It is time for the Grand Divorce

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A fortnight ago, the National Council of Churches of Kenya issued a declaration calling for fresh elections.  The basis?  “We have a failed coalition government.”  At the time, I didn’t give this position high regard since I hold the opinion that the Church has also let Kenyans down.

The events of the past weekend, during which the Prime Minister walked out on His Excellency the President, have compelled me to take sides with the Church – at least for now.

If what happened in Kilaguni is not a sign of a botched government, then I need schooling on what is.

Evidently, there is a leadership crisis in Kenya and action is needed like the day before yesterday.  In my humble opinion, we must go to the polls afresh.

The Orange Democratic Movement is on record complaining they feel like they are in a marriage where conjugal rights have been denied.  The events that took place on Saturday warrant filing of divorce proceedings, pronto!

I’d suggest that ODM engages the services of Anthony Chinedu and Joyce Akinyi to find out how to proceed with divorce matters in the 21st century.

It does not help to complain day in day out in public forums.  We are simply dead beat.  You cannot carry on enjoying State trappings and yet pretend that “all is not well.”

Like pointed out by the NCCK, politicians have turned into a selfish, dictatorial arm far removed from their roles and the needs of Kenyans.

It is time all MPs got marching orders to seek fresh a mandate from the electorate.
And talking of politicians vacating office, Martha Karua has quit her Cabinet position because she is frustrated.

To Ms Karua:  I commiserate with you.  The battle you are facing is being waged against you by State House on behalf of some coward who wants to be President in 2012.

If the politician was man enough, he would emerge from under the wings of the President and take you head on.  But he does not have the guts.

Remember the events at the Kenyatta International Conference Center on December 29, 2007?  Ms Karua was the only one bold enough to take on the ODM bigwigs.

I understand apart from taking on William Ruto and James Orengo, she was busy answering calls on her mobile phone from male ex-Cabinet colleagues asking how things were getting on. 

They were awaiting the outcome of the vote tally while downing tots of whiskey at some five star city hotel.

Therefore Ms Karua, If they imagine they are finishing you, I have news for them… they’re steadily building your profile.

Good luck, Ms Karua, you’ll undoubtedly need it to get past those bigots.

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  • Andy Jacobsen

    I hear you on this one. Even though I’m not Kenyan, I share in the frustration of your generation. It is a pity that politics can stand in the way of youthful people ascending into high office. I have advice for you and Mr Miller. It’s now NEVER. If he let’s this one go, we get stuck in the same rut. Please insist on this one. PLEASE. You will do many of your generation a huge favour. It is time to rid this country of political patronage.

  • Young Turk

    Miller should not give it up that easy. He and those who are pushing for his appointment should fight it out to the very end. For how long will we just give way for the Kaparo’s,Raila’s and the rest of the wazees. They should go home and look after cattle as Energy Minister Kiraitu Murungi once advised former President Moi.

  • Amina Hassan

    Fight to the bitter end Mr Miller. Kenya needs fresh impetus. Do not fail us on this one!

  • Mutua Ndunda

    I get your point Michael. The youth in this country need to go back to the drawing board. We have been beaten on this one but there is a chance to make a difference. Lets get more young people in Parliament. That way, there will be no wazees to fight nominations like that of Mr Miller. Are you prepared to take up the mantle Michael and Co?

  • A.T

    He should let it go. He can fight another day. This is because by the time politicians are through with him, he wont have a name. and as a lawyer, he needs his name to attract clients.

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