If your believing that Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji and the Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti is going to finish the investigation in the Arror and Kimwarer dam scandal. As of today, the DPP launched arrests of several of high ranking officials including the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Henry Rotrich. However, I am not convinced they will see this through, because if they do. They will go to the heart of the government and these fellas don’t want to do that!
The Jubilee Government is one of the most corrupt governments in living memory, they have been feeding all sorts of cartels and rigged themselves into power. That is why the whole Press Conference now, seems like a play for the facade and not for the results. Not, that I don’t want the men and woman who are corrupt behind bars. I do, they still the public’s money and eat of the plate of all the citizens without any consequences. In this case, it seems more like all the smoke and no fire.
There is a fire initially, as there are two ghost dams and the state paid for them through a illegal tender process and payouts, which the state cannot establish where it went. Even if there is guesses of the final destination. That is still not touched and won’t be unless there is a miracle. Not like the Finance Minister and all the other parties involved worked on this silence without getting clear guidance and telling the high above about it. That would be foolish to think otherwise, that the Deputy President and President didn’t know. This was well established projects with beneficiaries and had directed overpriced structure to benefit the masterminds on the top.
Therefore, that Haji and other busy bodies, that usually tend to make a stand. Does it again, is to show some flair and tenacity in the spectrum of the world. That the War on Corruption is real and that they will not stop. However, they will stop and suddenly, evidence will vanish, affidavits will be dismissed and the Courts will not have enough to build a case or even prosecute anyone. If we have seen that before? Yes! Will it happen in this case? Most likely. Why? Because, these men is part of elite, the tribe that always win, even when they loose their able to strike a win. That is just what they do.
We can act like it isn’t like this. We can act like this is a victory against corruption. When it really isn’t, yes it has created headlines and even will make a cabinet reshuffle to take the seat of Rotrich. His just the current figure to jump on the sword for the high and mighty excellencies whose not touched or even cared for. Even if there is a big chunk of funds that has vanished from planet earth, taken out from a mysterious account and no-one can trace it. Know, that this fella will not be caught, because his untouchable. Kinoti and Haji wouldn’t face that, because then they will sacked and only get a minor commission job after a year of grace.
So, I am cynical, I don’t expect a blast. I don’t expect all this big-men to eat the charges and get into long legal trouble. Even if the DPP dropped several of counts of crimes and broken statutes, the DPP and the DCI needs to have their bases clear and also the thumbs up from the high above. Because, you cannot bring down men-of-honour without the blessing from the top. No, it has to be coordinated and the ones who is in trouble. Will maybe pay a little, but don’t expect it to scratch the surface. As they don’t want to implicate or deliver any information covering the people in the shadow or even the ones who cannot be touched. No, they will not do that, then they would be afraid of their last breath. That is just the way things are. Not beautiful, but greedy suits going into a dangerous path. Unless, the state screws it all up and looses the connecting dots. Which wouldn’t surprise anyone.
Well, so how about that UNGA then, will that CS answer for his misdeeds too or is Rotrich the only fall guy this week? Peace.
Well, the DPP Noordin Haji dropped ball today and again stated there was Ksh. 21 billion gone missing building a ghost dams. As the DCI George Kinoti have questioned Treasury CS Henry Rotich about the money. However, in the midst of all this drama and alleged crimes. There is one obvious man, whose not under direct threat. That is the Deputy President William Ruto.
Even if Ruto has claimed, that there has only gone missing Ksh. 7 billion shillings, which is bad enough at this rate. As there is no construction and no imminent building site. There is only a paper-trail of evidence and lots of businesses getting tenders and money from the state. But no direct building of a dam.
The DPP have dropped a long list of questionable acts concerning the dams, there been several of companies involved too. In such a manner, it takes a whole village and town to build a dam. You need more companies to build a dam, than the amount of companies you need to develop the Big Four. Because, if the state used the same energy siphoning funds out of ghosts dams. The Kenyan Republic would be highly developed by a landslide.
Alas, that is not the case, the authorities are going in circles, they are pushing strings, but not digging deep. They are not questioning DP Ruto or any of his close allies. Because, that would initially trigger problems for the President too. Therefore, they are instead blaming Rotich for allocating the money and not keeping track-off it. Even if that has been fine in bigger scandals and when the regime been steady eating.
Ruto have no trouble lying, deceiving or even playing stupid. As long as his back-account get pregnant. It will be nursery within months and even escalate further if given the chance. The Ghost Dams scandal is just the freshest and biggest for while. In a month or two, there will be plenty of more ghost, frauds and other graft scandals to catch out attention.
Right now it is dams, which are paid by the state, but not existing. Just like the stadiums, but they didn’t blow the cash on them yet. That was just an empty pledge. This was a supposed building site and a development project. Instead, it is a bonanza of ignorance and plight, dishonesty and travesty, which is traditional in the sense of the guys, running Kenya at the moment.
Ruto thinks he can outsmart or act cool about it all. That he is untouchable, that he is the King. That he is might soldier, the almighty knight who are the shield and the noblest amongst men. However, he is neither, he is just crook with a fancy office. He misuses his power and eats, he tricks and he speculate on the ignorance of others. He configure the political landscape and triggers the needs of others, to gain mileage. That is what he does and he has done it perfectly.
Nevertheless, the gig is up. We know he lies and steals, it is an open-air bazaar at this point. There are no denying that. There are 7 billions reasons not to believe him now. The endless lies and trying to deflect, trying to act righteous is a forgotten game. This tale got to end. We have been here before and its not funny. It is tragic, because this taxpayers, this is donors and this is wherever the state got the revenue from and it was spoilt, taken and stolen. Before ending at supposed project for the benefit of the Republic. Instead it got pocketed and now he culprits are lying through their teeth and trying to blind people while buying time. Its getting old.
As stated, there is 7 billions reasons not to trust Ruto now. He has exposed himself and his acts. As the DCI and DPP have stated otherwise. That must hurt the pride of the Hustler. He better hustle, and do it better, because at the moment. He just sucks. Peace.
Today, there is clear evidence that the DPP Noordin Haji doesn’t build up cases or even deliver probable cause against the ones that is charged. If the DPP and the State Prosecution had followed up the case, the National Youth Service Scandal 2.0. This is nothing new in Kenya, as the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the Jubilee Administration have several of questionable transactions and misuse of funds. That is clearly known by the people and also by the DPP.
DPP Haji, if he was really serious about the NYS Scandal 2.0, they wouldn’t have made a case, had the trial and awaited the verdict without proper cause. That sounds unserious on the matter at hand, that the DPP and State Prosecution don’t have collected the needed evidence of the dubious transactions to fictitious companies and tenders. If the DPP really wanted this to go anyway, the state and himself would have delivered the proof of it.
Take a look!
“The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has with withdrawn corruption charges against 11 suspects linked to the second National Youth Service (NYS) scandal for lack of evidence. Charges against former NYS Deputy Director General Sammy Michuki, Rodgers Nzioka, Simon Kanyi, Steven Riungu, Josephat Njoroge, Lucas Otieno, Timothy Kiplagat, Charles Makau, Jackson Matego Juma, Humphrey Odhiambo, Bernard Masika were withdrawn under Section 87 A of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC); this, however, means that should the state get any evidence implicating them in the case then they will be brought back before the court for prosecution” (Citizen TV Kenya, 07.01.2019).
We can really see what happen today, that is showing how the lack of work and proof is clearing people. The DPP and State Prosecution is at fault, not the Courts who cleared this Public Officials and appointed ones who are supposed to serve the public. We are just seeing, the cause and the effect.
This is a deliberate act by the DPP and the state, as a way to stop more prosecution of them. As the state failed to deliver proof of mischief or criminal intent, of thieving the state of funds from the NYS. That is actions happens as they followed. They are thinking they are fooling people. That the DPP lost a case, but seemingly this is the elite of untouchables, which the DPP cannot play around with. As they are people who are trusted by the President and Deputy President. They are people who are in high regard. That is why the DPP couldn’t really win the case or prove the corrupt behaviour, which was alleged, but not enough apparently.
The ghosts wasn’t proven, the fake tenders wasn’t either, because the state cannot touch these ones. As the DPP knows and we knows too.
They can play fools with ghosts, but we will not follow it. Because we are smarter and thinking more straight than that. The DPP are following orders, the Courts are getting a weak case. So the pieces of the puzzle matches and the ones charges get off the hook. They got shooked, but not took. Feel me?
There are sometimes and somewhere, someone who has such connections and place in society, that they are untouchable. Professor Tom Ojienda is the Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission of Kenya, he is also the former Chair of the Law Society of Kenya.
Tom is a Special Counsel, so the man has a unique place in the Republic. That has been evident over the last few days. Just within short time, the Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) had to both fold an alleged fraud case against the man. This being illegal obtaining of funds from Mumias Sugar Company. Clearly, he has such a position, that the Courts are barring his case. This because he sits on top of the JSC.
We are seeing a game, where the elites, the ones on top of the food-chain can possibly eat and live lavish on other people’s dime. Misuse their position and still get away with it. Even as the DPP have found evidence of corrupt activity, the Courts are dismissing the case. That shows how bad the society is.
This isn’t just about Tom, this is about the failing judiciary and the failing rule of law. When someone is above the system and cannot be touched. Because, the Case against him could be barred in the High Court. Which is really unique, in the circumstances and what we have seen. We are clearly seeing that Tom is something else. Since, he is now out and about, even with the questionable cash obtained through Mumias.
That shows how his prestige and position, means that he can differs from the law, which he presides as a Special Counsel and part of the JSC. Therefore, as part of the clientele on top, he cannot really be touched.
If Tom had been an ordinary crook, he would have suffered behind bars and awaiting sentencing. However, Tom is high-ranking official and a lawyer. Therefore, the system has to be careful, as he can unveil or even reveal matters to the courts. That is why the case is stalled, that is why he isn’t touched.
This story isn’t cool, but more a friendly reminder, that some people have suction and doesn’t need to worry. Tom Ojienda is one of them.
The Republic see it and even if Tom thinks his off the hook. As long as he gets away with it. People will see him as a crook. Until it is really proven, that he never took. Peace.