Seconds to disaster

Hey friends.

I think as at this moment, Kenya is seconds away from disaster, not legal but political and no one knows how it will end. I think it will end in disaster and we will be none the wiser.

There will be, like in war, no winners or losers but those who are left. Whoever they will be, they will be so divided they will not be able to recognize each other.

So we wait. The clock is ticking. 26th is the date.

The article below paints the picture in more words than I can generally muster.

Against second rate democracy in Kenya 


About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

39 thoughts on “Seconds to disaster

  1. What a horrid position to be in!!!

    I head off for my hip replacement on the 26th, so will be out of touch for a bit. Hopefully the hospital has wifi so I can catch up later.


  2. nannus says:

    I just hope this is not going to develop like 2007. 😦


    • makagutu says:

      It has potential of being worse.


      • nannus says:

        What is the deeper cause of the conflict. Is it single power hungry individuals, is it tribalistic ideology, scarcity of resources, old inherited conflicts…?


        • makagutu says:

          All those combined but mainly wounds inherited from the colonial days that haven’t been addressed. All successive governments have not sought to deal with the colonial history and their paymasters prefer it that way.
          America wants infrastructure projects so they are supporting the status quo. And we discovered oil.

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  3. shelldigger says:

    Damn Mak. I hope for you and yours, and your people, all gets resolved in some favorable fashion.

    I can’t tell from here how bad things are there, but my instinct is if it looks bad stock up on rice/beans/flour/ and water. Just in case. We usually have 2-3 weeks worth of dry goods on standby here just because. Should have more…

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    • makagutu says:

      The electoral body, the US, Eu and ruling party are committed to having any election, credibility can jump into the ocean. A big section of us want a credible, verifiable poll. That’s the state of affairs.
      I will do that on 25th. There are many days before that.


  4. john zande says:

    Hate to ask, but is the military brass neutral in all this?

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  5. It’s a sad state of affairs quite literally.

    – Esme sending her best from upon the Cloud

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  6. renudepride says:

    My Kenyan brother, I hope your sense of impending doom and gloom is unfounded. I cannot fathom how this situation resolves itself, but I trust that all the Kenyan people will make the better choice. Best wishes and naked hugs!

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  7. I hope for the best, and will be anxiously monitoring the news.


  8. You’d disappeared! I thought you’d been arrested, or got ill from your smoke signals machine!


  9. Peter says:

    Some years back there was a military coup in Fiji. Australia and New Zealand as the local influential countries sought to pressure the military regime to restore democracy. But what happened is that the Fiji military authorities responded negatively and snuggled up to China who is now dominating foreign influence in the country.

    China has no love for democracy.

    So I struggle at times to know how Western countries should react in these situations, sometimes they are dammed if they do and dammed if they don’t.

    I notice that a Kenyan election official has resigned fearing for her life. Looks like a difficult situation:


    • makagutu says:

      I understand you Peter. While China has no love for democracy, it makes no pretenses of advising the political players, at least not in the public view.
      The EU, the US have been giving us lectures while propping a despotic government. So if we must decline into an ungovernable state, those states will have played a big role in it.
      The situation was difficult from 1st September. It is now either worse or worst. It is slowly moving to beyond recovery


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