Vengeful power-seekers will always tame their tongues, lest they openly display their main intentions in their quest for political seats or other positions of influence.
The few who openly display their vengeful selves are a more dangerous lot, and so is our own Bishop Kawira Mwangaza.
Historically, there are several schools of thought on revenge. Biblical scripture in Exodus 21:23 commands that justice be served on an equal but opposite scale — “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” to pay back an offender.
However, Martin Luther King Jr. criticized these archaic laws and their cruelty, and asserted that “the old law of ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.
The self-declared Bishop is ever bitter and vengeful, and has time and again proved that her quest for power is motivated by the desire to punish her perceived enemies.
While the holy book advocates for Grace, Humility and Forgiveness, the good Beeshop wears a totally different image – easily gets angry, openly seeks revenge and promises enormous pain and suffering to offenders.
Of course, the payment can only be extracted by hurting careers, assaulting character or even excluding others spitefully.
Kawira Mwangaza and her ‘Nkabwonia’ attitude greatly resembles one Elena Ceaușescu, a female dictator who sneaked into power during the latter period of the Cold War.
Elena gradually ascended to power and over time gained a following that was almost a cult that they called her the “Mother of the Nation.”
Just like Kawira, Elena used TV stations to hoodwink citizens. Romanian televisions had to follow a strict order of making sure she portrayed a certain image on the screen. Her flaws were never to be seen.
Simply said, Kawira Mwangaza would be the most dangerous woman, given a day to wield the power of a County President.
Apart from her questionable academic credentials, Meru cannot entrust such a bitter woman with power. We are staring at possible political assassinations and enforced disappearances, massive losses in jobs and businesses. God forbid.
County leadership requires a person who can bring out their skills and strengths, honest in their dealings, can understand and play well with others. Kawira Mwangaza is not that person. We shouldn’t let people with grudges or some kind of vendetta to ruin our society.
Running a county is more than ‘sharing money’. Condoning an angry and vengeful person the power to make significant decisions in the most important office in Meru would be the greatest sin committed at the ballot.
The author is a Digital Strategist. He occasionally writes on matters Technology, Politics and Health