Chris Kumekucha is BACK!!!
It is now going to 3 months since I lost my dad and clearly it seems that it will forever be an uphill task for me to get over his death, more so because of the circumstances surrounding his sudden death (a tale for another day). But today I have a story to tell that involves him that helps point clearly to the future of the so-called KKK alliance and Uhuru Kenyatta which I want to tell today.
I know most of my dear readers hate “kumekucha’s history lessons” but please bear with me because the story is fascinating.
At the time this happened my late dad was the top cop in Western province. He happened to be in Nairobi and walked into what was in those days the Nairobi area senior police officer’s mess. It is situated within Nairobi area police headquarters. He found another senior police officer who also happens to be from the Kamba tribe (name with-held). As they started their conversation he noticed at the corner of the bar one Ben Gethi (pictured on this page). Every policeman knew of the man’s antics and he was greatly feared because he had president Kenyatta’s ear and was behind some very cruel things done to people who for some reason were “not loyal” to the Kenyatta administration. For instance the standard “signature” for assassinations by Kenyatta’s inner circle was to cut off the private parts of their victim and stuff them inside his mouth. It is widely believed that this was done when they were still alive.
So this other top cop started telling off my dad in their mother tongue. He was angry at his stubbornness in refusing to take the oath of loyalty to the Kenyatta government. A quick background is necessary here for clarity. What had happened was that after the assassination of Tom Mboya in 1969 and JM Kariuki in 1975, Kenyatta’s inner circle, led by the dreaded Kiambu mafia started having weekend sessions of oath-taking. It is said that this primitive sessions required a person to strip completely naked amongst other detestable things involved in this kind of dreary business. This was the oath my dads’ colleague had taken and felt that my dad should have also taken. It was said in those days that promotion would be impossible for those who had not taken the oath. At some point the same Kiambu mafia went as far as taking an oath that the presidency would never cross River Chania. This is the river that marks the border between Kiambu Kikuyus and Nyeri Kikuyus. JM Kariuki was originally from Nyeri. Just imagine the cockiness behind this thinking (they were already sure that the presidency would never leave the Kikuyu community and were now concerned that it would never leave Kiambu Kikuyuland, where President Kenyatta hailed from).
My dad noticed that Gethi appeared to be leaning towards their direction as if trying to catch what they were talking about (Ben Gethi was a Kikuyu but many Kikuyus can easily understand Kamba because the two dialects have many similarities). According to my dad he felt that his life was in real danger and chances were that he would be followed the minute he left the officer’s mess. It had happened many times before to others with tragic consequences. He decided that he was not going to be such an easy target. And so he ordered a beer and carefully poured out most of it into his glass as he if he was going to stick around for a long time. And then after a few minutes he casually walked towards the gents. He quickly found a way out of the place and drove away ensuring that he was not being followed. He survived somehow despite his very principled approach at a very difficult time. The people who talk that oath for promotion had terrible ends to their lives, including Ben Gethi himself.
I want to draw your attention to the oath that was taken to block the presidency from crossing the River Chania. Well, president Kibaki hails from Nyeri which is on the other side of the Chania. Some of my readers may not take this very seriously but an oath is a terrible thing. It is instructive that Kibaki’s presidency has been very shaky right from the start and now it looks like he will end up on trial at the Hague for being the main cause behind the crimes against humanity that happened in Kenya in January 2008 (that is why he is so keen to defend the Ocampo six and is still fighting a losing battle to have the case brought back home where he can control things.) But even more interesting is the fact that there is now an alliance between the Nyeri man (Kibaki) and the son of the man under whose presidency an oath was taken to ensure that the presidency would never reach his kind. Spiritual experts say that the alliance of convenience between Kibaki and Uhuru cannot last (because of the oath). They also insist that the sins of the father (President Kenyatta) are sure to follow his son (Uhuru Kenyatta). The blood spilled during the Kenyatta presidency is still crying out to God from the ground (let alone the one innocent blood shed in 2008) which makes the numerous prayers the man seems to thrive in dodgy at best. This may sound like mumbo jumbo and stuff for the superstitious but why don’t we wait and see what happens, shall we?
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