As VP Musyoka admits that the coalition government is the cause of Kenyan’s many problems
You, my dear readers must be pretty sick by now of me telling you how I love movies.
My apologies as I indulge you in yet another movie. This one perfectly illustrates the situation in Kenya for me.
The movie is Titanic. Did you watch it? But let me say something before I talk about the movie.
The "unsinkable" Titatic shortly before it's maiden and only voyage. Is the coalition government about to hit deadly "icebergs"?
Former UN secretary general Kofi Anan thinks that the coalition government will hold and so do so many other prominent people. However Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka gave what must be his most controversial speech yesterday and confirmed what we have been saying in this blog and what Kenyans have been saying all along. The VP says that a coalition government is the worst possible kind of government we have ever had. He then went on to blame all the problems facing the country on the coalition government of which he belongs.
This statement from the Daily nation article on the speech was the killer blow for me;
Mr Musyoka bluntly described a coalition government as “the worst form of governance” which allowed politicians to endanger people’s future with impunity. Read the full article.
Now you have heard it from the horses’ mouth.
Back to Titanic. The movie was of course based on a real life tragedy where the biggest steam ship of it’s time, the Titanic sunk on it’s maiden trip from Southampton, England to NewYork City America.
The huge luxury ship employing the latest technology of the time was touted as being unsinkable (We have been told that the coalition government will hold and is unsinkable until the 2012 elections).
In the movie version a budding romance between two characters from very different worlds (played by Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winselet) takes place within the ship. The unlikely romance is held together despite everything by true love which is proved in the end. (The “romance” between PNU and ODM is held together by greed and corruption as VP Kalonzo Musyoka confirmed yesterday.)
And so the unsinkable Titanic hurtled full speed towards NewYork oblivious of the great dangers ahead in the form of icebergs.
The coalition government is hurtling full speed towards 2012 with ,members stealing and grabbing like there was no tomorrow, but like just as the Titanic never reached new York…EVER, the coalition government will never see 2012. The ship sunk on 15th April (1912) and in my vioew the coalition government will collapse a few weeks after that same date this year.
What icebergs do I see ahead?
Good question. Methinks that it will be all about the economy. Most economists think that the country will have been hit by the effects of the wolrd economic melt down by May this year. And without the “glue” that holds the coalition “romance” together i.e. plenty of cash to loot, what are the chances of it surviving?
I would like to think of the Kumekucha blog as that first officer at the top of the Titanic who saw the icebergs looming in the dark horizon and did his best to raise the alrm. The ship tried to turn to avoid the deadly icebergs but due to it’s great speed at the time, it was all too late.
Read more about The titanic
We were right and wrong about the coalition in this Feb 28th 2008 article
Will The grand coalition government collapse in this way?