Kenya’s July Inflation Rate Drops to a 6-Month Low Just 7 Days to Elections

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Exactly a week to the General Elections, Kenya’s Stats office (KNBS) has announced that July inflation rate dropped to a six -onth low of 7.47 percent from 9.21 percent reported in June.
Much of the drop was due to a slowdown in prices of food according to KNBS. Yet, the inflation slowed for second month in July after hitting a 5-year high of 11.7 percent in May as of drought which caused a surge in food inflation.
Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by a slight margin of 12.19 percent compared to 15.81 percent in June while transport was at 2.77 percent from 4.23 percent driven by a decrease in prices of fuel; mainly petrol and diesel.
However, inflation for housing and utilities increased by 3.03 percent compared to 2.96 percent in June, and clothing and footwear by 4.07 percent from 3.99 percent.
The research firm argues that the Government may be misrepresenting the health of East Africa’s largest economy.

History of Raila and the Army

 

On Saturday July 31 , 1982 at around 7.30 pm exactly 35 years ago the phone rang and my Mum answered. It was my Uncle Lt Col Owino, then head of Kenya Army Signals. He urgently wanted to talk to my Dad. Being a weekend, he had gone to take his Tusker in Westlands. It was unusual for my Uncle to call at that time. Since there were no mobile phones, he left Kahawa Barracks to pick my Dad in Westlands and brought him home. Being a Military man, he just came and said that no one should leave home, and left.
At around 11 pm, we were woken up by sporadic gunshots. By the time we woke up on Sunday 1st August… The gunfire was deafening. Since VoK, the only TV Station then used to go off air at midnight and open at 2 pm on Weekends, the only channel of broadcast was VoK Radio and only music was playing before the famous “Serikali ya Kenya Imepinduliwa”
August 1st turned out to be the longest Sunday in Kenya’s history. It was the bloodiest Sunday in our History.
I’ll not go to the gory details. But the one week later, details of who was behind the aborted Coup. It emerged later that Raila had first approached Senior Luo Military Officers like my Uncle- who in 1982 was one of the highest ranking Soldiers from Luoland. But they simply told him off, and actually reported the strange demands to their superiors. At that time, senior intelligence officials laughed off the matter, and nobody took it seriously.
Unknown to many, after failing to bring senior Kenya Army officers to his side, Raila decided to do the dumbest of the dumbest thing… he approached the junior most officers:- Privates and Corporals of the Air force. Ordinarily, junior officers do not have the capacity to organise something as logistically challenging as a Coup. To make matters worse, the Air force cannot mount a ground challenge without Infantry Units from the Army. Only a totally dumb person would do that. Raila managed to cheat the Luo Soldiers that he had backing from Tanzania, and as soon as they started, help would come from Tanzania.
The entire Kenya Army, including Luo Officers turned against the small number of Luos that Raila had confused in the Air force, and there was bloodbath. Raila effectively sent a bunch of naïve young Luos on a Suicide Mission.
After the Patriotic senior Luo Officers of the Kenya Army led by Lt Col Owino rejected his overtures, Raila has never ever forgiven the Kenya Army for frustrating his plan of taking power.
35 years later, Raila is still at it. Hating the Army. Because of his advanced age, he has no way of concealing his deep seated loathing for the Army, the unit he blames for stopping his march to State House.

My biggest worry is that Raila plans another bloodbath, by using another group of naïve Luos to go for a suicide mission.
He is encouraging them to “protect” votes by physically storming Polling Stations. This will only mean one thing….. Confrontation with Security Forces. Just like in 1982, he is confusing the bitter naïve youth that help will come from Tanzania.
As we commemorate 35 years since the dumb Coup failed, let pray for another group of naïve Luo youth , who like the 1982 young Airmen, are being sent to die on a dumb Suicide Mission called Adopt A Polling Station.

US watu Raila’s presidency

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AMERICAN EMBASSY NAIROBI NOW POSITS THAT RAILA PRESIDENCY WOULD COMPLETELY RUIN KENYA AND MAKE IT A LAWLESS PARIAH NATION AND USHER IN SHARIA LAW.

(a) Summary and Introduction. The 2017 general election is just a few months away. While a Raila Odinga victory is highly unlikely, Embassy NAIROBI, has compiled the following report, in the event of an improbable win. We can anticipate mid to long term instability, severe unrest and a massive break down of law and order. Celebratory violence from Luos (Odinga’s ethnic group) who have felt excluded from power since independence , will aggressively assert their newfound strength, especially in the first few months of the new administration, possibly provoking considerable social anarchy, rather than creating an environment for inter -ethnic cooperation and reconciliation. Post Nairobi, expects further balkanization of various ethnic communities in Kenya that could precipitate a collapse of the Nation. This report includes an ECONOMIC, MILITARY, and a SOCIAL-POLITICAL scenario in the unlikely event of a Raila Odinga victory.
End Summary.

Economic Fallout.
(b) We project an internal breakdown of key segments of the Kenyan economy. The dissent will come from business owners, land owners and foreign investors due to high levels of corruption that will characterize the new administration, right from its infancy. We expect a sharp decline in FDI’s, due to capital flight, and the lack of confidence from foreign investors.

This in turn will cause massive liquidity problems after wealthy Kenyans withdraw money from banks causing a cash crunch. This is especially true with regards to Kikuyu and Asian communities, since they own major business interests in Kenya, and would be wary of the wealth redistribution economic message from the Odinga campaign. We project a severe economic slowdown and the unpredictability of the Kenyan economy, leading to hyper inflation, and the collapse of the Kenya shilling. The Nation’s nascent oil extraction industry will grind down to a halt. Tullow oil and other oil majors currently prospecting for oil will pull out of Kenya with an insurgency raging in North Western Kenya, reminiscent to the Niger delta in Nigeria, funded by local leaders affiliated to the NASA coalition.

Military Fallout.

(b) Upsurge in terror related activities in Kenya from Somalia after a withdrawal of Kenyan forces, which is Odinga’s stated goal. We are deeply thankful to our Kenyan partners for their efforts, and the sacrifices of her sons and daughters serving with AMISOM in Somalia. A hasty withdrawal will have huge ramifications of epic proportions. An Odinga victory will also undermine USG and GoK military cooperation that has been existence since 1963. Of concern, is a corrupt element within his campaign, especially Jimmy Wanjigi, who has been mentioned in various scandals involving shadowy Chinese elements, in procuring security related hardware, and remains banned from entry into the United States. KDF is undertaking a modernization program of its military hardware with our assistance, through the Foreign Military Program, and this could be severely jeopardized, affecting troop readiness and the USG’s supported expedition in Somalia. We will continue to encourage President Kenyatta to stay the cause until the mission is accomplished. We stand shoulder to shoulder with KDF and
AMISOM’s continued operations in Somalia to pacify Juba land in Southern
Somalia.

Social-Political Breakdown.

(c) Instability and insurrection will precipitate in areas populated by Muslims, from North Eastern Kenya to the Coast region due to sharia law implementation. Odinga signed an MOU with a section of hard-line Muslim leaders to implement this law, and the agreement is still in effect. Further to this, Kenya will be a regional hub for drug trafficking. His campaign is financed by a major Indian Ocean criminal enterprise stretching from Pakistan to Mombasa, Kenya. Links to terrorism cannot be ruled out. Politicians from Mombasa are known to be major players in the narcotics trade. Reports indicate they are linked to the Haqqani Criminal Enterprise in the Afghan/ Pakistan tribal areas.
We also anticipate Zimbabwe style land invasions and occupations especially in
Laikipia, at the white owned/ leased wildlife sanctuaries and ranches. The United Kingdom is planning military contingencies, to protect their overseas citizens. We also see an upsurge in cattle rustling and banditry in Kenya’s frontier provinces, with outright support from local NASA legislators, with the sole aim of grabbing the large tracts of land in the adjacent areas. The East African region will experience bouts of instability due to breakdown of transportation, supply chains and infrastructure in the vital northern corridor.
South Sudan will be particularly affected, as the Nation relies heavily on the Port of Mombasa.

(d) An Odinga victory would signify a CLEAR and PRESENT danger to Kenya and the Horn of Africa AOR, by emboldening non state actors with nefarious intentions (Al- Shabaab/Al-Qaida, large criminal organization, pirates and wildlife traffickers), and will accelerate proliferation of small arms and assault weapons in an already volatile region.

RSO Post-Nairobi is coordinating with our listening post at the AFRICOM HQ’s- Kelly Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany, to monitor NASA party communications. We are also coordinating with the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTFHOA) at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, for surveillance and regular briefings.

Post- Nairobi, recommends quiet support for the incumbent (status quo) by encouraging a robust voter education program and a high Jubilee voter turnout.

An Odinga Victory will not align with USG strategic interests in Kenya and the wider East Africa region, and our objectives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Post-Nairobi has put a strong post-election contingency team to deal with any crisis that might erupt especially from Mr. Odinga’s supporters, after he suffers a humiliating defeat. Our in house polling projects a strong showing by the President’s party with a first round victory of 53.7%.

Our travel advisory updated on6 April 2017 remains in effect through31 August 2017.

CONCLUSION: A Raila Odinga administration will not fit in with Trump Administration‘s strategic interests in the Horn of Africa region, and USG’s economic interests in East Africa. Furthermore, President Kenyatta’s administration has been a reliable partner in the Global war on Terror, and a valued ally in a volatile and explosive region. The United States cannot afford to gamble with an unpredictable leader, who could re-initiate their dealings with the Russian bloc or other nations that do not share our values.

FOR SECRETARY OF STATE. WASHINGTON D.C

Anti-Raila Benga musician exilef

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Atommy Sifa, the Star Luo Benga Musician from Homa Bay who produced that very true song, telling Luos that Raila is wasting them, has been exiled to Tanzania according to Sunday Nation Page 2. This is after Raila followers threatened to kill him for singing against their god! The bondage in Luo Nyanza is real. Dissent is ruthlessly dealt with.
Only a very sick person would like to vote Raila so that the Bondage spreads to whole of Kenya!!!!! If Raila treats dissent in his backyard this ruthlessly, what makes you think he will not treat the whole country that way in the very unlikely event he becomes President?

IEBC ICT manager goes missing

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IEBC has taken the very unusual step of publicly announcing disappearance of a senior ICT Manager. We have established that the unnamed Manager is Chris Msando.
I pray and hope that Chris is well and safe.
However, several coincidences in the past few weeks raise eyebrows about the goings on around IEBC and its ICT section.
1- Last week, NASA lost a Court Case that would have made it mandatory to have the elections stopped should the digital system fail. During the case, NASA had lots of leaked internal IEBC stuff.
2- Remember the time Raila would walk into an IEBC registration centre , and Kalonzo the same and “discover” that their ID numbers were registered under some names in Central Kenya….and the Press would cover without asking questions? Queries were asked about internal tinkering and leakage to NASA.
Anyway, let’s pray that there are no monkey games being played here.
Let’s hope that no one is being held hostage for ” failing to deliver ”
Knowing how brutal Raila financiers are…. I hope this is just a case of someone disappearing for a personal weekend affair.
Let’s hope for the best.

The Mumias curse

Even if many deny- curses and blessings exist. The Bible is very clear about blessings and curses, so is the African Traditional Belief. Someone operating under a blessing will always end up making the right choices, always get the right partners, always follow the right path and will always succeed in all they touch. Someone operating under a curse will always end up making the wrong choices, always get the wrong partners, always follow the wrong and hard and torturous path, and will always fail in all they do, or en-devour to achieve. Take time to read the story in the Standard of January 27 2004. http:// allafrica.com/stories/200401270550.html .Or better just walk into the libraries of either the Nation or Standard You will clearly see that the Grand Father to Raila was one of the key people in the Mumias Based Wanga Kingdom in 1890. Then, according to Wanga Kingdom historians- in 1898, his grandfather attempted to stage a Palace Coup. It was around that time that the British started taking over Western Kenya Region. However, the 1898 Coup Attempt failed, and the grandfather was banished by Nabongo Mumia. It is said that Nabongo Mumia let off a Curse saying that “You and your generation shall strive to get leadership- but will always fail”. Using his superior organisational skills he acquired while in the Palace in Mumias- Raila’s grandfather settled in Sakwa due to the proximity to abundant food from both the lake and the forested areas. They quickly took over the Luo Identity, and were assimilated into the Luo community. The power of the curse started showing up in 1961, when after Jaramogi led Kanu to victory in the first elections. In a very bizarre twist of events- Jaramogi refused to take power- even after the British handed him the instruments of power. The rest, they say,is history. Many experts attribute his refusal to take over power as a clear manifestation of the Mumia Curse. Immediately after handing over power, Jaramogi was kicked out of power, and spent the remainder of his life struggling to get something that he was given on a silver platter. In 1982, the Odinga’s- just like their grandfather in 1898, attempted a Coup- and failed miserably. The Mumia Curse took effect In 1992, when everyone thought that Odinga was the natural leader to displace Moi- FORD split into pieces leading to Moi winning. It was the Mumia Curse. in 2002, when Raila aligned himself to Moi, and looked set to be anointed to take over- especially after being given the all powerful Secretary General Post of Kanu- Uhuru emerged from nowhere to spoil the party- it was the Mumia Curse working. In 2007, Raila was headed to a clear- cut victory, but he started talking too much. He openly declared that he would not work with the American Government’s anti terror plans. The Americans rule the world- and whoever they want in power will be in power- and whoever threatens their interests will never take power anywhere. Raila’s big mouth cost him the presidency- it was the Mumia Curse. In 2013- nobody could have ever imagined that Kalenjins would vote in a Kikuyu President. The unlikely alliance was another manifestation of the Mumia Curse.

PETER KENNETH IS AN ABSOLUTE POLITICAL PRETENDER AND SPOILER WHOSE AGENDA IS NOT WELL KNOWN

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To begin with, his conduct at Kenya-Re remains questionable. Workers were retrenched without due process and left with no explanations as he led the selling of Kenya Reinsurance Corporation in 2002. Were it not for a court process, He almost managed to sell it to Monarch Insurance and Zimbabwe Reinsurance Corporation. Opposition MPs protested the move that saved the country’s resources. Going by the fact that Nairobi is the heart of many organizations, do you really think we can trust this man who pretends to be having the interests of Nairobian at heart? You don’t need rocket science to see this. If he can do this to an organization, then I potty those who will entrust him that he is sober but I stand to be corrected.
And at Kenya Football Federation (KFF), as the Chairman, PK performed in a manner best described by lovers of the game, as ‘dismal performance.’ Soccer in the country remained a burdened sport. No Team
qualified for a major tournament or won any championships in his tenure.
PK has a hard task to pull Youthful card since he has been dealing with the old-guard whom he sought business favors.
However, going by the recent
elections where candidates spend millions of Shillings to clinch positions but lose, the bourgeois KNC party leader is set for a rude shock. Mike sonko will beat him by first half. Financial muscle is not a determinant factor to sway the ballot his way.
As assistant Minister of Finance, and also of Cooperatives, Kenneth only worked with old men whom he elevated into prime positions in parastatal he wielded influence in.
Open Sources reveal that Peter Kenneth was also a beneficiary of the IC3 Security tender that was single-sourced to Safaricom ltd. The CCTV tender worth billions of Shillings of installing and maintenance was valued at about Sh 50 Billion. Peter Kenneth was said to be the intermediary between the Chinese firm supplying the counterfeit camera’s that are seen not to be in work. oh God, now fellow Nairobi people open your eyes and see the people you elect. It is not surprising that this political pretender who many see as the solution is coming for the Nairobi seat.
We can not leave the lives and businesses in Nairobi to this man, let him go for a beauty contest. i think he can perfectly perform it. I stand to be corrected but Peter Kenneth is a big NO.