JUBILEE’S OFFICIAL ONSLAUGHT ON LAND REFORMS

It’s official! Land Reforms have been killed and now being buried under the Chairmanship of KaleSingha Ruto

http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/national-land-commission-faces-cut-its-powers#sthash.CYXFCzra.dpbs

Without butting an eyelid, the King of contemporary land grabbing (Ruto) and yesteryear’s land aristocrat Uhuru Kenyatta have sensed that time is running out and decided to kill land reforms enacted in the new Constitution once and for all.

Its deja vu once again, we are back to 1963 with Jomo Kenyatta’s dismantling of the Lancaster Constitution.

Land reforms are being buried just like devolution is being strangled financially.

Kenyatta is once again using his sly hand in fronting Ruto to be “in-charge” of this dirty project.

The Cantankerous Ruto, obviously stone-faced, highly contemptuous, arrogant, and filled with hubris,  will not mind presiding over the process of mutilating a Constitution he vehemently opposed. Having snaked his way next to the seat of power, he now has his Vinja-Katiba moment.

Still seething from an embarrassing expose of his recent land-grab of the Langata School Playground, Ruto is on a roll. Having the full blessings of Kenya’s (arguably) biggest opponent of land reforms (Kenyatta), it is now just a matter of time before we rewind the clock to the pre-Katiba days — na mta do?

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10 comments on “JUBILEE’S OFFICIAL ONSLAUGHT ON LAND REFORMS

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    • And then this tells you everything. The thieves have taken over led by Uhuru.

      http://standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000159641/matemu-keino-spill-dossier-over-their-eacc-ouster

      The EACC was getting to close to thieving gods who run State House. Uhuru tried to pressurize commissioners to resign even offering them jobs. Didn’t work. Then Uhuru was given the EACC investigation report by the only key person now remaining in EACC, Mr. Waqo and Uhuru used it to pull up a hoax in parliament splashing names around to win public support.

      Even before the Jubilee cheer died down Uhuru went after the EACC using JAPATI M.Ps to get them kicked out. It isi going to get uglier but CORD needs to get a good handle on this. This is smoking hot. Trust me.

  2. The tragedy here is that people and especially JAP supporters are so blinded by the glamor, they have failed to internalize the reality that this administration is reverting back to the old ways.

    Interestingly enough, this recent action is being carried out by an acting CS in the absence of the CS (Ngilu) who is currently out for 60 days pending investigations into other corruption allegations.

    What is the rush, and what happens if the new CS has different plans?

    All in all, the negative effects of this administration will start to hit home in about 4 years and by then it will be too late to reverse the trend

    What a bunch of jokers

  3. Where did the CIC go?

    Isn’t Charles Nyachae already coopted into the Jubilee administration?

    Isn’t Charles Nyachae yet another member of yesteryear’s land aristocracy?

    The pieces of the puzzle are neatly coming together.

    Kenya has big problems.

    • job & others

      The real trouble for Nyachae and parliament is coming in exactly four months from today.

      Remember this court ruling which we discussed extensively in the Jukwaa forum at the time:

      http://www.mwakilishi.com/content/articles/2012/12/11/gender-rule-to-be-implemented-progressively-rules-kenya-supreme-court.html

      It is coming back big time. The Supreme Court by majority ruling and a single dissenting opinion from the Chief Justice ruled that the 1/3 gender requirement should be implemented progressively and should be fully realized by August 27, 2015 (five years after the katiba became operational). It looked like that was going to take a lifetime. Well it is here now. And as we all know nothing had been at all. They are eating JAPATIS and running cycles with Al Shabaab.

      Now any day after August 27, 2015 a case can be filed in court by Kenyans including political and civil entities in the country asking that parliament be declared unconstitutional after failing to abide by the Supreme Court order and therefore the National Assembly would be declared unfit to carry out the business of the nation. Then what?

      A Supreme Court ruling is final and the court cannot here the matter another time. The Supreme Court cannot rule twice on the same matter.

      You can bet that FIDA and KHRC who filed the case the first time will be back on this very soon and you can imagine the panic.

      How can parliament resolve this? Change the law? That will require a referendum and these guys are terrified even of the word referendum. In any event nobody knows what verdict such a referendum would reach.

      Second option is to get a bunch of male M.Ps to leave bunge and replace them with women M.Ps until you get the right mix. That is nuts.

      Third option is to nominate a few hundred women M.Ps to balance out the numbers. Kenyans would kill anybody who comes up with such an idea and even this may need a referendum. We warned these chaps. They didn’t get it them.

      Here are some perspectives and possibilities:

      http://ke.boell.org/2014/12/02/two-thirds-gender-rule-kenyas-national-assembly-and-senate

      Nyachae should be busy trying to sort this matter out and there are so many other aspects of implementing the constitution which are not done yet and time is running out.

      And here we go: It is starting to rain before it pours.

      Guess what, even before the ink dried in our start of the conversation, the crooks are already on to something and it is hideous. It is fast and furious.

      Here it is:

      http://standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000160537/blow-to-women-as-mps-opt-to-indefinitely-postpone-two-thirds-gender-rule

      As usual the Mpigs are clueless. Now they want to rush an amendment to the constitution to change Article 81(b) which stipulated the gender requirements. They think they can change it by a simple amendment when the matter has already been taken to the Supreme Court which made a ruling setting the deadline for implementation to be August 27, 2015.

      The gender requirement goes to the Bill of Rights. You cannot screw that up by coming up with monkey amendments to the constitution. Whatever amendment the Mpigs come up will be declared unconstitutional by the courts and by that time it will be too late to do anything. People will go to court and demand that both parliament and the senate be dissolved mara once. They will be unconstitutional period.

      If these fellows were smart and nobody can accuse them of such a crime, they would come up with a plan to increase the percentage of women representation one way or the other to show the courts that they are working towards the 1/3 gender requirement and plead for more time till 2017.

      But rushing phony nonsensical amendments is a fool’s game. It wouldn’t work and the consequences could be catastrophic. We told them this a long time ago and they thought they won a big victory when the Supreme Court gave them till August 27, 2015. At the end of the day this matter will go back to the Supreme Court which this time will find it very difficult to rule against their own ruling in 2015. Time Up.

      • hehehe Adongo

        Am betting right now would be a good time to fly out of the country then do several U turns.

        Let me slowly chew on this then get back here. I suggest we open a new thread and look at Consitutional Implementation – then stick this somewhere in there at the top

      • Blog-Admin

        Yes you should start a new thread for this. Just start with the initial little post and we take it from there.

        Guess what, even before the ink dried in our start of the conversation, the crooks are already on to something and it is hideous. It is fast and furious.

        Here it is:

        http://standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000160537/blow-to-women-as-mps-opt-to-indefinitely-postpone-two-thirds-gender-rule

        As usual the Mpigs are clueless. Now they want to rush an amendment to the constitution to change Article 81(b) which stipulated the gender requirements. They think they can change it by a simple amendment when the matter has already been taken to the Supreme Court which made a ruling setting the deadline for implementation to be August 27, 2015.

        The gender requirement goes to the Bill of Rights. You cannot screw that up by coming up with monkey amendments to the constitution. Whatever amendment the Mpigs come up will be declared unconstitutional by the courts and by that time it will be too late to do anything. People will go to court and demand that both parliament and the senate be dissolved mara once. They will be unconstitutional period.

        If these fellows were smart and nobody can accuse them of such a crime, they would come up with a plan to increase the percentage of women representation one way or the other to show the courts that they are working towards the 1/3 gender requirement and plead for more time till 2017.

        But rushing phony nonsensical amendments is a fool’s game. It wouldn’t work and the consequences could be catastrophic. We told them this a long time ago and they thought they won a big victory when the Supreme Court gave them till August 27, 2015. At the end of the day this matter will go back to the Supreme Court which this time will find it very difficult to rule against their own ruling in 2015. Time Up.

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