LICK YOUR SELF INFLICTED WOUNDS JUBILEE
By S Otieno via Facebook
Uhuru men nursing “wounds” as the fair and just High Court Justice George Odunga quashes Uhuru’s”Jim Crow” version of security laws.
In oppressive regimes like Moi and Uhuru’s Kenya, Chile’s Pinochet, Gaddaffi’s Libya, Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany, and Museveni’s Uganda, a Judge has to be bold to deliver such fair judgments.
And in most cases such judges of high integrity will reject the allure of billions of shillings, and sometimes dollars. This battle isn’t over yet. It will drag on to the High Court then the Supreme Court(where God knows what may happen). There’s a reason why the AG chambers wanted a 3 judge bench.
Kenyans beware that all these bills are meant to push you to the wall, so that you can attempt to rise up, and present Mr. Kenyatta with a “1982 coup moment”, which may even culminate in the suspension of all Opposition parties. By seeking to circumvent this bait, the Civil society, and the Opposition leadership was smart enough to seek redress in the courts, and have therefore “averted massive bloodshed”.
Justice Odunga’s bravery in an environment where such patriotic rulings are made against an environment of a threatening environment and probably material temptations and enticements has surely earned him a place in the annals of fame.
The court’s ruling against this knee jerk reaction by Jubilee in the name of the Security Amendment is testament that Justice is about laws that guarantee that we get it wrong all the times, and not some of the times. As a security expert, I can for sure tell you that a security apparatus only works when its grounded in utmost integrity and goodwill. And that’s why any serious military or police academy drills in their recruits the virtues that ensures that they carry out their work not just meticulously, but also with Honor. I can tell Mr. Kenyatta for free that the Security amendment Bill that was brought to his desk by Muturi is a dishonorable piece of legislation which cant see the light of day in an enlightened nation of conscientious citizenry.
This High court ruling consolidates the understanding that Kenyans have certain infallible rights that the ruling elite cannot purport to usurp. And it was rather preposterous for Mr. Kenyatta to- by the stroke of the pen and in cahoots with his puppets in the dishonorable August House abrogate himself those rights, that “even God would have to wipe out the human race or even blow up the whole world” to take away from human beings.
And these are the rights that the founders of America described as “inalienable rights, to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. James Madison was to later author the Bill of Rights that better expanded the idea of what these inalienable rights are. The Pentagon can’t take them away from Americans, and so cant Mr. Kenyatta deny those rights from Kenyans. It is the equalizer of all Men. The Bill of Rights the affirmation that all men were created equal.
Any time you attempt to usurp those rights, whether in a constitutional vacuum like in the French revolution, or in a post 2010 Kenyan constitutional dispensation then you are surely courting a revolution. No conscientious person will ever allow you to take those rights. Mr. Kenyatta should ask King Loius XVI.
Lick your self inflicted wounds Jubilee. May the drums of Freedom rain in all parts of this wonderfully made republic. A nation that we so dearly love.
God bless Kenya.