Letter to the Editor, KT.
When people of Kenya were gallantly fighting for restoration of multipartyism and new constitutional order, the Kikuyu political and economic elite were in the opposite side. They were part of the oppression and infringement of the rights of the people of Kenya. Today they are no different.
However, they were disadvantaged in political power as Moi treated them with suspicion and excluded. They were very bitter and wanted Moi out or atleast they get political position to give them political power to access government business.
During the constitutional reform process, they proposed the position of executive prime Minister in their submission to the CKRC. They also wanted periphery local governments with more powers.
Were they doing it for their own interest or they wanted real power to the people? Was their only mission to take power from Nyayo and betray the fight for empowering our people?
Can they be trusted to support devolution ad resources to the people now that we can see their true colours? Today it is this political and economic elite working behind the scene to dismantle the Constitution and annihilate the devolution using URP hawks the front. It is same strategy Jomo Kenyatta used between 1964 and 69. Tom Mboya was their front man doing the dirty work for them.