By Onyango Ogure
I’m asking my Luo friends to stop calling my name over the path of politics I’ve decided to follow. It is a Democratic world .Respect my choice. The fact that I’m a luo does not impute an obligation to share same political thought or ideology. After all, as a personal weakness I hate “Group Think”- that assumption that anything accepted by the majority is always right.
God knows I’ve never affiliated myself with the Jubilee Coalition, and politics in Kenya is not a clandestine movement or some secret society. The moment I’ll get in Jubilee I’ll make it known. I’ve my own constituency, very tiny constituency and as a matter of principle I never affiliate myself with any political party which does not have any potential of translating my membership into social and economic benefits for that constituency. So I’ll remain party less for now.
Raila Odinga is not anyone’s mother so that I get vilified and abused for criticising him. He is a politician with an ambition to lead this country. That automatically puts him on a platform for public praise by his supporters and criticism by those who do agree with his brand of politics. So long as he seeks to be president, to rule me ,Raila Odinga remains my business, and I can spend all my waking hours talking about him ,if it suits me. Until he retires. If that is a problem to any person then take a walk, it’s a free world.
I’ve since realized there is life outside the Cave. And all I’m telling those who care to listen is ; look there outside the cave, there lies the light of your freedom and emancipation from political slavery!
” Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of enslaved people. Action ,self-reliance, the vision of self and the future ,remain to be the only means through which the oppressed shall realize the light of their own freedom.”