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“We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”- Aristotle
FOB is acronym for Friends of Bahari which was hatched by a significant number of young acquaintances and like-minded personalities which in the sands of time ballooned to unstoppable movement to reclaim the dwindling glory of Isiolo County. It is a people driven process with a sole aim of making one uncomparable fine technorat in the name of Hon. Abdul Bahari a.k.a Mfereji who has set his eyes on the coveted Gubernatorial seat come 2017 due to an overwhelming public demand.What was witnessed in Kinna was beyond anyone’s figment of imaginations. It a turn out of seismic proportion courtesy to a job well done by FOB Kinna chapter.

Every great political campaign in every cycle rewrites the rules; devising a new way to win is what gives campaigns a comparative advantage against their perceived weak foes like the current misery regime of Isiolo County Government . This is what FOB is all about since it’s inception by an enthusiastic & ambitious young men and women late last year. It is a movement like no other bestriding across the entire county like a collosus; dubbed Hurricane Friends of Bahari (FOB).
Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny like in Isiolo County; and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large through voting for one Hon. Bahari, ….whence it becomes expedient for promoting the public happiness that those persons, whom nature hath endowed with genius and virtue, should be rendered by liberal education worthy to receive, and able to guard the sacred deposit of the rights and liberties of their fellow citizens, and that they should be called to that charge without regard to wealth, birth or accidental condition of circumstance. And hope is what FOB stands for.

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Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of the current Isiolo County Government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant petty bourgeouise, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse the good will donated to them by the electorates.

They say alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. That is the spirit of one organised movement in the name of FOB. Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision of making Hon. Bahari to clinch the position of Governor, Isiolo County. FOB have ability to direct their individual accomplishments toward organizational (FOB) objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Their snapshots is coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.

The ultimate achievements of the FOB are the results of the combined effort of each and every individual drawn voluntarily from humble background in all the villages in Isiolo County. A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together! It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone and that is what made FOB to spread their wings across the county with many chapters and several clusters.

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Charles Darwin said, in the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality overcomes everything.
I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either. … Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked like Isiolo County will produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation. Individuals have conquered themselves.
During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that and the legacy of Hon. Bahari shall be written in the annals of history question if he is elected except the candidate; he’s too busy wondering what he’ll do if he isn’t elected. Isiolo does not need another political campaign based on denial and avoidance of some of our real problems. It needs a crusade to reform and renew our county, its wobbling institutions and the malaise political system.
Ask any successful person to look back over the events of his or her life, and chances are there’ll be a turning point of one kind or another. It doesn’t matter if that success has come on a ball field or in a boardroom, in a research laboratory or on a campaign trail – it can usually be traced to some pivotal moment.


I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. Promises to get beyond partisanship are the most perfunctory sort of campaign rhetoric, almost as empty as the partisanship itself but FOB is real and indomitable built on the legacy of Hon. Bahari. 

They say only a psychopath would ever think of doing these things, only a psychopath would dream of abusing other people in such a way, only a psychopath would treat people as less than human just for money. The shocking truth is, even though they now have most if not all of the money, they want still more, they want all of the money that you have left in your pockets, they want it all because they have no empathy with other people, with other creatures, they have no feeling for the world which they exploit, they have no love or sense of being or belonging for their souls are dead, dead to all things but greed and a desire to rule their naive subjects.

Therefore, regardless of differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder teamwork can be summed up in five short words: ‘We believe in each other.’ To reclaim Isiolo County, to redeem Isiolo County from the current conundrum, to salvage Isiolo county, to restore hope to the people of Isiolo County; the solution is HON. ABDUL BAHARI ALI- Governor-Designate.

Viva FOB!!!!!!!

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