A past diaspora event attended by DPM Mudavadi -picture courtesy of Google images
BY: Alfred Chege
Am so saddened today because I have just received reports from my friends in London that a certain Presidential candidate is dishing out 50 sterling pounds to Kenyans who attend his meetings.
Now that is good money for 2 hrs of sitting down, and having refreshments. Itâ€™s worth calling off from work for a common Londoner.
This money is definitely project money, which could even be Anglo-leasing moneyâ€¦
However, the problem with this is that our corrupt habits, and voter bribery is being exported overseas, our impunity is being taken to places where if itâ€™s found out, Kenya could be an epitome of shame.
I hereby publish a conversation I had with my friend in London. I have with-held photos that appear during facebook chats to protect Identity, otherwise this is raw un-edited conversation, read between the lines:
With permission from the other party, below follows a conversation that my friend in London and I just had in a chat conversation:-
ME: Report Â· 2:47pm
FRIEND: Report Â· 2:47pm
same people came last night to find votes ha ha
let them bring money nobody will vote for them
ME: Report Â· 2:48pm
watu wa MaDVD?
FRIEND: Report Â· 2:48pm
ME: Report Â· 2:49pm
SAME 50 POUNDS?
FRIEND: Report Â· 2:50pm
he came with his group of people i wonder who pays for their air ticket hope not Kenyan gov
What do you think ? is he going to win the president sit ?
FRIEND: Report Â· 2:52pm
NOPE, he canâ€™t win
FRIEND: Report Â· 2:52pm
Not good enough
well people are just taking his money over here but i donâ€™t know any of them who is going to vote for him
ME: Report Â· 3:00pm
Report him to the scotland yard
Just make an anonymous call of a person bribing voters
Report Â· 3:02pm
Ha ha if (He has) as money to through away why not
Anyway i so happen to be at the right place at the right time last nite
so well money we canâ€™t say not to it
but no votes
hOW Much was he dishing
Report Â· 3:19pm
well i got 100
not bad for a night out ha ha
Report Â· 3:20pm
100 pounds is alot for 2 hours of a meeting, sitting in a hotel
Not even what a nurse of pharmacist makes in London right?
Report Â· 3:22pm
Was not a hotel he just turn up where Kenyans hang out for nyamba choma
someone must have given him a tip off
NB: I urge Patriotic Kenyans in London to come out and corroborate this story: The story of an unpopular leader attempting to endear himself to the diaspora through dishing out cash.
First this is a shame, and it doesnâ€™t bode well with Brand Kenya. I know we stink on matters corruption, but lets keep the stench of our corruption within our borders.
This is so difficult let me get some tissues, am out of here, so sad- if u have this manners then we are staring at a nation that is about to turn back the hand hands of time, a nation about to elect a despot.
Anonymousâ€¦â€¦â€¦ As a responsible citizen, I have with-held the names of the persons involved but if ur name is MaDVD then ur a shame on our country. You are old wine in new wineskins.