Ethnicity and Politics in Kenya
It would appear that there are no voices of reason left to heal the ethnic schisms in Kenya today. Bishops have taken sides; scribes have left no doubt as to which way they lean, some even advising the agrieved (Hon. Odinga) to be magnanimous (in defeat I presume); the embatled ECK Chairman, Mr. Kivuitu, is crying for any help as electoral data continue to be manipulated in his office. Nobody, apart from ODM and its supporters, is willing to address what led to the revelation of Kenya's ethnic nakedness, which was a fumbled tallying of the Presidential vote. Even a revered name among the Kenyan literary community, Prof. James Ngugi Wa Thion'go got caught up in the quagmire of the Kenyan electoral mess. Before the election, he had warned his Limuru residents (mostly Kikuyu), "Do not to allow the spotted Leopard to herd your goats." Was the spotted Leopard, Hon Odinga (a Luo) who was running for the Presidency?
Read on ...J. R. Alila
(Author: The Wise One of Ramogiland).