Monday, April 30, 2007
Drying tear

Haven’t you heard they are the best?
The best before gaining power,
They utter out feelings, ideas
That “will” dry the tear,

The light, the dark,
Political revolution is political erosion,
Promote civil seclusion, hate civil education,
Ballot boxes only bring, but usher them out not,
When guns bring them, do they take them out?
Who comes after you?
Will they dry the tear?

The left, the right…aid–debt,
Oh, it hits hard on her chest…
She belchs, she pukes 3 times from a hungry stomach,
Where Peace equal bullets, many die,
Talks is peace, no body dies,
I hope the pain will dry the tear,

Yes, a ray of love, togetherness,
Work smart for her,
It might take time, you determine,
Africa my wonderful, dry the tear,
posted by ombui at 8:05 AM | Permalink | 3 comments
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Is Artur X-file true?
Last year, Kenya experienced a heroic move by one of her sons John Githongo.

John Githongo, who is in exile in London,England, came up with recordings and other intricacies of the Anglo- leasing scam. In his recordings, the top government persons including Dr. Chris Murungaru, Moody Awori, David Mwiraria and Kiraitu Muringi were trying to persuade him not to continue with investigation that would reveal their role and the role of other technocrats in the scam.

It was at that time The Standard newspapers offices and its’ TV Kenya Television Network (KTN) was stormed by the “government sent”. Newspapers that were in printing process and for distribution were destroyed and KTN shut for few days.

Among the “government sent” the brothers Margaryan Artur and Sargaryan Artur from Armenia were present.

Few days later, after March 2006, The Arturs link to The Standard raid surfaced at the Kiruki's Commission hearings when it became evident that some material belonging to KTN, including video tapes, were found at their Runda residence.

What is Githongo’s motive?
The motive and intention of John Githongo were to make the ills of the NARC- Kenya and former Kenya African of National Union (KANU) government very much available to the citizens of Kenya.All attempts by him to make the truth to come out was sabotaged by the NARC-Kenya because they had a big share of the scam began by KANU regime.

Though silence the silence of the former anti-corruption chief, John Githongo is not thought of and talked about. Is it a sign that the right time to sue the involved is drawing near?

Artur X-files
This year, the close allies to Kibaki’s government have revealed that they will release a book called the Artur X-files.

The “Artur X-files” is centered on the gifts and the money gave to the bigger and more flamboyant helped the Artur brothers stay around and do business.

Margaryan Artur says that the book "will put the ministers to utter shame, even if they don’t resign."

In an interview with the The Standard Margaryan says, "I didn’t leave anything to chance, so I recorded them (ministers)... They can be seen as they come and go and (sic) I give them money; I’m not kidding about this one, it is all on tape."

As many people wait for the book to come out, Kibaki’s government is in tension and plotting on ways to refuse and paint itself clean. I will not wonder when kibaki’s government claims that the Artur recordings to be fake or prepare a Parliamentary Select Committee to meet the Artur wherever they might be to confirm the clarity of the recordings. This will be only to kill time and fool the nation that something is being done "Kiruki's Commission".

Now as I write, Margaryan says that he is madly in love with Winnie Wangui Mwai who is the daughter to Political Activist Mrs. Mary Wambui, but I ask if the marriage political to calm the Margaryan or to help the Artur’s to have a better foot in Kenya? Does this tell us something of whom the Arturs’ are dealing with?

Is the Artur X- file true? To test the truth in book is not easy but let the book be printed and made available to Kenyans. Kenyans are the ones to tell if what is written in book meet the ‘independent investigations’ and evidences. Afterwards followed by prosecutions.
posted by ombui at 10:10 AM | Permalink | 2 comments
Monday, April 09, 2007
Makerere guild elections; Mugagga Accept defeat
Makerere University has come to light once again after a historical election that ushered in a female Guild President.

Susan Abbo of the Democratic Party (DP) led the polls with 3,570 votes (44.4%) followed by Remi Mugagga of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), 2,761 votes (34.41%) and Andrew Tayebwa, 1,235 votes (15.3%).

Another lady in the race was Violet Acumo of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) polled 149 votes (1.84%) in a race of 17 candidates.

Abbo, a third-year law student and resident of Africa Hall, becomes the third female guild president in the over 80-year-old university. The first female president was Norah Njuba (1987/88) and the second was Sarah Kigongo (1998/99).

A surprise came when Remi Mugagga of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) protested the election results, that later culminated into violence that called for police intervention by firing bullets in the space to restore the situation before it could go out hand.

Today, Mugagga thinks of battling Abbo in the Courts of law. The court move will be a waste of time, since there is a clear line of the winner.

I think Mugagga should accept the results as a learned friend and accept the wide gap of defeat.
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