Anwar, Do you have anything positive you can say about Jakom?
Me: Yes, there is not enough pages to contain the positive things I can say about Tinga. For the last 30 years, Jakom has been the fulcrum of Kenyan politics: laws have been imagined and passed to contain him; all tricks known and unknown to Kenyans have been used to block his ascension to the top most seat of the land. When the history of our nation shall be written without bias, every major political event in kenya will have Raila as a footnote.
Then why are you against him lately?
The decisions of Jakom, like the decisions we make must be interrogated for their merits. These decisions must never be viewed in isolation, but in totality. Tinga has made tremendous contributions to our nation state, one which we can never wish away even if his brother refuse to acknowledge him as a Kenyan hero.
I consider Jakom as a Kenyan hero whose place in our history is secured. He is our past and present, but not our future.
Kenyans must now rise up and take hold of their future. We must unit against those who exploit us- it is immoral to pay for electricity that you never use because it’s never their; it is immoral to build for the Deputy President another house in Mombasa for tens of billions of shillings when our hospitals are not equipped. The unemployment rate in this country is sickening; highly educated individuals are underemployed and some lack jobs; the tax burden on citizens is set to rise; the costs of living continue to rise; factories are closing shops.
These are issues very fundamental in the development of any nation. There is a network of individuals, principalities, and powers in high places determine to continue this exploitation. Their order must be disrupted if kenya is to advance and I don’t think that by Joining Jubilee, this is possible.
Why don’t you then give Jakom time and see if anything comes out of this deal?
We know where the handshake ship will dock at. And in that port, there is nothing for Kenyans. But I will put my eyes. In the meantime, there are ongoing consultations to provide an alternative to the handshake. This alternative will involve the participation of all Kenyans. The primary function of any government should be service to its citizens and that is what we seek to do.