BY SHADRACK NYAKOE
Kenya’s pre-independence leaders spoke in one voice, their tribe was Kenya.
They united and fought for independence.
However, after Independence, Kenyans realized that the Country is made of 42 tribes.
History tells me that at one point during the struggle, the white men preferred Oginga Odinga over Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Oginga was even offered the opportunity to lead this Nation but he refused.
He said “NO KENYATTA NO UHURU”
This tells us how patriotic he and other leaders of that time were.
The rest is history, now after Kenyatta assumed office, betrayal started.
Kenyatta perceived Jaramogi as a competitor.
Jaramogi and Tom Mboya had earlier participated making the Kenyan constitution and other laws.
Jaramogi ate his humble pie because immediately Kenyatta took office, he changed and became a “god”.
Jaramogi could not stomach frustrations from a government he helped make and a person he helped become president.
He therefore found it good to resign and later said “Its s not yet Uhuru”.
On the other hand, Tom Mboya supported the system that latter got rid of him.
Mboya was shot dead in July 1969.
For Raila Odinga, he is a victim of a winner takes it all scenario.
Many of you will remember that in 2002, he joined President Moi where KANU was merged with NDP.
There was a lot of excitement in Luo Nyanza, Raila was promised a cabinet position and being Secretary General of the most Powerful party then (KANU), he accepted and folded NDP.
Things were good until Moi the professor of Politics brought President Uhuru Kenyatta on board.
Moi used Raila to make changes in parliament because he knew very well that he (Raila) disturbed him during the 1997 IPPG which was agitating for constitutional change,
Moi did not want to lose power through constitutional amendments, so he had to lure Raila to his side.
Come the year 2002, another conspiracy happened.
After Raila realized that he could not win alone against Moi’ s project, he presented Kibaki to Kenyans through Kibaki Tosha statement at Uhuru park.
This happened after an MoU was crafted between the two leaders that Raila was to be a Powerful Prime Minister.
I think many got excited and all Raila supporters voted man to Man for Kibaki with hope that Baba would be a Prime Minister.
This did not happen, infact after the election, Kibaki just like the Mzee Jomo Kenyatta changed his mind and went ahead and kicked out Raila and his team from Government.
This animosity then gave birth to the 2007 post-election violence and the NUSU Mkate government.
History has always repeated itself.
Raila has repeatedly said that President Uhuru Kenyatta looked for him so that they can talk about Kenya’s Unity.
This came less than five months after the repeat elections.
I have a feeling that Uhuru’s handlers advised him to bring Raila on board, use him to achieve constitutional changes and latter do away with him.
The handlers are working round the clock to ensure Uhuru becomes the President or powerful Prime minister beyond 2022.
They also want to ensure dissenting voices are suppressed and there will be no fall back plan for Raila Odinga once he is short changed.
If BBI is implemented, Uhuru wants Raila’s support, once he is elected, he will latter kick out Raila who will be a Prime Minister from his government.
Many people are forgetting that Ruto is safe because the 2010 constitution has protected him and his office.
People will be used and abused after every general election if the proposed changes are adopted.
This will bring enmity.
A careless President will just wake up one day and appoint his wife, children, and relatives to the cabinet if we pass the BBI .