What the hell????
Kenya is NOT a communist state or authotarian state that one has to get PERMISSION to travel abroad! Is kituyi smoking peyote?
Kityui, who tabled supporting documents, also questioning Mapelu’s decision to promise the people of Southern Sudan that the cement manufacturer would construct schools in the region.
Promising to build schools ni BIASHARA. When BAT (UK controlled company) or EABL (UK controlled company) or Bill Gates Foundation decide to donate funds they can do it ANYWHERE they want!In any case, most Firms donate as a means of ADVERTISING. Tulijenga shule na cementi kutoka East Africa Portland! Chances are EAPCC would have provided the cement while aid agencies the rest!
Crown Berger (Mozambique/Malawi controlled) donates paint to various Kenyan institutions in order to drum up additional business! It gets into the press & greases the path into a new market.
Ole Mapelu wants to tap into the HUGE S. Sudan market! The aid money will flow in for new roads, schools & hospitals! They will need cement. Better to sell Kenyan cement than Egyptian.
kituyi is the Trade & Industry minister but doesn't sound like one!
Mapelu, while on a tour of the region, also allegedly promised that his company would train the local people in masonry, construction, and other skills in and outside Kenya as part the company’s social corporate responsibility.
That is a SMART idea. By training masons & construction, you get more folks using, GASP, cement!!! This is DEMAND PULL economics... Without guys who know how to build using cement, there will be little cement consumption!If only Kenya had trained contractors to use cement for roads then we could boost the local producers instead of importing bitumen.
Ole Mapelu is being accused of donating 4,000 bags of cement to S. Sudanese officials without "Board" permission. At most, this is an oversight BUT the value is nominal considering Ole Mapelu is looking at exporting & selling MILLIONS of bags as well as building a factory in Sudan!
Does kituyi prefer the Sudanese use local mud instead of Kenyan cement?
With "friend" like kituyi does Kenya need enemies?
There is something very FISHY going on... And it ain't the fish that are stinking!