Monday, 20 June 2011


For impunity to end at the treasury, Kimunya must go.Those were the words of Bonny Khalwale, the former chief prefect in Parliament. Impunity was the order of the minute in Kenya and 'IMPUNIZED' politicians tried their best not to cross Khalwale's paths. Just the thought of siphoning public money into foreign accounts was enough pressure on Khalwale's toes and few stepped his toes and failed to regret.

With the few remaining reformers from the 90's, naming but a few, Martha Karua and Gitobu Imanyara, Bonny Khalwale would be the protector of the grassroot man. When it came to matters national policies, he wanted the best for the masses, the rest fought for their a#ses. Bonny became a force to reckon with, both in parliament and beyond. He was an orator or at least he tried. His confidence was unrivaled and his intelligence unquestioned. He may have been a medical doctor but he brought lawyers to shame on matters law.

Very rarely was he associated with any tribal groupings, and for that he must have been proud. His face was intercounty and his figure national. His praises were sang from the lake to the sea through the mountains. He was strong, brave and charismatic. He united his people through a sport few would only feel safe watching from a screen. Through Khalwale, many came to understand bull fighting, and for that again, he must have been proud.

Some time back, trouble began with the man of the mass, Dr Bonny Khalwale. A court overturned his election into parliament but again he proved the court wrong by winning the seat again. Minus the fast forward, a lot happened during the campaigns and the 'enemy of the people', Prime minister raila Odinga, stepped on the late Khalwale's shoes. Just like many other politicians, he joined forces with the enemies of his new enemy. The first sign of this tragic disease revealed itself when the former hero added his voice in support for the nomination of one controversial Keriako Tobiko, as the man to supervise his new friends court cases. Many political doctors did not think it was severe, in fact the symptoms displayed a mild case of influenced decision syndrome. Arguably, it was agreed that the 'peoples enemy' was opposing the nomination he approved, through proxies, and as a rule of the game, do not side with your enemy however right he may be.

Kenyans did not read the danger signs till after Bonny treated his enemy's enemies/frenemies to a party, reportedly a homecoming party for him. One of them was the man on who Khalwale had earlier tried to duplicate his success on Kimunya. Some maize scandal had stepped on the late Bonny's toes but the culprit was lucky enough. Perhaps some one did not remind Bonny what his new friends have been accused of. Perhaps someone did not tell Bonny what one of his new friend has been up to all his life, well it may be too late now but  maybe he may read this and see that his friends are accused of:- crimes against humanity, forceful deportation of people, mass murder. Been the genius that he was, am sure he can insert whatever legal synonym and come up with a few other charges.
A few days ago, one of his new friends was found 'innocent'. Enough said. Kenyans want back their Bonny Khalwale.

Thursday, 16 June 2011


William ruto finally appeared on the popular show Churchill Live. This comes just two weeks after his frenemy Raila Odinga did the same and several weeks after Uhuru Kenyatta pioneered the list of serious presidential hopefuls joining Churchill on stage. Just like the others, Ruto looked for the attribute he is not really known for and brought it out fully. Prior to the show, very few people knew him as a staunch christian and an unshakable patriot.

Ruto almost broke the crowds ribs when confronted with the question of what he would ask Ocampo if he ever met him on one of the dark streets of Nairobi. He replied that he would quote a bible verse talking about the truth setting him free to the delight of the audience. His trademark cap was as usual with him, and asked the reason behind him wearing it always, he didn't mince his word on his patriotism.

What however surprised everyone was his straight denial of some story appearing some time back on a popular backstreet newspaper, claiming he had an affair with Emmy Kosgei, the Taunet Nelel singer. He demonstrated lots of bravery by mentioning Emmy Kosgei's name considering his family was present and not many politicians would even whisper about their alleged love lives, whether true or false.

The appearance of Uhuru Kenyatta seems to have provoked other politicians who now seem to be craving for a piece of Churchill .Very soon we should expect the vice president Kalonzo Musyoka on the show.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


2012 draws closer and the politics get interesting. Before 2002, the politics revolved around Moi and KANU. In 2007, they arguably revolved more on tribe than Kibaki. In 2012, they will certainly revolve around one Raila Amollo Odinga, better known as RAO, to the online society.

Here is one man who has generated unprecedented amount of love, hate, suspicion, phobia and charisma within and without Kenya. It is no surprise that outsiders think he is 'his excellency' when they visit Kenya. Tame Raila and several heads of state will sleep well. As expected, forces will come together to try and defeat this one man. Others will come to be counted as having been with RAO. The headache for the Right Honourable gets worse by the clock. Who to keep, who to fight and who to bring on to TEAM RAO. The following is an ingredient that Raila can only improve on without subtracting if he wishes to be in state house in one and a half year's time.

The first and most important part for such a situation and with the stake been so high, DO NOT lose any more friends. for the past several months, RAO has been losing friends faster than he has been making. With only one year before the election, that's a big no no.Hold on to the few remaining and give them a sense of safety in that TEAM RAO is still the team to beat. Been the football fan that you are, I'm sure you've heard of Jose Mourinho the motivator. The reason he won the King's Cup, against the best team in the world was his ability to motivate his team. Those were his own confessions. It wont take long for Shebesh and Mbadi to stop screaming if they smell defeat. There is however a catch to your ability to motivate, you also have to be motivated.That brings me to the second ingredient.

How do you motivate yourself? The greatest motivation a politician can get is seeing people burning in the sun as they wait to listen to him.Definetly people will come out to see you as they always have. However, there is one component of the public rallies that has been missing for quite some time now, your escort. What will people think when the Right Honourable is accompanied by an assistant minister and two mps. This also has an effect on your esteem and motivation and going back to no.1, you need self motivation for you to motivate TEAM RAO. It is also not right in the public rally to only have members of your backyard in your escort. You have to look into this, but of course for you to have a strong escort, you must have a strong team.

A strong team will not be built by first timer mps unfortunately. As much as several politicians are decorating their CV's in your camp, I would not really advice you to include them to your starting team. The politicians with a name already would make a better team. By better I don't mean in service delivery were you to carry the day, but in been acceptable in the eyes of the people. As much as it may tempt you to bring Sonko into team rao, DO NOT. Ababu is okay but not ready for the main mainstream. The politicians who can take you to state house are the likes of, Balala, Ruto, Mudavadi, Ngilu, or in short, if you can stitch back the pentagon, do it.

Thirdly, there are some regions you cannot afford to lose. with Nyanza in the bag, You must be the most comfortable politician, no other person can boast of such. However, Nyanza will not deliver state house, it may help but any one will tell you that state house will come from: Western, Coast and Rift Valley. Don't expect anything from Central, expect between a third and a half of Eastern and maybe a half of Nairobi. That you may not be able to change, but on the first three provinces, you can change. Western is arguably yours to lose. With the slight headache in the clothes of Eugene Wamalwa, you can pull a 70% victory. By the way the only medicine to Eugene is assuming he is not there. Never contemplate mentioning his name in public and he may never even make it to parliament next time. If he jumps to your ship however, welcome him and make it clear from the word go that his seat is at the back. To the coast, you have several options. Substitute Balala for Joho or decide to keep Balala. I may not give you very sound advice on this one. The migraine is in the Rift Valley. How on earth are you going to bring Ruto to TEAM RAO? That I don't know but I know that he is a very key ingredient for state house. I tend to believe it would be better for you in the Rift if Ocampo fails.

Kenya is changing, and especially with the aftermath of 2007/8, some people became more nationalistic. Without a doubt you are the one who strikes a more nationalistic figure of all the frontrunners. That must be safeguarded and only improved. Association with other nationalistic leaders may also do you well. Why can't you bring Peter Kenneth, Martha Karua, Gitobu Imanyara and Bonny Khalwale to TEAM RAO, just a thought.

Raila phobia is much entrenched than you may imagine. The only way you may calm people's nerves  to the mention of the name Raila, is by showing them your other 'human' side. Appearances on TV, not on political missions but on private affairs may boost your image. You may have heard that your appearance on Churchill live was an online trending  topic. As a matter of fact, national politico's small post on you and the song Kigeugeu went viral and quickly became the most popular post. This shows the interest your private life generates. Just let it out and you may gain some ground.

Sure you have heard of facebook, everyone is there. You cannot miss an opportunity to address the best attended rally am sure.Get active on facebook. By this you will beat your friend Ruto who keeps on referring to age, yet he is not active on facebook either, as his age should dictate. Also you may catch up with Martha, currently leading the pack (Kenyan Politicians on Facebook) and Uhuru also closing in. Been probably the busiest person in Kenya, brain wise, you may not have time to keep on updating, sharing photos and poking friends. However, you may hire someone to do it for you. All you will have to do is to write a short sentence before you sleep and the pap!.

Finally, pay attention to small details. Some of the commentaries your adviser Miguna Miguna writes fall short of impressing. Make sure he does not overdo it. He may be writing ill of a person who you may run to for votes.

The ingredients are many but the ones above cannot be substituted. Want a strong TEAM RAO, then improve on them.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Do You Want Keriako Tobiko As Your DPP?

The heat on one Willy Mutunga seems to have cooled down and now turning to DPP nominee Keriako Tobiko. An intelligent man by all measures, Keriako was appointed or nominated for the director of public prosecution in a less than transparent way we must admit. As opposed to the nomination o f mutunga and Baraza, the name of Keriako Tobiko only surfaced from almost nowhere.
That makes me ask the question, is there something we are not been told. Were there some powerful forces that seconded the name Tobiko and ‘appointed’ him DPP. If I were you I would not rule that out. Even before he gets the job, his name has been tarnished by allegations of corruption and lack of prosecutorial will for big guns. The Ruto land case has been given as an example. Even after new evidence emerged that a very important witness had been given an equally important job by the suspect, William Ruto, Tobiko  did not take any action.
That he has been integrated into the system is undeniable. That he is corrupt is also almost  undeniable. Sammy Kirui claims that Tobiko used proxies to demand a bribe of 5 million from him so that the case Kirui had could be dealt with. Am not saying we believe Kirui, but am saying we better take him almost seriously. Why on earth would you risk your reputation by repeating such allegations if at all they are lies?
PLO Lumumba also had his say on the conduct of Tobiko and he didn’t mince his words on the latter’s intelligence. He was however quick to point out that tobiko never used that intelligence for the good of ckrc. That he has also pointed out in his book.  Tobiko is also said to have been very close to power during the Moi days and he somehow struck a rapport with the new government and that’s how he succeeded Phillip Murgor. Seriously, I ask, do we expect someone that close to power to prosecute the same people in power?
Attorney General, Amos Wako also had his say and he heaped praises on Tobiko. Is Wako the type of man whose opinion on such a matter is seeked. Maybe because he is the attorney General he is, but because he is WAKO, I don’t think his opinion matters. I mean, to a thief, another thief is the right man. With those, plus many allegations, many of which probably will remain in the dark, Kenyans should trend carefully on this one. Don’t be blinded with, “he was the best A level student in 84”. 

Friday, 3 June 2011

Raila Hides Behind Kigeugeu To Hit at Ruto on Churchill Live.

Questions have started been posed as to whether prime minister Raila Odinga's praise for the song KIGEUGEU by Jaguar on Churchill Live carried more meaning. Raila was responding to Churchill's question on his type of music. The prime minister candidly gave the song kigeugeu as one of his current day favourite. When time came to dance to its tune, the prime minister could clearly be seen to be in the wrong place. This came after he had treated the audience to a reggae tune thus showing, if he had the Kigeugeu words, he could have sang.

Already, some conspiracy theorist masquerading as radio hosts, bloggers and 'political analysts' have already concluded that the it was by design not coincidence that the prime minister chose a song he had little knowledge about, as his 'favourite'. The general feeling among most of the conspiracy theorists is that Raila took the stage and hit out at Ruto hiding behind Jaguar.


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