ear Mr Kenyatta,
Please don’t rig the elections. Let Kenyans vote for the leader(s) of their choice.
You don’t say ‘I will not hand over to so and so’, which you have said repeatedly and over time. That is a statement of chaos of unimaginable distractious consequence. The only way to achieve that is by rigging. And it is very disastrious. Kenya is a democracy. Let the people give the mandate, and you handover. Even sane emperors know they don’t own a Nation.
You were given the Presidency by the people and not by the highly esteemed Kibaki, who you apparently have learnt nothing from because of a dead political father whose instructions you are carrying out in the present Presidential race just to settle with his ‘political enemy’ all to safeguard his family which he feared may be dealt with for obvious reasons. It was a deal secondarily to avoid another Kalengin family competing with the Moi family.
Didn’t my heart and spirit here in Nigeria go with you in all those meetings the said ‘political enemy’, the now dead man’s son, the now dead man (who incidentally is far the worst leader Kenya ever had and second worst in the Continent after Idi Amin Dada Oumee) and you were having before his demise? Didn’t we see from here why and how your Deputy was prevented by the man’s son from seeing the man at that time?
Do the dead mandate? Let the living do. You have chosen a course that ordinarily you wouldn’t have taken before the so-called Handsake which came on the heels of those aforesaid meetings with the then old man. What may have been transferred in that Handshake may be as horrible as your actions since then. And it gives life to the many readings of some spiritual covenants made from Kisumu to Ramogi Hills, with Mama and baby present.
Since then you helplessly care no more for your own thus playing perfectly the Biblical Ostrich, which please see: Job 39:13-18 (ESV):
“The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, but are they the pinions and plumage of love? For she leaves her eggs to the earth and lets them be warmed on the ground, forgetting that a foot may crush them and that the wild beast may trample them. She deals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers; though her labor be in vain, yet she has no fear, because God has made her forget wisdom and given her no share in understanding. When she rouses herself to flee, she laughs at the horse and his rider.”
You’ve been acting proudly probably because of your family background forgetting that whatever it (that background) is, is by the courtesy of Kenyans, and whatever you are today is by same. You don’t own Kenya because you are President. Kibaki never own it. Kenya own the Presidents. So, never wave your wings so proudly like the Ostrich. Don’t delude Kenyans to think you love them. Your ‘pinions and plumage’ are not of love, but just like the Ostrich you are killing your ‘loved ones’ bringing many feet to crush and trample on them. That is what the evil handshake has done.
You tried in a way I’m yet to understand to mutilate your Country’s Constitution spending to Everest the people’s money until a very dangerous ‘reggae’ was stopped. Your own Party, a National Party is not even today now sure of winning Kiambu County. You used your own hands to tear it apart and we watched from here dazed with our hands akimbo. Then your government came crashing down. Haba! Did the evil powers you once castigated came on your unguarded hour? With bouyant economy handed over by Mai Kibaki setting the stage to becoming a ‘tiger’ nation, today the Kenyan nation is wallowing and suffocating under in debts.
And then too, you attempted with no mean strange strength to cause total confusion in the Mt, among your own people. Rather than having that negative success, it is they who apparently knew you were confused and therefore stayed intact. They overcame the Ostrich spirit. Talk of how you are out to destroy your own: The list runs ad infinitum.
Have you forgotten wisdom? Have you no more share of understanding? Of the Ostrich spirit I again allude to. Now is it the Country itself by acts of rigging you want to set on fire? Please don’t.
For, we fear your alleged night meetings that are going on, you spiritedly denying opponents rally venues, fake opinion polls sponsored to shout out voodoo figures etc, and your repeated undemocratic audacity not to handover to a certain person are all harbingers of your plan: Rigging. What a bad way to set the stage for crises.
Don’t you love Kenya your country. It is your own. Do you prefer one dead man who died in good oldage to lives of millions of Kenyans most of whom are in their tender age? And now to think of actualising any rigging plot will be the climax of playing the Biblical Ostrich. Please don’t. It does not augur with nations that do that.
May I say parenthetically that the other day you were in Tanzania praising Magufuli to high heavens and said specifically too that he has taught Africa to govern without borrowing from foreign countries, even though you have carelessly borrowed from those places unceasingly, AND WORSE STILL, KEPT BORROWING AFTER THAT MAGUFULI PRAISES, AND STILL BORROWING.
Visiting Kenya frequently in the years of Kibaki and seeing live what Kenya is in your days and worse still what has become of Kenya after that sorry Handshake, I am too saddened. Too bad. The only thing that is in tact now may well be your family. Your hands have destroyed what is yours. And today, Kenya is already bleeding.
Don’t get it to bleed further. Let the people pick their leader by ballot – that is free, fare and transparent, which is why Chebukati is there. It is not your station. Please! Don’t allow the spirit of that old man control you from the grave. He is dead. Enough of this Kid-Presidency controlled by a ‘triumvirate’ of dead Moi, the Bondo man and Mama.
DON’T RIG THE ELECTIONS IF YOU LOVE KENYA. Please, please and please.
God bless Kenya.
Igho writes from Makurdi, Nigeria