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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Have You Ever Been A Casualty Of Corruption?

I will never forget that hot sunny day some years back, somewhere in Tharaka Nthi (Meru). I was standing there in the hot sun in one of my warmer suits with tears rather than sweat trickling down my cheeks as I squeezed a Kenya shillings one thousand note into the worn hands of a mother who had cried most of the way from Nairobi.

Mutula "Reforms" Kilonzo: Would you trust a lion to guard your sheep?

A few minutes earlier the tiny coffin that carried the remains of her 9 year old daughter had been lowered from the carriage of our minibus. We were going to bury a friend’s wife and had offered her a free lift in our minibus all the way from Nairobi to Meru.

Her daughter died because of corruption. There was no medicine at Kenyatta National Hospital to save her life because corruption made sure of that and her parents had no money to buy it elsewhere. She told me her daughter’s last words to her which will forever ring in my mind. She had said; “Don’t cry mama, I am going to heaven.”

To many Kenyans corruption is a joke. Something that is not too serious, after all Kenya has more serious problems like road accidents and violent crime. Right? Wrong!! The truth is that it is the ordinary folks (e.g. the Mathareans) who feel the full impact of corruption. While Westgateans enjoy the fruits of it.

A day after being appointed the new Justice Minister, Mutula Kilonzo had the nerve to say that in his many years of practicing the law, he is not aware of any clique out to derail reforms in Kenya. For those who know Mr Kilonzo that statement is hardly surprising. It is easier for a hungry Tana River crocodile to ignore a baby bathing on the banks of the river than it is for Mr Kilonzo to bring reforms.

Many Kenyans are not aware for instance of how rotten the judiciary system in Kenya is. An advocate who recently returned to the country and had to go and file her papers in the high court has been frustrated for the last 2 days because her conscience does not allow her to pay a paltry Kshs 500/- to facilitate the process. Just walk into any legal firm and ask them what "facilitation fees" are.

That is how stinking rotten our dear Kenya is.

Many times when I lose focus in this blog my mind goes back to Tharaka Nthi and to that hot Saturday afternoon and to that young girl who died because of corruption. What would she have been today? A lawyer, a doctor saving lives in some remote hospital? Or maybe some happy Kenyan housewife bringing up the next Barack Obama. Or maybe some cocky blogger posting excellent articles here. We will never know.

My post today is dedicated to her memory and to the memory of all those “insignificant” unknown Kenyans who have been casualties of corruption

You are dead right Mr Kilonzo, there is nobody fighting reforms. Excuse me folks, I need to throw up!!!

101 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vintage Kumekucha. The reason why this blog is read from Moscow to El Wak to Washington and New York

coldtusker said...

A lion has pride while mutula is nothing better than an opportunistic bastard worse than swine flu.

mutula did the Saul to Paul thing after kanu tanked in 2002.

Anonymous said...

Why are you waisting your time attacking Mutula when Raila is the real problem?

Shiko-Msa said...

KK don't throw up yet. At least not coz of Mutula who always seems to say the wrong things. I guess he just cant help it.

Anonymous said...

We all know Mutula as a product of Kanu & ODM. Remmeber how he used to bash kibs referendum days?

Anonymous said...

Most of you kumekuchan's are benefactors of corruption, educated on corruption money and taken abroad on the same money. I dont know about you Chris, but that girl died because of many of you, yes you. Shame on you for trying to be nice here. Those who did not benefit from corruption are rotting in the village, thanks to your kind. Kenya is a cursed country and you are all cursed because God judges a nation not a person.

Chris said...

@ Shiko-Msa

Thanx.

Lakini umepotea kama the American economy. Wat happened or wat did not happen?

LOL

-Kumekucha-

Anonymous said...

Mutula'a sins are lesser than raila's. Atleast KRA caught up with him and he is paying for his unpaid taxes. On the other side , ROA is busy eating up molasses as his son chews all the maize. Who will stop Raila?

Anonymous said...

Raila the reformer: He staged a bloody coup in 1992 and many innocent Kenyans were killed and maimed and property was lost.

In 2007, both Raila and Kibaki stole votes but Raila felt so aggrieved and he ordered the slaughter of dozens of innocent Kenyans. The result was that 1, 500 Kenyans died, thousands were left IDPs and the country is still bleeding.

Raila's best political game has been to break up political parties and then ditch them. He wrecked FORD K and then went on to form NDP, which he finally sold to Kanu. He was rewarded with the Kisumu Mollasses Plant by Moi. He used the mollasses plant to steal money from his poor Luos. Wasnt that graft? Mollasses plant was public property but dished to Raila by Moi.

Raila and his family was recently involved in the maize scandal. Chris ignored the scandal as if it did not exist.

All politicians - Mutula, Raila, Kibaki etc etc - are same hyenas and you cant isolate one for redicule while they are all rotten.

The Grand Coalition Govt has no single reformer or anyone who is clean. All of them are thieves, killers and blood-suckers. Pitty some Kenyans lay so much faith on these idiots just because they are from their tribes.

Anonymous said...

The Government of Kenya from theif -in-chief Emilio Mwai "Kimbeki" ,to Raila "Zuma" Amollo Odinga ,are all rotten to the core!! there is no-ones that is clean,what we need is a peoples revoultion, we get rid of the entire government, line these guys in Uhuru park for a public firing squad!!period. nothing else will save Kenya.
"KILL EM ALL AND LET GOD SORT EM OUT !!"

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed with bloggers who don't know how to keep within the topic. The topic here is about Mutula, not Raila. Let us talk about Raila in the next topic, but for now let us give our views on the suitability of Mutula as the Minister who will bring reforms and a new constitution in Kenya in the next one year.

My take is that Mutula fits in well with the description the late Bishop Okullu said of one Aringo, "Court poet and master of platitudes." Mutla cannot be a reformer. He would have reformed Moi when he was his lawyer. Instead he ate the fat of the land even as Moi misruled and dictated Kenya. Ever since he became an MP, Mutula does not come across as a servant of the people. He is more of a Lord over the people. He neither knows nor understands what Wanjiku needs. He prides in talking in front of cameras arrogantly and with an I-know-it-all bravado. He has this aura about him that if he was a lawyer of the president, then he is as good as a president (even the president's driver or cook feels the same).

My take is that Mutula should sit with Karua and get a dossier on how the ministry runs, the obstacles she faced and the corruption cartels that made her work difficult. Let him not think he will do any better than Karua. Very soon we shall see him crying wolf and blaming everybody for non-performance except himself. He was heard boasting that he will never resign. Watch this space!!!

Barcadi Breezer said...

Why do Kenyans hate each other so much? Often, I would stop by here and all I can read is Kikuyu this Kikuyu that, Luo is, Luo that. Do you mean this thing (ethnic hatred) is that bad in Kenya?

Do you people seriously think this is OK?

Kumekucha, why do you use this blog to promote peace and harmony?

One Wife Man said...

Chris aka Kumekucha,
remind me later i can give you something for that nausea

Its funny how the assumption is that people who live in mathare are the victims of corruption and people who shop in westgate are the corruptors

Of course Mutula is not aware of anyone fighting reforms-the same way Dr.Kibaki was not aware why the media spread lies about his having 2 wives. he was in a foul mood that day was he not?

in Kenya our judiciary is special....it has eyes its not blind it can SEE!it is selective like a cat-that's why to some people justice is delayed and to others it is altogether denied!


this is why the system is rotten and decayed but then again rot never starts from the tail or does it?

Anonymous said...

My parents were both victims of corruption and it pains me to see kibaki appointing the devils advocate to be in charge of the reform agenda.Kibakis clear message is that 'THERE SHALL BE NO REFORMS".If R did not approve of this appointment like was raised on yesterdays nation why cant he say something?

Philip said...

I have also lost focus....

I normally use the 'principles' of bible to bring forth my arguements. One is that there is no bigger sin and the other one is from Jesus statement/question of, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her."

Luckily since 2002, when I bribed policemen around 1 a.m when they tried to wrongfully arrest a lady friend, I have never engaged in any form of corruption.

I will always insist that our politicians antics are just the mirror of the Kenyan society in general. However there are still people with good behaviour who I feel are the ones who can bring the real change to Kenya. These are the people, irregardless of our own behaviour, which may be contrary to theirs, we should support.

A corrupt policeman should not point a finger at our politician, because most likely, if given a chance, she/he may be as worse as that politician.

A corrupt lawyer should not point a finger at our politician, because most likely, if given a chance, she/he may be as worse as that politician.

A corrupt 'makanga' should not point a finger at our politician, because most likely, if given a chance, she/he may be as worse as that politician.

This is the reason as Kenyan people we should grow up and make a wise decision instead of replacing a hyena with a leopard to guard our sheeps and goats.

Yes I've also lost focus but am I saying the truth?

Ati 'young turks' are better, BULLSHIT! Who among us will tell us that we had student leaders during our years in college who were corrupt-free?

Ati 'Moi should come back' BULLSHIT! Who among us does not know that there was a time in Kenya where economic growth was -ve 3% and Mwiraria was told to say 1.3% if I'm accurate.

We know our politicians are corrupt because they steal more than us and the media reports it and the media focus is more on them than us, but we will all be surprised when we realize how corrupt some of our neighbours are, who whine oftenly about our politicians.

I'm just dissapointed by what I'm seeing around - corruption everywhere, we are now competing with Nigeria.

Can someone tell me someone with a good history who we can support in year 2012?

Aaaarrrggghhh why should I even ask when this blog is all about whining and pointing fingers. Can we change and start looking for a solution to all our problems?

Billy Mutai said...

Unless the grand coalition gov't is dissolved and immediate election done, no reforms will ever see light of the day, hata wakimweka another useless M.Kionzo

Anonymous said...

We need a revolution !! in order to have peace ,you have to prepare for war!!

Anonymous said...

WHY EVEN BOTHER LAMENTING WHEN MUTULA'S BOSS KIBAKI IS A CORRUPT THUG AND THIEVE??
KENYANS WHY NOT CONCENTRATE IN MAKING SURE THE NEW CONSTITUTION IS IN PLACE EARLY... THEN WE WON'T HAVE TO HAVE SUCH CROOKS IN SENSITIVE OFFICES OF THE LAND..


courtesy Mars group Kenya

Looting the Budget – Ksh 9.6 Billion Missing, and the fraudulent unjustifiable
approval of an amount of kshs 26.7Billion from the Supplementary estimates of
Recurrent Expenditure of the Government of Kenya for the year 2008/2009

This afternoon Gitobu Imanyara, MP, will request for a statement from the
Minister of Finance regarding glaring discrepancies in the documents presented
to Parliament for approval of the Supplementary Budget last week.

Mars Group Analysis of the Supplementary Budget and comparison of figures
within the Approved National Budget show systematic differences which caused
Parliament to vote additional funds to the Government when additional funds were
not necessary as Parliament had approved the expenditure in June last year.

There are over 200 such budget line items involved across 35 Ministries and the
total figure in dispute is just over Ksh 9.6 billion which was removed from the
Approved Estimates for unknown reasons.

The following budget line items have
discrepancies which require explanation:

- Personal Allowance paid as Part of Salary
- Training Expenses
- Hospitality Supplies and Services
- Domestic Travel and Subsistence and Other Transport Costs
- Office and General Supplies and Services
- Research, Feasibility Studies, Project Preparation and Design, Project
Supervision
- Purchase of Office Furniture
- Routine Maintenance
- Printing, Advertising and Information Supplies and Services
- Communication, Supplies and Services
- Utilities Supplies & Services
- Office and General Supplies and Services
- Fuel Oil and Lubricants

The effect is an unexplained loss of kshs 36,347,880,495 being the discrepancy
and actual loss of kshs 9.6 Billion plus the fraudulent unjustifiable request
and approval of an amount of kshs 26,670,690,984 on 200 fraud budget line items.
An amount larger than the entire Supplementary Budget.

The business of tax money is serious. The report made to Parliament through the
supplementary estimates is inaccurate. It is criminal to mislead Parliament that
the figures in the supplementary budget are the same as the approved estimates.

Who is responsible? Who at treasury authored the Supplementary Budget? Was the
Minister of Finance Uhuru Kenyatta aware that he tabled falsified documents for
the approval of Parliament? Parliament passed the budget in one afternoon
without scrutiny. Can Kenyans claim to have representation in Parliament?

It is our view that looting the Budget, our tax money by the Executive aided by
the National Assembly demonstrates that impunity in Kenya is now dictatorial and
at an all time high. The Kenyan Citizen will have to ultimately seek
accountability from Parliament and the Executive to end corruption and impunity,
if Kenya is to survive the problems it has so as to deal with Agenda 4 of the
National Accord.


Click here for 20 examples of the fraud and the full text of the request for a
statement from the deputy prime minister and minister of finance arising out of
the supplementary estimates approved by this house last week by Hon. Gitobu
Imanyara MP http://blog.marsgroupkenya.org/?p=756

Anonymous said...

It is exactly 30 years ago that Mutula Kilonzo became Moi’s personal lawyer and family friend. At the advice of Baba Moi, the lawyer shaved his goatee and has since maintained a smooth chin to date just as Baba Taifa alisema.

Baba also advised him not to drink alcohol and so he did make sure Mzee didn’t see or hear any report that he imbibed any liquor-like beverage.

Mutula Kilonzo epitomizes the phenomenon of loyalty. He is fiercely loyal to the status quo that he has himself immensely benefitted from, and there can be no better defender for the good ol’ rotten system than Mutula.

We the people are ready for battle because we must reform Kenya if we are to retain it as a peaceful piece of territory.

Mutula oversaw all of Moi’s vast land acquisitions across the country during the latter’s tenure as President, besides covering up other legal conundrum the President went through. The Kroll report chronicles the good handiwork of Mutula Kilonzo in enabling the Moi family empire to amass from Kenyans, a Sh 500 billion plus fortune.

In between agenda 4’s land reforms and Mutula Kilonzo for instance lies Mutula’s own gifted piece – one of the biggest individual land holdings in Rift Valley – his huge farm at Rongai, neighbouring Moi’s. His holdings in the Coast, Nairobi and Ukambani are equally amazing.

In a report I previously posted here in JUKWAA, Mutula declares that (direct quote): “The late president [Mzee Jomo] Kenyatta is the only person who understood the value of land,” he says. It’s no wonder Mutula’s hero Kenyatta holds that much land in Kenya. Will Mutula now facilitate reforms that would challenge that very ownership of land? Your guess is as good as mine.

Of course as regards the Mau Forest crisis - there should be little doubt as to who shepherded the allocation, transfer and registration of forest land to all those Moi allies, starting with Moi’s own son Gideon Moi and nephew Hosea Kiplagat.

It was Hosea Kiplagat who in fact first introduced Mutula Kilonzo to Daniel Arap Moi in 1977 through guess what – another land deal.

Hosea Kiplagat has vowed he will not vacate Mau Forest because he got the land legally (Mutula can attest to this) and that he farms tea in that forest land (yaani it is not idle). Let’s see the kind of spanner Mutula will throw in the Mau Forest works he created with Moi.

The Mau issue goes beyond the 4,000 peasants holding title deeds. The real big grabbers of Mau forest are the Gideon Mois, Isaac Rutos, and Hosea Kiplagats who are now hiding behind the peasants.

The task force already insinuated that the peasants will be resettled- I don’t know about the Hoseas. Maybe Mutula Kilonzo is now in a better position to throw more spanners into this on behalf of the Mois and Hosea Kiplagats.

Let’s also see how Mutula handles the formation of the STK tribunal which his own cousin (real cousin) Justice Phillip Waki proposed – a tribunal which seeks to stand his political allies Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, behind the docket. It will be quite interesting.



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Kilonzo's main claim to fame is that he was Mois lawyer for 24 years and won many cases for him. If you ask Ugandans they will tell you that Idi Amin's lawyer or even Museveni's actually "win" a lot of cases. That is a very easy and cheap career option for a lawyer. The state thugs and compromised judges will always win the cases for you.

Kilonzo has never been involved in any significant constitutional legal battle. At least legal prostitutes and opportunists like Gibson Kamau Kuria have legitimate claim as having been at the centre of major constitutional battles in the country.

But you are right that dealing with people like Mutula about issues like the TJRC where he has to defend the status quo is going to be a nightmare but Kenyans are going to take that out of his hands. Already the KNCHR are recruiting the TJRC commissioners and their short list was great. Remember when we proposed that move to let the KNCHR recruit the TJRC commissioners, somebody listened.

Also the PSC with all its problems have opted to use some form of semi transparent recruitment for the IIEC and the Boundaries Review Commission. That suggestion too originated from you folks. So the battle is on.

But where Kilonzo will be a pain in the but are the institutional reforms. These guys do not even understand what police reforms. They are going to talk about new uniforms for the cops, better pay. whether to merge the A.Ps with regular police etc. Those are irrelevant things.

According to the Waki recommendations the issues are police involvement in PEV and police failure to protect citizens. In other words we need a full audit of all police actions and inactions in the pre and post election violence in order to know how to correct the problems. We need to know what went on and who was accountable.

Secondly we need to address the issue of the OP and the Provincial Administration using and misusing the police to break the laws of the land and to use them for political objectives. That is the root of police violence during political conflicts.

Third we need to address the issue of civilian oversight when police kill people. The police have proved they cannot investigate themselves. We need structures where every time police kill citizens an investigation not in the hands of the police kicks in. It works very well here in Canada and in the city where I live, Toronto, where we have Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which automatically investigates every single incident where police us deadly force.

If the police use of deadly force is established to have been justified according to the police code of conduct the matter ends there. Otherwise criminal charges or other remedies can be sought. It works perfectly and the result is that it is a deterrent against careless and criminal abuse of police power. That is what we need.

I do not think such concepts and insights in human justice and lawful society are in the mindset and political DNA of the likes of Kilonzo. So there we are going to have a war with him.

When Kilonzo talks about reforms in the judiciary, I just laugh loud. I don't even think he knows what that means. Personally I don't think the Kenyan judiciary can be reformed without reforming the politics of the country. That is not possible. So I pay no attention it. Let them mess it up as much as they want it will be cleaned later.


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Reformer...Mutula Kilonzo is not! has never been and will likely never be.

My real reservations on the guy reforming anything are based on Mutula's own record and history with yesteryear and current power wielders. You know it very well. His loyalty is to the boss, not to the nation. He will preted that having been briefly in Orange, he is now a reformer. He is not, he is just a skillful sycophant who knows how to get his bread buttered.

Some folks know how to crawl up and win loyalty of power wielders of the day - it's an art my friend. Sycophantic skills are horned and nurtured by folks like Mutula. These are professional kissers...before you know it - they are whispering right inside the tympanum of the big man.

Think for a moment about the TJRC Commission soon to be established. This will be a very important ingredient supposed to create national harmony and reconcile our dirty past to nurture closure and peace.

As the new Minister for Justice - Mutula may have a fairly big and vetting hand in its formation (not that I agree with that wrong premise itself).

Can you imagine Moi's lawyer Mutula Kilonzo in-charge of (supervising) the formation of a credible and effective TJRC to look into the Moi era transgressions? Will it likely be a genuine and credible team Mutula will unveil? These are the kinds of things I am talking about. Will he even allow the necessary climate to expose Moi's dirt, repression, and tendencies for torture for instance? Isn't Mutula already a spanner in the works of bringing lasting justice?

Then think about the Kroll report. If the Justice Ministry is responsible for facilitating restitution of looted funds - such as the Sh 500 billion Moi robbed from us. Are you trying to tell me Mutula Kilonzo who literally helped Moi transact the capital flight in the first place will be party to undoing what he did?

Mutula is there to serve the interests of a few, but not you (Kamale) and me and Kenya. In executing that job - he will automatically deny Kenyans justice. There will be no truth telling of the Moi transgressions, there will be no restitution of kroll detailed loot, and there will be no justice and reconciliation. It is as simple as that - no need to twist anything.

Any agenda in that Ministry - whether reforming a rotten judiciary that robs Kenyans of timely justice; whether constitution reforms to bring equitable sharing of resources; police reforms to ensure real security of Kenyans;...etc Mutula will not facilitate them. He is doing someone else's bidding.

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Anonymous said...

KENYANS ON ALL THE ONLINE QUESTIONERS -ON DAILY NATION, STANDARD NEWSPAPER, CITIZEN ONLINE, KENYA TIMES

MAJORITY THAT IS 90% OF KENYANS HAVE DEMANDED NEW ELECTIONS AND HAVE SAID THEY HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN THE COALITION GOVERNMENT THE WAY KIBAKI IS HANDLING HIMSELF ....

WEAK SENILE FOOL

SO WE BETTER MUCH THE STREETS AND REMOVE THIS USELESS COALITION AND GO BACK TO THE DRAWING TABLE OR ELSE
MORE INNOCENT KENYANS WILL BE EXECUTED IN THE NAME OF HUNTING FOR MUNGIKI'S

FRIEND WILL TURN IN ENEMIES, RELATIVES WILL TURN IN EACH OTHER IN CENTRAL( MONEY SPEAKS THERE) ASK SOME OF MY RELATIVES.. SOME WHERE TURNED IN BEING CALLED MUNGIKI'S WHEN THEY ARE NOT

CENTRAL PROVINCE HAS BECOME A VICIOUS JUDAS PLACE- NEIGHBORS SNITCHING AT NEIGHBORS AND WITHOUT EVEN PROOF POLICE COME IN AND DO THE SLAUGHTER THE PEOPLE REPORTED.

MY FELLOW KIKUYU'S IS THIS RIGHT?? ARE YOU AGREEING WITH WHAT KIBAKI IS DOING TO OUR YOUTH. WHAT IF IT IS YOUR INNOCENT RELATIVE OR CHILD??
ARE YOU GOING TO SAY KIBAKI IS RIGHT TO TAKE THEIR LIFE'S


MY TRIBESMEN IT WILL SOON BOIL DOWN TO KIBAKI OR YOUR SON AND DAUGHTER OR RELATIVES WHO'S LIFE IS MORE WORTH SAVING AND I WILL BE VERY FRANK AND HONEST ON HERE - MY FAMILY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN KIBAKI EVEN IF THEY ARE POOR AND I WOULD FIGHT KIBAKI TOOTH AND NAIL.
TIT FOR TAT- HE EXECUTES MINE THEN HIS GETS THE SAME TREATMENT AND THE SECURITY AROUND MANA LUCY AND HER CHILDREN WOULD NOT STOP US! be knowing - my tribesman Kibaki and his goons are playing with fire in central province.

Anonymous said...

Another Jaluo ujinga!


http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/594598/-/u671dt/-/index.html

Sayra said...

Yah i have been a casualty of corruption two times ... it hurts like hell and those are the two instances i regretted why i didn't take a gun i had been offered.

For any vice to thrive there has to be two parties playing ball. There is the one who asks and the one who gives ... or the one who gives and the one who accepts. Its a two way thing.

We need more people who will refuse to give or accept bribes even when u have been pushed to the edge. And a willingness to conduct our day to day businesses in a clean straight forward way.

Anonymous said...

Heavens, we've all been branded as killers of children. Sometimes I wished I had access to some of you demented individuals as I'd spank the living daylights out of you.

Anonymous said...

its too late to worry about the elections of 2012, Maya states that the end is neigh that very year, all the planets will collide and we will all be fried

Mama said...

We seriously need reforms in that judiciary!

Every institution capable of dealing with this vice, is blind to the corruption in the judiciary. Ama is KACC going to pretend it is not aware of what goes on there?

Just go to those registries of theirs Chris and you will know the real meaning of 'denied' and 'delayed' justice!

God needs to help Kenyans.

Anonymous said...

Yet another show of contempt

http://kenyatimesonline.com/content.asp?catid=2&articleId=703

by equal partner kibaki and his dogs of war

Anonymous said...

http://kenyatimesonline.com/content.asp?catid=2&articleId=3089

look at this idiot of a CJ

the idea all along has been for performance contracts in the judiciary as a first step, its upto them in the judiciary system to determine what evaluation criteria to use per cadre. when karua and raila were pushing for evaluation that is precisely what was intended, and he should not pretend to be reinventing a wheel.

Taabu said...

KENYAN ARSERNAL FAN HANGS HIMSELF

Reuters, Nairobi 06/05/09

An Arsenal fan in football-mad Kenya hanged himself wearing his beloved team's shirt after their defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League.

Like elsewhere across Africa, Kenyans pack bars for Premier League and Champions League matches, especially those involving Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Suleiman Omondi, 29, was found hanged at his home in a middle-class Nairobi estate shortly after leaving distraught from the pub where he had watched Arsenal lose 3-1 in their Champions League semi-final at the Emirates on Tuesday.

"He took some drinks and broke down in tears within the final minutes of the match," a fellow bar patron, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.

Police said they were called to Omondi's house on Wednesday morning. "What we are gathering is this suicide is related to the Arsenal and Manchester match," local Embakasi area police chief David Bunei said.

Bar attendants said they had to intervene after Omondi lunged at a man who suggested Arsenal would not recover from conceding two early goals. They also lost the first leg 1-0.

Brawls are common in Kenya during football matches and there have been other related suicides reported in the past.

One Wife Man said...

Taabu aka Teacher,
i'm sure he had other issues also, maisha siku hizi imekuwa ngumu

no need to kill oneself over united..

Taabu said...

Wifeless Joe,
Nice to see you back and POLE to Suleiman Omondi (RIP). So you chose to hibernate and take cover from the CR's footbal Tsunami (NA BADO). Now leta Barca na Mess(Y). Please don't subject your shingo to TRAUMA Luka please.

Anonymous said...

Progress report on constitutional reforms

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/594808/-/u673i8/-/index.html

Bedroom boycott working, the two principals, have "felt it"

UrXlnc said...

The greatest deterrent to crime is supposed to be unbending enforcement of punishment in some cases far exceeding in magnitude the crime itself

Professional and ethical investigations leading to speedy trials and conviction or acquittal, with necessary fines and legal fees in place not side payments

All so that the message is clear that crime does not pay and therefore if you cannot do the time then dont do the crime.

Unfortunately in Kenya the truth is crime pays and it pays handsomely.

To reverse that sad state of affairs invariably brings up the question of the egg and the chicken, which comes first?

Anonymous said...

THE COUNT DOWN HAS BEGAN FOR THOSE PRESIDENTS WHO FLEECE THEIR COUNTRY MEN OFF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS(look at the countries? some of the poorest in Africa) BUT WAIT THE presidents family and relatives own homes in rich areas of Paris and on the RIVIERA,and cars including BUGATTIS, FERRARIS, MAYBACHS, MASERATIS, AND ROLLS-ROCYE??

QUESTION!!! WHO IS ENCOURAGING CORRUPTION PRESIDENCY IN AFRICA??
( French, British e.t.c)


THE AFRICAN PEOPLE WANT SOME ANSWERS OR ELSE I SUGGEST WE TAKE OVER ALL THEIR BUSINESSES IN OUR COUNTRIES AND THROUGH OUT THEIR PUPPET PRESIDENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PARIS, Wednesday

A French magistrate has launched a probe into whether the presidents of three African oil-producing countries used embezzled public funds to buy luxury homes and cars, the Paris prosecutors' office said on Tuesday.

The case could strain French diplomatic and business ties with Gabon and Congo Republic, two former colonies and close allies, and with Equatorial Guinea, a growing oil exporter.

"This is an unprecedented decision because it's the first time a judicial inquiry has been opened concerning suspected embezzlement by sitting presidents," said William Bourdon, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the case.

A 2007 French police probe found the leaders of the three countries and their families owned dozens of bank accounts, homes in rich areas of Paris and on the Riviera, and cars including Bugattis, Ferraris, Maybachs, Maseratis and a Rolls-Royce.

Omar Bongo of Gabon, Denis Sassou-Nguesso of Congo and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea deny any wrongdoing. They have been embarrassed by the disclosure in French media of their assets worth tens of millions of euros.

Bongo, Africa's longest-serving ruler who regards Paris as a second home, was so infuriated by a report on the subject on French state television last year that the French ambassador in Libreville was summoned in protest.

Setting a precedent

The Paris magistrate, who is independent from government, decided to open the formal investigation at the request of the French arm of anti-graft watchdog, Transparency International.

It is the first time the organisation has been admitted as a plaintiff in such a case and the precedent is likely to encourage similar actions by anti-graft activists elsewhere.

A Gabonese citizen, Gregory Ngbwa Mintsa, had requested to be a co-plaintiff with Transparency on the basis that as a taxpayer he was a victim of corruption, but the magistrate rejected the argument so he will not be party to the case.

The Paris prosecutors' office, which answers to the justice ministry, had asked for Transparency's complaint to be shelved. It is likely to appeal against the magistrate's decision.

Should the case continue, it could damage France's relations with two of its closest African allies, but if it is halted that would raise suspicions some presidents are protected because of French interests in their countries.

Bongo and Sassou-Nguesso have both enjoyed friendships with successive French presidents and backing from Paris at testing moments of their careers.

French oil and gas group Total is the leading producer in Gabon and Congo Republic and many other French firms, public and private, have long-term contracts there.

The magistrate has opened a preliminary investigation, which in French law is a first step towards establishing whether there may be a case to answer in a criminal court.

It can lead either to further investigation or to no further action.

KIBAKI, UHURU AND PNU CRONIES ARE NEXT, THEY CAN'T HIDE ALL THAT MONEY UNDER THEIR BEDS:):)
NA MAMBO BADO!

Anonymous said...

SIKU YA MWIZI NI ARUBAINE
40 DAYS HERE OF KIBAKI'S LOOTING KENYANS PEOPLE THROUGH PROXY (or is it 2920 day that makes it 8 years of kibaki looting Kenyan taz payers! shenzi sana


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By PETER LEFTIE and ALPHONCE SHIUNDUPosted Wednesday, May 6 2009 at 18:49

An investigation into allegations that Sh9.2 billion cannot be accounted for in the supplementary budget has been ordered. National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende ordered the departmental committee on Finance and Trade to investigate the allegations and report to Parliament not later than next Tuesday.

Finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara clashed in Parliament on Wednesday over claims that Sh9 billion could not be accounted for. Mr Kenyatta accused the Imenti Central legislator of relying on information from “doubtful” institutions to mislead the nation.

“The supposed discrepancy is not real. Let MPs avoid using information from doubtful institutions,” a furious Mr Kenyatta said. In response, Mr Imanyara accused the Finance minister of seeking extra funds on the basis of wrong information.

“There are 200 inconsistencies in the supplementary budget amounting to Sh9.2 billion and the minister cannot purport to come to this House to seek extra funding based on wrong information,” he said. Mr Kenyatta refuted Mr Imanyara’s claims that he had withdrawn Sh31 billion when Parliament had approved Sh22 billion.

The minister said that Treasury had cut back expenditure on non-priority areas. “This does not constitute fraud. It is, in fact, prudent management of public resources,” Mr Kenyatta said. But, brandishing some documents, Mr Imanyara insisted that the Sh9.2 billion could not be accounted for.

His attempt to seek permission to respond to the minister’s statement on Thursday afternoon, saying that he was yet to obtain a copy of the statement, was rejected by Speaker Kenneth Marende, who ruled that ministers did not have an obligation to provide members with ministerial statements.

“A figure of anything near Sh9.2 billion, let alone Sh1 billion, is mind boggling. Kenyans are entitled to know the truth and I therefore refer the matter to the parliamentary committee on finance to establish if public funds have been misapplied,” the Speaker said.


UHURU KENYATTA - MY ADVISE TO YOU - EVEN DRUNKARDS TEST THE BREW BEFORE SWALLOWING. SOURCES IN YOUR OWN DEPARTMENT SAY THE BUDGET WAS HANDED TO YOU FROM STATEHOUSE THE MORNING YOU PRESENTED IT IN PARLIAMENT!! How foooooolish can you be jameni?

Anonymous said...

HERE HERE HERE !! KENYANS WATCH KIBAKI AND UHURU TRYING TO SCAM KENYANS TAX PAYERS THROUGH THE MINI BUDGET!! DAYLIGHT ROBBERY!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VChHaIkdcRA


NEW ELECTIONS NOW.... HARRY THE NEW CONSTITUTION WE MUST REMOVE THIS SHENZI THIEVING THUGS!!!!

Anonymous said...

anon1:07 PM

Wow!!!thanks for posting this fraudulent budget from Uhuru, I swear this is crazy shear theft if he can't proof to kenyans where the missing billions were allocated?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VChHaIkdcRA

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VChHaIkdcRA

Hey kumekucha, Chris? can we discuss this very serious issue now or are you scared that Uhuru will shut you down-?? send special squad to shut kumekucha?

this is a very very serious issue and for those who are tribal on here it has nothing to do with Luo, Kamba or Kikuyu this is our country folks and we as kenyans we better stop pretending that all is well.. Just look at the mini budget discrepancies?

For get the main stream newspapers let as all discuss this and share out thoughts on how and where this money is and what it should be used for in kenya

1. settle IDP's ( buy them some land t settle on)

all IDP's -from all tribes..

2. security in kenya

3. Food for the hungry(those who didn't plant food due to clashes)

e.t.c

wake up kenyans we can't allow a few people stealing from us. enough is enough I say!!!!

Anonymous said...

If you read your history books well (AFRICAN Section - JKL at UoN Main Campus), do you remember the period 1970-1978?

When the KIAMBU-MKM mafia did some (not an inclusive list) of the below:

- Contradicted MOI on a daily basis
- Walked around as royal kabira attidue
- Slap Kales, KAMATUSa working for MOI
- Harrased Nassir, Ngala and others from COAST who wanted Majimbo
- Derogatirly referred to Western Kenya as "WANYAMA wa MASHARIKI"
- Initiated a secret govt militia (NGOROKO) to prevent power from leaving Nyoomba
- Had MOI forcefully tied between Eldoret, Nakuru and Kericho with no movement beyond without acceptance
- Stole as much money as they could from Govt Coffers with one scheme after the other
- Did not bother with any govt devpt programs beyond nakuru, isiolo and embakasi
- Diverted most of the FDI manufacturing MNCs facility towards Mungiki land
- Engaged in massive settlering in RV, Coast at the expense of KAMATUSA and Mijikenda
- Tolerated IMPUNITY as they declared "Kenyatta is GOD and ABOVE the LAW"
- Nduriri ministers endured harsh rebuke and kuchapwa kama watoto in SH.
- Most govt offices had one language being spoken off openly (not english or swahili)
- Massive recruitment and promotion of ethnic elites from MKM regions


Come Aug-22-1978, all these moves FAILED miserably. On Aug-24th Mbiyu fainted at JKIA as he arrived to see phots of MOI.

For 25yrs, MOI and KANU and the REVENGEFUL KALE MAFIA brought KIKUYU ECONOMY & BUSINESSES to its knees.

You woulD think Mungiki Educated MKM mafia would learn from hsitory. No no no!!! they will repeat it. Thats 100% sure!

MUITE AND KIAI WERE RIGHT

Anonymous said...

Shiko and Sayra are back. Only ODM Damu is missing..lol

It is in people like Julius Mbagaya, Ndung'u Wainaina and many more progressive, intelligent, articulate and civic minded people that Kenya's hope lies.

The older men need to use theier experience and wisdom to pav ethe way for the new young turks - ones who can bring fresh, inclusive ideas. Sawa.

Anonymous said...

Did you really press a G into her hands? Selfish!Lol...So much for self-egotism chris, you did not need to announce that!
As for your other points...I have my own two cents and true stories: There are many sad ones like these.
Scenario 1: A friend who was always first in high school got a scholarship at John Hopkins and was trained to be a doctor.She graduated top of her uni class and with bright dreams,tried to come and work in the country,but people would not let her into even the public understaffed hospitals cos she did "not have the right tribal/familial connections" etc or "would not pay her way in"..whatever that means-in many ways. She got so frustrated and was a jobless top grad doctor in kenya with not enough money -or connections- to open her own clinic.So she went back. Now, she one of the university's and US top neurosurgeons. A kisii girl if that helps.Google her and you will see. Because of your tribal hatreds, when your ma is old and needs thigns done to her brain to correct it, she will have to be flown to the US for quality treatment-from a kenyan no less, than affordable treatment - from the same bright kenyan -right here at home, or will just die from lack of, or substandard treatment from connected" doctors".In fact,this is the kind of neurosurgeon who would have operated free on cases of need, as your ma might be, as she is doing today in the US.

Scenario two: Another top boy - a kisii again,for some reason-though mixed with kuria and luhya graduated top in the year before in my school.This school btw,was located in the heart of kalenjin/kikuyu land. He also got a scholarship and went on to the states and studied astrophysics. He came back bright-eyed and hopeful as many young kenyans abroad tend to do, but kenyans would not give him a job again, cos they did not want "an outsider" in their "connected" places of work.He was required to "pay" wherever he applied especially "since he was a different tribe", or was shown the door.He was jobless,penniless and living with his family in ocha with no food,when he had top education- and had done spectacularly well in it both here and abroad-just because he had no kalenjin/kikuyu/luo "connections" dominant in public service today and yesterday.So he applied for another scholarship,got, went back for his masters and decided to stay. today,he is one of NASA's top people who flies his own cessna plane wherever or whenever he needs to or is needed to,and can very well support his family -who all later joined him in the US. He is married to a ghanaian. Google him and see. So you see, we could have been on the frontier of landing on the moon but "connections" got in the way,and yet another of our brightest brains is somewhere else, fulfilling their dreams, and those of their adopted countries. Mtabaki nyuma milele na ushezi wenyu wa ukabila.Think beyond shady moronic and utterly futile tribal connections people, and we will see the light of day.
These are only samples as you all know.That is why I am also where I am, for no one will allow me back home to ingia any sector even with my education and experience,if I am not their tribe. They did not let my father even at the height of job boom back in the sixties,seventies and eighties whenindigenous africans were actively being sought to enter the workforce, there being very few university(mis)educated pple as he was,and we all are. Wake up pple.
Hm. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Did you really press a G into her hands? Selfish!Lol...So much for self-egotism chris, you did not need to announce that!
As for your other points...I have my own two cents and true stories: There are many sad ones like these.
Scenario 1: A friend who was always first in high school got a scholarship at John Hopkins and was trained to be a doctor.She graduated top of her uni class and with bright dreams,tried to come and work in the country,but people would not let her into even the public understaffed hospitals cos she did "not have the right tribal/familial connections" etc or "would not pay her way in"..whatever that means-in many ways. She got so frustrated and was a jobless top grad doctor in kenya with not enough money -or connections- to open her own clinic.So she went back. Now, she one of the university's and US top neurosurgeons. A kisii girl if that helps.Google her and you will see. Because of your tribal hatreds, when your ma is old and needs thigns done to her brain to correct it, she will have to be flown to the US for quality treatment-from a kenyan no less, than affordable treatment - from the same bright kenyan -right here at home, or will just die from lack of, or substandard treatment from connected" doctors".In fact,this is the kind of neurosurgeon who would have operated free on cases of need, as your ma might be, as she is doing today in the US.

Scenario two: Another top boy - a kisii again,for some reason-though mixed with kuria and luhya graduated top in the year before in my school.This school btw,was located in the heart of kalenjin/kikuyu land. He also got a scholarship and went on to the states and studied astrophysics. He came back bright-eyed and hopeful as many young kenyans abroad tend to do, but kenyans would not give him a job again, cos they did not want "an outsider" in their "connected" places of work.He was required to "pay" wherever he applied especially "since he was a different tribe", or was shown the door.He was jobless,penniless and living with his family in ocha with no food,when he had top education- and had done spectacularly well in it both here and abroad-just because he had no kalenjin/kikuyu/luo "connections" dominant in public service today and yesterday.So he applied for another scholarship,got, went back for his masters and decided to stay. today,he is one of NASA's top people who flies his own cessna plane wherever or whenever he needs to or is needed to,and can very well support his family -who all later joined him in the US. He is married to a ghanaian. Google him and see. So you see, we could have been on the frontier of landing on the moon but "connections" got in the way,and yet another of our brightest brains is somewhere else, fulfilling their dreams, and those of their adopted countries. Mtabaki nyuma milele na ushezi wenyu wa ukabila.Think beyond shady moronic and utterly futile tribal connections people, and we will see the light of day.
These are only samples as you all know.That is why I am also where I am, for no one will allow me back home to ingia any sector even with my education and experience,if I am not their tribe. They did not let my father even at the height of job boom back in the sixties,seventies and eighties whenindigenous africans were actively being sought to enter the workforce, there being very few university(mis)educated pple as he was,and we all are. Wake up pple.
Hm. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Sad story..many like those..My own aunt reads similar. Kenya!

Anonymous said...

No changes as far as I can see..and will remain like that forever.Mutla etc just being mixed up like njugu in a plastic pocket.

Anonymous said...

Kumekucha, what a sad event - one that has been repeated thousands of times over because we are fractured, unaccountable society. Corruption has found it's way into every single area of life, destryoing our social fabric one child at a time. This henious. I understand your resentmment towards the wealthy when there is abject poverty in their midst. We know that the only way to change this system is to have an overhaul of the polical class and institutions. It remaind to be seen if Kilonzo is able to deliver. There are many bright and capable willing and able to lead the way forward.

We must non-violent pressure at every possible opportunity. That is the only way. Reform can happen in as less than 6 months if the will exists. But the CG for all it's bickeing will not give up their trappings of power easily. It will take ongoing agitation.

Anonymous said...

Ok, you make it sound like everyone at westgate is corrupt, the answer is no.

You have no idea how many peoples businesses are stagnating because of corruption, they cant expand, they are struggling to keep it afloat because they refuse to participate in corruption.

There are many hardworking honest Kenyans, dont take money to mean they do not know hardship. Many of those you talk about probably grew up in more hardship than you can imagine, but back in the day, you could get grants to uni and allowances, which were used to support your family.

Jobs were plentiful, and the country was just beginning to try and find its feet.

Fair enough, the poor are feeling it the worst though which is terrible, and must change, but cant change with the current levels of craziness we see. But it is not corruption only that makes medicines at KNH unavailable.

It is a system of structural adjustment programmes that sought to privatise all our healthcare services to cut the government expenditure and increase economic reform, corruption has perpetuated it, but healthcare is known to have really been affected by structural adjustment programmes in the late 1980's and 1990's.

Mutula is of the same cloth as Kanu, that will be his single biggest prob.

Anonymous said...

Bro Raila "Reforms" Odinga: Would you trust a lion to guard your sheep?

Fact. he joined moi when Kibaki, Ngilu, Wamalwa were busy fighting his corrupt network of akina Ruto, Ntimama, Kosgey, Balala, and all other ODM pretenders. in return moi 'blessed' him with a cabinet post and molasses plant. he became a bilionaire in 3 years of that cooperation.

Fact. he supervised slaughter of 1500 'kabila adui' kenyans just to get some power. its no secret that his weapon was innocent childrens and women lives who he held captive. after signing NARA, there was a cease fire.

Fact. him, his son fidel and his aide are knee deep in the maize scandal, poor kenyans are dying coz of that sleeze.

Fact. Kumekucha's sole purpose is to elevate this wicked corrupt politician to saint hood. For that reason, corruption of Raila is hushed up and not talked about in KK. Ask sereast, Chris has taken his money and for other ODM sponsors to maintain that status quo.
kanoo

KenyaLuv said...

Kumekucha is still attempting to bury the Raila family maize scandal? shame,shame

And ODM were quiet when Mutula Kilozo was supporting their ODM, even Raila didnt say a thing. So why is he dirty all of a sudden? Spare us the crap

Anonymous said...

Seems Uhuru has given Kihiis a new lease of life. They are now back with a vengence. Kweli Nyani haoni kundule, you are fast to remove the log in others what about Railas maize scam also running into billions

Anonymous said...

Raila hata hana haoni haya ya kutudanganya. Jana alisema eti aliyaruhusu mahindi mabaya ambayo yalikuwa yamekataliwa na KEBs yapitishwe bandarini ili yaharibiwe hapa inchini. Kuna mtu ambaye ameona mahindi mabovu yakichomwa/ haribiwa? Istoshe, kwanini Raila anataka kifanya uharibifu wa mazingira yetu kuliko kurudisha mahindi hayo africa kusini? Anafikiria sisi ni wapumbavu? Kweli ni kuwa aliuza mahindi hayo kwa wakenya wasiojua na kuhatarisha maisha yao

Translation for the Luos in Boston who most likely dont know kiswahili

Raila is not even ashamed of lying to us! Yesterday he said that he intervened to allow maize rejected by KEBs to be dumped locally so that it can be destroyed here. Has anyone seen mass destruction of bad maize? In addition why would he rather pollute our environment than return the bad maize back to SA? He thinks we are stupid ehh? Truth is that he sold the maize to unsuspecting kenyans and endangered has endagered our lives

Anonymous said...

Why is it that somebody is only bad when he is on the other side. As some one said, mutula was basically the legal man in odm those "united" days. It is not so long ago that we cannot remember.

For those who are not lawyers let me say that the key to success as an advocate anywhere does not lie in being a "good lawyer" but in making people think you are a good lawyer. mutula is very good in making people think he is a good lawyer. during the odm/pnu negotiations he was in fact the one kibaki was listening to. kibs picked him to make the pnu presentation to condoleeza rice.

Anonymous said...

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
William Shakespeare (1564–1616). The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914.

Romeo and Juliet

Act II. Scene II.

MUTULA OF KANU DAYS IS STILL THE SAME!!

Anonymous said...

To the stollen election crowd: was it like the barca/chelsea contest last night? Now that is what i would call a stolen victory. But there is nothing chelsea can do about it. They have to go on with their lives. It is the way life is. So odmers, go on with your lives and stop boring us here about a stolen election.

Anonymous said...

12:01 - An election is not a game. Please don't trivialize it. Try contributing something positive please.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:01 AM,

Pole sana. You will keep on hearing about the STOLEN ELECTIONS. I know it is something you would like us to forget so that we do not remind you that you are THIEVES. Sorry, I shall repeat it here:

Mwai "pumbavu" Kibaki STOLE the elections of December 2007. Mwai "pumbavu" Kibaki is a THIEF! MWIZI!!

Anonymous said...

Bro Raila "Reforms" Odinga: Would you trust a lion to guard your sheep?

Fact. he joined moi when Kibaki, Ngilu, Wamalwa were busy fighting his corrupt network of akina Ruto, Ntimama, Kosgey, Balala, and all other ODM pretenders. in return moi 'blessed' him with a cabinet post and molasses plant. he became a bilionaire in 3 years of that cooperation.

Fact. he supervised slaughter of 1500 'kabila adui' kenyans just to get some power. its no secret that his weapon was innocent childrens and women lives who he held captive. after signing NARA, there was a cease fire.

Fact. him, his son fidel and his aide are knee deep in the maize scandal, poor kenyans are dying coz of that sleeze.

Fact. Kumekucha's sole purpose is to elevate this wicked corrupt politician to saint hood. For that reason, corruption of Raila is hushed up and not talked about in KK. Ask sereast, Chris has taken his money and for other ODM sponsors to maintain that status quo.
kanoo

Anonymous said...

While we await for the finance committee of parliament to relook at the figures, i have to say i was very alarmed that mps would pass something then ask questions later. and am told the supp budget actually went through the finance committtee who cleared it for approval by parliament! If it is found there is some thing wrong (unlikely since finance committtee would be accusing itself) then you should be very worried. you basically have no representation and you should take steps represent yourself.

Anonymous said...

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
William Shakespeare (1564–1616). The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914.

Romeo and Juliet

Act II. Scene II.

Raila OF KANU COOPERATION
(molasses) DAYS IS STILL THE SAME!!

Anonymous said...

KK/ Chris kindly allow this impt question.....
Anon 1.36 "village idiot" please help Odilo your brother who failed to answer this straight forward question in the previous post:

www.ilri.org/ilripubaware/uploaded%20files/TS_051102_001_TheGreatDivide.pdf

According to the report "Geographic Dimensions of Well -Being in Kenya; Who and Where are the Poor?" – presented by former assistant Planning minister Simeon Lesirma "Nyanza, with poverty levels of 65 per cent is the poorest province, followed by North Eastern with 64 per cent"

Though poverty is everywhere it is highest in your province. Kasipul Kabondo, Ndhiwa and Rangwe pull the tail in poverty in kenya. How can you explain the fact that Luo Nyanza is poorer than NEP ( Home to the dryest deserts in Kenya? How else can it be that the place where we have the highest number of professors is the poorest yet they have the 'best brains', biggest fresh water lake, numerous rivers, fair rainfall etc?
What other explanation is there other than laziness?

Anonymous said...

The Snake's Deceit.

"Long has it been since the human eyes beheld
The wonders and beauties of our natural earth
But through our greed we have failed
For we all desire the luxuries of our own hearth
Not always have we been filled with this greed
Before the snake we were peaceful and kind
But through his deceit we found a new need
To know right from wrong to have a clever mind
Now look what devastation has befallen our once fair land
In striving to tame it we have succeeded in its ruin
Yet we still have time if we keep a gentle hand
And to the devils jeers we will not give in !!"

Anonymous said...

Actually Prof Nyongo was Simeon Lesirmas boss, which means Nyongo prepared/ sanctioned the report saying Nyanza is poorest meaning IT IS TRUE. Now you will say resource allocation. What resources? You have the best soil (black cotton), adequate water & knowledge. The only thing remaining is to DO/ACT, which is a pysical exercise. Why are you not doing it? coz YOU ARE LAZY. You want to sit, eat, talk and demand a fair national cake! Now why should we trust a lazy lot with the stearing seat of this country!

Anonymous said...

Anon very true. Raila has exhibited lazy traits time and again. He is focused on luxuries rather than alleviating poverty. How else do you explain the fact that his outbursts were not on unemployment/ poverty but on a VIP toilet & red carpet?
LETS LEAVE MUTULA ALONE, THE PROBLEM IS RAILA!

Anonymous said...

What have luo MPs done with the CDF money they have been having? They have grossly neglected their pple. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! Luos must rise and fight their real enemies, The Luo elite lead by RAO, who have been deliberatly diverting attention on poor old Kibs!

Anonymous said...

Poor old Kibs is retiring in at most 3 years. Then what excuse will you give now? Who else will you blame, yet Raila "non-reformer" will probably be the Prezzo? You will now have no one to blame but yourselves

Anonymous said...

The pumbavu protectors of the status quo are right here very busy trying to divert attention from the subject of this post, namely Mutula "Nyangau" Kilonzo.

To all you dickheads trying to do this by sneaking in Raila as a talking point on this post, poleni sana. Your antics are recognized for what they really are: UPUMBAVU!

Anonymous said...

Village idiot, Since CDF came to being as a good tool to take resources to manainchi, how have you been utilising these resources. Due to my work, i frequently travel to Nyanza & other areas and i have seen no change. We have seen notable changes in some areas/ regions, though it could be better, but no change in luo nyanza, why? Please explain.

Anonymous said...

By the way, where does the Langata CDF go to? Kibera dont have toilets to date, why? Why do they still have the poorest sanitation? It costs very little to construct decent toilets.
Now why should we trust Raila with this country if he cant handle kibera, just a few acres? Why should we trust this country to someone who cant construct simple toilets? If you cant handle/ be trusted with small things, why should we add your responsibilities

Anonymous said...

Anon 3.13
The reason why the debate on Raila wont & will never stop is because Raila:
1. Is, as per the NARA, Mutulas boss and will be coordinating/ supervising his functions including the constitution making
2. A serious/ main contender on 2012, and may most likely be the next president
We need to ask ourselves. "Can this man be trusted with the most Impt job? IF HE CANT HANDLE KIBERA, CAN HE HANDLE KENYA? IF HE CANT HANDLE CDF, CAN HE HANDLE THE TREASURY?

Anonymous said...

Anon 3.27
the answer to your questions is NO.
KK/Chris/Anon 3.13
we must focus on the bigger picture. Mutula is just a fly on the wall following govt policy. If ministers can bring that much change, how come ODM ministers havent made any impact? What have Nyongo, Orengo,Kosgey etc done?Wacheni kujidanganya!

Anonymous said...

CDF can be so useful but we need a sense of nationhood to make it effective.

Anonymous said...

Why are you expecting so much from Mutula, yet Orengo has a very impt ministry and has done nothing? What has he done to correct the land inequalities? He has the power to revoke the leases of the huge idle tracks of land grabbed by wazungus and kenyan mafias, he can even revoke the title deeds of the mau settlers who are ruining the environment. But what has he done? NOTHING

Anonymous said...

Anon 3.13 JINGA WEWE, You only see one side of the coin. What about your 'god' Raila?

Anonymous said...

Balme whoever forever but change starts with the man in the mirror

Anonymous said...

Sasa luos have been up in arms demanding for migingo yet they have alot of idle unutilised land in Nyanza

Andruid said...

Personality attacks are part of the problem, not the solution. He's in the job and no amount of hecling (however much it is based on truth or not will help us)

To use your own analogy we would be better off tying up the crocodile's mouth so it does not bite than throwing insults from the riverbank as it devours innocrnt souls

KenyaLuv said...

Look at how fast Kumekucha will jump on the Uhuru Supplementary budget story, while conveniently burying the Raila family maize scam story.

SupportSummit said...

Anonymous said...
Poor old Kibs is retiring in at most 3 years. Then what excuse will you give now? Who else will you blame, yet Raila "non-reformer" will probably be the Prezzo? You will now have no one to blame but yourselves

5/7/09 3:11 AM
^^
LOL, in fact I cant WAIT for Raila to be prezzo! Then maybe people will finally realize just what a non-performer he is. You're right they'll have no more excuses. Will they still blame "kabila-adui" for all their woes? If Raila wants the Buck I say give it to him today, lets see what he will do for this country. LOL, it'll be five yrs of excuses. He has done NOTHING significant for Nyanza, and he will do the same NOTHING for Kenya. Unfortunately we will all suffer for it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The pumbavu protectors of the status quo are right here very busy trying to divert attention from the subject of this post, namely Mutula "Nyangau" Kilonzo.

To all you dickheads trying to do this by sneaking in Raila as a talking point on this post, poleni sana. Your antics are recognized for what they really are: UPUMBAVU!

5/7/09 3:13 AM
^^
perfect example of an ODM sycophant seeing no evil among his own while always jumping up when its a log in another's eyes. Grow up, better yet grow a brain and think for yourself. Raila is not a heavenly being, he is a human being like you. Can you grasp that?

Anonymous said...

I remember the times when you would come to Kumekucha and have some meaningful and progressive debates.

This is the low that Kumekucha has sunk too?

Its no wonder Kenya is a mess typical reflection of what the country has become.

Why is there so much hatred and venom being spewed on here?

I'm out!

Anonymous said...

Anon very true. Raila has exhibited lazy traits time and again. He is focused on luxuries rather than alleviating poverty. How else do you explain the fact that his outbursts were not on unemployment/ poverty but on a VIP toilet & red carpet?
LETS LEAVE MUTULA ALONE, THE PROBLEM IS RAILA!

5/7/09 2:55 AM

How can you explain the fact that the senile old toad at SH only rants about how many wives he has or doesn't have whilst his kinsmen are busy slaughtering each other in his own backyard?

Anonymous said...

Kenyans vote for power sharing

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/595142/-/u67mfk/-/index.html

Transparency International executive director at Nairobi's Hilton Hotel on Thursday. Photo/MICHAEL MUTE(NAIROBI)

By LUCAS BARASA Posted Thursday, May 7 2009 at 20:57

Most Kenyans want the President and Prime Minister to share executive authority, a new opinion poll shows. The majority is sceptical that a new constitution can be put in place in a year and support devolution of power to Parliament and regional governments and are against entrenchment of religious courts.

Some 1,400 respondents were interviewed countrywide between April 19 and April 26 for the Transparency International (Kenya) and the National Council of Churches of Kenya survey.

Margin of error

“Despite disaffection with the current performance of the coalition, only 15 per cent of the respondents support a government in which the prime minister exclusively exercises executive power. Similarly, only 32 (per cent) support a government in which the President exclusively exercises executive power,” TI executive director Tom Ogonda said.

Releasing the findings at Nairobi’s Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Mr Ogonda, in the company of NCCK official Lynette Ndolo, said the majority would like executive powers shared between a president and prime minister. The officials put the margin of error of the findings, in which 56 per cent of respondents were from rural areas, at plus or minus three.

The poll comes at a time the coalition government is rocked by persistent squabbles between partners ODM and PNU. The wrangles are over power sharing between President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Asked if they expected a new constitution in 12 months as promised by the government, 78 per cent of respondents did not. Sixty two per cent cited political interference as the greatest challenge to a new constitution while others said bickering and tribalism were the main obstacles.

Mr Ogonda expressed disappointment at new Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs minister Mutula Kilonzo’s statement on Monday that he was not aware of vested interests that could block the new constitution. Mr Kilonzo also said a draft constitution would be in place in a year.

Mr Ogonda said key personalities involved in graft and the political class who control public resources were against a new constitution. “The political class might pretend they want a new constitution to get votes,” the TI chief said. Kenyans, he said, should refuse to be divided on tribal lines and should resort to mass action to push for the new document.

“We must learn from National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende who showed us that you can make independent decisions and the sun will still rise tomorrow,” Mr Ogonda said. Mrs Ndolo said the fight for a new constitution “is as important as the product itself.”

Election violence

“The committee of experts must involve everyone,” she said, warning that the situation in the country would be worse than during the 2007 post-election violence if there is no new constitution by 2012. “We expect better political goodwill. If we don’t we are going to demand it,” she said.

The poll demystified presumptions that Kenyans would not agree to devolution of power and regional governments with 60 per cent saying they supported the system. Mr Ogonda and Mrs Ndolo called on the coalition government to hasten the pace of governance reforms as spelt out in Agenda IV of the National Accord and Reconciliations Act.

“If the country is to surmount the social economic challenges it faces, focused and meaningful steps to strengthen governance institutions and processes must be initiated,” Mr Ogonda, said.

Anonymous said...

The Future of Kenya and Africa

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

CORPORATE PROGRAM, in partnership with Chicago Promise and the Chicago Association of Kenyan Professionals

http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/chicago_council_event_corporate_detail.php?eventid=2079

The Future of Kenya and Africa

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The Honorable Raila Amolo Odinga, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya

Kenya, which is expected to achieve economic growth rates of at least 3% in 2009 even amid the global economic challenges, is considered the leading economy in East Africa. Given its strategic location and developing business infrastructure, it has much to attract foreign investment in an economically challenging region. Yet not all Kenyans or Africans in the region are enjoying the benefits of this economic growth, and concerted domestic and international effort is needed to overcome levels of extreme poverty.

Locally, Chicago Promise has committed to a five year partnership with the Nyandiwa Village in Kenya as part of the Millennium Promise initiative, focused on the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals. Chicago Promise offers sustainable, organized opportunities that make it possible for each Chicago citizen to contribute to global efforts to build a future free from extreme poverty.

Furthermore, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently released a report on Renewing American Leadership in the Fight Against Global Hunger and Poverty: The Chicago Initiative on Global Agricultural Development, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and aimed at reducing hunger and poverty through agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. With President Barack Obama’s family ties to Kenya, more attention has been focused on this culturally rich and economically promising country than ever before. The Honorable Raila Amolo Odinga will share his thoughts on the future of his country, and how international investment and partnerships can be most effective for reducing poverty and increasing economic growth.

The Honorable Raila Odinga was named prime minister of the Republic of Kenya in April 2008. Odinga was elected to Parliament in 1992 and has been a successful entrepreneur and industrialist, as well. In 1971 he cofounded an engineering firm, Franz, Schineis and Partners. He also founded the Standard Processing Equipment Construction & Erection (known as Spectre, later East Africa Spectre, Ltd), an engineering company operating nationally and regionally. He is the son of Kenya’s first post-independence vice president Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, and graduated from the Technical University of Magdeburg with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is married to Ida Betty Odinga and has four children.

InterContinental Hotel
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12:00 p.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. Luncheon, Remarks, and Q&A
2:00 p.m. Adjournment

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Anonymous said...

RAILA ODINGA: A THREAT TO KENYA'S STABILITY?
Written by Ahmed M Kamara
http://www.newstimeafrica.com/east-africa/1152-raila-odinga-a-threat-to-kenyas-stability

Raila Odinga is a man hungry for power. His determination to be President of Kenya is relentless. His passion for power can only be matched with his quest for fame. This audacious and reckless attempt to grab power by a man who sees himself as the rightful occupant of the Kenyan State House, has seen Kenya drift towards political chaos in recent times. If he doesn't get his way he is willing to disrupt the machinery of government. Why are Kenyans putting with this human form of greed and confusion?

His qualifications to cause chaos are evident in the recent political turmoil that left many Kenyans dead. President Mwai Kibaki must be a very patient and humble man to allow this devil's advocate to continue to create mayhem in a political state that has only been known for peace and tranquility.

In the latest stand-off between the prime minister's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and President Mwai Kibaki's Party of National Unity (PNU), Both Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka say they must lead the House Business Committee.

The president's allies say he has the power to decide who should hold the crucial position of leading government business in the house, but the prime minister's party disagrees.

The ODM wants to bring the contest to parliament in order to use its majority to try to have its way.

Mr Musyoka used to be a senior ODM official but split to form his own party - ODM-Kenya - and is now seen as close to the president.

The prime minister recently complained that the vice-president should not be getting paid more than him.

Mr Odinga - who has claimed he is being sidelined in the unity government - has said fresh elections may be needed if the rift cannot be solved.

Over the weekend, President Kibaki's party accused the ODM of "fomenting a coup".

Earlier this month, Mr Odinga's party said it would boycott cabinet meetings, leading to inconclusive crisis talks.

The prime minister recently complained at a public rally that no red carpet or toilet were provided for him during an official visit.

Anonymous said...

I cannot understand why a Kenyan fan would commit suicide after Arsenal lost to Man U

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8036367.stm

Anonymous said...

I dont understand something here, Why dont kibera residents have toilets? I thought Langata was allocated millions in CDF. Why arent they uprooting the railway for this obvious injustice by NYANI KUBWA

Anonymous said...

anon 3:13, not everyone is gullible enough to attend a trashy Raila 'The Thief' Meeting sop spare us the adverts.
Send them to Kisumu.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.01, you sound like a gay malaya

Anonymous said...

Look at Raila, the selfish bastard number 1. He went and appointed his half cabinet full of his Luo Mafia

Anonymous said...

Why is Nyongo so cheap? With Just a cabinet post of what used to be a dept in Ministry of Health, he is literally eating RAOs shit. Yapping like an baboon every minute, whats wrong with the guy? He is ashaming the world of academia

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:46 how exactly do you DO/ACT when the infrastructure does not exist. Please pull your head out of the sand. Central controls the purse-strings. That cannot and will not go on. You ignore this fact at your peril.

Anonymous said...

Anonimous said
'Central controls the purse-strings'
Did central province control the purse during 25 years of Moi rule? NO
Was central still the key contibutor to the kenyan economy during this period? YES
Why? Because they are hard working
What infrustructure? Are you saying that the rest of kenya has infrustructure except Luo Nyanza? Please stop lying and being ignorant

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Luos are always waiting for a govt to change their lives? Is is why they are so hell bent in making RAO president? Is this why they burnt Kisumu to the ground last year?

Anonymous said...

This attitude that by having one of your own in statehouse, you will have it all is backward to say the least

Anonymous said...

Central developed more under Moi than Kenyatta & Kibaki combined: FACT

Anonymous said...

Anon 3.45,
Please, the problem is trying to transfer responsibility for your life to a govt. Your refusal to determine your own destiny and future is alarming, to say the least. If Somalis had the same attitude they would probably be extinct

Anonymous said...

please DO/ACT....You have a brain, alot of water, good soil and CDF. What else do you need? A road? I thot you are said you are a transportation Hub? I thot you have banks,hospitals, Schools, electricity? I thot you have industries etc? What is infrustructure? Stop excuses, DO/ ACT

Anonymous said...

Pls DO/ACT

Anonymous said...

It happens everywhere. Sammy wanjirus dad has now surfaced after his success on the tracks, even Pamela Jelimos dad did just the same. Lazy fathers & their kinsmen trying to reap where they did not sow. Kazi si kuzaa, kazi ni kulea

Anonymous said...

This article written by Written by Ahmed M Kamara is so one sided its not funny. This is the kind of journalism that should be nipped in the bud. Give the whole picture.

Anonymous said...

The posting is about Mutula and NOT Raila.

Mutula is a Kanu man and Moi's protector. Since Moi has joined hands with Kibaki to oppress the country, Mutula has been recycled and given the opportunity to reform the judiciary and the contituition.

The outcome will be this: Presidency is excutive and there is no term limit. He will declare Kibaki the President for Life.

And Mutula will be Injustice Minister for Life.

Anonymous said...

Courtesy Mars Group Kenya

FRAUD IS FRAUD! ACCOUNTABILITY WILL END IMPUNITY. PARLIAMENT AND THE EXECUTIVE
MUST NOW ACCOUNT TO THE TAX PAYER.

http://www.marsgroupkenya.org/

Where is the authority for Variation of what Parliament approved last year?

Where is the authority for the reallocations?

All variations are accompanied by explanatory notes but nowhere is there an
explanatory note for these 200 items for Ksh 9.6 billion.


The items laid down yesterday were 20 the ones Gitobu Imanyara laid today are
over 200 budget line items worth over Ksh 9.6 billion. Speaker Kenneth Marende
has referred this grave matter to both the Budget Committee and the Finance
Committee ordering them to inquire into the Minister of Finance’s Statement
and report back to the House on Tuesday May 12th 2009.

The Supplementary Appropriations Bill is based on contentious documents and
Parliament must satisfy itself that it is proceeding on the basis of a full and
frank disclosure of the facts by the Ministry of Finance.

The Finance Minister questioned Mars Group’s integrity. We stand by our
work. Unfortunately the Minister’s figures do not add up. On the basis of
his own documents as Minister for Finance, the question is - are Kenyans satisfied
that the documents of account being prepared by Minister for Finance officials
are true and further meet proper accounting standards?

We will know on Tuesday.


SUBMISSION TO THE JOINT PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES ENQUIRING INTO MATTERS ARISING
FROM A REQUEST FOR A MINISTERIAL STATEMENT BY HON. GITOBU IMANYARA RELATED TO
THE SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET ESTIMATES 2008-9

This submission is on behalf of the Partnership for Change a non-violent
people’s movement dedicated to ending dictatorial impunity and re-establishing
democratic accountability in Kenya. To better engage the public with public
finances we study budgets at central and local levels. When the Supplementary
Estimates were first made public we formally communicated in writing to the
Budget Committee our concern about the short time given for scrutiny of the
Supplementary Budget and suggested that detailed scrutiny would identify any
inconsistencies or improper provisions ahead of Parliamentary approval.
Unfortunately the supplementary estimates were approved in one afternoon and no
member of parliament opposed them.

As we researched the Supplementary Estimates we asked the following questions:

Where is the authority for Variation of what Parliament approved last year?

Where is the authority for the reallocations?

Even though all variations are supposed to be accompanied by explanatory notes
why is it that nowhere is there an explanatory note for over 200 items for Ksh
9.6 billion?

Hon. Gitobu Imanyara raised this matter in Parliament on May 5th 2009. The
Finance Minister’s first reaction was to issue a 6 page statement in the
National Assembly, in which he strenuously defended the integrity of the
supplementary estimates as laid in the House, and further questioned the motives
of both Imanyara and other private citizens for airing concern. The Finance
Minister did not admit to any error before the House and Mr. Imanyara was
dissatisfied with the statement as were many Kenyans.

Wisely the Speaker of the National Assembly referred this matter of the Ksh 9.6
billion to your Joint Committee. When he first asked his question Mr. Imanyara
tabled 20 questionable budget line items and on Wednesday he tabled a list of
200 such items worth just over Ksh 9.6 billion. Speaker Kenneth Marende has
referred this grave matter to both the Budget Committee and the Finance
Committee ordering them to inquire into the Minister of Finance’s Statement
and report back to the House on Tuesday May 12th 2009 whether or not there are
inconsistencies between the estimates of June 2008 and those of April 2009. We
do not believe that computer error is at play here – it is an afterthought
having failed to convince Parliament 48 hours ago. We believe that if computer
error were to blame, the very first response of the Minister would have been to
check with his officers and thereby prevent the false statement being read in
Parliament. They would have found the error in a matter of seconds certainly a
shorter time than it took to draft and print the statement he issued on
Wednesday May 6th 2009. Because he did not conduct any check the Statement he
issued needlessly mislead Parliament and the country further. Worse it defamed
private patriotic persons who were not at fault.

But to the matter at hand. The Supplementary Appropriations Bill is based on
contentious documents and Parliament must satisfy itself that it is proceeding
on the basis of a full and frank disclosure of the facts by the Ministry of
Finance. We do not believe he is being frank. The recent explanation of last
night and this morning is a mere after thought after being confronted with
evidence of a systematic inflation of the total amounts approved by Parliament
by concealing Ksh 9.6 billion from Parliament while at the same time seeking a
further Ksh 26,7 billion on the same budget line items. This is a grave matter
and requires further investigation, and we urge you to consider it imperative to
the restoration of trust and faith in the management of the public finances of
the Government and by extension Republic of Kenya.

The Finance Minister questioned Mars Group’s integrity. The Budget campaign
is a campaign of the Partnership for Change. MARS Group was commissioned by the
P4C to conduct the research. The findings were studied and adopted by the
Partnership for Change and therefore as the P4C, we stand by our work and by the
reputation of Mars Group. Unfortunately the Minister’s figures do not add up.
On the basis of his own documents as Minister for Finance, the question is are
Kenyans satisfied that the documents of account being prepared by Minister for
Finance officials are true and further meet proper accounting standards?

There are over 200 such budget line items involved across 35 Ministries and the
total figure in dispute is just over Ksh 9.6 billion which was removed from the
Approved Estimates for unknown reasons. The following budget line items have
discrepancies which require explanation:
1. Personal Allowance paid as Part of Salary
2. Training Expenses
3. Hospitality Supplies and Services
4. Domestic Travel and Subsistence and Other Transport Costs
5. Office and General Supplies and Services
6. Research, Feasibility Studies, Project Preparation and Design, Project
Supervision
7. Purchase of Office Furniture
8. Routine Maintenance
9. Printing, Advertising and Information Supplies and Services
10. Communication, Supplies and Services
11. Utilities Supplies & Services
12. Office and General Supplies and Services
13. Fuel Oil and Lubricants

These are the same budget lines that generally have caused public concern as
the economic situation in Kenya deteriorated. Unfortunately most of the budget
line items which are now contentious relate to the allowances of our teachers,
police officers, administration police officers, prison officers, nurses and
other decent hard working civil servants. We would like to submit to you the
list of budget line items in the recurrent supplementary budget that require
further scrutiny even as we urge you to constitute a further probe into the
National budget including the estimates tabled in June 2008 and the
supplementary estimates of April 2009.
Apart from the Ksh 9.6 billion there are over Ksh 4.89 billion inserted into
the budget through the device of absolutely new budget line items which were not
approved by Parliament in June 2008. There are also odious debts such as Ken
Ren Fertiliser in the National Budget which has been condemned by the Controller
and Auditor General’s Report which the Minister of Finance tabled in
Parliament on Wednesday. All these matters require a longer probe than the
short one you have embarked on and we are sure the public would appreciate your
solidarity in demanding that Treasury and the Ministry of Finance is fully
accountable to Parliament.

Recommendations:

1. A Forensic Audit of the Budget for 2008-9 is necessary because, on the face
of it, there are material inconsistencies which perhaps indicate that public
funds could have been misapplied. The computer/ printing error explanation is
dubious and probably false - it does not address the doubt inherent in the
Speaker’s initial order establishing this enquiry. In fact computers and
printing machines do not make errors – no accounting software exists that
properly used could produce such error. Treasury must take responsibility for
this by subjecting itself to a forensic audit if it has nothing to hide.

2. The Forensic Audit should be conducted independently of Treasury. Perhaps
the audit could be commissioned by these two committees and an expert Panel of
the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. Even the Treasury has
hired PWC to conduct special audits of security contracting. The precedent is
there, and the need is obvious, especially in view of the Treasury’s recent
U-Turns over the past 4 days.

3. We would request an apology from the Ministry of Finance in view of their
climb-down and the damaging statements made against us for merely pointing out
error in the budget in the public interest.

4. We would recommend that only urgent critical and priority spending should be
passed during the next phase of supplementary appropriation – the rest should
await the National Budget of June 2009.

5. The Fiscal Management Bill should be assented to and these committees should
request the President through the Speaker to so assent. This will reduce the
monopoly over budgeting currently held by Treasury, which has caused this costly
exercise.

6. Were this anywhere else in the world, we are sure that Treasury buildings
resignations would be in order.

Dated at Nairobi this 8th day of May 2009, and signed: for the Partnership for
Change

Jayne Mati Cyprian Nyamwamu Mwalimu Mati

Anonymous said...

I refused to bribe the PRINCIPAL IMMIGRATION OFFICER at the moi international airport and ended up missing my flight and waiting for 2 weeks for the next one. The tour operator understood and gave me a free flight back and I got 2 more free weeks in the sun costing me a few shillings a night at glory guest house and my principles are INTACT. We can all say NO to corruption at all levels and avoid short cuts. Threaten to call a lawyer if you have done nothing wrong and the police leave you alone. The culture of corruption must end NOW and it demise lies with me and you.

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