By CA Luanda Magere
Jubilee is the natural home of idiots. On that we’ve never had any doubt.
But now we learn that they take rejection so personally. Typical small men.
You throw your hat into the ring to seduce this girl called Malindi. You find one alpha male called Hassan Joho is seducing her too. He has looks, style and a deep pocket. You decide since you have no looks and no style (two things money can’t buy anyway) you will unleash ten times Joho’s money on lady Malindi. The lady chooses Joho because she can clearly read through your fraud and fake little butts.
And then you get angry. Typical small men.
You enter the season of “revoke”. Revoke his firearm licence. Recall his guards. Revoke something or the other. For a moment there, we thought you would revoke his good looks. Revoke his oxygen. Heck, even “undevolve” Mombasa!
WHY Joho is a HEADACHE
One of the reasons I think Joho bothers the tribal hegemony is that he doesn’t fit the typical profile of a rebel. He is not one of those annoying njaruos, he has money, he is a Coastal (who the hegemony expects to be timid and naive). But marginalization and persecution usually create lions. There was Raila Odinga. Now there is Raila Odinga and Hassan Joho. Pilot and copilot. Boeing 2017. Starting now. And the small men can’t believe it.
Governor Joho is seen by many as a leading Muslim luminary who is slowly and steadily gaining momentum not only at the Coast but among Muslims country wide- the Somali community that rallied behind Jubilee in 2013 has since shifted allegiance to CORD mainly due to persecution of Muslims in the war against terror- remember the Kasarani camp that was set up for Somali depotees?
Jubilee Minority leader Hon Duale has failed to consolidate the crucial Muslim vote, he is busy following DP Ruto chasing deals abandoning his home base-the Northern Frontier region, Statehouse operatives know that he is not only shallow and hollow of ideas but also on the ground and thus about 1.2 million Muslim votes are for Raila for taking.
In this revokemania, the small men have succeeded in rallying the masses behind the newest big man in town. Hassan Ali Joho. And you can’t revoke our admiration for him, you small men!
Size does really matter.
William Ruto built his career in 2013 around fake sympathy for Mau evictees, raising for them money that is yet to be seen. He also campaigned around fictitious enemies who fixed him at the ICC who are yet to feature as case moves to a close. Allow Joho build his case around real marginalisation of the Coast, stigmatization of communities in the name of fighting terror and loyalty to the party that Ruto abandoned; ODM.
Let the kite perch and let the eagle perch too. If one says no to other, let his wing break.