Why Kibaki’s ‘dynamic duo’ should build consensus with opposition youths
By Apa Mwambeo
This Kibaki’s dynamic duo is getting it wrong.We are a
different generation.We see things as they should be seen,say
it as it should be said and call it by its exact name.When a
person dies and people hate to say the truth,calling it the big
disease or complicated malaria,this new generation call it by
its name.They whisper ‘amededi ukedi’.When they see Joseph
Boinett named the new IG of police to replace David Kimaiyo,
it sucks when you want to decorate him with the many
masters,or how skillful he is.This generation is blunt with the
truth, harsh with honesty.
It will not strain to oppose the appointing authority but it will
dangerously seek to let out the bits of truth.It is utterly
disgusting when you want this kids to believe that Boinett will
be good at the job when we all know he got it because the
position under your umbrella is meant for an Elgeyo-
It hurts when mainstream media plays
ball and wants us to be convinced that it is out of merit that
Joseph replaces David.When ‘big’ people die, you have all
those big terms for what kills them or whoever kills
them.”Mysterious circumstances” is nowadays the new
cancer that eats the big people.
All that this generation calls for is a media that will be harsh
and brutal in delivering the truth.
Mainstream media will never
do this.Its too dependent, too hungry to bite the many hands
feeding it, too desperate for adverts.
Social media is the new arena,the new battle field where we
shall call a Kikuyu by his name not his title, a Kalenjin by his
name and not by his many medals, a Kisii by his name and
not by his stone curvings, a Kamba by his name and not his
many colors and the many more.It is on this forum that we
must seek to right wrongs, denounce truthful lies and shout
As my friend Dikembe Disembe puts it,we must pick up the
conversation, own it as a generation and run with it.We
cannot be one as a nation when deep inside us we know only
the few are milking.We can never be cheated that Kenya is
one when we know Kenya is a conglomeration of so many of
us,so many colors, so many tunes that subscribe to the
National Anthem.We must say this for the conversation and
the battlefield are ours.And the Glory of the Lord is with us.
As bloggers battle it in the courts, the blunt truth and harsh
honesty is all we call.We will not tarry for the Glory of the
Lord is for sure with us.