After his triumphant entry into Parliament in 1992, Hon.Obwocha teamed up with other young and smart opposition politicians, in Jaramogi Oginga Odinga's Ford Kenya, such as Raila Odinga, the late Kijana Wamalwa, Jim Orengo, Mukhisa Kituyi and Prof. Anyang' Nyong'o, just to name but a few, to give dictator Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi sleepless nights.
Listen guys, the law is totally blind to physical attributes of any culprit and too much sentimentalism. Whether ugly or angelically beautiful, they all get treated equally before the law. The courts will only analyze facts surrounding the crime in question, in order to establish the motive of the suspect beyond reasonable doubt. Stabbing a person once might be an accident but 25 times, NO! That's premeditated murder. Kitchen knives are not kept in the bedroom. She knew exactly what she wanted to do when she went for that knife.
When will Kenyans wake to the reality that there is no messianic figure, who will come from outside, to change the status quo in this country? After every five years, we wake up at dawn to elect known thieves, drug barons and incorrigibly corrupt individuals to high office, just because they come from our tribes, then we expect people from outside the country to help us! How?
Nairobi, let alone City Hall isn't big enough to accommodate those two phenomenally huge egos. The experiment with Igathe confirmed to us that Sonko will always run the show regardless of who his deputy is. Miguna is known to have no breaks when it comes to speaking his mind. He spares nobody. It doesn't matter whether the person on the receiving end is his boss or junior. He cares less about the feelings or consequences that his views might trigger.
Sonko's move to appoint Miguna Miguna is a bold flash of the middle finger in the eyes of the Mount Kenya fraternity which has been silently but viciously fighting him in Nairobi. But he isn't alone in this scheme. Sonko is a valuable player in one of the two emerging Jubilee camps. His political godfather in Jubilee is well known. Sonko is one of the main strikers in the Hustler team.
However, all weak-willed advocates of change must be reminded that the oath is the only action that can make any meaningful statement against the systemic electoral fraud and impunity in this country. Change never comes easily or as quickly as we would want it to. It needs relentless people to push for it. If the issue of electoral justice can't be addressed now, then we can as well forget about any free and fair elections in future. Of course, that will be a sure ticking time bomb whose explosion we are just postponing.
If one may ask, What is so different between Uhuru Kenyatta and Robert Mugabe in terms of their human rights record? As a Kenyan, I feel disappointed and cheated by UNICEF's appointment of Mr Kenyatta especially at a time when the ratings of his human rights record back home are at an all-time low!
The archaic notion that dishing of top posts to individuals from various Kenyan communities benefits their entire communities is too outdated to sell in 2017. Uhuru cannot be allowed to launch rightfully qualified individuals employed in his gov't whenever he goes to Kisii but launches multi-billion projects whenever he goes to Central Kenya or Rift valley.