Thursday, April 03, 2008
Prescribed Change, Kibaki to be Re-sworn
Pains from the political standoff witnessed in Kenya for the last 100 days have blinded us from seeing the BEAST who plunged us into this hole in the first place. Today we are busy addressing the sideshow which is a product of another facade called peace accord. Dutiful Kenyans have all over a sudden rediscovered that the word lean is incomplete without tagging real and clean alongside it.
The plastic sigh of relief when Raila announces a deal on 40-member strong cabinet is deceptive at best. Poor man! He has to dance with wolves for a piece of pie that was rightfully his but had no CLAWS to claim in the first place. The musical chairs and indignation witnessed so far will not end soon. The new cabinet will be a house at war with itself. The bottle that is Kenya will always remain tensed at as the old and new wine inside fight hard to shape disharmony.
Cabinet with 50% MPs
Kibaki brought upon us and he is not done with us yet. Dragging all elements of the peace deal is just part of the game plan. The accord was forced onto the vote thieves and they signed with the singular intention of not honouring it. The 35-days anxiety in naming the cabinet was only the preface to the long drawn war of foot dragging and pussyfooting that will succeed in exhausting any soul left standing.
The next port of frustration will be immediately after naming the cabinet. After the propaganda on Ruto failed to gain steam, the calculative power brokers won’t fail to mint a bolt in need of their political spanners. Annan threw the same fake dossier through the window when it was presented to him as evidence to kick Ruto out of Serena negotiations. After doing unproductive cyber rounds it will surely find ready lips in the likes of Mwangi Kiunjuri, Peter Munya and Mungatana.
Negotiating with rapist
Kenya is i a class of her own with more than 50% MPs in cabinet soon. Imagine we have 40 full cabinet ministers for a 33 million population and a GDP that is shameful to even put on paper while developed Germany with 89 million has 14 only ministers. And even arriving at that obscene number required Annan’s external prodding? Meanwhile we are expected to have our hearts jump out of our chest in jubilation when Kibaki fools us with a statement claiming that both parties were pleased with the outcome of the discussions in the spirit of give and take. My foot! How simple words acquire political meaning of their own outside the English dictionary?
Kenyans are paying the ultimate price of a stolen revolution. We did our part by voting but after that we were collectively raped and forced to negotiate with the rapist to return our under garments. Elusive Kibaki brought all these upon us and he is determined to have it stay like that. Meanwhile people shamelessly absolve him by blaming his cronies. Martha was face of bravado and brinkmanship at the Serena negotiations. So who pray is holding Kibaki himself hostage? Well, we are stuck with this thief like pest feeding on our blood to the last drop.
PS: I need help please. Now that Annan, heads of State and other dignitaries will be invited for the Saturday April 12 swearing ceremony at Uhuru Park, will Kibaki be sworn in for the THIRD TERM or only in Kenya do we RE-SWEAR following theft? Any explanation out there?
Another interesting story spotted By Kumekucha