Posted in Political Analysis, tagged corruption, Hague, Hassan, Hassan Omar, ICC, Kiunjuri, KNHCR, Ngilu, Ruto on November 15, 2010 |
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Kenyans love sensational stories and that is why we hold very strong opinions. We are also very episodic as a people and hence enjoy it when our media brings to us these interesting drama as we have been treated to lately.
The first is the Kiunjuri – Ngilu drama. Kiunjuri is transferred from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation by Kibaki and Raila. he doesn’t like that; I can’t understand why. Then he decides to fight Ngilu. Thankfully, he brings to us the extent of rot at the ministry. Ngilu then comes out with guns blazing attacking Kiunjuri with all manner of accusations. (more…)
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These are interesting times in Kenya. Suddenly people in high offices are feeling the heat over corruption. Hon. Wetangula and Hon. Ruto, hitherto the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Higher Education respectively have left office as has Thuita Mwangi former PS Foreign Affairs. Godfrey Majiwa, former mayor of Nairobi also resigned over the Cemetery scandal. And now, the spotlight is on many others. The drama will yet unfold as we look towards a cleaner government.
President Kibaki seems to have his eyes firmly fixed on his legacy. Having already taken credit for delivering a new constitutional dispensation, he wants to leave no doubt that he meant business. For Raila Odinga, the Prime Minister, fighting corruption makes a lot of sense in view of his ambitions for Presidency in 2012. Hence, PLO Lumumba may yet be the luckiest man in Kenya to have ever attempted to fight corruption. The time is just right.
In watching all these drama unfold, what has surprised me is that I am yet to hear anyone claim that our people are being targeted. Maybe in the end, things actually do change. Thanks to the birth of a new Kenya.
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