That Bob Collymore has no returned to Safaricom is a sign of the state of affairs, the man whose through 2016 got the dirty laundry in the streets for everyone to see. That Safaricom and Vodaphone takes him back. Shows that the company is so big, it doesn’t care about public perception or their ordeal of the last two years. As they can get scratch free from the dirt and thinks people forget. Collymore is a shady character and runs a dirty business. However, it is profitable, that is why the leadership above him keeps him. They want the easy money and wants to run the market of telecom’s in Kenya. That is what Safaricom does so well.
That Collymore was directly involved in the General Elections, that his misuse of the company within the Results Transmissions, that doesn’t matter now. That the Safaricom used their backbone to support the Jubilee, by canceling and stopping the M-Pesa Paybill to the National Super Alliance (NASA). Shows the lack of tolerance and their political stance. They did that with passion, while fixing and making sure the fraud of an election went through with their back-channels with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, also with Cambridge Analytica and whatever else that was needed to secure the results into the famous undisclosed server. Collymore did this and fixed that with IEBC, while stopping the cash-flow to NASA. A clear indication of his works. That was the year after the damaging internal report from KPMG.
The KPMG agreement showed how the Safaricom misused their place, their tenders and the procurement of installations of 4G, M-Pesa software and direct dealing with third-parties. This was done in a fashion where the leadership was eating of the top and putting the bills on the consumers. At a rate that was insane. That the 18th February 2016 KPMG Report should mean the end of a career for a leader and CEO like Collymore. But Vodaphone doesn’t give a rats ass. They don’t care as long as their profits are souring in Kenya. They are oblivious and nurturing their pockets, nothing else matters. Even if they are within the pockets of cartels, election-rigging and midst of public outrage. As long as the pockets are filled with shillings, they don’t mind. They can still be proud-cock and be chiefs.
That Safaricom paid of the local-media houses with ad-revenue, that they used their place to keep themselves on top. That doesn’t matter, because the results are blindly positive, even if everyone know knows that the company is run like the mafia. Controlling everything it can, not only selling Mobil-Data, Mobile-Money and Communications, but they are also a FinTech company that has the information on the public that other doesn’t. Who knows how they are using that and misusing that to gain even more profits. When Facebook does it? Why shouldn’t Safaricom too?
That Collymore should be gone, that is the reality, there should be someone who could muster trust and show that its a decent company, not a pillar of power in Kenyan Politics. Which it has become and where it muster all capabilities with the funds to slash stories in the media and also to be directly involved in Results Transmission during the General Elections. Therefore, the importance of the company is beyond communications between the citizens and their data. But also the perception of the trust between them.
Collymore is now the epitome of what is wrong with businesses in Kenya. He is the significant prospect of someone who misuses his position for monetary gain. Instead of being there for just simple services and leave the office in the night. He has directed the company in the midst of public space, making sure his stories are portrayed and cleaning the dirt of his hands. Even if it doesn’t go off, it won’t, not this way.
So Vodaphone, I have one important question:
Where the no-one else on planet earth that have the capabilities to run Safaricom?
Seemingly there should be, but your still behind the man that are really involved in shady deals for you. Taking the dirt and eating it, so that the stakeholders can eat the profits without any questionable
Today, the three fellow dignitaries that was in-charge of deporting Miguna Miguna back to Canada for the Second showed up to Court. Not that it really mattered, because it is farce and the saga continues. They act still with contempt and the show of illegitimacy of their activity, the answers of the CS Fred Matiangi, the Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa and IGP Joseph Boinnet in Court wasn’t that flattering. Is is more an insult of natural intelligence. That is why isn’t worth noticing and showing to the world.
The Miguna scandal that is drawn out of proportion, is because of how its handled, what the state has done and how they acted upon it. Nothing has handled with care or after procedure. It has been less protocol and more ignorance is bliss. But the aftermath shows the indifference, that wolves are circling around the sheep. The eagles are flying over their prey, they are all waiting for the moment to strike. To hunt and to get their reward.
You can wonder what these gentlemen are out of this, what is stripes and their value for money. What did they get out of deporting Miguna for the second time? What was the purpose of the exercise, other than making Kenya looking foolish abroad? They certainly succeeded in doing that. Kudos, Matiang’i, Boinnet and Kihalangwa. You did it and deserves a token of success. Maybe a fake DVD will be sufficient?
The Courtship today was just a facade of forged play, it is an insult to the judiciary, who had dozens of Court Orders to bring him to Court and get justice for Miguna. But the state, these gentlemen deported him, they detained him on unknown location, they took him hostage and sent him on a plane. They have done that twice. They even made parts of JKIA M.I.A and that is special. Like Miguna was magician who could suddenly create all sorts of troubles with a passport, a phone and his hat.
With all finesse and attitude, the Kenyan Government needs to grow a pair, need to structure itself right and get a reality check. The balances and the ignorant state of affairs cannot continue. The contempt and the ignorance of the Courts, is the reason, that the Jubilee and their top-dogs are acting with impunity. They are not caring, but showing-up after the man is deported again. He is again a ghost in courts.
You can wonder if Miguna is the grandest thief, the biggest cartel boss of Kenya, even if he smuggled all sugar and drugs out of Somalia to run for governor of Nairobi last year. Because, surely there must be more valid reasons, more concerns and more underneath, if the three gentlemen would do this charade, unless they are three stooges of Kenyatta and Ruto. Who are playing forged games by Cambridge Analytica and trying to figure the pulse of Kenyans. To see if they care about a citizen losing citizenship and being deported. FYI: they do. They feel insulted and so should you.
This is not fun and games, this a sad reality. It should have been otherwise, but it isn’t. The State doesn’t give a damn, they are violently and aggressively taking their own. They are sending them away. Not giving in.
Miguna didn’t deserve this, neither did anyone else get the state sanctioned violence during the campaigns, the post-election from the police or the government. But they did, because they don’t really matter. Not like the President do, who has a motorcade passing Mombasa Road yesterday with 38 cars. Not all of Kenyans are that wealthy, they are kidnapped and lose their citizenship, because of your rule.
The world knows this now and your loyal minions are serving that will, taking away everything from the people who doesn’t matter to you. It is evident. Miguna is one of them, first of many, who knows who else will be kidnapped and taken away, lose their rights and lose their place in the Republic. Who knows?
Only Kenyatta and Ruto does, because they orders this mess. Peace.
Shiish, after the last hustle with the deportation of Miguna Miguna and President Uhuru Kenyatta going on official duty abroad. While the state is showing indifference to the judiciary and the rule of law. That is the time, that the friend and beloved ambassador Robert Godec are leaving. He has worked closely and directly with the Jubilee Party, he has even been partisan during the elections of 2017. So, the aftermath and lack of trust to the Americans, are now there.
The new ambassador Kyle McCarter, former Illinois State Senator and now Ambassador in Nairobi. He will surely get into a job, that needs a lot of preparation and consideration. As the politics and interests of the Americans is on shady grown after the elections. Not like Godec left as a loved cousin of the Kenyans, his partisan affairs and legitimizing the affairs. Will be remembered as part of the squad called Envoy of Doom. More suicide squad, than friendly vigilantes.
While Godec thought he left the vacuum safe with the handshake between Kenyatta and Odinga, that they have made peace, but still Kenyatta is not showing any progress into the dialogue. Except for the public showdown of the sudden handshake and recognition of the paper. But, when seeing the treatment of Miguna, we now know it is meaningless peace of paper, because it doesn’t sanction any action. Miguna is now a victim of the elections and he has no rights in the eyes of the President. If he had, he would have entered Kenya during the last three days and wouldn’t have been deported.
This is the shady problems that McCarter has to deal with, this isn’t Zombie laws of Illinois or trying to get auto-industry back in shape in the state. This is dealing with bigger fish and volatile. The interesting thing is that the State Senator has been eyeing the post for months. He has wanted this one at least since October 2017. That meaning, he should have followed the politics and the troubles ahead. Not like Kenya is at a beautiful junction, even after the handshake. Since the opposition and ruling regime isn’t that friendly, neither the state respect of rule law.
In October 2017, McCarter said: “The folks in Washington are taking a look at this right now; I have expressed my interest in taking the job if its offered to me, and the background I have with the country of Kenya, and in business and in politics and in providing aid for children and orphans and widows, all qualifies me for the job,” McCarter said. “I would look forward to accepting it, but I have to wait for the process to work its way out. I don’t have any confirmation now.” (Joseph Bustos – ‘McCarter says he’s ‘all in’ to be ambassador to Kenya or seek another office’ 02.10.2017, Belleville News-Democrat).
You cannot expect that the Kenyans will miss Godec, except for the ones in the circles around Kenyatta. Since, he has acted in vain of democratic principals to secure a second term for Kenyatta. It has been vile and excessive attempts to undermine the opposition. That is what we can remember from Godec. He has talked institutions, but only when fitting Kenyatta, not respected it at other times. Now McCarter will step in.
I am not so giddy, because he will work under the same paradigm, a former politician who is a Trump supporter. We can wonder if he will do any good in Kenya. Good that he knows the country and has connections already. But Godec played the high cards and McCarter need to be careful. ‘
Mr. McCarter could a angel flying from the sky and promise all healing, but I don’t think that is the solution. That Kenyatta and Odinga need to figure things out, that Kenyatta has to act and show that he actually means it. That is if it is Godec or McCarter, they are just mere figureheads on the blackboard. They will not play that significant now.
ODM and Jubilee have to figure out how to make rule of law respected again. It has to start from the top, it has to start with the President and his deputy. Odinga has to be shown more than a security detail and foolery of public relations. That is all that has been given. If not Kenyatta has taken them for fools and tricked the whole thing. While the other NASA parties feels left behind in the handshake.
McCarter can make amends, but he has to act different than Godec. Godec has acted diminishing and also partisan in favors of Kenyatta. He didn’t give way for free and fair elections, when they did condemn the elections, it was too late and the results was already in print. McCarter has to show and prove. He is not just visiting a NGO school and a donor project, he will be living in it and trying to figure out the role of the US in Kenya.
I want to wish you good luck on your endeavors, newly appointed ambassador of Kenya Kyle McCarter, but don’t expect this to be a safari, eat some chapati and get pillau. This will be hardwork and its not like Godec is respected for what he did. So the American interference in the region, is not only seen as good, but demeaning. Time to pound on that for a moment. Peace.
Again, in just as much of a hustle after 3 days of hectic madness, more court orders and more drama at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The sad story of Miguna Miguna continues. This happen as tonight, he was deported, sedated and put in a seat on the Emirates Flight EK722. He himself returned on the 26th March and was now put on another plane.
Last time he was deported on the 7th February 2018, days after the swearing-in of Raila Odinga at Uhuru Park on the 30th January 2018. The only one who really have been a direct victim of the political stance and his motivation in politics. Even Odinga has gotten away easy in this past, but Miguna continues to be harassed. The country of birth and the place where he was allowed to run as a governor candidate for the capital, Nairobi in 2017. Has now deported him twice in a year or correctly, twice in two months.
While he has been sealed off at JKIA, he has been manhandled and even been detained on the toilet. That is how the state has taken care of its citizen. While they have taken away his citizenship, they have taken away his passport and also ambushed his home in February. They at that time took him to undisclosed locations, while the state didn’t want to follow Court Orders. Just like it happen now, as the state re-instated Miguna and opened for him to re-enter Kenya. They still deported him again.
Earlier today, this is what Miguna was able to write on the toilet on JKIA: “As I write this note inside a tiny toilet at JKIA’s terminal 2, I have not eaten. I have not taken a shower. I have not been given access to my lawyers, family members and physicians. The Canadian High Commission sent a consular officer to see me this morning and to bring for me a telephone power bank and breakfast. She was denied clearance and told to return at 2:30pm, a time I was scheduled to be in court as Justice Odunga had directed. However, when the consular officer arrived at 2:30pm as directed, she was once again denied clearance and turned back. No reasons were given for the refusal to allow me consular access as stipulated under international law and conventions” (Dr. Miguna Miguna, 28.03.2018).
So the state has no intention of respecting the rights of one of their own. Miguna is a Kenyan Citizen, who has been banished from his birth country. This has happen as both lawyers, fellow politicians or anyone able to meet him while he was detained at the airport. The state sealed off the airport, like he was the biggest terror threat since Osama Bin Laden. That is how it seemed, while the police and soldiers also assaulted journalists and the media trying to cover the matter.
What is striking to me is that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) cleared the man for running for governor as late as after May 2017 and made him a candidate for people to vote for in the race. Therefore, they wouldn’t let a random street-cat from Juba run, there are certain demands and set of standards to let anyone run, even academic standards to follow. That is why, the whole revoking of citizenship is utter bullshit. Pardon my french, but it is.
It is not fun, it not is cool. That Moses Kuria are mocking the thing, but as Miguna is the victim now, who knows who is next. The Jubilee leadership is still not respecting the judiciary, the state is despotic and acting with impunity. That while Kenyatta is wearing military fatigue and proud-cock around new police officers. That is fitted as his own security personnel are kicking out an opposition political leader. Clearly, Kenyatta and Ruto doesn’t care. They are just eating of loans and thieving. Hoping no one will disturb their feast.
3 days of utter madness, three days of sorrow for the lack of respect of their own citizen. That is what has happen. The state has shown no respect to the rule of law, neither respect for the media and than they have again deported the man. Who just returned to his homeland.
This is disrespectful and also insulting to all intelligence. If Kenyatta and Ruto, think this is wise. The whole state of Kenya deserves to be mocked, condemned and also lose hope in their talks with NASA. Since it is not sincere. They are just shaking hands, but using force, and gently saying “fuck you”. When they can. Kenyatta are just taking action of aggression against Miguna.
This will be remembered. This will remembered, a real stain on Kenyatta presidency, since he cannot man-up and bring back his citizen, Miguna. Who had a National ID made by the Department of Immigration in 2012 and was running for governor in 2017, though kicked out now twice. That says it all about the state.
Kenyatta should show some sense, but he just has screwed-up worldview of Cambridge Analytica, so common sense cannot be there. Peace.
This sort of manhandling yesterday at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is showing how failed the state is, that the Kenyan Authorities does this to punish their own citizens. This isn’t funny, this isn’t something noble, this is utterly disrespectful. Even if you disagree with every word, Miguna Miguna has ever said. You wouldn’t wish this happening upon yourself. However, at this state of affairs. It might happen. Nobody is untouchable, and even with Orengo and Odinga at the JKIA, it didn’t solve anything. The Security Officials could toss Miguna around as if he was a bad bag of rotten rice.
This is the sorry state, the abolishment of Court Orders, the injustice and revoking of citizenship, which Miguna was born into. He is the victim of the swearing-in, while Odinga himself has had a golden handshake. Which has given legitimacy to Kenyatta and Ruto, but has not solved the political vacuum created by the Presidential Elections in 2017. They are just lingering and hurting, that is why they acted so swiftly at JKIA yesterday.
This isn’t beautiful, this is a farce, and a fracas, where the state has forgotten its principals. They are sending police officers to attack journalists who covers the return of their citizen; they are using the red berets to escort Miguna around. Really, nothing left to chance and proof that there double standards walking around.
With everything circling around, with the harassment, the deportation of Miguna in February, the hustle yesterday and the saga lingers on. The details is important, but the main fact of matter is, this is a Kenyan citizen, whose main thing was standing up against oppression and brutal regime, that has made him an outlaw for his political stance. That is what is insane; they are more active on his person, than on the actual terrorists and the ones skirmishing across the border. They are more left astray and in the blinds.
That the Department of Immigration says that Miguna today is not a Kenyan is rare moment of utter brilliance. Because if it was so, how come Miguna could be cleared to run as candidate for governor for Nairobi in the 2017 elections, if he wasn’t a citizen?
That is the juggernaut and the vindictive play of affairs, that the Department of Immigration, the Department of Justice or the Ministry of Interior cannot run away from. Since, they all accepted his candidacy and let him, while it was fun and games last year. But now they are playing defence and want him to submit files.
We are seeing a state that can muffle, silence and oppress its own, this time its Miguna, next time might be your brother or your sister. Not because I wish pain, but because, its either or. We cannot just await and think the judgment never happens to us. Because that is not true. Sooner or later, it hit us.
Right now, the one toyed around with and mocked is Miguna. He is insulted and violently addressed at JKIA. Like a foreign criminal entering Kenyan soil. Instead of being a citizen returning home. This shows how the Jubilee will intervene and attack its own. They are not spearing the efforts to undermine him. If they think this is smart, their game is undressed.
The Captain of the ship is steering into safe harbour, but creating a storm in a glass of water. Like that is something to be proud off! Congratulation, but thank you for the fish.
This saga is just sad, because is just show the state of viciousness and contempt for the rule of law. The lack of respect for citizenship and the state own treatment of its own. This isn’t a random foreigner caught with drugs or unlicensed guns at JKIA. It is just a returning citizen to his homeland. Nothing else, which is what, is so striking about it all. Peace.