Devastating Refutation of the Kipkorir Warlike Paranoia by Somali Patriotic Intellectuals
What does it truly matter if you´ve got your God-damned Bachelor´s Degree only to dare write shameful articles that consist in sheer rejection of what your professors taught you in the Faculty of Law?
Should perhaps a more serious demarche be undertaken against the perfidious and lawless Kipkorir who is a shame for the Nairobi Bar?
How long can a "lawyer", who openly rejects all principles of International Law, be accepted as member in a respectful Bar?
Shall we start considering the Kenyan barristers as getting their academic courses in the vast African jungle, next to the rhinos, the hyenas, the crocodiles, and all the deleterious reptiles that inhabit the Kenyan mountains, plains and valleys?
Don´t we already know that many venomous snakes wear nice jackets and expensive ties?
What do they think?
That by wearing a Trussardi or Carnaval de Venise tie they become much less of a snake?
I will refute point by point the provocative trash of text that the Kalenjin "lawyer" dared publish in a forthcoming article; here, I want to give space to a young Somali intellectual who has just published a comprehensive rebuke of the shadowy Kenyan lawyer´s militaristic proposals that can only suit the interests of the Kikuyu paramilitary gang that still rules Kenya – the ill-fated East African nation. I therefore republish his analysis integrally.
The Dismemberment of Somalia
My response to the article by Donald Kipkorir, in the Daily Nation of Kenya, called ´Why Kenya and Ethiopia ought to annex and divide Somalia´. This article was published on Friday 3rd of October 2008.
This particular article can be found by following the link:
The ancient common law of the Somali people, despite its polycentric nature, has governed and regulated an ancient way of life on the Somali peninsula for well over a thousand years. In addition to the unique and ancient customs of the Somali people, one must remember the Shari´a Islam, a sophisticated and robust form of jurisprudence practiced all over the Somali peninsula.
The very idea of Kenyan strategic interest is based upon the assumption that the state of Kenya enjoys a degree of political and economic independence from the west. This is an erroneous assumption. It is quite clear, even to the most casual of observer, that the Kenya as an entity is a client state of the west. Therefore, the state of Kenya cannot be said to have definably strategic national interests that are, in any way, independent of western interests. This being the case, the dismemberment and annexation of Somalia can only be affected with the support and backing of the western powers.
Donald Kipkorir may choose to label certain Somali personalities as pirates, but it must be realized that the men in question call themselves the coastal guardians of Somalia. When considering the fact that Somalia has the longest coastline of all African nations, it is entirely reasonable that such a resource is guarded by a section of the Somali community. The practices, and exploits of the men who guard the national coast of Somalia are entirely legitimate, because the waters that these men protect are universally considered to be Somali national waters.
There has never been so much as a single shred of
evidence, presented anywhere in the world, to prove that the
Somali national territory has ever been a haven for
terrorists of any description. The idea that Somalia is a
haven of terrorism is baseless in the extreme. Furthermore,
the tenuous nature of the perceived links between terrorism
and people of who follow one religion in particular does not
help anyone. On the other hand, the state of Kenya, due to
the fact that the horrific events of 1998 happened in
Nairobi, must be considered the classic example of a haven
for terrorists. Surely a haven for terrorism is a place
where terrorists are able to conduct their evil deeds
without fear of detection or interception. Kenya has been
such a place in the past, what is to say that Kenya is not
such a place in the present?
The state of Kenya does not represent an existential threat to any nation. And, the state of Kenya certainly does not represent an existential threat to any of the Arab nations. In addition to this, one must be mindful of the fact that Somalia is not an Arab nation by definition. Donald Kipkorir, in surely a cheap and deliberate attempt to confuse, betrays his ignorance on more than one occasion in his article.
The annexation of Somali national territory has been attempted in the past, by various invading armies, and on numerous occasions with little success. Land is the most sacred of material possessions for an agro-pastoral society like that of the Somali nation. Any attempt, by a foreign army, to interfere with the Somali way of life shall be resisted violently. This is the message that history teaches us, and Donald Kipkorir would do well to heed this message.
Somalia exists so long as there are Somali people living on the earth. The legal-rational construct that is known as the state of Kenya is manifestly feeble, and potentially transient, when rigorously tested by adversity, as was made abundantly clear after the Kenyan elections of December 2007.
The idea of dismembering Somalia is surely an involuntary admission, on the part of Donald Kipkorir, that Somalia exists as a nation. It may not resemble the façade that is the state of Kenya, but the Somali nation exists and must be respected, especially by neighboring countries. No amount of legal-rationalism can hide the fact that Donald Kipkorir, and those who have similar ideas, when they speak about the dismemberment of Somalia, are contemplating a crime.
Throughout history, the Somali people have consistently rejected the concept of the legal-rational state, as exemplified by the annexation of Texas in 1845, a case cited by Donald Kipkorir in his article. The western model of the legal-rational state is alien to the Somali people, and to all African people for that matter. The western model of the legal-rational state is the same model that gave the world Slavery, Apartheid, The Berlin Wall, and the global financial meltdown of September 2008. Donald Kipkorir should take a good look at himself, and perhaps he should ask himself in which direction the true, and strategic, national interest of the state of Kenya are to be found.
Picture: In Kalenjin language, "Kipkorir" means "the shameless smile that kills".