Kenya must probably be the most tear-resistant country on planet Earth. This is one country teaming with competing egos at her helm. The political combatants are in permanent state of electioneering and their selfish vibes amount to nothing but thinly veiled bravado meant to serve sectarian interests. Grandiose slogans are our forte and we never run short of high sounding programs which are crafted purposely not to be implemented.
The Grand Coalition Government was an estranged relationship even before the nuptials were exchanged. Look at how the partners are busy pleasing pursuing their individual interest at the expense of the common good on which the truce was singularly premised. ODM is busy retracing its steps after rediscovering that the detour was a road to political nowhere. Everywhere the political drums are beating and the tempo increases with every passing day.
Whoever said that a president serving his final term is a lame duck couldn’t have been more right. By attempting to politically re-invent himself in leading an active political party, Kibaki has exposed his soft underbelly and his hitherto gate keepers know it better. They have bared their fangs by latently challenging the emperor to his own throne while alive. His apologists may try all they wish to craft opaque theories in justifying Emilio’s astuteness but the political players no a thing or two about the guy at very close range and they appear bent on exploiting it for their political future.
We are a country at crossroads and acutely lacking in imaginative leadership. The v2030 must have been a clever ploy to celebrate somebody’s 100th birthday in advance. Otherwise how do you explain an uncreative program pegged on a trickle down economics learnt in the first half of last Century? Let us be honest with ourselves people. All the political posturing and heat are simply reverberations of inept leadership singularly defined by FRAUD and DECEPTION. The resulting mess is now compounded by schemes to protect status quo after Kibaki’s political demise. To think otherwise is to engage in massaging of obtuse egos. Well, it is not a crime but the price is enormous to self and country.