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Satire: Raila issues notice of resignation as People's President

Surprising statement?

True to his international status, the People's President chose to issue the notice of resignation on the BBC.

In the three-minute interview, Odinga announced that the people's elections will be held in August - a message that many of his supporters have interpreted as a true sign of his believe in democracy.

Indeed, many will recall that the former Prime Minister campaigned on the promise of taking Kenya  to Canaan, after which he would hand over the baton to his yet to be sworn deputy Kalonzo Musyoka.


Hours after taking his historic oath as People's President, Odinga tweeted a statement that perhaps explains his latest decision.

"I thank the good Lord, my family and all those who have undertaken this journey. WE HAVE ARRIVED IN CANAAN," he stated.

Unlike most politicians who make the mistake of outliving their usefulness, Odinga knows when to quit - and he announced elections just six days after arriving in Canaan.

The problem with the Jubilee Opposition loudmouths who dismiss Odinga's governance credentials is that they only focus on his advanced age.

However, the keen observer will notice that the enigma has the agility of a moran - the speed at which he recited his oath deserves a special mention in time management case studies.


The diversity represented at Uhuru Park when Odinga took his oath is the icing that confirms the beauty of a truly national cake.

Haters have been overheard claiming that it was largely a luo affair but those who did a little more investigation will tell you that among those present was a Canadian barrister and solicitor, a people's Chief Justice from Kasabun in Baba Dogo, a tenderprenuer from Muthaiga, and a married woman from Zimbabwe.

More importantly, the People's President has managed to demystify the office of the People's President.

Future Kenyans who are unsuccessful in what endeavours can learn from Odinga and create positions such as the people's MP, the worker's CEO, or even the villager's MCA. That is the hallmark of a truly democratic country.


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