Sunday, March 29, 2009


Saturdays usually include a noisy afternoon in my living room, am either rolling on the floor with my daughter or like this particular saturday having a laugh with some friends.

So when we hear an altar call on TV, with Raila Odinga repeating the famous “ Namkubali Yesu kama Mwokozi wa maisha yangu”, the silence in the room was deafening, we all looked at each other trying to understand if we heard it right. The Right Hon. prime Minister was at a Crusade in Nakuru, “getting saved”

Raila Odinga is beyond Redemption.

In my eyes and those of the Kenyan people, our political class have reached a level where whatever they say or do is as good as a breeze that swiftly passes by, forgotten the next minute. One look at what our country is today and I feel sorry for the hundreds of Kenyan’s who were screaming Amen to the Prime Ministers new religious status.

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” Let’s wait and say Amen when Character finally beats excitement.

I am unapologetic for my crassness, it did not take long for me to realize that my vote is a frayed old lay, where our politicians came and took advantage of it, as promise after promise, my hope was built into a fat prize cow.

Talk is cheap. It is Mr. Odinga’s public show of conviction, his hands raised and (mock) remorse that gets to me, you see, salvation is a relationship with God, one that is so intense that your words and deeds ooze the tranquility and hope that God represents. I hope to God I am wrong in my thoughts about this, but I would like to see Mr. Odinga walking in the footsteps of Jesus.

Raila Odinga is beyond Redemption.

But I am not God, so perhaps Mr.Odinga has a chance for the train to heaven.

I don’t have the opportunity to be the devils advocate everyday, but now that our Prime Minister Claims salvation, will he be the voice of Truth? Will he be the one man who will pass a motion for MP’s salaries to be reduced to 500,000 shillings? Will he put every man accountable for their ministry with strict accountability measures? Will he steer this country to work as a corporate entity that needs to see a better bottom-line? Will he multiply the loaves and fishes so that Kenyan’s who put them into power will be strong enough to queue at the next election?

We are a religious, forgiving & forgetting nation. This is our loss and as well as our triumph. But I refuse vote for a man who does not walk the talk, it does not matter if the man who prayed for him is a prophet of God, I have 2 years to make my judgment.

This is not a tough call; it is a call for responsibility, something that comes naturally when you have the backing of an Almighty God.

Mr. Odinga has taken on the road to Mamlaka, and I want to hold him accountable. Sooner or later, we will all know whether or not the Right Hon is beyond Redemption.


  1. God's grace is infinite, so no one is beyond redemption. That having been said however, the man is a true politician. Telling us what we need to hear for the time being and the sheep that we Kenyans are applaud with all our might.

    I like your definition of what character is and I agree with you.

    I also agree that our weaknesses as Kenyans have been our capacity to forgive and so hastily forget the sins of our politician. But religiousness can never be a weakness. To the contrary, iI consider it a strength.

  2. Huh! I guess time will tell.


  3. Been listeneing to the dabates as former Mungiki chief "got saved' and the infamous Mrs Chinedu did as well...much as religion is a strength, and God's love is infitinte, it is the public show of "giving up to God" that makes me cringe. If indeed it is a personal relationship with God,then let it be..why call a news crew to show it on TV?

    I pray that God grants them guidance, but the public show is nothing short of pretence.