...As Kenya Military is deployed and Kibaki meets all newly elected MPs in State House
Most of the world press is reporting that the war in Kenya is between President Kibaki’s Kikuyu tribe and Raila Odinga’s Luo tribe. That is what the world believes.
This is exactly what the man men currently sitting comfortably inside State house would like the world to believe.
This is just NOT TRUE. Some of he most violent protests in the country have come from Rift Valley and the tribe here are not Luos. They are Kalenjins. Most of the violence in Nairobi has been in slums where there is a mixture of different tribes from different parts of the country. The same can be said about Mombasa, Kenya\s coastal town. In other words what we have in Kenya is a popular uprising against a rigged election where some people have taken advantage to settle scores related to ethnicity. Like the Kalenjins who have been opposed to Kikuyu settlement in their land that happened in the 60s supervised by Kenya’s first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
It gets more complex because most Kenyans seem to be venting out their anger on Kikuyus.
This blog has right from the beginning championed the cause of the voiceless masses in Kenya and this is why foreigners reading it are saying that it is pro-ODM. The truth is that we are pro-the masses of Kenya. Although we have ODM insiders writing here, we also have PNU and writers who support different causes writing. Therefore it will be difficult to get a more balanced blog on Kenya, if you understand that posts here are made by other writers as well as the main blogger qho has written this piece you are reading.
The time has now come for patriotic Kenyans to do something very important. We must all reach out to our Kikuyu brothers and isolate the Kibaki regime. It is NOT the Kikuyu who stole the election. In fact the election was stolen by Kibaki with the help of many individuals representing a lot of different tribes including Luos and Kalenjins.
It is important that we all unite against the dictatorship of a man called Mwai Kibaki. This what this whole Kenyan crisis is about.
I kindly appeal to all of you out there to come up with ideas to help us reach out to each other to end the violence and address the real problem. The name of the real problem is Mwai Kibaki. It is Mwai Kibaki (whom most Kenyans did not know very well before the events of December 30th 2007) who is the real Anglo Leasing and Ken Ren. Two scams where the Kenyan treasury lost billions of shillings. Most of that money ended up in accounts belonging to Mwai Kibaki and his cronies. It is Mwai Kibaki who ordered the raid on Standard newspapers (something that even dictator Moi did not do) and throughout his term he was consistent in pushing forward bills to muzzle the press, including the one that is now being used to stop live broadcasts.
While it is true that most of our Kikuyu brothers voted for him, that is their democratic right and besides many of them regret voting the way they did now.
Let us reach out to all our Kenyan brothers because once we are united, we will make short work of the mad men inside State house. Very tribe has mad men and it jut happens that the ones we are dealing with currently are Kikuyu. But the important thing here is unity against them.
P.S. My ung the term Mad men may sound a little overboard. But just consider the actions of Mwai Kibaki leading upto the elections like;
- Appointing his cronies to replace most of the ECK commissioners, obviously in readiness for his evil rigging plan.
- Appointment of court of appeal judges and high court judges the day before the elections. The assumption was that after he rigged ODM and Raila would have rushed to court, where his cronies would be waiting.
- Organizing a swearing in ceremony before the election results were in.
- As people continue to die like chickens countrywide Kibaki ha no sense of urgency in him and rules out mediation by outsiders and calls for dialogue instead, which he will not take part in personally. That’s leadership for you. etc.
There is nothing Kikuyu about these points. In fact the last decision will cause a lot of continued suffering for our Kikuyu brothers and sisters.
STOP PRESS: President Kibaki has invited all newly elected MPs to a meeting in State House this afternoon (the meeting should be going on now) 3:30 pm Kenyan time. Kumekucha will brief you of the outcome later.
Military deployed to areas where there is trouble. Government claims to help in humanitarian efforts but many analysts have doubts. For example will they be sed to stop tomorrow’s planned meeting from taking place?
Bodies strewn all over the streets.