Desperate moments call for desperate actions. Those who have been fooled to think of President Kibaki as aloof better have their heads examined. Kibaki has taken his succession head on using Uhuru to manage in in light of ICC while strengthening the G7 political grouping.
Most readers of Kumekucha may have been fortunate enough to witness the sunset days of the late President Jomo Kenyatta. Well, worry no more folks for the script if being copy-pasted right before your eyes. Adjust your seat belts for the bumpy ride ahead.
Then the late(s) Njenga Karume and Kihika Kimani would whip tribal emotions to keep the presidency within the house. But now we have educated and religious zealots in Bishop Emerita Lawi Imathiu and Peter Njenga pounding the tribal drums and manufacturing communal enemies who are out to vanquish and dispossess Gema of their birthright.
Nostalgia galore and Kibaki cannot take chances gambling with his legacy. Make no mistake, Kenya is no Ivory Coast nor Senegal. And very soon the OATHING sessions will be with us once more.
Missionary zeal in the Kibaki Succession
The latest Cabinet reshuffle was a window dressing for the hard political ball ahead. Forget the sissy Moi handing in power in 2002. Uncle Dan was only returning the favour and giving back power to its rightful owners.
The heightened tribal heat boiling the Kibaki succession has just picked the embers from where it was left in the 1970s. We haven't seen anything yet. No prize is big enough as a collateral just ask the late John Michuki.
ICC has set the perfect scene for that final superlative act. No elections this year. Meanwhile plans go into high gear to scatter that imperialist institution hosted in the (Zero) Netherlands. Kenya is not Congo just like one nondescript Thomas Lubanga is no scion Jomo Junior. The gods of the mountains will never let Kibaki enjoy his retirement if he never did anything to save Uhuru's skin.
Granted most Kenyan tribes have their own cultural organizations. But Gema is not one of those cultural merry-go-rounds. It is all about POWER and supremacy, OWNING KENYA. The other tribes must duly acknowledge the fact and thank their stars for being hosted within Kenya's beautiful borders.
Forget the fact that the often repeated mantra that the grass root populace never benefits from the stranglehold by their elite. You only need to look and read from the EXPORTED VILLAGERS whose vitriol is even more acidic than the true village vagabond smoking some alien weed while incoherently mumbling some reggae song.
The Hague Express may have bolted from the station, but Ocampo and his team will know that Kenya has its owners. The Limuru II conference did a brilliant job in intimidating the rest of Kenya. Following closely was the the reshuffle facade that eased the opinionated Mutula Kilonzo from stalling the counter Hague Express.
Add to that the potent message inherent in sending Kalonzo Musyoka to Sudan to deliver special message to fugitive Omar Al Bashir. It is the height of obtuse naivety to still entertain the thought that Kibaki is sleeping on the job. Not when Gema's heart and soul is at stake.
Damn the Cabinet with their December election date. Kibalki's acrobatic skit on the election date was no happenstance but an act of unrivalled political and tribal calculation. What is more, the most important dockets are in SAFE HANDS, MTA DO?