As any boozer, I didn’t expect Jan Makamba’s accusations against Jake Kiquette. I didn’t expect this given that the accuser is one of the beneficiaries of the crime he’s accusing Kiquette of. Makamba’s recently quoted accusing the past govt of cronyism favouratism nepotism, and nihilism among others. Though Makamba’s allegations are true, he’s supposed to be the last to attack the very system that cloned him. Again, why’d he care if the said govt’s already packed and vanished into the oblivion? Makamba is very smart. He’s trying to entice Mugful–just like any other dudes we see self-dressing down in order to stay in ulaji. Don’t play with ulaji especially in the upper echelons of power. One thing’s obvious. After Mugful lapses his time in office, the same Makamba will treat him the same way he’s now disparaging his godfather.
Let’s dissect Makamba a wee bit using our bhang and Kanywaji knowledge. Besides being the son of a party bigwig, what political qualifications does Makamba have to deserve such a position? Methinks. He and Dr Hussy Mwinyi should thank Kiquette for favouring and protecting them as Makamba said that the former govt was good at favouring and protecting corrupt and inept officials among who are children of the high and the mighty. Makamba is lucky. I remember. His dad once blathered that his son would be appointed a minister. Against all odds, soon thereafter, he’s appointed. Lucky him; had the said govt being ethical and manned by an accountable head, such irresponsible utterances would have stopped the appointing authority from appointing him. Again, given that the hunk was on autopilot and manned by an ever-smiling guy who’s never been serious in anything, who’d bother to torture his head to look into ethics while favouratism, nepotism, cronyism and nihilism took the place of ethics?
Essentially, Mamba’s words are but self-inculpatory. They justify our assumptions that this hunk’s become another kingdom through the back door whereby certain clans have held it on ransom. Look at Dr Mwinyi, Nipe Mapepe Nnauye and others whose qualifications are nothing but their parents’ big names. I won’t wonder one day evidencing Riz Kiquette becoming a minister. I’ll be shocked beyond comparison shall Mugful keep Makamba in his fold. How dangerous this is retaining an opportunist that’ll turn the tables on you after vacating the highest office? Mugful–had he left alone to do as he’s planned–given that he climbed the ladder without any godfather, he’s what it takes to divorce dudes like Mamba.
It is very easy to know why Kiquette cloned Makamba. First of all, he too was cloned by Mzee Ruksa apart from being a soldier like Makamba’s dad. Who knows what they did when they were soldiers so as to become close allies? Again, Makamba’s revelations make it harder for the general public to trust him. Why now not then even if taking on nepotism and cronyism would cost him his ulaji due to his patriotism? Can Makamba tell us in honesty what forced him to take a swipe on his creator or he’s trying to entice Mugful so as to keep his ulaji? If Makamba was able to easily turn the tables on his creator, surely, one day, he’ll replicate this to Mugful.
I fully concur with Makamba that the former got was irresponsible vis-à-vis nepotism and corruption. Who’d think that bigwigs alleged to have forged their academic qualifications would not be touched? Remember how Mokorongo Mahanga, Billy Lukuvi, Mary Nag, Emanuel Nchimvi and Diod Kamara were accused of the vice? What happened to them? Zilch!
Remember how Kiquette beseeching EPA thieves to return the loot instead of baking them. I remember how Kiquette told us to stop harassing Ben Mkapa when allegations surfaced that he, his family, in-laws and friends acquired Kiwira Coal Mine illegally.
As if that’s not enough, Kiquette went ahead and defended Escrow saying that the dosh it robbed from our vaults didn’t belong to us. The list is very long. Remember how he controversially appointed chaps like Abdul Shimbo (ambassador), Paul Makonda who’s accused of assaulting Mzee Warioba) and appointing Rweyemamu (DCs) despite being tarnished not to forget Silvie Rweyemamu to be the head of presidential Press unit.
Remember the mothers of all scandals that Kiquette pushed under the rags? Let me jog your mind a wee bit. Remember Richmond, Escrow and UDA scams?
Last but not least remember how Freddie Werema threatened the Swiss former Ambassador, Olivier Chave when he said that his govt tried to help Bongo to retrieve millions of dollars stashed in Swiss banks but the Bongo’s govt became non-compliant.
In sum, I urge Makamba to search his soul and be honest. Is there any way he’d have become a minister without cronyism, nepotism and favouratism? If I were him, I’d make an apology and relinquish my position to show how clean and morally upright I am. Guess what. The monkey doesn’t see its rumps.
Source: Guardian, March 6, 2016.