Nairobi, Feb. 1 -- Reports that the Kenya Kwanza administration has, through the Kenya Revenue Authority, placed taxed demands on both Moi and Kenyatta families in relation to their wealth is hardly surprising given that it is a script straight from the State capture narrative.

Nonetheless, it is not the first time an incumbent President is putting his predecessor on the chopping board.

There are a number of precedents in the continent. The most dramatic one played out in Zambia between Fredrick Chiluba and Kenneth Kaunda.

Flimsily accused by Chiluba of being behind an attempted coup, Kaunda was thrown into a maximum security prison and later on put under house arrest.

It took the intervention of the then-former Tanzanian president Ju...