Saitoti Was Assassinated, Says Mutahi Ngunyi
The media's favourite political analyst, Mutahi Ngunyi, sensationally claimed that Prof. George Saitoti might have been assassinated. Mutahi was speaking this Friday on Jeff Koinange's Capital Talk. The famous political analyst said that assassination was number one on the list of what might have killed the internal security minister, his deputy, their bodyguards and two pilots.
Mutahi said that succession politics in Kenya have always attracted political assassinations. He pointed out the assassinations of Tom Mboya and JM Kariuki and claimed that Saitoti's death might have been similar to the two only that it was well executed. He added that Orwa Ojode was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This kind of suggestion is extremely dangerous for a young Nation like Kenya and calls for very credible substantiation. God forbid that it be so for the world today, Kenya in it, is completely different from that of Late Statesmen: Pio Gama Pinto, Tom Julius Mboya, Josiah Mwangi Kariuki and James Ouko. The Arab Spring is very much in our neighborhood and we can not assume what we have all the time witnessed in entire West Africa, now latest Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast Libya and our Nile Water customers Egypt etc etc is far placed from us.
One reads with interest the high population of helicopters in Kenya all very prone to accidents. If out of the 8 in the Kenya Police Force, only 3 are serviceable, one would have to think twice before choosing a helicopter as a means of traversing Kenya. This may not be so in a nation where everyone is in competition for classic lifestyle. Learned Kenyan Mutahi Ngunyi, do not jump the gun. Wait until the commission that has been assigned the Saitoti Tragedy Inquiry comes out with its findings but of course if you feel you have credible reasoning present your argument to them. Any emotional conclusions must be avoided at this juncture.
We have lost so many Kenyan Dignitaries through plane crashes, and a negligible number through road accidents. This leaves one wondering why the so great love traveling over people heads. Is it true that one deep pocked Kenyan takes his children to school in a helicopter every morning and collects them in the evening. Is it not true this Helicopter culture is all happening in Kenya where millions are wallowing in deep poverty.