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Monday, February 15, 2010

Inside story of valentine’s day drama and why Ongeri is so brave

I have it from two seperate authoritative sources that Sam Ongeri, spectacles steaming and brow sweating copiously, examined a badly injured Dr Robert Ouko at State House Nakuru and declared in a shaky voice that he needed urgent medical attention. Ongeri is a qualified medical doctor. It was at that very moment that Nicholas Biwott grabbed a gun and shot Ouko in the head. It is said that everybody present including the then president Moi froze in utter shock.

Prof Sam "watched Ouko being shot" Ongeri

Ongeri is said to have been as stiff as a Meru oak tree his eyes wide in terror at what transpired before his very eyes.

This single incident more than anything else during his long political career, must stand out in Prof Ongeri’s mind so much so that no crisis will be too big ever again in his life. Political or otherwise. Not after what went down on that eerie 13th day of February 1990. After all the cold-calculating-and-yet-cool-as-a-cucumber Biwott would have decided that he did not need Ongeri as a possible witness thus what befell virtually all Ouko murder witnesses would have happened to Ongeri. But he survived. One of the very few who did.

And that is why the huge scandal at Ongeri’s ministry of education has not shaken the good professor and calls for his resignation cannot have given him any sleepless nights. Not even his so-called sacking by the Prime Minister (later rescinded by the president) moved him. A confident Ongeri arrogantly told the press “I have not heard from the appointing authority.” And sure enough the President swiftly moved to quash the “suspension” or whatever you want to call it, very shortly after that.

To cut a long story short folks, there is nothing that you can show Ongeri that he has not seen in his life before? Do your worst if you must but what can you really do to scare the man who has seen it all?

That is the Ongeri attitude. That is how this man who sees himself as a Kisii warrior sees things. And Kisii warriors NEVER blink let alone get shocked.

But what the professor has failed to realize and tragically so is the fact that the old politics he is practicing will not work for long. Even as some of his supporters on the ground have started threatening Luo residents in Kisii with eviction notices (after the PM’s suspension order) many other folks from Kisii have distanced themselves from Ongeri and joined the rest of Kenyans in calling for his immediate resignation to pave way for investigations at his ministry. The same has happened in Eldoret and amongst the Kalenjin community some of whom have just had enough of the increasingly cocky agricultural minister William Ruto.

Folks, take it from me, it is just a matter of time before we see the backs of both Ongeri and Ruto for good. Sadly I fear that these two tribal chiefs will not go quietly and will do their utmost to stir trouble and possibly blood shed just to prove how popular they still are to those Kenyans still naïve enough to swallow such antics.

But there is a more fascinating tale behind the happenings of this past Valentine’s and the two most dramatic political events for a very long time.

The way the PM would have ordinarily handled the suspensions of Ruto and Ongeri would have been for him to drop Ruto (who belongs to his half of the cabinet) and then have the president issue a statement dropping Ongeri (who is an appointee of the PNU wing). Instead the PM issued a sweeping statement suspending both. Why?

Well it was all political chess, very well orchestrated by the PM (although it will backfire badly on him). Raila and his handlers knew that suspending both Ongeri and Ruto and pretending that he had the powers to do so would endear him to the Kenyan public and leave President Kibaki with very limited options. If Kibaki stayed mum as he usually does and left the suspensions to hold Raila would still be a hero and his image as a powerful PM would have greatly been enhanced. If the president quashed the action, it would be a clear indication that he supported corruption. So either way the PM would win. I am reliably informed that the PM gave his famous press conference shortly before boarding a plane for Japan on official government business. This was no coincidence. And neither was it a coincidence that the press conference was called on a sleepy Sunday afternoon. The idea was to delay a possible response from the president for as long as possible. To be honest I am rather surprised that the president responded that quickly. I was expecting the president’s men to stir on Monday morning at the earliest.

Some of my sources claim that Raila’s handlers are keen to force a constitutional crisis and thus early elections which would put the PM in prime position for the presidency. I am not sure about that. But what I do know is that the earlier elections are called from now, the better the chances of the PM. If we get to end of 2012, the PM’s chances will be virtually nil, the way things are going. Already with the Mau saga and this latest incident (where he sacked corrupt ministers only for Kibaki to re-instate them at least that is how ordinary Kenyans are looking at it) can be used as valuable political capital to support a Raila presidential bid but only if early elections were forced on Kenyans by a constitutional crisis of sorts. This kind of political capital cannot be refrigerated and does not last long.

Things are getting very, very interesting on the political front and it is anybody’s guess what will happen in the coming weeks and months.

Earlier Kumekucha article: How Biwott transferred assets after 2007

95 comments:

Anonymous said...

Corruption stinks to the high heavens and must be fought from all fronts. There should be no sacred cow. I support Raos rusade and he has my vote. But again - am not sure how he has handled the ministers suspension gives him credence or isolates him. He rightly knows what he did was illegal - he should have sacked ruto from his half the government and put pressure on Kibaki to sack Ongeri. My two cents worth - is that Rao is tired with the government and his side kicks think by creating a crisis he would be the better of the two, an assertion am not sure i share. By calling Annan - he isolates himself further. This time his support has waned and he could take a walk and the governemnt moves on. We all knew he would hit the governemnt from down below - but we were not sure he would decamp this early. His Kenyan constituency, could decline so quickly, more so when many Kenyans are concerned with issues of bread and butter. No one wants a constitutional crisis. All the same could be true that Raila is silently protesting against the constitution? Could Phils prophecy sometimes earlier in Kumekucha come to pass?

All the same - i would request Rao to call for truce. This one he may not win. Its too complicated than he thought.

Mzee wa Kijiji

Taabu said...

Chris,
Is the present heat part of your last phephecy/predictions? I missed out, please update.

Anonymous said...

Has Kalonzo ducked into a toilet somewhere?

He's been mighty quiet.

Lovejoy said...

Kumbe Chris is about! You have been MIA for so long....

Anonymous said...

"I am reliably informed that the PM gave his famous press conference shortly before boarding a plane for Japan on official government business."

It was on the news on Sunday!

Chris, please stop pretending that the breaks news before others do.

Phil said...
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Phil said...

Chris and friends of ODM,

Mambo bado.

This is just the beginning. No need to panic.

The time for reckoning is just around the corner.

Phil said...
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Anonymous said...

The real Dossier will be out by Wednesday... Raila is toast. He will step aside and Kina Ruto can follow.

Anonymous said...

Chris,

U know I have been a lone Raila critic voice here in KK, but I must say I don't like the way Kibaki has handled the whole affair. It's is wrong to humiliate your working colleague publicly the manner Kibaki did, and in this case your supposedly equal partner in the govt.

I am embarrassed by the whole saga, to an extent I don't even want to listen to the news anymore.
Seriously, I am truly embarrassed.

Phil's Mistress

Anonymous said...

Chris, wacha kuchekesha wana Kemekucha, ati Ongeri is "a man who has seen it all." Kwani, what death defying odds has the old man seen that other ordinary Kenyans have not seen or been through since the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or the 2008 PEV?

Believe it or not, Ongeri's Waterloo is going to be engineered by young ambitious Kisii sharks that are beginning to smell blood in the murky regional pools of Kenyan politics.

In the mean time, Raila should have followed protocol and saved himself from all the unfolding drama. Was it all worth it in the name of gaining short lived political gains? We shall see what becomes of it in due time. Raila may have bit more than he can chew this time around.

I am sure there are some disgruntled Luo people who still habour grudges and carry on so many axes to grind against the Odingas.

Ordinary Kenyans will be the real losers once the stinky political dust settles in a matter of months.

Let the political dramas continue to unfold.
































tter of

Anonymous said...

Chris your so off base. It's stopped being comical!!!

Anonymous said...

Impunity = Corruption = President
It stared there, it ends there!!

The Money being stolen is Money for the campaigns and Elections

2012

Maize/Agrifill/Triton -> ODM (+/- Ruto)

FPE/Anglo/Passat-> PNU

Yes I say it !


Yours

Kindergarten Kid

Anonymous said...

Kibaki is the best president kenya has ever had.

Anonymous said...

Raila is just a Western puppet being forced down Kenya's throat.

even PNU are asking why U.S,U.K are quiet on the maize scandal.

Someone should tell the British that they wont force regime change(i.e Raila ) without a fight. This is not Latin America in the 80's. mambo bado

Raila is imperialist sellout, shame shame. Agwambo, sorry to say you are nothing your father was. Your father was nationalist.

Anonymous said...

Raila destroyed economy from 7%GDP to 1%. now hes engineering another crisis. Kisumu virtually collapsed economically.

kwanza this Miguna Miguna chap is the cause of most of this. Miguna has now convinced Raila to shoot down the proposed constitution.

Raila is ready to take this country down in flames for power. Ati now he wants Annan to come back and renegotiate,lol. Mudavadi is embarrassing himself allowing Raila to use him.

Anonymous said...

Wako's position

For starteres, who would listen to Wako?

He is not supposed to be in office!

I am not supporting RAO for suspending the 2 ministers, but I am equally supportive of the fact that while corruption is the cancer in Kenya, for Kenyans, Kibaki's cancer is anything to do with one family /one wife.

Legality aside, can RAO and Kibaki now clean the mess in this cabinet.

Seems RAO was expecting what Kibaki did-if you see the way he quoted some legal sections of the Act.

Kenyans are not interested in these leagalities but reality.

PANUAs must now decide whether the scandals of Anglo leasing, oil, Grand Regency are to be re-opnned.

If we KAAC is re-opening the case on Maize sacndal, when not these others.

Unlike Kibaki who will act "commercially" to safeguard his his loot (Ken fertiliser as as the first anglo leasing under him), RAO is hardened and I dont think he cares more than for a political statement!

Kenyans, brace for some interesting times- see Ruto's comments that what Raila did is not "crises".
what is a crises when "equal partners" cant agree to wipe out corruption.

Like it or not, RAO got the score this time.
Those who think that Fidel's name in the maize scandal is something big for RAO are in for a surprise- RAO will agree the position and let Fidel be put through.The family has money to buy time, through legal systems!

How I like all of what is happening.

One thing is clear- Kenyan's will benefit through this mes since compromises as far as corruption is concerned will not be fruitful.

PANUA, bring it on. Ordinary Kenyans are with RAO-perception. I am sure some work is being done to "cool"RAO.

PANUA has much to lose. not a hardened political detainee.

My only worry is that PANUA mishandled this "small issue " and RAO might be unstoppable!

when you attacck RAO, you attack 7 out of 8 provinces.

Hard times, though very interesting ahead.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:48 AM
Stop Daydreaming - the 7/8 provinces you claim may have been in 2007... This is 2010 My Friend and RV is out, Central is Out, North Easter is Out and Eastern

Go dream elswhere.

Chris said...

Hello Taabu,

To be honest I had totally forgotten about my cocky predictions for 2010. I am embarassed by some of them already. It would seem that the one about the constitution will be proved wrong (we look like being on course for a new constitution... finally). Well I will be delighted to have been wrong on that.

But about this sudden Raila/Kibaki spat, lets give it a little more time shall we? It could be the sucker punch of em all.

Also notice Phil's careful comment and the fact that he deleted another two comments after the one he retained (probably fearing that he has reveal too much).

I think the PM's camp is up to something very big. A political coup of sorts that would lead to early elections. But will it work?

-Kumekucha-

Anonymous said...

anon 8:29

after the recent embarassing events kalonzo is only too glad that kenyans are preoccupied with the kibaki/raila bout. The all too important (VIKII WHERE YOU AT?)Kalonzo lied to kenyans to be seen to be working and yet we all know the SOB is whiling away ttime hoping to be toshwad as the next prezo. We want our tax money back!!

Anonymous said...

Raila should never have called Kikuyus kabila ADUI!

This is what is going to bring the invetiable downfall of the Luo King.

The presidency was his come 2012 but instead he decided to declare war against the mighty Mt.Kenyans - a war he can never win.

Anonymous said...

anon 12:46,

Kalonzo alikula mbuzi ya nani?
Give credit where is due, kalonzo is a peace loving kenyan and does not get entangled with any kind of war.

Anonymous said...

Raila want Kofi Annan to and babysit him. Raila still acts like a half-grown man. He starts a fight in the school yard and when things get hot he cries for his father. Na mambo bado.

Anonymous said...

"Raila want Kofi Annan to and babysit him. Raila still acts like a half-grown man. He starts a fight in the school yard and when things get hot he cries for his father. Na mambo bado."

Are you serious or you just felt like blogging to kill boredom

Anonymous said...

Raila destroyed economy from 7%GDP to 1%. now hes engineering another crisis. Kisumu virtually collapsed economically.

kwanza this Miguna Miguna chap is the cause of most of this. Miguna has now convinced Raila to shoot down the proposed constitution.

Raila is ready to take this country down in flames for power. Ati now he wants Annan to come back and renegotiate,lol. Mudavadi is embarrassing himself allowing Raila to use him.

Do you really have a brain or you've blinded by tribalism and hatred for RAO

Anonymous said...

Raila should never have called Kikuyus kabila ADUI!

This is what is going to bring the invetiable downfall of the Luo King.

The presidency was his come 2012 but instead he decided to declare war against the mighty Mt.Kenyans - a war he can never win.

Lets argue not vomit

Anonymous said...

"The real Dossier will be out by Wednesday... Raila is toast. He will step aside and Kina Ruto can follow"

What dossier you freak

Anonymous said...

Kibaki supports corruption. What we have seen is what we have been knowing. Go srow.

Anonymous said...

I would like my children and grandchildren to live in a country where stealing is seen to be a crime.

We should embrace politicians who are fighting evils and not clap to those supporting crime.

US and EU are tired of giving us grands only to be stolen. Who will pay it back. Is it not our poor grandchildren?

They will instead seek asylum in the US and EU. This is why the west will and should strike hard on Kibaki, the CORUPTION KING.

Anonymous said...

The real Dossier will be out soon... Kibaki and his KKK cronies are toast. Ocasmpo is itching to haul 4-6 people to hague and Ruto and UK are the first two

Anonymous said...

Political high drama at its best. Watch what comes next....Ocampo

Anonymous said...

You need to post my comments you freaking idiot

Anonymous said...

@12:50

War on mighty Mt. Kenya???

Are you equating Mt. Kenya to Corruption? Is it true? I thought we are all waging war on corruption.

But it seems that you are happy that corruption is winning. What a funny character!

Anonymous said...

You idiot where are my comments you coward

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

As usual Thug Raila wants to grab power from the president by acting outside the constitution. The Thug must know wananchi wako macho. Everybody must act within the law including the chief "KABILA ADUI" choir master.

Anonymous said...

Without the Kalenjin "mass action" Raila would not be purpoting to have powers as PM to suspend Ruto. This Ngiri has trully a very short memory.

Anonymous said...

The grapevine has it that raila is after the Kisiis who did not vote for him. If that is the case the coward first move against all the Kikuyus who called him a kihii and didn't vote for him at all.

Anonymous said...

Wakisii na Wakalenjin wamekula mbuzi gani ya Raila??????

Anonymous said...

Has ODM finally become a Luo thingamajigg as I predicted back in 20008?

Anonymous said...

Untill the Gema people buy into this thing called change, no real change will come to Kenya, period. Ditto with Raila's presidency.

Vikii said...

Ma-umbwa nyinyi!

Anonymous said...

There's a new book out on the shelves, titled "Change we can believe in: The gap between domo and action of the mijingo reformers."

Anonymous said...

when you see VIKII appearing with matusis and one liners jueni kimeumana.

Vikii, naata yu? jibu swali pwana. wapi kalonzo? Tell him it's okay to come out of hiding now that agwambo and duckie the duly elected sloth are stealing the limelight. let him know that kenyans will forget the embarrasment he was subjected to by the US as long as he refunds our money.

Anonymous said...

Matusi sasa ya nini vikii?
Ma-umbwa? hiyo ni ngeli gani? ama ni kilugha?

Anonymous said...

On Wednesday, Raila will sack Kibaki. And we will go for elections. I have now licked for you.

Anonymous said...

This is a blog for idlers with limited thought process...sounds more like venting than expressing opinion or analysis of topical issues....shut it down...waste of time

Mburu Kamau said...

The National Accord does not give the PM powers to suspend any Minister. He, in my little understanding, can consult with the President in firing any 'errant' minister.
If he wanted to do justice, Raila could have simply fired (or suspended) Ruto and let the President decide whether to send Ongeri home, too.

Interestingly, he chose a Sunday afternoon when he knows he would be leaving for Japan. Perhaps he knew whatever he was doing, was ultra vires and the only way to hide his face was to leave immediately after the Press Conference!

Anonymous said...

PM Raila created the so called 'Constitutional crisis' to divert Kenyans' attention from the Maize saga that is seriously eating into his political investment. Perhaps it is my own opinion.

Anonymous said...

Those calling for elections forget that we do not have a national voter register, thanks to Raila's fury at the former ECK for not declaring him president ...

Anonymous said...

@Vikii,

I honestly have no idea what your problem is, but I'll bet it has a Latin name.

You write like someone with a modicum of education but appear to be suffering from paranoid personality disorder. You seem to base your outlook in life on one single thing: does this person worship or hate Raila?

Tonight, when you’re sitting in your padded cell blissfully polishing your treasured golden idols of Kalonzo, imagine the following: stuffing Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga into a rocket destined for Mars along with his cats and you, yes you Vikii, get to bolt the hatch and fire up that sucker. Will Kenya be better off now? Will corruption immediately cease? Will the Kibaki’s, kina Moi’s, and Kenyatta’s join hands and lead all their thieving buddies to CBK to return all the stolen wealth as they sing “Kumbaya”? Will Kenya be giving conditionally aid to the USA, China, and the EU by next year? Will Osama waltz into Guantanamo freely and without incident, while asking Obama for an autograph?

In 2002, I’m sure you lead the choir boys in singing “Yote Yawezekana Bila Moi”. Kenyans focused on Moi. Was Moi the person really the problem or was he merely a symptom, albeit a major one?

Think.

Anonymous said...

Kibaki should also resign over mercedeze benz procurement scandal that engulfed state house. PNU MP's asking Raila to resign please take note. Why didn't you demand the same from the corruption enforcer and defender?

Anonymous said...

We have tried everything to fight corruption .... if a constitutional crisis is brought about due to the fight for corruption what is wrong with that?

Somebody will come back and say there are better ways. Please quote one way that has worked and somebody has paid back millions stolen and is languishing in jail.

Lets talk about issues not personalities

M. Pesa said...

Damn! Nowadays Ruto looks so skinny, I think he has lost about 15kgs in the last 5 months alone. What's stressing this tribal chief? He's a shadow of his former self when it comes to physical outlook. He needs a break to go and enjoy his immense wealth...before Ocampo rides in town! Actually Raila was doing him favour by "firing" him. Ruto does need to take a breather....

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This Canadian bully called Miguna is so arrogant and crude. I met him the other day in a certain building along Harambee Ave where he was making a slime ball out of his sorry self. When security guards tried to scan him, he pushed them aside and yapped, "Don't you know who I am?" This Miguana guy then jumped the queue to the lift and left some old ladies who were waiting shocked in disbelief. I hear the teachers of where his kids school want to strike because they are sick and tired of his wild antics there. He normally summons them to the side to give them a tongue lash on how to teach like in Canada and the kind of diet his kids need. Nigga plizz!

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When it comes to scoring political points, Raila is a pro. He leaves my beloved PNU trailing behind while choking in dust, trying to catch up. Most Kenyans believe sleaze balls Ongeri and Ruto should be fired and support baba Fidel. Kibaki is now seen to be protecting corrupt cartels by most ordinary Kenyans. I hear next the PM will demand the prezzo to release all the findings of various Commissions of Inquiries he has been sitting on, like the Ndung'u land report, Goldenberg etc. As Raila shoots and scores, our clueless Kibaki is left farting in the wind!!!!!!!!!

M. Pesa said...

Hehehehehe... Mimi nacheka tu!


"Corruption will cease to be a way of life in Kenya. I call upon all those members of my government and public officers accustomed to corrupt practices to know and clearly understand that there will be no sacred cow under my government."....- president elect Mwai Kibaki Dec. 2002.


..And down the line, so many scandals while billions are lost and no one has been convicted. From Maize, goldenberg, scandals, Passats, Free Primary Education, Triton, IDP funds, De La Rue, Grand Regency, Anglo Leasing, Mobitelea,....the list is too long and shameful to continue...Na BADO!

Hehehehe, mimi bado nacheka tu!

Anonymous said...

@M-Pesa,

"What's stressing this tribal chief?"

Trying to figure out who between him and Kenyatta will be the b@tch when they're at The Hague.

Feel for the brother, man.

Anonymous said...

..."As Raila shoots and scores, our clueless Kibaki is left farting in the wind"... LIKE A DEER CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS!

But do we say............

Anonymous said...

From NATION EDITORIAL

" " since the Attorney-General has interpreted the National Accord and Reconciliation Act, we, as well as the chief actors, now know who wields what powers "

I am one of the "we" in the above And I dont have a clue what the NATION is talking about or have I missed something.

Did the AG say Raila cannot fire or Kibaki cannot re-instate. Pleeeese . loopsided interpretation does not lead us anywhere.

Can somebody please bring light to the AGs interpretation which "we" the people have somehow missed.

Cheeky ......

Anonymous said...

This video sum it up for Raila and his worshippers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALHalbycrNQ

Philip said...

My fellow Kumekuchans,

I've read all your comments. Most of them are so surprising because some of you are behaving as if they are watching their favourite movie in Movie Magic.

I agree with Wako and the rest that Raila overstepped his mandate. I agree with them that Raila should have consulted Mwai Kibaki before making any move against the two Ministers.

However we have known all along that Kibaki is not keen in fighting corruption. We know very well that whenever a leader in Kenya plays politics to fight corruption he'll fail. In other words politics has to be put aside and self sacrifice be put in front in order to successfully fight corruption, something I know very well even Raila can't do, and so is the rest of the current politicians - I personally see the rest of the politicians are worse when it comes to fighting corruption in Kenya.

If the action Raila took hurt the president, then does it mean it's absolutely wrong? I say NO! It was partly wrong because it hurt the president, who has the mandate of taking action so that Raila's action undermined his powers, but it was right because it can assist in fighting corruption. In the end, even if it has hurt our President, it will be beneficial to us as Kenyans, that is if we support it.

Why then should we forget that that action can be beneficial to us and instead we concentrate on Raila and Kibaki, while living the issue that first of all brought this in-fight, that is corruption, aside? Are we also trying to play the same politics that our leaders play and which has made us to hate them?

My wish is that we should take advantage of the in-fight between the two and continue from where Raila ended, that is, by asking for not suspension of the two, but by sacking of them. Go to Nandi region and they'll tell you that it's no secret that they know Ruto made a huge sum of money over maize scandal.

If community policing has been successful in fighting crime why then should we extend the same policy to our politicians? Should we start making it clear to our politicians that we as people of Kenya will never support them if we realize they have been taking us for granted? The same way the inhabitants of Jericho, Huruma, Dandora e.t.c knew the thugs in their community is the same way I know most of us know politicians who aren't serious at all. So what have you done as individual to improve Kenya?

Why should you say our leaders' politics is hurting Kenya when you are playing the same politics?

Goldenberg scandal, Anglo-leasing scandal, Triton scandal, Maize scandal, FPE scandal, "IDP" scandal, Milk scandal e.t.c. Have all had an effect to us yet nothing has been done. Why should the current scandals make us forget not only the previous ones, but even the same scandal, and concentrate on two individuals, to the extend of making Ongeri look like a saint?

Is it time we should all fight for change of the system to prevent not only the likes of Ruto, Ongeri, Mwiraria e.t.c. from stealing, but to also prevent the likes of Kalonzo, Pius Muiru, Bishop Wanjiru e.t.c. from stealing once they get to the same office? For what our politicians are stealing is so small compared to what the office messengers, clerks, secretaries, managers and their assistants, supervisors e.t.c combined, steal from the same ministries (I did my intern at the Ministry of Public Works and I got a glimpse of how our public funds are stolen).

Mwarang'ethe said...

S. 4(5) of the National Accord and Reconciliation Act provides that:

The removal of any Minister nominated by a parliamentary party of the coalition shall he made only after prior consultation and concurrence in writing with the leader of that party.

S. 16 (3) of the Constitution provides:

The office of a Minister shall become vacant -

(a) if the President so directs.

S 15 of the Kenyan Constitution has a number of interesting provisions.

For instance, s.6 provides that:

Nothing contained in or done under the authority of an Act of Parliament made pursuant to subsection (3) immediately following the commencement of this section shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of any provision of this Constitution.

The issues are weighty as we see them:

(a)Does word REMOVAL mean the same as SUSPENSION?

(b)The PM purported to act within s. 15 (6) of the Kenyan Constitution which clearly states that in so doing, as per s 15, (3) which established his office, such acts do not amount to contravention of the Kenyan constitution, and in this case, s. 16 (3) (a) of the Kenyan Constitution.

(c) The President purports to have used his powers under s. 16 (3) arguing that he has the powers to fire the minister.

But, as we have shown in (b), the PM can argue that, his acts override the president’s power in s. 16 (3).

Anonymous said...

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M. Pesa said...

BREAKING NEWS:

AMERICANS REBUKE KIBAKI AND SUPPORT RAILA IN WAR GRAFT!

2010 Press Releases
U.S. Government Statement on Coalition Government Actions
February 15, 2010

The U.S. Government welcomes the decision to order certain officials to step aside while investigations into the maize and education scandals proceed. This constitutes an essential first step needed to address corruption scandals. The Kenyan people and the international community are waiting to see whether the government’s actions taken so far signal a new decision to take bold actions to fight corruption at all levels with respect to these cases and the other major corruption scandals.

Thorough, transparent, and independent investigations should be carried out expeditiously, and vigorous prosecutions should take place as warranted by the evidence. Government officials at all levels must be held accountable for their actions. We urge the leaders of the coalition government to work together to ensure that all appropriate steps are taken so that justice is served and the rule of law is respected.

The signing of the National Accord and formation of the coalition government was a watershed which ended the worst crisis in Kenya’s history. The coalition leaders, therefore, have a responsibility to act in a unified way to move forward the historic reform agenda. Only a unified coalition government approach, in the spirit of the National Accord, will be credible. Only a unified approach by the coalition leadership will signal true determination to work together to fight corruption.

The coalition partners must concurrently work together in a cooperative spirit to successfully complete the constitutional review process. The work of the Committee of Experts and the Parliamentary Select Committee constitutes major progress. We urge the coalition partners to maintain momentum in the constitutional review process, and hold a timely referendum which will unify the nation.

Working together to tackle corruption, to implement other key reforms such as police reform, and to see the constitutional review process to a successful conclusion are, taken together, vital to ensure the future democratic stability and prosperity of all Kenyans.

We stand behind the message of the Kenyan people: “the resilience of the Kenyan people must not be taken for granted any longer. Tackle grand corruption and give Wananchi a new constitution.”

http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/press-releases/2010-press-releases/pr_20100215.html

M. Pesa said...

MIGUNA: PM IS EQUAL TO PRESIDENT: THE BARE FACTS here:

http://jukwaa.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=3819

Anonymous said...

"WAR ON CORRUPTION"

Just like terrorism we should not let it defeat Kenyans

kenyamoja said...

Its rather sad to read some of the comments here. People are talking as if Raila suspended all Kalenjins and all Kisiis. I would have expected that from the villagers, who would demonstrate for someone who is suspected to have stolen money meant for THEIR OWN CHILDRENS education, or someone suspected to have stolen maize meant FOR THEIR OWN STARVING SELVES. but not from educated people on the net.

Come on guys, when someone pics your pocket do you just let him go if he is from your tribe? When someone carjacks you do you forgive him if he is from your tribe? et's grow up this the 21st century. A thief is a thief is a thief. Did the ministers share their loot with their poor tribesmen? NO!

They stole alone, they should pay alone. Heads must roll if knya is to move forward. and we should start looking at people as individuals not groups. kila mtu abebe msalaba wake mwenyewe. this thing of supporting any politician from your tribe should stop. It is so shamefull and primitive.

Anonymous said...

The son of Jaramogi should just slow down, man you are antagonizing everybody in the hope that more than 2 million kikuyu votes will head your way. Ambia infidel anglo maizing castro akukojoree kichwa ukuwe sober. For good heavenly sake you are destroying yourself son of a fish.

Anonymous said...

Raila is just a CIA/MI5 puppet being shoved into power. why didnt U.S say anything about eh al-faisal debacle,Ngilu AIDS money scandal,maize scandal

Raila ni CIA puppet tu. Kenyans you were warned..watch this space.

U.K were unhappy when Kibaki refused to toe their line so theyve tried evrything in the book to displace him. mambo bado..patrotic Kenyans will resist CIA antics.

Anonymous said...

As ussual Nation Newspaper is showing , its true face ,a tribal paper .They sensor anything anti-kikuyu , and Kibaki .Strange how we have a paper that is destroying Kenya .Media should be checked , Nation editors should be hauled to the Hague for crime against Humanity , as they reports are biased and out of touch with the face of Kenya .

Msema Kweli said...

Very well put Anon 5:13 AM,

"Its rather sad to read some of the comments here. People are talking as if Raila suspended all Kalenjins and all Kisiis. I would have expected that from the villagers, who would demonstrate for someone who is suspected to have stolen money meant for THEIR OWN CHILDRENS education, or someone suspected to have stolen maize meant FOR THEIR OWN STARVING SELVES. but not from educated people on the net...

... They stole alone, they should pay alone ...

... this thing of supporting any politician from your tribe should stop. It is so shamefull and primitive.
"

Anonymous said...

Kibaki holds the key for the existence of Kenya as a functioning state.


Kenya faces political 'meltdown'

By Will Ross
BBC News, Nairobi


PM Odinga suspended two ministers amid corruption scandals
Ongoing political wrangling in Kenya's coalition government is having a major detrimental effect on its fight against corruption, a lobbying group warns.
Transparency International warned Kenya risked turning into a failed state.
A rift in the fragile power-sharing government developed after PM Raila Odinga announced the suspension of two ministers after corruption scandals.
President Mwai Kibaki annulled the suspensions, saying the Mr Odinga did not have the power to take the action.
The head of Transparency International in Kenya, Job Ogonda, said the political dispute in Kenya's coalition government was sending out a very dangerous message.
It was showing that the struggle for power was more important than the fight against corruption and this, he said, would have dire consequences come the next election.
"In 2012 it's very likely we're going to have a meltdown," said Mr Ogonda.
"We have the significant risk that Kenya will be generating to a failed state.
"This is how in Sierra Leone and indeed Liberia were fomented: the executive being eliminated and oblivious for the failed state risks that corruption causes especially where the population is young, educated and unemployed".
Plagued by scandal
Fighting corruption in Kenya is a difficult - some would say impossible - task.
Mr Ogonda said his staff had been threatened on several occasions.

President Kibaki has called for a three-month investigation
While he said some Kenyan politicians had built a reputation through professionalism and accountability, he was on the whole scathing of the political elite.
"Within parliament you find a new breed of leaders who are committed to the good governance of this country, but the vast majority of the people who wield immense power are definitely fraudsters," he said.
Kenya has in the past been plagued by huge corruption scandals, but punishing the perpetrators is very rare.
Whilst the political dispute in Kenya has halted the suspension of two ministers, Job Ogonda said if they were to be suspended it would send out a positive message and would help end a deeply entrenched culture of impunity.

Anonymous said...

We are a sad people.

While we sit here and sling all matter of abuse at each other, the lords of impunity are enjoying OUR stolen taxes.

Seriously, this would be funny as hell if it wasn't so tragic.

Anonymous said...

Well, Kibaki is expected in London next week for Commonwealth Head of State meeting. I wonder if he is still going??
Chris, any news on that coz he is expected together with other head of states?

Anonymous said...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) —

The U.S. ambassador to Kenya on Tuesday called on the country's two top leaders to work together to resolve a dispute that could threaten a power-sharing deal that helped end postelection violence two years ago.

A public dispute between the president and prime minister over how to tackle high-level corruption and the powers each of them has under the Constitution has deepened divisions within the coalition government formed to end the slaughter of more than 1,000 people between December 2007 and February 2008.

"We are calling on the two coalition principals to work together to resolve these issues and to jointly fight corruption, corruption at all levels," Ambassador Michael Ranneberger said at a news conference.

Ranneberger told journalists that the "highest levels of the U.S. government" are watching events in Kenya "very closely."

The ambassador said Kenya can effectively fight corruption only if the fractious governing coalition works together.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Raila Odinga said he had suspended two Cabinet ministers after audits into the works of their ministries uncovered high-level corruption. Hours later, President Mwai Kibaki annulled those suspensions, arguing that Odinga had acted illegally.

Odinga on Monday called for former U.N. chief Kofi Annan to mediate the disagreement between him and Kibaki. Annan mediated the power sharing deal Odinga and Kibaki signed after the president was controversially declared winner of the December 2007 poll.

These actions have precipitated a debate about the constitutional powers of the premier, but they have also sparked a public debate on how high-level corruption in Kenya should be tackled.

Kenya's Attorney General has suggested the rift between the country's top two leaders could lead to a constitutional crisis.

Anonymous said...

Raila ni kama ngiri, munyama anaesahau mara moja. Raila stole the Kisumu Molasses Plant from the people of Kenya. Now, this same thug wants others to resign because of the maize scandal. He should first suspend his son Fidel from being his son for having been mentioned in connection with the sale of our maize to South Sudan. Huyu nyani na kundule yake ni mbule sana.

Anonymous said...

Nitauliza mara ya pili.

Kwani Wakisii na Wakalenjin wamekula mbuzi gani ya Raila????

Anonymous said...

Now the ODM Luo ministers want to continue to earn their ministerial salaries without attending cabinet meetings. They want to boycott the meetings until Raila is allowed to chair the meetings. These people must be urged to resist seeing national institutions like the Cabinet through the tinted tribal glasses. They must climb out of their sewage of delusion.

Anonymous said...

The Pepo Mbaya Mafia from Kisumu are at it again holding evrybody at ransom. After trying their hand at Ruto and Ongeri, they are now busy trying their luck against the Cabinet. The good thing is that the people of Kenya are watching them closely.

Anonymous said...

Raila, Orengo, Anyang' and Kajuang = bosses of Pepo Mbaya Mafia

Anonymous said...

He he - Gone full circle... check out the comments under "ODM ministers to boycott Cabinet meetings"

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/-/1064/863042/-/item/1/-/l2jovt/-/index.html


Sof far out of 53 comments only 2 are suppotive of ODM's position. ODM are starting to look like clowns

From NO DRAMA OBAMA to FULL DRAMA RAILA his cousin...

Anonymous said...

IS Raila finished?

I dont think so!

while politicians might think keeping away from him is safe, they misjudge the common Kenyan.

Whether what he did by suspending the two ministers is legal or not, the common Mwanachi liked it.
Prof. Ongeri-of course those with kids liked it
Ruto- of course even the failed vote of no confidence was largely based on the Maize scandal.

ODM must now go full and demand more investigations into those sacndals that have dominated the Kibaki presidency.
Ordinary Kenyans loves and want this to be done.These include Anglo leasing,Triton Oil,Artur Brothers etc.
Dont underate these scandals. As Kiraitu told Githongo, these Anglo leasing was to bring the Narc Gaovernment down.

If I was Kibaki ( luckily am not!), I would call for a truce.
Ruto is not really a factor.

Kenyans are now enlightened. They dont follow politicians blindly.Those who support them through demos are usually paid.

we are staring at a failed state in Kenya!
Kibaki can safe the situation.
Common Kenyans have no voting rights after the electoral comission was scrapped- but they have some political power.

I hate to think that demos and strikes are the tings we are about to see.

Can Kibaki save Kenyans from the GSU and similar forces that come out to quash these activities. Sure as day and night, this is where we are headed if Kibaki doesnt act in the interest of Kenya.

His only legacy ( after the failures since 2003) is the new constitution. This also under threat. Remember referendum of 2005? Thats where we are heading.

I dont know whether Raila acted well, but what I know is that everybody ( except who hate him on tribal grounds) but he has a strong support from the down troden in Kenya.
If Kibaki was that popular, he would ask for elections. Can he?

The end justifies the means.

On this one, Raila is ahead.

The youth-central, Rift valley etc are with Raila. Thats where the problem is for this government in Kenya.

Anonymous said...

When the CIA see that they cant install Raila by force they'll dump him..Raila will be in shock @ how fast the U.S turns against him..
use & dump theyre just using him until his no longer useful..

mambo bado

Anonymous said...

Anon 2/16/10 12:17 PM
Go smoke Oburu Odinga's weed... Posting from Nairobi, but you know youth of RV and Central want him... This is idiocy and worshiping some stupid punk who has goofed big time

FYI - Raila is toast

Anonymous said...

Nation Newspaper represents only Kikuyu voice , no one will take them seriously

Anonymous said...

My ODM has been reduced into a Luo mess. Is this the change we voted for? Raila conned us by promising equity and then imposing on the party Luo hegemony. When Orengo talks of ODM boycott of the Cabinet before even the party meets to decide, he talks as who? Does it mean being Luo and close to Raila is all what matters in ODM? This is terrible; I wish I could reall my vote!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:38 PM,

You can leave ODM right now and go with your used wherever you come from. You sound like a lady who has been used and dumped. Nobody needs your screwed-up rants. Murang'a people are knocking on ODM doors dying to become members. Wewe enda zako na usirundi.

Anonymous said...

When the CIA see that they cant install Raila by force they'll dump him..Raila will be in shock @ how fast the U.S turns against him..
use & dump theyre just using him until his no longer useful..

mambo bado

Don't just post because you are idle...be serious for once

Anonymous said...

My ODM has been reduced into a Luo mess. Is this the change we voted for? Raila conned us by promising equity and then imposing on the party Luo hegemony. When Orengo talks of ODM boycott of the Cabinet before even the party meets to decide, he talks as who? Does it mean being Luo and close to Raila is all what matters in ODM? This is terrible; I wish I could reall my vote!!

Why don't you simply leave if you feel that way....last time i checked there were dozens of political parties

Anonymous said...

He he - Gone full circle... check out the comments under "ODM ministers to boycott Cabinet meetings"

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/-/1064/863042/-/item/1/-/l2jovt/-/index.html


Sof far out of 53 comments only 2 are suppotive of ODM's position. ODM are starting to look like clowns

From NO DRAMA OBAMA to FULL DRAMA RAILA his cousin...

FOR YOUR INFO NATION IS NOTORIOUS FOR CENSORSHIP AND WE ALL KNOW WHOSE INTERESTS THEY TAKE CARE OF

Anonymous said...

Effects of RAO's actions being felt already check this link
http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/Kenyanews/

Anonymous said...

The two EQUAL principals need to consult on issues. apparently RAO did not consult 'duckie', and the othayan sloth did not consult rao when suspending the PSs.
So they are both wrong, now back to the substance - CORRUPTION. It pains me when the corrupt some of whom are at the forefront in fighting rao continue to arrogantly go about their duties with blessings from SH.

The pnu mps choir led by the illiterate mbugua are asking the pm to resign (this fool was still drinking nyayo milk when RAO was languishing in jail for the same reasons he is being faught). why not ask the ever sleeping fat sloth farting away in SH to resign for he is the chief executive. his ministers and civil srvants are milking the country dry. By the way what about the car buying scandal at the office of the prezo, what about all those scandals that originated from his office. Sure, the election thief knows that he has more skeletons in his closet and so will not lift a finger on known thieves. BASTARD!!

Anonymous said...

Nitauliza mara ya pili.

Kwani Wakisii na Wakalenjin wamekula mbuzi gani ya Raila????

THIS IS ONE FELLA WHO SEES EVERYTHING THROUGH TRIBAL LENSE. RUTO AND ONGERI ARE CORRUPT INDIVIDUALS...SO DO NOT INVOLVE ENTIRE COMMUNITIES...DO THEY STEAL ON BEHALF OF THEIR TRIBES? DID THEY SHARE OUT THE LOOT WITH THEIR TRIBESMATE?

Chunywach Aletheia said...

Does the end justifies the means. Some general principles about moral duties may be advanced. Please use these to objectively weight the actions of Both RAO and Baks. Forget the tribal nonsense... its counterproductive.

1. Actions are moral if and only if they are undertaken for the sake of morality alone – that is, without any ulterior motive.

2. The moral quality of an action is judged, not according to the action’s consequences, but according to the motive that produced it.

3. Actions are moral if and only if they are undertaken out of respect for the moral law.

So who is wrong?

Anonymous said...

Empty talks and mindless posts are a bliss for many Kenyans abroad. One would be made to believe that it was a matter of life and death given the contents of the posts herein and elsewhere.

The "Inside story of valentine's day drama and why Ongeri is so brave" has run it course and should be left to rest the moment another bus load of political gossip, speculative utterance and pontification rolls over the Kenya cliff.

So, how soon are we going to gang up on the next topic with fresh characters in order to skin them alive and some how keep some of their scalps for the sake of history's record keeping?

Anonymous said...

MERRY GO ROUND - an exposé

MPs query anti-graft body nominees - Daily Nation

”The MP said it would be “unfair” for the committee to be used as a “conveyor belt to pass on names while it had no idea of the rationale used to pick the three”

Corruption is fighting back hard to block KACC under the cover of reporters.

The Nation is up to its dirty tricks again, its funny this MP who has the interest of the Nation at heart is not willing to identify him. The Newspapers has an obligation to be impartial just as this MP is accusing the nominees to be impostors - how do we know if his motive is to block them to fight the fight against corruption or shielding corruption if we don’t know his name?

OLIVER MATHENGE and company who penned this piece should be impartial not be a conduit or " conveyer belt " like the invisible MP claims their committee will not be - comical irony , if Mathenge and co cannot grasp this irony he has no business writing.

Mediocrity is rampant in our daily writing that The Nation is reduced to an instrument to disseminate propaganda and confuse citizens - Let Lumumba go back to work and with speed if you have problems with that come out clean and state your reasons and convince us. Critical thinking and writing is something we expect from the Nation not hearsay and innuendo.

Maybe we should bring back Githongo and escalate with this WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION.

You are given a brain to think not just fart around with.

Cheeeeeeeky .......

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