Mjue Jimmy Wanjigi: Jambazi Ambaye ni Mwendani Wa Raila na Financier Wa NASA

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Jimmy Wanjigi alikuwa rafiki mkuu wa yule Jambazi Marehemu Jacob Juma. Kwa wale ambao hawajui, Jimmy Wanjigi alikuwa insider katika serikali ya Mwai Kibaki, na anasemekana alikuwa initiator wa ule mpango wa kumfanya Uhuru Kenyatta amwachie Musalia Mudavadi uongozi wa Jubilee. Huyu Jimmy Wanjigi pia yasememkana ana uhusiano wa karibu na Magufuli na aliweza kuisaidia CCM kuweka parallel tallying centre kwenye uchaguzi wa 2015.

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For a man who manufactures nothing of note and offers no service to humanity beyond cutting deals and fixing tenders, the Kenyan taxpayer has gifted Mr Jimi Richard Wanjigi a fairy tale existence.

At the gate of his residence in the upmarket Nairobi suburb of Muthaiga are four lion sculptures, visible from the main road.

From a distance they resemble Chinese female lion foo dogs, spiritual images to protect those inside.

“They are for fortune and health. There are many more talismanic images in his office and at home. There are some that you are not allowed to touch,” a person who knows Mr Wanjigi well told the Nation.

WANJIGI'S WEALTH
In traditional China, foo dogs, usually made of stone or bronze, are a sign that the place they are ‘guarding’ is important — and so is Muthaiga 44, the residence of wheeler-dealer Jimi Wanjigi that is styled like the entrance to an ancient Gothic castle.

The palm trees that dot the compound, and the landscaped lawns at the gate, are the first indicators of the expensive taste that Mr Wanjigi has cultivated.

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A source told the Nation that he paid Sh20 million to have a Nairobi company install the Poggenpohl kitchen, one of the top luxury kitchen brands.

SCHOOL OF KINGS
Lauded by his friends as a “very disciplined Catholic”, Mr Wanjigi is a teetotaler and workaholic.

“The man would have meetings running up to 3am and by 6am he would be up for another meeting,” a source close to him said.

His children go to Geneva’s 135-year-old Institut Le Rosey — a Sh10 million-a-year school, regarded as the most expensive.

“It is known as the school of kings, counting among its alumni the Shah of Iran, Prince Rainier of Monaco and King Farouk of Egypt,” the British Telegraph newspaper once wrote.

“Its catchment area was once the glittering palaces that housed the grandest families on the continent: The Metternichs, the Borgheses and the Hohenlohes.”

ART GALLERY
Interestingly, none of Mr Wanjigi’s friends would go on record discussing him — out of fear.

His office at Kwacha House, Gen Mathenge Drive, is not only grand, but hints at his connections to the murky world of cooked tenders.

Previously owned (some say rented) by Anura Pereira, the man synonymous with the Anglo Leasing scandal, this is the home of Mr Wanjigi’s Tyl Limited, the company that transacts his local and international business.

In the compound is an art gallery for his wife Irene Nzisa and a private Japanese restaurant with a dedicated chef.

“The last time I was there,” his friend recalled, “the restaurant was only open to his friends and business colleagues”.

CASH TRANSFERS
This was one of the few places the extra-paranoid late Vice-President George Saitoti would eat with ease after he was once poisoned at a city restaurant.

While people associate him with the family company — Kwacha Group of Companies, founded by his father, former Kamukunji MP and Cabinet Minister Maina Wanjigi — little is known about Tyl Ltd, which transacts cash transfers in millions of dollars.

It is however not part of Kwacha Group, which also owns East African Office Equipment Ltd that specialises in distributing banking safes, with an office in Nairobi’s Industrial Area.

Although Tyl Ltd was registered locally on August 31, 2009 and given certificate number CPR/2009/9750, it was initially incorporated as a shell company in the Isle of Man in February 2005 under certificate 112854C.

PRIVATE BANKING
Mann, as the tax haven is best known, is an island where banks provide wealth management, investment and international banking and private banking services to tycoons eager to bank with anonymity — or simply hide their wealth.

While offshore accounts are not, in themselves, illegal, they are more often than not used to shield illicit dealings.

Tyl Ltd operates a bank account at United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) National Bank of Dubai, whose records show Mr Wanjigi pays various people millions of shillings as “business loans”.

Mr Wanjigi also has bank accounts in the United Kingdom and a flat at 41 Park Lane, an exclusive London suburb, where he pays $67,500 land lease fees.

COMMISSION AGENT

When visiting Dubai, he stays at the lavish Medinat Jumeirah, a luxurious 5-star resort that is also the largest in the emirate.

On paper, Mr Wanjigi gets his money as a commission agent for various companies, making as much as 15 per cent of the contract price.

If a contract is for, say, Sh3 billion, he would be paid Sh450 million for keeping tabs on “customer complaints ... and keep the principal informed on the state of competition”.

The Nation has seen such contracts entered into by Mr Wanjigi with various companies — an indication of how local ‘tenderpreneurs’ make their money.

KINUTHIA MURUGU MURDERED
One draft agreement was between Mr Wanjigi and Chinese company Avic International Holding Corporation, which was eyeing a multibillion-shilling contract with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to supply, install and commission electrical and electronic engineering equipment to various institutions.

He was to get 10 per cent of the contract price but the Jubilee administration did not award Avic the tender.

Avic was also involved in the National Youth Service (NYS) Phase 1 supply of equipment — assorted heavy commercial machinery worth $55 million (Sh5.5 billion).

Then-Sports and Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Kinuthia Murugu was shot dead in July 2009 by unknown people. His murder is unsolved.

JKIA TERMINAL PROJECT
The greasing of palms, watering down of specifications and variation of costs leaves the taxpayer with a steep price tag and the worst possible deal.

Avic had also, through Mr Wanjigi, won the Sh50 billion Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Greenfield Terminal project tender.

If he had negotiated a 10 per cent agent fee, he was bound to make some Sh5 billion.

Although the project was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on December 3, 2013, it was cancelled in April last year, with the President arguing that the refurbished airport had a capacity to handle the targeted eight million passengers.

Although it is widely thought that a falling out between Mr Wanjigi and the Jubilee administration led to the cancellation, officially, the President said: “If you have established the numbers you were looking for, does it make sense to spend another Sh50 billion to achieve what we have already achieved?”

How Jimi Wanjigi makes billions at taxpayer’s expense
 

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Jimmy Wanjigi alikuwa rafiki mkuu wa yule Jambazi Marehemu Jacob Juma. Kwa wale ambao hawajui, Jimmy Wanjigi alikuwa insider katika serikali ya Mwai Kibaki, na anasemekana alikuwa initiator wa ule mpango wa kumfanya Uhuru Kenyatta amwachie Musalia Mudavadi uongozi wa Jubilee. Huyu Jimmy Wanjigi pia yasememkana ana uhusiano wa karibu na Magufuli na aliweza kuisaidia CCM kuweka parallel tallying centre kwenye uchaguzi wa 2015.

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For a man who manufactures nothing of note and offers no service to humanity beyond cutting deals and fixing tenders, the Kenyan taxpayer has gifted Mr Jimi Richard Wanjigi a fairy tale existence.

At the gate of his residence in the upmarket Nairobi suburb of Muthaiga are four lion sculptures, visible from the main road.

From a distance they resemble Chinese female lion foo dogs, spiritual images to protect those inside.

“They are for fortune and health. There are many more talismanic images in his office and at home. There are some that you are not allowed to touch,” a person who knows Mr Wanjigi well told the Nation.

WANJIGI'S WEALTH
In traditional China, foo dogs, usually made of stone or bronze, are a sign that the place they are ‘guarding’ is important — and so is Muthaiga 44, the residence of wheeler-dealer Jimi Wanjigi that is styled like the entrance to an ancient Gothic castle.

The palm trees that dot the compound, and the landscaped lawns at the gate, are the first indicators of the expensive taste that Mr Wanjigi has cultivated.

Related Content
A source told the Nation that he paid Sh20 million to have a Nairobi company install the Poggenpohl kitchen, one of the top luxury kitchen brands.

SCHOOL OF KINGS
Lauded by his friends as a “very disciplined Catholic”, Mr Wanjigi is a teetotaler and workaholic.

“The man would have meetings running up to 3am and by 6am he would be up for another meeting,” a source close to him said.

His children go to Geneva’s 135-year-old Institut Le Rosey — a Sh10 million-a-year school, regarded as the most expensive.

“It is known as the school of kings, counting among its alumni the Shah of Iran, Prince Rainier of Monaco and King Farouk of Egypt,” the British Telegraph newspaper once wrote.

“Its catchment area was once the glittering palaces that housed the grandest families on the continent: The Metternichs, the Borgheses and the Hohenlohes.”

ART GALLERY
Interestingly, none of Mr Wanjigi’s friends would go on record discussing him — out of fear.

His office at Kwacha House, Gen Mathenge Drive, is not only grand, but hints at his connections to the murky world of cooked tenders.

Previously owned (some say rented) by Anura Pereira, the man synonymous with the Anglo Leasing scandal, this is the home of Mr Wanjigi’s Tyl Limited, the company that transacts his local and international business.

In the compound is an art gallery for his wife Irene Nzisa and a private Japanese restaurant with a dedicated chef.

“The last time I was there,” his friend recalled, “the restaurant was only open to his friends and business colleagues”.

CASH TRANSFERS
This was one of the few places the extra-paranoid late Vice-President George Saitoti would eat with ease after he was once poisoned at a city restaurant.

While people associate him with the family company — Kwacha Group of Companies, founded by his father, former Kamukunji MP and Cabinet Minister Maina Wanjigi — little is known about Tyl Ltd, which transacts cash transfers in millions of dollars.

It is however not part of Kwacha Group, which also owns East African Office Equipment Ltd that specialises in distributing banking safes, with an office in Nairobi’s Industrial Area.

Although Tyl Ltd was registered locally on August 31, 2009 and given certificate number CPR/2009/9750, it was initially incorporated as a shell company in the Isle of Man in February 2005 under certificate 112854C.

PRIVATE BANKING
Mann, as the tax haven is best known, is an island where banks provide wealth management, investment and international banking and private banking services to tycoons eager to bank with anonymity — or simply hide their wealth.

While offshore accounts are not, in themselves, illegal, they are more often than not used to shield illicit dealings.

Tyl Ltd operates a bank account at United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) National Bank of Dubai, whose records show Mr Wanjigi pays various people millions of shillings as “business loans”.

Mr Wanjigi also has bank accounts in the United Kingdom and a flat at 41 Park Lane, an exclusive London suburb, where he pays $67,500 land lease fees.

COMMISSION AGENT

When visiting Dubai, he stays at the lavish Medinat Jumeirah, a luxurious 5-star resort that is also the largest in the emirate.

On paper, Mr Wanjigi gets his money as a commission agent for various companies, making as much as 15 per cent of the contract price.

If a contract is for, say, Sh3 billion, he would be paid Sh450 million for keeping tabs on “customer complaints ... and keep the principal informed on the state of competition”.

The Nation has seen such contracts entered into by Mr Wanjigi with various companies — an indication of how local ‘tenderpreneurs’ make their money.

KINUTHIA MURUGU MURDERED
One draft agreement was between Mr Wanjigi and Chinese company Avic International Holding Corporation, which was eyeing a multibillion-shilling contract with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to supply, install and commission electrical and electronic engineering equipment to various institutions.

He was to get 10 per cent of the contract price but the Jubilee administration did not award Avic the tender.

Avic was also involved in the National Youth Service (NYS) Phase 1 supply of equipment — assorted heavy commercial machinery worth $55 million (Sh5.5 billion).

Then-Sports and Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Kinuthia Murugu was shot dead in July 2009 by unknown people. His murder is unsolved.

JKIA TERMINAL PROJECT
The greasing of palms, watering down of specifications and variation of costs leaves the taxpayer with a steep price tag and the worst possible deal.

Avic had also, through Mr Wanjigi, won the Sh50 billion Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Greenfield Terminal project tender.

If he had negotiated a 10 per cent agent fee, he was bound to make some Sh5 billion.

Although the project was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on December 3, 2013, it was cancelled in April last year, with the President arguing that the refurbished airport had a capacity to handle the targeted eight million passengers.

Although it is widely thought that a falling out between Mr Wanjigi and the Jubilee administration led to the cancellation, officially, the President said: “If you have established the numbers you were looking for, does it make sense to spend another Sh50 billion to achieve what we have already achieved?”

How Jimi Wanjigi makes billions at taxpayer’s expense
Ushasema inawezekana alimsaidia Magufuli...hersays
 

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Ushasema inawezekana alimsaidia Magufuli...hersays

His influence is also felt in neighbouring Tanzania, where his dalliance with President John Magufuli is known and pundits say he helped set up a separate tallying system in the country during the last election.

It is due to Mr Wanjigi and Mr Odinga’s tight relationship with the Tanzanian government that a chill exists in relations between the two countries — especially after the relationship between Mr Wanjigi, Mr Ruto and Mr Kenyatta faltered after he found that he was not the prime agent of the Sh330 billion standard gauge railway — a project that was reputedly his brainchild during the Grand Coalition government of Raila Odinga and Mwai Kibaki.

With the falling out, the tycoon has put his bet on Nasa, hoping to regain his political influence and control over government and its various organs.

The covert life of Jimi Wanjigi
 

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Wewe unaandika uzushi Jacob Juma alikua na migodi Tajiri Mkubwa halafu unazusha alikua jambazi...haya Farouk Kibet je anaetuhumiwa kubeba mabegi ya Pesa ??
 

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Wewe unaandika uzushi Jacob Juma alikua na migodi Tajiri Mkubwa halafu unazusha alikua jambazi...haya Farouk Kibet je anaetuhumiwa kubeba mabegi ya Pesa ??
 

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Wewe unaandika uzushi Jacob Juma alikua na migodi Tajiri Mkubwa halafu unazusha alikua jambazi...haya Farouk Kibet je anaetuhumiwa kubeba mabegi ya Pesa ??

Kuna Jambo ambalo Magufuli alisema na ningeomba utafute video hiyo. In short, "Mwizi ni Mwizi tu." Hata awe na migodi, mwizi ni mwizi tu. Jacob Juma alikuwa na biashara kama ile ya Wanjigi. Katika utengenezaji wa referral hospital kule Eldoret, Jacob Juma alitaka ale 5% ya tender (800 Million Shillings.) Tofauti kati ya Wanjigi na JJ ni kuwa Wanjigi ni mwizi mwenye akili na tena alilelewa kwa fedha nyingi sana kwani babake alikuwa waziri wakati fulani. JJ alikuwa mwizi aliyeangukia pesa mara moja tu. Kuna tofauti kubwa kati ya Old money na New Money

Wakati Jubilee iliingi madarakani, Balala alimnyang'anya JJ migodi yake na licenses zake kufutiliwa mbali. Mahakama ilisemaje kuhusu hilo?

Kuna wakati ilikuwa apewe $5 Mullion kwa kusupply hewa kwa NCPB. Hawa ndio heros wa NASA
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And the Kenyan youth looove him!
 

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Weka picha habari kama hizi bila picha hainogi

Soma hii habari hapa uelewe ni kwanini picha zake ziko nadra sana:

So secretive is Mr Wanjigi that, until recently, no newsroom had his picture.

As the race for State House gains momentum, Mr Wanjigi has emerged as the powerful behind-the-scenes operator within the Raila Odinga-led National Super Alliance (Nasa) — a political outfit that brings together both conservative and left-wing politicos of yesteryears in a bid to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party.

The covert life of Jimi Wanjigi

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