President Kenyatta orders that imports of Sugar and Milk Powder to be tariff free until August 2017, who in the Jubilee will eat the spoils?

President Uhuru Kenyatta finally found a solution to the rising the prices and inflation on basic foods. Therefore on the day there is 30,000 tons Sugar coming in at Mombasa this morning.

This after the first Executive Order of Kenyatta this year said: “That the drought and the famine in parts of Kenya is a national disaster, duty shall not be payable for the following items- 

(a) Sugar imported by any person, with effect from the date of Notice to the 31st August, 2017; and

(b) nine thousand tonnes of milk powder imported by milk processors, with the authority of the Kenya Dairy Board, with effect from the date of this Notice to the 31st August, 2017 Dated the 11th May 2017” (The Kenya Gazette, Vol. CXIX – No. 62, Nairobi, 12th May 2017).

So as this happens, you can wonder if the Sugar millers and Sugar exporters are connected with the government. Since the 30,000 tons just appear on the day after the gazette. That means, someone knew about the plans of the government and let it happen. It isn’t just appearing from the sky, that a holy angel sends 30,000 tons of sugar to Kenya and the Port of Mombasa on the day after the Executive Order was signed and than relieved to the public by Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury Henry Rotich. He is just a useful CS, who certainly will have his pieces of deliverance of all the duty free goods.

That the government, close connections with the Jubilee government and the Sugar cartels will surely gain profits on these exported foods. This been in a country where the tariffs has been a 100% on Sugar and added VAT 16 %. Therefore, this reactions seem to be a ploy to earn monies on gullible people and think that the people will take it as goodwill. This is happening at the same time, as the prices on sugar is still on a two year low worldwide. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto, might think the Kenyans doesn’t see through this. But they should question the companies, the boats and who orders the duty free goods to Kenya from today and until 31st August.

Like who earns the profits on the sugar and the milk powder in these months. They are clearly planning it and not only for the famine and drought. But for sole purpose of gaining massive amount of funds in the period of campaigning. This just appearing and ordered in the critical time. The Jubilee government doesn’t know how to be subtle. Can wonder if any of the corporations and importing businesses owned by the Kenyatta’s or Ruto’s would benefit from this. I wouldn’t be shocked, neither if anyone else of the Jubilee government got a payday and huge amount of Bob’s in their accounts. Peace.

The law: 

Kenya: At the moment, Sugar is not sweet for Jubilee!

The prices of Sugar in Kenya is special experiment, as the taxation on imports of sugar is a 100% and also 16% VAT on the sugar imported. Secondly, the industry is controlled by the state, there been talk of privatization of millers owned and the Kenya Sugar Board who regulate the industry. As well as the Ministry of Agriculture is making sure the output of the farmers are corrected.

Therefore, as the prices worldwide is sinking and going-low, the prices of sugar are going up. This is happening in the months right before election time.

The government must know the industry is struggling as the only private miller Mumias are again on a downward spiral:  Already, the miller has been closed for three months. According to managing director Errol Johnson the closure was meant to fix equipment, which had contributed to the company’s poor performance due to inconsistent maintenance. The closure from April 11 came barely a month after the cash-strapped miller received Sh239 million from the government, as part of the bailout strategy” (BiznaKenya, 2017).

That the Mumias miller proving the big-problems in the Sugar industry, as it has been evident for years. The agricultural output and yields haven’t been the issue alone, it is denial of the state to figure out working changes to the millers, the import and also control it has over it. That the government has the oversight and the insight to the issues, are clearly that the Jubilee haven’t been interested in-changing it, as the benefit of this system. Therefore, President Kenyatta and Deputy President Ruto hasn’t touched it or done anything else than bailing out Mumias on the last dive of the company. Therefore, the reports shown here. Proves the initial factors to the grand issues and why the prices are sky-rocketing, while the international prices are falling. Take a look!

Barriers for Sugar Productions:

Sugar milling is a high fixed cost business requiring substantial economies of scale in cane crushed to break-even” (…) “Existing relationships of patronage between governments and large milling companies serve to align the incentives of government and millers such that new entrants would find it difficult to compete with incumbents and obtain the same benefits” (Chisanga, Gathiaka, Onyancha & Vilakazi, P: 12, 2014).

Government ownership in the sector remains large, despite higher relative efficiency in the private sector and long term plans for privatization. While some privatization has taken place over the past decade, government-controlled factories held a 37 percent production share, with additional non-controlling shares in other firms. Part of the argument in favor of privatization is the relative efficiency of production in private mills over those controlled by the government” (…) “The local sugar milling market is quite concentrated, and combined with the barriers to trade this suggests that the largest players have significant power over prices. Mumias, the largest sugar company, had a market share of 38 percent of domestically produced sugar in 2011, lower than its typical market share due to cane shortages. Combined with the government-controlled share of the industry, this implies that essentially two entities control at least 75 percent of local production. The shares of local producers in domestic market sales vary quite widely depending on the period, as the volume of imports fluctuates a great deal. For example, Kenya Sugar Board data from the first two quarters of 2012 show importswere approximately 33% of local production” (Argent & Begazo, P: 5-6, 2015).

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, a government (Jubilee) body, reports that 2.2 million Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) have closed shop in kenya over the last five years. These are some of the reasons that inform our opposition to Jubilee. Personally, I think Uhuru and Ruto are fine Kenyans; wonderful husband to their spouses; incredible fathers to their children; and great benefactors to their elite friends, but have terribly failed in the duties of the office of the presidency” (…) “All sectors of Kenyan economy has been negatively affected by the floods of cheap imports, brought into kenya by unscrupulous businessmen connected to those in power, having unbridled freedom to import anything of their choice without paying taxes: From sugar industry; to textile; to agriculture, denying kenya the much needed revenue for development. Over the weekends, the leaders behave like Frank Lucas, donating part of the proceeds from these imports to the same societies they are killing by giving out these import certificates” (Sadat, 2017).

That the government haven’t made sure the industry and financial markets been sufficient is proven with the macro problems in Kenya. The import sanctions together with the stronghold control of certain millers and Kenya Sugar Board, there are patronage and cartels that sets the prices and the payments for the yields. Together with the storage and cane production that is initial to the issues that are there today. That President Kenyatta and DP Ruto hasn’t taken charge and paid amends is the reason for the prices at this point. That the Sugar Barons, Sugar Cartels and Sugar Companies are connected with government is understood as the politicians are taking handouts from them as well.

As the COFEK open letter to Kenyatta said so well and I will end with:

No one in your government can categorically state how much stocks are being held in the strategic grain reserves. Casual talk of wanting quality of the same maize, from the millers lobby, heightens speculation that your government is unwilling to walk the talk on cutting the cost of living. As things stand, it is fair to say that your Government has taken a holiday on consumer protection as cartels take over the all-important food security sector. It follows that your government, is therefore, in breach of Article 46 of the Constitution you swore to protect. Needless to mention, it is a tall order for you to protect and uphold the sovereignty, integrity and dignity of the people of Kenya if they remain hungry – with a single or no meal at all, thanks to the high cost of living. Your government supposedly offers huge subsidies to farmers through farm inputs like fertilizers which do not get to them. It’s the middlemen and cartels who end up smiling to the bank as farmers toil in vain” (COFEK, 2017).

Peace.

Reference:

Argent, Jonathan & Begazo, Tania – ‘Competition in Kenyan Markets and Its Impact on Income and Poverty – A Case Study on Sugar and Maize’ (January 2015)

BiznaKenya – ‘Mumias Sugar to close indefinitely over cash problems’ (08.05.2017) link:https://biznakenya.com/mumias-sugar-close-indefinitely-cash-problems/

Chisanga, Brian; Gathiaka, John; Nguruse, George; Onyancha, Stellah & Vilakazi, Thando – ‘Competition in the regional sugar sector: the case of Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia – Draft paper for presentation at pre-ICN conference, (22 April 2014)

Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) – ‘Cofek open letter to Uhuru Kenyatta on high cost of living’ (02.05.2017) link: http://www.cofek.co.ke/index.php/news-and-media/1718-cofek-open-letter-to-uhuru-kenyatta-on-high-cost-of-living?showall=&start=1

Sadat, Anwar – ‘REVEALED: WHY The ECONOMY is Almost COLLAPSING Under Uhuru Jubilee Regime, GoK’s Kenya Bureau of STATISTICS Exposes Shocking Numbers’ (07.05.2017) link: https://www.kenya-today.com/opinion/revealed-economy-almost-collapsing-uhuru-jubilee-regime-government-body-kenya-bureau-statistics-exposes-shocking-numbers

Kenya: EACC investigation into Gov. Hassan Joho and Tom Mboya Primary School verifying his education!

Answer from the School to EACC:

 

Opinion: Everybody hates Governor Joho!

The Presidency and Regime under Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto, must have some grand issues with Mombasa and Coast Region as they every week for the last month has attacked with all sorts of tricks against the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Deputy and Governor Hassan Ali Joho. That the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) and their cooperative measures to marginalize the opposition figure isn’t really working.

They have detained the man for wanting to see the first relaunch of the ferries as the Jubilee held rallies in his back yard as far back as the 13th March 2017. They have since then blamed his government for lacking accountability and transparency, like the Central Government haven’t had enough issues with corruption scandals.

So President Kenyatta should be cautious attacking fellow peers in midst of re-election rallies, but it isn’t like he cares. Since he feels like he is Teflon and cannot be touch. When they attack his educational background, as they have attacked him before his accountability as a Governor. Therefore, all we see is steady attacks on the character of Joho.

Also said he was meddling with drug-dealers and importers, as they we’re having drug cartels, like the sugar cartels supporting Jubilee and Kenyatta. But hey, not that anyone really looks into the donor funding to the Jubilee from the Sugar and Coffee Cartels to the Kenyatta government. Still, all problems of crime in Mombasa County is Joho’s fault. As the corruption of the Ports is Joho’s fault, not that this has been issue since the independence. That even Jomo Kenyatta was working against the corruption on the Ports of Mombasa, even President Daniel Arap Moi we’re complaining when needed about the graft at Mombasa.

So after decades upon end with independence and second generation Kenyatta, the problems are still there. If they seriously wanted it to change, than John Githongo would still have a job and not been kicked-out the door by former President Mwai Kibaki! But that is a story the ruling regime doesn’t want to eat, still they easily eats of state coffers and thinks side-stories of undressing leaders of opposition makes the world and Kenyan citizens forget that.

I am sure Cabinet Secretary for Interior Joseph Nkaissery is trying to find the next charge he can put on the ODM Governor, as he has tried to revoke his guns and take away his security guards. So, there aren’t that many tricks left in the basket of peddling nonsense into the public sphere. They have used all sorts of demagoguery and misused their place as key leadership. Instead of being noble and show character, they have gone straight for the heart and attacked the character instead of the polices.

So the Jubilee has misused their opportunity to gain and show that they are better than Governor Joho, they have lost on public display, they have used the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) looking into his tax-record, Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) looking into his educational history and also the added accountability, where the leadership of Jubilee claimed his county got 40bn shillings instead of the 16 billions shillings Joho claims the Mombasa County received from the Central Government.

The Jubilee under Kenyatta and Ruto have used all tools and tried to destroy the legitimacy of the leadership of Joho. Just like they fear him more than Raila Odinga, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka or Musalia Mudavadi. Since they are all walking around like kings, while all of business of Joho is on the front pages.

That the state and their top leadership continues to pound on Joho, shows how little character themselves have, that they have to go after a governor when themselves going into National Elections. That they are going after a local politician, when they should go against the faces who could be Presidential Candidates. Since they are not touching the NASA/CORD leadership, instead they pick Joho as prey, but instead of clearing the flesh of the bones. They are instead creating their own wounds. Peace.

Kenya: Re: Clarification on Disbursements to the County Government of Mombasa (13.03.2017)

Opinion: Ruto and Kenyatta should have hiked on the Ferry from Mtongwe; They we’re lost at sea throwing shade at Joho in his backyard!

“Governor Joho and Governor Kingi are all about talk and no action. They have offered nothing new. They have nothing to show for all the money they have been given to invest on your behalf. Only talk”Uhuru Kenyatta (GoK, 2017).

“It is a sad thing to have leaders who don’t understand…don’t play with me….Mombasa is for everyone,” (…) “Why follow me? Why should we follow each other? I am not his wife,” (…) “Clean the city. Do your job, don’t follow us. If he plays with us we will flog him” – Uhuru Kenyatta (Otieno, 2017).

Well, today the Jubilee Alliance Party leadership and the ruling regime with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto had a rally in Mtongwe Ferry Launch. There also Orange Democratic Movement leader and Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho. This was not accepted as they even had to attack him at the rally. This seem like the tactic from the Jubilee this go around. In Turkana County the Jubilee leaders personally attacked Josephat Nanok.

Now, they are trying to attack Honourable Governor Joho by all means was the key figure and the one they had prepared to make like fool. They even used his willingness to pop-by the rallies in his backyard. This is for now and has been his stronghold. This is the man who was elected with a grand majority in 2013 and the Jubilee wants to unsettle his position. That has been in the works for months as CS Joseph Nkaissery have tried to take his gun, bodyguards and detaining him because they could on the last go around.

Governor Joho has been in the spotlight in the same reasons as Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago in Kampala; he is an opposition leader in a big and important county. Lukwago is the elected leadership of Kampala; the same is Joho of Mombasa County. It seems like what the National Resistance Movement (NRM) does to Lukwago, the same is the Jubilee doing to Joho. It is like machoism without anything to win for the ruling regime.

That Kenyatta and Ruto need to show strength and leadership, that is natural as they want to be looked as saviours and statesmen. Still, the acts of Kenyatta in Turkana and now in Mombasa are differing for the vision or wished perception any civil leader wants. That Jubilee has the upper-hand before this election. However, these sort of attempts to benign them, instead they belittle themselves and their own achievements.

Kenyatta and Ruto, should be grown men who could show of their own achievements, Jubilee has nearly ended their first term. Therefore, they should have enough facts to not bend into fiction. Where the Jubilee government claims that none of the governors in the counties they are visiting is delivering. Still, the government themselves has grand corruption and big scandals in their years in office.

So it not like Jubilee government have delivered the policies or the service delivery they promised in office. Kenyatta and Ruto should have offered a token of goodwill to the governors in Turkana and in Mombasa; instead they act like big-men who stand above them. They are right now higher in the hierarchy, but still they should be able to cross political affiliation. That is something that is hard for the President and his Deputy. They are in the backyards of Nanok and Joho, but there they had to act with vile attempt glory. Instead of showing grace and being statesmen, that is too far and too much to wish for.

If they cannot show grace and some tact, what is to expect of the rest of months ahead, the Turkana and Mombasa rallies proves the reality of their visions of themselves. Where they are acting as they are above Joho and as previous rally above Nanok. Certainly this is not the impression the ruling regime wanted to give. Peace.

Reference:

GoK – ‘President raps Coast ODM governors as “all talk and no action” as he wraps tour’ (13.03.2017) link: http://www.president.go.ke/2017/03/13/president-raps-up-coast-odm-governors-as-all-talk-and-no-action-as-he-wraps-tour/

Otieno, Brian – ‘[AUDIO] Stop following me like I’m your wife, Uhuru tells Joho at Mtongwe ferry launch’ (13.03.2017) link: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/03/13/audio-stop-following-me-like-im-your-wife-uhuru-tells-joho-at-mtongwe_c1523952

Full version: Joho blocked from attending President’s event (Youtube-Clip)

By blocking Joho Uhuru only made him King – Manyora (Youtube-Clip)

My letter to CS Nkaissery is this you wish for your legacy to be ‘I created fear and caused havoc’?

Nkaissey 2016

Dear CS of Interior Joseph Kasine Ole Nkaissery of the Republic of Kenya!

I know you’re having a hard time as a Cabinet Secretary before the General Election of 2017. With the knowledge of the security detail you needed when the first rounds of Election Law Amendments we’re taken to the National Assembly during January 2017. Therefore it is not like you as a CS of Interior respects your advisories. That been proven with your crass words against the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), which is an opposition coalition to fight the ruling regime party, that just recently became the Jubilee Party; that we’re a former coalition as well. So he has alternative motives with this week’s actions and hours.

First he has to step up security before planned marches against election laws, because he loved the Tear-Gas Monday’s and Police Brutality Monday’s that we’re happening months ago. Just take a look!

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Police on Alert:

“More police officers have been deployed to Opposition strongholds amid intelligence reports that violence could erupt over the contentious amendments to the electoral laws. The Standard on Saturday established that police officers will be on the look out in Nyanza, Western, Coast, Eastern and parts of North Eastern where they will remain highly alert on possible protests” (…) “This follows the directive by Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, who has instructed regional police coordinators to be extra vigilant. Yesterday, Nyanza regional police coordinator Willy Lugusa confirmed that they were on high alert for any eventuality and ready to contain the situation should the protests begin” (Otieno, 2017).

When you want the Police to be vigilant, as the Police have acted with brutality and with tear-gas on protesters; they have detained and even killed protesters, even pedestrians. So now the Police has to be out on the streets and made ready, because legal protest has to be silenced. The only law is the law that Jubilee has created and their amendments to secure another term is more important that citizens of the republic. The citizens who might protest are allowed to be punching-matts and are okay to criminalize them for doing their civic duty. That show’s how little your mind of democracy is CS Nkaissery, you’re a sorry excuse for a politician. As your CV proves your military ways: “Nkaissery served in the Kenya Defence Forces in various capacities ; Commandant  Battalion,  Second in Command, Combat Instructor, GOC Western Deputy Commandant/Chief Instructor-brigade,  Commander Chief of Personnel ,Military Assistant to the Chief of General Staff, until he retired at the position of a Major General 1973 to 2002 when he joined politics” (Halipad, 2014). That Nkaissery is unforgiving and uses strong orders to people comes from all the years of hardships in the army and the loyal line of defence that is there. So he uses the same mentality in the Politics as he sees the CORD as enemies and not as advisories. Therefore he does go after Governor’s from CORD, instead of seeking to create peaceful climate between the coalitions!

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Removal of Security Team for Joho and Kingi:

“ODM leaders have asked Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery to reinstate the security detail of Governors Hassan Joho (Mombasa) and Amason Kingi (Kilifi) following their withdrawal on Friday” (…) “They had initially given Nkaissery a two-day ultimatum on the matter, but later said they would deliberate with the Cord NEC on the next course of action” (…) “Mvita MP Abdulawamad Nassir said among officers withdrawn were GSU and Administration Police” (…) “An official within Joho’s camp said among the withdrawn officers were four bodyguards who worked on a rotational basis, three uniformed officers who used to guard his home and at least two officers at his office” (Star Team, 2017).

Last time he tried to revoke the guns for Governor Hassan Joho, now he added Amason Kingi, because why not? You’re not Hassan Ali Joho best of friend, not that I expect that you like the ODM political leader. I am sure it hit your pride Honourable Mr. English Nkaissery that the coast governor won in court and we’re still allowed to carry his gun. So now you take it another step, because you can and orders to take away the Security Detail around these two governors. Both Joho and Kingi, like a spoiled brat your leave them behind, would you honourable Mr. English do this to any of your Jubilee Governors? I haven’t seen you’re acted against your own? But that do go against the military aspect of your mind, the chain of command and the loyalty of fellow comrades. That is why you take away the guns of the enemies while keeping it at bay for your own. Such a gentleman you are!

But as CS of Interior you need to spread more fear!

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Nkaissery on Social Media:

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has issued a stern warning to those using social media to perpetrate hatred in the country ahead of the next General Elections. Nkaissery was speaking after some Maa leaders declared him the Maasai leader after the death of the two reigning Maasai leaders in 2016. Nkaissery has further declared Maasailand a Jubilee zone” (WatsUpAfrica, 2017).

You’re trying to act as a gentleman, but you’re forcing out more police officers and security personnel in the strongholds of CORD, while also taking away security guards for opposition governors and at the same time threating fellow peers, because of how they are supposed to use the Social Media. Since the Jubilee like PR and the media to spread their message to the public and would like the CORD not to question their PR bonanza that usually occurs, like when they released their Party with red-cars and used State House as a bonafide venue for Party Work.

CS Nkaissery, if you’re thinking you’re a grand politician and respected one, you are perfectly wrong, I expect more violence under your signature and of your operations before the General Election. Nkaissery your will wild-out claim the CORD is wrong as the law are already signed and the Election Laws that are helpful to ushering in the Jubilee for the second time, let the ruling President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto continue to rule. The rulers are amending and securing their positions, while spreading fear in the opposition strongholds months before the polls.

You’re such a genius CS Nkaissery, first you are putting out more officers, than taking away security details and later saying that people should watch their words on Social Media. Can you not put more restrictions on walking across the road and where they are selling water? Since you are all controlling and wants to silence them, you would have detained the CORD leadership if you could wouldn’t you Honourable Nkaissery? It’s boiling in your blood and your acting as the totalitarian leader, not the democratic and respectable the Kenyans deserves.

Certainly the CS of Interior isn’t an easy job, but your CV and your history against the CORD show’s you have no intention of dialogue, you throw tear-gas and detain, even brutality against innocent pedestrians, at one point your police officers killed a pedestrian who we’re around a demonstration in Nairobi; a person who was going to the bank and your police officers beat the man so brutally, that he died on the Nairobi streets. That is in your name and under your leadership that a man of that stature died. You shall always in my mind be remembered for the violence created when the #IEBCDemos we’re happening.

CS Nkaissery, what was more disturbing was that you didn’t care to say sorry for the violence and the ones ending at the hospital, the bullets and the havoc you made to silence the opposition. Instead of talking and negotiations, you sent the Police in Anti-Riot gear and militarized road-blocks to stop their civic duty. If this happens this year as well and yet another pedestrian just dies in vain, that will be on your watch and on your tab. That persons family and friends, are your sorrow to keep. You CS Nkaissery have responsibility for all citizens, even the opposition’s safety, not just the ones with membership in the Jubilee Party.

So time to act as a leader and Cabinet Secretary for all Kenyans, not just the loyal soldier for Kenyatta and Ruto; you are bigger than that right? Time for you’re to take it easy and think of the repercussions of your actions. The indicated vicious and malice attempt to silence the opposition proves your fear of your own record. You could be noble, but you’re not, you could be a grand big-man, instead you’re spreading fear and creating havoc.

Is that he legacy you want Hon. CS. Joseph Ole Nkaissery?

Peace.

Reference:

Halipad, Fabien – ‘The Intresting CV of Joseph Kasaine Ole Nkaissery the Kenya’s New Cabinet Secretary’ (02.12.2014) link: http://uhondopap.blogspot.no/2014/12/the-intresting-cv-of-joseph-kasaine-ole.html

Otieno, Kepher – ‘More police deployed in CORD regions to stop possible electoral laws demos’ (07.01.2017) link: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000229036/more-police-in-cord-regions-to-stop-possible-electoral-laws-demos

Star Team – ‘ODM leaders ask Nkaissery to reinstate Joho, Kingi security detail’ (07.01.2017) link: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/01/07/odm-leaders-ask-nkaissery-to-reinstate-joho-kingi-security-detail_c1483693

WatsUpAfrica – ‘CS Nkaissery warns over misuse of social media to perpetrate hatred as elections approach’ (08.01.2017) link: http://watsupafrica.com/news/cs-nkaissery-warns-over-misuse-of-social-media-to-perpetrate-hatred-as-elections-approach/

Kenya: Governor Kidero & Prof. Swazuri plans for ‘Housing Estates’ at the land of Uhuru Secondary School

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