|David Musila. Photo | Capital FM|
A pregnancy, just like a cough and love cannot be hidden as so is selfishness, greediness and gluttony.
How else to describe one time head of provincial administration now turned devolution ambassador — David Musila.
Umau, as he is commonly referred to in the best performing county under the visionary leadership of the once little known Dr Julius Malombe, Umau Musila has now set his eyes on the top seat on tenets of defending devolution which he spend most of his time fighting.
Musila is the epitome of all things wrong with devolution as he was among the great defenders of the plunders and thieves of national resources of this country when he served in the Kanu regime.
History and facts are bound together like buttocks. None will ever hurry to be ahead of the other however how much they are a hurry.
In the 2013 elections, Umau got a political lifeline by hanging on the tail coat of Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and the hard work and sheer sacrifice made by party members including Dr Malombe, for him to win the senate seat.
To show how disdainful Umau is to devolution and to the tenets on which mature democracy is founded, he recently made utterances painting his true self and what he thinks to be democracy.
As a party chairperson, how can Umau say he is being edged out of party nomination? Who is edging him out? If he starts to cry like a baby for fear of stiff competition in his capacity as a party chair, what will aspiring MCAs who are joining the party for the first time do? Commit suicide?
Umau, is a good leader and has influence, but without good strategies, he is bound to lose and already, his Kanu traits have started pulling him down the drain to eternal political oblivion.
For the first time since Kenya attained self and internal rule, the people of Kitui, whom he has represented for generations, have felt power.
The people of Kitui, in the last three years, have felt a sense of belonging akin to Kenya’s independence from the oppressive Britons.
The people of Kitui can now boldly and confidently talk of good utilization of resources and improved business environment both for local and national investors.
The people of Kitui can now talk of better health care services courtesy of the incumbent Dr Malombe and his team of visionary leaders.
Indeed, it is the strict discipline culture indoctrinated by Dr Malombe among his staff that corruption has been nipped in the bud thus results are out for every person to see.
It is easy to traverse the villages now than it was more than five years ago as the road network is on the right track.
In a period of Five years ago, talk of children going to school was almost alien as most would rather stay home and waste away but now, it’s almost becoming a hobby for every parent to take their children to school as they can see an improved sector. There exists a good synergy between the national government and the county government on matters education shining a ray of hope on the sector in the county.
Despite being at the helm of provincial administration several years ago, the security situation in Kitui was one of the jungle, and now Umau wants to take up the leadership of the now tranquil Kitui land. Does this even make sense?
To Umau, after realising that it would be hard to be handed a free nomination ticket for the top seat, due to his perceived low performance on oversight, he has been making secret nocturnal overtures to Jubilee and Narck for an easy ride.
Pundits say that he is an easy bet for the two outfits as they house politicians of his ilk who have been in power for decades but have nothing to their legacies.
“The Wiper wave will not matter in Kitui. The race isn’t about how close one is to Kalonzo Musyoka,” Umau said recently at a rally at Kyuso market where another renegade Wiper MP John Munuve was part of his audience according to The Citizen weekly which reported.
His sentiments have confirmed fears that have been lingering within the party of presence of a fat mole wrecking the boat from within.
It is now becoming clear that cracks which were being reported as emerging in Wiper party were just but a creation of Umau Musila and his wheeler dealers out to paint Mr Musyoka as a bad leader.
This however, has not gained any momentum as the party has withered those tea-cup storms and is even stronger what with most of its governors being ranked among the best performing.
Even his allies have started distancing themselves from him. For instance, Festus Nzungu, a former Mwingi town council chairman gave the senator a bashing likening him to a lascivious gigolo who lust over his grandson’s wife.
It remains to be seen how Umau Musila, as he prepares to hit the 90-year mark, will compete with a young and vibrant Dr Malombe for the Kitui top seat if he ever gets the ticket to run for the top seat.