[Skunkworks] Economic Sabotage Charges - Vodacom Tanzania

Andrew Nduati nduatiandrew at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 16:35:47 EAT 2019


Pole sana Brian.

Things like this keep the EAC & One Africa dream further from being reality

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:57 PM Tony Likhanga via skunkworks <
skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:

> Thanks for the brief Brian.
>
> Welcome back! We're sorry for the ordeal you had to go through.
>
> Have some good rest, you deserve it! We're confident you'll bounce back
> stronger - you already have!
>
> Karibu sana.
>
> On Thu, Apr 18, 2019, 9:49 PM Brian L <lusiola at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello Listers,
>>
>> Thank you Tony for the concern and for raising this up.
>> It has been an excruciating 30 days of experiencing the unfair law
>> systems of our neighboring country.
>> I returned to Kenya on Friday morning, shaken and a little broken.
>> *Please note: I am not making any comments or statements on behalf of
>> Inventure Mobile Kenya Limited - Tala*
>>
>> Vodacom had been providers for both mpesa and telephony (SIP trunk)
>> services.
>> The accusations by the regulator are totally preposterous  and what makes
>> it worse, is that regulators have incompetent people in place.
>>
>> Long short of it;
>>
>> 1. Accusation is made.
>> 2. Nine days later, the a charge is provided.
>> 3. Day 10, the case is taken to a court that cannot listen to the case
>> (resident magistrate court)
>> 4. Bail can be applied for, but only at the high court.
>> 5. Lawyers advice against bail, as the prosecution can block the judge
>> from granting it. At this stage, we're informed that any protest will land
>> us a Money Laundering charge, which does not have bail.
>> 6. Day 24, Vodacom is brought into the case, with an MD who has only been
>> confirmed 2 weeks prior.
>> 7. Day 30, end of the whole problem as companies pay fines.
>>
>> It is a travesty, where the legal systems take a company's employees as
>> hostages to get fines for the government and regulators.
>> The system denies bail, because the prosecution knows it will lose the
>> case if the hostages are released.
>> To make matters worse, there are plenty of innocent people being arrested
>> and imprisoned by the system.
>> Every single day on local newspapers, you will be sure to find a
>> different case of "*Kuhujumu Uchumi" *
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 6:37 AM Alvin Ochola Gmail <ajochola at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Good morning,
>>>
>>> I believe Brian is still on this forum
>>> and his brother Sammy though am not sure....
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Alvin Ochola
>>>
>>> On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 at 01:48, Tony Likhanga via skunkworks <
>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Just checking if anyone knows if Brian Lusiola is fairly OK and
>>>> probably has access to legal representation. I see some mention of him in
>>>> this convoluted case.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/business/Vodacom-tanzania-tala-bosses-charged-with-economic-sabotage/2560-5055246-dcdaeuz/index.html
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Tony.
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>>
>> --
>> Lusiola Brian
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