24th August 2021
- The president of the Republic of Kenya, and,
The Commander in Chief of the Armed forces
- The Attorney General
Attorney General Chambers – Sheria House
- The Chairman
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
- The president of the Republic of Kenya, and,
KENYA IN DANGEROUS AND THREATENING CONFLICTS
It would not be polite for us Sirs to assume knowledge of what is going on in this country oblivious of the fact that you are actually the people managing national situations, developments, determining and most probably controlling their ends.
However, our party feels very strongly pushed and greatly persuaded to remind you that you have the sole responsibility to feel the society, evaluate their stands, positions and silent resolves that could plunge this great nation into chaos.
It is said that when individuals get into power, like you, they sometimes forget that human beings can persevere in docility and passively follow their leaders even when the leaders are totally ignorant of the society’s plight and aspirations. It happens commonly in the African continent as you have witnessed in many countries. Kenya is not different. It just takes a trigger and whatever you or anybody thinks and does, cannot stop it. Please pay attention to the national socio-economic and the daily changing political environment.
We are not ignorant of the fact that Kenya has been balkanized into little and unfortunate fiefdoms made up of regions and households that say they can drive this country. To where? How? For whom? They simply give us incoherent statements simply meant to keep the listeners busy. Kenyans have rightly deduced their intentions; you only need to listen more to appreciate the bitterness.
The appellate court on Friday said IEBC lacked “the requisite quorum for purposes of carrying out its business”. If IEBC had no quorum to verify referendum signatures, what makes the Wafula Chebukati-led IEBC think they have capacity to undertake procurement of Kiems, ballot papers and register voters? Do you, our leaders agree with the Court or just like in the past we will ignore and move on?
We are aware that IEBC is currently shopping for election technology as well as suppliers for ballot papers and other election related materials. IEBC has also begun recruiting staff to carry out voter registration.
We are also aware that vetting of the four IEBC nominee commissioners will take place on Tuesday, and barring any hitches, the process of appointment should be completed in the weeks to come.
It is instructive to note that these major policy decisions are being undertaken by an IEBC which we know, confirmed by the appellate court, lacks quorum. What else would any of you think constitutes impunity and lack of respect for our people, institutions, the national ethos and values? If you can ignore the people, how can you protect and defend our sovereignty and the national constitution?
Lest you forget
This country has suffered and persevered many tragedies caused by individual leaders; political conflicts which in most cases were personal; conspiracies against the people; regional and tribal exclusion; depravations and denials; marginalization; acute nepotism and open favouritism and bitter, painful human disappearances and brutalities which lead to death. These things affect the people even in their silence, they build up to levels you, the leaders, are incapable of measuring and reach tipping points unexpectedly.
We come to you at this point in time to ask you to mind these concerns because you may ignore advices and whispers by your friends and more particularly the prayers by so many committed people of God and the many positive and protective conspiracies of the Universe because power may have blinded you and your systems. Our people are crying for justice, a day’s life and God’s mercy. Do not ignore them!
Ford Asili, a political party that you know, calls on you and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to immediately suspend ongoing major procurement and preparatory works for the August 2022 general election, until it is fully constituted.
The party will not hesitate to seek legal redress if IEBC continues to operate in blatant breach of the law. Ignoring the rule of law by IEBC will have serious legal and moral ramifications on the integrity and independence not only of the 2022 general polls, but also your own.
We wish to also request you to appreciate that tribal and ethnic alliances which are currently on the rise in this country are capable of mutating from original intention to bitterness, one against the others, all in the name of 2022 democratic elections.
Over to you Sirs.
Mtumishi, Njeru Kathangu
(i) The Inspector general
Kenya Police Service
(ii) The Director general
National Intelligence Service