Plus chaos escalating in Kenya
It is now going to 5 months since the last rather strange general elections and political temperatures in the country have risen to dangerous levels. As you read this Kenya is on the brink of total chaos and all fingers must point to our unique brand of destructive politics.
To make matters worse most Kenyans don't even realize what is going on. Thanks to the tons of information (noise) flying at us from all directions which has made most totally immune to alarming headlines and trends.
The long and short of it is that the bitter political struggle between CORD and JUBILEE that was clearly evident in the vulgar and abusive commentaries seen in social media shortly after those elections is now about to pour into the streets.
Let me tell you a true and typical story to illustrate what is about to happen.
Imagine for a moment a couple who are used to noise in the neighborhood every day. Kids coming home drunk. Others playing soccer on the pavement and loud reggae music accompanied by the pungent aroma of weed (bhang) being smoked somewhere outside. After months of this kind of racket and chaos the couple get so used to it that they have no problem falling asleep. But one night amid all the usual noise there is a new kind of "noise". Armed thugs have invaded the place and are going house to house robbing people. The wife thinks that she has heard a gun shot but her husband assures her that the kind of loud music usually played sometimes has gun-shot like noises. And so they go back to sleep. Both their cell phones start vibrating at the same time. "Who is this calling us at night?" the husband asks promptly disconnecting his phone and then switching it off without even looking at the caller ID. The wife senses that something is amiss but is more frightened of upsetting her husband, especially if she ends up being wrong. And so she also switches off her phone but not before checking the called ID and realizing that it is a neighbour who frequently borrows money from them trying to call.
And so the couple go back to sleep. A few minutes later there is a huge bang as their front door gives way to a huge stone and 20 thugs armed to the teeth rush into their house. By the time they try to get out of bed powerful beams of light are directed to their faces. The thugs proceed to gang rape the wife in full view of her husband and the children even as they gather all the valuables they can find in the house. That family like others in the neighborhood are left traumatized for life.
That is the situation we are now facing and most of us will wake up when the thugs are already in the house doing their thing.
CORD were outsmarted in the last general elections and at every turn since the hotly contested presidential elections. There is no doubt now that the coalition is the weakest opposition the country has ever had since we returned to multi-party politics with its' main leaders out of the national assembly and at least one prominent member of the top leadership desperately struggling to remain politically relevant. What would you do? The answer is simple. You would resort to what every cornered dog does. You turn in blind rage and become extremely dangerous.
With no adequate numbers in either the senate or house of representatives to get anything done and with a judiciary that they mistrust CORD is now preparing for a major offensive on the streets. The idea is to turn Kenya into another Egypt and trigger a people's coup so to speak (see details in yesterday's raw notes ).
And it was all triggered in Makueni county. All evidence so far points to the fact that Kethi Kilonzo's voter registration documents are not valid and must have therefore been forged. That's pretty serious but there is an even more serious concern that legal experts including presidential candidate Martha Karua are now raising. How did some junior TNA officials get full access to the IEBC voter register with their numerous different rolls so early in the game to be able to ascertain that Kethi's name was NOT there? Who is the custodian of the IEBC voter register? Based on these concerns, CORD has bluntly proclaimed that TNA and the IEBC are one and the same merged organization.
Naturally TNA have angrily denied this and are accusing CORD of conveniently shifting attention from the real issue in the recent Makueni senatorial elections nominations. According to them the issue is missing voter registration material from the IEBC that is suspected to have been used to forge Kethi Kilonzo's voter registration card. Indeed as you read this police are out investigating the matter with clear instructions to press charges as soon as possible. Lawyers associated to the party are even saying that they can already charge Kethi with "handling stolen property."
Kalonzo Musyoka in a recent press conference proclaimed that it was war and added that his coalition does not have a plan B because they are confident they will succeed. He added that CORD had launched a bid to have the IEBC disbanded.
War is the keyword here and when two elephants fight the grass suffers most.
Clearly emotions in the CORD camp have reached the level where reasoning takes a back seat. The coalition feels that the concluded election still shrouded in many question marks was stolen from them. Admittedly few people have an inkling of what really happened (those few include those who have read my unbiased eBook Mystery Monday: Unlocking the 2013 Kenyan Presidential Polls Secrets-see what those who have read it have to say ). Salt is being rubbed into CORD wounds all the time as TNA arrogantly go about their business dismissing them as sour losers. Senator Beth Mugo even asked Mahackos senator Johnstone Muthama to shut up and wait for investigations into the late Mutula's death to be completed. That was after Muthama emotionally insisted that Mutula was murdered. The shocking bizarre truth can be found in Who murdered Mutula? and in back issues of my raw notes.
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