Facing Kiambaa: Why we must get our ablest and best into politics

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Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoyo (left), blogger Dennis Itumbi (centre) and politician Josiah Murigu (right) lead other supporters in celebration after IEBC declared that UDA's John Njuguna had won the Kiambaa Parliamentary by-election on July 16, 2021.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Someone should have placed Kiambaa into President Uhuru Kenyatta’s diary.
  • Had “Baba come home” – or even spoken through the usual vernacular channels –  I reckon the rival UDA candidate would not have garnered more than 500 votes!

Kiambaa has become one of the idioms defining human history. It has entered the pantheon of such famous idioms as “cross the Rubicon”, in reference to the moment when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and sparked a civil war.


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