CIA secret report on ODM crisis

America now ditches ODM over infighting

President Mwai Kibaki is the man to bet on in this year’s crucial general elections, a secret report compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America (CIA) says.

The agency apart from collecting security data also collects political data worldwide which it then passes to the US government for analysis with a view to helping Washington chart appropriate political foreign policy positions.

Although the agency had mid-way through Kibaki’s term as president given the US government the impression that the man to put its bets on was Kalonzo Musyoka, the incessant infighting in ODM-K has now changed and CIA believes the opposition party has lost its previous formidable clout, and can not possibly form the next government.

So promising at one time was ODM that the Americans were confident the question of a regime change in Kenya was a matter of when and not if. As a result, the Americans had reportedly even started planning how they would channel campaign funds to the Kalonzo camp through the Tanzanian government. It will be remembered that the Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete during a trip to Washington discussed the government of Kenya with US president George Bush, something that did not go down well with the Nairobi regime who felt that Kikwete and Bush were overstepping their limits by talking about a friendly government in the absence of its representatives. At the time, Kikwete reportedly told Bush that Kibaki was fast losing political clout.

It is understood that the Americans were showing a preference to ODM ostensibly because Kibaki’s style of leadership was rolling back the gains of democracy and losing the war on high level graft something that has enraged Washington and was echoed by visiting senator of Kenyan roots Barrack Obama early this year.

With ODM now as good as dead thanks to endless infighting, the Americans now look at Kibaki through different lenses much to the chagrin of Kalonzo who had reportedly counted on the US to provide him with campaign cash.

The CIA, blamed for the overthrow of some African governments like Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah and murder of Congo’s Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba as the cold war raged in the 1960’s, was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Harry S. Truman. The CIA’s responsibilities include collecting, correlating and evaluating intelligence related to the national security and providing appropriate dissemination of such intelligence.

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