Son of a Thief:

Son of a Thief: How do the Rich Acquire Wealth in Kenya?

“President Uhuru Kenyatta is my age mate. I have known him since we were boys, he is a drunk and he can’t even run a kiosk. He used to run a horticulture business and a bar. They went bankrupt and that’s the same way he is bankrupting Kenya.”

David Ndii (Economist)
It is an open secret; Uhuru Kenyatta is a son of a thief. His father, Jomo Kenyatta was a land grabber and a man who used state resources to enrich himself. Click To Tweet

Open Secret: How Kenya’s Rich Acquire Wealth…

Founding Father Jomo Kenyatta with wife Mama Ngina Kenyatta and children Muhoho left Nyokabi centre and Uhuru
Founding Father Jomo Kenyatta with wife Mama Ngina Kenyatta and children Muhoho left Nyokabi centre and Uhuru

It is an open secret; Uhuru Kenyatta is a son of a thief. His father, Jomo Kenyatta was a land grabber and a man who used state resources to enrich himself.

He left prison a poor man and died with so much wealth. His family stole land, poached wildlife, and he abused power, all this is documented. When Jomo Kenyatta died, he left so much wealth that his family would never have a reason to work again. Ever.

This article will make more sense if you get a background of how Kenya was founded. Have you ever wondered about the genuine reason why Kenyatta Day was changed to Mashujaa Day?

Click here to open this article in a new tab and understand the deeper, almost uncovered history of Mashujaa Day and a Look Into the Future: What Mashujaa Day will Look Like in 10 Years…

A Picture of President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Deputy President William Samoei Ruto - Son of a Thief by Boniface Mwangi
A Picture of President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Deputy President William Samoei Ruto – Son of a Thief by Boniface Mwangi

Uhuru Kenyatta was born in to that wealth. Uhuru had never worked anywhere in his life. He had no track record of self-discipline, critical thinking or even innovation.

All he had was a famous last name courtesy of his traitorous, thieving father. But you know, Kenyans, we love rich people, doesn’t matter if they’re rapist, killers, drug dealer or just lazy alcoholics.

All Uhuru did was hire a British Public Relations firm to say he was young, digital and that International Criminal Court wanted to jail him the way they jailed his father.

Kenyans bought the lie, after all our education system doesn’t teach us to be independent, critical thinkers instead we cram to pass exams. In Kenya, to become a critical thinker, to question things is something that you have to deliberately teach yourself.

Most Kenyans think like a mob, and that mob mentality carries the collective intelligence of a sheep and we thoughtlessly followed a hyena because it had camouflaged like one of us complete with sheep cologne. Click To Tweet
Diaper Mentality - Activists took to Nairobi's streets to protest Kenya's political immaturity, but the rally was soon put to bed
Diaper Mentality – Activists took to Nairobi’s streets to protest Kenya’s political immaturity, but the rally was soon put to bed

Most Kenyans think like a mob, and that mob mentality carries the collective intelligence of a sheep and we thoughtlessly followed a hyena because it had camouflaged like one of us complete with sheep cologne.

When Uhuru Kenyatta was running for president, his supporters said, let’s vote for the son of Jomo Kenyatta, he is a rich man and he will not steal from us.

We ignored that Uhuru Kenyatta was introduced into politics by another thief Daniel Arap Moi who looted and bankrupted Kenya. Well, the people queued and voted Uhuru not once or twice but thrice.

When Uhuru Kenyatta was running for president, his supporters said: let’s vote for the son of Jomo Kenyatta, he is a rich man and he will not steal from us. Click To Tweet

Before you continue reading this, I highly recommend this article about How Kenya has Failed her Youth written by Boniface Mwangi.

It is an honest, emotional and critical perspective on the current state of Kenya in relation to Radicalisation of Youth and Terrorism. Click here to open the article in a new tab.

Uhuru impersonators in Sh10m scam out on bond

On 25th February 2019, 7 suspects were arraigned in court for conning Naushad Merali off Sh80 million. Using 0722-208842, the suspects were said to have impersonated Uhuru’s voice. That is what the police reported. Later on the story changed.

The figure dramatically reduced to Sh 10 million, which means at least 70 million was delivered to the recipient. Merali said he was called by a person claiming to be the president to give the bribe. Because that’s the norm, Merali prepared the money.

The suspects who are said to be well connected with links to the President’s office Harambee House and State House collected the money. The money was picked by a convoy of three vehicles, armed police officers complete with police outriders.

Such bribe pick up was the norm before elections as business people funded the Uhuruto’s campaign. The suspects in court were executing something they know happens regularly in Kenya. That’s why the suspects want the prosecution to produce Uhuru as a state witness.

On 25th February 2019, 7 suspects were arraigned in court for conning Naushad Merali off Sh80 million. Using 0722-208842, the suspects were said to have impersonated Uhuru’s voice. Click To Tweet

What would have happened in other developed countries?

Naushad Merali on the cover of Forbes - On 25th February 2019, 7 suspects were arraigned in court for conning Naushad Merali off Sh80 million
Naushad Merali on the cover of Forbes – On 25th February 2019, 7 suspects were arraigned in court for conning Naushad Merali off Sh80 million

In other developed countries, Merali would have gone to the police to report the president was extorting him but because that’s how he does business, he bribed.

In other developed countries, Merali would have gone to the police to report the president was extorting him but because that’s how he does business, he bribed. Click To Tweet

Merali is not a child: he is a 68 year old man who in 2012 according to Forbes Africa’s richest is worth 410 million dollars. He is President Moi’s business partner in some investments. Merali has been mentioned in the Kroll and the Goldenberg reports on how Kenya was looted by Moi.

The Bribing Culture in Kenya

Christopher Smith and Nicholas Smith are accused of corruptly agreeing to pay KNEC officials undisclosed amount of money between October 2008 and November 2010 to secure a printing deal with the examinations body. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Christopher Smith and Nicholas Smith are accused of corruptly agreeing to pay KNEC officials undisclosed amount of money between October 2008 and November 2010 to secure a printing deal with the examinations body. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Merali was paying a bribe to Uhuru for a tender and it is clearly something he has done for many years. Merali owns the Sameer Group and is an 18% shareholder of Commercial Bank of Africa. So Merali knew it wasn’t unusual for a sitting Kenyan President to ask for a bribe.

Bribe giving in Kenya is routine. We bribe police officers to let us free, teachers to give us good marks, lectures with our bodies to get Sexually Transmitted Degrees. Kenya is a one of most corrupt countries in the world.

Bribe giving in Kenya is routine. We bribe police officers to let us free, teachers to give us good marks, lectures with our bodies to get Sexually Transmitted Degrees. Click To Tweet

Mysterious “anti-corruption” banners show up all over Nairobi

Beyond Zero Campaign v/s Beyond Zero Corruption

While Margaret Kenyatta is running useless marathons and begging us to donate, her husband is overseeing the looting of Kenya.

Although it appears as if Uhuru Kenyatta and his team have worked hard to expose the stealing and land grabbing of his deputy President William Ruto, we now know Uhuru isn’t innocent.

Uhuru is the president, he is the one who is the head of the country, and like fish, Kenya is rotting from the head.

While Margaret Kenyatta is running useless marathons and begging us to donate, her husband is overseeing the looting of Kenya. Click To Tweet

Uhuru Kenyatta disregarded expert advice and wasted Sh24.6 billion on the laptop project. He decided to build a railway, using old technology parallel to an existing railway at a cost of KSh 327 billion.

In the process of building the railway he defied court orders to build the railway inside Nairobi National Park. If that’s not enough he has presided over phantom projects, Galana Kulalu Irrigation, Dams, Kenya Power, National Oil , meat factory, etc.

The Curse of Corruption in Kenya

The extent of corruption in Kenya today is mind-boggling. We are drinking poisoned sugar, eating poisoned food as we make noise online. Kenyans need to rise up and demand better.

Kenya is at the mercy of a hopeless, incompetent drunk! We shall pay dearly for voting for the son of a thief. In all this, Raila Odinga, who was once a patriot and joined the son of a thief is now silent.

I hope Raila Odinga doesn’t destroy his legacy as a patriot by staying quiet. As Martin Luther King, Jr said: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Raila’s silence will not be forgotten.

The extent of corruption in Kenya today is mind-boggling. We are drinking poisoned sugar, eating poisoned food as we make noise online. Kenyans need to rise up and demand better. Click To Tweet

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