By Isaac Mutema
Our own Bobi Wine’s from the ghetto-to-the-national-political-limelight story is inspiring fellow ghettoes to shoot for the sky.
Bobi emerged from the ghettos of Kamwokya to sensationally cause a political tsunami both at the national assembly and State House level.
Such was the tsunami kicked up by Bobi that the entertainer ended up unprecedentedly flooring the gladiator in Yoweri Museveni Kaguta Tibuhaburwa, in his own jungles of Luweero and even in the larger Buganda region as well as Busoga.
One of Bobi’s fellow ghettoes was watching what was going on and taking notes as well.
His name is George Wajackoya. George was born sixty years ago in the slums of Jinja as Bobi was begotten in the slums of Kamwokya.
Bobi and George are one of the kind. They are made out of steel. The duo carry in their chest the heart of a lion. They never, ever say die. Giving up is never, ever part of their vocabulary. They are the definition of grit itself.
For that matter, they don’t let their fact of birth and early life, stand in their way on the march to each one’s financial and political Nirvana.
Despite his abject background, Bobi managed to excel at school and even made it to the continent’s prestigious Makerere University where he walked out with a diploma in Music Dance and Drama.
His ghetto counterpart, George, despite of having scavenged on the streets of Kenya in his early days of life, went on and excelled in education.
The ridiculously bearded George is an eminent legal mind boasting of over sixteen degrees earned from prestigious universities around the globe in that cumbersome field of study.
For the record, George’s education was absolutely a matter of sheer luck.
His dad Toti Olila Jakoya separated with his mum, Melenia Makokha early in the formative years of the boy.
Following the divorce, the father took the boy to the relatives’ back in Kakamenga – Kenya. The adult dropped the juvenile there and went his way.
The boy would later run from home and join the streets of Kenya while making do with living in the ghettos.
Had George not chanced upon Good Samaritans of the Indian Krishna faith, the man with an amazing intellect would have hence possibly remained on the streets of Nairobi, or wherever in Kenya eating out of the refuse bins.
But how Kenya and the world would have lost the industriousness and intellect of George!
Given that the lettered guy is a prized instructor of legal studies not only in Kenya, but also beyond its borders.
Well, George is currently one of the candidates vying to replace Uhuru Kenyatta to the throne of Kenya.
He is using the Roots Party as a vehicle he hopes is going to deliver him to Kenya’s enviable State House.
Intel from the campaigns puts George in the third position in the race behind Raila Odinga and Samuel Ruto.
Yet, his radical views such as exporting dogs’ and snakes’ meat to China and elsewhere they eat them as well as legalizing the growing and export of marijuana are endearing him to the voters out to earn from the windfall from such ventures.
George is also riding on another controversial ticket on the way to State House.
He vows to arrest, prosecute as well as guillotine the corrupt people in government once Kenyans look at him with favor and trust him with leading them.
The third vow is double edged, though. Pundits opine that the ordinary Kenyans are very comfortable with this campaign pledge.
The common man feel their leaders have stolen a great deal of money which would have lifted their lot and developed their motherland than the pitiable thing it is .
But, the thieves are very, very uncomfortable with George’s threats. They are scared that many of them are going to end up guillotined once the Roots Party candidate is elected into power.
The thieves have the money. They have stolen it in billions. The common people have the votes.
Who will prevail? Time will tell.