I watched as Nick Salat made his ndaaaaaaaani ndaaaaaaani ndaaaaani call when declaring that KANU was in NASA.
I do not know when these fellows will ever learn. The political space is not a place a mere mouthpiece like Salat can imagine he can talk on behalf of so called political parties. Zina Wenyewe.
Before going to shout himself hoarse in NASA rallies about being ndaaaaani, Nick Salat should have known who the wenyewe in KANU are.
And it does not include him.
He made the same mistake that some green-horn politicians have made recently. They had mistaken their lowly mouthpiece Secretary General positions as a guarantee of being part of the wenyewe.
They were mistaken. Very mistaken.
It started with a one Ababu Namwamba being warned by the hawkish George Aladwa that ODM ina wenyewe. He went to Kasarani for the fake ODM “National Elections” calling himself Generali and he was shown who the ODM wenyewe were. He came out of Kasarani a thoroughly discombobulated General.
Then he went on to make a stupid mistake.
He accepted a Secretary General position given to him in a boardroom deal by the same wenyewe who had stolen “the election” from him in broad daylight. With time, he realized he had been duped and given “a gun without bullets”. He quit in a huff crying wolf, betrayal and dishonor to anyone who cared to listen. His tormentors called him a Jubilee mole, gave him the finger, reminded him who the ODM wenyewe are and went on with their lives. Undoubtedly it was business as usual, probably after handsomely compensating their electoral board called men-in-black for a job well done. I chronicled this disaster in this blog. He moved to a small party called Labor and he now claims that, like the people who stole the ODM “election” from him, he is now a mwenyewe.
We shall see.
The other example that Salat should have learnt from is of a one Onyango Oloo. Heheheheehehe…allow me to have a laugh at the expense of this one! He was hired as a mouthpiece to sanitize tribal crap called TNA. And boy, was he eloquent! Then the wenyewe decided that the briefcase “party” they had formed to get them to power had served its purpose – to get them to power. They needed to form another briefcase, though a bigger one, called Jubilee. Onyango still did not get the cue. He became a cantankerous mouth piece of the Jubilee Party. Even after the demise of TNA, he did not realize that he was never a mwenyewe in TNA and there was no way he was going to be a mwenyewe in Jubilee.
No one was louder, cockier and more belligerent and annoying in defending Jubilee excesses like Onyango Oloo. By the time he realized that he was a mere mouthpiece albeit a too enthusiastic one, he was a frustrated man. He jumped ship and unfortunately has been shouting himself hoarse about how he was treated in TNA, how he has secrets and strategies, how he was a spy for Raila. He is making too much effort to try and increase his premium in his new found lair of hungry hyenas who are not too enthusiastic to have him. Unfortunately, he has jumped into the ODM guillotine that smothered Ababu Namwamba. Listening to him, he imagines he is an important player in ODM. He should listen to Aladwa. ODM ina wenyewe. And secrets or not, Raila spy or not, he is not one of them.
These are just a few recent examples of some characters recently caught speaking from the wrong side of the mouth. To that list add one Nick Salat. Before cavorting with NASA tribal kingpins, he should have known that KANU ina wenyewe. And he is not one of them. The owners of KANU, (please read the Moi family), have a huge stake in the status quo. It is not that NASA is any less status quo than Jubilee. It is that the KANU wenyewe feel safer with the Jubilee side because at the helm of the Jubilee government sits a KANU clone, Uhuru Kenyatta. He is perhaps the only other guy with as much stakes in the status quo as the Moi family has, if not more. The interests of the Moi family and the Kenyatta family conflate in ways that Nick Salat cannot even begin to imagine. Placed against the enormous economic and hegemonic interests of the two families in shaping the political direction in Kenya, the frothing-in-the-mouth, chest-thumping, ndaaaani-ndaaaani-ndaaaani-shouting Nick Salat is not even a bleep in KANU’s political radar.
He should have known.
What Nick Salat forgot is that there are no political parties in Kenya. There are only cartels of deeply vested economic and hegemonic interests that revolve around grabbing of power, looting and protecting the loot. He is not a member of these cartel families and interests. While the wenyewe sit in the palace to plot about power, grabbing and protection, Nick Salat and the other wannabes are only mouthpieces with useless titles of SG, who think they are part of the party because they are close enough to smell the nyama and occasionally get a bone or two.
If he wanted to speak on behalf of KANU, he should have first rushed to the wenyewe the way Mama Ngina Kenyatta did to find out what they want said. As he was shouting ndaaaaaani, ndaaaaani ndaaaaani, the wenyewe were consulting and when they finally called him to tell him what they wanted, he found that he had spoken too soon and from the wrong side of his mouth. Mr. Nick Salat, KANU “ina wenyewe” and they have spoken. Is that egg I see on your face?