Kalonzo Musyoka Chickens out of 2017 Presidential Race: Prefers to Be a Sweeper


Kalolonzo Musyoka’s declaration that he would rather take a sweeper’s offer at state house rather than contest against Raila Odinga gave meaning to one of the most quoted observations by Steinbeck John that ‘a journey is like a marriage. The definite way to be wrong is to think you can control it’
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Just five years ago, Kalonzo Musyoka was enjoying his golden moments as retired President Kibaki’s deputy.
Kalonzo had since riveted the hopes of Ukambani people with him being the community’s torch bearer on the road to State House. That hope was heralded throughout the Moi regime where Kalonzo was the favorite “good boy” to the then president Daniel arap Moi.
Following his hilarious predictions in the 2007 elections  about “kupita katikati” (passing in between) Raila and Kibaki during the contest; Kalonzo was seen as the heir apparent to inherit the reins of power after Kibaki.
Unfortunately, Kenya’s politics have since metamophorsized from dynastic patronage to competitive playing field. The politics of the day have gradually changed as are still evolving. The ‘dirty game’ is getting more silted by the day.
Kalonzo, being the good gentleman that he is, has never been tainted even in the middle of those involved in the perpetual miasma of corruption. He is a born again Christian, a factor that perhaps has contributed to his outstanding character. The author of this page is not privy to Kalonzo’s wealth hence cannot say how much he is worth.
The election of 2007 and the events that followed thereafter played into the hands of Kalonzo Musyoka. He found himself being appointed the Vice President in a concocted coalition that ruled the country until Uhuru Kenyatta took over. Based on the political realignments that are beginning to emerge, Kalonzo seems to want to retire from politics.
This is May 2017, way too far from August 2017 when elections will kick off. Yet, Kalonzo throws in the towel, long before the jostling begins.  The fact that Kalonzo for now has no elective post does not mean he is politically unviable to the people of Ukambani and Kenyans at large. He has endeared himself to many across the country.
A day in politics is too long, and many things can take place. Kalonzo’s early exit from the presidential race seems to many people as a sign of cowardice. He is not ready to fight to wade through the political murky waters.
Why should Kalonzo be willing to play second fiddle; remains a riddle to many of his supporters. Outside Ukambani, Kalonzo is perceived as Mr. Clean, particularly among the Christian fraternity but inside his wiper party, grumbling amid discontent is rife.
The people of Ukambani are now forced to look another way; in search for one who can perhaps be brave enough to fight his or her way to State House. However, the road to State House is often pegged on performance.
The current Governor of Machakos County, Mr. Alfred Mutua would have been the best fit to run for presidency come 2017. However, reactions to his performance contract as the governor shows that he’s got the right idea-politically at least. But, the political pundits in the county have been eager to see Mutua declare his stance as the political realignment season is here.
Governor Mutua is yet to put his County’s fiscal house in order, with corruption allegations coupled with perennial infighting between him, his deputy and several MCAs being in sharp focus. It remains to be seen whether Raila Odinga’s other co principal Mr. Moses Wetangula will also choose to apply for a subordinate job at State House if Rail makes it to the presidency in the coming elections.

Recently Discovered “Mirosoft Paint”could be a UFO:


Source: Daily Star

 

An odd alien-looking creature has stunned researchers and scientists and the general public alike. The researchers involved in the Deep Sea mission described the jelly fish as looking like scifi-fi movies as opposed to typical sea life.
The creature was discovered several thousands of feet beneath the water surface. Owing to its semblance of a terrestrial UFO, scientist have given it the name “Microsoft Paint”
The jellyfish with a fluorescent color has spider-like tentacles.
The findings were uncovered by scientists at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration located in West Pacific.
A scientist say the animal belongs to a genus called Crossota and was found residing 2.3 miles deep below sea level at Challenger Deep area of Pacific.
Source: Daily Star
Challenger Deep is the lowest ebb at Mariana Trench, some 36,000 feet below the sea waters.
Due to its physical characteristics-more of artistic than real life form; the scientists gave it the name Microsoft Paint. It actually looks like something drawn using MS Paint program on your laptop.
The researchers were able to unearth this discovery with the aid of a remotely controlled vehicle.

Raila Announces Pull Out of 2017 Presidential Race: Devastating For Supporters


CORD leader Raila Odinga has come out to state clearly that he will not offer himself for the presidential race come next year’s general election.
Source: D post
An emphatic Raila Odinga told Al Jazeera TV station that unless IEBC is removed from office, it would be futile for him to participate in elections supervised by it.
At the same time Raila said he could foresee chaos as a result of biased election. His main concern was that the current IEBC commissioners are pro-Jubilee and they are bent to follow instructions from the ruling coalition.
Raila at the same time has announced that the opposition CORD and its entire membership will stage another protest outside IEBC building at Anniversary Towers on Monday next week i.e. on 9th May, 2016.
Meanwhile murmurs are rife in Kalonzo Musyoka’s Ukambani turf in regard to his scheduled meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kalonzo hinted on May 1st that he would play host to President Uhuru Kenyatta when he tours the area in the coming weeks.
It should be noted that jitters have been vivid within CORD leadership especially in regard to who their flag bearer would be-come next year (2017).
The trio, consisting of the current supremo, Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka has individually promised their tribes that they would go for the presidency when the next general election is due. CORD’s internal reforms that were instituted recently seem to be a pointer to what the party would want to see happen ahead of 2017.
Our crew got up with some die-hard CORD supporters many of whom could not bear or even imagine that Raila Odinga would fail co contest next year’s election.
From the look of things and, based on experience, the election-supervising body; IEBC is not likely to be plugged out of office by way of street demos. The constitution spells out clearly on how such a constitutionally instituted entity can be disbanded. However, Raila knows this as much as you do. It would even be more futile to try to evict IEBC via parliamentary vote due to the tyranny of numbers that’s enjoyed by Jubilee. CORD do not want to hear such; but it is the truth.
Imagine a political scenario in next year’s election without Raila Odinga. Have your say!