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A Friend Who Lived With Monica Kimani In South Sudan Reveals What She Was Doing And Why Her Parents Are To Blame



Monica Kimani.

Joe Kiboi who supposedly worked with the late Monica in South Sudan has spoken out giving a smaller glimpse on her life out there, he writes;

Today I woke up highly disturbed by the content of what Kenyans discuss, the advent of social media has brought about an open system and we are able to discuss anything and any topic under the sky without a care.

This brings me to the topic every person in Kenya is discussing. The rise and fall of Monica Kimani and Jackie Maribe.

Monica was my friend we met during the days I worked in South Sudan.
To me she came through as a polite down to earth fun-loving person, she did not have the airs of a spoilt child, she was ambitious and determined to make it. To what lengths she would have gone to make it is a question that we should all ask ourselves.

Some stories I have read on social media are heartless to both Monica and Jackie. We should ask ourselves where these problems emanate from.

We are a society that instead of learning from other people’s mistakes, we talk of how better we could have improvised those mistakes. We Improvise evil.

Monica like everybody else went to South Sudan to make a living and to make her life better for herself and loved ones, as far as I know she worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was just another ordinary Kenyan.

It was difficult for a person of Monica’s nature to keep working in a place like South Sudan normally, her ambition and beauty would not allow her to take an ordinary 8 to 5 job, business offers were thick left and right.

From the onset I could see she was overly ambitious, she kept a rich crowd of Sudanese around her and her “business” contacts were who is who in South Sudan.
It is in this circles that I made her acquittance.

When I met her she was still hustling as everybody is wont to call a novice business person. I am not very sure exactly what she was hustling at the time, but she was in her humble beginnings.

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We all had contacts and contacts at the time were the thing that made or broke you in South Sudan, everybody then was looking for people with contacts. I had contacts in the right places and one day Monica and her brother George came looking for me. They wanted a certain favour from me.

Personally, I was not able to oblige since that was not my line of business, however in my judgment I advised her appropriately and I let it go.

We thereafter became good friends and she would call, and we would meet for drink once in a while. I was surprised at how wealthy she had become within a short time and I was equally concerned at what she was doing. I remember advising her on certain issues and unfortunately this is where we are now.

I am disturbed by the circumstances of Monica’s and Jackie Maribe’s tragic end to their stories. This seems a case of a failed parenting to me. I feel it would be wrong for me not to talk about this, we as a society have lost our moral standing.

Instead of pointing out the wrongs committed, we wish we were in those positions and we talk of how better we would have done it ourselves.
I see people saying how stupid a killer Jowi is and how they would have left no traces themselves! What a society!! Are we trying to perfect killers?

I was brought up in an era where my parents were not the only people parenting me, I was parented by my grandmother and I was parented by my neighbours.
Every move I made was seen and reported, if I truanced my folks would be waiting for me with a “Rucamio” and discipline was instilled immediately, if I fought in school my folks would know.

I constantly felt under surveillance despite the absence of technology we have today. Discipline was never postponed my neighbour or my friends’ parents in school would mete it out to us instantly and on the spot. We were taught how to be good citizen by our parents.
We were Kenya’s children and every adult was our parent.

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Where did we go wrong that we no longer know where our children are and what they are doing?

The laws of our world are such that everybody has to start life from the bottom of the pack and work your way through the ranks, even in the business world you need to make a name before you can call your business a success.
We were taught to work hard! We were shown the blood and sweat route and we became proud of building our little empires piece by piece.

I am a father of two daughters and it is bestowed upon me to see their upbringing, it is my duty to educate them and prepare them for a future.
Indeed it is my duty to ensure that they make a good wife to someone out there as it will be the duty of my future father/mother-in-law to make sure that his son will be a good husband to my daughter. We were brought up to bring up families!

My parents brought us up in the hope that we shall all go and start a home and carry their names to greater heights. Life was easy, get an 8-5 job feed and educate your family no unnatural demands.

As my daughters grow, I want to know whom they hang out with, what they do and what places they go to, until my daughters are married off they continue to answer to their parents. (of course, today marriage is a choice and therein the problem lies. Probably).

Daughters are vulnerable and we as parents are obligated to protect them more than the boy child. When daughters get pregnant pre-maturely it is us parents who take the responsibility of the grandchild as our daughters reboot their lives.
Our daughters stay with us throughout.

I therefore fail to understand how a parent cannot monitor their children as they go about their business, be they boy or girl a parent needs to know the progress of their child even through adulthood. (If they can bring their child for me to look after, why wont you be accountable to me?)

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Now here we are with a tale of two fathers and two daughters one dead and one in prison, one said to be having unlimited wealth and another seeking wealth. How far can we go to acquire wealth and what does it mean to us?

Monica was Twenty Nine and Jackie barely older or younger, lives cut at their buds and yet to us what matters is how this kids were wealthy and how they had acquired a celebrity status.

It was such that our parents were taken care of by both their daughters and their husbands, today we have daughters spoiling their parents with gifts whose source we don’t question, sons spoiling their mothers with endless streams of cash without questioning their source.

How can you brag that your son was in the process of acquiring a certain gift, what do you regret the loss of your child or the loss of the gift?

When your daughter is in the public domain declaring multiple relationships where are you seated? When you see your daughter posing with a person whose background is suspect and toying with guns, what are you doing? Those who play with guns look for targets!

The loss of Monica and the loss of Maribe is a parenting disaster that we should all learn from.

I will from where I sit blame the parents for letting things run this far.
Both parents failed to intervene in good time and sat back to enjoy fruits that they could not account for and the price has been too high.

I will mourn a good friend and I will sympathize with Jackie, but as parents lets get a little bit more involved with our children.
There is too much killing of young daughters by equally young sons.

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Kyle McCarter: Corrupt Kenyan Officials Will Now Be Denied Visas To The US



US Ambassador Kyle McCarter.

From the moment he stepped into the country after his approval as the US ambassador to Kenya, Kyle McCarter made his intentions clear. Enhancing USA-Kenya ties. He’s also been building a signature of being vocal about corruption which is hailing the country.

‘Fed Up With Corruption’ has become a dominating theme and the Motto that the ambassador has adopted in his tweets.

Kenya loses an estimated Sh600B every year to corruption in a country where many live under a dollar a day and also the country with most million dollar millionaires in the region. Because of corruption, basic social amenities have been undelivered.

Much of stolen public money is often stashed in foreign countries including the USA and this why Kenya needs partnerships with international partners. Swiss recently inked a deal with Kenya to help repatriate stolen money.

As an intervention, it has been proposed for Western countries where the loot is often stashed by corrupt public officials to impose sanctions on such leaders including denying them visas. This will confine them in Kenya without luxury of flying out to go blow up the billions.

Kenyans if not Africa has been waiting to see President Trump’s policies in Africa especially on tackling corruption and it seems there’s an answer. The new Ambassador Kyle has confirmed that the embassy is denying leaders who’ve been involved in corruption visas to travel to the US.

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Asked if the US would consider denying thieves (corrupt officials) visas to visit America, he firmly answered l, “Absolutely. Already happening.”

This is a big step in the direction and we can only hope the worst is yet to happen, it’s a great opportunity for the ambassador to make a name as the only USA ambassador in Africa to have ever publicly and loudly joined hands in fighting corruption that is now eating up our generations.

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Male Birth Control Pill Has Been For The First Time Declared Effective And Safe For Human Use



For years, scientists have been trying to develop a safe and effective version of the pill for men, and a new drug candidate could be the contraceptive we’ve been looking for.

This week, scientists in the US announced that an experimental oral drug called 11-beta-MNTDC looks to be safe and tolerable, based on results from a phase 1 clinical trial involving 40 men.

“Our results suggest that this pill, which combines two hormonal activities in one, will decrease sperm production while preserving libido,” says male reproduction biologist Christina Wang from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed).

In the clinical trial, Wang and her team recruited 40 healthy men.

For 28 days, 30 of these participants took a low or higher daily dose of the 11-beta-MNTDC (full name: 11-beta-methyl-19-nortestosterone-17-beta-dodecylcarbonate), while the remaining 10 men took a placebo.

11-beta-MNTDC is a modified form of testosterone with both progestational (in effect, sperm-blocking) and androgenic(hormone-balancing) characteristics.

“Since testosterone production is shut down in the testes, the androgen action in the rest of the body maintains ‘maleness’ elsewhere, supporting things like male pattern hair, deep voice, sex drive and function, and lean body mass,” explained one of the team, endocrinologist Stephanie Page from the University of Washington. She presented the team’s results at the Endocrine Society’s annual conference in New Orleans on Sunday.

In the first clinical trial results on the drug, that balancing act looks like it might deliver a safe oral drug while hypothetically stopping sperm production – although it has to be emphasised this is only preliminary data.

The participants taking 11-beta-MNTDC did not demonstrate serious adverse events or significant clinical concerns, but showed significantly reduced levels of two hormones called LH and FSH that are needed for sperm production.

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That said, this 28-day experiment was testing 11-beta-MNTDC’s safety, rather than contraceptive effects – but the early results are positive, suggesting future research could demonstrate those, too.

Before we get to that point, it’s important to show that 11-beta-MNTDC is safe to take. And it does appear to be safe, with a minority of the men experiencing some side effects. A few of the participants reported fatigue, headaches, and acne during the experiment.

In terms of sexual effects, five men said they felt mild changes in libido, and two experienced mild erectile dysfunction. Nonetheless, for a hormone-based drug, which tend to inevitably carry some level of side effects, the researchers characterise these effects as mild.

Despite the promise of the results, the researchers say it will be some time before a drug like 11-beta-MNTDC will be available to men. The researchers are currently planning follow-up trials for 11-beta-MNTDC and a functionally similar chemical called dimethandrolone undecanoate (DMAU).

Depending on how those future experiments go, the team says a safe hormonal male pill should be available on the market in about 10 years.

That might seem like a long way away, but the researchers stress that it’s necessary, to ensure that these experimental drugs aren’t just safe, but functional in terms of blocking sperm production sufficiently to prevent pregnancy.

“This study is very short and we need three months if not more to stop sperm production,” Wang said.

“All we have shown so far is that it shuts down the hormones that control the function of the testes.”

The findings were presented at ENDO 2019 in New Orleans on Sunday. Related research by the team is reported here.

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Britam Risks Losing Billions As Court Rules In Favor Of Cytonn Over Unsubstantiated Fraud Claims




Back in 2014 Britam accused four of its former employees of theft of billions of shillings, to the tune of kes. 8 billion, and sought to file criminal complaints about them. Britam said that the theft was discovered after audits done by accounting firm KPMG and law firm Coulson Harney.

The four former employees refuted this claiming that no such theft had happened and wrote to Britam asking them to disclose the said reports to prove their innocence. Britam, however, refused to disclose the audit reports and the four former employees then filed a lawsuit in the high court in 2016 seeking to compel Britam to disclose the audits.

After three years of litigation, the judge ruled and ordered that indeed Britam must disclose the said audit reports if they are relying on them to allege theft by its former employees. Additionally, the judge found Britam’s conduct so unbecoming that it also slapped Britam with the penalty of refunding the accused former staff with the cost of the lawsuit.

Contacted for comment, our source at Britam says that the board is furious with the CEO, Benson Wairegi, why he filed frivolous lawsuits just for the sake of trying to kill competition from former staff. The new investors IFC and Swiss RE are apparently unhappy with Mr. Wairegi and want to see him fired by the end of the year.

The stock has tanked by over 75% since he lost his team to Cytonn and is now trading at below IPO price. Our sources tell us that the new investors, IFC, Swiss Re, and AfricInvest are frustrated because they’re sitting on paper losses, having bought the share price at kshs. 15 and now it is trading at below 9 bob.

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When we contacted a source at Cytonn, she said that “all their games shall come to a sudden and painful end. We are going to go after them for billions of shillings for damages. They are the ones with really big legal issues. The judge was very clear in his ruling. And we can assure you, the so-called forensic audits don’t exist, they have just fixed themselves with their lies”

Sooner or later the market will realize that this is the biggest corporate lie ever perpetrated by a listed company to investors and in plain sight of regulators and international shareholders like IFC and Swiss Re.

Our investigative desk obtains the ruling below.


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