Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka in our picture was the very first senior government official to arrive at the scene of the Ngong disaster. He was clearly extremely shaken and his voice broke several times as he talked to the press moments after this picture was taken. Was he shaken by more than what he saw? Possibly by what he knew about those who may have caused this tragedy? The body nearest the camera is that of the late Orwa Ojode. If you look carefully you will be able to make out the shape of his head. His legs are missing. Further away from the camera is the body of Prof George Saitoti which is partly hidden by the tree. Eyewitnesses say he was still wearing his bullet proof vest which he almost never left behind. Other rumours claim that some people saw the professor attempt to jump out of the burning chopper. This is highly unlikely when you consider how fast the whole horror unfolded.
Even when it was very obvious that the Moi avenue explosion last month was a bomb, professor George Saitoti still insisted on reaching for his favourite refuge. “It would be wrong and premature for anybody to start speculating before proper investigations have been carried out to establish the cause etc.”
Those who knew the late professor well will tell you that this was indeed his favourite method of putting out political fires associated with the many controversies he was involved with during his eventful political career. His was always to plead for time for investigations knowing full well that with time people forget and move on and it becomes very easy to then diffuse any situation that would otherwise have badly exploded in his face.
One wonders what Saitoti would have said and done was he given an opportunity to comment and make decisions on this latest tragedy that involved him. Just goes to show you how life has a strange way of causing things that you perpetuate wrongly to end up coming back to haunt you and affect you in one way or another.
Pending the investigations still going on, it has become obvious to many observers and insiders that the helicopter accident that killed the Internal security minister and others is unlikely to have been an accident. Mounting evidence continues to point to foul play.
Helicopters are very different from other aircraft in that they can land anywhere and so any emergencies can easily be taken care of in good time. In the Ngong crash there was no time to react which strongly suggests that either a bomb on board or ground to air missile may have been used. Even the injuries of the late Ojode whose remains appear most clearly on our photograph in this post suggest an explosion of sorts because his legs are missing.
Admittedly there are other scenarios that would cause a fire and explosion in a helicopter but in all cases there would have been ample time to quickly land the chopper and get the occupants to safety long before the explosion.
The fact that the bodies of Saitoti and Ojode were thrown so far away from the others would suggest that that the explosion happened closest to them and away from the engine (the usual source of a fuel fire and explosion). All the others bodies were found close to the engine. And so the question that Kumekuchans must busy themselves asking is a simple one; who would have wanted Saitoti dead? Clearly he was the target and the unfortunate Orwa Ojode was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to the information I am in possession of, the truth is extremely sensitive but there are plenty of clues to point us in the right direction. To me the most telling was the attempt to suggest that drug barons assassinated Saitoti. Such a suggestion is laughable and can only be accepted by the extremely naïve. Instead you need to look where your attention is being diverted from for the truth.
Saitoti was no saint and indeed this blog has done a lot to expose him for who he really was. It is also true that Kenyans need to recover the Goldenberg loot that changed the man’s life so much so that he abandoned the VW he used to drive as a penniless university lecturer and replaced it with a fleet of Mercedes Benz vehicles. Still, can all this justify possible murder?
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