Kenya as UNSC Prez rejects questions about Pandora papers and bans inner-city press asking questions

Kenya as UNSC Prez rejects questions about Pandora papers and bans inner-city press asking questions

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Bbc GUKHonduras – ESPN

UN GATE, Oct. 4 – With Kenya taking over the presidency of the UN Security Council on Oct. 1 on Sept. 29, Inner City Press wrote to the Kenyan Mission to the United Nations asking for access to Ambassador Martin Kimani’s press conference on Sept. Ask for October.

Inner City Press wrote to the mission and its publicly traded spokesman, James Ndirangu Waweru.

Five days later, nothing – at least contrary to Kenya’s duty as President of the UN Security Council. No answer to that either:

“Although your mission did not respond in any way to the Inner City Press formal request at the end of September, we have a question here for your comment on the deadline that we also sent to UN spokespersons:“ About corruption and Kenya (and more) comments and actions by SG Guterres that in addition to the Kenyatta’s offshore investment, a 30 million stock and bond company returned to the Kenyatta family to purchase a $ 1.3 million apartment in central London. Dollar (1 million pounds) was used. ”

Still no answer. What’s more, Kenyatta is affiliated with a Panama Foundation, while his mother and siblings are setting up at least six other offshore companies and foundations to manage their wealth. Most of the family’s businesses were established before Kenyatta was elected president, and leaked documents show that some remained active after Kenyatta took office. Registered in Panama and the British Virgin Islands, these companies own bank accounts and real estate valued at over $ 30 million. These assets are located in the UK and Hong Kong.

Some of those in the Kenya Mission to the United Nations who refuse to respond: Amb.Martin Kimani, Njambi Kinyungu, Michael Kiboino, Susan Mwangi, Joseph Musyoka Masila, John Kyovi Mutua – there are more, check out this page at.

At the postponed press conference on October 1st with no press work, the ambassador picked up only six questions after a pitch from Raychelle Omamo, all almost identical, but still in groups of three to allow excuses. Inner City Press tweeted it live here:

There is no obligation on the UN Secretariat to respond even to a polite letter from a law firm seeking access to Inner City Press, see video. See also Press Freedom Tracker and The Independent (UK)

The Kenyan Mission and Kenya have a duty not to collude when it comes to censorship and to receive questions from the media. Inner City Press is authorized (actually invited) to post WebEx questions to the IMF briefings, see below, and is accredited with the SDNY federal court here in New York.

So it is left to Kenya and the Kenyan Mission to provide access. We’ll cover them carefully.

For now: “Here is the” work program “of the UN Security Council for October at @KenyaMissionUN @AmbMKimani: #WesternSahara 13th, 4th #Haiti (cholera), 18th CAR (UN rape) – no #Cameroon or #Nigeria, Inner City Press asked why, no answer. “

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