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Opinion: Is the IEBC scheming now, just to be prepare for 2022?

I feel I have been here before, as I see the shadow-games are playing behind the scenes and also in-front. The Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC), whatever Chairman Wafula Chebukati does now. He will not be able to wash of the grease of his hands. The dirt and dust will hang-on. That he suspended CEO Ezra Chiloba. Just looked like a PR move by the Electoral Body.

Now three fellow Commissioners has resigned, but not notified the Chairman, these was Consolata Nhakta, Paul Krugat and Margaret Mwachanya resigned on the 16th April 2018. We know that Chairman Chebukati, Commissioner Prof. Ayub Guliye and Boya Molu has pissed someone off. Since, they suddenly lost their Security Detail today.

The IEBC has had issues ever since Chickengate and the bribes the Commission back-then took. There wreck of an election in Burundi and so-on. That I have hard time believing the shenanigans from the IEBC is because of how they conducted themselves last year. It isn’t forgotten the tenders agreements for the ballots, the BVR Systems from OT Morpho, the Server directly connected to Cambridge Analytica, the use of Harris Media and so on. The skeletons of the rigging of last year is so vicious. The devastation and the massacre of free and fair elections.

Therefore, I don’t feel sorry for the fate that has befallen the men and woman on the top. That they have resigned and the ones losing their security detail, neither feeling bad for Chiloba. All of these people should answer to Kenyans for what they did and who they did it for. We all know that Jubilee Party and the two leaders on top is responsibility for it all. They are far from innocent, but they did it as ordered. They delivered the results they wanted announced from Bomas.

Whatever, that is playing out, seems more like cleaning show to make it legit for 2022. Make sure the IEBC looks better, like they tried to do before 2017. Even if the Chickgate leadership of Isaack Hassan had to get lost. The same sorts of sins was still within the walls. Chiloba and Chebukati followed the suit of the previous leadership. The difference, is how the leaks has shown how the IEBC has rigged and who they have used as partners.

That the IEBC doesn’t care about their legitimacy and trustworthiness within the public. That is evident by the disgraceful public persona Chebukati has become. The IEBC are acting more as villain, less as a hero. IEBC could have changed ways and even tried to audit itself. Hired someone more believing that KPMG, who has a lousy record even in South Africa. But that doesn’t matter to these fellow people, who are delivering the sanctity of the ballots.

Instead these people are playing games with the Republic. They are trying reconfigure the IEBC for their favors in 2022. They are trying to fix it in their way, so their people is behind the scenes. That is how it seems, like they might make more than 1 % more ballot-papers, they might use other tricks than from Cambridge Analytica. Who knows what sort of foul play they do next to fit the next master. Whatever it is, it won’t be respecting the ballots and the will of the people. They are only there to serve the political elite and the ones who they serve. They are not there for the people. Not the way it look these days.

To say otherwise is to be naive, we should give credit, where credit is due. Here there is no credit or debt and warning signs of default payments. They have not delivered what is promised to the people. To be named independent is the first lie, they are deeply connected to the Jubilee agenda. They are just trying to get away with that. Peace.

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IEBC – Re: Withdrawal of Security Attached to IEBC Commissioners (17.04.2018)

FDU-Inkingi – Rwanda: President Kagame Arrests a 73-Old Man for saying taht Hutu were also killed in the Rwandan Tragedy (16.04.2018)

IEBC Press Statement: Dissimissing the 3 Commissioners who resigned earlier today (16.04.2018)

Opinion: DP Ruto shows his fear for Odinga as a possible PM!

During the homecoming party for International Trade Principal Secretary Chris Kiptoo at Chepkosom Primary School in Uasin Gishu County, Mr Ruto said the ongoing unity talks should benefit citizens not leaders. “Even if we amend the Constitution, it should not be for creation of positions like an executive prime minister,” he said. “Kenyans have the capacity to elect their leaders, not a few of us sitting in corners over a cup of tea and doing the selection.” The remarks come after a meeting between National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga and retired President Daniel arap Moi in Kabarak on Thursday last week” (Wycliff Kipsang – ‘Handshakes not meant for leadership posts: DP Ruto’ 16.04.2018, Daily Nation).

It is ironic, it is special, that someone like Deputy President William Ruto speaks of elections and people electing their leaders. When he has used foreign entities, when the Jubilee has juiced-up the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC) to favor his needs within the two Presidential Elections in 2017. Therefore, he shouldn’t speak about selections of leadership, when he himself is rigged into power. That is throwing stones in a glass-house and he is bad at it.

DP Ruto should fear Odinga, even if Odinga gave-up Canaan. He might fear for the agreement Odinga made with Kibaki back in the day. But DP Ruto and Jubilee has made up roles for Chief Administrative Secretaries. These wasn’t made in the Constitution. So it is okay to amend when it is directly own cronies or political figures into new roles? But when your having partners and leaders from the outside of Jubilee, you cannot alter the Constitution or make provisions to make it work?

Not that Kenya needs an Executive Prime Minister, neither does it need any of the CAS. However, the Jubilee has hired the latter and could for peace sake give Odinga a ceremonial role. Though, it would be a hard time be a Minority Leader in the Senate as a Party and have a Cabinet position. That would mean Orengo would be packing and someone else, which isn’t ODM would become that. Surely, Aden Duale should react to all of this, not only Ruto who fears for the popularity of Odinga.

It is healthy to question it all, as the state shouldn’t get away it all, but neither should Odinga be silent on the matters. That is if he still is an opposition, if not he is totally compromised by the Handshake and the parlay gave way for the regime to do what they like. Ruto seems shaken and frighten… like he is worried about himself. Since he had to use the idea of an election. When he knows what he did to get power last year and should humbly kiss the shoes of Odinga for doing the handshake.

Instead, he does what he usually do, belittle others and trying to weasel himself more power. That is the DP does and has done perfectly well over the years. Now Odinga is the hit-piece again.

Maybe, someone who didn’t use the IEBC to rig himself in, shouldn’t be talking about electing people into leadership. He should be happy with a narrow selection of leadership over a cup of tea. He shouldn’t talk about democratic principals, when they doesn’t measure up, when talking about his own election victory in 2017. Peace.

Sen. James Orengo Statement on the IEBC resignations (16.04.2018)

IEBC: Press Statement from Chairman Chebukati (16.04.2018)

IEBC: Joint Statement of Resignation (16.04.2018)

Joint Communiqué of the African Union and the United Nations on the Peace Process and the Situation in Bangui (12.04.2018)

BANGUI, Central African Republic, April 12, 2018 –

Joint Communiqué of the African Union and the United Nations on the Peace Process and the Situation in Bangui:

We, representatives of the African Union and the United Nations, decided to undertake a joint visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) to express our solidarity and full support to the Central African people and for the peace process in the Central African Republic. We also share a message of complete unity and common resolve of the African Union and the United Nations.

We are pleased in this regard that our visit coincides with the first meeting in Bangui of the International Support Group for CAR since the country’s return to constitutional order. During our visit, we will have the opportunity to talk with the Central African authorities, and have also held talks with President Touadéra.

Having arrived yesterday, we are also concerned about persistent tensions in the PK5 neighbourhood of Bangui. The operations conducted by the Government and MINUSCA on 8 April were aimed at putting an end to the activities of criminal elements that endanger the lives of peaceful citizens, in a neighbourhood that is also the economic hub of Bangui.

In these difficult times, we wish to express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and we deplore the many wounded, to whom we wish a speedy recovery.

Above all, we wish to emphasize that this operation to restore order and State authority has the sole purpose to protect the people who seek our protection against the criminal elements who oppress them. We want to make it clear that we are determined to act to protect the entire population, across the country.

We strongly deplore and condemn the attempts to instrumentalise this operation, as well as the attacks perpetrated against peacekeepers, about 20 of whom have been wounded, and one who succumbed to his wounds.

We would like to remind you that any attack against peacekeepers is a war crime. Their authors and those who support them will certainly have to answer for their crimes in court.

We also wish to express that an offer of a peaceful settlement had previously been made to the targeted groups, who rejected it.

Finally, we wish to emphasize that, in close coordination with the Government of the Central African Republic, we are ready to use all means available to the international community to create conditions for the restoration of peace in CAR. Among these means, dialogue will be our first action followed by, if necessary, the use of force.

Our joint presence here, in collaboration with the Central African Government, is intended to reaffirm our unambiguous commitment to the African Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation in CAR, which, as the United Nations Security Council has stated, represents the only way forward to exit from crisis.

To the people of Bangui, we also call for calm. We ask them not to be victim to rumours and manipulation. Your authorities are working hard with MINUSCA to restore public order and ensure the protection of all civilian populations, without distinction.

Signed,

Mr Smaïl Chergui
Peace and Security Commissioner of the African Union

Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

NASA Senators Joint Statement on removal of Moses Wetangula from the office of Minority Leader (10.04.2018)

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