Monday, January 14, 2008

The kiss of death, how Kenya could spoil it for Obama

If you are, as I suppose is likely, Kenyan, the content of this article may be a little bewildering. So let's start by saying that what passes for good and even holy in Kenya, is in most other places unpalatable.

The topmost class of Kenyan politics is mostly peopled by persons with truly dirty histories. Many of them have hands sullied to the elbows in the filth of corruption, constituting as they do a billionaire elect that has made millions in corrupt gains off of what passes for public service within our borders. Of this same political class are several politicians, many of whose political fortunes are in no small way built on the most tyrannical and divisive politics, promoting hatred, violence, exclusion and ethnic division.

Read more from Khadija Mohammed here.