Kofi Annan’s press conference today may have not turned into a screaming headline but the import of his speech remained in his unspoken insinuations. The mediation talks have entered a new phase where none of the two principals have ABSOLUTELY any control of the direction or outcome it will take.
Annan’s diplospeak betrayed the underlying toughness ahead. If in doubt then just wait and see the turn of events when Condoleeza Rice jets in Nairobi early next week. The blue-eyed brains behind the throne, the village warlords and warmongers are all in for a rude shock. Their platitudes on sovereignty will be rendered totally irrelevant.
We live in a different era and woe unto those deriving plastic pleasures from cheap nationalism and patriotism clothed in sovereignty. The global community will not sit square as another country melts in their watch. In a matter of days, Kibaki’s gatekeepers and power pushers will bear the full force of unadulterated pressure both from within and without.
Rants about recolonization wont wash. The West is determined and they are coming in full force and no option spared. Forget about the empty noises about them serving multinational interests. Well, that only makes sense in times of peace and not now when things have to be sorted out first and fast. Better learn from Chad on what counts when the stakes are high.
It is crunch time people. No more games nor creating impressions of motions bereft of real movement. Songs laced with colonial hangover lyrics must be exclusively reserved for the birds. The defining week for Kenya begins next Monday. Countdown tick tock...