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President Uhuru Kenyatta is an angry man and 'distressed'.

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    Ab-Titchaz Moderator Staff Member

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    Why Uhuru Kenyatta is on the warpath

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta


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    By JUMA KWAYERA and Jacob Ng’etich


    Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta is an angry man. He is fed up with the incessant attacks the Opposition has mounted against the Jubilee government and distressed by the ongoing trials at the International Criminal Court.


    According to Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, the pressure on the President to allocate more funds to counties, teachers, doctors, military and demands by university lecturers for better pay have pushed him to the wall.


    Disquiet in the public service seemed to give the opposition the ammunition it required to launch attacks on the government, projecting the Jubilee administration as incompetent and indecisive, especially after it delayed to release July salaries for civil servants.


    “There has been underground propaganda that the government would be weakened when the ICC trials begin,” Murkomen said.


    “Yale yote mnasikia huko nje yataisha (all that you hear out there will come to an end),” said the president on Wednesday at Ukunda in reference to the ICC cases.


    Sources close to him said the President wants to send a clear message that no one should take his leadership for granted or mistake his friendly persona as a sign of weakness. “The President has decided enough is enough because he has done everything in his power to work with the Opposition, but they have only intensified attacks against everything the Government is doing,” said an ally of the president.


    Reality check


    He has been in a foul and combative mood over the last two weeks, daring the Opposition and telling his fiercest political opponent, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga “to stay at home and watch how we lead the country”. Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s spokesperson Dennis Onyango said there was no need to respond as the President did not mention the Cord leader directly.


    “We decided not to respond because we do not feel like the President targeted the former Prime Minister directly. We can only comment when he is mentioned,” said Mr Onyango. Uhuru’s disposition has significantly shifted, noticeably switching from his trademark easy-going mien to an authoritative commander-in-chief ready to take the fight to his opponents’ doorstep.


    Amukowa Anangwe, a political science lecturer at Dodoma University, says the President’s transformation is a reality check and is good for the country. “He has come to terms with the fact that he cannot rule by begging and pleading with Kenyans the way he has been doing. He has to act tough and be firm because as Head of State, he has realised he personally carries the failures and successes of the country, and thus he has to lead from the front... and that is good for the country,” said Prof Anangwe.


    Confidence boost


    Munene Macharia of the United States International University seems to agree with this thinking. According to him, the tough-talking President is alive to the reality that too much bureaucracy in Government will rock the administration and undermine his own bid for a second term.


    “He has been fair on bureaucrats but by asserting himself he also wants to instill discipline in public service because when things are not working well, he bears the blame,” said Prof Munene.

    Standard Digital News - Kenya : Why Uhuru Kenyatta is on the warpath

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    Why Uhuru is 'distressed over ICC as Ruto braves the dock







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    The reality of President Uhuru Kenyatta being in the dock in The Hague and the unpredictability of the International Criminal Court (ICC) are some of the reasons the Head of State was “distressed” when his Deputy appeared before the court on Tuesday. Photo/ANN KAMONI/FILE

    By EMEKA-MAYAKA GEKARA

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    • The Deputy President on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to crimes against humanity charges in proceedings televised live from The Hague, Netherlands.
    • The proceedings are not only seen as an embarrassment but an assault on the presidency.
    • Inquiries by the Sunday Nation revealed that although there has been a strong push for him to call the court’s bluff, the President has maintained his commitment to co-operate with the ICC.

    The reality of President Uhuru Kenyatta being in the dock in The Hague and the unpredictability of the International Criminal Court (ICC) are some of the reasons the Head of State was “distressed” when his Deputy appeared before the court on Tuesday.



    In his maiden monthly media briefing on Thursday, State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the opening statements during the start of Deputy President William Ruto’s trial and comments by ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had distressed the President.



    Sources close to the presidency say President Kenyatta strongly feels that the ICC matter should go away as soon as possible.



    The Deputy President on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to crimes against humanity charges in proceedings televised live from The Hague, Netherlands.



    The President is also scheduled to stand trial before the court in November for alleged crimes against humanity.



    Attending the court has been a humbling experience for top leaders and President Kenyatta will be the first sitting Head of State to answer charges at the ICC, a situation his handlers are determined to prevent.

    Why Uhuru is
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    I thought the new Mombasa Port will ease up things? I hear the tourism revenues have slide down 7% and KQ is in bad books with the entrance of fastjet in the near future! so how will the trio partnership of coalition of willing work out to rescue Kenya economic misery if Dar just lowered tolls from US$500 to US$ 157 per truck? And global gold prices have rebounded and our inflation keeps dropping?
     
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    masha deno Member

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    your obsession with Kenya will kill you, kila wakati Kenya, Kenya kwani ni ------ wa mkeo? get a life even if inflation ya Tanzania itadrop hadi 00% utabaki kuwa maskini
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    I tell u even the one visa thing will not save ur butts from being whipped! Tanzania is a force to reckon with; our tourism is flourishing every month a new international route is established! I read Edelweiss will stop flying to Mombasa while Emirates is to start flying to Kilimanjaro soon. Greedy is paid right here on Earth! Rwanda tried to block Tanzanian trucks and u know what happened next? inflation!
     
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    hata wewe utabaki kuwa maskini tu,huna lotote umekalia kuwalamba miguu wahalifu.watu kama wewe ndio mnalirudisha bara la Africa nyuma..GEZA ULOLE kakupa fact ujio wa fast jet ni mwiba mchungu kwa KA,bandari ya Dar tumeshusha ushuru mezeni wembe.
     
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    ukweliusemwe Member

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    Its amazing how Tanzanians congregate to gossip Kenyans...they must really wish to be like us. No Kenyan bothers to talk about Tanzania ha! It really feels good to knw they're people who admire us
     
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    demulikuy JF-Expert Member

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    We just wonder how a nation can be lead by mass murderers!
     
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    ukweliusemwe Member

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    You believe lies that the west concoct to paint people black. Keep watching the Hague drama as it unfolds. And we thot Bashir and Melez were wrong... Again keep watching, and tell your President we dont want his support
     
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    boboo' Senior Member

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    Our brother Kenyans take it easy TZ It's a pivot of EAC. Calm down.
     
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    You sound so naive, its beyond ridiculous!

    The west has nothing to do with the debacle at the ICC. Its a bunch of damn MP's who took the cases there. Stop blaming the mess that your own folks created on the West. Thats a lie that the likes of you and your kind have been bandying around thinking that the more you talk about a lie, the more it becomes the truth. I bet you, if it was Raila at the dock non you ill advised people would be talking.

    Now you want Kenyans to gang up with dictators and murderers just because your tin god is on trial. How dare you quote Bashir and Zenawi on this forum! That paints a picture of where your moral compass is set and you want everybody to believe in your naivety!

    PS. Don't make some of us Kenyans (read 40 tribes) look bad.
     
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    BUHABU Member

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    maumivu ya kichwa huanza taratibu yetu macho tu.
     
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    well said mkuu..tell them.
     
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    Jammu Africa JF-Expert Member

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    Kizuri cha jiuza,,,,so if TZ is doing thaaat well,,you do not have to tell us.

    Kwahivyo,,,kama si kizuri,,,basi,,kitajitembeza,,ama kutembezwe,,,
    so,,may be,,,TZ is not doing that well,,for we do not see,,and that is
    why you want us,,to see,,,what we don't see:)

    And before flying past ,,,,,or whatever,,you have a big challenge,,before you,
    which we,,in Kenya has gone through,,and now we are working on the
    consequences,,,that is having a new constitution,,i hear that TZ will be dealing
    with this in 2015,,,have a government led by other people and not CCM
    all the time and that..will be the semblance that Tanzania is going
    places.

    Without,,that,,,,,he he ha ha,,,you are still,,in the infancy,,you can build
    everything but come down,,in seconds,,if you buid it,,in loose
    soil,, as is happening in places like Egypt where they were
    so advanced in almost everything,,but not,,in their political
    quarters.

    Come up with a new constitution,,,hope that Zanzibar will not
    break away,,,new arrangement in Tanzania and move away
    from CCM mentality,,,,for east Africa needs TZ but what we
    abhor is this,,,,,,,,, CCM mentality.
     
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    masha deno Member

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    you sound like a bitter woman, even if Bongolala, will "flourish" the truth is you will remain poor, huna lingine ila kuresearch how kenya is not doing well, Kenya! Kenya, Kenya ni mamako?
     
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    masha deno Member

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    naona unavyomtetea limbukeni mwenzako ..ujio wa fast jet una manufaa gani kwako ushawahi kupanda hiyo fast jet?? ushawahi kuagiza bidhaa through Dar port??? ..wacha mawazo ya kijinga,
     
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    Dr. Job JF-Expert Member

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    You dont need to call people names on this forum. You people make other Kenyans look bad with this arrogance that you are potraying here bwana Macharia. Have some decorum please.
     
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    Dr. Job JF-Expert Member

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    Can the Mods please put a leash on this guy?
     
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    MVUMBUZI JF-Expert Member

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    wajameni" we are member of the same family. If you're neighbor's house is on fire we don't have to stand aside and watch with laughter on our face but to do whatever possible to rescue the situation!!!! Since Tanzania and Kenya are like brother and sister, Lets comment diplomatically because we are supposed to strengthen our ties instead of weakening them.
     
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    Jammu Africa JF-Expert Member

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    You are trying to twist what the state house spokesman said,,,so as to fit you.

    We are passed that age when people spread funny rumors in the villages.

    The statehouse spokesman said that,,the president was stressed to
    see his deputy in the dock,,in a foreign land.


    Now,,ICC cases are on going,,everything in Kenya is functioning,
    the sun is rising and setting,,as usual,,but what is happening
    is that,,witnesses are running away,,,from Bensouda.
    :)

    Yesterday,,,a record of four (4) ICC witnesses said that they
    were not going to cooperate with the court.

    Then you talk about what the president,,may have said,,,,instead of
    mourning that,,,,,,,the ICC monster that was to deal with Kenya is no
    more than,,kuku amenyeshewa.:shock::)

    If this,,Ruto's case goes the way it is moving,,in that,,
    direction,,,a total embarrassment to ICC and Bensouda,,,do
    you think that,,Uhuru Kenyatta will be needed,,even to
    go to the Hague,,, kwa kua itakua imesambaratika
    kama
    ,,Babylon.

    People should learn,,,how,, to read the weather first,,
    and that is the,,political one,,and spare yourself,,,,total
    embarrassment.

    Once again,,ICC is going to nowhere,,it is a total failure
    to those who did put their desperate hopes in,,,,those
    enemies of Kenya,,,,who unashamedly called
    themselves,,eti Kenyans.




     
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    masha deno Member

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    hahaha! keep dreaming,