William Ruto is better off shaping his career as a money launderer and fraudster than a country’s executive. He is neck dip in dirt. How he shakes that off will be refreshing to watch. If anything Ruto has amassed enough wealth to buy the current legal setup as it is.
What begs answers in the acquittal of William Ruto, Sammy Mwaita and Joshua Kulei is not the inability of the judges to find them guilty but whether Kenyans will get justice in addressing this matter that sits uneasily on taxpayers’ money. Also disconcerting is the fact that five of the witnesses died during the trials.
We live in interesting times. How else does one describe a situation where a first lady descends on the President’s principal deputy and shreds his image to near smithereens? Then the silence from the chief executive continues to be audible enough to allow the simmering of a battering from a non-government operative, on an elected personality way above her peer.
Gideon Mbuvi aka Sonko is on record for having said that his inappropriate dress code for parliament was because “I represent the youth”. As far as anyone can remember, of the 210 constituencies in Kenya, none answers to the tag of “youth constituency.”
There is an ongoing chorus couched as rhetoric, or even narrative that William Ruto is defending the interests of “the community.” Then while at it he also plays the pretender to the presidency come 2012, which every Kenyan is quite within their pedigree to dream and aspire to.
President Mwai Kibaki’s recent appointments to the judicial offices that have been widely referred to as unconstitutional, coming hot on the heels of his Eldoret reconciliation rally magnifies impunity and illuminates the attendant dangers when the population of a nation does not play critical roles in major milestones of a country.
Continuous monitoring of the various functions in any operation improves harmony, which is key to higher efficiency. To achieve high-level synergy, internal audit acting under the auspices of quality assurance ought to play the bridge between different departments in organizations.
In times of heightened political activities, Raila Odinga strides Kenya like a colossus. He has successfully exemplified astounding physical and mental strength. This individual has been propelled by the desire to plant in the people a warning that things are not yet so good and that Kenya is not out of the woods yet.
The flurry of activity by foreign governments in Southern Sudan in the run-up to the Jan. 9 vote is not without cause. That is why our forefathers argued that dogs howl and bite one another only because a cow has died, something meaty is at stake and it is juicy. Southern Sudan perfectly fits this analogy because indeed there is cause for the flurry of intense activity – what with meaty and juicy stakes?
Looking back on 2010 certainly summarizes a region in limbo and in every sphere of life. May the powers of Heaven look down upon this region and plant a lasting revolution. A revolution without blood, suffering and misery will be more like it. Respect for life and especially life of the lowly needs to be heightened by the political class.
To be just is to follow the maxim of piety. On this basis, the police must act on Mbuvi, even if the Makadara people and Karua will get upset over their Sonko’s “targeting.” Karua, whose salvo against graft and rot is currently very indiscriminately lethal, is conspicuously quiet on this matter of law and impunity.
Having realized that South Sudan was no longer a viable colony following their short stint there, the British colonialists mortgaged it to the North. They basically handed the South off to the former Egyptian colony – North Sudan – contrary to conventional dictum that put the South in the hands of Southerners.