One of Nairobi’s most virulent political bloggers and swashbuckling opinion makers is probably on his deathbed. And he doesn’t even know it yet.
For years now, Mr. Robert Alai, a fearless tackler of truths and slayer of social rot, has been a darling of the people – at least, a niche type of people whose thoughts he communicated and political stands he took.
Alais biggest chunk of online supporters have been the Opposition supporters – the ODM crowd,the CORD constituency.
These are the most vivacious political crowds on the Kenyan soil as their scarlet love and adoration of Raila Odinga has been unmistakable.
Alai is and has always been a avowed Raila Odinga fanatic. (He refers to Raila as his father)
And for you to unabashedly support Raila and put up with the immense amount of crap tat can be hurled at you by the Kenyatta stans, you’ve got to have some soul. Some grit. Some chutzpah. Some teeth.
And Alai has a lot of that. Actually, more than the average guy’s.
But lately, the tempestuous trouble-making Internet bad boy seems to be losing his sheen.
He seems to have bid adios to the Odinga tent. And camped,very comfortably,in the tent of the Ruling Party – Jubilee.
Lately, day after day after day, Alais online timelines are a humdrum collection of Anti-CORD choruses and many,unfiltered attacks on the CORD Alliance – And on all of the Odinga busybodies.
There’s even talk he’s considering vying for the Embakasi West seat on a Jubilee ticket.
After years of ‘thanklessly’ fighting for and standing by Raila and his free-loading acolytes,it seems Alai has finally thrown in the towel,decamped,seen the light and embraced the other side.
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