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Infighting among top KQ managers as DCI requests procurement, financial statements – Weekly Citizen

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Panic has gripped Kenya Airways after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) started probe into procurement and Finance offices.

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In procurement, the investigations, has to do the award of maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engineers.

In a letter dated September 2, 2019, Head of the DCI’s Banking Fraud Investigations Unit Abdullah Komesha requests KQ Managing director Sebastian Mikoz to avail various documents to help probe in the mutli-billion shilling fraud.

With Mikoz set to retire at the end of the year, infighting has rocked KQ as top managers openly fight with some even becoming whistle blowers to avoid arrest and play it safe.

Already a dossier on the current KQ subsidiary CEO and MD Jumbojet Allan Kilavuka including sexual exploits with air hostess are being exposed.He took over from Willem Hondius.Kilavuka boasts as already set to replace Mikoz.

Komesha requests KQ Managing director Sebastian Mikoz to avail various documents to help probe in the multi-billion shillings fraud.

Komesha wants documents in relation to the airline procurement Guidelines since the year 2015 and the financial payments.

DCI want list of all pre-qualified suppliers between 2015 and 2018 including tender documents by potential bidders.

KQ MD Sebastian

Document in our possession by anti-banking fraud to KQ MD, indicates also required is information of the procurement and tender committee and that of the technical and commercial evaluation committees for the financial years 2017/18 and 2018/2019.

Insiders say, DCI are more concerned with reports of the airline technical evaluation and financial sourcing reports that have seen those in charge mint millions.

Probe wants also to establish the current composition of KQ board members, management structure and its members.

Those on the DCI radar include current and former top managers.

Allan Kivaluka

Former CEO Titus Naikuni, Ex- Finance Director Alex Wainaina Mbugua.Others are Brian Mbuti former in charge of in-flight and Jet fuel procurement.

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Mbuti,together with Christopher Oanda then running airlines supply and chain department for nine years were among  the cartel that looted the airline.Ex- finance Chief Dick Muriani and the face that replaced him Hellen Mwariri are cornered.Also on the list are Cathrine Miran ex-head of Internal audit, Lucy Muhiu who served as head of employees relations and Kelvin Kinyanjui  who was information systems director.

Judith Ochieng who took over from Mbuti is also marked.

Mbugua through corrupt deals meant to bring down KQ to its knees is said to have bought 14 very high end properties in Johannesburg with 6 of the properties being located in the affluent Sandton area.

Four offshore companies, Twiga, Amboseli, Jetspace and Samburu were used.They pushed KQ to approach Boeing and Embraer to deliver the same after the players without investing a single cent got KQ LPOs and managed to use the same to get loans from Afro-Exim Services.

By then KQ fleet, the Embraer E170 series were being phased and replaced by the E190s. Key playersin the deal were powerful faces in Uhuru Kenyatta Office of the President said to own the 5Y-KYR, KYS and KYT. Another 10 aircrafts with registrations 5Y-FFA to FFJ are said to be owned by the Kenyatta family which earns them more than $500,000.

Illegal withdrawals in KQ reserve accounts in London have also been experienced.

Some of the areas which have been used to get money out of KQ include the outsourcing of various services like training, hotel and catering as well as importation of everything including toothpicks. Take the renovation of the IOCC building which is next to the Presidential Lounge at JKIA. Renovation work were so expensive and KQ ended up importing even pens, water dispensers and seats to spruce up the Engineer’s working area while what was imported could have been acquired cheaply locally.

Staff using the IOCC (International Operations Control Centre) wondered why KQ had to import water dispensers from Germany while they could get the same locally.

There was a time KQ spent an average of Ksh 1.5million on each and every staff member on useless trainings which did not benefit the said staff members in any way. The training was compulsory and those who failed to attend were sent on compulsory leave until they took up the training at the KQ Pride Centre.

KQ MD Sebastian

One company which benefited most from the uncontrolled KQ outsourcing is the STOIC tracking. The company installed vehicle tracking and fleet management system in KQ vehicles being used on the tarmac to control speed. The speed limit is 25 Km/h. The company was being paid Ksh 4 million per month from 2005/2006 financial year to Dec 2014 when KQ decided to stop the service having realized that it didn’t prevent the staff from exceeding the speed limit on the airport tarmac

 

 

 

 

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Professional mourners,pickpockets invade Moi funeral service at parliament – Weekly Citizen

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Professional mourners and pickpockets are having a field day as thousands of Kenyans present themselves at the parliament grounds to view the body of the late retired President Daniel Moi.

The heavy presence of professional mourners, pickpockets is expected to be a security concerns for the next three days and would probably climax on Tuesday when the body would be taken to Nyayo stadium, the venue of the National Memorial Service.

Thousands of Kenyans on Saturday morning formed long queues along the City Hall Way waiting to enter Parliament grounds to view the body.

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Mzee Moi  body was ferried to Parliament grounds on a military truck with his casket was draped with the Kenyan flag as it made its way from the Lee Funeral Home to through Valley Road.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta made their way to Parliament at around 10:20am and were the first people to view the body.

The Deputy President and other dignitaries also got a chance to view the body before members of the public were allowed to proceed.

 

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Kisumu bodas call for demos against Governor Nyong’o – Weekly Citizen

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A section of boda boda operators in Kisumu county has vowed to vote against Kisumu governor Anyang’ Nyong’o come 2022 should he defend his seat.

The riders have lambasted the governor of not living to his promise of not taxing them as one of his campaign pledges in 2017 when he was seeking to wrestle the seat from then Governor Jack Ranguma.

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They are now planning a demonstration on February 14 as his Valentine’s gift. They have invited Senator Fred Outa to grace the occasion.

Nyong’o during his campaign trails told the boda b oda operators on several occasions that he was not for introducing any tax to them or evicting them from Kisumu central business district as claimed by a section of Nyong’o’s, opponents who were equally campaigning on a platform that if elected as governor, he would drive the boda boda away from the city center.

Nyong’o even coined a song titled “Jamriambo” meaning a liar, while telling the public that those opponents propagating that he would chase away the boda boda operators from the CBD were liars who had nothing to offer for the electorates.

Addressing the press in Kisumu to register their predicament over the move by the county government to tax them Sh500 every month per boda boda operator, they said the county government is not offering them any tangible service that warrants it to charge tax.

The operators claim that they have just been victims of circumstances and have been caught between the political storm pitting the governor and some Kisumu county political leaders on the other.

They claim that after the Kisumu county women representative Rosa Buyu came up with a project to help the boda boda riders uplift their livelihoods by providing them with motorbikes while only paying Sh25,000 and the boda boda rider was to pay Sh300 daily and in the end after making the entire payment would later possess the motorbike for good.

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This move is said to have made the governor panic thinking that this was a ploy to score politically by those whom had fallen out with him politically in what was known as Team Kali which was his campaign team ahead of 2017 general election.

It is against this that the governor is said to have crafted ways of wanting to tax the boda boda operators with an aim of chasing them from the CBD should they fail to comply with the law.

A number of Team Kali campaigners who stuck with the governor and are now out and they include Outa who is the governor’s mentor turned tormentor, former chief of staff Ouya Kalausi among others.

They disagreed with Nyong’o after he was accused of mismanaging the county affairs where Senator Outa during the funeral service of the six youths from Nyando who were brutally murdered in Bumala in Busia county in November last year told the governor to his face that he was sleeping on the job while cartels were plundering the county coffers dry with impunity.

The boda boda operators have vowed to teach the governor a lesson come elections where he is expected to defend his seat.

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Kisumu bar owners furious over KBL faulty beer coolers – Weekly Citizen

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Bar owners in Kisumu and its environs now plot a boycott against Kenya Breweries Limited products over what they term as poor customer service that has seen faulty fridges dumped in the region.
Some of the bar owners while narrating their ordeal to Weekly Citizen pointed that most fridges supplied in the region are faulty and rarely operates for two months before breaking down after each repair service.
They noted that the development had impacted negatively on sales as most customers prefer cold beer.
A spot check by our under cover team in Kisumu revealed that KBL fridges in most entertainment joints at the Lakeside city have been abandoned and empty.
Kenya Breweries Limited competitors are said to be harvesting bountifully from the fridge crisis that has hit Kisumu as a number of customers rapidly shift their loyalty to other brands Sierra, Heinken, among others from the neighbouring Ugansda served in modern reliable fridges.

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Similarly, management of once top joints in the City, Club Barcadia and Janam had bitterly complained following an awful experience with KBL fridges before they respectively closed doors.
However independent investigations point that the experience could be a result of what’s suspected to be a questionable deal between crook officials within KBL and local contractors responsible for repair of fridges in the region.
The bar owners have demanded immediate intervention from the company’s top management intervention to arrest the matter before it spiraled out of control.

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