ODM fails to nominate Esther Muthoni Passaris

The former adopt-a-light MD, Esther Muthoni Passaris is conspicuously missing from the list of ODM's nominated councilors. Passaris, believed to be ODM's Pentagon favourite, resigned from her companies a week ago in a bid to seek Nairobi mayorship. She has met a dead end. This gives leeway for Godfrey Odhiambo Majiwa to be the next mayor of Nairobi.

The mediation talks have failed to reach a consensus on the post of prime minister. ODM insisted on getting an executive prime minister as per the Bomas draft answerable only to parliament while PNU stuck to the offer of a non-executive prime minister answerable to the president. This is another dead end for Kenya.

ODM held a parliamentary group meeting where Ababu Namwamba spoke on behalf of the group and called on their Kenyan supporters to a new round of "mass civil disobedience" -to quote him- if Raila is not handed over executive premiership as per the Bomas draft by Wednesday next week. It is notable that the words "peaceful demonstration" were not mentioned.

In previous calls of mass protests last January, hundreds died and protesters were shot at by the police. Billions of shillings were lost in destruction of property and infrastructure. Thousands of Kikuyus, who have become to be termed as "snakes" were displaced in the Rift Valley, Western and Nyanza provinces. Retaliatory evictions started in parts of Central and in Nakuru and Naivasha. This round of protests will find both sides prepared to tackle each other and if adequate security is not provided, it is likely to get worse.

This is a situation a majority of Kenyans do not want to see . Violence against innocent Kenyans should not be tore lated and should be condemned with the contempt it deserves. Justice cuts both ways. ODM needs justice over the election it believes was stolen and in their quest should not trample on the justice of innocent Kenyans, more so innocent Kikuyus whose only crime is to have a middle name like "Muthoni".

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