a first in kenya

Civilian control of the military is one of the hallmarks of true democracy. This ideal has however been elusive in most of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa; a region where civilian and military presidencies are scared stiff of the men in the barracks.

It was therefore refreshing to see Kenyan military chiefs answering (some) questions infront of the parliamentary committee on defense and foreign relations. This was then followed by the resignation of senior military officers implicated in the scandal. One hopes that this will then be followed by the two being court-martialed.

Former President Moi must be wondering if he time-traveled these last few days. As Kenyans would say, tumetoka mbali (we have come from far)

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