Sunday, July 26, 2009
Kibaki-Raila's Lunch: Eating Cooked Goose
The two principals are walking the talk. Wait a minute, whose talk? We have seen it before and only in Kenya where memory goes comatose at the sight of tribal alliances. Raila should count his stars that he managed to pull Kibaki when Muthaura was recuperating.
These two guys are simply preying onto Narc's nostalgic magic. Well, Narc came with the same goodwill until the real power barons redefined the parameters. Serial liars have no shame and woe unto Raila if he buys into an empty shell. All the photo opportunities will head straight to the archives once the realpolitik begins.
Fish maybe a nutritious menu for lunch but it has no political value. Kibaki just wanted to sample fresh fish caught in Migingo Island. All else is predictable melodrama that will only succeed in opening and sheering raw political wounds.
It is one thing to create an impression of leadership by example and from in front, but quite another to fool yourself with fake friendship premised exclusively on expediency. So here we are being impressed upon to embrace a dusted old trick packaged as new dawn while the cabinet meant to formulate governance agenda is pulling in different directions.
Only in Kenya can serial liars hope to attain different results from same cheap tricks. Meanwhile tuvumilie kuwa Wakenya.
Posted by luke at 11:00 AM