Former National Assembly deputy speaker Farah Maalim is steadily losing grip in both national and local politics, thanks to his political moves that have earned him ''abandonment'.
Ever since the Jubilee government ascended to power in 2013, Maalim has lost outlook as a national politician despite his position as Wiper Party deputy party leader.
What has even sparked concern is his absence in Uhuru's latest key appointments. This, alone, has had tongues talking that Maalim might have dug his own grave twice by opposing Aden Duale, in 2013 and 2017 in the Garissa Township parliamentary race.
Sources close to Maalim intimate that Duale is responsible for Maalim's woes. It is said that Duale might have engineered Maalim's being left out of key appointments as a way of cash-starving him in the build-up to the 2022 elections.
In the successive 2013 and 2017 Garissa Township legislative polls, Maalim lost twice even heading to the courts to challenge Duale's win but to no avail.
With this in mind, Maalim should purpose to make peace with his biggest rival, Duale, if he intends to secure a government job in the Jubilee government. Failure to this, he might end up being politically irrelevant as long as Jubilee remains in power.