10 Reasons Why Rigathi Gachagua’s Sentiments On Raila Odinga Are Reckless And A Civil War Time Bomb

By Steve Biko Wafula / Published March 17, 2023 | 6:47 pm




KEY POINTS

As a leader with significant influence and support, Raila Odinga plays an important role in shaping the political landscape of Kenya. His political agenda and leadership have had a significant impact on the direction of the country's economic and social policies.


Rigathi Gachagua

KEY TAKEAWAYS


It is important for all political actors in Kenya to prioritize peaceful and constructive engagement and to work towards building a stable and democratic political system. Any violence or attempts to silence political opponents are not only morally wrong but also pose a serious threat to the stability and well-being of the country.


Raila Odinga is a prominent politician in Kenya and has been an influential figure in the country’s politics for several decades. He has served as a Member of Parliament, a Cabinet Minister, and the Prime Minister of Kenya. Odinga is also the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which is one of the major political parties in Kenya.

As a leader with significant influence and support, Raila Odinga plays an important role in shaping the political landscape of Kenya. His political agenda and leadership have had a significant impact on the direction of the country’s economic and social policies.

However, it is important to note that the assassination of any political leader in Kenya, including Raila Odinga, would have serious and far-reaching consequences for the country. Assassinations and political violence have historically been destabilizing forces in Kenya, and the loss of a prominent leader like Odinga could lead to significant political unrest and turmoil.

The statement made by the Deputy President of Kenya, Rigathi Gahagua, that his government will deal permanently with the Opposition Chief Raila Odinga is reckless and dangerous for several reasons.

  1. The statement is a direct threat to the life and safety of Raila Odinga. Political assassinations and violence have plagued Kenyan politics for many years, and statements like these only serve to inflame tensions and incite violence. The use of the word “permanently” implies a finality that is concerning, as it suggests that the government may take extreme measures to eliminate the Opposition chief. Such language has no place in political discourse, and it is unacceptable for any leader to make such statements.
  2. The statement is a threat to Kenya’s democratic process. Kenya has made significant strides toward democratic governance in recent years, and any action that undermines this progress is a threat to the country’s stability. Raila Odinga is the leader of the Opposition, and his role is crucial in ensuring that the government is held accountable for its actions. A threat against him is a threat against the democratic process, and it sends a dangerous message to other political leaders who may be critical of the government.
  3. The statement is a threat to Kenya’s unity and social cohesion. Kenya is a diverse country, and tribalism has been a significant challenge to the country’s stability. The Deputy President’s statement implies that the government may take action against Raila Odinga because of his tribal affiliations. This kind of tribal politics is dangerous and has the potential to ignite violence and create divisions within the country.
  4. The statement is a violation of the rule of law. In a democratic society, the rule of law must be upheld at all times. No individual, no matter how powerful, is above the law. Threatening to deal permanently with a political opponent is a violation of the rule of law and undermines the country’s justice system.
  5. The statement undermines Kenya’s international reputation. Kenya is a member of the international community, and it is essential to uphold international norms and standards. The Deputy President’s statement is a violation of international human rights standards and sends a message that Kenya is not a safe and stable country for political opponents.
  6. The statement creates an environment of fear and intimidation. Political opponents must be able to express their opinions and engage in political activities without fear of reprisals. The Deputy President’s statement creates an environment of fear and intimidation that is not conducive to political discourse and undermines the democratic process.
  7. The statement is a distraction from the real issues facing Kenya. Kenya faces many challenges, including poverty, corruption, and insecurity. The Deputy President’s statement distracts from these issues and focuses on political rhetoric that does not address the underlying problems facing the country.
  8. The statement undermines the role of the Opposition in Kenya’s democracy. The Opposition plays a crucial role in ensuring that the government is held accountable for its actions. Threatening to deal permanently with the leader of the Opposition sends a message that the government is not interested in engaging in dialogue and working towards a common goal.
  9. The statement creates an environment of mistrust and suspicion. Kenya’s democracy depends on trust and cooperation between different political actors. The Deputy President’s statement undermines this trust and creates an environment of suspicion that is not conducive to the democratic process.
  10. The statement is a violation of freedom of expression. Political opponents must be able to express their opinions without fear of reprisals. The Deputy President’s statement is a violation of this fundamental right and undermines the true essence of our Constitution, a Constitution he was elected to uphold.

It is important for all political actors in Kenya to prioritize peaceful and constructive engagement and to work towards building a stable and democratic political system. Any violence or attempts to silence political opponents are not only morally wrong but also pose a serious threat to the stability and well-being of the country.

May God be With Kenya.

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About Steve Biko Wafula

Steve Biko is the CEO OF Soko Directory and the founder of Hidalgo Group of Companies. Steve is currently developing his career in law, finance, entrepreneurship and digital consultancy; and has been implementing consultancy assignments for client organizations comprising of trainings besides capacity building in entrepreneurial matters.He can be reached on: +254 20 510 1124 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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