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Now, those ( Luos ) and other Kenayans, who imagine that Kenya will be an extension of the US, think again. I have good news and bad news.

Bad news first. Foremost, Obama is an American, elected to serve American interests. Period. Secondly, American made him who he is, Kenya did not significantly influence him. But even that asides, why on earth would he over-burden himself with a family/homestead/country that generally abandoned him when he needed them most? Would you? Even more convincing, Obama thinks as an American, and that is why the Americans selected him. Now, if you doubt that, consider the abode occupied by Obama’s paternal grandma.

( They say that Luo men take care of their women. Is that really so? So what happened here? Obama sr. was a strange man. How does a true  (Luo)  man do  what he did to his wife and kids?  )

Ok, the good news.

How can Kenya benefit from the Obama administration. Two suggestions:

  1. Fire Oginga Ogego.
  2. Appoint Auma Obama as ambassador!

1. Fire Oginga Ogego.

Not that he is not effective as an ambassador, but given the history he has with Obama. Ogego had castigated Obama over his interference with Kenyan Affairs.

Hear ye:

“If Kenya is to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and satisfy aspirations of its great people, substantially more progress must be made on the issues of tribalism and corruption,” Senator Obama

And,

While you seem to believe the Government is doing all it can, a number of Kenyan politicians, members of civil society, the media, and many ordinary Kenyans have told me the exact opposite. Many have welcomed my statement as a much-needed call to action,” Senator Obama.

This is the wrong man Kenya should be sending to talk to Obama on her behalf.

2. Appoint Dr. Auma Obama

Once you have fired him, replace Him with ( if you are as smart as i am, you guessed it).  Auma Obama! Stroke of genius.

Why her? Well, they seem to have chemistry when they met for the first time in Chicago.

“There was a lot of apprehension, I had a plan B in case it didn’t work out, but it worked out. We just didn’t stop talking when we met — it was absolutely as if we’d lived together all our lives.” Auma Obama

Still doubting the closeness? He mentioned her by name in his acceptance speech! Who could be better than her?

Bottom line, she will not need to have an appointment to talk to Him. She is family.

Is President Kibaki and PM Raila listening? Now let us see how big a man Kibaki is, and whether Kenyan interest matter more to him or his personal survival interests. ( It really should not be difficult for  him, since he and Obama know each other somewhat. Hopefully he is not afraid of such a choice. )

This is the way to get President Obama’s ear. If not, tell me how best to do this.

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Oh, he is so cool?

Oh, he is so cool?-thinks woman in yellow

There is no doubt that Obama represents a freshness that America is in dire need of, after all the blunders the GOP administration got them into. Like him or hate him, you can not fail to see the promise of a new America in him. But is America ready to embrace Him?

The woman in yellow represents a vast majority of Americans, not so?

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Too close for comfort?

Too close for comfort?

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First, i have loved Luos, love Luos and will always love Luos. But it never ceases to amaze me how Luos think, and talk.

To the point:

  • Luo Thinking: “this is nothing, i will do it”, whether he has considered the problem or not
  • Luo Speaking: bravado, bravado, bravado.

Raila singlehandedly solves the IDP problem without support from RV MPs

Listen to Raila on IDP problem: “I will make it my personal responsibility to make sure the IDPs are resettled”.
Now, that would be wonderful thought. But why not keep it to yourself, and think about the root cause of the problem and talk in general terms ( what good is there in making a promise that you may not keep? ). Now consider:

  • Who caused the problem that now appears as the IDP problem? Not Raila. It was Kibaki and Moi and Kenyatta, and some pale skinned Queen in a far far away land. For those needing some learning, there is a problem similar to the Kenyan situation. It is known as the Israeli-Palestinian land problem.
  • The Kalenjins supported Raila in 2007, hoping he would help them deal with their enemy ( i am not saying the Kikuyu are the real enemies of the Kalenjins, but the Land issue has made them be the visible enemies ). But now, they listen to Raila’s words they think “Is he for us or against us”.
  • Whatever good Raila has attempted, Kibaki has thrown chairs into his path. Why does he not concentrate on something else, and let Kibaki deal with the land issue? Surely there is enough work to be done ( ensuring Fishermen of Lake Victoria have a fair market for the produce, helping Western Kenya Farmers benefit from their sugar cane farms, etc) Why do the dirty job for Kibaki? Will he thank you? Will the IDPs thank you ( and vote for you )? Will you still have your support from the Kalenjin?
  • Listen to Moi: Perhaps you should heed Moi’s advice, when he said about you and your pledge to tackle the RV land issue: “Ilinishinda. Unafikiri utaweza?”

On the Mungiki Problem, Raila says “Lets talk about your problem. It is economic.

Your enemies said that you talk too much. On this point, i tend to agree with them. Perhaps “too much talk” was Ok when ODM was campaigning, but know things have changed. Every Kenyan hates the Mungiki ( except perhaps for the unfortunate Mother or Wife whose man is a Mungiki, and some Kikuyus who have not been touched by their evil and still believe the Mungiki is their secret army defending their rights). 99% of Kenyans will not lose sleep if all the Mungiki were rounded up, millstones tied on their necks and dropped in the Indian Ocean.

That notwithstanding, something to think about:

  • The Mungiki hate you. To them, you are a boy who is trying to take from them what they have worked hard to achieve.
  • The Mungiki problem is not just a “youth without jobs” problem. As one of them said, they run a billion shilling extortion enterprise and what not. Furthermore, youths in other parts of Kenya face worse unemployment than those in Central, but they do not resort to doing the “mungiki” thing.
  • You may not fully understand the spirit behind the Mungiki, so you can not solve their problem. Michuki, Karua, Kibaki, Saitoti and Kenyatta understand Mungiki. It is their child. Let them deal with their wayward child.

In just 2 years, Orengo reverses the 100+ years of land injustice

Now listen to Orengo yap

“he will forcibly repossess grabbed land where evidence of graft has been cited.”

“He said all public land allocations will not be done orally and said that even the President will have to put down such requests in writing.”

“He said he will not consult the Attorney-General for advice on such obvious matters, adding that he shall proceed to right historical injustices inflicted upon Kenyans by the previous regimes.”

Phew.( The Bold text is mine.)

Now, listening to Orengo, one would imagine he had the powers of the president of the United States of America. One would imagine the Courts of the land were loyal to him and would do his bidding. One would imagine that all the enemies that he would create would somehow be unable to touch him. He is an intelligent man, no doubt and is just blowing hot air, otherwise, we all know, if he began to effect even just 1% of what he says here, we would soon say of him:

“so much promise, so much vigor. We hardly knew thee”.

Understanding Luospeak

Luos speak talk big. Perhaps other Kenyans would not be too wary of their ways if they realised that Luo speak is much ado about nothing. Among the Luo, there is something known as “Pakruok“, which loosely translated means, “bragging rights”. All those “Agwambo”, “Owad gi Akinyi”, “Tinga”, “Chuma liet Kimak” are just that, pakruok. Hot air. ( The site jaluo dot com even has a section labeled Od Pakruok or “Where people Brag” ).

So, how does the Brag help them? Luos like to “feel-anga good”. Such talk makes them feel good. People say Luos are proud. But i do not agree. Proud of what? Wealth? Achievements (Which?)? They are simply engaging in self promotion. They never are as important as what they would want you to believe. Unfortunately, other Kenyans do not know this, and the Luos themselves are blind to the fact that their attitude comes out as pride, and it scares others away and closes doors to them.

But sometimes, if you engage in too much Pakruok, you may start believing in those things you say about yourself. Let’s just hope that Orengo is not confusing his “paper” powers with real power that solves land problems on the ground. Lets hope that Raila does not believe that he is indeed “Agwambo” and that his PM position has powers that will enable him to set Kenya on the right path. If his PM powers had money and fire-power, he would, but, he has neither.

So, dear Kenyans: Ignore all that attention seeking bravado.

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This is a prophecy from one who is NOT a prophet, but prophesies after a heavy meal of pina calata gone awry.

People keep bashing Kalonzo, and make fun of his “miracle” statement.

But, going by past occurances, Kalonzo will be a president in Kenya. Why?

The presidency of Kenya has always gone ( so far ) to those who never sought it. It has always been given, i dare say, by the providence of the good Lord, to whomsoever he chose!

Kenyatta never sought to be president. Not that much. Apparently Jaramogi gave it to him on a silver platter.

Moi never sought to be president. As they say, he was pulled out of a classroom to be a politician and “providence” gave him the presidency.

Kibaki never really sought badly to be president, more so after the accident, but thanks to Raila, he got it.

Now consider those who had a burning desire to be president: Mboya, Njonjo, Karanja, Saitoti, Raila.

Kalonzo’s greatest ambition is not to be president, but rather to be loved by people, but lo and behold, he is just one step away from the presidency of Kenya.

Ladies and gentlemen, Kalonzo shall be president, even if for just 90 days. And after that, Ruto shall arise out of the Rift Valley with great force.

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So china’s ship bearing “goods”-arms, etc, for Zimbabwe, having been refused offload permission in RSA and Mozabique, is off to open seas?. They need not return to china. They can dock in Mombasa, and the GoK will happily help ship these goods to Zimbabwe.

First, i was really elated to know that RSA and Zimbabwe refused to allow such arms, knowing just too well what the “duly elected president” Mugabe would use them for. I am also happy to read that

“South Africa’s dock workers also said they would refuse to unload the shipment, a call backed up by the country’s powerful coalition of trade unions.”

More men like Prof. Wangari maathai needed

Second, i think Professor Wangari did a proud thing by rejecting to be part of the Olympic torch March. China can not change from within to be more “humane”. Only such “shaming” displays might help make them have a little “feeling” when they do things. As the “Genocide Olympics” protest showed, this tactic actually works, as it hits them at a vulnerable point.

Now back to kenya. I do remember that early this year, there was a similar shipment of about 4000 ( or was it 400,000? ) pieces of arms Kenya imported from the same Chinese company. I know the GoK can buy arms from whomever it wants, but hat was not the right time for such goods ( especially since we really did not have a known government at that time ). And, who knows into whose hands the arms fell? Surely, you can not believe the government’s explanation then that those were routine shipment meant for Police force. In any case, having just “lied” about the election, why would they tell the truth about the arms?

But that is all gone now ( and fortunately we do not have investigative reporters to unearth for us wheather the arms ended in Central or the RV ), but what we missed was COTU and an Atwoli urging the dock workers not to handle the cargo then.

Lead Plant in Nakuru

But there is something we can still do. There is something we can force China’s hand in. The secretive Lead smelting plant in Nakuru. Where are the activists NGOs? Where are the Egerton university students going to Nakuru and protesting about this plant?. China has no conscience. China ( just like most most Nations ) does not care that Africans in Nakuru will die of cancer or that their children will be born with deformities. The poor mothers will probably think it was just God’s will.

Think. If some Chinese companies could ship toys containing too much lead to US retailers, can you imagine the number of Chinese-made products with unacceptable levels of lead and other harmful compounds being sold in Kenya’s stores?

Genocide Olympics

But, the chinese care immensely about “honor” and “shame”. If something is going to dishonor them, they will listen to avoid such dishonor coming their way. We in Kenya, who are closer to the Sudan, should join Spielberg and protest at Chinese support for the murderous government of the Sudan. Maybe we should protest at their local ventures ( those road construction companies-we can give the contract to Kirinyaga Construction Co. ), and threaten not to buy “made in China”.

But i doubt we will. Apart from Prof. Wangari, kenya does not have men having any beliefs. Or we won’t, perhaps because the same unbridled desires that drives them, drives all of us.

On a mellower note: Or perhaps it is the time of the Beast of the East, and our protests will not have a lasting effect. Perhaps the Dragon of old has awaken. Woe unto those in his path.

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Disclaimer: This is not a serious post, but my YADA YADA for the day.

In Moi’s time there was one man, Nicholas Biwott, whose activities you would do well to watch. He would be Minister wherever there was something big to be had.

In Kibaki’s time, the point man is John Michuki.  If you want to know where the next big thing is at, watch where he gets assigned. Samples: Minister of Transport ( Seat belts, KBS out, City Hoppa in, etc), Minister of Information ( Safaricom, BPO, Optical cable), Minister for  Internal Security (Elections, provincial administration, etc).

Now, he is minister of Minerals. That should tell you something.

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