November 23, 2015


“Wazungu Wapewe” Presents: Kababa Nkomba and Bobo Sukari 27/28 Nov

Dekula Band “Tangila Tangila”
Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Date: 27-28/11/2015
Time: 21.00-01.00
Addr: Swedenborgs. 20
Pendel: Södra station

November 21, 2015


Ann Waiguru Resigns as Devolution Cabinet Secretary


After stealing millions of Kenyan shillings from the taxpayer, and following massive and continuous pressure from the public, devolution Cabinet Secretary has just resigned.

Although she has yielded to pressure, she told the Press in Kenya that she had decided to resign in accordance with her doctor’s advice. She said that in the last period, her health had deteriorated due to constant attacks on her family.

Further, Waiguru, who will no doubt go down as the “goddess of corruption” to have served in the Jubilee government, said that she had asked Uhuru Kenyatta to relieve her of her duties.

Last week, Uhuru said publicly that Waiguru was not his girlfriend. In attacks against her, many Kenyans saw the failure of Uhuru to sack Waiguru in the face of corruption allegation as a confirmation of rumours that Uhuru may have been exploring Waiguru’s curves in a secret love affair alleged to be behind her appointment as Devolution Cabinet Secretary.

Okoth Osewe

November 20, 2015


Kenyan Woman Locked in Mental Asylum at Huddinge Hospital Appeals for Help

Young black woman, afro hairstyle, in urban background

Jay Wanja: “I am not crazy”

Jay Wanja, a Kenyan woman, has called KSB while in a state of panic saying that she needs help from fellow countrymen because her life is in danger. Wanja, who lives in Norsborg, Stockholm, said that she does not understand what is happening around her after she landed in a mental hospital in Huddinge where she was immediately locked up.

“I have been locked up now for more than one week and I have a long story to tell”, she told KSB. The woman said that she landed at the mental asylum after her close friends conspired and called police, saying that she had suddenly gone crazy.

“I am not crazy and I need help to get out of here as soon as possible. I fear for my life and the lives of my children”, she said, her voice shaking like someone who had just been frightened by a lion.

When asked why she wanted Kenyans to know that she was in a mental hospital, Wanja said that it is because she needs help from friends to save her life and the lives of her children. She believes that since she is not crazy, she will be subjected to medication at the hospital, a move which, she said, might see her go mental for real. “This should not be allowed to happen”, she thundered.


Wanja accused four Kenyans – two men and two women – of masterminding an operation which exposed her to African witchcraft aka ndumba and that when she started resisting the advancing sheitanis, they called police and convinced them that she was crazy. The police immediately transported her to Huddinge Mental hospital where she was locked up and put under a 24 hour observation.

When KSB contacted the hospital to establish why she had been locked up, a Nurse said that she was not authorized by law to give any information about the health status of patients at the hospital. She added that only a next of kin can be privy to such information.

When KSB spoke to one of the Kenyans whom Wanja accused of conspiring against her, the Kenyan denied any conspiracy and said that the woman was sick.

“Wanja had started locking herself in the house and the decision to seek help from authorities was done in conjunction with her children”, the Kenyan told KSB. The Kenyan said that by the time she was taken away, Wanja had developed “a distorted sense of smell” in a way that everything smelt rotten including water. “Something had to be done”, he said.

Four Kenyans at Stockholm’s Mathare

The Kenyan added that a few years ago, Nyambu, a Kenyan, murdered her two children after locking herself in the house for two weeks without help. “By calling for the intervention of the authorities, we were trying to help”, the Kenyan said. “If someone had intervened in the case of Nyambu, her children could still be alive today”, he said. After she murdered her kids, Nyambu was declared mentally ill and after a few years in rehab, she was deported to Kenya to chill and banned from entering Sweden for good.

It is known that one of the Kenyans the woman accused of being part of the conspiracy lives with her in the same flat while a woman she also accused of being the brain-box behind her tribulations is known to be one of her best friends and long-term ally.

A source close to the family told KSB that the woman has “not yet been certified as crazy” and that she was still under observation until next week when her case will be decided.

In the past one year, three Kenyans (two adults and one teenager) have had to be admitted at a mental facility in Stockholm after their lives turned upside down without notice. One adult remains locked, the second adult is free and appears to be going about her normal business while the teen-ager was declared a drug addict and placed on rehab.

Tough life in Sweden, unemployment, unending debts, family crisis, over-expectation by family members back home, sell-out by friends, rampant racism, discrimination, social isolation, unexpected twists and turns in life such as homelessness and threats of ISIS terror in Stockholm are causing some Kenyans to turn into alcoholism and drug addiction to escape from reality.

In the process, some members of the community are contemplating suicide, others landing on rehab centers while others are either going mental or are in different stages of mental break-downs. This is a tragedy!

Okoth Osewe  

November 20, 2015


How Was Kenya’s Social Media Fooled That Sheila is Senator Wetangula’s Daughter?


Sheila: Beautiful “Wetangula’s daughter” in Stockholm

The only plausible explanation is that “it was Social Media” where verification of news and information is usually the last item on the Editor’s agenda. Here, sensation rules supreme and anything goes. A while ago, it was the turn of Sheila Wetangula to grab the headlines repeatedly on numerous social medias that willingly carter for the capricious appetites of Kenyans thirsting for scandal, hot gossip, odd news, humour, socialite life-styles and other unpublishable news shunned by mainstream media.

For days, blogs struggled to outdo each other in reporting the news and the headline grabber was non other than the Kenya-Stockholm sugar girl – Sheila Wetangula. Since she arrived in Stockholm from Norway many years ago, Sheila has cultivated for herself a sophisticated but surreptitious life-style only known to a tiny inner core that she has come to trust over the years.

Although KSB has written mountains of stories about her incognito, the Kenyan social media only discovered her the other day. The difference is that the profile she was assigned by social media was totally different from what is publicly known in Kenya-Stockholm. For readers just checking in, Sheila was presented in social media as the cute daughter of Senator Moses Wetangula while in Stockholm, debate as to whether or not she is Wetangula’s sister is still raging.

When she first burst into the scene in Kenya-Stockholm, Sheila appeared to have been swimming in a sea of money and living the life of what can today be described as the life of a socialite. At that time, she talked freely about her background especially to KSB and for those who know where to look, her personal history is embedded somewhere in the deep KSB.

Sheila was bearing the name of “Wetangula”, and with the huge amount of cash that was at her disposal, many Kenya-Stockholmers naturally developed a strong curiosity around her personal metamorphosis – from the “Wetangula DNA” in Kenya to a guest in Norway then to a Kenya-Stockholmer with millions to spend.

It is at that point that Sheila began to open up her intriguing autobiography during sporadic “swallow episodes” surrounded by professional guzzlers of wines and spirits, juicy products that were flowing freely like the Niagara Falls. With time, Sheila quickly developed a network of friends before she opened her struggle for papers when her natural extrapolations informed her that Sweden fitted the description of what she could call home. As she embarked on her struggle for mapeps, she also begun to retreat slowly from the Kenya-Stockholm social scene, a complicated environment that needs time and skill for survival.


Riding smooth as Kenyans Sweat it out!

One outstanding feature about Sheila is that she is not shy. Just like many Kenya-Stockholmers will testify, she openly told Kenyans that she is Senator Wetangula’s sister while she also talked openly about circumstances that had landed her in Sweden. KSB will not repeat these histories here because it is a long story. At that time, the amount of money she was spending openly somehow resonated with her explanation about her connection to Wetangula for where else could she be getting the huge amount of cash if she didn’t have some big fish in Kenya who was supplying then kronazz?

Be that as it may, some “gossip masterminds” who tended to doubt her story-line “because it was mixed up” decided to verify the facts independently. It was mixed up because she had also said that before she left Kenya, she had inherited property worth $1 million from a former white boyfie (related to the Lord Delemare family) who passed away. In her own words, the cash she was spending was part of this inheritance and this explanation somehow downplayed the theory that Wetangula was sending cash.

For the gossip masterminds, investigations started from the most unlikely source but which apparently, could have been the most reliable under the circumstances. For a long time, and before Sheila’s arrival, Kenya-Stockholm’s veterans knew that Weta had a side-dish back in Kenya whose brestacles he used to fondle during out- of-the box escapades. Somehow, things got hot and this hot breeder converted Weta into a fresh “zero-grazing dad”.

Weta had been firing out of his designated pen. It is another long story but to cut it short, the chick later settled in Sweden with her brilliant Weta-copycat-son. Apparently, when the masterminds tracked her down and sweet-talked her for info, she allegedly confirmed that Sheila was related to Weta along the lines she (Sheila) had described. Subsequent storos brought by Omundu kwa Omundu who had direct links with Weta also brought the matter to rest although according to Omundu, she was Weta’s cousin. However, the notion peddled by social media that Sheila is Weta’s daughter is totally knew and Sheila herself knows the truth!

For the last five years, Sheila has been living a rather quiet life. The social media storos seem to have been ignited by The Kenya Daily Post which went to Sheila’s Facebook page and after noticing her Weta name, baptized her “Weta’s daughter” and from there, it was just a matter of time before the storo caught fire online. Much of the photos in social media were plucked from her Facebook page, probably without her permission.

It is understandable that Sheila has never tried to correct the storo for who doesn’t want publicity? As she enjoys attention from Kenya’s blogosphere, Weta may be scooping his part of the bargain as the father of a 29 year old daughter living a care-free and lavish life-style in Stockholm! As Jeff Koinage would put it, “We can only sit back and enjoy the sensation. The one and only Sheila has set Kenya’s blogosphere on faya!” The following is a list of some of the blogs which have not been left behind in “breaking news” about Wetangula’s beautiful daughter! Click to access the storo as published by the blogs.

Nairobi I Wire I Niaje Ristobase I Kenya Crazy Media I Inlive News I Nyumbani TV I Mashada Enews I The Trend I Mpasho I Wurila I Kenya Daily Post I Kenya Latest News I CnYakundi I iKenya News I Viral Donge I Afroparazi I Newspic I Info Okoa I News Africa News I

Okoth Osewe

November 13, 2015


Kenya Army Involved in Sugar Smuggling Racket in Somalia

kenya armyNairobi (AFP) – Kenya’s army is involved in a $400-million sugar smuggling racket in Somalia that also funds the Al-Qaeda militants it is supposed to be fighting, a report alleged Thursday. Far from fighting the Shebab, Al-Qaeda’s East Africa affiliate, the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) are, “in garrison mode, sitting in bases while senior commanders are engaged in corrupt business practices,” said the investigation by Nairobi’s Journalists for Justice rights group.

The report is based on months of research conducted in Somalia and Kenya, including interviews with serving Kenyan officers, United Nations officials, Western intelligence sources, sugar traders, porters and drivers.

The report also accused Kenyan troops of “widespread” human rights abuses — including rape, torture and abduction — and conducting air strikes “targeting crowds of people and animals” rather than the militant training camps it claims to bomb. Kenyan army spokesman, Colonel David Obonyo, denied the allegations, insisting Kenyan soldiers were fighting hard as part of the 22,000-strong African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

“We are not involved in sugar or charcoal business,” said Obonyo. “How can you sit down with Shebab one minute, and the next you are killing each other?”
View gallery Kenya’s army has denied repeated allegations of war profiteering since invading Somalia in 2011 after a string of kidnappings of tourists and aid workers blamed on the Shebab.

In the years since, Shebab attacks in Kenya have grown in number and scale — including the killing of at least 67 people at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall in 2013 and the massacre of 148 people at a university in Garissa in April — with the militants saying the attacks are retaliation for the Kenyan military presence in Somalia and “war crimes” committed by Kenyan troops.

Persistent allegations of Kenyan military involvement in illegal business dealings in Somalia first emerged soon after the army occupied the southern port town of Kismayo in 2012, where it took control of a stockpile of millions of sacks of charcoal.

Successive reports by the UN Monitoring Group — which investigates terrorist financing and infringements of an arms embargo — have detailed the joint role of KDF, the Shebab and the local Jubaland administration in the illegal export of charcoal.

The most recent annual report, published last month, also referred to KDF involvement in the illegal sugar trade. Journalists for Justice estimates the total value of illegal sugar smuggling to Kenya at between $200 million and $400 million.

Its investigators found that KDF taxes every sack of charcoal that leaves and every sack of sugar that arrives at Kismayo, earning an estimated $50 million (46 million euros) a year. The Jubaland administration and the Shebab also tax charcoal and the sugar trucks driving from Kismayo to the Kenyan border at Dhobley-Liboi.

“The illicit conflict economy is benefitting both Al-Shebab and those ostensibly opposing them,” the report said. The group accuses an unnamed “high ranking military official” of running a sugar smuggling network that enjoys “the protection and tacit cooperation” or Kenya’s political leaders.

“The corruption and human rights abuses undermine Kenya’s goals in Somalia, provide funds to Al-Shebab, and ultimately result in the deaths of hundreds of innocent Kenyans,” the report said.


November 12, 2015


Former Kenya-Stockholmer Abonyo Odada Passes On: Open House Daily/Prayer Meeting on Sat 14/11

abonyo odada is deadWith great sorrow and sadness, the family of Mr. Oyuga Odada hereby announces the passing of Mr. Abonyo Odada, a former Kenya-Stockholmer, who has just passed away in Kenya. The late Abonyo is the elder brother of Ochieng Nyambok, Abonyo Omiti, Oyuga Odada and Magak Odada who all reside in Stockholm.

The late Abonyo passed away in Kenya after a short illness. According to a family source who spoke to KSB soon after receiving the sad news, Abonyo had no known illness but suddenly became unwell at his home village in Kabondo after which he was rushed to hospital.

“He developed chest pains at home and soon begun to experience difficulty in breathing. He was then rushed to hospital where he passed away”, the source told KSB.

Following the sad and shocking news, an “Open House” has been set up daily at Odada’s residence at Olshammargsgatan 61 in Hagsätra. A major Prayer Meeting/Harambee will be held at the same venue on Saturday, 14th November 2015 from 14.00 sharp.

A Family Support Committee headed by Mr. Ochieng Nyambok has been set up to help the family cope with the shock that has struck the family and brought all activity to a standstill.

The late Abonyo, who was in his early seventies, was among the first Kenyans to arrive in Sweden in 1973 after the late James Wuod Maggero who landed in the sixties. In 1995, Abonyo returned to Kenya for good to start a new life in the village after decades in Sweden although he left many friends behind.

Obviously, Abonyo’s younger siblings are planning to travel to Kenya to bid farewell to a loved brother, a father, an uncle and a friend to many people who knew him as a principled man who never wavered when it came to speaking his opinion especially on controversial issues.

Abonyo, who was a vehicle mechanic and who worked in Sweden for many years in the same profession, was a fiercely independent person whose political views never resonated with both the sitting government and the opposition. His view was that both politicians in government and the opposition were of the same political character marked by political opportunism, sycophancy, hero worship and mediocrity.

Mr. Abonyo constantly regretted the low political consciousness of millions of Kenyans which, he believed, had obstructed the introduction of ideological politics in Kenya, allowing opportunists to peddle tribalism, nepotism and mega corruption under Kenya’s deformed capitalist system that has been in place since flag independence in 1963.

KSB sends deep condolences to the entire family of the late Abonyo. We hope that the family will find strength and courage to go through this very difficult and trying moment marked with grief.

The late Abonyo was loved by everybody who appreciated his forthrightness and will greatly be missed by relatives, friends and foes alike. He was a simple man who left the sophistication of cosmopolitan life in Europe to settle down in the humble simplicity of a back-water village in Kabondo, never to return to Sweden. May God rest Abonyo’s soul in Eternal Peace. For messages of condolences or further information, call: Odada at 0736932714 or Nyambok at 072296544.

Okoth Osewe

November 11, 2015


Uhuru Kenyatta Cannot Successfully Fight Corruption In Kenya

CORRUPT WAIGURUI often get a chill down my spine whenever I hear Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto repeat their now boring and tired rhetoric: “The Jubilee Government will crack the whip on corruption.” Take a look at Ruto’s past corruption allegations and Uhuru’s plush life, courtesy of his mom Mama Ngina’s and dad, Jomo Kenyatta’s alleged looting of public coffers, land grabbing, and massive killing of elephants for illegal ivory trade. Mama Ngina is listed online as the third richest woman in Africa worth $1 billion, with her family owning “Kenya’s largest dairy company Brookside Dairies, media company Mediamax, Heritage Hotels, Commercial Bank of Africa and hundreds of thousands of prime Kenyan land.”

Given the above background, Uhuru Kenyatta does not have the political will to fight corruption since his enormous wealth is based on it. Three foreign commissioners who were among Kenyan publishers of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report in May 2013, mentioned in a statement that the Office of the President had pressured them to delete paragraphs from their final report which documented witness accounts of irregular land distribution by Uhuru’s father, first president Jomo Kenyatta, to his family, cronies and members of his Kikuyu ethnic group.

Some of the deleted paragraphs revealed Kenyatta had given his son “a large tract of government land which was, apparently, acquired without official approval and without compliance with legal procedures as a wedding gift in 1976.” Further, Kenyatta “unlawfully alienated to himself 250 acres of trust land on the coast that was supposed to be held by the government in trust for the people. Irregularly, President Kenyatta took all of Tiwi and Diani trust lands at the expense of local people who immediately became ‘squatters’ on the land and were subsequently evicted, rendering them landless and poor.”

With such allegations, Uhuru can never implement the TJRC report which directly implicates his family members and threatens his wealth, since it recommends repossession of all illegally acquired public land. It is also important to note that in 2013, the Jubilee-dominated National Assembly deleted a section in the TJRC Act of 2008, which had earlier prohibited MPs from altering the report, thus enabling political manipulation of its findings and recommendations.

Roots of corruption in public sector
Confusion reigns in Jubilee as each member shouts loud in defense of the government’s useless record against corruption. When you see Senator Kithure Kindiki, a distinguished professor of law kneeling down among Jubilee political thugs and praying that the International Criminal Court (ICC) should set free William Ruto, then you know Kenyan academics become stupid when they get elected as politicians. Another light-weight Jubilee debater is nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi, whose naïve take on corruption is just pathetic.

Corruption in the public service is traced back to the Ndegwa Commission, authorized by Jomo Kenyatta in 1970, and headed by then-governor of the Central Bank of Kenya Duncan Ndegwa, to investigate the appropriate structure and remuneration of the public service. A key recommendation of the Commission’s 1971 report was that public servants would be allowed to own private property and run businesses. However, it ran against the global trend that does not allow them to engage in private enterprise since “by owning private property or engaging in business, a public servant is likely to abuse his public position” (Odhiambo-Mbai, 2003, p. 121, in the African Journal of Political Science). Njonjo Kihuria avers that: “In fact, some of the richest people in this country were either cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, provincial commissioners, districts commissioners, district officers and parastatal chiefs, because they used their offices to privatise public wealth.” (The Star Newspaper, November 2, 2015)

The public-private nexus
Sebastian Gatimu, a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, recently published a comprehensive article titled: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Corruption’, which outlines the nexus between the public and private sector, in the perpetuation of corruption. “Kenya’s private sector has been listed among the world’s most corrupt. International audit firm Ernst & Young reported that one in every three Kenyan companies surveyed had paid bribes to win contracts. The survey, which is conducted in 59 countries, ranks Kenya behind Egypt, Nigeria and Namibia as economies where private sector corruption is most pervasive and tender award processes most distorted,” wrote Gatimu.

Meanwhile, an article in the Business Daily newspaper on November 9, 2015 titled: ‘Succession Wars Lift Lid on the wealth of Kenyatta Era Oligarchs’, mentioned that a Mr. Kathumba who was Jomo Kenyatta’s cook while he was prisoner in Kapenguria prison before independence, left a “50-acre prime land in Embakasi, next to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi estimated to be worth Sh3.5 billion.” It is only in Kenya where a mere cook can be a real billionaire, and not in Zimbabwean dollars.

The Standard newspaper has also run a piece titled: ‘Corrupt Kenyan Leaders to Face US Sanctions’ which states: “President Barack Obama’s government has warned Kenya’s leaders linked to corruption that they risked facing sanctions believed to include travel bans.” Obama has simply walked the talk he gave during his July 2015 trip in Kenya. Whereas Jubilee sycophants claim the West means nothing to them, and they do not care about American sanctions, they are internally bitter that Uhuru Kenyatta has engaged the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, as his chief adviser. However, they forget that Uhuru’s father had sucked up to the white folks and even sired a son, Peter Magana Kenyatta, by an English woman named Edna Clarke.

Uhuru belongs to the thoroughbred class: far from his die-hard peasant followers, and has married a half German, half Kikuyu woman. It is documented that Jomo Kenyatta was against the Mau Mau, who were Kikuyu freedom fighters whose large tracts of land had been grabbed by white colonialists. A report by journalist John Kamau indicated that Jomo Kenyatta had planned to deport hundreds of Kikuyus to the tsetse-fly infested Mpanda Settlement Scheme in Rukwa region of Tanzania, just 25 days after he had become prime minister in 1963. See

It is pointless to remain academic about Kenya’s corruption because available documents indicate its pervasiveness, yet the political class fuels it for personal gain. All the legal instruments are in place, yet Jubilee keeps blaming Opposition leader Raila Amolo Odinga, for their inept strategies in fighting corruption. Uhuru and Ruto are “political sons” of former Dictator Daniel arap Moi, whose 24-year plunder of Kenya’s economy is a case study of how NOT to be a leader. Further, in 2002, then-presidential candidate and now former president Kibaki had promised to stem corruption, but his ten-year record beat that of Moi. Uhuru Kenyatta, the selfie, PR president, was in the beginning quite vocal about fighting corruption and even created a web portal to directly engage Kenyans, yet he has hit a dead end in the process. His personal anti-corruption web portal never took off.

Although Gatimu recommends that: “To end corruption, African governments must urgently re-evaluate the role of public and private sector and come up with stringent regulations to curb the menace” all the ethical provisions enacted to curb corruption during Kibaki’s tenure in office, currently mean nothing for Uhuru’s administration. In 2013, five out of the 18 Cabinet Secretaries (CSs) nominated by Uhuru and William Ruto and vetted by the National Assembly, were suspended in march 2015. Suspended CS Davis Chirchir, a Ruto ally linked to the Chicken-gate Scandal, has been vetted once again and cleared of all corruption allegations, yet the public money reportedly lost under his watch has not been accounted for. In conclusion, Uhuru and Ruto have no moral grounds to fight against corruption, since they personally continue to gain from it.

Jared Odero

November 4, 2015


“Wazungu Wapewe” Presents: Bobo Sukari and Kababa Nkomba: 6/7 Nov

Dekula Band ” Tangila Ngoma”


Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Date: 06-07/Nov/2015
Time: 21.00-01.00
Addr: Swedenborgsg. 20
Pendel: Södra station

November 2, 2015


Deadline For Cargo Delivery at Lawi Shipping in Stockholm is Tuesday, November 10th 2015

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After their first consignment safely arrived in Kenya,  Lawi Shipping International container packing for the second shipping is here. According to the Company, the next consignment leaves for Kenya at the end of November and this is an appeal to all prospective clients who wish to have their cargo on board to get in touch as soon as possible. The new deadline when cargo has to be packed in November 10th 2015. The cargo will be dropped in Nairobi.

For information to customers, cargo is either dropped at Högdalen for onward shipping or you can arrange to have it picked up at your residence any time. Call our pick-up center at 0700474138 for bookings.

Charges are as follows: Flyt Katong (moving box): 400kr (more than 5 boxes 300kr each); TV set 700kr no matter what size while if you want to book space, 1 Cube costs 2000kr. In case you need further clarifications on our offers, call us or send mail to: Once the cargo arrives in Kenya, the recipient is contacted and delivery arrangements made. Delivery time to Kenya is six weeks.

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October 27, 2015

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“Wazungu Wapewe” Presents: Bobo Sukari and Kababa Nkomba: 30-31 October

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Dekula Band”Ngoma Nzito”
Place: Lilla Wien”Little Nairobi”
Date: 30-31/10/2015
Time: 21.00-01.00
Addr: Swedenborgsg. 20
Pendel: Södra Station

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October 26, 2015


Confrontation Between Kenyan Lady and Racist Finnish Woman in the Streets of Finland

You Fu@king African Woman: Our Country is Like this Because You Are Black!

racist finnish woman

A Kenyan female resident of Espoo city in Finland, was on Friday morning on October 23, 2015, confronted by an unknown Finnish woman as she was on her way to the Leppävaara library to study for her examinations. The strange woman drove towards her as she stood on a pedestrian crossing around the Sello shopping center.

“A woman drove towards me and motioned with her hand for something. At first I thought that she was trying to tell me something. I thought that she was in trouble and needed help, or that she was trying to run over me. That is why I took up the license plate number, just in case”, said the Kenyan woman.

She then followed the car which had come to a halt close to the Leppävaara Health Centre. “I went to her and I asked what was going on. She said that I did not have to stand at the crosswalk. I explained to her that when the light is red, I have to pause as required for by law, until the lights change.”

After this, the Finnish woman began shouting at the Kenyan woman. “She was not at all sorry for what had happened, so I decided to videotape her. I shot directly at her. I was surprised to find that it did not bother her at all and that she wanted to be heard and that she knew exactly what she was doing.”

“You have zero” “I am a Finnish woman, you are fucking African woman. You do not mean anything, and you’re a zero. In my eyes you’re nothing. Do you know what is happening in our country? Why does everyone come to rape our country? We are in trouble because of the black people, it is the truth. Be prepared, because this country will become very racist”, warned the woman.

She said that she was not previously a racist, but now she is becoming like that. “No respect, no nothing. Try to live as people; do not use any social protection in order”, roared the Finnish woman.

In the meantime, the Kenyan woman mentioned that she is a practical nurse by profession and also asked why she was attacking her. “Why? Because you are black”, answered the Finnish woman.

Not the first time

The Kenyan woman says she has been in shock since the racist attack.

“The woman was completely unknown to me. I was scared, and I could not do anything else than to go to the police station to report, and to show the video to my friends. I did not cry, because this woman does not really know me. She saw me as someone who came to Finland to benefit from social security. She did not know that I have studied as a practical nurse”, the woman says. The Kenyan woman tells us that this was not the first time she encountered racism in Finland.

“It is painful to be treated like this. There are many ways to educate and help people from different cultural backgrounds to understand that we are all equal human beings. We have the right to speak, to be heard and to work, regardless of skin color.

She says that many Finns do not understand how hard it is to get a job, if one cannot speak the language. “In Finland, there are many skilled immigrants, but due to the language barrier, they either do not find work at all, or are working where limited skills in the Finnish language does not matter. It would indeed be a great help if the Finns would provide support for immigrants in their language studies. The anger comes at a cost.”

According to her, the evil caused by the energy of hate sometimes leads to action, as she got from Friday’s experience. “There are a lot of people who are dependent on social security, yes. Are they just foreigners? No. Finland has a lot of people who have lost their jobs and struggle to get back on their feet. But will it help by attacking immigrants? No.”

“If we do not train, accept and share ideas with each other, we cannot learn and develop. Young people should learn from us. They need to know that the economic situation is not good in Finland, but blaming immigrants is not a solution”, says the Kenyan woman.

Source: TIIA – MARIA Taponen

October 23, 2015


Latest: Raila Defends Aladwa Over Mashujaa Day Utterances

RAILA AND ALADWAOpposition leader Raila Odinga has defended ODM Nairobi County branch chairman George Aladwa over an alleged hate speech he made during a rally held in Kibra on Mashujaa Day. Raila said Aladwa’s name is “being dragged into politics by his political opponents” adding that he was innocent.

“Aladwa has done nothing wrong to provoke public outcry,” said Raila. Aladwa has been widely condemned by the public for utterances he made at the Kibera rally with politicians mainly from the ruling Jubilee coalition calling for his prosecution.

His address according to a video circulating on social media directs at creation of chaos come 2017 general elections. He is also heard saying that some people will have to die if the elections are stolen in Raila’s disfavour.

Aladwa has however, said his statement was misinterpreted since he meant that Raila’s supporters will die of joy if the opposition leader won the election. Speaking on Thursday in Thika during the funeral of wife of a freedom fighter Gitu wa Kahengeri, Raila urged politicians to stop mudslinging their political rivals to gain political mileage.

“Politicians should not play cheap politics to their rival politicians to earn public favours,” said Raila. Aladwa was arrested on Friday morning at the Railways Club in Nairobi by officers from the Criminal Investigations Directorate and taken to Kilimani police station for questioning.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko had ordered the CID to investigate the utterances made by Aladwa who was later released by the High Court on a Sh20,000 cash bail.


October 23, 2015


“Watu Lazima Wakufe Kiasi”: Hate Speech or Freedom of Expression?

Okoth Osewe

Okoth Osewe

The Swahili phrase “Watu lazima wakufe kiasi” used by former Nairobi Mayor at a political function in Nairobi has led to his arrest by the Flying Squad. At close examination, has the definition of “hate Speech” in Kenya been expanded. The following phrases incorporate “Watu lazima wakufe kiasi” but do they also constitute hate speech in Kenya?

#1 Mass unemployment leads to armed robberies and if no jobs are forth-coming, lazima watu wakufe kiasi

#2 Political assassinations are radicalizing Muslim youths. Without a stop, watu lazima wakufe kiasi

#3 As long as police continues to take bribes on Kenyan roads without action, watu lazima wakufe kiasi

#4 If fake election results are announced in 2017, lazima watu wakufe kiasi

#5 If El Nino comes without enough preparation, lazima watu wakufe kiasi

#6 For Raila to be President, lazima watu wakufe kiasi

#7 If the Aids virus cannot be contained, lazima watu wakufe kiasi

#8 Over-speeding on our roads is dangerous and if nothing is done, watu lazima wakufe kiasi

#9 Before malaria vaccine is discovered, watu lazima wakufe kiasi

#10. Selective justice will increase ethnic hatred in Kenya. With no action, watu lazima wakufe kiasi

#11. Corruption will lead to starvation of millions and if no action is taken, watu lazima wakufe kiasi

#12 If corruption in the health sector is not contained, diseases will thrive na watu lazima wakufe kiasi

#13 If tribalism is not ended in Kenya by 2017, there will be civil war na watu lazima wakufe kiasi

#AladwaArrested #Aladwa #WatuLazimaWakufeKiasi

Okoth Osewe

October 22, 2015

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Uhuru Kenyatta Will Have to Pay for the Sins He Has Commited to this Country Kenya


Ladies and gentlemen; I am happy to be back home ahead of the El Nino. I called to speak to you on the sorry state of affairs in our country, particularly our economy. Since Jubilee came to power, it has insisted that the economy is growing and Kenyans can sit back and relax. We in Opposition have warned that we are on the road to nowhere. We warned that jubilee is over borrowing, over spending and over stealing. We have warned that the cost of living is rising and Jubilee economics is testing our patience.

We raised alarm that the Jubilee Government had increased our public debt by Ksh.860 billion in one year, from Ksh.1.8 trillion to Ksh.2.6 trillion. This was an increase of 50 percent, the largest annual increase in our history. The Grand Coalition government increased the debt by Ksh.900 billion in the five years it was in office, an average of Ksh.190 billion. We warned that Jubilee was borrowing at almost five times the rate at which the Grand Coalition government borrowed.

When we raised questions, we were called names and told off in words that cannot be taken back. Political posturing, bickering and insults replaced honest debate. A lot of time and a lot of trust were lost.An ugly reality now mocks us. The National Treasury has acknowledged that it is facing a cash crunch due to a combination of domestic and international loan repayments falling due, slow collection of government revenue and demands for disbursements. But the wastage and inefficiency persists in government. The recovery and the job creation witnessed between 2003 and 2012 are disappearing. I have always believed that people are ready to handle the truth. So I wish to be honest with Kenyans, if the government won’t be. The truth is that our economy is underperforming. All of the 10 African countries whose economies are among the 20 fastest in the world are growing at 7 per cent plus.

They include: Liberia 10.4%, Niger 8.0%, Cote D’Ivoire 7.9%, Ethiopia 7.5%, Ghana 7.3%, Mozambique 7.2%, Tanzania 7.2%, Rwanda 7.1%, DRC 7.1%, Zambia 7.1%, Uganda 6.2%, Kenya 5.2%.

At 5.2 per cent, Kenya’s economy is number four within the East Africa Community. We are only better than Burundi. The idea that Kenya is the region’s biggest economy may soon be a myth. Tanzania will catch up with us in four years and become 20 per cent bigger economy by 2030.Last week, Imperial Bank was put under receivership. We last had collapsing banks in the 1990s when YK92 wreaked havoc on our nation. Things are bad at the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The media reported last week that investors at the NSE have lost another Sh60 billion in the last one month. This extended the losses to Sh530 billion since prices of shares started falling seven months ago. The market value of all outstanding shares at the NSE has shrunk by 20 per cent from Sh2.43 trillion in March to Sh1.90 trillion by the end of last week. The collapse of Imperial Bank and the losses at NSE indicate a possibility of capital flight. Our budget deficit stands at 10 per cent of the GDP and 18 per cent of revenue. Our public debt has doubled. Foreign debt has overtaken domestic debt. The external debts are mostly commercial and non-concessional. The cost of servicing our foreign debt is rising faster than domestic one largely as a result of huge commercial loans especially the Eurobond. But there is nothing to show for the big loans. We used to spend 4 per cent of our export revenue on servicing foreign debts. Now we spend 10 per cent. Last year, we were told that the Sh289 billion ($2.75 billion) Eurobond loan would stop government borrowing from domestic markets, thereby helping drive down interest rates.

Today, interest rates are at their highest in more than a decade, inflation has gone haywire, the government is broke and nobody is talking about Eurobond.
Debt servicing is taking one third of our revenue and it is rising. Our exports have stagnated. But imports are growing. The government is living beyond its means. One would have thought that when we are at the brink, we would see the bigger picture, be humbled by the reality and live up to our responsibilities. One would have thought that this reality would be reason to bridge the gap between far-flung positions and to bring about solutions in the interest of Kenya. Jubilee however sees this as just another moment for hubris, grandstanding, back passing and big talk. Jubilee refuses to agree that mega corruption in the end leaves even the big thieves with nothing to steal and nothing to pay workers like teachers. Sooner rather than later, the figures were going to refuse to add up. Let us be honest, teachers have not been paid, not because they went on strike but because the government is broke. The strike is the excuse. Counties are getting their money too late, if at all.We are only at the beginning of a long, bruising and miserable journey. It is upon the president to ensure that confidence returns both among the Kenyan people and to the Kenyan economy. Yet the President glossed over these issues yesterday. Mr President, we need a clear road map to put Kenya on the path to sustainable and equitable growth. As Opposition, we stand ready to support measures that will steady the economy and ensure respect for our nation. We are ready to support a growth strategy that takes Kenya where it belongs. We know the league this nation should be playing in. We demand a plan that creates a convergence; with productivity, job creation, fairness and inclusivity at the centre of our growth agenda. Mr President, provide Kenyans with a credible course for a stronger and better future. Present to Kenyans a credible system to ensure their bank savings remain safe.

Mr President, multiplication of institutions and putting the country on auto pilot will not deliver more or better results. The tribalism consuming our nation is sanctioned by your government through skewed public service appointments. We long pointed it out. You do not need a national values audit and a council of elders to end it as you said yesterday. Mr President, show Kenyans that you care. Think of the families thrown into uncertainty because their bread winners, serving our country as teachers, cannot be paid. Think of the thousands of suppliers of goods and services to your government whose businesses are collapsing because they have not been paid. Mr President, we demand stability for the Kenya shilling. Mr President, no wind will guide a sailor that has no destined port. Tell Kenyans where you are taking them, how you intend to get there and by when. You asked for, and acquired the mandate to steady, not to wreck the nation. Do not underestimate the urgency of the situation Kenya faces. Do not underestimate your imperative to act. Please get up and report on duty.


October 20, 2015


Tonny Gachoka’s “Bring It On” Contraption a Sign of Looming TNA-URP Political Divorce

rabid dog and spanner boyEvery time you see TNA’s rabid dog Moses Kuria or spanner boy Tonny Gachoka open their foul mouths apparently ”to articulate their opinions”, get it right – they are either vomiting the opinions of Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta or simply defecating the official position of State House on a sensitive or controversial issue.

Finally, Gachoka has delivered the critical message (to William Ruto and his URP subordinates) that has only been heard in whispers before – that TNA is done with URP and that William Ruto can as well go to hell.

In a surprise national broadcast on KTN where he was hosted by Jeff Koinange, Uhuru’s cousin, Gachoka unambiguously told Ruto and his URP MPs that they were holding Uhuru Kenyatta hostage and that as far as the Kenyatta camp was concerned, “enough is enough”.

Gachoka’s unexpected outburst came in the wake of an equally mesmerizing babble a few weeks ago by Moses Kuria to the effect that he, Kuria, working in cahoots with other accomplices, fixed William Ruto at the ICC.

The key difference between Kuria’s babble and Gachoka’s outburst is that while Kuria was allegedly trying to fix the purported  uncertainty that surrounded the identity of the real “Ruto fixers” at the ICC, Gachoka’s perplexing intervention was designed to deliver the message that the political alliance between TNA and URP is as dead as a dodo. What is more?

Gachoka’s tacit message was delivered using tit-bits borrowed from Kuria’s “Ruto fixing” script. In no uncertain terms, and as if Gachoka’s intervention was a calculated extension of Kuria’s rant, Gachoka told Ruto and his URP bootlickers to stop the balderdash that Uhuru fixed Ruto at the ICC. Gachoka said that Ruto should emulate Uhuru Kenyatta by clearing his own name like Uhuru Kenyatta who did so without blaming anybody for his personal woes.

“Uhuru cleared his name in the ICC and DP Ruto should do that as well,” Gachoka thundered as Jeff egged him to continue “setting the bench on fire”. In his name-clearing strategy, Uhuru exploited the State machine to systematically intimidate, bribe or kill witnesses, a strategy that Ruto has been unable to duplicate because Uhuru’s clowns at State House have refused him access to relevant State resources.

A far-fetched interpretation of Gachoka’s unprovoked advice to Ruto on name-clearing at ICC could not have been relevant had Gachoka not crossed the red line. While linking his advice to Ruto to carry his own ICC cross, Gachoka went out of his way to send a strong warning, not just to Ruto, but to the entire Kalenjin community who voted for Uhuru Kenyatta to a man.

In no uncertain terms, Gachoka said that “If Kalenjins think they gonna blackmail Uhuru with this fixing shenanigans, then we will tell them to bring it on”. The “we” was a reference to Mount Kenya Mafia cartel which runs State House, controls government policy and dictates the national looting agenda. In retrospect, it is like Gachoka was sent by the Mafia to ensure that he crossed the Rubicon from the point of view of the rapidly collapsing TNA-URP relations.

An additional message Gachoka delivered was that he had established a lobby group baptized “Bring It On” whose principle agenda is “to campaign and bring ordinary people who are not in politics… to bring out the achievements that this government has been able to achieve under the leadership of the President Uhuru Kenyatta so that people can be able to look at rhetoric and the evidence… how much development has been done in terms of improving the livelihoods of Kenyans”, Gachoka told Koinange.

Two developments that prompted Gachoka’s outbursts
To underline the seriousness of the lobby group, Gachoka brought along a T-shirt with the “Bring It On” slogan. What was telling was the red colour of the T-shirt, the official colour of TNA, Uhuru Kenyatta’s party.

The timing of Gachoka’s message was not accidental neither could the move be viewed as a cheap publicity stunt by Gachoka through exploitation of the Ruto fixing debate. This is because Gachoka surfaced after two significant developments – intense propaganda campaign by ODM that Uhuru Kenyatta fixed Ruto at the ICC and leaks from State House that Ruto had blocked an imminent Cabinet reshuffle because the DP was not happy with certain names in the reshuffle list.

After ODM released a ten-point Statement outlining the pathogenesis of Ruto’s fixing at the ICC by Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies, State House went into panic mode because the points ODM raised appeared incontrovertible. To demonstrate the “panic

"Sky Team's" Whatsapp leak

“Sky Team’s” Whatsapp leak

level” within the Uhuru camp following the explosion of ODM’s ten-point missile, a leaked Whatsapp message from the “Sky Team” (which dabbles as Jubilee’s “Kitchen Cabinet” in Parliament) captured the tension. Duale, Jubilee’s North-Eastern hawk and member of “Sky Team”, was quoted as saying that “I am still in nightmares over the ten points”. When spanner boy Gachoka rushed on TV with his freshly cobbled “Bring It On” contraption, he was on a mission to address a more serious reality about Ruto and URP.

For the first time since Jubilee was assembled and rigged to power, Ruto was flexing his muscles as an equal stake-holder in the fragile Coalition. Apparently, he had blocked the appointment of several TNA personalities/allies to the cabinet including: Julius Karangi, former Chief of General Staff, Charles Nyachae, Chairman of the Committee on the Implementation of the Constitution, Gideon Mung’aro, Malindi MP among other changes.

Why Kalenjin may not follow Ruto into Jubilee again
The rejections came hot on the heels of haphazard URP statements that the party was ready to quit Jubilee if TNA failed to help free Ruto from his ICC quagmire. Calls by URP politicians that the party quit Jubilee is what propelled Mount Kenya Mafia cartel into a hurried formation of “Bring it On” before the “lobby group” was handed over to Gachoka to use in his mission to dare URP to quit the Coalition.

With Gachoka’s uncanny theatrics at the Jeff Koinange show, TNA seem to have understood that the Kalenjin support has waned after the Kalenjin ruling class was short-changed on the 50-50 power sharing deal reached ahead of the rigged 2013 elections.

This explains why TNA is seeking to appoint Charles Nyachae to the Cabinet (to woo the Kisii), Gideon Mung’aro (Coast) and why the baby faced Eugene Wamalwa was also appointed to the Cabinet (to woo the Luhyas). In their bid to seek an alternative to Ruto last week, TNA tried to elevate Gideon Moi to the level of a “Statesman” through a trip for a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni in Uganda although Gideon has done nothing at the national level to warrant recognition as a Statesman.

What TNA strategists do not understand is that the tactic of elevating specific sycophants from different ethnic groups to top positions in government as a means of looking for votes no longer works in Kenya after Moi used it recklessly during the one party dictatorship. In 2002, Moi appointed Musalia Mudavadi, a Luhya, as Vice President but this did not win him Luhya votes and his candidate, Uhuru Kenyatta lost the election.

Kalenjins followed William Ruto into Jubilee, not because they loved the Kikuyu but because they sympathized with Ruto who was stuck with his ICC case and whom they saw as a sacrificial lamb following the 2007 ethnic cleansing in the Rift Valley.

The Kalenjin followed Ruto into Jubilee because they benefited from this cleansing by killing the Kikuyu, chasing them from the Rift Valley and confiscating Kikuyu land which has never been returned to date. By following Ruto into Jubilee, the Kalenjin believed that the government would help Ruto defeat the ICC agenda while sharing power (on a 50-50 basis) with the Kalenjin ruling class, expectations which have evaporated as hopes are tied on prayers.

As for now, URP has been put on notice to quit Jubilee. However, “the politics of the stomach” will not allow URP to quit because such a move will cause the government to collapse at a time when URP politicians still have more than one year to eat.

As TNA continues to betray URP on almost every issue, the most possible scenario is that URP will continue to be in government while looking for alternative political alliances. Here, URP has very little political options because Nyanza, Western, Coast and Eastern provinces (which form the bulk of the voting block) are either gravitating towards CORD or are firmly in the Coalition.

TNA is in a more difficult situation because if it loses URP, it is impossible to envision how the party will find a political ally that might help it win elections in 2017 after the bigger ethnic groups have been scooped by CORD. Under the circumstances, the only way through which TNA can return to power with Uhuru Kenyatta as President is through election rigging.

Okoth Osewe
Secretary General
Kenya Red Alliance (KRA)

October 15, 2015


Lawi Shipping International Second Cargo Consignment Leaves at End of October 2015

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October 14, 2015


Ten Reasons Why Uhuru Kenyatta Will Never Rescue William Ruto From His ICC Problems


Politically, William Ruto is of no value to the Kikuyu ruling class

Since Gatundu MP Moses Kuria exhumed the “William Ruto fixing” debate by claiming that he master-minded the operation, a lot of hoopla centering on “who fixed who” has saturated both the Kenyan mainstream media and Social media alike. The contradictions surrounding the accusations from Jubilee honchos notwithstanding, the callousness with which Jubilee attack dogs are pointing fingers at Cord leader Raila Odinga “as the fixer” is, at best, stupefying. What is the embarrassing reality which Jubilee clowns keep avoiding?

The answer is that the fixing of Ruto has divided Jubilee along party lines with Uhuru’s inner circle hoping that Ruto will be locked at the Hague for the better part of his life while Ruto’s URP functionaries beating the drums for Ruto’s rescue by the Jubilee government regardless of what it takes. In this mix-up of intentions, State House strategists know that Uhuru will never help Ruto because of long term political objectives and Kikuyu ruling class survival strategies. Why is William Ruto alone?

1. Uhuru Kenyatta and his TNA party cannot help Ruto because they are done with him politically. TNA’s big-wigs know that the Party will not be returning to William Ruto to help mobilize the Rift Valley vote in 2017 because they know and understand too well that the Kalenjin will never support Ruto for a second time if the Presidential candidate is Uhuru Kenyatta. Why? This brings us to point number two.

2. Under the Jubilee power sharing deal, TNA knows that it has not only dumped the deal in the bin but has also betrayed the Kalenjin ruing class on the 50-50 power sharing agreement reached before the rigged 2013 elections. Under the circumstances, Ruto is of no use politically because he has no following in the Rift Valley as long as he continues to follow Uhuru Kenyatta. He cannot therefore be rescued from the ICC because in 2017, he is likely to create more havoc to TNA when he is a free man than when locked at ICC.

3. Although TNA is not counting on Ruto come 2017, Kenyatta’s kitchen cabinet is at peace. This is because for them, the 2017 elections will be rigged pronto. Even if they don’t have the theoretical Kalenjin-Kikuyu fake numbers to create version two of “tyranny of numbers”, the 2017 election will have to be rigged because for the Kikuyu ruling class, there is no way that power will be handed over to a non-Kikuyu. With or without Ruto, the ethnic agenda of Kikuyu hegemony in Kenya will prevail and for this reason, rescuing Ruto is an issue which is not and will never be on the table.

4. For TNA, trying to rescue Ruto from his ICC woes can be a suicidal move because doing so would also mean implicating several top ranking Kikuyus (together with their networks inside and outside government) who helped in Ruto’s fixing. For State House operatives, such a move is damn dangerous because already, the name of Uhuru Kenyatta is convincingly featuring as one of Ruto’s fixers and if Ruto is to be rescued, the move would endanger Uhuru Kenyatta whose alleged role in Ruto’s fixing would open a Pandora’s Box with the huge risk of rekindling Kenyatta’s case at the ICC. This is why TNA would prefer that Ruto carry his own cross.

5. At the propaganda level, trying to rescue Ruto would result in a huge loss for TNA because even before the 2013 elections, both TNA and URP were linking Ruto’s fixing to Raila Odinga, Cord leader. An abrupt U-turn in the name of rescuing Ruto would leave Raila Odinga triumphant and vindicated. The impact of Raila scooping the prize as the truth teller on the Ruto-ICC case is the ultimate Frankenstein that the Kikuyu ruling class does not want to create because they will not be able to deal with it. For Kenyatta’s kitchen cabinet, it would be better to abandon Ruto to deal with his political problems other than risk a move that would leave Raila Odinga celebrating with his supporters and demonizing the Kikuyu ruling class.

6. Majority of lumpen Kikuyus and a huge section of their Kalenjin counterparts have been brainwashed by the Jubilee establishment that the problems facing William Ruto can only be resolved through national prayers. Although several prayers (as opposed to killing of witnesses which worked for Kenyatta) have not yielded results, the mantra of prayers for Ruto continue to sustain the illusion (in the minds of the brainwashed) that a divine intervention to rescue Ruto is possible. Under the circumstances, popping up with an agenda to rescue Ruto will not only “confuse the masses” but also complicate the established narrative which has tended to distance TNA members and Uhuru Kenyatta from Ruto’s ICC problems.

7. Another issue is that any open attempt by TNA to rescue Ruto will be an admission that the Kikuyu ruling class (with Kenyatta at the top) fixed Ruto at the ICC, making it possible for them to rescue him. At the outset, this reality will not go down well within the consciousness of the Kalenjin because the fundamental argument will be that if the Kikuyu ruling class (led by Uhuru Kenyatta) could fix Ruto at the ICC, use him to mobilize the Kalenjin for election rigging in 2013, short-change him on the 50-50 power sharing deal, reduce his powers as Vice president and mobilize Kalenjins for fake prayers across the country, what else can they do? Casting the Kalenjin on this line of thought is not welcome at the moment within the decision makers at State House because after cheating, using and dumping Ruto, State House has quietly been trying to seduce Gideon Moi, hoping to convert him into a new Ruto ahead of 2017. Unfortunately, Gideon has been a reluctant girl because he does not have Kalenjin support while Ruto’s tribulations at the hands of the Kikuyu ruling class is a warning that that the minion Gideon might not succeed where the “dexterous” Ruto has failed.

8. Ruto has presidential ambitions in 2022 and his strongest inspiration is that the Kikuyu ruling class will mobilize the entire House of Mumbi to support him. For the Kikuyu ruling class, Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambition is, simply put, “mission impossible”. Every time Ruto mentions his presidential ambitions (especially in public), the inner core of the Kikuyu ruling class giggle because they know that they succeeded in planting “mission impossible” in Ruto’s head. Trying to rescue Ruto from the ICC also means keeping him around to be in the political lime-light and, by implication, promoting “mission impossible”. For this ruling class, a better mathematical calculation is one which could see Ruto locked for 50 years at the Hague because such an outcome would allow them to plan better for the 2017 election rigging and the 2022 fresh Kikuyu take-over. For this reason, and for the Kikuyu ruling class Mafia, trying to rescue Ruto will be political suicide, both on a short term and on a long term. It is a no go area.

9. Quietly, and within the Kikuyu inner circle, there is a general admission that despite working with Ruto because of political expediency, this son of Rift Valley was responsible for the killing of hundreds of Kikuyus, raping of Kikuyu women, burning of their houses and eviction of Kikuyu madoadoas from the Rift Valley using Joshua Sang as broadcaster. Quietly and away from the cameras, top Kikuyus concur that Ruto needs to suffer “because of his sins”. It is this belief that led the Kikuyu ruling class to “fix Ruto” during the dictatorship of Mwai Kibaki, a Kikuyu who opened State resources to be used to fix Ruto when Ruto was still supporting Raila Odinga. The will to rescue Ruto from his ICC problems is therefore not there.

10. For the Kikuyu ruling class, sacrificing Ruto is the easier option. Apart from the risk of exposing other top Kikuyus to danger in any rescue attempt, the evidence that was gathered by NIS against Ruto (and that was used by the Waki Commission) is written on stone. If Ruto is to be rescued, how will the hard facts be twisted, who will do it and who will deal with any unpredictable reaction from Kenyans and the world if a whole government turns around to try and distort the truth in a case of crimes against humanity before the ICC? If the rescue mission fails and Ruto ends up in jail at ICC, who will deal with the aftermath? The uncertainties are just too much for TNA and this is why Uhuru Kenyatta will never come to Ruto’s rescue.

Regardless of whether or not Ruto is jailed, what should worry Kenyans more is the grand plan by the Kikuyu ruling class to rig the 2017 elections (through thick and thin). What should even be more worrying is their “Plan B” to hand over power to the military (under the control of a Kikuyu) if election rigging flops and mass action begins.

Although Kenyans should be preparing for an election, there is reason for the nation to also prepare for a possible election rigging and a possible military rule. The children of Mumbi have stolen too much wealth from the government and they will never hand over power voluntarily. In history, a ruling class which has stolen wealth in the proportion that the Kikuyu ruling class has done; has killed, massacred, assassinated, executed and violated the human rights of its citizens at the proportion the Kikuyu ruling class has done; has kept millions in poverty and in a permanent state of deprivation has never been known to quit power through democratic means. This perspective should make Ruto’s problems at the ICC of little concern to the Kenyan nation.

Okoth Osewe
Secretary General
Kenya Red Alliance (KRA)

October 13, 2015


Ruto Fixing and Why the Jubilee Government is Sinking in Political Quicksand

uhuru fixed rutoUhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto formed a political coalition to protect themselves from trials at the International Criminal Court (ICC) which had charged them with serious crimes against humanity, for allegedly participating in the post-election violence (PEV) in 2007-08. The two have no record of fighting for anything to liberate Kenyans. For instance, William Ruto opposed the Constitutional referendum in 2010, yet in 2013, he swore to defend it as Deputy President. Uhuru too, has already used his position as President to abuse sections of the new Constitution, in attempts to revive the imperial presidency of his father’s reign of terror.

So far, Uhuru and Ruto’s Jubilee Government is associated with corruption, wastage of public funds, tribalism, nepotism, cronyism and lack of patriotism. Uhuru’s massive wealth is as a result of his parents’ alleged looting of Government coffers, including illegal poaching and selling of elephant tusks by his mother, Mama Ngina. Ruto began as a small-time poultry farmer, yet he is now a billionaire whose wealth-building is linked to massive financial scandals as a politician. Where were Uhuru and Ruto during the clamor for multiparty politics in the early 1990s? Uhuru joined four young Kenyans to demand for more political space during Dictator Moi’s brutal presidency, and supported then-presidential candidate Kenneth Matiba, in 1992. Nonetheless, he was a member of Moi’s ruling party, the Kenya African National Union (KANU), during his first attempt to become a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1997.

Ruto on the other hand, was Organizing Secretary of the dreaded Youth for KANU ’92 (YK92), which was a group formed to support Moi in the 1992 presidential election. According to online information, YK92 “was widely accused of being complicit in ethnic violence directed at Kikuyu residents in southern and central parts of Rift Valley Province up to and after that elections under the guise of majimbo.” Uhuru and Ruto’s political background is well-cemented in the ideals of Kenya’s former ruling party, KANU, which was essentially dictatorial and corrupt, under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi.

The recent revelation by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria that he was part of a team which ‘fixed’ William Ruto at the ICC, was earth-shattering and has revived the old Kikuyu-Kalenjin political distrust, which got many Kikuyus evicted and killed by Moi’s brutal regime towards the presidential elections in 1992 and 1997. The PEV of 2007-08 was worse and though other non-Kalenjins were also victimized, it is the Kikuyu community (mostly in Kalenjin’s Rift Valley) that lost the highest number of lives.

ICC witness statements
Uhuru and Ruto did not spend time to reconcile the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities after the PEV. Instead, Ruto reportedly spent millions of Kenya Shillings buying off most of the former Kalenjin ministers and politicians away from Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Party (ODM). Those who did not follow him to his United Republican Party (URP) lost their parliamentary seats in the 2013 General Election.

Ruto’s case at the ICC has not changed and still reads: “Mr Ruto is accused of being criminally responsible as an indirect co-perpetrator pursuant to article 25(3)(a) of the Rome Statute for the crimes against humanity of: murder (article 7(l)(a)); deportation or forcible transfer of population (article 7(l)(d)); and persecution (article 7(l)(h)).” In response to the claims of Moses Kuria – the loose cannon of Jubilee, ODM drafted a 10-point statement indicating that: “We are here to restate the position we took this week that President Uhuru Kenyatta was fully aware of and funded the procuring of witnesses against his Deputy William Ruto. We also restate that contrary to what Jubilee is saying, Uhuru Kenyatta has done nothing to make sure the case facing Ruto, ends in Ruto’s favour.”

Pages 124-125 in the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber document for Ruto’s case filed on January 23, 2012 states: “339: In particular, Witness 8 recollected that Mr. Ruto said at the first planning meeting that the agenda was “to plan the war” and sensitize people for the plan. According to the same witness, in a meeting that took place on 15 April 2007 as well as in two subsequent meetings, Mr. Ruto and other members of the organisation said that they would “expel” or “evict” the Kikuyu, Kamba, and Kisii and Mr. Ruto took an oath “to kill [these] tribes mercilessly”. The witness describes Mr. Ruto’s commitment to eradicate the PNU supporters at any cost during an ODM rally in Kipkarren on 6 December 2007. Based on Witness 8’s testimony, Mr. Ruto said that “in case Kibaki wins the election the youths should barricade the streets, destroy the property and kill the Kikuyus”. The witness also testified that in a meeting held at Mr. Ruto’s house on 14 December 2007, Mr. Ruto made the crowd promise to kill the Kikuyu, Kamba, and Kisii.

340: This information is supported by the testimony of Witness 2 who quotes Mr. Ruto during a ceremony saying that “Kikuyu must be evicted from the Rift Valley”. The witness said that Mr. Ruto made a statement in the tribal language, which means “[l]et us remove the Kikuyu from our land, the Rift Valley”. In the witness’ comprehension, Mr. Ruto meant to get them out by using force which leads to death, destroying their houses “by arson to prevent them from coming back”.”

Kikuyu and Kalenjin leaders in Jubilee are at pains to counter ODM’s and particularly Raila’s statements which detail how Uhuru Kenyatta fixed Ruto. They are also aware that the wider Kalenjin community knows Ruto was fixed by Kikuyus who worked in Kibaki’s government and one of them, Nancy Gitau, is currently Uhuru’s chief advisor. Therefore, who fixed who and for what reason should not be Jubilee’s worry, since no matter how many prayer rallies and propaganda they spin against Raila Odinga, ICC witness testimonies against Ruto are so damning, only his defence team shall hopefully save him from being jailed in The Hague.

Jared Odero

October 6, 2015


The Absurdity of Jubilee Politicians’ “Prayer Rallies” for William Ruto

Jared Odero

The ongoing prayer rallies by the Jubilee politicians for William Ruto who is accused at the International Criminal Court (ICC) of murder, persecution and organizing attacks during the 2007-08 post-election violence (PEV) in Kenya, are sheer acts of absurdity. On February 21, 2009 an article in the Daily Nation titled “Ruto: Why I Prefer The Hague Route” specifically quoted William Ruto saying: “Kofi Annan should hand over the envelope that contains names of suspects to the International Criminal Court at The Hague so that proper investigations can start. Mr. Annan should allow us to move forward. We cannot just get stuck in one place addressing the same thing.” The statement confirmed that Ruto preferred to have his case taken to The Hague. Why then, are the Jubilee clowns praying for his acquittal?

Although the ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has already closed Ruto’s case and awaits his defense team to begin defending him, Jubilee sycophants believe that political theatrics in the name of prayers will rescue him. The prayers include speeches that insult former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, calling him the real cause of the PEV, and that he should be the one facing trial. Recently, their proverbial wag Moses Kuria claimed he had earlier teamed up with former Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua to solicit ICC witnesses against Ruto. Karua quickly got the High Court to slap a gag order on him not to issue statements connecting her to such allegations.

The article mentioned above further states: “Mr Ruto’s latest stand contradicts the position of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, leader of his ODM party, who prefers a local tribunal. A government motion to set up a special local tribunal was defeated in Parliament earlier this month, raising the possibility that suspects whose names were given to Mr Annan in a sealed envelope by the Waki Commission could be taken to The Hague for trial.”

If Raila Odinga preferred a Kenyan tribunal for the PEV cases, why are the Jubilee clowns fooling Kenyans that he took Ruto’s case to the ICC? There is a lot of foolishness in these politicians who believe the ICC is like the Supreme Court of Kenya whose recent ruling in favor of the teachers’ salary increments was ignored by Uhuru Kenyatta. They often refer to the ICC as a political court which in their twisted minds, can be bribed in favor of their corrupt wishes. Meanwhile, many must sing Raila’s name to remain relevant, since they have nothing to offer their constituents.

Prayers for what?
Jubilee politicians normally herd poor Kalenjin and Kikuyu folks like cattle at the prayer rallies whose selfish agenda is for Ruto to be freed. These politicians should know that the ICC “is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system.”

Within Kenya, Ruto has been linked to numerous corruption scandals, yet the prevailing impunity in Government protects him from prosecution. Ironically, this prince of impunity troops to church every Sunday to worship God, which renders prayers a mere joke. Dictator Daniel arap Moi also worshipped in Church every Sunday, yet Kenyans suffered immensely under his corrupt leadership, and the country declined socio-economically.

Fatou Bensouda has now been allowed by the ICC trial judges to use recanted statements from five witnesses as evidence against William Ruto and former journalist Joshua arap Sang. On the matter of Raila Odinga having ‘fixed’ Ruto at the ICC, the July 20, 2014 Daily Nation article titled “ICC: How Mutea Iringo Plotted to Fix Ruto” noted that: “Deputy President William Ruto’s defence Friday claimed Interior PS Mutea Iringo and the President’s advisor on political affairs Nancy Gitau recruited ICC witnesses to fix the DP. The two were alleged to have funded the witness protection programme, and coordinated recruitment of witnesses to provide evidence to the Waki Commission to implicate Mr Ruto and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.” William Ruto was fixed at the ICC mainly by former President Kibaki’s Mount Kenya allies, among whom are current senior government employees in Uhuru Kenyatta’s government, yet Moses Kuria and his Jubilee sycophants have refused to accept it.

By demonizing Raila Odinga, Jubilee is hoodwinking Kenyans that there is a Kikuyu-Kalenjin political unity, yet sadly, many surviving Kikuyu PEV victims in Rift Valley are neglected, live in pain and poverty, and are not being prayed for publicly.

The Prayer meetings are bogus and intended to massage Ruto psychologically after reality sunk in to the effect that with Bensouda having been permitted to use recanted evidence by witnesses who had been intimidated or corrupted by Jubilee, Ruto may be facing prison at the ICC. Jubilee is ignoring all proven facts and circumstances that landed Ruto at the ICC because they are bidding farewell to Ruto through the fake prayers, having understood that he may be locked in at the ICC. They keep blaming Raila Odinga for Ruto’s ICC problems because without embedding Raila’s name in the narrative, the propaganda value of the dumb political exercises across the country are reduced to zero.

Jared Odero

September 28, 2015

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“Wazungu Wapewe” Presents: Kababa Nkomba, Bobo Sukari and Yaya Sella: 2-3 October


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Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga chilling on the arms of a “Stockholm Babe” surrounded by massive Swedish security on the dance floor.

Dekula Band “Ngoma Ya Kilo”
Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Date: 02-03/Oct/2015
Add: Swedenborgsg.20
Pendel: Södra station

September 25, 2015

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Aljazeera’s New and Shocking Evidence of Kenyatta’s Killing Squads: Killing Kenya

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Last December, an Al Jazeera network investigation examined shocking claims that the government of Kenya has been running secret police death squads, tasked with assassinating suspected terrorists and criminals.  At the time the Kenyan government strongly refuted the allegations but reports and rumours in Kenya about extra judicial killings have continued to proliferate.

Ten months on, People and Power asked Mohammed Ali, one of Kenya’s top independent investigative journalists, to find out why.   In Killing Kenya, last night’s deeply worrying film, Ali discovers that mysterious killings are indeed continuing, amid an apparent culture of impunity that has left the Kenyan security forces open to suspicions that they are unaccountable and seemingly out of control.

In the capital Nairobi alone last year, the police killed 127 Kenyans. That’s a fatal shooting every three days. Over 1,500 Kenyan citizens have been killed by the police since 2009 and statistically Kenyans are currently five times more likely to be shot by a policeman than a criminal.

In the aftermath of almost every one of these episodes, the police account has been the same: the dead men were armed, dangerous and in the process of attacking the public or officers of the law. In other words, the use of lethal force by the police is routinely justified either as self-defence or as having been necessary to protect the Kenyan public from grievous harm.

But Ali hears from the Independent Medico-Legal Unit, a group of leading Kenyan pathologists dedicated to investigating human rights abuses. It has found that the evidence held in medical records, witness statements and even the police’s own accounts show that only 10 percent of these shootings actually came in a bid to preserve life. As many as three quarters of police shootings in Kenya, say critics, could instead be classified as something more sinister; as possible summary executions, where a person accused of a crime is killed on apprehension or instead of arrest without benefit of a full and fair trial.

Even the Kenyan Army, seen by most Kenyans as less corrupt and more trustworthy than the police, is now allegedly implicated in the torture and forced disappearance of terror suspects in the country’s north Eastern region.

That Kenya faces serious challenges from crime and terrorism is without question. The Kenyan public, shocked and appalled by these various threats to their peace and stability, have demanded action; the government has repeatedly expressed its willingness to stand firm in the face of those threats and forcibly respond. But can that ever justify abandoning the rule of law, setting aside due process and meeting violence with more extreme violence?

“It’s not as though the strategy is especially effective –except perhaps in encouraging more violence in return,” says Ali. “From the Muslim community in Mombasa to the marginalised youths of the sprawling Nairobi slums such as Korogocho or Kibera, we heard time and time again that government actions are creating a them and us culture; a breeding ground for endemic violence between economically or politically or religiously disenfranchised communities, who feel they are outside the law and therefore have no path left open other than to pick up a gun against a hostile state which seems set on engaging them in battle.”

Al Jazeera took the claims in the documentary to the highest levels of the Kenyan police in Nairobi seeking a response. “We asked repeatedly in person and in writing for an interview with the Inspector General of the Kenyan National Police,” says Ali. “We set out all our allegations and offered the organisation a chance to give us a statement. We said we wished ‘in the interests of fairness and accuracy’ to hear the police’s side of the story, to incorporate any official reply into our film. Our requests went unanswered.  And maybe that’s the problem with a culture of impunity; those who have no reason to fear legal sanction or discipline feel no real compunction to explain their actions.  But the questions for Kenya’s police forces won’t go away. They will merely become more pressing as the death toll mounts.”

Watch and embed the full 26-minute documentary here:

September 21, 2015


Why Anne Waiguru’s Kibera Slum Upgrade Initiative is a Fake Jubilee Propaganda Ploy

how jubilee rolls in governmentMembers of The National Party (TNA) under Jubilee coalition think it is politically sexy to continually attack former Prime Minister Raila Odinga whenever he opposes them on politically-incorrect decisions, such as refusing to pay teachers their new salary increase awarded by the Supreme Court, and not suspending the embattled Devolution Cabinet Secretary (CS) Anne Waiguru, for the loss of Ksh791 million through fraudulent deals. President Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier this year suspended five CSs whose dockets were linked to corrupt deals.

Anne Waiguru is perceived as Uhuru’s favorite CS and the rumor mills allegedly link them romantically. Besides that, Waiguru is spearheading the Kibera Slum Upgrade Initiative with the National Youth Service (NYS), which includes “construction of toilets, showers and gabions as well as cleaning up sewers” according to the NYS website. Jubilee has therefore seen it fit to use this initiative to attack Raila for not improving the livelihoods of his former constituents in Kibera (now Kibra) which is the largest informal settlement in Kenya, when he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Langata Constituency.

Not to be seen as holding brief for Raila, he first became MP for Langata under the Ford-Kenya Party in 1992 after Kenya’s first multiparty elections. In 1997 he was re-elected under the National Democratic Party (NDP), while in 2002, he was in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He was elected again in 2007 until 2013, when he opted for the presidency. However, under the current constitution, a presidential candidate cannot be a parliamentarian. Raila Odinga was an Opposition MP from 1997-2001 when he got into a political agreement with then-Dictator Moi. NDP was therefore merged with Moi’s Kenya African National Union (KANU) party. Moi then appointed Raila as Energy Minister in June 2001. Under Moi’s dictatorship, Opposition MPs had no access to government resources and could therefore not improve the wellbeing of their constituents.

A 2014 report by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) on a survey of slums in Nairobi indicates that around 60-70% of Nairobi residents live in slums (p. xvii). Senator Beth Mugo (Uhuru’s cousin) was MP for Dagoretti Constituency in Nairobi from 1997 to 2007, and was also an Assistant Minister and Minister. Ironically, many of the Kawangware slum residents who gave her votes still live in extreme poverty, yet she is now very vocal against Raila in defense of Waiguru. Further, there are other slums in Nairobi yet nobody talks about them. In Kiambu County, which is home to tycoons like the Kenyattas, Koinanges, Njonjos and Karumes, thousands of Kikuyu people live in Githogoro slums. A survey by the Kiambu County Red Cross found that 53% live below the poverty line. (Standard newspaper July 9, 2013)

Slum upgrading program
In her book, Civil Society in Africa: The Role of Catholic Parish in a Kenyan Slum, Christine Bodewes (2013) dedicates Chapter Five to SLUM UPGRADING, which provides a very sound background to the process which did not feature Waiguru. “In January 2003 the Kenyan government and UN-Habitat announced their decision to implement a joint slum upgrading project in the village of Soweto in Kibera” (p. 135). “In November 2000, just months after being appointed the new executive director of UN-Habitat, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka offered to spearhead a slum upgrading program in Kenya as a gesture of good will to President Moi for hosting the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi. Officials at UN-Habitat created a committee that short-listed and ranked nine slum settlements for the upgrade; the top-ranked slum was Huruma, a small settlement of 6,500 where Pamoja Trust had already started an upgrading project. The next ranked slum was the village of Soweto located in Kibera, home to approximately 60,000 people. Even though Soweto was ranked lower, President Moi insisted that the upgrade take place there. In Kibera, it was widely believed that the upgrade was a political reward for Raila Odinga, the area MP and recent defector to the KANU party, who had promised Moi political support from his large Luo voting bloc in the upcoming 2002 elections” (p. 136). “On January 15, 2003, Raila Odinga and Anna Tibaijuka signed a memorandum of understanding that created the Kenya Slum Upgrading Program (KENSUP) to implement the Soweto upgrade” (p. 137).

Court injunctions
Unfortunately, due to personal interest from people who have for many years exploited the poor Kibera residents by charging them rent, court injunctions (stopping all demolitions) have stalled the initial Kibera slum upgrading program since 2009. What Waiguru is doing is just a scratch on the surface because there are powerful people in Kenya (mostly the Kikuyu), who for political and monetary interest, must keep the slum residents poor. Members of the Nubian community who were initially settled in the area by the British colonists, fear they will not get title deeds to own community land which they have fought for since 1997. “The Nubian community is now afraid that the government has shelved plans to issue them a title for “their land” as it has already gained considerable political mileage in the opposition stronghold.” (Nation newspaper June 13, 2015).

In February 2003 when Raila announced that Soweto residents would be moved temporarily to Athi River during the planned upgrade, there was panic among the owners of structures and small businesses, who felt they would lose their livelihoods when they returned. “Raila’s announcement sent shockwaves of fea and anxiety among the structure owners and confirmed suspicions among many Kikuyu that the upgrade was a political maneuver to permanently remove them from Kibera. Athi River was a financially depressed town where job opportunities were scarce. Structure owners complained that if they were forced to move far away to a place with very few customers, it would be nearly impossible to raise sufficient funds to finance their move back to Kibera. Even if they were able to return, their houses and businesses would already be occupied by Luo tenants brought by Raila.” (Bodewes, 2013, p. 140)

Many slum dwellers in Kibra do not have steady sources of income to pay the required rent of US$10 per month in the new flats. According to journalist Abby Higgins: “Nairobi’s middle class swooped in, searching for affordable housing in a city with skyrocketing rents. Many secured apartments in the new buildings through the informal systems of bribery that dictates a great deal of life in Kenya. And many Kibera residents who were given apartments through the programme saw a business opportunity and rented their flats to middle class tenants at four and five times the subsidised rate. Then they moved back to the slum with extra money in their pocket.” (, 2013). Waiguru and her team are in this for political mileage since the high rate of corruption in her Devolution ministry and the NYS cannot sustain the Kibera slum upgrading initiative.

Jared Odero

September 14, 2015


“Wazungu Wapewe” Presents: Bobo Sukari, SugarRay, Blanchard Boto & Kabara Congas: 18-19/Sept


Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Date: 18-19-25-26/Sept/2015
Time: 21.00-01.00
Add: Swedenborgsg. 20
Pendel: Södra station

September 13, 2015


Uhuru Kenyatta Must Obey the Court and Pay Teachers their Salary Increments

kenyatta must pay teachersIn August 2015, the Supreme Court of Kenya upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeal to have primary and secondary school teachers awarded a 50-60 per cent salary increase, totaling Ksh17 billion. The Labor Court had similarly ruled in their favor in June. However, Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Government has refused to honor the Supreme Court’s judgment and has lodged an appeal against it. Kenyatta is categorical that his government will not honor the court order since there is no money for the pay rise. “That was a court error. I can’t pay, I won’t pay”, he told journalists.

The current dispute between the teachers and their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) dates back to 1997 when the teachers went on strike for two weeks demanding a 150-200% salary increase. Since it was an election year, then-Dictator Daniel arap Moi’s government agreed to pay them to avert a political crisis. The increment was to be implemented in phases during a period of five years. But 18 years later, this has not been honored and every sitting government’s excuse has been they cannot manage to pay the agreed salary. As a consequence, the teachers in public schools are currently on strike, and the pupils have not been taught since they reported back to school after the August holidays. This is a crucial school term for pupils in Class Eight and Form Four, who expect to sit their final year examinations.

Uhuru is not new to the salary crisis which he faced as Finance Minister under former President Kibaki’s government. What angers many Kenyans is the fact that the Jubilee government has refused to obey the Supreme Court which awarded Uhuru the presidency in 2013, against a petition by former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga. Uhuru has mentioned that he will not let Kenya go the Greek-way by borrowing more money to pay teachers. He also claims that by giving in to their demand, the public wage bill will be unsustainable, and other civil servants would also demand a raise. Uhuru Kenyatta’s corrupt government has repeatedly misused taxpayers’ money on unnecessary expenses, yet cannot pay the teachers’ salary increase which has been a pending issue for many years.

Corruption and high wage bill
Critics and Jubilee sycophants alike feel the government can adjust its national budget to fit in the new pay by scaling down on recurrent expenditure. Uhuru, for instance, can lead the way by cutting down on his numerous foreign trips, which are mainly for marketing his image as a “come-back kid” after his trial was dropped by the International Criminal Court (ICC). On June 15, 2015 the Business Daily newspaper published an article titled: “Uhuru’s frequent flier diary strains State House budget” which detailed the cost of Uhuru’s foreign trips. “Mr. Kenyatta’s foreign trips have particularly come under scrutiny because the majority have been made to countries Kenya trades the least with, bringing into question what value the taxpayer is getting for the money spent. During his travels, Mr. Kenyatta is usually accompanied by large delegations, including the security detail and senior government officials who draw hefty sums in travelling allowances.

Senior members of a presidential delegation reportedly receive a daily out-of-pocket allowance of up to $400 (Sh40,000) while the government directly pays for their food and accommodation. The Controller of Budget’s (COB) half-year report for the period ending December 2014 indicated that the Presidency consumed Sh75 million in foreign travels — Sh15 million more than what was spent during a similar period the previous year. The Presidency consists of the offices of the President and the Deputy President. But the budget-bursting impact of Mr. Kenyatta’s frequent-flier lifestyle lies in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which in the corresponding period spent Sh604 million on foreign travel, a huge growth over the previous year’s Sh416 million.”

Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru (who is Uhuru’s favorite) has just revealed the names of 21 officers at her ministry and the National Youth Service (NYS) who made fraudulent payments amounting to Ksh791 million “to four suppliers for road construction and delivery of building materials between December 2014 and April 2015”, as reported in the Daily Nation newspaper on September 11, 2015. Further, “there was conspiracy to defraud the NYS Sh695 million in respect of committed disputed transactions.” Waiguru has now accepted there is extreme corruption in her ministry yet she had earlier denied that no money had been lost fraudulently.

Uhuru Kenyatta has not shown political-will to fight corruption and even the suspension of five Cabinet Secretaries (CSs) earlier this year, was stage-managed to show President Barack Obama that things were in order, just before he traveled to Kenya. The CSs are gradually being exculpated from the corruption charges and will soon be back to loot public coffers. The latest perception poll ranking by the research firm IPSOS Synovate on the most corrupt officials in the Jubilee government and opposition CORD, has “named suspended Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu as the most corrupt official with 50 per cent due to her alleged links to the Karen land saga. Deputy President William Ruto was named second (31 per cent) for his alleged connections to Langata Road Primary School land case, the ‘hustler’s jet’ and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital sagas.” If Uhuru’s deputy Ruto is seen as very corrupt, what then, do people think of Uhuru’s leadership?

Uhuru Kenyatta should pay the striking teachers because money is available to pay for the corrupt lavish lifestyles of his cronies and William Ruto’s ICC expenses. Teachers deserve the pay instead of Uhuru’s political thieving sycophants. Uhuru recently bloated his government by offering public jobs to the sons and daughters of Michuki, Nyachae and Kibaki who are from extremely wealthy families and do no merit such jobs. Uhuru’s children and those of his political class do not attend public schools, so he cannot empathize with the poor teachers among whom he got a lot of presidential votes in 2013. Teachers should not vote for him in 2017. “Uhuru awalipe Walimu!”

Jared Odero

September 8, 2015


“Wazungu Wapewe” Presents: Bobo Sukari; SugarRay; Blanchard Boto & Kabara Congas: 11-12/Sept

“Dekula Band “Ngoma Ya Kilo”

Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Date: 11-12/Sept/2015
Time: 21.00-01.00
Add: Swedenborgsg. 20
Pendel: Södra station

September 6, 2015


William Ruto Should Carry His Own Cross at the ICC

William Ruto should carry his own cross at the ICC because Kenya is not on trial

William Ruto should carry his own cross at the ICC because Kenya is not on trial

The Jubilee government in Kenya has begun a new round of protests against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, after the recent ruling that it would use recanted witness statements as evidence in the case of accused Kenyan Deputy President, William Ruto. The Kenyan mission to the United Nations has written a protest note to the ICC and the Assembly of States Parties, to express its disappointment in this new twist.

Meanwhile, members of Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP) which is dominated by his Kalenjin ethnic group, have begun their seasonal circus shows aka “prayer meetings”, calling for the freedom of their political kingpin from the yokes of the ICC. They have claimed too that since Uhuru Kenyatta’s case was dropped by the Court in December 2014, their main Jubilee coalition partner The National Alliance (TNA), dominated by Uhuru’s Kikuyu ethnic group, is not providing the necessary support to have Ruto released.

It is important to note that Uhuru Kenyatta’s case was not terminated because of his government’s earlier campaigns and protests against the ICC, which comprised “prayers, shuttle diplomacy, protest notes, appeals to the African Union to terminate it, and so forth. It was because the ICC Office of the Prosecutor was asked by the Court’s judges to produce evidence demonstrating that his “alleged criminal responsibility can be proven beyond reasonable doubt” or withdraw the case. The ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, had to withdraw it since the Kenyan government had refused to avail vital documents showing Uhuru’s phone and bank records from the post-election (PEV) period in 2007-08. Although the Jubilee government claimed it had cooperated with the ICC as required, the Court accused Kenyatta (in February 2014) of “pure obstructionism” . According to the Prosecutor’s office, “The Kenyan Government’s non-compliance has not only compromised the Prosecution’s ability to thoroughly investigate the charges, but has ultimately impinged upon the Chamber’s ability to fulfill its mandate.”

Extra judicial killings, bribes and disappearance of witnesses
The Prosecutor’s Office had requested for more time to build Uhuru’s case when it suspected witnesses were being killed, intimidated or bribed to recant their evidence against him. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) research and numerous media reports, since the ICC cases began, witnesses have been killed and some journalists have disappeared or fled the country. On April 30, 2015 John Kituyi, editor and publisher of the privately-owned Mirror Weekly newspaper based in Eldoret, was murdered by unknown assailants. His death came just a week after the newspaper ran a story titled: “Now ICC Plot to Lockup Ruto”. The CPJ claimed that three journalists and a family member believed Kituyi was murdered because of the story. See: “Kenyan editor murdered by unknown assailants in Eldoret town”

Eldoret-based Catholic Priest Gabriel Dolan’s piece in the Daily Nation newspaper on August 28, 2015 titled: “Extrajudicial Killings Cause for Concern”, clearly revealed the danger faced by ICC witnesses in Kenya. “The failure of state machinery to investigate the cases of John Kituyi, Jonah Bureti, Meshack Yebei and many others tells its own story of complicity and cover up.”

URP politicians are still peddling the passé lie that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga had “sold” Ruto to the ICC, yet last year, Ruto’s lawyer Karim Khan, claimed (to the shock of the Kalenjin community) that some of those who “fixed” him, were senior government officers in Uhuru’s government. They include former Interior Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo, and the President’s advisor on political affairs, Nancy Gitau. A section of the media reported that: “The two were alleged to have funded the witness protection programme, and coordinated recruitment of witnesses to provide evidence to the Waki Commission to implicate Mr Ruto and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.”

Some URP members also falsely believe that if Ruto runs as president in 2017 with Uhuru as his deputy, he will be safe because Kenyan presidents have immunity against prosecution. However, they have not considered that this is not applicable in international law, and especially within the Rome Statute of the ICC. William Ruto should carry his own cross at the ICC instead of his crybaby attitude, which might stoke  political tensions. He is accused as an individual and he should stop seeking sympathy by posing as though Kenya as a country is on trial at the ICC.

Jared Odero

September 3, 2015


How to Fix a Photo-Op and a Tweet with Ambassador Joseph Sang in Stockholm

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Look for a coat, a tie, a business name and a good script then call the Embassy and request an appointment with “His Excellency”

If you are a Kenya-Stockholmer, you may know ndugu Ben very well. He has been active in the Taxi business in Stockholm and here he is, behind the Kenyan flag with Ambassador Joseph Sang after talks about his “Energy Solutions” business in Kenya! Is the “tweeting Ambassador” taking things too far?

If you are bored, call the Embassy and request to book time with Ambassador Joseph Sang. Even though you live in Stockholm, say that you are a businessman or a businesswoman based in Kenya and that you want to book an appointment with the Ambassador to discuss “bilateral issues” linked to “Business to Business” aka B2B.

The Script: You will be put through to the Ambassador’s Secretary. Once on the line, say that you will be travelling from Kenya to Stockholm via Paris, New York, London then Stockholm on a business trip and that during your stop-over in Stockholm to consult with some Swedish investors, you would like to pass by the Kenyan Embassy to have a brief chit-chat with “His Excellency” (don’t say Ambassador Sang). Make sure you have a good and convincing name for your company.

When asked about the purpose of the meeting, say that it is to explore possibilities of Embassy help in relation to your Swedish business partners. Add that apart from your Energy business line, you just linked up with the biggest Swedish bus manufacturing company and that the company’s CEO is interested in a venture  to provide 50 buses to ply routes in your home town back in Kenya. Then, release the bait.

You want to meet “His Excellency” because you recognize the role he continues to play in promoting “Business to Business” between Scandinavian countries and Kenya. You will then be told to wait on the line as his Excellency is contacted. With this script, you will, most likely, land an appointment. Once this happens, move to the next step.

Red Lip-Stick: Look for a tie and a coat at the minimum. If you can fix a suit, the better. If you are a lady, go for a business skirt (with a slit somewhere) and, possibly, a matching coat. Next, fix a weave or something neat and the day of the appointment, start the make-up with a good foundation. If possible, enhance things with a red lip-stick (mwuaa!) then pick up one of those expensive handbags you’ve always lined up for special occasions. Don’t forget the necklace (make it very visible) and, possibly, nail polish, fake gold bangles et al. That is it. Show up for the appointment!

Of cause, you must have prepared some bizz talk and carried a “business file” donge? As you enter into the Ambassador’s chamber, you will be ushered into the “business lounge” where the Embassy maid will quickly show up to ask you what you swallow (there are only two options, tea and coffee). Choose one of them otherwise you will end up with water.

During the conversation, take breaks to say good things about His Excellency and do mention that you follow each and every tweet he posts then add the following sentence jokingly: “I hope one day I will also appear on the tweets behind the Kenyan flag!” and you are done!

When the meeting is over, His Excellency will gladly walk you out of the office and before you say bwaii!, you will be invited for a photo-op guess where? Behind the Kenyan flag.

As you head for your apartment in Stockholm, you may want to check the Ambassador’s Twitter update. You just fixed a photo with His Excellency, which has been posted on Kenya Embassy’s Twitter account yeah! And the subject is: “just had discussions with xxx of Patco Investments” lol… Have a successful photo-op with “His Excellency”!

Okoth Osewe

September 3, 2015


“Club Mombasa” Presents: Kababa Nkomba, SugarRay, Blanchard Boto & Kabara Congas_ 4/5 Sept

Dekula Band “Ngoma Ya Kilo”

Place: The Whistle “Club Mombasa”
Date: 04-05/Sept/2015
Time: 21.00-01.30
Add: Instrument Vägen 4
T-bana: Önsberg

September 2, 2015

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Update: Clay Onyango’s Brother Passes On: Fund Raising/Prayers on Friday 4th September in Rinkeby

It is with great sorrow and sadness that the family of Mr. Clay Onyango announces the passing of Clay’s brother in Kenya. Mr. Gabriel Wamalwa passed away after a 7 year battle with cancer, plunging the entire family into sudden mourning.epiphany

Relatives, friends, well-wishers and sympathizers will meet on Friday, 4th September at a Lokal in Hinderstorps Gränd 37 in Rinkeby to raise funds towards the funeral and to pray for both the departed soul and the bereaved family during this very difficult and trying moment marked with sadness and grief.

A “Family Support Committee” headed by Mr. George Ochieng Dokta has been set up to help coordinate solidarity with the family that has suddenly found itself battling with brokenheartedness following the demise of a loved and caring member.

According to Dokta, the Chairman of the Committee, there will be no “Open House” at Clay’s residence in Tensta because Clay’s family is in Kenya.

At KSB, we take this opportunity to send deep condolences to the bereaved family. A brother is an integral member of a family and such a loss is huge by any stretch of the imagination. For this reason, the passing of a brother is a difficult, painful and excruciating event that, no doubt, devastates and ravages survivors mentally, emotionally and psychologically.

Consequently, we hope that the family will gather the necessary courage and strength to endure these arduous times as funeral plans for the late Gabriel also gets underway.

For further information, contact Chairman Dokta at 0762809436, Terry at 0737044972 or Clay’s wife Lizz at 0736573803.

Ndugu Gabriel has lived a good life and now, the Almighty God has decided that he departs from the midst of his loved ones to be with his maker. As Clay’s family ponders a new life without a brother, we, at KSB, pray that God rest the soul of the departed Gabriel in Eternal Peace.

Okoth Osewe

NB: Initial reports published at KSB emanating from a close contact of the Clay family indicated that it was Clay’s father who had passed on. Through the Committee Chairman, Mr. George Ochieng, the family has since clarified that the wrong information was the product of communication hitches. The family regrets any psychological disturbances that may have been caused by the inadvertent error. The family also wishes to clarify that Clay’s father passed away long time ago.

September 2, 2015


Why Ambassador Joseph Sang Has Failed at the Kenyan Embassy in Stockholm


Twitter image of Ambassador Joseph Sang

Joseph Sang, the Kenyan Ambassador to Scandinavia, has been in Office for more than two and a half years. Sang came to Office at a time when his predecessor, the cute lady Ambassador Purity Muhindi, had literally been bamboozled out of Office by resident Kenya Embassy critics who accused Purity of elitism, unavailability, corruption at the Embassy, pomposity, tribalism, selective contacts with Kenyans (aka Walambaji) and general mediocrity in her dealings.

When Ambassador Sang was posted at the Embassy, a ray of hope lit across the Kenya-Stockholm atmosphere. The thinking was that as a youthful Ambassador, Sang would easily find his way among Wakenya in Stockholm and use his esteemed Office to unite this tiny community that was yet to come to grips with the rigged 2013 elections that had split Kenyans along ethnic lines. Although a Kalenjin, progressive Kenyans in Stockholm believed that Sang would ignore the emergent Kalenjin-Kikuyu URP-TNA braggadocio and rise above ethnicity to fight the backward tradition of Embassy sponsored tribalism that had been planted, watered and natured by Purity.

As the new Ambassador presented his credentials to the King of Sweden, expectations were high that eventually, an Ambassador who could synchronize “with the people” had arrived in Stockholm after many years of disappointments. Just weeks after his arrival, Sang raised hopes of transforming Embassy operations even further by attending the 2013 Nyama Choma Festival at Fittja Beach after which he embarked on a tweeting campaign that earned him the nick-name of “the tweeting Ambassador”.

Going underground
For the first time, a Kenyan Ambassador in Stockholm was exploiting social media to remain in the lime-light, a move that was seen as positive especially by Kenya-Stockholm’s Twitterati which expected regular key updates of happenings at the Embassy especially through twitter. In fact, Sang appeared so convincing that traditional Embassy critics decided “not to spoil the soup” through barbs at the new Ambassador but to give him enough time to transform a rotten institution that was constantly associated with failure since the departure of Ambassador Kinyanjui.

Sometimes, Sang becomes a “Sports Reporter” and tweets about Kenyans winning races around the world.

To spice up things, Ambassador Sang moved quickly to set up the Kenya-Embassy’s Facebook page before he announced (through Twitter) that he would soon call a meeting of Kenyans in Stockholm so that he could introduce himself to the community and chat the way for joint work and collaboration between Wakenya and the Embassy. It was that moment of “Hallelujah” you chant when you believe that you have seen a Messiah descend from the clouds to solve societal problems! Unfortunately, the “I will soon call a meeting” tweet of May 2013 was the last time Kenyans heard about Ambassador Joseph Sang calling a meeting of Kenyans in Stockholm.

After he assumed Office in earnest, the first thing Sang did was to go underground, away from Kenyans in Stockholm. As he prepared his banker, he continued tweeting but only about what his President Uhuru Kenyatta had done during the day thereby duplicating the duties of State House unconsciously. Alternatively, he would wait for a Kenyan to win a marathon then send a congratulatory message on twitter or wait for a diplomatic meeting involving him in Stockholm then tweet after the event. To keep his social media accounts active, Sang makes sure that he takes a photo with every Tom, Dick and Harry who visits the Embassy (with the Kenyan flag in the background) then posts the images on his Twitter account as big events worth international attention. A doubting Thomas has to take a peep at Sang’s Twitter account here to understand the scope of his mediocrity.


An “ego boost” (in Finland) to be seen with jungus. Spot him looking lost in the background.

The most corrupt Ambassador ever
Sometimes, Sang gets an “ego boost” through an invitation to some peripheral event in Finland or Norway. On such occasions, he rarely misses the opportunity to pose with some NGO mzungu to take a shot for Twitter. Although numerous events take place within the Kenya-Stockholm space almost on a weekly basis, you will be blessed if you bump into an image of these events on Sang’s Twitter because he boycotts all of them as a matter of policy. As I write, all hopes and expectations Kenyans had bestowed on Sang about possibilities of better relations with the Embassy have effectively collapsed. Ask any Kenyan about Sang and the answer is likely to be the same – “worse than Purity”; “a hopeless nincompoop”; “a useless rag who should be herding goats” and other unpublishable expletives.

In Kenya-Stockholm, Sang is seen more as the most corrupt Ambassador ever. Why? During the days of Purity, she used to organize 2 hour celebrations of national days at prestigious Hotels in town or even in Norway (with hotel booking at Ksh 250,000 per hour). After his arrival at the Embassy, Sang abolished celebrations of national days altogether. Last year, Madaraka day, Mashujaa day and shockingly, Jamhuri day were never celebrated by Kenyans in Stockholm yet more than SEK 400,000 (about Ksh 5 million) is usually allocated for these events annually in the Embassy budget under “Entertainment” Vote. Where did the money go?

To cover up corruption around “national days”, Sang routinely gathers (at his residence) a few diplomats and a handful of “Walambaji” aka boot-lickers (he inherited from Purity), feeds them with snacks (sandwiches, sambusas, sausages, stick meat and other crap) then sends the guests home after a glass of wine. He then reports to Nairobi how “Kenyans” in Stockholm celebrated the national day with pomp at a tune of Ksh 2 million. Because these events are fake, he posts nothing on social media – no tweet or FB entry. What is more? The corruption is so rife that the Kenyan Embassy is listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as one of the key Embassies where millions of Kenyan shillings cannot be accounted for.

“Sang must go!”

A photo opportunity with Eugine, away from Walambaji who had been called to meet Eugine

A photo opportunity with Eugene, away from Walambaji who had been called to meet Eugene

We don’t have to go into deeper history of Ambassador Sang at the Embassy to underline his defining modus operandi. Take last week as an example. Eugene Wamalwa, Musikari Kombo and a handful of Kenyan political opportunists were in Stockholm for the annual “Water Week” Conference. Although Sang never Tweeted about the big Kenyan delegation, he gathered a group of Walambaji to a meeting with Wamalwa where the Cabinet Secretary was told that he was meeting “Wakenya” when, in reality, the Secretary was actually in a secret meeting with Sang’s cheap sycophants always happy with a soda and contact with “dignitaries”. Later, Sang made sure he posed with Wamalwa at the Kenya Embassy flag arena before posting the photo on Twitter with no word about the meeting and no word about poor Walambaji.  This is the script Sang has and continues to play with the so called Kenyan dignitaries visiting Stockholm.

In Kenya-Stockholm, chants of “Sang must go” started filling the air last December when the Ambassador “ate Jamhuri cash” and for now, Sang seem to be living on borrowed time. A battle for Sang to be recalled is in the air on grounds that he has failed at the Kenyan Embassy in Stockholm. Sang’s honey-moon in Stockholm melted away in 2013 and with his failure to deliver on key expectations, it could be time for Sang to begin packing his belongings in a 40 feet container because the future looks bleak.

To be continued…

Okoth Osewe

August 26, 2015

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Calling on Monica Otieno: Personal Effects Recovered

This is to ask any Kenyan in Stockholm who can be able to get in touch with Monica Otieno (Amoni wa Märsta) to get in touch with KSB asap. Monica’s personal effects 8including her purse and passport) have been recovered by a good Samaritan who is seeking to return them to her. So far, KSB has been unable to reach Monica through available channels and any help will be appreciated.

Okoth Osewe

August 26, 2015


“Club Mombasa” Presents: Kababa Nkomba, SugarRay, Blanchard Boto & Kabara Congas

Dekula Band “Ngoma Ya Kilo”

Place: The Whistle “Club Mombasa”
Date: 28-29/08/2015
Time: 21.00-01.30
Add: Instrumentvägen 4
T-bana: Önsberg

August 24, 2015


William Ruto’s Third Name on Google is “Mr. Corruption”: He is Unfit for Public Office!

William Ruto is corrupt and cannot hold Office if a responsible government was in power.

William Ruto is corrupt and cannot hold Office if a responsible government was in power.

It is not surprising that Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto’s third name on Google is “Corruption”. He has a stinking trail of corruption scandals dating from the 1990s, when he joined active politics. This article cites entries in the Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard) for Parliamentary Debates and other sources to inform this claim, and to question his integrity as a State Executive.

Hansard 13 May, 1999: While debating on the need for reducing the number of Ministries and Assistant Ministers, former Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala said: “In fact the number of Assistant Ministers was increased on tribal basis. Some of the newly appointed Assistant Ministers are already involved in financial scandals to the tune of Kshs350 million. For example, hon. William Ruto, who is among the Assistant Ministers who were appointed recently, has been mentioned in a scandal of Kshs350 million.”

Hansard 08 December, 1999: The then Public Investments Committee (PIC) Chairman Mwangi Githiomo mentioned William Ruto as part of a group of people who were illegally allocated Government land from the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) at Kitale Top Station. Ruto was allocated land on Partial Development Plan (PDP) No. KTL 109446. PIC recommended that since no title deeds had been issued, the Commissioner of Lands should “cancel the allocations and transfer the land back to KARI.”

BBC News 14 April, 2004: “William Ruto, a close ally of former President Daniel Moi, was charged with fraudulently obtaining $3.5 million. He was charged along with a former senior civil servant, over the sale of land to the Kenya Pipeline Company. Mr Ruto and former Land Commissioner Sammy Mwaita denied the charges and were released on bail of $64,000 each. The BBC’s Muchiri Kioi in Nairobi says the alleged fraud occurred during a sale of 70 acres of forest land on behalf of the then ruling Kenya African National Union (Kanu) to the state-owned company.”

Daily Nation Newspaper 06 February, 2009: “In early 2009 after parliamentary debate on a maize scandal, William Ruto was accused of illegally selling maize by Ikolomani MP Bonny Khalwale (Public Accounts Committee chairman). All the documents bearing the National Cereals and Produce Board seal that linked Mr Ruto to the illegal sale of maize were accepted by Parliament’s deputy speaker.”

The United Kingdom Parliament Lords Hansard Home Page (05 March, 2009: Column 873): “More recently, during the food crisis, the Agriculture Minister and Kalenjin leader, William Ruto, was suspected of allocating tenders for famine relief to his cronies. Whatever the truth of those accusations, they do not give the Kenyan people confidence in their leadership any more than us. The media are vocal and there have been repeated calls from MPs for Ministers such as Ruto and Kimunya to resign—calls that we might not have seen two years ago. Yet they know that nothing will happen fast: the idea that you help your own people is firmly rooted in African traditions even if Europeans have forgotten it.”

William Ruto, the lord of impunity
Excerpts from a statement published on News24Kenya (14 May, 2015) by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) as a response to Ruto’s attempts to blame former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for his own corruption allegations indicate: “The DP said he has no apology to make over the scam at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret where he is accused of hijacking the procurement process and inflating the bill before trying to divert the funds to set up a personal institution. We are not surprised. Ruto has no apologies on very many issues. He has no apology to make on having been involved in:

1. Grabbing land of an elderly neighbor who was also an IDP, Mr Adrian Muteshi’s land in Eldoret. High court ruled on this matter where Ruto was found guilty.
2. Ruto’s name featured in the grabbing of Langata Primary School playground and the adjacent plot belonging to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) where Weston Hotel stands. He had no apologies. Ruto had no apology to make over the tear gassing of school children.
4. Ruto’s was accused of grabbing the Kenya Pipeline land in Nairobi.
5. Ruto’s name featured in the grabbing of Prisons land in upper Hill area.
6. He featured in the grabbing of Processional Way in Nairobi. In all these, he has had no apologies to make.

The story of Kenya Pipeline land, like that of Adrian Muteshi’s, is particularly painful. It is a touching story of heartlessness. Mr Linus Cheruiyot, then the MD, who was forced to sign away the land, had to run away to the US where he lives on the edge today despite his sound education. He could not countenance the idea of going to jail over land that he was forced to sign away.”

Corruption pays
Apart from Adrian Muteshi’s case when Ruto was ordered by a court to pay him Kshs5 million to compensate for loss of income while he occupied his land, Ruto has always walked scot-free from the documented corruption scandals. In August 2015, the Jubilee-dominated Parliament dismissed a report by CORD-led Ababu Namwamba Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) which found that in 2013: “Mr Ruto travelled to Congo Brazzaville, Ghana, Nigeria and Gabon between May 16 and 19. The House team established that Sh18.9 million was spent on the trip, but was unable to establish the origin of invoices that showed the Office of the Deputy President paid Sh100 million.”

On 15 May, 2015 the Nation newspaper ran an article titled: “How brokers and MPs conspire to rip off Kenyans” which mentioned that: “In (Kenya) Parliament, business is tied with politics; it is always about making deals. As a result, oversight bodies are compromised from the word go”, according to lawyer Bobby Mkangi. No action can be taken against the likes of William Ruto because of: “Political partisanship, bribery and unethical practice at the hands of oversight MPs, sloppiness and tardiness in the operations of oversight committees, non-implementation of PIC/PAC recommendations, inability of MPs to interrogate and analyse money matters, and frustration at the hands of the Executive. MPs have grabbed every available chance to shield themselves and their corrupt allies from scrutiny, sought bribes, and whitewashed State sleaze.”

Jared Odero


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