As months turn to weeks and weeks to days in the run up to the supreme court's ruling on Wajir's gubernatorial case, a new trend has been noticed among a section of Wajir politicians and their followers. A trend of desperation and distorting facts.
The tone and texture of everything has changed. Govenor Mohamed Abdi popularly known as Shuluq has turned the tables on his adversaries and seems to be in control as far as running the affairs of Wajir county is concerned, if the desperation on the other side is anything to go by.
Even though Govenor Shuluq has been in and out of the courts for the last one year, his stewardship of the county has been remarkable. Unlike the previous administration that had a penchant for baseless PR, governor Shulug does his stuff without caring much about what the outside world says as long as Wajerians are satisfied. And satisfied they are. Look around. Ask around. Let petty propaganda and clan sycophancy not blind you. Smell the good aroma of the change sweeping across Wajir.
What started as a cruise control for the former governor along the corridors of justice seem to have been too early to call. His team have realised this and to forestall a defeat at the courts, they are exhibiting acts that can only be described as desperate. They have now turned to petty propaganda and peddling outright lies - even on matters before the courts - like the drama we have been treated to last Sunday when a leading daily was bribed to publish a fake latter purporting to disown Govenor Shuluq's academic papers. But the public was too smart for such idiocy. It didn't take long for Wajir people and all concerned parties to figure out the pack of lies in that forged letter.
By now you must have noticed that there are many lies, rumours and half truths that are paraded in the media and social media networks by team Jiir. Their level of desperation is just too much that they would go any length to win public sympathy - a public that cares less about their self inflicted tribulations.
Someone remind team Jiir that propaganda will not save the former governor. The SCORK will have the last word. Can't they just be patient enough to wait for the court verdict? It may silence them forever. The aftershock of that ruling may even last beyond 2022.