NYS:MP’s Fight Fiercely Over Anne Waiguru

Anne Waiguru is Grilled as MP’s Fight Fiercely Over Her

Today she almost led MPs into a physical fight when she appeared before a parliamentary Finance committee to answer questions touching on the theft scandal in her ministry.

Members of parliament heckled at each other as the Jubilee’s cute girl cat-walked into the august house.

Her cute looks made heads turn as Members of Parliament who have never gone close to her tried to catch a glimpse of her beauty.

The young face with dazzling eyes and her hair shinning like banished brass charged the legislators dividing them right in the middle.

A section of MPs, especially from Central Kenya including Ferdinand Waititu, and Nyeri women’s representative Priscilla Nyokabi were Waiguru’s defense battalion who vowed to dismantle the jaws of any MP who dared disturbed their girl.

As she was answering questions from Opiyo Wandayi, an ODM legislator, the CS’s army rose to their foot and told off Wandayi over his insistence that Waiguru explains the theft which was luckily unmasked.

Richard Onyonka, who recently ditched ODM citing doom in the party, challenged Opiyo to a fist fight if he was not satisfied with the answers he was getting from Waiguru.

Raila Odinga’s brother Oburu Oginga ganged up with Opiyo to declare Wiguru corrupt.

He was however heckled and told to shut up as his brother had been representing Kibera for decades yet he could not achieve what Waiguru has achieved in just a few months.

“You are just nominated, I am elected. You cannot intimidate me. You have finally gotten where I wanted. Do not go there,” Onyonka told Oburu.

‘Waiguru Effect’ made the august house to degenerate into a mad market with heckling as MPs tries to outsmart each other.

The fracas continued and Waiguru watched as the MPs tore each other apart with their hot flying utterances.

She is called Waiguru, the making of Mutahi NGunyi, she sparks that rare feeling when he appears before a male dominated committee!

DEEP INSIGHTS into CORRUPTION CARTELS in Kenya; Ruto, KENGEN, Std Gauge Railway and much more

By Gordon Opiyo via Facebook

Serious Mindset Change Needed:Today , I would like to reflect on the impact of corruption in the lives of common citizens.

I would like to ask everyone to reflect on how corruption has affected their lives at all levels.
Personally, I can NEVER EVER stand to defend any Politician involved in corruption- whether he is from my village, tribe or County.

That is one key reason I can NEVER EVER stand to defend Raila, who is both my tribesman and from the same County.
I cannot let my conscience allow me to participate in a twitter or facebook campaign eti ‪#‎naniisclean‬.

This is why I wholeheartedly believe that Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the ONLY PERSON that can and WILL deal with Corruption… ONLY if Kenyans come from their tribal cocoons and shun their tribal gods who are extremely corrupt. Based on my extensive records on corruption in Kenya- there no SINGLE case that mentions Uhuru in plunder of Public Resources.


I joined the Weekly Review as a Financial and Economic writer in the 1990s- and since then I have watched as some Politicians take advantage of silly and zombie like tribal following to fleece public institutions of billions.
Whereas the immediate families and close confidants of the Politicians become filthy rich, the average mwanachi is usually left worse off.

I watched as some powerful politician forced the construction of Turkwel Hydroelectric Station in a River that had no capacity to produce enough water.

I watched and wrote about how some powerful politicians brought in diesel generators and forced KENGEN to buy power from the so called Independent Power Producers at highly inflated rates. As the clique of powerful Politicians became filthy rich- Key Manufacturers like Unilever decamped from Kenya due to high power bills. Common Wananchi ended up losing jobs, and bought goods at higher costs.

I watched and wrote about sugar and maize importation cartels that ensured that importation of sugar and maize became very lucrative. At the same time the sugar and maize farmers were reduced to paupers.

I watched as NSSF and NHIF were fleeced by powerful cartels and wrote several stories on the same:- and the average Mwananchi kept dying due to lack of social security and basic health insurance.

Having been closely attached to the Kenya Railways, I passionately followed the privatization of the Railway Network that started in 2004- at that time I was writing for the Sunday Standard. I watched in total shock as a company that had ABSOLUTELY no Capacity was given the entire Railway System for FREE. I was present at the Nairobi Railway Station on the last day of October 2006 when then Transport Minister Chirau refused to hand over the Railway System to RVR. He only did that after getting a call from a top State House Official. Ten years later, the Railway system is totally collapsed. This is what the Mail and Guardian wrote about the company that won http://mg.co.za/article/2010-03-12-kenya-rail-deal-fails

“The parliamentary report asks why pre-qualification rules specified that bidders should have a total net worth of at least $35-million—while Sheltam Rail Company’s financial statements showed it was operating with a negative working capital of R3,98-million.”

This is what the African Infrastructure Digest wrote about the Railway Scandal http://www.africainfrastructuredigest.com/…/is-the-rvr-con…/ “It turned out that the Rift Valley Railways (RVR), the special purpose company created to operate the railways, was just a shell company for some highly connected and speculative Private Equity firms, whose intention was never to improve the utility, but rather reap handsomely through strategically placed loans and advances that would be repaid over the years at interest, bleeding the utility dry”.

As a result of the massive corruption at the Railway Handover- traffic Jams have increased in Nairobi after the commuter train system collapsed and the tens of thousands of passengers that used the train before RVR came to the picture all turned to the roads. Prices of goods have increased after the Cheap Train Cargo service collapsed.
Yet,- the politically connected company that was behind the Railway Mega Scandal made billions and the politically connected “Investors” are being praised in Kenyan Newspapers as “Smart Businessmen”. Some of them got elected to Senate and Parliament.

I could go on and on about Ministry of Lands, Telecommunication Industry, Security Contracts etc.. but this could mean writing a book.

Until the day Kenyans stop being TRIBAL and ask top politicians like people like Ruto and others to account for their conduct, networks, and associations- we will NEVER win any war on corruption.

Until Kenyans begin seeing Uhuru Kenyatta as their ONLY hope in slaying corruption, and stop seeing him as a Kikuyu, we will still go back to our tribal gods- whose only mission is to enrich themselves and their close associates.

But to not be deceived, the battle against established cartels is not easy… especially with tribal minded voters who do not reason beyond their tribal gods.

Story first blogged by Kenya Today

Abandon Kalonzo in 2017, DP William Ruto tells Raila

strategy: DP William Ruto dances with a boyholding a chicken at Jaramogi Oginga Odingauniversity in Bondo yesterday.

strategy: DP William Ruto dances with a boyholding a chicken at Jaramogi Oginga Odingauniversity in Bondo yesterday.

June 29, 2015


Cord leader Raila Odinga should consider abandoning Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate in 2017 or he will be defeated as was the case in the 2013 general election, Deputy President William Ruto said yesterday.

Ruto said Raila should change strategy and his line up.

He was speaking at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology in Bondo, Siaya county, during the launch of the Anglican Church synod.

The DP said Raila should stop blaming him for losing his presidential bid in 2013, but instead prepare for a bruising battle in 2017.

Ruto said Raila should not have a problem with him since they did not contest against each other.

“At times Raila gets bitter with me when he reflects on the election predicaments, yet I personally was contesting against Kalonzo. I want to tell him I have no problem with him and what he witnessed in the last polls was a result of uncontrolled circumstances,” he said.

“He competed with President Uhuru Kenyatta and he will do the same in 2017.”

Ruto urged Raila to revive his campaign structures in readiness for the last duel with Uhuru.

“Let Raila plan well this time round for it will be a tougher battle that does not require people like Kalonzo. Let him unleash his campaign weapons and face Uhuru head-on in the battle field,” the DP said.

He said in 2017, the Jubilee government will get back to power as they have confidence and trust in most Kenyans.

“President Uhuru and Agwambo (Raila) will again fight for the top seat in 2017, but in 2022, I will come back to Bondo to seek your support for the top seat,” Ruto said.

He said he voted for Raila in 2007 and expects to get his blessings in 2017.

Ruto said he will defeat Raila by far if he picks Kalonzo as his running mate in 2017.

He said the Jubilee government is developing regions perceived to be brooding controversial politics to ensure “they feel power” as they pay taxes although they do not support the government.

Ruto warned some Cord leaders against creating a rift between him and Raila with non-existent allegations.

“Some Cord leaders like Siaya Senator James Orengo and Johnstone Muthama of Machakos are engaging me in unnecessary political witch-hunt to create a wedge between me and Raila,” he said.

Ruto accused Nyanza leaders of failing to visit his office and that of Uhuru for “goodies” to develop the region.

“I have been yearning to come to Siaya county for development matters but nobody, including local MPs and the governor has visited our offices.  They fear criticism as far as the region’s politics is concerned but I must thank Bishop Joannes Angela for his invitation,” the DP said.

Ruto who was with MPs Ken Obura (Kisumu Central), Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Mathews Rodi (Kuria West) and Mary Emmasse (Teso) and Uhuru’s former political adviser Raphael Tuju.

Ruto urged Luo Nyanza leaders to  work with the Jubilee administration to develop the region’s economy.

The Star

Hunt for Rift Valley vote targets DP Ruto



The clamor for control of the Rift Valley vote is tormenting Deputy President William Ruto as he has become the main
target of the campaign led by Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga. Critics said the governor has teamed up with the family of former President Daniel Arap Moi and Mr Odinga to fight out for the control of the more than one million votes now under the command of the deputy president, based on the voting patterns of the 2013 general elections.

The war against Ruto is local and national, analysts said. At the local level, his opponents are discrediting him for not delivering to the Kalenjin people in particular in influencing more appointments to the government and the eviction of
squatters at Mau forest.

At the national level, his opponents have tapped Raila’s support with corruption allegations being the main arsenal.
The renewed focus on the Rift Valley as a frontier of supremacy wars around Deputy President William Ruto has ex-
posed a do-or-die struggle for power in the region with far-reaching implications for Jubilee’s fortunes in the 2017 presidential polls. On May 10, 2015, President Kenyatta and his deputy, sought to stamp out the rebellion in sections of Jubilee, visiting Bomet, in the wake of perceived splits in the United Republican Party (URP).

The President blamed media machinations for the growing perceptions that his deputy was losing grounds in the Rift Valley. In response however, the governor warned the President and his deputy that South Rift is not a Jubilee Alliance party (JAP) zone, a day after the duo toured the region in a move seen as an attempt to consolidate the falling pieces within URP while publicizing the new vehicle JAP.

It has emerged that the battle for the Rift is partly being fueled by the Cord leader’s renewed determination to recapture the Kalenjin vote from DP Ruto. The former PM’s failure to secure substantial support in the Rift Valley is said to have costed him the Presidency in 2013. At play also is the long-standing power rivalry between Mr Ruto and the family of former President. This rivalry manifested itself in 2007, when the DP was at the helm of ODM which swept the entire Moi family out of power, including in the Baringo home.

This was to be replayed in 2013 when the election results revealed a clear intra-ethnic divide between the low-lands Kalenjin (Tugen, Keiyo and Pokot) who largely voted for KANU and the “highlands” Kalenjin (Kipsigis, Nandi) who voted for Ruto’s URP. Uncertainties relating to the outcomes of a case facing the DP at the Hague are also fueling political activities in the Valley. The Deputy President has recently been on the spot in the political circles. The most interesting of the new allegations by former Raila aide Herbert Ojwan’g appear to have got favorable press coverage despite the fact that facts that have been released by the Ministry of Health Services and Ruto himself point a different picture.

The allegations are that Ruto scuttled a Ksh17 billion deal to renovate and expand Eldoret Hospital in a deal that Ojwan’g had facilitated with the Chinese and which he was benefiting from directly. He alleged the scuttling was meant to facilitate another deal to build a new hospital, fronted by Ruto at a cost of Ksh28 billion. But Health Cabinet secretary James Macharia has dismissed those allegations. “The Ministry of Health floated an International Expression of Interest for the establishment of another hospital in the newly acquired 200-acre piece of land.

The evaluation is ongoing; no tender has been awarded and no costs determined,” read part of the statement. Macharia said the hospital management had called on the DP to assist them in obtaining funding for the expansion
and improvement of the existing facilities in the hospital to provide the required specialised healthcare to thousands of Kenyans who rely on it. “After going through the proposal, the Deputy President expressed concerns over the manner in which the contractor and their accomplice had been identified, the justification of destruction of four wards
currently occupied by patients and the logic of trying to construct such a facility in an already congested place,” he said.

Ruto attributed the allegations to the politics of the control of Rift Valley. “How can a conman become a whistle
blower? Somebody who was ripping off Kenyans. Brokers, con-men and their group have no place in this administration. My friend the former Raila and his PA must keep off from me and if they are interested in a political duel, I am ready,” he said.

The Deputy President revealed that he is the one who stopped the controversial project and warned both Odinga and his assistant that he is ready for an all out war should they persist in their propaganda. “How can anybody pretend that they want to spend Ksh17billion without due process, without a competitive tender process? Ksh17 billion can build a brand new referral hospital complete with theatres, consultation rooms,” the DP explained. The attacks against Ruto by the Moi’s and governor Ruto have come at the time when his case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is nearly coming into termination. His opponents are seeking to take advantage of his engaged attention because of the focus at concluding the case successfully and also the need to attend government duties.

Recently, Ruto claimed that his adversaries were praying that he is jailed by the International Criminal Court (ICC)
so that their political star to shine. “It is obnoxious and immoral to plot bad things against your brother,” he said recently in Mau Narok.

At play is the long-standing power rivalry between Mr Ruto and the family of former President Daniel Arap Moi. This rivalry manifested itself in 2007, when the DP was at the helm of ODM which swept the entire Moi family out of power, including in the Baringo home.

Either way, the ICC case will affect the political trajectory of Ruto and the Kalenjin community. If Ruto is found guilty then his political competitors in the Rift Valley led by Gideon Moi and Isaac Ruto will get a motive to sell their agenda of an alternative leadership. If he is acquitted of all accusation leveled against him, then this will boost Ruto’s ratings and consolidate his bedrock support.

But, political observers see last Sunday’s meeting in Bomet County where President Kenyatta passionately and elo-
quently defended his deputy as a political masterstroke on the part of the deputy president. The battle for political supremacy in the region hit fever pitch recently after Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP) expelled some nominated MCAs from Bomet County for failing to toe the line. However, the Head of State used the opportunity to drum up support for his deputy saying that they were inseparable. “I will support my brother Ruto as we
continue leading this country,” the president stated in Bomet County.

The Head of State has blamed the media for the woes bedeviling his deputy, saying: “I always see in the headlines that you people are fighting my deputy and I have come here to from you because I don’t believe what they are saying…” he said.

Kenyatta dismissed Ruto’s critics in the Rift Valley terming them as power hungry individuals who are not satisfied
with their positions. The Head of State said he had full confidence in his deputy adding that he will stand with him all the way. The President is not ready to abandon his deputy this early and attract political division the kind that bedevil the grand coalition government and affected its performance. The president handlers and some supporters might entertain a thought of fighting Ruto but it’s imperative to note that Ruto and Uhuru are close friends who have come a long way since the days of Kanu.

The deputy president appeared to have turned the tide against his critics after he managed to convince many of the high profile Kalenjin elders and other veteran politicians to his side. Former powerful cabinet minister in the Kanu era Nicholas Biwott made his first public appearance in Bomet where he passionately defended the deputy president and asked other leaders to respect him. MrBiwott said that Ruto was the only anointed by the elders to lead the Kalenjin community and asked other leaders to shelve their ambitions and support him. According to the National Vision Party
(NVP) leader, the infighting amongst Kalenjin leaders was not healthy adding that the squabbles were going against the interest of the community.

Governor Ruto has been labeled a rebel without a course by Ruto’s sympathizers who also accuse him of wrecking the boat from within.  For his part, Nakuru Deputy Governor Joseph Ruto, it was unfair and unreason-able for a few Kalenjin leaders to fight one of their own in public instead of supporting him. He said that the Bomet meeting had worked in favour of the deputy president after more than 30 Kalenjin MPs threw their support behind him. In what signifies the changing fortunate for Ruto’s critics, Kanu secretary general Nick Salat was heckled after he appeared to defend Governor Ruto by describing him as a ‘good man.’ Ainamoi MP Benjamin Lagat said that the community will rally its support behind President Kenyatta in the next general election.

Mr Ruto has defended the dissolution of URP, a popular party amongst Kalenjin, saying it was strategic and the right move. He said that he was going to be the biggest beneficiary of the newly created JAP. His critics claim that Ruto has been hoodwinked by the TNA into dissolving his party (URP) and as a result he has lost his bargaining power. In case things go against him, he has no fallback position after he ‘killed’ his party, they say. But, when all is said and done, DP Ruto remains the most influential politician who commands respect across all the Kalenjin sub-tribes. His gift of gab, vigor and other oratory skills places him well ahead of his opponents.

AfriCOG’s malice won’t dampen Kenya’s spirit

Gladwell Otieno:CEO Africog
Gladwell Otieno:CEO Africog

BY Jimmy Tarus
The renewed onslaught by the western sponsored public benefits organization Africog against President Uhuru at the ICC is malicious.
The African Centre for Open Governance has been committed to efforts to destabilize the country as a greater goal than their false image they try to portray of pursuing justice.
Motivated by funding from George Soros’s Open Society East Africa,Africog will stop at nothing to destabilize this country in the name of appeasing their financiers.
Africog’s recent move of working to revive president Uhuru Kenyatta’s now defunct case at the ICC should not come as a shocker because that is right within their terms of reference from their financiers.
Africog’s main agenda since its inception has been un patriotic. The organization has acted more like the western powers’ spy agency in Kenya than an ordinary nongovernmental organization.
Examining AfricOg’s activities since its inception, it’s easy to detect their pursuit of a foreign agenda at the expense of patriotism.
In the run up to the 2013 general elections,Africog and other foreign sponsored NGOs put up a spirited fight to bar president Uhuru and deputy president William Ruto from contesting in the general elections citing the cases at the international criminal court. Their mission failed at the time when the courts dismissed their application.
In determination to accomplish their mission of stopping an Uhuru Kenyatta presidency, they petitioned the Supreme Court in March 2013 against president Uhuru’s victory. This, they lost again when Uhuru was declared by the supreme court as validly elected.
It’s evident from their past activities that Africog as an organization has been hell-bent to throw Kenya into chaos. The same institution or their sponsors have been determined to stop or put an end to the Uhuru presidency for reasons best known to them.
Its against this background that it is so easy to tell that their recent pursuit to revive the ICC case against president Kenyatta and their application to have Kenya face sanctions from the Assembly of State Parties has underhand objectives that are only aimed at creating anarchy in our country.
John Githongo, who chairs the board of Africog has been alleged to be a British spy. His activities since his resignation as permanent secretary during the reign of former president Mwai Kibaki has always been questionable.
Githongo is remembered for his secret recordings of the conversations with former cabinet ministers David Mwiraria and Kiraitu Murungi.The recordings which happened at the height of the controversies surrounding the anglo leasing scandal were apparently done on behalf of the then British High Commissioner to Kenya Edward Clay.The scandal was aimed at frustrating the Kibaki regime’s reform agenda.The recorded tapes were aimed at painting the Kibaki regime as too corrupt and too incompetent to fight graft. The irony of the matter was that the masterminds of the scandal were British nationals!
AfriCog’s activities have proved that Kenya is the only country in the world where the civil society is unaccountable and is free to do clandestine work to please foreign countries while undermining the stability of the state. It is only in Kenya where the presidency is disrespected to the extent this organization is doing.
A number of the self proclaimed governance experts have never shown Kenyans how transparent they are themselves. For example while Africog prides itself in fronting for good governance, no one has been given information on how they are funded and how they fund their activities. It’s ironical that the same organization that purports to advocate for open governance is involved in underground and questionable activities that might easily throw the country on another spree of bloodbath like it happened in 2007.
Is there any likelihood that AfriCog and their foreign financiers love Kenya so much than we do ourselves? Kenyans know what is good for them and that is why despite the charges that were facing president Uhuru at the ICC by the time we went to polls in 2013, Kenyans overwhelmingly voted for him.
Just like their previous efforts, the new initiative to revive President Uhuru’s case through the backdoor will not succeed. If its money they are getting from their donors, let them spend on something better or use to buy palatial homes and pieces of land like they have always done.
Their main mission under the stewardship of Gladwell Otieno and other saboteurs of national interests like Professor Makau Mutua is to materially benefit by documenting lies against the country in order to impress their masters for more funding. This unfortunate lust for foreign funding shouldn’t however be pursued at the expense of morality and patriotism. That is why they will invest a lot of effort in western practices like homosexuality as an agenda in African Civil society activities.
This is the time for all Kenyans to express their disappointment with these foreign puppets who have nothing good for Kenya and Africa as a whole.
Africog and their cohorts will not dampen the country’s determination to grow. The malice should be an inspiration to President Uhuru Kenyatta to even steer the country to greater econo-socio- political heights and shame the devil.

SONU Elections: Babu Owino goes for Abby Gacheru


As SONU campaigns enter homestretch, incumbent student leader Babu Owino has picked Abby Gacheru for Vice Chair.

According to his campaign manager Bishop Ndege Sirkal, Babu picked on Abby in a line up that also has Milka Obonyo (Gender Affairs), Shasha Wamae (Health), Cate Muchiri (Finance), Goske Soke (Legal Affairs) and Angel Mbuthia (Academic Affairs).

Ndege, a long time campaign handler of Owino, says Babu has nurtured and financed more female students in SONU politics than any other student leader in recent history.

“If you are confident, and want to do it, comrade Babu is the best bet. That’s why there is always a fierce competition to be in Team Babu,” he says.

Ndege, who uses humour to call for support for all Team Babu line-up, is confident the coming election is already won in their favour.


Below are a few humorous lines to selected candidates:

1. Babu Owino

1.You must have at least ksh.10 million in your current account and ksh. 5 million in your savings account
2.You must have 3 bars and 2 restaurants within Nairobi
3.You must be respected and feared by Both uhuru kenyatta and Raila odinga
4.You must not be an admin spy,puppet or bed mate
5.You must be paying fees for at least 34 needy UoN students
6.You must be proud but humble, strong but weak,Peaceful but violent
7.Your grandmother or mother must not be a witchdoctor
8.You must have been a former SONU chairman
9.You must not pee in bed like Anyanga or be always drunk like prof mbeche
10.You must love all comrades. All Comrades must also love you back
11.You must not have broken your virginity before 19th September 1999.Your bottom virginity must be intact.
12.You must have graduated from UoN with a 1st class degree

In another rant, he tells Comrades why Babu is ‘peaceful’.

1.Babu believes in the Holy Trinity, In God the Father,The Son and The Holy Spirit
2.Babu always carries an open Bible in his car
3.Babu was named “The most non-violent student leader in Africa 2014″ by The Economist Magazine
4.When mosquitoes disturb Babu owino at night,he does not kill them or even spray doom,Babu kneels down and prays for the mosquitoes
5.Babu has never taken any of his enemies to court or to police station. He prefers to forgive them after paying them
6.If u send Babu owino an abusive SMS, he will respond by sending you Airtime of KSH.100
7.Babu has never slapped or laid his hands on a woman. He respects women very much
8.Babu has a cat called Philgona .Babu normally eats after the cat has eaten
9.Babu spends all his SONU monthly salary on orphans at Kasarani children’s Home.
10.Whenever Babu owino hugs a lady, he whispers the words “LENTULUS ” in her left ear. LENTULUS means “peace be with you”
IF U DIDNT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW…..meanwhile ‪#‎BABUcontinua‬

 For Milka Obonyo, Ndege rants:

1.Milka stopped wearing underwears on 5th July 2010.Nowadays she wears only maroon Thongs
2.Milka was born in the same hospital and ward as Mrs Rachel Ruto ,wife to kenyan Deputy president
3.Milka’s heart beats 112 times per minute when she’s chewing PK
4.Milka is the founder and sponsor of Mama Milka children’s Home in peponi road westlands, taking care of orphaned and destitute children
5.Milka weighs 53kgs while dancing in public.She weighs 57kgs while dancing naked in private.
6.Milka’s role model is the late Prof Wangari Maathai .Milka is also inspired by Martha Karua and Anne Waiguru
7.Milka comes from a family of firsts. Her grandfather was the first kenyan to cough after smoking marijuana, in 1919.Also,her grandmother was the first kenyan woman to dance with a white man in 1920.
8.Milka is an astute businesswoman. She has invested heavily in the matatu industry. She has 17 matatus with MATAKO Sacco plying Matasia -koroboi routes in Nairobi
9.Milka is Born Again & is a firm believer in the Holy Trinity. Jesus Christ is her personal Saviour and defender.
10.Milka’s birthmark is on the junction between her left thigh and her right hip,30 cm perpendicularly below her left nipple,or 2cm above her holy spirit.


‘If You Were a Christian, You Were Shot on the Spot;’ Christians Suffered Brunt of Terror Attack at Kenya’s Garissa University

By Leonardo Blair , CP Reporter
Christians, Kenya, Garissa University (Photo: Twitter)

Christians were reportedly shot on the spot during the terror attack on Garissa University College in Kenya Thursday which left 147 people dead and 79 others injured.

Nearly 150 people are now dead after four members of the terror group Al-Shabaab launched a brutal attack at Garissa University College in Kenya Thursday and Christians suffered the brunt of their fury.

“If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot,” Collins Wetangula, the vice chairman of the student union, noted in a FOX report.

He said when the gunmen arrived at his dormitory he heard them opening doors and asking people cowering for their lives if they were Christian or Muslim.

“With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die,” he said.

Joel Ayora, who witnessed the attack on the campus, noted in a CNN report that the gunmen crashed a Christian service at the college and took hostages. They then “proceeded to the hostels, shooting anybody they came across except their fellows, the Muslims.”

“We were sleeping when we heard a loud explosion that was followed by gunshots and everyone started running for safety,” student Japhet Mwala told AFP. “There are those who were not able to leave the hostels where the gunmen headed and started firing. I am lucky to be alive because I jumped through the fence with other students.”

Kenya’s National Disaster Operation Centre confirmed via the agency’s Twitter account that the four terrorists were eventually killed in a face-off with government security forces, but they left a total of 147 dead bodies and 79 injured people in the wake of their attack. Some 587 students were also evacuated.

As families and friends grieved over their loved ones, Mervyn Thomas, chief executive of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, expressed his condolences.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and injured in this attack. … CSW deplores this cowardly attack on civilians. The separation of hostages according to their faith echoes previous Al-Shabaab attacks and highlights the group’s deadly and divisive sectarian motivations. This is particularly poignant coming on the eve of the Christian celebration of Easter. We welcome the statement by President Kenyatta assuring the nation of the deployment of the necessary security apparatus, and call upon the international community to support the Kenyan government as it responds to the ongoing situation and formulates policies to address this heinous threat,” he said in a statement.

This is the deadliest terror attack on Kenyan soil since 1998 when 200 people died after the U.S. Embassy was bombed in Nairobi.

Somali radio shut, staff arrested, for Al-Shabaab claim on Kenya as details of terror mastermind emerge

Bloomberg,Nairobi Confidential, AFP & M&G Africa Reporter

Mohamed Kuno is Kenyan, and one of the suspects in Garissa attack is Tanzanian. As in Uganda, the nature of the regional terror threat is changing.

Mohamed Kuno inset into a Shabaab flag. From a
Mohamed Kuno inset into a Shabaab flag. From a “gentle” teacher to terror mastermind.

SECURITY forces in Somalia ordered Shabelle Radio off the air on Saturday for broadcasting a claim by al- Shabaab that it carried out an attack on a university in neighbouring Kenya that killed almost 150 people.

“Shabelle Radio breached an agreement between the independent media and the security ministry in which they agreed not to air any propaganda from al-Shabaab,” Mohamed Yusuf, a spokesman for Somalia’s security ministry, said by phone.

Mohamed Bashir Hashi, an editor with Shabelle, said staff were arrested during the shut-down.

“We aim to provide a service that is balanced and unbiased and the government wants us to be their device,” he said by phone. “That is an act against the independence of the media.”

Somali militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the April 2 attack on Garissa University College in neighboring Kenya. It was the second worst terror attack in Kenya, since the Nairobi US embassy bombings of August 1998. There was a simultaneous attack on the US embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

A total of of 213 people were killed in the Nairobi attack, of whom 44 were American embassy staff. The Garissa toll is also more than twice higher than the 67 from the bloody Shabaab seige of the Westgate mall in Nairobi in September 2013.

Since Kenya sent its troops to southern Somalia in October 2011 to stop Shabaab’s crossborder attacks, nearly 500 people have been killed in Nairobi, the coastal area, and its northeastern towns, in attacks by Shabaab and its local affiliates.

Meanwhile a more detailed profile of Mohamed Mohamud, named by Kenyan police as the mastermind of the Garissa college attack, is emerging.Mohamud, described as a “soft-spoken” former teacher, is known also by the alias “Kuno”, as well as “Dulyadin” and “Gamadhere”—meaning “long armed” and “ambidextrous”.

The alleged Shabaab member is also wanted in connection with a string of recent cross-border killings and massacres in Kenya’s northeastern border region.

Police have offered a 20 million shilling ($215,000) bounty for information leading to his capture.

Mohamud is a Kenyan national and an ethnic Somali—like more than two million other Kenyans or some 6% of the population. The minority mainly lives in the country’s vast, impoverished and arid northeast, where Garissa is one of the largest towns.

Kenya’s ethnic Somali region is also claimed by the Shabaab as part of Somalia itself, and has long been lawless, including the brutal secessionist 1963-1967 “Shifta war”.

While Mohamud, thought to be in his late 50s, did not take part physically in the Garissa attack, students who survived the massacre described the attackers as men like him: speaking Kenya’s Swahili language well, with some suggesting they may have been Kenyan too.

One of those arrested of suspicion of supporting the gunmen include a Tanzanian—found hiding in a ceiling with grenades—and a university security guard, a Kenyan ethnic Somali, according to the interior ministry.

Mohamud was reportedly born in Ethiopia into the powerful Somali Ogaden clan, which controls the region where Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia meet.

Reaching into Kenya

Photographs show a slender man with a short beard.

Kenyan police sources say he was a teacher and then headmaster of a madrassa in Garissa, but later became radicalised and crossed the porous border into southern Somalia to join the Islamic Courts Union, a precursor to the Shebab.

An AFP correspondent who met him in the Somali capital Mogadishu in 2008 and 2009, when the majority of the city was under Shabaab control, said Mohamud was a well-known and hardline commander.

He commanded a much-feared Islamist unit in Mogadishu called the “Jugta-Culus”—or “heavy strikers”, who carried out some of the toughest fighting.

Mohamud, however, also appeared in person as educated as well as “quiet and gentle”.

He appeared in several propaganda films showing Shabaab battles in southern Somalia, and later was a commander in the southern Somali Ras Kamboni militia, under the warlord Ahmed Madobe, a former Islamist commander turned Kenyan ally.

In the murky world of Somali armed groups, politics and clan loyalties, Madobe’s forces helped Kenyan forces seize the key port of Kismayo in 2012.

While Mohamud is on the run, Madobe now leads southern Somalia’s Jubaland region.

But under pressure on their home soil, the Shabaab have reached into Kenya to carry out attacks and find recruits among disaffected youth in the Muslim-majority coastal and northeast regions.

In November, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated group claimed responsibility for holding up a bus outside Mandera, separating passengers according to religion and murdering 28 non-Muslims.

Ten days later, 36 non-Muslim quarry workers were also massacred in the area.

Further bloodshed

A Shabaab statement on Friday warning Kenyans of further bloodshed, said the gunmen carried out the Garissa attack in revenge for the “systematic persecution of the Muslims in Kenya”.

Attacks cited include Kenya’s 1984 Wagalla massacre, when Kenyan troops trying to put down local conflict killed an unknown number of people – officially less than a hundred, while others claims up to 5,000 people.

For Kenya, the role of its own nationals like Mohamud can only  complicate its anti-terror war, requiring a different local political approach, beyond the military campaign in Somalia.

The fact that a Tanzanian might be involved, will draw comparisons with the July 2010 suicide bombings in the Uganda capital Kampala, in which 80 people were killed.

Shabaab took responsibility for the attack, which it said was retaliation for Uganda’s role in the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia.

There are 13 people on trial for those attacks – seven Kenyans, five Ugandans and one Tanzanian.

The terror threat in East Africa, has become truly regional.