I still don’t understand why William Ruto started the politics of Uhuru and the state wanting to kill his kids but this thing is getting way out of hand and should be dealt with before the country ends in total chaos.
Today the biggest politics in Kenya for some leaders is how many people President Uhuru is planning to kill. Ruto’s convicted criminal DP, Rigathi Gachagua, was in Nyeri telling his small crowd that Uhuru is just about to kill him and kill Moses Kuria.
Just total rubbish from desperate losing politicians, but the issue is how did the country end up in this terrible mindset where some politicians are only talking about who is going to kill who when we have a week to the elections? Yes, Ruto started it but the country needs to put a lid on this nonsense before it swallows the whole country.
Luckily Azimio leaders have not jumped into the killerthon politics to tell us who Ruto will kill should he become the president. They are just selling their agenda. Please keep it that way for the sake of our country.
Right now we have reports of leaflets being distributed in certain parts of the country warning Kenyans to vote a certain way or else. That never ends well. The country knows that. The next thing we are going to see is mass migration of Kenyans from areas where they don’t feel safe.
Politicians instigating all these may think it is a strategy for them to win. Nobody wins anything under these circumstances and the country loses everything in an atmosphere like this.
Once you create panic and fear that people’s kids are going to be killed and leaflets start coming out we don’t know from who, you have built a siege mentality which leads to everybody getting ready for a show down and it just takes one little click and you have created a war zone.
Kenyans are peace-loving everybody knows that but once people feel threatened they are going to react in presumed self-defense and cause a lot of damage to others. That is exactly how the 2007/8 PEV started and then went out of control. Nobody was preparing for war but once it started they were in it for their own survival and at that point, nobody could control it.
We need mature leaders in Kenya to put an end to this killing talk hysteria right now. Martha Karua started to move the country in that direction today and we need to hear these from everybody including William Ruto who should come out and openly tell Kenyans that nobody is threatening to kill his kids so politicians can lower the political temperature immediately.
“You have been insulting your boss for so long while still in government, attending cabinet meetings, receiving dignitaries at the airport, but want to make Kenyans believe you are not safe? Who then is safe?” posed Karua.
“Stop spreading lies because of politics!”
She called on the country’s second-in-command to use some of the security officers provided to him by the State to protect those close to him and if need be, file formal complaints with the government instead of causing ‘panic’ over unsubstantiated claims.
“The current Deputy President has a very heavy security detail, and I urge the DP if he is wary of any of his family member’s security to use his security officers to protect them, or ask for more. But stop putting the whole country into a state of panic over allegations that your life is in danger,” Karua told DP Ruto.
At the same time, Karua drummed up support for his coalition leader Raila Odinga’s presidential bid ahead of next week’s polls, saying that their government will treat everyone fairly regardless of political persuasion.
“In Azimio we seek to bring every Kenyan together, serve everyone and ensure justice is served equally regardless of their political leaning,” noted Ms. Karua.
“Our competitors are just our brothers and sisters and when we win, because that is highly likely, we will treat them just like all Kenyans.”
She further urged political leaders to be mindful of their utterances as the country prepares to head into the ballot on Tuesday, August 9, to avoid causing tension and chaos through inciteful remarks.
“As leaders we must observe diligence and ensure our words are not misleading or inciteful,” said Karua
The real issue here is that Kenyans are preparing for elections, not killings and every political leader from both sides have to make that clear so that peace prevails as Kenyans go to the polls next Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Losing an election does not mean death even if it may mean going to Kamiti for your crimes and that is up to the courts and the president doesn’t run the courts. Calm down, folks.
Adongo Ogony is a Human Rights Activist and a Writer who lives in Toronto, Canada