“When this matter is still hot, let me ask the Kikuyu nation, who exactly spearheaded your slaughter in the Rift Valley in 2007/08?” – Wahome Thuku.
It is a question which has got tongues wagging, with many of those who responded warning him that he risks losing his popularity by again causing divisions yet people had moved on.
According to comments from this Facebook post, many kikuyu youths seem to know who this culprit is but fear openly saying so to avoid interfering with the current power arrangement in the Jubilee Alliance.
One Araap Rutto responded in jest:
Araap Rutto Wahome, you asking this question toooooo early. We know that you were to ask the same in 2021 when Uhuru is almost finishing his term so as not to vote for Ruto in 2022. You are not shocking us with this. We were and we are still prepared for this.
And for James Njuguna, Wahome is opening a can of worms:
James Njuguna Eeh bana! Use your post to promote peace and cohesion please#Wahome i think your opening wounds that we are not eager to revisit and further PEV was not only in riftvalley so singlelin it what do you intend to mean . We dont have to limp the rest of our lives just because we had a fracture . Whatever happened, happened n it doesnt dictate our future in peace love and unity to all kenyans.
Which led to CORD blogger Dikembe Disembe to weigh in, with a lot of bitter bile:
Wahome Thuku has just been candid about ‘Kikuyu feelings’ on the post election violence. Of course Kikuyus have a historical problem with Luos but they know who butchered them in 2007 including the Kiambaa inferno and for what reason. The problem with Kikuyus is hypocrisy of their masses and chicanery by their political and church leaders. When you read the comments Wahome received, many are openly telling him to ‘avoid that topic for now’. But that question must never be forgotten: Why were kikuyus targets of ethnic cleansing? The narrative often changes with occasion. Often, it goes side by side with another; ‘who fixed Uhuru’. Right now, bloggers like Faith Muthoni, Mugo wa Wairimu, Moses Kuria and that ugandan vagrant David Matsanga are accusing Priscillah Nyokabi, Nyeri Women Rep. Nyokabi used to work for the civil society. The ostracization of a section of Kikuyus who worked and continue to work in the civil society is part of the Kikuyu political and media elite strategy to scapegoat their own community members seeking justice for their hoi polloi. When successful, their leaders manage to hide their own indiscretions and keep loading it over them, and, nationally, us. When ICC is done, the country will look back and remember that there were kikuyus who valiantly fought for victims of the post-election violence,whether these victims were Kikuyus, Kalenjins, Luhyas, Luos etc.Throughout history, and this is what we must remember, there have been “fellow kenyans” from Central Kenya; those who fought as long and hard for every other person. Finally, however much Jubilee bloggers, especially the outfit controlled and bankrolled by government kikuyus like Faith Muthoni and her friends, the Mugos of this world, may want to be celebrated for smoking Uhuru fixers, they must never forget that Uhuru himself wanted to go to the Hague and parliamentary hansard bears that open history. To take us round these circles is to engage us in a game of musical chairs.