The New Government Spokesman and Jubilee Antics

26 Jul

This new government spokesman Muthui Kariuki what’s his background and did he ever see the inside of a university classroom, let alone graduate from one? Or is he a reincarnation of Kariuki Chotara?

He may have and might as well be a highly educated and qualified professional of some field but he comes across as an illiterate person who never went to school and knows not a thing about communications, let alone being a spokesman of the government of all clients.

He violets Cardinal Rule No. 1 for a spokesperson any communications student will tell you and that’s you don’t show emotion or otherwise be entangled with the issue or issues about which you’re speaking in behalf.

Watching this fellow whine about Raila and the heckling of my good friend Dr. Matiangi in Kisii one can rightly assume they’re watching a hapless partisan or political hack in action, not a government spokesman.

While political consideration and calculations is always behind every message passed on by a government spokesman, there is actually a difference between government policy and partisan politics.

When one rolls both into one, you no longer have a national government; you have a regime driven by one and only one agenda and that’s how to cling to power.

If that’s what Jubilee wants, then this Kariuki person suits their needs perfectly.

If it’s a national government they want; one that’s not there to only serve their selfish and partisan interests,  then they should either send this spokesperson to take a crash course in communications and send him out only to talk about things that are serious and of interest to the country, not whining about things better handled without such exaggerated or manufactured drama.

If the government has evidence that someone organized the heckling of speakers at the Kisii event, let them show us what laws were broken and charge those they deem guilty.

If the government believes Raila has refused to surrender government vehicles, there is no shortage of means they can use to get those vehicles back than whining about it.

If Raila is using illegal sirens or breaking traffic laws, that’s a matter for traffic police who should treat him no different than they treat retired presidents Moi and Kibaki.

It would be obviously stupid and moronic for anyone to say Raila should be accorded less dignty and honor as our former prime minister simply because he’s still active in public affairs.

All retired leaders unless bed-ridden or otherwise incapable of doing so routinely engage in public affairs and some even come back from retirement to seek public office or appointments.

Nothing wrong with that.

The benefits and privileges of retirement are in recognition of past contributions, not a reward or punishment for future conduct or level of participation in public affairs.

Raila and Kibaki both served as co-leaders under the law and both are entitled to identical retirement benefits it matters not a whit what either or both intend to or actually do in the future.

Jubilee therefore must decide whether addressing the myriad of problems afflicting most Kenyans is their priority or “taming” Raila is.

In hindsight, they couldn’t have a better spokesman for the latter than this fellow they have there now–from Cord’s perspective, that is.


Posted by on July 26, 2013 in Politics


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3 responses to “The New Government Spokesman and Jubilee Antics

  1. Joseph Wambia

    July 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    I couldn’t agree with you more. This guy is a perfect face for Jubilee, complete with their trademark buffoonery and tribal jingo. He should continue in this capacity for as long as possible, and appear daily in the press as often as possible. We (CORD) couldn’t do better than having this guy represent Jubilee.

  2. Harry

    July 29, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    We enjoy when you get stressed,you will get stressed for the next 5 years and beyond.

  3. Timna Komora

    July 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    For me i support the spokes man, Raila is no longer P.M, he can retain the security and ine car but return the rest coz the new leaders need them, who the hell does he think he is? he is ever a troubleshooter and likes drama, he disapoints me, how desperate can he be? he means he cant even afford a car? that is laughable if not ‘pityful’ …as for the spokes man, how dod he get a job? the man cant even speak english, and they should have choosen a better looking guy m, we are talking of a spokesman, the face of kenya,this is shameful in the intrnational arena, even if the spokesman had to come from central, are there not better guys from the area? whatever they were looking for! #sigh…..but the guy is doing his job and i commend him, big up sir. kariuki


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