Miguna Miguna, former advisor to Prime Minister Raila Odinga while launching his book, Peeling Back the Mask, recently dropped a bombshell when he claimed that he has incriminating evidence that could send many politicians to The Hague.
Before we could say Jack Robinson, Miguna was gone to Canada and in came Tony Gachoka, guns blazing. Another ‘former’ in the PM’s office, who claims to have crucial information that might interest ICC.
The 2007 PEV was the worst atrocity ever witnessed on our soil since independence. Why has it taken these Kenyans this long to make their revelations? And why do they find it appropriate to reveal this information now?
Are we supposed to view them as heroes, villains or both? For ‘sleeping’ on such crucial evidence, if indeed they have it, they can only be villainous heroes or heroic villains. Sad.
Business unusual at JKIA entrance
It is said that old habits die hard. That seems to be the case for security officers stationed at entry of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, who have in the past been accused of corruption.
According to a concerned city resident, officers still solicit bribes from motorists entering or leaving the airport.
“Police at the entrance continue to harass the public who drive to the airport either to receive or send off their loved ones,” she complains.
Motorists, she alleges, are stopped and harassed on flimsy grounds to extort bribes. In her understanding, officers at the entry are only supposed to carry out security checks and not to “invoke traffic rules”. And even if they are supposed to do so, she says it is wrong for them to ask for bribes while threatening that “passengers would not be allowed to travel”.
The complainant accuses the Director, Kenya Airports Authority and the Commissioner of Police of not doing enough to root out the rot at the entrance.