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Raila, Karua Presidential Ticket: 2 Political Opportunists Dining with the Devil

Odinga’s choice of Martha Karua as his running mate makes for complex analysis. On a positive note it solidifies the ticket’s credibility credentials. It also portrays Odinga as a decisive leader and a risk taker. Further, it shows him as someone who values merit above politics.

Kalonzo was an obvious choice from a purely political perspective. The man presumably controls a voting block with between 1.5 and 2 million votes. A pricey figure in a tight race.

Odinga never needed to do anything about the Mt Kenya voting block for as long as Uhuru supports his candidacy. I say this because for those of us who understand Mt Kenya region, we know without a doubt that the votes Odinga will get from the region will be due to Uhuru’s support. Choosing Karua is a politically redundant decision unless Uhuru imposed the choice.

The only politics of numbers they could attempt to play with the choice is to appeal to the Mt Kenya East region. They should try and exploit the disappointment arising from the failure by Ruto to choose Prof. Kindiki as his running mate.

The idea of women voting as a block is farfetched. There is nowhere in the world where gender is a distinct voting block. In Kenya amongst the elite classes, some women will be excited by Karua’s choice. There represents an irrelevant minority.

Azimio’s candidacy is the greatest contradiction in the history of this country. It is a great mystery how two individuals with a rich legacy of resisting bad governance have finally subjugated themselves to Jubilee the worst corruption ever witnessed in the country.

Azimio’s foundation is Jubilee’s corruption. Odinga and Karua might present a semblance of moral hygiene, but the stench of Jubilee’s looting and mismanagement of the country can’t be extinguished.

I know some will think this is a harsh assessment. But ask yourself if Azimio would be what it is without Uhuru’s support. We all know the answer to that unless we are suffering from delusion. Would Azimio’s campaign be so awash with cash without access to looted government funds? Again we know the answer to that.

To me it would have made sense if Odinga and Karua run without Jubilee’s corrupt support. If they failed they would have fallen on the sword of integrity. History would have reserved the best judgement for them as those who stood for the country’s best interest to the end.

Now history will remember the duo as political opportunists who were happy to dine with the devil for as long as he promised them power. They were willing to overlook Jubilee’s unforgivable crimes for the furtherance of their political goals. They put their interests way ahead those of the country. They even happily and shamelessly brag about having the election rigging system behind them.

So in conclusion, nothing has changed for me in how I see the two corrupt fronts of Azimio and UDA. I deliberately don’t refer to UDA as Kenya Kwanza because it is blasphemous to relate UDA with Kenya. Azimio=UDA=Jubilee = Nothing good for the country. Let us hope for the best but also prepare for hard times. Our die is all but cast.

Ephraim Njega

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2022 in Politics

 

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Mt. Kenya MPs to President Uhuru Kenyatta: We cannot sell Raila Odinga in our region because you persistently cautioned us he was Kenya’s foremost problem! [read FULL LETTER here]

Kenya: president Uhuru Kenyatta. 📷©️ Nation

In what seems to be a turmolous turn of events in the Central Region, Mt. Kenya MPs have come out to inform their regional kingpin, Jubilee Party leader and president of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta that the path he is trodding on will lead to his total destruction if he doesn’t abandon it immediately. This is with regard to his current bromance with ODM party leader, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, and Central Kenya politics. Below are some excerpts of the said letter to President Kenyatta written and signed by 41 Central Kenya MPs.

” We must be direct and truthful with you: We cannot sell Raila Odinga in our region, or indeed any other imposed Presidential candidate…”

“We hope that the issues we have raised form the agenda for consideration at Sagana. This is important if we are to make real progress in advancing your programmes and legacy.”

“We are afraid, this Sagana encounter will be yet another public relations talk shop, where those in attendance will collect Sh5,000 of public funds for no meaningful work done. That will be unfortunate indeed, given that there is neither time nor money to waste at this point..”

.”..Consequently, the mountain will remain restless, dissatisfied, and defiant.cUltimately, full-blown revolt will be inevitable.
May God Bless Your Excellency,
God Bless the people of Mt. Kenya
God Bless Kenya ..”

Below are names and signatures of Mt. Kenya MPs who wrote, approved the letter…

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2021 in General News, Politics

 

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Kenya has a myriad of Educated Fools, here is why

President Uhuru Kenyatta reads through the Building Bridges Initiative report when he received it at State House, Nairobi on November 26, 2020.
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What is the value of education in this country if educated people can’t make decisions based on facts? You find an educated doctor who hasn’t been paid by a county government for two months supporting BBI because it will give counties 35% of revenues? Where will this 35% come from if we can’t afford 15% today?

Today our revenues are KShs 1.5 trillion. The recurring spending of the national government is KShs 1.1 trillion. The interest on public debt is KShs 450 billion and rising fast. Pensions are KShs 90 billion.

Standard one arithmetic will tell you that this is KShs 1.64 trillion national government total recurrent spending against revenues of KShs 1.5 trillion. With the corona situation the revenues will fall making the situation worse.

This means that all the money sent to counties and all the money spent on development by national government is borrowed money. Besides, part of the national government recurrent spending and all of county government recurrent spending is borrowed contrary to the law and the constitution. The law forbids the government from borrowing for recurrent spending.

Allocating 35% to counties would mean they receive at least KShs 525 billion all of which would have to be borrowed. Today we can’t afford to send a single shilling to counties without borrowing. How sustainable is it to borrow more to finance counties under such dire circumstances?

Who came up with this 35% and what is it based on? The figure is a fiscal impossibility under the current circumstances. This is an outright lie and a political bait. No educated person can support such a thing.

©️ Ephraim Njega

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2020 in General News

 

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