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Unread post by Logan » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:20 pm

All you needed was to read pg 1 of this post:

Garlic wrote:Gado is a cartoonist genius. However, i disagree he was fired for being critical of Uhuruto. Because he has ALWAYS BEEN. So what changed? I have not followed the story.

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Logan wrote:East Africa’s foremost cartoonist Gado has left the Nation Media Group. Gado left quietly mid last month shortly after the principal owner of the media house, the Aga Khan, met President Kenyatta at the State House.

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It was not immediately clear why the Nation let the cartoonist go – and matters were compounded by the fact that even Gado himself does not want to talk about it – but all indications point to the media group bowing to pressure from the Jubilee government.

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Gado has told those close to him that he has taken a ‘sabbatical’ but sources indicate that the search for his successor is on.

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In the meantime, Gathara — a cartoonist, writer and activist — has been drafted to temporarily step into the big shoes of one of Africa’s most respected political cartoonists. Igah, an in-house Nation cartoonist whose work usually appears in the newspaper’s pullouts but occasionally provides the editorial cartoon, is not being considered to permanently take up the role.

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Since June 2013 the presidency has been threatening the Nation with sanctions and demanding that the board reins in headstrong editors and columnists in exchange for continued advertising support. The first casualty was Makau Mutua, then a Sunday Nation columnist, who was unceremoniously bundled out of the region’s top selling newspaper.

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He found refugee at the Sunday Standard, but he appears to have lost his mojo after the move. The column no longer elicits strong responses as was the case when he was at the Sunday Nation.

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With Gado now out of the way, the spotlight turns to Maina Kiai, George Kegoro and Godwin Murunga, the most avowed Jubilee critics on Nation titles. Jubilee has been very uncomfortable with the Tanzanian-born cartoonist accusing him of belittling and desecrating the presidency.

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Uhuru’s displeasure with Gado started shortly after he was indicted by the ICC over the 2007/2008 post-election violence and the cartoonist would depict him as a man running away from his own shadow and silhouetted by the charges of crimes against humanity at The Hague. The cartoonist was known for his caricature of Uhuru and Ruto with a heavy prisoners’ ball and chain — depicting the burden of the ICC cases. The President’s case was withdrawn last December but Ruto’s case is ongoing. :)

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But it is Gado’s dramatic depiction of the deputy president in the Hustler’s Jet scandal in June 2013 that rubbed the Jubilee administration the wrong way, culminating in the government suspending some advertisements to the Nation. :lol:

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In January, the Tanzania government banned The EastAfrican, the same week Gado treated President Jakaya Kikwete to a Hustler’s Jet Moment — being massaged airborne by beauties. The depiction was apparently to capture the scandals that were dogging Kikwete’s government.

The cartoon enraged the ruling party CCM stalwarts and it is believed to be the reason the paper was shut. Kikwete is still brooding and the cartoonist is banished from his motherland. Gado has also enraged Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni by telling the bitter truth laughingly.

The straw that broke the camel’s back is said to be the consistent depiction of Ruto in various Nation editorial cartoons as a Sikh complete with a turban following the attempts to grab the Lang’ata Road Primary School land early this year. The public widely perceived that Weston Hotel, which is linked to the deputy president, was behind the purported grabbing but Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu (now suspended for alleged corruption over separate matters) named four individuals bearing the surname Singh as the owners of the company that was claiming the land. :D

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Self-effacing, witty and out-rightly irreverent, Gado ranks among the best editorial cartoonists in Africa. But while he enjoyed a roller-coaster ride in the 1990s and 2000s, the current leadership in East Africa is easily prickled to tears – and vengeance.

In the 1990s long before comedians could ridicule or mimic then president Moi, Gado caricatured him so many times that it is said that even Moi himself was tickled by the wizardry of “this small Tanzanian”.

Kibaki is said to have had a soft spot for the cartoonist, while opposition leader Raila Odinga takes a hearty laugh whenever he’s targeted.
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But it’s the intolerance of the Jubilee leadership that has sent shock waves among Nation editors. The fear is if the company indeed caved in to pressure from State House to edge out Gado, who is next? Already the presidency is livid with the Daily and Sunday Nation’s coverage of the Garissa Massacre.

The papers have exposed a cocktail of errors that led to the loss of many lives and dismissed the official narrative that the response was “first class”.

While the powers that be are not questioning the veracity of the stories, they are upset that the Nation editor Mutuma Mathiu and his Sunday counterpart Eric Obino are not playing ball and have interpreted this to mean sabotage.

Indeed for Jubilee, any dissenting opinion is equated to working with Cord.

On April 8, a senior State House official was so upset with the Page One Comment in the Daily Nation that he vowed to teach the editors a lesson.

The man, himself an experienced journalist, praised the Standard for patriotic coverage, and lambasted the Nation for “not reading the signs of the times”.

It was not immediately clear what he meant by this, but the cue could be found in the lapdog coverage of contentious national issues by the Standard.
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A senior editor at the Standard told our writer that CEO Sam Shollei was directly dictating coverage of major events. With retrenchments in the offing and circulation falling to the levels last seen in the mid-1990s, the Standard editors have all but resigned to being Jubilee cheerleaders.

The Nation is at a crossroads. Editorial and commercial leadership has been merged under Tom Mshindi since the retirement of Joe Odindo last year.

The delay to appoint an editorial director has upset many journalists. While the money-men want the papers to sing along the Jubilee chorus and guarantee revenues, the journalists are agitating for the separation of editorial leadership from commercial.

The NMG management has a lot of faith in Mshindi, but journalists say he has a very negligible influence over the managing editors and what they carry. The matter is complicated by the fact that he is always on the move, flying from one country to another to put out fires in the group’s struggling regional offices. This means he barely has time for matters editorial.

Uhuru and Ruto have on many occasions accused the Nation titles of bias against Jubilee, especially in the coverage of political and financial scandals. Ruto for long refused to speak to NTV and President Uhuru only agreed to an interview with NTV last year on condition that the station would stick to the official narrative.

Not surprisingly, then NTV managing editor spent hours with the President only to file the most flattering interview Uhuru would ever get, even on the State broadcaster KBC. But that’s another story altogether.

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Until June last year when Odindo retired as NMG Editorial Director, Jubilee was adamant that the Nation was favouring the opposition CORD for ethnic reasons and it’s interesting that the charges have continued long after Odindo left.

The Standard has been subdued for tactical political and financial reasons, while the Royal Media Services has been worming its way into the Jubilee hearts after backing CORD at the last elections. Ever the astute businessman, SK Macharia is a master player of the system.
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The Nation board’s fears of reprisals for the Aga Khan’s business empire are not far-fetched. Last month a State House operative and another senior officer are said to have communicated to the Aga Khan, the Mois and SK Macharia to decide whether they were with the government or against it.

Implicit in this message was the threat that the government would withdraw its support for their other investments.
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With the exception of SK whose billions have come largely from the media, the Mois and the Aga Khan have more lucrative interests in the hospitality, logistics, energy and financial sectors and they cannot afford to antagonize the government.

In revenue terms, the media houses are like trophy wives, good for broadcasting authority, but bad for filling the coffers.
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Though the Nation is still hugely profitable, and recently announced a pre-tax profit of Sh3.8 billion for last year, the Aga Khan reaps more billions from banking, energy and hospitality sectors stress-free.

The same can be said of the Mois who keep the Standard titles and KTN for sentimental and political reasons.


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Unread post by Garlic » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:43 pm

I have read. It is speculative. Nothing serious. The only thing is that IF East African was being closed down in TZ because of Gado. That would prove Nation Media was losing Biz cause of Gado.
In Kenya, Gathara is even worse for being openly anti-Jubilee so it won't make sense for Nation to hire an avowed anti-Jubilee guy if Gado was sacked cause of Jubilee complains.

To be honest, the article is annal. It just try too hard to link Jubilee with Gado sacking without convincing.

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No problem with having loan if used right way... if used as investment with returns is as easy as to understand what happens with grade II multiplication....

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Unread post by Logan » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:23 pm

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Cord leader Raila Odinga concluded his four-day tour of Coast region on Saturday claiming that the Jubilee government is broke after losing money in National Youth Service and Eurobond scandals.

Addressing political rallies in Hola and Garsen towns in Tana River County, Mr Odinga said the Treasury has run out of money with billions of shillings meant for projects stolen in series of mega scandals.

“There is no money in the Treasury to finance huge projects the Jubilee government pledged to Kenyans. Where is the 10,000 km road network, jobs for youth and women, modern stadia and laptop project?” asked the ODM party leader.

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“They went overseas and borrowed billions of shillings which ended up in individuals’ pockets and returned home empty handed.”

Further, Mr Odinga alleged that the stolen money will be used to bribe voters in next year’s General Elections, adding that Cord is determined to remove Jubilee from power.

“They will come around and entice you with the stolen money. I tell you to take that money but do not thank them because that is your money and you will pay the huge debts,” said Mr Odinga.

Mr Odinga told Hola and Garsen residents to vote for Cord coalition, saying Jubilee government is viciously fighting the county government to ensure governors do not address perennial social- economic challenges facing Kenyans.

He said county governments are unable to unlock underdevelopment in the country due to poor disbursement of money from the Treasury.

“The little development you have witnessed around is from the paltry 15 per cent of the total budget utilised by counties, while Jubilee retained more than 56 per cent which it cannot account for,” alleged Mr Odinga.

He said devolution will only succeed when Jubilee government is removed from power in 2017 elections.

“This government is not only corrupt but has no interest of ensuring devolution is successful,” said Mr Odinga at Hola Stadium.

Tana River Governor Hussein Dado, his deputy governor Jire Siyat, ODM’s gubernatorial aspirant Adam Dhidha and several Cord MCAs assured Mr Odinga that they would ensure the county remains his stronghold next year.

Mr Odinga also held two closed-door meetings with local ODM leaders in Garsen and Hola town including MPs Willy Mtengo (Malindi) and Nyando’s Fred Outa.
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Unread post by Logan » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:40 pm

We have said it here that being a Kenyan is an overrated experience. Those telling you otherwise will most likely be trying to get you to vote for them. In the midst of unearthing mega scams, quackery of unprecedented proportions has been brought to light. If we keep going at this rate, the health sector might be declared unfit before the next general election. However, among the small mercies that we are thanking providence for is the fact that we are yet to discover the last straw that will finally break the back of the medical profession in this country.
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News that a fake doctor has been delivering babies through caesarian section only sounded like horror to those who do not have their ears close to the ground. As for the rest of us, nothing puzzles us anymore. Especially after watching a sextape involving another quack and a sedated pregnant mother. And the horrors do not stop there, as those of our leaders who are not raping other peoples' wives are busy violating the economy. That is why we laugh every time a mzungu insists hakuna matata. It may be our way of reacting to mockery. Or perhaps we are encouraging them to extend the same greeting to mburukenges in Maasai Mara. Maybe it is in our shady nature to conceal real issues affecting us. Bottomline, if the litmus test was applied to the national fabric, the flag might just display a rainbow.

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The sunrise in the background would be our everlasting hope of the elusive new beginning. With elections round the corner, there is usually euphoria of a new dawn. How quacks overturn our hope into despair as they take up leadership is a mystery that warrants urgent research. Otherwise, the vicious cycle will continue to haunt our future. READ MORE Nandi County health office paid 'fake' doctor Sh150,000 per month EACC has failed Uhuru in graft war, says Jubilee legislator Leaders owe Kenyans more imagination than just theft Chastity and the national cake might have failed to devolve, but the same cannot be said of corruption and maleficence. Crooks in the national government are inspiring criminals mashinani to loot the public. What that means is that Kenyans are being looted back and forth, making them feel as though they are surrounded. A gang that surrounds seeks to overwhelm. So you will understand why we were sold a Sh2,000 wheelbarrow at a hundred thousand shillings and a revolution does not happen. A hospital gate costs more than the entire infrastructure in the institution and patients do not stage an uprising. Counties are hemorrhaging money faster than you can say gavana. One can only hope that as we go through the motions of democratically electing leaders, sanity ensues no matter the trash we recycle. Quacks have been operating in this country, as they enjoy their bill of rights as enshrined in the constitution. What we hope for is some kind of reprieve. Especially from those agencies which profit from instigating panic in the form of news. Babies have been delivered in Kenya under zero supervision with hardly any complications in the refreshing shade of a banana tree. Some of the most prominent personalities in this country were delivered in clinics run by village witch doctors. If some phony with some medical background assisted in ushering in a negligible percentage of the next generation of Kenyans, it shouldn’t cause a furor. The guy might even have a success rate higher than some gynecologists. Not when thugs who have looted the future of the unborn are roaming free.

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