Kenya was the jewel in the crown of the WE Organization's global empire. It's where they took celebrities and CEOs for life-changing "experiences" with needy children, followed by stays in their 5-star luxury beach resort. It's also where WE co-founder Marc Kielburger hired a private security firm staffed by an ex-Israeli military operative and a Sri Lankan fugitive to deal with Kenyan employees who he thought were robbing or blackmailing him. They in turn accused Marc of kidnapping them and financial misconduct. This is an explosive tale of death threats, bribery and corruption in a country where WE was supposed to be helping.
September 6, 2021
#344 WE Charity: In Desperation There Is Opportunity
A reporter was offered money to kill this story.
October 19, 2020
“Regulatory Mischief”: WE Charity In Kenya
Chaos, betrayal, and espionage, at a charity for children
October 16, 2020
By Jesse Brown
#333 Could The WE Scandal Take Down Justin Trudeau?
It’s a scandal that could—but probably won’t—take down Justin Trudeau.
July 13, 2020
#332 WE Charity: Lawyers, Guns and Money
We really didn’t expect to find ourselves writing about the WE organization again. But then it became part of the biggest politics story in the country, and we obtained a recording of a strange conversation between one of its founders and a person who was then a senior employee in the group’s Kenyan operations.
July 6, 2020
Crime And Fraud At WE Charity In Kenya
"Every arm of this f**king government is going to come down hard on us"