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

.

but

what then happens

to the government working for them?

 

 

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sins of the father

Sins of the father

Smoothed and smothered

By, “brother, brother”

 

Oh

Liar, liar

Then fools die!

 

Tractors

Imported

Ploughed

Into the land

 

45 minute investigations

Concluded

‘Perpetrator is known’

 

Solution woes

Burn effigies

Ban rallies so

 

Team victim,

Who pulls your strings?

Who pulls his strings?

 

It is not politics

Not ethnicity

It is not truth

Nor reconciliation.

Economics

It is.

 

Amanpour,

Food is the poor!