‘Y’all Niggaz in Trouble! ‘ tunes comes in mind whenever I witness the news, yes Witness!! Because our collective selves have decided to break every other record out there for sanity. We have witnessed the Supreme Court declare a sitting President’s win Null & Void in Africa otherwise known as the continent of short & long sleeves, torture chambers in deep basements in the most incognito places in their cities; the continent where the opposition leaders fall into unfortunate manholes, fall prey to wild animal attacks & die of road accidents while the government persons evade such misfortunes conveniently at times moments apart.
One might be duped to believe this started off with NASA leader, Raila Odinga, throwing the proverbial grenade into the room, Kenya, running off to the UK forgetting to shout the friendly “fire in the hole” for the rest of us. Not at all, and if you think so you are mistaken!! There were widespread calls for a revolution in Kenya. Problem is we didn’t realize that Revolutions turn and burn the igniters of the fire themselves, that it scorches the earth from where it leaps from. A revolution we ran into, a revolution has to form and before it’s done we will fall in line.
Old thought processes of leaning on tribal lines, and ‘friends’ in high places is beginning to take in water. Old allegiances are shifting along with new interests. The terrain has changed and the powers that be have to grapple onto something, anything with a semblance of order, eagerly looking for a reason to legitimize their stand. A new order must be installed!
As for us Patriots, we bleed for the nation, at a time when anarchy reigns Supreme, the Rule of law being used by individual politicians to push their agenda further, where the rights to protest and picket is used by wayward politicians to call for violence, insulting government & inciting to divide Kenya on secession lines. At a sad time where the poor & desperate are paid 200/- to go shout and cause havoc in the three Central Business Districts, to create a ‘movement’ off sorts.
Kenyans asked for what they didn’t know, and as the embers grow to flames we hope they don’t consume country, we also dare hope that they burn off the deceptive glasses Kenyans have been accustomed to wear on account of tribal politicians who promise heaven.
We hope and pray that the citizens of this great nation grow out of mediocrity and grub power by the nuts(in the most decent way) and control it for their benefit.
We hope that when this is all done we realize that we have been collectively manipulated to grow into distinct tribal cocoons for the sole purpose of acting like a butting rum for the political elite, and that this rum has been passed down from father to son without consent.
We go further to hope that we make a wise decision on what is to supercede the other, the rule of law or the push by a popular leader to riot country, our national peace or a payback scheme for past offenses,leadership or tribal supremacy. National cohesion and unity or secession?
For reason or sanity to reign Supreme, the contrary has to rear it’s head, and an ugly head it is rearing. May the truth, justice and sanity all tempered with responsibility for country.