Opinion: ODM’s audit is only to buy time

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and unofficial Prime Minister Raila Odinga wants suddenly an audit of the COVID-19 Funds and stolen PPE equipment in the Republic. It is really evident that the ODM is doing favours for the state.

These statements are coming from the same guys and semi-government party, who claims to both opposition and a government party. Which is very evident by the recent moves. They have been crying out loud for arrests, demonstration and cried havoc over other scandals. Day-in and day-out.

This time they are just measly saying … let’s someone look into it and hope they spend time doing so. An inquiry and an audit will last until the next election or even after the polls. Kenyatta and Jubilee must be giddy.

Jubilee and the allies must feel relieved. The ODM is cleaning their house and their mess. The dirt is cleaned. They say there is a need for an audit. However, nothing specified and no talk of independent investigation. If it is an in-house investigation. Then, the smaller fish will be catched, while the big-fish will be released. They are the untouchables and the ones who are saved no matter what.

Odinga has made a living. ODM is now in the stretch of both angles, even if his close to be a Jubilee-KANU-ODM alliance, if there ever was one. The Jubilee have consolidated around Uhuru Kenyatta. He has distanced the DP and his TangaTanga. They are even crying out loud, the former known looters of the Republic.

Therefore, the whole elite and the ones associated is fine with the thieving. They are just buying time. Instead of direct investigations, indictments and charges on alleged crimes. They are crying for in-house audits, where a committee will look into it and buy the politicians time to bury the theft.

The audit is a fitting tool, where appointed commissioners and handy individuals can get a limited mandate and a scope. Where they possibly can find nothing or even deliver a result when its outdated. That is what usually happens.

This is why the call for a audit is buffoonery. It is playing bamboozle with the public. ODM knows this and Jubilee knows this. Odinga knows this and Kenyatta knows that too.

You can trick the public once, maybe twice, but three times. That is not happening. There been enough scandals without any consequences. This administration have several on their hands and no one has paid a price. An audit of this one will linger on for ages and will loose its steam before a bracelet is even procured.

So, while the stove is sizzling… the heat is on, the state and its allies shifts the show and side-track the conversation. Instead of actually getting a look at the culprits and the ones involved. Getting a committee and gazetted appointments. While the thieves moves on to another government tender, procurement scheme or funds to exploit. Peace.

Kenya: Where everything can get stolen … [by government officials and they can get away with it]

It doesn’t matter if there is unlawful practices with land-grabbing. If there is illegal procurements in the Counties. Funds goes missing. It doesn’t matter if one or two Eurobond scandals appear. Neither, if the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal happened twice. There is always some fishy non-existent corporations who needs a handout, who just happened to be owned by the elite and associates of the state.

This is just how things go. If there is procurement scandal within the Ministry of Health. Buying some phony units, which was supposed to mobile and easy access for the counties. These containers never came there. That isn’t an ancient scandal, but just mere years ago.

In all the years of Uhuru Kenyatta. There been open bazaar of greed. Where all cabinet secretaries, all departments and government enterprises have consistent of scandals and sudden loss of funds. There isn’t much space between or another get exposed. As the daily routine of skimming the state to enriching yourself. Is the sort of protocol for the high ranking officials.

Just like you can create false narratives to import maize and sugar. Hide them, import expensive maize from Mexico and call it a day. That is just what they do. Just like NYS scandal was to create phony companies to give handouts to loyal cadres.

So, when it happen that the news broke of stealing PPE, donations from Jack Ma and that it was sold in secret to Tanzania. You just know someone ate that money. In the middle of an pandemic. Someone still saw it fit to sell needed equipment. Saw the need to enrich themselves on necessary tools to battle the Coronavirus. That is the levels of thieving.

It is not strange that it happens. As they could hide UNGA and toy around the shortage. They could play the public a curse for sugar. The state could suddenly waste vast amounts of loaned funds in the Eurobond 1 and 2. They could create a white elephant with the Standard Gauge Railway and who knows, when it will make a honest profit.

That they stole and sold the donated PPE and COVID-19 equipment. Just show to what extent the officials and civil servants are used too. It is all “our turn to eat”. There is a self-serving appetite for a quick buck. Without consideration of the implications or the set-backs for doing so. It is not like gloves, face-masks and tests-kits are easily accessible for everyone. It costs and the short term gains will soon be spoilt. As the markets for these things aren’t slowing down until the pandemic is under control.

This just shows what sort of thieving there are in the state of Kenya. Everything is up for grabs. It is just about using your opportunity and find the perfect scheme. The state officials paying the right guys, give the sort of middle-men the thumbs up and then monies keep rolling in. Who cares at what cost and what aftermath. They enriched themselves, as people are struggling, the state lacks PPE and test-kits. But who cares, as long as the men of honour gets their well deserved pay-off.

The President knows this and is making his fortunes. The thieving is fine and dandy. He has let his cabinet secretaries and appointed committee leaders off the hook before. He will do it again. There is no permanent damage over this. It will be another scandal and others who are under fire. But he isn’t touched, even as all his minions are doing it and they allowed by him. If they wasn’t allowed, the authorities would be on their doors and be knocking.

Kenyatta knows, but he cannot hide. His allowing the theft and grand corruption. That is his legacy. Peace.

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Opinion: CS Mwangi Kiunjuri axed today

Well, Mr. Take a Photo of Locust and post on it Social Media, then the professionals at the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation statement the other in the media. This is the man who was reshuffled away or axed from the Kenyatta Cabinet on the 14th January 2020. Not that its deserving to sack CS Mwangi Kiunjuri.

But, his a long-term ally of Deputy President William Ruto. A man who help to intimidate witnesses for the ICC case of the ones in power. CS Kiunjuri was first the CS for Devolution and Planning for two years, until he was appointed on the 26th January 2018 as the CS for Agriculture and Irrigation. So, he got close to two years there too, but this time his out and no new deployment.

That is why his axed. The man of the Maize, Sugar, Rice, Tea and Coffee Cartels. As his helped them and been a cushion for them. Ensured their enrichment over the farmers, while they use the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) to give favourable deals between traders over farmers. Therefore, the cartels and inside trading benefits the traders, not the farmers.

That is why the golfer, the long time MP and CS didn’t do his work properly. He surely has enrichen himself as an MP. As he got over 700 million shillings over the years in Parliament. While, he has gotten connections with Ruto and others. His been part of dam scandals and others, where he surely gotten something sweet.

With the two years as CS of Agriculture, he most likely found some ways to his pockets too. That is why he will miss the bargain of being there. As he could ensure the rotting cereals, while importing UNGA, Sugar and whatnot else for the benefit of the cartels. Since, the pricing of the state would maybe not be beneficial of the ones there.

Now, the man has fallen, but not expect changes in the Ministry. That’s a fools hope at this point. There was no big change in Bett and will be little or nothing with the next. Only a new face and soon new scandals involving farming goods. Just await a sugar, tea, coffee or such scandal in a few months time. It is inevitable.

Kiunjuri might be a useless minister, but he knew how to keep the cartels mobilized and secure them funds. So, that they could oil the political machinery in parliament and the patrons of the industries. That is what it does and will continue. There are two many big-men eating of this plate to stop it. It is too much at stake, that is why the DCI and whatnot else doesn’t investigate it. They just let it go.

Now, Kiunjuri is let go. It is not a sad day, maybe for the Cartels, but they will get a new puppet under a new name and flag. This revolution will not be televised, but experienced in homes across the Republic. As the Maize, Sugar, Coffee, Tea and Rice will be used as a tool by the cartels, as there is no interest stopping them.

Not under Kiunjuri, not under Bett and whatever the new CS is. It will not happen, only go skin-deep if only so. Peace.

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Opinion: CS Balala, the proof of a person forgetting that he is serving the people, not the President!

CS Najib Balala, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism in the Kenyan Government. Have shown the world today what it means to be arrogant and entitled to his position. CS Balala has shown the world, that asking for good governance and accountability is important. Because his Ministry have lacked both and haven’t delivered. Since lately the proof of the death rhinos after moving them. Have shown what the state have forgotten, not only the lack of value of wildlife, but of the added-value the Tourism industry have with these animals. If the government cares about producing jobs and want a vibrant tourism industry. Noting is more valuable than wildlife and nature. You don’t travel to Mombasa to see Clean Coal Plant, you go there to see a beautiful coastline and you don’t cross the Masai Mara to see dead bird, but a green pasture of a beautiful scenery of Kenya. Which not only tourist deserves to see, but the Kenyans itself.

Balala should remember who he serves. The words he has said speaks power of who he are. Balala isn’t a man who steam confidence and control, but more of arrogance and bitter denial of the lack of work ethic. Look!

Balala at Press Conference Today:

In my leadership I am going to be right and not nice. In the case of the rhinos, I am going to stand with what is right. Nobody has appointed me, its President Uhuru Kenyatta who appointed me, so they can go to hell,” said the CS” (…) “They are doing that because they want to take over the parks and start using emotions of international people to raise funds for their unaccountable lifestyle but I am going to stop them,” said the CS (Erick Kombo Ndubi – ‘You can go to hell, I am not resigning’ 30.07.2018, link https://www.tuko.co.ke/281215-you-i-resigning-cs-najib-balala.html#281215).

Balala, I don’t care who appointed you. You might have to work within the range of what the President gives you and his authority bounds you. However, the President is supposed to be the representative of the people. The same are the cabinet he appoints and works with him. The mandate of the government, is to work there on behalf of the people and their needs. Kenyatta have given him the job, but that doesn’t mean he can insult the public for wanting him to do his job and act accordingly.

Instead, he acted like a spoiled brat, who hasn’t understood his position and role in society. The CS is serving the public on their behest. That what an elected government are supposed to do. They are not there for own pocket, but as Representatives for them. Balala have forgotten this key aspect. Secondly, when he has failed his mandate as miserably as a CS, he has caused a lot of death of black rhinos on his watch. That will always stain his time in the office. If he cannot manage that, than he should leave it behind and go corporate. Where he can be the spoiled arrogant brat and no one will deny him that. However, he is in public office and that entails public perception and questioning of his behavior.

CS Balala catch some wisdom and knowledge, you need it and quickly, maybe even read up on what it means to be a representative of the people. Since, your thinking your are anointed by a King. Peace.

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