Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A little lip on the 'Crisis'

A lot has been said, a lot remains unsaid about the current 'crisis' in our coalition government. I must also claim my lip rights to mouth what my mind tells me.

Question is, why has Raila all of a sudden decided in the view of most Kenyans to take a rope and commit political suicide? First with the mau issue and now with maize and school fees issue? Why is he playing into the hands of his enemies? why when in fact a by election looms large?

My mind tells me that a number of people in 2007 could have voted one Mr. Raila Amolo Odinga as president due to his tribe but a big number could have voted him due to good old hope. Hope that his consistency in fighting various ills in society could be used to finally right the many wrongs. I am persuaded that there were a number of Kenyans who voted Raila in for being Raila and being Raila in their minds meant being right and firm.

But in the last 2 years since he shared power with Kibaki, has Raila been Raila? not really. He tried to play siasa. Doing a number of things to please his key accounts namely the Rutos of this world.

It seems clear that all of a sudden Raila has now woken up from the slumber and realized that for his own sake and for the sake of the country , he needs to be Raila. He needs to give to the country that which his personality promised. Meaning good governance at all costs to him. He has decided to be himself. And thats why I dont agree with Mutahi Ngunyi who reckons that Raila played into Kibakis bait. First I dont believe Kibaki is that sharp. If he were he would not have lost the referendum and subsequent general election with all those resources he had. I mean honestly for one he was a head of state and government controlling vast resources and a corrupt provincial administration together with the police force. Then secondly he was being backed by the most populous and most wealthy tribe in the nation. He was up against a person on the exact opposite of the social spectrum. He should not have lost this leave alone tie and take us through the painful experience of 2007. For that matter I dont buy the Kibaki brilliance theory of Ngunyi.

In any case, my mind tells me that its Kibaki who played into Raila's bait and rushed to squash his decision thus giving himself up to everyone as to who was the corrupt principal. Talk of hook , line and sinker.

But my good friend jakondiek is a worried man, being a blood supporter of Raila he wonders whether the man will survive this and I tell him, I dont know but what I know is that the man seems to emerge stronger from every crisis. Probably only Raila knows what it means to be Raila so time will tell.


  1. The only major mistake Raila made was in choosing the ODM Annan team, Whereas PNU chose lawyers - Mutula, Wetangula and Karua, ODM only had one lawyer Orengo and Ruto and Sally Kosgei although seemingly smart people really had no experience in constitutional law. The law went all in favour of PNU as a coalition and that has been and will continue to be the bane of Raila's bid as a prime minister.

  2. When Raila announced that he had suspended Ruto and Ongeri, 'everyone' including Martha Karua (who is supposed to believe that Raila has no such powers, lauded him for the action he took.

    Something is just not right with that accord, it is subject to different interpretations by different people!! Which should not be the case.

    Odegle, I am one of those people who had written off Raila with all his boot licking and pleasing his enemies moves.....He is not in my good books yet but at least he has made me resume to watch the news.

  3. what a sick f*ck as opinion, tribal leekage in haemorrhoid brain


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