Religion is not the source of morality

Thinking is.

It is for this reason I disagree with Muluka in his post where he opines that the clergy have kept quiet in the wake of the executive attacking the presidency.

He expresses surprise when he writes

The religious community is loudly silent, even as the ruling political class pounds the justice system in Kenya. In the wake of presidential election result on August 11, spiritual leaders were sonorously everywhere.

which should not be strange. The clergy have everywhere and almost all the time been in bed with the ruling class. They have a captive audience. And the state wants an already pliable people to rule. This is how the colonial government did its business through the mission schools and the several churches they put up in the country. Don’t think. Trust and obey, we know what we are doing is the motto both of the thieving for profit charlatans and the state.

He goes further to write

In the end, the pious people who asked Raila to go to court turn out to be profane prelates. They hide their worldliness and leavened hypocrisy behind cloaks and masks of piety. They have defiled their pulpits with hypocritical incantations and petitions. Little wonder that Kenya’s heaps upon heaps of prayers seem to go unanswered.

And I disagree. There is no hypocrisy in the part of the prelates. The state, in this case, represented by criminals in chief have given the clergy access to power. There is a church everywhere because the society is dysfunctional but also because there is money to be made. The prelates have not defiled the pulpits. The pulpits have always been profane. They are positions from which the call for money and power. They do not do any meaningful duty to the nation except sell hope where the government has failed to provide basic services. And no prayers anywhere get answered. There is nothing unique about Kenya not these charlatans.

He comments

Yet there is nobody to defend the court system and the country against our all-powerful president. It is a crying shame that religious leaders simply look on.

And one wonders whether he just arrived from planet Saturn. The executive has been rogue, disobeying court orders with abandon. To act like it is suddenly happening is to be blind to recent history. The criminal in chief and his CSs have made disobeying court orders their way of doing business. And to show how much contempt they have for the courts and the people, Soi, a person in court for misappropriating Olympic cash has been chosen head of mission for the next international event.

If there is any truth in his post, this paragraph

Our religious conscience is dead. The Church itself must accordingly be understood to be dead, too. Religious leaders worship politicians and money. There is no God in the blasphemous citadels that dot the national landscape. Irreverent men and money harvesters lead their equally lost “flocks” here in pretending to praise God and Jesus Christ.

is the only one that comes closer to it. But there is nothing strange here.  A church that didn’t need money from politicians or congregation would be dead on arrival. Point me to any church that doesn’t require money, and I will show you a dead church. There is no god and there is definitely no blasphemy. If there is any blasphemy, it is to call the god of the bible a just god. That is totally blasphemous.

He writes

If Christ were to come back today, he would be crucified in Kenya

Which reminds me of the Inquisitor in Brothers Karamazov. Ivan tells Aloysha, the bishops will crucify Jesus or at least ask him to go to allow them to continue stealing and raping the country. This is not strange again. THe church would lead the onslaught against the non existent Jesus, a Jesus they created as a money making scheme.

In civil discourse, free of religion, men and women who stand up to guide the society at cross roads are not called

In literature and religion we call such persons Christ-like figures

but moral law givers. Christ, if he existed, is a Johnny come lately, that only those devoid of knowledge think of upright men and women as being Christlike. Anyone who has read the so called Christ teachings without a faith filter will find them deficient.

In concluding this long rant, only thinking men and women and not religious people will see the problem with the criminal in chief’s disregard for both the office and the person of Chief Justice Maraga. It is only the thinking person that will be able to say why there is a problem. The religious person only believes there is a problem. And this is where the matter lies. It is in applying our thinking abilities not our beliefs held without question that we will be able to address the problems facing us as a country and a species.

News updates from our news desk in Nairobi

From the Supreme Court of Kenya

Petitioner: My lords and my ladies, it is my submission before this court that the election was shambolic and not carried out according to the law

1st Respondent: It is possible we carried out the elections according to the law, but we are not sure and we can’t let you see the evidence

2nd Respondent: My hands were tied, I could only read what I was given.

3rd Respondent: I won fair and square, processes be damned.

My friends, the above, is the executive summary of the court proceedings, but in case you have time in your hands, are a lawyer, or just curious, you can start from

and play backwards. I promise you two things. You will be entertained. You will be enraged.

Having dispensed with that, Kenya has approved a complete ban on plastics, no plastic bags. I can safely say it is at this point in time safer to be found in possession of weed than a plastic bag.

Anyone planning on visiting our good country, don’t carry plastic bags. But you can carry plastic bottles, these are good. You can invest in coal, this is good. You can, if you have the funds, build on a riparian reserve, this is good. You can harvest sand from the rivers without a care for the environment as long as you have a license, this is good. You can build a railway through the national park, this, too is good. Plastic bags, bad bad bad.

Keep it right here, we will bring you more updates as they arrive on our news desk.

Why the SCOK fucked up!

When I last wrote on the Supreme Court of Kenya justices and the ruling they had made regarding the elections, a few friends asked me to wait for their detailed ruling. I did indicate that the detailed ruling wouldn’t change much. One among them, since at the press briefing, the chief justice did say they had reached a unanimous verdict. Can anyone tell me if there was a chance in their detailed ruling they would tell us there was dissenting opinion, I guess not?

Well I am yet to get a copy of that document. When I do I will share it here so that lawyers who follow this blog can look at it and say add their two cents of opinion, since as is known world over, lawyers always have something to say.

Don’t despair though, I have just read a piece written by a constitutional lawyer, he must know more about law than I do and it is a detailed verdict on what I had expressed about the court and its justices.

He gives the following five reasons why the court fucked

  • Supreme Court’s reliance on backward looking, mean-spirited, cramped Nigerian precedent.
  • Tolerant and uncritical acceptance of the IEBC’s explanations on the voter registers.
  • Lack of clarity about IEBC’s duty to ensure that final results could be verified against provisional results.
  • The Court’s use of subsidiary legislation to limit the meaning of “votes cast,” an unambiguous phrase in the Constitution.
  • The evidential foreclosure that the Court imposes on itself by taking judicial notice of technology failures instead of treating IEBC as spurious.

The article can be found at

Verdict on Kenya’s presidential election petition: Five reasons the judgment fails the legal test