The candidacy itself was someone else’s idea, the campaigns took place under the watchful eyes of top shelf political svengalis and the administration has lived up to the expectations of the puppeteers. President Moi chose him because he viewed him as an easy pliable poodle, but when Kibaki stole RAO’s victory and forced a second term, the chess masters went for ‘Project Uhuru II’ and this time, they pulled all the stops.
Buoyed by a stubborn ICC indictment, the puppeteers were now forced to make the project a ‘success’ and they stopped at nothing! Mutunga’s Court would later give them a political life line and in effect, the presidency and just like that, the Manchurian candidate became President!
His actions as president have not disappointed the sponsors simply because he has lived up to the title and exceeded expectations. They wanted the ghost projects like Anglo leasing to materialize, UK did that without batting an eyelid! The masters had to get their money’s worth. The Standard Gauge Railway’s budget had to be redone to meet the expectations of the highest and most powerful bidder despite the public outcry by the man behind the URP candidates. He was harangued into being quiet and he did. But UK satisfied the interests of his honchos, who had nothing to do with the project.
The standard one laptop project was an easy money minting scheme and like Muthama eloquently put it: the millions that were set aside and later disbursed are nowhere to be seen and there are no laptops in schools. The point is somebody wanted to get paid for investing on Jubilee and he was paid!
The ministry of Devolution was intentionally given to a close ally with unprecedented latitude on budgetary issues and she gets away with any alleged improprieties just because she is an ally of the boss. Muthama aptly captured the scenario in his Uhuru park speech and now the government wants to prosecute people based on their ethnicity! Huo si ungwana!
The President went to Uganda and then came back with the sugar deal, a deal that most leaders crowned as BS. The President was at pains trying to tame RAO with his position on Ugandan exports. The facts about the Uganda deal were made public and we now know that Uganda has no surplus sugar to export to Kenya. Some deep pocketed folks want to make a killing in the sugar industry but they must use Uganda as the ‘source.’
The LAPPSETT scheme started and then the President gleefully jumped on it and appointed a former Kibaki fighter by the name Francis Muthaura to lead the effort.
Lastly, the refusal to obey a Court order is all the more evidence that someone somewhere, is pulling the strings. This is the ultimate Manchurian President!