- Jan 22, 2013
First off, what does the KE Constituion say about such appointments?...they are illegal and against the doctrine which clearly points out that politicians cannot be appointed to such posts. The son of Jomo violated this when he appointed Balala and Ngilu to Cabinet positions. With reackless abandon he continues to trample on this precious document while being applauded by the Jubilee retrogrades. The Jubilee doctrine was, cabinet secretaries are to be sourced out to 'civilians', Ngilu and Balala having been expedient and unavoidable rewards, also to buttress Kamba and perceived coastal support. The nomination of Nkaissery is therefore readable as full of mischief. Questions to be asked....
1. Did he consult with the ODM fraternity, or is this a roadside broadside. A blatant attempt to weakening by poaching an opposition stalwart and use him, simultaneously, to buy goodwill for Jubilee in his grassroots area (where the fallen Lenku hails)? A bandage of a stone that kills two birds at a go?
2. William Ruto has made it repeatedly clear there is no room for a coalition government. When Raila talked of dialogue, Jubilee kingpins laughed, saying Agwambo was angling for cabinet posts, which would under no circumstances be availed. So are the government guys eating their words today?
3. This can also be read as an opening gambit for the rejected dialogue with CORD! In which case Kenyatta would be wisening up, to the fact that the Jubilee social base, regardless of all hype of the tyranny of numbers, is too narrow to face the security situation as it now unfolds. Security is an important docket, surrendering it to the opposition is brave --even desperate, but clearly, a statement of yes, a coalition government is negotiable.
NB: It is a dangerous admission of inaptitude and failure for the commander in chief to look for a General, retired or not, from the much-dismissed opposition benches, to hold the national fort against marauders from across and abroad. It means within the government side, only minions and incompetent buffoons are on the cards.
4. The terrorism is Shabaab by all intelligence available. Shababus are the army's cup of tea. It is the KDF stirring the hornet's nest across, and failing to deal with the dispersed wasps. It aint a Kenyan Police primary responsibility. So Kimaiyo is an easy pick to sacrifice; the real incompetent man is of course the leader of KDF, the General Karangi. --His army is in Somali pacifying terrorists, well, he has left the belly of kenya wide open for terrorist massacres!...while at the same time benefiting from the illicit trade in charcoal as pointed out in an earlier report.
You all saw Karangi in action at Westgate, you think he is any better in Somalia proper? The problem is that he is too powerful to sack! And the son of Jomo better beware the limits of prince's power, even if a make-believe president.