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Palaver - 08.04.11

By | April 8th 2011 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300


Picture this: A woman comes knocking at your office and asks for a chance to be your tea girl. The next thing you ask is her name, rural home, and where they could be married. No wonder the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairman Mzalendo Kibunjia is unhappy. A quick solution would be to give the fortysomething ministries to the fortysomething Kenyan tribes. But this would be cause for disaster. Kenya would be divided into millions of clans.

Now that the Office of the President is the leading in breaking law by having more than 90 per cent of workers coming from one community, which Government do we run to? You must be familiar with the ‘Tunaomba serikali’ statement.

Before the ‘Ocampo Six’ left for The Hague, Kenyans were treated to prayer meetings and rallies, where one man became the topic: Raila Odinga was the enemy, and exchange of words have come from both sides, Raila also having his share of ills in the exchange. It would be understandable that Ruto blames Raila for his misdemeanor, because he feels cheated since all he is accused of doing could have happened for the sake of having Raila get to power. Now, how is Raila involved in Uhuru Kenyatta’s problem with The Hague court?

What do you do when a US envoy passes information, especially that which you do not consider to be the truth, to his country through a cable? Well, it seems other countries cannot stand that and give the Wikileaks all that publicity as was the case in Kenya, ignoring the main players. Now, Ecuador, South America, has suspended the US ambassador there over the leaked cables, and President Rafael Correa is not sorry about it.

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And finally…

When ‘Ocampo Six’ return, expect more political rallies. Perhaps to tell Kenyans how it feels to be arraigned in such a court over international crimes. But remember the suspects have been warned against incitement.

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