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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Pride and Perception


Raila, having realised his voter block here in kenya is inadequate,
has gone on a regional vote hunting spree!
Now,the brothers in diaspora are expected to register in large numbers
in anticipation of online voting rather absentee ballots (sic!)
shit is, once you leave kenya, your vote is as good as a 6 years' old.
Raila should get real. Trying to upstage Kibaki on continental tv is not only callous
but stupid.

He must be glowing with glee at the prospect of hapless africans wondering
who the fuck he is? Imagine a nigerian crying "oga, who is dis my brodda? wot contry is he supporting at de wold cop?" is he a presdent my brodda?"..........
Let me not delve into the arabic reaction nor the zulu reaction!
I wonder how many kenyans including those in his backyard have seen his
5 seconds in the sun.
Just think about it, how many kenyans in rural areas have access to dstv?
A better medium would have been KTN/KBC. i need not explain.
Anyway, passing himself of as a pan-africanist (i wonder if he knows the meaning of it)
is really cheap.

But hey, he and his stooge kalonzo (remember his KM foundation?) are simply playing politics.
I mean who heard of a politician setting up a foundation well before the twilight of his career?
Clearly these two bit a lil' bit more than they could or can chew.
All in all, i must recognise that in a tribally charged political society like kenya, numbers do count.
But so is perception.
You may lack the numbers but engage in countless meaningless ventures
which serve to increase you visibility.
Therefore, leaders like Kibaki, Uhuru , raila, Mudavadi etc will always hedge their bets on the tribal arithmetic whilst those from mimimal votes communities opt for the perception bit. examples include akina ruto, kalonzo, balala etc...

Anyway by going continental, raila has indeed entrenched his candidacy
on the minds of africans (not kenyans!)
shit is, can he bank on the african vote to help him sail through in kenya?
your guess is as good as mine.

What pan-african or rather regional initiative has raila undertaken that makes him
dream of being called a pan-africanist?
Is he implying that he is no longer in the league of kenyan leaders?
Is he at par with Nelson Mandela, Kwame Nkrumah or closer home, to Mwalimu Nyerere or Jomo Kenyatta?
Granted its his right to gloat. Afterall he is the Mp for Langata which houses the largest slum dwelling in Africa!!!

Aha!!!! iko kitu....

By representing the largest slum dwelling in africa, Raila is truly Pan-africanist!
What an accolade...congatualtion dude!!!
Lets see how far the african and indeed diaspora vote will carry him in his quest.

7 Comments:

  • At Tuesday, June 20, 2006, Blogger POTASH said…

    Hehe, of course considering that most Africans are living in slums, representing the biggest of them is an achievement.
    You know I saw the dude on TV for world cup interlude and wondered what mileage there is to be gained anyway, kwani he is thinking of a UN post or trying to be the next Gaddaffi?

     
  • At Tuesday, June 20, 2006, Blogger Shiroh said…

    What was the point??

    I wish he had given me that cash manze to build a palatial home. He could have earned the vote you know

     
  • At Thursday, June 22, 2006, Blogger deeply pertubed said…

    Me thinks the guy has gone bananas only that he is in oranges thus the lack of thinking straight, by the wy have you seen his website it's virtually empty.

     
  • At Thursday, June 22, 2006, Blogger Joseph Walking said…

    lol when i told my zaks he asked me kwani africa is going to vote in kenyan elections lol honestly raila is playing into the school that says luos are too grandios and soon after winning the elections the capital city will move to kisumu raila will by a dreamliner as a presidential plane etc

     
  • At Friday, June 23, 2006, Blogger kritik said…

    kumbe the dude could not afford to place his ad in the local media.
    according today's (friday) pulse, a spot on supersport cost him about 100000 sh..
    way below the 250000 KTN wud have cost!

    by the way....
    nakumatt is simply fucked!

     
  • At Monday, July 03, 2006, Blogger gathinga said…

    nobody is looking at the fundraising aspect of the whole saga. this jamaa may to trying to portray himself as the next preso of kenya. In that case business people who want deals in kenya 'would need to be his friends'. that includes those pepole eho wanted to buy uchumi..... and kengen but failed.. Raila may score here!!

     
  • At Saturday, July 30, 2016, Blogger Vitalyi Alexandrovich said…

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