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Fisadi Kenya Kukosa Visa ya U.S. Maisha!...who is he?

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Shadow, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Shadow

    Shadow JF-Expert Member

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    US: Kenya has not done enough to stop corruption

    The Associated Press

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009

    NAIROBI, Kenya: Kenya's coalition government has not done enough to end rampant graft, the U.S. ambassador said Tuesday.

    Ambassador Michael Ranneberger said a Kenyan figure is being permanently banned from the United States due to "engagement in official corruption" but said he could not name the figure or provide further details due to privacy laws.

    "There has not been sufficient action by the coalition government," Ranneberger said. "We are continuing to monitor the situation in Kenya, including collecting information on acts of corruption engaged in by public officials."

    Kenya formed a coalition government last year between the governing party and the opposition following a flawed election that sparked violence that killed more than 1,000 people.

    The coalition managed to stop the bloodshed, but observers say it has not done enough to address the causes of the violence or to root out corruption.

    US: Kenya has not done enough to stop corruption - International Herald Tribune
     
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    Biwott?
     
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    Murungaru?
     
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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Kibaki and his close associates???
     
  5. Shadow

    Shadow JF-Expert Member

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    What about Ruto... the one who bought all Kenyans maize and sold it to Southern Sudan for Profit.
     
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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Yaani wanadamu tuna roho mbaya!!!!

    Yaani tuko radhi wenzetu wafe ili kushibisha tumbo letu!

    Yaani kama Kima angekuwa na uwezo..basi ningempa siku 30 tu aiongoze Tz au Kenya halafu tupime matokeo!

    Hivi kwa nini siisi wanadamu Afrika tuna roho mbaya hivi?
     
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    ‘Corrupt’ minister permanently banned from travelling to US


    America has started implementing its tough rules on corruption by slapping a permanent travel ban on an unnamed Cabinet Minister.

    The stern message delivered by US Ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger announced the visa order warned: "Those engaged in corruption must be held accountable. This proclamation is only one tool at our disposal."

    Citing the US Presidential Proclamation 7750, the Government reserves the right to suspend entry into the US of any non-American "engaged in or benefiting from official corruption."

    Speculation zeroed-in on two officials recently linked to scandals in their ministries as callers searched for the identity of the culprit.

    "We want to see decisive and bold action on corruption to restore credibility of Government," Ranneberger said.

    The move appeared to be the implementation of part of President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech warning: "...to those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history."

    13th casualty

    The official becomes the 13th casualty of a visa ban slapped by the US embassy permanently barring them from setting foot in America.

    A similar ban will be extended to his family and relatives, as the embassy starts cracking the whip on what was termed intolerable corruption and abetting impunity.

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    US Ambassador Michael Ranneberger addresses journalists at his residence in Nairobi, on Tuesday. He announced a Visa ban on a Cabinet minister for involvement in corruption.

    Worse still, the European Union may invoke the same visa rules on corrupt Government officers as a deterrent to corruption and impunity.

    "I cannot name the official because the US laws do not permit that. It is standard practice all over the World to protect the privacy of individuals," Ranneberger said.

    The officer is accused of abetting official corruption.

    His case was decided after comprehensive investigation linking him to corruption and impunity.

    Standing by Kenyans

    "The US is keen on reform agenda and the action demonstrates its commitment to stand by the side of Kenyan people to end culture of impunity."

    Yesterday, several Cabinet Ministers and senior Government officials called seeking information on the identity of the official.

    "Visa bans have worked before. During the violence period, the visa threat and ban slapped on individuals prompted hardliners to call the embassy proposing peace formulas," Ranneberger said.

    "The US has added another name to the list of those permanently barred ineligible to enter US due to engagement in official corruption," the envoy announced.

    The visa ban coincides with reports of massive corruption within the maize and oil sectors.

    Last week, Transparency International ranked Kenya one of the most corrupt countries in the world comparing it to the least scoring nations.

    However, the ambassador denied there was a link between the maize scandal and hurdles faced by importers of US maize into the country.

    The Standard | Online Edition :: ‘Corrupt’ minister permanently banned from travelling to US
     
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    Shadow,

    Ruto hayumo mkuu mwenzangu.
    According to the Amb. Michael Ranneberger hii ban haihusiani
    na skendo za Mahindi bali ni ufisadi wa jamaa za Rais Kibaki.
    Ngoja nikapekue makabrasha kisha nije na identity ya huyu mtu.
     
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    Hayo yawepo pia kwa mafisadi wa TZ.
     
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    Yes and they should start with the Mkapa family
     
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    Kenya in the dark over US travel ban


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    Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetangula said the Kenya Government was not consulted before the decision on the ban was made

    By NATION Team Posted Wednesday, March 18 2009 at 21:19

    The Kenya Government is yet to receive an explanation from the United States over the travel ban slapped on a Cabinet minister.

    Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetang’ula said the government was not consulted before the decision was made and only read of the travel ban in the media after it had been announced by its envoy, Mr Michael Ranneberger.

    Mr Wetang’ula spoke as it emerged that the US embassy in Nairobi had notified the affected minister of the visa ban that also relates to travels by his spouse and children.

    Bilateral relations

    “They have the right to allow or disallow anybody from entering their country. We however require a brief because bilateral relations go beyond the personality of the minister,” he said in his office. He said the government was in the dark over the minister in question is and could not therefore engage in speculations.

    On Tuesday, Mr Ranneberger announced the ban on the minister but refused to disclose the identity of the official, citing US privacy laws.

    However he hinted that the affected minister had been involved in corruption for a long time and was also a suspect in the violence that hit the country after the 2007 elections.

    The envoy said the decision was meant to jolt the government to take action against rising cases of corruption and apparent inaction against key people suspected to be the architects of the post election violence in which more than 1,333 were killed. “It (government) has got to start taking action against impunity because we are concerned about it,” he said.

    On Wednesday, Cabinet ministers Martha Karua and Mutula Kilonzo welcomed the travel ban and urged the US government to take more drastic steps that will assist end corruption.

    Ms Karua, the Justice minister, said similar steps should be taken against those who have stashed money in the US. “Every country reserves the right as to who they can or cannot admit. However, I wish it was done on broader basis so that those who have stashed money in US banks do not get a chance to go and enjoy it,” said Ms Karua.

    Mr Kilonzo, the Nairobi Metropolitan Development minister, urged the US to convince her allies in the West to take similar steps against official corruption.

    The EU delegation in Nairobi declined to comment on the matter. Czech Republic ambassador Margarita Fuchsova, the holder of the EU presidency, said: “All EU member states must have a common concern over the matter. Maybe we shall meet to discuss it in our next meeting but as for now I cannot comment.”

    German ambassador Walter Lindner described the travel ban as purely an “American issue” but stated that Berlin supported the need to tackle corruption and bring to an end impunity.

    Reports by Bernard Namunane, Kenneth Ogosia and Henry Owuor

    DAILY NATION - Kenya in the dark over US travel ban
     
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    Thats a good thing, atleast they are assisting us fight the vice, they should extend their bans to other African countries and leaders..(read Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania..no pun intended).
     
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    EU should do the same ban all corrupt African legislators.
     
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    Hii ni tetesi.Ukweli baadae...

    Identity of Visa-Ban Minister Revealed


    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    Kumekucha can confirm today that the cabinet minister who received a visa ban from the Americans earlier this week is agriculture minister, William Ruto.

    For Kenyans still thinking in terms of ODM and PNU, this clearly underlines the fact that corruption has no party or tribal boundaries, the cancer eat our society right across the board.

    My information tells me that the minister is “very upset” over the news more so because there are indications that his family members and business associates will also be affected.

    Clearly the Americans launched an FBI investigation into William Ruto and the findings sealed Ruto’s fate. It is sad that the contents of that investigation are secret because it would have been of great interest to long-suffering Kenyans. It is also important to note that this is the first visa ban to happen under President Barrack Obama’s watch.

    William Ruto: Contents of FBI investigation on him would be of great interest to Kenyans

    Many Kenyans will be grateful that even after beating a censure motion against him, Ruto was not able to stop this latest development which means that foreign travel will be an extremely difficult if not impossible prospect for him.

    The first big question this raises is whether Mr Ruto is capable of continuing to carry his duties effectively as agriculture minister at a time when this particular docket is so critical to Kenyans that it is a matter of life and death. For example he cannot attend any major Agicultural conference in the United States. Agriculture experts will tell you that the most important conferences and gatherings on the subject usually take place in the US. In fact what is bound to happen is that other countries mostly in Europe are bound to follow the US lead and slap visa bans on Ruto.
     
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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Kama ni Rutto,

    It is sad! Je nani tumwamini? If it was in Tz basi angelazimishwa na JK na CCM na Bunge kujiuzulu..but not in Kenya!

    Msitu mpya Yaani Nyani ni Wale Wale!
     
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    Lini CCM na JK wamemlazimisha anyone kujiuzulu? Last time I looked Chenge was still leader of Kamati ya Maadili katika CCM.
     
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    Hio comment imenifurahisha kweli!
     
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    Mwengine aliyenyimwa viza huyu hapa.Alikua na 'power za nguvu'
    wakati Moi alipokua mamlakani na kwa sasa bado ana-connection na
    wakuu ndani ya serikali ya Kibaki.


    US reveals why Kulei was slapped with a travel ban​


    By NATION Reporter

    Wednesday, March 25 2009 at 20:59

    The United States has revealed why it imposed a travel ban on Kenyan businessman Joshua Kulei.

    US ambassador Michael Ranneberger on Wednesday said the decision was prompted by his close links to key leaders in the Grand Coalition Government, which stands accused of impunity and corruption.

    Close ties

    Though the former private secretary to retired president Daniel arap Moi is not a government official, Mr Ranneberger said his close ties with holders of high political office will prod the coalition government to act on corruption and impunity.

    “Joshua Kulei is connected to an awful lot of people in high office. That is why we added him to the list of those permanently ineligible to enter the US,” he said.

    Questions have arisen as to the effect of the ban when the latest person to be affected is not in government. Making the announcement last Monday, the US envoy said the decision had been arrived at in a bid to fight corruption.

    Mr Ranneberger said the travel ban was meant to nudge the government into taking action against corrupt officials.

    On Wednesday, he said while the US was aware that the businessman was not in government, his connections in high places was the crucial point. “We know Joshua Kulei is not in government but he is highly connected,” he said.

    Mr Kulei has interests in various industries and was close to ODM in the 2007 campaigns.

    Mr Ranneberger said he named Mr Kulei, contrary to US laws on privacy, during a TV talkshow because he had been asked a direct question. “We can only name when we are asked a direct question. I only confirmed the name when I was asked,” he said.

    DAILY NATION*- US reveals why Kulei was slapped with a travel ban
     
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    Name them and shame them. Yes!
    Guess what though, that is not enough to deter this fisadis, they will just go on like nothing happened.
    Like someone mentioned above about resigning!!! hrmph...since when did any Kenyan of authority/Ministers and kadhalika resign because of a scandal?
    That's like trying to bleed a rock. Impunity and Arrogance.
     
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    This is what baffles me, why is it possible for an American embassy in Kenya to ban corrupt individuals from enterring the U.S. and yet in Tanzania we know so many corrupt individals who travel freely to the U.S.and Europe? Can the American embassy in Tanzania and the European Union please follow the examples set by your colleagues in Nairobi!! Please help us crack this whip on these individuals; they are killing us while they have blackmailed and crippled our government to submission.
     
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