We have an internal memo (CBK/GOV/23/09/2018) dated September 21 2018, from Mr Gerald A. Nyaoma of the Central Bank of Kenya to Dr Njoroge, Dr Haron Sirima and Sheila M’Mbijjewe, claiming that the Supervision Department team had completed its investigations into the serious allegations that link the African Banking Corporation Limited with criminal activities.
A confidential letter from the Scotland Yard to Central Bank and copied to the Banking Fraud Unit in January also urges BFU to investigate the “strong appetite” ABC bank has for the housing sector, particularly in Nairobi and the Kenyan coast, Mombasa.
National Lands Commission confirms that the bank has acquired a huge swath of land in Lamu about 100 acres, near where the new proposed port is to be built. The commission, however, can’t tell me if the land was acquired legally and for what purposes.
It also states that ABC is used by a “notorious” gun runner, Victor Butt, to launder money as well as buy small arms from the unstable countries like Somalia, South Sudan and Pakistan. Pakistan, sources at the Banking Fraud Unit (BFU) intimate, the money came through ABC bank.
Despite the seriousness of this saga, Daystar journalists spread all over the Kenyan media have been bribed or refused to follow up this scandal, that is bigger than thought.
So big is this saga, that we may see international arrests, especially targeting the owners of ABC, that could actually be part of an international ring that launders money.
This article is beyond the comprehension of Daystar University alumni whom we have come to discover, have a low intelligence-threshold due to the fact that their university intertwines education with religion, a toxic and dangerous combination that breeds anti-intellectualism.
For you non-Daystar graduates, you will appreciate that religion has got to be the sickest model of development in humanity. Religion discards the very basis of logic and common-sense, asking people to pray for medical healing, or for instance, drink water blessed by for instance Brother Paul aka Kamlesh Pattni, for spiritual nourishment. Kamlesh Pattni, an Indian thief who plundered the Kenyan economy is now a pastor, converting poor bastards and yes, Daystar journalists gave him prominence and coverage.
Former President Daniel arap Moi ensured that religion was embedded in the 8-4-4 curriculum so that an entire generation of Kenyans can be dumbed-down by discarding other studies and disciplines that can propel Kenya to the next level. Reason why you will find Daystar journalists being extremely dumb and deficient of intellect and innovation.
If this isn’t a case for the closure of Daystar University and a further sacking of all Daystar graduates from their places of employment and replacing them with students from universities that don’t embed education in their daily routine, then I don’t know what is.
One of Africa’s most notorious arms dealers back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, was a man who was initially banned from entering Britain and was described by that government as “odious” for his alleged role in illegally supplying weapons to rebel forces in Sierra Leone, was arrested in Belgium in 2016.
According to Powerbase.com, Sanjiv Ruprah, a Kenyan national of Indian extraction, was charged in Brussels with criminal association and travelling on a false British passport; Mr Ruprah was named by the UN in 2002 as one of four men who sold arms to the now defunct Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone in clear breach of international sanctions, fuelling a bloody decade-long civil war against the government that claimed at least 50,000 lives.
From our investigations, Sanjiv Ruprah was born in 1966 and attended the “prestigious” St. Mary’s School run by an Irish Priest who was doing a social-experiment on rich kids in Kenya. Many claim that the priest may have sodomised select children in the school, reason why some of them maintain a strange bond even after school.
Indeed, an inquiry commissioned by the Catholic Church revealed that many Irish “missionaries” who ran or worked in schools or education, made it their past-time to sodomise students. The cases are world over.
Back to Sanjiv Ruprah. It seems that his digital-footprint after 2002 is non-existent and speculation is rife that he went into witness protection, together with his main business partner and source of weaponry Victor Bout. Bout was ground-zero for illegal arms sales that fuelled many conflicts including the Angolan conflict led by Jonas Savimbi, the diamond-fuelled conflict in Sierra Leone and of course the big one, the Rwandan genocide
Together with a plethora of associates and shell-companies, Victor Bout also suspected to be under witness-protection, oversaw genocide in Africa, and at the height of his “career” was also doing business with the Taliban, the military wing of Al Qaeda terrorists.
Caption : Victor Bout
After the fall of the cold-war, Ukraine emerged as the source of all weapons that 3rd-rate Governments could purchase under the radar, and murder their people all in pursuit of their greed for power and influence. Many African dictators preferred dealing with dodgy brokers who had links with Ukraine like Victor Bout. In Kenya, you will all remember that there was a controversial deal which saw Kenya breach an arms-embargo and broker a deal to supply tanks to South Sudan. Kenya has also acquired a lot of ex-Ukrainian decommissioned hardware, like military and police choppers, the huge noisy ones that sound like they can fall off the sky anytime.
So are there remnants of Sanjiv Ruprah in Kenya? Could they possibly be his former classmates in St. Mary’s? Which individual is the biggest security contractor in Kenya, working via middlemen and brokers? Your guess is as good as mine.
According to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), who are definitely not the mediocre journalists that are produced on the daily basis by Daystar University, Victor Bout had impeccable personal skills and was able to establish working relationships with various African heads of state and rebel leaders – the late Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, Liberian President Charles Taylor, former Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko, Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, Jean-Pierre Bemba, the leader of the Congo Liberation Front, and the former leaders of Congo-Brazzaville, among others.
The St. Mary’s alumni Sanjiv Ruprah, is officially linked to Branch Energy, a company which has its mainstay on the Panama Papers. Now if we had quality journalists in Kenya, they would have already broken down Branch Energy which is linked to the illicit arms trade and has been of late offering boutique security services to oil companies exploring the Northern Frontier of Kenya. In other words, Branch Energy supplies mercenaries to willing clients who can offer security or even start small wars.
But due to our mediocre levels of journalism in Kenya, where an old retarded UN stalwart like Gigiri Mwaura can write a piece defending the mediocrity of Njoki Chege in his capacity as public editor of Nation Media Group, then you will know that the older generation that’s supposed to set a good example is more messed up. The question to His Highness and Operator of most Forex Bureaus in Kenya, Aga Khan is, what value do you think an old stalwart like Gigiri Mwaura adds to NMG? Seems like the Aga Khan is also more messed up than the jokers at NMG.
For instance, if we had good journalists in Kenya, they would Google Branch Energy and find their way to their page on the Panama Leaks hosted by the ICIJ. On the same page, they would click “Branch Energy” and realize that it’s connected to another 337 entities/individuals.
For instance as an example so as to give the mediocre Daystar journalists a head-start, Branch Energy Kenya Limited is connected to Hansard Limited. Click further on “Hansard Limited” and it will lead you to another 337 entities. One of the entities for instance is Eastleigh Holdings Limited which is listed as having two agents. One is an individual named as Zayn Sheikh. Google Zayn Sheikh’s name and his LinkedIn Account shows that he owns Grange Holdings.
I’m just helping our mediocre journalists to learn the skills of the trade, skills that will never be imparted in Daystar or the other mediocre religious-based universities in the country. Except for specialists like lawyers, architects, doctors and engineers, we would implore upon employers to completely shun Kenyan degree’s because they arent globally competitive and the graduates are half-baked and an extension of the cramming conditioning trained by the Moi-bred 8-4-4 system that has produced nothing but institutional-retards.
Our useless mediocre journalists who are lazy beyond measure only know how to copy-paste and read scripts drafted by corporates or politicians, offering under-par spinning and deception tactics, largely meant to bridge the deficit between their salaries and flashy lifestyles in the form of bribes. Why Daystar has never been closed to date remains a deep mystery.
Sanjivan Ruprah the alumni from St. Mary’s school of corruption which has also produced the likes of Jeff Koinange of the #BoycottJKL fame, had mining interests in Kenya, and was associated with Branch Energy (Kenya). Branch Energy owned diamond mining rights in Sierra Leone, and introduced the private military company, Executive Outcomes to the government here in 1995 when the retarded thief Daniel arap Moi was in power via some of his family members who were also in St. Mary’s. Who could they be? Could it be the fucker who sent his Chopper for a bottle of whisky 500 miles away? Could it be the reason he’s blocked from traveling to the United Kingdom? Ruprah was also known as an arms broker. He worked in South Africa with Roelf van Heerden, a former colleague from Executive Outcomes, and together they did business in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and elsewhere. Ruprah was once in charge of an airline in Kenya, Simba Airlines, until investigations into financial irregularities forced the company’s closure.
According to The Guardian of 16th February 2002, one of Africa’s most notorious arms dealers, a man who previously had been banned from entering Britain and was described by the government as “odious” for his alleged role in illegally supplying weapons to rebel forces in Sierra Leone, was been arrested in Belgium.
Sanjivan Ruprah, a Kenyan national of Indian extraction, was charged in Brussels with criminal association and traveling on a false British passport; other more serious charges followed.
Mr Ruprah was named by the UN in the year 2000 as one of four men who sold arms to the now defunct Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone in clear breach of international sanctions, fuelling a bloody decade-long civil war against the government that claimed at least 50,000 lives.
In January 2002, the UN declared the civil war officially over as the last of 47,000 combatants laid down their arms.
The world body moved to establish a war crimes tribunal to try those responsible for atrocities in a conflict noted for horrific treatment of civilians, particularly children. Charles Taylor former President is an indictee and worked closely and personally with the Kenyan-Indian Crook who is an alumni of the “prestigious” St. Mary’s school.
British paratroopers had been sent to Sierra Leone to ensure the safety of British nationals in the capital, Freetown, and clashed on numerous occasions with rebel forces only to find themselves fighting rebels armed by Mr Ruprah and his associates.
The UN says that Mr Ruprah worked closely with Victor Bout, a Russian arms dealer known as “Africa’s merchant of death”, who supplied weapons to the rebels from eastern Europe in exchange for diamonds.
The arrest follows a lengthy surveillance operation by the Belgian secret service. They had been watching Mr Ruprah since the middle of 2001 when he arrived in a Brussels suburb to be with his wife. Belgium was the perfect staging-area for many in that business since the global auction house for un-cut diamonds was in Brussels.
Like many said to have been involved in the “blood-for-diamonds trade” during Sierra Leone’s civil war, Mr Ruprah operated out of neighboring Liberia, where the government backed the RUF.
In January 2001, Peter Hain, who was the Foreign Office minister for Africa, was asked in the House of Commons what he was doing to stop Mr Ruprah supplying arms being used against British troops.
“The actions of Sanjivan Ruprah are equally odious as those of Victor Bout,” said Mr Hain. “He supplies diamonds and brings in arms with Victor Bout’s assistance. We have barred him from entering Britain, as he sought to do last summer with his family, and we are working with the UN to obtain a security council resolution that will clamp down on his activities.”
Mr Ruprah operated several Liberian diplomatic passports, including one which identified him as Liberia’s deputy commissioner for maritime affairs.
Ruprah, whose links to conflict diamonds, arms smuggling and mercenaries in West Africa were first exposed by the United Nations in 2000, moved to Belgium in mid 2001 and was immediately put under surveillance by Belgian intelligence. At the time, his relationship with Taylor, the Liberian president, had started to deteriorate, and his wife, the sister of Rally for Congolese Democracy-Goma (RCD) leader Adolphe Onusumba, was severely ill. (She later died.). RDC is a Rwanda-backed rebel group.
If this wasn’t interesting enough, Branch Energy is a sister company of Energem Resources previously known as DiamondWorks. Both are companies that CORD Leader Raila Odinga has ties to. As Minister for Energy, Odinga handed contracts to Energem to import oil for Kenya and pushed Kenya into rapacious oil deals with Sudan.
Energem Resources is presently owned by a couple of arms-dealers. One Tony Teixeira, a South African arms dealer of Portuguese descent who coincidentally has links to the molasses factory in Kisumu originally owned by the Odinga’s firm Spectre International. These are glaring irregularities which have not been fully explained by the Odinga’s.
It is significant that the Odinga family business, Spectre International Ltd, acquired the then state-owned Kisumu Molasses Plant soon after Raila started politically cooperating with Moi.
Spectre – a ghost. something unpleasant or dangerous imagined or expected: the spectre of nuclear holocaust Concise Oxford English Dictionary]
Raila has consistently argued that the acquisition of the molasses plant was a pure business deal which had nothing to do with politics, but his critics point out at the coincidence between the time his family acquired the parastatal and Raila’s shift of political alliance. It is highly unlikely – indeed one may even say impossible – that the Moi government would have sanctioned the Kisumu Molasses Plant deal at the time if Raila had not become an ally of Moi’s.
Soon after taking over the plant from the government, Raila struck a lucrative deal with Energem whereby the Canadian firm bought 55 per cent of the Kisumu Molasses plant. Sources say that the Odinga family was paid over US$ 5 million (about Kshs 500 million) to relinquish the control of the molasses plant. The Odinga family had paid only Kshs 3.6 million for the property.
The sale of the plant to Teixeira’s Energem was made shortly before Odinga’s National Development Party entered into a partnership with then ruling party, Kanu. Teixeira now also owns a controlling stake in Spectre. Two members of the Odinga family sit on its board of directors. Spectre International is also a major funder of the Orange Democratic Movement.
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