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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Should Kenyans Forgive Mzee Kibaki's "Hakuna Haja" Because He Delivered A New Constitution?

President Mwai Kibaki with Prime Minister Raila Odinga 

By Kumekucha Reader
Of huge value for appreciating Mzee Mwai Kibaki's legacy and his footprint on all things political in Kenya, one has to delve into the ordinary wananchi's experiences and ways of thinking that have given birth to a totally different breed of raia in the last ten years.

Mzee Mwai Kibaki's legacy will be examined or viewed differently by his contemporaries and raia in various age brackets - 18-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56-65, 66-75 - depending on whether their standard of living tremendously improved, became stagnant, or worsened during his reign.

Unfortunately for many of us living in this day and age, it is the next generations of Kenyans who will have the benefit of being given an extraordinary key to looking and understanding the full, unforgettable richness (or abysmal presidential record) of 'Mwai Kibaki's Legacy' by 2042, 2052 or 2062.

Thirty to fourty years of history may shed some very different light on Mzee Mwai Kibaki's presidency as one among the most sublime, meaningful, and redeeming moments the country has ever had since independence.

There are many of us who would beg to differ, and rightfully so, due to various reasons, including current political inclinations.


Mwarang'ethe said...

"Mzee Mwai Kibaki's legacy will be examined or viewed differently by his contemporaries and raia in various age brackets - 18-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56-65, 66-75 - depending on whether their standard of living tremendously improved, became stagnant, or worsened during his reign."


The above is a fallacy.

There are winners and losers in all age groups.

There are people who are 18 who have gained, there are others who have lost. This applies to all groups. So, the idea that, this and other age group has same views on Mzee Kibaki is nonsense.

Having noted the above, the problem in Kenya/Africa is simple. There has not been, and will not be GENERAL WELFARE.

In other words, as STRUCTURED today, some people will do very well, but, the MAJORITY, will do very bad. That is the way IT IS GOING to be unless there are some drastic reforms.

More so, what we describe above is not caused by persons who call themselves presidents and such funny names.

It has to do with the nature of economics. In other words, lack of GENERAL WELFARE in Kenya/Africa, cannot be rectified by the president no matter how smart he is.

NB: Was Bush or Blair, more intelligent than Mugabe, Kibaki, Mbeki, Museveni? NEVER.

It is a STRUCTURAL PROBLEM which requires the CITIZENS, including the bloggers to appreciate and thereby, demand such required STRUCTURAL CHANGES.

However, instead of appreciating the need for STRUCTURAL CHANGES required, the IVY LEAGUE of FOOLS, FOOLISH GRADUATES keep on yelling about OPIUM SESSIONS, to elect this monkey and that monkey.

And, not forgetting their CHILDISH OBSESSION with the so called Chapter 6 - Integrity which is an animal no one knows what it is.

For the above reasons, although we disagree with Mzee Kibaki and others, we INSIST, let Mzee Kibaki, just like Moi, go home in peace.

In other words, this maneno of saying Kibaki should go to Hague is upumbavu mtupuu.

With those words, we leave to enjoy:


Anonymous said...

This Kumekucha reader is an excellent writer and analyst.

Anonymous said...

Stated it before and will state it again that it is not Mzee Mwai Kibaki who is in real need of raias' collective forgiveness, lest we forget that the current constitution - or even a better one - was bound to be delivered at one point or another with or without his active partcipation.

However, kuna haja kuu for every raia to express a patriotic dose of remorse, forgive himself or herself, and extend the same amount (or more) of forgiveness to other raia from all walks of life.

Then - every raia whether they were in Kenya or the diaspora - seek forgiveness from the rest of the other raia for the adverse roles everyone of us has played in the last nine years and eleven months during Mzee Mwai Kibaki's reign.

And worst of all, the malicious roles we enganged in regardless of the political-cum-ethnic sides we took during one of the hellish episode in our country's history, the now infamous post-election violence of '07 and '08.

We, all raia, are responsible for what we did and didn't do, regardless of whether we were directly involved in the political mayhem, or took the usual easier way out of vicariously participanting in the popular theater of Schadenfreude from the safety of our vicinages.

Change serves another purpose besides cosmetic or structural transformation - like the now cherished promulgation of the country's new constitution and the inauguration of the so-called Kenya's 'California Freeway and Expressway' that runs through the metropolitan city of Thika.

The change the country has undergone in the last nine years and eleven months, serves as reminder of where we have come from since January of 2003, in hopes that we never ever make the same colossal mistakes again from April of 2013 through December 12th, 2022, and beyond. Never again.

Anonymous said...

Kumekucha, let Kibaki be granted a golden handshake and given a symbolic miniature wooden wheelbarrow as he prepares for the next phase of life and deserved enjoyment of all that the wonderful climate of Othaya can afford him.

In the meantime, who among us still insists that that a number is just another number without much significance in people's daily lives?

Well, how else can many of us explain or let alone recall where we were on 02-02-02, 03-03-03, 04-04-04, 05-05-05, 06-06-06, 07-07-07, 08-08-08, 09-09-09, 10-10-10, or 11-11-11?

And are we going to be bothered with where we will be or what we will be doing in a couple of days, let's say on 12-12-12?

Does it really matter given the way in which Kenyans from major as well as marginal communities have perfected the art of surviving the political, economic and social terrors in the lasy fourty-nine years of history and cultural amnesia of our great nation?

Wishing all of us the best and a very happy Independence - Uhuru - Day celebrations on December 12th, 2012.

Anonymous said...

Will anything different eever come out of the current business as usual political circles of Kenya?

By the way, how couls anyone fail to spot the patient but rather intense look on the face of the gentleman standing - in the waiting - behind Mwai Kibaki?

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