Kenya voted against Ethiopia at the UN security council last week in connection with the situation in the northern part of Ethiopia. The Queen of Sheba shares his reaction which highlights historical ties between Ethiopia and Kenyatta ‘s Kenya. “Jomo Kenyatta Is Turning in His Grave” says TQS
We received the tragic news of Kenya voting at the UN Security Council with the other 11 countries against Ethiopia—with huge sadness, disappointment and rage. This is a country of Jomo Kenyatta, one of Africa’s anticolonial icons—and Ethiopia’s great friend.
When fascist Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935, Kenyatta was in London at the time. He was so enraged by the invasion, he ultimately became the honorary secretary of the International African Friends of Abyssinia. More so, when Emperor Haile Selassie fled to London in exile, Kenyatta himself personally welcomed him at a station.
This group further emerged into a wider pan-Africanist organisation, the International African Service Bureau, of which Kenyatta became one of the vice chairs. Following the bitter struggle led by Mau Mau headed by Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya won its independence in 1963.
That year, the two African leaders along with 30 others, founded the Organization of African Unity standing shoulder-to-shoulder.
Those were the days charged with courage, heroism and bravery.
The African Union: Where Are the Principles?
The African Union preaches African solutions to African problems. It has made some visible strides, though it is yet to live up to expectations. There are still quite a good number of unprincipled and spineless leaders who swear by it, but promptly disregard it in their deeds.
The other two countries which voted against Ethiopia is Niger and Tunisia. Well, Tunisia may be pressured through the Arab League to vote against Ethiopia. And we can handle that—as the League has always stood against Ethiopia’s interest.
Niger has probably very little social, economic and political ties with Ethiopia which could be promptly swapped for some crumbs from the major actors who are orchestrating the drama to undermine the country.
Here is the enigma: Why is Kenya blatantly forsaking its longstanding, solid and warm relationship with Ethiopia for a US government whose shelf life is only four years? While we may recognize the heavy pressure from the major parties to act as such, this could not be an excuse for abandoning an eternal neighbor.
For that matter, one wonders how the African Union pursues its principles of African solutions to African problems in light of such incoherent acts.
The League of Nations: Undiminished Memories
In 1935, Ethiopia stood in the League of Nations, the predecessor to the United Nations, to protest the Italian invasion to the world. The world ignored its plea. When Italy used chemical weapons in the war, the world stood by and watched again.
Soon, the fascists who mercilessly slaughtered Ethiopians, in thousands, turned against the key members of the self-serving league, by joining Nazi Germany. It is only when they came under attack that they opted to support the country’s independence struggle.
In this latest United Nations Security Council meeting which ended without an agreement, three countries came to argue in Ethiopia’s favor: China, Russia and India. While they may have their own strategic reasons for doing so, Ethiopians from around the world are expressing their gratitude for their support, which they continue to count on.
The Concealed Narrative, If Anyone Is Looking
Ethiopia’s detractors have sufficiently managed to conceal the identity of the culprit of all this crisis. And yet, as bombastically admitted by the now deceased senior TPLF cabal, they preemptively attacked the Northern Command—which accounts some 70 percent of the country’s defence force—in a thunderous speed.
What makes this treason so tragic and cowardly is that the cabal attacked the base in the middle of a dead night while the army was asleep—systematically targeting Amharas and Oromos. In so doing, they planned to walk into Addis Ababa in 10 days and occupy Asmara in 7 days. That was their miserably failed plan which was promptly rejected by virtually all non-Tigrayan military personnel.
When the insurrection was finally crushed and the Ethiopian defence forces took an upper hand, over a thousand federal and police forces were already savagely slaughtered by spraying them with bullets pointblank, slitting their throats and bellies, quashing them with heavy trucks, and cutting breasts of women soldiers. And more.
As the crushing defeat on the field became evident, the cabal’s marauding army and militia roamed house to house in My-Kadra slaughtering Amhara civilians, including women and the elderly. Over 1,000 civilians were massacred by these fleeing forces who now have taken refuge in Sudan (who until this day are used as sources on the war for major media outlets). Even Amnesty International, which appears to be in the pockets of the cabal now, admitted the massacre at the time.
The Uncontested Facts, If Anyone Cares
Let’s provide the hard facts on the ground for some who may have voted without the benefit of information on the state of play right now.
The major conflict has effectively ended—with perpetrators either captured or neutralized.
Humanitarian assistance, of which 70 percent is supported by the Ethiopian government, is flowing; and according to the latest report has already benefitted over 3 million in Tigray.
The infrastructure—roads, power, communication, hospitals, schools—which was systematically destroyed by the cabal—has been restored to be occasionally wrecked again by remnants of its forces.
The government has also invited major media outlets to report on the situation without any restrictions.
The government has also invited international organizations to investigate alleged atrocities as it has also started its own.
The government has already named an interim-administration to run the region with life slowly returning to normal.
These are the hard facts and it is simply befuddling what else does the so called international community demands from Ethiopia further when the government has already acceded to all of them. The international community must deal with the mountains of lies, fabrications, misinformation and disinformation—spewed by the cabal remnants and their operatives—which have massively smothered the hard facts.
In Conclusion: A Message
The cabal is dead and any effort to resurrect it by whatever means shall fail.
Make no mistake: this is not simply the unwavering position of the government but the great majority of Ethiopians.
Even if the government is unduly pressured to bring the remnants of the dead cabal from their graveyard, its actions may backfire and could also be suicidal.
All detractors—including cabal shenanigans and paid operatives hiding in thinktanks, research institutions, universities and media outlets—should be so sure that Ethiopia shall prevail—because that is what it is. It triumphed over colonialism, occupation and appeasement of its enemies in the past. This time will not be different.
Finally, we hope others, particularly Kenya, vote in Ethiopia’s favor when the UN Security Council meets again on the country this week.
Because, Jomo Kenyatta is turning in his grave.
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I’m not saddened because with all this diplomatic effort and misinformation by the fans and pals of the goons of the TPLF someone will go along with it. Kenya like any other country is entitled to its opinion. Now the work is cut out for the Abiy administration to intensify its diplomatic work beginning with its neighbors. What could Kenya’s decision to support the resolution presented to the UN Security Council mean? It can open the door for the goons of TPLF to seek refuge in Nairobi and use it as another base to spew around misinformation and their main patented product: bigotry. Officials of Abiy’s administration should be hard at work diplomatically to not let that happen. Let’s not lose sight of the fact that Debre and his goons had hurled deadly missiles at civilians places of work both in Ethiopia and Asmara where properties were destroyed and Allah Blessed human lives were lost. That is crime against humanity. So let’s not give up on Kenya. Let’s also not forget the fact that the resolution was Ireland. Ireland was the first country to show up on that horrible field where hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians were starving to death in 1984. History has shown enough that Ireland has been the friendliest nation to Ethiopia among European countries. Its officials must have obtained substantiated evidence that some grave improprieties had/have occurred in this on-going law enforcement campaign. Somebody must have lost his composure at some point somewhere. I’m gonna wait until a report come out by an independent investigating group before I pass judgments.
This is the very dear editors of this esteemed website. I’m sure you are well aware of the fact that today is the International Women’s Day. I scoured around on many websites of our Diaspora and found not one celebrating this day. I think it must be celebrated on every website since it honors all women including our own. That gem of the colored would not be still around without the critical contributions by our glorious women. Please take this just as a faint nudge from this stubborn Afro/Ethio-Centric whose respect for you and your website is unshakable.
This is a great explanation and summary that reflect the real situation based on the true fact. Thank you!!!
Why do you say against Ethiopia? Isn’t the Tigray people an Ethiopian? Whether you like it or not, the truth is, Kenya has voted for peace, security, humanitarian wellbeing of the Ethiopian/tigray people, not against it, while its own people gave deaf ear to the war crimes, designed starvation, mass rapes, mass massacres and genocide of innocent tigrians which is committed by Eritrean forces and its own government.
Uhuru Kenyatta made a mockery out of Jomo Kenyatta’s ( his father) legacy, for dimes and nickels in his personal pockets, from the current president of the United state, Joe Biden, fore what America & the despicable egregious colonial power, the British knows how to do, to spin the globe’s rotation counter clockwise to creat havoc, social strifes, disparities and unwarranted human disasters directed at the nation of ETHIOPIA and the Horn of Africa, because of Americans and British feelings of being insecure about the Chinese influence in that part of the world.
Joe Biden recently called Uhuru and cajoled him to vote against Ethiopia, as this article eloquently qualified and authenticated Uhuru Kenyatta’s disgraceful decision in voting against Ethiopia.
Most definitely, the great leader of Kenya late Jomo Kenyatta is rolling-over in his grave.
Wayne, the devil’s right hand cadres lies, deceptions, falls stories and information is nothing new to all Ethiopians, including the people of Tigray knows the evil ♀️ woyane, who has been slaughtering their young children and rapping them, ever since woyane’s inception, auctioning their foods meant for the needy, all sorts of atrocities being committed by the devils of woyane and their cadres will end, everything has an end to it, the crimes the rapping of boys and girls all atrocities that’s being committed by the devil woyane will have an end as well.
ኢትዮጵያ: ታበፅህ: ዕደዊሃ: ሐበ : እግዚአብሔር:;
The Ethiopian government military capability to protect it’s citizens from terrorist groups such as ISIS is currently in question since for decades TPLF was the only major dominant military superpower in Ethiopia ruling Ethiopia by the barrel of the gun. Recently Ethiopians are burnt alive in Yemen and sold as slaves by the Sudanese military officials in Libya with the Ethiopian government’s PM not even making one simple phone call addressing the issues to save these victimized Ethiopian citizens.
So far there is no reason for anyone to conclude TPLF is no more the military superpower in Ethiopia , it is suspected currently TPLF is joining forces with Al-Shabab because no one knows Al-Shabab’s military strategy’s shortcomings more than TPLF , since TPLF conducted numerous Intelligence works against Al-Shabab for decades, TPLF siding with Al-Shabab is said to be giving Al-Shabab a huge stronger leverage.
What is the idea you using similar pen name as mine with just one more of the letter ‘A’ on the third one? Why?
That has been a Tplf strategy to sow confusion.
Some one is using my pen name to post comment on your esteemed website. The only difference is an extra letter ‘A’ in the 3rd one. I would appreciate it if you look into this matter right away and take the proper action.
Dear Ittu Aba Farda,
Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Please Copy and paste the user ID you are referring to. Thanks
Dear The Queen,
You are surprised because Kenya voted against Ethiopia? And you envisioned Jomo turning in his grave because his second son with his fourth wife voted against Ethiopia in the interest of his country Kenya?! Be reasonable, man! This is pure politics; it is all about self-interest. So no need to delve into history this time. Remember Ethiopia had failed to mount a PR blitzkrieg relative to its establishing law-and-order in Tigray and removing Tplf criminals once for all. Btw, I applaud your efforts to present Ethiopia’s side of the story. I should also point out how saddened I am of the evident recklessness and passivity of Ethiopian (now ethnic) scholars as the nation battles numerous enemies inside and outside of its borders!
This is the ID of the pretender.
Ittu Aba Farada
Everything looks the same as mine except in this ID there is an ‘a’ after ‘r’ in the third name. It may be intended to confuse readers. This is a platform I feel most comfortable in posting my opinions fully expecting civil and constructive criticism. As non violent person I use skits Mel Brooks style making fun of despots, bigots and ‘republic’ day dreamers even though some of them have committed egregious crime against innocent fellow citizens in my name.
I am ever thankful to you for looking into this matter.