It is proof with the support of One Shilling One Person, the motion made by the Commission on Revenue Allocation Formula for funding of the Counties in the Republic, which was voted in today. Today, President Uhuru Kenyatta knows who has bought for little. This being Raila Odinga and his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and his Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM).
We are now seeing how easily the President can get his way. Why? Well, the President doesn’t have a real opposition. Maybe after the next election there might be some. However, right now, he can pound the people and make them sing. They will dance to the tune of the President and his will.
Odinga is doing this for one reason: BBI.
All things goes back to prestige of a non-starter project with no proof or not actual needs in the Republic. It is the sort of phantom of the Opera and awaiting dancing in the dark. That he goes against his own governors in Coast and Northern parts of the Republic.
It is easy to see this is giving more funds tot he Central Region Counties. This is benefiting Mount Kenya and the populated areas. This is not helping the regions who has been lagging behind. It will ensure the devolution agenda fails. Yes, there are harder to get proof of spending in the counties, but now they have lesser ability to develop or even make a difference. Since, it will only benefit the counties who has the most people.
Turkana county will be hurt by this. That is easy to see, while other ones will suddenly have the feeling of printing money. While others suddenly having quickly emptied after the vote. The corrupt officials will steal, if it is more there or less. However, if you fill the funds of the other counties. There should be expectations that others will have more and they indulge in that wealth. While the others have to use scraps to develop and run their counties.
Remember that all of this was done to save useless and hopeless BBI. This is counter intuitive of the devolution. As Constitution of 2010 and other legislation has been to help the marginalized. However, the third revenue allocation formula is going against that.
Still, the BBI is alive, the devolution betrayed and the marginalized thrown to the wind. They have their own luck, because the ones in power doesn’t care. The Counties are left behind and they will be further left behind by this.
There is no winners here, except for the allies of the President and his associates. The state is supposed to redistribute wealth. Instead, they letting the rich be richer, and the poor getting poorer. That is surely how this is ending and the betrayal is clear.
All done for the simplest of reasons … to save grace of the grand prestige of BBI. That is the cost of this. All for a mushy handshake and done in a manner, which are leaving people behind.
BBI is clearly worth trading anything for. I am sure the ODM can sell snake-oil for it. Even when there is no proof of what it does and delivers. Except for giving checks and envelopes to keep Odinga and allies preoccupied.
That is why he could sell the marginalized counties on the alter of the BBI. That is the reality. Peace.
The Building Bridge Initiative for National Unity Task Force, who has gotten appointed twice and made the opposition party Orange Democratic Movement semi-governmental party and in alliance with the President. Kenyatta and Odinga made peace with the handshake. They bought time, especially the President bought time. He has secured to disfranchise all opposition and destroy NASA.
Kenyatta won first the legitimacy buy trading some titles and shillings the way of Odinga. Just giving him a sort of semi-government agency and task-force. Which is neither mandated nor within the Big Four Programme. However, it is a political buyout and it has paid off.
Kenyatta have had the opportunity to purge on the ones whose not been real. He has impeached and gotten rid of disloyal within own ranks. He has resolved the ones who are there for the Deputy President and put in his own people in the same roles. The Tanga Tanga part of Jubilee have become more an opposition, than the supposed opposition parties itself.
The ODM could have done the same as KANU. Just signed a coalition deal, which it sort of did with the BBI. The BBI was a very cheap deal for the President. He have given small tokens and carrots. Promises of empty pledges, but getting everything his way. Because, Odinga will not dissolve this and loose the BBI. That is his baby, even if it never grows old.
Odinga cannot loose BBI now. His synonymous with it after leaving Canaan behind. Raila aka Baba decided to do so for own personal gains. It is not like the BBI Report have delivered anything. Not like any or the BBI rallies have served the public and not like the ODM have touched the IEBC.
No, Odinga is not winning and his only a bargain chip politically. He sold his charisma and his stances for the BBI. Kenyatta have both Moi, Kalonzo and Odinga in his pocket. Secondly, his weakening the Tanga Tanga and Ruto along the way. It is just like all pieces of the puzzle is just buzzing around and wondering what is the next move of Uhuru.
Uhuru is allowed to do everything. He gives small pieces of silver and gets gold. He did a handshake and bought himself all the time in the world. Odinga got a became a sort of high ranking official, but really his not. Because, if his not loyal to the President. He might just disband the BBI and then his totally lost.
He then got a minority in the Parliament and in the Counties. The man doesn’t have the power or the reach. Baba is supposed to be so smart, but with BBI have been played. His neither here nor there. He will not win and it is just a matter of fact at this point. Odinga will not say that, neither will his party. However, everyone with a working mind will see that.
This was all just a winning stroke of the pen for the President. He gave, little to nothing and gave himself time. No real opposition, paid of the ones kicking and screaming. Got rid of the ones who could make him look weak or questioned in Parliament. Even ensure the ODM would play ball to save their prestige. Clearly, that is working and time for 2022 is ticking.
ODM and KANU are in the same battle, they are both in coalition with Kenyatta. They are both the same sort of entangled twin. While ODM is supposed to be opposition, KANU is a government party. While Kalonzo tags along and the saga continues.
The only winner here is Uhuru. He got everyone for bargains, while he can do his schemes without any issues. Lives moves on and the power corrupts. Nothing new under the sun, only more ways for the President to get everyone dancing to his tune. Peace.
If you don’t know, now you know. It is now proven again that Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the former NASA Co-Principal Leader and Wiper Democratic Movement leader are no in co-operation with the Jubilee Party and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
That is not shocking, as he was already aligned from the moment he accepted the Special Envoy to South Sudan. From that moment you knew he was going away from being opposition and into the chambers of power. He does it all on selfish gains.
Kalonzo has changed homes before to get ahead. That he would do this again isn’t new. That is in his character. That is why his a lackey. His the perfect lackey. The sort of man that will profess loyalty, speak honourably about His Excellency and all of their projects.
Just like he switched from KANU, Liberal Democratic Party, NARC Coalition, Orange Democratic Movement, also CORD and NASA Coalitions. This man has jumped ship and done so for personal gains so many times. That this cooperation deal now follows a clear pattern for Kalonzo.
Kalonzo just needs a safe-haven, a place of refuge and security. He will speak of all the gospels and tales of fortune. Kalonzo will preach and be a holy man for the cause. A useful tool for the operation. Kenyatta got a man who will profess all loyalty and be there for him.
That’s why his a lackey. A hard-working lackey.
Kalonzo is now a man of the Jubilee, a man of the party and a voice of the government. His not an opposition. Even if he claims his still part of NASA. While he has signed a deal with Jubilee. You cannot make this up. That is how bonkers things are. Just like the handshake have made Raila Odinga a pseudo-governmental-official too. They are both compromised and eating on the plate of the state.
Kalonzo is just the one getting traded for bargaining chips, while Odinga gets the big-budget. Odinga butchered the NASA with his handshake, we all saw that, but now we see what it does to Kalonzo too.
Kenyatta is able to get everyone under his wings and steer the future at his call. Sign agreements, coalitions and ensure everyone is loyal to Jubilee.
It is all simple trade-offs. The ones getting the least is Kalonzo. However, he don’t mind. His only a lackey anyway. Peace.
Moses Wetangula, the tenure of Party Leader in the Forum for Restoration of Democracy – Kenya (FORD-Kenya) is now over. After ten years in-charge, the gazette today is now making it official. Even after the outcry and battle cry for his restoration of the role in the end of May 2020. It has been to no avail and its now official.
Wetangula, the former NASA Co-Principal and the former Minority Leader in the Senate is a man without a home. His a backbencher in some ways. A lost soul trying to find his way. Moses got support of Musalia Mudavadi, but that doesn’t help him. It seems that he got no helping hands or general control to assess the situation itself.
His fall started on the dethroning in October 2018, as his lost the title and leader role in the Senate. That was the first proof that he wasn’t untouchable and had enough friends. This was given to James Orengo, as he represented the biggest opposition party.
Since, then its been the gold scandal and shown that Wetangula haven’t had friends as he couldn’t find a way or relevance. As he wasn’t loyal to the National Super Alliance, neither to the Presidential Handshake. Therefore, neither Jubilee nor ODM needed him.
Wetangula can try to join Amani National Congress. That might boost the ANC a little bit, but not by much. Not like Moses will lead them across to Canaan. He could never do that alone before and that will not change now. Mudavadi needs friends too. That’s why this will be his new home. Unless, Ruto finds some shelter for him.
Moses made this road himself. He went out with full bravado and showed that he had no support. Neither in his own camp or on the outside. He has Mudavadi, but he could only come with with a hardcore statement. Musalia couldn’t change the results nor the outcome. That was sealed. It just took a few days and now its done.
Wetangula is homeless in a way. He is a senator, but not a big-man. It seems like he doesn’t have the needed connections nor political savvy to figure things out. That’s why this fall so brutal. He talked of foot-soldiers, but they didn’t show up for either. That why this so hopeless.
If we can learn anything from this. Never ever take things for granted, your position, your titles and your comrades. Always work and find your ways. Since, if you don’t, you can end up like Wetangula and be without a home.
I wonder, who will let him in and give him space.
Wetangula needs it …
We just have to wonder what’s next up for him. Clearly he needs a message, a vision and a long-con. Because, all his short-cons since the 2017 elections has failed him. Peace.
Today, there are reports of ouster of Moses Wetangula as the leader of Forum for Restoration of Democracy – Kenya (FORD-Kenya). There even talks of splits of various factions within the party. That its going into pieces. This after a press conference, where Wafula Wamunyinyi MP took over command after a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party. That was happening with involvement of COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli.
However, today the leader of Amani National Congress Musalia Mudavadi has backed the man under fire. The man whose having internal conflict within his ranks and his party. ANC is backing Wetangula and FORD-K. In a manner no one expected too. Just like people are pinning Atwoli’s involvement, it is peculiar that Mudavadi adds pressure within the FORD-K.
Mudavadi and Wetangula is known partners, while both has been in the shadow realm after the Presidential Handshake. These two has been clipped off their wings, Senator Wetangula has lost his high ranking office of Senate Minority Leader to James Orengo. Therefore, his platitude and relevance has already been significantly dropped.
Today, was yet another shot, as Wamunyinyi practically kicked Wetangula out. Mudavadi wrote this about the matter:
“In this, they are aided by the Secretary General of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU). This ugly ploy reminds us of the WATERGATE SCANDAL of JUNE 1972, when the leader of a political party in the United States invaded another party in the manner that we are now witnessing in Kenya” (…) “On my own behalf and on behalf of the entire fraternity of AMANI NATIONAL CONGRESS, I wish to assure Senator Wetang’ula that we solidly stand with him. We note with satisfaction that the LEGITIMATE ORGANS OF FORD KENYA have moved swiftly to diffuse the confusion generated by the EXTERNALLY SPONSORED MISCHIEF and to restore ORDER in the party. We urge Ford Kenya to BE FIRM AGAINST QUISLINGS and in its resolve to STAND WITH THE PEOPLE of Kenya” (ANC, 31.05.2020).
We see the language and everything. It is really sparking flames in the eyes of Mudavadi, like it his mind and his soul. It was daggers towards his back and his chest. He was seeing Brutus appearing from behind like he was the Luhya Caesar. Well, that is maybe for another day.
However, while writing, the ODM Secretary Edwin Sifuna wrote this about it:
“We therefore wish to remind him that among the people he has derisively referred to as “quislings” include political achievers of the mould of Governor Wangamati, Hon Wamunyinyi and Hon Simiyu Eseli, who, having been Ford Kenya Secretary General for such a long time, must have had a prime ring-side seat to watch the failure and utter ineptitude he has accused his former Party Leader, Senator Moses Wetangula of” (…) “Mudavadi in 2002 chose Kanu over NARC and UDF over ODM in 2013, with disastrous results, but still within his rights. He has no right to lecture anyone on political choices, given the catalogue of failures from his own choices since 2002, and from which he has been politically saved countless times by the “leader of a NASA party”” (…) “In conclusion, Mr Mudavadi should desist from seeing the ghost of ODM everywhere. It is ODMs stated policy not to interfere in the internal workings of other political parties. We do not pretend to know the issues within Ford Kenya that have occasioned the changes, but unlike Mudavadi, we will let Ford Kenya members exercise their right to choose their leadership, without us pretending to know why they did it and what informed these specific changes. This is the basis of democracy, which may be alien in ANC” (ODM, 31.05.2020).
And with that shot from the ODM. You can see that Mudavadi and Wetangula needs to find some shade from the sun. Even more powerful than Rihanna’s umbrella. Since, this is going to get harder. It going to be more friction and turmoil before this is over. They have both been looking like two outcast political relics with no permanent home. Even if they are leading two briefcase parties in a sense.
That Atwoli are interfering isn’t new. COTU and other agents has always pushed their agenda and for their loyal men to the forefront. That isn’t new either, that is the job of the Union to get positive leadership and leaders who wants to serve the interests of the Union. Therefore, the attacks of Mudavadi is foolish at best. Also very reckless and the tone is coming as an outcry. Like the final battle-cry, as he fears his next-up.
Mudavadi and Wetangula needs help. They both do. Since, the handshake, the BBI and the whole dismantling of both CORD and NASA. These two has struggled for relevance. Their powers and seats has been limited. Not, like they have pushed for any policy or any sense of position papers in the National Assembly either. They could have tried, but they are in it too eat. These two are the ones who bask in glory, but doesn’t put the work in. Peace.