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Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by kichwamaji, Apr 17, 2008.

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    kichwamaji JF-Expert Member

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    Intelligence Officer In Media Attack Scam In Tanzania


    An officer with the Tanzania Intelligence Service (TIS) in Dar es Salaam is being held in connection with the assault on editors at a weekly tabloid Mwanahalisi on 5th January this year but the police would not reveal his real identity.

    Fifteen days of independent investigations in the port city of Dar es Salaam have confirmed Ferdinand Mwenda (alias Ferdinand Msepa alias Fredy), recently joined to a list of six alleged conspirators and attackers on editors at Mwanahalisi weekly tabloid, is a TIS employee.

    The police, in a case that comes up for yet another mention today (Monday 14th April 2008), have identified him as a "businessman in Dar es Salaam." But authoritative sources within the police force have it that the young man in his thirties is a middle cadre officer with TIS.

    On 5th January this year, at around 08.30 East African time, three young men stormed the offices of Mwanahalisi newspaper. At work were the publisher of the paper, Mr. Saidi Kubenea and a prominent journalist, Mr. Ndimara Tegambwage who has been providing consulting services to a two-year-old newspaper for at least seven months now.

    The TIS officer, first arrested on second day after the incident and released almost immediately, only to be re-arrested weeks later, is an alleged architect of the assault in which Mr. Tegambwage sustained a deep cut by a machete on the nape well close to his right ear while Mr. Kubenea had his eyes spilled with unidentified chemical stuff which inflamed them and immediately impaired his sight.


    Police, suspects vs TIS

    The arrest of a TIS-officer has been a real issue within the police force. While authority at TIS would not wish to have the man's identity revealed, other suspects are said to have been complaining about their mentor remaining free as they stayed behind bars at a Dar es Salaam remand prison.

    Fear to reveal the identity of the alleged architect of the assault stems from Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete's visit to victims at the Muhimbili National Hospital in the port city within hours of the attack. The biggest question intelligence officers have been asking themselves is, "How will the president feel if he knows the men he visited at the hospital were victims of the dirty work of one of his men?" TIS is a coercive institution enjoying big budgets for secretive operations under the president. It has often been accused of misinformation, deliberate distortion, and torture and excessive, unaccounted for expenditures – funds most of it sunk into personal projects of luxurious nature.

    And, it is yet to be known, who sent the TIS officer to attack a media outlet and journalists and how much was promised and, or received in advance for the execution of the task.

    Unconfirmed reports have it that the planner of the attack was given cash money Tanzania shillings four (4) million as advance for seducing and recruiting would-be perpetrators to whom he introduced himself merely as Fredy – a businessman.

    Paramour caveat

    Reports have it that "Fredy" told his recruits that he was working at Azania, a food production firm in Dar es Salaam and that he wanted them to help him "do away with Mr. Kubenea" who he alleged was a paramour to his wife. While police investigations have found there was one Fredy at Azania and took his statement, they have remained convinced it was not the one the driver of suspects identified, and therefore did not call for an identification parade. They insisted Fredy in their hands be produced in court which they did almost in defiance of TIS and at least over two months since the arrest of others.

    Informants have told this investigator in Dar es Salaam that there were serious efforts to have bail for all suspects so that Fredy could meet "his men" and plan how to argue their case, their earlier statements at police stations notwithstanding. This is meant, so to speak, to clear TIS of the scam by completely dissociating Fredy with TIS and possibly

    clear the president of grave embarrassment. This however depends on whether the police and intelligence authorities have clinched an agreement. As of now all the alleged persons have been granted bail.

    University student

    It is understood that Fredy and his wife have since vacated the structure at which they were putting-up, at Tegeta, off Bagamoyo Road and are now staying with in-laws at Temeke. Further reports say the man has worked as an official of TIS in Temeke administrative district before his transfer to Kinonduni district, all in Dar es Salaam. His wife is said to be a nurse at a TIS dispensary at Kijitunyama in the city.

    Other reports have it that the alleged architect of attack on an upcoming weekly is a registered student at the sociology department of the University of Dar es Salaam. However, it has not been possible to establish complicity of three other men whose names are frequently mentioned in interviews. These are Maneno, David and Mwamba whose other names and identity have not been established and the police remain silent on the suspects.

    All said and done, and the police having established that there was no "love affair" involved in the attack on the media outlet, one question remains unanswered: Who must have paid Fredy for the assault?

    Most observers in Dar es Salaam find the attack to be politically motivated. Mwanahalisi has, in the past 10 months, been known for its fraternity with truth and openness. It has been very hard on corruption, mismanagement and bad governance. It has openly named those caught in the web and has doggedly refused to back down. While it has not been the initiator of many down-to-earth expose, it has dug such stories beyond the ordinary, to the surprise of almost everyone and drugged them to the dead end.

    That has earned the paper cumulative unfriendliness and bitter resentment, mostly from politicians whose positions and fame have been subjected to exposure and public scrutiny; and thereby eroded them irreparably. Sources suggest that that group could be central to enmity and consequent mentoring of attacks on media and its personnel.

    Caught in "crossfire"

    One source in Dar es Salaam wanted me to believe that Mr. Tegambwage was "probably not the target as he does not own the paper but goes there on an on-and-off-basis as consultant as he does with other media outlets." But he quickly added, "That man is gifted; his style of writing is indeed compelling; his brilliant arguments send out messages that percolates both the bones and brains. Some people may not wish to see him plant ‘seeds of defiance' as he has contact with many media houses."

    Distant sources suggest that the attack on Mwanahalisi was planned in a "kind of network" that went beyond the city of Dar es Salaam. Intimidatory statements made public by Mr. Kubenea at a press conference in Dar es Salaam, according to press reports, have been made by persons from all over the country, possibly orchestrated to make life difficult for the publisher of Mwanahalisi and his staff.

    A good number of "big" politicians have so far been linked to the attack. Journalists in the port city say it is too early to make public names of those mentioned behind the curtain until the case starts and lawyers dig deep into statements made by Fredy and other suspects. But sources say Fredy hails from the same area as that of one politician's wife; and were recruited at a meeting held at a bar owned by brother in law of the politician at a suburban bar in Dar es Salaam.

    Unavoidable embarrassment

    The recruitment of a TIS officer into a scum of this nature has a lot to tell on how the secret services of the organ under the president can be misused. And lives of the two victims of attack, and any other vocal journalists, remain in peril.

    However, it requires pressure – both internal and external – to expose the role of TIS in the attack of a media outlet. However, the embarrassment of the president remains unavoidable. Proceedings in court can now provide the best forum at which exposure could be done without stint. Will the police be bold enough to identify the TIS official? What about the political big gun that recruited him: Will he let his agent be exposed, and at his detriment?

    Source: Information Afrika
     
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    Mwafrika wa Kike JF-Expert Member

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    Mhh Kichwamaji,

    Una weblink ya hii story?
     
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    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    where is shy...? he need to explain this.
     
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    Obe JF-Expert Member

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    Hii kali

    Habari ya kweli huanza kama uzushi, ukipuuzia basi hutopata ukweli na utaumia
     
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    Kitila Mkumbo Verified User

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    You never, he could be part of "them" rather than "us"; the ambiquity evident in his postings in this forum would point him more to the former than the latter.
     
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    Mwafrika wa Kike JF-Expert Member

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    Shy is more of "them" than "us".
     
  7. Nemesis

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    please shy come and speak, tuhuma zisipojibiwa vizuri hugeuka na kuwa ukweli.
     
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    Shy JF-Expert Member

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    Nijibu Nini ? Naomba Ufafanuzi
     
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    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    Najua una inside info za mambo haya ya security.. uliandika mahali fulani kubeza suala zima la Kubenea; sasa nilitaka kusikia maoni yako yanaendaje kuhusu ripoti hii. Huwa una insight fulani zinazoelewesha umma kuhusu mambo fulani fulani na hapa your contribution utakuwa na thamani sana..
     
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    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    jamani sijui kama nimemtuhumu shy au kumshutumu kwa lolote. You are reading too much. Nimemuomba aje aexplain hii ripoti... thats all.
     
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    Kwa Sasa Siwezi Sema Chochote Wacha Vyombo Huru Vifanye Kazi Zake , Mimi Nikiongea Nitaonekana Mchonganishi Na Kwa Kweli Sina Amri Ya Kusema Chochote Toka Kileleni
     
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    Mkuu Mwanakijiji, hujamtuhumu shy. Ila maneno ya Mwafrika wa Kike na Kitila Mkumbo yamenifanya niite tuhuma.
     
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    Mwafrika wa Kike JF-Expert Member

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    Mimi nasimama na nilichosema hapa kuwa Shy is a snitch. Kama huamini soma yale aliyoandika wakati waandishi wa mwanahalisi wametishiwa kuuwawa. Au soma kile alichoandika ile siku ya huzuni ambapo vijana wadogo Mike na Max walikamatwa na polisi.

    Bonge la snitch anayejipendekeza kwa vyombo vya usalama. Shy ni mtu wa kuogopwa kama ukoma.
     
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    Madela Wa- Madilu JF-Expert Member

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    Watu kama shy ni msaada kwetu kutambua jambo moja muhimu kwamba siku zote mbweha watakuwepo ndani ya kundi la kondoo wakiwa na kazi moja tu kutafuna na kuharibu.
    Mara yuko kwenye tope mara yuko kwenye maji yakimshinda anarukia nchikavu.
     
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    Mkuu Shy,

    Hili jibu lako limekaa ki-chenge chenge. Hoja hujibiwa kwa hoja. Kwa kuwa wewe una inside information nilitegemea ungezungumza something credible on your part. Umeombwa utoe maelezo, lakini wewe unaanza kuzungusha maneno. Hii kiharaka-haraka inanipa jibu kwamba unauvua usemi wako ulioutoa hapo awali.
     
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    Mama JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani Kada mpinzani kasafiri? nammiss kweli kweli
     
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    MwanaHaki JF-Expert Member

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    Mwe! :) :) :)
     
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    IsayaMwita JF-Expert Member

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    Toa ufafanuzi juu la hoja yako , this is our country and we don't want kuharibu nchi yetu kwa mikono yetu wenyewe
     
  19. Mzee Mwanakijiji

    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    Kichwamaji, najua na wewe unaweza kulitolea maoni hili kwa sababu ya habari za ndani... unalichukuliaje hili?
     
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    Kama Operative/agent(s) wa "TIS" wako lousy namna hii je hao mabosi wao watakuwa vipi?
     
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