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Integrity: 20 Powerful Politicians In NASA And Jubilee Blacklisted From August Elections

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Ann Waiguru

With 8/8 fast approaching and politicians going on campaign overdrive, the civil society who gives the watchdog value for the community is not sleeping either. A campaign dubbed #RedCardKE is already creating enough havoc, this is a citizen’s driven 90-day campaign created to #RedCard all corrupt and unethical political aspirants, raise voter awareness and empower frontline institutions to hold the promise of Chapter 6 before all candidates.

According to the campaign, 20 individuals both holding positions in NASA and jubilee have been marked as unfit for public office given integrity issues that they hold and asking the IEBC to bar them from participating in the August poll.

Here’s the list and the set of accusations labeled against them by the accusing activists:

1. Mwangi wa Iria – Governor Aspirant Muranga County

Accused of purchase of 24 acres of land at Kshs. 340 million, a price that is way above the market value of the land.

2. Kazungu Kambi – Governor Aspirant Kilifi County

Accused of irregularly approving an exaggerated budget of Kshs. 5.05 billion for the construction of National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Tassia Phase 2 Project, a Kshs. 2 billion variations from the original Kshs. 3.3 billion; Kshs. 2 billion NSSF pensions fund.

3. Oscar Sudi – MP Aspirant Kapseret Constituency

The aspirant is accused of forgery of official documents and election into public office on account of falsified documents and intentionally providing false information.

4. Moses Kuria – MP Aspirant Gatundu South Constituency

He is subject to several counts of incitement to violence including against leaders, communities and journalists; disobedience of the law and hate speech.

5. Mike Sonko – Governor Aspirant Nairobi County
He’s accused of indecent conduct in public including alleged harassment of Mtwapa weighbridge government officers. Mike Sonko is also accused of involvement in a physical fight with Governor Kidero, disruption of proceedings of the Senate public accounts committee and is also subject to the allegation of influencing the award of a Kenya Pipeline Company for a Kshs. 1.35 billion kickback.

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6. Hassan Ali Joho – Governor Aspirant Mombasa County

He is subject to questionable academic qualifications. Governor Hassan Ali Joho was also listed in United States (US) Embassy list of drug barons.

7. Gladys Boss Shollei – Women Representative Aspirant Uasin Gishu County

The aspirant is accused of procurement irregularities including the purchase of the official residence of the Chief Justice at the cost of Kshs. 310 million and authorization of Kshs. 46.4 million to build pre-fabricated courts at Mavoko Law Courts.

8. Ochilo Ayacko – Governor Aspirant Migori County

Accused of instigating violence during party nominations in April 2017.

9. Evans Odhiambo Kidero – Governor Aspirant Nairobi County

Kidero is accused of procurement irregularities of up to Kshs. 4.6 billion in a plan to launch a metro transportation system. The aspirant is also subject to allegations of bribery and payment of Kshs. 200 million to Justice Tunoi. Governor Kidero is also accused of indecent conduct in public and physical violence against a fellow public official. An IPSOS public perception survey released on September

An IPSOS public perception survey released on September 8th, 2015 ranked candidate as fourth most corrupt leader after Anne Waiguru, Charity Ngilu and Deputy President William Ruto.

10. Elizabeth Ongoro – MP Aspirant Ruaraka Constituency

She’s accused of instigating violence during the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party nominations which led to her being barred by ODM from contesting on the party ticket.

11. Baba Yao Ferdinand Waititu – Governor Aspirant Kiambu County

Waititu was already declared unfit to hold public office in 2015 (Benson Riitho Mureithi vs. JW. Wakhungu and 2 others (2014) eKLR); Confesses questionable academic qualifications; Allegations of hate speech and endangering of intercommunal harmony and cohesion.

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12. Alfred Mutua – Governor Aspirant Machakos County

Procurement irregularities of 16 Subarus worth Kshs. 147.3 million, Ambulances worth Kshs. 145.3 million and in the construction of Kithimani-Makutano road worth Kshs. 568 million.

13. Asman Kamama  – MP Aspirant Tiaty Constituency

Involvement in the ongoing clashes and involvement in the assassination of opponents.

14. Alfred  Keter – MP Aspirant Nandi Hills Constituency

Allegations of breach of Chapter 6 and provisions of Leadership & Integrity Act; Abuse of office, obstruction, and harassment of legitimate authority at the Gilgil weighbridge on 21 January 2015.

15. Cyprian Awiti – Governor Aspirant Homa Bay County

The aspirant is subject to an ongoing investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) into possible misappropriation of Kshs. 200 million meant for the Agro City project.

16. Ken Lusaka – Governor Aspirant Bungoma County

Under his leadership as the Governor of Bungoma County, his County Government purchased 10 ‘Special’ Wheelbarrows at the cost of Kshs. 1 million each. Beyond this, there is a case of conflict of interest as the candidate is accused of having links – through proxies – to M’Big Company that has won a bulk of Bungoma County contracts.

17. Zacharia Okoth Obado – Governor Aspirant Migori County

Embezzlement and loss of up to Kshs 600 million through procurement irregularities, violation of Section 11 of the Election Offences Act, 2016 including the use of and perpetration of violence during the ODM party nominations in April 2017 leading to destruction of property, loss of lives and intimidation of opponents by issuing threats.

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18. Anne Waiguru – Governor Aspirant Kirinyaga County

Under investigations for the National Youth Service (NYS) theft in which Up to Kshs. 1.9 billion was lost in the NYS scandal under her watch as Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Devolution. Audit of NYS scandal is still incomplete. Abused, lost or unaccounted for budget includes funds meant for slum upgrading of 3.5 km road in Kibera slum which would have significantly improved physical accessibility and public health and sanitation in one of the biggest slum in Africa with approximately 250,000 dwellers.

Waiguru gave directives that ensured procurement and payment were centralized at the NYS headquarters, hence overriding and undermining meaningful oversight by other State departments. An IPSOS public perception survey released on September 8th, 2015 ranked the candidate as third most corrupt leader. The candidate was declared unfit to hold public office by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament in May 2017.

Do you agree with the Red Card movement that those in the list must be barred from seeking election?


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Murdered IEBC Manager Chris Msando’s Wife Eva Msando Awarded With A State Job

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Eva Msando.

Death Of Chris Msando, the IEBC’s tech guru who was brutally murdered in unclear circumstances continues to linger on many Kenyans minds an year later. One of the most outstanding memories is his wife’s testimony and strength shown during those trying moments.

A widow left with orphans and without a job since the IT guru was the family’s breadwinner, there was immediate need for her to find a job or s business to sustain her young family.

Struggling with life, Eva at one point had reached out to the public for any job opportunity. Her prayers seemingly, have been heard, in a gazette notice Peter Munya the CS Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Eva Buyu Msando has been appointed to be member of the Export Processing Zones Authority for three years effective 20th September 2018.

The good news could be attributed to the handshake between President Uhuru and PM Raila Odinga. Msando who ails from Odinga’s community was suspected to have been assassinated by hit Squad allied to the state owing to his stiff grounds that would’ve limited rigging of the elections. The late Msando is on record saying to have developed a hack free electoral system. His death was widely read as a sabotage to the electoral system.

Many questions on the murder of Chris remains unresolved with the state reluctant to follow the trail.

 


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The Painful Death Of Monica Kimani, They Tied Her Hands, Slit Her Throat And Dumped Her Body In The Bathtub

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Monica Kimani.

As the nation comes to terms with the death of Sharon Otieno, the Rongo University student who was found murdered and body dumped in a thicket in what is suspected to be out of fallout from the affair she had with Migori Governor Obado, another bizzare killing has struck.

Monica Kimani, 29 was found murdered in the coldest way, her severely mutilated  body was discovered by her brother George at Luciane Apartments on Kitale Lane off Denis pritt road. The killer(s) slit her throat open, dumped the body in bathtub 🛀 left the water running in what reads like a murder movie.

It remains unclear how the killers would commit such a scale of crime at a gated and heavily secured neighborhood which is just near to the private home of the President.

Monica at her home

According to the brother who discovered her lifeless body, the two were chatting on that night before she went silent and he assumed she had slept. However, her calls and texts went unanswered the next day which was unusual of her according to the family prompting the mother to send George to go check on her sister and that’s when he came to discover the horrific news after breaking the door.

Detectives are trying to join the dots in the mysterious murder and it has been established that Monica hosted two of her friends Wednesday night before her body was found in a bloodbath on Thursday At 1pm.

Monica had just returned from South Sudan where she runs an established business and even her social media pages points at her wide networks with Sudanese. The family has a business there too. She was about to fly to Dubai for vacation before she was struck.

As she celebrated her birthday

The motive of the murder is yet to be established but looks like a professional hit, it takes extra guys not only to cut open one’s throat but to comfortably walk in and out of such an establishment after the murder. With keen investigations, CCTV footages both within the apartment and out on the road in that estate will easily piece up the movements and identities of killers.

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VIDEO: Moments When The Ugandan Military Took Over Entebbe Runway Before Arresting And Bundling Away Bobi Wine

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Bobi Wine moments before the plane touched down in Entebbe

Bobi Wine a prolific Ugandan legislature today made his way home after a trip to the USA where he had gone to seek specialized treatment following torture in the military camp where he was being held on treason charges which were trumped by the regime.

Bobi made a stopover at the Nairobi’s JKIA where he was received joyfully with airport staff and fellow passengers who scrambled for photos with him. Aboard Kenya Airways, Bobi sat calmly and later in the middle of the flight drowned into deep thoughts perhaps wondering what was awaiting when the plane touched down.

The writings were already on the wall, the government had banned public gathering and warned against turning out for Bobi’s grand reception which had been scheduled from the Entebbe airport.

Bobi Wine’s brother was arrested earlier this morning while making preparations for the welcoming of his brother. Police had also camped at various homes of leading opposition leaders stopping them from leaving to mobilize grounds for receiving Bobi Wine.

When the plane touched down in Entebbe, Bobi seemed uneasy perhaps the reality was hitting him that nothing had changed as the military had taken over the airport as if it was a high profile terrorist landing. The military was literally on the run way. The plane carrying Bobi was even taken to the far end of the airport where the military was waiting.

As soon as he got off the plane, he was met by army officials who first greeted him before turning into their custom beastly mode, bundling him into an awaiting military van and driving him away to unknown destination. Press was totally blocked and passengers were restricted from filming anything. Those found had their phones confiscated and photos deleted. We’re however, the Kenya Insights so we had our ways.

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