By Comrade Albert Nyakundi Amenya
Dear Prime Minister, this message is coming rather late and yet early: it is late to proffer you my advice on who should be your number two come 2017 General Election. Even though, I understand you have the less useful political advisors on earth.
Having unavailingly run for the Presidency three times, I believe you ought to have comprehended how Kenyan elections are conducted and won. I am certain that you must have also discovered, just like me, that it is almost not possible for a man of integrity to scale all the obstacles placed in his way. The funds used to build parties, bankroll primaries and the campaigns are by no means clean.
2017 offers the brightest chance for you to capture the presidency. To get there, however, you must do one thing; assure all former and current thieves in the Jubilee government that they wonâ€™t be probed. And Sir I want you to forgive them from the depth of your heart.
In your twilight years on earth, you just have to pardon them all. Nobody can even trace how the nationâ€™s wealth was/is plundered because there are no accurate records to rely on. On getting to office, appeal to the looters to invest their loot here in Kenya so as to create jobs. Donâ€™t look at the rear mirror. Kenya can still be rescued.
Prime Minister Sir, many of your admirers are afraid of queuing behind you because they have seen no sign that the election will be free and fair. Your opponents are capitalizing on this fear to intimidate the majority of voters that have been incapacitated by poverty and are therefore ready to sell their voter cards for just enough money to fetch them the next meal.
Among those that lack the courage to work for free polls are IEBC officials all of whom were appointed by the PNU government that rigged the current administration into power.
A primary indicator of Kenyaâ€™s unwillingness to conduct credible polls is IEBC dependence on the ruling party. Why, for instance, canâ€™t IEBC ensure internal democracy in the parties by overseeing party elections as mandated by the Political Parties Act?
Where is IEBC when parties were extracting millions of shillings from aspirants? What happened to its rule on campaign financing limit? How many electoral offenders purportedly arrested in 2007 and 2013 have been prosecuted and jailed?
The other arm used for rigging is composed of â€œsecurityâ€ agents. Again, many of them that support you inwardly are handicapped. They obey their superiors because they have no other job with which to fend for their families. Some would be used to snatch and stuff ballot boxes. Some would thumbprint on thousands of ballot papers or supervise those who would do so in remote villages, schools, forests, caves and shrines.
Ethnic and religious sentiments do not move many of us because we know they are hollow gimmicks employed by dishonest politicians who neither worship God nor protect their tribes. But Kenya is still far behind. So pay attention to them. By the time this is published, your running mate will have emerged.
I would have advised you to get your alter ego (preferably a woman) from the Rift Valley. I expect you to do only one term â€“ the Mandela option â€“ during which you would set the country on the path of progress and groom your deputy to take over from you. If you picked someone from Mt. Kenya, then, he/she should not succeed you.
You have ample chance to defeat Kenyatta by a wide margin in a free and fair poll. All you and your party need do is give IEBC close marking. As usual, in most of the Mt. Kenya and Rift Valley regions, 99 per cent of voters may â€œcastâ€ their votes.
Make sure the Taraka Nithi result is well monitored and it should come in first. Ballot boxes may be delivered to fishes inside rivers and to ancestors in the great beyond. Begin now by picking no fewer than 300,000 trusted people who will man all the existing polling stations in the country.
Ensure that each of them owns a phone and can be traced. Then place them on salary. IEBC must not be allowed to recruit election observers alone. Since it wonâ€™t go to the moon to get them, let parties provide many of the needed staff. Before the polls, IEBC should make available an authentic voter register in each unit.
Your agent should make copies and keep, so that any variation on Polling Day would be easily detected and tackled. Best wishes, Prime Minister, as you keep celebrating your 70th birthday anniversary. And may God guide and protect you as you perform your last duty to your country.
What can else do you think baba should do?, please drop me a comment below.
Baba Pod Pek !