your promotion coming right up
are u kidding me?? do we live in the same country??? with ruto saying the coalition “will bring kikuyu’s and kalenjins together”, how is that uniting kenyans? why can’t TNA see the writing on the wall and leave kenyans in peace!!!!!!
@Lets_Be_Real: Sickening reasoning pervades our guys in central Kenya. Uhuru, with his little knowledge in politics, is certainly driving a whole community in to the wild. However, before he is soundly defeated, he wont understand that politics is not done in tribal numbers. In 2005, Kibaki was still the president but failed to use that tribal card to get things done. And dont forget he was still then a veteran politician. Would Uhuru superpass him? I truly hugely doubt it!
Besides building a coalition what’s your agenda for the country, where’s your manifesto that captures how the country will be governed in the next five years. Is this a coalition of the accused with hidden agenda?
‘The dramatic collapse of political alliances in Kenya and the resultant cries of betrayal have happened because the alliances were not based on a common ideology, shared vision for the country, healing and unifying the nation – but simply for the sole purpose of pursuit of power.’
I quote you above because that is exactly what will happen if TNA and URP get into power… UK is big headed, Ruto is big headed…. And both of them are lying to each other that they can split the running of government in the middle!
We know the president will call the shots, the deputy will cry he wasn’t consulted, and all of a sudden history will most probably be repeating itself.
Great article. We know well that some leaders came into the NARC coalition were looking for power through the back door, remember Prime Minister with executive power but appointed by the elected President! The TNA and URP pact I believe well prepared and now that we have a law where alliances agreements have to be deposited with the Political Parties registrar they will have to work together once they get into power.
This alliances can never be a cure to criminal activities. Let the government go for those who maimed, killed destroyed property etc during PEV. It is quite strange TNA/URP wants to benefit from the proceeds of PEV through facile concepts like reconciliation. I declare it a deceiption of the decade!
Alliance building is NOT raw tribalism marked by desperation and fear. It can never be about crippling the country to protect criminals wanted by the highest criminal court in the world. You dont just crown yourself prince on account of tribal numbers and imagine that you are going to force all other people in to such tribal outfits. Kenyans have had enough of tribalism that has been deliberately allowed to grow in order to create space for tribal appointments. Any attempt that has potential to be anti-Kenyan MUST be nibbed in the bud. Thats how Uhuru’s selfish enterprise is being seen by majority of Kenyans. Compared to PM Raila, Uhuru becomes the worse off choice. His cant even be called alliance. Its something close to treasonable venture. Any politician aligning himself to him is likely to disappear forever from poltical screem only a while later. Brother Ruto took that risk because of sackfuls of money handed over to him. The ICC matter was also proving too stressful to call.
Uhuru and Ruto are bereft of conventional wisdom. Nevertheless, thats understandable since they are desperate after their crimes against humanity cases were confirmed by ICC. Needless to say, their charges are the most serious that can be prefered against anyone by ICC. Whats not understandable is their desire to drag the country along in their personal problems. That they deliberately created a tribal deceptive situation that afforded them opportunity to lie about their cases is not in doubt indeed. Infact, Kenyans need to ask themselves what their intentions are! Are they really going to coperate with ICC when eternity of imprisonment in cold places is definitely in the offing? And these trips in the neighboring bushes, where they not meant to escape that hard unkind reality?
Honest coalitions cant be equated with criminal gangs hellbent on self-preservation.
Gangs that would stir tribal feelings to attempt usurp power cant be termed as coalitions at whatever guise. People driven by desire to use their kinsmen to ascend to power to try to escape justice cant be truly equated with political aliances. NARC, ODM and others were truly alliances with discernable objectives. They were not tribal outfits driven by mere raw insulting tribalism. TNA/URP are maliciously united by mere logic of tribal numbers that has little or no consideration for other communities in the Republic. Its actually treachery of the highest order! Thats because the country is currently about to collapse under the weight of tribalism. And anyone attempting to add further weight on that, can only be seen not to mean well for all of us.
Ruto and his bunch of Mps were actually paid to sing songs that sound plausible. But they should be told that Kenyans have suffered alot in the past under such twisted selfish arrangements. Thus, that plausibility will be a too hard sale indeed. They should prepare themselves for defeat marked by disgrace. Furthermore, leaders are supposed to be people who love their country. Not individuals who would sell their motherland for 3 pieces of silver! Supposed leaders cant be scavengers who feast on whatever come their way. You cant pretend to be for the good of this country, when your actions are geared at causing misery to citizens. That in other words, is called treason! How Kenyans are expected to elect such treasonable characters already with ICC chains on their hands remains to be seen!!!!