Use it or lose it.
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Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2018 4:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [kictanet] 1 billion to the DCI to fight cyber-crime
Nature abhors a vacuum. This list has time and again consistently reminded the CA and the USF to spend the money as it was meant to. Swathes of the country are still without connectivity and we still print out quarterly fiction about connectivity statistics.
On this the President is right. What he is basically saying is that if you can’t find a way to spend the money I will show you how to!
Ili we funzo kwa the upcoming DG… 🙂
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This 1B for the DCI for “complex” crimes directive is just the beginning!
With Wangusi OUT (blocked from resuming office despite a court order) and the Fatcats now in control, I can see the whole of the USF account being depleted in no time, and without any part of it going for infrastructure improvement or anything that it was intended for.
I remember a recent media article where the Ministry of ICT had requested CA to fund the presidential inauguration to the tune of KES 25m when there was actually a budget for the inauguration, which the article cited as some of the possible reasons Wangusi is being hounded out of office, because he declined the request despite CA sitting on billions in USF!
Now that such a directive is out, and will possibly be executed with haste, my question is:
1. Does the law allow the president to give directives to CA??
2. Does the law allow the president (or the Minister) to give directives on where.how the USF should be used?
3. Whom does the law give the mandate to decide on the USF??
For starters, the independence of the CA is OVER!!!
One billion shillings from Communications Authority universal service fund to be allocated to DCI, to boost fight against cyber-crime, ‘and more complex crimes with which today Kenyans must contend.’. – Uhuru at IG Conference.
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilCu3Ch1mXk
Is this legal? Is this what the fund is for?