Wednesday, April 16, 2008


While people continue to be butchered by the Mungiki, with women exposed to all manner of indignities and with business and the public transport system paralysed, the security forces seem more interested in papering over their failures rather than in taking any meaningful action against the sect. The Standard quotes the Internal Security PS, Cyrus Gituai, saying that the police expected the sect to strike 3hrs later than they actually did on Monday. Yet three days later, the police still seem to be unable to come to terms with this surprise. There continues to be a dearth of policemen and security agents on our streets in sharp contrast to the hordes that were unleashed to cope with the post-election fracas.

And true to form, one Eric Kiraithe, the police spokesman, continues to peddle his own particular version of fact-deficient reality. Remember this is the same guy who claimed the footage of police killings in Kisumu was digitally doctored only to announce later that the virtual slayings were the subject of a very real investigation and prosecution. Now he tells us that the police have the situation under control. Methinks he needs to leave his bong at home when he goes to the office.


Unyc said...

Kiraithe can be pretty annoying at tymes especially now. THere is a comment he made on ktn that left me baffled.
He needs to style up!

Anonymous said...

typical kenyan, the police, gava, and parlianment's ineptness in addressing mungiki is beyond words. the kenya gava makes history in the most fascinating and unusual of ways. for example, an opposition leader formally supports the incumbent in an election; an illegal organization even having a spokesman!; police being surprised by a demo by an illegal organisation, right in front of palia and the police hqs; AND THEN WORSE STILL, the kenyan leadership cannot see this comical set of errors for what it is!!!!!