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    Dismissal from Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services Limited

--- Mundia Kamau <roysambu@yahoo.com> wrote:

                                                                                                       Michael Mundia Kamau
                                                                                                       P.O. Box 58972
                                                                                                       00200 City Square
                                                                                                       Nairobi
                                                                                                       Kenya

                                                                                                       21st February 2006


Joseph Muremwa
Head of IT and Operations
Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited
Moi Avenue, Bank House, 7th floor
P.O. Box 30120
00100 GPO
Nairobi
Kenya

Dear Sir

RE: PRIVATE SECTOR ANGLO LEASING TYPE SCANDAL AT BARCLAYS KENYA

This morning, Tuesday, 21st February 2006, Mr. Mark Momanyi handed me my dismissal letter at 8.40 a.m., for my role in the Jones Mutua Mule matter. You were not even brave or courageous enough to discharge this crucial function, and cowardly delegated it to Mr. Momanyi.

I have been hurriedly dismissed before crucial questions to my letters below of 20th February 2006, 14th February 2006, 13th February 2006, 26th January 2006, 5th January 2006 and 28th December 2005, have been answered.

I took an early opportunity to expose this and other troubling related matters to the Barclays and ABSA Offices in the United Kingdom and South Africa, the Central Staff Committee of Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited, the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union (BIFU), the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU), the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Justice, the Kenya Anti- Corruption Commission (KACC), the Central Bank of Kenya, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA), the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), the Parliamentary Committees on Finance, Labour and Justice, severally, the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and the Kenya Human Rights Commission, yet none of these organisations has bothered respond, intervene or get involved.

This is very troubling because almost all of the aforementioned organizations have copies of my letters below of 20th February 2006, 14th February 2006, 13th February 2006, 26th January 2006, 5th January 2006 and 28th December 2005, and more, but no action has been taken.

My conclusion is that there is a grand conspiracy to conceal one of the most shameful private sector financial and securities scandals in the history of this country, comparable only to the disgraceful Anglo Leasing and Goldenburg scandals of the public sector.

With specific reference to the Jones Mutua Mule matter, my dismissal has been effected before a host of questions have been answered, and in particular, the five crucial ones below:

 (i)   Why am I the only officer who has been
       purportedly investigated and dismissed with
       regard to the Jones Mutua Mule matter, yet the
       Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited
       shareholding was immobilised for sale by
       myself, and the Standard Chartered Bank
       Kenya Limited shareholding was immobilised for
       sale by a different officer at Barclays
       Advisory and Registrar Services Limited? I
       asked this question in my letter below of 13th
       February 2006, which please see, and have still
       not received a response.

(ii)   Why am I the only member of staff who has been
       under investigation in the above matter of
       Jones Mutua Mule, and ultimately been
       dismissed, when the documents were handled by
       at least five other members of staff at
       Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services
       Limited? I asked this question in my letter
       below of 14th February 2006, which please see,
       and have still not received a response.

(iii) Are investigations into the thirteen other fraud
      cases mentioned in my letter below of 28th
      December 2005, which I am made to understand
      have grown to sixteen during the period of my
      suspension, being handled with the same comical
      pace of urgency as the Jones Mutua Mule case? I
      asked this question in my letter below of 14th
      February 2006, which please see, and have still
      not received a response.

Related to this, I again specifically draw you attention to Page 17 of the "The Standard” of Thursday, 9th February 2006, which carries the story of one of the mentioned frauds that have been established during the period of my suspension and dismissal. The fraud is for East African Breweries Limited shares worth US $ 994,754 and the story is carried under the heading “KRA boss summoned”.                                                                                                                                                          

(iv)  Several members of staff at Barclays Advisory
      and Registrar Services Limited have
      recorded statements with the Banking Fraud and
      Investigation Unit of the Central Bank of Kenya
      (CBK), regarding their roles in the numerous
      frauds that have lately been unearthed at
      Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services
      Limited. I have not been made to record a single
      statement regarding the Jones Mutua Mule matter
      with the Banking Fraud and Investigation Unit of
      the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), clearly because
      the matter is not regarded as criminal, yet I
      have been on a 60 day suspension on half pay,
      purportedly in line with “clause A5 C) i) of the
      Collective Agreement covering Section Heads,
      Check Clerks, Clerical and subordinate staff”
      which is invoked in matters considered of a
      criminal nature, and neither have I not been
      charged or appeared in a Court of Law on a
      criminal charge. I have nevertheless been
      dismissed and no refund of my deducted salaries
      has been made to me

(v)   Despite earlier blowing the whistle seven and a
      half years ago by way of my reports of 9th July
      1998 and 30th July 1998, and thereafter in the
      years 1999, 2000 and recently but not finally,
      in the year 2004 by way of my 19 extensive
      reports on the infamous and shameful Nicholas
      Colin Olivier Watney fraud case, no corrective
      action has ever been taken at Barclays Advisory
      and Registrar Services Limited. My dismissal
      must come as a relief because I am now finally
      out of the way.

My only regret is that I did not expose these horrifying, scandalous and criminal affairs to the public earlier, no doubt, because I feared losing my job. This is a burden of indecisiveness and betrayal to society that I will always have to bear.

I will not insult myself by appealing your decision to dismiss me empty handed after nine and a half years of dedicated service. I will also not give credence and legitimacy to the criminal activities of the Barclays and ABSA Group worldwide by lodging an internal appeal against my dismissal. I will fight for and seek redress externally in my capacity as a citizen of the Republic of Kenya, however long it takes. If my time on this Earth expires before the fight is concluded, then I will ensure that the fight is carried on by those I leave behind.

The coming weeks will be difficult for me, but I will nevertheless systematically reveal the Dens of Vice, Deceipt, Corruption, Thuggery, Contempt, Robbery, Hypocrisy and Theft that the Barclays/ABSA Groups worldwide, actually are. In the coming weeks, I will systematically reveal how the Barclays/ABSA Groups worldwide, in conjunction with a larger and wider network, attempted to criminally and shamefully conceal a Kenyan private sector Anglo Leasing type scam.

Should I be harmed or killed, I have ensured that Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited and the Barclays/ABSA Groups worldwide, are held responsible.


Yours faithfully,


Michael Mundia Kamau


Encls.


--- Mundia Kamau <roysambu@yahoo.com> wrote:

                                                                                                     Michael Mundia Kamau
                                                                                                     P.O. Box 58972
                                                                                                     00200 City Square
                                                                                                     Nairobi
                                                                                                     Kenya

                                                                                                     20th February 2006


Margaret Atandi
HR Administrator, ER
Human Resources Division
Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited
P.O. Box 30120
00100 GPO
Nairobi
Kenya

Dear Madam

RE: UNABATED CRIMES AT BARCLAYS KENYA

I refer to my letters below of 14th February 2006, 13th February 2006, 26th January 2006, 5th January
2006 and 28th December 2005, and regret that I have not as yet received responses.

This horrendous, shameful and monumental scandal has already caused me more than enough grief, anguish,
anxiety, torment, agony and inconvenience, and would wish to be given the final decision.

My illegal extended 60 day suspension on half pay, is due to expire on Saturday, 25th February 2006, and
will therefore assume that I will get a response on Monday, 27th February 2006 at 8.05 a.m., because no
one whosoever is bothering to communicate with me. I further add that I do not wish to be unnecessarily
kept waiting for one hour and 48 minutes, as was the case on 26th January 2006, and would therefore wish to be directed on where to go on Monday, 27th February 2006, and at what time.

The cowardice and incompetence of the entire management of Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited and
Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services Limited, deeply amazes me.


Yours faithfully


Michael Mundia Kamau


Encls.


--- Mundia Kamau <roysambu@yahoo.com> wrote:

                                                                                                      Michael Mundia Kamau
                                                                                                      P.O. Box 58972
                                                                                                      00200 City Square
                                                                                                      Nairobi
                                                                                                      Kenya

                                                                                                      14th February 2006


Margaret Atandi
HR Administrator, ER
Human Resources Division
Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited
P.O. Box 30120
00100 GPO
Nairobi
Kenya

Dear Madam

RE: CORPORATE FRAUD COVER UP AT BARCLAYS KENYA

Further to your frantic, desperate and rude phone call to me on my cell phone on Monday, 13th February 2006 at 09:25 Hrs. GMT, I respond as follows:

I submitted corrections of minutes of Disciplinary Hearing of 3rd February 2006, at your Barclays Plaza,
Mezzanine 6 Office at 04:49 Hrs. GMT on Monday morning, 13th February 2006. There was no response
whatsoever from you between 04:49 Hrs. GMT and 08.11 Hrs. GMT, a period of 3 hours and 22 minutes. At the said 08.11 Hrs. GMT, I sent you my e-mail below of Monday, 13th February 2006. No sooner had I sent you and others my said e-mail below of 13th February 2006, you as mentioned above, made a frantic call to me on my cell phone at 09:25 Hrs. GMT. You told me that all 25 corrections of Disciplinary Hearing of 3rd February 2006 had been made, and I was needed with immediate effect at Barclays Plaza, Mezzanine 6, to sign them off.

It therefore means that it took only one hour and 14 minutes to verify and validate all 25 corrections, and
ensure that I was not trying to doctor the minutes, because 25 corrections to a brief document like that
is big. Secondly, it took only one hour and 14 minutes to get in touch with all the panelists of the
Disciplinary Hearing of 3rd February 2006, to enable them confirm that the 25 corrections were a true
reflection. Finally, it took only one hour and 14 minutes to do a cross check with the investigating
officers to ensure consistency in my statements and submissions.

I am further forced to compare the above with investigations into the purported Nicholas Colin Olivier Watney fraud case investigation, which were concluded as below:

1. Disciplinary Hearing conducted on 2nd December 2004

2. Was sent minutes of Disciplinary Hearing, one week
   later on 9th December 2004

3. Submitted corrections of minutes of Disciplinary
   Hearing on 13th December 2004

4. Was sent the corrected draft of minutes of
   Disciplinary Hearing of 2nd December 2004 on 2nd
   February 2005, after one month and 20 days, and not
   after one hour and 14 minutes

5. Signed and submitted corrected draft of minutes of
   Disciplinary Hearing of 2nd December 2004 on 4th
   February 2005.

6. Received verdict of purported investigation on 5th
   April 2005, after 2 months.

This is the 5th time I am being forced to guide you on how to properly, correctly and legally do your job.

Despite the fact that corrections of minutes of Disciplinary Hearing of 3rd February 2006 were regularised in a record one hour and 14 minutes on Monday, 13th February 2006, you did not so much as bother to respond to my four letters below of 13th February 2006, 26th January 2006, 5th January 2006 and 28th December 2005, which not only point out violations against the so called Barclays guidelines, but even more disturbingly, criminal violations of the Laws of the Republic of Kenya.

Amongst several other things your Office has totally refused to respond to the following queries:

(i)   Why am I the only member of staff under
      investigation in the matter of the Jones Mutua
      Mule, when the documents were handled by at
      least five other members of staff at Barclays
      Advisory and Registrar Services Limited?

(ii)  Are investigations into the thirteen other fraud
      cases mentioned in my letter below of 28th
      December 2005, which I am made to understand
      have grown to sixteen during the period of my
      suspension, being handled with the same comical
      pace of urgency as the Jones Mutua Mule case?

I specifically draw you attention to Page 17 of the The Standard” of Thursday, 9th February 2006, which
carries the story of one of the mentioned frauds that have been established during the period I have been on
suspension. The fraud is for East African Breweries Limited shares worth US $ 994,754 and the story is
carried under the heading “KRA boss summoned”. It further pains me to think that I submitted reports on
9th July 1998 and 30th July 1998 that cautioned against the strong possibility of such occurrences, but they both ignored contemptuously.

I have cooperated with your purported investigations to the extent that is permissible.

I will not sign the purportedly rectified and corrected draft of Disciplinary Hearing of 3rd February 2006, because doing so will give credence and legitimacy to a flawed and criminal process, that has
violated both good practice and the Laws of the Republic of Kenya.

You are at liberty to take whatever action you choose, including dismissing me.


Yours faithfully,


Michael Mundia Kamau


Encls.


--- Mundia Kamau <roysambu@yahoo.com> wrote:

                                                                                                       Michael Mundia Kamau
                                                                                                       P.O. Box 58972
                                                                                                       00200 City Square
                                                                                                       Nairobi
                                                                                                       Kenya

                                                                                                       13th February 2006


Margaret Atandi
HR Administrator, ER
Human Resources Division
Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited
P.O. Box 30120
00100 GPO
Nairobi
Kenya

Dear Madam

I have this morning, Monday, 13th February 2006, submitted corrections of minutes of Disciplinary
Hearing of 3rd February 2006, at your Barclays Plaza, M6 office. There are 25 corrections in total.

I am however particularly concerned that the figure of possible loss is indicated as US $ 7,244, when infact my role is limited to immobilisation of only the Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited shareholding. The Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya Limited shareholding was verified for immobilisation by a different officer at Barclays
Advisory and Registrar Services Limited, and not myself. I find it strange that your so called thorough
investigations have not established this basic fact despite my 60 day suspension on half pay. This
confirms my earlier assertion of victimisation and persecution.

This is the 4th time that I am being made to point out outrageously petulant, juvenile, elementary and
comical omissions and violations. These omissions and violations are deliberate and geared towards my speedy
dismissal, because neither your Office nor anyone else, has bothered to respond. You people want me so
badly that you are prepared to go to any lengths. You will have your day.

I further regret that Mr. Charles Kiarie was part of the panel on 3rd February 2006, yet the 30th Januray
2006 notification had clearly stated that the panel would consist of Mr. Elly Odhong and Mr. Paul Russo.
When I enquired from Mr. Paul Russo and Mr. Elly Odhong about this, they both brushed it aside by stating, “Ahhh! It’s OK”. Had I come with my lawyer to the Disciplinary Hearing, which I would have loved to,
would he have been admitted on the strength of an assertion of “Ahhh! It’s OK”?

Finally, I regret that I have not received responses from either Mr. Abdi Mohamed or Ms. Caroline Armstrong, to my letters below of 26th January 2006, 5th January 2006 and 28th December 2005.


Yours faithfully,


Michael Mundia Kamau


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--- Mundia Kamau <roysambu@yahoo.com> wrote:


                                                                                                      Michael Mundia Kamau
                                                                                                      P.O. Box 58972
                                                                                                      00200 City Square
                                                                                                      Nairobi

                                                                                                      26th January 2006


Caroline Armstrong
Ag. Head of Operations
Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited
Operations & IT – Kenya
Bank House 7th floor
P.O. Box 30120
00100 Nairobi

Dear Madam

RE: SUSPENSION EXTENSION

I refer to your letter dated 26th January 2006, in which you notify me that my suspension from duty has
been extended by a further 30 days, effective 26th January 2006. Your said letter partly states that
“clause A5 (C) (i) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, supercedes the Barclays Guidelines”.

This no doubt is in response to my letter below of 28th December 2005, and attempts to explain and
justify the reason I received half-pay in January 2006, and probably why I will receive half-pay in
February 2006.

I draw your attention to the last time that I was forcibly and unjustifiably sent on suspension i.e. 29th November 2004 to 4th April 2005, a period of 4 months and 6 days, a period which in itself violates the terms of clause A5 (C) (i) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and ask why it is that I received full pay on that occasion in line with Barclays Guidelines, and why it is that I am now being made to receive half-pay, purportedly in line with clause A5 (C) (i) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

I further state that you and your colleagues are making no effort to conceal your intended manipulation
of the entire matter. I arrived at 8.05 a.m. on 26th January 2006 as required, and was kept waiting
unnecessarily until 9.53 a.m., a period of one hour 48 minutes as frantic and desperate consultations and
phone calls were made. No effort was made to update me on progress with the purported investigation, if any, and why a further 30 day extension had been deemed necessary. These are clearly tactics to buy time. Mr. Albert Majiwa was not even sure whether i was meant to report on 26th January 2006 or 27th January 2006. Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services Limited was even less informed, which clearly indicates that i am forcibly being kept away from work for reasons other than a puported investigation. I was then hurriedly
issued with another suspension letter, which only partly conformed with requirements of the same, and
which must certainly have been prompted by my strong objections below of 28th December 2005, regarding
issuance of my first sham suspension letter of 27th December 2005

Your early response to these and other glaring and unanswered discrepancies below, will highly be
appreciated.


Yours faithfully


Michael Mundia Kamau



--- Mundia Kamau <roysambu@yahoo.com> wrote:

                                                                       Michael Mundia Kamau                    P.O Box 58972
                                                                       00200 City Square
                                                                       Nairobi
                                                                       Kenya

                                                                       5th January 2006

Abdi Mohamed
Head of Operations

Dear Mr. Mohamed

I refer to my communication below of 28th December 2005, and regret your refusal to respond.


Yours sincerely


Michael Mundia Kamau


> --- Mundia Kamau <roysambu@yahoo.com> wrote:


                                                                        Michael Mundia Kamau                    P.O. Box 58972
                                                                        00200 City Square
                                                                        Nairobi
                                                                        Kenya

                                                                        28th December 2005

Abdi Mohamed
Head of Operations

Dear Mr. Mohamed

RE: IRREGULAR SUSPENSION

Further to your irregular and improper suspension letter of 27th December 2005, I will be grateful to
obtain clarification on the following two matters:

The first sentence of the second last paragraph states that “During the period of suspension, you will
receive salary at half your basic pay”. I will be grateful to know under what clause this was invoked,
because the “Discipline, appeals and problem solving employee guide”, clearly states that “For an
investigation to be carried out thoroughly and fairly it may be necessary in specific circumstances to
suspend you from work on FULL PAY(where legally permitted). At the time of being suspended you will be
informed of the reason and this will be communicated in writing THEREAFTER”. Please refer to page 4 of the
same, under the heading “What is suspension from work?”

Secondly, your letter invokes “clause A5 C) i) of the Collective Agreement covering Section Heads, Check
Clerks, Clerical and Subordinate staff for a period of thirty (30) days”. I will be grateful to have a copy
of the invoked clause, and will be also grateful to know why it is in direct contradiction of the second
last sentence of the previous paragraph. I further invoke my rights as an employee, and demand to be told
under what circumstances I have been suspended, under the five provided for. The five provided for are,

1. It is considered that the individual may hinder the
   investigation;
2. It would be inappropriate for the individual to
   remain on the premises
3. The allegations are believed to be so serious that
   they constitute gross misconduct that could result
   in summary dismissal;
4. The individual may interfere with the Bank’s
   equipment or property; or
5. The procedure was not followed

I will be grateful with your early response to
paragraphs 2 and 3.

I further take this early opportunity to state that your purported suspension is unprocedural, unprofessional, unwarranted, humiliating, and designed to persecute and intimidate me. It is simply and plainly victimisation. It is on plain paper with no indication of it’s origin, other than your name, title and signature, and neither is it copied to either Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services Limited, the Human Resources Division of Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited, The Central Staff Committee of Barclays Bank of Kenya, or the Banking Insurance and Finance Union (BIFU), to give credence to your invocation of “clause A5 C) i) of the Collective Agreement covering Section Heads, Check Clerks, Clerical and Subordinate staff for a period of thirty (30) days”, and to further validate your claim that you have consulted exhaustively with the Human Resources Division of
Barclays Bank of Kenya. Given the magnitude of the matter, the omissions are deliberate and designed to
hasten my dismissal from employment. These are extremely serious grievances which I will pursue
internally and externally, whether or not I am dismissed.

I am also extremely perturbed with the speed with the decision to suspend was reached. This matter under
investigation came to light on Tuesday, 13th December 2005, as far as I am aware. I was summoned to the
Office of the Head of Registrar Services on Wednesday afternoon, 14th December 2005 and responded to queries regarding the matter. On Thursday afternoon, 22nd December 2005, I was interviewed by an officer from the Barclays Africa Security and Investigative Services (BASIS). The interview and the statement I
recorded in his presence took about one hour. On Tuesday morning, 27th December 2005, the same officer
came and gave me two plain pieces of paper on which I appended 12 samples of my signature. I could not
understand why, because I have not disputed partly handling the documents at any point. I was then given
a staff/suspect form to complete, after which I was released. No sooner had this happened, you arrived and
summoned me to the office of the Head of Registrar Services, and handed me your sham suspension letter.
There was no Union representative or Human Resources Division representative to witness the same, and you
quickly shut me down when I sought clarification. It therefore took slightly over 24 hours only to reach
this drastic decision.

What is baffling is that there are thirteen other similar ongoing cases under investigation, which have not been treated in the same manner at all. The parties concerned have not been subjected to the unfair and humiliating treatment that I am being subjected to, neither have they been suspended. Of the thirteen, I played a role in frustrating two, whereas my advise in approaching a further two was contemptuously brushed aside, causing a known loss with at least one. May I also state that none of the thirteen cases involves the Nicholas Colin Oliver Watney fraud case, because I am convinced that you and others are under the belief that I have never moved on from that matter.

My conclusion is that I am being persecuted and victimised because of my previous clashes with the
establishment. It is clear that you and several others have, and will never forgive me, and are doing little
to conceal it.

I do not expect the slightest measure of fairness or objectivity over the coming 6 weeks, and have prepared
myself for the worst. I will nevertheless co-operate fully with your sham investigations and appear before
your sham Disciplinary and Grievances Panel. I will face my fate with honour, and then lay bare the
workings of an organisation that professes to be world class, and professes to place employees at the centre
of all it’s dealings. Do not get me wrong, I am fully aware of the slow, painful, frustrating, laborious and
inefficient workings of the Kenyan Judicial system.

Should I be harmed or killed, I have ensured that Barclays Bank of Kenya is held responsible.


Yours sincerely,


Michael Mundia Kamau

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See also "Supporting Documents I", "Supporting Documents II", "Supporting Documents III" and "Supporting Documents IV" elsewhere on this website