Saturday, January 16, 2010
Deadly Police killers Part 1
Deadly Police killers Part 1
It was approaching mid 2008 and two different incidents happened in quick succession. The first was a warning that my true identity and location was known to certain persons hell-bent on hiding the truth from Kenyans at all costs. These people had been linked to various assassinations that at that point were only “rumours published in Kumekucha.” The second was when out of the blue one of my most impeccable and reliable security informants warned me to lie low and ensure that my identity was never known to this same group. My two informants did not know each other, I was sure of that. And so the timing of their warnings unsettled me greatly. I realized then that my life was really in danger.
Still I hesitated. What if both were wrong? Besides I had been very careful all along, surely there was no way they could find me. And so I did a little more checking and digging. Some sources assured me that all was well. But one or two others told me that I was a marked man because I had disclosed information that was way too sensitive in my blog and what made matters worse is that the information had reached the wrong “foreigners” who were now going to cause a lot of trouble. Since I knew too much and would most probably be called upon to help unearth the truth later, I could no longer be ignored.
Running for dear life can be a strange thing. The first thing that happens is panic. I did not realize how panicked I was until a friend who was helping me asked me a direct question; who exactly wanted to kill you? My mind went blank. It seemed that I had forgotten all the distinct incidents and happenings that had led me to that conclusion. It took two different lengthy dossiers for me to pinpoint the exact source of my fears with barely plausible motives as to why anybody would want to end my life prematurely.
In retrospect what happened in the weeks and months that followed confirmed that my information was correct as people who knew much less than I did ended up dead, execution-style. I am convinced to this day that had I not shifted locations when I did, things would have been very different.
It is important to remember that when I had my troubles almost nobody believed that there was a police execution unit at work in Kenya. And you really couldn’t blame them because they did not know as much as I knew on the subject.
This weekend I hope to help you dear readers of Kumekucha to understand a lot more about the reign of terror of one Maj Gen Hussein Ali and the reason why the Americans will not leave him alone even after he left the police to be postmaster general. His reign of terror as police commissioner is unprecedented although the truth is that police killings did not start with him.
And so let’s start in the next post with a history of the brutal nature of the Kenya police shall we?
To be continued
P.S. Warnings here in Kumekucha about the time bomb that is Eastleigh have been numerous and started at least two years ago. The government as usual ignored them. The violence yesterday at the Jamia mosque in Nairobi caused many Kenyan Muslims to hang their heads in shame. And there is very little that they can now do to cleanse their image in the eyes of other Kenyans. After all who will believe that the so called Muslim youth who caused chaos are all from Somalia and are resident in the country (mostly illegally)? Who can differentiate between them and the local peace loving Muslims? Some deaths were caused yesterday… and for what? For a radical muslim cleric who has suddenly found that there is no airline in the world willing to carry him (even those from muslim countries?) A man who came into Kenya through Tanzania and yet the same Tanzania refused to follow the usual protocol where the radical cleric should have retraced his steps back to where he came from? By the way Tanzania has majority of the population listed as being Muslims.
So how differently should have the Kenyan government handled this Faisal chap who promotes the killing of innocent women and children and claims that his is a religious crusade? Should he have been invited for a cup of coffee in State house? Maybe flown back to Jamaica on the presidential jet? Please!!!!!
It is really annoying for illegal immigrants from a neighbouring country to cause so much chaos and disturb the peace in our country after they have caused such serious problems in their own country so that it is now inhabitable. It would seem that they want to do the same to our beloved Kenya. How dare you come into my peaceful house as a guest and then start breaking stuff and behaving as if it is your house? Hon George Saitoti please wake up and do something drastic!!
I have personally witnessed a man of Somalian descent being denied entry into Tanzania by immigration officers at Namanga. That tells you why Tanzania will never have such silly problems.
If I was Saitoti I would literally shut down Eastleigh right away. As I said in a post over a year ago. It is probably too late to do anything sane now. And that means that the only way to solve the problem is to do it with radical and bold strokes (whatever the consequences). Unless of course we want Nairobi to rapidly degenerate into another Mogadishu soon.
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