ON WESTERN LEADERS MEETING PRESIDENT KENYATTA AND WHY LUO LEADERS CAN NEVER DO SUCH A THING
By Jim Bonnie
Western leaders meeting president Kenyatta today is a good thing. When serving the people, and when you put the interest of the people first, you will know no boundaries. Many, especially the idiotic ones in opposition, will castigate them for visiting statehouse. I advise them to ignore such characters and treat them with the deserving contempt.
Sadly, Luo leaders can never do this. The bald headed Migori governor only brought old men from the villages of Migori to apologize to Kenyatta. We hold government as an enemy. We do this to please a certain man (name withheld). I thought the holy Bible asks us to love our enemies. We have ignored. Robert Greene even said we should keep our political enemies closer. No. We Luos are arrogant and we can never do that.
At the moment, Oburu Odinga is trying to convince Luos that Jakoyo Midiwo is a mole and Luo governors are in fierce competition on who is the most incompetent. These are the things we are good at. Remember, they advanced the mole thing on Dalmas Otieno, Hon George Oner, Agostino Neto, Millie Mabona and other budding Luo MPs.
But it never began yesterday. Over the years, Luos have been radicalized into believing that every government of the day plus its president is an enemy. Some Luo leaders have exploited the community for selfish gains for decades. As a result, one cardinal rule that any Luo leader must never break is ever to meet the president of the day either in the dark or in light.
Only one guy can do that – Raila Odinga. The ripple effect of this political garbage is the painful marginalization of the Luo community since independence. For the few brave Luos who managed to break this old-fashioned rule, like Tom Mboya, their achievements are felt to date. A community chooses its path, whether to develop or politic. Luo leaders have successfully and selfishly led the community towards the latter – and some fools cheer them.
I know many Luo leaders who would like to see a change, but their fear is, Oburu Odinga, ODM chairman John Mbadi, and the political conmen in team #BabaPodPek will launch a viral campaign against them accusing them of being moles.
Truly, ujaluo itatuuwa! Starting with ME.