Saturday, April 16, 2011

A step to the right direction

Kenyans have been subjected to a lot of hate speech and tension after summons of the Ocampo six to The Hague. They went and came back but their cases are still on, hence more tension is still expected. At least one person has come up with an idea that may save this Country from more chaos exploding like what was experienced end 2007/2008 after elections. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairman Dr. Mazalendo Kibunja held a meeting with elders of Central Kenya and is also planning to meet Elders of other parts of the Country to unite Kenyans. Our leaders should also work towards bringing peace amongst all tribes of Kenyans, because we are so divided along tribal lines and this is what always causes tension whenever a National event like elections are held or when a leader is accused of committing a crime, many people see a leader as our man and not a national leader, using words like our man is being accused by the leader of that tribe (very dangerous words).

Tomorrow being Palm Sunday when many people will be attending Churches and other religious meetings. Many of our Church leaders have also been caught in the sin of tribal hatred; they have preached and held biased prayers for or against certain leaders. It is now time for our religious leaders to follow the steps of National Cohesion and Integration Commission to preach peace, they should first confess their sins and then move forward in the right direction instead of preaching water and drinking wine. Wish you all the best Dr. Kibunja.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wonders never cease

In today’s news headline “ICC suspect loses Shs 840m at JKIA” quoted from Standard Newspaper read more. This leaves many questions in the minds of Kenyans. In these harsh economic times when many Kenyans in Northern Kenya are dying of hunger, fuel and food prices are up hence most Kenyans are struggling with life. On the other end a Government Official carried a bag with millions of shillings when summoned to Hague, For What!? or was is a kitu kidogo (word used to describe bribe in Kenya, something small) for Ocampo. However I think this was was a kitu Kubwa (something big) it has become a Kenyan culture. On the same trip he was also accompanied by other Members of Parliament who used a lot of money on travelling and accommodation. Now as a common mwananchi who pays taxes and I believe many other Kenyans would also like to know, where did this money come from? Is it from public funds and who authorized it? Over to you Dr. PLO and (KACC).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Good and bad events in Kenya lately

I start with the Good News:

1. Parliament has passed bill on FGM, “Anyone who causes death while performing FGM risks life imprisonment” I quote this from today’s Standard Newspaper. This is great news; FGM is a crime against humanity.
I tried to look for more Goods news but I couldn’t find anymore.

Now to the Bad News:

1. More and more hate speeches. Even after being warned by ICC to watch their language, two of the Ocampo six suspects Uhuru/Ruto were welcomed from Hague by their sympathizers to a “Prayer meeting” at Uhuru Park. The so called prayer meeting was a platform for more hate speeches from their supporters mainly Members of Parliament, who comprise of all wrong characters from the former/present Government/Parliament. They addressed the crowd of idlers with very useless messages mainly attacking the Prime Minister/ICC. 47 years after independence, surely Kenya can do without such leaders.
2. More and more women/men killing their family members to end their troubles in these hard economic times. In today’s news a woman kills her children then commits suicide. Who will save more Kenyans especially children from the wrath of their parents? It seems many people are tired of living and do not want to leave their children behind. Very sad, who will address this? I think this is the time religious groups should counsel Kenyans and pray for this to end. We do not want religious/tribalist leaders who only give biased prayers like the ones we saw before Ocampo six went to Hague.
3. William Ruto, Kulei and Mwaita declared innocent in the 272 million-land case. State also drops incitement charges against Kutuny a close ally of Ruto just a few days after coming back from ICC. Isn’t this fishy! Very soon those accused of drugs will also be declared innocent and they will receive apology from the Government. Impunity in Charge.
4. Internally displaced persons IDPs after 2007 controversial elections still suffering in camps, land issue to resettle them not resolved. State officials are playing hide and seek. A lot of politics in this issue.
5. There are many issues but the one I think is the worst is that of Kenyans living like they are in another country. I watched “Portraits of Pain” on Nation TV about drought in North Eastern Kenya and really felt sad; this is always the case since independence. Scenes of people scooping water from dried ponds using caps, cattle and people dying of hunger while our leaders spend millions on shuttle mission to the UN Security Council, 40 MPs and other Government officials going to Hague to support suspects. Yet this money could have been used to dig boreholes and start irrigation projects that would save many lives. God have mercy upon us!

The list is long I will continue on a later date. So on a lighter note Laurent Gbagbo captured in Ivory Coast is Good News for Africa and the World.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The seven-Lineup for Kenyan 2012 election

1-William Ruto-Rift Valley
2-Uhuru Kinyatta-Central
3-Najib Balala-Coast
4-Omingo Magara-Nyanza
5-Kalonzo- Eastern
6-Duale-North Eastern
7-Eugene Wamalwa-Western

Looks like a good team to beat one person Raila Odinga. Who is standing for Nairobi if I may ask? Wait abit what percentage can each of these people deliver in their areas;

1- William Ruto will deliver 80 % of Rift valley if he is the touch bearer. If Uhuru is the candidate, he will deliver about 50%.

2- Uhuru will deliver 95% from Central if he is the top man but 30 % if he is not especially if Ruto is.

3-Balala- not more that 10 % of Coast.

4-Magara-5% of Nyanza

5-Duale -70 % of North Eastern

6-Kalonzo-80 % of eastern if Uhuru is the candidate. 30% if Ruto is.

7-Wamalwa-5 % of Western votes. Only in bukusuland.

Let us wait and see

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trial for Ocampo six suspects begins

Finally the six main post election violence suspects have gone to the Hague. There is some air of peace after noisy/abusive rallies held by two of the suspects Uhuru and Ruto. They have said a lot to convince Kenyans, their allies have also shown solidarity with them by attending rallies, some even traveling to Hague with them. But the bottom-line remains Kenyans want justice and latest statistics show that 61% Kenyans support the Hague process.

Kenyans believe in ICC because the kind of people ICC has summoned to appear in Court cannot be prosecuted or get summoned by the current Government, because of the position they hold in the Government and the society. It is historical to see the son of the first President of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta go to court as a suspect. He has had protection from the current President and the former President. Compared to many Kenyans even many Politicians who fought for reforms for this country, he does not know what it is like to be accused in court and jailed. The other suspects are also protected by part of the Government side affiliated to the Presidents party PNU. This is why majority Kenyans believe Hague is the better Option.