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  1. Duncan Muchina August 19th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    A well analytically and poignant piece of writing that tells it as it is. What have you done with the “little” you have received before demanding for more? Why should you be trusted? I think Joshua has hit the point home eloquently.

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    1. Joshua Ngaatu August 19th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      Mheshimiwa is right on the general context but quite open and vague on putting systems and procedures which would be sustainable and not open to manipulation by our ethnicised political framework. Since time immemorial(independence) there has have been consistent, factual and fictitious representation that the ruling “communities” in our democratic system and previous autocratic system have been taking it all, in fact milking from the others. This has brought dissent, hate and polarisation among ethnic communities. Others who are hardworking are branded as thieves, others who are sidelined using favourism system are branded as lazy e.t.c. The 15% county development funds and 2.5% CDF funds =totaling to almost 17.5% is itself a lot and i beleive the systems of county goverments will work in 10-15 years with other counties lagging and others taking a lead. However, the provision of the allocation should not be left at the will of political process rather enshrined in constitution to avoid manipulation. Jubilee has done great of allocation of almost 30% (of previous budgetaty allocation) but lets make the process constitutionalized rather than become a campaign promise. Due to our ethnic nature deep devolution will assist in de-ethnicising our socio-politics. 40% allocation through constitution provision will show that whoever gets into power, equity would be preserved and the best man with the best idea would get a chance to rule and no one can polarise as resources would be distributed equally. The little given should be their right not a favour, there will be those who would destroy and benefit but with time they would all catch up. This should be the same to natural resources, i.e goverment takes 50-60% counties (as they represent local communities, take 40% e.t.c).

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      1. Duncan Muchina August 20th, 2013 at 12:21 am

        Summarizing your lengthy post above gives me no option but to conclude. You are an advocate of 40%. Just like RAO is calling for. Well, why? You never said what you did with 15%!

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        1. Joshua Ngaatu August 20th, 2013 at 10:37 am

          Am calling for soberness and factual not hogwash. Rao calling for Parliamentary System is naive and deft as it does not adress anything rather than personalities. However, 45% for governors will go a long way to even deethnicise and cleanse our centralisation system which makes others cringe. The taxation is done to all Kenyans and a system is suggested to address problems in the society. Its not a prerogative of the state to decide rather the katiba and people. 15% is embeded in Katiba and can do something for development, but at 15% the central goverment will still wield 85% which can be well utilised or poorly managed just like counties and can be used politically. I also beleive 15% is not enough though a relatively good start, but to ensure its effective somewhere between 25-40% will be ideal, a county will be given around 6-7 billion, that will be a good economic start. Another key point, policies are developed to adress economic and social equilibrium. Our negative ethnicity which derails us is due to resources competition through power maintenance..at 15% the coalition of tribes of any party will tend to maximise or revenge using the advantage. I am from coast for instance and this has been a negative perception, which may be fictional. But at 40%+ a society ills or let down wont be blamed on others and further open for fair competitive..There will be blips and ups but with good measures it can succeed. The fear of resources exploitation, dominance e.t.c would quietly fade..and Kirinyaga, Kilifi, Siaya, Meru counties will surely up the tempo in development..this adresses social-political and economic aspects

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        2. Kwessi Pratt August 20th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

          40% goes to who any way, not the people? After devolving central government would be running very little show indeed. Whats all the money for? Fund allocations should be put in the constitution to stop tribalists from deciding who gets what. And thats not asking for too much!!!!

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  2. Margaret August 20th, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I disagree: We cannot forget the malpractices of the general election ; We
    can forgive and move on building Kenya but forgetting – It shall never
    happen! Did you forget the Mau clashes? The Kaya bombo killings in
    Coast? The Kiambaa church deaths in Rift-Valley?…..No, you cannot forget ….but yet – you can forgive!

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    1. Qwani August 20th, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Now Margaret, if there were malpractices at the recently concluded general elections and you have the evidence I would suggest you submit it to the relevant authorities. When the author says we forget, he is referring to the recent elections not the killings during all past elections in Kenya. Let us keep things in context when commenting.

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      1. Kwessi Pratt August 20th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

        What purpose would that evidence serve? Our Supreme Court endorsed a fraud and that was the end of it. Thats why calls for change are coming up so soon. Its actually record-breaking turn of events! However, injusice has never ever stood a chance in the history of man. And with ICC hovering overhead, you should expect alot of earth-shaking happenings in not too distant future.

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        1. Qwani August 20th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

          Well, the evidence will lead us straight to the perpertrators who can then be prosecuted. It is not too late, don’t give up hope. You have mentioned calls for change. Kindly point out exactly what those calls for changes are about. That way, I and the rest of the public can have an idea of your line of reasoning. As for the ICC cases, I will use the words of a wise man who made reference to the just concluded elections: ” It (the elections) will come and it will end.”

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          1. Kwessi Pratt August 21st, 2013 at 11:16 am

            You are getting utopian pal. You can neither punish a whole leadership nor is it possible. Kenyans never exercised their collective will in last elections. What happened was that 2007 fiasco was upgraded through mischievious incidences as stated above here. In such scenario where a whole out-going government perfects thievery to select successor, how would you undo that without resorting to referendum or worse? ICC is a tsunami continuously dismissed a mere little twister. 8 Months down the line I hope you will prove me wrong. Thus, hidding behind empty statements wont help at all. God is on the side of people. It wont take long before that hard reality dawns on us.

          2. Qwani August 21st, 2013 at 12:31 pm

            Clearly your deductions are neither based on facts nor evidence but rather on what politicians say. What changes are these that you refer to as “record breaking turn of events”? Can you list them for us or will you wait for the politicians to list them for you? Once again, as for the ICC, don’t tie your destiny with the outcome of those cases. Focus on your life. Those cases will come, they will end and life will continue. Lastly, don’t go wishing ill upon other people or even on this country in the misguided hope that your “prophesy” may be realised. Rather pray that we have peace and liberty and that plenty be found within our borders.

          3. Kwessi Pratt August 22nd, 2013 at 4:58 pm

            Dont tell me your understanding is too low? 5 months after elections and guys are asking for referendum is not record-breaking? Am not wishing anybody bad but facts are facts. If the guy ignored wise counsel not to run for office before he sorted out the ICC issue, what pride is there in having a whole deputy president being tried in foreign land? Am concerned because he demeaned us and the country. His wisdom on this one is no more than hot air. Kenyans dont deserve this monumental shame!

  3. David Muchemu August 20th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Margaret,
    We cannot be held hostage by our history. “Kiambaa” did happen. People were burnt in the house of the Lord. A tragic and horrific act.What we have to do is learn from it and move on. otherwise it is going to consume us alive. Justice is overrated, forgiveness is not. The justice that you seek is not going to bring those who died back. Nor is it going to change the fact that this was a horrific act.If black South Africans can forgive whites after all the pain they put them through Our tribes should be able to forgive but not forget. The president and his deputy are leading the way on reconciliation. I suggest the rest of us follow suit. Peace starts with you and me.

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    1. Kwessi Pratt August 20th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      No reconciliation is going on, only merrymaking! Actually behaving as if other Kenayns never mattered!!!!

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  4. Kwessi Pratt August 20th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Justifying your salary is not a bad idea. However, Kenyans cant forget fraud in hurry just because those who visited the fraud wantit that way. There are three instances that cant be disputed about those elections.
    1) Mungiki letters and airport sagas were schemes to fool Kenyans.
    2) Tyrany numbers were practically fictitious and meant to reduce Kenyans to defeatists.
    3) 111s, 333s, 444s, and 888s in election results were actually the tyrany numbers and nothing else.
    So

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  5. arap chumba August 20th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    i see the paper writing scheme scandal is up and running. Having known former mheshimiwa this type of writing is clear he did not write this paper. maybe hired someone. hayo tu.

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  6. EDDY August 24th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Ati Joshua Kutuny is the director of political affairs, office of the president! Surely, how and when was this appointment done? Isn’t it a public office?

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  7. Jp August 25th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    How can you talk of building kenya yet the Kalenjin and Kikuyu’ s think they are Kenya, be realistic in order to build Kenya all tribes should be involved,

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