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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Mystery Behind Raila’s Sudden Popularity

Our past affects us in a very big way. What your father, grandfather and great grandfather (whom you never met) did, affects you directly today and will affect your children too. The good book talks about a curse being visited unto a third and fourth generation. Many of us see familiar bad habits in our children which we have been struggling with ourselves for years and wonder how they picked them up.

By extension your community’s past cannot be ignored either. No matter how well educated and sophisticated you become, your roots will always shape you and who you become.

For example the Akamba people from where my father originates suffer from a very strong spirit of mockery. That is why despite their resources and so many things they have going for them, it is always the Kamba being mocked for eating dead dogs and starvation is rampant despite their best efforts in their shambas (but that is a story for another day).

Let me tell you a very simple true story to illustrate my point here.

There was this guy I was told about once who used to work for a certain government department. He was a very qualified chap but a bizarre trend had emerged in his life. He would go for a job interview and emerge the top candidate and would verbally be informed to report to work the next day. However the minute he turned up complications would start developing. He would be told to wait and one thing led to another and he would never actually take up his appointment. After he had been rejected for reasons that were never clear, somebody else would take up the appointment. This happened several times.

Then every woman he fell in love with would end up abandoning him. Many times it happened in a very hurtful way where once or twice his wife then, would end up in bed with one of his best friends and that is how the marriage would end.

It was clear that there was a certain powerful jinx over this guy’s life but nobody seemed to know what it was or where it had come from.

To cut a long story short the man is a classic example of a person suffering from rejection. You may already know of people who suffer from rejection. Maybe somebody in the office that people just don’t like for no particular good reason. Or it could be you. Maybe you have been wondering why you cannot seem to get a life partner.

Now I need to dive a little deeper so that you understand this more clearly. It is very important that you understand this basic fact so that my point about the forthcoming presidential elections is clear in your mind.

There are many ways in which rejection enters a person’s life. For example many people who suffer rejection are first-borns in their family. Their mother got pregnant with them when the status with the father-to-be was still not clear. Meaning that the mother was angry, frightened and confused when she discovered she was pregnant. She may even have attempted to carry out an abortion. When that child is born he will be carrying rejection planted in them by their mother through thoughts utterances and emotions expressed when they were still in the womb. This will affect him/her for the rest of their life unless they come to the knowledge of what has happened and do something about it or by some miracle of divine intervention the manufacturer himself (God) rescues them from it.

So what was affecting this very frustrated man over 40 years after he was born could have been “planted” before he was even born.

Rejection is the most devastating thing anybody can suffer and often leads to suicide. Women carrying rejection will sometimes get engaged to be married and then at the 11th hour the man will break the engagement without a valid explanation. Other times despite their beauty, they will be completely unable to attract a spouse. In some cases such women will indulge heavily in sex and take refuge in being needed and wanted during sex with men, but it always ends up in terrible disaster because the men they have sex with will always use them and dump them and no matter how good they are none will ever marry them.

My sincere apologies because this post is not about marriage and relationships so let’s get back on topic.

Let me conclude this post by saying that there are a number of other characteristics that commonly accompany rejection. They are bitterness, self-pity and sometimes jealousy and envy even for each other. There are also a number of defensive mechanisms people suffering from rejection usually employ. Sometimes they will seem to be very proud and conceited, other times they will end up being very violent people in society. Just take a close look at African-Americans and you will begin to understand what I am saying here. These Black Americans carry rejection which dates back to the days of slavery.

The other point I want to emphasize is that when a person suffers rejection the people to blame are not those rejecting them and doing bad things to them. Rather the problem is within them.

I talk about rejection here because my dear brothers the Luo community suffer from it. My research of many weeks has been to try and find out where it came from in the first place, which I talk about in my next post.

But for now let me conclude by saying this is the reason behind the statements we were hearing about early this year about certain characters being “Unelectable.” The good news for Raila supporters is that something that I do not quite understand yet has happened to this candidate who most people (including this blogger) used to believe was unelectable. I suspect it may be divine intervention but I cannot say for sure until after December 27th.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

wHAT A BORING..........you must be at your first stages of developing writing techniques..........you took all the paragraghs talking about some nonsense about rejection, not at all refering to what the headline of your piece is about only to talk about in the last paragraph....if you were trying your luck at creating suspense....you failed miserably......sorry

macs34 said...

i wouldnt have put it better!

sometimes i read posts here and i wonder what the heck is someone yap yapping about only to end up with less than 100 words of what he/she wanted to say.. case in hand is this one!

It even sounds like the rejection this person is talking about happened to non other than the author!!!

Let us hit the nail on its head. Because Some of us have no time to read a bible here! Shorten your story and let us enjoy it too.

sorry but i had to write this novel

Mwenda said...

The writer definately has a hidden agenda and we all know where he is heading. Fortunately, you are dealing with mature human beings who know that Kenyans today don't care if one is Luo, Kamba, Masaai or other tribe. The current political elite would like us to believe otherwise so they can maintain the status quo. Kenyans will prove them wrong. December 27th is not too far away.

Anonymous said...

For my fellow Kenyans desiring change in governance, something is amiss. Someone is blocking some of the e-mails going to Jaluo dot COM.

Something is telling me that the nullification of voting results like the one which happened when Hamas came to power in Palestinian territories may take place in Kenya if Kibaki loses the elections! This is because the West are heavily invested in Kibaki and do not trust anybody else coming to power.

There is too much wealth in the hands of foreign interests. They do not want changes in the Kenya's status quo. Kibaki's choke hold on Kenyans can be overcome by votes. However, the foreign grip on resources, with the help of the corrupt Kenya's elites, may prove an uphill battle for the unsophisticated Kenyan voters. If Odinga loses the election, it will not be because Kibaki defeats him. It will be because the foreign stake holders do not mind telling the rest of poor Kenyan citizens to get lost. To these folks, voters are expendable!!!!!

Ego Trip said...

What a load of crap!You should have stopped wasting time and blog space and posted a single sentence, "I am a tribalist". Get your facts right and stop using analogies that are way out of the mark.

Anonymous said...

Yak! should we then conclude of your utter incoherent article is linked to your ethnic background as you yourself explained it at the first paragraphs...? Suffice to say Kalonzo stuck with Tinga with similar narrow perception..

Anonymous said...

This si such typical Kenyan writing. Like if u read things in the paper lets say the topic is on "Why Kibaki will darw with Raila".

Out of 20 paragraphs the writer will be talking about Machavelli(who the hell was he and why do they keep mentioning him as if readers care - just trying to show of)and and two paragraphs dedicated to the topic.

This rubbish must stop.I dont know who told Kenyans this style of writing is wonderful and that people actually enjoy reading this nonsense. Standard newspapers kwanza is notorious for this.No wonder sales drop all the time. It has become a rag tabloid.
Author here, please stick to your topic. No one cares about little stories from the village etc.

Phenom said...

Let me edit this wordy passage for this so called author. My friend your point has been greatly diluted when you included some issues that are irrelevant. I ried to edit it but it does not make sence, the author seems as if s/he is not smart but thinks s/he is. Avery hard character to deal with. Anyway, this is what you could have put down:

I talk about rejection here because my dear brothers the Luo community suffer from it. My research of many weeks has been to try and find out where it came from in the first place, which I talk about in my next post.

But for now let me conclude by saying this is the reason behind the statements we were hearing about early this year about certain characters being “Unelectable.” The good news for Raila supporters is that something that I do not quite understand yet has happened to this candidate who most people (including this blogger) used to believe was unelectable. I suspect it may be divine intervention but I cannot say for sure until after December 27th.

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