Desperation is a bad thing. Even after going open on TV with the soul aim of meeting Raila Odinga, at a time when he saw no one else to turn to, Waiganjo has now changed his story to fit the kind of environment that can ensure he survives-VILIFY RAILA ODINGA.
It is not only Waiganjo who is desperate. Uhuru Kenyatta is desperate. The government machine which ensured the Hague cases become a reality is desperate. So is an intelligence service whose role in the ICC cases will soon become clearer.
Waiganjo now has all the time in jail to write a book. In his book, being released chapter by chapter by the Star Newspaper, Waiganjo now claims Raila offered him ksh 30 million to implicate Uhuru.
To an individual who recently the media vilified as “fake”, he may soon get another reification, this time, a truthful, honest, good man suffering in jail for the sins of the high and mighty.
In this country, no one becomes easier to malign than Raila Odinga. In fact, we saw early this year that using Raila Odinga’s name in vain can make you become elected president. When the collective hopes of a community is gauged by the a dogmatic fear of a single individual, an old grandmother dies, institutions wobble, and a justice system settles important questions of integrity “out of the courts”. When it happens, a person who was able to infiltrate the high command of a police force, where tens of innocent police officers died, becomes a credible propaganda tool for a system scorned abroad and petty at home.
When Waiganjo happened we, kenyans, were here. We were awake. We were awed. We were angered. When Waiganjo happened, 40 police officers were dead, murdered in cold blood. To date, the political significance of Waiganjo has overshadowed the fact that the police top command has never been held responsible. To date, Waiganjo is writing a book. A book being produced in chapters. Chapters that has their main character as one man: Raila Odinga.
But there is that higher truth. There is that singular truth, which is: WHEN WAIGANJO HAPPENED, WE ALL WERE HERE. To the desperate within government still convinced Kenyans are myopic, crazy and diabolically silly, publish for Waiganjo his book. If anything, there was Miguna Miguna “quest for justice” before it.
Raila Odinga is not under any judicial proceedings. Raila Odinga is leader of the free. Raila Odinga is a survivor and he lives becomes there is work still undone. Waiganjo can publish a million books on Raila Odinga; we will read and marvel, and when we get infuriated enough enough, we will discard his books- whether one or a million- in the museums of history.
When Waiganjo happened, we were wide awake.