The head of Kenyan military forces General Samson Mwathethe is now warning NASA allied politicians against furthering the secession talks as they might plunge the country into war.
Speaking during the burial of Muranga Deputy OCPD Madaraka Mung’aro at Dabaso today, General Mwathethe warned politicians to be alive to the state of politics in the country as any careless talk might plunge the country into anarchy which has destroyed other countries.
The general who sits on the National Security Council added that the talks are dividing the country. However, critics of the general have questioned why he is only talking about reactions of people who think they should secede and not why they think they should secede.
Politicians from Nyanza and Coast have hinted that they might start the process of seceding if the IEBC goes ahead and conducts election on 26th October as the commission cannot conduct a free, fair and credible election.
The general’s talk seems to be a subtle military threat of resistance in case parts of the country decides to secede.
The general gave examples of Bosnia and Iraq as countries which wars have destroyed while ignoring what is bringing about the frustrations and desperate plight of Kenyans who now see secession as the only way of finding a society where they are recognised and respected.
The general said;
“In Iraq for example, I saw a mass grave that stretched for more than eight kilometers. Some politicians are talking but have not seen the impact of war and its threats on the lives of the people.”
The military chief whose appointment was also questioned has not been seen to be fair and seen more as a political bootlicker than a professional military boss as envisaged by General Tonje who sought to reform the military.
Politicians allied to NASA including Raila Odinga have accused General Mwathethe and his predecessor General Karangi as being part of scheme to kill supporters of NASA during elections in August. Many supporters of the opposition were killed in what has been termed by various human rights organisations as targeted ethnic cleansing as 90% of those executed were from the Luo tribe.
IEBC has insisted on Kenyans voting on October 26th while the Chairman of IEBC has advised against the move and one commissioner has fled the country fearing for her life.
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