What is Kimemia up to?

As always, the blog admin a few days back, received the following tip from an anonymous correspondent, reproduced below as received

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A few months back a number of ambassadors were secretly appointed by the Office of the President and deployed to several strategic foreign diplomatic missions. The appointments are clouded in mystery and secrecy, thereby raising suspicions and doubt as to the real objective for these appointments.

An appeal was formally lodged to various foreign governments to not recognize these appointees for reason of violating key provisions of the constitution.

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Article 132. Functions of the President, Sub Article (2) of the Constitution of Kenya provides that the President shall nominate and, with the approval of the National Assembly, appoint, and may dismiss
high commissioners, ambassadors and diplomatic and consular representatives.

Further, Article 232 Values and principles of public service states that: The values and principles of public service include… representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording adequate and equal opportunities for appointment, training and advancement, at all levels of the public service, of the members of all ethnic groups
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The appointment of these ambassadors was never approved by the National Assembly and can therefore not be valid and is an abuse of powers at the Office of the President in making appointments that are in total violation of the constitution.

The appointments breach the following provisions of the constitution

a) requires consensus/joint approval with the Prime Minister

b) requires approval by parliament

c) must represent the face of kenya through regional balance

d) must respect gender parity of no more than 2/3 of the same gender

Interestingly a handful of appointments are included to deflect attention from the true intentions of Office of the President

None of these appointments have been officially gazetted or if done, have not been obvious.

The term of the Tenth Parliament expired on 14th January, 2013 and Speaker of the National Assembly Kenneth O Marende already published a gazette notice on the same day. That notwithstanding that the Hansard reveals no record of parliament approving any names for ambassadorial appointments prior to holding its last session.

It is therefore clear that these appointments are illegal, and by their secretive nature intended for purposes that cannot be for the good or benefit of the country

It is becoming extremely clear that the purpose of these appointments and subsequent deployment to strategic foreign missions is therefore to act as a buffer and to influence the foreign capitals in accepting a possibly flawed outcome in yet another botched election.

The list of these appointments is provided below

Note the creation of a new post that has not been used in diplomatic missions i.e Deputy Ambassador whose functions have always been carried out by other attaches in the missions

S/No Name Designation – Station Remarks
1 Daniel Waisiko Wambura Pending Gema, Male
2 Florence Imisa Weche Pending Luhya, Female
3 Johnson Mwangi Weru Pending Gema, Male
4 Zaddock Syong’oh Pending Luo, Male
5 Christopher Muga Chika Pending Luo, Male
6 Eliphas Mugendi Barine Pending Gema, Male
7 Michael Dennis Mukiri Kinyanjui Pending Gema, Male
8 Samuel M. Gitonga Pending Gema, Male
9 Kariuki Mugwe Pending Gema, Male
10 Mary Nyambura Kamau Pending Gema, Female
11 Boniface Mwangi Mwihia Pending Gema, Male
12 Jean Kamau Deputy Amb – Washington USA Gema
13 Martin Kimani Rep – UNON Nairobi Kenya Gema, Male
14 Koki Muli Deputy Rep – UN HQS New York USA Kamba, Female
15 Kaunda Maikara Amb – Mogadishu Somalia Kisii, Male
16 Nassir Ali Joho Amb – Oman Coast, Male
17 Stephen Biko Pending Male
18 Kenneth Vitisia Amb – Riyadh Saudi Arabia Luhya, Male
19. Aaron Suge Amb – Khartoum Sudan Kalenjin, Male
20 Jackline Yoga Deputy Amb – London United Kingdom Luo, Female
21 Dr John Kakonge Rep – UN Geneva Switzerland Luhya, Male

Our appeal to foreign capitals is to reject these appointments as they have not been made according the laid down laws and any interaction with these appointees should be in their private capacities and not as accredited diplomats to their capitals.

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From the above it is abundantly clear that the Office of the President under Kimemia is making dubious appointments in readiness for some yet unknown outcome expected in the future

Signed/Appointment letters have been furnished to Blog-Admin as proof of the above and are currently marked as confidential but ready to be published

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14 comments on “What is Kimemia up to?

  1. this is floating in social media, have no idea whether its legit or not

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    Mr. Francis Kimemia, CBS
    Permanent Secretary,
    Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Public Service
    Office of the President, Harambee House
    P.o box 62345-00200
    Nairobi.

    Mr. Itea Aringo, CBS
    Permanent Secretary
    Provincial, Administration and internal Security
    Office of the President, Harambee House
    P.o box 62345-00200
    Nairobi.

    Mr. Kennedy Kihara, EBS
    Secretary
    Liaison, Parliament and Commissions
    Office of the President, Harambee House
    P.o box 62345-00200
    Nairobi.

    Mr. Joseph K. Kinyua, CBS
    Permanent Secretary
    Office of Deputy Prime Minister &Ministry of Finance
    Nairobi

    Dear Kimemia,

    RE: PARTISAN CONDUCT OF TOP PUBLIC SERVANTS

    The above subject matter refers.

    Please be advised that the Commission is in receipt of formal complaints from the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) alliance of your being partisan in execution of your duties. You have been accused jointly and severally that you have violated the election laws by engaging in electoral activities against provisions of section 43(1) of the Elections Act which states as follows:

    43. “(1) A public officer shall not—
    (a) engage in the activities of any political party or candidate or act as an agent of a political party or a candidate in an election;
    (b) publicly indicate support for or opposition against any party, side or candidate participating in an election;
    (c) engage in political campaigns or other political activity; or
    (d) use public resources to initiate new development projects in any constituency or county for purposes of supporting a candidate or political party in that constituency or county.”

    You have been accused that:

    i. On the January 27th, 2013 at Lake Elementaita Jacaranda Hotel, Mr. Kimemia met the Jubilee Alliance/The National Alliance Presidential Candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William ruto from 22.20hrs to 23.15hrs behind closed doors.

    ii. On January 29, 2013 at the Bomas of Kenya, Mr. Kimemia held a meeting with District Commissioners (DCs), County Commissioners (CCs) and provincial Commissioners (PCs). In small meetings within a bigger one and that Mr. Kimemia did appeal to the administrators to assist presidential campaigns of Mr. Kenyatta as they would be sacked if Rt. Hon Raila Odinga were to be elected president.

    iii. As facilitation the administrators were promised sums of between ksh 5,000,000 and ksh 15,000,000 each. This meeting was attended by Mr. Itea Iringo and Kennedy Kihara among other senior officials from the office of the President.

    iv. On February 9, 2013 in the company of Iringo and Kinyua, Mr. Kimemia met about 68 elders from Muranga, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kericho and Molo at Jacaranda Hotel, Elementaita where support for Mr Kenyatta was reportedly discussed.

    v. On February 10, 2013 at the same Jacaranda Hotel, Mr Kimemia met eight PCs and about 20DCs and CCs. The administrators were transported in two hired buses. There were asked to initiate door to door campaign for Mr. Kenyatta and reminded them that they would be jobless if Hon. Odinga were to win Presidential Elections.

    vi. There has been partisan activities by DCs, Dos, Chiefs and their assistants and village heads in Kitui, Siaya, Vihiga, Kakamega, Uasin Gishu and Kajiado counties among others.

    In respect therefor of the above very serious allegations, the Commission demands that you give us a response within 48 hours. For avoidance of doubt a copy of the complaint is hereby attached.

    Yours

    AHMED ISSACK HASSAN, EBS
    CHAIRPERSON IEBC

    Copy to:
    Hon. Mutula Kilonzo, EGH
    Secretary General
    Wiper Democratic Movement Kenya

    Hon. (Prof) P.A Nyongo, EGH
    Secretary-General,
    Orange Democratic Movement

    HON. Dr. Esseli Simiyu
    Secretary General,
    Forum for the Restoration of Democracy in Kenya
    ==

  2. @TNK

    You can’t be serious………..Top level security meeting my foot. This is a bunch of baloney and a desperate attempt to deflect from the real problem by some of the most selfish, greedy, and increasingly useless people who purport to run the government, but in reality have destroyed the very fabric of our nation. How does Kimemia who has been named by CJ himself as the person who was trying to control his movement chair a top security meeting? He needs to be in court answering questions concerning his participation in this whole fiasco. The moment Gichangi took it upon himself to call the CJ to apologize is the moment they were caught right in their tracks; otherwise they could have denied the whole thing as just hearsay.

    Truth of the matter is that these people have been caught flat-footed by a CJ who has proven that he will not be cowed………… now they are running around like headless chicken pre-empting damage control by suspending faceless, nameless junior officers. This whole saga leaves more questions than answers. Who is this junior officer without a name? How do we know he was even interdicted? For all I know it could all be just propaganda, and nobody has been interdicted, just like the fake policemen we have running concurrently with ‘real’ AP’s.

    I hope Kenyans are paying attention to these people, they can continue with their anti-reform agenda’s but the day of reckoning is coming, and not even the dark forces will be able to save them. Elections never used to bring this much anxiety, now parents are terrified to the point of sending kids upcountry because they do not know what to expect after leaflets started circulation asking people to vacate certain areas due to possible violence.

    I am also wondering if the western powers are really trying to set us up as Nereah of Jukwaa purported. The brazenness with which the dark forces are acting now in the 11th hour is shocking to say the least and not even a word from these people who claim to be watching these coming elections closely. Instead, wWe have Ms Frazier contradicting Mr Carson on some very important matters that could have serious implications for all of us. The double speaking helps no-one, I would rather if they cannot comment as a united front then they just need to shut the hell up.

    • hehehe moesha

      ebu checki hii ndrama ni kama finjeo

      so at least we have now established it was an immigration officer who was acting way above his pay grade

      so now can somebody tell me how/why gichangi felt compelled to apologise to the CJ? on whose behalf or in what capacity? hehehe hii ni kama finjeo

      and then the interdiction by kimemia that never was

      so we have a high level (pole moesha) top level NSAC meeting where a guy is fired but never gets fired. this is the level of effort and confidence we are supposed to have from the guys in charge of our national security.

      so kimemia is just another gas bag, hot air but no substance

  3. so i’ve been reading about the saga on CJ being barred from boarding a plane by some junior office (not clear whether immigration, NSIS, provincial admin or what).

    the sequence of events is too absurd

    so here are the events as i get it

    – w.mutunga arrives at boarding gate
    – unnamed officer bars mutunga claiming that he is instructed to not let him leave the country unless he has a clearance certificate from kimemia
    – evidently something happens and after a few minutes CJ proceeds with his trip (need to know who was called, who cleared the CJ with the unnamed officer)
    – on arrival at destination, CJ receives a call from gichangi to apologize for what he terms as a small hiccup – note the damage control and attempt to trivialize / downplay a huge problem of impunity carried forward to a junior officer
    several days later as the news hit the public domain, there are some more reactions
    – min for immigration issues apology
    – kimemia calls a security meeting where among other issues the said officer is interdicted

    well well so lets clear up some loose ends
    – who does the unnamed officer report to?
    – what was he or she doing at that station and in what capacity?
    – is this person an officer from the immigration dept (kajwang’s office) or security (gichangi) or some yet unknown dept at OP (kimemia)
    – why did the interdiction come from OP and not follow the correct channels i.e. the P.S from whatever ministry (assume immigration)
    – if person is a police officer, where is the newly formed police oversight body or whatever body it is that is responsible for police service administration.
    – if he is a member of OP what is he doing there?
    – what about the famous innocent until proved guilty – remember we have allegations against two folks that have even been pre-tried and moved along to the next step who are still “innocent” why is the junior officer sacked on the spot without being given a chance to defend himself yet ….
    – finally was it necessary to call a top level security “nyumba” meeting to discuss the actions of a junior officer? the said officer stepped way over his boundaries, exercising powers he never had,

    this is a simple disciplinary issue, junior officers who “should know people” are obviously locked into some false sense of superiority probably playing the card of impunity by association to corridors of power

    the reaction by all those players except from kajwang is totally out of place and highly suspect.

    that officer must be interviewed by journalists to determine what powers he was wielding and on whose behalf or behest.

  4. Folks,

    I just have a few questions:

    But why are these appointments so urgent that they must be made at this point in time? I thought that all our stations in foreign capitals are currently well taken care of such that any other necessary appointments can be done after the March 4th elections?!

    How is it still possible in the country called Kenya that almost 50% of the appointments are skewed in favour of one region?

    Does the appointment of the Deputy Ambassador, a post that currently does not exist anywhere, to the US have anything in connection to the recent hullabaloo by the Jubilee Alliance that the current Ambassador there is allegedly partisan and as such might need to be immediately recalled should Jubilee Alliance win the elections? How about the other appointments, are they supposed to serve the same purpose in the event Jubilee wins?

    Just recently, the government recalled many personnel from the Kenyan missions abroad in a bid to cut costs and rationalise their operations. Why is there a sudden need right now to create new responsibilities that are currently being efficiently undertaken by the mission staff? What was the point of cutting costs by having a lean personnel all these years only to bloat the same just before elections?

    Why have these appointments not been gazetted? Or, at least why is no one in the government/Ministry of Foreign Affairs telling the public about these appointment? Why all this secrecy around the appointments?

    And finally, what is Mr. Kimemia up to ever since he took that office from Ambassador Muthaura? He is practically all over the map in ways that are not beneficial to the country at all! If he is not making illegal appointments all over the country, he is busy disobeying court orders or using public resources and the provincial administration to campaign for the Jubilee Alliance ! Is this what we are supposed to be paying him for?

    We are not going to entertain nonsense from a rogue head of civil service. I hope Kimemia is listening!!

  5. Particia,

    You may be right about the legality of the appointments and about the fact that the whole thing stinks but what should worry all of us is this mad rush by Kibaki and his shetanis when the election is just a few days away. Can’t they just leave some little work for the next president?

    What is pretty obvious is that there is carpet bombing by the forces of impunity to prepare the ground for an Uhuru presidency which is the only thing acceptable to them. We know how desperate these people are. They even tried to persuade their Uhuru to accept Mudavadi fearing exactly what they are seeing now which is the fact that CORD is on the verge of winning this election. It scares the hell out of some people in big places and they are prepared to stop it by any means necessary.

    In 2007 everybody saw a massive rigging plan on the works. Kibaki was busy appointing his friends including his personal lawyer, Kihara Muttu to take control of the ECK. When people like Raila warned the country we were told to ignore him, everything was alright. We saw tons of APs being deployed in some areas to do the dirty work of the state. We were told not to worry.

    We obeyed the not to worry orders and look where that took the country. We damn near lost it. Kibaki ended up being sworn in in darkness by his dark forces and the country went to war with itself as Kibaki remained hiding in State House and as we know now sending Mungiki murderers to Naivasha and Nakuru. The matter is now before the ICC and right on cue we are in the same mess again.

    Today the CJ is under seige from the same forces of darkness to the point the CJ found it necessary to warn the country and expose the distardly acts of intimidation. The dark forces are going to tell us not to worry, the CJ is just working for Raila.

    CORD warned the country today that leaflets are being circulated in Nairobi and Nakuru telling CORD supporters which are presumed to be non Kikuyus to leave those urban centres. We know that the 1.7 voter registration in Nairobi which is becoming more and more CORD is a huge nightmare to Uhuru and his presumed tyranny of tribalism. It should not surprise anybody that people will be told told Nairobi ina wenyewe and the guests should leave. What happens if people refuse to leave and insist on voting for their preferred candidates?

    We can see all the signs of electoral chaos and if people keep quiet and wait for the chaos we are going to have it and it will make 2007 look like a warm up. Kenya cannot afford another electoral chaos because if we get one this time we will lose the country because nobody will back off. This nonsense has to be stopped now. I think we are fine with the IEBC but the problem is going to be voter supression and state interference. If that can be handled all these appointtees waiting to go work for Uhuru will have to look for other jobs. Remember Kibaki is still hanging on to the illegal county commissioners even after the court ruled they are no such jobs. Talk about impunity. These folks don’t give a shit about anything and certainly not our courts.

  6. The articles you quote from katiba come into effect after the general election. Nothing illegal about the appointments. Distasteful,yes, illegal, no.

    • Particia,

      You may be right about the legality of the appointments and about the fact that the whole thing stinks but what should worry all of us is this mad rush by Kibaki and his shetanis when the election is just a few days away. Can’t they just leave some little work for the next president?

      What is pretty obvious is that there is carpet bombing by the forces of impunity to prepare the ground for an Uhuru presidency which is the only thing acceptable to them. We know how desperate these people are. They even tried to persuade their Uhuru to accept Mudavadi fearing exactly what they are seeing now which is the fact that CORD is on the verge of winning this election. It scares the hell out of some people in big places and they are prepared to stop it by any means necessary.

      In 2007 everybody saw a massive rigging plan on the works. Kibaki was busy appointing his friends including his personal lawyer, Kihara Muttu to take control of the ECK. When people like Raila warned the country but we were told to ignore him, everything was alright. We saw tons of APs being deployed in some areas to do the dirty work of the state. We were told not to worry.

      We obeyed the not to worry orders and look where that took the country. We damn near lost it. Kibaki ended up being sworn in in darkness by his dark forces and the country went to war with itself as Kibaki remained hiding in State House and as we know now sending Mungiki murderers to Naivasha and Nakuru. The matter is now before the ICC and right on cue we are in the same mess again.

      Today the CJ is under seige from the same forces of darkness to the point the CJ found it necessary to warn the country and expose the distardly acts of intimidation. The dark forces are going to tell us not to worry, the CJ is just working for Raila.

      CORD warned the country today that leaflets are being circulated in Nairobi and Nakuru telling CORD supporters which are presumed to be non Kikuyus to leave those urban centres. We know that the 1.7 voter registration in Nairobi which is becoming more and more CORD is a huge nightmare to Uhuru and his presumed tyranny of tribalism. It should not surprise anybody that people will be told told Nairobi ina wenyewe and the guests should leave. What happens if people refuse to leave and insist on voting for their preferred candidates?

      We can see all the signs of electoral chaos and if people keep quiet and wait for the chaos we are going to have it and it will make 2007 look like a warm up. Kenya cannot afford another electoral chaos because if we get one this time we will lose the country because nobody will back off. This nonsense has to be stopped now. I think we are fine with the IEBC but the problem is going to be voter supression and state interference. If that can be handled all these appointtees waiting to go work for Uhuru will have to look for other jobs. Remember Kibaki is still hanging on to the illegal county commissioners even after the court ruled they are no such jobs. Talk about impunity. These folks don’t give a shit about anything and certainly not our courts.

    • Does article 232 also only come effective after the general elections? That is even more important than article 132.

      Me thinks it does not. And besides the Prime Minister has rejected these appointments meaning they do not have his concurrence.

      What exactly does the law say about creating fictitious positions like the Deputy Ambassador’s that KIbaki’s is creating for his cronies?

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