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Opinion: Judiciary is reaffirming what we already knew about the Building Bridges Initiative!

Despite submitting themselves to the process, the country’s top judges called the bluff of Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), almost falling short of accusing them of purporting to reinvent the wheel” (…) “Unless BBI addresses itself with honesty, candour and courage to the question of why these existing institutions and initiatives are sub-optimal in their outcomes, then it is report will merely join the already existing large body of work to be ignored, undermined or poorly implemented,” the judges say” (Nzau Musau – ‘How Judiciary called the Building Bridges Initiative team’s bluff ‘ 01.09.2019, Standard Media).

The Building Bridges Initiative is a fashionable way of making dialogue between two parties, the ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta after the Fresh Presidential Elections of 2017. However, the BBI has been a side-show and a stepping stone. It has not been refreshing idea or organization to reinstitute anything.

What the BBI has done is to dismantle and reconfigure the opposition in a way, where they are technically the opposition, but not really. Since the Opposition like Odinga is a half-way Prime Minister, but not as Super-CS Fred Matiang’i. Odinga has a sort of governmental role, but hasn’t at the same time.

While the President is buying time by letting associates and people connected to Odinga working together on a invisible projects, where the Odinga walking around and being supported. As the government doesn’t have a main opponent. On the other hand the state also get Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka too and hires him to fixed position in South Sudan. We can reassure that Moses Wetangula is acting as an opposition and also Musalia Mudavadi, because they have not gotten honourable roles by the Jubilee. If they had, they would have taken it to eat too.

Odinga sold the NASA and CORD as he got affiliated the President through the BBI. They are using the BBI as a shield. As much as they are using that has also been co-operating closely because of the famous handshake. They both started a team play, where they can play for the gallery, not really do much. Have a committee and technical team, but it will not reinvent or change anything. It is buying time … for the next elections in 2021.

The BBI is buying time for the ODM and Jubilee. Also, WDM in the mix. But the FORD-Kenya and ANC feels left behind. They are not on the spoils of the poorly coordinated BBI, which even the JSC is saying.

It is a smokescreen and a play for the facade. The BBI was made to ensure peace, but at the same buy time. Nothing else. You can make it fancy, but when its not delivering anything substantial other than giving people titles. It is really not something workable and functional unit.

This is not making better institutions, but only ensure jobs for the ones connected. Peace.

Kenya – Press Statement on the Internationl Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearnaces: Defenders Coalition Condemns the Enforced Disappearance and Killing of Human Rights Defender Esther Mwikali Wambua on 27th August 2019 at Mithini – Murang’a County (30.08.2019)

Opinion: Matiang’i must be an extraordinary CS!

By the new Presidential Order, the Executive Order of no. 6 of 2019 has now given more added tasks for Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, This is the second time this year, earlier in the year in about January 2019 he already got more to his portfolio, which meant he got in-charge of the National Development Implementation and also the Coordination of the Government Ministries.

Now on the 22nd August 2019, the same CS gotten even more to take care off in government. The faith put in the man is extraordinary. CS Matiangi in the newest presidential order is that his in-charge of the Co-ordinating Delivery of National Priorities and Flagship Programmes within the Presidents’ Delivery Unit and also National Cohesion & Values within the Directorate of National

Cohesion and Values.

This is not all, in addition, the CS and its ministry got also this:

II. REGISTRATION OF PERSONS & IMMIGRATION

II.I To foster the integration of the functions of Registration of Persons and the functions of Immigration, the State Department for Interior and the State Department for Immigration & Citizen Services are merged to establish the

STATE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERIOR & CITIZEN SERVICES.

II.II The State Department for Interior & Citizen Services shall be domiciled within the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government” (Government of Kenya, 22.08.2019).

We all ready know that the CS is the special one, the one whose has the unique eye and handling of the business of President Kenyatta. Surely, to have him as an overseer, nearly a sort of Prime Minister and trusted CS. He has shown enough finesse for Kenyatta to have him to overlook the “Big Four” and also check upon the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Matiang’i must feel like an overlord.

That because Matiang’i get all this trust. He can impregnate daughters of church-leaders, initiate all out war on NASA during the Post-Elections in 2017 and show his loyalty ever since. Since, even if he failed as lecturer and also had big-scandals in office in the past. Still, his the sort of man that Kenyatta needs apparently.

Matiang’i must have some secret tricks or some methods to his trade. As the fate put into him is extraordinary. Even if there is not much to show for it. Unless, it is ordering extra public holidays and ordering people to leave the bars early for national census. Also, the loyalty towards the Huduma Namba and whatnot.

CS Matiang’i has done everything right in the eyes of Uhuru. If someone would be the golden-boy, the one to take up the mantle after Kenyatta. Seemingly, it must be him. Since, so much of the government work is put into his hands. Peace.

Raila Odinga through his advocates writes a demand letter to Nation Media Group (19.08.2019)

Kenya: Executive Office of the President – Head of Public Service – OP/CAB/18/19/10A – Re: Budget Alignment Process for Financial Year FY 19/20 (23.07.2019)

AEOG Statement on ELOG’s Preliminary Report of the Punguza Mizigo Initiative Supporters Verification Exercise (25.07.2019)

Opinion: CS Rotrich is the fall-guy for the Jubilee right now!

If your believing that Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji and the Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti is going to finish the investigation in the Arror and Kimwarer dam scandal. As of today, the DPP launched arrests of several of high ranking officials including the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Henry Rotrich. However, I am not convinced they will see this through, because if they do. They will go to the heart of the government and these fellas don’t want to do that!

The Jubilee Government is one of the most corrupt governments in living memory, they have been feeding all sorts of cartels and rigged themselves into power. That is why the whole Press Conference now, seems like a play for the facade and not for the results. Not, that I don’t want the men and woman who are corrupt behind bars. I do, they still the public’s money and eat of the plate of all the citizens without any consequences. In this case, it seems more like all the smoke and no fire.

There is a fire initially, as there are two ghost dams and the state paid for them through a illegal tender process and payouts, which the state cannot establish where it went. Even if there is guesses of the final destination. That is still not touched and won’t be unless there is a miracle. Not like the Finance Minister and all the other parties involved worked on this silence without getting clear guidance and telling the high above about it. That would be foolish to think otherwise, that the Deputy President and President didn’t know. This was well established projects with beneficiaries and had directed overpriced structure to benefit the masterminds on the top.

Therefore, that Haji and other busy bodies, that usually tend to make a stand. Does it again, is to show some flair and tenacity in the spectrum of the world. That the War on Corruption is real and that they will not stop. However, they will stop and suddenly, evidence will vanish, affidavits will be dismissed and the Courts will not have enough to build a case or even prosecute anyone. If we have seen that before? Yes! Will it happen in this case? Most likely. Why? Because, these men is part of elite, the tribe that always win, even when they loose their able to strike a win. That is just what they do.

We can act like it isn’t like this. We can act like this is a victory against corruption. When it really isn’t, yes it has created headlines and even will make a cabinet reshuffle to take the seat of Rotrich. His just the current figure to jump on the sword for the high and mighty excellencies whose not touched or even cared for. Even if there is a big chunk of funds that has vanished from planet earth, taken out from a mysterious account and no-one can trace it. Know, that this fella will not be caught, because his untouchable. Kinoti and Haji wouldn’t face that, because then they will sacked and only get a minor commission job after a year of grace.

So, I am cynical, I don’t expect a blast. I don’t expect all this big-men to eat the charges and get into long legal trouble. Even if the DPP dropped several of counts of crimes and broken statutes, the DPP and the DCI needs to have their bases clear and also the thumbs up from the high above. Because, you cannot bring down men-of-honour without the blessing from the top. No, it has to be coordinated and the ones who is in trouble. Will maybe pay a little, but don’t expect it to scratch the surface. As they don’t want to implicate or deliver any information covering the people in the shadow or even the ones who cannot be touched. No, they will not do that, then they would be afraid of their last breath. That is just the way things are. Not beautiful, but greedy suits going into a dangerous path. Unless, the state screws it all up and looses the connecting dots. Which wouldn’t surprise anyone.

Well, so how about that UNGA then, will that CS answer for his misdeeds too or is Rotrich the only fall guy this week? Peace.

Kenya: Turkana Country Government – Statement on the Council of Governor’s legal push over the Division of Revenue Impasse (16.07.2019)

Opinion: Tuju switching masters, another proof that parties or affiliations doesn’t matter anymore!

Well, ever since the handshake and the start of the Building Bridges Initiative between Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta. We have with time, seen how fluid the political parties and the political figures both in the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance (NASA). Where we have seen them all trying to configure and make new beginnings.

Today, its more evident, as the most high ranking official of Jubilee, the Secretary General Raphael Tuju, the loyalist and the brain behind lots of campaigns in the Jubilee Party are now starting to work directly for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Odinga himself. This being the man, defending Kenyatta and Ruto at any cost during the Fresh Presidential Elections. Dismissing the judgement of annulling the first elections in 2017 and so on. Therefore, that Tuju does this, is as significant to Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the NASA Co-Principal taking the Special Envoy to South Sudan.

They are all just figuring out ways to eat, they don’t care if they are opposition or not. They don’t care about policy or about development. This isn’t simple politicking. Now, this is even simpler Math.

This equation is based on one vital component. That being POWER. If it wasn’t for power and prestige. If it wasn’t for the opportunity to get a cut, get some ends. They wouldn’t move like this and give way to principals. That is why Odinga is praising Huduma Namba scheme, working on the Big Four and whatnot. While Kenyatta is grinning even bigger with Odinga, than with his partner in crime Ruto.

Seriously, this is the time and day, when the Jubilee Party and the ODM is merging. They are becoming alike. There is no difference between them, they have various leaders around the Republic. But what is their values if they are just bouncing around and taking key-positions and awaiting their turn to sit in the big-seat?

Its like the initial imprint of it, its out turn to eat. It doesn’t matter how or by what means, but as long as we eat. Were good and we get the food, eat and sleep better afterwards.

The BBI and the handshake made this happen. It has ensured Odinga and ODM, but also peacefully made Kenyatta untouchable. Because, the compromised opposition is in bed with him. That is why there is no issues that Odinga gets Tuju or anyone else to prepare for the next election. Who cares right? They are all the same. There is no difference. They are all just figuring out their next move to eat.

Surely, Musalia Mudavadi feels left out and the same does Moses Wetangula, but they didn’t suck-up to Kenyatta. They didn’t kiss the ring like Kalonzo. If they did, he would have given them an office and paid-them-in-full. Alas, that is not the case.

The man, whose the Secretary without a portfolio in the Cabinet, the man whose the Secretary General of the ruling party, now turned to ODM and NASA. If that isn’t sensational. Nothing is. Because, this shows how fluid the situation and politics is, when someone like Tuju can become the advisor of Odinga and become a strategist of NASA/ODM. Surely, this must be a blow for the ones campaigning for Jubilee in 2022. Peace.

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.

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