Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The saga continues....

After reading this post at Kumekucha and the comments that followed, it shows me if we don't get an Obama Kenya as a nation we are headed for extinction.Even King Solomon might have to cut the baby into half proverbially so.


What's this there is more HIV in Nyanza vs more HIV in Central discussion? Why should it even arise?


Why does any discussion on Raila lead to portrayal of Kikuyus as monsters. What does a discussion of Kibaki have to do with Raila and vice versa, the two are not the same person and each has their own fatal flaws (think Art of War) and merits.


I know each is aware of the disastrous election campaigns they carried out.The effects of divisions are not going to wear out just because somebody said so.

That notwithstanding I thought 4 months later and after intense bleeding I am shocked we are still having a your province is better than ours or our people are more hardworking than yours arguments. When will Kenyans ever grow up? I mean if you can't learn from your own experiences then how can you learn?


When I listened to Orengo waxing lyrical that Kikuyus who have been displaced from the Rift Valley should be resettled, elsewhere  I could not believe he is first and foremost a human rights lawyer and a nationalist as he had appeared to severally be. How politicians change. There has been an excellent piece on Kenya Imagine on the issue of Ancestral land and someone has asked very correctly "since the Maasai people are nomadic pastoralists, does that mean every piece of parcel they have passed through makes it their ancestral land?". What I know is that anyone claiming others must move from their rightful or otherwise acquired land, is a terrible daydreamer. Ask those who own land in the middle of Nairobi City. Maybe Kenyatta was wrong in allocating land to his cronies/tribesmen, maybe he was not; I am not willing to pursue where is it again,..where my great great great grandfather came from maybe he was even a Maasai grazing his cows and then...., I don't know. see how drafty the story of ancestors can be.


Ababu Namwamba swallows Bitter Pill


Politics is an interesting game, a few months just when the Honorable Ababu Namwamba pulled theatrics on the swearing day of parliament he has to taste his own medicine. The man he swore to will hear nothing of opposition and publicly so. The people of Kisumu have been told that Government is where they belong and rightly so after the attempt to get into statehouse were thwarted by what some will argue (ODMers) grand theft of elections.


I have nothing but respect for Mr. Ababu the young man from Budalangi who ousted the useless Raphael Wanjala but that is as far as it goes. Your tongue the bible says is very dangerous and destructive.


Raila and Kibaki belong to the same class; the elite political class. I mean just six months after I was born, Raila pulled one on Moi, that was 26 years ago .Kibaki was then a VC for president Moi . 20 years later, he is the man that Raila declared "Tosha" and who Raila is calling your Excellency now. Gosh Ababu can't you see? Politics is a silly game! You disrespected Kibaki in full glare of the Cameras because you thought they are grand enemies. Now Raila marked you, knows you can't respect an old man (at least) and will clip you before you can develop your wings!  First learn the game, before you can even act or talk.Don't get too excited. Watch this space.



  1. Shiroh,

    I was wrong to enter the AIDS debate in that Kumekucha thread, and I have apologised for doing so here.

    Thanks for your kind words about my KI piece.

  2. Although it's important to know the history of the land issues in order to resolve them, my view is that Kenyan should start looking at other means of ownership. There is never going to be enough land for everyone! Kenyans should start investing in stocks or whatever else to get off this sinking land nonsense.
    On Raila, Kibaki, Ababu et. al - worldwide a politician is a politician is a politician period and they all liars and manipulators only interested in pushing their own agendas.
    Kenya is a young nation and I can't help but look at what we are experiencing as necessary steps for our growth. Some day, yes, some day, maybe not in our lifetime, but some day Kenyans we make Kenya good enough for themselves.

  3. @seinlife
    That "Kenya is a young nation and I can't help but look at what we are experiencing as necessary steps for our growth. Some day, yes, some day, maybe not in our lifetime, but some day Kenyans we make Kenya good enough for themselves "

    Problem with this view is:
    (i) There are other similarly younger nations who have made it.You know them. It seems, only african nations fall short, ama?
    (ii) Kenya may be young, but are there not enough examples from the older ones we can learn from on what workd and what does not?

  4. Shiroh,
    Like you point out, it's very difficult to change your tune when you've blamed 'neglect' or 'industry' for the past 44 years. I'll never understand why Kenyans insist on looking up to 'leaders' when they know what they'll get. If ever there was a country that can develop new models of doing things, it's Kenya. Can we stop focusing on politics and think local? There has to be a way to by-pass politics as usual.

  5. @rista
    first where is your blog? Took it down?

    2nd, everything in life (economy etc) is controlled by politics. You just can not escape it.

  6. the only thing I look forward from this grand coalition of bandits is whether they can at least give Kenyans a constitution.

    Leaders are greedy and self serving elites and the ordinary citizen has no business expecting that to change.

    Fortunately institutions, systems and policies stand the test of time and are less exploitable. that's why it is important to establish these constitutionally and hold our leaders accountable to law.