From where I am on the fence, I have been seeing many all over the nation and else where getting very emotional in the latest political developments and am honestly surprised that many are disappointed or were expected something different. What worries me is that the tension is back even before we settle and heal of the ethnic cleansing that started soon after the general election results were announced. And that the misbehavior and misconduct of our so called political ‘leaders’ may return us to the dark times that Kenyans woke up to early this year.
In my books, both Kibaki and Raila are crap and am yet to see what people see in them … no disrespect … just that I see nothing in them that would make me respect them. They are both been what Kenyan politician are … getting into politics to serve their own personal agendas that one can’t achieve been a kawaida citizen (read getting rich quick, been corrupt and escape jail sentence, take advantage of the people’s ignorance to further their selfish agendas, etc) … and serving the interests of those who funded them in the campaign period and those who helped them get the political sit or rather power.
One of them may appear to serve the interest of Kenyans depending on where ones interests will be served or think will be served. Sadly, like it happened in 1992, 1997, 2002 and now 2007 we are the people who always fall for their charm … and always enjoy the euphoria around the general elections. Something as simple as wearing a pink shirt is enough to excite us … or one having an international press conference with the grand daughter is enough to convince us that he must be a human leader … or two people happily smiling at the cameras is enough to make us think that all will be cool. How I wish we could look beyond the fake actions they display in public and honestly look at them without the aid of eyes covered with fanaticism. However, they both have a fanatical following and there is nothing much that I can do on that.
Am however hopeful, and at the moment, my eyes are all set on the many new MPs. They must be having the understanding under which they came to parliament and it will be foolish for them to think that come 2012 they will escape the voter’s cane by misbehaving in parliament. Parliament been one of the most powerful and free institution, am hoping that they will take advantage of making sure that the interests of all Kenyans are taken care of.
Let it be known that the times for foolish games are over and from now on they better focus on doing their work. It’s been slightly over 44yrs of us going in rounds and we the citizenry are done with that. Many are waking up and have stopped going round … so woe unto the leaders that are forcing us back to circles. To survive in any industry or environment … one has to read the signs of time … and if the new MPs don’t read these signs … they will be OUT in a hurry. Sisi hatucheki na nyinyi tena. And to the old schooled ones, for their own sakes they better shape up.
Not all is doomed … a cry of about 30 million people can’t go unheard. I will continue hoping and working and praying towards a happy nation … till the day that happens.