It is truly a grim day when the assault on our freedom by our own government can feature on CNN headline news immediately after news of bombings in Pakistan.
Kenyans are still trying in vain to come to grips on the blatant assault on their right to expression, and therefore blatant assault on them. The response from the government exemplifies the Kibaki regime — disjointed and confused. Some members of the cabinet express ignorance while others express scorn and disdain.
Security John Michuki has without a doubt stunned the country. He is clearly unrepentant about the events of the day. He no less than three times chillingly repeated
“If you rattle a snake,
expect to be bitten.”
This is clearly a thinly veiled threat to the press and by extension everyone who loves their freedom. I for one was speechless at the man’s audacity
I cannot believe that a government can send police to physically assault its own people, take their property and destroy what they use to earn their living.
I watched the CCTV footage captured by KTN and came away completely sickened.
This are two policemen with their guns to a hapless technician
Here you clearly see the policeman put his boot to the technician’s head
Not satisfied, he does it again
That is not a criminal mind you! It is a hapless employee doing his job so that he can then be heavily taxed and his hard earned money goes to sustain impossibly lavish lifestyles by the political elite.
What manner of government will treat it people like this then in a show of crass hypocrisy, only meters away the President is launching another of his “good governance” initiatives, the Kenya Anti-Corruption steering committee?
I have never been a fan of Mwai Kibaki or his rag tag of disjointed and confused self seeking compatriots, and yet he always somehow manages to appear less and less appealing. Any semblance of respect i had for him or his government is completely gone.
From past experience, Mwai Kibaki will blissfully go about his business as if nothing has happened. I am deeply skeptical that any action will be taken against the people behind this raid. At best some junior police officers will be sacrificed but the men behind it will remain scot free and untouchable, laughing at us, the people.
What more do Kenyans need to realize that they were completely cheated and shortchanged by this government?
Enough, ladies and gentlemen, is enough.
Fellow Kenyans, no more of our forgiving complacency. No more shrugging our shoulders and moving on with our lives.
Speak out. Say no. Say NO!
They cannot silence us all. No matter how hard they try.
All it takes for evil to prosper is for good men and women to keep silent.
First they came for the Weekly Citizen but I was not one of them, so I didn’t speak up. Then they came for the Standard, but I was not one of them so I kept quiet. Then they came for the KTN, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t one of them. And when they came for me …
there was no one left to speak out for me.
If we keep silent one day there will be no one to speak out.
I don’t care whether Mwai Kibaki has one wife or one hundred. I don’t care whether he met Kalozo Musyoka or Father Christmas. Nobody does either!
Refuse to accept to have your rights taken by those you chose to safeguard them!
John Michuki – rid yourself of the notion that you can threaten Kenyans, the people who put you were they are with your arrogant and nebulous threats!
Tell your friends, tell your family. Tell your workmates. Tell the stranger in the bus next to you. Blog about it. Write to the papers about it. Call the radio about it. Call the television stations about it.
Our rights are ours! We do not enjoy them at the benevolence of Mwai Kibaki and his government!
We can start making our voice heard
- The contact form on the Government Home Page
- The comments form on the Government Spokesman Page
- Email the government spokesman (email@example.com)