Showing posts from March, 2015


I ran into a colleague from Kabete yesterday and he was wailing at the fact that Waititu won the nominations in Kabete last week. He &his male agemates were blaming women for it. At the heart of the anti-Waititu sentiments was the fact that he's not from Kabete.He was popularly called 'muki' literal meaning One who comes.An outsider. A wife is also  commonly referred  to as 'muki'. The theory then is the women voted for Waititu in solidarity,that they are outsiders and they shouldn't be dismissed on account of not being Kabete natives. It's probable some voters used that reasoning to tick the box next to Waititu's name. It however,doesn't  sufficiently explain 14,696 out of 22,248 valid votes cast. Personally,I thought it was an easy way out-blaming the women.The good old Adam syndrome. Here's why I think he won: i)Good campaign-I  live near  Wangige Shopping Centre and used to hear his caravan shouting 'baba yao 'till ar