By Omwana Singerera
Today I want to talk about this boy called Joash Maangi and his opposition towards the Kisii spokesperson hon Simba Arati. To begin with, Maangi is not only unattractive, but also one of the greatest fools ever birthed by a Kisii woman. If leaders should speak, Maangi should not be anywhere near them.
The fact that he was chosen by governor Ongwae to be his number two, does not automatically make him a good leader. Maangi might not know but someone should tell him that he is one of the least respected individuals or in simple words, the most hated man at the helm of Kisii leadership.
You see, in Zimbabwe, there is a contest for the ugliest man. If the same is held in Gusiiland, Maangi will definitely win. If Maangi had the brains but lacked physical beauty, he’d be exonerated. Unfortunately, he lacks both.
I want to tell Maangi that it pays to be timid at a time like this. The holy book is right: the meek shall inherit the earth. When those who are building war chests confront one another – and then annihilate one another – the meek shall emerge from their cocoons and occupy what is left of the earth. Another proverb puts it this way: “The bravest soldier is the one that saved his life.”
The greatest Blunder Maangi did was to oppose and ridicule hon Simba Arati’s coronation as Kisii spokesperson during the founding of the new Catholic Parish at Marani Sub County where hon Simba was a guest. To confirm that he is idiotic, despite that people booed him for trying to traduce hon Arati, he never learnt. We I him, I would take a cleverly swipe and digress from the topic.
Maangi has never been elected as an individual. Arati has sought the people’s mandate and has been elected twice in Nairobi City. Currently, he is serving his second term as Member of Parliament for Dagoretti North. Clearly, you cannot match the two.
Sometimes I wonder, is this the same man who was fighting his boss governor Ongwae before election, ran away from ODM and sought refuge in Jubilee but upon realizing he was perishing politically, summoned the temerity, went back without shame and still wanted to deputize Ongwae?
I want to tell Maangi that if he wants peace, let him not touch the person of Kisii spokesperson hon Simba Arati. By so doing, he’ll be inviting trouble from Omogusii community who already love Simba.
The office of the spokesperson has been vacant all along and no one has ever claimed it. Why hasn’t Maangi ever claimed it or crown whoever he feels like is eligible to hold it? Still, if he thinks people don’t love hon Arati, let him organize for his coronation ceremony and crown whoever he feels is eligible to hold it.
Hon Arati has never said he wants to be Kisii governor come 2022. As a matter of fact, it is the people who have endorsed him. Why is Maangi bitter about it yet he knows supposedly he vies, he can only become number last? Sincerely can Maangi compete Arati in a contest?
If Kisii County has failed in some areas, it is not because of governor Ongwae, but because of his Deputy Joash Maangi. Maangi has eaten the people’s money until his shape has turned out to be like that of a pot or drum. He now has a bigger stomach compared to that of his boss the governor. When the two are together, you will be forgiven to think he is the boss and governor Ongwae is his junior. His neck has excessively swollen to an extent that you cannot differentiate the head, back and buttocks. You see, even governor Ongwae is a good man because even after Judas betrayed him, he still forgave and accepted the same Judas back as his deputy.
My advice to Maangi, please concentrate on your health. If you continue swelling like this, it will be hazardous to your health because when news reaches you in 2022 that Arati has been elected Governor for Kisii County, you might die of heart attack.
Bwana Maangi, if you want a peace, leave hon Simba Arati Alone. He is the chosen one and there is nothing you can do to change it, let alone the fake elders you suspectedly sponsor to try and deconstruct his person. Like the Holy Book says, if you maintain the meekness, you might earn some respect from Omogusii community going forward. If you do so, people will forgive you and as our ancestors used to say in that regard “Omwana mainyiamba Nyuma Chiabachana”
Who knows, if you behave yourself henceforth, Kisii governor H.E Simba Arati might remember you in his kingdom or even support your candidature in case you elect give it a stab and run for Member of Parliament. With his backing as spokesperson – because obviously his side will be the winning team – you will definitely bag the seat and take your stupidity to parliament. If you choose to fight our spokesman, we shall deal with you to the best end. And whoever does so, we will make sure he will never have peace goingforward.