kenya.....kritique

Nairobi politics, football, conspiracy theories and related propaganda

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

PAC REPORT ON ANGLO-FLEECING.....a disappointment

Parliament formally adopted the report of the watchdog Public Accounts Committee, giving the Government the green light to investigate key figures in the Administration and to implement a raft of recommendations within two months.

While this is indeed laudable, somehow I sense a deliberate attempt by PAC (and by extension ODM) to cast aspersions on the integrity of the president.
This may seem to be in defense of the president but "in doing so, MPs accepted that President Kibaki himself was fully aware of the affair because he was briefed by former anti-corruption czar John Githongo. And specifically, the House rubber-stamped for action the recommendation that the conduct of Vice-President Moody Awori should be investigated over the procurement of the Sh2.7 billion passports system from Anglo Leasing."
to quote The Nation.

Githongo did this country proud by exposing the endemic corruption especially in the sensitive security procurement sector. In the process though, he exposed the presidency. God forbid if he ever taped the president! That would be high treason!

Anyway that's besides the point.

Indeed all those implicated in the scam should face the full wrath of the law.
Mwiraria, Awori, Muthaura et al...should be prosecuted NOT investigated as per what the PAC recommended.
Talk of politicians being selfish!
No wonder the whole house adopted the entire report by acclamation.They Ofcourse knew that investigations in Kenya, always come a cropper.

The PAC in its findings also called for Kiraitu's investigation for attempted cover-up of the scandal. Poor fella! Kiraitu is one of the brightest brains this country has ever produced. It's a shame he allowed himself to be sucked into the corrupt system.
Isn't it ironic one Murangaru is actually missing from the list of those to be investigated?
A lucky one ,this man from Kieni!
The wider ramifications of this adoption is that the President will have to order his officers to appear before Pac and to give evidence before the committee on the 18 Anglo Leasing-type contracts because they are barred from appearing before the committee without his permission.
Our public service, and all its ineptitude?? I dont expect much from the officer. Given the fact
that some may have benefitted from the same scandals and many others in the past, we should not expect them to implicate themselves. They will protect their interests and those of their masters at all costs

The KACC is expected to "speed up" its investigations into the scandal and present its report.
What a load of crap!
"speed up"
in Kenya is equivalent to consulting, summoning, arraigning and other juicy terms that are meant to slow down the process, while giving a false impression of swift (in)action!!
I can proclaim that we will never get to the bottom of anglo-leasing and indeed all those so called "18 anglo-leasing type" contracts' scandals!!
Not in this term. probably after 2012! (yea thats right, after Kibaki's second term)
I began by questioning the insinuation by PAC that the president was privy and probably consented to the affair.
This is not only outrightly malicious, but its an affront on the integrity of the presidency and indeed of the people of kenya.
One cannot fail to notice a veiled attempt by Kanu ( and probably ODM) to settle political scores.

Therefore, all those who tried to rip us off, should be castrated and hanged (for lack of a worse punishment)
Those who tried to assist them in one way or the other yani akina awori, muthaura, kiraitu etc
should be prosecuted and barred from public offices in future!!
The politico-hotheads who are trying to reap maximum polical capital from this scandal,
akina uhuru, raila (in short odm) should fuck off to siberia or mars, for all i care!
Mwishoe, Githongo should come back home. His continued dalliance with western powers
smirks of unpatriotism!


ps.
THE LITTLE GENERAL ELECTION
Following last week's tragedy and the subsequent final rites, the political knives are being sharpened and readied for battle!
In as much as I have tried to find a shred of dignity in one Agwambo, I simply cannot.
He was the first to delve into the issue of the by-elections. Barely hours after the burials,
YANI HE COULD NOT LET US MOURN OUR LEADERS TO OUR HEARTS CONTENT?
What does the dude do? he comes out with his usual crap on the supposed ODM/LDP strategy.
Anyway he is a politician. They never learn.
One thing he must note is that Nakuru will never elect any of his psycophants!!
I can bet my ass on this. Judging by the referendum results for Nakuru, ODM knows its
will never reign in Nakuru. Infact whoever wants to contest Nakuru's seat, had better allign himself with Kibaki.
Its pretty simple really, The majority of the electorate in Nakuru is basically KIUK... hate it, but thats a fact! Need I say more?

As for the other vacant seats, They will prove a testing ground for ODM's fickle unity. KANU is bound to be wounded and I doubt if LDP will not be tempted to field its psycophants in the four Nothern Kenya seats.
Their fallout might actually gift NARC which could concievably win a seat or two.
All in all the power is now in our hands.

15 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Blogger deeply pertubed said…

    On the risk of been accused of stalking you I must comment on this. Th PAC reort comes as a cropper as i dont see anything credible rather than what we Know from Githongo to be added to the investigations and this being Kenya nothing will come of it ( Tempted to give list of all previous reports but will be too much for this space). So that is a none starter as we are now seeeing the beginning of the end for the anglo leasing scam (ever noticed anything parliament touches fizzles out mysteriously?).
    On the ODM/LDP/KANU ( Read Raila/ Uhuru-Moi) issue we all knew that the end was near and now being the time we dont need to aggrevate their demise as the writtings are on the walls. Lets sit back and enjoy the show!

     
  • At Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Blogger Shiroh said…

    I dont know what to say,. let the Anglo leasing issue be treated with the subjectivity it deserves.

    Of course Raila must have seen the death of the MPs as a time to prove his point that he is a power hungry individual

     
  • At Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Blogger BlueSwift said…

    kritik,
    Well, here i go again, your alter ego if you may. Interesting thoughts there, and i hear you bro.
    A few comments from me though. The PAC report will most likely come to a cropper coz its the gava which is supposed to act on its recommendations, well, and the culprits are gava friendly.
    That ODM could be settling political scores is not in contention but hey, i wonder which politician wouldnt; starve them of the opportunity and well, they might as well be waiting for Godot.

    Something else, you should know is that there is a marked difference between the "person of the president" and the "(office of the)presidency". In a democracy the former is dispensable,the later is sancrosanct, are we democratic?
    if Githongo's stuff is any credible then, well i dont see how any aspersions have been cast against the presidency, if not then and only then does it become "not only outrightly malicious, but its an affront on the integrity of (the president) the presidency and indeed of the people of kenya". Since noone is providing evidence to the contrary then, sad as it may be, Githongo's evidence points to the fact that the president, was all aware of the goings on, and thus an accomplice.
    Anyway the question that begs to be answered is what is more important; the ODM guys doing whatever to Siberia......or fighting corruption from the very top, the only effective way?
    Kibaki winning in 2007?? Hmmmm not without a shadow of doubt. He needs to deal with Anglo Leasing and "kikuyuphobia". Remember it only needs one "kalonzo tosha" statement from one Raila (even if just to spite Kibs) and the hens will come home to roost.

     
  • At Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Blogger BlueSwift said…

    kritik,
    Well, here i go again, your alter ego if you may. Interesting thoughts there, and i hear you bro.
    A few comments from me though. The PAC report will most likely come to a cropper coz its the gava which is supposed to act on its recommendations, well, and the culprits are gava friendly.
    That ODM could be settling political scores is not in contention but hey, i wonder which politician wouldnt; starve them of the opportunity and well, they might as well be waiting for Godot.

    Something else, you should know is that there is a marked difference between the "person of the president" and the "(office of the)presidency". In a democracy the former is dispensable,the later is sancrosanct, are we democratic?
    if Githongo's stuff is any credible then, well i dont see how any aspersions have been cast against the presidency, if not then and only then does it become "not only outrightly malicious, but its an affront on the integrity of (the president) the presidency and indeed of the people of kenya". Since noone is providing evidence to the contrary then, sad as it may be, Githongo's evidence points to the fact that the president, was all aware of the goings on, and thus an accomplice.
    Anyway the question that begs to be answered is what is more important; the ODM guys doing whatever to Siberia......or fighting corruption from the very top, the only effective way?
    Kibaki winning in 2007?? Hmmmm not without a shadow of doubt. He needs to deal with Anglo Leasing and "kikuyuphobia". Remember it only needs one "kalonzo tosha" statement from one Raila (even if just to spite Kibs) and the hens will come home to roost.
    Cheers man.

     
  • At Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Blogger kritik said…

    c'mon bswift!! Kibaki's style is "delegate". He appoints his ministers and delegates executive authority to them. The ones who chose to abuse that authority are rats who should be purged!
    Kibaki may have been in the "know", but that does not make him an accomplice.
    as for githongo,he did what he did, but his mode is what irks me.
    he shud come back home and stop this moonlighting with the western world.
    Believe me, raila will neva say "ng'ombe tosha" or "whoever tosha"
    unless ofcourse its "tinga tosa"!!!
    even if he did, Kenyans are not that stupid to fall blindly for the second time!!
    as for kikuyuphobia, thats debatable!!


    shiroh.. i fully concur..
    as for raila, he must now be in a drunken stupor..only that he is drunk with (lack of) power!!
    i cant wait for the day he will screw kalonzo!

    d-pertubed, the show begun a long time ago. the players were not able to muster their scripts. Poor odm/ldp..indeed the end is nigh!!

     
  • At Thursday, April 20, 2006, Blogger BlueSwift said…

    kritik,
    Well,it looks like you dont have a good grasp of what delegation involves.You delegate tasks but the ultimate responsibility and accoutability lies in you who is delegating.
    Having knowledge of a crime being commited IS a crime in itself, am sure shiroh will agree with me there.It is called abeting crime, being an accessory to crime.
    What do you want Githongo to come and do at home? Pick coffee berries in Kiambu? The guy has a nice job, an adoring audience wherever he goes. What more can a man ask for?
    Anyway, the guy knew (and still knows) that he was stepping on some very powerful toes. He is simply saving his skin. Believe you me, he is not having a ball wherever he is. He simply cant be safe in Kenya. Remember the senior CID officer who was assassinated on New Year's eve for being effective in his investigation on a smuggling ring?
    We could go on and on and on...you can hold and air your opinion about Raila/ODM, I wont deny you that, but remember one thing...that guy sure is dynamic and has a way of setting the political agenda of the day. If i were his political foe i wouldnt sit pretty coz of the disunity-real or perceived- in his camp, but then that is just my considered opinion. Still he remains the only politician commanding a cult like support, nay following, from about 1 million voters and you know in democracy numbers count.

    Anyway, whats your take on the Auditor General's report?

     
  • At Thursday, April 20, 2006, Blogger dangerously_shy said…

    Kritik, exactly why should Githongo leave all the comforts that have been more or less served up on a silver platter by the UK government all in the name of patriotism lol..somehow I do not see it happening..

    Interesting blog btw

     
  • At Friday, April 21, 2006, Blogger kritik said…

    welcome d-shy..
    my beef with githongo is cos of his continued moonlighting with the west.
    as for the comforts, am sure he had the same back in kenya while being the ethics p.s.
    si u jua how govt officials in kenya live like kings and queens?
    awache upumbavu na arudi kenya.
    nyayo hse is no more so am sure his balls are safe!!

     
  • At Sunday, April 23, 2006, Blogger Askinstoo said…

    Very nice! I found a place where you can
    make some nice extra cash secret shopping. Just go to the site below
    and put in your zip to see what's available in your area.
    I made over $900 last month having fun!
    make extra money

     
  • At Monday, April 24, 2006, Blogger tomas said…

    being the kenyan I am let me take this opportunity to give my 1 bob opinion in a place full of 2 cents opinion!!!
    hehehehehe!
    They're not guilty !!!
    this is a complex ODM plot in collabo with some gvt haters to bring down Kiraitu & CO.

     
  • At Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Blogger KenyanMusings said…

    Hey. I rememeber was supposed to hook you up.
    The web page is http://daily.nchiyetu.com/ .

    Send an email to Deno, and ask him to add your webpage to the NYD page. Send him yo blog add as well.
    Hie Email is; denis (dot) gikunda (at) gmail (dot) com

    Then let me know if you are successful.
    P.s, hiyo denis iko na 'n' moja....LOL, hivo tu nimeandika...do not add your own things. Tihihih

    else. Pole. ala! there was anaa bill? Tihihihi, sori.

    I hope your week is coming on vizuri.

     
  • At Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Blogger Jay said…

    Eh mzee, ati there was anaa bill? Pole sana. I will revenge you next time.

    Now, where is the expose you promised?

     
  • At Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Blogger kritik said…

    thanx KM...for the lesson in spelling...
    ati "hiyo n ni moja.." ha haa....
    msK, what expose?
    coming soon lakini.........

     
  • At Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Blogger bankelele said…

    Too much credit is given to ODM. Githongo never meant to bring down the government - he just found some things going on that profoundly disturbed him

     
  • At Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Blogger dangerously_shy said…

    Lol..eti awache upumbavu na arudi?? doubt that will happen, i cannot even begin to explain that mans love for kfc chicken, i and am sure all the staff there can set their watch by him vile he is a regular tee hee...

    Anyway if word on the street is true, he is more or less sorted huku, and whilst u say nyayo house is no more i suspect with the things in store for him if he rudis then a stint in nyayo house wld have been like a day out..

     

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

 
POLITICS AND PROPAGANDA