I am a keen observer of various happenings on social media especially Twitter. When something happens , I usually check big people’s Twitter accounts to see their views. Immediately after the Langata primary school protest and alleged lobbing of teargas to children, many people held various views. Julie Gichuru was actually condemning the use of children to achieve activism goals. In fact, I was also condemning that. But she was doing it because her husband is involved in the grabbing saga. So it was not all about children being used for activism …Eh ? According to one local political blog Kahawa Tungu
Citizen TV presenter Julie Gichuru’s husband, Antony ‘Tony’ Gichuru, is listed as one of the owners of the Langata Road Primary School playground through Airport View Housing Company. In documents in our possession, Tony is listed with one Harbans Singh who is said to represent the interests of President Moi in many companies and Patrick Osero who represents Ruto in the dealings.
The involvement of Julie Gichuru’s husband raises questions but is not surprising as document in our possession also indicate that he is one of the people who “grabbed” 1200 hectares of the Nairobi County’s proposed sewerage plant land in Ruai.
Tony is son to former long serving KPLC boss and Moi right hand man, Samuel Gichuru. The family owns more than 5% of Safaricom which sources close to the family said that when Tony’s mother separated from Samuel Gichuru, Tony and her brothers ran away with the shareholding leading to serious conflicts in the family.
The revelations that Ruto is the actual owner of the hotel has also caused jittery with people close to Ruto making frantic calls from Hague where DP Ruto is attending ICC cases. Ruto has urged his friends, associates and some people he believe know more that they should wait for him to come back so that he can meet them and discuss.
Harbans Singh runs most of his illegal dealings through Harbans Singh Associates which has offices along Raphta Road in Westlands. He is a long time architect of former President Moi and a key wheeler-dealer.
Hehe….In my 2014 dexterity awards, Julie Gichuru was the most overrated Journalist.