Of Kethi Kilonzo's candidature and the task ahead.
After Hon. Mutla Kilonzo died -in a controversial way ofcourse- there
followed a swift change of mind immeadiately after his sendoff. The
pain, sorrow and anger that engulfed his family, cord, friends, his
electorate an the nation at large gradually faded away. The loud voices
demanding the release of autopsy findings, quckly shrinkled and
vanished. Not because their love for Kilonzo died too but, because of
the controversy that was building around his death day in day out and
the task ahead.
We accepted and moved on to focus on what laid
before us. Hon. Mutula being a sitting senator, all eyes were on who
will succed him and from where? With his daughter having earned himself a
celibrity status due to her starling performance-when he represented
Africog at the presidential election petition- hers is a case of peoples
darling. Many people thought and still think that she can fit perfectly
well into her father's political shoes.
Precisely, in the
legal fraternity, this learned friend has proved beyond no reasonable
doubts that she is a real product of a renowned lawyer. A daughter who
never playe Tom and Jerry with his father's money while in school. No
skeptism aside. Unless you belong to the other 'group'. Having proved
his mettle in the legal field, Kethi was faced with the dounting task of
succeeding his father. From the word go, she always seemed reluctant
and non-commited to test the murky waters of politics. I personaly
empathised with her when i heard her reasons for not wanting to venture
into politics. Finally, with constant meetings and a team of experts
sent to convince her, she gave in and agreed to carry his father's
This was viewed as a way of paying the last respect to
the vibrant WIPER secretary General. And rewarding his contribution to
the party and coalition. Many opinionists in the party also argued that
Kethi was easily saleble than soliciting for new candidate. However, my
opinion was that a new candidate would just sell given a vibrant
campaign and good strategies. This was as long as Kethi was reluctant.
But, now that she is ready to go for the seat, what is the task ahead?
The task ahead.
Tough challenges lies ahead. We now need sharp minds around Kethi and a
team of young devoted politcal strategists to work with and advice her.
For your information, the battle ahead is bigger than what you expect.
Remember her step mother, Nduku Kilonzo, has been misteriously
introduced into the race by Narc and Jubilee- the usual suspects. The
man with 30kg beard and Philip Kaloki are also posible spoilers.
Jubilee is not thursty fo this seat, as long as cord doesn't get it,
they are contented. That is why they are fronting Nduku Kilonzo, to
divide the already intact sympathy votes. If Harun Mwau manages to keep
loyalty of his supporters, then pick one vote here and there, you can
predict what the future holds for us. This is what we are facing. A
dounting task indeed. The fact is that this is the battle we have to
win. Not to defeat Nduku, Mwau or Kaloki, but just to humilliate
uhuru-ruto and the jubilee turncoats. No option.
What do we need to do?
A vibrant campaign team with practical strategies is vital. Not some
theories learnt in classrooms which are only good for passing tests or
applicable only in developed democracies. This is Africa and, Kenya to
be precise. We should not go into this by-election chest thumping that
Makueni is our stronghold. Dare not. Youth groups should traverse the
county flying cord colours high. Our agents should be thoroughly vetted
to acertain their reliability and competency. Furthermore we need to
have a viral propaganda message against jubilee nincompoops.
Jubilee have the instruments of power. They control IEBC and Isaac
Hassan slily. Currently, they may be skimming and perfecting their dirty
tricks to unleash on us on that fateful day.
We should not
blink an eye before and during the election. Let us assist Kethi win
this seat. It will best serve our curiosity of dealing the indictees a
decisive blow that will leave their tongues wagging. To the people of
makueni, are you craving for 30kgs beards, 30kgs of flesh or 30kgs of
brain? Make a wise choice.