The three commission set up to enquire on DECEPTION and FRAUD are measuring up to the written script. From Cockar to Waki, the commissioners are attempting to justify their pay by revisiting the very old and tired lines albeit with a sprinkling of legal lingo. It is typical Kenyan way to buying time secure in the knowledge that Kenyans have perishable memories.
While Majid Cockar and his team are getting superlative entertainment from legal busybodies who are synonymous of fraudulent regimes, Waki is apologizing to bullet and rape victims promising them no repeat of their traumatic and shattered lives. The Cockar-led commission is another window to showcase Kenyans professionals hawking their expertise to the most fraudulent power brokers. In their twisted minds, the Masikas of this world shamelessly feign ignorance when their services were sourced by the best scheming fraudsters hell-bent on milking cow Kenya to the last drop of blood.
Judge Kriegler must be enjoying every act of the show from his VIP seat as the cast from besmirched ECK outdo themselves in sanitizing the stench they invited upon themselves. You read about former PPO Matagaro wax lyrical in his defending the indefensible and wonder whether he is reading straight from comments in Kumekucha. The besieged ECK have fallen to such predictable lines that one is left wondering where the thin line between them and propaganda-laden politicians lie.
Calling thieves' bluff
The common thread running through the duplicitous Waki-Kriegler and Cockar commission is the intention to sanitize DECEPTION and FRAUD. Only in Kenya do scoundrels have the luxury to constitute probes to investigate themselves with predictable reports that will never see the light of the day. Meanwhile the poor IDPs remain the collateral of the whole scheme of deception personified.
But just wait a minute! Imagine the consequences of Judge Kriegler muddying the waters by calling the scoundrel’s bluff. Caging the ECK for bungling the polls would definitely lead to some form of fall out and the attendant bean spilling from one Sam Kivuitu and his bunch of incompetents. That may be a wild thought but were it to happen Kimunya’s script of resorting to drumming tribal support will reach a crescendo. We surely live in interesting political times. Na bado.