Kibaki amejifry mwenyewe!!!

December 8, 2005 at 2:55 pm 8 comments

How I wish I could be as sincerely optimistic regarding Hon. Kibaki’s politics as some are; I’m afraid I can barely muster some courage for that. My President has a penchant for self-destruction.  Like King Lear, he won’t know what hit him (politically speaking).  Watch that space.


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  • 1. Wamweri  |  December 8, 2005 at 3:46 pm

    Few things to point out, firstly the cabinet is split on partisan lines, then unfortunatly by tribal lines.

    Lets look at who kibaki had a chance to work with. He tried Kanu, they refused. That leaves Ford-K and LDP. LDP have outrightly denounced the presi which leaved Ford-K.

    As such this was one huge delima. He had to resort to the fringe politicians and mainly loyalists, which is what he has done.

    Out of these he needeed to come up with a broad based cabinet that might help out with the tribal factors in Kenya. His choice was again very limited. The entire luo nyanza would not dare ‘offend’ Raila by joining up with Kibaki. So that rules them all out.

    The next big tribe is the Kamba’s. At least here he had a chance to pull in a few mp’s. Something that he has done.

    Next the Kalenjins, he reached out to individuals and luckily got quite a few on his side. Am still not sure if the Meeting with Moi had anything to do with it.

    The Maasai’s and upper rift guys had to get a mention which he did. That leaves the coastarians. In we saw Shakombo et al. He has a good chance to win the Coast as the leading lights of ODM are only represented by Mr Balala. So the battle is to be won there.

    Having condidered all this i think the President has shown his hands and the cards are all on the table.

    Do we need a fresh mandate, Well, Sadly, i think Parliament will make sure of it. Parliament is largely anti-govt now. Am not sure about the numbers but i think its safe to assume more than 51% of the parliament are with the ODM dudes.

    There’s going to be a great need of political manouvering if Kibaki is to survive this.

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  • 2. Jesse  |  December 8, 2005 at 11:39 pm

    That Hon. Kibaki is going to have to find a way to save face is no longer in doubt. That he must do it quick is now also certain.

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  • 3. Xylem  |  December 8, 2005 at 11:40 pm

    wamweri, your tribal analysis above for the Kibaki govn’t was perhaps true yesterday, when he unveilled the cabinet, not so much today. Mind you, he did not rule all the Luo out, he named a few to his cabinet. So far Ojodeh has said NO. Kibaki has lost the Kamba. With Ngilu and Kalonzo out, Kambaland is out. Ford Kenya, mostly a Bukusu stroghold has ditched him. That leaves the govn’t in a Kikuyu outfit.

    What didn’t Kibaki do that he should have done??

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  • 4. Murungik  |  December 8, 2005 at 11:41 pm

    Xylem wrote:

    What didn’t Kibaki do that he should have done??

    Atleast talk to ODM and make sure it is highly publicised, but not necessarily appoint them to cabinet. Then maybe the situation would not have reached these level, as some trust would have developed especially amongst the fence sitters who are now ditching him.

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  • 5. mzalendo  |  December 8, 2005 at 11:41 pm

    Good Luck Emilio..like i said WRONG MOVE

    READ MY ANALYSIS AT http://mzalendowakenya.blogspot.com/

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  • 6. Jesse  |  December 8, 2005 at 11:41 pm

    True Mzalendo, very true. Sadly, some media reports suggest that our President learns about the country not from the media but from his daily intelligence briefings. You should hope that somehow, in their legendary prowess in their duties, they monitor this site and pass on your concerns. Not a bad bet if you also consider media reports that they did their best to advise him about the looming disaster on Nov. 21 (despite subsequent protests by some government operatives).

    http://www.kenyananalyst.blogspot

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  • 7. Home  |  August 17, 2007 at 6:03 pm

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  • 8. mogiyusuf  |  August 19, 2007 at 1:57 am

    The main word, enigma means, that which can not be explained. I say a confusion. It also means a difficulty problem, and that does sound more like Raila. He really is international for a Nigerian scholar to write his biography. I mean even his best gospel is spread, by the man himself, outside Kenya. But if I was to write his biography, I would give it a probably catchier title. How about Raila the low flying vulture in Kenyan politics! Well it couldn’t be easy for his fanatical fans to tell the likeness but really that’s all he is. Raila, who claims to be the creator of Kibaki’s presidency by his two words; Kibaki tosha! is not known to work much, but he does talk a lot. His says it’s called politics, talking, talking, talking. He is the most popular Kenyan politician, he says. By which I think he means most known and surely you pull off having your name in the papers everyday and you will, be known. It wouldn’t matter much what you do or says. He always has something for the media and when he runs out of dossiers, he pulls out his favourite card. My life is in danger! Being in the media this much then why would anyone need to read his biography. Hiyo tosha!

    While he considers himself the most suitable to be Mr President after Kibaki’s term (since he didn’t get to be the executive prime minister he hoped to be), I would disqualify him from Kenya’s political scene. And that without questioning every thing he does or says which as we know is a lot, I would take just three of them, excluding coup attempts and destabilizing a government elect.(1) One, he denied Kenyans their democratic right when he led his gang of power hungries in stating that Kenyans should not read a drafted constitution, but must reject it. Without reading it. By doing so, conscious of how popular and influential he is; thus easily manipulating and misleading thousands of Kenyans to base their vote on him and his bunch, he stole one of Kenya’s most historical moments. The creation of a wholly Kenyan constitution.

    This I say coz it’s my strongest believe that people should have decided without the intervention of his kind of politics, if not non for that matter. The government had done a remarkable job, which deserved recognition, to not only print the constitution but also to make it within reach of Kenyans everywhere. A lot was spent on this mentally, physically and financially. The least anyone could have down is to let all Kenyans who can read do so and make their own decision. But to incite people to burn copies of such an important document just because of a political oblivion phobia is selfish and unworthy to lead any nation!
    (2)Then to run off or fly off to distant lands (read west) and wash ones dirty linen in those publics, talking ill and spreading lies about ones government is low, way too low. Raila could not himself last a day politically in those countries where he goes to sell Kenya. He is lucky that Kenyans like political jokers of his kind unquestioningly.

    He should by now understand that his western masters would only support or work with him for their own benefit. That’s the deal. He has convinced his followers and even himself that he is mightier than thou, the one, the only Kenya’s saviour. How about some dignity?
    But times are changing, a natural mystic is blowing. Slowly, maybe, but surely Kenyans even his own devoted are starting to see him for what he is. A vulture because he is (3) only after what President Kibaki is building. I prefer to listen to that who says, my aim is to make Kenya a working nation with a government of national unity. Simple. And someone has already said that and is doing it too. Raila had the opportunity to show us all how hard working he is. He, like a number of others was given a ministerial responsibility in the government (not his first). But he spent his energies in backstabbing that same government. He wasted a lot of energy in trying to bring down the same person whom he had pronounced best for the job. He probably made his worst personal mistake when he shouted Kibaki tosha! But that is probably the best thing that he has ever done for our nation. Thanks!

    While he is preoccupied with the thought that he is the best Kenya will ever have, he misses the most significant signs of all his time. The fact that no Kenyan leader in his circle of ´´illuminatas“ or outside it has ever, will ever bow to, or, for him. They all know that it would be a dangerous mistake. And Kenyans have neither time nor the luxury of such a mistake. His biography?

    Am yet to hear his fellow ODM princes declare him as tosha. If he is as good as he thinks he is, then how come he is not an obvious choice? The ODM leadership seem to be playing a game of waiting to see who breaks first, Russian roulette. Then things will fall apart!
    If am asked, the man from the lakeside should tone down and try to read the times lest he be left nothing but the noise maker he is, without an audience. Borrow a line from Saitoti ´´read my lips“ and do something honourable to attach to his résumé. Our glorious country is rising again to take its place among the stars; we can not afford a misstep, a backward move, Moi tosha! ed. We have had enough, and like the professor said ´´ there comes a time when the interest of the nation is of more importance than personal interest“. It is our patriotic duty to ensure that the leadership of our nation does not fall into the wrong hands

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