‘If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.’ – Ernesto Che Guevara
Like many Kenyans, I have many thoughts about your proposed national resistance movement.
For starters, does this mean that you, comrade Raila, are now free to repeatedly and consistently share the honest political history of Kenya as a nation, the betrayal at independence by homeguards, the same homeguard families ruling us today?
Can this movement be deliberate in articulating that this is not a fight against millions of impoverished Kikuyus living in poverty, but a few billionaire Kikuyu families led by the Kenyatta family?
Will you accept mistakes of the past, opposition political organizing that has been more about who becomes president. Rectifying that so that it’s about liberating political conscientization of the masses, through round the year grassroots political classes?
How can NASA parliamentarians, these supposed representatives of the people, uniquely positioned in the structures of your movement, collaborate with other movements that exist?
This same parliament that some members of your new resistance movement are now members of, does not meet the 2/3 gender rule.
Their pledge of loyalty to your proposed movement and to the Kenyan people then, should be to seek the disbandment of parliament on this basis, that it does not meet the 2/3 gender rule, to build on ‘existing’ work of those organizing around this fundamental issue, such as the #WeAre52pc movement.
If you wish to build your proposed movement beyond tribal politics, build an honest alliance with the people, then you must be willing to stand in solidarity with Kenyans in their different struggles.
For example nurses have been on strike for months, you have not had a single press conference or rally in support of their struggle or the plea of impoverished Kenyans of all tribes suffering for lack of nurses. Reach out to them, rally your supporters and governors in support of them.
The state through a murderous police force has been carrying out systematic extra judicial killings of the poor living in slums since independence. The political violence in 2017 perpetrated by police against impoverished Luos is but an extension of historical and current economic and social state violence against the poor living in slums, everyday, irrespective of tribe.
Your proposed movement must, as your highest priority, organize around extra judicial killings, the sanctity of life and the right to life of all Kenyans. Again in collaboration with ‘existing’ movements.
Your proposed movement must also be clear on it’s stand on constitutionalism and the rule of law.
Publicize a draft of what your proposed return to the 2010 constitution will exactly read on the following; The law on recall of MPs, Chapter 6, public order number 56 on article 37, including full implementation of the 2/3 gender rule.
A violent revolution mean the vulnerable poor, women and children suffer the worst. What is the stand of your proposed movement in regard to use of violence against an enemy with a monopoly of violence?
If your movement works to facilitate, aid and participate in the pursuit of freedom and justice for all our people, if your pursuit is based on love and care for all irrespective of all our differences, be it tribe, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, social or economic status etc. Then you are a comrade of mine, I am an impoverished Kikuyu and I endorse your proposed national resistance movement.