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The day I was almost beaten up because of Wavinya Ndeti

By Mwalimu Miruka Ongoro | May 7th 2017

"Who has received the latest news from the repeat nominations for Wiper in Machakos?" I asked as we sipped our drinks, watching the Jubilee endorsement of President Kenyatta, at Bomas.

"Wavinya carried the day," said the guy who was taking James Lawson with Sprite, refilling his glass after every sip.

"But she'll not win. Mutua will show her dust! " he added. The other two guys concurred with him, rendering me the enemy around, supporting anything NASA.

" Guys, besides her beauty, that woman is intelligent, can transform Machakos.... She has the grassroots support too, look, Wiper just poached her because they believe in her... "

I tried to argue...

" We know you. You have a soft spot for women. But politics is not feminine beauty. Mutua will defeat your Sweetheart Wavinya! " The James Lawson chap said, causing a rapturous laughter. I was not ready to give up.

" Why do you, guys, think she will lose? " I asked.

" Machakos has shifted to Jubilee because Kalonzo was not made the NASA flag-bearer, believe you me, I was there last week!" He shouted the other two guys nodded in agreement.

"But I think from the way they have voted for her in the primaries, she must be popular to the electorate..... " I responded.

" NO! Never! Just watch, Mutua has endorsed President Uhuru. So Mutua has joined the government... he'll automatically win... the government must win "

I chuckled, sipped my drink and after some minutes I said," It always good to see things from two sides, it is not good to believe in your comfort, by so doing is like believing in your own lies... It can go either way, the same thing with NASA and Jubilee. Too early to celebrate... "

Angered, the James Lawson guy shot up, banged the table and pointed at me menacingly, insulted me by calling me a fool like my NASA members who lack critical thinking.

" Your Wavinya will never win, same with your Old Joshua(Raila)"

"But sir, I was only giving an opinion, we have no parties here. My vote is my secret...."

"You are a NASA mole, I will never seat with you, you continue with your stupid opposition arguments, and I will break this bottle on your head! " He said, raising the half full bottle. The other guys sensing danger calmed him and advised that we stop talking politics. I hurriedly finished my drink, vanished into the dark night.

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