In the case of tax evasion against the Africa Spirits Limited founder and director, the Kenyan githeri media and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) seem to have been pocketed to cleanse this crook.
In February, local media houses first reported that Mr. Kariuki has been arrested on allegations of tax evasion amounting to Kshs. 3 billion. He was also in possession of 21 million KRA stamps and 312, 000 litres of illicit liquor.
Kariuki and key staff from his alcohol manufacturing company mentioned above went into hiding. Whoever tipped them off about the raid must have been a member of the National Police Service (NPS).
See, such people don’t just live like that, they pocket key people in government, paying them monthly allowance for information against them.
Mr Kariuki’s Africa Spirits Limited was put under police watch from then on. Mostl likely not to apprehend and charge the culprit but to ask him for bribes and favors.
That is what the Kenyan police (NPS) does.
The media would always rush to christene such crooks as reserved, reclusive, controversial and above all bnillionaire-businessman.
This is a scheme by editors and journalists alike to appeal t the person on question to share with them their loot.
Sometimes these wankers in our media houses share a measly ‘loot’of Kshs, 20,000 with the write pocketing a huge amount of Kshs, 3000. Lol (laughing out loud)
This is appalling.
DCI Boss George Kinoti
The media and the police
The media and the police service (DCI) started with a hype, first with the ‘loud’ arrests that seemed like a reality TV show, then with the numerous articles including one written by a local journalists for Forbes magazine.
Forbes has since deleted the article which can only be accessed when one goes to the ‘cached’ section of the search results.
The DCI and the media must have been bought because a few weeka later, Kariuki’s citizenship which was said tro be dual , i.e. he was a Cyptiot (a citizen of Cyprus) and a Kenyan came into play.
While Kenyans have a right to become dual citizens, the Citizenship and Immigration Act declares that “every dual citizen shall disclose his or her other citizenship in the prescribed manner within three months of becoming a dual citizen”.
The law further says a citizen who fails to disclose the dual citizenship … “commits an offence and shall be liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding five million shillings ($50,000) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or both.”
What happened? Mr. Kariuki had allegedly eluded the DCI.
By Mr. Kariuki’s refusal to cooperate, the DCI went into threatening mode obviously a bribe.
His indusrry that was shut down in February, started operating in unclear circumstances. The media and the DCI dyumped down the hype. Nothing about this was reported in the local media.
Humphrey is not a billionaire.
We Kenyans are either very uninformed or seriously math challenged. We insult ourselves and people who are real billionaires in dollars and pounds by calling so many debt-strapped Kenyans “billionaires”.
On average 100 KES equals 1 dollar. So a Kenya shillings billionaire is someone who has actual net worth of just 10 million dollars. That’s it. Calling such a person billionaire is an insult to real billionaires because such Kenya shillings billionaire is still like $990,000,000 short before he can be called billionaire. So let us stop disgracing ourselves by calling these people billionaires. All media people take note.
For the Kenyan media, if one poses near a range, the Githeri media journos, churned out from Daystar University will declare you a billionaire.
Remember the story of conmen such as Wilkins Fadhili Williams (alias Edwin O. Osigro) and Ruth Ambogo.
The media interviewed Wilkins as a successful entrepreneur, never asking the source of his wealth or doing background research.
The Nairobi Corporate cartels also once named Wilkins among Kenya’s top 40 entrepreneurs and the corrupt and shoddy Safaricom invited him as one of the speakers and mentors at Blaze (Safaricom’s initiative that targets the youths).
The case of Wilkin Fadhili and others that have been made by the githeri media have continued to use their stature to con and scam people.
For example, where is Livondo,
Back to DCI and their head George Kinoti
George Kinoti must have started without a fuss?
If Mr. Kinoti is truly a great DCI boss, then he needs to bury the ghosts of his predecessor Mr Muhoro who, in his nearly eight years as DCI head, presided over numerous unresolved murder probes, including those of businessman Jacob Juma, former Kabete MP George Muchai and former IT manager at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chris Msando.
Going by the numerous sideshows in arresting small thieves, it goes without saying that Humphrey Kariuki’s case was killed.
Humphrey was specially treated; handles with baby gloves and let off so easily because he fulfils the criteria which is, a Mount Kenyan.
Chiken thieves are paraded before cameras even embarrassed with their mug shots all over social media (against court order not to do so), yet those who casuse pain to Kenyans are treated like VIPs.
Recently, you heard governors demanding that they be arrested more humanely. This is insane.
Since there are no more updates on the fake billionaire Humphrey Kariuki’s case, it is easy to conclude that the DCI and the media have been pocketed.
Had DCI boss George Kinoti joined the gang?
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