I have been informed of your dramatic announcement that you are henceforth a nominal or residual member of Wiper Democratic Movement Party -Kenya (WDMP-K). Further, you have communicated you will not campaign for any WDMP candidates in the Ukambani region.
Presumably, or even logically, you will not step foot in South Eastern Kenya for political work until 8.8.2017. That is your choice. You have decided you will not positively affect the Kamba nation’s over 2 million vote basket.
However, as a new member of WDMP, I believe you have crossed the ethical and moral line when you make certain outrageous claims.
1. The Party Leader of WDMP is undemocratic.
2. The 2017 WDMP nominations were by and large rigged.
3. You have been the main financial contributor to the party.
4. Bernard Kiala of Machakos County should have been the gubernatorial candidate and not Wavinya Ndeti, a party newcomer.
5. Senator David Musila was treated unfairly by the party in the Kitui gubernatorial nominations.
6. Kivutha Kibwana was handed a direct ticket as governor candidate of Makueni County causing another contestant to flee from the party.
7. Wavinya misused CDF during her term as Kathiani M.P.
8. Wiper coalition-building was done without due consultation of party members.
9. The wiper will lose seats in Makueni due to flawed nominations leading to disgruntled aspirants opting for independent candidature.
10. WDMP is now a party staring at division and disintegration. I am sure as time goes on, you will heap more accusations against Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (SKM), other party members and the party as a whole. You may not agree but your political vitriol has been triggered by the democratic defeat of your proxy Kiala.
If the party had authorized the direct nominations of Kiala and Musila, you could today be sitting pretty having added two more feathers to your hat. Kiala was defeated twice by the gallant people of Machakos and Wavinya.
In many public fora, the people of Machakos have candidly stated they are unhappy with you for making them vote twice in the governorship nominations. Unwittingly you have consigned Kiala into political obscurity. I understand you desired to be governor of Machakos through Kiala. I would imagine if you had by now attained the academic qualifications required of a governor candidate, you would have been the candidate yourself. There is still time as we approach 2022.
I did not compete as WIPER governor candidate in 2013 because you imposed your preferred candidate Prof. Phillip Kaloki in Makueni. I had no alternative but to vie through Muungano Party. In Machakos you largely influenced the choice of WIPER candidates in 2013. As a consequence, WIPER lost all the (9) nine Ward seats in your former constituency of Kangundo (now Kangundo and Matungulu).
The party lost five (5) of eight (8) M.P. seats in the county to what you usually call small parties. Assuming you did not influence party nominations in 2013, then you were unable to secure victory for the majority of candidates in your home turf county. You have single handedly driven a spirited campaign for all the ‘’small parties’’ in Ukambani to fold up so that the Kamba nation can be solidly in WIPER as it attracts another following in the larger nation. Obviously, the above strategies do not paint you as a democratic individual.
The Kamba nation has surpassed the 2m voter registration mark. That rich vote will be delivered to NASA without your participation and relevance since you have voluntarily exited from Kamba politics. But just to ask you; how will you campaign for Hon. Raila Odinga our beloved presidential flag bearer without campaigning for SKM his deputy since they are joined at the ‘political hip’? It is not rocket science to understand that to campaign for RAO is also to campaign for SKM.
If you can’t campaign for them in Ukambani, of what immediate value will be your campaign effort? I wish to remind you that you have in the past harmed Kalonzo when you abused communities especially the Kikuyu nation. People thought it was Kalonzo who sent you and yet you were your own messenger. Ethics dictate there are certainly unacceptable utterances within the public space where children and adults jointly inhabit. Political hygiene is an asset.
You also gave the impression that Kalonzo had no political money to run his campaigns when you contributed to ODM-K and WDMP just like other senior members and well-wishers. You have always argued your chief mission is to protect and advance the Kamba nation and SKM. What has changed? You say I shut others from WIPER gubernatorial contest in Makueni.
I clearly stated that I was ready for primaries in many public fora and the media regardless of our coalition agreement. David Masika whom you had fronted decided to shift to the Jubilee leaning party New Democrats where he was guaranteed the position of party leader and the uncontested Makueni governorship ticket. You accused Wavinya of misusing CDF funds.
Why did you have to wait this long to raise the issue? How come the national CDF oversight authority never accused her of impropriety? Why did you support her gubernatorial contest in 2013 if you knew for a fact that she could not be trusted with public funds? What has changed so that you could support her in 2013 and reject her in 2017? It is unfortunate that you did not scrutinize the CDF national records during Wavinya’s parliamentary stint to know Kathiani constituency was one of the best performing constituencies in the country.
You stuck with KANU in 2002 when your former colleagues joined NAK to form NARC and birth the Second Liberation from personal rule authoritarianism. Wiper is growing by leaps and bounds. It is accommodating new entrants from the Kamba nation and the entire nation of Kenya. You can’t just dictate what you want. You can’t just bully at will. The era of tantrums, ego trips, blackmail, megalomania, politico-preneurs and political manipulation is about over. You refused in the WIPER National Executive Council to vote for Muungano Party’s coalition with Wiper. You similarly did not approve of Chama Cha Uzalendo’s (CCU’s) coalition with Wiper.
Why do you want the longevity of a “small” Wiper? Why are you afraid of other talent joining Wiper? How will a stunted Wiper add value to NASA? You have threatened now to support the non-Wiper candidates in Ukambani even if indirectly. How will that help the opposition cause during Nane Nane 17? I wish to inform you that the 2017 Wiper nomination process has been one of the most democratic countrywide. SKM let the National Elections Board and the Appeals tribunal to exercise democracy and justice. If your candidates did not win, it does not mean there was a deficit of democracy in the electoral process. Democratization means Wiper and other national parties can no longer be the property of the founders. Democracy is bitter-sweet. As she begins to flower, she spurns those who overstay in the past: the historicals of any movement who shun the power of transformation. ODM-K and Wiper built your political life from scratch.
Without the Umbrella, you are unshielded, indeed exposed. I advise doing not exit yourself from South Eastern region politics. Mwanaa-aia, you can’t deny SKM a pivotal role in the presidential campaign by deciding that you will replace him at that level. There can only be one deputy presidential candidate in NASA. The NASA presidential slot in 2022 will be occupied by SKM. How will you play politics then if you engineer an early self-afflicted political divorce this year?
I beg of you: please don’t write your political obituary. Don’t delude yourself that in terms of the politics of the Kamba nation you can as of now replace SKM. I know you are overly ambitious and a big dreamer, but be careful of a lofty dream turned a nightmare. Your pet name is Kiamba – a bell of some type. Don’t still your own bell in your biological prime. The Kamba in their philosophic wisdom has a saying: it is wasteful to mourn one who has committed suicide. But nonetheless, we commit you to God so that He may in His mercy cause you to re-examine yourself. We pray you return to us soon as the prodigal son did.