A new tribe is ruling the many countries of Africa. Comfortable,
well-heeled, self-satisfied; secure in their positions of power.
And proudly they tout the symbol of their superiority. It’s a symbol
they have even adopted as their name; an elegant, star-shaped, silver
symbol – the international sign of the WaBenzi. Julian Champkin reports” (Julian Champkin – ‘The Wabenzi’ 05.09.1984, New Internationalist).
Today, the National Police Service and the Inspector General Hilary N. Mutyambai put forward an directive, which means that all the VIPs get special treatments on the roads in the Republic of Kenya. The WaBenzi of 2019 got a new way to get things done. The ambulances and fire brigades has to “give way” to retired Presidents, the President himself and others. Because, they are still more viable and vital to society, than the ones saving lives. That is what the directive states.
But first, what the IG Mutyambai stated in his directive, which says to much about the WaBenzi compared to rest: “In light of streamlining the flow of traffic in major cities, I here by direct guidelines conhfcerning entitlement and privileges on clearances of vehicles for VIPs on roads and highways” (Directive on Road Clearances to VIPS, 29.05.2019).
The IG has put forward six categories, the first one, whose has the first privilege is the President, Vice-President, First Lady, Cabinet Secretaries for Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs and the Principal Secretary/Interior. The IG and the Highest Elite is surely getting special treatment. They are first in line and the others have to back-off.
In traffic, the second grade is the chief of defence, service commander of Defence Forces, Inspector General of National Police Service, Deputy General of the Police Service and Deputy Inspector General of the Administration Police Service. Surely, the IG is favouring himself and his people. They are the leaders of the Security Organizations and he thinks they are Second Ones after the Highest Ranking individuals in the Republic.
Further in traffic, the ones that cannot dip through first or second is the Speaker of National Assembly and the Senate, also the Majority leader of the National Assembly. They are important, but graded down from the President and his closest associates, after the Security Organizations leadership. Certainly, they will be awaiting time to get through jams in Nairobi. Since, the directive are giving them less leeway.
There are sadly more people who is getting special treatment, the fourth graded people are the retired Presidents and Prime Ministers. This is the dynasties and the elites, whose still just living life. This is the Daniel Arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki, who will easily get across Kisumu or anywhere else. Because, these people are still apparently more important than the ambulance. That is what they are saying.
On the Fifth level, the finalization and the special treatment for the ambulance and fire brigade are stated. They are put behind the President, the leadership of the Security Organizations, the highest leadership of the Parliament and the retired heads of state. All of these are more vital to society and to the roads, than the ambulance and fire brigade. This shows the pattern of the WaBenzi.
Just to prove the point further, the GK Cars registered to the state will not get special treatment, they have to follow traffic in ordinary flow. This means, the rest of the MPs has to be awaiting jams or if not leech of the Presidential and VP Convoy, when they are around the building or driving out. Since, who knows, which car is part of it or not. Even the First Lady if she’s crossing town. Because, this will be used by several of the closest associates of the grade 1 and even grade 2.
This here is stupid and shows the WaBenzi elite on steroids or on to much petrol. It depends on which day. Peace.
“Kenya has accepted offers of Sh210 billion in a third Eurobond it has named the “Kachumbari bond”, which will be used to repay other loans and fund unspecified infrastructure projects” (Daily Nation, 18.05.2019).
There are already been several of warnings on the rising levels of debt under President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. The Jubilee has raised levels to unbearable levels and certainly, this will hit the economy at one point. As the grace-periods and the repayment levels will eat huge parts of the budgets. This is because of the reckless spending, the grandeur of grand corruption and whatever else the state has spent their ill-gotten funds at.
Because, this isn’t funny, this is spoiling the future and destroying the trust of the financial institution, the value of the currency and also the financial markets. This is all done because of an political elite has found a way of eating, which will in the end cost the state more in the long run. It is a quick fix to take up a loan, but the loans has to be repaid and usually with interest. That means it will not only cost the initial loans, but also the added interests. Plus it will be more damaging if the state cannot pay for it and have to default on the loans. Than it might loose its collateral and has to give away valuable assets, licenses of extractions and others just to barley get by.
This will be legacy of Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party. As they pre-occupied with one scandal after another. As the State is busy scheming finding new ways to eat, instead of finding ways to serve the public. The elite is so hectic about it, it needs to rehash old tricks to fund themselves.
When you have to take up loans for unspecified infrastructure projects, you know its not really that serious. You are just gambling on debt, raising debt and creating an evil cycle of debt management, which in the end will make the state poorer and poorer. As you have to raise more and more funds to have capacity to serve the old loans, while taking up new to cover for the old ones. In the end giving an alcoholic one more beer on credit and not expecting him to want another one after his finished with the first one. That makes you a fool, not cool and aloof.
There isn’t anything good coming out of this, unless you buy yourself land, house and even pay off old creditors, but why care right? Because, you have to down the line find new creditors to keep up with the newly created debt. You might cover for the old debt, but at one point you have to pay for this one too. Its a cycle of slow-destruction, instead of gaining revenue in a natural order. This is just bloating the financial markets, creating a giant bubble, which at one point will burst.
Than, you have a headache you cannot handle. This should be known by the Presidency and the Cabinet itself. This should be basic knowledge, but seemingly they are to happy to eat. That they are filling their pockets and ensuring their wealth is created. While the public in desperation should wonder, why could their representatives misuse their trust, misuse their power and their ability?
Why? Could the state take up three rounds of massive loans, which has nothing to show for. Other than more debt and becoming trapped in cycle, where you only loose and never win. Peace.
“A new Kenya is signaling. You will see things happening. We are only waiting for members of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and then President Uhuru Kenyatta and myself will give direction on the impending referendum” – Raila Odinga on the 11th May 2019
Well, you can do a trick once, but not do it twice and get away with it. Especially if it is a rouse. In this manner, the Opposition Leader turned unofficial Prime Minister Raila Odinga have overstepped his boundaries. He is now promising Canaan reloaded, Canaan 2.0 or whatever version you will call it and label it the “New Kenya”, like the promises of late, where he would people to Canaan. This cannot go now.
The leader is besieged and he cannot win, that because he sworn himself in as the Second President after the Fresh Presidential Elections in 2017 and since then sold himself on the alter of the Building Bridges Initiative, where he is securing himself and his party, but not the pledges of getting people to Canaan. Unless, your the elite and the cartels supporting Jubilee, than your saved from the hurdles of life and even Huduma Namba.
The rest awaiting in oblivion and not seeing hope, that is why even activists getting detained and people are getting killed without any concern. The government continues and moves on, they are appointing cronies to state owned corporations and boards like there is no tomorrow. They are busy eating, while the public is starving.
Therefore, it is rich that Odinga now promises a “New Kenya”, when he promised a Canaan for so long. Surely, he went to greener pastures and left the Republic behind. Left the victims of his resistance and his acts against the government, until the famous handshake. A handshake that secured his future and his party future, but not the public. That is why he has to give another rouse.
He has to offer something new to blind the masses and hope that people get caught into it. There will be now “New Kenya” like there was no Canaan. Except if you are one of the ones who has gotten ill-gotten wealth during the time of Jubilee.
The will be roads made of gold, there will be no golden age and not serviceable government, the elite and the politicians are busy finding ways to eat, not to treat or even ensure the citizens are taken care off. Because their first job is to get taken care off themselves. This is shown, again and again.
Odinga is just one of them and shown it with force this time. You cannot pull a rabbit out of the hat twice, sooner or later the trick will be revealed and how you hidden the animal. That is now obvious and there is no way out for ODM leader. Peace.