Radio Jambo midmorning presenter, Anita Raey has come out strongly to condemn the acts of hooliganism currently being witnessed across the country, in the wake of the repeat presidential election.
A number of rioters have already lost their lives in different parts of the country while property worth millions has since been burnt down, something which has evidently irked the outspoken presenter.
She called on those rioting or fighting their neighbors to ‘think twice’ before fighting for their leaders.
Read her post below.
I rarely post politics…
But am gonna say the truth in my heart, you are asking me to vote for the sake of my country..
Not to be selfish and put my country first..
Explain to me like am two years old why two selfish politicians would not be selfless and put Kenya first..
This is no longer political its more of a dick game.. who is more man than who..
Why are you dragging 45 million people down a stupid ego game..
Get a room and fix your issues..
Am super angry that we are shameless enough to be tribal about this.. when the economy is affected is it LUOS OR KIKUYUS who suffer or is it all of us..
We are the ones who know when the economy is hard..US not them.. so think twice before fighting for anyone..
Those two are bothers NEVER EVER FORGET THAT.
Governors Jackson Mandago of Uasin Gishu and Stephen Sang of Nandi have pleaded with Kenyans to go back to work to avoid a biting economic decline that has lasted for almost one year due to prolonged politics.
Mandago and Sang also asked Kenyans in parts of the country affected by violent protests to calm down and let the IEBC complete the election process.
Mandago said the opposition, NASA should also stop agitation for civil disobedience and economic sabotage because communities and sectors in the country rely on each other.
President Uhuru has warned leaders and criminals perpetrating violence in the North Rift and Laikipia that the government would deal with them firmly.
Uhuru said the North Rift region had in the recent past seen an escalation of violence with communities displaced, property destroyed and death but the government was in the process of restoring order.
“I want to be perfectly clear: these perpetrators of violence and lawlessness in the North Rift, Laikipia and elsewhere will be dealt with. There is no room here for those who want to divide us. ”, he said.
He said there was no room in Kenya for those who who want to take away the property others have labored to build.
“And there is absolutely no room for those who would raise their hands against their brothers and countrymen”, said Uhuru. He warned that leaders who incite the violence would be made to learn their lessons.
Uhuru told the military recruits that Kenyans require of them complete integrity, flawless discipline and implicit of loyality to their superiors, colleagues and institutions established by law.
“Kenyans expect these things of you not just because of the importance of your mission but also because of the reputation and importance of the institution that you formally join today”, said Uhuru.
He said KDF had a long standing tradition of upholding the very highest of standards and hence the reason why they are usually invited to serve in peace keeping missions internationally.
A Facebook user going by the name James Keru put up a post exactly a year ago, talking about the importance of Kenyans living harmoniously with each other, and to not heed to incitements by politicians, as the country head into the general elections.
Mr. Keru posted a photo of a fleet of public service vehicles stuck in traffic loaded with valuables ranging from Mattresses to other personal belongings.
He used the photo to talk of his painful experience during the 2007/8 post election violence, which saw hundreds of lives lost and tens of thousands more displaced from their homes.
Keru narrates how he had to cover a distance of 250 kilometers from Eldoret to Nairobi standing in a crowded bus as a form three student, all traumatized and broken.
He used his narration to educate Kenyans on the importance of peace in our beloved nation urging them not to turn against each other on the basis of their tribes or race.
Read his lengthy post below.
This photo reminds me of 2007/08 when me and my family (and other families) were forced to flee North Rift. I travelled all the way to Nairobi a distance of 250Kilometers standing (sema kushika chuma) because I could not find a seat in a crowded Eldoret Express Bus. Then I was a form 3 student turned militia because we had to defend the only place we called home at all costs…to-date, I remember the pain and suffering; the heartbreaks and hunger. Safaricom Bamba 100 airtime was being sold for Ksh500. When we got to Nakuru, instead of hawkers running towards the buses to sell us stuff, they all run away coz they feared we would rob their stuff and eat it coz of hunger. In war, you all become broke because you have to leave everything behind and flee. That whole experience made me know just how important PEACE is. Without peace, we’re all doomed. When we go to war, we all lose. So when I hear some of our politicians beating the drums of violence, I shudder. If it’s fighting, I am ready to go to the battlefield…but what shall I gain when my Luo friends die? I will remain poor and the politicians will continue to enjoy the trappings of power. Arrrgh.
On Monday, a man by the name Hosea did the unthinkable when he ‘reported’ his blood sister to Radio Jambo’s morality policemen, Mbusii and Lion deh on air, claiming that his elder sister, Esther is a drunkard who has made it a habit to cause chaos and beating up his wife after downing one too many.
A habit which has rendered Esther a single woman after she was dumped by her husband over the same issues.
“I want you guys to punish and correct my elder sister Esther. “ Said Hosea calling in live during the Mbusii na Lion Teketeke drive show which airs every evening, from 3PM to 7PM.
“My wife called me the other day weeping and complain that my blood Esther has been battering my wife every time she gets drunk making it uncomfortable for her, now that I have traveled.” Narrated Hosea before revealing that his sister’s behaviors are the reasons why she was dumped long time ago.
“She took after my father’s habits, who was a heavy drinker” He added.
This took place during Mbusii na Lion teketeke’s ‘Nyahunyo’ segment where listeners call in to report social vices to the presenters who act as Morality police and in return get to correct and punish the culprits, by whipping them.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University was on Saturday closed indefinitely after students went on rampage over botched students’ elections.
The students who engaged the police in running battles for the better part of the night barricaded Bondo-Usenge road, pelting stones and smashing any vehicle that came their way.
A vehicle was burnt and property worth millions of shillings destroyed in Bondo town during the incident,
The university’s Senate, through a memo, said it had become impossible to continue normal university activities at the main campus in Bondo.
The situation worsened after a group of the rioting students a few students who had gone back to the main campus, broke into and looted the college canteen before setting on fire one of the lecturer’s vehicle.
People gather around the burnt ODM office in Dandora. | image source: the-star.co.ke
ODM has condemned the violence in Dandora on Sunday and blamed police for abdicating their duties.
The violence resulted in the death of two people after rival groups supporting various candidates in the grassroots elections armed with pangas clashed in the latest wave of ODM party chaos leaving scores injured.
The camps clashed following the decision by the party to postpone indefinitely its elections in 17 constituencies in Nairobi because of complaints about unfairness and bias.
“We are concerned that the law enforcement agencies seem to have abdicated their responsibility of maintaining law and order as this happened in their presence,” ODM Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen said in a statement.
He said despite heavy presence of security officers manning the crowds, it was unfortunate that violence broke out.
It was reported that police officers sent to the scene fled after being overpowered by the rowdy crowds.
ODM Elections Secretary for Dandora Phase 4 and 5, Ababu Osii, said, “Two people died and their bodies are lying at the City Mortuary. Many others are admitted with deep panga cuts.”
A domestic worker has been charged with assaulting her employer.
The accused allegedly beat up her boss last Saturday in Kasarani before biting her hand, after an argument ensued when she refused to give her employer a glass of water. She denied the charges and the case will be heard in November.
Maendeleo ya Wanaume chairman Nderitu Njoka (right) accesses the damage Simon Kiguta sustained in February last year after he was allegedly attacked by wife Juliah Wairimu in Nyeri. | image source: the-star.co.ke
Nyeri women have been forced to become violent towards their men owing to their husband’s excessive consumption of alcohol and abuse of other substance which have made them unable to satisfy their women sexually.
Speaking in Nairobi on Thursday during the launch of World Father’s report, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) Regional Associate Kennedy Otina said that Nyeri women become violent due to being frustrated by their men failing to rise up to their marital expectations.
“Married women are sexually starved and are living with “babies” because the drink has reduced men to zombies who can not perform their marital responsibilities,” Otina said.
“The drinking also affects the family’s economy when the man drinks all the income causing more suffering to the woman and children which aggravates the woman even more,” Otina further added.
Otina said young couples have no one to look up to and the only psychological support men have is the bars.