Inner City Press

In Other Media-eg New Statesman, AJE, FP, Georgia, NYTAzerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

Share |   

Follow on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis


(FP Twitterati 100, 2013)

ICP on YouTube

More: InnerCityPro
Sept 24, 2013

UN: Sri Lanka


FOIA Finds  

Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

On Coronavirus To Kenya IMF Hands $739M While WB COVID Aid Spent on Tea and Snacks

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE, May 6 – Before the International Monetary Fund's February 13 embargoed briefing, Inner City Press asked the IMF to confirm or deny something in the crypto-currency media, that "IMF ADVISES EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES TO TRIAL DIGITAL CURRENCY." See below.

 Now on May 6 amid the Coronavirus crisis on Kenya, the IMF has announced, "The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved the disbursement of SDR542.8 million (100 percent of quota, about US$739 million) to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). This will help to meet Kenya’s urgent balance of payments need stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The impact of COVID-19 on the Kenyan economy will be severe. It will act through both global and domestic channels, and downside risks remain large. While the authorities have taken decisive action to respond to the pandemic’s health and economic impacts, the sudden shock has left Kenya with significant fiscal and external financing needs. Authorities have committed to resume their fiscal consolidation plans once the crisis abates to reduce debt vulnerabilities.  The RCF will help the authorities to address those needs. It will allow them to maintain an adequate level of international reserves and help provide the budget financing needed to respond to the pandemic.  The IMF is in close contact with the Kenyan authorities and stands ready to provide policy advice and further support, as needed.

   While on COVID-19 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his spokesman Stephane Dujarric refuse to answer the Press and public on UNMISS spreading Coronavirus in South Sudan, Dujarric on May 1 bragged about the UN in Kenya.  He specifically named the UN resident coordinator there, Siddharth Chatterhee, the son in law of his previous boss Ban Ki-moon. But Sid has been silent on this, from The Star: "A document tabled before the Health Committee of the National Assembly chaired by Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege indicates [how World Bank Covid funding was used.] The PS told the House team another Sh4 million was used to buy tea and snacks for various teams out of the Sh10.1 million budget." Tea and snacks. Meanwhile Sid promotes himself, classic UN.

   From February 2020, before COVID-19 was much known in the US but long after the cases in December 2019 in China, as Kenya and Djibouti joust for a seat on the UN Security Council, the corruption of the UN Secretariat under Antonio Guterres is airbrushed out, as Inner City Press which covers it remains banned from even entering the UN, now for 579 days.

    The UN's presence in Kenya is headed, through a process of nepotism long defended and covered up by UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, by former UNSG Ban Ki-moon's son in law Sid Chatterjee.

  Now Sid has been filmed cravenly dancing with Uhuru Kenyatta at the UB40 concert in Nairobi. Guterres' UN gets down with anyone in power, whether Paul Biya in Cameroon, Xi in China, etc.. One of the videos of Sid's inappropriate moves - he also campaigned to try to get Kenyan government official Amina Mohammed an AU post - has already been taken down, from the Twitter account of Nelson Havi, "Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Candidate, LSK President 2020-2022."

 But video of Sid's Kenyatta moves is still online here, with the reply "Not a bad thing,but not good when we have Chinese debts, locusts, poor roads infrastructure, corruption at its best, confusion, disobeying court orders and division brought by the breaking bridges initiative."

 But that's not what Sid and Guterres' UN cares about - they only care about ingratiating themselves to those in power so they can keep traveling around the world on the public's dime, promoting themselves and banning the Press that asks questions about it. We'll have more on that - and this:

    Guterres covers up from his own direct blood, son Pedro Guimarães e Melo De Oliveira Guterres who uses his and the UN's name to make money throughout the Lusophone world.

     So too is Guterres' negligent blind eye to Rosalyn Akombe, playing Kenya politics while paid by the UN. Monica Juma, of course, turned down the UN for the top UN political job now held by Rosemary DiCarlo, complicit in Guterres' censorship of Press. The UN Organization is rotting, more and more corrupt each day. Why would the people of either country want a seat?   But as we know, today's UN is not at all about "we the people," but only about Fat Tony making money and a second term, abetted by captured correspondents.   

Inner City Press will be covering the African Union process in February, and the vote in June 2020, even if disgusting UNSG Guterres and his Melissa Fleming continue banning the Press to try to cover up their corruption. Watch this site.


Your support means a lot. As little as $5 a month helps keep us going and grants you access to exclusive bonus material on our Patreon page. Click here to become a patron.

Feedback: Editorial [at]
SDNY Press Room 480, front cubicle
500 Pearl Street, NY NY 10007 USA

Mail: Box 20047, Dag Hammarskjold Station NY NY 10017

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

 Copyright 2006-2020 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at] for