In the continuing Jubilee TV series of â€Appointments that shocked the worldâ€, former ODM â€˜strategyâ€™ official managing CORDâ€™s Raila Odinga campaigns in the 2013 elections Ngunjiri Wambugu is the newest â€˜strangeâ€™ employee of the Jubilee government.
Multiple sources in government informed this writer that Ngunjiri is headed to the body managing Kenya@50 celebrations set to begin next month, and billed to run for the next 12 months. After which, usually, you just get recycled in the bureaucracy.
After attending an orientation inaugural dinner hosted at KWS grounds recently, Ngunjiri was highly inspired by the leaps on â€˜nation buildingâ€™ Kenya has so far achieved; however, the â€˜philosopher, writer, political consultant, critical thinker and change makerâ€™ fumed at the low pace of â€˜nationhood buildingâ€™. The Kenya@50 celebrations is one big attempt to correct this nagging imbalance, really?
Another source close to the planning committee of this â€˜feel good Kenyans, its half a century, letâ€™s celebrateâ€™ body told this writer that â€˜Wambugu is now officially oursâ€™, which, contextually, only mean the chicken has gone back home to roost, finally.
Here is the summary of the Kenya@50 celebrations according to Wambugu:
â€œWe need to use Uhuru a lot more during these celebrations. By name, birth and upbringing Uhuru stands out from the crowd as a potential national unifying symbol. Kenya@50 is a terrific opportunity to use him to charm Kenyans across the political divide and urge them towards nation-hood. Kenyans love a good party and Kenya@50 should give us one. They could make the next 12 months look like the holidays rolled over from 2013 to December 2014â€³ â€“ Ngunjiri Wambugu.
Just how Uhuru Kenyatta â€˜stands out from the crowd as a potential national unifying symbolâ€™ amazes. Congrats, all the same, Mr Wambugu!