Opinion: Aiming at Wetangula is a waste of time…

“Members of Parliament affiliated to the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party are now threatening to impeach National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula” (Meru FM, 08.06.2023).

The Azimio la Umoja Members of Parliament can make a motion and ask for a plenary session to impeach Speaker Moses Wetan’gula. They are all within their rights and can have grievances against the man. It wouldn’t be the first or the last Speaker of the National Assembly that gets an Impeachment Motion against it.

Well, just as Azimio is within their rights to do so… doesn’t mean it will bear any fruits or do what it says on the tin. The Azimio is in minority, and they would need Kenya Kwanza MPs to vote against their own. Azimio is a minority and meaning under half of the National Assembly. This means Azimio must get votes from the government and allies of Wetan’gula to succeed.

That’s why I know this is a foolish enterprise. This isn’t an intimidating task or a feature of the opposition. No, this seems forced and out of ideas. Just like their constant demands and lack of fruitful negotiations or trying to have bipartisan talks. No, that is only done to create headlines and look legit to the supporters. At this point, the Azimio isn’t a viable opposition, but a crowd that searches for relevancy.

As Speaker Wetan’gula could be brilliant or a reckless character. His maybe in the wrong on suspending members of parliament. He could be wrong in other aspects too and that should be called out. The Speaker should hear and listen across the aisle. Wetan’gula should open the floor and the plenary session for dissenting voices. However, to impeach him now over suspensions seems far-fetched.

The Azimio MPs could question themselves and the reasons for doing so. The Speaker should have valid reasons or concerns, which is the reason for the suspension of the 9 Members of Parliament. That shouldn’t happen by accident or default. No, it should happen within a framework and ideals that got to be implemented by Speaker.

If Azimio wants to achieve anything or do their jobs, they better come correct. They are making a lot of noise, but not coming with solutions or great ideas. The Azimio MPs should collectively try to come with better legislation and give the government a reason to vote for their policies. Instead, they are just going after persons and their livelihoods. That’s not progressive or futuristic. No, it is not smart or brilliant either.

Azimio could do much better. They should ask for reasons and get a legitimate statement on why their MPs got suspended. That’s what Azimio should do, and it should decide how it wants to operate. Because it is erratic and out of bound sometimes. They are just winging it and hoping it will catch someone off guard.

The latest action and threat are pointless… I don’t see how the Azimio will get two-thirds of the Parliament on this. The MPs won’t do that, and they got nothing to earn from it. They will go against the grain and the inner dealings of the President. That’s why Wetan’gula is in that office to begin with.

To issue an impeachment process on Wetan’gula at this current time is a waste of time. It is beyond pointless… because there is no possible way to get it to succeed. It will only be for publicity and to seek political points within own supporter base. However, to dwell on matters of importance or create a better tomorrow. Well, it is not… Peace.

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Opinion: Panyako isn’t wrong…

Embattled United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Vice Chairman Seth Panyako says the ruling party lied to Kenyans during the 2022 general election campaigns. In an interview with Spice FM on Wednesday, May 31, Panyako said President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza administration had failed to deliver on the promises made to Kenyans during the campaign period” (…) ““We deceived Kenyans. Politicians must stick to what they told the people. As Panyako I will not support (such).”” (Wycliffe Nyamasege – ‘‘We deceived Kenyans during campaigns’ – embattled UDA Vice-chair Panyako’ 31.05.2023).

What UDA VC Seth Panyako said in an interview on Wednesday this week is true. It is a brutal truth and an honest reflection of the state of affairs. Usually these things aren’t said or deliberately said in public. No, these things are said behind closed doors and dealt with confidants there.

The general public or the citizens of the nations isn’t hearing it. Especially not from someone who has such an office in the majority party of the government. He is practically dismissing his own party, boss and the platform, which is feeding him. That is brave and someone might also say it’s stupid.

Panyako is singing to the choir. He is speaking sincere and the public might enjoy those words. However, within the ranks of the party and government. They will be furious… his undermining their efforts and making them look bad.

Nevertheless, no one should be shocked that Ruto and Kenya Kwanza aren’t following up on promises or pledges during the campaigns. It wasn’t like Ruto and the Jubilee did it either. They promised computers for learns and stadiums. The Jubilee in their two election cycles promised lots of grandeur and greatness, but only delivered a debt-trap called the SGR. Therefore, who will believe or think Ruto would keep his promises now?

Ruto has been in the game for long. He is thinking the long-con and he knew what he was getting into. Him and his associates just followed procedure and calculated the risks. They made alliances and forged ahead. That’s why he can just continue on his path and not be worried.

The UDA VC should be concerned about his role and titles. They can go amiss very soon. If his to defiant and to vocal. He might even end up without a master and without a sponsor to keep his unga on the table.

The words he spoke on Spice FM is most likely true, but that doesn’t mean he should have said. The UDA VC is now a firebrand and a troublemaker. That’s not what Ruto or Kenya Kwanza needs. His speaking the truth and the honesty is a good thing. However, in politics those attributes can turn into a bad thing.

Panyako is lucky if he doesn’t loose his stripes or his position. He can pray to the almighty and hope he keeps his day-job. Nevertheless, Ruto has played this game a long time and know how to strategically get ahead. This is just another hurdle and it will be easy to pass.

Ruto and his allies has lied. They have promised lofty dreams, which they will not do or even consider doing. That’s because of constrains and the lack of funds. They will find any reason in the book not to do it. These reforms and pledges are what the people need, but they will not get. That’s why they are campaigning on it and telling people about what they are intended to do…

No one should be amazed by this. Like I previously said, Ruto and his associates are seasoned pros at this point. Ruto has his whole life campaigned and been a candidate for office. It is not like he has changed his stripes or taken a turn for the worse.

The President have learned his lessons and seen what he could get away with as a Deputy. Now he can do more of the same and maybe even less. As President he has more power and has the final say. Not like when he was the DP and was confined with the mandate the President gave him. Therefore, Panyako should understand this and he stood behind it all.

Panyako should have known this before he even accepted to become a UDA member or a UDA VC. He should have known this. Everyone could read the tea-leafs and see it coming. Ruto plays his games and knows how to get ahead. That’s what he does and you played your part.

It’s a bit too late to cry now. That seal of the bottle is already off and you should just pour the brew into a glass. No need to await another decision or change behaviour now. You accepted that when you tagged along. Peace.

Opinion: Azimio moved the goal-post, yet again…

We are seeing a stalemate between the Azimio la Umoja and the Kenya Kwanza government. That is obvious after an ultimate was put forward yesterday by Azimio and the Kenya Kwanza isn’t responding to the call. That is actually within reason.

Azimio is now, yet again moving the goal-post. They are moving the Bipartisan Committee or dialogue to another level. The Azimio is taking stocks into new matters and within reach of how Kenya Kwanza is governing. That is being done before the dust is settled and the people are talking about previous stipulated negotiations. Therefore, Azimio is putting their finger in the cookie jar and hoping to capture a flavour one to have beside their tea.

Well, I am not shocked or appalled. This is something Raila Odinga has done countless of times. He is fighting for one cause and jumping to the next. That is being done before settling and even finishing of the old one. We are just supposed to forget about the servers, the supposed victory in the last election and the cost-of-living crisis. Now it is a Financial Bill and Azimio wants a say in it.

That Odinga and Azimio wants a say is natural. Who doesn’t right?

Everyone wants a say and a little bit of power. Instead of trying to create goodwill and not hoodwink people. The Azimio is in one minute stopping demonstrations and 24 hours later proclaiming the “mothers of demonstrations”. That’s done for various of reasons and dogmas taken out of thin air.

I am just waiting for the tears of lion. That is needed and this isn’t clever. Odinga is trying a same old routine and hoping for the long-con. Because, this cannot be done for a short-con and a bargain. No, this has to be done for a moment of brilliance and a big pay-off.

Azimio cannot bicker back-and-fourth thinking that is good vibes. Neither is the Republic in a better state either out of it. One week there is rampant protest and the next it’s “mediocre” peace awaiting a handshake and a kiss of the ring.

Certainly, the Azimio is blaming the government and Ruto. That is to be expected. They are pinning him to the wall and blaming him for the sunshine and the rain. This is expected and what they do. The Azimio will not be content about anything. They will only be happy when they are getting their cut or their titles. Until then…

Azimio and Odinga will move the goal-post and not settle. They are not even trying to resolve the previous matters or the reasons for the demonstrations earlier in the year. No, they are forgetting those and instead wanting a say on a whole other matter. That is being put forward on display and they don’t expect any push-back.

Seriously, the Azimio team in the Bipartisan Dialogue cannot be seen as sincere. They only did it for cheap credibility and look they did something. Because using their platform and means like this is only a fault-line. There is nothing to gain or win here now.

Azimio is running on vibes and they cannot stop the reggae…. Peace.

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