The problem with most Kenyans is that they believe what politicians are saying. They still take those crooks on their word.
Yet as we have seen in this blog too many times, what Kenyan politicians say in public and what they do in private are as different as day and night.
The president of the republic of Kenya has on countless occasions warned against tribalism and urged Kenyans to show love for their country. Very patriotic, as it should be. But what has State House done in private?
There have been reports for a long time now that the provincial administration (whose salaries are paid by all tax payers) is openly campaigning for Uhuru Kenyatta, mainly in Central province. All other possible candidates have been frustrated at every turn. Yes you heard me right. While Kenyans are dying of hunger the government is busy using the provincial administration to campaign for a candidate of their choice. And any state official who tells Kenyans the truth (like the two sub chiefs in Turkana who talked to the press about people in their jurisdiction dying of hunger) will be disciplined.
The same State house has launched a publicity gimmick campaign pretending that we have local capacity and the will to try and prosecute the Hague 6. We are seeing the Moi tactics of the 90s all over again (where powerful people are questioned by the CID. In the 1990 then powerful cabinet Minister Nicholas Biwott was “held” briefly over the death of former Foreign affairs minister Robert Ouko). This time it is Eldoret North MP William Ruto who is being used for the photo opportunity targeted at the masses of Kenya and the foreign press. The idea is for people to believe that the government is finally moving against the perpetrators of the 2012 violence.
Do not forget it is the same State house that crafted a strategy to turn the good Kikuyu people of Kenya against the rest of the country. They told the people that the Kikuyu were being finished by this “Jaruo” who after taking over the presidency would make it impossible for them to survive in this country. Those who crafted this strategy were safe in their up market houses as innocent Kenyan children were made orphans, while others witnessed their own mothers being brutally raped.
What worries me now and should worry Kenyans is that the same political game played in 2012 is in the works. The wounds of 2008 are still very raw and yet these so-called leaders are busy anointing a Kikuyu tribal chief (in the name of Uhuru Kenyatta) and doing everything in their power to start the 2012 campaigns for him early.
Let me help those not familiar with how politics is played in Kenya and are wondering what I am talking about.
We all know that there are at least three other major candidates from the Kikuyu community seeking the presidency. Namely Peter Kenneth, Martha Karua and Paul Muite. The strategy will be to shut down all the other candidates and elevate Uhuru kenyatta to the situation where he will be the sole candidate representing the Kikuyu who matters. So the strategists have to move quickly to make upstarts like Peter Kenneth, Martha Karua and Paul Muite irrelevant. How will they do it?
They will do it by provoking emotions amongst the Kikuyu electorate. This is the only way because the bitter memories of the IDPs is still on the minds of the electorate. These people some of whom were previously landowners and employers have been reduced to beggars and are yet to be re-settled. So the story the Kikuyu electorate will be given is that they have to deal with the threat to the community first and then the IDPs will be settled later. They are already being told that Uhuru Kenyatta is the only person who can unite the community to deal with the threat against the Kikuyu community. They will be told that “the enemy” has already seen this and that is why Uhuru has ended up at the Hague. They will be told NOT to accept a Uhuru conviction because those working for it want to finish the Kikuyu.
Folks that is the sad reality.
I am keeping my ears on the ground and will regularly report back to you about the real message this evil politicians are spreading on the ground. Forget what you hear them saying on TV. The real message is delivered well away from the press cameras.
Meanwhile my appeal to my fellow Kenyans and especially my dear Kikuyu brethren is to ignore what the politicians are telling them. Their community is not in any danger. And they don’t have to have one of their own in State house or in a powerful position to survive in the new Kenya. May I remind them that they survived in the old Kenya for 24 years under the rule of President Moi who felt very threatened by the Kikuyu community and did everything in his power the marginalize them. Indeed he is the man who inventes tribal clashes in 1991.
Surely in the new Kenya our Kikuyu brethren will thrive as will all communities in Kenya.