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President Kibaki's Unilateral Appointments and Kenya's Political Future

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Kibaki moves Ali, names new Kenya police boss

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    Major General Hussein Ali addresses a news conference during the handing over ceremony at Vigilance House on September 8, 2009. The new Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere is on the left.

    President Kibaki has named Mr Mathew Iteere the new Police Commissioner in a wide-ranging reshuffle on Tuesday.

    Major General Hussein Ali, the previous bearer of that office, has been moved to the Postal Corporation of Kenya as its Chief Executive.

    Mr Iteere was the former General Service Unit Commandant.

    Ali's former deputy Mr Lawrence Mwandime is the new Senior Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Livestock Development.

    "The changes take effect immediately," said a statement from President Kibaki's office.

    The President also named Mr Simeon Karanja Gatiba as the Director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and Mr Peter Eregai to be his deputy.

    In other changes within the police force, President Kibaki appointed the following: Mr Francis Omondi Okonya as Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police I, Mr Julius Kangara Ndegwa, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police II, in charge of Operations and Mr Jonathan Kipkurui Koskei, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police II, in charge of Reforms.

    Other appointees are: Mr Bakari Omar Jambeni, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police II, in charge of Logistics, Mr Peter Kilonzo Kavila, Senior Deputy Commissioner II and Commandant Kiganjo Police Training College

    Dr Cyrus Njiru, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade has been moved to that of Transport while Abdulrazaq Aden Ali takes over from Mr Njiru.

    Maj-Gen Ali has headed the force for nearly six years and his removal could have come as a result of a report on Police Reforms.

    The team headed by retired judge Philip Ransley blames the blames the police for inefficiency, rampant corruption and human rights abuses, among other ills.

    "It was apparent that the normal procedures provided for under the Force Standing Orders has been disregarded in the area of discipline, transfers and promotions, leaving the provincial commanders in disarray," reads part of the Ransley's report.


    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/654698/-/umsmbr/-/index.html
     
  2. Ab-Titchaz

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    Once again Kibaki has left people dumbfounded with his appointments and
    so called sackings.One wonders on the timing of this movement of General Ali
    to the post office and the entry of Bw Iteere to head the Kenya Police force.

    There is more than meets the eye here, ladies and gentlemen.
     
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    "Chief of Police" to "Chief of Postal.."

    This happens ONLY in Kenya (is that right smatta?)
     
  4. Smatta

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    Only in Kenya.. Political appointees eti. and note that he was a major Gen in the army before joining the police force. Only in Kenya.
     
  5. Ab-Titchaz

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    Smatta,

    as a correction, nadhani alikua Jenerali kule GSU na sio army.
    Leo hii kapelekwa Posta....yaani sijui hata hii ni wapi kwa wapi.
    I concur too...only in Kenya!
     
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    haiwezi kutokea hapa kwetu hata kama mkuu wa polisi ameshiriki mauaji bado sheria zitapindishwa tu na ataachiwa huru........
     
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    Correction, alikuwa in the military, he has never been in the GSU, but I stand to be corrected.
     
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    Mku mi ndo maana nasema hapa jamvini..in Africa our problems are similar...we need collective approach to adress them.

    Kwa kweli inauma hawa viongozi wanavyotuchezea akili..duh..polisi mpaka posta?..ama kweli..
     
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    Ab-Titchaz,Smatta,Masanja,...

    ..jamaa aliyekuwa appointed kuwa mkuu wa polisi alikuwa mkuu wa GSU kabla ya hapo.

    ..kwa uelewa wangu GSU ni sawasawa na FFU kwa upande wa Tanzania.

    ..sasa najiuliza, hawa GSU hawakutesa wananchi kwenye zile vurugu za uchaguzi?

    ..nauliza hivyo kwasababu huku kwetu Bongo si rahisi kukatokea maandamano kama yaliyotokea Kenya na FFU wasishiriki kuyashughulikia/kuyazima.
     
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    Joka Kuu,

    Heshima mbele.

    Hawa GSU ni kama FFU na zaidi sanaaa!!! Hawa jamaa wako fully
    masinondo...more like a small army of sorts. Mostly they do the President's
    dirty work na walitumika katika zile fujo za uchaguzi wa '07 kuleta 'adhabu'
    katika maeneo ambayo Kibaki alikua anaona wanaleta 'utundu'. Wakati wa
    enzi zetu chuo kikuu Nairobi, Rais Moi alikua anapenda kuwaleta maeneo
    anytime we made 'noise'. Wanafunzi wengi waliuwawa katika mikono ya
    hawa mabwana na kesi zao zilipotelea mahakamani wakati ule hadi leo.

    Kwa taarifa yako na wengineo, hii appointment has nothing to do with
    competency of the individual bali Kibaki is manouvering in the background
    kuleta distractions. Kwa sasa issue kubwa Kenya ni ile ya majina ya watu
    kupelekwa The Hague, thanks to Jaji Waki na Koffi Annan. Kwa vile jamaa
    walikua wamechelewa kuunda local tribunals to try the suspects of the
    violence of '07, mpira ukasogezwa mbele. Baadaye Kibaki na Raila
    wakamuomba Prosecutor Ocampo m'da zaidi wa kuunda hio tume na kupitia
    ushirikiano wa wabunge. Wabunge kwa idadi kubwa wakachomoa na
    seketa ikarudi palepale. Kwa ufupi, nataka nikupe ahadi ya one hundred
    percent kua Ocampo will proceed with whatever he has to do because
    Kenya right now cannot decide which way to go with this situation.

    Ishu ya pili ni kua juzi huyu Rais Kibaki alimteua Justice Aaron Ringera
    kuendelea kuongoza Kenya Anti Corruption Commission (KACC) ambayo
    kwa ufupi iliundwa kwa makusudio ya kupiga vita ufisadi. Lakini acha
    nikuhabarishe na usicheke....up to today hawa jamaa hawajafanya lolote
    la maana in there fight against corruption na wanaingiza mshahara wa karibu
    milioni 5 za Kenya kwa mwezi!!!!....badili kwa hela ya madafu mkuu. The
    appointment of this guy inasemekana inatakiwa kua kupitia recommendations
    za bodi flani. Kisha kunakua na vetting process ya kiaina kabla hajapewa kazi.
    Kumbuka pia tunaambiwa kua serikali ya Kenya ni ya Muungano baina ya
    Raila/ODM na Kibaki/PNU lakini la kuchekesha ni kua Raila na ODM kwa jumla
    was not consulted on this matter (as well other critical appointments) which
    is of such national importance.

    Bunge limegoma na hii appointement ya huyu bwana Ringera na unaeza
    kusoma zaidi hapa HOUSE TEAM SAYS KIBAKI ACTION ILLEGAL.

    ama ANOTHER MOVE TO STOP RINGERA AS MP FILES SUIT.

    kwa hivyo against this background Kibaki atoa hii kali ya kumtoa jamaa
    kama mkulu wa Polisi na kumpeleka shirika la posta. Maybe he wants it to
    serve as distraction lakini kumekucha Kenya!

    The next few weeks will interesting to watch the goings on across the border.

    Shukran.
     
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    Parliament humiliates Kibaki

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    By Standard Team


    President Kibaki's unilateral decision to reappoint Justice Aaron Ringera as Kenya Anti Corruption Commission (KACC) boss hit the brickwall in Parliament Wednesday, when MPs voted overwhelmingly to demand he annuls his action.

    So powerful was the message to the President on bypassing Parliament in the appointment that Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta immediately withdrew the next business of the House, which would have afforded MPs to either cut off Ringera's emoluments and those of his two deputies, or severe KACC's lifeline.

    It is now left to the President to either lobby the House to a compromise favourable to his side, and its own interests, or carry on and hope Parliament's hostility to his decision would dissipate.

    The President could also bank on a political settlement, which was inferred by Medical Services Minister Anyang' Nyong'o, when he said in situations of a ceasefire, disregard of the rules could provoke a fresh war in the coalition.

    However, there was a school of thought last evening that Parliament's action has thrown the ball back to Kibaki and he could, if he chooses, ask Ringera to step aside.


    Alternatively, the KACC Advisory Board can now argue Parliament has revoked Ringera's appointment and begin its own process of filling the post. Kibaki had not only bypassed Parliament, but the KACC board as well.


    With Parliament having gone on recess last night, the President appeared left with one more option - to reconsider Ringera's reappointment if he expects KACC to get funding from Parliament or prepare for a ping-pong game with the House.

    Clear message

    Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi, who moved an adjournment Motion until November, said the message to the President was loud and clear on the importance of respecting the rule of law. "If we make the laws it is important to adhere to those laws," he said.

    "Parliament is no longer a rubberstamp and conscience does not allow one to obey a bad law,'' said Nyong'o.

    Trade Minister, Amos Kimunya, said the events of the day were welcome, as they would serve as a political safety valve.

    "Even in cooking there is a moment you have to lower the temperature of the kettle to allow the food to cook nicely, that is where we are. We need a break to correct ourselves where we went wrong,'' he said.
    The debate on Ringera reappointment has inspired passions of ethnic loyalties and political affiliations, and is a study in how fractured the Grand Coalition Government is.

    ‘Truth' and ‘conscience' were invoked, as well as patriotism and the need to take care of posterity. But though the language and fire of spirit appeared the same, the meanings were as different as the number of contributors.

    Members fought hammers and tongs, the Bible and Quran, as well as English dictionaries and law books were referred to. So were the traditions of the British and American legislatures.But till late at night the cat-and-mouse games in the House were still on, by way of amendment bids, interruptions, mixed interpretations, and clashes of opinions, the House was yet to confront the question of the day.
    This was whether the House should adopt a report of joint committees of the House rejecting the re-appointment of Justice Ringera and asking the President to annul his Gazette Notice or brace for Parliament's severance of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission's budget.

    In the first bout of voting on amendments suggested by the Kibaki side, through MP Jeremiah Kioni, aimed at watering down the report of the two committees - Delegated Legislation and Administration of Justice - was won by the ‘No' side by 86 votes against 45 ‘Yes'.

    One of big guns that had been pulling strings in their political powerhouses in Ringera's favour, Agriculture Minister William Ruto, and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, was not in the House, as were many Rift Valley MPs.

    Barter trade

    The two were reported to have done a barter trade in which Uhuru would marshal PNU to support Ruto's stand on Mau Forest evictions. In return the Eldoret North MP would support the reappointment of Ringera.

    A minister said Parliament was not a House of ‘fools' and ‘******' and he should therefore not be expected to support the President's action blindly, without weighing in his own conscience.

    "Collective responsibility presupposes I was must have been consulted on the appointments … my allegiance is to the Constitution, I swore to advise the President truthfully but my advice was not sought. That is why I will vote with my conscience,'' said Lands Minister James Orengo.

    Former Justice Minister Martha Karua accused those on the President's side led by her successor Mutula Kilonzo of deploying their education and mastery of law to hoodwink Kenyans on a matter, which she argued, was black and white.

    "It is not right to intimidate the loyal servants of this country,'' she said, and argued, using the dictionary definition of reappointment as ‘to appoint again'. She said the President breached the law and was misadvised.

    A surprise voice from ODM-Kenya, David Musila captured the attention of the House, when he said he was supporting the Motion on the basis of four questions he asked himself and all of which drew the answer ‘no'.

    His questions, that summed up the arguments of those who lambasted the President and the Executive were:

    *Was Ringera successful in his first term?
    *Will Ringera's reappointment help war against corruption?
    *Does Ringera's reappointment have the confidence, support and faith of Kenyans?
    *What is the national mood? Do the people want to see Ringera back?

    Kioni was the face of opposition to the report as were a host of MPs from the Mt Kenya region, including Tigania East MP Peter Munya. He argued the war was between the Executive and Parliament and the Judiciary - which is the third arm of government - was the natural arbiter.

    ‘Ringera will not get justice here. Parliament is an interested party and it is overreaching itself. This is a case where we are asking the monkey to make a decision on forests where it lives. The monkey will always decide in favour of the forest,'' said Mr Munya.

    Imperial presidency

    Orengo said: "The era of imperial presidency when the mention of the President was like God the Almighty had landed, has returned… but some of us who have fought so long against it will not be part of it."

    Chepalungu MP said the "indiscipline in the Executive was playing out in Parliament" and asked ministers to what extent they should be bound by collective responsibility out of the House.

    At one point Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim who had been insisting the ministers should respect the dictate of collective responsibility, said it did not matter much to him how the ministers took it because the Chief Executive (President) could still sack those who defied it.

    Immigration Minister Otieno Kajwang' argued: "Collective responsibility does not mean that if I do something wrong then all the ministers will support me. It would be an absurdity


    http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=1144024184&cid=4&ttl=Parliament%20humiliates%20Kibaki
     
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    Lakini tuseme ule ukweli, Kibaki kazidi jamani! Hili swala mbona liko wazi kabisa na wala halikuhitaji kwenda hadi bungeni, ona walivyomwadhiri!

    Hapa Tanzania suala kama hili nadhani linawezekana tu, lakini JK hana kiburi kama hiki cha Kibaki cha kupuuza watu kiasi hicho. Siku akitokea rais wa style ya Kibaki hapa kwetu, yatampata hayahaya. Wakati wa mjadala wa Richmond, wabunge walimpa Lowassa vidonge vyake bila kumwangalia usoni. Inawezekana kabisa, lakini kwa sasa, kama ni kulinganisha na Kibaki, JK bado safi mno hajafikia kutendwa hivyo kwa sababu hajatenda hayo.
     
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    jk bado ni aina ya rais kibaki, bunge halina imani na hosea, mwanyika lkn bado anaendelea kuwabeba kwa nguvu zake zote, so sioni kama wanatofauti
     
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    Politics za Kenya nazipenda sana. Ziko more realistic kuliko zetu. Keep it up Kenyans!
     
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    And they are more dangerous, corrupt ridden and incite full than yours. I think you are doing better in comparison.
     
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    Bunge la Tz halijawahi kutamka hayo
     
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    Mtu B, heshima kwako mkuu; mapendekezo ya tume ya Mwakyembe ni maamuzi ya BUNGE kwahiyo bunge kwa kupitia tume hiyo imetamka kuwa Hosea na Mwanyika ni wa kuchukuliwa hatua lakini MUNGWANA anasema BUNGE haliwezi kumchagulia wasaidizi wake!! Kama sio kukaidi maamuzi ya bunge ni kufanya nini?
     
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    I tip my hat to you for that comment!
     
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Kwa kauli hii inamaanisha MUUNGWANA ni zaidi ya Bunge?...kosa kubwa sana. The arms of Govt should work in conjunction with each other na huu ukubwa ndio unaotuponza.Mtu anapojiona kua amewazidi wenake kwa sababu ya cheo basi muelekeo unaanza kupotoka.
     
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    Mkuu Shapu,

    Jamaa wameamua kumpa huyu buda 'laivu' maana kiburi chake sasa ni too much. Hii biashara ya kuteuwa watu bila consultations is the height of impunity na katiba inasema wazi kua he should consult various entities before making decisions kama hizi.Kisha jamaa kajitia kasahau kua hii ni serikali ya mseto na the other principals need to be consulted in such matters.

    Kibaki anadhani anaeza kuendeleza yale mambo aliofanya wakati wa kura ...yaani kuiba na kujitia eti haoni malalamiko ya uma.This time around Bunge limekataa kwa sababu wanajua wazi raia watawanyima kura next time around.

    The maturity in Kenyan politics is becoming interesting day by day.
     
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