By Anonymous Writer
As a realist, I love watching documentaries and one of the categories I watch the most is the Air-crash investigations.
Among the many I have watched is Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 that was hijacked on Saturday November 23, 1996, en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi by three Ethiopians seeking asylum in Australia.
During the hijack, the hijackers commandeered the captain to fly to Australia and not stop in Nairobi to refuel as was the routine for most planes.
The pilot told them the fuel in the plane was insufficient to take them even quarter of the journey to Australia. They did not believe him, because obviously they were naive and inexperienced.
They declared in Amharic, French and English that if anyone tried to interfere, they had a bomb and they would use it to blow up the plane.
The pilot (after passing Nairobi & Dar-es-Salam) knowing that there was going to be an imminent crash, made a bold move, he called the cabin and told the passengers to react to the hijackers. He knew that whichever way, they were headed for a disaster.
The passengers being modest, they chose not to react to the hijackers fearing they would blow up the plane and remained tucked in their seats ‘well secured’ by their seatbelts.
The plane exhausted its fuel and its alarms started going off one by one. The pilot, left on his own and with no many choices, decided to move as close as possible to a shore to enable faster rescue of survivors in their now glaring imminent crash.
The plane eventually crash-landed in the Indian Ocean near Grande Comore, Comoros Islands; 125 of the 175 passengers and crew on board died, along with the hijackers.
Authorities later determined that the purported bomb was actually a covered bottle of liquor.
This plane, Kenya airlines flight 254, has been hijacked by non patriotic members of a business club, the hijackers are holding it hostage and commandeering it to an imminent crash. It is upon the passengers to react to the hijackers.
They are holding a covered bottle of liquor called anarchy and threatening that it will blow up the plane if we react to them.
We (the passengers) are watching them tucked comfortably in our seats (jobs & businesses) even as the pilot (auditor general) is giving us a distress call. We are saying that after all, we are in a plane (peaceful Kenya) which is the safest mode of transport not in a motorbike (war torn failed states).
The parliamentarians just increased their pension by 700 per cent while the government gave the lecturers a 1.5 per centpay rise.
Burkinabes (Burkina Faso nationals) once found themselves there, they matched to their parliament buildings, torched it and eventually their MPs took a 50 per cent pay cut.
NYS has become the biggest cash cow for the hijackers. NCCK told us the other day that we are likely to lose 700 billion by the end of this financial year.
In our modesty, we don’t want anarchy coz the only example we have is Somalia. It makes us so afraid of reacting to the hijackers even when it’s clear to us that we are headed for a crash.
It will get a time for this Country that it will exhaust its fuel, it will be unable to support its business and get to its destination.
They say wise people learn from the mistakes of others while fools learn from their own mistakes.