It is make or break. Time of reckoning is nigh and all eyes are on Kibaki. Will he measure up to the heat and challenge or chose to patronize his predictable insensitive path? Well, in less than 24 hours it will be either of two extremes, jubilation of profound gloom.
History is replete with success cases of coalition governments pulling near-failed states of political meltdown. It has worked before elsewhere and only incorrigible Kibaki apologists would sneak in its inadmissibility in Kenya’s constitution.
Kenya’s constitution doesn’t permit any form of election fraud. Consequently only a shameless application of the same constitution can be used to justify maintaining status quo. The present problem may have been triggered by politics but it has acquired a large life of its own that can only be comprehensively tackled within a broader and inclusive political leadership.
Perils of selective logic
An honest diagnosis of Kenya’s present haemorrhage reveals three ailments: CONSTITUTION, CONSTITUTION AND CONSTITUTION. No amount of deception will gloss over this reality. We must seize this selfishly self-inflicted malady to reshape Kenya for what we want and not what the few want it to be. Such opportunities don’t knock at any door twice, never.
Kibaku MUST accept coalition government to midwife this process. The stakes are high but a time comes when the wider good prevails in overriding all else. Wetangula’s warning for the world to keep off Kenya’s affairs must be treated with deserved contempt as a beneficiary of old order afraid of losing out.
This crisis can only be turned on its head by seizing it to define true Kenya for all Kenyans and not just a few. We owe it to ourselves and the future generation. That would be the only fitting tribute to the more than 1000 Kenyans who lost their lives. Any form of business as usual antics is an INEXCUSABLE BETRAYAL that will expensively haunt us forever.
The world behind Kenya
Kibaki's government may be grudgingly tugging along but the momentum and the international community singularly pulling together in the same direction is on Kenyans' side. We are a country hanging precariously on a swaying cliff. This week holds the key to either a safe landing and prosperity with peace thereafter or we collectively perish.