Thursday, September 20, 2007

Of Wizzards and Magicians: Politicians in Political Peril

Students of Kenyan politics, and the general readers in African Literature and political satire, must read Joseph R. Alila's latest book to have hit bookstores worldwide, "The Wise One of Ramogiland," ISBN 1-978-14303-2554-3. With elections about the corner Kenyan's are witnessing politicians in panic mode. Wizzards, Seers and prophets are doing brisk business, and Chief's of Major Houses are dealing their kindred's votes day and night. Did I mention that the birds of flight are awaiting the dissolution of Parliament before making strategic party defections.

J.R. Alila

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Agwambomania is here

The pangs and perils of multiethnic, multiparty democracy have caught up with Kenyan political wise men. Their crytal balls are getting muckier by the hour; thanks to a phenomenon known as Agwambomania. The illusive winning formula is being sought by major parties, each of which is trying to woo and swallow the smaller parties in marriages of convenience. Will it be ODM, ODM-K or HIBAKI TENA PARTY?
Read The Wise One of Ramogiland by Joseph R. Alila (ISBN 14303-2554-3) for essential orientation in the game of wise men and tribal chiefs in Kenyan Politics.

Joseph R