The President won't sign the damn bill.
Suddenly Kenyans are dealing with one of the worst Parliaments in history, to the point where a majority of the nation's suffering people are beginning to see in Kibaki a common sense modorate. That the country has come to this point within eleven months is an indictment of the the Kenyan electorate that perpetually accepts handouts from these scoundrels, just as much as it is a thumbs down on what is shaping up to be the most insensitive, authoritarian Parliaments in the history of this republic. It's indeed regretable that some of us hailed these youthful leaders as the right people to lead Kenya after last year's elections. How wrong we were!
Within a year these men and women, hell bent on enriching themselves, have gone from refusing to pay taxes, to playing games with unga, to passing one of the most draconian bills this side of post-Moi Kenya. What is even more stunning is that the ODM, the party most Kenyans were looking up to for progress, was part of this withering betrayal. Where was James Orengo when this law was passed? Where was William Ruto and Musalia? Why didn't the Prime Minister voice his outrage? Don't you find it disingenuous that these men are suddenly distancing themselves from the bill? They can try all they want, but I know that when Kenya needed them, they turned the other way and voted for oppression. Coming from Orengo and Imanyara and Raila and the other second liberation titans, this is a biting betrayal. Should we now be comforted that they will stop the bill? Jesus Christ, what do these people take us for?
So is Kenya ready for a revolution as I hear some pundits beginning to forecast? Not really. We haven't reached the point where the pressing matters this nation is dealing with are without solutions. Unga can and must be fixed. The MPs taxes will be fixed. As for the media supression bill, the President WON'T sign it. I have that from an authoriative source. And when you come to think of it, the incessant overeach of this bungling Parliemant has handed President Kibaki the best Christmas gift of his career. While the MPs now look like power-drunk dictators, Kibaki...by not signing this bill...emerges from this brouhaha looking like a consumate democrat. Whenever things go wrong in Kenya now, all he has to do is point a finger at Parliament. How these roles have changed within a year is one of the most fascinating political occurences this closing year. If I were Kibaki, I'd milk this trend for all it's worth.
Maybe not a revolution, but the government must sense that Kenyans are in no mood to accept crap from anyone anymore. It's now imperative that out leaders, at all levels, do the right thing or watch as the magnitude of grievances in Kenya grows exponentially to the point where a revolution becomes inevitable. In case they doubt that this can happen, all they need to do is harken back to the disheartening events of last Friday, when furiuos Kenyans, across the board, disapproved of the direction the nation is going. To a man, you could sense the collective No from Kenyans. To make this clearer let me put it this way. Kenyans have laernt that their problems are not caused by the poor Kikuyu, poor Luo, poor Kalenjin, poor Luhya or the poor Kisii next door. No. They now know that these problems, including the unending divisions in this country, are caused by the unscrupulous MPs and successive governments that have never shed colonial tactics.
Kenyans now know who the enemy is.
Our minds have been liberated ahead of 2012.
In just four years we will join hands, after these enemies of Kenya are defeated, and we will sing Free at last, Free at last, thank God Almighty, we're Free at last.