There has been no hyped event in recent times like Raila’s presidential launch that is happening earlier today.
The build up was so gigantic that most people started confusing it with a swearing in ceremony. Even Embakasi East MP Babu Owino called relevant powers to come and swear in Baba that day as the 5th president of this republic.
There were rumors that President Uhuru Kenyatta will grace the event accompanied by other heads of state and dignitaries from all over the world.
The well laid plans started falling apart yesterday.
Musalia Mudavadi sent apologies that did not make sense. He said he had been invited at the capacity of ANC leader and not OKA principal. He also said he will be engaged elsewhere. It is not clear which of the two reasons made him abandon Raila Odinga.
Kalonzo Musyoka all of a sudden thought if he was not in Sudan today Africa would burn. Despite Raila Odinga attending his launch, Kalonzo has decided to skip Azimio la Umoja. Maybe he was bitter how he was ridiculed and left out when Azimio train visited his backyard.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua is a bitter man. Despite him insulting Kalonzo everyday and professing his love to Raila, the ODM party leader skipped his Maendeleo Chap Chap launch. Like a scorned lover, he rushed to Lagos to avoid attending the party.
I don’t know the significance of this to the whole story but Wetangula is also not coming.