Ugandan politicians should re-assure YKM the way Mr Kibaki assured Mr Moi that his wealth and family would be safe. The assurance should only apply to YKM and his family and not supper croooks who have cleaned the country.
Today something funny is going on in Kenya about Mau forest. Mau has became Mr Raila Odinga’s waterloo. They have evicted the poor people and now the govt is talking about paying billions to the big shots in Moi’s regime including Mr Moi himself. Mr Moi retired, but his wealthy has never been touched. Actually today Mr Moi can seek Presidnet Kibaki any time to talk about Kalenjin stuff. It was Mr Moi who picked the names of Kalenjin people he wanted appointed as Permanent secretaries and the govt did. It is believed he also put in a word for the new army commander who is a kalenjin-replaced a kikuyu.
Even the British who make so much noise about corruption in Africa allowed Mr Moi to sell his 5% stake-Mobitela-in Vodaphone/Safaricom and he is reported to have made between 3 and 5 billion Kshs.
What is the point? The opposition in Uganda should not threaten YKM and his family just like that. They should re-assure them that they will be able to enjoy their wealthy as long as they pay taxes. They may even pay back taxes as Mr Moi’s people had to do in Kenya.
But the Kenyan folks went way back and had gone through ups and downs together and knew the sacrifices they had to make and trusted each other.
That is also why Mau has been turned into a Waterloo for Raila, the establishment do not trust him and Mr Raila played into their hands and with it lost the Kalenjin vote. The man to watch now is VP Musyoka because he is non-threatening to the status quo.
I keep saying we need a Kibaki like figure in the opposition in Uganda, not neccesarily in age, but demenour.
It may offend many in UAH but the best way is to re-assure YKM and his family and not threaten them. And of course the oil owners now because they too matter.
UAH forumist in USA