Politics is an art where one seeks to outshine the other in trying to convince citizens that he or she is better placed to be given the pass to access public funds through votes. With politicians living luxuriously, it has seen many youths gaining interest in politics with the hope to completely change their lives. KAFUCO President, Mr Joseph Mutua has not left been behind.
In a long Facebook post on a page he created, the young energetic leader announced his interest in the top Kenyan seat in the 2022 general elections. Here is the full article announcing his 2022 bid.
“VOTE FOR JOSEPH MUTUA AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF KENYA 2017-2022”
Politics is an art of articulating people’s aspirations to the best of their satisfaction. Every time I talk about politics particularly that of existing political scenario in Kenya. It is irresistible to quote Greek philosopher Plato.
Cautioning against indifference towards politics Plato says “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors”. This say holds fitting for Kenya, its people and their current political plight.
Dishonest, turncoats, plunderers, defaulters, criminals and all sort of bad elements have invaded the political arena, rubbing shoulders with political folks and befooling people with trickery. For the last more than two decades most of the intelligentsia and virtuous people in Kenya, who otherwise made feeding cadre for politics, have conspicuously stayed away from politics either by choice or by compulsion.
After the cession of the British rule in 1963 much of politics in Kenya was social work invigorated with values and virtues; most of the political class was a leader first and politician afterwards. These exceptional politics had its impact until the seventies of the last century but since then political canvas in Kenya has changed for the worst.
Political corruption, plunder, nepotism and constituency specific politics is now the order of our political arrangement. And for last two decades, fear-psychosis and willful abstention by saner elements have turned Kenyan politics an unacceptable career for upright people. Thus, here politics is open to only worthless and vulnerable to invasion by devious elements.
Over the period of six decades from leadership oriented social work politics has stooped to the level of perfidy and thuggery. In this situation of opportunism survival of honest and upright people in the political field is practically impossible. However, even under this hard pressing situation of exploitation and plunder few honest politicians have left their footprints of sincerity and worthiness providing the younger generation with a ray of hope and optimism.
Come election time, the political ‘mandi’ of politicians, would be politicians, turncoats and sycophants get revived and political dealers turn into action mode. The recent wholesale entry of many so-called elite crowd pullers and runaway politicians into a prominent political party is an eye-opener not only for the political class but people of Kenya in particular. Shoddy political intentions and scheming have added a new chapter to degenerated political book of pretence. It is not only the political party under discussion that has resorted to bidding for political showpieces, but every political outfit behaves the same way.
Shamelessly! Corrupt sycophants who had deceived the masses and amassed huge wealth beyond their known sources of income have intruded into almost all political parties as if there is the dearth of honest and decent politicians. God knows! What kind of hormone these turncoats and sycophants are blessed with that triggers extreme level of shamelessness within their psyche and they are able to persuade and motivate even the sensible lot of politicians to give them company.
Criticising present political dilemma for the sake of criticism will be unfair and a perverted act of cynicism. In a contemporary society of knowledge and logic, introspection is the only way to deliberate upon the existing political rot. So, it becomes imperative for people of Kenya in general and intellectuals, in particular, to ponder upon this issue.
The existing stigmatised politics, sense of uncertainty and fear-psychosis has made many minnows and worthless people to jump in politics and be on the prowl to grab muscle and money power—two most prominent characteristics of present day politics. Survival and sustenance of Kenya and its people by the proper local administration is vital both for Kenya as a nation and resolution of much larger vexed Kenyan issue. And no system except proper honest and sincere political dispensation will provide that assistance. Kenya requires a vibrant leadership that will get this nation out of plundering quagmire; will restore order and sense of justice.
It is because of this that I have been forced to vie for the Kenyan presidency as an independent candidate to unite Kenya and bring about economic development and prosperity. Vote for change. Vote for Joseph Mutua. Thank you, Kenya.”
Whether this is just a publicity stunt or he will go for the top seat, we are yet to know. Keep it here for updates.