Monday, December 03, 2007
Election Violence And The Peace Envoy To The Sudan Who Should Be Sent To The Rift Valley First
There are many posts in Kumekucha that have come back to haunt me. They have not come back to haunt me because I have been wrong, rather it is because I sincerely wish that I had been wrong.
One excellent example is this one written in 2006 about violence in Kibera.
But for today I would really like to share something very funny that is not really funny at all because innocent Kenyans are losing their lives for no good reason. Retired president Daniel Arap Moi was recently appointed Kenya’s special envoy to the Sudan where there is plenty of politically instigated violence (heard of a place called Darfur?).
Recently when Moi was in Ethiopia as part of his Sudan peace mission, two APs (since released without charge) were caught distributing hate literature in the Rift Valley. Just days before some ugly new politically instigated “land clashes” broke out in Kuresoi in the Rift Valley.
Fascinatingly part of the reason why the Rift Valley is so vulnerable to these so-called clashes is because of the settlement (mainly by members of the Kikuyu community) organized by Kenya’s first president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in the region in the 60s and 70s. Now here is the really bizarre part. According to Hilary Ngweno’s popular documentary series; The Making Of A Nation Kenyatta used Moi (then the VP) to organize these settlements.
That would make the retired president the most qualified person on earth to end the land clashes in the Rift Valley once and for all. He would also be the most qualified to instigate the same land clashes in the region.
If the Kibaki administration is serious about ending the election violence, why not send Moi to his own backyard to end the violence first before sending him all the way to the Sudan?
Why make Kenya a laughing stock? Can you imagine what the Sudanese are whispering amongst themselves as they see Moi hovering around their country brokering peace evena as politically instigated violence rages in Kenya’s and Moi’s own Rift Valley?
But alas, I am not naïve. The politically sponsored land clashes in the Rift Valley are in the best interests of the current administration. The evidence for those who still doubted was the recent move to free those 2 APs caught red-handed distributing hate literature in the Rift Valley. The 2 cops clearly said that they received their instructions from this SSP based in the office of the president in Harambee House.
And lest you forget, the reason why the 2007 general elections are shaping up to be the most violent ever is simply because the stakes are way too high as the Mois, Kenyattas and Kibakis battle for the survival of their families. Incidentally this is a selfish, self-centred mission which many unsuspecting Kenyans have been pulled into to support. And yet this selfish initiative has no interests of the greater Kenyans anywhere near its’ agenda.
P.S. I have now established that what many readers have been trying to tell me here about Raila’s alleged initial denial of the existence of an MOU with the Muslims is true.
The facts are that Hon Raila did NOT at any time deny the existence of such an MOU in fact he is the one who brought the whole saga into the limelight for the first time during the ODM presidential nominations in his acceptance speech. I have since established that somebody playing some serious political mischief led the Daily Nation to publish a report to the effect that Raila had initially denied the existence of such an MOU. The Nation later apologized for this, but as many readers here have pointed out, it was a little too late and most of the damage had already been done.
I therefore take this opportunity to set the record straight. At no time has Raila Odinga denied the existence of the said MOU. I apologize for that error of fact in a recent post I made here.
The 5 Most popular stories in Kumekucha today-Nov 3rd;
1. Mystery behind Raila's sudden popularity
2. Leaked PNU post nominations campaign strategy.
3. Regular violent wife rape by dutiful husband
4. Sahel CEO says that Raila is God's Choice
5. Is Nairobi an extension of Central province?
Posted by Chris at 5:50 PM