Saturday

Raila Website

Have you looked www.raila07.com? have you looked at the resume? is this the man you want to be your president? the man who has been to almost every political party in kenya? even though he is considered King of Luo, is he worth all that hype? I know he has some die hards but do they follow him because of what he went through during Moi's governement or because of his father? I believe the only reason Raila get to be listened to is because there is no one from Nyanza region who has been able to step in his shoes as a leader. I dont believe he is charismatic.

To some extent he seems like he can be a dictator, he sounds ruthless and he has never made any development sense in his speech all along even when he was in the government he has been working and talking about this dream. I think he is self centered, even though he gave Kibaki the chance to run on NARC ticket, he did so expecting something....and that something (prime minister post) never came by. Apart from Nyanza and parts of Kibera in Langata Constituency, Mathare in Kasarani Constituency and maybe part of NEP i dont see where else in the country Raila can get votes from. He should forget about the Orange euphoria because one thing kenyans are good at is forgeting and they have already forgoten that Raila and the team won at that time.

My simple advice to Raila is

  1. to show the country that he is a serious man and dont care about being a leader.
  2. Be of a political party and be supportive even when he is not the Chairman of that party
  3. Accept what you have, accept you can not win all the time....bottom line accept
  4. Dont back bite and be out there looking for alliances to support your selfish ideas
Maybe when he understands that then he will be in a position to lead the country but he has to wait for another 10 years before he can even think of being elected as the president. You would be suprised how many people would prefer Kibaki back as the president than Raila but whom am i to judge..........lets wait for msema kweli

9 comments:

James said...

RAILA WILL NEVER RULE KENYA LETS ALL AGREE ON THAT, I DO BELIEVE HE IS JUST LIKE HIS FATHER MAYBE MORE, CARES MORE ABOUT HIS EGO AND POLITICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAN HE CARES ABOUT HIS OWN PEOPLE

Sillah said...

Those who are offended by Raila seeking the Presidency do not seem to have any reason as to why he should not be. They are simply afraid of his desire for a corruption free state. They are scared to death because their very existence has been fueled by corruption, tribalism and nepotism. They are people who cannot compete effectively in a transparent and well-checked environment. It is common knowledge that most these detractors of Raila are people whose intelligence is questionable and they enjoy a situation where standards are not defined. Raila has forever insisted on standards and this is what many Kenyans are not used to. If standards were imposed, many people in Kenya would lose the clout they enjoy now. But as it has been said, an idea whose time has come cannot be stopped. Raila is like an idea whose time has come. The hue and cry will not stop the inevitable.

Jeck said...

There is always a time for everything.This is the time that most kenyans have been waiting for, just to have a leader that will stand high and call a spade a spade and not a big spoon.
Not everyone can like Raila but watching the pace at which Kenyans are ready to accept the truth, let nobody strongly say that Raila will never rule kenya.
What if those people wake up one mornig and finds out that Wakenya "wameongea" and its Raila the president, will they leave kenya for a nother country? Raila is a born kenyan and has all the rights to lead kenyans.
Jexs

john said...
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john said...

Oyato
Those who are saying that Raila cannot rule are deliberately refusing to compare the past, the present and the future. who knew that the incumbent president would improve the economy? Even the then President..Mr. Moi, rubbished the political euphoria and said that the people will want him to come back to power. I think he is still waiting.
Raila should be given a fair chance and with the high decorum that he has and revealing what Kenyans really wanted to know but kept off from them by the Government, he has shown that he is worth that seat.

Anonymous said...

I am tired of Kiuks thinking they are the greatest people in Kenya. We will never have a Kiuk president after Kibaki the thief leaves office!

Mathee said...

Dear Editor,

Prof. Kibwana should tell the public how the saga
surrounding the creation of a coalition
government in Kenya is suggesting that two
centers of power are being fronted for? Who is
creating those two centers of power? Is the fact
that the ODM partner is putting forward its
proposals for the constitution of a coalition
government by suggesting logistics for the number
of ministries, their functions, and their
distribution among
the coalition partners simply amounts to creation
of two centers of power? The concept, ordinary or
otherwise of legal equality of PNU and ODM in
such a proposed coalition, was a subject of long
deliberation during the mediation process for the
National Accord and Reconciliation Act and the
constitutional amendment to bring into effect the
grand coalition government. What does the
professor understand by the concepts "portfolio
balance" and "equal partners" or representation
of partners in a government that reflects each
partners parliamentary strength? The concepts or
ideas were buzzwords during the negotiation for
a grand coalition government.

Prof. Kibwana perhaps understands that every law
or constitutional provision has its spirit and
letter which he understands better than we can
doubt if he cares to consider the legal terms in
their relevance and application to the
constitutional amendment and the National Accord
and Reconciliation Act. Can prof. Kibwana deny
that even if the president retains the executive
powers provided for under the constitution (which
is true), then such powers must be exercised
within the bounds and limits or
spirit and letter of the already mentioned
constitutional amendment and National Accord and
Reconciliation Act? Exercise of presidential
powers in the manner the presidency did it before
the mentioned changes would simply contradict the
constitutional changes and the National Accord and
Reconciliation Act. Prof. Kibwana, if I am not
wrong, must remember that the provisions of the
mentioned changes in law and the constitution
require the formation and implementation of the
coalition government to subordinate and supersede any
other law or constitutional provisions? If this is true, then

Prof. Kibwana’s sweeping statements about the executive

power of the presidency are subject to the recent

relevant constitutional and law changes.

Prof Kibwana's suggestion that Kibaki or a Kenyan
president for that matter can exercise the imperial presidential

without its limitation by the parameters of the mentioned

constitutional and law changes cannot only be

further from the truth but also
denies the very principle and logic on which the
constitutional amendment and statute changes were
made and intended for. What Prof. Kibwana himself
states about the preamble of the mentioned Act (paraphrase)-“… that
no government can be formed exclusively by one party in Kenya
due to the existing political situation…”. Clearly
the mentioned constitutional and legal changes
recognize that PNU and ODM cannot each single
handedly constitute and operate a government that
can exercise complete authority over the country
and help bring about harmoniously and effectively
the necessary socio-economic development to meet
a constitutional contract with its people.


The mentioned changes in law and the
constitutional amendment admit the necessity for
equal share of power for governance between the two

parties. Prof. Kibwana goes ahead and boldly states

that the already mentioned constitutional change and

law for the formation of a grand coalition government

do not provide for allocation of top posts to ODM in the
public service and the judiciary. What does
Kibwana understand by a government? A government
exists at the executive (which includes the civil
service), the judiciary and the legislature
(parliament). What was the purpose of the grand
coalition? The grand coalition is an ecologic
policy concept which recognizes that outcomes
of governmental policy constituted within the
concept of grand coalition manifest in
a down stream trajectory implementation of the grand

coalition policy at the three levels of government.

You cannot achieve a grand coalition by distributing

posts to legislative individuals only otherwise the
theory and practice of policy formulation, implementation,

and adjudication (judiciary) fails completely. Prof. Kibwana

wishes that Kibaki is not limited by the provisions of

the recent law changes so that people like him could be

easily accommodated in plum state jobs at the

expense of the tax payer. Let him face reality and return

to teach law at the university, a task the public paid most

dearly for to have him do best. He has been in politics and

noisy for many years without impressing upon his fellow

legislators the need to remunerate productive professors in

Kenyan universities appropriately and not pay them at a

rate that is one third of the remuneration of first degree

holders in government departments whose responsibilities

are mainly appending of signatures to government documents

and attending unproductive meetings and seminars.


With all due respect to Prof. Kibwana, let him
stop pretending that being a professor of law can
stop us from making common sense of the requirements

expected of the presidency to realize a coalition government.

He should not make a mockery
of himself! He simply wants to believe that law
manifests itself just mechanically the way he
suggests that an interpretation of the grand
coalition provision should have set a side
schedules for specifying how exactly portfolio
balance was to be achieved between the two parties!

If we were to specify everything about law, would human

beings not for sure become slaves to law?

Anonymous said...

Dear Editor,

Prof. Kibwana should tell the public how the saga
surrounding the creation of a coalition
government in Kenya is suggesting that two
centers of power are being fronted for? Who is
creating those two centers of power? Is the fact
that the ODM partner is putting forward its
proposals for the constitution of a coalition
government by suggesting logistics for the number
of ministries, their functions, and their
distribution among
the coalition partners simply amounts to creation
of two centers of power? The concept, ordinary or
otherwise of legal equality of PNU and ODM in
such a proposed coalition, was a subject of long
deliberation during the mediation process for the
National Accord and Reconciliation Act and the
constitutional amendment to bring into effect the
grand coalition government. What does the
professor understand by the concepts "portfolio
balance" and "equal partners" or representation
of partners in a government that reflects each
partners parliamentary strength? The concepts or
ideas were buzzwords during the negotiation for
a grand coalition government.

Prof. Kibwana perhaps understands that every law
or constitutional provision has its spirit and
letter which he understands better than we can
doubt if he cares to consider the legal terms in
their relevance and application to the
constitutional amendment and the National Accord
and Reconciliation Act. Can prof. Kibwana deny
that even if the president retains the executive
powers provided for under the constitution (which
is true), then such powers must be exercised
within the bounds and limits or
spirit and letter of the already mentioned
constitutional amendment and National Accord and
Reconciliation Act? Exercise of presidential
powers in the manner the presidency did it before
the mentioned changes would simply contradict the
constitutional changes and the National Accord and
Reconciliation Act. Prof. Kibwana, if I am not
wrong, must remember that the provisions of the
mentioned changes in law and the constitution
require the formation and implementation of the
coalition government to subordinate and supersede any
other law or constitutional provisions? If this is true, then

Prof. Kibwana’s sweeping statements about the executive

power of the presidency are subject to the recent

relevant constitutional and law changes.

Prof Kibwana's suggestion that Kibaki or a Kenyan
president for that matter can exercise the imperial presidential

without its limitation by the parameters of the mentioned

constitutional and law changes cannot only be

further from the truth but also
denies the very principle and logic on which the
constitutional amendment and statute changes were
made and intended for. What Prof. Kibwana himself
states about the preamble of the mentioned Act (paraphrase)-“… that
no government can be formed exclusively by one party in Kenya
due to the existing political situation…”. Clearly
the mentioned constitutional and legal changes
recognize that PNU and ODM cannot each single
handedly constitute and operate a government that
can exercise complete authority over the country
and help bring about harmoniously and effectively
the necessary socio-economic development to meet
a constitutional contract with its people.


The mentioned changes in law and the
constitutional amendment admit the necessity for
equal share of power for governance between the two

parties. Prof. Kibwana goes ahead and boldly states

that the already mentioned constitutional change and

law for the formation of a grand coalition government

do not provide for allocation of top posts to ODM in the
public service and the judiciary. What does
Kibwana understand by a government? A government
exists at the executive (which includes the civil
service), the judiciary and the legislature
(parliament). What was the purpose of the grand
coalition? The grand coalition is an ecologic
policy concept which recognizes that outcomes
of governmental policy constituted within the
concept of grand coalition manifest in
a down stream trajectory implementation of the grand

coalition policy at the three levels of government.

You cannot achieve a grand coalition by distributing

posts to legislative individuals only otherwise the
theory and practice of policy formulation, implementation,

and adjudication (judiciary) fails completely. Prof. Kibwana

wishes that Kibaki is not limited by the provisions of

the recent law changes so that people like him could be

easily accommodated in plum state jobs at the

expense of the tax payer. Let him face reality and return

to teach law at the university, a task the public paid most

dearly for to have him do best. He has been in politics and

noisy for many years without impressing upon his fellow

legislators the need to remunerate productive professors in

Kenyan universities appropriately and not pay them at a

rate that is one third of the remuneration of first degree

holders in government departments whose responsibilities

are mainly appending of signatures to government documents

and attending unproductive meetings and seminars.


With all due respect to Prof. Kibwana, let him
stop pretending that being a professor of law can
stop us from making common sense of the requirements

expected of the presidency to realize a coalition government.

He should not make a mockery
of himself! He simply wants to believe that law
manifests itself just mechanically the way he
suggests that an interpretation of the grand
coalition provision should have set a side
schedules for specifying how exactly portfolio
balance was to be achieved between the two parties!

If we were to specify everything about law, would human

beings not for sure become slaves to law?

PAUL NETIA said...

RAILA IS ONE LEADER THAT WILL STAND FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE KENYA ND EVEN IF IT MEANS ENDING HIS CAREER HE WILL DO IT SEE MAU AND ETC. I WILL ALWAYS VOTE FOR HIM EVEN IF IT MEANS HAVING ONLY TWO VOTES IN THE BALLOT BOX, ONE FOR HIM AND ONE MINE I WILL DO IT. HE HAS CREATED THE DEMCRATIC SPACE THAT OTHER POLITICIANS ARE ENJOYING NOW EVENN KIBAKI 'MAVI YA KUKU' MWAI.

RAILA BRAVO AND A LUTA CONTINUA!!!!!!!