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What’s Really Going on In Kibra By-Election?

Uhuru and Ruto(1)

The Star is reporting that Uhuru Assures His Support in Kibra By-Election

This is after the same paper reported the president has no time to campaign for Ruto’s project in Kibra.

Reporting in both of these news stories is sound.

However, a more closer analysis of the reporting reveals even though the reporting is good, meaning, there’s no factually false or unsupported reporting, it is the case what we have going on here is (a) the president NOT supporting Ruto’s project Mariga to win and (b) he expects him to lose.

Here’s why:

First, even though the credible newspaper says in its first headline above that the president has “assured” Mariga of his support, nowhere in the story itself does the reporter details or even give us any suggestion as to how or what the president intends to do to assure Mariga victory.

Even a political novice will tell you appearing with the candidate and campaigning for him even once in Kibra, will be one sure way of assuring the candidate any better chance, let alone victory.

Second, the story does not quote the president even once to as to what his views are on Mariga. Not once. Not only that, the story has not a single quote from Raphael Tuju, the Cabinet Secretary without portfolio, who is also the Secretary General of the soon to be moribund Jubilee.

That speaks volumes neither the president, nor Jubilee A are interested in the Ruto project Mariga in the Kibra by-elections, otherwise they would have gone on the record to say exactly what they want in the contest.

Instead, they have let journalists and the rest of us to make what we can from it, with the Star saying this is good enough to “assure” Mariga he’s not an outcast after all.

That’s technically correct; were the president not to do so, namely, invite or be seen with Mariga, it would have an even more clear message this is a waste of time and someone still trying to wag his tail.

For those of us who follow these things closely, here is my take on this:

The man from Sugoi is playing chess with the president; he demanded that Jubilee field a candidate–and more specifically, his project Mariga and the party bosses led by Uhuru had to make a decision: refuse to field a Jubilee candidate and give the Hustler a talking point to beat their heads with, or let him have it knowing fully he was at least not MP material to beat ODM candidate.

They were only gleeful when it also emerged the man is not qualified to vie.

When the matter went to IEBC, I expected the Tribunal will affirm the disqualification and so did a couple of well placed people in Nairobi I privately discuss things like this.

However, when I got up the next morning and saw the headline news that IEBC had confirmed Mariga as eligible to vie, I immediately re-analyzed the whole thing and then saw what the strategy must be.

My conclusion from the new analysis was simply put, had the powers that be wanted to have Mariga stopped at the qualification step; they would have had it done and the decision would be fully backed under the law.

As previously noted, Mariga’s disqualification was one of those issues that fall in the gray area of the law, therefore, which side the decision went, had to depend on who is pulling the strings behind the scenes at IEBC.

To be sure, I cannot rule out that Ruto is or can; in fact, this will be the test going to the future, and especially ahead of 2022.

If there’s any reason to believe Ruto has more moles in IEBC than Uhuru–and the system will know this, Chebukati is out of the door long before he knows what hit him.

Ditto those the system determined are up-to no good for 2022.

Note I am not saying up-to no good for 2017, 2018 or even 2013.

That’s now a matter of history books and thanks to the handshake.

The team can only survive for 2022 if Uhuru and Baba agree they should.

So, in this ongoing chess game between Uhuru and Ruto, Uhuru–who just take my word knows Mariga is going nowhere–invited Mariga to come to State House and, of course, the Hustler cannot miss out on a photo-op like this, so he tagged along.

It’s his project, after all.

From the Hustler’s perspective, this is a bad day; a very bad day for him because he is being outwitted every step of the way.

There’s is something he’s desperately baying the president to foolishly fall for but it ain’t happening.

 

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Posted by on September 18, 2019 in Politics, Uncategorized

 

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Comments Re Kibra and Ruto’s Prospects in Gusii

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My responses to RB1:

You say, “They just expect magic to happen” referring to ODM expected win to retain the Kibra seat that was declared vacant owing for death of former holder of the seat.

No; magic tricks are for entertainment but this is serious politics with all manner of implications so nobody is at Orange House practicing magic tricks.

“They dismissed Kalenjin votes in 13 & 17.” False. I spent the entire time I was in Kenya for elections in 2013 in mostly Rift Valley and only once in Coast and I was in the Advance Team of Two who worked literally around the clock coordinating rallies and local issues so speak to what you know or can speculate but don’t state as fact something which is false. In 2017, the strategy was different but no one “dismissed”the Kalenjin vote as that would be idiotic.

Equally vigorous efforts were undertaken to harvest votes in Rift Valley as whole, much as was the case across the country so what you’re saying here is false.

You say, “NASA” lost badly.” yes, but rigging had no small role in that, which you can poopoo all you wish but is FACT.

You say, “Kamba gone and huge chuck of Coast and Western gone.”

False on all counts. What I know is going on even as you’re busy imagining things here, is there are ongoing negotiations by all key Kenyan politicians, including all NASA principals on how best to shape the upcoming new alliance that will be unique in so many ways, not the least of which is robbing in a sitting president. Compare that to Narc when it was an effort to defeat the then Moi project.

You say, “Remember Ruto delivered to Jubilee Western.”

False. The thuggish rigging in August 2017 that led to the country’s historic nullification of the elections don’t count for nothing. Raila obviously won Western in 2013 by miles.

You say, “He [Ruto] will do better esp with BBI katiba where Luhyias get big posts, either DP or Prime Minister.”

Nothing wrong to so wish; reality is, Raila will once again easily floor whoever is matched with him for votes in Western in 2022. The PM position is a wild card that is kept so secret as to who it will be it will not be unveiled until the BBI referendum is ripe for voting–and probably not even then. I and others, of course, are rooting for, and backing Her Majesty Lady Anne Waiguru to be the PM or at least DPM.

You say, “He told me that teo (sic) visiting Kisii MPs told them that Ruto will lead in Kisii and praised him. Check out if that is true and update SO tafadhali. The truth will deliver us from evil.” The person was either hallucinating or had had one too many to drink or just plain drunk. If neithr, he is one of the brown bag beneficiaries not that Kisii politicians are immune from contracting the disease.

Kisiis are stubbornly independent but Ruto faces different dynamics there unlike Raila so let me just leave it there.

You say, “If Ruto has Kisii, his win will be a landslide.” He doesn’t therefore there are no landslides to speak of unless you’re talking about Raila.

You say, “Another NEP mp told a Kisii Kisii friend that folks like him because he shares his wealth with others. They tried saying it is stolen funds but she said even Raila stole but keeps his wealth to himself.” This is one of the fallacies that takes different permutations in Ruto lore peddled here and on the ground, but, I’ll dedicate a column or blog just to expose it to those who don’t know already it’s a big fallacy designed to hoodwink the gullible.

We are here to save them from that so stay tuned.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2019 in Politics, Uncategorized

 

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IEBC Clears Mariga to Vie for Kibra;Good.

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First, this is the outcome many of us were urging and looking out for so Mariga can go down at the polls, as opposed to owing to some technicalities, which in turn will have Ruto and his supporters whining endlessly that Okoth was rigged in after he cleanly floors Mariga and Owallo.

Second, as I noted in my previous post, the decision itself has an implication on IEBC’s status going forward. You’re going to hear Chairman Chebukati is a Ruto stooge or project himself and there will be calls to have him and Ruto loyalists sacked.

That may be the case, but it is more complicated than that and all I can say is, there is a scenario by which both Uhuru and Raila will resist calling for Chebukati’s ouster and I expect this to be the likely scenario to unfold, namely, continued mixed signal sending by Uhuru until it’s time to bring down the axe.

Meanwhile, we have a small minor issue to take care of in Kibra.

No one doubts the late Kibra MP’s brother Imram Okoth will be the winner, keeping the seat safely in ODM where it belongs.

However, Ruto is not interested in winning the seat because he knows he cannot; rather, he just wants to use the opportunity to bruise Raila and to some extent Uhuru as he continues to make the case he has what it takes to defeat both come 2022.

He doesn’t but he clearly believes he does and nothing wrong with one having a super-ego as only time and events always cut it to size. That will be the case here and the first test will not be Kibra, but the launch and successful implementation of BBI beginning with passage of its proposed referendum. #handshake, #buildingbridges, #corruptionke,

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2019 in Politics, Uncategorized

 

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Raila, Not Ruto Better Successor to Uhuru

 

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From RB1

SO and others will never understand why folks wants Ruto to rule until you put yourself in the shoes of those who lost property and lives in 2008. True,for that Ruto ought to be pushed out. But facts remains that then Ruto and Raila were together then.

Kibaki got Ruto in and peace was witnessed except on the streets of Nairobi. Come handshake and peace was witnessed in Kenya. So Ruto and Raila are seen as agents of insecurity and the choice will be on who brings “better peace”. Stone throwing upsets business and few or no life get lost from the Kikuyu side.

In 2008, Kibaki was in power and more lives and property got destroyed. Btw 92 and today, peace in RV was at it’s best in 13 to date.

Sell the idea that Raila and not Ruto will guarantee peace in RV just because Waiguru will be in his Govt will be tantamount to selling ice to the Eskimo.

Those in RV and Central are interested in three things.
1. Peace
2. Peace
3. Peace.

With that, they know their prosperity will be guaranteed. Of course you wont see my point but once you speak to Kikuyus in RV and most are from Kiambu and Murang’a, you will see our point.

Instead of speaking to white collar job workers, do it the Warsama way. Speak to the bus conductor, the shoe shiners, mama Mboga and other wretched of the earth, the hoi polloi and you will get it.

My response:

No; KM folks like us–and by that I mean all of us who are opposed to Ruto succeeding Uhuru, understand fully why folks like you want Ruto: Because you either hate or can’t imagine the day Raila will be our president as he shall. That simple.

Now, you can try and hide your disdain and hatred of Raila as not being your primary–and ONLY reason by raising these other “arguments” but none of them withstands scrutiny and therefore fail in that mission as well.

To begin with, you posit that those of us opposed to a Ruto presidency can cannot understand why folks like you support him “until [we put ourselves] in the shoes of those who lost property and lives in 2008.” My friendly advise to you on this, is please never raise this kind of argument unless you know who lost property or loved ones in 2008. My niece and her entire family barely escaped alive from their residence in Molo and never to return there and she will be the first one to tell you, along with many PEV victims from Gusii that Ruto should never be let near State House as president.

Indeed, none other than Kisiis besides Kikuyus were targeted for chasing out of Rift Valley, if they survived destruction of their property or death so let’s just say this is one argument that will fly with any of the PEV victims from there, ditto Luhyaland and Luoland for the same reasons.

You say, “But facts remains that then Ruto and Raila were together then.”

Yes they were, but only Ruto was referred to the ICC; do you know why? I hope so, otherwise, let me know and I’ll be able to enlighten.

“Kibaki got Ruto in and peace was witnessed except on the streets of Nairobi.” I have no idea what you’re talking about here; as one who left Nairobi at the height of the crisis as Raila’s personal emissary in Washington and was among a few Kenyans who heavily lobbied in Washington for peace, I know peace was achieved through the peace accord between Raila and Kibaki, which Ruto had nothing to do with as he was a mere spectator like all of you.

Btw how I left Nairobi that first week of January 2008 is for the memoirs suffice to say on that morning, just before heading on a several hours long trip to the airport, going in circles and switching cars three times, I returned to the Pentagon where we were spending around the clock to say goodbye to Raila only to find him being interviewed by CNN. I have previously blogged about how on the last leg I was driven by Rastafarian who was clearly high playing some of the most hardcore Mugithi I have ever heard in my life–and that’s only picking a few words here and there as the language had rusted over the decades in America. At this point, all I was hoping and praying for is I get inside a plane, any plane and thank God I did and we safely left Nairobi for Washington through Dubai.

My family was, of course, relieved as they did not want me to even venture outside my sister’s home in Nairobi where I was putting up when not on the campaign trail.

Anyway, Raila knew I was leaving that morning and as I joined a group of others in the room watching him being interviewed and debating whether I should just leave without saying goodbye, I saw him gesture for me to approach him as he was simultaneously talking to the interviewer. I did just that and stood to the side of camera view.

The interviewer took cue and called for a cut, I walked over, and told Raila something you can only read in the memoir. It was long after the peace accord was signed I looked back to what I said to him and his response when I understood what drives people to be revolutionaries and how easy that can be.

Back to this, you say, “So Ruto and Raila are seen as agents of insecurity and the choice will be on who brings “better peace.”

False on so many levels but let me just say those who only care about facts, know that Raila reaching an agreement in which he got less than what he deserved in 2008 brought the country from the brink of a civil war to peace, ditto his handshake with Uhuru years later, which at least prevented even more chaos and possible splintering of the country for good like Somalia.

Ruto, on the other hand, is the only one between the two who got charged before the ICC with commission of crimes against humanity, destruction of property, internal displacement of people and deaths.

That being the case, your assertion that the “choice will be on who will be on who brings ‘better peace'” is fallacious, given it is predicated on false premise and if that were to be the question, the answer is obvious and for obvious reasons and that is, Raila. Once again I assume you know why (but are not admitting openly) otherwise let me know and I’ll once again be happy to enlighten.

You say, “Stone throwing upsets business and few or no life get lost from the Kikuyu side.” Can I encourage you to think as a Kenyan, not a Kikuyu, at least when addressing issues of national significance such as this? I know no Kisii, Luhya, Luo, Kale, Mkamba, waPwani and go down the list of ALL Kenyan tribes and ethnic groups–I know none in which a member among them would say destruction of their property or business or loss of life is okay.

None.

I totally get it this is the coded argument Ruto is quietly peddling to Kikuyus in Rift Valley, namely, that he is the only one who can protect their interests and stop their being chased away from the region but that’s the biggest lie to fall anyone’s libs.
Let me spare you and others a small book on that other than to say, it is a fallacy that Ruto will protect Kikuyu’s interests in Rift Valley.

In fact, between Raila and Ruto, it is Raila who even Kikuyus in the affected region will tell you they have more confidence he will do more to make sure they continue to leave peacefully in the communities they hail and have called home since time immemorial.

There’s more why that is the case but no need to get into it here I am pretty sure one of Ruto sycophant will soon blab something publicly about this and we’ll deal with it then, with my focus as usual being a response in a column.

You say, “Btw 92 and today, peace in RV was at it’s best in 13 to date.”

True, and Raila, not Ruto takes a bulk of the credit for that alongside Uhuru.

You say, “Sell the idea that Raila and not Ruto will guarantee peace in RV just because Waiguru will be in his Govt will be tantamount to selling ice to the Eskimo.”

Wrong.

First, only a moron would sell Raila in the manner you suggest and neither Raila nor his strategists are morons.

Second, the CONSTITUTION, not Raila, Ruto or whoever else heads the country guarantees peace in RV or anywhere else.

Third, Raila and Her Majesty Lady Waiguru shall be in the next government come 2022.

You say, “Those in RV and Central are interested in three things.
1. Peace
2. Peace
3. Peace.
End quote

Again, think as a Kenyan, not as a Kikuyu!

WE ALL AS KENYANS ARE INTERESTED IN PEACE, AND NOT JUST INTERESTED, WE DEMAND THAT WE MUST HAVE IT AND NOT BE DENIED IT BY THOSE WHO REFUSE TO SEE THE VALUE OF ALL KENYANS, NOT JUST A FEW, ENJOYING THE FRUITS OF INDEPENDENCE.

That’s the message Uhuru, Waiguru and like minded in Central are preaching and it’ll soon penetrate where it must to get our beloved country to the next and higher level of peace, unity and prosperity.

Of course, they naysayers and Raila haters see it differently, but that’s okay; we are resigned to the fact there are always going to be those who shall go to their graves never accepting Raila can be president but every indication is, he shall be wapende wasipende but they are welcome to come aboard the train taking us all to the Canaan we so long and must finally get to, thanks to the handshake and soon BBI implementation.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2019 in Politics, Uncategorized

 

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Beginning of “Hustler Revolution?” Nah

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A netter got carried away and posted this following Nyoro arrest:

This might be the beginning of hustler revolution. The state has all over sudden made Nyoro a National figure and voice of the Kikuyu Nation.

My response:

Brother Migosi you are wrong on both counts.

First, if amassing wealth through corruption and using the same money to bulldoze your way into the presidency is your idea of a revolution, then my brother we need to meet up and I share with you a bit of our own country’s history and others where true revolutions have occurred.

To say the least, we have never had a revolution, even Mau Mau does not qualify as a revolution, so, to say this is the beginning of a “hustler revolution” can only be hyperbole as you couldn’t possibly mean Ruto is prepared to take power by all means, including violence.

Even then, it would be an attempted revolution as his ass will be picked up and thrown to the Hague where he will rot in jail.

So, please let’s not talk about revolutions in Kenya as we’re way past that and, fyi, BBI is designed to make sure that is permanently the case going forward.

Second, Nyoro is only a hero to a few of you who celebrate engaging in the kind of divisive, confrontational and hate based politics. A vast majority of the country says NO; we don’t care for that kind of politics and none other than Uhuru himself has said it won’t be tolerated therefore it won’t happen, even from Nyoro himself who was freed on conditions he stays away from that kind of politics and he wisely agreed.

RB1

Actually that was the best marketing for team Tanga Tanga. Ndindi may not have made it in 22 but now he will be another Ichungwa. No opponent. They have build a paper tiger into a lion. Ndindi is smiling all the way to the ballot box. You will see Waiguru and Sabina slow down.

Ruto Blogger No.3

My brother Omwenga,

We sure need to meet we have a discussion in the events going on in our Country.
I remember in 2010 one of the sitting senator from western known to both of us mentioned that even Uhuru can be president.

I differed with him and we left it at that. These days when we meet in Nairobi he reminds me of the discussion and have little to say .
We live in a changing world.
Ask Khaguli and Askofu to show up ,we can have an ugali summit.
I am told Swahili village is open again.
How about that being the venue, Wams can moderate if we go overboard.

 

All you need to remember is that no Kenyan ever supported by SO has won the presidency. If he said Ruto will win, I would take another shot at it and confirm that Raila or another person will win. What do you call it in Ekugusii? Kikuyu it is githemengu. Not sure what word it is in Swahili but close in English is bad women. He will say his candidate won but elections were stolen. Wait to hear of Ruto stealing in 22. Let a flashback

92 SO backed Jaramogi. He lost badly
97, he backed Rao. Lost badly
02, he backed Nyachae. He lost badly
07, he backed Rao. Lost but not badly
13, he backed Rao. He lost
17, he was with Rao. He lost

In 2022, and mark my word, SO will back Rao and he will lose. Should Rao not run, whoever SO will back will not make it. Please keep this last paragraph somewhere for reference the way you kept the word of the senator.

RB3

You know SO is going to refute this.

Omwenga has maintained that his candidate in the 2007,2013 and 2017 won but got robbed of victory. A mock swearing in ceremony was performed in favour of his candidate in 2017 but instead of getting arrested he crafted a truce deal in the name of the famous handshake.

In the US, a losing candidate fades away and never seeks nomination again.
I dont know why we have the losing candidates presenting themselves for election each season in Kenya. If a president can run two terms max by law ,why cant we enact a law limiting the number of times a person can present themselves as candidates for president? This will prevent the headache Khaguli suffers each time RAO loses in the ballot box.

RB2

True and he will again in 22 repeat the same. Even the DP lion, late Kennedy contested and lost but kept quiet. His friend John Kerry the same.

In Kenya, they are creating seats for losers sp that they dont cause chaos. BBI should just request that the constitution be changed to give loser no. 1 a seat.

I wish that happens because we can be assured of silence from noisy tricky Tiriki ingwe. He started crying in 2007 and wont stop pretty soon. He can be working as a professional mourner because he has perfected the art of mourning the loss, mourning more than the loser.

Most of us are getting tired of temper tantrums Khaguli throws even 4 to 5 years after the loss. I think Agwambo promises him appointment in Govt so he gets affected more than Rao does.

Like fellows Tirikis who carry stuff from Nairobi to Vihiga every holiday and returns the tattered beddings, furniture and clothes, Khaguli goes home with his stuff every elections, shipping ghasia only to find out that Rao has lost. He has lost lots of money since 2007. He also gives money to ODM for campaigns. Ask him why he is mad with Eliud.

If you spend your money like Khaguli and lost it every five years, you can also loss your mind. When madness of a party (ODM) falls on a solitary mind, it is not enough to say he is mad.

My response to RB1

KM,

I am tempted to create an auto reply for each time you repeat the falsehood that every presidential candidate I supported lost each time.

I know you know that’s false but you keep repeating it. Fact is for 2002, it’s true I advised and supported Nyachae. However, after doing our best to have Raila agree to support Nyachae literally to the last minute, Raila left us at Serena and walked across to Uhuru Park to declare Kibaki tosha and we knew right there and then that was the end of it, Kibaki will be our next president and he was.

In other words, the only people whose candidate lost in 2002 were those who supported Moi and his project Uhuru. I was not one of them.

I have blogged how Raila reached out to me and we became friends soon after his fall-out with Kibaki and how that was challenging to me, given my good friend and political mentor Simeon Nyachae did not see eye to eye with him.

So, fast forward and in 2007, my candidate Raila won in a landslide but was obviously rigged out by Kibaki. Anyone who doesn’t believe that fact is like Trump who prefers his own set of make-believe “facts” rather than the truth and that’s alright; the rest of the world knows what the truth is.

In 2013, neither Uhuru nor Raila garnered the 50% + 1 to become validly elected president but the contest was surprisingly close enough for Uhuru machinery to rig themselves again into power.

I am on the record going back to 2013 saying had Uhuru not stolen the election and instead gone for a run-off as was supposed to be, Uhuru would have cleanly won in the run-off.

He didn’t therefore he didn’t win.

That being the case, my candidate, Raila did NOT lose in 2013 therefore you claim that he did is FALSE.

In 2017, Raila once again won but was thuggishly rigged out; so thuggishly the Supreme Court had no choice but to nullify the elections as they rightly did.

Raila opted not to go for a run-off with Uhuru–a mistake, in my view so Uhuru was declared the winner.

So, in 2017, my candidate won in the first election but was not a candidate in the second election therefore your claim that my candidate lost is also FALSE.

In 2022, Raila will vie, win but this time get sworn in as our next president.

My response to RB3

Most of us knew Uhuru could not beat Raila in 2013 and he didn’t; he was just rigged in. Recall a few months ago none other than Ruto’s main spokesman Murkomen threatened to spill the beans how the elections were stolen in 2013.

Our response was too little, too late and besides how the elections were stolen was proven in the voluminous filing former CJ Willy Mutunga refused to have it considered and instead gave us the court’s worst decision, ever.

As for a get-together of folks in NE, that’s a good suggestion I can see it happening but I doubt it this year owing to a packed schedule for the remainder of the year but I certainly see it happening next year God willing so let’s keep it in the back-burner.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2019 in Politics, Uncategorized

 

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Ndindi Nyoro Church Fracas and Arrest

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Once in a while I post my other social comments and blogs here for those interested to read, these were for the week of 8th September:

Ruto Blogger #1 or RB1:

SO
Ndindi made a stupid comment. It was directed at Raila and his followers. His followers instead of condemning what Uhuru is doing are cheering him. Nobody in ODM including SO have condemned use of state machinery to harass Ndindi. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Next it will ODMers. Let them pray that a dictator does not turn on them in future. Only Miguna Miguna is getting it.

Let us remember the word of this German priest over the Hitler menace before we praise dictatorship
First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

My response:

KM this is just comical.

KM you say “Next it will ODMers”…you’ve got to be joking!

The state machinery has stolen elections, beat up, fed Raila and ODM supporters since 2007!

What was PEV about?

Anyway, let me just take it you typed that one without thinking it through and that’s okay.

That being said, nothing that’s happening to Nyoro is anything close even in comparison when the state machinery is unleashed wholesale to quash the opposition.

He mad it his bed, now let him lie on it.

I will always support law and order when used consistent with law and it’s the “law” part that has always been ignored when the system decided things must go a certain way and they have always succeeded.

The system clearly says Ruto ain’t becoming president come 2022, you better believe that, not that it matters.

What matters is what the system wants and that ain’t Ruto in office as president; not anytime soon anyway.

Indeed, no amount of remaking himself will erase the damage he has done to himself which clearly has the system all systems go to stop him because they now know what he is capable of–and that’s just being DP.

RB1

He is still held up inside Inooro TV station. Police outside waiting for him. MP Kandara and his lawyer is alleging that Kibicho met others in Murang’a and plan finish Ndindi and her (Wahome) over Ruto.

My response:

KM unlike the Nation raid back in 2006, police can lawfully grab Nyoro at the TV station and I they have several options for that so this should not last long. As I said before, maharawe ya jela atakula.

Resisting arrest is a very serious offense everywhere and police take it personally and sometimes met out extrajudicial punishment and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they finya his balls a bit before he’s taken to see a magistrate.

Guess who can spare his imminent arrest and all that? The very man these novices are busy disrespecting completely oblivious they’ll easily be left hanging alone when things get too hot.

RB1

SO
They cannot. They could only wait outside. Those days are way gone.

My response:

KM true the days of police raiding your home or business for no legal or legitimate reason are gone, but that analysis is irrelevant when we are talking about when police have an arrest nor search warrant.

Recall what happened to the Ruto sycophant Senator? He was holed up in his home assuming utumishi kwa wote won’t raid his home but was advised otherwise and heeded to his benefit.

You can’t break the law and hide behind “this is dictatorship” to avoid being arrested. Try something else.

RB1

The Kikuyu version is better (Tangatanga’s Ndindi Nyoro trashing Raila and Kieleweke). Please interpret for your pro Raila friends so that we dont keep them in the back. In the Kikuyu version, he is at the church where the issue took place is thanking parents for protecting him against the state gangs.

So, the issue is Kibicho and other forcing Central to support Raila. I think Wanjiru and other alluded to that. The question is whether it is wrong for Nyoro and other to support Ruto? If not, why should they be forced to support Agwambpo?

I will support Waiguru and others supporting rao and will condemn anybody threatening them or saying Rao cannot be supported in Central. Let Ruto and Raila sell their policies.

Please tell us why those supporting Ruto ought to be stopped.

Haya basi

My response:

You are peddling a classic straw man argument but let me dispose of it for the benefit of others because by peddling the argument, you already know this.

The issue is not whether a Kikuyu can or should support Ruto; they obviously can.

However, no one, not Ruto, not Nyoro not anyone else can or will be allowed to use divisive tactics, bribery and deceit to undermine the president, let alone peddling their unacceptable candidate from the perspective of what is good for the country.

The president and like-minded from Central have in their wisdom come to the realization and acceptance of the hard reality that the presidency cannot continue rotating between Kikuyus and Kalenjins when other mothers from 40 other tribes have sired children equally capable of leading the country, if not better.

That’s what is at stake, especially given the alternative is rejecting BBI and having Ruto bulldoze and have his way to the presidency tupende tusipende.

We know that outcome will thrill you to no end, but it won’t to a majority of the country and that’s what Uhuru and Raila have resolved it won’t be the case and, more importantly, those who control the levers of power distribution and sustenance concur.

We are pleased that’s the case.

Hawa wengine wacha wapige kelele so long as they break the law or sow seeds of discord. I used the later language to warn people in the lead up to 2013 and what I said has come to pass.

This, too, shall come to pass but note the irony of who now agrees with me and those of us who have been consistent on this point?

Yes, none other than Uhuru himself and that’s very reassuring and validates my changing position and starting to support him back in late 2013.

Funny how now those who cheered me for doing so are now critical and are now trashing the president.

We shall have the last laugh.

Response from RB1
What you propagate ndugu SO is a Raocentric interpretation of politics. The reality in Central and Kenya is different. Mark my words, Rao hataweza make it Uhuru spende asipende.

Talk to Wanjiku. Warsama did that by speaking to the Kikuyu common man on the street. You speak to Maina Kamurder ( just to help Khaguli pronounce it correctly not an insult.

He says Khamancher) and get it long. When you go home, visit River Road and speak to random Kikuyus there.

No response: 

Ruto Blogger No.2 or RB2:

Another small bird has just informed me that the house on the hill had dispatched county commanders to read the mood on the ground and found over 70% is hostile.
Dynasties must fall! thats all!

My response:

Raila got less than 10% of the Kikuyu vote in 2007 and still won the presidency that was stolen from him.

Ruto can get 70% of the Kikuyu vote and still lose to Raila in a landslide.
Reality is he will fare no better than Raila did in 2007 and even if he does, it won’t make a difference in the final analysis.

“Dynasty” is of course a rejected and ineffective meme put out by Ruto and team Tangatanga to peddle a false narrative and none other than Uhuru himself exposed it’s futility and he’s right on.

RB1
SO
The lie is that the preferred candidate is Rao. That will be clear pretty soon.

Two things, Uhuru wants focus to be on the big agenda and BBI to pass. Most if not all Mt. Kenya folks supports him esp on the big four. Not sure of BBI but I dont think there is anything wrong with it.

The above are non-issues and Ruto may hold contrary opinion. The elephant in the room is on who to support in 22. If Uhuru leaves Jubilee or Ruto for Raila, he will be on his own. Folks may support BBIbut will not abandon Ruto. Mark these words and put them in Bank of America because you will earn interests in 22.

You only need to refer to this email. Kuria goes by the mood in Central. If they turn to Rao, Kuria will support Raila 100%. I dont follow Uhuru blindly. He must listen to people or he will be annihilated politically. Folks there do not support folks blindly. Let him find out why folks have stuck with Ruto.

My response:
I know and am now repeating myself but will continue to repeat until my fingers tire, saying we know there is a large segment of people from Central who will NEVER accept a Raila presidency but will have to deal with it when he is sworn as one because we only have one president at a time.

This will be no different from those who NEVER wanted Uhuru as president but have had to live with the fact he is our president.

Much like NASA is composed of several parties within, Jubilee is, in fact, in the same posture, even though acting as a party.

Yes, TNA and URP merged to form Jubilee as a party, but, what is going to happen in 2022 is the coalition that wins the referendum will field its candidates under that coalition’s banner and sweep nearly all seats across the country.

There won’t be Jubilee or NASA to be talking about.

Take that to the bank.

RB1
SO
For the first time you said a large segment and I agree. Thérè is hope for Rao so dont give up this parle. The year 2022 is too for. On Rao winning that is tour opinion. Even Mutuku disagrees with you. Je dors not have the numbers.

My response:
All these years, you have mostly been on the offensive, but this time around we have you all on the defensive. You also came out ahead in terms of who was sworn as president each time. Do you know why? Because you had the system behind you.

Now, let’s just say the system is definitely NOT behind your candidate Ruto and mind and as it doesn’t matter right now who they will be behind. Our money is it’ll be Raila going by all we know and that is what you call game over even before it is.

It’s akin to when the New York Giants went to play in Dallas yesterday and we knew them Cowboys (my team) will win the game, only question was, by what score.

It was 35-17 Cowboys one need not be a football fan to know that’s a very comfortable margin of victory much as it will be for Raila when h wins in 2022 but this time sworn as our next president.

[Ndindi was finally arrested late that night and, was released without charge–apparently on some deal he promised to behave henceforth]

 
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Why Some Kikuyus Just Won’t Let Go

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It is not lost to us there is a significant segment of the Kikuyu community that simply won’t let go the false belief that a Luo, let alone anyone else other than a Kikuyu or Kale cannot be president.

Obviously, that’s their prerogative.

Fortunately for the country, and for all of us, a majority of our brothers and sisters from Central, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and influential women like Governor Anne Waiguru and Murang’a Women Rep Sabina Chege, these powerful and influential Kikuyus and their like-minded are saying it’s time to start new chapter in Kenya and let someone other than a Kikuyu or Kale lead the country.

We welcome that and can only feel sad for those who continue to peddle a Ruto presidency that is flawed in so many ways and for so many reasons with rejection of corruption being at the top.

Simply put, Ruto cannot exploit hatred of Raila in Central and use at leas money obtained by questionable means to bulldoze and buy his way into the presidency.

Something else is not lost to us but that’s for another blog suffice to say it is extremely unlikely Ruto will become our next president.

 
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