JALANG’O PENS OPEN LETTER TO RAILA ODINGA
Election violence in Kenya seems to have become the norm. It is increasingly looking like Kenya is the only country whereby every election sees its citizens cowering in fear at home hoping the loosers followers do not comes knocking with panga’s and a box of matches.
The presidential election of 8th August 2017 is no exception. with the announcement of President Uhuru Kenyatta as winner thus retaining his seat violence has once again broken out in parts of Kisumu, Mathere and Kibera.
Comedian Jalang’o whom many youths see as an opinion leader and role model has decided to take matters into his own hands and attempt to quell the violence by penning an open letter to the leader of the Opposition Raila Odinga – Read below after the picture.
Dear Raila Baba!
My love for you is immeasurable and I have never hidden it even when I am supposed to and this will not change ,I will always love you. You are the only leader who I know who goes to any part of this country and gets welcomed without a second thought. You are King! You are an Enigma! More than 6million wanted you to be their president! You cant be ignored! I’ll talk about my love for you in another letter someday but today I want your attention! Just one word from you will stop what is happening at Home! People are dying, property is being destroyed and I hear women are being raped! Looters and thugs are taking advantage of the situation! Police are all over! Economy back home is at a standstill! Baba you must speak! This script is a dejavu and you know It! Stolen victory or not this thing is done and dusted! Uhuru is President! The only hope you have is the courts and with all the evidence I know you can put a strong case if it’s a path you want to take! For now you must speak and tell your army to retreat we can’t loose twice! Let us win in one, not the battles but in peace! The bloodshed is too much, the cries are too loud and the gun shots are not about to stop! All this can stop! Just say a word! Most people will tell me that I don’t know what am talking about! I feel them, I feel you..i know your pain but as you said at the debate elections come and go! Let them go and lets build our country together! Sadly everyone is getting back to work as home burns! It’s gonna take us another 1 year to recover again! You can imagine the loss! We can’t be making 10 steps ahead then 20 back! Baba speak!