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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Election Time Myths and Facts



Myth: "an idea or story that many people believe, but which is not true"
Fact: "a piece of information that is known to be true"

MYTH: An ODM government will result to Kenyans’ living standards being worse. ie "the same as those of residents of Kibera Slums in Langata constituency".
FACT: Of the approximately 33 million strong Kenyan population, only 43% (ie. 14.1 million persons) have access to adequate sanitation and only 61% (20 million persons) have access to clean water. Do the rest live in Kibera?

MYTH: By voting in an ODM government it would set a dangerous precedent and create an insecure/unstable living environment in Kenya!
FACT: Presently, Kenya has the highest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) for a country not at war. 1.5% of the Kenyan population are IDPs. That is; nearly half a million people living as refugees in their own country. If truth be told, hundreds of thousands have died, thousands more lost their property and were scarred for life due to politically instigated violence. This social injustice continues to present time.

MYTH: The Kibaki regime has brought economic growth and Kenyans are generally happier than 5 years ago.
FACT: With a per capita income of about US$400, that is a little more than a dollar per day, Kenya is one of the poorest countries in Africa with widespread endemic poverty as well as gross inequalities. In actual fact, only less than 10% of the population (3.3 million persons) control national assets, while the remaining majority 90% (30 million persons) have been fighting double digit inflation for the last five years and are at a great disadvantage in terms of access to wealth, health, education and justice.

MYTH: The Kibaki regime has improved Kenyans’ general life styles and the population is healthier than it was previously.
FACT: Life expectancy for Kenyans has fallen from 58 years in 1986 to 48 years in 2006, and the cost of living has skyrocketed with Nairobi now ranking 107th costliest city globally in 2006, up from position 117th in 2005.

MYTH: That the Kibaki regime has improved infrastructure and infrastructure is generally efficient and well maintained.
FACT: Nearly 80% of Kenyans, comprising small scale farmers, traders and manufacturing enterprises rate road and rail services as ‘poor’, ‘very poor’ or ‘not available at all’. Dilapidated, congested or inadequate infrastructure (ie, roads, rail, telecoms, etc) affects the poverty stricken citizens most. That is; those who cannot fly or afford other means of communications. Poor Kenyans, (those living on less than a dollar per day) are 18 million persons, at last count.

MYTH: The current government has satisfactorily managed land distribution and there is absolutely no need to implement the Ndungu Land Commission Report recommendations as it will result to civil strife.
FACT: In Kenya, some 3600 large scale holdings control a staggering 780 million hectares of arable land (ie. each having an average 217,000 hectares) against a meagre average size of one hectare of land for each 3.5 million small holding peasant farmer. The rest of the population makes do with unfertile, arid and semi arid land.

MYTH: That the ODM is unpopular, cannot form government next term and it is does not offer a worthwhile alternative to the current government.
FACT: Recent opinion polls (Sept 2007) puts the ODM candidate ahead by nearly 10% of registered voters. That is nearly 1.4million votes. The same opinion polls rate ODM the most preferred party with more than half of registered voters supporting it.

MYTH: That the current regime has satisfactorily tackled corruption in public offices.
FACT: According to TI, Kenyans still rate 'corruption' as the number one problem in their country, followed by 'poverty' and 'unemployment'. Corruption remains a national problem and that which is directly responsible for promoting poverty and inequality, which is in turn breeding discontent and instability. Corruption is a real threat to democracy and uniform economic and social development.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh I see, and the world was just waiting for you to tell them so! Laughable. Dream on buddy...

orwasusan said...

Myth: From next year the government will provide free Primary and Secondary education!

Facts: Tuition fees which is a very small amount will be scrapped off but the biggest burden to parents in form of levies will still be there.

Good post Phil.

Sue said...
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Anonymous said...

MYTH: Phil is a lunatic and will post any rubbish to get attention for his favourite candidate in ODM and will delete any anti-Raila post immediately.

FACT: Phil has been handsomely paid to blubber pro-Raila info but he strongly believes in the benefits that the current Government. Its his great desire that readers take keen interest in this section because its the gospel truth.

_________

MYTH: That the ODM might not catapult Kenyans’ living standards. In fact they might drag our country into extreme poverty beyond measure.

FACT: An ODM government will result to Kenyans’ living standards being worse. ie "the same as those of residents of Kibera Slums in Langata constituency". Lets vote for Livondo who will teach the son-of-traitor how to construct toilets for his people.

_________

MYTH: This fall in both categories (Myth & Fact). Kindly check the fact below.

FACT: By voting in an ODM government it would set a dangerous precedent and create an insecure/unstable living environment in Kenya! Raila and his cronies are power hungry and cannot wait to tare kenya into shreds through the Majimbo regime they will enforce once ODM takes control. Take for instance that the Presidential candidate had an upper hand in a Coup (of course with his gluttony, the whole affair was bound to fail)

_________


MYTH: Only less than 10% of the population (3.3 million persons) control national assets, while the remaining majority 90% (30 million persons) have been fighting double digit inflation for the last five years and are at a great disadvantage in terms of access to wealth, health, education and justice.

FACT: The Kibaki regime has brought economic growth and Kenyans are generally happier than 5 years ago. They will eve be more happy in the next 5 years.

_________

MYTH: The Moi regime (which Raila danced to its tunes like an un-circirmciced boy and sold his party to) was responsible for the impoverished republic. You can imagine what a terrible financial and social opression that the country went through. A whole 24 years.

FACT: The Kibaki regime has improved Kenyans’ general life styles and the population is healthier than it was previously.

_________

MYTH: Nearly 80% of Kenyans, comprising small scale farmers, traders and manufacturing enterprises rate road and rail services as ‘poor’, ‘very poor’ or ‘not available at all’. Dilapidated, congested or inadequate infrastructure (ie, roads, rail, telecoms, etc) affects the poverty stricken citizens most. That is; those who cannot fly or afford other means of communications. Poor Kenyans, (those living on less than a dollar per day) are 18 million persons, at last count.

FACT: That the Kibaki regime has improved infrastructure and infrastructure is generally efficient and well maintained. Nothing needs to be changed - its a well oiled machine.

_________


MYTH: In Kenya, some 3600 large scale holdings control a staggering 780 million hectares of arable land (ie. each having an average 217,000 hectares) against a meagre average size of one hectare of land for each 3.5 million small holding peasant farmer. The rest of the population makes do with unfertile, arid and semi arid land. (Of course this is a joke)

FACT: The current government has satisfactorily managed land distribution and there is absolutely no need to implement the Ndungu Land Commission Report recommendations as it will result to civil strife.

_________

MYTH: Recent opinion polls (Sept 2007) puts the ODM candidate ahead by nearly 10% of registered voters. That is nearly 1.4million votes. The same opinion polls rate ODM the most preferred party with more than half of registered voters supporting it. Such are the figures that are exiting to these boys following in a frenzy like sheep to the slaughter house. Even Steadman dont believe in it... why should you.

FACT: That the ODM is unpopular, cannot form government next term and it is does not offer a worthwhile alternative to the current government. A sensible alternative - can you imagine cow-dung on your plate can serve as an alternative??? They are a bunch of jokers.

_________


MYTH: According to TI, Kenyans still rate 'corruption' as the number one problem in their country, followed by 'poverty' and 'unemployment'. Corruption remains a national problem and that which is directly responsible for promoting poverty and inequality, which is in turn breeding discontent and instability. Corruption is a real threat to democracy and uniform economic and social development.

FACT: That the current regime has satisfactorily tackled corruption in public offices much is yet to be done because there is so much resistance from the opposing front eg . molasses plant, Nigeria Oil deal etc

Anonymous said...

MYTH: Phil is a lunatic and will post any rubbish to get attention for his favourite candidate in ODM and will delete any anti-Raila post immediately.

FACT: Phil has been handsomely paid to blubber pro-Raila info but he strongly believes in the benefits that the current Government. Its his great desire that readers take keen interest in this section because its the gospel truth.

_________

MYTH: That the ODM might not catapult Kenyans’ living standards. In fact they might drag our country into extreme poverty beyond measure.

FACT: An ODM government will result to Kenyans’ living standards being worse. ie "the same as those of residents of Kibera Slums in Langata constituency". Lets vote for Livondo who will teach the son-of-traitor how to construct toilets for his people.

_________

MYTH: This fall in both categories (Myth & Fact). Kindly check the fact below.

FACT: By voting in an ODM government it would set a dangerous precedent and create an insecure/unstable living environment in Kenya! Raila and his cronies are power hungry and cannot wait to tare kenya into shreds through the Majimbo regime they will enforce once ODM takes control. Take for instance that the Presidential candidate had an upper hand in a Coup (of course with his gluttony, the whole affair was bound to fail)

_________


MYTH: Only less than 10% of the population (3.3 million persons) control national assets, while the remaining majority 90% (30 million persons) have been fighting double digit inflation for the last five years and are at a great disadvantage in terms of access to wealth, health, education and justice.

FACT: The Kibaki regime has brought economic growth and Kenyans are generally happier than 5 years ago. They will eve be more happy in the next 5 years.

_________

MYTH: The Moi regime (which Raila danced to its tunes like an un-circirmciced boy and sold his party to) was responsible for the impoverished republic. You can imagine what a terrible financial and social opression that the country went through. A whole 24 years.

FACT: The Kibaki regime has improved Kenyans’ general life styles and the population is healthier than it was previously.

_________

MYTH: Nearly 80% of Kenyans, comprising small scale farmers, traders and manufacturing enterprises rate road and rail services as ‘poor’, ‘very poor’ or ‘not available at all’. Dilapidated, congested or inadequate infrastructure (ie, roads, rail, telecoms, etc) affects the poverty stricken citizens most. That is; those who cannot fly or afford other means of communications. Poor Kenyans, (those living on less than a dollar per day) are 18 million persons, at last count.

FACT: That the Kibaki regime has improved infrastructure and infrastructure is generally efficient and well maintained. Nothing needs to be changed - its a well oiled machine.

_________


MYTH: In Kenya, some 3600 large scale holdings control a staggering 780 million hectares of arable land (ie. each having an average 217,000 hectares) against a meagre average size of one hectare of land for each 3.5 million small holding peasant farmer. The rest of the population makes do with unfertile, arid and semi arid land. (Of course this is a joke)

FACT: The current government has satisfactorily managed land distribution and there is absolutely no need to implement the Ndungu Land Commission Report recommendations as it will result to civil strife.

_________

MYTH: Recent opinion polls (Sept 2007) puts the ODM candidate ahead by nearly 10% of registered voters. That is nearly 1.4million votes. The same opinion polls rate ODM the most preferred party with more than half of registered voters supporting it. Such are the figures that are exiting to these boys following in a frenzy like sheep to the slaughter house. Even Steadman dont believe in it... why should you.

FACT: That the ODM is unpopular, cannot form government next term and it is does not offer a worthwhile alternative to the current government. A sensible alternative - can you imagine cow-dung on your plate can serve as an alternative??? They are a bunch of jokers.

_________


MYTH: According to TI, Kenyans still rate 'corruption' as the number one problem in their country, followed by 'poverty' and 'unemployment'. Corruption remains a national problem and that which is directly responsible for promoting poverty and inequality, which is in turn breeding discontent and instability. Corruption is a real threat to democracy and uniform economic and social development.

FACT: That the current regime has satisfactorily tackled corruption in public offices much is yet to be done because there is so much resistance from the opposing front eg . molasses plant, Nigeria Oil deal etc

kalamari said...

Myth: Kibaki stands for a corruption free government of national unity graced by a ‘dream team cabinet’ determined to spread democratic freedoms to all corners of Kenya. The man stands for a beaming economy that trickles benefits to all hardworking citizens.

Fact: Kibaki is actually sitting down.

Ken said...

Myth : An ODM government will successfully prosecute past corruption cases and ensure looted public funds are returned to Kenyans.

Fact :Other than the presidential candidate, most of the ODM brigade are the same people who have looted public funds including printing and distributing money in 1992 which lead to the highest inflation rates this country has ever had a result of which can be felt to date.

Myth: ODM is for change while PANUA is for status quo and economic growth

Fact: Both ODM and PANUA are the same people under different names whose sole agenda is to protect their ill gotten wealth.

Anonymous said...

Myth:Raila has poverty alleviation agenda for the masses
Truth: He drives a multi-million fuel gazzling HUMMER, lives in karen, eating 5 course breakfast, while the masses he misrepresents have no toilets in kibera.

Shiiiindwe

Anonymous said...

My vote is for a leader I can trust. Kibaki killed the dream that I had when I voted for him in 2002. Development or no development, I would rather die poor rather than trust him again!

Anonymous said...

You also misse these Chris:

CDF- It is not a Kibaki Product.If you go back to the Hansard,you will see that he had declined to accept it until threatened by Raila group to do it
Vision 2003-Everybody knows that it was Nyoang Nyongs product
Universal Health Insurance-This was Ngilus dream-A parting moment for her and kibaki. If whar Krolls report tell us is true, there it is that Ngilu was not dreaming.Kenya could afford this project. And dont forget that today,Kibaki is the major shareholder in Equity ( by proxy) though that Insurance company in Kenya.
Just some refreshing

Derek said...

I disagree with alot of personal attacks directed at Phil. If is is for politics, please NO. Dont do it. If is it persoanl, then direct it elsewhere. calling Phil a l*****c is cheap.
Now...

FACT: Jirongo was part of the group that spread fear by burning houses in Molo in 1992.
FACT: Henry Kosgei conned kenya as sports minister of 1987 cash.
FACT: Henry Kosgey brought down a blue-chip parastatal in the early 1990s.
FACT: Raila Odinga conned poor Luo tribesmen of cash to buy Molasses plant in Kisumu.
FACT: Raila Odinga is a perennial loser. He has lost to Orengo, and Waamalwa in Ford-Kenya and further to Moi and Kibaki in the presidential alections.
FACT: Musalia Mudavadi was part of the Goldenberg team that mortgaged Kenya in 1993-94.
MYTH: Raila Odinga will be president of Kenya.
MYTH: William Ruto said a LUo is UNELECTABLE.
MYTH: Raila Odinga said that Kikuyus are our ADUI.
FACT: Raila Odinga is a mobcrat.
MYTH: Raila Odinga 'sold his Luo community to Kanu in 2001.

Vikii said...

No Derek,
FACT: Raila Odinga called the kikuyu community his adui. He is a tribalist to the core, The kind that stinks.
FACT:Raila Odinga is an extremely corrupt creature most of whose source of wealth is shadowy. This is a fellow who should be locked up in windowless cell whose walls are painted black and the keys to that cell thrown in Lake victoria
FACT: We are talking about a dictator here, the kind with the potential of making Musolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany appear like child play. This is a fellow who is so full of himself and he together with his barbaric supporters feel that Kenyans need him more than he needs them. I am now told he wants to assasinate his parliamentary challenger in Lang'ata. According to him and his blog-happy apologists, Lang'ata is a monopoly, never mind he has supervised untold impoverishment of the same people he pays to stone opponents.
FACT: Raila Odinga is not only a tribalist but a nepotist of the worst kind. His problems with the likes of tuju, Orengo, donde and others is just because there is no relationship, either by blood or marriage. He has made his gullible bunch of followers that his is a family that was born to rule and they believed him hook, line and sinker. You see strongmen the world over speak with such conviction you would think they speak from the heart. Sometimes they even shed tears. I am told hitler always did it.
FACT: Raila Odinga has a perverted sense of power. He is a narcissist built on the Nicollo Marchiavelli model. He is a fellow who feels that there is nothing good that can possibly be done by anyone not supportive of his futile bid for the presidency.


MYTH: That Raila Odinga can become president of Kenya, sorry of any country in the world.
MYTH: That he is set out to bring change in Kenya. It is just like Satan promising you a gate pass to heaven if you worship him
MYTH: That raila Odinga's fight against Moi was a fight against dictatorship, very simplistic reasoning if you ask me. I guess those who trumpet this lie would also call Idd Amin Dada and Milton Obote, both of whom fought dictators at one point or another democrats.
MYTH:That Raila Odinga made Mwai Kibaki president in 2002. He had run ifive years earlier and gotten 600000 votes against Michael wamalwa's 500000 and Kaluki Ngilu's 400000. Now these figures will tell anyone with a brain that these people were pretty much of the same strength and influence. These other two had already shelved their bids for yet another man who had gannered 1.8 million votes in the '97 elections. They had already crafted the economic blue print guiding the president today but you will never hear them LIE about making Kibaki president. Raila Odinga's ever gullible followers believe that it was even Raila's father (Did i tell u about the family?) who actually made Kenyatta president.In the group that endorsed the president was the country's longest serving Veep and a presidential front runner at the time but one who is mannered enough to respect the fact that it was the people of Kenya who made Kibaki president.
MYTH:That Raila is the most popular politician in the country. This will be settled once and for all in two months time.

Phil said...

I see PANU/PNU and Kibaki Tena enthusiasts have got no facts to counter this post other than the usual name calling, insults and innuendos.

Lunatic or not, I just cant help it, but have to give Kumekucha readers, especially those who are confused with the mess that is the GNU, one last final FACT:

INEQUALITY FACTS:

- For the last five years, for every one shilling earned by a poor kenyan, a rich kenyan earned 56 shillings.

- The richest 10% Kenyans, presently consume 42% of national earnings (commonly referred to as national cake). This elite group has increased its consumption from 36% that was recorded in 2002 of the previous KANU regime.

What a shame.

Excerpts from Raila Odinga Vision for Kenya, poverty eradication plan. (http://.com/vision.html)

Anonymous said...

WHERE WAS raila ova the weekend? alikuwa costo kwa mganga sio? eeh more fatal accidents in nyanza( sacrfices) just like the week b4 kasarani? yeye na DEiya.
FAct: He is in association with drug dealers, children molesters and comes from a lineage of children trafikers (international mind u!) probably involved , polygomous and atheists!! he has one ball(Moi crushed the other...poor guy he might not go 2 heaven) is he really a man?
Myth: He is a family man.

Anonymous said...

Thanks vikii. I am in total agreement. also thanks to anon. In fact there is nothing to add. This cow shall never be anything higher than a kavirondo king. Kioko. BC, Canada

Anonymous said...

MYTH: No African President loses an election.

FACT: Kibaki will lose in 2007, with Raila garnering 80% of the votes cast.

Rabet Maatari.

Vikii said...

Rabet Mataari is one of those people who can never back any of their outbursts with any concretely factual information. How would you say there is a myth that African presidents do not lose elections when we all witnessed Fredrick Chiluba's whitewash of Kenneth Kaunda? That is a myth only held by you.

Your 80% score, Ok lets wait and see.

Anonymous said...

FACTS:
Kibaki is a mob boss with connections with the arturs,ammunition belonging to the presidential guard and government vehicle plates were found in their possession.

THERE HAS BEEN NO TURNAROUND FOR THE BETTER IN THE COMMON MAN'S ECONOMY.THE "GROWTH" HAS ONLY LED TO THE RISE OF NUMEROUS KIKUYU OWNED BUSINESSES

MICHUKI,KIBAKI AND THE POLICE COMMISSIONER KNEW ABOUT THE STANDARD GROUP RAID...SO WHO areTHE REAL DICTATORs?

KIBAKI WAS AGAINST MULTIPARTY DEMOCRACY..again who is the dictator here.

KRA is Kikuyu administrated...who is the tribalist?

The government is Michuki run?true or false?

Moi is known in International circles as a dictator.Why should Kibaki be with him on the same boat?...birds of a feather...

A lot of funds are being allocated to central kenya to build infrastructure...are there roads in North Eastern?

The list about public appointments produced by Mutua was doctored.Names were even repeated.Point to note.All appointments from Nairobi are Kikuyus.Nairobi is METROPOLITAN.

Where has Livondo been all these years Kibera has been in existance.Where does he get financing.I think Kenyans are avoiding the definition of a true leader.It is not the position.You only have to be a Kibera resident to know what Raila has done for the people.

Who,s responsibility is it to develop infrastructure...even in Kibera?is it he government's or Railas.

Kenyatta was atraitor to those who fought for independence.Moi was atraitor to kENYANS and Kibaki is the biggest traitor for hanging with kenya's worst nightmare,neglecting the youth including Kikuyu youth,tribalism,nepotism,racialism and Agwamboism.

KENYANS WANT CHANGE WHETHER KIKUYUS ACCEPT IT OR NOT.WE SHALL NOT FORGET ANGLO LEASING,ARTURS,KROLL,STANDARD,GUSII CLASHES,TRIBALISM,AGEISM,DICTATORCHIP,KEN-REN etc just because of a virtual 5% growth in our economy.

Food for thought.How are the roads in Nairobi.And from nairobi to the western,Eastern,Northern..all parts of the country excluding central province

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