Musmal Duale Trying To Blackmail The Kenyattas?...

Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale, on Friday, March 31, divulged details of a meeting between President William Ruto and representatives of the Kenyatta family.
During an interview with Spice FM, the long-time ally of Ruto claimed that former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family sent emissaries to the UDA party leader in search of a truce.

According to the CS, the family sought immunity and asked to be left alone by the government.
“They have sent emissaries that the former President and his family should be left alone. Nobody can guarantee them that. That guarantee given to them should also be given to ordinary Kenyans,” he stated.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale speaks during an induction workshop held in Mombasa on March 17, 2023.
Duale added that they advised the President against agreeing to the deal, adding that no one was above the law.
He explained that Ruto insisted on respecting the rule of law in his speeches.

"What advice did we give to the President? The whole plan is to have a handshake with Raila, who will then do the bidding of the Kenyatta family.
“He has been very consistent. The President has been very firm that he will uphold the Constitution,” he stated.
Nonetheless, the CS also hit out at the Kenyatta family, which he claimed had a hand in the ongoing protests organized by the Azimio la Umoja coalition.
Duale alleged that Uhuru’s family was pushing for Raila to get into a handshake with his rival - Ruto pointing to intelligence reports.
He explained that the protests destabilized the government and would affect the country in the long run.
“Outside this, there is the extension of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s hand. I am not speaking as an Agriculture CS. The family was involved in yesterday’s demonstrations,” he stated in reference to being fed intelligence reports.
The CS’s statements could not be substantiated as the Kenyatta family are yet to comment on the matter.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at a past event (left) and goons cutting down trees at the Northlands Farm on March 27, 2023 (right).
Duales’ statements came days after the family’s farm in Ruiru - Northlands City Project was raided by goons who stole 1,400 sheep and destroyed an unknown number of trees.
Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, condemned the incident, accusing several government officials of orchestrating a witch hunt.


A delegation from the US, led by Delaware Senator, Chris Coons, turned to former President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Thursday, March 30, after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga declined to give up his stance on anti-government protests.
According to insiders, the team scheduled a meeting with the former Head of State. However, details of the meeting were yet to be made public.
While meeting Raila, the US delegation was said to have expressed reservations about protests affecting the economy. However, they maintained that the opposition had a right to picket and demonstrate against the government.
Biden’s administration reportedly asked to halt the demonstrations as a sign of goodwill during the Wednesday, March 31 meeting.
The former Prime Minister declined the calls even as Azimio presented four non-negotiable issues that needed addressing.
Some issues centred around the high cost of living, the opening of the election servers and the recruitment of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials.
Azimio also expressed concerns that the international community was silent despite the government contravening the constitution numerous times.
“Their silence is deafening, and I would say that what concerns us most is not what our enemies do or say but the silence of our friends.
“We are very concerned about what appears to us to be complicity with the Ruto regime,” Prof Makau Mutua stated.
Azimio also warned the US against supporting what they argued was a dictatorial government. Raila further advocated for the review of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), arguing that it was rejected on technicalities.
“It was not that BBI was irrelevant. It was just because of a technicality problem. That needs to be brought back to the table,” the former Prime Minister added in a subsequent presser in Karen, on Thursday, March 30, after conducting a series of protests in Nairobi.
Coons, successful in engineering the handshake between Raila and Uhuru in 2018, met with Gachagua hours before his sit down with Raila. At the meeting, Gachagua maintained that they would not negotiate over Raila’s entry into the government.
The DP reiterated his stand while speaking in Mombasa on Thursday, March 30.
“Raila you have been unfair to the people of Kenya, and we want to invite you for a meeting with President William Ruto to discuss your exit from Kenya’s political space,” he stated.

Tutaandamana mpaka tukufe kwa njia , onyatta should know no turning back by now .

@uwesmake supports this

1400 sheep stolen ouch

@kush yule mnono maandamano haitaki watu wamenona na kubeba manyamanyama Kama Aberdeen Angus pure bred inbred bull ,but unaeza Kam kukula teargas . Your stomach can reduce those fumes by 40%

Wewe hunikalia msee hivi hivi mwenye anaweza sanya kondoo 3 za Kenyatta. Am right , right?

The DP reiterated his stand while speaking in Mombasa on Thursday, March 30
Vile @Ngimanene na matharo atasema

Hehe … ukona ufala khasia hii

[SIZE=7]Journalists call out govt over alleged plan to shut internet, media over Azimio protests[/SIZE]
Sunday, April 02, 2023
By Pius Maundu
Nation Media Group

Journalists and editors have alleged a plan by the government to shut down the internet and some media houses ahead of the fourth round of opposition demonstrations on Monday.

Under the auspices of the Kenya Media Sector Working Group, the media stakeholders strongly called out Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and pockets of senior Kenya Kwanza Alliance officials for attempting “to deny the free flow of information to the public”.
“We have received reports of plans to shut down the broadcast media and the internet and throw the country in information darkness ahead of tomorrow’s demonstrations. This will be most ill-advised and a grievous assault on Kenyan democracy because it denies the citizens and the public their right to information. From a media perspective, taking this route will sink us all as a country,” President of Kenya Editors Guild, Churchill Otieno, said Sunday.

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The Editors Guild is part of seventeen media associations that spoke jointly after a two-day meeting at Maanzoni Hotel in Machakos County in which they reflected on the state of the media in the wake of increased attacks and threats on the media and journalists covering the demonstrations by the Azimio coalition.

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In case the government will interfere with any media house and journalist covering the Azimio la Umoja Coalition demonstrations, the media stakeholders have threatened a raft of measures including giving the government a blackout and staging a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday.
“If the police will attack journalists covering the demonstrations tomorrow and damage their equipment we shall personally sue the Inspector General of Police,” said Erick Oduor, the secretary general of the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ).

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The associations which included KUJ, Association of Media Women in Kenya (Amwik), and Foreign Press Association of Kenya took great exception in the continued profiling of journalists by the DP and high-ranking government officials and attacks by police on journalists covering the Azimio la Umoja coalition demonstrations.
They called on the media not to be cowed from covering the demonstrations as they noted that Kenyans have a democratic right to peaceful assembly.
“We take great exception in the profiling of the media and blunt threats by the Deputy President, the Prime Cabinet Secretary and the Inspector General of the Police. Such sentiments coming from offices with the prime responsibility of protecting the media are shocking and unfortunate. We call upon all actors in Kenya to stop profiling and attacking journalists as an attack on journalists is an attack on our democracy,” Mr Otieno said.
“While the safety of journalists should be guaranteed, the Kenya Media Sector Working Group notes with alarm the increasing numbers of journalists targeted by law enforcement officers. Since the Azimio la Umoja coalition demonstrations began on March 20th this year we have documented more than 20 cases of attacks and violations against journalists including harassment, arbitrary arrests, and physical attacks with state actors responsible for encouraging a significant proportion of these attacks,” Mr Otieno added.

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Further, the media stakeholders called on the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to give an update on the status of investigations so far and plan for the prosecution of the attackers.
“We hereby issue a seven-day ultimatum to the DPP to deliver a statement on the status of the investigation and prosecution of those culpable. We also ask the Independent Policing Oversight Authority to update the nation on the status of the investigation of police brutality against journalists,” said Patience Nyange, the executive director of Amwik as she called on the government to compensate journalists harmed while covering the Azimio demonstrations.

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Uhunye ignore them na fake news zao mpaka walie

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[SIZE=7]Raila Calls Off Countrywide Demonstrations[/SIZE]
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Azimio party leader Raila Odinga on Sunday, April 2, called off the ongoing mass protests.

Speaking during a press conference at his Capitol Hill office, Odinga confirmed that the mother of all demonstrations would not take place on Monday, April 3, as earlier planned.

"In view of the foregoing, we stand down our demonstrations for Monday, April 3, 2023.

“I believe that Kenya is facing its worst crises in decades after which we can either recover or go the way other failed states,” Odinga declared.
The decision came after President William Ruto offered to engage in dialogue over some of the key issues raised by Azimio during the demonstrations. However, had one condition.
“In accepting the call for dialogue we ask that all arrests and prosecutions related to our demonstration be stopped with immediate effect,” Odinga stated.

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Odinga accepted the call by President Ruto for dialogue over the constitution of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
“We agree that a balance parliamentary process co-chaired by both sides and backed by experts from outside should proceed. This committee should be composed with immediate effect with strict deadlines for resolving the crises facing the country,” he declared.
Nonetheless, he reiterated that Ruto had to officially respond to the offer lest he would recall the protests.
“Should there be no meaningful engagement or response from Ruto to our counter-offer, we will resort to resuming our demonstrations after one week,” the Azimio.
The Opposition Chief clarified that his party and its supporters did not engage in the destruction of property and blamed it on detractors hell-bent on painting the demos in a bad light.
He further called on the police to exercise more restraint when engaging protesters.

[SIZE=7]Ruto Addresses Media Shutdown & Attack on Journalists[/SIZE]
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President William Ruto on Sunday, April 2 dismissed claims of a media shutdown ahead of the planned mass action protests on Monday.

In his state of the nation address, Ruto maintained that his government would not interfere with the role of the fourth estate despite the media being biased against the government.

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He assured the media houses covering the addresses that all broadcasts would go on as usual on April 3 and thereafter.

"Take it from me, Kenya has come a long way and the era of switching off is behind us. I have said we will support the right of the media to carry out its functions.

“We will support whatever you are doing, but I am sure that if we exchanged positions, and you were standing where I am, you would have done it, but we will not,” he stated.

The Head of State condemned the attacks on the media during the coverage of the mass picketing exercise terming it unacceptable.

However, he argued that journalists who sustained injury were caught in the crossfire between the protesters and the police. He assured that any intentional harm brought upon journalists would be dealt with.

"In the context of the demonstrations, we all agree that there has been a lot of violence against many citizens and in that confusion, there could be incidences where the media was caught in the fray.

“I do not think there was any deliberate attack on the media and if there was, we would be opposed to it and would deal with it,” Ruto remarked.

His sentiments came after journalist unions demanded answers over the spate of attacks by journalists by police officers.

Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) Executive Director of the Patience Nyange petitioned the government to compensate journalists who were injured or had their equipment destroyed while covering the protests.

She further demanded the apprehension of officers who attacked journalists. Nyange threatened that if no action was taken, the media would stop covering government events.

On his part, the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) Secretary General Erick Oduor declared that journalists would march to the streets on Wednesday, April 5, if any of their colleagues is attacked during the protests on Monday, April 3.

Babu Owino poses with a gas mask; says he is prepared for teargas should talks between President Ruto and Raila Odinga fail
AZIMIO-ONE Kenya Alliance picks Martha Karua to lead the negotiation team for Bipartisan dialogue with Ruto’s team.

[I]Michael Obuoyo[/I]
To Martha mama: Server to be opened as the first agenda… May Almighty God give you wisdom and favor with the team.