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Kenya Health Professionals Society (KHPS): Joint Press Statement on COVID 19 in Kenya (01.07.2020)

Kenyatta’s Madaraka Day Speech: … This too will Pass!

President Uhuru Kenyatta is a force to be reckoned with, he uses all political will and power to stay in office. He bends the others and ensures his safekeeping. No matter what he does, somehow he ends on top. The dynasty President and the one who has in recent time hit at critics within his own administration and rejuvenated the high ranking officials around him. That is the sort of man Kenyatta is and unapologetic about it too.

Today, he did send the message from the State House, not an half-empty stadium or anything. However, he did it from his shelter and his residence because of COVID-19 or Coronavirus outbreak, which has hit the Kenyan Republic hard. What he did say was interesting, I will take a few of his points and discuss those.

Further, we have made admirable progress in the implementation of Vision 2030, as my Administration implements the Big Four Agenda. But this Vision comes to an end in 9 years. The urgency for a new vision and a new dream is, therefore, real” (Kenyatta, 01.06.2020).

This is really deep, that Kenyatta is working on two visions, the Vision 2030 and the Big Four, two things that seems connected, but we know he has done this properly. It is high and mighty visions, but they have not succeeded. A few pet projects, a lot of debt and failing economy. The Kenyan state is worse off after the two terms of Kenyatta, than before him. However, he cannot state that, because that is the reality.

But for us to craft this new dream and prepare for the “…great leap forward”, we needed to finish what our Founding Fathers had started. And this is what we set out to do in our quest to uproot the remnants of ignorance, poverty and disease in our midst. This inspired my Administration’s transformative agenda for the nation – the Big Four Agenda. Allow me to give you only three examples of unfinished business started by our founding fathers and which we are endeavoring to complete” (Kenyatta, 01.06.2020).

He mentions again the Big Four Agenda like that is the coded message of the supposed achievements. There been so many empty pledges and ghost projects in the time of this government. So, yes the SGR has been built, neither is it profitable nor is a success. That is why the cargo transport been ordered there and also to the inland port of Navisha. This is all a centralized plan, however, this isn’t a sign of greatness. When everything is forced and the economy is tanking. It was even doing so before COVID-19. Therefore, the President and his team is already struggling, while the state has piled up debt upon debt. Also squandering funds on scandals and whatnot. Not building for the future, but living lavish for the moment.

And part of this sermon speaks to our reality as Kenyans. If we are to push the re-set button and re-imagine our dreams as a nation, we must transform our civic culture to one that is biased towards duty, hard work and integrity. My Fellow Countrymen, We need political leaders totally committed to promoting not self but what will transform lives of our people in line with what our founding fathers yearned for. Indeed, as Martin Luther King, Jr said: “We need political leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity” (Kenyatta, 01.06.2020).

In this one, his asking for the “my turn to eat” paradigm to quit. However, that is embedded in the politics. That is why you as President has hired the loyalist and made positions for them in Councils and what else needed. Just to ensure your place, as well as securing the industries you got companies in. Like you did with the regulations of the Milk Industry and so fourth. The way your steered by the cartels and let them dissolve factories, as long as they are earning on the imports. That is what has happen during your tenure. The money factor and quick profits for you and your associates has been more important, than hard work or morality. There been several of scandals, grand-corruption, but none has put into prison or lost their livelihood. They have all been close to you and not paid any price for it.

That is why speeches like these Mr. President is insincere at best. Your motivation might be there, but your actions speaks otherwise. If you cared about this things. You wouldn’t be all politicking and secure the dynasties future. Instead of leaving a better Kenya behind when your term is over. Its a lot of smokescreens, but no real action.

The Cambridge Analytica PR Stunts isn’t cutting it. Not when the realities are hitting the grounds. When the continues suffering, the problematic state and the fragile weakness of the financial institutions and liquidity. A spiral of debt, overspending and lack of results. Expensive white elephants and very little to show for. That is what you got. You bough temporary peace after the last election, but you didn’t buy a legacy of finishing anything. Except for enriching yourself and your allies. Peace.

Election Observation Group (ELOG): ELOG’s Response to IEBC’s Elections Data Report for the 2017 General Elections (17.05.2020)

Election Obersvation Group (ELOG): IEBC’s Final Report of the Data for the 2017 General Elections (17.05.2020)

Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPDU): 5th Weekly Brief on COVID19 Pandemic (18.05.2020)

Kenya: Youth Enterprise Development Fund – Measures to Cushion Youth Owned Enterprises against COVID-19 Crisis (18.05.2020)

Kenya: Update of Coronavirus in the Country and Response Measures as at 17th May 2020 (17.05.2020)

Youth For Ruto 2022: Press Statement (14.05.2020)

Opinion: Jubilee is cleaning the house [and a possible GNU on the horizon?]

As sudden as the dynasty ticket came to life. So began the purge on the Hustler Nation and the Tanga Tanga. There hasn’t been a sloppy second, not even a breath of air between the decisions and the meetings to ouster them.

The first was to change leadership in the Parliament. Where Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika, lost the senate majority leader and majority whip. This was a clear signal that the Tanga Tanga time of relevance was over.

The Jubilee-KANU deal is clearly steering the way and clearing the house. As they had the meeting where the rippled out the high ranking Tanga Tanga out of office and insert others. Because, of the lack discipline, there was 5 more nominated senators who was expelled today.

So, it means between the 11th May and 13th May, 8 Senators from Tanga Tanga has gotten whipped and kicked out high ranking roles in government. This is within days of the coalition was forged and put in print. Which was only officially on the 8th May. This is clear deliberate actions of the President to usher in the new and leave the old. Ruto and team is pointless, they are garbage and useless. That is why they are whipped out, one by one.

The whole enterprise is clear. Take out, one by one of the loyalists to the Deputy President. Make him as irrelevant as possible. Ensure that the Tanga Tanga, the people surrounding him has less of say and less responsibilities. So, that you can make the whole Jubilee-KANU Coalition look golden ahead of 2021.

There been talk, that Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and his Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) wants to join in. That wouldn’t be shocking. His been searching and looking to be part of a winning team. I am sure Isaac Rutto of Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) is looking for better fortunes too.

This is all signs of everyone scraping to get theirs. Soon, we will hear possibly Musalia Mudavadi, Amani National Congress (ANC) wants his piece of the action too. Who can wonder if Moses Wetangula, Forum for the Restoration of Democracy–Kenya (FORD–Kenya) wants join with his party. Gods knows if Baba or Raila Odinga, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) wants to be apart of this, as his in the pseudo-government-official role, because of the BBI or if his scraping that now?

Who knows, but day by day were are seeing one clear looser. That is Ruto and his team. They are pinched out, one by one. Seems like the President is really flexing and wants to have as many allies as possible to make sure the Ruto allegiance is as weak as possible. Since, he can show that he got leaders from every creek and corner. That he got support and the ones with support there.

Seemingly, this struggle and battle both within Jubilee and with the talks of a grand coalition is not over. There is even speculations of the Grand-National-Unity Government. Which means that plenty of parties are participating in it. Totally making Tanga Tanga irrelevant and powerless. Only backbenchers and clout chasers.

Well, I don’t know, but Uhruu Kenyatta and his allies are playing big. They are moving and ensuring their men is behind the wheel. The purge has started and its for real. Who knows what scalp is up next, but ensure that its for the grand restructure of Jubilee and the new paradigm government. The dynasties don’t play, they are in it for the long-con. They are finding ways to ensure their wealth and their power doesn’t go unchecked. Peace.

Opinion: The Dynasties are in it for the long-con

Now, it’s revealed that the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and Jubilee Party is seeking a Post-Election coalition. This is happening during this week, as the letters are leaked. They are showing the parties are starting to work together. This means that Gideon Moi (KANU), the son of Daniel Arap Moi is scheming ahead with Uhuru Kenyatta (Jubilee Party), the son of Jomo Kenyatta.

So, here we are the Handshake between Kenyatta and Odinga sidelined the Tanga Tanga. The Orange Democratic Movement got an upper-hand, as the purge on allies of Deputy President William Ruto has continued in the Senate and in Parliament. While, the likes of Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka have been able to get a honourable task in South Sudan. While Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula has both left the short end of the stick.

Now, they are all a bit on the rocks. Not that Raila Odinga and his men isn’t covered. They are at least in the halfway house until the elections. While Kenyatta continues scheming and making ways to secure the future. First he bought peace with Odinga and now he secures the future with Moi,

This is Kenyatta and Moi settling the score. They are planning ahead of 2022. This is how to sideline the Hustler Nation and Ruto. The DP was already pushed to the side with the handshake. Where the buying the peace and securing a ally by buying time and making Odinga a pseudo-government-official. That has worked like a tailspin. The carrot being working for a sort of constitutional change or a referendum, by making it look like a joint venture.

Also giving both of them a viable choice ahead of the election. Using Gideon as a shield, as Uhuru cannot govern another term. The trade is a boost Moi need to have any shot. Its a trade that makes sense for them. However, than there will be more friction between Tanga Tanga and if they are going out of the Jubilee creating something else ahead of the election.

ODM will still be in the limbo after this. They have already traded off some of the leverage. Unless, the ODM and Odinga ditches the BBI. Then, they will also suffer consequences of being nowhere. Yes, the will be the majority opposition in Parliament, but that’s it. They can’t use the previous election nor come with new solutions. Because, they don’t have the majority Jubilee has.

Now, that Jubilee have aligned itself with KANU. We are seeing that both Tanga Tanga and ODM is sidelined. The whole former NASA and CORD isn’t there. They are all outplayed and has little to give. Unless, they are able to forge a grander plan and a manifesto, which grasps the public ahead of 2022. These men are clearly out there fishing, but Odinga hasn’t saved them and neither will Kenyatta.

Moi has with this made himself very relevant. His father is someone Kenyatta and Ruto went to for advice. Surely, they now see it as fit to forge away for Gideon. If the public will give another dynasty ago. That is something the time will tell. Odinga is surely still the Baba of many and has able to switch the coin plenty of times. However, will he be able to sell a new “Canaan” away from the BBI?

I have a hard time seeing that, unless his that conning and wise. That he turns this around and can spin the wheel from his pseudo-government-official environment into a reformer again. Since, his sort of traded with the peace gathering and the whole BBI.

Kenyatta is the one for now, who does the moves of a victor. However, that means he still need the biggest support of Jubilee behind him. Even if the Tanga Tanga flees. They got to figure if they will accept a dynasty ticket. That is not easy, because they supposed to be loyal to Ruto.

The losers here for the long-con is Odinga and Ruto. Unless, Odinga accept his half-way house and seems content with those prospects. However, Ruto is losing and quickly. Sooner or later, the KANU representatives will be upgraded into offices and then the Tanga Tanga will be taken out. That is just a matter of time. As a warning of the shifting alliances ahead of 2022. Peace.

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