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Saturday, December 01, 2012
Should Kenyans Forgive Mzee Kibaki's "Hakuna Haja" Because He Delivered A New Constitution?
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.