karuaWhen Donald Trump went against the odds and beat Hillary Clinton, nothing should shock us anymore. That’s why Martha Karua’s endorsement of the Jubilee government was not very surprising.

The ‘iron lady’ has been in the cold for far too long and has realized her political career is headed nowhere unless she bows down to the tribal king. She followed Peter Kenneth’s lead when he also endorsed Uhuru for a second term.

Karua said that he will be supporting Uhuru but will not dissolve her party Narc Kenya to join Jubilee. Her likely competitor in the Kirinyaga seat will be former devolution cabinet secretary Anne Waiguru.

Most people, particularly opposition supporters have criticized her for not standing by her principles. But that exposes their hypocrisy. When Ababu Namwamba left ODM ‘on principle’, they accused him of having received a brown envelope. But when Ngilu starts gravitating towards Cord, she is welcomed with open hands… never mind why she was fired from government.

The truth is our political landscape has no room for principles. You are either with us or with them. Raphael Tuju, Peter Kenneth and even Martha Karua are living proof of this. PK and Karua have learned their lesson, but that does not mean others have learnt from them.

Ababu Namwamba, Alfred Mutua and Isaac Ruto are some of the politicians currently tempting the tribal waves, and the results may be unpleasant.

Back to Karua, here are some of the reactions after she made her announcement.