1) Contrary to what most people may think, this matter still reflects more on the Prime Minister than Miguna Miguna. In one sentence – this fiasco is actuallya case of discrimination (of employment terms) that is being meted out to Miguna,courtesy of the office of the Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service (Francis Muthaura).The Prime Minister has not only been unable to rescue Miguna, but was just a while back almost throwing him completely under the bus (maybe not deliberately).
Ultimately, any citizen could therefore argue that the Prime Minister’s directives (on any matter) may never be fully delivered in desired form. Such directives are apparently first subjected towhimsical vetting by the Isahakhia-Caroli-Muthaura bureaucracy. That is what ultimately contributes to the terms and phrases we read from the Wikileaks diplomatic cables such as the Prime Minister’s;“unreliability”, “ineffectiveness”, “fecklessness”,and“poor managerial skills”!
With the current bureaucracy surrounding him (OPM), if directives can’t be followed as instructed, it may be safe to conclude that the Prime Minister cannot generally be counted on to deliver 100%. Once the public gets used to this pattern, they definitely can't surely count on a President Odinga (if that happens), surrounded by an even bigger bureaucracy, to deliver? Wouldn’t junior officials surrounding him willfully twist his own directives (with no consequences)?
As Adongo and others have pointed, things get even complicated when one realizes that the same bureaucracy at the OPM is the same one that was publicly accused of inappropriate involvement in the maize importation saga, and misappropriation of KKV funds into ineligible expenditures.This same bureaucracy that Miguna himself has accused of dabbling in graft, was the same one left to handle Miguna’s reinstatement. Is anyone surprised that rather than follow reinstatement instructions from the PM, they instead served Miguna a warning letter?
By Gateway of Jukwaa
Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga, I am again addressing you from my humble abode in Missouri, U.S.A.. Yes, I that guy from Manyatta who used to be your Youth and fought many battles for you on the streets of Kisumu City. I remember in Narok as you campaigned for Kibaki in 2002 how not even the Maasai Morans brought by KANU could dare come close to your meeting. We were ready to lay down our lives for you. We believed in you. We would jump in a bullet's way to save you. I still regret what some of the youths did to the late Dr Oki Ooko Ombaka when he came with Prof Ghai to Kisumu. All I remember is that a NCCK Landrover was burned and the blind professor (may his soul rest in peace) was humiliated. When my late brother (name withheld) captured a headline in the EA STANDARD about your inability to unite with Ghai Commission, youths went looking for him to kill him. I had to tell him to hide after some of the youths told me to protect him. That is how zealous your followers were/are. They can KILL over a headline that does not depict your interests in good light. Well, let me quickly add that my brother's later death is in no way related to your youths. I do not want any INSINUATIONS made.
To cut the long story short, a lot of water has gone under the bridge. You have continued to help transform Kenya. What worries me a lot is the increasing accusations against you bordering on TRUSTWORTHINESS. All are crying that you are not keeping your part of the bargain. I see a pattern consistent with what most of your political detractors accuse you off namely, you cannot be trusted. Is it that you are just too MACHIAVELLIAN? How will we make a difference between you and say others that you constantly accuse of being anti-reformists?? Why are you always opposed to anything that does not serve your interests?? Are you really keen on serving KENYANS or yourself?? If you are that popular in Nyanza, why are other divergent political voices muzzled?? Why that string of subtle dictatorial gene in you?
Are we believing a lie? Why are you MIS-HANDLING Miguna Miguna?? Why are you playing POLITICS with his life?? Why don't you show leadership by clearly stating to the PUBLIC what's up?? All that is coming out is that you NEVER care about your DEALINGS. And that PISSES some of us off badly? What if i had died for you?? Would it have been worth it?? Some of my friends went to prison because in the bigoted minds they killed to advance your political agenda. Why are you letting your people DOWN especially a year to an ELECTION that your are best placed to WIN??
Now that the ORACLES are OPEN and I do not call myself GATEWAY for no reason, I Will Give you some ADVICE. Not as a PRIME MINISTER, but as a mere mortal that the gods want to ADDRESS. Put down your office and LISTEN. In simply words the spirits wnat me to address you in your native tongue. WEK SANDO NYAWADU. That's all I got from the ORACLES.
Back to where we were. What is Isakhalia (sp) helping you with?? Why are you afraid to DEFINE yourself Boldly by cracking a whip on these "useless' people around you? Are their VOTES enough to propel you to State House?? Why don't you at times listen to "FOOLS" like us?? And what did you do to people like JAMES ORENGO that they have just turned into court poets?? Why can't you roll with people who can STAND up to you and tell you the TRUTH, but still LOVE and support you?? Is that what I heard some were uncomfortable with in MIGUNA MIGUNA?? I think you need to surround yourself with 100 people like MM who can tell you the truth or else your match to State House will end sadly and others in future will just read about how you nearly became the president. I am not very educated, but feel free to ask ME for directions. I engage with the ORACLES from time to time and there is a real POSSIBILITY that you are HEADED Nowhere if you do not change your style of doing things. YOU cannot keep betraying your way thru life. Again remember the advice from the oracles today was "WEK SANDO NYAWADU"
And to Miguna Miguna, you need to be thankful that the mistake at the office did is good for you. It gave you an opportunity to even gain a higher ground. I wish this MUTUAL friend could back what you are saying. I kind of suspect this Mutual friend could be Onyango Oloo. I may be wrong. I will consult the oracles on that. Right now the GATEWAY is closed. Anyway, Miguna Miguna, yes, I say it was in your best interest to find a reason/excuse to turn down the job. You had said too much in your anger that you going back there would just be LAUGHABLE. I know you were angry and that made you call him conman among other things. Yes, Anger can make us say things we do not believe. So i will assume you were not lying about Raila because you were ANGRY. May be you were which again would be LAUGHABLE. But if were telling the truth, it would be hard for you to go back to that office and downplay such issues. So your best bet is to find a way to continue fighting for change. You do not have to be in Raila's bus. You can start your own party or as someone suggested you can lead COTU. i think you can do a good job there. I would probably join your party as ADVISER on condition that you do not fire me the way you were fired by Agwambo.
Keep writing. Start a radio talk show and invite HArd core democrats. Start a youth party and do an OBAMA in KENYA in the next elections. I am just saying. Just leave Raila alone. His MISTAKES will one day catch up with him and it will be a big shame to most of us who have believed in HIM. We do not know where we will start. Happy New Year Guys!