Kenyan politics is taking a new shape as different coalitions are being formed as we approach the much anticipated August general elections. Politicians who were enemies before and campaigned against each other are now friends while formerly political friends are now enemies.
They say that, in politics there are no permanent enemies, the only thing permanent in politics is interest. But now, what do common citizens, living below the poverty line stand to gain from the current political mish-mash?
President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Azimio La Umoja Patron and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate campaigned against each other in the past two general elections. They later held a closed door meeting and shook hands. They said they did it for the benefit of Kenyans.
President Uhuru and his Deputy William Ruto have worked together many times. In fact, the deputy president has been reminding his boss the many times they stood together and how he delivered him to the crown.
William Ruto and Raila Odinga are now political enemies. They played in and for the same team in 2007, a team where Raila was the captain. The last time the two held a meeting together, what they discussed was never brought to public.
In 2022 we still have the same monkeys in different forests. They are still promising us the same things they have been promising for decades.
Politics is not a game of white garments, it’s a dirty game but we should not allow it to be.
Now that they have formed new coalitions, what are we going to gain as citizens or these guys are busy protecting their interests? Do they consider the interests of the youths before forming these coalitions?
I believe time is right to answer these disturbing questions and forever change the game.