It is fascinating that the photograph of Anglo Leasing suspect Deepak Kamani on the police web site has been replaced in the most wanted persons section by post-election violence suspects. It illustrates perfectly how justice works in Kenya.
Kamani has the resources and the contacts in the corridors of power, nothing else matters and what that means is that he is untouchable. Kenyans can make noise until the chickens come home but nothing will happen to Mr Kamani that will cause him to go behind bars.
Contrast Kamani to post election violence suspects. These people are basically nobodies. Mostly frustrated youths who were amongst the high number of Kenyans who went berserk when the presidential election were stolen in broad daylight last December. Some of them did terrible, terrible things which cannot be excused. However just think about it for a moment and assess whose actions will at the end of the day have killed and maimed the highest number of Kenyans. My simple calculations clearly show that Kamani’s antics will have a much higher impact over a much longer period of time and will cause untold suffering to hundreds of thousands of Kenyans for many years to come.
The ideal situation would be to haul everybody to court to face the music. Starting from Mwai Kibaki (who is the chief perpetrator of post election violence because he alone made the decision to steal from Kenyans) right down to all his accomplices like the NSIS chief to Samuel Kivuitu and other ECK commissioners. If this is done, then no Kenyan will raise a finger to protect all those young men and women who did such horrible unforgivable things to their fellow human beings.
However as long as Kibaki, Kivuitu and the rest continue to enjoy the trappings of power, at the expense of the long suffering Kenyan tax payer, then there is absolutely no moral ground to remove the photograph of a crook like Kamani from the police web site and replace it with that of post election violence offenders.
But alas, you and I know that going by the justice system in Kenya thus far, the likes of Kivuitu will most likely end up being decorated with those silly now-meaningless awards like the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) for services rendered to the nation of Kenya (just writing it here makes me want to throw up). Sadly in sharp contrast all those "freedom fighters" who made sure that the election theft did not stand unchallenged will end up facing the hangman at the worst or rotting in Kenyan jails which is even worse.
Many people believe that the so-called amnesty debate will end up bringing down the infant grand coalition government. Personally I find it difficult to argue against such a position. This is a time when Kenyans are crying out for justice and nothing less will wash.
Where Is Lucy Kibaki?
One of the clear indicators that the Kenyan media has been compromised in its’ very important duty as a watch dog for the people is its’ continued silence over important national issues.
For instance, just like there is no way the duly elected president can disappear for months on end and Kenyans are not told what is happening, in the same way the first lady cannot just vanish from the face of the earth and everybody continues to behave as if it is normal.
While it is understandable that Lucy Kibaki is not exactly popular right across the political divide, she is still the country’s first lady. And just like your mother is still your mother even if she is a known witch, Lucy is still the first Lady whether folks like her or not.
So where is Lucy?
Fairly reliable sources have told this blogger that she is "under lock and key" at a well known hospital in Karen. On the door of the room where the first lady is are the following words in big bold letters;
Unauthorized staff strictly prohibited from entry
The same sources claim that the last that was heard of the first lady was when she had a confrontation of sorts with her son who was urging the duly elected president to "take some action, even if it is resigning" to quell the election violence that was then escalating. It is said that the word "resign" is what caused the first lady to get violent with her own son.
Now all sorts of stories have been doing the rounds including the sensational one about a shot being fired at Jimmy Kibaki. My source however assures me that there was a kitchen knife involved in some kind of scuffle and whatever happened caused the first lady’s mental state to deteriorate hence her current hibernation away from the public eye.
The government needs to tell Kenyans where Lucy Kibaki is and more importantly the state of her health.
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