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From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste

Since The People Daily reported four days ago that Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi archdiocese is reassigned to Vatican many of you have asked me to establish the truth about the report. Click here to read the report-Cardinal Njue to get Vatican position as reshuffle looms | The People.

I have been reluctant to report because the office of the Nuncio in Nairobi has not communicated it officially. However according to the report by The People Daily sources in the Church said John Cardinal Njue is scheduled to be appointed by Pope Francis head of the Pontifical Association of the Holy Childhood, a Catholic children’s association commonly referred to in Latin as the Pontificium Opus a Sancta Infantia.

Report further reveals that in his new position, Njue will be based in Vatican City, Italy where he undertook his formative studies before he rose up the ranks in the Kenyan Catholic Church to his current position.

The new changes according to the report will effectively see Bishop Maurice Mukhatia of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru transferred to Nairobi for the eventual appointment to the position of cardinal and archbishop.

Although it is not said why Njue is to go to Rome, according to the report this might be as the result of Vatican concerns over divisions in the Kenyan Catholic church during the reign of Cardinal Njue, dating back from majimboism debate to constitutional review and presidential elections.

Njue also hit the headline in May 2009 when members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal group in the Archdiocese of Nairobi were angry at him when he ordered it investigated. This was despite the fact that his successor emeritus Archbishop Ndingi Mwana Nzeki supported and appointed a priest in charge of the movement.

Cardinal Njue also hit the headline in 2010 when the Nairobi Star reported that over 100 priests within the Archdiocese of Nairobi were planning to ambush Njue at a meeting on November 16 to challenge his leadership. Click here to read the source-Priests rebel against Njue | The Star.

The paper reported that the priests wanted to tell him to his face that they were losing faith in him because of the way he is treating them and the faithful. The priests were reported to have told all those who could speak to Njue including the Pope’s Pepresentative in Kenya Archbishop Paul Allan Lebeaupin and members of the Episcopal conference but nothing had changed.

Some priests were also unhappy with Njue’s campaign for the No side during the August 4 constitutional referendum. Njue had directed all the Catholics in Kenya to vote ‘NO’ to the constitution.

According to the report, he forced some of the priests to openly campaign against the constitution even when they knew that the people who came to church were in support of the constitution.

The priests who refused to tell their Christians to vote ‘NO’ argued that they wanted to people to use their consciences to vote ‘YES’ or ‘NO’. They wanted the church to remain neutral.

Njue also featured on controversial ownership of St Mary’s Hospital. Cardinal Njue and Marie Therese Gacambi of the Assumption Sisters wanted to grab the hospital from Father William Charles Fryda of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Society in the United States who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the hospitals.

According to Catholic observers, Mukhatia is the best for Nairobi because he can unite the church based on his robust personality unlike Njue whom critics argue has not been vocal in taking the authorities head on like his predecessor Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki who was the most outspoken critic of the Moi regime over the ethnic violence that rocked parts of Rift Valley region shortly before the 1992 General Election.

The paper further reveals that the changes will also see one Alfred Rotich, who left the Military Ordinariate of Kenya, the diocese charged with the pastoral care of the uniformed members of Armed Forces, moved to Mombasa as an archbishop to replace Boniface Lele who has been retired on health grounds.

The Church the paper reports, is also contemplating the appointment of Fr Hieronymus Njoya currently the regional superior of Consolata Missionaries based in Kenya to head Kakamega diocese to replace Bishop Philip Sulumeti who retired last year on health grounds.

The changes are also set to see Fr Lawrence Njoroge, a lecturer and chaplain at the Jomo Kenyatta University and Agriculture and Technology, appointed Vice chancellor of the Catholic University of East Africa.

But people are to wait for the official announcements by the papal representative, (Apostolic Nuncio) to Kenya- Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo just as he did in November 1, 2013 when Lele retired.

Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko, AJ
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Real change must come from ordinary people who refuse to be taken hostage by the weapons of politicians in the face of inequality, racism and oppression, but march together towards a clear and unambiguous goal.

-Anne Montgomery, RSCJ
UN Disarmament
Conference, 2002


Reports Leo Odera Omolo In Kisumu City

The insecurity situation along the Luo – Nandi border that has been escalating in recent months is likely to improve following the gunning down of an armed thug by policemen in Nandi Hills town this week.

Jack Kispang who is suspected to have been ex-security personnel was on Monday this week trailed by detectives more than 10 hours from Cheptiret to Nandi hills town where he and his accomplices plans to stage a robbery of a supermarket were botched.

Detectives confronted the suspected robbers when they drew a pistol and threatened to shoot the workers at the supermarket and ordered them to surrender. Kipsang was armed with a Ceska pistol. The officers shot him several times at a close range. His companions fled and were still being hotly pursued by policemen.

A police source in Nandi County said the deceased is suspected to have been the leader of a heavily armed gang who were behind a spate of night attacks and killings in Nandi Hills Sub-County.

So far the gang has killed two senior managers in the tea estates within a period of two months.

The same gang, last Saturday, killed 70-year-old tea farmer Paul Malakwe Arap Rop. The wealthy farmer was attacked at his home, located at Chepotik village several kilometers outside Nandi hills town.

Police Chief in the area Jacinta Wesonga confirmed the incident. Seven people have been shot dead in the area in the last two months.

The police believe the culprits are behind six other murders and have appealed to members aware of the problem to volunteer information on those behind the worrisome and alarming killings.

Two weeks ago, the security Minister Joseph Ole Lenku in the company of the inspector general of police David kimaiyo toured the volatile Nandi-Luo and order and urged the two communities to maintain peace

The two top security officials assured tea and sugar cane farmers of the governments intention to improve security.

The first tea estate manager to die was was David Bivech of Chemartin Tea Estate who was attacked by the group armed with AK47 assault riffle in his house. Five other people who included Bivech’s wife, two administration police officers, a clerk and a night watchman were also injured in the attack on the manager’s house and were hospitalised for gun wounds which they sustained during the raid.

In the second raid incident William Nyongai an estate manager at Kapchoring Tea Estate received a gun shot wound and died while being treated at the nandi Hills Sub – District Hospital. Nyongai ‘s assailants escaped by cutting the barbed wire fence.

Three other deaths in the recent weeks were reported in the Muhoroni site of the border. They included 3 teachers, a retired teacher and a farmer. In the Nyanza incident, the three victims were shot to death by the assailants using poisoned arrows.

At the same time large scale sugar acne farmers in Kibos area near Kisumu and around Miwani, Chepsweka areas along the Nandi Escarpment have raised complaints about the want on destruction of their cane fields by herds men who are defiantly grazing herds of cattle in their farms thereby destroying young cane land.

Each time farmers who are members of the Indian community send watchmen to drive animals out of their farms, the herdsmen threatened them by shooting at them with arrows. The farmers have appealed to the government to bring the situation to an end and save their crops.


Kenya: You’re invited to Nairobi StorySema (Dec 10, 2013)

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Commentary By Leo Odera Omolo

ANYONE reading through the columns of the Kenyan newspapers will not escape from reading malice and deliberate distortion and concoction of the the country’s political history, especially in regards to the role of those gallant freedom fighters of the past. I was so disgusted, perturbed and dismayed when I read the stories of Kenyan heroes of the yester-years

The photographs which were lined up as those of the freedom fighters during the hero’s day celebrations were mostly of former Home-Guards and boot lickers of the colonialists. I am particularly concerned with the several supplements carried out by some of the dailies.

Our papers showed only those who were well-known as the blue-eyed agents of the colonialists and white settlers, and the photos with dubious contributions to the real task for liberation war.

The list of the pseudo heroes were published either by design or malice that excluded the portrait of Mzee Harry Thuku, the fonder of the Kikuyu Central Kenya Association, which was later to became the mother of the defunct Kenya African Union {KAU}

The late Thuku, is arguably is the father of African nationalists uprising against the British colonial rulers in this country and their associates, the white settlers, Indian business moguls, and the Arabs. In the list of the past heroes of the independent struggle,the writers deliberately excluded the photo and name of Ronald Gideon Ngala, James Smuel Gichuru,Ex-Senior Chief Koinnange Wa Mbiyu, Wokesha Mengu of Taita/Taveta, Fred Kubai, Makan Singh, Walter Fanuel Odede,Daniel Ojijo Oteko of Karachuonyo, John Paul Olola from Alego, Jalmaya Okaka Rabala of Seme, of the Kavirondo Taxpayers Association { Piny Owacho}, John Kebaso of Kisii, JOHN andala of Bunyore, Lumadede Kisala of Maragoli, Elijah Masinde of Bukhusu, Rev Canon Awori , W.W.W.Awori, Eliud Wambu Mathu, Benard Mate , J.jeremiah Nyagah and Francis J.Khamisi.

Other freedom fighters who had the colonialists and their white settlers friends sleepless nights included Arap Koilagen the head of laibons in Kericho and the descendant of Kipnyige and Koitalel Arap Samoei. Arap K Mfangano Island after his entire Talai Laibon clan} Talai were forcefully evicted from their fertile ancestral land to pave thew way for the white settlers tea plantation in Keriucho and Bomet aregions and driven to the remote Gwassi Hills in the then South Nyanza in 1934. Koilagen died in 1956 and was buried on Mfangano Island while his two other cousins died in Nyeri prison where they were detained by the colonial government

The second regent generation of freedom fighters included Lawrence Gerald Oguda,Taaitta Araap Toweett, John Marie Seroney Josef Stanley Mathenge of Nyeri, Ambalal Patel [Ambu} , V.V. Patel.Daniel Moss oF Mt Elgot Congress, Kondit Ole Tiis, Dr Julius Gikonyo Kiano, J.D. Kali

Back to JAMES Samuel Gichuru, it was the latter who prior to the return of Jommo Kenyatta from Europe in 1948 became the first President of KAU. He relinquished this position and stood down for Kenyatta to resume the party leadership.,.

Again for the second time in 1941 Gichuru stood down as the President of KANU to give way to Commn Kenyatta to resume the party”s leadership after the latter”s release from the colonial jails in 1961,

About ODEDE, The Makerere trained veterinarian had stepped into Kenyatta shoes and resumed the presidency of KAU late in October 1951 only a week after Kenyatta and other top leaders of the party were rounded up by the colonial security personnel on the night of October 20. Kenyatta and five other were vanished in the remotest part of the NORTHERN Kenya before they were charged before a court in Kapenguria and jailed with hard labour on the framed charges of managing Mau Mau. Before the end of the same month, Odede hiukself was arrested while visiting South Nyanza and vanquished into detention camp in Maralal, Samburu from where he remained in the colonial detention and restriction camps until 1960s.

It would be good for the young writers to visit libraries before penning about history and they should stop sycophantic outbursts in which people whose contributions to the independence struggle are very insignificant.

The younger journalists must stop turning the history of this country upside down



From: Adede Owalla

source; Adede Owalla ( RE_DEFINING LUO HISTORY)

Luos have a complex migration history that cannot be blindly linked to the upper Eastern Africa. The reality is that Bar_el_gazel region of southern Sudan was just one of the several stop_overs that luos got in quest to trace and re_trace their direction. The present Palestine was in around 800 BC Known as the land of the black, presumably because it was populated by black people. Fosil analysis reveals that these ancient inhabitants were more of nilotic than any group. Luos are believed to be part of the group. Migration started as long as human history can be told.

A good number of the original luos, travelled to Africa, westwards toward the present day Nigeria and Ghana. These groups got assimilated by more bigger communities that they met on migration routes and luoism in them faded away. Mark that by around 16 BC, the luo community formed part of a language group known as TIHEAK , which existed as unified group until around 20AD When interclan violence tore them apart. Simon The siren who helped Jesus carry the cross was a member of a splinter community of the TIHEAK…………..

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From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste

Next Sunday November 24, 2013 is the Feast of Christ the King, established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man’s thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did not exist.

The feast demonstrates the fact that Jesus came to serve all humankind. His kingship spells out a kingdom of justice and judgment balanced with radical love, mercy, peace, and forgiveness.

Though he died, like other kings, he died willingly to save his people, and his death was not a result of a battle lost or a plan gone awry, but of a glorious victory. He rode into Jerusalem, announcing his kingship on a borrowed donkey. He had no palace or statehouse, much less a place to lay his head, and lacked a transportation service.

Although the day was established as an antidote to secularism, today in Kenya there are some people who still believe that there is no God, that science and the scientific process have made God obsolete. They believe on things you can touch, feel, prove, or study.

One of their major beliefs is based on wealth. That man is an evolving creature who will become capable of planning the perfect economy. Man, who must “save himself,” must be in absolute control of all aspects of his universe, and that government must be granted authority over man’s economic affairs. Read Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Quas primas (On the Feast of Christ the King) which shows that secularism is the direct denial of Christ’s Kingship.

Another challenge is of post-election violence victims who are still traumatized. As Pope Francis says, we must continue in our efforts to bring healing to the wounded and be more merciful them.

We must admit that as a church in Kenya we have not done a lot to show balance and “heal wounds” of the victims. We have not found a new balance because most often, especially as pastors we think that only few of the suspects of post-election violence need our prayers and healing.

Pope Francis says if we think this is how the church should operate, then even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.

There are those who lost their income, job, or displacement due to the event, still housed by relatives or friends. They are not only homeless, they are landless and jobless. Ethnic communities in Kenya have not been healed and reconciled. People of different ethnic communities are still bitter and wonder justice would prevail one day.

Children have been adversely affected economically, socially, physically and psychologically. They saw their mothers and sisters being gang raped, their fathers stripped naked and forcefully circumcised. These children have never healed from this trauma.

Physically some children have dropped out of school, some were also raped as their parents watched and some were injured. Psychologically children are still traumatized from the orgies they witnessed. They have nightmares and no one is thinking about them.

The Waki commission mandated to recommend legal, political and administrative measures to prevent violence in future and to ensure that those involved in the violence are brought to justice as individuals. To date the victims are still crying for that justice.

Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko, AJ
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Real change must come from ordinary people who refuse to be taken hostage by the weapons of politicians in the face of inequality, racism and oppression, but march together towards a clear and unambiguous goal.

-Anne Montgomery, RSCJ
UN Disarmament
Conference, 2002


From: Nyambok, Thomas
Date: Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Subject: KENYANS.docx
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KENYANS: What would you like to know about your President? Why the president and the jubilee MPs want to frustrate the Media industries? There are so many questions pending that need to be addressed and answered by His Excellency the president of the Republic of Kenya Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta himself.

REMEMBER: That as the Jubilee government and the AU hope for the proposed amendment to the Rome Statute, which established the ICC to block the Kenyan Inductees trial at The Hague. This will not happen and it is foolish, and it makes Africans look foolish.

WARRANT OF AREST: The Kenyan inductees’ warrant of arrest still stands. The Kenyans’ warrants are different from the one of the Sudan’s President El-Bashir because Bashir never went to the ICC to sign any Affidavit for a warrant of arrest in advance in case he failed to appear in court.

UHURU KENYATTA: Kenyatta went to The Hague and agreed with the ICC‘s conditions and signed for the warrant of arrest in advance in case he changed his mind. The President of Sudan El-Bashir did not. With Kenyans cases, they have been trying to avoid going to The Hague. Secondly, the inductees have been abusing the privilege’s that were given to them by the ICC.

As they signed to adhere and abide by the courts orders, if they changed their minds to not attend the courts, then they will be in trouble with the ICC courts, they will be picked up from any country, at any International AirPort without resistance. Note that they all signed and agreed with the condition at The Hague.

JUSTICE FOR THE DEAD: There shall be no healing and reconciliation before delivering justice to the dead and the victims. We must find these rich human beings who turned into goons?

The poor Kenyan citizens and the voters don’t want to bring back the ICC courts to Africa, it will not work for the poor citizens but for the rich goons. The EACJ wouldn’t provide the poor citizens with clear justice. They have never, ever been cohesive mechanisms to deal with cases like those before the ICC today.

THE UNSC’s: The UNSC’s doesn’t work for the EALA members as AU. EAU and Kenya alone proposed the postponement of the ICC cases facing the Kenyans inductees. They will not bring back our dead including children and there will be no justice for the victims as well. The EALA are still sleeping on their ears. We shall let them know that we know more than what they may think they know about the ICC.

Is there any African President who has faced the court of law after they killed innocent citizens like Mr. ARAP MOI and Mr. MWAI KIBAKI? Their administration should face justice. Kenyans must now demand for the previous two Presidents to be taken to courts before they fall sick or die.

KENYANS: Kenyans and the opposition parties should not relent, and they should not give up. Kenyans want all the goons to be in one place. They belong to the jails that are outside of the African continent. Does the EALA know the meaning of the one year deferral of the ICC cases to Africa?

It is just away to start killing innocent Kenyans and to demise with documents and play around with Kenyans intelligence – not again. These African Presidents have misused power. ICC is going nowhere, we fought for it and it must remain in place. AU will get a shock of the2% they are looking up to.


These are the people who make Uhuru Kenyatta fear to go to The Hague because the truth is there with all their Identities on board with every thing that should be known. If by any chance he steps in there, he will not be released because he has been the most expensive inductee president in Africa at large.

(A)As far as the State House budget is concerned, how much were they paying Mungiki’s Army per month, per hire or as per individual with different responsibilities? What did it cost to buy the tools, weapons, machetes, arrows and many crude weapons?

The general service unit (GSU) at gate” A’’ at the State House came to set the goons by recording the events they knew. They know everything as they well recorded the Mungiki’s officials. Those who went to State House Nairobi for the strategies to get ready for the rigging matters were not spared. Their pictures, audio and date and time were recorded accordingly.

(B)The world would like to know from His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta to address the public personally and clear the air about his sexuality. We need to know if he has ever been part of the homosexuality community before and after being in the United States for further Education.

It is high time he let the truth prevailed about his life in Kenya and in the United States. Kenyans will accept the truth as it is no matter what.

(c) Terrorists invaded Nairobi – Did the President and the Commander of the Armed Forces of Kenya know about the coming of the terrorists to attack Kenyans on the Kenyan soil? He was at home in Kenya at State House Nairobi where he never tried to prevent the killings as it happened. He was in Nairobi, not at The Hague. He was in the capital city of the Republic of Kenya.

Kenyans do not trust their President together with the Jubilee government because Mr. Uhuru’s god father Mr. Arap Moi is still ruling Kenya with dirty games jointly with Mama Ngina Kenyatta.

(D)WHY IS THE SITTING President Uhuru Kenyatta afraid to go to The Hague? Kenyans and the World want to know from Uhuru Kenyatta about his behavior? He likes taking lame excuses about the security of the country yet other dirty things are happening around his leadership now.

Matters are still not coming out clear about his commanding in chief of the armed forces to the country. I propose and recommend that the opposition parties and Kenyans at large take these matters seriously. The inquiry should be instituted to find out who did what and who knew what and when did they know about it and why did they let it get to live killings? The whole West Gate Mall killing was like a clip out of a Will Smith movie.

(E) KENYANS: The sitting president Uhuru Kenyatta will not go to The Hague Courts – count it on me. The truth always set every individual free and if Uhuru Kenyatta is not found guilty then he will be a free man and he will be at Peace. Remember one of my articles I wrote about 13 people who were in the Mwai Kabaki’s administration who should be called to tell the truth because we have the evidence. I said only 10 will be available but now they have started poisoning others who could be helpful to the inquiry as staunch witnesses.

REMEMBER FEW DAYS AGO: Some Kenyan newspapers tried to give the same information I had tried to alert the Kenyan authorities before about the Westgate Mall attack but they never took it seriously, instead it was left for ritual matters. Can Uhuru Kenyatta remove the band marked with the Kenya flag colors around his left hand next to the wristwatch. These are charm matters which will not last.

(F)KENYANS: Do you all know that Mama Ngina Kenyatta and the former President Daniel Arap Moi are working together to make sure that Kenya go back to the old darkness. They will not let Uhuru Kenyatta be prosecuted at The Hague’s courts no matter what and a good man must have a wife next to him – isn’t it?

(G) Westgate mall becomes the ritual set up for the Jubilee and KANU government to proceed with the ruling? Remember the Westgate scandal has come to be the ICC matter for deferring the cases back to Kenya? How many African presidents have ever been taken to Courts of Law in their own county? The AU is making a big mistake for the deferral matters. As far as we know, it will not work and again ICC is not a market you walk in as you may – it is the Worlds’ justice Court for the Dead and the Victims.

(H)THE IDPs: The timing is not right for giving Land title deeds in Rift Valley while the ICC Court is still in its initial process. The reconciliation should be done by Kenyans through referendum. There is still tension and fear because there is nothing binding the IDPs and other victims. You can’t live in Peace with a neighbor who lost his wife, children, husband and members of their families while in the same neighborhood, other people never did because they were protected. The MPs, the voters and the Churches must come together for repentance, and cleansing by prayers (Gods Prayers and repentance)

(I)Why were the police officers transferred after the Westgate footage was being asked about the truth from the government? President Kenyatta authorized Police Chief to be in commanding before the Army Commander Come on board.

His Excellency the President did a good job to have commanded the head of police forces to be in command, but unfortunately, the president never thought about the Army commander with his commandos coming on board, the two could not work together. The President could have advised all forces to meet and agree on the best strategy that would make them succeed.

There were no consultations on the ground unfortunately. That is why the forces killed one another, there was no ground communication.

I wish Mr. Ruto would know that to resign from the office asap would pave him a way for a better future without going through chest thumping because he still has a string on his neck no matter what.

Uhuru Kenyatta had their own strategy with Kibaki’ administration at the State House and that was their secrete for fixing Ruto. Ruto also had his own strategies that brought Kenya to where it is today. If I were Mr. Ruto, I would live the office and continue with the ICC cases. After that, Kenyans may realize that he is a great man worth being the future president of Kenya with good leadership.

I would wish that Uhuru Kenyatta resigns from the office too asap with honor to become an ordinary Kenyan. It will give him enough time to deal with ICC cases and clear his name first.


Cc. State House Nairobi
Cc. Kenyan Embassy US.
Cc. All Kenyans in the World.

Thanks Yours: Tom Nyambok
11/20/2013 200:00pm

Kenya: urgent attention needed on the attached letter

From: Bishop Dr. Washington Ogonyo Ngede

P.O BOX 7693 – 00200,

I Bishop Dr. Washington Ogonyo Ngede the Head of Power of Jesus Around the World Church do categorically states that I am surprised and dismayed by the article with the headline “Strange Sms lands Kisumu Pastor in Court”. As the head of the Power of Jesus Around the World Church, I strongly refute the Story which is very much untrue, malicious and damaging to the Church which is aforementioned in the story falsely. Our Church has no Pastor with the said name Erick Osewe alias Domnic Oloo and none of our Pastors have been arraigned in Court of Law as falsely stated in your story. I therefore demand to know where your news paper got this untrue story touching on me, my family and the Church which has defamed me together with the Church and fraternity.

Your Citizen Reporters also put a false Statement on November 11, 2013 that Church Members gang up against me that I am not sincere by forcing them to raise money for purchasing for me a vehicle, that matter was an unanimous decision for the whole Church to buy for me a vehicle. Neither did our Church Board of Administration nor the Committee Chairman and the Members complained, and they are still raising money upto this moment for paying the balance. You mentioned in your Citizen edition that Voice of Salvation and Healing Church under Archbishop Dr. Silas Owiti gave Kshs. 500,000, that is not true. During the fundraising August 18, 2013, Bishop Dr. Winnie Owiti gave Kshs. 10,000 only.

I have done a lot to our Community and Kenya since 1994 upto date, I have never taken money from anybody by false pretense. My record is clear and I fail to understand why your Reporters decided to destroy my name which I have build for years Domestically and Internationally.

Finally, I demand an apology to be carried out in the front page of the your news paper within a period of Seven days from the day and date of receiving this letter failure to which , the Church will institute legal action against the news paper ( Weekly Citizen). I also demand an acknowledgement letter from you assuring me that they have agreed to carry out the apology over this story which has so far cost serious embarrassment to me, my family, friends and the Church Community. Finally I am interested in the following, please state why I should not file the following claims against you: –

1. Criminal libel

2. General damage for defamation of both myself and the Church fraternity

3. The report was widely read locally and all over the Universe, therefore kindly furnish me with the audited figures of your news paper circulation per week. As audited by Competent and reputable firm of registered auditors.

4. Could you kindly give me the name of your Reporter who authored the Articles? Thank you.

Bishop Dr. Washington Ogonyo Ngede, H.S.C.


From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste

Denis from Nairobi says I did not come out clear on the 2nd question asked by Adede Omondi because right from the onset we saw the parliamentarians ask for increased salaries even threatening to disband the Salaries Commission, at the end of it all the Ksh. 5 m car grants to MPs and Senators cost Kenyans. It would have made sense like in the past when they were given loans. It is all about impunity. Seemingly they are worse off, cutting on the gains already made.

While Denis’ observation is genuine that politicians in Kenya are among the highest paid on earth, despite the fact that many of their constituents are poor, unemployed and undernourished, corruption is one of the country’s most serious problems historically, with both taxes and international aid often lining private pockets instead of filling public coffers.

The never-ending corruption in the land ministry that just last few weeks ago saw Cabinet Secretary of Lands, Housing and Urban Areas, Charity Ngilu, unilaterally create an office without the authority of the Kenya Constitution or that of Kenya Parliament is just one example to demonstrate that corruption is real in Kenya.

Denis is right to argue that all these is to do with impunity and that is why President Uhuru Kenyatta defended Ngilu a day after Parliament pressed for her sacking for violating the Constitution. Ngilu was awarded the ministry by Kenyatta for having tirelessly campaigned for his presidential bid.

Parliament wanted Ngilu to be sacked for disregarding the constitution in making illegal appointments. Defending her therefore, is condoning corruption and impunity of the first class degree.

The creation of the post of Director General for Lands who is a trustee can only be done by the National Lands Commission or through a bill passed by Kenya Parliament.

Adede Omondi raised the issue of 2010 parliament because this is the parliament corruption was real, open and went unchallenged. It was the year Amos Kimunya as Transport Minister was accused as the most corrupt cabinet minister.

Kimunya who was also the Kipipiri MP topped the list due to some mega scandals which put him on the spotlight. Among the scandals involved was Sh 2.8 billion Grand regency Hotel, Sh4.6 billion money printing scandals and the Sh 56 billion airport tender scandal.

It was the same year Prof Anyang Nyong’o was on the headlines over the National Hospital Insurance Fund. It was alleged that he wired Sh 900 million to his personal accounts in Jersey and Gayman islands.

He was followed by Otieno Kajwang’ whose tender deals on passport and identity cards were questionable. It was alleged that the minister was god father of the corruption dogma in immigration ministry. Billions of shillings were alleged to have passed on his hands through issuance of illegal passports and citizenship.

The next was Soita Shitanda who was accused of illegally allocating government houses to then PS Francis Kimemia and Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru. Shitanda was also accused of giving the government houses to his wife and relatives.

Another cabinet minister who made the headline news was Moses Wetangula. He was involved in Tokyo scandal where the Kenyan taxpayer lost over 1.2 billion. Wetangula by then was Foreign Affairs minister. His firm was also involved in the Turkana oil saga where he was accused to have made over a billion for himself.

He was followed by Kiraitu Muringi in that category. Kiraitu was involved in series of scandals from Aglo Leasing, which raked in billions from illegal tender processes.

The next minister in this category was Prof Sam Ongeri, a key confidante of President Mwai Kibaki, was involved in the massive plunderof billions of shillings meant for free education kitty which jeopardised the free primary education programme.

The year 2010 was also the year that nepotism topped the list. While Prime Minister Raila Odinga was accused of favoring his elder brother Oburu Odinga as Assistant Minister for Finance, cousin Jakoyo Midiwo as Joint Govt. Chief Whip (essentially a full Cabinet position), his sister Akinyi Wenwa for diplomatic post in Los Angeles, Kibaki was being crucified on the same.

Raila was also accused of favoring his sister Beryl Achieng as chairperson of Railways Workers Pension Board, his cousin Carey Orege as PS Ministry of Regional Development, Elkanah Odembo (Midiwo’s brother-in-law) Ambassador to USA, his cousin Paul Gondi as Executive Chairmsan Geothermal Development Company.

Others were distance cousin from Sakwa in South Nyanza, Ochillo Ayacko as Executive Chairman Kenya Nuclear Electricity Project, his cousin from Sakwa in Bondo, Joe Ager as Senior Officer in Kenya Power among others.

At that time Kibaki had been accused of favoring his relatives and tribesmen from Mt Kenya region. They included Muchemi Wanjuki as Solicitor General, Deputy Solicitor General, Muthoni Kimani, Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndung’u, Deputy registrar-general, F M Ng’ang’a, and Registrar General Bernice Gachegu.

Others were Permanent secretary Francis Kimemia, CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro, AP Commandant K. Mbugua, Commissioner of Police Matthew Iteere, GSU boss Munga Nyale, Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe, NSC Peace and Conflict Management Mr. S.K. Maina, Government Printer: Andrew Rukaria, and Senior Director Administration/Internal Security Iringo Mutea among others.

Now Uhuru is being accused on the same by appointing Njee Muturi as the new Solicitor General, because Njee is a son to the late Muturi Njee from Nyeri County, who also served as the private Secretary to the country’s founding President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

While Jomo Kenyatta died in 1978, the older Muturi died much later when Njee was already serving as Uhuru’s Personal assistant. The high level of confidence between Uhuru and Njee saw the lawyer serve as the Jubilee Presidential Chief Agent during the March 4 General Election at the national tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya.

Njee had also served as the Kanu Executive Director between 2006 and 2009 when Uhuru was the national chairman of the party, further demonstrating their close working relationship. As a Solicitor General, he will be playing the key role of assisting the Attorney General in the performance of his duties as Principal Legal Adviser to the Government.

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By our special correspondent

The sentiment expressed by a section of Western Kenyan leaders who have asked the Kenya Sugar Boards Chief Executive Rosemary Mkok to Resign has received the backing of sugar cane farmers in Nyanza.

A cross section of farmers in the sugar cane farming fraternity there is a teaching that the KSB CEO should pack and go home due to what they termed as “incompetency, inefficiency and poor management style.

Western province Mp who included Kakamega senator Bonny Khalwale, Mwingi West MP Benjamin Wachiali, Mumias West Johnson Nakoccaa an Lugari MP Ayub Savula in a joint statement released in Kakmega last Friday called on the KSB CEO to take responsibility for the problem taking the Sugar Industry in this country.

The \Western leaders were speaking during the stakeholders meeting held at Mumias Sugar Company Guest House.

The team warned that “Sugar Industry was on the verge of fatal collapse because of Mkok’s poor leadership”.

The KSB which is the regulatory body in the sugar industry had irregulsrlym licensed millers to operate in various parts of their region without meeting the mandatory requirements which stipulated in the law and that is why the sector is in the present mess.

The regulation guiding the establishment of new sugar mills have been ignored and violated with impunity hence the source of intensive scrambling for the raw cane.

It stipulates that the new mills might be located about 40 kilometers from the existing for the purpose of maintaining smooth supplies of raw cane.

The regulation was flagrantly violated by the KSB when it licensed both West Kenya and Butali Sugar Mills very close to each other.

In Southern Nyanza the Sukari Limited at Wachara in Ndhiwa is only 10 km from the Awendo based Sony Sugar while at the same time another Sugar factory in Trans Mara is less than 20km from each. This has been the source of excessive cane poaching.

Meanwhile workers within the Sugar Industry in Western Kenya have placed the blame about the woes in the sugar sub-sector of the economy on the unrealistic policy and practice of Cotu (k)

The workers blame the Secretary General Francis Atwoli for having failed the workers in the sugar industry in particular and in the agriculture sector as a whole. Atwoli is fond of double speaking and has contributed largely towards the workers endless problems in this country.

Atwoli is the secretary at the Kenya Union of Agriculture and plantation. He has clandestine interest in the Kenya Union of Sugar Plantation Workers (KUSPW) whose secretary general is Francis Wagara while the union chairperson is Mrs Roslida Atwoli. It has become a family business.

Atwoli has failed to kick out foreign workers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who now forms the best part of staff in the Sugar Mills. All the sugar Mills owned by Indian Investors have imported hundreds of foreign workers. Some not even justified for the farm jobs they are holding can be filed by the local Kenyans.

These Mills included Butali, West Kenya, Kibos Sugar and Allied Industries , Sukari industry in Ndhiwa and Trans Mara Sugar. Factory in Narok Countty.

Foreigners are engaged on petty subordinate jobs general office clerks, time keepers, store – keepers, junior clerks, account clerks, messengers, cleaners, mechanics, electricians e.t.c. these categories of jobs can be filled by Kenyans.

The attack on COTU (K) and Atwoli came as realization to his support for the de-regeneration of Buteli at West Kenya Sugar Companies in Kakamega County.

Speaking during a fundraising meeting at Chekalini Secondary School in Lugari Constituency where he supported the blamed move by members of the National Assembly to de-register Butali out then key as saying that some of then licenses to the millers were uncalled for..

Anyone supporting the existence of the two factories is encouraging corruption, he said, abutting Mumias Sugar Man can employ and support over 200,000 people it allowed to thrive without competition.

Atwoli also came in to time for having failed miserably from his vain attempt to block the introduction of mechanized tea plucking machine in Kericho, Bomet, Bituli and Nandi Hills, tea growing regions. These machines were introduced a couple of years ago hence rendering close to 20,000 workers who plucked tea manually further deep then Atwoli vehement opposition to the man, which included a failed strike.

The COTU (K) should stop the mechanized tea plucking machine that instead of interfering with the workers in the Tea industry first before poking his nose into the sugar industry



Reports Leo Odera Omolo In Awendo TOWN

RESIDENTS of Awendo Town in Migori County have raised complaints against the increased number of Motorcyclists boda Boda operating in the area which have become the source of insecurity and many accidental deaths. They are demanding for the quick intervention of the Prov9ncial Administration and the police authorities because the numbers of deaths caused by these machines have reached the most alarming proportion.

Many deaths in the recent months have occurred in the recent months. These deaths have become the source of worries as a day hardly passed without someone loosing his or her precious lives. Some of the deaths are are caused due to business competition. A number of riders have been killed by their own passengers and their motorbikes stolen by passenger – turned thug.

The residents have also appealed to the government to ensure that the boda boda riders operates only during working hours and strictly not after darkness. Two riders had their throats sit open and killed within a week after the smartly dressed passengers who hired them after darkness turned thugs and killed them in grisly and cold blooded murder.

The two incident took places within SAKWA central. In the first incident, a motorbike rider was hired by a passenger art Dede Market and who wanted to be taken to Ranjira area. But the rider never saw the next light of the day. He was found dead the next day by the roadside with hid motorbike missing.

Two prominent sugar farmers and business have died as the result of motorbike accidents. The first who died was Mzee Nahashon Nyandiga Aloo of Ng’ong’a village in Sakwa South who met his end while traveling from his home to Awendo town.

Mzee Washington Ogweno Otata, a retired medic from Rinya village in Waware sub-location Sakwa East, was killed by a motorbike rider a month ago. Gun toting criminal thugs have also been reported as being ferried into the villages at night by boda boda motor cyclists with intention of committing a felonies..Quite often the motorbike riders whose numbers have tripled in the recent months.

In most cases these riders have no driving licenses and not qualified to ride their machines on the highway. Police traffic manning the feeder and access roads from the rural locations into the town normally allows the riders to ferry extra passengers so that they could earn 100 ij bribes money. Most of the boda boda who are licensed to carry only one passenger do carry between town and three passengers, putting their lives to a great risk. The riders overload their bike, and even some times carrying up two or three passengers instead of one while traffic police only demand 100 for their bribe money.

There are several access and feeder roads which are linking Awendo town with the surrounding rural locations and villages. They included Awendo-Rapogi-Road, Awendo-Mariwa-road, Awendo Kanyimach-road and the Kisii-Migori highway which passes through.On Market days, the traffic policemen mount road barriers and road blocks on these roads as early as 7.30 A.M ,but all these for the purpose of collection but no traffic offenders are booked.

It has been confirmed that close to 500 motorcyclists are operating inside this small farming town and this has become the source of insecurity



From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste

Adede Omondi writes via email: “I read one of your blogs on corruption and I would wish you share your ideas with me on these questions: one-is parliament now immune from manipulations of transactions like Goldenberg International limited? Two- compare the parliament that existed before the 2010 constitution and the parliament after the 2010 constitution. I would be grateful for your help”.

Yes, you are absolutely right Adede Omondi and the reason why parliament is immune from manipulations of transactions like Goldenberg International Limited is because Goldenberg refers to a series of monumental financial scandal involving chains of very important and influential officials in the government.

The firm, according to testimony during the Goldenberg Commission of Inquiry (2004 – 2005) was co-owned by Pattni, former President Daniel arap Moi and the chief of intelligence at the time, the late James Kanyottu.

When Goldenberg money corrupted the political system during the 1992 General Elections, involving the launch of a new currency note to deal with unprecedented inflation in its aftermath, there was a youthful movement known as Kanu for youth 92 (YK92) to campaign for Moi come back.

One of the members in the movement was William Ruto who is currently the deputy president for the Republic of Kenya. In its wake Goldenberg caused the collapse of dozens of banks precipitating a banking crisis.

The careers of civil servants who helped expose Goldenberg were ruined. Journalists who exposed the story disappeared into oblivion. Chief executives of companies doing business with Goldenberg either fled into exile or died quietly.

During the scandal, former minister for Internal Security, Prof George Saitoti was Finance Minister. Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi was appointed to the Finance Ministry in 1993 while payments to Goldenberg continued.

Kalonzo Musyoka was a minister in the Moi government while this was happening at that time and he knows very well about the scandals. Raila’s father, the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, confessed in 1993 that his political party received Goldenberg money.

Because it involves untouchables, is why the 2004 Commission of Inquiry into Goldenberg set by Mwai kibaki has since been accused of ignoring evidence in order to protect powerful personalities such as ex-President Moi and his cronies.

According to evidence presented before the Goldenberg Inquiry, Mr Pattni formed Goldenberg International with Moi and Kanyottu for the purpose of making money from gold and diamonds smuggled from the Congo (at the time called Zaire).

When Kibaki came under pressure from the opposition party to form yet another commission in July 2008 to investigate the sale of Grand Regency Hotel, the Commission comprising of five members led by Justice (rtd) Majid Cockar, Charles Kirui and Kathurima M’ Inoti as commissioners while Messrs Anthony Oteng’o Ombwayo and Wilfred Nyamu Mati as the secretary and counsel to the Commission, Kibaki was accused by the opposition party leaders that he formed his team to cover up.

The Commission was mandated to recommend any legal and administrative measures that it may deem necessary with regard to the case and hold the inquiry in public or conduct private hearings where necessary.

The hotel was allegedly sold for about $45 million instead of its recorded valued of $115 million. This took place shortly Kibaki had signed an exclusive trade pact with the Libyan government, which gave its companies a head start over other investors when competing for lucrative government contracts.

The trade pact was signed after a meeting between President Mwai Kibaki and his host Muammar Gadaffi. The Grand Regency was recovered from Kamlesh Pattni, the man behind the Goldenberg scandal, in which the government compensated him millions of dollars in a fake gold export scheme.

Recently The Kenyan Daily Post reported that Laico Regency (originally Grand regency Hotel) was reportedly bought by Mwai Kibaki at a throw away price. The hotel which was initially owned by Kamlesh Paul Pattni, was taken by Central Bank of Kenya after Pattni negotiated immunity from prosecution for his role in Golden berg in exchange for the transfer of the Grand regency to the Central Bank of Kenya.

It is said Amos Kimunya colluded with Central Bank Governor, Njuguna Ndungu, in selling the hotel to alleged “foreign investors” who will be later established to be Kibaki’s proxies.

Goldenberg cost the country over Ksh 158 billion according to a Judicial Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Kibaki in 2003. Although George Saitoti was named as one of the beneficiaries, instead of asking his aside from his ministry pending investigation, in 2008 he was promoted from the Ministry of Education to take over as Minister for Internal Security. He was in the same PNU party with Kibaki.

This can answer your second question whether there is different from 2010 parliament and current one when it comes to corruption and impunity. They are the same people who were there since Moi was removed from power in 2002- So what next?

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From: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste

Fred from Molo would like to know whether Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed will this time succeed in her lobby mission to push for amendment of the Rome Statutes to provide for immunity from prosecution to sitting heads of state and government.

She says AU was confident of garnering the support of a two-thirds majority of the states’ parties necessary to effect the amendment in the interest of peace and reconciliation in Kenya.

Fred I don’t think this is going to be possible to get two thirds support given that nine of the African states supporting the amendments may be blocked from voting as they are in arrears of the ICC court’s budget.

Nine out of its 122 members are in arrears and will therefore lose their voting rights at the Assembly of State Parties meeting to be held in The Hague November 20, 2013. Only 34 countries from Africa are members of the court.

According to financial report as of September 13, 2013, many African countries are heavily indebted to the court. They include Tanzania, Senegal, Niger, Ghana, Gabon, Djibouti, Comoros, Guinea and Liberia.

Since Kenya is heavily counting on African countries to push through amendments to Article 27 to grant immunity to sitting heads of governments, this mission is almost impossible.

According to article 112, paragraph 8 of the Rome Statute, “a State Party which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions toward the costs of the Court shall have no vote in the Assembly and in the Bureau if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two full years.”

Assuming all 122 members will be present at The Hague, Kenya will need 81 members to support its proposed amendments. With 34 African states supporting, Kenya will be forced to look out for another 47 states to support its proposals which is not going to be easy.

If the eight African countries are barred from voting due to their indebtedness, Kenya will need to get the support of 56 other countries to meet the requisite support from 81 members’ states for any of the proposed amendments to succeed, which is still not going to be as possible as that.

In Kenya, the ICC case was taken up when the government failed to meet a deadline to establish a domestic tribunal to try suspected perpetrators of the 2007 post-election violence.

The AU has asked its members who are parties to the ICC to push for an amendment to the Rome Statute — the 1998 treaty that established the tribunal — that would bar heads of state from being tried during their terms in office.

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Real change must come from ordinary people who refuse to be taken hostage by the weapons of politicians in the face of inequality, racism and oppression, but march together towards a clear and unambiguous goal.

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UN Disarmament
Conference, 2002

Black Kenyans Empowerment Movement

From: j.ammbbaassaahDEJUOLS


black Kenyans make about 95% of the population yet they only own less than 15% of Kenyan Manufacturing Industries, less than 10 % of Telecommunication Industry, less the 5% of Banking industries, get less than 30 % of government tenders & contracts, the list unending, i.e., look at KEPSA, KAM and the others


Look at all the Private Sector Organizations Management and Organizational Structure composition, the rot runs even deep with less than 15 % blacks in their ranks and file,



Lastly insecurity is for the black as the rest own over 90 % of guns in private hands, truly is Kenya an independent Country?


Join the Black Kenyans Empowerment Movement – For Kenyan True Emancipation!!!!!!!!!

Launch on 12th December 2013,

Poet J. O. Ammbbaassaah DEJUOLS


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Kenya’s top leadership to snub western markets

From: Gordon Teti

The top Kenyan leadership needs western markets more than the western markets need them. They are playing politics with the livelihood of Kenyans. I dare them to implement their threat as this will be the beginning of the end of a dying donkey. Those who claim that Uhuru Kenyatta is fighting terrorism in the horn of Africa are misguided fellows who don’t realize that Western intelligence gathering have facts on who were the architects of Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Kenya. The world has details on how and why the attack happened and those who thought they would hoodwink the world by using the Westgate massacre of innocent people for the deferral of ICC trials now know after the UN Security Council rejected the deferral bid that you can fool some people all the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time. I have always wondered who advises these people or to say the least if they understand the dynamics of international politics. Laurent Kabila lost power within 6 months after turning his back on
Western powers that sponsored his rebellion against Mobutu Sese Seko. The same Rwanda and Uganda, the two countries that are now taking Uhuru to the top of a political cliff before abandoning him there are the same two countries that were used to put Laurent Kabila in power and out of power. Uhuru has made the deadliest and costly political mistake by threatening the economic interest of the Western nations and by doing so his days are numbered. History is full of lessons of leaders from the South who made the same political miscalculations that Uhuru Kenyatta has made by chest thumping and acting tough against “Western imperialism” and all of them ended up with nothing to write home about. Saddam Hussein of Iraq who was more powerful than Uhuru Kenyatta dug a hole to hide into from where he was pulled out like a rat and exposed to the whole world looking a shadow of himself. What about Moamar Ghadaffi? The same scenario. He was found hiding in a tunnel despite the many bomb-proof palace bankers that he used
billions of the Libyan oil money to build for himself. Those who are still shouting threats against Western governments following the UN Security Council resolution that rejected deferral of ICC cases against Uhuru and refused to support impunity are digging a deeper hole for Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya: Why Is Uhuru Doggedly Pursuing ICC Deferral?

From: Samuel Omwenga

Former president Mwai Kibaki flagged off the first shuttle diplomacy in early 2011 intended to have the Kenyan ICC cases deferred.

These efforts were led by now former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka and as we know, the efforts failed.

That was Round I.

Round II got underway a few months ago this time flagged off by President Uhuru Kenyatta but headed by Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Amina Mohamed, an accomplished career diplomat before assuming the portfolio unlike Kalonzo who mostly learned the intricacies of the trade on the job as minister for foreign affairs, save for a stint as a participant in the Sudan peace process.

With her background, and in particular Amina having worked at the UN Security Council as Legal Advisor, it was expected that a different outcome would yield to this second effort to obtain a deferral.

Unfortunately–or fortunately, depending on who’s talking, Amina’s efforts to secure a deferral, too, have not been successful on a very interesting UNSC vote: 7 members voted in the affirmative, 8, including the US, abstained.

I mention the US by name because if Kenya or any country seeking a deferral were to succeed, they must have the US on their side.

France and Britain will always follow the US lead and vote accordingly; Russia and China, the other two permanent members of the council with veto power will usually go along unless it’s something that directly or indirectly threatens their strategic and business interests.

The rest of the 15 member states of the UNSC will usually follow whichever country they have closer strategic ties with among the permanent members.

One needs the support of 9 members of the 15 UNSC members to have a resolution passed but only if no member with veto power votes no.

With the US having always taken a very hostile stance against anything favoring the Ocampo Six and and now Bensouda 3, it was inevitable even our fine and accomplished Amina could not pull this one to the win column but the potential was and still remains there; well some aspect of it as I noted in my Star column this week.

Why then, even against these odds, does Kenya continue to pursue the deferral and/or termination of these cases?

I have my theories and think I know to near certainty but let me keep those to myself for now as I hear what others have to say.

I will say by way of hinting it can’t be for naught neither is it an exercise in futility nor one being naively pursued.

In my column this weekend, I’ll address part of this question and provide a complete analysis in a future column.

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Kenya: Cartels have taken over Lands ministry, Ngilu warns

From: Judy Miriga

Ehe ! Let the talking begin………..ati, the land ministry is a Company taken over by the Cartels and that, Land is not a State Office…..Yeah, did I hear right???

Then, who are the cartels…….and if you cant see them, who warned Ngilu, may be we can start from that point……………because we want to know and we are determined to know who these Cartels who owned Land’s State Department in Kenya are, and how they came to own these Kenyas Public Land that are held in Trust Custody of People’s Government Employee ???

Ngilu must try to make herself clear and her clarity will help save a situation it is a serious concern that peoples livelihood depends on land in a great deal to be taken for granted.

Judy Miriga
Diaspora Spokesperson
Executive Director
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,

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Cartels have taken over Lands ministry, Ngilu warns

Updated Friday, November 15th 2013 at 23:12 GMT +3

During her first day at the office, Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu now recalls, she was warned that ending corruption and entrenched land cartels at the ministry would not be as easy.

Still, the Cabinet Secretary who had served as a minister in the past two parliaments vowed to root them out.

“There is corruption of all kinds at the Lands ministry,” Ngilu told The Standard on Saturday in an exclusive interview.

“I was warned that the lands office was a company and not a State office. I want to return it to Kenyans and this is not going down well with those who are involved in the shady land deals. They (cartels) are here… they are everywhere but you can’t see them.”

The delay of issuing title deeds was her first encounter with the reality of how the process had been tampered to favour the land barons who include the lands officials at her ministry, right from the headquarters to the district land officers.

The officers, according to Ngilu, were working with influential businessmen, politicians and government officials in falsifying land registration documents that resulted in the issuance of more than one title deed in most parts of the country, especially at the Coast.

Soon after her surprise appointment, Ngilu was tasked with ensuring that some 100,000 titles were ready to be issued at the Coast in line with Jubilee’s 100-days-in-office pledge to the people of Coast.

Ngilu appointed Peter Kahuho as the director of lands, a post she later revoked following outcry from MPs that the office was unconstitutional.

She got a reprieve after Jubilee alliance leaders opposed a planned censure motion against her.

Asked why she had appointed Kahuho for the post that almost cost her a cabinet post, Ngilu said she wanted change and sanity at the Lands office. “In the transition period there are bound to be challenges faced by all of us. And to err is human. What surprises me is how this matter was pounced on certain people. Was it about the appointment which I corrected by revoking or there was more?”

According to Ngilu, the drive to change the people who have been involved in land administration for long triggered off panic among the cartels and their masters fought back.

“Many of these cartels have planted themselves in every corner and they are always faceless to the public. They operate through brokers. They could be your friends by day and enemies at night,” she said when asked if she knew any of the said cartels.

She said her plans to digitise the ministry’s systems where unexpected and had the cartels worried.

The digitisation plan is expected to replace files and long queues that characterise the Lands Registry. She said: “The current system has fuelled corruption and delays in land transactions. .”

She said the ministry deals with matters of land ownership through records and files which are in manual form giving room for manipulation. “Many parcels of land have more than one file. File tracking is still very manual and tedious and we want to end this through digitisation.”

She said currently, the Lands ministry is faced with over 7,000 cases arising out of land transactions.

“I have been directed to ensure that no one benefits from irregular allocation of lands and title deeds that were issued irregularly be revoked,” she said.

She said some powerful forces who have served in the past and current governments had strategically placed their people in almost all sectors at Ardhi House where many are informers and act as conveyer belts in the illegal land deals.

“Some have been here long enough and their masters don’t want them touched. I am determined to bring this to end at whatever the cost,” she said.

She said she is facing resistance from the people who have benefitted from the illegal land allocations but promised to soldier on until this is reversed.

She urged prominent people who grabbed or were irregularly allocated land to surrender it to the government or risk being named and shamed.


Writes Leo Odera Omolo In Homa-Bay

THE Homa-Bay County government has envisages a plan to have the road from Mbita Point crossing to Rusinga Island termacked in order to give tourists and other visitors easy access to Tom Mboya Mausoleum, which is located at the late freedom fighter’s home near Matenga beach at Kamasengre, Rusinga West Location.

This was disclosed by the Homa-Bay governor Cypria. Otieno Awit. He further explained that ather road network earmarked from future improvement included Oyugis Kendu-Bay road and Rangwe-Rodi-Kopany Oyugis road. These roads are so important not only for easy communication, but would also facilitate easy travelling for traders and formers to access markets in the hinterland.

Other projects which are in the pipeline included tarmarcking the road which is traversing Mfangano, another fishing island which is also potential for tourist attractions.

Plans are also a foot for improving Kadongo-Gendia road and and the road that branches off at Kanyadhiang on the main Kendu-Bay-Homa-Bay rod and traversing Homa Hills via Pala as well as Kadel-Kowuor Pier road.

Prior to independence in 1963 Mboya used to walk from Mbita Point to his Kmasengre home on Rusinga Island.a distant of about eight miles. He used to cross Mbita Channel using a Dingy while leaving his car on the mainland, but this was later replaced by Ferry servicerr and after Mboya’s death in 1969, a Coasway was constructed. A permanent bridge is currently under construction The KENYA Museium services has since taken over the management of Tom Mboya Mausoleum.

Mboya, the most brilliant politician Kenya, has ever had is widely acknowledge as an uncompressed freedom fighter at the same time the architect of Kenya’s independence, died in hails of bullets fired by an assassin in a Nairobi street on July 5, 1969. HE HAD BEEN THE Secretary General of the independence party KANU ever since its inception in June 1960 up to his death while serving as Kenya’s MINISTER FOR Economic Planning and Development.

Governor AWITI said his government is busy initiating many socio-economic projects with far reaching to the electorate in the region. These projects are well spread in all seven parliamentary constituencies.



Writes Leo Odera Omolo

KISUMU City has lost its old glory, credibility and reputation as one of the cleanest towns in Kenya and is now soaking in filthiness with waste paper littered everywhere.

Refuse collection is something of the past. Rubbish is heaped in almost every street giving stinking smell. Brief walks through the Central Business District {CBD} confirm that the town is in a total mess if not neglect. Street lights go off quite often giving leeway to gangs of criminal elements to harass pedestrians walking home.

Petty kiosks are mushrooming everywhere wherever there is a small piece of land space, and most of these kiosks turns out to be the hideout for criminal thugs.

The shortage of water is one of the most worrying subjects, which the residents have to contend with. This is so despite of the fact that the beautiful City stands next to the eastern shoreline of Lake Victoria.

The current pathetic situation, according to residents is being attributed to the recent change of the town’s administration from the former Municipal Council to the County government under the new devolution brought about by the new constitution.

The County government is being accused for having allegedly removed nearly all the former chief officers of the defunct municipality and replaced them with ex-civil servants former NGO”s employees with no experience for managing an urban centre of Kisumu size.

Members of the Kisumu County assembly are said to have developed the love for frequent flight to foreign capitals, holding of endless seminars and workshops with no bearing to the services to the people. Upon their returns from such fruitless trips the County leaders goes home quietly without briefing the residents about the experience and new methods gained from such trip. The residents see such foreign trips as the sources of money minting and fleecing the county resources.

Car Washings is the latest most booming business in Kisumu, an those This is where NEMA stands accused of sleeping on its duties and mandate of ensuring that such businesses are conducted in an environmental friendly manner.

The town is also experiencing frequent sewerage blockade. At time sewerage bursts goes unrepaired for weeks while spilling dirty waters through the residential estates. Fears now persist that should there be an outbreak of cholera epidemic many people will would suffer. The town has the history of experiencing of frequent outbreaks, especially during the heavy rain seasons.

Members of the County cabinet or executive are mostly ex-civil servants and men and women from Diasporas whose qualification cannot be verified, but are known top be related or friendly to the top officials. Many interviewed residents see the current members of the County executive as spent forces which could not turn the City around to reclaim its old glory.

Traffic signs are nowhere to warn motorists of the danger ahead., and motorists now drivers their vehicles anywhere because most of the roads in the City center had no warning sign such as one way traffic, major road ahead etc, and now wonder there is sharp increases of cases whereby frequent head-ob collision between motorists and motorbike riders.

Matatu drivers, particularly those operating ferrying passengers from the town’s center to places like Kondele and Manyatta peri urban areas often stop anywhere in the middle of the roads while picking up passengers. This includs round-abouts. There are matatu terminals in every street whereas the town’s by-laws requires Matatu to pick up passengers in designated spots including the main bus terminal. At time these vehicles stops just in the middle of round-about, even during busy hours. Disaster is in the waiting, but this could be avoided if the town\ administration could collaborate well with police traffic section in Kisumu to ensure that no vehicle is allowed to pick up passengers at the round-about.

Kisumu Town Clerk Christopher Rungana could not be reached for his immediate comment. The County governor Jack Ranguma was nowhere to be reached for comments.

Residents fear that the City might not succeed in attracting investors. No sensible investor would risk his money investing in a town where there is inadequate basic services such as water supplies and town street lights.

It appears as if the refuse collection gangs previously working for the Municipality have been disbanded and the business of reuse collection contracted to private businesses.



from: Ouko joachim omolo
The News Dispatch with Omolo Beste

Corruption cannot end in Kenya because it takes form of cartel, a formal (explicit) “agreement” among competing politicians. This is a condition where you use certain ethnic communities to help you ascend to power with promise that you will award and protect them.

In economic terminology, a cartel is a formal organization of producers and manufacturers that agree to fix prices, marketing, and production, especially in an oligopolistic industry, where the number of sellers is small (usually because barriers to entry, most notably startup costs, are high) and the products being traded are usually homogenous.

In Mexico for example, Mexican narcos are using Twitter, Facebook and other online tools to run drug business campaigns, post selfies, brag about their wealth and even target rivals.

Like any burgeoning business, Mexico’s drug cartels are using the web to conduct very successful public relations campaigns that put those of their counterparts in Colombia and Myanmar in the 1980s to shame.

They advertise their activities, they conduct public relations initiatives, and they have basically turned themselves into their own media company,” Antoine Nouvet from the SecDev Foundation.

It is very difficult to prevent because cartels are often systematic, deliberate and most importantly, covert. It involves high ranking people in the government. Kenya is ranked among the most corrupt countries in the world because of cartel.

Ministry of Defence tops this year Ethics and Anti-Corruption list of most corrupt state departments because of cartel. The Immigrations Department is on the spot again because of cartel.

For as little as Sh100,000 corrupt officials are promising that anyone, even people of dubious character, can get a birth certificate, a school leaving certificate, an identification card, a driving license and a Kenyan passport.

With this type of business, is why even though Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku sacking of 15 senior and middle-level Immigration officers for issuing IDs to illegal immigrants, this will never end corruption in this department.

That is why terrorists, drug traffickers, bogus traders and despots fleeing from justice in their countries or other jurisdictions can easily find their way in Kenya. That is why Kenya has been a victim of terror attacks on several occasions, often orchestrated by individuals with Kenyan identification documents.

Another example and indeed shameful scenario was the shadowy Artur brothers who spread their version of terror during former President Kibaki’s government. The duo reportedly carried documents identifying them as senior police officers.

Kibaki government knew this but because the deal had a connection with high ranking officials in government he could do nothing but to allow the brothers to operate deadly business in Kenya.

That is also why the Port of Mombasa is operating under the manipulation of vicious cartels which enjoyed levels of high political patronage which has made the Jubilee government’s struggle against corruption a daunting task in vain.

The cartels were honed into shape through years of one party patronage under President Moi where tenders at the port were awarded to businessmen who had contributed to the ruling party’s awesome war chest.

Even though today panic has gripped the cartels which succeeded the Moi networks, President Uhuru cannot crackdown on them because like Moi and Kibaki, he needs ther political support.

Uhuru cannot because many of them metamorphosed into the present ones whose loyalty until the March 4 General Election was to players in Kibaki government. The cartels, which were predominantly Asian, later mutated into indigenous networks that use their proximity to State House.

The cartels do not operate alone but bring on board senior managers at the Kenya Ports Authority who handle their paperwork by influence peddling and paying off any stubborn middle level managers who are at times dismissed from their jobs if they insist on due process.

The elevation of the Managing Director Mr Gichiri Ndua to the helm was a direct result of the power play in Kibaki government to continue the business and also to conceal any dubious deals within the port authority department.

It explains how at one point during the Kanu days, one of the leaders of one of the biggest cartels who operated as President Moi’s point man in the region was appointed Executive Chairman in a shameless strategy to raise funds for the party which was then reeling under the threat of opposition pressure.

Another cartel business is in land ministry. This is where land officers, lawyers, real estate agents and brokers are duping innocent Kenyans into buying non-existent land. It is where the well-organised fraudsters use existing deed plans — documents showing location and divisions on land — to tamper with records at the Lands ministry.

The cartel is behind the runaway cases of people buying land belonging to other people. The best example is that of the Syokimau demolitions that saw Kenyans lose millions of shillings in investments that never existed.

Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko, AJ
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Real change must come from ordinary people who refuse to be taken hostage by the weapons of politicians in the face of inequality, racism and oppression, but march together towards a clear and unambiguous goal.
-Anne Montgomery, RSCJ
UN Disarmament
Conference, 2002