بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Estimated 1.2 million Kenyans are at risk of death from famine. In total, 14.7 million people are without food as the drought takes its toll. The National Drought Management Authority blamed the crisis on lack of rain, disease outbreaks, locust invasion and insecurity. On the other hand, the government has refuted claims that several people have lost their lives following the current drought situation. Since, The National Disaster Management Authority CEO James Oduor said that the media had amplified the reports and sending wrong information to the public. He said, “Yes, deaths were there but they cannot be linked directly to drought. This can be as a result of sickness and other issues.” (The Star, 18/03/2019).
In order to know the root cause of this crisis it is important that Kenyans who are intellectual upright to realize that Kenya is carrying the Secular (Separating religion and life) creed and its invalid ideology of capitalism (Prioritizing interests/benefits), so its administration is governed by the said evil ideology. By knowing that you will understand that the problem is caused by secular Regimes including Kenya:
First, they do not value their citizens instead they view them as slaves in their houses and factories/companies whom they pay them meagerly to buy food in order for them not to die and continue to serve them perpetually. The little savings that they have is robbed through taxation mechanisms on the pretext of “Paying Taxes Is Self-Dependent.” Their main duty after slavery and paying taxes is to legitimize the administration and colonial agent leaders by ascending or remaining in power by continuous voting in order to give power to the administration and leaders to legislate laws contrary to those of the Creator and continue to suppress them via corrupt capitalist economic policies founded upon everlasting usury and taxation!
Second, they raise the issue of scarcity of goods and services in order to entrench the cosmetic economic problem to continue suppressing citizens in general. The truth is that the economic problem is comprehensive distribution of resources. For instance, currently people are dying of hunger but in previous months we witnessed hundreds of vehicles loaded with maize rotting with owners not knowing where to take them, passed years we witnessed the National Milk factory spilling a lot of milk on the pretext of not having enough milk storage space and recently NCPB lost almost 750,000 bags of maize worth Sh1.8 billion by poor storage! All these is for purposes of continuing the capitalist economic problem hogwash!
Third, facing problems that lead to the death of citizens is one of the methods of reducing population like the family planning methods on the pretext that people are many compared to the scarcity of goods and services as per the capitalist economic viewpoint! That is why the government is not worried when people die! Since, the value of citizens is their economic contribution and if they do not have any contribution then it is better they die and they are alleged to be fake news!
Fourth, July 2011 Kenyans were squeezed out of almost Sh1 billion via a Campaign that was run by the huge corporates in partnership with Red Cross on the so-called call to raise funds in order to tackle famine in Turkana County! What is disheartening is that one year before (2010) Kenya used billions of money on the pretext of Passing a New Constitution where we witnessed agent leaders running all over the place championing for it but when the perennial problem of FAMINE came they were nowhere to be seen except a few who wanted to take advantage of the issue politically!
The radical solution is for Kenya and Africa in general to embrace the call for the resumption of the Islamic way of life by establishing the Islamic State of Khilafah on the method of Prophethood. A Khilafah founded upon the Shari’ah (Qur’an and Sunnah) emanating from Allah (swt). The Khilafah will be there to offer tranquility, development and prosperity to its citizens either Muslims or non-Muslims. The Khilafah will not run its affairs based on interests/benefits as witnessed today under these secular states that run very fast to ensure the National Income is growing while poverty remains amongst people and the gap between the rich and the poor increases at an alarming level! A leader the piety Khalifah will lead the Khilafah and not the like the agents who look up to Washington, London or Paris etc. A Khalifah who will be striving knowing that on the Day of Judgement he will be answerable to Allah (swt) on his management of peoples’ affairs that he was presiding over. The Prophet (saw) said:
«الإِمَامُ رَاعٍ وَمَسْؤولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ»
“The Imam (Khalifah) is a guardian and he is responsible for his subjects”
A Khalifah who will not eat until after his citizens are full and to ensure that there is a distribution of resources/food to his citizens in the Khilafah in a comprehensive manner like it was during the era of the Khalifah Umar ibn al-Khattab (ra) “who distributed food himself to his citizens when Madinatul Munawarrah was facing famine and he was himself sleeping hungry despite the fact that he was the leader of the Superpower state in the world!” Not only that but he used to walk in the city in order to assess if his citizens were safe and their needs were met. One day during the night on his routine “he passed by a house that was lighting, and heard children crying. After knocking and given permission to enter he saw a woman in the kitchen and besides her were crying children. He asked her about the children, her husband and what she was cooking; she responded that they were her children, her husband passed away and she was pretending to be cooking by placing stones and water and kept whiling so that children can hope for food then end up sleeping and she removes the cooking pot! In addition, the woman added by said, “I accuse our Khalifah Umar for this hardship we are going through.” Khalifah Umar ibn al-Khattab (ra) was very shocked and ran to the Baitul Mal and carried food on his shoulders and take it to the woman and helped her in cooking and the children ate and before he left he promised that from that moment their needs will continue to be met!
That was the situation under the Khilafah and how it will be under a piety leader the Khalifah. Contrary to what it is today where we have secular agent leaders who have no mercy but are ready to pay the cost of your funeral and are not ready to meet your basic needs or give you food during this moment of famine! On the hand, in their houses their dogs are feeding on meat and pizza! As we continue to be far from the commandments of Allah (swt) then we will continue to suffer:
(وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَن ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنكاً وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَىٰ)
“And whoever turns away from My remembrance, indeed, he will have a depressed life, and We will gather him on the Day of Resurrection blind.” [Ta-Ha: 124]
Ali Nassoro Ali
Member of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya
Article No.37: Friday, 15 Rajab 1440 | 2019/03/22