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Illegitimacy: Will Uhuruto Ever Shake This Label?

21 Jul

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In my Star column his weekend Illegitimacy: The Label Uhuruto Must Shake, I analyze the prospects of Uhuruto shaking the illegitimacy tag hey have hanging around heir shoulders.

Excerpt:

Illegitimacy is a phenomenon every elected or appointed leader avoids to be labeled with as the plague. Yet many a leader can’t avoid being labeled as such because facts just don’t point in any other direction.

The world is replete with examples of this happening but as much as those so labeled have tried or continue to try and shake the label, it’s a label not easy to shake once it attaches to a leader.

If successful shaking of the label happens, it’s usually due to a combination of dogged determination by the affected leader helped along with extraordinary events beyond the affected leader’s control.

It should also be noted that it matters not much whether the label of illegitimacy is based on fact. In fact all that matters is the claim of illegitimacy based on some colourable ground, usually at least a very strong suspicion of wrong-doing on the part of the target.

Neither of these (insider deals) go anywhere near erasing or even shaking the label of illegitimacy on the Uhuruto presidency; this actually makes it worse and unless something extraordinary such as 9/11 for Bush happens, it’s unlikely the duo will ever shake this label of illegitimacy or the notion many believe they’re just another continuation of Moi and Kibaki era politics and practices.

The only thing that may come close to shaking this illegitimacy short of the murderous 9/11 tragic event, is the acquittal of both leaders or at least Uhuru’s acquittal at ICC.

And even with that, like Bush, the duo must demonstrate by deeds that they’re serious about fully implementing the constitution and that they care and actually do something about the suffering of ordinary wananchi, lest it’s a one term proposition for both.

Neither of these go anywhere near erasing or even shaking the label of illegitimacy on the Uhuruto presidency; it actually makes it worse and unless something extraordinary such as 9/11 for Bush happens, it’s unlikely the duo will ever shake this label or the notion they’re just another continuation or Moi and Kibaki era politics.

The only thing that may come close to shaking this illegitimacy short of the murderous 9/11 tragic event, is the acquittal of both leaders or at least Uhuru’s acquittal at ICC.

And even with that, like Bush, the duo must demonstrate by deeds that they’re serious about fully implementing the constitution and that they care and will do something about the suffering of ordinary wananchi, lest it’s a one term proposition for both.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-128900/illegitimacy-label-uhuruto-must-shake#sthash.uaOwsijS.dpuf

Illegitimacy is a phenomenon every elected or appointed leader avoids to be labeled with as the plague. Yet many a leader can’t avoid being labeled as such because facts just don’t point in any other direction.

The world is replete with examples of this happening but as much as those so labeled have tried or continue to try and shake the label, it’s a label not easy to shake once it attaches to a leader.

If successful shaking of the label happens, it’s usually due to a combination of dogged determination by the affected leader helped along with extraordinary events beyond the affected leader’s control.

It should also be noted that it matters not much whether the label of illegitimacy is based on fact. In fact all that matters is the claim of illegitimacy based on some colourable ground, usually at least a very strong suspicion of wrong-doing on the part of the target.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-128900/illegitimacy-label-uhuruto-must-shake#sthash.uaOwsijS.dpuf

Illegitimacy is a phenomenon every elected or appointed leader avoids to be labeled with as the plague. Yet many a leader can’t avoid being labeled as such because facts just don’t point in any other direction.

The world is replete with examples of this happening but as much as those so labeled have tried or continue to try and shake the label, it’s a label not easy to shake once it attaches to a leader.

If successful shaking of the label happens, it’s usually due to a combination of dogged determination by the affected leader helped along with extraordinary events beyond the affected leader’s control.

It should also be noted that it matters not much whether the label of illegitimacy is based on fact. In fact all that matters is the claim of illegitimacy based on some colourable ground, usually at least a very strong suspicion of wrong-doing on the part of the target.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-128900/illegitimacy-label-uhuruto-must-shake#sthash.uaOwsijS.dpuf

Illegitimacy is a phenomenon every elected or appointed leader avoids to be labeled with as the plague. Yet many a leader can’t avoid being labeled as such because facts just don’t point in any other direction.

The world is replete with examples of this happening but as much as those so labeled have tried or continue to try and shake the label, it’s a label not easy to shake once it attaches to a leader.

If successful shaking of the label happens, it’s usually due to a combination of dogged determination by the affected leader helped along with extraordinary events beyond the affected leader’s control.

It should also be noted that it matters not much whether the label of illegitimacy is based on fact. In fact all that matters is the claim of illegitimacy based on some colourable ground, usually at least a very strong suspicion of wrong-doing on the part of the target.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-128900/illegitimacy-label-uhuruto-must-shake#sthash.uaOwsijS.dpuf

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Posted by on July 21, 2013 in Politics

 

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3 responses to “Illegitimacy: Will Uhuruto Ever Shake This Label?

  1. Harry

    July 21, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Uhuruto is illegitimate to you and Luos but to us they are God sent and they will do 10 years each.Raila is an mannerless old man who like his father before him will never see state house.We are eagerly waiting for that revolution.Just because he was detained (moi was right to detain him)does not mean he must be president.

     
    • Damaris Muga

      July 21, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      Harry, you speak like you were born yesterday.

       
  2. Paul

    July 26, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Omwenga, who is the legitimate president and deputy?

     

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