Monthly Archives: August 2007

political, economic and social issues I want debated in year 2007 campaigns


The issues that I care for

Economy:

I as an investor want president who will gurantee that my investments will continue to grow. Kibaki economic agenda is a step in the right direction. Next will be to move kenya to developed country status. I think in five years we can grow the economy at 10% if we do this for 10 years I am told unemployment will become a thing of the past.

Political:

Reform of how we conduct our political affairs should be paramount. We should in first day of 10th parliament enact law to ensure that Parties in kenya adhere to the laws of land and that they are financed LEGALLY.

I would also Enhance ECK powers to make sure that the body is able to deal with errant MPS. Those party hoppers who do not defect but ally themselves to other parties.

Social:

Crime – Security security – community policing, more police, more resources for police.

Fighting Corruption I would ensure that KAAC is empowere to prosecute and investigate corruption crimes. Stiff penalties such death penalty and life imprisonment will be imposed on CONVICTED Economic criminals.

Poverty – I would fund free primary education and universal healthcare for every kenya.

I would enact laws to protect Orphans, disabled and AIDS victims

I would double prevention efforts to combat aids and I would develop the first Generic drugs processing unit for ARVS in East Africa.bo

This just an overview of what issues I want to hear Raila and Kibaki talk about From Sept 1 to November so that I can decide who will be my candidate. For now I am still supporting Raila but he should not take my support for granted

Unedited commentary

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Can – Ford Asili type of Divisions deny Raila presidency


Kalonzo has borrowed heavily from Ford Asili COOK book.I think some NSIS strategist have forgotten that you can fool some people sometime but not all the time. My take is that Kibaki people are looking at kenyan politics from a prism of yesterday. Therefore, all their strategies are based on an ignorant and gullible Majestic PEOLE OF KENYA – MPK. They are not factoring the fact that 70% of the kenyan voters are Literate one way of the other they may be gullible but not ignorant.If you look at the latest survey by Infotrak you will appreciate the fact that voters have issues that they want addressed high among them is CORRUPTION which ranks higher than most of the other issues. So the question is whether Kalonzo under the guidance of Moi and Kibaki can be credible enough to be able to BLOCK opposition win. I guess unlike Matiba kalonzo lacks street Credibility only a spoiler would vote for him or a religious right wing type of person. Otherwise the Mama mbogas, the hawkers, the watu wa kawaida on the streets of nairobi will have very little in common with Kalonzo. He lacks credibility which Mr stanley Njindo Matiba had in abundance. Actually most of us who voted and campaigned for him did so because we believed he was the only DEMOCRAT in a pack full of  thieves and other non entities… But I digress. In short KM cannot convince the grassroots nationwide that he is a serious pro-reform candidate who will fight corruption. THE fight still remains a two way Horse Race between the RAILA CAMP and Kibaki CAMPOne CAMP now has to woe the bride with some serious engagements vows. 

If Kalonzo Musyoka Supports Kibaki he will be the minister of netball


Supporters of Kibaki want KM support in return they will give him nothing but a ministry of net ball. Need I say more, see how Kibaki treated Agwambo now see him use and dump this KM guy

“Raila is formidable but Most venerable…”


Raila is formidable but very venerable…” 

 Raila ability to remain politically relevant and to be on the masses side when it most counts has made him the most admired, talked about, and popular politician in modern times. His mastery of the Political chess game has even bamboozled the once president for Life and professor of politics Baba Moi. For the smart Politicians like Kibaki they have understood that Attacking Raila is not the key to winning Peoples hearts but pointing out their ability is what will set them apart from the Man of the hour (raila). With this in mind we see kibaki strategy as that of going to the voters and telling them that he is development conscious and cares less about politics in general. However, the shortcomings of this is that Kenya is on the recovery from years of mismanagement of Baba MOI thus it is hard for the common man to see Kibakis’ development as we know the trickle down effect ain’t happening anytime soon.On raila part he is able to tell the voters that Kenyans problem is bigger than patching the broken economy. The economy needs an overhaul starting from the laws that govern how we conduct our economic, social and political business. He is able to take his message and customize it according to his audience. When he is in RV he is able to talk and articulate the lands issues and why Bomas draft will be able to solve this problem, while in Nairobi he is able to address the issues of crime, rising cost of living etc, when in coast he is able to drum up support for devolution. He talks of the richest province in terms of tourism and natural resources being among the poorest in terms of its population per capital income.  To sum it raila is with the people. Why is raila the Most venerable Presidential candidate?Kenyans voters are very conservative in Nature due to ignorance and poverty which has allowed the ruling class to lord over them.The current leaders in government and business have one mission to keep on exploiting the poor Kenyan citizen. For Ngugi wa Thiongo makes this observation in his book I will marry when I want ” the richman in Kenya mission is one and oneonly one exploitation of the poor” This where Raila enemies such as the MKM come in they know for them to continue stealing they need a Docile Voter and a weak President thus the need to support kibaki. So what has happened is that the Narc Kingpins and KANU barons have joined hands in a bid to keep Raila away from the House on the hill. This is why Uhuru and kalonzo have been persuaded by KANU and MKM to join hands and split the opposition vote. Will this ploy work.. My guess is as good as yours. Will Raila Outwit the three camps this time around… Big question one thing I am sure is that Raila will remain always on the side of the People.  Coming up…. I will give pointers on how Raila can outwit the leeches in Narc and KANU   

Beyong ODM Nominations Tinga strategy to win


Once Named the ODM Flag Bearer Raila has to Deal with a few issues to ensure that Kenyans vote for him instead of Mzee Kibaki. The following are a few things that Raila Campaign Manager has to prepare him on: 

o       Educating Kenyans on why a new constitution will guarantee them more rights in all facets of their lives. He should start with giving prominence to the debate of devolution educate the masses why devolution will guarantee land rights, development, better access to government services and goods.

o       Show how ODM will deal with Kenya’s’ dark past of corruption, tribal clashes, political assassinations etc. o       Address How ODM under his leadership ensure that cabinet ministers and their juniors  DO NOT deep their hand in the national coffers.

o       All these issues have to be dealt with so that the swing voters can be given a choice to make whether to trust change or remain with status quo as it stands today the status quo is winning.  


Quotable Quotes

Kalembe said this about ODM “Siasa za matusi ziko ODM hapa kwetu siasa zetu ni za maendeleo.. odm wamezoe kutusiana mpaka sasa wameanza kutusiana wenyewe. Hata wengine wamehama chama cha wanaume na kuhamia chama cha wanawake” only kalembe is able to give such a analogy

limuru conference by one Mil Polo


When all the Mp’s were finally seated, Jaramogi decided to go ahead and pull his trick. Unfortunately, T.J Mboya had seen it coming a mile away but pretended to be surprised.  Jaramogi declared that he was forming a party since Jomo Kenyatta’s party had lost touch with reality.  The support he received from the backbenchers was immediate. There were shouts of joy and thumping of feet as Mboya and Kenyatta felt cornered. Even key cabinet ministers joined Jaramogi. Among them was Information and Broadcasting Minister Achien’g Oneko. Kenyatta was leading the country in the wrong direction barely 3 years into independence. There was a feeling around the country that UHURU WAS NOT YET!

The mood in Limuru that cold morning was tense. The chilly morning mist was so heavy you could hang your coat  on it. This was it. All daggers were  drawn. The final fight to settle who was who (nani ni nani, leo ni leo). It was a fight between Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and one Thomas Joseph Mboya. They eyed each other, not even exchanging any niceties. Jaramogi had the backbench support. Mboya had a bag of tricks and Mzee’s support. Mzee Kenyatta left it all to Mboya, the young ambitious man. Mzee Kenyatta’s inner cabinet watched Mboya’s every move, full of shock and awe. The man was brilliant. The delegates walked in to stone silence…Jaramogi cursed under his breath.. Before the situation quickly got out of hand, Mboya decided to act. He decided to pull the rug under the feet of Jaramogi and his buddies. Mboya was sharply dressed that day. He owned 100 suits at any given time. He was not very tall or too short. But he often did his homework well before he tackled any subject. Before giving any speech, he would go over it again and again until he felt it was right. He would stand in front of a mirror and give the whole speech and then iron out the details.

When he tore into Jaramogi, the house went silent. But perhaps his last message was the most chilling. Since Jaramogi had been elected with a KANU ticket, he was technically not the Vice –President anymore. If he wanted to be a Vice President again, all he had to do was to run in the hastily arranged elections. There were 8 provinces in the country. Each Province would have a vice president!

Little did Jaramogi know that Mboya even had a candidate in waiting ready to challenge him in every province? In Nyanza, Mboya handpicked Lawrence Sagini from Kisii. They were to be elected by the present delegates. Odinga lost heavily. Thereupon a short man from Karachuonyo, known as Barnabas Omolo Agar, carried Sir Lawrence Sagini on his shoulders and performed a dance around the building.

On his last dance, they came face to face with Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. Whereupon Odinga asked Barnabas Agar…In ema itingo Jamua ni gi mor? = I cannot believe you are celebrating my loss by bebaring this Jamua .  Jamua is any non-Luo person. It’s not a derogatory term.  Barnabas Agar never had a care in the world as they continued dancing to Dr. Nico’s latest Kiri Kiri song. Mboya and Kenyatta celebrated with patting each other at the back.

Meanwhile on the way back to Nairobi, Barnabas Agar drove like there was no tomorrow.  Then it happened. He lost control just as he passed the Banana Hill. He did not die immediately. But he was paralyzed. Streams of Luos went to visit him in Kenyatta Hospital. Not a word from him. He would just stare. Soon there was a saying in the Luoland. Whenever you stared at anyone blindly, you’d be asked politely not to stare like Omolo Agar. He passed away 3 months later and Odinga mystique just kicked in. It was said that if he pointed at you with his middle finger, your goose would be cooked. People wondered how stupid Mboya was, to befriend the enemies of progress. But Mboya would not listen.

Mbiyu Koinange, Sir Charles Njonjo, Bruce Mackenzie and akina Rubia were overheard asking, where’s the party at?   Kenyatta’s kitchen cabinet knew immediately that they had a problem in their hands in the form of Mboya. But they were prepared to wait. This man was dangerous. Instead they chose to throw him a party. That night at state house party, no one overheard Rucy ask Mama Ngina (hostess)  …”[size=18]whos’s your mother?”[/

is moi still relevant in this election year


personally i have to admit that I have very little knowledge of RV.

Questions on RV

is Moi still the undispusted king of more than 2 million votes in RV?

How much influence does Ruto and Kosgeys in ODM have in RV?

How relevant is Ole Ntimama?

Which is the most popular party in RV right now is it ODM or narc kenya?

The answers to these question will clearly give us a pointer which way the pendelum will swing in the coming presidential elections

A few pundits have been arguing that RV is 50-50 for kibaki and Raila

Anyone there with numbers as numbers do not lie????

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