The heat is dissipating and the noose loosening. Slowly but surely the beleaguered Finance minister is finding his footing in the predictable ETHNIC safety net. We are back to familiar waters and the mobs are ready and hungry for hire at the right price. Ready availability of a political scapegoat and party only helps to hasten the political recovery process.
The Iron Lady Martha must have imagined that her betrayal to fly kite would derail the DECEPTION gravy train. Well, she must be ruing that costly blunder by escaping with her skirt for cover. DPM Uhuru Kenyatta has promptly seized on the opportunity to politically gather wind on his sail. Son of Jomo is back with all his wits which apparently reappeared after the gloomy afternoon in Parliament when he sat pensively as Kimunya was roasted live. But not for long when opportunism is a prized virtue in politics. After realizing that Martha refused to play ball, UK has dutifully filled the vacuum to trail blaze the tribal flagship. It is succession script’s preface being refined in earnest.
Kimunya is in VERY SECURE hands and territory. Comparing the Grand Regency scam to Anglo Leasing is to miss the boat by a river. Apples and oranges are incomparable. Poor Daudi Mwirairai had to go because there was second term to fight for unlike now when all programs and schemes must be promptly accomplished at whatever cost lest the wider schemes to auction Kenya fails. The ruling cabal cannot afford the luxury of allowing the Grand Regency saga to balloon into a crisis now that debts are accruing from last year’s elections with creditors breathing fire on the neck of the CEO.
False siege mentality
Play it dirty if the game promises to deliver an accurate political punch. We are back to open competition and raw power games. The president must be insulated from all forms of exposure, perceived or real. Puppets now and respect orders from theor masters. The powers behind the serial scandals only need to play into the president’s insecurity by packaging ministerial committee’s recommendation as a clever attempt to undermine his authority. By reminding Kibaki of the common thread running through Kimunya, his golfing buddy at CBK Ndungu and NSIS director Michael Gichangi, the marionette is left with no option but to play ball.
Security in numbers is a porous defence for the guilty. Kimunya has unwittingly admitted guilt that CBK official under him made a mistake and he shamelessly proceeds with hata wewe pia gimmick that Orengo too should carry the burden because he is the boss at Lands. It is the Finance Minister and Ministry under microscope and the cross is proving too heavy. He has made a promise to resign his Kipipiri with the singular objective of only fooling himself. He has refused to remove the speck in his eyes so why would he promise to uproot a tree later? Spewing lies to cover previous lies makes you prone to serial goofs. Kimunya is battering his prostrate persona by passing NO CONFIDENCE VOTE on the government he serves. Maybe only Libyan sleuths would earn Kimunya’s trust and respect. Kibaki may just answer Amos’ prayers and engage top crime busters from Tripoli.
Sometimes it takes a disaster/scandal to galvanize competing interests when the common ultimate prize is threatened. Desperate situations call for desperate and tested measures. In the present scenario nothing sells faster than drumming up tribal support and creating a siege mentality albeit a false one. The confidence in Kimunya’s tone tells it all. Gloating that he would rather die than resign mirrors the thinking inside power circles. The prince of impunity knows the handsome rewards derived from stopping bullets for the king. It couldn’t get any hotter than last week. The change in tone and the accompanying bravado clearly proves we haven’t seen the last act of OBTUSE IMPUNITY. Kazi iendelee, na bado.