Ngugi wa Thiongo, thousands of Kikuyus and fellow Kenyans have signed a petition that Mwai Kibaki and his Party of National Unity (PNU) rigged the December 2007 Kenyan presidential election.
Some of the comments by Kenyans made me cry. Many said they voted for Kibaki or PNU, but agree ODM won. One wrote that he voted for PNU and saw Kibaki as an uncle, but he should step down and let Odinga rule. Another compared Kibaki to Mugabe, but the good thing in all the comments is the civility and humility, which is a true Kenyan value.
For those who have been blaming Kikuyus I think it is about time to tone down and grow up. I am sorry to say JALUO.COM is no longer a place for Luos only, but all Kenyans even if non-Luos do not contribute as much. I have been all over the web looking for other Kenyan voices, but the fact is Jalous are on top. They write more than any other TRIBE and not three paragraphs or six, but more than a basic posting.
The writing shows Jaluos are highly educated and if one would do some basic research, one would find that Jaluos are not only smart, but they too like Kikuyus have had access to education. We cannot say the same for Boranas, Digos, Rendiles, Somalis, Giriamas, Bajunis and many other Kenyans. The way things are, Kibaki is going down, but we cannot allow our emotions and fear to drive other Kenyans out of the country.
Kenyans are facing the worst time all over the country, from Kisumu to Mombasa. In some areas people are being told Mungiki are coming and in other areas, Kikuyus are feeling like they are not Kenyans. It is about time we look back and think for a moment. How many of those posting here or in other blogs have lived in Mathare or Kibera asili. How many of you have access to a refrigerator full of food and drinks. How many of you would like to trade places with those who have never known the difference between breakfast and lunch. I don’t think anyone of you would prefer to be those who are killing their neighbors.
One of the most famous personalities in Kenya and hero of mine is Chege, a Luo. Most young Kenyans today even Kikuyus, don’t want to be Raila or Kibaki, but none other than Oliech, another Kenya star.
I hope other people visiting JALUODOTCOM, will visit the petition page and read the comments and sign, in the hope of saving OUR BELOVED OSHAGO.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Posted by KenyaTV at 5:51 AM
- 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.