Today is going to be my first full day back at work after a serious ailment that I at first greatly underestimated. At one point I struggled back to my computer with what I thought was just a slight temperature only to almost pass out. That is when I realized how serious it was.
But let's get back to some serious business shall we? Can you start by taking off that silly JUBILEE/CORD cap so that we have a serious and very urgent discussion as concerned Kenyans?
Let’s cut to the chase. When you get back to your desk officially in my line of work, the first thing you do is a state of affairs report. This is mainly to update and bring yourself up to speed with what is really going on.
Now what I saw a lot of in my accumulated messages the minute I sat down is word from many of my moles on the ground reporting back the same thing. That Kenyans are now saying the country has slid into a dictatorship. If this is true then we are in very serious trouble. I mean the blood of some of the people who sacrificed their lives for the very freedoms that a dictatorship will never live with have hardly dried. I happen to have had the privilege of knowing some of them personally.
So is it REALLY true?
Let’ look at the cold facts without emotion.
Parliament passes a draconian media bill that would have made even Breshnev and his generation of control freaks in the old Russian blush. In the kitchen of the dreaded House of Representatives cooking right now is a bill that will effectively shut down NGOs as we know them in Kenya.
Then the same parliament ignores a court order to discuss JSC members and recommends their investigation which is a clever way of shutting down the judiciary and showing them who is really boss.
Now tell me what kind of leadership would want to control the media while cutting off the legs of civil society in one fell swoop hardly 6 months after coming into power. A dictatorship of course. NO OTHER answer here is correct or even comes close.
This parliament is more than a dictatorship. It is best described as a hungry dragon that wants to eat up anything and everything that dares to stand in its’ way. Remember the bill to do away with governors? Then there have been several stabs at the senate and the latest one is… you guessed it, we don’t need a senate at all. That one will soon be a bill under discussion, you can comfortably bet your next salary on that.
But there are some secret switches that control this dictatorial rule that Parliament has ushered into the country and some of those switches are in bedrooms. Read the rest of this article in my raw notes and get the details.
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