A second MP has been shot. This time, the murder is being attributed to a lovers spat. He was having an affair with a policeman’s wife and according to the New York Times: “Mr. Too was driving in his car with a female police officer whose boyfriend was also a police officer. The boyfriend drove alongside them on a motorcycle and shot and killed both”. This is a classic crime of passion.
I don’t know why Muletsus Were was shot. I think it had more to do with the violent thuggery that has defined Eastlands politics for years (Eastlands is a rough neighborhood). And Were was a Bukusu. Bukus’s voted for Kibaki. He was married to a Kikuyu woman. It makes no sense for Kibaki’s government to want to kill such a young, untested parliamentarian!
This idea by Raila that Kibaki is trying to kill his way to a majority in parliament is crazy and it is where Raila’s evil treachery comes into play. He is using these deaths to score political points and to spur continued violence (he knows these deaths are not connected to Kibaki!!).
Look at his speech right after Were’s death:
**Raila’s Hyperbole: “An emotional Raila eulogised the slain MP, saying his life and blood would not go in vain. “His blood will water the tree of liberation… we will walk tall and stronger, we shall plant a flag on top of the mountain to remember him … Were shall be remembered … we will remember you brother.” Please Negroe , please.
Raila and Ruto have decided that if they don’t get power, they are going to plunge the country into chaos (but of course, they will not do the fighting; they’ll get others to do it for them). I believe Kibaki is being told to forget about negotiating with these two thugs. They must fight them to the end and bring them down (with the ultimate knockdown reserved for William Ruto).