Kenya: Latest Nominations, Network of Impunity and a Zombie President

Kibaki: Out of touch with reality

“Kibaki has a clear mental problem and combined with his age, it is unlikely that he can act reasonably or make a wise decision on any key issue concerning the Republic”.

It is time for fresh hullabaloo in Kenya because President Mwai Kibaki has done it again. The Head of State has, for the umpteenth time, contradicted the National Accord and violated the Constitution with impunity through an illegal nomination of the Chief Justice, the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions. He did so without consulting the Prime Minister. While the vitriol has been very prominent, two issues have not been brought up.

Did the President make the nominations by himself? On paper, he did but in reality, the nominations must have been made by core members of the “Network of Impunity” who surround the President and who have been fuelling the “KKK bus”.

Painful as it may sound, Kenya does not have a President but a zombie calling himself President. The two most powerful men ruling Kenya at the moment are Mr. John Kimeendero Michuki and Mr. Francis Muthaura. They are the invisible heads of the “Network of Impunity” which continues to plunge Kenya into one crisis after another as Kibaki sleeps in State House. One could talk about the “heads of the snake” of impunity in Kenya.

If you are keen enough and you happen to watch President Kibaki speaking in public, you will discover that the President is not just senile. He has lost both his sense of speech and reason. He is incoherent and blubbers incomprehensible or nonsensical phrases normally greeted with a spontaneous outburst of laughter by his audience, not because he cracks rib-tickling jokes but because it is during such “Presidential comedy” that citizens get to notice that Kenya has no President but a zombie living in State House. When he walks, his gait betrays that of a person who has just woken up from deep sleep.

Kibaki has a clear mental problem and combined with his age, it is unlikely that he can act reasonably or make a wise decision on any key issue concerning the Republic. He has difficulty reading a prepared speech and it is unlikely that he even knows what is in the National Accord or what the Constitution says. His constant violation of these documents must have a clear explanation even at the speculative level.

When responding to Raila Odinga’s assertion that he was never consulted on the nominations, the Presidential Press Service released a “reply from the President” but it was not him on the line. It was the Minister of Internal Security and Chief of Defence responding on behalf of the President. According to the Standard:

“Curiously, it is two members of the President’s Party of National unity in the Grand Coalition Cabinet who both hold Security-related dockets, who picked up Raila’s gauntlet on behalf of the President”.

When Kofi Annan noticed that the crooks around the President were the same people who were behind cat and mouse games during negotiation of the National Accord, he dumped the teams and came up with a deal soon after meeting the two Principals. It is rumored that you can get Kibaki to accept almost anything as long as you are with him in a room. When a new person comes, he agrees with him or her.

In this latest case, the President acted foolishly, just like he did when he went to cement the KKK Alliance in Eldoret using tax payer’s money. Despite the PEV, which the President witnessed or may not have witnessed (he may have been sleeping), it was unthinkable that he could have gone to Eldoret to plant seeds of ethnic discord unless he was insane.

The Network of Impunity whose members hold the leavers of power would like to retain control of the three judicial institutions because without this control, they will be unable to push through their heinous agenda of wanton impunity. How will the Ocampo six be handed over to the Hague or even face justice in Kenya when the appointment of personalities who are supposed to corporate with ICC has been made by one of the suspects wanted in the Hague? And how can Muthaura watch quietly as opportunities of taking him to The Hague are created right under his nose?

Network of Impunity fears a President they cannot control
If Kibaki was not a Zombie President, both Muthaura and Uhuru Kenyatta could have stepped aside by now because while Muthaura is busy making appointments of important State officials who will play key roles in the survival of the Network of Impunity, Uhuru Kenyatta is busy, looting the Treasury with his friends.

It is the same Network that has been behind Kalonzo’s shuttle diplomacy to get Kenya out of the ICC to save the necks of the Ocampo six under the guise of a “deferral” while it is the same Network which ensured that MPs and businessmen implicated in drug trafficking are found clean in a police Report that has just been released.

This Network is responsible for the Ksh 8 billion scandal that was masterminded by Finance Minister, Uhuru Kenyatta who wriggled out of it by simply stating that the anomaly was due to “a computer error”. Now, the Network is wooing the Kalenjin vote by setting two tribes against 40 believing that with the KK vote (Kalonzo seem to be on and off), they will seize power and entrench impunity forever in Kenya.

Recently, the Network appointed their favorites boys to head both the Intelligence and the Army and the latest three controversial appointments were to conclude a strategy that aims at next year’s elections. The prospect of a Raila Odinga Presidency scares this Network to death, the same way a Palestinian States scares the Israelis.

With all the mismanagement they have supervised in government, the money they have stolen through corruption, the land they have grabbed, the wealth they have accumulated with stolen money, the power they enjoy, the massive drugs they peddle, the politics of tribalism they openly preach, their history of collaboration with former Kenyan dictators, thousands of Kenyans they have executed through “shoot to kill orders” to police, the human rights of Kenyans they have violated, the election they have stolen, the dirty games they continue to play in national politics, the impunity they have perpetrated and the prospects of punishment if they lose power, the Network of Impunity will stop at nothing to retain power.

With a zombie President who never says anything in the face of controversy, never intervenes in the face of crisis and never even remembers where the problem is located in his government, the Network of Impunity just has the right person at the right place for them to further their agenda.

Having worked with Kibaki, Raila seem to know him well – that he is a zombie President being manipulated by crooks around him and this could be the reason why Raila went public to say that he will not fight Kibaki in public.

A bigger lesson that Kenyans must learn from this process is a lesson I have stated on several occasions – that the Constitution is a piece of paper that will be violated by members of the ruling class if their interests are at stake. The interests of the Network of Impunity (the nerve center of Kibaki’s government), is currently at stake and this is not the first time the new constitution has been violated. It will continue to be violated as long as its implementation is on the hands of the ruling class and not the Kenyan people.

After its promulgation, public rallies have been banned although the document guarantees Freedom of Assembly. Many Kenyans have been executed by police in the streets although the Constitution guarantees the sanctity of life. Criminals in Parliament peddling drugs have gone free while cases of mega corruption scandals have not been prosecuted as per the document. Some politicians facing criminal charges have not been forced to step down while the President and his Network continue to act with impunity, contrary to the constitution.

Even a repeat of PEV does not scare this Network because Kenya would rather slide into chaos as opposed to the Network having its vested interests threatened by a new President whom they cannot control.

As the noise following the latest act of impunity continues, Kenyans must wake up to the antiques of this Network and realize that the matter does not just revolve around the two Principals and the Constitution. It has much to do with the hazards of the country having a Zombie President controlled by a more sophisticated core that is more interested in preserving the status quo.

Okoth Osewe

11 comments

  • KSB readers were hardly enthusiastic about Nyachaes (toto)jrs eldest son was made chair of CIC.(Very soon Kenyans will start seeing his true cplors ) the son of both colonial corroborator and maffia ruling class in Kenya the merchants of impunity)
    They doubted his fidelity to the constitution.

    Well this infamous, unconstitutional judicial nomination by the lamey duckey sloth has given him an opportunity to beef up his street cred amongst the progressive group.

    But this nomination battle may in the end be small potatoes, for when the KATIBA eventually starts moving forward to the real heavy stuff, nyandusi jnr’s son may then show his true blue blood colors and actually co-opt the mafiya legal code!!

    I do think that it was a tremendous move by the Hon Prime Minister to immediately and vociferously call out the illicit, illegal occupant in SH. He registered his point. He affirmed his allegiance to the rule of law. He added yet another nail to the frame of the impending GE agenda.

    He was likewise very calculating in dialing down his rhetoric, for he has to engage the sloth in yet unannounced war fronts. He must kaa chonjo, and not be fixated by this battle!! The mafiya pulling the strings attached to the sloth aint sleeping! Look out for the next flare up, as the lords of impunity go against the grain of the constitution.

  • demanded and are entitled to fundamental reforms. Those aren’t negotiable. Police and judicial reforms, for instance, aren’t just about new appointments.

    Hata kama ni Yesu Kristo was made the new CJ, John the Baptist the deputy CJ, Joshua son of Nun the new AG and King Solomon the new DPP, it would amount to nothing. Not unless we strictly comply with the provisions of the new Constitution and address all structural institutional weaknesses.

    What we need and must get are fundamental reforms that would ensure institutional, administrative, structural and financial independence of the police and judiciary. In their present forms, the Kenya Police is incapable of conducting credible and competent investigations; and the judiciary is unable to dispense justice. For justice to prevail, we need independent separate investigative, and judicial institutions.

    In practical terms, what does that mean?

    First, let’s deal with the essential police reforms Kenyans need and deserve. Whether one is homeless or a billionaire, the inescapable fact is that Kenyans don’t trust the police. Trust is earned and our police officers haven’t earned it.

    More often than not, police officers are poorly trained, corrupt, lazy, poorly paid and ill equipped. Just recently, Kenyans have witnessed the barbarism and brutality of the police. In one instance, we saw TV footages of a group of police officers emptying their magazines into two unarmed men who had surrendered with their hands held above their heads, pleading for mercy.

    There was that graphic picture taken of police officers executing three alleged criminals on Lang’ata road in broad daylight after they had surrendered and lay face down. Then there was that picture shown by the BBC and CNN around the world of a lone police officer executing two unarmed men in Kisumu who seemed to be dancing and running around. Those injured, killed, raped, tortured and displaced were presumed innocent until proven guilty through fair trials.

    On each instance, the police had no reasonable basis to withdraw, leave alone use their firearm against those unarmed civilians. Those they executed in cold blood were Kenyans; they had the right to live. From the pictures we have seen, those Kenyans posed no threat whatsoever to the police or to the public. They weren’t even fleeing. And even if they were, that isn’t a reasonable justification to fatally shoot anyone. In each case, the police were guilty of extra-judicial killing of innocent civilians. They were not shot by plastic bullets. They weren’t shot in the legs or arms. They were shot in the head and chest. There have been tens of thousands of such blatant cold-blooded murders.

    When confronted with those they consider suspects, the Kenyan police don’t arrest and charge, as the law requires them to do; they fatally shoot. And after each cold blooded murder, the police always give the same lame excuses. “We were confronted by armed thugs. A fierce gunfire exchange ensued resulting in xyz number of thugs killed,” the police spokesperson always robotically state. Predictably, the police are always “right.” They also rarely suffer any casualty. Unregistered weapons are always “discovered” on or about the dead “thugs.” The public is then primed to condemn the dead civilians and praise the “heroic” police officers who have rid us of “dangerous criminals.”

    No investigations are ever conducted. And when the results of some cosmetic “investigations” are announced many months afterwards, the “thugs” inevitably are found to have been “in the wrong side of the law.” There are any arrests, prosecutions, convictions and jail terms for any implicated police officers. Invariably, the same police officers accused of brutality and human rights abuses are supposed to investigate themselves; sometimes they are from the same police station.

    The Kenya Police have no real forensic department. The effectiveness of the CID is questionable. Unlike in developed democracies like the USA, Canada or Germany; Kenya has one monolithic police “force” under the command of a single commissioner of police. There are no independent civilian oversight police boards.

    No independent statutory civilian investigative units or departments authorized to exclusively handle police use of force against civilians, whether injuries or deaths occur or not. Such independent civilian institutions exist and provide accountability in developed countries.

    Without accountability, general and specific deterrence, our police officers have transformed themselves into a coercive, investigative, prosecutorial and judicial authorities all rolled up in one. That’s why they can purport to detect crime and criminals; conduct instant investigations; summarily prosecute the alleged offenders; find the “thugs” guilty; and hold a daylight firing squad. All that “exercise” is routinely done within splitting seconds. There isn’t any reasonable, legal, constitutional or moral justification for such brutality. It’s barbarism.

    The Kenya Police have been committing heinous crimes against innocent unarmed civilians since independence. Those crimes are getting worse by the day. The worst human rights abuses; the mass rapes, tortures, injuries, executions and destruction on property during the post-election violence were caused by the regular police, the Administration Police and General Service Unit officers.

    At all material times, Gen. (rtd) Hussein Ali whom Moreno-Ocampo is seeking to indict for those crimes was the Police Commissioner. The current AP Commandant Mbugua supervised his officers during that period. The current Police Commissioner, Mathew Iteere, was the GSU Commandant. So, even without interrogating the so-called “police reforms,” intelligent Kenyans know that the Kenya Police remains the same as it was when the atrocities were committed.

    It is also known that the judiciary only handles cases brought to it by the police. Do we expect the same police force that committed those barbaric atrocities to investigate, implicate and prosecute themselves? Where do we expect the “reformed” judiciary to get the evidence with which to punish the perpetrators of post election violence?

  • Ndugu Osewe i think it is time to challenge Kenyans in Stockholm why are they Silent and sitting comfortab le when Kenyans back home are b ussy fighting for democracy ,changes , end of Impunity etc<Kenya Community Abroad (KCA) is TOTALLY irrelevant now. Its time has come and gone. As you can clearly see, KCA has completely failed to challenge Kibaki government's shameless attempt to continue the culture of impunity. Look at the way Kibaki and his Vice President have tried to pull Kenya, and the rest of Africa, from the International Criminal Court. There is NO way Kenya can tackle this issue outside of the ICC!

    We have to make sure that those Kenyans accused by the ICC of crimes against humanity are taken to court!

    The victims of the 2007 election are crying from their graves.

  • The way isee it is that The Kenyan people has been politically mature to Diff Btw this Network of Impunity and they must be supported and encouraged to fight back and to resist this cabal of well orchestrated habitual criminals whose aim and goals is to rule and dominate the kenyan masses . There is ongoing war in Kenya btw the merchanats of darkness and death and the good forces whose aim and goals is to liberate kenya through the imprementing of the new constitution that will bring changes, oppeneness, accountability and end the culture of Nepotism, tribalism etc and bring unity peace and tranguility where tthe people of kenya can live happily as brothers and sisters and move forward to build and develop our kenya Republic .

  • Peter L.Akhonya

    There are three things Kenyans should ask President Kibaki to explain clearly as the leader of the Republic of Kenya.

    (1) The 2007 Presidential election was disputed and plunged the Country into violence of which many people were killed and many were displaced from their homes and their properties destroyed in 2007/08 and up to this moment are still in the camps.Is this true or not true? Then who won the election? And who will help these victims or they did not suffer? Who are to be taken care, the victims or the perpetrators?

    Can Kibaki tell Kenyans what caused the violence, and why the victims should not go back to their lands? Were those people Kenyans or refugees who came from another Country? And how many years have they been in cold? Is Kenya a Government or a tribal Location?

    (2) Does Kenya have a President or a Barasa Chief with Wazee or it did not get a President because of the disputed stolen election?

    (3) If Kibaki won the election genuinely as the Kenyan constitution stipulates, why was he sworn in privately at night in State House? Who prevented him to invite all Kenyans to come and witness the ceremony at day time in Uhuru Park where Kenyans usually attend for such occasion? Can that be a President of all Kenyans or a tribal President?

    When Kenya was burning, people being killed on the streets and homes by Government agencies,did Kibaki as a sworn in President stop the violence or who stoped it? Where was the Government with Muthaura and Michuki with their spoksman Alfred Mutua to bring peace?

    When Koffi Annan and his group came to safe the situation and then Kibaki and Raila signed an agreement to form Coalition Government of which was to bring peace in the country, and they appointed a commission to establish the couse of the matter and a greed that whoever will be found to have been coused should be taken to court.Then Waki Commission came up with names in an envelope and gave to Annan waiting the Kenyan Government to form their own Court to prosecute their people, did the Government formed any court? Why? When they signed the ICC Hague to prosecute the perpetrators they all including Parliament said Hague only can solve.

    Now Ocampo is coming with the names of individuals to be prosecuted, Now Kibaki and Kalonzo are telling us that it was not Muthaura, Ruto, Ali,Kosgey, Uhuru and Sang but Government. Do they real know or see what they are doing.Kibaki is telling the individuals to loot what is in their working areas. Is that what is happening or what is Kibaki and group are up to? Do they think Kenyans does not see anything? Can they learn something from Egypt now? Kibaki should be open and tell Kenyans and Hague that he knew what was happening and he is responsible according to what he is doing now.He should cooperate with Ocampo to prosecute the six or else the Government will answer all the questions Kenyans and Haque are asking.

  • “Impunity in Kenya is not just limited to the post election violence. It has permeated the very fabric of Kenya.

    The Anglo leasing, Goldenberg cases, Dr. Robert Ouko, Tom Mboya, bank robberies, Government tender system are but some of the ones one can talk about from the endless list. Was anyone effectively prosecuted? NO. People instead were persecuted for pointing to these cases, many died.”

    It is appalling that since Kibaki became president, corruption and acts against inhumanity have been perpetuated without prosecution.

    Corruption is a household name in Kenya and is well stated by Osewe here. It is not being eradicated despite the new Constitution in place.

    If the president could defy all the steps to consult the Prime Minister as required in the Consitution when he made the Judicial nominations which reflect the KKK tribal outfit, will other politicians obey the Constitution they swore to uphold?

    MPs Kabogo, Mbugua, Joho, Wamalwa, Mwau, Sonko and others were recently mentioned in Parliament as drug dealers, yet have now been freed through some shoddily done investigation and will never be prosecuted. How can they account for they obscene wealth they display openly in material possessions such as helicopters and other business empires? They threaten and kill at will, yet nobody questions them.

    Some examples of clear impunity cases in Kenya are shown on the following video links:

    Fighting impunity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9PZIITFnXw

    The impunity country: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQqL0C3rOU

    Port of impunity part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoQuEAXS4WA

    Port of impunity Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng67noOx7dM&feature=channel

    Port of impunity Part 3(a): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFEadclUC3A&feature=channel

    Port of impunity Part 3(b)

  • It is so painful that the process that led to Post Election Violence in 2007/08 is being repeated with arrogance and impunity. Does anyone remember Kibaki appointing ECK Commisioners without reference? Does anyone remember the chest-thumping witnessed then from his supporters? Does anyone remember the chaotic scenes at KICC during tallying of 2007 election results? And finally does anyone remember the mayhem that visited this country thereafter? If the answer is YES then Kenyans of goodwill must resist impunity and arrogance that we are witnessing.

    What Kibaki and his henchmen should remember is that in no way are punishing Raila by ignoring the constitutional provisions, you are punishing the people of Kenya. And a challenge to the nominees – do not accept to be used as pawns to destroy this country. It is time Kenyans of good will and those who are principled said NO!

    Refuse these nominations for the sake of Kenya and for the sake of a New Dawn in this country. You will be more heroes than accepting tainted nominations!

  • The National Accord and Reconciliation Act, which has a constitutional status on the principles of partnership of the coalition government states that there must be real power sharing , constant consultations, mutual trust and confidence and the spirit of and willingness to compromise.

    I was therefore deeply shocked and dismayed when I was informed that the President had purportedly proceeded to appoint and Chief Justice, the Attorney General, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Director of Budget, without adherence to the provisions and principles of the Constitution.

    These appointments constitute serious contraventions and violations of the provisions and principles of the Constitution. The contraventions and violations include the following:

    1. As the Prime Minister, I was not consulted at all by the President and before I left for Addis Ababa, my office informed the Office of the President that consultations can only be held upon my return and his return from Ethiopia. This was a unilateral decision.

    2. Section 23 (1) of the Transitional and Consequential Provisions (Sixth Schedule) of the Constitution requires that all judges and magistrates who were in office on the effective date can only continue to serve as such only after they have been vetted for suitability on the basis of mechanisms and procedures established by Parliament. It is instructive that even the Chief Justice in office immediately before the effective date can only continue to serve on the Court of Appeal after undergoing the process of vetting. This is not a personal issue or a judgment of the individuals who have been allegedly nominated. The fact is that no serving judge is qualified for appointment until they have been vetted.

    3. Section 24 (2) of Sixth Schedule provides that the new Chief Justice “Shall be appointed by the President, subject to the National Accord and Reconciliation Act and after consultations with the Prime Minister and with the approval of the National Assembly.” Article 166 (1) states that “The President shall appoint the Chief Justice and the Deputy Chief Justice in accordance with the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission and subject to the approval of the National Assembly. These provisions have not been suspended or exempted in the Transitional Provisions and must therefore be complied with.

    4. Because of the principles set out in the Constitution which include fair opportunity, merit, competitiveness and transparency, no appointments can be made without inviting applications and creating a process where the candidates are interviewed and interrogated. That is the only way we can create confidence by the public in the institutions we establish.

    5. The appointments have been made to serve the interests of a few people, including elements within upper echelons of government who have serious credibility and integrity issues and constitute the networks of impunity.

    Prime Minister Raila A. Odinga
    29.01.2011

  • Kibaki’s tribal GEMA establishment in the Kenya Government:

    Minister for Finance: Uhuru Kenyatta

    Governor of Central Bank of Kenya: Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u

    Minister for Internal Security: George Kinuthia Saitoti

    Head of National Security Intelligence Services (NSIS): Maj-Gen Michael Gichangi

    Commander of Kenya Army: Lt Gen Augostino Stephen Karanu Njoroge

    Deputy Air Force Commander: Brig Jackson N Waweru

    Chief of General Staff: Gen Jeremiah Kianga

    Vice Chief of General Staff: Lt Gen Julius W. Karangi

    PS Defense: Mr. Zachary N. Mwaura

    Police spokesman: Eric Kiraithe

    Navy Commander: Maj Gen Samson J Mwathethe

    Incoming Attorney General: Prof. Muigai

  • Impunity has reared its ugly head leading to mass erosion of morals and values. In Kenya, it is aptly captured in the common and irritable phrase “uta-do?” (what will you do?), that has gained notoriety especially among the youth when they are called to account for any transgression.

    Impunity arises from a failure by States to meet their obligations to investigate violations; to take appropriate measures against the perpetrators, particularly in the area of justice, by ensuring that those suspected of criminal responsibility are prosecuted and duly punished; to provide victims with effective remedies and to ensure that they receive reparation for the injustice suffered; to ensure the inalienable right to know the truth about violations; and to take other necessary steps to prevent the recurrence of violations.

    Impunity manifests itself in many forms. However, some forms if impunity appear to be peculiar developing countries. We shall examine the most common, which include;

    (i) Corruption and Plunder of State Resources

    Corruption generally refers to the use of public office for private gain. It can take on a multitude of faces. In terms of scale it can be grand or petty. Grand corruption refers to corruption that involves extraordinarily large payments or inducements, more often to public officers, in exchange for some form of facilitation. On the other hand, petty corruption involves relatively smaller amounts of money, in most cases speed money or inducement not to enforce the law or regulations.

    Corruption inevitably leads to plunder and theft of State resources and their diversion for private use. Cases of corruption in each country are vast and varied. Measures to address corruption have been initiated in most countries in the world, attesting to the fact that it is global problem. Its causes and effects is a moot point, on which a lot of time has been expended and volumes and publications produced. It is an area we need not delve into.

    (ii) Abuse of Human Rights

    Rights abuses occur during both times of war and peace. Abuses associated with conflict and strife include torture, rape, murder, displacement and violence targeting the most vulnerable categories of citizens. Other forms of abuse need not be perpetrated in an environment of war. These include torture and harassment of political opponents, politically motivated prosecutions, and brutality from security forces.

    (iii) State Capture

    State capture is often equated with grand corruption or political corruption. It may involve the manipulation of formal legal processes to produce laws (and thus legally sanctioned rules) that benefit private interests at huge expense to the general public. It is usually directed to the lucrative sectors of the economy.

    (iv) Human and Narcotics trafficking

    Arguably, due to the greed of leaders in developing countries, many of the countries provide safe routes for trafficking in arms, narcotics and humans. Mexico, Bolivia and Cambodia top the list on drug related crimes. Porous borders between Kenya and her northern neighbours Ethiopia and Somalia are now recognized as the major fronts where human trafficking and trafficking in small arms takes place. (v) Negative ethnicity

    EFFECTS OF IMPUNITY: THE KENYAN EXPERIENCE

    Post independence Kenya has been characterized by numerous cases of impunity, leading to the build up of discontent among Kenyans. It is often stated that the post election violence was a flare up of these bottled up feelings of discontent. Manifestations of impunity in the post independence Kenyan political landscape include the following;

    (i) Insecurity

    • Extortion gangs that masquerading as neighbourhood security providers. Their main victims are the very people whose rights they purport to champion. • Terrorism: We live in perpetual fear, looking over our shoulders every now and then, since any person out there in the street could be a potential terrorist. Initially, terrorists would only target political gatherings, but nowadays even worship gatherings and innocent passengers have not been spared. • Piracy: The East African coast is almost a no go zone due to the problem of piracy, exacerbated by the lawlessness situation in our neighbour Somalia.

    (ii) Gross inequalities

    • Inequitable development

    • Unemployment

    • Flawed allocation of state resources

    • Wide gap between the rich and the poor

    (iii) Unresolved crimes

    • Crimes not resolved – leading to feelings of despair and hopelessness

    • Lack of or lacklustre prosecution

    • Flawed and biased investigations

    By PLO Lumumba (Chairman Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission)
    http://www.cmd-kenya.org/newsresult.php?nid=156

  • Uta do? Kenya’s culture of impunity

    Looks to me that Kenya has a prevalent ‘don’t care’, ‘uta do?’ mentality.

    Uta Do?
    Watch how you and I drive or walk or bike.
    It is illegal to overtake at a bump or at a junction. Yet I’m not sure you can find any Kenyan driver who has not. Zebra crossings, traffic lights are hardly followed. Guys (nearly) always run red lights. The list is long.

    Lack of courtesy – scrambling into the lifts even before the people inside have disembarked.

    Mta Do?
    Then get to governance (or what we think is governance). It’s usually a case of ‘I’m the big man – I can do anything’. Case in point our cabinet scenario being played out. I hardly watch news, preferring to read stories online or in papers because at times, the smugness displayed gets rather under my skin.

    Some one grabs a plot – mtado? Someone siphons some funds – mta do ?

    So tuta do?
    http://blog.josiahmugambi.com/2008/04/01/uta-do-kenyas-culture-of-impunity/

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