Saturday, January 19, 2008

"Democracy Not Now," says, Mukoma Ngugi

Here is another blatant tribalista, Pambazuka,s Mukoma Ngugi who you would expect, tulitarajiya ati he can stand up and speak clearly, but tribal pride forces him to take a dive against justice and democracy. Ati I used to blaa kondoo.

Democracy Now, ndio SASA ama....

AMY GOODMAN: Maina Kiai in Nairobi, we’re also joined by Mukoma wa Ngugi, a Kenyan writer in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s a commentator on BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine. Mukoma wa Ngugi, you are very critical of Raila Odinga and the Orange Democratic Movement.

MUKOMA WA NGUGI: Yeah, I think—well, first I should say that, you know, most of the things I’ve been critical of ODM can also apply to PNU.
What I’m trying to argue and I’ve been arguing in my writing is that we need—first we need to name things, we need to call things what they are. We need to realize that the nature of African politics for the last fifty years has been changing. So we find that people automatically assume that because somebody’s in the opposition it means they’re good guys, because traditionally that has been the role of the opposition. Now we’re in a situation where the government in power in most African countries is neoliberal, and the opposition party is equally neoliberal. This is to say that both parties in power, or once the opposition gets into power, we shouldn’t expect a people power, a revolution, if you will, or progressive politics. So, essentially, that’s my first criticism of the way we’re approaching African politics. Certainly, things have changed. You know, we can no longer assume the opposition automatically means they’re good guys.

What is he trying to say, NEO TRIBALISTA, akili imeruka. Ukabila, Upumbavu. Msaliti. Can we trust anyone NOW. Yes, OSU, remember in Chinua Achebe's "No Longer at Ease," when Obi was told that he cannot marry a woman because she was an osu. Ukabila Upumbavu. The father who had become a christian told Obi that her family was excommunicated. Being an osu is beyond bad, even being saved cannot change osuness. What has become very clear before and after elections is, Wakikuyu hate Jaluos with passion, and Kenyans do not buy into their hate. Kenyans might not have voted for Raila, but voted Kibaki and his fellow corrupt thievs out. Kenya also were not happy seeing dictator Moi all over Kibaki. We know Jaluos have helped Kikuyus to positions of power with unquestionable courage. The prize the Odinga family has paid is too much not to believe in their vision of Kenya. Yes, that is me saying, "Tawala Raila Tawala" and YES, Kibaki LOST beyond stupidity. Those who lead the Nairobi Stock Exchange were off the mark. They put too much behind a drunk horse. Now the apologist are coming out of the woods. Ma big advise to many and people like Mukoma is, just "shut the F.... up."

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Kibaki must be held responsible for the bloodshed. ECK has no excuse, they too can be charged for complicity to commit genocide. Those who are looking at the tribal hatred and murder might be naive to try to blame Raila, but the truth is Kibaki number 2, must be stopped by any means necessary. The signs are very clear, "A Tribal Dictatorship." Kenyans had no problem in the last election when Kibaki, a Kikuyu ran against Uhuru, another Kikuyu. It is time for Kikuyus to stand up and smell the chai. Kikuyus are the poorest and the most oppressed. Shoot to Kill has always been used against Kikuyus "Del Monte." The only matatus that must go to the police station for a strip search, are the ones going to Kikuyuland. There are more Kikuyus in prison than any other group. Kikuyus just like they rejected Uhuru and what he stood for, can reject Kibaki for trying to bring back the KANU type dictatorship. Raila and Luos should also be very careful when making statements about the election. Kenyans did not vote for Raila the Luo; Kenyans voted for Raila the ODM nominee.