democratic monarchy republic

the construct called the republic of kenya espouses democracy. citizens get to choose between competing dynasties and wannabe nobility.

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that sense of belonging in policy arguments and the definition of politics in kenya to ethnic supremacy battles. the question of declaration of support to an English Premier League club. Our team beat your team. language you would imagine best suited to Roman Abrahamovic.. chelsea fc – MY team!  and with the betting craze they put their money where their hearts are.

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defend the kingship – (whose?) – our kin(g)ship.

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cut down a he-goat

stab it severely

burn it whole

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curse s.k . macharia.

curse his business

curse his generation

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for betraying his community

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maybe an equivalent of excommunication or exile from the tribe would make the curse more potent. and maybe another tribe would welcome him with song and dance and a he-goat slaughtering to bless out the curses uttered. i know a few communities whose collective average wealth would shoot up substantially.

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i wish david ndii, boniface mwangi, john githongo, maina kiai were billionaires… (don’t look a gift horse in the mouth) at least i don’t have to defend our kingship’s mishaps and missteps along with all my kin as vociferously as i otherwise would be forced to.

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the republic of kenya’s citizens are subjects that never learn their lessons.

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bless their ignorance

bless their poverty

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for we are together

defending the kin(g)ship

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vote for me

rutophobia

william ruto; raila odinga’s heir apparent.
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maybe the former might not yet know this … yet. well, but neither do i.
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rutophobia shall not have a destructive effect on its intended target’s tribesmates as has ‘government’ sponsored railaphobia. i guess. on account of the cultivation of alternatives to his (ruto’s) chieftainship. the astute politician that he is could have an inkling of this and pre-emptive strikes may have been instituted to ward off any pretenders to his chieftainship. the success of his shock and awe camapign i do not know.
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but i can listen to k’naan
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” Here’s the 5 steps
In hopes to explain it
One!
Its me and my nation against the world
Two!
Then me and my clan against the nation
Three!
Then me and my fam’ against the clan
Four!
Then me and my brother we no hesitation
Uh!
Go against the fam’ until they cave in
Five!
Now who’s left in this deadly equation?
That’s right, it’s me against my brother
Then we point a kalashnikov
And kill one another”
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raila’s people may welcome this with demonstrations in support of the ” spread the hate” ” spread the fear” assault. understandably its a temporary reprieve from the loneliness . a substitute whipping boy/tribe.
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on preemptive strikes: raila has been ruthless in silencing any ‘alternative voice’ not singing ‘baba… black sheep!!’. .. its a wonder how baba the black sheep morphed into ‘baba’s black sheep’. its even worse that baba’s tribemates became the black sheep.
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talking of sheep i get that john 1:29 …
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what was the sin?
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who sinned?….and against whom?
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http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/01/26/raila-phobia-used-to-get-jubilee-voter-numbers_c1492914

time

thinking..
about
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mortality;
and time.
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life says,
“make it!”
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(through)
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pleasure,
and pain.
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life says,
“make it –
rhyme !”
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pleasure ni;
ungekatsika,
“Jodo, nini hizi!! kilami!!”
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pain is:
life says, …
“make it . rhyme!”
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to
errikko,
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hapana, “kwaheri !!”
hapa ni,”Baadae.n !!”
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* salute

mortality

death
is only
the news…
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a blip
on my screen
……..an abuse
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so,
silence.
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don’t tell me,
just let me be.
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and i refuse ….
that’s my reality
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errikko,
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Baadae.

power & hunger.

charge:

rao is power hungry.

i say, rao is hungry.

stop.

hunger is power.

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why can’t he quit? he’s too old. why can’y he anoint someone a successor, he’s good at that – x tosha! he’s a good kingmaker but he’ll never be king. he’s lost so many presidential ‘contests’ – he’s a loser. frankly, i would vote for rao but these (—- ) are mad!

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am still on the ‘luo president’ note. he’s been told before not once not twice, behind closed doors. a luo is unelectable to the office of the presidency though his/her support is welcome. what then can be said to an ogiek lady of her prospects – does she even count .. does she warrant attention .. is she worthy of being considered even and be informed of her ineligibility or of her prospects? .. what of my arjuran clan relatives… does my nephew matter in the plan… could he make it into the question of being fit for such an office?

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this would all go away and the path would b cleared if the declaration would determine a qualifying statement,” there wil be presidents – but never a luo as president2. then i would rejoice for them… free, free… thank god .. free at last to be. .

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in this way rao’s pretence to the throne ‘the people’s president ‘ is not so grating .. provided he’s not the republic of kenya’s president’ hehe. nicely done. his claim ceases to be interpreted as the voice of the hungry – the poor – the underdog. rao is no peasant. granted. and for this ignominy he becomes ‘lord of poverty’. yah?

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hunger is power.

no, the hungry…

are powerful.

but.

its irony is

what propels this power

becomes their powerlessness.

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may be all this ire is pure envy – what’s with selfies in mud huts but only one smiling humble shining face?

may be its all genuine interest for the people  – come all ye who are hungry, taste and see that  i am good. i shall be your sponsor and you shall be my votes..

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to give a man fish

or

to teach a man to fish

that is the question…

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which by your estimation would invite the hungry??

let it be here known that the choice so made is

‘fair, independent and… development’

the people want

to work with the government

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but

what then happens

to the government working for them?