The president hardly ever calls a press conference... but today he did.
So you would have naturally expected that what he had to say was of great national importance. Something really, really important.
Something to do with him finally addressing the rampant corruption in the grand coalition government (that we are told by John Michuki he is in full control of). Somebody would have probably speculated that he wants to announce the dissolving of the entire cabinet or some other equally significant decision.
Instead, flanked by a tearful first lady, the President of the republic of Kenya and the commander in chief of the armed forces called a press conference to tell Kenyans that he only has one wife. He then allowed his wife to threaten the press with another of her “raids” for daring to suggest that she has a co-wife.
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Honestly I did not know whether to laugh or cry. This was totally and utterly unbelievable. Will somebody please wake me up from this nightmare, there is no way it can be happening. Not now.... How?
When the country is grappling with some serious problems including Kenyans dying of starvation, the president calls a press conference to discuss domestics? I really have no words this time.
Of course the whole storm seemed to have been triggered off by the comments of former Kabete MP Paul Muite yesterday over the raid on the Standard newspaper where property confiscated from the Media house is yet to be returned. Muite claimed that the raid had nothing to do with national security issues but had something to do with “the president and his two wives.” That last bit must have been what stirred the hornet’s nest. So much so that the first lady threatened to take people to court.
Interestingly I have never seen the government spokesman look so embarrassed. I mean even after the man releases his highly fictional accounts to the press he always keeps a straight face and never butts an eye lid. This time Dr Alfred Mutua and other State House staff looked visibly embarrassed and very uncomfortable as the president of the republic of Kenya embarrassed himself in full glare of TV cameras.
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Everybody in Kenya is aware of the fact that Mwai Kibaki has paid dowry for one Mary Wambui. Indeed even as you read this her house is still being guarded by GSU personnel at the taxpayer’s expense. So who is this Wambui woman and why does she still cost the taxpayer money when the president has denied her and the children they had together?
If what the president is saying is true (and we presume it must be true because if a president can tell the nation lies in full glare of press cameras, then he has no business continuing to serve the public in any capacity even as the member of a board running a cattle dip in the village) then Mary Wambui should be immediately arrested for being an impostor and claiming to be the president’s wife. Surely if this is not done right away we will soon have hoardes of women swarming from the wood work claiming to be the president’s wife.
P.S. 87% of Kenyans in an NTV survey completed minutes ago, say that they do NOT believe the president when he says that he only has one wife. Jijazie……
Read this commentary in another Kenyan site and see the photograph. Is the ADC behind Kibaki actually crying in shame?