Dear Uhuru and Raila

I am sure you have by now received and read the letter addressed to you by ICJ Kenya.

Before, I continue with my letter, I will state my bias. I want to see an end to Uhuru’s presidency. I believe it should not have happened in the first place anyway, but here we are. With that behind us, my letter will build on theirs but also departure significantly from it.

In their calling you to dialogue, they are implicitly saying, we the people have no demands that the two of you can agree on what portions of the cake to take and what crumbs we shall have. I beg to differ. We are the right bearers and are to determine how we shall be led. You can meet over beer or bbq, that’s all good. I however, as a voter, would want to know what iebc has done in ensuring that each vote will count.

While making their ruling, the SCoK observed that the iebc had committed illegalities and irregularities. To date no one has answered to these charges. It is business as usual at iebc. This is unacceptable. The commission must tell us who through omission or commission bungled the election whose end result has been the loss of life.

Uhuru has to rein on the police to stop killing protestors. Picketing is guaranteed by law and the citizens can continue to demonstrate even if Raila called them off. The police have no right to kill people. They can only arrest. And on this matter, you are complicit. ICJ Kenya are not brave enough to tell you the people who have died have been killed on your orders.

A situation where after every election we must have dialogue is not tenable. I demand on my own behalf, that those who bungled the election be made to account. No payoffs as you did with Hassan. This matter must and should be put to rest in a way that serves us and future generations. 

IEBC has to be seen to be transparent. If this means sharing minutes of the meetings, so be it. The elections concern our present and future. They have to be above board. 

Talk if you must, but it must not be to meet your individual goals but must represent the aspirations of the people. The Constitution is clear as to who the power belongs to. And in that document, we must determine how we will be governed. Time, however, is running out and our patience is wearing thin.

No more lives must be lost. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9FLm5wAmIJbUnJjQVJtV0huWk0/view?usp=drivesdk

The president’s party has fools

Or at least the communication party must be comprised fully or by a majority of fools.

Consider this for a moment. You are the seating lame-duck president who colluded with the electoral bungling commission to commit a massive fraud against the nation, a treasonable act I think, until you and your party were found out, goes to the campaign trail and tells his base that should the opponent win, they will impeach him.

I don’t know about you, but in a match like this, such a scenario can be imagined in a boardroom but can’t and should not be voiced. Especially in our political environment where the president and his party colluded to bungle the election all the way down.

For an observer, it would appear he and his team have woken up to the reality that without an opportunity  to bungle the election, they will go home, and this is good.

One, their going home is a chance for us to start a new.

Two, their party can’t survive 5 years in the opposition. Only one party has done that while maintaining a good majority. The ODM party led by Raila Odinga. Jubilee Party combines the worst in our society. They attract the biggest land grabbers, corrupt officials, and these get rewarded at the highest level of party machinery. I can’t wait for them to be gone.

Three, which is good news. There is news that a petition has been filed at the constitutional court to nullify the entire election and this has been certified as urgent. The reason for this is based on the supreme court ruling that fund that the presidential election had not been conducted according to the law. If this happens, we have fresh elections and Jubilee will suffer the consequences.

Four, the commissioners have refused to resign. Hopefully we kick their asses for wasting our time and resources. They should be in jail because through their acts of omission or commission, several people lost their lives.

Stay tuned, the drama has just began.

ICC question and the future of Kenya after the elections

In a few days we are going to elect our next president and I need not remind you who are the contenders. In a democratic society everyone is allowed to cast their vote as you so please, but here I think we need to take caution. We are a net importer of goods and services. We depend on the good will of our development partners to export our tea and coffee to their countries.

Brothers and sisters, when Mzee Moi was president in the early 1990s we had donor freeze, stunted growth, high unemployment, unstable exchange rate and many other social and economic problems simply because his government was despotic and wasn’t accountable to the house and to the development partners. We are on the verge of committing an error of several magnitude, whose effect no one really knows for certain, if we elect the Uhuru/ Ruto duo to the helm of government.

By electing them, we will have voted against the ICC and the Int’l community and what will follow is hard to tell but we have examples in Zim and Sudan to guide us to what might happen. Now is the time for all of us who care about our country, a semblance of progress and prosperity to go out of our way and convince our friends in the Jubilee Coalition not to vote for their presidential candidate, for goodness sake, the duo have a case to answer at the ICC. I don’t say they are guilty, neither do I ask they be punished, nope, that would contradict what I believe in, all am asking is they settle that case first and foremost then vie for president. Am not the president of the court.

All I want is they attend to the matters of the court as private citizens and later on in future they may apply to govern. For the time being, please stop the campaigns and do something worthwhile with your time!

There is a case in the High Court challenging the legibility of Uhuro/Ruto candidacy. I don’t want to preempt the judges’ decision but I think if they are truly rational they will disqualify the two from the election and put the dates of the appeal after the election. I think this would be the heroic thing to do but then you can’t trust these judges!

The European Union has made their position clear, you can elect anyone you want but there will be consequences

and President Obama had this message to the Kenyan public.

and shortly after Johnnie Carson had this to say on the choices we will make.

One has to be really daft not to see the message the international community is sending here. There are those who support the Jubilee presidential aspirants and make a claim we are a sovereign nation and shouldn’t be bullied by anyone. I don’t disagree, but we are in a global village. Zimbabwe is sovereign and when I last checked inflation was at 11,000,000 % and Republic of Sudan has public transport grounded, civil unrest and uncertainty and an imminent rise in unemployment and a government unable to meet its obligation.  What is sovereignty when life becomes unlivable because of the ego of two individuals? Is sovereignty going to create employment to satisfy the ego of two men?

I need these UhuRo supporters to tell me why they think we should vote for their candidate. Am open to persuasion.

I abhor tribalism. I have spoken and written against it, am only asking that all those people who love Uhuru to not vote for him, that is all. But if you desire to suffer for love as Prometheus suffers for his love for humanity after he gives them fire, then by all means vote for Uhuru/ Ruto. If on the other hand you feel as strongly as I do, then ensure they lose, I don’t care who you vote for as long as you don’t vote for Uhuro and Ruto.

I hope this is not too much to ask.