Monday, November 19, 2007

Wakenya wameamua

Back from the weekend and very excited about the just concluded nominations. Though I can say am not 100% satisfied with the results, because some of the former MPs who people do not want are still in the race under the big parties that could guarantee their coming back to parliament.

Though the nominations were characterized of violence, disorganization and accusations of rigging and bribery, generally am happy with the outcome of the nominations. Kenya’s have decided that they don’t want most of former Members of Parliament because of their poor performance, hiking their salaries and other reasons. Many of them fled to other smaller parties after defeat, Kenyans may still reject them in the main elections of 27th December 2007.

Majority of Kenyan’s look forward to a parliament with many new faces and younger than the politicians who have been there since we were babies and some of us where not even born. We are the majority voters and sick of old fashion politics full of fake promises and lies, so politicians should look for a way of leading this “dot.com” generation that is more enlightened.

That is why we now have younger generation aspirants like our famous comedians; Mdomo Baggy, Kajairo and KJ joining politics. In fact John Kiarie (KJ) won Dagoretti nominations on ODM ticket and I hope he clinches the sit on 27th December and possibly elected Minister for youth affairs when ODM wins.

Am glad Bishop Margaret Wanjiru will battle it out with Maina Kamanda who has been rumored to have funded Kamangu in a court case that stopped her wedding plans. I hope she will get this Starehe seat. Though am disappointed that Lady Orie Rogo Maduli did not make it in Kasarani on ODM ticket, am happy that it’s a fellow Lady Elizabeth Ogolla who got it.

Kalembe Ndile has proved that politics doesn’t require a university degree or master of English, he was wiser than his boss Cabinet minister Morris Dzoro (who humiliated him in public about his ignorance) to have started his Tip Tip party, he is now receiving defectors who lost in nominations but his former boss had to go shopping for another party after he was kicked out of PNU, he is now in Shirikisho and Kalembe having the last laugh.

On the other hand political parties did not keep their word that nominations will be free and fair, they promised they would not manipulate but politics will never be free of lies and manipulation, so am sad to hear that some aspirants who lost in the nominations still got certificates.

Nominations outcome proves that the coming elections will be the hottest in Kenyan history and steadman polls should not be taken for granted, they predicted that majority of former MPs will not be elected back and we can see it coming.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the many direct nominations we have seen is not the uamuzi of wakenya. It was abuse of democracy

Anonymous said...

kj is going nowhere just because you are funny on tv doesnt mean you have leadership qualities or you are qualified .KJ is a kyuk in odm contesting in a kyuk area against a very well polished and established politician . KJ WILL BE DEAD LAST IN DAGORETTI .


tHE LAST I HEARD IS THAT HE WAS IN HOSI HAVINF BEEN BEATEN BY ODM HOOLIGANS

KJ HAS NO HOPE AGAINST BETH MUGO HE DOESNT HAVE THE CONSTUTIENCY

gEMA IS FOR PUN TO THE END IF UHURU HAD TO BACK DOWN I DONT SEE WHY PEOPLE THINK KJ CAN GET ELECTED IN ODM . ITS LIKE A PNU CANDIDATE RUNING IN KISUMU TOWN LOL

Anonymous said...

We should give YOUNG ppl a chance to be leaders in this country, we are so obsessed with old politicians and believe the young cannot take over from them or win in the elections. Let me tell you Dagoretti is not only for GEMA, I think the only GEMA area of Dagoretti is part of Kikuyu and Kawangware, the rest is from Dagoretti corner all the way to Upper Hill. So Dagoretti has a mixture of many other tribes that can support KJ. Then the GEMA area has so many aspirants other than Beth Mugo.

Lets wait for 27th December.

Sue said...

The Chaos after the nominations is very sad; make one wonder why people fight so hard for political power. Some use guns and others hire hooligans to beat up opponents just because of politics. Political posts in Kenya have become very lucrative with good salaries involved, the fame and the less challenges involved (unlike other employment opportunities), that is why many want to join politics and ready to fight for it tooth and nail.

Political party officials are to blame for issuing certificates to losers instead of winners, but that does not warrant losers to hire hooligans to stone and beat up others like it happened, one should demand their right in a dignified manner to prove that he/she is a good leader. A leader should also be able to control his/her supporters if they decide to be rowdy.

It is such a shame and hope our leaders come up with a way to resolve this matter.

Rozie said...

Very unfortunate what happened to Kj, how can someone aspiring to be a leader hire hooligans to beat up and opponent and just watch. ODM and other parties should talk to their supporters against such shameful acts. Annonymous 2 says KJ will be dead last just because hes a kyuk in ODM, just like annonymous 3 says Dagoreti is big and not only Gema area so he has a chance. I know its difficult coz hes competing with Beth Mugo, but our nominations have proved that Kenyans are fed up of former MPs so he has a chance.

Good luck KJ.

Anonymous said...

LOL its not that we dont want young people to contest in elections but can young people strategize .Young people thinking that kenya is so developed that people dont see tribes is foolish .

one young politician who is going places for example is jonathan mueke westlands - though he is not going for the tribal vote he is in the right party odm -kenya he will however have crossover appeal from different groups . KJ BEING IN ODM HAS ALIENATED THE KYUK VOTE .dagoretti is like 79% kyuk .Uhuru kenyatta when he was in odm refused to move there to contest because he understood the politics of the area. Beth mugo has the support of women/men older generation and all the votes of those opposed to odm ..

compare jonathan mueke and kj

mueke is an accomplished business man ,international work experience fmr chairman of KCA. a MASTER Degree etc all at the age on 30 . KJ is the same age apart from being on tv what else has he done KJ is just like his father a wannabe politician!

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