By G Oguda via Facebook
Regarding that website Raila Odinga launched yesterday, I have no idea why you people are splitting hairs over nothing. I happened to be in Likoni at the moment the thing was going live. As I was marvelling at the fresh squids being delivered at the Likoni fish market, I asked the Mama Samaki whether he knew Agwambo was showcasing his dot.com talents huko bara.
She told me her kabambe phone was bought for three reasons: the calculator to haggle with fish suppliers, the in-built flashlight to count her money, and, of course, to communicate with fishermen stuck in the high seas. Websites are for spiders, she told me. She has a special broom in her house for cobweb removal.
That statement up there is the truth.
Look at www.uhuru.co.ke – The last video posted there features the 4 Jubilee principals making outlandish pre-election promises before March 4th 2013. You should go there and hear William Ruto promise us that in the first 100 days, “We will stock all health centres with drugs and equipment necessary to treat all Kenyans.”
Kenyans are more interested in aesthetics, than content. Did you know that the Deputy President’s website still has Joseph Ole Lenku as the Minister for Interior and Coordination of National Government? If you doubt it, log onto www.deputypresident.go.ke and check for yourself.
You keep haggling over who did not do what, while your political rivals already have boots on the ground silently chipping away your support bases. Because they know websites – and social media – will not convince voters to back your man.
If you really cared about Raila Odinga, as you would want us to believe, go out there and soil your hands. You are either in or out.