There is fear among us that is taking Kenya for a ride. This fear emanates from the opposition and has taken over the government institutions that were meant to deal with threats to national security.
What I do not understand is the power that some people have that even the government can’t touch them. It started with Raila Odinga of CORD coalition when he refused to honor EACC’s summons. He even dared EACC officials that he is not afraid of going to prison because of his stand.
Of course, the EACC looked for other means of dealing with the man who controls massive support underground. They said that Mr. Odinga had delivered some important findings to the anti-corruption body and that the arrest warrant against him had been lifted.
Well, that was the first one against the fearful government.
Recently, the push and pull between the governor of Mombasa and the government of Kenya led to his gun-licence withdrawal. As if that was not all, the government further cut the number of his bodyguards from 15 to currently 5, making him so vulnerable for attacks.
To retaliate to this, Hassan Ali Joho refused to hand over his three guns. Instead he delivered the licensed-gun belonging to his brother to the police and remained with his fire-arms.
The police force has been threatening to arrest him for defying the orders but still the man is free because of his political stand and support he receives from his people.
In what I see, the trend of powerful law breakers are walking free because the Kenya police is not well equipped to handle the wealthy and powerful individuals in the country.
If the police force had power to arrest these powerful politicians, we would be talking about other things but as it is now, it seems that the police force is working in few. Not sure what to do if a certain powerful person breaks the law.
It is a sad situations where the law is taken lightly, broken and the force that has powers to arrest law breakers does nothing because of fear of unknown.