Opinion: Kenyan MPs wants to live lavish on the publics dime!

“For this end Africa needs a new type of citizen, a dedicated, modest, honest and informed man. A man submerges self in service to the nation and mankind. A man who abhors greed and detests vanity. A new type of man whose humility is his strength and whose integrity is his greatness”Kwame Nkrumah

The Kenyans Members of Parliament is showing no bound in the roads of greed. They are so actively finding ways of eating. It is outrages. They are making new ways of showing their only intent for representing the public. To get rich and get rich quick. The MPs want to live lavish and posh on the dime of the public. That is what they are initially doing with these pay raise, the cars and the extreme high rates of allowances to even show up at work.

The MPs seemingly doesn’t care about the plights of the common man, when they are fine dining and eating good. They couldn’t care less about the farmers who cannot afford seedlings or even having markets to sell their produce. When, they are driving in expensive SUVs and can afford imported goods on the daily. They don’t have to mind or even see their constituents before the next general election, as they are living in the highest comfort like an CEO or Executive Director in mansion in Nairobi.

Just look!

“Members of Parliament (MPs) want the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to reinstate and increase several allowances that the commission scrapped, in an audacious move that could raise their salaries from the current Sh1.1 million to between Sh2.1 million and Sh2.9 million a month. In a memorandum to the SRC seen by the Nation, lawmakers are seeking to have their car grants doubled from the current Sh5 million to Sh10 million, increase their mortgage entitlements, extend their medical cover to more than one spouse and retain huge car maintenance and mileage allowances” (Samwel Owino – ‘Greed at its peak in MPs new demands to enrich themselves’ 09.07.2019, Daily Nation).

This is what the Tuko Pamoja and the Jubilee government excelling in, either graft or greed. They are not civil servants nor public officials, they are eating and scraping the plates. They are offering themselves riches, but not fixing the basic issues for their citizens. They are preoccupied with getting wealthy for a representative position. These people clearly doesn’t care about the well-being of the citizens, when they are giving themselves this wealth and riches for representing their constituents and the Republic.

We can act like it doesn’t matter, but it does. It shows their priority, which is their own stomach before the public. Their title, their wealth and their possible enrichment on public office is direr, than fixing the hospitals, roads and what else that is broken in the Republic. Peace.

Opinion: The Kenyan MPs will now be paid a sleepwalkers allowance!

The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed”Mahatma Gandhi

There are some people who has no trouble getting other people to foot their bills. What is ironic is that these same people are asking for the constituents to live in austerity and poverty. While they are living lavish on their tab. The Kenyan MPs already have huge salaries (Shs. 1.2 million), added allowances and expenses covered by being in office. There is no boundaries to where they take the citizens for a ride.

Even before the dust settles on the outrageous Sh250,000 house allowance claimed by each MP, the lawmakers are at it again. This time around, the MPs and senators, totalling 416, have devised a new scheme to fleece taxpayers by claiming a “night” allowance whenever they are in Nairobi to attend parliamentary sessions. Dubbed the “Domestic Subsistence Facilitation”, the new scheme entitles each MP to between Sh18,200 and Sh24,000 per night” (Samwel Owino – ‘MPs set for Sh96,000 in weekly ‘night’ allowance’ 06.07.2019).

What is really unique about this situation, in a republic where half of the citizens only earn around 10,000 shillings per month, the MPs are now profiting up to 24,000 shillings per night to attend parliamentary sessions, which is what they is elected to do. This isn’t some random foreign enterprise or even meeting donors abroad, where usually the MPs will get per diem and allowances, while attending conference and such. No, this is an added pay-off for doing their natural job as they have to by their office.

The MPs and Senators are ensuring themselves more wealth by doing nothing other than going to the office. These honourables are securing the double salary of most Kenyans by just showing up to work. This without considering their ordinary salary nor the others perks of office. Therefore, this is really just greedy guts with no honour of the plea of the commoner. They are just in office and hoping to eat as much as possible.

They are sleepwalkers, they are empty suits only in it to get it and not to serve the public. Because, if they cared about the public, they wouldn’t rob them of these funds and not ensure all public services was working. However, all public services aren’t working and the continues thieving combined with the reckless spending is destroying the economy, but these MPs and Senators apparently doesn’t care.

If they did, they wouldn’t give themselves such an outrages raise on already high salary compared to all their citizens. They are eating like there is no tomorrow and maybe there isn’t, because surely they want to be prepared with bank-accounts the rest of only can dream off. Peace.

The fall of Itumbi: Gone from a propaganda machine to a nuisance!

Well, Dennis Itumbi have been a vital part of the rise of Jubillee. The man who uses his communication technics and savvy ways to intimidate and silence witnesses for the key suspects during the International Criminal Court case against DP William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He was also vital in the run-up to the 2013 Elections, his blogosphere and his team of propaganda unit, which in the end launched the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU). Where he together with Cambridge Analytica used all of his skill-set to publish, write, manufacture and misuse information in a way that hurt the other candidates and peddled the need stories to fit the President and his Deputy.

Now, in 2019, two years after the General Election and Fresh Presidential Elections. These services is not needed. Even last year there was reports of his demise and that he was kicked out of the State House. That the PSCU was disbanded and his office emptied.

This man has already forged dozens of letters for the Jubilee Party and associates, he has already been well-known for carrying out open assaults and disfranchising people whose been troublesome for the regime. Therefore, when he earlier wrote the fake assassination letter aimed at the DP, this was just another day in the office and life Itumbi.

That is what he does and what his known for, he has even used Marilyn Monroe’s signature on a fake NASA Letter to cover-up and create a scam during the elections of 2017. It is not like this is a new venture or enterprise of the drifty fella. No, this is what he does and what has made him indispensable for some individuals at the State House.

We can act like we didn’t know, but this man has done the dirty work for the Jubilee back to 2011, even caught that he was a hired blogger for Jubilee in 2012. Since then risen to the ranks, and is now said to be working in the Office of the DP, as the Secretary for Digital. Surely, a man like the DP would need a man like Itumbi. He could make some clever ways to make him look smart and peddle narratives that makes the Hustler look brilliant. However, with the recent misstep and backfiring approach. The man has been caught and will struggle this time.

That Itumbi is in trouble isn’t new neither, back in the day, he was in trouble for having classified document on Kibaki and the British government will file a case against him in the ICC.

We know all of this is hurting the pride and honour of the DP, as K24 TV presented the trial today: “UPDATE: MPs ‘allied to DP Ruto’ present at Milimani Law Courts where Dennis Itumbi is arraigned. Some of the lawmakers present are: Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Caleb Kositany (Soy), among others. Itumbi is accused of circulating alarming information in regard to the Ruto ‘assassination’ plot” (K24 TV, 04.07.2019).

We know that Itumbi is losing and his ways is exposed, that his propaganda and his techniques is the reason why his charged and will be behind bars. That Itumbi has misused the power given to him and haven’t changed ways from the time in campaign-mode. Itumbi thought that loyalty amongst the highest ranking officials would be there. However, he now see that he was just a useful pawn on the chess-set and that the kings will not save him.

That Itumbi have forged before,  that he has spread lies before and that his ways has been dangerous is all true. Itumbi have risked it all and seemingly got nothing for it. The man in the digital sphere, who had a vital part in the PSCU and is now behind bars awaiting further investigations. That’s where it ended for him.

He is now an nuisance, a relic of the past, one that Kenyatta want to get rid off and got the perfect excuse as well. One that Itumbi created himself, therefore, his own demise was his own making. Even if it was ordered by the DP to gain possible sympathy. Because, this is what he does and what been his trademark.

His been faking it and hoping that he would make it. In the end, his being whipped with the same force, as his words and stories against opposition figures. He is getting caught in the same web and has no way out. Peace.

Kalonzo switched sides officially, again!

Well, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the Wiper Democratic Movement leader and Co-Principal of the NASA/CORD has totally switched sides. He has followed ODM Leader and the Handshake of Raila Odinga. Therefore, his not alone betraying the fellow collaborates of opposition. No no, he is just pursuing his best interests in the landscape of Building Bridges Initiative and finding his envelopes in this political game.

The ones that currently haven’t been so lucky is Moses Wetan’gula and Musalia Mudavadi, but they are maybe getting appointed elsewhere. If they start praising the master and current day President, like Kalonzo have done of late. The whole NASA Project have been traded for favourable deals with the Jubilee, that is why Odinga is so entitled and so close to the President all the time. Even more talkative than the DP Ruto.

Well, Kalonzo have done this in the past, he has been a minister under KANU rule, while President Arap Moi was presiding, he joined NARC Coalition when Kibaki, became his Vice-President was ruling and now in the second term of Uhuru, his accepted the appointment of Special Envoy to the South Sudan on behalf of Kenya. That means, he changes flags and alliance to whenever he benefits. Kalonzo practically stands for nothing else, than whoever pays him and is the king. That is maybe why he wouldn’t participate in the swearing-in of Odinga or jeopardize cordial friendship with Uhuru, because if he did, he would risk losing a possible meal-ticket. That is how it seems today.

Kalonzo is the epitome of the ones eating of the plate, the ones configuring and manoeuvring in the shadows to find new ways of earning money. He wants to be bigger and be on his own self. Kalonzo wanted to be the NASA Presidential Candidate, but couldn’t manage that. Neither, could anyone else of the Co-Principals, they would not defy the elites or the ones having the upper-hand. Because if they did, they knew it would be twice as hard to find a meal-ticket later.

Now, Kalonzo have found it, just like Odinga has. They are both eating and having supper on the public dime. Even as they are supposed to be opposition and fighting the Jubilee. Still, they are all smiles and close associates of the Jubilee. Both are acting and being humble in front of the President. They are both using their time to find possible funds for themselves.

Odinga has the BBI and handshake, as well, as the African Union Development gig, now Kalonzo have his as a Special Envoy to South Sudan. This is the pay-off for being loyal and taking up the President. That is why Kenyatta are giving him this, as he wants his fellow former opposition in close proximity and knows that giving them a little, than they will be more loyal than anyone on his team.

Kalonzo have jumped ships before, I anticipated in February 2018 that he would change and finesse himself a new position. Now in June 2019 it is official. The WPM is now aligned with the Jubilee, not by a pact, but by appointment. Peace.

Opinion: The political elite can all lie for themselves…

Now, there is a viral clip going of Deputy President William Ruto calling Raila Odinga the Lord of Poverty. Well, they are both that, and the President is it too. That Odinga at one point stood up and seemed principal was just a mere suggestion. As he has traded sides and ethics after the handshake, the Building Bridges Initiative have switched him over night.

Odinga is now for Huduma Namba, the Mastercard and Government of Kenya enterprise to skim the public for yet another registration drive. That is just what they do. Odinga is also so peaceful, that he sends condolences to the Safaricom CEO Collymore, as he did asks his supporters mere two years ago to resist it. That is why the political can lie to themselves.

That DP Ruto uses Odinga is well known, he has to have a someone to point at. It just happens to be him. The man who has his own staff forging letters to try to get sympathy for his cause, whatever that is, most likely another get rich scheme. As Ruto defends the Eurobonds, the NYS and whatever else the state has eaten.

The state is eating its own pensions, its own loans and own development funds, the stadiums isn’t built, the SGR is a debt-trap and Mombasa port is a haven for corrupt civil servants, but that is also Nairobi, where the elite is sanctioning them.

That is why the speeches of Kenyatta, sending warnings, the ones where Ruto points finger at Odinga. And Odinga together with Orengo promises a Canaan, all a tribe of people eating of the bone. They are all eating the last slices of meat and hoping no one notices.

Well, it is just the mirage, the game they play. The fun and games, as the Mudavadi, the Kalonzo’s, the Sonko’s and the rest are trying to find their pot to piss in. The others are ruling the world, they are allowed to walk where others cannot trespass, you need their guidance and their help. If not you end up behind bars for pushing the barrel, or if not ending up in exile. There are no-one who can touch the elite and take away their price, your and all citizens money and even the future returns on the failing loans. That is for the elite to eat and for the poor to pay. Somehow and somewhere in the near distant future.

We can all see it, the power-play, the grabs and trying to succeed Uhuru. We can all see it, as the Jubilee, the TangaTanga, the Tano Terror and what else in store, as the hustlers, the thieves and the ones promising redemption is on the horizon. The syncopates and the high ranking officials all working in tandem, while the citizens pay more tax and pay more for the goods. That is just a blessing for the cartels, the investors and the Chinese development state owned companies.

This is all in the vision and the prospects, as the police answer only to the elite, the tribe of power and the ones they hold dear. The rest has to suffer, at one point or another. The Jubilee, the KANU or whatever that is running the nation, they are all doing the same. Fighting corruption and eating of the plate of the citizen. While mostly doing the second, and only talking of the first.

Kenyatta is the man, DP Ruto is the sidekick and Odinga is the bad-cop, but they are just playing for keeps. They are all winning, while the public is losing. Peace.

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Opinion: DP Ruto’s self-obsession comes to the headlines!

Well, the recent aftermath of the DCI Kinoti and the supposed death threats, the plot to overthrow the campaign for 2021 of Deputy President William Ruto. Only shows the world, one thing, and one thing only. That the DP Ruto is self-obsessed to a point of no return.

The juggernaut, the Cheech to the Chong, the one half of the dynamic duo of the Jubilee. Ruto. Surely knows this, but acts a loof, acts like he doesn’t mind, but surely someone cooked this report, this letter and got the authorities to question for Cabinet Secretaries and whatever amounts of MPs.

This is an acts of self-obsessions, which haven’t been seen in a while. That the DP likes to see himself as the rising star, the one and only, the upcoming boss of the Republic. Well, we have figured that out. It is not like Musalia Mudavadi or Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka seems like viable characters to take up the mantle after Uhuru. No, not even Raila Odinga, he just have to be second fiddle, that is what his dynasty does best. Being second.

Now, DP wants to do like Arap Moi, he wants to take the mantle and come out with force. He wants to go from hustler to President. He doesn’t want to dole out monies at church functions for life, he wants power and at every cost. That is why he made up this case. Made up the allegations and thought it could peddle some sympathy for cause.

However, it has backfired. He took a shot. He shot, but missed the target. He didn’t hire goons who could aim or even make it believable, just like the Hollywood movie script of the hours upon hours end at his home during Fresh Presidential Elections season. When suddenly a cross-breed of Rambo and the Terminator passed by and made the Police Force silent for hours.

Well, Ruto thought we forgot that trick, this was yet another one and it failed too. Looking like a smock and sounding a cock. Well, we couldn’t expect greatness from someone looting, thieving and eating in office, could we. Alas, we couldn’t expect that, because then he would actually have built stadiums, proper ICT research institutions, given free laptops and whatnot of promises done within two campaigns. Which by all account is amounting to hot air.

We can all just look idly by and act like nothing. This is spin, nonsense and lies, the ever growing industry of deception from the state and true to its form. We can act like it means nothing, but it was done for a purporse, a rouse and a trick. The trick wanted something out of it. Sympathy. Care and even some check if people cared for his life.

Well, the only thing we are seeing is a bunch of headlines, mind-boggling nonsense and a routine of hogwash sprinting quicker than a marathon runner. Nevertheless, life must move on.

DP Ruto will figure out another scheme tomorrow. Wonder who will do the ground work then? Surely, not the same brother of this one. He got caught and it looks ugly. Peace.

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