You Have Such Big Walls And Fence But The killer Lives Inside With You.

The absolute painful tragedy of the gruesome murder of  Mr. Tob Cohen has some big ironies we need to learn from.

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019-09-13-dci-boss-kinoti-describes-dutch-tycoon-cohens-murder-as-gruesome/

This apparently humble old guy comes to Kenya falls in love with Ms. Sarah Wairumu.

They get married and move into this huge mansion with giant walls and gates and all the security money can buy but the person who ends up killing Mr. Cohen is the one helping him to fix the walls.

His killer is in the house with him. This time his wife. Nothing can protect you from that. Many times it has been the husband or male lover doing the killing. So let’s not kid ourselves. This is serious crime and regardless of gender, the perpetrators must be severely punished.

But this is really a sad moment for everyone.

It reminds you of may be some people living large in these big houses with immense wealth but may be they have cancer or some other stuff which is going to kill them right in there in those big houses.

Life is complicated business. But we still prefer to live  it. It is beautiful.

But this Wairimu killer is worse than cancer. Killing you is not enough for her. You will be cut in pieces and deposited in an underground septic tank which is then cemented afresh on top. Looks like a perfect plan.

It looks like the Dutch investigators helped the incompetent Kenyan cops to comb the place and find the body. Kinoti and his chaps at DCI were busy detaining Wairimu for 14 days asking her to tell them where his husband was.

Good luck with that.

You think she is going to tell you she buried him in a septic tank? Of course not. This is big money and big houses on the line here.

You can detain her for a year and you are getting nothing as far as where Mr. Tob Cohen’s or his body is at.

Somehow some people brought serious investigators. And may be someone saw the fresh cement on the septic tank and it looked suspicious. They dig it and bingo the dead guy is in the shit tank in bits and pieces.

Before that my friend Murgor an excellent comes in ready to get Wairimu out of detention and almost succeeds. I have had a strange relationship with Murgor.

We first met at Industrial Area Remand Prison after the 1982 coup attempt. Phillip Murgor was one of the 67 students arrested and kept at INDA.

One day we had a fight because that is the day Rateng’ Oginga Ogego was sentenced to jail for having been involved in the coup. Rateng’ told the court he was as guilty as hell on those charges and the only regret he had was that the coup failed.

Rateng’ promised the court that next time it will not fail. Rateng’ frightened the daylights out of the judge and Prosecutor Benard Chunga.

He was sentenced to five years in jail. Because of his statement the government appealed the case and Rateng’ was added five more years. He served all of it at Kamiti.

In his statement Rateng’ mentioned me as having been one of the students working with him and others. So Murgor comes to me after reading the statement from Rateng’ and says OK adongo, now we know why we are here. It is because of people like you and your friend Rateng’.

Of course Murgor was the son of PC in Rift Valley at the time and just got caught up. I told him to get lost quickly and keep worrying because we were plotting another coup to be announced later.

So me and Murgor we became enemies even though we were in the same prison until we were all released in 1983. And I went to him after we were released and told him that now I was going back to work.

Since then Murgor has made great strides in his profession but he can smell money a million miles away.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001340917/wife-of-missing-dutchman-now-contests-her-detention

He smelled this but he probably didn’t expect the smell to turn into that of a rotten dead Cohen from a tank in his own house. Now it is a stench for both Wairimu and those who expected big money from her.

What goes around comes around. Indeed.

 

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

Kenya Losing It’s Seafront To Somalia?

Folks

I have seen this story of Kenya fighting over sea border with Somalia but I really never followed it because I was thinking how in hell do we lose our sea that we have had forever to non-existent dysfunctional government of Mogadishu which doesn’t even control the rest of Somalia.

So I was pretty confident that this was an easy walkover for Jamhuri. I underestimated the incompetency of those who run our country.

Right now it looks I was dead wrong. Somalia took the case to International Criminal Justice Court (ICJ) and the incompetent Kenya AG and his team have been doing nothing. Now when the case comes Kenya is asking for postponement so that they can hire lawyers to represent Jamhuri.

What a bunch of morons we have here. What is our AG’s job and qualifications? Don’t we have people there who can handle a case like this?

When you look at the whole picture, Somalia has a good case and they are very confident the ICJ will rule in their favour. Kenya is terrified after paying very little attention to the matter. Kenya was expecting the African Union to intervene on their behalf the way they did with ICC. Somalia has said no. They want to go to the ICJ.

Here is the really scary thing. If we lose this case as can see in the map below we could very will lose 42% of our sea water surface and access to it.

This could also mean if the maps are designed in such a way that the ships from Europe and the rest of the world have to cross Somalia seawater before entering Kenyan sea water then we are a landlocked country.

So if we lose some or all of the water we have to negotiate on the boundaries of international waters. That we can win and should.

All countries around the world have to fight to define international waters in their water space. Kenya has a good case on that.

Here is the deal. If we declare parts of the Indian Ocean on the Kenyan seafront as international waters we and other countries have access to it.

But Kenya cannot police it unless there are international crimes being committed which Kenya has been asked and tasked by the international community to deal with and stop.

If we lose the whole case, Somalia will have to allow us to use its water for shipping into our seafront if they grant permission and charge us some crazy fee. And poor SGR will be in a landlocked country. Oh dear.

If you think I am joking, look at the map.

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019-09-03-maritime-row-kenya-writes-to-icj-seeking-postponement-of-hearing/

The one thing that people don’t know about Somalia is that it has one of the longest coastline and access to seawater in the world.

Somalia has 3,500 Kilometers of coastline. Give me any country which is even close and tell me what they have done with it.

If people in that country could have figured out what to do, Somalia will today be one of the richest places on earth.

Somalia is capable of building a port system that could serve the whole of Africa and our many international shipping and trade partners in Asia, Europe, the Americas etc.

Look at the stretch of that coastline. For trade it could have been a global magnet. And the amount of fish just lying under that water undisturbed as Somali folks are busy with their stupid piracy business on the sea.

And to think that Somalia is a community of one ethnic group called Somalia but just divided in clans. They all speak one language and have one religion.

And then to let this gem of Africa go to complete waste because of clan politics and now the vice of religious extremism and Al Shabaab is finishing them and they want to grab our sea. Forget it.

Don’t we already have our soldiers in Somali protecting the same government grabbing our country. Tell them you are moving the soldiers from Kismayu to Mogadishu to come sort this matter out then we take it from there.

 

 

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

Mariga In The House at Kibra to Replace Ken Okoth

This is going to be a tough one.

Mariga is in. Good.

Former international footballer McDonald Mariga after submitting his nomination application papers for Kibra Parliamentary seat at the Jubilee Headquarters along Thika Road on September 2, 2019.

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019-09-02-mariga-picked-as-jubilee-candidate-for-kibra-by-election/

It is going to be smoking hot.

We have Owalo there with ANC saying Kibra has been waiting for a leader.

Excuse me.

Kibra just lost one of the best M.Ps in the country.

 

Anybody who wants to replace Ken Okoth as the M.P for Kibra have to tell the constituents of Kibra why they would be better or even as good as Ken.

Kenyans pay tribute to fallen MP Ken Okoth

Even half as good would do. That is a tough job. That is where Ken put the bar. It is pretty high. Education. CDF good management. There on the ground. All of it.

Who can come close to doing that after Ken set the standard?

That is pretty much it.

And Thank You. Ken.

You have touched many hearts in the republic with your work, vision and courage.

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

Will We Ever Have Census For Kenyans In Diaspora?

There is a lot of hype about the soon to be carried out census in Kenya.

The 2009 census report that was launched at the KICC in Nairobi

Many counties are hoping to pump their numbers up so as to be able to get more devolution money. Talk of census rigging is all over the place.

Anytime tax payer money is on the line Kenyan politicians do crazy things.

But I have one question. Do we as a country have any idea how many Kenyans live in the diaspora? 3 million as is in some reports we have seen? 4 million may be? How many?

That is a whole country out there.  We don’t need to give them healthcare or housing. They can figure it out there. So we will not be counting them for that.

But we could work with them on broader issues of local investment and money transfer systems, technology transfers and investments and so many other  things.

Those broader issues on economic and social  development have no political boundaries and would overcome the little  divisions within the Kenyan communities in diaspora.

For example tax on money exchange is very complicated. It should be streamlined to boost the digital financial transactions that has made Kenya a shining example through MPESA and to provide incentives for Kenyans abroad to invest in the country. It is a win win for everybody.

This is  one of the unverified pieces I have seen on the Kenyan Diaspora Population as of right now.

https://www.voanews.com/africa/kenyans-abroad-concerned-about-diaspora-policy

I mean every year we hear about the huge amount of money they send back to Kenya for family and business. It is in big billions of the foreign currency in the country.

We throw the money there everyday to do a million  different things. I can’t remember any payday in my last 20-30 years of work here in Canada when I didn’t send at least 25% of my earnings to Kenya for so many different things.

In fact that is the one thing that makes me very happy to go to work everyday.

Just today I was talking to my sister. Her son is having his graduation at Eldoret University on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

She is going there with her family. I was telling her that is the most terrible waste of money to travel with a whole group of people there. It is a couple days of travel back and forth and hotels and all. It was going to cost them a lot.

I told her let the boy graduate, tell him to go have ice cream with his friends and go back to Nairobi where he already has  a job. We will have a graduation party later on.

But my sister said nope. She is going to give the boy moral support and she reminded me my mom came all the way to Nairobi on my graduation day and I took her all over the city taking pictures with her. So I shut up promptly.

But we agreed that it was a better idea to send money to take the boy through college and she is very capable of handling the costs of the graduation business. Fine and fair.

So we send money down there endlessly. We buy all sorts of things.

I am personally battling with how best to utilize tractors that me and my nephew bought. I mean it feels like all my money is going down there and I am here.

But does our country even know how many we are out here and how best we can help in the country’s development.

Kenyans in diaspora are probably one of the biggest and most valuable county for Kenya.

How many are we? Where are we?

Those are my questions.

And we were supposed to be voting according to the new constitution.

Obviously that is not happening any time soon with these bumblers in charge of the republic.

Can we sue for that and ask our Chief Justice Maraga and the Supreme Court to tell us what the legal situation is.

I think we need a constitutional interpretation of the constitutional requirement that  Kenyans living out of the country at the time of voting be able to cast their votes in Presidential and all other legislative votes carried out in the republic of Kenya.

This is a very doable thing. Many countries are doing it as we speak.

If we in the diaspora at voting time can’t vote we can seek to declare any election without clear opportunities for the participation of Kenyans in diaspora as grossly unconstitutional and therefore null and void. That is for another day. But it could come sooner than later.

But for the record clear opportunities would have to include voter registration, a transparent and credible voting process and declaration of results that is credible and transparent.

Anybody who doesn’t want to  vote that is their problem.  But the opportunity to vote must be available and transparent.  

But yes we do have a census coming up in a week.

Of Kenyans

Here we go:

https://www.the-star.co.ke/opinion/star-blogs/2019-08-21-census-must-record-accurate-data-for-devolution-success/

 

By adongoogony Posted in kenya