Angry youths drawn from all Luo Nyanza counties stormed LSK offices on Friday 11th September and demanded that Apollo Mboya returns the white goat he got from Ngunyi in three days or face serious consequences.
The youths, led by Benson Ombiri, said the emaciated goat was a curse that must be returned to sender, and that the Luo community had rejected the apology.
“As Luo Young professionals we are saddened by Apollo Mboya taking such an emaciated goat from Ngunyi,” the youth said. The group added; “That is like adding more insults to an injury therefore we demand that he returns the goat in three days.”
“Ngunyi has touched the most delicate nerve in our system and Mboya taking that white goat he is insulting us more”, the angry youth chanted.
The youth vowed to make Mboya regret if he does not return the goat in three days.
Meanwhile a prominet Luo blogger had this say in relation the white goat.
Friends, I’ll be as quick as Mugo.
First, I have been away. I went to Nyanza; South Nyanza; Luo Nyanza. No one abducted me. Not yet.
Also, no one has bought me. Not with a white goat. I remain a supporter of CORD, hungry or not; thirsty or not. I’m Luo.
Finally, I only wished Apollo Mboya had delayed his apology-acceptance party.
When Kikuyu elites are offended; especially when their often fallacious superiority complexes challenged, they drag you to court. Doesn’t matter the offence. Does matter how low in the scheme of things you are. Doesn’t matter how high in the societal strata they are. That’s how President Uhuru dragged Wadi to court, and, ensured he is jailed for two years. That’s how a simple post as saying collecting garbage in Kibera, compared to the apartments Raila build there, is Kalongolongo, took Alai in for a whole weekend, far away in Kiambu.
In 2007, as our political leaders were telling us to ‘maintain calm’, or ‘peacefully demonstrate’, the other side was being told to ‘rape’, ‘kill’, ‘burn’ etc.
In Fatou Bensouda’s pre-trial brief (document that led to the indictment of a certain ICC suspect), those were the instructions. If you read it, and you all should read it, you’ll see how Luo/Luhya elites set other Luos/Luhyas for slaughter.
I was in Nyanza. I saw the heads and the legs. The chopped limbs and the missing ears.
All this while, if our politicians were not aimlessly pussyfooting, they were endlessly dillydallying. If they were not dillydallying they were getting compromised.
People like Kenneth Marende, soon after being elected Speaker, forgot about the struggle and were now having sex in Buruburu (we came to know of this last year when a woman she impregnated around January 2008 took him to court for child neglect).
Who could have imagined that in those difficult days when the lives of some of our people were hanging precariously between machete-welding Mungiki and ‘shoot-to-kill’ APs, some of our leaders had enough energy in their loins to erect? Who could have imagined?
So when we took Ngunyi to court; it really wasn’t just about calling Luos and Luhyas ‘poverty stricken’. That we’ve got used to. My grandmother will remain poor so long as she has no bank account despite her annual harvest of 10 sacks of maize, several sacks of beans and groundnuts and cassava and two cows which provides her with enough milk to sell some and buy sugar, cooking oil, paraffin etc.
So we’ve got used to this kind of poverty.
The real reason was to stop Ngunyi from dehumanizing Luos and Luhyas. Mutahi Ngunyi’s tweets had become too similar to what the elites in Hutu Rwanda used to say about their Tutsi compatriots just before the genocide.
They dehumanized them and their leaders. They gave the Hutu masses the psychological arsenal to hack the ‘rats and cockroaches’, rape the ‘rats and cockroaches’ and kill the ‘rats and cockroaches’.
When Kagame entered Kigali, some 800,000 ‘rats and cockroaches’ lay lifeless, strewn by the roadsides and in the bushes, decomposed and discomposing.
And because we know how our politicians can go to Buruburu when Turihamwe strikes, these were our small way of covering the community from the lull, because we can’t cover them in the storm.
To reduce this to a white goat, and cheap alcohol, in some leafy suburb where single women discuss siasa with married men; to reduce this to that damned goat, that godforsaken goat, that sick goat, is to leave the Luos and Luhyas Ngunyi has been dehumanizing to their own hapless devices.
It is just wrong.
Turning to Mugo, he’s just exercising. He’s awaiting another ‘rape them’ order.
It is just wrong.