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MAKORI: Mudavadi-Ruto Pact: The Hallmark of Chicanery in Kenyan Politics

 Whereas Amani National Congress party leader Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi was within his rights to join hands with Deputy President William Ruto with an aim of forming the next government, the packaging for the reason why he opted for it is a clear display of the deceit that is assertive in the Kenyan political arena.

Deputy President William Ruto and ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi listen to Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru today during their campaign trail. Photo/COURTESY

Right from his description of Jubilee as a government that has overseen the deterioration of the Kenyan economy to what he termed as a moment for truth in politics, the former Vice President was doing this to hoax his supporters, who had turned up in numbers, that what he was doing was right yet it wasn't.

The ironical part of his 'earthquake' statement is that of castigating a government whose second in-command kept cheering and seemingly accepting his sentiments. This wile contrivance was not a chance nor option for Kenyans to redeem themselves but a pre-prepared calligraphy that sought to snooker and hoodwink Kenyans to what can be best explained by the Sheng phrase 'mtado?' 

Verily, a political union between the two is not anchored on any philosophy, belief or trajectory. One believes in furthering the Jubilee agenda christened Big Four which was exactly the same manifesto that the other opposed while seeking to gain power under a different outfit. They have however succeeded to hornswoggle common folks that all they aim at is reviving the economy through the Kazi ni Kazi and Uchumi Bora duplicity. Their joint manifesto is shy of stating the fact that the two have held senior government positions that were pivotal as far as the economy is concerned.

Economic wound

During his tenure as a young Minister of Finance, Mudavadi did not do much to promote Kenya to a world-class economy; it is instead alleged that he had a hand in the Goldenberg scandal that saw the country lose chunks of its resources. Whether or not he was involved, Mudavadi had his time and his 'Tusidanganye' phrase cannot heal us; it is a pinch of salt on our economic wound. His newfound partner has held ministerial positions before and is currently the Deputy President who chairs the IBEC committee that is crucial in socioeconomic empowerment and development. He however does not have much to boast about as far his role is concerned but is keen on reminding a majority of the citizens that they are poor and he has a key to their empowerment.

Affably, the duo might have realized their mistakes and want to deliver as they ought to. This could be a journey to the right direction that must be emulated by all politicians because almost all of them, even in Azimio La Umoja, are the same and have had a hand in the miseries of this nation.

However, they must first accept their mistakes for citizens to trust this as their redefining moments. Otherwise, this will be yet another trick meant to suck this nation from its veins.

For more than half a century, this country has suffered from cynical and antidemocratic manipulation of its resources to the benefit of few individuals. Surprisingly, it is the suffering majority that has been sweating to have this minority enjoy. Our politics are characterized by lack of a proper philosophy, a deficit ethical principles and beliefs, chaos and violence, immorality and greed for public resources. So, to say, it seems nobody seeks power to offer solutions but to enrich themselves and their cronies because the intonation of the cries rises every five years. The reckless political customs we subscribe to as a nation are threatening our resources and democracy with extinction.

There should be a time when we ought to agree as a nation that our problem is not the currency, education or the constitution but those we have elected and those we are about to. By celebrating the ills done to those who don't subscribe to the same political ideologies as us we are manipulatively wielding a cancerous political monster that will not spare us when it is done with opponents. Our political customs and styles as a country are corrosive to good governance and our empowerment, and sadly there is no exception. When a crisis shall pay us a visit, nobody will be a sacred cow. It is then we will realize we need each other.

Let's constructively make good use of each now, share ideas positively and get the right leaders into office.

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