In Summary
  • I beg you to continue using peaceful, legal and constitutional means to acquire the presidency. 

  • Brother Raila, I agree with your hesitancy to be sworn in as president.

  • Only the situation of one president, however flawed, will deliver the stability and reforms that Kenya wants through a national dialogue.

This is an open letter to Nasa leader Raila Odinga.

For many years, we have shared a common vision of change and democracy that we struggled for, under the conviction that without change, our country would stagnate and die.

Of course, as we struggled for change, others struggled for the status quo and even dictatorship.

We have been struggling for electoral power with which to actualise our vision and convictions.

Unfortunately, our struggles have been only partially successful. Our losses notwithstanding, we all continue to struggle for change that will eventually deliver desired and necessary reforms.

In pursuance of that change and further reforms, you want to be sworn in as the fifth President of Kenya on December 12, though President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in on November 28.

TWO PRESIDENTS

If you are sworn in, our dear land will have two presidents, two governments and will be in a state of war.

Kenya will be in a state of war because no country can have two armies and have peace and no country can have two presidents and not be at war.

And while your presidency will not have the legal power of the Uhuru presidency, it will be a shadow presidency that can still scare.

I beg you to continue using peaceful, legal and constitutional means to acquire the presidency. 

After South Sudan became independent after a protracted war with the north, it formed a government of two armies, one commanded by President Salva Kiir and the other by Vice-President Riek Machar, a perfect recipe for the disaster and civil war raging now.

Brother Raila, I agree with your hesitancy to be sworn in as president, which you expressed at the Nasa meeting in Maanzoni, Machakos County.

But I know some people called you a coward and urged you to agree to be sworn in. But I know you have never been cowardly.

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