RESPONSE TO JOHO’S PRESS CONFERENCE
We have just followed with amusement a televised Statement by Joho where he attempts to explain away integrity questions regarding his secondary school academic credentials. In this attempt, Joho goes to great lengths to hide behind anything and everything as well as blame anybody and everybody apart from himself for his woes. It is also clear that Joho is determined to use issues such as the Naivasha dry port, SGR and as well as the lives and general welfare of the coastal people as insurance cover against possible criminal prosecution should the investigative institutions and agencies establish criminal culpability on his part.
Joho’s move to call such a Press Conference is not surprising; it is what defines Joho and his current legacy in Mombasa; it is what he lives for; The running of Mombasa County Government has been characterized by showbiz theatrics and press conferences on the Governor’s personal issues but not a development record worth writing home about for the economy and the great people of Mombasa.
We advise Joho that he uses, for once during his entire tenure as Governor, the county government platform and resources to tell the great people of Mombasa what he has achieved for them on the development front. It may be hard bearing the scantiness of such a record but it can be done.
We all have personal issues and the great service that Joho can do to the people of Mombasa in his last in months in office is to differentiate them from mandate for which he was elected as Governor.
HON. ANANIA MWABOZA
28th March, 2017
“One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” This has nothing to do with the infamous Uhuru’s meat eating and salivating outburst during William Ole Ntimama’s burial. The adage first recorded in 1576 by Latin writer Lucretius and later referred to English by play writ Thomas Middletown in 1604, perfectly fits our political formations as we near the general elections. It underline the difference in preferences among people. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Is another phrase with a similar meaning.
The unity we saw at Maside Muliro grounds – not garden,is a sugar coat covering the intrigues in the Opposition. NASA’s baby is now an elephant in the womb – room nay. Nine months are long gone and she’s still pregnant. She complains of labor pains midwives rush to see her deliver safe but no birth takes place. I daubt her pregnancy , I think its pot belly – a gym will end her discomfort in the stead of a maternity.
While Uhuruto feel comfortable while together, the four opposition principals are together in their meetings not to supplement each other but as check mates – absence may surprise you by hearing ‘ Rao , Kalonzo ,Mudavadi or Weta Tosha’ – through the media. The Jubilee duo assist each other by Uhuru saying what Ruto didn’t say and the later can whisper what he forgot when the President is making his speech. The co-principals also have to closely monitor each other’s movement for fear of being ‘bought’ by Jubilee. Uhuruto’s unity goes beyond marshaling their followers to body language, joining their names , they are age mates and their similsrities in dressing .
On the other limb NASA brigade combination is a hemlock. Their agreement signing at Bomas exhibited a confused lot that disappointed their followers. It was a false start, no cheers that characterise such events .The way they adjusted the folders that held the agreement while peeping what the next is holding showed a lot of suspicion amongst them. Raila seem to doubt if what Wetangula is holding is similar to his. This is a tip of the ice berg, the differences are major. A palty combo of their names can’t be catchy slogan.
Political competition is usually stiff at the primary stage than the final stage, Jubilee is currently a lesser threat to the principals individually than amongst them. The pressure from their cohorts and financiers can’t make them agree on a flag bearer. Failure to take cognizance of the 2013 agreement between Kalonzo and Raila magnify the already strong mistrust. A step down by anyone will lead to harrmolage in his backyard.
By mid next month, NASA will be Mudavadi’s ticket, ODM and Wiper Raila and Kalonzo respectively. Wetangula will run for the Bungoma Senatorial seat. You can take that to the bank. Worse still, Kalonzo could join Jubilee. Its not a secret that Raila refers to NASA and Cord as hotels and ODM the home. However much you spend in a hotel, your home is still the best. Watch this space.