Cameras,Mic and our MPS

Kenyan politicians are famous for providing comic relief to our otherwise mundane lives .That is why some of our TV stations devote 30 minutes daily on prime time news to the shenanigans our MP’s are always upto.

This week there has been a joke doing the rounds of how the embassy of Netherlands in the country has been waiting for the influx of honorable members who had vowed to accompany the Ocampo 6 to the Hague.For those reading this who may not be in the know we have 6 suspects who have been summoned to the ICC to answer to charges of organizing the chaos that ensued after the disputed 2007 election where more than 1200 Kenyans lost their lives and property worth millions was destroyed.Up until now there are still displaced persons living in makeshift tents in camps.Over forty MP’s had vowed to accompany the 6 and lets just say the embassy is still waiting for these individuals to show up.

A lot of furor has ensued over the summons against the six and it even resulted in one female MP vowing she is going to strip if Ocampo so much as dares to lay a finger on any of them.While applauding this zeal and love expressed by the cronies of the six,i do wonder if some of our politicians ever weigh or even think through the statements they issue while holding the microphone and cameras roll.Our politicians sometimes act like children in a candy tore when in front of crowds and they look like they are in competition with each other.They want to outshine and outdo each other in spewing forth outrageous statements like there is a prize to be won at the end.

That i why i think PR agencies are missing out on a niche in the market by not rendering their services to some of our members of parliament.They need some lessons on how to carry them selves in public and what not to say when in front of the cameras.After all some of them are government ministers and it leaves a lot to be desired when a female Minister with a few grey hairs vows to bare all in the name of showing her rage at the ICC court.I assure her Moreno Ocampo will not loose any sleep over her dissatisfaction and her declaration never reached him because as usual our politicians were playing a role in the the well scripted play that i Kenyan politics.

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