Raila’s Collaboration With Uhuru Is Good For Country.
I didn’t want to discuss politics as I’m grieving the death of my brother whose mysterious death has devastated the whole family. But unfolding political landscape in Kenya is huge.
Kenya’s father of democracy who embodies oppositional politics of a transformed and prosperous Kenya has merged with Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta in the interest of Kenya.
This development comes hot on the heels of political instability precipitated by electoral fraud. The country was nosediving.
In my opinion, this merger is good for country. One, political wounds inflicted by ethnic resentment and electoral fraud will start to heal.
Two, Raila is not your ordinary politician. He has lots of tricks up his sleeve. For now, this merger might seem like a betrayal of trust. But in the coming days, I strongly believe good will come out of it.
Three, history demonstrates that every time Raila has merged with government, Kenya attained tremendous strides. New beginnings ensued. Economy grew. Tribes reconciled. Status Quo was destroyed. New constitutional dispensation was started.
However, I encourage Raila and his advisors to ensure full details defining the merger is published and publicized.
Secondly, Raila must ensure that electoral fraud that characterizes Kenya’s elections is discussed and solved by implementing temper proof system that will promote transparency and accountability of votes cast.
Third, Raila must ensure that families of Kenyans who were slaughtered or harmed by Jubilee sanctioned police brutality are compensated and individual police officers are held accountable.
Fourth, Raila must ensure that historical injustices stemming from unfair land allocation, corruption and ethnic divisions are addressed and solved.
Finally, Mudavadi, Wetang’ula and Kalonzo have gotten opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills on critical issues of national importance.
God bless Kenya.