By Sospeter Maragua
There are rumours doing rounds that VP Kalonzo Musyoka is next on the chopping board after DP Ruto in a clandestine move to offer President Uhuru a political lifeline as his 2nd and final term comes to an end with nothing to show for the 10 years.
Uhuru will go down as the president who enjoyed super powers but instead presided the most shamelessly corrupt regime that destroyed all gains made by the Kibaki/Raila regime and pushed Kenyan to a dangerous economic cliff. The country is on the red when it comes to public debt levels and economic growth are best on paper as millions slide to extreme poverty and international companies cut operations in Kenya relocating to other countries.
That the move to weaken Kalonzo and give Uhuru a competitive edge was clearly outlined albeit discreetly when Mt Kenya controlled media misrepresented facts by wrongly reporting that Kalonzo had asked for extension of Uhuru’s term. Kalonzo just reiterated what Orengo and the rest of the ODM cast has been suggesting that they would be open to an Uhuru premiership. But since it’s Kalonzo who said it, and because we want to sustain the narrative of portraying him as this as-slicker, who is Kanu baba na Mama then we tweak it just a little bit.
Since 2013, Kalonzo has remained a principled-leader whose steadfastness and sacrifices ensured that Raila’s opposition remained steadfast. He could have done a handshake before 2017 if he wanted, but never did. Plus he hasn’t amassed as much wealth for himself, while he was in strategic position to do so.
Folks like Moses Kuria and Murkomen are probably richer now than Kalonzo is after just 5 yrs in politics & govt compared to Kalonzo’s 30. He is among the least corrupt and God fearing that we have in the system, can’t we be grateful for that?