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Ababu Namwamba’s political journey is only rising

By Hudson Ojiambo | September 5th 2016

During the 2007 elections, a young political giant was born, a man unknown to many made a serious political statement which started by wiping off the once powerful MP, Raphael Wanjala from Budalangi’s political map. I am talking about that guy who made the Mulembe dynasty melt with joy for the savior and liberator had been discovered.  A brilliant young lawyer who made a name nationally the first time he stepped in parliament (Ask me not what he did, because it’s not part my discussion) the person I am talking about is one Ababu Namwamba.

Ababu Tawfiq Namwamba has managed to establish himself as one of the most promising leaders in this country, a mantle he will carry to be a political champion. He has risen to become a very vibrant, competent and famous political figure in this country, outweighing the known political heavyweights in their own game, something that propelled him to become the ODM secretary General and a powerful chairperson of PAC. He is a force to reckon with. Those who have tried battling him politically have been met with full force of wits, intellect and political correctness from a man who understands politics well. Ababu Namwamba’s political road is only but becoming better daily, he’s becoming stronger and better each day. His cutting ties with ODM is in fact working to his advantage  and is gaining him political mileage contrary to most CORD supporters who refused to see the bigger picture and assumed that the General is on a political crush. The General is wiser than you, a better strategist than your think tanks; he’s standing tall and is going to prove you wrong. You see a political suicide in his calculations; he sees a political success in his workings.

His moving out of ODM has proved that he can actually stand alone, he’s nobody’s page boy, he can challenge the ‘unchallenged’ and still go for the top prize emerging victorious, forget about the noisy hornbill in the name of one Aden Duale, whose noise making tactics have never even helped solve a single problem in North Eastern Kenya.

The common perception that politicians who part ways with CORD leader Raila Odinga become politically dead is not even derailing him from achieving his vision.  By the way, that perception is nothing but a fallacy. The most idiotic political script a conscious person can subscribe to. In fact, on the contrary many politicians have made a mark politically after parting ways with Raila Odinga. Wamalwa Kijana parted ways with Raila Odinga only to become the Vice President of the then NARC Government, Musalia Mudavadi went different ways with Raila and he is still politically relevant. Mark you, Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy were once Raila’s comrades, where are they now? Politically dead? Whoever came up with this narrative should get back to class to learn a thing or two about politics because Kenyans are never that stupid to believe such theories.

Ababu Namwamba’s political future is very bright and fulfilling, the political cards he is playing are very sure and soon he will get many unaware, never underestimate him. He is the future of Kenyan politics. Politics is never about who has been there longest, it’s always about the smartest individual who can give senior politicians a run for their money , it’s not about age or tribe, it’s all about capitalizing on  the weakness of other politicians striking where necessary. It is never a dirty game, only the sharpest survive. Ababu Namwamba knows exactly this. My advice to Namwamba critiques is that Instead of yelling and shouting anyhow that he was bought, you should be thinking hard on how to counter his growing popularity and how to beat his development conscious mind. Hate him more and he will beat you with love, love him dearly, still he will lead and show you the way. Either way, Ababu will always find a way. He has started a journey of hope, salvaging some of you from Odingaism Bondage. He will sweep this country clean and make a name for himself because he is youthful, charismatic, kind hearted and ready to learn, a very good student who can outshine his political master(Forget about 48 laws of power a little bit ). And to the doubting Thomases, prepare the way for a son is born, a son who will change the political thinking this country…

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