Silvia Romano: Italian Kidnapped in Kenya Said to be Ivory Smuggler

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Silvia Romano Kidnap: The Real Story

Post by fourier » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:06 am

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“And so it was that yesterday in Malindi, in the course of the first session of the hearing on the kidnapping of Silvia Romano, it was discovered that one of the two suspects in the dock was released immediately, after he paid his deposit of 25 thousand euros to not stay in prison. It is Moses Luari Chende. As underlined by Massimo Alberizzi, posted in Il Fatto Quotidiano, in Kenya, the amount paid by the suspect is very high for the standards of the Country.”

“The average salary of Kenyans, in fact, does not exceed the equivalent of one thousand euros per year. Yet Moses Luari Chende was able to pay those three million shillings [25,000 EUROS] to gain his freedom pending trial.” https://www.giornalettismo.com/silvia-r ... -cauzione/

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Silvia Romano Kidnap: The Real Story

Post by fourier » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:32 pm

I have edited the post above since new information has come up. Finally, I have confirmed that the trial about Silvia Romano kidnapping has started and Malindi Chief Magistrate Julie Oseko is handling the case.

Apparently, Kenyan media was fearing to cover the case before. That is why some are reporting about the trial 2 days after it started. Anyway: “Mr Moses Luwali and Mr Abdulla Gababa Wario together with others not present in court have been charged with kidnapping Ms Silvia Romano on November 20 last year.”
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“Mr Macdonald Ngowa, the area chief testified that the kidnaping of Ms Romano, who had stayed at a rental room in Chakama for two months, left many beneficiaries of the Africa Milele Organisation worried…

“The magistrate slated the hearing for August 21 and directed the prosecution to bring all the witnesses for hearing. In addition, she also directed the case against one of the three key suspects with a Sh1 million bounties, Mr Ibrahim Adan Omar who was charged with unlawful possession of firearm to be heard on August 19.”
https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/kilif ... index.html

Other Kenyan media that have written about the trial include: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019-08 ... s-witness/ & https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article ... s-abducted

Finally, Kenyan media have started covering the trial. Key dates are August 19 & 21, when the cases will be heard in Malindi court. The trial will be very interesting. Though, it must be noted that the main suspects are still missing.

What is important is that, a time has come for Kenyans to stop fearing mentioning the name Silvia Romano. If I had the resources, I would put up a big billboard on the Mombasa-Malindi road with Ms Romano’s photo accompanied by the words “Help Find Silvia Romano”.

My conclusion regarding the Silvia Romano saga, given all that has happened up to now: The kidnapping happened, and was real, but Silvia Romano’s primary reason for being in Kilifi is not what she portrayed.

Unless any other evidence comes up, I believe Ms Romano is in or near Dimona, enjoying herself.

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Silvia Romano Kidnap: The Real Story

Post by fourier » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:11 am

I want to thank Africa Express for finally translating their recent articles about Silvia Romano into English. Unfortunately, Kenyan media reported about the ongoing Silvia Romano case only once, several days after the first phase of the trial ended, like they didn’t want anything to do with the trial.

Therefore, I will have to depend on Africa Express articles, and will add my comments below the quotes from Africa Express.
The courtroom where the hearing took place was full of people. But there were only two whites: besides me, the RAI correspondent, Enzo Nucci.” africa-express.info/2019/07/31/silvia-romano-at-trial-accused-free-on-bail-of-25-thousand-euros/
Odd that the courtroom was full of people, and yet nothing about it on KOT (Kenyans on Twitter), Kenyans on Facebook, Kenyan forums (apart from this forum), Kenyan blogs…Something I find strange about this Silvia Romano saga: You meet a Kenyan who has read about Silvia Romano kidnapping. You ask him what he thinks about the story. He starts shaking uncontrollably. Why?

A trial of suspects in the kidnapping of a European person in Africa, yet nothing on International media? I have checked BBC, CNN, Daily Mail and they have not written about this case in many months.

Therefore, POWERFUL PEOPLE DON’T WANT SILVIA ROMANO STORY TO BE KNOWN. It is good that Kenyan investigators and prosecutors have done their part. We now know who doesn’t want the matter talked about.
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Finally, it seems that Kenyan investigators have finally seriously engaged in the matter. This is only because they need the collaboration of the Italians to reveal the case of corruption that is disturbing the policy of the former British colony, that of the three dams that the CMC of Ravenna should have built. For now – according to the accusations -the company was able to make 600 million dollars disappear. Yesterday the judges of Nairobi issued an arrest warrant against Paolo Porcelli, managing director of the CMC. A signal that in return the Kenyans are ready to hand over Silvia’s kidnappers to Italian justice?”
The editor of Africa Express must know that no non-Kenyan entity has complained about Silvia Romano’s kidnapping. He himself has written in the first quote above that there were only 2 White people in court, himself, and another Italian journalist.

Does Silvia Romano not have parents? Siblings? Other relatives? Friends? Co-workers? Government officials in her home country concerned about her welfare? Why are they ALL not interested in finding out about what happened to her?

NB: Africa Express will be spinning this story to try to mislead their readers. I will be deconstructing their spins on this thread.

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Silvia Romano Kidnap: The Real Story

Post by fourier » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:24 pm

More from Africa Express about the Silvia Romano saga:
Few people in Chakama know the three suspects, Moses Luari Chende (also reported as Moses Luwali Chembe), Abdulla Gababa Wari (the hearings concerning them were on 29 and 30 July and the next is scheduled for 21 August) and Ibrahim Adan Omar (who will be tried on 19 August). Only the first is a little better known because he lived with a girl from the village, Elisabeth Kasena, and then on the 17 and 18 November [2018], two days before the abduction, he slept in a guest house opposite Silvia’s house. Moses is on the loose because he paid a bail of 25 thousand euros, a huge sum in these parts. According to the village chief, “now he risks being killed by those who ordered the kidnapping. He knows too much and knows the principals. If they kill him he will take his secret to the grave. How did he pay the bail?“ Mac Donald asks.
https://www.africa-express.info/2019/08 ... ng-killed/
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It doesn’t make sense that Moses Luwali’s life is in danger now “because he knows too much”. It appears that he has been out on bail for many months. If his life was not in danger before, why should there be danger now?

One would assume that what he knows is also known either by the investigators, or by his lawyer, or both, complete with video-taped evidence.

Therefore, the only people who would want to take him out would be POWERFUL EXTERNAL FORCES, so that they can then spin the story to claim that a senior Kenyan official ordered the hit so that he (Luwali) would not expose his (the official) involvement in the kidnapping.

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Silvia Romano Kidnap: The Real Story

Post by fourier » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:08 am

fourier wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:11 am
The courtroom where the hearing took place was full of people. But there were only two whites: besides me, the RAI correspondent, Enzo Nucci.” africa-express.info/2019/07/31/silvia-romano-at-trial-accused-free-on-bail-of-25-thousand-euros/
Does Silvia Romano not have parents? Siblings? Other relatives? Friends? Co-workers? Government officials in her home country concerned about her welfare? Why are they ALL not interested in finding out about what happened to her?
The suspects in the Silvia Romano kidnapping case are being tried in a Malindi court.

1. There are at least 4,000 Italians living in Malindi. “Currently over 4,000 Italians own property in Malindi.” https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017-11 ... ith-kenya/

No Italian resident in Malindi attended the Silvia Romano trial.

2. There is a Consulate of Italy in Malindi.

No official from the Consulate attended the Silvia Romano trial.

3. Absolutely no one in the world cares about Silvia Romano enough to attend the trial? (not counting the 2 journalists since they were there because it is their job)

4. There are plenty of international media in Nairobi, about 1 hour away by plane from Malindi (and there are passenger planes that fly direct from Nairobi to Malindi). None wants to follow the trial?

5. The 1st phase of the trial was held for at least 2 days, last week. Kenyan media started reporting about it 2 days after it ended (1 article per media house. They didn’t bother to give the readers detailed background info about the story, and NONE had the name Silvia Romano in the headline).

NOTE: The trial is continuing on August 19 (a different suspect). Let us hope this time the media will not ignore the story.

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Silvia Romano Kidnap: The Real Story

Post by fourier » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:45 am

I was searching online for articles about the ongoing Silvia Romano kidnap suspects’ trial in Malindi, but I have not seen any article mentioning the upcoming trial of the main suspect, Ibrahim Adan Omar, on 19th August 2019.

I have therefore written to several international media companies informing them about the court case on Monday, August 19, 2019.

At this time, only 2 media companies have confirmed that they will cover the trial: A well-known Europe-based media company, and Mr Alberizzi (Africa-Express).

This does not mean that other media companies will not cover the trial. It only means that they did not reply. Publicity is good for the trial because it might lead to:
(a) release of Silvia Romano, or
(b) her kidnappers stating what they want so they can release her.

The BIG DAY is near: Monday, August 19, 2019. Let us hope all the media companies I have written to will at least send one reporter each to cover the trial in Malindi Court.

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