Good points of information Ali. The situation is getting clearer for me now.

My assumption is that the funds at the CA are actually accessible to the
Ministry on request & availability – by the letter of the law.

If the MoICT is going outside of the set regulations and these allegations
are true then both the PS & DG (for attempting to confer powers of approval
that have not been assigned to him) ought to be immediately dismissed from

The CS should also issue a comprehensive statement to Kenyans indicating
how this could have been happening without his knowledge or otherwise.

These are public funds that we are talking about. I am now therefore
demanding an explanation as is my right as a Kenyan citizen.



On 24 January 2018 at 18:47, Ali Hussein <> wrote:

> @Kevin
> I like your response. The interplay between independence and
> interdependence. 🙂
> I fully agree with you.
> I have one issue though and this is one of *Corporate Governance*. The
> monies we are talking about are not small change in the scheme of things. A
> million here and 25 million there..This adds up.
> No organization worth its salt should be run \’Kiholela\’ like that. With
> all due respect to the Mandarins at the MOICT. They should know better. The
> right way to do things is to sit with the CA and have a discussion at the
> end of every year as to which activities they would like CA to fund. These
> then should be consolidated and ExComm (Executive Committee of the Senior
> Management Team at CA) presents this to the Board of Directors for
> ratification and it becomes a budget item and above board.
> The CA is a critical institution and the goings on there smack of
> machinations to control the billions that CA has in its budget. It\’s wrong
> for MOICT to treat the CA budget as its personal piggy bank/slush fund. The
> MOICT has a vote. Let it live within its means like we all do. And in case
> they are unable to the paragraph before this should be a guideline on how
> to go about it so that no one is exposed.
> Lastly, I also think what the Director General did, if the reporting has
> any truth to it is wrong. He simply should not have the power to approve
> extra-judicial budget items. This leaves him vulnerable later to
> manipulation. Let there be clear procedures on how these things are done.
> At the Boards that I sit in that in itself is a firing offence. Let us not
> expose our heads of government agencies to such manipulation. It is akin to
> abuse of power by MOICT. It simply is not acceptable.
> Regards
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> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 3:37 PM, Kevin Kamonye via kictanet <