By Faith Mutembei
I have listened to Rt Honourable Raila Odinga countless times and I can swear that the enigma has not touched on the ICC story, especially after it’s termination.Raila moved on, not because he was foolish,but because he knew the power of time. Time heals.
Raila knew that giving Kenyans time may not erase the memories,but it would heal some wounds. It was all mum until recently when the 2nd in command floods our airwaves with “Raila wants to take us back to the ICC” Chants.
Mr deputy, you know, I know and the country knows the persons behind the PEV. We only chose to keep quiet and uphold n respect the rule of law. We voted for you not because you were the best,but because we sympathised with our African Kids. Our very own.
Mr DP trying to open the ICC case 10 years after,is like trying to rip up a dried wound.
Do not remind those who lost all family members and property. Do not remind us the Kiambaa story.
Do not remind those who have no hands,legs etc of a painful past. Mr DP those are stories we wish were never revisited.
Kenyans have moved on not because of your efforts to implement the TJRC report and unite this country, but Kenyans realized they only have to be strong for themselves.
Having said the above,mr DP I only hope the ICC & PEV does not work against you. I am from the Mountain region, a region whose peope were worst affected by the PEV. I can only tell you this; we do not forget and we do not leave anything to chance. We believe in the once bitten twice shy saying. We know what is good or bad for our souls and for a fact you are not among the good. We do not have a soft spot for you.We know the true you and what you are capable of doing.
Mr DP let me bring you up to speed.There is real dilemma in Central Province. Voting for Uhuru is like handing over their lives to you the man who sponsored and supervised the killing of innocent Kikuyu women, children, and men in Rift Valley.
Many of my village mates are actually hoping Uhuru fails because we can’t imagine president Ruto, never.Currently,Kikuyus are in the same government with Kalenjins and they (Kalenjins)have begun their threats to chop off our heads in Rift Valley.(Read Mandago story) Imagine what they will do if Ruto is on the ballot?
For us Kikuyus, Raila is far much better to us than Ruto. This I am sure.Next time,watch what you say and its impacts especially matters ICC/PEV.Mt Kenya haijasahau.