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…)