Ethinic Diversity Should Not Be Taken As Enmity.

The first bullet is shot. The first scream rings through the sombre atmosphere. . The first smoke is seen.

Fire is razing down a village. You start celebrating. Your enemies are being brought down because they did not vote for “MTU WETU.”

After two days, life becomes hard. You cannot freely fetch water from the local river because you fear for your life. There is smoke and screams everywhere. Your livestock is stolen. You cannot feed your children well.

Life gets tougher. You cannot make calls because the government has cut out the network. It all becomes dark. You cannot watch the news. It is bad. You also start feeling the punch.

After four days, your attackers are repulsed. You hear that your enemies are advancing towards your village and they have received reinforcement You hear that they are regrouping, and are heavily armed.

You start fearing. You wonder why there was war in the first place anyway.
Your children are hungry. They are afraid. You are disillusioned.

Then your village is attacked. The same attacks are in other villages and shanty slums in cities. You collect your little belongings and run to the police station.

Your daughter trips and breaks her leg. Then some old man tells your your son has fallen in the war. You are not emotional. Not sad even. You seem to be out of touch with time, with the world.

An arrow goes through your left thigh as you run for safety. You just drag yourself along. You are still alive.
Reaching the police station, it is overcrowded.
You have to share a tent. A leaking tent. The hygiene there is terrible. The sanitation do not befit a human being.Then you realize you are not with your daughter. You try to look for her. Then you find out that in the camp there is a Njoroge, an Atieno, a Bakari, a Wekesa, a Kipkorir, a Nyambane and others.

Your leg is rotting. You cannot find your darling daughter. People start dying, and you start wondering who is fighting who? Everyone is in the camp, and you have the same problem, you are fighting for scarce food, water and other resources.

Your daughter who broke her leg is unconscious. You are also getting thin. The old men in the next tent that had become your friend dies at night.

Then the police station is attacked. Hundreds die. The CNN come and cover your despair. Al Jazeera. Deutsche Welle. BBC. You escape, but you cannot run. Your leg is almost non functional. The attackers reach you. They wipe your entire remaining family out with machetes as you watch. And they leave you in agony. Hungry dogs will find you and lick your leg.

In hunger, dehydration, loss of blood and bacterial infection, you die.

Your “MTU WETU” shall be watching the news with his family or a hot diva of a campus girl in Bahamas or Sychelles. Then when all is done, when most of your people and the others you used to call enemies shall be dead or too weak to fight, he and his friends shall gather at Villa Rosa Kempinsky sipping very expensive wine and eating some delicacies you only heard of, laughing and sharing power, while your remains rot under some old tree in some remote forest.

Ethnic diversity is not enmity. Choose life, not violence. Be wise. Let us vote in peace.

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What Uthamaki Fails To Know About Raila Odinga.

 

KIKUYUS AND RAILA
By Wairimu Mbuthia

“I voted for the first time in
2013. My decision to vote for
Jubilee was largely based of
their promise to transform
kenya, as clearly captured in
their 2013 manifesto: create
1 million jobs annually,
provide free Wi-Fi spots
across the country, lower
unemployment, grow the
economy by double digits,
unite our nation, improve our
schools, provide better
working conditions for our
policemen, improve our
security, fight corruption,
among many things.

Also being a Kikuyu, I bought
into the Jubilee’s narrative
that the PM, Kimundu as
President Uhuru likes to call
him, was using ICC to
eliminate competition for the
presidential elections after
Uhuru told us that Raila
forced Kibaki to fire him from
the ministry of finance. It was
therefore an easy decision on
who to vote for. I voted for
Jubilee.

It’s been over 4 years since
then. I don’t regret voting for
Uhuru then because I believe
that my vote contributed to
the end of his cases at the
ICC.

I am sad and disappointed
though, that after the end of
his cases, President Kenyatta
has never done anything to
improve the lives of people
around me.

President Uhuru has been to
my town about 5 times. On
those occasions, all he keeps
telling us is how Raila is bad.
Since I had no much
information about Raila, I
went out to seek information
on my own.

I found out that Raila stood
by SK Macharia when Moi was
out to close his TV and Radio
network; I found out that
Raila stood with Kuguru
when the government tried
to close his businesses; I
found out that Raila defended
Master Mind tobacco when
the government was fighting
it; I found out Raila
intervened in UK to have
them lift the Miraa ban. All
these businesses are owned
by Kikuyus. If Raila didn’t like
Kikuyus, why would he fight
for them?

On politics, I found out Raila
said Kibaki tosha, airlifted him
to London and paid his
hospital admission fees. He
campaigned for him until
they won the elections of
2002. He has nominated and
appointed numerous
Kikuyus, who later abandoned
him.

Based on my research, I
begun to question the
motivation behind President
Uhuru Kenyatta demonizing
Raila.

President Uhuru has had the
opportunity to improve our
lives; tackle corruption; create
jobs, improve the working
conditions of our policemen;
improve our security
situation; tackle
unemployment; tackle rising
inflation; but he did not. The
best way the president would
have made Raila irrelevant
was by fulfilling his election
promises, but he hasn’t.

I know the president and his
surrogates will return here
and urge me to defend
Uthamaki as a Kikuyu.

But I like the president to
know that I, my relatives, or
my neighbors have not
benefited directly or indirectly
from his government: we buy
goods at the same price point
our brothers from Nyanza
does; we suffer the same
effects of higher inflation.

As a Kikuyu, I will be voting
Jubilee out. And I know many
Kikuyus who will. Our voting
decision is dictated by our
own economic situation,
which is different from those
that have directly benefited
from the corruption of this
government.”

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Reducing The Tax Burden The Moses Kuria Way.

From Supreme Court, IEBC and the National Assembly. All these parties were unable to come up with a lasting solution as far as the gender rule is concerned. It started with the IEBC that suggested to have specific electoral regions be preserved for women though this didn’t apply. Then followed the Supreme Court saying that the gender rule is among the clauses to be implemented progressively meaning in five years time. The being as the final say, that was it and Kenyans were able to go for an election in 2013. The current parliament has too tried to solve this but all has been in vain. Guess the reason.

It is WE that voted in the current Constitution that allows to have 47 Governors/ Senators and Women reps as well. In my opinion we don’t need Senators and Women reps as the job of protecting the interests of counties has been done by the Council of Governors. The oversight over national revenue allocated to devolved units should be in the hands of the National Assembly after all, this is the House that checks all other government spending.

Next follows the composition of the National Assembly to be two members from each county that is one man and one woman. This will make a total of 94 elected MPs. That way, the question of the two-thirds gender limit will never arise as the ratio will come to 50:50 automatically.

The nominated members may remain as they are in the current membership or perhaps we may want to increase them to 16 so that the total number of MPs comes to a round figure of 110.

After these changes in parliament we move to the County Assemblies. We remove the present ward boundaries and replace them with those of the current constituencies. Then we use a membership structure similar to that of Parliament one man and one woman to be elected from each new ward. This will cut down the number of MCAs from the current 2,526 to just 580. We may add, say 5 nominated MCAs per county to take care of special interests. That brings the total to 815. Has your tax burden been reduced? How I wish Moses Kuria reads this.

President Kenyatta’s Speech On AccountabilityKE. Hope We Embrace this.

President Kenyatta called out sections of society for judging the
executive harshly when it comes to the executive’s commitment to the fight against corruption, saying he has done all he can within the Constitution as Head of State to curtail the perennial cancer of graft.

“When it comes to this issue of corruption that has been at the centre stage of Kenyan public debate, it has frustrated me as President. And I would say why because the pressure is on me to do something about corruption. I then sit back and ask show me an administration, since independence, that has tackled corruption like I have done. I have removed everybody who has ever been named or touched upon on the issue of corruption,” he said.

President Kenyatta said despite his efforts to tackle graft, other state agencies mandated to support the executive are ostensibly “sleeping on the job”.

“I have done my part, at great expense – political. I have told them to step aside, and they have done it; whether guilty or innocent, I suspend them for three months until investigations are concluded. By the way that pronouncement by itself is unconstitutional. I have no power to suspend them. They then ask where do we go to from there? I tell them I don’t know. I wish there was a way guilty persons could be charged, but nothing! We set up a multi-agency so that we can coordinate our affairs, still no movement; I sit with the Chief Justice and say: ‘please why don’t we expedite this?’ still no movement. I have taken the actions that I can take within the Constitution. I have given all agencies resources to fight corruption, and I challenge any agency to come out and say that I haven’t given them the resources. I stand accused that the
executive is not doing its work. What do you want me to do?” posed President Kenyatta.

The Head of State has, however, urged Kenyans to voice their grievances in a civilized manner so that an amicable solution can be reached. “If people discuss what the problems are, we will always get solutions. We don’t need to shout out there. Let’s talk to each other, let us find solutions, let us not beat each other,”