Looking at the tragedy unfolding in Kenya today you almost get a sense that we learnt absolutely nothing from the 2007/8 mass murders and state terrorism. In fact it seems there is even a bigger and more ready appetite for an implosion in the country. It doesn’t surprise me one bit. In any even now that we don’t have to worry about the ICC why not have the real big thing and may be even dismember the country in the process. The tribalists in office and out of office can each just take a slice and let’s get over this nonsense thing called Kenya. We tried before and failed. May be not this time. Good luck with that.
Let’s start here:
Cord and a big chunk of the population of the republic have raised a call to action to stop Uhuru’s government from planning and executing a massive rigging scheme to be supervised by the disgraced and hugely despised IEBC. Cord is calling for a national dialogue to fix the problem before things get really bad next year.
Uhuru and his government just like Kibaki before him are telling CORD and other Kenyans who want a free and fair elections next year to go to hell. Sounds tough. In reality it is more stupid than tough. Foolish people often sound very tough, particularly when they are drunk with power. A fool and power is a terrible combination. We know that.
In 2007, Kibaki determined to cling to power by any means necessary decided that he was not going to allow for the political parties as provided for under the IPPG deal of 1997 to have input in how the ECK would be structured. Kibaki sounded very tough then. He argued with the support of a bunch of known tribalists in his government that the IPPG deal was dead and not necessary. Kibaki said he was going to have Kivuiti ran the show and the poor old power maniac even tried to appoint his own lawyer a Mr. Muttu to the ECK amid protests from the then ODM and other human rights groups.
Kibaki was going at full strength to impose his will on everybody. We had people like the current Nakuru governor Mr. Mbugua openly preparing the AP’s to become militias to subdue the country as the votes were stolen. Kibaki message to those who wanted to fix the problems before things got out of hand was to tell them that he was going to rig the elections and those who don’t want it can go to hell. He was told Kenyans will not accept a rigged election.
Kibaki wnt ahead with his rigging as planned and was promptly and shamelessly sworn in office in darkness as the country exploded in what may very well be the worst mass murder and violence in Kenya. Of course as the war raged, the same Kibaki was hiding at State House sending some murderous operatives to go do the dirty work of burning families including children in their own homes. The whole country was turned into a living breathing crematorium and the shameless murderers have not stopped praying to god to save them from the evil victims of their murders.
Now as we approach another apocalypse with our eyes wide open, people are making excuses again. I read in the media opinion ‘dealers” telling us about the problem being between the Kikuyu and Luo or Kenyatta and Odinga dysnaties. Just total foolishness.
The problem is about a group of people in power telling Kenyans they are going to rig the elections and those who don’t like it can go to hell. Nobody is going to go to hell to allow Uhuru to rig the elections but the whole country could easily end up in hell if we don’t get our act together. Living by the sword is dangerous business. We should know that by now.
The solution is rather simple. The IEBC needs to be dissolved. This is not rocket science. Dissolve this disgrace which has absolutely no confidence from Kenyans. Set a new IEBC using a democratic and inclusive methods. Get thing straightened out and lets prepare for the elections in peace and confidence.
Those who want to shoot people and cause mayhem may be should restrict themselves to killing the likes of Jacob Juma. You may get away with that but don’t swallow too much. It could choke you to death. That is a friendly advice. Take it.