Thursday, January 17, 2008

we are the ones to save KENYA

When police asked guys to leave the town,  i did not know if to go home or not or to stay in the building; to stay safe. It does not help that live broadcasts have been banned so nobody knows what is going down.

So i joined the rest of the folks walking back to their homes. You know what they were walking in droves peacefully. They didn't look bitter that they had been forced to go back home.

I don't know what to make of it but it hit me; because we are hardworking we will save Kenya. Because we want to live, we will save Kenya. We do not understand what is going on or why it is going on all we know is that we are the grass that is hurt.

My question is why can't this demonstrations be organized over the weekend. Why are the lives of all Kenyans be disrupted? Is there any reason enough to disrupt our lives? When people say this country is bigger than anyone; what do we mean.

It has been 19 days since the election dispute began. NO one has gone to court. The rest of Kenya has no way to determine an election dispute. We have no such powers. That is why we have institution called the judiciary.

Someone has to go to court to stop this madness. As long as the dispute does not go to court then us the common mwananchi will continue being the judge and adjudicator of an election dispute. We voted. That was our divorce with the election. Any issues after that are not in the public control.

Our livelihoods are at risk; our jobs highly tied with perfomance cannot continue to hold if we keep being disrupted. The mental anguish Kenyans are suffering is untold. And for what?

One question i heard several people asking as we were walking is what battle are we fighting. The issues before us i.e. an election dispute are not our mandate; we are powerless.

I heard someone say we should organize a demonstration for citizens of Kenya and camp outside State House and Karen. Maybe just then someone will know we are serious about living in Kenya & making a living.