Taking into consideration the anger of Kenyans at the moment President Uhuru Kenyatta's handlers must know that heads will have to roll to complete the Westgate political damage control exercise. In my latest raw notes I reveal the names of the high and mighty whose heads have already been earmarked for the chopping block.
This is a good thing only that the list has
omitted the most culpable and only has sacrificial lambs or people who
were NOT the most responsible for allowing Westgate to happen despite
receiving credible information on the looming horror complete with the
exact date when it was going to happen.
To make matters worse, the government's damage
control tactics have very little if any traces of remorse in them. It is clear
that the same people who were making decisions in December and January
2008 are the very same people who have the president's ear now. Tactics
include revising the death toll downwards in a desperate effort to
downplay the true horror of the attack. The official government death
toll of the post election troubles of 2007/2008 is still about 1,000
people which is laughable if we were not talking about such a serious
tragic event. The number of people who lost their lives at Westgate on
black Saturday cannot be below 200, experts say. Not 67 as the
government keeps on emphasizing. You can imagine the distress of
affected families who know that their kin are dead but the official
position is that their whereabouts are unknown since no bodies have been
found in the rabble at Westgate.
The other Kibaki tactic being
used by Uhuru is to muzzle and bully the press and keep information away
from the public under the pretext that Kenyans cannot handle the truth.
Government spin doctors are even selling the idea that Kenya and KDF
were victorious in the whole thing. Victory is hardly the word anybody
would want to use over the Westgate tragedy. More so when it is clear
that a large group of the terrorists escaped right under the noses of
the KDF and Israeli commandos.
Keeping information from the public does not change the facts on the ground. Credible
and experienced American intelligence reports indicate that yet another
terrorist attack is imminent in Kenya. In fact these sources have
reason to believe that terrorists have already been dispatched to four
different locations and will reign terror at any moment. Well we went
through the weekend safely but the attacks are still expected. And so fear will have to reign in the banana republic for
sometime to come. Leisurely supermarket shopping for instance will be
The US embassy in Kenya has advised their citizens to be alert and avoid
crowded places as much as possible. They have also indicated that the
attacks could come in the form of kidnappings of Americans and other
westerners. The objective of blood thirsty Godane (ruthless leader of
the al Shabab) is to cripple economic activity in Kenya and cause
widespread fear as much as possible.
It is difficult to
understand how the minds of Somali terrorists work. It is a well known
fact that al Shabab militia come to Kenya on holiday. Money from piracy
in the high seas landed and was spent in Kenya in sack-loads at the
height of that activity helping to strengthen the Kenyan shilling
substantially against major currencies of the world. Reports
indicate that even Godane himself has used a Kenyan passport a few times to
travel overseas including to see his wife and kids based in the United
Arab Emirates (see my special report Horror at Westgate).
Common thieves and criminals never do their
thing where they live or holiday, but I guess terrorists are very
different in this respect.
actions of the terror group is creating a situation where there is
massive hatred and suspicion directed at the Somali community in Kenya.
As you read this it is extremely difficult for Somali nationals to gain
entry into Kenya even by going round and coming in through Uganda (a
favourite route for really dangerous terrorists who want to avoid
detection at all costs). So how will they operate in future? I guess
they will always find a way but by shutting down Kenya as their major
conduit and playground their operations will be slowed down considerably.
Mercifully there is a strong push within government to create a new Homeland security
docket which will most probably happen and makes a lot of sense.
Westgate attack and the fact that the government had prior information
is the kind of thing that has brought governments down in the past. So
what will happen in the Kenyan case and what is the true political
impact going forward? All the answers are in
my latest raw notes published a few minutes ago. And some of those
answers are surprising to say the least.
Read my special report Horror at Westgate
which reveals great details on those behind the bloody attack on
Westgate and previously unpublished info on the terror that went down.
Read shocking report; 6 Westgate attackers were Americans
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