From: Judy Miriga
Since, TJRC for Truth Justice and Reconcilliation Commission failed to do its job to clear and harmonize the historical injustices on time before the election, people will not shy away from it. People know exactly where their problems come from. It is a matter that will end up in court and even cause the elections to delay in order to fix matters. Since TJRC failed, no other person will exept the people themselves who will confront the monster and bring on board solution as people’s power shall not be failed by the monster of corruption. In this time of Reform Change, people shall use their votes as weapon against the wicked corrupt and bring the change they long for. Elections might delay to fix the problem, but the injustices must be discussed to resolve issues……..without it, we shall see the repeat of 2007/8 election crisis. Kudos Warsama for being blunt…..It is because, the Truth shall set us all free. Lets face it…..!!!
The world is watching every detail in Kenya, we shall not be intimidated or threatened. Elections must be free and fair……..!!!
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,
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— On Tue, 2/5/13, mohamed warsama wrote:
From: mohamed warsama
Subject: WRONG OF POLICE CHIEF TO BAN KENYA LAND DEBATE IN POLLS
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 12:42 PM
I totally disagree with the ban imposed by Kenya Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo on politicians debating the emotive issue of land in the current presidential election campaign.
I of-course do not agree that such a debate should target the Kikuyu community since this amounts to hate speech. But it is certainly desirable that the Kenyatta and then Moi families and all others who acquired their land illegaly should fully account for the land they own.
Many of you were not even born yet in the Sixties and Seventies when the Kenyatta family forced neighbours in Gatundu to sell at arbitrary prices to them. In Mombasa, several plots were similarly acquired to expand the Thiririkwa Estate that President Kenyatta accquired for use during his frequent vacations at the Coast. We also read in a London newspaper in 1974 how two American ruby discoverers were kicked out of their ruby find in Taita Hills and it was taken over by the Kenyattas.
Let the debate on the Kenyatta land grabs continue, but the authorities should not allow it to extend to Kikuyu community as a whole. Allowing this debate to continue will help in fighting impunity siince it will lead to other land grabbers too.
Land grabbers have no tribes whatsoever.
From: Christine Baraza
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013 8:03 PM
Subject: KENYATTA 500,000 ACRES OF LAND
The extended Kenyatta Family alone owns an estimated 500,000 acres of Land, approximtaely the size of NYANZA PROVINCE according to independent surveyors and Ministry of Lands officials, while 13 percent of Kenyans are ABSOLUTELY LANDLESS and 67 percent own LESS THAN AN ACRE OF LAND PER PERSON and we have IDPs in KENYA.
Here are some of the pieces of Land owned by Kenyatta Family
24,000 acres in Taveta
74,000 acres also in Taveta
50,000 acres in Taita
29,000 acres in Kahawa Sukari
10,000 acres in Gichea Farm-Gatundu
5000 acres in Thika
9000 acres in Kasarani
5000 acres in Muthaita Farm
10,000 acres in Naivasha
52,000 acres in Nakuru
20,000 acres in Bahati
10,000 acres in Rumuruti
40,000 acres in Endebes
1000 acres in Dagoreti
OTHERS are in Brookside Farm, Green Lee Estate, Njagu Farm in Juja, Quarry in Dandora and many others
From: john kibet
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013 3:51 PM
Subject: Jubilee Manifesto
Sista Margaret, I see your point. And thanks for your “defense” of Lee. I am WONDERING though what Lee Makwiny was thinking saying such a DUMP thing. May be he was high on MBUTA or OMENA. Who knows. But it suffice to say that if anyone has to say something, it better make sense, based on reality or truthful. The STUPID and RETARDED thing about these ODMers and Raila Odinga FANATICS is that they try to lop lies and untruths towards their opponents without any facts adduced. Take the case of wealth and Raila Odinga family. Any idiot knows that the Odinga FAMILY GOT THEIR WEALTH IN DUBIOUS MEANS. There is amble EVIDENCE allover the place to PROVE that. May be one has to look at places like AID FROM USSR to start with (starting with Raila’s father). May be someone has to look at CURRUPTION in the Kenyan government ( Moi can tell us that), etc.The Raila Odinga family WEREN’T WALL STREET SPECULATORS, COAL MINERS or whatever. So WHERE the heck DID THE WEALTH COME FROM? HEAVEN? Hopefully, Lee Makwiny WON’T TELL US TH
AT RAILA’S FAMILY GOT RICH BY FARMING SUGAR CANE!The point is that his Raila is the LAST PERSON to ACCUSE ANYONE of ILLEGALLY ACQUIRED WEALTH! Period.
John K USC USA
From: margaret gichuki
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013 5:52 AM
Subject: Jubilee Manifesto
In defence of Lee.
I think you guys got it wrong.
What Lee is saying is that if you come from a jigger province/county/region, you cannot be elected as a president.Lee thinks we have jiggers in our brains.That’s our Omega 3.
Be nice to RAO, the Nyanza gOD.
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:45 AM, john kibet wrote:
Lee Makwiny, Are u telling us that Uhuru Kenyatta suffers from alcoholism and jiggers infestation? OR did you mean to say that the Kikuyu’s suffer from alcoholism and jigger infestation? I thought Uhuru Kenyatta was supposed to have grown up in LIFE OF PRIVILEGE?—boarding schools, life in an American college etc. I thought I heard YOUR man, Raila Amollo Odinga, aka Arap Mibei (the name used to apply but not now) as saying that Uhuru Kenyatta STOLE large tracks of lands the SIZE OF NYANZA. How can a man of jigger infestation and alcoholism do that? I want to learn Lee M. So ENLIGHTEN ME! Well, let get our facts right first. This is the same Raila Odinga, who apart for a short STINT as a “LECTURE” at U of Nairobi, HE WAS THE GUEST OF BABA MOI in the INFAMOUS NYAYO DUNGEONS or Kamiti prison or being on the run from the law FOR MOST OF HIS ADULT LIFE. Where DID RAILA ODINGA GET HIS WEALTH? Was he a SPECULATOR working in the Wall Street firms in United States? Is THAT HOW RAILA ODINGA BECAME A BILLIONAIRE? Tell
us Lee M. Please enlighten us where the Raila Odinga family’s wealth came from. What about the large track of LAND that was bequeathed to Raila Odinga IN SOBA RIVER, TINDERET CONSTITUENCY that the LOCAL KALENJIN PEOPLE BELIEVE WAS STOLEN FROM THEM after the White Settlers left? What can you say about that Lee Makwiny? Can you ask your Raila about that? And if really exist, is he the one to CAST A STONE TOWARDS Uhuru Kenyatta with what happened to the land (among others) at Soba River (in Tinderet constituency). Raila Odinga NEEDS TO TELL US how HE AND HIS FAMILY GOT THEIR WEALTH. Folks, the Raila Odinga family MUST BE VERY HARD WORKING TO HAVE SAVED MONEY QUICKLY FROM NON EXISTENCE WORK/JOBS.
I wish the Raila’s can TELL ME or US (Kenyans) HOW TO GET RICH QUICKLY BY NOT WORKING A 9-5 JOB! May be Raila Odinga, his ODM SYCOPHANTS and FANATICS need to tell us the WHOLE SECRETS OF DOING NOTHING (other than AGITATION and trying to OVERTHROW legitimate governments) AND STILL BE MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES! Folks, let Lee Makwiny TELL US and we can then tell him if Uhuru Kenyatta (or Kikuyu’s for that matter) SUFFER JIGGERS and ALCOHOLISM. John K University of Southern California USA
From: Lee Makwiny
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2013 11:08 PM
Subject: Jubilee Manifesto
Maryane, We are in CORD, what do you expect me to say about TNA, honestly. Again, what is it in that maney-festo that is not in our manifesto? Let uhuru deal with jiggers and alcoholism first. Thank you.
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Maryann Wanjiru wrote:
Lee and All,
I notice you have been unusually quite on this; http://uhuru.co.ke/manifesto#manifesto, which was magnificently presented, unlike the Cord one, which was pure gossip, oooh Uhuru has a huge land oooh this one has this and that, yaani uvumi.
It was embarrassing to watch Ababu commenting on the same later on, he looked confused, jealous and lost,
It was a fantastic presentation, well researched and touched on issues, i pictured myself living in a different and developed Kenya.
If ONLY it can be implemented, isiwe just on paper.
Raila says Uhuru can’t be trusted with land reform
Updated Tuesday, February 05 2013 at 00:00 GMT+3
By Kenan Miruka and Robert Nyasato
Kisii, Kenya: CORD presidential candidate Prime Minister Raila Odinga has asked politicians not to promise what they cannot deliver during campaigns.
The PM also asked Kenyans not to be flattered with attractive manifestos, saying some of those giving big promises do not know how to get money to actualise some of their pledges.
Addressing a rally at the Gusii stadium, Raila who was flanked by his running mate Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka and Trade minister Moses Wetangula said his rivals could not be trusted to implement the Constitution and bring land reforms in the country.
Raila and Kalonzo maintained that Mr Uhuru Kenyatta was among those who own huge tracts of land in various parts of the country and therefore could not hoodwink Kenyans that he could reform the sector. However, the CORD leadership has not produced evidence in public of such ownership.
“A hyena can’t bring reforms in a goats’ pen. That is only possible when all the goats are dead,” Raila said in reference to land reforms.
Raila tore into Foreign Affairs minister Sam Ongeri over a recent peace pact signed between the Kisii and Kalenjin communities, saying it was wrong to ask people to vote for a particular coalition to guarantee safety of their land and business in the Rift Valley.
“Kisiis have a constitutional right to own property anywhere in the country. They don’t need to vote for a particular candidate to guarantee this. I am impressed by the massive support in Kisii, which is now officially a CORD zone and those thinking it is a swing vote are dreaming,” said the PM.
Kalonzo said it would be wrong for Kenyans to elect leaders who opposed the Constitution.
“I went round the world in shuttle diplomacy but these individuals never recognised the role I played in the whole thing. We stand for social justice and shall respect the sanctity of titles,” said Kalonzo.
He said the country could not afford to accord leadership to a group of people pretending that they would initiate and implement reforms.
Ruto bought land with ‘fake’ deed, court told
Updated Tuesday, February 05 2013 at 08:13 GMT+3
By Isaiah Lucheli
Eldoret, Kenya: Documents and a title deed used to transfer a parcel of land to Jubilee coalition presidential running mate William Ruto were allegedly not genuine, as they did not originate from the Ministry of Lands.
Principal Land Adjudication Officer at the ministry, Kiogora Mburugu, also told the court a green card that contained ownership details of the land owned by Adrian Gilbert Muteshi had also been illegally expunged from the Eldoret Lands office.
The land’s official claimed there were inconsistencies in the transfer of land from Muteshi to Dorothy Jemutai Yator who eventually sold it to Ruto. Yator allegedly sold the property to Ruto, but Muteshi argues he never charged the property’s title to secure money.
Yator sub-divided the 100 acres into nine titles. Muteshi, who was displaced during the 2007 post-election chaos denied selling the land to anybody, insisting he is a victim of fraud, manipulation of government processes and unfair treatment.
Kiogora told High Court Judge Rose Ougo in cross-examination that the ministry had revoked a title deed issued to the former MP and Yator and placed a caveat on the land until the matter was heard and determined by the court.
The former MP has been engaged in a court tussle over the ownership of land in Uasin Gishu County with Muteshi.
The process of issuing the title deed was also questioned, as it was given before the stamp duty was paid, which is against the rules. Kiogora told the court that even the registrar did not have powers to order for the issuance of deed before payment.
The court also heard that a letter by the ministry had indicated that Yator was in possession of the land as early as 1980 whereas at the time she was only six years old, which dealt a blow on the authenticity of the letter.
Another alleged inconsistency in the land transaction included a picture that was used in the transaction, as it did not belong to Yator who was present in court during the hearing of the suit.
Meanwhile, the MP was allowed by the judge to step down as a witness after an application by lawyers Kioko Kilukumi and Katwa Kigen. However, Muteshi’s lawyer Anthony Libulele opposed the move.
TJRC to publish report in May
By DANIEL NYASSY email@example.com
Posted Monday, February 4 2013 at 18:34
The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) will release its findings on May 3 on the injustices committed to Kenyans by past regimes and individuals.
The chief executive Mr Chavangi Aziz Tom on Monday said that prominent issues affecting the Coast region were land and marginalisation.
He also said that 40 per cent of Kenya’s injustices were on land adding that the issue had borne the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) whose grievances the commission was still addressing.
“We attempted to engage the MRC on three occasions but they declined to agree with us. First, they demanded legal recognition then the release of their leaders and finally the issue of land,” he said.
Mr Tom said the report would be a detailed account of the injustices committed to Kenyans and would set the benchmark for other commissions of inquiry to refer to.
Noting that land had been the subject of great violence in the country, Mr Tom called on Kenyans to remain calm and conduct peaceful elections.
“Kenyans should not fight over land any more. Solutions are coming. We shall give our recommendations with permanent solutions after releasing our report. Please remain peaceful,” he said.
NCIC: Keep off historical injustices
By Standard Digital Reporter
KENYA: The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has cautioned politicians against discussing historical injustices as the campaigns heat up.
Such statements are tantamount to incitement, said the commission’s chair Mzalendo Kibunja.
Instead, NCIC has told them to allow the Truth Justice and reconciliation commission to execute their mandate.
The commission’s warning comes amid calls for greater caution in utterances as Kenya heads to the polls.
Last week, the Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI) Executive Director Mwenda Makathimo cautioned politicians against spreading falsehoods or create misery on account of land issues.He explained that such talks are likely to polarise voters, as land is a sensitive matter.
With some blaming the nominations chaos on erroneous information disseminated on social media, IEBC has also expressed concerns about communications on the digital platform.
Politicians told to keep off land issue
Updated Thursday, January 31 2013 at 00:00 GMT+3
By Michael Wesonga
Eldoret, Kenya: Politicians have been cautioned against stirring tension through exploiting the emotive land issues during campaigns.
Land experts warned this was likely to polarise the country and incite ethnic tensions ahead of the elections that could trigger violence.
The Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI) Executive Director Mwenda Makathimo cautioned politicians against spreading falsehoods or create misery on account of land issues.
“They should stop doing this anywhere in the country, especially for their selfish gains, as this could result in the scenario we witnessed during the previous elections,” he said.
He instead urged the politicians to fast track the gazettement of the National Land Commission nominees whose names were approved before Parliament was dissolved.
Makathimo noted that it was the only independent body in the Constitution capable of resolving all historical land issues and implementation of new land laws.
“Where disputes arise, they must be resolved in a legal and peaceful manner as provided for in the national land policy, the Constitution and the new land laws that stipulate clear mechanisms within which land disputes are resolved,” he noted.
He regretted that land had resulted in the death of innocent Kenyans, destruction and loss of private property and the disruption of businesses and people’s lifestyles that has undermined local and national economies.
He was speaking in Eldoret where they conducted a public education forum on land, peace and elections under the initiative dubbed Ardhi na Amani Kenya where they unveiled a caravan on the same.
LDGI chairman Ibrahim Mwathane, assured all Kenyans that once instituted, the land commission would deal with all the matters being raised by politicians through legal, structured and institutional processes.
Johnstone Kiamba, a member of the institute, urged Kenyans to be good stewards of land by subjecting it to proper use.