BY: Rashid Wanjala
Â TNA leader Uhuru Kenyatta must be watching with keen interest when HAMAS- a designated terrorist organization- finally managed to gain international attention from its altercation with Israel.
This is because, HAMAS is a sanctioned and isolated organization in charge of the Palestinian Authority, and Uhuru too would face a similar predicament if elected president come March 2013- head of a cash strapped, isolated and sanctioned regime.
Hamas was recently accused of using human shields by launching rockets to Israel from densely populated areas that Israeli airstrikes could not hit for fear of civilian casualties.
Now thereâ€™s no difference between using human shields with what Uhuru intends to do when he decides to hold Kenyans ransom by pursuing the presidency â€œAgainst Medical Adviceâ€.
The jury is out, â€œdoctorsâ€ privy to international political dynamics are unanimous that â€œUhurunemiaâ€ would kill Kenya even before his case is disposed of at The Hague.
That is why Kenyans are being duped into being human shields of an ICC accused president if TNA were to take power.
Using Kenyans as human shields is analogous to the strategy Uhuru is planning to employ if in power when he knows very well that world powers, when they retaliate, would impose sanctions that would bring starvation, homelessness, and joblessness unto Kenyans.
Uhuru already started using it, by having the ICC case set to start after the elections, because they used an election date for Kenyans as an excuse.
Their excuse was that â€œKenyans would be disenfranchised if they are not on the ballotâ€. No they wonâ€™t! On the contrary they would be guaranteed of stability if Uhuru is NOT on the ballot.
Uhuru didnâ€™t care to inconvenience Muthaura who is bored of waiting for his judgment day. UK doesnâ€™t give a damn about the small fish of this country.
Now let me tell Kenyans the stuff responsible leaders are made of.
Responsible leaders are willing to stand in the way of the bullets for the sake of their own people, by giving up their ambitions if that is what it would take to guarantee Kenyans stability and progress.
That is what Dedan Kimathi, Tom Mboya, Pio Gama Pinto did. They did not use the Kenyan poor and children as human shields. Like men, they chose to let the bullets rain on their own flesh. Going down like a man is what I call it.
But Uhuru certainly wants innocent, shoeless jiggered boy and girl-child who wear nguo iko na kiraka to school to take his ICC bullets. He wants them to be his sacrificial lamb when he doesnâ€™t give a damn if sanctions would make their lives worse that what it is right now.
Uhuru wants the poor, the hungry kids, the sick, the jobless to entangle themselves with his ICC predicament. To be confined to 5-10 years of misery and poverty because he wants his problems to be their problems.
That is using people as human shields, not any different from holding a child in front of you when being pursued in a shoot-out by the police.
That is why hungry Kenyan children have to be more scared because the already suffering will suffer more under TNA.
If itâ€™s about Kibaki being succeeded by his tribesmen, for heavenâ€™s sake, why not give us Peter Kenneth who is more able, unifying, qualified, cleaner and less polarizing figure? Uhuru itâ€™s not about your tribe, itâ€™s about the pain of your presidency.
That because you share a last name with the founding father your destiny is intertwined with Kenyaâ€™s. No its not! Leave Jomoâ€™s legacy out of this.
That if you go down, Kenya too has to sink. No it shouldnâ€™t. Where you are accused of â€œcircumcising innocent men without anesthesia, and then leaving them for the deadâ€, just carry your own cross and we shall with pride haul our burdens of poverty.
Uhuru doesnâ€™t care about the Kenyan sick, the hungry kids, and the suffering jobless millions- those who carry brown envelopes in the streets of Nairobi when he insists on running.
Legally he might be justified, but morally UK is on the wrong side of History.