So, when you announced that you would be sworn in on December 12, you were only agreeing with people who had disagreed with you at Maanzoni.

But if you are sworn in by a convention of the people’s assemblies, though without the force of law and Constitution, Kenya will have two governments and two presidents, with one side armed and the other unarmed.

CONFRONTATION

You, other Kenyans and I should not allow this confrontation to happen in what might look like a trap. If we allow Kenya to slip into a war like it happened in Biafra and Rwanda, resulting in the deaths of millions of people, we shall bear joint and collective guilt of our collective conscience because we could have stopped this.

When we suffered detention and imprisonment for change, it was because there was no freedom to seek change.

Equally, people only go to war when they must. If reforms can be won without pain, blood and death, that is the way to go.

Some great people such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Mother Teresa offered great service to humanity without government and military might.

ONE PRESIDENT

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

But this will not be possible without you retreating from being unconstitutionally and illegally sworn in.

Because President Kenyatta has already been declared validly elected by the IEBC and sworn in by the Supreme Court, grudgingly, we must work for the reforms we want under him.

The President has invited you and other leaders to a national dialogue.

It would not be cowardice but courage were you to accept this invitation and champion dialogue for electoral and other reforms.

Before you take the grave matter of being sworn in, listen to as many voices as you can. It can help.

Mr Wamwere is a veteran politician. [email protected]

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