Posted in New Constitution, Political Analysis, tagged Bishop Muge, Charles Rubia, constitution, constitutional review, Hempstone, Imanyara, Jirongo, KANU, katiba, Kenneth matiba, Kenya Human Rights Commission, kenyan politics, khaminwa, KHRC, kibaki, kiraitu, Kiraitu Murungi, Likoni, matiba, Moi, Molo, Murungi, Naivasha, new constitution, Njoro, Nyayo torture chambers, raila, Rev. Njoya, Rift Valley, Ruto, Section 2(a), Suswa, Uhuru, Wangari Mathai, Yes on July 22, 2010 |
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Just yesterday, the Nation (See article Kenya torture victims compensated) reported that he Kenya Government will compensate former detainees up to an amount of Sh40 million. Lady Justice Hannah Okwengu, a High Court judge awarded the money to 21 ex-detainees whom the judge ruled had proved that they had been subjected to torture at the infamous Nyayo torture chambers and deserved to be compensated. The 21, through the Kenya Human Rights Commission, accused the government of violating their rights. They said they were tortured by police in former president Moi’s reign.
Then I recall seeing former President Moi’s in his longtime favourite red-shirt from the days of KANU. Moi was quoted saying that he knew the history of the Rift Valley better than anyone else in this country. That maybe true but then again it may not be but that is irrelevant. What is, is that after that he asked the audience ‘ Rift Valley ni ya nani hasa?‘ ( To whom does the Rift Valley belong). Your guess is as good as mine what sort of answer our former president was driving at.
The self-styled ‘profesa‘ (sic) of politics is a man that never ceases to amaze. (more…)
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Posted in Political Analysis, tagged attorney general, Bishop Muge, Charles Rubia, Daily Nation, elections, gema, judiciary, Kalonzo, katiba, Kenneth matiba, kenyan politics, kenyans, kibaki, koigi Wamwere, Martha Karua, Mutahi, Mutahi Ngunyi, new constitution, Ngunyi, provincial administration, raila, Raila Odinga, referendum, Rev. Njoya, Sunday Nation, tolerance, Yes on June 7, 2010 |
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Mutahi Ngunyi is definitely right when he says that he is anti-reform. His articles over the last two weeks have left not doubt in anyone’s mind. That said, I shall restrict my commentary to the article published in the Sunday Nation of May 30th 2010.
It is all too well for Mutahi to educate us on why we need to focus on the spirit of the law and that we do not refuse. But to tell us that the spirit of the law fails to encapsulate the letter of that law I find rather mischievous a trail of thought. To say that its spirit is dangerous and deceitful is at best misleading. (more…)
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