Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The Advantage Kibaki Will Enjoy If He Fires Nyachae And Mwakwere Now
This government condemning election violence means absolutely nothing. We have seen this kind of lip service before.
In 1991/2 there was plenty of evidence to suggest that the government then was financing the tribal clashes in the Rift Valley. But we saw some very strong statements from President Moi then, condemning the clashes and saying the usual fairy tales—like the government is in control of the situation and so on.
The only thing that can convince Kenyans is action. For starters the president should distance himself from Simeon Nyachae and his actions and a slap on the wrist is not enough. He needs to sack the roads minister. And while he is at it, he also needs to fire his other cabinet Minister Ali Makwere who has given his government a very bad image.
During a live call in show on KTN last week a caller asked the minister about his being sighted at the notorious Koinange street with other politicians. Makwere appears to have lost his head on live TV and answered back sarcastically that he was looking for his mother (the caller’s mother) to make love to. This abusive...
Posted by Chris at 12:21 PM