Idiocy shows in many forms! For one David Nyekorach Matsanga, a Ugandan fugitive who thinks Kenyans are so gullible, it is to sell a whooping Ksh 5000 pamphlet that ‘details’ how the United States government, through USAID, ‘funded and induced’ ICC witnesses to testify against the then Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM politician and then Deputy Party Leader William Ruto.
Matsanga, himself a former spokesman of a murderous Uganda gang, The Lords Resistance Army, LRA, is doing what every devilish human Â has done with the ICC cases: make money while the sun shines. The ICC, when it is finally done, will be a billion dollar industry which shall have pulled so many out of their initial financial, or social dungeons. Matsanga, indeed, wants to be part of this
Matsanga, a self-proclaimed expert on ICC cases in the Kenyan situation has hurriedly authored a booklet which seeks to incriminate the United States donor agency in Kenya, USAID, with accusations that it procured witnesses to falsely testify against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
While, this writer holds no brief for the US Embassy or the American government, but in Kenya currently, people like Matsanga are being used to spin a yarn which has already left thousands sinking into deeper poverty. Our country, Kenya, hasn’t reached the development stage where we can tell the so called ‘western donors’ to go to hell. A great many programmes in Kenya, health, education, social services etc are run by donor funds. USAID itself funds the Kenya government more than it funds the NGO!
This Matsanga’s new endeavour fits into theories: One, either he is being used extensively to discredit the USAID, or, he is cashing in the Jubilee Alliance fixation and paranoia with everything West. Lastly, it helps keep the Jubilee Alliance supporters busy swearing and hating on a non-existent threat to ‘their’ government.
This 50 paged- parphenalia, Â titled “How USAID Funded and Induced Witnesses In Kenyan Cases”, and which sells for a staggering Ksh 5000 (five thousand shillings!), Â is not to be purchashed from any bookshop in Kenya (reputable or not) and buyers are encouraged to use an MPESA number (given on Matsanga’s Website) where you dump YOUR money to get a copy posted to your address for ‘free’.
I wonder how many Kenyans would want Matsanga to have their physical addresses. But this is beside the point. The real issue here is just what sort of information is contained in this book which the country’s NSIS does not have? Who is Matsanga targeting? Who is this lunatic fellow that will fork out Ksh 5000 to Matsanga, a lousy Ugandan with no known history of intellectual endowments?
And, in a country with lazy statistics on readers, more so, readers of cooked up stuff in some apartment in Nairobi’s parkland’s Area near the Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) offices; the cost of the book tells you the story behind the author. Matsanga may be an ICC expert, but he stretches his imagination if he believes he has Kenyans in his pockets!
This country is unique. This country isn’t the kind of place for Matsanga’s trade. Yes, he has been some sort of a media-created celeb; but that’s because he offers Kenyans a comical relief. He is, to say the least, an object of entertainment in Kenya’s middle class households. The Televisions also love him because his soundbites creates laughable breaks in an industry filled with very boring and Â empty nincompoops in the name of ‘news anchors’.
Without our semi-nude female anchors, who would watch news? Is there “news” in Kenya nowadays, anyway? So if you are a man, to have a media audience, like Matsanga, you must appeal to something else: people’s desire to be stupid. People’s desire to break monotony of something.
Ksh 5000? Matsanga’s book will be the most expensive in Kenya! More expensive than the combined prize of Miguna Miguna’s two treatises: Peeling Back the Mask and Kidneys for the King.
However, I also remember the Books and Newspapers Act (or something to that effect) requires that you drop two copies of your book to the national library for posterity. . .have you done so, Mr Nyekorach?
Of course, there are ways Dr Matsanga, a ‘renowned’ Uhuru government consultant, can follow to sell his book, which, according to sources, he is already using.
First, Matsanga plans to ‘officially’ launch the book on Jeff Koinange Live! Jeff will host Matsanga in the traditional ‘on the bench style’ akin to how he oversold Miguna Miguna’s Peeling Back the Mask not so long ago.
To sell a Ksh 5000 ‘book’ detailing how a western donor organization ‘prochuuuuured’ witnesses, many who have since pulled out after realising they were ‘prochuuuured’ is a tall order. Never mind, Ksh 5000, that is even a taller order!
You are encouraged to buy. . .now you know.