By Patrick L okeyo
Elections were held a year ago; do Kibaki and Lucy want Kenyans to elect a boss in State House? Lucy is citizen like any woman in Kenya who is entitled to her opinion as a woman and as a citizen. Nobody has a right to shut down anybody’s demands. Kibaki is not above the law and if he is he is not above Lucy.
When a citizen writes to a cabinet member for answers he or she is to be answered by the minister; Lucy is not an alien but a citizen she has a right to be answered. There are some arguments that can make glasses knock against each other but cannot make them break. Some arguments are baseless like a flat field of soccer; I’m discriminative for not mentioning other fields. If you are not happy take me to court.
As a mother Lucy Kibaki felt the pain of a woman because of the avoidable deaths that George Saitoti’s ministry should have addressed. It is like “no you are crossing a red light, stop there”. Saitoti is not a king! Lucy was right on the nail!
The ministry of Internal security should have secured the place of accident and prevented the residents from approaching. The not so good thing is the police were asking for bribes; the bad thing is innocent people died and the worst thing is George Saitoti appeared the next day at the place of the accident with the media and his security.
The worst mistake is Kibaki supported Saitoti leaving Lucy in the cold, but female politicians and other Kenyans have supported Lucy. If Kibaki is above the law then Saitoti is not. They should not open their mouths in the media to blame Lucy on what is practically seen as a failure on the part of the ministry concerned.
The time for those misguided politics is gone; time for silent politics is gone; time for blind politics and support is gone. Today the question is do we need to hold elections for positions in State House to decide who is above the other between Kibaki and Lucy? Do we need to hold elections to see whether Lucy has freedom of speech or surgeons have to sew her mouth?
If politicians have to shut women out of the media they will look discriminative; if they kill by machete they will be accused for murder, if they hang women with ropes homicide will torment them, if they poison women in food they will be accused of inserting poison in food. Just for politics of the day.
I recommend Kenyan politicians who are anti-women to use rat traps or mouse traps so that they will claim they were trapping mouse making prosecutors to seek crocodile tears for accusation against suspects. Just a thought!
Where are Kenyans heading too? Do they cry for post election violence, Nakumati, tanker explosion, equal power between Lucy and Kibaki or installing systematic government serving all citizens?
The ministry of roads is to blame too, because their must be signs to show where trucks stop and where tankers stop. If the tanker was overweight is that the owner’s mistake because the police wanted him to record statements? The owner of the tanker employs a driver and the driver was at work while he was at home; where is the owner’s mistake? The owner did not tell the driver to stop anywhere to release himself, or to overload his truck or to make the ground soft. Must Kenyans hold elections for State House to see who is who and what is what? If we disagree with Lucy and women of Kenya, there is something seriously wrong with our society.