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Tanzania denies President bribe claims in U.S cable

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Kinyungu, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Kinyungu

    Kinyungu JF-Expert Member

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    Mkurugenzi wa Mawasiliano Ikulu Bw. Salva Rweyemamu amekanusha vikali taarifa za Mtandao wa Wikileaks zinazodai kuwa Rais wa JMT Mh. Kikwete alinunuliwa suti tano huko London na aliyekuwa mmiliki wa hotel ya Kilimanjaro Kempinski.

    Bw. Rweyemamu amedai taarifa hizo za Wikileaks ni za uongo na upotoshaji mkubwa na zinazomdhalilisha Rais wa JMT na akasema mwenye ushahidi wa tuhuma hizo aupeleke Ikulu!

    Source: Chanel ten

    Kazi ni kwenu watz!

    NOTE: Thread inayoonyesha kilichoandikwa na WikiLeaks ni hii hapa - http://www.jamiiforums.com/jukwaa-la-siasa/167075-wikileaks-release-on-tanzania-tanzania%3B-august-2011-a.html

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    By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala


    DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Tanzania's presidency on Monday slammed allegations in a U.S. cable that President Jakaya Kikwete accepted gifts from an investor who also donated $1 million to the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party.

    A February 2006 U.S. cable published by WikiLeaks said Ali Albwardy, owner of a leading hotel chain in the east African country, flew the Tanzanian leader to London on a shopping trip and bought designer suits for the president.

    "President Kikwete has accepted gifts (bribes) from the owner of the Kempinski Hotel chain's Tanzanian properties, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates," the cable reported.

    "Albwardy had recently flown Kikwete to London for a subsidised shopping expedition. Among other things, on that trip Ali Albwardy bought Kikwete five Savile Row suits. He had also recently made a $1 million cash contribution to the CCM (which is a legal contribution under current Tanzanian law)."

    Albwardy could not be reached for comment.

    Kempinski recently ended its operations in Tanzania, with Albwardy's Kilimanjaro Hotel in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam being managed by Hyatt Hotels since August 1.

    A spokesman for the president's office said Kikwete had never accepted gifts from any investor and denied that CCM was given a $1 million contribution.

    "This cable is as untruthful as it is outrageous. It is full of lies and innuendoes seeking to tarnish the good image and name of the president," Salva Rweyemamu, director of presidential communications, told a news conference on Monday.

    "We would like to state categorically that there has never been a time when the president received gifts from Ali Albwardy," Rweyemamu said.
    "LITTLE GIFTS"

    The U.S. cable comes at a sensitive time for the ruling party as it faces potential political fallout from graft allegations against some other senior members, including a former prime minister.

    In May, donor countries slashed funding pledges for Tanzania's 2011/12 budget, citing concerns about corruption and the slow pace of reforms.

    Some Tanzanian members of parliament recently voiced their displeasure at ongoing talks between the government and the UAE investor on handing over a building occupied by the court of appeal to the Kilimanjaro hotel for an expansion project.

    Albwardy owns three hotels in Tanzania -- the Kilimanjaro Hotel, a beach hotel in Zanzibar and a lodge in the Serengeti national park -- through the company Albwardy Investment.

    The Kilimanjaro Hotel was the country's flagship state-owned hotel until it was sold to Albwardy in 2002, under the previous CCM administration. Kikwete came to power in 2005.

    The leaked files show the former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, Michael Retzer, was given the allegation about the presidential gifts by a former director of the Kilimanjaro Hotel.

    "Kikwete probably believes there is no harm in taking these 'little gifts' to do what he would have been inclined to do anyway. That said, they are what they are: bribes," the U.S. cable stated.

    Rweyemamu said the former director quoted in the U.S. embassy cable as the source of the information had sent an email to the Tanzanian government dismissing the report as "absolutely not true and a complete load of rubbish".

    Rweyemamu also said the Tanzanian president blocked plans by the UAE investor to build another hotel at the Ngorongoro crater due to environmental concerns.

    "If the president indeed received such generous gifts from Albwardy, how could he have rejected the Ngorongoro project?" He said.

    (Editing by David Clarke)


    Source: Tanzania denies president bribe claims in U.S. cable | News by Country | Reuters
     
  2. Mwanamayu

    Mwanamayu JF-Expert Member

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    Mbona yule wa mapank alisema arudi kutoa ushahid wakagwaya, WikiLeaks inatoa vitu vya kweli bwana. Nafikiri ingekuwa vizuri Salva angetuambia idadi za suti design ya huko UK alizonazo JK na alizinunua nyakati zipi na kutoka maduka yapi katika miji ipi duniani? Kwa kufanya hivi nafiri ukanushaji ungekuwa wa kiuhakika!
     
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    Na hiyo wikileaks naona ishakuwa weakLink sasa.
     
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    kuna aibu zingine ni aibu hata kuzungumzia

    this tells how they think of us also
     
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    hata wamarekani wanakubaliana na wikileak wanaikubali isipokuwa wanalaani kuwa inawapazia. Iweje wewe salva umapinga
     
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    bora wangekaa kimya ibaki ilivyo! This is very cheap Salva! Hata mm naona aibu kwa habari hii kumgusa mkuu wetu.iwe kweli au uongo bora wasijibie hili.
     
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    Watu kama Salva wanatuona Watz ni kama mapunguani tunaowaza kwa masaburi ndio maana hawaoni aibu kutoa taarifa zao za kifedhuli mbele yetu.
     
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    salva bwana!!!....
     
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    Ni kitu gani ikulu wamewahi kukubali?
     
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    Wiki leaks hawawezi kusema uongo.,hiyo kashfa ya kununuliwa suti j.k alipokuwa waziri itakuwa ya ukweli.
     
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    Sio kila kitu kilichoandikwa kwenye wikileaks ni sahihi.
     
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    1000 for an event in one of the "guestrooms".. mbona imekaa kama matusi sasa?
     
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    How much is you? Wake na vimwana wote wa Jakaya unawajua?
     
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    hahahahaaa! Tuache utani bana, kashfa ya kuhongwa sarawili ni mbaya bana!
    Haijalishi!
    Lakini Salva hajakanusha mkulu kulipiwa ''his private events in the hotel''
     
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    Kwani vingapi wamarekani wamevitengeneza na wanajitia kuvipigia kelele kuhadaa watu.

     
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