June 23, 2015

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Jubilee Government’s ‘Iron Lady’ Anne Waiguru is Not Corruption-Free After All

Ann Waiguru: Corrupt to the bone

Ann Waiguru: Corrupt to the bone

Whenever the Jubilee Government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta is rocked by a financial scandal, his supporters claim no money has been lost. Deputy President William Ruto is often the loudest, especially once the matter is picked up by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. He would then politicize and shift its focus onto Raila, whom he sees as the enemy out to ‘derail’ or ‘destroy’ the ‘development agenda’ of the Jubilee Government. Ruto often goes gaga over how they are on track with development matters compared to Raila.

Of particular interest is Ruto’s latest reaction after Raila mentioned that Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning Anne Waiguru, be suspended over the latest scandal concerning questionable payments amounting to over Sh665 million, to suppliers and consultants since November 2014, through the National Youth Service (NYS). However, it was the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) that raised the red flag on the payments, and not Raila. Ruto is very good at running away from such reality and time and again would use public platforms to hit back on Raila, who as a key Opposition leader, has the right to criticize the Jubilee government.

Why did Waiguru write to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations more than one month after she found out that there were attempts to steal Sh826 million from NYS? According to the Sunday Nation newspaper of June 21st, the NYS Deputy Director Adan Gedow Harakhe, tried to correct the situation by calling on the Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFMIS) Director Jerome Ocheing’, to delete the irregular payments. These are the questions Ruto should be asking, instead of barking at Raila.

Ironically, the Sunday Nation revealed that youths deployed to work for the NYS project in Kibera have not been paid for the past three months. “The more than 3,000 youth who are working for the project are supposed to earn Sh470 per day with Sh140 going to their saccos. Their pay is supposed to be consolidated for six days and paid on Saturday through National Bank of Kenya to their mobile money accounts.”

In April, around 675 NYS officers who were supervising the youth were withdrawn by the government, while the much-hyped road which was being constructed between the Kibera DC’s office and Highrise Estate has not been completed nine months after its construction began, because of lack of materials. Further, the posho mills promised by Uhuru Kenyatta for the Kibera youth which would sell maize flour at a subsidized cost of Sh60 per 2kg, are not working. The wi-fi project meant to provide free Internet access to Kibera residents has not been implemented either. The Sunday Nation noted that just before the national budget was read in June 2015, Devolution Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti had asked the Treasury to release Sh162 million for the Kenya Youth Empowerment Program, yet the program is fully funded by the World Bank to the tune of Sh1.4 billion.

Iron Lady Anne Waiguru should step aside to pave way for a thorough forensic audit of her ministry, since she is a reflection of the kleptocratic Jubilee government. While at it, congratulations to the Kenya national women’s volleyball team on winning the Women’s Africa Nations Volleyball championship for the ninth time on June 20, 2015. Sadly, the Jubilee government did not throw them a celebratory party after the match against Algeria, and many of them had to rush to fetch matatus to retreat to their slums, instead of being offered better means of transportation to appreciate their efforts. That is how much Uhuru’s Government values the youth.

Truth be told, Uhuru government is not only ravaging Kenya through mismanagement and corruption. The rotten Jubilee government is destroying the country. After coming to power through a rigged election, the looting agenda of top government officials under the supervision of President Uhuru Kenyatta should not surprise Kenyans. What should be of concern is what it will take to rectify the mess. Under the current circumstances, the country is sinking into a deep abyss.

Jared Odero


June 23, 2015

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“Wazee Wapewe” Presents: Kababa Nkomba & Yaya Sella: 26-27/June

Dekula Band “Ngoma Ya Kilo

Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Date: 26-27/06/2015
From: 21.00-01.00
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Pendel: Södra Station
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June 19, 2015

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“Lawie Shipping International” Picks Your Cargo Anywhere In Stockholm: It’s Cheap and Reliable!

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June 15, 2015

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“Wazee Wapewe” Presents: Soukous Explosion! Kababa Nkomba and Yaya Sella: 19-20/June

Dekula Band “Ngoma Ya Kilo”

Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Date: 19-20/06/2015
Time: 21.00-01.00
Address: Swedenborgsg. 20
Pendel: Södra Station
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June 9, 2015

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Kenya Embassy Invitation to Swahili Day: Saturday 13th June at Bergshamra

Once again, the “Swahili Day” is here and on Saturday, 13th June, East Africans together with  Swahili speaking people (including Swahili lovers) will congregate at Hjortstigen 1 in Bergshamra, Solna to celebrate the day.

The event, which will run between 14.00-18.00 hrs, has been organized by the Embassies of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique while its Secretariat is at the Kenyan Embassy.

The theme of the 2015 Swahili Day is: ‘Women in Swahili Culture’.   The organizers believe that promoting interaction and exchanges between different cultures creates an added avenue for enriching diversity and understanding.

The purpose of the event is to celebrate and showcase Swahili culture. Activities will include brief speeches, poetry, live music and dance, display of Swahili food, fashion and literature.

On the line-up for entertainment is Kababa Nkomba Gaby, Kabara Congas & Yaya Sella featuring Maestro Vumbi Dekula with his Ngoma ya Kilo Band which will thrill the crowd. Optional dress code is Khanga, Kitenge, Kikoi or Kanzu.

It is against this background that the Heads of Missions of the organizing Embassies extend their invitation to this special occasion.

For further information, get in touch with the Secretariat through Mr. Sebastian M. Ileli (Second Secretary) at the Kenyan Embassy in Stockholm or the Tanzanian Embassy in Stockholm.

EMBASSY OF REPUBLIC OF KENYA
Birger Jarlsgatan 37, 2tr
Box 7694,
103 95 STOCKHOLM

Telephone  +46 8 218300
Fax: +46 8 209261
kenyaembassystockholm.com

June 3, 2015

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Reader Request: Ann Kioko Urges Critics to Stop Focusing on Her Environment

ANN KIOKOAnn Kioko, the Kenyan lady who has offered to compete with Mali Ya Obama to capture the attention of the 27 year old Lawyer Kiprono, has urged critics to focus on her and not her environment. Kiprono has been in the news for going public with a request to ask President omaba for Mali-Ya Obama when the US President visits next month. In a letter circulated to the media, Ann said that she was ready for Kiprono. She wrote:

I write this letter with a lot of expectations and prayers for a positive response. It has been long since I visited my Facebook account, I have been up and down with life hassles. I live in a simple house in the outskirts of Nairobi and have to wake up very early to go to work to avoid traffic jam, but I am not always lucky in the evenings.

Of late I think Kenyans have really grown rich, they have bought so many cars, I am yet to though. So today I decided to spare a little airtime for bundles and accessed Facebook only to find this headline that you have offered all those herds of livestock to Malia.

If I were in Nigeria, I would use Tufyakwa or Chineke (Oh my God), because I am not amused at all. Since I saw you going to court to urge the Chief Justice to swear in Deputy President , Hon. Ruto as president sometimes ago, I got interested in you!

I have always been fascinated in you since then and have followed you on twitter. I also friended you on Facebook but you have not accepted my friend request yet. All the same I took time to go through your pictures, I got smitten by this picture you have some good looking, seemingly designer lipstick on your lips. I have been looking for that shade to no avail.  The more the reason I am very unhappy that all that expertise is going to Malia.

I am a 27 year old (turned 27 on 2nd May) beautiful single Kamba lady but have been raised in Nyahururu. I am well educated and cultured, with an almost same complexion as Malia and a beautiful smile.

One of my bffs is Kalenjin and has taught me how to prepare Mursik and cook brown Ugali. I have also interacted with Lawyers in my job , they are very nice people. In my village in Weru, Nyandarua District, we have a big shamba where all the livestock can be grazed sufficiently. We are located near Lake Ol poloisat, so they will never lack in water and just a few meters down, there’s a cattle dip. Look, they will be very well taken care of.

Actually we could start some business of exporting milk to other counties, I am a very hardworking woman and within no time we will build our own white house. Kiprono, please recall the offer to President Obama and consider my application, we can explain to him when he comes to Kenya.

With love,
Ann Kioko.

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