The poll carried out on Citizen’s Sunday Live last night must have surprised many…
But not regular readers of this blog.
The poll question to Kenyans was whether they would vote for Mutava Musyimi as President. A simple yes or no answer was required. A staggering 92% said YES.
But I have no intention of bragging and so I will explain what is happening here to my newer readers.
My regulars will remember that in the run up to the 2007 General Elections I kept on talking about Kenya’s angry voters. Angry voters are dangerous and unpredictable. In those elections candidate Raila Odinga had many odds against him, more than most Kenyans realize. Indeed Eldoret North legislator William Ruto kept on telling him that he was unelectable and should give way to another ODM candidate. Raila was adamant and insisted that he was the democratically elected ODM presidential candidate. Others like Kalonzo Musyoka could not take it and abandoned Odinga running away with the ODM Kenya registration certificate. You know the rest of the story.
What Ruto and Musyoka saw was not an illusion but the harsh reality of what Jomo Kenyatta’s government bequeathed to Kenyans. A deep hatred and suspicion of anybody from the Luo community. The whole anti-Luo community hate campaign was launched by Kenyatta’s inner circle that saw the community as the main threat to their dream of “the presidency never crossing the Chania River.” That Chania river divides Kiambu Kikuyu and Nyeri Kikuyu meaning that the whole evil plan was to not only retain the presidency of Kenya amongst the Kikuyu community but specifically in Kiambu where Kenyatta and his inner cabinet hailed from.
The threat was provoked by the likes of Tom Mboya whom the Kiambu mafia assassinated and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga who was very lucky not to have been assassinated.
And that is where the stories about Luos not being circumcised originated from (President George W. Bush is not circumcised either).
Anyway back to what I was saying about 2007, those who knew this history well would have speedily agreed with Ruto and Musyoka. I would also have agreed except that I noted the pulse of the nation and this phenomenon of angry voters. Predictably those angry voters ignored past history and voted in Raila Odinga, circumcised or not.
The news I have for you is that those same voters are angrier this time. And last night the first real evidence of what I have been harping on about here presented itself.
So my message to all those analysts busy talking about tribal equations and those politicians like Ruto, Uhuru and Kalonzo busy doing tribal arithmetic is that they should head back to the drawing boards pronto. Kenyans are about to elect the most unlikely president ever.
As for now Mutava Musyimi is the man to beat. I love this… don’t you?
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