His mother’s cries and prayers at the end are harrowing.
His mother’s cries and prayers at the end are harrowing.
Hii Mzee ichunishe huko jongomeo. Yeye alikuwa ghasia umbwa Mzee.
Moi was a devil
Politics is all about interests. Everybody in that court looks defeated, even the judge himself.
Moi was a political dick-tator. This is generally how they treat dissidents the world over
This’s referred banality of evil.
Forgiving is overrated.
For a minute i thought am watching a moview
Huyo excuse of a judicial officer ako wapi siku hizi umbwa yeye
Koigi wa Wamwere, one of those unlawfully detained during the Nyayo regime has not joined Kenyans in celebrating the life of the late President Daniel Moi.
Wamwere, who spoke to Daily Nation on Tuesday, Wednesday 4, asserted that though he held no bitterness towards the deceased statesman, he wished to forget him first.
The former Subukia MP held the opinion that Mzee Moi passed on without fulfilling a key duty he owed to the country: seeking forgiveness for the various abuses committed during his rule.
“He has passed away without fulfilling a very serious responsibility to tell the nation he is sorry for what he did during his tenure,” Koigi spoke his mind.
Wamwere holds no fond memories of President Moi which may be attributed to the fact that he was in detention for nine years.
He was detained for two distinct periods, from August 1975 to December 1978 and again after the attempted coup in 1982.
A report authored in 2016 by Christine Mungai, a Kenyan writer and journalist, which attempted to craft a timeline of Nyayo detentions, mentioned Wamwere’s own experience.
The report which quoted Koigi directly detailed what he underwent while in detention.
“The cell was completely dark, the walls painted black. A powerful fan blew in hot and cold air alternatively. Cold as a deep freezer and hot like an oven,” he recalled.
It went on to highlight that Koigi and his co-accused were fed raw food during their internment.
They were also barred from washing, exercising or speaking to each other over the detention period.
Wamwere, who is now in his late sixties, has since shaved off his dreadlocks which he grew in defiance of the Kanu regime
Former Subukia MP Koigi wa Wamwere pictured before he shaved his dreadlocks. Photo Credits: History KE
The veteran, while reiterating that he has no bitter feelings towards the late Mzee, holds the view that Mzee Moi ultimately had no intention of making amends for his government’s rights abuses.
“When I met Moi and asked him whether he could say sorry for his government’s misdeeds, he refused. If he was not willing to say sorry to me, he didn’t believe in making amends,” Koigi stated.
[SIZE=7]Stain on Moi’s Rule That Can’t Be Washed Clean[/SIZE]
It is 36 years to the day since the Wagalla Massacre happened.
Long enough perhaps for the collective national conscious to have forgotten, but it may never be long enough for the victims.
February 10, 1984, marked the genesis of the massacre. On that day, security forces gathered members of the Somali Degodia clan in a clandestine operation and took them to an airstrip in Wajir.
The operation was designed to identify bandits committing crimes in the district as well as disarm the Degodia people.
Regular and administrative police as well as the army were involved.
The events that started off the operation saw the army surround Bulla Jogoo and compel their residents to leave their homes.
The swoop saw countless women raped, property looted and houses burnt as the residents refused to heed the orders of the men in fatigues.
The military went on to forcibly remove men from their houses after which they took them to the airstrip where they would be held for three days of interrogation.
The men held were stripped naked and their movements restricted then they were forced to lie in the hot tarmac under the scorching sun.
Those who disobeyed the order were shot as others died from heat exhaustion. The rest reportedly survived by drinking urine to compensate for the lack of drinking water.
Others, it is reported, were showered with petrol and set ablaze.
When it was all over, 3000 people had died.
To this day, 36 years later, none of the perpetrators of the Wagalla Massacre has been brought to justice.
Only a monument in Wajir Town by the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) serves as a stark reminder of what happened nearly four decades back.
Widows of the victims of the Wagalla Massacre break down during the hearings conducted by the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission.
Speaking to Aljazeera on Feb 27, 2014, Salah Abdi Sheikh who authored the only account of the massacre in his book Blood on the Runway has little faith in anything change.
“I have come to the realisation that the way things are at the moment, the Kenyan government will do nothing about the Wagalla massacre, or about any other significant event that happened in the past, especially when it is about justice.”
Boss hizo siku unajua nani ndiye wakusema am sure wewe uwesmeffi ungepeana hiyo ruling or else!
Hio mkia ishakua mzee ngombe hii
Moi ni mafi tu
It’s so sad. Moi wronged alot of people but even he will now taste judgment from the Most High. May God have mercy on us all!
justice william tuiyot now deceased. He was always in the news in late 90s and early 2000s due to the many political and land cases in nakuru. He used to be a fairly good judge( then a principal magistrate based in nakuru ) but this case tainted his image. He was clearly acting under Moi’s directions…any favourable judgement and he would have met his maker way earlier…or sacked and all his kin were going to be subjected to some form of suffering Moi style.
christianity makes people weak and vulnerable to exploitation . thats why they are the poorest and suffer the most…
This is not as harrowing as the details of Oukos murder. Good riddance to that ruthless character. May he be put in the hottest corner
Was called justice William Tuiyot. He was sent home by Kibaki during radical surgery ya judiciary early 2003 and he died like a dog after kurudi ushago.
But he latEr on wined and dined with Moi
I know this man personally as a neighbor at home. His stubborn nature and persistent irritation can be very disturbing. While I sympathize with his predicament and injustice; but most times I sit on the fence when it comes to his fights with Moi and Kenyatta. Moi was somewhat patient with him and his nuisance became intolerable. He is what Miguna is to Raila and Uhuru.
I appreciate the role of radical revolutionists in agitating for freedom and human rights but after the freedom is achieved do you keep fighting? Look at his peers Willy Mutunga, Kiraitu, Orengo and many more they moved on. You cannot be radical for life when freedom comes you rebrand.
Seems he is still stuck in the default settings; he irritated Mzee Kenyatta, Moi and still in Mzee Kenyatta’s son reign he is radical. This is the same Marxist ideology that ruined the great revolutionist - Che Guevara; he never stopped fighting even after freedom. Flip the coin and look at the case of Nelson Madela, if there was anyone who should be bitter it should be Madela.
Koigi in his backyard no one likes him coz most people can’t cope with his persistent nuisance which is not for any public good. His development record was also very poor when he served as an MP. The last election I think he got less than 20 votes; that tells you how people have moved on.
From where I sit if you are going to be a radical its a good thing but just know when to stop and esp when you achieve your goals.