By Hon. Jim Bonnie
When Mr. Kenyatta invited cord generals Hon. Raila Odinga and Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka to state house after their “victory”, he wasn’t sure the cord principals would honor his invitation.
The principals attended against the advice of their aides. This was in the interest of peace and unity of Kenyans who were and are still divided. The Uhuruto duo celebrated Raila’s presence more than their ‘win’. It was evident in his mood and the publicity the visit received. There was also something fishy with his uncontrolled laughter.
This meeting had more than meets the eye. While many people viewed it as a bonding mission well intentioned, there was the devil in it. For a man who has given two presidents sleepless nights in their tenure, Uhuru knew well what to do to the enemy. He then let the cat out of the bag for Raila.
He vowed to fast track Raila’s retirements benefits, boost his security and appoint him his internationalÂ “errand boy”. All these were guaranteed as long as Raila opted out of politics.
Raila made it clear that his was a bonding mission but not a forum to discuss his political future. I bet the duo nearly wet their pants.
Analyzing Uhurus offer, they are malicious indeed. I have always viewed and still view Uhuru as a tyrant. In his offer, he assumes some ownership of Raila’s political lifeline. As if he is controlling it with some remote control. Only insanity and or addiction to something lethal can force someone to think in this line.
Raila has made it clear both in private and in public that he is not ready to work with the indictees. You can not mix charcoal and cotton wool then expect your cotton wool to maintain its pure white colour. Uhuru was irritated by Raila’s refusal to toe the line for obvious reasons.
But why is Uhuru and jubilee hooligans interested in retirement from politics? Is there any gain they attach to this? Well, come with me.
Uhuruto duo know very well that the only impediment to them rulling untill death do us apart is Hon. Raila Odinga. They feel guilty because if and when Raila pulls the trigger, they will automatically fall victims. They are ready to sacrifice everything including and not limited to dinning with the devil.
With Raila’s politics still alive and kicking, Uhuruto are like prison inmates and state house is the prison. They always sleep with their ears “outside” and their eyes half closed to trail Raila’s movements within and without our borders. Adolf Hitler did this during world war II.
That is why they have resorted to threats, intimidation and chest thumping so as to achieve their goals. I am irked with the way they toy around with Raila retirement benefits and using it as a weapon.
You are not doing any favor. His long service to Kenya qualifies him to get the benefits. Let Jubilee imbeciles know this.
Raila’s name is now synonimous with politics. Infact, you can comfortably replace the word politics with Raila’s name whenever you encounter it. Therefore, jubilee and the indicted digital duo accused of rape and manslaughter are playing a loosing game. That will never happen.
People made Raila and he is the people. He is serving his them which is evident in cord counties. He is positioning himself well for the next election before or after the five years. Whichever comes first. So stop wasting time. Concentrate on the “elephant in the house”.
No amount of threats, coercion or buffooning will make him quit. You can not cut “Ng’ou” tree with a razor blade.
I know it is activating some worms in your stomach but i have to bring this statement up again, Raila will not retire, he is the peoples president. You are just a tenant at state house but not in our minds and hearts. So, stop bribing him to leave politics. It is not possible, atleast not in the near future. Ok?
(Hon. Jim Bonnie is a plorific writer and a political strategist)