In 2013 the Kenya media, sponsored by Uhuru Kenyatta and Mwai Kibaki tricked Musalia Mudavadi into believing that he was the “chosen” one. This was before demons aka mademoni led Uhuru to endorse him… before withdrawing the endorsement. Mudavadi never attempted to campaign or created networks. His belief was that Uhuru and Kibaki was do that for him.
Fast forward 2016, Musalia and his brother in arms Wetangula are again just relaxing at home sipping coffee hoping that Raila will tosha them. They probably believe that all the running around Raila is doing is for them and they need not do a thing. And once Raila endorses them, they expect him to campaign for them. The only reason they give for the support is that Raila has lost twice and they have not, which to them, (f means that they are likely to win. Dont laugh….these people are serious presidential candidates.
Now that two cant even see that Kalonzo is also in the mix and he is second in command to Raila. It will take a miracle for Raila to bypass Kalonzo and endorse them. But more importantly, it will take double miracles for Raila to quit the race in favor of anyone. So these fellas as basically big dreamers.
Bush, Carson, Christie, Cruz, Fiorina, Gilmore, Graham, Huckabee,
Jindal, Kasich, Pataki, Paul, Perry, Rubio, Santorum, Walker, Trump
All were GOP candidates and all were aspiring to be president of the USA. All were floored in the primaries save for one individual.
Many of them had no chance in hell of making it yet the jumped in the race.
Do you remember Paul Muite, Musalia Mudavadi, Peter Kenneth, Dida, Ole Kiyapi? Probably not. But they were presidential candidates in 2013.
This is where Miguna finds himself.
A person most likely to come last in the race inspite of being bankrolled by Jubilee. But one who feels he has to contest…if at all he does not chicken out the way he did in 2013.
Nyando-born controversial author Miguna Miguna has declared he will contest the 2017 Nairobi gubernatorial seat and it is no big news because he will lose. He is a fringe candidate running to save his little self from his bloated self.
Miguna will lose because his political future is behind him, figuratively, and nothing can happen to reclaim it. He lost it the moment he bolted out of ODM’s high command and went unleashing terror on his former boss Raila Odinga.
In between, he endorsed Uhuru and Ruto at a time the two were suspects of mass crimes.
That alone torpedoes any claim by Miguna that he stands for integrity. Integrity has subtexts; like moral probity and personal judgement. Even more, when he was furiously marketing his scandalous book, Peeling Back the Mask, Miguna turned to Jeff Koinange, a controversial TV personality who had been sacked from CNN for sexual indiscretions, or so legend has it.
Thereafter, he was briefly retained by Jubilee to give Uhuru’s 2013 fraudulent win a veneer of respectability. During this whole time, his attacks on Raila Odinga went beyond accepted confines of political takedowns. He went personal; and at his lowest descended on Raila’s children.
Like with all Raila bashing lightweights in the Kenyan political scene; he attained stratospheric notoriety. A particular section of the press loved him, cheered him on and allowed him to operate on a no-accountability zone. He still wallows up there.
Raila Odinga may have forgiven Miguna, as that is his nature; but Raila supporters, and followers, whom Miguna would have banked on for the coming election, still look at Miguna as an irrelevant irritant who showed no political courtesy when it was needed most.
Miguna is a thankless human being. Human nature values trust and loyalty. Miguna, on the other hand, can neither be trusted nor is he loyal (to anyone). He is abrasive. He is loud and most sanctimoniously, he is given to fallacious imaginations.
Miguna only attends one show – Jeff Koinange Live – and the pattern of his appearance even on that show often coincides with a massive Jubilee scandal that needs a media cover-up or distraction. Since 2013, Miguna has offered the best sideshows. He often makes wild allegations without a shred of evidence. His diatribes on other political leaders – particularly Raila Odinga, and lately DP William Ruto, border on vendetta.
The seat he wants to occupy, governor of Nairobi, needs a steady hand. He is not. Miguna is unpredictable. Worse, he has the temperament of a fool. If Governor Kidero slapped Rachel Shebesh, Miguna would have shot her dead in the same circumstances.
Miguna’s contribution to Kenya’s democratisation started late and ended abruptly, under a cloud of self-entitlement and personal ego aggrandizement. When he failed to appreciate the compromises and tradeoffs that pro-reform leaders like Raila Odinga had to make to steady the ship in a tumultuous grand coalition arrangement, Miguna showed lack of political grit that would have propelled him to the next level if he nursed personal ambitions beyond being a court jester.
Miguna is not courageous. He is foolhardy. He has this Trumpian mentality (best Kenyan version of Donald Trump) that he, alone, can do it. Methinks he is a psycho. He overestimates himself in most political equations; and has put a larger than life image of himself as being consequential to the grander scheme of things. Of course he isn’t.
On management, Miguna has no history on that front, yet part of the crisis of governance in Nairobi is how to manage the limited resources of the city.
The last time Miguna ever made a human resource decision is when he fired his househelp. The poor woman had accused him of attempted rape.
His often repeated assertion that he can fight graft is purely academic. Neither is he scandal free. His two books are believed to have been bankrolled by then National Security Intelligence Service (now NIS) so is his home in Karen.
Nothing much is known of how he operated while he served as the Coalition Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister. He lists no one in his two books. No one knows who else he worked with, how he related with such people as colleagues and what his office looked like.
Miguna is uniquely unqualified to be governor of Nairobi. Bad at teamwork, worse at delegation and worst at interpersonal relationships. It will take zombies and robots to work under ‘H.E Miguna Miguna’.
As a retrograde he may be tenacious, and place his name on the ballot, thanks to gigantic ego, but soon this political novice will realize time doesn’t tame everything.
I’m one of the Kenyans who believe that Raila Odinga must not “leave” the CORD flag to anyone. Let them go for nominations and if he is beaten, well and good. If he wins let him carry the flag.
The issue of bullying Raila into giving up his ambitions due to fake polls by synovate which has asked about his suitability 13 times since the last elections is nothing to base such a decision on. Never mind that the poll never asks about suitability of other candidates. But more telling is the fact that they never poll corruption, nepotism and tribalism by the Uhuruto government.
Then there are joyriders like Wetangula and Mudavadi who are not doing any ground work but just sitting on the sidelines waiting for “tosha” from Raila. What fakes these people are. Until last week Mudavadi was allied to Jubilee, now “mademoni” have brought him back to to CORD. I strongly suggest that Mudavadi and Wetangula shoulf negotiate and agree on who among them should occupy the third spot in CORD . First and second spots are already occupied.
The “eurobonded” newspapers also keep hammering home the lies that Raila is about to leave for someone else. And Jubilee is making a lot of noise that Raila should just go home.
Why the concerted effort? And if they are better than Raila why cant they just go a head with the contest in which he is part, then beat him? Kwani what do they fear?
This is the rubbish write up I’m talking about
Looks like what was considered impossible only a few months ago is happening thanks to the determined efforts of CORD and Kenyans in general. Those lives lost in demos against the IEBC have not been in vain.
Granted they are likely to walk out with a turn load of money but that is small potatoes compared to the determined efforts of Jubileee to keep their little puppies in office for the 2017 elections.
It is going to be a very tough battle to get credible commissioners for the IEBC because the political battles are just going to ratchet up again. But step 1 has been achieved.
The real issue is going to be timing. If the politicians waste time the IEBC commissioners will not be in office until later this year or next year. That simply means they won’t have time to prepare for the elections. That could be a real nightmare.
Voter registration should be resumed immediately and they don’t need the commissioners to do that. The ED is in office and the registration process should resume mara moja. I have never understood the business of periodical voter registration. Why on earth can we have voter registration all year. That is a story for another day.
Here is the good news for today:
Shocking revelations are emerging about how governors from Kenya’s 47 counties are battling a ruthless blackmail syndicate perpetuated by members of the Senate Public Accounts and Investments Committee that has been summoning governors to Nairobi under the guise of answering audit queries.
The sordid details have been exposed following private interviews by governors who have so far received summons. Several governors revealed how members of the committee thrive on harassing and intimidating them, going as far as demanding, off the records, that each of the 12 members of the committee be paid Ksh2.5 million as fees required to ‘overlook’ audit queries. This is the minimum to be paid per financial year, and given that governors have so far served for three financial years, it totals to a staggering Ksh90 million per governor!
In a typical county Ksh 90m can finance the county level 5 hospitals to full capacity in terms of medicine purchase, to offset county inherited debts, cater for public participation activities for 5 years, revamp and build new ECDs, build roads, revamp markets and provide clean water for county residents.
Failure or refusal by governors has been met with threats of production of false but incriminating reports that would paint the governors negatively. In an election year, governors accused of fraud, embezzlement or financial impropriety will find it very difficult to campaign for re-election.
The current members of the Committee are Prof. John Lonyagapuo, Martha Wangari, Hassan Omar, Amos Wako, Kennedy Okongo Mongare, Boni Khalwale, Paul Kimani Wamatangi, George Khaniri, Steven Ole Ntutu, Henry Ndiema and
It is not clear if Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro is aware of these serious allegations that put the integrity of the entire senate on the line. It is also not clear if Committee Chairman, Kisumu Senator Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o is partaking to this criminal extortion ring. Nyong’o is known for his strict compliance to the law and leadership integrity.
Numerous senators have declared interest to run as governors in the forthcoming general elections and analysts see this as a desire to control massive resources that are devolved to counties each year by the national treasury. This apparent extortion on governors is a manifestation of illegal fundraising by these ambitious senators ahead of the 2017 campaign period.
Council of Governors chairman, Peter Munya has declared that governors would not attend committee sittings until these allegations of institutionalized blackmail are addressed by the speaker. A visibly upset Governor Munya stopped short of calling for the disbanded of the committee.
The Senate Public Accounts Committee oversees how the 47 counties use allocated funds and audit their investments. It is also specifically mandated with examining reports by the Auditor General on the annual account of county governments and any other reports from the concerning county funds and investments.
Voters will be outraged by this damning exposé given that counties are starved of funds and the senate is abusing its powers to undermine instead of representing the interests of the counties and their governments.