The tragedy of Kenyan politics is that we discriminate based on tribe, and not on issues. For if we discriminated on issues, Jubilee would by now have no supporter.
Let's first peel the onion on Jubilee. Jubilee promised us laptops for standard one pupils on day one. In true fashion, this would have aligned with the so called 'digital campaign' of Jubilee. However, even at this late in the game, no concrete action has been taken to fulfil this campaign promise. Tablets to a few selected schools is all Jubilee has to show us.
Think about it. In the current world, a standard seven pupil can access the same information that previously would only be accessible to a high flying Harvard Professor. The schools digital program would have unlocked so many opportunities that would have made Kenya successfully take off.
This is the kind of reasoning that the Jubilee voter has to think about. If he had thought this way, UhuRuto would have been sent off packing yesterday. But will they listen, of course not.
And now, more than ever, UhuRuto are launching last minute projects in Central and Rift Valley in a bid to drive up voter enthusiasm. This is the highest degree of conmanship that Jubilee is engaged in.
How did Kibaki, with all his weaknesses, launch free primary education on day one? Where did Kibaki get the money for free primary education on day one? Where did Kibaki get the money for thousands of kilometers of tarmac roads? Why does Uhuru always seem to jump from one white elephant project to another? Why does he always seem to launch projects that are about to start, but never projects that have been completed?
If the Jubilee voter weighs all the facts to scale, he will know that Uhuru has been an utter failure. But of course, Uhuru will hide his incompetence by inflating his kikuyuness. Inflating his kikuyuness has helped him this far. But all is not lost. Someday, the Jubilee voter will dissect this dichotomy and embrace true leadership.