First lets start with the story the Kenyan media so desperately wants to bury. We have been told over and over again that William Ruto does not own the Weston Hotel which is at the centre of Langata Primary School land grab. When the land grab story first emerged it was often accompanied by a rejoinder that William Ruto does not own Weston Hotel. I asked myself, if Ruto does not own the hotel why do they have to tell us. It should not even be an issue.
Well it is. And here is why:
That also explains why everybody including president Uhuru, Internal Security Secretary, Ngilu, NLC are all blaming the teachers and the kids for being in a demonstration and asking the thieves to come take their property and not one person is saying the obvious. This is a court case.
EACC and the DPP should be in full action mode ready to take the land grabbers to court to be charged with theft of public land. Instead Ruto’s sidekick a Mr. Osero is being put out there as the director and shareholder of Weston Hotel together with the stinker that Weston Road is not interested in the Langata school land. This is a bomb waiting to explode. CORD M.Ps need to get to the bottom of this starting right away when the matter is still hot and fresh in people’s minds.
In terms of the terrifying story of gassing children in their own school it seems there is a deliberate attempt to turn this into a story of irresponsible teachers and activists involving kids in demonstrations. That is just plain rubbish and it tells you a whole lot about this saga. The kids were in their school. Their school playground had been fenced with a wall to stop them from going there. At break time they went to see what had happened with their playground.
The activists were there to bring the wall down since even with all the talk about the land belonging to the school, nothing was happening. Then kaboom, teargas canisters were dropped on them. I have eaten teargas a couple of times. When it hits you it feels like you are choking to death even if you are a veteran teargas eater. Now imagine children who mostly can’t even handle hot peppers. How are they going to ingest teargas? It is like dropping real fire in their faces. It is cruel beyond imagination. You promised the kids laptop computers which they still don’t have. Can you just leave their playgrounds alone and spare them the teargas. They will be happy or is that too much to ask.
And now the big boys are blaming others for letting the kids be in their school.
Here is Uhuru’s statement.
It tells you the grabbers here are safe. Very safe. Guess why.
More demands for action against this day of infamy. Of course nobody is talking about arresting the land grabbers still but this is encouraging. Gassing those kids was the worst thing that happened to this land thieves:
Here we go: Some very powerful pictures.
Talking about land theft. Here comes Mr. Willing buyer.
A few things about this. If the 99 year lease is being renewed, this land must have been bought in the 1920’s. Jomo Kenyatta, the supposed willing buyer was a broke kid then. So obviously this land was owned by the colonial land grabbers who simply seized it from the owners. Then comes 1963 and it seems Kenyatta just grabbed it from the grabbers without even a change of title deed or lease. Now the Uhuru land grabbers have renewed the lease.
Did the NLC look at the original lease and how Kenyatta obtained it? Who exactly were the willing sellers here? Obviously this land was not bought from its owners. The purpose of the NLC is to determine how this land was obtained from the original owners and if it was grabbed to return it to them since they are now squatters in their own land. In any event the NLC promised that any land that has not been developed they cannot renew the old lease. What exactly is Uhuru doing with this land?