UN Resident Coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee is very close to peace-prenuer Julie Gichuru. Let’s Connect the dots.
On Kenya, ICP Asks UN of Odinga’s Request, De-Registration of Kenya Human Rights Cmsn
A resident journalist who investigates the UN, has extraordinarily been on top of Kenyan matters, with more perfection that Kenya’s local Daystar journalists, who’ve been bribed to shove “peace” down our throats, as a mechanism to obscure historical injustices.
Here attached is the transcript of his communications with the office of the Secretary General of the UN.
The impeccable journalist has also been on the improper appointment of Siddharth Chatterjee, the UN Resident Director in Kenya. He is former Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s son-in-law, and a prominent fixture of Julie Gichuru’s under-rated show African Leaders Dialogues.
Julie Gichuru has been at the forefront of the “peace” bandwagon, where the Jubilee regime has paid them to create a false sense of prosperity, masked as peace. She is also the MC for all functions at the UN courtesy of Chatterjee and is his PR client.
UN officers are not angels for your information. Koffi Annan’s son was trading with sanctioned countries using the “Food for Oil” cover.
By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, August 14 – After the murder of Kenyan electoral official Chris Msando, Inner City Press on August 1 put the question at the UN to Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric, UN transcript here and below. On August 14, Inner City Press asked Dujarric’s deputy Farhan Haq, video here, UN transcript here: Inner City Press: there were these two different statements, one about provisional results, then final results, but, in the country, one, how many people does the UN believe have been killed in post-election violence? What’s the UN’s reaction to Raila Odinga asking for the UN to play some role in looking into fraud he says he’s going to announce tomorrow, Tuesday? And there’s a group called the Kenya Human Rights Commission, which has been deregistered just before filing a petition concerning the election. Does the UN believe that the current legal structures, especially if you have petitioners deregistered moments before filing, is a credible one? What does the UN, given its presence in Nairobi, think about the deaths and this deregistration?
Deputy Spokesman: Obviously, we’re concerned about any violence. As I just mentioned, what we’ve been doing, including through the Secretary-General, is calling on all political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters urging them to refrain from violence, and that’s a key part of this process. You’re aware of our concerns in other previous elections, presidential elections in Kenya, and those concerns continue to apply. Regarding Mr. Odinga’s request, obviously, we’ll wait to see what he has to say tomorrow and monitor that, but I would point out, as I just said, that the Secretary-General called on political leaders disputing the election results to address election-related disputes through the relevant constitutionally mandated institutions, and that is where we stand on that.
On August 7, Inner City Press asked Dujarric about the deportation of two of Raila Odinga’s consultants, American John Phillips, chief executive of political consultancy Aristotle, and Canadian Andreas Katsouris. Dujarric replied with generalities; Inner City Press asked, so the deportations are bad? There was no clear answer. Now this: on August 10 Inner City Press asked Dujarric, UN transcript here: Inner City Press: In Kenya, Raila Odinga, the candidate, has said that there’s been hacking of the system, but the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, has offered his congratulations. What’s the UN’s view? One, do they think that the rule-of-law process to review is being conducted, is that process over?
Spokesman: No, I, as far as I know, the, the official election results have yet to be announced. We’re, obviously, watching the situation unfold. We’re watching it closely. As you know, the UN did not observe, did not have a role in observing the, the elections. I think what’s important is that all stakeholders, all people in Kenya, allow the process to follow its course and, if they have any grievances, that they channel those through legal and peaceful means. We reiterate the call of the Secretary-General for maintaining calm and ensuring strict respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially in this time while people await, and understandably await eagerly, the official results.
From the August 1 transcript: Inner City Press: in the run up to the elections in Kenya, the head of the electronic voting, Chris Msando, has been murdered and I wanted to know, what is the UN… various countries have expressed concern, offered to send investigators, has the resident coordinator or anyone in the UN system, what do they think of this murder?
Spokesman: Obviously, I think it’s, the fact that a member of the electoral commission was murdered, in what appears to be such a gruesome way, is shocking and can only be condemned. We hope that the perpetrators are found and brought to justice. I think Kenya is entering a very, obviously a very delicate period with the upcoming elections, and we would not want to see any increase or violence or disturbance.
Inner City Press: Can you say what the UN’s role, does it have any role? I know that there was somebody who used to work at DPA [Department of Political Affairs] who is now working on the elections as a Kenyan national, but is there a UN role?
Spokesman: I can check. I’m not aware of any role, but I’m happy to check.
Twenty three hours later, nothing. But UN Department of Public Information’s Nairobi “UNIC” has responded online that the UN did speak out, attaching a statement referring to the “sudden demise” of Msango. He was tortured and murdered. That is NOT speaking out, and is consistent with UN Resident Coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee’s strikingly pro-government blatherings in the country, of the kind the many say got the Resident Coordinator in Myanmar removed from the job – or “promoted,” in UN-speak. Chatterjee was named Resident Correspondent by his father in law Ban, without recusal. On August 2, with Dujarric not having provided any answer on the UN’s electoral role, Inner City Press asked him again, UN transcript here: Inner City Press: the UN statement, apparently the most recent one, still calls it a sudden demise and given that the autopsy has shown that he was both tortured and murdered and the EU has called for an investigation, is the UN wanting there to be an investigation?
Spokesman: Of course, of course, there should be an investigation. I think anyone who is found murdered deserves to have an investigation into the killings. I think in this particular instance, given the political climate in Kenya and given the upcoming elections, it’s obviously extremely important that, following what has clearly been the murder of a senior member of the electoral commission, that that be investigated and the perpetrators be brought to justice.
Inner City Press: When they called it a sudden demise, they didn’t yet know it was a murder?
Spokesman: Listen, I think, you’re, as I said, the UNIC is obviously in contact with you. You are free to call.
Inner City Press: They tweeted.
Spokesman: No, you know their numbers are public. You can go and ask them directly. You don’t need me to be sandwiched between you and them. And I did, I think you had asked about the UN’s role, and… and UNDP is, through an electoral cycle, based 2015-2018 project called Supporting Electoral Processes in Kenya, supporting various Kenyan institutions to prepare for credible and peaceful general elections in August. The project focuses on strengthening institutional and legal framework for the electoral process; increasing the participation of voters, parties and candidates in the electoral process with an emphasis of women, youth and people living with disabilities; promoting efficient and transparent and peaceful elections; and strengthening electoral justice. The UN has also engaged the importance of peaceful and credible elections, both for the country and the region, by working consultation with regional organizations and the wider international community.
Back on February 17 as the UN discussed enforced disappearances with restricting the Press’ ability to cover them, Inner City Press asked UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq why the UN’s Resident Coordinator in Kenya Siddharth Chatterjee, Ban Ki-moon’s son in law promoted by him without recusal, was silent on at least two cases. UN Transcript here and below.
Siddharth Chatterjee has two days later reached out to seek an agreement, in advance, to publish whatever he chooses to send in. Inner City Press in turn requested, as it did in person in New York in September, an on camera interview which it would publish live and in its entirety.
Along with the above, and what Chatterjee was doing recently in Addis Ababa lobbying in connection with the race for top African Union post, Inner City Press has conveyed in advance questions ranging from whether or not Chatterjee previously got an article about one of his promotions taken off the Internet after making an illegal offer of a job in his father in law’s Secretariat to his role in the Jaffna Hospital Massacre and other specific war crimes in Sri Lanka. We hope to get answers to these questions and to publish them. Watch this site.
From the UN’s February 17 transcript:
Inner City Press: it’s the tenth anniversary of this Convention on enforced disappearances. So, I’d asked you, I think, on Monday about this… these case of two South Sudanese who have disappeared in Kenya. You said you’re aware of the reports so, two things. One, I’m wondering, who in the UN system is engaging with the Kenyan Government or the South Sudan Government about that? Why hasn’t the Resident Coordinator in Kenya? I mean the Nigeria one is speaking about when Boko Haram will be done. Has anything been said by the UN in-country about these people that have been disappeared presumably by the Government and returned to South Sudan?
Deputy Spokesman: Well, first of all, I believe that there are Special Rapporteurs dealing with this particular situation. There’s… one of our human rights instruments deals with the question of disappearances. And so they’re looking into this matter, and we’ll try to get information from them first and foremost. And then other parts of the system can work on that as needed.
Inner City Press: Sure. And then can I, there’s a high-profile case in France of a 22-year-old person that was arrested on video and has said to have been raped or sodomized during the arrest. His name is Theo. And there have been riots in France for several days on it. I’ve checked at least everything that’s been sent out by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. I haven’t seen anything. Is the UN aware of this case? And what do they think of… of both police treatment of people in France and of how the protests are being dealt with?
Deputy Spokesman: Well, regarding protests, of course, we want to make sure that the freedom of expression and the freedom of peaceful assembly are upheld. Beyond that, this is a case that, ultimately, the judicial system would need to look into, and we’ll have to see where they go with that.
Back on January 25 with at least these two South Sudanese threatened with deportation by Kenya, Inner City Press asked UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric for the UN’s response. From the UN transcript:
Inner City Press: extradition questions, not South Korea extradition but are you aware of the impending extradition of South Sudanese human rights lawyer Samuel Luak, who defended Pagan Amum? Basically, a number of highly respected groups are saying that, if he’s deported, he will face unjust treatment. So I’m wondering, has the UN…
Spokesman Dujarric: I, I have, don’t have an update here, but, again, you can check locally with the mission.
Inner City Press: So that would be the resident coordinator? I’m talking about in Kenya.
Spokesman: In Kenya, you can check with the UN Information Centre in Nairobi.
Dujarric was until December 31 the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon, who before he left the UN promoted his own son in law Siddharth Chatterjee to the top UN post in Kenya, as Resident Coordinator.
In December as Kenya detained journalist Jerome Starkey, Ban Ki-moon’s son in law Chatterjee was entirely silent. Like his father in law has proved to be with the Press in New York, he is at heart a censor. But it makes a mockery of Ban Ki-moon’s post Sri Lanka claims of “Rights Up Front,” even as Ban angles to run for President on South Korea.
In fact, in Sri Lanka Ban’s son in law is implicated in presumptive war crimes, the Jaffna Hospital massacre and the crushing of civilians with tanks. And it’s from him that Ban took his advice on Sri Lanka, where Ban oversaw the killing of more than 40,000 civilians.
Ban is allowing those scribes who ignore this and praise him to sell access to him on December 16 for $1200 on Wall Street. We’ll have more on this.
Tellingly, as the UN’s Resident Coordinator in Kenya, Ban’s son in law Chatterjee has remained silent not only on the targeting of South Sudanese, but on the protests profiled in a study released by Article 19, here.
Ban’s son in law ignores Ban’s supposed “Rights Up Front,” given his action in Sri Lanka (see below) and because he is entirely unaccountable: he could only be fired by Ban Ki-moon, his father in law. Nepotism is harmful.
On December 3 Inner City Press reported the ever-increasingly likelihood that Ban Ki-moon’s son in law Chatterjee was involved in crimes of war in Sri Lanka, which neither Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric nor Chatterjee himself when asked in the UN lobby was willing to answer.
For some time Inner City Press has heard that Chatterjee, as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, was a war criminal. Inner City Press asked Ban’s spokesman Dujarric if Chatterjee was involved in the Jaffna University raid, or the Jaffna hospital massacre, without answer.
In the UN lobby, Chatterjee said he would answer at an “opportune time.” He has not answered. Chatterjee had his commander, Dalvir Singh, write a defense on Huffington Post and elsewhere, identifying himself as the commander of Chatterjee and of the 10th Para commandos.
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