The ICC has set April 10 and 11, 2013 for hearing of the Kenya cases against William Ruto, Joshua Sang and Uhuru Kenyatta, Francis Muthaura respectively.
This development spells an interesting scenario whether Uhuru or Ruto makes or does not make it for presidency during the first polls round scheduled for March 4, 2013.
A run-off including or without either of the two is a must-watch Riverwood movie. The way out is to have the duo win outright first round directly or through a surrogate who will refuse to cooperate with ICC.
The heat is on, let the real game begin.
The latest explosive revelations by a local TV station NTV that long time Rwandan genocide fugitive Félicien Kabuga is still in the country raises key questions that the people need answers to pronto.
The question is what does this man have that is so precious to the government of Kenya?
The truth is that there have been rumours for a very long time that the man wanted by the ICC has been hiding in the country as the guest of the government of Kenya ever since the days of the Moi presidency. These claims have always been met by stren denials. The NTV investigative story proves beyond any doubt that those rumours have been in fact very true all along.
Interestingly Kabuga was busy financing and overseeing the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of hapless Rwandese Tsutsis and only stopped to flee the country when Paul Kagame’s RPF forces invaded the country. The first country he fled to was Switzerland where he was promptly asked to leave. Quick enquiries convinced him that there was no country in the Western world willing to accept him and he therefore left for war torn DRC where he still had good contacts from his business empire. It was shortly after his arrival in Kinshasa that reports of his being in Kenya first emerged.
The really worrying thing about the NTV expose is the fact that it proves the involvement of the country’s top security organs in protecting and hiding Kabuga in Kenya. This includes both the NSIS (National Security Intelligence Services) and the Military.
Most analysts of the Kabuga saga have always confidently stated that the motive for the government to protect Kabuga is simply cash. According to their theory, the man has simply used his millions to buy off the entire government of Kenya starting with former president Daniel arap Moi.
While top brass in government have always been known to be extremely corrupt and it is a fact that it is easy for anybody “to buy” virtually anything they want in the banana republic known as Kenya as long as the price is right, this theory does not exactly hold water in this case. It still leaves too many loose ends and unanswered questions.
The determination and great lengths that both the Moi and Kibaki administrations have gone into to keep this man whom no other nation on earth wants to touch with a 20 feet pole is puzzling. For instance as recently as August 28th 2006 the then Senator Barrack Obama while visiting Kenya accused the government of allowing Kabuga to hide in the country. Kibaki’s government promptly responded by not only denying the senator’s claim but calling it an insult to the people of Kenya.
The involvement of the NSIS and the military in the protection of Kabuga in Kenya points to the fact that his very arrest or capture is a threat to the security of the state. Now how can that be? What golden key does this murderer surely hold that allows him to hold our government by their balls? And not just one government but two different administrations.
To add insult to injury this mass murderer has not been holed up only in Nairobi but has been moving around the country freely albeit sometimes disguised as a woman. For example credible reports reveal that while in Mombasa his favourite disguise is usually a buibui (commonly worn by women at the Coast, this is a collection of black garments that covers the entire body and face leaving only the eyes).
The burning questions about this Kabuga guy persist. What secret is this that Moi passed on to Kibaki about Kabuga that gives this murderer state protection that is better than what even the VP or members of the cabinet get? What is this important thing that has caused the government to take such a huge risk in secretly harboring the fugitive? These are the intriguing questions that this blogger is furiously pursuing.