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Ulimwengu: Relax, JK, you aren’t Gaddafi and there is no mass movement to remove you... yet

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  1. CAMARADERIE

    CAMARADERIE JF-Expert Member

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    Source: The East African:  - Comment |Relax, JK, you aren

    Just as there are many ways to skin a cat, there are many ways to make a speech.

    One was shown some two weeks ago when Muammar Gaddafi made a public appearance soon after a section of his people had rebelled and were calling for his overthrow.In an emotionally charged tirade, Gaddafi punched the air, tugged at his shawl, and struggled with his elaborate headgear as he ranted against the rebellious crowds in various Libyan towns, calling them rats and cockroaches, among other nasty things.In another outburst, Kenyan Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta banged tables, clenched fists and wagged fingers as he railed against Raila, in a show of minimum decorum.


    Midway between the air-puncher in Tripoli and the table-banger in Nairobi, President Jakaya Kikwete made his own speech in Dar es Salaam in which he looked and sounded so under the weather that some of those who watched him wondered what had happened to him.


    It may be more because of bad speechwriters than poor delivery, but even the content left little clarity on the issues he attempted to tackle.

    Issues attaching to the escalation of the cost of living and worsening power cuts were dealt with in a manner that raised more questions than answers.

    At least when he dealt with the latest bomb explosions in an army depot in Dar es Salaam, his demeanour came across with the sombreness befitting a national funeral, but then he failed to point out the grave responsibility that the army chiefs and their political principals must bear for occasioning two major blasts in as many years, killing civilians, destroying homes and sowing panic.

    It is this failure to be tough on people and institutions under him that offsets his attack, in the same speech, on Chadema, the main opposition party, which has become Kikwete’s veritable nemesis.


    It’s not easy to understand the president when he asserts that Chadema leaders are intent on removing the government in place by force because there is nothing to suggest it in the records of what they have been saying. It is true they have been making some extravagant statements, such as giving the president a number of days to rectify this or that, but aren’t all these the usual gimmicks that politicians of all sorts resort to when they want to attract attention?

    That the CCM has lost ground in the esteem of the masses cannot be doubted, as the throngs at Chadema rallies indicate and as the results of last October’s elections showed.


    But that’s no reason to suggest that there will be, any time soon, a mass movement capable of toppling the government Tahrir-style.

    Indeed, breaches of the peace only take place when the police interfere with the people’s right to self-expression, as was made clear during the Arusha demos a few weeks ago. When bigger demos and mammoth rallies were held in the Lake Zone this last week and the police kept their distance, all was calm.
     
  2. Mzizi wa Mbuyu

    Mzizi wa Mbuyu JF-Expert Member

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    Ulimwengu kakua sasa, maana alikuwa anamuogopa sana Kikwete!
     
  3. K

    Kakalende JF-Expert Member

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    Safari hii Jenerali amekaa kwenye fence kuangalia upepo unaelekea wapi au ndio tathmini ya hali halisi?
     
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    Magogwajr JF-Expert Member

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    Thats general bwana! Tell him! He doesnt hv guts to stand agaist chadema and peoples power!
     
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    sekulu JF-Expert Member

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    Thats good statement hata kwa viongozi wengine wa CCM wanaokurupuka!
     
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    Ukwaju JF Bronze Member

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    Sasa Ulimwengu umesema na umeona mbali, CAMARADERIE asante kwa kutujuza hatua bado ni mbali sana heri tunyamaze
     
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    smz JF-Expert Member

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    Ulimwengu,

    kaka yangu angalia wasije wakasema tena wewe siyo raia wa Tz. Si unawajua??
     
  8. CAMARADERIE

    CAMARADERIE JF-Expert Member

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    Nadhani wasaidizi wake ndio wamepaniki zaidi kuliko yeye...hivyo wanamtia joto la bure tuu
     
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    Horseshoe Arch JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania ni kisiwa cha amani...misiba itawafika wenzetu tu! Relax Dr...Relax kiongozi mzuri!
     
  10. CAMARADERIE

    CAMARADERIE JF-Expert Member

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    Sina hakika na hili....akue mara ngapi?
     
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    Horseshoe Arch JF-Expert Member

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    Siita sifa..maana sifa haichagui pakukaa,hata pasipostahili..unayedhani anastahili sifa anamsifu unayedhani hastahili sifa!...Ulimwengu ni mpambanaji wa muda mrefu,sina shaka nae hata kidogo! Kimya cha mwenye kuelewa mambo kina mwangwi mkubwa kuliko kelele za asiyejua!
     
  12. Zak Malang

    Zak Malang JF-Expert Member

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    Camaraderie: Hukuimalizia makala yote ya Jenerali katika post yako, uliacha paragraph zifuatazo:

    The president should quit worrying about Chadema and stop giving them free publicity.

    Instead, he should concentrate on delivering on his promises, which are legion, and purging his party and government of the rot of corruption, which is the main reason why his people are tired.

    It will not wash to tell the opposition to stop campaigning because the elections are over, because, simply, they are not. There are by-elections coming that will feed into 2015.

    Gaddafi has reason to worry – his people want him out, his accounts abroad have been frozen, and he could be fingered by Ocampo - although he has remembered that those rats and cockroaches are "my children."

    Uhuru has cause to worry: Ocampo wants him, and his presidential prospects look murky.

    Kikwete has none of these worries.


    Jenerali Ulimwengu, chairman of the board of Raia Mwema newspaper, is a political commentator and civil society activist based in Dar es Salaam. E-mail: jenerali@gmail.com
     
  13. CAMARADERIE

    CAMARADERIE JF-Expert Member

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    Unajua tena mwajiri pro-CCM
     
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