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Friday, 14 December 2012

I am “Miguna Miguna”, there is no problem with that



I have been a witness of the ongoings of this statesman with a dream to inform people of the failings of, his once was, friend the prime minister of Kenya Raila Omollo Odinga. He seeks justice, at least, he says. There is no problem with that. His reception among the political class and the Kenyan people is appalling and there has not been any interference of the president. People caught on the media have made him a coffin, abused his personality, strongly rejected his presence as an individual and nothing has been done about it. Seems like, there is no problem with that too.

Kenya is a democracy, not Kenyans. Get the difference. They never talk about it only when an election has been done and the results are out. I thought that this was a synonym for elections for sometime. Miguna Miguna represents me, and all of us Kenyans. Those of us who have ideas of truth and whose freedom of expression is being suppressed by the political elite. We fight for them, while in essence they manipulate us. They manipulate me and you. Who am I to say no? I do not live on a good wage and surely that bribe would feed me tonight.

Yet we are the ones who are the first to hush him, throw stuff at him, tell him how wrong he is in his fight for us, for a better Kenya. Irony. There is no problem with that.

Miguna Miguna is a man whose destiny, dreams and desires to promote truth have failed. He makes me think of myself and how my criticisms in good detail of the government can lead to my close death. This is a democratic Kenya we live in, there is no problem with that. It reminds me of the era of His excellency former president Daniel Arap Moi. He was another man who could not stand the truth in criticisms towards him. Yet we all say we have a right to an opinion. Perhaps, “we” does not include “Us”, the Kenyan majority, just the political community.

This is a wake up call for us Kenya!!! Every harm on Miguna Miguna is a direct harm on me and you. He is Kenyan, we are Kenyan. I would not be cheated into violence against such a man, neither should you! I am him and he is me/us. I am tired of seeing violence against him because more than a human being he is me.

I want to fight for justice for Kenya one day and this is not the treatment I envision.  I envy his brevity and respect him because of what he is ready to die for. It is the only measure of a man that I can use. Everyday it is my hope that we will come back to that dream of a democratic Kenya, “Come baby come”. And yet there will be no problem with that.

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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Kenya should have a presidential debate?

Henceforth let us ponder so that when we can’t and won't, we will at least remember what we pondered about when we did.  I realise that for too long Kenya has played one game far too many times. This game has breed greed, corruption, separated long lived neighbours and left a lot of children homeless. Hence let us ponder and pretend even if it is just for a moment about peace, reuniting, selflessness and more peace. Let us at least debate so that when we can’t or won’t we will at least remember what we pondered about when we did.

The makers and breakers of Kenya and those of Africa are still alive. Our boundaries were determined by the greedy, corrupt, separated long lived neighbours who cared less about children. They call this the scramble of Africa. We were not consulted or even aware of people working day and night to kill our originality. They succeeded and now let us ponder. Let us have access to our own intelligence and originality that which is truly ours since we have not lost it. Let us worry about peace and unity. This is the primary reason for why we should have a presidential debate.

Our politics has been woven by tight tribal threads. We care less about substance but, worse than the color of the skin, just a name? These names divide us, create allies and foes, gives them rage, gives us rage, we strive to see our own devil in power, so long as he is not a saviour with a name that does not match our little own lineage. We miss the point, even the scramble for Africa had better motives than these. So let us ponder, do we want peace or everlasting animosity, hell.

Now that we ponder, should Kenya have a presidential debate? Yes. Why?

To mimic the west
Let us move from our definition of democracy being the ability to hold a general election to that which mimics the makers. Lets us carry it out in a more proper way. Let us give all candidates who wish to lead this nation the ability to air their views and dreams of a Kenya better explained by them. We shall not deny other candidates as the west but we shall head for ideas that are more powerful than fame.

We have to reveal the real personalities behind the campaign photos
Let us aim for the real other than the suited men and woman who in reality contain naked souls filled with something close to that which seeks to divide us. Let us go beyond the smile that has been manipulated  by Photoshop to evoke a sense of hope. I n brief, let us fight Photoshop head on.

We have to go beyond tribal politics
Let us never use anything other than issues and substance to judge. How many people that you know have died in the past due to this? How many people have died because of this in nations that go beyond this? Almost none. We are never going to reach heights unless we kill this devil in us, never. Remember me when you can.

We have to really know why we are one country
Self explanatory.

We have to know the work of a president
Other than wearing a suit, bearing a name that has the majority tribe and declaring public holidays we want to know what he/she does. We never see, smell, hear or even taste.

We ought to be given some figures to work with
Unemployment is at 40%. That means almost 20million of the 41 million Kenyans are unemployed. The unemployed youth are 70%. Let us get these figures to be known by at least all of us so that we can ponder of their truth, or even their future, if they are true. “If we are now hungry at 41million, what will we be at 53million” ~ Peter Kenneth.

For the love of the peace of young nations and continents that are our homes or not, we should promote  peace. I hope to kick start dialogue. Why should Kenya hold a debate? Why do YOU think so or not?

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Lets mourn the late Bingu Wa Mutharika's death with the truth

Malawi soldiers lash back at anti-government protestors protesting high fuel prices

I know that the pain of truth hurts but the pain of oppression and marginalization surely hurts more. President Mutharika was an outspoken dictator; he oppressed women, trampled on the rights of Malawians and never showed compassion or even cared about it. Needless to say that he served his country and changed the outlook of the agricultural sector. Tell me, which is heavier one good or many bad? They are all equal.

Mutharika was a tough man on an authoritarian trip who had no doubts ordering a heavy clampdown on people demanding for their rights. Thinking and listening was too hard for him and for those who tried killing a bird with two stones were met with deafness. The media was ‘censored on interest of the public’. This is a direct infringement of Malawi’s freedom of expression and sovereignty. This is more than just denying you a voice but taking the larynx as well. Anyway you do not need one to converse with birds...

If he was strong, estimable and honorable as was broadcasted in 2010 he would have humbly listened and acted accordingly. That is it and as Winston Churchill puts it, “All great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” None of these can describe his regime but he surely left us with something to remember. Peter, his brother, who is the current Democratic Progressive Party’s candidate for 2014. Appointed at a 100% vote from Mutharika just to show that he can be democratic at times on his own. Sometimes people do not know what is right for them?

Those who disagreed with this move were not worthy of his association since they were not ready to abide by his ‘principles’; by the way this was the whole nation. Joyce Banda, then the vice president, was given a nasty new name, Lucifer, and expelled. What are the young Malawian’s learning from this? Is this leadership by example? Perhaps it is not a problem of his, he was a product of his time and knew very well that he will not be there to see the harm he had inflicted on the new generation.

Do bad people die in Africa? Perhaps they did before I was conceived and will do after my lifetime or even they are immortal. Are we moving forward with this lie? when the dead die in Africa do they feel the pain of truth? If not why lie? if so how do you know? Is the truth relevant? What are your thoughts?

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