City lawyer Nelson Havi has now says that the ongoing confusion in Jubilee Party with regard to the Kibra race takes the nation back to the Daniel Moi declaration of 1990.
Moi who was the President then was accused of suppressing democracy and opposition during his tenure. He said Kenyans were not ready for democracy.
Havi says that the situation where the ruling party cannot agree on who to uniformly support would make the ageing Moi happy, as what he said appears to be manifesting openly.
"If Baba Moi is following up on developments in Kibra’s by-election, he will happy he told Kenyans in 1990 that they are not ready for multiparty democracy. How else would one explain Jubilee’s opposition to its candidate and support for the opponent? Is it not preposterous?" he wrote on Monday.
The remarks seem to relate to the ongoing fight in the party, where a section of members has refused to support party candidate McDonald Mariga instead, backing ODM candidate Imran Okoth.
Among those who have rejected Mariga is Youth Affairs CAS Rachel Shebesh, whose stand has attracted attacks especially members of the Inua Mama lobby group.
Nominated Member of Parliament Maina Kamanda was the first Jubilee member to openly declare support for Imran.