The voice of one mortal man Raila Odinga, has disoriented the government of the Republic of Kenya. He is the subject in many kitchens, eating joints, State house, bedrooms, offices, Churches and mosques. I’m yet to comprehend why this hype from the Jubilee regime over Cord’s Saba Saba rally.
I also wonder why the government of Kenya with the overall management of the state affairs is in a state of panic due to activities of mere political opposition.
The Jubilee regime of Uhuru Kenyatta has forgotten the threat from the Al-Shabaab terror group, insecurity and the poverty in the country and has instead made Raila Odinga and the Cord coalition their daily agenda.
Kenyans, Raila Odinga is a mortal man just like all of us. He is not Joseph Kony of the LRA or Abubakar Shekau of the Boko Haram. We only have one arm in Kenya. The political opposition has got no known militia to terrorize the country to capture power.
Majority of Kenyans are in agreement that Cord’s concerns about the current state of the nation are genuine.
While I don’t agree with everything Raila does, the Cord leader has remained consistent and a strong voice for the downtrodden proletariat by the bourgeoisie in our society. Those who are deprived social justice, equity, equality and fairness see Raila, as their true advocate.
There is no way the Jubilee government can win the argument against Cord or derail Raila’s influence in the country if the poverty stricken poor continue being the majority. This poor majority poor aren’t after quick fixes. They however, see Cord as the right voice because the Jubilee government has failed to offer them hope.
The character of a good opposition which cares about the future of a country is not to rejoice or salivate when the government in power is failing but to provide tangible alternatives especially when a country is in a crisis.
That is why I think Uhuru’s government is the luckiest to have opponents who want to provide alternative avenues to get the country out of the current challenges and ultimately improve our national wellness.
A true friend is one who reminds you to zip up your trouser and not the one who remains silent so you can be ashamed in public! What Raila’s Cord is doing is reminding Uhuru Kenyatta, to zip up his pants or precisely pursuing audience to offer ideas which can help get Kenya out of the current mess.
The three Cord Principals are doing Jubilee a favour by trying to tell the government where they have gone wrong and offer alternatives for improvement.
If Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Raila Odinga were sadists, they would be feasting over Jubilee’s failures. Just as the Swahili saying goes, “vita vya panzi, ni nehema ya Kunguru.” (the vulture rejoices when two wild beasts are rocking horns).
The ultimate winners for any positive dialogue will be Kenyans and President Uhuru, for it will earn him respect for showing statesmanship…