Celebrated and tough talking Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Miguna Miguna is by leadership standards a good man, with admirable leadership qualities and virtues if his speech recordings and debates are anything to go by.
As he calls it, he has a “vision” to transform Nairobi by ridding the once green city in the sun of cartels and their surrogates and straightening the cartel owned media.
But take a moment to think, would a Miguna Miguna governorship be successful?
Me thinks not. And blessed me, my mother and her friends share my opinion.
The person Miguna Miguna seems to have chosen the worst entry path into politics.
He has ruined beyond repair the reputation of all his competitors on the race;
Calling Governor Kidero the Dean of Looters and a bad thief,
Calling Peter Kenneth an academic dwarf with a jiggered mind who has nothing to boast of except beauty,
Calling Senator Sonko a functionally illiterate drug trafficker who he’ll ensure finishes his jail term at Shimo la Tewa prison,
Calling the standard media group , Royal Media’s Mr. S.K Macharia and Co, as the cartels and contaminated media and deeply boring into the character of many other influential people in Nairobi.
As governor, assume he wins, he’ll most likely be the shortest governor in office.
His competitors in the race, as bankrolling majority of the MCA candidates to further cement their grip on power and also protect their rendering interests and as expected, a non cooperation policy between the Executive headed by Governor Miguna and the legislature will ensue, paralysing activities, rejection of bills and even end in an impeachment.
The “cartel media and their surrogates ” and the “shameless pollsters led by Ambitho” , as he calls them, will fight back.
Negative media energy with condemnative opinion ratings will paint a picture of a failed county government and citizens will no forget about the “good manifestos; the light rail and subway system” and want someone who can balance leadership and the murky political waters of the city, weathering the storms that arise.
To extreme levels, God forbid, something bad could even happen. The cartels are never “kind” people.
Our able friend, the Canadian based barrister and solicitor, will be a good yet sad example of how a system can reject and humiliate good intentioned people who did a small miscalculation.
Maybe, the best way to defeat cartels is to get into the system and fight from within, catch them unawares. ..but…
Miguna Miguna seems to have sounded the war drums a little too early and too loudly , and the target cartels and their surrogates are not asleep. They are preparing, if not prepared already.
Nairobi will be forced to reject Governor Miguna, and as sometimes a snake is forced to eat her own child, the good governor will pave way and find refuge in the endless court corridors of course. As expected, will become an activist before giving up and flying back to Canada.
The opinions expressed are purely the writer’s own thoughts that came along over lunch and has no intention of influencing anyone’s feelings or opinion whatsoever.