One Year Now Since the “Handshake” of 9 March 2018

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On Friday, 9 March 2018, Kenya witnessed archrivals President Uhuru Kenyatta a pro-UK and Opposition Leader Raila Odinga a pro-US when they met at Harambee House, Nairobi and spoke privately then later issued a joint statement to the media. The statement captured the so-called “New Dawn” founded upon the unity of the nation. The meeting that took palce approximately 5 hours before the arrival of the former US State Secretary, Rex Tillerson!

It is clear that Kenya is a secular nation ruled by the capitalist ideology inherited from the colonialist after being granted false independence 1963. An evil ideology whose priority is interests/benefits in measuring the actions of humanity. Rulers from the third world including Kenya in general are colonial agents. In other words, all steps that they take are dependent on their personal and masters’ interests/benefits.

Due to that we have witnessed within one year since the “Handshake” that those who have benefited hugely in the said talks are the Western Masters, Raila, Uhuru and their inner cycles especially politicians and businesspersons who were incurring losses due to their conflicts. It is clear that the meeting was aimed at securing the interests/benefits of a few and to sacrifice the majority as a way of accessing plunder. To put it more clear we mention the following:

First, Jubilee administration was legitimized nationally and internationally and ultimately got some breath to continue to manage the government free from political pressures from the opposition. America gave Kenya the first reward on 30 May 2018 the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Kenya hosted the first ever “Doing Business with USA Forum” at the Movenpick Hotel, Nairobi an event graced by the US ambassador to Kenya Amb. Robert F. Godec as the Chief Guest. Later, followed by the US-Kenya bilateral trade summit organized by AmCham Kenya on 28 June 2018. It was led by Uhuru Kenyatta and US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan. American administration  rewarded President Uhuru Kenyatta by inviting him to White House on Monday, 27 August 2018. Furthermore, on Monday 24 September 2018, US rewarded President Uhuru Kenyatta for the second time through its tool the United Nations (UN) by endorsing him as the global Champion of the Young People’s Agenda!

Second, America pressured Raila Odinga to ease his positions against President Uhuru Kenyatta when he visited America. Mr. Odinga left the country on 7 November 2018 for a 10-day visit to the US and returned on 17 November 2017. In the US where he held a series of meetings with the US Congressional committees on the October 26 repeat presidential election and his reasons for withdrawing from the race. Furthermore, he said, ““I have met leaders from the State Department, the Congress, and American professionals. I have briefed them on the situation in Kenya, and the kind of challenges we are facing following the bungled presidential elections.” [Daily Nation, 16/11/2017]. The former Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Donald Yamamoto admitted that the US had engaged extensively with Odinga on the need for reconciliation ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Speaking to The Wallstreet Journal, confirmed the engagement, stating that “we said to him … is that you have a really tremendous opportunity for historic times to really push forward political and economic reforms”. [Pulse, 10/03/2018]. This led to Raila becoming a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta and culminated into his allies to appointed into state parastatals, envoys etc. The pinnacle was on Saturday, 20 October 2018 when African Union (AU) that was under its Chairperson Paul Kagame a pro-US appointed Raila Odinga as the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development.

Third, The official gazettement of The Building Bridges to Unity Advisory Task Force on 24 May 2018 led by Amb. Martin Kimani (Representing Kenyatta) and lawyer Paul Mwangi (Representing Odinga) as joint secretaries. [The Star 31/05/2018]. Raila and Uhuru together are working with the taskforce to ensure that there is a Referendum to change the Constitution and create positions that “will ensure there are no conflicts” again in Kenya after every elections.

It is openly clear that the beneficiary of the “Handshake” are few egocentric and not the countrymen in general who are currently languishing in multibillion financial scandals in all sectors, debts are in 1.1 trillion, majority of the massacred in the elections conflicts have been used as ladders to ascend or remain in power, increased cost of living continue unabated to ana extent Kenya currently has approximately 17.6 million people in extreme poverty as per the recent World Bank report! Muslims continue to tracked and harassed under the pretext of fighting extremism and terrorism etc. Everyone is running very fast both the rich and the poor are worried of what will happen tomorrow!

Kenya is like a building with a bad foundation emanating from the invalid secular capitalist ideology. Therefore, the building Kenya will remain unstable until when its administration decides to replace its foundation by embracing the call for the resumption of the Islamic way of life under Khilafah (Caliph) on the method of Prophethood. Since the Khilafah is an Islamic State established upon a stable foundation of Shari’ah (Qur’an and Sunnah) revealed from the Creator of creation. Under the Khilafah the priority is to seek the pleasure of Allah (swt) and not interests/benefits as witnessed now! Therefore, the “Handshake” will remain as a colonial plot between colonial agents against their intellectual blind citizens!

(فَإِنَّ مَعَ ٱلۡعُسۡرِ يُسۡرًا* إِنَّ مَعَ ٱلۡعُسۡرِ يُسۡرً۬ا)

“For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease (6)”

[Ash-Sharh: 5-6]

Ali Nassoro Ali

Member of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya

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