The muslim community in the country are still reeling from a series of unexplained deaths of some of its clerics and, recently, businessmen, under the Jubilee government and the arbitrary detention and harassment of somalis in places like Eastleigh, then Uhuru propaganda machine turned its guns to pacifying muslims through stage-managed celebratory attendance of iftars.
Kakamega backfired badly, only attracting non-muslim opportunists many who are now being revealed to be the small packet of the kikuyu diaspora in western Kenya. This is unconfirmed.
Nairobi and Mombasa are a no go zone for Uhuru’s religious escapades. Now, state house has picked Garissa and Kwale, hoping to rake in the ‘popularity’ of the muslim politicians in government.
However, there is a catch. Garissa joined Jubilee through URP and Ruto’s disastrous silence has all but faded the region’s initial excitement to a ‘digital experiment’ which has badly backfired from Lamu to Moyale.
Ruto, it is said, is also uncomfortable with Uhuru ‘making inroads’ in his supposed turf. This may be far-fetched.
State house has been forced to defend the decision by the president to hold all these iftars in places where traditionally, the presidential fiat has been only channelled through the colonial provincial administration which the new constitution mortgaged for county governments but which the Jubilee government top two leaders – biggest beneficiaries of this archaic system – seem to be keen on.
According to State house spokesperson Manoah Isipisu, President Uhuru is free to visit ‘his people’ wherever they are. Interestingly, when these same people, or may be their relatives, were being attacked with grenades all over Eastleigh – a stone throw distance to Uhuru’s official residence in Nairobi, the President DID NOT visit and HAS NEVER visited.