OPEN APOLOGY TO RAILA ODINGA: FORGIVE US OUR SINS
Dear Rt. Hon. Prof. Dr. Eng. Baba Raila Odinga Chamgee Arap Mibei? Icheonade Jakom?
It is with a lot of restraint that I run myÂ fingers on the keyboard to write thisÂ open apology letter to you, 6 years afterÂ we mercilessly sacrificed you on thatÂ evening of December 2009. This was after one of your disciples, Judas UliamÂ betrayed you for Ksh. 4 billions.
It is withÂ a lot of remorse and penitence that IÂ admit that we committed the greatest sinÂ of all sins on 4thMarch 2013 when we atÂ last pitilessly hanged you. We were mad at you!
I am not in any way â€œpost-supposingâ€ thatÂ we should have elected you as theÂ countryâ€™s 4th president but I am simplyÂ venting out the guilt of having said andÂ prayed the unprintable and unpalatableÂ against you when we learnt from Judas that you were out to â€œfinishâ€ the KalenjinÂ community despite having voted to theÂ last man and stood with you during andÂ soon after the marred election of 2007.Â
We bought into Judasâ€™ sophism andÂ spoofs headlong. We were raging madly at you! Judas fudged his responsibilities asÂ Kalenjin elder at that time on the MauÂ eviction exercise yet he sat in the cabinetÂ that was convened to oversee theÂ humane eviction and resettlement of theÂ would-be evictees.
He failed to act decisively as an installed (Or self-installed) king of Kalenjin. All he could doÂ was to come to the public and invokedÂ our emotions by repeatedly lying to usÂ that our lands (something close to everyÂ Kalenjinâ€™s heart) were being grabbed by none other than you. We got mad at you! Moreover, he cried that you wereÂ engineering the case against him atÂ Hague.
He even went ahead to enkindleÂ further our fury by telling us that youÂ were interested in taking all theÂ Kalenjins to the last man to rot in ICCâ€™s cells. We went wild. How could you beÂ such ungrateful? We loudly asked!
We vowed to avenge; to send you politicalÂ oblivion and teach you a lesson. And weÂ regretfully did that. Unknown to us, Jusdas was able to killÂ two birds with a single stone. HeÂ succeeded in sending you to cold like MauÂ evictees and successfully auctioned us.Â And instead of him being the Moses heÂ had masqueraded to be, he went ahead to eat its own young ones.
Devoid ofÂ feelings for the common man, he is inÂ record for calling against strengthening
and protection of constitution; throughÂ which a poor Arap Cheboin and the rest ofÂ my poor species would have gotten a chance to decide how to utilize their ownÂ resources. The Judas is now seriouslyÂ fighting those he perceives to be havingÂ the needs of the common man at heart.
Agwambo, it is dawning on us thatÂ immediately when our MosesÂ masquerader, got his end of the deal (theÂ price of Kalenjinsâ€™ votes) he all of aÂ sudden became blind to the plight of theÂ same Mau Evictees whom he rode on to the far he has reached. In fact, he is evenÂ currently deaf ears to the cries of the kidsÂ and women who are being evicted inÂ Narok South.
The gusto of 2009, that heÂ had when he was fighting your decisionÂ to conserve Mau Forest Complex is no more. We are guessing that either heÂ does not want to vex his masters or he isÂ contented with the far he has reached
and will not need our pathetic votesÂ again. Agwambo, we have found you a friend.Â
We thought he was better but he is inÂ fact worse than you! And for that we areÂ sorry. We are sorry for believing that youÂ were the most unfeeling human beingÂ ever to live. We are sorry because we are now realizing that you are far muchÂ kinder than our own Moses.
Having conveyed my apologies, allow meÂ not to waste much of your time since I amÂ sure you are having a great time withÂ your grandchildren at the comfort of yourÂ bungalow away from the cold of Mau IDPÂ Camps. See you next year when you will be campaigning for umpteenth time forÂ presidency. I applaud your determination!
Yours in Remorse