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EACC: Investigations into Corruption Allegations in Kiambu County Government (23.05.2019)

Eurobond 3.0: Marching the state into a debt-trap!

“Kenya has accepted offers of Sh210 billion in a third Eurobond it has named the “Kachumbari bond”, which will be used to repay other loans and fund unspecified infrastructure projects” (Daily Nation, 18.05.2019).

There are already been several of warnings on the rising levels of debt under President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. The Jubilee has raised levels to unbearable levels and certainly, this will hit the economy at one point. As the grace-periods and the repayment levels will eat huge parts of the budgets. This is because of the reckless spending, the grandeur of grand corruption and whatever else the state has spent their ill-gotten funds at.

Because, this isn’t funny, this is spoiling the future and destroying the trust of the financial institution, the value of the currency and also the financial markets. This is all done because of an political elite has found a way of eating, which will in the end cost the state more in the long run. It is a quick fix to take up a loan, but the loans has to be repaid and usually with interest. That means it will not only cost the initial loans, but also the added interests. Plus it will be more damaging if the state cannot pay for it and have to default on the loans. Than it might loose its collateral and has to give away valuable assets, licenses of extractions and others just to barley get by.

This will be legacy of Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party. As they pre-occupied with one scandal after another. As the State is busy scheming finding new ways to eat, instead of finding ways to serve the public. The elite is so hectic about it, it needs to rehash old tricks to fund themselves.

When you have to take up loans for unspecified infrastructure projects, you know its not really that serious. You are just gambling on debt, raising debt and creating an evil cycle of debt management, which in the end will make the state poorer and poorer. As you have to raise more and more funds to have capacity to serve the old loans, while taking up new to cover for the old ones. In the end giving an alcoholic one more beer on credit and not expecting him to want another one after his finished with the first one. That makes you a fool, not cool and aloof.

There isn’t anything good coming out of this, unless you buy yourself land, house and even pay off old creditors, but why care right? Because, you have to down the line find new creditors to keep up with the newly created debt. You might cover for the old debt, but at one point you have to pay for this one too. Its a cycle of slow-destruction, instead of gaining revenue in a natural order. This is just bloating the financial markets, creating a giant bubble, which at one point will burst.

Than, you have a headache you cannot handle. This should be known by the Presidency and the Cabinet itself. This should be basic knowledge, but seemingly they are to happy to eat. That they are filling their pockets and ensuring their wealth is created. While the public in desperation should wonder, why could their representatives misuse their trust, misuse their power and their ability?

Why? Could the state take up three rounds of massive loans, which has nothing to show for. Other than more debt and becoming trapped in cycle, where you only loose and never win. Peace.

Opinion: Odinga’s “New Kenya” is Canaan 2.0!

A new Kenya is signaling. You will see things happening. We are only waiting for members of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and then President Uhuru Kenyatta and myself will give direction on the impending referendum” Raila Odinga on the 11th May 2019

Well, you can do a trick once, but not do it twice and get away with it. Especially if it is a rouse. In this manner, the Opposition Leader turned unofficial Prime Minister Raila Odinga have overstepped his boundaries. He is now promising Canaan reloaded, Canaan 2.0 or whatever version you will call it and label it the “New Kenya”, like the promises of late, where he would people to Canaan. This cannot go now.

The leader is besieged and he cannot win, that because he sworn himself in as the Second President after the Fresh Presidential Elections in 2017 and since then sold himself on the alter of the Building Bridges Initiative, where he is securing himself and his party, but not the pledges of getting people to Canaan. Unless, your the elite and the cartels supporting Jubilee, than your saved from the hurdles of life and even Huduma Namba.

The rest awaiting in oblivion and not seeing hope, that is why even activists getting detained and people are getting killed without any concern. The government continues and moves on, they are appointing cronies to state owned corporations and boards like there is no tomorrow. They are busy eating, while the public is starving.

Therefore, it is rich that Odinga now promises a “New Kenya”, when he promised a Canaan for so long. Surely, he went to greener pastures and left the Republic behind. Left the victims of his resistance and his acts against the government, until the famous handshake. A handshake that secured his future and his party future, but not the public. That is why he has to give another rouse.

He has to offer something new to blind the masses and hope that people get caught into it. There will be now “New Kenya” like there was no Canaan. Except if you are one of the ones who has gotten ill-gotten wealth during the time of Jubilee.

The will be roads made of gold, there will be no golden age and not serviceable government, the elite and the politicians are busy finding ways to eat, not to treat or even ensure the citizens are taken care off. Because their first job is to get taken care off themselves. This is shown, again and again.

Odinga is just one of them and shown it with force this time. You cannot pull a rabbit out of the hat twice, sooner or later the trick will be revealed and how you hidden the animal. That is now obvious and there is no way out for ODM leader. Peace.

Citizen Mwangi: A tale of an activist apparently turned revolutionary!

“DCI DETECTIVES arrest Boniface Mwangi in Nairobi; police accuse activist of organising a revolution against the Jubilee government” (Nation Breaking News, 06.05.2019).

I didn’t know this, Boniface Mwangi might do a lot of things, he might ask a lot of questions and asks a lot of the authorities. He even tries to get people involved in their civic duties and their rights. He might even be brash about it, direct and say it like it is. Sometimes, people have wondered if he has done this as his hustle. However, he seems like a fighter, not for publicity, but for the causes. Even if he has no direct movement behind him or built around him. Which is weird, in the sense, that a man who is a direct threat to the state, doesn’t have a massive grassroots’ organization to beat the system with.

That is why this day is amazing, as he is charged with organizing a revolution. This is not a joke, this is a serious charge, which the Chief Inspector of Police George Muchiri have charged him with and arrested him for today. Therefore, his own livelihood and life as an activist is on hold. They are claiming he wanted to start a revolution that might cause a civil unrest against the Jubilee government.

This is really bloody brilliant, at the time of the Handshake with the fellow “opposition” parties, which has organized the biggest demonstrations to date of late. The ones whose has the OKOA demos and the other rallies Post Fresh Presidential Elections. Still, the ones organizing them is walking free and about, even assigned public official posts. While, Mwangi has just lingered on the internet and also had speech assignments elsewhere. Even taken a recent trip to Zimbabwe, but not caused havoc.

Why are they doing it now? His articles and speaking engagements has been known for long. His Ukweli Party is known and his Pawa254. Still, none of them is powerful or strong. If a man wants to fight corruption and demonstrate against it is a crime. Then, the President and his cronies should watch out, as they are supposed to have a life-style audit and a war-on-corruption. Alas, that is not happening, because we know they will not fight themselves.

What is unique is arresting the on a likelihood of a possible protest or demonstrations, which will cause civic unrest. If someone should be punished for that in rest memory is Raila Odinga and his CORD/NASA who has really sparked civic unrest in the Republic. Alas, his not an activist, but a high ranking official and a man of grace. Therefore, he will not be touched.

Now, three hours after the news was breaking, there now footage of his release from the Central Police Station. As this news was trending, because it is ridiculous to arrest someone, on a charge on something they haven’t committed or done. They are doing it on the basis, that he might spark civil unrest, but the Police by doing this pre-emptive arrests might clinch in the fire to actually pull-it off. Therefore, this what it is called to say, that something might back-fire.

In this case, this shows what sort of legal society, the Kenyan Republic is at this moment. They are suspecting people of actively engaging in activity to topple the government by a revolution. If the authorities or the regime itself isn’t afraid of the public and their opinion. They wouldn’t arrest someone on this lousy goosy basis as it did today. Because, this is just reckless. The hours of arrest and possible intimidation isn’t a winning tactic. Instead of asking the man, why he does what he does, they put him behind bars. That is just mere insult and another injury to someone whose just trying to do his civic duty. To ask the powers to be, that they can be transparent, just and honest. Which they are not, since they are arresting someone, someone they apparently suggest that he has the amplifier to start a revolution. That is really something else.

How blatant and weak is the government, when they arrest someone on suspicions like this? How idiotic and how much do they disregard the civic duty of all citizens, to ensure the checks and balances of government?

Well, this is just stupid and shows how little faith the Jubilee government has in its population. When even a mere activist can be taken into custody without producing evidence nor justifiable means for his arrest. They might be able to trace his TED talks and talks of demonstrations against the mere scale of grand corruption. But don’t anticipate that to spark a revolution, than John Githongo should have been able a long time ago on the same matter. Peace.

Opinion: Odinga defends Uhuru(!!) – The Road to Canaan has Ended Part II

I don’t think it is the duty of the President to fire anybody, this was a State of the Nation Address for him to say what in his view the nation was doing, and I think in that regard he did very well in highlighting key issues affecting the lives of Kenyans” Raila Odinga’s Defense of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation Address (04.04.2019).

Well, the Building Bridges Initiative and the Handshake between ODM Leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta is surely paying off. As all the ones in the Opposition are highlighting things like they were state officials. If they were Musalia Mudavadi, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka or Raila Odinga himself. They were all loyal subjects of the Republic.

Especially, showing this today… was the former Presidential Candidate, the NASA Leader and former CORD leader too. He was on fire defending Kenyatta and his administration. In a manner, that only Murkomen cannot do it better. Today, he could have switched parties and become a Jubilee syncopate. There would be no different really.

What Odinga said today and what his peers did too. Shows that the ODM and the rest of the Opposition are an obvious elite, whose has interests in the state and eating themselves. They are not interested in the Kenyan people or their plights. That they are only interested in and invested in during elections, but the rest of the time. They want to be connected to the good graces of the State House. So, they can eat as well.

Odinga could have been any minister in the Jubilee Cabinet today. Any sort of Cabinet Secretary or a Prime Minister in coalition government, because, he is directly supporting the President with no effort. In a manner, that is unnatural and obliviously showing his intention.

The Handshake has offered him a role and his now playing it out. The ODM leader is clearly seeking favours and showing loyalty. Instead of being genuine and sincere. Because, this is the busy eating politician. Nothing else really. It is his turn to eat again. He has made himself an office on the cost of the handshake and is now showing a token of appreciation of it.

If, you believe the NASA is a reliable opposition. Today, they have shown their true face. Some has turned before, like Kalonzo and I said by the Handshake, that Canaan had ended. Because, Odinga came to Canaan. However, the public did not. Just the hungry elite, eating of the plate of everyone else. Peace.

IEBC: Press Statement on the Adoption of Internal Audit (24.08.2018)

IEBC – Re: Suspension to Complete the Comprehensive Audit of all Major Procurements Relating to the 2017 General and Fresh Presidential Elections (14.06.2018)

Chebukati using Chiloba as IEBC’s fall guy!

It is clear after CEO Ezra Chiloba yesterday was reinstated and won the court case, he could get his job back. However, Chairman Wafula Chebukati did suspend Chiloba again. This is a ploy to keep himself on top, while damaging Chiloba. It is a very simple game. They are not fixing the issues within the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) instead they are fitting the blame on one by one.

That is ancient political game, which Chebukati is doing as much as he can. Since most of the key advisors and Commissioners fled the scene in 2017. The ones that was in on it is gone. They have done it because they cannot stomach the issues and the rigging. That is clear by the ones fleeing and showing the internal memos from the elections last year.

Therefore, Chebukati should be more careful, but in the Handshake era, he knows he can get away with it. He will not loose and that is evident by his actions. Wafula would act differently if it would cost him or his honour. But at this stage he will get away with it.

There is nothing showing signs of change or progress, neither any signs of retribution or even care from the Jubilee. Who had ordered the showdown and the elections to secure a second term for Kenyatta! That is why they just let it be and go-on like nothing has happen.

The IEBC is playing the public for fools blaming Chiloba. Yes, Chiloba did a lot and has done lots of damage. That has been evident, however, the whole IEBC has orchestrated it and all are to blame. Not just Chiloba, he is the fall guy as we speak. Nevertheless, the other commissioners and the Chairman knows perfectly well, what went down. He is just using Chiloba as a pawn and a useful one as that.

So don’t get caught in the hype, thinking that Chebukati does this out of concern of IEBC. He does this out of concern of his own job and not wanting to lose the title. Even as he himself has done major parts of the rigging and the electioneering in favour of Kenyatta. We all know that, he is just acting as if we don’t.

The naïve might eat the crap, but I beg to differ. Because I won’t be played by shadow games. Especially when I see them from afar. Peace.

The nine lives of Chiloba!

“REPRIEVE FOR IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba as court directs that he resume work pending determination of case he filed after he was suspended” (Nation Breaking News, 14.06.2018).

After the failed attempt to cover-up their mistakes and the rigging in 2017. CEO Ezra Chiloba has been the fall guy of the whole Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC). Everyone with a working mind knows the numbers was juiced up in the Fresh Presidential Elections and also in the first round of 2017. That is well-known and denying it is only fools at play. Even if the Supreme Court validated it, that because the case made for the court wasn’t any good the second round.

Therefore, the IEBC who has had major commissioners fleeing the scene, as they don’t want to associate or be apart of the rigging affair. As the dubious attempts to create legitimacy for the second term of Uhuru Kenyatta was under way. Where all parts from ballots, BVR Machines, Digital Transmission of Results to even the Safaricom blunders. Everything that was questionable, could be questioned without any concern of malice. Since the IEBC did a shady job and the high ranking officials didn’t deny it either. As the Internal Memo’s was released showing more breaches and questionable behaviour.

That Chiloba get back his job after a Court Order isn’t surprising. It is surprising that it took this long. But that is good tactic, as so many forget the grievances of last year. That was mid-2017 and late-2017, now we are mid-2018. The Handshake has already squashed the beef and made sure the Jubilee can survive without too much interference for another day.

Chiloba seems to survive again. That is because of indifference and the heartache. This is because of the nature of affairs. As the corruption scandals and the other fresher evident of theft is more dire, than the previous affairs of electioneering effort to keep the President.

That is why Cambridge Analytica/IEBC Server connection, the whole charade of an election and the questionable results, the lack of voter turnout verifications and the shady voter-rolls, as well as the breaches of trust between BVR Company OT-Morpho/Safran is there. Because the Chiloba aftermath never has been solved.

Chiloba seems to get another life. But it is not because he is good or cares about his job. It is more that he serves a purpose for the regime. That is it. Now that the months and days has gone. The Jubilee, Ruto and Kenyatta hopes that the people have forgotten. Now more preoccupied with the current scandals of the day. The open day looting of state reserves. That is the end-game of a illegitimate regime. They don’t have to answer to anyone. Except for the computer generated bots that elected them. Peace.

KRC/CCCC: SGR Operation ‘Secrecy Agreement’ is a disgusting way of muffling the employees!

You know that Kenya Railways Corporation sucks, you know that the Standard Gauge Railways project is fatigued. As the circulations of the Secrecy Agreement that all employees has to sign onto. Which states that the employees cannot tell the truth about the operations or the works of the corporation.

They expect all employees to be strictly confidential about all matters connected with the SGR and the Kenya Railways Corporation. You are not allowed “to record, store copy any information or violating the SGR Operations”. Therefore, the SGR and Corporation are clearly muffling its staff. This includes “participating in negative articles, writings or videoes or photoes on social media or Facebook or Youtube and etc. that involving SGR Operation”. So when the company goes this far, it says how dire the operations are, they cannot be golden, but instead grim.

This is happening after the state orders all Containers from Mombasa to be put on the SGR and also pushing for the public to use the rails. However, it is still not profitable. As the project has been costly and also embarrassing as the grace period for the loans are soon hitting the government. Meaning, the huge loans for the infrastructure investment comes to roost. Therefore, the needs for revenue is even more important. To patch the hurt, before moving on to other projects.

That is why these sort of leaks and showing how far the Company takes it. Shows how bleak the situation is. When they have to muffle and silence the employees. Since the Secrecy Agreement has Chinese signs on them, it could be given by the tendered company, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), which have the 4 extensions tenders to the previous built railway from Mombasa to Nairobi. Therefore, this could be the direct interference of the contractor CCCC, that would explain why the agreement wrote Youtube as Yutube. Because, that is a site that is banned in China. So, if the CCCC employees wouldn’t know about it and its spelling it would make sense.

Because if the employee was to break the agreement, they would meet the SGR discipline, whatever that means. If that would be termination or put on leave, its hard to know, since their protocols are not out and the KRC/CCCC are not that open on this matter. I am sure they didn’t want the Contracts into the public sphere anyway. Since this is disgusting silencing of the workers and taking away their rights as citizens. This is all communications outside the operations is not allowed. This is not about keeping away company secrets, but keep negative social media impact of the company. However, now that the agreement is out.

I can assure the negative articles will come, not only that the state has order transports of containers directly, that its not profitable and not a wholesome company, instead its a mismanaged State Operated Enterprise (SoE). Surely, the Kenyans should feel betrayed, as they are silenced by outside forces, who are building railways in their republic. The CCCC is acting as kings and they are the servants on the spot. Not allowed to talk or express opinions, just work on the clock and shut-up. That is initially what the contract is saying. Peace.

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