Flashback: Kikuyunization of Government Under President Mwai Kibaki

Lest we forget: One of the major problems during the dictatorship of Daniel arap Moi was not just corruption but rampant tribalism in the appointment of top government officers. When Kibaki seized power in a democratic election in 2002, he said that the era of corruption and tribalism was over. As he started his misrule of Kenya, corruption and tribalism not only featured prominently in Kibaki’s government but also surpassed Moi’s record.

By 2007, Kibaki’s government had lost all credibility in the eyes of Kenyans that Kibaki had to rig the 2007 election to return to power. The rigging plunged Kenya into crisis forcing the “International community” through the UN to intervene by negotiating a power sharing deal between Kibaki and Raila Odinga who is believed to have won the 2007 election.

When the 2013 elections came about, the Kibaki cabal that had been stealing consistently from the tax payer had stolen too much wealth that they feared that if Raila Odinga seized power, they would be in serious problems in relation to the loot they had stolen. The gang of Mount Kenya Mafia feared that top positions in government that had been distributed to members of the Kikuyu ethnic group during the Kibaki dictatorship would be seized as Kikuyu power in government is dismantled by the new government. Worse still, the thieving gang of wealth grabbers feared that the wealth they had stolen over the years would be seized and returned to the state.

For these reasons, the out-going cabal of Mount Kenya Mafia cartel masterminded a plot that saw them rig the 2013 election in favour of Uhuru Kenyatta, a Kikuyu. The rigging was done through the conniving of IEBC, a corrupt institution that the Opposition has said, is in no position to conduct the 2017 elections unless current commissioners are ejected from office. In the clip below, have a peep into the situation during the dictatorship of Mwai Kibaki.

Okoth Osewe


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