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Comments Re Kibra and Ruto’s Prospects in Gusii


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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Prof. Ongeri Please Step Aside and Leave Abagusii Out of Your Quagmire

Prof. Ongeri is quoted in today’s Standard Online edition as getting ready to “lay the red carpet” for Kibaki in Kisii. I understand he and Kibaki are good friends and therefore his pal would do everything to protect him but there comes a time even friendship must yield to what is right and what is right now is for Ongeri to step aside and allow a full and complete investigation of the Ksh 4.2 billion stolen in his ministry and under his watch.

Ongeri keeps saying he is innocent, then let him step aside and be exonerated. That’s what innocent people do.

Oddly, Ongeri now claims this mounting pressure for him to step aside is “political now, people have gone beyond the ministry. People have gone personal on this matter.”

What is he talking about?

When has corruption not been political or personal?

The right thing Ongeri should is, is simply step aside.

Hiding behind Kibaki can only shield him but so long.

Seeking tribal solace or protection behind Abagusii will not work because Kenyans are beyond that now.

You commit a crime or an offense, or you engage in corruption, you are on your own.

No more running and trying to stir tribal defense against those with the noose for justice with your name on it.

I am willing to give Ongeri the benefit of doubt but his continued resistance to stepping aside only goes to show he knows something he should be worried about.

As is always the case in situations like this, one is either guilty of something or they are incompetent for not knowing something this big happened under their watch; it’s like having one’s priced car missing from the driveway when the watchman was at the only gate to the driveway.

Which one is it for Ongeri? Guilty or sleeping on the job?

The answer can only be provided, if Ongeri steps aside and allows a complete and full investigation.

He might get a pass, if the answer is simple incompetence that allowed theft of this amount of money.

He will be made to pay, if the answer is he is culpable in the theft of this money.

Continued resistance to stepping aside points to Ongeri not being concerned about getting a pass for incompetence.

Peace, Love and Unity

Samuel N. Omwenga, Esq.

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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Politics, Uncategorized


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