Opinion: Kalonzo is now running to nowhere

Today, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) leader and the South Sudan Envoy. Are now apparently one of the leaders of a party saying his running for the 2022 Presidential Election.

Kalonzo doesn’t have the trust or the loyalty to anything. He has jumped ships all the time and follows the wind. Stephen isn’t a man who the public can trust. The man is so easily appointed by anyone.

That is why today’s statement to the public is only a breath of fresh air. Kalonzo isn’t shocking anyone though. This was bound to happen eventually. Not like he will be a Co-Principal in either the CORD or NASA. Both those coalitions are dead fish in the water. Not following the stream, not breathing and just floating on the top of the sea. That is what has happened to the opposition coalitions.

Now, we are in 2020 and its two years ahead of next elections. They are already busy scheming and planning for the 2022. The Fresh Presidential Elections and the double elections really undermined the likes of Kalonzo. It proven his value and his space.

Kalonzo is the loyal lackey. Kalonzo is the man you appoint and drops a few dimes on. Then he is one of your guys. This man haven’t proven any leadership capabilities or response to the needs of the Republic.

Mr. Kalonzo cannot act like a big-man. Yes, his an Envoy now and his been in government. Even at some point Vice-President. However, he has never been consistent always switched sides after what gives value. This man can become anything for anyone and suddenly run on their agenda.

This man can be KANU, ODM and be WDM. This man can BBI and Jubilee, he could even become NARC and whatever else. Kalonzo can be both sea, land and air. His a conglomerate in his own mind.

Kalonzo is whatever that is poppin’. If it is G-Unit, Terror Squad, Young Money or whatever crew that is hitting the chart. These days he would be a member of Griselda. That is the sort of man he is.

That is why his aim to run for Presidency is a failure from the get-go. He is not a game changer, but a man of the tide. Peace.

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Tanzania: Travel Advisory No. 5 proves that you cannot declare COVID-19 away

President Joseph Magufuli declared on Sunday 7th of June 2020 that God had healed the United Republic of Tanzania and that here was no COVID-19 or Coronavirus. That is why I am confused by the message of Travel Advisory of No. 5 of 5th August 2020. These two things doesn’t add up.

We already know that Tanzanian truck drivers bring the virus to Uganda and Kenya. They report on the COVID-19 results on the daily and are screening the border-points for the virus. However, there been no results coming from Tanzania since April. Therefore, the only snippets we know is the little drips of driver passing the border points.

We know that the virus isn’t defeated in Tanzania. Even if the President has proclaimed and declared in June 2020. That is why in August, the warnings are there from the Authorities. The same authorities that has revoked licenses to media houses for spreading the worrying news from foreign embassies. Since, the state will not bring the truth to the public. That would hurt the soul and damage the calm of the President.

A President who has proclaimed and declared that the Republic is without COVID-19. That was done 2 months ago. June has passed and July too. We are in August and it just proves something. That you cannot just wish this thing away. It will linger, especially if you trying to ignore it or not act upon it. Sooner or later it will be an invisible enemy you cannot control.

Yes, we have no numbers, no stats since April, but we do have the travel warning. Which is telling a story the state has avoided for a minute. It is also saying something in contradiction to the President.

Magufuli, the bulldozer and narrow-minded President must be shell-shocked and on the brink of tears when he see the Travel Advisory and why it was unleashed without his stamp of approval. Because, this is undermining his efforts to “contain it” and “pray it away”. Seems like the Holy Father also wants a man to use wisdom and the intellect he bestowed upon men. Not just nonchalant acting like things stops to exists.

The President is failing. If he was succeeding. Then this advisory would have sounded differently. When they saying its decreasing, that means its there and haven’t left. Just not as big as it was, which we cannot know. Why? Because, the President kept that a secret. While he was praying and paying his tithes to the church. Peace.

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Opinion: Raila sold out the marginalized counties [as they are now a hostage of his BBI]

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.

BBI was to buy Kenyatta time [not to Build Bridges to anywhere]

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.

Opinion: Senator, a drunken escapade is just embarrassing

“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.

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