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Waki Report and The Political Hypocrisy

Politicians the world over share similar traits with chameleons. The fame reptile changes its colour to camouflage itself with its environment. Politicians change their interests to suit the circumstances in which the find themselves.

 These men and women locally known as waheshimiwas will stops at nothing including murder to achieve their ambitions. To them, the end justifies the means.
 
On October 16 this year, Justice Philip Waki, who chaired the Commission of Inquiry into the Post-Election Violence, handed over a report containing the findings of the commission to the appointing authority. Waki did his job but Kenyan politicians and their parties are tearing each other over how the report's recommendations should be implemented.
 
Some like Agriculture Minister William Ruto have rubbished the report as nothing more than hearsay, rumours, innuendo and fiction. Ruto accused the Waki team of doing a shoddy job. Then this week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade Minister Uhuru Kenyatta led more than 20 MPs from Eastern and Central provinces to pronounce the Waki report as "too shallow to be acted upon." The legislators said the report was too flawed to be acted upon.
 
What has incensed politicians the most is Waki’s sealed envelope containing the names of politicians and businessmen who either incited or bankrolled the post-poll chaos, which the judge handed over to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the Chairman of the Panel of Eminent Persons who negotiated a deal between the Orange Democratic Movement and the Party of National Unity to end the post-election fiasco. The content of the envelope is known only by Waki and his team.
 
The commission's recommendation for a tribunal to try the suspects or the alternative trial of the suspects at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, the Netherlands, has sent jitters across the political divide. Why are the politicians panicking? Why they guilty are yet no name has been publicly revealed?
 
The chameleons were enjoying when Kenyans were being butchered, displaced and their property destroyed. They could not unite as they are doing now to discredit the report and condemn the senseless violence in the charged political atmosphere. They instead retreated to their cocooned luxuries watching blood being spilt at a distance.
 
They had a reasonable excuse to retreat because their families were not affected. None them died, were displaced had their property destroyed. To those opposing the implementation of the Waki report, here are some suggestions for them:
 
One: The word amnesty should be deleted from their vocabularies.
Two: The internal refugees should be left alone to decide their fate on Waki's recommendations and co-existence with their neighbours.
 
Third: Crimes were committed against the Kenyan poor and the organisers, financiers and executors of the violence must face the law.
 
Finally: Because your families were eating and drinking, enjoying life while others died, stop any talk on the report. You never felt the pain.
 
To those who killed, torched innocent children and women in a church compound destroyed others' property and stole, reflect on the past nine months from then and ask yourself this simple question: What did I gain from the violence?
 
The lead competitors in last year’s General Election President Kibaki, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Prime Minister Raila Odinga are today sharing the same table eating and drinking but your neighbour is still languishing in an IDP camp.
 
In fact, their spouses are enjoying state allowances through your taxes, except Mrs Ida Odinga who declined the Sh800,000 per month offered to her by the government by virtue of being the Prime Minister's wife.
 
I remind politicians opposing the full implantation of the Waki report that there exists one Felicien Kabuga who behaves like an antelope. The ICC has no boundaries and eventually will catch up with the criminals who love power than human beings.
 
Kenya has excess and capable legal experts. The reason it has deliberately failed to bring to justice perpetrators of the post-election violence leaves one at a loss

Added: October 31st 2008
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