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Outrage after Sunday Nation senior reporter is arrested for writing about Uhuru’s campaign funding

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Nation Media Group journalist, Walter Menya

Nation Media Group journalist, Walter Menya is in police custody after writing a story implicating top public officers involved in a Jubilee campaign lobby.

According to Nation, the journalist has been arrested in connection with a story touching on the Friends of Jubilee Foundation.

The story which was published on Sunday, June 18 questioned the role of three top public officers in the campaign lobby registered as a foundation.

The foundation whose board members include top civil servants came into the limelight after organising a fundraiser which raised KSh 1 billion for Uhuru’s campaign.

In a statement released by the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Menya was arrested while sociliting for a bribe to kill the story.

“He has been demanding for money severally to kill the alleged story. At different times he has received a total of KSh35,000 through Mpesa and today he was arrested receiving Sh20,000,” said Boinnet. 

The foundation’s main objective is to ‘alleviate poverty, improve access to education, healthcare, water, sanitation, welfare services and campaign against alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya’ which is contrary to it’s current role. 

According to Menya’s story published by the Nation, the three public officers who sit on the foundation’s board are KRA Commissioner General John Njiraini, Energy PS Joseph Njoroge and Kenya Leather Development Council Board Titus Ibua.

The three are listed as board members and signatories to the foundation’s bank accounts, yet it is illegal for senior civil servants to participate in campaigns.

It is just days since the National Super Alliance (NASA) listed civil servants participating in partisan politics demanding for legal action to be taken against them.

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Uhuru Kenyatta regime is accused of money laundering through the Foundations and other means. They are hoping to win the election through bribery while millions of Kenyans suffer. 
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(Sung in Swahili)

Chorus:
Where you go I go, where you stay I stay
Where you move I move, I will follow you

Verse 1:
Unaponipeleka mie, (Wherever you’re taking me)
Si lazima nijue (It’s not a must that I know)
Unachoniwazia mie, (Your plans for me)
Si lazima nijue (It’s not a must that )
Njia zako hakika, (Your ways are right,)
mambo yako sambaba (Your works are good)
Mipango yako sawa sawa (Your plans are perfect)

(Chorus)

Hakuna dhiki (kwako) [There is no troubles there]
Hakuna chuki (kwako) wala unafiki (No hate or hypocrisy)
(kwako, Baba kwako)[In Heaven]
Mi marafiki,(kwako) [Only friendship]
kuna amani (kwako, Baba kwako) [and there is peace]
Hakuna vita, (kwako) hakuna magonjwa(kwako) [There is no war, or diseases]
wala talaka(kwako, Baba kwako) [or divorce (in heaven)]
Kuna upendo tele, (kwako) furaha (kwako), [There is love, and joy]
umoja (kwako, Baba kwako) [And unity (in Heaven)]

(Chorus)

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Governor Nanok STRIKES DP Ruto HARD, Tells him to STOP CHEAP LIES not befittinga a Christian he pretends to be.

IMG_9884Governors have blamed the national government for failing to curb food crisis and alleviate hunger.

Through the Council of Governors, they faulted Jubilee for trying to shift blame to the counties.

They said even though agriculture is a devolved function, the national government has stalled and refused to hand it over.

“Although this is an election campaign season, CoG, states that national government should not play politics with the lives of Kenyans. The national government needs to own up to its failure and not shift blame to the county governments,” chairman Josephat Nanok said.

The transfer of devolved functions in agriculture, including management of silos and grain store, procurement and distribution of subsidised fertiliser and seed did not take place as envisioned in the Constitution frustrating farming, Nanok said.

“While the national government was assuring the county of adequate grain, the state department of agriculture, livestock and fisheries had distributed bad seeds and fertiliser that had impact on harvest amounting to economic sabotage,” governors said in a statement.

They called for an explanation on why the national government did not respond to calls for restocking of counties stores with adequate maize.

The government created a price crisis, despite the early warning from drought and meteorological state departments.

They blamed the national government for the slow finalisation of agriculture policies to guide the development of the sector, as well as the development of laws that do not recognise counties as the key drivers of the development.

Nanok cited the Crops Act, AFA Act, National Cereal and Produce Board Act as some of those laws that set up departments and institutions in the agriculture sector that frustrate counties’ efforts.

“Above all, the national government has starved counties of resources to fully implement these devolved functions by declining to restructure national government agencies,” he said.

The Turkana governor said the national government, through the NCPB, should ensure there is enough grain in the stores, thus having enough locally produced maize by farmers.

Local maize, they say, should not be used as a scapegoat by any government in meeting the constitutional requirements to ensure Kenyans have enough food.

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RISE AGAINST THE KENYATTA FAMILY OR BE SLAVES FOR LIFE

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Uhuru Kenyatta

Via Anwar Saddat

The Kenyan government paid the Kenyatta family, Shs 3.6 billion for the land in Naivasha, where the dry port is being constructed. Documents obtained by a nation journalist ( anonymous source because of the sensitivity of this case) shows that in addition to the Shs 3.6 billion, the Kenyan government will be paying the Kenyattas’, a yearly land lease rate of Shs 785 million shilling.Our sources request for comment from the Statehouse and the ministry of land was not answered.

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This is not the first time the Kenyattas have used their position in government for personal gain.In 2009, The ministry of finance, through the then finance minister, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, bought 1200 acres of land from the Kenyatta family in Rongai at Shs 2.2 billion to settle IDPs.Under the coalition government, resettlement of IDPs was the duty of the Ministry of Special programs, but the ministry of finance would not release any funds until it was moved Uhuru’s docket.When the nation newsgroup wrote a detailed article on this matter and corruption touching on the Kenyatta family, Mr. Kenyatta went to court demanding Shs 200 million and that the nation media group retract the story.The corrupt in Kenya are known to use courts and their influence in government to suppress journalist from doing their jobs and report on corruption in government.
The Kenyan government paid the Kenyatta family, Shs 3.6 billion for the land in Naivasha, where the dry port is being constructed.

Documents obtained by a nation journalist ( anonymous source because of the sensitivity of this case) shows that in addition to the Shs 3.6 billion, the Kenyan government will be paying the Kenyattas’, a yearly land lease rate of Shs 785 million shilling.

Our sources request for comment from the Statehouse and the ministry of land was not answered.

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This is not the first time the Kenyattas have used their position in government for personal gain.

In 2009, The ministry of finance, through the then finance minister, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, bought 1200 acres of land from the Kenyatta family in Rongai at Shs 2.2 billion to settle IDPs.

Under the coalition government, resettlement of IDPs was the duty of the Ministry of Special programs, but the ministry of finance would not release any funds until it was moved Uhuru’s docket.

When the nation newsgroup wrote a detailed article on this matter and corruption touching on the Kenyatta family, Mr. Kenyatta went to court demanding Shs 200 million and that the nation media group retract the story.

The corrupt in Kenya are known to use courts and their influence in government to suppress journalist from doing their jobs and report on corruption in government.

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SGR Naivasha cargo depot at Uhuru Kenyatta’s farm.

According to renowned businessman, the late Jacob Juma, Uhuru purchased Delamere Farm that is situated in Naivasha. (Remember in his speech on Mashujaa Day, Uhuru said that they had obtained funding to extend the SGR to Naivasha.)

The over 100,000 acre farm was owned by Lord Dalamere family and is in between Naivasha and Nakuru towns. He spent billions of shillings in purchasing the farm to strategically flip it to the Government because the SGR train/ cargo depot and the Industrial Park are going to be situated there at the expense of the Kenyan citizens.

This is what late Jacob Juma said before he was shot dead in a political assassination in Nairobi.

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Uhuru surprises KDF in Somalia – Shows up Wearing Field Marshall Uniform and a baret!

President Uhuru Kenyatta has made a surprise visit to the Kenyan troops in Somalia on Saturday, March 18.

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Uhuru was accompanied with the Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe during the tour to Dhobley, Somalia, State House has confirmed.17388853_1612676395427574_2986466700398162040_o

According to State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu, Uhuru hailed KDF personnel for their commitment in fighting the al-Shabaab terror group in Somali.

The Kenyan forces are part of the AMISOM forces drawn from various African countries and embedded in Somalia to push out the terror group.

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Kenya has paid a heavy price after losing hundreds of soldiers during the mission but which has also been largely successful as it has helped pacify large swathes of Somalia.17218648_1612639362097944_4262271884642848830_o.jpg

During the tour, Uhuru was dressed in full military uniform.

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Nairobi Voters DEMAND Jubilee BAN Alleged Former Mungiki Treasurer Hon Waruinge from Contesting Embakasi MP seat in August Polls

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Banned Mungiki leader Maina Njenga (Left) and Stephen Maina Waruinge (alias Maish Mzito) (Right) who was reportedly was the Mungiki Treasurer. Stephen Maina Waruinge is brother to Ndura Waruinge (Maina Njenga’s Deputy in Mungiki chain of command)

After Jubillee Party banned Mungiki leader Maina Njenga from the party nominations, Embakasi East residents now want the party to also ban Stephen Maina Waruinge, reportedly former Mungiki Treasurer who wants to vie for area MP on Jubilee Party ticket. Many residents in the Constituency belive that Jubilee Party should ban Njenga’s close associates like Stephen Maina Waruinge (alias Maish Mzito) who was reportedly was the Mungiki Treasurer.

Stephen Maina Waruinge is brother to Ndura Waruinge (Maina Njenga’s Deputy in Mungiki chain of command) is seeking to vie for Embakasi East seat on Jubilee ticket. When it is remembered that the outlawed criminal gang which terrorized Nairobi residents especially in the larger Embakasi Constituency was largely a family affair with Ndura Waruinge leading the gang and his brother Stephen Maina in charge of the extortion ring an Mungiki Treasury, Jubilee Party should also ban Mr. Maina from nominations as a matter of public interest.

The Standard reports that The Jubilee Party has rejected nomination papers from former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga, and the move has been hailed by Nairobi residents as an indication that JP believed in integrity. “JP will not clear Njenga to use its party ticket to vie in Laikipia. That’s good news, he better try ODM where (Raila) Odinga is his frontman after all.” said Mithamo Michiri in a Facebook post.

Residents in Embakasi East most of whom were affected by Mungiki activities have in the recent days appealed to Jubilee Party to lock out Stephen Maina Njenga from the Jubilee ticket saying he is the opposite of everything the party stands for. Many also fear that Mr. Maina’s candidature will bring violence and macabre killings in their otherwise tranquil neighbourhoods.

One Nyayo Estate Residents Official official who requested anonymity for fear for her family said:

“We don’t want a repeat of the Mungiki horror. It is welcome news that Jubilee Party locked out Mungiki Leader but they must also lock out his cousin, Treasurer and Ndura Waruinge’s brother Stephen Njenga Waruinge. Otherwise our streets will never be safe again.”

A leader of a prominent Church Ministry in Mihang’o said: “Clearly, our prayers are being answered. It is good Maina Njenga has been locked out. The prayers of parents who lost their sons to Mungiki are being answered. But even his cousin Stephen Maina’ Waruinges hands are dirty as he was Mungiki treasurer and the party should lock him out for same reasons as Maina Njenga.”

The residents of Tassia in Embakasi Ward and Soweto Slums are worried that the emergence of Stephen Maina Waruinge is to blame for the increasing extortionists in their estates forcefully levying illegal charges for water, electricity and security in the same manner as defunct Mungiki. Some feared that the said Maina was had been transfering Mungiki voters from Kayole and Mwiki and urged Jubilee Party to act swiftly to safeguard their welfare.

A recent incident involving eruption of violence in Mradi Estate in Utawala engineered by hired goons associated with Stephen Maina Waruinge has left many residents saying they will boycott Jubilee primaries unless he is banned. They said they are not ready to go back to the Mungiki days when violence was the order of the day in their neighbourhoods. There has been a spate of killings in the Mradi area and only last year Political Activist Stephen Mukabana was brutally murdered in unclear circumstances Mungiki style.

Most residents of Donholm and Greenspan area were shocked to learn about Stephen Maina Waruinge’s relationship with Maina Njenga. Many reiterated that such people like Charles Taylor of Liberia belong to jail and should be tried at ICC for justice to be done to their victims and families. They lauded the banning of Maina Jenga from Jubilee nominations and said the same fate should be visited on Stephen Maina Waruinge as he was like Judas Iscariot, the Treasurer of the infamous sect.

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Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga is shown in this past photo when he  narrowly escaped assassination, 4 bodyguards were shot dead at the time  on or around MAY 24, 2014.
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Senior Wildlife government officer killed in deadly gun fight

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Elephant forage at the Tsavo East National Park. A Kenya Wildlife Services officer and four poachers were killed in shootout between poachers and wildlife rangers near the park on March 3, 2017.

A senior KWS officer has been shot dead in a gun fight with poachers at Galana Kulalu near the Tsavo East National park.

Four poachers were killed in the shoot-out while two managed to escape. They took with them, guns belonging to to the felled officer.

According to the Voi police boss, a man hunt is underway to apprehend the poachers who escaped.

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The officer was shot dead by poachers at the National park on Friday night

One is said to have escaped with serious gun wounds.

Two pieces of Ivory were recovered as well as Ak47 rifles.

Also watch, poachers hunting wild elephants in Kenya: Video by BBC

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