Saturday, April 06, 2013

Suggested Gifts for Mwai Kibaki

So taxpayer funded AND subsidized National Oil of Kenya (NOCK), via Sumayya Athman, offered to build Mwai Kibaki a petrol station wherever he wants regardless of the financial viability of the petrol station?

So I asked Kenyans On Twitter aka #KOT for suggestions and they do not disappoint!

Via @coldtusker : Why doesn't @KCBGroup follow in NOCK's footsteps & offer to build a branch wherever kibz wants? cc @JoshuaOigara (CEO of KCB)
Via @sunnywords : Perhaps @SafaricomLtd could offer a base station of his choice?
Via @geonal : Let SK Macharia's RMS build him a private vernacular FM station.
Via @geonal : Let @kwskenya give him a game park
Via @pengithinji : @KenyaRailways_ shouldn't be left out! That way we would have a line laid out all the way to Mweiga.
Via @MistaWahome : Unga Limited can grant him a giant Posho Mill
Via @evansowiddo : @KenyaPower should add a standby generator to enable kibaki use his massage chairs when there is a blackout
Via @msnaserian : or just build him is own power generating plant
Via @msnaserian : Maybe the @KenyaAirports will offer to construct him an airport
Via @denniskioko : China will build him a dual carriageway to his home, while @kenyapower will build him a substation.
Via denniskioko : @Safaricom will build him an Mpesa outlet. City Council will give break down truck.
Via kevonshky : @KenyaPower will give him Candles
Via fashbesz : Kenya Ports Authority set to build kibaki a port at a place of his choice
Via @jgakinya : Then Cube movers will move him from state house to his half a b residence in Mweiga for free.
Via @lynnkathu : and Othaya peoples(sic) a tea factory
Via @danaceda : Tuesday, I will also give the retired president all the Benga in the whole world for him to listen to exclusively at Mweiga.
Via @symowain : KPC should connect the #PetrolStation with an all expense paid pipeline to make the freebie worth,operational.
Via @kuxii : me thinks they'll (@KenyaPower) give him a generator.
Via @leomukasa : New KCC...installing a milk plant, complete with piping and taps in every room in Kibaki's retirement house
Via @ShadrackKimutai NCC should give him a yellow tire clamp.
Via @ShadrackKimutai Lawyers should build him a Golf Course at othaya.
Via @KipkemboiKoech : Will Kenyatta Hospital gift the whole surgical wing to Kibaki while we are at it?
Via @JacksonTheuri : I propose Kenyans and Ugandans give Kibaki #migingo as a gift to solve the row over that rock.
Via @optimmyst : @kwsKenya to also set up a game reserve at his 500m house balcony
Via @maruwinnie : Tuskys or @Nakumatt shud be falling over themselves to build a supermkt in his compound
Via @emalid : Nakumatt to also set up a mini-store for Kibaki hapo nje kwa gate
Via @MosesMuya : Kenyans on Twitter will keep him entertained for the rest of his life! #SemaCrazy cc #KOT : Please action this! :)
Via @KipkemboiKoech : A year supply of Paraffin from NOCK would have been a better idea since he will have to live with @KenyaPower's vagaries.
Via EvangelineChao : Equity to put up an ATM at his Othaya Compound.
Via @ochoti : Kenya Ports Authority should open a port at the banks of River Chania.
Via @fmbuthia : Ogopa Dejays wampatie recording deal ya mwaka moja
Via EvangelineChao : Drama festivals national finalists will perform for him in his Othaya compound, every year.
Via EvangelineChao : Multichoice will dedicate a rain-proof satellite dish to him.
Via EvangelineChao : KPLC will build non-hydrophobic power lines just for him.
Via @ochoti : @iebcpage to put up a polling station in his compound for his domestic staff.
Via @ShadrackKimutai : Matatu owners association should buy him a 33 seater manyanga
Via @kamwega : Kiwi should just provide a lifetime shoe polish
Via @virgie_shikoh : how abt Mercedes establish a showroom at his mweiga home
Via EvangelineChao : Kenya Meteorological Department to always predict the weather in his favour.
Via @TitusDedKIMZ : @kenyaairports to build a runway on his balcony!!
Via @gitts : from supa loaf... you know the rest
Via @TheAkiru : Kenyatta Hospital to open a branch in his compound
Via @Odary_G : @SafaricomLtd allow his bonga pnts 2 redeem migingo island
Via @risperg : Kibera guys should ng'oa reli and take it to Othaya as a thank you gift.
Via @iDaywa : Dong Fang on Biashara St. to offer curtains anywhere he wishes to speak behind from like the way he did with RAO.
Via @joeemgee : @SubaruKenya should setup a service station in his compound, he is the king of subarus
Via @mmnjug : DT.Dobie will open a Mercedes service center in his compound for his fleet.
Via @kuirab : Maybe @CapitalFM_kenya will let Kibaki DJ a show, he can be DJ Baks
Via @mmnjug : KCC will open a milk processing plant in his compound.
Via @mentalacrobatic : No jokes the Agricultural Soc of Kenya gave Kibaki a cow called Pale. He'd direct Pale pale or pale Pale
Via @denniskioko : He he. Kibaki will have a city near his house by the end of it all.
Via @jgakinya : Doctors union to teach him how to consult so that RAO can stop complaining.
Via _Mboga_ : a trophy, by harambee sta.... Never mind
Via @PapaMarvokolo: China Wu yi will build A superhighway from his Bedroom to the Kitchen!!
Via @macharia_p: @AIRTEL_KE to extend #bonganabob for a lifetime for him
Via @mmnjug : This @NSEKenya will open a trading branch at Kibaki's home.
Via @mmnjug : Min.of Transport to bring home Mwai Kibaki Road from Tanzania to his farm.
Via @collns : wrigley to provide him with unlimited supply of pk
Via @MumbiKaigwa : Port Authority to move Kenya coastline to Othaya.

More coming...

Mwai Kibaki and his Retirement Goodies

Emilio Mwai Kibaki will retire, as Kenya's 3rd president, on 9th April 2013 when Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta will be sworn in as the 4th president.

Mwai Kibaki was elected with an overwhelming majority in 2002, and re-elected in a contentious election in 2007, and had a good run as president.

The overall consensus is that he did well in his 10 years as president despite some glaring cases that involved grand larceny during his administration. These include:
  • Scams associated with "Anglo-Leasing" & associated entities/persons
  • The NCPB maize 'allocation' scam
  • The fertilizer import scams
The biggest blot was the aftermath of the 2007 elections when the country literally burned when 3,000+ Kenyans were killed while 100,000+ displaced.

All that is now water under the bridge.

After the Supreme Court of Kenya ruled that Uhuru Kenyatta won the election, the government machinery started grinding away to effect the transition from Mwai Kibaki to Uhuru Kenyatta.

So... Kibaki knew his time was up. No more extensions by default. And the 'retirement' celebrations started. And the lovely gifts that come with it.

Retirement Bonus

How nice. Kibaki signed into law his own 'retirement bonus' while not signing off on a similar package for his VP & PM. For the record, I do not advocate they should receive the 'retirement bonus' either.

And this is the KES 500,000,000 retirement home for the Kibaki built at Taxpayer expense. I do not know if the house has been gifted to him or it will be 'returned' to the Taxpayers in the future.

Mwai Kibaki has approved a bill that awarded him a Sh25 million send-off package as well as other retirement benefits.The Presidential Retirement Benefits Amendment Bill grants President Kibaki and his predecessor Daniel arap Moi a monthly pension, house allowance and a monthly entertainment allowance.
The president will also be paid pension at the rate of 80 percent of his final salary of Sh700,000 meaning he would earn Sh560,000 a month. In addition he will be paid 40 percent of the current salary as entertainment allowance which translates to some Sh280,000.
Not a bad deal, eh? Let's review:
KES 25,000,000 'bonus' + 1,000,000 per month for life + medical benefits that includes treatment at the best hospitals abroad + luxury cars + drivers + bodyguards + + + [all paid for by the long suffering taxpayers]
  • The (taxpayer owned, subsidized & funded) National Oil Corporation will build a petrol station for Kibaki at a place of his choice.
  • The Ministry of Fisheries is to construct four fish ponds for him. Funded by the taxpayer. Not for the poor Kenyan farmer who barely ekes out a living. Not the residents of Nairobi or Moyale who need a green space with water features.
  • An aquarium by top public servants. I hope this was expensed to the ministries by these 'top public servants" rather than paid from their own pockets.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture [aka Taxpayer funded goons] 'donated' 2 Friesian dairy cows and 4 Zebu/Boran bulls.
  • The National Youth Service is to also sink a borehole for the outgoing President.
  • Two digital television sets by the Ministry of Information and Communications and a number of books. PS Bitange Ndemo said one of the TVs will be in Kibaki’s bedroom while the other is for the living room. *Note: @bantigito (Bitange Ndemo) informed me that the 2 TVs were a gift from the staff and NOT charged to the Ministry.
  • The University of Nairobi is to establish a library at President Kibaki’s home. The university will further give a copy of each of the books it has published to President Kibaki, Higher Education PS Crispus Kiamba said. The students do not need additional library facilities.
  • President Kibaki was further awarded two high tech massage chairs. The article doesn't say who paid for these. Well, the taxpayer paid for them.
  • The Judiciary gave him a set of golf clubs.
This one takes the cake!

National Oil managing director Sumayya Athmani said the petrol station, a sign of appreciation for the huge expansion of the parastatal during Kibaki’s tenure, would be built in the next three months.

So NOCK is a taxpayer funded organization that probably delivers below average returns & is given preferential treatment. So, Sumayya who is a 1/44,000,000,000 owner of NOCK is making a decision that is NOT a commercial decision to build a petrol station based on winning brownie points?
Mr Otieno said some of the items donated to President Kibaki will be delivered on Tuesday when he will no longer be a state officer as the costs of the items exceed the limit stated by the Ethics and Economics Crimes Act. Hmmm, is this to beat the limits & restrictions of the Ethics and Economics Crimes Act?
Article 76(1) of the Constitution also reads; “A gift or donation to a State Officer on a public or official occasion is a gift or donation to the Republic and shall be delivered to the State unless exempted under an act of Parliament.”
Similarly, Section 11 (3) of the Public Officers Ethics Act states: “A public officer may accept a gift given to him in his official capacity, but unless the gift is a non-monetary that does not exceed the value prescribed by regulation, such gift shall be deemed to be a gift of the Public Officers Organisation.”
A jovial and smiling President Kibaki accepted the gifts as he joked in Kiswahili “nitazichukua (I will keep them).” Why not?