Ondieki unfairly sacked as the UN shows disrespect
I have been following with keen interest the raging debate on whether or not President Uhuru Kenyatta acted within the law when he issued the directive for the withdrawal of Kenyan troops from South Sudan. The President’s action came in the wake of the sacking of UN Mission in South Sudan commander Lt Gen Johnson Ondieki. From what has transpired since then, it is evident the President didn’t take ightly the manner in which the UN handled the dismissal. It is claimed the UN team did not follow the laid down procedures during the investigations into allegations leveled against the commander. The team did not invite him to give his responses. The UN summary report cited weaknesses at all levels of the UN’s mission structure as the cause of attacks on civilians. So why target the Kenyan commander? The action by UN demonstrated utter disrespect and bureaucratic arrogance.
JOSEPH NDONGA Nairobi