Today, a new storm arise in the Kenyan Parliament, just as the signed agreement between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga went into force, the changes came swiftly. However, the National Super Alliance Co-Principals has felt left behind. They never got the satisfaction, but now the Orange Democratic Movement are showing no mercy for the ones who left Odinga alone on the 30th January 2018. Since the now former Minority Leader in the Senate Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula will be changed with ODM Sentor James Orengo.
This is just a proof of the power of the ODM compared to the other parties within the coalition. That the ODM can just shuffle around and take force because of their stature and the amounts of political goodwill it has created. Now the NASA Co-Principals are mere extra’s on the ship. They are not running anything, they have to follow or be lost.
We knew that Kenyatta won when Odinga signed the pact; he got the credibility and the legitimacy he so craved for, while Odinga get peace and becomes the merrymaker in the shin ding. He and his party is now showing it, when they empty Wetangula out as yesterday’s paper. Just putting him in bin and putting one of their own.
ODM has the strength in the Parliament to do so, with the amounts of MPs and Senators, no doubt about it. But they are now showing no mercy and leaving no one behind. The Amani National Congress (ANC), Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) and Forum for the Restoration of Democracy – Kenya (FORD-K), so by mere numbers this is reasonable. However, if they care about the coalition in the end, it is damaging to hurt the pride of Co-Principals. Because of the representatives in total in minority, who is not forming government the ODM has 96 out of 162. While FORD-K has 14, also, the WDM has 26 and ANC has 17. Total of the other parties than ODM has 57 representatives in the Parliament. The smallest is also FORD-K. Therefore, by giving the title to them was a leaf and straw of confidence.
This is really cracking the whip, this is really petty politics, but surely to teach the Co-Principals a lesson after betraying Odinga. He haven’t acted before he went his own way and signed pact without them knowing. Just like, they didn’t answer or commit to the swearing-in, which was the first rift. The political games has started since and the resistance has dwindled until recently, when it’s been obviously discarded. Everyone can read Githeri Media and buy Brookside milk like nothing ever happen. Though Miguna Miguna says otherwise and David Ndii who lost his column in Daily Nation.
The ones that should worry is Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka, as they are seeing how Wetangula is discarded like bad chapatti today. Today, Wetangula is lost in the wind, he is taken and flying out with nowhere to land. Clearly, the goal is to prove a point. I like Orengo and his attitude in politics. How he carry himself, but this is not good for the political climate between the coalition parties. This is petty, this is brutal and is not sharing, but overpowering.
This is a sign of what to come. This is not over, not until it is over. However, the ODM is proving their power and machinery after the agreement. Now the Co-Principals can either follow, or disband. We have to see… Peace.
I am not shocked, but the three gentlemen backing and being partners with Raila Odinga in the National Super Alliance (NASA) should feel betrayed by the agreement with Jubilee and President Uhuru Kenyatta. That is why suddenly, Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi feels left behind and that NASA has been overshadowed. He has the right to feel that, because it is true. Odinga outfoxed them and played them at their game.
Here is a vital part from the Press Conference today:
““The meeting was between two individuals and it does not bear the imprint of NASA Summit as it ought to be,” he said” (…) “Mr Mudavadi spoke at an ANC press conference in Mombasa. “For the record and on basis of the statement released, I can therefore categorically state that the meeting was between two individuals. “The question asked by our supporters is where the other three Nasa co-principals were. The answer is that we were neither aware, briefed, consulted nor invited” (Kazungu, 2018).
But just like Mudavadi feels that Orange Democratic Movement and Raila Odinga paid his respect and paid amends to Kenyatta. Mudavadi should still not throw to much shade at the agreement, even if it violates the NASA Accords and Agreement. Since the same fellow person neglected the vital day of swearing-in of Odinga on the 30th of January 2018. Somebody was not there, not present and not showing loyalty to the cause in Uhuru Park. While dozens of supporters, dozens of loyal people around showed up to gear up for the event. Mudavadi was at home drinking tea or whatnot. Who knows what Mudavadi did. What he didn’t do was to be NASA Co-Principal on the big day of the Opposition.
Therefore, it is hypocritical of Mudavadi to say that Odinga is wrong. Odinga was left behind, he saw that his fellow leaders in NASA didn’t have his back. They all betrayed the cause and showed contempt of the leadership itself. Kalonozo Musyoka wasn’t there, neither was Wetangula. All of them was discussing if they needed sugar or milk in their tea. They we’re not picking, which road is the easiest to Uhuru Park.
That is my defense of Odinga in this matter, but I know he killed the NASA and the idea of it with the agreement or with the pact with Kenyatta. Even Aukot wants forgiveness and wants “I am sorry for attacks” from the NASA. Even if Aukot doesn’t have the authority to ask for anything, except his paycheck from one of the Jubilee Clerical Staff that pays him.
Mudavadi feels left behind, he is right feeling so, but he should known that could happen when they all left Odinga alone in the Park. They all showed their true face, when it could brew up to a storm. They wouldn’t fight, if they lost their privileges, they would just be on the barricades as long as they have security and a posh car. They would not stand with Baba if the state took away their wealth and riches. That is something the world knows and the cracks already been open. Now Odinga just hit it with sledgehammer. I don’t know what that will succeed in doing, but at least put his mind at ease.
CORD is gone and NASA is dead. What the 3 Co-Principals will do now is not known. If any of them will continue or not. But they know Odinga has traded resistance and opposition with a favorable agreement done in secret. Mudavadi is allowed to be displeased and disappointed, he is right to address it. However, he did the same on the Swearing-In. They gave up the People’s Assemblies and People’s President, when he didn’t show up to Uhuru Park with his Co-Principals. Therefore, go back to drawing board and find your way. Because right now you suck at it. Peace.
Kazungu, Samuel – ‘Raila-Uhuru agreement not a Nasa pact: Mudavadi’ (09.03.2018) link: https://mobile.nation.co.ke/news/politics/Musalia-Mudavadi-speaks-on-Raila-Odinga-Uhuru-Kenyatta-agreement/3126390-4336128-i4pwry/index.html
Yesterday was weird for me, to see Canaan getting traded away, the National Super Alliance Co-Principals feeling left behind like stray dogs and Uhuru Kenyatta winning a big giant leap of victory. Raila Odinga handed him the legitimacy on the open plate. Served him the Salvation Army and traded away the NRM and the Resistance. Odinga traded away the demonstrations and the protest against the rigged government. Suddenly gave away the cause for personal gain. With that in mind. Your mind start bubbling. I hope I am dead wrong, but if not, than conning leaders are doing this for the long-con.
The Short-Con is gone, the staged efforts to thwart the Jubilee, their businesses, the protests against the state, unless other outside entities actually takes it serious and want to stop the Kenya Revenue Authority from collecting VAT, they are obliged to do it on their own accord. The National Super Alliance is practically dead. The Orange Democratic Movement made peace with Jubilee. Even if Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) didn’t do it, even if Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress (ANC) and Moses Wetangula (FORD-K). All of these three was left behind.
The one who got it for the long-con is Deputy President William Ruto, who has severed a tasty stew of political juggernaut style. He was severed the revenge and victory lap without any consequences of the hatred, the political picturesque attack on NASA and suddenly Odinga signs with his boss. Ruto who has started to challenge MPs and getting Court Orders in his favors. To trigger by-elections where he hopefully get favorable candidates.
Right now the people of Kenya should feel they are run by a bunch of hustlers, who are tricking the money out of them by any means. That is what has happened, by the broke state, while the politicians are richer than God. They own the lands, the businesses and the state, they use the funds and allocate tenders to made up corporations who doesn’t serve the ministries where they supposed to deliver public services to. In this regard, the Jubilee did a grand score with having the agreement yesterday. Odinga delivered legitimacy, in the midst of uncertain, developing levels of insecurity and also financial strains.
Kenyatta don’t have to think about 2022, unless someone amends the Constitution so he can run for a third term. That isn’t fiction, that has happen all over the East African Community and could certainly happen in Kenya too. Also, Ruto would dismiss that, he wants to be bride, not only the burro. Ruto wants to succeed Kenyatta to say otherwise is to blind and foolish. Now that NASA and Odinga has signed of their resistance and their will to counter the shameful election 2017. They are now not so unfriendly.
Ruto could be the Presidential Candidate, while ODM and Odinga would be his Vice-President. That is a speculation, but then Ruto would have the State Machinery behind him and Odinga would have the crowds together with loyal cadres within the ODM. That means that Odinga would leave behind three stooges and Co-Principals. They would been seen as bad leftovers, who betrayed him when he needed them most. Even if he back-stabbed them yesterday himself.
This leaves the open question of the values of the 3 stooges and if they will follow suit, if they want to rig themselves and trade their parties into the fold of Ruto as well.
There is still one key Joker in this and that is not Jaguar. Mick Jagger has more relevance than him. The one not mentioned, but a dynasty not to forget is the Moi, Gideon Moi might want to takeover the Jubilee, that meaning the successor of Jubilee will be hectic and what sort of promises Kenyatta has given to Daniel Arap Moi is hard to know. If he has promised a future of his son is not easy to know.
Gideon could be a problem and torn to Ruto. That is known and is an issue ahead, just like the Kenyatta’s and Odinga’s has fought publicly, the Moi’s will do the same when their time come. I doubt Gideon will give way, because of entitlement. Ruto is just a former preacher, he is on the other-hand a son of former President. Therefore, I expect this to create fuzz and issue.
If Gideon becomes the front-man of Jubilee, Ruto will use his forces, his MPs and his use of political craft to subdue Odinga and both of them going against who else his Moi’s running mate. They will all feel the wrath as Ruto is not a man of mercy, even if he is a former preacher. Odinga are now showing again how he uses relationship and political will to change. What is such a downer, is that he just used a cause to own political gain and not real change. Talking rainbows and unicorns, but giving the public a doughnut. In hip-hop slang, the public is taking an L.
This is depending on how this plays out for Ruto, since the 2017 grievances are now buried in the dust of the past. It is deceased and will not be relevant until someone digs up the corpse within OT-Morpho, IEBC, Cambridge Analytica or Harris Media. All of these different pieces the answers to the rigged affair in favor of Kenyatta, who has gotten away with a giant heist and Odinga finally signed into too.
Ruto is the giant winner and he can start to craft his team for 2022 and make sure the best team is around him. The ones he trust and the running-mate he will have favor with, the one he will make sure is loyal to him. If he is wise, he would consider Moi, but if doing so. Odinga and ODM would cross him. This time it would be different. However, if he picks Odinga, they will be questioned by Moi. Who will use the tactics of his father and tricks of the trade. They will not get unscratched. Therefore, which itch will Ruto scratch?
The reason for why the three stooges hasn’t been mentioned because people don’t trust Kalonzo Musyoka, Mudavadi hasn’t the support around him and Wetangula has to show his relevance to be considered now. Miguna Miguna would have a bigger voice when he returns, than any of these gentlemen, especially if he continues with his resistance message and countering Kenyatta by any means. But, he has been in the shadow of Odinga, Odinga might kick him out. Because it doesn’t favor his new cause, political peace with Jubilee.