Lost in the public eye is the secret moves taken by the UN to mediate the Kenyan political stalemate.
The Kenyan press will not report it since they have been emasculated as often happens in shithole countries but the truth is, the UN sent President Obasanjo to come and not only deliver a special message to the protagonists, but to also have them sit down and talk.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarric, when fielding questions from Inner City Press in Geneva last Friday, confirmed that indeed they sent Obasanjo to Kenya.
“As you know, the political situation in Kenya is one we’ve been following closely, especially the ongoing preparation by the Opposition, the National Super Alliance, for the swearing-in planned for January. It’s in that context that the Secretary-General asked the former president Obasanjo who, as you know, is a member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Mediation Panel, to visit Kenya,” said Dujarric.
Jubilee as usual went ballistic with Aden Duale not only spurning the meeting but also reminding the UN that Kenya is a sovereign nation, not colonized by anybody.
“We have not met him and we have no time. Kenya is a sovereign country and not a colony of the UN,” said Duale.
Jubilee knows it has a lot to lose by talking. That will open s Pandoras box starting off a chain of activities which will likely be beyond their control.
Accepting to talk actually lends credence to the fact that what it did was simply a power grab.
The UN is also bringing the issue of inclusivity to the table knowing too well that jubilee has practised very divisive politics with most of their state appointments coming from the two communities making the alliance
“We would like to stress the importance of Kenyans working together to strengthen governance, advance inclusive development and uphold human rights and the rule of law,” said Dujarric.
Meanwhile, NASA leaders have maintained that the planned swearing-in of Raila cannot be stopped unless Uhuru cedes ground for dialogue before January 30.