Congratulations George Weah

H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta

My very warmest congratulations to President-elect George Weah. A serial champion in his days as a footballer, his excellence and persistence have now won him the leadership of his people. Kenya sends its very best wishes to him and to his administration; and we all look forward to even closer ties in the years ahead. Congratulations, Mr President-elect.

President-elect Weah’s victory is a triumph of democracy. Kenya will stand with Liberia, as we have in the past, for we believe that Pan-African cooperation will win every African the prosperity and freedom they deserve. I look forward to working with President Weah and his administration in the service of those ideals.

Focus JAKOM, focus…

Thinking about the leaked video of drunk Raila and value of loyalty.
It is alleged that the video was leaked by Gem MP, though he has denied it.
However, if it turns out to be true that it is Elisha that leaked the video, my point about Raila and his excessive love of money will once again turn out to be true.
You see, Elisha Odhiambo was Kidero’s mtu wa mkono, Since Kidero was the main financier he sent his boy Elisha to take the Gem seat. Raila is only loyal to one thing – money.
So, we know what happens in ODM- the person with money and Raila’s support wins, whether he is popular or not/
For Gem, Raila had to kick out his blood cousin Jakoyo.
So, for 30 pieces of silver, Raila sells a seat belonging to his blood cousin,
What does he get?? Embarassment.
The new flashy youthful MPs he sold the tickets to know no loyalty.
I am sure Jakoyo had seen drunkard Raila in worse situations. He had seen Raila even susuing on his trousers. He had seen Raila shikashikaring many of those women he hangs around.
But Jakoyo was loyal. He could never embarass his drunkard cousin.
Now, these new crop of MPs that bought the ODM ticket are exposing the old drunkard badly.
Im sure after Gem MP, the ALego MP Atandi- will also embarass the old drunkard badly,
The guy doesnt have loyal people around him any more, He only has hirelings and lobbysts who have thier own agenda,
No body can be as bold as Jakoyo and tell him “Jakom, this is wrong” He will degenerate from one low to another in record time.

Old habits die hard

Wahome Thuku

THERE are these exams which you sit for and as soon as you click send, you walk out of the exam room with your results.. I have never sat for any but I know MW used to administer them at the IAT and that was more than 10yrs ago. The other day a friend of mine here, told me she was going for exams in a nursing course at KNH and hours later she told me she had passed. How????
In Kenya you don’t do things that fast, no matter how efficiently you are doing them. We will resist.
Ati you get exam results within 60 seconds, how?? If such a system of what I think is automated marking were to be introduced for KCPE and KCSE, we would hit the streets burning vehicles, demanding to have those servers opened for us to see our children’s answer scripts. Sounds like a joke but it would happen. Even the procurement of the whole IT system would be a subject of litigation if not actually hacked already.
In Kenya mambo ni pole pole. After marking the exams, the results must be kept for a while to be top dressed. Have you ever gone to collect your cheque in a government office? After waiting for 3 hours the cheque finally comes to the last person where you are only required to sign an old Kasuku book and you take it. That is where you wait for another one hour. You can see the cheque yes, and you will be wondering what the person is keeping it for, anaiguza anaiweka chini anaiguzaguza tena, anachukua a fake phone call akikuangalia, anaiweka chini anaguzaguza cheque…
Ask Dr Alfred Mutua. He has been trying to demonstrate to us that one kilometer road in Machakos can be tarmacked within a day using the exact technology used in America since 1840, knowing very well that here, a kilometer MUST take 6 months to tarmack. Not that we are not aware of the technology, its only that Mutua is trying to short circuit our feeding pipeline and we will resist.

Its Christmas Eve.

Private universities fight KCSE results

This is what Ezekiel Mutua has been fighting for the past three years.
Creation of false narratives by media that has secret agenda.
Standard Group is owned by Gideon Moi, who happens to own Kabarak University.
Nation Media is owned by Aga Khan, who happens to own Aga Khan University.
It does not require rocket science degree to see through the Agenda.
With results being released by Matiang’i showing that 100% of students will be absorbed by public universities- Private Universities are in deep deep trouble.
Now they are fighting back.
Instead of creating a forum for discussing how results can be improved without cooking fake As, Bs and Cs, the media has resorted to creating LIES and FAKE stories.
Fact is this:- since 1989, KCSE marking has been ending before Christmas. Never has marking gone beyond Christmas.
The problem was that after marking in December, the cartels ended up trading As and Bs to wealthy schools.
Under Uhuru and Matiang’i this has become impossible. That is how a totally unknown school in Elgeyo Marakwet managed to top and some new names never heard before were in top 100.
Lying, creating fake stories, and fake crisis will never work.

Do not change your nature this Chrismas

When a man saw a snake dying and being burned to death he decided to take it out of the fire🔥 , but when he did, the snake bit him. The bite caused excruciating pain, the man released the snake and the reptile fell back into the fire and was burning again. The man tried to pull it out again and again the snake bit him. Someone who was watching approached the man and said:
-*excuse me, but you’re stubborn! Don’t you understand every time you try to get the snake out of the fire, it’s going to bite you?
The man replied:
-*the nature of the snake is biting, and that’s not gonna change mine, which is to help.
So, with the help of a piece of iron, the man took the snake out of the fire and saved his life.

Do not change your nature if someone does harm you do not lose your essence; only take precautions.

Worry more about your conscience than your reputation. Because your conscience is what you are, and your reputation is what the rest think of you. And what other people think, is not your problem… it’s their problem.

Have a merry Christmas

Kisumu Molasses Plant was involved in tax evasion, and dumping of cheap alcohol in Kenya

Nation Media

IN SUMMARY

  • The syndicate involves police officers who receive huge bribes to ensure the culprits are not arrested, the officials said.
  • KRA and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officials on Tuesday raided a godown at Embakasi and impounded truckloads of ethanol.
  • The trucks ended up at the godown in Embakasi, where more ethanol was found in drums.
  • Cartons containing 250ml of branded spirits – Best Gin, Blue Ice and Flying Horse – were also found at the godown.
  • Officials said they also found fake Kenya Revenue Authority stickers.

Customs and anti-corruption officials have unearthed a multi-million-shilling syndicate involving the illegal packaging and sale of untaxed ethanol meant for export.

The syndicate involves police officers who receive huge bribes to ensure the culprits are not arrested, the officials said.

After two weeks of an undercover operation, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officials on Tuesday raided a godown at Embakasi, Nairobi, and impounded truckloads of ethanol.

“We had intelligence that ethanol intended for export was being diverted into the local market to make illicit liquor. This means the culprits never paid taxes.

This is because ethanol for export is exempted from taxes,” said the anti-graft agency’s deputy chief executive officer, Mr Michael Mubea.

In the undercover operation, officers said they followed three trucks that left Spectre International Ltd in Kisumu carrying drums of ethanol, which was declared as a product for export to a company in Mwanza, Tanzania.

The trucks ended up at the godown in Embakasi, where more ethanol was found in drums.

According to the officials, cartons containing 250ml of branded spirits – Best Gin, Blue Ice and Flying Horse – were also found at the godown. The brands are popular with youth, who buy them for Sh100 per bottle.

FAKE KRA STICKERS

Officials said they also found fake Kenya Revenue Authority stickers.

During the journey from Kisumu, the officials also noted the trucks were being escorted by a saloon car that made several stops along the way.

Police in cars with civilian registration number plates stopped by the “escort” car and collected what is believed to have been bribes. Anti-graft officials are now looking for the cars used by the police officers after they were caught on camera at Westlands, Nairobi.

According to the police, some of the occupants of the vehicles were in police uniform, while others wore civilian clothes. The “escort” car was also impounded.

“This consignment alone is worth Sh7 million in evaded tax revenue,” said Mr Mubea.

KRA Deputy Commissioner James Mburu said some unscrupulous businessmen were taking advantage of government initiatives to commit crimes.

“We do not tax ethanol for export to ensure local companies are competitive in the regional market. We don’t levy VAT or Excise Duty,” he said.

Mr Mburu added: “The exporting company will be investigated and will face sanctions. It is the responsibility of the company to ensure products for export exit the country and produce documents to prove this every month.”

The impounded goods were taken to a Customs yard and the godown sealed until investigations are completed.

Kiyapi should shut-up; he failed

Gordon Opiyo

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I got nauseated when I saw Prof Ole Kiyaipi criticizing Dr Matiangi on the Education Reforms.
I had a one on one encounter with the mega rot at the Ministry of Education between 2010 and 2011 when Ole Kiyaipi was the PS.
By the Grace of God I was selected by the British Government to help set up accountability measures that would have helped parents to hold teachers and headteachers to account on the money being sent for free primary education. At that time, the British Government had suspended funding the free primary education to the tune of 4,2 billion per year, and other donors also withdrew 16 billion. Part of my task was to put up a system in which everyone would know how much cash came to the school, and how it was used.
In February 2011 I was in a team led by Mark Waltham, then British Government head of Education in Kenya to meet Prof Kiyaipi. He promised to give us full co-operation. He raised our hopes that things would be fine. All we needed was data from his ministry, and details of the cash sent, so that we put it in our accountability system.
That was the first and last meeting we ever had with the officials of the ministry. I came face to face raw impunity. Nobody wanted to give details. What I gathered was that senior officials at the ministry had formed a cartel that sent extra cash to schools, and then went to share the loot with the headteachers. I also gathered that the text books scheme was another cash cow.
In short, the British Government plan to fund a system that would have seen Kenyans hold Education officials to account was frustrated and collapsed. As a result, all donors pulled out- and that did not bother the senior officials.
Then in comes in President Uhuru, and Dr Matiangi.
They decide to take the cartels head on, face to face, man to man mundu khwu mundu.
One thing I know is that the education sector was rotten to the core, and only committed leaders like President Uhuru and Dr Matiangi could deal with the cartels.
You may want to ask- what used to happen to examination results between December and March?
How comes we are seeing some schools that used to score 100 As having only 3 or 4?
Your guess is as good as mine. After ,marking, the process of selling marks went on for two months, before the results were released. Rich schools bought As, and poor schools were denied their marks.
People like Sossion, Ole Kiyaipi and other should not even open their mouths to say anything about education in Kenya.