Call it what you wish but nominating Githu Muigai for AG the same day Agnes Odhiambo and Edward Ouko were nominated as Controller of Budget and Auditor General respectively smack off blatant and shameless political horse trading. There would be no better way to polarize Kenya than see the BIG CATS share the spoils at the expense of the rest.
Make no mistake, the nominees have superlative qualifications but the you cannot prevent that rotten air of something up the sleeves of the appointing authority.
And true to Kenya's reputation, we were handed a morsel in Willy Mutunga and before we could even say STUD there we have the kings of impunity suffocating Kenyans with their ethnic choices to key offices.
The position of AG is such an integral office for all forms and shapes of governance so much so that all the previous heinous frauds like Goldenberg and Anglo Leasing can as well mutate and acquire new lives of their own secure in the knowledge that the perpetrators remain untouchable.
Wako may have smiled his tenure for nearly two decades but the self betrayal of hitherto brilliant resume is a warning sign of what disaster such people foment in service of the powers they serve. One would have expected Prof Githu Muigai to act when his name was dragged in mud in a previous nomination. But alas, some are more equal and more imporatnt than the rest. He remain the singular beneficiary after the rest in the list were sacrificed.
Interviews for the Chief justice raised the bar so high it appears the only way to go was down. This is evident from the shameless handpicking by the two principals which smells of deadly tribal fumes. Those hiding under paper qualification above the true and practical Kenyan politics are living very beautiful lies.
Githu Migai may have been among Mutanga's first cohort of law students but the later must not be naive to know who calls the tune and pays the piper. The bottom line is CALCULATIVE JUDICIAL GATE KEEPING. All is smokescreen. Amos' smile may be gone but we as well learn to live with Wako repackaged, MTA DO?.