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How The Late First Lady Lucy Kibaki Rose Into Power

Kenya… When we talk about the life of the late Mama Lucy Kibaki, we only know more about her legacy after President Mwai Kibaki rose into power. We have so little information about her during her husband’s struggle in opposition, her support and general information about how she was like before then.

The main reason why Kenyan will miss her is because she was the only known first lady to leave a legacy for the benefit of Kenyans. She is known to have stood firm on family values and in most of her speeches, she never minced her words about family life.

According to those who knew her Mama Lucy Kibaki much better, her family came first in everything. She is was the first one to hint about Kibaki’s second term in office and she spearheaded his second term campaigns, drawing women behind her. Her effort paid off when her husband was announced the winner of the controversial elections in 2007 that saw Kenya go on knees in dark hour.

The most memorable event happened during the storm in Nation Media center because of ‘defamatory’ headline on one of the their daily news papers. She assaulted some people during that hour of terror and later walked away promising for some more if the do not change their style when address the first family.

Even members of the Kibaki team were not spared. She warned that some people were giving bad advice to the president and that she would deal with them accordingly. This happened some days later when she went physical with one of the Kibaki’s close ally. It was later confirmed that he got fired because of reasons known to a few individuals…

Well, because of Lucy Kibaki’s iron-hand in sensitive matters, it caused uneasiness in members of the public because she was much more like the president… someone they did not voter for. The reason why the media started going blind in her functions. Later, she got lost in the public image!

Pawns In Kenyan Politics

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When a bird is left free, direct from the cage, it starts looking for means to feed itself.  The same happens when someone is left stranded on an island with no one to run to.

In Kenyan politics, the nest of goodies is ripe, with a few individuals ready to jump in and make the difference in their own lives.  Here, there is nothing like being a man or woman of the people, just a big, fattened lie will make one sail through.

In CORD camp, we have those who have been bought and will be used as pawns by their godfathers in politics. Each election year, comes with surprises and pawns are made ready to roll in when big fishes are in for a big fight. The problem with these politicians is that they are only used by the less likely party, and then dumped like rotten tomatoes when the deal is done.

A few years back, we saw Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka bought by the less likely winners— Mwai Kibaki, to stop the most favorite Raila Odinga from becoming the next Kenyan president.  Seven years later, another person, Musalia Mudavadi was bought by the least supported Uhuru Kenyatta to take some votes from Raila Odinga’s basket— and yes! The pawn worked perfectly well.

Now, in 2017 we expect another guy to come out as a pawn for the ruling alliance because things are not that smart come the next general election.

The deal has already been draw… the favorite pawn is already in place and ready to jump into action. The CORD coalition is in internal political wrangles between someone has been cashed out. One, Moses Wetangula has been fished out and the remaining two are not that close allies even in political terms.

The call for Stephen Kalonzo to run for the presidential election come 2017 is a clear thing to note that he is also hanging in balance. These are two free birds that have just been released from the cages and are out to explore their surrounding much better.

The only chance for Raila Odinga by now is to do whatever it takes to bring in Musalia Mudavadi. That way, he will have a slim chance of rising above normal. His dreams might come true.