The rantings of the Moi political orphans: Series Part 3 of 5:
(The Moi political orphans: DP William Ruto (presumably representing his boss), Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula ran separate commentaries in The Standard of Wednesday 10th August 2016, in a feature on the Countdown to 2017. In this “The rantings of the Moi political orphans” five part series, I respond to the commentaries. In the responses, I am demonstrating that as Moi political orphans, their engagement in politics is simply based on ethnicity, impunity and mediocrity, siasa ya ukabila, ukora na upuzi. They all have absolutely nothing new to offer to Kenyans as we Countdown to 2017. We must get a new non-ethnic political narrative to animate our politics and it cannot come from these Moi political orphans. In this Part 3 of 5, I respond to Mudavadi’s article “Trust me to do what Jubilee has not done”)
Part 3 of 5: Yes Mr. Mudavadi, the tribal kingpins in Jubilee are clueless Moi-men, so are you, only a Prince without a Kingdom.
In your article “Trust me to do what Jubilee has not done” at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000211496/mudavadi-trust-me-to-do-what-jubilee-has-not-done
you uncharacteristically have no good words for the clueless Jubilee government. You start by warning Kenyans that the country is being held hostage by “political gangsters”. The political class that’s holding this country at ransom is made up of Moi-political-orphans. You further accuse Jubilee of “nostalgia for single party dictatorship”. You further claim that by choosing ANC:
Kenyans would have removed trademark incompetence and deceit that is the Jubilee hallmark in running State affairs. They would have said no to the creeping culture of promises for the sake of promises but which tells our youth lying is an alternative to truth. Kenyans would have done away with reincarnation of a dangerous system of ethnic hegemony of dynastic caste succession.
If anyone is nostalgic about the Moi-days, it is you Sir. In fact, none of the Moi-orphans have struggled like you have to redefine yourself politically post-Moi. Ever since Moi your political god-father exited the political stage and the spectacular failure of the 2002-Uhuru-Mudavadi-Ruto project at the hands of Kenyans who wanted change, you seem to be stuck in the proverbial wilderness. Ever since then, you have hopelessly oscillated between advocating for Luhya nationhood and Kenyan nationhood as if those two are synonyms. Unlike your KANU siblings in jubilee, you have not been able to consolidate a tribal base, and this is not due to lack of trying. The Luhya have proved to be irritatingly democratic and you have remained a Prince without a Kingdom.
You want Jubilee to be ejected because of “incompetence and deceit”.
But it is equally deceitful for you to claim that by electing ANC, “Kenyans would have done away with reincarnation of a dangerous system of ethnic hegemony of dynastic case succession”.
LoL! Look who’s talking!!
Did you just accuse Jubilee of “ethnic hegemony” and “dynastic case succession”? If you are really concerned about ethnic hegemony and dynastic case succession, before you accuse Jubilee, look in the mirror!
For anyone who does not know who you are, the article is pretty convincing. In fact even for those who know you, we cannot help but agree with you on certain issues. The first one being what you call “CORD and jubilee mockery”. I have consistently maintained that there is no difference between CORD and Jubilee. And you, who would know your KANU siblings better than I ever could, concurs. It is when you offer yourself as the alternative that the whole matter becomes laughable. I may also grant it to you when you describe yourself as “sober”. I wonder whether this is in absolute teetotaler terms, or if you would be contrasting yourself with anyone in particular. Wink! Wink! After all, we have seen enough displays of drunken stupors and decisions made in drunken stupors in the last four years for our liking.
But the self-description that I find more apt is when you describe yourself as “predictable”.
I agree. Totally predictable.
In fact as predictable as a Moi-political-orphan, KANU-nostalgic, clueless beneficiary of “dynastic case succession” can be. You are so predictable that if you want to know what the problem with leadership in this country is, you should not look towards the Jubilee Moi-orphans, clueless beneficiaries of the “dynastic case succession” in statehouse, you should look in the mirror.
Your article is rather honest. In fact, you have a confession to make to Kenyans. You say,
Implementation of Chapter Six on leadership and Integrity was sabotaged by parliament giving us a lame leadership ethics act. The act allows crooked characters to infiltrate and sabotage the country’s political and economic systems. That’s why the youth role models are the corrupt”.
Only that you forget to tell us that when the so called “lame leadership ethics act” was passed, you were the Deputy Prime Minister and an MP in the blood-soaked coalition government. What did you do to shape discourse around this issue?
You now claim quite predictably that:
I will amend the act to conform to the letter of Article Six and weed out the undesirables to set the pace for integrity throughout the country.
In other words, you watched as Parliament passed an act that was against the Letter of the constitution. It was not just any act. It was an act that allowed “crooked characters to infiltrate and sabotage the country’s political and economic systems”. You did nothing then. And now, you are offering yourself to fix it. How charitable!
As far as honesty goes, this is the showstopper. I have to admit that as you wrote the article, you seem to have been in such a confessional mood that would totally bliss out the Pope! You go on to say:
A Kenyan leader professing a particular ideology is a liar.
Now Mr. Mudavadi, don’t break my heart!
You mean all these Moi-orphan tribal kingpins gallivanting around the whole country forcing people to join their single-party projects and tribal coalitions have no ideology? You mean all the time you and they have been jumping from one party to the other and forming your own there was no ideology? You mean we have been dealing with liars all this time?
Now, Mr. Mudavadi, I think you are way too honest about the emptiness and the duplicity of your Moi-political-orphan colleagues in CORD and Jubilee. They say hell hath no fury like a women scorned. It is turning out that hell hath no fury like a Moi-political-orphan scorned. I think your KANU siblings should have found a way to accommodate you after your deal to contest for the Presidency with your younger KANU brother fell through. It is Lyndon B Johnson who said this about disgruntled politicians:
It’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.
As fate would have it, you are outside the CORD and Jubilee tent pissing in. And it is quite a piss. Thanks to the piss, we now know that all these Moi-political-orphans in CORD and Jubilee angling for the presidency belong “to a dangerous system of ethnic hegemony of dynastic case succession”, we now know that the country is being held hostage by “political gangsters” in CORD and Jubilee, that they are “liars”, that they adulterated the constitution and gave us a “lame leadership ethics act”. Had your KANU siblings in CORD and Jubilee known better, they should have listened to L. B Johnson.