“BLOGGING/ONLINE CAMPAIGN FOR THE OPPOSITION IN KENYA IS A BOLD SELFLESS & RISKY VENTURE THAT REQUIRES A HEART OF A LION & A SOUL OF STEEL!
The Pro-opposition online Campaign is never any easy task as many people may think,, it is a risky venture and pursuit that involves oversight of the Government, exposing the failures, the rots and evils in the Government, fighting and protecting the rights of the citizens and the constitution and always raising questions and keeping the ‘serikali’ accountable for its actions and promises to the Nation and the People.
These selfless online soldiers and bloggers are always marked as ‘#EnemiesOfTheGovernment‘ for always putting the government on toes and in check with 5 fates awaiting them;
1.#Arrest (This is one of the major intimidating tactics used to scare them to keep of the Government’s neck and tail, it can be through threating SMS or calls to arrest or real arrests where you either tortured or charges fabricated against you).
2.#Torture (A certain Circle within the Government which percieves you as a threat to their thriving,sends a group of 3/5 hooligans who keep trail of you, they either beat you up and steal your phone,money and documents or take you in a secret location and thoroughly work on you.)
3.#Death (When the above 2 fail to keep you off the line and your threat levels keep on growing, you either disappear or silence forever)
4.#Luck (They lucky ones never face any of the above 3 in the quest, this is either because they were neither marked nor were considered a ‘real threat’ or they were just lucky. Lucky ones also get supports from parties and persons the blog for or support online which guarantee them protection)
5.#Poverty (Blogging or online Campaign with those who hide not their identities, makes them a target. No one willing to employ them and at times even the people, parties they blog for doesn’t care or pays less attention to them or even at times knows nothing about them. Their attempts to register and run businesses are always curtailed by the government if they are marked which makes a good number of them part of the people with low or little Economic power).
Most opposition bloggers are always in it not for money but because of the ideologies they believe in, and they believe they have a role to undertake in the quest keeping in mind that freedom is never fought for and brought home by everyone but afew bold selfless heroes and ‘she-roes’ who stand out from the rest and put their lives and everything in line for the sake of the whole community/Nation and for a future they know can only be attained through such sacrifices! Majority of them are in no one’s payslip yet they dedicate a portion of their shares daily on bundles because they understand the quest at hand and though unsang they give it all expecting nothing in return but Victory & Freedom for their people.
Many are times they are disrespected, dishonoured and their impacts ‘disvalued’ by both the internal and external environments but what keeps them going is always that glimpse of hope that until they do it their people will remain captives of Neocolonialists forever and the dreams of the founding fathers that keep haunting them day and night to ensure their sweats, blood and lives were never in vain! It takes more than just manhood and womanhood to be an everytime online opposition soldier/ blogger whose identities are not hidden in maiden names or fake photos on their social media accounts but their real ones!
ONE DAY THE NATION WILL HONOUR & SING THESE UNSANG HEROES & HEROINS
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!”