Monday, December 17, 2007

50 questions

1. Who renegotiated and signed the agreement granting a 20 year extension for the British military to continue training in Laikipia, Nanyuki and Archers post?

2. Why do we find it necessary to allow foreign troops to bomb the crap out of our landscape, littering it and leaving copious amounts of ordnance in their wake, and making our prime game reserves areas practically inhospitable?

3. Who sold off the oil prospecting rights to the entire Kenyan offshore including Lamu (A UN historical site)?

4. Who further parceled out huge tracts of land in North Eastern Kenya to the Chinese government for huge amounts of money, none of which the residents of Northern Kenya will ever see?

5. Was there any competitive bidding for these rights?

6. How many other companies were willing to pay significantly higher sums for these rights in open bidding?

7. Why was the Kenya Sugar Board boss fired?

8. Did you know that by law only the board of directors can do this?

9. Did you know that he was fired for sticking to procedure and opening tender documents at the pre-assigned time and date?

10. Did you know that he refused to allow a late and low bid by a certain consortium?

11. Did you know that the treasury has no legal mandate to take over the bidding for these sugar companies?

12. Did you know that for 40 years the GOK has appointed MDs for Miwani, Muhoroni, Chemelil and Sony sugar factories?

13. Did you know that for those 40 years, they deliberately appointed inept managers who were willing to help the rulers siphon money out of these companies, thus killing the entire industry?

14. Did you know that the GOK wrote off billions of shilling in debts owed by coffee farmers?

15. Did you know that the same was done for Dairy Farmers?

16. And tea farmers?

17. BUT not the Sugar Industry?

18. Do you know why?

19. Do you know how much money from Western Kenya goes into the government’s budget (consolidated fund)?

20. Of this, do you know how much goes back to the same region in terms of recurrent and development expenditure?

21. Do you know who owns Mobitelea?

22. Did you know that if the Safaricom IPO goes through, these illegal and corrupt owners, who should be now in jail in any civilized society, stand to reap Kshs. 2 billion in COLD HARD UNEARNED CASH – FROM POOR ORDINARY KEYANS?

23. Who is trying to sell TELKOM Kenya now?

24. Did it take 5 years to realize the need to privatize this company?

25. Or did it take five years of lining pockets to make an embarrassingly low bid for this dull jewel (nevertheless a jewel)?

26. Who said a 50% stake in Telkom Kenya is worth Ksh 2 billion?

27. Who did that valuation?

28. Did you know that some of the biggest land owners in Kenya are Kenya Telkom and the now ripped off Kenya Railways?

29. So now Kenya Railways has been sold off to a nobody with zero experience in rail management... are the trains moving

30. What about the KR land – is it still there?

31. Did you know we (via our taxes) refurbished Sagana State Lodge for a mesmerizing Kshs. 600,000,000?

32. Did you know that the work is still INCOMPLETE?

33. Did you know that the Head of State has never spent a night there?

34. Did you know that Kshs. 600,000,000 could buy and/or build any residential property in Nairobi – yes, including the State House?

35. Do you know who signed the financing agreement (read loans) to buy so-called frigates for the Kenya Navy?

36. Did you know that what was purchased were OLD FISHING VESSELS fitted with a few motor and torpedo launchers?

37. Do you now feel any safer with these schooners protecting our waters?

38. Do you remember the unveiling of the UHURU HIGHWAY PROJECT by the PresidentT? Have you seen any progress? You may have seen the grading of the road sides. What else?

39. Do you know that the financing was arranged by the Chinese government?

40. And you, your children and your grand children will be paying for this non-starter of a project?

41. Did you know that the Goldenberg scandal cost Kenya 90 billion shillings, or 20% of our current budget? Yes, I thought you would say that it was Moi. What then is Kibaki doing with this man? Why the sudden legitimacy to a known and acknowledged criminal and fraudster?

42. Did you know that the Kibaki government signed several agreements (Anglo Leasing) for projects to be paid by Internationally Accepted Promissory notes and THESE ARE LEGALLY BINDING?

43. Did you know that these will be redeemed, irrespective of who is in State House?

44. Did you know that the Government has mortgaged me and you, via Anglo Leasing projects, to the tune of Kshs. 80 billion? Like it or not, these must be paid back because they are legally binding. Cancelling the project does not remove the obligation.

45. Did you know that nobody in this government has balls enough to arrest and prosecute Mr. Pattni? Of course he would finger them all!

46. Did you know that the only person cleared by the Goldenberg Commission was Musalia Mudavadi?

47. Did you know that the Government of Kenya can nail Ruto, but will not because if they prosecute the case, it will inevitably touch their new found buddy Moi?

48. Do you know who proposed the amendment to the Kenya Constitution making Kenya a de facto one party state?

49. Do you know what a crime of omission is? It is sitting and doing nothing when evil is all around you. If you understand this, then you'll understand where Kibaki was and what he was doing for more than a quarter of a century. He has stood for nothing but maintaining the status quo and "kufuata nyayo".

50. Can anyone clearly and categorically state what role Kibaki played in the Second Liberation and the fight for the freedoms that we now enjoy? I can only remember Oginga Odinga, Gitobu Immanyara, Charles Rubia, Raila Odinga, Martin Shikuku, Okii Ombaka and Kenneth Matiba. I remember Koigi Wamwere, Kijana Wamalwa and Masinde Muliro. I remember the forgotten ones – Miguna Miguna, Wahome Mutai (yes cartoons kept us going!), a mzungu called Smith Hempstone (I could swear huyu alikuwa Kenya damu!), Prof Oyugi, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Okongo Arara, Adungosi Titus and Shem Ogola. I remember Adam Mathenge, Willy Mutunga, Wachira Kamonji, Maina wa Kinyati, Mukaru Nganga, Anyona George, Khaminwa John, Otieno Mak Onyango, Onyango Paddy, K’Oale Muga, Wahinya Bore, Mutuse Thomas, Mugo Micere, Kimani Gecao, Ngugi wa Mirii, Ngweno Hillary, Mwachofi Mwakudua, P.L.O. Lumumba, Gikenya Waititu, Peter “Young” Kihara, Theuri Mugo, Kathangu Njeeru and Wafula Buke.

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