When the phoney Tanzanian caricaturist Godfrey Mwampembwa aka GADO came to Kenya in 1991, Kenyans welcomed him indiscriminately. He left Tanzania because he saw no opportunity there. He chose Kenya because he saw an opportunity here. Albeit he was a chamfer, GADO knew no class. He was a goddamn talented economic, political and social fugitive with an ambition of making quick money either through fair or foul means. He first began with barbering peopleâ€™s hair before venturing into the rostrum of his cartooning career.
One homely thing the heavens did not know is that there was nothing honest in this bloke. Greed was his primary motive. Thanks to God, facts have now continually started to emerge.
But perhaps, the most irksome about GADOâ€™s conduct is his attempt to blemish other peopleâ€™s tough-earned reputation through his comic strips.
Just recently, he drew a cartoon that did not go well with one section of a political divide. The cartoon depicted Prime Minister Raila Odinga addressing people at a funeral with his vitendawili while standing on a coffin.
Sincerely, although I lack words to describe GADO, I have a few for him. GADOâ€™s newly infected culture of impunity is incomparably second to none. His sponsored ulterior motive to sully the reputation of the Odinga family is atrocious, just to say the least. The horrible cartoons drawn by GADO at the behest of his masters are nothing new; they are the modus operandi of his benefactors.
Hardly was that cartoon published without the vested interest of Raila political foes holding sway. This is the primary reason why blood thirsting bandits in the name of journalists litter the nation. Heartrendingly, this is what has become our country: a country that the few who think are above the law see as only good for shaking down. This is how media has been subjected to all sorts of unprofessional abuses and left to bleed off. For openly disrespecting our leaders with impunity, this fugitive must be deported back to his country Tanzania.