That the absence of war does not necessarily mean peace has never been truer for Kenya. After staring apocalypse in the face following the bungled elections, all we have to our credit is making false impressions of motion without any trace of commensurate movements.
At our element best we settled for political expediency in superficial and cosmetic political theatrics cobbled as selfish power sharing while conveniently glossing over the fundamentals under agenda four.
Look around you and what do you see? The IDPs continue to transform themselves into permanent refugee status within their own country. Meanwhile the very leaders who are the cause and source of their Kenya horrid predicament have their eyes singularly trained on the next political trophy which is another 2000 days away. Unwittingly cheering these scoundrels on are the Kenyan Diaspora with the MOVE ON mantra as our kin and kiths continue to starve in IDP camps. But again, who cares venturing in stale non-industrious ventures anyway?
Not only have we exported our village stereotypes abroad but we even continue to give it an abstract sheen albeit packaged as objective road map. Meanwhile the tribal chiefs continue to milk dry our motherland auctioning any prized jewel within her borders.
The gimmick of power sharing is not worth the paper it is written on. A closer look will disabuse any pretence of break from fraudulent schemes to feather the ruling elite’s nests at our collective peril. The facade of Kenyan being at peace is surely the lull before the ultimate storm. In our penchant to bandage festering national wounds we prefer to gloat over smokescreens of progress in our shameless antic to continue digging while stuck in the deep hole. Soon and very soon, we have nobody but ourselves to blame when the balloon of deception is finally pierced by reality.
Peddling tribal hemlock
Just like Moi used to believe that a country prospered on mere strength of PEACE, LOVE and UNITY empty slogans, we continue to be led by people whose collective strengths are premised on vices. The GCG is nothing but a product of international pressure and no Kenyan politician can take any credit for it as evident in no efforts to own it towards it. We are back to old and dirty political games of scheming and nobody is taking lessons from the near-Armageddon to build sustainable structures for that contribute to national peace.
Almost 10 months down the road, the IDPs have been relegated to footnotes of our national conscience as the political plots thicken with alliances and pseudo alliances. Every corner of Kenya is teaming with non-reversing 2012 presidential convoys emitting fake miracles in their wake.
How I wish these scoundrels would devote half the energy and the same passion fighting our national basics of poverty and harmony. But that is a wish with wheels to ride on in Kenya. Instead the reality remains serial and shameless peddling of tribal hemlock. Surely, we must be condemned to the curse of living a collective national lie.