Saturday, September 01, 2007

Mo(i) money, more problems

That was an amazing look at the inner working of the top of Kenya’s finance.
It appears to be largely based on the work of John Githongo as a lead into tracing and digging into banking channels
- The report appears incomplete and in need of a Kenyan partner to edit for misspellings of Kenyan names and correcting aspects of company ownership such as Bamburi, CFC, Kenol, and Bidco
- Proves that tabloids like the Weekly Citizen are often correct in their investigative business stories - you can't make this stuff up
- Scary that a company called government of Kenya existed
- Some people fingered by Kroll as willing to give information may have to be on the look out

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propaganda said...

The Standard ignored this. And it appears, sadly, so did most Kenyans!

Cirdan said...

Yeah, the Standard's black-out of the story was amazing.

Gathara said...

Two points.
First, this proves my contention that the Media Bill (with the clause designed to lock out the so-called "Alternative Press" by imposing academic qualifications on the practice of journalism) is inimical to the interests of the wider public.

Secondly, it is now undeniable that the mainstream media in Kenya are in the pocket of our politicians. As I observe in my post on the subject: "It is surely inconceivable that none of our investigative journalists was aware of the existence of this report. That we had to wait 3 years for an anonymous leak on the internet is an indictment of the laxity with which the Kenyan media approaches its function of keeping the citizenry informed."

pesa tu said...

True dat about WEEKLY CITIZEN- i find their exposes quite accurate.
The KROLL report didnt have any new news most of the stuff was already in the grapevine

scribblesheet said...

True. Most of it was in the grapevine, but now we have a piece of evidence in our hands, that we can read out aloud, feel and touch.

The scandals it points to now are almost indisputable.


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