The culture of Kenyans being subjected by leaders, to sessions of selection in the name of elections should come to an end. Looking at the recently concluded nominations fiasco, it is hard to claim that our politics has undergone any transformation or even reforms.
William Ruto is better off shaping his career as a money launderer and fraudster than a country’s executive. He is neck dip in dirt. How he shakes that off will be refreshing to watch. If anything Ruto has amassed enough wealth to buy the current legal setup as it is.
What begs answers in the acquittal of William Ruto, Sammy Mwaita and Joshua Kulei is not the inability of the judges to find them guilty but whether Kenyans will get justice in addressing this matter that sits uneasily on taxpayers’ money. Also disconcerting is the fact that five of the witnesses died during the trials.
This week opens a new chapter in Kenya. The reality of The Hague will sting, stink and pinch. It is probable that in private lawyers of the Ocampo six have told their clients that this is not an easy position to find oneself; otherwise they may not absorb the repercussions.
Kenyans billed as those who bear the greatest responsibility for the 2007/2008 mayhem finally have their day in court at The Hague.
As a nation we had better cease to lend significance to cables leaking opinions, aspersions and assumptions emanating from cowardly and altruist sources. Of course from knowing ourselves, it has been easy to discern some likeness between the leaks and the persons attributed to them.
We live in interesting times. How else does one describe a situation where a first lady descends on the President’s principal deputy and shreds his image to near smithereens? Then the silence from the chief executive continues to be audible enough to allow the simmering of a battering from a non-government operative, on an elected personality way above her peer.
The saying that “when you see a frog in the day, know that something is after its life,” is very much relevant to the president of the republic of Kenya and his shuttle lunacy.
Gideon Mbuvi aka Sonko is on record for having said that his inappropriate dress code for parliament was because “I represent the youth”. As far as anyone can remember, of the 210 constituencies in Kenya, none answers to the tag of “youth constituency.”