Over the past few years, President Uhuru Kenyatta has behaved like the constitution is just a piece of ‘toilet’ paper.
There were rumors before, that the president ‘is not going anywhere’ and that that provision is what some sections of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is all about.
Uhuru Kenyatta, and in extension the Kenyatta family take Kenya as their property, that was bequeathed to them by the British.
The taking up of the management of the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) by the Jubilee regime was the first in the takeovers that Uhuru was planning so as to consolidate business interests.
Uhuru, through General Mohamed Badi of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), has taken over the most important town in Kenya.
Uhuru had already consolidated power through the handshake. But who wouldn’t?
Chief Justice David Maraga is like that train that comes into a level crossing without hooting and knocks down a car that was on its path, obliterating it completely. Uhuru Kenyatta was handed a knockout punch early this week when the CJ advised that Parliament (meaning both the Senate and National Assembly) should be dissolved because it has failed to live up to the provisions of the constitution regarding the two-thirds gender rule.
Maraga, in his ‘fear of God and fidelity to the constitution’, has scared the establishment and that is why KenyanBulletin.com predicts a disparate move.
Uhuru Kenyatta is in Eldoret today. (for the military recruits passing out parade)
The Commander in Chief (CiC) of the Kenya Defence Forces must tour strategic security installations such as the Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation (KOFC). KOFC manufactures military equipment such as small arms, bullets and related products.
There are barracks strategically scattered across Kenya; the famous one on the Rift Valley is the Lanet Barracks in Nakuru.
Rift valley is where the rebellion to his rule might come from, this is understandable because he has ‘bagged’ his historical opposition, Nyanza.
Uhuru continued to show a liking for the military and it is this direction that he wants to take.
It is clear now that the rumors that ‘Uhuru is young and cannot retire’ are not just rumors but a reality.
To use the words of Economist David Ndii, in the unpinned grenade handed by CJ Maraga to the president. Uhuru is not allowed to do anything, he is supposed to dissolve parliament and also resign and go home.
Maraga did a good thing because, this moment Uhuru cannot escape with ‘we shall revisit’, no, he cannot scratch his backside while addressing a crowd asking them, ‘who elected those people’. He has to resign together with his parliament,
However, for a man who has grown fond of the military, what do you think is the course of action?
Probably a huge curfew that will now be manned by the military, a suspension of the constitution and arrests of opponents.
As stated before, the belief that the British bequeathed this family with Kenya as their joint property cannot be ignored in the move by the Kenyattas to want to stay in power forever. At his death, Jomo had a lot of land but not money. Daniel Moi, an unwanted outsider is the one who helped them make money but it was not enough as when one is in charge.
You’ve seen the level of looting that has borne the name Relathieves. That’s it. That is a ‘we are here to stay because we have the political and financial muscle’, utado?
It is very likely that a full military takeover is the only way out now because, as a person, who has been disregarding court orders and the constitution, what else is there left to do?
He cannot with his wicked mouth claim that Maraga has flouted the constitution (claims of him not informing Parliament first, have emerged) because, what has Uhuru been doing all along, if not preparing the bed of anarchy? he cannot ignore as it has already been shown by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) that this will only embolden activists who will from now on (probably starting next week), make his next two years a living hell.
Perhaps, this is the moment that some in the oligarchy have been waiting for, a benevolent dictatorship.
But benevolent dictatorships require brains, which has been seriously lacking in that clan.