Topping the table is one and only Mwarang'ethe with his fidelity to remind all and sundry about political OPIUM. Mwarang'ethe's educative sermons on matters wealth, land and tax are legendary on this blog. Give it to the man for his wisdom alloyed in history-tested Sumarian folklore. Woe unto the intellectual feather weights who dare challenge him for he has no qualms going bare knuckles ready with abbreviated web references to back his takes. He may be staying abroad but Bw Mwarang'ethe never hides his disdain at cheap WESTERN solutions. Just pop any matter (political, economic or legal even biblical) and Mwarang'ethe will match it shredding you into pieces in the process before taking a deserved mouthful of pop corns drowned in e-mursik. This blog wouldn't have been the same in 2010 without Mwarang'ethe's ready red flags always signaling doomsday lurking in the shadows.
Accolades to Mwarang'ethe is no justice without crowning Oracle who epitomizes insider information so tactfully delivered he often leaves his target biting the dust. Oracle is a whole package who consistently takes off the wind from the sails of intellectual pretenders. Besides checkmating bravado, he simply breathes fresh air into any dialogue here.
Next award goes to the ebullient Mpesa with his straight shooting posts. You don't have to like Mpesa for he takes no hostages in his numerous parodies against the political class. He never shies away from reminding the king of his nudity. And while at it no tribal warlord escapes his thorny barbs. No wonder his Martha Karua choice for KK person of the year 2010 eventually carried the day.
Blogger Philip gets the award for stabilizing posts. His back to the basics often rubs the e-high priests the wrong way. Philip's love of the basics is so refreshing he stitches the lips of all e-loud-mouths. And while at it he spares none of so-called political big guns no matter their ethnicity. Together with Philip, Muru wa Gacii and Bobby6Killer are the other sprinklers of barbs and banquets to those who deserve them. Thanks guys for reigning with sanity.
And who can forget one Luke for daring the BOSS never to pander to explicit posts lest he corrupts his FAMILY BLOG? Luke's posts seamlessly blends both humour and hard facts to perfection. Whipping everybody into shape is his forte and woe unto the tribal warlords for crossing the path of his sparkling white HORSE. His search for HORSELESS merits e-cop award in readines to head candidate Atwoli's PR team.
Speaking of FIDELITY and horses, you must give it to Phil for his consistency. He may not have been as active here as before but you only rule Phil out at your own political peril. And he never masks his horse whom he rides and backs with facts while always keeping it civil.
Last which could as well be first, a deserved award to Chris for his dare devil posts. Nothing is a taboo here to him whether it is the tribal myths or stereotypes you will find them here all spread out to hang. Chauvinists will rue the day they discovered this blog for Chris' posts leaves them livid with rage that also hooks them here in equal measure. If you have no woken up from stereotypical hangovers, well you are better advised KUMEKUCHA.
And finally the ultimate award goes to all the silent readers and critics of this political blog for their warmth and heat respectively. Your loyalty kept the blog going and without you, all the efforts would have been akin to a parent punishing an unresponsive kid. This pre-elecetion year promises to be a furnace and we hope the many 'anonymouses' will acquire handles that let them feature in 6th KBA of 2012. Happy new year and let us keep the heat on in service to our motherland.
Just whispered into Kumekucha Chris' ear: A certain contender for the presidency in 2012 has instructed his handlers to dig up all the dirt they can find on Martha Karua. KwaniKumekucha is how inflential? Because this happened shortly after we named her the person of the year 2010 and said we would be willing to support her bid for the highest office in the land. Of course the whole idea of digging up dirt on Karua is to totally derail the iron lady's presidential ambitions when push comes to shove. As most of you know, Martha is very very vulnerable especially where her personal life is concerened so she had better get prepared early. Folks get ready for high wire drama as the contenders and pretenders to the throne get bare knuckled in their fight for the presidency. All indications are that the campaign proper has already started.