Anyone who wants to know how heartless some people who claim to act on behalf of President Uhuru Kenyatta really are should listen to the leaked recorded conversation between David Matsanga and Moses Kuria and their friends.
This conversation reveals not only the decay in the thinking of those around Uhuru but also a sickening obsession with power which elevates competitors to enemies. Moses Kuria, a well-known TNA strategist, discusses with David Matsanga, a vulture Ugandan preying on President Uhuru’s ICC cases, how he intends to Kill Robert Alai.
In the conversation, Matsanga reveals very scary and intimate things he has done in his many years as a fugitive (disguised as a Museveni dissident) like this macabre act in London where he paid 250 pounds to some Jamaican men to rape a fellow Ugandan who, according to him, was pestering his daughter.
Whether he is bluffing we do not know. One thing we now know for sure is that Matsanga does not deserve the high honour given to him by President Uhuru’s close handlers. In fact, Uhuru should deport Matsanga in the earliest opportune.
In the same conversation, Matsanga reveals how he cornered Standard Group CEO Sam Shollei over a Nairobian (Standard Group weekly newspaper covering only Nairobi County) article which had disparagingly published a story about him and which he says Shollei ‘apologized’ and agreed to publish his articles whenever he ‘defends’ Uhuru in the Standard Newspaper.
That Matsanga can confidently boast of having Sam Shollei as his bidder only adds to what some of us have believed all along: bastardization of the press in Kenya.
More sadly is the threat on Alai’s life. In the conversation, Moses Kuria, Matsanga and their friends discuss, unashamedly, how to ‘finish’ Robert Alai. They discuss the merits of killing Alai. They do this so happily that one is tempted to conclude Robert Alai is some criminal whose existence threatens the state and who probably is already on some ‘most wanted list’.
To Moses Kuria and friends, people are talking ‘too much’ which is not good for their ‘serikali’. Alai, to these people, must be killed. As they talk, they invoke governor Kabogo’s name here, Jeff Koinange’s name there, Uhuru’s name and laugh and merry. They swear they will do it.
This recorded conversation is precisely why we who blog about politics in Kenya get really annoyed, not scared, as they may imagine.
First, President Uhuru is the President of Kenya. Any citizen has the freedom to criticize, disagree and use whatever language they deem on the person of Uhuru.
The President of the Republic of Kenya is a commodity of the people of Kenya, not just the over 6 million who voted for him. He, at best, represents the wholeness and political plurality of this nation. No one, not Kuria or a Ugandan fugitive, can stop any citizen from being happy, or sad, that Uhuru is the President.
That Kuria feels he can kill a fellow Kenyan without retribution does not surprise at all.
At a time when Kuria and Matsanga are planning this henious act, another Kenyan, Bogonko Bosire, who used to be their friend, and who used his literary wit and knowledge of political propaganda to put Uhuru to power, is still missing.
Also ‘missing’ is one Albert Muriuki.
From this recorded conversation, one only arrives at a single conclusion: the likes of Moses Kuria and Matsanga could very well have killed Bogonko and Muriuki! For how can they merrily plan to kill Alai so determinedly that they invoke names associated with certain past mysteries of some of the worst unresolved murders – like that of University of Nairobi student Mercy Keino.
Moses does not see the contribution of Alai in conveying information to the public. To him and his friends, Alai is a vermin; some irritant pimple in the face of the Jubilee government. Yet we know that when Kenya was at its darkest moment and a digital communication machinery lost a terrorist’s plot, it was Alai to whom the world turned to.
Moses Kuria is a known Jubilee Alliance strategist. He is also a Kikuyu. Kuria represents everything people fear with President Uhuru’s government – a vindictive, murderous government waiting to explode on its citizens.
After Robert Alai, then who?
The thing with Kenya is that you cannot silence everyone. This country always bends towards a freer, safer and democratically just system. Kuria who may have blossomed in the last ten years, like his jolly friends, forgets so fast.
There exists a feeling among most Kikuyus of Kuria’s disposition that state power shall never change hands again. That the state is theirs to plunder. That they are a chosen tribe. Sadly, a decade ago, the Kikuyu were just wallowing in in the cold, displaced by Moi’s Kamatusa, and we know it took all of us to make Kibaki happen at the dawn of the 21st century.
That feeling, that siege mentality, at worst, only creates bloodthirsty mongrels like Moses Kuria.
This country is a plural democracy. It is composed of voices. Any attempt to silence these voices has often been met by thunderous noises. Kuria, a very young fellow in his 30s, or 40s, already feels our noise is too much and must be extinguished.
What a pathological fallacy! We are here to stay.
Kuria’s plan to Kill Robert Alai aided and supported in his thoughts by a dubious Ugandan with ‘no fixed abode’ is extremely outrageous. Kuria wants to Kill Alai as who? As what?
As a blogger and friend of Alai, I confidently tell Kuria to go to hell. Who is he? Anyway?
— Robert Alai (@RobertAlai) April 12, 2014
Dikembe Disembe blogs at Kenya Today platform, a free platform for all and sundry including Matsanga, Moses, Alai et el. Listen to the record audio of Kuria, Matsanga conversation HERE.