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Kenya: ANC – Steering Committee on Implementation of BBI Task Force Report (13.01.2020)

Opinion: The BBI gets a second life

Who know that Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta would be such good friends and able to enhance their friendship to this level. Now, its officially gazetted on the 10th January 2020 that the Taskforce for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). It has delivered a report, but not amount to much. It’s a dream for some, but nothing has gone anywhere.

The BBI seems like buying Kenyatta and Odinga time. We can wonder for what, but its not to implement anything. It is to secure the shaky Jubilee Alliance and Party. Which is already at war with itself these days. Even if it two years to the next election and no end-game in sight. Except for whose next to eat.

The BBI seems like a forged declaration of promises, dream and ending the stalemate between the two. Why I have little faith in it?

Well, Odinga promised Canaan and the promised land. He ditched that for the BBI. Where he stopped addressing the flaws of the Fresh Presidential Elections and the Courts justifications for those. As they were able to nullify the first ones.

Still, with this deal. He sealed the Presidency and this term. He gave way. Uhuru has paid scraps for a friendly opposition and making National Super Alliance (NASA) fragile. The ODM reign supreme, while the others has gotten little or none. Like Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka has gotten some leafs, but the other principals has been ditched in the fire-sale.

Now, William Ruto and the TangaTanga feels betrayed, as they getting the same attacks, the same treatment as NASA did earlier. The supposed friends and allies of Kenyatta. Still, Kenyatta now values more the BBI, than the previous partners. Who knows why, but the same actions happens now and lack of respect.

It is like BBI is a shield of salvation for the ODM, but it ended the mission. The BBI Report and the Second Round. Is just validating that, as the promises was never kept. Not like the Jubilee are keeping theirs with their ghost projects, grand corruption and dysfunctional Big Four. It all seems like cooked campaigning by Cambridge Analytica, instead of the realpolitik from the Executive and the Cabinet Secretaries.

BBI is a smokescreen and at the same redeeming for the two who did the handshake. The BBI is just buying time. There is no proof of anything. Its all talk and no play. Empty promises and false hope. When you have already sold that before, either as Jubilee or as NASA. The deal is already set in motion.

The Blowing the Budget Initiative (BBI), that’s what it is. If not its the Big-Big Insult (BBI). Peace.

Opinion: Ruto, Raila didn’t destroy Jubilee, Jubilee will do that on its own..

Deputy President William Ruto now claims that Raila Odinga destroyed the Jubilee party, the coalition party created before the election in 2017 and the direct coalition between TNA and URP in 2013. However, that is far from the truth.

Who Ruto should first blame is that Cambridge Analytica apparently didn’t do all their jobs, make the manifestos, the party structure and fix the bugs within the party before the 2017 elections. Also, the lack of structure from the previous one. If someone from the outside like Raila can destroy a party by a handshake and phony taskforce with the BBI. Than, the Party clearly is built on sand and not on mountain soil.

Not, that I trust Ruto a little second, a minute or an hour to tell the truth. There are a few ghosts projects, lack of stadiums and non-action in concern of the Big-Four. Which is enough grounds for me to not trust his words. However, he is still the second in command. His still powerful and has his hands in things.

What is bugging me out, why go after Raila? Is it because he knows it futile and lackluster to go after Uhuru Kenyatta? Because it takes two to tango. It takes two individuals to make a handshake. If not your handshaking yourself and that is a sad vision. Like agreeing with yourself and thinking your spouse will think the same without mentioning the paradigm shift. This is how it seems like, the DP is in hot-water, instead of blaming the ones with Executive and Head of State. He goes for the man semi-government position and blasting him.

Ruto knows this, his a seasoned politician, a conning one at that. His not the Mr. Lova-Lova and the packs of candy crushers. No, his a man who uses the force of his position and trying to configure the best deals out of things. It wouldn’t be Ruto if so.

Somewhere in Ruo’s head, Raila is living debt-free and playing around. His a mystique and mesmerizing character who toys with all of his emotions. Ruto should feel humiliated by Kenyatta and his camp in Jubilee. That they let his men fall and himself gets touched by the state. He should go to the state house and talk. Instead of throwing shade at Raila.

This just make the whole concept and the whole idea of Jubilee, look like a cook-up from Cambridge Analytica and future progress from Emerdata. If they will hire the same guys to reconfigure the party again.

Who knows, but DP Ruto seems fishing and out of bound. The destruction of Jubilee, will come from within itself. It doesn’t need help from Raila and BBI. Even if BBI is screwed way of giving relevance to the ODM and Odinga himself. Still, its just benign and beneath his office. Though that is not new in his regard. Peace.

Moses Kuria, the troublemaker gotten into more trouble…

Now, there is change of things and it changes swiftly, the former masters of all fate and the ones in closest circles of power. Suddenly fall astray and looses their feet. Moses Kuria MP is a man whose been able to run away from asking for the assassination of Raila Odinga and also manhunt for all opposition voters in Kiambu after the 8th August 2017.

This weekend, Kuria has been behind bars, even as the Court Orders was saying he was supposed to be free. Even then he had to pay bail and was free this evening on Saturday 11th January 2020. After wanting to go on hunger-strike and everything behind bars. However, have a hard time feeling sorry for him. Especially, if the allegations of assault against a woman is true. Because, men with power and ability can easily misuse it.

He has already gotten away with hate-speech several of times with only small scratches. He has not answered for his hateful words, his direct attacks on the opposition and Odinga. Moses knows this and he has gotten off the hook, again and again.

This time might be different. Since his not as vital or important anymore. His not that useful and his starting to attack his own government. Moses is one of DP Ruto’s men and that allegiance clearly doesn’t pay-off. As his seemingly alone in this. He got tear-gassed with other MPs and wasn’t freed still. His suffering now, is what the NASA MPs and other had to pay in 2016 and 2017. When he wished them all ill, as he was the upper-echelon guy.

If Kuria thought the adventure and the fairytale would last forever. He was wrong, as politics is a fickle thing. Moses should know this, as Kalonzo and Odinga has been able to get power and appointments, even as they not in government. But are semi-there now.

Kuria should know the handshake changed the political landscape and the BBI has given game to ODM. Now, Kuria as the one hand of the Jubilee, have to walk differently.

What is really rich about his situation this weekend. Is that he went from this on Thursday: “On 9th January, 2020 the Chamber President Mr. Ngatia hosted Hon. Moses Kuria in his office where they discussed the importance of Foreign Direct Investment in improving emerging market opportunities” (KNCCI – ‘COURTESY VISIT BY HON. MOSES KURIA TO THE CHAMBER PRESIDENT’ 09.01.2020).

On the 10th January 2020 the DCI reported this: “Gatundu South MP Hon. Moses Kuria was today morning arrested by DCI Kenya Detectives based at DCI Kilimani following an Assault report lodged against him on 10th December, 2019. He is currently being held in lawful custody as further investigations ensue” (DCI Kenya, 10.01.2020).

There after he was tear-gassed and also held until Saturday 11th January on bail. While he has to show up in Court on the 13th January 2020 to answer the allegations and the charges made against him. Kuria is off the hook on Sunday, but will be back to answer the law on Monday.

Moses surely is not untouchable, the state doesn’t even honour Court Orders in his favour to release him. That happened a day later. Therefore, he know now what it means to have lost power and influence, which he used to have. Kuria is not as great as he wants to be. His an MP and been part of Jubilee, but now that doesn’t matter. He cannot speak without costs and therefore, the law finds him.

He got away before, but not anymore. The reality hits and he still has to answer for the charges and allegations. If they are true, its really bad, if it is fake; its badly made by the ones who alleged them and got him charged.

Moses Kuria is allowed to address Odinga in political manner, his allowed to disown the BBI, but his not allowed to assault anyone. If that charge is made because what I mentioned. Its wrong from the get-go. Kuria MP have spoken ill before, hate-speech and in a manner nobody deserve. Wanted people hunted, assassinated and so-on.

He has put the fate of Odinga on God. Now, he might have start to pray to the same God for salvation and redemption. As he know is in-line of fire. He has the right to speak, but not all sort of vomit. That is something he should know as an Representative. Kuria MP has to act reasonable now.

His not a saint, but doesn’t deserve ill treatment either. But as a lawmaker, he should answer accordingly towards the laws his able to change as MP. Nevertheless, the MP should not breach it himself and think he could get away with. That is why his on thin ice now and with lack of support by many. This because of how his acted in the past and I don’t blame them. It is sort of the chickens coming home to roost.

Moses, you better change yourself. Call the DP and beg forgiveness, maybe beg for mercy even. If the DP will save his soldier. If not, he might have to fall. Who knows, but the MP isn’t a martyr. His just one man, whose time to fall is now. If not, this is a final warning. Maybe he wasn’t prepared for that, but his time has apparently come. Peace.

Aye Aye Captain Kenyatta: So Miguna Miguna is still overboard?

Greedy guts and blistering barnacles, why is this still a thing? Captain Uhuru Kenyatta and First Mate William Ruto, why are we still doing this in 2020? Wasn’t it enough to deport Dr. Miguna Miguna twice in 2018 and also bar him from entering the Republic a few times.

Now, there is issues with Air France and Lufthansa. Now, Dr. Miguna Miguna is travelling across Europe like a lonely crusader with a microphone, social media and addressed directly at TV-Shows. Instead of being forgotten like Dr. Ekuru Aukot and other contenders. His relevant because of your buffoonery. You understand that right? Aye Aye Captain?

With the knowledge of what has happen over the last few days. It is just more hectic, the Immigration says his free to enter. The Government spokesperson says his asked for the passport. The others say his free to enter, but the airlines says his barred, because the doctor has a “red notice”. Therefore, the Miguna is going nowhere, but in the end has to end somewhere.

This is really devious to play like this with a citizen. Someone who not long ago was a candidate for the governor in Nairobi. Not like he was a random mango vendor, but even a random mango vendor would have gotten more care and sincere support from the government, than what Miguna has gotten of late.

This is just a continuation of the deportation and sending him to exile. As they claimed he was an Canadian. Not Kenyan, even if he was allowed to run. But as long as the Kenyans has an American as an official in Asia. To have a Canadian with dual citizen should be easy pickings. Or is it because he insults the leadership on a daily basis and is a loose-canon of expressions on social media, that he has to be a soul. Awaiting his next time to return home.

However, this story is foolish from the get-go. No matter what character traits Miguna has. As a citizen, he shouldn’t be left stranded in Europe. If he wants to go home. Especially in consideration of the countless victories in Court. Which the state refuses to honour and respect in his concern. Maybe, it hurts the pride of Uhuru and William. Maybe, even Raila has gotten enough dirt on his name.

But if they are bigger than little insults and little micro-aggressive comments online. Than, they can muffle him inside the Republic, even try top pay him off. It worked well with the ODM, as they got preoccupied with the BBI. Let say, Miguna becomes the candle-guy of Parliament or even light-bulb organizer at the State House. He will be preoccupied and not have time to spread his statements 24/7. But the state wouldn’t make up an position for him. The one who swore-in Odinga. No, they want him to suffer. Because, the handshake only mattered to Odinga and not to Miguna.

Well, this just show how fickle, how little you can trust the ideals, the courts of law and bureaucracy. They are just insulting all intelligence with this one. Miguna is might be a little trouble-maker, but his this Republic’s troublemaker. No deny in that.

If Kenyatta, Ruto and Odinga is smart, they would try to find ways to comprise him. Not make him a firebrand dude in exile. Which they continues to do. Therefore, adding more and more insults to the injury and making him even more vocal.

It is like they want this and like seeing this happening to him. Instead of fixing it. Doing whatever steps and just letting the man enter. They are stopping him. Crossing with ferries and ships across the sea into Tunisia. Soon he has to cross Sahara bear-foot with the Tuaregs into Sudan. Then walk side-by-side of the river Nile and pass into Juba. Before entering as a Forrest Gump into Kenya with nomads and cattle-keepers into Nadapal, Turkana district. This will take months, but hopefully when entering this way. They cannot stop him from entering.

Well, I doubt he would do this. That he would go this far. Use all means possible. But it just shows how bad things are and how your mind can play tricks on you. Whatever might happen, but most likely in a few days in Toronto, Ottawa or where-ever he resides in Canada. As he got to have temporary home there now.

Miguna Miguna is a tragic case. A case of deception and lack of alliances. Some is caused on his own, the others are people not following the laws and court orders. Therefore, letting him be left behind. Which they now have done since they deported in 2018. We are an 2020 and this still a thing.

What you say Captain Kenyatta, Aye? Aye to let him in again? Aye, Aye Aye Captain? Peace.

Kenya: Press Statement on Dr. Miguna Miguna’s Travel (08.01.2020)

Kenya: IEBC – Subject: IEBC is not Punching Bag for Political Mileage (08.01.2020)

Kenya: Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government – Return of Dr. Miguna Miguna to Kenya (06.01.2020)

Opinion: Leaks shows the extensive cooperation between Cambridge Analytica and Kenyatta

It is for many common knowledge that the Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) Elections and Cambridge Analytica (CA) involvement in the two elections in 2017. They were direct partners and the guys behind the scene for the incumbent and the Jubilee Party. These was all doing work to secure the President Uhuru Kenyatta second term.

There been plenty of speculation and the inner-works of the Cambridge Analytica team in Kenya together with SCL Elections. What Hindsight 2020 leaks are showing is the behind scenes operations of CA and SCL in regards to Kenyatta. It doesn’t show what they really did, nor the data-sets, what they collected or if they were in cahoots with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which has been reported and speculated about. Since, the IEBC wouldn’t open their servers nor their tallies from the elections. Therefore, even in 2020 we cannot know what is there or if the IP-Address or direct connection with the CA.

Isaac Ndung’u or Isaac Kanino from Kanino Global limited who on behalf of Kenyatta and the Jubilee mailed the CA. What more the leaks shows is that SCL was already one the making the brand and the foundation for TNA/Jubilee in 2013 and their continued work with Kenyatta and Jubilee was an extension of what it had done in the past.

They made extensive plans and had a whole idea of what they were going to do. Not only a little survey, but a major one. Ensure they audit the whole party, their messages, their communications and even their speeches. That means, SCL/CA was the party within the party and the organizer hired to run a party and what is perceived by. As well, as ensuring the messages it spreads got into the media and understood by the public.

The SCL/CA even offered directly a Communication Team by monthly fees of $55,000 per month. What this shows still what intent and what services the SCL/CA did for Jubilee. As they were outsiders, whose known for collecting information from social media and make analysis for political parties. Surely, they would do the same data crunch for Kenyatta and Jubilee. Even if they don’t mention this in any of the documents, they still tried to sell the holistic campaign package. Which means, they wanted to run the whole thing, especially if the Kenyans paid and the SCL/CA in the leaked mails and documents shows that Jubilee was one of the biggest contracts.

That means the Jubilee and Kenyatta really used the services to an extent we cannot grasp. Even with these sort of leaks. But we don’t have the payouts from Jubilee nor the Government. Neither, do we have the MoU, the NDAs and Contract itself. However, we do know they did business and SCL/CA was proud of it. That says it all. As we know by what happen over the years, what the contractors was doing elsewhere and why shouldn’t they do that in Kenya too?

To think otherwise is naive. We miss still a few dots, but every little inkling shows what they did and what they offered. Now, we just need more of their print, their stamp and approved works. Than, we can say how deep these companies was involved in the Jubilee and with Kenyatta’s campaign. We are damn sure the Kenyans paid them a handsome sum of cash and surely operational fees. But, then we know, that Kenyatta and his team didn’t use their wit, but used technical and data collected from others to actually create his messages and run his campaign. He couldn’t even bother trying to do it on his own or with his advisers. That is weak tea. Peace.

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