Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The fall of Kenya's Jebusites draws nigh.

"David and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, “You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off.” They thought, “David cannot get in here.” Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David." 2 Samuel 5: 6-7 says.

Jebus, which David later named Jerusalem, had been a thorn in the flesh
 of the Israelites. It was inhabited by the Jebusites whom not even the mighty warrior Joshua had managed to dislodge during the conquest of Canaan. They were used to repulsing any attempted invasion, and they were sure that David and his army would be no different. In fact, the Jebusites were so arrogant that they proposed to send 'the blind and the lame' to resist David. Little did they know that their day of reckoning had come.

Likewise, our political elite has gotten so used to deceiving the people every five years and maintaining their stranglehold on power, that they laugh off any challenge that comes from anyone other than one of their own. But in their arrogance, they ignore the places where they are badly exposed:

Verse 8 says, "On that day David had said, “Anyone who conquers the Jebusites will have to use the water shaft to reach those ‘lame and blind’ who are David’s enemies."

Just like the attack that brought down the Jebusites came through an unconventional passage - the water shaft, which was not guarded - the assault that will finally sort out Kenya's political elite will come from a place they least expect.

Watch this space...

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