Jamhuri is in Trouble

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This is alarming. A bunch of Kenyan young men barely dressed are on the streets fighting for human rights in their country.

Where is the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) paid for by Kenyan taxes to defend human rights in the country? They are busy eating the money Kenyans pay them and sleeping on the job. Shame on them.

I talked to Maina Kiai in 2003 when the KNCHR was first established and he told me it will be a dead institution in a few years because people there will just concentrate on eating what they are given. But Kiai as the first chairperson of KNCHR was incredible. They did their job. They fought against corruption in Kenya.

They were fully involved in the fight for a new constitution and at Bomas meetings on the constitution they were there full stretch. Today we have a fake KNCHR under the leadership of Roseline Odede.

A few days ago we had DCI invading Dr. Matiangi’s home live on TV. You would expect KNCHR to come out and demand answers on that and why it was necessary. Nope.

Sleep. Sleep is what KNCHR does and they are very good at it. We are going to dismantle that organization very soon. Many Kenyan youth at the University of Nairobi lost their lives to have that institution established. Those lives will not be in vain. Thank you very much.

The revolution in Kenya today is getting very complicated. Raila and his Azimio movement have been going across the country after they got the actual election results in the August 9, 2022, presidential elections. That movement is gaining weight each day.

After today’s action by Kenyans in the streets Dr. Willy Mutunga, former CJ and a lifetime human rights activist in Kenya said that Kenya could be headed to an alternative government structure. In other words, whatever we have right now is not working.

I take Dr. Mutunga seriously because he knows what he is talking about. I know him personally and he is a very honest person.

Some people are talking about 2027. That is irrelevant. The issue is what do we do now to save the country. Ruto is lost. We have a country to deal with and that is the most important thing now.

Progressive forces in the country with Raila and Ruto have to figure something out to save the nation. Otherwise, it will explode and that is in nobody’s interest. It is pretty simple. Isn’t it?

Adongo Ogony is a Kenyan Human Rights Activist and a Writer who lives in Toronto, Canada

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