By Chris Maina
He was a presidential candidate, he was influential BUT he got mixed up by mama Wambui and Jimmy to support a perpetual political brainlessÂ Musalia Mudavadi.
Eugene Wamalwa joined Mudavadi campaign, they campaigned ‘all over Kenya’ from Busia to Vihiga, from Bungoma to Kakamega, from Hamisi to Sabatia, it was a tough campaign. Yes they were wasted!
After helpingÂ screw a few Raila votes in Western Kenya, Eugene was promised to be the next Kenya’s envoy to USA but that had to go to Mt Kenya, he was promised a cabinet secretary post and ooh….that too he could not get. So, now the boy is broke and the master knows!
Eugene was minister for constitutional affairs and was responsible for some statutes whose intention and reasoning was not in line with that of the drafters of the 2010 constitution, the PNU regime even planted a checkmate (Tony Gachoka) in his ministry to ensure that all went as per the script.
Just before he was appointed into the cabinet by Kibaki, Â livid neighbours ‘leaked’ out that he had been ejected out of his residence in Kileleshwa for failure to meet rental obligations. He however paid up the bills after giving a curtain raiser speech during the TNA launch. . .the soundbites which Uhuru used during the campaigns till he got in to power, despite ‘falling out’ with Eugene who went the ‘madimoni’ way.
So, William Bill Ruto, being a forgiving hustler has arranged to have Eugene appointed Chairman of Kenya Seed Company, but that is after recently thoroughly lecturing Luhya voters of their penchant to vote as headless chicken. Good thing is, Eugene will now be in charge of distributing the seeds (and fertilizer) to the farmers of the rift and elsewhere in the valley.
Well, the source is very reliable, Eugene will be gazetted this week as the Chairman of Kenya Seed Company. Lets wait and see! wish him the best.