NAIROBI, Kenya-When you fight in dirt with a pig, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, you both get dirty. But the pig loves it.

That is the situation between NASA and Jubilee in Kenya today.

Jubilee is the pig, wallowing in mud as the regime violates one court order after another, creating a constitutional crisis in Kenya, and trying to draw NASA into it.

Mr. Kenyatta and Ruto managed to seize power by stealing the vote, twice, on August 8, 2017, and October 26, 2017.

And now the regime routinely accuses NASA of breaking the law and violating the Constitution.

Although NASA has sworn in Raila Odinga as the People’s President, basing their action on Article One of the Constitution, there is no legitimate way to accuse the coalition of violating the law or the Constitution.

Jubilee, on the other hand, took over control of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC, and seized power by manipulating the commission’s officials.

The government has a pattern of breaking the law and creating a constitutional crisis. Yes, a Constitutional crisis. What do we mean?

Several months ago, we stated in these columns that if the Supreme Court of Kenya can order any individual, or institution, to do something, and that individual or institution refuses, because the executive has said so, there is not a better definition of a constitutional crisis.

That is what happened when the apex court ordered the IEBC to open its servers for scrutiny following the disputed August 8, 2017 presidential election, and it, with the backing of the Kenyatta-Ruto regime, refused.

Today, the whole country is realizing that Kenya has been experiencing a constitutional crisis since August, 2017.

A constitutional crisis occurs when institutions of governance fail to function as stipulated in the constitution, and court orders become meaningless.

A constitutional crisis occurs when the president and his deputy call the shots, notwithstanding the rule of law.

A constitutional crisis occurs when government employees, an oxymoron in itself,  have to wait for a “call from above” instead of obeying court orders; when government employees ignore court orders because they have to attend a made up national security meeting; when citizens are “deported” because they are perceived as a threat by the government; when passports are withdrawn without cause; when private property is trespassed and destroyed by government agents without cause; when cabinet appointments are made on the basis of tribe, without complying with gender balance, and other stipulations in the constitution; when police arrest and detain citizens incommunicado; when police shoot and kills innocent citizens with impunity; and when press freedom is curtailed, contrary to what the constitution says.

This is what is happening in Kenya today. That is a constitutional crisis.

So, what must be done?

Our humble opinion is that the infighting between NASA and NRM-Kenya should stop.

A united front of NASA and NRM-Kenya is dynamite. Why?

Because Jubilee has failed to pin down both for violating the constitution. And both represent the voice of at least seventy percent of the nation’s population.

What are we saying?

We are saying that Jubilee must now deal with the monster it has created, the NRM, which is a philosophy and not a political party to be registered or deregistered.

This is in addition to NASA, which has the most dreadful following throughout Kenya, and growing by the day.

These two outfits, NASA and NRM, will bring down the dictatorial regime of Uhuru Kenyatta, with minimal effort if they will just understand that they are not mutually exclusive.

NASA, because it is a coalition of registered political parties, should not break the law, despite invitations to do so by Jubilee, the pig.

Kenyans inside the country and beyond it in the USA, Australia, Britain, and around the world, are in support of removing the Kenyatta regime and winning justice, democracy, peace and development for all.

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