Fellow Kenyans, Where do people sell their brains immediately they join Tangatanga? Listening to Barack Muluka, formerly of ANC on JKLive left most of us in limbo. We were shocked that a man with a brain like Barack could not sustain an argument with PLO and resorted to a narrative that those who have gone before him to join Hustler have. A narrative of word throwing and name calling and idol worshipping. Look at David Ndii, he is not the same person who you’d admire for his logical arguments. How many of you recall Bony Khalwale when he will appear on NTV morning show hosted by Deberl Ainea. He was then Assistant party leader in Ford Kenya. He was a gem that many loved to tune in to listen. Today he is a stone thrower, a teargas inhaler and a loitering clueless hustler.
When Barrack was the Secretary General of ANC you will see the logic, the narrative, the sense. Look at the David Ndii of Tangatanga and compare with the David Ndii of NASA team during the 2017 elections. Reason is simple. They lack a political party to give them direction. They are hanging on slogans like Hustler, Clerk, and such that cannot hold in a logical debate.
The feeling of political analysts is that for such great minds to be activated politically, they must serve under a political party that has structures, manifestos, vision and missions. Hustler movement is a rag tag militia similar to Thinkororo, Mungiki, and such. Such rag tag things need rebels Like Miguna Miguna. A well schooled Kenyan like Dr. Bonny or Dr. David Ndii cannot survive in such murk.
So, the question is, why aren’t these luminaries helping DP to have a political party with proper structures? At first it seemed to be a strategy where leaders of the Tangatanga were parliamentarians serving under Jubilee, such that joining another party would have meant they technically lose their positions in govt and parliament. The feeling was that if Ruto is seen to be part of a party he would lose his position as DP. But that is where the hypocrisy lies. Why stick to a party that you no longer subscribe to its ideals?
This school of thought holds water, especially after Ruto poached the likes of Muluka, Omar, Muthama, Ndii and Khalwale who have no parliamentary or government attachments. Why are these senior hustlers under Ruto roaming the country without forming a political party? What factors are holding them back? Why is it is very tricky for them to field a candidate in Msambweni under a political identity? Which police officer will approval a licenses for them to hold political rallies while they remain or nameless? How do they introduce themselves? On whose letterhead or rubber stamp do they use official statements? How do you expect them ho hold logical debates on TV shows?
The Deputy President and team is in hysterical state and is using “all manner of unorthodox tricks, including lack of proper identity “so as to force themselves on Kenyans. It is so sad, that good brains are going to waste as a result.
Peter Amunga is a political analyst.