Emilio Stanley "Wacha wapigane" Mwai Kibaki.
It is not too difficult to imagine Mwai Kibaki saying the very same chilling words he said at Nyayo Stadium on Jamuhuri day earlier this year when Kenya was burning. He probably said them many, many times last year and maybe at the beginning of this year... in private.
There is too much evidence to suggest that he did.
If the NSIS evidence given to the Waki commission is to be believed, the president was fully briefed of the gathering storms running up to the disputed general elections last year.
“Wacha wale wanataka kupigana wapigane.” (Let those who want to fight fight). I can imagine him saying those very same words when he was warned of impending violence in the country.
As I reviewed a tape a few minutes ago where he spoke those words a chill went up my spine and I remembered immediately the events leading up to the troubles of early this year that saw many innocent Kenyans killed, maimed and raped. And more so what the NSIS told the Waki commission. That they were fully aware that there was going to be trouble. If the NSIS knew did the President NOT know? Of course he did because the NSIS exists mainly to brief the president of their findings. So why didn’t somebody take action? Why didn’t the president take action?
Assuming that the president did not receive the advice from the intelligence people with the same attitude he faced angry Kenyans on Friday, Jamuhuri day, then we need to ask ourselves the question whether that is the way leaders are supposed to speak in public anyway. With such arrogance??
“Wacha wale wanataka kupigana wapigane.”
Would former President Daniel arap Moi have spoken in the same I-don’t-care-attitude? I am sorry but that second president of the republic of Kenya has been made to look so good by the current blundering, tribal presidency.
And neither can Prime Minister Raila Odinga escape blame for the terrible things that happened in this country. He knew very well that his political strategy to win the presidency was driving Mwai Kibaki up against a wall and isolating our dear Kikuyu brothers. Yet he continued with it and did not take leadership and stop even for a minute to take stock. If only to save precious Kenyan lives. Is making it to State House worth the unnecessary death of one single innocent Kenyan? Let alone the thousands who died?
Those who have said that we lack leadership in Kenya I must say that they are absolutely correct. What we call leadership are those morons in parliament busy with a circus that is NOT funny. Passing laws that would not even have been passed in apartheid South Africa and then turning round and telling us that they are against those laws and that they were not in parliament when they were being passed by their colleagues. What mavi ya ngombe is that??? More so in this age of cell phones and instant communications?
So where the hell were they? On Koinange street perhaps?
Post Updated by Chris
I told you guys that Kenya is a police state. Remember the guy who was arrested from Nyayo Stadium for disrupting the president's speech as part of the protest by Kenyans? His name is Fredrick Odhiambo. Well he was beaten up so badly that he is now receiving treatment at the Nairobi Women's Hospital. Some ordinary wananchi are perturbed that Mr Odhiambo was taken to the "Women's hospital" and told a Kumekucha reporter on the streets of Nairobi today; "Odhiambo is no longer a man - walimufinya sehemu za siri" (they assualted him in his private parts). Nothing of the sort happened because the Nairobi Women's hospital specializes on cases of people who have been brutualized not necessarily in the way these Nairobians were suggesting.
It looks like the cops followed instructions from their boss to the letter. Let those who would dare want to fight a police state, fight.
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