Monday, April 08, 2013
Uhuru Appoints Raila Envoy to Tame Tension
President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has measured up to the bigger call of duty by walking the talk of healing a divided Kenya after the bruising elections. Appointing Raila is not only statesmanlike but a decision that defied all conventional political modus operandi. With a single act, Uhuru has smothered the tyranny of numbers into magic of numerals and digits. Uhuru's actions puts to shame those destructive elements who took to the streets to protest the decision by Supreme Court to dismiss the petition against his election as Kenya's fourth president. But credit too goes to Deputy President-elect William Ruto who agreed to joining hands with a hitherto political enemy who almost rendered him political irrelevant where it not for his shrewdness to gang the Kalenjins to play for him. Raila now must show respect the boss who showed exceptional magnanimity in victory to heal Kenya. He must renounce his activist traits and join hands with Jomo Junior's winning team to help propel Kenya to the next level.