By Hon. Koigi Wa Wamwere via Facebook
As we continue to ask why President Obama will not visit Kenya, we Kenyans have the answer though very uncomfortable to accept.
A king once walked naked through the main street of his city. As he did so, the people cheered and praised the exceptional beauty of the suit of his nudity. However, a child on the shoulders of his father blew up madness of the people when he asked: why is the king naked? The father and others who heard the child dared not answer but knew he was right. Like the king, our leaders are naked after the ICC took off their clothes with their indictment for crimes against humanity. Our top leaders are also nude since they supported one party dictatorship as youth leaders of KANU party.
Deputy President of Kenya William Ruto is even more naked since a local court here found him guilty of grabbing 100 acres of land from an IDP of another community during or after Post Election Violence.
With our leaders naked, how can President Obama easily visit the country they lead? Equally, how can our naked leaders visit other countries? And can anybody allow himself to take a picture with leaders who are naked? Here let us remember we are not talking about nudity of not having clothes on. We are talking about nudity of lacking morality, values and taboos that give leaders credibility and legitimacy.