Top 10 campaign issues: Tribalism

Kenyans will be guided by this campaign issue whichever way one looks at it. It means different things to different people. At the high and up there it is a Kikuyu-Luo affair. Others it is where our tribesman is and what he has been promised come January 2008.

Nearly 95% probability that one can predict how a person will vote based on his name and a view of National ID card. Kenyans are good at protecting and fight for their kinsmen despite their personality, character and leadership manners. Unfortunately very few Kenyans gain from these arrangements until their tribal kings come knocking five years after. It is not usually who is good for Kenya, but who is good for the tribe. The euphemism version of tribe currently is region and community.

Given, Kenyans will vote along tribal lines come December 2007. Those going against the grain will lose their seats or opportunity to enter the August House. Unfortunately some will even be wounded or die battling for their kinsmen. Obviously this is a campaign issue that is one of the cards played under the table and is camouflaged through nicely crafted coalitions, voting bloc nominated kingmakers and other humble looks.

ODM: Kikuyu have over-dominated the presidency. Kenya belongs to all of us. We have to fight the enemy and place them where they should be. That is on the foot of Mt Kenya. They have been very arrogant, do not listen to others and thinks they deserve to rule over others. Let us come together and teach them a lesson, as we did in the referendum. Why should all government positions be owned by Mt Kenya Mafia. All resources like roads fund has been taken to Nyeri and Othaya while Kano plains and Budalangi people suffer in floods. All people are equal but in Kenya some are more equal than others. We should stop these tribalists in their tracks.

ODM-Kenya: Other communities are coming together to fight their own interests. Why should we be left behind. Let us come together as the Kamba, vote as a block for our own son. If he wins we will have water throughout, get more government jobs and we will no longer drought and famine again. If our man loses, do not worry he will negotiate with the winner because we will have a second majority seat in parliament and he will be appointed vice president. Imagine! We have never had a vice president from our region since independence. How dare other tribes ignore us like that. Anyone of us who does not subscribe to this Masaku declaration is a tribalist and a traitor. Charity begins at home and Charity should come home.

PNU: Look at all these tribalists. They have appointed tribal kings and brought them in one basket to hoodwink their tribes that their cake will be larger if they win elections. We are not tribal so we will get all the one thousand political parties and put them in our PNU. Each tribe should have their own party and convince their tribes to vote for us through their tribal parties. Then we will tell our tribe not to sleep because other tribes have ganged against us. Their son should not lose the seat. They should get out in large numbers to vote for mudu weto. We are the majority tribe, we spill most blood in Mau Mau so we redeemed this country. Others are the tribalists we are not.

KPP: Bibiria inasema, my tribe is in heaven. All the angels in heaven will come and vote for me. Yesu alipitia katikati yao na hawakumuona. Nitapitia katikati yao na hawataniona kamwe. Can I hear amen!

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3 Responses to Top 10 campaign issues: Tribalism

Sue said...

Tribalism is a major problem in Kenya, it is bad that it’s featuring so much in this campaigns more than other issues. One funny thing is Mzee Moi was in power for 24 year but when time came to remove KANU his party from power, the main issue was to get KANU out and not his tribe the Kalenjin. From the information that has been circulated, I can say this government went overboard to give top public jobs to people from Mt. Kenya region mainly Kikuyus. After only 5 years people are fed up and I shudder when I imagine how it can be in another 5 years.

Equity bank owned by people from Mt. Kenya with most employees from the same region. People say you cannot get a loan easily if you are from other regions. So the people of one region benefit from resources that can help improve people lives.

Road to Western Kenya are terrible from Nakuru, they will say it is the Hon Raila who is to blame and we know he was sacked. So why didn’t the person who succeed him do the roads. During Moi error the road where ok because he would go to Rift Valley by road, but now government official fly so they don’t know how people from Western are suffering because of the poor roads.

Many Kenyans are suffering because of resources are not distributed equally and when some leaders want to change the situation they are branded a tribalist.

So you can judge who the real tribalists are.

May God help Kenya!

Anonymous said...

@Sue. I have read your stuff over at that ODM blog kumekucha and I think you are the greatest tribalist I have ever come across.Now why bring in Equity bank into this? Does Kibaki employ people in Equity? Equity employs locals wherever it opens branches. I am sure Kisumu branch is full of jangos and it would be stupid to open a branch in Eldoret and not disburse loans ati cause the locals are not kyuks. Think before you talk you bigot!

msema kweli said...

raila blowed the whisle on the arthur brothers scandal and joho was linked to the arthurs and the malindi drugs scandal and yet raila gave joho a direct odm nomination for the kisauni so wats the real picture here plz help me to understand who is raila