Mr. President, now is the time to dismiss one Francis Kimemia


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Mr. President, now is the time to dismiss one Francis Kimemia


Updated Saturday, June 8th 2013 at 22:37 GMT +3 By Donald B Kipkorir

That Raila Amolo Odinga was twice refused entry to his usual VIP lounge should be the last straw that broke the camel's back. In any democracy, whenever there is a moral or decision lapse, an individual or individuals take the fall.

In this instance, President Uhuru Kenyatta has to dismiss
Francis Kimemia even if there is no direct culpability. For the country to find its moral compass in leadership, we have to have a break with yesterday. Kimemia represents all that is wrong with yesterday.

Some think that the issue of where Raila lounges at the airport is trivial. Far from it. If power is abused by junior officers purportedly acting on instructions from on high, it is symptomatic of systemic failure. Many may not be enamoured with Raila, but an undeniable fact of history, is that without his courage, many of the freedoms we enjoy now, may be absent. In 2007, the defunct IIEC under the inept leadership of Samwel Kivuitu [1939-2013] botched the conduct of the General Elections such that he didn't know who won.

In the ensuing chaos, we descended to hell and butchered each other, and committed arson and rape in such primitive scale that had the Western world not intervened, we would be Somalia 3.0.

To get out of hell, we enacted the National Accord & Reconciliation Act, 2008, that basically created a joint presidency. Raila may have been called Prime Minister, but for all intents and purposes, he was co-president with Mwai Kibaki.

Richard Nixon [1913-1994] US 37th President was re-elected in a landslide on November 7, 1972. Later, it came out that in the night of June 17, same year, members of his re-election team had burgled the offices of the rival Democratic Party and wiretapped it. The wire-tapping didn’t damage the Democratic campaigns much nor assist Nixon's re-election. But the moral lapse in allowing the burglary and the cover-up led to resignation of the President on August 9, 1974. Because of the Watergate Scandal, Nixon remains in ignominy as the worst US president ever.

Recently, the United States Inland Revenue Services had to have its top two Commissioners, Steven T. Miller and Joseph H. Grant resign after it transpired that they were overly harsh in scrutiny of Republican-friendly tax-exempt organisations. Taking responsibility for moral lapses is therefore part of the democratic rubric.

Many still think that the office Kimemia occupies is as powerful as before. President Kenyatta has taken away the powers that were in the Office of the Head of Civil Service and transferred them to Cabinet secretaries Anne Waiguru of Devolution & Planning, and to Joseph ole Lenku of Internal Security and National Co-ordination. What remains with Kimemia is a shell called Secretary to the Cabinet, which is basically a chronicler, or as you may call it, a clerk in Cabinet meetings.

His office no longer has any other powers. His position is near equal if not less than that of a Principal Secretary. Yet many seem not to understand that Kimemia can no longer issue circulars on behalf of the Presidency unless inviting Cabinet Secretaries for meetings.

In 1919, Prime Minister David Lloyd George [1863-1945] of Britain appointed Maurice Hankley [1877-1963] as the first Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Civil Service. There, begun the chequered history of this office in the Commonwealth. More often than not, this office became the most powerful in each of the commonwealth countries outside the Presidency or the office of the Prime Minister. In Kenya, each holder of this office developed outsize power, ego and wealth. Kenyatta mercifully, has ended this line of un-elected Prime Ministers.

As a civil servant, Kimemia ought at all times to be politically neutral. Neutrality in civil service is pure common sense. Civil servants are to serve whichever politician is elected. Kimemia, either, directly, or by perception has broken all the rules of civil service. We have not forgotten the complaints by our Chief Justice Willy Mutunga who was barred from travelling out of JKIA by a junior officer who also cited a circular from Kimemia.

Our President can help us move forward by relieving Kimemia of any title. Now is the time for Kimemia to go home.

Standard Digital News - Kenya : Mr. President, now is the time to dismiss one Francis Kimemia
 
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Naunga mkono hoja. Kimemia is a disaster.
 
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Inaonekana ya kuwa kihistoria nchi za jumuia ya madola ilikuwa imewapa makatibu wa utumishi wa umma wana nguvu kubwa kwa kuwa hutegemea nguvu ya rais au waziri mkuu maana wako karibu nao . Ili wakati umefika kwa watu hawa kuwa na mipaka ya madaraka yao.
 
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Graft body wants Kimemia out

The anti-corruption commission has opposed the nomination of Mr Francis Kimemia as Secretary to the Cabinet.

The Saturday Nation Friday established that the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) had written to Parliament asking members not to approve the outgoing Head of Public Service's nomination as the first holder of the position.

The commission argued Mr Kimemia had abused his current office and that he had been involved in corruption.

Political bias

Based on the letter, the parliamentary committee that vetted Mr Kimemia questioned him on allegations of involvement in various corruption matters, allegations of political bias, favouritism and nepotism.

He denied the allegations.

In particular, the committee asked about his role in the 2013 presidential campaigns in which he was accused of favouring one side. He denied the accusations.

Mr Kimemia promised to ensure recommendations of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission were fully implemented.

Mr Kimemia said he will fast-track the preparation of a Cabinet memo showing how the report will be implemented and bring it to the National Assembly within the next 21 days.

He told the Parliamentary Committee on Administration and National Security that according to the Constitution, the report has to be implemented within six months.

He, however, said the onus was on the National Assembly to either approve or reject it.

Responding to questions by members of the committee, Mr Kimemia said there are more than 100 Cabinet memos that require to be implemented by the new Cabinet and that he will give them priority.

A committee member, Mr Mohammed Shidiye (Ladgera), had expressed concern over failure by civil servants to implement good programmes and ideas proposed by the Cabinet.
Mr Kimemia said he will treat it as a key agenda if he is confirmed.


The nominee also outlined his plans for the office and said he will ensure that the executive does not slow down Parliament's legislative agenda.

"There is a lot of business and the Cabinet needs to work closely with Parliament," he added.

He said he will ensure that all crucial Bills are not delayed at Cabinet level.

He promised to ensure constitutional Bills that must be passed by the August constitutional deadline are speeded up for tabling in to Parliament.

Speaking in a National Assembly sitting last week, Majority Leader Aden Duale said all crucial constitutional Bills that are supposed to be enacted within the next two months should be tabled at the floor of the House for deliberation.

At yesterday's vetting meeting, Mr Kimemia outlined his vision for the security sector terming it a priority for the Jubilee government.

He told MPs that a National Security Council will be established immediately the Cabinet secretary in charge of security assumes office.

Protocol wars

On the protocol to be followed on Madaraka Day, he said County Commissioners will read the presidential speech but Governors will be the last to speak during the functions.

They will also be allowed to read their own speeches.

The directions have been made to avoid a clash between the two offices, which have previously waged supremacy battles.

Graft body wants Kimemia out - News - nation.co.ke
 
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Uhuru hawezi kumtimua Kimemia kwani jamaa anafanya kazi yenye baraka zote toka juu (read: toka kwa Uhuru na Ruto).

Kimemia sidhani kama anaweza tu kujiamulia mambo kama hayo ya kumdhalilisha Odinga peke yake bila ufahamu wa hao watuhumiwa wa uhalifu dhidi ya ubinadamu.
 
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hivi huyu ndie yule (------Must go?) au ni mwingine
 
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hivi huyu ndie yule (------Must go?) au ni mwingine
Yule anaitwa amos kimunya alikuwa waziri wa fedha enzi hizo, na aliyekuwa anatoa hoja kuhusu kuondoka kwa kimunya anaitwa khalwale kwa sasa ni seneta, ingia you tube andika kimunya must go , utaona hiyo kitu, tamu sana
 
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Kimemia is doing his job well, kimemia for president!
 
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Uhuru hawezi kumtimua Kimemia kwani jamaa anafanya kazi yenye baraka zote toka juu (read: toka kwa Uhuru na Ruto).

Kimemia sidhani kama anaweza tu kujiamulia mambo kama hayo ya kumdhalilisha Odinga peke yake bila ufahamu wa hao watuhumiwa wa uhalifu dhidi ya ubinadamu.
Kweli kabisa Mkuu.
 
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Why is Odinga treated this way?
 

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