By Hon Jim Bonnie
The post (read it HERE) by Wafula Buke must not go unchallenged lest the public take it for the Gospel truth taking into consideration that Buke occupies the hallowed position of Director of Political Affairs in ODM.
On the post, Buke opines that, “Learn from baba!! we won our first election 2007 because we had so much energy and information from the enemy camp (franklin bet, sally kosgey etc.”
He further rants,” Museveni commandeered the first take over by a guerrilla movement in 1986 because he had the benefit of having been in the Obote administration and many defectors from the Obote army such as the FERA boss brig. Odongo.”
Then he climaxed his mischief in the last para where he says, “Gacoka is a political windfall more useful to us than a number of us courtesy of his reach. Baba is greater than you imagine. Euro bond infor? NYS deals? No sycophancy people. expect more of the same”.
The post has serious fundamental factual and logical errors which I now want to debunk confining my arguments to the matter therein.
I agree with Buke though that we won our first election in 2007. This is indisputable unless you’re a fool. But I disagree with him on the reasons why we won. Buke credits this win partly to having Franklin Bett, and Sally Kosgey as spymasters.
No! Buke. Sally never came from Kibaki camp. Remember the humiliation she faced from Narc administration after Kibaki won in 2002. It was therefore impossible that she brought with her valuable Intel from Kibaki camp which she never was part of in the first place. This applies to Bett.
I will avoid talking about Museveni and what made him overthrow Obote’s regime because 2017 is not a guerilla contest neither is it a battle of guns. Furthermore, Museveni is a buffoonish dictator who should only feature in debates involving bad leadership. So, I avoid Buke’s second para like plague. As to why he had to bring Museveni into this debate, he will have to tell us one day.
This brings me to the last para of his fishing expedition. He claims that Gachoka is a political windfall. Haha what a joke told in a funny way? I don’t think so. Gachoka might as well have been sent by the Kikuyu establishment in jubilee to come and spy on us. Buke has no facts to disqualify this possibility.
But Buke is a very deceptive and cunning politician. He introduces a “scare-me-off” line which reads, “Baba is greater than you imagine!” Buke skilfully uses this line to scare you from interrogating his deceptions since doing this would be akin to opposing Jakom, something most Raila Odinga supporters revere doing.
And to keep you totally confused and shut, Buke ends his last para by introducing Eurobond, NYS; all meant to excite you and silence you forever from grilling the lies Buke peddled in his post. But that is not all. To give his intellectually dishonest post a lifeline and political credence (which it lacks), Buke, in his last sentence says, “Expect more of the same”.
This is a defeatist blow on the psychology of the readers meant to offer false hope and keep them in the feel good mood that all shall be well after all. This line is mostly employed when you know you’ve lied but you don’t want readers to question you either now or if the same actions are repeated in future.
My readers can give their verdict.
Opus Dei Wuod Hellena JPT