The Kenyatta family has hit the headlines once more and this time for a very peculiar situation.
It was revealed that a bank owned by the ruling family, Commercial Bank of Africa(CBA) now rebranded to NCBA, had made significant changes to certain aspects of the institution.
Through a tweet by Economist David Ndii, it was noted that application forms for people wishing to bank with the state of the art facility, had a Huduma Namba slot.
The discovery has left many people wondering the bizarre inclusion of a section that at the moment is not functioning due to the unavailability of the cards.
Users who have recently joined the bank’s community reiterated that they were advised to leave the section blank and proceed to fill up the rest of the spaces.
The incident has left netizens wondering if Ndii was right all along.
— David Ndii (@DavidNdii) November 22, 2019
In April 2019, just before the commencement of the Huduma Namba registration exercise, the economist claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his kin were using the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), to benefit themselves.
According to Ndii, the system would be used to defraud unsuspecting citizens through a money lending platform referred to as Wezesha.
Wezesha, was highlighted to be targeting Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs (SMEs).
The vocal author for the East African newspaper, further alleged that the tactics employed by the powerful family would take control of the SME’s sector.
The stern government critic remarked that through Huduma Namba, Wezesha project would act as a bridge to the business community in luring them on board.
The move is set to bring huge profits for the family in various ways.
The first is reported to be achieved by targeting 5 million new users with 2 million to be achieved in the first year.
The second bit was the choice of not using KRA pins but instead of the numbers from the new system.
Ndii declared that this option raised eyebrows as the targeted number is more than that of taxpayers in the country, which would make it more effective in earning profits.
According to additional details, an overdraft facility of up to KSh 50,000, together with a loan of up to 12 months with a limit of KSh 200,000 is what is proclaimed to be used to draw the small scale business people to the platform.