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  •  You are willing to turn a blind eye to Raila's (0+ / 0-)

    hate speech because many Kenyans have decided that the end justifies the means - the end being somehow taking power & wealth that so many people misconceive Kikuyus to hold. a) Kikuyus aren't all rich contrary to popular misconceptions, and b) Moi actually ruled for 24 years, longer than any other Kenyan President, and he was responsible for a whole-scale trashing of any semblance of independent institutions and also did his utmost to re-distribute power and wealth from Kikuyus... Somehow all of these resentful groups ignore the fact that the so called Lord Delamere owns half of Rift Valley and all those Zimbabwean and South African whites who came to Kenya and bought land, and yet, they just wanna attack Kikuyus in some sort of blind blood thirst that is based less on facts and more on the hatred stoked by politicians like Raila and Moi before him!

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    by karanja on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 04:27:24 PM PDT

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      for the most part are not adopting the tribal position that my fellow kenyan continues to adopt:woe to the Kikuyu who are set upon by an unknowing international media and actors with agendas.

      They for the most part review these matters purely on the evidence presented.Mr.Karanja would be more believable if he acknowledged that he doesn't know who won the 2007 elections but the resultant violence wasn't formented by Raila alone.

      Many Kikuyu elite around the Kibaki regime set out to steal that election and they suceeded. They were prepared to use violence to keep power including arranging a hasty inauguration to install their man. The violence that came about was because many kenyans  felt Raila won fair and square .To blame Raila because his supporters rioted is a stretch.Did Raila pay people to riot like is alleged against UK/Ruto? Did he finance Mungiki death squads to retaliate? Did he send AP prior to the election to Kisumu to shoot the innocent who were expected to be upset that the election was stolen ?

      You can try to change the narrative but only the ICC can determine who did what and why so many fellow citizens had to die just for exercising their rights.Even by your own admission Ruto is guilty of inciting Kalenjins to attack Kikuyus in the Rift Valley. How can he then be V.P?

      Its an old trick to blame Westerners whenever things go wrong and to claim the CIA is choosing sides but UK/Ruto will get their day in court as the law requires.

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      by blacklib on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 11:57:29 AM PDT

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