"If you want to rattle a snake you must be prepared to be bitten by it..."
"Anybody who loves the Kikuyus must follow Uhuru Kenyatta."
Why do people suddenly become saints when they die? Why is it that suddenly they become close friends of everybody and appear to have had no enemies?
In my view the best way to honour the dead is to tell the truth. Highlight the bad about them even as you point out the good so that those of us who are left behind can learn something from the dead man's life. When you insist on telling lies and sanitizing their lives for burial, we learn very little or nothing.
* Like most of the richest Kenyans he made his money using public office, most notably as executive chairman of KCB.
* He said in front of witnesses that Kenya would only get a Luo president over his dead body.
* He was one of the key figures who participated in the ghastly Standard newspapers raid. (Read this amazing inside story).
* Ordered the police to shoot to kill and was involved in the killing (cold blooded murder) of many many suspected Mungiki members.
* He ordered several hits as de facto minister in charge of internal security.
*Michuki rules tamed Matatus and brought them into the tax system for the very first time. His rules saved many precious Kenyan lives. When he was replaced by another minister the industry slid back to chaos.
* He always spoke his mind. e.g. he made it clear that he disliked "Jaruos."
* He loved his country... as long as a Kikuyu was at the helm.
* He played a major role in cleaning up the Nairobi River.
I feel it in my bones that this post is akin to playing a guitar for a herd of goats because nobody will change Kenyans. They will never speak evil about the dead. NEVER!! If Hitler had died in Kenya he would be a hero today. Very odd but it probably stems from our ancestors who believed that dead people become gods and have power over us and can intervene on our behalf up there. What rubbish!!!!