By Luyali Alumasa
I would rather have Robert Mugabe forÂ 100 years as president than MudavadiÂ for a minute. This man has been inÂ places of favour and power for yearsÂ butÂ there is totally nothing to show for itÂ other than his chubby cheeks andÂ luxurious belly.
He is a â€˜VampireÂ Politicianâ€™ who cannot be trusted withÂ taking care of any neck be it that of a
hen or a Luhya.
He feeds on the bloodÂ ofÂ opportunity to sustain his relevance inÂ politics. He acts naive just as a
centipedeÂ acts dead but he is lethal andÂ dangerous.
Long before you noticeÂ there will teeth marks on your neckÂ andÂ you will be down and dead for blood
For a man who someone had to dieÂ forÂ him to enter into politics it is obviousÂ that his trail is full of darkness.
HisÂ fatherÂ had to die for him to get theÂ opportunityÂ to enter into politics and since then he
has witnessed the destruction of manyÂ as he remained silent and praisedÂ thoseÂ who stood in the way of democracyÂ andÂ economic empowerment.
You cannot attribute anything good toÂ Musalia. His name cannot be inscribedÂ on the same plague as those of MartinÂ Shikuku, Kijana Wamalwa and MasindeÂ Muliro.
It would be a political sin toÂ evenÂ imagine having a monument of him inÂ the center of Luhya land and if such aÂ sinÂ is committed then his statue will haveÂ him holding a panga against the necksÂ of those who stand for a better life forÂ the people of Western.
A selfish and self centred politician,Â Musalia has only managed to keep hisÂ businesses afloat through his years inÂ politics.
He has remained adrift when itÂ comes to development issues thatÂ involve the whole community.
Whenever he stands up it is notÂ becauseÂ of his people but his future.
It isÂ rumoured that his difference withÂ people like Jirongo began way back inÂ 1992 when he convinced Moi not toÂ listen to Jirongo who had proposedÂ thatÂ the government employs 3000 people
from Luhya land as a reward for theÂ support Moi got in 1992.
MudavadiÂ thought this would mean JirongoÂ becomes the King of Luhyaland.Â JirongoÂ ended up being snubbed whileÂ Mudavadi began his business empire.
In 2002 while Kenya yearned forÂ change from Kanu, Mudavadi saw anÂ opportunity of becoming Vice PresidentÂ for 40 days. These were like theÂ proverbial 40 days of a thief and heÂ wasÂ caught and swept by the tide of changeÂ to the shows of political oblivion.
WhileÂ he was perishing he saw Raila andÂ knowing Raila to be soft at heart andÂ sympathetic, he took the opportunityÂ toÂ cry out for help. Raila saw him as aÂ prodigal son but Mudavadi had betterÂ ideas.
He had come home to steal andÂ leave.
Since he cannot be associatedÂ with good and clean things, going backÂ to the pigs was better for him.
I have dared his supporters to stand inÂ any town in Western and show me aÂ kiosk, cattle dip, kindergarten orÂ anything that Mudavadi has donated toÂ the people all these years.
All you hearÂ are stories of how he influenced theÂ sacking of his own people or workedÂ with evil forces to halt developmentÂ projects in Kakamega , Bungoma, BusiaÂ etc
As the Bungoma senatorial electionÂ approaches, Mudavadi sees anÂ opportunity to sip the Luhya blood andÂ feed his masters. He sees it as anÂ opportunity to bargain for his businessÂ empire to receive political favours.
HeÂ sees it as an opportunity to claim forÂ hisÂ reward for playing the â€˜spoilerâ€™ in theÂ March Elections.
He does not care about the poor roadsÂ inÂ Bungoma, the unemployment, theÂ insecurity, and the inadequate schools.
All he wants are the necks of the Bungomans.
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