Raphael Tuju's chances of becoming president of Kenya are slimmer than those of my Grandmother, so why throw stones?
In the days of President Jomo Kenyatta the old man would settle his scores with nothing less than blood. That is a why a poor man called Pio Gama Pinto (amongst other slowish Kenyans) lost his life for simply retorting to a Jomo Kenyatta insult. Kenyatta called him an idiot and Pinto replied; you are also an idiot in front of witnesses.
Daniel arap Moi was the first to come up with the idea of having hooligans emphasize his political stand to those citizens who were a tad slow in catching the drift.
Uhuru Kenyatta’s handlers are said to have emphasized to their boss that there is now way you can become a big man in African politics without a hooligan wing to take care of business. The dreaded Mungiki are the folks who have been handling that end of affairs for the son of Jomo and it all culminated in the sad events of January 2008.
Now assuming that Raila Odinga becomes the next president of Kenya like some Kenyans believe he will and Kumekucha introduces himself somewhere in the province where I was in fact born by a strange twist of fate (although I am NOT a Luo), chances are that yours truly will suddenly find that it is raining stones on him.
What Kenyans need to discuss on a very serious note are those presidential candidates who do things in the old hooligan ways and those who do not. Sincerely in this day and age there are some issues that should be pretty clear cut. Raphael Tuju should be allowed to carry his presidential campaign anywhere in the country he wants to go and if I was a presidential candidate and folks claiming to be my supporters did such n idiotic thing as to stone a nobody with no chance at coming anywhere near the presidency in a century, then I would step down from running for the presidency. Pure and simple. But alas, there is nothing simple about Kenyan politics, is there?
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