Political analyst , Mr Mutahi Ngunyi has criticizes the move by President Kenyatta to deploy the KDF to JKIA, sighting it as “unnecessary and strange”
The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have taken over the operations of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after aviation workers downed their tools on March 6th.
Ngunyi, who is famous for his ‘tyranny of numbers’ theory has stated that the decision was uncalled for.
Speaking on his The 5th Estate youtube channel on Thursday, March 7, the analyst argued the president’s decision on the standoff at JKIA was excessive and risky to the stability of the forces and the nation at large.
“Sending KDF to take over operations at JKIA after the workers strike was excessive. You only unleash soldiers to save people from external attacks and floods.oldiers must never be allowed outside the barracks to solve civilians problems,” cautioned Ngunyi.
The analyst warned that exposing KDF to minor challenges that would have been done by junior officers was portraying the county’s security as weak and creating gaps in the command chain.
“This is a lesson that we learnt from the military coup of 1982. Replacing striking workers at the airport with soldiers is courting long term disaster, that is a record of history,” he said.
Ngunyi also castigated Uhuru’s approach in the ongoing war on graft terming it weak and cosmetic.
He also faulted the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss, George Kinoti, for engaging the public in every step he was taking warning that the approach was only helping criminals plot ways of countering and frustrating his efforts.
“Kinoti is thinking with his mouth open, he is asking complex but unanswered questions…he should work underground and surprise the public with solid findings and arrests,” Ngunyi said.