What’s really going on behind the scenes with this PLO Lumumba bribery drama?
This saga really started last weekend when the Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka very suddenly and out of the blue said that Kenyans should defend PLO Lumumba who was being targeted by politicians.
I found that a very strange thing for the sworn water melon to say and I started wondering what was going on. Well, I didn’t have to wait long because yesterday when PLO Lumumba called a press conference. Not to announce who he had nabbed but to tell Kenyans about a bribery attempt involving assistant minister Cecily Mbarire and her husband a Mr Dennis Apaa. Strange bibery attempt involving a mere Kshs 100,000. Apparently Apaa is a director in one of the companies Lumumba’s KACC has been investigating in connection to scandals in the water ministry. Read the full story HERE.
What is the connection between the two incidents?
Firstly it is becoming increasingly clear that every time Kalonzo Musyoka opens his mouth to say something this days he is hitting out at Raila Odinga. Indeed if you want to know what is really going on at the Prime Minister’s camp, just listen carefully to what Kalonzo has to say. It is as simple as that.
This blogger has been informed by an impeccable source that the case against Water Minister Charity Ngilu is water tight, forget the fact that she was “cleared” by some parliamentary select committee. All that remains is for somebody to get the prosecution wheels moving.
But apparently that cannot happen so easily because Madam Ngilu is one of those stones that is too heavy to turn. Apart from being a very close associate of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, she also one of the very few people that has the ear of President Kibaki. Kenyans who care to look back just a little will realize that Kibaki would never have made it to president without the crucial support of Madam Ngilu and the late Michael Kijana Wamalwa.
So Ngilu is insulated.
The link between Ngilu and Mbarire is obvious. The two are very close friends and it does not require any imagination to see the deals being alleged to have taken place actually happening.
Now Raila supporters have been busy ensuring that Kalonzo Musyoka is exposed for the hilarious joker he really is, a water melon par excellence. Musyoka who is keen to occupy State house come 2012 is hitting back in kind. And what better way to do so just now than to sink his political rival in Ukambani once and for all with this water ministry scandal? By doing so he will also be making a major dent in the Raila camp because the plan as of this minute is to have Ngilu as Raila’s running mate in 2012.
This is the politics that PLO has been caught up with. PLO Lumumba is an intelligent man and I fail to see why he would not have known that there was no way his sting operation against Mbarire and her husband would not have leaked out to the targets. With the kind of history I have described it was inevitable.
Incidentally this bribe drama also introduces a few questions about PLO. He said that he invited the Mbarire’s to a fund raising event. The question many Kenyans are asking is why would he want to do that? How do you invite a person you are investigating to a fund-raiser?
I am sorry but I have never really brought myself to trust PLO. I just keep remembering his Kanu beginnings where he went out of his way to defend the corrupt dictatorial regime of Daniel arap Moi with those descriptive stylish words of his.
There is much more than meets the eye to this bizarre bribery drama.