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Recently, during the most serious crisis
Yesterday ODM leader and Prime Minister designate Raila Odinga and President Mwai Kibaki were openly smiling for the cameras during a brief interruption of their long cordial meeting at Harambee house. All the tension and plastic smiles seem to have disappeared. This is nothing short of a genuine miracle (wacha ile fake ya wiper). Whatever it is that is going on here it is good for
As you read this, Mvita MP and prominent member of the ODM pentagon, Hon Najib Balala is part of a government team to a major tourism fair in
In fact the whole crisis has turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we now have the perfect opportunity to not only seal all the loop holes that resulted in the macabre events of last December, but we will also get a brand new constitution as well. Not to mention the proposed truth and reconciliation commission that we have begged for here in Kumekucha for a very long time indeed. Surely things couldn’t be better.
This is a historic moment when we have the chance to correct the mistakes of the past.
Ironically there are many similarities between the birth of the first republic way back in 1963 and the birth of this the second republic that is about to take place right before our very eyes in the next fortnight or so. One similarity is the office of the Prime Minister. It is the desire of the vast majority of the people of
It would be nice if the second prime minister were to usher in the second republic with words about that being the happiest day in the life of ordinary, long suffering Kenyans. Some people don’t think words mean very much, least of all coming from the mouth of a politician. But alas, I beg to differ.
Finally I would like to concur with those who have pointed out here that Kenyans in the diasporas had a huge role to play in this great victory that is about to dawn for Kenya. I take off my hat to you gallant Kenyans. Contrary to what many ordinary folks here believe, our brothers and sisters out there in foreign lands live under some very difficult circumstances. Yet many of them went out of their way to spend hours online sending petitions, leaving comments in blogs and sites like Kumekucha and so many other little things which made a huge difference.
It is only right that the new government (the first in the second republic, which will be the people’s republic) honors and rewards this group of Kenyans. The way to do this is to speedily pass the dual citizenship law that will allow Kenyans to legally hold more than one nationality. I personally believe that this is a move which will have a huge impact on the development of our beloved motherland and in the weeks and months to come, I will personally be pushing for the inclusion of this amendment in whatever new constitution is tabled.
Statement on Moderation from Kumekucha
I have been bombarded by requests to lift comment moderation in this blog. Older readers of this blog will know that being the people’s blog I usually speedily assent to most requests.
However there is a serious problem here. We have some people out there whose sole mission in life is to mess up things at Kumekucha. Over the last couple of months various tactics have been used including the shameless cloning of this blog. The latest tactic is to stage manage a bitter exchange of words between a Ms Brinner and the Okellos in a bid to infuriate both parties as well as the terms and conditions of decency that are in place for the running of this blog site.
Some of you have suggested that I wait to delete hate comments later. I have done this in the past and the least amount of time it has taken for me to clean up the site is 2 long hours. Obviously this is unacceptable as I will have no time left to make any posts or to do the many other things that keep your favorite blog going.
I am exploring other options but in the meantime I appeal for patience from all of you as I continue to moderate comments. Admittedly, this is also time consuming but takes far less time than deleting the comments later.
For the love of the motherland.