On 5th December 2018, I went to Equity Bank Mbale Branch at around 3.00 pm. A very sick man was brought in a Vihiga County ambulance and the vehicle was parked outside.
Accompanying him were some medics and his family including the wife.
The hospital needed money to treat this man. The man had money in his account but was unable to transact, even sign or use digital fingerprints because he was very ill. The wife pleaded with operations manager to get money on his behalf, but all this fell on deaf ears.
The operations manager and a Customer Care staff went to see him in the vehicle but they refused to help him get the money. The police on duty also noticed the situation and tried to intervene and plead with the manager and staff in vain.
Why wouldn’t they have used his passport picture to verify, used available identity card and take manual fingerprints using ink because he couldn’t sign? How inhuman can Equity Bank be?
I left the bank hall towards 4 pm and this customer had still not been helped.
Why would one bank with Equity Bank, a bank that would refuse to help you during your hour of need, reason being some bureaucracies?
Tuesday December 11, 2018 - Detectives have uncovered yet another corruption scandal at the National Youth Service involving fraudulent payments worth Ksh s1.2 billion.
Peter Ngumi from the Assets Recovery Agency and Investigating Officer Fredrick Musyoki, told a court that they came across the suspicious payments to more companies and individuals who had not been reported.
"Upon analyzing the bank statements and documents concerning the accounts of the respondents, I establish that they received funds fraudulently from the NYS and associates split into several transactions,” Musyoki said.
The documents revealed that Firstling Supplies received Kshs 795,199,245 million between July 4 and 13 in 2017.
Flagstone Merchants Limited received Kshs 195,176,275 million from NYS in March 2017.
Another company by the name Excella Supplies received Kshs 188, 890, 602 in payments.
On the other hand, Betty Omondi received a total of Kshs8.6 million in different payments in the months of February, April and July 2017.
This comes even as the NYS scandals number 1 and 2 are yet to be resolved with the suspects walking free.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - The South African lady who is the founder of the controversial ‘Boob Movement’ has shared new photos with her cleavage on display.
The lady by the name Abby Zeus describes the ‘The Boob Movement’ as an initiative to get women to be comfortable with their breasts and realise that breasts make a woman, not just sexually, but in a feminine way.
'If you're asking if my breasts are natural, yes, this is how I've looked since I was 13 years old. And I'm okay with it.'
'The only people allowed to have an opinion about breasts are newborn babies. I've never met a newborn baby who has a problem with breasts. So sssssshhhhhh!!!! '
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - Saumu Mbuvi, the daughter of Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, was impregnated by a wannabe politician from Muranga called Ben Gatu and rendered a single mother.
The youthful politician who unsuccessfully vied for the Mathioya Parliamentary seat during last year’s election has a habit of using and dumping daughters of wealthy politicians and Sonko’s daughter fell victim.
She later picked up the pieces and moved on after Ben dumped her and found a new lover.
Saumu is madly in love with her new bae and they are enjoying the finer things in life.
Although not much is known about him, he seems to be a well loaded man. They fly business class for vacations, roll with guzzlers and enjoy all the good things that life has to offer.
Here are photos of the lavish life of the two love-birds.
Equity is really disgusting. Garissa equity bank is really messing up with their customers.
This is another scandal in the making.
After the Garissa branch manager, Stephen Kirumba Macharia was exposed on matters pertaining fraud and illegal transfers of clients money to his friends and wife, and the bank keeping a low profile on the same with the help of HR manager Irene cherowny, here comes another scandal.
A client is crying foul after his money was withdrawn using the Equitel platform barely two days after being issued with an Equitel line by one staff by the name edwin ruto.
The stolen money is over 400 thousand.
The client initially was able to even check his balance using the issued Equitel line but immediately it malfunctioned and that's when the doom started. Withdrawals were made amounting to over 400 thousands as seen in the attached statement of account.
The Big question is how was a duplicate equitel line made without the presence of the client and money lost?
The answer is straight in your eyes. Someone inside the bank did that. No one could have accessed the client account and interfere with the client Equitel line by blocking it and issuing another one to transfer all the money.
Secondly, for those to say its the usual fraudulent activities done by kamiti goons, you are mistaken because no one in kamiti can block such line and issue another one.
Mind you this money was from a group of individuals hussling in this dusty insecure part of Kenya.
Equity,equity, equity bank how long will this frauds continue while you keep a low profile on this criminals in your vicinities.
Tuesday December 11, 2018- Deputy President William Ruto has promised to change the lives of Kiambu residents once and for all.
Speaking at PCEA Kenyatta Road where he presided over a church fundraiser, Ruto promised to give Ksh50billion to Kiambu County residents to uplift their living standards, noting that themoney will be rolled out in the next few years.
According to the DP, the money will be channelled through various initiatives including a 10,000-unit housing project under the Big Four Agenda.
The houses will be built in major towns in the county including Thika, Juja, Limuru, Kiambu and Gatundu.
“The housing project will create employment for more than 50,000 youth from the county," Ruto said.
The DP was accompanied by Kiambu Governor, Ferdinand Waititu, and MPs FrancisMunyua (Juja), Patrick Wainaina (Thika) and Didmus Barasa (Kimilili).
Tuesday December 11, 2018 - Kapseret Member of Parliament, Oscar Sudi, is now calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to go slow on the Kalenjin community over the enhanced war on graft that has been seen as one that targets parastatal heads from the Kalenjin community.
In a post to his people, Sudi, who is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, said the Kalenjin and GEMA communities had agreed to bury the hatchet and forge a unity deal among communities but are feeling betrayed in the ongoing war against corruption because they are the only ones seemingly being targeted.
“Our sons and daughters working in various state co-operations are now working in fear and agony due to the current purge on corruption,” said Sudi.
Sudi threatened to revisit the deal they had with Uhuru and the GEMA community in 2013 if the harassment does not stop.
“I want to request the President; has he forgotten the covenant that the Kalenjin nation made with the GEMA nation in 2013?”
“We agreed to bury the hatchet and forge a unity deal among the communities with the sole intention of transforming our country.”
“But it seems the President has forgotten all this including the votes the Kalenjin nation overwhelmingly voted for him in 2002, 2013, 2017A & 2017B,” reads part of Sudi’s post.
“My President Uhuru Kenyatta how does it feel when the children and families of these innocent sons and daughters of Kalenjin are going through all these?” he added in reference to the Kalenjins that have been implicated in corruption.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - You have certainly heard men and women getting liposuction to look slimmer but now men are paying an arm and a leg for the procedure in a bid to get six packs.
Apparently, the procedure can be used on both guys who work out at the gym, but find it hard to achieve or keep their 'athletic stomach look', as well as overweight patients who want more definition and a muscular look.
Interestingly, you will find a guy who used this procedure to get his six-packsstart going to the gym to deceive guys on social media.
Guys, unless it’s on medical grounds, it’s not that serious.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018-A video of a Chinese National assaulting a traffic police officer in Hurlingham has emerged.
According to blogger Cyprian Nyakundi, the traffic police officer stopped the uber they were travelling in and demanded to check the car.
He ordered the Chinese men to belt up for their own safety and instead of obeying the cop’s orders; one of them came out of the car and assaulted the police officer before driving away so fast.
” This incident happened around Hurligham area. They picked an Uber from Akilla and reaching Huligham , they were asked by a traffic officer to check the car and he found they didn’t belt up and the police officer asked them to belt and one of them got off, there was a commotion one of them slapping the police officer then they moved fast off” An eye-witness who sent the video said.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018-Shock and grief engulfed Otonglo area in Kisumu after a 26 year old lady killed herself and her two kids after she got wind that her husband was planning to marry a second wife.
The lady identified as Rukia Wasana locked herself and her two kids aged 6 and 3 and then set the house ablaze.
Kisumu location Chief, Simon Osege Orwa, confirmed the incident and said that the woman decided to take her life and that of her innocent kids after she found out that her husband was planning to bring in a new woman to be her co-wife.
She purchased petrol in a nearby petrol station and committed the act that has shocked the nation.
The woman’s husband was working in Eldoret during the time of the incident.
Here are photos of the lady who committed the heinous act and the two kids she killed.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018-Kiambu Governor, Ferdinard Waititu, popularly known as Baba Yao, is once again trending online after he launched a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the County Headquarters in Kiambu town.
The reason for Waititu trending is not because of how the ceremony was colorful-NO, the controversial Governor is causing a buzz because of the way he was dressed.
The former stone thrower tried to dress like Santa but flopped badly and ended up looking like a cartoon.
Check out this photo that has gone viral.
And this is how the mediocre Christmas tree looks like.
Wednesday December 12, 2018-Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and one time suspect in the National Youth Service (NYS) heist and Kirinyaga Governor, Ann Waiguru, are among personalities in Kenya awarded with Presidential awards on this Jamhuri Day.
In a gazette notice of Tuesday, December 11, Uhuru awarded Governors and other Government department leaders with the second most valuable award in the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya, the Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH).
"In recognition of distinguished and outstanding services rendered to the nation in various capacities and responsibilities, I, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of Kenya Defence Forces confer awards and honours to the following persons," read part of the gazette.
Apart from Waiguru and Joho, others awarded with the coveted honours include Suba South MP and National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi, Governors; Martin Wambora (Embu), Samuel Tunai (Narok), Cornel Rasanga (Siaya), Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo Marakwet) Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), Joyce Laboso (Bomet) , Josphat Nanok (Turkana).
On the other hand, Uhuru awarded Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji and Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti with the second order category Chief of the Order Burning Spear (CBS) honour.
Other personalities awarded with the CBS award are Baringo Senator and KANU party leader, Gideon Kipsiele Moi, Kisumu East MP Shakeel Shabbir, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa, Nairobi Senator Johnstone Sakaja, Kimilili MP Chris Wamalwa and nominated Senator Agnes Zani, Kibwezi East MP Jessica Nduku Kiko, former acting Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Njoroge Mbugua, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau, Narok Women Representative Soipan Tuya, Ntonyiri MP Maoka Maore.