By Joseph Lister Nyaringo, NJ, USA.
President Uhuru of Kenyan needs to stop brainwashing us since; 99% of Africa needs the rest of the World and secondly, the Continent does not have the capacity to address its myriad challenges without external support or interference. In fact, the President is being hypocritical and economical with the truth when he says that Africa is capable of sorting its own mess.
I therefore challenge Uhuru and his henchmen to tell us what policy plan he has formulated to reflect his passion for a self-dependent Africa since he took the baton of leadership two years ago. Apart from beating war drums and castigating the ICC where he was indicted for genocide and his case later withdrawn, this does not make Uhuru a qualified Pan-Africanist.
We need action; we need ideas from Uhuru which reflects his commitment to spur Africa in these: social, political, manpower and economic spectrums. In a nutshell can Uhuru clarify the following as I base my argument during Kenya’s worst nightmare in 07/08?
1. Why did he and his deputy William Ruto fail to cobble a local tribunal in Kenya to try PEV suspects but wanted the ICC route which is an International court outside of Africa?
2. Why did our country fail to quell the escalation of violence if Uhuru believes that Africa; and Kenya for that matter has the capacity to tackle internal feuds without external intervention? Can he further tell Kenyans what role he played to ensure that the violence was quelled in a timely version without involving Ghana’s President John Kufuor, former UN Secretary General Koffi Annan, former US Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Jendayi Frazer, who are all foreigners from Ghana and USA respectively?
In fact, the efforts of the said paved the way for a cease fire which created the grand coalition government of which Uhuru, was a beneficiary-Deputy Prime Minister of Kenya. Uhuru was NEVER in the picture during the Serena talks. Who knows he was behind the scenes to ensure that Kenya smouldered more if the recent the recent dossier by Bensouda is something to go by. Don’t forget, Uhuru did state later that all he did during the PEV “was helping his people” not Kenyans, not Africans…
3. Can Uhuru tell us what he did as an extremely rich man to ease the pain of the internally displaced persons in 07/08? We all saw that people in IDP camps were fed, watered and clothed by WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF, RED CROSS, CARE, USAID, UNDP, world vision etc? These are all International relief agencies funded by the global community; mostly the Western and not Africa.
4. Why hasn’t Uhuru compensated and resettled all Kenyans displaced during the PEV now that he enjoys the trappings of power as head of State if he feels that he has the capacity to solve all local African problems locally?