The Kiraitu Factor in Kibaki Reelection strategy:
Watching Kiraitu Murungi on www.kent.net I was amused at the man ability to literally sing the baba na mama tune. In the clip if you have watched it Kiraitu is making a thanksgiving speech after being reappointed to cabinet. The former minister forgets that this moment just meant to be a homecoming party for him and his supporters in Narc-kenya and goes ahead to tell his supporters that the ruling party is narc-kenya. This may seem to be an innocent statement to the meru constituents but to voters who leaders are serving in the government of national unity (GNU) this statement is insulting and at the same time sending the message to others that this is a narc-kenya government and anyone else in the cabinet is there for sentimental value. As cameras Roll Kiraitu finds himself making news for the wrong reasons. I think he forgets his promise to be a royal Kibaki lap dog.
If you have forgotten when he rose to speak after along silence since his resignation. Kiraitu thanked the president for re-appointing him as a minister and pledged to work quietly . He was quoted saying that his only mission was to fight darkness.
His nemesis Raila was quick to tell him that he was only humble now that he has been baptized by Fire. It is still a mystery to me why raila Aethist would use baptism to make his point but I digress.
I guess For Kiraitu being a human rights lawyers during Moi era created an activist attitude in him that is hard to shake off and become a national leader.
If I were Kibaki re-election strategist I would request Kiraitu to avoid Media like the plague and whenever he feels it is necessary to issue any statement to just say only this “I am happy to serve the government as a cabinet minister and I support all government projects and I vehemently oppose those who want to create issues where there are none” such a statement can be a good disclaimer for a loose mouth like Kiraitu to use every time he feels the itch to grace the podium in front of cameras.
Secondly Kiraitu needs to hire a PR coach if he wants to achieve his goal of succeeding President Kibaki in 2012 or win against whoever is elected in 2007.
Otherwise Kibaki reelection campaign is already lost even before it starts
with friends like these Kibaki really needs no enemies.
This the genesis of Kiraitu Come back watch it