OPEN LETTER TO ISIOLO COUNTY COMMISSIONER MR. GEORGE NATEMBEYA REGARDING HIS SHOOT-TO-KILL ORDERS

George Natembeya-Isiolo County Commissioner

The attention of the Independent medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) has been drawn to a statement you are said to have issued during a peace meeting in Isiolo on Thursday 12th November 2015 authorizing shoot-to kill-orders against anyone found carrying firearms.

This order, in your view would contribute to curb general insecurity and cattle rustling in Isiolo County. Whereas we condemn crime in all its manifestations, and appreciate you efforts in enhancing public safety and security, it is our considered opinion that your orders are in total disregard of the Constitution of Kenya and the law and will only contribute to aggravating insecurity.

We wish to unequivocally express our dismay at this order that is not only a license for extrajudicial executions but also militates against the rules of natural justice, where one is assumed innocent until proven guilty through a competent judicial process. In addressing crime and insecurity the law has to be safeguarded and such an order is an outright affront to the provision of article 26 of the Constitution on the right to life and an unacceptable violation of the National Police Service Act 2011.

We’d wish to bring to your attention the provisions of the sixth schedule of the National Police Service Act 2011 that sets out the rules and procedures on use of force and firearms by police officers. The law is categorical that force and firearms will only be used where less extreme means are inadequate; ostensibly to protect life and for self-defence. As such, blanket shoot-to-kill orders from anyone must be treated with the contempt they deserve. Any directive contrary to the set legal guidelines must be considered void ab initio. We remain ready to discuss with your good office the possibility of supporting the establishment of the County Policing Authority in Isiolo County with a view to putting in place a more sustainable approach to public safety and security in the county.

We highly value and recognize the critical role played by the National Police Service in fostering public safety and security and it is our considered view that intelligence policing should be strengthened to avert criminal activities not only in Isiolo county but the entire country. Shoot-tokill directives are a thing of the past and should not be replacements to an integrated community driven security agenda for this country.

It is for this reason that we demand that you denounces this directive in order to allay public fears and reassure residents of Isiolo County and Kenyans in general of your commitment to safeguarding the Constitution and the rule of law. We at the same time urge police officers to ignore Mr. Natembeya’s orders and continue serving Kenyans within the ambits of the law.

We appeal to the Director of Public Prosecutions to investigate these utterances with a view to instituting proceedings against Mr. Natembeya.

Signed: Peter Kiama,


Executive director

Independent Medico-Legal Unit

DID SENATOR KUTI PANIC OR IT WAS STRATEGIC MOVE TO DEFECT TO NARC?

Billboards Scores of youth have been injured over rivalry of erection of billboards by sides backing incumbent Governor Godana Doyo and his political mentor turned rival Senator Mohammed Kuti. Dr Kuti is eyeing the governor’s seat in the August 8 polls and authorities have warned both over the clashes that had left scores injured. Photos By ALI ABDI/STANDARD

The defection of Isiolo Senator Mohamed Abdi Kuti to Narc-Kenya from Jubilee Party has brought interesting dimensions into the gubernatorial race. The question is; was it strategic or survival tactic?

Kuti is eyeing the Governor’s seat held by Godana Doyo. His defection now leaves former Tana Athi River Development Authority chairman Abdul Bahari as the sole JP aspirant for the seat in the nominations slated for Tuesday.

Two weeks ago, Governor Doyo decamped to Party for Development and Reforms from JP, a move that left the race to Kuti and Bahari.

Kuti, while accompanied by his running mate Abdi Issa and four MCAs, announced his defection at Narc-Kenya headquarters in Nairobi. The Senator claimed he was prompted to make the shift following claims that the Bahari camp planned to rig him out.

“I moved because I lost faith with the election board that was inclined towards my rivals,” he claimed.

Last week, the party dismissed three returning officers but the board chairman Abduba Sama said it was done by the head office.

Kuti on Wednesday wrote a resignation letter to JP after his camp’s plea for their grievances to be addressed fell on deaf ears. Some local pundits view his defection as a way to counter a directive by Borana Council of Elders who last Monday asked all Borana clans to vote for Bahari at nomination stage. The elders led by their chairman Abdullahi Haji Gonjobe summoned all the four Borana aspirants to make the announcement. Apart from Bahari and Doyo, other gubernatorial aspirants who attended the meeting were Hussein Golicha (Kanu) and Adan Kabelo (ODM).

CONFIDENCE

“It was evident that majority of Borana would have voted for Bahari and his running mate (Domiciano Mainge),’’ said Daud Tari, an NGO official.

He said Kuti has every reason to be concerned.

“His defection is not going to change anything. Our camp still has majority of Borana and non-Borana speakers like Meru, Turkana, Somali clans and Samburu. Kuti has panicked and written his own political obituary,’’ said Jarso Guyo, from Bahari’s camp.

Governor Doyo says he is confident of retaining his seat in the August elections owing to his development projects. “We have transformed our county in just four years and the voters are with me,” he says.

KUTI’s RUNNING MATE FACES SHOCKING INTEGRITY ISSUES

 

EXCLUSIVE

By Salad Malicha

Senator right in dark glasses (Centre) and Dr. Abdi Greek on the right

Isiolo Senator, Mohammed Kuti, has picked a former UK-based Doctor as his running mate in the race for the Isiolo gubernatorial seat. Dr Kuti officially declared that Dr. Abdi Ibrahim Issa alias Abdi Kishoto will be his running mate in his bid to clinch the county top seat in the August election.

Strange as it may be, after digging into the background check of one Dr. Abdi Ibrahim Issa alias Abdi Greek Issa’s activities in UK, some shocking revelations according to The SUN Tabloid have emerged that the expose’ might end his prospective political ambition. This has emerged in the wake of new constitutional requirements on integrity for all aspirants participating in the August polls.

The SUN tabloid of 3rd October ran a sensational headline; “LICENCE TO ILL- Investigation reveals dodgy GPs (General Practioners) getting cash to help minicab and Uber drivers fake medical test over fitness to drive”

In United Kingdom, General Practioners (GPs) are required to sign a medical statement that prospective PHV drivers are fit and healthy. But, an undercover investigation found three doctors who allegedly approved minicab medical forms for money.

The Transport for London (TfL) PHV driver licence application asks GPs to check prospective cabbies for details of cardiovascular disease, seizures and problems with eyesight or injuries.

And it states: “This form should be taken to a registered medical practitioner who has access to your full medical history, typically your GP, for completion.

“If it is not completed by someone who has access to your full medical history this could lead to delays in the processing of your medical.”

However, an investigation by The Sun newspaper journalist posing as a PHV driver found that Dr Ashraful Haque Mirza, a GP in Morden, South London, allegedly accepted a cash bribe to fake the results of eyesight and blood pressure tests.
The journalist was passed as medically fit despite telling Dr Mirza that his vision, “gets a bit blurry”. To which the doctor allegedly replied: “Right, OK, fine, they won’t give you any problems with that”.

A PHV driver applying for a renewal of his TfL minicab licence was also filmed leaving Dr Mirza’s surgery and said: “I live in Hounslow, my GP said the health checks would cost £150 and take eight days. Here it takes five minutes and £50.”

Another doctor in Barking, East London, also agreed to sign off the TfL forms presented by the undercover reporter and falsely declare he had seen his full medical history.
And it was further alleged that a minicab company had contracted a doctor in Hounslow, Dr Abdi Greek, to fast track the medical forms of drivers without asking to see the medical records of the PHV licence applicants.

A spokesman for Uber said:

‘There should be tough action against any GP who has falsified medical certificates and any test centres found to cheat the system should be closed down.’

Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, also praised The Sun for lifting the lid.
Labour MP and Transport Committee member of House of Commons Graham Stringer said: “This is a serious scandal which is putting the public at risk.”

TfL chief operating officer for surface transport Garrett Emmerson said: “We take all allegations of fraud very seriously and will investigate.”

Chief executive of the General Medical Council Niall Ferguson said the organisation would be investigating the claims, “as a matter of urgency”.

In the wake of such startling revelations the fate of one Dr. Abdi hitherto lies with Multi-Agency Team dealing with matters of those individuals pursuing political office in Kenya.

Dr. Abdi Issa Greek who is a British national according to Public Register had the following registered companies. The first one was dissolved, the second he is active Director till today and the last one he resigned as Director.


BAYSWATER PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD (Company Reg. No. 09547015)

COMPANY STATUS
Dissolved

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS

116 Clarence Street, Southall, Middlesex, England, UB2 5BW

ROLE
Director

APPOINTED ON
1st May 2015

NATIONALITY
British

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
England

OCCUPATION
Doctor


BAYSWATER MEDICAL SERVICES LIMITED (Company Reg. No. 07999401)

COMPANY STATUS
Active

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS

Unit 5, Ground Floor,Red Lion Court,, Red Lion Court, Alexandra Road, Hounslow, England, TW3 1JS

ROLE (ACTIVE)
Director

APOINTED ON
21 March 2012

NATIONALITY
British

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
England

OCCUPATION
Doctor


DARUSSALAM CULTURAL CENTRE LTD (Company Registration No. 06844380)

COMPANY STATUS
Active

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS

116 Clarence Street, Southall, Middlesex, England, UB2 5BW

ROLE (RESIGNED)
Director

APPOINTED ON
1 April 2013

RESIGNED ON
6 May 2014

NATIONALITY
British

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
England

OCCUPATION

Doctor


That politicians with ongoing criminal cases, including those battling corruption and hate speech charges, now risk being locked out of the August General Election in an elaborate bid by vetting agencies to comply with Constitutional requirements on integrity. Those with suspicious degrees running for governor and president, as well as their running mates, will not be safe from the hammer.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), and the Registrar of Political Parties, and Office of the Attorney-General said that they will not leave anything to chance in a bid to clean up Kenyan leadership.

The institutions will enforce compliance with the leadership and integrity requirements by aspirants in the forthcoming General Election. 

Aspirants for political office are asked to declare if they have ever been convicted of any offence and sentenced to serve for at least six months, misused public resources, removed from register of members of professional organisations, dismissed from employment due to integrity, or whether they had been subject of criminal or disciplinary proceedings as public officers.

In this unfortunate scenario, Dr. Abdi Ibrahim alias Abdi Greek alias Abdi Kishoto should brace for hard times ahead with the electoral vetting agencies owing to the fact that he grossly violated basic tenets of Leadership and Integrity Act by engaging in wrongful conduct whilst in the furtherance of personal benefit and much worse falsifying official record.

I hope the vetting agencies will swing into action and deal with this matter expeditiously.

#WhispersFromTheNorth

STATE BANS NIGHT POLITICAL MEETINGS IN ISIOLO OVER SECURITY

A crowd aboard a lorry during a recent political rally in Isiolo Town. The government has banned night political meetings in Isiolo County, citing insecurity. PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By VIVIAN JEBET (Daily Nation Reporter)

IN SUMMARY

– He said surveillance on politicians is necessary since some of them incite the public to gain cheap ethnic popularity.

– He said no incidents of incitement have been reported.

But admitted that some locals recently conflicted over sharing of money dished out by politicians.

– The government has banned night political meetings in Isiolo County over security concerns.

Isiolo Deputy County Commissioner Mwachaunga Chaunga, while announcing the ban, cautioned that anyone found conducting political meetings will face the law.

The administrator further disclosed that the government is working closely with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to monitor hate speech by politicians.

“We have increased our surveillance countywide to monitor political leaders who spread hate messages and incite the public,” he said.

Mr Chaunga said surveillance on politicians is necessary since some of them incite the public to gain cheap ethnic popularity.

He said no incidents of incitement have been reported but admitted that some locals recently conflicted over sharing of money dished out by politicians.

“Politicians should sell their manifestoes to the public freely but should refrain from inciting youths,” he added.

DOYO SUPERVISED OVER IMPUNITY AND INSTITUTIONALISED CULTURE OF CORRUPTION SINCE 2013

 

 

PART III

By Salad Malicha

 

  • Maternal deaths has been hitting the ceiling every other day where we lose our babies and mothers. Currently the mortality rate/ maternal deaths stand at 700 deaths per 100,000 live births annually more than any other county in the Republic. The lame duck guy in the name of Governor has been playing with the lives of our people. He is a reckless mortal being who is indifferent to human lives. He is clueless on matters of governance and management. A staggering Ksh 840Million has been allocated to health care and they have nothing to show to the world. It has been established that Doyo’s spouse has opened a desk office in the Hospital for siphoning funds under the guise of beyond “Kafura Campaign” which was previously ‘beyond zero campaign”, a noble idea hatched by the First lady, Her Excellency Margaret Uhuru Kenyatta.

 

  • Garbatulla theatre was built by CDF (2011/2012) in collaboration with Japanese Red Cross and the same Doyo (who is good at opening and taking credits for donor funded projects) opened it last year and up to now it is not operational and absolutely dysfunctional. Just recently Kenya Red Cross purchased and donated a generator after a responsible Isiolo resident who subscribes to a lobby movement of the people by people and for the people dubbed FOB made a plea to the esteemed organisation. I convey my special gratitude to the Kenya Red Cross for quick intervention.

  • Merti theatre was built by the National government and equipped by UNFPA. The same miserable fellow ostensibly opened the very same theatre on 22nd October, 2016 and it was closed down the same day because it was a public relation gimmick project as his sole intention was not to launch the theatre but to counter the unstoppable hurricane FOB function in Merti.

 

  • Kinna theatre was a donor funded built by UNFPA in conjunction with CDF (2011/2012). Since then it has not been operational due to lack of basic essentials but strange as it maybe the shell structure was inaugurated by Doyo’s spouse. Up to now the said theatre is neither operational nor up and about.

 

  • Currently as I go on air, all the ambulances are permanently grounded including the state-of-the art one donated by NHIF courtesy of Hon. Bahari (Former MP, Isiolo South Constituency)  the only one purchased by DANIDA is overwhelmed with series of mechanical problems and soon it will also break down as it is misused to carry onions and potatoes. It was only recently that Kenya Red Cross donated two ambulances for the Isiolo County.
  • It was irony of the year that a rickety and jalopy “Tuktuk ambulance” donated by UNICEF emblazoned on it Isiolo County Government to take care of maternal health care is not operational as it is permanently parked under a tree. Interestingly, the “Tuktuk ambulance” assembled in China was distributed to Sericho and Bassa areas which is deeply sandy and muddy terrain. Without any benefit of doubt, “a substantial amount of money has been withdrawn from the County coffer that they bought the said “Tuktuk ambulance”.  As a matter of fact, a friend intimated to me that this could be one of the most sophisticated state-of-the art automobile which can even fly at higher nautical miles and at different altitudes.

 

 

  • Doyo and his bunch of CEC’s and CO’s won’t feel anything even if all our mothers and babies die because they have insatiable appetite for money meant for the poor and peasants- call it devolved poverty! This guy and his petty bourgeoisie can have moral authority to spend a whopping Kshs 40 Million drawn in form of impresst by the quack procurement officer with forged papers and took the cash in sacks to Merti in order to buy people’s loyalty who have not yet reaped the fruit of devolution. These fellows are nothing but just beasts on looting spree. That staggering amount withdrawn from taxpayers’ will purchase 4 fully equipped ambulances. This is a classical case of “man-eat-man society”
  • Doyo has the audacity to spend more than Kshs 2 million to hire a chopper from Isiolo to Ngaremara not knowing that amount can construct a fully equipped dispensary in Ngaremara and much worse he borrowed 18M from Langata Member of Parliament aspirant; Ahmed Papa on behalf of the peasants of Isiolo County. Doyo has misused Kshs 200 million to repair his house not knowing that amount can construct and fully equip 10 health centres countywide and also construct sufficient staff houses.
  • Isiolo County and Referral Hospital lacks basic drugs, medical equipment and other health care services. Money meant for mentally ill-patients has been stolen to an extent the poor patients fled the hospital and invaded villages in the neighbourhood due to lack of food in the Hospital. Mark you, Kshs 840M has been allocated to the Health sector. Doyo has no feelings at all. It’s inhumane. They are busy looting and misusing the public funds while the poor are languishing without health care which is enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution. Strangely they complain that they don’t have money for drugs, ambulances and other essentials.
  • The entire Sericho Division and it’s environ has no water because all the machines have broken down, the same case in Garbatulla and Kinna. The CEC for water does not hail from Isiolo but from Mandera. Will he feel anything even if all our people and our animals perish to oblivion??? Your guess is as good as mine. This is because we elected the untested Doyo who will relocate to Australia once he is defeated in the coming polls which is imminent. Isiolo County Referral Hospital is like “a waiting bay” for Kirua Hospital in Meru County.

 

  • Why is he dishing out two powerful Ministries (Finance & Health) to one individual as if there is no one capable of handling these dockets in the entire County? Doyo is behaving like this and still wants to be re- elected when he has destroyed the moral fabric of society and expect the people of Isiolo County to re-elect him again?
  • Doyo with all his ignorance and naivety branded official government cars with Jubilee Party colours to hoodwink the public that he is a Jubilee nominee and yet we know that there is a serious disconnects between Doyo and the party headquarters.  This is blatant misuse of public resources to enhance his dwindling political ambition which is outright violation of Election Act.
  • Godana Doyo duped and fooled the public that his wobbling administration has initiated KMTC College which does not exist. He secretly converted Merti Muslim Bus which was donated by former President Kibaki and branded it as the “college bus” purchased by Isiolo County Government. His dirty scheme was intervened by the charismatic County Commissioner, George Natembeya who confiscated the key and put it under his custody. The said college is not there unless it was built in outer space.
  • Just to remind members of the public Article 235 of the Constitution empowers the counties to establish offices and employ individuals performing functions allocated to them as stipulated in the Fourth Schedule.

 

  • Godana Doyo and his errand boys do not have any iota of commitments to fight corruption but they have rather perfected the art of pillaging tax payers’ funds.

 

DEVOLUTION STRANGLED BY ISIOLO COUNTY GOVERNMENT

By Salad Malicha

PART II

It was twists and turns of unprecedented event that has become the order of the day owing to the fact corruption and impunity has been fully entrenched into the establishment and supervised by the current regime of Isiolo County Government. Ironically the supporters of lame duck Governor do not want to hear or turn their ears the other side from the ills committed brazenly by the leadership in place who have exhibited untamed and unbridled greed to deep their hand into a cookie in the jar. Strangely, various stakeholders have called for sanity to prevail in a county which is in constant state of entropy.

The picture above shows the Governor waving into the air as people watch him.

Isiolo County government will and shall never tackle systemic corruption because its top leaders led by one Godana Doyo are beneficiaries of the loot while the downtrodden and hoi polloi’s are deliberately denied basic services with Billions pumped into one of the Northern Frontier County; Isiolo.  The resilient people of Isiolo County were not only concerned about the unprecedented high levels of corruption, but also the “disturbing inaction and indifference by the current limping Doyo regime.” On numerous occasion people have registered their grievances and complaints to relevant government agencies to act on broad day light corruption but their effort turned to be an exercise in futility. It was noted that that there is a serious lapse in governance and work ethics from the onsetIsiolo County government is promoting ethnicity, tribalism and overseeing corruption, and this is a complete failure on the part of Doyo and his henchmen and much worse they are also crafty and enemies of devolution from the beginning. Doyo should take responsibility for the runaway corruption superintended by his inept corrupt public servants supervised by his spouse. Doyo and his ilk lack commitments to fight corruption.

Biliqi Primary Sch in Cherrab.

The minimal investment in education in Isiolo County leaves a lot to be desired. Granted, education is a function of the National government. The Isiolo County Government must however look for more ways to raise the education standards of Isiolo if this county is to emerge from its dark past, bottom line.

Malkagalla Pry School pupils learning in a dilapidated structure

A functional vacuum sets in and one of the attendant possible consequences as nature tries to fill it in absence of recalibration of the County to constitutional requirements is greed! It is illogical to expect the Isiolo County mandarins to pull all the stops to exhaust the brazen embezzlement of devolved funds- including what appear to be prodigious procurements.

Malkagalla Pry school.

Democracies are said to seldom go to war against each other. But democracies are everywhere at war within themselves over corruption. Although political corruption is a lesser devil compared to other threats such as violence, despotism, repression or inequalities. It is a source of tension and instability.

Devolution has presented an opportunity for Kenya to correct its past misdeeds, if the new leadership of the counties does not exploit these opportunities and instead invest their time in unnecessary drama and showbiz, it will be the worst betrayal of a desperate public. And that is what Godana Doyo has perfected it. He has high affinity for tax payers’ funds instead of channeling it towards development programmes. Godana Doyo and his ilk lack commitments to fight corruption by his top leeches and greedy nabobs.

Chumvi Yare Pry. Sch- Pupils learning under a tree

Before I embark on the reality check unfolding in Isiolo County Government, I wish to pin point some of the shocking grey areas that has overwhelmed the Doyo regime in part III of this expose’

 

Why Democracy is not suitable for Kenya- Isiolo

637px-coat-of-arms-detailed-rgb.pngBy Brian Rop- (U-report)

The whole political setting of this country leaves so little to be admired and the analyses that can be given would show we are far from enjoying politics that is geared towards improving the welfare of the community. Devolution ought to have given a big chance especially to counties that have been neglected by every other single regime that came to power and am talking about the Northern Frontier Districts which for now over half a century is being termed as a ‘marginalized community’.

Isiolo County had had a share of shoddy governance and the story of embezzlements of funds has been the talk of the town and heading to the end of Doyo’s reign the residents of Isiolo have little to show and the fruits of devolution are yet to benefit the common ‘mwananchi'(citizen).

In the midst of all of that the latest trip by the Governor, some MCAs, the speaker Mohammed Tupi as well as Nominated Senator Fatuma Dhullo to Dubai was a clear indication of how ill-informed Doyo’s administration is. They termed the trip as a ‘political Strategic meeting’ whatever that means am yet to know and they ended up spending millions while people are suffering.

The rains are causing havocs and roads seems impassable, Sericho and Iresa Boru have water shortage problems that is escalating as days pass by. The people of Bula Pesa are forced to head home before the dark for fear of the only bridge they have being carried away.

Isiolo General Hospital is way below a level four hospital, Kinna dispensary is on the verge of being closed for luck of medicine and all this is happening with the County enjoying a budget of way above 2bn annually. Who is fooling who? Nominated Senator Fatuma Dullo tried to justify the trip to Dubai by saying they went to meet investors and the question is who is she in the county government of Isiolo? Is she the deputy governor? The speaker of county assembly?

I am just wondering she is meeting investors as who? These mind games are not her thing and she made a fool out of herself trying to explain things that make no sense at all. Every single person needs to be accountable for their actions and if things are not right then they need to be ready to accept questions no matter how hard they come. Democracy allows for criticism and it’s the only way these misleaders will be put to test.