Photo [President Uhuru with Mr. Esipisu and Ms. Munira]
State House Press Service, an institution that’s expected to report exclusively on matters touching on the presidency released a statement belatedly responding to the evolving land saga in Lamu. So threatening is the tone of the statement that you are left wondering whether the presidency also nowadays summonses citizens suspected of criminal acts.
“The Siaya Senator should prepare to write a statement on what he knows not just about the Lamu land grabbing, but everything else,” reads the statement.
The statements, signed by Dennis Itumbi and several other junior factotums working at the press unit, is probably the crudest abuse of presidential fiat. It also returns to the fore National Intelligence Service fears on trusting a lowly qualified, certifcate holder with vital instruments of statehood.
Increasingly, it is becoming difficult to separate opinions of junior state house officials from the official communication from state house. A case in point, earlier than this, was the flouting of rules and abuse of the constitution which led to officials at treasury paying off Anglo-leasing billions by mere email from a communications official of the president, despite clear constitutional provisions that such payments would involved official ‘seal’ of the presidency.
In collecting many others to release a statement laced with threats to former lands minister James Orengo, Itumbi and group has flouted not only rules governing presidential communication, but mocked both the public service commission and head of President’s press unit Mr. Manoah Isipisu.
Coming in the background of rumours that Itumbi views Isipisu as an ‘outsider’, whose orders are to be ignored whenever necessary, this statement, authored byÂ Dennis Itumbi,Â Munyori Buku,Â Eric Ngâ€™eno,James Kinyua,Thomas Kwaka,Â Munira Mohammed,Â David Nzioka,Â Emmanuel Talaam reveals the shocking arrogance that runs through President Uhuru’s men and women of power.
Here below is the full statement by the minions.
James Orengoâ€™s statement today has confirmed his role in the Lamu land grabbing. That is why he has not addressed the theft of land that he presided over at the lands ministry.
He has resorted to dropping names of the President and the Deputy President without giving an iota of proof.
He keeps trumpeting the Ndungâ€™u report which he didnâ€™t even talk about during his five-year tenure at the lands docket.
We remind Orengo of his parliamentary answer on Thursday December 8, 2011 in response to Dr Bonni Khwalale: â€œThe Ndungu report is just a small component of how to deal with the land sector.â€ we rest at that.
On the TJRC report, Orengo should not think Kenyans have forgotten his remarks in a workshop in Nairobi on November 16,2010: â€œeven though TJRC chair Bethwell Kiplagat has resigned, Kenyans have no faith in the commissionâ€™s processes and outcomes. It should be disbanded.â€
Orengo as a lawyer is aware the document is still in Parliament. The fact is, unlike Orengo and his ilk, the Government promised to provide an answer to the land question and it is doing exactly that.
The Siaya Senator should prepare to write a statement on what he knows not just about the Lamu land grabbing, but everything else.
Finally, Orengo has proven that he is a bogus reformer, fake liberator and counterfeit leader willing to â€œhold and protect a list of 1,000 alleged land grabbersâ€ in an effort to blackmail the Government.
We dare him to do his worst.
Statement By PSCU Senior Directors