GAITHO lambasts UHURU over “Kula Nyama” remarks, He has zero chills on this one.00:00
…seeing just how damaging those remarks could be, the President’s mindless cheering squads are celebrating because they think it a great put-down.
They think it is brilliant to point out that Jubilee supporters are at the feeding trough while Mr Odinga’s opposition Cord supporters are reduced to looking on hungrily from the outside.
NYAMA CHOMA REMARKS
At the rival political rallies in Nairobi over the weekend, Cord leaders were going hammer and tongs at President Kenyatta over the nyama remarks, while Jubilee politicians such as National Assembly Majority Leader thought it fit to boast that “We are at State House eating meat”.
In a country where a sizeable population has trouble getting one square meal a day and decent shelter, education and medical care, it is heartless for those given leadership positions to boast of how much they are eating, to the exclusion of everybody else.
One would have to be brain-dead not to see that the culture of eating binges defines not just the benefits of being on the winning side, but a retarded and primitive approach to leadership.
Political competition in Kenya has long been defined by the “it’s our turn to eat” mind-set, which also became the title of Michela Wrong’s book on former anti-corruption chief John Githongo.
In essence, we are being told that “Our Turn to Eat” is the guiding philosophy of the Jubilee regime of President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
Kenyans remember only too well how the Kanu kleptocracy of President Moi destroyed the country with its slash-and-burn economics, where those in leadership were not content to pick the fruits, but uprooted the entire tree and moved on to the next one.
Stunts like going for a nyama choma feast at the appropriately-named Kenyatta Market may impress the faithful but do not address the real issue: It is not merely about eating meat, it is about the licence to loot public resources.
Let us never forget that those doing the eating are engorging themselves, not on what is theirs, but on what they steal from the people they rule. God forbid that Kenya is taken down that route again.