Friday, March 06, 2009
Mungiki Killings: Last Signs of a Failed State
Dr. Afred Mutua is a troubled man. The government spokesman must we wishing he could eat his words that condemned Oscar Foundation as the financiers of Mungiki. Even before he even shut his lips OF officials Oscar Kamau King’ara and Paul Oulu were dead meat.
So did Mutua know something we didn’t know or was his just another episode of choking with both his limbs stuck in his mouth? Add that to the bravado fro police spokesman Eric Kiraithe and you cannot fail to see the common thread of high stakes behind the scenes.
That the murderous Mungiki has no place in a modern society is without question. But a police force that thrives on extra-judicial killings to fight such criminals can only succeed in the gang mutating into something even more dangerous. Nothing but the rule and respect of law separates us from other apes and the reign of the jungle.
King’ara must have rubbed 2012 SUCCESSIONISTS the wrong way. Having Oscar lorry branded with key politicians and police officers suspected of ordering previous extra-judicial killings must have been the last nail that sealed his coffin. You don’t expose Kenyan gatekeepers and expect to escape with it given the boiling succession wars underneath.
The police force has resorted to jungle law that saw them rope in rival Mungiki factions to do their dirty executions. Only the police force can have the intelligence to constantly monitor both King’ara and Oulu that made tracing them to the traffic jam so easy. And what a senseless orgy of firing it was pumping more than three bullets in each head?
Impunity mutates into different faces and with the police force already exposed as its icon, we haven’t seen anything yet. Add that to the boiling magma that is succession 2012 and you get a volatile mix of executions and assassination in quick succession.