That Raila Odinga will be on the ballot in 2017 is causing Jubilee Alliance sleepless nights and long days as they have so far terribly failed to fulfil most of those lofty promises it pledged Â during the 2013 elections. With new corruption allegations, open tribalism and nepotism, an economy dwindling with planned massive layoffs, it seems the only wing of the Jubilee Alliance doing okay is their mainstream media propagandists like Macharia Gaitho.
Even Jubilee Chief Propagandist Dennis Itumbi is back to his usual whining corner, having exposed his role in duping thousands of Kenyans over military excursion in Somalia.
A ruling government increasingly becoming authoritarian in its utterances, the Jubilee alliance is best captured by Ababu Namwamba’s effusive caricature of this digital nightmare as “a dizzying swing from jubilation to tribulation” less than year into power. By the way, Mr Namwamba is a CORD general!
But it is the resurgence of Kenya’s most resilient politician, Raila Odinga, which is giving Jubilee the worst of nightmares. How are they countering the new unstoppable wave of Agwambo?
First, they claimed he disparaged the military. But after watching the tapes again and again, and marshalling all those few people in the current Jubilee government who understand Luo, the Jubilee government have realized Raila has nothing to apologize for; worse, the continued sensationalism and scandalization of Odinga’s statements only continue to bring the conduct of IEBC and these agencies in to question when Kenyans again recall the events of 2013.
To date, Kenyans are reminded that IEBC has not posted final, credible and complete results of the 2013 elections! To date, the gapping hole of over a million votes cast ONLY for the presidential election (mostly Uhuru) as compared to other posts, have never been explained.
When IEBC claimed that they will bar Raila from the 2017 polls, they were challenged to quote which part of the constitution gives them that mandate; as usual, Isaac Hassan fumbled. The IEBC cannot bar citizens who continue to question how it conducted 2013 elections from vying. It is even laughable that it thinks it can bar Raila Odinga!
Rather than telling Raila to apologize, which he won’t, and which will be insulting to over 5 million Kenyans who voted Odinga, and the hundreds of thousands who are nolonger party to the Jubilee nightmare, IEBC should hasten to court! But they won’t, because they are still naked. At a time when IEBC’s cheif electoral officer and other senior elections officials who handled the last elections are facing long sentences over electoral offences related to the 2013 elections, IEBC should be the last institution to demand any apology.
Suna East MP Junnet Mohammed aptly captured it, “IEBC ought to have bowed in shame, apologised to Kenyans and disappeared into oblivion. That IEBC believes it has integrity is a clear demonstration of the fool’s paradise it wallows in and the magnitude of impunity it carries along.”