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The topic of an â€œapparentâ€ Kikuyu hegemony is a very controversial one. I have met several people who incessantly complain about it. However, I would like to hereby state that the main culprits who aspire to create and maintain such a hegemony are the elites among the Kikuyu community, and for your information, they also despise the poor Kikuyus.
Once, there was a certain wealthy Kikuyu who castigated me for wasting my time studying, exploring new frontiers and acquiring more knowledge. He stated that knowledge is not that important to us as a community, and that this can be seen by the way Kikuyus revere uneducated witty, corrupt and outright ruthless and wealthy individuals as their icons. I for one would send him, and am sure you can all name a few of such individuals. Thus, this aspect of Kikuyu hegemony does not apply to the entire community per se, but it is confined to the elites who are backed by masses of naive, ignorant, submissive, illiterate and semi-literate kikuyus.
In this closed group, any Kikuyu who speaks out against injustice (especially one that was perpetrated by one of their revered figures and icons), will be branded a traitor. So, there is nothing like "kikuyu hegemony" but there exists a nefarious plan to implement a KIKUYU ELITE HEGEMONY (a term I use to refer to a hegemony created by the elite members of the Kikuyu tribe over other people) over the entire Republic; and I for one am against it, and will never partake in such an unjust, unfair, discriminatory and biased quest.
By Antony Njoroge | ANTONY.NJOROGE777@GMAIL.COM
The corrupt Kenyan elite belong to all tribes. Kenyans are used as king makers, in which sometimes the draw swords to each other. The kondoo of shamba la wanyama will always be available to fight for these nguruwe's.
"The Kenyan government has said it could be losing nearly one-third of the national budget to corruption.
Finance ministry officials told a parliamentary committee the losses could be nearly $4bn (£2.5bn) a year.
They said individuals were taking huge sums meant for development projects.
Analysts say many Kenyans will be surprised not by the news of the losses, but by the fact the admission has come from such senior officials.
Taking 10% of an awarded tender or inflating project costs are said to be the commonest means of dipping into government coffers.
Corruption has been the Achilles heel of successive Kenyan regimes."
Learnd Fooli, I understand why you are so much carried out and bitter about this Kikuyu hegemony: it pains me too. Why? These Kikuyu hegemony, Jaluo hegemony, Baluhya hegemony, Kamba hegemony, Kisii hegemony, etc; only revolves around the same thieves, the same looters, the same grabbers, the same so so so, under the disguise of the poor Wanjikus, Otienos, Wepukhulus, Mutisos, Kilasamas, Bogonkos. Listen to them talking about "their tribes and regions" being sidelined, the "....Face of Kenya," "our time to eat," "We voted for them," we "campained for them," "We will not support them in 2017 election," and you wonder, who are those "WE." Who benefited during Kenyatta, Moi, Kibaki and Raila eras? Just look around Learned Fooli! Same people in the same circle. After their fathers died, look who is in charge! Uhuru, Mudavadi, Raila, Wamalwa, Jakoyo Midiyo, oooh ...yah! Their children or their relatives. The lives of Kibera residents, IDPs, the villagers....same while they live and drive gas-guzzling machines. Born in wealth, showered in wealth, lived in wealth...so what. They must ensure even their children and grandchildren maintain that life, now. When Kenyans were butchering themselves during 2007/2008, their families were vacationing in Mediterrenean Sea, Dubai, Miami...Italy. How they are able to intoxicate their voters with an Iam-thee-god doctrine, I can only the the word fools, but I remain a Kenyan, tribeless.
For how long will you shout corruption, Hegemony, Poverty, Suffering etc. and when the elections draw near, all of youy dance to the tune of those same people you are now despicing. All of you have always been giving very good talk years brfore elections, as though you mean good for Kenya, but during elections you all divide yourselves among those same people you are now denouncing. During elections you embrace, support and elect those same people you are now descrediting. Are you not fooling yourselves? Why don't you mean what you say and oust those you know have been messing Kenya come elections? Why do you act opposit of what you write and say in Public? Please stop pretending.
Balderdash .So you want Odinga's nefarious mission to crash the kikuyus/Merus to come to fruition?
Kikuyu hegemony or KENYAN ELITE HEGEMONY. I think is kenya elite hegemony, where they have created a pyramid to serve very few in society since independence.
Moi and Uhuru family are kikuyus, raila and kalonzo are kikuyus just a few examples,.. Do your research and you will find these top kenyans elite are business partners and best friends.. We see the differences during election as they try to muscle each other.
Poor kikuyus are suffering the same way as turkanas, giriamas and the rest of poor kenyans regardless of the tribe.
Top Kenyan elite which is composed mostly of lawmakers, politicians and businesspeople have too much influence in kenya, which transfers elitism to children and grandchildren, since money talks...
Think more of tribe of have and have not. Note am not blaming hard work to create wealth, but corrupt hegemony of kenyans elite.