Tag: Nairobi

What Really Happened In Westgate Shopping Mall!

Westgate Shopping Mall
Westgate Shopping Mall (Photo credit: Eunheui)

I have spend some time thinking about Westgate Shopping Mall terrorism attack. I don’t know how it happened, but some clues leads to something even bigger than what we saw and heard in media.

The big question is, was it real terrorism or was it something else? A point to note here is how our men in uniform responded for that call. Even though the whole public believes in what they saw, some events during the four day siege went contrary to what was expected from our security forces.

Preventable Yet It Happened:

During that dark moments in our country, it emerged that the National Security Intelligence Service (NSIS) team knew exactly what was going to happen to the Mall, but they did nothing to safeguard the Shopping Complex against terrorism Attack. Why? This only leaves big guesses. Only the NSIS personnel can give us a good reason. And if they fail to, then we are have to think outside the box of the whole incident.

The Conspiracy Theory:

Questions after questions were asked, but unfortunately, no government official has come out to give answers to the general public. Most of us needed to know the truth so badly, yet Siri Kali (Big Secret) played its game well and up to now no one -except a few individuals – knows what was happening in the death Mall.

What Really Happened?

Lets say a few powerful hands wanted to extra a classified document in Westgate Shopping Mall, preferably a sensitive document that could have incriminated some powerful people in the government. The main target was the Barclay Bank where the document was hidden. But they could not just walk in and ask for it behind the owners knowledge. That is why they chose to cause terror in orders to have time to extract the documents or to destroy the thing if they had no other choice.

To be Continued…..


Her Answered Prayer

English: Maker Faire Africa in Nairobi-Nairobi...
English: Maker Faire Africa in Nairobi-Nairobi Hill,Kenya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She raised her weakly hands towards the sky and said, “Thanks to the living God for directing this person to me, for today I would have something to eat in my house.”

It was a message that I received from a beggar while walking on the streets of Nairobi today.  You can think I gave her lots of money, no! It was just a Ksh20 coin.

Things are becoming tough. With the prices of food-stuffs and other essential items sky rocketing, I understood why she loudly praised the Lord who drove me to her.

Where is Kenya’s Economy heading to? Unhappy people are trying their level best to stay and wait for the country’s economy to start growing by double digits as promised by the president and his deputy, even though with little to hopes that this dream will ever come to pass.

With the wage bill too high and civil servants going on strike very often,demanding for a pay rise, the future of the nation is unknown- unpredictable. As time goes, the more the pain for the common mwananchi.


Nairobi Governor: A sensitive Post for Kenya and Africa

English: A lone giraffe in Nairobi National Park.
English: A lone giraffe in Nairobi National Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Who would you vote for for Nairobi Governor’s post? For voters in Nairobi, you have a chance to take Kenya into an elevated level. You choice for a Nairobi Governor is very important not only for Nairobi city residents but also for the whole country and Africa.

According to Wikipedia, Nairobi is one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially. Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the main coordinating and headquarters for the UN in Africa & Middle East, the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business and culture. The list goes on!

Now, you understand why there is need for being careful when electing a Nairobi Governor.

For some of us, the party of choice will determine who to vote for. Others have another approach, ethnic affiliation could carry the day, and minority would vote for the person who can deliver the interests of Kenyans and more so the Nairobi county residents.

Should we forget about what Nairobi is for Kenya and Africa as whole? We have three people vying for Nairobi gubernatorial post. In this three, we should start thinking of the quality of leadership these people can offer for Kenyans and our foreign friends. If we go by social class, we might blander somewhere along the line and end up regretting making such a terrible mistake.

In Kenya we like fighting for change but when the chance comes our way to make it happen, we fight it back with anything at our disposal. Especially when it comes to political choices, we are so blinded by fear of change that we cannot evade this trap.

The race is on for those who want to make  Nairobi county a better place and those who wants to remain is current status.  Remember, the wiser your choice is… the higher the chances of making a worthy change for Kenya and the continent of Africa.

Hidden Plans After 2013 General Elections

Raila Odinga and his wife Ida Odinga during th...
Raila Odinga and his wife Ida Odinga during the ODM Rally at Uhuru park Nairobi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now I understand better why the country went through a hard period after 2007 general elections. Most of us pointed an accusation finger on the Electoral Commission, but the main reason was never discovered, and people still believe rigged election triggered violence in the country.

If we remember well, opinion polls indicated that Prime Minister R. Odinga and President Kibaki were so close, and that any of them could have emerged the winner. But since Raila seemed to enjoy support country wide, some rubbished these findings terming them as malicious means to sabotage the reality. It did not take long before they faced the outcome in anger and disbelieve.

The reason why I believe President Kibaki’s re-election was genuine is the fact that it seems the crowd that Raila was enjoying had no votes –non registered voters. And I can predict the same going to happen in March 4th 2013.

Recently, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reported that they have registered majority of voters in Central and Nairobi region. By statistics, these two regions favor the Jubilee Coalition led by U. Kenyatta, S. Ruto and M. Mudavadi.  Something to worry about is, are the CORD supports ready see someone other than Raila become the fourth President of Kenya?

The formulated plan

By now everyone having a mobile phone has received a message from IEBC urging people to go and register as voters. Voters’ registration campaign has been all over the country –through news channels, on-ground door to door campaigns, and even the politicians are preaching this to their supporters. However, it seems people are not taking heed of all these.

My reliable source has uncovered the controversy surrounding this go-slow of voter’s registration. A lot has been said about BVR-kits, but all these myths are just deceiving means to keep people in the dark. Youths in Nairobi, mostly in those areas that were severely affected by PEV  are grouping themselves in readiness for another onslaught on rival communities.

It has also emerged that these people have deliberately refused to honor their democratic rights; instead they are equipping themselves with crude weapons and warning their neighbors of what would happen if CORD does not emerge the winner this coming general elections.

During those dark-days in Kenya’s history, criminal minded individuals benefited much in looting and day light robberies. In my view, they are trying to cripple this election just to have another lawless crime spree. I hope the law enforcement team is aware of this.