Given that some of our closest neighbors are known to have voted against Kenya, shows how petty sibling rivalry, mistrust and selfish interests of the member states within the East African Community (EAC) and IGAD keep putting ugly barriers in the way of prosperity of the larger Eastern Africa and Horn of Africa regions.
For starters, there is that rare good feeling that comes when a young person is admitted to the table of grownups, where important matters are discussed and serious decisions are made. It shows that Kenya has come of age and won global admiration while at it. This, coupled with the fact that Kenya was recently ranked the third largest economy in Africa, can tell you that this country is poised to go places; but, only if we sanitize our divisive tribal politics and tame the embarrassing appetite that our leaders exhibit in plundering public resources.
As for Waiguru's impeachment; this fiasco has slowly taken the shape of a Tanga Tanga vs the Handshake Team duel; that is how the impeachment attempt became dead on arrival. the matter is no longer on Waiguru's hands, but in the safe hands of the big boys at the top. Politics being a game of optics and perceptions, the bigger picture always matters.
A good example is the recent impeachment against POTUS Donald Trump - perhaps the sickest president on earth today. It is not that the senators from the Grand old Party don't know that their president is sick. But, the moment this looked like a Democrats Vs Republicans duel, the Republican senators (who have a majority in the senate) had to save Trump for the sake of the party's image.
This is the same way governor Waiguru will be saved at the Kenyan Senate; not because they love her, but for the sake of the Handshake Team's image. Can you imagine a situation where the Tanga Tanga brigade claims victory in the event that Governor Waiguru is impeached? What does that politically portend for the Handshake Team in Central Kenya, as we head to 2022? Doom!
It's sad that, in this country, big money thieves are adored and revered to an extent that they're considered heroes in their backyards, instead of being shunned and treated as pariahs.
Those who have been mentioned in mega scandals, involving millions or billions of taxpayers money, are even more feared and respected here. We even defend them as "mwizi wetu!"
In countries like China, they are hanged or shot in a public arena, while in Japan they commit suicide due to the immense shame that will hang over their families, like an ominous cloud, for generations.
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.
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?
Whatever Dr Ndii's motive was, when he aptly described what the sudden surge in unearthing the rampant looting in the Jubilee government is all about, during a recent appearance on KTN's #CheckPoint; one thing is clear: it's a very difficult time to be William Ruto, if he is indeed targeted.
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.