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Secession might not help MRC

01 October 2012, 12:23 Alfred Onyango

Five decades Kenyans were celebrating a new dawn as the colonial as the colonial darkness vanished away. There was a lot of expectation from the new regime which took over from the the British Government.

The regime under the late Hon. Jomo Kenyata promised to fight poverty, improve medical services and ensure everyone get access to education. This promises were never met but instead those who took the leadership position got an opportunity to amass colossal wealth at the expense of the people.

Those who were opposed to such were exterminated immediately. The likes of Tom Mboya, JM Kariuki, Gama Pinto amongst paid the price for defending the public interest. Pio Gama Pinto who once said " If when we get independence we will have black Lord Delameres instead of white Lord Delameres then we shall have achieved very little" was never to live long after the Independence he strongly fought for. He was vocal and when the selfish political elites could not bear him anymore he was assassinated in 1965.

As MRC calls for secession they have to know that even if they they are allowed to do it is not the solution of their grievances. I am sure that among those calling for secession there are a number who have their own selfish interest at heart and not that of the coastal people as they claim. They are wolves in ship skin who are waiting for opportunity so as to turn against the flock as was in the case Kenya  at independence.

The MRC and coastal people at large should rather use their votes as their arsenal and chose leaders with peoples' interest  at heart and the tables will turned. Absconding election will not help as the status quo will still remain. Now that we have devolved government we expect alot.

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