[Marxism] KENYA SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE (KSDA): Congratulations To Orange Democratic Movement
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From: "Mapambano Kenya" <MapambanoKenya at gawab.com>
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Subject: Congratulations To Orange Democratic Movement
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November 22nd 2005
CONGRATULATIONS TO ORANGE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (ODM) ON THE WINNING OF THE NOVEMBER 21ST REFERENDUM TO ACCEPT OR REJECT A COUNTERFEIT MONGREL CONSTITUTION IN KENYA.
As per our analysis this week, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which has been campaigning for a "No vote" in the just concluded November 21st referendum on a New Constitution, has emerged victorious. At the time of releasing this statement, the Yes or "Banana side", led by President Mwai Kibaki, had garnered a total of 1,006,632 votes while the No or "Orange side" was leading with 1,446,830 votes.
There is no need of waiting for the final results to be announced because the outcome will be obvious - No will win. There are 8 provinces in Kenya and from initial reports, the "Yes" side has so far emerged victorious only in one Province - Central province - which is populated by the Kikuyu ethnic group. The "Yes" side has so far lost in 7 Provinces, a sign that the "Kikuyu government" mainly got votes from the Kikuyu ethnic group. This is despite Kenyans in Central province living under intense capitalist exploitation, absolute poverty and great human suffering. The land issue has never been addressed or resolved in Central province since the days of colonialism.
Kenyans in Central province were mainly brainwashed during campaigns by thieving Kikuyu elites in power to support "a Kikuyu President" by voting "Yes". What they were never told is that the corrupt Kikuyu elite have nothing in common with suffering Kikuyu workers, peasants, students and millions of unemployed Kikuyu youth apart from a similar language. The outcome of the Referendum confirms KESDEMO analysis that there is no government that can come to power in Kenya today without the support of all ethnic groups in the country.
When KESDEMO made the above analysis in one of our statements, we were called names by ethnic chauvinists and other forces of reaction who were blinded with tribalism at the expense of the interest of the Nation. The Referendum result also indicates that if Elections were called tomorrow, Kibaki and his thieving clique of Mount Kenya Mafia will be swept out of the scene with landslide majority.
Despite its "Democratic nature", the calling of the referendum was in itself, a political suicide by a corrupt and insensitive government that turned its back against mass opposition to a counterfeit and mongrel Constitution that was fundamentally on trial at the referendum. We warned the government not to tamper with the Bomas draft of the Constitution but Kibaki and his Mount Kenya Mafia cartel could not listen.
"The Banana project" has now been permanently buried "six feet under" while the loud Banana megaphones at home and abroad have suddenly gone quiet. The much awaited "Victory Party" that President Mwai Kibaki announced would take place at State House after the "Yes victory" will never see the light of day. Naive banana supporters and other degenerates who expected a convivial whining and dinning session with dance and regalia with the President at State House have to begin licking their wounds immediately after a historic, devastating and painful defeat at the hands of the Orange battalion.
We take this early opportunity to congratulate the Orange Democratic Movement for a work well done. We also send congratulatory notes to all Kenyan people at home and abroad who have demonstrated a high political consciousness by voting down a mongrel Wako Constitution laden with political dictatorship, decrees and authoritarianism.
The defeat of the government at the referendum is also a defeat of ethnic chauvinists surrounding Kibaki and a clear message to the President that his time as leader of the Republic of Kenya is over. Despite his popular election to lead the Nation in 2002, Kibaki's defeat at the referendum and at the hands of the very Kenyans who put him to power with an overwhelming majority is a strong statement that the President should now be forced to resign or call a snap General election. We believe that Kibaki will not leave power voluntarily.
The result is proof that the current government is illegitimate and the next reasonable option on the table should be a strategy for the installation of a new government. This means that a campaign for a snap general election has to begin because the results is evidence that the people of Kenya have lost confidence in the very government they elected in 2002.
From the view of KESDEMO, leaders in the Orange Democratic Movement should immediately constitute themselves into an opposition movement/Party to begin a struggle for power. MPs aligned to the Orange camp should make it impossible for Parliament to operate because after the defeat of the government, Kibaki and his lackeys must be weeded out of the political system because their ethnic posturing, arrogance, murder tactics and other dirty schemes during the Referendum campaigns have proved that they should not be in control of the State machine.
During the campaigns, eight Kenyans were murdered in cold blood after they were shot by GSU and police who were taking direct orders "to shoot to kill" from John Michuki, Minister of Internal security. With its brutal handling of rallies called by the Orange team, the government demonstrated that in times of crisis, it will be prepared to unleash all instruments of violence against its own people regardless of whether or not human life is at stake.
The huge waste of tax payer's money to support an illegitimate Constitution which has finally been rejected by Kenyans should be compensated by the exit from power of Kibaki and the arrogant Mount Kenya Mafia which is drunk with power. This exit can only be facilitated through an election and the ODM should not budge on this strategy.
Kenyans witnessed with amazement how an Orange rally at Mombasa was banned by the government, how Kibaki referred to Orange campaigners as "Wapumbavu" (Stupid people), Mavi ya Kuku (Chicken shit) and other expletives. Surely, is this the kind of language fitting for a President who came to power on a popular program for change and reconciliation?
The view of KESDEMO is that the Referendum has eventually exposed the real pumbafu - President Mwai Emilio Kibaki - with Mount Kenya Mafia gang assuming the distinction of Mavi ya Kuku. The gang failed to advice their President correctly and the immediate consequence is an impending exit from power. Let Kenyans not have new wapumbavus and mavi ya kukus leading the country because this is an expensive risk the country cannot afford to take!
CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF JUGDEMENT
KESDEMO demands that Michuki, a former District Officer (DO) during the colonial dictatorship who is also Kenya's Minister for Internal Security and who sent thousands of Mau Mau fighters and sympathizers to detention and concentration camps, be weeded out of government once and for all. The Police Commissioner, Mount Kenya Mafia cartel and anybody who participated or was implicated in any way in political/economic crimes against the Kenyan people should be fired and taken to court to face justice. The likes of Michuki and company should never again be allowed to seize new opportunities to murder innocent Kenyans in cold blood using the police.
The Referendum has exposed President Kibaki as a dictator who will try to bribe or buy voters during desperate times. Kenyans witnessed with amazement as Kibaki welcomed at State House one sycophantic delegation after another to be bribed with money, promises of universities, roads, title deeds and other "development projects" at their home grounds to induce them to vote "Yes".
The truth is that the Referendum brought to light the serious senility and atrophy of the President's brain especially after the Head of State failed to understand that the delegations he was bribing at State House were gangs of traitors who did not have the support of their constituents especially on the question of the Referendum which the government eventually lost. With this catastrophic failure of judgment, the President can longer be trusted with charting the future of Kenya and this is why he needs to pack his belongings and leave State House sooner rather than later because Kenyans must move on.
During the Referendum, Kibaki tried to bribe voters in areas where he believed he had support by creating a record 27 new districts in the republic. This is yet another sign that Kibaki must be forced to go in early retirement because by announcing the creation of 27 districts through "road side declarations" just to induce Kenyans to vote "Yes", the President was, in reality, treating Kenya as a private estate which can be demarcated at will and at any time as long as such a move carried with it political advantage. Kibaki must go into immediate retirement because after creating 27 districts in total disregard of financial and logistical implications just to try and win a Referendum, how many districts will he create to try and win a General election?
The existing districts in Kenya are dysfunctional with poor infrastructure, lack of medical services, poor education facilities and non existent social amenities. Creating new districts when the existing ones are dysfunctional was demonstrated lack of vision and wisdom on the part of the President and his policy makers. This kind of tendency should be put to a permanent end and it is also for this reason that KESDEMO is calling for the overthrow of Kibaki together with his thieving Mafia cartel.
Kenyans and the world watched with bated breath when Mr. David Ochami, a Kenya Times Journalist, was illegally arrested by police for an opinion piece he published in Kenya Times. The message the Kibaki government was sending with this arrest was that journalists needed to censor themselves "Moi style" before releasing reports or opinion pieces for publication. The point we are trying to make here is that under Kibaki, there is no guarantee of Press freedom! In the middle of the Referendum campaigns, a Kalenjim FM radio station was banned from broadcasting, a dangerous sign that Kenyans were not safe at all with the government of the day.
KIBAKI AND MOUNT KENYA MAFIA MUST GO!
We don't have to mention the unmitigated corruption that has permeated the whole of the Kibaki regime and the open tribalism when it comes to appointment of public officers. It is safe to conclude that Kibaki's style of leadership is a direct replica of the Moi dictatorship which ravaged Kenya for 24 years. With this latest defeat and the anti-Kibaki mood in the whole country, why should Kibaki and his Mount Kenya Mafia (whose leadership is of darkness and death) remain in power? In celebrating the Kibaki and Mount Kenya Mafia defeat, we are also celebrating the resilience of Kenyans especially when it comes to struggle against dictators.
The Mau Mau defeated British colonialism before they were betrayed by home guards who seized power to serve the interests of imperialism. Kenyans defeated Moi's schemes of a one Party dictatorship before eventually defeating the schemes of the dictator who wanted to further the KANU agenda of perpetual rule over the population. It is this defeat that ushered Narc to power. Now that Kibaki has shown his true colors, there is no more time to waste. Let us get rid of Kibaki, his Mount Kenya Mafia and all old ethnic chauvinists from government. Apart from the capitalist system which is a major stumbling block in Kenya, President Kibaki is currently one of the biggest obstacles to the liberation Movement in Kenya. Kibaki must go!
Kibaki was given the mantle to try and write the wrongs of the Moi dictatorship. Now, the President has forgotten his mandate and is acting like Hitler in Kenya. The referendum is the first step towards Kibaki's overthrow. With this sweet defeat, the unfinished business is that of showing Kibaki the door. Let the real campaign for Kibaki's overthrow begin in earnest. The struggle against dictatorship, Neo-colonialism and imperialist domination in Kenya must continue because our country, Kenya, does not belong to individuals. The Mount Kenya Mafia must go and this will not happen without a snap General election.
"TUKO TUKITAKIKANA TUKIITWA TUTAITIKA"
Martin Ngatia: ngatia_martin at hotmail.com
Okoth Oasewe: osewe at hotmail.com
KESDEMO Central Committee
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