Uhuru Kenyatta passes for a true case study on how not to be a leader. His tirades, body language and his reclining to his ethnic base and choosing his Kikuyu dialect every time he wants to call other politicians names betrays a character bereft in knowledge as well as political tact and wisdom.
The fury and agony the speaker’s ruling engendered has let it be known who really made the acrimonious appointments-The Hague six! Kenyans are too aware and awake for that to go without notice. The two principals have an easy option – to get to business again and make it good.
Going by the backroom dealing between Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President Mwai Kibaki, the nomination process had no transparency and as such even an agreement between the two principals would still solve a political problem but not address the constitutional question.
The police must meet the billing-friend of the nation and not muggers of the nation. Gone should be days when the sight of a policeman was tantamount to encountering a thug in uniform. Memories linger to-date of children taking to their heels at the sight of a police officer.
The year 2010 has confirmed that the beautiful country called Kenya belongs to the 222 parliamentarians and they alone are Kenya. Otherwise it will forever be impossible to explain why this crop of people spent the year putting the country at ransom every time their interests were threatened.
Our MPs owe us ingenuity in ensuring speedy implementation of the constitution. This should be done in a way that guarantees timely elections. We have to commit fully to our new ways of governance. The freehand that Parliament seeks to have on how and what parts of the constitution to effect is the hallmark of insensitivity and failed leadership
Visibly, the KANU hawks who believe in colonialism and its relics such as Provincial Administration, and the progressives who are keen to move beyond Moi, are both engaging more on scoring points as opposed to working for the good of the nation.
Are Kenyans not used to, and tired of catastrophes that chase one another as responsible authorities play boardroom gymnastics? How many such investigations do football and stadium managers want to undertake before solutions are found and put in place to ensure safety of innocent lovers of this sport?
To postpone Abyei oil district referendum is to postpone justice for the South, and to play into Omar Al-Bashir’s strategy of flooding the nomadic Misseriya tribe into Dinka Ngok land, so as to tilt the vote.
When one wants to put up a house, the starting point is definitely the plan. In a sense, this is a blue print for the real estate.
As wisdom of yore would have it, there is time for everything. For Kenya, it is without a doubt, the time to move on. Buoyed by the strong wings of hope, and powered by the sure winds of canon, Kenya promulgates the new constitution.
One would think that Moi is campaigning for office- now we know. The new constitution is a shuffling of things where Moi thought he was safest. The magic power of time, Kenyans voted Moi out in 1992, but he rigged and clung on; his project was rejected in 2002; we must vote Moism out now!