Good morning Political Kenya; what is trending?
I can see JAP slaves are foaming and fulminating and fuming because Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto and Kericho’s Prof Paul Chepkwony sat down when President Uhuru was reading his speech while DP Ruto and his gang stood ‘at attention’.
Reminds me how they almost ‘mungikid’ us here because CORD Leader Raila Odinga recently arrived at Labour celebrations ‘late’, which to them was a sign of ‘disrespect’ to mtukufu rais.
Jubilee supporters live in another Kenya. The Kenya of ‘subjects’. You see, there have been wars in this country and many of them were not part of them. The whole agitation for independence was a war to redefine who we wanted to be.
The British wanted us to remain SUBJECTS of the Queen. We chose CITIZENSHIP.
Now it is 2015 and some people still expect that when a president is reading a long, angry speech filled with personalised attacks, everyone should yell ‘Ndio Baba’ while standing up legs put together and hands tightly held. That is exactly why we rejected Patrick Renison and MacDonald here.
There was also another war, at the turn of this young century. It was a war to defeat the enduring vestiges of white supremacy that remained embedded in the consciousness of those who took over at independence. Again, these JAP slaves did not partake of it.
There was the third war, in 2007/08, to correct the impression that Kenya belonged to one ethnic entity and that without sufficient numbers, they could disregard the very agreements that ensured the 42 ‘nations’ paid its taxes and respected the supra-nation structure called the ‘Republic of Kenya’. Again, they were not part of it.
In between these wars have been insurrections, regional ‘cleansing’ exercises and coups – all said to have failed – to make the ‘republic’ mindful of its obligations.
We defeated one referendum drafted in Kilifi and christened Wako. We passed another, and secured, for eternity, a government whose powers are shared in 47 micro-nations. A government of the regions, by the regions, for the regions.
Surely, in 2015, with COUNTIES, the supra-structure called the ‘republic’ was subdivided, and sovereign power re-shared and re-distributed, so that the people of Bomet do not suffer the indignation of being chastised on Facebook for sitting down, in their own motherland, because a political tourist from Nairobi is ranting!
Sit down Isaac Rutto. Sit down Prof. Chepkwony. Freedom is not just the absence of fear. Freedom is the realization that fear can be overcome. Peace is not just the absence of war. Peace is the acceptance that wars can be fought, and won!
I feel you! Isaac Rutto Kityo!
“Democracy is not an instant coffee” – Raila Odinga.
“…to catch up, to live for a moment, in unison with it, that was the MIRACLE” -Anais Nin.
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