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”The Real Winner of the Recent Presidential Elections is Daniel Arap Moi, not Uhuru”- Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o says

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”The Real Winner of the Recent Presidential Elections is Daniel Arap Moi (seen here) not Uhuru”- 

By @MAINA_KIAI

A few days ago, Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o wrote that the real winner in the recent presidential elections was Daniel arap Moi.

How right he was; but even he could not have guessed how soon Nyayo tendencies would re-emerge.

The Moist script is familiar; and for those of us who cut our teeth opposing dictatorship in the 1980s and 1990s, it is eerie. It starts with controlling messaging so that the dominant voice is one of suppression and censorship: The less people know, the better.

Our press fell into that trap a few weeks ago, suppressing any voice, image or fact that would expose the IEBC and the shambolic way it conducted the polls. So much so that it was praised for “being responsible,” in much the same way Moi regularly praised the Voice of Kenya and Kenya Times.

Then, unable to control the foreign press that was the only source of credible and accurate information, government operatives turned to threats.

This was a common tactic in the Moi years, when a number of foreign journalists were deported for critical reporting. Many were harassed and threatened openly.

Following this, we hear loud lamentations for peace and “moving on” despite the fact that the election process will only be concluded when the Supreme Court decides on cases before it.

This is reminiscent of Moi’s infamous slogan of “peace, love and unity” and his constant reminders that we should be grateful that we were not Somalia, Ethiopia or Sudan and Uganda even as repression, corruption, and impunity went on unhindered, benefiting a select few.

A major part of the Moi script was the obvious and pre-emptive presence of armed police, ready to pounce on people perceived to challenge his authority. It was one way of intimidating the populace.

The scenario has begun replicating itself. From the time election results were announced, armed police on lorries are everywhere, including Supreme Court premises. We are now not sure if these are the reforms Chief Justice Willy Mutunga would like to be associated with, especially given his well known mantra that these are “people’s courts.”

This show of force is intimidating, yet there are other subtle ways of ensuring security.

And then there is that well rehearsed song that anyone with a view that contradicts the dictator’s is “dancing to the tune of foreign masters.” The underlying message is that Kenyans can’t think for themselves and need the help of aliens.

If you don’t accept the leaders thinking for you, then it must be that it is foreigners thinking on your behalf. How insulting!

In the Moi days, it was JJ Kamotho, Oloo Aringo, Shariff Nassir, Kariuki Chotara, Ezekiel Barngetuny and their ilk parroting this song. It is now done over cyberspace but it is the same tune. It is more insidious now, with the use of titles like “evil society” that parallel the “inyenzi” or cockroaches that Hutu killers used to describe the Tutsi in Rwanda before embarking on a murderous spree.

And there is the familiar trooping to pledge loyalty to the King even before he is crowned, with all manner of smaller parties begging to be brought into governing fold so that they too can eat. This is touted as encouraging “unity” but as we discovered these past five years, lack of opposition only fosters corruption, sleaze and more decay.

The worst is the brazen violation of our Constitution and international human rights law with the supposed banning of public meetings and protests by functionaries and bureaucrats who claim to be impartial but act more like party hawks for the dominant group.

These statements should forewarn us about the sort of regime we should expect: repressive, non-accountable, disrespectful of the constitution and the law and one that will not brook criticism or independent thinking. It is moving forward to the well known Moist past.

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WETANGULA splits NASA completely with his latest statement after RAILA’s fraudulent defeat – Was he UHURU’s mole and in payroll?

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Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and Uhuru Kenyatta in a past photo

Tuesday August 22, 2017 – Trouble is brewing within the National Super Alliance (NASA) after its flag bearer, Raila Odinga, failed to clinch the Presidency against President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee after an organized scheme in Nairobi with a common theme.

This is after Ford Kenya leader, Moses Wetangula, who is also a NASA co-principal, declared that he would succeed Raila as the NASA flag bearer.

Speaking at the Christ the King Church in Bungoma Town on Sunday, Wetangula shocked everyone when he dismissed Kalonzo Musyoka as the likely successor of Raila saying he will be the one to take over from baba.

He announced that he is gunning for the Presidency on a NASA ticket in 2022 and that everyone, including Raila, Kalonzo and Mudavadi should support him.

“I will vie for the Presidency following Raila Odinga’s declaration that he would not seek the Presidency again,” Wetangula stated.

“I sacrificed my ambition to support Raila Odinga in the just concluded elections for the sake of NASA unity.”

“This was despite having launched my Presidential bid but because he won’t go for the big seat, I will go for it in 2022,” he added.

By making such a declaration, Mr. Wetangula seemed to be endorsing the current illegal activities in which Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president after computer fraud was enacted to give him illegal victory.

Mr. Wetangula’s words and actions speak volumes in the midst of a serious electoral dispute.

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Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndung’u Should Recuse herself from current case in Nairobi

 

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Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndung’u

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi sensationally claims that Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndung’u is being used by Jubilee to ‘interfere’ with opposition NASA’s presidential petition.

Photos circulating online shows Jubilee National Vice Chairman David Murathe along with Ndung’u in an unidentified location having drinks.

In the photo, Ndung’u is seen sited at the far corner with another person along with Murathe, a former Gatanga MP.

During Jubilee nominations, Murathe was accused by a section of party candidates of allegedly having preferred candidates in various seats.

Ndung’u, who at one point served as a nominated MP, will seat along with six other Supreme Court judges to listen to a case challenging reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The seven judges will listen to submissions from all parties before making a conclusion on the matter after 14 days period.

Justice David Maraga is expected to lead the team that also comprises his deputy Philomena Mwilu in the crucial case.

In 2013, the outspoken judge also sat in the bench that ruled in favour of President Kenyatta’s election after opposition leader Raila Odinga filing a similar case. Allegations were made by Jacob Juma before he was assasinated that, Justice Ndung’u together with other judges in the Supreme Court were paid by president Uhuru to derail justice then. After threatening Juma to withdraw the remarks, he refused and was shot dead afew months later.

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Njoki Ndung’u (Seen 3rd from left) should disqualify herself from hearing the Presidential Election petition. She is clearly compromised after being spotted Jubilee National Vice Chairman David Murathe along with Ndung’u in an unidentified location having drinks.
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Maina Kiai detained at JKIA after immigration officials demand clearance

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Maina Kiai, a human rights activist

Maina Kiai, a human rights activist with the Kenya Human Rights Commission was on Sunday morning detained at JKIA.

Immigration officers are said to have demanded for his travel clearance yet he was not a government official.

Kiai missed his 7.50 am flight because the immigration officials could not stamp his passport.

Nancy Ng’ang’a, the immigration supervisor at the airport did not say why Maina was detained and needed clearance.

KHRC was on Monday deregistered by the executive director of the NGO Board, Fazul Mahamed citing misappropriation of 1.2 billion and 100 million in unpaid taxes.

Mr Kiai was later on set free.

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Details of Kenyan Presidential Vote Fiddling That Cannot Be Ignored

Spooks have done an excellent job of creating doubt over the very obvious presidential vote fiddling that went down on voting day, August 2017. But gradually mounting evidence cannot be ignored and will not go away.

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