Friday, September 14, 2007

Embarrisingly Kenyan

As a Kenyan I am embarrased by the nonesense that is happening around the presidential elections. I imagine myself trying to explain to a foreigner the history of this years presidential candidates. Explaining that the incumbent was elected in 2002 when a number of politicians came together and formed a coalition with the objective of dislodging Kanu from power. But currently the incumbent is supported by the former president who misruled the country for 24 years and one of his newest allies is the Kanu presidential candidate he defeated in 2002 and has for the last five years played the role of leader of the opposition.

Imagine going further to explain that one of the incumbents main opponents was infact one of his strongest allies in 2002 and was instrumental in his election. And some of his strongest supporters were formally in Kanu and they have been going around declaring all the wonderful things they are going to do when they form the next government although they were government ministers for a number of years.

Such a story would sound stranger than fiction.

2 Comments:

Blogger matejivu said...

May be they would understand if you told them that they got it wrong on the 7th wonder from kenya. It is the 9th parliament which has set a world record upon passing the returned media bill and the latest effort to forget all economic crimes prior to 2004.
I love kenya.

Monday, September 17, 2007 2:13:00 PM  
Blogger Samborera said...

What if you tell them that the re-elected president has appointed one of the guys who ran against him in the election as his vice-president.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 5:48:00 PM  

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