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Tanzania: Island of peace or in pieces?

Image result for photos of tundu lissu and magufuli             Two salient incidents ensued in the country last week. The first is the cowardly attempt on the life of the president of Tanzania Legal Society (TLS), MP for Singida East and Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) chief legal counsel Tundu Lissu in Dodoma recently. It left Tanzania paralysed. Unknown people pumped over 20 ammos into Lissu who miraculously survived; and is still receiving medical treatments in Nairobi, Kenya. This bratty, brutal, horrific and terrific act is a gory scar on Tanzania. Up until now, nobody knows the motive[s] and motif[s] behind such barbaric and horrific attack.  It is too early to point fingers. Though, looking at the role Lissu has been playing in the country; the nature and style of the act, it is easy to link his attack with his vocalness. The Inspect General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro and CHADEMA Chairperson, Freeman Mbowe, said that Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) was used on the broad daylight.  Before being shot, Lissu had previously complained to the authorities about being trailed by unknown people in car whose colour and number he reported to the authorities that took no action. Why? According to Mtama MP, Nape Nnauye, this car has been trailing other MPs.
            Now the Island Of Peace, Tanzania has been for longhas been put to the test.  We need to ask some spikey questions: How many Lissus must die for authorities to wake up from their slumber? Is Tanzania tired of tranquility and peaceability it has enjoyed for over 50 years? Those employing the art of killing detractors must remember: African countries whose rule is built on chaotic and shake foundations due to being or once being engrossed in violent conflicts started like this.
            To do away with bedlam resulting from the elimination of opponents, Tanzanians, especially the authorities, need to understand; this country belongs to all equally. Nobody is better than others. Quite so, nobody’s views or ideology are better than others. Nobody has the right to take away anybody’s right to expression, belief and life simply because of having opposing views.  True democracy is a magic bullet if not wand that can avert such nonsense and beastiality. Killing opponents is the solution for cowardly and skinny dictators.  If you kill one critic many will sprout right away. When Christopher Mtikila died, as an archcritic of the authorities, there came Lissu.
            They can kill Lissu and suchlike simply because they are uncontainable. Detain and torture them. You can’t detain their mouths or ideas.  Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sankara or Julius Nyerere, Nelson Mandela and Seletse Khama died. However, their ideas are still alive. Lissu too, can be killed; and dispose corporeally. Yet again, nobody can dispose or kill his ideal ideas.  By the way, is there any human being that’ll live forever?
            The second incident was the handing over of two reports to president John Magufuli on diamond and tanzanite that unearthed mega corruption in the mineral sector as a typical replica of what’s been going on for over a half decade almost in every venture the government has ever entered. To show his talons, Magufuli sanctioned the resignations of his two ministers, George Simbachawene (Minister of State in the President’s Office: Regional Administration and Local Government), Edwin Ngonyani, (Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and communication).
                        Implicated government officials were left to the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to deal with them. As for implicated politicians such as MPs, it seems the government doesn’t know what to do. Again, there is an answer to this; though from unexpected quarters. Handing over the reports, the speaker of national parliament Job Ndugai proposed that all parties whose members are implicated should be notified so that they replace them. He cited CUF’s example of nullifying the membership of some MPs whom it thereafter expelled and replaced. Implicated in the two reports were MPs Andrew Chenge and William Ngeleja (CCM). The duo has been mentioned previously in other reports but nothing was done to see to it that they face music. Chenge especially has been living in the ocean of scandals. In 2008, he was implicated by UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for having received $ 1 million as kickbacks in radar procurement. When he was asked about having such a humongous amount of money, Chenge replied that, to him, such was but peanuts. Therefrom, he was nicknamed mzee wa Vijisenti or Mr. Peanuts. Now that Chenge’s and Ngeleja’s dirty laundries are in the agora, will CCM follow suit and heed Ndugai’s call? However, president Magufuli pre-empted what can happen to the culprits saying that, the CCM has its way of dealing with them among which is being reprimanded. Many wondered why Magufuli who is CCM’s chairman fell short of saying that the culprits can be expelled from the party based on what he calls party’s code of conducts.
            In sum, thanks to what transpired, is Tanzania going to the dogs? Is the island of peace in pieces?
Source: Citizen Wed., today.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Zetu ni Uhamiaji au uhamishaji, biashara au bi hasara?

      Image result for photos of wachina morogoro      Taarifa kuwa kuna wachina walikamatwa wakiendesha kiwanda bila kibali nchini kwa tangu mwaka 2010 huko Morogoro ni za kuchefua na kuchukiza. Sikujua kuwa nchi yetu itafikia hapa kiasi cha kuibiwa kana kwamba ni nchi ya mataahira au marehemu kiakili. Tokana na kadhia hii, kuna maswali tunayopaswa kujiuliza kama taifa na watu wenye akili mojawapo yakiwa: Je uhamiaji hakikuwa na taarifa au walikatiwa kitu? Je kuna wachimbaji wa kigeni wangapi nchini? Je mchezo huu ulianza lini?  Pia visa vya wachina kukamatwa ima wakichimba madini au kufanya kazi na kuishi bila vibali au kutorosha nyara za umma na madini vimezidi nchini. Sijui wako wahindi, wapakistani, waturuki, wanigeria na wengine wangapi wanaofanya mambo kama haya nchini wakati wananchi wetu wakishuhudia au kuripoti mamlaka zisichukue hatua?

            Ukiachia mbali uhamiaji, ilikuwaje wizara ya madini haikujua au nao wana ushirika katika kuliibia taifa kwa kufumbia macho wezi kama hawa ili mradi wanapata chao?  Japo ni mapema kutoa lawama, kuna uwezekano huu ni mchezo wa baadhi ya maafisa wa juu nchini. Maaana, hakuna kilichonishangaza kama kusikia kuwa wachina hao waliokutwa wakihujumu nchi walikuwa wapelekwe Dar es Salaam ili warudishwe kwao. Warudishwe kwao wakasherehekee kuwaibia mataahira siyo? Kwanini warejeshwe kwao wakati wanakabiliwa na mashitaka lukuki yakiwemo ya kuhujumu uchumi na kutishia usalama wa taifa kwa kuingia na kuishi na kufanya kazi kinyemela? Je hawa wanaotaka kuwarejesha kwao kweli hawajui sheria au kuna kitu wanataka kuficha. Haiwezekani mtu avunje sheria ya nchi hata kama ni mgeni aondolewe nchini bila kuhukumiwa na mahakama nchi ikawa salama.  Hata mhalifu kama huyu akikamatwa na chizi, achia mbali mtu mwenye akili timamu, atamsulubu. Hata akikamatwa na mbwa, hataaacha lau kumng’ata kwa kujua na kutambu aanavyomhujumu. La msingi, mafisadi na wasaliti wanaokula na wahalifu hawa, ni kujua kuwa wakati wakiwaachia wachina hawa au wahalifu wa mataifa mengine, kuna vijana wengi wa kitanzania wanaozea kwenye magereza ya nchi mbali mbali hasa China wakingoja kunyongwa kwa kupatikana na hatia za kusafirisha madawa ya kulevya. Hawa nao ni watafutaji sawa na hawa wachina hata kama wanafanya uhalifu tofauti. Nadhani hapa tofauti yao ni kwamba hawa wanauza unga na hawa wanaiba raslimali za nchi. Hivi watanzania tulirogwa na nani na kuwa na roho mbaya hivi itokanayo na ujinga, upogo, ulafi na ubinafsi? Tunachezea raslimali zetu kana kwamba tutaishi milele. Hivi mababu zetu wangekuwa wapumbavu hivi tungekuta nini zaidi ya mashimo na mabwana wa kutugeuza watumwa?  Mamlaka zinazohusika na kupambana na rusha na ufisadi, zifuatilie kisa hiki zinaweza kugundua vingi na mengi hasa wakati huu ambapo jinai ya kushirikiana na wageni kuibia taifa inazidi kuwa kidonda ndugu.
            Mbali na wizara ya madini, ilikuwaje wizara ya biashara na viwanda nayo haikufahamu kama hakuna mchezo mchafu hapa?  Maana, ushahidi kuwa kuna mchezo mchafu, ni maneno ya Afisa mmoja wa madini aliyelalamika kuwa aliwahi kushughulikia sakata hili akasimamishwa kazi. Je wako wezi kama hawa wangapi nchini na wameishaliingizia taifa hasara kiasi gani? Je wapo watendaji wangapi wa serikali wako nyuma ya hujuma hii na kwa muda gani? Haiingii akilini eti kwa nchi yenye vyombo vyote vya usalama isiwe na taarifa za watu tena kutoka mbali kama China wenye rangi tofauti kwa miaka yote hii. Kama ni hivi basi Tanzania ni nchi ya ajabu na usalama wake uko hatarini.
            Pamoja na kwamba kwa sasa China inaonekana kama mwekezaji mkubwa nchini, tunapaswa kuwa makini. Kwani haina tofauti na nchi za magharibi zilizotutawala na kutunyonya kwa muda mrefu kabla ya mababu zetu kujitoa mhanga kupigania uhuru. Tofauti na nchi za magharibi zilizokuwa zikituma vikundi vichache vya mawakala wao kama vile wamisionari, wafanyabiashara, wavumbuzi na watawala, wachina wanatutumia watu wao wasio na ajira kuja kuchukua ajira za watu wetu ukiachia mbali kujiingiza kwenye shughuli za jinai baada ya kubaini kuwa baadhi ya watendaji wetu ni walafi na wapumbavu wasio na mapenzi na taifa lao. Huu upuuzi unaoripotiwa kila siku huwezi kuutenda China ukaachiwa uende kwenu. Watakupiga risasi. Ni bahati mbaya kuwa kosa la kuhujumu uchumi au ufisadi nchini linafanyiwa mchezo tokana na kuhusisha wakubwa wengi. Kule China wanapiga risasi bila kujali wewe ni rais, raia au mgeni.
            Tumalizie kwa kuzitaka mamlaka kuchunguza aina hii ya ufisadi na uhujumu kwa taifa. Pia tunashauri zitungwe sheria kali za kupambana na wezi hawa pamoja na washitili wao. Mbali na hilo, kuna haja ya kuelimisha wananchi wetu kuwa macho na mali zao. Maana hazitaishi milele. Pia haina sababu wao waendelee kuishi kwenye umaskini wa kunuka wakati wageni wanakuja na kujichotea watakavyo.
Chanzo: Tanzania Daima J’tano kesho.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Wigs, robes a carryover of colonial courts

             The fact of the matter is, European colonizers intended to abuse, alter and demonise Africans’ identity and symbols by imposing white wigs so that we could look the way they wanted us to look like but not who we actually are.

            So, too, colonialists wanted—and of course, succeeded—to kill our self-assurance and amour-propre (self-respect).

        Again, although wigs have their roots in ancient Egypt, did African judiciaries choose them based on gen and understanding?

                                                                  RACISM
Whatever motif and motive behind the wigs in colonial courts, they can’t serve the same purpose in free countries such as ours—well, if, indeed, they are free and want to be free.

         Mani Cavalieri, a database analyst, said Whites depicted and viewed black people “as being literally sub-human, mentally retarded, cowardly, incompetent, and often crazed” who can’t invent anything. Dr Mutunga deconstructed such archaic predisposition.

COLONIALISM
Sadly, some of the changes Dr. Mutunga introduced and implemented are being clear-felled pointlessly.

            During the hearing of the recent presidential petition, I bewilderingly and melancholically saw some ‘learned friends’ in wigs and robes.

Honestly, I wonder when I see a lawyer in the hot streets of Dar es Salaam or Mombasa torturing himself in suits simply because it is the “dress code”.

            This means there are some colonial carryovers that our institutions and personnel have refused to shed.

                                                                       JUSTICE
I don’t get it when I hear such people aggrandizing themselves by referring to one another as ‘learned friend’ yet they still wear wigs and use bombastic and loaded incomprehensible words instead of plain and simple language.

            Back to Dr Mutunga. He wanted Kenya’s Judiciary to look more Kenyan than British. He wanted to take the Judiciary to the people who are made to believe that it is ex-debito jusiticiae, the fountain of justice.

            But how can a wigged or masked Judiciary be while it fails to do justice by respecting the identity of those it serves—as it is the case in donning wigs and gloves for some of our public personnel?

                                                                      IMPRESSION
            In Wigs, Skeletons, Bibs, Bands, and Bundles: An Albertan Barrister Deciphers the English Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), Laura Hoyano writes that “wigs are supposed to confer dignity, but I think that they make the wearers resemble sheep, and I find it difficult to keep a sober countenance, especially when ‘full bottom’”.

            The Judiciary should rethink about abandoning the changes Dr. Mutunga chaperoned for the deconstruction and emancipation of the Kenyan Judiciary from its colonial past.

                                                       NATIONAL PRIDE

            But then, how many Kenyans understood the philosophy and wisdom of Dr. Mutunga? Latin has it that no one is considered a prophet in his homeland.

           And, I believe, Dr. Mutunga was a prophet of change.

            Importantly, he did it not for personal but national gain and pride.

Source: Daily Nation, Tues., tomorrow.

Mlevi ataka Katiba Mpya kama Kenya

            Baada ya mwana wa mfalme U-freedom Kinyataa kunyang’anywa ulaji wa dezo unaosemekana kupatikana kiharamu kwa njia ya uchakachuaji ambao sasa umegeuka fasheni Afrika, ilibidi nisukuti. Tokana na kusukuti huku, leo sitaki longolongo wala mizungusho bali kusema kwa kinywa kipana tena kwa herufi kubwa kuwa kaya yetu inahitaji katiba mpya ili kufanya mambo kisasa na si kizamani kama ilivyo na ilivyozoeleka. Hebu msomaji tuseme pamoja kwa herufi kubwa “TUNATAKA KATIBA MPYA ILI TUFANYE MAMBO MAPYA”
            Naona yule anagwaya akidhani yatamkuta yanayowakuta akina Tunduni Liisu. Ogopa Mungu si miunguwatu. Wanaweza kufunga mwili wako lakini  si mdomo wako wala mawazo yako. Kwani kaya hii ni yao au mama zao? Hebu tusema pamoja “TUNATAKA KATIBA MPYA SASA VINGINEVYO HAPAKALIKI HAPA.”
            Japo inaweza kuonekana kuwa najipa ujiko na kujifagilia, ni kwamba mawazo yangu yamechangia kufikia hapa ninapoongelea. Naona yule anatikisa kichwa na kusonya. Kama unadhani hizi ni kamba au longolongo asome gazeti la Kenya linaloheshimika la Daily Nondo utakuta nondo na vimondo vyangu. Kwa wasiojua hawa jamaa wanavyopendana kiasi cha kutotaka wageni waingilie mambo yao, kupata fursa ya kutupa mawe mle si kawaida. Lazima kichwa kiwe kinajibu na kuchemka kweli kweli. Nadhani mimi ni mlevi pekee toka Bongo aliyepata fursa ya kutupa mawe mle si mara moja wala mbili. Naona yule anazidi kubeua midomo na kutikisa kichwa. Maskini hajui kuwa nabii hakubaliki nyumbani yaani kwa kilatini Nemo profita in patria sua. Hayo tuyaache.
            Kuna maswali ya kujiuliza. Je ilikuwaje mwana wa mfalme akanyang’anywa tonge mdomoni wakati alikuwa na kila zana za kuchakachua? Si baada ya kustukia mchezo wa uchakachuaji, mpinzani wake Jadwong Madwong amaye by extension ni rafiki yangu na dingi, akaenda kwa Pilato. Kwa vile Katiba ya kule inaruhusu kila mlevi kwenda kwa Pilato anapohisi hajatendewa haki si Pilato akampa alichotaka kwa kumpiga chini mwana wa mfalme. Just imagine. Unadhani ingekuwa Bongolala na katiba yetu viraka jamaa angetoboa kama wasemavyo huko? Wala kisingeumana.
            Kwa vile nimependa chesi hii, nawaalika walevi wote wapenda demokrasia bila ghasia na maendeleo vya kweli waje tupange namna ya kuwabana wanene wetu warejeshe Katiba yetu mpya ya jaji Jose Waryuba iliyouawa na majambazi na mafisadi ili wasinyee debe kama akina Singasinga na Rugetumbuliwa bila kumsahau jamaa yangu Manjilinji. Au vipi walevi? Semeni kwa pamoja ‘Tumechoka na longolongo, ubabaishaji na mauaji ya Katiba mpya ya kaya.” Sema tena “Tunataka Katiba mpya na si uongo mpya.”
            Ninapoandika hapa, dingi atakuwa akitabasamu kwa swahiba yake kupata fursa nyingine ya kujaribu urahisi huku ndugu yangu Eddie aliyeshabikia upande wa pili akiugulia kwa machungu ya hukumu hii takatifu.
            Tukirejea umuhimu na majaliwa ya Katiba mpya, lazima niseme bila kumung’unya kuwa huwezi kuendeleza kaya bila kuwa na haki na uhuru kwa wanakaya kama ilivyo sasa. Hivyo basi, wote wanoota ndoto za nchana kuwa kaya inaweza kuendelea kwa maigizo wanapoteza muda. Maana, Katiba mpya ndiyo muarobaini wa ufisadi, uvivu na ubabaishaji ambavyo dingi amejaribu kutumbua akaishia kuchoka kabla hata hajamaliza ngwe moja. Hata hivyo, amejitahidi. Sema angekuw anashaurika, hakuna jambo la maana angewatendea walevi kama kufufua nchakato wa Katiba mpya ili itumike kuleta usawa, haki na uwajibikaji kayani kama ilivyotokea kwa majirani zetu wa the country of man eat man hivi karibuni.
            Huwezi kuendeleza kaya wakati kuna matabaka ya walevi ambapo wapo wasioguswa na wanaotolewa kafara kwa sababu wanaeleza mawazo yao ambayo ni haki yao kikatiba. Huwezi kuendeleza kaya kwa katiba viraka na makengeza kiutendaji ambapo baadhi ya wahalifu wanakingiwa kifua tokana na ukaribu wao kwa wakubwa au ukubwa wa vyeo walivyoshika au kushikwa na maswahiba au waramba viatu wao kama ilivyo.
            Leo sichongi sana. Nakwenda kujiandaa kulianzisha la kudai upya katiba mpya. Kusema ukweli natamani Maraga angekuwa Bongo lau tumpe ofa na kumpongeza. Kwa wale wanaoatamia katiba yetu mpya wakae wakijua kuwa wanakalia kaa la moto. Kumbe naota! Hata hivyo, tuseme “TUNATAKA KATIBA MPYA.”
Chanzo: Nipashe J’mosi, jana.

Katiba mpya somo toka Kenya

Image result for photos of rasimu ya katiba mpya
          Japo wakenya wakisema kuna mambo wanazidi nchi nyingine huonekana kama wanajisifia sawa na watanzania. Mfano, wakenya huiita nchi yao economic hub of East and Central Africa sawa na watanzania wanavyojiita kisiwa cha amani barani Afrika. Kuna mambo wakenya wana haja ya kujisifia sawa na watanzania na wananchi wengine wa nchi za kiafrika zilizotengenezwa na mkoloni jambo ambalo linaonyesha namna tunavyoshangilia ukoloni kiasi cha kuushiriki kwa namna moja au nyingine.
            Pamoja na mijisifa mingine isiyo na msingi, kwa sasa Kenya inangia kwenye kundi teule barani la nchi za Afrika ya Kusini, Botswana na Ghana kama nchi zinazoweza kujisifu kuwa zina katiba zilizostaarabika. Kwani, katiba za nchi hizi zimefanya kila mhimili wa dola kujitegemea na kutoingiliwa wala kuingilia mihimili mingine kama inavyotaka dhana ya utawala bora na wa sheria. Chini ya dhana hii, juzi dunia, kwa mara ya kwanza, ilishuhudia ushindi wa rais ukifutiliwa na kubatilishiwa mbali na mahakama. Kitendo hiki, licha ya kuiletea Kenya sifa kedekede, kimeiweka mbele hata kuliko nchi vigogo vinavyojigamba kuwa mabingwa na walimu wa demokrasia kwa Afrika kama vile Marekani ambayo ina migogoro ya matokeo ya uchaguzi sawa na nchi za kiafrika.
            Pia uamuzi huu umekuwa suto karibu kwa nchi zote za kiafrika ukiondoa zile zilizoonyeshwa hapo juu. Ni suto sana kwa Afrika Mashariki ambayo licha ya kuwa na serikali mbili tu za kidemokrasia za Kenya na Tanzania, ina wingi wa viongozi ving’ang’anizi wa madaraa chini ya visingizio mbali mbali.
            Leo safu hii itaangalia masomo yanayopatikana kwenye uamuzi wa mahakama kuu ya Kenya wa kufutilia mbali ushindi wa rais. Kwanza, haijawahi kutokea popote duniani. Je Kenya imefanya hivi kutokana na kuwa na watu wa ajabu? Hasha. Ni kutokana na kuwa na katiba bora yenye kutokana na utashi na mawazo ya wananchi iliyoanza kutumika mwaka 2010. Katiba ya Kenya inatoa haki kwa raia yoyote kupinga matokeo yoyote katika nafasi za kuchaguliwa hata kuteuliwa anapohisi haki haikutendeka. Wakati Katiba ya Kenya ikifanya hivyo, ya Tanzania hairuhusu hata kuhoji matokeo hasa ya urais. Inamuweka rais juu ya sheria jambo ambalo licha ya kuwa moja ya masalia ya ukoloni, ni aina fulani ya ukoloni ulioendelezwa na watawala waliopokea uhuru na waliowafuata kwa hofu ya kuondolewa madarakani hata kushitakiwa walipovurunda.
            Pili, tokana na kuwa na Katiba inayotoa uhuru na haki kwa wananchi wengi, hata taasisi za Kenya kama vile Mahakama  na nyingine zinao uhuru na wajibu kwa wananchi wote bila kujali mamlaka yao. Hivyo, mahakama ya Kenya ni huru; na uamuzi wake hauwezi kuingiliwa na mhimili mwingine kama ilivyo kwenye nchi nyingine ambako mahakama hutumika kama mhuri au rubberstamp wa utawala.
            Si mahakama tu. Hata bunge la Kenya lina haki na uhuru kuliko mabunge mengi ya Afrika ambayo hutumika kama nyumba ndogo za utawala katika kulinda na kuendeleza uovu. Mifano midogo ni nchini Rwanda na Uganda ambapo mabunge yalipitisha sheria za kuruhusu watawala wao kubadilisha katiba ili kubakia madarakani kinyume cha matakwa ya wananchi.
            Tukija Tanzania, bunge letu bado si huru tokana na kuwa na wabunge wengi wa chama tawala; jambo ambalo hulifanya lipitishe mambo ya hovyo bila kuogopa kushughulikiwa kisheria. Ukiachia hili, ukosefu wa sheria inayolipa madaraka hata likiwa chini ya chama kimoja kama mhimili wa dola yanaonekana namna chama tawala kinavyolitumia litakavyo bunge. Mfano wa hivi karibuni ulijitokeza hivi karibuni nchini Afrika Kusini ambapo katiba huru hulipa bunge uhuru. Baada ya vyama vya upinzani kutoridhishwa na udhu wa rais wa nchi hiyo mwenye wingi wa kashfa za rushwa na ukosefu wa maadili hata binafsi Jacob Zuma, walikwenda mahakamani  na bunge likaamuru rais apigiwe kura ya kutokuwa naye imani. Kama si kuwa na wabunge wengi wa chama chake–ambacho kimechakaa tangu aondoke rais wa kwanza wa nchi hiyo shujaa Nelson Mandela kama CCM baada ya Nyerere– walimuokoa. Ingekuwa Tanzania nani alitegemea upinzani upeleke hoja bungeni halafu spika aipitishe? Ni mara moja ilipotokea bunge likapitisha hoja ya kutaka kuishughulikia serikali mwaka 2008 ambapo–tokana na siasa za makundi ndani ya chama tawala na ushiriki wa rais mwenyewe kwenye kashfa–alimtoa kafara waziri wake mkuu.
            Somo jingine linalotolewa na ubatilishwaji wa matokeo ya urais nchini Kenya ni kwamba Tanzania inahitaji kufikiri upya juu ya kuendelea kuua rasimu ya katiba mpya ya wanachi iliyolenga kuondoa mabaki ya ukoloni Tanzania ambayo imekuwa ikiendeshwa na katiba viraka ya zamani isiyo endana wala kukidhi matakwa ya watanzania. Katiba ya sasa ni ya watawala na si ya wananchi tofauti na katiba ya Kenya ambayo ni ya wananchi na wanaweza kuitumia dhidi ya watawala hata akiwamo rais bila kikwazo wala woga.
            Tumalizie kwa kuwataka watanzania na  hata watawala kuanzisha mchakato wa kudai kurejeshwa kwa mchakato wa katiba mpya kama kweli si wanafiki wanataka kuikomboa na kuiendeleza nchi kama wengi wanavyosema. Tunataka matendo na si maneno. Tunataka katiba mpya sasa.
Chanzo: Tanzania Daima J’pili kesho. Saturday, 2 September 2017

Fighting corruption: A lesson from South Korea

South Korea recently stunned the world; entering history books for being among countries that unpityingly deal with corruption regardless who’s implicated. Former president Park Geun-hye was booted out of office after allegedly allowing her consigliore, Choi Soon-sil to misuse her office to illicitly mint and print money.

Choi–also behind bars–used her amity with Park to strong-arm companies to furtively donate money to her low-down Non-Governmental Organisation many wives of the presidents or consigliore use nowadays in their voracity for illegal opulence. One time, Samsung donated US$ 69M to Choi’s outfit.

Park’s hove to the prison waiting for her case to be determined along with her consigliore Choi. The CTV (March 30th, 2017) reports that when she arrived at the prison, an opponent held up a mock laudatory ribbon with flowers that read “Park Geun-hye, congratulations for entering prison. Come out as a human being after 30 years.” The treatment was different from our big sacred cows–the raja recently said–are not supposed to be touched or punished for their clutter.

If Park were an African raja, would have been at home lampooning those baying for her blood. She’d even have the guts of ordering their arrest if not incarceration. The difference however is that nobody’s above the law in South Korea. They know too well. Once a bin-Adam’s above the law, s/he’ll become corrupt through and through knowingly; nobody’ll make him or her face the music. In Africa, power’s about who bears it to rake in some money; not alone but also his family members, courtiers, major domos and whomever she’s pleased with. Essentially, the country’s like a private estate when it comes to [mis] managing it.

No doubt. Tanzania’s currently engrossed in multiple mega-billion scams either involving the rajas or their righthand persons geared by greed, ignorance, malice and whatnot. We’ve already heard some warnings that untouchables should not be impugned even verbally. Ironically, the raja–that did what many feared the most–seems to start contradicting himself thinking he can serve two masters, former rajas and hoi polloi. Tanzania’s decision to take on exploitative investors head on attracted many feelings some questioning the rationale of dealing with small fish by sparing sharks. Other congratulated to the extent that it became incongruously monotonous. they said; the raja’s, at least, tried while opponent argue that he’s not doing things scientifically because the laws that pulled the country in this enmeshment are still intact not to mention bogus pacts entered. Further, detractors demand that the process of resuscitating the New Draft Constitution should be rejuvenated in order to enable the country to have legal tools to deal with mega graft. For instance, how do you fight mega graft while you’ve the raja that’s above the law; thus immunised from his or her criminal acts?

Ideal examples can be drawn from recent raja’s outbursts that nobody should touch his predecessors. When Kilombero MP (CHADEMA) Peter Lijualikali woofed for their blood, the speaker of the august house, Job Ndugai presaged him that the opposition he’s speaking from has two former PMs whose dirty linens are known to the ruling party. Ironically, Ndugai forgot; PMs don’t enjoy immunity like their bosses. He’s lucky. Had it been in South Korea, he’d have paid dearly. He too, forgot; sham infallibility’s the root cause of countries endowed with hungous precious resources become poor and beggars because of such bêtes noirs. Singida East MP (CHADEMA) Tundu Lissu didn’t beat around the bush. He said that the contracts under scrutiny were signed by LTC. Jakaya Kikwete on 5thAugust, 1994; and he then didn’t have any immunity; which also applies today as far as criminal liabilities committed before one becomes an anointed aren’t covered under presidential immunity. Again, who’ll bell the cat this time around? Had it been in South Korea no stone would have been left unturned?

Source: The Citizen Wed., today.

 

         

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