The majority celebrated; it’s the minority whose bitterness needs assuaging
READING MUTHONI Wanyeki’s article (“Why dialogue with monologue of power,” November 25-December 1), I was struck by two issues.
One, she asserts that with the dismissal of all presidential petitions, “a minority celebrated.” That is inaccurate because most Kenyans who opted to go to the ballot voted for Uhuru Kenyatta in August and in October. Surely it’s that majority that celebrated.
Two, my understanding of dialogue would be, one, healing and two how to improve the electoral process. In healing, those who supported the losing candidates should accept that in a contest such as an election, there will be losers.
Like Ms Wanyeki, I would not support dialogue that seeks political accommodation. There is no reason why the loser would need political accommodation, because they have political accommodation, as the official opposition. There is no justifiable reason to find Raila Odinga a role when he has one cut out for him.
Finally, Ms Wanyeki talks of “assuaging the majority’s bitterness”. Again, the majority are not bitter. It’s the minority that are bitter.
Supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta when he was sworn in on November 28.