Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Give up? Never; we won't!
Gen Jeremiah Mutinda Kianga
Lt Gen Augustino Stephen Karanu Njoroge
The pressure continues to pile on the illegitimate regime in Kenya .
It is now emerging that the Ugandan army men are actually in Western Kenya (Western and Nyanza)and there are many more that have been sourced from that country (about 3,000) to prop up Kibaki, just incase.
You may be wondering why Michuki is now taking a hardline stance. At the rate things are going, we may be headed for a military solution. We are made to understand that Kibaki and his ilk had to seek the assistance of Museveni when the Kenya army defied orders to go out of the barracks to go and quell the civil unrest.
The rumour that General Kianga, Chief of General Staff (CGS) had resigned is no rumour. He did resign following a disagreement on how things were being done at Department of Defence army headquarters. He could not take it any more, that his junior a Gen.Njoroge was giving orders to the army and bypassing him!
However, on the other hand, the pro-ODM army units who are a majority were of the resolved opinion that should General Kianga quit and Gen.Njoroge take over as CGS then the army was bound to do something nasty.
It left the Kibaki group with no option but to plead with Gen.Kianga to stay on for another two or three months while th ey sorted things out. Gen Kianga has never categorically denied this allegation that he had resigned. Something he should have done were it not true.
If you did not know, Raila is most popular presidential material among the military ranks and police.
Based on these facts and a myriad other complications relating to the armed units of the country, the Uganda army is the only option and Museveni is more than willing to assist Kibaki having played the same game himself.
This development of inviting Uganda army into Kenya has irked the Kenya army so much and it may be one point for which th ey may never forgive Kibaki.
Real statesmen in Africa are far in between. Museveni, Moi and Kibaki do not qu ali fy one iota.
The Michuki and Karua group were counting on the US support militarily and diplomatically, but with shifting of alliances and the firm position taken by the US government end of last week, th ey are feeling lost.
In the `mwoto mwoto;chini kwa chini' news networks, it is also emerging that Kibaki was sworn in at 2.00pm. What happened at 4:45pm as televised by KBC was a recorded version.
You doubt that? Watch that clip again and check out the shadows.
The Law Society of Kenya and the Kenya Human Rights Commission are so right in raising the issues relating to these illeg ali ty of Kibaki being in office.
And for the Wananchi, th ey are arguing (and rightfully so) that since the national anthem was not played when Kibaki was sworn in, he is not president yet.
I also read this observation in the press the other day that Kibaki did the wrong thing by not handing back the army sword that symbolizes state power before the winner of the election was announced. The army failed in its responsibility or was General Kianga frustrated?
In essence, what should have happened is that starting from the first date of the election period, Kibaki is supposed to have handed over the instruments of power as CIC to General Kianga. Very much the same way it was done during the Moi – NARC transition. General Kibwana handled this very well, picture perfect.
General Kianga would have then handed over the instruments of Commander in Chief of the army to the winner of the election upon announcement of the winner by ECK. Thus, the ECK alerts the army boss, the army boss gets the parade and band ready. The instruments are then transferred formally at a designated ceremony.
But we are de ali ng with `wakora' here.
When Raila talks of a civilian coup de tat, many do not fathom the weightiness of that statement.
Kibaki and his ilk should know he is in quicksand.
Kenya is experiencing the biggest travesty of the law like no other ion the whole world!
The law apart, procedure was not followed.
Should the East Africa Court have been well in place, in power and structure; these are the kinds of issues that such an institution would handle.(Kenya Election Debacle)
We have every reason to holler good people!
Give up? Never; we won't!
Source: Mwananchi wa Kenya!