By Professor Mutahi Ngunyi
It is now apparent that that village runaway political fugitive Edwin Sifuna long lost the script. It is now clear that he can never beat Sakaja even if he hired the best of magicians like those who advised Pharaoh. After unavailingly playing all cards, the only card left in him is that of tribe. But unfortunately, it is doing him more harm than good. There is enough reason to believe that he will lose terribly.
The propaganda paraded by his team on social media are an exercise in futility because they don’t add any value to his campaign. The KRA slips posted by his naive bloggers on social meadia are all fake because the pin number does not corroborate the names. Only a fool from Mars can believe them. It only confirms how unprofessional NASA bloggers have become because Nairobians will not elect you based on your ethnicity, but integrity and industriousness.
Sakaja is highly principled and firm. His track record as Member of Parliament is the ladder he is majestically climbing. The five years he spent as MP has tapered him into a firebrand that Nairobians cannot afford to ignore because they truly desire economic progress through genuine leadership.
Those naïve NASA bloggers making mountains out of the molehills on Sakaja’s ethnicity have elected deceptive path. They know he is a cynosure and thus doing everything outside the books to try and stop him. Nairobians have said no because Sakaja is here to rescue their County by sponsoring bills in Senate that’ll help tackle eradicate insecurity, corruption and revamp their economy. There is time for everything. Sakaja is the messiah they have been yearning for.
Sifuna has now realized that the losing calamity he envisages is uncomfortably close. He will not survive. By branding Johnson Sakaja a non-Luhya, the boy is unknowingly raising hell against himself. Commonsense and decency of content long abandoned him.
Sifuna must be told there is no shortcut to maturity. For Sakaja, he is brave. He knows that it takes maturity to be patient while Sifuna nags. Recently, Sifuna erected billboards across Nairobi County at the behest of taxpayer’s money through City Council. He thinks Nairobians are unaware. He thinks Nairobians are fools? What the hell does he take us for? Useful idiots?
Someone should tell Sifuna that having integrity is better than having money from questionable sources.
By inspiring online busybody online hack writes with bundles, it only confirms that Edwin has suddenly become a lame duck. Unfortunately, it is too late to pick him off the canvas. No amount of chicanery will endear him to the hearts of the people of Nairobi.
It is no secret that the corruptive tendency of NASA bloggers to brand Sakaja names has become unbearable. It is laughable that having realized that Nairobians are in the mood to elect Senator Sakaja irrespective of his tribe or party affiliation, Mr. Sifuna is suddenly shy of an open contest. He has resolved to solicit for Luhyia votes by rechristening him names such as Koskei, Mogaka and Oluoch.
Why is the factotum afraid to throw his hat into the ring for a legitimate contest? Perhaps he is afraid of a colossal defeat menacingly staring at him in the face and he would rather latch into untenable theatrics to attract sympathy votes from Luhyas.
The latest opinion polls have clearly indicated that if elections were held today, Johnson Sakaja would beat Edwin Sifuna like a talking drum. Having seen the imminent defeat in the horizon, Sifuna now believes blemishing the ethnic person of Sakaja would help him preserve and perpetuate Luhya votes. But he is grossly mistaken nevertheless. Nobody is deceived.