Kalonzo is godsent

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Raila had planned proper bloodshed in 2017 after losing the elections. Together with his co-conspirators in Paris, Raila’s game plan was to first discredit the Election Commission, Discredit Uhuru Kenyatta, Discredit any other Institution- then give justification for violence. Based on Numbers- Raila knows that he cannot win any Democratic Election, so bloodshed and violence are the only avenues to power for him.
Anyone with eyes will see that Raila has been getting subtle support from Uganda and Tanzania. Uhuru has overshadowed Museveni in all aspects. Nobody seems to notice that Museveni exists ever since Uhuru took power. Nearly every World Leader has come to see Uhuru. Museveni used to be the Darling of global powers before Uhuru took over- and he seems not to be happy that someone is outshining him, outdeveloping him and outsmarting him in all ways.
It is not lost on observers that Museveni has replaced police officers along the Kenyan borders with elite UDF soldiers. The same happened in Migingo. Being a master in destabilizing neighbours- Museveni must have been salivating at Raila’s threats.
Raila’s strength lay on having Kalonzo with him so that the loss is not too big- and give justification for rejecting results- and causing bloodshed.
But Brother Kalonzo has all but left Raila. Kalonzo bolting out with his 2 million votes will deal Raila a body blow. That is the beauty of Kalonzo……… he hits at the right time….. with enough power…. and at the right place.

Politicians are forming militia groups for elections

The Star.

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Politicians are forming militias to protect themselves, ensure victory and cause trouble for opponents, reports the National Security Council headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The NSC also warns of the reemergence of outlawed criminal gangs in the campaign period.

Uhuru, who attends all NSC meetings and presides, on Wednesday last week tabled in Parliament the 43-page report saying candidates are mobilising gangs ahead of the August 8 polls.

“The heightening political temperature in view of the 2017 general elections has seen the resurgence of criminal gangs, political goons and militias,” the 4th Annual State of National Security Report says.

It was tabled during Uhuru’s State of the Nation address.

A brief section of the report is devoted to organised criminal groups. It says they are believed take advantage of the campaign to offer services, such as protection, to aspirants.

“Some politicians form militias to advance their own interests. These criminal groups have continued to hamper security efforts in some parts of the country, thereby slowing economic development,” the report says.

It then outlines steps the state is taking to combat political violence.

Expert comment: Cut off supply of bullets and then disarm communities

Elsewhere, the report says political incitement is one factor driving land invasions and deadly violence in central and northern Kenya.

It also cites a proliferation of illegal small arms and light weapons contributing to banditry and crime in general.

Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery has warned that police and security agents will arrest members of 90 outlawed gangs gazetted in December last year. He promised prosecution.

The organised gangs have been linked to disruption of political events, robberies, beatings, assassinations and shootings.

Kenyan political campaigns have always been marred by chaos.

The gazetted gangs include Gaza, Superpower, 42 Brothers, American Marines, Acrobatic, Young Turks, Young Killers, Wakali Wao, Chapa Ilale and Akili Za Usiku.

Others include Taliban Boys, Seven Lions, Spanish Boys, Boston Boys, Sixty Four, Smarter, Tiacha Group, Rounder Seniors and Quick Response Group. The Eminants gang is believed to be renamed incarnation of the Mungiki.

Senators and MPs have expressed concern over the resurgence of vicious groups in counties. Some are alleged to be working as county askaris and taking orders from governors.

Nominated Senator and Senate Chief Whip Beatrice Elachi last year asked Nkaissery to bar governors from training county askaris, raising fears the young men could be turned into campaign goons.

“Each governor will have an army of people who can be used as militia. Such training should be restricted to the national government or else governors will be untouchable,” Elachi said.

The National Assembly Administration and National Security Committee was to probe Kiambu Governor William Kabogo over claims he was sponsoring a private militia to harass county MPs.
He denied the allegations.

The committee chaired by Tiaty MP Asman Kamama was hearing a petition by Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu).

Ichung’wa accompanied by other Kiambu lawmakers, including Alice Ng’ang’a (Thika Town), told the committee their governor was using Mungiki intimidate them.

During the inquiry, the committee said the regrouping of gangs was an emerging problem not only in Kiambu but also in Murang’a, Mombasa, Malindi, Turkana, Meru, Kakamega and elsewhere.

Despite the problems posed by these gangs, the NSC report says many measures and intelligence sharing among agencies have have been put in place to combat them.

Police and other law enforcement agencies have stepped up detection, disruption of activities and arrest of criminals.

“The government continues to proscribe organised criminal gangs, groups and militias that emerge in order to suppress their activities from threatening national security,” it says.

Former Electoral Commission of Kenya commissioner Jack Tumwa has urged the state to tackle lawlessness, including violence caused by goons attacking rivals’ supporters.

“It appears we have not learnt any lessons from the 2007-08 post-election chaos,” he said.

Tumwa cited the attack in Ruaraka where two people died when rival groups clashed. One supported sitting MP Tom Kajwang, the other nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro.

“Such incidents are not good when we are heading to an election,” Tumwa said.

“The system seems not to be working because we don’t see any prosecutions of key suspects. Top leaders are also engaging in hate speech contrary to citizens’ expectations,” he says.

The NSC report says the state has increased logical support to security officers to deal with politicians and gangs plotting chaos during campaigns.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission chaired by Francis Kaparo has trained more than 1,200 police officers deal with hate mongers and anyone causing violence.

Last Thursday, NCIC announced that it has procured audio and video recording devices for the officers in all counties. They will be monitoring political events.

The government has also recommended the arrest of any politician who calls for mass action after rejecting results of the August polls.

It wants to criminalise zoning of political areas as strongholds of particular candidates or parties; being part of an organised criminal gang to intimidate opponents, bribing voters and disrupting opponent’s campaigns.

There are also plans to recruit and deploy as many as 100,000 armed officers and conduct digital surveillance of key towns and cities before, during and after the polls.

ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi and other opposition leaders have criticised the recommendations on grounds they undermine democracy

Litmus Test: #Gitobu

 

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There are some universally acceptable tests across the world due to their time tested reliability.
In Political Circles, there are characters that are universally accepted to be beyond reproach. Beyond being bought.
Characters that have demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt that they are people of integrity.
Gitobu Imanyara is one such characters. Gitobu is one person that does not go by the wind. He is one person that cannot be bought. Gitobu is one person, that even if you put a gun in his head and force him to say Mt Kenya seven times- He will not.
Gitobu, with all his political experience. Gitobu, with all his internationally acclaimed insight. Gitobu, with all his unwavering pursuit of justice, equity and fairness has said Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta TENA.
Gitobu has calculated. Gitobu has seen how the so called “liberator” Raila has gluttonously descended on County Funds in places like Nairobi- where Kidero is looting mercilessly. Gitobu has observed the situation in Siaya and Homa Bay where looting of unimaginable scale is going on right under Raila’s watch.
Gitobu has observed Uhuru for the past four and a half years. Gitobu has seen the sincerity in Uhuru’s heart in the fight against corruption. Gitobu has seen the fairness in distribution of resources across all parts of the Country.
After weighing all sides- Gitobu has said Uhuru Tosha.
Do not think that it is about local politics. Meru voters do not look at parties, and can even elect an ODM MP.
If the mighty Gitobu can say Uhuru Tosha….. wewe bado una sita sita uki fikiria nini? Wewe una weza shinda Gitobu kama ni ku demand justice, equity and fairness?
Uhuru tena, na tena, na tena, na tena.