Like your former boss in Jubilee likes to put it, “Myyyyy friend, umepangwa”!! You very mistakenly believe that your defection to ODM is an event of national importance. It is not. It is of high drama and comic value to the media. Just. Please stop running around shouting you have secrets and strategies and heaven knows what else. Like they say, when you are drowning you hold on to anything, even your own shadow. The day you heard them say they were to fold their tribal crap called TNA and merge into a bigger heap of tribal garbage called Jubilee Party, that is the day you should have known that your goose was cooked.
Your biggest mistake was to believe the TNA hype with their dubious call of “I believe”. It looked real but it was a mirage. A big one. You imagined that TNA was a real political party and that you were its Secretary General. Wrong. TNA was tribal crap. An ethnic briefcase that Uhuru Kenyatta needed to galvanize a tribal constituency and haggle in the tribal political brothel that he and his tribal kingpins have created. But he couldn’t say that. It is not politically correct. So he created a mirage called TNA and he needed to give it an aura of respectability, a “national” face. And that is where you came in. To sanitize the tribal crap. You were simply a sanitizer. You became the non-Kikuyu face of the tribal briefcase, until the owners needed a bigger briefcase. You suddenly found yourself holding a Secretary General job in a party that did not exist. Myyyy friend, umepangwa!
Having said that, I find your tantrum uncalled for and your reaction to your situation self-righteously amateurish and self-destructive. I will tell you why.
While I agree that your former boss in TNA did a number on you, always remember, HE MADE YOU. Let us face it. Who was Onyango Oloo before Uhuru Kenyatta took him in to sanitize the defunct TNA tribal crap? You may need to answer that question yourself because, honestly, I don’t know. Personally, the first time I heard of the name was when I saw you on a dais making a speech at the launch of TNA.
I was underwhelmed.
First, I knew that you were part of a scheme by tribalists to sanitize their tribal crap, and secondly, honestly, you were trying too hard. Your speech demonstrated that you did not know you were a pawn in a grand scheme that did not involve you. You were a hired mouthpiece. You believed the hype. You quickly grew into the role and became one of the staunchest defenders of Jubilee tribalism, thievery, cluelessness and arrogance. You rendered your eloquence to the defence of wala nyama, until your share ran out. I have to say you served your masters well. I hope you had enough nyama while you were at it. For you to expect anything else apart from that is to overstate your value. You were used, yes. But any premium you can now claim in the political space comes courtesy of your benefactors in the defunct TNA. Thank them. Were it not for them, you would still be whatever it is that you were before they made you their hired mouth piece. Myyy friend, be thankful.
This brings me to my second point. Your new move is self-destructive and demonstrates you are not as politically astute as you would want us to believe. You had many options, and you chose the worst of them – to deliver yourself to Raila and ODM. You chose to run away from the hyenas and deliver yourself to the vultures. Myyy friend, utapangwa tena! They will have you for lunch!
Before making this move, you should have consulted a one Ababu Namwamba, the General without an army. He would have told you in very clear terms “ODM ina wenyewe”. And you are not one of them. When you were busy defending TNA and Jubilee excesses, Ababu was equally busy defending ODM mediocrity. He is the only known living being to have sworn allegiance to a Raila Odinga Presidency in the floor of parliament. He thought he was it in ODM. Until he grew too big and the owners of the party grew very concerned. When they went for ODM elections in Kasarani, the owners of the party unleashed men-in-black on him. They are the unofficial ODM elections board. Then he made what in politics amounts to a career mistake. He accepted a boardroom deal, a poisoned chalice from his tormentor Raila Odinga, what he later came to refer as a “gun without bullets”. Why he didn’t check if the gun was loaded is a story he would have to tell himself. Like many people before him, he left ODM in a huff. Crying of treachery, betrayal, harassment, a victim of a party leader who is conniving and duplicitous. Welcome to ODM.
My advice to you is that you should heed the advice given by Kalonzo Musyoka about the political class. He says that Kenyan politics is a dirty game and there is no truthfulness or honesty. That only those who are conniving, cunning and liars can prosper. Because you build a career attacking CORD, you are of the very wrong view that these are two different entities. They are not. To quote a former British politician, they are two cheeks of the same arse. Your moving to ODM only has dramatic and circus value. Another hype. Once the excitement has died down, you will see that ODM is another mirage, albeit a bigger one. You may not have been listening, but Ababu did say that there is no room for growth of political talent in ODM. If they smothered him, what is a jilted former Jubilee mouth-piece with an exaggerated sense of political value? You have left the guys who made and spat you for the guys who will finish you. Myyy friend, you were used to sanitize tribalist crap called TNA then dumped: ODM will chew you up.
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