Nilotic people are awesome human beings, but it seems they can’t maintain peace when given power. Why is it that South Sudan has not known peace for decades and Uganda suffered immensely under the hands of Idi Amin, Obote and Tito Okello. Look at Joseph Kony, the Acholi man who used to use child soldiers and annihilate villages in northern Uganda. Look at west Pokot in Kenya, guys still think we are in the 15h century and cattle raiding is still the thing.
Hundreds of thousands died, all in all, because of petty politics and misuse of power. Museveni had to mobilize Bantus from central and southern Uganda and even Tanzanians (Bantus) had to come in at some point for Uganda to gain peace, which has now lasted for over 34 years. Who will save South Sudan?
Is there any country where Nilotes have an established a peace-loving ruling elite? Apart from our very own Moi?
Nilotes tend to have various shades of the Miguna syndrome and the hubris of “Dr Disinfectant”. They work with you (or for you) but feel that you have a lesser brain, and they can do better. That is why senior Odinga could not work with Kenyatta, and Raila could neither work with Moi nor Kibaki. Even now, the only thing keeping him sniffing Jameson’s butt is the fat hand-cheque and the fact that the trappings of power satisfy that inner “I am very very important” complex.
-The Kalenjins might be related, but they have a quiet dignity and dependability.
Delusions of grandeur, i have noticed that too… whenever there is an intellectual despute, A nilote will claim to be right just becuase he is a nilote…
whereas on the ground vitu ni tofauti… very prevalent with river lake nilotes.