This post is in response to that by Chris: Is Kiraitu Murungi Running Scared?
Who is Kiraitu Murungi in the first place as far as Kenya politics is concerned? Nobody.
Who is Kiraitu Murungi in the second place as far as Kenya corruption is concerned? Somebody!
I certainly have no regrets in accusing Kiraitu, Murungaru and Mwiraria as among the infamous "6 M's" who were at the forefront in betraying the NARC dream and in the process costing President Kibaki a second term in office. The six M's will certainly go down in history as the most arrogant ministers in Kenya's independence history.
Kiraitu is one individual who is solely responsible for the failure of NARC's pre-election pledge for a new devolved constitution. His slave driver behavior during the Bomas conference is well recognised. His assertion that government should walk out of the conference, when the conference was composed of independent delegates only, was the straw that broke the camels back.
Kiraitu is the man who presided over a very selective surgery of the judiciary in 2003 where innocent judges were set-up and accused of being corrupt while the real corrupt ones given promotions to the court of appeal and others landed appointments in well paying state offices.
Chris, please do not forget that the Kroll Report, Goldenberg Commission as well as the Ndungu Land Commission enquiries were directly under the constitutional affairs ministry that Kiraitu headed - and that all these enquiries resulted in absolutely NO benefit to the Kenyan tax payer despite the hundreds millions of shillings spent in these investigations.
These three individuals are the people who Githongo recorded on tape defending Anglo-Leasing and they are known to be shareholders with the Kamani Brothers of the ANGLO-LEASING Ghost companies that refunded billions of shillings to the treasury incognito or so it seems after Githongo exposed them. The same Kibaki ministers who went to bed with corruption networks of the Moi era and who, for instance, were named in the Kroll Report as having bought substantial shares from Equatorial Bank that is adversely mentioned in the same Kroll Report as one of the banks that were used to channel billions of shillings to off-shore accounts for the Mois, Biwotts and Kuleis. From playing hide and seek with auctioneers to dollar multi-millionaires within 24 months of taking power. We can forgive Chris, we cannot forget.
We remember that chilling story when fifteen 20ft containers of high quality cocaine went through Kenya to european markets shockingly 'without the knowledge' of port police, KRA customs or our famous NSIS. It emerged later the 6 M's were said to be in the payroll of drug lords at the Kenyan coast and that they used their powerful offices to protect illegal activities while earning millions of dollars in drug money. During that time, only one container was intercepted after the other 14 transitted at Kilindini Port with cocaine value of billions of shillings - and so far the single container remains largest cocaine consignment ever to have been intercepted in the continent of Africa. Murungaru, who is still smarting from a blanket visa ban to EU and US, was Internal Security Minister then. Several innocent suspects were arrested, tried and freed by the High Court for lack of evidence while the real culprits can now purport to be at the fore front of the Kibaki Tena campaign. It is difficult to tell whether the president himself was party to this deal. Kenyans will have their suspicions because it seems his ministers were the managers of grand economic and criminal injustices against the Kenyan people!
The six M's have put this country in reverse gear back to at least two decades in terms of poverty alleviation and development because they are more inclined to defend and engage in corruption using their powerful offices, and according to Githongo, with the full knowledge or blessings of the head of state.
To answer your question Chris; Kiraitu, Murungaru and Mwiraria have every reason to run scared of the prospects of an ODM government!!!