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Friday, November 28, 2008

Recreating Kenya's Beautiful Political Mirage

The so-called cabinet 12-step roadmap to electoral and constitutional order roadmap to reforms must be seen for what it truly is: SMOKESCREEN TO PULL WOOL over the face of Kenyans. Make no mistake the stakes are too high for Kibaki to afford the luxury of retracing the 2002 Kenyan dream he singularly help extinguish. The besieged cabinet ministers and MPs accused of involvement in PEV could have provided timely political collateral.

The dusted script is so predictable so much so that even before you say Anglo Leasing, the political daggers will be flying menacingly in search of culpable head from opposing camps. Kibaki’s roadmap is nothing but halftime before the teams come out tearing at each other within THE GRAND COLLUSION.

The roadmap smells EXPEDIENCY tailored to cement the much loved IMPUNITY. Reading the fine print is a stack reminder of new constitution in 100 days that was promised with the singular intention of being trashed. The idea of legislating a fixed date of elections has never sounded any sweeter to Kenyans with their traditional short political memories.

So the need craft a new electoral has been reinvented? Well, blackmail and revenge are delicious meals that are best served cold. No sane person would dare expose Kivuitu and his team lest the good old lawyer opts for time-tested SOLOMONIC wisdom and rips the can open leaving the nasty and criminal contents to crawl out in the open. Speak of immaculately albeit unwittingly placing your own neck on the chopping block.

All the populist talk about creation an interim boundaries review commission is will only soon see the political shit hit the fun. Woe unto Kenyans below for they will have to endure the resulting odour and discomfort.

We have scoundrels for politicians and NO LEADER nor LEADERSHIP. Their myopic view of optimal administrative and electoral units revolves exclusively around ETHNIC hegemony and vote shopping. But expect them to win their gullible supporters whose cheers will dim any rational examination of the present gimmick to postpone apocalypse.

Gate keepers
You cannot fail to smell SELFISH games and self-preservation anytime querulous Kenyan politicians come out united on an issue. Wait till MPs and ministers hit the road in their weekend village escapades to drum up ETHNIC preferences.

Our political class is allergic to the truth and will fall for anything that makes the scuttle the ugly truth staring right in front of them. Kenya is not in the present deep hole because of lack of good session papers or intentions. It is the DEARTH of POLITICAL WILL as the leaders feathers their nests as they erect stone walls to GATE KEEP Kenya from Kenyans themselves.

The adage talk is cheap has never been more apt. The present buzzword of planning to enact anti-hate speech legislation is a poor effort at bandaging a festering national wound that will surely see Kenya succumb to septic shock. As a country we re our own worst enemies continuing to dig incessantly while we are already at the bottom of a pit.

No wonder we find time to fashion roadmap facades for a country teeming with wretched IDPs within her own borders. Believing the present political kite is akin to trusting hyenas to guard the choicest of steak

11 comments:

Vikii said...

Wow!

Anonymous said...

Well, I believe that for every situation there must be a solution.
What do we do to avert a state of multi organ dysfunction as evidenced by the impending septic shock? Do we just sit down and be hopeless as we cry wolf all the time about our inempt leaders? We need inspiration and a call for change we can believe in , ama?

Anonymous said...

something clear about all Taabu's posts..

They are a voice of a wailing man, a hopeless naive young lad stuck in a 30 something body...he offers no solutions and those that offers solutions he quickly bursts their roadmaps. In a clever way fails to see any ill in Raila.

This is the breed of Kenyans who have fallen prey to Raila brand of 'wooing' politics. Where everything and everybody is against your progress and all but you are responsilbe for your current predisposition.

Guys like Taabu are better off spilling doomsday messages than contributing towards improvement.
JUST IGNORE HIS PERSISTENT RANTS.

Kumekucha's Prefect

Anonymous said...

Grand Coalition is not working!!How many times should kenyans say this loud and clear.... we have greed, corruption, rampage looting, and hate speeches. all over again, selfish MP's in parliament only waiting for their monthly cheques getting fat and under the table making deals and signingn contracts through their relatives and then turn back ans spit on ordinary kenyans who voted them in!!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH- THE COALITION AINT WORKING- TIME UP WE NEED AN INTERIM GOVERNMENT IN PLACE TO SORT THE CONSTITUTION AND THERE AFTER CALL NEW ELECTION.. AS KENYAN WE ARE TIRED, HUNGRY, HOMELESS, JOBLESS.... SHENZI HAWA MP'S

Anonymous said...

Kibaki and Ruto in secret talks

Saturday Nation

By KIPCHUMBA SOME Posted Friday, November 28 2008 at 22:41
In Summary

Private consultations explain minister’s sudden change of heart over Waki report and upbeat mood among Rift Valley MPs

He cited a case three weeks ago when the President praised Mr Ruto as a hardworking minister during an international agricultural meeting in Nairobi.

“That was a subtle welcome to Mr Ruto and to the Kalenjin community to work together with him. The President has actually been trying to reach out to us for a long time. It is time we reached out to him too instead of fighting his government all the time,” said Mr Kutuny.

This rare vote of confidence is particularly interesting given that it is coming from leaders of a community that has stridently opposed the President since he was voted to power six years ago.

It also comes at a time when the President is facing criticism from a section of MPs from his Central Kenya backyard and members of the civic society who accuse him of failing to give a definite direction to the Waki report.

“All these developments should be seen in context of the meetings between the President and the two ministers. And as things stand now, I can assure you that Mr Ruto’s change of heart over the Waki report is not the last significant development you are going to see,” said our source.

Early this week, Mr Ruto made a surprise announcement calling for implementation of the Waki report which calls for a tribunal to try leaders suspected to have instigated the post-election violence which left more than 1,300 people dead and thousands displaced.

Up until then, the minister had trashed the report saying it was based on rumours, innuendos and hearsay.

His new call has been taken up by other Kalenjin MPs among them Mr Julius Kones (Konoin), Mr Benjamin Langat (Ainamoi), Mr Sirma, Mr Isaac Ruto (Chepalungu), Mr Kutuny, Mrs Peris Simam (Eldoret East) and Mr Lucas Chepkitony (Keiyo North).

Despite softening their stance on the report, the leaders insist that they have not changed their positions altogether.

They say they are now fronting a new way of handling the report, a position that is likely to meet wide acceptance across the political divide.

“We have not changed positions. We simply realised that we could not throw the report out of the window and pretend that nothing happened. The truth is that the report raised a number of pertinent issues which we have to grapple with as leaders for the process of national healing and reconciliation to take place,” said Mr Sirma.

Although our source declined to disclose the exact nature of the deal between the President, Mr Ruto and Mr Kenyatta, a proposal by Mr Chepkitony seems to have gained currency among Kalenjin MPs.

Mr Chepkitony says that a local tribunal with full investigative and prosecutorial powers be formed alongside a truth, justice and reconciliation commission to try people suspected to have funded or planned the violence.

“If we implement it in its current form, the people who have been mentioned in the report will be condemned unfairly. And if we oppose it in toto, the victims will be denied justice. In my view, this is the best way to handle this report,” said Mr Chepkitony.

Mr Sirma said the proposal falls in line with President Kibaki’s repeated call to temper justice with forgiveness when dealing with the report.

The President first hinted during his Kenyatta Day speech that he favours restorative rather than retributive justice as a way of bringing about national healing.

The entry of Mr Kenyatta into the scene gives a political dimension to the talks between the President and Mr Ruto. Our source disclosed that the President is keen to involve the two ministers in his succession strategy.

“The first step towards this end is to have them talking and convincing their communities that they need to work together. So far, talks between the two ministers are progressing well,” the MP said.

He cited a case three weeks ago when the President praised Mr Ruto as a hardworking minister during an international agricultural meeting in Nairobi.

“That was a subtle welcome to Mr Ruto and to the Kalenjin community to work together with him. The President has actually been trying to reach out to us for a long time. It is time we reached out to him too instead of fighting his government all the time,” said Mr Kutuny.

This rare vote of confidence is particularly interesting given that it is coming from leaders of a community that has stridently opposed the President since he was voted to power six years ago.

It also comes at a time when the President is facing criticism from a section of MPs from his Central Kenya backyard and members of the civic society who accuse him of failing to give a definite direction to the Waki report.

“All these developments should be seen in context of the meetings between the President and the two ministers. And as things stand now, I can assure you that Mr Ruto’s change of heart over the Waki report is not the last significant development you are going to see,” said our source.

Early this week, Mr Ruto made a surprise announcement calling for implementation of the Waki report which calls for a tribunal to try leaders suspected to have instigated the post-election violence which left more than 1,300 people dead and thousands displaced.

Up until then, the minister had trashed the report saying it was based on rumours, innuendos and hearsay.

His new call has been taken up by other Kalenjin MPs among them Mr Julius Kones (Konoin), Mr Benjamin Langat (Ainamoi), Mr Sirma, Mr Isaac Ruto (Chepalungu), Mr Kutuny, Mrs Peris Simam (Eldoret East) and Mr Lucas Chepkitony (Keiyo North).

Despite softening their stance on the report, the leaders insist that they have not changed their positions altogether.

They say they are now fronting a new way of handling the report, a position that is likely to meet wide acceptance across the political divide.

“We have not changed positions. We simply realised that we could not throw the report out of the window and pretend that nothing happened. The truth is that the report raised a number of pertinent issues which we have to grapple with as leaders for the process of national healing and reconciliation to take place,” said Mr Sirma.

Although our source declined to disclose the exact nature of the deal between the President, Mr Ruto and Mr Kenyatta, a proposal by Mr Chepkitony seems to have gained currency among Kalenjin MPs.

Mr Chepkitony says that a local tribunal with full investigative and prosecutorial powers be formed alongside a truth, justice and reconciliation commission to try people suspected to have funded or planned the violence.

“If we implement it in its current form, the people who have been mentioned in the report will be condemned unfairly. And if we oppose it in toto, the victims will be denied justice. In my view, this is the best way to handle this report,” said Mr Chepkitony.

Mr Sirma said the proposal falls in line with President Kibaki’s repeated call to temper justice with forgiveness when dealing with the report.

The President first hinted during his Kenyatta Day speech that he favours restorative rather than retributive justice as a way of bringing about national healing.

The entry of Mr Kenyatta into the scene gives a political dimension to the talks between the President and Mr Ruto. Our source disclosed that the President is keen to involve the two ministers in his succession strategy.

“The first step towards this end is to have them talking and convincing their communities that they need to work together. So far, talks between the two ministers are progressing well,” the MP said.

Phil said...

Excuse me Taabu,

I appreciate your apprehension, but are we talking about the infamous NARC MOU of 2002 or are we talking about the NARA accord of 2008, more specifically AGENDA 4 of the Kofi Annan led peace talks?

Baring any assasinations - originally high on agenda - I do not see the OLD SCHOOL getting away this time. The GCG itself is a huge step in ending the culture of impunity. The Waki recommendations, tempered by the TJRC (and the ICC hanging over our heads) is a huge step from those days we used to debate about the possibilities of having a truth commission or even getting leaders to be accountable.

I just wonder; what happened to your own clarion call that KENYA WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN? Dont tell me you are giving up this early. Gari yetu bado inaelekea pale pale.

Anonymous said...

Taabu,

The politicians are not the problem; the human worshippers are the real problems. Those among us who act like some politicians are messiahs are the ones who encourage the politicians to continue with their impunity. Some Kenyans even claim to have raped and killed their neighbours in an effort to make their messiah, president. Can you comprehend that lunacy?

So, you cant rant and wail, but things will remain the same until the culture of human worship is discarded from some communities.

Anonymous said...

Phil,

What do you think about the latest unconfirmed reports that Ruto and the RV are about to ditch ODM and join KANU an affliate partner of PNU?
There have even been talks about Ruto/Uhuru alliance in 2012. what is your take on that?

Anonymous said...

Anon 5.09,
Moi and Kibaki signed a MOU that power will remain within Central and RV proviences. Moi is behind the revolt of RV against Raila and ODM. It is known he (Moi) had series of meetings with RV politicians urging them to leave ODM.

Anonymous said...

why do men cheat Taabu?

http://www.eastandard.net/mag/InsidePage.php?id=1144000361&cid=300&

Anonymous said...

There is something about Raila that is very appealing ..a nationalistic and principled man ..that is wat even Moi and Baks cannot stop ..even in central province ..2012 ..or even sooner he's ghot my vote...open ur eyes pple

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