By KK Pundit
New Kenya constitution Chapter one, Section (1): “All sovereign power belongs to the people of Kenya, and shall be exercised only in accordance with this Constitution.”
It is one week since Kenyans voted for a new constitution but reading newspapers and watching news one would be tempted to imagine that last Wednesday's was a mock exercise. The so-called Kenyan church is up in arms demanding amendments to what is not promulgated yet.
Reading blogs with Kenyan political content leaves you wondering whether we falsely accuse out leaders of politicking 24/7. Bloggers will never cease drawing and craving political blood no matter the serenity of the occasion. Well, I guess it all boils down to the basic fundamentals: YOU CANNOT LEGISLATE VALUES, it is in the genes, LOL.
No wonder the Pokots have killed all their cats and dogs following advice by Minister Samuel Poghisio and PS Lonyangapuo that they would be taxed for keeping them under the new Constitution.
Are we there yet? Or are we heading nowhere?
There is a question being asked over and over by voices from the legal chambers of concerned experts, social gatherings, frothing waterholes, meat roasting dens, dispirited religious circles, sardine parked matatus, death-wish buses and regional political grapevines, which is:
What name will Kenyans christen the so called newly delivered Baby Constitution?
Will it be Dilemma, Quagmire, Quandary, Limbo, Mystery, Business As Usual, Kenya Ina Wenyewe (Shakers and Movers)?
Or will it be Hope (For the Better), Freedom (At Last), Change (We Fought For), Kick Them All Out If They Don't Deliver (Come 2012), Let's Wait And See (It Will Take Time Kenyan Style).
An ancient echo from a distant first cousin of KereNyanga named KereNjaro who lives in the neighbouring clouds of Eastern African may remind us of what is yet to come.
"Fifty years later and none of my six children have yet to resemble me in any way, shape or form, nor do they resemble their immediate grandparents, five paternal uncles, three aunts or any one of their paternal eighteen nephews and sixteen nieces. What's going on? Should I keep hoping for the better, ignore the matter all together or have a DNA test done asap?
I fear the worst if I opt for the last alternative. The truth may be a bitter pill to swallow if the results confirm my simmering decade old suspicion. The mother of my children is very uncomfortable with us being seen in public as a family.
Our close friends, family, colleagues, associates, relatives, complete strangers, former school mates, and neighbours have never ceased to ask whether all of our children are from their mother's previous relationship, marriage or were adopted by us given our very busy sociopolitical engineered projects for the last five decades."
Majority of Kenyans gave birth to a new constitution, but will it translate into what they had hoped for or will they end up without an inclusive political DNA that will transform the lives of many Kenyans all over the country?
Should Kenyans demand an immediate constitutional DNA test in order to figure out the real devil that is hidden in the details before it's too late, or should they wait and see what becomes of the baby's true political, social and economic identity in the next ten to fifteen years?
BTW, how does a country like Kenya finds the means and ways to perform a national DNA on the newly delivered baby christened by the majority as "Consti Tution wa Kenya"?