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Thursday, April 18, 2013
This Woman Shebesh
Beautiful Rachel Shebesh, and in the other photograph with musician Kenzo at a popular club along Mombasa Road.
It is said that she was once slapped by Ida Odinga and then only recently she was kicked out of State house by Mama Ngina Kenyatta. The truth is that newly elected Women's representative for Nairobi Rachel Wambui Shebesh is never far from controversy.
But who is she? Are all the sensational stories about her true? Which high profile Kenyan men has she been linked to? What numbingly shocking thing did Miguna Miguna say about her and the ODM high command? Why is it that some political analysts are predicting she is the closest thing we have so far to a possible first woman president of Kenya? See all the rather unexpected answers to those highly sensitive questions HERE.
Those who know her well say that Shebesh is extremely intelligent and gets very impatient with people who are a little “slow” to grasp things. Add that to the fact that she does not fear to speak her mind, and it doesn’t matter who you are. And then mix this explosive recipe in a Kenyan pot and you will begin to understand why “trouble” is never too far away from Shebesh.
Kenyan voters do not attach to much importance to the personal lives and morals of their politicians. Indeed there is evidence to suggest that characters like Charity Ngilu have had their popularity boosted partly by their rather colourful perceived after hours image. It seems that voters on these shores admire the human aspect in their politicians and to them this tends to make them even more lovable and electable. Thus the kind of scandals that would end political careers in the Western world tend to do the opposite in Kenya.
There is no doubt that Shebesh is hot. She has what the young people call “swag” and her taste in everything that she surrounds her life with is admirable. The truth is that it is very rare to find beauty and brains at such a high level combined in one explosive package and this is the reason why you can be sure that Shebesh has a very bright future in Kenyan politics even if she fails to ascend to the presidency.
Not to mention the fact that she has played her political cards very smartly indeed teaming up with the likes of popular Mike Mbuvi Sonko to cut an image that made her unbeatable in the recent general elections in a very crowded field for Nairobi women’s representative. But even before that she used every opportunity that came her way, turning a simple introduction to Raila by Reuben Ndolo into a coveted nominated member position which she used to cut out a niche for herself in Kenyan politics.
See also; What Shebesh said about drug traffickers and those who killed the late Prof George Saitoti