The whole of yesterday, State House operatives were locked away in frantic meetings even as the cabinet meeting to discuss a decision on Kimunya was canceled indefinitely. In the midst of all this, this blogger received some shocking new information.
It has been reported in the local media that the president was furious because the recommendations of the committee appointed by the Prime Minister “were leaked” to the press. What most people do not know is that of the greatest concern to the duly elected president was the fact that the name of the head of the NSIS (National Security Intelligence Services) Col. Michael Gichangi had been mentioned.
So how was Gichangi involved in the Grand Regency “sale” scandal? Impeccable sources indicate that he is “very deeply involved indeed.” For example on the fateful Monday that the sale was signed off at the lands office, I can confirm that Michael Gichangi drove to Ardhi house to apply pressure on the commissioner of lands to sign the transfer documents.
Before Gichangi’s intervention, Amos Kimunya and Francis Muthaura had made numerous frantic calls to the commissioner of lands to apply pressure for the needful to be done. They were not successful even when they invoked the president’s name declaring that the president had a personal interest in the matter.
That was when Kimunya sought Gichangi’s intervention. Apparently the head of the NSIS knew how critical it was that the hotel be transferred quickly and quietly to the Libyans who had been pressurizing the president for months to “honour his side of the deal.” (see our exclusive story published in May for all the details).
The lands commissioner had no option but to finally sign the papers in the presence of Gichangi. Efforts were made to ensure that Lands minister James Orengo did not get wind of what was going on until the deal had been done.
In past issues of my raw notes I have detailed Gichangi’s crucial role in the stealing of the elections last year. However the NSIS head has managed to maintain a very low profile since then, until now when the raging Grand Regency hotel storm has brought him into the limelight in a way that compromises his prime duty to look after national security.
It is rather predictable that the numerous NSIS hounds pretending to be ordinary folk who surf the web the whole day leaving monotonous repetitive comments in this explosive blog will try and pour cold water on this exclusive story, just as they did on our first Grand Regency exclusive in May. My assurance to readers seeking the truth is that this story is based on water-tight facts obtained from impeccable sources some of whom helped us break the initial story.
Email message that Kumekucha received recently.