Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Karua Flogging Dead Anglo Leasing Ghosts
They returned the money back to the government. So Anglo Leasing is truly the scandal that never was. Kiraitu told us as much during his reign as Justice Minister. So what else does Martha Karua want after the official clarification to the same effect from both her predecessor and treasury?
The Narc-K chairperson must know when to stop talking. She served the government diligently and as much as the cabinet is missing her skirt for cover, the Gichugu MP must tame her upper pair of lips. No form nor amount of political tantrums can sanitize sour grapes.
The treasury may have promised parliaments that the government terminated all Anglo Fleecing contracts. But Basic English tells you contract is founded on obligations that must be met by both parties. The fleecers did their part and expensively package and sold us air and it is incumbent upon Kenya to pay.
Anglo Leasing owners are not local DT Dobie who we can generously subject to fiat and raw power in contravention of a signed contract. And Martha must stop being cheeky in sneaking in UNFOUNDED demands knowing too well Finance Minister and DPM together with his PS are on grander mission abroad to oil the wheels of Kenya.
Karua and Bonny Khalwale must learn to respect official communication. The able and decorated AG Amos Wako has himself told Parliament the Government had cancelled five contracts when it became apparent they were fraudulent. We don’t need sophisticated Forensic Science Laboratories when special police units can comprehensively deal with thugs and militias.
Kenyans must learn to count their blessing one by one. They are fortunate enough to be led by an accomplished economist who remains a genius among his village peers since 1960s to date.
President Kibaki’s austerity measures and prudence in rejecting expensive vehicles couldn’t be more proof that he cannot allow Kenyans to be fleeced on his watch. So Karua’s challenge that Treasury officials present proof that the Government had indeed terminated Anglo Leasing contracts is retrogressive and insensitive to a progressive regime.
Madam Karua must respect the collective responsibility she took oath on and stop revealing government secrets under the pretext of seeking transparency. She is better advised to stop the beautiful circus that hitherto defined her.
Martha speaking of constitutional and legal reforms makes her lips contort so strangely she would rather not try. She must stop shadowboxing His Excellency the President who made her what she is today. Sour grapes as a rule are often juiceless.