Hi, Abbas, I agree with you on this. It is a shame that after all the Mess at Wikimedia Kenya, Steve has not issued an apology on this. In my opinion I think WMKE should take action because embezzlement of chapter funds is a crime that should not go unpunished. I have copied Steve on this thread and I stress that action should be taken.
On 5 October 2012 09:00, Abbas Mahmood <abbas...@hotmail.com> wrote: > 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. > > Sincerely > Abbas Mahmood > ------------------------------ > Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 19:10:09 +0300 > From: xelaw...@gmail.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.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, > > > _______________________________________________ WikimediaKE mailing list > WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake > > _______________________________________________ > WikimediaKE mailing list > WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake > >
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