Opinion: The launch of the “KANU” Alliance

All the lost boys of the National Super Alliance (NASA) and Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has now found a new home. The former Deputies of these coalition have now signed to a new deal. This time they have all left “Baba” or Raila Odinga. Who was the main opposition leader in the two previous elections and the Presidential Candidate for NASA and CORD coalitions.

Now, Moses Wetan’gula, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi all have found a new home with the main candidate Gideon Moi. This coalition is named One Kenya Coalition. These are all former KANU people who is going back home in a way. They have been around and created their own parties, but is now sort of going “home. These Deputies now have Moi instead of Odinga. That is the reality of it all.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is claiming to seek other coalitions today. That is not shocking, as it is close connected to Jubilee with the handshake. While the Deputy President William Ruto have finally revealed that his supporting United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and the Wheelbarrow Movement. This is showing the possible big challenges ahead.

It wouldn’t be shocking if Ruto was a Presidential Candidate against Moi. The wildcard here is Odinga and what he chooses to do. KANU have already signed a deal with Jubilee. The same has Kalonzo done and that made him a Special Envoy. While Mudavadi and Wetan’gula have been lost in the wind and haven’t had much traction after the handshake.

Kenyatta steered the opposition really wisely in his second term. In a manner to trap them in a Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and getting a constitutional reform, which will strengthen the executive and the central government.

What is really striking, but not shocking is that the Deputies got a new home. Odinga had already gone after them recently and called them out. So, the trust between isn’t what it used to be. ODM might feel strong and vibrant. But…. they have traded all hope and only got results, if the BBI becomes some sort of success. The ODM is bound by the fate of BBI and what it does. They are connected to the second term of Kenyatta and they cannot run away from that.

That is why 2022 isn’t only Ruto and Tanga Tanga against the rest. No, it can be the triple bet with Odinga, OKA and UDA in fierce political battle. While we can wonder if Linda Katiba Movement, Ukweli Party or United Green Movement have anything to offer. The Thirdway Alliance have been totally out of whack after the 2017 elections.

This is why the trio of Moi, Ruto and Odinga seems like the big-men ahead of the polls. These seems to be the characters. Now, Moi got a boost of his candidacy with the deputies of CORD/NASA on his side. They are trying to be a team of misfits getting a new deal. We can wonder if this is the trick. The same folks has tried before, but now with a new “master”.

Odinga could seek the Jubilee support and be supported by the ones who isn’t “Tanga Tanga” in the party there. Still, that is not the same. Neither, will he find friends in the three earlier mentioned opposition parties who are all against the BBI. I doubt these have any interests to join him and with the knowledge of how he traded his stance to buy “peace” after the 2017 elections.

Now, time will only tell, but the NASA/CORD era is gone. Its a revitalized KANU time for these leaders now. They are now bolstering behind Moi and hoping the dynasties is the ticket to the promised lands.

However, they are going against someone as cunning as Ruto. Not to forget they are going against Odinga too. These two will not let go easily and will not back-down without some sort of pay-off. These two knows this and they know how to make things happen. Therefore, the time ahead of 2022 will be interesting.

Nevertheless, the race for the new CORD/NASA is gone. The OKA have eaten that one up. That ship has sailed. Now, we have to wait for the moves of the other power-brokers and how they will operate. As they want to challenge and find the strongest possible alliance. This is clear and we can only imagine.

Expect the unexpected. Moi will maybe able to get more under his wings and be even a bigger collective. God only knows. However, it seems like this is a preparation for his term in office. The elites and the dynasties is at play. That wouldn’t be shocking. Uhuru go it and now it’s Gideon’s turn. Peace.

Kenya: Joint NGOs Press Release – Demands by Members of County Assemblies are not a priority amidst the harsh economic realities in Kenya (20.02.2021)

Opinion: Kenyatta’s bedfellows give him sleepless nights

It is now soon the final term of President Uhuru Kenyatta. You would think he would try to finish the Big Four and mighty pledges promised through two campaigns. However, the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bought him peace, but it has also undressed the political elite. That is what has happened and it has vitalized the 2022 elections.

Kenyatta is showing that he has ushered in new bedfellows, which is now undermining him. They are not directly doing it, but the whole ordeal and execution of it is clearly hurting the President. Together with Raila Odinga he made this happen. The whole handshake and BBI. They are in this together and have had scheme now. That have overpowered the rest of the state organization and government policies. This is why the other pledges and matters seems to cease to exist.

Kenyatta have also made a deal with KANU. Also going into a coalition with Gideon Moi. This was certainly a move of powerful. While he offered a Envoy role to Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka. In that regard paying of another party. So, that he had three parties plus his own in his hands. The President had ODM, KANu and WDM. They were all loyal bedmates.

While he did all this. He forgot his Deputy-President William Ruto. The one he was supposed to sleep with and be a tender partner too. The President was to work with a collective effort together. These two had campaigned for each other twice. They had been on the battlefield together and brought this government in as a coalition and a united party. Now, years later and close to the next election. These two seems like scorn exes who was betrayed by their lover.

Kenyatta should be happy his term is soon over. He is supposed to settle and ensure his legacy. Even as terrible as that may… he isn’t doing anyone any favours by dismissing his own DP. These two are from the same government and same party. Still, they seems to be miles apart and that someone has been deceitful.

Over all these years, if someone should be shielded and work together it should have been Kenyatta and Ruto. In ordinary fashion these should be buddy buds and partners in crime. Kenyatta and Ruto should resolve their terms. They should use the last final year to deliver the Big Four and everything else. However, the BBI have overshadowed that and its Grand Corruption scandals too. It just like all the bedfellows have stopped keeping the government accountable and only focus on the BBI.

It is the politicking of Kenyatta that got him here. He has made his bed and he got to sleep in it. It is special that he is blaming Ruto. They have been bedfellows for years and he has added others too. That is why the waters been so distorted and created all the issues. The BBI have just unravelled everything and the main goals. That is why Kenyatta is targeting his DP instead of looking into what he promised earlier. It is like he went on campaigning for BBI, but no one really ever did. That was just a creation to salvage and buy peace, but it became so much more.

They are preparing for 2022 but its only making them all naked. Their deceit and deceptions are in the open. A state that is tanked, having huge loans and grand corruption scandals over the years. Kenyatta’s latest triad in Sagana is just proving this. If he wanted to prove leadership and results. The way he went about isn’t that. It is more like his doing what he can to infinite in the circles of power.

Maybe Kenyatta hopes this BBI can salvage his legacy. However, it is only showing how torn and wrecked the elite is. When they have to do this and go against their own. The BBI is only proving the misgivings of elites and their entitlement for a new referendum. That is why he has to warn about cunning politicians… when Kenyatta is one of them himself.

President Kenyatta have made all these relationships and alliances. Just because he is done and isn’t de-attaching himself. Doesn’t mean his all right. That is very cunning himself. Yes, I am not a fan of Ruto, but Kenyatta isn’t that great either. He only seems to be in it to profit himself and not for government services.

It seem like Kenyatta is having sleepless nights. He soon ending this nightmare, but that will last for another year or until the BBI is law. Peace.

Opinion: I don’t see what’s wrong with Ng’eno’s statement [and only see that he hit the pride of the President]

You are not Kenya and Kenya is nor Kenyatta’s or Mama Ngina’s land. This land belongs to 47 million Kenyans, you cannot run it as you wish, Moi and Kibaki finished their terms and left, you should do the same next year when the time comes” Johana Ng’eno MP (07.09.2020).

I didn’t know that President Uhuru Kenyatta was a deity and transcendent between the holy land and the mortal world. Kenyatta must be immortal and cannot be offended. The ground that the President walks on has to be praised. You cannot state anything against him… because, if you do? You will be in trouble like the MP.

Ng’eno MP is even expelled by KANU, who has made a coalition with the Jubilee. This means the Jubilee is already working with Gideon Moi. Another honourable gentlemen from a dynasty. A man that Ng’eno mentioned in his statement. That is the father of Gideon and the former President. Nick Salat does this for political capital, but its very little to gain.

That the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji and the National Police Service is issuing statements, but also charges on Ng’eno for this. Shows, that one family is more important than the freedom of expression. The Kenyatta’s are untouchable and the Moi family needs to salvaged too. Since, they are dismissing him for speaking ill of Uhuru.

There is certainly not Uhuru, neither is there are coherent Ubuntu. There is just a mess. A self-inflicted mess by the state. Yes, Ng’eno challenged the Kenyatta’s, but he didn’t say anything wrong. He just went after the ego of the President and his inner-family. It was brave of him to do so…

That is why Ng’eno MP is paying the price. If he had incited to violence and genocide. If he had used the means of what certain politicians did in the post-elections in 2008. Then I would have understood the backfiring means of the state. Alas, that wasn’t the case here.

He just hit the pride, the ego and the Kenyatta’s. This is misuse of power and restricting freedom of speech. They are taking away liberty to question their power and their office. He just wishing the President well, when he is done in office after his second term. That he can go back to his farms, milking cows and continue his businesses. Instead, of acting like he owns a Republic. When he represents it and is the Head of State. His not a royal king or even a kingpin.

The President and Jubilee should know better. KANU is just beneath itself dropping Ng’eno MP is messed up over this. The MP spoke the truth. Yes, he hit a nerve, but a man who has been in office since 2013 should manage to spoken to this way. Unless, his a kid with a hissy fit over not getting candy.

Uhuru and his family should manage this and much worse too. If they are this frail. What are you doing in office? Why are you even a head of state? Are you man enough to carry your own self? Do have carrying balls?

Because, I wonder if the President has the character and the ability to rule. When he cannot even get a wish of a kiss goodbye and being told that he doesn’t own the Republic. Are you that tiny?

That is weak tea and misuse of power. Kenyatta needs some help, he needs to grow up and understand his position. If he don’t, comedians, journalists and whatnot will soon be arrested for mocking him or even write a notice of punchline before they are revoked an opportunity to do their job. Peace.

Opinion: The Tanga Tanga is losing influence – One-By-One

If Deputy President William Ruto think he sways influence or has any initial power. He should look over his shoulder. As one-by-one his allies are losing their titles and their roles to play in the National Assembly. Today was the third major role in the National Assembly plus the nominated Members of Parliament who was suspended recently.

That Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Senator Susan Kihika lost their titles in the Senate earlier in this month. Today, the Deputy Speaker of the Senate Kindiki Kithure was impeached. Meaning all the allies of Ruto has been clipped and taken out in the Senate. This is a sign of loss of importance and in the shadow.

It is easy to see why this is happening, as the dynasties are working together. Odinga is getting yet another honorary role in a Economic Recovery Council coinciding with the Building Bridges Initiative. So, Kenyatta is securing all angles and showing his commitment to his cause. Regaining control, but without the Hustler Nation or the Tanga Tanga.

This is just very weird that KANU is revived. Talks of getting Isaac Rutto and his CCM into the coalition, also the talks of unification with Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and his WDM. All of them just coming together and securing their futures. The only one, which is official is the KANU-Jubilee.

The deal and agreement that is pushing away Ruto and his men. The men who swore loyalty to him is suddenly vanishing. Just like the takeover of opposition from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Raila Odinga when he did the Handshake. Suddenly, Sen. Moses Wetangula was kicked out and Sen. James Orengo took his place.

What is just striking is the new tandem of Kenyatta, Moi and Odinga. All of them playing their parts, shading across the chambers and cleaning the slate. The reality is that this is all knives out and taking out the ones whose undeserving their place. Impeaching and making heads-roll. The limelight and the spotlight is now on the ones whose in favour of the DP. They are falling like flies.

This is all just a house of cards. Piece by piece. All things are falling apart. What’s ironic is that this are the supposed friends and allies of the President. These are the supposed mates in the party and the ones his serving together. However, his taking them apart and making them to silent backbenchers. While the supposed opposition are voting in favour of the government. That’s shows how messed up this is and what games that are played.

Because, here is a wing of the government in turn becoming opposition without any inauguration or party. They are in-government, but really out of government. They are becoming pseudo-government like Odinga. Raila picked that place in the mix, but not officially. While Ruto’s men are kicking and screaming out of the offices. When they were supposed to be the Presidents Men. Which they are apparently not.

That’s why yet another one lost his place. No matter what character he has or what education he has. He was on the wrong and shown loyalty to the wrong man. This minute and this point of time, he was a part of the Tanga Tanga. A piece which is toxic and which isn’t as powerful as the DP says. His losing it. Seat after Seat, title after title. The tables are turning, the dwindling power is evident.

The losses are piling up. Ruto needs to find a solution and quickly. Before, the dynasties combined with the ODM has swallowed the whole thing. They are just shuffling him away like old snow. Peace.

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.

Kenya Human Rights Commission on the Occasion of the Death of Kenya’s Second President Daniel Arap Moi (07.02.2020)

Opinion: No need to celebrate Daniel Arap Moi, but we need to remember the lives he took!

There are deliberate attempts of sanitizing the history of the 24 years of the President Daniel Arap Moi. The years of 1979 to 2002. The Kenya African National Union, the previous Vice-President under the first President Jomo Kenyatta after independence in 1963.

President Moi was ruthless. President Moi used all force and unleashed the state upon the dissidents of the state.  Mwakenya (Kenya Nationalist Redemption Union) was one of the opposition movements that the President targeted in his time. He targeted the dissidents of the Saba Saba (Swahili for 7). Arrested several of their leaders, including Raila Odinga for 3 months. He went after Wangari Mathaai, arrests, assaults and spreading fear.

In February 1990, Robert Ouko, the Minister for Foreign Affairs was assassinated, later in the year in August; the bishop of Eldoret Alexander Muge was killed in a suspicious “car-accident”.

While this explains the modus operandi of KANU under Moi:

“A number of factors point to the continuity in the philosophy of the KANU government, the first being the promulgation of the Constitution (Public Security) Order of 1978, 90 which effected Sections 4(1) and (2)(a) and (b) of the Preservation of Public Security Act,9′ soon followed by the Public Security (Detained and Restricted Persons) Regulations, identical to those existing previously. On December 12, 1978, arap Moi released all political detainees, but since that time he has thrown several more political opponents into jail, following arrests and trials that are a travesty of accepted norms of justice. Among these are included over 1,000 military personnel court-martialled for treason in mid-September 1982, and over 132 alleged to have been arrested or to have “disappeared.” Furthermore, 58 people are said to have been killed by the security forces since 1981” (Oloka-Onyango, J. (1990) “Police Powers, Human Rights, and the State in Kenya and Uganda: A Comparative Analysis,” Third World, Legal Studies: Vol. 9, Article 1”).

Freedom House reported this:

“The regime of Daniel arap Moi has become increasingly oppressive. Because Kenya has enjoyed relative prosperity in a free market economy, a significant and vocal middle class has emerged. When two former cabinet members, Kenneth Matiba and Charles Rubia, called for the legalization of opposition parties, they were vilified, harassed and eventually arrested. Demonstrations and riots ensued producing a brutal crackdown. Moi vowed to stay in office ten years or more and promised to hunt down his opponents “like rats.”” (Freedom House – Freedom in the World – Political Rights & Civil Liberties -1990-1991, 1991).

Also the TRJC Volume 4 report states this:

“The Commission finds that between 1978 and 2002, President Daniel Arap Moi presided over a government that was responsible for numerous gross violations of human rights. These violations include:

  • massacres;
  • unlawful detentions, and systematic and widespread torture and ill-treatment of political and human rights activists;
  • assassinations, including that of Dr. Robert Ouko;
  • illegal and irregular allocations of land;
  • and economic crimes and grand corruption” (Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission – ‘REPORT OF THE TRUTH, JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION – VolumeIV’ 2013).

Just these reports says enough. As plenty of people are writing of his greatness, his stature, as the old man, the supposed statement. While the toils, the pain and the suffering. The ruthless man, who used all tools, called out opposition and treated them as worst can be. Opposition fearing of assassinations and so on. When you fear for plots to kill you, you know your leadership isn’t that good. That should be easy to understand.

With this reality, the memory of Daniel Arap Moi, will for my part. Be in the remembrance of the ones he took. The lives that he hurt, scorned and killed, the missing people, the ones who he stopped. Those are the victims of him, the ones who most likely never had a case to answer for their demise.

While the President is now praised, honoured, called a “Strongman” and someone who did his thing. However, he should be remembered for the blood on his hands, for the victims and the ones arrested because of his orders. That he did this and did it deliberately. No one should deny that.

Moi shall be remembered for being a tyrant, a dictator and a ruthless man with sins we cannot forget. Because, we don’t won’t the next generation nor this generation to emulate the character, which was Danial arap Moi. Peace.