Martin Ngatia Details KRA’s Strategy of Permanently Ending Corruption in Kenya
Corruption is not just a problem in Kenya but a huge problem in the whole of the capitalist world. The reason is that corruption is part and parcel of the capitalist system of government. The implication is that it is impossible to fight corruption within the frame-work of capitalism. The Kenyan case is yet another classic example that proves this well-tested revolutionary theory about corruption under the rotten system of capitalism. Why?
Since Kenya gained independence to fly the national flag and sing the national anthem (flag independence) in 1963, the fight against corruption that started with the first regime of Jomo Kenyatta has also failed. During the dictatorship of Daniel arap Moi who took over from Kenyatta, hundreds of corruption scandals were brought to surface but no thief was ever arrested, charged or jailed.
Top thieves like Professor George Saitoti and Nicholas Biwott responsible for the looting of billions of Kenyans shillings died without facing justice or their stolen properties being confiscated by the government. It is estimated by the Kroll Report that during the dictatorship of Moi alone, more than US$3 billion was looted by the Moi family. Moi is still alive but he has neither been prosecuted nor has his stolen wealth been confiscated.
Instead, his son Gideon Moi, has been allowed to use the stolen wealth to try and become Kenya’s next President. In 2002, President Mwai Kibaki took power on a platform of fighting corruption. At the end of his ten years of dictatorship, the amount of public funds that had been stolen was more than what was stolen during the Moi era. This is despite the fact that Kibaki set up institutions to fight corruption and appointed “men of integrity” to lead these institutions.
According to the Kenya Red Alliance politics, fighting corruption has failed in Kenya because the system of capitalism under which thieves and robbers manage Kenya cannot allow the fight against corruption to succeed. It is public knowledge that in Kenya, corruption is engineered from the Office of President and coordinated at State House. It is also public knowledge that thieves involved in all corruption scandals are either relatives of the corrupt ruling class or have close links to the corrupt in government.
Institutions for fighting corruption are being led by appointees of the corrupt. The court system, which is supposed to try thieves who have stolen from the public are being led by allies or appointees of the corrupt.
In short, under capitalism, the corrupt are given the opportunity to investigate themselves. This explains why Kenya is heading nowhere with its fight against corruption. In this video, General Martin Ngatia, Chairman of the Kenya Red Alliance (KRA) outlines why the fight against corruption in Kenya is heading nowhere.
To defeat corruption, Ngatia argues that the system of capitalism that supports corruption will have to be defeated and abolished. To fight corruption, the government of the day must be a government capable of arresting any corruption suspect who must then be detained, cut from communication, assets confiscated, bank accounts frozen and allies nabbed.
The suspects can then be tried under a democratic judicial system and if found guilty, jailed for life or hanged at Uhuru Park. It is an interesting video which any Kenyan genuinely interested in the fight against corruption ought to watch. General Ngatia’s view is that Kenya needs radical politics for the country to be liberated from thieves and robbers.
The radicalization of Kenyans will not be possible without political education and a systematic strategy to increase the political consciousness of Kenyans especially the youth about the real solutions to the country’s problems. Watch the video and help KRA spread the message by sharing it widely. By sharing the video, you are contributing to the struggle for Kenya’s liberation. Thank you in advance!