#SundayLive not only reduced Jubilee’s Nairobi Gubernatorial contest to a contest of Es but also brought to the light the wolf in goat skin. Many have criticised Mike Sonko but at least he is always himself, honest to himself and says the truth first to himself.
That Mike Sonko had one E in his KCSE is an achievement considering how he has always carried himself and the historical injustices behind his secondary school. To imagine the much publicised, overly hyped, all time perfomer imported from County A to County B, the 2013 fresh presidential candidate, the only Kenyan in Kenya, one and only Peter Kenneth got 4 E’s from no where else but the old golden Starehe Boys Centre, says more of the unsaid than the said. Anyway, high school had a way of serving some bitter herbs to each of us in one way or another.
Mike Sonko brings to the fore the hypocrisy in PK. His past scandals that he never admits. It is this political hypocrisy that surprises. He presents himself as this all important gift yet we know he is a tribal bait out to catch some fish. There was nothing national in PK. I doubt if he will admit he had 4Es. Actually it will be better if he doesn’t because it is just unfathomable. Sonko tears into the elite and undresses this class. They preach water yet take wine, appear priest-like yet they ought to be confessing.
Truth be told; it is the elite who are the shame to this country, it is the elite who are the threat to our devolution,it is the elite who continue robbing Kenyans. It is the elite who play hide and seek with honesty and dangle false hope to the rest of us.
Said C. S Lewis, “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”
Our education has produced smart thieves. Our political class is full of clever devils. Our future is entrusted in the hands of well known looters.
Unless we face the truth with some level of harshness and honesty with some sobriety then we, the electorate, shall remain the laboratory for the many experiments by this clever devils.
Meanwhile, Nairobians,1E is better than 4Es.