"If only my leader had agreed to cheat like the other guy."

Says wishful nation journalist Vincent Achuka. What kind of journalism is this? Are we today such hardcore believers in the the church of corruption & shortcuts?!

Achuka also forgets that there are so many other aspects key to winning an election other than Cambridge Analytica tricks. Jubilee ran very energetic election campaigns selling hope as their main agenda. CORD was tired, old, elderly… lethargic repeating what Jubilee said , disjointed, boring… I find it hard to believe that Cambridge Analytica alone would’ve saved baba and his corterie of hanger’s on.

[SIZE=6]How cockiness cost Raila Odinga last two elections[/SIZE]
SATURDAY JANUARY 4 2020

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ODM leader Raila Odinga. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
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[li]But after failing to clinch a consultancy deal with Mr Odinga, Cambridge Analytica approached the Jubilee alliance and was hired.[/li][li]Nasa coalition turned to Canadian firm Aristotle Consulting, whose senior bosses, John Aristotle Phillips and Andreas Katsouris were later deported.[/li][/ul]
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An overconfident ODM leader Raila Odinga declined the services of controversial British data-mining company Cambridge Analytica in 2013, as he was sure of defeating the then Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mr Odinga’s party turned down the firm which, at the height of its operations, employed dirty political tricks for its clients, including sowing tribal discord and spreading fake news, but suggested that it would consider them in the 2017 polls, while already in power and seeking re-election.
Then he lost the election to the Jubilee alliance duo of Mr Kenyatta and Mr William Ruto.
But after failing to clinch a consultancy deal with Mr Odinga, Cambridge Analytica approached the Jubilee alliance and was hired.
The Jubilee duo went on to win the elections, just crossing the required 50 per cent plus one threshold required by the constitution.
Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto, at the time the Eldoret North MP and a Cabinet minister, won the election with 6.17 million votes while the Prime Minister and his running mate, Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, got 5.34 million votes. A challenge of the election outcome at the Supreme Court was decided in Jubilee’s favour.

COMPROMISED POLL?
Later, in the run-up to the 2017 General Election, ODM tried to enlist the services of Cambridge Analytica, but the firm refused, pointing out that it only worked with governments.
The Jubilee Alliance, a coalition of The National Alliance (TNA), the United Republican Party (URP) and other like-minded parties, has consistently denied that Cambridge Analytica ever worked for them.
ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna said he did not have any information on whether Cambridge Analytica ever approached the party.
“In 2013, I was in private practice as a lawyer and was just an ordinary member of the party,” said Mr Sifuna.
“Therefore, I would not have any information on what you are asking me. The best person to call will be Mr Oduor Ong’wen or Prof Anyang Nyong’o.”
However, a trail of communication, invoices and work plans shared between Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, and middlemen for the Jubilee Alliance shows the company tried to get involved in Kenya’s elections immediately after being launched in 2012.
And while there has been suspicion all along that it helped President Kenyatta get elected in 2013 and in 2017, a thing Jubilee Party has vehemently denied, new evidence shows that Cambridge Analytica had initially approached the Orange party.

OVERCONFIDENCE
The attempt to get the controversial firm to work for Mr Odinga was brokered by a Mr Isaac Ndung’u Kanino of Kanino Global Limited, which at that time was operating from Apartment 5 of Apex Junction Suites in Kilimani, Nairobi.
“I hope you are fine. Last time we had a fruitful engagement, which led to a meeting with Marcus Beltran of SCL and ODM top brass, who included the former Prime Minister’s permanent secretary Mohammed Isahakia,” says a note dated December 2, 2014 written by Mr Kanino to Alexander Nix, a British businessman, who was at that time the CEO of Cambridge Analytica and the director of SCL.
“It was truly unfortunate that ODM were too confident and thought that the services of SCL would best serve them in 2017 elections when they were already in power.
“The results of their overconfidence is well-known,” said Mr Kanino in reference to Mr Odinga’s 2013 election loss.
Cambridge Analytica was the American arm of SCL, which began in Britain just before the Brexit vote of 2014.
The two companies were forced to shut down in May 2018 following a huge uproar across the world after accusations of illegally accessing Facebook data and using it to target voters in the United States, which helped President Donald Trump win the elections.

DATA MINING
Additionally, they were accused of mining online data and individual psychometric profiles which they used to personalise political messages to communicate with both undecided voters and reach out to a candidate’s supporters.
In another email exchange, Mr Isaac Ndungu Kanino approached SCL to advise the government on how to counter radicalisation and counter-insurgency in the wake of the Garissa University terrorist attack in 2015.
Mr Kanino, of whom very little is known, says on his single-page company’s website that he helps leading organisations achieve their objectives.
Without the support of Cambridge Analytica in 2017, and having lost what could have been a great opportunity in 2013, Mr Odinga’s Nasa coalition turned to Canadian firm Aristotle Consulting.
But state operatives dramatically arrested and deported John Aristotle Phillips, the American founder and CEO of Aristotle, and Canadian Andreas Katsouris, the company’s senior vice-president, on charges they had violated visa laws with just a week to the elections.

[SIZE=6]Agent in Jubilee’s 2017 Jubilee poll victory opens up[/SIZE]
WEDNESDAY JULY 17 2019

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[li]Alexandra Phillips said the work was so sensitive that she was told if anyone asked what she was doing in the country, she must tell them she was working as an air hostess.[/li][li]In the interview, Ms Phillips also said the contract was valued at £300,000 (about Sh3.8 million) a month, and would add up to around $6 million (Sh600 million).[/li][li]Raila had threatened to sue the firms for their ‘devilish propaganda’[/li][/ul]
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A high-profile Brexiteer and Member of the European Parliament has admitted that she secretly worked for Cambridge Analytica in the 2017 election campaign in Kenya.
Brexit Party MEP Alexandra Phillips made the admission to the UK’s Channel 4 News after initially denying any involvement with the disgraced data firm, and pressuring journalists to drop the story.

BACKTRACKED
She backtracked only after Channel 4 News obtained a recording of an interview from 2017 in which she confirms she had been “employed by Cambridge Analytica to work for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta”.
Cambridge Analytica, created around 2013 with an initial focus on the US elections, denies meddling in the 2017 Kenya polls, even though Mr Mark Turnbull, then MD of the firm, had been quoted by CNBC as saying they “rebranded the entire (Jubilee) party twice, wrote their manifesto, and conducted two rounds of 50,000 (participant) surveys”.
The admission by Ms Phillips will further dent the digital marketing firm’s controversial image.

In a statement released to Channel 4 News, Ms Phillips admitted working for SCL, Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, on President Kenyatta’s re-election campaign.
“In Kenya, I worked as a freelance contractor – focusing on speech writing – with the team of President Kenyatta. This work was sub-contracted out to me by SCL, which went on to become a different company,” she said.
Cambridge Analytica was exposed by an undercover Channel 4 News investigation last year in which company bosses were filmed boasting of dirty tricks and influencing elections across the world.
They were caught bragging about smear campaigns, bribing politicians, and seeding “unattributable, untrackable” propaganda onto the internet in a bid to sway campaigns for clients.

MISINFORMATION
The 2017 poll was marred by misinformation, with fake news spread across the country via the internet and on smartphones. Mr Kenyatta’s opponent Raila Odinga was smeared with a series of viral videos, including one notoriously depicting apocalyptic scenes if he were to emerge victorious.
No one in Kenya seemingly knew who was behind the video. Cambridge Analytica denied any involvement with the content, and any role in negative political campaigning in Kenya. But a few months after the election, Mr Odinga accused the firm of tarnishing his name, and even threatened to sue it and Facebook for “devilish propaganda”.
“I have been a victim of fake news. The international community has failed to rein them in,” Mr Odinga told participants in an address at Chatham House in the UK.
“I am disappointed that Facebook agreed to cooperate in this clandestine enterprise… we are actually contemplating legal action.”
“Cambridge Analytica was running a platform you would see my picture with very negative stories every time you opened a page. Once the campaigns were over, you could not see those pages, making it difficult to seek legal redress.”
Mr Kenyatta came to power in 2013 and won a second and final term in 2018, defeating Mr Odinga by 1.4 million votes. The Supreme Court nullified the vote, citing procedural irregularities, and ordered a second election.

HEFTY FINE
Facebook already faces a Sh500 billion fine in the US over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the hefty fine, which needs approval from the Justice Department. Since March 2018, FTC has been investigating allegations of the political consultancy firm improperly obtaining data of up to 87 million Facebook users. If approved, the fine will be the biggest penalty against a technology company by the federal government. In 2012, Google was fined Sh2.2 billion for privacy violation.
When initially questioned by Channel 4 News on camera, Ms Phillips denied working for Cambridge Analytica or even knowing anyone on its political campaign team.
“I didn’t work for them at all. That’s libellous,” she said. “I’m being very serious now. You’re actually propagating a load of misinformation that’s been put online…based on nothing,” she said.
“If you want to talk about the Cambridge Analytica campaign, speak to them, not me. I don’t know them. I really don’t know the people.”
Ms Phillips pressured the journalists to drop the story, before calling her lawyers.
“And if you use this online, it’s going to be very difficult. And actually, please don’t pursue that because there’s going to be a lot of things that might be happening over the next weeks… months…which is going to make life very difficult. I’m being serious. I’ve never been employed by Cambridge Analytica in my life,” she threatened.
However, Channel 4 News obtained an audio recording of an interview from 2017 in which Ms Phillips told how she was secretly employed by Cambridge Analytica to work for Mr Kenyatta’s Jubilee party.

‘AIR HOSTESS’
“I’ve not been able to speak to you because I’ve been under my contract, which finished yesterday,” she says in the recording.
“So now I’m able to talk. But whilst I’m under contract with Cambridge Analytica, if they’d found that I’d spoken to a journalist about them, then, you know what I mean non-disclosure agreements and all the rest of it? I wasn’t working for Jubilee. I was employed by Cambridge Analytica, who had the contract with Jubilee.”
“I was brought on as a political communications consultant for the Kenya project. I’d be writing the President’s speeches and his talking points for rallies and State House statements. I trained their communications team; they’re all sort of journalists who came together to create a press office, so I had to train them.”
She said the work was so sensitive that she was told if anyone asked what she was doing in the country, she must tell them she was working as an air hostess.
In the interview, Ms Phillips also said the contract was valued at £300,000 (about Sh3.8 million) a month, and would add up to around $6 million (Sh600 million).
In a statement released to Channel 4 News last night, Phillips said: “Out of respect for those whom I served, I will continue to respect the confidentiality agreements that I signed upon accepting the role in Kenya. And I will not be bullied by agenda-driven, guilt-by-association reporting.”

Remember this?? :D:D Patty hawa ni watu wangeweza afford Cambridge Analytica services in 2013?

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:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Ouch!!!

Halafu wakakula hio pesa like hungry hyenas. :rolleyes:

People must be serious sometimes. I remember the red uniforms Uhuruto used to wear and the U.S type collegiate jackets … manze that was a serious team.

Very many kids wanted that jacket. It means Uhuruto were connecting with the kids. Even their hats were custom made to fit perfectly on the head. Nothing to chance.

Meanwhile Baba was dressed in orange oversize shirts that looked like they were sown by a village tailor.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Na kofia za 50 bob.:rolleyes:

Image is everything.

Look at this photo surely… korti oversize na t-shirt ndani ???:rolleyes::rolleyes:

And begging for money…

And you want to be the president of a country. At least project a presidential code of dressing. Hire an image consultant.

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