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NASA Statement – “Launch of Campaign for Electoral Justice in Kenya” (22.08.2017)

Another proof of the UN misfiring Lt. Gen. Ondieki as leader of the UNMISS in South Sudan after Juba July 2016 skirmishes!

As time is going and the revelation from all the actors of July 2016 comes forward, the reality of what happen in Juba, South Sudan will be more fruitful, than in the past. It is over a year ago. There has been heads rolling and the Lt. Gen. Ondieki got fired for his mismanagement. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) approach to the flaring battles between SPLM/A-IG and the SPLM/A-IO. This done by the two parties who was starting the walk of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU). The fallout and the battles, that has lead to the now civil-war, shows how the lacking focus and problems of the action from the peacekeepers. These peacekeepers didn’t react, but deserted more from the conflict. They didn’t stand ground, but fled the scene.

Therefore, the newly revealed part of unreleased report are clearly showing that the Kenyans reactions to the sacking was justified. Since the previous reports on the days of flaring violence showed it was done recklessly. The violence and looting was done, because other battalions didn’t follow procedure, it was not all up to the leadership of Lt. Gen. Ondieki. Just take a look!

From an unreleased UN Report:

On the uniformed side, the Force did not operate under a unified command, resulting in multiple and sometimes conflicting orders to the four troop contingents from China, Ethiopia, Nepal and India, and ultimately underusing the more than 1,800 infantry troops at UN House. The Force Commander appointed the Chinese Battalion Commander as the Incident Commander, commanding all the forces at the UN House in addition to his own battalion. Furthermore, the Force Commander ordered the Incident Commander to retain an explicit and ultimately confusing command link to Sector South headquarters in Tomping, which was physically cut off from the UN House for the duration of the fighting” (…) “This confused arrangement, in combination with the lack of leadership on the ground, contributed to incidents of poor performance among the military and police contingents at UN House. This included at least two instances in which the Chinese battalion abandoned some of its defensive positions at POC [Protection of Civilians site] 1 on 10 and 11 July. The Nepalese Formed Police Unit’s performance to stop looting by some IDPs inside UN House and control the crowd was inadequate.” (Brautigam, 2017).

Wrongful sacking of Ondieki:

Lieut-Gen Ondieki had no direct control of deployment or response of the troops who were in the areas, according the UNMISS commanding framework. According to the rules of engagement, Lieut-Gen Ondieki could only send an order to the lead commanders who were in Juba, but they did not accept it. Therefore, Ban Ki-moon’s dismissal of Lieut- Gen Ondieki is not only an error in judgment, it is also unjust discrimination and a gross violation of his rights” (International Policy Group, P: 23 ,2016).

So the November 2016 Report is now more justified, as the leaked report on how the other peaceful-contingents didn’t follow procedures themselves. That a year later, the Chinese battalion abandoned their positions, therefore, the leadership under Lt. Gen. Ondieki was not all to blame. When other people moved without securing the PoC site like the UN House. These was ambushed and looted by the armies for stockpiles of needed supplies.

We can now wonder, who else also left their position and for what reasons, since this is just two paragraphs. The rest of the UN report might reveal even more, but with the knowledge that is out. The seemingly unfair treatment of Lt. Gen. Ondieki, especially when they acted on their own. Peace.

Reference:

Brautigam, Deborah – ‘UN Report confirms Chinese troops abandoned posts in South Sudan during 2016 fighting’ (21.08.2017) link: http://www.defencenewsindia.com/un-report-confirms-chinese-troops-abandoned-posts-in-south-sudan-during-2016-fighting/

International Policy Group – ‘Children of a lesser God – Report of the investigation into the power politics behind the removal of the Kenyan Force Commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) – November 2016

Supreme Court of Kenya – “Practice Directions – Presidential Elections Petition 1 of 2017: Raila Amolo Odinga & Another V Independent Electoral Commissions & Others” (21.08.2017)

Kenya: NASA Statement – “Jubilee Now Blackmailing NASA Candidates” (21.08.2017)

Another IEBC killing: This time the murder of IEBC Deputy RO Caroline Odinga of Siaya County!

Caroline Odinga, an Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Deputy Reporting Officer (RO) was found dead yesterday. Another strike of murder in the midst of the election quarrels that are in Kenya. This is not a sound regime, when yet another life is taken. In midst of hours after Election petition of National Super Alliance (NASA) to the Supreme Court, and the questioning of the legitimacy of the election. Since this question the incumbent and current President Uhuru Kenyatta.

There has already been people dead who were important in the days ahead of 8th August, as now the votes and counting are in question. This doesn’t help the Jubilee, as another murder and another questionable life ends. She was found in Sega town in Siaya County. This is a serious story, as it is another life taken to early, because of the general election in 2017. She was the Deputy Returning Officer for the County, so this an RO that has been killed. There been reports that she was mutilated and left in the bush.

The reckless violence, the killings are clear sign of the electoral malpractices, since the state has to cover-up their mismanagement and doing so by taking away witnesses. It is insane, but seems most likely. Caroline Odinga, is yet another victim and another family who has lost their loved one.

We can wonder why she was murdered, did she not want to sign of on fake 34(a) or 34(b), that is fitting with the IEBC bots of the Presidential Election? Was she not complicit to the forged results of the polling stations in her county? Is that the reason, what else it is? Since she would be there when the counting was happening and would verify the results. That is the only thing making sense at this point.

We cannot really know why or who did the killings, if the National Police Service will solve it. Since the connections to killings might be up high. This being said, since the IEBC killings are continuing and escalating. This should be evidence of the fraud that has to be covered up. The innocents are dying and the ones working for justice gets taken away, while the thieves and killers are lingering. This isn’t a healthy sign, but another sudden death without answers. The reasons might be plenty, but connections to forged forms and questionable electoral practices seems likely. That is worrying, that yet another life is taken away, so the Jubilee can continue their looting. Peace.

NASA: Statement on the filing of a Petition by Rt. Hon Raila O. Odinga and H.E. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka at the Supreme Court, Nairobi (18.08.2017)

IGAD Revitalizing South Sudan Peace Process (18.08.2017)

CS Matiang’i letter to Fazul Mahamed of NGO’s Coordination Board on “Status of AFRICOG and Kenya Human Rights Commission” (16.08.2017)

IEBC: “Access to Form 34As and 34Bs” (15.08.2017)

Law Society of Kenya Statement says the NGO Co-Ordination Board cannot de-register KHRC or AFRICOG without following certain legal provisions! (15.08.2017)

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