By Israel Robert Burale
I am absolutely surprised at Mutahi Ngunyi’s complete turnaround from being a respected analyst who carefully picked his statements to a noisemaker purely feeding on personal attacks and careless speak. It’s true as the bible says IN THE MULTITUDE OF WORDS………… I am personally disappointed. I used to rush to buy newspapers just to read his articles now I cringe wondering what he will say next. This is sad…every tweet is making him lose credibility
As a once vexed political analyst, Ngunyi’s regrettable utterances exude the real true colours in him. They say that a broken friendship may be soldered but will never be sound. Whether he is paid to make such derogatory statements or not, one thing he must not forget is that the things he is saying today are engraved in the minds of Kenyans. Kenyans will never forget what he is saying today.
When He makes such belittling brickbats, he confirms to me that all along, he has been pretending to be a balanced political analyst. Before Ngunyi writes, he must not forget that a drop of ink may influence millions either negatively or positively. I want to remind him that irrespective of how much money one is paid to do a job, a good conscience will always be a soft pillow.
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once put it that, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” But I want to advice my friend that it is very expensive to protect a lie.
It’ll take time for Mutahi Ngunyi to restore his long lost glory. But just before then, many will remain lackadaisical towards his opinion. I once thought that Mr. Ngunyi was the superior man slow in his words and earnest in his conduct until recently when I saw his Tweets.
Mutahi’s analytical prowess is still evolving. He is operating yet learning on the job. As far as political analyses is concerned, if he is as wise and balanced as he made many of us to believe, why should he then be afraid of to give vent to the standards he pretended to set?
From once respected cognoscente, Mr. Ngunyi has reduced himself to an online political factotum. Many of us who once believed in his analyses are rueing doing so.