I possess no political clairvoyance but I can bet an arm and a leg that Makueni Governor Professor Kivutha Kibwana will not run for President of Kenya.
The able professor is a man with unparalleled smarts and having been in the thick of things when the country was headed to Weimar Republic status, the good professor is clearly in the know that Kenyan voters have a political memory of the proverbial warthog. Good deeds done today will mean absolutely nothing tomorrow!
Said differently, all the rocket-launching projects in Makueni right now will mean absolutely zilch should the Governor dare to have the gall to run for President in 2022. This assertion is a road-tested theory that has painfully morphed into reality.
Kenyans are mesmerized by what Governor Kivutha is doing in Makueni and they have taken to social media with their utopian wishes – the Governor must run for president! To be fair, Makueni residents would love another five years of economic prosperity and universal healthcare. But, the ‘chosen ones’ are just engaging in empty rhetoric for they will quickly rally behind their ethnic choice and condemn alternative choices together with the other independent institutions of our republic.
Kivutha is not interested in seeing helpless people burying toddlers as young as the late Baby Pendo or little girls like the late Moraa, or hundreds of body bags being ferried to Makueni on the eve of a Presidential election in which he is the clear front-runner.
It is here where Kivutha Kibwana, the attorney at law, will not dare plunge in Presidential politics knowing all too well how a Supreme Court decree will suddenly be dubbed a product of “wakora network” and its members put under perpetual death threats.
Governor Kivutha witnessed how the mysterious death of a fellow Makuenian in Senator Mutula Kilonzo Snr was turned into a circus with wild theories that ended in a cul de sac. He knows the system.
As a leader who prefers action and results, the Governor does not wish to see his body of work turned into wild conspiracy theories akin to the ones that dogged the Raila presidential campaigns. As a Kamba, the self-proclaimed “jews” of Kenya will definitely claim that he is a “devil worshipper” who owes his spectacular gubernatorial record to “Lucifer.”
They will also claim that his record amounts to nothing because at one point, Kambas allegedly feasted on dogs and I guarantee you that they will hang that charge on his neck in perpetuity!
But to the Kenyans of goodwill, Governor Kivutha’s record is a sign of what Kenyans can achieve if we jettison tribalism and corruption. Those Kenyans actually do yearn for Kivutha’s leadership at the presidential level.
Unfortunately, Kivutha is not interested in seeing helpless people burying toddlers as young as the late Baby Pendo or little girls like the late Moraa, or hundreds of body bags being ferried to Makueni on the eve of a Presidential election in which he is the clear front-runner.
Governor Kivutha knows that while Makueni remains the shining beacon of hope to many a Kenyan, a fraction of the population may be acting as if its pleased by the results in Makueni but come election day, they will troop back to the tribe while dragging our civilization down with it to the gutter.
Is it any wonder why the Governor appears to tune out all the political noise about a presidential run?