By Kiberenge Jnr
I have heard you lamenting against what you call the Dynasties and now the System. Isn’t it the same System you have been part and parcel of? Do you want us to forget that you have been using the very System to oppress other Kenyans? Are you forgetting very fast that you used the System to deny son of doyen of opposition politics Raila presidential victory in 2017 and reigned brutality and terror on innocent Kenyans whose only crime was raising their voices against blatant electoral fraud? Didn’t you tell us to forget, accept and move on? Didn’t you appear on international media such as CNN and Aljazeera where you referred to NASA supporters as militia? Listen Mr. Deputy President, we are not fools.
Your Excellency, I wonder if you have ever heard of this saying; “When they came for the Jews I did not speak because I was not a Jew. When they came for the trade unionists I did not speak because I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the civil society I did not speak because I was not in the civil society. When they finally came for me there was nobody left to speak for me’’. I would also like to remind you what a fiery Siaya Senator James Orengo said in the Senate in early 2018 as the blood of butchered innocent NASA supporters was beginning to dry. He said “A time is coming, and very soon the System will begin to eat its own children”. Senior Counsel Orengo literally shed tears as he resumed his seat after making that statement. “When they finally came for me there was nobody left to speak for me” explains why you are an isolated lone ranger only surrounded by unhelpful blind sycophants who are only excited by your wallet. They don’t have any useful contacts in their phone books. They can do nothing besides shouting in rallies and funerals. If it was Dr Sally Kosgey, Henry Kosgey, Frankline Bett or Zackayo Cheruiyot they would have been useful to you because they have contacts in what you call the System.
In another article in early 2019, I had advised you to read two books: The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green is the gift that Raila Odinga delivered to former Mungiki supremo Maina Njenga at Kamiti Maximum Prison. Today Maina Njenga knows what to say and do, where, when and how. Sun Tzu speaks of “red lines that must never be crossed, battles that must never be fought and towns that must never be attacked”. These two books would have really helped you to shape your amorphous, uncalculated, unmeasured and unbridled ambition.
In the first term of the Jubilee regime, the System bequeathed all the power to you. Uhuru pretended to be a fool, and you really took him for a lunatic. They watched silently as you used the power ambiguously to amass wealth and run roughshod on anybody who dared cross your path. They watched in astonishing shock. They simply wanted to see how you would behave if given absolute power. It was more less of a probation so to speak. They concluded that you were dangerous.
As an ordinary citizen who has the ability to read politics using the third eye, I warned you that in Kenya and anywhere else in the world, political debts are paid by a currency called “betrayal and deceits”. Nowhere does the Presidency come on a silver platter of a mere podium declaration of “yangu kumi yako kumi”. I think you were naïve. That declaration was just a political joke. Time has vindicated me.
As you go through the last phase of your destruction, you are making very fatal mistakes that are making it easier for what you call the System to incapacitate you politically completely and send you into political oblivion. Your mouth is your greatest enemy. With your unruly outbursts on tweeter and the crude tone-coated with bitterness and vengeance, they are succeeding in exposing you as a very dangerous, arrogant and unpredictable person. For them, it doesn’t matter if you galvanise the entire country to rally behind you by weeping unsolicited sympathy. After all, Raila has been there and done that. In 2007, 6 out of 8 former provinces voted for Raila to the last man.
Again, you greatest undoing is hating everything that Raila supports. You hate BBI because Raila supports it. Now you hate Uhuru because Raila supports him. You have demonised ‘reggae’ because Raila is dancing to the reggae in BBI validation rallies. If Raila begins to dance gospel in BBI rallies, you will immediately take to tweeter and express your inherent hate for gospel music. There is something you don’t know about reggae. It is not just music- it is an unstoppable movement and a culture.
In conclusion, I’m not sure what your differences with Uhuru are all about. I’m trying to find out. I know that the differences between Jomo Kenyatta and his Vice President Jaramaogi Oginga Odinga were ideological differences- capitalism verse communism. Fast forward, the differences between Kibaki and Raila Odinga were ideological- continuity verse transformation. Honestly, I have never known what you stand for.
Your Excellency, As you navigate the last corner of your rise and fall, I hope that you will stop making your personal problems as Kenya’s problems. I hope you will not take Kenya down with you. Your Presidential ambition is your personal pursuit and it is the hallmark of democracy, you must not make it look like our lives will stop if you don’t become President. Even Ekuru Aukot, Abduba Dida, and other real hustlers will contest the Presidency. But they are not tormenting us with their quests. Your sense of entitlement to the Presidency is misguided.
Deal with your issues peacefully and skillfully,
God bless you, God bless Kenya.