News that CORD and Jubilee are inching to a unanimous decision on how to engage the international community, especially the United Nations Security Council, in so far as the Hague cases are concerned may be much ado about nothing.
It turns out the ‘bipartisan push’ to have parliament relook into the ICC issue is one where consensus is not shared by most ODM legislators, including the party leader Raila Odinga. To make matters worse, the drivers are first time Mps of a party where decisions of such magnitude are a preserve of the highly analogue and wise men of the party – maestros like Jakoyo Midiwo!
Reports which appeared in a section of the media today, and attributed to the Orange party, cannot be attributed to any known organ, or machine of the party. When we talk of party machines, we talk of people with influence. People who can access Jakom anytime. Now, those people are not the ones whose names are being floated aimlessly.
Quoted in support of this new futile bid are first time greenhorns like Ruaraka Mp T.J Kajwang’ and Suna East Junnet Mohammed. But these are ‘watu ya mikono tu’ when it comes to swaying party decisions.
Reacting to the story, Denis Onyango, the spokesman of the prime minister revealed that Odinga is not aware of the scheme. Now if Odinga is not aware then consider all these talk as innuendo and sideshows.
“Only Odinga can sanction that kind of debate. People should even stop imagining it,” one of the those who speak for the PM in ‘unofficial’ circles stated.
The Suna East MP, though seen as one of the closest confidants of the CORD leader, is said to have told those pushing for the new resolution that only Raila Odinga’s explicit participation can ensure the success of the initiative.
“He (Hon Odinga) must be fully involved before this matter is introduced in parliament,” said the lawmaker.
Among those pushing for this new attempt at saving president Kenyatta from the jaws of Bensouda are Mps Richard Onyonka (ODM, Kitutu Masaba), TJ Kajwang’ (ODM, Ruaraka) and Junet Mohammed (ODM, Suna East).
For now, this writer urges the Jubilee continue ‘going it alone’. If anything, these are just but the initial stages of a very complex, heart-wrenching case.