It can now be revealed that three top Masai leaders including two MPs and a senator bragged how they encouraged Raila that the local community was not happy with Jubilee. The leaders say its that encouragement that may have given the former Prime Minister the guts to hijack the programme. The local leaders were NOT happy that CS Nkaiserry was the Mcee instead of senator Ole Ntutu.
Three days before Ole Ntimama’s death, two local MPs including Narok North MP hon Lenka and Emurrua Dikkir MP Hon Johhana Ngeno refused to join Jubilee party saying Masai interests were not represented by the new party. We cannot be in the same party with our oppressors- one of the local MP was quoted in Narok town.
….AND THE MEDIA GOT IT WRONG
By Jackson Omondi
Everything was on point. The Jubilee government lined up their political allstars and even had one of their new converts emceeing the event. Having hosted the Maa community leadership at Statehouse, it was time to go for a slam dunk, or so they thought!
The pepertual PR fiends saw an opportunity to show the country that they finally had the Maa community on their palms. But CORD supremo Raila Odinga had other ideas.
Buoyed by a thunderous ovation and wild cheering , Raila decided to pull a classic political jujitsu move on Jubilants by using their own perceived strength against them!
The President’s handlers picked Nkaiserry to emcee the event hoping that the retired general’s military mien would intimidate Cordashians or anybody who wanted to go against the event’s script but they forgot one thing: THE ENIGMA was also an attendee!
Jubilee’s breathtaking naivete would come to the fore when the retired general invited RAO to speak! Aware that he had the whole country glued to their TV screens, RAO took charge of the event and went on to parade his lieutenants on live TV much to the chagrin of the officialdom and the clueless emcee!
Looking like fish out of water the emcee’s efforts to get RAO to tweak his lineup decisively fell on deaf ears as RAO went on to give each and every member of his nucleus a prime time slot to address the nation.
And in typical RAO fashion, he had a surprise for the nation: mudavadi was conveniently placed between Kalonzo and Wetangula and given a slot to speak his mind! With this move, RAO officially threw a spanner in Kenyan political matrix. Trained minds are now pulling hair trying to figure out what that meant!
When it was his turn to speak, the ENIGMA kept it vintage and finished with a trap that the President cluelessly walked right into! By bringing up what’s now considered political taboo in Kenya ( TJRC report), RAO knew that he had gone ‘there’ and the President took the bait and jumped right into the trap by using language that made him appear out of touch with most Kenyans.
For starters, a head of state of a country with record unemployment, most folks see meaty delicacies on music videos and for the President to choose food metaphors to brag about power in a country where a majority go to bed hungry is a sick joke.
He didn’t stop there. He had to remind RAO that he enjoys sitting on that chair and he has no plans of giving it up anytime soon! Sounds good, if Kenyans felt a positive impact of him sitting on the chair. Unfortunately, Kenyans are well aware of the eurobond menace, Inflation, corruption, insecurity, miseducation in our schools etc.
But the President enjoys ‘sitting’ on that chair and he has no plans of vacating the seat even though his performance is way below expectations. Talk about being out of touch!
With all these, the media found a way to crown him the winner in a so called ‘Raila attack.’ Raila raised a weighty issue and the people gave him a thunderous welcome while the President engaged in high school ‘mchongoano’ and went ahead to inadvertently taunt hungry Kenyans! How that is a victory for the President is beyond my pay grade.