The True Story of David Munyakei
In April 1992, David Sadera Munyakei, a newly employed clerk at the Central Bank of Kenya started noticing irregularities in the export compensation claims he was processing. On July 31st 2006, Kenya’s biggest whistleblower passed away in rural obscurity, 14 years after exposing the Goldenberg scandal, Kenya’s biggest economic scandal to date, estimated at over USD 1 billion. Billy Kahora recounts his story.
Billy Kahora studied Creative Writing as a Chevening Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in 2007. Before that, he spent eight years studying and working in South Africa, and was Editorial Assistant for All Africa.com in Washington D.C. He also has degrees in journalism and media studies. Kahora now lives and works in Kenya, and is the Managing Editor of Kwani? Billy also edited ‘Kenya Burning’, a visual narrative of the post-election crisis in Kenya, published by the GoDown Arts Centre and Kwani Trust in March 2009. He is now collaborating on a book of non- fiction on environmental corruption in Kenya.