ANOTHER DARK MOMENT
The social contract mandates the sovereign to protect its citizens. The events of 21st September 2009 must be condemned with the strongest terms and actions possible. The departed must be left to Rest in Peace and the injured should be attended to and nursed until sufficient and full recovery.
The events beg the question, where are our security forces, intelligence forces? Are they a deterrence or reactionary? We need to reanalyse our ethic both in service and actions as Kenyans. I agree with the presidentâ€™s statement on various fronts.
Terrorism, just like tribalism, nepotism, crimes against humanity and corruption are philosophies of cowards. As they say do not judge me because I sin differently from you.We need to feel safe in our own country. If the rich are not safe in their exclusive enclaves, what say we the poor in our unguarded domain?
But why touch our children? Like the president says, let us volunteer information. Let the police not be compromised and let them act on the information from the public. NSIS should focus on security and not politics. Somewhere I firmly believe that if Kimaiyo had stayed put in his office at Vigilance, instead of kicking out former Home Affairs employees from Harambee House, his attention would have been caught by something.
It is sad that the president runs around the country making political statements on how his coalition will rule for 20 years yet the current problems facing Kenyans have not been dealt with. When security forces and intelligence become tribal enclaves, this is the result. We should act fast and become a meritocracy.
When dissenting voices and calls for security were dismissed as politics and opposition was asked to â€˜SHUT UPâ€™ to the cheering of some Kenyans, this is the result. The country is so divided that it is easy to set a Kenyan against another. Poverty is rife that it remains a rational decision for self-preservation to sell a brother for some pieces of silver.
How these guys could move around the city undetected is what commissions of inquiry are formed for. No intelligence at all for a multibillion funded intelligence agency shows you what the government uses its security apparatus for. Kimaiyo wants a bigger office in Harambee office, Policemen are out taking bribes instead of conducting checks. Should we defend them now because they reacted to a situation that could have been prevented?
Should we forget that this is a serious lapse on the security of the country and a failure of the government to protect its citizens just because we are told of our courage embodied in our coat of arms? I may be a skeptic but I know there are only two reasons why politicians may read from the same page.
The 1998 bombing of Co-operative house has always been suspected to be a False flag operation. Let us hope that the criminals will be brought to book, they will be arrested and be brought before the Kenyan people. Anything short of this will only fuel our theories. If they all die then no one will know the truth. Thatâ€™s how shoot to kill orders operate, to supress the truth.
But, I am to â€˜actâ€™ patriotic at this time of grief. I believe I should be patriotic at all times not in times of need and grief. I should not just remember that God exists when faced with a tragedy. What are we doing as a country? Why do we forget easily that our tribal and religious divisions cannot be reversed by a single or even multiple events?
We need to be a nation; Kenyans for Kenya reminded us that, this reminded us of that truth, our president, our government need to remind us of that through deeds and not words. The clarion call has been ‘kusema na kutenda’. Let us be silent for a while and take action, the more futile, the more incomprehensible, the more irrelevant an action is the vaster and more potential it has in building our nationhood.
do not want to be the nation that might seek consistent tragedies so that we give the perception of unity. We need to develop a Kenyan code of ethics, moral standards and a unified country before we even attempt to create a Kenyan Dress. For those who perished, for the injured and their families, for those who stand alone, for those who need to see others stand so that they too can stand, for the leadership if this country, I shall now take my moment of silence.