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Opinion: Jaguar MP bite over more than he can chew!

“The other day we saw Matiang’i claiming he had only deported six Chinese nationals yet we have hundreds in here. We are giving the government 24-hour ultimatum to deport them failure to which I will lead the locals in storming their shops and ejecting them. We are not talking about six Chinese nationals. We are talking of hundreds of foreigners who work here (Kenya). I give the government 24 hours to evict these foreigners lest I, being a representative of this area, go into their shops, beat them and send them all the way to the airport” (Charles Njagua Kanyi MP in a viral video on the 25.06.2019)

The singer turned MP, Charles Njagua Kanyi MP aka Jaguar stated these words yesterday. Not as a clever wordsmith nor a brilliant politician, this is just cheap gimmicks to win the hopeful of the Republic. The sort of populist approach that will gain in the short term, but hurt in the long run.

If Jaguar MP thought this was wise, well, it wasn’t, first the Tanzanian representatives and ambassadors reacted, the government had to dismiss it in a statement and government spokesman Cyrus Oguna had to come out denouncing the whole thing. There are no victor here, except for the ones who gets hope out of these utterings.

There is nothing good coming out of this, neither for Kenya, for Jaguar MP or for the East African Community. The MP is only putting more fire into dry grass and hoping it doesn’t burn the whole savannah. Certainly, the aftermath is not going according to schedule. I don’t know if the Jaguar MP thought this was winning formula. How to get new comrades and get new followers in the midst of turmoil and lack of positive legislations. However, his shown ignorance and lack of courtesy.

The MP could have found other ways to address unemployment, as the state is the ones that opens the borders, wants free-trade and wants to expand. It is the result of years of trade and transfer of goods, that leads to this. The troubles he was addressing.

That Jaguar MP got arrested today on the steps of Parliament. Shows more the disgression of the state, that they are trying to cover the issues and also show loyalty to foreign partners like the Chinese. However, that might not win them many favours by the unemployed in Nairobi, but the elite of Nairobi. That is who they represent anyway.

Alas, here is the real dilemma, the way Jaguar MP addressed this wasn’t right, he uses a narrative, very common all-over the world. Nevertheless, it doesn’t make it right. The state isn’t right with arresting him either, it just amplifies what he says to some parts of society. What is needed to address the lack of safety-net and work for several parts of society, while the foreign importers makes jobs for themselves and their kin. This is a common a practice, but becomes more hostile, when the locals cannot eat of the spoils. That is what Jaguar MP is casting his net and hoping to gain popularity from, by the bias and by that crowd of people.

This is nothing new, it is ancient on the political scene. Its been used and steadily being used by politicians all-over the globe. That doesn’t make it right, but they do and they get voters by doing so. We could laugh or condemn it, but then we give him power. We give resonance to his ideas and his belief, that deportations and xenophobia is the way to go. Instead of showing the true reality. That if there is no movement of goods, people and trade, there will be no development too. Than, the ones you wish to get hired and get these jobs in the shops will not exists, because there are no products to trade. That is the irony in it. Isn’t it?

Jaguar MP might not get it or understand it, he has most likely never considered it. Just like the one of the biggest trade is because of movement in Kenya. Tourism is key to many and hires a lot of people in various sectors of society. I wonder if these foreigners are a problem to Jaguar MP or if they are dandy?

Well, that is a discussion for another day. Jaguar MP and his fellow men better think straight. They not making the Republic nor Kenya greater by this, only making it for the one-track minded. This will not make it better for him, unless there is a lot undying support for this. Which would seem strange, as it is not a sign of strength deporting people. That is a sign of weakness and also of lack of tolerance. Something that no one wins anything by doing. Peace.

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Opinion: DP Ruto’s self-obsession comes to the headlines!

Well, the recent aftermath of the DCI Kinoti and the supposed death threats, the plot to overthrow the campaign for 2021 of Deputy President William Ruto. Only shows the world, one thing, and one thing only. That the DP Ruto is self-obsessed to a point of no return.

The juggernaut, the Cheech to the Chong, the one half of the dynamic duo of the Jubilee. Ruto. Surely knows this, but acts a loof, acts like he doesn’t mind, but surely someone cooked this report, this letter and got the authorities to question for Cabinet Secretaries and whatever amounts of MPs.

This is an acts of self-obsessions, which haven’t been seen in a while. That the DP likes to see himself as the rising star, the one and only, the upcoming boss of the Republic. Well, we have figured that out. It is not like Musalia Mudavadi or Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka seems like viable characters to take up the mantle after Uhuru. No, not even Raila Odinga, he just have to be second fiddle, that is what his dynasty does best. Being second.

Now, DP wants to do like Arap Moi, he wants to take the mantle and come out with force. He wants to go from hustler to President. He doesn’t want to dole out monies at church functions for life, he wants power and at every cost. That is why he made up this case. Made up the allegations and thought it could peddle some sympathy for cause.

However, it has backfired. He took a shot. He shot, but missed the target. He didn’t hire goons who could aim or even make it believable, just like the Hollywood movie script of the hours upon hours end at his home during Fresh Presidential Elections season. When suddenly a cross-breed of Rambo and the Terminator passed by and made the Police Force silent for hours.

Well, Ruto thought we forgot that trick, this was yet another one and it failed too. Looking like a smock and sounding a cock. Well, we couldn’t expect greatness from someone looting, thieving and eating in office, could we. Alas, we couldn’t expect that, because then he would actually have built stadiums, proper ICT research institutions, given free laptops and whatnot of promises done within two campaigns. Which by all account is amounting to hot air.

We can all just look idly by and act like nothing. This is spin, nonsense and lies, the ever growing industry of deception from the state and true to its form. We can act like it means nothing, but it was done for a purporse, a rouse and a trick. The trick wanted something out of it. Sympathy. Care and even some check if people cared for his life.

Well, the only thing we are seeing is a bunch of headlines, mind-boggling nonsense and a routine of hogwash sprinting quicker than a marathon runner. Nevertheless, life must move on.

DP Ruto will figure out another scheme tomorrow. Wonder who will do the ground work then? Surely, not the same brother of this one. He got caught and it looks ugly. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni shoots himself in the foot at the Beijing Summit 2019!

“Then, finally, for a long time, there was the problem of suppressing democracy, which created unaccountable regimes. This problem has been addressed almost everywhere, although we need to continue refining the quality. The good thing is that many African leaders are now aware of this multi-dimensional challenge to Africa’s growth and transformation, unlike in the past when some of the actors would only emphasize one dimension such as education and forget all the others.  When you are aware of a problem, then you cannot fail to solve it” – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the Beijing Summit (25.06.2019).

Sometimes, you wonder if these heads of state does it deliberate or if they think the world is stupid. We know that these Executives, these Commanders in Chief and the Presidents of our time has enough yes men to fill in several of sports teams. Still, these “yes men” are not able to iron out the inefficiencies and the wrongs in the speeches of their master. Today is the proof, is of President Museveni, who has shot himself in the foot.

He is running an unaccountable regime, who has no issues with torturing MPs, arrest dissidents or charge them with treason. It has no trouble with arresting and detaining Dr. Stella Nyanzi for over 230 days now for insulting the leopard’s anus. That is just the way things is.

The Problem With MUSEVENI at this point, he knows all the problems, but fails to solve them. Because, if he did, it would mean he had to retire and the whole system need an overhaul of epic proportions. Something, Mr Sunday doesn’t want to happen, because he wants to eat and he wants to ensure that his loyal cronies eats too. That is just the way things are.

At this point of time, in 2019, as he states the problem of suppressing democracy, as his own republic are supressing dissidents, opposition and the ones counting his regime. He is one-dimensional himself. He had a ten-point program, Vision 2020 and Vision 2040, which all are fine on paper, but never have the capacity to actually achieve any of them. That, because of how the state operates from the State House and beyond. This is common knowledge.

Still, the President salutes that the leaders of the continent knows the problems of the past. Something, even this President proclaimed in 1992 “What is Africa’s Problem?” and for some reason left it on the bookshelf, never to open again.  That is why he hasn’t solved the issues in that book in his own republic even.

That is why its rich today, to read his speech in Beijing, as he is on a another journey for more debt and loans for most likely dubious infrastructure projects, where he will have Chinese contractors, Chinese workers on Chinese loans to fix local bottlenecks in Uganda. Because, that is the development of the day, with some kickbacks to his personal staff and accounts. Since, that is how you raise funds in these troublesome times.

Maybe, he should if he even would listen to his own wisdom sometimes. Actually solve the problems and not only feeds the cronies, which he is preoccupied with doing of late. Since, that keeps him in power, but doesn’t develop the Republic. Peace.

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