JUBILEE’S FAKE OUTRAGE IS FOUR YEARS LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT
By Jackson Omondi
The blogosphere is awash with commentary expressing political mea culpa. Taken on face value, one gets the feeling that Jubilants are going through a political Saul to Paul moment, an epiphany of sorts.
But the truth is that these are the same folks who have made a living out of sheer cheerleading as the bellicose duo empty the nation’s purse.
As galling as it is, the 5 billion-shilling heist is hardly the first act of thievery carried out under this administration. There is a laundry list of mega corruption scandals that this sainted administration has either swept under the rug or played the good old political sanitation game on the perpetrators.
Raila Odinga gets the credit for singlehandedly unmasking the coin-minting manoeuvres that have now become a staple of this administration and like in all cases, his revelations have always been met with coordinated condemnation and repudiation from the peanut gallery.
The NYS scandal, the Eurobond voodoo accounting, the Anglo leasing payouts, the bloated and pedestrian manner in which the costing of the SGR was done and many more, are all money-minting vessels that hit our shores and the cheerleaders chose to look the other way while hundreds of billions vanished! The upshot? Our kids and grandkids will have to foot the bill!
Where was the outrage then? Where were the crocodile tears when the billions slated for infrastructure were shipped to off shore accounts? What makes this latest scandal so damning that the hundreds of billions lost in the Eurobond quandary didn’t have?
Are Jubilants telling us that they just found out that the state of our health institutions are wanting? Tough luck trying to convince any objective Kenyan that this new-found sense of patriotism is legitimate when you have spent four years defending the most corrupt government in the history of Kenya.
You can’t claim to be on the side of the patients while you have spent four years issuing blank cheques to an administration that has given corruption an ID card! We don’t believe you. Try Mars or Jupiter.