How will history judge Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki's presidency?
President Mwai Kibaki has ruled out the possibility of any elections being held in Kenya before 2012. Read the full report of what he said HERE.
The president has been wrong before. Terribly wrong at times, and sometimes with grave consequences. For example he was wrong about Kenyans taking the election theft lying down and was sure if a few of them got shot dead by police everybody would come back in line and accept the only election results he himself could live with.
He was wrong again about being able to form a non-coalition government. In fact he instructed his ministers to tell the press that folks who had come to help negotiate peace like Bishop Desmond Tutu and then Ghanaian President John Kufuor were in town for a cup of tea. He was wrong about that one too.
However the most dangerous thing the president is wrong about is the mood of Kenyans right now. He does not seem to realize just how fed up Kenyans are with the grand coalition government, especially now when there is so much hunger all over the country. As I have said before you can do many things to people without trouble as long as they have food in their belly. However the moment folks start going hungry everything changes. Ask the King of France shortly before the French Revolution started. Interestingly this is something that used to scare former President Moi a lot. Kibaki on the other hand is a completely different kettle of fish. Nothing moves him and he cares about nothing.
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And of course President Kibaki would not like any elections to take place in Kenya before 2012. That will not be in his personal interest, will it? You see in Kenya politicians NEVER do things for the good of the country.
There is little doubt that history will be much kinder to former President Daniel arap Moi’s tenure than it will be to Mwai Kibaki’s presidency. There is little doubt that he will be remembered as the President who pushed Kenyans to the brink of a terrible abyss. The man under whose watch the cancer of tribalism thrived to it’s very apex and maybe slightly beyond.
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