Kenyan Tech Engineer, Zak Muriuki, Died in Ethiopian Jail

@Mark,

They were VSAT Engineers. I suppose they went to setup VSAT connectivity
for a client, not knowing that in Ethiopia, such is NOT allowed (is
illegal), because of the tight controls the govt has on Telecommunications.
That led to their incarceration, and the saga…

On 19 June 2018 at 16:46, Mark Mwangi via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> What did they actually do though?
>
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 8:38 AM, Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Hi Grace,
>>
>> Quite an unfortunate incident, it is great that they were released.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> On Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:39 Grace Bomu via kictanet, <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Many moons later, Zack Muriuki’s colleagues have been released.
>>>
>>> Three Kenyans who had been jailed in Ethiopia for alleged
>>> telecommunication fraud were finally released and handed over to the Kenyan
>>> authorities after spending three years in Kalit Maximum Prison.
>>>
>>> citizentv.co.ke/news/three-kenyans-jailed-in-ethiopi
>>> a-finally-released-204263/
>>>
>>> Il lunedì 19 dicembre 2016, Athar Ahmad Bhatti via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> ha scritto:
>>>
>>>> Apologies for the blank post.
>>>>
>>>> Having worked in neighboring countries on assignment i find it is never
>>>> easy working out of the country. In most local companies rules are thrown
>>>> out of the window in favor of higher profits. Some of them even eat into
>>>> per diems of staff members and house them in a he cheapest accommodations
>>>> possible.
>>>>
>>>> Zak was just trying to make an honest living. It is the duty of the
>>>> senior manager and board of the company that sent him to Ethiopia without
>>>> appropriate permission and legal representation to be accountable. Now that
>>>> Zak is gone the company needs to be sued under humanitarian grounds to
>>>> generously compensate the family of Zack.
>>>>
>>>> The company should also be forced to lodge a case with the Ethiopian
>>>> Government to pay any liable penalties through violation of laws of the
>>>> country and release the workers still in jail. They must send lawyers
>>>> immediately and be named and shamed if not.
>>>>
>>>> What are the so called humanitarian NGOs doing? They should put
>>>> pressure on this draconian company and ensure they act for this is
>>>> unacceptable.
>>>>
>>>> Ready to sign any petitions necessary for this is unacceptable.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you,
>>>>
>>>> Best regards,
>>>>
>>>> Athar Ahmad Bhatti
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 11:26 PM +0300, “Athar Ahmad Bhatti” <
>>>> atharab@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
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>>> Grace Mutung’u
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