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Another Corruption Scandal: President Kenyatta office has 2,7bn unaccounted for!

There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.”Joseph Pulitzer

In Kenya it is ordinary that the Jubilee Administration of the President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. This administration has had so many scandals and corruption cases, that this is too common. It is a rare occasion if there isn’t some scheme, some funds missing or some development project funding siphoned away. That is so common, that the amounts of funds or state reserves eaten would be a hectic calculation. This has been steadily going on since 2013 and continues until the next term.

The President has promised to tackle corruption and corrupt officials, but now his own direct office has mismanaged funds for years. Therefore, it is deliberately and done with purpose, as they didn’t anticipate it backfiring or even being leaked. They worked directly with the President and at this point, he is sort of untouchable, as well as his cronies who have also done illicit acts within the administration. Therefore, this sort of scandal fits a bit to perfectly.

Presidential Office spent 2,7bn unaccounted for:

A report by the Auditor General revealed that the President’s office cannot satisfactorily account for over Sh2.7 billion spent over three years. An examination of records shows the Presidency spent Sh2,729,192,010 on ‘confidential expenditure’ in three financial years. The Presidency provided certificates to support the expenditure and said the purpose and particulars of the expenditure cannot be made public. However, the report by Auditor General Edward Ouko indicates that unsatisfactory matters regarding the confidential expenditure between 2014 and 2016 financial years remain unresolved” (Patrick Vidija – ‘Uhuru’s office fails to account for Sh2.7bn spent in three years – Auditor General’ 07.12.2018, link: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/12/07/uhurus-office-fails-to-account-for-sh27bn-spent-in-three-years-auditor_c1862734).

This is not the biggest eating challenge. That the Office of the President have now spent Sh. 2,7bn which they cannot account for. In USD this is $26,678,305 or $26,6m. That is a big amount of money, which could have been used to do what they where supposed to. Instead, they might have gone to side-dishes, own President on fancy cars and houses. If not his real-estate or any of his businesses to expand them. Because, they cannot show where the money really went.

That is just the mere observation of what the Auditor General are saying. That the AG cannot find the proof of spending of $26m between 2014 to 2016. Clearly, these funds was spent on whatever the President saw fit. Whoever knows where it went, as the Office of President are calling it confidential.

President Kenyatta has to answer for this, as the Life Style Audit should start here, if it isn’t mere words or PR.

He and his PR team can cook-up whatever, the President and his Team cannot run away from this. Kenyatta is again proving his acts of graft. Kenyatta is proving how corrupt he is. Uhuru knows this. But he will play that he doesn’t know.

Time to put to rest the fight against corruption. Unless the President wants to fight himself and the Presidents Men. However, that will not happen, because he will reveal all the thieving and that will not be something grand, but instead something sinister. Peace.

Kenya: Moratorium for Mandatory Vetting of Civilians Firearms Holders (05.12.2018)

DPP Press Statement on the Application to Bar State Officers Charged with Corruption from remaining in Office pending determination of their cases (04.12.2018)

DP Ruto’s Hustlers Ambition is revealed!

It’s the Hustler’s Ambition, close your eyes, listen see my vision

Mossberg pumping, shotgun dumping

The drama means nothing, it’s part of the game

Catch me in the coupe switching lanes or in the jeweler switching chains” – 50 Cent on ‘Hustlers Ambition’ (Get Rich or Die Tryin’ O.S.T. – 11.10.2005).

Yesterday in a Speech the Deputy President William Ruto came out of his shell, proving his ambition to retain power in the next election. He will not be a back-burner to Gideon Moi or anyone else pushing for their ambition to takeover after Uhuru Kenyatta. Ruto thinks it is his. For someone, always telling people not to be politicking and work for development. Which I always found foolish from a politician to say.

Ruto are now coming out with his Hustlers Ambition, he wants to be the king and not his sidekick. The DP are saying that he eyes the throne. Therefore, he is not just planning to build more of his empire. The empire owning media houses, real estate and businesses. That is what the DP has done in power, while the state is getting more indebted and more corrupt. This has clearly been beneficial for the DP and the cronies for the Jubilee Party. Therefore, certainly the DP want to be running the gravy train as the Hustler. Which he is known for, that is why he has built his fancy paradise village with the vast fortunes he has created. That is why he wants to continue in the upper echelon. Because, he knows he will not step down.

As he said himself, yesterday:

I will run over whoever will stand on my way” (…) “If you try to stop the government’s work, I will deal with you. Jubilee’s priority is construction of roads, ensuring electricity connection, among others. Other things will follow at the right time” – Deputy President William Ruto (Justus Wanga – ‘I’ll run over anyone in my way, warns William Ruto’ 02.12.2018, link: https://www.nation.co.ke/news/politics/I-ll-run-over-anyone-in-my-way–warns-William-Ruto/1064-4877568-xaorjtz/index.html

We know see that he eyes the throne. He wants to be the man, the one people look-up too and be the one that people see as significant. Not the one that is in the second in command. Which he apparently is, but cannot accept. He is the second in command, not the first. DP is the DP, he is not His Excellency President. It is hard to be the second fiddle for so long and in this second term of the President. He has to prove even more, as he wants to step up and takeover from Uhuru. However, it is not everyone who looks up to Ruto, as they know the shady record of him.

The Deputy is a deputy for a reason, he was needed to form an alliance and have a bigger audience, as they forged a partnership. This has not been without cost… Now he has to prove himself and tell that he will not stop his way. That he will run the show and become the next in line. Peace.

Press Statement by H.E. Raila Odinga: MPs’ Pay Demand Amounts to Grand Larceny and Impunity (02.12.2018)

Opinion: It is time for Uhuru Kenyatta to follow the Scouts’ honour!

Well, yesterday the good grace, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta graced the Kenya Scouts Association Patron’s Day, where he held his speech and talked about ethical behavior. As the Youths are not supposed to break the law and be law abiding citizens. Which is all good in itself. However, his regime isn’t the straight out of the bank, the minty fresh, without any scrupulous, they have their mismanagement and their acts of devious ways. Therefore, the President or the Executive should have been more cautious in my opinion.

He is the kind that breaks the bottle or the jar to take the cookies and after the fact, when parents ask little Kenyatta if he took the cookies. He will retort back to the parent: “I didn’t break it. Scout’s honour!”. We all know the Jubilee have done, there are new scandals every month, there is rising corruption, rising levels of debt and mismanagement to levels never seen before.

What is more striking is his anger against cheating. Because, he wouldn’t be President and the Executive, if there wasn’t for tricking the numbers, cheating the stats and hiding the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Servers, which was connected to a shady international firm Cambridge Analytica and OT Morpho for the BVR Machines. There was just enough tricking the numbers to indicate success in the Fresh Presidential Elections of 26 October 2017. That is common knowledge and the President accepted that cheating and because of lacking documentation, the Courts vindicated his cheating too. Therefore, he is not rascal to tell others not to cheat. When he is the Master of doing so and eating of it too.

Uhuru’s Stern warning:

Uhuru warned that the authorities will not entertain the negative activities that young people are engaging in and “having the sheer guts to publicise the same to all Kenyans.” “We will not and we shall not entertain indiscipline and abuse from our young people…you must learn to respect our elders just like the elders must respect and nurture you.” (…) ““If indeed you are ready to brag about cheating, then we will show you what this nation does to cheats and those who disrespect elders,” the President said” (Odhiambo, 2018).

That is why I had to start with that, that the President cannot handle some boys questioning his administration, his Cabinet Secretaries, says more about the fragile and vein character the President is at this point. That is his attitude and he shows his arrogance. Especially considering how took the Fresh Elections.

Even if he was clean and had done nothing, if there was no questions in his past. Still, the boys are allowed to leak tapes and speak out against their Big-Men. They should be, not like they made a Gay-Flick for the Censorship Authorities to stop from broadcasting. They were just addressing their grievances and being boys.

The President himself has used strong words against the Supreme Court and his opposition in the past. But because he has power. He is allowed to do so, but these boys got none of that. They are just boys who can be prey to the big-men. And they are, when they are arrested for leaking a tape of their words online.

Maybe, the President should remember his rant in Turkana last year. Maybe, the youth learned from that. Maybe not, but as the King Cheater of Kenya, he shouldn’t talk about indiscipline and such. He has shown the Republic that it pays to cheat. Just look up to the President, he does it and he continues winning.

No, forget about that, he didn’t do it, Scouts’ Honour! Peace.

Reference:

Moses Odhiambo – ‘[VIDEO] Uhuru spells trouble for Ambira students in Matiang’i, Amina insult as cops nab three’ 25.11-2018, link: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/11/25/video-uhuru-spells-trouble-for-ambira-students-in-matiangi-amina_c1855897

Kenya: MPs Greed is now on Overload!

The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” Mahatma Gandhi

We know something is seriously wrong when the Members of Parliaments are wishing more money, as the Jubilee government have already promised more austerity months away. Not only the raising rate of corruption that was between 2013 to June 2018 had grown by 240%. So the MPs knows this and the misuse of the state reserves. While the growing debt in the same era is happening. Even in the same year, as the IMF has told the Government of Kenya to stop spending. The MPs are planning to grow the spending on themselves and their families. As they are not bitten by austerity, the budget deficit or growth of debt. That shows their ignorance of the economy, which they as MPs are supposed to have oversight over.

Here is the news:

All 416 Members of Parliament, Speakers of both houses and the leaders of majority in both chambers will each be provided with a rent-free house, a government vehicle, an expanded medical cover, travel allowances and an expanded constituency outreach operation, if a new Bill becomes law” (…) “Proposals for better terms for legislators — already among the best-paid in the world with a Sh1.2 million salary — are contained in the Parliamentary Service Bill that is set for debate in the National Assembly tomorrow afternoon” (Mwere, 2018).

It is hard to take these men serious, as they have already a giant salary in the Republic. Especially when they are earning 1,2 million salary. While that isn’t enough for the MPs in a country where half of the Republic’s households are earning less than 10,000 shillings per month. That was reported after a survey published in Standard Media in April 2018. Meaning, these households, which is half of the Republic are earning less than 120,000 shillings per year. That without any benefits or other financial support. Therefore, the MPs are far away from the plights of the ordinary man and the ones struggling.

It is clearly not enough, that the IMF, the added taxes and the strains on the economy, in a republic where people are already earning under a tenth of their representatives. You shouldn’t become a businessman or a hustler. You should become a politician in Kenya. As there is where the money is. These people are eating of the dying carcass, of a failing economy, where people are earning little to nothing. Instead of fixing that economy and ensuring people decent wages, they are complaining while they are gaining more wealth. That is what is insane by this.

That the MPs are wishing more services covered, while they have GIANT salaries that the people of the slums only can dream of. That the Shamba Boys of Up-Country never will be able to touch and feel in their life-time. No, these MPs are forgetting their constituents as they are willing to live even more lavish as the economy have been trashed by them. That is their greed. Peace.

Reference:

David Mwere – ‘MPs push for rent-free houses, bigger tea pots, better bar, five-star chefs’ 19.11.2018 link: https://www.nation.co.ke/news/MPs-push-for-better-terms-of-service-in-new-Bill/1056-4858078-20r4fu/index.html

Opinion: Kenyatta’s Legacy will not be the Handshake!

Even if Uhuru Kenyatta wants the handshake with Raila Odinga to be his legacy. I have to confirm, that it most likely will not be. It will one thing that is important and will be vital to his second term, but not what he will be remembered for, because there are enough shady and backwards affairs to overshadow the gentleman’s agreement between Kenyatta and Odinga.

President Uhuru Kenyatta hopes the Building Bridges Initiative will help him leave a legacy of peace when he leaves office in 2022. In an interview with France24 TV, the President said he is banking on his partnerships with Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga and Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka to defuse ethnic and political tensions in Kenya” (Valentine Obara – ‘Peace will be my legacy, Uhuru says in interview’ 13.11.2018).

Kenyatta can have his wishes, but they will not follow them automatically. There is a long road ahead, but the ways the first and second term has been. There are enough of other things he will be remembered for, instance the empty pledges of laptops and building stadiums. Which never seem to happen and that is just what people remember that he has promised.

Who knows how many corruption scandals there has been, how many Ministries and Cabinet Secretaries has been implicated and the constant cronyism. The Kenyatta Presidency has rocked these scandals from day one. There haven’t been a month without one and hasn’t seemed to stop either.

The control of the cartels, the corrupt officials and growing family business of Kenyatta and the Deputy President William Ruto. Will be more the legacy, than he shake the hand of Odinga one day.

The Corruption and Grand Corruption will be remembered, the Eurobonds, NYS 1.0 and 2.0, Afya House Scandal, Maize Scandal and Sugar Scandal. All of these are big shot into the public domain, where the state and the operatives has robbed the public, while not delivering needed public services. This has been happening again and again. That is why I can mention the vast amount of cases without thinking. It shouldn’t be that easy.

The effort of the Handshake might be good; it might have stopped the NASA from creating havoc towards the Jubilee. It might have had the ability to silence the critics and secure the mandate after a rigged second election for Kenyatta. The Fresh Presidential Elections was rigged and no doubt about that.

Kenyatta can wish that his legacy is positive, but his indecisiveness towards Grand Corruption, his stalemate with the cartels and his growing debt because of the White Elephant Standard Gauge Railway from Mombasa to Nairobi is more likely. As the Chinese silent takeover and the debt combined with toxicating corrupting should be obvious. Maybe not to him, who wants it to be all smiles and laughs.

When the reality is more dire than that. Peace.

Opinion: Don’t let Ezra Chiloba be the fall guy for the rigging machine of IEBC!

Some are giddy and happy about the termination of employment of IEBC’s Ezra Chiloba this week. However, people shouldn’t jump of joy, as there have been changes in the leadership of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Just as the newly appointed IEBC leadership of 2011 with Chairman Hassan Isaack and change in 2016. When Wafula Chebukati got appointed in his stead in 2016. Still, inside the IEBC as before was Chiloba just working in the background as before.

That he got terminated over tenders and contracts are foolish at this point. As we all know the questionable behavior of the IEBC during the Presidential Elections in 2017. We can also wonder what Chiloba did with the previous leadership and elections of 2013, as there was speculations then also of rigging too. Therefore, the relevance of position and of what he did during his tenure there.

However, Chiloba shouldn’t be the fall guy. Chiloba didn’t do this acts alone and did answer to someone above. He didn’t go like an empty drone into this and do this only on his own merry. That wouldn’t believe, as someone ordered him around and asked him to fix. This was known by his previous boss and the current one.

That Chebukati and the rest of the Commissioners should be put in doubt too. Because all of them was in-charge and fixed the contracts with OT-Morpho, Cambridge Analytica and the printing companies. This wasn’t just done by one, neither was the assassination of ICT Expert and Manager Chris Msando and the assassination of CS Joseph Nkaissery. All of this happen days before the elections and even in relation to the polls. That is why these memories will still linger on, as the questions of what happen and who ordered it. The Ghost of Jacob Juma will also follow the organization and the ruling regime, as his words has happen as he said and what he expected from the authorities. Therefore, the IEBC are not alone in this and the truth of the matter, is that Chiloba wouldn’t able to all of this on his own.

Chiloba is one of many to blame, it was organized and was done with a purpose, it was all done to secure the tenure of Kenyatta and Ruto. It was done to secure the Jubilee and their established power. It wasn’t done to secure the votes of the people and neither legitimacy of a supposed credible vote. That went down the storm-drain with the rain-water.

So, the ones thinking the termination of Chiloba will fix it all. I doubt it. It didn’t change with the changes of chairmen either. If it was Hassan Isaack or Wafula Chebukati. The Kenyan election experience was as hostile and lack of transparency as usual. For the single purpose of securing the elite and their need of all power.

Chiloba did that, but not alone. He did it as per orders and per request. By both all Commissioners did so. Not only single individual. If it was only his way and his methods was behind this, than the change of Chairmen should have mattered, but it didn’t. That is why there is a need of change within the IEBC and also reforms of the organization. Not just make Chiloba jump on the sword, he is far from innocent, but he didn’t act alone. Peace.

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