Political events in the recent past and new future may expose the vulnerability of many top shots. Ford-K has just REDISCOVERED itself and promptly ditched PNU following hot in the heels of Narc Kenya and remnants of Kanu. So what will be fate and face of PNU as a party?
Uniting singularly from fear of the opponent is a hollow premise that is not sustainable in the long run. The truth is PNU was and is not a political party in the strict sense of the word. Instead it is a conglomeration (nay patch work) of selfish and scared political entities whose common denominator was fear of the unknown. The chickens are coming home to roost and the typical DECEPTIVE Kenyan brand of politics is eventually crawling out of the word works. Poor Gabriel Kombo! He chairs a party with MPs who consider themselves more valuable than him. Muskari had even to resort to his stock in trade of political black mail, threats and canvassing to get nominated to parliament.
But the real fireworks kick off this weekend in Naivasha when Kibaki succession in disguise takes centre stage at the Narc-K convention. The iron lady is leaving nothing to chance and already has the professor of mathematics boxed into a political corner. But not so fast because you only write off the George at you own peril. Prof Kiarie Kinuthia already has feelers in DP as a fall back position just incase things turn out nasty. The professor of topology can ill afford a rematch reminiscent of the Kasarani drama of the (in) famous KIMYA PROFESA and THERE COMES A TIME……..
Facade of unity
We are already into the season of political positioning and realignment. The casualties will predictably reactivate numerous moribund 100+ parties to sustain the nauseating Kenyan political circus. Forget about the so-called the government of grand coalition which was a detour in the political ego trip. The race has just begun pitting Martha, George and UK. All have their eyes on the ultimate price. The facade of unity and hard ball politics exhibited so far will soon melt into oblivion as each pursues his/her individual trophy.
PNU supporters will soon pay the ultimate price of owning a shell as the elements scatter into the four wings of the world. Well, the truism that the easiest way of uniting people is to create a common enemy (real or perceived) couldn’t have been more apt. The tragedy comes when the elements eventually split away from that enemy in pursuit of individual glory/goals. By then you have got no reason to be together until you start looking at each other by which time you start again looking for another enemy within your ranks. And the circular motion continues.