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26 November

A. WHERE KENYANS ARE

For almost 30 years, in Kenya, we spend two our of every five years dealing with a slowing or declining economy due to fears of electoral crisis. Investment dries up, businesses shrink, jobs are lost, and all but the very wealthiest feel the pain of our political competition. Politicians escalate divisive speech and play to our ethnic differences. They treat the election as a do-or-die affair, and Kenyans lives are endangered and even lost to violence. It takes a full year to recover economically from the election, and then we repeat the cycle all over again. They feel that they live in political and economic systems that are not designed to benefit the working man and woman.

B. KENYANS KNOW WE NEED CHANGE, BOLD CHANGE

1. The March 2018 Handshake was a pause in this trend, an opportunity to take another path. It provided a rare window, to rally the country together to face some of our most daunting challenges. They want it built on.

2. Kenyans embrace the handshake because they know we have to change our trajectory, our social and economic system, and the way we are governed, if we are to avoid catastrophic national failure.

3. In their daily lives, they depend on uniting to give and receive help. So uniting for change is something they can buy into as long as they know that it is going to tangibly benefit them and their families. Kenyans will unite to change Kenya and the BBI process has shown a path that can lead to a better future.

C. THE BBI TASKFORCE

1. President Kenyatta formed the Taskforce on Building Bridges to Unity Advisory with a mandate that it consult citizens, leaders, institutions, civil society, the private sector, the religious sector, and other stakeholders to recommend to him solutions that he will share with relevant institutions and processes. Though there are other important challenges, the Taskforce focused specially on nine major ones as per its mandate.

2. BBI heard from Kenyans in all 47 counties. More than 7,000 citizens from all ethnic groups, genders, cultural and religious practices, and different social and economic sectors were consulted. The Taskforce heard from more than 400 elected leaders past and present; prominent local voices from the community; and young people who added their voice to citizens in the Counties; 123 individuals representing major institutions, including constitutional bodies and major stakeholders in the public and private sectors; 261 individuals and organisations who sent memoranda via (e)mail; and 755 citizens who offered handwritten submissions during public forums in the Counties.

D. WHAT THE BBI TASKFORCE IS NOT

The Taskforce has offered advice as per its mandate. BBI does not replace any legal or constitutional body. Its recommendations are just that: recommendations based on listening to Kenyan citizens and experts. The report will be subjected to a further national conversation that will allow for focused discussions and will even include a digital platform that allows Kenyans to interact with the report and make their observations, additions and proposals.

E. THE MAJOR CHALLENGES KENYANS IDENTIFIED

In the context of consulting on the nine major challenges outlined in the 9th March Joint Communique, Kenyans placed greatest emphasis on the following challenges:

1. National ethos and values — Kenya is an arranged marriage by strangers, not our parents. We have made it work to a certain extent but now we have to build a respectful and cohesive family.

2. There is extreme poverty and hunger in parts of the country. Unemployment and underemployment, particularly of the young people, is high. People are living hand to mouth and the future looks tough. The cause is conflict, corruption and bad politics.

3. Young Kenyans increasingly feel that their needs and aspirations are not being met by the economic, social, and cultural structures in place today. Many yearn for more stability in their income and prospects. They have heard many promises and now no longer believe on promises to merely improve on the status quo. They feel that we must utterly transform how the system works. That is what they expect from this process.

4. Our politics are not serving us well. Elections are too divisive. They are pulling us apart. Too much is lost from the cycle of 3 years good and 2 years bad that increase our poverty and divide us from each other. What often binds all major challenges is siasa mbaya. Bad politics makes problems worse and invents new ones.

5. Corruption is greed and it is hurting Kenyans. They want a stop to it. They commend the moves against it that have been made but they feel that a lot more needs to be done.

6. Kenyans appreciate devolution but think that more needs to be done to make it more inclusive and of more benefit to Kenyans.

7. Government is spending too much on itself. Public resources should be used for Kenyans and the burden of government should reduce.

F. THE SOLUTIONS IDENTIFIED FROM WHAT KENYANS SAID TO BBI

1. NATIONAL ETHOS — We lack shared beliefs, ideals and aspirations about what Kenya can become if we all subscribed to a national ethos that builds and reinforces our unity. To change this is bottom-up work, starting in the family and the community, supported by initiatives that embrace the positive cultures, beliefs and ideals of Kenya’s diverse communities and facilitated by civil society, the private sector, and State institutions. It will become embedded in the formal education system, starting from the earliest age and lasting for a lifetime, religious and cultural institutions, the media, and our arts sector.

i. Elections will come and go with different administrations in place, but Kenya will endure. We need a vision of the Kenya we want to exist in 3 generations or 100 years.

ii. We must become comfortable in our own African skin — The Taskforce recommends that Government undertake initiatives that harmonise modern Kenyan identity with our diverse African cultures so that we are Africans comfortable in our skin and not operating between two, or more, sometimes contradictory worlds.

iii. Strengthen the Ministry of Culture and Heritage which is currently treated as a peripheral government activity.

iv. Replace Boxing Day on 26th December with a National Culture Day for celebrating culture and learning about other Kenyans’ cultures (this can also be done on 1st January).

v. We should give ourselves a definitive, evolving, and inclusive official history. H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta should commission an Official History of Kenya whose production will be led by an Office of the Historian resident in the National Archives.

vi. A full-time focus on ethics — The EACC should be focused on stopping economic crimes, and given constitutional protection as a Chapter 15 Commission. Its ethics mandate should be redirected to the NCIC which should henceforth be renamed the Ethics Commission and its mandate refreshed in line with the Ethics mission, and for it to be under the Office of the President.

vii. Teaching ethics as a compulsory subject throughout the schooling curriculum from nursery to university.

viii. Including teachings of the national values and principles as part of every ethnic culture and particularly as part of the teachings during rites of passage into adulthood.

ix. Implement the current enforcement mechanism under the Leadership and Integrity Act, even as we discuss hot to strengthen it.

2. WE MUST DEVELOP REAL SHARED PROSPERITY BY GROWING THE NATIONAL CAKE. It is not enough to merely improve our economic output and present rates of investment: we must entirely transform the way our economy operates if we are to deal with the present lack of jobs.

i. Build the economy from the grassroots.

ii. Taxes — The tax base needs to be broadened, but it is crucial that overall taxation in Kenya be low relative to competitor economies regionally and globally.

iii. Money follows people — Decrease conflict over national resource distribution by treating all Kenyans as equal — this should take into account population, needed investment in health and agriculture, service provision, and access to natural resources and livelihood opportunities. The share of public resources for every Kenyan should be carefully balanced to account for every Kenyan being treated as equal, as the Constitution makes clear, while ensuring that those who have been marginalised in the past, or are being marginalised at present, are given extra help where they need it. It must be focused on service delivery to settled and serviced areas, meaning services from the centre to the furthest point in the County rather than land mass.

iv. Lending to priority sectors — the Government should deliver a policy that provides legal and regulatory guidelines for banks to lend a part of their portfolio to priority sectors such as micro, small and medium businesses, export credit, manufacturing, housing, education, health, renewable energy, sanitation and waste management, and agriculture (including livestock and fishing).

v. Deepen and accelerate EAC integration.

vi. Savings are investment — Undertake a major effort to increase national domestic savings to at least 25% of GDP if Kenya is going to develop the ability to drive investment in multiple sectors, including labour-intensive manufacturing base to produce sufficient jobs.

vii. Keep the Public Service from monopolising all our resources on salaries — There should be a clarification of the legal and administrative powers of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to ensure that it oversees all salary reviews and changes.

3. EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE TO HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITY AND INCOME

i. Nurture and open opportunities for youth to gain from their initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Increase employment and livelihoods by making it easier for small businesses to compete and grow at low cost and with minimal constraints.

ii. Minimise taxation of new and small businesses by giving them a tax holiday of at least 7 years as a support to youth entrepreneurship and job creation.
iii. Creativity and sports — Make serious efforts to coordinate, incentivise and drive the growth of the creative industries and sports, among other sectors in which young Kenyans show enormous potential and interest.

iv. Identify and invest in special talent and special needs at the Early Childhood Development stage.
v. Encourage the private sector to form a national, non-profit foundation, chaired by the President, that provides mentoring, training, and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-35.

vi. To help young people form businesses, open an advice desk in every Huduma Centre manned by a business development expert.

vii. The private betting industry is leading to hopelessness and greater poverty. The taskforce recommends that the private betting industry be replaced with a Government-run national lottery whose proceeds, as is the case in other countries, are used for activities that uplift the youth, sports, culture and other social activities beneficial to citizens.

4. MAKE POLITICS MORE INCLUSIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE — Kenyans want a home-grown, inclusive system that reflects not only the pre-colonial political structure but also our day-to-day realities. Kenyans want to see inclusion in the Executive, while also wanting to directly vote for their President.

Kenyans told the Taskforce that while they appreciate the increased accountability of the parliamentary model, they also want to vote directly for a President holding executive power to offer decisive leadership. They also told the Taskforce that they want a strong opposition and a Parliament that will hold the Executive accountable through applied checks and balances.

i. Running for and winning the Presidency — The President shall be elected through universal suffrage. For a candidate to be declared the winner of the Presidential election, he or she must win 50% + 1 of the Presidential votes and at least 25% of the votes cast in each of more than half of the Counties, as is now the case.

ii. An Executive President — The President will remain the Head of State and Government and the Commander-in-Chief. He or she shall be the central symbol of National Unity. The President will chair the Cabinet, which compromises the Deputy President, the Prime Minister, and Cabinet Ministers.

iii. The Executive, under the authority of the President, shall have the power to determine the policy of the Government in general, while the Ministers under the leadership of the Prime Minister, shall be collectively responsible in the National Assembly for the execution of the affairs of the Government. This structure executive makes it more accountable in Parliament and to the people.

iv. Term limit — Retain the present two-term limit for the position of President.

v. Deputy President — The Deputy President is the running mate to the President. The Deputy President shall deputise the President.

vi. Prime Minister — Within a set number of days following the summoning of Parliament after an election, the President shall appoint as Prime Minister, an elected Member of the National Assembly from a political party having a majority of Members in the National Assembly or, if no political party has a majority, one who appears to have the support of a majority of MPs.

vii. Approval by Parliament — The nominee for Prime Minister shall not assume office until his or her appointment is first confirmed by a resolution of the National Assembly supported by an absolute majority vote of MPs.

viii. If the Prime Minister nominee is not confirmed, the President shall have another set number of days to make another appointment. This process shall continue until there is a successful nomination for Prime Minister. A measure to ensure that this process is not indefinite, and that governance is continuous should be considered.

ix. Dismissal — The Prime Minister may be dismissed by the President or through a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly.

x. Leader of the Official Opposition — The runner-up of the Presidential election becomes an ex-officio Member of Parliament and the Leader of the Official Opposition if his or her party is not represented in the Government, or of a coalition of Parliamentary parties not represented in the Government.
xi. Need for a strong opposition — The party or coalition of parties that is not in Government shall be the Official Opposition.
xii. Shadow Cabinet — The Leader of the Official Opposition shall be enabled to have a Shadow Cabinet.
xiii. Question Time — The Opposition will play a key role in Prime Ministerial and Ministerial Question Time sessions in Parliament.
xiv. The Role of the Prime Minister — The Prime Minister shall have supervision and execution of the day-to-day functions and affairs of the Government. The Prime Minister shall be the Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly. On the President’s tasking, the Prime Minister will chair Cabinet sub-committees. In the exercise of his authority, the Prime Minister shall perform or cause to be performed any matter or matters which the President directs to be done.
xv. The Prime Minister will continue to earn his or her salary as a Member of Parliament with no additional salary for the prime ministerial role.
xvi. The Permanent/Principal Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister will chair the Technical Implementation Committee of Principal/Permanent Secretaries. To avoid the politicisation of the Public Service, the Permanent or Principal Secretaries will not be subject to Parliamentary approval. Their accountability will be strictly administrative and technical.
xvii. A mixed cabinet — The cabinet is a crucial part of the Executive arm of Government. There is discontent with the current system, judging from what Kenyans told the Taskforce. The President will appoint Cabinet Ministers after consultation with the Prime Minister. The Ministers shall be responsible for the offices that the President establishes in line with the Constitution.
xviii. The Cabinet shall be drawn from both parliamentarians and technocrats with the latter being made ex-officio Members of Parliament upon successful Parliamentary approval.
xix. The Taskforce is also recommending that the Cabinet Secretary be renamed Cabinet Minister.
xx. To ensure more effective political direction and Parliamentary accountability, there shall be a position of Minister of State that will be appointed from members of the National Assembly and taking direction in their ministerial duties from Cabinet Ministers. These Ministers of State will continue to earn their salary as MP with no additional salary for their ministerial role.
xxi. Representation in the electoral system — It is crucial that whatever form reforms to representation take, that they accord to the following principles if Kenyans are to be fairly and equally represented:
xxii. That the people’s choice, as reflected in the election of their representatives, including in Party primaries and nominations, in a proportional system shall be upheld through fair, free and transparent elections.
xxiii. Individuals included in any Party lists shall initially have undergone a process that uses transparent public participation in the Counties even before any other vetting procedure is used.
xxiv. That there shall be the equalisation of representation and equality of citizenship, as much as possible, by ensuring that each Kenyan vote has the same status and power, as envisaged in the Constitution.
xxv. Parties will be compelled through the Political Parties Act to be consistent with the Constitution to meet the Gender Rule and other Constitutional measures of inclusion through their party lists. This will equalise both genders in political terms, rather than creating a parallel system that creates a sense of tokenism.
xxvi. All the existing 290 constituencies will be saved, including the protected seats because they have become key for representation of sparsely populated areas.
xxvii. Devolve political parties to have strong County based party branches that will allow the people to have the political forums and avenues to hold their elected leaders accountable throughout a term and not just during elections.
xxviii. The nomination lists through parties should be completed in a transparent process governed by the political parties overseen by the Registrar of Political Parties and the IEBC.
5. ATTACK CORRUPTION THROUGH STRUCTURAL AND PREVENTIVE MEANS — The growing public perception of Kenya having a rigged system that rewards cronyism and corruption is the greatest risk to Kenya’s cohesion and security. Tackling corruption is the single most important mission Kenya has now. The Taskforce makes major and actionable recommendations, a few that are captured below:
i. Reverse the Ndegwa Commission — Ban all public officers from doing business with the government.
ii. Make all wealth declaration forms open to public scrutiny.
iii. Promote whistleblowing by giving rewards of 5% of recovered proceeds to persons who give information on corruption deals.
iv. Protect whistleblowers — Enable court procedures that guarantee the protection of the safety and security of informants, whistleblowers and witnesses, particularly regarding terrorism, serious transnational crimes, and corruption.
v. Make Kenya a 100% e-service nation by digitalising all government services, processes, payment system and record keeping.
vi. Increase public confidence in the Judiciary recognising that the core constitutional principles in Kenya are the separation of powers, between arms of Government, and accountability to the people of Kenya. The independence of the Judiciary must be protected as a fundamental principle, and it should also be accountable to the people of Kenya.
vii. Protect media freedom to expose corruption but ensure that false allegations and defamation do not frustrate service delivery to the people.
6. DEVOLUTION THAT WORKS — In terms of creating a major departure in the governance of the country and the management of public resources, devolution has largely been a success. However, devolution is still frustrated by serious challenges that if unaddressed, will raise questions about its political and economic sustainability. The major recommendations made by the Taskforce include the following:
i. Retain all the 47 counties but encourage and assist counties to form voluntary regional economic blocks. Depending on further consultation with Kenyans, consider that while Kenyans are strong supporters of devolution and their counties, they also want better value for money and more money to be used for development as opposed to high recurrent and administrative costs. Perhaps there is a way that the 47 Counties can be maintained as the focus of development implementation and the provision of services, while representation and legislation are undertaken in larger regional blocs.
ii. Increase resources to the counties by at least 35% of the last audited accounts.
iii. When dividing revenue between counties, use a formula that focuses on ensuring services reach the actual settlements of people so that resources are not allocated on the basis of uninhibited land mass.
iv. Finalise the transfer of functions from the National to County Governments and eliminate all duplicity of functions between the two levels of government. Follow the maxim “money follows functions” in allocating money between the two levels of government.
v. Ensure that financing the development of each and every Ward is done in a transparent and equitable way within the 5-year term.
vi. Changes in County leadership — Where a vacancy, for any given reason, occurs in the Deputy Governor’s office, and the Governor fails to appoint a replacement within 90 days, the Speaker of the County Assembly, with the approval of the Assembly, shall nominate a Deputy Governor.
vii. The running mate of every candidate for the position of Governor should be of the opposite gender.
viii. Health Service Commission – Transfer the health sector personnel element from County governments to an independent Health Service Commission to enable sharing of the very limited health experts.
ix. County Government spending — Supervision of County Spending, investment and employment is not succeeding at multiple levels which is leading to large amounts of waste and corruption that compromise devolution which is otherwise very popular with Kenyans. It is also crucial for oversight to be strengthened. The response should be much stronger oversight by the responsible bodies, actions to cut wasteful costs, and assign a greater proportion of County finances to development.
x. Strengthen the oversight independence of County Assemblies by ensuring that the transmission and management of County Assembly budgets are insulated from arbitrary or politically motivated interference by County Executives; these processes should also be subjected to rigorous public finance management processes.
xi. Require new governments to complete the projects initiated by former governors by Treasury withholding funds for new projects unless old projects are completed. A Governor who wants to abandon an old project must formerly communicate to the public credible reasons.
xii. Counties also must grow the economic pie — Counties should be guided by a greater focus on being competitive in attracting their residents to be more entrepreneurial. They should develop Biashara mashinani in which there are high-priority efforts by every County to support local groups to develop businesses through partnerships. The County Government should ensure that small and emerging businesses are easy to start, and that they find it easy to navigate regulations and bureaucracy and to get their goods to market in a timely way.
7. GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE SMALLER AND INVEST IN THE PEOPLE NOT IN ITSELF — The Taskforce found Kenyans with strong feelings against the size of government. They wanted the burden of Government to be less on them by public money being used to serve them, to achieve value for money, the reduction of wastage and cutting down on fraud and corruption. Specific recommendations were made to this effect, including those against corruption above.
i. Spend more development not just bureaucracy — Target a ratio, written into law, of at least 70:30 for development versus recurrent expenditure in National Government.
ii. The ratio between County development spending and recurrent expenditure should match the national one at 70:30.
iii. Ensure that financing the development of each and every Ward is done in a transparent and equitable way within the 5-year term.
iv. A number of Ministers will now earn their Parliamentary salaries so Cabinet will be less expensive.
v. Strengthen the capacity of the Controller of Budget to be able to detect and respond in a timely manner to misappropriation, wastage, and illegal processes.
vi. Rationalise the mandates of regulatory bodies to ensure lack of duplication, and to ease transparency, affordability and prompt service to enable higher levels of regulatory compliance.
vii. Rationalise all government owned enterprises and enact GOE Bill to bring all GOEs expenditures under control with common user benchmarks, independent valuations of projects and value for money audits on completed projects.
viii. Enforce the powers of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to rationalise all public sector salaries in the country and address the large discrepancies in income.
ix. Elimination of wasteful expenditure in National and County Government by bringing established laws and regulations to bear that ensure that items such as new cars or office refurbishments for incoming senior officials follow proper procedure in planning, budgeting and procurement.
x. Eliminate all sitting allowances for Public Officers on salary.
xi. There are significant savings in eliminating duplication of functions and jobs between National and County Government. Also, rationalise jobs within the County Governments, particularly where there is over-staffing or duplication.
xii. Rationalise jobs within the County Governments: many are overstaffed.
xiii. Parastatals carrying out County functions should be either wound up or restructured. This should be synchronised with the implementation of the already completed parastatal reforms policy.
xiv. Eliminate replication of job functions at National and County level, resulting in a lower wage bill.
xv. Harmonise pay of the County and National Governments.
xvi. Utilise ‘natural wastage’ and a recruitment freeze to lower the size of the Public Service.

    Kioko suke reposted Group Kenya's post

    Why do Somalis thrive in Business?

    I have overheard complaints from businessmen and scholars arguing that the Oria/Somali Muslims are taking over Nairobi CBD. Yes they are.

    Boss how can you compete this people? They are like Indians. They practice socialism and work as a family.

    When was the last time you called your uncle, aunt, cousin or in law? Imagine they call each other daily and work together as your colleagues at work.

    You are waiting to invest from your salary? Well, they don’t wait, they call each other and work in handy. One man is married to 4 wives.

    One wife is selling baby clothes in Eastleigh and in wholesale making Kshs. 8,000 a day. The 2nd wife is selling gas and running a shop in Donholm making Kshs. 5,000 a day.

    The 3rd wife makes people tea and lunch in Eastleigh making a profit of 4,000 a day and the last one is selling men’s and women’s wear in Eastleigh making a profit of Kshs. 10,000 a day.

    How much goes to his account before we include his petrol station in South B or his cloth line in town or slaughtering cows from Moyale at Njiru slaughter house? That is Kshs. 27,000 passing through his account daily let’s say from slaughtering cows, he makes a profit of Kshs. 15,000 a day.

    His total income is Kshs. 42,000 a day. That is Kshs. 1,260,000 passing through his account per month. Banks do check flow in your account per month to advance loans that can open you a restaurant in town.

    Your salary is Kshs. 80,000 and you feel your wife is so fragile to work, so you keep her in the house baby sitting. Every evening you pass through your favorite club, you take two for the road which turns out to be 5-10 bottles before you leave accompanied by friends.

    Your side chick or mpango wa kando is also one Slay Queen of her kind. She does Java and above or Amarula what she sees on adverts but implement when with you. You pay her rent, saloon and clothes while she takes selfies sending you while at work.

    Let’s assume you need a bank loan to put a big business in town, between your account and his account, who will get bank trust with a big capital to put up a significant business?

    Kaka, then you want to rant how this people are money launderers? Please if you can’t make money with your family members like Indians 🇮🇳 and Somalia 🇸🇴 crew are doing.

    Stop complaining, meet your Slay Queens in their restaurants as you narrate to them how this people are faking it. When you are done, come I introduce you to Abdin my neighbor who sells gas and run shops but drive a Land Cruiser TX.

    I respect this people, unless we up our game, they will displace us in our own country then we start another genocide like South Africa 🇿🇦 did or like Donald Trump is fighting to chase people out of USA 🇺🇸.

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      Eunice reposted Group Kenya's post

      HOMABAY 'FAKE NEWS' BUSTED.
      ( Long Post Alert)

      First we have to admit Covid19 is real and here with us in Kenya and that we all must rally behind every effort made by the govt to stem its spread. It takes personal responsibility not govt to do that.

      Be that as it may, we must not allow the fight against the pandemic to be used as a cash cow for some unscrupulous individuals to become rich or use the same to be seen to working so that either they get funding from the national govt or get promotion. You all remember the Siaya area local chief who hurried pushed for the burial of the KPA man.

      Something is a miss in Nyanza.

      Today we can reveal what really transpired in Homabay and how the National govt got duped with fake information in a scheme that exposes how Nyanza governors are keeping their people down in the fight against covid19.

      Like in Siaya where governor Rasanya seem to have delegated the fight to just issuing afterthought press statements with no facts; and as Kisumu governor still would inquire about the number of degrees you have each time you ask him of his strategies to fight Covif19, Homabay governor Cprian Awiti aka Akuba has left the running of the county in the hands God while he too issue reports from the comfort of his house in Nairobi in a style akin to the Cameroonian President Paul Biya's way of doing things in his country MIA ( Missing in Action).

      TAG ALONG......

      TWO BURIALS TWO SEPARATE FACTS

      On or about early April a woman passed on and was to be burried in Homabay Kendu bay Seka area.

      The family contacted a person in Nairobi Huruma to get the a vehicle to transport the body. It is reported that this person by name Paul Odhiambo of +254727859114 being a broker contacted his friend called Kevo a driver as a fellow "Japap" ( Jo/Japap is a a common Lingua Fraca used by Luos doing a common business mostly general like transport or sales in same point of operation ).

      In the deal Kevo was was to give to give Paul Odhiambo Ksh 10000 out of the businescontract to transport the body to Homabay, but upon getting the business Kevo changed by not keeping his side of the bargain, he gave his Paul the deal maker Ksh 5000. This infuriatedPaul who warned kevo that he will not 'eat' his money and that he Kevo will

      On 10/04/2020 the family paid the the amount required for the coffin which was charged at Ksh 18000.

      13/04/2020 Having gotten the deal, Kevo was given the receipts of paymnets to go and collect the coffin in Huruma. He paid the coffin and collected a white coffin shown here using a Nissan 14 sitter KCL375E.

      14/04/204 Kevin carrying the family of the dead woman traveled to Homabay Kindubay in a place called Seka on the same Nissan. At no point were they stopped for the coffin to be opened. In Kenya you are not allowed to transport a coffin, empty or carrying a body to the countryside on the carrier without covering it with a black polythene. So the Homabay county's report of empty coffin has no proof of photos of the same coffin or photos showing empty inside.

      No arrest was made of this Tuesday

      16/04/2020 The woman was buried in the same white coffin( the govt can go exhume the body). Up to this time there was nothing like empty coffin or arrest.

      Meanwhile
      Back in Huruma Paul wanted to get even with Kevo for cutting him shortchanging him on the deal contacted a friend who contacted, the chief and DO and OCS in Homabay who who visited the him where the burial took place. They found the burial had taken place.

      After a some arguments one of the govt officials demanded to be paid Ksh 30,000 upon which one of the family members told him,
      "If you think you are going to use covid19 to get rich, forget it''

      This angered the officers who left in huff.

      At midnight long after the burial the officers came back accompanied by police officers who arrested Kevin the driver and other family members.

      They were taken to a mortuary where they spend the night. Don't ask if there were/are dead bodies inthe mortuary.

      Come morning the police took them to Homabay KMTC. The nurses refused to take them in because they were not accompanied by any county medical officer. Fearing going back to the mortuary the driver Kevin and the family pleaded to be taken in and be quarantine in line with govt directive.

      17/04/2020 Samples from the driver Kevin were taken( I cant tell if the others were taken from too)

      In other happening around the same time:
      14/04/2020 Miltone Obote who had been transfer from KNH to the rural area to get other form of treatments by the father passed on in Kendubay Homabay Kamser Sub location. His body was taken to the mortuary.

      15/04/202. Miton Obote's two wives who were in Nairobi by then started organizing means to reach home.

      They contracted the Driver of KCD2090F which is a PSV registered and for hire.

      The driver called Jack after consulting his othet family members of this travel, Jack told the wives of Obote that, would only go upon the family getting authentic clearance from government.

      The family of Milton Obote then went to Nairobi Area police to get travel clearance where they were told to bring a burial permit from the chief. His wife Millicent and brother in law, went to Dandora but they were told to get the permit from the chief in the rural area.

      16/04/2020. They then contacted rural chief and explained to them the requirement so that they get cleared to travel. The Chief send a copy of the permit to the family in Nairobi on the same day. They printed the permit and took it to the Nairobi area police. They were told to go the following day since it was lat by then.

      17/04/2020. The wife and brother to Milton went back to Nairobi area armed with the burial permit. They were told to write a letter and indicate the names and IDs of those who were to travel and the vehicle they woukd use. They did so and got the letter permitting their travel out of Nairobi to Homabay 18/4/2020.

      They informed the Kamser chief who promised them that all was well.

      18/04/2020 the family put a mattress, a stove and their bags in the boot of KCD290F, with Jack driving, they left Nairobi at 5am for Homabay. Due to lack of funds, the other distant relatives remained in Nairobi only allowing close members to travel. There was no coffin they carried on the car.

      The local chief kept asking them about the time they were to reach which the wives kept updating him as they moved. Along the way the temperature readings of all the occupants of KVD290G were taken at every stop. They did 4 tests along the way from Nairobi to Homabay each time being cleared to go on with the journey.

      They reached rural home in Kamser at 12pm and found the chief at the gate. The chief told them to wait for medical officers to come and take their temperatures. They obeyed.

      The medical then officers came but before they could do anything a police car came and the driver was told to follow them to KMTC Homabay.

      Upon reaching there there were all put into quarantine, claiming the documents were forged.
      The chief by then was nowhere near there. From family source the chief has had some issues with the family and its like he wanted to be paid without actually in saying it openly to them saying. When he realised he was not going to gain he set to the family. Working in cahoot with other security officers, this car KCD2019 was used to cover up for lack of evidence for the first burial that took place on 16/04/2020.

      This is how the driver of KCD290F became the selling story for the the first case of driver for KCL735E.

      There was no test that had been carried out on driver for KCD290F, but the county government and the media gave him the result of the driver for KCL375E and every gullible Kenyan bought this.

      To prove there was ill motive from the chief it reported by the other family members that they were pressured to go on with the burial minus the wives or children. Remember Milton did not die from covid19

      Efforts to correct the Fake News when it broke was met by abuses and mocking. But you got to stand firm if you know facts will back you up.

      FACTS:
      1. There were two burials
      2 burial one: was woman 16/04/2020 ( white coffin)
      3. Burial two: a man Milton Obote 19/04/2020.( Not white coffin)
      4. Those funerals were/are not related
      5. KCD209F dud not carry a coffin
      6. Driver KCD2090 never tested positive.

      When information was passed from county to Governor Awiti who the called CS Mutahi, lot of lies and have truths even the fact that Awaiti was just Nairobi was said but Kenyans said Mutahi kagwe can not lie.

      Back to Kevin the driver KCL375E. When I called him twice he gave his side of the story. 18/04/2020 He said when told he was positive, he was not shown any documentary proof of the same. But he said he accepted his fate. He was then taken to Malela hospital from where he says he has not even taken a Panadol, leave alone any medicine or injection for any illness since he was put in award. No nurse or doctor has visited him since. He he just been having limited contact with those who bring him food.
      He says he is at loss and mental torture since there no government official telling anything. Be he say he will conquer the alleged covid19 positive tag he has been branded. He says when next you here he he recovers know that he was not positive in the first place but it was a set up to prove somone in Homabay is working.

      He says if its not his strong mind, he would have committed suicide from mental torture like the South African lady who was put through the same. But he says his God shall prove those who tagged him positive wrong.

      I have seen many saying Heath CS Mutahi Kagwe and the MOH_Kenya are often right well I can tell you emphatically here without fear that on this Fake Homabay story they were factually wrong on both on 'fake' burials allegations and the driver who was positive! they could even be wrong on Kevin in the fullness of time, but that shall be proven after 14 days( Keep this article).

      Finally wr would want the National govt to verify and counter test result submitted to them via county governments. They should get direct results from KEMRI centres where such tests are done and not from county govt especially the overzealous Nyanza governors. For at this rate one may start to doubt some of those recovering from covid19 more so Nyanza if indeed all of them were positive in the first place.

      Keep safe
      Keep social distance
      Put on a mask

      BUT BACK YOUR REPORTS WITH FACTS; Tame Fake news on Covid19

      ©CaneCutter2020; 20/04/2020

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          george reposted Group Kenya's post

          Why do Somalis thrive in Business?

          I have overheard complaints from businessmen and scholars arguing that the Oria/Somali Muslims are taking over Nairobi CBD. Yes they are.

          Boss how can you compete this people? They are like Indians. They practice socialism and work as a family.

          When was the last time you called your uncle, aunt, cousin or in law? Imagine they call each other daily and work together as your colleagues at work.

          You are waiting to invest from your salary? Well, they don’t wait, they call each other and work in handy. One man is married to 4 wives.

          One wife is selling baby clothes in Eastleigh and in wholesale making Kshs. 8,000 a day. The 2nd wife is selling gas and running a shop in Donholm making Kshs. 5,000 a day.

          The 3rd wife makes people tea and lunch in Eastleigh making a profit of 4,000 a day and the last one is selling men’s and women’s wear in Eastleigh making a profit of Kshs. 10,000 a day.

          How much goes to his account before we include his petrol station in South B or his cloth line in town or slaughtering cows from Moyale at Njiru slaughter house? That is Kshs. 27,000 passing through his account daily let’s say from slaughtering cows, he makes a profit of Kshs. 15,000 a day.

          His total income is Kshs. 42,000 a day. That is Kshs. 1,260,000 passing through his account per month. Banks do check flow in your account per month to advance loans that can open you a restaurant in town.

          Your salary is Kshs. 80,000 and you feel your wife is so fragile to work, so you keep her in the house baby sitting. Every evening you pass through your favorite club, you take two for the road which turns out to be 5-10 bottles before you leave accompanied by friends.

          Your side chick or mpango wa kando is also one Slay Queen of her kind. She does Java and above or Amarula what she sees on adverts but implement when with you. You pay her rent, saloon and clothes while she takes selfies sending you while at work.

          Let’s assume you need a bank loan to put a big business in town, between your account and his account, who will get bank trust with a big capital to put up a significant business?

          Kaka, then you want to rant how this people are money launderers? Please if you can’t make money with your family members like Indians 🇮🇳 and Somalia 🇸🇴 crew are doing.

          Stop complaining, meet your Slay Queens in their restaurants as you narrate to them how this people are faking it. When you are done, come I introduce you to Abdin my neighbor who sells gas and run shops but drive a Land Cruiser TX.

          I respect this people, unless we up our game, they will displace us in our own country then we start another genocide like South Africa 🇿🇦 did or like Donald Trump is fighting to chase people out of USA 🇺🇸.

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            THE GOSSIP HUB reposted Group Kenya's post

            Why do Somalis thrive in Business?

            I have overheard complaints from businessmen and scholars arguing that the Oria/Somali Muslims are taking over Nairobi CBD. Yes they are.

            Boss how can you compete this people? They are like Indians. They practice socialism and work as a family.

            When was the last time you called your uncle, aunt, cousin or in law? Imagine they call each other daily and work together as your colleagues at work.

            You are waiting to invest from your salary? Well, they don’t wait, they call each other and work in handy. One man is married to 4 wives.

            One wife is selling baby clothes in Eastleigh and in wholesale making Kshs. 8,000 a day. The 2nd wife is selling gas and running a shop in Donholm making Kshs. 5,000 a day.

            The 3rd wife makes people tea and lunch in Eastleigh making a profit of 4,000 a day and the last one is selling men’s and women’s wear in Eastleigh making a profit of Kshs. 10,000 a day.

            How much goes to his account before we include his petrol station in South B or his cloth line in town or slaughtering cows from Moyale at Njiru slaughter house? That is Kshs. 27,000 passing through his account daily let’s say from slaughtering cows, he makes a profit of Kshs. 15,000 a day.

            His total income is Kshs. 42,000 a day. That is Kshs. 1,260,000 passing through his account per month. Banks do check flow in your account per month to advance loans that can open you a restaurant in town.

            Your salary is Kshs. 80,000 and you feel your wife is so fragile to work, so you keep her in the house baby sitting. Every evening you pass through your favorite club, you take two for the road which turns out to be 5-10 bottles before you leave accompanied by friends.

            Your side chick or mpango wa kando is also one Slay Queen of her kind. She does Java and above or Amarula what she sees on adverts but implement when with you. You pay her rent, saloon and clothes while she takes selfies sending you while at work.

            Let’s assume you need a bank loan to put a big business in town, between your account and his account, who will get bank trust with a big capital to put up a significant business?

            Kaka, then you want to rant how this people are money launderers? Please if you can’t make money with your family members like Indians 🇮🇳 and Somalia 🇸🇴 crew are doing.

            Stop complaining, meet your Slay Queens in their restaurants as you narrate to them how this people are faking it. When you are done, come I introduce you to Abdin my neighbor who sells gas and run shops but drive a Land Cruiser TX.

            I respect this people, unless we up our game, they will displace us in our own country then we start another genocide like South Africa 🇿🇦 did or like Donald Trump is fighting to chase people out of USA 🇺🇸.

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              Now that tumefukuzwa FB, is there Group Kenya telegram group? 🤔

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