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Accusations Emerge That South Sudan Warlord Paul Malong Paid Sh600K For Cleansing Interview As Kenyans Slams Jeff Koinange For Granting The Interview

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Jeff interviewing general Malong.

Accusations are now flying that the former  South Sudanese army chief of staff Paul Malong could have bribed his way to the screens for a ‘rebuttal’ interview following an expose done by Africa Uncensored exposing his role in looting and causing destruction and blood bath in his country.

Malong strongly denied allegations of embezzlement of public funds or committing atrocities against civilians during the five-year civil war in the country.

A recent documentary released by The Sentry and echoed by Africa Uncensored ‘The Profiteers’ once again reiterated accusations against Malong who is under UN and US sanctions about his wealth and his involvement in the war crimes during the conflict.

 

In a 25 minute interview with the Kenya Citizen TVreleased on Sunday, Malong further said he didn’t take advantage from his position as Governor of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal or profited from his position when he was the chief of staff.

“They did not tell us where I got the money,” he said. He further said the documentary and those who accused him have to prove that he has stolen money, give the details of these accounts and the country where these funds are deposited

“I’m not a rich man I’m just taking care of myself and my family. I have nothing,” he said.

“Northern Bahr El-Ghazal is not an oil producing state and everybody knows that,” so why the accuse me, he wondered.

Regarding the time when he was the army chief of staff, he said the minister of defence is the one who plans the army budget while the chief of staff is the implementer.

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I use what is given to me for certain jobs that I’m going to do. if people say I took the tents and sold them that may be, I took ammunition and guns and sold them that may be, (…) but I do not get cash,” he said.

The same for the war crimes and atrocities, Malong said he executed the orders he received from his military hierarchy the army commander in chief President Salva Kiir.

“I was not operating independently,” he repeated.

Also, he dismissed any responsibility for the killing of civilians in Juba following the clashes at the South Sudanese presidency in July 2016.

“During the J1 fight, I was in control of the army more than any time,” he said stressing that the clashes ended at Jebel Kogor.

When asked about the rape of women in Juba, he said it was done by security soldier but not his army.

“I know what happened. It was in one of the hotels and one of the ladies said that the person who had raped her is an agent of security soldier and his name was written,” he said.

General Malong and Malong Jr

On the UN sanction, Malong said “they are missing the point. If they speak about the cause of the war, the cause of war is Salva and Machar. Whatever I did in the army was just orders,” he said again.

The old friend of the South Sudanese president avoided criticising Salva Kiir for his sack from the position of the army chief of staff.

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However, Malong said that he was disappointed when Kiir accused him of asking Kenyan, Ugandan presidents and even Ethiopian prime minister to support him to overthrow Salva Kiir.

The South Sudanese tycoon Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr. took part in the interview to explain that General Malong was not his father and he is not his relative.

He and General Malong said they would pursue those who continue to repeat such claims in order to prove the corruption of the former South Sudanese official.

It is ironical that General Malong ‘accepted’ for an interview with Jeff to clear his name yet he refused to give John Namu audience during the compilation of documentary to comment on the accusations.

Documentary ‘The Profiteers’ was set to air on KTN but it was cancelled on the last minute in what is speculated to have been as a result of orders given to the station to edit out Malong’s name who was adversely mentioned in the three parts documentary.

It only went to show how well connected and powerful Malong is.

New information emerging is the general could’ve bribed his way to the tv after parting with Sh.600,000 or above. According Steve Juma, a journalist, he was approached by unnamed diplomat who offered sh600K for an interview with the accused general.

Steve says he declined the offer but wasn’t surprised to watch the request materialize when Malong was hosted on Citizen TV.

The allegations.

The controversial interview has been labeled a cleansing attempt and has brought Jeff Koinange under harsh criticism.

 

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Dishonored: Kenya’s Rugby Players Air Their Frustrations And Poor State Of Life

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Kenya has very talented sportspersons. From athletes to soccer and to one very successful sport in Kenya, Rugby.

Kenya 7s has been having a decent and successful time at world rugby series.

But the results are far more likely to be worse if the current salary and allowances situation goes on.

Players like Willy Amboka and Dennis Ombachi have taken their salary grievances and stolen allowances to Twitter in what seems like a tip of the iceberg on the pathetic conditions KRU is putting its players through while expecting good results.

The two Kenya Rugby Sevens aside team players have complained about the problems facing their mens team.

Ombachi says they are being paid peanuts with no allowance. Something that is seemingly making it tough for many players to pay for their basic needs such as house rents. https://twitter.com/Willyambaka/status/1131844294149591040?s=19

With Willy Amboka backing him on how it’s hard to explain to the landlords why the house rents haven’t been paid. https://twitter.com/ombachi13/status/1131851931134124032?s=19

National Players are being paid 28K per month. Without any allowances and paid trainings or travels.
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Ambaka and Ombachi also says Medical fee and house allowances of the Sevens team has been misused by KRU Bosses.

Players are forced to pay for their own medical fees if they get an injury.

Kenya is resourceful with raw talent but it suffers from the unknown management syndrome that has been brought about by nepotism and tribalism in the current KRU Board.https://twitter.com/ombachi13/status/1131808209214287872?s=19

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It’s also sad how national rugby players are living like peasants and forced to beg for money and food from friends, fans and family.

Ambaka also expressed his frustration about how his fellow mates are going through hard times to an extent of borrowing everything https://twitter.com/Willyambaka/status/1131844667685916672?s=19

While Ombachi saying that all of their money were stolen by corrupt KRU bosses

 

Last but not least, the unhappy Ombachi talked about how KRU bosses have neglected men’s gym and training areas. https://twitter.com/ombachi13/status/1131804677396471808?s=19

The issue of nepotism between two national rugby teams also arose.

With what clearly indicates exploitation of players from the National women’s rugby teams.

Are the women afraid of talking about their off pitch matters? Or someone is working things from their side.

We are waiting for the official response from KRU Bosses about the off pitch issues that are tearing apart our national rugby teams.This is not the first time ugly face of rugby management is coming to the surface.

Last year during the World Sevens Series in Paris, players staged a cold protest when they concealed the Brand Kenya brand who was a sponsor.

Shujaa had met with Brand Kenya and KRU CEO and it was announced the board had come to sponsor the team to a tune of KSh 20 million for a period of eight months. Brand Kenya boss declared each player would be given a token of KSh 100, 000 in form of cheques in appreciation of our exemplary performance.

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KRU boss interrupted the payment plan and asked Brand Kenya to send money to the union which would in turn channel it to their accounts. Players were never paid until a serious online protest was staged. It’s disturbing seeing how our boys who bring pride to the country are being treated with utmost disrespect. Mismanagement in Kenya’s sports especially rugby is a cancer that need to be cut off.


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Chief Gold Scammer Jared Otieno Arrested And His Luxury Cars Seized

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Gerald Otieno's Palatial House in Karen Photo|Twitter

Kenya has been having scandals after another. The State has been filled with scammers and masterminds at the expense of our economy

Jared Otieno, popular known as Jared, the main suspect in current fake Gold scam that the DCI has busted has been arrested.

The special branch of detectives and police conducted a successful swoop at ths tycoon’s palatial home in an early morning operation.

Also in custody of the DCI is Jared two high-end vehicles; the Porsche and brand new Bentley.


Brand new Porsche and Bentley parked outside Jared Otieno’s Karen home. Photo/COURTESY.

Jared was living an expensive life in Nairobi’s suburbs.

The chief fake gold scammer had recently acquired a palatial home in Nairobi’s Karen area.

Gerald’s Palatial Home in Karen Photo courtesy

He Recent married in what was termed as a royal wedding. Jared is said to have released an 8figure Dowry.

Jared who is now arrested will be charged alongside Zaheer Jhanda.

The DCI says that Zaheer is a person of interest in the ongoing investigations.

Zaheer Jhanda has deep political connections as seen on the photos of him going round the internet.

The photos came at a time when DCI boss George Kinoti had said that he is determined to bring down a cartel that is running a parallel economy.

The DCI boss says he’s not shaken by financial muscles of the cartel.

He hinted that all politicians who are also involved in this economy killings scandal will be brought to book with all their cartel.

The leader of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Al Maktoum had requested Kenya to ‘look into’ the matter with much urgency.

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That’s what prompted the DCI to immediately act and launch investigations.

So far, the DCI has 15 suspects already arraigned in court pending the investigations.

Milimani court magistrate gave the DCI a week to complete the investigation and then open the charges.


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Migori Man Who Eats Snakes, Lizards, Chameleons And Tortoises

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Which are your favorite foods? As you think of the answers, Thomas Odembo, a 35 year old watchman by profession from Ogongo village in Nyatike Sub County has chameleons, lizards and tortoises as his favourite food.

Mr Odembo says he developed appetite and interests on chameleons, lizards, tortoises, cats and dogs when he was employed as a guard for a Chinese supplier.

Odembo who rears his own animals to feed on in his compound says everyone should try his tastes.

“These food is actually healthy and totally sweet that any other red or white meats that people are eating.” Odembo told a local daily.

“I have lost appetite for cow and goat meat. I don’t eat pork too. I have enough chameleons and tortoises for myself and I’m ready to supply the village the surplus,” Odembo said.

“I took chameleon last night for supper, this tortoise was brought by a neighbor who found it in his garden,” Odembo said.

Odembo the father of seven says he learnt how to rear and prepare these animals from his former bosses, the Chinese.

Odembo says the Chinese eat these animals and they don’t affect them. He is urging all the fellow village people to start embracing this new diet.

Odembo went ahead and explained that the animals taste just like ordinary meat.

“My favourite meal time and again is reptiles especially snakes, lizards, chameleons and tortoise. My wife, Pauline Akoth and my seven children don’t eat my food. They call it trash and poison” Odembo explained.


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