Sunday, June 14, 2009
Mungiki, Vigilantes: The Devil or Dark Blue Sea
Central province and her Diaspora in Rift Valley are under siege. The Mungiki menace has acquired hell proportions. Ask anybody affected by this murderous gang and s/he won’t mince words in supporting the vigilantes who are serving COLD REVENGE to Mungiki.
True, an eye for eye leaves the whole province blind. But wait a minute, why leaders from these affected areas so cagey and guarded about lambasting these blood suckers and machetes wielders? No prizes fro guessing. The ogre is out mauling its keeper.
The Mungiki menace is symptomatic of failed leadership. Only deceit can make one baptize it otherwise. The truth is unpleasant and most people would rather have their egos soothed with evangelistic smokescreens. Well, preachers only make a killing in times of plenty and peace.
Until we face up to the present challenges and call a spade for what it is and not an earth relocating device, we stand accused of watering the unholy trinity of HUBRIS, DECEPTION and FRAUD that aptly define our body politics.
Daily Nation’s heart rendering gory tale of a husband being asked to pay for SERVICE RENDERED by Mungiki after gang raping his wife in his presence paint a war arena. Even during war, the UN has classified rape a war crime. Mungiki must be beheaded and extinguished. Their barbarity is spine chilling. Those who propped must be brave enough and face them squarely lest central province goes to the dogs.
The vigilantes are no angels either. Their acts of revenge will and has claimed numerous innocent lives. And just like Mungiki before them, once they are done they will mutate into another monster of extortion besides skinning skulls.
Where is TRUE LEADERSHIP when a region, nay country, is really crying for one?