I would like to wish you a good and happy new year. So many countries will be in the news for good reasons but unfortunately our country will be in the NEWS for BAD reasons. How did we Kenyans end up like this?. By the end of every year and the start of new year every body is supposed to be wishing each other a good and prosperous year a head. SO WHAT DO WE KENYANS WISH EACH OTHER TODAY?.
GSU killing?, POLICE SHOOTING PEOPLE?, No news for Kenyans, no food to buy, no shops are open etc. I saw in the BBC, CNN and Aljazera TV news how people were beaten in Kisumu, some shot and wounds are still bleeding, some victims were still a live some are dead from live bullets.
Where is the mentality of this Kibaki, how can fellow Kikuyu people be this mercy less to fellow human beings?. Who has given you this right to kill Luos like that?. Do you Kikuyus think very clearly that you people would have been presidents of the republic of Kenya without the Luos?. Look what has happened to Kibaki now without Luo support?.
He has to cheat to become one. So do you think you will be president next time without Luo support?. Why do you think that there are still people in Kenya who wants to loot things or food from a shop if things have been very good with this Kibaki`s rule. Most of the looters are very poor people who just want to taste soda, something they have just been dreaming about. Some are killed by bullets when they are drinking their first fanta in their entire lifetime. Can you feel how painful is it to kill a beggar, jobless person living in a slum just because he wants to taste fanta, or coca-cola. Things (coca-cola) which are being thrown in the dustbins in the west?. Why can`t Kibaki make the economy to the level where our people can afford fanta?.
How would we kenyans like to see our country in the year 2008?. Or is this a very hard question to answer?. Can we now see where the green lights can come from?. Because it is now obvious that this Kibaki is not fit to be called a Kenyan president. There are demonstrations against him in all towns except in the central province, Oooh how proud are these central province Kenyans, I hope you can now walk in the streets of Nairobi without being stoned, how happy are you today?. And in the year 2012 you will still have Uhuru Kenyatta as your next president, is it wonderful?.
What makes me very unpleased is this, that despite the fact that most of the central province people support for this man Kibaki, there are now more people of Kikuyu tribe in foreign lands than even during Kenyatta`s or Moi`s time, and anytime I meet a kikuyu outside kenya and ask him or her this question: why are you not in Kenya?, since things are very good with Kibaki down there: the answer is always the other way round. In Kenya if you are NOT connected or you do not pay `kitu kidogo`you can not get anything. So what is the paradox of migrating from your mother land to a country with very high unemployment rate like USA if things are so good with Kibaki tena?.
You know human being drink , eat and sleep but when it comes to the reality of life ( brain work and thinking) we tend to forget and take life very simple. Let us not forget that we are all Kenyans and Raila`s intention is for a good and better Kenya. Raila does not want to do only good things to the Luo community. He wants to bring change so that people do not continue to give“KITU KIDOGO `, so that the poor can afford fanta, so that Kenyans like the present Kikuyus do not run away from Kenya to look for green pastures in the USA or Europe or Dubai etc. So that the GSU or Policemen do not have to steal by force from people in order to live a good life, so that these same GSU who are shooting people now can have enough salary.
You Know what foxes; I just want to wish you a very happy new year, and to hell with the worse year in our country`s history the year 2007.
Bye, Paul Odero Nyandoto MD.