A Ugandan opposition MP Betty Kamya is facing sedition charges after imploring Ugandans to take after Kenyans in demanding their country back from the teeth of dictatorship. Writing in the Monitor newspaper of January 28, 2008, Ms Kamya reminded her fellow country men that only the zeal and ultimate price paid by Kenyans can rid Africa of her dinosaur authoritarian regimes.
MP Kamya eloquently urged Ugandans that "like Kenyans, we are going to have to fight to extricate ourselves from Museveni's paws". Well, predictably Museveni came forcefully with all guns blazing. Kaguta M7 ‘penned’ a 17-page (yes twenty less three) reprimand to madam Kamya warning her of coming sedition. As they say in African rulership parlance the rest is history because the MP was promptly arrested with the very offence there after.
Kenyans’ protests against stolen election are having rapid and immediate political effect. Museveni must have seen it coming. No wonder the haste in the only congratulatory message to Kibaki. Speak of common interest collectively served by birds of a feather.
Back home the mediation talks are tottering in the brinks of collapse with PNU suffering acute bouts of fear of the KNOWN. It is finally hitting home that their bravado and brinkmanship are not sustainable under global spotlight.
Martha Karua’s riot act to Annan has effectively dispensed full dose of poison to the mediation. Knowing the devils Kenyans have for leaders, we haven't seen anything yet. Kibaki’s sense of shamelessness and insensitivity is regionally and globally unparalleled.
Well, optimists would wish their virtue floods the hearts of all Kenyans. But I fear the devastating truth of impeding ARMAGEDDON EXTRAORDINARRE is nigh. How I wish I was JUST dreaming but unfortunately this is no dream.