The bloated cabinet has left people gloating and screaming depending on which side of the political divide you subscribe to. Hitherto pro-establishment are donning fake objective lenses in screaming 40 is larger than 44. That is brand hypocrisy made in Kenya for Kenyans.
But behind the ungodly numbers may lie a political silver lining. Kenyan being the ethnically divided country it is reputed to be, why not have each of the 40 ministers from each tribe? Kibaki and Raila representing their respective tribes would complete the equation and make a happy cabinet of 42. That stroke of political genius would message every ethnic ego and Kenya would be left less tensed. But again such a proposal would leave the political vultures livid with rage. They want the whole carcass for themselves.
The obscene number of cabinet ministers has been sanitized as the ultimate price we had to pay for national healing. But with gaping cracks threatening every thread of the fabric already, ours will truly be two governments in one joyfully pulling in extreme opposite directions. The assistant ministers from opposing parties will never be allowed any breathing space by their respective bosses.
The die is cast and both political pests will clink to carcass Kenya drawing as much blood as their bellies can accommodate before the host drops dead in another 5 years to be resuscitated by a fresh group of scoundrels. Oil and water will serially seize each other in search of balance and supremacy.
Other stories of interest
Who is listening in to your cell phone conversations? Plus how to protect yourself