By David Gian Maillu
Published June 28, 2024

In the wake of the Gen Z-led revolt  in Kenya and their call for President William Ruto to resign, veteran writer David Gian Maillu has offered to lead Kenya as President.In the wake of the Gen Z-led revolt in Kenya and their call for President William Ruto to resign, veteran writer David Gian Maillu has offered to lead Kenya as President through an open letter.

My dear esteemed Gen Z Comrades, ladies and gentlemen.

I hereby submit my application for the position of National President that you are creating in your sole empire.

I am a family man, married with children. I have never stolen from anyone. I lead an honest life.

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I am a citizen of this country. I know everything about not only the socio-economic problems of the youth but the problems afflicting our nation. These grave problems are deeply rooted in the manner in which the country has been run by the past regimes founded on the foreign capitalist structure we inherited from our colonial masters. That structure has got little respect, particularly for the youth and women; the youth are excluded from the governing table and are used only as voters after which they are then expected to step aside and watch the people they have chosen eat.

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Veteran writer David Gian Maillu has offered to lead Kenya as President in the aftermath of the Gen Z-led revolt in Kenya and their call for President William Ruto to resign.I should draw your attention to the ignored African traditional governing structure where Social Order is governed by three groups on the principle of first among equals. These are: Adult men; Adult Women; and Youth. Note that the structure ensured citizens lived in a society without prisons.

The exclusion of Women and Youth from the governing structure is responsible for the present corruption and culture of impunity where leaders can lie to the masses and get away with murder.

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President William Ruto, whom you have vowed to throw out of State House, said repeatedly during his campaign for the Presidency in 2022: “Tutaunganisha stima, tutaunda barabara, tutajenga serikali na vijana ya boda boda na mama mboga. Mukinichagua hakuna nyumba ya mtu itabomolewa tena, hakuna kijana atapigwa risasi. Ebu nione kwa mkono wale watu wanasema tuanze na yule mtu wa bottom.”

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Gen Z-led protests in Kenya could be a revolution in the making.Compare and contrast this with what he has done since you elected him to office from which he can hardly stand any criticism.

You know your problems better because you live with them. These problems can only be solved by responsible leaders who cannot come out of the corrupt group that has been in office where, each one of them, has a chain of corruption tied to legs of other corrupt people. You can say of them: “Wamekula fisi pamoja, na wamekula cha kujitetea wizi wao.”

To get a responsible President, therefore, you must look for that President from a new blood of leaders outside the present political box.

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In  African ethical values, a leader is the most trusted person, who is the custodian of people’s values. You can’t employ a dog to guard a meat store. I want to be that leader you can trust.

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David G Maillu says his aim is to build Kenya into a great house and home that accommodates everyone.My credentials are borne by my history in Kenya. As I live among you, you know I am not a liar but a man of principle. I am well founded in African culture and I am proud of being an African. I have a giant dream for developing this country to great heights and recovering the lost glory of the people.

My professional and academic qualifications are a testament to what I have said.
I graduated in traditional initiation before receiving formal education from which I earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in African Literature and Political Philosophy from the Saint Clements University in Australia.

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I am a painter, sculptor and musician and currently serve as President of African Spiritualism. I am sure you know me as a writer with an international acclaim who is most quoted as the writer of After 4:30, a provocative and critical novel that looks at the problems afflicting housewives, office secretaries, sex workers through African traditional poetry with unusual frankness and remarkable clarity.

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This is a sharp social criticism delivered in random reflections, songs and lamentations by a frustrated Nairobi City dweller who seeks solace in drinking in the newly, socially-deformed independent Kenya.With more than 80 publications to my name, I am arguably Africa’s most published author. I have not only written more than 40 books for children but I am also Professor of African Values.

In order to give the Gen Z Revolution a prominent African tag and in promotion of African identity, I have employed the name Pharaoh for my campaign. Pharaoh means, “Great House.” Pharaoh Maillu wants to build Kenya into a great house for all.

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Among a handful Kenyans I consider people of integrity include Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna, Busia Senator Okiya Omutatah, NARC-Kenya leader Martha Karua, former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, Thirdway Alliance party leader John Longoggy Ekuru Aukot, former Nandi MP Alfred Keter, Kisii Senator Richard Momoima Onyonka and former Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi.

God bless the Kenya
God bless Africa
God bless the Blackman.