Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Kibaki's Beautiful Monster for Kenya
How do you contain a revolt you have unwittingly help create? Or better still, how do you stop a monster you have propped up gobbling you up? Kibaki’s prescription for Kenya’s present political problem amounts to offering a placebo to cure a malignant cancer. And hell hath no furry than a citizenry scorned.
It takes wheels of steel to weather a political storm especially a self-minted one under influence from cronies with selfish interests to protect. What was crafted to look like a Kikuyu-Luo conflict has gained a life of its own and the resultant ogre will no doubt not spare her creators.
Brinkmanship and bravado exhibited by Kibaki’s henchmen is only succeeding in fuelling the inferno. His apologists may spin all the much they care by painting Raila red with sin (rightly or otherwise) but the buck stops with Kibaki, period. Kenya is in flames fuelled by blood and only Kibaki has his hands on the fire extinguisher. Will he press? Your guess is as good as mine.
It is the height unparalleled naivety and selfishness to jump into a political bed without any pretence to the requisite foreplay. No amount of washy-washing or pussyfooting will wash. Desperate situations call for desperate measures. All the political unions hurriedly crafted to prop up ILLEGITIMATE regime is a killer slap on the collective cheeks of Kenyans. You can launder and sanitize illegitimacy but the smell of illegality wont vanish, never.
It is obtusely insensitive to assault our ears with songs on economic loss and call for peace without acknowledging the root cause of the present political fraud. The stolen elections are REAL and the resulting sustained pain has galvanised Kenyans to rise up in revolt against a tyrannical government. Disgusted Kenyans won’t listen until they reclaim their country back. Yapping about ruined economy is to play a stuck record.
With the present level of tension founded on disgust, it does not matter what the news media say. The pain is both personal and communal. The regime’s apologist can transform their cheap escapist sermons into kites and fly them since they have the whole sky for free. The Rwanda genocide that they shamelessly bandy around was not instigated in a vacuum.
Smart thieves and tyres
When Kenya’s history is written, Kibaki will take more than a chapter. And it won’t be rosy. His contempt of Kenyans in stealing their votes is both evil and unforgivable. Mwai Kibaki has not only concocted KENYA’S GENOCIDE RECIPE, but he is busy serving it oblivious of hundreds of necks being severed. Even the devil in his schemes would have better strategies. Revolutions are driven by widespread pain, suffering and disgust besides leaving trails of (human) collateral its wake.
Kenya belongs to all of us and the supremacists would better relocate. There is no free lunch and change is priceless. Already close to 1000 Kenyans have paid the ultimate price with their lives. It must have been the height of FOLLY to imagine that Kenyans will retreat to their hovels after a flawed election. SCOUNDRELS!
Smart thieves steal but they remain alive to the fact that tyre-necklace (or its derivatives) is an apt reward for their profession. Kenyans demand unadulterated justice. Nothing more nothing less. No matter how long it takes, it will and must be realized. Blood is only useful in our veins and not flooding the streets.