Friday, January 11, 2008

Negotiation Stalemate

Well, until yesterday (January 10th 2008), all was well. But again, we are learning very fast how much our leaders really care for Kenyans. Until now, no doubt it is minimal. After two days of what was seen by many of us in academia as progress, we now know that it was a waste of time resources and skills. It is an insult to the Ghanaian president, who at the very least, had to have postponed some of his official duties to his country to fly to Nairobi to try to help. Again, it is useless when a a leader of that caliber is involved in negotiation with two people, one of whom is accused as a thief and the other as an egotist.

As a Kenyan, I am learning that Kenya is bigger that these two. People need to raise their issues, whether they are addressed or not, we will be better off if they know what we expect from them.

Now another Ghanaian is headed to Kenya. What is the difference? may this time, Koffi Annan has nothing to lose and he will really tell them as it is. They need to grow up stop behaving like two brothers who are yet to figure out how to live with the rest of the kids.

The more the confrontations, the more the locals learn that nothing is really going to happen. We are using our country's resources to host all the people, who at the end of the day, nothing has been accomplished.

We are also learning more about the forces that be, hanging in the balance and behind the scenes. Now we have a chance to see how well "they (forces)" can manipulate the skeleton in the making. a few moves have been made, and yet again, the people who pull the strings are yet to successfully pull one in the right direction.

Well I have to stop here, I will make my case more clear. As for now, I ask, where are we headed as a country????

Philemon Kirui

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Post Elections - Kenya

Well, we all know what happened on that day of elections. However, that was then. Kenya is moving on. Our leaders are trying to heal the wounds, either created then or some that were already existing before then. We are also learning that every community sometimes have to vend for it own, and that there is nothing mightier that a peace and harmony.

For all that lost their lives,we pray that they were not lost in vain. that as history always does, we may have something solid to look back to in the future and say, "wait a minute", we know know what can happen.

And for all the millions of Kenyans that were denied their democratic right to have a Democratic government, all I can say is: Your turn will come, when there will be no option but to listen and obey your demands. Do not give up. It took a milestone to for us to free ourselves from our colonial powers. Well, I can see the same happening to to our local rulers, who pretended to be leaders, until the other day. Only this time it will come so fast, it will sting like bee and fly like a butterfly. and when all is done, we will sing our national anthem, holding our head high

For now it all peace,

Philemon Kirui