I do not understand why some people want to distort debate and claim that I have presented NASA leaders as Messiahs who will perform miracles for the country. NASA leaders have their weaknesses just like anyone else.
I have said many times that it is senseless to claim with any measure of certainty that NASA cannot do better than Jubilee. None of NASA’s leaders has ever been the president of this country. Comparing NASA and Jubilee is like comparing oranges with eggs. Even Kibaki could not implement his ideas fully despite serving in the highest capacity under Moi’s government.
No one can claim to have voted for Jubilee in 2013 based on the leaders track record. The leaders had no performance record. Those who voted them in took a risk. It has now been proven that Jubilee has no capacity to run the country’s economy. What would be the basis of taking the same risk again in 2017?
As for NASA they are neither a proven success or a proven failure. They are a potential success may be even a potential failure. The grand coalition government in which NASA leaders were key players performed way better than Jubilee. Electing NASA is therefore a reasonable risk to take.
It is strange for someone to demand that we guarantee that NASA will succeed where Jubilee has failed. We have never laid claim to prophecy. Someone supporting a proven failure cannot question our decision to support a potential success. Voting is a risk. Success cannot be guaranteed. We will be here to criticize NASA if they fail to meet our expectations.
What the country needs today is courage. The courage to try something else. You cannot retain a failed strategy when alternatives exist. You cannot stay in an abusive marriage just because another man might as well turn out violent. We cannot allow the fear of the unknown to rule our hearts and ruin our minds.
Lastly, arguing that the so called disunity in NASA is a sign that they cannot rule is absurd. What is happening in NASA is healthy competition not disunity. You do not expect NASA to be like Jubilee which need not conduct nominations for a presidential candidate. If they disintegrate and go separate ways we will cross that river if we ever get to it.
In any case even Jubilee is not a perfect marriage. Away from TV cameras are daily fights for control of tendering opportunities. Furthermore, the unity among Jubilee leaders if at all it exists has not delivered anything for the country. The noisy grand coalition government did better.