Nicholas Biwott: An Alternative Eulogy of Looting, Corruption and Mass Killings

Nicholas Biwott is dead. In as much as a section of Kenyans would like Nicholas Biwott to be remembered for philanthropy and other good things he allegedly did, Biwott goes down in history as an arrogant and corrupt politician who misused his powers when he was in government, time when he was instrumental in influencing multiple political assassinations, detentions without trial, brutal torture of Kenyans who were advocating for political pluralism together with fake prosecution of Kenyans who were calling for the writing of a new Constitution. Thousands of Kenyans died in custody while others simply disappeared after being taken into custody. Kenyans must stop the culture of glorifying looters of state coffers and blood-suckers after they die.

It is human that the family has suffered a great loss but as a public figure, Biwott’s crimes against Kenyans when he was in power must not be wiped under the carpet. His death has deprived Kenyans the opportunity to see him face justice for his economic crimes, human rights violations, theft of public resources and deaths of an unknown number of Kenyans who were killed so that Nicholas Biwott could have his way during the Moi dictatorship.

Kenyans must not forget that when Biwott was the “Total Man” and having influence over the dreaded Special Branch, patriotic Kenyans who paid the price included: George Anyona, Mwandawiro Mghanga, Titus Adungosi, James Orengo, Adhu Awiti, Willy Mutunga, Katama Mukangi, John Khaminwa, Raila Odinga, Mohammed Ibrahim, Pheroze Nowrojee, Odhiambo Olel, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Mukaru Ng’ang’a, Paul Muite, Otieno Kajwang’, Kathurima M’Inoti, Gitobu Imanyara, Kenneth Matiba, Charles Rubia, Robert Ouko, Alexander Muge and others while the likes of Gibson Kamau Kuria and Kiraitu Murungi, fled to the United States. This video gives eulogy of Nicholas Biwott. Watch and have your say.

Okoth Osewe

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