Monday, 31 March 2014

Whose Constitution are we to have?

 
 
With unique swagger, President Jake Kiquette took Dom by storm with his big talk as he stormed at three-tier government. We now know what to expect vis a vis the New Constitution. For, he rendered the task of the Constitutional Assembly as useless as a fifth wheel after making his own constitution.
Jake did neither mince his words nor languish in tenets and etiquette of speaking as a head of the hunk. Instead, he spoke as the head of the establishment-cum-outfit. Jake did his moribund things in order to get a notch above Justice Jose Warioba who ended up bloodied and sullied so to speak.
Instead of guiding the hunk to the making of this crucial document for its future, the man offered a homily on what’d be done but not what’s required to be done. Instead of becoming a ref, the man turned himself into a player. All of the sudden hope and voice of reasoning bolted through the window. Time and dosh were lost pointlessly not to mention direction.
Again, looking at what Jake’s trying hand on; it, indeed, is an uphill battle. Some say he broke the law. If so, what are they waiting for to sue him? Given that the battle lines have been drawn, ours is to tease out and disseminate info and possible to umpire given that all this braggadocios and chest beating politicos are showing are about our hunk and dosh. I strongly urge the boozers to become players in lieu of spectators or cheerleaders if not majordomos for bankrupt politicos. This hunk is ours.  Thus, we’d not allow ourselves to be manipulated or taken for a ride as it seems to be. For the constitution the politicos and their outfits are fighting over is ours not theirs. We need to underscore the fact that if we don’t enact a good contract between us and them, we soon will be crying while they laugh at us. I know. The contentious issue in the Draft Constitution is but union of Zenj and Danganyika, sorry, Tanganyika.
On a more serious note, one boozer who answers to the name Mr Fearless cautioned us that whatever love we see in politicos must be scrutinized. For, he said that those guys don’t love us except our mshiko.  He went on saying that for every action there’s a reaction. His reaction to what Jake jabbered was simply--- boy, leave our constitution alone. Your mchakato is over. What else do you want? To come and lecture us about what we know better than you? My foot!
This educated boozer had a good number of reasons to warn boozers. Firstly, he said that to him the union’s nary been a problem. The problem is corruption, nepotism, ineptness, lack of accountability, irresponsibility and theft to mention but a few. For him the constitution should be centered on how to fight graft first. The rest will take care of itself. He struck a chord when he dispatched knockout punches on Jake saying that whether we go with three, four or even a hundred governments, it isn't his biz. We’re the one to shoulder the expenses Jake warned us of. The boozer added that if we’re able to shoulder his globetrotting expenses we too are able to shoulder the expenses of any number we’ll decide to have. He said that he doesn't see any necessity in any form or shape for Jake to pretend to be a teacher where he’s proved to be a student that didn't learn from experience.
 I love Jake, and am ready to die for him. I thus didn't allow the boozer to up the ante a great deal more. However, I’d admit. The guy had a point to put across. Jake knows how I love him. He’ll listen to my advice. After listening to many boozers, I found that they don’t support his move to lecture the Constitutional Assembly. Given that he’s the one who formed the Commission that collected the views it compiled in Draft Constitution, he’d have ironed out all hitches he thinks the document has. Boozers are saying openly that confronting Warioba is as good as for an editor to confront his junior in front of the readers while they have their ways of straightening things.
I don’t want to categorize Jake as person suffering from malignant narcissism. Again, looking at what he did recently in Dom, I doubt. Something needs to be studied more and more to know the type of personality going on in him. Grandiose as he always seems, with wits and smiles whose apogees are but cruelty, there must be something fishy hidden behind such traits. Sometimes you can have an off-the-wall disgrace without being aware of it. Again, all depends on one’s behaviour and his or her predictability or otherwise. One may loose and still put on a positive face on a crushing defeat. What do you call the all-hunk-yelling frenzy after one makes what he thought’s an effective speech? It’s sad for a person whose star’s falling but he still daydream that it is on the rise. Will he give up without a fight or being washed out of the scene just like others who tried his deception?  All depends on players who’ll show us the way shall they decide to. Again, we’re not home and dry yet.
Source: ThisDay March 31, 2014.

Mapenzi ya wananchi kwa wajumbe wa bunge la katiba

Sunday, 30 March 2014

When conversion becomes confession of a sort!


If anything, this is a practice in many African countries. Police get confession by any means whenever they need to. What them matters is the end not the means.

Tungekuwa na wabunge 50 kama hapa nchi ingepaa

Kumbe wengi hatukumjua Peter Msigwa. Ni kifaa God knows. Kwa maneno yaliyomo kwenye uzi huu sina shaka kusema kuwa the guy is a thinker perse.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Mlevi kutua Dodoma kutoa darasa la Katiba

Najua wengi, hasa wale wanaoshabikia mambo ya ajabu ajabu kayani, hawatapenda utume huu. 
Najua fika kuwa wengi wa wanaonicheka kwa ulevi na mibangi yangu wataona kama ninavuka mipaka kutaka kufanya mambo ambayo si ya kilevi.  
Sasa nifanyeje kama wale tunaodhani kuwa watu wazima tena wasiolewa ulabu wanapoanza kuonyesha wazi kulewa maulaji kiasi cha kufanya mambo ya ajabu ajabu? Heri walevi tuingilie kati pale tunapoona mambo yanakwenda ndiyo sivyo tuokoe jahazi.  
Hatulipwi mamilioni kusaidia kaya kufikiri na kufanya mambo ya maana tena kikubwa na kiakilini. 
Baada ya kila mlevi wa maulaji kujiendea Dodoma kwenye bunge la ulaji la Katiba kupiga kampeni ya sera za chama au genge lake na wengine kuvuruga mambo kabisa, Mlevi ameamua kushuka kule kusafisha hali ya hewa.  
‘I’m goin’ thither to vacuum clean everything’.  Siendi kusaka ulaji wa bure, kula kuku wala kufaidi vyangu wala kulalamikia mishiko ambayo kimsingi ni kuwaumiza walevi walipa kodi.  
Kwanza, naogopa miwaya ukiachia mbali kutopenda mikuku na mibata. Nshazoea mapupu na utumbo mikuku na mibata na mishumbwengu ya nini? 
Nakwenda kule kukwamua mambo na kuepusha aibu kwa vizazi vijavyo baada ya kugundua kuwa busara imetoroka.  Kuna siku jina langu litafundishwa mashuleni kama sauti ya wasio na sauti na mtume kwa walevi. Nakwenda kutoa shule si malalamishi wala hoja za kupoteza muda na busara wala kuviziana ili kupata pwenti na credit.  
Siendi kule kijivua nguo au kutetea upuuzi kama waliofanya hivyo hivi karibuni. 
Nakwenda kuwa refa na si refa mchezaji. Nakwenda kuikomboa kaya toka kwenye mkwamo na ukosefu wa busara na uzalendo. 
Hali ya hewa mjengoni inahitaji kusafishwa baada kuchafuliwa juzi juzi na jamaa ambaye leo sitamtaja kwa vile kila mmoja anamdeku. 
Kwa vile watu wanataka kunyotoana roho wakigombea utitiri wa siri-kali, nina jibu la ugomvi huu. 
Siri, sirikali lazima iwe moja.  Itaondoa kelele zote kuhusiana na gharama za utunzaji wa utitiri wa siri tena kali zisizo na kichwa wala miguu.  
Isitoshe, kama sisi ni kaya moja, hatuna haja kuwa na vijisiri tena vikali vya kiulaji vingi bila sababu wakati ni ombaomba na kapuku wa kunuka. 
Hapa lazima niweke wazi. Hakuna cha kumeza,   kumezwa wala kumezana bali kuungana na kufanya mambo kama watu wazima wenye akili timamu au vipi? Mficha uchi hazai ati. Kila mmoja akishikilia yangu yangu kama vyura hatufiki. 
Juzi kwenye kanywaji walevi wakiwa wananiagiza kuandika utume huu na kujiandaa kutinga Dom bila kustukiza wala kuvizia ili kuua hoja za wenzangu, waliniuliza mantiki ya Tanganyika na Zenj.  
Niliwapa kuwa ukiunganisha Danganyika na Zenj na kila mmoja akabaki na identity (utambulisho) yake unapata Tanzia. Finito.  
Watawala wanawala watawaliwa na kudai idadi ya sirikali watakazo dhidi ya zile wanazotaka walevi. 
Niliwajibu tena kabla ya ulabu kupanda ‘upstairs’ kuwa kinachoendelea ni woga na uchumia tumbo ambapo watu wazima wanaogopa vitu visivyokuwepo. 
Kuna mlevi alitoa mpya pale aliponishauri nikifika Dom niwaambie hawa wapenzi wa utitiri wa serikali kuwa kama wakiendelea na ulevi wao wa ulaji basi kila mkoa ujitenge na kuanzisha sirikali yake tuone hizi mbili au tatu wanazotetea zitapata pa kukusanya kodi au kukopesheka kama alivyosema Kanali Njaa Kaya kuwa virungu na mituringa ya ndata na ndutu haiwezi kuisaidia sirikali ya mgongano kukopa.  
Sisi walevi hatutegemei kukopa bali kutunza na kutumia raslimali na fedha zetu vizuri.
Isitoshe, kama sisi ni wamoja kweli kweli tushikane haswa. Maana kama tunaogopana na kubebeshana mizigo basi tambo zetu kuwa tu wa moja tunaounganishwa na historia yetu ni urongo na sanaa tupu tena vyenye kuchosha na kuchefua. 
Wakati mwingine wale tunaodhania ni wema hutokea wakawa tofauti.  
Hebu fikiri kwa mfano mtu anayefuja zoezi la sasa la kutafuta Katiba Mpya ni mbaya kiasi gani? Hebu fikiri mtu anayekwenda pale ima kutafuta mshiko au kutetea upuuzi ‘simply because’ unamwezesha kupata ujiko hata ulaji hata kama ni kwa kuwauza wenzake ni mbaya kiasi gani? Kweli huyu si jangili anayeua na kuuza walevi?  
Philip Zembaldo’s The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil tells us how those we think to be good people can turn out to be evil to the extent that we can’t express’. Zimbaldo says, “Evil is knowing better, but willingly doing worse.” 
Kuna siku niliwaacha wanafunzi wangu bila mbavu wakati ule nikifundisha chuo kikuu fulani ila si cha Manzese. Tulikuwa tukiongelea ugonjwa wa ‘Malignant narcissim’ ambapo mwenye kuugua hupenda ujiko na kutanua bila sababu.  
Huwa na tabia ya kuchekacheka kama aliyeugua kiharusi ukiachia mbali kuanguka anguka kama mwenye kifafa. Huwa akiambiwa kuwa anachofanya kina madhara ima kwake au kwa wenzake  huminya. 
Ilipofikia kutaja ya wale wanafunzi waliodhani kuwa na ugonjwa ule, waliwataja madingi fulani pale chuoni kiasi cha kuwasihi wasitishe zoezi hasa ikizingatiwa kuwa wengi wa wagonjwa ni watu ambao huwezi kuwategemea. Kwa ufupi ni kwamba wenye ugonjwa huu ni wabinafsi kupita kiasi. 
Wangetaka kila kitu wachukue wao ama marafiki au familia zao. 
Ulaji kwao ni suala la kifamilia au kichama au kikigwena. 
Hayo tuyaache. Nimalizie kwa kusema kuwa nitaunda tume ya walevi ya kuangalia mapendekezo ya katiba mpya. Tofauti na hizi tulizoshuhudia za akina Waryuba sitaivizia wala kuiponda wala kuizodoa tume yangu hata ikitoa mapendekezo ambayo sikubaliani nayo. 
Wakindekeza njaa wangoje walevi kuvamia ukumbi na michupa yao na kufanya vurugu.
Leo salamu maalum ni kwa mlevi afande Didi aka Mzee wa Mabao aliyeko huko…siri kubwa! 
Didi kinehe nyanda?
Chanzo: Nipashe Machi 29, 2014.

Friday, 28 March 2014

NKANDLA SCAM: IS IT TIME TO RECALL ZUMA?

South Africa’s Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, made her verdict recently confirming the accusations that President Jacob Zuma’s posh Nkandla homestead upgrade involved public funds at the tune of whooping $ 23,000,000. The damning expose exposes Zuma and puts his presidency on the line. Madonsela’s quoted saying that Zuma “was wearing two hats, that of the ultimate guardian of the resources of the people of South Africa and that of being a beneficiary of public privileges of some of the guardians of public power and state resources, but failed to discharge his responsibilities in terms of the latter.” Madosela’s words were echoed by The Democratic Alliance's parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, who’s quoted as saying, “the magnitude of [the] revelations brings the office of the president of the republic into massive disrepute.” Will this be whisked away easily?
 Madonsela findings conflict Zuma’s statement that the government didn’t pay for the upgrade of his homestead.  Zuma’s quoted by the Mail& Guardian in Nov., 2012 as he addressed the parliament as saying, “My residence in Nkandla has been paid for by the Zuma family.” To make matter worse, Zuma added, “I have never asked government to build a home for me, and it has not done so. Government did not build a home for me.” Now that the skeleton in the closet is out that Zuma’s compound’s built by public funds, what’d we expect to happen thereafter?  ANC’s already said squarely that it isn’t going to apologize. This means. It is confident of winning the coming elections. Again, as Stalin put it, “It is not those who cast vote who count but those who count the votes. Given that ANC is in power and will man elections the truth is obvious.
However open the Public Protector’s report seemed, it left a grey area for not clearly stating that Zuma lied to the parliament and the nation. Instead, the PP said that Zuma misled the parliament and the public which can be construed as lying which’s an offence.  The thing is. If Zuma said publicly that he paid for his residence while the truth is otherwise, he simply lied. Madonsela’s position is problematic precisely because it leaves a room for maneuvers. Zuma’s opponents are whooping him to stand down for lying to the nation.
PP’s expose angered many South Africans. Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele wrote on her party’s website, “This is an outrage.”
Madosela minced no words. She said that what Zuma committed is unlawful and constitutes bad conduct and maladministration which is punishable by impeachment. Legally, Zuma’s broken ethic code he’s duty bound to diligently and wholly uphold honour, promote and protect as president.
Now that the PP’s confirmed the allegations, will the parliament to which Zuma paltered zero in and see him hit the road after stepping down or forced to? There’s an attempt to cover up the whole scandal. Will Zuma and his party and his spin doctors eat humble and offer an apology later or put on false bravado and try to jump a smoking gun as they’ve always done? Will ANC recall Zuma so as history to repeat itself in the lifetime of Mbeki who’s also recalled by the party before Zuma took over? Is it time for deputy president, Kgalema Mohlante, to take over and stir ANC to safety after Zuma tarnished it? Prof Shadrack Gutto of the University of South Africa’s the answer as he’s quoted saying, “Zuma’s removal through the majority vote in Parliament can only happen if he seriously violated the constitution of the law.” Is lying to the parliament and country a seriously violation of the constitution of the law?
Arguably, ANC is in a messy and confusing situation that needs to be fixed or tweaked. Will ANC risk suffering in the coming elections by clinging unto Zuma or dispose him as soon as possible in order to weather the storm even redress the wounds Zuma’s scandals have already caused it. Many South Africans now regard Zuma more a liability than an asset to the ruling party and the country altogether. Prince Mashele, Executive-Director of the Centre for Politics and Research’s quoted recently as saying “If the ANC sticks with him, it is going to suffer the political consequences.” Some of ANC want Zuma to hit the road saying that he isn’t ANC.  They see ANC as a being corrupt through and through after Mandela left office. Thus, ANC needs a reconfiguration. Others accuse the party of pursuing what’s referred to as anti-people policy which enables a few to become richer and richer while the majority is becoming poorer and poorer.
Whether Zuma’ll soldier on even after proving to be a liability to his party is remain to be seen. For, before Nkandla scandal came to light, Zuma faced other scandals involving rape, corruption which surfaced after his financial advisor Schabir shaik’s found guilty and jailed for corruption and the landing of private jet in a military base by Gupta family which is a business partner with Zuma’s son Duduzane. Is it time for ANC to recall Zuma just like it did to former president Thabo Mbeki or go under with him?
Source: Business Times March 28, 2014. 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Napendekeza tuvunje muungano lau kwa mwaka mmoja




Napendekeza tuvunje muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar kutokana na sababu zifuatazo:
Tukifanya hivyo tutatenda haki kwa CCM na wale wanaotaka serikali tatu.
Tutatofa fursa kwa nchi mbili kutafakari kuungana upya kwa masharti mapya au la.
Tutatoa fursa kwa pande zote mbili kuishi bila kuungana na kuona madhara au faida zake.
Tutaokoa muda wa malumbano na upotevu wa pesa za umma.
 Wananchi wa pande zote mbili kwa mara ya kwanza tangu mwaka 1964 watapata fursa ya kufaidi nchi zao asilia.
Wananchi watapata fursa ya kutumia uraia wao bila utata wala kuutelekeza mwingine.
Tutaepusha muungano wa migongano na mashaka ambao umekuwa ukimomonyolewa taratibu kama alivyobainisha jaji Warioba hivi karibuni aliposema, “Waasisi walituachia mambo 21 (ukiacha usajili wa vyama) kwenye orodha ya Muungano. Katika kipindi cha miaka ishirini iliyopita yamepunguzwa. Mambo yote yaliwekwa kwa utaratibu uliowekwa na Katiba lakini yameondolewa kinyume na Katiba.”
Tutaondoa malalamiko ya pande mbili ya kunyonywa
Pande mbili zitafaidi uhuru wa kuwa mbali na mwingine.
Ukidhani ujuzi ni aghali basi jaribu ujinga. Vivyo hivyo ukidhani ndoa ni kero jaribu talaka.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Vunjeni Bunge la Katiba, okoeni fedha zetu

KWA waliofutatilia na kusikiliza hotuba ya Mwenyekiti wa Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Rais Jakaya Kikwete, ya zaidi ya saa mbili  kwa Bunge la Katiba (CA) kule Dodoma watakubaliana nasi kuwa alikwenda kule kuvuruga mambo na kujivua nguo hasa alipopoteza fursa ya kujijengea heshima akajipinda kupingana na tume aliyoiteua mwenyewe.
Alipoteza fursa na muda kwenye kuizodoa na kulumbana na tume aliyoiunda mwenye, jambo ambalo kwa mkuu wa nchi linamuonyesha mtu mbabaishaji na anayefanya mambo bila kujua anachofanya.
Wapo wanaona kama Rais Kikwete, hakukosea hata kidogo hasa ikizingatiwa kuwa hakwenda kule kama rais japo alilipwa na kutumia ndege ya rais.  Wanasema kuwa alikwenda kule kama kada na mwenyekiti wa chama aliyekwenda kufanya kazi moja— kutetea sera ya chama chake ya serikali mbili.
Kweli, hakuna cha maana kitaifa alichofanya Rais Kikwete, wala kutamka kwenye hotuba yake ambayo wengi wameiita maelekezo ya semina zaidi ya kuonyesha unazi na ushabiki wa hoja za chama chake.
Kwa kumbukumbu ni kwamba Rais Kikwete, alikaririwa akiwalaumu Watanzania kwa kujikita kwenye hoja moja ya serikali tatu au mbili badala ya hoja nyingine muhimu kwenye rasimu.
Ajabu, baada ya Rais Kikwete kutoa lawama hizo, naye aliingia mkumbo huo huo wa kutumia muda mwingi kwenye maelekezo, vitisho, kujibu mapigo, mipasho na madude mengine kujadili muungano huo huo akitetea serikali mbili wazi wazi.
Kwa waliozingatia aliyosema Rais Kikwete, alichotoa si hotuba bali alipiga kampeni.  Hivyo, hotuba yake si ya kupingwa tu bali hata kulaaniwa kwani ameonyesha ‘double standard’ ya kuhadaa Watanzania kuwa anataka wawe na katiba yao kumbe ni katiba yao CCM na si Watanzania wote.
Wengi wanaona hakuna hata mantiki ya kuendelea na Bunge la Katiba kwa vile Rais Kikwete ameishamaliza kazi. Hivyo, kinachoendelea licha ya kufuja pesa ya umma ni kutaka kuwatumia kama mihuri ya kubariki Katiba ya CCM.
Tunajua wabunge na wapenzi wa CCM hawatakubaliana na ushauri wa kuvunja Bunge la Katiba. Pia wachumia tumbo wanaofuata malipo hawatakubali kuachia ulaji wa dezo, wanaoweza kufanya kinatochatakiwa si wengine bali wapinzani.
Wapinzani susieni hii ‘shoptalk and sideshows’ zinazoendelea Dodoma. Badala yake unganeni na kufanya nchi isitawalike ili sauti ya umma na utashi wao viheshimiwe. Msipofanya hivyo mtaendelea kuchezewe na kuhujumiwa tu.
Rais Kikwete amethibitisha asivyo na dhamira safi kwa taifa wala asivyoheshimu mawazo kinzani tena yatokanayo na umma. Ametumia hoja ya nguvu na ujanja ujanja badala ya nguvu ya hoja.
Ametumia mtindo wa kuvizia kufanikisha anachotaka.  Kama alivyokiri, rasimu imeandikwa kiweledi na haina cha kuingiza binafsi bali mawazo ya umma. Sasa kosa la tume liko wapi?
Rais Kikwete, amekosa busara hata katika kupinga serikali tatu. Ametumia mtindo wa kuvizia na kutegemea kuvunjwa kwa kanuni ili aondoke na ‘credit’ hata asipostahili. Kisheria, hotuba ya Kikwete ilipaswa kupingwa.
Inashangaza kuona wale waliomzuia Mwenyekiti wa Tume iliyoandaa Rasimu ya Katiba Mpya Jaji Joseph Warioba, hawakuliona hili. Je, hawakuliona au walitumiwa tu kuwezesha uhuni na uvunjaji wa kanuni uliofanywa na mtu anayejiita mtu wa viwango? Viwango kama ni hivi hakuna katiba bali kitabu cha kubariki ubazazi wa CCM.
Akiongelea muungano akitetea serikali mbili alisema: “Tunaweza kupoteza kitu tulichokijenga kwa gharama kubwa kwa nusu karne iliyopita. Tanzania inaweza kuwa nchi iliyojaa migogoro na matatizo mengi ambayo hatunayo.”
Kuna sehemu Rais Kikwete alifikia hata mahali kufanya uhaini alipotoa kitisho cha mapinduzi kana kwamba ameishayaandaa.
Si kazi ya Rais Kikwete, kufundishia faida au hasara za muungano. Ni mara ngapi watu wanashuhudia majengo tena marefu ya zamani yakibomolewa na kujengwa majengo mapya ya kisasa? Hivyo, gharama si hoja sana hasa ikizingatiwa kuwa demokrasia na haki ni gharama siku zote.
Rais Kikwete, alitumia muda mwingi kuidhalilisha, kuijibu na kuisingizia tume. Mfano, alikaririwa akisema: “Akitokea kiongozi ye yote wa nchi washirika akatunisha misuli dhidi ya Rais wa Muungano au kupinga maamuzi ya Serikali au chombo cha Muungano, Rais na serikali yake watakuwa hawana lo lote la kufanya.
Kwa kweli uhai wa Muungano katika muundo wa Serikali tatu ni wa mashaka makubwa.”
Mwenyekiti Mao wa Uchina alikuwa na msemo maarufu kuwa kama hujafanya utafiti huna haki ya kuhoji. Ni bahati mbaya Rais Kikwete hajatwambia amefanyia utafiti wapi zaidi ya kuja na hadithi ya Comoro ambayo haifanani kabisa na hali yetu Tanzania.
Kwa vile Kikwete hakuja na utafiti wowote wa kisayansi, alichofanya ni kuwadanganya wananchi badala ya kuwaaminisha kuwa kinachoendelea kinalenga kuwaletea katiba wanayotaka na si hii ya kupachikiwa na kina Kikwete na CCM ili waendelee kutawala kijanja kijanja.
Kikwete aliendelea kudanganya kwa makusudi. Aliongeza kusema: “Na pili, ni kuibuka kwa hisia za utaifa (nationalistic sentiments) wa zamani kwa nchi washirika.”
Aliita hali hii kama ya hatari wakati akifahamu fika kuwa katika Muungano wa serikali mbili Wazanzibari siku zote wameendelea na utaifa wao na haikuwa hatari.
Je, inakuwa hatari Watanganyika wanapoonyesha hisia za utaifa? Kikwete hapa anamaanisha nini zaidi ya kuchanganya mambo kwa kuyapa tafsiri potofu na ya kupotosha? Kuwa na hisia za utaifa ndiyo uzalendo wenyewe na kutokuwa nazo ndiyo usaliti wenyewe.
Ngoja nitoe mfano mmoja wa hapa Canada ambapo wananchi wake wana sifa moja nayo ni kusema: ‘But we are Canadians’. Yaani kumbuka sisi ni Wacanada kuonyesha maana ya utaifa wao.
Tumechukua sehemu kidogo ya hotuba iliyojaa uongo na vitisho ya Kikwete kutokana na kuwa makala moja haiwezi kuichambua kwa utuo. Kwa ufupi ni kwamba alichofanya Kikwete akishirikiana na kada mwenzake Samuel Sitta, kuvunja kanuni na kuamua kutoa semina elekezi kinaua maana yote ya kuwa na bunge la katiba.
Kuepuka kupoteza muda na fedha za Watanzania na kuwafanya kuwa mihuri ya kubariki uovu, Bunge la Katiba lingevunjwa tuendelee na Katiba ya sasa hadi atakapotokea rais mwenye uwezo na nia ya kuandika katiba mpya afanye hivyo badala ya huu usanii. Tunaomba kutoa hoja.
Chanzo: Tanzania Daima Machi 26, 2014.

Mgosi arudi na sera ya serikali 100

BAADA ya kuona watu wanataka kutoana roho kwa ajili ya vijiserikali vitatu mgosi Machungi amekuja na jibu. Pia ameona aje na muarobaini wa kuzuia kaya kuwa ya usultani au kifalme kama kijiwe kilivyopendekeza wiki iliyopita hasa ikizingatiwa kuwa wana kijiwe hawana damu ya kifalme.
Mgosi anasema amefanya hivyo ili kuokoa njuluku za umma zinazoliwa bila kufanya chochote. Pia alisema anataka kuepusha vifo vinavyoweza kutokana na kugombea mshiko pale mjengoni ambapo kila mtu anataka atoke akiwa bilionea kama si milionea.
 Si Mgosi eti anataka kila mwenye kutaka kuanzisha serikali ruksa.
Bahati mbaya amesahau kuwa sera za ruksa ndizo zilizotufikisha hapa!
Baada ya Mgosi, kuona ulaji ulivyo mkubwa kwenye Katiba huko Dom kaona njuluku ipo ameamua kuja na namna ya kuidaka yaani kuanzisha serikali hadi chooni.
Aliingia kwa mkwara ‘God knows’. Maana tulipiga kahawa na kashata mpaka tukalewa na kuanza kuitukana. Nauli ya kwenda nyumbani kila mtu alipata.
Mgosi alikufuru pale alipotaka tuwachokoze ndata na kuwapiga halafu awalipe, ila tuliogopa kutoana ngeu na manundu tukaamua kumuachia balaa la utajiri wake wa muda.
Alisema, “Kwanini tisianzishe sera ya kila mtu kuwa na seekai yake?”
Mpemba anajibu: “Hii rahisi yakhe. Mie nenda kuwa rais Pemba wallahi.
Mipawa naye anakatua mic: “Lazima Mkoa wa Simiyu uwe chini yangu wagu wangu.”
Mijjinga naye hajivungi. Anakwanyua mic: “Natangaza kuanzia leo. Geita ni nchi yangu na mimi ndiye rais pekee. Watu kama Kanji na bi Sofi mkitaka kuja Geita lazima muwe na passport vinginevyo nawapiga PI. Pia wale wauza bwimbwi wakome. Wakija kule nanyonga badala ya kuwalea kama ilivyo kwenye kaya hii.”
Kijiwe hakina mbavu jinsi watu wanavyotambiana huku wakitangaza umilki wa mikoa utadhani kina Carl Peters na Mungo Park zama zile za utwahuti uliozaa ukoloni.
Kapende hataki aachwe kwenye mbio hizi za kutangaza urais. Anasema: “Lazima Lindi iwe chini yangu nione hawa wezi wa gesi watakula wapi kama si lupango chini ya serikali mpya ya ukombozi ya rais Mheshimiwa, mtukufu, Dokta, Profesa, Shehe, Alhaj, Maalim, mjua yote, kipenzi cha wote na chaguo la Mungu Kapende. Pia natangaza kuwa mafisi na mafisadi waliokwisha kukaa mkao wa kula gesi watauawa kwa kupigwa mawe.”
Kanji, kuona watu wanavyogawana kaya asijue yeye atakuwa mgeni wa nani anaingilia kati, “Jamani hapana vunja ungano. Sisi sote dugu moja. Kwanini kila mtu na koa yake? Iko taka mimi rudi Bombai jamani ife njaa?”
Mgosi anasema tena kwa nyodo: “Kia mtu ave na kwao ati. Kwani kuna ubaya gani kama Kanji utaudi kwenu Bombai? Utiache tupange maendeeo yetu Kanji.”
Kanji hakubaliani na mgosi. Anajibu: “Veve Chungi taka leta vita. Kama vatu yote nakaa kwao nani tafanya biashara dugu yangu?”
“Nshasema Tanga mai yangu. Kama unataka au hutaki si uende kwenye Bombai dugu yangu Kanji. Hiyo biashaa unayosema inasaidia nini kaya yetu zaidi ya kuhamisha mitaji kwenda Bombei na kwingineko?”
Baada ya Mzee Maneno kuichukua Pwani na Mzee Kidevu Mtwara, huku Msomi akipewa uwaziri mkuu wa Muungano, mzee mzima Mpayukaji napewe ukuu kaya hizi zote zilizotangaza ufalme wake lakini zikiwa chini yangu.
Hali hii kidogo inampa Kanji matumaini. Kwani chini ya muungano wa falme hizi mpya lazima kutakuwapo na mianya ya ufisadi ambao utawahitaji kina Kanji ili wanene wakiufanya wawe wa kuwafichia siri zao kama ilivyotokea kwa Chavda na  gabacholi wa rada na mkangafu wa ndege wa mkuu.
Baada ya unyakuzi huu wa mikoa kikao kinakubaliana yafuatayo:
Mosi, wake zetu tatawapingia mikoa iliyobaki. Pili, nyumba ndogo na vitegemezi watasimamia wilaya zote katika nchi mpya.
Tatu, vyama vya siasa vyote vitafutwa. Kwanza, havina maana na vyanini wakati kila mtu ana serikali yake. Hapa hakuna chama twawala wala twaliwa bali serikali tu. Mbona mashule na vyuo wana serikali na hakuna noma?
Watu wanakula vitabu wengine wanakwenda kupiga uchangu na kupata shahada zao za nonihino na maisha yanakwenda. Bongo hii bwana. Unatumia ubongo hata kama kwa kutumia ule wa massaburi ubongo ni ubongo.
Kama alivyosema jamaa yangu Njaa Kaya kuwa raha ujipe mwenyewe. Nasi wana kijiwe tunataka kila mtu ajipe raha mwenyewe mkoani mwake na serikali yake.
Kama alivyosema Ben Makapu Tunituni kuwa mtaji wa maskini ni nguvu yake na mtaji wa wachovu ni kila mtu kuwa na serikali yake. Hii itaepusha ufisadi ambapo watu wanaiba njuluku za umma na kuficha Uswazi ya Uswizi.
Unakuwa na serikali yako unajilipa kodi mwenyewe. Hapa hata wale waheshimiwa walioishiwa hadi wanalipana posho za makalio tutawapiga marufuku maana wanakwenda kufanya mambo ya malavi davi who wants them na usawa huu wa miwaya wakiugua wamalize njuluku zetu kwenda India na Sauzi. Shame on you!
Pia Mgosi anapendekeza ndata wapigwe chini ili kila mwenye serikali yake akodishe kampuni za ulinzi ambazo hazitozi watu rushwa wala kuwatisha.  Hapa ndipo Kanji anapenda kwa vile atawakusanya walevi wawili watatu na kufungua kampuni ya ulinzi halafu anakwenda serikalini kupewa tena ya ulinzi na siku zinakwenda au vipi?
Wale wazee wa mabao mtakula mafi yenu. Maana tutaleta kompyuta za kuongoza magari ambazo tunajua haziwezi kuomba rushwa. Hata waliozoea kushinda kwa kuchakachua mtakula mafi yenu.
Kwa vile kikao cha leo ni cha kusukuti jinsi ya kuukata, hakuna longo longo nyingi zaidi ya kusukuti na kusukuti.
Pia kijiwe kinapanga kuhakikisha zile njuluku zilizofichwa uswazi zinaletwa na kutumika kugharimia hizi serikali zetu tunazopanga kuunda ili kujikomboa kama wakubwa wanaojikomboa kwa kurithisha maulaji kwa vitegemezi vyao.
Kijiwe kikiwa ndiyo kinanoga si akapita mdada mmoja akiwa amevaa mlegezo kama wahuni wa kisasa. Acha tumzomee! Changu huyu nuksi! Si kikao kilivunjika kutokana na watu kwenda kuzomea na kutaka kumvua nguo changu ili atembee uchi kama anatangaza!
Chanzo: Tanzania Daima Machi 26, 2014. 

Monday, 24 March 2014

Bravo Sitta, tell us more

  How do you feel when you find that you've been ruled under the constitution that allows bigwigs to rob you? Hold your horses. I know. Shushus are now contemplating to sue me for blasphemy and incitement.  I am not the one alleging that our noble constitution allows biggies to rob boozers. The chair of Constitution Assembly (CA) Hon. Sam Sitta said recently that our current constitution allows bigwigs to rob us and spend the same on bribing us to vote for either them or their vitegemezi.
Boozers are feed up and pissed off with abracadabra especially in our hunk. Though, they still have guts to say or stomach it. This is why they fully concur with what Sitta said.  Boozers are not the bin-Adams one can take for a ride just like other Bongolalalanders. They know a lot comparably. This is why they sent me to jolt this epistle down in recognizing the true words Sitta uttered recently. Guess what. Boozers knew it since long. Save that they didn't want to say it for fear of contracting the law. For, in law, if what has been going on is legal how one does oppose it without committing a crime? You know what. Boozer knew that the current constitution allows some brigands and venal bigwigs to rob the public and buy votes. Essentially, this is what Sitta said recently as he’s interviewed by some media houses in Dom.
Mr Sitta
It is on record. You said that you are not satisfied with the current constitution which you said sanctions graft and rent-seeking behaviour. You went ahead saying that it is easy for person to illegally use her or his position to become rich and spend the same riches on purchasing ulaji. So too, you warned of the danger of this vice whereby some bigwigs are not only glooming their vitegemezi to inherit their positions in public offices but also their protégés and friends. They’re now all over the place. The worst thing in this political sacrilege is the fact that when they rob us by superimposing their vitegemezi on us, they call that democracy.
Mr Sitta,
Arguably, what you said is that we’re manned by thugs, thieves and whatnot and they still are doing it legally thanks to the old-full-patched constitution.
Mr. Sitta, can you tell us more on why this constitution allows such criminality in the first place? Is it because of oft-amendments many venal rulers made to see to it they get away with it?
Mr Sitta is right. For, one boozer left us in stitches when he said that the currently constitution blesses deals as it curses accountability.  The guy who pretends to be a learned friend aka lawyer said that what’s going on is legalized theft that needs to be stopped as soon as possible by just enacting New Constitution that states clearly and loudly that nobody’s allowed to rob the public or superimpose his person, friend or dependent on the boozers as it currently is.
Mr Sitta,
It is as if this guy read your mind. For, you, too, said exactly the same that the New Constitution needs to clearly and loudly stipulate that graft, embezzlement, nepotism, capital flight, stashing dosh in the offshore banks and whatnot are crimes punishable by law. Our bush lawyer proposed that those who partake corruption, kickbacks, capital flight, stashing dosh in the offshore banks, ineptness and other vices should receive capital punishment.
Our bush lawyer went ahead alleging that the current constitution allows monarchy. Thus, our democratically- elected biggies can become kings, queens, emirs and sheiks such as those in the Middle East and everywhere else. As Machiavelli put it, “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” Where’ll you put the person who’s surrounded by cronies, relatives and praise singers? Where’ll you put the person whose rule’s made of suspicious characters? Accuse nobody in our hunk. According to Sitta who’s also a prominent lawyer, our noble constitution sanctions all the above vices. Therefore, you can take this to the bank. We’re ruled intelligently.
For those who read The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli will agree with us that princes and princesses can’t be left out in the eating frenzy. So those condemning the bigwigs of nepotism are wrong. For, the constitution sanctions it. Who are they to want to go against the constitution in the first place? Again, if Bongolalalanders do vote for princes and princesses, who is to blame?
Going back to Mr Sitta, you said that the New Constitution should loudly and clearly stipulate that nobody shall serve two masters namely his business and the public as it currently is whereby some MPs are prominent business persons and everything is spiffy.
Before winding up, Mr Sitta, what do you make out of the ever-bickering Constitution Assembly you are manning? Do you think the hishimiwas will stop fighting for mshiko and make an anti-corruption Constitution that’ll take on corruption head on? Given that you’re in the factory that is to make our constitution, boozers are anxiously waiting to see you work on the problem you already have pinpointed.
Source: ThisDay March 24, 2014.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

IS IT EAST AFRICAN UNITY OR UPPITY?


When news reached me that some HIV- positive- Rwandan chicks were arrested in Dodoma two years ago as they’re vending their bodies illegally, I smelled a rat in our East African hurriedly cobbled unity.  So too, I sensed the danger we’re facing as the country that’s nary cared about anything. When I look at how those chicks were told to pack and go back to their country without even facing the wrath of the law, I feel like crying in the first place.
Yeah.  EA is cobbled thanks to being the creature that mwananchi has nary participated in its making leave alone understanding it. Maybe, the wananchi of other countries did both---making and consenting to the same. You can take this to the bank. Bongolalalanders never made the union or consented to it. They’re bulldozed by their mighty rulers.
I must categorically state that I ‘badly and blindly love’ the so-called East African Unity which one boozer said that it is but uppity.  For him, it is a creature of our rulers but not our people.
What changed my blind love to fear so as to oppose this fool-one-another outfit is the fact that it’ll soon boomerang. I can say that this stuff’s started to put Bongolalalanders in awkward situation.  I’m told that two of three Rwandan chicks were nabbed in Dom had ARVs to mean that miwaya have already affected them. However, all body sellers are killers by extension; these chicks are terrorists next to suicide –bombers we hear of in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The difference is: Those chicks are HIV-bombers. Try to imagine if this were committed by Bongo chicks in Rwanda.  True, Bongolalalanders are careless. Look at how they treated these killer chicks. Instead of charging them with deliberately causing deaths, they just told them to pack up and jump into the ocean! Does this need one to be a guru in criminal law really? What signal does this send? Gunk guff!
What adds up to my worries is the fact that Dom’s where Members of Mjengo convoke for long time to do their business in our name.  At this very time some of them are likely to need the services of these tarts. Yeah. Don’t think I’m abusing the hishimiwas. They’re human beings. Also their love of totoz is known too well. Seriously, Dodoma episode shows how Bongolalalanders are good at it for our own peril. In a simple parlance, we’re importing diseases and deaths.
The above situation tells it all that our hunk’s an outright loser in this mind-boggling game of unifying rotten hunks in the region. Bongo’s free land that’s up for grabs. Are we prepared? Are we duped and satisfied with this give-me-whatever- you-have love? Yeah. I’m wondering our bigwigs don’t want to see it this way? I know united we stand and divided we fall. Again, does the unity of goat and hyena make any sense?  Why not uniting with the hunks of our size and stature such as Zambia Mozambique even DRC?  The Zenj Union’s always been a stone a shoe for us. How come now we want to enter another loss making unity? I know. Pro-loss- making Union will pepper me with phrases such as: We want to tap in over 100 population market and movement of goods and service. Tell it to the birds. Nigeria’s more people than EA has. And yet, nothing’s ever come forth out of it. To hell with East African uppity they call unity. How can there be services and goods from countries suffering from beggary? What services do we expect from countries with high unemployment and millions of landless creatures while their leaders own the land the size of some of our regions?
If anything, what we’re trying to do is put together poverty thinking it can beget affluence. I won’t wonder to find that tycoons such as prezzo Independence Kinyatta can come and grab some more land to add to the millions of acres they already have in their land-grabbing hunk. Looking at how many landless many hunks surrounding us have, one wonders our way of thinking to allow such theft by consent in the name of making money. The other day I was reading the report on population in EA to find that Bongo’s the only one that’s sparsely inhabited compared to our neighbours whose population is next to explosives. Despite all this reality, we’re still cheating our people that there is something good in this hanky panky. We’re the only hunk endowed with minerals.
Is importing chicks suffering from HIV a big deal to show as a success of EA unity? My foot!  I won’t buy it.
Soon you’ll hear Rwandan complaining about importing corruption from Bongo as Kenyans do the same about Bongo’s careless behaviour not to mention tribalism from the latter. I won’t wonder to hear that chaps who speak ‘tribalized’ and corrupted English but don’t trained in any trade are  being employed in our hunk as teachers while our own chalk-dust eaters are turned down. You know what. If you’re chalk-dust eater who wants to be employed as a teacher in our academic and international schools that are not international just introduce yourself as a foreigner. Surely you’ll be hired. If you’re a twilight girl who isn't picked by philanders, just say I’m not Bongolalalander. Surely, you’ll get somebody to buy your curse--- sorry body-cum-shame. This way you’ll fulfill Latin idiom that o homines ad servitutem paratos; Men fit to be slaves. Only promiscuous ones I may submit.
Source: Business Times March 21, 2014.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Je tumshukuru au kumuandama Kikwete kutupa Katiba mpya?


Kwa hali ilivyo ni kwamba CCM watatufanyia unyani na kutuletea "Katiba Mpya" kwa maana tofauti. Badala ya kutegemea Katiba Mpya nadhani tutegemee kitabu kipya chenye kubeba mambo yale yale ya zamani. Kwa hotuba ya juzi ya mwenyekiti wa CCM rais Jakaya Kikwete ni kwamba hakuna kitu kinachoitwa Katiba Mpya. Kama ipo basi ni ya zamani kupitia njia mpya ya kuunda tume ambayo hata hivyo Kikwete aliizodoa na kuidhalilisha huku akijitia mtalaam aliyeishiwa kuumbuka hasa alipojaribu mambo kama takwimu. With this monkey business Tanzanians need to fast and weep.

Wimbo kwa wanaotegemea kuoa


It sometimes doesn't work the way you think. Important, take time to know the other half you want to make your part so that you can make one thing together. 

Mabilioni ya Uswizi: Mlevi achonga na Wereeema



Si kawaida ya mlevi kuandika barua hasa kwa watu wanaojiona au kuonekana mashuhuri. Leo huu mwiko nauvunja.
Ni kutokana na uchugu wa kusoma habari ambazo zinakaribia kuninyotoa roho. Japo huwa najitahidi kukwepa mifadhaiko na ‘frustrations’, hili la kuzidi kuibiwa njuluku za walevi limenishinda. Nimekunywa sana ili kuondoa mawazo.
Nimevuta sana mibangi kama kawa lau nijihisi niko majuu kama siyo Dodoma bungeni.
Lakini wapi! Jinamizi la habari kuwa njuluku zilizokwapuliwa na kufichwa Uswazi ya Uswizi linazidi kuniandama.
Najikuta nimekonda ghafla bin vuu utadhani ninaumwa miwaya.
Hivyo, leo naamua kumtokea jaji Freddie Wereeema aliyetuahidi kuwa njuluku zetu zingerejeshwa toka Uswizi lau zitumike Uswazi.Nianze kwa kumuamukua mura Wereeema.
Mura mbuya? Unaendeleaje na uchunguzi wa njuluku zilizofichwa Uswizi? Juzi nimesikia kuwa walioiba njuluku zetu wanazihamishia Dubei. Je! ni kweli au umbea wa vyombo vya habari?
Mura, naomba ufahamu wazi, kama kweli hizi njuluku zimehamishwa na huna mpango wa kuzirejesha, jua utanikosa. 

Na kama utanikosa baada ya kujinyotoa roho, sina shaka Maulana atakupiga laana unyotoke roho ghafla kwa shinikizo linalonishinikiza kuandika na kuvuta na kunywa kama sina akili nzuri.
Mura, una habari kuwa walevi wengi wanapukutika kwa magojwa yanayotibika kutokana na kuwa apeche alolo, kukabiliwa na ukapa na hata ukiwete? Je! hiyo njuluku tunayoambiwa ni mabilioni ingeokoa walevi wangapi? Walevi wamepigika hadi wengine kukimbiwa na wake zao ukiachia mbali wanaonyanyaswa kila siku kutokana na kutoweza kulisha vitegemezi vyao.
Haya yakitokea, wajivuni waso haya tena vibaka na matapeli wanapayuka na kutapika wakisema kuwa njuluku bilioni 120 ni vijisenti vya ugoro.
Ajabu wakati wakikufuru hivi, nyinyi mnaendelea na politiki kana kwamba mchezo wenu hauna madhara kwa walevi. Mchezo wenu ni mauti yetu ndugu yangu.
Mura, unakumbuka kuwa uliwahi kusema kuna uchunguzi uliokuwa ukifanyika kuhakikisha njuluku zetu zinarejeshwa?
Uliposema hivyo mimi nilikuamini ingawa walevi walionyesha shaka hasa ulipomtisha balozi wa Uswizi huku Uswazi ya akina ombaomba na toboatoboa ukiachia mbali kopakopa.

Ulimwambia kuwa hakupaswa kueleza ukweli kuwa wao walitaka kuwasaidia kurejesha njuluku lakini kwa vile walioficha zile njuluku kule ni wenzenu basi uliamua kula pini na kutoa vitisho.
Mura, unapaswa kufahamu na kukumbuka kuwa watasha si kama nyinyi. Ukiiba hata ufiche kwao watakuwasha tu bila kujali kama utachukia au kujinyotoa roho.
Hivi ninavyoandika, napanga kwenda kuonana na huyo mrume aitwaye Olivieer Chavie ili anipe data nami niwawashe bila huruma.
Kuna kipindi napanga hata kwenda Afghanistan lau nijifunze kujilipua ili nije na kuwalipua hawa mibaka wanaobaka uchumi wetu. 
Naapa haki ya mama na bibi babu na babu wa bibi wa shangazi wa bibi wa bibi wa bibi yangu kuwa nitaondoka na mtu mie.
Na hakika sitanii. Inauma kuona ninavyoendelea kupondwa na dhiki huku mkiponda raha tena kwa njuluku za walevi.
Mura, una habari nilikuwa nakuamini kuliko hata huyo aliyekuumba anayejulikana kwa kuwa bingwa wa sanaa na dana dana?
Tangu alipogwaya kuwasulubu wauza bwimbwi, majambazi na mafisadi imani yangu kwake ilitoweka na kupotea kama ile ndege ya Malaya iliyopotea hivi karibuni bila kuacha hata chembe ya ushahidi. Sina imani na kiumbe huyu. Ninachofanya naomba kila uchao amalize ngwe yake na akitoea angalau nipumue.
Naomba kila uchao aje mrume mwenye udhu na uthubutu ili nimpe ushauri kuwa aende China atuletee majaji wa kweli wa kuhukumu wezi, majambazi, mafisadi na hata majangili bila kusahau wauza bwimbwi na wauza maneno majukwaani wanaotumia siasa kutumaliza.
Mura, haki ya Mungu usikie. Hapa ninapoandika, walevi wana maya na wezi ajuaye ni Subhana mwenyewe. Kuna siku walitaka wachukue michupa yao na kuingia maofisini na mitaa ya Uzitoni na Ugabacholini kuwapiga nayo wale wanaojua kuwa wanatula sisi na mali, madini, wanyama, nyara na fweza zetu.
Mura, najua fika kuwa mmezoea kutuchukulia kama hamnazo kwa vile tu walevi.
Hivyo, hamna hofu kuwa tunaweza kuwageuzia kibao. Kuna kipindi natamani nihamie Libya lau kujifunza wale jamaa walivyomnyotoa roho mjivuni Mwamari Kashafi aliyenyotolewa roho akilia kama kibaka. Siku hiyo nilikunywa na kuvuta kama sina akili nzuri.
Na hao wanaoiba njuluku zetu na kuzificha Uswizi na baadaye kuzihamishia Dubei natamani nishuhudie kiama chao tena majilini kwenye mikono ya walevi wakiwachoma moto kama vibaka.
Mura, hivi ni kweli au umbea wa waandika maneno? Hakuna kitu kiliniumiza kama kusoma nukuu hii, “Hili jambo ni jambo nyeti sana kwa sababu kazi tuliyopewa kuchunguza suala hili bado hatujamaliza, kwa hiyo kuanza kulizungumza kwenye vyombo vya habari kunaweza kuathiri kazi hii.”
Je! ni kweli ulisema hivyo? Je! uchuguzi wenu ulikuwa ni wa kutafuta mahali pa kuhamishia au kuwazuga walevi?
Maana haiingii akilini kwa mtu anayesaka mwizi na mali alizoibiwa akaambiwa zilipofichwa na zinakohamishiwa akajifanya hamnazo kwa kusingizia sijui uchuguzi sijui unyeti na mambo kama hayo.
Huu nao ni ufisadi wa kiakili ambao wagiriyama huita ‘intellectual corruption’. ‘Yes, this is damn mental slavery geared by greed and myopia’. ‘Do you think we are all goons and zombies to bless such sacrilege?’
Oh samahani! Nimechukia hadi naongea kigiriyama bila sababu ya msingi.Mura, nasikia wewe ukiitwa pilato mkubwa. Je! wewe ni pilato kweli au Yuda?
Nasikia kuwa kuna mapilato kwenye kaya wanasifika kutoa hukumu za kuwapendelea mafisi na mafisadi na wezi wa njuluku za walevi.
Mmoja wapo anaitwa Joni Utumwa aliyeweza kugeuza ‘bedroom yake extra debito judiciae’ yaani chemichemi ya haki.
Wapo wengi wanaowaachia wauza bwibwi ambao siku moja nitawataja.
Leo sisemi mengi zaidi ya kukusihi wahusika waache ‘monkey business’ warejeshe njuluku zetu kabla sijajinyotoa roho kwa kujilipua mibomu. Na hakika sitanii zamu hii. ‘Be warned’

Chanzo: Nipashe Machi 22, 2014.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Hii picha ni kanali nani wajameni?

Idadi ya serikali haiamuriwi na Shein

          Maneno makali ya hivi karibuni ya rais wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Zanziba (BMZ) Dk. Ali Mohamed Shein si ya kupuuziwa. Shein kwa makusudi mazima, anajua fika kuwa uamuzi wa Tanzania itakuwa na serikali ngapi baada ya kupitishwa Katiba Mpya ni wa watanzania. Ajabu pamoja na kujua hilo, Shein ameamua kujipotosha na kuupotosha umma kuwa yeye ndiye mwenye kauli ya mwisho juu ya ni serikali ngapi Tanzania iwe nazo.
Shein alikaririwa akisema, “…Serikali mbili tulikubaliana, nataka nirudie serikali mbili tulikubaliana… Sisi kwa pamoja tulikubaliana kuunda tume maalumu itakayoratibu mambo ya kutunga Katiba Mpya, sote tukakubaliana, ikapitishwa bungeni ikawa sheria, Serikali mbili tulikubaliana.”
Kwanza, ingekuwa vizuri Shein kutueleza walikubaliana wao na nani na lini na wapi na kwa amri ya nani? Kama anaongelea makubaliano yao ya CCM amenoa. Tanzania ni zaidi ya CCM. Kama kuna makubaliano ya siri basi ajue ikifichuka na kutowashawishi wahusika bado wataunda hizo serikali tatu.
Kimsingi kama tutaacha usanii na kuendekeza maslahi uchwara ya pande, hapakupaswa kuwapo na serikali isipokuwa moja tu ya Tanzania. Hichi kiini macho ambacho kimeendelea kwa miaka 50, kama tunataka kusonga mbele lazima kife. Hatuwezi kujaza utitiri wa serikali ili kuwapa ajira wanasiasa wakati wananchi wakiendelea kuwa maskini. Kwa vile Shein ni mnufaika wa utitiri wa serikali sawa na CCM bila shaka atatetea serikali zaidi ya moja. Kimsingi, watanzania hasa wa bara hawataki serikali nyingi. Kwani ni mzigo kwao. Visiwani wapo wanaotaka serikali mbili ili waendelee kutawala na wanaotaka kila mtu aende kivyake ili watawale nao. Kimsingi, kinachogomba kwenye muungano ni mgongano wa maslahi ya kimakundi zaidi ya watawaliwa.
Kwa safu hii, wanaotaka serikali mbili na tatu, wote hawaitakii mema nchi yetu.  Shein alikairiwa akisema kuwa muungano wa Tanzania ni tunu ya Afrika. Alisema, “Muungano huu ni fahari ya Afrika na unatumika kama mfano na kigezo kwa nchi nyingine za bara hili katika kuleta umoja na muungano wa kweli.”  Si kweli. Kama muungano huu ni fahari ya Afrika, kwanini basi tusiungane tukawa nchi moja badala ya kujilinganisha na nchi ambazo hazina hata huo mpango wa kuungana hasa baada ya kujaribu zikashindwa kutokana na kutokuwa tayari kufanya mizengwe kama tunayofanya?  Nani hajui kuwa kwa mfano Senegal na Gambia ziliungana na kuunda Senegambia lakini muungano ukafa ndani ya kipindi kifupi kutokana na kuepuka mizengwe?  Tujalie muungano ni fahari ya Afrika, kwanini Afrika kwanza na si Tanzania kwanza?  Nadhani watanzania wanataka muungano si kuwa kuifurahisha Afrika bali kukidhi mahitaji yao na kudumisha uhusiano wao wa kihistoria. Hata huu muungano ambao kwa wingi wa serikali zake ni mgongano si tunu. Tunu ipi yenye mizengwe na migongano?
Japo wahusika hawataki kusema ukweli, kinachoendelea si muungano kitu bali zengwe na kutumiana. Utashangaa kuona kwa mfano, watu kutoka Zanzibar wakiteuliwa kwenye kila aina ya vyeo kuanzia vidogo hata vikubwa. Wanaishi kila mahali wakifanya kila wanachotaka. Ajabu hawa hawa wanaodai kuungana, wanawekeana masharti kwenye wapi pa kuishi na serikali gani kushiriki. Si hilo tu. Zanziba imekuwa ikiumomonyoa muungano kwa kuzidi kuondoa baadhi ya mambo ambayo kimsingi yalipaswa kuwa ya muungano. Rejea kwa mfano kuanza kulalamikia mafuta baada ya kugunduliwa. Mungu si Athumani walipoambiwa kuwa wanaweza kugundua mafuta kwenye eneo la Zanzibar si Tanzania, Mungu akatoa neema ya gesi kule Msimbati jambo ambalo kwa kiasi fulani limetia maji malalamiko ya Zanziba na mafuta yao ambayo hayajachimbwa hata tone. Huu ni umimi mimi na chako kitamu changu kichungu. Hatuwezi kufika mbali namna hii.
kama watanzania watakuwa wakweli wakaachana na unyonge na udhalili wa kutaka serikali ya Tanganyika na upuuzi mwingine kama kuogopa kumezwa, basi Tanzania kama inataka kuionyesha mfano mzuri Afrika basi iwe na serikali moja rais mmoja katiba moja na watu wamoja badala ya maigizo ya sasa ya kuwa na raia watanzania na wazanzibari. Huu ndiyo upogo udhaifu na hata unafiki wa watawala wetu.
Uzoefu wa visiwa kama Comoro ni kwamba Zanziba pamoja na kudai serikali mbili ili wabaki na mamlaka yao, wanajua fika kuwa wanautaka muungano kuliko bara kwa vile wao wana manufaa zaidi. Nani hajui kuwa bila kuingia kwenye muungano, serikali ya Abeid Aman Karume isingedumu hata miezi mitatu? Nani hajui kuwa nje ya muungano Zanziba haitaonja amani kutokana na mgawanyiko na uhasama uliopo baina ya wazanzibari na wapemba? kimsingi ukisema Zanziba chukua hamsini zenu kesho yake utawasikia CUF wanataka ima uchaguzi kesho ili waishinde CCM ambayo ushindi wake siku zote unatokea Dodoma au hata kuingia mitaani kuondoa utawala wa CCM ambao kimsingi kwa baadhi ya wazanzibari ni pandikizi.
hivyo, viongozi wa  Zanziba hasa wa CCM kama watapewa wachague moja kati ya kuwa na serikali moja au kuchukua hamsini zao, watachagua serikali moja ili kuwa nusura na salama yao. Kwa vile wanajua udhaifu huu, huwa wanajitahidi kujifanya kuwa haupo na kushikilia kile kinachowapa uwepo kwenye ulaji. Shein analifahamu hili fika.
Tumalizie kwa kumtaka Shein na CCM waache kuwapangia watanzania nini wafanye kwa vile wakifanya tofauti itakuwa tofauti na maslahi yao. Kama Shein na CCM ambao wana msimamo wa serikali mbili wakitaka kuwanyamazisha wanaotaka serikali tatu basi wakubali kuunda serikali moja na kuifanya Tanzania kuwa nchi moja badala ya ilivyo sasa.vinginevyo mvutano wa idadi ya serikali ambazo kimsingi ni mzigo kwa watanzania utaendelea. Kwani hawa wanaotaka serikali tatu wanalazimishwa na mizengo na unyonyaji uliopo.
Chanzo: Dira Machi, 2014.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Mnyama anapotenda ubinadamu

Wakati wanadamu tunafanyiana unyama, wanyama wanaanza kutuzidi akili kwa kutendeana kibinadamu. Kiboko huyo hapo  juu ameonyesha kutenda kitu ambacho kimetushinda binadamu kwa sasa. Kiboko hana uhusiano na huyo anayemuokoa. Sisi binadamu tunaumizana  wenyewe kwa wenyewe saa nyingine watu wenye uhusiano wa karibu sana.  Hakika huyu kiboko ameonyesha upendo na utumishi uliotukuka. Si fisadi wala mbinafsi kama wengi wetu.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Zuma apatikana na hatia ya kutumia pesa ya umma kwa matumizi binafsi


 Taarifa ya Mlinzi wa Umma (Public Protector)  Thuli Madonsela imebainisha kuwa rais Jacob Zuma alitumia jumla dola 23,000,000 kwenye makazi yake binafsi huko kwao Nkandla. Wakati kashfa hii ikifumka, Zuma anakabiliwa na mashitaka mengine ya kulidanganya bunge na taifa pale aliposema kuwa hakuna pesa ya umma iliyotumika kwenye ujenzi wa makazi yake ya kifahari. Alidanganya kuwa makazi yake yamejengwa kwa pesa yake wakati si kweli. Hata hivyo, chama chake cha ANC kinaonekana kuendelea kumtetea kwa vile kinatawaliwa na mafisadi karibu katika kila ngazi.  Zuma anazidi kuwa mzigo kwa ANC hasa ikizingatiwa kuwa hii si kashfa ya kwanza. Amekuwa akipangua kashfa moja baada ya nyingine kuanzia ubakaji, ufisadi,uongo, matumizi mabaya ya fedha za umma na nyingine nyingi. Hao ndiyo viongozi wetu. Kwa habari zaidi BONYEZA HAPA.

Is it time for al-Sisi to go or cling?


Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al Sisi
When he pulled former president Mohamed Morsi's government, some Egyptians especially anti-Morsi regarded Field marshal Abdul Fattah al Sisi as as a liberator little knowing that he had his own ambition. al Sisi mobilized the military to stand behind anti-Morsi demonstrators  to see to it that Morsi was kicked out of power. Interestingly, the west that has always lectured other countries on democracy, kept mum even when they evidenced a democratically-elected government been booted out by military in conjunction with some demonstrators.Many analysts still wonder. Why did the west abandoned the ship in Egypt? Were they tired of meddling into Egyptian internal affairs after supporting anti-Mubarak demonstrations that saw Egyptian long time dictator fall? Did they ignoring Morsi simply because he was sponsored by Muslim Brotherhood which is now banned and declared a terrorist group in Egypt? Did the west want to avert the stalemate and impasse we are witnessing in Libya after deposing Muamar Gaddafi?  Will west's silence help to calm down the situation things in Egypt or complicate it?
To best understand how complicated the situation is in Egypt, one should consider three players in Egypt. There is the majority that is also divided between pro- and anti-Morsi, Islamists under Muslim Brotherhood and the military. Arguably, despite some of this tripartite understanding and horse trading as it was evidenced after Morsi was overthrown, the truth i: The trio can't reconcile or work together forever given that they have different aims as far as power is concerned. Pro-democracy demonstrators who are in the main the youths want democracy and development. Islamist aspire to erect an Islamic regime while military want to have a lion share in government if not to keep on dominating politics in Egypt as it has been since independence.
The trio might use each other for each to reach his goal. Again, such marriage is always temporary and convenient one. 
 Now it is clear that a section of Egyptians are opposed to al Sisi's manoeuvres to run for presidency. And looking at the look of things, such a section can't be wished away easily or ignored. Such a move was evidenced recently when some demonstrators took to the streets to voice their opposition to what they see as military machinations to cling unto power. They feel they were used by the military to topple Morsi and cling unto power. To them the military has failed for failing to form a transition government that would have seen Egyptian re-writing its constitution and having a new democratically elected government. Almost a year down the line, Morsi shocked pro-democracy when he announced that he might run for the presidency after the military and some of his supporters asked him to. This did not augur well with Islamist who would like to see their deposed president be reinstated and pro-democracy who want to see democratically elected president.
In principle, the marriage between anti-Morsi and military will soon hit rocks. If anything, this point of departure is but the source of Egypt's problems. What seems to be a calm aura was just transitional. al Sisi's declaration for tightening grip on power will soon open Pandora's Box for Egypt. Major question is: Who will easily let go among the trio? Will the military vanquish the voice of the people or cave in and allow democratically elected government to come in? Will Muslim Brotherhood be brought into the fold or be left out in the cold? Is it possible to bring Muslim Brotherhood to the fold without reinstating their deposed president? 
Now that the army that has been in the big picture faces a threat from pro-democracy and pro-Morsi demonstrators, what'd we expect? Should we expect anti-Morsi opposition to ascend to power under al Sisi? Will opposition leaders such Mohamed EL Baradei accept this? Do such divided opposition have what it takes to outsmart the army or does the army have what it takes to silence opposition to its head? 
In sum, Egypt's future is murky especially if all players hold on their guns. It is time that international community intervenes to see to it that democracy is restored so that people can go on with their business. Failure to returning democracy in Egypt even al Sisi's stint in power will create another pre-Mubarak's fall from power and grace. The major question one may ask is: is it time for al Sisi to go or cling?
Source: African Executive Magazine March 19, 2014.