While the opposition were maximizing on negativity and weaknesses of, then, ruling party in Kenya, the then President announced in one political rally that his party will rule Kenya for one hundred years.
You know what? Many people thought it was a joke of their lifetime. They thought it was a matter of time before the actual overhaul of everyone from the ruling party from the office and the downfall of the beast from people’s mind. All Kenyans wanted was the new beginning and the break from ‘over 30 years’ of dictatorship.
After years away from the Jogoo’s iron hand, the country is yet to gain those promised reforms in governance and leadership as whole. In fact, those people who were once championing for continuity of KANU in office were then happily in the new opposition parties.
While people were chanting for change in the hope for change in 2002, they barely understood why the then president was very comfortable with the whirl wind of change. All he could tell the anti-KANU crowd was that they will wish KANU was still in power.
In fact, it only took Kenyans three years to realize that the new president was part of continuing KANU reign—formerly the vice president in KANU government. He was there to hide dirty deeds perpetrated by the former government. He was in several occasions seeking advice from the former president and dictatorship evolved into something else—the quiet hit and smooth escape.
Well this system leadership was passed on to the current Jubilee government— being lead by the former KANU presidential flag bearer and the Youth for KANU 92 activist. So, it is obvious that the same KANU leadership ideology is the key to everything happening in Kenya. Oops! It was not a game changer but rather, the change of players in the same game.
Now we do not have genuine people running for the top seat in the country. Even in the opposition, the heads of big political parties in Kenya are former KANU members who served for years in office. Obviously, Kenyans are being played!