Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

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Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by FARAJA » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:23 pm

his last Sunday column didn't have the bravado associated with the short, self-acclaimed academician. Being one of the legal minds advising NASA, and having engineered Raila's US sabbatical after he was defeated in 2013, and very likely the architect of the IEBC must go maandamano, I wonder what he'll write tomorrow in his Standard column.

I wonder if he'll continue calling President Kenyatta, Mr Kenyarra.

Can't wait to read.
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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by FARAJA » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:13 pm

“The tribal connotations in the Kajiado speech asking the Maasai not to sell land to outsiders and claiming that those in Mt Kenya will have to lie low only helped bring out the vote in central Kenya. It worked for Jubilee,” said Chebunet.
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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by obienga » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:55 pm

Jakuon and Kalonzo can pat themselves on the back for having single handedly added more sweetness to their resounding defeat
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“The tribal connotations in the Kajiado speech asking the Maasai not to sell land to outsiders and claiming that those in Mt Kenya will have to lie low only helped bring out the vote in central Kenya. It worked for Jubilee,” said Chebunet.

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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by kayoh » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:01 am

The fact that mediocrities like Mutua have established careers with such redundant write-ups says more about the state of our media than any number of studies and commentaries. I'm also waiting to see what he says about Mr.KENYATTA.

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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

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Elections struck a fatal blow to our loyalty to the State

By Makau Mutua | Published Sun, August 13th 2017 at 09:12, Updated August 13th 2017 at 09:57 GMT +3
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I had hoped not to write an apocalyptic column this week. But that is moot now. I have no choice. The events of the past week have laid bare Kenya’s worst demons. It doesn’t matter how finally the presidential election will be resolved. That’s because irrevocable damage has already been done to the country’s zeitgeist.
I know that Kenya lost its electoral virginity decades ago—in the 1960s and throughout the period futility during the one-party state. In 2002, with the ascension of Narc, there was a ray of hope our innocence could be restored. That ray flickered for a brief moment, and then petered out. We’ve been living in darkness since then. But what happened on Tuesday was the proverbial deathblow.
States and nations are living organisms. They prosper or fail depending on what happens to the body politic. Like the human body, you can’t keep on abusing it and expect it to be healthy. You can poison your body to point of extinction. Put differently, the nation — like the human body — can only take so much crap. That’s when failure — and even rigor mortis — could set in.
If you doubt me, look across the border in Somalia, or further afield in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. These states are the equivalent of walking corpses. Question — does the Kenyan ruling elite love power more than it loves Kenya? The answer to that question may determine whether we can snatch our country back from the brink — again.

There’s something called faith — I don’t mean of the religious kind. I am talking secular faith — and belief — that your partner won’t be betray you, or stab you in the back. The innocent trust that a child has in a parent. Citizens must have faith that their State — their nation — will not irreversibly betray them. That’s the social contract — the oath taken between the citizen and the State — that their destiny is intertwined. It’s the truism that as goes the citizen, so does the State. It’s literally a state of symbiosis. You nurture it because you know that it’s the only thing you have. Being a refugee isn’t fun — I know because for a decade I was one.
You don’t want your State to divorce you, although you are free to divorce it. I say these things because the August 8 election has struck a virtual fatal blow to our loyalty to the State. That’s because the State has shown no loyalty to us. I am not talking here about who won, and who lost. No — I am talking about our faith in the system. That intangible thing called faith in the State may be gone — forever.
I have seen countries where this has happened. They lumber on, like the living dead, except they have no soul. Recapturing the lost faith by the citizenry in the State is damn near impossible. That’s why dark-skinned people are dying by their thousands in the Mediterranean trying to reach a Europe that doesn’t want them. Let me extrapolate.
ALSO READ: Battle for numbers: How Jubilee outplayed NASA in its own game
In 2007, the country went to the dogs after the disputed election. We showed the world that we couldn’t conduct a free and fair election. The late Samuel Kivuitu, then chair of the electoral body, said that he didn’t know who between ODM’s Raila Odinga and PNU’s Mwai Kibaki had won the election. Yet Mr Kivuitu swore Mr Kibaki in under the cover of darkness. Carnage and bloodletting — as Kenya had never seen before — engulfed us. In 2013, Raila took on Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta. Again, the election was disputed. Again, we showed the world that we couldn’t conduct a free and fair election.
 Last Tuesday, Raila again squared against Kenyatta for what would be a last contest between the scions of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. Again, we’ve shown the world that we can’t conduct a free and fair election. Raila and NASA have raised fundamental questions about the integrity of the electoral system and the veracity of the IEBC.
Their charges against IEBC are damning. No matter how this ends, it’s a bad movie. It’s stolen our souls and fed them to the devil. Why after three consecutive contested, or stolen, elections would Kenyans have faith in their State? Why vote in the next election? Winston Churchill said democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others. Is what happened on Tuesday democracy?
Methinks not — it was the antithesis of democracy. Where we go from here is the bigger question. I know the key NASA players. They’ve spent their lives in public service. They are men of substance. When Raila, or his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka cry foul, we must listen. We can’t restore faith in the nation if we don’t.
- Prof Makau Mutua is SUNY Distinguished Professor at SUNY Buffalo Law School and Chair of KHRC. @makaumutua
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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by FARAJA » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:14 am

"Its stolen our souls and fed them to the devil"

Makau Mutua

Dr Makau Mutua, Not only does Kenyans have faith in voting this time around--all evidence is available based on interviews after voting on Tuesday-- the international community have given a thumbs up especially to IEBC for conducting a free and transparent election.

Indeed, IEBC restored faith in voting so that women wanted to take Ezra Chiloba on a date. Makau in the past didn't think much of Kalonzo until he joined Raila. To say that if Raila and kalonzo are complaining, they must be listened is lame.

According to him, Armageddon rained on us on Tuesday. Remember he's a lawyer like Orengo. In his column, he offers no legal argument regarding the alleged rigging.
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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by AntiHubris » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:19 am

Which world is fool talking about?
The one whose every representative gave the process a thumbs up?
The one whose every observer delegation had the misfortune of sitting through Raila's amateurish forgeries before dismissing him?
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Again, we’ve shown the world that we can’t conduct a free and fair election.

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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by Energizer » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:42 am

Makau is too arrogant, pompous and full of himself - just like the rest of his fellow Soros fed vifaranga ala Kiai, Gladwell, Githongo, Wainaina, Kegoro etc, to realise that most Kenyans don't give a shit about nor pay attention to his/their raving, enraged and spittle-flecked ultra-liberal anything goes homosexual inspired screeds. Not a SINGLE claim or prediction Makau has ever made over the last 15 years has ever panned out, yet he keeps up the charade - just how stupid are these people?
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:19 am
Which world is fool talking about?
The one whose every representative gave the process a thumbs up?
The one whose every observer delegation had the misfortune of sitting through Raila's amateurish forgeries before dismissing him?
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:06 am
Again, we’ve shown the world that we can’t conduct a free and fair election.
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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by sms » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:14 am

Makau could be a bright man but the idiot really abuses his mind.
aliaR Ojinga.........killing Kenyans since 1982.

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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by Sai » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:29 am

In the meantime, here is Dr. Njoya Wandia's analysis of the process.
http://www.wandianjoya.com/blog/kenya-e ... ticipation

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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

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Sai wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:29 am
In the meantime, here is Dr. Njoya Wandia's analysis of the process.
http://www.wandianjoya.com/blog/kenya-e ... ticipation
An apparently bitter Jakuonist writing from a position that looks down upon the Kenyan voter. His entire article seems inspired by one Jakuon Mohammed's defeat fair and square at the ballot box.

It was a 2 horse race by any definition. Did the good Dr think voters would bet on a horse that 1) had no chance of winning or 2) had shown its true colours and between two evils if there were any, would not align with their vision and interests?

The Dr should read this analysis and educate himself instead of hyping up western conspiracy theories. No where in his grand western conspiracy article does he mention China for example making his article incomplete and questionable.
Battle for numbers: How Jubilee outplayed NASA in its own game
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001251136

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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by nowayhaha » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:45 am

Voting to the Makau Mutuas is synonymous to rigging

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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by Energizer » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:08 am

She has presented no evidence whatsoever in her paranoid harangue about the election having been stolen by a conspiracy of the EU, the US, the UK, iconic and respected African freedom fighters and democrats like Mbeki..and Jubilee.

She could perhaps start by advising how this conspiracy applied at the first stage of the elections i.e VOTER REGISTRATION!! How is it Jubilee managed to mobilise and register voters to achieve the set IEBC targets by margins of minimum 80%, whereas NASA strongholds like Vihiga were registering a pathetic 29%??? Was that western conspiracy too, because if it is, then NASA must have been in on it courtesy of 'deliberate' low voter registration in NASA strongholds in comparison to Jubilee! Was the media in on it too considering their hostility to Jubilee between 2013 and 2017 elections??

The stupidity and arrogance of these self described 'pan Africanist intellectuals' is nauseating, even more considering they receive funding from western NGOs! Bure kabisa.
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:29 am
In the meantime, here is Dr. Njoya Wandia's analysis of the process.
http://www.wandianjoya.com/blog/kenya-e ... ticipation
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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by kayoh » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:00 am

Energizer wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:08 am
She has presented no evidence whatsoever in her paranoid harangue about the election having been stolen by a conspiracy of the EU, the US, the UK, iconic and respected African freedom fighters and democrats like Mbeki..and Jubilee.

She could perhaps start by advising how this conspiracy applied at the first stage of the elections i.e VOTER REGISTRATION!! How is it Jubilee managed to mobilise and register voters to achieve the set IEBC targets by margins of minimum 80%, whereas NASA strongholds like Vihiga were registering a pathetic 29%??? Was that western conspiracy too, because if it is, then NASA must have been in on it courtesy of 'deliberate' low voter registration in NASA strongholds in comparison to Jubilee! Was the media in on it too considering their hostility to Jubilee between 2013 and 2017 elections??

The stupidity and arrogance of these self described 'pan Africanist intellectuals' is nauseating, even more considering they receive funding from western NGOs! Bure kabisa.
Sai wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:29 am
In the meantime, here is Dr. Njoya Wandia's analysis of the process.
http://www.wandianjoya.com/blog/kenya-e ... ticipation
The worst thing with these pseudointellectuals is that they actually beleive their own bullshit. Nobody laps up their own faulty analysis,misinterpretation, wishful thinking,non sequiturs and reverse logic like themselves. Wandia will dine out at least a year on this shifty make believe analysis.

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Re: Can't wait to read Makau Mutua's column tomorrow

Unread post by FARAJA » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:53 pm

Makau says 2017 election is a "deathblow."

It's a death blow to his political ambitions because he may never get a chance to serve Kenya in a senior government
Position.

His criticism of government comes across as over the top. His arrogance knows no bound.

Kenya will soldier on. Majority are happy with Uhuru back on the driving seat.

It's a deathblow to his master, Raila and since they are joined at the hip, his ambitions in Kenya are dead.

At around 60, And after demotion from Dean back to the classroom, im sure he was looking for a soft landing back in Kenya with a posh job; perhaps as CJ after Maraga retires in 2021.
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:14 am
Makau could be a bright man but the idiot really abuses his mind.
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