By Phil W
The so-called TONONOKA DECLARATION – The Making of A Constitutional Democratic Republic – by Senator Hassan Omar Sarai is a concoction of half-truths, empty self-praise and devoid of practical logic.
Senator Omar claims, rather naively, that WDM will upon its election to govt form a 50-50 administration with respect to gender inclusivity. Before Wiper claims what it will do when it forms government, can it show what it has done while in opposition? Has Wiper as a political party itself complied with gender balance requirements of the constitution within its NEC or national office?
The ODM has been all alone in its pursuit of issues that affect Kenyans including a case in point when it disrupted Uhuru’s state of the nation address during a joint sitting of the legislature. Not a single Wiper MP or Senator stood up to protest in solidarity with ODM counterparts. Yet today Sarai wants to lie to world about how Wiper intends to fight for social justice and confront corruption cartels. Its hot air!
What parameters does Hassan use when he declares that Kalonzo Muyoka is the best placed presidential candidate to secure victory in the 2017 general elections and lead the nation through the path of transformation? What has Kalonzo done that Raila or Wetangula has not done? Does Kalonzo have a compelling reform history, has he published a compelling vision, does he significant legislative or leadership record? These are the issues Kenyans want to introspect and not the empty threats and partisan heckling as seen at Tononoka on Sunday.