By appointing Eugine Wamalwa, the errand boy among the so-called G7 as Minister for Constitutional, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs, President Mwai Kibaki has once again flipped Kenyans the middle finger.
In essence, Kibaki is telling Kenyans I may not have you pending over with your hands on your toes as I did in 2007 but I am going to screw you the next best way I know how and that is by making these appointment that makes no sense to most of you and I know you know doing so is clearly not in the interest of the country but I do so with delight because I know there is nothing you can do about it.
He may be right; in fact, he is right.
There is nothing even as a beep from anyone about this strange and in your face appointment other than from a few astonished netters expressing their disgust on these fora including yours truly.
It is reported Prime Minister Raila Odinga was consulted on the reshuffle but there is nothing even he could say or do to stop Kibaki from doing what he has done with this appointment, given the portfolio falls on the 3/4 side of his loaf.
Here is some news for the president, though:
If by appointing Wamalwa his intention is to bolster G7 and vicariously implement their agenda and schemes through the ministry of Justuce, Kibaki may be in for a rude shock in that no one would be more watched and every move scrutinized and brought to fore than Wamalwa and, more importantly, no single person or group of persons are ever again going to flagrantly thwart the will of the people ever again if the people have anything to say about it and they do.
As for demoting Mutula Kilonzo, this is more so the president flipping Musyoka the middle finger than anything else and I am unaware of anyone who would feel sorry for Musyoka about that, even though Kilonzo has suddenly found himself the hapless one in this whole saga whichever way one looks at it.
Musyoka’s stock has been barreling south from the south it has been teetering since his disgraceful day he betrayed our nation with his selfish and reckless rush to legitimize Kibaki’s stolen presidency anymore drop will find him totally useless and irrelevant.
The irony of it is it may be its only Raila who can now save Musyoka from total anihilation from the political scene.