The. Chaos that’s palpable everywhere is the consequence of poor leadership and the aspirations of a president whose ultimate aspirations is to be like Daddy. Well we know how Daddy ruled, with an iron fist. And he is almost succeeding in reorienting the nation back to tenets of Kanu. His first agenda upon assuming office by the legitimacy of a court order rather than the popular will of the pple of Kenya, Mr. Kenyatta sought to roll back the democratic gains made in the 90s and cemented in the Kibaki era. This watermelon man flipped flopped about the new constitution and ipse facto dislikes it. His goal is to shred it and wrap meat with it.
Here is the good news for Jubilee enthusiasts. He is succeeding. The anarchy and chaos you see is consistent with the chaotic scenes experienced during any change management process. Uhuru is in the process of changing Kenya from the path of democracy, freedom, and the rule of law, to a nation with one dominant party, a nation where freedom is history, a nation where anarchy prevails,a nation where citizens live in fear, a hybrid between N. Korea and Uganda like country.
Free press isn’t just because you see newspapers on the streets everyday, but is manifestly deficient in situations where journalists are fearful and only write to earn a living. Journalists are scared, and are afraid of writing the truth. Nowadays they just beat around the Bush, coz the state machinery has intimidated them into fear of being jailed.
Teachers have now been forced back to work, without getting a coin increment. So strikes will soon lose meaning. Trade Unionism as envisioned by Tom Mboya is thanks to Jubilee on its deathbed. That teachers can strike numerous times, and even get a Supreme Court order, and still lose the war to the government is testament to dark and hard times ahead.
And this I said long before this ruling. I wrote on this wall that teacher’s timing was poor. They had the leverage, And that leverage had to be exerted in a phased and staged fashion. Hanini hanini. Matindo tindo. Haba na haba.
And courts are also called upon to balance various interests. The SC ruling was the sword they had to slay Kaimenyi. The last ammo. They got it out of the magazine instead of unleashing it through the barrel in a strategic fashion.
The Industrial Court ruling opens an avenue for the teachers to settle for compromise in a manner that that settles the SC ruling once and for all in an out of court arbitration process within 90 days. The end game will be a 5-10pc increment with Sossion and company being cajoled to sign paperwork stating that the matter is settled once an dispensed with.
This is a victory for the state. 90 days end in Dec when the government may just refuse to pay teachers until Sossion signs a new deal that guarantees 5-10pc. Dictatorship means that you’re defeated even when the law is in your favor. In a dictatorship the state always wins.
And so I am right to say that Uhuru’s vision to appease the spirits of you know who is slowly coming to fruition. And I don’t blame him, every kid’s greatest hero is obvious.
Teachers will be dealt with ruthlessly by Jubilee until they may never strike again. Sector by sector folks will be intimidated into giving up their rights to the state.
Uhuru is so close to having a firm grip on the nation. Kenya is close to being a Uganda like state, unless he is stopped. Museveni is his mentor and companion, Moi and Kenyatta his heroes. Change is coming but back to the Kanu days. And the chaos are just a sign that change is imminent. It’s upto Kenyans to stop being stupid and say no to being hoodwinked.