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Who is failing Uhuru or Is Uhuru Failing Himself?

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From the days of the Westgate Mall attacks, the situation of how the insecurity is being handled in Kenya, has been very confusing. One would wonder whether President Uhuru Kenyatta has been failing himself or whether someone or some people are failing him.

What went unnoticed by many Kenyans, was the wrangles between Mr. Solomon Kavulundi and Mr. David Kimaiyo. For a number of months in 2012 and in 2013, the Inspector General of the Kenya Police, complained that he did not have enough powers to run the Kenya Police force, which is the only organ in Kenya, that is mandated to deal with the insecurity and maintaining peace within the Country. He argued that his powers were vested in the Kenya National Police Commission instead of his office.

What did his argument mean?  It meant that he would not effectively carry out his duties as the Inspector General of the Kenya Police Force, and therefore, there would be some failures in his job as a result. Are these numerous attacks in Kenya therefore, emerging because of the inadequate powers the Inspector General has been complaining about, or are they a message to Kenyans and to President Uhuru Kenyatta, that Mr. David Kimaiyo requires more powers to be able to deal with the insecurity in Kenya? If so, what powers does the Inspector General need in order to stop these attacks?

Before the West gate Mall attacks, the former director of the NIS, Mr. Michael Gichangi had made it known to Mr. Kimaiyo and to the entire Kenya National Security Committee, all the details about the West Gate Mall attacks, more than 3 months prior to the attacks. Many questions were raised thereafter, as to who was in charge of enforcing the order to the Police force in Kenya, to deal with those who attacked  and killed innocent Kenyans. Up to this day, no answer has been given to Kenyans. And attacks continue, despite the resignation of Mr. Michael Gichangi.

From President Uhuru's addresses and directives, some of which are made public, there has been no doubt that his willingness to deal with the insecurity in Kenya has been unquestionable. This being the case, then who is trying to fail the President? 

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The Uhuru Administration should be extremely careful. There is a swahili saying which reads, " Kikulacho ki nguoni mwako".

Isaac Newton Kinity.

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