Finance Ministry is the nerve centre of all the national LOOTING and will never be entrusted to nosy or untried hands. John Michuki was the best bet to keep the lid tightly shut lest the worms come out crawling to embarrass the king. The acting minister is primed to promptly kill two birds in one blow: one the budget debate will not be derailed for lack of a minister. But mostly importantly the able Kimeendero will make sure the privileged Kenyans who borrowed Ksh. 20b from with no intention of paying have a trusted hand to cover them now that their guarantor is a political past tense.
But wait a minute. The workaholic Michuki must have an administrative transplant to wade through the 10th Parliament. His bravado and high handedness of the colonial school will meet its match. Besides pressure from the public Kibaki’s financial inner circles will not find it easy to do business with John. The old colonial administrator will obviously take no orders from first siblings who are busy feathering their nest with every available opportunity. Then the predictable conflict of interest as Michuki himself has the high affinity to smell deals miles away.
In addition to containing MPs within parliament, Michuki’s acting capacity is a clever ploy by Kibaki to avoid political fallout in his own backyard. The minister’s DNA had to be right for obvious reasons. But then there starts the next round of intra-ethnic wars. While Karua and Uhuru have their political antennae tuned to 2012, the council of elders and Trancentury patrons have higher and bigger objectives which are short term stretching into long term. The deals made to finance last years polls must be completed no matter what and new ones brokered and finalized in the next 1500 days. Only a safe pair of hands which is not only trusted but also tested and tried fits that bill.
Last sweet laugh
Meanwhile Kimunya can leak his wounds for now secure in the knowledge that his job is secure. The pain will eventually be worth it Amos. Be brave enough for the Okemos of this world for they will cause some tiny sweat. But the trophy will be your Finance docket when the Majid Cockar commission will predictably release a stunning and sensational report exonerating you and praising you for having saved your country Kenya with your business astuteness in securing above bid price for the disgraced Grand Regency.
And who being silence and aloofness in the middle of a scandal and political storm being clueless? Well, now we know better. There is pure leadership from the rear where you manufacture a facade of fairness by creating two acting ministers. A textbook resolve would see our MPs seek the high moral ground and stick to it till the LOOTING ghosts are exorcised. But they know doing so would jeopardize their own hefty pay with no Finance minister to transact the business. You see the experienced king is not naive and would use the first opportunity to dangle that ransom in their gullible face and abracadabra the till is open again and the LOOTING continues. We are deep in the woods people. Trust the king, he hits us where it hurts most. Mta do?