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.
“ARTICLE 2 A Bro is always entitled to do something stupid, as long as the rest of his Bros are all doing it.” – Barney Stinson, The Bro Code
I don’t know if Nairobi Senator Sakaja Johnson is a man the tears of the lion, the now former senator who was the Chairperson of the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee in concern to COVID-19. A man who resigned from that committee, because he endured a few drinks through the night this weekend in a club. The man who was arrested and detained at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi. A man who must pay a fine of 15,000 Ksh. but will without a doubt not serve time for defying the curfew imposed by legislators and the authorities.
He is off the hook because of his power, that his an honourable and a senator. An ordinary citizen would be in legal jeopardy. They would face long time and consequences. Therefore, his lucky to get off the hook. The Courts are usually not that friendly to people who breeches the laws of the Republic. However, the Senator got good company and suction.
Johnsone is lucky, because he will not face more consequences for this. He has lost a Chairperson position, but his role in the August House is safe. He will not face the Parliament and be impeached. He will linger on and even get credit for asking forgiveness and stepping down.
Still, it will not have cost him much. He had a fun day out. Toyed around in club and was bestowed awhile in a Police Station. It was a drunken escapade, a journey of plenty and many has walked before. Drinking the tears of the lion, enjoying the brew and getting buzzed. That is not weird at all. However, during curfew and with lockdowns it’s a bit of stretch.
The Senator should know better, in an ordinary day to day, this wouldn’t be an issue. It wouldn’t even hit the headlines. Everyone could see the honourable at a bar, a pub or a club hanging out drinking some beers. No one would deny that and let the man be on his merry.
However, this is curfew and lockdown days. Where the state has closed schools and other public venues. Where the state has initiated hard regulations on the public to stem the spread of the COVID-19. Something the Senator has participated in and been a part of. Not just some random bloke asking to be drunk. No, a man who knows what he did and who sanctioned other along the way.
If the other brothers could do something stupid. It would have been fine and dandy, no one would have cared about his escapades. No one would have even turned their heads and been shocked. However, now that this is deemed illegal. The man faces scrutiny, because he didn’t uphold his part of the bargain.
You have embarrassed yourself. There is no way you can deny that. You tried to downplay the arrest, but you must pay a fine. Your lucky to be gentleman of the Parliament. If not, you would be in so much more trouble.
That’s why the next time you do something stupid. Let it be legal for everyone. So, that you’re not breeching the code among us bros. 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.