By Michael Okoth
My prayers are that the honest revelations by S.K Macharia that he regrets supporting Raila Odinga in the 2013 elections may somehow provoke the ever restless Luo spirit as it always happens whenever Odinga is rubbed the wrong way by anyone,and awaken them to the urgent need to unshackle themselves from these chains by external capitalists like S.K Macharia who owns the biggest and most popular “Luo Media House” in the Luo Nation,and start thinking about their own internal investment capacities.
S.K Macharia chained us through a popular and national(national in the sense of outreach)vernacular radio station that an overwhelming majority of the rural Luo folks strongly believe is theirs and owned by them.
S.K Macharia is set to tighten his chains even further by giving the Luos “their own” vernacular TV Station in the coming month.The Luo Nation has been waiting for this with abated breaths.
My prayers are that my people may now find from this latest provocation the need to sit down and come up with a Media House of their own by their own for their own.I’m saying this well aware that my prayers are quite futile and my dreams very hollow and unreasonable.
Meanwhile Writer Kenyatta Otieno says>>>
S.K. Macharia says that supporting CORD or rather Raila in 2013 was the biggest mistake of his life. This is when I agree with Alfred Keter, “we must sort out the things that divide us, if we want a united nation.”
S.K. has followed Ngunjiri Wambugu back “home”. These are the few men who sacrificed their social inclusion among their community to bet on a dream of a united Kenya.
We must begin having candid dialogue among ourselves. S.K. Macharia earns part of his bread from several vernacular FM platforms. If not for the sake of Kenya, he can exercise wisdom for the sake of market share for his FM stations.
Progress is minimal but one day, we will walk to Uhuru Park, and look back at the time wasted hating each other, just in time to look into the future with a conviction that we shall never sabotage this country again an the altar of negative ethnicity.