Martha Karua at the height of January’s political heat couldn’t have put it more poignantly-NO NEED TO SECURE VISA, PARADISE IS HERE. So Uncle Sam Kivuitu should take heart and call the US bluff in denying him visa. If anything his deputy Kihara Mutuu had eaten from the same plate of denial. So where does that leave us Kenyans and our mentality of MOVE ON while the fundamentals of all our institutions are left to go the dogs?
It appears we are condemned to the big brother curse. With no trace or element of shame we have to wait to be pushed off the chair and start crying wolf in mother tongue for sympathy even when the sins we commit are bloody red. Please do not insult the ears with the deceptive mantra of innocent till proved guilty since conscience need no trial.
Mbeki’s resignation as SA president may have been a classic political revenge from his hitherto comrades whom he betrayed. But just like Mandela before him, he has proved that he is cut from a different political fabric compared to other African despots masquerading as custodians of their countries’ interests with every scheme plotted to auction everything within their borders.
Guillotine is here
We may conveniently choose to run from the truth and reality with the selfish MOVE ON sermon but we can hide from the hole we dug ourselves into. Thank God for small mercies doled in big brother. True there is no free lunch. The international community will not sit pretty as our so-called leaders impunity to a different level exclusively for their interests. Well, the predictable rants about neo-colonialism will definitely flood our shores but that won’t let the powers that be blink.
Kumekucha may have asked in jest the price of stealing elections. Well, the truth is that the zeroes to the right will make Zimbabwe’s inflation rate look like numerical decorations before the decimal points. The cost is huge and the perpetrators are hellbent on recouping their investments in the shortest time possible. Thanks to mother nature which works in mysterious. Now pirates have blown the cover of our own arm dealers.
The political scoundrels ran with the hounds and must now suffer the wrath of fleas. They may run but will never hide forever. It is a small world and payback time is nigh. The axe will not spare any guilty scalp and like the guillotine ECK is having its head on the chopping block. Who is next?