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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Our Raving Looney Dualle

 For those of you that are inclined to closely follow the escapades of the guy representing us in parliament, our looney Rep has gotten a new assignment. The spectacularly named G-7 has appointed him chairman of a technical committee solely designed to come up with strategies aimed at knee-capping Raila's presidential ambitions.

The Standard had this to say on the issue;

A technical committee under chairmanship of rebel ODM Vice-Chairman, Aden Dualle, has been formed while plans are on for the establishment of an elders’ caucus to help hold the alliance.The so-called G-7 political alliance is weighing its options in its quest for power next year.
"I am not interested in the presidency and my mission is to work behind the scenes and ensure the alliance holds," said Dualle, MP for Dujis.The G-7 political alliance brings together Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Tourism Minister Najib Balala, Eldoret North MP William Ruto and Saboti MP Eugene Wamalwa.Dualle told The Standard On Sunday that reports indicating Uhuru and Ruto might go separate ways race could be part of the alliance’s strategy.Two optionsRuto had been quoted saying he was considering going for the presidency on his own, instead of through an alliance with Uhuru, an idea not popular with many."We have two options. First is to agree on three positions of president, deputy president and majority leader in Parliament and form a pre-election coalition. Second is each of the key leaders to run for president independently, then the alliance will back whoever qualifies for the run-off because we are sure there will be no clear winner in round one," said Dualle, who is the alliance’s point man in North-Eastern.The G-7 alliance aims at negating Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s chances of succeeding President Kibaki in the General Election due next year.
 It seems like we've all been underestimating the value of hyper-egomania since it appears to have served this particular rookie very well. Clearly there is no law of diminishing returns when it comes to self promotion and megalomania in Kenyan politics. 

One wishes, Aden Dualle would take a minimal detour from the Kikuyu-Kalenjin Vs Luo politics and spend half as much time laying strategies aimed at turning Garissa into an economic powerhouse.  

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