Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar is a shadow of the flamboyant, feisty activist turned politician he was and has become lonely and inconsequential in the County and National political matrix.
Ahead of last year’s repeat polls, Omar dumped Wiper for Jubilee courtesy of DP ruto’s brown envelope. The former Secretary General to the Kalonzo Musyoka led party cited lack of clear agenda in NASA.
“The first person to call me when I lost unfairly was not even my party leader Kalonzo but Deputy President William Ruto ,” he said. This was after he lost the Mombasa gubernatorial seat fair and square to ODM’s Hassan Joho.
Things have been made worse as Ruto no longer considers him a point man at the Coast n has a new team led by Kilifi’s Governor Kingi and Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa. Sarai has been conspicuously missing in Ruto’s Coast forays.
Omar was a force to reckon with when he won the Senatorial seat in 2013. His biggest blunder wasn’t even dumping Wiper for Ruto but attempting a political duel with Joho over Governorship.
Had he defended his Senatorial seat, he would have easily won.
When Ruto submitted his preferred list to Uhuru for appointments, he missed. However it is rumoured that Governor Joho lobbied to have Uhuru appoint him a CAS in the upcoming reshuffle as part of the building bridges initiative.
Suffice to say, the future looks bleak for him.
He started to undermine Raila’s leadership sometimes in April 2017 by hoping from one television channel to another in Nairobi discrediting Governor Hassan Joho.
Hassan Omar started by attacking The Rt Hon Raila Odinga in a drive to push for CORD to split. This mission failed when a senior politician from Northern Frontier districts joined Wiper and exposed his close links with Jubilee. Its those close links with Statehouse operatives that got him sidelined by top NASA principals whenever they toured the Coast.
His true mission came out openly around June 2017 when he allegedly met deputy president William Ruto and is said to have picked millions of shillings to support mission to split votes in favour of Jubilee candidate Suleiman Shahbal.
After receiving millions from Jubilee, the youthful senator bought a fleet of cars that he gave to Wiper MCA aspirants to hoodwink the public.
Then followed his meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta in the weekend of Mid July where he was escorted by Jubilee honchos at the coast.
During the meeting he was given more millions and promised a plum job in the Jubilee government in case Jubilee wins the August Polls. He was ordered to meet Shahbal and Hezron Awiti to plot against Joho. This he later confirmed via his tweeter account, which he later deleated following public outcry.
There first ploy was simple to confuse electorates and divide votes favouring Joho, their first step was to fake an opinion poll and pit the Mombasa race as two horse race,a tight neck to neck race between Joho and Sarai,i think they have released the fake poll already??
Senator Sarai, a reknown human rights activist has been quiet in defending rights of the Coastal residents. Sarai, Awiti and Shabaal’ collective objective has been to dethrone Governor Joho.The three are businessmen,driven by their desire and interest as business men period and they should be rejected at the ballot by all cost.