For days now our politicians have been telling us that there are some dark evil powerful forces bent on ensuring that Kenyans do not get a new constitution. Today in Kumekucha we reveal some of these big names. Sneaky fellows who are allegedly in the YES camp but are secretly fighting day and night to ensure that Kenyan’s efforts for a new constitution are frustrated.
Make no mistake about it. These guys are ready to do ANYTHING to make sure that we continue with the old constitution which has served them well. Too well, I dare say.
At the top of this list is star minister John Michuki. I have it from three independent sources that Michuki was behind the insertion of the infamous national security addition to the bill of rights at the Government press. Apparently Michuki used people like the solicitor general Muchemi to organize the bizarre changes at the government press. Some sources claim that he was also aided by Moi/Ruto contacts at the government press.
The other big name in the secret NO campaign is Uhuru Kenyatta. It is said that the Kenyatta fortune will be wiped out literally overnight if and when the new constitution comes into force. For starters the limit on the amount of land an individual can own (to be set by parliament) will affect the Kenyatta family before any other. The truth is that the full land holdings of this family is not really known. People keep on talking about land the size of Nyanza province, but that is only the land that is widely known. There are vast tracts of land not known about littered all over the country. The truth is that there was no nice piece of land that Jomo kenyatta laid his eyes on that he did not “acquire” during his presidency.
But an even bigger Motive for both Michuki and Kenyatta to be wary of a new constitution that promises too much justice to the ordinary folk has to do with the post election troubles of January 2008. These two individuals are top suspects on the Ocampo list and one does not need to be a lawyer to conclude that they are much better protected under the old constitution. The proposed constitution to them is like a hand grenade that has had the safety pin already removed.
Moi’s motives are easy to decipher. He has vast tracts of land and a new constitution would enforce the truth and reconciliation process which would also bring out all kinds of skeletons from closets that Moi has sealed and is eager never to have opened in his lifetime or that of his children. Those who underestimate Moi’s influence and potential to do harm should think again. Moi has always been a hard systematic worker and remember that at the moment he has nothing else on his plate but defeating the new constitution.
Amazingly Kibaki’s exit strategy is hard to believe. But then I am quickly reminded that most Kenyans laughed when it was suggested that Kibaki would rig the 2007 presidential elections. And so for now I will not laugh. Kibaki plans to be the first president under the new constitution.
Earlier in this blog we talked about the NSIS involvement in inserting the controversial National security addition in the bill of rights. To me the orders would only have come from Kibaki. I just could not contemplate the thought of the president not being in full control of such a vital organ like the NSIS. Facts emerging now prove that Michuki (whom Kibaki has always delegated certain sensitive NSIS matters to) took advantage of things and used the NSIS to do damage at the government press. Michuki knew that the president would do nothing. In other words the commander in chief is NOT in full control.
My big fear is what else these desperate Kenyans will do, knowing full well that the president will do nothing? Brace yourselves Kenyans, it’s going to be a pretty rough ride from here to that place called a new constitution.