In Luoland we have Raila Mania. The man has managed to utilise this fanatical following to make sure that anyone who even seems a distance threat to his hold on the Luos never sits in parliament. Is this really a man who is a democrat.
Today a professor of mine who used to lecture us about integrity has become Railas court poet. Is this what we should expect if a miracle happens and the man lands in State House.
Raila should be satisfied with his role as the kingmaker. Let him say Kilonzo Tosha or Mudavadi Tosha and at least spend the next five years thumping his chest in funerals telling everyone how because of him so and so is eating in Statehouse
His fanatical followers gives him power that no other politician can claim. But on the other hand its this following that scares the rest of kenyans. Who wants to be led by a man that has an ethnical following that obeys whatever he says like he is some kind of a God?
Remember during the referendum when Raila said that he had read the Wako whatever and found it defective? Does anyone remember what he told his supporters? May be many of you have forgotten. His followers did not have to since he had gone through and should just follow his conclusions!
We can’t forget that Raila fought hard to end the dictatorial regime of Moi. But then again why did he join the same enemy in the government later on only to leave when he knew that he would not be blessed with the presidency? Was he only thinking of his personal gains or did he work with Moi for the benefit of the common mwananchi as he often stated?
If Raila fails to succeed Kibaki will he still have a fanatical following after five years? I sense that the man is desperate. He knows that this might be the last time he might have this kind of clout. The Luos who are among the most educated people in Kenya might soon wake up from the Odinga induced slumber and decide to look for another prophet.
By Kichwa Mbaya!
A reaction to Mr Onditi’s defence for Raila: