PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT

COLLINS AJUOK: Wanjigi - Genius schemer or Manchurian candidate?

It makes no political sense for Wanjigi to start a serious presidential pursuit within the ODM framework

In Summary

• In modern times “Manchurian candidate” has been widely accepted as someone who works for, or becomes a puppet of enemy powers within his country or organisation.

• Let us borrow this concept and localise it in regard to the declaration by businessman Jimi Wanjigi that he will run for president.

The Manchurian Candidate is a 1959 novel by Richard Condon, in which a US soldier is brainwashed into unwittingly becoming a sleeper agent for communist conspiracies when he returns home.

He ...

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