By Seth Odongo
There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving dialogue a chance.
Two, those comparing our situation with the Dr. Machar’s situation are forgetting that Machar had two critical ingredients to rely on; that is, (i) the gun and (ii) the oil.
If we had guns and oil; friends, it would not have been us calling for dialogue but UN’s Ban Ki Moon and US’ John Kerry.
What we have is your skulls and you have to know Raila Odinga doesn’t want to be President over your dead bodies. The whole point of wanting to be President is to improve your condition, not commemorate your demise.
The people we compete with for power doesn’t have the conscience for these considerations. Yet, we do.
Tonight if you are feeling saddened by our lack of strategy for giving dialogue a chance, give it a little, deeper thought.
Life is still precious, regardless.
So you need to understand that Raila Odinga isn’t calling you to the streets so that you be gun powder for Uhuru.
And you need also to understand that Uhuru has no moral vault to draw conscience from. I said it.
When I think of our situation I can only compare it to a scene in that movie -Django Unchained – where an abysmal winner (slave owner) clings to a slave by thinking the other guy is a sore loser. It doesn’t end well.
Even in the darkest of times we must have a moral lesson to bequeath. The realization of the lack of reverence to human life by a regime willing to main and torture and kill always weighs on the old man.
The consequence of putting a brave face to that reality is unthinkable.
Be that as it may, I have one more thing to share with you, friends.
We shall overcome.