By Jackson Omondi
Political seasons require preparation and realignments. These are the times when incumbents running for reelection tend to retool their political operations and streamline their political architecture. Most importantly, these are the times when key personnel changes are made in order to maximize productivity by way of leveraging in personnel talent.
And so in keeping with that tradition, Statehouse political strategists made some changes in their press shop, but in vintage Jubilee fashion, they had to sensationalize it for political mileage. Media houses had to receive presidential communiqués to drive their point home. And when the news hit the airwaves, Jubilee image makers made their kill as unsuspecting listeners ate it all up and gloated over the ‘firings’.
But are they going to be jobless as alleged? The answer is a simple NO, because to understand their terms of employment, one has to look at how they got those jobs in the first place. These individuals got to the corridors of power by working behind the scenes. They were the unseen bloggers, propaganda peddlers and rapid response operatives who kept the CORD campaign on defense throughout the entire campaign season.
It was therefore an act of loyalty to assemble them in the nucleus of power and hand them prestigious titles complete with higher civil service Job groups so that they can keep on eating even while being considered ‘persona non grata’ at Statehouse.
That they flunked in their duties while ‘in office’ is an indisputable fact, heck, they were not hired to disseminate government’s policy positions, they were hired as a reciprocation to loyalty and to earn fat checks. With that in mind, all the incoherent official responses that came from them can be excused.
They are now free to go and do what they do best and while at it, continue to earn fat paychecks courtesy of the taxpayers.