RIP Hon KONES,LABOSO n CREW

ODM has lost another two MPs,Send in your condolescence here and any other comment on the tragic incidence

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614 Responses to RIP Hon KONES,LABOSO n CREW

  1. tnk says:

    its first and most importantly a loss to their families and close friends and my deepest sympathy goes to them

    i believe ODM can rise above considering body count and work in revamping its image so that many more worthy aspirants can continue the fight for greater freedoms and democracy under the ODM umbrella.

    the tribal factor may be a big issue but Ntimama’s support for a different candidate other than the “home boy” in kilgoris was a good show even if he lost, its the way for increased co-existence.

    its ironic that the newly appointed roads minister dies in an air accident because the roads in kenya are so bad. so where are we in terms of transport, poor roads, increasingly unsafe air transport, poor railroad, matatu crisis and mischief every other month, so do we go back to walking

  2. Maru Kapkatet says:

    My deepest symphaties to the families of the deceased. A huge loss for ODM and the Kipsigis community.

    To the families of the deceased, we can only say that we grieve with them and pray that our gracious God will give them the strength and fortitude to bear the loss.

    My appeal to PM Raila Odinga is that he seeks help from Germany to help determine the real cause of the plane crash.

    At least, w know that the German government will carry out a thorough autopsy on the pilot and a professional investigation into the accident.

    To Hon. Franklin Bett, Isaac Ruto, Charles Keter, and Zakayo Cheruiyot, I appeal to them, as senior Kipsigis leaders, to continue to unite the Kipsigis people as a community and as supporters of Pm Raila and ODM. To them, I appeal not to allow personal amibition go before them. There wil be some acrimony when the Cabinet appointments are done. Let it not divide them. Despite the tragic loss of Hons. Kones and Laboso, life has to go on.

    Personally, I would like to see Hon. Isaac Ruto appointed the minister for roads and Franklin Bett an asistant minister for finance. I would also like to see Hon. Margaret Kamar appointed an assistant minister to honour Hon. Lorna Laboso, the woman assistant minister.

    I am sure Mwai Kibaki is going to appoint Gideon Konchella an assistant minister. So things will balance out.

  3. Turncoat says:

    MWENYEZI MUNGU – AL KARIM awalaze mahali pema peponi had tutapokutana.

    TNK on transport state in the country – you are spot on.

  4. mumias says:

    Maru, not that I want to be inappropriate to discuss cabinet appointments but although I think RO will replace the duly departed with fellow kipsigis, I dont think it will be a straight swap, expect a mini reshuffle, I think he will transfer another senior minister to roads and then appoint the MP such as Isaac to that place. Isaac showed poor judgment as he protested his non appointment to cabinet by saying Kipsigis were short changed. In my view He was using his community unwisely as I believe Kipsigis got a fair deal given the “half the loaf”.
    Given the immense priority being placed on Infrastructure, RAO will want a very safe pair of hands that he knows will deliver on a very key promise to rehabilitate the countries road network given some of the Mp’s open rebuke of the party by using the opposition bill to leverage themselves. Anyway that is just my 2 pence.

  5. Turncoat says:

    Budget
    Bei ya Mkate imeshushwa. Tu ile na nin ? . Why did it have VAT in the first place ?Staple food ni Sima bwana.
    Zero rating on international air fare – Twende wa ?
    I still dont understand why the govt wont interfere in the prices of fuel even when it is clear that the oil companies are using MRTP’s (Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices).
    A few years back margins on petrol and diesel were as low as 1 shilling. Today they are in double digits.
    JAMANI KAZI IENDELEE ?

  6. Railkamuodho says:

    Turncoat,
    I wonder if the west and the most powerful nations on earth cannot do much about the fuel prices, why do you think you or ODM will do without your own oil?

  7. Turncoat says:

    i stopped looking at the west for solutions long time. Venzuela, Libya, India, Iran. All these countries have effective price controls that augur well with the economy. Furthermore i recommend the introduction of RRP on most of the consumer goods……especially mediciene, books, and fertilisers. Consumer activist groups are dead in this country.

    RRP (Recommended Retail prices) normally appearing on the packings of goods sold.

  8. Railkamuodho says:

    TURNCOAT,
    The countries you quoted are oil producers (not sure about India). How do you think the government can control world fuel prices? Recommended Retail prices logo is not even binding and is suggested by the manufacturers. I want Kenya to explore and drill her own oil and also follow Brazil and Argentina in developing alternative fuels through sugar cane and other industrial wastes. I seriously do not see oil prices going down unless demands subside in India and China.
    I am also recommending that Kenyans once again embrace railway transport in the major towns. The RV Railways should start short train runs between upcountry stations ie Nakuru, Njoro, Molo, Elburgon, Turi, Londiani, Mau Summit, Kericho etc. This way those not in a hurry will use trains like we used to do in the years past.

  9. Railkamuodho says:

    TO HON KONES’ AND LABOSO’S FAMILY,
    I knew Hon Kones as a Kenyan first and as a Kipsigis leaders second. There are fond and bad memories about the fallen giant. First, I remember him when he was appointed the minster for roads (public works and roads) by president Moi. He was the first minister to visit the road construction sites and issue very sturn warning to constructors. Things started to move in the right direction. He fell out with power baron in Moi cabine and left in a huff without accomplishing much in the ministry.
    When Multi-party democracy was restored back in Kenya, Kones and Hon Biwott and Ole Ntimama issued a declaration in Narok giving the non-Kalenjins deadline to move back to their ancestral land or they would forced out. This was the beginning of the tribal clashes that have continued to date every elections. Most non-Kalenjin were thrown out of their land especially in Molo South and would never go back to those places. They were resettled in Kapsita and Molo Forest and thus greatly reduced the forest and rains in the area.
    During the 2002 elections, Kones owned to the 92 clashes and never actually gave the details even though he had promised to spill the beans. Most of us did not see him directly involved in the 2007 post-election violence and remained silent during the skirmishes.
    Most of us view the fallen giant as a man committed to the advancement of himself and his people against percieved invation and injustices. We may have disagreed with him in the past, but as he became mature, he became more friendly and non-confrontational. I am sure he was not part of the scheme to throw our people especially the Kisiis who were his neighbours.
    I send my heartfelt condolences to Kones’ family.
    I do not know much about Miss Laboso but one thing is for certain, she followed in the steps of Chelegat Mutai and Miss Kilimo and was a fighter for the course of his people. I send my heart to the family of this promising Kenyan woman. May God give peace to these families.

  10. Maru Kapkatet says:

    The hard questions being asked by investigators of the plane crash that killed Hons. Kones and Laboso and Mr. Bett and the pilot are encouraging. It is the payer of all peace-loving Kenyans that the true cause of the plane crash will be determined.

    http://216.180.252.4/archives/index.php?mnu=details&id=1143988492&catid=4

    When I saw a picture of PM Raila Odinga with Hon. Lorna Laboso’s son, tears welled in my eyes. Lorna was a single mom and her son has lost the only parent who was bringing him up. As I looked at the photo, I could not help wondering what was on the boy’s mind. I believe that the boy has quaestions for Mwai Kibaki and his government.

    On behalf of the boy, all the bereaved families, the residents of Sotik constituency, the entire Kipsigis community, and all Kenyans who love and care for a just, united, and peaceful Kenya, I ask the following questions:

    1. Hon. Lorna Laboso made history by becoming the FIRST KIPSIGIS WOMAN TO BE ELECTED TO PARLIAMENT. Did any party or parties write another chapter for Lorna making her the first woman politician in Kenya and the first woman sitting member of parliamnet in Kenya, and the first woman minister in Kenya to be assasinated for her political choices?

    2. Did any party or parties make Hon. Lorna Laboso the second prominent Kalenjin woman to be killed by government death squads? I ask this question because some years back, Ms. Esther Chesire was killed by Idi Amin’s government death squad called the State Research Bureau.

    3. That a death squad cared for, facilitated, and funded by the Kenya government exist is not far-fetched. I say this because not long ago there were two terrorist aliens, who later came to be known as the Artur brothers. These two terrorists were alleged to have raided the premises of The Standard newspaper in Kenya where they terrorized employees and later burned thousands of copies of newspapers of that day’s edition.

    There was strong suspicion at the time that Mwai Kibaki’s government was caring for, facilitating, and funding the Artur terrorsit brothers. In one of the most blatant terrorist act and humiliation of Kenyans, the duo whisked guns at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport and physically assaulted Kenyans who were going about their business of building Kenya.

    Instead of arresting and investigating them, Mwai Kibaki’s government instead told Kenyans that the two had been expelled from the country. IMPUNITY FOR ALIEN CRIMINALS? WHY? Were they really expelled or were they moved to a more secure location?

    Mwai Kibaki instituted a commission of inquiry to look into the Artur brothers, their conduct, and the lapse of security at the international airport, a lapse that saw two terrorists carry guns and assault Kenyans. The Kiruki inquiry report was never released by Mwai Kibaki. Why? Who was kibaki protecting at the expense of the lives of millions of Kenyans who use the Kenya airports?

    At the same time, Mwai Kibaki spared his bosom friend, the managing director of Kenya Airports Authority, and instead fired his deputy, Ms. Sidi. She was made the fall person for lack of performance from the managing director himself.

    Now that the plane crash that killed Hon. Lorna Laboso, Hon. Kones, Mr. Bett, and the pilot is being investigated and the initial finding of a possible switch in the plane engine, then Kenyans who use Kenya’s airports must be shuddering in fear for their lives. How can plane engines be switched without authorities being made aware of it?

    The more fundamental question that Kenyans are asking is this:

    Is Mr. George Muhoho (formerly Father George Muhoho) qualified to be the managing director of Kenya Airports Authority? During Mzee Moi’s long rule, Kenya airports were the safest places in Kenya. And this leads to the following question

    4. Are Kenyans right in concluding that Mwai Kibaki retained his buddies in the civil service, contrary to civil service code and regulations, for some hidden extra-curricula activities that Kenyans are not aware of?

    5. Looking at the performances of some of Mwai Kibaki’s buddies, one does not find any evidence of meaningful contribution to Kenya’s growth. The worst performer is the managing director of Kenya Airports Authority and unless Kenyans rise up and refuse this man, there will be more deaths and more terrorist visits to Kenyan airports.

    The head of civil service is no better. He recently authored a malicious, ethnicaly-biased, and bogus performance evaluation report which was meant to demean Kenyans of ethnic background different from Mwai Kibaki’s. This man is also the main reason behind the bloated Cabinet and the unfriendly environment for the PM to work under.

    In the ministry of education, the PS messes up the KCSE results of Kenyan children and should have been fired for it.

    If Mwai Kibaki fired Ms. Sidi, the former deputy managing directors of Kenya Airports Authority for her perpheral role in the Artur brothers’ international airport saga, why is Mwai Kibaki protecting his friends – George Muhoho, Muthurra, Mutahi?

    How deep down should they run Kenya to reach the threshold that will trigger Mwai Kibaki to do something? How many young children like Kiprono have to lose their Mums before Kbaki can have some compassion.

    The ODM politicians have been forced to prefer the foreign pilots like the German pilot even if they do not have a lot of experience rather than use the government pilots and end up in an almots ure death. Why should Kenyans have to fear for their lives at the hand of their government in their own country.

    Why should Mwai Kibaki hire his buddies who are not qualified (in terms of age and/or training) for civil service jobs where they seem to draw a salary for some covert deadly operations aimed at eliminating ODM?

    Why did Mwai Kibaki not release the Kiruki inquiry report? If the report had been released and action taken, maybe Lorna would be alive today.

    Robert Mugabe unleashed the terror of the Fifth Brigade on his people. The world did nothing and now the people of Zimbabwe are reaping its evil fruits. Mwai Kibaki altered the results of the presidential elections. The world acted and Kenya found peace. There is definitely some terrorist-like activity being undertaken by the government against ODM and unless the world stops it, Kenya is on her way to genocide.

    The world must demand action against the artur brothers and those who worked with them. The last rumour that circulated some months ago was that the Artur brothers were in Uganda. Know the close friendship that Mwai Kibaki has with Museveni of Uganda, it is possible that a killing squad is being trained for ODM in Uganda.

    I BEG THE WORLD TO TREAT THE FEAR OF A HOME-GROWN TERRORISM IN KENYA SERIOUSLY AND USE THEIR RESOURCES AND INFLUENCE TO ENSURE THAT ALL KENYANS IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR POLITICAL INCLINATIONS TRAVEL, SPEAK, AND DO THEIR BUSINESS WITHOUT FEAR.

    THE WORLD OWES IT TO HON. LORNA LABOSO AND HER YOUNG SON TRUTH AND JUSTICE. THE CAUSE OF THE PLANE CRASH MUST BE INVESTIGATED AND CORRECTLY DETERMINED. IF THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS DETERMINED TO BE A RESULT OF SOME FOUL PLAY, I ASK THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO DESIGNATE IT A TERRORIST ACT AND TO HOLD MWAI KIBAKI AND HIS GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE.

    If foul play led to the plane crash that killed Ms. Lorna Laboso and others, then this teorrist act is not different from the Lockerbie one.

  11. Railkamuodho says:

    Maru,
    I agree with you. That when I also saw thousands of Kenyans stranded in the IDP camps and whose parents had been offered as sacrificial offering to political demons by the Kalenjin worriors, tears welled down my eyes and there is no doubt in my mind that these people had a lot of questions for Rutoh, Bett and ODM and they have been uttering very serious prayers to God that “Vegeance belongs to the Lord and it is coming quickly”. Yes, God will determine their future not man.
    When I read your blogg and remember that last term a lot of MPs died from plane crashes, I wonder why you specifically think that this was foul play. Like I said before, I will let you Maru and God let us know what caused the accident. Because you know more than most of us know. And by the way, why dont you take your speculation to ODM secretariat and let them hold a press conference with those details?

  12. Railkamuodho says:

    That was my last response to you Maru on what you have been repeating here- and it childish details

  13. Turncoat says:

    Rail ,
    Gud points on fuel.
    That the govt is not const refrom is now clear. We have legislators who would be happy that we go the zim way.

  14. Turncoat says:

    sorry for typo.
    I meant that ….the govt is not committed to Constitutional reforms is now clear.

  15. Railkamuodho says:

    Only a stupid person would derail constitutional review. We need a new constitution now.

  16. Maru Kapkatet says:

    APPOINT A PARLIAMENTARY SELECT COMMITTEE LIKE THE ELIJAH MWANGALE-LED ONE

    I request parliament to appoint a parliamentary select committee, like the one which was led by Chairma Elijah Mwangale that investigated the assasination of JM Kariuki, to investigate the plane crash that killed the late Hon. Lorna Laboso, Hon. Kipkalya Kones, Mr. Bett, and the German pilot.

    The parliamentary select committee will also look into the Artur brothers saga. The committee will summon the Kenya Airports Authority, Directorate of Civil Aviation, representatives from the private operators within the civil aviation industry, and former Kenya Airports Authority DMD, Ms. Naomi Sidi.

    The parliamentary select committee will vet the qualifications of George Muhoho and determine how and why he was appointed to be the head of the Kenya Airports Authority when he does not seem to have the qualifications for the job.

    In the meantime, parliament should also task the relevant parliamentary committee to look into the performance of some long-serving civil servants. It is a shame and a diservice to Kenya to retain some long-serving civil servants whose productivity has reduced to almost nil.

    Kenyans are at a loss to see the continued retention of individuals like Amos Wako (Attorney General), Davy Koech (Kemri), Kuto (Directorate of Civil Aviation), and others who are past retirement age. We have been hearing of their names for almost two decades while their output may be no more than two years’ worth.

    Is Mwai Kibaki allergic to young executives? There are many young Kenyans (under the age of 40 years) who are academically- qualified, experientially-qualified, visionarily-qualified, patriotically-qualified, to lead and grow Kenya’s government bodies. Why is Mwai Kibaki not giving them the chance?

    The economy and growth of every sector in Kenya will benefit from young, vibrant, and knowledgeable executives who will focus solely on their jobs and not on self-presevation. Why is Kenya still retaining dinosaurs in the management of key industries?

    LONGEVITY = PERFECTION OF THE ART OF SELF-PRESERVATION AT THE EXPENSE OF NEW IDEAS AND COURAGEOUS VENTURES

  17. Turncoat says:

    Its official the IDP’s now have more loot than u. We see them here everyday reveling in various resorts. Giving money to a section of the displaced persons will not solve this problem. From the 1992 clashes in Likoni, the problem has always been land distribution. This money should have gone into building permanent houses and social amenities that could be used to settle kenyans, regardless of their tribe or plotical affiliations.

  18. Turncoat says:

    Maru,
    Always send a cc to the dailies. They will ignore u for sometime and then u will get better readership.

  19. Railkamuodho says:

    Turncoat,
    Passing blame will not help. If you have something against the IDPs and that the government is achieving more than you anticipated (total removal of these human beings), then I am sorry. Didn’t you know that God is on the side of the oppressed including the poor and the IDPs. ODM will never achieve Mugabe or Bashir Darfur chaos in Kenya. Our nation is stronger and we believe in God and the writing is on the wall for all murderers and those who plan chaos.
    Do you see the rising prices of even the most basic commodities and our MPs (icluding the stinking rich Ephraim Maina) want to avoid paying taxes while we the small people continue to do so and wallo in debts and poverty? We want all men of character both in ODM and PNU to rise up and be men enough to sacrifice for this nation. We want the president and the PM to lead and tell those idiots to see the light and pay taxes. We want a better economy and not hand outs during funerals and harambees. We want to fend for ourselves and the sooner they realize this the better.

  20. Maru Kapkatet says:

    AS KENYANS PREPARE TO BID HONS. KONES AND LABOSO, I URGE THEM TO SEE THE GLASS AS HALF-FULL AND NOT SEE IT AS HALF-EMPTY:

    From mow on, I will look, think, dream, and live a Kenya where the glass is half-full rather than a Kenya where the glas is half-empty.

    I will focus on PM Raila. To me, he represents optimism and bloom. He is the “glass is half-full” side of Kenya. He represents a blooming Kenya, a Kenya that will bloom fully the day he is sworn in as the president. I will follow and support what he does, what he says, and what he dreams for Kenya.

    I will delete Mwai Kibaki and all that he represents from my Kenya thoughts. Mwai Kibaki represents despair – despair because of abuse of the rule of law and setting aside of government regulations for the sake of his friends, despair because of the massive loss of lives in Kenya in a short period of time under Mwai Kibaki, despair because at no other time since independence have so many Kenyans shed so much tears of agony and pain

    THERE IS HOPE, KENYANS. EVEN IN ZIMBABWE, THEY HAVE HOPE FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR THEIR COUNTRY. EVEN UGANDANS HAD HOPE DURING IDI AMIN’S RULE. THERE IS HOPE, KIPSIGIS PEOPLE EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE SEEN NOTHING BUT LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT AND LOSS OF LIVES UNDER MWAI KIBAKI.

    TO THE KIPSIGIS, I SAY THAT YOU SEE THE GLASS AS HALF-FULL AND NOT HALF-EMPTY!

  21. Maru Kapkatet says:

    HONORING LORNA LABOSO:

    I request the Chairman of Sotik Town Council to name the main street in Sotik town as Lorna Laboso Avenue. I ask Sotik Tonwn Council to post signs along the main street from the turn-off on the Sotik-Kisii highway all the way to Sotik Catholic parish naming this main street as Lorna Laboso Avenue.

    Mr. Chairman and the Sotik Town council, just put the signs even if the name of the street does not appear on government physical maps. There is no law in Kenya that says that a national hero cannot be honored by her people in the best way possible by naming Main Steet after her.

    Let the sign be there so that future geneartions will ask who Lorna Laboso was and they will be told or look up the information on the internet and know that Lorna Laboso was the first Kipsigis woman to be elected to parliament and that she was a member of the ODM party which had opposed and defeated the then president, Mwai Kibaki, in the presidential elections. They will go on to learn that Ms. Lorna Laboso died in mysterious circumstances at a time when it was very dangerous for ODM members of parliament to travel by air and by road.

    The future generations will also learn that Lorna Laboso was one of three Kipsigis members of parliament to be killed within a period of six months under Mwai Kibaki’s leadership and that the deaths came hot on the heels of the mass sackings of Kalenjin government employees by Mwai Kibaki’s government.

    I also request the people of Minariet to change the name of the secondary school next to Lorna Laboso’s home from Moi Minariet secondary school to Lorna Laboso high school.

    This is the only way the Kipsigis community can preserve the memory of the first Kipsigis woman to be elected to parliament (and possibly the first Kenyan woman politician to be assasinated) for posterity.

  22. Railkamuodho says:

    I understand in 1980s a mass murder called the “Wagara masacre” occured in northe Eastern Kenya. That is an issue that should be addressed as thousands of people have gone missing and have left tears rolling down people’s cheeks for years. We want the injustices of “Nyayo” chambers investigated even as we address historical injustices. No stone should be left untouched.

  23. Railkamuodho says:

    As we pay respect to the departed, I ask the civil servant, teachers and the civil society to organize mass rallies and demonstration against our own MPs. They are gluttons who do not learn from history. The last parliament lost most of the MPs due to their selfish behavior in the last august house. Now the same guys both in ODM and PNU think that we are stupid and will vote them back. But if they start with such a bad reputation, we the people of Kenya will take over the government and the will be jobless once more. Where is Kabando Wa Kabando and James Orengo? We want the men of character to come out and be counted this time around. We do not want their hands out any more. We want a nation of equal taxation and equal quality life.

  24. tnk says:

    Railka

    both good points above.

    there have been many skirmishes that have left many kenyans displaced only they have not been given due prominence. another took place in isiolo recently. if we look around the country we’ll find many internal refuges from different war-like hostilities

    and you are right, we need men and women of integrity in parliament to stand up and be counted. the MP remuneration is excessive and should be taxed or reduced. the excuse of handouts is idiotic and shows narrow mindedness. we need institutions and facilities developed for sustainable growth, not handouts. constituents are not the MPs children to wait to be fed. that is an insult to their intelligence and also is meant to make the MP indispensable or rather create a tin god.

    but worse still is this insane initiative to pay former MPs, so what does that mean for MPs that served in parliament in those years but who have passed on, are they to be excluded because they did not make it this far. the entire proposal is just absurd, and how does it affect MPs who’ve been in bunge for ever, (kibaki, Ntimama, am sure there are other fossils (no offense intended) out there) does that mean they get double compensation current and previous. And this when the economy is battered and inflation at an all time high. if the MPs are serious why don’t they just establish new or use the current structures and have the government directly pay for the funeral, hospital expenses etc on an as needed basis that is stringently monitored. i hope bwana PM and Kibaki stand together and put bunge in order.

  25. Railkamuodho says:

    After reading the Standard edition on the pilot and the plane, I totally agree that thorough investigations be undertaken, investigate how flying companies are registered while Christ Kuto and his buddies resign. The buck stops right at his feet. When in 2002 one minister and other Kenyans died (Wanjiru Kihoro) and later 5 MPs in Isiolo, we expected the ministry of transport to implement Muthoga’s recommendations. But it seems the concerned department led by Kutoh has remained corrupt and incompetent. I suggest that Kenyans avoid going through Wilson Airport untill their safety is ensured and all the airplanes inspected by competent engineers from outside Kenya. Otherwise the Kenyan airspace is becoming a disaster for not only MPs but ordinary Kenyans like me.
    Recently, major US airlines cancelled thousands of their scheduled flights to to through voluntary plane inspections. We demand the same from our national and local carriers.

  26. Railkamuodho says:

    I salute our PM hon Raila Odinga and the way he is handling the coalition government. I was proud of his travel to the US and how he shaped the US/Kenya relations. I also applaud our ambassedor for articulating and setting the pace for the fruitful meetings. The scheduled official visit was a much needed one to restore faith in our nation. Like I have always said before, our nation is larger than all of us and it is now very clear that Hon Raila Amolo Odinga is committed to our great African nation. Thanks Agwambo for your service to Kenya and not playing politics with the lives of Kenyans. You advocate for one Kenya where all Kenyans afford a descent life and live in harmony in all parts of Kenya. God bless you and together with Emilio Mwai Kibaki, do not allow your political parties derail you from restoring our dignity.

  27. Maru Kapkatet says:

    At the burial of the late Hon. Kipkalya Kones, Mwai Kibaki called for unity in the grand coalition government. This can be achieved only if Kibaki himself chooses to treat all Kenyans with respect and if indeed he can let justice be the shield and defender of evey Kenya irrespective of ethnicity, race, gender, social status.

    The government should not dsicriminate against anybody – any member of any ethnic group or gender. Kibaki should not set aside government rules to favour his friends. They may look stupid to him but they have to be respected if there has to be order in Kenya.

    If there is to be unity and peace in Kenya that will last for ever, Kibaki must lead the way in entrenching in Kenya the culture of DEMOCRACY, GENUINE RULE OF LAW, AND RESPECT FOR ALL REGULATIONS (PUBLIC OR PRIVATE).

    There should be no DISCRMINATION AGAINST WOMEN. The women of Kenya should enjoy equal opportunities as men even Kibaki’s men friends.

    As the late Kones and the late Laboso and policeman Bett have been laid to rest, Kenyans can once again turn to nation-building.

    I had proposed earlier a number of things, foremost of which were:

    THE MINISTRY OF ENERGY SHOULD CONSIDER ESTABLISHING A PARASTATAL TO BE CALLED, “Kenya Domestic Energy Research Institute”. Such an institute will work on helping Kenyans meet their domestic energy needs.

    Many Kenyans currently rely on wood or charcoal for cooking energy. Are there ways of ensuring sustainability of this source of energy considering that many families are finding it hard to plant treesas their pieces of land are getting smaller and smaller?

    Could Kenyans be encouraged to plant trees along communal paths and roads near their homes and if so what are the best trees to plant that can be used for firewood as well as for building and ones that can grow and mature quickly?

    The Kenya Domestic Energy Research Institute will have to work with the ministry of forestry in this kind of venture.

    I was watching a documentary on CNN, titled “Out of Gas”. It was amazing to learn that 40% of Brazil’s automobile energy requirements is met by sugarcane-derived ethanol and that 1% of USA’s automobile energy is from corn-derived ethanol. Due to food shortages, there is growing debate on the wisdom of using corn to derive ethanol.

    The Barizilian experience impressed me so much and I started thinking how Kenya can produce enough sugar for her needs and export while generating ethanol fuel as well.

    Tha acreage under sugarcane in Kenya can be increased manyfold especially in the Coast, Eastern (in Machakos, Kitui, and Mwingi districts) and North Eastern provinces if irrigation is used. And in such a venture, the ministry of water and irrigation has to be invlolved.

    I read an article on how China is experimenting with seawater-irrigated agriculture. The ministry of water development and irrigation and the ministry of northern kenya should start showing an interest in this Chinese study.

    http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/english/200012/22/eng20001222_58549.html

    We have the National Irrigation Board of Kenya. We have the Tea Board of Kenya and Kenya Tea Reasearch Institute. Should Kenya not also have the Seawater Irrigation Research and Development Institute? I believe that Israel and China may be countries that Kenya can benefit from to turn the coastal part of Kenya into a major food-producing region as well as the esthanol-producing capital of Kenya.

    It would have been better for the government to establish more research and development institutes rather than more ministries.

    With the exapnsion of university education in Kenya, the government should not consider forming a body equivalent to HELB to manage the funding of research by universities in collaboration with the many research institutes such as KARI, KEMRI, KIRDI and also to advise the government on what new research institutes to form.

  28. Railkamuodho says:

    Even as we spit our hate and tribal animosity on this blogg, I want all of us to read the following story from the Sunday nation and shame ourselves. Even some of us who have the most education than majority of Kenyans cannot bring our minds together inspite of our differences and make a better nation. Read the following,

    Chief: We are now united and sharing everything

    Story by KEN OPALA
    Publication Date: 6/23/2008
    Deep in the heart of Timboroa at a place called Matharu, 20 elders cluster in a disused classroom. They tear leaves from an exercise book and distribute them among themselves.

    “Make sure you only get one of that,” says one, sporting a heavy jacket. “It is your vote. Just write the name of the person you prefer.”

    Two people are vying for a critical seat — the chairperson of the location bursary committee.

    Different tribes

    The candidates are from different tribes, nay hitherto antagonistic communities — the Kalenjin and the Kikuyu.

    After voting, one is named the winner.

    The loser and those in the room mob and congratulate him. Moreover, because the winner earned more votes, it implies that a good number of the participants voted against ethnic jingoism. There were 10 Kalenjin and 10 Kikuyu elders.

    That was the unusual setting last Friday at Kahuho Primary School in Matharu Location, Timboroa, Uasin Gishu District.

    This is an area scarred by the post-election violence to an extent that the area was deserted by January 10, 2008 — there was no one from either the Kalenjin or Kikuyu tribes. The violence drove the area’s 3,550 people into camps, one at the Matharu Trading Centre.

    “Can you imagine this happening,” says Mr Moses Kendagor, not exactly asking a question.

    “We have tried, I have tried. Now we are more peaceful than ever before. We are sharing everything. The Kalenjins and Kikuyus are sharing milk, matchbox … everything,” says the area chief.

    Chief Kendagor dealt with the problem directly, so to speak.

    Apart from the debris of burnt houses and granaries, there is little indication of the conflict that pushed the people into camps.

    The people are rebuilding homes, four of the five schools have reopened and the children are multi-ethnic, and the churches are not talking about reconciliation – people are already together.

    “We are talking about development, about education matters,” says John Kiguthi, the chairperson of Kahuho Primary School. His school is yet to open because teachers fled during the violence. “We don’t know what to do. The children are waiting for the school to open but we have no teachers. We are asking the Government to help us get teachers. We really want to open the school.”

    When Kenyans appeared to dawdle over the possibility of multi-ethnic co-existence in the Rift Valley, Chief Kendagor decided on mediation talks between elders from the two communities.

    Church leaders

    “I held 13 reconciliation meetings in my location. I brought together the elders from the different communities, the DC, church leaders, the professionals. We spoke about peace and brotherliness, about co-existence.

    “The people listened. Now you can see the results.”

    Administrators in the Rift valley and western Kenya are citing Matharu Location as a success story in the resettlement of victims of the post-election conflict.

    Chief Kendagor started his mission in February, almost three months before the government resettlement started.

  29. Railkamuodho says:

    The problem in Zimbabwe makes Kenya’s post-election violence a child play. Robert Mugabe is a despot who will end like Sadam Hussein. It is unfortunate that this former south African bread basket is now a country in ruin. I sympathize with my friends who are Zimbabweans. God is on your side and soon victory is coming.
    I am disturbed by Thambo Mbeki. He seems to hold his neighbour in very high esteem when it is only too clear that he has given his nation to the dogs. Can you imagine how president Moi and Tanzanian president and even Zambia have made Africa proud. Whatever Moi’s shortcoming, he never clang to power. We honor him as we wish Mugabe quick exit in disgrace.
    I wish he would recognize the need to hand over power peacifully and retire in South Africa together with Mbeki.

  30. Maru Kapkatet says:

    IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LIKE OR LOVE OR EVEN ATTEMPT TO LIKE AND SUPPORT MWAI KIBAKI. HE IS TOO WEAK A MAN TO PROVIDE A JUST AND FIRM LEADERSHIP. IN 2002, KENYANS MADE A HUGE MISTAKE THAT HAS COST MANY LIVES, DIVIDED KENYANS, AND WHICH KIBAKI IS TOO WEAK TO RESOLVE.

    MARTHA KARUA IS NOT A NEUTRAL MANAGER OF THE “YOUTH IN CUSTODY CRISIS”. WHY CANNOT MWAI KIBAKI BE MAN ENOUGH TO MOVE MARTHA KARUA TO ANOTHER MINISTRY AND LET SOMEONE LIKE MUTULA KILONZO TAKE CHARGE OF THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE.

    I PREFER MUTULA KILONZO BECAUSE I AM CONVINCED THAT HIS LOYALTY TO JUSTICE AND RULE OF LAW CAN NEVER BE COMPROMISED OR EXCEEDED BY HIS LOYALTY TO ODM-K AND PNU.

    MWAI KIBAKI FIRED MS. NAOMI SIDI UNFAIRLY TO SAVE THE SKIN OF HIS FRIEND – THE ONE WHO PERMANENTLY WEARS LIPSTICK. WHY CANNOT MWAI KIBAKI BE MAN ENOUGH TO RELIEVE ALL TOP OFFICIALS OF KENYA AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND KENYA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY TO PAVE THE WAY FOR COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE AFFAIRS OF THE AVIATION INDUSTRY IN KENYA.

    AT LIGHTNING SPEED, MWAI KIBAKI DISPOSED OF MS. NAOMI SIDI BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN. WHY CANNOT MWAI KIBAKI DEAL WITH HIS LIPSTICK FRIEND WITH SIMILAR LIGHTNING SPEED OR IS THERE A GAY CLUB HERE?

    IF MWAI KIBAKI WAS TO CLEAN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY, HE WOULD BE HONOURING KONES, KHALIF, AND MANY OTHER MEN WHO HAV DIED IN PLANE CRASHES IN KENYA. FROM PAST EXPERIENCE, I DOUBT WHETHER IT WILL EVER BE IN MWAI KIBAKI’S MIND TO HONOUR A WOMAN SUCH AS LORNA LABOSO.

    MWAI KIBAKI IS DEFINITELY NOT WATCHING BBC NEWS AND DOCUMENTARIES ON ZIMBABWE. WHY CANNOT MWAI KIBAKI BE MAN ENOUGH TO WATCH THE BBC NEWS ON ZIMBABWE AND EDUCATE HIMSELF THAT WHAT MUGABE AND HIS SECURITY MEN ARE DOING TO ZIMBABWEANS IS A MIRROR IMAGE OF WHAT KIBAKI’s MEN DID TO KENYANS. WHY CANNOT MWAI KIBAKI BE MAN ENOUGH AND MOVE FAST (AND HE HAS ALL THE POWER AND THE GOODWILL OF KENYANS TO DO SO) TO BRING HEALING AN RECONCILIATION IN KENYA?

    MWAI KIBAKI SHOWS HIS CONTEMPT FOR THE WOMEN AND MOTHERS OF KENYA BY RETAINING HIS BUNCH OF AGED FRIENDS, THE RACHITECTS OF A BLOATED GOVERNMENT, WHILE SHOWING THE BETTER-PERFORMING WOMEN THE DOOR. WHY CANNOT MWAI KIBAKI BE MAN ENOUGH TO SERVE ALL KENYANS (MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, ORPHANS, BEREAVED) WITH IMPARTIALITY?

    IF THE GOVERNMNENT OF MWAI KIBAKI IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT FOR KIKUYUS ONLY (AND MOSTLY KIKUYU MEN), WHY HAVE MWAI KIBAKI’S ETHNIC BROTHERS NOT BEEN CHARGED FOR THE FOLLOWING CRIMES:

    1. The forceful circumcision of some Luo men in Central and Eastern provinces after Mwai Kibaki suffered defeat. Thomas said, “until I see the wounds on his hands, I will not believe” and I say, until at least ten or more criminals from Central and Eastern provinces have been charged with forcibly circumcising some Luo men, I will not believe in Kibaki’s so-called justice. The victims may be too ashamed to come forward but they should be given an opportunity to document their ordeal with an international human rights organization.

    Why have the Kenya Police not called on Kenyans who were forcibly circumcised to come forward and record their ordeal discretly?

    2. The BBC reported that a “meeting was held in State House, Nairobi, under senior government officials and subsequently a squad of mungiki killers was sent to Naivasha and Nakuru to kill. The police were ordered to stay clear of the squad to allow them a safe and quick passage to Naivasha where they roasted people alive.

    What steps have the Kenya Police taken to investigate the BBC report? Until Eric Kiraithe holds a press conference to inform Kenyans of all those involved in the State House-sanctioned killings and until the suspects are arrested and arraigned in court, I will not believe Mwai Kibaki’s so-called justice and due process.

    3. The policeman from Kibaki’s ethnic group who massacred over 20 youths in Kericho town single-handedly and who was later shot in the arm by a fellow policeman to stop him from further killings has to be arrested. Until this mass killer of a policeman is produced in court and charged with the offence, I will not believe Mwai Kibaki’s so-called justice and due process.

    MWAI KIBAKI AND MARTHA KARUA SEE JUSTICE AS “THAT PUNISHMENT THAT IS DOLED OUT TO KALENJINS AND LUOS FOR ATTACKING KIKUYUS” What a short-sighted and dangerous seed to plant in this lop-sided and ethnicity-driven view of justice in a country that has done so much for an individual as it has for Mwai Kibaki. How selfish can a leader who has been given an undeserved second chance be not keen to contemplate doing the bare minimum to heal his country – have neutral people deal with the explosive issue of “Election Fraud and its Aftermath”.

    The World – UN, USA, UK, EU, amongst others – is playing it low on Kenya right now. This does not mean that they support Mwai Kibaki. They are too intelligent to support a thief. They are playing it low in the hope of sustaining the stability that is in Kenya right now. Their hands are full with Zimbabwe right now.

    It does not mean that Kenyans should sit still or stay mum while Mwai Kibaki is giving out doses of tribalism in the name of justice. The Sotik eruption is reminder to Mwai Kibaki not to try and fool Kenyas because they are going to remember this for a long time.

    THE ONLY OPTION FOR MWAI KIBAKI TO ENSURE THAT JUSTICE, PEACE, AND UNITY RETURN TO KENYA IS FOR HIM TO BE MAN ENOUGH AND APPOINT TWO FRESH AND NEUTRAL INDIVIDUALS TO THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. AMOS WAKO IS AS GOOD AS AN ATTONEY GENERAL WHO EXISTS ONLY IN WORD BUT NOT IN DEED.

    THE ISSUE OF JUSTICE IN KENYA RIGHT NOW IS SO WEIGHTY THAT IT DESERVES EXTRA-ORDINARY MEASURES AND EXTRA-ORDINARY INDIVIDUALS TO MANAGE THE PROCESS. RETAINING MARTHA KARUA AS JUSTICE MINISTER IS A JOKE!!!!!

  31. pato says:

    How,maru, do you write 10 paragraphs or so of sheer nonsense. In 2002, Mungiki was dead and buried by the michuki offensive. Images of toddlers being razed in churches by your ‘democratic’ thugs and rapists revived it.

    Violence and wanton murder of innocent people is dangerous because it does not just happen to others, it has a way of coming back to you. Kalenjins do not have a monopoly of murderers and rapists. every group has its mad men and while people like you are safely wiping tables at KFC outlets in Jersey, there are millions of your compatriots still here.

    So clpa your hands in glee at the fate of the miserable IDPs, just remember the old swalihi tale of en who dig pits to trap their neighbours.

  32. arthur says:

    RAILA IS MY NOMINEE FOR THE 2008 NOBEL-PEACE-PRIZE,NO ONE ELSE DESERVES IT MORE THAT AGWAMBO THIS YEAR.

    FACTS WHY HE IS THE NOMINEE AND THE LAUREATE TO BE..!!!

    1-WON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SAND WAS STOLEN FROM HIM BLATANTLY.
    2-SAID TO FELLOW KENYANS WHO ELECTED HIM AFTER SEEING THE COUNTRY BLEEDING AND BEING TORN APART KOSOVO WAY THAT “OUR COUNTRY KENYA IS BIGGER THAN MYSELF RAILA AND ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER,HENCE LET US BE ONE COUNTRY AND KIBAKI CONTINUE HIS PRESIDENCY AND LETS’ LIVE IN PEACE”..THE PRESIDENCY KIBAKI STOLE FROM HIM.
    HENCE BRINGING BACK PEACE TO A NATION THAT WAS MOVING DOWN THE GENOCIDE ROAD.
    3-HE ACCEPTED TO BE GIVEN THE “ZERO-POWER PREMIER,JUST FOR THE SAKE OF THE COUNTRYS’ PEACE AND THATS WHAT HE IS USING TO WORK FOR THIS NATION “UNDER” KIBAKI.
    4-HE ACCEPTED EVEN TO WORK WITH HIS POLITICAL NEMESIS AND “JUDAS” KALONZO MUSYOKA IN THE SAME CABINET,WITH OTHER M.P’S AND MINISTERS WHO KEPT ON ABUSING HIM AS AGWAMBO DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIODS AND AFTER HE WON THE PRESIDENCY AND THEN THEY STOLE.

    SO RAILA AMOLO ODINGA IS THE OBVIOUS NOMINEE FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE THIS YEAR,LET THEM GIVE IT TO HIM,HE DESERVES IT YESTERDAY,TODAY AND TOMMORROW,FOR HE SAVED OUR COUNTRY COZ HE LOVES US,THE NATION AND MORE TAHN ANYTHING ELSE HE LOVES PEACE.

    ARTHUR.

  33. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.eastandard.net/news/?id=1143989137&cid=4

    IT IS MY PRAYER AND HOPE THAT WE WILL NOT BE SEARCHING NGONG FOREST FOR THEM

  34. Turncoat says:

    i HAVE SAID BEFORE THAT THIS IS A WAR WHICH WE MUST FIGHT FROM ALL FRONTS. SAMPLE THIS MAIL ON THE ANTI-OBAMA WEBBLOG

    Anonymous to me
    show details Jun 22 (4 days ago) Reply

    Anonymous has left a new comment on the post “NEW ANTI-OBAMA BLOG”:

    we`ll you americans can vote for anything provided it speaks…ok………just ask yourselves WHAT is Obama delivering you from? ..BUSH …Bush did what needed doing…..and as for Obama ,,,,,,,since i`m in Kenya ,,,its either my hallucination or there was an uncanny resemblance between Barack and very the opposition here which had turned to violence here after the election dispute……….
    1.) over reliance on community canvassing

    2.)overreliance on small donors (M-PESA–THE MOBILE PHONE CASH TRANSFER) FROM POOR AFRICAN FARMERS AND SLUM DWELLERS..

    3.) A POLITICAL BASE FOUNDED ON ETHNIC OR TRIBAL,,,AFFILIATIONS INSTEAD OF BASIC FACTS

    4.)MADE FOR TV SPEECHES …..

    5.)AND BOTH USED THE CAMPAIGN THEME —CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN—WITH THE KENYAN OPPOSITION BEING THE FIRST TO DO IT AND BARACK COPYING IT…

    AND U MIGHT WISH TO KNOW BARACKS DAD, HAILS FROM THE OPPOSSION HOME REGION

    that too from a guy who cant spell opposition. wololo

  35. Turncoat says:

    hallucinating bamboozler

  36. pato says:

    Arthur,

    Better than a nobel, why dont we cannonize him and call him St. Raila, patron saint of coups and ethnic cleansing pogroms?

    Ati nobel prize? hahahahahaha. the man who was on BBC before the whole world justifying the burning and rape of toddlers just because they happen to be kikuyus? give me a break. If he was given a nobel, am sure all other great nobel laureates would hand back their titles.

    One Zimbabwean I met in Nairobi said raila’s comments about impending genocide in his country had been met with laughter given that the talk was coming from a man who owes his position to the slaughter, rape and displacement of hundreds of thousands of innocent peasants, a bloody record stretching back from 1982. anyway, pigs in a pigsty can always point fingers and call each other dirty.

    This shameless idolization of a mere mortal makes me wonder if we are not simply exchanging one tribal cabal for a bunch of nazi like goons

  37. Turncoat says:

    More than the Nobel Prize, Raila will be crowned a Kikuyu elder.

  38. pato says:

    hahahaha true that turncoat, saint Raila, king of the kyuks.

  39. tnk says:

    I usually like Kipkorirs comments but this

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=2&newsid=126220

    is off the mark

    creating of family/clan monarchies is where we are trying to get away from. There are MPs who’ve been in parliament since 1963 todate 45 years (a guy born 1963 could get a child 1983 and that child would in 2003 get a grandchild, and yet this MP still sits on the throne, then what hand it over to his family?

    No bwana kipkorir, we do not want political dynasties and monarchies, we already have enough of these, what we want is sound leadership, not sympathy holders of office.

  40. tnk says:

    kimunya and kibaki have defrauded kenyans, pure and simple

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=1&newsid=126243

    and acted against the interest of kenyans and thus not upheld the constitution of kenya.

  41. Railkamuodho says:

    Fellow Kenyans,
    This act by Kimunya and his ilk is the most damning betrayal of the Kenyan people led by their “tumbo”. All Kenyans of goodwill should reject this crime in the best ways possible- demonstrations. The PM should lead all the MPs in Parliament in rejecting this minister through a vote of no-confidence and also eject Libyan Embassy from Nairobi. We simply cannot sit down and allow our meagre resource go down the drain via a cartel. Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga. and other leaders of substance should meet and shed a new path to democracy. We are tired of this regime. Full stop.
    If there was nothing sinister, then the transaction should have been above the board. Yes, we shall never allow our country to go down the drain. MPs from the ODM family and PNU and affiliate should meet and chart a new course for our nation. All Kenyans from all tribes are tired of being taken for granted.

  42. Railkamuodho says:

    By the way, most of us who are crossbreeds are tired of a system that cares less about the common man and woul be better off with someone else lead our nation and respect the institutions and give all Kenyans access to the basic necessities.
    I may be called a rebel or a flipflopper but I guess my call has been respect for human life especially in the R.V and also corrupt-free society. Unfortunately most of our politicians are men-eaters and will use any opportunity to enrich themselves. If Kimunya somehow has pocketed some money (which I suspect he has), his end is written on the wall. Many of us will ask God to make him pay for that. And our similarly gluttonous MPs may not have the courage to ask him to resign. Kudos to JAMES ORENGO. May God give you and the likes of Kabando many years to fight for our course. Soon we will join you there in the august house

  43. tnk says:

    spot on Railka

    but strike Uhuru’s name from your list. Uhuru contravened the regulation of nominating councillors and went against not only the numbers allowed but also the wrong mix as per the strengths of representation, a clear abuse of office that Musalia is now in the process of rectifying.

    I am tired of these corrupt and politically and ideological bankrupt MPs. THats why our neigboring countries are now totally suspicious and wary of doing trade with us.

    http://www.eastandard.net/news/?id=1143989247&cid=4

    any respect and confidence our neighbors had has been eroded and can now treat our countrymen like rubbish

  44. tnk says:

    we need to resort to mass action to force these crooks to resign

    link to uhuru’s rubbish

    http://politics.nationmedia.com/inner.asp?sid=2046

    kibaki is not going to fire any of these guys

    and by the way guys, do you remember earlier on i touched on the subject of performance and conflict resolution and its now here. theoretically the PM should instigate disciplinary action against these errant ministers, but first will RAO do what is right and not just politics and 2nd will kibaki do anything at all, and if not then what? its all come far too fast and way too soon. would like to see how the events unfold

    vote of no confidence is the way to go, i hope and call on all upright smaller parties and ODM-K upright MPs if kibaki does not fire these two ministers

  45. Maru Kapkatet says:

    ON THE GRAND REGENCY HOTEL – DOES RAILA HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO LEAD?

    I love Raila but oftentimes he disappoints me terribly. As days go by, Raila is beginning to trust Mwai Kibaki more and more and this is dangerous for Kenya. Hon. PM Raila Odinga, I tell you that if you stumble today and fall, Kibaki will not give you a helping hand but a boot to send you flying into the abyss.

    PM Raila, you have to look back over your shoulders at all times. I have never been happy with some actions taken by PM Raila and some words uttered by PM Raila.

    1. PM Raila fails to have Kibaki appoint two assistant ministers for finance from ODM as he did with internal security and provincial administration. If you are outnumbered and outmuscled, you become a mere spectator. I suspect that Hon. Oburu Odinga is a mere spectator in the ministry of finance.

    The Grand Regency hotel saga has proven me right in so many ways, The last we heard about Oburu was during the Cabinet announcement. The complex and well-guarded (minister of finance, PS of finance, and central bank governor are all Kibaki’s tribesmen) developments in the Grand Regency hotel saga may have left poor Oburu a bewildered spectator.

    Mwai Kibaki fought hard to get a second term and at the expense of thousands of Kenyan lifes so that his associates could control the economy through Equity Bank and various acquisitions which I am sure they have lined up.

    PM Raila is playing ball with the thieves. What is he going to tell Kenyans at the next general elections?

    When Kibaki met with some bank representatives at the Grand Regency hotel to announce money to be loaned to farmers and which is to be disbursed by Equity Bank, I found it odd that Kibaki would be holding his meeting at a hotel under controversy. I suggested that Kibaki was showing off his and his associates’ latest acquisition. How dead accurate I was!

    Minister of Agriculture, William Ruto, was a t hand to praise the loan to farmers without questioning why AFC was not the one to disburse the loans to farmers. Why Equity Bank. Secondly, Minister Ruto did not ask why they were meeting at a premise that a parliamentary committee was investigating to ascertain the ownership of and should have suggested that the meeting be held at Harambee house.

    Unless ODM digs deeper beyond the surface on issues, the smart Kibaki men are going to make them accomplices in many scandals without the ODM leadership getting to know about it until it is too late.

    PM RAILA WILL SUCCEED IN HIS WORK IF HE REALIZES THAT AMOS KIMUNYA IS THE FACE OF KIBAKI INNER CIRCLE’S GREED ANT TRIBALISM. KIMUNYA IS THE FINANCE MINISTER FOR A PURPOSE.

    PM Raila has to be very smart like Moi was. Moi said something the other day, the import of which many Kenyans did not realize. Commenting on remarks by the media to the effect that Moi had tasked James Kanyottu to study a possible ticket of Uhuru as president and Raila as PM, Moi said that the world of intelligence is complex and denied that he tasked Kanyottu as stated.

    What I got from Moi’s statement is that Kanyottu’s intelligence was the garbage one that Moi would not use and that Moi was using intelligence from other sources. PM Raila has to have an independent intelligence network that will tap into FBI services if need be. PM Raila has to be one step ahead of Kibaki even if it is not officially so.

    I WOULD LIKE PM RAILA ODINGA TO USE WHATEVER CREDIBLE SOURCES HE CAN GET HOLD OF TO DETERMINE HOW GADAFFI PAID FOR THE GRAND REGENCY HOTEL.

    I SUSPECT THAT MUAMMAR GADDAFFI, IF INDEED HE BOUGHT THE GRAND REGENCY HOTEL, MAY HAVE PAID THE MONEY TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT FOR THE MASSIVE WEAPONS AND BULLETS THAT MWAI KIBAKI AND HIS MEN IMPORTED TO KILL KENYANS PROTESTING THE ELECTORAL FRAUD OF DECEMBER 2007 IN EXCHANGE FOR THE HOTEL.

    IF ONE UNDERSTANDS THE POLITICS OF KENYA VERY WELL, ONE SHOULD BE ALARMED AT THE MENTION OF GADDAFFI AS THE BUYER OF THE HOTEL. WHY GADDAFFI. IN WHAT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS JOURNAL WAS THE SALE OF THE HOTEL ADVERTISED IN?

    WHEJN I SUSAPECT SOMETHING, CHANCES THAT I AM RIGHT ARE IMMENSE. THE CHINESE ARE VERY STINGY WITH MONEY MATTERS AND OFTEN DEMAND PROMPT PAYMENT. TO CONCLODE THE ISSUE QUICKLY AND IN A WELL-HIDDEN WAY, MWAI KIBAKI MAY HAVE APPROACHED GADDAFFI AND REMINDED HIM THAT THEY BOTH HAVE DISDAIN FOR MOI.

    2. At the Kones funeral, PM Raila stated that the plane crash that killed Kones, Lorna Laboso, and the other two “may have been an accident”. Raila’s statement was dumbfoundingly disappointing.

    PM Raila should not be playing into Kibaki’s hands and speaking for him. Let the professionals do their job and let them be the ones to release information. The problem we have in many African countries is that leaders masquerade as experts in everything.

    Raila has to be aware that Kibaki is Raila’s foe 24/7. For the sake of Kenya, Raila has to do his job independently and not become the new Joseph Kamotho for Mwai Kibaki. PM Raila has to have his network of advisers (and Raila has a large reservoir of great minds) dissect Kibaki’s actions and advise the PM on the best course of action.

    3. Raila accepted to have his man who is over 55 years appointed PS. THIS WAS TERRIBLY WRONG, MR. RAILA. YOU HAVE TO RESPECT RULES EVEN IF THEY ARE STUPID. I am not against any Kenyan but I would like to see rules and laws govern the country if Kenya is to be a modern and developed state one day. PM Raila is no longer in a position to speak for the women PSs whose contracts were terminated yet their performance was not matched by Kibaki’s men.

    4. PM Raila agreed to attend and endorse a report he did not co-author and whose contents, I suspect, had not been revealed to the PM before the meeting. If a leader goes to any meeting, endorses all that goes on in that meeting, that leader cannot come out and start speaking for a just Kenya. PM Raila has to develop an MO (modus operandi) that keeps him connected to ordinary Kenyans at all times and makes it possible for him to serve Kenyans without partiality.

    As I watch the PM, I am beginning to fear that he may soon replace Alfred Mutua as Kibaki’s parrot.

    WHAT EXCUSE IS THERE FOR PM RAILA ODINGA TO BE UNABLE TO SERVE ALL KENYANS AND PROTECT THE DIGNITY AND RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF KENYA, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO HAVE THEIR GOVERNMNET MANAGE THE TRANSFER OF GRAND REGENCY HOTEL TO CENTRAL BANK AND TO DISPOSE OF IT TRASPARENTLY AND ACCORDING TO THE LAW?

    I am disappointed that PM Raila asked Ringera, publicly, for a report on the Grand Regency hotel and the PM never bothered to keep Kenyans informed of the progress of his request.

    PLEASE PM RAILA: KENYAS ARE WITH YOU, SERVE THEM; THE USA GOVERNMENT IS WITH YOU, USE THEM; EU IS WITH YOU, USE THEM. THESE GOVERNMENTS DO NOT RESPECT A THIEF AND WORSE STILL ONE WHO IS NOT WASTING TIME IN SHOWING HIS STEALING PROWESS.

    MWAI KIBAKI, LIKE ROBERT MUGABE, IS A DISASTER FOR KENYA. THE WORLD GAVE HIM AN UNDESERVED SECOND CHANCE TO LEAD KENYANS BUT WHAT KENYANS ARE GETTING FROM HIM IS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN AND OTHER TRIBES, EXTORTION, AND FUL TIME SERVICE TO A CLIQUE OF HIS BUDDIES.

    HOW CAN A MINISTER OF FINANCE MISLEAD KENYANS AND THE WHOLE WORLD ABOUT THE GRAND REGENCY HOTEL WHILE KNOWING WHAT HAD TRANSPIRED. A SHAMELESS THIEF, AMOS KIMUNYA IS. THEY STOLE THE PRESIDENCY AND NOW THEY ARE STEALING EVERYTHING ELSE AND PM RAILA CANNOT DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. AFRICA, CRY OUR BELOVED CONTINENT. OUR LEADERS ARE FAILING US.

  46. Maru Kapkatet says:

    MWAI KIBAKI’S KENYA IS A MIRROR IMAGE OF ROBERT MUGABE’S ZIMBABWE

    1. Mwai Kibaki defeated in a referendum, Robert Mugabe is defeated in a referendum

    2. Mwai Kibaki is defeated in presidential elections but refuses to leave and instead declares himself the winner and fly to an African Union summit is Ethiopia, Robert Mugabe defeated in presidential elections but refuses to leave but will instead declare himself the winner and fly out to an African Union summit in Egypt

    3. Emilio Mwai Kibaki is a staunch catholic, Robert Gilbert Gabriel Mugabe is a staunch catholic

    4. Mwai Kibaki has Alfred Mutua, Robert Mugabe has Bright Mutonga (perfect parrots)

    5. Mwai Kibaki has Augustine Njoroge (the super loyal army commander who conducted a mockery of a swearing-in rehearsal before last year’s general elections and in which he had two rehearsals. In one rehearsal and a decent one at that, Njoroge had Kibaki being sworn in and in the other rehearsal which was nothing but a mockery and a warning to Raila, Njoroge had himself being sworn in apparently following a coup should Raila have been declared the winner), Robert Mugabe has Constantine Chiwenga (the super loyal army commander who has vowed never to salute Tsvangirai and instead would stage a coup if Tsvangirai is declared the winner)

    6. Mwai Kibaki is a bankrupt leader who has divided Kenyans along ethnic lines and is clinging on to serve his buddies who call him ” Dear Muthee”, Robert Mugabe is a bankrupt leader who has divided Zimbabweans and is clinging on to serve his cronies who call him “Dear Leader”

    7. Mwai Kibaki presents himself to Kenyans as an intellectual out to build Kenya but is instead building his cronies, Robert Mugabe presents himself to Zimbabweans as an intellectual building Zimbabwe but while the majority of his people are starving to death, Mugabe’s cronies are getting fatter and fatter both in body and in their pockets

    FINAL NOTE: DESPITE A CLOUD OF HOPELESSNESS IN KENYA, IT IS ENCOURAGING TO SEE MR. MOSES WETANGULA, KENYA’S MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, COMING OUT OF OTHERS’ SHADOWS AND IS NOW DOING A GREAT JOB AND DEFINING HIS OWN IDENTITY AS FOREIGN MINISTER.

    The late Robert Ouko was a great foreign affairs minister who defined his own identity as the most able Kenyan chief envoy who painted Kenya as a good country despite international outcry at Kenya’s leadership. It was during Robert Ouko’s tenure that even President George Bush Senior wagged his finger (tingisa kidole) for Moi at a summit in Brazil.

  47. Jane says:

    Watch this space, talk of ODM and the whole business of talking about the speck in their neighbour’s eye while there is a log in their eye.

    1.Grand regency and Gaddaffi . What are PM Raila Odinga’s comments on this issue so far. Only RAO and the inner circle ODM might know the real Gaddaffi family- ODM link.

    2. Zimbabwe and africa political issues;
    Gordon Brown, what elections were held in Britain when he took over as the PM for Britain.So what moral authority does he have to comment on Zimbabwe presidential elections.

    Is RAO now a puppet of USA and UK like Tsangira. Why did RAO have to go to brief US on how he is working in Government. Who has ever heard or seen USA or UK ministers come to brief Kenya on how their Government is working. Is Rao accountable to Kenya parliament or to America?.

    America and UK are a mess and have caused alot of suffering to humanity including Zimbabwe. America and UK forced themselves into Iraq, the consequence is the mess we have today in reduced oil production and high oil prices.

    America and UK forced themselves to Somalia. What we see today is a shell and a mess of a country.

    America and UK forced themselves to Zimbabwe, using Tsangirai to feed them with false hood and propaganda. Antagoning a once beautiful country, Imposing Economic sanctions, etc.these nations are a real problem to the world.

    RAO must be carefull on his dealings with America and EU. He must not be a sell-out to these nations and their messy way of antagonising Nations. Tsangirai has been
    a real sell-out for his Country. His hunger and greed for power, none can satisfy.

    Long live Zimbabwe. God bless Zimbabwe.

  48. tnk says:

    interesting

    its no coincidence that Jane was a regular here while the heat was on for a stolen election and she is now back that there is the grand regency scam. and as always with sufficient smoke bombs to throw around

  49. Maru Kapkatet says:

    MWAI KIBAKI’S LEADERSHIP STINKS!

    This is Mwai Kibaki’s Vision 2012:

    1. PHASE ONE: Steal and secure the presidency at a projected cost of about 3,000 dead Kenyans. The key players for phase one include John Michuki as the CEO and the entire provincial administration and internal security apparatus, the Kenya army, and Ugandan army. The status of this phase: DONE AND COMPLETE

    2. Phase Two: Take ownership of the Grand Regency hotel, dispose of it and pocket the loot.

    WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF THE MASSIVE GRAND REGENCY HOTEL CORRUPTION SCANDAL?

    The Grand Regency hotel scandal is Mwai Kibaki’s phase two flagship project and here is the list of the key players and their roles:

    Three categories of players were identified for PROJECT GRAND REGENCY HOTEL NYAKUA. The categories are: THE CHIEF ENABLER, THE DIRECT PLAYERS, AND THE PERIPHERAL PLAYERS.

    1. THE CHIEF ENABLER: Mwai Kibaki was the undisputed person for this position and his cut of the loot must have been a lion’s share. Mwai Kibaki’s role was to ensure that the ministry of finance was not taken by ODM and that all the top officials in the ministry of finance were tusted people from home, Mwai Kibaki’s homeboys.

    Mwai Kibaki delivered on this by appointing the dynamic and Kenya’s greediest man, Amos Kimunya, as the minister of finance. Mwai Kibaki also went on to appoint more homeboys to the treasury – Kinyua (I love this man and I think he is in the wrong company) as the permanent secretary and Prof. Ndungu as the governor of Central Bank.

    Mwai Kibaki did his part by appointing the right people for the DIRECT PLAYERS category.

    Mwai Kibaki also took care of business by ensuring that he had the right people in the category of PERIPHERAL PLAYERS. These are the individuals that were tasked to watch, gurad, and divert attention. Mwai Kibaki ensured that he had the right people for this category as well.

    The notable players under this category of PERIPHERAL PLAYERS are Aaron Ringera at the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, the experienced and long-serving Francis Muthaura as Head of the Civil Service. Both these men are Mwai Kibaki’s cousins in that they come from an ethnic group related to Mwai Kibaki’s own ethnic group.

    After delevering on his role, the next thing Mwai Kibaki did was to wait for his cut of the loot and it had to be the lion’s share.

    2. THE DIRECT PLAYERS: With Amos Kimunya as the CEO of the DIRECT PLAYERS category, Mwai Kibaki was assured of the scessful completion of the Phase Two flagship project. If you are a Kenyan and a good student of Kenyan politics and the mode of operation of Kenyan politicians, it would not take you two looks to determine what sort of person Amos Kimunya is.

    He is the embodiment of greed and tribalism. He sees the banks, hotels, office buildings, apartment buildings, tea plantations, coffee plantations, KACC positions, and he wishes he could have them all and if he could not he would prefer that thye go to MEN (not women) of his tribe.

    He did not fail Mwai Kibaki and delivered. Amos Kimunya appeared before the prliamentary finance committee and whom he showed his disdain for and went on to LIE to them that the Grand Regency hotel had not been sold.

    The foolish and greedy Amos Kimunya was so naive that he trusted Ringera and Muthaura to do their part. THEY SAY THAT A THIEF HAS FORTY DAYS IN WHICH TO HIDE AND CONCEAL HIS DEEDS AND AFTER THAT THE THIEF IS EXPOSED.

    I hate to say anything negative about Mr. Joseph Kinyua. I think he has done a lot for Kenya even in the midst of hyenas (nyangaus)

    I wonder what the cut of the loot the individuals in the DIRECT PLAYERS category received. Definitely, Amos kimunya’s cut must have been the highest in the category.

    3. THE PERIPHERAL PLAYERS: The leading player in this category is Aaron Ringera. He makes over 1.5 million shillings every month. He calls himself a devoted christian. While the people of Kenya work so hard to pay Aaron Ringera a huge salary which he does not deserve, Ringera is busying himself fleecing Kenyans.

    Ringera prides himself as the guardian of law and the courageous man who “ridded Kenya of corrupt Judges”. Ringera knows the Bible very well and all I can tell Ringera is that he is the hypocrite and pharasee that Lord Jesus talked about a lot.

    Ringera has spend hundreds of millions of Kenyan taxpayers travelling the world “to follow and investigate money stolen from Kenyans”. The only thing that he has been doing is visiting night clubs to seek pleasure which “his christianity” canot allow him to enjoy in Kenya.

    I always wonder how Aaron Ringera feels whenever he meets Justice Waki. What crops up in Ringera’s mind whenever he meets the many Judges whom he accused unfairly?

    The best part of Ringera’s career was during Moi’s time. The Ringera we now know is nothing but a shameless thief taking from poor Kenyans waht he does not derserve in form of salary and helping conceal major scandals such as the Grand Regency hotel one.

    Mwai Kibaki did not retain Francis Muthaura as Head of Civil Service for nothing. In getting ride of women civil servants and reatining the past-retirement age men, Mwai Kibaki knew what he was doing.

    They knew that it is only Francis Muthaura who could scare all the civil servants that knew about the Grand Regency hotel into shutting up. Francis Muthaura could be relied on to tell the civil servants, starting with the permanent secreatries, all the way down to the messengers who moved the documents around to “SAY NOTHING OR THEY ARE DEAD MEAT”.

    Francis Muthaura succeeded to an extent by keeping Mr. James Orengo, the minister of lands and whose minsitry played a key role in the acquition and “sale” of the Grand Regency hotel completely ignorant of what had taken place. It was only by the grace of God that a junior civil servant in the ministry of lands brought Mr. James Orengo into the loop by telling telling the minister what had taken place.

    Francis Muthaura is the overseer of a clique of civil servant thieves and killers causing mayhem in Kenya and preventing Prime Minister Raila Odinga from doing his job.

    While some of Kibaki’s men are busy extorting and looting, others are busy eliminating others. Hon. Raila Odinga has to look over his shoulders at all times to ensure his own safety and to protect his integrity. Otherwise, Hon. Raila Odinga will soon be an involuntary participant in massive scandals.

    MWAI KIBAKI’S LEADERSHIP STINKS!!

  50. tnk says:

    http://www.eastandard.net/news/?id=1143989371&cid=4

    whereas I applaud the effort of these MPs and leaders I am not convinced of the methodology

    Last year or the other year we saw for the first time a cabinet minister (Charity Ngilu then minister of health) humiliated by police acting under the instructions of Michuki

    Nothing has changed in terms of how the few power brokers or kitchen cabinet as is popularly called still call the shots.

    We do not want another round of tear-gas and cat & mouse games. We want a parliament with teeth to reign in corrupt ministers and public service officers.

    Mass action with protests and demonstrations should be the last resort and can only achieve results when life is lost and/or many maimed. We are willing to do this, but the MPs must pull their weight and use the instruments and resources available to them which include reasoning with the errant ministers and officers to step down, as well as read their manuals of operation and come up with firm steps to take. Only when this has failed should the public be mobilised to launch decisive protest action.

  51. Railkamuodho says:

    Jane,
    You need to grow up and discuss substance here. We should stop throwing spanners on an issue of such magnitude. Kiminya has done Kenya deservice and James Orengo did the right thing to expose him for who he is- a liar. When I look at his stint at the helm of finance ministry, I do not see any policies that are good for Kenya. Infact had Mwiraria not involved himself with the Anglo leasing scandal, he was the best finance minister Kenya has had so far. He put policies and measures that were good for this country. He was brought down by a scandal that he only signed and never actually took any penny.
    Kimunya on the other hand is the architect of the Grand Regency saga and must be held into account. I have faith that the PM will cancel this deal and that the hotel will revert to Kenyans. Since this hotel makes profit, it should be listed at the bourse and Kenyans buy shares. The total income of the hotel surpusses that of UCHUMI and yet we saved the giant supermaket. We will not take less than the real value of the hotel.
    On Kimunya insisting that the MPs are against him because of the taxation issue, I doubt this reasoning and he should know that we are not stupid

  52. Railkamuodho says:

    Honarable Kimunya will not fool Kenyans. The president and the PM should know that this hotel means a lot to Kenyans as it reminds them of the goldenburg scandal every time they go downtown. The only way to heal this wound is for them to take over this monument of shame and convert it to a monument of honor and profit.

  53. Railkamuodho says:

    Kenyans,
    We should not allow the Libyans to colonize Kenya. Why does the president think that brother Gadaffi is Kenyans savior. We need to grow up and know that as a country, we have enough manpower and resources to buy properties. Kenyans in diaspora can buy such properties. Ask the Kenya Community Abroad (KCA) and they will mobilize Kenyans of all walks of life to buy shares.

  54. pato says:

    Yeah mass action indeed. Let do it. Lets burn a few more kikuyu kids in a church. Grand regency is a shame. Come on People, Prepare yourself for round two of the slaughter/rape spree. lets liberate our country. We will rape our way t democracy and freedom!

  55. pato says:

    By the way yall you brave ODM warriors. There was a photo of a 9 year old Mercy Wanjiru who escaped the Kiambaa fire albeit with most of her limbs burnt off. Go on take a look at the little girl whose maiming raila justified on BBc ati because she and other kids were ‘raiders attacking the Kalenjin’

    Go on dont be ashamed. Take a look at your work. let your hearts swell with pride. Who knows? maybe one day we will make statue to honour your brave murderers and rapists, who with little regard t their own personal safety, bravely attacked 9 year old girls, gang raped them then strangled them to death in Timboroa.

  56. Turncoat says:

    Talk of fixation.

    In the book of Hosea, the Lord asks Hosea to remain faithful to his otherwise unfaithful wife. Like Hosea, ODM is now faced with the ordous task of explaining its marriage to the people. Mobitelea came and went. Grand regency well, i can tell you two weeks from now the headlines will be screaming something else and yes…kenyans will be thinking of something else.

    Asking for explanations and constituting commitees amounts to nothing is substantive action cannot be taken. A unilateral decision for sale cannot be deemed as final if the sale is void according to the law AB INITIO. Does that mean the every time Kimunya’s hammer falls there will be a a piece of kenya’s property going with it. of course in exchange for 30 pieces of Silver.

    Time is of the essence. In Hosea’s time there was not AIDS, there was not FIDA, BUT THERE WERE OTHER PROPHETS WHO THE PEOPLE CHOSE TO LISTEN TO. WE ARE WATCHING AND DECIEDING WHO THE FALSE PROPHETS ARE. THERE ARE MANY WHO WILL CRY WOLF BUT FEW WILL HAVE THE COURAGE TO DELIVER THE FINAL BLOW.

  57. Turncoat says:

    The grand regency was not stolen from the LUOS or from the LUHYAS. The proceeds did not benefit the KIKUYUS. Clemanacy was not give to the wahindis (Asians). Justice has been denied to all the kenyans. Narrow down to the itsy bitsy details.

    Always remember that Mugabe started out as a nationalist.

  58. Turncoat says:

    Unfortunately this is how the present govt works

    Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence
    > at the State House
    > in Nairobi ; one from Kisumu, another from Kakamega
    > and the third, from
    > Kiambu.
    >
    > They go with a State House official to examine the
    > fence. The Kisumu
    > contractor takes out a tape measure and does some
    > measuring, then works
    > some figures with a pencil. “Well”, he says, “I
    > figure the job will run
    > about Ksh 900,000.00: Ksh. 400,000.00 for materials,
    > Ksh 400,000.00 for my
    > crew and Ksh100,000.00 profit for me.”
    >
    > The Kakamega contractor also does some measuring and
    > figuring, then says,
    > “I can do this job for Ksh 700,000.00: Ksh
    > 300,000.00 for materials, Ksh.
    > 300,000.00 for my crew and Ksh 100,000.00 profit for
    > me.”
    >
    > The Kiambu contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but
    > leans over to the
    > State House official and whispers, “Ksh
    > 2,700,000.00.”
    > The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even
    > measure like the other
    > guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”
    >
    > The Kiambu contractor whispers back, “Ksh
    > 1,000,000.00 for me, Ksh
    > 1,000,000.00 for you, and we hire the guy from
    > Kakamega to fix the
    > fence.”
    >
    > “Done!” replies the government official.
    >
    > And friends, that is how it all works!

  59. Railkamuodho says:

    Turncoat,
    You are right!!!! But remove the tribal bug from your above analogy and maybe it will make sense. You will be suprised that all Kenyans scandals have several tribes involved and corruption is immune to all tribes. Maybe the grand regency monument of shame is involving several of them.

  60. Turncoat says:

    The romans of yore punished criminals in the most inhumane way. One of the methods used was to tie a dead baby’s body on the back of a criminal and tie his hands so that he would not be able to remove the corpse.
    As days went by, the maggots from the baby’s body would eat into the criminals back and finally after a few days he too would die.

    ODM may suffer the same fate. It carries on its back a rotten corpse that it must untangle. Otherwise it will suffer the same fate. OUR HANDS ARE TIED IS THEREFORE NOT AN EXCUSE. After all the party is not bigger than the country.

  61. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=1&newsid=126363

    The Ethnic Relations and National Cohesion Commission is useless and a waste of time and resources. I TELL YOU KENYANS THAT NO COMMISSION, HOWEVER BEAUTFUL AND WORDY ITS NAME IS, WILL MAKE KENYANS LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND LIVE PEACEFULLY TOGETHER.

    IT IS ONLY THE ENTRENCHING OF GENUINE DEMOCRACY, RULE OF LAW, AND AVAILING OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES (JUSTICE FOR ALL) TO ALL KENYANS THAT WILL UNITE KENYANS TOGETHER.

    I look at the latest developments in Narc Kenya and I am encouraged that the party is bringing together like-minded politicians (mostly the marginalized young politicians and women) to compete with others to lead Kenya. This is the sort of thing that will unite Kenyans and not commissions or authorities.

    As one looks at Narc Kenya, one will not fail to see anger amongst its officials. It is anger against Mwai Kibaki and his associates of men (some of whom love to wear red lipstick) for their discrimination against women and the young politicians and executives. Narck Kenya is a grouping of mostly younger Kenyans of all tribes for a common purpose.

    Instead of the Ethnic Relations and National Cohesion Commission, which I believe is as useless as the KENYA ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION, it would have been better to form a PEOPLE-ENVIRONMENT CONFLICT RESOLUTION COMMISSION to be headed by Prof. Wangari Mathai.

    I see conflict between people and the environment being one of the top problems in Kenya now and in future. It will threaten to impede development. Alternatively, the conflict between man and the environment may lead (with man having the upper hand) to the degradation of the environment. What are the best ways of protecting the environment while still establishing development projects and meeting the needs of Kenyans?

    Only an expert team/authority/commission could address this enormous problem. Kenya can provide leadership in this area what with having the Nobel laureate, Prof. Wangari Mathai, as one of her eminent citizens.

    If a genuine rule of law existed in Kenya, the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission will be superflous. It is ridiculous that it is the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission under Aaron Ringera (the 2.5 million shillings a month salay man) that is now at the forefront of actively promoting corruption in Kenya.

    I hope that Ms. Martha Karua will refuse the intense private entreaties now coming to her from Amos Kimunya and his associates to “go slow on her demands to be supplied with all the Grand Regency hotel sale documents”.

    Mwai Kibaki has had a great opportunity to provide leadership within East Africa and Africa. The praise from President Jakaya Kikwete to Kenya goes in whole to PM Raila Odinga who has sacrificed the most for Kenya. Mwai Kibaki allowed greed to rule his decisions and in the process has lost to Tanzania the bragging rights for East African leadership.

    IT IS A GREAT FEELING AND SIGHT TO SEE PRESIDENT JAKAYA KIKWETE, ONE OF THE FEW DEMOCRATICALLY-ELECTED AFRICAN PRESIDENTS, PRESIDE OVER THE AFRICAN UNION MEETING IN EGYPT WHILE HIS FELLOW TANZANIAN, MS. ASHA-ROSE MIGITO, THE UNITED NATIONS DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL AND A WOMAN FROM TANZANIA GIVES THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS.

    Tanzania rules Africa.

    In Kenya, Mwai Kibaki has not shown improved leadership, even after being handed the gift of a second term on a silver platter, and continues to sideline women and young Kenyan leaders while engaging in massive corruption.

  62. Anon says:

    @ Jane
    Shame on you. It is the moral responsibility of the whole world to stand up against Mugabe you included. Are we watching different news about Zimbabwe? I have had the honor to speak to Zimbabweans and even miles away from the continent they speak in whispers against Mugabe because they are afraid of what he might do to them or their families back home. I have watched adult men close to tears because of the hopelessness they feel about the situation.

    If Kenya was ruled by a Mugabe/ Saddam like president would you want the world to help or watch from a distance. Remember Rwanda?Whatever you have against the PM and ODM show some compassion to the people of Zimbabwe.

  63. Maru Kapkatet says:

    SEEK TRAVEL EMBARGO FOR THE GRAND REGENCY HOTEL THIEVES:

    Dear Kenyan leaders (led by Hon. Gitobu Imanyara and other MPs) and all other leaders and citizens of Kenya who have the opportunity to do so,

    Please file a petition with the USA, UK and other EU member countries, Canada, Australia, and Japan embassies in Nairobi asking them to impose a travel ban by denying entry visas to the following Kenyan officials who are accused of theft and corruption in the sale of the Grand Regency hotel in Nairobi.

    The culprits who have no regard for the law and the people of Kenya in general and who should be banned from entering the countries mentioned above until a court of law exonerates them if they are innocent are:

    1. Amos Kimunya, Kenya’s Minister for Finance (He is a sick man suffering from an incurable disease of greed. When he was appointed minister for finance, it was like taking a child to a room full of different kinds of candy. Eat and eat and become even oblivious of the outside world or people watching you)

    2. Njuguna Ndungu, Governor of Central Bank of Kenya (Is he the missing link that they found before embarking on the project. Why was Ms. Jacinta Mwatela not confirmed as CBK Governor? Is it because she is ONLY a woman or is it because of the Grand Regency hotel project?)

    3. Moses Wetangula, Kenya’s Minister for Foreign Affairs (There is nothing like conflict of interest in Kenya? What a shame! When the man is starting to do a good job, he is also busy swindling on the side?)

    4. Francis Muthaura, Head of Civil Service in Kenya (also known as the ENFORCER. Accepts nothing but TOTAL MOUTH SHUT)

    5. Aaron Ringera, Director (more appropriately, misdirector of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission. The man has not even a shred of consience at all)

    6. Epharaim Maina, Member of Parliament (He is a veteran in this kind of thing. He is in very familiar territory)

    These individuals have been mentioned adversely in connection with the fraudulent sale of the Grand Regency hotel. The people of Kenya, once again, kindly seek the assistance of the governments of the USA, UK and all other EU member countries, Canada, Australia, and Japan to bring pressure on Mwai Kibaki to take action against the individuals and on the said individuals to accept responsibility for their corruption scandal.

  64. pato says:

    Why not give Kimunya amnesty in the name of National Healing? He stole in the name of democracy. After all, are we not freeing murderers and rapists on those very grounds? what’s the theft of a few shillings compared with human life?

  65. tnk says:

    how is it that you guys that have been absent from this forum resurface when there is a PNU scandal?

  66. Turncoat says:

    Grand Regency today. Posta tommorow. if unchecked these guys will sell Uhuru park and Kenyatta Hospital. HELL They will also sell Kamiti coz the the criminals can afford to stay in Grand regency.

  67. Maru Kapkatet says:

    MWAI KIBAKI’S DISDAIN FOR WOMEN:

    Mwai Kibaki has no time for Kenyan women leaders and this dates back to the eve of new year of 2003.

    On the eve of the new year of 2003, there was a new year’s party in Mombasa State House. Mwai Kibaki had just been sworn in as president of Kenya after winning the presidency in democratically-conducted general elections.

    Mwai Kibaki was still unwell and was on his wheelchair when two women, Cabinet ministers Martha Karua and Charity Ngilu, went to have a chat with the president. When Lucy Kibaki saw the two women alone with Kibaki, she went nuts flying to where the trio were to register her first assault.

    Ms. Martha Karua and Ms. Charity Ngilu are the first recorded victims to be assaulted by Lucy Kibaki who warned the two never to be near her husband ever again.

    Ms. Martha Karua holds a key portfolio and one which requires constant consultations and briefings with Kibaki but there is a problem. Ms. Martha Karua cannot go to State House alone since she received threats from Lucy Kibaki.

    Amos Wako goes to State House regularly to consult with Kibaki and to brief him. Not Ms. Martha Karua. She only goes to State House when there are Cabinet meetings or in the company of male Cabinet ministers.

    It would appear that Mwai Kibaki took the cue from his wife seriously and since the first day of January 2003, Mwai Kibaki has demonstrated a disdain for Kenyan women. Kibaki will avoid Kenyan women as much as possible. Other than his wife, Lucy, it is an extremely rare occurrence to see a woman on Kibaki’s entourages during his visits outside Kenya.

    If Amos Kimunya was a woman, say a Tzara Kimunya, Kibaki would have gotten rid of her faster than one bats an eyelid. The lipstick guy entertained dangerous criminals inside Kenyan airports but it was a woman, Ms. Sidi, who faced the chop.

    Ms. Mwatela has worked hard at Central Bank serving Kenya with dedication since the days of Goldenburg. While Kenyans appreciate the performance of Ms. Mwatela, who at one time was referred to as the “best Governor of Central Bank that Kenya never had”, she is not good enough for Kibaki. Kibaki believes that only a man and a homeboy for that matter is good for Central Bank.

    Kibaki’s men have proven to be nothing but thieves and obstacles to Kenya’s growth. Kibaki believes that the worst man civil servant is still a lot better than the best woman civil servant. WHAT A TRAGEDY THIS KIBAKI’S NOTION IS FOR KENYA.

    As for Francis Muthaura, I have pity on him. He was so jealous that Ms. Sally Kosgey had been his boss that when Muthaura got the chance he used it to humiliate her. He stuffed sally’s purpoted severance pay into envelopes and threw it over her gate into her compound.

    Today, Ms. kosgey is a senior Cabinet minister while Muthaura has rewsorted to thieving. How can the Head of the Civil Service not be aware of what is going on with the Grand Regency hotel? The day, two months ago, that Hon. Gitobu Imanyara asked in parliament about the Grand Regency hotel did Francis Muthaura not take up the issue and dem and to be briefed by the PS of Lands, PS of Finance, and Governor of Central Bank?

    If Francis Muthaura was doing his job and not busy stealing, should he not have been in possesiion of all the facts and sounded the alarm at the earliest opportunity while at the same time keeping Kibaki and the PM informed of all the happenings?

    Men have failed Kenya, Mwai Kibaki. Give women a chance. It is amazing that Kenyan children have to wait until July to get their KCSE results slips for exams donbe last year while Mwai Kibaki shields his retrogressive men.

    Mwai Kibaki has to make new appointments and many of them including that of Head of Civil Service, PSs, and CEOs and there have to be at least TWENTY WOMEN PSs. If women were in charge at Treasury, Kenya will be far ahead by now instead of spending a lot of precious time fighting thieves, who are exclusively men.

    I do not mind Mwai Kibaki giving the finance minister job to his own qualified kinsman or kinswoman. What should not happen is to have the minister, PS, Central Bank governor, financial secretary, economic secretary all come from one tribe.

    It is my prefernce to have one of the Deputy Prime Ministers serve as minister for finanace as well while the other Deputy Prime Minister serves as minister of internal security and provincial administration. The ministries of finance and tha of internal security are the two key portfolios which should be handled by the most senior ministers.

    Both Uhuru Kenyatta and Musalia Mudavadi are senior minsiters and they are also presidential candidates in waiting. They will never do anything that will jeopardize their chances of being elected president.

    I campaigned to have the offices of Deputy Prime Minister and Minsiter of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Security because I trusted that the two will do their jobs as ministers very well to be in good books with the people of Kenya.

    AND PLEASE MWAI KIBAKI AND PM RAILA ODINGA, RESPECT LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING KENYA. THERE SHOULD BE NO CIVIL SERVANT SERVING BEYOND 55 YEARS OF AGE.

    AND PLEASE MWAI KIBAKI, DO NOT BE SO MEAN AS TO PUT YOUR COUNTRY IN PERIL. IF YOU, MWAI KIBAKI, WERE TO DIE TODAY, KENYA WILL BE IN CHAOS. MWAI KIBAKI IS TAKING LIGHTLY AND TINKERING WITH THE ISSUE OF SENIORITY BETWEEN PM RAILA ODINGA AND VP KALONZO MUSYOKA.

    THERE IS NO WAY THAT KENYANS WILL ACCEPT KALONZO MUSYOKA TO BE THE ACTING PRESIDENT IF MWAI KIBAKI DIES TODAY. PM RAILA ODINGA HAS EXECUTIVE POWER AND WON OVER 4 MILLION VOTES. THE WORLD KNOWS THAT MWAI KIBAKI AND HON. RAILA ODINGA ARE SHARING POWER. IF KIBAKI GOES, RAILA TAKES OVER.

    People write wills because they plan to die but as a preparation in case they die. No one knows the year, month, day, or time that they will die but it is good to prepare so that chaos does not follow one’s death. Jomo Kenyatta preapared for a peaceful Kenya even after he dies by refusing the change-constitution demand. Jomo Kenyatta was not a selfish leader.

    MWAI KIBAKI AND HIS THIEVING FRANCIS MUTHAURA ARE TRYING TO ARTIFICIALLY MAKE KALONZO MUSYOKA MORE SENIOR THAN PM RAILA AND THE ONE TO TAKE OVER SHOULD MWAI KIBAKI DIE.

  68. tnk says:

    the spirit and intent are noble, but the recommendations are incredulous

    http://www.eastandard.net/news/?id=1143989485&cid=4

    in kenya you do not need to fish out an ID for your ethnic roots to be known. the catch is in one of the names so unless the commission also proposes that people use nicknames, the reality of that initiative is that its still-born. second after the name is in the pronunciation of various words either in swahili or english that give away the mother-roots, so again unless we do away with some english and swahili words

    my point is that tribe is not the problem. the problem is that of perception that can be changed by wider education and communication embracing cultural diversity and norms. the perceived superiority/ inferiority issues of either cultural practices, life approach, physical traits, response to challenges, etc. But even more formidable is the unfortunate perception that some cultures are out to steal only while others are forever noise-makers.

    hacking at the almost superficial symptoms while leaving the underlying root causes is not going to get anywhere. if need be, and in my opinion the best approach is to instead of threatening and banning those vernacular stations, to make it mandatory that they air in at least 50-60% of their daily transmissions a variety of positive cultural values of all the other communities and treated equally i.e no airing of just a handful of preferred but all the other non local communities.

    in this case, information availed is infinitely better than information denied. there is however no possible cure for snide remarks so its up to the public to police and ensure rogue presenters do not dilute such an initiative.

  69. Anon says:

    @tnk cosign
    tribalism is like racism and no wishy washy plans can get rid of it.

  70. pato says:

    MAru,

    This kyuk hatred will kill you bwana. you found kyuks there na utaenda uwaache hapo tu. Get a woman or something and seek therapy for the anger issues.

    Kibaki steals for himself not for kyuks. stop confusing the two.

    Alafu hii mambo ya wizi, we have no law in Kenya thanks to odm demanding for the release of murderers and rapists. since you can kill and walk away, why cant you steal and walk away?.

  71. Turncoat says:

    45 years ago, Kibaki and Michuki were in the Kenyan Cabinet while Kennedy was running for the President of America. Obama was 1 year then. 45 years later, Kibaki and Michuki are still in cabinet, and Obama is now a candidate for the same seat Kennedy was running for.

    In 45 years, Obamas father is dead, we have had Johnson, Carter, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, Bush 1 and Bush 2 in the US but in Kenya the same guys in their 70’s and 80’s are still trying to tell Kenyans they can make development models that work?”

    Makes u think?! Are we making history or is history making us!???

    Sickening…

    guys lets make a change…….

  72. karanja kamau says:

    CAN THE REAL MARU .K. STAND UP……..
    I would really like to know where you blog from,who you represent, what you do for living.
    WHY DO I ASK THE QUESTIONS?
    1. You are dead wrong on issues and you present them as real.
    2.You either have a pathological hate on one tribe or else you don’t
    understand that if you have a thief in a family it doesn’t make all other
    bros/sis thieves.
    3.I’m starting to believe that you have been planted in this forum to create
    a wedge between kiks and the rest of kenyans. YOU WILL NEVER SUCCED.

    NB…As for PS KINYUA do you like him because he was in MOI’S
    administration ,because the last time i checked those who steal and
    those who helped to steal ,all are thieves.
    Kudos to THE REAL ORENGO YOU ARE A CHAMPION FOR MANY.

  73. Turncoat says:

    There is a warm feeling about standing up for one of your own. Standing up for the black sheep can be as warm as piss running down your trouser on a cold winter morning. Right Kimunya does not represent the Kiuk in this matter. Many Kikuyu friends have spoken against this matter and now see the wolves and the leopards among themselves.
    Justiying the crime for crime will make things worse. Tnk has in many occasions said that the problem is kenya is mainly due to institutional collapse. This side acts (not trying to diminish the enormity of the problem) are only distracting us from the main agenda. CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM. Last few weeks back it was grand opposition, Now grand regency, Grand Lucy…………..Grandiloquent………Stick to constitutional making.

  74. tnk says:

    kk, pato, turncoat and other true ODMers and issue based PNU supporters

    we’ve all been thru a really rough patch.

    we’ve come out of it and a few others are still emerging from it. Do not get derailed we have made tremendous steps. In order to move even further we have to remain strong. At the end of it all we are all for peace justice and fairness and good governance. That is not a favor we are requesting, its our right. All forms of injustice must be redressed one way or another and skewed resource utilization leading to rampant poverty must be tackled. its a long and tiring battle but we said from the beginning we are in for the long haul. Some of our fellow supporters have different ways of expressing themselves and some of the rival supporters we will find ourselves agreeing with, that is maturity, lets not loose focus of our true goals. Do not let hurt and anger cloud the objectives, we can and will overcome and will right many of these wrongs.

    We can do it.

  75. Jane says:

    Too sorry, too bad, too sorry for the crazy MPs who are into politicising everything under the sun. Using hatred, falsehood, halftruths, jealousy to deal with issues. Pole for Kenya 10th Parliament that there are more hecklers than leaders. Pole sana.

  76. tnk says:

    Jane

    Like it or not, the bar has been raised on accountability and transparency

  77. Maru Kapkatet says:

    The Wako team on the Grand Regency hotel scandal has recommended that Finance Minister Amos Kimunya, Central Bank Governor Njuguna Ndungu, and Director Gichangi of National Security Intelligence Service step aside to facilitate investigations.

    While I commend the Wako team on their sterling work within such a short time, I ask why they were silent on Head of Civil Service, Francis Muthaura. Is the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya more senior than the Head of the Civil Service? Where was Franci Muthaura.

    Francis Muthaura is very quick at causing problems for Kenya as he is the architect of the bloated Cabinet. And more seriously, Francis Muthaura is the one making Kibaki tinker with the issue of seniority between PM Raila and VP Kalonzo.

    When the Artur terrorists were assaulting civil servants at the JKIA, Francis Muthaura was nowhere to be seen or heard to defend the civil servants. The Artur terrorists threatened hard-working civil servants and the Head of Civil Service could not defend them.

    The Registrar of Title Deeds and the Commissioner of Lands were threatened into participating in a scandal. Are the Governor of Central Bank and the Director of the National Security Intelligence Service more senior than the Head of Civil Service?

    I have said before and I continue to say that Francis Muthaura is a failure and a dangerous one at that because he is now preparing Kenya for violence that will take many lives. If Mwai Kibaki dies today, the supporters of the PM and the VP will go to war.

    As far as the world and majority of Kenyans are concerned, PM Raila Odinga is more senior to VP Kalonzo and is the one to take over should Mwai Kibaki die before 2012. If you want to understand the working of Francis Muthaura’s mind, you only need to look back about five years ago when out of excruciating jealousy and hatred, he stuffed KSh. 500,000 (severance payment) into an enevelop and had it thrown over the sally Kosgey’s gate into her compound.

    Francis Muthaura is showing exactly the same behaviour by tinkering with the seniority issue which I beleive is one of the most important issues facing Kenya today. Mzee Kenyatta left a proper structure for succession. Why are Mwai Kibaki and Francis Muthaura so selfish as to play around with the lives of Kenyans. Are the over 2,000 dead Kenyans not too many already?

    I hope the Cabinet meeting to be chaired by Mwai Kibaki tomorrow will invite Francis Muthaura (as Secretary to the Cabinet to step aside0 so that he can be discussed. Ms. Sally Kosgey or evn Mr. Isaiya Kabira who is now a PS or the State House Comptroller can be asked to take minutes instead of Franci Muthaura.

    I believe with all of my heart that Francis Muthaura was party to all that took place in the fraudulent sale of the Grand Regency.

    AND MWAI KIBAKI SHOULD NOW REALIZE THAT IT DOES NOT PAY TO HAVE ALL THE TOP OFFICIALS IN A MINISTRY OR GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT TO BE YOUR TRIBESMEN.

    I am of the opinion that the National Cohesion and Ethnic Relation Commission is a useless one and a waste of time and resources. But should the government proceed with this bill, then they have to:

    1. DEFINE WHAT AN ETHNIC GROUP IS

    2. WHAT THE MEASURE OF ACCEPTABLE NATIONAL COHESION IS

    3. HAVE A CLAUSE IN THE BILL ENTRENCHING THE CULTURE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL KENYANS AND TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR THE GOVERNMEMT OR GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO PARTCIPATE IN OR PROMOTE ECONOMIC MARGINALIZATION AND ENSLAVEMENT

    4. MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR THE PRESIDENT OR ANY GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE TO APPOINT PERSONS FROM THE SAME ETHNIC GROUP EXCLUSIVELY TO SENIOR POSITIONS AND THAT ALL APPOINTMENTS MUST INDEED REFLECT THE FACE OF KENYA

  78. pato says:

    The problem with you Maru is that you just dont get it. I suspect today that if Kibaki showed up in Kiambu, almost no one would go to listen to him. He is deeply unpopular in central which sees him as a man who failed to protect innocent people from murderers and now is actually releasing the killers and rapists under pressure from ODM.

    But do you honestly expect kyuks to run to the arms of men like Ntimamama and the late Kones? warmongers who had no qualms calling for the killing of kyuks in public? So Kibaki to them is a safer bet, at least he doesn’t strangle their kids and burn others in churches. Its tragic but the failure of ODM to distinguish between Kibaki (and his elites) and the masses of poor oppressed kyuks is the sole reason why Kibaki is still grinning in statehouse.

    you are a fool Maru. your hatred of kyuks is what actually keeps your enemies going

  79. pato says:

    The problem will come when an alternative to Kibaki rises, like for example Mungiki, which by the way is trying to soften its aproach in central, having learnt the value of having a secure base in 2003. That alternative could be lunatics and a people feeling caged and hated will rally around them in the same way the Germans rallied around Hitler.

    Then at that time, we wiill really have strife in Kenya and it wont be as one directional as it was earlier this year.

    the aporach is simple, ODM must simply stop trying to justify the killing of innocent people. there is no justification whatsoever for either burning kids or shooting people in Kisumu. the people who did this must be brought to justice. Secondly odm must rid itself of its well known hate mongers. Well Divine intervention helped get rid of one but there are still many left.

    SecondlyODM must reach out to younger and far more moderate kyuks (he is already trying that Kudos to Raila)

    This would turn him from just another scheming politician to a statesman trying to unite his country. It s easy for ODmer to imagine they can isolate Kyuks but as raila said once, 22%b of the country cannot be ignored. and if Kenya crumbles, we will all sink with it. if you want proof, just ask the Somalis

  80. Turncoat says:

    Kimunya’s political obituary has been written and as we carve his grave stone. Let it be said that he acted only in the BEST INTEREST OF A FEW.

  81. Turncoat says:

    A SELFISH FEW.

  82. pato says:

    Turncoat,

    I wish most of your brothers and sisters in ODM understood that phrase: SELFISH FEW. Alas they dont. They flash a broad sword across the landscape and end up creating enemity that will probably outlive us and several generations down. All for what? why kill 1500 innocent people to send a message to one man? surely is Kibs worth all those many dead? does he care even if you kill 1 million kyuks? as long has his family and interests are safe, he is fine.

    I salute Zimbabweans. They umnderstood that and no one went hacking and raping his neighbour despite their obvious anger at the way Bob is manupilating the country

  83. PABLO says:

    I think These Kenyans from central Kenya are mad, crazy and sick, when will pple like Jane and pato be sober i think we should give them some Kbl products so that they wake up. My friends the era of cheating and corruption is over in Kenya. I applaud Bwana Bonny and Ababu. We don’t need to keep thieves in parliament they are kept in prison. So any body who feels that what Mps did to Kimunya is politics let them go dive in the Ocean. By the way where was Martha Karua ? She should have at least defended Kimunya the way she Stole the certificate to Kibaki. Guyz Corruption must go by all means from Kenyan blood and if you are a reall Kenyan the you should support our Mps in their efforts to stump out this evil that has bedeviled us for decades. We must first stop the upcoming corrupt current stooges and hunt for the past one that is the only way forward. So excuse of saying that other MPs were also corrupt is an ill fated statement for they might have changed their hearts and way of doing things we learn from mistakes.

    IN THAT RGARD BW. PATO AND MADAM JANE I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU IF YOU STILL LIVE IN THE KENYA OF YESTERDAY

  84. Anon says:

    Those who voted for the opposition in Zimbabwe are being killed, raped and their property destroyed. Mugabe even takes it further by denying them food and hospital care. Even doctors are threatened with death if they sign on death certificates that people died from anything else other than natural causes.

    The only reason Zimbabwe has not exploded like Kenya is because both Mugabe and Tsvangirai are Shona. The Ndebeles make up only a small part of the population and Mugabe murdered half of them in the early 80’s. If the Shona and Ndebele were in equal numbers everything would have gone down years ago!

    Mugabe also has a tight grip on the media and we do not have the exact number of casualties. I have a feeling that if we all saw what was going on no one will bother defend him as a freedom fighter anymore.

  85. tnk says:

    Pato

    for the record, we all know the “selfish few” a majority of them are in PNU and Kibaki aligned, while we acknowledge a few of them are in ODM but % wise, PNU has over 85% while ODM has lower than 25%.

    the amnesty debate – as an ODMsupporter I beleive that protestors and demonstrators have no cause to be in jail, but there were a number of criminals who used the opportunity to score revenge and kill, maim etc, those guys need to face the law and are not representative of ODM, their issues are criminal. You keep trying to paint all ODM as that group and it just doesnt wash.

    As much as we know a majority of PNU is corrupt, we try not to blanket condemn PNU and as you can see Mungatana and Karua have quickly learnt they are defending thugs and are out to differentiate their party from the PNU umbrella, so has Gitobu Imanyara, Kilonzo and a few other non-ODM MPs. We would gloat but thats not the point, what we want is good governance, once that is achieved, justice will follow naturally and crime punished

  86. Turncoat says:

    Like we said earlier we are not against the Kikuyus. We are against Kikuyuism and Gemaism and worse robbers masquarading as kikuyus. The is a culture in this country of glorifying thieves even when they are shot dead in the act. AMEDIE AKI SAKANYA (HE DIED HUSTLING) as if he was a soldier in ancient sparta. The other fallacy is that there are those who fought and died for freedom more than others and hence the need to stuff their bellies in revenge.
    When Bush stole the elections years back ( I know he did because German govt even called to congratulate Al Gore but retracted later), Americans did not go on a spree…there was too much at stake.
    In Kenya people we robbed of their dreams. The sane (Coward haha) ones stayed at home and checked the news on the website and this blog. Others hurled insults but a few were rougish.
    The same way i have not attributed the GRAND THEEFT TO KIMUNYA, then do not ascribe the work of criminal gangs to credible politicians.
    Grand Regency sale should be abbrogated in order to slow down the dangerous precedent. Wa swahili wasema ‘ WANIRIDHI HAI’

  87. Turncoat says:

    KIMUNYA ATURIDHI TUKIWA BADO TUKO HAI. TAFAUTI YAKE NA MWIZI WA MAKABURI NI NIN ?

  88. pato says:

    Corruption and murder are both evil. turncoat offers a better choice. Let the demonstrators go
    but the murderers wethere they were militias (kyuk/kale- makes no difference, a thug is a thug) or policemen must be brought to account. Accusing people of breaking the law while supporting other law breakers is pretty stupid. Thats why Raila went silent when the gov’t of Zim reminded him of his own past stretching from 1982.

    no one who is sane cannot be revolted by mass murder and raping 9 year old girls so the idiot who calls us mad is the dude who needs to head to mathari. He cheers while children are razed, that to me is a psycho.

    The problem with people like the poster is they imagine the violence will always be one directional, thats why they are quick to call for ‘lesotho’ solutions. ask someone from a war torn country, war is helll and you might just find yourself on the wrong end of a machete or a gun.

    We need to establish the rule of law that would convict the Kimunyas of this world but so too should it convict those who committed despicable acts to innocents. When orengo goes on air to call for realse of Kalenjin militia while calling for arrest of Kimunya, he sounds like a unintelligent kubaff which we know he is not.

  89. pato says:

    Why did you have to kill innocemt people? what was wrong with having demonstrations and riots without mass murder like happened during saba saba. Many moderate kyuks would have swung behind odm and it would have trully being a national movement. Kibaki without the strong home base would have buckled.

    But no, nine year olds had to be burnt to teach Kibaki a lesson, as if he cares! Burn the whole IDP camps, Kibaki would not give a hoot, this is about A SELFISH FEW. but no people will be slaughtered and not fight back thats why your militia were halted at Molo and Nakuru, ama you think its the good graces of ruto that saved us? thats why Kibaki is still lumbering at the OAU summit purpotedly representing Kenya while he probably lost the election. thast why mungiki is a force so strong now that its operating openly in ‘frontier’ towns like Nakuru this time with Massive popular support. after all they are the only thing that stands between us and crazed kyuk phobics like the above poster who delight in rape ad murder.

    Fools fools Fools. You could have had it all but no, your hatred for 8 million innocent people was too much. the tempation to kill burn rape too strong. Anyway keep imagining this is anational movement all you like, I just think the coalition simply bought time to prepare us for a final showdown that will leave Kenya split in the middle with the border at Nakuru. just wait

  90. pato says:

    you actually expect to smash into a mans home, kill him, rape his wife and kids and burn their house alafu ati they just meekly follow you and say this was done in the good name of democracy?

    This is the defination of lunacy

    You have just succeded in putting Kibs back to power by giving him people who will rally behind him for no other reason than to save their lives and that of their children, no mattar how many scandals are unearthed, a thief is still pretty much better than a rapist or a murderer

  91. pato says:

    I feel bitter because I expected more from Raila. Not much from Kibs. But to watch the man on BBC hard talk trying to explain why kyuk children had to be brutalized and burnt was sickening. For what? what had they done to him? did they even vote? I saw a feature on a daily the other day, a little 9 year old grl who was in the church and excaped (the odm democracy brigade failed to catch her and throw her back in the inferno) she had her hands burnt off to stumps. Who even knows what she has been through? alittle 9 year old kikuyu in the middle of Eldoret?

    And now we are expected to clap and cheer when those sickos walk out free to sneer at their victims still huddled in camps?

  92. tnk says:

    pato

    if you are truly serious and care for all the survivors (there were many atrocities by militia, revenge gangs and police)

    the next steps can be formulated by borrowing ideas from this publication

    http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/massviolence.pdf

    pages 8 to 12, then appendix a, and appendix b role of helpers etc.

  93. Jane says:

    Pato and other men of goodwill. Do not worry, the killers and murderers of innocent children, women,and men in churches and other places in Rift valley and Nyanza in the name of ‘democracy’ will get their rewards in due course. Its a matter of time. The Al Mighty will revenge for these innocent and helpless souls. They may seem to be enjoying for a moment but they will wither like grass. who knows if these fellows ever sleep or their lives are full of nightmares.Who knows why what is happening in Kipsigis is happening.

    The hecklers in parliament who pretend they are ‘holy’ and can pass debates,and other important decisions on the basis of bits and pieces of half baked information must remember the saying of the fellow who digs a hole for their purported enemies to fall into, only for them to fall into that same hole and the purported enemy escape unhurt. So as fellows especially those who claim to be ‘leaders’ make accussations and judgements over others on the basis of half baked information, they must be careful. Who knows the same issues they accuse others about might turn up against them.

    God bless Zimbabwe. God bless Robert Mugambe.

  94. Turncoat says:

    Mugambe – Murume mgani huyu ?

    Dear Mr. Prime minister,
    1. We are now getting mixed signals.
    You have said that the exectuive is independent from the parliament and any decision made by parliament is not binding on the executive. Agreed. Kenyans already know this does it reflect your position as well.

    You said that yesterday’s cabinet meeting to discuss Kimunya was was postponed due unavoidable circumstances. Right now we feel there is no important and pressing issue like the DISMISSAL of Kimunya. The longer he stays in the ministry the higher the likelihood of cover-up.

    Kimunya also says that you knew about the grand regency sale. We ofcourse say that knowing that a crime is going to happen and not reporting it abbeting. Mr. Kimunya is in record denying knowledge of the sale. Dragging u to the quicksand. Know when to throw and rope and when to let go. Please come out strongly in this matter.

    Sir, i humbly request that let Kalonzo be the one to bear the bad news. He was paid for it anyway. We all noticed his tacit and stuttering defence of Mr. Kimunya during the censure motion.

  95. Turncoat says:

    To cleanse your actions, remove the shrub in your thinking. These are the -isms that are dragging Kenya down

  96. mrembowaodm says:

    Wonders never cease! Ati Muga(m)be to be blessed? Lol!

  97. Railkamuodho says:

    The best way to handle the whole thing would have been to sell the hotel in public not in secret. We want to know the real value of the hotel and also whether indeed Raila and Wako knew about the whole transaction. Maybe a whole picture should come out. How about these Malaysian and the 2.2 billion deal? Could it be that the deal was after all not bad?
    I suggest that international valuers to come and do valuation, cancel the deal and let the hotel go through a bidding process. We can fetch more than was paid.
    On the sub-committee to investigate the deal, I suggest that it be independent of those against Kimunya.
    We also want to hear the CBK story before long.

  98. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.eastandard.net/news/?id=1143989607&cid=4

    OH PLEASE, MWAI KIBAKI, NOT HIM. THE WOUNDS IN KENYA ARE STILL FRESH. DO NOT PRICK THE WOUNDS, MWAI KIBAKI, BY APPOINTING HIM TO BE THE FINANCE MINISTER. HE WAS AND IS A RUTHLESS KILLER. HIS DATE AT THE WAR CRIMES COURT AT THE HAGUE IS STILL PENDING SO HOW WILL HE SERVE KENYA AS FINANCE MINISTER.

    MWAI KIBAKI, LET THE MAN COOL HIS HEELS AT ENVIRONMENT IN THE HOPE THAT HIS TENURE WILL NOT BE LONG AS TO DAMAGE THE ENVIRONMENT GREATLY.

    Uhuru Kenyatta is okay as Minister for Finance. My complaint to him is that he acted unchacteristically dictatorial and flouted the Law in nominating councillors. I hope that he learned that he will give the best leadership in Kenya if he leads and does not allow others to lead him.

    I also hope that should Uhuru be appointed the Minister for Finance that he will continue to be the pragmatic leader that the ODM fraternity knew before December 2007 and call for a monthly tripartite consultative meeting with PM Raila, Deputy PM Mudavadi, and himself. If you put Kenya ahead of everything, it will not be difficult to consult even with your competitors and even pick their brains once in a while.

    Kenya is going to be a fantastic country soon. With one obstacle, Amos Kimunya, now gone, there is one more major one and that is Francis Muthaura. The current Head of Civil Service is like a broken or stuck gramaphone record. He suffers from Raila-phobia disease and he comes to the office every day with one single purpose in his mind – TO STOP HON. RAILA ODINGA FROM BECOMING THE PRESIDENT OF KENYA.

    PM Raila Odinga goes to Washington and he is treated just a shade lower than a Head of State. PM Raila is accompanied on the trip by the USA ambassador. This gives Francis Muthaura sleepless nights. I am sure he lost some weight in the few days that the PM was in Washington.

    I beg Mwai Kibaki to consider retiring this retrogressive man, Francis Muthaura. He does not defend civil servants who are attacked while they are doing their duties. He does not exercise his authority to stop corruption from taking place. In fact, Francis Muthaura, seems to be a silent of corruption in Kenya.

    If Mwai Kibaki feels that the Meru people have stood by him for a long time and he needs to thank them by giving them the Head of Civil Service position, that is okay. At times, people have to bend backwards to let an old man have his way. The only thing that we ask Mwai Kibaki is to look for a young and intelligent man or woman from Meru and appoint him or her to be the Head of Civil Service to help unite and build Kenya and let the leadership issue take its own course.

    Francis Muthaura likes boasting about some “award” given to Kenya “in recognition of improved performance by the civil service”. I do not buy this story. You can bribe any organization to give you anything you want. CORRUPTION CAN OPEN SOME DOORS.

    Speaking of protecting civil servants at their places of work and standing up for them when unfairly attacked and something Francis Muthaura is not known to do, COULD THE ARTUR BROTHERS BE LIBYANS.

    From the picture I saw of them, they looked to me like they were from the Middle East and not from Europe. They could be natives or residents of Libya and the Libyan Arab African Investment Company Limited could actually be the new name for Kensington Holdings, the company of the Artur brothers and Kibaki’s daughter.

  99. pato says:

    I will keep shouting this from the rooftops. THE SOLUTION TO KENYA’S PROBLEMS LIES WITH ODM. PNU IS A CLIQUE OF OLD BUSINESSMEN WHOSE SOLE AIM IN LIFE IS TO MAKE MORE AND MORE MONEY. THE BIGGEST STUMBLING BLOCK TO ODM IS THEIR UTTER FAILURE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE THIEVES AND THE MILLIONS OF POOR OPPRESSED KIKUYUS MOST OF WHOM HAVE NO IDEA WHERE GRAND REGENCY IS.

    WHAT WE NEED IS AN ODM LEADER WHO WILL RISE ABOVE THE PETTY HATRED OF KIKUYUS THAT SEEMS TO RUN DEEP IN ODM AND UNITE THIS NATION AGANIST THE THIEVES.

    REMEMBER EVERY HATE MESSAGE THAT IS CHURNED OUT BY ODM AGANIST KYUKS E.G THE LESOTHO BALKANIZATION REMARK, OR KONES NUMEROUS HATE SPEECHES ONLY SERVE TO STRENGTHEN KIBAKI AND HIS CLIQUE BECAUSE THEY DRAW FRIGHTENED KIKUYUS BEHIND HIM.

    IMAGINE IF RAILA HAD DONE WHAT HIS WIFE IDA LATER DID, AT THE START OF THE VIOLENCE, STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF ELDORET WITH A FRIGHTENED IDP CHILD AND DECLARED ‘THE WAR IS NOT AGANIST THIS CHILD, OR THOSE WOMEN HUDDLED IN THAT POLICE STATION, THE WAR IS AGAINST CROOKS IN NAIROBI WHO HAVE STOLEN OUR DEMOCRACY. WE WILL GET IT BACK, NOT JUST FOR US; BUT FOR THIS CHILD AS WELL’

    what a powerful speech that would have been. it would have been his mandela moment ‘its all gone in the past’ or his Churchillian moment ‘we shall never surrender’ or MLK ‘I have a dream’
    moderate kyuks would have rallied aganist a doubtful election and called for a re-run. the nation would have stood aganist Kibaki and without a secure home base, he would have surely buckled.

    but that moment as missed but its not too late for ODM to show statesmanship.

  100. faith says:

    Hi bloggers

    It has been a long time but am back!!!!!!!!
    Iwas shocked by thso called DPM Uhuru Kenyatta with the way he tried to defend Kimunya yesterday on the Grand Regency saga, he tries to say that we should not do mob justice on Kimunya so i want to state something that it seems him the then opposition chief and Kenyans have forgotten. Do bloggers remember the judiciary purge of Kiraitu and Ringera of 2003 where some judges were purged because there names were mentioned with corrupt deals and i know we all remember Justice Waki was he guilty NO!!! he was innocent of any wrong doing even though he had been hounded out of office so tell me Kenyans is Kimunya so special that he cant be purged out to give way for investigations i believe he can the question is why:

    1. He was at the helm of treasury when the corrupt deals were made and he told us to give him a part in the back for a job well done.

    2. The hotel was sold using the valuation report of 10yrs ago we know land appreciates with time especially prime plots in the middle of town

    3. The said monies he quoted as received is 2.8b but it was refuted to be 1.8b. so where is the other 1b.

    4. What does he know about the deal done last year by the late Alex Mureithi on behalf of the govt. when he visited libya.

    5. Was he advised that the deal was not in the interest of the country as stipulated by KACC director.

    6. Did he know of the secret deal to return the hotel to CBK by Pattni and that the CBK governor now became the vendor of the hotel.

    7. Did he advice the cabinet(who seems not to know) of the amnesty and the subsequent sale of the property as the following people said they dont know of the same:
    a. AG wako said he doesn’t know of the amnesty deal or sale.
    b. Justice Minister doessn’t know of the amnesty deal or sale.
    c. Lands Minister Orengo doesn’t know of deal to sell the hotel.

  101. PABLO says:

    I dont really know if am the only one who sees this; why is it that Pato and Jane sees themselves plus other kyuks being hated do they really know what the kyuks are saying about Luos and Kales come on guys we need to be sober you only reap what you saw. My brothers and sisters from Central province sawed the seed of hate and tribalism and this is what germinated in the recent past. In this regard we need to realize mistakes and correct them and this is the only way we can build a better Kenya. Kikuyus should confess their hatred and discrimination against other tribes in this nation and so shall they be forgiven but if we keep on living in denial the we should expect more surprises. We all as Kenyans need to view each other with due respect needed. There is no single tribe in this country which is more superior than the other we know it is a fact. We need appreciate each others effort in making this country a star in the horn of Africa. What happened in January is a wake up call to all of Kenyans irrespective of their color, region or affiliation to stand up and work as a nation towards respecting those who need the respect and shun all sorts of cheap propaganda and corruption. The point which Pato and the ilks keep on repeating here i find it meaningless and outdated, All Kenyans were affected with what happened even Luos Luhyas, Kales were burnt to death shot by police and hacked by Mungiki, does it mean that we dont know or we dont care Jane & Pato wake up and be mature enough. The politics of divide and rule is over political assassinations is over vote rigging is over anybody living in the aforementioned era is really sick. Let us sing the songs of development, equitable distribution of the govt resources, truth and peaceful coexistence. But if somebody somewhere feels and thinks that they are too special that others in this land of Kenya I am sorry for you. Speak the truth and ashame the devil we can not just see corruption getting its root s to smear others and we keep quite we will shout at the top of our voices whoever likes it not let them go dive in the ocean. Kenya is awake Kenyans are awake no amount of intimidation will ever deter us we will move we will reach our goal so mwenye uwivu na ajinyonge.

    ODM is a party to reckon and I know the PNU lot is now shaken and they are really having sleepless nights. But I pray they come up with Issues and policies pertinent to development and unity. Kenya’s Democracy has come from far what we need is Accountability and Transparency.

    I HATE NO ONE BUT I HATE THE WAY THEY CARRY AND CONDUCT THEMSELVES. SIMPLY CHANGE YOUR WAY OF LIVING, THINKING AND ATTITUDE AND WE SHALL ENJOY THIS LAND OF OURS

    ODM live long to save this country from thieves, slanderers and war mongers.

  102. karanja kamau says:

    LET’S KILL ETHINICITY ONCE AND FOR ALLL……….

    I think RAO was very instrumental in crushing the dicatatorial era of MOI
    administration and subsequent fight for justice in this country…..without him
    crushing KANU we could not where we are today…….and of course all our brothers near lake victoria who gave him numbers and support.
    I’m very encouraged by what i hear from him this days….THAT OUR GREATEST ENEMY IS TRIBALISM…….and as kenyans we should try everyday to kill it…….millie odhiambo should also be mentioned for her moving contribution of the same keep it up.
    We have come a long way not even forgetting all those who lost their lives
    fortune, incapacitation(MATIBA) in fighting for justice for the voiceless.
    Let’s hope and pray for RAO’S latest adventure (KILLING TRIBALISM) so that
    10 years from today we will be talking about one KENYA.

  103. Railkamuodho says:

    Let us be honest, none of those corrupt people benefit their communities. When Rutoh and Mwaita sold government land in Ngong and put the money in their pocket, they did not benefit the Kalenjin, When Moi and Saitoti and Patni (later Mudavadi) sealed the goldenburg billions, the Kalenjin, Masai and Luhya did not get a penny, when Anglo leasing thievery came, Murungaru did not give a penny to Kieni people let alone the Kikuyu. In the current Grand Regency saga, none of us has benefitted. We are yet to know whether those who sold the hotel benefitted either. But one thing is for sure, they sold the monument of shame for a song.
    This should be the turning point for our nation. We should say with finality that we will not entertain corruption from the hospitals, our roads and our government offices. Days should be over for the men at electricity house who demand bribes before they connect our houses with electricity. Days should be over for the men and women at the lands office who demand kickbacks to issue letters of allotment or titledeeds, days should be numbered for the policemen who stop matatus and demand KK. Yes, a nation under the leadership of Raila Odinga and other visionary fellows is capable of doing just that. There is a strong wind of change in my half homeland of central provence and any minister who thinks he can steal and get our support should be in for a rude awakening.
    Lastly, the MPs should not think that because they have passed a motion of no confidence in Kimunya that we will forget on their taxation. Whoever is appointed the caretaker finance minister should move motion to tax MPs.

  104. tnk says:

    kk

    I paraphrase RAO’s call in 2005 for ODM below
    ==
    “I thought that we slayed and buried this tribal monster in 2002 Elections, unfortunately we are now learning that Kibaki and his minions have bro’t it back through the very same skewed appointments and resource distribution.”
    ==

    I just dont beleive a tribe can kill, steal or main another. I beleive a criminal mind no matter the background will do all those and seek refuge behind idiots that cannot expose him/her.

    there are people here on this blog that are like you and i and dont give a damn about our ethnic roots, yes we respect our cultures, but thats no excuse for theft and looting and we must get rid of all these guys. whether luo, luhya kikuyu, kalenjin, maasai, kamba, giriama or any of the other tribes, we need good governance. let the leaders fail because of our human limitations and lets assist each other on that level not tribal leanings.

    I’m so glad to see faith and mrembowa back on this column. the core of ODM is non tribal. we can keep it that way. we recognise and acknowledge the ethnic backgrounds but these do not cloud our objectives for true and just governance and thats irrespective of whether our guys are part of the few billionaires ruining our country or whether our guys are just mere stone throwers, some of our guys are currently IDPs and many of our guys are just regular office blokes not willing to rock the boat in either direction. Lets remain committed to the ideals we started with and get rid of corruption and impunity.

    i would really like to meet like minded kenyans and especially ODM supporters but dont know when that will be, for now we just need to take one step at a time.

    god bless you all

  105. Jane says:

    Do some mps have even the least of ability to sit in a village baraza and arbitrate over a simple dispute?.

    When an issue of importance is hyped by politicians and the media, all the listeners and men/women of intellect should ask themselves several questions. Example in the debate on grand regency;
    -why are the heckling mps mixing issues of safaricom ipo, mobitelea, taxation of the mps allowances, etc. in the matter. ( read bad politics and jealousy)

    -Why hasn’t Orengo & his hecklers given a detailed account of the history of the grand regency hotel, from the beginning when the hotel was constructed todate, so that people can make informed comments, decisions and judgements on the issue. ( read use of selective information to confuse the masses, cause divisions among the people, call it high level craziness)

    -Are the hecklers making reference to the appropriate rules, guidelines, acts, laws, etc governing the transaction?

    -Have the hecklers given people ( wananchi) a chance to listen to all persons involved in the transaction?

    – People of goodwill like knowing facts, not fictions in the grand regency matter. The MPs did not and have not given the facts. They are only shouting. Poor fellows, they have missed the mark.

    Who does not know that empty debes are the loudest.

    People MUST start demanding to see what the MPs have accomplished in their constituencies so far not how much they shout in Bunge. How much have the mps calling for others to resign accomplished since they started receiving the very heavy salaries and allowances?. Only fighting, fighting like kids?

  106. Railkamuodho says:

    jane,
    Well said but you too do not provide the facts. We want you to shed some light on the grand regency saga. Or do you just defend the thing because we are from there and the men concerned speak our language? While I understand your concern and the ODM killings in January, I also see the other side condoning corruption. Our solution is not in either party. We need a strong person who will go beyond tribes and parties to bring healing in Kenya. But our society is sank to deep in too much emotions.

  107. pato says:

    The grand regency saga stinks. But as usual Kibaki will bait ODM with some kikuyu leaders defending Kimunya and ODM will fall back to their usual anti kyuk rhetoric which will so obscure the issue at hand that no one will know what the hell is going on.

    it worked wit the election, it will work now and till 2012 when Kibs retires. Your anti kyuk attitude has made you a very predicatble bunch

  108. Omuto says:

    Kimunya has been laying a booby-trap for PM Raila Odinga ever since the coalition came into being. Before the Safaricom IPO was floated, Kimunya is in record as having said that even the PM has okayed the whole exercise and would have joined him at the grand opening of the IPO to Kenyans. Raila later came out strongly and denied having made Kimunya his spokesman.

    History has now repeated itself and its now the GRH saga.

    Kimunya is once again dragging the PM in this murky affair.

    My question is, whom is Kimunya working for?
    I was not for this grand coalition thing thus my disappearance from this blog. I knew it couldnt work, after all. Am being proven right at this point and I have the following to air:-

    1. On accepting to form a coalition government, the ODM approved Kibaki’s thuggery. They agreed to help Kibaki clear his second term, whether he stole or not.
    By abetting Kibaki carry on with his thug life (we all know he stole the elections). Now, this is what Raila and team were getting into:-

    HOW TO FINISH ODM –
    “Hey guys, I have to clear my term and clear you too. Dont think I’ve forgotten how you fellows ashamed me internationally by revealing my vote robbery attempt. I have lost my face before a majority of Kenyans and they have lost faith in me. Bwana Raira, I know you have a future. You still have chance to contest for presidency come 2012. I dont, because this is my last term and my health, age and the constitution wont give me a chance to contest anyway. In that case, thank you very much for accepting this nondescript and amorphous creature in the name of Grand Coalition. I have to go, and going with you, I must. I have to taint your image, mister. After all, the PM post is a new phenomenon in this country and real executive power is vested in me. We could be sharing 50-50 on paper but in the real sense, I call the shots. Now that you are in my courts, the ball is on.

    Our strategy number one is to carry out shady transactions and inform you technically. By doing this, we pocket the coins and we mess your name. Ukipingana, we know the dates that we briefed you on each activity. You leak the ‘government secret’ out, we crucify you juu after all, you knew of the dealings. Didnt we inform you? Remember, we’re gonna use you as a rubber stamp until my tenure expires in 2012. Once I exit this prestigious but rough road aka presidency, Kenyans shall have ‘known’ that you too are ‘corrupt’. Then once Kenyans lose faith in you, dont even dream of contesting because you’ll be on the list of shame.

    Character assassination is our game number one and you remember very well how we did it (unsuccessfully) during the campaigns last year. We as the PNU jammaz shall do our stuff as usual and if you people corner us, then we shall call for a state of emergency (read Kimunyas words, according to Jakoyo Midiwo)…”

    …. From the PNU Executive wing.

    *************************************************************

    Now, if that picture above is not true, tell me why Kibaki is not sacking this mannerless thief called Kimunya.
    Tell me why the cabinet meeting to discuss Kimunya’s malpractices was indefinately postponed.
    Tell me why Uhuru and her cousin (of course Beth Mugo) are supporting the whole thing.
    Tell me why Kimunya is telling his constituents that its a matter of them and not him yet we all know very well that its all about Kimunya in the name of his people.
    Tell me why Kimunya wants Raila out as PM.

    My take is that despite them laying all those booby-traps, the hunted (ODM) became the hunter, striking before they were struck.

    Whoever is calling this a tribal war is a tribalist himself. You cannot see tribalism in such an open atrocity to our nation unless you are tribalistic yourself. I pity your perception, oh you who label this grave injustice to Kenya a ‘tribal affair’, calling it a game between Luos and Kikuyus. May whoever bewitched your sight and rendered you myopic observers be cursed even in hell wherever he went.

    STOP TAKING KENYANS FOR A RIDE, MR. PRESIDENT. SACK KIMUNYA. KENYANS ARE WATCHING.

  109. Turncoat says:

    Must we stay in a coalition where the thieves dont want to let go of the cookies even when found hand in the Jar. How then is ODM if they were to sit in the opposition. I SAY WE GO FOR ELECTIONS. We might just pay less in the short term than we may have to pay in the long term. SAWA PIA PNU WAKISHINDA. IF THE POLITICIANS CANT ACT LET THEM FACE THE PEOPLE IN THE BALLOT EARLIER THEN THEY EXPECTED.

  110. Jane says:

    There is a know-it all generation & most of the current MPS belong to this group of people. This has made them sink deeper into ignorance as the days go by.( Uerefu mwingi huondoa maarifa). That is why they turn to name calling and dealing with irrelevances in puzzles as simple as the sale of a hotel.

    If somebody was certain and loaded with true facts about the transaction,why couldn’t they go to court, have a caveat placed on the property, then bring the facts, not judgements, fictions or opinions in parliament. Have all other parties present their cases, and let wananchi decide.

    MPs and Orengo have not brought facts on the grand regency hotel sale transaction. Why? . Its said, he who seeks justice must come with justice.

    Why do MPs have a habit of preaching hatred, propaganda and animosity since 2005.

  111. tnk says:

    i sincerely hope RAO is not going to let Kimunya off the hook.

    ODM has been giving in way too easily. I hope the other MPs also stand their ground, lets see what business kibaki and kimunya can transact without parliament debating the propoals.

  112. tnk says:

    the question of whether Kimunya is being railroaded or not is immaterial. The focus of this situation is about the credibility and integrity of parliament and whether indeed the president and kimunya who are both elected members of the parliament respect this body.

    parliament voted almost to the last man, whether they are right or wrong is not in question, if kibaki and kimunya cannot listen to that vote then we have to all agree that those MPs have been wasting time debating issues because they can be overturned or overruled by the sitting president. i.e they are just rubber stamps and have absolutely no say in running the govt and are no different from the ordinary mwananchi except they are paid millions for it.

    Parliament must stamp its authority or forever remain toothless.

    Hard decisions have to be made either way, I second Poghisio on that.

  113. tnk says:

    while we await for kibaki to do nothing

    is there anybody out there with some insight and can shed light on this saga

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=2&newsid=126876

    face value it appears the way things should be, with more grassroot participation in decision making. what i dont get is the foreign funded NGO part and why the councillors took this rather strange stance against the people who will elect them in future

  114. Maru Kapkatet says:

    RAILA’S FATAL JUDGEMENTS:

    I am beginning to doubt whether or not Mr. Raila Odinga has the right judgement to provide Kenya with good leadership. Look at the frequency and great number of Raila’s UNFORCED POOR JUDGEMENTS:

    FATAL ERROR # 1. Raila agrees to have his adviser/secretary appointed a Permanent Secretary and yet the man is over 55 years. This has provided Francis Muthaura and all of Kibaki’s friends who are over 55 years of age a safety net. Furthermore, Raila is no longer in a position to demand that the rule of law and regulations and rule governing the conduct of the government be followed. Worse still, Raila cannot defend women who are forced out of the civil service when they approach 55 years of age.

    FATAL ERROR # 2. Raila agrees to have only one assistant minister for finance from ODM instead of two and worse still, Raila puts his own brother, who is not trained in Finance or Economics, to be the Assistant Minister.

    Oburu’s naivety in the workings of the ministry of finance are starting to show. In the Grand Regency hotel’s sale saga, it is possible that Oburu also received a small gift in an envelope. It reminds one of the envelope which Mzee Oginga Odinga received from Ketan Somaia.

    It turned out that Mzee Iginga had received a bribe but he got away with the “crime” because he told Kenyans that his eyesight was failing and that he could not imediately know what Ketan Somaia had given him.

    It is very easy to involve Dr. Oburu Odinga in various scandals in Treasury without him being quite in the know. Did the Libyans give Oburu a gift? Was the experienced and resourceful Kamlesh Pattni send to meet Oburu (and Kamlesh knows where to place his camera to take the clearest picture showing the duped victim in the act) with a small gift.

    If there is any evidence, however minute it might be, linking Dr. Oburu to the Grand Regency hotel scandal, then it is impossible for Raila to convince Kenyans that he was not involved.

    If Raila had a very good judgement, he would not have had Oburu Odinga (of all people as he is family) in the ministry of finance. Raila should have known that the ministry which forced ministers out for corruption in the past was the Ministry of Finance.

    Saitoti, Mwiraria, Murungaru, Murungi all fell because of scandals that had happened in the Ministry of Finance.

    For Raila Odinga to be save from ascandals, he has to get his brother out of the Ministry of Finance.

    FATAL ERROR # 3. PM Raila appoints a Cabinet sub-committee to look into the sale of the Grand Regency hotel. Orengo is now being accused of having demanded a KSh. 3 million bribe. We do not know whether or not this accusation is true. What we know for a fact is that the ministries of finance and lands and the attorney general’s office must have been involved in the sale.

    If Orengo and Wako are naturally required to have been involved, should PM Raila not have called the Cabinet sub-committee only for discovery of facts and not to judge. After discovering and assembling the facts, should PM Raila not have consulted the Law Society of Kenya as an independent third party to review the case and make recommendations to him. This could have happened within a day.

    PM Raila is taking a route similar to that of Aaron Ringera who accused Judges and judged and convicted them and he did so because he wanted to convince Kenyans that he is a tough guy and qualifies to be the director of KACC.

    Unfortunately, Ringera’s escapades resulted in many innocent victims being kicked out. Justices Waki, Wendo, and Aganyanya have come to epitomize the innocent victims of abuse of power.

    TO BE FAIR TO ALL, ALL THESE INDIVIDUALS SHOULD STEP ASIDE FOR PROPER INVESTIGATIONS TO BE CARRIED ON THE SALE OF THE GRAND REGENCY HOTEL:

    1. AMOS KIMUNYA (MINISTRY OF FINANCE)
    2. ATTORNEY GENERAL AMOS WAKO
    3. JAMES ORENGO (MINISTRY OF LANDS)
    4. FRANCIS MUTHAURA (HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE)
    5. NJUGUNA NDUNGU (CENTRAL BANK)
    6. AARON RINGERA (KACC)
    7. MICHAEL GICHANGI (NSIS)

    They all had a hand (by commision or ommision) in the Grand Regency hotel saga

  115. Turncoat says:

    Kimunya is on reacord (this sunday) THAT ‘ I WOULD RATHER DIE THAN RESIGN’.
    Is he dead or has he resigned ? Do Kenyans a favour dont die be4 u tell us who fradulently bot the grand rege.

  116. tnk says:

    am glad Kimunya decided to respect parliament and his colleagues.

    in return i hope parliament or whoever is appointed to investigate does a thorough and professional job on this issue as well as other issues on privatisation that Kimunya has handled

    let it be clear that its not witch hunting.

    regretably kibaki has a knack to slip back these guys once the heat is off, so I will not be surprised if after a few weeks to hear of some random re-appointment/re-instatment

    my take is that this is a ploy to push through the budget debates crucial for the running of the govt and once thats done, kimunya will be reinstated.

    unless a finance minister is appointed this is likely to be the case.

    kudos to members of parliament and civic bodies for staying the course.

    its not time to celebrate or gloat, this is the time to strengthen parliament and these institutions, whistle blowers must also be protected at all costs.

  117. tnk says:

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=2&newsid=127024

    this is encouraging, could someone publish (link or article) of the full recommendation.

    am beginning to like the kind of business the 10th parliament is transacting. lets demystify this finance portfolio and have more input from all members

    agent4change when you stop eating heppy could you start another thread

  118. mumias says:

    Oteino Kajwang should thread very carefully. In view of the current alertness of the 10th house. I believe he should pre-empt this business of vetoing the technical advise where he granted the work permits.

    The very fact these people came to the media is worrying, Civil servants are meant never to reveal disagreements with thier political master, they job is to implement politicians orders, albeit within the law. In this case I felt that Kajwang acted within the powers granted by law.

    HOWEVER I will not defend him purely because he is ODM. I believe he should tell the house why he acted the way he did, what were his reasons at arriving at such a conclusion. This is because this thing could eaily sprial into a big thing, rest assured PNU will want revenge and seize on this.

    Kajwang, should come to the house and tell us why he made the decision he did, that way we pre-empt any attempt to say he was bribed or influenced into that decision.

    Let no Minister feel he can do as he wants now. I repsect Kajwaang, and want to ensure he does not tarnish his reputation by letting this escalate beyond control.

    Kinunya went down because he lied to the house. Come clean and pre-empt any malious campaign, and you nip the trouble in the bud.

    H

  119. Jane says:

    Innocent Children who do not even have voting cards are burnt alive, and in a church in Eldoret in the name of democracy.

    For all the murderers and witch hunters in and out of parliament, its a matter of time. What goes around comes around.

  120. Dr Afullo Augustine says:

    The death of Kones and Laboso was a big blow to ODM and the grand coalision.
    However, Ya Mungu ni mengi. Even Jesus had to die for a good cause, and only God knows the day for each of us. Let God be the judge, and lets move on. To their constituents, POleni sana. To ODM and all good thinking and well wishers of kenya, bado mapambano.

    To Kimunya, a thief is a thief. There is no need calling names . But he has done a calculation that as a minister, even if he were getting 1 million net per month, he needs 500 months to amass 500 million. This would mean he lives beyond his lifetime, for an ordinary human being lives not more than 840 months, 240 of which one is in school, and another 240 months to settle as a million per month earner.
    So he knows that getting 5 billion for himself and frinds, even if they were just 10, they would be living more than life itself. And they are aware tht Ringera and co are frinds who would never make them pay back. At worst, they would only be sacked and left with the loot to eat.
    So it is our responsibility that this money is recovered fully for use by kenyans. The libyans could not pay anything less than 6 billion for that hotel- they and Kimunya and company know this well.

    Good day, and for kenyans, Aluta continua

  121. Amani says:

    Bado Maoambano..

  122. tnk says:

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=2&newsid=127073

    this is one fellow (Gitobu) i have always found to be solid/upright, used to meet with him frequently awhile back

  123. Maru Kapkatet says:

    EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT RAILA WON THE PRESIDENCY

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=2&newsid=127059

    Kenyans have allowed Mwai Kibaki to be president until his time to go comes.

    The sad and most frustrating thing, however, is that Mwai Kibaki is serving only his friends.

    He spent a lot of time with Amos Kimunya when it had been revealed that Kimunya was involved in a corrupt deal. Were they trying to destroy or doctor evidence? It is a very shameful act for a leader to dine and wine with an individual whom parliament has shamed.

    What I find intriguing about Mwai Kibaki is that he will go to great lengths to defend his Muthaiga Club pals while he will not bat an eyelid in denying his own flesh and blood.

    The Grand Regency commission of inquiry is only about 40% credible. Justice Majid Cockar is a respected Judge but his two colleagues, Kathurima M’inoti and Charles Kirui, should not be in the commission investigating Amos Kimunya because both of them have strong and friendly relationship with the subject, Kimunya, being investigated.

    In the world where there is a genuine rule of law and leaders are accountable and respect ethics, both Kathurima M’inoti and Charles Kirui should have declined to sit on the commission investigating Amos Kimunya citing conflict of interest.

    In the Kenya of impunity and injustice, some people accept to sit on commissions to bend justice and exonerate their friend. Kathurima M’inoti has very strong ties not only to Amos Kimunya but also to Francis Muthaura and Aaron Ringera who may turn out to be accomplices.

    Charles Kirui has strong relationship with Amos Kimunya both professionaly and by marriage. Charles Kirui was chair of ICPAK and so was Kimunya. They are very close colleagues in their professsional body.

    I suspect that Kathurima and Kirui were chosen to work to exonerate Amos Kimunya. Justice Majid Cockar must be extra vigilant to ensure that justice rules and not allow Kthurima and Kirui to manipulate the investigations in favour of Amos Kimunya.

    Why did Mwai Kibaki not choose completely indepndent people to sit with Majid Cockar on the commission?

    Until there are more Kikwetes and Kagames leading African countries, there is no hope for accontability and justice. The Mugabes and Kibakis have turned their countries into oases of impunity and injustice.

    The Grand Regency issue could be handled fairly and professionally only if the people sitting on the commission are neutral and care for justice and truth.

    Why is Mwai Kibaki allowing Francis Muthaura to undermine PM Raila Odinga?

    THE WORLD KNOWS THAT MWAI KIBAKI DID NOT WIN THE PRESIDENCY.

    I believe that Francis Muthaura must have given the Governor of Central Bank the go-ahead to keep the PM in the dark as far as the sale of the Grand Regency hotel. Unless Francis Muthaura is called to testify before the Cockar commission, I will not see the commission as credible.

    FRANCIS MUTHAURA, STOP UNDERMINING THE PM.

  124. tnk says:

    agent4change do you need assistance maintaining this blog

  125. Jane says:

    If the degree of hatred preached by ODM against certain communities in Kenya since 2005 was so intense that its supporters had the strength to set a church on fire and burn alive women and children, what more damage and destruction would have happened by now if the party took over the leadership of the country?. Todate, blood drips from ODM, the liars and the murders in the movement.

  126. Railkamuodho says:

    Somebody said that friends and foes are always unsure of what Kibaki will do. He does not beat drums in public. I am also encouraged by Raila’s ability to use his boys and him keeping mum.
    Nobody expected any ODM person to appreciate any action from the other side even if they resigned unless they get the portfolio. You can be assured of one thing, If Michuki is confirmed as the finance minister, then heads will start rolling very soon and corruption in that docket will be a thing of the past. Somebody who used to work with Michuki told me that he wants people accountable for each and every cent in their department. If a small amount of money is missing, Michuki would not allow the meeting to proceed untill the right answer was given.
    For our MPs, sorry if you think you will not pay your taxes, Michuki will follow through with that message. Wait and see.
    Turning to Kajwang, unfortunately for our country, there is PNU corruption and ODM corruption. If it happens with PNU, shout with your loudest part of your mouth, if it happens to an ODM, shout with the same mouth but this time with the message of “persecution” and tribalism.

  127. Maru Kapkatet says:

    OVER MY DEAD BODY

    These were the words of Dr. Munyua Waiyaki while he was Kenya’s minister for foreign affairs.

    The time was mid-seventies. Mr. Charles Njonjo, who was Kenya’s Attorney General then, had suggested that Kenya starts dialogue with South Africa which at the time was under apartheid rule. The Bothas were ruling South Africa then.

    Dr. Waiyaki strongly opposed any contacts with South Africa telling Mr. Njonjo that “dialogue with South Africa could only take place over my dead body”. Njonjo, Waiyaki, and Kibaki were colleagues in Jomo Kenyatta’s Cabinet.

    Mwai Kibaki was the minister for finance, Ndegwa was governor of Central Bank, Nicholas Nganga was the permanent secretary for finance, John Michuki was the chairman of the Kenya Commercial Bank.

    At that time as it is now, the top officials in Treasury and banks were from one ethnic group. Mwai Kibaki has inherited two things from the Jomo Kenyatta days:

    Firstly, he has inherited Kenyatta’s unapologetic determination to shut out non-Kikuyus from the Treasury and all money places. Secondly, Mwai Kibaki is echoing Dr. Waiyaki’s famous words albeit in a different context. Mwai Kibaki is telling Kenya and the world that “the minister for finance in Kenya can only come from outside the Gikuyu, Meru, and Embu communities over my dead body”.

    IT IS NAKED GREED. THE SAD THING IS NOT MWAI KIBAKI DENYING ALL KENYANS EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE BUT THAT KENYAN POLITICIANS APPEAR TO BE IMPOTENT AND ARE NOT OPPOSING THIS ABUSE OF POWER AND OPEN PRACTICE OF TRIBALISM.

    The million-dollar question right now is how much longer Dr. Oburu Odinga will last as assistant minister for finance. Dr. Oburu must make it his unfailing practice never to open any envelopes himself. He should let his secretary do it for him.

    “We do not want any referees here” are his last infamous words. He was implying that Kenyans should be left to slaughter one another unhindered.

    PRIDE GOES BEFORE A FALL AND THE FALL IS SURELY COMING!

  128. Turncoat says:

    So predictable wasnt it that Michuki would be the Finance Minister, and octegenarian, and tribally correct, member of the exclusive Muthiaga club. And you didnt see it coming………..guys u didnt see it coming……….

    There are also stories going round that the Grand regency may have been purchased by judy Kibaki. I now concur with TNK that the there are chances that the commision may absolve Kimunya from blame and see to his re-instatement in the future.

    There are still a few who slander our leader and our policies. They laugh at our aspirations, they water down our thots. i would like to remind them that the Mwai Kibaki website is still working. The last time i checked the blog was getting less less than 10 hits a month.

    The olny reason u are in this blog is because you want to be with us and u know what WE LOVE YOU TO. If you have any evidence whatsoever about ODM’s participation in the killing of small children, take it to the police stations or FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.

  129. Railkamuodho says:

    Every president will sorround himself with cronies. Even Raila has an inner circle which is dominated by Luos. When I talk about the inner circle, I am not talking about the pentagon (which seems to have died). When Raila became the PM, only very few people have a chance to access him and others will only see him through an appointment. Even seeing honarable Rutoh today is not as easy as it was a few months ago. He is a flag flying minister and his security is tight.
    If there was another Kalenjin president (God forbid), state house would be a Kelenjin speaking zone as it used to be during Mois time (cooks, security, state house chaplain-not Kabarak, and the state house controller (except Phares Kuindwa). When a Kalenjin opens his or her mouth to speak and sees tribalism in Kibaki, I feel like vomiting. I believe that our country can do better where even the personal assistant to Raila does not have to be a Luo or Kibakis a Kikuyu or Mudavadis a Maragoli. But as our nation is, we trust our tribesmen than anything else.
    The hatred for Kikuyus will not help anybody. If you guys failed to wipe out the Kikuyus this time around, never, never, never dream that you will achieve this evil scheme. It is high time that tribes in Kenya embraced each other and accept that they will have to live together as a nation.
    Tribal war lords should get out and tell Kenyans to get the necessary tools to improve their lives rather than waiting for the government to solve their problems.
    One the Kenyans economy, TNK used to chide us with the strong word such as that Kenyans economy is not personal check book to balance. But against all expectations even after the killings, we still met our budget. I implore president Kibaki to confirm Michuki in the Finance docket so that we do not have to deal again with a crisis like grand regency mania. If he embarks on his job as in other ministries, then better things are ahead.

  130. tnk says:

    railka

    i continue to reach out to you whenever possible

    this is a juvenile attempt to bait me with with this statement

    “TNK used to chide us with the strong word such as that Kenyans economy is not personal check book to balance. But against all expectations even after the killings, we still met our budget”

    it has no substance but if you revert to real matters i will be here to support material that helps kenyans move forward.

  131. Railkamuodho says:

    TNK,
    I don’t think that you are here to lecture people or give wise counsel or worse still lecture people on what is better stuff for moving Kenya forward. All I said above was the truth. Whenever we tried to say that Kibaki has improved the economy, you only saw the bad side. This can be shown in today’s Standard online which has portrayed Kibaki lacking judgement. Yet the first place he landed when he assumed leadership in 2002 was in the US as a guest of President Bush. He begged for the millenium deal but did not get anything. As a wise leader, you turn to the nations that will assist you help your people. The west is not African saviour. Infact regional trading blocks are now far much better rather than depending on one super power that will only assist you with strings attached. Kenya is on the road to recovery and before 2030, we will be the African tigger competing with South Africa and Nigeria, with a better economy than the rest. Jobs will be more forthcoming with the entry of bigger multinationals and the private sector. The Japanese and American economy stand because of the private sector not the government.
    I will remind you here that none of us has a monopoly of truth and the more you think that Kenya’s future is only assured through ODM, then you are as lost as any person can be. Kenya’s future is only possible through collective effort and will- be it from PNU or ODM.
    Did you read the lead story in the Nation on the web about the continuing Schools unrest? While the School heads and teachers blame this on lack of proper puninshing due to the 2001 law, I think generally most of the chaos have been affected by the nature of our society. The politicians have continued to teach our youngstars that onlly through violence can they get the ear of their teachers and parents. One person said that violence breeds violence and the just concluded elections just proved that point. Our students are now saffer in private schools than in the public schools.
    What do the old people think when wives and husbands quarrel before their childre, politicians take to the streets or fist fight in public or get infected with Aids, when they mobilize standard seven and eight boys to go and burn peoples houses or recruit them in the SLDF or Mungiki or Chinkororo, Baghdad boys etc? We are breeding a nation of thugs and we continue the same arrogance and street battles on this blogg against one tribe and expect to bring out a peace-loving generation. Sorry, we are preparing for the worst future if we do not put our acts together and teach natioanalism rather than tribalism. Dont tell me about Kibaki and his ilks, let us talk among progressive Kenyans who will not remind me daily of my roots.

  132. Maru Kapkatet says:

    PM Raila is going to be very busy dealing with ministerial scandals.

    The PM has to show consitency and interview Ministers Kajwang and Uhuru.

    It would be a disaster for Hon. Raila and Kenya as a whole if Mr. Kajwang is sliding back to his old ways that led to his (Kajwang’s) disbarment.

    Would it not be a good idea to have the Attorney General and Hon. Mutula Kilonzo as part of te PM’s permanent ministerial misconduct panel (MMP). The AG is supposed to be neutral of PNU and ODM while Mutula Kilonzo is a firm believer in Justice and the Rule of Law.

    It looks like the PM needs such a permanent panel.

    The PM should also clearly set out and re-issue conditions under which a Minister can be allowed to overule the bureaucrats.

  133. tnk says:

    railka

    take a deep breath then ensure you close one end before you breath out. like i said i will not engage you trivial matters.

    and its laughable that you talk about not giving wise counsel and lectures, then proceed to do the same.

    make up your mind

  134. pato says:

    problem with our country is that the so called young educated elite are to busy defending their thieving tribesmen to worry about Kenya.

    Our Poor motherland. How did you end up with such pathetic small brained children? where are the Pintos? the jaramogis? the Mboyas? the Kaggias? the JM?

    why did such a great generation give birth to pea brained fools like the ones who populate forums like this one?

  135. Railkamuodho says:

    Pato,
    You are one of the same elites. Today ODM will continue to defend Otieno Kajwang not because it is the right thing do but because he belongs to the Political Party of the moment (PPM). And by the way, why use demeaning language in reference to other bloggers you and TNK? Does it mean if I challenge your thinking then you stand to judge me and still engage me in the debate? So your brains are so superior to others so as to lecturer them, know when they are righ or wrong? I thought two or three are better than one?

  136. Railkamuodho says:

    TNK,
    I just expressed my frustration not only with our politicians but the nature of our generation. I may have offended you by my language for which I regret. But then you and Pato like many of us are great Kenyans. We only disagree on political issues. Enough of that. Right now Isaac Rutoh has transformed from being a marverick to a ‘nyamaza’ in anticipation of being appointed in place of Kones. Don’t expect him to continue with Ababu untill Raila overlook him and appoint another fellow.

  137. tnk says:

    Railka

    what do you make of this article in the standard, and try to analyse it objectively

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143990242&cid=289&

    you will realise the problem we have today did not start where many imagine, it started a long time back with Kenyatta, was shelved during Moi times and resurfaced with kibaki.

    if we cannot detribalise our thinking and politics, then it will continue to haunt us for many more years to come

    if the voters cannot impress upon candidates that they will not vote tribal demigods then expect everything else that goes with it.

  138. Railkamuodho says:

    TNK,
    I agree with some of the statements in the article and I strongly believe that power in Kenya is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals and more so the president’s tribe. I do not want to say for sure that all the three presidents intended that to be so. The reason the three decided to go that route was because of external threats. Kenyatta’s threat was from the Jaramogi circle and Moi’s the 1982 coup attempt. And Kibaki’s? While it is true that tribesmen sorround the president, even among the regions tribe, some among them feel sidelined by the powers that be. For example, during Kibaki’s tenure, Kiambu and RV Kikuyus feel that power is concentrated around Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Meru etc. This was the same with Moi because the Kipsigis do not seem to have enjoyed as much benefit as the Tugen, Keiyo etc.
    So, the biggest problem in Kenya is our constitution and unequal distribution of resources. The first is education. If all Kenyan tribes were accorded enough education so that they can see the world differently, they would become more entrepreneural and innovative. We need to make education accessible to all people. The second one is on health, followed by job opportunities and creation. The third stiking point is the most sensitive- land. That is why most of us support James Orengo and his crusade to change business in the lands ministry.
    Because I have to run, I may have to pick this topic next time on how we should share power among Kenya tribes. I do not want to just anylize the article, I want to be pragmatic and seek for solutions.

  139. tnk says:

    railka

    i agree with a number of your comments

    my take is that the problem with the constitution is where it vests the entire running of the country at the whim of one man sitting on the throne. if that authority was distributed to different independent organs of the executive, the minor bottlenecks would not be as amplified.

    the president just has way too much authority and cannot be checked by any institution or body, only the masses can check this excess through voting and we all know how that went.

    once that authority is broken up and spread over independent and effective organs, then that tribal coalescing around a point man will greatly diminish leading naturally over a period of time to more balanced resource management, development and distribution. pretty much like transport if there is only one matatu, the stampede will kill any weaklings while favoring a few but if there are several 100s of vehicles then other criteria come into play such as safety, modern, facilities, cleanliness etc.

    but the problem here is that kibaki and the group around him know that breaking up this authority means they have less control/influence and they therefore have no interest in doing so and sadly enough due to the vast influence provided in the constitution, control this process completely.

    the only hope is for a sustained joint and radical effort by the 10th parliament to force through the constitution reforms or else force a new election where a new president will be bold enough like De-Klerk down south to take a decision that literally makes his most vulnerable.

  140. tnk says:

    this is a tough problem

    http://www.capitalnews.co.ke/Local/Raila-meeting-endorses-Mau-evictions.html

    i agree tough decisions need to be made, and i agree that there are mischievous people who infiltrate such events to cause confusion and make capital/financial gain

    at the same time however this is a sensitive issue and could potentially displace a large number of people with no alternative. October deadline appears too soon to complete a resettlement exercise, however if the PM and the relevant committee can assure the logistic management is in place and adequately prepared to handle the exercise and the expected/unexpected problems to be encountered then it should be a good thing to demonstrate that we have capacity to carry out such resettlement efficiently and without favor for the overall good of the country.

    my suggestion is that in view of the short period before the October date, pilot resettlement projects be carried out and any arising issues resolved promptly and not carry out it like in the IDP resettlement which involved too much force and no real solutions on the ground. for this to work both the moved and host communities have to buy in to the idea (i.e more participatory process) with government facilitating and chipping in as needed.

    and i also do not believe this to be a simple cut over event but a process that may go well over the cut over dates.

    overall i’m however very encouraged by the speed and efficiency that PM RAO and ODM ministers and MPs are moving to tackle long standing problems with very limited resources but counting on the goodwill of kenyans who want to resolve these problems and move on with their lives. this is despite hostility and obstacle setting being done by their PNU counterparts and hostile civil servants/administrators

  141. tnk says:

    this is one very irresponsible person

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143990321&cid=4&

    and should not be in charge of any ministry

  142. tnk says:

    now that karua and RAO are on the same page (finally)

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143990389&cid=4&

    can we have some serious energy expended in tackling corruption

  143. Railkamuodho says:

    TNK,
    I am back and just posting a few comments before I run again. Now, politicians are made up of very different breed of humanity. Right now that we are trying to save our lifeline (read Mau catchement), some tribal chiefs are up in arms just to support their people. Yet it is obvious that if something is not done real fast, drought will take its toll on Kenya land. Instead of turnng this issue tribal, the MPs should be fighting and trying to identify where the legitimate people should be resettled even if it means soliciting dollars from multinationals to make space for these peopl.
    On the question we were dealing with about our history, I believe that this country is not lost. We already have informed people and a new constitution should be in place very soon. As you can see, nobody is actually opposed to a new constitution because Kibaki will be the last leader of his generation and new politics will be the order of the day.
    On distribution of resources, I believe that each and every Kenyan should have a piece of land in their ancestral place and that rural urban migration curbed so that slums are eradicated from our major cities. If Baringo district is making millions of dollars in Aloe Vera, why not introduce this to other districts that do not have good agricultural climate?
    Lastly on the issue of power, we need to make sure that the president is accountable to the people of Kenya and that none of the tribes should be seen to be dominating others. People should be appointed on the basis of their qualifications not their places of origin. May God help us to see the light.

  144. Maru Kapkatet says:

    DOES HON. RAILA HAVE THE RIGHT JUDGEMENT TO LEAD KENYA?

    While I have confidence that Mr. Raila Odinga is a good man, I am not comfortable with some of the decisions that he makes.

    I was never comfortable that he had appointed Mr. Otieno Kajwang as the Minister for Immigration knowing the amount of temptation to corrupt deals in immigration and registration of persons department.

    Mr. Kajwang is a man with a history. He is disbarred from the Law Society of Kenya for illegal and shameful acts of stealing money from a client or clients. We have a saying in my language that goes thus: “Even if you tame a monkey, it will never forget their jumping acts”

    Should Hon. Raila not have foreseen that Mr. Kajwang may be a high-risk individual who may easily re-offend if the circumstances he is he is exposed to are right?

    It would have been better for Hon. Raila Odinga, Mr. Kajwang, and ODM in general to have Mr. Kajwang serve in a safer portfolio such as East African Community or Fisheries.

    Mr. Otieno Kajwang may be innocent even though his actions are wrong but knowing his history, it will be hard to convince anyone that money and a lot of it did not change hands for the permits to be issued.

    The PM should request Kibaki to have a shuffle of ministers. Some ministers are doing wonderful work – Agriculture, Tourism, Higher Education, Sports, Lands, Planning are some of ODM’s shining lights. Others look like they are having a nap.

    I have never heard from Fisheries. No paper being prepared on fish processing at the point of production? No paper on proposed research work into fish farming in North Eastern Kenya and throughout the arid and semi-arid Kenya? Not even an audit report on the “state of the fish industry in Kenya”?

    What benefits is Kenya reaping so far from collaborative work on fish farming and marketing being done between Purdue University of the USA and Moi University. Should the Minister of Fisheries not be pursuing to have this scheme expanded to cover Maseno and other universities where there is alot of fishing activity?

    We hear a lot of negative stuff from Immigration. We hear little stuff from Industry. Is KIRDI still alive and if so what have they been doing?

    Under whose portfolio is KIPO (Kenya Intellectual Property Organization)? How many patents have they issued?

    Considering that the Minister of Local Government is also the Deputy PM, it is too quiet for my comfort. Is Hon. Mudavadi still trying to find his way around? That would be strange considering that he was VP, Minister for Finance, Minister for Transport, Minister for Supplies and Marketing at one time. I would have expected him to hit the ground running.

  145. pato says:

    Sometimes I feel sorry for Kenyans. here is maru desperately trying to find a difference between kajwang and Kimunya. And it must be found because in his mind, Kimunya belongs to the theives and Kajwang belongs to the saints. But Alas, they dissapoint. They all appear to be the same because they ARE THE SAME except in our tribalistic minds that even creates concepts like ‘mass protests’ as a pseudo name for ethnic cleansing or ‘developmnent’ as an alias for Anglo leasing and other grand corruption schemes.

    Their is no difference between ODM and PNU except perharps in our minds. Same politicians who have ripped us since independence (PNU from 1964-1978) and ODM (1978-2002)

    We are such a sorry bunch. No wonder wazungus roll on the floor with laughter whenever they hear at ‘an educated african’ you would rather say you are uneducated because then your stupidity is excusable.

  146. tnk says:

    to those MPs opposed to the Mau resettlement

    UNEP and other environmental bodies could/should furnish these guys with a complete and comprehensive scientific evidence. But this exercise should not stop with Mau, there are also other systems that have been similarly destroyed through human settlement adversely affecting the fragile ecosystem.

    i agree that the communities living in these areas need to be involved in the resttlement discussion, but it needs to be done now rather than later. different resttlements options should make it possible to move a significant portion of the population. iti should be clear that the population needs to move, what those MPs should be providing or suggesting if they are genuinely interested in the welfare of the people, is the different (viable) options or alternatives and not just create stumbling blocks for popularity. those options can be evaluated/discussed and incorporated or modified until a mutually agreed set of alternatives is presented. Also there can not be widely accepted one solution fits all, so as alternatives are presented that some find acceptable, they should be allowed or let to move on and not hindered or delayed just becuase others have not yet found suitable alternatives. October however is too soon and December/January is more realistic but certainly the exercise should commence immediately.

  147. Turncoat says:

    Tom Mshindi’s article today on the Daily Nation was a winner.
    in Short he said KIBAKI HANA SAY SAHII.

  148. Railkamuodho says:

    I consider myself a prophet. There is no turning back on removing all human beings from Mau forest. We cannot waste any more time and must move with speed to take Kenya where it was in the 70s. Right now majority of us are behind Raila Odinga and the concerned ministers on restoring our beloved nation and the environment. It is now clear that Wangari Maathai was after all very clever and foresaw what millions of us missed. I wish a special re-afforastation department was created for the professor to head planting of trees in the destroyed property. If Congo can recognize her, how about us?
    I suggest that billions of dollars be collected for the program from foreign and local environmentalists and foreign governments and that local communities be involved in growing, planting and caring for trees along all the river banks that have now dried. The project will create jobs for millions of young men and women who are tarmacing for jobs in Nairobi. Tents can be erected in Mau and food provided while seedlings provided by local communities for the thousands of youths who because of being idle take to the streets at the slightest provocation. They need jobs and here is one for them.
    The water catchement areas should also be reafforested. All the trained foresters from Moi University and Londiani forestry College should be called from their homes and given jobs through this special project.

  149. Maru Kapkatet says:

    IS WAKI COMMISSION A CREDIBLE THING?

    ODM has given Mwai Kibaki an opportunity to claim the tag of victim and victory in the Waki Commission when ODM should be the victim.

    If you are a legal expert, would you see the Waki Commissio as a crdible thing? I do not think so. I respect Justice Waki and I believe that he is a Judge of good standing.

    We respected Samwel Kivuithu and last year, many of us were demanding that his tenure as ECK Chairman be extended. What did Samwel Kivuithu turn out to be? He is still in ECK. He is oblivious to the many Kenyans who died because of his failure to act independently and democratically.

    I am seeing The Waki Commission ending up like the ECK. I am seeing Justice Waki joining the list of so-called leaders who have failed Kenyans. Some of such leaders include Kalonzo Musyoka, General Kianga, Samwel Kivuithu, amongst others.

    I was shocked to read the other day that General Kianga has emerged after going AWOl when Kenyans needed to hear his voice most. Why is General Kianga now asking Kenyans to show him evidence that there were Ugandan mercenaries in Kenya.

    In December 2007 to March of 2008, General Kianga failed to come out to reassure Kenyans that there were no Ugandan soldiers in Kenya. Where was he? Had he been sidelined? Why is he emerging now? Is this a behaviour one would expect of a brave general?

    The Waki Commission is receiving submissions from Maj. Gen. Gichangi in camera. Why? Why not give the submissions in public so that it can be challenged. First of all, Maj. Gen. Gichangi lacks credibility. He is the same man who was accused of extortion only a few days ago regarding the Grand Regency hotel saga. How does he become credible now?

    Over 90% of the government officials who are going to give submissions to the Waki Commission are from Mwai Kibaki’s ethnic group so under what circumstances will Justice Waki verify lack of bias from them? Justice Waki would have done some justice to the inquiry by first asking Maj. Gen. Gichangi to table a report on what NSIS presidentail election results showed.

    Instead of driving the inquiry, Justice Waki’s group are being driven by the people who should be investigated. For justice to be done and to be seen to be there, Justice Waki must get the key players in the Election Fraud Aftermath to first commit before accepting their submissions. There is no point receiving submissions that are made based on what has been said.

    The basis of the inquiry should have started with determing who actually won the presidentail elections. This will set the parameters and put all submissions in proper context.

    THE BEST AND ONLY CREDIBLE INVESTIGATIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN CARRIED BY AN INDEPENDENT BODY SUCH AS SCOTLAND YARD. THE FEW DAYS WORTH OF SITTING BY JUSTICE WAKI COMMISSION CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THERE WILL BE NOTHING MEANINGFUL TO BE EXPECTED FROM THE COMMISSION.

    Mwai Kibaki, the aggressor, is in the driver’s seat at the Waki Commission while ODM, the victim, is not even in the bus but hanging onto the door of the bus the KBS-style.

    ODM SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ENGAGE AN INDEPENDENT GROUP OF LAWYERS TO VET THE WAKI COMMISSION ON AN ONGOING BASIS.

    However fair Justice Waki may be, there is no way that he can determine the truth if the submissions are being driven, pre-vetted, and doctored before being presented to him by a side that is master of deception.

    The other day, Mwai Kibaki, met MPs from PNU and affliated parties to convince them to make PNU a single party. Officially, the communication to the MPs was that Kibaki’s action had been prompted by what happened to Amos Kimunya in parliament. What the MPs were not told is that the Kimunya episode in parliament was not the reason Kibaki called for PNU to be made a single party but rather that the episode provided the ideal excuse to sneak in Uhuru to lead PNU.

    They reckon that if PNU can be one party, then when the time comes to elect the presidential candidate, then Uhuru will “beat” Kalonzo, Ms. Karua, Saitoti, and any other candidate to become the single presidentail candidate.

    This type of deception also managed to fool Mr. Julius Sunkuli into standing down for Gideon Konchela in the just-concluded by-election. I learned that Julius Sunkuli was promised that he would be appointed the Attorney General. At some stage, they were referring to Sunkuli not as Julius or Bwana Sunkuli but as Mkuu Wa Sheria.

    After the fact, they are now telling Sunkuli that he cannot be appointed the Attorney General because of the issue of Dennis. Remember the Baba Dennis thing. It is a world of deception and the maginitude of deception that will play out in the Waki Commission is beyond imagination.

    If one officer presents a manufactured story and another officer corroborates it, how will Justice Waki not believe it to be true.

    Amos Kimunya, when he was cornered, manufactured a story to the effect that Hon. James Orengo had demanded a bribe of KSh. 3 million. If Kimunya has two or more of his accomplices giving the same story, will their story not be believable. This is the strategy that will be employed in the Waki Commission.

    Hon. Raila Odinga and ODM are severely handicapped at the Waki Commission. There will be NO TRUTH emerging from the Waki Commission.

    AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED AND JUDGING FROM THE WAY IT HAS STARTED, THE WAKI COMISSION IS NOT WORTH A CENT.

  150. pato says:

    Maru,

    Murderers are murderers whether they kill in the name of ODM or PNU.

    Wacha these long storos to cover your role in the bloodshed. let all murderers and rapists be brought to justice whether they wore police uniforms or were chanting ODM.

    Wote from Kibaki to ruto to the cop shooting demonstrators in Kisumu to the militias dragging women from matatus on the eldoret highway to rape and kill them

  151. pato says:

    kwani justice belongs to ODM only? when mungiki kills in naivasha it is genocide but when your militia kills in eldoret it is fighting for democracy?

    kwenda huko. you are in that very pig sty that PNU wallows in

  152. Railkamuodho says:

    Pato,
    I agree with your view. There are some Kalenjin who behave like they are small deities. They know how to read and tell all kinds of stories. But do not worry, the truth will come out very soon and those who only see Kenya from a tribal perspective will be ashamed. All right thinking Kenyans should be working hard to encourage nationalism and peaceful co-existence among all Kenyans and re-writing our constitution.

  153. Railkamuodho says:

    Watch out what will happen in the near future. As things stand now, Central province will benefit most from the 2012 elections. They will not vote for one particular candidate just like Western province. The votes will be divided as follows: Raila Odinga will get support of Kiambu and parts of Muranga; Kalonzo Musyoka will carry Nyeru, Mbeere, Embu and Meru and Martha Karua will carry Kirinyaga and parts of Nyeri and Meru. The most likely person who can scuttle the whole arrangement would be George Saitoti who is the only candidate without complete Central province roots. Uhuru Kenyatta will be the most valuable kingmaker of our time like Rutoh who both cannot gun for the top seat this time around. But watch the pair in 2017 when God wills as the country will at that time have overcome tribal issues.
    The person to be the next president of Kenya will be the one to build a united country and who will not divide Kenyans along ethnic lines or play the ethnic card. The days of Ntimama, Ngilu, Ngumo, Nyo’ngo and their tribal card politics will be long gone. But the people with the highest chance of leading Kenya are either Kalonzo or Raila.

  154. Maru Kapkatet says:

    SAVING MAU FOREST

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=1&newsid=127764

    MAU FOREST IS ONE OF THE FOREMOST LIFELINES FOR KENYA. MAU FOREST HAS TO BE CONSERVED.

    AT THE SAME TIME, THE MAU SQUATTERS HAVE TO BE TREATED F AS HUMAN BEINGS AND KENYANS WITH THE SAME RIGHTS AS EVERYONE ELSE.

    DURING THE CAMPAIGNS OF LAST YEAR, BOTH MWAI KIBAKI THROUGH UHURU KENYATTA AND HON. RAILA ODINGA PROMISED TO SETTLE THE SQUATTERS AND THE MAU FOREST TITLE-DEED HOLDERS ON THE LAND THEY WERE OCCUPYING BEFORE THE BRUTAL EVICTION BY JOHN MICHUKI.

    EXPERTS WARN THAT IF MAU FOREST IS DESTROYED THROUGH SETTLEMENTS, A GREAT PART OF KENYA WILL BE RENDERED DESERT AND MANY OF THE RIVERS NOW HAVING THEIR SOURCE IN MAU FOREST WILL DRY UP.

    EVERY RIGHT-THINKING KENYAN SHOULD NEVER IGNORE THE STARK WARNING FROM EXPERTS. AT THE SAME TIME, THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PM IN PARTICULAR HAS TO FIND ALTERNATIVE LAND TO SETTLE THE MAU FOREST EVICTEES.

    I URGE THE PM TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

    1. THE PM SHOULD URGENTLY APPROACH UNDP, EU, JAPAN, AND THE USA GOVERNMENT TO SEEK FUNDS TO RE-SETTLE THE MAU FOREST EVICTEES ELSEWHERE AND TO RE-HABILITATE THE MAU FOREST COMPLEX.

    I HAVE OFTEN SUGGESTED THAT KENYA SHOULD APPOINT PROF. WANGARI MATHAI TO HEAD A COMMISSION MANAGING AND RESOLVING CONFLICT BETWEEN PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

    WHEN SHE TALKS, PEOPLE LISTEN AND WHEN SKE ASKS FOR FUNDS, WALLETS WILL OPEN. WHY DOES KENYA NOT PROFIT FROM HER NAME AND FAME?

    I BELIEVE THAT APART FROM MAU FOREST ONE, THERE ARE MANY OTHER SIMILAR PROBLEMS IN KENYA WHERE WATER CATCHMENT AREAS ARE BEING THRESTENED OR HAVE ALREADY BEEN DAMAGED BY SETTLEMENTS.

    A COMMISSION HEADED BY PROF. WANGARI MATHAI WILL RESEARCH, DOCUMENT ALL SUCHG AREAS AND SEARCH FOR AND IMPLEMENT REMEDIAL SOLUTIONS THROUGH FUNDS THEY RAISE LOCALLY AND ABROAD.

    2. IN THE MEANTIME, I REQUEST THE PM TO ASK THE RIFT VALLEY MPS TO ASSIST THE MOST NEEDY OF THE MAu FOREST SQUATTER-FAMILIES (POOREST OF THE POOR) BY RAISING FUNDS TO BUY A NUMBER OF FIVE-ACRE OR EVEN TWO-ACRE PLOTS WHEREVER THEY CAN FIND LAND. THERE IS AN INDIVIDUAL SELLING LAND AROUND THE NJORO AREA. THE RIFT VALLEY MPS SHOULD BOOK SOME ACRES TO SETTLE THE MAU FOREST FAMILIES.

    BY TALKING AND WAITING FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE ALTERNATE SETTLEMENT FOR THE MAU FOREST EVICTEES AND BY NOT TRYING TO BE ACTIVELY PART OF THE SOLUTION THEMSELVES, THE MPS WILL NOT BE SERVING THE NEEDS OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS AS MUCH AS THEY SHOULD.

    THE PM MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SOME POLITICIANS AND BUREAUCRATS IN THE GOVERNMENT WHO WOULD LIKE THE MAU FOREST SQUATTERS EVICTED BRUTALLY AND THROWN OUT INTO HOMELESSNESS IF THAT COULD HELP UNDERMINEHIM, THE PM.

  155. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=1&newsid=127841

    Kalenjins oathing? This is what Maj. Gen. Gichangi says happened in Kenegut Primary and Secondary Schools in Kericho. This will be the #1news item of my entire life.

    KALENJINS GENERALLY DO NOT OATH. I HAVE OFTEN BEEN TOLD THAT OATHING SHOULD NEVER BE ATTEMPTED AS IT WILL TURN ON THE PERPETRATOR OF THE OATH.

    IF INDEED OATHING TOOK PLACE IN KERICHO AS ALLEGED BY MAJ. GEN. GICHANGI, THEN IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW WHAT ADULT OR ADULTS MAY HAVE PRESIDED OVER IT.

    It could have been a plaything by the school children. That such nicknames or derogatory names such as “madoadoa” or “weed” exist and may have been used liberally during the general elections does not imply ill-motive or harm.

    Kalenjins call Kikuyus “the greedy ones” or “Kimoryot” although this name has been corrupted somehow. Kikuyus call Kalenjins “the foolish ones”. The Kipsigis call the Abagusii “kosobek” or “Kap Mama” while Gusiis call the Kipsigis “nyamutyo”. And by the way, almost a quarter of all Kipsigis people are Gusiis or descendants of Gusiis.

    The late Taaita Towett was the son of a Gusii father. I believe that the Kipsigis are the most accomodating tribe of all Kenyan ethnic groups. They welcome other tribes and co-exist with them peacefully. The Luos call Kalenjins “Jalango”, a name to do with cattle rustling, while Kalenjins call Luos “children” or “lagok”.

    My spellings may not be accurate as far as the nicnames are concerned but the idea should be there.

    Kalenjins call Kambas “chelit” because of their past tradition of sharpening their teeth. Every ethnic group in Kenya has a nickname or a derogatory name for other ethnic groups.

    For Gichangi to be believable, he must:

    1. Tender all methods that Kalenjins use to oath and describe which method was used as he alleges was done in Kenegut

    2. Tender proof that the ODM supporters were confident in August of 2007 that Hon. Raila Odinga would have his presidential victory stolen from him to convince his supporters in Kericho to resort to oathing. I do not believe that Kalenjins oath for elections. They never oathed for Moi. How can they oath for Raila?

    3. Gichangi must provide an exhaustive list of all the people he alleges sponsored violence and the list must include details of the meeting that took place in State House where Mungiki and senior State House officials were involved. This requires that Gichangi should have more detailed information than that which was broadcast by BBC.

    At the same time, Justice Waki must summon (subpoena) the BBC in Nairobi to give evidence including transcripts and videos of the interviews they had. The people who gave them the information have to be protected by the Waki Commission and their identities should not be revealed.

    Gichangi lacks credibility and in my view, he is doing his best at this early stage of the Waki Commission proceedings to steer the Commission away from the truth of what precipitated the violence and who the key culprit is – the man who prepared after the referendum of 2005 a road map to electoral fraud. Only a few days ago, Gichangi was accused of extortion. How can he be believed now?

    THE WAKI COMMISSION MAY ACTUALLY GET TO THE TRUTH OF WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED OR WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT OR THE COMMISSION MAY END UP BECOMING THE FIRST COMMISSION OF INQUIRY FIASCO IN KENYA. JUSTICE WAKI MUST TAKE TIME TO ANALYZE AND STOP WHOEVER IS TRYING TO INFLUENCE THE DIRECTION THE INQUIRY SHOULD TAKE.

  156. Turncoat says:

    Shame on you Minister for education Prof Sam Ongeri for alluding that parents have anything to do with the current secondary school strikes. The difference is that whereas corporal punishment has been banned in our schools it still works at home. That is why no homes have been burnt yet.
    You should address the problems that afflict our schools – drugs, teacher student illicit relationship, Mobile phones in school (in our days we gathered at the assembly to pick letters on wednesday),poor teacher salaries (in the west – teachers and police force have attractive salaries. here it is the persons who work the least our M.Ps), teacher absentism, poor diets and infrastructure, sky rocketting fees and plummetting education standards, Lack of regular school inspection as was the past ,Lack of meaningful extra-curicular activities due to the burden of a failed 8-4-4 system.

    Commisions and more commisions – How many of the recommendations of the Koech Report have been complied with. Amidst other things it recommended the scrapping of the 8-4-4 system.

    Prof lets just say it clear that you have presided over the worst term at the helm of the ministry in independent Kenya. The last year examination botch being your platfrom. Shud have heeded to the calls for resignation. There is no telling how much low we will now sink.

  157. tnk says:

    unbelievable

    http://www.kenyatimesonline.com/content.asp?catid=2&articleId=2865

    its just about halfway past the first year of 5 years and he now says that the man he so vigorously fronted for is not fit to lead.

    what madness is that

  158. Jane says:

    Actions speak louder than words. Some people in this blog and elsewhere might want to justify how the kalenjins especially the kipsigis and the Nandis did not evict certain communities from their homes, chased them, killed many and destroyed their properties late last year and early this year in the name of democracy. but , What goes around, comes around. Its only a matter of time.

    Some people in this blog and elsewhere might want to justify why the Kalenjins, especially the Kipsigis and the Nandis evicted,chased certain communities from their homes, killed many and destroyed their property in the name of democracy. but , What goes around, comes around. Its only a matter of time.

    All those who preached lies, propaganda, ndomo ndomo and planted hatred since 2005 in the name of democracy, its only a matter of time.

  159. Anon says:

    It is Kenyatta who planted the seed of hatred in 1963

  160. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143990840&cid=4&

    THIS MAN, HON. RAILA ODINGA, IS AMAZING. IF HE DOES NOT TRANSFORM KENYA INTO THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, THEN KENYA IS NOT TRANSFORMABLE.

    DO YOU SEE WHAT HE IS DOING AND WHERE HE IS HEADING? HE IS A STRATEGIST PER EXCELLENCE. DO YOU SEE WHAT TYPE OF PARLIAMENT KENYA NOW HAS? AND GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT THE WAKI COMMISSION, TOO. I HAVE RESTED MY RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE WAKI COMMISSION.

    IT IS TIME FOR KENYA TO START SMILING AGAIN. ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE GOD(Romans 8:28) AND KENYA.

    LIKE TICKS, THE RAILAPHOBIA CLUB MEMBERS WILL START FALLING OFF AS THEIR HOST FADES INTO HISTORY AND A NEW KENYA IS BORN – A KENYA WHERE CORRUPTION AND NEGATIVE TRIBALISM ARE HATED BY ALL AND WHERE ALL KENYANS ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS ENJOYING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND LIVING IN A COUNTRY THAT IS GOVERNED AND PROTECTED BY A GENUINE RULE OF LAW AND WHERE ALL SOULS RESPECT LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS. IN PLACE

    I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR, MR. PM. I AM SEEING WHERE YOU ARE HEADING TO. MEANWHILE, I HOPE THAT YOU WILL GO BACK HOME TO KENYA WITH MR. JOHN GITHONGO WHOM I AM CONVINCED IS THE MISSING LINK IN THE PM’S SCHEME OF THINGS.

    I HOPE MR. GITHONGO WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE THE LONG-SERVING AND ENVELOPE-STUFFING EXPERT, MR. FRANCIS MUTHAURA, THE OPPORTUNITY TO RETIRE. JOHN GITHONGO IS A PACKAGE OF A CIVIL SERVANT AND NOT A ONE-LINE ITEM. HE WILL DO A LOT FOR KENYA.

  161. Railkamuodho says:

    Jane,
    The most likely explanation about the election chaos every five years should be baptized “spontaneous” and nothing else. Every other intelligence should be dismissed by all the groups including Mungiki, Chinkororo, Taliban. Each group should appoint a spokesperson to explain their tribal affinity to other tribes. This way, none of the tribes and the named leaders will be shamed by the commission. If a minister is named in relation to the groups, he or she should retreat back to their tribes and claim persecustion of “our tribe” by the power that be.
    The best way to solve the chaos is to arm each and every tribe to the teetha as demonstrated by the Pokot’s homeguards. This way, all tribes will be able to defend itself from internal aggression as witnessed in January, 2008. After all, why waste government resources through commission if some tribal chiefs will continue to blatantly defend evil in the name of their tribes even when other tribes dont defend their gangs?

  162. Railkamuodho says:

    You may not like it here but VP Kalonzo Musyoka is a very good man. I have never seen him mad or angry even at his most difficult moment. Whereas other leaders use the tribal language to get to the power, Kalonzo instead uses people’s names rather than their tribes. When Kenya was hit by the tribal clashes, he sought for a meeting with Kibaki and Raila and asked them to demonstrate leadership. When the Latin University honours this man, I may not agree with him on many issues, but one thing I am certain of is that Kalonzo is a leader of our generation and a peace maker as Raila is the change agent of our generation. I honour both leaders and one of them will be the president of Kenya and the other the PM.

  163. Maru Kapkatet says:

    GROWING KENYA:

    I REQUEST THE MINSTERS FOR ENERGY, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO LAUNCH NEW VENTURES THAT WILL HELP GROW KENYA:

    1. THE MINISTER OF ENERGY:

    PLEASE LAUNCH A NEW PARASTATAL, THE KENYA DOMESTIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TO DO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ON WOOD FUEL, WIND ENERGY, SOLAR ENERGY, AND ETHANOL, AMONGST MANY OTHER SOURCES OF ENERGY.

    SEVERAL YEARS AGO, THE KENYAN LANDSCAPE WAS DOTTED WITH WIND TURBINES THAT WERE PUMPING WATER FROM MAN-MADE LAKES AND DAMS, TO HOMES AND FARMS OWNED BY WHITE FARMERS. THOSE WIND TURBINES ARE NO LONGER THERE AFTER BEING DESTROYED BY LOCAL PEOPLE WHEN THEY BOUGHT THE FARMS.

    THE MINISTRY OF ENERGY CAN HELP RE-BUILD THESE SOURCES OF ENERGY. A COMBINATION OF WIND, SOLAR, AND ETHANOL-BASED SOURCES OF ENERGY CAN PUMP WATER FROM LAKE VICTORIA (IF AN AGREEMENT CAN BE REACHED WITH EGYPT) TO HUGE DAMS ON SAMIA, NANDI, LONDIANI, HOMA BAY, AND OTHER SURROUNDING HILLS FOR USE BY ALL THE PEOPLE WITHIN THESE AREAS.

    2. THE MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY:

    PLEASE LAUNCH A NEW BODY OR FORUM, THE KENYA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL (KSTF), FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. THE FESTIVAL WILL BE A FORUM FOR KENYAN SECONDARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR TEACHERS AND PARENTS TO HELP ENTRENCH A CULTURE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN KENYA.

    THE FESTIVAL WILL HELP MOTIVATE YOUNG KENYANS TO COME UP WITH HOME-GROWN SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS FOR KENYA’S GROWTH. THE FESTIVAL WILL BE A SEED-PLANTING OPPORTUNITY FOR KENYA TO POINT THEIR YOUNG PEOPLE TOWARDS INNOVATION.

    THE FESTIVAL WILL BE GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED AS WELL AS PRIVATE SECTOR-SPONSORED AND WILL BE THREE-TIER EVENT COMPRISING LOCAL, REGIONAL, AND NATIONAL LEVELS. AT EACH LEVEL, THE STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS AND EVEN PARENTS WILL BE COMPETING FOR A PRIZE TO BE DETERMINED BY THE MANAGEMENT OF KSTF. THE REGIONAL COMPETITIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL, AT THE INSTITUTES OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

    THE KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (KIRDI) SHOULD ACT AS THE TECHNICAL ADVISOR AND RESOURCE CENTRE AND SHOULD ALSO SIT ON THE BOARD OF KSTF.

    THE KENYA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLGY FESTIVAL WILL OPERATE ALONG THE LINES OF THE KENYA MUSIC FESTIVAL.

    3. THE MINISTER FOR SPORTS:

    PLEASE LAUNCH THE KENYA SPORTS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. THIS WILL BE AN ASSOCIATION FOR ATHLETICS AS WELL AS ALL OTHER SPORTS AND WILL BE OPEN FOR MEMBERSHIP TO ALL ATHLETES AND SPORTSMEN AND SPORTSWOMEN OF KENYA, INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN CITIZENSHIP IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

    KENYAN ATHLETES WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO BECOME CITIZENS OF OTHER COUNTRIES SHOULD NOT BE VILIFIED BUT INSTEAD SHOULD BE TAPPED TO HELP GROW KENYA. THEY OWE A LOT TO THEIR MOTHERLAND.

    THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WILL RAISE FUNDS AND PROVIDE KNOW-HOW SUPPORT TO HELP KENYA TO CONTINUE TO GROW ATHLETES AND SPORTSPEOPLE IN ALL DISCIPLINES. THE ASSOCIATION WILL HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR ALL SPORTING ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS PROVIDE CARE TO RETIRED ATHLETES WHO MAY BE FACING HARD TIMES.

    IT IS AMAZING HOW CHINA IS DEVELOPING VERY COMPETITIVE SPORTSMEN AND SPORTSWOMEN IN EVERY CONCEIVABLE TYPE OF SPORTS. KENYA SHOULD VIEW SPORTS IN THE SAME VEIN AS TOURISM, TEA, AND COFFEE AND SHOULD PUMP MONEY TO DEVELOP WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES IN TRACK AND FIELD, GYMNASTICS, SOCCER, BASKETBALL, SWIMMING, GOLF (WHO KNOWS THERE COULD BE A TIGER WOODS WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED IN KENYA), AND OTHERS. SPORTS CAN BE A GOOD ECONOMIC RESOURCE FOR KENYA.

    KENYA HAS A HUGE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A VERY POWERFUL COUNTRY IN EVERY SECTOR OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR BUT UNFORTUNATELY MANY KENYAN LEADERS ARE SELFISH THIEVES WHO ARE ALWAYS SEEKING TO KNOW WHAT IS THERE FOR THEM IN ANY VENTURE.

    4. THE MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY:

    PLEASE EXPAND KIPO (KENYA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE) TO ALSO INCLUDE CENTRE FOR INNOVATION. THE CENTRE FOR INNOVATION WILL SUPPORT ALL FORMS OF INNOVATION AND ALSO BE THE RECEIVING AND DEPOSITORY CENTRE FOR INNOVATIVE IDEAS FROM KENYANS IN KENYA AND ABROAD.

    THERE WAS A YOUTH RECENTLY WHO ATTEMPTED TO BUILD AND ACTUALLY FLY AN HOME-MADE PLANE IN KITALE. IT ENDED IN DISASTER BUT HIS IDEA AND EFFORTS SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AND SUPPORTED. HOW MANY SUCH INNOVATIVE YOUTHS ABOUND IN KENYA AND ARE WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED?

    I ALSO READ A FEW YEARS AGO ABOUT A KENYAN IN EMBU OR MERU WHO HAD MANAGED TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY CHEAPLY. WHAT BECAME OF HIS EFFORTS? SUCH EFFORTS NEED TO BE DOCUMENTED AND FOLLOWED AND SUPPORTED. THE CENTRE FOR INNOVATION WILL DO IT.

    THE INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS STARTED WITH INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO TURN THEIR IDEAS INTO PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. AT A LATER STAGE, THEIR INDUSTRIES BECAME POWERFUL AND SELF-SUSTAINING. KENYA SHOULD DO THE SAME. IT IS WHAT CHINA IS DOING.

  164. kip says:

    You know this guy Kumekucha had a very Twisted and convoluted article about Kalenjin Secrets. I took it upon myself to correct the wrong message that he passed as solid truths! I Have noticed that a lot of people are very ignorant about KALENJIN culture. They tend to band the Kalenjin warriors with bandit groups like Mungiki and Jeshi la Mzee, Taliban etc. I refuse to let this fly.

    Understanding Kalenjin is key to understanding how 500,000 people were evicted overnight in the Rift Valley. It might look organized but that was actually a spontaneous reaction to a rigged election that fell into the cracks of an organized Kalenjin Society.

    read on ..

    http://mweusi.wordpress.com/2008/07/24/understanding-the-kalenjin/

  165. Turncoat says:

    Blog Admin.
    R.I.P

  166. tnk says:

    turncoat

    hehehehehe

    amen

  167. Railkamuodho says:

    Kip,
    All tribes are organized in one way or another. The Kalenjin are not an exception. Infact they are known to keep their secrets (worse than oathing) and would rather denounce their commitment to CHRIST over their tribal unity. Pastors will collude with killers and still proclaim Jesus as Savior. On the other hand, the Kikuyus, Merus, Kambas and Maasai would rather give up their brothers to the authority than denounce CHRIST. They would not allow killers to go free without exposing them. That is why most religious leaders in Central province are opposed to Mungiki and are working to restore them to sanity. The Kalenjin worriors on the other hand are not only protected by the men of the cloth (excet Bishop Yego, Korir and a few others). Kibet Maswai ( a renegrade AIC pastor is in tank with politicians and the Kalenjin worriors).
    Whether an election was stolen or not, the Kalenjin were determined to push other tribes from RV and soon they will be an enemy of all other tribes after failling to topple the Kikuyus and Kisiis from RV.

  168. tnk says:

    i do not understand this man

    http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/-/440808/443228/-/pytirs/-/index.html

    he spent the last three years laying out the strategy including methods of harnessing and whipping up tribal emotion for the incumbent to retain presidency, then now “apparently turns full circle” to say the impunity is the cause of social unrest and then goes on to demand for service from the very man (RAO) his plans were used to effectively stop his march to provide a brighter future for kenyans.

    that is more madness, same as mungatana and karua

  169. Railkamuodho says:

    TNK,
    The current spate of violence in our schools is multifaceted. There is no one explanation of why students riot at this rate. Yet, we cannot dismiss Ngunyi’s article. I believe this guy, like others has a point. I actually addressed this issue in one of my bloggs earlier on and someone dismissed it on the spot and called me names. And like I have said before, these unrests mirror our society. Do you see how Orange followers are treating PM RAO because he has his hands full? ODM constituents want Raila of the Campaigns and not the working Raila. They want him to lead the Orange movement to a complete victory and to favor them as individuals. They do not understand that the office of PM goes with responsibility and that there are only 360 days in a year and each day has its calender full. Ask even the preachers, some cannot visit many members of their congregation in a given year. No wonder people say Kibaki is locked at state house. Yet, carrying the nation of Kenya by two people is not easy.
    Those crowds should get serious with work and do something that can change their lives instead of complaining that Raila is no longer accessible. After all, Raila’s work is to make favorable policies for people to improve their lives and not to dish out favors or get jobs for the 4 million followers. DO whatever you can fellows. Take that jembe or staff and improve your lives!

  170. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Is Mwai Kibaki Preparing to Quit?

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143991058&cid=4&

    Why the urgency to hold national party elections for PNU?

    It is conceivable that Mwai Kibaki may quit the presidency any time now for the following reasons:

    1. He is living on a troubled conscience, knowing that he is president not because he won but because of the power of the gun that cut down over 1500 Kenyans

    2. He may wish to leave something positive for his legacy and the only way to do so is to announce that he is retiring from politics, call for new presidential elections, and conduct free and fair elections and then leave hoping that Kenyans will see his early exit from the presidency as Mandela-like

    3. Mwai Kibaki knows that he has given Kenya the best and the worst of himself and there is nothing more to give. If he leaves now, before those younger and restless parliamentarians count him completely irrelevant, he will be spared a disgraceful exit

    4. Mwai Kibaki is not happy to have his presidency diluted and ignored as is the case now with the Western Powers allowing him to continue as president on paper while they do business with the winner of last year’s presidential elections, who is now the PM of Kenya and a loved one too

    5. Mwai Kibaki knows that the longer he stays in power the less the chances of Uhuru Kenyatta ever becoming president of Kenya. Mwai Kibaki is intent on honouring the promise he gave both Mzee Moi and Uhuru Kenyatta as the prevailed upon Uhuru not to stand in the last presidential elections so that Kibaki can win. Mwai Kibaki may also be starting to see images of Mzee Kenyatta in his dreams.

    The promise was to the effect that Kibaki would vacate the presidency for Uhuru within the first year of Kibaki being sworn in to the second term. That Martha Karua and her Narc Kenya are getting stronger, and will blossom even faster after their November 2008 nationwide party elections, is fuelling the flames of urgency in Mwai Kibaki’s court.

    6. Only Mwai Kibaki knows very well the state of his health. To the outside world, he may be presenting a strong and healthy man, but inside he knows that his health is heading south.

    WARNING TO PM RAILA ODINGA:

    a) Watch the new developments actively and have your Plans A and B ready to go

    b) Whenever you travel abroad with the likes of John Michuki, Hon. Raila Odinga, be on guard. PM Raila should know that any apparent friendship from John Michuki is just one deadly weapon hidden. PM Raila should also not lose sight of past happenings in Kenya. I remind the PM that John and Nick are great friends. They share ideas, strategies, and know-how on a daily basis.

    Nick may be a quiet and unassuming man but he can be deadly. PM Raila should always remember what happened to Hon. MM. They came from London to Nairobi on the same flight with Nick and as soon as Hon. MM landed in Nairobi he went straight home – not the horizontal home but the vertical home.

    There was a rumour doing the rounds in Nairobi then that Nick had in his possession this substance that is manufactured in Israel. It does the job and no toxicology tests will ever detect it.

    PM Raila, whenever you are in a delegation on your trips abroad and even when you are with them in Kenya, FAST. DO NOT EAT OR DRINK with them.

  171. tnk says:

    railka

    i remember reading your article on school unrest and i agreed with a number of your observations, a few needed some clarification though.

    my point about mutahi goes a little deeper but will not touch on it at this point.

    overall am impressed with the way ODM MPs have continued to perform and genuinely trying to make an impact. these guys need to meet regularly, the few MPs trying to gain political mileage do not understand the mood of the electorate. we want results and we want good corruption free service delivery, we will not stop anywhere else short of that. let those continuing to loot and block keep doing so but we will not cease until we have good governance.

    most kenyans are for that anywhere so one way or another we will get there.

  172. Railkamuodho says:

    Raila Odinga is a politician first. He knows his math and want to leave a legacy of a united nation. You will be suprised that if Raila spoke today about Majimbo, he will look different from the ODM candidate. He may even oppose the idea today. Because he is a politician of his own making. He will not agree to look like a Kalanjin stooge but a nationalist leader. He will continue to work for all the 42 tribes in Kenya and chances are that he will be the next president of Kenya after 2012. He is the most acceptable and consensus building leader in East Africa today. And never be decieved, he will not play the tribal card again. All those who depend on hanging on his coat for political survival should remember this, “political parties are vehicles to power” and the man is not a hostage to ODM but to the idea behind it.

  173. Railkamuodho says:

    Raila needs to visit Central province and see how people view him today-VERY FAVORABLY. The days of Ngilu’s sycophancy are gone. This time around, Ngulu is left making all kinds of hate speeches instead of taking time to work at her ministry. She does not know when to be an activist or not. Look at Dr. Sally Koskei, her hands are full and she is busy working! How about Rutoh? He is working hard and infact has asked people not to politic day in day out! What a shift from the ODM that campaigned for 5 years before 2007?
    We need a cabinet and MPs that deliver not perpetual activists. We need an Orengo of today not yesterday. He is one of those hardworking ministers and we all support him. People dont like Michuki for his non-nonsense approach to his work. Look at his tenure at the treasury and you will see a huge difference in the way things will go in that important ministry. He has enough money and does not want more. He is old and does not want to taint his last days in politics. I suggest that Kibaki maintain him in that position and if Kimunya came back, he should get the Environment portfolio.

  174. Railkamuodho says:

    From London to AIDs control council meeting to Mau issues, to government cabinet sub-committees to corruption investigations. How do you expect Raila to move around and continue to campaign or meet with people without a diary? His hands are full and soon you will continue to say he is isolated himself from the movement! He is not like Moi who believed in politics more than delivering services. While we loved Moi for his statesmanship, we believe this is the era of working to deliver to the Kenyan people and not to talk.

  175. Railkamuodho says:

    RAO AND EMK,
    Kenya is a sovereign state. We are not for sale nor neither are we a Libyan colony. Brother Gadaffi should not behave like a tyrant and intimidate us. We refuse to subject ourselves to this big brother syndrome. Let the investigations be completed and if the Libyan government feels like they still want the hotel, let them pay for the right price in a competitive bid not through the back door. Our law is supreme and Raila and Kibaki must respect it and the will of the Kenyan people. We will not negate or negotiate our sovereignity and we are proud of Moi for keeping our heads high unlike Kibaki who seems to fear this tyrant called Gaddaffi.

  176. Railkamuodho says:

    How about this, when others elites and graduate students continue to pour their anger and hate on this blog, my super Bishop Korir and simple Kenyans submit to God and each other in a peace ceremony. Yes this is what we really need to celebrate not the hate spitting politicians and vernacular radio stations. May God grant these peace loving Kenyans the grace to live together for many, many years and may the new couple live to celebrate a unique breed;

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143991257&cid=4&

  177. Railkamuodho says:

    The human rights group are made up of human beings not angels. Now, who does not appreciate that the SLDF was a tyrany in Mt. Elgon and that people’s live had been disrupted? We must say that as human beings, some of the solders may have used excessive force and sometime torture. But so were the militia. They had killed thousands of defenseless wananchi and had to be flushed out from the jungle. we applaud our men in uniform- the only credible institution untainted remaining in Kenya.

  178. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Uhuru Kenyatta is Deputy Prime Minister, Musalia Mudavadi is Deputy Prime Minister. But what are their duties? What have they done so far to justify the salaries and allowances that they get as deputy PMs?

    We all see the work that the PM does. But we do not see the work of his deputies. Both Uhuru Kenyatta and Musalia Mudavadi earn salaries for their work as ministers. On top of that, they are being paid free money for zero work done as deputy PMs.

    The deputy PMs should earn their extra pay for extra workload. While the PM supervises and co-ordinates ministries and chair meetings with ministerial sub-committees, the deputy PMs should be focussing their attention on the private sector.

    I would like to suggest that the government in collaboration with the private sector form two think tanks – one think tank should focus on people and particularly on service or intangibles while the other think tank should focus on products or tangibles.

    One deputy PM will be in charge of the Intangibles Think Tank (the productivity of Kenyans) while the other deputy PM will be in charge of the Tangibles Think Tank (the products of Kenya).

    Each deputy PM should be allowed to appoint qualified Kenyans from the private sector to his think tank. Once a month, each think tank will meet to discuss and come up with solutions or policies for various problems facing Kenya.

    The deputy PM in charge of the Intangibles Think Tank could take up an issue such as:

    1. The problems facing Kenya prison system or

    2. Drugs and strikes in Kenyan schools or

    3. ICT literacy for Kenyans of all ages or

    4. How to make Kenya the service industry capital of Eastern and Central Africa or is it better to do things as a block (East Africa Community) rather than as Kenya?

    5. The role of Kenyan universities and research centres in growing Kenya. Kenya should be using universities (where appropriate) rather than commission of inquiries to find solutions to problems.

    I found it a waste of public resources to appoint the Marsden Madoka commission to look into the problems ailing Kenya prison system. If one wanted to find out why good boxers are no longer being produced by Kenya Prisons, Major (rtd.) Marsden Madoka would have been the ideal person to head a commission trying to answer this question.

    The Madoka Commission came up with a useless and simplistic report listing the symptoms (which everybody knows about only too well) rather than finding the cause or causes of the disease afflicting the Kenya prison system.

    It would have been better for Kalonzo Musyoka to interview junior prison warders, chosen at random, to get a snapshot of the problems facing the prison system.

    He would then have put in motion measures to correct these problems on the short term basis. On the longer term basis, Mr. Musyoka should have availed some scholarships to the universities to have Masters and PhD students carry out research on the problems facing Kenya prisons and to come up with solutions.

    What do the institutes of Development Studies and Public Policy Research do if they are not being involved to study and suggest home-grown solutions for Kenya?

    On a problem such as the one facing the Kenya prison system, the Intangibles Think Tank could brainstorm and develop a global solution which is then handed over to the PM and to the ministers concerned to thrash out specifics.

    The deputy PM in charge of the Tangibles Think Tank could take up issues such as:

    1. Security of food and cash crop production in Kenya and how this can be guaranteed in the face of diminishing sizes of land owned by families and climate change

    2. Security of foreign earnings from cash crops such as Tea and Coffee in the light of advances in Bio-technology which in future could see the current importers of Tea and Coffee from Kenya produce their own equivalents of these cash crops in their own countries

    3. Mineral exploitation in Kenya and the best way of going about it

    4. Preserving the environment while trying to meet the needs of peasants in Kenya.

    5. Developing the energy sector. Should local peoiple be encouraged to produce elcetricity regionally? The Londiani-Kipkelion area is very windy and sunny most months of the year. This area can produce a lot of wind power electricity. The area is also hilly making it ideal to site huge water tanks. Water is pumped to the tanks using wind power and then gravity kis used to distribute the water to surrounding homes and town centres.

    6. Develop a list of products that can be manufactured in Kenya. Car seats and mirrors can be made in Kenya. Can Kenya reach an agreement with the auto makers such as Toyota to have new cars imported into Kenya not to be equipped with parts that Kenya can produce?

    The private sector teems with leaders with grand and practical ideas. Why not use the deputy PMs to tap the resourcefulness of the private sector and in the process bring both the public and private sectors into a mutually-beneficial partnerships.

  179. kip says:

    Sometimes I doubt my support for you but my deep respect for your ideals, zeal, honesty and charisma allow me to Hope that you the one and only candidate that I can have my faith on. Your smile especially when things are going okay, your sad face when things are going wrong have a human touch. You are a man that the world is finally growing to accept, your are the Favourite of the world inspite of all the lies and propaganda broadcast about you. The world is seeing a New African, a Pan Africanist not by words but by actions

    http://mweusi.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/my-president-my-prime-minister-ludacrics-is-an-idiot%e2%80%a6/

  180. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143991538&cid=4&

    THIS IS VERY EMOTIONAL STUFF.

    A guy steals and kills so that he can provide the environment for his boys to steal the Grand Regency hotel and loot from Kenyans.

    Even if he stays around for four years, that is nothing compared to the prize that lies ahead for the good men and women of Kenya.

    Beloved, … strain forward to what lies ahead.

    The sovereignty of Kenya has been raped since 2003. They have brought mercenaries – terrorist Arturs and even foreign armies. They continue to violate Kenya by kneeling before Gaddaffi who threatens Kenya like the slave traders used to threaten Africa.

    You gnash yoor teeth in anger but then you let reason prevail. PATIENCE IS KING.

    Like one of the ODM leaders said, an idea whose time has come cannot be stopped.

    I am heartened that 90% of Kenyans of all ethnic backgrounds and races agree that the guy is not a leader like Mzee Kenyatta and Moi were.

    Mzee Kenyatta and Moi made mistakes but one thing that cannot be taken away from them is that they were real leaders. They never compromised the sovereignty of Kenya for anyone or anything.

    Mzee Kenyatta waved his bakora and said he was ready to fight for Kenya even in his old age. Mzee Moi used to say that it is better to stay poor and sovereign than be someone else’s door mat.

    Those who supported this guy in the last elections did so because they were made to be fearful of a future with the new leadership.

    Now all have seen the PM’s work and his heart and they want him to lead them.

  181. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/446204/-/tj2w8e/-/index.html

    The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commision is a total waste of resources. It has not served any useful purpose as is evident from the fact that Kenya remains one of the 11 most corrupt countries in the world.

    At the time the KACC started business, Kenya was the 10th most corrupt country in the world. Today, Kenya is the 11th most corrupt country in the world. Does one call this an improvement?

    Kenyans thought that the KACC was going to get into the business of fiercely fighting corruption but instead the KACC has been quietly aiding the growth of corruption in Kenya while putting in place measures to fool Kenyans and the world that corruption is being actively fought.

    Mwai Kibaki appointed only people from his ethnic group – Kikuyus, Merus, and Embus – to all the top offices of money places – the Ministry of Finance, the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Central Bank of Kenya – so that they can make money for themselves.

    Mwai Kibaki then took extra steps to ensure that KACC was also firmly in the hands of his people – the Chair of the KACC Board and the Director of KACC are Kikuyu and Meru respectively – so that his men who are eating from the money places are given cover and protection by his other men who pretend to be fighting corruption.

    The Kibaki administration is a sordid outfit of theft and tribalism. KACC should be disbanded. It is serving no useful purpose.

    If Kenya is to become a united country, Kenyans of diverse ethnic backgrounds should be appointed to serve Kenya side by side. Preserving certain positions for one’s own people by Kenyan leaders only helps to fuel the flames of tribalism that will ultimately trigger genocide in Kenya.

    I was shocked the other day to see a picture of Samwel Kivuithu smiling broadly. The Kenyans who died because of his actions do not mean anything to Kivuithu. He wants to be a pastor, he says. That is okay, though, because the greatest pastor ever is Apostle Paul, under whose hand many people died. St. Paul got converted on his way to Damascus and went on to become the greatest pastor of all times.

    I will never forget what Kivuithu said in the last days of last year. These are Kivuithu’s exact words on December 29, 2007: “There are some people who are already behaving as if they have already been elected president. In every marketplace, there is a mad man”. There is no question about whom Kivuithu was referring to.

    Yes, in some marketplaces in Kenya, one may find someone who is mentally disturbed but should we have disdain for such people? I pray that Samwel Kivuithu and Aaron Ringera will find true transformation of their minds so that they can once again do things like they used to do.

    Samwel Kivuithu managed the referendum of 2005 with dignity. Justice Ringera served Kenya with dignity during Moi’s rule. Both these men have since turned into a big headache for Kenya.

  182. tnk says:

    this is unnecessary

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143991738&cid=4&

    between the MP and CDF, this can easily be resolved.

  183. Railkamuodho says:

    TNK,
    Let’s face it, most of our people are so retrogressive that they do not see the value of the new inftrastructure. Instead of looking at the building as a means to an end, the Kalenjin look at the building as an end by itself. I am suprised that the headteacher cannot organize to see Mr. Melley and also do local campaign to raise funds to eradicate the bats. If local people can build Churches and own businesses, why not just contribute a few shillings to maintain our institutions? I have been a community leader and I know our people need to be educated on how to give however little they can for the common good. Kenyans are good at complaining and blaming the government instead of taking over their rightful places and improving their communities. Why is it difficult to clean our estates on weekend? Why is it hard to take “jembes” and improve our rural roads? We are becoming a socialist state where we only expect the government to work and provide for all our needs. We need community organizers who can bring people together to do in our little ways what we can for ourselves. Instead of wasting time campaigning and making all kinds of promises, we need to lead our people in becoming a working and responsible lot. I would hate to be an empty politician only interested in amasing wealth and running around beating empty drums.

  184. Turncoat says:

    Did u say that u have been a leader rail ?

  185. karanja kamau says:

    TNK,RK

    Almost 37 years ago john f kennnedy mentioned some very powerful words.
    ” Ask not what kenya can do fo you- ask what you can do for kenya”

    WE ARE SLOWLY SLIDING TO ANARCHY……IF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT ADRESSED URGENTLY

    1. Caning should come back because this will be leaders of tommorow…..
    although i support democracy we should be very careful about mass actions
    of killing and destruction because this is the same thing we are teaching
    our own kids.

    2. We need new constitution before next elections..politicians forget easily
    (warthog)

  186. tnk says:

    kk

    hi there, long time.

    1. caning i have several misgivings on this. first it will not automatically resolve the student grievances but perhaps surpress them for a while. but even more importantly is review why it was banned in the first place and if you recall the number of teachers severely injuring students in the name of caning and in a number of case actually resulted in death of children. i believe mass violent action is wrong, but is usually the ultimate indicator that dialogue has failed to produce results. i’ve mentioned elsewhere there are at least three to five institutions that if working as they should, could address student concerns i.e student bodies, prefect systems, teaching staff, PTA, board of governors, district school inspectorate and many others. besides this, in early years teachers were a little more respected and many were mature kenyans, nowadays we hear a lot of stories of irresponsible teachers (drunkards, perverts, etc) we need consider these issues. but you are right we need look deeper at the underlying disciplinary issues. my view and i’ve said many times, remains that self discipline is a wide spectrum on the positive end it starts with mandatory recognition of excellence, down to awards for merit, effort and improvement. finally our worst should be mediocrity which should earn no accolade or punishment.

    we however are so used to punishment and find many spending considerable resources on the other end of the discipline spectrum where we devise more and more severe punishments and deterrents for errant behavior.

    2. agreed, constitution review must remain top of the agenda, as well as institutional reforms to give independence to bodies so that they are free from undue executive influence

    kk, we are continuing to make a difference. its happening, good to hear from you

  187. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/-/440808/452984/-/q0fj0c/-/index.html

    NO NEED TO DWELL ON MARTHA KARUA’S BID FOR THE PRESIDENCY. HER BID IS ALREADY DEAD. REASONS:

    1. Martha Karua does not have the capacity to fight Mwai Kibaki’s machine. Only one Raila “ni kiboko yao” and he cannot enter the frail. He is too smart to invlve himself in what Mwai Kibaki is doing, albeit amateurishly.

    2. Martha Karua is a woman and women do not mean much to Mwai Kibaki. You saw how he rejected his own daughter while he has gone to great lengths to fight for his Muthaiga Club men-buddies. A typical example of priorities that are upside down.

    Try to think of at least one woman who has gained a prominent role in Mwai Kibaki’s administration. I bet you will come up with none.

    Prof. Wangari Mathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while Mwai Kibaki was president. She comes from Nyeri as Kibaki. You could see that Mawi Kibaki was even forcing himself to congratulate Prof. Mathai after she was awarded the prestigious prize. It was an awkward moment when Kibaki met Prof. Wangari in State House.

    A good leader would have used Prof. Wangari’s fame to the maximum – to lift the image of Kenya internationally and to attract funds for a myriad of problems facing Kenya. Instead Mwai Kibaki has cheapened Prof. Wangari’s Nobel prize by ignoring her as he does all women.

    At least, though, Mwai Kibaki has been civil in his fight with Prof. Mathai. Kibaki has not been like Moi who once said before the world “hii mwanamke anataka nini?”

    The only woman who has risen to some prominence in Mwai Kibaki’s administration is Ms. Martha Karua. If one analyzes carefully, one will come to the conclusion that Martha Karua has been a powerful woman within the confines of a pen. When Ms. Karua attempts to come out of the pen and extend her leadership bid nationwide, Mwai Kibaki slams on the brakes on her.

    Her bid for the presidency is a non-starter.

    THE MAN WHO I FEEL SADNESS FOR IS KALONZO MUSYOKA.

    When he was working with Mr. Raila Odinga, Kalonzo used to show signs of serious leadership. Following the 2007 elections, Kalonzo abandoned his principles (if indeed he had any in the first place) and helped Kibaki secure his stolen presidency.

    Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka readily agreed to support Kibaki when the latter told him that “This Luo is more popular than we thought. We used to say that he is unelectable. Now he has baeaten me and would have been president was it not for John and Augustine. If you, my cousin, ever wants to be president, support me now and I will guarantee you get it next. In the next presidential elections, you will be the candidate and Uhuru will be your running mate”.

    Stephen did not give Mwai’s pleas a second thought. Stephen agreed instantly. Now, Stephen is unmasking himself further right before our eyes as a superficial leader. Mwai Kibaki’s talk of a single, united, and strong PNU is all for Uhuru. Stephen is not seeing it. Kombo has seen it. Martha has seen it.

    But not Steve.

    STEVE, LET ME ADVISE YOU ON WHAT IS HAPPENING. MWAI KIBAKI IS THE FACE OF AN ARMY OF WARRIORS FOR UHURU. THESE WARRIORS INCLUDE MZEE MOI, NICK, AND AN ARRAY OF OTHER YESTER YEARS’ STRATEGISTS ON ONE HAND THE MUTHAIGA CLUB INCLUDING UNCLE GEORGE ON THE OTHER HAND.

    They want to try and build PNU as a single party and persuade Martha, Kombo, and of course, Kalonzo to fight it out with Uhuru for PNU’s presidential candidate at Kasarani. (What presidency can be deemed fulfilled and complete if a climax is not held at Kasarani? What presidency is complete without following the nyayos of Nyayo.

    For Uhuru’s warriors, there will be a re-visit to Kasarani all for him, the son of Mzee.

    They will convince Steve when the right time comes that they need to choose the presidential candidate the way ODM did theirs and the winner (who will, of course, be Uhuru) will have to be supported by the losing contenders.

    They reckon that Steve, whom they have dissected and analyzed to the minutest detail, will not be a problem cracking him.

    Both Mzee Moi and Nick know the man well. Did Mzee Moi not spit out when he was first told that Steve wanted to be president of Kenya. “Ptho”, Moi had said. “Hata kuku anataka kuwa rais?”, he had added.

    In their analysis then, they are decided that fooling Steve that he will be PNU’s sole presidential candidate will be a piece of cake. It is ony at the last minute when Uhuru has been “democratically-elected” the presidential candidate will Steve learn the truth. When he finally learns the truth, there will be no options left for Steve other than to be Uhuru’s runing mate.

  188. tnk says:

    railka

    are you still a community leader or have you moved on to different things?

  189. Railkamuodho says:

    TNK,
    I know the above statement can lead to a lot of speculations. I have been a community leader (not politician). Like Barack Obama I mean a community organizer. But I do not want to continue elaborating that because it may lead to more and more speculations. I am a simple person who share with you most of the ideals of a great nation. That is why I fully support the work that our PM is doing at the moment and defending him against accusations that he is no longer accessible.
    I dream one day when we the people of Kenya will again live side by side in our beautifulf country and talk the eastalands language that all of us understand. Let us remain engaged and soon we shall realize a dream of a united country and of equal opportunities. By the way, TNK and KK and to some extent Turncoat are among the most level-headed bloggers here. I have a feeling that you love your country as I do.

  190. Railkamuodho says:

    The sobre moment in commemoration of a decade since Kenya was hit by terrorists reminds me of the resilient of our people during crisis. Yet the post election violence and killings also reminds me that we are the most vulnerable people when we allow a tribal affinity to take precidence over reason. But the biggest culprits are the vernacular radio station especially Kass-FM. It was the Rwanda Tutsi Radio of Kenya. Most of us head the hate and the war songs used in the radio station and even the plan to relocate to Tanzania if the license would be taken away. Let History judge me but if there is an honest person to write the story, then the devil will be exorced from our bad memories yet the scar and truth will remain.

  191. Turncoat says:

    we love you rail. Waswahili wasema Tenda wema uende zako.

  192. Turncoat says:

    its olympic time and no one is complaining about tribalism in picking the olympic squad. Because it is on merit. To get Kenya out of the tribal quagmire our proffessionals need to position themselves and compete on the world stage.
    Teachers, nurses, engineers, architects, ……………. lawyers ……..well

  193. karanja kamau says:

    TURNCOAT………

    “QUOTE OF THE DAY …..INSIGHTFUL THOUGHT….KEEP MORE COMING”

    HAVE A GOLDEN OLYMPICS…..

  194. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/454522/-/tjn4vg/-/index.html

    If this is indeed true, then it is great for Kenya.

    THERE IS NO DENYING THE FACT THAT MZEE MWAI KIBAKI HAS SERVED KENYA TO THE BEST OF HIS ABILITY IN THE PAST.

    ALL KENYANS STILL HAVE HOPE THAT MZEE MWAI KIBAKI CAN HEAL KENYANS’ WOUNDS INFLICTED BY THE ELECTIONS OF 2007 AND UNITE THE COUNTRY IN THE SAME WAY THAT OUR OLYMPIC ATHLETES ARE UNITING KENYANS.

    WE ALL PUT ASIDE WHAT WE WERE DOING TO WATCH KENYA MARCH PAST IN THE OPENING CEREMONY IN BEIJING.

    ALL KENYANS PRAY FOR AND HOPE FOR A PEACEFUL AND UNITED COUNTRY.

    The sad thing, however, is to see Mwai Kibaki divide Kenyans along ethnic lines in the way he makes his appointments.

    Take the entire Ministry of Finance, for example. The Minister for Finance, the Permanent Secretary, the Governor of Central Bank, the Commissioner-General of the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Financial Secretary, the Economic Secretary, and several other high-ranking officials are exclusively Kikuyus, Merus, or Embus. WHY IS THIS?

    On top of this, both the Director and the Chairman of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission are Meru and Kikuyu. The Director of the National Security Intelligence Services is a Kikuyu and a very incompetent one. (He is a far cry from the resourceful Boinett). The Director of the Criminal Investigations Department is a Kikuyu. The Commandant of the GSU is a Meru. The Commandant of the Administration Police is a Kikuyu.

    WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS THIS, MWAI KIBAKI?

    I am not against any Kenyan from any ethnic background although I must admit that I LOVE KENYANS OF WHATEVER ETHNIC BACKGROUND WHO GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO BUILD KENYA.

    What I am against is to see the president set his ethnic group above other Kenyan ethnic groups. Kikuyus refer to Kalenjins as “wachinga”. It is a joke which I hope Mwai Kibaki should be above. I hope Mwai Kibaki is not treating other Kenyans of other ethnic groups as “wachinga” or “pumbavu”.

    IT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING TO DO – to set some people apart and give them the best of jobs.

    It is true that the Kikuyus, Merus, and Embus are all qualified for their jobs. But this is not the way to unite a country. You can go to a village today in Bondo or Siaya districts and be able to recruit the most qualified personnel for the entire Ministry of Health or Ministry of Finance or indeed of any other ministry but can a reasonable leader do so.

    I heard a story from some people in Kericho. When Mwai Kibaki took over as president in 2003, a number of local Kipsgis people were fired from their jobs in the Kericho Tea Estates. When they protested that they were being discriminated against and people from one ethnic group were being employed to replace them, that is what they were told:

    “Nyinyi ni wachinga, How can you say that people from one ethnioc group are being employed. This one is Kikuyu. That one is a Meru. and that other one is an Embu. They are not from one ethnic group”.

    The local people got mad about this stupid reply and vowed that a time will come when they will be respected.

    Mwai Kibaki does not see the seeds of division that he is planting. If he changes his way of doing things, we will all honour and support him.

    Under the colonial rule and apartheid regime, no mwananchi could be the boss over a white man.

    What Mwai Kibaki is doing by appointing only Kikuyus, Merus, and Embus as the bosses in the Ministry of Finance, National Security Intelligence Service, Criminal Investigations Department, Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission is to divide Kenyans on ethnic lines.

    On the one hand, Mwai Kibaki along with all Kenyans are standing as one people behind our athletes in Beijing, and yet on the other hand, Mwai Kibaki is setting his own ethnic kin as separate from other Kenyans.

    KENYANS CAN ONLY BE ONE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, AT EVERY PLACE, AND IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE, OR THEY ARE NOT ONE AT ALL. THERE IS NO NOTION OF HALF-EMPTY GLASS OR HALF-FULL GLASS HERE. IT IS EITHER THE GLASS IS FULL OR EMPTY.

    MWAI KIBAKI HAS TO SEPARATE KENYA FROM THE SELFISH TICKS (SOME PEOPLE CALL THEM SYCOPHANTS?) WHO ARE HASNGING ONTO HIM AND PLANTING THE SEEDS OF DISUNITY IN KENYA THROUGH THEIR GREED AND TRIBALISM.

    IF MZEE KIBAKI CAN PUT KENYA FIRST AND TREAT ALL KENYANS AS EQUALS AND ONE PEOPLE AND WORK CLOSELY WITH PM RAILA, KENYA WILL BE GREAT, AND WE WILL ALL HONOUR AND SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT.

  195. Railkamuodho says:

    As our nation fights with terror, our leaders should seriously think about improving the state of our economy in Cost Province. The reason for this is that most of the young men and women who engage in this acts have become indoctrinated with radical islamic ideologies. Most of the Mosques are funded by Arab and Saudi Arabia millionaires and many young men and women have become indoctrinated through madrassa with radical view about religion and life. Since money to fund for their upkeep and travel is readily available, they can only go for prayer to the mosque, get their share of food and also get health needs met in the Mosques. They then can spend time thinking and talking about their beliefs.
    For the government to help in this area, Cost Province will need to become a high employing region. Priority should be given to the indegeneous people in the coming investments. This should be the case as we move towards making the port of Mombasa a 24 operating port. Thousands of jobs will be created and hence move the idle people from the streets into the productive life. We shall become like Port of Dubai and the city where people are busy and in most cases secular as compared to those idle city where most of us use religion as a way to escape from the problems in our society. We want religion to be a choice and reality over what most of us have made it -dangerous indoctrination. My faith is one that allows me to live a normal life as I interact with people and life in a very ordinary way. May faith helps me to live happily in the midst of chaos not to spit my hate and frustration to others.

  196. Turncoat says:

    I WATCH WITH MIRTH AND SUBDUED VINTAGE LAUGHTER AS KARUA AND HER URCHINS TRY TO CRAWL INTO STATE HOUSE BY THE WAY OF THE SEWER. WE ALL KNOW THAT THE INFIGHTING IS pnu IS BEING UPSTAGED AND STAGEMANAGED.

  197. tnk says:

    this is way too casual for an officer under whose watch, civilians were gunned down

    http://www.kenyatimesonline.com/content.asp?catid=2&articleId=668

    by the way its been kind of quiet here, maybe we need another scandal so that we can get the usual out of the woodwork.

    Railka – I see you misunderstood my question earlier, but no problem.

    I think one good thing about the PMs post is that finally the govt can be seen to be taking action as and when needed as Macharia Gaitho states.

    The VP ( i mean post here and not the person although it appears aptly) is a ceremonial post and if proactive can be seen to be upstaging the boss, if blissfully regurgitating the boss’ words is then seen to be “loyalist” could never crack the whip in a manner of speaking.

    Kudos to rt. hon PM -RAO. its going to be a tough fight, but am glad the RV MPs have decided to do the right thing with Mau Forest, and I sincerely hope the coast MPs will also do the right thing with the KPA saga. They in fact should be quite glad to get someone whom they can work with professionally (i.e no strings attached) and work towards improving service delivery. Luckily in this case PM and Kibaki have come out very strongly.

    But even as these events unfold, we need to see tangible institutional reforms strengthening the institutions, giving them more independence from the executive but with highly elevated codes of conduct which include total transparency and accountability as well as measurable performance or results oriented target/action plans. these senior managers of corporations must be driven by professionalims and not the crack or fear or whims of the executive

    but more importantly we need to start seeing constitution reform agenda as well as efforts to re-structure or re-constitute ECK otherwise the Kamkunji incidences will keep resurfacing

  198. Railkamuodho says:

    I have lateley been seeing Anyang Nyongo to be a very bitter person. His Machiavelliam method was upstaged by PNU and will be in for a rude shock if he tries the method he is talking about. I do not want to see a return of caskets being ferried upcountry simply because one radical minister has called for mass action. We do not want to see deaths in Kenya. How come that ODM thinks that they can always win an election? Pundits may prove me wrong but at this rate, we may as well be seeing a disintegration of the loose ODM coalition.

  199. rafiq says:

    RailK,
    You have no monoploy over deaths. So dont threaten anybody. All will suffer! Just try and be objective. Remember Nyongo will survive the mass protest if its called to do it another day. And God forbid, if any war satrts now Somali would be paradise in comparison, Please seek peace with your neigbour and seek truth in all issues it will set you free.

  200. tnk says:

    http://kenyatimesonline.com/content.asp?catid=2&articleId=1142

    RAO needs to consult extensively with this community on the issue of Mau Forest. Community participation is vital otherwise the next vote seeker will simply put them back in the settlement and after govt is formed they are kicked out again. the solution must be formulated jointly with the community to preserve this resource otherwise it will be a long drawn battle with no victors

  201. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143992752&cid=4&

    This is an unfair attack on the PM. Some Kipsigis leaders are parochial and greedy and are not educating the people on the importance of preserving the health of the source of many rivers that are the lifeline of the Kipsigis people and other Kenyans.

    The Kipsigis leaders should be looking for a solution and a way to re-settle those residents of Mau Forest who have genuine Title Deeds instead of being qick to condemn the PM. There is land being sold around Njoro. They should go for whatever is available right away and continue looking for more land elsewhere.

    So the Kipsigis leaders are re-thinking their support of Hon. Raila Odinga? So who do they prefer, Uhuru Kenyatta, who has given them a small taste of his dictatorial leadership that awaits Kenyans? I

    f Uhuru could disregard the list of councillors which was submitted to him by the various political parties, then he may as well disregard general election results altogether and choose MPs for the people of Kenya and if the people protest, there will be a militia to enforce.

    Or are the Kipsigis leaders thinking of supporting Kalonzo Musyoka and if so on what grounds?Do the Kipsigis mean to tell us that Kalonzo is a wise and great leader? The Kipsigis need to scratch below the surface to see that the only qualified person to lead, prosper, and unite Kenya right now and probably for the next decade is Hon. Raila Odinga.

    He thinks Kenya and leads Kalonzo Musyoka by a distance of light years in terms of good leadership for Kenya. Kalonzo Musyoka was the minister for foreign affairs for a long time and used to claim that he achieved a lot particularly in terms of making peace in Africa.

    The truth of the matter is that the achievements were in fact the hard work and wisdom of Mzee Moi. Kalonzo Musyoka was the minister for information and never introduced any reforms. He was minister for environment and never achieved anything, not even planting five trees. Or is the trip to Scandinavia to witness his assistant minister being awarded a Nobel prize count as an achievement?

    The Kipsgis leaders can achieve a lot for their people and for the whole of Kenya if they do not allow selfish greed to be their leadership.

    The Mau Forest complex is very fertile indeed and every Kipsigis and indeed every Kenyan would want to have a piece of land there. But what about Amalo, Mara, Kipsonoi, Chepkulo, Sise, Chemosit, Kipchorian, Sondu-Miriu, and many other small rivers and streams that water the Kipsigis country? They will eventually dry up.

    And what about the amount of rain which the entire Kipsigis land is blessed with? It will reduce significantly. Who in his right mind would want to sacrifice millions of Kenyans for the comfort and well-being of a few thousands?

    The Kipsgis leaders should be putting their heads together with other leaders to look for a solution (the best one being to find alternative land somewhere else where to re-settle the Mau Forest residents. They should be going to the PM to tell him that we have found land here and we need to buy it, can you help us look for funds?

    It saddens me to read about some so-called Kipsgis leaders being used by the monied rejectees of 2007 to try and mess up the PM’s focused leadership. There is a PNU leader who had it all all his life had the money but could not buy his way to parliament. He may be the one now trying to stir trouble for the PM in a bid to revive the defunct Kanu party of Moi.

    I can see his fingerprints all over this misguided threat being dished out by some so-called Kipsigis leaders to the PM.

    I BLAME THE PM, THOUGH, FOR SHOWING SOME TENDENCIES OF BEING AN EASILY-DUPED PERSON AND MY BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT MR. RAILA ODINGA WILL, IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE, SACRIFICE HIS ABILITY TO PROVIDE AN IMPARTIAL, INDEPENDENT, AND FORWARD-LOOKING LEADERSHIP AT THE ALTAR OF TRYING TO PLEASE CERTAIN SECTIONS OF KENYA.

    Moi spent the greatest part of his leadership chasing and begging for a support which never came.

    IF THE PM CAN DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR ALL KENYANS, HE WILL BE OKAY AND KENYA WILL BE OKAY.

    THE OTHER THING I BLAME THE PM FOR IS THE INABILITY TO APPOINT MINISTERS FROM AMONGST THE KIPSIGIS MPS TO REPLACE THE DECEASED HONS. KONES AND LABOSO. THE KIPSIGIS DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE A SENIOR LEADER AT THE LEVEL OF A CABINET MINISTER TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP.

    DOES PM RAILA THINK THAT THERE IS NO ONE SUITABLE AMONGST THE CURRENT KIPSIGIS MPS TO BE A MINISTER? IF THE PM THINKS SO, THEN HE IS DISCREDITING THE WISDOM OF THE KIPSIGIS PEOPLE TO CHOOSE THEIR LEADERS.

    Hon. Raila Odinga has to form teams of community leaders to advise him from time to time. If he wants to maintain and grow the support he had in 2007, he has to form advisory teams from each of the 42 or so Kenyan comunities and to be made up of ordinary citizens to advise him on each community’s concerns.

  202. Jane says:

    In rejecting the Kipsigis to top leadership RAO possibly knows too well that these ‘leaders’ did not display political maturity by educating their tribesmen that killing other people and destroying their property is evil. RAO is a politician, that is his job and can easily forget about the kipsigis if they do not add value to his future political survival.

  203. Maru Kapkatet says:

    MANY CONGRATULATIONS, KENYA. TWO GOLDS, THREE SILVERS, 2 BRONZES ALREADY IN BEIJING AND MORE TO COME.

    GREAT JOB, KENYAN ATHLETES, AND MANY THANKS FOR THE HONOUR YOU ARE BRINGING TO OUR MOTHERLAND.

    KENYA SHOULD WIN AT LEAST FOUR GOLDS.

  204. Maru Kapkatet says:

    DEAR JOHN GITHONGO,

    WELCOME BACK HOME. IT IS MY PRAYER AND HOPE THAT BOTH PRESIDENT KIBAKI AND PM RAILA WILL AGREE TO APPOINT YOU THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE.

    I DO NOT PERSONALLY KNOW YOU, JOHN. I HAVE NOT MET YOU AND WILL UNLIKELY EVER MEET YOU BUT LIKE MILLIONS OF KENYANS, I KNOW YOUR GOOD WORK AND WE LOVE IT.

    YOU ARE A SELFLESS, PATRIOTIC, AND CAPABLE SERVANT OF YOUR COUNTRY. I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE DEEP IN YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORKINGS AND THE CAPABILITY OF THE CIVIL SERVICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN KENYA.

    YOU ARE COURAGEOUS AND YOU PUT KENYA BEFORE SELF IN WHAT YOU DO. IT IS MY PRAYER AND HOPE THAT BOTH PRESIDENT KIBAKI AND PM RAILA WILL BE AGREED ON APPOINTING YOU THE NEW HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE.

    I AM CONVINCED, JOHN, THAT YOU WILL INSTIL A CULTURE OF DIGNIFIED SERVICE AND LOVE OF COUNTRY IN THE ENTIRE CIVIL SERVICE AND FIGHT AND DEFEAT GREED, TRIBALISM, AND CORRUPTION WHICH PERMEATE THE ENTIRE CIVIL SERVICE RIGHT NOW.

    I THANK MR. FRANCIS MUTHAURA FOR HIS LONG SERVICE TO KENYA BUT WITHOUT ANY PREJUIDICE, I WILL SAY THAT, AS HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE, MR. MUTHAURA HAS BEEN MORE OF A FAILURE THAN AN ACHIEVER.

    IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO PUT ALL YOUR ENERGY AND FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO CONCENTRATE ON THE TOP AND LEAVE THE BODY TO ROT. YES, PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS MAY BE ENFORCED AT THE TOP BUT IF THE BODY IS NOT SOUND THERE WILL BE NO MOVING FORWARD.

    ONE MAY HAVE A PERFECT ENGINE IN HIS CAR BUT UNLESS ALL THE OTHER PARTS OF THE CAR ARE ALSO WORKING SOUNDLY THAT CAR WILL BE USELESS. THE CAR’S TRANSMISSION HAS TO BE WORKING GOOD; THE TIRES HAVE TO BE INFLATED TO THE RIGHT LEVEL; THE HEADLIGHTS, SIGNALS, AND ALL OTHER PARTS OF THE CAR HAVE TO BE WORKING FOR THE CAR TO BE DEEMED FIT FOR SERVICE.

    MR. FRANCIS MUTHURA HAS CONCENTRATED ON THE ENGINE AND LEFT OF THE CAR TO ROT. THIS IS WHY, IN MY VIEW, I SEE MR. GITHONGO AS A PACKAGE, A MULTI-EVENT ATHLETE RATHER THAN A SINGLE EVENT RUNNER.

    IN THE CIVIL SERVICE OF KENYA, WE NEW BLOOD, NEW IDEAS, AND YOUTH TO CLEAN UP THE CIVIL SERVICE AND POINT IT IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IF THE VISION 2030 DREAM IS TO BE REALIZED.

  205. Maru Kapkatet says:

    OH, NO!! RETIREMENT AGE TO BE RAISED TO 60 YEARS, NO PLEASE.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/461298/-/tk7in9/-/index.html

    The retirement age for male civil servants in Kenya should be lowered to 50 years with a possible contract consideration for those recommended by the Public Service Commission. The criteria for such recommendations should be clearly set out. The contract should be for at least two years and at most four years and no Kenyan male older than 54 years should be serving in the public service in Kenya.

    The reasons for preferring a lower retirement age for males in Kenya are many and include:

    1) 90% of Kenyan males burn out in their professions by age 50 if they have been serving continously for over 20 years. This is an undeniable fact. I do not have any scientific facts to support this but I know it is true. Ask Prof. Sam Ongeri, Prof. Anyang Nyongo, and many others why they left their great professions at such an early age.

    2) Every Kenyan male gets bitten by the political bug by age 50. Research on this and see how much time Kenyan males 50 years old and older spent on newspapers and political pep talk. It is hard to find a young male officer hanging his jacket and going AWOL than an older male officer.

    3) Give room to younger and more resourceful young blood still bubbling with energy and ideas. This is the information age or dot.com era where the young are the prime movers.

    As for female civil servants, the retirement age should be kept at 55 years with a possibility of a maximum of two contracts of four years. The reason for a higher retirement age for women is to recognize the fact that they may take time off at their earlier age to nurse their babies. They may start settling down in their professions at an older age when they are done growing their families.

    The other reason is that women are more devoted to their profession than men.

    By keeping the retirement age for male civil servants, the government will be encouraging them to think business and become entrepreneurs while they are still i their prime.

    By having the retirement age for women higher than that of men, the public service will be in a better position to achieve numerical parity between the two genders in public service.

  206. Turncoat says:

    Politics of every day
    The international crude oil price is at 114.7 USD. The same price it wasin March 2008. By then the local pump prices for premium petrol were retailing at 79.99 and 68.99 for diesel. The daily nation is in agreement.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-
    Neighbouring Ethiopia a non oil producing country is retailing diesel at half our prices. Was in moyale and witnessed this.

    Reign in the oil cartels or downgrade the economic growth projection. Worse still prepare for unrest as food prices rise.

  207. Maru Kapkatet says:

    VISION 2030 – Growing the Sports Sector

    Kenya is (or “used to be”) a world power in long-distance athletic events. Slowly but surely, we are seeing a power shift. Kenya may be losing her grip on long-distance running. Why has Kenya not ventured into other types of sports apart from long-distance running? In every Olympics, you see Kenya at the opening ceremony and Kenya’s next appearance takes place almost ten days later when athletics begin.

    In the Beijing Olympics, Kenya was fortunate to have Mr. Dunford represent Kenya in swimming. When the Chinese came to Kenya to build the Kasarani Sports Complex, they also offered the government of President Moi training opportunities for gymnastics.

    Indeed, the government of President Moi sent a number of children to train in China in gymnastics. I do not know what became of that training. The major problem that beset the Moi government was lack of endurance and determination. They would start something with a lot of fanfare and within no time, either corruption or lack of long-range determination would kill the started project.

    I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Kenyan Olympic athletes for their good performance in Beijing and at the same time I request the Minister for Sports to examine the stark reality of Kenya’s fading perfomance in the Olympics with renewed vigour.

    Ethiopia may have permanently shut Kenya out of 5000 and 10000 metres. In the 3000 metres steeplechase, Kenya’s dominance is threatened. Like the military powers of yesterday who have since faded into mere cheer squads, Kenya may also be in the process of fading in athletics.

    I appeal to the Minister for Sports to study the 2030 Vision document and ask to have sports development included in that document as part of Kenya’s multi-sectoral growth focus.

    It may also be the right time now for the Minister for Sports to consider appointing four deputy commissioners of sports. It should be the right time now to have, under the Commissioner for Sports, four deputies:

    1. Deputy Commissioner of Sports in charge of Athletics (Track, Field, Wrestling) and Gymnastics to be headquartered in Eldoret

    2. Deputy Commissioner of Sports in charge of Ball-Based Sports (Football or Soccer as some would like to call it, Basketball, Baseball, Rugby, Golf, Tennis, Field Hockey, Cricket, Netball, Handball, Volleyball (traditional and beach) to headquartered in Kisumu

    3. Deputy Commissioner of Sports in charge of Water-Based Sports ( Swimming, Sailing, Diving, Rowing, Water Polo) to be headquartered in Mombasa. It will also train divers for the purposes of rescue and/or recovery in times of flooding or water accidents like the one that happened affected the Likoni ferry.
    some years ago.

    4. Deputy Commissioner of Sports in charge of Helmeted Sports (Boxing, Cycling, Horse Racing, Car Racing (Safari Rally), Fencing, Shooting etc.) to be headquartered in Nairobi

    It costs a lot of money to develop certain sports and the government of Kenya, which is struggling to feed her people and provide sound infrastructure, is not in a position to invest in the development of all sports. This is understandable.

    Kenya must also realize that this world is indeed becoming one world – one world, one dream. There are many athletics scholarships being offered in various countries. there are various ways that the government and the private secor can partner to develop various types of sports in Kenya.

    The facilities in certain sports that Kenya can afford may only be rudimentary but at least they will serve to provide a nursery for Kenyan children and youth to get started.

    Zimbabwe won Gold and a Silver in swimming. How many Kenyans residing in various parts of the world and who are able to compete for Kenya are waiting to be discovered?

    Kenya should be as keen to seek academic scholarships as they should for sports scholarships. The Minister for Sports should also form, as a matter of urgency, the Kenya Athletes Alumni Association to bring together Kenyan athletes including those who have chosen to become citizens of other countries. Such alumni association will be a good way of raising funds to develop sports in Kenya.

    The Kenyan athletes who have chosen to become citizens of other countries and to run for those countries should not be despised. They are exercising their democratic and human rights and are looking for opportunities that may not be available to them ikn Kenya. I was angered when one such athlete was arrested at Jomo Kenyatta Internataional Airport on the instigation of former Minister for Sports.

    I believe that there are many former Kenyan athletes who are able and williing to help their younger brothers and sisters grow in their various sports. Such athletes should be invited to become members of the Kenya Athletes Alumni Association and take paid membership. The many managers who handle the Kenyan athletes should also be encouraged to become associate members of the association.

    Kenya will develop and her people will unite if centres of excellence and indeed of commerce and industry are spread all over the country rather than concentrating everything in Nairobi and Thika and in the hands of one section of the Kenyan population.

  208. Maru Kapkatet says:

    PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI SHOULD NOT INVOLVE HIMSELF IN PARTY OR SUCCESSION POLITICS AND SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON UNITING OUR BELOVED MOTHERLAND

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/-/1064/462672/-/yxifvlz/-/index.html

    By involving himself in PNU party politics (and there is absolutely no good reason why Mr. Kibaki should openly try to prop up Uhuru Kenyatta), Mzee Kibaki is:

    1. Openly attempting to prop up Uhuru Kenyatta. If Kalonzo Musyoka can open his eyes, he can see that there is absolutely no way that Uhuru Kenyatta’s name will be missing on the next presidential ballot papers. The intense but secretive activity of Uhuru Kenyatta clearly shows that he will be going for nothing less than the presidency in the next presidential elections.

    2. Undermining the development of democracy in Kenya and misusing public resources. It is unfair to Martha Karua and all other individuals who have ambition of seeking the presidency for the president to use government resources to support one individual, Uhuru Kenyatta.

    It is an insult to the intelligence of Kenyans to have the Head of State preside over a very undemocratic process, where the arresting officer is also appointed to be the prosecutor and judge at the same time. The president appoints regional interim officials to organize PNU elections and yet the same officials are also interested in being “elected” the top officials of the party. What an abuse of democracy.

    PNU will suffer the same fate that befell Kanu if Mr. Kibaki has decided to do things the way Mzee Moi did. It is very clear that the Kanu officials of Uhuru Kenyatta and Sam Ongeri will transplant themselves in a sham election to top positions in PNU.

    Already, Martha Karua’s base has been attacked and within no time, it will be destroyed completely. By October, there will not be a single leader from the Mount Kenya region still supporting Ms. Karua. Ms. Beth Mugo has been convinced that “blood is thicker than both water and gender”.

    3. Undermining the letter and spirit of the Grand Coalition government, whose main agenda is to heal the wounds occassioned by the last general elections and to unite Kenyans

    4. Abdicating his role as head of state and president for all Kenyans to pursue a parochial and selfish agenda authored by third-party individuals who care more about protecting their ill-gotten wealth than about letting genuine democracy grow in Kenya.

    I supsect that after the PNU elections in October, the Kanu party will be officially retired from Kenyan politics as Kanu officials trnsplant themselves to PNU.

    5. Denying Kenyans the opportunity to respect and support Mr. Kibaki as their leader. There is still an opportunity for Mr. Kibaki to leave Kenyans united and in peace but this will not be possible if Mr. Kibaki insists on serving the interests of his Muthaiga Club pals who are fronting Uhuru for the presidency.

    Kenyans are not stupid and can clearly see that Mr. Kibaki is not involving himself in PNU politics for his own sake but for that of Mzee Kenyatta’s son.

    By choosing to involve himself in PNU politics for no good reason, Mr. Kibaki is igniting renewed war in Kenya. If Kibaki has chosen to be a fighter on PNU’s side, then he becomes a legitimate enemy target for ODM and other democracy fighters on the other side in Kenya.

    When Kibaki people are done with PNU elections, they will then turn to undermining the PM and ODM and thus precipitate an open fight between Kibaki himself and the PM.

    ODM will soon be facing the fight of its life. The groundwork is being prepared for a decisive battle to wipe ODM off the map of Kenyan politics. There are new phrases being touted around such as “ODM faces several hurdles”. Of course, Kibaki’s people are busy constructing those hurdles and will be placed strategically on ODM’s running lanes after the October PNU elections.

    It is easier to fight and overwhelm ODM right now rather than during elections time when ODM has euphoria and ethnic loyalty as their most lethal weapons.

    This is what Uhuru’s strategists are talking:

    ” a) Hold PNU elections with Kibaki at the top for convenience and camouflage but with Uhuru Kenyatta strategically positioned to take over.

    b) Give Kalonzo Musyoka room to operate in the mistaken belief that he will be the presidential candidate while Uhuru will be his running mate. At the right time, strike and defeat Kalonzo, who is not known to be a formidable enemy.

    The strike must be planned and implemented in a way that when we strike, there will be nowhere else for Kalonzo to run to other than stick with us and take what is offered to him.

    c) In the meantime, carry out comprehensive intelligence operations on ODM and disrupt them where possible including sponsoring meetings at Tea Research Institute in Kericho to attack the PM over Mau Forest evictions.

    Let Mzee Moi frequent Nandi North as much as possible and develop a very close working relationship between Kibaki and some Kalenjin leaders from that area. Already this strategy is paying dividends as some Kalenjin leaders seem to have started showing contempt for ODM affairs and Mr. Kibaki is now the Chancellor of Masinde Muliro university.

    When an opportunity to eliminate altogether shows up, go for it. They fly a lot and this may be the best option available to us. When they stop looking over their shoulders and being on guard and start eating and drinking anything they see, strike. Afterall, they are at a disadvantage compared to us. They have two eyes with which to watch us but we have thousands of eyes to watch them.”

  209. Maru Kapkatet says:

    AMOS WAKO, EVANS GICHERU, MARTHA KARUA COMBINE TO DEFINE THE FAILURE OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THE RULE OF LAW IN KENYA

    1 Attorney General Amos Wako: If he had been saying from December 28, 2007 to March 31, 2008 what he is saying now about the masterminds of the brutal killings in Kenya being taken to the International Criminal Court at the Hague, many lives would definitely have been saved. Instead, Amos Wako went AWOL during that crucial period.

    Mr. Wako has perfected the art of self-preservation and sensing that changes are soon coming that might affect him, he is wasting no time in taking care of business to save himself.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/463692/-/tk90f9/-/index.html

    Mr. Wako is talking about ICC now when the unmarked graves of the Kenyans who died unnecessarily cannot be identified anymore. Grass and bushes have grown over their graves and Mr. Wako comes out to belittle the intelligence of the people of Kenya. Where was Amos Wako at the time when Kenyans needed him to speak and condemn the killings that were going on. He would have saved lives – one live, may be ten lives, may be 100 lives?

    I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN AMOS WAKO AS ATTORNEY GENERAL AND I AM CONVINCED THAT HE HAS OVERSTAYED HIS WELCOME

    2. Chief Justice Evans Gicheru: LSK has demonstrated against him because of his poor performance. The LSK has no confidence in Evans Gicheru. It is not about Evan Gicheru’s ethinicity. It is about his performance. He is not fit to be the Chief Justice of Kenya at all and more so at this time when Kenya is undergoing a major transformation. I once said that Evans Gicheru is dormant and the LSK are saying the same thing now.

    I challenge anyone who doubts that Mr. Evans Gicheru is not capable of serving effectively as Chief Justice to tender any shred of evidence showing any tangible reforms and improvements that Mr. Gicheru has introduced to advance judicial management in Kenya.

    3. Justice Minister Martha Karua: She is too biased by ethnicity to be an effective and impartial Minister for Justice. It is not about her ethnicity but her inability to be impartial enough to lead the justice system in Kenya that is making many Kenyans not have confidence in her. She is dynamic as a leader but is unsuitable to be the Justice Minister becuase she has demonstrated that ethnicity comes before everything else.

    Mr. Mutula Kilonzo is the BEST candidate to be the good and effective Justice Minister that Kenya needs. Alternatively, someone else such as Minister Naomi Shabaan can also serve as the Justice Minister. Mr. Tom Mboya was not a lawyer and yet he remains the best indigenous Justice Minister that Kenya has ever had.

    All Kenyans have to have confidence in all the top managers of the justice system – the Minster for Justice, Chief Justice, and Attorney General if the nation is to be united.

    Digressing, I wish to request the Minister for Industrialization to appoint Prof. Gichaga to head a task force to review the defunct Pioneer Car project and see what can be learned from it and whether or not it can be revived.

    In 2003, Prof. Gichaga publicly called on the government not to abandon the dream behind the Pioneer Car project but to try and revive it.

    Prof. Gichaga has the necessary experience to examine the Pioneer Car project and document why it failed and whether it can be revived or not.

    There is no country in the world that has started to manufacture vehicles and produced a good car off the bat. The Mahindra motors were a miserable product at the beginning but with improvements over time, it is becoming a better car.

    A friend once told me that when the Mahindra cars were imported into Kenya from India to be used by Kenya Police, people used to laugh at the effort the cars appeared to be making (but without success) to race like Usain Bolt.

    Over time, such laughter is turning into admiration. In Kenya, it may be possible to import car engines from manufactures such as Toyota and build the rest of the car in Kenya. South Korea offers a lot to be learned from.

    AT THE END OF THE DAY, KENYA WILL ONLY PROGRESS IF THE INGENUITY AND ENERGY OF ALL KENYAS IS PUT INTO BUILDING KENYA. DIVIDING KENYANS ALONG ETHNIC LINES AND PRESERVING CERTAIN GOVERNMENT POSTS FOR ONE ETHNIC GROUP WILL HAVE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE UNITY AND GROWTH OF KENYA.

    I am sure that millions of Kenyans all over the globe could not hold back a tear or two to watch and listen to the Kenyan national anthem being played to billions of people in the world at the closing ceremony in Beijing as Mr. Samwel Kamau received the marathon gold medal from Dr. Rogge.

    KENYANS, WE ARE ONE PEOPLE. LET US ENDEAVOUR TO BE ONE IN EVERYTHING WE DO.

  210. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/464650/-/tk9omt/-/index.html

    MAKE THE REPORT PUBLIC AND LET THOSE MENTIONED DEFEND THEMSELVES IF THEY FEEL THAT THEY ARE BEING WRONGLY ACCUSED.

    KENYA CAN ONLY HEAL IF THE TRUTH AND THE WHOLE TRUTH IS REVEALED.

    KENYA IS BLESSED TO HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF GREAT LEADERS AND IF ALL THE CURRENT ONES WERE TO BE REMOVED, THERE WILL BE NEW AND BETTER LEADERS TO TAKE KENYA FORWARD.

    IT IS UNFAIR AND PAINFUL FOR THE BEREAVED FAMILIES TO READ THIS. THEY NEED TO BE TOLD EVERYTHING AND THEN THEY WILL DECIDE HOW TO FORGIVE.

    IN ALL UNFAIRNESS, THIS SAD EVENT MUST START WITH ELECTION FRAUD. KENYANS SHOULD NEVER ACCEPT A HALF-BAKED STORY. IF SOME LEADERS STARTED PLANNING AS EARLY AS AUGUST LAST YEAR THE ELECTION VIOLENCE, THEN THOSE WHO PLANNED THE ELECTION FRAUD FROM AS EARLY AS THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2005 REFERENDUM MUST ALSO BE MENTIONED. THAT IS WHERE THE STORY BEGINS.

    THE STORY HAS TO BEGIN IN 2005, AFTER THE REFERENDUM, AND EXAMINE WHAT WENT ON IN THE PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION AND WHY APPOINTMENTS IN THE PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION AND SECURITY FORCES WERE MADE THE WAY THEY WERE.

    IF CERTAIN LEADERS WERE PLANNING EVICTIONS OF OTHERS FROM AS EARLY AS AUGUST LAST YEAR, WHY WERE THEY NOT ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN COURT?

    KENYANS DO NOT NEED BIASED REPORTS WHEN SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENED IN THE COUNTRY. ALL REPORTS MUST EXAMINE ALL FACTS AND THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ELETORAL FRAUD MUST TAKE CENTRE STAGE.

    THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MUST ALSO REVEAL THEIR SOURCES OF INFORMATION IN ORDER FOR THEIR CREDIBILITY TO BE TESTED. I SUSPECT THAT THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS, WHOSE PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATIVE ABILITY DOES NOT EXIST, MUST HAVE RELIED ON THE NSIS AND THE POLICE TO GET A ONE-SIDED AND BIASED STORY.

    HOW DID THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION GET ITS FACTS? THE VERACITY OF THESE FACTS CAN ONLY BE DETERMINED IF THE SOURCES CAN BE TESTED?

    I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO READ THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REPORT AND ANALYZE ITS WORDING. IF THE REPORT IS IN THE FORM WHERE THE WORD “ALLEGED” IS USED RATHER THAN PRESENTING IT AS IF IT IS AN ESTABLISHED FACT, THEN THAT IS OKAY.

    ALL SOURCES MUST BE TESTED IN A COURT OF LAW OTHERWISE THEY ARE MERE ALLEGATIONS.

    THE THING THAT WILL KILL KENYA IS TO TRY AND FORCE THINGS TO TAKE A CERTAIN COURSE RATHER THAN ALLOWING THEM TAKE THEIR NATURAL COURSE. WE SEE IT IN ELECTIONS RIGGING, APPOINTMENTS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICERS, IN PARTY POLITICS.

    DO NOT TRY TO FORCE THE ELECTION VIOLENCE TO BE SILENT ON ELCTORAL FRAUD AND CONFINE ITSELF TO THE PERIOD AFTER DECEMBER 27, 2008. IF YOU TALK ABOUT AUGUST 2007, THEN NATURALLY YOU HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE PLANNING OF THE ELECTORAL FRAUD AS WELL IF YOU ARE TO BE OBJECTIVE AND IMPARTIAL.

  211. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/464650/-/tk9omt/-/index.html

    1. THIS, ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE AND PROTECT ETHNIC INTERESTS?

    2. WHY IS THE BOSS OF THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION NOT PRESENTING THE REPORT HIMSELF YET THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE THEY ARE DEALING WITH?

    3. THE REAL AUTHORS OF THE REPORT DO THEIR WORK AND STAY INDOORS AND THEN HAVE SOMEONE DEEMED NEUTRAL COME OUT TO PRESENT THE REPORT. SHE IS SMILING. HOW CAN ANYONE BE SMILING WHEN PRESENTING SUCH A GRIM REPORT ON THE LOSS OF MANY LIVES?

    4. WHAT IS THE SINGLE LARGEST ETHNIC GROUP ON THE STAFF OF THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION? IS THERE EVEN ONE KALENJIN ON THE STAFF OF THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION?

    5. THE REPORT GOES BACK IN TIME AND TALK OF PLOTS TO EVICT CERTAIN GROUP OF PEOPLE AND YET THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION CONVENIENTLY AVOIDS ANY MENTION OF THE ELABORATE PLOTS TO RIG THE ELECTIONS. WHY? WHY IS THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION NOT GOING BACK IN TIME TO 2005 AFTER THE REFERENDUM?

    6. IF MR. RAILA ODINGA HAD BEEN DECLARED THE WINNER THAT HE WAS, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO DEMONSTRATIONS THAT EVENTUALLY LED TO VIOLENCE. WHY IS THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ELIMINATING THE REAL REASON BEHIND THE VIOLENCE?

    7. THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IS LOP-SIDED FOR A REASON. THE BENCH IS LOP-SIDED FOR A REASON. THE SECURITY FORCES AND PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION IS STAFFED IN A LOP-SIDED WAY FOR A REASON.

    THEY HAVE ALL HELPED THE KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION PREPARE A WELL-DESIGNED AND BIASED REPORT THAT DOES NOT CLAIM TO RELY ON PROVEN AND CREDIBLE SOURCES.

    THE KENYA OF TODAY IS NOT THE KENYA OF YESTERDAY. KENYANS ARE NOW AN ENLIGHTENED PEOPLE.

    I WILL NEVER SUPPORT OR DEFEND ANYONE WHO COMMITS A CRIME BUT I WILL NEVER ACCEPT TO BE CALLED A FOOL. IF YOU PREPARE A REPORT AND CONVENIENTLY STEER IT AWAY FROM CRIMINALS FROM YOUR ETHNIC GROUP BY NOT ADVRSELY MENTIONING THEM AT ALL OR BY DE-EMPHASIZING THEIR ROLE, THEN YOU ARE TAKING ME TO BE A FOOL.

    PEOPLE MEET AND DISCUSS AND PLAN. THEY MULL OVER HOW TO “PROTECT US AND CONDEMN THEM”. AND THEY REACH A CONCLUSION. THEY DECIDE THAT IF THEY ALL PRESENT THE SAME REPORT (AND THEY AGREE ON WHAT THE REPORT SHOULD BE) THEN THE CHANCES OF IT BEING ACCEPTED WITHOUT ANY CHALLENGE WILL BE INCREASED 100-FOLD.

    I WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS. NO KENYAN SHOULD ACCEPT THIS. KENYA SHOULD BE GOVERNED BY TRUTH AND ONLY A DUE PROCESS SHOULD BE PUT IN MOTION TO DISCOVER WHAT THAT TRUTH IS IF IT IS NOT OBVIOUS.

    YOU SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE FUTURE TO DETERMINE WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED. DO NOT LOOK AT THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND DECIDE THAT YOU WILL MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR YOUR PEOPLE IF YOU MISREPRESENT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST.

    DID JESUS NOT SAY IN MATTHEW 6:34, “DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW, FOR TOMORROW WILL WORRY ABOUT ITSELF”.

    FOR TODAY, LET US GET FACTS AND LET US PUBLISH, IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, ONLY TESTED AND PROVEN FACTS.

  212. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/-/1064/465412/-/yxgenbz/-/index.html

    A rift between PM Raila and Minister William Ruto is unnecessary and should not be allowed to thrive.

    Both leaders need one another and they should not forget the many lives sacrificed for the good of Kenya. ODM has to stay one and strong if Kenya is to have a better future.

    I watch and see a lot of weaknesses in the PM’s leadership. For example, his calls for the youth still being held behind bars to be released comes in bouts. The PM’s calls is like a signal with a short ON duration and a very long OFF duration. This is not the leadeship one expects from the future president of their country.

    The PM has to provide strong leadership and have the matter resolved so that Kenyans can move on with their lives. On the Mau forest settlement issue, the PM has to take an active role himself. There are many countries who care to have the Mau forest protected.

    The PM visited the Mau forest complex with ateam of experts including some from Spain. Egypt has a strong interest to have Mau forest preserved and protected. The PM should aproach these countries and other friends to raise funds to re-settle the Mau forest residents.

    The PM should meet with the residents himself and request them to be looking for land that they can buy and come to him for funds when they find such land. I see this as the only good solution to resolve the Mau forest issue.

    As for Mr. William Ruto, I unequivocably express my support for him. Mr. William Ruto is a great leader. I am convinced that he commands 100% support from the Kalenjin youth. There is no way anyone can expect to win votes in Kalenjinland, and particularly so after so many Kalenjin youth were gunned down, without Mr. William Ruto’s support.

    On the other hand, I also would like to remind Mr. William Ruto that the predators are aware of his popularity and will do anything to undermine him. The most viable route to the presidency for Mr. William Ruto is Hon. Raila Odinga. They should work together and not allow the predators to separate themfor an easy hunt.

    The other side would like to see Gideon Moi take over from his Dad as the foremost Kalenjin leader. To achieve their goal, they will do everything to lure Mr. William Ruto to a trap before a kill. Mr. William Ruto must not forget that in 2005, they embarked on a journey as a family – the ODM family.

    That journey is yet to be completed. The ODM Pentagon must stay united and focused if they are to take the people of Kenya to the promised land, a journey they started in 2005. Yes, Moses may not be the one to complete the journey and setlle the people. Only God knows the future.

    But this does not mean that people should revolt against Moses. They may even complain against manna and the food they get that is too little and not nutritious but they should not abandon Moses. The PM has only about 10% executive power and can only deliver so much.

    Mr. William Ruto should not lose sight of the fact that if only Mr. Raila Odinga had been sworn in as president, things would be different. Since this did not happen, they have to bite the bullet and make do what the little they get.

    If the PM had listened to me, there would be more peace in ODM. I suggested to the PM to have Mr. Isaac Ruto appointed the Minster for Public Works, the prtfolio the late Mr. Kones held. Mr. Isaac Ruto is the senior-most Kipsigis MP having served as a full Cabinet Minister before.

    More importantly, I made my suggestion because I know Mr. Isaac Ruto. He is a fighter and not a quitter. He will be there for the long-haul. At this time, there will not be much that the Ministers will accomplish. The PM should have looked at tomorrow rather than now.

    I have no doubt in my mind that Hon. Raila Odinga would have preferred to have Mr. John Koech as the MP for Chepalungu. Did Mr. Raila Odinga not warmly receive Mr. John Koech when he defected to ODM? Did Mr. Raila Odinga not remark at the time: “John, you belong here in ODM”?

    I have no doubt in my mind that the PM is not be a fan of Mr. Isaac Ruto. The truth of the matter, though, is that Mr. Isaac Ruto is a strong leader and will one day emerge as the strongest Kipsigis leader.

    Fighting Mr. Isaac Ruto is fighting the Kipsgis community. If I had the responsibility of choosing a Cabinet Minsiter from the Kipsigis MPs under circumstances different from the current ones, Mr. Isaac Ruto would have to face stiff competion from the others.

    However, under the current circumstances and considering that Mr. Isaac Ruto played a key role in having over 90% of Kipsigis votes cast for Mr. Raila Odinga, there is no question that Mr. Isaac Ruto is miles ahead of competition.

    The PM has a great warrior to fight with him rather than fighting with him in Mr. Isaac Ruto. The PM should have him on board.

  213. Railkamuodho says:

    If all tribes were to remind the leaders of the votes they cast for their men in December, then things would be difficult in Kenya. There is this tribe that will sing to Raila day and night of the votes they gave him last December. They will continue to dream of that election untill the next election. Other tribes are busy doing what they need to do to survive. I sympathize with Kalenjin, they gave all their energy in the belief that they would enjoy RV as their possession or their heaven. They forgot that in this world, we are all passersby. It is time the Kipsigis like the Tugens start making peace with their neighbours. Never again will the international community allow them to kill their neighbours with impunity.

  214. Railkamuodho says:

    The idea that the last general election was stolen is a myth. The independent commission selected by Rutoh and company is almost coming to that conclusion. The chaos were planned by ODM whether Raila won the election or not. Infact had Raila taken office and the ODM maniacs taken power, the crisis in RV would have been catastrophic. Let me tell you what Raila has realized, that he needs all the 43 tribes in Kenya (not 42) to be a nationalist and to govern effectively. Why are the Kalenjin assuming that they are the most valuable tribe in Kenya today. My half tribe in central has realized that they need others and are mending fences. The Kelenjin risk isolation if they continue with their arrogant streak.

  215. Railkamuodho says:

    By the way, has it come to your attention that Rutoh has added a lot of Kilos? I am sure that the office and the flag come with comfort and rewards. like other Africans, his eyes were on that prize and maybe even more. Soon Samoei will be eying the big seat. But remember, the Kalenjin and Kikuyus better forget the top seat. It is time for another tribe or multi-tribe person to ascend to the top.

  216. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/466266/-/tkb06e/-/index.html

    The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights is not a competent authority to carry out investigations so how did it do the investigations it purports to have done?

    Where are the names of John Michuki and Martha Karua in the report. Why are they not mentioned?

    State House is the most revered office in the nation and yet it is the place where direct (first degree murders) were planned and staged. Why is the name of the State House resident not in the KNCHR report?

    The boss of KNCHR had indicated that he would be leaving his position as director of KNCHR in July, 2008. This is August, 2008. Why has he not left? Through his biased and malicious report, is he earning his right to continue as director.

    Is he using the malicious report to please his masters so that they can retain him in the post?

    I AM NOT SAYING THAT THE MINISTERS MENTIONED ARE INNOCENT OR GUILTY. I DO NOT KNOW BECAUSE I WAS NOT THERE. BUT PEOPLE ARE INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT DUE PROCESS CAN ONLY REVEAL THE TRUTH.

    Is the KNCHR report meant to supersede or render the Waki findings incorrect?

    On a weighty issue such as the one the report is on, comprehensive investigations carried out by a competent authority should be done and only published in the public domain once the facts are established.

    It was disgusting to see a picture of the KNCHR personality waving the sombre report and smiling. How disgusting for the KNCHR to treat this matter, where hundreds of lives were lost, with such carelessness.

    The KNCHR is not releasing a report on hefty profits made by a company. It is a report dealing with brutal killings by the government as well as individuals. When I saw the picture, all I could say was that we have a long way to go in Kenya before our people start respecting human life.

    How does one respect the bereaved families by publishing a report that may turn out to be completely erroneous.

    The KNCHR is abusing human rights in the name of speaking for human rights. The KNCHR is abusing the rights of the Cabinet ministers and all other individuals mentioned. It is also abusing the rights of the bereaved families by feeding falsehoods to them.

    The bereaved families need to know the correct facts on who did what. Rushing to give the bereaved families a bunch of lies only helps add insult to their wounds.

    It is only when the KNCHR is staffed properly that any semblance of true championing of human rights can be achieved. In the meantime, the KNCHR is a tool for bashing other ethnic groups while protecting Kikuyus, Merus, and Embus.

    IT IS VERY SAD INDEED. The majority and almost all the senior staff in KNCHR are kikuyus and this is for a reason.

    You cannot publish a report on the human rights abuses related to the general elections of 2007 without mentioning John Michuki. He is the genesis of it all.

  217. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/466166/-/tkaydx/-/index.html

    Yes, Mzee Moi, all people who have been involved in any form of violence which has pitted one ethnic group against another should apologize and seek forgiveness for Kenya to heal.

    The Church should be at the forefront prescribing the best way that such apologies should take. I requested and appealed several months ago to Hon. Henry Kosgey and the late Hon. Kones to lead a delegation to seek forgiveness from Mzee Moi for the attacks that were carried out against him where his property was destroyed.

    Mzee, you should also call upon Uhuru Kenyatta and the top leadership in the Kibaki government to seek forgiveness from the people of Kenya for the violence that saw many Kenyans lose their lives. In particular, Mr. Kibaki has to apologize to all Kenyans for the use of State House to plan and stage first-degree murder.

    Kenyans are very forgiving people and despite the loss of their relatives and/or property, I am convinced that they will forgive their brethren if genuine peace is established and all Kenyans agree that Kenya is for them all and al Kenyans should live together in peace.

    Mzee Moi, you forgot to ask the people of Central and Eastern provinces to also seek apologies from the people of Rift Valley, Nyanza, and Western provinces whom they attacked and killed or hounded out of their workplaces. Did you hear, Mzee, about some men being forcibly circumcised in Central and Eastern provinces? Those victims, Mzee, are also real people and were attacked and injured.

    Mzee Moi, remember the Naivasha incident, where people were killed and burned alive as had happened in Eldoret. Mzee Moi, I believe that you also believe that the people who were killed in Naivasha are real people and are brothers, sisters, wives, husbands, sons, or daughters of real people.

    And Mzee Moi, do not forget to seek an apology from Kenyans as well. Remember, Mzee, that it was your government that invented ethnic cleansing in 1991 as a tool for settling or deciding elections.

    This is the right time, Mzee, for all Kenyans to apologize and repent of all their sins. Mzee, you should also ask for forgiveness for the political assasinations that took place under your watch. Remember, Hon. Robert Ouko. He was a real person and officials in your government cut his life short.

    The nation-wide apology should also go beyond people and shoudl encompass the economy. Remember, Mzee that your government robbed Kenyans of billions of shillings. You remember the Goldenburg scam, Mzee? You also remember how your own personal assistant, Mr. Kulei, became a multi-billionaire almost overnight.

    How could one amass so much within so short a time, Mzee, during your leadership? If the resources belonging to the people of Kenya had not been stolen at the behest of your government, Mzee, many lives would have been saved. Can you imagine, Mzee, how many Kenyans lost their lives because of broken infrastructure or because of no drugs in hospitals?

    Let us all apologize to one another and to Kenya. In one way or another, we are all guilty of injuring our Kenya and/or our fellow Kenyans. As a christian, Mzee, you are aware that there is nothing like “small sin” and “big sin”. Sin is sin.

  218. pato says:

    Poor Maru.

    Your lies and fraud that allowed you to smile as little kids were being raped and hacked is crumbling. Its turning out that

    a. the elections were not rigged. It was a lie

    b. The violence was planned months before the election and had nothing to do with the election fraud that never happened.

    Your god Raila and the pack of thugs that surround him staged a coup, like he did in 1982 and sacrificed hundred s of innocent Kenyans.

    He like a good tyrant, understood his supporters, people like you Maru, who live with a constant hatred and envy of the kikuyu. You wanted to kill kyuks, all he needed to give you was an excuse. Today you are yapping here about KHCR yet I could dig out posts you wriote hre praising them when that genocide apologist Kiai was busy telling us ati the violence just happened. Now they are evil because they have simply said the inescapable truth. That the violence was planned and the majority of the butchers were thos men you adore and worship.

    You may not have noticed this but almost all intelligent pro odm bloggers are gone. Even Kumekucha’s Chris, expressed doubts about Raila and ODM. All thats left are hounds like you still barking about a rigge election even when ODM Nominated Kriegler has clearly said there was no rigging. There is no evidence, nothing at all. Thats why Orengo, a man who has made a living in the courts, suddenly developed an avid fear of courts. he knew apart from the phrase ‘everyone knows Kibaki rigged’ there was little else to show except returning officers who as it turns out are not even known by the ECK.

    I feel sorry for you. Pity actually. That you hated 8 million people so much that you were willing to cheer their kids being burnt in churches. A man whose heart is ruled by hatred deserves to be pitied and prayed for. For he is no better than an overflowing garbage bin.

    My heart an concience are clear. I have never hurt or cheered the killing of anoter kenyan. I still mantain that all killers respective of their trie, must be taken to court.

    But you did not need all

  219. pato says:

    And all thsi for what? so that his wife can get 400k a month? So that Nyongo can re appoint moi era looters back to goverment? so that kajwang can take bribes to give work permitts?

    How does this benefit you Maru? How does this benefit Kenya? when Ida gets 400k, does she come and share it with you? perharps help you buy bread thats now heading towards the 50 sh mark a loaf?

  220. Maru Kapkatet says:

    ON A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR KENYA:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/466574/-/tkb2jl/-/index.html

    Why are some people seeking foreign experts when Kenya has some great legal minds of her own and when the Bomas Draft has been completed and delivered?

    What Minsiter Martha Karua needs to do is appoint three groups (each comprising of five lawyers (at least two of whom must be constitutional lawyers)) and task each group to review and amend (where necessary) the Bomas Draft.

    Let the groups work independently and let them seek opinions, if they see the need for it, from ordinary Kenyans on what the new constitution should look like.

    RULES:

    1. The three groups should not consult one another but must be honest and decent enough to work independently.

    2. Each group should have two men, two women, and the fifth member must be of a visible minority race (Asian or European). There should not be two or more members of the same ethnicity in any of the groups.

    Once they complete their reviews and made their amendments, the groups then submit their draft constitutions to the Minister who will then choose from the submissions (or create one out of the submisisons) the draft to be taken to parliament.

    What happened during the last elections should provide all the input required to make the new constitution out of the Bomas draft. Already parts of the Bomas draft that were contentious before like the PM’s position have already been accepted and made part of the current constitution.

    The office of the PM neeeds to be tuned up in the new constitution while the Office of the Vice President should be abolished and those of the Deputy PMs strengthened. To strengthen democracy in Kenya and discourage one ethnic group or a combination of two or three ethnic groups from dominating the government, the new constitution should specify that:

    a) Both the President and the Prime Minister cannot come from same ethnic group.

    b) If the President comes from one of the five large ethnic groups – Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Kalenjin, Kamba – then neither the Prime Minister nor any of the Deputy Prime Ministers can be appointed from the president’s ethnic group.

    c) If the President is from one of the five largest ethnic groups, then either the Prime Minister or at least one or both of the Deputy Prime Ministers must be appointed from the smallest ethnic groups – Kisii, Meru, Maasai, Taita, Giriama, etc.

    d) The President or Prime Minister or one of the Deputy Prime Ministers must be a woman and if no political party is willing to appoint a woman as Deputy Prime Minister then parliament will be required to appoint a woman to the post

    e) The Prime Minister will be the running mate of the winning President and if the President is elected by a political party that does not win the largest number of seats in parliament, then the presidential candidate from the political party with the largest number of seats in parliament will be the Prime Minister.

    This should ensure that the new constitution does not give room to one ethnic group or two ethnic groups to gang up and dominate the other Kenyans.

    It should not be a big problem making the final document. The constitution of Kenya at independence was prepared by a group of laymen ad it was a good document. Kenya has a rich reservoir of trained legal minds. Why not use them?

    THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FACING KENYA NOW AND IN THE YEARS TO COME IS FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF POLITICAL POWER. THE QUESTION OF LAND IS INSIGNIFICANT ALTHOUGH SOME PEOPLE ARE ATTEMPTING TO CREATE AND BLOW IT HUGE.

    There is no more land to allocate and people who own land wherever they own it now have Title Deeds. So what is the problem.

    Everything in Kenya, including appointments of senior government officials, siting of industries, and universities, economic marginalization stem from who has the political power.

    This problem will not go away until a new constitution defeats it. So the ONE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM ON THE NEW CONSTITUTION IS SHARING OF POLITICAL POWER AND EXECUTIVE POWER.

  221. Maru Kapkatet says:

    ODM PENTAGON TO BE ABOLISHED? WHY?

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143994044&cid=4&

    It does not make any sense why anyone would want ODM’s “Pentagon” to be abolished. It does not give anyone any advantage over others. There are no presidential elections that have been called so why should people see the “Pentagon” as an impediment to their political ambitions.

    The “Pentagon” gives ODM character and identity. It signifies a fight – a fight for genuine democracy in Kenya, a fight for a just and law-abiding Kenya, a fight for equal opportunities for all Kenyans, a fight for a genuine rule of law in Kenya, a fight for ODM to take the leadership in Kenya. That fight is still being waged and why demolish ODM’s rallying cry.

    The Pentagon should be retained as a mark of symbolism and identity for ODM. The current ODM Pentagon members should stay on since they were presidential candidates in the last ODM presidential primaries.

    When the next ODM presidential primaries are held, there wil be new Pentagon members. Should there be a single contestant for the ODM presidential ticket, then new members should be co-opted to the Pentagon.

    Please, ODM retain the Pentagon. It gives you an identity that is only the envy of other political parties in Kenya. However, the Pentagon may need a bit of sprucing up and reactivation.

    ODM is a very interesting party. There are seasoned politicians like the chairman, Hon. Henry Kosgey, who know only too well how to destroy a party by dismantling its structures.

    Then there are the young and restless politicians who are determined that if they are not appointed to the Cabinet or if their cronies are not appointed to the Cabinet, then ODM is dead or should be killed.

    It appears that some individuals in ODM are still doing things the Kanu way where there is DIRECT loyalty to the leadership and then INDIRECT loyalty through proxies.

    ODM politicians should examine where they started, the journey they have had so far, and the best way of staying together to reach their goal. Hon. Raila Odinga, in my view, remains the best presidential candidate not only in ODM but also in Kenya as a whole.

    I see Hon. Raila Odinga as a selfless leader who is genuinely determined to fulfil the ideals of ODM and hence the ideals of millions of marginalized Kenyans. I see PM Raila Odinga as an oftentimes frustrated leader in that he cannot do what he would have liked to do.

    Hon. Raila Odinga remains the best and only means through which the presidency in Kenya will be unblocked and made accessible to all Kenyans wwhatever their ethnic affliation is.

    For the Kipsigis people, Hon. Raila Odinga (Arap Mibey), may look like he has abandoned them because they have not had a representative in the Cabinet for several months now. It is likely that the PM is waiting for the by-elections to be held so that everyone can have an opportunity to be considered for the Cabinet appointment.

    I urge the Kipsigis leaders to give the PM time and space to do what he knows is best for all. What the PM is doing with Mau forest is in the interests of all Kenyans. What the PM did at KPA is in the interest of all Kenyans and is not different from the Mau forest issue.

    I am amazed that some young ODM politicians get so easily mesmerized that they see themselves as the most popular leaders in Kenya. I urge them to always look before they take a step. To them, I say, always look left, then look right, then look left again, then put you ear to the ground and listen before taking any step.

    What is in front of you may be enticing but what is to the left or right of you may be a catastrophe waiting to happen. Consider all factors before you make a major move and never fail to consult.

    Some ODM politicians may look down upon Chairman Henry Kosgey as being too soft and not a risk-taker. In reality, the ODM chairman is one of the most experienced politicians in Kenya today. He knows his stuff. May the young ODM politicians not try to upstage the PM. He has come a long way and paid the heftiest price to have Kenya where it is today.

    Give him an opportunity to take ODM and our beloved Kenya to the promised land.

    THE YOUNGER ODM POLITICIANS SHOULD ALWAYS LISTEN AND SEEK COUNSEL BEFORE DOING ANYTHING THAT MAY INJURE THE PARTY. IT IS EASIER TO DESTROY THAN TO BUILD.

  222. Turncoat says:

    its the right time to buy doom. Judging by who has crawled out of the woodwork.

  223. Turncoat says:

    But then again am still basking in the NEW nationalism and patroitism foster by our Kenyan atheletes and hardworking kenyans. Led by the prime minister

  224. OT says:

    Maru, I agree with you on one poiint. The Vice President’s position should be abolished and the Prime MInister should be considered the Deputy President.
    I’m sure this will be a headache for ODM at the next elections because both Ruto and Mudavadi will want that position but it’s the right thing to do.

  225. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/regional/-/1070/466990/-/6jt169/-/index.html

    IT IS A TRAGEDY FOR THE KENYAN SCHOOL CHILDREN THAT THEY HAVE TO SUFFER UNDER A MISMANAGED EDUCATION SYSTEM.

    THE PS FOR EDUCATION IS NOT CAPABLE OF STEERING THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. HE IS PAST RETIREMENT AGE AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY YOUNGER AND MORE CAPABLE INDIVIDUAL BUT APPARENTLY HIS WELFARE TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER THE INTERESTS OF MILLIONS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN.

    WHY IS THE LEADERSHIP OF KENYA CALLOUS TO THE SUFFERINGS OF KENYAN CHILDREN? THE PS HAS SHOWN A ZILLION TIMES THAT HE IS NOT CAPABLE OF SERVICING THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN OF KENYA.

    THE MUGABES OF THIS WORLD HAVE HEARTS OF STONE AND AS LONG AS THEY AND THEIR FRIENDS ARE TAKEN GOOD CARE OF, THEY WILL NEVER CARE IF PEOPLE EAT DOGS OR CHILDREN GET A RAW DEAL IN THEIR EDUCATION, THE ONLY MEANS THE HAVE FOR SECURING A FUTURE.

  226. Turncoat says:

    KCSE POST- ELECTION MID TERM EXAM – PAPER ONE

    Answer ALL the questions below
    NB. Dubbing/rigging will lead to automatic disqualification

    English
    Question1.
    Give two different meanings of the word rigging (2mks)

    Question 2
    Write an Essay in no more than 200 words on Gitobu Imanyaras visit to State House vividly recalling how the first lady sent him out (20 mks)

    Question 3
    Mary gave birth to a baby boy and named him KIRAKA after making out with a Kikuyu, Kamba and Luo, What is the meaning of this ACRONYM: KIRAKA
    (2mks)

    Mathematics
    Question 1
    With ODM having won 101 parliamentary seats and PNU 45 and ODM-K 16, what is the probability that after tallying ODM got 4.3million votes? (20mks)

    Question 2
    Two boys, one has six oranges and the other one, what is the probability of the boy with one orange sharing it with 8 others (2mks)

    Chemistry
    Question 1
    Using your pipette determine the PH level in orange as compared to that of the banana?
    (2mks)

    Kiswahili
    Question 1
    Watu watatu (ODM ,PNU, ODM-K) walikua kwa mbio. Mtu ule alikua katika nafasi ya pili alimpita ule alikua katika nafasi ya tatu. Mtu wa pili yuko katika nafasi gani? (Alama 2)

    Question 2
    Tunga sentensi tano kwa kutumia ngeli ya ‘Rig’. Kwa mfano: Chama cha PNU kilitumia mbinu ya rigging kushinda uchaguzi bandia. (Alama 2)

    Question 3
    Fupisha sentensi kwa kuondoa maneno ambayo hayatajiki na tumia Kiswahili sanifu
    ‘Na wale ambao wanachoma nyumba ai jameni, bado tutajenga. Natutazidi kujenga wakichoma. Msije mukafikiria kwamba utachoma nyumba ya mtu nawe utaendelea kuishi, hapana. No way. Na yule anayechoma nyumba za watu huyo ni crazy. Na yule anayemwambia mwengine achome jamani hiyo ni crazyness, no haiwezekani’.
    (Alama 10)
    Physics
    Question 1
    Calculate the amount of energy in Kilojoules kJ lost in guarding an empty park with 500 policemen at a temperature of 30degrees centigrade (2mks)

    Question 2
    Calculate the speed of a teargas canister projectile launched somewhere in Kibera at a constant speed of 200miles in 2 seconds use the formula: velocity = distance
    time
    Question 3
    Given the coefficient of friction is 0.09, what is the canisters speed at the base of the incline? (10mks)

    C.R.E
    Question 1
    1. Judas betrayed Jesus as Kalonzo ‘waiver’ betrayed ……………….. (2mks)

  227. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143994258&cid=4&

    Mwai Kibaki will go down in the history books of Kenya as the leader that never was.

    Moi handed a fairly united country to Kibaki after the former presided over genuine democratic electione which saw Kibaki win the presidency with a landslide. And what did Kibaki do?

    Within the next five years of his “leadership”, Kenya is broken up into ethnic groups and the 3.8 million Kenyans who voted for Kibai in 2002 can only watch in dismay as the education of their children is mismanaged and ethnicity becomes the master key that opens all doors.

    Early in 2008, Mr. Kofi Annan, sacrificed his time and comfort to help Kenya regain peace and unity. A document was signed between Kibaki and the rival who had beaten him in the presidential elections, Hon. Raila Odinga.

    The document led to a change in the constitution of Kenya with Hon. Raila Odinga. the Prime Minister being given the duties of co-oridnating and supervising ministries. The constitution is clear and concise on what the PM’s duties are.

    Being the leader that he is not, Mwai Kibaki has allowed his homeboy, the Head of the Civil Service, room in which to attack and try to defeat (or tleast impede) the excercising of his constitutional duties by the PM.

    The idea is not only to make the PM busy on side shows so as to take away his energy and focus of serving Kenyans.

    Francis Muthaura is a man well-known for writting memos. For every thing that Hon. Raila Odinga does or says, Muthaura writes s memo for it immediately. Muthaura’s office must cabinet after cabinet containinh memos and many of which did not see the light of day and did not make it to the press.

    Kenyan children, whose education is being messed up, and who end causing disturbances in their schools escape Muthaura’s notice. He is not aware about the mismanagement of the the education system. He is not aware about fraudulent sale of the Grand Regency hotel.

    But everything that the PM does or says or even if the PM coughs catches Muthaura’s immediate attention and he writes a memo for it. I have personally come to the conclusion that there are two main power engines in Kenya – John Michuki and George Saitoti.

    The two are great friends and both are friends to Nick, the powerful man of a few years ago. Muthaura is serving these two and Muthaura’s main duty is to watch Hon. Raila and issue a memo on a prompt from the trio – John, George, and Nick.

    The trio have not time for Uhuru. And this is where Kibaki again demonstrates that he is the leader that really never was or is. Kalonzo sacrificed his future for Kibaki. Kibaki does not remember what Kalonzo did for him anymore.

    In the end, the KSh. 400,000 that Kalonzo’s wife has wisely accepted will turn out to be the only consolation for the Musyokas. Kibaki is with Moi and both wazees want to see Uhuru become president.

    Moi is no longer in power but he was a leader. Kibaki cannot see that John and George have teamed up and are using Muthura to undermine the constitution of Kenya. At the same time, they are using Kibaki to engage in party and succession politics in a way that is fooling Kibaki.

    Kibaki thinks he is helping Uhuru to take over PNU but the two schemers (I should say three because Nick is also very much involved) but there is no legal way that Uhuru can transplant himself to PNU from Kanu and the trio knows this very well.

    The trio is trying to get Kibaki to use his office to do things for them without really being aware of what he is doing. The trio are trying to reck and disfigure ODM as well. ODM, which should be a closely-knit outfit, considering the heavy price they supporters paid for voicing opposition to the stolen presidency, is now beginning to tear itself apart.

    A rift has been reported to exist betwen the PM and the Agriculture Minister. There is also talk of George offering the Agriculture Minister the presidentail running mate position. Calls have also been made to ODM to abolish its “Pentagon”.

    Abolishing the “Pentagon” is one way of disfiguring ODM and the intention is to make ODM unrecognizable when the next presidential elections are called.

    John is still a very powerful individual and for all practivcal purposes he is the one running the country. Whta he wants is what Kenya gets. Francis Muthaura is his instrument.

    The PM has to watch over his shoulders these two individuals – John and George. They say they were the best friends even during Moi days. They recognize a vacuum in leaderrship and they quickly fill it up.

  228. Maru Kapkatet says:

    ODM IS THE BEST OPTION FOR MR. KALONZO MUSYOKA

    With this:
    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/468122/-/tkccwm/-/index.html

    Kalonzo should see what is there for him in the next presidential election:

    1. Uhuru Kenyatta will be a presidential candidate. He sees Kalonzo as his potential running mate. UHURU WILL NEVER BE KALONZO’S OR ANYONE’S RUNNING MATE

    2. Kalonzo may not even make it as Uhuru’s runing mate. It looks like Mr. William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta may strike a partenership before the next presidentail elections. What was Musa Sirma (a William Ruto protege) doing at Uhuru Kenyatta’s rally?

    If William Ruto decides to abandon the PM and follow Uhuru, then he (William) will be making the same mistake that Mzee Moi made. Mzee thought that he owned the Kalenjin and made decisions based on this erroneous belief.

    William Ruto may be viewed as a hero amongst some Kalenjins in the same way that Uhuru Kenyatta is being viewed as a hero amongst Gema people as both William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta have been named as sponsors of the violence that took place earlier this year. In the end, people will see both of them as associates of killers

    The Kalenjins have suffered so much under Mwai Kibaki. Mass removals from government jobs followed by massacres WILL never escape the thoughts of the Kalenjin people. If William Ruto thinks that he will make the Kalenjin people follow him at the snapping of his fingers, then he is mistaken, very mistaken.

    3. For Kalonzo, the only way he will benefit (and this still is not a guarantee) from the current arrangement is for Kibaki to be incapacitated in a way that he can no longer perform his duties and someone else has to be acting president.

    Otherwise, for Kalonzo, the best option is to re-unite with the PM and be his running mate. Mr. Mudavadi is not proving to be the leader that we though he was. He is too dormant for one who has been Vice President before and experienced Minister, who served in several ministries.

    Mr. Mudavadi also failed to deliver the vote to ODM in the last general elections and there is nothing to show that he is working hard to endear himself to hsi Western province people and to Kenyans in general.

    The best and surest route to the presidency for Mr. Kalozo Musyoka may be ODM and Mr. Raila Odinga. PM Raila and Mr. Kalonzo Musyoka should start talking things over. The original ODM dream and unity should be revived.

    I believe that there should be no room for individuals who have been associated with any form of killings (direc t or indirect) should be allowed to lead people and make decisions for them.

  229. Railkamuodho says:

    Kenyans are the most amazing people on earth. They put their trust on individuals rather than institutions. We can only recycle our old guards. Did you see what Githongo achieved after visiting Kenya? Zero. When people get to government, they have nothing to show for what they do.
    kenyan tribes have been taken for a big ride. The Kalenjin were cheated by politicians that RV would be theirs for keep and others would see red. They were also cheated that they would have their kinsmen return to their old jobs. But as fate would be, they find themselves just as they were ten months ago and things are not getting better. I do not see a new constitutional order nor do I see anything substatial in the lives of our people in the current rate of things. Basic commodities are very expensive and out of reach for the common man.
    Kenyans were made to believe that the Kikuyus are their enemies and that by fighting them, then all things will be good. I wonder what politicians will tell kenyans next time. Moi is still the best voice in kenya whatever his shortcoming and Kalenjin and other Kenyans will regret their last years action.

  230. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Hon. Chris Obure as Minister for Roads is okay. He served as Minister for Finance before and he has a lot of experience that will benefit Kenya and ODM.

    The Mnistry of Public Works goes to one of the Kipsigis MPs is okay. They should not grumble about it. The fact that Mr. Mark Bor was moved from the Ministry of Public Works indicates that a Kipsigis MP will be appointed the Minister for Public Works. My preference is Mr. Isaac Ruto and his experience from USAB will serve him well.

    The PM should agree with Kibaki that ODM should have an Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Franklin Bett should make a good fit. The Ministry of Finance has to accomodate all Kenyans not just one community.

    First and foremost, all ODM MPs must work to strengthen ODM. Cabinet positions mean nothing at this time. What will benefit all Kenyans at the end of the day is the implementation of good policies. ODM is championing as her key policy pillars the idea of equal opportunities for all Kenyans, genuine rule of law, and devolution.

    The Kipsigis people will benefit nothing directly if two Kipsigis MPs are appointed Ministers even if they were appointed as Ministers of Finance and Internal Security (unless of course they plan to do things the Kimunya way).

    The Kipsigis people will only benefit if a facility like KETEPA was within their region. This will mean that all the jobs, including the good jobs, are available to the local people. Do our Kipsigis MPs see and know how painful it is to labour on the Tea farms doing planting, weeding, harvesting , and delivering the product to the factories only for the best part of it – packing and shipping to be handled in a far away place like Thika?

    My hope for fairness lies in ODM and I believe that if ODM is strengthened, it will take over the government and change the way things are done in Kenya so that every Kenyan matters and equal opportunities are availed to all Kenyans. The PM talks about fighting poverty and creating jobs. The same should pre-occupy the Kipsigis MPs minds and indeed all the ODM MPs’ minds.

    It is ODM and not UDM or Kanu that will bring positive chamge to Kenya.

    The first non-Kipsigis or non-Kalenjin person that I first set my eyes on after I was born was a Luo person. The second was a Gusii person. The Kipsigis, Luo, and Gusiis have so much ties that they should not undermine one another.

    Moi was president for 24 years. These Kipsigis leaders who are complaining that they have been short-changed should try and appreciate the sufferings of the Luo people during the Kenyatta and Moi’s rules. If they can get a lion’s share of Cabinet positions let it be so. I am only not happy when I read that some of them are being suspected of corruption.

    I WANT TO THINK OF ODM BEING ABLE TO DELIVER OR MAKE THE GOVERNMENT DELIVER RATHER THAN TALKING OF CABINET POSITIONS. LET ALL KENYANS WHO CARE ABOUT THE GOOD FUTURE OF KENYA STRENGTHEN ODM NOW. ODM IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR ALL KENYANS. IT IS THE ONLY ROUTE FOR MR. WILLIAM RUTO TO BE PRESIDENT OF KENYA ONE DAY.

    Appointing Ministers to NESC does not make sense. The NESC should be there to fill in the gaps and/or bring an alternative view that are missing from Ministers’ policies. Ministers are already busy formulating policies in their own ministries. NESC may vet those policies – augument them, modify them, strengthen them.

    Yes, the PM and the two Deputy Prime Ministers should be on NESC but not Ministers. I propose that the Deputy Prime Ministers take care of all ministries’ interests on NESC with one being responsible for issues of productivity while the other is sresponsible for issues of products.

    The government business can be broadly defined as comprising of Products (Goods) and Productivity (Services) and these are areas that the two Deputy PMs should co-ordinate.

    The wait for good things to come to Kenya may not be too long. ODM, be patient and do not tear your house down or go following other people whom you know very well that a meaningful alliance is not possible with them.

    ODM IS THE WAY – THE ONLY WAY TO GOOD GOVERNANCE IN KENYA.

  231. Maru Kapkatet says:

    A COICIDENCE OR MODUS OPERANDI?

    George Muhoho is MD of Kenya Airports Authority, Ms. Naomi Sidi is DMD. A serious and criminal offence is committed at the JKIA, where mercenaries with guns are allowed free passage to every part of the airport. The crime is discovered and made public. Muthee immediately passes judgement. It is the woman who made George to sin just like in the case of Eve. Ms. Sidi is served with a termination letter.

    In the world of Muthee, there are only two types of documents. Moi’s world was a paperless world. Muthee’s regime has improved on Moi’s way of doing things by transacting business with two types of written communications: termination signed in green ink and memo signed in blue ink.

    Prof. Njuguna Ndungu is Governor of Central Bank of Kenya. Mrs. Mwatela is Deputy Governor. A serious crime is committed at the CBk, where the Grand Regency Hotel is acquired by the Muthaiga Club boys posing as Gaddaffi men. The scandal is discovered and made public. Muthee immediately passes judgement. It is the woman who made Ndungu to sin.

    Mrs. Mwatela is served with a letter (hybrid of memo and termination type). She is removed from CBK and fooled to think that she has been “elevated” while in reality she has been demoted.

    Are these two cases a coincidence or modus operandi of Muthee’s gang?

    John, who is now poised to take over as Finance Minister goes to Mombasa and orders that 700 “unclaimed” vehicles be destroyed. On the face of it, Kenyans may erroneously believe that this is a bold and welcome move from a “great administrator” but there is more to the eye.

    Before the “bold” announcement is made, secret instructions have already been made to all officials from “nyumba”. The instructions are clear: identify those vehicles that belong to our people and move them at night (Remember the APs shipment at night to Nyanza from Nairobi?) to safety. Then those belonging to them especially those where documents show that the owners have names starting with “O” must be destroyed immediately.

    And while Kenyans are busy digesting John’s bold announcement. John is busy doing what he knows best. He is determined to introduce changes to the Ministry of Finance as he did at Provincial Administration and Internal Security.

    For one to be appointed to a senior position, there are only two qualifications that John knows of: (a) You are either our man (Kikuyu, Meru, or Embu) or (b) You are an outsider but are married to our woman. Mrs. Mwatela did not meet any of the qualifications and so she is out.

    While John is busy doing things the way he knows best, Muthee is having a hard time trying to present himself as a good man and improve on those artificially-created 65% popularity ratings. For Muthee, there is no way that he is going to let go of control of the mbeca places. All the money places have to be firmly in the hands of his people. For Muthee, Mrs. Mwatela is a headache as he wants to entice the Coast people to support Uhuru and at the same time make sure that they are denied the top jobs.

    As Muthee follows keenly the proceedings at the Cockar inquiry, he knows that he will have to lose Prof. Ndung’u and if he loses him and Mrs. Mwatela is still at CBK, Kenyans will expect her to be appointed the new Governor. Worried about this, Muthee signs (in green) the letter that was prepared by his Muthaiga Club boys “elevating” Mrs. Mwatela to PS of that Ministry that, in the absence of big shillings that Mrs. Mwatela is used to dealing in, is just a decoration on paper.

    Muthee’s network immedaitely kicks in after Muthee’s announcement and gets to work praising how Muthee, in his wisdom, has noticed the hard work by Mrs. Mwatela and has therefore “elevated” her to PS. While Kenyans are taken for a ride, Muthee does not take hie mind off his pet project.

    There is one thing Muthee cares about most. Muthee’s dream is that by the time he leaves office, he wants to see Equity Bank as having emerged as the largest bank in East and Central Africa, and to become the HSBC bank of Africa or the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China of Africa.

    Muthee has placed his boys strategically in all the money places and with John now in the right place and doing what he does best, Muthee is 99.5% sure that his dream will come true. Make 60% for the government, take 40% to boost the capitalization of Equity Bank and to buy more shares.

    In the meantime, Muthee’s other boys will make sure that all government disbursemenst are made through Equity Bank and all financial agreements are signed at the Grand Regency Hotel, the joined property of Equity Bank and the Muthaiga Club boys.

    Whiel all these are going on, the memo expert, has not allowed this small distraction to lure him away from his sentry post. He is watching and listening and ready to issue his now world-famous memos.

  232. Phil says:

    Why is this blog not being updated, AGENT-4-CHANGE?

    The party recently held a retreat and came up with resolutions. Can we have them either published here or at the official ODM 07 party website?

    We may have ideas to share with you guys UP THERE, especially now that some of your leaders and MPs are fighting to ‘score own goals’ and wreck the party from within.

    AGENT4CHANGE, why are you guys giving up so early into the journey?

    Have you also forgotten that there is a constitutional referendum next year, and that you will once again need us?

    Please take serious heed of reinvigorating the online ODM community.

    Research indicates next to a mobile phone, the next biggest thing is an e-mail address so I need not stress to you the importance of these blogs in politics and business!!!!

  233. tnk says:

    Phil

    Agent4Change has been ineffective for over 5 months, and still refuses to share admin of this forum

  234. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Mwai Kibaki is not showing any leadership at all:

    How can the president of Kenya be stooping so low as to engage in altercations with the Deputy Governor of Central Bank. Moi’s fall began when he ventured into altercations with Prof. Wangari Mathai over Uhuru Park.

    Moi wanted to grab the green spaces of Uhuru Park and turn it into concrete. Prof. Mathai opposed it. Moi shouted at Uhuru Park one day, “Hii mwanamke anataka nini?”. The rest is history. Moi along with his entire legacy tumbled. Today, very few Kenyans want to have anything to do with Moi.

    Kibaki is heading Moi’s way. Kibaki wants to move Mrs. Mwatela out of Central Bank to make it easy for his boys to steal (creating a conducive environement for corruption). Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela, like the great daughter of Kenya that she is and with the same fighting spirit as her sister, Prof. Mathai, has said NO to corruption.

    Mwai Kibaki is being urged on by his Muthaiga Club boys telling him: “Muthee, hii mwanamke anataka nini?”

    The fall of Kibaki will only be hastened by fighting Mrs. Mwatela. Kenyans, believe you me. Mwai Kibaki is one individual that Kenyans will not want to hear of again after he leaves State House. He is practising tribalism and corruption openly. He thinks Kenyans are fools and do not see what is going on.

    Like Moi, Kibaki will be have no friends when he leaves State House and is no longer in a position to bribe.

    Instead of engaging in fights with Kenya’s foremost citizens and patriots, Kibaki should be putting in place good structures to help Kenya enjoy peace and prosperity.

    As I write, Kenya is facing great danger from her own Constitution. If Kibaki was to be incapacitated today, there will be violence in Kenya and many Kenyans will lose their lives.

    The Constitution of Kenya, as it is now, has made mockery of the sanctity of the nation. In Kenya today, if an MP is not appointed to the Cabinet, then he or she starts undermining their party. They do not value the policies of their parties.

    At the Naivasha retreat for ODM recently, there was nno mention of their election platform. Instead of taking time to review how much of their election platform they can implement, they spent days, hours, and minutes arguing about who was left out of the Cabinet. It is a very sad thing for Kenya when leaders put themselves ahead of the people who elected them.

    During the last general elections, Kenya wasted so much money printing election materails because of a plethora of mainly useless political parties. UDM, UDMI. What is it that they offer that a maximum of three political parties cannot offer?

    Kibaki should be working to eliminate or reduce some of the expensive abuses of the democratic process that we have seen in Kenya before. If Kenya is to enjoy true democracy, peace, and prosperity, there should be only THREE political parties in Kenya.

    I call the parties: TAIFA, MADARAKA, JAMHURI and the symbols could be elephant, giraffe, buffalo. These animals are easily recognizable. The value of democracy is not undermined in any way by limiting the number of political parties to 3. A maximum of three parties is also good as it will discourage Kenyans from forming tribal parties and will eventually encourage politicians to join parties based on policies rather than tribal affliations.

    During the general elections, there wil be a maximum of only three presidential candidates, and a maximum of three parliamentray candidates per constituency.

    In parliament, only the three political parties will be funded by the government. If an MP falls out with his party, then the MP could sit as an Independent but Independents should not enjoy any privileges accorded the political parties. Independents canot come together to form the official opposition. The independents are individual units and cannot form a group.

    Any MP who is sitting as an Independent cannot be appointed to the Cabinet and cannot be a member of any parlimentary committee. This will encourage MPs to be loyal to their parties. Ministers and Assistant Ministers can only be appointed from within the ruling party or ruling coalition.

    The procedure for forming a coalition in parliament should be spelled out clearly so that a party does not poach MPs from another party. And while the PM is the leader of the largest party in parliament, he or she will continue to serve as PM even if his/her party loses the majority status when MPs decide to sit as Independents.

    Independents should only apply to Parliament and not general elections. There cannot be an Independent candidate for Parliament. If two parties tie as the largest party in Parliament, then a mechanism should be in place to decide who will be PM and whether or not the two can alternate as PMs.

    If Kenya is to remain united and see growth, the president has to lead from the front and put in place structures that will help the country. Mwai Kibaki is a politician of many years’ experience. What happened in the last general elections should be urging Kibaki to do something for Ken ya.

    It is ridiculous for a leader of Mwai Kibaki’s stature to be fighting a citizen who is only resisting male chauvinism and corruption.

    Mwai Kibaki can help Kenya a ton by providing the leadership required to put the current Constitution in order to serve Kenyans even as they wait for a more comprehensive contsitutional review.

    At the same time, Kibaki should be looking at how the government is operating and taking corrective measures for the government to work smoothly. Mwai Kibaki should be the last person to be hiding behind memos to fight the PM?

    Raila Odinga, Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto, Joe Wanjui, George Muhoho, amongst others are just minute individuals compared to Kenya. The president should not expend his energy fighting for or against these individuals but should rather see what he wants Kenya to be twenty years, 100 years, 200 years, etc from now.

    Yes, Kenya can have an Abraham Lincoln or a Martin Luther King Jr. Yes, Mwai Kibaki can be an Abraham Lincoln for Kenya but spending sleepless nights, biting his lips, and clenchimh his fists at night at Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela is not the way to go.

    The PM is only doing his work, the work specified to him by the Constitution. Kibaki should be teaming up with the PM to ensure that Kenyans are served efficiently and not hiding behind memos to throw punches at the PM.

    There are so many wrong things that we see ev everyday happening in the public service but Francis Muthaura only sees them if those involved are neither Kikuyu, Meru, nor Embu. Why is Francis Muthaura seeing that Mrs. Mwatela is obstructionist and not seeing how challenged the PS for Education is?

    Why is Francis Muthaura seeing the bad in Mrs. Mwatela (if indeed she is obstructionist) but could not see the wrongs Mr. Ndung’u has comitted in Central Bank. Is it only one lerns that is working in his glasses? Ken yans deserve bettet and should not be seeing Kibaki’s team as a cartel of thieves who, like the thieves in the Moi era, will be exposed one day.

    Mwai Kibaki has entered the history books as the third president of Kenya. No one will remember him as having helped Kenya achieve a 10% growth or whether he had Joe Wanjui and George Muhoho as his greatest friends and advisers. Nobody will remember Kibaki for helping his friends amass wealth.

    Instead, Kenyans will remember Kibaki for the genocide-like events that followed the last general elections (which he presided over). But Kenyans will definitely forgive Kibaki for what happened in the last generla elections if he can put in place structures that will help Kenya enjoy peace, unity, and prosperity.

    Today, many of the billionaires that Moi created by allowing them to amass wealth corruptly are ever looking for cover. They are frightened when some stranger recognizes them. They protest loudly when a property or buiness firm is identified with them.

    THE THIEVES OF YESTERDAY ARE TODAY ON THE RUN. THEY ARE RUNNING AWAY FROM THE PROPERTY THEY AMASSED CORRUPTLY.

    It is very sad that Mwai Kibaki is not seeing this and has chosen to fight Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela, who si fighting corruption in Kenya. Let Mrs. Mwatela complete her term in Central Bank. If she was an obstructionist, as it is being alleged by Francis Muthaura,
    then Central Bank would have ground to a halt a long time ago.

    She has served Kenya at Central Bank since 1977 (over 30 years). How is such longevity possible for one who is obstructionist?

    There is nothing of value that John Michuki can tell Kibaki or anyone. Michuki’s image is irredeemable and appointing him the Finance Minister will never undo the crimes he has already committed. He is now determined to clear everyone for his people in the Ministry of Finance.

    “I WILL NEVER FAIL YOU”, he said and obviuously we know who he was addressing.

  235. Turncoat says:

    The blog is on auto pilot. Comparatively even Kibaki is doing a better job with the country. I always thot that this blog was run by a group not an individual.

  236. tnk says:

    hehehe turncoat

    autopilot assumes its operational, the admin part is dead and buried, what is left the helpless flailing of the old faithfuls like us.

    perhaps admin was cashing in on a golden orange opportunity and not the ideals and when the going got tough he hopped off the bus. lets wait and see

  237. Turncoat says:

    oil prices are now at USD 94 and still no respite at the pump prices. The merchant of venice would be lenient compared to these cartels that run this country. A pound of flesh we shall cede not.

  238. Railkamuodho says:

    How about if the passing of Kones and Laboso marked the end of an era including agent4change? Or the guy is sick? Dont judge before you get the information. How about if he is jobless or no longer has a computer or that he never got the job he was looking for? Maybe he can put these rumours to rest if he or she is still alive.
    Now I was amazed by the resilient of two central Kenya groups who now produce their own power. The only other people who do that are “Diguna” in Ongata Rongai. As a missionary agency, they use natural resources to reach out many for Christ.,
    Now, if Kenyans are encouraged to put their hostile animal nature away and prudently work hard, they can do miracles and make Kenya a self-sustaining nation. These groups did not acheive these results becouse of Kibaki. They did that because they resolved to become productive.
    Instead of Kalenjin planinning how to fight other groups, they should be doing something beneficial like this and they will stop being animals into being human beings once more. How can they continue with their hatred and expect to develop?

  239. Turncoat says:

    SOME ONE BETTER TELL THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE MAL ADMIN OF THIS BLOG. GOT HIS NUMBER ?

  240. Maru Kapkatet says:

    IF I WERE MZEE MOI:

    I would not want to go home with my own people holding a grudge against me. I would not want to go into full retirement with Kanu on on the brink of death. If I were Mzee Moi, I would invite William Ruto via email, text messages, phone calls, intermediaries, and even prayers to visit me at my Kabarak home.

    I will slaughter a bull and even for the first time in my entire life, I will allow some “kumik” to be served. I wil invite some of the most influential fellow wazees – men and women. When my visitors have eaten and drunk a little, I will stand up to talk.

    I will tell all that are assembled that I am now an old man, a very old man. I have fought wars and won them but there is one war I have fought long and hard and lost and it is the war I have fought with this young man that is seated next to me today, Samoei.

    I, Mzee Moi, today concede that our Samoei has beaten me and I want to bequeath the leadership of the Kalenjin community on Samoei. Samoei, let me ask you, where were you at the beginning of 1992 and before that? Did I, Mzee Moi, not influence you to get into politics? If I cared for you then and for many years till 2002, why are you abandoning me now?

    I ask you my fellow wazees to preside over this ceremony now and facilitate a change of guard.

    Once the new leader has been crowned, I, Mzee Moi will talk. This is the only request that I make of our new leader. TAKE CARE OF KANU, NEVER LET IT DIE, AND TAKE ON BOARD, GIDEON, MY SON.

    IF I WERE WILLIAM RUTO:

    If Mzee Moi pleads to me, I will listen.

    IF I WERE UHURU KENYATTA:

    I will not waste my time and effort on PNU or Kibaki. I would know better. I would know that PNU will not take me to State House. I would know that Kibaki will not help me get to State House. Kibaki has never taken anyone anywhere, not even himself. Ever since he stepped into politics in 1963, he has never taken himself to a higher office through his own effort. He relied first on Kenyatta, then on Moi to put him to a higher office.

    In 2002, Kibaki relied on Raila Odinga to put him in State House. In 2007, Kibaki relied on John and Augustine to keep him in State House.

    In 2008, Kibaki bungled the issue of getting all the political parties affliated to PNU to merge and form one strong party.

    If I were Uhuru Kenyatta, I will go back to Mzee Moi because he is the one that can help me get to State House. I will go to Moi and say, “Mzee, thank you for everything that you have done for me. Thank you for introducing me to politics. In 2002, we tried and failed but we can still succeed.

    Now, Mzee, I want you to do two things for me: (a) pass on the leadership of the Kalenjins to my brother, Samoei and retire completely from politics – spoken or written. (b) Instead, while you still can travel and walk, I would like you Mzee, to visit all parts of Kalenjin land and review the projects that you initiated and ask the people to take care of those projects. Be there and remind the people of what yo did for them.

    Like you used to do on your way to Kabarak from Nairobi, I would like you, Mzee, to stop at and buy tea in a kiosk or mahindi choma at the roadside and sit under a tree and talk and mingle with the ordinary people – young people and old people.

    If you do this, Mzee, it will not atke long for memories to come back flooding the Kalenjin people’s minds and they will remember the good old days of Kanu and with William now singing the Kanu tune, things will work out for all of us annd for my bid.

    IF I WERE RAILA ODINGA:

    I will be consistent. If I comment on Ms. Lumbasyo’s sacking, I will also comment on Mrs. Mwatela’s demotion. I would know that there is nothing that people hate more than inconsistency in leadership.

    And I would realize that the high ratings from the polls do not mean a nationwide support for me. In fact, I would calculate the rate at which I am losing support from the people who stood by me in the last general elections and realize that I may be counting on my fellow Luos alone come the next elections.

    I would realize that my supporters of 2007 hate nothing more than me doing the biding of John. John comes to the Ministry of Finance and within days, my own supporters are being removed from their posts and I am not protesting.

    I would also not lose sight of the fact that I am a candidate between now and the next general elections and as a candidate there are things I can do and things I cannot do even if I would have liked to do them. And I can only differentiate between the two – those I can do and those I cannot do – if I use the services of a team of informed advisors.

    IF I WERE MUSALIA MUDAVADI:

    I will try to be as visible as possible, knowing that every day counts in the unpredictable world of Kenya politics. I would know that by being dormant and invisible, Kenyans will dismiss me as an alternative leader to Raila. I will feel the pulse of the nation and realize that William Ruto is now the most-talked about, the most-watched, the most-listened to politician in Kenya today apart from Kibaki.

    KENYANS LOVE HEROES. THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL PROVINCE LOVE HEROES.

  241. Pablo says:

    Can we have some sense of decorum in this blog. AGENT4Change where are u? Do something we need to know what is going or else we will make our stand very clear here because our mission have not been finished. Feedback expected pls.

  242. Turncoat says:

    Applaudisez s’il vout plait. The circus that has been the Kriegler Commission. In so many words they have told us nothing. As one commentator said ‘ ita kuwage Mtuhumiwa (Kibaki) aka pewa report ya chanzo cha uwizi wa kura, kama kigezo cha kurebisha maisha za wakenya.’ (i have said this in the language i understand best).

    Commissions of enquiry in Kenya have become the biggest hole in the Kenyan treasury and cause of poverty only comparable to the bubonic plague. I took into a peek into some of them,
    – Ngoroko Commission -Initiated by the president Kenyatta to look into a band of hustlers. To date the Turkana bands reign havoc to their kin and kin with no respite in site.
    – J.M Kariuki Commission – Whose findings recommended that Mbiyu Koinange be investigated, yet Kenyatta refused.
    Moi’s Time
    Njonjo Enquiry – Moi in a his political acrobatics later ‘forgave’ Njonjo (Money had been spent)
    Ouko Enquiry- That promised to live no stone un turned. The only person turning in his grave is Ouko. Biwott ……….well.
    Devil Worship Commission – Whose findings have never been made public to date. (Rail i hear your name is on page 89 of that report- haha just joking).
    Akiwumumi Commission – Kina ntimama, sajjad, mentioned in the reports by suspects interviewed have never been to the docks of a court.
    Kibaki
    A grandmaster of commissions
    – Goldenberg Enquiry – Commissioners were awarded a total of 350M. Yet Pattni the grand architect is still in the comfort of his home.
    Njonjo Land Commison:
    – Artur Margarayan and co. commission- A few months later the president’s own daughter was pictured with the arturs at a lavish hotel.
    – Kreigler Commission – As if we did not already know who stole the election. he says that “it is not possible to say who won the elections”- Euphemism for Kibaki massively rigged the elections.
    – Grand Regency Commission -Grand larceny. Even when we know that the directors of the Libyan company are Kenyans and Kimunya and Njuguna flouted all the rules to bequeath Kenyan property to a few individuals.
    Ouko Commission – Bundled by the Gor Sungu i would say, yet no suspects have been arrested.
    – Commission to look into unrest of prison warders – Even thoh the one that Moody awori made is gathering dust.

    Most of the findings of these commissions are never shared with the public and even if they are none is implemented.
    Probably the post election violence would not have been.
    These commisions have also been avenues to reward friends and relatives. Marsden Madoka, njonjo, Sungu, et al.
    My question is that is that we all know that these commisions cost alot why should the hard working Kenyans pay for them ?
    An act of parliament should be passed banning these commisions.
    SEPARATE THE JUDICIARY FROM THE EXECUTIVE
    AND STRENGTHEN OUR COURTS TO DEAL WITH THE CRIMINALS.

  243. Turncoat says:

    Rumour has it that the agent 4 change has gone to look for a job on the OBAMA blog.

  244. Turncoat says:

    The dollar is falling. U.S is in the worse economic crises since the 1930’s, the central banks of Europe and Amreica’s are injection billions of Dollars to salvage this situation. YET AT HOME THE DOLLAR CONTINUES TO RISE AGAINST THE SHILLING.
    Is this not the slavish mentality of the MASTER sneezing and the SERVANT catching a cold. Surely can’t the central bank do something to stave the plumetting of the shilling and reduce inflationary condtions.
    Why can we switch our dealings to Euro which is a more stable unit. Over to you Mwatela……….Oh……Harvard Educated.Njuguna

  245. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.eastandard.net/mag/InsidePage.php?id=1143995361&cid=499&

    Why did the PM not say anything about Mrs. Mwatela’s forced exit from Central Bank?

    The PM should be consistent if Kenyans are going to have faith in his leadership.

    The PM must put in place rules of engagement otherwise the Kibaki men are going to set him up in the many scandals that Kenya is going to experience. As Kibaki’s time to exit draws near, his men will loot with abandon and have the PM trying to defend the undefendable.

    One rule of engagement that the PM must institute immediately is that he can only accept to be involved in a case where a senior public employee is removed from their position if and only if the case is brought to him at least three months before any action is taken against that civil servant.

    The PM should also make it clear that he can only agree to the removal of the public employee if written warnings to reform have been ignored by the public employee. The PM should be familiar with a case before he accepts to be part of it.

    The only way the PM can be fair to both the government and hence the people of Kenya and the offending public servant is through conducting separate investigations using third parties. The PM enjoys access to the intelligence community of Kenya if he positions himself right as he should.

    It is in the best interest of the people of Kenya that both Kibaki and the PM have access to the same intelligence that NSIS gathers. If the PM is left out of this intelligence, he will be failing a huge section of the Kenyan population.

    Some Cabinet members from PNU are brutal and may already be working to decide the outcome of the next general, and particularly the presidential, elections. I watch the PM and he seems to be unaware of this enormous danger and the real intent of some actions that the government carries out.

    To see how violent some of the PNU Cabinet Ministers are, watch this language: “destroy immediately” , “bite like a sanke”, “we do not need a referee (mediator)”.

    Should a Senior Cabinet Minister be allowed to use violent language when the government regulation clearly states that written communication must be made to individuals warning them that should they not clear their goods from the port, the government will confiscate and auction them.

    I shudder at the violent language used by this senior Cabinet Minister and worry over the future of Kenya when he continues to make new violent statements hot on the heels of his other violent statements or actions that we witnessed in the recent past and these include:

    a) the razing to the ground of churches, schools, homes, and granaries under direction from the same violent Cabinet Minister

    b) telling Kenyans that the government will bite like a rattled snake after the Standard newspapers property was destroyed violently and employees tormented at gun point

    c) telling the world that Kenya do not need a referee (the mediation of Kofi Annan) at a time when Kenyans were dying and the whole country was plunged in deadly violence. Was he implying that the gun will do the talking?

    d) the brutal removal of Mrs. Mwatela as Deputy Governor of Central Bank and violently disregarding government rules and regulations that should have been followed.

    DR. KOFI ANNAN SAID IT RIGHT. UNLESS KENYANS TAKE CORREC TIVE MEASURES NOW AND OPPOSE VIOLENT LANGUAGE FROM CABINET MINISTERS, THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTIONS AND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, THE TIMING OF WHICH WE DO NOT KNOW, WILL BE AS DEADLY AS THOSE OF 2007.

    The PM says the coaltion government is working. Yes, it may be working but in whose favour? I have been reminded now and again that the Kibaki people have agreed on their method of operation.

    They have decided to lavish the PM with the trappings of power and they are agreed that Mr. Raila will be blinded by them. At the same time, they have decided to curtail the PM whenever he does or says something that may help solidify his own standing amongst Kenyans.

    They say, and I am sorry to repeat this here, that a Luo man is so easily blinded by trappings of power that you can literally start removing earth from where he is standing and he cannot notice it until the moment he falls into the hole you have created.

    Kenyans, I am seeing scheme of things unfold? The PM cannot claim to be a stranger to the workings of Kibaki’s men. A good number of them are very nasty and have no regard for the rule of law.

    Unless the PM publishes his own rules of engagement (with regard to removal of government employees and decisions affecting other Kenyans such as clearing of goods from the port) to safeguard his own integrity, ODM supporters will abandon him come the next elections.

  246. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143995444&cid=4&

    Why is Mr. William Ruto not getting involved in the Sotik and Bomet byelections?

    ODM has to remain strong if Mr. William Ruto is to have a good vehicle for his own presifdential bid in future.

    The election of a UDM or Kanu candidate in either Bomet or Sotik will be a huge victory for the brutal John Michuki and huge loss for the Mau Forest residents who are facing eviction. It is only the PM, Hon. Raila Odinga, who can pursue and successfully conclude a fair solution to the Mau Forest issue.

    It is clear that Sitienei is a de-facto Kanu candidate and Moi and Uhuru will celebrate if this former ADC is elected the MP of Sotik. John Koech campaigning for Mr. Sitienei helps to affirm suspicions that he, Koech, is still working for Michuki.

  247. Turncoat says:

    The Kenyan Commision of Human Rights has come out strongly condemning the extra-judicial killings of the Mungiki a and other suspects. How very sad. It goes to show that many(including the police) now lack faith with the judicial system.
    Without dwelling in this too much, it is right to note that many of these police officers resort to such measures since they also fear retaliatory massacres.
    My bone – with the “rightful” commision though. Have they also noticed that there are other human rights violated. For example forced recruitment by the quasi-militia groups, rapes, robbery with violence, stripping of trousers, extortion of business such as shops and matatus, hired assassins ……..Are the human rights of criminals or otherwise any different from the rest. My feeling is that these lawyers at the righteous commision (None of them doing any pro-bono work) lament more ……….loss of business from would be clients. And from time to time they compile a thick
    ‘cut and paste report’ and stand before flashing journalists and declare that they have found something new……….with such words as securitinisation of ur scrutiny or scrutinisation of our security.

  248. tnk says:

    http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/Local/ODM-walkover-in-by-elections.html

    this is a happy conclusion to this thread which started with the demise of two ODM leaders

    the voter maturity in these two constituencies should send a clear message to those trying to rock the boat from within ODM.

    there may have been a lot of dissapointment and hard decisions made, but all these have been made in the best interests of kenyans at large.

    kudos to voters in these constituencies.

    once again we appeal to ODM leadership to take charge and steer the ship. we still have a long way to go and do not need to be sidetracked.

  249. Maru Kapkatet says:

    CONGRATULATIONS MRS. KONES AND MS. LABOSO ON YOUR HUGE WINS.

    AND MHESHIMIWA ISAAC RUTO, PLEASE REJOIN THE ODM TEAM. THERE IS A LOT THAT THE KIPSIGIS PEOPLE (AND INDEED THAT THE ENTIRE PEOPLE OF KENYA) WILL GAIN IF ODM WORKS AS A TEAM UNDER THE ABLE LEADERSHIP OF HON. RAILA ODINGA.

    MR. ISAAC RUTO, WORK WITH THE PM AND WITH HON. WILLIAM RUTO. THE MAU ISSUE IS RESOLVABLE IF YOU, MR. ISAAC RUTO, DO YOUR PART AS PART OF THE SOLUTION-SEEKING TEAM RATHER THAN AS A DETRACTOR AND DISTRACTOR.

    AND PM RAILA AND HON. WILLIAM RUTO, YOU HAVE A DUTY TO EMBRACE MR. ISAAC RUTO AND GET HIM BACK TO REJOIN THE ODM FAMILY.

  250. turncoat says:

    Somali Hijackers take away 30 Kenyan Battle Tanks.- Ha…Give it two months and look for them at Eastleigh.

  251. tnk says:

    turncoat

    interesting isn’t it. our highest level of security cannot even take care of its own vital property (arms) so how good exactly is our security, how safe are we really?

  252. tnk says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/-/1064/475316/-/ywtvjcz/-/index.html

    this man is trying to have his cake and eat it as well

    the truth is the political parties bill make it quite clear, you cannot support another party and claim to be in another. he needs to declare his party and subscribe to its policies or find another.

    we need some basic honesty. he just needs admit he read the people wrong

  253. Maru Kapkatet says:

    The problem that I am seeing and that will derail PM Raila’s delivery of service to Kenyans is his daily workload. It is a fact that Kenyans are now looking up to Prime Minister Raila to provide leadership on almost all issues that affect them.

    As months race by, Kibaki will increasingly become irrelevant as rhe Kenyan leader. I would like to suggest to the PM that as his workload mounts, he needs to set aisde one day every week for a quiet moment for himself. On such a day, the PM will not entertain any visitors, will review the major issues that he needs to make a decision on, and go over his advisors’ inputs.

    I would also like the PM to recognize the contribution of women to ODM in particular and to Kenya as a whole. While many Kenyan men executives are prowling the corridors of government offices, prying into government documents and records, and surveying government property looking for something to devour in their insatiable greed, many Kenyan women are toiling to build a better tomorrow for the people of Kenya.

    The Cabinet is already bloated and dominated by men. I ask the PM to meet with Kibaki and demand (the PM has to demand because Kibaki can agree to something only for it to be overturned by the Muthaiga Club) more assistant-ministerial positions for women.

    There has to be a woman assistant minister in charge of food security in the Ministry of Agriculture. There has to be a woman assistant minister in the Ministry of Finance. It is an unfair and unwise move for the ODM leadership to leave the experienced Prof. Kamar out of the Cabinet. She is a woman. She has the educationa and the practical experience that enables her to take up any responsibilities.

    Prof. Kamar’s quialifications are sufficient to override any other considerations that may militate against her being appointed to the Cabinet.

    And there is another million dollar question that I have never been able to find an answer to. What plausible reason can a developing country give for not reaping the maximum benefits from their only Nobel Laureate – and one who also happens to be a woman that the world listens to when she talks?

    The PM has to show patriotic wisdom and get the Kenyan women who have distingiuished themselves in leadership to serve. The PM should meet with Kibaki and convince him that Kenya needs and demands that:

    1. Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela should be appinted the Chair of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commmission

    2. Prof. Wangari Mathai be appointed to head a commission, authority, tribunal, or task force that she will help create. Prof. Mathai will be given a “blank cheque” to create the body and recruit the required members and that the commission/authority/tribunal/task force will be called the “Kenya Environmental, Food, and Medical Drugs Authority.

    This new body will be responsible for reviewing all:

    a) Environmental issues including laws, rules and regulations. They will also decide whether the Kenya Bureau of Standards is the right body to deal with environmental standards or whether a new environmental standards agency should be created to work with the Kenya Meteorological Department and NEMA.

    Alternatively, they will look at whether to combine NEMA and the Kenya Meteorological Department under a new environmental body to be called Kenya Environemental Services and Protection Authority. Such an authority will also deal with drinking water safety and will establish standards for water wells, boreholes, and siting of pit latrines.

    b) Food security (availability and affordability) measures and will also study the emerging genetically-modified foods and decide on what standardas need to be put in place, food inspections and safety measures. Kenya does not have to wait for others to ban food imports from China before they take their own action. Kenyans will be at an enormous risk if Chinese manufactures resort to market-specific manufacturing.

    They may start manufacturing some goods (including food) for the African market at lower standards while manufacturing, at higher and more rigid standards, goods for the developed countries. Who will be there to test for Africa – SGS? Kenya should lead the way and have food and drug testing facilities and standards in place.

    c) Medical drugs inspection and standards. I have watched many documentaries on fake malarial drugs and yet I have not heard the Minister for Medical Services, Prof. Anyang Nyongo comment on it even once. I do not blame the Minister. He has his hands full with many pressing medical issues.

    Prof. Wangari Mathai’s new admninistration will fill in big time. The Kenya government’s Chief Chemist is required to do everything, including determining whether or not gold exported by Paul of Goldenburg are genuine or not. They also test firearms, ammunition, and gun residue. In fact anything that deals with some chemistry issue can only be handled in Kenya by the Chief Chemist.

    Is this fair? How can the Chief Chemist be professional if they are overwhelmed by a world of things to do. Let Prof. Wangari Mathai and her team of professionals deal with this issue and determine what other testing agencies need to be created.

    If soil samples need to be tested, who can do it and do they have the facilities? If air quality is to be tested, who can do it? If fake malarial drugs are imported into Kenya, who can test them and protect the people of Kenya?

    Let Prof. Wangari Mathai give us leadership on all these?

    3) The PM should demand that Kibaki appoint Mr. John Githongo as the new Head of the Civil Service. He is women-friendly. When Mr. Githongo left Transparency International (Kenya), he handed over its leadership to Ms. Atieno.

    The most dehumanizing, humiliating, and disgusting thing about Francis Muthaura is that he obviously has a low opinion about women. I have been watching his actions and have come to this rightful conclusion about the way he treats women.

    There was the case of the former Head of Civil Service having to retrieve her severance package from her yard (near the gate) after it was deliveredin this slave or leprosy-era fashion. Remember in those days, they had to put food on along stick and deliver it to the slave or leprosy-stricken individual?

    Then there was the case of Ms. NaomiSidi who was sacked for being a woman and doing what she was told to do and leaving the mastermind of the mercenaries scare continue to serve. It is my prayer that one day, when we have President Raila, the whole truth of who the Artur brothers really were, who brought them into Kenya, and all that they did and what they were paid and who paid them will come out and Ms. Sidi will be vindicated.

    Then there only men PSs being given contract extensions while the women PSs were shown the door. May I ask if there is any woman over 55 years serving in Kenya today, is there?

    If Kenyans have forgotten all the above, there is no problem. The memory of how Ms. Jacinta Mwatela was brutally-removed from CentralBank should be still fresh in the minds of Kenyans.

    Let me jog their memory. Ms. Jacinta Mwatela was at her Central Bank desk going about her duties of serving Kenya when she received a letter from Francis Muthaura. The letter was followed by a phone call from Muthaura informing Ms. Mwatela that her dedication to the service of her country has not gone unnoticed and that she has now been given the added duties of serving as PS in the Ministry of Northern Kenya.

    To Mr. Muthaura’s dismay, Ms. Mwatela wanted to know how she can be both Deputy Governor of Central Bank and be PS at the same time. Muthaura had not expected Ms. Mwatela, being a woman, to be intelligent enough to see through the trick.

    When Muthaura and his team (a group of cowards who hide from public view but are busy clogging the wheels of progress) realized that Ms. Mwatela was intelligentg, they resorted to brutality. They changed locks in her office. She could not get to the office in time as her car was delayed in a traffic jam.

    ARE SUCH DIRTY TRICKS NECESSARY ESPECIALLY WITH OUR MOTHERS, WIVES, AND SISTERS? GIVE THE WOMEN OF KENYA EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE KENYA. APPOINT MORE WOMEN TO THE CABINET. THE CABINET IS BLOATED ALREADY. ADDING FOUR NEW WOMEN TO THE CABINET (AS MINISTERS OR ASSISTANT MINISTERS) WILL NOT BE MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT EXPENSES.

  254. Railkamuodho says:

    Someone in this blogg is so obsessed with forming commissions and creating jobs for people that you wonder whether his is sober. Go to work men!

  255. Railkamuodho says:

    TNK,
    I do not know how weapons are shipped to Kenya. I read in the American newspaper how some security details sent some missiles mistaking it to be something else to Japan. Of course the top guys were fired. I do not know whether the ship bringing the weapons to Kenya is under the sellers security or whether actually the weapons were destined for Kenya. Maybe you can update us on this.

  256. Railkamuodho says:

    Let me advice ODM. The recent comments that Raila will run for president, Mudavadi the VP and Rutoh the PM will see this party lose support from other parts of Kenya Remember that the three tribes represent the western alliance and three provinces. I suggest that the VP position be given to cost province. Remember that people are becoming enlighened and will not take promises any more. Maybe Balala will be promised DPM which is nothing.
    Anyone who wants to get the shot at the presidency will have to show pwani that he/he cares. While Raila is popular, I know that we need a leader who can cut across the nation. That is why we need a comprehensive constitutional review that will give us a credible election body so that if Odinga loses, he will do so fairly.
    Martha Karua is the one to shake things up in 2012 by nominating a runing mate from Pwani and a PM from Luhyaland.

  257. tnk says:

    railka

    of course the freight goods are sellers property till delivered. but the nature of these goods demand some tacit involvement. you cannot expect a military unit to stand still otherwise what exactly does it imply in the long run? all the bad guys have to do is say block any arms shipment to those guys they’ll never try to come for them. can you imagine any developed country arms being hijacked and they do not respond with military force?

    these are not bags of maize flour, its weapons that can land in the wrong hands across and near our borders and cause us much anguish, we have a right to follow up and ensure they do not land in the wrong hands.

    one thing i dont get is why neither the Saitoti or Kibaki are issuing statements on this fairly significant matter and leaving it to Mutua.

  258. Maru Kapkatet says:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/476614/-/tkwm32/-/index.html

    THIS IS YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE NATION OF KENYA BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY LACK OF LEADERSHIP FROM KIBAKI.

    KENYANS DIED AND NO ONE CARES. KIBAKI IS ALLOWING KIVUITU AND HIS TEAM TO HOLD KENYA HOSTAGE. KENYANS WANT TO MOVE ON AND TURN A NEW PAGE. IN 1982, MOI DISBANDED THE KENYA AIR FORCE AND RENAMED IT. AT LEAST THAT HELPED KENYA PUSH THE COUP ATTEMPT TO HE BACK OF THEIR MINDS AND MOVE ON.

    DISBAND THE ECK AND FORM A NEW ONE WITH A NEW NAME AS RECOMENDED BY KRIEGLER. CALL THE NEW BODY ELECTIONS KENYA WITH THE HEAD BEING RFEFERRED TO AS THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICE AND HIS MEMBERS AS ELECTORAL OFFICERS.

    HUMDREDS OF KENYANS DIED, MWAI KIBAKI. COULD YOU, KIVUITU, AND HIS TEAM SHOW SOME FEELINGS FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE DECEASED?

    WETANGULA CAN GO TO UHURU PARK AND BARK ALL SORT OF OBSCENOTIES AGAINST THE USA, UK, AND EU AMBASSODORS BUT IN THE END HE SHOULD REALIZE THAT YES THEY WILL BAR WHOEVER THEY DO NOT WANT IN THEIR COUNTRIES AND WETANGULA CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT IT.

    NO COMMISSION WILL CHANGE THE FACT THAT THE ECK AND KIBAKI STOLE THE PRESIDENCY IN 2007. KRIEGLER PASSED HIS JUDGEMENT AND WHICH I THINK CONCLUDED THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF 2007 FIASCO.

    KRIEGLER MADE TWO IMPORTANT CONCLUSIONS: (a) THAT KIBAKI FAILED TO GIVE KENYANS A CREDIBLE ELECTION IN 2007. MOI HAD PRESIDED OVER OPEN, FAIR, AND GENUINELY-DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS IN 2002 BUT KIBAKI FAILED TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP THAT WOULD HAVE ENABLED KENYANS TO ENJOY THE SAME CREDIBLE ELECTIONS AS MOI HAD GIVEN KENYANS IN 2002 (b) THE ECK FAILED TO PROVIDE AND MANAGE CREDIBLE ELECTIONS IN 2007 AND THAT THEY SHOULD DO THE MOST HONOURABLE THING AND RESIGN.

    WHY CAN’T “PASTOR” KIVUITHU DO THE HONOURABLE THING AND QUIT?

    KALONZO IS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELFARE OF HIS BROTHER, KIVUITHU, AND HAVE NO FEELINGS WHATSOEVER FOR THE BEREAVED KENYANS WHO LOST THEIR LOVED ONES BECAUSE THE MAN PRETENDING TO BE PRESIDENT OF KENYA HAS NEVER LEARNED WHAT BEING THE LEADER MEANS – MAKING THE DECISIONS AND LEADING FOR THE WELL BEING OF THE MAJORITY.

    IT IS MY PRAYER THAT KENYANS DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN THIS VACCUUM FOR LONG.

    THERE WAS A REUNION OF THE MUGABES IN NEW YORK RECENTLY. COULD THIS BE THE REASON WHY KIBAKI IS HARDENING HIS POSITION?

  259. Turncoat says:

    just remininscing on the good old days when we had the AGENT for CHANGE the moderator. Then i looked up the defination of agent in the dictionary. ……..acting on behalf of principle …………for consideration/kind/cash.

    Which means that he or she can still be an agent for Change in whatever party he/she chooses to be. Mercenary……………..?????????????
    read as “URGENT FOR CHANGE” (SMALL DENOMINATIONS OF CURRENCY)

    And there i was thinking that i had the best name on the blog. the ultimate TURNCOAT HAS TO BE THE AGENT FOR CHANGE. you see he does it for a fee.

  260. Turncoat says:

    TAKING LEAVE – YOU CAN REACH ME ON KENYATURNCOAT@GMAIL.COM

  261. Railkamuodho says:

    Sambu should also include in his bill the fact that all MPs are in the house illegally because they were declared winners by the same ECK. The cleaning should be wholesale and not partial. Kibaki is not the problem. The whole system is rotten and needs a clear sweep. Sambu should do the honorouble thing and resign. And by the way, this guy is a failure in all places he has been (KFF, KPLC etc) except in his corrupt business practices. He is among the few rich Kenyans who have benefitted from corrupt wealth.

  262. Railkamuodho says:

    If ECK is rotten and they were corrupt, all MPS are in the august house illegally and should do the honorable thing and resign. We should then have a transitional government that will organize for a new constitution and a new election. Such a body should be made up of non politicians both nationals and internationals.

  263. Maru Kapkatet says:

    THE WAKI REPORT SHOULD NOT BE ACCEPTABLE AS IS. IT IS OUT OF CONTEXT. WHY DID THE KALENJINS NOT TURN AGAINST KIKUYUS IN 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007?

    Justice Waki’s findings are out of context. Justice Waki’s chosen areas fpr emphsis are biased. Before Justice Waki was appointed to inquire into the election violence, I pleaded with Hon. Raila Odinga and ODM to insist on the investigatons being based on “Electoral Fraud and Its Aftermath” rather than “Post-Election Vioence”.

    The route that was taken has put everything out of context and made the entire Kalenjin people look like they were the authors of the violence. This is unacceptable and justice can only be done if the investigations are carried out on what happened between the announcement of the referendum poll results in 2005 and February 2008.

    The entire period has to be investigated if a just verdict has to be reached. The investigators have to be impartial and comprise representatives from Kalenjins, Luos, Luyhas, and Maasai. The thing that makes Justice Waki’s report suspect is that he relied on the intelligence and security personnel and these are made up of almost 90% of one ethnic group.

    Unless the PM and President Kibaki insist on a route that will bring the true picture of what happened between 2005 and 2007, the Waki thing will end up being an unfair bashing of Kalenjins.

    I fear that Hon. Raila Odinga is being pushed around to the extent that he has abandoned his supporters. I suspect that he is being told to agree to this and that so that they will support him in the next presidential elections.

    If this is true, then Mr. Raila Odinga does not deserve support for leadership from Kalenjins. He has to do what is right for all Kenyans. To date, the Kipsigis people do not have a representation in the Cabinet.

    Mr. Kibaki may have convinced Mr. Raila to wait for the Majid Cockar report on Kimunya before a Cabinet Minister is appointed for the Kipsigis. If this is true, Raila loses my respect and support.

    The Kipsigis lost a Cabinet Minister, who is now being condemned even in death in the Waki report and by sections of the media. To date, I am convinced that the deaths of Hons. Kones and Laboso arose out of foul play. If one reads the Waki report, there is evidence that a motive for eliminating Hon. Kones existed.

    The Kipsigis people had nothing to do with Kimunya’s scandal. They have already elected MPs to replace the departed MPs. Why should the Kipsigis miss a representative on the Cabinet table for the sake of Kimunya? Important decisions are being made by the Cabinet and Raila is content to have a Kipsigis-less Cabinet?

    I fought to have the Waki commission constitued as “Electoral Fraud and Its Aftermath” or even “Electoral Dispute and Its Aftermath” so that fair and just facts can be reached at. I saw the danger that “Post-Election Violence” inquiry posed. Now we are seeing a report that highlights things out of context and diminishes the events that led up to the violence.

    The Waki report is out of context. The Kriegler report has been attacked as shallow but for PNU, they are getting what they want. Inch by inch, they are saying that the PNU were the victims. Inch by inch, they are beginning to give life to the conclusion that ODM’s campaigns were nothing but incitements. Raila is watching as all these unfold. It is like chopping a large tree “mugumo” with an axe one hit at a time.

    The Kibaki government appears to have discovered that some Kamba people can do for you exactly what you want. If this inquiry was in a country where a genuine rule of law exists, it will be fair game to question the choice of Justice Waki to lead the inquiry when men from his ethnic group have already shown bias for the Kibaki government.

    Mr. Kalonzo Musyoka, Mr. Kivuithu, the Government Spokesman, the Chief of General Staff, are but a few examples of Kamba personalities who have not acted professionally.

    I respected Justice Waki while he was carrying out his investigations in the belief that while he was doing his work he would often be reminded that he was also a victim of injustice when Judges were accused and condemned without a hearing. During his tribunal hearings, Mr. Waki was often crying for justice. What has happened, Justice Waki?

    I am convinced that, of the 10 individuals who Justice Waki would like to see tried by a special tribunal, John Michuki’s name is missing. The Kenyan government and Kenyan leaders cannot fool themselves and the world that John Michuki had nothing to do with the election violence. HE IS THE AUTHOR, THE ALPHA AND OMEGA OF IT.

    If John Michuki’s name does not feature prominetly in Justice Waki’s report (and I have not had time to read it all. In what I have read so far, there is no mention of John Michuki), then the Waki report is defective.

    Justice Waki is a learned legal mind but he is not a psychologist. First of all, Justice Waki reports that the “vioolence started spontaneously”. Agreed. Justice Waki should then have devoted half of his inquiry into what sparked the spontaneous violence. If he had done so, he would have been suprised that John Michuki’s name would have featured prominently.

    Then Justice Waki went on to name his 10 personalities and the media have indentified them as including six Cabinet Ministers. What annoys me is that the media have gone to a great length just stopping a few inches short of naming the Kalenjins in the list of ten but have completely covered up and protected those from Kibaki’s ethnic group.

    If the report that the Kenya Human Rights Commission published recently is anything to go by, then it is conceivable to conclude that Mr. Ruto and Ms. Kosgey are in the list. Are they? If they are, the Kenya government should invite Scotland Yard to investigate. An international tribunal that will rely on investigations to be done by Kibaki’s men is useless and no fair.

    CALL IN SCOTLAND YARD TO INVESTIGATE RUTO AND KOSGEY. IT IS A MORE ACCEPTABLE OPTION THAN AN INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL MADE UP OF KRIEGLERS.

    Justice Waki’s report is contradictory because on the one hand it states that the vioence started spontaneously and on the other hand he names some personalities who we all know were fighting Kivuithu in Nairobi as having been the masterminds of the violence. How can this be, Justice Waki? These individuals are mere human beings. They are not omnipotent. They are not capable of being omnipresent.

    The election violence was a culmination of something. What was it a culmination of? We cannot accept childish reports that the way ODM campaigned caused violence.

    I would have expected Justice Waki to list the night trips by the Administration Police to rig elections as having put people on edge. Evidence of this was published in the media. The government did not deny it. Psychologists will be needed to shed light on the extent to which the APs trips contributed to election violence.

    JUSTICE WAKI, YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT. YOU SHOULD HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT EXPERT VIEW BE SOUGHT ON THIS. YOU MINIMIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE APs EXCURSIONS AND RUSHED TO DEMONIZE THE KALENJINS.

    Another incident was the cartoon showing an image of Raila shooting Moi. Justice Waki mentioned some of these in passing while he was heavy-handed in condemning the people of Rift Valley – the Kalenjins and the Maasai.

    HOW MUCH ANGER DID THE CARTOON CAUSE AMONGST RESIDENTS OF RIFT VALLEY AN ELSEWHERE? Justice Waki diminished this and rushed to demonize the Kalenjins.

    JUSTICE WAKI DID NOT HAVE ANY SITTINGS IN KIRINYAGA, MERU, NYERI, KIAMBU. HE DID NOT EXPLAIN IN THE REPORT HOW THESE MISSED SITTINGS SKEWED HIS REPORT.

    THIS SHOWS THAT JUSTICE WAKI WENT INTO THE INQUIRY WITH A PREJUDICED MIND AGAINST KALENJINS.

    Justice Waki mentioned that a politician from Rift Valley referred to Kikuyus as “madoa doa”. Justice Waki never mentioned that the Kalenjins are referred to as “pumbavu” by Kikuyu leaders and even ordinary people. Justice Waki failed to mention that Kibaki himself used the word ‘pumbavu” in Eldoret.

    It is my hope that Dr. Kofi Annan will receive the Waki report and the list of ten and keep them safely in his office in Switzerland and wait until Kenyan top legal minds have studied the Waki report and dissected it to determine its value.

    The report is impressive in terms of size – over 500 pages but I think that it is very defective. I am sure that there are zillions of contradictions in the report that reduce its legal worth.

    I hope Dr. Kofi Annan will not just accept the list of ten from Justice Waki but will request him (the Judge) to write the names on a piece of paper. Dr. Annan will use the piece of paper to corroborate the accuracy of the list.

    I remind Dr. Kofi Annan that in Kenya, documents get swopped. It happens in Courts of Law as happened during the hearing of the Grand Regency Hotel case. The document that he will receive from Justice Waki may not be the original one.

    In the meantime, I ask PM Raila Odinga to provide leadership. He should not allow himself to be bribed by being promised support that in the end will only be a mirage. If the PM does his business according to the law, he will be okay.

    I request President Kibaki to provide leadership that will unite and heal Kenya. Skewed justice is not acceptable in Kenya and anywhere else.

    As for the Waki report, I have this final word to say. At one time, Justice Waki was crying for justice. He was crying because he was accused withoout being heard. Today, justice Waki is on the other end dishing out injustice. These past two or so years appear to have erased everything that happened to him in 2003 from from his memory.

    I REMIND JUSTICE WAKI THAT HE IS A MAN OF AUTHORITY. I AM A NOBODY. I CAN TODAY SUBMIT A LIST OF KENYANS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CROMINAL COURT ACCUSING THEM OF GENOCIDE. MY LIST WILL NOT HAVE ANY WEIGHT. JUSTICE WAKI’S LIST HAS A LOT OF WEIGHT. HIS LIST HAS TO BE IMPARTIAL AND CREDIBLE.

    To be fair, Justice Waki can only have the confidence to publish and disseminate a list when he has a water-tight case. Do you have a water-tight case, Justice Waki? I doubt it. You relied on investigations by security men who have an interest in the case.

    The facts that you have and I suspect that they are biased and erroneous, Justice Waki, were presented to you by people who have an interest in the case.

    Under scrutiny, the Waki report may fall apart. Talking of bias, I wish Justice Bosire had been the one doing the investigations. I trust his judgement and impartiality.

    AND KOFI ANNAN, DO NOT DO ANYTING WITH THE WAKI REPORT UNTIL YOU HAVE THE EVIDENCE THAT IT IS FAIR AND FACTUAL BY KENYAN LEGAL EXPERTS. UNLESS EVERYTHING IS PUT IN PROPER CONTEXT, THE VOLUMINOUS REPORT BY WAKI SHOULD NOT BE USABLE.

  264. tnk says:

    Maru

    Am afraid you are not being objective about this.

    The Waki report is a comprehensive tabulation of all the atrocities and heinous crimes committed against humanity in Kenya in the period leading to and after the general elections of 2007. THe report has made a creditworthy effort to list all crimes whether reported, amplified or deliberately purged/omitted from records, trivial or gross have been put forward. In terms of genesis or plausible causes leading to these tragic events have very clearly been outlined in the land, socio-economic and political issues dating as far back independence.

    Notwithstanding the fact that some of these atrocities may have in a weird and tragic irony helped restore “peace” or restored “democracy” they still remain atrocities and crimes against humanity.

    the next step which is quite clear is that the perpetrators which includes the foot soldiers as well as financiers and masterminds and all those mentioned adversely need to present or explain their actions to the appointed authority who will then look at the mitigating factors and determine the appropriate action on how the loss of lives, maiming and traumatization of survivors and national reconciliation can best be resolved and justice done. If this includes trying of senior cabinet and even the president, vice and PM then so be it.

    in all this i say that justice must be meted out equally to all perpetrators and there should be no room for selective justice.

  265. Maru Kapkatet says:

    SHORTCOMINGS IN WAKI INVESTIGATIONS AND REPORT:

    1. President Moi led Kenya for 24 years, Mzee Kenyatta had led Kenya before him for 15 years since Kenya gained her independence. At no time in the history of Kenya have we witnessed the government burning homes, churches, and schools.

    John Michuki was the Minister in charge when the government of President Kibaki showed Kenyans how to settle disputes – use arson and brutality by burning homes, schools, and churches of Kalenjins in Mau Forest.

    This sad episode perpetrated by the government of Kibaki hardened the Kalenjins resentment of the his government and surely contributed to the post-election violence.

    Justice Waki did not mention this and neither did he censor or call for investigations of the Kibaki government’s brutality in Mau Forest and in particular call for the investigation and prosecution of John Michuki.

    Justice Waki was quick to mention the ethnic clashes of 1991 when Mzee Moi was president but completely blacked out Kibaki government’s brutality on Kalenjins in Mau Forest.

    2. When a crime is committed in a home, the investigators should take a statement from the owner/resident of that home. A meeting was held in State House and following that meeting, non-Kikuyu residents of Naivasha were burned alive and hacked to death.

    Justice Waki did not insist on interviewing the resident of State House to determine if he had any role in the meeting that planned and launched the killings.

    3. During the post-election violence, many Rift Valley residents complained about Ugandan mercenaries killing their people in Kericho, Kisumu, and Kakamega.

    Justice Waki did not mention this and instead went on to praise his brother, General Jeremiah Kianga for the good job done by the Army. Justice Waki did not censor General Kianga for not coming out and assuring Kenyans that there were no mercenaries.

    If people in Rift Valley were asked to block traffic to Uganda, there was good reason for it. In fact, it turned out that Ugandan army supplies were intercepted in one of such road blockages.

    Justice Waki did not touch on this and yet the government’s silence on the issue of mercenaries contributed to adding fule to the violence.

    4. Justice Waki decided to focus his hearings in Rift Valley with a view that they will be time-barred and therefore will not hold any hearings in Nyeri, Karatina, Kerugoya, Muranga, Limuru, Kiambu, and Meru in order to protect them from adverse mention.

    I suspect that while Justice Waki was holding his hearings, a parallel and secret team was already in the proces of finalizing the compilation of the Waki report.

    20 years from now, 100 years from now, someone reading the Waki report will conclude that the Kalenjins were demons and carried out the post-election violence which was confined to Rift Valley.

    5. Justice Waki censors the Kenya Police for executions but fails to censor their boss, who must have given the shoot-to-kill orders. In fact, Justice Waki did not mention the shoot-to-kill orders which were clearly withdrawn sometime in February after we threatened to take John Michuki to ICC to face crimes against humanity.

    Justice Waki did not venture to question who gave the police the shoot-to-kill orders. In fact, Justice Waki steered his investigations and report away from the mastermind of the election violence and he is well-known.

    If the Waki report is to be acceptable, hearings must be held in all the theatres where violence was reported and an international and impartial body must do the investigations.

    Kenyans know what the Kivuithus of Kenya are capable of and should not accept skewed reports.

    I WILL ACCEPT THE LIST OF TEN AS VALID IF AND ONLY IF SCOTLAND YARD, WHO HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN DOING INVESTIGATIONS IN KENYA ARE CALLED IN TO CARRY OUT AN IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION AND ONLY IF FOUR WELL-KNOWN SENIOR CABINET MINISTERS FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN PROVINCES MAKE THE LIST.

    NSIS, CID, the Kenya Police, the Administration Police, the Kenya Human Rights Commission are led by members of one ethnic group and who are known to be antagonistic to Kalenjins. There is no justice in Kenya until all ethnic groups are allowed to serve in these bodies as major decision makers.

    I BELIEVE IN JUSTICE AND THE RULE OF LAW BUT IT HAS TO BE JUSTICE AND RULE OF LAW ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND NOT THE KENYAN ONE WHERE PRIOR AND NIGHT MEETINGS ARE HELD BY MEMBERS OF THE RULING TRIBE WHERE REPORTS ARE DRAWN UP EVEN BEFORE INVESTIGATIONS ARE CARRIED OUT.

    This is why I have a lot of confidence in Justice Bosire, whom I believe has the courage, fortitude, and legal depth to refuse his investigations from being hijacked by third parties as may have happened in the Waki investigations.

  266. Railkamuodho says:

    To put to rest all the tribal statements blaming one tribe for all the chaos in Kenya, I strongly feel that the government should move with speed to implement tha Waki commission report. Nobody should be shielded from prosecution whatever his state in Kenya politics. we want all the mentioned ministers and businessment put to the dock. Thanks justice Waki and the two gentlemen.

  267. Railkamuodho says:

    And if the government does not act, then the ICJ should act. No cover up this time around, Never.

  268. Maru Kapkatet says:

    I have cast doubt on the impartiality and professionalism of Justice Waki before. His colleagues, some of whom I respect, have praised Justice Waki’s work and integrity. I have no reason to doubt their judgement and I apologize for negative comments I made against Justice Waki.

    But I still have many issues with Justice Waki’s work:

    1. In exonerating Kibaki, Justice Waki undermines his own work, which one Cabinet Minister, whom I respect, has praised as being “factual and candid”. On what grounds is Justice Waki exonerating Kibaki?

    Those who know the workings of State House will confirm that the resident there will always be aware of “important” visitors who come calling. Mungiki was an important visitor, a very important visitor whom some regarded as a “saviour”.

    It is hard to imagine that the resident of State House was not aware of their presence or did not approve of their visit.

    If the former State House official who was kicked out is indicted, (assuming he is among those implicated in the Waki report) I have no doubt that he will tell all and most likely will implicate Kibaki.

    2. While Kenyans were killing one another and the Kenya Police were busy executing people, Kibaki at no time did he come out to call for calm and direct the police not to shoot-to-kill. Instead, Mwai Kibaki, when he made his public appearnces and statements was often only saying that he won.

    In a dispute, when you insist publicly that you won, you only exacerbate the violent reaction of your opponents. By insisting that he won in the midst of violence, Kibaki may have contributed to the escalation of the violence. He should be investigated for it.

    Justice Waki should not have exonerated Kibaki but should have stated that “further investigations need to be carried out to determine if Kibaki had any role in the violence or not”.

    As for Hon. Raila Odinga, it is highly unlikely that he played any role at all in the violence. Immediately, Kivuitu made his tragic announcement, Hon. Raila and his wife, retreated to their home and cried a lot.

    I always have this visualization that Hon. Raila cried a lot like a small child. He wept over the tragic way that the otherwise schooled Kibaki could rob Kenyans of their right to choose their leader.

    After a few days, both Hon. Raila and his wife, had lost considerable weight.

    It is, therefore, correct to exonerate Hon. Raila.

    Mwai Kibaki has never condemned the police for executions or his star Minister for brutality. Why did Jutice Waki not capture this in the report?

    There is direct communication on a special telecom network, which Kibaki uses to communicate with his key Ministers. Records should be seized to try and determine how often Kibaki and Michuki were communicating during those dark days of late December, 2007 until February, 2008.

    The records should also show who else Kibaki was communicating with most. By determining the frequency of communication between Kibaki and his men, we can conclude that Kibaki was aware of all the actions going on and the methods that were in use and approved of them.

    You cannot indict the police without indicting their bosses – the Police Commissioner and the Minister of Internal Security and you cannot indict a Minister without indicting his boss – the President. The ODM Ministers that are being implicated in the Waki report were not in government during the violence.

    2. Justice Waki recommended a Special International Tribunal most likely on the advice of AG Amos Wako. Several weeks ago, Mr. Wako talked of the ICC. It is likely that he had discussed it with Justice Waki. Justice Waki has the respect of his widely-respected colleagues and should have been able to examine what the chances of a Special International Tribunal being set up in Nairobi or even in Arusha were.

    Justice Waki should have given options – a Special International Tribunal and Scotland Yard.

    I prefer Scotland Yard because you do not need to change the constitution to have them come to Kenya and do the investigations.

    I also prefer Scotland Yard because I believe that they are the only ones that can get to the bottom of this thing. Scotland Yard will be able to help Kenyans determine when and what amount of weapons and ammunitions the Kibaki government imported.

    It is likely that the Kibaki government, when they realized that they will lose the elections, decided to import large quantities of ammunitions and guns. If this is so, then the Kibaki goverment was already planning mass killings while Kenyans were in campaigns.

    The thing that I am also worried about is the secrecy of the Kibaki government. Recently, Kenya was found to be secretly importing weapons for South Sudan. Could there be a cache of weapons that were imported by the Kibaki government on the pretext that they were headed for South Sudan when in fact they may be now lying in bunkers in the forests of Central Province.

    Kenyans have to know because the past cannot be adequately dealt with unless all pertinent issues are addressed and the future cannot be safe unless and until there are no unaccounted for and unrecorded weapons.

    Justice Waki did not capture this fear that the Kibaki government may have imported weapons and ammunitions in the last months of last year and that there may be weapons that are being secretly hidden in Central Province.

    TO BE FAIR TO JUSTICE WAKI, I AGREE THAT HE DID NOT HAVE THE TIME AND RESOURCES TO DO EVERYTHING AND VISIT ALL THE THEATRES OF VIOLENCE.

    I request that Justice Waki be given more time to hold hearings in Central and Eastern provinces and add an annex to his report for the sake of completeness.

    Justice Waki mentions that a Kipsigis MP (They say dead men do not tell tales) urged his people to “fight on”. Surely, Justice Waki, you cannot take someone to ICC or the Special Tribunal just on this.

    He could have been saying “fight on to get Kibaki to agree to power-sharing” A Kipsigis linguistic expert and a study of how the MP talks or used to talk are needed to determine exactly whether or not any malice was intended here.

    Justice Waki should have recommended that a group of ppschologits and appropriate linguitic experts be recruited to examine his report and provide expert opinion before the tribunal starts its sittings.

    I agree with all Kenyans that the mentioned Cabinet Ministers step down or be removed but my position is that this should only happen when and if:

    a) Kibaki agrees to step aside so that he can also be investigated. It may not be a crime to be a weak and uncaring leader who does not bother to protect his people and ensure security in the country but it is a totally different thing when you are being briefed hourly, daily, and you concur with brutal and inhuman methods being used.

    b) the list of implicated Cabinet Ministers is complete and includes the well-known three Ministers from Central Province. ODM had their own investigations and they should get in touch with Justice Waki and compare notes so that all parties are agreed on the list.

    I WILL NOT WANT TO BE LED BY A KILLER. THE KALENJINS HAVE A DEEP RESERVOIR OF GREAT LEADERS. HON. HENRY KOSGEY SHOULD STEP UP TO PROVIDE THE NEEDED LEADERSHIP AT THIS TIME AND KEEP KALENJINS FIRM IN THEIR SUPPORT OF THEIR PARTY, ODM.

    Those who have been mentioned by Justice Waki should go. We cannot cry out against Michuki and protect those of our own who did a similar thing.

    I WILL ASK THE ODM LEADERSHIP TO INSIST ON A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION. THE POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE WILL BE UNFAIR AND DISTORTED IF INVESTIGATIONS ARE NOT PEGGED TO THE 2005 REFERENDUM RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT TO FEBRUARY 2008.

    The investigations must also look at Kibaki’s overall leadership and how his practice of tribalism put Kenya into where it reached in early 2008.

    If what Waki is recommending is carried out professionally and exhaustively, I do not see the leadership of Kibaki surviving. If key people are promised some form of immunity to tell all, Kenyans will be amazed at the dangerous and secret things that have been going on since the results of the referendum were announced in 2005.

  269. Maru Kapkatet says:

    LETTER TO DR. KOFI ANNAN:

    Dear Dr. Kofi Annan,

    We, as Kenyans, are deeply indebted to you for saving our nation of Kenya.

    Today, Kenya, which at one time was on the brink of death, is alive and well although she is not as healthy as she should be.

    You are in Kenya, greatest son of Africa, to continue to care and “midwife Kenya so more with the aim of making her regain the beauty and unity that she had as at December 30, 2002.

    For all that you are doing for us, I say thank you.

    There are three things that I would like to request you, Dr. Kofi Annan, to address as a matter of urgency and extreme importance.

    While you mediated between Hon. Raila Odinga and Mwai Kibaki, a third element did not feature in your mediation. That third element, Mr. Kalonzo Musyoka, has since been artificially injected in by Mwai Kibaki and this poses an extreme danger.

    If Mwai Kibaki leaves the presidency, and there are very good signs that he may not last for long now, the question of whether it is Hon. Raila Odinga or Kalonzo Musyoka who will act as president is not spelt out.

    I request you, Dr. Kofi Annan, to get this issue dealt with right now while you are in Kenya. As a long time head of the UN, you are aware that it is better and it saves lives to be pro-active rather than reactive.

    You are also aware, Dr. Annan that Thabo Mbeki exited from the presidency suddenly and unexpectedly. You are also aware, Dr. Annan, that it is a matter of time before President Bashir is captured and taken to ICC.

    Dr. Annan, you have received a list of ten suspects from Justice Waki and this was presented to you in a sealed envelope which, by now, you may have or have not opened. That list of ten will grow naturally to about 15 when the two Minsters of Internal Security and the Police Commissioner are added.

    I suspect that one or two of the two culprits are not already on the list. There are also two or so others who imported weapons and ammunitions to be used in executing Kenyans and they may not be on the list of ten already.

    As you very well know, Dr. Annan, the ugliest incidents of the post-election violence were police executions, the burning and roasting alive of people in an Eldoret church, and the burning and roasting alive of people in Naivasha.

    More than anything else, these three grossest violation of humanity must be thoroughly investigated and brought to trial. The suspects in the police executions and the burning of the Eldoret church have been listed in the report you received from Justice Waki.

    The remaining one of these three saddest episodes has not properly been accounted for. You received a list of ten in a sealed envelop. The way I see it, Dr. Annan, is that you received a list of ten suspects in a n envelop, and the eleventh suspect was presented to you in person.

    The eleventh suspect was invited by Justice Waki to appear before him and shed light on who invited and hosted Mungiki at State House before sending them to Naivasha to roast people alive but the suspect declined.

    The time these mungiki killers took to get to Naivasha may be the shortest time ever recorded for car travel between Nairobi State House and Naivasha. The entire route was cleared of all vehicular, human, and animal traffic.

    Dr. Annan, you are meeting with Hon. Raila Odinga and Mwai Kibaki this week to dicuss the list of ten (a list that will expand naturally). After that meeting, do meet with Hon. Raila Odinga to discuss the eleventh suspect.

    Kenyans were robbed of their God-given right to elect their president and one of their choice. Kenyans have gracefully let that go.

    NOW KENYANS CANNOT ACCEPT TO BE ROBBED OF TOTAL JUSTICE AND THAT TOTAL AND COMPLETE JUSTICE WILL INCLUDE THE NAIVASHA EPISODE, WHICH STARTED AT NAIROBI STATE HOUSE, WHERE KIBAKI IS THE SOLE RESIDENT AND THE ONLY WHO DETERMINES WHO COMES THERE.

    Bye for now, Dr. Annan, and have a busy and great stay in Kenya,

    Yours sincerely,

    Maru Kapkatet

  270. karanja kamau says:

    TWO MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES BACK ON HEADLINES….

    1.We cannot forgive if we don’t even know who is to be forgiven.
    Those to be forgiven should say all they did before any consideration
    of forgiveness.
    2.This issue of CONSTITUTION should have been done yesterday.

    NB. IT’S A PITY THAT ALMOST ONE YEAR AFTER CLASHES AND NEW
    GOVT. MARU KAPKATET STILL BLOGS THE SAME ETHNIC -LACED
    ARGUMENTS WHICH WILL NEVER TAKE US ANYWHERE.

  271. pato says:

    Karanja,

    forget people like Maru. their tribal htared blinds them to any meaningful discussion. i stopped reading or responding to his rambling comments a long time ago. But he has the right to post them.

    You see maru, no one is running up to you with a machete to cut you up or rape your daughters. Thats what democracy is all about. but Hate probably means you cant get anything past the word Kikuyu

  272. pato says:

    As for Hon. Raila Odinga, it is highly unlikely that he played any role at all in the violence. Immediately, Kivuitu made his tragic announcement, Hon. Raila and his wife, retreated to their home and cried a lot.

    I always have this visualization that Hon. Raila cried a lot like a small child. He wept over the tragic way that the otherwise schooled Kibaki could rob Kenyans of their right to choose their leader.

    After a few days, both Hon. Raila and his wife, had lost considerable weight.

    It is, therefore, correct to exonerate Hon. Raila.

    HAHAHAHAHA. I MEAN, HOW DO YOU REASON WITH A MIND LIKE THIS ONE?

  273. Maru Kapkatet says:

    My apologies to the Director of NSIS. Both Justice Waki and the Chris Okemo committee praised him for good work. I have no reason to doubt their judgement and I apologize to the Director for negative comments.

    Mr. Keter and Mr. Munya, are they the new additions to the Cabinet? If they are, they make good choices. Best wishes to them.

    As for the PM, what will he tell Kenyans at the next elections? He has an opportunity to seek justice for all Kenyans now and yet he is bringing confusion instead, why?

    I agree that the political temperature in Kenya has to be kept low until after November 4th. No doubt, the PM will attend the inauguration but what will be on his mind that day considering that there are hundreds of Kenyans who would have wished to celebrate along everyone else but were cut down and the plans to cut them down were hatched in State House?

  274. Maru Kapkatet says:

    DEAR KALENJIN LEADERS,

    DO NOT TAKE THIS THING EMOTIONALLY. APRROACH IT WITH SOBER MINDS AND WITH THE HELP OF LEGAL ADVICE. CONSIDER ALL THE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS.

    IS ISAAC RUTO REALLY SERIOUS WHEN HE SUGGESTS THAT THEY WANT TO SEEK AUDIENCE WITH MWAI KIBAKI? MWAI KIBAKI IS THE LAST PERSON I WILL EVER WANT TO MEET.

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAMAGE HE HAS DONE TO KENYA? HE HAS AN AMIABLE PERSONALITY ON THE SURFACE BUT WHEN HIS POLICEMEN ARE EXECUTING PEOPLE, KIBAKI CONVENIENTLY TEMPORARILY RETIRES THE USE OF HIS MOUTH.

    AND WHEN IT COMES TO MONEY MATTERS, YOU HEAR THE WORDS, “I DIRECT THAT REVENUE …”

    ARE THE KALENJIN LEADERS AWARE OF THE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS OF THE WAKI REPORT? MWAI KIBAKI WILL WELCOME YOU WITH BOTH HANDS AND LET YOU DIG YOURSELF DEEPER INTO A HOLE BEFORE HIS PEOPLE FILE CASES AGAINST YOU AT THE ICC.

    I HAVE LOOKED AT THIS THING VERY CAREFULLY AND EXHAUSTIVELY AND IF YOU CONSIDER FOLLOWING THE WAY I SEE IT, YOU WILL BE OKAY. DO NOT BE ON THE DEFENSIVE. THE CASE HAS AMPLE WEAPONS FOR YOU TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE.

    DEMAND THAT FURTHER ACTION BE TAKEN ON THE WAKI REPORT IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:

    1. WE ALL AGREE THAT JUSTICE WAKI RELIED ON INFORMATION AND WITNESSES PRODUCED BY THE PARTISAN NSIS. THOSE WITNESSES WERE COACHED BY NSIS AND WERE NEVER CHALLENGED. DEMAND, THEREFORE, A NEW INVESTIGATION TO BE CARRIED OUT BY SCOTLAND YARD.

    SHOULD NSIS PRODUCE VIDEO WHERE THE KALENJIN POLITICIANS WERE RECORDED SAYING OFFENSIVE WORDS, THEN DEMAND THAT NSIS PRODUCE RECORDINGS OF THE ENTIRE MICHUKI TALKS.

    IT IS NOT FAIR TO USE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES TO TARGET ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE. THERE WERE SEVERAL INSTANCES THAT WERE REPORTED IN NEWSPAPERS OF POLITICIANS FROM CENTRAL SAYING PROVOCATIVE THINGS ABOUT ODM AND KALENJINS. NSIS MUST PRODUCE THOSE VIDEOS.

    2. DEMAND THAT SUSPECT NUMBER 11, WHO HOSTED AND PROBABLY CHAIRED A MEETING WITH THE KILLER MUNGIKI BE ADDED TO THE LIST OF TEN AS SUSPECT NUMBER 11. ALSO DEMAND THAT IF JOHN MICHUKI IS NOT ON THE LIST OF TEN, THEN HIS NAME BE ADDED AS SUSPECT NUMBER 12.

    3. DEMAND THAT SCOTLAND YARD INVESTIGATE THE DEATHS OF THE KIPSIGIS MPS – David Too, Kipkalya kones, and Lorna Laboso – WHOM KALENJINS SUSPECT TO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF ASSASINATION.

    IF YOU READ THE WAKI REPORT CAREFULLY, YOU WILL SEE THAT KIBAKI MEN HAD THE MOTIVE TO ELIMINATE THE THREE KIPSIGIS MPs AND THEY DID. SCOTLAND YARD SHOULD ALSO BE ALLOWED TO QUESTION GEOFFREY KIRUI WHO IS ALLEGED TO HAVE SHOT, POINTBLANK, A BOY IN KISUMU AND STEPPED ON HIS HEAD.

    THERE HAVE BEEN CREDIBLE SUGGESTIONS ELSEWHERE THAT IT WAS NOT GEOFFREY KIRUI WHO SHOT THE BOY IN KISUMU BUT IT WAS A MEMBER OF KIBAKIS ETHNIC GROUP AND THAT THE KIBAKI MEN TRIED TO USE THAT BOY’S KILLING TO SOW SEEDS OF HATRED BETWEEN LUOS AND KALENJINS.

    IT HAS ALSO BEEN CREDIBLY REPORTED THAT IT WAS NOT A GUSII POLICEMAN THAT ASSASINATED MR. DAVID TOO BUT IT WAS A MEMBER OF KIBAKI’S TRIBE WHO KILLED MR. TOO. THE KIBAKI PEOPLE SAW THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SOW SEEDS OF HATRED BETWEEN KALENJINS AND GUSIIS.

    IT IS ALL ABOUT TOMORROW AND TOMORROW’s LEADERSHIP CONTEST.

    AND THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO ISAAC RUTO WANTS TO RUSH TO?

    4. DEMAND THAT INVESTIGATIONS BE BASED ON THE ENTIRE PERIOD FROM WHEN THE REFERENDUM RESULTS WERE ANNOUNCED TO FEBRUARY 2008.

    I AM NOT A LEGAL EXPERT BUT I HAVE CAREFULLY LOOKED AT THIS THING AND CONCLUDED THAT THIS APPROACH IS THE ONLY OPTION TO ENSURE JUSTICE AND TO EXONERATE KALENJIN LEADERS WHOM THE KIBAKI SIDE ARE SEEING AS A STUMBLING BLOCK TO THEIR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STRANGLEHOLD OF KENYA.

    IF SCOTLAND YARD IS ALLOWED TO INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGATIONS MADE IN THE WAKI REPORT, I WILL NOT BE SUPRISED IF ONLY TWO NAMES ARE RECOMENDED FOR TRIAL AT THE ICC AND THE TWO ARE MWAI KIBAKI AND JOHN MICHUKI.

    THE KIBAKI SIDE KNOW VERY WELL THAT WITHOUT KALENJINS AND THEIR BRAVE LEADERS, KENYA IS THEIRS FOR KEEPS.

    AND KALENJIN LEADERS, HON. RAILA ODINGA REMAINS THE BEST AND ONLY OPTION FOR ALL KENYANS TO VIE FOR LEADERSHIP AND SEEK ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FAVOURABLY. DO NOT ABANDON HIM.

    WHILE I SUPPORT HON RAILA ODINGA WITH ALL MY HEART AND STRENGTH, I AM SADDENED THAT HE IS STARTING TO BEHAVE EXACTLY LIKE KIBAKI. I AM SADDENED THAT MR. ODINGA HAS MADE HIMSELF AN EXPERT ON EVERYTHING.

    WHEN A PLANE CRASHES, HE RUSHES TO GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE TO TELL THE WORLD THAT THE CRASH WAS A PURE ACCIDENT. READ THE WAKI REPORT, MR. PM, AND SEE WHY MR. KONES HAD TO BE ELIMINATED.

    MR. PM, STEP ASIDE AND LET EXPERTS DO THE TALKING AND ASWERING OF QUESTIONS POSED. IF YOU FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE, YOU WILL NEVER FALTER.

    HON. RAILA ODINGA IS BLESSED WITH ACCESS TO THE BEST LEGAL MINDS IN KENYA BUT HE DECIDES THAT HE DOES NOT NEED THEM BECAUSE HE HIMSELF IS AN EXPERT ON LAW. THE WAKI REPORT HAS FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS AND ONLY THE BEST LEGAL GUIDANCE CAN HELP THE PM NOT STUMBLE.

    INDEED, ODM AS A PARTY SHOULD RETAIN A TEAM OF LAWYERS INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL ONES TO HELP THE PARTY SEEK COMPLETE JUSTICE AND COME OUT OF THIS MESS UNSCATHE.

    YOU CANNOT TAKE SOMEBODY TO ICC ALLEGING THAT THEY USED THE WOIRDS MADOA. EVEN KIBAKI HAS CALLED KALENJINS PUMBAVU ON SEVERAL OCCASSIONS ALTHOUGH ISAAC RUTO DOES NOT REMEMBER IT.

    KALENJIN LEADERS, SEEK ACTION ON THE WAKI REPORT NOW RATHER THAN LATER AND NEVER ACCEPT A CASE THAT PROCEEDS ON A LIST OF TEN BUT RATHER ON A LIST OF TWELVE WHICH INCLUDES KIBAKI AND MICHUKI. IF THIS THING IS NOT FINALIZED NOW, IT WILL COME TO HAUNT YOU LATER.

    ALSO DEAR KALENJIN LEADERS, THE PM IS HUMAN AND CAN ERR (AND WILL CONTINUE TO ERR IF HE ASSUMES EXPERTISE ON EVERYTHING) BUT HE IS STILL THE BEST LEADER FOR KENYA. LET US NOT ABANDON HIM.

    LET US FORGIVE HIM AND FORGE AHEAD TOGETHER.

    AS FOR MUSALIA MUDAVADI, YOU HAVE A LOT OF POLITICAL GROWING UP TO DO. YOU HAVE SAID TWO THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE SAID AT THIS SENSITIVE TIME.

    YOU TALKED ABOUT THE CONTEST FOR DEPUTY LEADER AND YOU SEEM TO IMPLY THAT THERE WILL BE NO CONTEST AS WILLIAM RUTO IS NOT IN. YOU ALSO STATED THAT THERE WILL BE NEW ALLIANCES AHEAD OF THE NEXT ELECTIONS IMPLYING THAT KALENJINS WILL BE OUT OF ODM.

    REMEMBER THE INTENSIVE CAMPAIGNS IN 2007 WHICH YOU HAVE NOW BENEFITTED FROM AS DEPUTY PM. DO NOT DERAIL RAILA’S LEADERSHIP QUEST.

    LET THE LEGAL EXPERTS EXAMINE ALL OPTIONS AND ADVISE ODM ACCORDINGLY.

  275. Maru Kapkatet says:

    The PM, whom I support, worries me very much. Can he lead? Can he be trusted with the leadership of Kenya or should Kenyans keep looking for someone else? He looks to me to be very shallow and a do-all and be-everwhere type of leader.

    Could Mr. Kalonzo Musyoka, whom I refer to as the “carbon copy” of Mwai Kibaki, be the one we should be giving a second look?

    What worries me about Mr. Raila Odinga is that he is ready to take action based on little information and is not shy to go everwhere even where he clearly does not belong to.

    He has supported the termination of service of certain senior government employees after being fed some information by people who have turned out to be malicious and the PM made his decision as if he ahs worked with the victims all his life.

    If he were president and he is told that Uganda has attacked Kenya, Hon. Raila Oding, it would seem, would order the armed forces to the border at once without investigations.

    I support justice be pursued for all Kenyans but I totally agree with the AG that the Waki report be adopted as the instrument that triggers impartial and complete investigations covering the period 2005 after the referendum results were announced to February 28, 2008 when Hon. Raila and Kibaki signed the Annan-mediated accord.

    I also would like Scotland Yard be the one to carry out investigations and they should start their investigations by subpoenaing and transcribing the video held by BBC on the State House meeting where Mungiki were the chief guests and which later led to the gruesome killings in Naivasha.

    Justice Waki dwells at length on what happened even at the time when Moi was president but goes on to contradict himself by recommending that the ten suspects be tried by a special tribunal only for post-election violence. Justice Waki should have recommended that investigations be pegged to the entire period he writes about.

    It does not make sense for Justice Waki to ignore the injustices that led to the post-election violence. By touching on the period 1991 to February 2008, Justice Waki cannot then contradict himself by narrowing his recommendations to only December 28, 2007 to February, 2008.

    And the PM should be able to see this contradiction and remember that his supporters and other Kenyans died not because of what happened after December 27, 2007 but also because of what had taken place since November 2005.

    I WANT HON. RAILA ODINGA, PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, TO DEMAND ACTION ON THE WAKI REPORT AND NOW FOR THE SAKE OF JUSTICE FOR ALL KENYANS INCLUDING THE PM’S CABINET COLLEAGUES WHOM THE WORLD WILL START VIEWING AND WRONGLY SO AS KILLERS.

    THE SPECIFIC ACTION THAT THE PM SHOULD DEMAND IS TO START THE PROCESS OF FULL AND IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATIONS FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 2005 TO FEBRUARY 2008.

    THE PM DID NOT WANT TO GO TO COURT AFTER HIS VICTORY WAS STOLEN STATING THAT THE COURTS WERE FULL OF KIBAKI’S MEN.

    THE PM CANNOT CONTRADICT HIMSELF NOW AND LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THE ENTIRE INVESTIGATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN KENYA ARE CONTROLLED BY MWAI KIBKAKI.

    ONLY SCOTLAND YARD WILL BE THE ONLY IMPARTIAL BODY TO CARRY IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATIONS AT THIS TIME WHEN THERE ARE FIERCELY COMPETING INTERESTS IN KENYA.

    SCOTLAND YARD INVESTIGATED THE OUKO MURDER. SCOTLAND YARD INVESTIGATED THE BUTHO ASSASINATION.

    NO ONE ANYWHERE HAS EVER COMPLAINED ABOUT SCOTLAND YARD’S PROFESSIONALISM.

    The more the PM talks and the more he involves himself in everything including some which he could best have left to the party, ODM, the more Kenyans lose respect in him.

    IT IS NOT WRITTEN IN STONE. THERE IS EVERY POSSIBILITY THAT THERE WILL BE A FALLOUT IN ODM AND EVEN MR. HENRY KOSGEI MAY TEAM UP WITH KALONZO MUSYOKA AND MARTHA KARUA (SINS UHURU IS IN THE SAME PREDICAMENT AS RUTO) AND SEAL HON. RAILA’S FATE AS THE MOSES WHO NEVER REACHED THE PROMISED LAND.

    If you invite Kofi Annan to mediate, why can’t you invite Scotland yard to investigate?

    If you invite Kriegler to investigate, why can’t you invite Scotland Yard to investigate.

    If you allow Justice Waki to write extensively on the 1991 ethnic clashes and on Narc’s MOU, why do you then accept that he confines his prosecutorial recommendations only to the period between November 2005 to February 2008?

    I am starting to see very clearly disturbing shallowness in Raila’s leadership.

    MOI WAS A DIFFERENT KIND OF LEADER. HE HAD DEPTH IN HIS LEADERSHIP AND A POWERFUL INSTINCT TO LOOK AT AN ISSUE MULTI-DIMENSIONALLY.

    No wonder, some people take over leadership and within a sort five years, over 3,000 Kenyans have been massacred.

    PM RAILA ODINGA IS BEGINNING TO FRY HIMSELF RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES AND IN THE END ALL KENYANS WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO SUFFER, INCLUDING THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR RAILA’S PRESIDENTIAL BID.

  276. Maru Kapkatet says:

    The best thing that ever happened to the country called Kenya is gaining her independence from Britain on June 01, 1963 and becoming a nation.

    The next best thing that has happened to Kenya since gaining her independence is the Waki Commission.

    I have read comments from those supporting the full implementation of the Waki recommendations and those opposed to it. I have perused the Waki report more carefully.

    My conclusion and position on the Waki recommendations is that it is a GREAT document and no political process in Kenya will ever manage to stop the Waki-recommended process for justice for all Kenyans.

    Kenya was born on June 1st, 1963. When Justice Waki handed over his report – the Waki report – to Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister, Hon. Raila Odinga, on October 15, 2008, Kenya was initiated into adulthood. Kenya is now an adult.

    There is nothing sweeter for Kenyans to have than to see those behind the roasting alive of others brought before justice.

    What ordinary Kenyans should now do wherever they are in this world are:

    1) Start collecting signatures to file before the UN in New York, the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, and the ICC in the Hague demanding their help to implement the Waki recommendations should Kenya fail to establish a Special Tribunal.

    And should Kenya establish the Special Tribunal, Kenyans should demand, by the same signatures, that the tribunal sits in Arusha, Tanzania and not in Kenya for the due process to move forward without interference.

    2) Kenyans should also demand that Mwai Kibaki steps aside or preferably exit the presidency for fair and complete prosecution of the Waki recommendations. The ten suspects included in a list handed over to Dr. Annan by Justice Waki should only resign from their positions if and only if Mwai Kibaki has stepped aside.

    The list handed over to Dr. Kofi Annan should be revised before the tribunal starts its proceedings by adding Mwai Kibaki, John Michuki (if he is not already on the list), Francis Muthaura, and Police Commissioner to the list.

    Mwai Kibaki and John Michuki clearly tops any list where police are accused of executions. The two men also feature as suspects in a meeting that took place at State House, Nairobi, which Mungiki attended.

    If Mwai Kibaki refuses to step aside, then Interpol should be tasked to arrest him and bring him to justice. Mwai Kibaki should be treated in the same way as other suspects who have violated humanity.

    The State House meeting planned and launched the Naivasha gruesome killings where children, women, and men were roasted to death and others were hacked to death. The Naivasha killings clearly showed that the top leadership sanctioned it and the Waki report clearly says so.

    Whereas the police and army were ordered to shoot-to-kill suspects in Eldoret and elsewhere, a helicopter was used to fly low and swoop on the killers to scare them away while saving their lives in Naivasha. Why?

    The government of Kibaki went to extra length to protect the lives of the Naivasha killers while the same government ordered the executions of others – Kalenjins, Luos, Maasais, and Luhyas, amongst others.

    The unarmed helicopter was deployed only in Naivasha while helicopter gunships were deployed in other areas such as Eldoret.

    It is very likely that the State House meeting with Mungiki agreed on how to launch the Naivasha attacks and on the number of men required for the job, and the fees to be paid.

    At the follow-up meeting in Nairobi Safari Club, it is likely that money changed hands and Mungiki were treated to a sumptuous party as they waited for the police to clear the Nairobi-Naivasha route for them.

    Francis Muthaura has been accused of usurping the role of Police Commissioner. There is no way that Francis Muthaura was not involved right up to his neck in all the gruesome killings that took place in Kenya after the preidency was stolen from the rightful winner.

    From what I read in the Waki report and from commentaries that I read in the news media, I conclude that Francis Muthaura was the overall boss (the chief of staff) at the central command directing operations and briefing and advising the leadership on the operations.

    A friend told me in January of this year that Mwai Kibaki’s fall will be dramatic and rapid. While I took his statement with a grain of salt, I did not dismiss it completely. It is now becoming very clear that a Kibaki presidency is not tenable.

    There is no way that Mwai Kibaki will not be on the list of those to be tried for crimes against humanity in the post-election violence.

    Mwai Kibaki stole the presidency but he cannot steal justice from Kenyans. Soon he, and his right-hand brutality master, will be on the World’s Most Wanted list.

    Prime Minister Raila Odinga, and all politicians, including Kalenjin MPs should not attempt to stop the Waki process. This process has taken a life of its own and is unstoppable even if they tried to.

    The best ODM should do is assist their members who they feel have been accused wrongly with legal aid. They should also put in place a process to keep ODM together. Even if ODM were to die and all Kenyans get justice, so be it.

    Ask yourself this question. If your child was roasted alive, what would you do or want done?

    IF TRUE AND COMPLETE JUSTICE CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE WAKI PROCESS, THEN EVERYONE SHOULD SUPPORT IT.

    I have personally taken positions, before, on the Waki recommendations and those positions were not taken based on fact but on emotion. I have taken time to read and analyze various commentaries on the Waki recommendations and have also spend more time reading the Waki report.

    MY CONCLUSION IS THAT THE WAKI COMMISSION DID A GREAT JOB AND PUT IN A PLACE A PROCESS THAT WILL EVOLVE BY ITSELF AND ON ITS OWN TERMS.

    People can try to clog the wheels of the Waki process from turning and they may succeed in Kenya but they cannot stop it from turning outside of Kenya.

    WE ALL HAVE COPIES OF THE WAKI REPORT. WE DO NOT HAVE THE LIST OF TEN GIVEN TO DR. ANNAN BUT IF KENYANS CAN COME TOGETHER AND RAISE SOME FUNDS AND RETAIN GOOD INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS, THEY CAN PRY THE LIST FROM DR. ANNAN.

    With the Waki list of ten and the names that jump out immediately one starts reading the Waki report, Kenyans can easily arrive at their final list of suspects and proceed to the ICC for action.

  277. tnk says:

    Maru

    Am glad you’ve had a chance to review your stance. Remember the list is not 10 names, the 10 are just mentioned due to their “prominence” in society. The list is long. No doubt some may be wrongly accused and no doubt some names may be missing out for one reason or another. The important thing is that for justice to be done there must be a starting point and definitely more evidence will be unearthed if an independent impartial and committed team of investigators and prosecutors get on the case. We simply cannot continue to have this mockery and abuse of laws and human rights and the continued social imbalance.

    sooner or later or criminals must account for their action, its one thing to demonstrate on streets and engage riot squads but to kill, rape and maim whether in “anger or revenge” is a different mindset and has no place in civilised society and should not be condoned.

    The accused have opportunity to present testimony and rebuttals and where exonerated need immediately to file for libel and slander against their accusers so that finally justice is served against malicious opportunists as well as thugs and hooligans masquerading as politicial activists, politicians or police officers and any other

  278. Maru Kapkatet says:

    The Rift Valley leaders – Ministers and MPs – are taking the wrong approach on the Waki Commission.

    They have wrongly turned their wrath on the PM and on their party, ODM. The louder these leaders talk, the more the world will see them as the main culprits and that suits PNU good.

    Why is Uhuru not talking? He must be on the list, too. Why is Michuki not talking? He must be on the list.

    Is it possible that Kibaki and his boys are prodding the Rift Valley leaders to turn their warth on the PM and in so doing shift focus away from themselves.

    The Kibaki boys must be very busy exploring ways of defending themselves and they are doing it quietly while the Rift Valley leaders do everything in their power to cement world perception that they are guilty.

    The Waki recommendations were drawn up by Justice Waki and the evidence that he has gathered is known only to himself and a few others.

    This is the way forward that I will take on the Waki recommendations:

    1. The process laid out by Justice Waki is self-steering and cannot be stopped. PM Raila and the Rift Valley leaders will not stop it. I will not waste my time and effort fighting the PM or ODM.

    2. Mwai Kibaki naturally belongs in the list and so state resources will be used to defend him so others should benefit from such resources as well.

    Mwai Kibaki escape punishment in the end because he is an old man and may even claim medical excuse for the role he may have played in the killings.

    Kibaki can claim that whenever he faces such severe and stressful situations such as occured following the election of December 27, 2007, he is put on medication that numb his thoughts.

    He can claim that he was not in a position to make correct and intelligent decisions and that was the reason he hwas absent from his leadership post throughout that period.

    As long as Kibaki and MIchuki are in, the Rift Valley leaders should minimize their talking.

    3. The Waki process will not move forawrd in Kenya as the signs are that parliament will never make the constitutional amendments needed to facilitate the setting up of a special tribunal.

    Should the Waki process be stopped in its tracks in Kenya, it will move to the world stage where its progress will be unimpeded.

    The Rift Valley MPs who are mentioned adversely in the Waki report or are on the list of ten will have no influence on the Waki process once it starts moving forward on the world stage.

    And it is the young and upcoming Rift Valley leaders that will be most affected by the Waki process. It is possoble that some of them may be found guilty and the government that is elected after Kibaki will have no option but to hand them over to ICC.

    The best bet for all the Kenyan leaders included in the list of ten and others who will be added once proceedings start is to be tried at home, in Kenya.

    My advise to Rift Valley leaders is this:

    Most of their leaders are young and time is on their side. They should let the party, ODM, handle all issues related to the Waki recommendations.

    They should not try to wreck the party or undermine the PM for they may need both of them tomorrow. Hon. Raila Odinga can be president X-mas. No one knows or can control the future.

    Let ODM retain a team of good lawyers and let those lawyers handle things for them. This is the way that things should be done and this is what the intelligent Kibaki boys must be doing – lawyers at work and the suspects saying little.

    The Rift Valley leaders should go on the offensive demanding that the special tribunal be set up and all those included in the list of ten and those implied must resign.

    The Rift Valley leaders should demand that unless all those mentioned in the list or are implied by the Waki report resign, their own leaders will not resign.

    The list of ten will obviously get longer because Kibaki and Michuki definitely belong in it and the Head of Civil Service who apparently took command of all security forces is a natural addition to the list. The Police Commissioner is also in.

    If the Rift Valley leaders demand this, they will wriggle themselves out of the corner that they are pushing themselves into right now.

    The Rift Valley leaders must realize that once the Waki process gets moving outside Kenya, they will become wanted men and they will never be able to travel outside of Kenya.

    Since Kenya relies heavily on international aid, the leadership of Kenya will have no choice but to hand them over even if that will be ten or so years from now.

    Once someone is indicted at the ICC, there is no statute of limitations and they will be wanted as long as they live.

    RIFT VALLEY LEADERS, DO NOT MAKE YOURSELVES THE SOLE CULPRITS AND DO NOT ACCEPT TO BE USED BY KIBAKI BOYS. WHY ARE THEY NOT TALKING?

    Obviously, this is a difference between intelligent approach and self-destructive approach.

    Hon. Raila Odinga cannot stop the Waki process so why are you attacking him?

    Who knows, it may turn out that Raila will be your saviour in the end.

    The reason why Hon. Raila Odinga has demanded that the Waki recommendations be implemented in full is because of the Naivasha killings and police executions and this is contrary to what the Kibaki boys are now telling the Rift Valley leaders,

    “Look at your leader. You supported him during the elections and now he wants you to go to jail.”

    If the Waki recomendations are implemented impartially and fully, Kibaki and Michuki will not survive. They will be swept down the drain by the Waki tsunami. Rift Valley leaders should be able to see this.

    From what I have read so far, the Rift Valley leaders who are mentioned adversely have unassailable defence. Kibaki and Michuki are very vulnerable.

    Let us all go for the Waki recommendations and all Kenyans will get justice.

  279. tnk says:

    hey kk hope you are doing well

    these are the issues ODM originally set out to tackle

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143998065&cid=14&j=&m=&d=

    unfortunately as of now, the PM and pentagon are embroiled in survival machinations of a few opportunists who jumped on the ODM bandwagon with totally selfish interests

    if not shouting about forming opposition its misplaced notions on being scapegoats.

    ODM needs to re-evaluate its leadership and begin to steer the boat. We still have a long way to go and its important to take control of issues now rather than boil over to a point that will be difficult to reverse.

  280. Railkamuodho says:

    Politicians have no control over the Waki report. The only thing they can try to do is to persuade Kofi Anan to stop taking the report to the Hague. Unfortunately, Kenyan politicians want to control all departments including the judiciary. They think that they possess brains bigger than everyone else. This thing will have to be put into the open. As to the case of whether the government survives or not, that is up to Kenyans and not the warlords to determine. All thugs- kikuyu, luhya, Luo Kelenjin and other few thugs must face the consequences of their actions. Like I said before, no one person should kill another however angry he or she maybe.
    By the way Kelenjin leaders will have to pay dearly for their sins inspite of the warlike postures they are portraying and baying for other peoples’ blood. This world is very small and whatever action they take, they will face the international law. They are behaving as though the world will watch and clap their hands even as the kill and maim.Not now not ever

  281. Railkamuodho says:

    Since the coalition government is the child of the international community, politicians should stop behaving as though they met among themselves and decided to save Kenya. The international community piled pressure on them untill they accepted to sign the peace accord. Even as we speak now, there are thousands of displaced people suffering in camps or ancestral homes because the government does not seem to care. There are Luos who went back to their ancestral homes from central and Naivasha and do not have a place to call home. Thousands of Kikuyus are living in squalid conditions in transition camps and Kalenjins continue to issue threats that they dare not go back to their land.
    Those mentioned in the report must face the international law. We do not care what ambitions they have for 2012 if they are killers. We the Kenyan people stand behind the AU, EU, US and the UN and want justice done. Never again should a person take an arrow or matchete to kill and brag around that he or she can kill and not face justice.
    Failure by the politicians to implement the report will meet the full extent of our wrath. Let their names be published and those concerned defend themselves. No discussion about that.

  282. Railkamuodho says:

    It is obvious that Kenyan politicians are only greedy for power. I like the following report.

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143998379&cid=4&

    I ask the Kenya media not to let us down. Please fight for the ordinary Kenyans. I also have a firm belief on Raila, Kibaki, Karua, Musalia, Kombo, Mutula Kilonzo and Kalonzo. Maybe God will use them to bring justice in Kenya. This is the best coalition for Kenya today.

  283. Railkamuodho says:

    Lets face it. Why do the Kalenjin behave as though they hold the country together? Why do they think that they can hold other tribes at ransom? William Rutoh has been using ODM for his selfish interest. I pit hon Raila Odinga for right now he is held hostage by this tribal group. His hands are tied and cannot take any action unless with the blessing of Rutoh. But let him be warned that the same forces that moved him and Kibaki to sign the peace accord will not relent untill they implement the Waki report. The Krieger and Waki reports holds the fibre of our nation. The faster that they implement the recommendations the better.
    Why do this guys think that they can behave with impunity and not be held accountable? We the Kenyan people want to see real action not stupid threats. If the Kalenjin do not recognize the report, why not tender their resignation from government which was formed by the international community help and go back to the bush to finish the job if they think they can do that? Remember I said during the crisis that Raila, Mudavadi were never involved in the planning and execution of the murders. Mass action neve meant burning of houses and killing and maiming of children. Those who carried these acts did so voluntarily and must face the music squarely

  284. Railkamuodho says:

    Remember I also pointed out that Luhyas never actually planned to murder Kikuyus or other tribes from their places. Only Kalenjin did so and even some Christian friends and educated lot supported the murders. Moi of course pointed out that today. Kalenjin will remember Moi for leading them peacefully unlike Rutoh who believes he can ascend to power through blood sacrifice.

  285. tnk says:

    railka

    reading this article

    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143998545&cid=4&

    i realise that kenya now stands on a very delicate balance of options. this requires boldness and wisdomas well as openness and true search for solutions. politicians from RV are speaking on behalf of their constituents.

    if you also read the recent upsurge in rebel activity in congo you also come to the realisation that the ethnic issues were not resolved and have now resurfaced (almost 10 years later).

    we have a very serious and delicate situation and this is getting worse especially since most politicians feel untouched by the magnitude of the problem so far. we have a choice to sit down and reason and come up with solutions that may not please everybody, but at least meet most people halfway or ignore and hard-nose the problem and then watch as it erupts once more into even more horrific violence.

    lets look at all the grievances and then address these alongside the criminal acts. paying too much attention to one and not the other will not help at all.

    lastly as long as kibaki is still at statehouse, the bitterness will never really end.

  286. Railkamuodho says:

    I agree on the last note that Kibaki cannot lead us out of this condition. Raila too cannot lead us impartially out of the situation. As you well know, Raila is a Rutoh stooge and will only do as the Kalenjin warlords demand. The Kalenjin feel that ODM is Kalenjin and vise versa. Only the international community can put pressure on politicians. Kenyans must know the truth of what transpired and all those mentioned relieved of their positions be they from Central province or Rift Valley. They must also get sometime in jail. If these leaders use their tribes to hide their crimes, they will definately use the same tacts in the coming elections because they know they can get away with the crime.
    Talking of Congo. This is a big country and the minority tutsi feel that they have been sidelined. And again general Nkuda was not invited into government like ODM was. Also if you look at it clearly, I see President Kagame’s hand in the war. Rwanda cannot feel secure as long as the murderers Hutus continue to operate from the DRC just like the Kikuyus cannot feel safe when Kalenjin worriors continue to issue threats with the support of the likes of Rutoh and Bett. But as I said before, the writing is on the wall and the time of reconing is now. While Rutoh calls himeself the reincarnated Samoei, he is not as big as he thinks.

  287. karanja kamau says:

    TRUTH WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL……

    TRUTH is something which cannot be twisted,buried or otherwise suppressed.
    WAKI REPORT should therefore be implemented so that the truth about what happened can come and then real forgiveness and reconciliaton can start.
    Ethinic tensions still remain and all we are doing is bury them,eventually they will burst open.
    SUGGESTIONS…..
    1. suspend coaliation and have another caretaker GOVT. which will handle,
    WAKI REPORT, NEW ECK, NEW CONSTITUTION,within 2 years then call
    fresh elections.
    2.CARETAKER GOVT. should comprise of all tribes,people with good integrity,
    scholars,businessmen, youth leaders,clergymen.

  288. Maru Kapkatet says:

    As we celebrate Obama’s victory, President Kibaki and the Cabinet should move fast to accept the Waki report and then pass the painful decree offering clemency to all the perpetrators of violence and crimes committed before, during, ad after the 2007 elections.

    Whatever happens in Kenya now will be amplified on the world stage. Crimes related to the elections of 2007 are huge and complex. To do justice will require a huge amount of resources and time.

    The Cabinet must take collective responsibility for offering clemency and President Kibaki himself must accept personal responsibility for the failure to provide a fair and credible general elections and to stop the violence that followed.

    The individual members of the Cabinet must accept responsibility for any role they may have played in the violence or in what led to the violence and ask for forgiveness.

    The AG should then be asked to draft a decree offering clemency to all involved in election wrong-doing of one form or another so that Kenya can move forward from here and not become a distraction to an Obama administration while at the same time keep Kenya moving in a circus and in the end justice is not serve.

    The AG’s clemency decree should seek to have an endorsement from representatives of the church, the civil society, and representatives of the bereaved families, the ODM party leadership, and the PNU leadership, and other stakeholders.

    The decree should then be accepted as the Kenya government’s action on the Waki and Kriegler reports.

    SOMETHING HUGE HAS HAPPENED IN THE WORLD AND KENYA HAS A LEGITIMATE CLAIM TO THE GLORY. IF THE OBAMA WIN CAN HELP US FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER AND MOVE ON, LET US DO IT NOW.

  289. Maru Kapkatet says:

    They were tears of joy that rolled down our eyes – the eyes of hundreds of millions of black people – to watch President Barack Obama win the presidency of the most powerful country in the world.

    But unlike the rest of black people elsewhere, Kenyans who truly love their country of Kenya, the beloved country that has legitimate claim to President Obama as one of their own, the tears of joy were mingled with tears of agony.

    Th tears of agony were sparked by the concession speech of Mr. John McCain. I have never heard such a gracious concession speech in my life. I kept asking myself why Kibaki did not accept defeat the way John McCain did.

    When Mr. John McCain realized that he was losing, he intensfied his efforts by holding more rallies and sharpening his attacks on Mr. Obama in the media. In Kenya, when Kibaki realized that he was losing, his men started checking the armories and placing emergency orders for weapons and bullets.

    Mwai Kibaki does not belong to the President Barack Obama’s era. Kibaki should try to get the new constitution enacted before the end of next year and then resign. It is an agonizing experience, heart-wrenching experience, to watch celebrations in Kogelo and remember the police executions.

    It is another heart-wrenching experience to read about the top catholic church of Kenya clergy be at the forefront demanding action on the Waki report. I have thought about this newly-found energy of the Kenya catholic clergy and wondered where they had kept it when children and women were being raped and killed (burning alive and executions).

    I know the answer. They have sat down at night (they can nevewr have meetings during the day) and and had expert legal help to walk them through the Waki report and how they can manipulate it so that their people are safe from prosecution while these Kalenjins are the ones to be convicted.

    As long as Kibaki does not step aside, the implementation of the Waki report will never be fair. Kibaki is one of the suspects. How then can he be the one to manage the implementation of the Waki report.

    Three Kipsigis MPs were assasinated and no one is saying anything about it.

    It is the a very sad thing to have Kibaki as president of Kenya especially at this time when President Obama is in the White House but there is hope for all Kenyans as well.

    There will be true justice for all Kenyans one day. Yes, we can. A time will arrive in Kenya when Kenyans will elect their leaders and the losers in elections will not place emergency orders for bullets but will resort to preparing gracious concession speeches like the John McCain one. Yes, we can.

    A time will arrive in Kenya when you can trust the judicial system to judge cases fairly and not bend it to catch only Kalenjins. Yes, we can.

    Kenya is blessed country. It is Kenya that has given the USA the first African-American president. Kenya is blessed. The days of the thieves and the hypocrites are drawing to a close.

    Yes, we can. A time is nigh when the will of the people will reverbrate from the lead and rule Kenya

  290. Maru Kapkatet says:

    HOW WILL KENYA AND EAST AFRICA (JUMUIA YA AFRIKA MASHARIKI) REAP MAXIMUM BENEFITS FROM THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY?

    This should be the question on the minds of Kenyan and East African leaders right now.

    Kenya has a National Economic and Social Council. The moment it grew beyond seven members, I lost confidence that it will ever be as useful as a leaner and sharper NESC would have been.

    Now, Mr. Barack Obama is the president of the USA. Eight years is a short time and the first four years of the Obama presidency will fly past very quickly.

    Kenyan leaders are busy writting letters and making phone calls after which they spend the next several months congratulating themselevs for getting President Obama’s attention.

    The African leader suffers from an incurable disease – a bloated ego – which often mars their vision. The African leader “knows everything”. They do not need to ask around and consult.

    First Lady, Michelle Obama, said of her husband, “When he does not know something, he admits it and he consults people who know”. This statement from Michelle defines everything that President Obama is.

    Why should our Kenyan leaders not try to emulate President Obama for the benefit of all Kenyans?

    Instead of the bloated NESC, the government of Kenya should spearhead the immediate formation of two teams or advisory councils. One of the councils should start examining ways of having Kenya reap the most benefits from the Obama presidency while the other council should be looking at how the East African Community as a whole may benefit.

    The advisory (more appropriately intelligence-gathering) council should comprise of individuals from both Kenya and the USA and those individuals should be top academic Kenyans. The other council should comprise of individuals from the entire East African community.

    There are things that can benefit Kenya more if they do them as a bloc of East Africa rather than as an individual country.

    The USA is an amazing country. As soon as President-elect Obama finished giving his great acceptance speech, smart Americans in the entertainment industry were already finalizing their plans to turn an Obama presidency into huge dollars.

    What does it benefit Kenya to claim that President Obama is one of their own while Kenya sits on the sidelines as other countries get favoured status attention?

    The Kenyan leaders do not know how to maximize returns from an Obama presidency. I do not know either but I am sure that in Kenya and the USA, there are many Kenyans who are willing and able to help their motherland reap maximum benefits from the Obama presidency.

    Kenya has the NSIS and the NESC. Should Kenya not borrow a few ideas from these two bodies and form a new research and analysis body to examine ways that Kenya can benefit from the leader of the world?

    Some Kenyan leaders have talked about increased trade between the USA and Kenya under President Obama. Surely, what more has Kenya to offer in terms of trade. What new products has Kenya developed to market in the USA?

    Textiles and agri-products have been the main goods being shipped to the USA. What new things can Kenya start sellingto a country that is GOING GREEN.

    I wish that our Kenyan leaders should focus on getting President Obama help Kenya move in the direction that China took. Today, China is a major manufacturing country. How did it get there?

    Similar to the airlifts of the 60s, Kenya should focus on education, and get the Obama administration help Kenya the way President Kennedy did by getting more Kenyans receive good educational training.

    Kenya should also seek to strengthen democracy and the rule of law in Kenya. Mr. Obama is president of the USA today because of democracy. Democracy is such a sweet thing and it can work in African countries too if our leaders can get a cure for their egos.

    I APPEAL TO MR. HENRY KOSGEY, KENYA’S MINISTER OF INDUSTRIALIZATION, TO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN THE FORMATION OF A BODY SEEKING TO BENEFIT FROM THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY.

    Unless Kenya seeks to move into major industrialization, she will be doomed to poverty like the majority of African countries. KIRDI is a slleping giant that needs to be woekn up and tooled.

    I wish that the Minister for Industrialization could examine KIRDI and get an audit of what they have been able to achieve and what they could achieve if they had the skills and equipment. If the needy areas that will enhance productivity of KIRDI can be identified, maybe Kenya could appeal to President Obama and he will listen and help.

    I have often dreamed that KIRDI should be at par with KARI in productivity. I have often dreamed that KIRDI should be on eof the major employers engaged in the development of various industrialization models for Kenya and East Africa.

    Yes, Kenya can become a major manufacturer in Africa. Kenya, you should now be asking yourselves how you can use President Obama to help you industrialize. Please, Minister for Industrialization, revamp KIRDI and exapand their mandate so that they can help Kenya become an industrialized nation.

    President Obama has empasized the need for greener industries and goods in the USA. UNEP is headquarted in Nairobi. How can Kenya combine these two facts into a beneficial venture for Kenya? I do not have the answer to this but one thing I am sure of is that there is an answer and a Kenyan or Kenyans somewhere have that answer.

    The Ministers for Planning, Science and Technology, and Industry should create the Office of Innovation immediately to coordinate efforts to come up with ways in which Kenya and then East Africa can benefit from the Obama presidency. There should be people in that office receiving and processing ideas.

    January 20, 2009 will come and four years will follow that date and at the end of those four years, Kenya will be on the same spot she is in now.

    One can never stop to look in awe at what Mr. Barack Obama has achieved and not marvel at what true democracy can give. How many great dreams and ideas die in Kenya, killed by brutality and tribalism and injustice?

    If only Kenyan leaders can put their tribalism behind, Kenya, too, can be the USA one day. It is the most foolish thing to do to give all the top jobs to your ethnic kin and to site industries in your region. IT WILL NEVER HELP KENYA.

    Some Kenyan leaders have been so foolish that they tried and stretch themselves to try and influence the USA elections in favour of President Obama’s rivals. Yes, Chinese bullets may work in Kenya for a time but they do not work in the USA.

    It is my wish and hope that the selfish Kenyan leaders can now see that some things are untenable and over time the people of Kenya will come together as one people and build their country – from the shores of Lake Victoria to the shores of the Indian ocean and from the game reserves of southern Kenya to the deserts of northern Kenya.

    ALL KENYANS ARE EQUAL AND EVERY KENYAN DESERVES EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND THE RIGHT TO LIFE.

  291. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Many thanks, President Obama, for what you have done for Kenya since your decisive victory over Mr. John McCain a few days ago.

    It was only one week ago that the good people of the great country of the United States of America elected you to be their president.

    You have not taken office yet, Mr. President, but already a welcome and positice wind of change is blowing across Kenya. Here are a few examples of the many positive things that have taken place in Kenya since you were declared the president-elect of the USA:

    1. Mwai Kibaki is now a humble man all through. He has been an humble man always but only on the outside. Inside, he would watch his people slaughtered and raped and he would not uter a word of disgust.

    Earlier this year, during one of your campaign stops when you were fighting with Ms. Hillary Clinton for thr Democratic Party nomination for presidential candidate nomination,

  292. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Dear President Obama,

    Many congratulations on your election to be the 44th president of the great country of the United States of America.

    And many thanks, Mr. President, for the many good things that you have already done for Kenya, the motherland of your father. You were declared the president-elect of the USA only a week ago but the wind of change that Kenyans have yearned for over four decades has started blowing across Kenya.

    I will cite a few examples of the positive change coming to Kenya:

    1. Earlier this year, Mr. President, while you were slogging it out with Ms. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party ticket for president, you were asked by the American media about what was happening in Kenya and whether or not you had been in touch with the Kenyan leadership.

    And this is what you said then, “I have been in touch with Mr. Raila Odinga and I told him that the violence has to stop. I have tried to get in touch with Mwai Kibaki but I have not been able to get him. The big problem that Kenya faces is tribalism”.

    These were your words, Mr. President. I may not have reproduced them verbatim but I am sure that I am 90% close to your exact words on that day.

    Mwai Kibaki was so arrogant that time that he had decided that he would not talk to Raila Odinga or you, Mr. President. He would only talk to President Bush and not to any lower souls and least of all a Luo or a Luo-descended soul.

    At the time you talked to Mr. Raila Odinga, Mwai Kibaki had just been sworn in at night. It was pitch-dark when he was sworn in after being installed on the seat by John, Augustine, and some mercenaries.

    The night swearing-in of Kibaki will be a big contrast to yours that will be in broad daylight and where millions will watch from within and billions will watch from around the globe. And this says a lot. We all watched you – billions of us – slog it out using words and ideas to win the presidency. In Kenya, the motherland of your father, it was a different story.

    I have digressed but I wanted to inform you, Mr. President, that a positive change has come to Kenya. We, in Kenya, have accepted Kibaki to continue being president but he had not changed his attitude towards Kenyans until now.

    Mwai Kibaki has always been a humble man on the surface but this belies a heart of stone that he has. While you were struggling, Mr. President, to talk to the Kenyan leaders to stop the violence earlier this year, Mwai Kibaki was watching people slaughtered by fire, arrow, machete, and bullet and women raped and he never uttered a word.

    Instead, even before the last victim of the violence had been buried, Mwai Kibaki authorized the payment of bonuses to the police, the same men who had gang-raped women. And today, Mwai Kibaki, carries himself as one of the respected world leaders – democratically elected in a peaceful country with a 10% economic growth.

    What an insult? The thing that give Kenyans hope is that they see a positive change coming to Kibaki. He now looks a humble man, outside and inside. Unlike the days that he saw you, Mr. President, as not worthy of his attention, Mwai Kibaki, is today keeping his phone by him all the time hoping and praying that you will call him again. A positive change, it is, and one that will be good for all Kenyans.

    2. The second change that has come to Kenya already, President Obama, is that Kenyan leaders are now requesting for crash courses on leadership, accountability, impunity, corruption, equal opportunities, and rule of law. Until your election as president of the USA, the Kenyan leaders often denied that there such words as impunity, accountability, corruption, rule of law, and injustice.

    The Kenyan leaders are also reaching for their atlases to check where the Hague is and calling Sudan, Rwanda, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina to check what a trip to the Hague means. For many years now, many Kenyans have been scared. I am scared too to be noticed in the streets of our cities. I have to be anonymous if I am to keep my life. But today there is a new breed of scared Kenyans – Kenyan leaders for whom the Hague is beckoning.

    3. The third change that has come to Kenya is that the man whom Kenyans elected in 2007 to be their president but was robbed of victory is now getting the respect he has always deserved but denied. PM Raila is our leader, our president in Kenya. In our hearts and thoughts, he is. He may not have been sworn in as the president but at least he should be respected because over four millions of us voted for him to lead us.

    4. The fourth change that has come to Kenya is that Francis Muthaura is deflating. Hopefully, by January 20, 2009, we will be having a flat tire.

    5. All Kenyans can also now proudly use the words – The President or Mr. President. For me, when you talk of The President or Mr. President, you are referring to President Obama and when you talk of the Kenyan leadership, you mean Kibaki. A thief deserves no honour yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

    Thank you, Mr. President. We wish you all the best and God’s guidance and care as you carry the USA and the whole world on your shoulders.

    Maru Kapkatet,

    Your Kogelo neighbour

  293. Railkamuodho says:

    The culture of impunity has to end. As you can see the Kalenjin continue to issue threatening leaflets to IPDs that they dare not go to their land and the government is silent and just watching. Did you see how Bashir is the Sudan did after being indicted by the international court in the Hague? The Kalenjin think they can hide behind their tribe and leaflets. Yes they can do that for a while, but when the international law catches with them, then they will see red and will shake in disbelief. The time when one could kill and get away with it is gone….. Forever!
    We all know that William Rutoh was squarely involved in the mass murder in the RV according to intelligent reports. He used his ill gotten resources to mastermind the ethnic cleansing in RV and went underground only to appear later with some maize sucks shedding crocodile tears at the IDP camp. There is too much incriminiting evidence to that effect that it will take clemency for him to survive politically.

  294. Railkamuodho says:

    Unfortunately Mr. Obama has no time to read some excreation on a third rate blogg. He is above parochial and childish politics that continue to awash our little brains.

  295. Maru Kapkatet says:

    The Rift Valley leaders should put emotions aside and think seriously about the future of their party and that of their top leaders.

    We all know very well that a case against Waki’s ten may not stand a chance of being tried at the ICC (one legal expert in Kenya has enlightened us on this) but the accusations are serious and strong to deal a blow to the two top Kanu and ODM politicians who have been mentioned.

    The PM may change mind and start speaking against the Waki report but the truth of the matter is that he cannot stop it from proceeding. The Waki thing will complete its course.

    The best line of defence for the Rift Valley leaders is to get the Waki thing out of the way at the earliest opportunity and to take an offensive posture as far as the recommendations and the whole investigation are concerned.

    If a tribunal is formed, it will be a painful thing for Rift Valley and indeed other parts of the country as well but in the end the leaders will be cleared of any wrong-doing and they will have enough time to rebuild their political ambitions.

    Mr. Raila Odinga was once detained after the 1982 coup attempt. Today, he is a respected leader and the people’s choice for president. Anything to do with the 1982 coup attempt has been forgotten. It will be the same with the Waki recommendations. Just like, Mr. Raila Oding was tried and cleared of the 1982 coup attempt, the leaders in Waki’s list of ten will appear before the tribunal and I have no doubt that they will be cleared.

    In my mind, if there is one Kenyan that should face justice at the Hague, it is John Michuki. All the evil and violence that took place in Kenya between June 2005 and February 2008 would not have taken place had it not been for John Michuki.

    IT IS BETTER FOR ALL KENYANS THAT A TRIBUNAL BE FORMED NOW RATHER THAN LATER AND HAVE IT SIT AND DISPENSE WITH THE WAKI RECOMMENDATIONS BEFORE THE END OF NEXT YEAR. THIS WILL GIVE THE ACCUSED LEADERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CLEAR THEIR NAMES AND REJOIN THE MAINSTREAM OF POLITICS IN KENYA.

    If the tribunal is not formed and the whole thing is taken over by ICC, then the accused leaders will have to kiss their political careers bye. No emotion and no walking away from ODM will ever stop the Waki process.

    When things are so serious as they are now, threatening does not do anybody any good, least of all those who are in Waki’s list.

    The list is now with Dr. Kofi Annan. He is only the temporary custodian. On whose behalf was Dr. Annan in Kenya to mediate the accord? Kenyan leaders should ask themselves this question.

    I strongly suspect that the Waki list is the property of the United Nations, on whose behalf Dr. Kofi Annan spent several months mediating the accord that was eventually signed by Hon. Raila and Kibaki.

    At the right time, Waki’s list will be handed over to the UN. IT IS THE PROPERTY OF THE UNITED NATIONS. PERIOD.

    Two unfortunate things happened in the general elections of 2007. Firstly, Kenyans were robbed of their God-given right as the person they elected to be their president was robbed of victory. Secondly, the ODM wave swept aside mature leaders and brought on board a bunch of immature ones who think that the world is steered by emotions and threats.

    Why have some mature and sober Rift Valley leaders not issued any threats? Some of the loud mouths that are issuing one threat after another would not be having the platform they are now abusing was it not for the ODM wave.

    I strongly believe that Mr. Raila Odinga is the best leader that Kenya has right now. We have all seen some the serious flaws that he has – tendency to favour his own tribesmen in key positions and a know-all attitude- but this man really cares for Kenya and I love him for it.

    If Kenya is to change for the better, Mr. Raila Odinga is the man to bring that change. If Mr. Raila Odinga does not ever become the president of Kenya, it is my prayer that somebody much better than him and that leader will not be a Kalonzo, Karua, Kenyatta, Mudavadi, or Ruto.

    I urge Kenyan leaders to be honest and list on a piece of paper the names of all the leading candidates for the presidency of Kenya and then examine each one of them critically. If they do it honestly using Kenya as the yardstick, it should not take them long to see who our BEST leader right now is.

    It is the most stupid thing to incite people to damage the environment whenever you have an issue with your boss. Tomorrow rivers wil dry up and there will be drought and millions of people will have to face hardships because you had to listen to your own bloated ego.

    IT IS VERY UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU TAKE A PEEK AT MANY RIFT VALLEY LEADERS AND YOU FIND IT HARD FINGERING A LEADER OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STATURE AND YOU LOOK AT OTHER REGIONS AND YOU HAVE NO PROBLEM FINGERING SUCH A LEADER.

    Please, our leaders, expand your scope and outlook. Look beyond your constituencies and province. See Kenya as your theatre of operation and whatever you do and say, have Kenya on your minds.

    The Mau Forest has to be preserved. Let the PM provide leadership so that an acceptable solution can be found. May our leaders not incite people but instead educate them about the need to preserve Mau Forest.

    I have heard some people make some valid observations as they loudly wondered why the Kalenjins living in the Mau complex are being targetted while Kikuyus living in the same area – around Mau Narok are being spared. This is a valid issue which should be discussed with the PM and other leaders.

    Some Kalenjin leaders are seing themselves as owners who will take the over one million Kalenjin voters with them wherever they go. Is this a Kalenjin disease? Mzee Moi was convinced that he could, like a sheperd, turn right and his flock would turn right with him and follow him wherever he goes. How grossly mistaken he was!

    I admire Mr. William Ruto and his leadership prowess and I support him with all my strength but I am convinced that he has to revise his leadership style and humble himself more if he is to become the president of Kenya one day.

    It is quite obvious that Mr. Ruto has a strong following amongst many ODM MPs who see the great leadership qualities that Mr. Ruto has. This is good for democracy and Mr. Ruto has every right to challenge Mr. Raila Odinga for the ODM leadership. For now, Mr. Raila Odinga is the PM and leader of ODM and there is a HUGE issue facing Kenya – the Waki recommendations.

    I would like to see Mr. William Ruto be the leader he is – not spoonfed by his colleagues and dictated on what to say and what stand to take – and sit down with Mr. Raila Odinga and find solutions.

    In a democracy, which we yearn for in Kenya, you use ideas, words and strategies, to win a leadership contest. You do not use threats. We watched the great President Obama lay out his strategies, deliver great speeches, use powerful words, and not once did he issue a threat.

    The Rift Valley leaders diminish their leadership stature by issuing stupid threats. They can walk out of ODM. They are not pedestals on which Kenya stands and we should not fear that Kenya is going to crumble if they leave.

    And where do they want to go? What are their options? UDM or Kanu? Did they go to see Kibaki so that he can tell them, “Okay, boys, you are no longer pumbavus, march to PNU or Kanu now”

    The Kalenjins have ownership of ODM. Do you leave your property for which your people have died for and go to UDM? Do you leave your property, ODM, for which your people have died for and go back to Kanu which you had abandoned?

    And why are the Kalenjin women MPs not speaking? What about the foremost Kalenjin elder, Mr. Henry Kosgey, what does he think of these threats.

    Instead of expending energy fighting the PM, the Rift Valley leaders should be searching for the best legal team to defend their leaders and should be demanding that the tribunal be set up yesterday.

    I STRONGLY OBJECTED TO THE FORMATION OF A COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE “ELECTION VIOLENCE” BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD DISTORT THINGS. I WANTED THE FORMATION OF A COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE “ELECTORAL FRAUD AND ITS AFTERMATH” SO THAT EVERYTHING IS PUT IN CONTEXT. THEY WOULD NOT LISTEN TO ME. NOW THEIR PARTY, ODM, IS FACING DEATH.

    You cannot blame Mr. Raila Odinga for forming the Waki commission to investigate election violence. Those who were in the mediation team recommended the formation of the Waki commission. It is ridiculous and unworthy of our leaders to now start implying that Mr. Raila Odinga influenced the formation of the Waki commission and its findings in order to stop Mr. William Ruto and Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta from seeking the presidency.

    I STRONGLY OBJECTED TO THE RETENTION OF THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE UNDER THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. I ASKED THAT IT BE PUT UNDER THE OFFICE OF THE PM. THEY WOULD NOT LISTEN TO ME. AND NOW THE PM IS CAGED. HE IS IN A DOG FIGHT WITH MUTHAURA.

    It is the problem of taking short-cuts.

    Yes, our leaders, take your short-cuts as you please but you cannot take a short-cut with the Waki recommendations. You can kill the Waki process in Kenya. You have the power to do it. The sad thing for some and the encouragement for others, though, is that the UN, for whom Dr. Annan was mediating on their behalf, will take over the Waki process and move it forward themselves.

    The United Nations will take ownership of the Waki Report next year unless Kenya acts.

    As far as I am concerned, if the tribunal is not formed as recommended by Justice Waki, then the political careers of some Rift Valley leaders is over and they will have only themselves to blame.

    One day, they will be saying that “if only we had acted soberly and with speed …” and some Kalenjin elder who overhears them will remind them that, “Kigile makilotee inda raa”

  296. Railkamuodho says:

    William Rutoh takes his tribe as a pawn. He is reminding us of how he moved them from Moi to Raila and how he can take the tribe again in his handbag to another party or individual. I am happy that there is no other tribe that is treated that way maybe only Luo and Kalenjin.
    The biggest mistake the Kelenjin made was to abandon Moi with the ODM euphoria. Kibaki would not have threatened them in any way. Maybe their future would have been brighter than now. And if Rutoh think that he is more powerful than El Bashir of Sudan, then let him go ahead with his combatant style. Bashir has his whole instrument of force in his side and yet the Hague sent a powerful message to him and has now declared a state of emergency. Kenyans want the Waki report implemented and if they are scared of doing that, then someone will do it for them.
    I welcome Rutohs show of his Kalenjin might and we wait to see the result. I wish the time passes out fast and the envelope is handed to the Hague and then they can continue with their posture to the international court which does not know Kenyans grandstanding political culture.

  297. Railkamuodho says:

    I meant that Bashir has declared “ceasfire” not “state of emergency”

  298. Railkamuodho says:

    Oh, one thing also, Rutoh’s following is confined to RV. He can only contol his tribe. He has not been tested elswhere. There is one thing that he cannot beat Raila Odinga on, the guts of knowing how to make the next politica move. Rutoh’s instinct is based on one thing only- fanatical following among his tribesmen.
    He will be beaten to the game when the PM forms another coalition for Kenya. If you do a poll today, Raila Odinga would beat any other politician by a huge margin. The Kikuyus trust Raila than Uhuru Kenyatta and most Kalenjin trust Raila over Rutoh. I bet my money on that truth and time will prove me right.

  299. Railkamuodho says:

    The assumption that Raila is interested in beating Rutoh in 2012 is based on speculation about the envelop and that Raila knows the names. Kenyan politicians are fools. They are only concerned about their wellfare. Remember last year those who are now in the system opposed huge salaries? Now they are fighting to retain everything and are not willing to pay taxes. What they are now displaying with regard to the Waki report is also selfishi.
    We all want to know the truth and that will only come out into the open when the special tribunal comes into play. How can those accused determine the due process of the law and whether the issues are real or imagined. And again if the clashes were spontaneous, how come that the Kalenjin continue to issue threats to those willing to go back to their land today and the children who have been forced to live a life of lies?

  300. Railkamuodho says:

    The assumption that Raila is interested in beating Rutoh in 2012 is based on speculation about the envelop and that Raila knows the names. Kenyan politicians are fools. They are only concerned about their wellfare. Remember last year those who are now in the system opposed huge salaries? Now they are fighting to retain everything and are not willing to pay taxes. What they are now displaying with regard to the Waki report is also selfishi.
    We all want to know the truth and that will only come out into the open when the special tribunal comes into play. How can those accused determine the due process of the law and whether the issues are real or imagined. And again if the clashes were spontaneous, how come that the Kalenjin continue to issue threats to those willing to go back to their land today and the children who have been forced to live a desperate lifestyle?
    http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143999417&cid=4&

  301. Maru Kapkatet says:

    IT IS CLEAR WHAT KIBAKI’S INTENTIONS ARE REGARDING THE WAKI COMMISSION:

    They will wait until February 28, 2009 and then set up a “special tribunal” to try the suspects in Waki’s list.

    While the setting up of the bogus tribunal is being acted out, another team is being readied to challenge the legality of the “Special Tribunal” as unconstitutional.

    Chief Injustice Gicheru will also be busy setiing up a constitutional bench to start hearing the challenge against the “Special Tribunal” and the first hearing will be held on March 1, 2009 and they will then adjourn until December 31, 2012.

    With this strategy, action will have been taken on the Waki recommendations and the the “due process will have taken its course”. The victims of police executions and gang rapes, and who are deemed to have been or are of no economic value, will have been served with the action on Waki report.

    In the meantime, the catholic church in Kenya will be praising the government for sticking to the “rule of law”.

    While all these are happening, they will be working on William Ruto to finish his job of wrecking ODM and hence stopping Mr. Raila Odinga from ever becoming the president of Kenya.

    For us, ordinary souls, we will be watching helplessly seeing a man who is a gifted speaker and leader go from a promising national leader to a tribal inciter.

    Who could have thought that the William Ruto who we watched travel around Kenya in late 2007 articulating the ODM platform has now been reduced to a destructive leader.

    He wants to destroy ODM. He wants to dry up Kenyan rivers and render millions of people desert residents.

    In a few short months, the William Ruto, who recently shared the podium with the great USA ambassador in Kenya erased the respect the world had for him. Mr. William Ruto, a very young leader, with a bright future before him and who could have wisely worked with Mr. Musalia Mudavadi and the two of them would have taken the leadership of Kenya later, is now in a rush to finish digging his own political grave.

    The UN is involved in the Waki process. The UN is involved in the conservation of Mau Forest. If you fight the UN on these two fronts, what political future do you have?

  302. Railkamuodho says:

    The only political card left to Rutoh is the word “MAJIMBO”. Unfortunately that is becoming a tired political word with little meaning. Kenyans are ready to forget the past and match into the future and the Judases must carry their crosses. Rutoh may have survived in the past by auctioning and missleading his brethren in Kalenjin diasporah. But their behavior in the aftermath of the 2007 election left a chilling message in the minds of majority of Kenyans.
    I can assure you here that no tribe in Kenya will ever trust the Kalenjin as a dependable political ally. If they could not help themselves in the 20plus years of Nyayo rule and could not retain respect for Moi, then I do not see them having any respect for anybody including Rutoh himselft. As the African tradition is so right, they will reject Rutoh and Koskei the same way. Watch this space. I have not seen any other tribe in Kenya disrepect their “JADUONG”. Think of Charles Njonjo, Charles Rubia, Kenneth Matiba, Masinde Muliro, Moses Mudavadi, William Omamo, Kariuki Chotara and other elders of different tribes, whatever political disagreements, they were still respected by their tribes. But Kalenjin, no they do not have respect for elders. Rutoh wants to subject the PM to the same thing that they did to Moi. But other Kenyans will not allow that to happen. We know that the only person who is qualified to unite Kenyans today is RAILA AMOLO ODINGA. I had a lot of reservation on him during the elections, but when he accepted to sign the peace deal, he got my 2012 vote.
    The next successful coalition will be made of the following people: Raila Odinga, Martha Karua, George Saitoti, Musalia Mudavadi, Danson Mungatana, Harun Mwau, Charity Ngilu, Paul Muite, Kiraitu Murungi, Nkaissary and a few others. They will tread the political landscape in Kenya like buffaloes. Raila like Barack Obama will beat any opponent hands down for the position of president.

  303. Yego says:

    Who tells you Rutto will be rejected…?Raila is in power in the name of who?watch this space, dont just write literature, but do some bit of intelligence and analysis.You guy who just a so betty and shallow minded.

    RUTO RULES AND HE LL BE THE KINGPIN

    KALENJINS ARE KENYANS LIKE YOU AND OTHERS.

  304. Yego says:

    They killed TOO,KONES AND LABOSO, now they are trying to kill the few surviving politically?you ve never seen the last of a kalenjin.

  305. Yego says:

    Whats the UN Maru?talk of what you know but dont just waste ua employeers time and resources pendling liars.The UN is not that special the way you trying to fortify, ask the insiders and you ll be shocked.

  306. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Kenya is a great country. Kenya teamed up on a 50-50 effort with the USA to produce the 44th president of the USA. Kenyan people are great. They have big hearts and big dreams. They are a peace-loving people and as we saw during the recent Beijing Olympics, Kenyans can be one people if they have the right leader.

    But the current Kenyan leadership is JUNK. Look at these:

    The other day, Mwai Kibaki, attended the funeral service of the late Reuben Chesire. Thank you very much. The late Chesire was a prominent Kenyan dairy farmer and businessman. He was a major participant in Kenya’s chase of the elusive 10% economic growth.

    A few days before the funeral service, an inmate at Kamiti maximum security prison was bludgeoned to death. His death missed Mwai Kibaki’s attention. The late inmate was a non-factor in the economic growth as he was a mere consumer of goods and services and it is for this reason that Kibaki’s eye was not caught by the story of his death.

    Even if Mwai Kibaki decided not to notice the story on the inmate’s death, he contributed to it albeit indirectly. The inmate’s death could have been prevented if Mwai Kibaki was capable of caring for all Kenyans, inspite of their circumstances and stations in life. I will give you the story.

    Before she left us, Ms. Lorna Laboso was preparing a report on reforms for Kenya prison system. The report was never completed and the reforms never took place. If Mwai Kibaki and his sidekick, Kalonzo Musyoka, had really cared for the welfare of all Kenyans, they would have seen the urgency of appointing a new Assistant Minister for Home Affairs to complete Lorna’s work on prison reforms.

    Like Mwai Kibaki, Kalonzo Musyoka cares for “Kenyans who matter” and who happen to be people with careers. When Kenyans made their wish on the Waki report that it be implemented, Kalonzo retorted, “IT IS PEOPLE’S CAREERS THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE, STUPID”.

    When Kenyans reminded Kalonzo that Kenyans were executed and women and children were gang-raped while others were roasted alive and justice must be done and seen to be done, Kalonzo could not see how serious these allegations were compared to the political careers that would be ruined. Kalonzo cannot bring himself to even imagine Uhuru’s political career dying just in the name of bringing justice to bereaved Kenyans.

    Kalonzo has bared his thinking for all Kenyans to see. I have often wondered why Kalonzo was not seeing the needed reforms in Kenya prison system as a matter of life and death. I have often wondered why Kalonzo was not seeing the fierce urgency of the prison reforms in Kenya. Now, I am in the know.

    I now know what Kalonzo’s frame of mind looks like. Kibaki and Kalonzo only see the top cream of society as the Kenyans who matter. Look at the attention they are giving the Waki report. The Waki report is now the single most important item of business for Kibaki and PM Raila but Kibaki does not see it that way.

    Instead, Kibaki is busy visiting. They are keeping Moses Wetangula very busy these days soliciting for invitations so that the now-dreaded Thursdays are kept full. And Mwai Kibaki is a very busy man on another front as well, marketing Uhuru Kenyatta to East African leaders.

    A few weeks ago, they were in Uganda. A few days ago, they were in Rwanda. Uhuru is minister for trade and this is being used as a cover. On all issues – trade, transportation, education, security, immigratiion, etc. within East Africa, the Minister of East African Community is the representative and the lead personality.

    Hon. Kingi has been relegated to obscurity while Uhuru plays a prominent role and the PM just watches and cheers. Tribalism is in Kibaki’s blood and bones.

    I am sure when Museveni, Kibaki, and Uhuru were alone, military and monetary support were solicited for Uhuru “to take over leadership in Kenya”. It could have been the same story in Rwanda. They cannot venture into Tanzania with similar requests because President Kikwete does not entertain it.

    As the half-written report that Lorna prepared sits on the desk of the Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, more inmates wait to be bludgeoned to death or to be infected with HIV and the men and women who gurad them continue to be stressed up. The much needed reforms are not Kibaki’s or Kalonzo’s priority.

    Kibaki’s priority is to raise the profile of Uhuru Kenyatta throughout the world. Kibaki’s other priority is his Muthaiga Club members. He has to serve them. The ministry of finance belongs to them. Like Mugabe, who is holding the entire people of Zimbabwe to ransom and watching them die of cholera or hunger as he clings to power, Kibaki clings to the ministry of finance.

    Helplessly, we watch and wait for his exit. Hon. Oparanya looks to me to be a very efficient man and could make a great finance minister. But as we all know now, a capable man such as Hon. Oparanya can only be minister for finance over Kibaki’s dead body. As Mugabe holds onto the ministry of home affairs, the ministry in charge of police in Zimbabwe, Kibaki clings onto the ministry of finance in Kenya.

    When David Mwiraria stepped aside as minister for finance, Kimunya was immediately appointed the substantive minister for finance. At the time, Kenyans were told that the ministry of finance is so important and there are some issues and agreements that an acting minister for finance cannot sign. Kenyans were told that a substantive appointment had to be made for the ministry of finance as a matter of urgency.

    John Michuki has been acting for several months. The story that was given in the case of Mwiraria is not being repeated. Apparently, the deficiences of an acting minister for finance do not apply when the man acting is of Kibaki’s tribe.

    THE MOST FOOLISH THING TO DO IN LEADERSHIP IS CLING ONTO THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE REJECTED.

    There will be Obamas in Kenya, in Zimbabwe, and throughout Africa. The young people of Africa want fairness and justice and equity. They have said no to tribalism.

    While Kibaki is clinging to his outdated way of leadership, Kenyans are ignoring him and moving ahead. If some things can be done at the ICC and not in Kenya, then Kenyans will do everything possible to get to ICC.

    You watch with anger when you see such an incapable man as Evans Gicheru sit and pretend to be the Chief Justice when the judicial system in Kenya has failed. You are even angrier when you know that in Kenya there are many Wakis and Kilonzos and Orengos who can give Kenya a working judicial system and who can preside in place of the challenged Gicheru.

    I HAVE GIVEN CRITICAL THOUGHT TO THE WAKI REPORT AND RECOMENDATIONS. FOR ALL KENYANS INCLUDING KALENJINS, THE BEST WAY FORWARD IS TO HAVE THE WAKI REPORT IMPLEMENTED FULLY AND NOW. YOU CANNOT RETRIEVE THE LIST THAT IS NOW SITTING WITH DR. KOFI ANNAN. YOU CANNOT STOP ACTION ON THE LIST THAT IS WITH DR. ANNAN.
    WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES OVER JNAUARY 20, 2009, HE WILL EXPECT ONLY THE BEST FROM KENYA.

    Kenya has to be ready when he takes over. Now is the time to put your house in order, Kenya. Justice Waki cannot be sued before Nyamu because the list is secret.

    Look at the Sudanese president. He is a wanted man at the Hague. The ICC did not ask the Sudanese police to investigate. The ICC investigated. We are now reading of reports that the ICC has already tasked some people to analyse and these are reports they have received from Kenya.

    Can Justice Nyamu stop the ICC from doing its work? Justice Nyamu is now making a name for himself as the man promoting criminality and impunity in Kenya. The question is: On whose behalf is he doing it? He absolved Saitoti from Goldenburg crimes and now Justice Nyamu may be testing waters on the Waki report. Kenyans will see how far he will go with this one.

    I APPEAL TO KENYANS EVERYWHERE TO START COLLECTING SIGNATURES AND TO TARGET ONE MILLION SIGNATURES. THEY WILL THEN WRITE TWO LETTERS TO ACCOMPANY THOSE SIGNATURES. THE TWO LETTERS AND THE SIGNATURES WILL BE SEND TO THE WHITE HOUSE ON JANUARY 21, 2009 FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ATTENTION.

    ONE LETTER WILL BE CONGRATULATING PRESIDENT OBAMA ON HIS ELECTION AS THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE USA WHILE THE OTHER LETTER WILL BE REQUESTING PRESIDENT OBAMA’S HELP IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF WAKI REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS, HELP TO FIGHT TRIBALISM AND CORRUPTION IN KENYA, AND HELP TO ENTRENCH ACCOUNTABILITY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, AND RULE OF LAW IN KENYA.

    I, for one, will be sending the two letters to the White House for January 21, 2009.

  307. Railkamuodho says:

    I am suprised that Laboso could transform the prison system in Kenya yet the government is barely 10 months now. Yes, we always display our ignorance in a thousand words. Yet wisdom is demonstrated through a few words.
    In the most powerful nation on earth, gangsterism is rapant. I understand in some American inner cities death occur in the thousands and the president cannot do a lot. I do not support insecurity because the family of the dead suffer, no but let the so called half-elitists come back to earth and contribute in the making of a new nation devoid of extreme tribalists. The Kenya Christian musicians did show how young people can come together for a common good course. Former president Moi continues to do exactly that through his development and nationalism. Meanwhile, Rutoh and Koskei continue with their tribal chieftancy and anti-Kikuyu gospel.

  308. Maru Kapkatet says:

    THE ONLY OPTION REMAINING FOR MWAI KIBAKI IF HE IS TO GO OUT IN DIGNITY RATHER THAN HUMILIATION IS FOR HIM TO LEAVE THIS COMING MONTH:

    Kibaki should do these:

    1. Cabinet shuffle. Appoint Hon. Raila Odinga as Vice President as well as PM. The Kenya constitution does not say no to this.

    2. Prepare a farewell speech to deliver on Jamhuri Day. In the speech, Kibaki will soften up and ask Kenyans for forgiveness for the massive deaths that have occurred while he was president and for the failure of the judicial system in Kenya.

    3. Kibaki will observe in his farewell speech that, the flocking of Kenyans to ICC at the Hague with reports and requests for justice, clearly show that Kenyans no longer have any confidence in his (Kibaki’s) leadership and in the judicial system in Kenya.

    4. Kibaki will disclose that when Vice President and PM, Hon. Raila Odinga, is sworn in as acting president, he will re-appoint Kalonzo Musyoka as VP.

    5. As soon as Hon. Raila Odinga is sworn in as acting President, he will make the following key appointments: Kalonzo Musyoka as VP and Minsiter of Northern Kenya, Hon. Henry Kosgey as PM, Musalia Mudavadi will be kept as Deputy PM and Minster of Internal Security, and Ms. Martha Karua will be appointed as Deputy PM and Minister of Correctional Services and Employment.

    Hon. Oparanya will be appointed Minister for Finance, Hon. Mutula Kilonzo as Minister for Justice, and Paul Muite as Attorney General.

    6. The new government under Hon. Raila Odinga will appoint a new Elections Kenya Commission to be headed by Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo and will set a timetable for general elections to be held in Kenya in March, 2009.

    7. In the meantime, the government of President Raila will ask the new Chief Justice, Mr. Philip Waki, to rework the Waki recomendations and set up a local court to try all the suspects involved in the electoral fraud of December 2007 as well as the violence that followed.

    That local court will also be responsible for taking a census of all youth that are being held in prisons in relation to the aftermath of the electoral fraud and determine their exact number. It is possible that the over 1,000 youth being held in prisons, according to some Rift Valley legislators may not be correct as some of the youth may have been executed and buried in mass graves in Ngong forest. Justice Waki failed to do a physical count during his inv estigations.

    8. The governement of President Raila will at the same time invite the ICC to come to Kenya and investigate crimes against humanity and the role played by John Michuki in those crimes. I have learned that among the reports Kenyans have sent to ICC at the Hague, there is one detailing the execution of about 500 Mungiki youth in Ngong forest.

    It is suspected that the Mungiki youth were executed by mercenaries brought into Kenya by John Michuki and that the executions were carried out under the command of the “Artur brothers”. The gang-rape of women and children and the executions of men and children by police while John Michuki was Minister in charge of police demand that the ICC be invlved in the investigations.

    Some Kenyans are seeing it. Some Kenyan leaders are seeing it. Others deny it. But the truth is that the Waki report and recomendations are unstoppable and they will force Kibaki out in humiliation.

    THE ONLY REMAINING OPTION FOR MWAI KIBAKI IS TO EXIT AND NOW WITH SOME DIGNITY.

    The Waki thing is going to pre-occupy Kenya for the next four years. Kibaki’s dream of 10% economic growth will never be realized. The world economic recession, which some fear, will turn into a depression and the failure of Mwai Kibaki to lead and give Kenyans justice will mean that there will be no handouts from rich nations and hence there will be nothing for Kibaki to justify his continued presidency.

    Rather than hold Kenya to ransom as Mugabe is doing, Kibaki should do the honourable thing and go now. Mwai Kibaki has admitted to Hon. Raila Odinga, in private, that it is him (Raila) who won the presidency in December, 2007.

    And there is no denying it. Mwai Kibaki has served Kenya with distinction in the past. Mwai Kibaki should be a gentleman and let Raila take over the presidency in a peaceful manner without further loss of life. It is for this reason that Mwai Kibaki should appoint PM Raila as the VP as well to facilitate a peaceful transfer of power.

    I love Kenyans who can make things happen and who can bring change. This is why I would like to see Mr. Paul Muite as Attorney General and John Githongo as Head of Civil Service.

  309. Railkamuodho says:

    I really have nothing to say but seat on my computer and wonder of what happened to our politicians. We must keep the pressure until these thugs come to their senses and pay taxes like we do. These are a bunch of unashamed thieves who will continue to steal from us and Kibaki and Raila will do nothing about it.

  310. Mike Okello says:

    11 Months down the line, someone is still insane with who won the elections, It is not wrong to dream, but if the dream time becomes too long, the one is mistaken for mediocrity. Kenyans have moved on, we are now focusing on the lawmakers and their Taxation.

  311. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Dear Mr. William Ruto,

    Kibaki and Uhuru are not people to do business – political business – with. In matters of government business, yes, you have to deal with them. On the Waki thing, yes you have to deal with them but you should be extremely careful that you do not give them room to lasoo you and tighten the noose. Always retain legal counsel on the side.

    Mr. William Ruto, stay put in ODM and support Arap Mibey. He is the only road for you and others to the presidency of Kenya. I had never understood Arap Mibey the way I understand him. What he says and does is what there is. Kibaki will give you one face to mislead you while his heart is at opposite pole.

    Look at the track records of both Uhuru Kenyatta and Mwai Kibaki.

    The year is 2002, Project Uhuru is launched by President Moi with an operating budget of KSh. 2 billion. The project fails.

    The year is 2007 (towards the end), Uhuru Kenyatta abandons his supporters in ODM and teams up with Kibaki. Arap Mibey, with your help, William, beats them both but they use force to steal the election. A bloodbath ensues, which they are now trying hard to blame it on you.

    On Thursday, Uhuru told the Kanu delegates, “do not resort to violence when you lose elections”. It would appear that he was talking about you, William Ruto.

    The year is 2008 (January to February), Project Cleanse Naivasha is launched at State House, Nairobi (Yes, you know them as well as I do, the brains who masterminded the operation). The route from Nairobi to Naivasha is cleared of all forms of traffic and people are torched alive in Naivasha.

    William, a similar thing happened in your town of Eldoret. The suspects who were behind the torching of the church in Eldoret were arrested and have been arraigned in court. William, have you ever heard that the suspects for the Naivasha episode have been arrested? Have you, William, ever been told who those suspects are?

    The reason, William, for a total blackout of the Naivasha torching of people alive being not in the news is to make the world think and believe that it only happened in Eldoret, the hometown of Mr. William Ruto.

    The Naivasha chapter of what happened in Eldoret will never be resported in the news. Check the media and tell me if you have noticed this being highlighted anywhere. The whole focus on Waki’s list has been turned on you, William. You are now being told to support Uhuru in exchange for your pardon. Do you accept to play this ludicrousness?

    The year is early 2008 still and Mr. Kalonzo Musyoka is fooled to support Kibaki in exchange for the Kikuyu vote in the next presidential elections. Kalonzo believed them until a couple of days ago that he started seeing how he was taken for a ride.

    On Kalonzo’s back, the following words have been stamped: Expired and Discarded. This is why Kalonzo is now reaching out to his sister, Charity. I foresee ODM-K dissolving at some stage so that one ODM can exist. William, you are an able leader. Do you want to abandon ODM and go to Kanu, which is dead? Arap Mibey is going to win the next presidential election with a landslide. Be part of that victory, William. Let the Kalenjins be part of that victory. Lead them there.

    I suggested several weeks ago that Mzee Moi should pass to the torch to you, William. I also suggested that Uhuru should be petitioning Moi to impress upon you to work with Uhuru. Did I mean that Kalenjins should support Uhuru for the presidency? No, absolutely not. I foresee dangerous zones and I want them brought into existence and then killed so that they do not pose any danger in future.

    Should Kalenjins and Kikuyus work together? Yes, absolutely. Indeed, all Kenyan communities should work together and live together in peace. Kenya is for all Kenyans. There are Kikuyus throughout Rift Valley and that is their home.

    One wise old man told me long ago that “Mugeni, one of the foremost Kalenjin foreseers, once said that the Kalenjins will keep pushing westwards until they hit a wall and then they will stop there before beginning to push eastwards”. Kalenjins will soon be able to see Nairobi from their homes.

    Mr. William Ruto, should you be working with Uhuru to support his presidential ambitions. NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. Uhuru is a desperate man and a liar. I suggested recently that Kibaki has been marketing Uhuru in Uganda and Rwanda. If you watch Kenyan politics very keenly, you will agree with me that this has been happening indeed.

    Before the leaders of Uganda and Rwanda, Uhuru is presented as the one and only leader who will ensure that there is no blockage of transit goods from Mombasa to Uganda and Rwanda. “Support Uhuru financially and militarily because he is the only one who will ensure that the blockades that happened earlier this year will never be repeated.” The support being solicited includes military support where foreign armies enter Kenya on the pretext of keeping the Mombasa to Uganda routes open.

    Similar trips will be made in future to Sudan and Ethiopia. On foreign soil, both Arap Mibey and you, Wlliam, are attacked but on home soil they solicit your help to wreck ODM and support Uhuru.

    Uhuru is not somebody to do political business with. He lied to Kalonzo Musyoka. Kibaki lied to the leaders of PNU affliate parties to kill their parties and unite in PNU in order to give Uhuru support.

    William, you are a great campaigner and you build ODM from scratch with the other leaders. Should you now give room to someone who is trying to thrive on lies?

    Arap Mibey knows so much of the evil things that Kibaki and Michuki have done. This is why there seems to be desperation to build Uhuru within Kenya and throughout East Africa.

    Kibaki has even convinced Arap Mibey to delay the appointment of Kipsigis Ministers. William, do you know why Kibaki is doing this. I will give you the reasons: The first reason is that Kibaki wants to put Arap Mibey in bad light with the people who supported him. He is trying to make the Kipsigis people get angry with Arap Mibey for abandoning them. The Kipsigis lost their ministers. What do they have to do with Kimunya?

    The second reason and the main reason is this: Kibaki is trying to get Amos Kimunya back into the Finance ministry, where Kimunya will continue with his fishy ways to build a war chest for Uhuru. Kibaki is buying time while his men bribe the MPs they can convince to support Kimunya.

    Kibaki may have asked or may be in the process of asking Arap Mibey to run to parliament and convince MPs to accept Kimunya as Finance Minister. It is a complex web of things and if each scheme falls perfectly into place as they hope, they expect to have billions of shillings (more than Moi’s 2 billion shillings budget) to finance Uhuru’s prsidential campaign. Kimunya is a realiable fund-raiser (he knows where to steal) for Uhuru’s presidential bid.

    Within the landlocked countries of East Africa – Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern DRC, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia – they will use scare tactics to extract funds from them to support Uhuru. They will be reminding them that only Uhuru will ensure that the routes from Mobasa to the border points will remain open.

    Mr. William Ruto, I have watched you and I admire your leadership abilities. You are a great leader and the best hope to join Mzee Moi as the president of Kenya hailing from the Kalenjin community. But, unfortunatlely, William, you are ruining your stature before the whole world. Carry yourself as a Kenyan leader and a world leader.

    Never turn to the rookie MPs from Rift Valley for advice. If you do so, your chances of one day leading Kenya will evaporate. You need to reach out to seasoned politicians, even TM Nick. You need to have a team of legal experts. You need a team of ordinary citizens. You need to reach out to Mzee Moi and have a chat with him. Keep no enemies. Keep Uhuru and KIbaki’s enticements at arm’s length.

    William Ruto, if you polled Kenyans eearly this year as to who their favourite leaders are. All Kenyans – Kalenjins, Luos, Luhyas, Kisiis, Coast people, North Eastern Kenya people and al others – would have ranked you together with Arap Mibey and Mudavadi as their top three favourites.

    If you polled the same Kenyans now, probably only the Kalenjijns would rate you high. Others wpuld not. Why? William, from my vintaghe point, I have watched you and I can confidently tell you that some rookie MPs who support you wholehaertedly convinced you that you are a better leader than both Arap Mibey and Mudavadi and that you should challenge them both.

    And you did so. You forgot, William, that those rookies cannot sway their communities. “haraka haraka haina baraka”, so they say, William. Bid for your time. It will come. For now, strengthen ODM. Arap Mibey and Mudavadi are your best route to the presidency. You are much younger than them and time is on your side. Do not be restless as the rookie MPs that are now serving as your advisors.

    I remain your strong supporter in times of joy and in times of challenges. I sincerely ask you not to let me and millions of others down.

    Maru Kapkatet

  312. Maru Kapkatet says:

    THIS IS GREAT FOR KENYA:

    1. Mr. Kibaki launches the Kwale International Sugar processing plant in Kwale

    2. Mr. Kibaki signs an agreement with Qatar to finance the construction of a port in Lamu

    3. Mr. Kibaki makes appointments in the military and those appointed are from different parts and ethnic groups in Kenya. They reflect the face of Kenya.

    These are positive developments and I applaud Mr. Kibaki for the new direction that he is taking. I will never be a critic for the sake of it but I strongly oppose the things and policies that I know will one day destroy Kenya.

    It is great to see the government of Kenya initiate major projects in different parts of Kenya and to recognize the important contribution towards nation-building by all Kenyans.

    Thank you for all these new initiatives Mr. President. It is my prayer and hope that we will continue to see more good things from you – things that will unite Kenyans and develop Kenya with no region left behind.

    I wish that all the Ministers could help the president by being productive and nationalistic.

    I have been watching some ministries and they are dormant and yet there is a lot they can do even on a small budget. The problem that many of our leaders have is to think of a project and want to get it completed overnight.

    Our leaders have to learn that they do not necessarily have to carry out a project to its completion before it is deemed succesful. Taking the first step is as important as commissioning a completed project.

    I think, for example, how the ministries of Fisheries and Housing can point Kenya in the right direction by taking the first steps. I would like to see the Ministry of Fisheries launch a project to carry out feasibility studies on establishing a fish processing plant in Kisumu.

    The Ministry of Housing is waiting for huge funds to upgrade the slums in Nairobi and in all other major cities and towns in Kenya. Those big funds may not be forthcoming. Why does the Ministry of Housing not get into the business of doing research to find alternative and cheaper ways of upgrading those slums.

    Hon. Shitanda, think research. You can establish a Housing Research Institute. Kari has done wonders for Kenya. Kemri has put Kenya on the map. Mr. Shitanda, you may want to check up Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and borrow one or two ideas from them.

    Many Kenyans live in grass-thatched houses, reed-thatched, corrugated iron-roofed or in makuti-roofed houses. Research could come up with improvements or better alternatives to these building materials. Grass and reeds are becoming increasingly hard to come by. Iron sheets may be very expensive in future to be affordable by rural folks in Kenya.

    The Kenya Housing and Urban Research Institute could come up with appropriate building materials for Kenya. Kenyan rural folk are in urgent need of help to come up with cheap alternatives to grass, rreds, and makuti roofing materials. Come to their aid, Hon. Shitanda. Do not focus on slums only. The cheap building materials as well as building space are becoming harder and harder to come by.

    The Ministry of Housing should be researching and developing a working building code. The Ministry of Housing should also develop exprtise in order to help Kenyans maximize on building space. The M inistry of Housing should be in the forefront developing homes models that Kenyans can use fro their own homes.

    The Minsitry of Housing can achieve a lot of good things even on a small budget. There are Farmers’ Training Centres in Kenya. It may not be a bad idea to also have Home Building Training Centres.

    Knowledge is key to development in any country. Thriving economies all over the world are knowledge-based. Kenya should be turning to their universities and research institutes to help Kenya grow.

  313. Maru Kapkatet says:

    PRESIDENT AHMEDI NAJAD OF IRAN TO VISIT KENYA:

    Many Kenyans may not pay so much attention to this announcement that President Ahmedi Najad of Iran has been invited by Mwai Kibaki to visit Kenya.

    I hope, though, that there those Kenyans in the academia who will dig deep and try to come up with facts on this proposed visit to Kenya by the Iranian president. It is my hope that the political science and international relations experts in Kenyan universities are working overtime to analyze the proposed visit and to answer the pressing question on how this visit came about.

    For me, the announcement has solved some of the mysteries that I have been wrestling with for many months now.

    1. MYSTEERY NUMBER ONE: Who were the mercenary Artur brothers who came to Kenya and terrorized Kenyans?

    This mystery is now solved. The “Artur brothers” claimed that they were Armenians. Several Kenyans including myself wrote or phoned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia to inquire on the two mercenaries that were terrorizing Kenyans and whether they were indeed Armenians. The Armenian government denied that they were Armrnian nationals.

    I then ask myself whether the two terrorist mercenaries had claimed that they were from Armenia when indeed they were from a neighbouring country. I consulted the Atlas of the World to check which countries border Armenia.

    One of the countries that borders Armenia is Iran. I became very suspicious that the two Artur mercenaries could be from Iran but then I dismissed this on the grounds that there was no contact between Kenyan authorities and Iran authorities. In hindsight, I can now see that I was wrong to assume that the Artur were Iranians.

    THE MYSTERY IS NOW SOILVED: The Artur brothers that tewrrorized and possibly massacred Kenyans were indeed Iranians and members of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards. After they were “deported” from Kenya, they went back to Iran and back to work in the Iranian elite group.

    2. MYSTERY NUMBER TWO: When and how did the Kibaki government first get to make contact with the Iranian government. One plausible reason is that Kibaki’s family may be the reason that President Ahmedi Najad is coming to Kenya. Ms. Wangui Mwai was in love with one of the Artur terrorists. when did they fall in love? Was it after the Artur mercenaries came to Kenya or was it before the merccearies came to Kenya?

    Wangui Mwai used to work with Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Is it possible that while doing her official duties she got to know one of the Artur brothers and they fell in love and then through her the Kenyan authorities invited them to help the government of Kenya eliminate some opponents.

    The resurgence of the Othaya activist coincides with the invitation to visit Kenya being extended to President Ahmedia Najad. This question could easily be answered if Kenya had a Foreign Affairs Minister of the late Dr. Ouko’s capacity and ability.

    The current Minister for Foreign Affairs is the second worst (in terms of ability) that Kenya has ever had. He is plain. He does not dig below the surface. He is not capable of formulation foreign policy for Kenya. He could not be the one that discovered that Kenya can do business with Iran.

    He has not even found it necessary to call a conference with Kenya’s former foreign affairs ministers and diplomats – Kalonzo Musyoka, Marsden Madoka, Bethwell Kiplagat, Sally Kosgei amongst others – and the current ambassador to USA to come up with a strategy for Kenya to benefit from the Obama presidency.

    The current Minister for Foreign Affairs could not, therefore, be credited with initiating the invitation to President Ahmedi Najad to come to Kenya and must have been only doing what he is told to do.

    I PUT IT TO MWAI KIBAKI THAT HIS FAMILY IS DOING FOREIGN POLICY FOR KENYA, AND JUST AS THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THE ARTUR MERCENARIES INTO KENYA AND AVAILING THE USE OF PRESIDENTIAL ESCORT VEHICLES TO THEM, THEY ARE NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR INVITING PRESIDENT AHMEDI NAJAD TO KENYA.

    I ALSO PUT IT TO MWAI KIBAKI THAT THE ARTUR BROTHERS ARE IRANIANS AND ARE MEMBERS OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONAY GUARD.

    I ALSO PUT IT TO MWAI KIBAKI THAT HE, LIKE THE MUGABE OF ZIMBABWE, HAS NO FEELINGS FOR KENYANS. KENYANS WERE TERRORIZED AND POSIBLY MASSACRED BY THE ARTUR BROTHERS, WHO ARE IRANIANS.

    THE FACT THAT ONE OF THEM FELL IN LOVE WITH WANGUI MWAI DOES NOT JUSTIFY THE INVITATION OF PRESIDENT AHMEDI NAJAD.

    Until the truth about the Artur brothers is revealed, Kenyans should be forgiven for thnking, analyzing, and coming up with possibilities.

  314. pato says:

    Maru,

    Tell your shrink he needs to up your dose of anti hallucinogens. Clearly, your grasp of reality is fading by each passing day…. 🙂

  315. karanja kamau says:

    MARU,
    I seriously think you should stop writting lengthy hearsay, unfounded, wrong articles and preserve the integrity of all real and hardworking bloggers whose sole purpose of this blog was to improve political enviroment of the country we love……..
    please preserve our blog for real issues and don’t let it go down in the dustbin of political irrelevance where many which were started with noble minds ended up.
    THIS IS BY NO MEANS A PERSONAL ATTACK I BELIEVE YOU ARE PEACE LOVING KENYAN.

  316. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Dear President George Bush,

    On behalf of millions of Kenyans, I extend my deepest gratitude to you and your administration for the enormous help you have given Kenya.

    In 2002, you invited President Moi to Washington and prevailed on him to retire and hold democratic elections for the next administration in Kenya. Moi obliged and the general elections of December 2002 were the only true and free elections that the republic of Kenya has ever held.

    Late in 2003, you invited the newly and democratically-elected president of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, to Washington and rolled out a very warm welcome to him and his delegation.

    The media wrote this of that visit:

    “President Mwai Kibaki, First Lady Lucy Kibaki and a large Kenyan delegation were given a warm welcome by President George W. Bush during their September visit to Washington. “Kenya is building a modern, prosperous and peaceful future,” the U.S. president said in welcoming the Kibakis on the south lawn of the White House. “In building that future it will have a partner in the United States.””

    At the time, you, President Bush was following up on the democratic elections that Kenya had held and you were hoping that by inviting Mwai Kibaki to Washington and offering him such a warm state reception democracy and the rule of law would be strengthened in Kenya. You said so and I quote, “Kenya is building a modern, prosperous and peaceful future”.

    In your humanity, dear President Bush, you did not know that you were dealing with a thief and a man whose heart is made of stone. You very well know what this man whom you had invited to Washington and given a warm reception would do to his people later in December of 2007 to February of 2008.

    You must be aware, President Bush, of the draconian laws that are being introduced in Kenya. You must also be aware that the Electoral Commission of Kenya Chairman, Samwel Kivuitu, and his fellow commissioners are still in office despite being partly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Kenyans.

    Today, because of Mwai Kibaki and his men, thousands of Kenyans will not be able to celebrate the birth of our Saviour with us. They are gone and they needlessly died. The only bright thing that those many lost lives bought for Kenya with their lives and blood are reforms and they are taking too long to come and signs are that more lives may yet have to be lost.

    I take this opportunity, President Bush, to remind you that Kenyans are determined and although the road is difficult to travel, thanks to Kibaki’s men including one Francis Muthaura, the people of Kenya will get there. Yes, they can.

    On Jamhuri Day, Kenyans demonstrated their resolve to have their country back by saying no to gagging and draconian laws that take away freedom of expression. Kenyans also demonstrated that they will say no to being fed artificial growth figures. kibaki had started saying that “Kenya’s economic growth is starting to slow from 7.5% to 4.5%.

    What a lie to try to feed to the people when they are dying of hunger. In my own contribution to my beloved Kenya, I implored the authorities to appoint a Minsiter to be in charge of FOOD SECURITY. Such a Minister would make sure that FOOD SECURITY, which should be defined in terms of availability and affordability is upheld in the same way that national security is being held.

    They would not listen to me. And I guarantee you, President Bush, that there will be massive food riots in Kenya in the not-too-distant future. The coalition government of Mwai Kibaki is triggered to action only by crisis. It is not a pro-active government.

    President Bush, you must be wondering whether there is something fundamentally wrong with African leaders. They love brutality. Their laws are based on brutality. Why do African leaders not try education and talking. Peaceful resolutions can be achieved by educating people and through talking and debates and by using the justice system.

    WHY ARE AFRICAN LEADERS GROUNDED ON BRUTALITY? WATCH THEM. THEY ARE ALWAYS ISSUING A THREAT. VERY FEW AFRICAN LEADERS WILL DELIVER THEIR SPEECHES WITHOUT SPICING THEM UP WITH SOME FORM OF THREAT.

    Even as Kenyans vigorously oppose draconian laws and even as they fight for food, a very ugly development is beginning to take shape. Mwai Kibaki has invited President Ahmedi Jenad of Iran to pay an official visit to Kenya, where he will be given a warm reception by Kibaki, a reception that will only be rivaled by the one Kibaki got in Washington.

    Many Kenyans are analyzing and trying to solve the puzzle of how this visit came about. Those Kenyans in the know have come to the conclusion that Ahmedi Jenad’s visit has been brokered and arranged for by Kibaki’s family. His daughter was public in her demonstration of love and affection for one Iranian member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards who came to Kenya under the aliases of Arturs and terrorized and possibly massacred Kenyans.

    Artur’s president and possibly relative, President Ahmedia Jenad, is now invited to visit Kenya to be thanked for his services to Kenya. What a stabbing in the back for Kenyans and especially the Kenyan women who were terrorized but will now be invited to Jomo Kenyatta International airport to dance for Ahmedi Jenad.

    It reminds one of the biblical account of King Herod who had John the Baptist beheaded for his daughter. King Herod’s daughter had danced so beautifully for King Herod and his guests that he promised his daughter that he will do anything for her.

    Herodia, King Herod’s wife (inherited wife), encouraged her daughter to ask the King to deliver John’s head on a platter to her and the King obliged. The question on many Kenyans’ minds now is whether they are witnessing a modern-day episode not too different from that of King Herod, his inherited wife Herodia, and her daughter.

    Could the people of Kenya be the John the Baptist in the proposed visit by President Ahmedi Jenad?

    On another note, I thank you, President Bush, for the hard-working amabassador that you send to Kenya. He has been a great friend of the wananchi of Kenya and if it were possible, I would request that his tenure be extended by the new Barack Obama administration so that this great man can continue to partner with Kenyans to complete the story and make its ending great.

    My worry, though, is that the new Secretary of State is Ms. Hillary Clinton. Her husband was quoted as praising Kibaki and publicly declaring in a tv interview that he would like to meet Kibaki. I ask and pray that Ms. Clinton will continue the good work of her predecessor and not be fooled by Mwai Kibaki.

    Mwai Kibaki is a gentleman and a humble man on the exterior. Inside, it is a different story as thousands of Kenyans who cannot be with us to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year testify.

    I also thank you, President Bush, for your great Secretary of State, Ms. Condoleezza Rice for the great help she has given Kenyans. What a great woman she is! I have no doubt in my mind that her exemplary performance in the key portfolio of Secretary of State convinced many Americans that Mr. Obama would make a great President.

    In concluding, I once again thank you most sincerely for all the help that you have given Kenya.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, you and First Lady, Laura Bush. I wish that you will be able to visit Kenya and meet the ordinary citizens of Kenya at a later date when we have a genuine president in Kenya.

    Yours sincerely,

    Maru Kapkatet

    PS Yes, my heart is burdened for my motherland. I think Kenya. I dream Kenya. I wish the best for Kenya. My only way to offload my burden is by analyzing and sharing in writting. If I could make Kenya great without saying or writting a thing, I would do so. If I could make Kenyans one people and a people who love their country dearly without saying or writting anything, I would do so. If I could make Kenyan leaders abandon tribalism and economic enslavement of their fellow Kenyans without saying or writting anything, I would do so.

    I have no hatred for anyone. I detest the actions of leaders who try to fool people. Be forthright and do what is right and just for everyone. Ask for forgivenes when you do wrong. Do this and I will be your friend and I will support you.

    I support PM Raila not because I know him. I have never met him. I have heard him speak on TV and Radio and there is nothing attractive to his voice or words. He is not an orator. But I support him because I believe that he can do for Kenya the things that I like. Everytime, I try to warm up to Kibaki he does something atrocious and I do not support him anymore. Why can’t Kibaki be as forthright the way Hon. Raila is?

  317. Turncoat says:

    maru you surely is a proffesional blogger

  318. Maru Kapkatet says:

    KENYA FOR SALE, ACCORDING TO MWAI KIBAKI

    By the time Mwai Kibaki leaves State House, he will have completely mortgaged Kenya’s sovereignty.

    1. Which leader, worth a grain of salt, in this world will import mercenaries to terrorize his own people – humble citizens hawking vegetables and fruits on the streets of Nairobi. Kenyans, check the past media reports of how the mercenary Artur brothers were chased by women in the streets of Nairobi. During the chase, the Artur terrorists would stop and point their guns at the women and they would be terrified.

    2. We are now being reminded of the deal Mwai Kibaki made to “donate” Kenya’s natural resource to the PM of Thailand for him to slaughter and enjoy with his guests.

    3. As if that is not enough, Mwai Kibaki is now revisiting Kenya’s past and recreating the painful slave era that Kenyans were subjected to. Mwai Kibaki is now donating a 100-mile coastal strip to the Sultan of Qatar. Mwai Kibaki may be thinking with nostalgia of the Sultan of Oman. And Mwai Kibaki is doing this in secret, keeping his Minsiter of Agriculture in the dark.

    4. And as if Kenyans are complete fools, that is a bunch of pumbavus, Mwai Kibaki “sells” the Grand Regency hotel, the property of the people of Kenya and he sold it in secret to Libyans although I am 100% sure that he and his buddies own it.

    5. The above four episodes are confirmed. What about others that have been reported like bringing mercenaries from Uganda to Kenya.

    Mwai Kibaki must be loving money (mbeca) so much that he has become completely blind to the fact that Kenya belongs to Kenyans. Mwai Kibaki appears to be in love with middle-eastern oil-producing countries. Has he not already invited the Iranian president to visit Kenya? Kenyans need to check to see what blood relationship there is between Ahmedi Nejad and the Arturs.

    There is no question about it. Mwai Kibaki will end up being the most hated Kenyan leader when he exits the presidency. My fear is that Mwai Kibaki will go down and take PM Raila Odinga with him. The PM has to stand up for Kenyans now and say no to Kibaki’s escapades.

    At times, one wonders whether Mwai Kibaki is really fit to lead. Is he not already senile. When he wants to get help, he is as meek as a lamb and as soon as he does not need someone, he is as brutal to them as an ungrateful donkey.

  319. Turncoat says:

    i agree maru,
    Safaricom, kenya railways and a host of parastatals soon to be sold. Kenyans are still wary of the side shows. Waki commision, Comm bill while the carpet is being pulled right under their feet.

  320. Maru Kapkatet says:

    MY X-MAS AND NEW YEAR WISH LIST FOR KENYA:

    1. That the Mugabes of Africa will exit from power by the end of 2008 so that Africa can begin a new era with President Obama in Januray 2009. The Mugabes have hearts of stone and do not care whether their people die or starve. They want the best for themselves and their friends and as long as these are being met, they see themselves as the best and only capable leaders.

    2. That Mwai Kibaki stop showing contempt for his country – a country that has made him what he is – and stop selling the country to the Libya, Iran, Qatar and other Middle East nations and indeed any other foreigners. Kenya belongs to Kenyans and they need to be consulted before a foreigner is allowed to own a piece of Kenya. No secret and cowardly deals, Mwai Kibaki. Be forthright like Hon. Raila Odinga is. What you see and hear from Hon. Raila Odinga is what there is.

    3. That Mwai Kibaki abandons his cowardice and malice and do things in the open. He goes to Doha with only Chirau Mwakwere to sell off 100,000 acres of Kenyans’ land in a deal that reminds Kenyans of the 10-mile coastal strip that was given to the Sultan of Oman and the Mazrui family.

    To date, hundreds of years later, Kenyans are living on the land as squatters. Why did Kibaki not take Agriculture Minister, Hon. William Ruto, if the deal involves the growing of food for Kenyans. If there is no money to build the second port in Lamu, shelve the idea for now.

    Since the deal was done in secret, one can only imagine that 50,000 acres were to be given to the Sultan f Qatar while 50,000 acres were to go to the Muthaiga club in the same way that the Grand Regency Hotel was “sold” – 50% to Libya and 50% to Kibaki and Muthaiga club friends.

    I wish that the Kenyan leaders could tap our university top academics to help analyze and come up with solutions. Kibaki should have requested our universities’ institutes of development and policy research along with Kari to study a number of possibilities of building a second port in Lamu and advise.

    This is why I look forward to PM Raila becoming the president of Kenya. He used the academicians to come up with the brilliant ODM manisfesto for the general elections of 2007. I have no doubt in my mind that President Raila will do things the way President Obama is doing and Kenya will benefit immensely.

    I support Hon. Raila not because of the way he talks and what he says but because of his heart for Kenya and his willingness to tap the top brains in Kenya for the good of Kenya.

    4. That Uhuru Kenyatta realizes that Kibaki has used him and abandoned him to lead a dying political party, Kanu, Uhuru should convince Mzee Moi that the only way to save Kanu now is for the party to merge with PNU and form NUKanu Party. The name NUKanu sounds like New Kanu but it captures the two merging parties – the Party of National Unity and Kanu

    5. That Kalonzo Musyoka realizes that he is exactly where he was in December of 2007 and that his ODM-K is a party of Ukambani only. I wish that Kalonzo dissolves ODM-K and rejoin ODM, where he has a better chance of one day becoming president of Kenya. Kalonzo may have made some wrong decisions in the past but he is not a monster like others in PNU.

    6. That the 27-member Parliamentary Select Committee will recommend that Kenya allows only a maximum of five political parties, to be named JP (Jamhuri Party), UP (Umoja Party), TP (Taifa Party), MP (Madaraka Party), and WP (Wananchi Party). I wish that Kenyans realize that all the diverse platforms amongst all the current zillion political parties can be captured and accommodated in a maximum of five political parties.

    I wish that Kenyans realize that having a zillion political parties does not enhance democracy and is not only very expensive for Kenya, in terms of printing election materials, but is also very confusing to voters. I wish that our leaders could simplify things for our people and save money.

    I wish that the Kenyan leaders will agree to a maximum of five political parties, whose symbols will be the Big Five animals of Kenya, and that the names will be allocated to ODM, NUKanu, Narc Kenya, and others by by the picking of a piece of paper from a lots box

    7. I WISH THE PEOPLE OF KENYA A MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS MUGABE-LESS KENYA IN THE NEW YEAR AND IN THE COMING YEARS

  321. Maru Kapkatet says:

    WHY ARE KENYAN LEADERS SPOILING KENYANS’ CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS?

    1. Mwai Kibaki, accompanied by his family including grandchildren, sends Christmas greetings to all Kenyans. Under normal circumstances, this would have been a welcome greeting from the Kenyan leader but he changed Kenya after December 27, 2008 and there are thousands of Kenyans who celebrated Christmas last year and are no longer with us. What about them? What about their families?

    Mwai Kibaki has never apologized for the deaths of thousands of Kenyans under his leadership. NOT EVEN ONCE HAS HE SAID SORRY. I WODER WHETHER HE THANKED THE DEFUNCT ECK COMMISSIONERS FOR THEIR HELP.

    Mwai Kibaki should have asked Kenyans to remember those thousands of Kenyans who died a needless death in the past year even as they celebrate this year’s Xmas. This would have been an appropriate message.

    As long as Kibaki does not apologize and acknowdledge the fact that needless deaths of thousands of Kenyans took place, that some of these Kenya who died would be now laughing and feasting with their grandparents, while the mothers would have been preparing the best meal of the year for their families, and the fathers would have been probably skinning a goat or chicken for their families, as long as Mwai Kbaki does not acknowledge these his Christmas greetings are meaningless and even an insult to millions of Kenyans.

    2. Cardinal Njue calls for dialogue on the Michuki Bill. For the Cardinal of Kenya, the most important thing now is the Michuki Bill. What about the lost lives? Should the Cardinal not have teken time to remember them and to ask Kenyans to uphold the bereaved families in their prayers?

    Is the Michuki Bill more important than the lives of Kenyans who were sacrificed so that the man from home can stay president?

    It is very sad that in Kenya, leaders are showing contempt for the people of Kenya. I would have expected Kenyans to treat this year’s Christmas differently and taken time in churches and in homes to remember our brothers and sisters – fathers, mothers, and children – who could not be with us to enjoy the year’s festivities and celebrate the birth of Christ.

    Let us not forget that even as we celebrate Christmas, there are new additions to the population of Kenya, babies who have been born to fathers who used their guns and power to rape helpless women. They are innocent ones, the babies, and have to be cared for by their scarred mothers, who must be living through nightmares every day as they look at their babies and recall what happened.

    Let us also not forget that there are women and girls who are now facing death from the deadly AIDS virus that they were infected with. Yes, Mwai Kibaki, it may be a time of joy for you but it is a time of pain to millions of others as the date draws near for them to relive what happened on that day one year ago.

    Mwai Kibaki, you can bring a lot of healing to Kenya by acknowledging and apologizing and assuring Kenyans that it will not happen again. Instead, you have shown that you are a man with a heart of stone. You deny that anything bad happened. Even now as we talk, you are planning to turn millions of Kenyans into squatters in their own country so that the Sultan of Qatar can grow the best food and fruits for his people.

    Mwai Kbaki can shut the deaths of thousands of Kenyans, under his poor leadership, from his mind and celebrate Xmas with his family in a business-as-usual fashion. The Catholic Cardinal of Kenya can choose his homily to ignore what happened in the last year.

    The Cardinal of Kenya can go a step further and instead of demanding the total withdrawal of the Michuki, aka ICT, Bill starts calling for dialogue but Kenyans know and hope that one day, there will be justice for them and truth and leaders who live by and talk truth and justice will lead them.

    Yes, there will be a day when all Kenyans will welcome Christams as a happy people.

    THE ICT BILL IS NOTHING BUT THE MICHUKI BILL. IT IS MEANT TO ABSOLVE MICHUKI OF ANY WRONGDOING IN THE TERRORIST RAID AT THE STANDARD BY MERCENARIES COMMANDED BY THE IRANIAN DUO AKA ARTUR BROTHERS.

    Mwai Kibaki, I say, if you want to send Christams greetings, send proper ones. Kenyans are not a bunch of pumbavus as you think.

    Cardinal Njue, I say, if you want to give a Christmas homily, focus on the most evil of what the people of Kenya have gone through and preach forgiveness.

    The Pope talked about the Mumbai attacks and the sufferings and injustices that many people have to bear. Why did the Kenyan Cardinal not remember the thousands of Kenyans who were killed after December 27, 2008?

    Why did the Cardinal of Kenya not remember the babies and mothers who are suffering and have to go through a life that was handed down to them by heavily-armed policemen, who received thousands of shillings in bonuses paid by Mwai Kibaki. While some of those who received bonuses gang-raped, others stood guard for Mungiki men to hack.

    And these events miss the attention of Mwai Kibaki and Cardinal Njue?

    THE TRUTH IS THERE. IT CANNOT BE BURIED. IT CANNOT BE MODIFIED. YES, YOU CAN BE ON TV WITH GRANDCHILDREN AND YOU MAY APPEAR TO BE THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD. BUT DEEP DOWN IN YOUR CONSCIENCE, I HOPE THERE ARE RAGING FLOODS OF GUILT, GUILT OF FAILURE TO PROTECT.

    I HOPE DEEP DOWN IN YOUR CONNSIENCE, YOUR MIND NEVER CEASES TO STRAY TO KIBERA AND YOU REMEMBER THAT IN THOSE SLUMS THERE ARE NEW BABIES, INNOCENT BUT UNPLANNED FOR, A LEGACY TO YOUR LEADERSHIP.

    PREACH THE GOSPEL OF MANIPULATION, MANIPULATION OF THE TRUTH AWAY FROM THE MOST EVIL EVENT THAT TOOK PLACE IN YOUR COUNTRY BUT THOSE BABIES AND MOTHERS IN KIBERA WHO ARE NOW LIVING WITH THE DEADLY AIDS VIRUS WILL FOLLOW YOU EVERY DAY.

    IF JESUS CHRIST WERE HERE TODAY, HE WOULD EXPECT THE CARDINAL TO FOCUS ON CONDEMNING EVIL AND BEING PROACTIVE AND DEMANDING TOTAL WITHDRAWAL OF THE ICT BILL, THE MICHUKI PROTECTION BILL.

  322. Maru Kapkatet says:

    ODM SHOULD NOT ACCEPT THE TERM “POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE”.

    The term “post-election violence” is a misnomer for the sad and unfortunate events that took place late 2007 and early 2008 and clears the names of the real brains and architects behind the violence.

    The committee working on the setting up of the special tribunal put in place the following minimum facts so that TRUTH can come out and give its judgement:

    1. The replacement of the term “Post-Election Violence” with the term “Presidential Results Dispute and Its Aftermath”. Unless ODM insists that the latter term be used, there will be distortion and the whole special tribunal process will be defective. It will give the impression that some ODM leaders had been planning violence whether Hon. Raila Odinga had been sworn in or not as president.

    2. The Special Tribunal should first establish the background so that the whole process is in context and it will do so by examining the activities of John Michuki and the Kibaki government since the results of the 2005 referendum were announced.

    From the day, the Orange side defeated the Banana side in the 2005 referendum, John Michuki and the Kibaki government started putting in place the pillars on which the ethnic violence, after the presidentail results were announced, came to be build on.

    IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE REFERENDUM COMES OUT CLEARLY IN THE TRIBUNAL OTHERWISE THE TRIBUNAL PROCESS WILL BE OFF-TARGET.

    Two issues related to the 2005 referendum come to mind:

    a) Mwai Kibaki and his government knew that the referendum had been divisive along ethnic lines but they did not do anything to address the dangerous divison. They allowed it to take root.

    b) For the first time in their lives, many Kenyans were introduced to the term “mercenaries” – the Artur brothers. They came to Kenya and were given kingly treatment. They terrorizzed Kenyans.

    Mwai Kibaki and his government did not bother to say anything even when Kenyans were seeking answers on the two mercenaries. This ommission by the Kibaki government proved to be very dangerous later when in January, 2008, Kenyans and especially ODM supporters started hearing that there were Ugandan soldiers – mercenaries – killing their people.

    Mwai Kibaki and his governement did not bother to address this dangerous claim and by their ommission prodded the people to defend themselves anyway they thought fit.

    3. The committee working on the establishment of the Special Tribunal must also avoid the following mistakes, which will plunge Kenya into complete chaos:

    i) MISTAKE NUMBER ONE: Allowing the NSIS and other government agencies to manipulate evidence or manufacture evidence in order to find Hon. William Ruto guilty. I have done my own unbiased and extensive research and there is absolutely no basis that Mr. Ruto’s name should be on Waki’s list. I could be wrong.

    I have reviewed the various youtube videos on ODM’s campaign trails and what I see is a confident and happy Mr. Ruto leading the ODM campaigns in Rift Valley. They were at Kapkatet in the last few days of the campaign and they were in Nairobi and they were dancing and happy and confident that Arap Mibey would be our next president.

    ODM must start collecting all the videos from KTN and Internet to use as proof that none of the ODM leaders was planning anything other than a huge celebration.

    NSIS and other government security apparatus must demonstrate beyond any reasonable doubt that they acted professionally and did not try to target only one community – Mr. Ruto’s community.

    Yes, they may have successfully stolen the presidency but they will not succeed in manipulating the special tribunal process and manufacturing lies.

    IN FACT, ODM SHOULD INSIST THAT JUSTICE WAKI BE APPOINTED THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF KENYA BEFORE THE SPECIAL TRIBUNAL IS ESTABLISHED. I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THIS MAN TO BE JUST AND INTERESTED IN NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.

    ii) MISTAKE NUMBER TWO: Accepting the Waki list even if it does not have the names of John Michuki and Francis Muthaura on it. What happened in Kenya from December 2007 to February 2008 was planned and precipitated by John Michuki. If he is not on Waki’s list, then the list is defective and must not be accepted.

    The ODM leadership should not accept the list that does not include John Michuki on it. The list should also include the name of Francis Muthaura, whom Justice Waki accuses in the Waki report of usurping the roles of Chief of General Staff, CGS General Kianga, and that of Police Commissioner.

    By usurping the role of the CGS, Muthaura denied him the opportunity to go on air and the print media to assure Kenyans that there were no Ugandan mercenaries in Kenya, if indeed there were none.

    iii) MISTAKE NUMBER THREE: The committee working on the setting up of the Special Tribunal will be making a huge mistake by rushing to set up the Special Tribunal without letting parliament into the loop.

    HOW WILL PARLIAMENT BE EXPECTED TO VOTE FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT/ADDENDUM SETTING UP OF A SPECIAL TRIBUNAL IF THEY DO NOT KNOW WHO IS ON WAKI’S LIST AND WHAT THE CRIMES THAT THEY ARE ACCUSED OF ARE AND WHAT EVIDENCE THERE IS TO SUPPORT THE ACCUSATIONS.

    Which democratic parliament in the world will be expected to sign a blank cheque. Even in the USA, Congress could not give bail-out money without getting the facts first.

    Before the constitution is changed, the MPs have to have all the facts before being asked to open the constitution. The facts have to be presented to them. Justice Waki himself qualified his recommendations by stating that he was not sure whether there was enough evidence or not. Parliament has to debate. There is no short-cut to justice.

    Kenyans must not lose sight of the fact that Mwai Kibaki himself has called Kalenjins “pumbavus”. He used the term in Eldoret and it was recorded by the media.

    WHAT KENYANS WANT TO SEE IS TRANSPARENCY AND REVELATION OF TRUE FACTS.

    The full truth about the violence that took place in Kenya can only be established, not by confining the investigative period to December 1, 2007 – February, 2008, but by examining all the relevant events that took place in Kenya after the 2005 referendum.

    The dangerous divide between Kalenjins and Kikuyus started in 2003. The dangerous divide is still there and Mwai Kibaki is not addressing it. He is ignoring it and pretending that it is not there.

    Look at what Kibaki is doing to heighten ethnic divisions. Recently, Mwai Kibaki signed a treaty with the Sultan of Qatar where a huge junk of fertile Kenyan land by the Tana river is given to the Sultan of Qatar.

    Someone recently remarked to me, “Why is Kibaki giving away land in Tana river and not in Nyeri?”.

    Another one remarked to me, “Seeing the way Kibaki is giving away land to the Sultan of Qatar, one wonders what would have happened had the Orange side not defeated the Banana side during the referendum. All the Trust land in Rift Valley and elewhere in Kenya would have been turned into gifts for the oil-rich Sultans”

    It is a meaningless exercise to establish a Special Tribunal now while the leader of Kenya himself is not doing anything to bring healing and minimize ethnic divisions.

    I read some accounts on BBC website and heard on BBC tv of two Kenyans – one had his arm severed by his attackers. He is a Kikuyu. The other man, a Luo, had scars from fire. He had been set on fire and his two wives and nine children were all killed. These stories bring tears to people but not to Mwai Kibaki.

    For him, nothing happened. It is business as usual. There was no violence. There are no Kenyans suffering.

    But I ask, what are Xmas and New Year celebrations when you have hundreds of thousands of Kenyans who are too afraid to return to their homes? How can you pretend that you will leave a reasonable legacy when you have already written one, a powerful one – one told by new Kenyan babies – babies born to rape – and Kenyans without limbs and Kenyans with scars on their faces and bodies and Kenyans who lost family members and Kenyans without homes – scars that tell the story of what you brought to them.

    How can you enjoy a drink or indulge in the that tasty stew when around the countryside and in camps, there are thousands of Kenyans with various types of scars, fearful Kenyans, some misiing limbs, others missing family members and others missing homes to go to and no one is comforting them and giving them hope.

    If only some notable Kenyan personalities such as Wangari Maathai, Bethwell Kiplagat, Sumbeiywo and many others had been given a chance, they would have helped heal Kenya. They were not invited to help. They were not allowed to help. The world should not be allowed to see that Kenyans have bitterness towards one another, this is not good for business and investments, so they said.

    The Police Commisisoner establsihes a task force to investigate the rape of women by policemen during the elections violence but when the bitter truth started coming out, the government of Mwai Kibaki moves fast to hush it up and abort the investigations.

    If only Cardinal Njue had put himself on the side of the suffering Kenyans and gone out of his way to travel to the every village in Rift Valley and elesewhere, along with other Archbishops and Bishops and to hold inter-ethnic masses and share meals, Kalenjins and Kikuyus together, Kikuyus and Luos together, Luyhas and Kikuyus together, Kisiis and Kalenjins together and so on, Kenya would have started healing.

    In Kenya now, there is calm on the surface. But inside, there is bitterness. Kenyans are a good people and it is not hard to reconcile them but an effort to do so is needed.

    On the one hand, you are establishing a tribunal to bring to justice those who masterminded the violence. On the other hand, the leader of Kenya is undermining the spirit and letter of that tribunal. He is doing nothing to heal and overcome the ethnic divide and by this ommision he is laying the groundwork for a future repeat episode.

    THERE IS ONE TRUTH THAT WE SHOULD NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF: NOTHING GOOD WILL EVER COME OUT OF A THIEF.

    They stole the presidency. Then they stole the Grand Regency hotel. Now, it is time to steal the people’s land.

    AND SURPRISE, SURPRISE, I READ IN THE STANDARD THE OTHER DAY THAT MICHUKI SAID, “HIS CONSIENCE COULD NOT ALLOW HIM TO LET MPS NOT PAY TAXES”. I DID NOT KNOW THAT MICHUKI HAD ANY CONSCIENCE – HIS MUST BE A QUEER ONE, CAPABLE OF TURNING ON AND OFF.

  323. Maru Kapkatet says:

    MWAI KIBAKI ASKED KENYANS THAT WE BEGIN A NEW CHAPTER THIS YEAR. WE CONCURRED WITH HIM AND WERE READY TO JOIN HIM IN REALIZING HIS CALL BUT THEN HE ATTACKS US. HE GOES BACK TO HIS OLD WAYS OF SEEING OTHERS AS PUMBAVUS BY SIGNING THE COMMUNICATIONS AMENDMENT BILL 2008 INTO LAW.

    HE JUSTIFIED HIS ASSENT TO THE BILL BY ARGUING THAT IT HAD CREATED JOBS.

    MWAI KIBAKI HAS DEMONSTRATED AGAIN AND AGAIN THAT HIS ECONOMICS IS OUTDATED AND ONE-DIMENSIONAL. IT IS THE DANGEROUS KIND OF ECONOMICS THAT WILL SUPPRESS AND DIVIDE KENYANS FOR MANY DECADES TO COME.

    ADOLF HITLER STARTED THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND MILLIONS OF JOBS WERE CREATED AND MANY NEW INVENTIONS INCLUDING THE ATOMIC BOMB CAME INTO EXISTENCE. EVEN MY OWN FATHER MANAGED TO GET A JOB AS A MEMBER OF KING’S AFRICAN RIFLES AND GOT THE CHANCE OF HIS LIFE TO TRAVEL ABROAD.

    SO BY KIBAKI’S ECONOMICS, THE JOBS THAT HITLER CREATED JUSTIFIED HIS PLUNGING THE WORLD INTO WAR?

    GIVE KENYANS’ SOVEREIGN LAND TO THE OIL-RICH SULTANS AND THOUSANDS OF JOBS FOR THE POKOMOS AND THE OROMAS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE ENTIRE NORTH-EASTERN PROVINCE WILL BE CREATED. THIS IS WHAT KIBAKI’S ECONOMICS PREACH.

    YOU VIOLATE AND CEDE YOUR SOVEREIGNTY IN ORDER TO CREATE JOBS?

    A REAL LEADER WOULD NOT AGREE TO VIOLATE THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THEIR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE EVEN IF SOMEONE WITH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WERE TO COME AND PAVE THE MOMBASA-NAIROBI-MALAVA HIGHWAY IN GOLD.

    BUT THEN MWAI KIBAKI IS NOT AND HAS NEVER BEEN A REAL LEADER. KENYANS WERE MISLED INTO ELKECTING HIM IN 2002. AS TIME HAS PROVEN, KIBAKI TOSHA WAS NOT A NON-STARTER IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    WITH THE MEDIA BILL NOW A LAW, KIBAKI MUST BE TELLING HIMSELF THAT THOUSANDS OF POLICE AND SKILLED JOBS WILL BE CREATED TO MEET THE REQUIRED MANPOWER NEEDED TO SUPPRESS KENYANS AND DISMANTLE THE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND NETWORKS.

    THIS IS WHAT KIBAKI’S ECONOMICS TELL US.

    LET GENUINE DEMOCRACY AND RULE OF LAW TAKE ROOT IN KENYA AND OPPRESIVE LAWS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED. DO NOT CHEAT PEOPLE BY STEALING ELECTIONS AND THERE WILL BE NO NEED FOR EMERGENCY RULE.

    YES, KENYANS WILL HAVE A FRESH START. IT COULD BE THIS YEAR OR NEXT YEAR. BUT THAT FRESH START WILL ONLY COME WITH KIBAKI’S EXIT FROM STATE HOUSE.

    MWAI KIBAKI IS ABOUT EIGHTY YEARS OLD AND THERE IS NO WAY THAT GREED AND TRIBALISM THAT HE IS MADE OF CAN BE REMOVED FROM HIM AT THIS LATE STAGE IN HIS LIFE.

    THE MUGABE OF ZIMBABWE SIGNS A POWER-SHARING ACCORD BUT EVEN AS HE IS IN THE PROCESS OF SIGNING, HE IS BUSY, AT HIS PRIME AGE OF 84 YEARS, BUSY LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CHEAT AND MAKE THE ACCORD MEANINGLESS.

    THE MUGABES OF KENYA SIGN A POWER-SHARING ACCORD IN WHICH THE PM’S SHARE OF POWER IS CLEARLY SPELT OUT BUT EVEN AS THE ACCORD WAS BEING SIGNED. MUTHAURA WAS BEING PRIMED TO BE THE GHOST PM.

    IT IS A SAD DAY FOR KENYA THAT PARLIAMENT DISMANTLES THE ECK ONLY FOR THE MUGABES’ INSTRUMENT TO BE ACTIVATED TO DEFEAT THE WISH OF KENYANS, BY SNEAKING BACK INTO OFFICE THE DISGRACED AND FOOLISH BUNCH OF MEN WHO AGREED, IN THEIR GREED, TO BE USED IN A SCHEME THAT HAS SEEN THOUSANDS OF KENYANS DIE.

    UNTIL KIBAKI EXITS FROM POWER, KENYANS HAVE TO KEEP PRAYING AND HOPING FOR A FRESH START, FOR THE CHANGE THEY SO BADLY NEED. IN THE MEANTIME, THEY HAVE TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT LEST ALL THAT THEY HAVE ARE TURNED INTO GIFTS FOR FOREIGNERS.

  324. Maru Kapkatet says:

    FIRST CASUALTY OF 2009 AND LAST CASUALTY OF 2008:

    State House Comptroler, Mr. Hyslop Ipu, becomes her first victim of 2009, exactly six years from the date of her first recorded victims. Same date, same venue on the eve of 2004, two lady ministers became the first victims of a physical assault orgy that would continue unabeted to date.

    The media puts it diplomatically by stating that the State House Comptroller was “frustrated”. For everyone in the know, mere frustrating of somebody is foreign to her. She WHACKS neatly and hard across the face.

    I can only imagine that Mr. Ipu took time off to recuperate. I hope he did not forget to pick a P3 form and have it completed by his doctor for records and future action.

    Psychiatrists and Psychologists who have been keenly following her aggresive bevahiour should have concluded by now that there is always something that triggers her into violence.

    I suspect that the assault on the State House Comptroller, Mr. Hyslop Ipu, who hails from Tana River district must have been triggered by the recent revelation that the residents of lower Tana river basin could soon find themselves designated as squatters after their land had been given to the Sultan of Qatar in return for petro-dollars.

    She must have decided that the story came to the public limelight through Mr. Ipu and she may have come to this conclusion based on the fact that the State House Comptroller comes from the area and must be alarmed at the idea of his people becoming landless.

    It si possible that in the plan, she had hoped to acquire thousands of acres of land for her family along with the Sultan of Qatar.

    My worry now, knowing very well that she does not forgive is the safety of Mr. Ipu. She does not forget. Mr. Ipu should seriously ask for a transfer to Harambee house or else he risks more griveous bodily harm in future.

    Although I am not surprised that she is still going strong at the thing she knows best – whacking men and women neatly and hard across their faces – I never thought that the boundary of one outgoing year and another incoming year brings doldrums to her and she unleashes violence on those she deems to have committed crimes against her and her family.

  325. Pablo says:

    Well it is a matter of time, I was pretty sure that the GCG wasn’t going to last. We know Kibaki very well, Sometimes i wonder what sort of a man he is one who cannot decide for himself, i feel sorry for him, but what we were after was to stop the wanton destruction of lives as spake he the PM in January 2008 which Kibaki and the PNU brigade on the contrary never seemed to have seen or acknowledge for they dont have the human heart, take for example Wenangula how he speaks, what about Poghisio, haha ….and don’t ever forget aka Mutua I mean these are as you may allow me to use this terms “clones in the circus” people who cant read signs in the wall and they purport to be future leaders I wonder who goes to the ballot box to vote them in?!!!. Kenyans we need to wake up and shine, I know and you know and the whole world is aware that our democratic rightfully elected leader was deprived from us but is it the end of the road no?. This is the time and indeed a very ripe time for us to start sharpening our deadly weapon for pure change that we sort, are seeking and are just about to get. There is Light at the end of the tunnel. I hear some people complaining that arap mibei has been bought but i can only tell you fellow Kenyans watch the space. The battle is still up and high and don’t be surprised in the near future if we cross Jordan river to the promised land, kuteleza sio kuanguka so we can stand and start all over again. What we need to be sure of is that our votes are Eveready anything may happen in the near future and we need to show the whole world again how the game is played, who can forget Uhuru sentiments, Moi, Karua, Michuki I mean come on men we need not to forget so easily. Brothers from Nyanza be awake and alert lest the thief come by the night and steal our glory, Brothers from Riftvalley the way is one the future is Orange we know what Arap moi deed and we know what he is after, Western bros hoyee we need it we have got it why waste this humble opportunity Coast we are one in the quest, Nairobi msilalae bado mapambano, NorthEastern we have a ministry now thank God what if we had the whole share as it was just ours but a robbery with violence deprived us I mead Eastern provinceyou saw what happened you don’t need to be cheated stand up and vote for policy change not your tribal cahoots we need food in Ukambani Kalonzo was in Mois govt the Mutulas what else will they promise you think twice you need a new leadership that will bring a meaningful change in you lives Central Kenya why grapple with he Mungki menace yet it is your leaders who are the brainchild of this disease that has bedeviled the province since its inception we need to change they way we think about other pple this Kenya is for ever one of us not for Odinga’s, Moi,s, Kenyatta,s, Kibaki’s or any other person’s family it is our Land in totality and we need to take charge. Vote for policy vote for people who can change the way work is done and the way Law is spelt out in this country. Wakenya msilale Bado mapambano.

  326. tnk says:

    this is not right

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/512240/-/u1893x/-/index.html

    and yet we can carve out parcels of land to Qatar. Something wrong with that picture

    also the idea that alternative to maize/change of staple diet from maize etc does not address the problem of failed / poor rains, even the other crops will still be adversely affected.

  327. Turncoat says:

    Who won the Kenyan Elections ?
    Can we really say that we miss what we really never had in the first place ?
    I know that we are missing the following things though :

    In most of the progressive civilizations today …….teachers and policemen are the best paid individuals in the society. As a taxpayer (and Neva Wannabe M.P)i say pay them triple their salaries, even if it means taxing me more.

    ODM – USHURU

    – Opportunity to grow. Controls in this day and age should not stifle innovation and growth. By controlling the prices of fertiliser and Unga and failing to cultivate new frontiers will work againgst us. This country grows at 4% p.a yet our agricultural activities grow by 0.8 %p.a. Uzeni udongo……. Mwishoye Mtakulahuu.

    ODM – MBOLEA
    ODM- SQUATTERS

    – Economics (Adam smith) – well i know that i not the most learned kenyan- tells us that no economy has ever taken off without FOOD SECURITY. It is said the Army moves on its belly. So does the Nation. THE AGRARIAN REVOULTION. BLUE AND GREEN REVOLUTION in China and India respectively came as a result of the Food crisis they faced during the brief Indo-China War.
    MR. POLITICIAN NEXT TIME YOU COME TO MY CONSTITUENCY I WILL NOT BE ASKING FOR A HAND OUT BUT WAY TO IMPROVE THE FOOD SECURITY.

    ODM-UNGA

    ORENGO HOW COULD YOU NOT SEE THE GAPING HOLES IN THE CONSTITUTION WITH REGARD TO THE GGC. I BEGINNING TO WONDER IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT GUY FOR THE JOB. YOU ARE LAYING ALL YOU CARDS ON THE TABLE TOO SOON. THE MUTHAURA GAFF IS A CASE IN POINT.

    ODM – CHUNGA

  328. Maru Kapkatet says:

    FRANCIS MUTHAURA IS A BIG FOOL.

    Like Samwel Kivuithu, Francis Muthaura is a tool that George Saitoti and John Michuki are using to frustrate the PM. Samwel Kivuithu was used. He is now disgraced.

    Francis Muthaura is no match for the PM. Millions of Kenyans support the PM. Francis Muthaura will never be elected an MP. Sally Kosgey was the Head of Civil Service and she was intelligent. She was her own manager. And that is why she continues to serve Kenyans in politics.

    The interview the PM gave to the Los Angeles Times clearly demonstrates the great leader he is and the great leadership he will provide Kenya. I will read and read that interview many times because each time I read it, I get to know Hon. Raila Odinga better.

    Despite the many hurdles that have been placed on his path, the PM soldiers on. He is not bitter. He is not slowing down. He is not abandoning the cause. He has paid a heavy price in that he has lost the use of his eyesight in the fight for a better Kenya.

    YOU ARE A GREAT MAN, HON. RAILA ODINGA. KEEP GOING SO THAT KENYA CAN SOON REALIZE A CHANGE SHE BADLY NEEDS.

    Ticks hang onto the skins of cows but one day they fall off. It is a shame that someone of Francis Muthaura’s experience in the civil and diplomatic service and the kind of education that he has have not enabled him to serve Kenya and not George Saitoti and John Michuki.

    There is no way that George Saitoti will ever become the president of Kenya. When campaigns are launched, he will be shreded into pieces.

    There are leaders like Kalonzo Musyoka who are seeing and doing everything short-term. PNU is a concoction that Kibaki is holding together and whereby bribe are being used to buy support.

    It will fall apart immediately elections are called and George Saitoti, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Uhuru Kenyatta will move on to become bitter enemies.

    Saitoti may continue using Francis Muthaura to fight the PM but one thing Saitoti should realize is that Kenyans are watching and will oppose any formation of secret police squads.

    There are many methods that worked for Moi and which Saitoti may be trying to copy. Such methods will not work in the Kenya of today.

  329. Maru Kapkatet says:

    MZEE MOI, PLEASE RETIRE FROM POLITICS – WRITTEN, SPOKEN, ACTED – SO THAT YOUR SON, GIDEON, CAN EMERGE OUT OF YOUR SHADOWS.

    President George H.W. Bush set an example when he retired and left the centre stage of politics to his son, George W. Bush, who went on to become the president of the USA and the great friend of Kenya. Your contempoary in Kenya who has departed us now also retired to allow his sons to grow.

    It is not a good thing to be speaking against an old man but a time comes when the old man has to be told off if he is getting in the way of things that matter most to the people of Kenya.

    Mzee Moi, we need to remind you that, in your entire 24 years of presidency, you score 3 out of 10, with most of those 3 marks coming from your first three years in office and your last year in office, when you held truly democratic – free and fair – elections, the only democratic elections that Kenya has ever had in her over 45 years as a nation.

    If Kenya is to prosper, if Kenyans are not to kill one another in the not-too-distant future, the way Kenya is governed has to change radically. Only one man has the capacity and motivation to bring that change and that man is Hon. Raila Odinga, the PM of Kenya currently.

    I support PM Raila not because I expect any favours from him but because I have studied the Kenyan leadership very well and I can foresee what lies in store for Kenya if a particular leader takes office. He is our best leader now. He is truthful. What you see is what you get. He makes mistakes but he is ready to be corrected.

    OP is nothing but a useless office unless it can serve. OP is not an oxygen cylinder that enables Kenyans to breathe in an oxygen-deprived environment. If OP is scrapped today, Kenya will be better off.

    In 2003, I reminded Kibaki that he will go on to become the greatest president of Kenya if he can put in a little effort and complete the process of enacting a new Constitution for Kenyans. I also suggested then that if Kibaki could just point Kenya on the path to industrialization and unite Kenyans, then he would have inducted himself into Kenya’s Hall of Best Presidents.

    Instead of listening to the people, Kibaki allowed himself to be controlled and driven by greed and tribalism. Today, as we speak, Kibaki is the worst president that Kenya has ever had. It is my prayer and hope that he will be the worst president that Kenya will ever have.

    In 2003, Kibaki started his presidency with put on the table for him to make a great leader. Had he put greed and the politics of fear and tribalism aside and appointed Hon. Raila Odinga as his VP, Kibaki would have united all Kenyans and I doubt if anyone would have offered to challenge him.

    Even those Kenyans who had supported Uhuru Kenyatta in the December 2002 elections quickly shifted their attention to Kibaki. In Western province, they were calling him, “Shivachi” and counting him as one of their own.

    I used to overhear some whispers amongst some Kalenjins who were starting to suggest that Mwai Kibaki is actually a Kalenjin with Kalenjin names that got corrupted somewhere along the way. They suggested that Mwai means oil/ointment in Kalenjin and is also used to refer to a person who is humble. They went on to suggest that Kibaki is actually Kipaki and Kip is a common prefix to names of Kalenjin males.

    There was a lot of evidence, early 2003, that Mwai Kibaki was headed for greatness. It did not take long, however, being the weak leader that he is before greed and tribalism overtook him. The result of this unfortunate impriosnment to greed and tribalism is what you see on newspapers today and in the streets and homes of thousands of Kenyans – bereaved families, disfigured individuals (some without limbs, others with cuts) and thousands of dead Kenyans.

    Mwai Kibaki is done. He is digging his own hole deeper. He has the best opportunity to redeem some dignity if he serves Kenyans first and foremost by working closely with Hon. Raila Odinga to maximize the use of the few resources that Kenya has. Sadly, Kibaki is squandering that opportunity by serving Saitoti and Michuki instead.

    Why steal maize meant to relieve starving Kenyans? Mzee Moi can help Kenyans by encouraging his former associates to help the Kibaki-Raila administration not repeat the mistakes that they made. Moi’s boys stole billions of shillings and thousands of acres of land from Kenyans but they are not fulfilled. They live under fear.

    Kibaki’s boys are busy doing the same now and they hope that Saitoti will become the president so that he can protect them. I have bad news for them: Saitoti will never become the president of Kenya.

    Which Kenyan, in his or her right mind, would cast a presidential vote for Saitoti? Do people think that Kenyans are going to lose their memories soon so that when the next presidential elections are held they will vote for a man who stole billions of shillings from them?

    Is Saitoti not the Minister in charge of Internal security now? Did he not take over from Michuki and did the execution of Kenyans not continue after he took over? Was Joe the Heckler not running for his dear life recently because the secret police squad were hot on his heels?

    Mwai Kibaki and Mzee Moi, this is the time for the two of you to put things right. Mzee Moi, retire or start preaching to Kbaki men that it is a stupid thing to do – steal from your people.

    What Mzee Moi says causes no harm as people do not listen to him anymore but it is an irritating distraction. Mwai Kibaki, redeem yourself and do not serve Saitoti. He cannot make it. Hawezi.

    The picture in Kenya is very clear now. Everything that Muthaura does is instructed by Saitoti and Michuki and the two are holding the innocent people of Kenya hostage. Muthaura cannot make a decision without express instructions from Saitoti and Michuki, the two co-presidents of Kenya.

    IT IS SAITOTI AND MICHUKI WHO ARE RULING KENYA. MWAI KIBAKI STARTED HIS PRESIDENCY WITH MURUNGI AND MURUNGARU AS THE DE-FACTO JOINT PRESIDENTS OF KENYA. MWAI KIBAKI IS ENDING HIS PRESIDENCY (KENYANS TERMINATED IT ON DECEMBER 27, 2007) WITH SAITOTI AND MICHUKI AS THE DE-FACTO JOINT PRESIDENTS.

    Kibaki is not there. He has been largely not there since December 30, 2002.

  330. karanja kamau says:

    PULL OUT OF COLIATION……

    ODM should pull out of cgs so that we can have fresh elections.

    why?

    1. There is nothing which can be done in this atmosphere, RAO keeps
    saying coaliation disagree on/off which is true. The only difference is in
    kenya there is deep hate and resentment between two sides that it’s
    not only disagreeing but outdoing each other at the expense of
    poverty/hunger starved kenyans.

    2. Issues like importation/corruption in maize deal, the oil corruption deal
    the losers in the above scenarios is us kenyans, because money is
    being stolen and because we don’t have a structured govt. you can’t
    tell who is saying the truth or not…………this is because ODM will
    blame PNU and PNU will blame ODM.

    3. The parliament we have they ony think about themselves and their
    pockets……taxes…
    As for constitution/ECK they will only cater for their interests and
    blame each other for their failures ……..
    CASE IN POINT …..MEDIA BILL….. i really detest the bill….but we
    only came to know about it when it was raised in public WHILE
    EVERY MP WAS SILENT/ABSENT WHEN IT WAS DISCUSSED TALK
    ABOUT POLITICS….

    TO BE CONT’D…..

  331. Maru Kapkatet says:

    STATE HOUSE MEETING OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009:

    Present Mwai Kibaki, John Michuki, George Saitoti, Uhuru Kenyatta, Kiraitu Murungi, and Francis Muthaura.

    Before the Chinese Minister of Commerce came and after he left, the five (EXPANDED GEMA PENTAGON?) talked. What were they talking about? Why was Saitoti there? Why was Kalonzo Musyoka there? Why was Mudavadi not there to represent ODM?

    Kalonzo has ambitions but he is not seeing what is happening now. The government is being run by the six Gema stalwarts. They make decisions. They use Kalonzo to fight for them. To them Kalonzo is just one grade higher than Mutua, the spokesman.

    Raila, you have to make some decisions even if they are painful ones. They are stealing and offloading the blame onto ODM. Kalonzo, they are using you and when it comes to some important decisions, they do not want the VP to be anywhere near.

    The Chinese Minister gave money for a hospital (no Ministry of Medical Services representative), for a maize-processing facility in Bomet (no Min istry of Agriculture representative), and for rehabilitation of JKIA-City-Gigiri highway (Chris Obure was not invited).

    IT IS BACK TO 1976 AND THE CHANGE-THE-CONSTITUTION IS BACK IN A MODIFIED FORM.

    Unless the PM and ODM get things straightened, they will continue to sit on the outsie looking in while decisions are made by the heterogenous GEMA Six and blame for corruption is bandaged on their backs.

    Unless Kalonzo starts seeing now, he will be alone with no one else other than his Ukambani supporters come the next presidential elections.

  332. karanja kamau says:

    TALK ABOUT WHAT U KNOW….. THAT’S WHY WE NEED MATURE AND HELPFUL DISCUSSION…….

    1. MUDAVADI IS IN INDIA WITH RAO.

    2.MICHUKI SIGNED 747 GRANT IN HIS OFFICE.

    3.WHERE DID U GET INFORMATION THAT ALL THE ABOVE MET

    TALK ABOUT ISSUES WHICH WILL HELP US UNITE…AND FIGHT POVERTY, HUNGER AND JOBLESSNES

  333. Turncoat says:

    As we celebrate OBAMA’s presidency. Let us all remember it started with a well paid and respected teacher in Kogello.

  334. Maru Kapkatet says:

    TO THE STANDARD ONLINE:

    Please publish the OBAMA SPECIAL EDITION in pdf format like the Waki Report. Consider assigning some individuals to do the complete story including contacts that President with President (Yes, he is our president) Raila and produce a permanent document for our keeps.

    Please expand the Obama Special Edition publication and include all the pictures and stories that you have been publishing on President Obama, starting from his Kenya visit of 1987 and give more background info on Kogelo.

    There are many people (Kenyans and non-Kenyans) who would like to have the Obama Special Edition as a permanent library document. This is the biggest thing that has happened to Kenya and The Standard Online can be part of the myriad of organizations preserving THIS GREATEST MOMENT IN OUR HISTORY permanently.

  335. Pablo says:

    Well, Kenyans like deceiving themselves, i wonder who in this world does’nt know what happened in Kenya. Mutula Kilonzo misled Moi until the last minute now he thinks he will succeed by misleading Saitoti, Uhuruand Kalonzo. It is a shame to even call these lot Kenyans. Kenya is known for its intelligent pple but there are afew crop of dirty minds like the ones i have fore mentioned who think they can any longer take Kenya and Kenyans for a ride. Kenya of today is different the mass are informed politically, economically and socially you try to mess them around they will mess you up too just like what happened in Dec 2007. We can no longer be fooled those who think they can misuse the constitution to joy ride over the sweat of others forget about. You mess us because you are a lawyer we know the right way to deal with you. Just give it a shot and we show you how it is done. Bwana Mutula we know you are a Lawyer but even us as the mass we know what the law states and we can very well interprate it even more than you can do it so please slow down and watch the space you are next on line be careful my friend. If issues are wrong they are wrong and we must speak about it. Muthama who is wide mouthed in blaming the PM over the hfamine in Ukambani what has he done himself about it. Muthama is a thief, a smuggler and we know very well his involvement in the golden berg scandal watchout my friend we are keen on the unfolding events and we shall be seeing you answering charges in court very soon. My Ukambani brothers ask this one muthama to explain himself instead of misplacing blames. He is a smuggler then he cheats us that he is mr. clean by paying tax from stolen money i mean Kenyans we need to be abit serious why should we allow these kind of crooks to keep on duping us. wake up

  336. Turncoat says:

    Teachers hoiye

  337. Maru Kapkatet says:

    THANKS BE TO GOD FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THANKS BE TO GOD FOR KENYA AND MY GOD TRANSFORM MZEE MWAI KIBAKI SO THAT HE CAN GIVE KENYANS THE LEADERSHIP THAT THEY DESERVE

    In a few hours President Barack Obama will become the 44th president of the USA.

    We have watched the various functions and listened to this great man, Barack Obama, and whose name is also to be found in a small village in Kenya, the village of his late father, Barack Obama.

    It has been difficult for many of us to stop re-listening and re-listening to speeches and re-watching and re-watching videos on the various functions that President Obama has been on as he awaits his inauguration.

    As a Kenyan, I cannot fail to thank God that tomorrow, Kenya, who in the past has been better than the USA only in long-distance athletics, can share in the glory of the inaguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the USA.

    Sadly, though, as I and fellow Kenyans glory in the moment of tomorrow’s inaguration, we cannot forget the sufferings of fellow Kenyans.

    I plead with Mzee Mwai Kibaki to make the January 20th not only the day he feels proud on behalf of all Kenyans for Barack Obama but also the day he changes his type of leadership.

    I plead with Mzee Kibaki to put Kenya before friends and stop corruption once and for all. If Mzee Kibaki can take time to listen to his own conscience and his children, he will realize that Saitoti, Michuki, Muhoho, Wanjui, Muthaura are indeed stumbling blocks and who are denying Kenyans a good government.

    I plead with Mzee Mwai Kibaki to detach himself from his friends, many of whom have shown that they are incompetent workers but greedy thieves.

    I plead with Mzee Mwai Kibaki to work with Hon. Raila Odinga, a man who has demonstrated again and again from Moi years that he will never undermine “jaduong” or his boss.

    I remind Mzee Kibaki that those around him and who are calling themselves his friends and advisers are actually driving his leadership to the ground and shredding his leagacy to pieces.

    I remind Mzee Kibaki that tribalism is a potent agent that will break up Kenya. If Mzee Kibaki can take time to take stock of the events that have taken place recently, he will come to the conclusion that Kenyans are dangerously divided now more than ever.

    There are many Kikuyu families that cannot go back to their homes and land either because they fear for their lives or because they are not wanted by their neighbours.

    I can tell Mzee Kibaki that the future is even worse than now and many Kikuyu families will suffer. There are many Kalenjins whose feelings towards the Kikuyu people are hardening day by day seeing the way Kikuyus are favoured by the government.

    The PS, Ministry of Energy and the PS, Ministry of Agriculture, are still in their jobs despite their role in the recent multi-million shillngs corruption. They are still in office because they are of Mzee Kibaki’s ethnic group. The managing director of the Kenya Airports Authority is still in office and yet a damning performance report on him has been released. Father Muhoho is in office only because he is from Mzee Kibaki’s tribe and is a great friend of Kibaki.

    These things Kenyans see. In the end, it will be the ordinary Kikuyu families that will suffer.

    I refuse to believe that Mzee Kibaki was not aware of the oil and maize scandals. Knwoing Kenya politics the way I do, I will not hesittate to suggest that the Gema Six (Kibaki, Uhuru, Saitoti, Michuki, Murungi, and Muthaura) planned and sanctioned the PSs in the Ministry of Energy and Agriculture to use junior officers, and who are their tribesmen, in those ministries to steal now before President Obama takes office.

    I ask Mzee Mwai Kibaki, “Mzee, is this kind of leadership worthy of an oldman like you, of a man with your record?

    Yes, Saitoti wants to be president. Yes, Uhuru wants to be president. Yes, they want to raise money for their campaigns.

    I ask Mzee Mwai Kibaki, “Mzee, why do you not leave Saitoti and Uhuru to plan their own bids for the presidency. Why are you allowing your friends to steal from poor Kenyans?”

    The PS in the Ministry of Education has proven time and again that he is incompetent and yet Mwai Kibaki reatins him. The PS in the Ministry of Education is still in office only because he is from Kibaki’s tribe and home district.

    The PS in the Ministry of Education have punished children for no reason. Why should there be anomalies in KCPE results every year? Teachers are now on strike. Yes, Mzee Kibaki can blame Knut but Knut is doing the job teachers hired them for. The PS in the Ministry of Education is a complete failure and he could not negotiate with the teachers meaningfully and I doubt if teachers trust him anyways.

    Overall, Mzee Kibaki has filled top governement positions with men from his ethnic group and sadly the majority of those men are incompetent and some of them are shameless thieves.

    I BEG MZEE KIBAKI TO SIT DOWM WITH HON. RAILA ODINGA AND CHANGE THE WAY KENYA IS RUN AND PUT COMPETENT AND HONEST PEOPLE TO RUN MINISTRIES AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS.

    I remind Mzee Mwai Kibaki that we will petition President Barack Obama (and there are many ways available to Kenyans who want to do so) to help Kenya so that Kenyans can also enjoy a government that serves the people (government of the people by the people for the people) and not a government that serves the insatiable greed of a few and a chosen ethnic group.

    Tribalism is a recipe for chaos. Mzee Mwai Kibaki, please let people live together in peace as one and one way to do this is by not giving preferential treatment to memebers of a particular ethnic group.

    Today, in the Kenya of Mwai Kibaki, Gema is supreme and top Gema civil servants are above the law.

    While many Kenyans may not have noticed it or some may have taken it as a mere coincidence, I saw the State House meeting in which only Mwai Kibaki, George Saitoti, Uhuru Kenyatta, John Michuki, Kiraitu Murungi, and Francis Muthaura were present. These six individuals are well-known adherents to Gemaism.

    their exclusive meeting says a lot. The fact that only them and no one else, not even the Vice President, Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka, was present tells a lot. The fact that they were meeting alone, the six of them, with a Chinese Minister is very scary.

    One wonders if any covert orders for weapons and ammunitions were placed to China.

    I plead with Mzee Mwai Kibaki not to engage in these types of things because Kenyans everwhere are not “pumbavus”. They will defend themselves.

    LET JANUARY 20, 2009 BE A HISTORICAL AND MONUMENTAL DAY FOR THE USA AND KENYA BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

    ALSO LET JANUARY 20, 2009 BE A HISTORIC AND MONUMENTAL DAY IN KENYA BECAUSE, INSPIRED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE KENYAN LEADERS GIVE KENYANS THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE AND END TRIBALISM, GREED, CORRUPTION, AND IMPUNITY.

  338. karanja kamau says:

    CAN YOU STOP EQUATING KIBAKI CRONIES TO ALL HARDWORKING,POOR KIKIUYU……..
    MARU YOU ONLY THINK TRIBAL POLITICS CAN YOU HAVE SOMETHING NEW SIR ….. WHY DO YOU THINK FAVORISM KIBAKI SHOWS TO FEW CONNECTED PEOPLE HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH VAST GOD LOVING KIKUYUS..
    MK….
    YOU ARE PLAYING WITH FIRE AND IT’S PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO PROPAGATE THIS LOOSE TALK …..AND WHO LED TO MAIMING OF INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO WERE KILLED JUST BECAUSE THEY CAME FROM KIBAKIS TRIBE….WHILE MANY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW HIM OR HAVE ANYTHING FROM HIM…..

  339. pato says:

    Karanja,

    You belong to a dying breed of pro Raila Kikuyus, those poor things who imagined this was about democracy and freedom and all that rubbish that they spouted during the campaign. You will have a hard time trying to recconcile that with bands of militia gang raping little kikuyu girls in Timau or Eldoret.

    Its not about democracy or freedom. Its about hatred and its you they hate. Maru nd the others cannot simply think beyond the ward Kikuyu. They planned the killing months and months before the election and then pretended it was ‘spontaneous’ Stop wasting your time with Maru. Its like trying to get hyenas to appreciate lambs.

  340. pato says:

    One can easily say that its the ODm hardliners like Maru and others who turned a campaign to protest a rigged election into an ethnic cleansing campaign that put kibaki firmy back in power and legitimized his government but that would be too complex a thing for these idiots to understand.

    Let him yap on about Michuki and Uhuru

  341. Maru Kapkatet says:

    NO, MR. PM, YOU ARE HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION!

    The Prime Minister, Hon. Raila Odinga, is involving himself in football affairs in Kenya. He told the football fraternity to support the Mohammed Hatimy FKL faction and not the Sam Nyamweya. The PM is poking his nose everywhere and completely ignoring that there are other capable Kenyans who can do the job better.

    I know the PM loves football and he is the PM but those do not give him any authority to meddle in football affairs or anything. The Ministry of Sports has a very capable Minister. She is excellent. Why does the PM not leave her to do her job?

    The PM’s actions smack of the Moi years, when he was everywhere and on everything. Many prominent Kenyans at that time had started losing confidence in themselves to the extent that they would want to pick the phone and call Mzee to ask what they should have for supper in their own homes.

    Moi was everywhere, the ever-present leader, the ultimate decision-maker for all on all.

    On the environment issue, the PM asked the “green lobby” to keep off. The PM said, and I quote, “Our environmentalists are a big impediment to development. The kind of noises they make are not required at this time when we are seeking to reduce poverty,”

    This is dictatorship, Mr. PM and if this is the way you are going to manage the affairs of Kenya, then Kenyans had better started looking for someone else. According to the PM, the government wants to reduce poverty and yet he cannot produce a cots-benefit analysis that shows that the gain will exceed the cost, which must include the long-term cost brought by environmental degradation.

    How can environmentalists be an impediment to development? What type of development is Hon. Raila Odinga talking about that does not factor in various issues that include the environemental issue.

    What the PM says shows the typical deficient and parochial and short-term leadership we have throughout Africa. It is a big contrast with great leadership like that of President Obama.

    This is what President Obama said regarding the environment issue, an issue that is central to his administration, and the role of the stakeholders. President Obama said that “we will sit down with all the stakeholders on the enviromental problem and we will come to an agreement on the best way forward”.

    Although these are not the exact words that he used, I am very close to what he said because I have been following his speeches very closely. President Obama said that while there has to be development (including off-shore drilling of oil) and growth, the environment has to be protected at all costs and global warming has to be slowed down.

    Why does the PM not spend some time calling on the envronmentalists and government officials to sit down and discuss all pertinent issues and come up with the best way forward.

    President Obama, during his campaign, spoke against the lobbyists in Washington, DC and he promised that the day of lobbying are over when he becomes the president.

    Is PM Raila confusing the problem associated with the Washington DC lobbyists with genuine Kenyan stakeholders who are adding their voice for the common good of Kenya and not the good of a few individuals or businesses as in the case of the Washington DC lobbyits?

    Mwai Kibaki holds 95% power in Kenya and the PM misuses the little power he has to propagate dictatorship and big-man politics. Kenya will never get anywhere if leaders do not learn to sit down and talk and disagree and agree to disagree but then come up with some consensus. It is out of such discussions that the best solution will be produced.

    I believe that Mr. Raila Odinga has been starved of power and he is now confused on what to do to stay in the limelight. It appears that he will not hesitate to latch onto anything to stay in the limelight and look tough. If this is true, that is not the way to go. It is not good for Kenya.

    I REMIND THE PM THAT KENYANS WILL SUPPORT HIM FOR HIS HUMILITY AND GOOD IDEAS AND WILLINGNESS TO SIT DOWN, DISCUSS, AND AGREE.

    The PM should desist from entering the fray everywhere and on every issue.That was the most sickening part of Moi’s leadership – commenting on every issue and presenting himself as “Mr. Know-It-All”

    I PRAY EVERYDAY THAT ONE DAY, KENYA WILL BE BLESSED WITH A YOUNG, DYNAMIC, AND RESOURCEFUL LEADER WHO WILL HARNESS INPUT FROM DIFFERENT TYPES OF KENYAN PROFESSIONALS AND ORDINARY KENYANS TO PRODUCE THE BEST SOLUTIONS FOR KENYA.

    The Tana River-Lamu Port project will come to haunt the PM in the not-too-distant future if he is supporting it because it is a project borne out of secrecy and humiliation of the Kenyan people. No data has been produced to show that the Lamu port will bring any benefit.

    Shipping through Lamu to Garissa, Ethiopia, and Southern Sudan may be a few hundreds of kilometers shorter but there ano hotels and major business centres on thta route and the truckers may still prefer to use the port of Mombasa.

    I do not envisage any route that does not pass through Nairobi to be attractive to anyone. No one wants to drive through the desert for hours and days when a busy route that may be a little bit longer is available. Building a port in Lamu will become a useless project if it will not attract traffic and make money and we can only determine this if some studies have been made and the data is available.

    If a family does not have enough food for the family, they work hard to get it and even borrow some from friends. The family members do not decide that we should go to the street corners and solicit to get money to buy food.

    One can solicit and get easier money but it is degrading to the individual.

    If the government of Kenya can make use of the many brilliant brains that the country has, many brilliant ideas will come forward. Why does the government put the universities to work for the betterment of Kenya?

    It is great to see that President Obama has surrounded himself with some of the best brains and even people with divergent views. It is out of many and a myriad of different suggestions that the best will be found.

    The Brooke Bond tea estates in Kericho, the Del Monte pineapple project in Thika, and other similar projects are completely different the Tana River project where a foreign government is invited to come and till your fertile land mercilessly to grow food for their own people. In the latter case, you are ceding your sovereignty to a foreign goverment.

    I have watched some documentaries on BBC on similar projects in Sudan and elsewhere it is heart-wrenching to watch.

  342. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Congratulations, Uhuru Kenyatta and Hon. Franklin Bett.I wish you the best in your new duties.

    As soon as I realized that Mwai Kibaki will never allow the Ministry of Finance to be headed by either a non-Kikuyu or non-Meru or non-Embu (non-Gema), I decided that I will support Uhuru’s move to the Finance ministry because I want to see how he leads.

    With Uhuru as Finance Minister, Kenyans have an opportunity to finally see what type of leader Uhuru really is. There has never been an opportunity to see Uhuru lead and make hard decisions. Moi thought and decided for him. After Moi left Uhuru to be on his own, he as Minister for Local Government made wrong and dictatorship-like decisions.

    As Minister for Finance, Uhuru now has an opportunity to convince Kenyans that he is indeed the leader Moi talked about in 2002 – a leader for all Kenyans, a leader without bias and not led by greed and tribalism. Uhuru, we will watch you carefully. We will watch to see if you will include Kenyans from various tribes in top positions in your ministry.

    As long as John Michuki is away from guns, I have no problem. One of the most lethal things that Kenyans have learned at a huge cost is the mixture of Michuki with weapons. As long as Kimunya is away from money and banks, I have no problem.

    One day, when Mwai Kibaki is no longer in State House, the people of Meru will sit down and take stock of the Kibaki presidency and what it has meant for them and they will come to the conclusion that they were misused and not compensated for it.

    In the rigging of the 2007 presidential vote, the Meru people were used. The over 100% voter turn-outs were reported in Meru constituencies. In the execution of protesting Kenyans by the police in January to February of 2008, Meru officers were used. The Kericho massacre was carried out by a policeman from Meru and his colleague shot him on the arm to prevent him from carrying out further massacres.

    I am told tha many Meru police officers were told that this is your government – defend it. Looking at the appointments, is this really their government? Somebody suports you and is ready to give his or her life for you and yet you decide that you wil use them to do the dirty jobs for you. If they are killed or caught, it is not a big deal as you get to have your own people not involved.

    For all the misuse of the Meru people, Mwai Kibaki gave them only one Minister. The Kikuyus have, apart from Mwai Kibaki himself , SIX full Cabinet Ministers (You do not count the Minister from Embu who was appointed by ODM). The Meru people have only ONE Cabinet Minister.

    GREED IS A VERY BAD DISEASE. YOU EVEN EAT YOUIR CHILDREN’S FOOD.

    THE BIG AND POWERFUL BROTHER ALWAYS MISUSES HIS LITTLE BROTHER. THIS IS THE TIME THE MERU PEOPLE SHOULD START THINKING AND JOIN WITH OTHER KENYANS TO SUPPORT HON. RAILA ODINGA AND SUPPORT THE KENYA WE WANT.

    The Meru people are not alone in being misused. The Minister from Kwanza is proving to be a tool that Saitoti is using at will. The thing that amazes me is that some people are very smart in identifying who to use as their tools. If there is a PNU executive meeting and some decisions are made or resolutions passed, it is the Secretary General, and not a Vice-Chair, to read to the public those decisions and resolutions.

    Why can’t Noah Wekesa see this? It is very clear that they are misusing him. Saitoti is misusing Noah Wekesa. It is the typical Gema way of doing things. The Saitoti lineup has Saitoti for President, Wekesa for VP, and Murungi for PM. Their whole thing will not reach anywhere. I believe that Kenyans cannot suppport their outfit. Why can’t Noah Wekesa see this and support ODM, the party of all kenyans?

    TIME FOR ME TO BRAG. I WROTE SOME TIME AGO THAT MWAI KIBAKI WAS DELAYING TO APPOINT AN ODM CABINET MINISTER FROM THE KIPSIGIS COMMUNITY BECAUSE HE WAS BUYING TIME TO SLOT HIS BOY, KIMUNYA, BACK INTO THE CABINET. I HAVE BEEN PROVEN RIGHT. THE OIL AND MAIZE SCANDALS GAVE KIBAKI THE OPPORTUNITY HE HAD BEEN WAITING FOR.

    Mwai Kibaki is aiding corruption and we should not be surprised by this. Mwai Kibaki is leader of Kenya today because of what President Obama called, “getting to be leader through corruption, deceit, and silencing of dissent”. How can such a leader then fight corruption?

    Instead of poking his nose into ministries and interfering in the work of capable ministers, Hon. Raila Odinga SHOULD DO EVERYTHING HE CAN AND DEVISE METHODS TO SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM THE CORRUPT WAYS OF THIS THIEF WHO IS CALLING HIMSELF PRESIDENT WHEN KENYANS REJECTED HIM.

    MWAI KIBAKI’S LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE BRUTAL AND CORRUPT. HIS END WILL BE BRUTAL AND IT WILL COME WHEN HE LEAST EXPECTS IT. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND AND THE CRIES OF BEREAVED AND CHEATED PEOPLE WILL NOT GO UNANSWERED.

  343. Maru Kapkatet says:

    OMINGO MAGARA IS ASSISTANT MINISTER IN THE OFFICE OF DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR FINANCE.

    Why is State House omitting Hon. Magara’s name? It is now right that ODM has two Assistant Ministers for Finance – Hon. Odinga and Hon. Magara.

    I hope Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta is not trying to push out a man who is one of ODM’s most qualified Finance people Hon. Omingo Magara.

  344. Maru Kapkatet says:

    I am very proud of the PM, Hon. Raila Odinga, for the strong fight he is putting up against corruption in Kenya. Many thanks to Hon. Raila Odinga for the great work he did stopping corruption in the so-called Second Bulk Grain Handling Facility in Mombasa.

    I call upon the PM to let Kenyans see and follow his work. There are many great decisions and plans that the PM initiates but Kenyans do not get to know them. Could the PM’s office start issuing press releases so that Kenyans can follow the work of the PM closely. Could the PM also consider giving a weekly radio address so that Kenyans can see what he is doing for them.

    I refuse to accept that Hon. William Ruto and senior Ministry of Agriculture staff (especially those from ODM-supporting districts) can engage in corruption of the magnitude reported in the media regarding the loss of maize and maize funds.

    Kenyans should demand that a thorough and impartial investigation be carried out on the “maize saga” and that investigations be extended to those who peddled the rumours (or were they facts) that large amounts of maize and funds had been stolen.

    The Ministry of Agriculture is one of the ministries where corruption may be impossible to eliminate in the near future. At the Tea leaves collection centres, clerks can steal from farmers by underweighing their produce and recording the extra kilos for themselves.

    The same thing can easily happen at the milk collection centres and at the cereal buying centres. The corruption of the scale reported in the media is a completely different thing. I applaud Hon. William Ruto for handling the situation professionally by checking the state of things first rather than doing press briefings without facts.

    THIS IS MY THEORY. There was indeed corruption at the Kenya Pipleline Corporation and large amounts of oil was stolen. I believe that the Managing Director of KPC, and who has been sent home now, did not participate in the stealing but is guilty of not being vigilant.

    I believe that the PS and Minister of Energy are guilty of an offence in the disappearance of the oil and that they are part of a larger plot to steal from Kenyans.

    I beileve that the maize saga, affecting the Ministry of Agriculture, was conceived and popularized by those close to Mwai Kibaki as a smoke screen to implicate ODM in order to make it easier to slot in Amos Kimunya back into the Cabinet. The maize saga, I believe, is just the phosporous white smoke that the Gema Six fired to give them some justification to bring back Kimunya.

    They are even arguing now that if the Minister of Agriculture, “who is guilty of corruption” according to them is staying on on his job, then Amos Kimunya should also be back to his job. What kind of rule of law is this? It is a naive way of attempting to fool the people of Kenya.

    Amos Kimunya was discussed by parliament and they passed a vote of no confidence in him. Amos Kimunya was indicted by the Cockar commission of inquiry. Amos Kimunya has been found not fit to serve the people of Kenya as Minister. Period.

    The maize scandal, if indeed it is there in fact and not in the imagination of ODM’s enemies including those like Noah Wekesa who is being used as a tool, and the factual oil saga have to be treated and dealt with separately from the Amos Kimunya case, a case that has been prosecuted and judged.

    I am a very proud individual because for the first time in the history of Kenya, the GEMAISTS are on the run. They are retreating. If the alliance of Kalenjins, Luos, Luhyas and all other Kenyans stand, and I believe it will, then Uhuru Kenyatta has a lot of work to do to convince Kenyans to consider him for the presidency.

    The Kalenjin-Luo-Luhya-led alliance has the intellect, muscle, and courage to defeat Gemaism once and for all. Leaders, like Noah Wekesa, should know this and they should realize that they are wasting their time on the Saitoti ticket which will not even take off the ground.

    I would like to see Hon. Raila Odinga start reaching out to such heavyweight politicians as Prof. Ongeri, Chirau Mwakwere, and Yusuf Haji and bring them back home to ODM as members or partners. Mwai Kibaki has failed and there is nothing he will do now to redeem himself. Every move Mwai Kibaki makes now is a disaster.

    I will be very fair to Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta and I would like to see him provide a formidable challenge to Hon. Raila Odinga in the next presidential elections, which will be between the two of them – Hon. Raila Odinga nd Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta – as the main candidates with Kalonzo Musyoka as the peripheral candidate as he was in 2007.

    To be a strong candidate who will give our man a run for his money, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta has to start now giving Kenyans some great leadership. For a start, I would like to see Mr. Uhuru Kenya do the following:

    1. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta must start distancing himself from the greed and tribalism of Mwai Kibaki. Mwai Kibaki never leaves State House. He sits there fattening himself, while Kenyans starve. He does not go to visit the people and see first-hand their struggles.

    2. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta must take on board in the Finance ministry Hon. Omingo Magara. Mr. Magara was appointed Assistant Minister in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. If the Trade ministry is given to someone else, Hon. Magara stays put in the Office of the Deputy PM. This is very important for ODM to have one of their top leaders from Kisii enjoy political clout.

    3. In the spirit of fairness to all Kenyans, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta has to request to have TWO assistant ministers, both from ODM, in the Ministry of Finance. Both Hons. Oburu Odinga and Omingo Magara have to serve as Assistant Ministers in the Office of the Deputy PM and Ministry of Finance. Out of his greed, Kimunya fought against ODM getting two assistant ministers for finance.

    If Mwai Kibaki wants, he can appoint two new assistant ministers, one from ODM for Trade and another one from PNU to the other Office of Deputy PM.

    4. Uhuru Kenyatta must have a new man or woman for Central Bank governor and a new Counsel for Central Bank as the current holders of those offices are tainted and have been found guilty of corruption.

    If Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta can do these things as a start, we will give him a second look when Kenyans start the process of getting their fourth president.

    If Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta fails to fulfill these minimum requests, then we will know that he is propagating the typical GEMA politics of greed and tribalism and we will fight him and defeat him.

  345. Maru Kapkatet says:

    TO MINISTER OF PLANNING AND VISION 2030, HON. OPARANYA:

    Check this. You can pick one idea or two.

    http://www.cid.harvard.edu/southafrica/

  346. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Our Deepest Symphaties and Condolences to the families, relatives, friends, and the entire people of Kenya for the massive loss of lives and injuries in the fire tragedies of Nakunmatt and Sachangwan.

    Both tragedies involved petrol and demonstrate how deadly this commodity can be if not handled with care.

    Whenever there is a tragedy in Kenya, leaders talk tough and offer great ideas but as time passes, those ideas get forgotten.

    I listened to what the PM, Hon. Raila Odinga said and it is my prayer that he will lead the effort to ensure that the public is sensitized to the many dangers that stalk them everyday.

    I would like to see the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation’s duties expanded to include safety, wellness, and nutrition. I would like to suggest that the Ministry of Public Health be renamed the Ministry of Public Health, Wellness, and Safety.

    Safety should be defined to include occupational health and safety. The Nakumatt tragedy is really a question of occupational safety and the worker who handled the container carrying petrol did not have proper training.

    The Minister of Health should initiate the publication of safety requirements and training for various types of occupations and workplaces.

    I lost a relative whose lungs collapsed after he breathed poisonous fumes at his workplace. It is a type of accident that is not highlighted in Kenya and there is probably no comprehensive government agency to cater to the health and safety at the workplace.

    The Ministry of Public Health should carry out a detailed study and even launch an insurance scheme for the most dangerous of workplaces. A fire tragedy, not long ago, killed several people in a manufacturing plant in industrial area of Nairobi.

    The safety of workers and the general public should fall under the docket of the Ministry of Public Health.

    The Ministry of Health should also be responsible for the publication and enforcement of the movement of hazardous materials on Kenyan roads so that the public is not endangered.

    Earlier last year, there were complaints in the medai that Ms. Beth Mugo had been assigned a useless ministry that has no parastatals.

    The fact, however, is that the Ministry of Public Health has a lot to do if the Minister can be resourceful. For a start, the Ministry should start thinking of launching a body to take responsibility over Occupational Health and Safety and this should also cover the handling and transportation of hazardous materials.

    On another note, we saw, with teary eyes, pictures of starving Kenyans eating wild fruits and leaves. The Ministry of Public Health should set up a body to deal with nutrition and food safety.

    Some wild fruits and leaves may be harmful to one’s health. It should be the Ministry of Public Health’s responsibility to advise Kenyans on what products may be harmful to their health in the short and long terms. They can only do so if they have an expert body that carries out food testing

    The Ministry of Public Health should take over the responsibilities of the Chief Chemist that deal with testing of food (locally-produced and imported). There are credible stories that Kenya is now awash with fake fruit drinks and honey, amongst other products.

    Who is testing these products to determine their potential dangers?

    TO OUR PM, WE SAY THAT YOU HAVE TALKED THE TALK AND NOW IS THE TIME TO WALK THE WALK. KENYANS EXPECT YOU TO DO SO.

  347. Maru Kapkatet says:

    I am moved by the genuine feelings and hurt and sorrow on the part of President Kibaki and First Lady, Lucy Kibaki, for the victims and bereaved families, realtives, and friends of the Sachang’wan and Nakumatt fire tragedies. The First Lady has demonstrated the feelings of a bereaved mother that we rarely see in her.

    In the Nakumatt tragedy, Kenyans of diverse ethnicities and stations in life died side by side. And in the Sachang’wan tragedy, Kenyans of diverse ethnicities died side by side.

    Sad and painful as they are, these two tragedies and many others in the recent past can be turned into something positive and used to serve as the turning point for all Kenyans and our leaders to care for one another and for Kenya.

    May Kenyans realize that they are one people held and bonded together by the motherland that they call Kenya. And when tragedy strike, Kenyans are not separated along ethnic lines.

    The results of the fire tragedies of Sachang’wan and Nakumatt are obvious as people were burned to death and others received burns of various degrees.

    On the other hand, the results of corruption are not obvious but are equally as deadly as the fire tragedies. People are dying of hunger and others are dying on Kenyan roads and in Kenyan hospitals while the meagre resources that could have been used to avert such deaths are being stolen by leaders and goverment officials.

    PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI AND PM RAILA ODINGA, PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE. YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY TO HELP KENYA. YOU HAVE HE CAPACITY TO END CORRUPTION. YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY TO FIGHT GREED. YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SECURE THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF KENYA. HELP KENYANS.

    1. Today, establish the Occupational Health and Safety Authority under the Ministry of Public Health.
    The authority will publish various regulations and enforce them along with the polic.

    Those regulations will govern health and safety at the workplace and transportation of harzadous goods on Kenyan roads including comprehensive measures to be taken in cases of spills. The police should get an in-house training on dealing with hazardous goods and securing scenes of danger.

    The Ministry of Public Health along with other agencies such as Red Cross should also provide material and training for First Aid toworkplaces and the police and even to members of the public.

    There are many Kenyans who are dying in their workplaces and no one notices. The government should cater to their needs and start an insurance scheme to be paid into by firms whose business involves some hazard.

    Those insurance funds will be used to pay some compensation to workers who cannot work after an accident at their workplace or to pay families who lost their breadwinner at the workplace.

    2. Today, call Mr. Aaron Ringera and give him fresh instructions and ultimatum to fight corruption. I strongly believe that Mr. Aaron Ringera is capable of fighting corruption in Kenya.

    I have no doubt in my mind that there are some Kenyan leaders who intend toi vie for the presidency and have resorted to stealing to raise money for their bids.

    There are also some top government officials who are about to leave their jobs and are determined to steal before they leave.

    3. Apppoint Mr. John Githongo as the new Head of the Civil Service. This is one Kenyan who has demonstrated that he can serve the people and country of Kenya effectively in fighting corruption, greed, and tribalism.

    I have nothing personal against Francis Muthaura but I know as many Kenyans also know and as Muthaura himself knows that he cannot do the job of Head of Civil Service effectively.

  348. Maru Kapkatet says:

    I WILL SUPPORT MWAI KIBAKI’S EFFORTS TO UNITE AND BUILD KENYA BUT I WILL NOT SUPPORT HIS HYPOCRISY.

    This is what Mwai Kibaki said at the “The Kenya We Want Conference”.

    Mwai Kibaki told the conference that “this could be achieved through persistence and a focus on our common features that foster our common Kenyan identity, a condition that will make the people more competitive around the world.

    “I know it will take a while. But we have to persist in order to succeed. We have seen it happen in other countries, most recently in America.

    “In that country, the same institutions that once barred an African-American from casting a vote, have now, not only embraced them, but they have placed in office President Barack Obama.”

    Mwai Kibaki mentioned the discrimination against Africa Americans in the USA which the black peope have fought and are now on the verge of defeating it. President Obama, whom Kibaki never wanted to become the president, is the democratically-elected and popular leader.

    But Mwai Kibaki’s talk of disrimination is hypocrtical because he himself has made tribalism (one of the ugliest forms of discrimination) the cornerstone of his leadership.

    MWAI KIBAKI HAS DENIED NON-KIKUYU AND NON-MERU KENYANS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MINISTER OF FINANCE.

    Today, Uhuru Kenyatta is Minister of Finance, not because he is the best man for the job but because, like Kibaki himself, he is a Kikuyu. There are very smart people in the Kenyan cabinet who can serve Kenya better during these hard economic times.

    The ODM-PNU division of ministries should be scrapped and the best people, irrespective of their parties, should be appointed to ministries.

    Mwai Kibaki is talking hypocritical talk when he has misused and abused the Meru people. The Meru people were better off during Moi’s tenure. I wish Hon. Raila odinga can reach out to te Meru people in attempt to bring all Kenyans togetherand give everyone a chance.

    Francis Muthaura and Aaron Ringera are two prominent Meru leaders whose careers Mzee Moi build. Mzee Moi appointed Muthaura PS, UN Ambassador, and East African Community Secretary General. Aaron Ringera served as the anti-corruption tzar during Moi’s time.

    Mwai Kibaki has misused the Meru people by misleading them to support his regime while he sidelines them. Today, Kiraitu Murungi, the only Meru Cabinet Minister, can not even stand up anywher else in Kenya other than in his native Eastern province and Central provinces to address the public.

    If he were to do so, people will shout him down. Kiraitu Murungi is not a national leader and is very unpopular.

    Muthaura and Ringera are civil servants and their careers will end with Kibaki’s leadership. Instead of helping the people who have stood up by him, including carrying out massacres for him, Mwai KIbaki is stifling them so that they have no one of their own to support for national leadership.

    The Meru people have been boxed in a corner where they have no choice but to support Uhuru Kenyatta when he vies for leadership.

    And talking of Uhuru Kenyatta, he is at the right place to perpetuate what his father started. Like father, like son, Uhuru is now poised to carry on the discriminative policies of his father which Mwai Kibaki embraced.

    Jomo Kenyatta shut out non-Kikuyu Kenyans from the Ministry of Finance. Mwai Kibaki revived the diabolical plot after Mzee Moi had Ministers fo Finance from amongst the Kikuyu, Maasai, Luhya, and Gusiis.

    A meaningful “The Kenya We Want and Need Conference” can only take place after Hon. Raila Odinga becomes the president of Kenya.

    I read what Kibaki said and I find that it rings hollow. On the other hand, Mzee Moi gave a great speech.

    HOW CAN A HYPOCRITICAL LEADER LIKE MWAI KIBAKI MENTION THE WORD DISCRIMINATION AS HAPPENED IN THE USA AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS?

    HOW CAN MWAI KIBAKI TALK NATIONAL UNITY WHEN HE HAS SET UP FRANCIS MUTHURA TO FIGHT THE PM?

    Kenyans, check the facts for yourself. Find out the names of the police officers who were incriminated as having acrried out killings and massacres during the post-election violence.

    Get the facts and join me in showing our symphaty for the Meru people who have been abused and misused.

    The people of Kisii, the Kalenjins, the Kikuyus, the Luhyas, the Luos, and many other ethnic groups inKenya have credible leaders to vie for national leadership. The Meru people do not.

    THE BUILDING OF THE GREAT COUNTRY OF KENYA WILL RESUME THE DAY KENYANS SEE THE LAST OF MWAI KIBAKI IN STATE HOUSE.

    In the meantime, Kenyans have to continue to watch and die (of starvation, disease,and acidents) as Mwai Kibaki’s boys plunder the meagre resources of Kenya. What is there in common between the Ministry of Energy and that of the Ministry of Agriculture?

    Two of the top people in those min istries have one thing in common and the scandals that happened there were not by accident. It is an elaborate scheme not only to plunder but to also take certain people with it.

    And look at what type of leader Kibaki is. kenyans died a horrific death in the Sachang’wan tanker tragedy and the cause of their death may be blamed on corruption and greed. The policemen, instead of securing the scene of accident, let their greed took the better of them.

    GEORGE SAITOTI HAS NEVER USED THE WORD CORRUPTION AND HAS NEVER WARNED THE POLICE AGAINST CORRUPTION.

    HOW CAN SAITOTI USE THE MAGIC WORD CORRUPTION (A REVERED TERM FOR HIM) WHEN HE, HIMSELF, IS THE MASTER AND BENEFICIARY OF CORRUPTION.

    George Saitoti, a proven-corrupt man, will never fight against corruption in the police force.

    KENYA IS BEING LED BY A TRAGIC LEADERSHIP AND THEY CAN ONLY PRAY THAT THEY GET THE GOOD LEADERSHIP THAT THEY DESERVE, ASAP.

  349. karanja kamau says:

    can you tell us how maize and oil scandals happened because you seem to have knowledge of kenya politics….
    The moment you will realize that all politicians in kenya today are one way or another been in kenyatta,moi,kibaki corrupt axis,then you will use this forum to champion new constitution and new breed of youthful,learned and tainted leaders. Otherwise all you are doing is completely entrench TRIBALISTIC politics pitting communities aganaist each other in preparation of butchering one another in 2012.

  350. Maru Kapkatet says:

    The maize scandal has been turned into an ethnic cleansing weapon.

    Some sections of the Kenya media have been, unashamedly, giving threee pages to the maize scandal and three lines to the oil scandal.

    The maize scandal has taken the centre stage while the oil scandal is fast becoming the forgotten scandal.

    It is a similar strategy that they have used on the tragedy of the Eldoret church burning, where people were roasted alive.

    They keep showing pictures of the survivors of the Eldoret church arson while they have never ever published even one pictue of the similar tragedy that took place in Naivasha, where Mungiki roasted people alive.

    Were the Naivasha victims things and not people? Kenyans of all ethnic backgrounds are now well-informed and demand fairness. The media has to be fair and give similar prominent reporting to all scandals and tragedies.

    In 2002, the Kalenjins were lynched by Kibaki boys. They were removed from their government jobs like you chase a hyena. In 2009, this will not be allowed to happen. Not this time.

    I will not defend any graft perpetrator but I will defend the victims of skewed justice and those being lynched based on their ethinicity. They have turned all guns on Hon. William Ruto while letting Kiraitu Murungi’s case go cold. It is not fair.

    The maize scandal and oil scandal are two serious scandals that happened at the same time and they have to be treated with the seriousness that both deserve. They should get similar coverage in the media.

    If the Minister of Agriculture is to step aside, so must his permanent secretary and so must the Minister of Energy and his PS.

    And we should not demand the resignations of the Ministers and PSs of Agriculture and Energy alone, Saitoti and the Police Commissioner must also go.

    How can the people of Kenya die such a horrific death as happened at Sachang’wan and the man who calls himself president of Kenya publicly declares that he has confidence in Minister Saitoti?

    Poilce corruption led to the Sachang’wan tragedy and Saitoti and the Police Commissioner must be held responsible. The two have never spoken against corruption,which is rampant in the police force. They have never made any effort to fight against corruption in the police force.

    THERE IS ONE THING THAT IS VERY CLEAR TO THE WHOLE WORLD. KENYA DO NOT HAVE A PRESIDENT. THE ONE WHO IS CALLING HIMSELF PRESIDENT IS A THIEF WHO CAN NOT LEAD.

    And the man and his family own a farm in Subukia and they grow vegetables. Nothing wrong with that. But then there is the disturbing similarity about another project in the works at the fertile Tana river delta.

    That project is meant to be leased to the government of Qatar to grow vegetables for his people. Is it far-fetched to see something in the offing here. Is it possible that the Subukia farm is getting too small to grow vegetables and a larger acreage is being sought?

    Could the Sultan of Qatar be the perfect cover to facilitate expansion of vegetable growing for the Kibaki family beyond Subukia?

    When the head of the house is a thief, do not blame the children for being thieves.

    KIBAKI IS PRESIDENT OF KENYA TODAY NOT BECAUSE HE WON THE ELECTION BUT BECAUSE HE USED GUNS TO STEAL THE ELECTION AND SECURE IT.

    I challenge Mwai Kibaki to invite Mzee Moi to the Coca Cola National stadium on Madaraka day to see what the people know regarding the difference between a leader and a pretender.

    Moi steps into the limelight just briefly and Kenyans are crying for leadership. Kenyans have no confidence in Kibaki. He is a failure.

    Mwai Kibaki is under the curse of the bereaved families from the election violence and the Molo tragedy whom he has failed by not moving Saitoti from his current ministry and having a capable person take charge.

    Mzee Moi said, “Saitoti, Huwezi”. First Lady, Mrs. Lucy Kibaki, said, “Saitoti, Huwezi”. Kenyans are saying, “Saitoti, Huwezi”.

    Why is Kibaki defending him and people died a horrific death occassioned by the greed and corruption of the police?

  351. karanja kamau says:

    Nice try and little bit fair.

  352. Maru Kapkatet says:

    WRONG CHOICE! WRONG CHOICE! CECIL MILLER IS THE WRONG CHOICE!

    Lawyer Cecil Miller to chair the interim electoral body is not the right choice and Kenya will regret this one day.

    Kenyans leave out Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo and pick somebody without experience and one that has never demonstrated how he will perform in a crisis.

    Mr. Kaparo is a battle-proven material and he has shown that he will act fair and tough even when he has to make a ruling between two fiercely antagonistic rivals.

    If there is one thing that is obvious to all, it is the fact that the Banana side is now a hundred times smarter than ODM. Banana side is determined that they will not be beaten again. “Never Again” is their new rallying call and ODM is aiding them by doing business for them.

    CECIL MILLER IS THE WRONG CHOICE, ODM. DO NOT SUPPORT HIM OR YOU WILL LIVE TO REGRET IT.

    If we cannot get our own man, we go for the next best and they did so. Kenyans have not forgoten the nasty controversies involving the Miller family.

    If Kenya was the USA, Mr. Cecil Miller would have been grilled and he would have been asked what side he would taken in his family’s nasty fight. Such an interview would have revealed a lot.

    Kenya has had a glorious opportunity to shed the culture of making decisions based on tribalism or ethnic heritage but the opportunity has been squandered. Th choice of Cecil Miller to head the Interim Electoral body is based on ethnicity considerations and not on experience and proven achievements.

    If one makes two columns on a plain sheet of paper and in one column lists the achievements of Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo and those of Mr. cecil Miller, the former’s column will go on and on while that of Miller will dry up after two items.

    I have watched ODM and how its top leaders perform and there is nothing to report other than a glaring self-destruction of the party.

    Some ODM leaders notably Mr. Oburu Odinga and Mr. Orengo are fighting Mr. William Ruto. Without Mr. William Ruto, Hon. raila Odinga will never become the president of Kenya. That is a fact.

    If Mr. William Ruto is fired as Minister and Kiraitu Murungi is spared, Kalenjin support for Hon. Raila Odinga will evaporate. Instead of ODM standing up together and demanding fairness and objectivity, they allow the maize scandal to be highlighted while the oil scandal is kept cold.

    The two scandals should be discussed concurrently and not in tandem and both scandals should receive the same coverage. I am told that some smart Banana politicians go to Orengo and Oburu and pretending to be helping wonder aloud to the duo,

    “Look at this Mnandi, Ruto. He wants to spoil things for our leader, Mr. Raila Odinga and yet we all, Kenyans support him”.

    This kind of remark sends the two demanding for Roto’s resignation even without analyzing what they have been told and what the real intentions are.

    If Hon. Raila Odinga is to become the next president of Kenya, ODM leaders have to stop being stupid. The smartest politician in ODM is Prof. Nyongo. He analyzes and he sees far.

    All – Hon. Raila Odinga, Hon. Mudavadi, and Hon. Ruto – have no chance of being elected the president of Kenya unless they stick together and cement the unity of their supporters and use the services of smart leaders like Prof. Nyongo to analyze things before making decisions.

    The process of rigging out Hon. Raila Odinga has started in earnest with the selection of Mr. Miller, whose loyalty to Mum’s side may be overwhelming compared to his loyalty to the general Kenyan population.

    In my heart, Mr. Fancis Ole Kaparo is the right man and her has proven so a million times. ODM should support him for the chairmanship of the Interim Electoral body.

    Hon. Raila Odinga, you are in the process of failing Kenyans and failing yourself. If you are making decisions based on your own intelligence and analyses, then you will fail.

    If you first consult and ask what the situation you are facing implies for ODM and for the Kenya of tomorrow, you will succeeed.

    Tribalism and Gemaism will die a natural death in Kenya but our leaders should not be helping to delay the demise of these two evils that face our country.

  353. Maru Kapkatet says:

    DR. KOFI ANNAN HAS OVERSTAYED HIS WELCOME IN KENYA.

    It is an insult to the Kenyan people for their leaders to go kneeling before Dr. Kofi Annan to beg him for more time regarding the Waki’s secret list.

    Dr. Annan is a man of immense stature and yet he erred in accepting waki’s list. Kenyans owe Dr. Annan immeasurable gratitude for helping mediate and produce an accord between the two Kenyan leaders – Mzee Mwai Kibaki and Hon. Raila Odinga.

    Dr. Annan should not have hanged on to become the policeman and prosecutor for Kenya. Dr. Annan is, no doubt, a man of integrity but I feel insulted, as a Kenyan, by his meddling in the affairs of Kenya.

    To read about Hon. Raila Odinga going to beg Dr. Annan for more time is an insult to me. Some of the people that played a role in the mediation presided over by Dr. Annan may be in Justice Waki’s secret list. Would this not invalidate the accord then?

    By taking the list to ICC himself, Dr. Annan, will have turned from a mediator to a cop to a prosecutor and even probably a Judge.

    Dr. Annan shoudl have told Justice Waki that he came to Kenya to mediaite and part of the accord that resulted from the mediation involved the setting up of a commission of inquiry. As soon as the inquiry was in place, Dr. Annan’s part should have ended.

    Kenya is a sovereign state and has been a nation since 1963. It is very sad that a foreigner should now come to Kenya and dictate to the the Kenyan leaders.

    Dr. Annan should hand over the Waki secret list to the Kenyan Human Rights Commission and they in turn should file the list with the ICC at the Hague.

    This is the only logical thing to do. Hon. Raila Odinga is now running around trying to block the list from reaching the ICC when he should have consulted and given the whole thing some thought. The damage is already done and the best thing to do now is get the list to the ICC.

    And Kofi Annan should, from now on, visit Kenya as the good friend of the Kenyan people and not as their chief cop or prosecutor.

  354. tnk says:

    Maru

    please re-read the Waki Report

    http://www.eastandard.net/downloads/Waki_Report.pdf

    Chapter 13 – starting at page 473 lists specific recommendations, the Waki Report has been accepted and adopted locally and internationally. The recommendations therein are firm yet flexible guidelines on the way forward. The current leaders have no choice but to demonstrate wisdom and leadership and within the recommended time frames, otherwise they will lose control over the process having failed to act.

  355. Maru Kapkatet says:

    KENYANS HAVE TO BE WARY OF STEADMAN GROUP’S POLLING

    Unless Kenyan leaders demand real professionalism from Steadman Group, the research body will continue to distort facts and mislead Kenyans.

    Steadman Group has proven to be an instrument of PNU. Their findings should not be taken seriously and Kenyans should always take their findings with a pinch of salt.

    First of all, Steadman, in its poll results, stated that “78% of PNU supporters … and 71% of ODM supporters ….”. This assertion is misleading because most Kenyans only become fully identified with a political party after national campaigns kick off.

    Basing polling on what has transpired recently is very misleading and cannot produce accurate results. Every Kenyan knows that the NSIS is an agent of misinformation and distortionibn Kenya.

    The NSIS, which is headed and majority-manned by one particular group continues to pursue an agenda of revenge against the Kalenjin community. The NSIS played a major role in getting the Kenya Human Rights Commission and later Justice Waki to publish a list, which I suspect initially had only Kalenjin leaders.

    The NSIS has not relented in its campaign to have Mr. William Ruto fired as Minister and arrested and jailed. The NSIS, whose ethnically-driven inspirations and lack of professionalism, has been the architect of keeping information and findings on the Grand Regency and the Oil sagas under lock and key while doling out very generously facts and manufactured facts on the maize scandal.

    This is what I have said and strongly belive in. Until Kenya gets a real leadership that can unite and build the nation of Kenya for all Kenyans, using all Kenyans, Kenya wil continue to head forward on the path of destruction.

    Kenya is headed for destruction unless you have true professionals heading such key bodies as NSIS. Kenyans are not fools and know what is happening. At the right time, they will make their wise decision and re-elect their leader.

    In the meantime, Steadman Group can continue to misinform and distort and try to brainwash. In the end, the shame will be on them as Kenyans will prove the mature people that they are.

    If one has to use bribery to sustain an evil, then you know that it is only a matter of time before their world comes crashing down. PNU is a misnomer and a concotion that is held together by massive bribes.

    while ODM is pursuing ways of ensuring that the people’s verdict in elections is upheld and respected, PNU is looking for people who can “help” them in elections through rigging and blatant alterations of results.

    The Minister of Justice pretends to be fighting corruptiobn and yet when she visits her “soulmate” house, she drinks from a cup and sits on a sofa that are probably acquired from proceeds of corruption.

    Kenyans know the facts – yesterday’s facts and today’s facts.

    There is nothing like PNU. When the time comes, the war that will be fought in PNU will be ferocious and no Steaman’s manufactured and distorted poll results will be able to bring peace.

    My only prayer is that hon. Uhuru Kenyatta will come out of Kibaki’s shadows and play a greater role in deciosion-making. mr. Jirongo should not be given the opportunity to run the Ministry of Justice as is the case now.

    I must admit that I personally was persuaded by what Mzee Moi said about Uhuru Kenyatta in 2002 and I still have a soft spot for Uhuru but I want to see uhuru separate himself from the pack.

    Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, the elections are not here with us yet. Could you please sit down with the PM even though he is your potential rival and make decisions that are tranparent and good for Kenya.

    Kenyans deserve credible elections. Kenyans deserve to have their verdict in elections respected. Kenyans should not lose their loved ones again because of a manamba electoral commission.

    I was shocked at the way the PSC casually picked the IIEC chairman. I believe from the bottom of my heart that the best person to lead an honest, credible, and professional IIEC is Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo.

    I can never imagine Mr. Kaparo not respecting the people of Kenya’s verdict. And Mr. Kaparo is the best choice because he is a friend of no one other than the truth. He was ODM’s “enemy” in the recent Speaker of the National Assembly elections.

    He has crossed paths with almost everyone including Kibaki when he was leader of the opposition, Hon. Ntimama of ODM and indeed many of ODM leaders but there is one thing that has always stood tall with Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo – He has upheld the law and the rules like he is guarding his family, and his daughter who once was asked what her Dad does for a living and she answered “ORDER”, against lion attack.

    I urge Hon. Raila Odinga and Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta to sit down together and compose the IIEC. The PSC has proven to be incapable. What a great and credible IIEC Kenyans would have if the CHair was Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo and Mr. Maina Kiaai was member.

    I urge hon. Raila Odinga and Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta to step up their management of Kenyan affairs and not let people like Jirongo to run ministries. The NSIS must gather intelligence for the protection and smooth running of the nation of Kenya.

    NSIS SHOULD NOT CEASE FROM BEING AN INSTRUMENT TO FIGHT KALENJINS AND THEIR LEADER. HON. WILLIASM RUTO. YESTERDAY, MANY KENYAN COMMUNITIES COULD BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. TODAY, IT IS A VERY DANGEROUS VENTURE TO ATTEMPT TO DO SO.

  356. Maru Kapkatet says:

    My symphaties and condolences to the family and friends of the late Police Officer, Mr. Bernard Kiriinya, and to the entire law-abiding and wananchi-serving Kenya police men and women.

    I WILL REPEAT MY ALLEGATION THAT I MADE RECENTLY – THE MERU PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MISUSED AND ABUSED IN THE LAST SIX YEARS. ON A PER-CAPITA BASIS, MERU POLICE OFFICERS ACCOUNT FOR THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF ANY TRIBE IN KENYA WHO CARRIED OUT MASSACRES OF KENYANS – MUNGIKI AND ODM SUPPORTERS.

    Where does the late Mr. Bernard Kiriinya come from? I may be wrong with names but I am rarely wrong on all matters Kenyan.

    The Meru people have been misled that the government is theirs and are often reminded of Mr. Francis Muthaura, a mere civil servant who owes his position today to nurturing by President Moi, and who will never carry his people beyond today.

    It is criminal for any leader to misuse and abuse a people. I will not be surprised to learn that there are many Bernard Kiriinya police officers now serving in the Kenya police force and that they are too afraid even to function normally. The Kenya Human Rights Commission must trace them and facilitate their fleeing from Kenya and get their stories out.

    The main difference between the Moi administration and the Kibaki administration is that Mzee Moi talked and was always saddened by loss of a life. The Kibaki administration is doing things quietly – hush, hush. Eliminate secretly and never say a word about it. But keeping a killing deed is impossible.

    The top Meru leaders must rise up now and demand answers. Were their constituents misused and abused? The Meru leaders must also demand to be included in the Cabinet so that they can have a better chance of digging out the truth.

    And they must demand from Mr. Francis Muthaura full disclosure of his role in the killings and if Meru police officers were the preferred choice when choosing the exterminators of Mungiki and ODM supporters.

    Kenyans desire to live together as brothers and sisters and no Kenyan should accept to be recruited as an exterminator to kill other Kenyans. The judicial system is there to try every lawbreaker, including Mungiki.

    At some stage in the very near future, Hon. Raila Odinga must make the DECISION. He should start thinking of now if he is not at an advanced stage already. Kenya MUST hold fresh elections soon. It will be very irresponsible for Hon. Raila Odinga to continue to pretend that he is serving a government and yet the people in charge of that government may have authorized the massacre of their own people.

    Mr. Francis Muthaura is a very intelligent man and an experienced civil servant and diplomat and yet, as I suspect, he must be a very worried man because he has been used and abused in the last six years and has played a role that he is now trying to run away from. If the late Mr. Bernard Kiriinya did confess (although he died for doing so), how many leaders out there are waiting to confess.

    The late former Police Commissioner could not take his secrets to his grave and confessed at his death bed that he played an active role in the assasination of JM.

    I have no doubt in my mind that one day the truth will come out and Kenyans will demand that Mr. Muthaura explains his role in the massacre of hundreds, if not thousands, of Kenyans. He must have been in the mix of things or how does one explain the high proportion of Meru police officers that were involved in the killings.

    Kiraitu Murungi has been kept as the only Meru Cabinet minister for a reason. President Moi, whose Cabinet size was almost half, at about 24 ministers, the current Cabinet of 42, had two Cabinet ministers from Meru. It is inconceivable that Kiraitu Murungi is the only Meru Cabinet minister now.

    On a different note, someone attacked me for stating that Mr. Jirongo runs the Ministry of Justice saying that I was spreading rumours. I based my statement on comments by Ms. Karua which I read in the media and which Ms. Karua has never refuted.

    Ms. Karua replied to a question that the media people posed at her by stating that she could not comment as she had to ask Mr. Jirongo first. The only logical conclusion that I made from her statement is that she has to ask Mr. Jirongo before she decides. This means that Mr. Jirongo must be running the Ministry of Justice.

  357. Maru Kapkatet says:

    “Prof Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, at the UN Complex in Nairobi, where he presented a report recommending the resignation of Attorney General Amos Wako, and the sacking of Police Commissioner Maj-Gen Hussein Ali, on Wednesday”, Kenyan media sources wrote.

    Did Ms. Martha Karua dictate to Prof. Aliston what recommendations he should make, including that of the placement of the AG’s office under her ministry. I do not mind seeing the minister of Justice double up as the AG while the Assistant Minister also serve as the Solicitor General but this idea should be pursued separetly from the police killings.

    Prof. Alston went round the country but in the end he sat down with Ms. Karua who told him what to write as she made sure that her own people were protected and not mentioned in the recoomendations.

    HOW ON EARTH CAN A WHOLE PROFESSOR OF LAW FROM THE DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY OF AUSTRALIA, A NATION WHERE THE RULE OF LAW IS STRICTLY FOLLOWED, FAIL TO RECOMMEND THAT JOHN MICHUKI, THE MINISTER WHO WAS IN CHARGE AND PROBABLY ORDERED THE EXECUTIONS AND MASSACRES NOT BE RECOMMENDED FOR SACKING?

    The only plausible reason to this question is that Ms. Karua prevailed in protecting her people. Any action taken against the Attorney General and the Police Commissioner, the peripheral figures in the executions and massacres but who also happen to be non-Kikuyus, should not be accepted by Kenyans until John Michuki is included and cited as the key player in the police killings.

    And as I watched the visit of the Iranian president to Kenya, I was amazed at the way Kibaki shoved his visitor down the throat of the PM. The PM clearly did not want anything to do with the visit, in which Kibaki’s family clearly facilitated. Was Jimmy not at the airport?

    I still maintain that the Artur terrorist who caused havoc in Kenya are Iranian and must be members of the Revolutionary Guard. One day and soon, Kibaki will go and the floodgates of truth will open and Kenyans wil know the whole truth and will never accept to be misled again into electing a junk leadership.

    The “Kibaki Tosha” declaration has proven to be very costly in terms of lives lost and the unity of the people of Kenya.

  358. karanja kamau says:

    Here you go again my kenyan friend, i know you really like our country as all of us do but you have taken this one too far again..
    It’s unfair to cast the UN guy as somebody who can come here to be told what to do.
    You’ve got to understand new thinking of african as far as development of our countries is concerned, while the west is giving us loans with strings attached (unfair),the east is giving us grants so all those arguments about china,iran,malaysia does not hold merit.
    As for jimmy stuff you forgot that fidel was in leigo regency with RAO.
    Look at issues maru don’t always see things tribal this is what we are trying to kill by trying to educate our uneducated kinsmen who are always used by politicians.

  359. Maru Kapkatet says:

    “The top ranked ministry in this year’s government list of best performers is Provincial Administration and Internal Security.

    And the Ministry of Tourism is ranked the worst performer.

    At the same time, Hon. Najib Balala won an award for his performance in boosting tourism in Kenya.

    MY QUESTION IS: How are the performances indices computed and who does calculation.

    My fear is that someone may be cooking up numbers and using this otherwise noble scheme as a political weapon.

    While I profess my complete ignorance on the way the performance index is calculated for each ministry, I am confident that whoever is doing the job is not doing the right thing.

    First of all, how can one compare oranges and bananas? One ministry cannot be fairly and accurately compared to another ministry. It is a meaningless exercise to do so and the results are nothing but garbage if one claims to compare one ministry with another.

    Take for example the ministries of Internal Security and Tourism.

    I suspect that ecah ministry was given some targets to meet. For example, the Ministry of Internal Security could have been tasked to restore peace in the country after the post-election violence and to cut down crime rate by a certain percentage.

    The Ministry of Internal Security could have met these targets and I suspect that Prof. Saitotui has achieved much in this regard.

    If the ministry of Internal Security achieved the targets through judicial killings and other brutal techniques such as rape, it is only a fool who will go ahead and award points on what was achieved without subtracting points for breaking of the law.

    As for the Ministry of Tourism, suppose the performance target was to bring one milion tourists to Kenya last year and the ministry managed to bring only 50,000, no meaningful and fair assessment can be done without factoring in the global economic collapse, for which the ministry was not responsible.

    IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPUTE A REASONABLE PERFORMANCE INDEX FOR THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM BASED ON THE NUMBER OF TOURISTS (EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL) BOOKING INTO KENYAN HOTELS.

    The PM quickly bought into the idea of performance contracts and measures without first seeking to have it properly calibrated.

    I would like to ask the PM to ask our universities to study, critique, and suggest improvements on the PERFORMANCE CACULATOR.

    AND STOP COMPARING MINISTRIES. IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE. DEAL WITH EACH MINISTRY ON ITS OWN AND HOW WELL THAT MINISTRY MET OR DID NOT MEET ITS TARGETS.

    The Ministries of Internal Security and Tourism cannot be mathematically compared. It is impossible. It is like comparing oranges and bananas.

  360. Maru Kapkatet says:

    MANY THANKS, STANDARD GROUP, FOR THE EXEMPLARY SERVICE THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN THE PEOPLE OF KENYA.

    As you mark the third anniversary of the heinous raid on your premises and staff and the confiscation and destruction of your property, please be encouraged to know that the people of Kenya owe you a ton of gratitude.

    You have shown fearless determination to serve the people of Kenya. Kenyans will not forget the risk you took in the asfety of your own staff to reveal and report the AP-Mololine joint operation to bus hundreds of Administration Police officers to western part of Kenya to rig eklections and stop Mr. Raila Odinga from becoming the president of Kenya.

    And today as you mark the third anniversary of the raid, please do not relent on being on guard to watch for similar raids in the future.

    What we have in Kenya is agovernment that rewards rapists and executionists not only financially but also by awards for “excellent performance”.

    It has been reported that about KSh. 4,000 was being paid for the head of a Mungiki youth while those who massacred ODM supporters were paid KSh. 10,000 if they were police constables and one and a half times to double that amount if they were higher-ranking officers.

    KENYA’S “CHEMICAL ALI” WILL ONE DAY BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.

    It is my prayer, and I hope millions of other Kenyans are praying too, that our Gracious God will keep our PM safe. With such a junk leadership that Kenya has had since 2003, one need not be a genious to see that they will do everything in their power to stop Hon. Raila Odinga from becoming the president of Kenya.

    The government has done so much evil and they will do everything to rig Uhuru Kenyatta into the presidency in order to gurantee them security and keep all the secrets of their evil deeds secret.

    And I hope the PM is smart enough to make sure that he gets a copy of all the NSIS work and briefings that Kibaki gets. He owes it to Kenyans that he stays one step ahead of the killers and raiders and stay safe. Kenya needs him.

    IT IS HEART-BREAKING WHEN A MINISTRY THAT HAS BEEN LINKED TO EXECUTIONS, MASSACRES, AND RAPE IS AWARDED TOP HONOURS FOR EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE. THEY ARE NOT SENSITIVE AT ALL TO EVEN SHOW SOME COMPASSION TO THE MANY WOMEN OF KENYA WHO WERE RAPED.

    It is only the Chemical Alis who reward rapists with honours. It is true that the Kenyan police force has excellent officers and go about their business in a law-abiding manner. But when serious accusations of rape and extra-judicial killings have been reported, a reasonable government would have disqualified the Ministry of Internal Security from receiving any honours.

    And to show their contempt of other African leaders, this junk leadership did attempt to negate the honours bestowed on Hon. Najib Balala by declaring his ministry the worst performer.

    Toursim everywhere in the world has fallen drastically because of the economic recession. How can Hon. Balala be held responsible for the people of the rich nations deciding to axe their visits to Kenya?

    IT IS ALSO HEART-BREAKING TO SEE THAT A COUNTRY THAT HAS BEEN INDEPENDENT FOR ALMOST HALF A CENTURY IS NOW THE THEATRE OF ACTIVITY LED BY FOREIGNERS.

    I wish Hon. Nzamba Kitonga great success in giving Kenyans the constitution that all Kenyans will embrace. He is a man of honour and I hope that he will show great determination to remain independent even as he consults widely and make a good constitution, a constitution for the Kenya of tommorow, a Kenya that all Kenyans will love and serve.

  361. Maru Kapkatet says:

    I humbly request the PM, Hon. Raila Odinga, not to attend any function where the recently-released performance awards will be issued.

    According to the Kibaki administration, the top award (like for best picture in the Oscars) goes to George Saitoti for his role as the supporting actor and to John Michuki for his role as the star actor when they brutally ended protests by ODM supporters against the stolen presidential results early last year and for annihilating Mungiki.

    I request Hon. Raila Odinga not to be fooled to attend such an award ceremony where those who executed, massacred, and raped women are honoured?

    Mwai Kibaki has a problem – the incurable disease of greed. Like his counterpart in Zimbabwe, he cannot let go of anything because he wants it all for himself and his people. I used to be angry with Mr. Francis Muthaura but not anymore.

    I now have pity for him because he is being used as a mere tool that will be junked at the right time. As Muthaura is being misused, his brother from Meru, Mr. Kiraitu Murungi, is being kept busy trying to exonerate himself from the stain of corruption. He is perpetually fighting corruption scandals.

    It is a clever plot by Kibaki men. It is meant to fool the Meru people that the government is theirs and they should die for it while at the same time making sure that Kiraitu Murungi, the only Meru Cabinet minister, will be so stained that he will not be a factor in any presidential bid.

    In the final analysis, they hope that this will mean that the Meru people will have no one else to support except Uhuru Kenyatta. Sad as this plot is, it is my hope that the Meru people will see through it and prove them wrong by uniting with other Kenyans to elect a leader who will unite and build every inch of Kenya for all Kenyans using all Kenyans.

    GREED is a bad disease. It is bad for the unity of Kenya and I am sure that all Kenyans have seen very clearly the negative impact of the greed and tribalism that defines Kibaki and his leadership.

    GREED is bad for Zimbabwe. People there are dying while those who seek to satisfy their insatiable greed chase their wild dreams. GREED is bad everywhere. Fortunately, like all evils it will one day be deafeated by the people. No Kenyan who wants to see their country grow should support any effort to entrench greed and tribalism in Kenya.

    I often laugh when I read articles reporting that Kalenjin leaders have been or are in talks with Uhuru Kenyatta’s pointmen to explore the possibility of Uhuru Kenyatta and Hon. William Ruto teaming up for the next presidential elections.

    I HAVE NEVER AT ANY TIME KNOWN A KALENJIN PERSON TO ABANDON A CAUSE AND A SACRIFICE MADE. MANY KALENJINS DIED IN 2008 FOR ODM. AND I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ANY KALENJIN ANNOINTING MORE THAN ONE LEADER. THEY STICK WITH THEIR LEADER AND WITH THEIR CAUSE TO THE BITTER END. AND THAT IS WHAT I CALL LEADERSHIP. AND THAT IS WHAT I EXPECT TO SEE FROM HON. WILLIAM RUTO.

    Mzee Moi has failed to do the right thing as a Kalenjin leader. He has refused to pass the torch to Hon. William Ruto as culture and tradition demand. While the gesture of passing the torch is symbolic, it will help to keep Moi’s legacy in the community glowing ever brighter.

    Moi has countered the suggestion of him passing the torch to Hon. William Ruto by stating that he (Moi) is not a tribal leader. If he was not a tribal leader, why did he confine himself only to Kalenjin land in the 2007 general elections campaigns. If he was attacked now, who will come to his defence?

    Kalenjin leaders should make a move now and request Moi to do the thing that the community expects of him and if he does not, a select committee of Kalenjin leaders should be appointed and tasked to arrange for a solemn ceremony to be held at Kapkatet stadium, the centre of the Kalenjin world, to officially retire Moi and instal Hon. William Ruto.

    Such a ceremony will send a strong signal to those who have fabricated lies against Hon. William Ruto that he masterminded the post-election violence in Rift Valley. According to the story, Hon. William Ruto turned his house into a factory manufacturing weapons which he then supplied to his supporters.

    A similar story was peddled in the 1991 clashes. They used to say at that time that the Moi government had entered a contract with South Korea and they were manufacturing weapons and dropping them by helicopters. They even said that the Kalenjins formations were of regular military quality and only a trained soldier was commanding them. They then suggested that the Israel’s General Weizman was helping with the training and planning of operations.

    I would like ODM to appoint some legal experts who are also Kalenjin and ask them to study the allegations against Hon. william Ruto and produce a defence document detailing the allegations that were made in 1991 and also the innate and circumcision rites-instilled fighting skills of the Kalenjin people.

    Whereas no Kenyan wants to see the old habits of inter-tribal fighting re-emerge in modern Kenya, the reality is a leader has been accused and all facts have to be brought to the people for his defence. Anointing Hon. William Ruto the kalenjin leader is niot primitive but it will help to rally the entire Kalenjin community to support him if he faces any unfair prosecution and persecution. Annointing him the Kalenjin leasde will help in arguing the defence of Hon. Ruto at the Hague if the case ends there.

    And Kalenjin leaders must know that the only option for justice is not the local tribunal, where Kibaki’s men will manipulate it, but the Hague. The ICC people are not a bunch of fools to act on recommendations without gathering the real facts first.

    All Kenyans should opt for the Hague and they will not be disappointed because the end result will be that only man will end up there – Kenya’s Chemical Ali.

    Fast forward now and examine the next presidential elections. They will clearly be fought on these platforms:

    1. Candidate Uhuru Kenyatta: His platform will be “Like Father, Like son and Like Godfather, Like Godson”. Is there anything more Kenyans will need to know about what his leadership will be like? Under him, Greed and Tribalism will continue to rule Kenya and have a stranglehold on Kenyans from other tribes.

    2. Candidate George Saitoti: His platform will be “My Ministry of Internal Security won top awards as the best performing ministry in 2009. My ministry was honoured for quickly dealing a blow to ODM noisemakers and for annihilating Mungiki followers. Furthermore, we achieved these great milestones on a modest budget.

    We only paid about a minimum of Ksh. 10,000 to each of the men who silenced ODM supporters and about Ksh. 4,000 to each one of our men who took part in silencing Mungiki followers. And for those who silenced the officers who started to reveal the secrets of our operations, we gave them promotions of up to three ranks. In all, our overall budget did not exceed Ksh. 10 million.”

    3. Candidate Kalonzo Musyoka: His platform will be “First and foremost, you need a carbon copy of Mwai Kibaki. You elect me, you can be sure that you will have more Kibaki. I often say that people’s careers must always come first and Kenyans should never listen to foreigners although while I was Minister for Foreign Affairs, I used to be involved in peace-making efforts in other countries and I used to tell them to listen to me. I did not see myself as a foreigner to them”

    4. Candidate Hon. Raila Odinga: “Our victory was stolen from us externaly but our victory remains firmly etched in our hearts. Let us bring it out now and resume where we left off on December 28, 2007.”

    I cannot say much on Hon. Raila Odinga because the peole elected him in 2007 and will elect him again anyplace, anytime. We have all witnessed how his efforts to build the Kenya we all want have been frustrated by Mwai Kibaki who has been hiding behind Francis Muthaura.

    We have seen and continue to see how Kibaki’s men try to discredit ODM Cabinet Ministers and in so doing try to discredit the PM himself. The efforts of Kibaki’s men are a mirror-image of those of Mugabe’s men. One wonders whether the two Mugabes of Africa consult on a regular basis.

    I ask ODM supporters to keep the torch burning. Do not waver. Do not be swayed. Do not allow your party, ODM, to be destroyed or evn diminished, A better Kenya, under President Raila Odinga, is waiting for all of us.

    BUT I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE PM. HE IS NOT WATCHING HIS MINISTERS CLOSELY. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCES OF MINISTERS ORENGO AND DALMAS OTIENO.

    I suspect that Hon. Dalmas Otieno is being controlled by Muthaura. I hope Hon. Dalmas Otieno was not involved in the mockery and insult that the just-released performance results of ministries have turned out to be.

    Hon. Orengo is a very good lawyer but his comments oftentimes do not reflect those of a good lawyer. He oftentimes takes what he is told at face value. As a good lawyer, he should analyze every thing that he is told. There are things that are being said and there are allegations that are being made and there are accusations that are being made and the majority of these are meant to destroy ODM and not build Kenya.

    Recently Hon. Orengo demanded that Prof. Alston’s recommendations be implemented “as are”. I ask Hon. Orengo, what kind of justice that will be if the Ministers who have been in charge of the police are not indicted as well.

    Clearly, Prof. Alston erred in not recommending that John Michuki (Kenya’s Chemical Ali) and George Saitoti, the former and current ministers in charge of the police resign so that proper investigations can be carried out.

    And Prof. Alston rushed to recommend that individuals resign for investigations to be carried out without first recommending the right persons or institutions to carry out those investigations.

  362. Maru Kapkatet says:

    MWAI KIBAKI HAS DENIED THAT MS. MARY WAMBUI IS HIS SECOND WIFE AND THAT MS. WANGUI MWAI IS THEIR DAUGHTER.

    I only hope that Mr. Kibaki has made this denial based on true facts.

    It is one thing to deny that Ms. Wambui is his second wife but another thing, and an extremely terrible one, to deny that Ms. wangui Mwai is his daughter if he does not have the facts to prove that this is true.

    When Mwai Kibaki was the Vice President of Kenya, he used to say that and I quote him, “No one chose who their parents should be and no one chose where they should be born”.

    Mr. Kibaki made this statement so many times and that is why I stuck to my memory. As I read Kibaki’s denial that he has a second wife and any other children apart from the four he has with his “dear wife, Lucy”, I could not help but think of Ms. Wangui Mwai.

    Mr. Kibaki can deny that Ms. Wangui’s Mum is his second wife. Afterall, Ms. Wambui has neither contested Kibaki’s denial nor has she produced a marriage certificate to prove Mr. Kibaki wrong.

    But for Ms. Wangui Mwai, Mr. Kibaki has to be very sure that she is indeed not his biological child. Mr. Kibaki has to remember that Ms. Wangui Mwai did not choose who her parents should be.

    The late Dr. Josphat Karanja once said in parliament when the late David Mwenje was leading a ferocious attack on the person and integrity of the then Vice President Karanja and I quote the VP, “I will not deny my family for the sake of politics”.

    Some MPs had attacked Dr. Karanja that he was married to a foreigner, a Ugandan, to be exact. Dr. Karanja, a man of huge integrity, stood by his family.

    I hope that Mr. Kibaki is not denying his second family, and especially Ms. Wangui Mwai, for the sake of politics.

    Mr. Kibaki is, of course, a very powerful man. He could have secretly arranged for DNA tests to be carried on Ms. Wangui Mwai and the results may have proved that Kibaki is not the biological father.

    If such tests were done, then we all owe Mr. Kibaki an apology. If, however, Mr. Kibaki knows in his heart that Ms. Wangui Mwai is his daughter, and he is denying her, then Kibaki has taken himself to a level lower than that of a human being.

    And how can Mwai Kibaki be sure that he will never need any assistance from Ms. Wangui Mwai, if she is indeed his daughter. Mwai Kibaki is today a very powerful man. Tomorrow, he will have no power. His Dad died a miserable death. He died alone in his hut where he used to sell snuff. It was like someone abandoned him and Kenyans were shocked that for a man whose son was the Vice President of Kenya, there was no one to care for him.

    I think Kenyans should pray for Mr. Kibaki. He believes that if a lie is repeated often and in the strongest terms, then it will become a truth. You deny your own blood and flesh and repeat the denial often and strongly and your blood and flesh will suddenly become someone else’s. You steal an election and you repeat a zillion times that you won and one day it will become a true fact.

    If Kibaki is denying a fact that he knows is true or an allegation whose veracity he can easily sought, then he has made himself qualify for the class of people that Lord Jesus said, “It was better if they had not been born”. Deny Ms. Wambui, that is okay. BUT DO NOT DENY MS. WANGUI MWAI UNLESS YOU HAVE DNA RESULTS CONFIRMING THAT SHE IS NOT YOUR CHILD.

    And Kenyan politicians should be careful in using phrases such as, “I have four children”. How can they be sure that they really have that exact number of children. For the majority of Kenyan politicians, the coorect pharase to use would be, “I have four KNOWN children”.

    Many Kenyan politicians plant carelessly and widely. There are also some Kenyan politicians who fall victim to some seekers looking for “good seeds”.

    To be accurate and fair, a Kenyan politician should always talk of ” I have so many known children …”

  363. Maru Kapkatet says:

    ODM SHOULD ESTABLISH A TEAM RIGHT NOW TO DO INTELLIGENCE AND KEEP ABREAST OF UHURU’S MOVES.

    I recently learned that Uhuru’s secret teams are working on various options for the next presidential elections, which I believe will be held before 2012.

    Uhuru has already formed a number of teams to work on his presidential bid. Is ODM aware of this?

    One of Uhuru’s teams and one which is called the UR (Uhuru-Ruto) option has been visiting Mzee Moi with a view to convince him to work with Hon. William Ruto to get him and the Kalenjins back into Kanu.

    The recent burial ceremony of Mr. Biwott’s late father was to be used by Mzee moi and Mr. Biwott as a start to reach out to Hon. William Ruto. It is envisaged that the UR option will have Uhuru Kenyatta as the presidential candidate, Mr. William Ruto as his running mate, Prof. Ongeri as PM, Ms. Shaban and Mr. Haji as DPMs.

    The thinking in the Uhuru camp is that the new constitution will have the offices of President, VP, PM, and DPMs re-established and re-defined as they currently are. Kibaki and his men will fight tooth and nail to make the new constitution exactly similar as the current one.

    The other Uhuru team, called the Mega Alliance team, is mulling how to solidify and manipulate a mega alliance to be called Kanu-PNU-ODMK-Others alliance. This alliance now exists but in loose terms.

    The Uhuru people have already decided that there will be a Narc Kenya-Kaddu alliance with Ms. Karua as the presidential candidate, Mr. Jirongo as her running mate, and Mr. Mungatana as the PM. The Uhuru people feel any presidential bid by Ms. Karua will not be a threat to them but a team was formed anyway to fight it. The team is referred to as the KJ team. They are tasked to nip the Karua-jirongo bid in the bud. They will tell the people that Ms. Karua is just a Jirongo project.

    The Mega Alliance is the team with the most daunting task. The Uhuru people see the Mega Alliance as challenging to crack but most viable route for Uhuru’s bid.

    The Mega Alliance team are already working on how to solidify the Mega alliance as it stands now, how to manipulate it to have it elect Uhuru as the presidential candidate, Kalonzo as the VP, and Saitoti as the PM with Ongeri and Shabaan as DPMs.

    They are mulling the idea of calling a national delegates conference to be held at Kasarani, where each member – Kanu, PNU, ODMK, and Others (Ford Kenya, New Ford Kenya, Ford People, Safina, and others) of the alliance will be asked to nominate 1,000 delegates.

    There will be 4,000 delegates in total assembling at Kasarani to elect the presidential candidate, his running mate, and the PM and DPMs.

    The big challenge that the Mega Alliance team has is to hit the bull’s eye as far as timing is concerned. The timing has to be right. The timing has to be early enough to give Uhuru’s team enough time to know who the delegates from each member are and late enough to deny the losing candidates an opportunity to go it alone.

    It is important that they know the delegates individually and early enough so that they can plan how to bribe them to convince them to support Uhuru as the man to run against Hon. Raila Odinga.

    The Mega Alliance team reckons that if they do their homework well, they should be able to have over 60% of the delegates choosing Uhuru as the presidential candidate. They hope that Kalonzo will get not more than 30% support while others, including Saitoti, Kombo, Ongeri, and any other contestants will get a combined total of not more than 10%.

    Such results will dissuade the losing candidadtes from jumping ship and going it alone. The tricky part that they are working on right now is how to convince the members of the mega alliance to sign an accord binding them to the Mega Alliance. Could oathing do the job for them?

    Uhuru is an intelligent man. While his secret teams are working on their plans, he uses several “barking dogs”, who are send out on demand to do the job of barking at ODM and daring them to quit the government.

    When we were boys growing up, we used to have dogs. We called one Simba, another Chui, and the third Kali. Whenever we saw a stranger trespassing on our property, we would order our dogs: “Simba, Chui, Kali, shika” and the dogs would run towards the trespasser barking loudly and menacingly and scaring them away.

    When I read about Kalonzo, Mutula Kilonzo (whom I used to respect but not any more), Wetangula, and Wekesa running out to bark at ODM and dare them to quit the government, I could not help but reminisce of my own old days when our dogs used to do good work for us chasing our “enemies” away.

    I could also not help but admire Uhuru Kenyatta for his intelligence and ability to show leadership. While he was sitting on his ornate chair in his maginificent office, his “dogs”, who included someone calling himself the Vice president of Kenya, were barking at the ODM leaders.

    Indeed there was not even one member of the Kikuyu tribe in the team of “barking dogs”. How could they waste their time doing toothless barking when their “dogs” could do it for them.

    WAY TO GO, UHURU. SHOW THE WORLD THAT YOU ARE SEVERAL CUTS ABOVE THE MUSYOKAS, WETANGULAS, WEKESAS, AND KILONZOS.

  364. karanja kamau says:

    men,sometimes i can’t just believe how you put these things so real, kidding aside you should think about writting a book on politics in kenya as they are today…..
    BUT on a more serious note i believe you are more valuable if you help on a new constitution dispensation because that is what we really need with all tenacles of vibrant democracy..such as
    -trimmed powers of executive with real power
    on parliament,judiciary and other constitutional
    offices.
    -gurantees liberties and freedoms (press)
    -protects minorities and marginalised.
    -equitable distribution of resources.

  365. Maru Kapkatet says:

    THIS IS TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPHATIES AND HEART-FELT CONDOLENCES FOR THE FAMILIES, FRIENDS, AND THE PEOPLE OF KENYA FOLLOWING THE DEATHS OF OSCAR KAMAU KINGARA AND PETER OULU, BOTH OF THE OSCAR FOUNDATION, AND OF MR. ONGARO, A UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI STUDENT, WHO WERE CUT DOWN BY KENYA POLICE BULLETS UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF MWAI KIBAKI.

    As Kenyans mourn and as the counter on the number of Kenyans killed by the government of Mwai Kibaki keeps incrementing at a rate of almost 2 Kenyans killed by government forces every day, we should stop for a moment and examine some key facts:

    FACT: Who is the real leader ruling Kenya and who is the real Minister in charge of Kenya Police, the National Intelligence Security Services, and the Kenya Armed Forces? How can the most junior police officers have not even a shred of respect for Mwai Kibaki? Why are the Kenya police killing people like they are shooting at dummies?

    Answer: The answer to al these questions is John Michuki, also known as Mzee Cobra or Nyoka or Chemical Ali.

    The Kenya Police force, the Kenya intteligence system, and the Kenya military are loyal to John Michuki.

    How did we establish the fact that John Michuki is the real Minister for Internal Security and Defence? A short trip to the immediate history helped us unravel the mystery.

    At one time, John Michuki was acting as Minister for Finance. When Kibaki wanted to confirm Michuki to the position of Minister for Finance, the latter refused.

    Why did John Michuki refuse to be confirmed as Minister for Finance. The answer to this question is straight-forward. Michuki found the workload in the Ministry of Finance to be heavy and he was falling behind in receiving, analyzing, and using daily NSIS briefings.

    Michuki also found that he could not run Kenya the way he would have liked to if he was to serve as the Minister for Finance. Work in the Ministry of Finance would have taken all his time and energy. I suspect that John Michuki must have consulted his best friend, Nick on whether he should accept the offer to serve as the substantive Minister for Finance.

    If you study the history of Nick during the administration of Mzee Moi, you will realize that although he could have taken any ministry he wanted, Nick was very careful in chhosing his ministries. He was always avoiding ministries that had large workloads or which tended to involve some controversy.

    Nick always chose ministries that were safe and where he could offload or delegate most of the work to others leaving him room to do the real business of co-ruling Kenya.

    By choosing safe and light ministries, Nick had plenty of time to receive and work on NSIS briefings, to run the police force, and the military to also work on other big projects such as the Got Alila one.

    If you look at John Michuki and you look at the terrible things that have been happening in Kenya and most of which I am convinced Kibaki has no idea, you will easily come to the logical conclusion that someone other than Kibaki is ruling Kenya and that man is John Michuki. He is the re-incarnation of Nick in the Kibaki administration.

    When it was announced that there are some external terrorists out to harm Hon. Raila Odinga for “supporting the USA in the fight against terrorism”, a cold chill ran down my