Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The long awaited new Constitution for Kenya has just been published and we are going to study it critically and religiously before we vote. The irony is that even before some politicians read it they had already opened their mouths on how they will vote. The week has been a good one for me doing some research on the Secrets of Kapenguria Six and and how they plotted to kill Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first President during his detention.
It is a historical journey that explains the relationship between the detainees and how the Mau Mau prisoners treated Kenyatta who they felt was an outsider. And they managed to torture him and he in turn endeared himself to the whites which made him popular with the then Turkana DC LE Whitehouse.
One of his key tormentors remained Paul Ngei as shown in this article.
No wonder Kenyatta scattered the Mau Mau after he was elected president.

1 comment:

B. Bett said...

Looking (and reading as Kibaki preaches) at the new constitution makes me cold to the bone! I have a feeling we are recounting the same script that was played by the colonials but with a different cast made of neo-colonials of Kenyan origin.

I hope I live to see the day that Kenyan's will end all the useless squabbling and especially over a very important issue as a constitution and focus more on building a successful nation.