The Village Wire with Man Man
It is hard to understand the people of Kimbilili. Before the last elections, they vowed not to re-elect Mheshimiwa Pora Mali to Parliament. The same talk is doing rounds now.
The residents of the grossly underdeveloped constituency say they won’t vote for Pora Mali — ever again.
They say Mkombozi, the former high school principal, is the man they have been waiting for. But every time I tell them Mkombozi is running for the parliamentary post and not for the governorship like Pora Mali, they won’t listen. I say wait till the real campaigns start, then it might just hit them they will be stuck with Pora Mali again for another five years.
This is the reason I am having difficulty trying to find what one may call true Pora Mali’s supporters not only in Kimbilili County, but even in Mambo Moto village, his birth place and home, to take to Nairobi.
Reason for apathy
Besides Pascal — the village storyteller — and me, no one in the village can claim to have benefitted from Pora Mali’s leadership.
He is not one for tangible development, so you can understand why.
All he cares about is stuffing his ever expanding abdomen and satisfying his celebrated bodily urges.
By the last count Pora Mali had four mistresses, all living in furnished apartments in the city. He also has a string of college girls at his beck and call.
To top it all, the number of illegitimate children linked to him keeps growing.
Luckily for his legit children, they adopted their mother’s graceful looks. The girls especially are attractive and should they wish, they can compete for the crown of Miss Kenya. They also have their mother’s brains and have all gone to the university. The last born — a beautiful girl I have had a crush on since she was in high school — is expected to graduate this year.
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