Kenya's Defence Minister Yusuf Haji Hints at Joining Uhuru's TNA
Defence Minister Mohamed Yusuf Haji has for the first time indicated his intention to join The National Alliance party (TNA) of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta. Although he was widely anticipated to make such move, Mr Haji told the Standard On Sunday that he is focused to exiting the country’s oldest party, the Kenya Africa National Union (KANU) and will join TNA which although just five months old is making inroads into the political landscape.
“I am determined to join TNA,” said the Ijara MP, adding that he, together with others, will cross the bridge at the appropriate time.
He said high-level consultations amongst the locals including the political elite are going on to agree, as a family of Garissa County, when to defect from Kanu and join TNA.
Haji’s pronouncement comes barely a week after the council of elders in Garissa resolved, without any condition, to back him for the Senator’s post come the General Election scheduled for March 4, 2013. Haji said he is overwhelmed by the support he has received from the residents and those in the Diaspora in his ambition to be in the political limelight. “I am very happy to receive huge support from my people and I believe in them,” said Haji. He said as the elections approach, he will strive to unite the local people.
Source: The Standard
Uongozi nchini kenya ni kitu cha kushangaza, kubabaisha na kuzubaisha. Uongozi tutokapo sio asili ila ni miigo ya kubandikwa na kujibandika. Unabandikwa kuwa kiongozi kwa kisingizio kwamba marehemu babako, dadako, nduguyu au shemejio aliye kuwa rais, waziri au mbunge, yuahitajika kuridhiwa na wewe. Hukuwa kiongozi awali. Hujawahi kushikilia uongozi hata mashinani. Unajitokeza tu, unavaa suti ya mtumba na tai maridhawa, na kuanzisha kampeini. Kwa ajali, unakuwa kiongozi, rais, waziri, au mbunge. Tumeyaona hayo tayari. Uhuru, Raila, Musalia, Bi. Kones, Wamalwa, Gideoni, Kamar, na wengineo wanaingia katika orodha hio. Wengineo kama Waititu, Makwere, Midiwo nk,. wanajibwaga katika orodha ifuatayo.
Kwanza, wanaaza kuegemeza macho yao kwenye chama ambacho kina dalili za kushinda na kitakacho wawezesha kuingia uongozizi kwa urahisi bila kupingwa. Wanjiru, Shebesh, Haji, na wengineo ni wa sampuli hio. Ni kwa sababu uongozi Kenya si wa kuwatumikia wananchi ila ni wa kuchumia tumbo zao tu; kupotosha wananchi kwa manufaa yao wenyewe; kujihusisha na sera za ufisadi wa kujiongezea posho na marupurupu mengineo ambayo wanayanjengea sheria ili ionekane kuwa ufisadi; wanaungana kwa mchakacho wa kuwasilisha na kupitisha sheria ambazo zitawahudumia wao, zitawafaidi wao na zitawanufaisha wao, jamaa zao, jamii zao na marafiki zao. Hawa wote wako katika orodha hii.
Mwishowe, kunakuwa na kutoridhishwa kwa huduma zozote. Wananchi wanaguna, bila kusema lolote. Isitoshe basi. Viongozi hawa wanaendelea kujineemesha na kushibisha matumbo yao. Wanakusahau wewe. Wanatusahau sisi. Wengi wamejawa na mihimili ya uovu na wanaelewa wazi kwamba, Kenya haijawahi kuongozwa na watu baki-kapuku wasioweza kuvivurumisha ndege, ila baiskeli, bodaboda na pikipiki. Na wewe Mkenya unawachagua tu, eti walikupa sh100 na ukatindi ukatindika. Unasahau kuwa kesho sio, kesho ni ya wanao, vijana chipukizi, viongozi wa kesho. Unatumia kura yako kuiiuza haki yako na ya watoto wako. Hiki kama kicheko tu, huh!
This guy should be hinting at going home. What political productivity can we expect from a fellow who was a district assistant in 1961! Really! Grant it to the man, party hopping and shopping is consistent with his survival instinct. As an administrator, he was part of the generation that perfected the art of coasting along and playing the political patronage game for survival.
What, I think he should be telling us, are the most important credentials he brings on the 21st century leadership table. Possibly none. His generation can easily be characterized as the "political-till-death-do-us-part" fogeys and deadwood that remain part of our political old stock.
Safi sana Mtulivu. If there is anybody between age 25 and 45 old sound minded Kenyan, they hope they are thinking right to put this country in the Era of new Technology(Age of iphone, iPad, fibre optic internet, medical care and good living standard). Then don't listen to this old people with old ideas on our era, because they have ruined our generation.