Is @ukenyatta and his supporters helping @Railaodinga to win the presidency?

Everyone (at least those enlightened enough) know that the popularity of Raila Odinga and ODM in the ’07 elections  was chiefly courtesy of the anti Kikuyu sentiments being bandied around then, aka “41 against 1”. He was seen as the most popular candidate to actually trounces kibaki.

At the social level, defeating kibaki was read,and preached, as defeating the Kikuyu. Voters  were convinced by politicians that Kikuyu have had, and had benefited from, the presidency for so long and that the only way to stop this was to come together under ODM,and support Raila.

Voters in the larger Mt Kenya region were mislead by their politicians to believe that it was either kibaki or they’d be run over by the ODM Juggernaut. In fact it was the first time since the advent of multi party politics that the Kikuyu voted, almost to a man,for a single presidential candidate irrespective of one’s sub tribal affiliations. Previously, the sub-tribal Kikuyu divides were always visible. In ’92 & ’97 kibaki got votes from the Kikuyu from  nyeri, while matiba got votes from Murang’a and they divided the kiambu votes with kibaki having the upper hand because of the late Njenga Karume. In ’02 kibaki got votes from Nyeri and Muranga and none from kiambu as they were supporting Uhuru. In fact,the late Njenga Karume (kibaki’s closest friend) ditched him to support Uhuru. Sorry,I digress ..

This idea of “42 minus 1” actually caused the ’07/’08 PEV and the other “causes of PEV” doing their rounds are actually lame excuses.

The only way Raila odinga and ODM can win in the upcoming is if there’s a very popular Kikuyu candidate in contention. It’ll be easy to resuscitate the ’07 idea of removing Kikuyu from power. This would bring most of the ODM votes (which have since drifted) back.

This joining together by politicians to defeat a group of other politicians isn’t all bad in itself. In fact it’s just politics 101.

However, unless one is daft, it’s clear that unity against Uhuru, or any other Kikuyu for that matter, will be interpreted socially as opposition to Kikuyu as a community,with it’s  attendant consequences.

The shortcut to prevention of PEV would’ve been for the people from the Kikuyu community to keep of the presidency. I know they have the Democratic right to vie,but Why can’t they rise above petty rights and focus on the greater good of the whole society? To paraphrase the good book, what will it benefit Kenya, and indeed the Kikuyu community if it gains the presidency and loses the social cohesion as KENYAN community?

As long as We have Uhuru as a candidate in the upcoming elections, whatever rhetoric you hear from politicians is pure unadulterated crap; Kenyans will vote either for or against the Kikuyu! You can take this to the bank.

In a runoff btwn Uhuru and Raila, Raila will WIN. However,it’ll leave the country so socially divided that we’ll be starting again from Zero like we did in ’08.

If Uhuru were to step down from contesting, and no other Kikuyu emerges as a popular candidate, we’d all start talking qualifications, or lack thereof, of the presidential candidates.

What of Martha Karua, one may ask. The answer is simple: she has two strikes against her chances of being the president. For starters, she is a woman. In Kenya we are still at the social level where men and women believe leader means man, and both men and WOMEN will largely vote for MEN, not her.

Secondly she’s a Kikuyu… need I say more?

To all the Kikuyu presidential candidates: “There comes a time when the nation is greater than an individual”.~Saitoti.  Let’s walk the talk!
                               
By the bye, Uhuru can’t beat Raila for reasons outlined above. By campaigning, Uhuru and his supporters are, in all practical purposes and intents, campaigning for Raila.

   

                    

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2 Responses to “Is @ukenyatta and his supporters helping @Railaodinga to win the presidency?”

  1. Raila can go to hell Says:

    From one kyk to another…

    Voting for against a kikuyu will not help you.

    Doing so (or not doing so) in the context of being a kikuyu (or not being one) will not help you either.

    Forget this country called Kenya. It is going nowhere. By the time it matures and gets a clue, 50 years will have passed.

    Personally, I’m not prepared to wait 50 years to fulfill my potential as a person. If it means getting a green card to AMERICA (the land of my dreams), so be it. Failing that, I will swim across the ocean naked to get there, or start walking across the Sahara mpaka nifike. And if that fails, I can settle for Canada. Even Uganda, as matters stand, is a better place to be in the foreseeable future than Kenya.

    I will not accept a bunch of Neanderthals, filled with primitive energy, to hold me back. Yes, I’m a pure-blooded GEMA, which among other things means I was not born stupid. Anybody trying to tell me otherwise can give himself his own advise. Let them hang around KENYA, playing the idiotic politics of Raila, Kibaki and ODM

    As for me, I have better things to do with my life.

  2. charlo Says:

    this is all bsh**…
    kwanza the paragraph th@ ”The shortcut to prevention of PEV would’ve been for the people from the Kikuyu community to keep of the presidency. I know they have the Democratic right to vie,but Why can’t they rise above petty rights and focus on the greater good of the whole society? To paraphrase the good book, what will it benefit Kenya, and indeed the Kikuyu community if it gains the presidency and loses the social cohesion as KENYAN community?”

    UK is vying, and he z going to win… the above stmts are reflections of a coward, smbody afraid th@ if UK vies he will take it from RAO!! ati UK shd step down, nd because of ‘the greater good of the society’… Such blatant BS**… Why u afraid of UK running against RAO?? Ill answer that for you cz i knw ur sh**head cant tell th truth:::
    it is true that 07 elections was 41 against 1 (the kikuyu’s).. this time its emerging to also be 41 against 1, only th@ this time is 41 against RAO… Everybody’s ditched the PM.. Nobody wants a coalition with him nd vrybody’s avoiding him lik the plague.. RAO on the otha hand z desperate for a coalition partner, only th@ he doesnt have any takers.. UK on the other hand is courting the biggest names who are warming up to him, making winning coalitions..
    So ur right, it will be 41 against 1… Only th@ this time the 1 will b the PM/RAO!!

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