Monday, December 17, 2007

You Missed This: Suspect Orbituary of the Living

You Missed This: Suspect Orbituary of the Living

Kumekucha (You Missed This) had an interesting article about the frothing at the mouths that is happening with all the politicos. Some people are going to be sorely let down come the 27th.

I see ways in which Kenya can benefit regardless of whether EMK or RAO wins on the 27th. My only prayer is that we have peaceful and "free & fair" elections. If there is rigging or a repeat of the nominations fiascoes then we all lose.

I often say things that make my acquaintances think that I am a professional fence sitter. For example, "If this is what happens to the Kenyan economy when a president sleeps, then we should have been so fortunate to have had them all sleep once they got elected." (which makes the PNU blowhards ecstatic) and "Electing Raila would be one of the best things for Kenya's politics because then for the first time there will truly be no such thing as a second class, unelectable Kenyan. It would be a great day for the Luo, Somali, Indian, KC, Rendille & Muslim Kenyan."

At this stage though I think I would rather been in the shoes of a PNU supporter. If Kibaki wins, then they will be genuinely elated, and if he loses, well they have been bracing themselves for that eventuality. There are benefits to rooting for an underdog.

However to be a ODM supporter if Raila loses will be sheer agony. Amid the claims of rigging there will be collective hand wringing (wrist slitting?) and general dejection.

-Silaha

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