Fearless whistleblower and Embattled former IEBC Commissioner, Dr. Roselyne Akombe, has dropped another bombshell on what transpired during the August 8th General Election and the much talked about IEBC servers which the commission refused to open as demanded by National Super Alliance (NASA) and the Supreme Court.
Speaking from the US where she fled to after resigning from IEBC, Akombe claimed that IEBC CEO, Ezra Chiloba, who has since gone on a three week leave, misled the country and the commission about the servers, which NASA claimed contained evidence of vote rigging.
She noted that Chiloba was hiding the whole truth about the contents of the servers by refusing to open them and lying to the country and officials.
Akombe also dismissed Ezra Chiloba’s temporary exit from the commission ahead of the repeat Presidential elections saying it was inconsequential.
“CEO Chiloba misled IEBC officials on servers issues during Aug 8 poll and his absence won’t assure credible election,” Akombe said.
The nation’s biggest shame on poor disaster response and management unfolded in Nakuru following an helicopter crash at the world-famed Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya.
Since 6.30am when reports filtered out that a helicopter with five on board had crashed in the saline lake, the country watched in shock as leaders, Police officers, members of the provincial administration, Kenya Wildlife Service and journalists camped at the shores of the lake without any rescue efforts taking place for lack of divers and other equipment used in such rescue missions.
Just like the relatives and friends of the victims pilot Apollo Malowa, Antony Kipyegon, Sammy Gitau, John Mapozi and a female passenger only identified as Veronicah, they only hang on hope praying that the victims could swim to the shore.
“Disaster response in this country is disaster itself. Even if we had survivors, it has diminished any hope of rescuing any,” said John Kimani.
Nakuru county commissioner Joshua Nkanatha said they were waiting for Kenya Navy divers from Mombasa to respond to the emergency, Kenya Police emergency unit from Nairobi and speed boats from Lake Naivasha to help in the rescue mission.
“We are waiting for divers from kenya Navy in Mombasa and a police helicopter from Nairobi which can locate the exact position of the crashed chopper,” said Nkanatha at the shores of the lake.
The distance from Nakuru to Mombasa is 644kms; Nakuru to Nairobi 156km and from Nakuru to Naivasha is 90kms.
“Being a salty lake where no fishing activities taking place, there are no boats within the lake and we are waiting for speed boats from Lake Naivasha for the rescue mission to begin,” Nkanatha said.
Given that Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the most toured parks in the country because it is famed for the pinked millions of flamingos, this incident is going to dent the image of the tourist attraction.
“It is unconceivable that such a facility has no emergency services. It is horrible to say the least,” said Mary Jelagat.
The victims were communication team allied to Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and President Uhuru Kenyatta who had just left a Nakuru hotel for a political rally in Narok which was to be attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta himself.
However, according to Mr David Kilo, chairman of Naivasha Boat owners Association, lack of command posts and preparedness in management of disaster within the lakes in the region is wanting.
“Nakuru hosts a variety of lakes including, Nakuru, Elementaita, Naivasha, Oloiden, Sonachi and Solai, a number which the County should be fully prepared in manning them in cases of disasters, however facilities in these lakes are still wanting,” he said.
Lake Naivasha, he said, is better equipped in terms of disaster management since it has four emergency boats on standby. However, personnel attending emergencies, he said, are volunteers and none have been employed by the County government.
As a result of incidences within Lake Naivasha, he said the management has started coordinating rescue operations.
“Every lake should have at least divers and Rubber Dingy boats for rescue operations in shallow lakes rivers and even dams. Sadly, this is a sector that has been ignored despite the County having rich with lakes,” he said.
Efforts to obtain boats from Lake Naivasha has however been futile as all boats are suited for deep lakes.
“We have only dispatched volunteer personnel and divers since we do not have boats suitable rescue operations in shallow lakes like Lake Nakuru,” Mr Kilo said.
He added that most lakes are ill equipped with personnel trained on life-saving skills in cases of emergencies.
Efforts by the National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) and Red Cross were thwarted by the lack of specialized equipment and had to wait for several hours for emergency facilities to arrive at the scene.
NDMU has activated a National Police Service chopper to support Nakuru County Disaster Team on search and rescue operation.
By the time of going to the press, no efforts had been made to rescue as neither the divers from Naval base in Mombasa nor the specialized police rescue helicopter from Nairobi had done anything special to locate the point of crash and victims.
Later in the day an old boat from Lake Naivasha arrived as reported earlier and nothing seemed to be happening to assist as everyone in the immediate area looked bewildered and in shock.
Details of victims who were in the chopper that crashed into Lake Nakuru via standard
Saturday October 21, 2017 – A senior Jubilee Party official has said Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, should resign to avert bloodshed during the October 26th repeat elections.
Speaking on Wednesday, the official, who is based at Jubilee Party headquarters in Nairobi, said Chebukati should resign or go to the Supreme Court to seek further directions on postponing the October 26th repeat elections.
The official said President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, walked into a political abyss the day Raila went to the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice, David Maraga.
“There’s no way to get out of that now.”
“I painfully can say even if there will be an election on the 26th, Maraga will be waiting for us at the Supreme Court grinning ear to ear like a Cheshire cat to nullify it”
“This is because the IEBC chair himself has said he cannot deliver a credible election and then on 1st November, NASA will be back to Supreme Court to nullify Uhuru’s presidency, then the coup is complete,” the official said.
“Let Uhuru sign that bill today and we start preparing for January polls.”
“We have been cynically outwitted here, because we were too trusting,” the official added.
On another note based on precedent. Courts generally do not give assistance to organized crime or persons engaged in criminality. Kenyan Supreme Court justices are part of the Kenyan society and can see, read and understand what is going on around themselves. They are not going to shoot themselves on the foot. You can take that to the CITI bank for free.
Saturday October 21, 2017 – Audacious former Commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Dr. Roselyne Akombe, has dropped another bombshell hours after resigning from the commission with barely 5 days to the repeat Presidential elections.
Speaking during an interview from New York, Akombe accused the Jubilee Government under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta of intimidation and threats to the IEBC commissioners ahead of repeat polls.
Akombe noted that since President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory on August 8th was nullified by the Supreme Court over irregularities and illegalities, Jubilee has never had peace and it was targeting individual commissioners to silence them from speaking the truth about what happened during the last polls that led to annulment of the election.
Citing the incident in August where she was detained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and barred from travelling to the US until she gets clearance from State House, Akombe revealed that Jubilee feared that she could expose them out there with damaging information about the bungled August 8th polls.
“The Government thought I had damaging information about the bungled polls and that I could expose them, that’s why I was barred from traveling in August.”
An Australian teacher has been shot dead in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
Witnesses said Gabrielle Maina was walking down a street when she was attacked by armed men on a motorbike in the affluent suburb of Karen.
The shooting has shocked the expat community in Nairobi, especially students, teachers and parents from the Hillcrest International School, where Ms Maina was the head teacher.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it appeared she was “killed [by] a fatal gunshot wound during a robbery on the 19th [of October]”.
“She’s a teacher, it is a tragic event and, you know, our prayers, love and condolences go out to her family and loved ones.”
The school’s website said she arrived in Kenya in September 2015, after a successful career in New South Wales and overseas.
Ms Maina taught several subjects, including English, drama and Italian.
A ‘rare’ student
Ms Maina was originally from Armidale and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England (UNE) in 2004 and with her Graduate Diploma in Education in 2006.
“The university is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Gabrielle Maina, a member of our alumni community,” a UNE spokesperson said in a statement.
“Our thoughts are with Ms Maina’s family and friends at this terrible time, we offer our condolences and support.”
UNE arts lecturer Anna Cavallaro told the ABC Ms Maina was a memorable student and her death was “truly tragic, I cannot stress that enough”.
“I rarely find students as exceptional as her, on a human level, not just academic,” Ms Cavallaro said.
“It’s a very sad occasion for all who knew her.”
A friend of Ms Maina who lives in Sydney, Carolina Gonzalez-Escaida, said she was devastated to learn of the teacher’s death.
“I didn’t believe it at first, it’s really shocking, she’d only been here a couple of months ago now, she stayed with us and visited,” Ms Gonzalez-Escaida said.
“She was a strong woman, and a great friend, caring, nurturing and passionate about what she believes in.
“I didn’t believe my husband at first, I thought maybe he got it wrong or maybe he misunderstood but no he had told me word for word what he heard on the news and that her picture had come up on the screen … and it was confirmed.
“It’s just really shocking.”
A dedicated teacher
Minister for Education Rob Stokes said Ms Maina taught in a number of NSW public schools, including almost five years as an English and Drama teacher at Sarah Redfern High School.
“She developed a reputation as a passionate and highly dedicated teacher who was a fierce champion of public education and creating opportunities for students to improve their educational outcomes and life opportunities,” Mr Stokes said.
“Gabrielle was truly committed to her faith and her family, which took her to Kenya where in recent years she committed herself to educating young children.
“Her colleagues in the Department of Education will affectionately remember her for her humour, tenacity, dedication to students and loyalty to colleagues.
“Our deepest sympathies are extended to her husband and children, family and friends,” he said.
An email to parents released by the school has expressed shock at Ms Maina’s death and offered condolences to her family.
It said the much-loved teacher was attacked after she dropped her son at a friend’s house.
The teacher’s biography on the school’s website says she “relocated to Kenya in September 2015, a long-term goal to establish her family here so her children can grow up with their extended family”.
After completing her postgraduate degree in education, she was engaged by the NSW Department of Education, where she taught at a number of schools in Sydney.
This included five years spent as an English and drama teacher at Sarah Redfern High School in Minto.
A Facebook page believed to belong to Ms Maina says she is from Armidale.
Minister for Education Rob Stokes said Ms Maina would be remembered for “her humour, tenacity, dedication to students and loyalty to colleagues”.
“She developed a reputation as a passionate and highly dedicated teacher who was a fierce champion of public education and creating opportunities for students to improve their educational outcomes and life opportunities,” he said.
Her school friends told Fairfax Media she “was very intelligent, musically talented and always smiling”.
Police are investigating the killing.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is offering consular assistance to Ms Maina’s family.
“Due to our privacy obligations, we will not release further details,” DFAT said.
In a trend which has become too familiar under Uhuruto regime in Nairobi, a human rights lawyer was found dead in her house in Kileleshwa under very suspicious circumstances, with her seven-month-old baby lying beside the body.
The body of Eva Achieng Ayiera, 40, was found on Monday morning in her bedroom in Kileleshwa by her house help. The week before, in similar lines, Former Youth Fund CEO Catherine Namuye who conspired to defraud the Kenya government in conspiracy with Anne Waiguru was on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 found dead in her apartment in Kileleshwa, Nairobi. (Same neighborhood of Kileleshwa).
Neighbours said they heard screams and when they rushed to check they found her on the floor with foam on the mouth.
Nairobi police boss Japhet Koome said, neighbours called the police after they heard people screaming from Ms Namuye’s house at 11am.
She was pronounced dead at home by medics, Mr Koome said.
The random deaths involving highly educated women in a short period of time is a cause for concern by the rest of the world due to high levels of corruption in Uhuruto corrupt regime.
A group of Jubilee Party women leaders engaged in public corruption in Kenya have left many Kenyans in awe with their choice of dressing during recent Jubilee campaign rallies. Led by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (girlfriend to President Uhuru Kenyatta) and Nakuru senator Susan Kihika (girlfriend to Former Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua) the group christened Jubilee Women Brigade has sparked mixed reaction on social media after stepping out in military attires during Jubilee campaign rallies.
In photos that have fast gone viral and seen by kenyapoa on Facebook, the women politicians some of them with connections to high level crimes are dressed in military fatigues, a move that has left countless Kenyans with unanswered questions.
The group of Jubilee women leaders kicked off their activities on Sunday, October 15, in Nakuru and have been donning military attires in most Jubilee campaigns ever since. During their first public appearance, Anne Waiguru rocked a military jacket, accompanied with pants and a red beret complete with Jubilee’s logo. Quite a number of people have been wondering why the group has taken to wearing military clothes to Jubilee campaigns.
Kenyapoa has learnt that ‘Waiguru’s army’ came together for several purposes including
campaigning for the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto in the forthcoming October, 26 repeat poll.
Scare off anyone trying to expose their illegal agendas.
Cement their bondage to their masters who include President Uhuru Kenyatta and Former Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua who recently has landed a job at State House Nairobi.
According to sources, Mr Mbugua who was trounced by Lee Kinyanjui, has been handling President Uhuru Kenyatta’s diary. “Mbugua is one of the president’s aide. He is in charge of his (Uhuru’s) diary,” said the source who spoke to kenyapoa.
When reached for comment, the former governor declined to give details on his new role in government. “I’m serving the government and the people of Kenya in a new role,” he said.
The group include popular politician such as Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru, Nakuru senator Susan Kihika and nominated MP Cecily Mbarire.
Nakuru senator Susan Kihika during her tenure in the Nakuru county chamber always sponsored fights or had men fight over her. This blog previously covered her story here.
Magistrate’s court in Embu recently issued a warrant of arrest against Runyenjes MP Cecily Mbarire and Embu Speaker Kariuki when the two had failed to show up in a case where they are charged with obstructing a police officer from carrying out his duties. Cecily Mbarire is no stranger to controversy and has been in involved in major episodes including with Supreme Court justice Ndungu when they both served in parliament at the same time.
As for Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru, she is currently a suspect in two murder cases in which several key witnesses in major heist involving her have died mysteriously in Nairobi’s kileleshwa estate.
Late Catherine Namuye the immediate former CEO of the Youth Fund, was appointed in that role by Anne Waiguru where she served together with Bruce Odhiambo, who is a former classmate to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Former Youth Fund CEO Catherine Namuye found dead in mysterious circumstances conspired to defraud the Kenya government in conspiracy with Anne Waiguru. She was on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 found dead in her apartment in Kileleshwa, Nairobi.
Former Youth Fund CEO Catherine Namuye was a client to Human Rights lawyer Eva Achieng Ayiera found dead in her house in Kileleshwa Nairobi as well on October 9th, 2017. Both were very charming women and highly educated.
Former Raila Odinga aide Miguna Miguna on Wednesday night (October 18) differed sharply with NTV host, Larry Madowo, over a final remark the barrister made on the 10pm show, Side Bar.
The highly-heated debate, which had Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr, nominated legislator Jennifer Shamalla and Miguna Miguna as panelists, ended prematurely, when the host and Miguna could not agree on whether Miguna’s statement had “advocated for violence.”
“For a revolution to take place, blood sometimes has to be involved,” Miguna said in part, when issuing his final remarks.
The host interjected: “Are you advocating for violence?” Miguna responded: “Let me finish, you cannot interject before I make my final remarks.”
The host maintained he had a right to chime in when he felt a clarification was needed, a statement which did not auger well with Miguna.
“Don’t call me back here if you’d keep on interjecting, when I am expressing my independent views,” said Miguna, to which Madowo responded: “Don’t come back to my show!”
Miguna’s statement emanated from a prior view, where he accused the Jubilee administration of using security agencies to suppress a rising dissatisfaction among a section of Kenyans, who often call out the government for alleged ills such as police brutality. He made reference to the recent anti-IEBC protests, which left tens dead, and hundreds injured, according to a recent finding by the Human Rights Watch.
The ex-Nairobi governor candidate claimed that the “police can cause injuries to people, but not 45 million Kenyans, or a significant section of the population which is ‘thirsting for revolution’”.
Miguna told the TV host that he will not come to the show in what appeared to be an altercation before signing off by telling Larry Midiwo was not a journalist. (See below video).
Mr. Miguna Miguna later tweeted that, Mr. @LarryMadowo is NOT a journalist. I’m not appearing on his show again. He must adhere STRICTLY to the provisions of the Media Act, 2013. He later followed up stating that, ” The Githeri media is trying to distort facts. @LarryMadowo cannot ban me from anything. I left his MEDIOCRE and COMPROMISED show. #Sidebar