Uasin-Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago and his Siaya County counterpart Cornel Rasanga, are set to downsizing their political ambitions by contesting senatorial and parliamentary seats, respectively in the coming 2022 general elections.
Although they can’t admit it aloud, the two are said to be actually cursing whoever attached the term limit to the gubernatorial seat. They are so scared of the scathing cold awaiting them in a political Siberia, when their terms come to an end, that they are bargaining for a softer landing.
Presidency, the only political office higher than that of a governor seems too high to attain and that of MP/Senator, seems so much less lucrative, in comparison to that of a governor, but again, decisions must be made.
This could also be inspired by the urge to have at least some political power to canvass around and insulate themselves from prosecution, should any of the many audit queries raised on their tenures, and those of other governors, end up in court.
This is nothing but crude and very unrefined hunger for power. This is what made someone suggest that the most difficult surgery ever is that of separating an African from an elective position they hold.
Power is addictive like bangi. Once you taste it, you can’t have enough of it, but someone should teach our politicians that after serving, there comes a time to go home, voluntarily, than be forced home by a voter, who is always too confused to tell what’s right and what’s not.