Faced with a choice between Jesus and Barnabas, the voters of that time overwhelmingly voted to ‘save’ Barnabas, shortly thereafter, Jesus was crucified. That is the short story of the Man from Nazareth.
And history is replete with incidents when people made funny, sick, shocking, utterly surprising choices. Consequences notwithstanding.
Voters in a rural constituency in central Kenya will make history by voting to the national assembly an ethnic inciter. Such people exists everywhere. In Europe, a staunch anti-immigrants party, UKIP, shocked many one-worldistsÂ (those who believe the world should be for everyone) by winning several seats which made immigrants, including Kenyans in that part of the diaspora, feel the heat.
Gatundu South constituency will be heading to the ballot to elect a new local representative to the country’s national legislature – the supreme law-making body – with the candidature of soon-to-be honourable Moses Kuria standing out, smelling pungently as ammonia.
Kuria, who has visited the National cohesion commission for allegations of ethnic hatred against other communities and political leaders, has decided to throw himself in the race.
His main rallying call is that he will defend President Uhuru as he has been doing. Of course, he has, for if he hadn’t, this whole piece would have been a collection of bullshit.
But Kuria has one little problem. He wants to represent President Uhuru in parliament. What’s the problem with this? simple, President Uhuru is not a constituency! MPs are elected to represent their constituents.
While Uhuru Kenyatta comes from Gatundu constituency, President Uhuru Kenyatta comes from Kenya. That makes him larger than Gatundu South. That makes him ‘above’ being represented by any single individual. In fact, there are hundreds of people living around the world whose work is precisely that: to represent the president and government of Kenya. These are called envoys, but Kuria wants to be an MP.
Anyway, this author wishes Kuria luck. He will be launching his bid today, Err, tough luck!