By Comrade Albert Nyakundi Amenya
Even as I congratulate Nigeriaâ€™s President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari for winning an election, I wish to ask the President of Kenya to emulate him come 2017. Just like the All Progressive Party (APC) outperformed the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP), the same is likely to happen here during the next General Election. When things take the same rout as Nigeria, I urge the president and his deputy to accept and move on.
From the look of things, all is in public domain there is a clear and unambiguous indication that people are fed up with the Kenyatta administration and they will kick it out come the time. The people want change and they are certain theyâ€™ll find it in CORD.
Kenyans want the wheels of ethnicity to stop rolling and the wheels of transparency to start rolling. They desperately want someone who can truly jumpstart their lives, currently stuck in poverty in order to be able to comfortably put Ugali in their tables. Kenyans are tired of the President who plays porker with their lives. They are tired of a President who borrows jumbo sums of money from China and hand them as surety.
The honourable citizens of this nation are no longer interested in a president who since he was elected, went to sleep only to stagger awake when elections are near and attempt to turn water into wine. The intelligent people of Kenya will see through the phony faÃ§ade and refuse to buy the last minute potpourri of deceit by the JAPanese.
From all indications, Uhuru Kenyatta is a bloke whose sageness is in question. He is a man whose life has been the fulcrum of senselessness and bizarre assertions. When that hour comes, the people will hit the nail on the head with the actual message they intend to convey.
Like I have said here on this platform before, this nation is at crossroads. Our country is at the brink of a serious political catastrophe unless President Kenyatta and his administration stop their ongoing attempt to scuttle the integrity of Kenyans in the name of fighting corruption. Before running for office in 2013, the President and his deputy refused to respect our hard earned democracy, rise above chapter six of our constitution and allow the wheels of justice to freely roll. The duo refused to respect the tenets of democracy by declining to step aside and pave way for investigation of ICC cases against them.
Remarkably, this is why I still maintain that the recent grandstanding release of that list of corrupt state officers by the president must not augur well for the valiant citizens of this great, but, troubled nation. The innocent people of Kenya have suffered enough. By now, Kenyans ought to have seen some ray of light at the end of the tunnel.
If the President and his deputy refused to go through a constitutional process, how do they expect the people who are supposed to look up to them to act differently? How do they expect to provide an alternative government that is focused on good governance, accountability, probity and above all, zero tolerance for corruption if they never led by example?
What we are seeing now is pure PR. The President is deceiving the country that he is hell-bent on throwing the spanner in the works. The Jubilee administration has failed substantially. For the last two years it has been at the helm, it has failed to add anything substantial to the governance and development of this nation or to elevate the country from underdevelopment.
They have to accept that they have failed to run the affairs of this nation. Their desperate act confirms that their cling to power is as a result of vote rigging, BVR malfunction and unmitigated brigandage. Now that their game is up, they have nowhere t run to. They donâ€™t know how to tackle corruption. One thing they forget is that Kenyans will continue to stand for fair governance and corruption-free state. Kenyans will not go to sleep until those bleeding their country are brought to book and dealt with accordingly. Kenyans will not near their divans until rigging is no longer in Jubileeâ€™s stock in trade.
How can JAP pride itself as the grandest political coalition in Kenya yet it cannot win a by-election in Kajiado, despite the visit by the President and a whooping weeklong tent-pitching by the deputy president? Why is it that the current administration has sponsored all kinds of uncalled for allegations against the opposition as a decoy for term elongation in 2017?
Kenyatta and his autocratic politburo must be afforded the facts that there is no alternative to democracy. They should be reminded that immediately they took over from president Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, businesses have lost more than a third of their expected income. Key investors have disinvested their investments in view of the air of confusion surrounding the corruption infested government.
We all know that there is no part of Kenya or Kenyan that is useless. This nation belongs to all of us and we must strive to recognize and respect one another. After all, we were all human beings created by God. We are all Africans: we are all Africans and we are all Kenyans. And the fight against graft, more than any other thing, is about Kenya, her current needs and future hopes.
The author Comrade Albert Nyakundi Amenya is an MP Aspirant (2017) Kitutu Chache North Constituency