Bogus Kenyan History: Online Lies Exposed

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Bogus Kenyan History: Online Lies Exposed

Post by tana » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:02 am

Most articles in blogs, and posts on social media that appear on top of search results regarding Kenya are meant to mislead and brainwash people into believing falsehoods as representing the real Kenyan story.

I remember once reading online posts about certain events that happened in my home area before I was born. What puzzled me was that I had never heard about the events, yet that is the place I was born, brought up, and went to school.

I had never heard those events being discussed among my age mates, or even by the elders who would have known about them.

Upon following the online conversation, I realized that none of the posters talking about the events in my home area came from that place, or anywhere nearby. They had all got their information from a certain published book that claimed to have been the product of research into the events in question.

Obviously, the author of that book was lying about the events. Looking at the background of that author, I concluded that vested interests influenced the publication of lies in the book.

The matter might seem to be petty. People lie all the time. And many non-fiction books have later been found to be fiction.

The problem is that I have come to discover that posts/articles/tweets spreading falsehoods about Kenya are always pushed to the top by search engines. And not only that - posts/articles/tweets that contradict these falsehoods and propaganda are not only pushed to the back by the search engines, they are usually completely hidden from view (i.e. they are completely undiscoverable).

In simple terms: There are 100 articles online that talk about issue ABCDXYZ, and all have sufficient links. One would expect that all would be discoverable by users via search engines.

But that is not what happens. The search engines might only show 70 of the ABCDXYZ articles. Therefore, unless you know the urls of the other 30 articles, you will never know about their existence.

Imagine going to a library, and asking where you can find books about farming. Instead of the librarian showing you where the books are, so you can select the ones you want to read, he directs you to the books about farming that he has decided are appropriate for you to read.

This is what search engines have been doing, at least regarding articles/websites about Kenya.

In terms of rigged algorithms, Google takes the Gold medal, followed by Facebook, then Twitter, then DuckDuckgo, Bing…(NB: This is a very broad topic, to be explained in a different article).

Back to lies about Kenya history that have been made popular by search engine bias. Who owns the search engines, hello?

One popular online myth is that rich Kenyans currently are people whose parents/grandparents benefited from colonialism i.e. the ones who collaborated with the colonialists.

Let us now look at the facts.

1. The person who shot Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi was rewarded handsomely by the colonial government and became a rich man. He also bought a brand new lorry (“MUTHIRIMO WA KIMATHI”) in the 1950s.
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The last I heard of his progeny, they were peasants.

Let us get this right: The family of Kenya’s no. 1 colonial collaborator, the man who shot Field Marshal Kimathi in the leg and captured him on behalf of her Majesty’s government on 21 October 1956, is not rich currently.

2. J. M. Kariuki was a Mau Mau (actually, Kenya Land and Freedom Army) liaison officer. By 1970, J. M. Kariuki (or just JM as he was popularly known) was already a millionaire, and one of the richest Kenya Africans.

The Reality

The people who became very rich after independence were the ones who were already LITERATE. It did not matter what side one was before independence. The keyword is LITERACY.

JM was well educated, by the standards of those days. So was Dedan Kimathi. Unfortunately, Kimathi did not live to see Kenya get independence. If he had, he would also have become rich.

Now to the current Kenya.

If a true study was done in Kenya, and a list of 100 wealthiest Kenyan-Africans compiled, I am certain that less than 5 would be from families of people who collaborated with the colonial government.

In fact, at least 90 of the 100 richest Kenyan Africans come from poor families.

Therefore, the fact that the opposite of this reality is what appears online as true, can only mean one thing: Deliberate misinformation. The question is, what is the agenda?

The people who own/control the search engines and social media are the GLOBAL MAFIA. When they change peoples’ history, they replace it with whatever serves their interests.

If a Kenyan who perpetuates the GLOBAL MAFIA’s propaganda about Kenya without knowing read this article, he will declare that the author must have come from a colonial collaborator family.

To that, I will say this: If Kenya’s wealth at independence was divided equally among all Kenyans, my family would have gained. If Kenya’s wealth upon President Jomo Kenyatta’s death in 1978, was divided equally among all Kenyans, my family would have gained.

Let a lie be called a lie.

The GLOBAL MAFIA’s propaganda about Kenyan issues is meant to breed hate and resentment among Kenyans. It is meant to create the impression that a Kenyan must be evil and corrupt in order to succeed.

In online articles about Kenya (apparently written by Kenyans) that are pushed to the top by search engines, it is common to read that so-and-so is rich because his father was a thief.

What people who spread these stories forget is that, yes, a person can be rich if his father is a thief (e.g. bank thief); yet another person can be poor, even if his father is a thief (e.g. village chicken thief).

Therefore, a grown up person’s economic status says nothing about his parents (unless you are a close associate of the family).

NOTE:
1. Did you know that if the GLOBAL MAFIA was as weak in 2007 as it was in 1978 there would have been no 2007/2008 violence in Kenya?
2. Did you know that if the GLOBAL MAFIA suddenly lost its power, there would be peace in Somalia?

NB: Soon, I will write an article about how there would be no major land-related problems in Kenya if it were not for the GLOBAL MAFIA. In that upcoming article, I will expound on the fact that what top Kenyan bloggers/social media “influencers” say - and believed by a significant section of Kenyans - about land matters in Kenya, at least from a historical perspective, is actually false. And how come no media in Kenya has ever bothered to correct the falsehoods? What I do know is that if you write an article correcting these falsehoods, the search engines & social media automatically shadow ban you. Therefore, it is obvious who is behind the spread of the lies. The agenda? Destabilisation of Kenya.

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Bogus Kenyan History: Online Lies Exposed

Post by tana » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:21 am

About 10 years ago, I read an online article from one of the biggest media companies in the world regarding a certain African matter.

I was convinced that many of the assertions in that article were false. Luckily, the media company allowed people to post comments about their articles, and there were several comments already accompanying that article, though none corrected the errors I had noticed.

So, I wrote a post correcting the errors and lies I had noticed on that article.

I expected that my comment would be published, and other people would have the chance to support or oppose my comment. But that is not what happened.

My comment was never published. I received an email stating that my views had been sent to the editor and he/she will look at it blah blah.

The editor never contacted me, and my views were never published.

I have come to learn that what we call “INDEPENDENT PRESS” is actually press that is controlled by the GLOBAL MAFIA. Usually, the press is not out to inform, but rather to spread propaganda.

I once posted a comment on a certain “Kenyan” website. Some other commenter replied to my comment, and as the debate went on, I noticed that this poster was pushing our conversation in a direction I didn’t want. So, I stopped replying.

I decided to study this particular poster’s comments, and became convinced that he/she wasn’t a Kenyan, though he/she was pretending to be a Kenyan.

What puzzled me was that, here was a non-Kenyan pretending to be a Kenyan, and pushing a narrative that could cause a lot of friction among Kenyans. I wondered, what was the motive? Who was he/she working for?

I have subsequently come to learn a lot about these shadowy people who push certain divisive narratives on Kenyan websites and forums (or rather, Kenya-themed websites and forums).

These shadowy people, and the search engines and social media platforms they control, generally promote blogs/articles by Kenyans who hold certain twisted and divisive opinions.

Currently, there are certain popular Kenyan bloggers and social media commentators who are apparently very brave, and can insult any Kenyan online.

It is not bravery, but rather they go at the low-hanging fruit. There are certain issues these top Kenyan online commentators can never talk about.

If in doubt, ask any of them to mention Silvia Romano, the Italian kidnapped in Malindi last year, and is still missing. Just a tweet, or short blog or Facebook post. Something like “It is now 170 days since Silvia Romano was kidnapped. Let us pray for her.”

They wouldn’t do it. Why? Because they know their shadowy online promoters wouldn’t want them to write about Silvia Romano.

Isn’t that corruption? Yet, these top Kenyan online commentators are always castigating other Kenyans for being corrupt. Kweli nyani haoni kundule.

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Bogus Kenyan History: Online Lies Exposed

Post by tana » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:04 am

Debunking the popular online myth about the richest Kenyans (continued):

When top Kenyan blogs/social media posts talk about the richest Kenyans, I have never seen any of them mentioning James Mwangi.

Dr. James Njuguna Mwangi is the current Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Equity Group Holdings Limited, the banking conglomerate with the largest customer base on the African continent, in excess of 12.4 million as of June 2018.

“He is one of the wealthiest persons in Kenya, with a net worth estimated at upward of US$170 million as at October 2014.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mwangi

Why don’t the top Kenyan blogs/social media posts mention Mr Mwangi? Because his story does not fit the narrative that is being pushed.

You see, they can’t spin his story because most Kenyans know the history of Equity Bank, and why it has become so successful in such a relatively short time.

Most Kenyans know Equity Bank’s meteoric rise is not due to political patronage or any underground tactics. The bank simply filled a huge vacuum in Kenya’s banking sector.

Before Equity Bank came on the scene, Kenyan banks treated ordinary customers as if the bank was doing them a favour by letting them open an account. There was a time in the 1990s when finding a bank willing to let an ordinary person open an account was very difficult.

The big banks did everything to show ordinary farmers, small businesses, teachers, nurses etc. that they were not welcome (like demanding customers to maintain a certain prohibitive minimum balance at all times). They only wanted to deal with big money clients like government departments and big companies.

Then Equity Bank came along. Not only were they allowing anyone to open an account, they didn’t have a minimum balance. On top of that, they allowed people whose salaries came through the bank to withdraw advances.

Then they had the slogan that was music to long-suffering Kenyan bank account holders: “At Equity, you don’t need an appointment to see the manager!”

Its popularity grew like wild fire. The rest, as they say, is history.

These kind of Kenyan stories are shadow banned by the search engines and social media platforms.

NB: Obviously, there are many rich Kenyans who have obtained their money fraudulently. But one would expect that most top posts about wealthy Kenyans should be about those who have obtained their money through their own sweat. But that is not what happens.

Agenda? To make Kenyans view fraudsters as heroes. Once fraud is normalised, the powers-that-be would then be able to sneak the fraudsters they have made wealthy into leadership positions in Kenya (some have already been elected into leadership positions).

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Bogus Kenyan History: Online Lies Exposed

Post by tana » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:50 pm

There are a lot of issues regarding Kenyan history, especially in the 1960s & 70s, that many young Kenyans do not know.

1. Police were much more respected by the public. Kenyans held the CID (current DCI) in great awe. This obviously means that the average Kenyan did not associate police with corruption.
2. Transport on Lake Victoria. In the 1970s, you didn’t have to go to Mombasa to see and board a ship. You could just go to Kisumu to enjoy your first journey aboard a ship.
3. In the 1970s, if you wanted a nice shirt or dress, you didn’t go looking for mitumba (I don’t even think there were such businesses then). You bought brand-new clothes in the shop, or went to a tailor to make the new clothes for you.
4. Jobs were plenty if you got educated.

A lot of what many young Kenyans know about our country’s history, especially if sourced online, is simply false. The fact that a significant percentage of Kenyans have been bombarded by bogus history about their country until they have believed it to be true is not a simple matter.

It is extremely dangerous. Consider the following: There are many Kenyans who now believe corruption is normal, because they believe that all Kenyans in places of trust have always been corrupt. Yet, this is not true.

The most blatant lie I see frequently online is that Kenya’s case is hopeless because the first President of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta , allegedly messed up the country.

What is the solution to these problems?

The solution is for people with the time and resources to go out there and interview the people who were old enough in 1963, and compile those interviews into online articles, books and documentaries (for TV, online video uploads etc).

People born in 1943 or earlier would be the best sources of information about how Kenya was in the 60s & 70s. These are Kenyans who are now 76+ years old. We need to compile their stories about Kenya after independence before it is too late.

This is how I would go about it: I wouldn’t go asking the person questions like, was there corruption? Was cost of living cheaper than current? etc. These kind of questions wouldn’t help in understanding how life was then.

If, for instance, I saw photos of the person shot in 1973, I would comment on the clothes, and ask him/her where they got such good mtumba from. The person would most likely laugh at that, and inform me he had the clothes made by the local tailor, or bought them new at the shop.

I would tell him he must have been a rich man to afford new clothes, and he would most likely tell me that he wasn’t rich at all, it is how everyone got their clothes then…

Same story about land. I would find an 80+ year old man who has, say, 5 acres. I would repeat the same conversation as above. And he would probably inform me, it was the poor like him, who ended up with only 5 acres in 1967…

These type of interviews would completely destroy the false Kenyan “history”, that is told in many books and online articles.

If many such articles depicting Kenya’s true history after independence are posted online, and links passed around in blogs and social media, slowly but surely, the true Kenyan history will be known by most Kenyans.

If some people/organisations/media companies make good documentaries based on this true Kenyan history, and the documentaries shown on TV, then that will go a long way in making Kenyans finally take control of their destiny by finally freeing themselves from the shackles of malicious external forces.

This is because, the false history is supposed to make Kenyans to believe that their ancestors were corrupt and myopic, therefore it is okay to elect people who have these characteristics into positions of power.

NOTE: You shouldn’t expect the search engines to make your article discoverable, so you need to pass the links to as many people as possible. Also, do not do this research expecting to make money from it, since such books will most likely not be featured by any major media house. The most powerful people in the world are behind this fake Kenyan history, so don’t expect them to assist you pass a message that contradicts theirs.

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Bogus Kenyan History: Online Lies Exposed

Post by tana » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:40 am

Definition: GNI per capita (formerly GNP per capita) is the gross national income, converted to U.S. dollars using the World Bank Atlas method, divided by the midyear population. GNI is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad.
https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/K ... per-capita
According to the income graph, the best Kenyan president (in terms of economics) was Mwai Kibaki, followed by Jomo Kenyatta, and lastly Daniel arap Moi.

Do “Kenyan” websites/blogs show this fact? No? Why?
Kenya_GNI.jpg

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