Bill Gates, until recently the richest man in the world and founder of Microsoft, once said that the reason why he did the sort of thing that if he were a Kenyan would have resulted in a curse from the clan (that is dropping out of Harvard) was because he saw a window of opportunity. And he took it.
Obviously windows of opportunity do not remain open indefinitely and had Mr Gates waited, Microsoft and his fortunes would never have been.
This is the reason why I have made an impassioned plea to our brothers who would rather wait for 2012 to get involved in any initiative to bring about change in Kenya. We have a unique window of opportunity now that has been created by the hopelessness amongst the ordinary Kenyans on the ground who are ripe to do anything, including putting down their tribal hats, to bring about peaceful change in our beloved country.
I hereby reproduce my arguments below;
My dear brothers,
I urge you to resist this talk of 2012. Here is a balance sheet of reasons why;
What we have to lose
- The worst that can happen is that we will make a total fool of ourselves. That is what young Kenyans fear the most. But what does a person lose in the process of losing face? Really think about it. Abraham Lincoln lost face numerous times be4 he became president. Kibaki lost face twice b4 he became president. My friends, this is the biggest obstacle young Kenyans have and nobody ever succeeded on a clean slate, it doesn’t happen even in the movies.
- It is risky, yes. Waking up every morning and leaving your front door is risky. So why not stick indoors and sleep the whole day?
What we have to gain
a) In the process of losing the presidency we could win many parliamentary seats
b) We could plant the seeds of victory in 2012. If we postpone to 2012, we postpone planting the seeds and hopefully we will make it in 2017… if there is a country left.
c) There is a good chance of winning. Why? Because Kenyans are already fed up and are just looking for the person to rally behind.
d) There are many ways to skin a cat. Going round the whole country introducing a presidential candidate is one way. There are dozens of others. To give you one example, there are those who believe that the legitimate winner of the 2002 elections was Kenneth Matiba. Do some research and see if the sick man held any rallies anywhere in the country. By the way he defeated Kibaki who used the strategy you suggest. WAKE UP FOLKS. Please, your country depends on it. Please think out of the box.
e) In case you don’t know we are in a very desperate situation in Kenya today. There are certain things that if they are not addressed will mean that our country will not be able to hold together much longer. We can’t just sit and start “dreaming” about 2012. We need to do something and we need to do it NOW.
f) I am not at liberty to tell-all because our enemies are also reading this. But we have a choice of candidates who are already known to Kenyans and using media skills and sound strategy can be on the lips of all Kenyans tomorrow morning. Don’t forget that Kenyans are looking for a Moses and when they recognize him, everything else will fall into place faster than you can say "2012."
g) For the umpteenth time, nobody climbed the ladder of victory with cold feet based on the possibility of losing face just because they lost. So what!!
h) Finally I will tell you all what I told Senator Barrack Obama last year when he was still saying that his standing for president was "out of question." I simply quoted from the good book.
I have seen something else under the sun:
The race is not to the swift
or the battle to the strong,
nor does food come to the wise
or wealth to the brilliant
or favor to the learned;
but time and chance happen to them all.
P.S. There is no problem if the neighbor’s dog wants to stand for president. So what! Does it take any Ugali from my plate? Please read yesterday’s article. KENYA IS NOT A KINGDOM. ANYBODY CAN BE PREZO or stand for president. Anybody!!! Who was Kenyatta before he was president? A nobody, he didn’t even know who his parents were (you know what such people are called in society?).And before he was prezo he lost face. He was photographed in newspapers around the world in handcuffs, a common criminal. Some of you guys probably think Kenyatta was jailed for being a freedom fighter—there is no such offence.
For the love of the motherland,
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