Friday, September 27, 2013

PRESIDENT UHURU SHOULD RESIGN FOR THE WESTGATE TERRORIST ATTACK

How shall Kenyans and the global community have confidence and respect in the leadership of President Kenyatta, when his top security organs were aware of an impending terrorist attack in the Country but failed to take precautionary measures to avert it?

Virtually five months in office, the Jubilee government has proved to be weak, uncaring, petty, divisive, vulnerable and with no leadership strategy to pursue the interests of Kenyans. They have also failed to hold the nation together.

President Uhuru, his deputy and the entire national security do not deserve to be in office. If Kenya was one of the Western democracies like the USA, the most honourable thing Uhuru and his entire national security organs was to do is to relinquish office and pave the way for a new leadership with the capacity to put the interest of the nation above anything else.

No wonder, Kenyans made the worst mistake to elect a President and deputy with questionable records on integrity and justice. In fact, the international community is laughing at us as a nation. We are viewed from a negative prism; mostly as people who makes irrational decisions without no regard to the consequences.

Two key thing distracting Jubilee leaders
First of all, it is virtually certain that the Jubilee leaders have continued to celebrate their controversial victory in March and forgotten to focus on national interests and the challenges facing Kenya.

We also know that trappings of power come with glamour and prestige but Kenyans expected Uhuru and Ruto to also think about their interests; especially national security which is the genesis of success to any nation.

Leaders who focus on upbeat and good news always miss the larger picture especially warnings of a coming catastrophe. That is why Kenyans are shocked to learn that the government was aware early enough about the mall attack but failed to put up contingency measures.

Secondly, the ICC cases facing the President and his deputy have hit a toll on their brains. Their primary focus is to win the cases or pursue ways and means of having the cases moved to Kenya.

Besides, they are also engulfed on what to do in order to have the proceedings suspended as well as the likely repercussions in the event they decide not to comply with The Hague based court.

The latest terrorist attack in the Westgate Mall has clearly demonstrated that we have a President and deputy who are primarily fixated with their personal problems and cannot effectively discharge national responsibilities.

Four years is a long time to persevere with the JUBILEE GOVERNMENT. It’s also tragic to entrust the lives of 40 million Kenyans including foreigners who are serving as investors, diplomats and relief workers on the hands of President Uhuru and Deputy William Ruto, who have proved to have great limitations in discharging the mandate they were accorded by Kenyans in March.

Uhuru Kenyatta is the pillar of the nation and anything that happens in Kenya, hinges on the office he holds. That is why Kenyans will first look at what the President did as our Chief executive especially when he had wind from the national intelligence service that there was an impending terrorist strike in the Country.

We want to know why the President failed to avert the attack, before we lay blame on his deputy, as well as KDF chief Julius Karangi, Interior Secretary Joseph ole Lenku, Defense Secretary Raychelle Omamo, Police chief David Kimaiyo, and NSIS chief Micheal Gichangi.

It’s quite simple, when a major corporation goes under; it’s the CEO of that corporation who is held to account and not his junior officers.

I don’t mean that the other individuals do not play a role in our national security but key decisions especially on our national safety and security are on the hands of the President who is also the commander in chief of the Kenya defense forces.

By and large, each person has to take responsibility and therefore we demand to know what they all did to mitigate the impending Al-Shabaab terrorist attack which has traumatized many families especially those who lost loved ones in the attack. Failure to do so, they should vacate office.
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