The appointment of the populist former presidential candidate Abduba Dida took a new twist when he (Dida) revealed he had neither been appointed nor contacted after the appointment. While his name was extensively used (and misused) during the appointments, Dida refutes the widely publicized appointment as nothing but Uhuru’s propaganda.
Pundits now say the fake appointment was a well-planned public relations gimmick to have the controversial appointment of the former head of the civil service Francis Muthaura escape public scrutiny.
Muthaura’s appointment does not sit well with a majority of kenyans who feel recycling old guards should stop. Also, that Muthaura was appointed after the sacking of an equally capable and experienced fellow Kenyan, Prof Shaukat, who had been on the Lapsset board for only 8 months.
According to one keen observer of the events, this appears to be the script:
Dida’s appoinment came in the wake of continued resentments over “Muthaura’s and Matu Wamae’s appointment. Though UK acts were legal, many questioned the rationale the president used citing his “digital” government popular song.Â UK had to do something. It was time to change what the media and public were debating on. And illegally appointing Dida, a popular guy with the masses, to chair the #CDF board, would achieve that.Â With all the legal and constitutionalÂ experts around him, UK knew too well that appointing Dida was beyond his juridisction. But maybe, it was a game plan. In a span of 2 days, he successfully managed to dilute the high flying emotions resulting from Old guards appointments. The talk of town was Dida. The media, Senators, social media commentators, MPs. Literally everyone.And when the noise went down, Dida even before he got to receive his appointment letter, was Fired! #Politics