A Digital Essay by
Onyango Oloo in Nairobi
I want to talk about that bastion against impunity feared by war criminals and felons guilty of crimes against humanity:
Displacement of entire populations.
Demonization of tribes.
Hundreds of thousands became homeless, internally displaced, with some seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.
Among the provisions in that constitution was the Bill of Rights; Chapter Six and domesticating international protocols and statutes into our own laws. Among those was our adherence to the Rome Statute.
Another notorious drug dealer who was linked to the Artur hoodlums is now sitting in our National Assembly.
I am not even going to mention the unconvicted rapists, war lords, money launderers, cattle rustlers, murderers and other felons who are lording it over us as senators, women representatives, members of the national assembly and so on.
Look at our elected officials in Nairobi County.
One slaps a woman in public. The woman in question has been reported to the police for slapping a security guard. And our Senator Bling Bling, who has been named in a US report as one of the country’s notorious drug barons has his half naked pictures circulating on the internet in sexually compromising positions with someone already mentioned in this paragraph.
SHAME ON US.
Let me run that by you again.
I did not say pickpockets are caught on tape stealing from cops.
The cops ARE THE PICKPOCKETS.
A progressive Kenyan blogger that I very much respect,
Patrick Gathara has just posted a fascinating piece on what he calls The Kenyan Lootocracy.
When this din of “We Are One” dies down, the circus regarding the ICC process continues.
I certainly was NOT among those delirious TNA/URP throngs that day at 4 o'clock in the morning.
Who was doing the tribal chest thumping, the parochial yodeling, the regional sneering?
Members of ONLY TWO TRIBES-the Agikuyu (and affiliated GEMA communities) and the Kalenjin.
Two does NOT equal One.
Nor does Two equal Forty Two.
Kwani, did we all use to jump out of the window and run away as fast as our Math allergic limbs would take us when we heard the Arithmetic Teacher approach in primary school??
Forget the BALONEY about Kenya being "sovereign" "independent" "free to determine her own destiny" and that whole wheelbarrow load of COW DUNG.
We are not free.
We are a Banana Republic; a Tea Estate; a Coffee Plantation; indeed a NEO COLONY to the very West we keep spitting at.
Who designed Jubilee's vacuous, but FAKE anti-West election rhetoric?
A Tory linked firm called BTP Advisers.
BRITISH Public Relations firm BTP was contracted by Uhuru Kenyatta to manage Jubilee campaigns.
This firm developed the Anti-ICC and Anti-western strategies which Uhuru used to project the ICC and most western countries as ‘interfering’ with Kenya’s domestic affairs. This firm used media connections and ‘international contacts’ to market Uhuru as a victim of politically instigated fabrications by his Main Challenger, Raila Odinga.
Here was a man whose campaign was based on anti-West sentiments, yet employed propaganda minted by a western (European) PR firm to ascend to power.
For close to a year, Uhuru readily used the services offered by the West. It was all politics. All PR spin. . .and it worked.
Here is the list of BTP operatives which surrounded Uhuru even as he unashamedly lectured off the West and created a siege mentality among his followers:
1. Mark Pursey-Briton, Head of BTP kenyan operations.
2. Charles Anglin-Advisor(Briton)
3. Simon Waddington-Strategist(Briton)
4. Milan Starcevic-Strategist(Briton)
5. Charlie Tarr-Strategist(Briton)
6. Anuuret Rai- Strategist (Briton)
This team was assisted by local representative Nana Gecaga and TNA media pointman Moses Kuria.
Another Uhuru lawyer Stephen Kay, another Briton; and Ed Staite, former advisor to British Chancellor of Exchequer, also a Briton joined this long list of expatriates working for Uhuru.
Having studied the Kikuyus and Kalenjins, these foreigners concluded a triple dose of lies (on sovereignity), fear (of Odinga) and hollow nationalism (tell them the problem is the West and ICC) would produce a change in attitudes and portray Uhuru and Ruto as the best revenge for the International =Community.
To prove the last point, they roped in former US Undersecretary for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer (who was invited for the swearing in) to tell off the ICC.
But even with all these mechanizations; the final bit was to temper with electoral process, and, massively doctor the results.
It was revealed during the petition hearing at the Supreme Court that Jubilee misused all institutions to get to power. They have killed our once vibrant media, the civil society, the courts and even independent-minded central province residents who believe Kenya is multi-ethnic and that progress, if true, must appreciate this fact.
Who is bloodier?
The man who used the West to romp to power by projecting himself as anti-west?
Or, a patriot who believed that Kenya, though sovereign, cannot isolate herself from the Community of Nations?
SOURCE: Kenya Today
Who is William Ruto's LEAD Counsel at the Hague?
A QUEEN's Counsel by the name of
We are NOT Lithuanians.
Or Inner Mongolians.
Or for that matter Cameroonians.
We are KENYANS.
that the ICC issue would not be difficult to handle when he became President because it was, to use his indelible words, “a personal matter.”
And talking of the Ethiopian head of state, here is what his compatriot,
Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam had to say.
Barack Muluka talking to us in his current piece dated October 19, 2013.
sub ju·di·ce[suhb joo-di-see; Latin soob yoo-di-ke]noun
before a judge or court; awaiting judicial determination.Origin:
1605–15; < Latin sub jūdice
Judge Kuniko Ozaki very slowly and very, very carefully: