How he managed to put together an intricate cybercrime network, spanning two continents, which stole a cool $41 million (Ksh. 4.1 billion) is stuff for legend. The amounts of money he is accused of stealing, from the comfort of his lavish home, can make any major bank heist look like child’s play. Perhaps the mother of all his alleged online scams, which undeniably confirms that Ray played in the big league of online scamming, is the one in which he is accused of conspiring to steal $124 million (Ksh.12.4 billion) from an unnamed English premier League soccer club. It is yet to be confirmed whether the scam was successful or not.
If the main role of a lawmaker were to be defending their political bosses in political rallies and on social media, then Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi would rank top of the list of the most hardworking MPs, when it comes to his ferocious defense of Kenya’s DP Dr. William Ruto.
The lavish chartered private jet, which Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed used to fly to Dubai on Thursday afternoon, has been the talk of town since its photos first hit the internet. Arguably the closest Raila Odinga confidantes in ODM, the two Baba stalwarts were on a mission to... Continue Reading →
Celebrities and public figures will always attract love and hate, cheers and jeers, in equal measure. Kenyan netizens are known for their extremely savage, ruthless and unforgiving tackles when it comes to deconstructing their online targets. Woe unto you if you find yourself on the receiving end of angry Kenyans on social media. The latest... Continue Reading →
Famous Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud undertook some of the earliest extensive studies on the human mind. For instance, he discovered that the human mind is largely made up of two parts: a much bigger unconscious part and a smaller conscious part (which he described as just a tip of the iceberg). Though he pointed... Continue Reading →
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Given that some of our closest neighbors are known to have voted against Kenya, shows how petty sibling rivalry, mistrust and selfish interests of the member states within the East African Community (EAC) and IGAD keep putting ugly barriers in the way of prosperity of the larger Eastern Africa and Horn of Africa regions.
For starters, there is that rare good feeling that comes when a young person is admitted to the table of grownups, where important matters are discussed and serious decisions are made. It shows that Kenya has come of age and won global admiration while at it. This, coupled with the fact that Kenya was recently ranked the third largest economy in Africa, can tell you that this country is poised to go places; but, only if we sanitize our divisive tribal politics and tame the embarrassing appetite that our leaders exhibit in plundering public resources.
As for Waiguru's impeachment; this fiasco has slowly taken the shape of a Tanga Tanga vs the Handshake Team duel; that is how the impeachment attempt became dead on arrival. the matter is no longer on Waiguru's hands, but in the safe hands of the big boys at the top. Politics being a game of optics and perceptions, the bigger picture always matters.
A good example is the recent impeachment against POTUS Donald Trump - perhaps the sickest president on earth today. It is not that the senators from the Grand old Party don't know that their president is sick. But, the moment this looked like a Democrats Vs Republicans duel, the Republican senators (who have a majority in the senate) had to save Trump for the sake of the party's image.
This is the same way governor Waiguru will be saved at the Kenyan Senate; not because they love her, but for the sake of the Handshake Team's image. Can you imagine a situation where the Tanga Tanga brigade claims victory in the event that Governor Waiguru is impeached? What does that politically portend for the Handshake Team in Central Kenya, as we head to 2022? Doom!