BY: Isaack Nyakundi
This is perhaps the least one could have expected an MP aspirant from Central Province to say as Kenya went up in flames, then ECK chairman Samwel Kivuitu had defied majority wishes and declared Kibaki the winner of the 2007.
On 30th December 2007,Â the flamboyant Juja MP hon. William Kabogo made bold revelations regarding the alleged voter rigging in Juja constituency. He accused individuals around president Kibaki for mulpracticeÂ and went on to confirm that it could not have been possible for Kibaki to have garnered the votes that were announced at the national tallying centre (KICC). Kabogo’s claims effectively confirmed massive rigging in Juja constituency. Here is the interview that hon. Kabogo should be proud of!
They say the wildebeest has a one minute memory, would it be wrong to conclude the same about our people? If my human memory serves me correctly, in the absurd calculus of Kenyan Politics that hypocritically proclaimed a ‘free and fair elections’ in 2007.
This is a harsh reminder to the ODM team, given that Kibaki is still even frustrating then winner to-date. Such facts serves to strengthen the resolve of the majority of Kenyans that in 2013 we should ensure that Kibaki does not succeed himself through a TNA, UDF or any of his projects.
The memories of the 30th December 2007 when Kibaki was sworn in at night a complete contrast of the colourful 2002 witnessed by millions of Kenyans and captured live on international media.
Lest we forget since for some reason Kenyans tend to suffer from the Wildebeest memory disease, in the clip above, Kabogoâ€™s confirmation that the elections were flawed is a harsh reminder that no tribe can elect a president without votes of other Kenyans. The losses that ensured both of lives and property is a testimony that we need a free and fair election, manipulating tribes and Kibaki’s continued invention of projects to succeed his regime is retrogressive and does not promote nationalism.