The smaller incident was that Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka’s motorcade was leaving his Karen residence in the morning when they came across an accident involving a Mr Joshua Kulei. Remember the former-prison-warden-turned-billionaire? The semi-illiterate guy who made bags and bags of cash, mainly looted from public coffers as former President Moi’s personal assistant? The VP’s people assisted Kulei. Apparently there were no serious injuries.
If Kulei is still not in jail it proves that nothing has changed despite all the hot air witnessed these days. The guy is still in the country enjoying his ill-gotten wealth. Yet another shining example of selective justice, Kenyan-style.
The bigger event was that Finance Minister Amos Kimunya announced that the Grand Regency has already been sold to some Libyans for about Kshs 2.9 billion. (Chris published the inside story here almost 2 months ago. Read it HERE. You will cry tears.) Now the virtually toothless parliamentary select committee has threatened action. That is really funny. What action can they seriously take?
Kimunya and company are very smart. Together with the likes of Martha Karua, (and another lawyer called Gichira Kibara) they went through the Kenyan electoral law last December and quickly identified all the loopholes. The most gaping one is that to be declared president of
These people do not make mistakes (legally at least). When it comes to politics, that is a whole different story which I have no intention of discussing now. So the Grand Regency Hotel has been sold for at least half its’ market value BUT Muta-do? There is absolutely nothing anybody can do about it. I will use Robert Mugabe’s words to the world the other day; “they can shout as much as they want…”
The comedy in the whole Grand Regency saga was the clip local TV stations have been playing showing Kimunya denying that there was any plan to secretly sell the prestigious hotel turned public property.
Here is what the guy Chris calls a blind side winger said;
“Somebody heard it in a bar, others got it from some rumour mill (I am certain in his mind he was thinking about this exclusive Kumekucha story) and now they are talking about it with such authority as if they know what is going on.”
Very funny. Now it is clear that the “bar stories” and the “rumour mills” were 100 per cent accurate and the Finance Minister was telling lies on national TV. Muta-do?
P.S. This is precisely why ODM were dreaming when they gunned for the Finance portfolio during the Kofi Anan talks. This Grand Regency deal like the Safaricom one before it would have been impossible to pull off without Kimunya at the Treasury.
P.S. 2 Something we were discussing with Chris on the phone which I want to pass on for you to mull over this weekend. Why are some people so determined to discredit this blog and Chris’ explosive raw notes? And yet time and again the information published in both is proving to be 101% accurate. What would be the real motive?99 brilliant Online moneymaking ideas anybody can implement part-time/fulltime