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    Posted December 2, 2013 by
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    It has come to my attention that several police officers and villagers have been held hostage by armed militia in Turkana for FIVE DAYS, in the sovereign Republic of Kenya.

    Ofcourse, the details are very thin because the mainstream media chose not to know about it. There are no live coverage of the situation. But ofcourse they would rather send reporters to cover the useless solar eclipse in Turkana live.

    The common misconception about TERROR-ism is that there must be explosives and a muslim involved for it to qualify as terrorism. To me, terrorism is any act or ommission that inflicts terror, fear and suffering. In short, what is happening in Turkana is infact, terrorism.

    But since it is Turkana, nobody seems to care. The forehead cook would call them "inconsequential" Kenyans. The man we never hear what he is saying would call it a "Syegeh".

    Is this another Baragoi in the making? Has the Kenyan Government failed to protect its citizens and especially the Civil Sufferers? It is barely a month since a female Assistant Chief was kidnapped and was only released after the family paid a ransom because the Government could not trace the abductors of its 'servant' or the phone they were using. But should I insult a powerfool individual using my phone, the whole security would be hovering over my cave with bazookas like flies on shit.

    Where are the Westgate choppers and troops?

    We await to see if our beloved MPs will suspend normal business to debate the Turkana syegeh like they do with the ICC. I hope they will ask the raiders to defer these attacks. I pray that all the Women Reps and FIDA will put on sack-clothes and ashes to cry for the women and children going through terror.

    I await to see and hear the reaction of Ole Lenku, David Kimaiyo, Michael Gichangi Mutea Iringo and Asman Kamama on this issue. Ofcourse "we can confirm that there were 10 - 15 attackers and we managed to kill all three of them".

    This whole criminal acts would have been avoided had we put in place proper intelligence gathering mechanisms. Criminals don't drop from the moon in U.F.Os, commit crimes then fly back to pluto. They live, make plans and boast in our midst.

    The simplest plan would be to get informers and spies to INFILTRATE every inch of this republic. How?

    Hire any willing ex-officer to be your ears and eyes at their respective places of origin as undercover agents. In changaa dens, village dances, pool tables, cattle dip, market places, jobless corners, everwhere. They can mingle freely with the villagers and get crucial leaks. Throw in an incentive; other than the monthly allowance for upkeep, a decent 'commission' for any valuable intel that leads to successful thwarting of a possible crime.

    Kenya would be the safest place on earth.

    Sadly the cook and the pastor think they are Rambo and can win the fight against crime single-handedly.

    Or how do these 'untrained' but armed Turks and Poks successfully carry out raids and manage to flee every time??
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