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EAC Cross boarder trade imeanza: Kenyan held over attempt to sell albino friend

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Namtih58, Aug 17, 2010.

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    Namtih58 JF-Expert Member

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    Police in Mwanza, Tanzania, have arrested a Kenyan on allegations of attempting to sell a fellow Kenyan who is an albino.

    According to Tanzanian police, the incident took place at a guest house in Mwanza town.
    Mwanza regional police commander, Mr Simon Siro, who confirmed the developments, said Mr Nathan Mutei,28, allegedly attempted to sell Mr Robinson Mkwama, 20, for Tanzanian Sh400 million. (KSh22m)

    Mr Siro said the two had arrived in Mwanza through illegal routes on August 12 from Kitale in Kenya's Rift Valley Province where Mr Mkwama was working as a hawker. They had no travel documents when they were arrested.

    According the police commandant, Mr Mutei managed to lure Mr Mkwama - who had recently finished Form Four- that he would find him a bus conductor’s job in Mwanza through his contacts, assuring him that the job pays well.

    Mr Siro says the two are longtime friends and have been staying at River Side Hotel in Buzuruga ward, Nyamagana District.

    Police received a tip from Good Samaritans that there was a man selling an albino, he said, explaining: “He was looking for customers from the mining sector believing that they have the money to pay and the secret police posed as customers during their encounter at the hotel at about 4pm (Sunday).”

    People at the hotel told the police that they overheard Mr Mutei telling Mr Mkwama that the boss was about to arrive anytime soon, but in a very discreet manner.

    RPC Siro refused to disclose the whereabouts of Mr Mkwama or whether he will also be charged for entering Tanzania illegally.

    But he insisted that the police are keeping him in a safe place as their key witness in the case.

    Tanzania has witnessed a spate of killings of people with albinism, ostensibly for witchcraft beliefs. Since 2007, there have been an estimated 53 albino killings in Tanzania and 11 in Burundi.

    The killings have forced the government and some international organisations to intervene and take legal action against the killers.



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    Isije ikawa smatta amemuelekeza atumie experience yake ya ukimada.
     
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    Kwanza nasifu polisi ya Mwanaza kwa kufuatilia habari na kumkamata huyu mfanyabiashara wa mtumwa. Ila tu aina hii ya biashara ya watumwa sijasikia tangu siku za Waroma wa Kale. Wakati ule walikuwepo matajiri waliopenda samaki aina ya "moray eel" hasa kama walilihswa nyama ya kibinadamu hivyo walinunua watumwa kwa kusudi la kulisha samaki hao pekee.
    Wafanyabiashara wa watumwa waarabu na wazungu wa baadaye hawakuwa na nia baya kiasi hiki walitafuta wafanyakazi tu....

    Sijui jambo hili - ni utamaduni, ni unyama mtupu - ni nini???
     
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    fikra za watu wengine nyie jamani zinatisha, kabisa unaenda kumpeleka mtu akachinjwe. halafu mbona bei kubwa sana ina maana wanunuzi ni matajiri. Huyu albino kwani analeta utajiri wa kiasi gani kama bei yake ni kubwa hivyo kwa mujibu wa hao waganga. Inasikitisha what humans are capable of.
     
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    Seriously I dont know what kimada means, and I really dont care. Am not in for a fight with you, lets not kill this thread son. Africans have an inherent affinity to shortcuts (no pun intended), we like taking the short route in everything, including making money, be it using supersticious methods (Albinos, Chumaulete etc), counterfeits, robbery, corruption e.t.c. as long as at the end of the day you have money, we dont question the source of it, and this is the reason why our countries are poor. Politicians use their offices to make money illegally, civil servants have officially entrenched corruption in their offices, the public uses any opportunity to make an easy buck, be it by killing or selling another person. Hope the dude pays for what he was trying to do, lock him for life.
     
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    But i remember you telling Abdulhaleem that you would rather die scheming, 'tapeling', than a UPS driver. Isn't that what you come to do in TZ? Today you say this, tommorrow that..u a chemeleon!? Is that a Tanzanian transaction still, didn't you say that, albinism is a Tanzanian problem? I hope you are not in albino business!
     
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    I cant deny, I said that... can you compare what I said with what this dude did, trying to sell another human being is plainly inhuman, I have a heart son. i still stand by my statement though, i'd rather die scheming than receive a pay cheque from UPS as a driver... Thats me, and what i do for a living is non of your business.
     
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    That's what you do, or anything of the sort. As a bonafide citizen of the United Republic, i am duty bound to be concerned with what you do, because you do it in my country...scheming or related is illegal you must be tracked down. You hurt my country and her people!
     
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    A Kenyan who was caught trying to sell his albino friend in Tanzania faces a 17-year jail term.

    Mr Nathan Mutei, 28, who was on Sunday arrested for attempting to sell a man with albinism, also a Kenyan, was on Wednesday arraigned in court and charged on two counts.

    The first count is for trafficking of persons contrary to Section 4(1)g(i) and Section 5 of Anti Trafficking in Persons Act No 6 (2008) of Tanzanian laws.

    The second count against him was on abduction of persons in order to murder, contrary to Section 248 of the Penal Code.

    He pleaded guilty to the charges but denied that he intended to kill him, insisting that all he wanted was money.

    Mwanza Resident Magistrate Court sentenced Mr Mutei to nine years in jail or pay TSh80 million (about Sh4 million) in fine for the first count, and eight years sentence for the second count without fine.

    Tanzanian laws do not allow sentences to run concurrently, therefore, the convict will serve eight years and also pay the fine. If he cannot pay the fine, he will have to serve a combined seventeen-year jail term.

    Appearing afraid, and often trying to avoid the cameras in court, he quietly followed the judgment that was read to him by the Resident Magistrate Angelus Rumisha, which took less than 20 minutes.

    The whole process from the reading of the case to judgment took about one hour, starting at around 2.35pm to 3.40pm.

    Delivering the judgment, the magistrate said Mr Mutei had shamed Tanzania and its people for portraying the country as a market for people with albinism.

    The magistrate disagreed with Mr Mutei, saying that he intended to kill Mr Mkwama because the killing of people with albinism is real in the country and not imaginary.

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    Guess who's talking? Kimada himself now pretending Africans want short cuts ... khe khe kheee you can't blame him his masters taught him and he believes, at leat he knows we know that the EAC is just another case of short cuts imposed by his masters. What a pretender, you will never sway nor deter our resolute to flush out all Nyang'aus/Banyamulenges and the like from our motherland. We will not depend on Nyang'aus to develop our country and hence the long march to economic emancipation.
     
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    Mkuu scheming does not necessarily imply wrong doing case and point, a "Marketing scheme" marketers scheme all the time.

    Tujadili hoja and leave out all the emotive stuff.

    The aim of the post was to show that borders do not curtail behavior only humans. What is an issue in Uganda/Kenya/Tanzania today may be an issue in Burundi/Rwanda/Sudan tomorrow and there is little we can do about that except learn from others and have the necessary machinations ready when such events do occur.
     
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    Nathani Mutei is escorted out of a Butimba court.


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    Nathani Mutei, a Kenyan, is escorted out of court in Mwanza, Tanzania. He was jailed for 17 years for trying to sell an albino to witchdoctors..



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    Ms Damaris Wanjiru Kamau, 52, a Kitale resident who had employed Robinson Simiyu (right), before a friend lured him to Tanzania to sell him off, and Mary Wate, a family friend, celebrate on hearing that Robinson was alive and well and that his friend, Nathan Mutei (centre left), had been jailed over the crime. Mutei, 28, will spend nine years at Butimba prison in Tanzania.



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    Mr Joseph Mwangi, a close friend to Robinson's displays a number Robinson used to alert them of his whereabouts and his predicament in Tanzania. Before leaving his employer, Robinson had said that Nathan had promised to get him a job as a truck loader.
     
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    Robinson Mkwama, the Kitale watchman who was to be sold in Tanzania.
     
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    Jamaa alikuwa anataka kazi ya U- turn boy tu. Hivi Kenya pamoja na kuwa wamesoma sana kadiri tunavyoaminishwa hapa na Kimada et al wameshindwa kutoa kazi kama hizi kule kwao?
     
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    Let the law takes it's course. 17 years only? how about 25 to life. That man Nathan is the devils incarnate and when he comes out he most probably will want to do the same thing over again. Sending a fellow human being to slaughter? He is in the ranks with the serial killer.
    What is the world coming to? Between the blood drinking serial killers and Albino sellers no one is safe.
     
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    You are now talking. Hope the dude pays for what he was trying to do, lock him for life. He deserve the verdict and others may learn from the judgement . Mungu ibariki Africa.
     
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