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Raila Odinga and William Ruto have been arrested, and William Ruto has been shot.

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Superman, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. Superman

    Superman JF-Expert Member

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    By M of Thinkers Room

    Rumours going round are to the effect that Raila Odinga and William Ruto have been arrested, and William Ruto has been shot. Reportedly this is after ODM announced their intentions to name a parallel government, a move, I must confess, is not entirely wise given the current situation.


    I have just been watching President Kibaki been sworn in, amid applause from his cabal of powerful friends and cronies. As far as I can tell it seems to have been a private ceremony for himself and his friends.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the fact that Kibaki’s friends and minions were already gathered and ready for swearing in minutes after the announcement was made.

    I refuse to call him and his ilk honourable. They are no such thing.

    While he and his friends are sipping tea and eating crumpets in statehouse I find myself at crossroads.

    I question the very beliefs I once held true — that democracy at the end of the day triumphs.

    I feel outraged that Mwai Kibaki can with a straight face tell me how he feels “humbled that the people have elected him” and how he urges his opponents to “respect the electoral process”.

    I feel mad that Samuel Kivuitu is cracking jokes at State House while my country falls apart because of him and his puppeteers.

    I feel that the people of Kenya have been completely robbed of everything they have gained over the last 40 years. We lacked few things but at least we were generally a fair people.

    I feel that the change we thought we had in 2005 was just an illusion.

    I feel that all the time (3+ years), love, devotion and attention I dedicated on Mzalendo.com, sleepless nights sacrificed, hours of my time and resources have been pissed away in just a few days.

    I feel that Kenyans have been robbed of something that can never be valued — their electoral process.

    I feel challenged even now to respond to the question I had been asked earlier in the day — “Is there any point voting?”

    I feel cheated because the same cabal that has been in power since independence is still in power.

    I feel cheated that an administration rejected by the ballot can somehow find itself into the presidency.

    I feel sad that Kenyans optimistically queued on the 27th thinking they could control their destiny and the very people they entrusted spat on their good faith and goodwill.

    I feel angry that my house has just been stoned.

    I feel angry that my friends’ shops have been looted and burnt.

    I feel shocked that on comparing Kibaki to Moi, Moi comes out on top because he actually walked away when he lost.

    I feel amazed that the ruling party in no way shape or form is representative of the country.

    I feel insulted that people can rig the elections and believe that we are dumb enough not to see through it.

    I cry (literally) at realizing that we have been robbed of our peaceful, friendly homeland, where our camaraderie made us famous worldwide by power hungry power barons.

    As I sit here in my room sick to my stomach and hear the breaking glass outside my house and see my friends watch helplessly as their shops are looted and burnt I again ask myself …

    What have they done?

    UPDATE

    The Government has just issued a directive via the Ministry of Information & Communication banning all live broadcasts, or broadcasts of anything “inciting”, presumably the reaction to the ECK announcement.

    Try harder. You can’t silence the truth.
     
  2. C

    COMRADE44 Senior Member

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    Superman,
    I feel all that you feel, as well;but I also feel HELPLESS
     
  3. Mtaalam

    Mtaalam JF-Expert Member

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    hahaha thats the game we call politics...he is doing all that cause he wants to be like God to those Kenyans...now he is trying to silence everything in a dictatorship way!!

    i jus wonder what if Kenya would have Oil and everything nice for the Us??could this thing be allowed to be silenced this way??

    kusingeku na haja ya kuingia gharama za uchaguzi wa rais tena si wangesema tuu kuwa sie mwaka huu twamwapisha kibaki for the second tym as ni lazma ashinde uchaguzi
     
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    bokassa JF-Expert Member

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    Duh!! kazi ipo!!
     
  5. P

    Positive Thinker Senior Member

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    Kenyans they dont deserve to treated like that since they ued their democratic power to elect the person they wanted for along time but the ugly and gready for the national cake they took over by false and bad tricks.OHHHHHHHHH ALLAH just give kenyans enough powers to fight against the unpopular govt
     
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