KAGAME, MUSEVENI, MODELS FOR KENYATTA LEGACY

PAUL KAGAME

PAUL KAGAME

Museveni, Role Model For Kenyatta

Museveni, Role Model For Kenyatta

By JERRY JAKONGANGA
THE HAGUE-Facing a do or die repeat poll on October 26, 2017, DP Mr. William Ruto and his boss, president Kenyatta Jr., are walking a tight rope.

The duo will have to perform acrobatic maneuvers to crush imminent rebellion against them, while avoiding atrocities resembling genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Failure to do so the Kenyatta-Ruto regime risk facing the ICC monster that gave them sleepless nights only a few years ago.

Three years ago, in 2014, the ICC sitting at The Hague, dropped crimes against humanity charges against Mr. Kenyatta due to insufficient evidence. His deputy’s case collapsed about two years later, in April, 2016.

However, the World Court warned through the Chief prosecutor, Ms. Fatou Bensouda, that it may reopen the case if new evidence of culpability came to light in the future.

This means that as Kenyans in the diaspora and Amnesty International demonstrated in the streets of New York City this week, outside the United Nations headquarters, there is obvious spotlight on the country again.


The identified groups and individuals cited threats of genocide, actual human and civil rights abuses, especially police brutality on university students protesting the Kenyatta-Ruto administration’s repressive tactics, with a repeat presidential election in just over three weeks.

If the president and his deputy provoke conflict in the country by arm-twisting the electoral body, IEBC, to bungle the repeat polls again the nation will certainly be driven over the edge.

Kenyans are generally a peaceful lot.

It appears, however, that they will resist with maximum force a regime perceived as bent on turning back the clock on the gains of freedom, democracy, and justice, that have been made since the promulgation of the 2010 constitution.

The stakes are higher than at any other time since the East African nation, arguably the most stable and prosperous in the region, gained independence from Britain in 1963. Why?

Because Mr. Ruto sees this election as his ticket to Statehouse in 2022, by succeeding president Kenyatta. Therefore it’s a now or never for him.

President Kenyatta, on the other hand, does not want to be the first one term Kenyan president, especially by losing to PM Raila Odinga, the son of his father’s most fierce critic and Vice president, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

Other stakeholders from Mount Kenya region, and the Rift valley, are pushing president Kenyatta to drive the nation towards authoritarian rule.

The mood of the country is demonstrably in favor of change the son of Jaramogi, Mr. Odinga, who is believed to have been cheated out of Statehouse four times, represents.

Although the supreme court annulled the presidential election and ordered a repeat, the irregularities and illegalities on which such action was taken would apply to other elective positions, including the national assembly.

But the Kenyatta regime, emboldened by the parliamentary majority so attained, has embarked on sweeping changes of election laws that lead to the court action.

The regime’s bottom line to the NASA opposition coalition and the people of Kenya is, we will beat you up if you attempt to stop us.

We will change the election laws that caused the annulment of our victory on August 8, 2017, whether you agree or disagree.

If you don’t like it, tough!

We have weapons of war imported from China to put down any rebellion; a brutally aggressive police force; and a parliamentary majority of freshman legislators willing and ready to do our bidding.

In a word, both sides of the political divide are determined to win.

PM Raila Odinga has the enthusiasm and popular support, with an electorate that seems ready to pay any price to protect their democracy.

The Keyatta-Ruto regime have the weapons of war and all state apparatus.

They also have people like David Murathe, a masochist of sorts, for advisors.

The nation is like a powder keg ready to explode.

The ICC, are you paying any attention?

God help us.

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