NI KAMA VINDEO; WAIGURU, NYS AND THE MOVIE THAT COULD BE KENYA’S GREAT
The latest revelations into the Kshs 791 Million NYS scandal which lead to the stepping aside of former Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Mumbi Waiguru have sparked an interesting conversation on social media platforms with some media entrepreneurs expressing interest in making a movie. The idea of filming a ‘Waiguru Movie’ was first conceived by Dorothy Ghettuba; a producer by profession who could not help but admire the rich script authored by Ms Kabura in her affidavit implicating the former CS among others in the scandal.
WHERE THE SCRPIT BEGINS
According to Ms. Kabura who swore the affidavit, her friendship with Ms Anne Waiguru dates back to 2012 when they met while she worked at KDN. It is then that the duo are said to have become great acquaintances so much so that they even started plotting to do business with the upcoming government. In her affidavit, Ms Kabura purports to have met Anne Waiguru in her Runda home where she had been asked to take her resume in order to be assisted to do business with private business and the upcoming government in the long run. According to Ms. Kabura, Waiguru was well connected to the government and had even been promised to secure a job as a Cabinet Secretary after the 2013 presidential polls.
The juicy story of two friends determined to help each other ditch poverty could however prove to be a huge project to undertake its prospects notwithstanding. According to Dorothy Ghettuba;a ,media executive and producer, the idea of filming a movie where a person is thought to have had at least twenty different companies could prove to be an expensive affair bearing I mind that the film makers would have to make a provision for at least twenty offices, explains her tweets.
It is this hefty investment required to make a story out of Ms. Kabura’s affidavit that had Dorothy wonder aloud to the disappointment of hundreds of social media enthusiasts who could have otherwise started gearing up for the launch of the film later in the year.
THE COMPANIES MAKING THE CHARACTERS
In her affidavit, Ms. Kabura claims that sometime in mid August 2014 the Cabinet Secretary invited her to her house in Runda where she was asked to submit documents that would help fast track the formation of a substantial number of over twenty companies that she now owns which would and did in fact transact business with the NYS.
“She registered 20 businesses? Does that mean 20 offices? Will the movie feature all the 20 offices? Hi ni high budget movie,” Dorothy Ghettuba posed on her official twitter handle.
Ms Ghettuba also thought on cutting down on costs in order to realize the aspiration of many in having the “Waiguru Movie” otherwise known as the ‘NYS Movie’ filmed without unnecessary budgetary constraints. “People meeting in underground parking lots swapping bags of money? But a golden Pajero? Ah we’ll use a black one #ArtisticLicense#NYSMovie,” Ms Ghettuba said in yet another tweet.
But whether in fact it would be possible to produce a movie in light of the new revelations as documented in the affidavit by Josephine Kabura remains to be seen. As a matter of fact some generous Kenyans could offer to fundraise in aid of the same at least now that attempts to prevent Kenyans to participate in fundraisers have failed miserably in the past(pun intended).