Sometimes I look at the people of Kibra and ask myself, “Did these human beings spend nine months in their mothers’ wombs or they are just Raila’s voting puppets?” These people have been having leaders imposed on them. Can’t these people vote for one of their own, – at least someone born and bred in the slums. Must they wait for Raila to think for them?
When will the great people of Kibra think outside the box and make independent political choices? Under the Odingaism, there is no doubt that the people of Kibra are victims of political human trafficking. Now, Raila is about to give them his daughter Rosemary as Member of Parliament and they are excited about it. What about the original slum dwellers, are their mothers not women enough to birth leaders? What if they wake up and Raila is no more, will they stop voting?
Sometimes I equate my hokey Luo brothers with munchkins who have already come of age, finished college, gotten good jobs yet they don’t want to leave their parents house. When parents of such children give up the ghost (die) abruptly – because death is inevitable anyway – they always lack nimbleness thus having difficult times trying to cope with independence.
Although I was not there to witness it, I always ask myself, whether the stories we read in books about the greatness of the Odinga and Kenyatta families true or simply manufactured tales to entertain us. Needless to say, we’re told that some of these other forefathers committed atrocities that their children should tell the truth and apologize to the nation.
The people of Kibra must wake up from comatose and stop being preliterate not unless they want to follow former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s advice, “If you are going through hell, keep going”