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Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Struggle for Justice

Ken_1Ike Okonta remembers Ken Saro-Wiwa –

It was a light that the wealthy and powerful found discomforting, and they resolved to extinguish it. Ken Saro-Wiwa was saying things they did not want to hear, even if all of it was true. Even more worrying, he had mobilized his people, the Ogoni, a small ethnic group in Nigeria’s Niger Delta where Royal/Dutch Shell and several other transnational companies had been producing oil for four decades without giving them any of the proceeds, to stand up and insist that enough was enough.

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2 Comments

  1. Ken Saro-Wiwa and the other martyrs did not die in vain.

    But, I am afraid that the majority of those they died for don’t even know the value of the sacrifice. Because, they have sold their souls to the same devils who were all implicated in the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa.
    The Nigerian electorate did not appreciate the sacrifice of these martyrs. And they will continue to sell their mandate to the highest bidders.

  2. The Nigerian electorate know very little about the Niger Delta and it’s peoples – Ken Saro Wiwa is probably turning in his grave at the antics of our present leaders and activists!