“You cannot tell how you contract this disease (Covid-19). I have been social distancing, wearing a mask and avoiding crowds” – Raila Odinga (01.04.2021)
Raila Odinga coming with the April’s Fools Joke of the Day. No matter what you thinks of his politics or politicking. He is overboard on this one. It is with disbelief and total disregard of his actions, if he believes the words coming out of his mouth.
Just before he entered the Nairobi Hospital for treatment for COVID-19 on the 9th March to the 13th March. As he was out of the 14th March hospital. He had all through 2021 at rallies, church gatherings and other public ceremonies. It is not like his been home isolation, social distancing and washing his hands.
On the 9th January he was a burial in Mululu, Vihiga County. On the 10th January he visited development projects in Kisumu. On the 13th January he held a meeting with youths in Nairobi county. The same day he passed by and greeted the general public at Burma Market in Nairobi. The next day on the 14th January he participated in a meeting with Gikuyu Council of Elders in Ruaka, Kiambu County. On Sunday 17th January he was a Sunday Service at the St. Joachim and Anne Catholic Church, Kayole. And later on the same day he had a rally Embakasi East.
The next time on the 21st January he greeted the public of Westlands. Two days later on the 23rd January he participated on the commencement of the dredging of Kisumu Port. Later on the same day he was a guest at a burial in Nyatike. On the 26th January he was a speaker at the KUSO Meeting. The next day he held a meeting with musicians from Central Kenya. The same day he held a roadside rally at Roysambu. On the 28th he had a meeting with the clergy from 47 counties at the Ufungamano House, Nairobi County.
This is just what is easily accessible of public functions, rallies and public gatherings he participated in January alone. We know he continued with this practice all through February and March.
Just in the final days before his treatment at the hospital in March. He had a two day visit to Taita Taveta County. Where he met the MCA’s in on meeting. Where he held rallies as well. On the 4th March he was in Mombasa holding rallies and on the fifth in Samburu, Kwale County.
While on the 6th March he had a visit of a delegation from Narok in his Karen home in Nairobi. After that he went for treatment.
Somehow with the knowledge of his public dealings. We know perfectly well that this man hasn’t been isolated or been home bound. Odinga have greeted the public, held rallies, meetings and been social as can be. It’s not strange that he caught the virus, as active as he was. He was everywhere and been on stages at every occasion he could.
This lie is so easily to undress and he must take people for fools. If he believes these words himself. Odinga is then delusional and that’s just tragic. A man with such a public profile. Shouldn’t state this and think the naysayers won’t go after him.
Well, Mr. Odinga… you know better, but apparently you think the world doesn’t see your moves. When it clearly does. Peace.
It seems like its been a week of anger in concern of President Uhuru Kenyatta. It is hard to know why he suddenly gotten so mad. Maybe the fuzz of the beers or whatever he drinks doesn’t work anymore. Maybe some international organizations doesn’t want to borrow money without to many strings anymore. Who knows? But certainly, his not the happy, go lucky President of the past.
Kenyatta has gone after the ones claiming he was silent. He has targeted the ones who commented on the BBI Report before it was published. Uhuru has addressed the Tanga Tanga and Ruto allies. But not in friendliness, but straight forward attacks.
First with the silent quote, before the carrying own cross!
“They see me silent and think ‘he is just there and knows nothing. There is nothing I do not know and when the time comes, I know those who speak and they are not those who are speaking now. When the time comes, we will come and we will speak to you about what we will do. Mwaka mpya, we are with you. Let’s just first listen to their lectures. We are with you” – Uhuru Kenyatta on the 4th December 2019
“Please let us not politicize the war on corruption. When an individual is stealing public resources he doesn’t do so on behalf of his family or community. Therefore, anyone who is implicated should carry their own cross” – Uhuru Kenyatta on the 8th December 2019
With this he shows that his made and furious. Not that Kenyatta haven’t shown that before. He has whined before in public about his war on corruption. Not that its believable, because his closest cronies and known grand corruption scandals, which are not touched or have had any consequences. They have just gotten appointed elsewhere or gotten away scotch-free.
That is why his anger and frustration only seems forced. That the President only says this things, because he knows this is the right thing to say. However, his actions and his state of affairs is saying otherwise. That is why its not believable.
It is a mirage, that the President think he can create on his own. He thinks he can build it and make the image of it into reality. When its only a creation of his own imagination. The President can continue with his harsh words, warn and talk of sanctions. The President can continue to assault one part of the political elite or professions, but that wouldn’t change anything.
Kenyatta can act mad, can act sad or even glad. Nevertheless, the real actions are shown with what he borrows, the debt-ratio he leaves behind, the state deficit and the lack of good results from his time in office. That Kenyatta have little to show compared to the Big Four promise or the other pledges. Is because the state has been busy doing other things and securing their time to eat. The President has accepted it too, because he has eaten too.
That is why, the current outcry and stable battle against corruption goes old. When it really isn’t targeting the ones on the top, but the small fringe players and the ones whose has their turns. That is why Kenyatta can play and think PR speeches will save his behind. However, it will not. It is a lot of noise, but no real action. Peace.
Arresting Nairobi City County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko will not solve anything. Neither will it change the ways this are done. Governor Sonko has just followed the footsteps of the previous governors and County Officials. Not it’s righteous or make it right to steal from the public coffers, but that is ingrained in the system. There was no significant change from Evans Kidero or anyone else before him.
The Presser of DPP Noordin Haji and his arrest order of Sonko will not do a big whoop in Nairobi. Than, the whole political elite and all the stakeholders has to change overnight. As they are working as business as usual. Yes, Sonko is a thief, his comrades is involved and his misused power. Nevertheless, in Nairobi, who hasn’t and who of the political elite isn’t benefitting at this current moment?
It is not like the slum-dwellers nor the citizens outside the posh areas feels significant changes from who reside as the Governor. It is just another head and another big-man, who has his time to eat. That isn’t inspiring nor justification for what Sonko did, but he does what everyone before him has done too in this role. Land grabbing, putting associates on County Boards and appointing friends as county officials. That is just what they do.
Before he got elected, he had already been convicted and a run-away prisoner too. So, he knows the rule of law and know what it entails to break it. He has served a stint behind bars and that’s not new to him.
If his corrupt, than his just as blimy and outrageous as plenty of the government officials and the ones running the Jubilee government. Not like the Jubilee have gone long and far between corruption scandals, neither the mere scope and the amounts of grand corruption too.
Therefore, Sonko has to answer for his misdeeds, unless they are baseless and taken out proportions. Some even claim this is the sins of the previous administration and Sonko trying to clear the bill. But that is up for his legal aid to defend the man.
Sonko’s time was up and suddenly he had to appear. Somehow, it isn’t far from being a high ranking official to be answering in courts. Even Cabinet Secretaries has gone from High Ranking Officials to felons overnight. Therefore, that Sonko does it now isn’t that special.
His just one con down, more to go. Wouldn’t be shocked if he got caught slipping and had cases against him with viable evidence. However, that is up to the courts of if the DPP has his paper-trail in order. It wouldn’t be shocking if Sonko got caught doing some illegal bidding and some tenders out of whack. That just meant he was the perfect target at this very moment.
Since the DPP and other agencies has targeted less friendly faces and ensured they have a bad day. Like Hassan Joho of Mombasa has already been under fire for other reasons. Therefore, that Sonko is in trouble today isn’t a sudden new trick of the sleeve. More another play and to show that someone gets charged for corruption.
If this plays out well and not a PR stunt, than the DPP and EACC has done their best. If he just get free and the case is dismissed. Than it was just a play for the façade and hoping that no one notice the charade. However, that is to early to know.
Nevertheless, when you elect a crook and a thief, don’t expect him to not steal. He will not turn into a preacher man and a saint, when he has already been charged with it in the past. That should be public knowledge and common sense, but apparently is not. Peace.