A chance remark catches my eye.

On what the Kenyan media term a “miracle” deal on the draft constitution, Charity Ngilu comments, “If we failed, the people would take over like they did in early 2008.”

She is right, the government “failed” in 2008. But, it seems, the government also “failed” to “control” the people. It failed to “rule” the people; it failed to maintain power “over” the people.

Arguably, we need look no further to understand what might be at stake in the constitution-making process. And this, as always, worries me.

One thought on “Telling?

  1. I tell you that sometimes I wish we had no government at all. Lets go back to the Neanderthal times. They time and time fail us and yet we keep putting them back! Aaaaa!

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