What is going on at the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC?
What is going on at the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC?
An anonymous user has posted this information on a Kenyan discussion forum regarding the goings-on at
the Kenya Embassy. We have reached out to our contacts in DC and will stay on this story until we know what is going on:
Wananchi wenzangu, I would like to bring to your attention a mega scandal that has been unearthed at the Kenya Embassy in Washington DC. As many of you may know, the scandal as reported here a while back involves the dissapearance of close to $2.5 Million in over a period of three years.
Most of these funds are collections from visa fees, passport renewal fees, funds allocated for settlement of newly posted staff, and funds for office renovation.
As Ogego and many diplomats in the DC office prepare to leave following rumors of an imminent reshuffle, those invloved in this scandal hatched a plan six weeks ago on how to cover up their criminal activities before a new team comes in.
HERE ARE THE FACTS
- Six weeks ago, The Ambassador HE Peter Rateng Oginga Ogego travelled to Kenya on what many thought was a recall. This trip was merely a sideshow and upon arrival in Nairobi, the Hon. Ambassador met senior officials to discuss how corruption at the Embassy could be covered.
It has been confirmed that most of the recipients of the $2.5 million are senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs based in Nairobi. These senior officials are said to have been frequent visitors in Washington DC and are part of a clique that forms a secret and yet a hard operational financial clandestine group within the government circles who are adamant that the next appointee to Washington MUST be one of “their own” in order to continue with their corrupt activities at the Embassy.
- As the Ambassador was in Nairobi, it was agreed by senior official at the Foreign Affairs Ministry that “action” had to be taken fast and swiftly. It is at this point that “Senior” auditors from the Ministry were dispatched to Washington. Before departure to DC, these auditors had already received strict instructions on what they were suppose to do while in Washington and who their target was. While enroute to Washington, the Deputy Ambassador summoned their “target” and mentioned things such as “you know the money can buy you many flats in Nairobi.”
The “target” was shocked and it was during this meeting that he was informed that he was being sent on unpaid leave together with two other employees who were given cosmetic temporary suspensions. These two have since gone back to work.
- While the Hon. Ambassador was still in Nairobi, an order came from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asking the Chief of Protocal (PM) at the Embassy to draft a letter to the US Immigration Department informing them that the “target” was nolonger an employee of the Kenya Embassy and his visa together with the defendants needed to be revoked and sent back to Kenya immidiately.
This operation between Nairobi and Washington is seen as an operation to take the “target” back to Nairobi to face dubious charges as the corruption at the Embassy is covered. You are all aware what happens when one is falsely accused and lands in the hands of the Kenyan Justice system which most of us don’t have faith in.
- It is sad to announce, that last Wednesday, the “target” was picked up by US Immigration officials together with his elder son and detained for one day at a local detention facility in Virginia, and given three weeks to leave the country.
The Chief of Protocal at the Embassy (PM) is said to be in Nairobi awaiting the arrival of the “target” so as to get him locked up immediately so that this corruption scandal at the Embassy may not be unearthed.
HOW DOES MONEY GET LOST AT THE EMBASSY ?
Here is how The Embassy cashes in.
- Have you ever asked yourself why the Embassy insists on payment by money order ONLY? It is because money orders do no require the “payee” field to be filled. Meaning anyone can deposit the money order in any account.
If payment is made by personal checks, there is paper trail and the owner through online banking can tell who cashed the check. This is the main reason the Embassy does not accept personal checks, not because of fear of bouncing. Cashiers checks MUST be pre filled with the payee. Here again the Embassy does not want this because people maybe wary of why a check for service rendered should be written to an individual.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocates funds for newly appointed diplomats however, these funds are diverted to individual pockets. This is how.
Once the Embassy purchases household items for incoming diplomats, these items are recycled over and over again BUT, each time a new employee receives the items he/she has to mark them as new….makes sense? And the money for the new arrival is pocketed…it has happened over and over…..
…to be continued..
This is to inform and notify general public in the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Kenya that MR. DOUGLAS ODHIAMBO WESTLEY NDEDE, picture above and former VISA CLERK, with Kenya Embassy Washington, D.C. has been summarily dismissed with effect from April 27, 2009 following his embezzlement of funds entrusted to him.
Anybody dealing with him will do so at their own risk. The Embassy will not bear any liability or responsibility.
April 28, 2009
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Two ministers on Tuesday dismissed the resignation of Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Martha Karua.
She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend.
He was always there for her.
She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend..
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she could see everything, including her boyfriend.
Her boyfriend asked her,”Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”
The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him.
Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying, “Just take care of my eyes dear.”
(He had donated his eyes to her.)
Only few remember what life was before, and who’s always been there even in the most painful situations.
Today before you say an unkind word,
Think of someone who can’t speak.
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Think of someone who’s crying out for a companion.
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.
Think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.
Think of the people who are living in the streets.
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
Think of the unemployed,and those who wish they had your job.
Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.
Put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and well.
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Aboard the plane were four crew members, all of them Russians, and seven passengers who included three Burundians, two Ugandans, an Indian and a South African.
Efforts to establish the identities of the investigators were futile; all the relevant authorities, including Mr Igunduura, could not be reached by telephone for details about the scope of the investigation.
The government said in a statement that it was calling upon the affected people “to remain calm”. Works and Transport Minister John Nasasira told reporters in Entebbe: “We haven’t retrieved anyone but the search is still on.”
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- March 19, 2005 – A Boeing 707 cargo plane headed for Togo from Ethiopia and carrying 3.2 tonnes of cargo, plunged into Lake Victoria as it landed to refuel at Entebbe Airport.
- January 8, 2005 – A DR Congo-registered cargo plane belonging to Service Air Company crashed in Bukalaza village in Entebbe, killing its six-member Russian crew.
- September 25, 2007 – A twin-engine, eight-seater French-made aircraft belonging to Furgo Airborne Surveys, contracted by government in November 2006 to carry out airborne geo-physical survey of Uganda’s mineral wealth, crashed after take off, killing two people.