Lumping Mungiki together with MRC way off base, Mr Iteere
Posted Wednesday, June 13 2012 at 19:05
Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere’s article on national security being under threat (Nation, May 29) begs scrutiny.
Take the sentence “since Mungiki and MRC criminal gangs found new courage and emerged from their hiding into print and electronic media...”.
Comparing Mungiki to MRC is like comparing Osama bin Laden to Julius Malema; and what is the media being blamed for?
Mungiki are murderers, extortionists, a terror and savage group of drug users, female genital mutilators and law breakers.
MRC operates within the law and that is why they have taken matters to court and generally invoked non-violent campaign methods.
What Mr Iteere should explain to all, is how the police come in when a people voluntarily decide to engage in civil disobedience as a non-violent method of protesting against State injustice.
Mr Iteere’s reference to Article 238 is self-defeating. These are the issues MRC is agitating for. It is common knowledge that the police are instruments of the ruling class and not servants of Kenyan peasants.
I urge Mr Iteere to acquaint himself with the first Article that acknowledges that all sovereign power belongs to the people. The Constitution provides for people to influence decisions of the State; we think by filing the suit, MRC is doing exactly that.
E. B. NGALA AND J. D. DENA, Kilifi