Ababu Namwamba; he who the gods want to destroy they first call promising. I saw in Ababu what died with Masinde Muliro. A politician made of different steel, who I believe can make the elusive Luhya unity a reality. Ababu is something between the robust Idakho mien of Boni Khalwale and the reclusive but steely Maragoli demeanor of Musalia Mudavadi.
I know the orange eyed monsters of ODM may not have kind words for Generali, but give it up to Tawfiq for achieving what many politicians only dream of. Even Onyango Oloo was appointed TNA Secretary General, Ababu beat other contestants to the post.
You cannot cheat the grind.
You can jump some steps but the grind has a way of reminding you of the missed units when you least expect. What happens next is the story that differentiates one Danson Mungatana from Boni Khalwale. Ababu’s exit from ODM is premature. He should have consolidated the Busia vote while still in ODM then leave with a team. This requires time and money.
A politician who spends his money on holidays abroad when he wants to decamp from Raila’s party is not serious. As things stand he bolted alone, Otuoma’s grievances and interests are different from Ababu’s. He can’t rely on Otuoma’s company through this transition.
He might have bolted early, but if you are his friend, ask him to look at and learn from Raila before training his gun on his party boss. In 1995, Raila left Ford Kenya, resigned from parliament and defended his seat on an NDP ticket. The rest of Luo MPs joined him in 1997 but he failed to clinch Gem and Ugenya seats. This is the only thing that will throw his foes off balance endear him to his supporters and win over the undecided.
Mwana Munyala; high risk – high returns. Sitting there whining about Raila and ODM yet you still sit in parliament as an ODM MP will lend credence to the allegation that you are firing bullets on behalf of someone else. What you do between now and August 2017 will determine if we will read your political obituary or attend your “born again” or rather #Reloaded party.
I saw you with a cooking stick. Ushatumbukiza mkono ndani ya mchuzi, basi huna budi kuuramba, ukiupanguza basi kaka umejisaza. This is the stuff that makes men great but can also break great men.