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Several leaders and investors of FEP group of companies in USA are very concerned about how things are run and the treatment they have been receiving lately.They feel short changed and have formed a group called Okoa FEP solution team to voice their concerns and help other FEP members.They have written an open letter to the  Board of Directors in Nairobi hoping to get some answers.Here below is the letter:

The Board of Directors

Fountain Enterprises Programme

P.O BOX 72367-00200

Nairobi, Kenya.

Dear Members of the Board of Directors,




We are writing to you on behalf of numerous leaders and investors located in the diaspora who have come together in unity longing to voice their concerns. As you are aware, the group CEO had engaged several of us in the diaspora in the initial stages of FEP. Most of us embraced the vision especially after considering the representation within the board which contains very reputable and honorable individuals in the Kenyan society.

However based on numerous reports and observations from many of plus several of the investors we helpedrecruit, there is growing concern that our investments are not being represented appropriately. For this reason, we wish to bring several concerns from the USA diaspora leadership and also from other FEP investors view.


Majority of the core leadership here in the USA joined FEP in 2011 when the company was selling Tier II ownership shares. As a result, many of us have a rich history of the company and have played key roles here in the diaspora especially on recruiting many new investors. This effort comes with countless hours and other monetary resources all geared towards making FEP successful and facilitate the maturity on the promised returns. We put our reputation on the line and have continuously done so up to this point.

On a sour note, we have been left wondering why several promises and requests have gone unanswered. Some of these grievances date back from 2012 when several of us were tasked with selling Tier III shares and recently the PPO. We were made to believe that our efforts will be compensated and expenses reimbursed only to be left on a never ending trail of promise after promise.  Every day for the past 4 years our reputation has been tested as we engaged and decided to stand in the gap of many common investors fighting and defending the companies’ integrity, promises and vision. We have continuously suffered and had setbacks after failed lack of proper communication from the head office on updates about the company’s progress, investments and financial health. This frustrating view has been shared  by the  many investors we recruited and because of the managements lack of communication, investors are left with the only option they have available of relying on hearsay and unconfirmed stories  received from several sources as listed in the attached detailed Addendum letter.


The FEP membership and investor representations in the USA is the largest outside Kenya with that number currently knocking on a membership of 7,000+ members. These members, many of them who are FEP investors at different ownership levels relied on our representation and information provided to them to make their investment decision. It is with these that many feel that they are owed due diligence as owners for their investment which includes updates on how the company is performing, share certificates as well as title deeds for those who purchased land.


However, this has not been the case as most of the investors have relayed story after story on how they have been taken on a spin. Some have cited misrepresentation of facts to the point of being coerced to invest their money into nonexistent projects. Majority of them have not received their certificates for the shares they purchased in 2012 and title deeds for land procured several years ago. Many claim lack of responsibility within FEP leaving them regretting why they engaged. Some have also cited feedback from their friends and loved ones in Kenya on numerous mismanagement episodes within FEP. (See attached addendum for details)

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Because of this, many investors are seeking answers and have urged us to put the same effort as we did torecruit them into FEP and not to leave them hanging. After several considerations, consultations and professional advice we decided to present our case and involve the board since most of this frustrations hinge around the management of the group of companies. We therefore request for your audience so that we can try and tackle some of these incidents many refer to as injustices within FEP. Listed Below is the feedback we are seeking:


  1. Current audited financial report for 2014/2015
  2. Updates on Lukenya properties. The cost value, number of plots sold and current market value
  3. Names of investors were forwarded through our County Chairmen. When do we get share certificates for tier 2, Tier 3 and PPO?
  4. Number of companies owned by FEP, how many are in operation and status of those out of operation
  5. Percentage of ownership and any MOU for any existing partnerships
  6. Updated PPO report, amount raised and what is the next plan of action?
  7. What happened to FEP Bank and the 40% of founder shares allocated to banking according to CEO’s presentation.
  8. When will FEP honor the leader’s remuneration package as outlined by the CEO in 2012? Some leaders have never been compensated for expenses incurred on travel, hotel reservation and other related cost. Does FEP have any plan to reimburse these expenses and how do they plan to do it in future?

In our last leaders conference meeting held last month, there was a general consensus that there is a need for Diaspora to issue a press release on issues circulating around about FEP and unkept promises. Before we take this course of action, we would appreciate if the board can provide an honest feedback by July 15th, 2015.  Meanwhile we will not campaign or promote any FEP products before all these concerns are addressed.

Yours faithfully,


  1. George Njue, North Carolina
  2. BenardNgigi, Oklahoma
  3. Isaac Mwangi, Oklahoma
  4. Geoffrey Soyiantet, Missouri
  5. Geoffrey Kiama, Missouri
  6. Paul Kamau, Texas
  7. Selena Gatwiri, Massachusetts
  8. Charlie Mutua, California
  9. Charles Kabaiku, Kenya
  10. Maurice Akula, Texas


–   Chairman, FEP Advisory Council

  • PS Ministry of foreign Affairs & international Trade
  • Kenyan Embassy, USA.
  • Global FEP Diaspora Solutions Chairman, USA

–   Global FEP Diaspora Solutions Representative, Kenya


  • Global FEP Diaspora solutions Representatives, USA. (19 Members)








Minister Tracy Tolota at the St Louis Queens night in St louis 06/19/15


Fathers!!! 13 Things Your Kids Demand From You On Fathers’ Day


A father should be a major influence in his kids’ lives, irrespective of how many other people out there contribute to the person he becomes. So, how does a father ensure that they have the strongest influence on their little glories? Check yourself out with the 13 points given below

1. They need you to love their mother

When you love your wife, or the mother of your son, you are showing him how to treat his mother, his sisters, and all the women he will meet in his life. This will set the foundation for the relationships he will have later in his life.

2. They need to see you fail, not just succeed

The best teacher is failure. The best type of failure to learn from is someone else’s.

When your son sees you fail, and handle the failure well, he sees that it is okay to make mistakes and that mistakes can be great teachers. A boy who is not afraid of making mistakes will grow into a man positioned to accept and conquer great challenges.

3. They need your servant leadership

You may or may not be the boss at work. You may or may not be the pastor or minister at church. You may or not be a leader in your community. But you are the leader of your family. Your son needs to see true leadership in your home.

He needs to see you leading by serving. When he sees you leading by serving, he will better understand leadership and be able to more effectively lead versus follow his peers. As he grows, he will better lead his family, lead at work, lead at church, and lead in his community.

4. They need you to be present

As you fulfill all the different roles you have, you may be pulled in multiple directions. He needs you to be present in his education, in his social life, in all areas of his life.Some areas are not intended for mom only, or for his friends only. Your presence in all areas will give him the support he needs.

5. They need your love regardless of their choices

You may be a mathematics wizard. And your son may not be able to multiply two by two, nor care that he can’t. No matter what choices your son makes, he needs you to love him even if they are different than yours.

Even when they are wrong choices. Your love and guidance will open the door to trust and acceptance that build your relationship. And it will build his self-esteem.

6. They need you to affirm them

“I love you, son.” “I’m proud of you, daughter.” “You are amazing, daughter.” “I know you can do it, son.” “That was an amazing play you made!”

“You are a hard worker.” “You messed up, but I know you’ll bounce back.” Your son needs your encouragement. He needs to hear the words that let him know you love having him as a son.

7. They need you to discipline them in love

When you discipline your son, you set boundaries and expectations. He is going to make mistakes just like you did as a child and just like you do now.

But he also needs to know that his actions have consequences. Disciplining him in love will teach him to consider the consequences his actions will have. This will prepare him to think and evaluate the choices he makes both now and in the future.

8. They need you to be involved

A daughter needs her father to be actively interested in her life.

“Actively interested” does not refer to the second-long conversation that sometimes happens between a father and daughter when he asks how her day went and she replies with one word. A father should participate in his daughter’s hobbies and activities by displaying interest.

For example, if she is interested in collecting coins, take her to coin shows. Use the Internet to learn about rare coins and talk about them. Is your daughter talented in the any sports, such as volleyball?

Whether she wants to play or just enjoys watching the games, become an enthusiastic fan and supporter! Show your daughter that you are interested in her life by learning more about it and trying to become a part of it.

9. They need you to demonstrate a healthy marriage

The first relationship a daughter experiences is the one between her mother and father.

If her father disrespects his wife with physical or emotional abuse, a daughter might come to believe that is the expected relationship with a husband.

However, a father that displays physical affection, respect, and a true partnership with his wife provides an incredible example that his daughter will want to mirror in her own life.

10. They need you to support Them

Even though a father may not always agree with his daughter, she needs to know you will support her.

When a father fully and wholeheartedly supports his daughter, she will develop strong self-esteem and a positive self-image.

This doesn’t mean that you always have to agree with her, but show her that while you might not agree with a choice she is making, you will always believe in her as a person and have confidence in her abilities.

11. They need to trust you as a confidante

When your daughter does come to you and discusses personal issues and problems, she needs to know that you will treat them with respect and confidence. They shouldn’t become dinner-table conversation with the rest of the family.

12. They need a strong spiritual leader

A father should be the spiritual head of a household and should take charge of his children’s religious education. Pray with your daughter! Don’t be shy about bringing the Lord into your conversations with her.

13. They need a positive role model

Many kids today lack a positive male role model in their lives. A father is the first man in a girl’s life that she will intimately know. A father is the first hero a the boy knows. Her father sets the standard for all other men in her life, and a positive role model will help her choose a good husband in the future.
Take a moment for some self-reflection. Are there any habits you need to break? Are there some areas of your own life that could use a “spiritual overhaul” and prayer?

When your daughter sees that you are willing to examine your own life and make changes when necessary, you provide the best example she could ever have of accepting responsibility for her actions. Same goes for your son.

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St Louis Celebrates Geoffrey Sankale Soyiantet aka ‘Connection 33’ 


Several  Kenyans gathered together on Sunday  May 17, 2015 in an occasion known as ‘CELEBRATE’ to celebrate one of their own, Mr. Geoffrey Sankale Soyiantet popularly known as ‘Connection 33.’ Mr Soyiantet has been identified as one of the most outstanding and selfless member of the St Louis Community. Mr. Soyiantet aka  ‘Connection 33′  has a business on Cargo bay where he majors in Sales and Marketing of all Kenyan services.


“What Geoffrey has done no one person or group has done.” Said one of the guest called Mr.Kirika. Everyone who was present endorsed this message. ”Geoffrey is a selfless man who respects and interacts with all. You will find him running around with kids and the next time he is story telling with the elderly.  He mentors, coaches and encourages the youth to reach their highest potential.” Many people praised him for his level of trust. New resident to Saint Louis, Mr. Samuel Mwangi  praised  Geoffrey and said he has become a stepping stone to new residents  and helps them settle.

 Susan Gitema was emotional when she shared how Geoffrey has assisted her and her colleagues with various needs without complaining or getting tired. Speaking on behalf of the elderly who in St Louis are called the ‘Group Nine’ Susan said that Geoffrey is the kind of a person one knows for sure he will answer your call with a smile even at the wee hours of the night to send money or load airtime to call Kenya.

 Agatha Kinuthia I9, a college student and studying to be a gynecologist,  represented the youth and students. She expressed her gratitude to Geoffrey and said that he has been a great resource and a mentor. She told the gathering that Geoffrey  offers opportunities for youth to develop leadership and accumulate community service thus  making it easy to qualify for college scholarship.


The ceremony was held at Geoffrey’s  residence where he was honored with various gift, prayers and words of appreciation. He was also honored with a gift certificate with all the signatories of those present.Visiting preacher Bishop Chege in his word of encouragement (Roman 13:6-7) told the crowd to honor people when they are ‘due’ not when they are ‘past due’. He said that the deeds of Geoffrey resembled those of a good man in the bible called Cornelius.

All the people in the gathering commended his wife Purity. Behind every successful man there is a strong and encouraging woman.  Purity has been the pillar holding Geoffrey and their two beautiful girls. Everybody affirmed that Purity is an understanding woman and a great help to the husband. Geoffrey is married to Purity and they have two children –Abbieand Soila.

CELEBRATE  is a movement that was formed by Jane Gichane and Zellipah Githui of St Louis in 2011  with the ultimate purpose to appreciate individuals who touch and influence lives of other people. In most cases as Kenyans we usually appreciate people and tell of what they have done or how they have touched our lives when they are either in great need or in their memorial services. CELEBRATE was formed to appreciate people when they are still alive and energetic and in so doing that motivates them to continue doing better. CELEBRATE does not celebrate already designated leaders or appointed leaders of organization, but rather focuses on leaders withouttitles who reach out to the community. The closing statement from the founders was CELEBRATE never ends. Everyday you have an opportunity to celebrate someone and tell them thank you for all they do.Why don’t you pick up your phone today and call Geoffrey and other people who have touched your lives and just let them know?

Article written by : Jane Gichane and Zellipah Githui


Court Orders Arrest of Jeff Koinange and Tony Gachoka


A Nairobi court on Wednesday issued a warrant of arrest against journalist Jeff Koinange and businessman Tony Gachoka for disobeying its orders.

Nairobi Senior Resident Magistrate Maisy Chesang issued the arrest order after Mr Koinange and Mr Gachoka failed to appear in court to answer charges of discussing the conduct of a company in the media despite a court order barring the same.

The offence was allegedly committed on ‘Jeff Koinage Live’ show that the journalist hosts on KenyaTelevision Network(KTN)

“A warrant of arrest is issued against the two respondents for failing to honuor the summons to appear in court. The warrant will be effected through the complainants’ advocates,” ruled the magistrate.


The decision was a result of a complaint by businessman Jimi Wanjigi, Mr Sani Mbui Wanjigi and Kwacha Group of Companies Limited.

They had obtained orders on March 20 barring Mr Koinange, KTN and the Standard Media Group from broadcasting or publishing alleged defamatory statements concerning them and the company.

Despite serving the order, the three complained that Mr Koinange invited Mr Gachoka on his show on April 1 and went ahead to discuss what they were barred from broadcasting.

According to their lawyer Nicholas Nyamai, the broadcast has caused the companymassive losses and undermined the court’s authority.

He wants the company paid a total of Sh60 million as compensation for defamation.

The case is scheduled for hearing on June 5.


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