Friday, 2 November 2012

Elections 2013: How the Six ‘Presidential’ Projects Have Come to Pass

Just about over three months ago, it was perfectly predicted by Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo. He opted out of URP when he saw where the train was headed. Hon Ruto even called him on live radio talk show to plead with Jirongo not to wash URP dirty-linen in public.

Jirongo did not mince words. Six political parties have been formed and presidential candidates planted at these parties so as to ensure the success of another mega project by power brokers. The six parties were termed by Jirongo as projects. Jirongo asserted that despite State House denials, three things can not be hidden: The Sun, The Moon and The Truth!! Jirongo further revealed that the weapon of mass destruction currently being deployed in the political scheme is the massive funding of satellite presidential candidates to the tune of billions of shillings.

Among these projects, Jirongo told us, was Raphael Tuju who was financed and propped up as an alternative (sic) presidential candidate but this did not sell much. Next came, Musalia Mudavadi’s dramatic defection from ODM over very flimsy reasons that even he himself is not presently observing in UDF. How short can our memories be?

Eugene Wamalwa, whilst on a tour of Rachuonyo in Homabay County, also affirmed his support for ethnic balkanisation of Kenyans through the G8. He now appears to be firmly rooted in the corner of the same forces he once told us to be wary of. Wamalwa is currently investing heavily in real estate and farmlands around Kitale, Bungoma and the environs.

William Ruto’s much hyped presidential bid has come down as fast as it first went up. The masses in RV are still not convinced about being led back to TNA –w hich incidentally is actually PNU re-named. Is PNU a party of reforms, the much needed reforms that RV peasants have been crying out for 50 years? Not it is not.

Next came Francis Atwoli. The affable trade unionist was roped into the scheme to get Jirongo to back UDF’s Musalia Mudavadi having successfully been lured away from ODM. That has also been read perfectly well by FORD-K’s Wetangula.

To his credit, Jirongo went further to dare any of the so called "projects" to demand that he tables evidence of his claims that they are projects who want to balkanise the country so as to benefit a favoured candidate to assume the presidency and by extension perpetuate  status quo and resistance to reforms. That was three months ago and to date no one has seen it necessary to confront Jirongo nor seek legal redress.
Some of them, like Ruto, opted to go personal and question Jirongo’s character rather than answer his allegations.

Presently, we are told that it is a matter of time before URP is swallowed by TNA. Ngilu’s NARC and Wamalwa’s NARC have reportedly already to join up to join TNA and it a matter of time before they put pen to paper. In so far as political party campaign is considered, Eugene Wamalwa’s New-FORD-K is as dead as dodo.

On the basis of what is being reported by media on political alliance building, what further proof does anyone need to confirm that Jirongo’s assertions of the six projects is true? Are Kenyans not being played as Jirongo once warned us? Is this not shaping up to be a two horse race between reformist and anti-reformist? Indeed it is.

Kenyans ……….Cast your ballot wisely. This is Kenya’s Moment!

Monday, 29 October 2012

ODM Mourns Slain Kisumu Town West Chairman

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) joined Kenyans in mourning the party’s Kisumu Town West branch chairman, Mr Shem Onyango Kwega, who was brutally murdered yesterday, Monday 29th October, 2012, in Kisumu town.

In a condolence message on behalf of the party, the Secretary-General, Mr Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, said: “The party had received with profound shock the murder of Mr Kwega who he described as a dedicated official, who served the party diligently and with loyalty.

“His killing by unknown assailants this morning outside Mamba Hotel in Kisumu town is a big blow to the party and the followers who elected him to serve them as their chairman during last year’s grassroots elections.

“Mr Kwega’s killing comes in the wake of cries of increasing cases of insecurity in Kisumu and its environs, a situation that has become a major concern to the residents of the lakeside town.

“We condole with his family and pray for the quick recovery of his wife who was injured during the shooting, and rushed to Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.

“The ODM calls on the government to investigate the motive behind Mr Kwega’s murder and bring the culprits to book.

“The party equally calls on the government to intensify security in Kisumu town and the surrounding areas to avoid the brewing tension among the residents.

“Security is a basic human right and we urge the government to provide security in all parts of this country especially during this electioneering period.”