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Aliyesambaza meseji za kumkashifu Slaa ni....

Discussion in 'Jamii Intelligence' started by macho_mdiliko, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. macho_mdiliko

    macho_mdiliko JF-Expert Member

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    Revealed: Kingpin behind `hateful` text messages

    The hateful text messages widely circulated throughout the country from mobile numbers registered in Finland were part of an election smear campaign carried out by a local IT specialist currently operating on the fifth floor of Barclays House, The Guardian on Sunday has learnt.

    The revelation comes as Finnish and Tanzanian officials launched an investigation to nab the culprits behind the propaganda, which has targeted opposition candidates ahead of the October 31 general elections.

    Earlier this week, while addressing the nation on the 11th anniversary of the death of Julius Nyerere, President Jakaya Kikwete described those spreading the hate messages as dangerous to the nation's peace and unity. President Kikwete said circulating defamatory messages was not the way to canvass for votes, as it could create more problems.

    “I think this is becoming a serious problem... leadership cannot be gauged by obscenities or bad language against your rivals. This shows that Tanzanians have started to segregate one another,” Kikwete said on Thursday this week.

    Text messages sent from Finnish telephone numbers, targeting Chadema presidential candidate Willibrod Slaa, have been circulating since last week. The police, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority and mobile phone providers are investigating the source of the messages to establish who is behind them.

    But, according to details gathered by The Guardian on Sunday, including emails sent between October 5 and 10, this year, the IT specialist is one, Rashid Shamte, who has a very strong connection with senior IT specialists at two leading mobile companies.

    Two weeks ago, Shamte received edited versions of the ten hateful messages plus the 'ten commandments' at his email address In one of the email seen by this newspaper, the author says, “Brother, we have finished your assignment with my boy who seemed to be good in doing this job…I will call you shortly so that we see how to empower him financially.” “As you may be aware this is a tough job that needs time and creativity” reads another one of the emails sent to on October 10, this year.

    But, not all messages designed, authored and sent to Shamte’s emails were hateful or incriminating. Majority of these emails were just strategies aimed at responding to various policy issues raised by Dr Slaa and Professor Lipumba.

    The hateful text messages have predominately targeted Chadema presidential candidate Dr. Willibrod Slaa but have also been directed at Professor Ibrahim Lipumba.

    The first crop of ten messages accused Dr. Slaa of being a dangerous man who shouldn't be trusted with the task of leading a nation like Tanzania. Some of these messages were circulated to millions of mobile phone subscribers two weeks ago, forcing Chadema to file an official complaint with law enforcers.

    “When you wake up on the morning of October 31, remember to recite this prayer: Oh Father who art in heaven and earth, don’t divide your people the way Chadema does; give us rights as the way those who come from Kilimanjaro give themselves; don’t deny us opportunities because we are not the in-laws of Mzee Mtei, give us light to live longer, and don’t take us hurriedly the way you took our hero Chacha Wangwe” reads one of these text messages

    The text messages also depict Dr Slaa as a leader bent on winning the presidency at all costs, even if it would mean spilling blood. The texts were sent from two numbers, +358-8108226 and +358-8976578, both bearing the Finnish country code. One of the messages accuses Chadema of being a tribal party dominated by Chagga people who receive their orders from former Central Bank governor Edwin Mtei. Mtei is among the founders of Chadema party, which was officially registered in July 1992.

    The second round of text messages contained the so-called 'Ten Commandments', in which nine out of these are directed at Dr Slaa, and one is dedicated to Professor Lipumba of Civic United Front.

    Although none of these messages attacked the ruling party or its candidates, there is still no credible evidence directly connecting CCM with the author of these damaging messages. According to details obtained by this newspaper, the 'Ten Commandments' were meant to be circulated the day before the election.

    In one of the commandments, the author says, “Don’t follow Dr Slaa; he is a womanizer who commits adultery with married women and then dumps them.” Based on the emails sent to, Shamte seems to have been the distributor of the texts, using his IT expertise and connections with telecoms specialists to distribute the texts to millions of mobile phone users in Tanzania.

    These emails also show that he has a very strong connection with one firm currently contracted by the ruling party to deal with its online communications through blogs and websites. The firm also has its office at Barclays House fifth floor, Ohio street, according to details gathered by The Guardian on Sunday.

    All of Shamte's emails bear the signature of a Blackberry, showing that he usually uses his mobile phones to communicate with his partners in this smear campaign.

    The Guardian on Sunday has reliably established that Shamte has also acted as a media analyst, giving his assessment of how the media has covered the top three presidential candidates since the campaign started.

    Contacted yesterday through his mobile number, Shamte would not discuss the issue, and when asked to confirm that email address was his, he responded by asking how our reporter got his mobile number.

    “If you can please tell me who gave you my telephone number,” requested Shamte yesterday evening when contacted through his cellular phone number.

    The Guardian on Sunday’s reporter responded: “As we are always in search of credible information, we take every trouble to get to our sources of information, and today you stand as one of our credible sources,” asking him to confirm whether the email address actually belonged to him.
    But instead, he chose to hang off.

    The police have yet to apprehend any suspects connected to these defamatory and incriminating text messages, while the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority has also failed to identify the owner of the mobile number.

    However what puzzles many people is how the author of these messages managed to access the database of various mobile phone operators in order to reach millions of people countrywide directly.
    Under normal circumstances, no mobile handset can store that volume of contacts, but the mysterious author managed to jam over 5 million users within 48 hours, causing panic and outrage among opposition supporters.

    Although none of the messages advised for the masses to take any action against the opposition, the rhetoric used was reminiscent of the genocidal propaganda spread in the run-up to the 1994 massacre in Rwanda.

    At that time, there was another popular 'Ten Commandments' that was circulated by Hutu extremists in the few days before the genocide, when radio and newspapers were used to incite hate against the Tutsi minority. What followed was the murder of about 1 million Tutsi and moderate Hutus in a genocide that shocked the world.

  2. tanga kwetu

    tanga kwetu JF-Expert Member

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    ....TCRA, TISS, Tanzania Police Force and involved mobile phone companies, what do you need more to take appropriate legal actions? au kwa vile makombora yamepelekwa kwa wasio untouchable? Vodacom you have lost one subscriber..that is me! Japo sijapata hiyo msg lakini niliwahi kupata msg za CCM usiku wa maneno mwanzoni mwa September,2010 na nilipofoka na customer care official wa VODA naona ilisaidia kutopata hizo msg mbofumbofu!!! Shame on him, yule TCRA official, aliyejiumauma kwenye TBC 1 eti si kazi rahisi kumpata mhusika in this era of technology!
  3. Ng'wanangwa

    Ng'wanangwa JF-Expert Member

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    I knew for sure that this hateful and dangerous propaganda originated from a Muslim Extremist.


    DICTATOR JF-Expert Member

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    If he can't do such an assignment for the country, let him step down and let the smart people do the job ili aone kuwa siyo kazi ngumu. Kama Chile mgodini, watu wamebaki siku 69 ndani ya ardhi bila matumaini angekuwa yeye angekuwa ameshatangaza matanga. Shame on him.
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    Kigogo JF-Expert Member

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    Well done Guardian
  6. Geza Ulole

    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    hivi kwanini watu wasisue Vodacom Tanzania?
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    Nyumbu- JF-Expert Member

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    Pius Msekwa
    You name them. All in the CCM Mtatndao wing. Kikwete., be warned, you will be a next clientb of Moreno Ocampo.
    Uliwavurumisha Wacomoroo kwamba lazima wafuate democrasia. Ni zamu yako kuonyesha ukomavu wa kukubali kushindwa.........usimwaibishe Baba wa taifa kwa kutumia nguvu nyingi. Ni bususara kuachia demokrasia ichukue mkondo wake na wewe ukakaa kwa amani kama raisi mstaafu.Jifunze kwa Moi, Kaunda, Kamuzu.....Mungu akupe ufunuo ulione hili mapema
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    Congratulations to Guardian for eloborative, eloquent and superb investigative journalism.

    Mmeonyesha njia na hii ndiyo aina ya uandishi wa habari unaosaidia na kuendeleza jamii kwa ajili ya Umoja, Amani na Upendo wa raia wa JMT.

    Sasa kilichobakia ni kwa sisi wananchi kupitia taasisi zetu, pressure groups, Ngos na wale wote wenye mapenzi mema na nchi hii kuwa-TASK Regulator TCRA, Consumer Protection Body, na Makampuni yaliyohusika kuweka mambo wazi hadharani ili hatua za Kisheria zichukuliwe dhidi ya hao wote waliosika. They must come clean on this issue Kwa wale wanasheria wa mambo ya mawasiliano watusaidie kwa kutuletea ushauri wa kisheria unaoweza kuchukuliwa dhidi ya hawa watu wanaohatarisha Umoja na Amani yetu pamoja na hata kususia bidhaa zao kwa makampuni hayo yaliyohusika kama ikibidi.

    Hata kama uchunguzi utachukua muda mrefu let us taint the so called Social Corporate Policies of these companies maana wanaweza kuhatarisha amani ya Tanzania. Uchaguzi huu ni wa kupita ila Maisha yataendelea.Wote walioathirika na messeji hizo ikiwa ni pamoja na athari za kisaikolojia walipwe fidia kubwa toka makampuni hayo ikiwezekana hata kuyafilisi.Nina uhakika kutokana na 'application systems' za makampuni hayo mteja mmoja hawezi kutuma meseji milioni moja simultaneously Gurus wa IT tusaidieni.Baadhi ya watoto wa ndugu yangu baada ya kupata meseji hizo na walipata kuangalia mikanda ya Genocide Rwanda wanaogopa hata kutoka nje wameathirika kisaikolojia.
    Ingekuwa kwenye nchi za wenzetu hawa wangepigwa faini kali na kupata hasara. Lakini kama kawaida hapa watapeta na kuishia kupata Ma-bonus ya nguvu yanayonuka!!!!
  9. Zed

    Zed JF-Expert Member

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    Nani anasema CCM Mgombea Urasi wa CCM hana mkono katika hizi meseji.... Ushahidi wa kimazingira huu hapa: Uki-fatilia domain, iliyotumika utaona wazi share the name IP ya na JK web site yake na nyingine za mafisadi wa papa ziko hosted nao.
    Angalia maandishi mekundu!
    " is a domain controlled by two name servers at Both are on different IP networks. The name server stated in SOA record is not in the list of name servers. Incoming mail for is handled by two mail servers also at Both are on different IP networks. has one IP number (,, and share name servers with this domain. share mail servers with this domain.
  10. Msanii

    Msanii JF-Expert Member

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    Let us not hate our Musilm felloows because of the one's mischief.
    Ila kama ccm ndicho kimepandikiza hiyo chuki kupitia yeye basi tukichukie chama hicho maana kinakengeuka nje ya misingi yake iliyojiwekea.

    Thats why tunamwona dr. Slaa ni rais wa tano wa tanzania
  11. Msanii

    Msanii JF-Expert Member

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    can't believe my eyes.
    Utamu wa technology huwa haidanganyi kwenye tracking.
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    Mkimbizi JF-Expert Member

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    Duh! nimekukubali. Mwaka huu mtamu sana! WAtajificha
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    muonamambo JF-Expert Member

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    hagonga Senior Member

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    Thank you mkuu, wewe ni IT mzuri sana! lazima hapa kuna mkono wa Kikwete au familia yake inayomkampenia. Hili jambo lifuatiliwe hadi tujue mwisho wake!
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    Nkubaliana na wewe asilimia zote ndugu. Hii ni kwa sababu mara baada ya sms hizi kutumwa kwa wananchi wateja wa simu husika, Kikwete katika mikutano ya kampeni zake, kuanzia mkutano wake wa Mbambabay, Ruvuma/Songea, amekuwa akitoa ujumbe unaosisitiza maudhui katika sms husika.

    Mtu yeyote akiangalia ki-uchambuzi ataona kuwa huu ni mkakati wa kampeni wa CCM/Kikwete, kwamba ujumbe (hovyo!) utangulie kuwafikia wapiga kura (kupitia sms) halafu kupitia mikutano ya hadhara ya kampeni zake, Kikwete arudie maneno yanayobeba maudhui yaleyale katika sms husika, ikiwa ni mkakati wa kusisitiza vitisho dhidi ya wananchi iwapo wanakusudia kumchagua Dr. Silaa/CHADEMA. Kwamba, na kwa kuwa wametiwa hofu, basi wamchague Kikwete/CCM kama mbadala wao.

    This is really dirty politics; CCM kubali kushindwa kwa heshima ili upate heshima ya kihistoria kana UNIP, kANU, MCP na marafiki wako wengine wa zamani!
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    The Dreamer JF-Expert Member

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    Viva THE GUARDIAN; to Hell TCRA, TISS, Tanzania Police Force.

    They avoided to say JK behind the scheme

    Guys cant you support the newspapers by buying overwhelmingly!!!

    I declare my VODACOM number destroyed and out of use from today!
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    Bantugbro JF-Expert Member

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    Bravo! good analysis, its an open secret about who own 6th telecom!
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani naomba awekwe hapa ili ajiskie aibu na maovu yake najua ni Ponjoro kwa jina hilo hajui shida za wananchi!
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    Africa Directory 2008
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    Eeka Mangi JF-Expert Member

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    Lengo la kusajili number zetu halikuwa hili ila sasa wamebanwa kwenye mtego walotega wao!