In the past few months there has been alot of unwarranted and thinly veiled ill intentioned dismissing of vice president Kalonzo Musyoka in several blog posts on this forum. The VP has been written off from featuring anywhere in the line up to the 2012 general elections, much less as a serious contender for the presidential vote (the first of many to be held under a new constitution). Questions have been asked such as what does the MP for Mwingi North have to offer, and what would he bring to the table if he couldn't even influence and sway voting patterns in his constituency as was seen during the recent referendum
In an apparent answer to both his online and long time critics the Vice president has this week launched his early bird no holds barred special campaign bid for the presidency. And why not? The Vice President's attempt to become the 4th president of the republic of Kenya will not be treated with the seriousness they deserve only by unperceptive cynics. The facts speak for themselves because here is a politician who just recently celebrated his silver jubilee in politics with exemplary record service representing his constituency from 1993 till date. This is not a man stuck in old ways of doing things
The vice president clearly is a man who is cut from presidential material cloth. Until now his diplomatic political skills have been temperately used in warding off childish political opponents friendly fire from their followers who are manipulated to harrass and intimidate public figures speaking at official functions. Kalonzo may have cut his teeth as a KANU politician but its clear for all to see he was only in the mama na baba party and not of it.
It makes alot of sense now for the VP to run for the presidency when at the dawn of a brand new beginning for the nation because as the 2nd in command he has been limited time and again by external circumstances that have prevented him from showing his true colours as a servant leader who would bring the much needed positive changes while remaining focussed on what he was elected to do. Here at Kumekucha we welcome the Vice President's early bird presidential bid