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CS Mwangi Kiunjuri opens up about the DCI interrogation over 21billion dams scandal

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Via Mwangi Kiunjuri

My Personal Statement on the DCI summons today.

I am here because I have been summoned by the DCI Officers through a call and text message over the ongoing investigations into the two dams – Arror and Kimwarer to assist with information.

Whereas I support the war on corruption, and recognize that the DCI is doing a good job, I wish to express my honest feelings and thoughts to those who care to listen.

Over the past 7 months, my name has been dragged through mud, and appeared in newspapers and the social media for all the wrong reasons – from the maize scandal, sugar, fertilizer and now the dams!

This has led many Kenyans to conclude that I am a prime suspect. I have been prosecuted and judged by the court of public opinion and left to do whatever I may, to clear my name.

These are the kinds of experiences that when one goes through, they leave permanent dents and injuries to one’s inner soul and reputation no matter their outcome.

My very honest question and one that my family, friends and supporters are asking is this: why am I being taken through this painful journey? Why does there appear to be an effort to create a perception in the minds of Kenyans that I am a prime suspect?

My regrets are that this is happening in a country that has one of the most reputable intelligence service in the world capable of providing reliable and actionable intelligence to assist the DCI with information on who should be treated as a suspect and who should treated as a witness.

I am not seeking sympathy. I am seeking fair treatment. I will however face whatever is thrown my way with confidence, determination and patience fully well knowing that even the darkest night will surely end.





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DRCongo election official denies US corruption claim

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The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Corneille Nangaa and two other Congolese officials who monitored last year’s polls.

The Treasury Department froze Nangaa’s US assets. Washington accuses the trio of corruption and of obstructing democracy in December’s presidential election.

“I have never been involved in any kind of corruption,” Nangaa said on Twitter on Saturday.

“We acted according to the guidelines of the (electoral commission) board and under the control of the parliament.”

The US Treasury sanctions also target commission vice president Norbert Basengezi and Marcellin Mukolo Basengezi, a son of Basengezi who is an adviser to Nangaa.

The election saw Felix Tshisekedi controversially declared the winner, with the blessing of outgoing president Joseph Kabila.

It marked the country’s first peaceful handover of power since independence from Belgium in 1960.

Fellow opposition leader Martin Fayalu accused Nangaa of rigging the results.



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Fatuma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika defeats Zambia’s Phiri to retain WBC World Championship belt ▷ Kenya News

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Fatuma’Iron Fist’ Zarika retained her WBC Super bantamweight World Champion title after beating Zambia’s Catherine Phiri on Saturday, March 23, at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).

The Kenyan and Zambian fought for the second time in what was the mother of all rematches.

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Zarika was looking for the points whilst Phiri was looking for a knockout but Zarika kept coming out of the corner with a swing that caught Phiri off-guard. Zarika
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Zarika was looking for the points whilst Phiri was looking for a knockout but Zarika kept coming out of the corner with swings that caught the Zambian off-guard.

Phiri worked hard but did not land most of her blows and only took the fifth round while the rest went mostly Zarika’s way.

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Zarika reminded the excited crowd in attendance how she earned her name Iron first by landing heavy Punches down Phiris way, that gained her vital points to stand tall as the WBC Champion.

It was the Kenyan’s third title defence in Nairobi against the 32-year-old Zambian who was bidding to reclaim her WBC belt lost in Mexico and hoping to atone for her first loss to Zarika.

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NATO confirms plans for US military storage in Poland

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The Wall Street Journal reported that the $260 million facility will be located in Powidz, some 200 km (120 miles) west of Warsaw, and will house armoured vehicles, ammunition and weapons for a brigade.

Building work will start later this year and is expected to take two years, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg told the Journal. A NATO official confirmed the report was accurate.

NATO has increased defences along its eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its role in the ongoing Ukraine conflict.

Battlegroups have been deployed in the three Baltic states as well as Poland and NATO has launched an overhaul of its command structure and is taking steps to improve how quickly it can move troops and equipment around Europe in case of incursion.

The practice of “pre-positioning” equipment in strategic locations is also aimed at making it easier to deploy resources quickly in a crisis.

Stoltenberg told the Journal the new facility would “underpin the increased US presence in Poland”.

Poland’s government has been beefing up its military ties with the US, last month agreeing to buy American mobile rocket launchers worth $414 million and a year ago signing a $4.75 billion contract for a US-made Patriot anti-missile system.

Warsaw has also been pushing for the US to open a permanent military base. Nearly 5,000 American troops are already stationed on a rotational basis as part of NATO operations.



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