Hi all,
(I've cc-ed Steve, just to make sure he gets this message: I'm not sure whether 
he's still subscribed to this list).
Steve: After keeping up with this whole charade for months now, and being the 
primary cause of this mess that we’re Wikimedia Kenya is in, the least that you 
could do is issue a public apology for your heinous actions.
SincerelyAbbas Mahmood
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 19:10:09 +0300
From: xelaw...@gmail.com
To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] WMKE Financial Status

Hi all,

As most of you already know, we have had concerns raised over our finances 
surrounding suspicions of embezzlement of funds by our treasurer. I am sad to 
confirm these suspicions. Stephen Wanjau, the treasurer has come forward and 
admitted to the Board that he has used part of the funds for personal 
non-chapter expenses amounting to approximately USD. 800 and resigned from the 
Board effective immediately.



We will now move to wire back the remaining funds to WMF for keeping until we 
have our own bank account and more than one signatory for the same. As for the 
embezzled funds, it will be Stephen's responsibility to return the amount.



This is a major setback for the Chapter having had so many plans that got 
sidelined over confrontations to get the issue resolved. It is my hope that we 
will mobilize through this trying time and come out better and more 
accountable. I would also like to take this opportunity to thanks Asaf for his 
support in this matter.


On Behalf of the Board,
Alex Wafula



Dear all,

As many know, in Wikimedia Spain we are dealing with a very nasty business. 

While we were preparing our financial report we caught our former secretary
 stealing money from our chapter.


The stolen amount is in the vicinity of 2500 euros. He even left a 
debt of ~100 euros that I have personally covered. It may not seem 
much, but it was all we had.

The former secretary never
 gave access to the new treasurer, he just made it look like the bank 
was delaying the process of the change of treasurers.

He also sent us 
falsified extracts of the account and the amount of money in it.

We were
 so concerned with the behaviour of the bank that we were about to 
change to another one. And then we received a call from the bank saying 
our account was in debt.

When confronted, the former secretary 
confessed. All the data are clear, for the bank's official reports are 
avaliable now.


Also, with the gently support of the WMF, in the persons of Asaf, 
Garfield and Jay, we have already start all the legal actions needed 
according to Spanish law, including formal complaint to the Police and all the 
papers with the Bank. We have prepared an official statement too, "just in 
case" any spanish media want to discuss the case.





This has been a huge blow for us, as you can imagine. Fortunately, 
it has been only one person and the rest of the members of WMES are now 
trying to re-boost our chapter. Of course, by september will be a 
General Assembly, for all the Board have resign with the aim to lead a 
transparent process.


Best regards,



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