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Sony Sugar Scandal: How Senior Lawyers Defrauded Company Millions To Almost Killing It

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Sony sugar has been struggling financially for time now with farmers and workers going on strikes over nonpayment. While this could ordinarily be blamed on mismanagement, something wasn’t adding up.

The company was receiving unusual payments claims from farmers. As a matter of resuscitating the sugar company, management contracted an investigating firm to establish whether these claims from lawyers were genuine.

Sony Sugar looting is a classic case of obtaining money by false pretence contrary to section 313 of the penal code, forgery contrary to section 351 of the penal code and uttering a false document contrary to Section 353 of the Penal Code.

The brief circumstances of the case are that South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited (SONY SUGAR COMPANY) officials reported that their company is experiencing enormous cases of embezzlement of funds. This is as a result of fake civil cases filed by advocates and using names of SONY SUGAR farmers (clients) without the farmers’ knowledge

Investigations reveal M/s Odingo & Co. Advocates and M/s Kerario Marwa & Co. Advocates are adversely mentioned as the ones participating in this acts.

There are over 50 law firms involved. In 2014 we had 5. Most these just came from Mumias Sugar Nzoia Sugar, and Chemelil Sugar.

Records at the company’s’ registry and those at Migori Court registry indicate that several farmers’ names are being used to file fictitious civil cases without their knowledge. Some cases are pending before court and others have been awarded money but when interviewing the relevant farmers, they asserted that they had never met the said advocates, never filed any civil case neither have they received the award monies.

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Some of the documents indicate that some names of farmers who are deceased are being used to obtain money from the company.

The following farmers were interviewed and confirmed as follows: John Otieno Orwa his case 2385 of 2015 was filed in Migori without his instructions and authority and has again been refilled as Civil suit no 299 of 2018 in the same migori court,

One Francis Kuwawe Okomo, and  Stephene Odhiambo Abich were paid for suits they never instructed advocates and who they have never met. They have not received they loot too.

Elijah Mberesio Onyambu is a farmer who is deceased (died 27thDecember 2013) and M/s Odingo & Co. Advocates filed a civil suit No. 276/2018 Migori law court.

Elijah Mberesio Onyambu died 2013

The deceased client gave instructions to advocate… S. O. ODINGO

The deceased even signed an affidavit on 27th May 2018. These captures how the law firms use ghost clients to embezzled funds from the Miller.

Samson Ontiri is litigant who died in Tabaka Hospital in 03/09/2013 and the amazing thing is that Kerario Matwetwe & co Advocates have filed a suit no. 687 of 2017 in Rongo court.

The eldest son who is Principal of Nyakeyo High School confirmed that the family has never instructed any law firm as they still do sugar cane farming and are still supplying to SONY SUGAR.

Samson ontiri is another ghost litigant. Died in 2013 but his matter was filed in 2017. Crude ways of earning a living.

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The amount of monies paid out as compensation for damages to law firms are huge. They have crippled  the company to a level that the management cannot pay its suppliers, farmers and workers.

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Accordingly it became necessary to contract a professional due diligence firm to assist in unearthing this legal pests who have preyed the millers in the Kenyan sugar belts.

Advanced Forensics Limited was the firm that has been on the ground since management entered into contract with them.

Efforts to contact the operative on the ground weren’t succesfull but we got to the CEO Charles Kimani Njuki who gave us scanty information on the scale of fraud. He indicated that the losses are huge and run into millions.

They range from payments to:

(1) dead (unexistent)litigants,

(2) Double Pay outs to parallel suits

(3)  Exaggerated farm sizes and claims ete

He could not divulge much as the matter is sensitive. We established that the firm has done many prominent matters.

This style of embezzlement seems like a borrowed template where lawyer Ojienda who was recently arrested for the Sh200M loss at Mumias Sugar. It’s a bitter case where dubious lawyers rip off the company at the expense of poor farmers not getting paid, workers and a ripple effect of undermining the southern Nyanza economy.

Bank accounts of the dubious lawyers mentioned have since been frozen on the command of ODPP as the matter now goes to court. It’s also an opportunity for the management to now put the house in order as the investigators have poked the leaking holes.


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Exposed: Nairobi Women Now Using ARVs To Add Weight And Mass

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While majority of women in Kenya’s urban areas are struggling with obesity and weight loss, a breed of women have emerged that are doing everything to gain weight.

City women are now using antiretroviral (ARVs) to enhance their body mass and weight in well-organized groups of 10 from a popular social media app.

These women are first brought together through posts who later form or added to Facebook groups. Majority are always resistant to enter into this perilous and prohibited act at first.

Sources to the writer indicate that the Facebook groups are used to lure and convince the naive and unsuspecting souls who are desperate to gain weight.

Many of these women are willing to do anything to get to their anticipated weights. Majority also don’t know where to get the ARVs.

The source further says that the willing group members are later taken to a city pharmacist who sells them ARV drugs at Ksh 5,000. The now-unnamed Pharmacist is allegedly HIV positive. That’s how he’s able to access the drugs more often.

The prescription runs in a year.  With some women saying that they would only stop taking drugs when they hit the weight of their choice.

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Dr Patrick Gichohi a HIV-AIDS specialists states that injection of ARVs in a healthy body changes the distribution body fats. Majority of Nairobi women confuse it with body and weight gains.

“Various antiretroviral drugs, for instance Efavirenz may possibly cause psychiatric complications.  Whereas protease inhibitors, anti-HIV replicator drug, may well elevate levels of cholesterol,” Dr. Gichohi revealed.

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The HIV-AIDS specialist also said that ARV will have calamitous effects on their bodies sooner or later.

 


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Opposition Leader From Western Involved In Sh400M Gold Scam

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Blocks of fine Gold Photo|CNN

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the leader of Emirate of Dubai has filled complain to Kenya that an opposition senator has conned the Royal family Ksh 400 million of gold.

The opposition senator is among a gang of six cartels that are under the keen eye of DCI’s investigations of their involvement in the Gold scam. The gold fraud has implied strong complaints from the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

The DCI is trailing a scheme that saw the royal family scammed multi-millions allegedly to secure a release of 5 tons of gold that had been purportedly seized at JKIA.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations says the alleged seizure was, supposedly, to be the first batch of a 23 tons gold shipment that was to be illegally brought in the country from DRC.

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The trail has unraveled that the opposition senator flew to Dubai severally to persuade Royal Family that he has associates who would release alleged seized gold.

The said opposition Senator, a politician and a businessman who runs a private jet leasing company at Wilson Airport have since denied all the allegations from the Royal family.

Preliminary investigations show that the scheme started September 25, last year when the Senator and his group approached a nephew of Sheikh Maktoum, Mr Ali Zandi. Ali is a representative of Dubai based gold trading company, Zlivia.

The cartel told Mr. Ali that they can deliver 4.6tons of gold from DRC. They had secured services of a Russian gold dealer who wanted down payments and transportation charges to Dubai.

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The senator and his cronies contacted Mr. Ali on September 27 alleging that the gold consignment had been incarcerated by customs officials at JKIA.

Investigations indicate that Massoud Zandi a representative of Zlivia Gold Trading Company called the Senator for help and on 15th December last year the opposition senator flew to Dubai on the invitation of Mr. Zandi.

The senator demanded cash to ease the release of the alleged confiscated consignment. Mr. Zandi was of the contrary opinion and flew in the country on 24th December last year with hopes of meeting a senior Kenyan government official.

Mr Zandi could not manage a sit down with the government official instead the senator and his cartels took Zandi to JKIA and showed him sealed boxes allegedly holding Gold.

On January 21, this year, Zandi was secretly moved at night to meet a Cabinet secretary imposter at a Karen Hotel. The senior government imposter met Mr. Zandi in a car in the presence of the Senator.

They, the Senator and the CS imposter guaranteed Zandi that his Gold will be released in a week time after he flies out back to Dubai. Zandi says he has neither received his gold nor heard from the six cartels months later.

Sheikh Maktoum has forwarded a written complain to Kenya through the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i. The Royal family leader has requested immediate actions to those involved in masterminding a gold scam against the Family.

Sheikh decided to contact the government directly after the cartels lied to him that the delay to release the consignment was caused the DusitD2 attack.

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“Nevertheless, now we need your immediate and strong action to release the totality of Zlivia Gold shipment to UEA as soon as possible and accordingly to the instructions by our General Manager Mr Zandi who is there in Kenya to organize the shipment.” Quote from the Sheikh’s letter to interior CS dated 20th January.

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Since the Shiekh wanted the matter to be solved as soon as possible, a Russian national Yulian Stankov and Mohammed Rashi both wanted international scammers were on Friday arraigned before the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi. The two are said to be in connection of the Ksh 400 Million scam.

Investigators told the court that Stankov did not have any identification documents. He was arrested after saying that he’s shipping 5tons of gold to Dubai.
DCI Investigators demanded the permission to access cell phones of the accused persons to aid in the investigations of their involvement in the gold scam and other related Cybercrimes.


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How Nairobi Girls Are Lured Into Prostitution On Instagram

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The society has been filled with ‘get rich quick’ mentality. Many of young generation are doing whatever they are capable of doing to ‘prosper’.

Our desk has received information of couple of Instagram accounts that are luring girls into prostitution.  Nairobi girls are being lured into sex for cash business in what is termed as private parties and businesses in foreign countries.

The Instagram Direct message post says an agency in Nairobi has orders from sponsors who offer cash for sex.

                     Instagram Direct Message screenshot     Photo|Christine_rence

They even claim to have a quotation of  Ksh 50 thousands for a single sex session. They convince unsuspecting girls that they conduct vital tests before joining the agency.

Instagram has been flooded by photo maniacs’ celebrities and fake Socialites who are actively promoting prostitution.

Socialites have taken over the Instagram app.  Currently majority of gram users are Posting and sharing travel pic and the Porsche lifestyles.

Instagram is now a certified prostitution platform.  The platform has verified sex for cash accounts that have misled the entire generation.

Young girls are tricked to joining agencies that later connect them to sex addicts in Dubai, Qatar, UAE and many other destinations.

Fake lifestyles posts and big currency quotation are key things these slavery agencies invest in to lure young naive girls.  With some posting fake ownership of businesses on some of the world’s greatest destinations.

Many cases of sexual assault and abuse have been reported by Kenyans working in diaspora. Some who Kenyan embassy had no idea they were in the respective foreign countries.

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So many young naive girls’ minds have been besmirched by fake travel pics and lifestyles on Instagram. Majority have been enticed to travel to foreign countries like Dubai, Qatar and other Middle East countries only to get sexual abused and assault.

Instagram has turned a blind eye on the increased sex for cash and sexual slavery promoting agencies on its community.

They also have verified socialites with fake lifestyles. The same people who are alluring girls into prostitution in foreign countries.

This makes them accomplices in the now most famous activity on their platform.

Here’s A Facebook post of Oge Nwabueze elucidating her awful sexual experience in Foreign terrestrial

 


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