Mission Reconnect

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So, after a bit of tongue-lashing from the pulpit, our beloved “Principals” have decided to get out and “reconnect” with Kenyans.

This is definitely some good news, because it would then be possible for them to hear that Kenyans are disillusioned, frustrated and starving. In February last year, the entire country knelt down for a ‘thank you’ prayer the National Accord that saw the Principals reign on their dogs of war to get back to the kennels.

But alas, President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s lieutenants fooled us all, for instead of getting into the kennels, they lured innocent Kenyans into the dog houses, while they remained outside to eat and plunder.

Now Kenyans are locked up in the filthy, smelly, cramped dens from where they can only complain as millions of litres of petroleum ‘disappear’ from storage facilities and maize ‘sneaks’ out of silos.

Additionally, any prospect of punishing those who raped, killed, maimed and turned the lives of thousands of people into a nightmare is crushed as legal processes are frustrated. In fact, Principal B (The People’s President) feels we should be punishing those who denied him a chance to reveal his carefully designed Presidential Standard. Yes, for Mr Odinga and his ODM allies, Mr Kivuitu and his gang should be hounded off to Siberia, while any Kimani, Onyango or Kipsiele who participated in killing should receive a pat on the back and told “it’s ok mate, we understand you were angry.”

Back to ‘Mission Reconnect’ and President Kibaki’s way of doing his bit is to distribute a few bags of maize and seeking to reassure people that ‘no one will die because of hunger’. Excuse me, Mr President. The Kenya Red Cross can brief you on the number of children who have died of malnutrition so far.

On the other side of the ranch, Mr Odinga was galvanising support for 2012 by promising hungry crowds at Isinya that “ODM is still strong.” Of course it is still strong, Mr Prime Minister! Ask your confidant Mr James Orengo and he will tell you even the ordinary mortal knows how strong ODM is.

“Munaiba unga na kuteremusha na mafuta (you steal flour and take it down with oil),” they told the Lands Minister recently. With such bountiful supplies of contraband, even Ali Baba was able to keep his forty thieves together.

If the two Principals were really interested in reconnecting with a disillusioned, starving nation then they ought to govern this country with a resolute hand. They should demand a proper audit of how maize bags scaled the huge silos at the National Cereals and Produce Board and ended up in Southern Sudan, or wherever. During the probe, let the likeable Agriculture Minister step aside.

They should also seek to know why Yagnesh Devani took off, and how come the country is in a constant fuel crisis. Mr Kiraitu Murungi should step aside and it should not be our business how his children or his drinking buddies perceive him.

They should ensure that all agenda items in the National Accord are implemented and the necessary laws passed by the August House.

In the meantime, I’m sorry Sirs, but your efforts will bear no fruit. Of course, I stand to be corrected.

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  • msema kweli

    I agree Laura, Kenyans should start acting. It begins with you(and me). Lets act by stopping to give bribes, to speak out against ills.

  • Lawrence Njenga- Limuru

    Laura…nice feature on your website. Anyway my point is simple. Kenyans are looking at Ruto now as a Hero. Like Artur is a BAD GUY but who wouldn’t want his autograph? Kenyan voters are everything their politicians are.

  • Githinji

    The Kenya we want is one without corruption but i don’t see and end it. We have tried to be united against it, remember 2002 when Kibaki become President,but it fought back hard and won. Guys as young as 20 are now seriously discussing ways to get to parliament and government so as to get involved in highly corruption ie Trition after all once we defraud billions all we need to do is by some MPs and get an expensive lawyer.It’s a small sacrifice for the billions.

  • Shikuku – USA

    How i wish more and more Kenyans got themselves engaged in the affairs of our great nation. Rally one another against relentless impunity by our leaders.
    Our leaders have lost the sense of being responsible to their employers thus continue to act recklessly in parliament (censure motion), they taint the image of our nations integrity. I dread reading news from Kenya everyday because they scream “something is not right again” and the worst is yet to come. Kenyans lets get involved in pragmatic political decisions of our nation right from our dinner tables. Lets resolve to build a better Nation on the principles of democracy. It can be done. WE CAN DO IT! I believe.

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