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