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We're ready to pay the ultimate price — CJ David Maraga


Chief Justice David Maraga has accused Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinett of ignoring calls to beef up the security of judges and courts, exposing them to danger. In a statement issued after a day-long meeting with other members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), CJ Maraga said the judiciary and judges would, however, soldier on to discharge their mandates.


OATHS
He said they are ready to pay the ultimate price for defending the Constitution and the rule of law. “JSC notes with dismay that the Inspector-General of Police, who is expected to provide security to all government facilities, has repeatedly ignored calls to act, exposing judicial officers, property and litigants to danger,” he said. The CJ maintained that the judiciary is an arm of government equal to both the executive and the legislature. And if leaders are tired of having a “strong and independent judiciary”, he said, they should call a referendum and abolish it altogether. “Before that happens, the Judiciary will continue to discharge its mandate in accordance with the Constitution and individual oaths of office," he said. The CJ maintained that the judiciary is an arm of government equal to both the executive and the legislature. And if leaders are tired of having a “strong and independent judiciary”, he said, they should call a referendum and abolish it altogether.

DEMO
He said it was saddening that the judiciary and judges, especially those of the Supreme Court, have come under constant attacks, culminating in demonstrations, which were held outside the Supreme Court Building in Nairobi and in Nyeri, Nakuru and Eldoret. The protesters allied to President Kenyatta's Jubilee Party chanted slogans castigating Judge Maragaand his colleagues for overturning the president's re-election on August 8. Mr Maraga stated that the demonstrations bordered on violence and were intended to intimidate the judiciary and individual judges. “The Judiciary has not and will never seek to direct the other arms about how to perform their functions,” he said. “In the same vein, we will not allow anybody to dictate to us how to discharge our mandate as given by the people of Kenya under the Constitution. We want to state that the rule of law must be allowed to prevail at all times.” – Daily Nation

 

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'Suspicious object' causes M1 closure near Milton Keynes


You stole our victory, Jubilee supporters tell Supreme Court


Hundreds of Jubilee supporters have held demonstrations outside the Supreme Court accusing the country's top court of "stealing their victory". Waving placards, the demonstrators, mostly youth accused the judges of rendering an illegal judgment. They said the court should have ordered for a recount of the votes following a petition filed by the Nasa coalition after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner of the August 8 election. The demo was held as Kenyans await the full judgment of the court. It also comes amid petitions filed at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) seeking the removal of judges Philomena Mwilu (Deputy Chief Justice) and Isaac Lenaola. JSC members were also meeting at the Supreme Court amid the petitions. The demonstrators had earlier converged at Uhuru Park. They were shouting “Maraga must go” and “Uhuru mpaka 2022”. – Daily Nation

 

Full judgment on Raila Odinga's petition tomorrow

 

George Wamburi (Nottingham, UK) and

Liz Wanjiru (Oxford) have lost their father in Kenya


It is with humble acceptance we announce the death of David Wamburi Bobi also known as Wa'foti of SanaSana enterprises which occurred on Monday 18th September, 2017. He hails from Iruri Kamacharia, Muranga. He was husband to Lucy Wangari Wamburi, loving father to George Wamburi (Nottingham, UK) Liz Wanjiru (Oxford, UK), Susan Wambui, Mercy Gathoni, Alice Mwihaki, Fiona Wangui (Nairobi, Kenya) and also father in law to rosemary kiragu(Mama Melon). He was also grandfather and great grandfather too many. Friends and family are meeting at 156 lindfield rd NG8 6HQ Nottingham also 1 monks close OX4 6ES Oxford. Your prayers and contributions will be greatly appreciated in helping us honour this great man. To support the family in burial preparations you can use the following details; Barclays account holder: George K. Wamburi sort code:206325 account no: 33679284 Or Liz Wanjiru bank details: Barclays bank, Sort code 206521, Account 83687171. For further details contact: George Wamburi 07867593344, Mama Melon 07588309731, Liz Wanjiru Tel: 07944672009 or Gideon 07415303773.

 

Nairobi City is fourth most expensive in Africa


This image taken on June 24, 2015 shows fully furnished apartments called Trident

Heights, Nairobi. Nairobi has the most expensive furnished accommodation.

 


Nairobi is the fourth most expensive African city to live in, according to a recent study. Expatistan, an online cost of living calculator, placed the Kenyan capital behind Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, Port Louis in Mauritius and Pretoria in South Africa. The survey also found that Nairobi has the fourth cheapest domestic labour in the world and the lowest purchase price for a Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI as well a pair of basic denim jeans.

FOOD
Expatistan, however, found that Nairobi has the most expensive furnished accommodation and fast food restaurant combo meals on the continent. A combo meal in a fast food restaurant such as Big Mac meal costs an average Sh724, while a basic lunch time menu including a drink in the city centre goes for Sh914. Monthly rent in a leafy Nairobi suburb averages Sh173,704 and the cost of internet per month at a speed of 8Mbps stands at Sh4,447, nearly half of what Harare residents pay. A flat screen 40-inch TV costs Sh64,567 in Harare compared to Sh37,816 in Nairobi.


DISPOSABLE INCOME
Last year, domestic consumption analysis by Nation Newsplex and the Institute of Economic Affairs found that Nairobians had the highest spending power in the country. The average monthly consumption per person stands at Sh19,625, more than twice the national average of Sh9,237. In contrast, with a monthly spending per person of Sh2,705, the buying power of the average resident of Wajir — the lowest ranked county — is three times less than the national average and seven times less than the city one.

ECONOMY
Mombasa, with an average spending of Sh15,629 per person was second, followed by Kiambu (Sh13,898), Kisumu (Sh11,827), while Nakuru comes fifth at Sh10,720. Kenya is East and Central Africa’s largest economy and Nairobi has been looking to cement its position as the region’s business hub. The Kenyan capital, however, continues to grapple with poor roads, endless traffic jams, unstable electricity supply and garbage collection that have removed some shine off its appeal. – Daily Nation

 

The Guardian says 8.3 million people in the UK have

problem debts, according to the Money Advice Service.

 

 

 

 

A KENYAN PASTOR HAS PASSED AWAY IN LONDON

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on to glory of Pastor Nicholas Chege Mwaura who went to be with the Lord in North London on Wednesday 13th September, 2017. He was the son of the late Meshack Mwaura and the late Agnes Wanjiru of Gatanga, Muranga, Kenya. He was the brother to Stanley Njuguna, formerly of Price Waterhouse Coopers, Nairobi, Gladys Wambui, The late Monica Njeri, Arthur W. Mwaura of Nairobi County Council , Peter Kinuthia (U.S.A.) The late Esther Mumbi, and Mrs (Pastor) Beth Kanyingi of deliverance Church , Naivasha , Nairobi. He was the uncle to Meshack , Kennedy, Wanjiru, Nyambura (Kenya) Esther & Mercy (Manchester), Wambui, Njoroge and Njuguna (U.S.A.). The Funeral procession will be on Friday 22nd September, 2017 at the East London Crematorium, Grange Road. Canning Town E13 0HB. We kindly seek your prayers and support at this trying moment. You can assist with your kind donations through Esther Mwaura Santander Sort code: 090128 Account: 65460569. For more information please contact 07526801698.


Why there will Be No Election

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For Immediate Release

Jubilee Party of Kenya UK/Europe Chapter – 16th September, 2017

 

Executive Committee of Jubilee Party of Kenya UK/Europe, met today to strategies how we support HE Excellency and the Jubilee party for the upcoming Presidential Election on Tuesday 17th October. The following are our resolutions;

1. Though we know that Kenyans expressed their will and gave the President 54% of the vote, we agree and support HE’s call that we accept the Supreme Court’s Decision, though we do not agree with it.

2. We call upon all Kenyans of Goodwill to turn up in large numbers so that The Presidents is re-elected overwhelmingly.

3. We support the Presidents call for unity and peace ahead of the Presidential elections. In particular we support his call to Hon Ngunjiri Wambugu, MP for Nyeri to withdraw any petition filed against the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court.

4. We call on the IEBC to implement the Supreme Court’s ordered Presidential elections on Tuesday 17th October, 2017, in a transparent and open manner.

5. In particular we call for unity of purpose within the IEBC so that all stages of the Presidential Elections are credible.

6. We call for our Brothers and Sisters in the opposition, to give the IEBC Space to implement their mandate in a conducive environment.

7. UK/Europe JP members and supporters plan to have a major Forum/Rally on Sunday 1st October, 2017 to express our solidarity with our brothers and sisters as we work towards President Uhuru Kenyatta and His Deputy HE William S Ruto’s Re-election.

Signed

1. Duncan Githu Ngari – Chairman

2. Waiyaki Hinga – Secretary

3. Robinson Muthaka – Treasurer

4. Samuel Ndichu - Member NEC

5. Jane Wanjiru Wambugu – Women’s Coordinator

6. Paul Kariuki Irad – NEC Member

7. Charlese Mbugua – NEC Member

8. Francis Karanja Mbugua NEC Member

9. Julius Ndungu Kaberere – UhuRuto TanoTena Diaspora Network UK

 

 

 

Nakumatt and Tuskys supermarkets sign merger deal

 

Troubled Nakumatt Supermarket has turned to Tuskys in bid to rescue its dwindling business. The two retailers have signed a merger deal that will help revive Nakumatt whose shelves have been empty for a long time. Nakumatt, with retail stores in Kenya's major towns, will now access stock from suppliers using Tuskys supermarkets’ goodwill and value chain. The brands will remain the same but Tuskys will provide managers to offer leadership. It is understood that the Atul Shah family, which owns most of the shares in the retail chain, has also agreed to pledge its shares for the next six years to financiers to calm their nerves. "This is a home grown solution. The deal will allow Nakumatt access stock immediately and once it has stock then it can get the cash flows to remain afloat," a source familiar with the deal said. The business merger is said to have 'received in principle' support from key financiers, business partners and major suppliers.

Nakumatt, which has retail stores in Kenya's major towns, has had a long relationship with Tuskys, which began four decades ago when they were sharing a roof and wall in Nakuru. The two families have often turned to one another for help but remained fierce rivals, pursuing different strategies. The deal is now a kin to a small brother turning to the big brother for help in difficult times. Nakumatt Monday closed its Thika Road Mall (TRM) outlet for ‘stock taking’ though it is understood that this is one of the malls that its rival has been eying to snap given its strategic location. The troubles in the firm had been blamed on poor management and strategic decisions, tax problems and internal employee fraud. It is not yet clear how the deal will be received in the face of the current court action in Kenya and abroad with some creditors seeking for its winding up. It is estimated that Nakumatt owes suppliers and creditors more than Sh35billion. – The Standard

 

 

 

Wake up Kenyans, there’s an elephant in the room
By Daniel Munyambu a former councilor in Basildon, Essex in the UK


Events of the past few months point to a very systematic plot to destabilise the country. From the happenings in court to the unnecessary pressure being exerted on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), all is not well. The structural weakness and lack of sufficient accountability mechanism in the Judiciary and the overall defective criminal justice system has created an appetite by external and internal interests to influence a change in the country. Such dangerous clandestine external policies have been effected elsewhere like in 1970s in Chile where there was a regime change as a result of such plots. In Kenya, there was an attempted coup in the early 1980s where some people lost their lives in a clandestine move to remove a civilian Government. The question we must be asking as Kenyans is, could there be a possibility of some echelon in security apparatus, especially intelligence, being compromised? Chances are that there is slackness within the our security circles that has allowed some unscrupulous individuals to try influence key Government apparatus. The current trend in the High Court rulings, extending from Mombasa to Nairobi, whereby IEBC has been put under siege, is wanting. The role of the Judiciary is to administer justice for the interest of the public but instead we have seen the opposite. Kenyans have suffered before as a result of election and this should not be allowed to happen because of political competition. - Daniel Munyambu, is a former councilor in Basildon, Essex in the UK. – The Standard

 

 

Miguna Miguna attacks DP Ruto for blocking him on Twitter, warns President Uhuru

 

 

 

 

Uhuru buys Brand new car for 23-yr-old Igembe South MP

 

 

Hurricane Maria strengthens to category four storm

Hurricane Maria has intensified into an "extremely dangerous" category four storm as it bears down on the Caribbean, according to forecasters. With maximum sustained winds of 130mph, the National Hurricane Centre says the storm is growing in strength as it approaches land. The eye of Maria is expected to pass near the island of Dominica on Monday evening - and hurricane warnings have been issued. There are also fears that territories battered by Hurricane Irma could face further destruction. Up to 51cm (20 inches) of rain could drench the British and US Virgin Islands on Wednesday night, as well as Puerto Rico and the Leeward Islands. Forecasters have warned these conditions could cause life-threatening floods and mudslides, and there is also a risk of a "dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves".


 

 

Raila wants 12 IEBC officials accused of bangling poll jailed

Nasa leader Raila Odinga. He now wants the 12 IEBC officials the coalition accuses of being responsible for

irregularities in the invalidated August 8 presidential election jailed after being ejected from office.

Nasa leader Raila Odinga now wants the 12 electoral officials the coalition has named as responsible for the irregularities in the invalidated August 8 presidential election jailed after being ejected from office. Mr Odinga said the 12 officials, including commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu as well as chief executive Ezra Chiloba, his two deputies Betty Nyabuto and Marjan Hussein Marjan, must be punished for what Nasa has described as “hurting the sovereign will of the people”. “The lot that conducted the last elections must watch the next one from their prison cells, not from the IEBC offices,” said Mr Odinga during a press conference at Okoa Kenya secretariat in Lavington Monday afternoon.


He went on: “We do not want elections for the sake of it. We want elections to be conducted by men and women of integrity, not the Chilobas, Guliyes, Kassaits of this world.” The other officials Mr Odinga has named are directors Immaculate Kasait (elections), Praxedes Tororey (legal), James Muhati (ICT), and Mr Moses Kipkosgey, Mr Chiloba’s legal advisor. Also in the Nasa black list are county returning officers Nancy Kariuki (Mombasa), Sidney Namulungu (Kisii), and Silas Rotich (Nakuru). On Sunday, Mr Odinga had listed, among his nine demands, the resignation of the officials as one of the “irreducible minimums” before the coalition can go to the ballot for the repeat election. “Kenyans are coming for you. Salvage what you can and run. There will be no election with you in office,” Mr Odinga told the IEBC officials on Sunday. Nasa has also called for the cancellation of the tender to print ballot papers awarded to Dubai-based Al-Ghurair, a change of the elections technology provider and an audit of the IEBC servers before the poll.

 

CHANGE SUPPLIERS
At the press conference, Mr Odinga said it is not too late to change the two suppliers. “Time is not a constraint here. We know up to five companies that are ready to supply the new ICT system even in 30 days if the contract is given today. We cannot be giving IEBC Sh15 billion and we do not get things right,” said Mr Odinga. “There is no reason at all as to why it is not possible to get another supplier,” he added. At the same time, Mr Odinga said the coalition will only attend a planned meeting with the electoral commission if it answers to its list of demands they say must be met before the October 17 fresh presidential election.

 

IEBC MEETING
IEBC has scheduled a consultative meeting between President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga on Wednesday to agree on the issues that the National Super Alliance has raised before the repeat election is held. The meeting will take place at the Bomas of Kenya which served as the commission’s national tallying centre. “I am positive that we are going to sit down and for the sake of the country. We shall come up with a solution to any issues that might be a roadblock to the holding of the elections on October 17,” IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said last week, before the commission confirmed on Twitter on Friday the sending of the invites to the two protagonists. In the Wednesday meeting, IEBC hopes to go through Nasa’s demands, one by one, while taking considerations from the Jubilee side to achieve a middle ground. – Daily Nation.

 

A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN LONDON

It is with great sadness and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing of Mathangani Kihoro. Mathangani passed away on Sunday night the 10th of Sept in London. Mathangani is father to Waigumo and father figure to Wajuma. Mathangani was the nephew of the former Nyeri MP Wanyiri Kihoro and is from the Gatitu region. Mathangani will be laid to rest in Kenya details of which will be shared as they become known. Family and friends are meeting everyday. Monday to Friday from 6pm. Saturday and Sunday from 4 pm. Location: Hall 39, 39 Dames Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0DR. To support the family in burial preparations you can use the following details. Bank: Santander, Account holder: Mr K Kihoro, Account No: 49998985 and Sort Code: 090126. For more information please contact the following people. Ken Kanja – 07908714957 or Stephen Kihoro – 07930257292 or Kwame Kihoro – 07415548974.

 

 

 

SPLASH: Six Supreme Court judges have not held a s

ingle plenary meeting since their judgement

The Six Supreme Court judges have not held a single plenary meeting since their judgement

 

Attention will momentarily shift from political campaigns this week as four Supreme Court judges who ruled in favour of nullifying results of the presidential elections make public their full judgment. It has emerged that the four judges — Chief Justice David Maraga, his deputy Philomena Mwilu, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola — who ruled that the results of the presidential results as declared by the Independence Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) were invalid have not met since that judgment was made. The judges, who tilted the verdict by a majority of four against two dissenters, have been writing the judgment separately and have not agreed on whether to read the consolidated judgment in an open court or post it online. “We have not met to decide whether to read the detailed judgment,” one of the judges told Sunday Standard. Hiding Justices Njoki Ndung’u and Jackton Ojwang, the dissenting judges, have also been writing their judgments separately, while the majority judges have assigned themselves areas to focus on.

None of the judges have left the country to write the judgment in a foreign country, a member of this bench told Sunday Standard. All the judges have been working from their homes and in their Supreme Court chambers, sometimes leaving their chambers at midnight, one of them said. “None of us has left the country. Everyone is working at their own pace in the office and their houses,” said another judge. “We have been working even late at night and none of us has retreated into a hiding,” said the judge, dismissing claims by Nyeri MP Ngunjiri Wambugu who sought to have the CJ removed, claiming in his affidavit that Justice Maraga had left the country for Lithuania when the full judgment on the Raila Odinga v IEBC petition had not been released to the public. Ngungiri stated his his petition that Maraga should be removed from the Supreme Court owing to his ties with NGOs that were sympathetic to the Opposition. In his petition, the first-time MP sought to link these NGOs with NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga, who had challenged IEBC’s result declaring that Uhuru Kenya of Jubilee Party had been re-elected after securing 8,203,290 votes against his rival’s 6,762,224 votes.

 

The judges have refused to be swayed by the pressure piled by political players, focusing instead on the task at hand. Often, it emerged, some arrive at their chambers at 6.30 am. The judges now plan to meet early in the week to harmonise their majority decision. Illegalities “We will do it mid-week, Wednesday,” one of the judges told Sunday Standard. In delivering their summary judgment on the presidential petition on September 1, the judges stated that IEBC failed, neglected or refused to conduct the Presidential Election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the Constitution and inter alia the Elections Act, Chapter 7 of the Laws of Kenya. Political parties and other stakeholders have clutched at that statement in the ruling to demand the prosecution of IEBC officials. Jubilee, NASA and civil society organisations say they have identified IEBC officials they want removed and possibly prosecuted even before the judges deliver their full ruling.

Observers say the pressure from political players could be aimed at persuading both majority and dissenting judges to take a certain position to suit their interests. For instance, Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen has already faulted the Supreme Court for indicting the IEBC. “We will be surprised if the ruling will indict a single person at the IEBC. NASA has said they will,” he said However, senators James Orengo (Siaya) and Mutula Kilonzo Jnr (Makueni) insist that based on the indictment of the electoral agency, some of its officers should be held to account for the irregularities that led to the invalidation of the presidential results. “Chebukati is a substantive chair who should have cracked the whip on the poll offenders. We hope the court will address this matter in its judgment," Kilonzo said. “Those behind the mess at IEBC must be prosecuted,” Orengo added. The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko had publicly stated that there will be no prosecutions until Supreme Court Judges deliver their full judgment. Weighty issues “In order for me to give clear, precise and specific directives to the Inspector General of Police or any such other criminal investigative agencies as may be appropriate, and so as to facilitate a holistic and comprehensive investigation, I am of the considered view that it would be proper to await delivery of the detailed and reasoned judgment of the Supreme Court,” Tobiko explained. According to Mr Tobiko, the comprehensive judgment will contain details of irregularities and illegalities found to have been committed by the electoral body.

 

Among the weighty issues expected to be addressed by the judges is whether substance and form will carry the day over technicalities, whether the court will reverse its 2013 jurisprudence on threshold for nullification and on impact on technology failure. Also anticipated is whether the majority judgment will be specific in assigning responsibility for the irregularities. The alternative, sources say, is to dwell on the irregularities in their generalities and leave the other accountability institutions to decide on who should face prosecution. The judges should render the full judgement by September 21st. By The Sunday Standard. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

Four US women attacked with acid in Marseille, France

 

Four female American tourists have been attacked with acid in the French city of Marseille. They were sprayed with hydrochloric acid inside the Saint-Charles train station. A 41-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the attack. Two of the victims, aged 20 and 21, received facial injuries and have been taken to hospital. One has a possible eye injury, according to the Marseille prosecutor's office. The other tourists were hit in the legs, according to French media, and have been taken to hospital for shock. All four women are in their 20s. It is not known where where in the United States they are from. The attack is not believed to be terror-related as the suspect did not make any extremist threats or declarations during the incident, said a spokeswomen for the prosecutor's office. But she added that officials could not be completely certain there were no terror links at such an early stage of the investigation. A police source has been reported as saying the suspect appeared to have psychological problems. The US embassy in Paris said diplomatic staff at the consulate in Marseille are in contact with French authorities.

 

A Kenyan man has been killed by a train in North London. More later

 

 

EQUITY BANK DINNER WITH UGANDANS IN UK

Equity Bank now the giant of Eastern African held a dinner for Ugandans in UK on Friday 15th September, 2017. The colourful dinner took place at a 5-star hotel, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. Equity Bank Uganda Managing Director Mr. Samuel Kirubi delivered a talk on Emerging Investment Opportunities in Uganda and other East African countries. The dinner was well attended by large group of Ugandans living in UK. Mr. Kirubi the MD took time to explain that Equity Bank has more than 40 branches in Uganda and that they are now focusing on introducing sale terminals throughout in Uganda. This solution is suitable for businesses with several pay-points/tills and uses the local area network to send transactions for processing.


He widely covered the investments opportunities in Uganda, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Sudan. He said that now with the eastern African area and the world in general becoming a global market you can easily investment anywhere that an opportunities arises. Mr. Kirubi explained the services the Equity Bank is currently offering to the excitement of the guests. He explained that with Equity Bank new App. - Eazzy Banking you can working and make payment whenever you are located in planet earth. There were hundreds of questions from the guests as they compared the challenges they have been having compared to the Equity Bank solutions. Mr. Kirubi presentations left many guests asking for more but he had to finish at 9.30 p.m. because it was dinner time. He concluded by saying that now with over 11 million customers, Equity Bank is the biggest bank in East Africa and in the African continent. Mr. Kirubi was escorted by his wife Mrs. Alice Kirubi and other Equity Bank team from Uganda and Kenya. A representative of the Uganda High Commissioner attended and addressed the guests.

Mr. Samuel Kirubi the MD Equity Bank in Uganda addressing the guests at the dinner on Friday

 

Winnie Warui of Equity Bank Nairobi addressing the guests at the dinner and on right is the

official from Uganda High Commission in London addressing the guests

 

 

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100 Kisumu residents left homeless

after boda boda riders burn houses

 

At least 100 people were left homeless on Sunday after 28 houses were set ablaze by rioting boda boda operators in Kaloleni, Kisumu. The motorcyclists were on a revenge mission following an attack on three of their colleagues, whose motorcycles were burnt in the slum on Saturday night. The motorcycles were burnt by some residents of the slum after two motorcycle operators attacked a passenger who declined to pay them. The boda boda rider is said to have ferried the passenger from Kisumu Main Bus Stage to the slum at night and was to be paid Sh100. "This place is never secure for boda boda operators at night, and that is why the operators are escorted by colleagues when taking passengers to the area, and the passengers foot the extra bill,” said an operator. The passenger, however, declined to pay for the escort, resulting in a fight which other residents of Kaloleni joined. The mob beat up the two riders and torched their motorcycles. A third motorcyclist who rushed in to help his colleagues also had his motorcycle torched. He, however, escaped without injuries. Sunday morning, the boda boda operators congregated, armed themselves with crude weapons and headed to Kaloleni where they broke into houses, attacked their occupants before setting the houses ablaze. The assailants, who engaged police in running battles, left a trail of destruction during their five-hour rampage. They also kept journalists at bay, threatening to attack them for exposing their faces. "This is our fire. We started it and we will put it out," shouted the machete-wielding youths.

 

Eveline Magak was nursing her three-year old at a nearby hospital when she was informed about the attack. “I left my baby in the hospital to come and check the safety of my two other children who were in the house and got straight into the skirmishes. The attackers ordered me to salvage what I could before they torched the house, and just as I tried to pick some of my things, the flame engulfed the house,” she said.   At the time of going to Press, Magak was yet to establish the whereabouts of her two children. “If some people attacked the boda boda operators, how were we helpless women involved? This is pure crime and we ask the Government to save us. I do not know where to start from,” said Magak. Athuman Juma, a Form Three student at Highway Secondary School, escaped unhurt, but his friend was hit on the head with a metal bar. “Their main targets were young men but when most of them escaped, they started breaking into houses and beating people. We fear they may do more harm given that they have started threatening women with rape,” said Juston Asuga. - Sunday Standard.

 

 

The UK's terror threat level has been lowered from 'critical' to 'severe', Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced.

 

 

 

Armed police search house over Tube bombing


Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday's attack on a London Tube train. Armed police are searching a house in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, where nearby residents have been evacuated. The arrest is "significant" and the terror threat level remains "critical", Home Secretary Amber Rudd said. The man was held in Dover on Saturday and taken to a Kent police station - he is being moved to south London. Thirty people were injured after the explosion on a train at Parsons Green. After a meeting of the government's Cobra emergency committee, Ms Rudd said it was "much too early" to say whether those behind the attack were known to authorities, adding: "The operation is ongoing". The terror threat level was raised to critical, meaning an attack may be imminent, on Friday evening. In Sunbury-on-Thames one of the residents evacuated, Anna Wilkins, told BBC News she was "shaking like jelly" after being told by armed police to leave the home she shares with her partner and two young children. "As I walked out of my house I saw three armed officers," she said. "One had a balaclava on, all I could see were his eyes, I was really frightened."

 

Operation Temperer, which involves the use of the military was put in place after the threat level was raised and is being stepped up gradually.
Home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said it is mainly focused on London and the south-east of England and is described as "light-touch", and not on the same scale as what was seen after the Manchester Arena attack. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said "significant" police activity would continue this weekend. More armed police officers will be present at London Underground stations, as well as at stations across England, Scotland and Wales, British Transport Police Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith told the BBC. Most people caught in the blast were treated for minor injuries and have been released, NHS England said, but three people remain in Chelsea and Westminster hospital in central London.

 

 

 

 

 


Safaricom lost Sh400m due to elections


Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore listens during the firm’s annual general meeting at Bomas of

Kenya, Nairobi, on September 15, 2017. Mr Collymore said M-Pesa lost revenue during the elections. 


Safaricom lost approximately Sh400 million due to disruption of business during the elections last month. Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore on Friday attributed the loss to the closure of a number of M-Pesa outlets in areas regarded as violence hotspots across the country during the period. He said despite the loss of M-Pesa revenue, there were some gains from the extensive use of the internet when Kenyans stayed away from work. “What happened is that in slums, there were a number of businesses that closed and this had a negative impact on M-Pesa performance,” Mr Collymore told a media briefing on the sidelines of the firm’s annual general meeting, He, however, said uncertainty looms ahead of the upcoming repeat presidential election that is scheduled for October 17. M-Pesa is the firm’s largest revenue growth driver. It generated revenue of Sh55 billion in the year ending March, rising by a third from Sh41.5 billion the previous year. - Daily Nation.

 

Terror manhunt after London Tube blast

An explosion on a Tube train in south-west London is being treated as terrorism, Scotland Yard has said. Passengers were injured following the blast at 08:20 BST (07:20 GMT) at Parsons Green District Line station. Pictures show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, but do not appear to show extensive damage to the inside of the carriage. The Metropolitan Police said "a number of people" had been injured and advised people to avoid the area. It was too early to confirm the cause of the fire and the station has been cordoned off, the statement said. Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted: "My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident." The government's emergency committee, COBRA, is meeting at 13:00 BST. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appealed for calm, saying the city "will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism". Witnesses have described seeing at least one passenger with facial injuries. Others have spoken of "panic" as alarmed passengers left the train at Parsons Green station. Latest updates: Incident at Parsons Green Parsons Green: Witnesses describe 'panic' Passenger Peter Crowley said he was sat in the carriage, travelling eastbound from Wimbledon, when the explosion happened.He said his head was burned by a "really hot intense fireball above my head" and added: "There were people a lot worse than me." Passenger Chris Wildish told BBC Radio 5 live he saw a bucket in a supermarket bag with "low-level flames coming out of it" by the door of the rear carriage.
Summary

 

Explosion at Parsons Green Tube train
Incident being treated as terrorism
Reports of people burnt
Passengers injured as they tried to leave
Armed police deployed to area
Emergency services at the scene

 

'People were running down the tracks'
Passengers on the train behind the affected Tube train say they witnessed terrified passengers sprinting along the track. Nicole Linnell, 29, who works for a fashion label, says: "We saw people running down the tracks. About 30 or 40 people. "It was absolutely terrifying. Running on the tracks is the last thing you want to do, so we were like 'What's going on?' After about an hour we were evacuated off the train on to the tracks. About 10 to 15 people at a time."

'We will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism' - Sadiq Khan
The mayor of London has released a statement:

 

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the explosion on a train at Parsons Green Station this morning is being treated as terrorism. Our city utterly condemns the hideous individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life. As London has proven again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism. I am in close contact with the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, Government and other emergency services who are responding at the scene and leading the investigation. I will be attending the emergency COBRA meeting in Whitehall this afternoon with the Prime Minister. My sincere gratitude goes to all our courageous emergency responders and the TfL staff who were first on the scene. I urge all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant, and to check TfL’s website for travel advice.”
Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London

'People were running down the tracks'
Passengers on the train behind the affected Tube train say they witnessed terrified passengers sprinting along the track. Nicole Linnell, 29, who works for a fashion label, says: "We saw people running down the tracks. About 30 or 40 people. "It was absolutely terrifying. Running on the tracks is the last thing you want to do, so we were like 'What's going on?' After about an hour we were evacuated off the train on to the tracks. About 10 to 15 people at a time."

 

 

 

 

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday handed over a brand new car to John Paul Mwirigi, the 23-year-old Igembe South MP. The President had promised to buy the Independent MP a car soon after the Igembe South MP was elected on August 8. Mwirigi traversed the constituency on foot during the campaign. The youthful MP thanked the President for the gift saying he will now be able to serve his constituents better with the new vehicle. The MP, an undergraduate student of Education at Mount Kenya University, got 76 per cent of the votes cast. He succeeds Mithika Linturi, who is now the Meru senator. His competitors were Jubilee candidate Rufus Muriti, Mzalendo Mwenda (PNU), Mutuma Kubai of Maendeleo Chap Chap and Raphael Murigi of the Democratic Party. - Source link-capitalfm.co.ke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A KENYAN LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN LONDON

The Late Mercy Odaa -Wright known to many as Akinyi or Nyix

 

A Kenyan lady has passed away in Peckam, South London. It is with great sorrow and humble acceptance of God's will that we announce the heartbreaking passing away of Mercy Odaa -Wright known to many as Akinyi or Nyix. Mercy passed away on Saturday the 2nd of September in Peckham, South London. Daughter of Bob Oguya (formerly Serena hotels ) and Julia Oguya (formerly DBK) loving sister to Daniela Odaa Grewcock (UK), Mark Simba (USA ),John Liech (Kenya) and Allan Mboya (Kenya ).Mercy will be laid to rest in Kenya details will be shared as they become known ........ A church service will be held at All saints church Peckham at 1400 on the 28th of September all are welcomed. Friends and family are meeting for burial arrangements more details will follow......Well wishers who would like to assist financially to support the family with burial arrangements and repatriation to Kenya we kindly request you put your name for reference for accounting purposes to Santander Bank U.K. account number is 73207646 and sort code 09-01-28 - Account holder Mrs D.A.Grewcock or in Kenya Paybill number ni 316953... Any assistance accorded will be very much highly appreciated. For more information please contact sister Daniela on +447552390888 or Mother Julia on +254722697340.Mercy left us with beautiful memories and love though we cannot see her she will always be at our side for all of us she gave us the best. Her time has come to sleep with the Angels pray for her soul to rest in eternal peace. God bless you all.

 

Celebrations as Nigeria's Boko Haram

girls reunited with families

Some of the girls are seen dancing at a party organised for them in Abuja


More than 100 "Chibok girls" freed from Nigeria's Boko Haram have been reunited with their families and will soon return to school. Now young women, they were among 276 girls kidnapped by Islamist militants in 2014, and have spent months undergoing rehabilitation therapy. Women Affairs Minister Aisha Alhassan says they are now "fully recovered". They were handed over to their parents at a party in the capital Abuja. Most of the girls were released by Boko Haram in May, in a controversial prisoner swap deal with the Nigerian government that saw five Boko Haram commanders released. The girls spent months in government custody, undergoing psycho-social therapy after their traumatic experience at the hands of the Islamist militants. The government says they are now "fully rehabilitated" and has promised to sponsor their further education. Ms Alhassan said: "They are going to be in one of the best schools, the American University of Nigeria, where they will start a special foundation programme like a pre-degree. "It's a very happy day. When the girls came out, they were so traumatised that they didn't even believe they were free. They are fully recovered, and they are very anxious to go to school." More than 100 of the schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok remain in Boko Haram captivity. But Ms Alhassan said negotiations with the militants are ongoing to secure their release. Thousands of women are believed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram, many of whom remain in captivity.

 

 

A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN SOUTH AFRICA


It is with deep sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of our beloved brother, Benson Kimani Thiru in South Africa. He endured a long intense illness and God did what was best for him. May his soul Rest In Peace. He was the son of Benson Thiru Karanja & Eunice Wanja Thiru. Stepson to Dorcas Warigia Thiru. Father to Wanja Kimani. Husband to Mama Wanja Kimani. He was brother to David Karanja Thiru, Catherine Wangari Gathaiya, Frank Karanja Thiru, Nelson Ndungu Thiru, Rufus Ngugi Thiru, and Naomi Wangui Thiru Nganga of California. Stepbrother to Alice Mwihaki Thiru of Maryland, Jeff Karanja Thiru, Sarah Wangui Thiru and Naomi Wangui Thiru. Family and friends will be meeting for prayers at 7296 Blue Oak Rd, Riverside, CA 92507. On Friday 9/15 at 7pm & Sunday 9/17 at 5pm Please Note: Naomi & Nganga are available and open for visits at your time of convenience. Your prayers, presence and contribution is highly appreciated. Contributions can be made via: CashApp: (301) 793-1908 $Neomytoro https://www.gofundme.com/4huy68-medical-assistant. For additional details, please contact: Naomi Nganga….(301) 793-1908, Ngash Mukuria….(323) 687-5904, Judy Mwaura….(310) 795-5315 or Shiru Ngati….(909) 952 0838. - Diasporamessenger.com

 

 


Home to over 130 children, New Hope Children's Centre is dedicated to lifting orphans out

of poverty and ignorance, and giving them the help they need to find a

better future ... or perhaps more simply said, to find HOPE.

 

MRS. ANNE CHEGE OF ORPHANS IS IN LONDON

Mr. Dennis Njiiri presenting Mrs. Anne Chege with the coins he has saved throught the year.

She is urging Kenyans in the UK to be saving their coins for her orphans home

 

Mrs. Anne Chege the patron of New Hope Orphans Home, in Uplands, Kenya is in London. The lady with a Golden heart as she was described by Barclays Bank of Kenya arrived in UK a few days ago. She is in London to source funds for her Orphans Home in Kenya where she has over 140 children to feed, clothe and educate. This time she was to partner with Kenyans in the UK, young and old to help her by collecting coins in your house throughout the year. As Tesco Supermarket states, "every little counts." She want Kenyan family in UK to buy a piggy bank and everyone in the family to be dropping some coins there where she will be collecting from your home whenever she comes to the UK. She always comes to the UK in the month of August/ September and she hopes return to the UK in August 2018, God willing. She accepts all types of coins including one pence, 2 pence, five pence, 10 pence, 20 pence, 50 pence and one pound. She will be ready to collect your piggy bank from anywhere in UK provided you contact her. You can contact her so that she can keep you in record between now and next year so that she will contact you when she comes back. At the same she is looking for donations as standing orders, one off payment or through Mpesa in Kenya +254720240585. Seen above is Dennis Njiiri presenting some loose change. Her contact in UK is 07459107285 and Kenya Whatsapp +254 738454341. Her email address; newhopechildren@msn.com. New Hope celebrated 17 years in April 2017, and Anne is thanking everyone who stood with her over the years. "May God remember you all. May honour and glory be to God." said Mrs. Chege from Upland, Kenya. You can also visit www.newhopechildrenscentre.org

 

 

 

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This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look;
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A JOURNALIST KILLED BY A CROCODILE

A journalist for the Financial Times is feared to have been dragged into a lagoon and killed by a crocodile in Sri Lanka. Paul McClean is believed to have been snatched as he washed his hands during a surfing holiday. Witnesses said they saw the 24-year-old wave his arms in the air before vanishing under the water. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY


 

 

A family has been left "quite mortified" after calling the RSPCA out to deal with a rare lizard that turned out to be a dirty sock.
An RSPCA officer was called to an address in Coventry by the family, scared by a "lizard" under the bed.

 

 

Around 20,000 Germany Football Fans in Central London

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Pound jumps as Bank of England hints at rate rise
The Bank of England has said that higher inflation and a pick up in growth could lead to a rate hike in "the coming months". Members of the Bank's nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25%. But the committee was talking in much stronger terms about an increase, analysts said. The pound climbed more than 1% against the dollar to $1.3363 after the Bank's announcement. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said: "The majority of members of the Monetary Policy Committee, myself included, see that that balancing act is beginning to shift, and that in order to... return inflation to that 2% target in a sustainable manner, there may need to be some adjustment of interest rates in the coming months. "Now, we'll take that decision based on the data. But yes that possibility has definitely increased."
 

 

FATHER JOHN NDIKARU WA TERESIA IS IN UK

Rev. Father John Ndikaru wa Teresia from Kenya is in UK. Father Ndikaru is a professor at Technical University of Nairobi (former Kenya Polytechnic). He is one of the speakers at the International Conference in Cardiff University. He is presenting a paper on the Domestic Violence in Kenya. His contact in UK is through his Whatsapp Kenya number +254722511361.

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,000 ticketless German fans delay Arsenal game


Arsenal's football clash against Cologne in London was delayed after 20,000 German fans turned up for 2,900 seats. Thousands of ticketless away fans arrived outside Arsenal's ground in north London and were refused entry. The fans brought central London to a standstill in the afternoon and police said a number of flares had been discharged by the supporters. Posts on social media sites showed large numbers of Cologne fans singing and marching around Oxford Circus. There were also reports of fighting inside the ground with FC Koln fans pictured fighting with stewards ahead of the Europa League tie. A Scotland Yard spokesman said a policing plan had been in place for the game and additional officers deployed. There were four reported arrests for public order offences. Arsenal issued a statement on their website warning travelling fans they risked being kicked out of the ground if they bought tickets in the sections of the Emirates reserved for home supporters. "Please note visiting supporters that purchase a ticket in the home end for this fixture are likely to be ejected from the stadium," the statement said. Despite this, Cologne fans were clearly visible in home sections all around the stadium ahead of the rescheduled kick-off. The game kicked off at 9.05pm. The German club are returning to European competition for the first time in a quarter of a century.

 

 

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MARAGA UNDER SIEGE: Jubilee MPs file a petition against Chief Justice David Maraga - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

A British, John Ward seeks justice

in Kenya for daughter 29 years on

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List of grievances that Jubilee MPs have filed against Chief Justice David Maraga - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Interest rate cap on loans will soon be reversed

The interest rate cap on loans in Kenya will soon be reversed to allow the market to determine the pricing of credit, the Central Bank governor has said. Speaking to the press after meeting investors, mostly in the equity and fixed income segment, Dr Patrick Njoroge said banks will be handed back a free hand in pricing the cost of loans since the impact has been 'problematic'. “It is in our interest as a country and CBK to work to reverse these measures and go back to a regime with freely determined interest rates but in a disciplined environment,” he said. “It is clear to us that this has been problematic in many ways. I can tell you the direction but I cannot tell you when.” The governor said he has assured investors that the country is 'completely wedded' to market-based policies and that the rate cap was just a temporary deviation due to the indiscipline that had been observed in the credit market.


Parliament passed an amendment to the Banking Act last year that set the maximum interest rate on loans at four per cent above the Central Bank Rate. Interest on deposits was fixed at minimum seven per cent of the benchmark rate. A study that CBK has been conducting to determine the impact of the rate cap has progressed well and preliminary results will be made public next week, he added. Dr Njoroge said he has had discussions with banks on their new business models in a quest to have discipline in the credit market and hopes this will yield favourable rates.


Business models
“Of course we still want to have a profitable business but the question is how much,” said the governor, alluding to the talk that the sector has been recording super-normal returns. Banks were supposed to have submitted their new business models to CBK by the end of April and the CBK believes this will instil credit discipline and prevent oppressive interest rates. The models were to be discussed and approved by respective boards. Dr Njoroge called for patience in the sector as the CBK concludes the process, which will then have to be passed through Parliament. “Things don’t develop in a monotonic way, where everything is going down or up. There are always bumps along the way,” he said. - The Standard

 

Are NASA, Judiciary co-conspirators? Ngunyi asks after judges skip Uhuru address

 

Uhuru: I’ve got no issue with Abagusii community

Some of the members who attended the Kisii and Nyamira delegates meeting at

State Lodge Grounds ,Nakuru County on September, 13, 2017.


President Uhuru Kenyatta opened up about why he was bitter with the Supreme Court and Chief Justice David Maraga as he and his Deputy William Ruto hosted members of the Abagusii community at State House Nakuru Wednesday. The President said that being human, he had the right to get angry and bitter that his clear victory had been taken away from him by Justice Maraga and his court. He told the more than 15,000 delegates from Kisii and Nyamira counties that he had no issues at all with the community, of which the CJ is a member, and that his only problem was the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court for nullifying his election because he believed he won fairly on August 8. “They stole my victory in broad daylight. The Supreme Court should have ordered a repeat count of the votes in an open ground like Kasarani Stadium,” said Mr Kenyatta, adding that it would be hypocritical of him to hide his feelings and bitterness at the court’s verdict. He added: “It is true some of us were really pained ... we were hurt ... just imagine someone snatching your victory from you just like that,” he said. - Daily Nation.

 

The UK is unable to uses its aid budget to help the Hurricane-hit people of Anguilla, the

British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos islands as the British overseas territories

are classed as rich under OECD rules, the Daily Mail says.

 

 

Kremlin Palace, Moscow Russia

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JAMES WANYOIKE A PRODUCER FROM KENYA IS IN UK


James Wanyoike contact in UK is 07417524300 - He has a Production Studio in Swindon, UK


Mr. James Wanyoike a producer com Artist from Kenya is currently in the UK. Wanyoike James is an award winning gospel musician, well known Audio producer, Former Njata Fm presenter and the Founder of ‘Favourite Talent Search Programme (FTS)’ which empowers talents to orphans and the less fortunate. Wanyoike is behind the popular song ‘Ndigukua’ and ‘Ndiari Mwega’ the central award winning song in the Groove Awards, among others which has received good airplay in all media houses and has pulled a large fan base. His newest 2017 album Mukindu was dedicated in London by Rev. Edwin Kibathi at PCEA UK Outreach London. As a music producer, he has produced well known artists like Loise Kim, Paul Mwai, Phillip Kimani Jane Muthoni, Carol Wanjiru, and N.D. Githuka among others. As an artist, Wanyoike has also worked in collaboration with other artists in the likes of, Ruth Wamuyu, Sarah K, Joan Wairimu, Mary Githinji, David Kigomo, and Jane Muthoni to produce a Christmas Carol which received good air play. He runs two separate studios in Nairobi through which he has seen upcoming artists thrive musically. Most of these artists are now award winners. His passion in production bends towards the music beginners, as this particular group can lose passion if mishandled or are misled. By guiding them correctly, you set a pace upon which they thrive on. James’ passion and success in music has been derived from serving God in churches as a praise and worship leader and in particular ministering at PEFA church Kimbo in Nairobi outskirts and PEFA church CBD Nairobi.

Wanyoike’s motivation to produce his own music was out of meeting many guest artists to the church he ministered at, who helped him realize the potential he had. Among them then, were Sarah K, Ruth Wamuyu, Shari Martin, Esther Wahome and Rose Jeffa who all stood out as role models. However, even before he did his own album, he was already producing music for other artists. Before venturing into music industry, Wanyoike had quite an interesting past. He had done various jobs varying from being; a house boy, mjengo-boy, milk and bread vendor, camera-man, kinyozi, hawker, among others. He reflects on the difficult decision he had to make, leaving behind his shoe business which at the time was the only means of earning his daily bread. This remained as the most risky step he undertook in search of greener pastures. He worried about being overcome by the fear. He believes the, fear of the unknown is the major killer of progress. Wanyoike believes whether learned or otherwise, having greater passion on your God given talent, hard work and commitment is the key to success. James Wanyoike contact in UK is 07417524300 - Email: jeywans@gmail.com


 

Nasa legislators vow to snub House affairs

Opposition MPs on Wednesday resolved not to participate in any Parliament business until further notice, even as their Jubilee counterparts approved their members to the House Business Committee. The Jubilee lawmakers approved Mr Amos Kimunya (Kipipiri), Mr Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba), Meru Woman Rep Kawira Mwangaza and her Turkana counterpart Joyce Emanikor to be members of the committee before adjourning the morning session. The opposition MPs walked out of the morning sitting to attend their parliamentary group meeting at Okoa Kenya secretariat and return with a list of their House leaders and members of the House Business Committee. However, the lawmakers did not return for the afternoon sittings although the Jubilee members were present. Nasa co-principal Moses Wetang’ula said the coalition would not be part of any House committee because Parliament was illegally constituted. - Daily Nation.

 

WHITE MAIZE IS NOW READY TO BUY IN A LONDON FARM

White Maize from David Mwanaka's farm in North London is now ready. You can now visit their shop in North London. They have variety of products including White Maize (fresh and frozen), White Sweetcorn, Pumpkins, Pumpkin Leaves, Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Peanuts and Mustard Leaves (Tsunga). As the United Kingdom is colder than most places where white maize is grown, our maize has a unique taste. Because of this taste many people think that white maize has a better taste than normal sweetcorn. It is usually served in the same way as corn on the cob, but also tastes great when roasted. The kernels can also be crushed to make all kinds of dishes. Try it and you will be pleasantly surprised. We also grow many varieties of large sweet pumpkins. From the pumpkin plants we also supply pumpkin leaves which are a popular nutritious delicacy in many countries including China, Malaysia, India, large parts of Africa and South America. The farm shop is located at 744 Hertford Road, Enfield, London EN3 6PR. Opening times is Monday to Saturday – 10:30am to 5:30pm and on Sunday – 10:30am to 5pm. Directions to the shop: From M25 exit at junction 25 towards London Enfield. At traffic lights turn left into Bullsmoor Lane. If you are coming from London along the A10, turn right into Bullsmoor lane at the last set of traffic lights before the M25. At next junction with Esso filling station on left, turn right into Hertford Road. Nearest Train Station: Enfield Lock and Turkey Street (a few minutes walk). Buses: Bus route 279 runs past the shop. For order and more information please contact the man from Zimbabwe Mr. David Mwanaka on 07708572914

 

Some of the Products from Mwanaka's Shop in North London

 

 

THE MAN BEHIND THE WHIE MAIZE IN LONDON

Mwanaka Fresh Farm Foods is the brainchild of David Wilfred Mwanaka, an award winning writer and journalist. Born in Zimbabwe, David grew up eating white maize. When he came to Britain in the early 1990s, David was surprised to know that white maize was not grown or even known about. He missed eating white maize so much that he thought of growing the crop himself. David then started carrying out trials, growing white maize. After 6 years, David was confident he could grow white maize commercially in Britain. From such simple beginnings, helped by his wife Brenda and their three children Jonathan, Ruth and Miriam, the family now successfully grows white maize on a farm just outside London. As from 2007 David came up with another new product in the UK. That is White Sweetcorn, which is so popular as an alternative to yellow sweetcorn. Children love it and would advise you to put it on your list of 5 a day health eating. For that reason it quickly found its way onto shelves of supermarkets like Sainsbury’s and into UK top stores like Harrods and Selfridges.

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Irma: Eight dead at Florida nursing home left without power


Eight people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died. Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing home in the city of Hollywood. Five others died in hospital. Ten million people are still without power in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas after Hurricane Irma. The storm - which has claimed more than two dozen lives in the US - struck southwestern Florida on Sunday morning as a category four hurricane before weakening to a tropical depression on Monday. Irma earlier left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, where nearly 40 people were killed. Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez said the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills facility has been sealed off and police are conducting a criminal investigation. State investigators from the Florida Office of Attorney General were also at the scene, city officials said in a statement.

 

A Kenyan man 49, has passed away in a London Hospital. More later

 

 

 

 

 

 

KENYA ARTIST MZEE MR. JOSEPH KAMARU

HAS LOST HIS WIFE IN KENYA

Mzee Joseph Kamaru(above) has lost his wife in Kenya. The late Rev. Teresia Kamaru passed away on Tuesday evening 12th September, 2017 in Nairobi Kenya. You can contact Mzee Joseph Kamaru on +254 723550040.

 

 


Serena Williams shares first photos of baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr


Serena Williams has shared the first pictures of her daughter on social media and revealed the name of her new baby. "Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr" the tennis star posted on Instagram, along with a series of videos filmed throughout her pregnancy and after her daughter's birth. The athlete also revealed she had spent six days in hospital due to unspecified complications with the birth. The baby is the first child for Williams, 35, and her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, after whom the child is named.

 

33 Fun Facts of the Moscow Kremlin

History
The Moscow Kremlin is the oldest and the largest fortress in Russia, as well as one of the largest fortresses in Europe.
The first settlements in the territory of the Moscow Kremlin relate to the Bronze Age (II millennium BC. E.)
Moscow and the Kremlin have one father. The fortress was built on the orders of the founder of Moscow – Prince Yuri Dolgoruky.
The Moscow Kremlin was first a wooden, then stone and finally a brick structure, used to be a city in itself, surrounded by ramparts, towers and battlements in ancient times.

Timeline
Since 1264 was the residence of the feudal princes of Moscow.


The Moscow Kremlin got its power and fame thanks to Ivan Kalita in 14th century, who made the Kremlin the main part of the city, and Moscow – the strongest city in the ancient Rus.


The double-horned notched teeth on the top of the Kremlin walls are similar to “swallowtail”, and in Italy they are used on the locks of the Italian Guelphs and Ghibellines. Kremlin walls are crowned with a total of 1045 “swallowtails”.


The Moscow Kremlin was often compared to the Scaligero castle in Verona and Castello Sforzesco in Milan, thanks to the Italian architects who constructed the Kremlin cathedrals in 15th
Famous Kremlin chimes in existence since the 16th century. They were manufactured in 1625 under the leadership of the British engineer Christopher Halloway.


The Kremlin was the residence of Russian princes and tsar from 13th to 18th century, and then for Communist leaders starting with Lenin in 1918. Nowadays it’s the official residence of the President of Russia.

Kremlin Clock
Various sources claim that the Kremlin clock on the Spasskaya Tower appeared between 1491 and 1585
In 1625 British clockmaker Christopher Galloway with the help of Russian engineers completed the new clock.
In 1706 Peter the Great transported a new clock from Holland in 30 wagons, from Amsterdam to Moscow.
Finally, in 1851 the modern Kremlin Clock was remodeled by the Butenop brothers, Moscow merchants, originally from Holland.
The rim, numbers and hands were covered with gold (28 kg of gold in all).
The total weight of clock and bells is 25 tons.

Kremlin as a Fortress
Almost every town of the Golden Ring of Russia has its own Kremlin.
The Moscow Kremlin has an irregular shape, is in the form of a triangle and is surrounded by massive walls and towers.


With the beginning of the Northern War in 1721 Peter I ordered to erect bastions along the Kremlin wall.
Apart from the Kremlin towers, there were towers protecting the bridge to the Kremlin. The only one survived is Kutafya tower, built in 1516.


The Kremlin wall was surrounded and protected with additional fortifications of Kitay Gorod, White City, Earthen city.

Kremlin nowadays
The best observation points on the Kremlin are from the Big Moskvoretsky, Stone, and Patriarch Bridges, as well as Ivan the Great Bell tower, and O2 lounge bar in National hotel.
The Moscow Kremlin is a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage.
The Kremlin is nowadays estimated at 1.5 trillion Russian rubles (based on calculations of a consulting group “Uphill”).

Kremlin stars
In 1937 the Kremlin replaced Tsar double-headed eagles with ruby stars as the symbol of Kremlin. The stars are believed to have a powerful energy.
The weight of each of the Kremlin stars is more than a ton.
The stars are whirling and easily rotate, turning their “face” to the wind.

Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell
Two paradoxes of Russia: the biggest bell that never rang and the biggest cannon that never shot.
A Tsar Cannon is a symbol of Russian power, a 40-ton weapon that fired just once – with ashes of the enemy in 17th Cast in 1586. Tsar Cannon was included in the Guinness Book as the largest cannon by caliber.
Tsar Bell is really the biggest bell in the world, created in the years of 1733-1735. Tsar Bell mainly consists of copper, but also contains gold (72 kg) and silver (525 kg).

 

Kremlin Ghosts
The ghost of Ivan the Terrible was believed to live for several centuries in the Bell tower.
The torture chamber of Constantine and Helen Tower produced the sounds of blood drops.
Even the ghost of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was supposedly seen in his former office in the Kremlin.

 

 

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Uhuru Kenyatta's address during the

meeting Gusii leaders in Nakuru

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Pound hits year high on inflation data


The pound hit its highest level against the dollar this year after UK inflation was stronger than expected in August. The latest official figures showed the CPI inflation rate rose to 2.9% in August as fuel and clothing prices increased. That was up from July's rate of 2.6% and above forecasts of 2.8%. Sterling jumped on the news, and finished up 0.84% to $1.3275 at the end of London business hours, a year high. The pound was also higher against the euro, up 7% at 1.1096 euros. The latest inflation figure could put further pressure on the Bank of England to consider a rise in interest rates, as it has an inflation target of 2%. The Bank will announce its latest decision on rates on Thursday. However, analysts are not expecting it to take any action yet. Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said he thought the prospects of a rate rise this year were "remote". "Domestically-generated inflation is subdued, inflation expectations have remained well-anchored and GDP growth is too weak to warrant higher rates," he said.


The jump in the pound send shares lower, with the FTSE 100 share index ending down 12.9 points at 7,400.69. Shares in broadcaster Sky fell 5% at one point after the UK government again said it was "minded" to investigate further 21st Century Fox's bid to take over the whole company. Fox owns 39% of Sky but wants to assume total control of the broadcaster. However, some fear it would give Rupert Murdoch's family, which controls Sky, too much sway over the UK media. Sky shares closed down 1.5%. Shares in industrial equipment hire group Ashtead jumped 5% after the firm said it should see increased demand in the US following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The clean-up operation following the two hurricanes is expected to mean greater demand for the company's diggers and tools. In the FTSE 250 index, shares in JD Sports rose 9% after it brushed aside any fears of a downturn in the "athleisure" sector by reporting a big rise in both sales and profits. In the six months to the end of July, sales rose 41% from a year earlier to £1.4bn with pre-tax profits climbing 33% to £103m.

 

Storm Aileen: Weather warnings for strong winds and rain across UK Heavy downpours and winds of up to

70mph are forecast as the first named storm of the season arrives on Tuesday evening.

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses 12th parliament

even as Nasa legislatures boycott joint sitting

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Prisoners escape from British Virgin Islands jail in wake of Hurricane Irma

 

UK inflation rate rises to 2.9%


The UK's inflation rate climbed to its joint highest in more than five years in August as the price of petrol and clothing rose. UK inflation measured by the Consumer Prices Index rose to 2.9% in August, up from 2.6% in July, figures show. The fall in the value of sterling since the EU referendum continued to be a major impetus for rising prices, the Office for National Statistics said. But a rebound in the price of oil also had an impact, pushing up fuel prices. The bigger-than-expected rise in inflation comes ahead of the Bank of England's next announcement on interest rates on Thursday. However, economists said the Bank was still highly unlikely to raise rates at the meeting.

 

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NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga addresses

media over Supreme Court ruling

NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga addresses media over Supreme Court ruling and matters IEBC part 1
 

NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga addresses media over Supreme Court ruling and matters IEBC part 2

 

 

 

 


The $1,000 (£1,000) iPhone X


Following months of anticipation, Apple has finally unveiled its souped-up 'anniversary' phone, the iPhone X. The $999 (£999 in the UK) iPhone X features an edge-to-edge display with richer colours, and facial recognition software called Face ID that allows users to unlock the phone without the need for a fingerprint reader or physical home button. Apple has also revealed the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, alongside an upgrade to the Apple Watch and a higher-definition Apple TV.


* Both the iPhone 8 and 8+ will have wireless charging built in. 


* Schiller joked: 'I can't describe how much nicer it is not to have to plug in a cable!' 


* Wireless charging will work with hundreds of already available chargers, from Ikea to Ford, although Apple will also sell third party wireless chargers in stores.  


* The iPhone 8 and 8+ will each come in two versions - a 64GB, with a second at 256GB.  


* iPhone 8 will start at $699 (£699), and iPhone 8+ will start at $799 (£799). 


* They will both be available on September 22nd.  

It also unveiled a new Apple Watch with cellular service and an new version of its Apple TV streaming device

 

 

 

2017 KENYA SOCIETY ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY

Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo addressing the guests


On 7th September 2017, the Kenya Society held their annual summer garden party that was hosted by H.E Lazarus Amayo, High Commissioner of Kenya to the UK and his spouse Mrs. Nelly Amayo at the High Commissioner’s residence.

The event was graced by the Chairman of the Kenya Society, Mr. Patrick Orr, the Deputy Chairman, Mr. Juvenal Shiundu, members of the Kenya Society Members, High Commission staff and other invited guests. Speeches were made by the Society Chair Mr. Patrick Orr, and the Kenya High Commissioner H.E Lazarus Amayo. In his address, the High Commissioner welcomed guests to the 2017 summer party and thanked the society fraternity led by the Chairman Mr. Patrick Orr for organizing the event. He noted that the Kenya Society has continued to grow from strength to strength, and the objective of fostering closer and good relations between the people of the Republic of Kenya and the United Kingdom is being achieved with the help of the organization.

 

After Kenya and UK national anthem the High Commissioner addressed the guests

 

He informed that the Government of Kenya is committed to building a prosperous Kenya that feeds its people, provides decent and affordable healthcare and provides decently paying jobs to every Kenyan who wants to work. “It is for this reason that we are implementing a transformative strategy to ensure rapid expansion of our economy. This is manifested by the ongoing construction of new roads, expansion of our ports and the newly launched world-class standard gauge railway” he said.

Amb. Amayo further called upon for more Kenyans and friends Kenya to join the society so that they can create a formidable pool of Kenyan Ambassadors who will be at the frontline in disseminating information regarding the transformative agenda which the Government is implementing.

 

The Chairman of Kenya Society Mr. Patrick Orr was introduced by the High

Commissioner (left) and then he introduced his committee before addressing the guests

 

In his remarks, Mr. Patrick Orr acknowledged Kenya’s recent achievements including the excellent performance of Kenya’s team that participated in the just concluded IAAF World Championships in London where it performed extremely well despite the tough competition. The team finished number two in the world medal table after the USA. He also congratulated the High Commissioner for being honoured with the Freedom of City of London at the Chamberlain’s Court Room, Guildhall, London. The Chairman thanked members of the society for the support accorded to him that has enabled the society to thrive and welcomed new members to join the organization.

 

DJ Josh (2nd from left) took the day with beautiful Kenyan songs. Kenya Gospel Singer Gloria Muliru (far left)

and DJ Otach (3rd from left) also attended the party. On far right is Emmah and her friends

 

The Kenya Society was formed in 1989 as an initiative of Hon. Dr. Sally Kosgei, former Kenya High Commissioner to the UK, and people in Britain who lived in Kenya and already had an attachment to the country. The society has been able to sustain its principal objective of fostering friendship between citizens of the two nations while at the same time providing a forum for individuals interested in either living, visiting or investing in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. UHURU KENYATTA, C.G.H., PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA DURING STATE OPENING OF THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 12TH PARLIAMENT AT PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, NAIROBI ON 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2017

Honourable Speakers,


First and foremost we thank God for the gift of a great country filled with the bounty we need, and the continued peace.


I also thank all Kenyans for expressing, in a mature and patient manner, their sovereign will during the elections. Millions of voters stood in long queues, in the sun and rain, hungry and thirsty, in their quest to express their democratic choice.


I offer you, Honourable Members, my heartfelt congratulations on being elected to Parliament.


Honourable Members,


By our Constitution, and our traditions, you represent the sovereign will and aspirations of millions of Kenyans. I wish all of you every success in fulfilling your very important national duties in the next five years.


I urge you to never forget that we are here representing the Kenyan people, who have an urgent need for governance that delivers to them peace and security, and indeed prosperity.


I also celebrate the women of Kenya who continue to demonstrate leadership throughout the country. Three women were elected Governors while others won positions as Senators, Members of Parliament and Members of County Assemblies.


Today, I am a proud Kenyan for the gains we have made in promoting inclusion of women into elected office. I am proud because I have great confidence in Kenya’s women and deep faith in their capacities.


However, as important as these gains are, we recognize we still have much more work to do to increase their participation in national leadership.


I also salute the large number of young people, who have come to elected office. I am very glad that the Kenyan people are so willing to give our youth opportunities to offer leadership.


The young men and women elected to Parliament, and other offices, have a special responsibility to represent the aspirations of the youth for employment opportunities and better service delivery by the National and County Governments.


Honourable Members,


Let me also take this opportunity to thank the Honourable Members from the 11th Parliament, who made their mark on our country’s history. They will forever be remembered for the way they steered and entrenched devolution.
Within a relatively short time, we as a country, were able to adopt and execute a devolution process that elsewhere in the world has taken a longer period of time.


This historic achievement was made possible by the constant productive consultations and collaboration between the Legislature and the Executive.


Our 10th Parliament delivered a new Constitution. The 11th Parliament implemented that Constitution and entrenched devolution as an institutional framework for driving our development agenda.


Honourable Members,


The 12th Parliament has been sworn into office at an important constitutional moment that requires you to uphold the supremacy of the Constitution and its institutions.


This does not mean always having your way. As you well know, we still have to undertake a fresh presidential election following the verdict of the Supreme Court. Even though I strongly disagreed with that decision, I accepted it because of my respect for our Constitution.


I have previously demonstrated this fidelity to the best interests of the Kenyan people, as happened when I conceded the loss of an election in You will also recall that I heeded the summons from a foreign court even though I knew I was answering trumped-up charges.


You, as Honourable Members of Parliament, must be steadfast in protecting our Constitution as the critical base for assuring our people sustained peace, security and prosperity.


As a country, we spent more than two decades crafting a new constitutional order that maps our state organs and processes, and thus provides certainty and predictability to our national life. In our current circumstance, the elections we held on the 8th of August; the swearing-in of Governors, Members of both Parliament and County Assemblies; the verdict of the Supreme Court; the call for fresh elections on 17th October; my address to you this afternoon; and the set term of a president until a new one is sworn in, are all part of our laid-down constitutional processes.


No matter the political noises that are loudest during elections, I want to assure every Kenyan, and the world, that every arm of government is in place and operational. There is no void and there is no lacuna; Kenya is progressing along the path drawn for it by the Constitution.


Honourable Members,


At this juncture, I would like to make it abundantly clear that the government will not tolerate anyone intent on disrupting our hard-won peace and stability.


Under no circumstances must Kenyans ever allow our free, competitive process to become a threat to the peace and security of our Nation. Our region, and indeed the world, through history, is littered with broken, miserable countries who failed to draw the distinction between vibrant democratic competition and destructive division.
In this regard, I urge all political leaders to avoid engaging in divisive and destructive politics that have no place in modern Kenya.


For my part, I know that my most serious obligation is to sustain and protect the peace and security of all our people without exception.


We are now headed into a fresh presidential election that the Electoral Commission has scheduled for the 17th of October. The Kenyan people will again affirm their choice of who they want to serve as their President.
This is not just a choice between two individuals. Most importantly, it is the transfer of the people’s sovereign will to an office that is the symbol of our national unity; that protects our security, and is key to delivering development and prosperity.


Kenyans will line up again on the 17th of October. The marks that millions of voters will make on the ballot paper will represent far more than the desires of politicians. As Kenyans did on the 8th of August, they will vote for different candidates.


But almost every single man and woman will be using the vote to seek the same things: a better livelihood, access to good healthcare, a more promising future for their children, decent jobs for all those willing to work, and security.
It must be understood that, that marked ballot represents more than technology, more than computers systems, or even where it was printed.


The mark is the choice of a sovereign people. Their choice is sacred and must never be frustrated or ignored.


Honourable Members,


As we move forward during this momentous time, you, as newly elected leaders, must firmly take up your place in the governing of this great country.


Your promises to the electorate were turned into a solemn oath in which you swore, to bear true faith and allegiance to the People and the Republic of Kenya; that you would obey, respect, uphold, preserve, protect and defend this Constitution of the Republic of Kenya; and that you would faithfully and conscientiously discharge the duties of a Member of Parliament.


In the coming days, you will be called upon to be true to that oath; I urge you to do your duty. It is the same oath that I made when I became President and Commander-in-Chief.


Kenyans expect us to understand the weight of responsibility in living up to our oath, and having wisdom and clarity as we carry out our duties.


It is no accident that the first two articles of the Constitution declare that the sovereignty of the people is exercised through their elected representatives, and that Parliament represents the diversity of the nation.


These words represent the hard sacrifices and hopes of generations of Kenyans who fought to earn the right to govern themselves and to freely choose their representatives.


That history places a profound responsibility on the Members of this House to ‘protect this Constitution and promote the democratic governance of the Republic.’


Honourable Members,


The separation of powers of the three arms of government is a critical constitutional principle in protecting the liberty of the people.


But, given the complexity of the public issues the three arms of government and constitutional commissions have to handle, they must work together willingly even as they respect each other’s functional independence.
Equally important, the three arms are supposed to be free from intimidation or control by any foreign or domestic actors, and special interest groups.


Every Kenyan official who serves in these arms of government and commissions must be constantly on the lookout for any actions that undermine their independence. And they should understand that undertaking the sacred task the Kenyan people have given them requires that they constantly remember, and affirm, in word and deed, that the people are sovereign.


No technicality, no conference, no process, no power or influence, should ever stand in the way of that sovereign will.


The Kenyan people expect every arm and institution of government to work together for them. Parliament directly represents the people, and it is you, Honourable Members, who must constantly remind all of us about the needs and aspirations of the people who sent you here.


Honourable Speakers and Members,


Our country is at a defining moment during which we are called upon to rise to our wisest, our most generous and most honest. Every member of this August House represents the full and beautiful diversity of our nation.
From Mombasa to Malaba, we may speak different languages, worship differently, and live in different parts of the country, but we must accept we are one people. The success of our nation is the love that each and every one of our people has for this country. Yes, we must love


Honourable Members,


This August House must stand for that unity and must rise to the promises we have made to the people of this great nation.


Finally, Honourable Speakers and Members, let me once again emphasize that we must work together to serve our people. We must understand that the future prosperity, peace and security of our beloved Nation, is firmly and safely in our hands.


Thank You and God Bless Kenya.

 

 

 

 

Githae, Makau differ on poll at US summit

 

Nairobi’s envoy to Washington and a prominent US-based Kenyan legal scholar offered starkly different assessments of the presidential election at a conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday. “I can categorically say here looking you straight in the eye that the Supreme Court robbed Uhuru Kenyatta of his win and stole the election from the Kenyan people,” declared Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae. Makau Mutua, a former US law school dean and an outspoken detractor of President Kenyatta, took the opposite view, suggesting that the election had been stolen from challenger Raila Odinga. “It was not just the presidential election that was invalid,” Prof Mutua said. “It was the entire election. The whole thing was rotten.” Prof Mutua, who had unsuccessfully sought the post of chief justice of Kenya’s Supreme Court last year, also told the conference, “I was very happy I didn’t get the job of chief justice because if I had ruled against Mr Kenyatta I would have been lynched in the public square.” Following the 2013 election, Prof Mutua had tweeted that he would not recognise Mr Kenyatta as president, contending that the results had been rigged against opposition candidate Mr Odinga. Mr Githae said he was stunned by the Supreme Court’s ruling last month overturning official election results that gave Mr Kenyatta a 1.3 million-vote margin over Mr Odinga. “They had no basis for coming to that conclusion,” Mr Githae said in reference to the majority of justices who ruled the election invalid. “Not a single election agent has even sworn an affidavit saying the results at a polling station were different from what was announced by the IEBC,” Mr Githae said. The two men spoke as part of a panel at the 10th annual Kenya Scholars and Studies Association. - businessdailyafrica.com

 

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Nairobi County to Deploy Sh8 Million Drones

to Monitor Payment of Parking Fees

 

Motorists will in the near future have a hard time dodging the Sh300 parking fees should City Hall successfully implement the use of drones to monitor parking services in the city. JamboPay, which provides online parking fee payment services for the Nairobi County Government has written to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) seeking permission to import the drones to help enforce the revenue collection. The letter, dated August 28, is addressed to KCAA director general Gilbert Kibe and copied to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. According to JamboPay Chief Executive Officer Danson Muchemi, they have developed an aerial imagery compliance data-gathering module that will deploy a drone to collect parking compliance data. “We hereby request your approval of our importation and operation of two commercial drones,” the letter states. He said the pilot exercise expected to cost the county government Sh10 million. “The drones will fly across the parking areas in the city twice a day, capturing and relaying the data to our servers. Each of the drones will cost us Sh4 million and another Sh2 million will be used to set up a software to run it,” said Muchemi. “The information will then be relayed to the county parking department for appropriate enforcement measures, which include clamping of vehicles whose owners have defaulted,” he added. Muchemi said that if the project is successful, Nairobi will be the first city in Africa to adopt the drone module of operations. He said the initiative was meant to increase revenue collection by ensuring that all parking space users paid for the service. The county loses Sh600,000 a day, translating into about Sh18 million per month in parking revenue. - nairobiwire.com

 

 

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UK BANKS TO REPORT THOSE WITHOUT PAPERS TO HOME OFFICE

Kama huna papers hapa UK, ondoa pesa yako kwa bank

 

The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits banks and building societies from opening current accounts for people who are known not to have leave to remain in or to enter the UK. From 1 January 2018, there will be additional requirements to carry out periodic checks of the immigration status of existing current account customers.

Who does this affect

Banks and building societies that operate current accounts in the UK, including banks that are UK branches of EEA banks and non-EEA banks.

 

What the Immigration Act currently does

The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits banks and building societies from opening current accounts for people who are 'disqualified persons'. This is unless the bank or building society has carried out a status check that indicates the individual concerned is not a ‘disqualified person’.

 

What the amended Immigration Act will do

The Immigration Act 2014 has been amended by the Immigration Act 2016. The amendments to the 2014 Act come into force on 30 October 2017. There will be a number of additional requirements on banks and building societies, outlined below.

Banks and building societies will be required to carry out a quarterly ‘immigration check’ for existing current accounts operated by a disqualified person. The first immigration check is required to be carried out for the quarter beginning on 1 January 2018.

If such an account is identified, the bank or building society must notify the Home Office. The Home Office will then check if the person is a disqualified person and, in certain circumstances, will notify the bank or building society of their duty to close the account as soon as reasonably practicable. The bank or building society is required to inform the Home Office of the resulting action taken through a website operated by the Home Office.

 

The FCA's role

The Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) Regulations currently place a duty on the FCA to monitor and enforce compliance with the existing prohibition. These regulations have been amended to extend the FCA’s duty to monitor and enforce compliance with the new requirements once they come into force.

We are currently consulting on our approach to the amended Immigration Act and regulations, including reporting, monitoring and enforcement.

 

Quarterly Consultation No.16, March 2017

Disqualified persons

A disqualified person is a person who is in the UK, who does not have the required leave to enter or remain in the UK, and whom the Home Secretary considers should not be permitted to open a current account.

 

Identifying a disqualified person - new current accounts

To ensure they are complying with the Act, banks and building societies can carry out an immigration ‘status’ check with a specified anti-fraud organisation or data-matching authority (CIFAS).

This can be done before opening a new current account operated by:

• a consumer
• a micro-enterprise, or
• a charity (with an annual income under £1 million)

 

Where the check identifies that the applicant is a disqualified person, the firm must refuse to open the account.
This prohibition includes:

• opening joint current accounts for any disqualified persons
• opening a current account where the disqualified person is a signatory or is identified as a beneficiary
• adding any disqualified person as a current account holder, signatory or identified beneficiary in relation to an existing current account

 

Banks and building societies that refuse to open a current account for someone who is disqualified must tell that person the reason for the refusal. This is as long as doing so does not conflict with their duties under other legislation.

The Home Office has produced information, including a particular form of words, for firms to provide to individuals who are refused an account in those circumstances.

The current prohibition does not apply to existing current accounts unless a new account holder, signatory or identified beneficiary is being added.

 

Identifying a disqualified person - new requirements for existing current accounts

From 1 January 2018, banks and building societies will also be required to carry out quarterly immigration checks through CIFAS, the specified anti-fraud organisation or data-matching authority.

This immigration check is to be carried out on certain existing current accounts, excluding current accounts operated or held by or for an individual who is acting (with respect to that account) for the purposes of trade, business or profession.

If a current account operated by or for a disqualified person is identified, the bank or building society will be required to notify the Home Office of any accounts held. For these purposes, an “account” includes, but is not limited to, a financial product by means of which a payment may be made, and therefore includes accounts that are not current accounts.

What banks and building societies need to have in place

If you are a firm that operates current accounts, you must:

Make arrangements to comply with the Immigration Act, including the prohibition in section 40, and from 30 October 2017, the requirements in sections 40A, 40B and 40G.


Put in place record-keeping procedures relating to your compliance with the Immigration Act. Keep these records for at least 5 years.
Tell us if you have any problems complying with the Immigration Act by contacting your usual FCA supervisory contact as soon as is reasonably practicable.


Confirm to us that you are complying with the provisions of the Immigration Act each year. You will need to make arrangements to use form FIN A on Gabriel.

 

 

We didn't snub IEBC meeting with NASA, we have state to run - Ruto

 

DIASPORA CENTER


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Wiper Chairman David Musila pledges allegiance to Jubilee - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

Numbers 14:8

 

Break out of the box!

We read in Numbers 14:8: " If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us." When others saw giants in the Promised Land and wanted to return to Egypt, Caleb said, ‘The LORD…will bring us safely into that land and give it to us.’ At that point two things happened. ‘The whole community began to talk about stoning Joshua and Caleb. Then the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to all the Israelites at the Tabernacle’ (v.10 NLT). When the people around Caleb said no, God said yes – and all you need is His approval! When you have that, you can disregard the nay-sayers and move forward. If you wait for everyone to approve, agree with you, and applaud you, you’ll get nowhere. There was a time when people thought the earth was flat, and that man would never walk on the moon. In 1899 the U.S. Patent Office almost closed because the commissioner, Charles H. Duell, said, ‘Everything that can be invented has been invented.’ In retrospect this statement is ridiculous, but some of us have this same mindset. We stop learning because we think we’re too old. We’re afraid to change careers in case we jeopardise our pension. We don’t pursue our dreams in case we fail or get ridiculed. We’re so used to self-imposed limitations and telling ourselves, ‘I can’t do that,’ we think we can’t do anything. In essence, we’ve built a box, crawled inside, and now we’re looking for something or someone to blame for our lack of faith. God didn’t box you in – you did – and you need to take the initiative for breaking out. Today decide to do it – and God will bless your endeavours.

 

Our guest singer today is Gloria Muliru currently in London - CLICK HERE

 

 

Raila visits Moses Kuria, Johnstone Muthama at Pangani Police Station - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

GLORIA MULIRU PERFORMING AT REVIVAL HOUSE. LONDON

Kenya Gospel Singer Gloria Muliru is in London. The gospel singer attended the Kenya Society Summer Party at the residence of the Kenya High Commissioner on Thursday 7th September, 2017 before making a wonderful performance on Sunday 10th September 2017 at Revival House, London. Gloria had been invited to London to perform at an International concert last week. Her contact in UK is through her Kenya WhatsApp +254 724985161.

 

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta's speech during

his meeting with Kamba leaders

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Two killed in Georgia and one in South Carolina

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Kamba leaders in State House visit dismissed as self-seekers


Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka leads a meeting of Ukambani leaders at Machakos Golf Club on September 11, 2017. They are being entertained by a musician. Ms Charity Ngilu said there was nothing to gain from supporting the Jubilee government.  Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka and other leaders from Ukambani have denounced a visit to State House by a grouping of Kamba leaders, describing them as self-seekers who do not represent the interests of the community. The leaders said most of those visiting State House were losers in the last election and could therefore not be said to speak for the people. The Kalonzo team included Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Wavinya Ndeti, senators Mutula Kilonzo (Makueni) and Enoch Wambua (Kitui ), 10 MPs, and elected MCAs from Kitui, Machakos and Makueni counties. - Daily Nation.

 

 


Nasa responds to Uhuru's impeachment threat


President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses a delegation of Ukambani leaders at State House, Nairobi, on September 11, 2017.

The Constitution says a president can be removed from office on grounds of incapacity. 

 


President Uhuru Kenyatta introduced a twist in the State House race when he said Jubilee MPs would impeach Mr Raila Odinga should he win the election. Jubilee commands a solid majority in the National Assembly and the Senate. In a rejoinder, the National Super Alliance said the President’s threat was an act of desperation.

UHURU PANICS
Nasa principal Moses Wetang’ula questioned the basis for such a decision. “It clearly shows how ill-informed the President is about the constitutional provision and the level of desperation he is showing by pressing every panic button before going to the repeat election,” the Bungoma senator told a press conference. The President was addressing leaders from Machakos, Makueni and Kitui counties who promised to support his re-election bid.

STRENGTH
Mr Kenyatta wanted to know how Mr Odinga would lead the country, “considering that we have the majority of MPs and senators”. He said the numbers could be made bigger should affiliate parties and independent candidates throw their weight behind Jubilee. He said with slightly less numbers in the 11th Parliament, determined Jubilee-friendly MPs pushed through legislation under chaotic circumstances. “In the last Senate, we could not pass Bills because we were evenly balanced. Today, we can do business in the Senate without a Nasa member present. "We don’t need them. We are only 13 members shy of a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly. We can even change the Constitution,” he said.

MOTION
“There is no need to fear even if he is elected. We have the opportunity within three months to impeach him. "If you splash the billions of shillings to be spent in the repeat election that could be used for development on him, what is he going to do?” The Constitution says a president can be removed from office on grounds of incapacity. An MP supported by at least a quarter of parliamentarians may move a motion to investigate the president’s physical or mental capacity to perform the functions of the office. If the motion goes through, the Speaker writes to the Chief Justice informing him of the resolution.

PROCEDURE
The CJ then appoints a tribunal, which investigates and reports the matter within 14 days. The report is final and not subject to appeal. If it finds that the president is incapable of running the office, the National Assembly votes on whether to ratify it. If a majority of MPs vote in favour of ratifying the report, the president ceases to hold office. The Constitution also says the National Assembly may pass a motion to impeach the president but it must be supported by at least a third of the members. It cites reasons for a presidential impeachment as gross violation of the Constitution or if the head of state has committed a crime.

DEFENCE
If the motion is supported by at least two thirds of the MPs, it is sent to the Senate, which must decide if the allegations can be substantiated. The National Assembly may appoint a committee to investigate the reports. The president has the right to appear and be represented at the special committee during the investigations. The Senate then considers its report, and may not proceed if the claims cannot be justified.

HOUSE SITTING
If the committee reports that allegations are justified, the Senate decides whether to vote to uphold the charges. Nasa dismissed the President’s threat, saying there would be no reason to warrant the impeachment of a Raila presidency. “What charges would be levelled against Raila? That is a reckless speculation that is not consistent with the conduct of a President,” Mr Wetang’ula said. Mr Kenyatta also dared Nasa lawmakers to make good on their threat to skip the first sitting of 12th Parliament. “Well done. Boycott! We have prepared the Bills. We want to dust and then pass them. If they refuse, what is the problem?” he asked. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

Moses Kuria and Muthama arrested over hate speech


Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has been arrested over alleged hate remarks. Muthama was arrested at Kangundo and is being transported to Pangani Police station. He is accused of making inflammatory remarks in Narok at the weekend. Earlier, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria was arrested over hate remarks. In a Facebook post on September 5, Kuria said they were ready for another election but that they will hunt people who did not elect Uhuru Kenyatta. Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria was arrested on Monday and taken to Pangani police Station over hate remarks. Police are searching for former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama for the same reason. In a Facebook post on September 5, Kuria said they were ready for another election but that they will hunt people who did not elect Uhuru Kenyatta. "Kiambu has spoken. They have said Wembe ni ule ule (the razor blade is the same one). Wangige and Kiambu people are seething with anger. One million of their votes were cancelled by four people," read the post. - The Star


 

 

Omar accuses Nasa leaders of double standards
 
 

Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar addresses journalists at Renaissance Centre in Mombasa on September 11, 2017, concerning his election petition against Governor Joho. He said he is not pleased with the Nasa leadership.  Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar has hit out at Nasa presidential candidates over what he termed double standards. Speaking during a press briefing at Renaissance Centre in Mombasa, Mr Omar criticised the co-principals on their leadership style. Mr Omar’s criticism of Nasa co-principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka came three days after his resignation as Wiper secretary-general. - Daily Nation.
 

 

Deadly eye of Irma makes second landfall in Florida


Deadly eye of Irma makes second landfall in Florida on Marco Island as THREE MILLION are left without power, four people are killed and the state's west coast is faces imminent 10-to-15-FOOT storm surges.


* Three have died in two separate car crashes, while a fourth died of natural causes overnight in a shelter
* Irma weakened to a Category 2 storm at about 5pm Sunday with winds of 110mph
* Tornado warnings have been announced across Florida, particularly on the west side of the storm 
* And two cranes - of two dozen in the city - have collapsed under intense wind pressure in Miami 
* Forecasts correctly predicted Irma would make first landfall over Lower Florida Keys on Sunday morning 
* It then made a second landfall on Marco Island near Naples at around 3:30pm on Sunday 
* Around 6.3 million people have been told to leave their homes in mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders
* The storm has already claimed at least 25 lives across the Caribbean since it took hold earlier in the week
* President Trump urged everyone to follow instructions and said: 'Here comes Irma. God bless everyone' 
* Experts have warned that 'catastrophic' and 'life threatening' storm surges could reach up to 15ft  in Key West


Hurricane Irma is moving ashore in southwest Florida after making landfall for the second time on Marco Island close to Naples. Irma weakened to a Category 2 storm at about 5pm Sunday as it hugged the coastline moving north towards Tampa. The National Hurricane Center said Irma’s winds were at 110 mph, just below major hurricane status, as the center of the still dangerous and wide storm moved farther inland late Sunday afternoon. It was smacking Naples after coming ashore in Marco Island at 3.35pm. Areas of Naples are now suffering substantial flooding and swathes of the west coast - as well as lakes, bays and sounds nearby - are under 15ft storm surge warnings. 'Pray, pray for everybody in Florida,' Governor Rick Scott said on Fox News Sunday. As Irma continued its unprecedented assault on the state, two of the four victims claimed in Florida were identified. They are Hardee County Sheriff's deputy Julie Bridges, a mother of one, and Hardee Correctional Institute sergeant Joseph Ossman. They crashed on Sunday around 60 miles from Saratosa, and were both killed. While the confirmed body count is currently just four, the suffering from Irma's onslaught is much wider, with more than three million losing power and swathes of Miami - where two cranes were toppled - left flooded. The Keys, which is where Irma first made landfall, are now the subject of a huge airborne relief mission. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

 

 

NAIROBI, Kenya Sept 9 – Three people have been reported dead and another 10 were rushed to Hospital with serious

injuries after a bus they were travelling in rammed into a stationery lorry along the Narok – Mai Mahiu Road.

 

 

 

 

Kenya's changing trade patterns and the fall of Europe


Kenya is experiencing a shift in the pattern of its exports and imports, with some of her key traditional markets slowing down on the goods they are sourcing from the country. After the release of the Leading Economic Indicators for June 2017, it emerged that Pakistan had leapfrogged Uganda to become Kenya's leading export destination, buoyed by growing tea purchases by the Asian country. Exports to Uganda, which has for decades been the top market for Kenyan goods, have for sometime now experienced marginal growth. Trade with Tanzania also took a hit following a diplomatic row, while China's hold on the country's imports tightened. It is clear that the trading landscape is changing - and has been changing for a long time. Twenty-seven years ago, Kenya's trade with Africa was almost insignificant. Africa's share of exports was six per cent while imports took up less than one per cent.


Indeed, there was little, if any, trade with its East African neighbours in 1990 - perhaps due to the embargo that had been placed after the collapse of the East African Community in 1976. China which today has a stranglehold in most sectors of the country's economy, was nowhere in 1990. Its share of imports was a paltry 1.3 per cent, with Kenya getting most of its manufactured products from Europe. Today, the Asian giant - which has also grown to become the second largest economy in the world - after the United States is literally pouring its cheap manufactured products into the local market, touching off a backlash from local manufacturers including those in the jua kali sector. In the early 90s, and indeed all the way back to the years after Kenya's independence, the United Kingdom and other European countries reigned supreme. Its trade was by and large two-ways: To Europe, from Europe. Imports from the European continent took up a massive 65 per cent of Kenya's import bill. Europeans also consumed most of Kenya's produce, taking up 68 per cent of the country's share of exports. The United States was alsoKenya's critical trading partner, with a 6.1 per cent share of the import bill. Then things started changing, not really in Kenya but at the global level. Europe's and US influence in global politics started waning, and their place was taken up by countries such as China and India, and other Asian countries. These came to be known as the emerging economies. They have taken over the global economy with a storm. - The Standard


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Deadly flash floods in Tuscan port

city of Leghorn Italy after heavy rain


The bodies of a family, including a four-year-old boy and his parents, are found in the flooded basement of their home. At least five people have died and three are missing after torrential rain caused flooding in Italy. Four of the victims were family members - a four-year-old boy, his parents and grandfather - whose bodies were found in the flooded basement of their home in the port city of Leghorn in Tuscany. Mayor Filippo Nogarin warned there could be more casualties because several people were missing. He said a "a crazy amount of rain" had lashed Leghorn and "the city is literally devastated". He appealed for help in the town, which is a popular ferry crossing point to the islands of Elba and Sardinia. Strong winds felled trees and many parked cars were nearly submerged by flood waters that also left streets clogged with mud. Train services were disrupted in parts of the Tuscan coastal area. Rome, which had recently gone through three months of drought, was also battered by torrential rain with streets turned into streams and several underground stations forced to close. In Florence, the civil protection agency issued an orange weather alert warning citizens to expect torrential rain and flooding.

 

 

The National Transport and Safety Agency (NTSA) says 1,919 people have died in road accidents since January this year.

 

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Raila does not deserve to be President - Kamba leaders


Deputy President William Ruto in Kimutwa, Machakos County on September 9 2017./DPPS


A section of MPs from the Kamba community On Sunday said that Nasa candidate Raila Odinga was destined to lose the repeat presidential elections in October 17. They cautioned voters from the region not to be misled to support Mr Odinga who would lose. The legislators among them Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Fabian Muli (Kangundo), Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu) and former Kilome MP Regina Ndambuki told residents from the region to vote wisely come October 17. The leaders said Jubilee in just four years has shown concern in helping the Kamba community through initiation of projects that have direct impact on the lives of the people compared to previous governments that those now in Opposition were part of. Addressing a public rally at Kimutwa market attended by Deputy President William Ruto, the leaders said they were confident that President Uhuru Kenyatta will win by a bigger margin when the presidential repeat polls are held next month.


"The Kamba community will benefit more in terms of development projects if its voters support the reelection of President Kenyatta when elections are held next month,” said Munyaka. Munyaka said his constituency has benefitted in terms of development from the time he abandoned the Opposition to work with Jubilee, saying the establishment of Machakos University that now accommodates 10,000 students has greatly improved the economic situation of the region. The Deputy President thanked the Kamba community for electing some Jubilee leaders from the region besides voting for President Kenyatta in large numbers during the August 8 as compared to the 2013 General Election. “I must say the support we got as Jubilee from Ukambani during the August 8 elections was impressive. This is why we say thank you and ask for more support ahead of the next election in October 17,” said Ruto. Ruto exuded confidence that Jubilee will reclaim its victory that was nullified by the Supreme Court because Kenyans have faith in the leadership of President Kenyatta and his Government as far as their unity and development was concerned. - The Star

 

 

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```1. No matter how beautiful and handsome you're just remember Baboon and Gorillas also attract tourists
Stop Boasting

2. No matter how big and strong you are, you will not carry yourself to your Grave .
Be Humble

3. No matter how tall you are, you can never see tomorrow.
Be Patient

4. No matter how Light Skinned you are, you will always need light in Darkness Take Caution

5. No matter how Rich and many Cars you have, you will always Walk to Bed
Be Contented

Take Life Easy, Life is short.

WHAT A LIFE WE LIVE!

Have you taken note of the CO-INCIDENCE OF LIFE:

1. CHURCH has 6 letters so does MOSQUE.

2. BIBLE has 5 letters so does QURAN.

3. LIFE has 4 letters so does DEAD.

4. HATE has 4 letters, so does LOVE.

5. ENEMIES has 7 letters, so does FRIENDS.

6. LYING has 5 letters, so does TRUTH.

7. HURT has 4 letters, so does HEAL.

8. NEGATIVE has 8 letters, so does POSITIVE.

9. FAILURE has 7 letters, so does SUCCESS.

10. BELOW has 5 letters, so does ABOVE.

11. CRY has 3 letters so does JOY.

12. ANGER has 5 letters, so does HAPPY.

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Are they all by Coincidence? We should choose wisely, this means LIFE is like a double-edged sword.
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Hurricane Irma makes landfall over the Florida Keys


(CNN)Hurricane Irma bludgeoned Florida on Sunday morning, snapping trees like matchsticks and knocking out power to more than 1 million people. Hurling 130 mph winds, the Category 4 storm made landfall at 9:10 a.m. ET on Cudjoe Key, the National Hurricane Center said. Even more powerful could be the storm surges that threaten to swallow Florida's coastal cities. Waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay as Irma slams Miami. Southwestern coastal cities from Cape Sable and Captiva could see walls of water up to 15 feet, the National Hurricane Center said. "This is a life-threatening situation," the National Hurricane Center said. "Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves."  Still, not everyone heeded orders to evacuate. "It's going from crappy to worse," said John Hines, who did not evacuate and stayed in his home in Key West.  "All the interior doors are starting to rattle now, sounds like someone is knocking on the front door," he said. "The winds are picking up. It's only going to get worse as it gets closer." Almost the entire state of Florida is under a hurricane warning affecting at least 36 million people, withconcerns of catastrophic gales, torrential rain rain and deadly storm surges. Those who did not evacuate ahead of the storm are in danger, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said Saturday.


Track Hurricane Irma's path

"You're on your own until we can actually get in there and it's safe," he told CNN. "The message has been clear: The Keys are going to be impacted. There is no safe area within the Keys. And you put your life in your own hands by not evacuating." This is the the first year on record that the continental US has had two Category 4 hurricane landfalls in the same year. Last month, Hurricane Harvey devastated much of coastal Texas and killed more than 70 people.


The latest developments:
-- More than 1.35 million electric customers across 24 counties are without power, Florida Power and Light said Sunday morning. More than 650,000 customers are without power in the Miami-Dade area alone.


-- Miami-Dade officers can no longer respond to calls for service, the Miami-Dade Police Department tweeted Sunday. Police are urging residents to stay indoors and not venture outside.


-- Manatee County officials announced a curfew from 3 p.m. ET Sunday until 3 p.m. ET Monday. Residents must remain either in their home or in a shelter, the sheriff said.


-- A storm surge warning wraps around the state, from Brevard County to Tampa Bay.


-- More than 72,000 people have moved into more than 390 shelters across the state, the governor's office said.


-- At least 24 deaths have been blamed on Irma in the Caribbean islands, where it hit before barreling toward Florida.


'You can't survive these storm surges'
Gov. Rick Scott warned some storm surges could be deadly. "You can't survive these storm surges," the governor said. Key West business owner Jason Jonas said he stayed behind because he's in a home that is "built like a bunker." "It's pretty much the only reason I considered staying here because I knew that I had a pretty good chance of making it through this thing," he said. "We're 30 plus feet above sea level and in a place that's built to withstand 225 mph winds -- I mean that's a better chance than being exposed out on the highway in traffic trying to make it to Georgia." Mass evacuations sent throngs onto jammed highways heading north and created a severe gas shortage in some parts the state. Irma hit Cuba's Ciego de Avila province late Friday as a Category 5 hurricane before it weakened.

 

 

Former Meru Governor Munya takes a U-turn. He said "selling Raila in Meru is like selling pork in Saudi Arabia"

 

Be presidential and stop fueling rumours, Kidero tells Uhuru over NASA funding claim

 

 

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A KENYAN LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN UK

The late Joyce Wanjiru Chege of Githunguri, Kiambu, Kenya

 

A Kenyan lady has passed away in UK. The late Joyce Wanjiru Chege well known as Mama Onesmus or Mama Ngugi of East Tilbury, Essex, UK passed away a week ago. Joyce was found dead by her employer in her house in East Tilbury, UK. The late Joyce Chege, daughter of Mr. Onesmus Chege Njoroge aka Ngugi Kagiri and Mrs. Florence Wambui of Kindiga Village, Githunguri, Kiambu, Kenya. Sister to Mrs. Mary Wanjiku Maina of Bristol, UK and Mr. Edward Kagiri Chege of Milton Keynes. Mother to Onesmus Chege Ngugi of UK. Sister in-law of Mr. John Maina (Maish) of Bristol, UK. Family and friends are meeting everyday from 6 p.m. at 120 Greenbank Avenue East, Bristol BS5 6EX  and 10 Snobbery Close, Stacey Bushes, MK12 6EX. To support the family in burial preparations you can use account number Mr Mary Maina account number 47691042 sort code 601801 Natwest Bank. For more information please contact her brother Edward Kagiri Chege of Milton Keynes 07950992407, her sister Mary on 07865048915 and her brother in-law Mr. John Maina (Maish) 07455518491.

 


Irma to strengthen as it heads towards Florida

 

Florida's state governor has told residents ordered to leave their homes to go to shelters and avoid the roads as Hurricane Irma approaches. Rick Scott said it was now too late to drive away from the danger areas. After devastating several Caribbean islands, Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain, and is due to make landfall in Florida on Sunday. Some 6.3 million people, more than 25% of the US state's population, have been ordered to evacuate. The hurricane made landfall on the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago, in Cuba's north-east, late on Friday as a category five storm but has now weakened to a category three. After moving slowly along the northern Cuban coast it is now heading out to sea towards Florida. At 21:00 GMT, Irma had maximum sustained winds of 200km/h (125mph), theNational Hurricane Center in the US said. It was the first category five hurricane to hit Cuba in more than 80 years, and it is expected to strengthen again before reaching Florida. At least 24 people are so far known to have died as Hurricane Irma progressed across the Caribbean throughout the week.

 

'We are under a state of emergency'


More from Florida governor Rick Scott's latest update. He reveals: 


Hurricane Irma will intensify as it approaches Florida


It will move across Florida Keys early Sunday morning, move across the rest of the state on Sunday and impact north west Florida on Monday


Florida Keys will be hit by the eye of the storm


18 to 50 inches of rain will hit parts of Florida, with up to 25 inches in Florida Keys


Tornadoes are possible in south Florida on Saturday night and central Florida on Sunday


There is a serious threat of significant storm surge along the entire west coast, with up to 15ft above ground level in the south west of the state
More than 6.5million Floridians have been ordered to evacuate while more than 70,000 Floridians are hunkering down in shelters
School buses are still on hand to evacuate people
More than 76,000 are already without power, with the greater shortages expected

'If you have been ordered to evacuate, you need to leave. Now.'


Florida governor Rick Scott is giving another update on Hurricane Irma, telling the state "the heart of this storm is quickly approaching us". He describes Irma, which will intensify as it moves towards Florida, as "clearly a life-threatening situation". Gov. Scott says: "If you have been ordered to evacuate, you need to leave. Now. "This is your last chance to make a good decision. Evacuations are in place in areas across the state, more than 6.5million Floridians have been ordered to evacuate. "Do not put yourself or your family's life at risk, now is the time to do the right thing for your family." He says "protecting life is our absolute top priority", adding: "No resource or expense will be spared to protect families." With Florida under a state of emergency, Gov. Scott urges all emergency service workers to "be there". He says: "We have been very aggressive in our preparation for this storm and now it's upon us. "Every Floridian should take this seriously and be aggressive to protect their family. "Possessions can be replaced, your life, your family cannot be replaced."

 

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Web of intrigue over Sh500m city land

From Left, John Mburu Wangari, Samuel Karanja, John Njoroge, Stephen Mwangi, Simon Njoroge and George Ngigi at Milimani Law Court

on January 15,2015 where they denied a charge of forcefully entering a piece belonging to Plover Haunt Limited with intention of possessing it.

 

The battle for the Sh500 million property in Karen and Upper Hill belonging to Mr Roger Robson, a deceased Kenyan of British descent, took a new twist this week when his lawyer was charged with forgery. Mr Guy Elms Spencer was charged with five counts of forging Mr Robson’s will, the power of attorney given by the deceased, uttering false statements with regard to the two documents and using the same to try to seize property. Mr Robson died in August 2012, aged 71, at a Nairobi hospital and left behind a 5.18 acre piece of land in Karen and a half an acre plot with rental houses in Upper Hill, both estimated to be worth Sh500 million. Since his death, the property has become the subject of protracted court battles pitting Mr Elms, who says he is the executor of the will, against a number of people who claim the properties.

ONLY CHILDREN
Mr Robson and his brother Michael are the only children of Patrick Beaumont Robson and his wife Betty Fairfox Robson, British settlers who moved to Kenya in 1930s. In 1947, the family registered a company known as Plovers’ Haunt Limited as their land holding vehicle in Kenya through which they acquired the Upper Hill property in 1978. The patriarch of the family died in 1974. Michael sold his interest in the company to his brother in 1995 for Sh21 million and moved to the UK. Mr Robson never married and had no children. After his mother’s death in 1993, he became the sole director and beneficiary of the company.

NEARLY INELLIGIBLE
By 2010, his health had deteriorated to the extent that his handwriting and signature had become nearly illegible. He was advised by his bank to give his lawyer the power of attorney to act on his behalf in financial transactions. However, the police now claim that Mr Spencer forged Mr Robson’s will, which he purportedly drew up in 1997, as well as the power of attorney. Forensic experts at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation say that Mr Robson’s signature in the two documents presented by the lawyer do not match the deceased’s known signatures.

INTRIGUES
However, all lawyers who drew up the Will and the power of attorney, and those who witnessed them, have sworn affidavits or recorded police statements confirming the authenticity of the documents. The intrigues that bedevil the properties were set off by an advertisement in local newspapers in March 2011 by three men who claimed adverse possession of the Karen land. Messrs Leonard Omwega Maina, Meshack Masese Obae and Sammy Lotasa claimed that they had been squatters in the land since 1995 and wanted to claim it. They said Mr Robson left for the UK in 1994 and never came back.  By law, anyone who has occupied a piece of land continuously for 12 years can legally claim it, but in this case there were no squatters in Mr Robson’s land and he had never left the country.

SECOND ATTEMPT
In August 2013, a Mr Martin Odinga Waluchio and a Mr Friedrich Pietz made the second attempt to take over the property, claiming they had bought it from Roger in 1994 for Sh30 million. But a report prepared in February this year by Mr Antipas Nyanjwa, the deputy director of investigations and forensic services at the National Land Commission (NLC), said all the documents used in the purported transaction were forgeries. However, in a letter addressed to Mr Spencer, the NLC chief executive officer withdrew the report on June 30, 2017 “due to new developments.” The lawyer said he has not seen the letter.  On the morning of June 6, 2014 gospel singer Ringtone (real name Alex Apoko) also invaded the property, claiming that he was acting for an uncle whose name he did not disclose. He also did not produce a contract of purchase, though he claimed he had one.

TYPING ERROR
In December 2014, Ms Agnes Kagure Kariuki, a prominent business operative and Jubilee Party activist, took over the Karen property. Ms Kagure alleges to have bought the property from Mr Robson in November 2011 for Sh100 million in cash. One of the issues likely to be determined is the difference between Ms Kariuki’s Kenya Revenue Authority Personal Identity Number and the one used in the transaction. Lawyer Michael Osundwa Sakwa, who drew up the conveyance, has attributed the variance to a typing error. He also added that it is not a requirement to present a colour picture of a client when doing conveyance, as pointed out by an NLC investigator in his report. “The important thing is that these were people who knew each other and he agreed on his own free will to sell the land,” he said.

ANOTHER TWIST
In another twist, in mid-April 2015, Mr Thomas Murima Mutaha and Mr Peter Gaitho went to court claiming ownership of Pittaway Flats in Upper Hill. They claimed that Mr Spencer had forged documents to the property. The duo have disowned two share transfers from Plover’s Haunt Ltd allegedly signed by Mr Robson and his mother Betty in March 2010 in favour of the two men for a total of Sh193,740. Mr Robson’s mother died in 1993. In court, they have also denied bringing down six flats on the plot over the Christmas period of December 2015. They say they were framed by the lawyer, whom they claim planned the demolition together with police officers. The lawyer’s court appearance is the latest twist to the land case. - Sunday Nation.

 

 

A Whispers from London (What a friend we have in our phones?)
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As the Boeing 777 cut through the white clouds across Atlantic Ocean, I looked at my watch and realised that we had been over the ocean for more than seven hours on our way to Orlando, Florida, USA. All what I could see was the vastness of the ocean below. My then five year old daughter turned to me and asked me where we were and I told her that we were in the skies. She looked amused and then asked me whether that was where God lived. I told her a faint 'yes' not because I was hungry but because I knew very well that should anything happen, we were indeed very near to God.

In the plane, my wife and two children occupied the middle row while I and a middle aged gentleman and a young lady occupied the other on the left. The man was about six and a half feet tall from the way his feet were struggling to fit in the leg space provided. He wore a big black T-Shirt that exposed his powerful biceps that looked like they could explode and seek refuge to somebody else. The girl beside him was about twenty four years, was slim and was slightly above four feet.

Soon we were to arrive in Orlando Sanford Airport in fifteen minutes time. The gentleman beside me stretched himself and looked around as if he was in a wakeful slumber. With his big blood shot eyes, he adjusted his glasses and looked at me as if I was a housefly on the seat.
'Hi gentleman. It was a crazy flight init?' he said.
'Yeah, thank God we are finally in our final destination,' I replied.
Meanwhile, he started massaging the girl's hair as she took a nap on his chest.


'Do you live in Orlando by any chance?' he asked.
'Nah, I am from Birmingham, England,' I said.
He looked across the next row and then asked me whether that was my family and I told him that indeed they were my wife and children.
'Alright. Nice family you got!' he said.


'Do you have a family?' I asked him, obviously expecting him to tell me that the young short girl beside him was his daughter.
'Oh! Yes! By the way meet my wife! She is the apple of my eyes,' he said as his massive hand ran through her hair rhythmically. What? His wife? Considering her small size and his massive tall body, if she decided to hug him, then she must have been hugging some secret parts of his anatomy instead his real him.
'Oh! Really! I thought she was a University student here in America. Congrats, you two look a nice couple. What God has put together, let no man put asunder,' I said with very high hope that he could not feel the irony in my choice of words.
'By the way, they call me Solomon and she is Maureen...Maureen Solomon to be exact!'

I looked at the tiny girl who was supposedly his wife and tried to trace his massive hands with deep veins running through her hair, hands, down the neck, chest…down...oh! No! God have mercy! We were just about to land at the airport when Maureen woke up and adjusted her seat belt like the rest of us. She first smiled at Solomon then gave him a quick kiss on the lips. True love knows no bounds, the saying goes.
'Sweetheart that was a wonderful flight! I didn't notice that we flew almost eight hours from London,' she told Solomon.
'That's true sweetie, I slept like a baby in the whole flight. I think this is because you were beside me. You are always my heartbeat!' he replied with a smile.

Soon the plane landed and we all disembarked ready to finish with immigration checks. Finally we were all out of the airport waiting for hotel bus to come for us in about twenty five minutes. I introduced Solomon and Maureen to my family and we became a team. We came to learn that Solomon was Congolese while Maureen was from Kenya. When Solomon visited one hotel in Nairobi, his eye caught Maureen and both fell in love with each other.

Solomon and I were getting along very well, so was Maureen and my wife. They asked us to visit them in their home and we also asked them to come for dinner in the hotel the following day. We were overjoyed by the invitation and so were they to meet new friends from London. When the hotel bus arrived, we hastily exchanged contacts and off we went.Maureen and her husband were supposed to come and visit us in the evening in our hotel. It would be a good feeling to meet another family although we were strangers to each other so to speak.

At exactly 20:00 Hrs the Solomon's arrived and so my wife and I joined them for dinner. We left the children in their room playing computer games. On seeing us, our friends looked so happy from their facial expressions and warm handshakes.

We got to know each other. For one I had always wanted to own business in America but I did not know where to start. Solomon told me that the best investment in America was real estate and that I should start with what was popularly called condominiums. This was a situation where an investor 'owned' a hotel for a period of time, say one week in a year. The investor would be paying a certain amount of money to the hotel and would then be free to be using a two bedroom flat within the property for one week. To me it looked like a good idea because I had passion to invest in America.
Much as my wife and I liked to be allowed Solomon and the wife, we wondered how the wife did not own a phone in such a country like America. Her phone was kept by Solomon and even when she received calls, it was Solomon who answered first. Well…

The following day, Solomon took me to one five star hotel where I made a down payment of US$1500.00 towards the purchase of the condominiums. From there I would be paying £300.00 every month for the next five years. I was overjoyed to own something in the land of the greatest economy in the world. In return, I told Solomon that with time, he should start a similar business in America like the one I had in London.


We had a great time with them although we noticed that in all that time we were in their house, Maureen spoke very few words and all the cooking was done by Solomon. We thanked him for being a very good cook and even accepting us in his house.


'I am glad you ate my food. Thank God Maureen did not cook for you! She is the worst cook. I always tell her to thank God for giving her a good husband like me! I do everything for her. I cook for her, I buy her clothes, I take her to and from work, and I take her to hair saloon, wait for her and even choose her hairstyle! I even answer her phones! Lucky girl she is!' he said.
'Indeed, Maureen you are blessed!' I said.

Prior to the day that our American friends were supposed to arrive at Heathrow Airport, I decided to call them and wish them a nice journey.
'Hello...Hello...is that Solomon?' I asked. There was no answer although the phone was ringing.


After some time, the phone rang again. I pressed the button to answer it. On the other end all what I could hear was a conversation between Solomon and Maureen. I tried to say a thousand 'hello' but it was not picked up but they were talking. Out of interest I followed the conversation. Listen to it:-


'...that is the problem with doing business with village pumpkins! Take for example this village pumpkin called Man Man, this guy looks silly without trying. He calls himself a writer but his sentence construction is very poor. I always tell him how good a writer he is but I think he better write something to do with goat manure because of his vast knowledge in herding goats in the village! I will have to buy myself a big novel because I want to avoid his childish stories.

Did you see how I tricked him into buying condominiums? He just lost £15k!How on earth can I be in business with such an imbecile? These are the people who came to England to sleep. Doesn't he know that by buying condominiums, he was putting his money in a pit?! I made him buy to massage his ego. Such a stupid man! When we reach London tomorrow, I will have to prepare for boredom for the next three weeks. I better buy novels. He thinks he is a story teller but his stories are juvenile. I don't think he owns anything apart from those trees in his grandfather’s farm,’ he said.

The following day I was at Heathrow Airport waiting for my guests. When Solomon saw me, he gave me a huge hug, so was his wife Maureen. In his hand was a 600 page Novel. I asked him what the novel was for and he told me that it was my gift but he had to read it first during his stay with us. I can confess that that Christmas Holiday was the hardest for me. I never told Solomon that I heard what he said about me but I thanked God that I was able to identify an enemy who posed as my friend. When they were back in States, I called them and told them about the whole conversation. May I open the lid and inform everyone that I have never heard from them since that time.

Any time you are with your phone, you are either with a friend or your enemy. Never talk ill of anybody when with your phone because your phone is a good broadcasting station. Do not be tempted to discuss anybody with another person on the phone because it could be a set up. I need special knowledge to understand how a grown up person can switch off the phone just because he or she wants to sleep. By the time you wake up, other people have made deals that will enrich them for the rest of their lives. Another thing, check whether you are in love or you are somebody’s slave. If someone wants to control you, the first thing is to make sure that you think like him or her. I need special knowledge to understand how someone can control who you can call and what you are to discuss over the phone!

 

The Death of Kenya’s mainstream media
By Morrison A. Muleri, PhD
 


Things are changing rapidly indeed for Kenya’s mainstream media. Long live the Fifth Estate.

Only a few months ago, we in the diaspora were hooked to the online versions of the major Kenyan dailies for news and information. With Europe and the USA 3-8 hours behind Kenya time, we would read Kenya’s next day’s papers before we retire to bed. That is now in the past. We do not rely on those papers any longer for news. There are many reasons for this change but chief among them is that they have lost their “professionalism”. They have become either too timid or too partisan. The recent general elections marked the last nail in their coffins. No news or news worth the name flowed. The dailies have followed our faith leaders in the race to the bottom.

Our fallback option used to be online broadcasts by our national television stations. We could watch, read, listen and react to Kenyan news. Like the daily newspapers, they too have either become too timid or too partisan. The recent general elections showed their callousness. As we craved for news about the elections, they were busy on political debates or showing some irrelevant programs. No newspaper or TV station could visit the 490 or so constituencies and under the protection of all the legal caveats show us the results as they were announced. None dared to tally votes or to project results. The difference from what we experience here in the USA was so glaring.

This is the digital age and an information vacuum cannot stand. Social media rightfully took over and spewed whatever it could. Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube etc. all went wild. We ran to them fully aware that theirs is a jungle: anybody is a writer, there are no editors, and no standards to govern them. The most active VOICES there are from the two political extremes and they inflame the web. Crooks know of this loophole and flood social media with fake news to influence perceptions. It is a chaotic exchange forum where each participant must judge what to believe. Things can get very awkward in this jungle. Savvy readers can balance reason, knowledge from elsewhere and what they expect to distinguish real from fake news. Those who are gullible swallow it all hook, line and sinker and tragically act on it. That is how solid communities disintegrate. Bad as it is, the alternative media served a necessity arising out of desperation. We ran to alternative media when information professionals failed us.

The emerging bloggers found a niche in this vacuum. They are known partisans and even hirelings. They proudly bend and peddle information for a political end. The fact that many Kenyans flock to them shows some have reached a point of irreconcilable disagreement. They thirst for anything, real or fake, that excites their political beliefs and gives them hope. Bloggers whet this appetite and have become household names with strong brands.

 

Fellow Kenyans, this is a sorry state we are in. It is in times of crisis that people know their professional institutions. Our information professionals have let us down. They have sacrificed the gems we valued most in them. They have delivered us at the altar of alternative media which finds us most gullible. They chew and spew us left, right and center. We can’t tell real from fake news. We sing our dirges at the unfortunate demise of professional journalism in Kenya. If any journalists still consider themselves professionals, now is the time for a deep soul searching to salvage whatever you can of Kenya’s mainstream media.  - By Morrison A. Muleri, PhD, USA - mmuleri@yahoo.com

 

 

Largest evacuation in US history as 5.6 MILLION

people are ordered to leave Florida


* The devastating Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in southern Florida by early Sunday morning
* Miami is expected to bear the brunt of Irma, a Category 4 storm, which is clocking 160mph winds or stronger
* It started as a Category 5 in the Caribbean then was downgraded to a 4 but grew stronger again at night
* On Saturday, Irma weakened to become a Category 4 again as it made its way towards Florida
* An estimated 5.6million people have been ordered to evacuate Florida and Georgia ahead of the deadly storm
* Florida Gov. Rick Scott said residents under evacuation in southern coastal areas need to leave by midnight
* Since the evacuation orders were issued, there has been extremely heavy traffic on all northbound highways
* The storm has the potential to do $125billion worth of damage when it strikes Miami - and possibly much more
* Irma has caused devastation in the Caribbean, killing at least 24, leveling entire islands and destroying homes
* Extensive damage has been reported on Barbuda and St Martin, with over 90 per cent of buildings wrecked
* The storm is currently battering Cuba as the outer bands of the storm reached south Florida on Friday night
 


The largest evacuation in US history is under way with more than 5.6million people being told to leave their Florida homes before Hurricane Irma strikes. The state's governor, Rick Scott, urged people who had not left yet to leave as soon as possible. He warned those who plan to stay that they may have to ride out the dangerous storm at their own risk. He explained that the biggest concern with the powerful hurricane is the predicted storm surge that will come along with the lashing winds and heavy rains. The storm was downgraded to Category 4 yesterday before being pushed back up to Category 5 - but has again been relegated to Category 4 this morning by the National Hurricane Center.

 

 

Andrew Sussman, the state's hurricane program manager, said the total of those urged to flee Florida includes people throughout the southern half of the state as well as those living in inland Florida in substandard housing. Florida is the nation's third-largest state with nearly 21million people, according to the U.S. Census.  Universal Studios joined Disney World, SeaWorld and Legoland in closing as the megastorm heads north.  Meteorologists expect the powerful hurricane to hit the state tomorrow. The hurricane is currently raging off the northeastern coast of Cuba, with wind speeds of 160mph. The outer bands of the hurricane have already reached the U.S., with south Florida and the Keys experiencing increased rain and wind speeds. Hurricane Irma made landfall in Camaguey archipelago, just off the northern coast of Cuba, around 11.10pm ET yesterday. This is the first Category 5 storm to hit the island since 1924. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

 

 

 

'Nowhere in the Keys will be safe': Irma will strengthen to a Category 5 storm when it hits the

US mainland as 1.4m terrified Floridians and Georgia are ordered to abandon their homes


* Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in southern Florida by early Sunday morning
* Miami is expected to bear the brunt of Irma, a Category 5 storm clocking 150mph winds
* An estimated 1.4 million people are under evacuation in Florida and Georgia
* Florida Gov. Rick Scott said residents under evacuation in southern coastal areas need to leave by midnight
* Since evacuation orders were issued, there's been heavy traffic on all northbound highways
* The storm has the potential to do $125 billion worth of damage when it strikes Miami - and possibly much more
* Irma has caused devastation in the Caribbean, killing at least 24 and leveling entire islands
* Extensive damage has been reported on Barbuda and St Martin, with over 90 per cent of buildings wrecked
* The storm is currently battering the northern coast of Cuba

 

Hurricane Irma is once again forecast to hit the Florida Keys as a Category 5 storm, as more than a million people have fled its path and abandoned their homes. Meteorologists expect the powerful hurricane to hit the Sunshine State between 5am and 7am ET on Sunday.  'Obviously Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States,' Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said at a press conference Friday morning. 'We're going to have a couple rough days.' The storm was first downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 4 earlier on Friday morning, but as of 5pm ET on Friday, it is predicted to hit the U.S. as a Category 5. This will only be the fourth time ever a Category 5 has hit US mainland. As of 6.30pm ET Friday, the hurricane is moving west at 12 mph and located 345 miles southeast of Miami. Government officials along with the National Hurricane Center have cautioned that Irma is 'extremely dangerous' with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. That's strong enough to bring down power poles, uproot trees and rip the roofs off of homes.  In preparation for what is predicted to be the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States in years, an estimated 1.4million people have been given mandatory evacuation orders in both Florida and Georgia. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

 

 

 

 

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Uhuru to address Parliament on Tuesday


President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing a joint sitting of Parliament in the past. He is

set to address the 12th Parliament on September 12, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU 


President Uhuru Kenyatta will address a joint sitting of the 12th Parliament on Tuesday next week. The address comes amid sharp division between the Jubilee Party and the opposition following the nullification of President Kenyatta’s victory by the Supreme Court. Article 132 of the Constitution requires the President to address the opening of each newly elected Parliament. “Pursuant to the provisions of standing order 22(2) of the National Assembly and standing order 22(2) of the Senate, the Speaker of both the Houses of Parliament hereby notify all Members of Parliament that the opening of the twelfth shall be held in the National Assembly chamber, main Parliament buildings, Nairobi on September 12, at 2:30pm,” reads a notice signed by both Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi and his senate counterpart Kenneth Lusaka. Jubilee Party, which won majority of the seats in both the National Assembly and the Senate in the just-concluded elections, is once again comfortably set to control the 12th Parliament. With a total of 164 MPs, Jubilee stands a better chance to go it alone in passing crucial legislations in the House. The Opposition is also expected to play its watchdog role despite its reduced numbers. - Daily Nation.

 

Floridians jam highways to flee wrath of Hurricane Irma


Floridians began a mass exodus on Thursday as Hurricane Irma, the powerful Category 4 storm, plowed through the Caribbean toward the Sunshine State. Thousands of cars headed north, causing interstate backups and slowdowns. Drivers waited for hours at gas stations, some of which ran out of fuel. Travelers stood in line for hours at airports. Based on Irma's projected path, which includes Florida's heavily populated eastern coast, the enormous storm could create one of the largest mass evacuations in US history, CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties combined have about 6 million people. People should get out now, Gov. Rick Scott warned at a Thursday news conference. If they wait until Saturday or Sunday, when high winds and rain are expected to lash south Florida, it will be too late. "We cannot save you when the storm starts," Scott said. "So if you are in an evacuation zone and you need help, you need to tell us now." The National Hurricane Center issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for South Florida on Thursday night. "You do not want to leave on Saturday, driving through Florida with tropical storm force winds," CNN meteorologist Tom Sater said. He said the latest Floridians should evacuate is Friday morning.

 

 

'Three lanes of red bumper lights'
Roseanne Lesack, her husband and three children were among the evacuees. They left Boca Raton on Wednesday and headed to Atlanta to stay with friends, she said. After encountering slow traffic, the family spent the night at a motel in Orlando and continued north Thursday morning, Lesack said. "What should have been another six or seven-hour travel experience is coming up on 12 hours," she said Thursday night while about 35 miles south of Atlanta. "It has been slow. Right now we're going about 20 mph. ... It's just three lanes of red bumper lights." Last year, the family stayed with friends in Florida and rode out Hurricane Matthew, she said. Lesack is glad they decided not to chance it this year. "Now there are a lot of people who are really nervous about staying but don't feel like they can get out," Lesack said.

 

Mandatory evacuations
In Florida, mandatory evacuations orders included parts of Miami-Dade County, Broward County east of US 1, Palm Beach County, low-lying parts of Brevard County, and Monroe County, home to the Florida Keys. More than 30,000 people evacuated Monroe County alone, Scott said. Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi stressed to residents in the Keys they need to heed the evacuation order and leave. All hospitals would be closed and ambulances gone as of Friday morning, including air ambulances, he said. "You might as well leave now, while you have a chance, because when you dial 911 -- you will not get an answer," he said. The Florida Department of Transportation released traffic counts showing extremely heavy traffic on Thursday, such as 4,000 vehicles on I-75 northbound in Lake City, compared to a norm of 1,000. About 1,800 vehicles traveled on I-75 in Collier County, compared to a norm of 600. Other roads showed smaller increases. Though nobody knows exactly where Irma will make landfall, the governors of Georgia and South Carolina decided not to take any chances. They ordered mandatory evacuations of low-lying coastal areas around Savannah and Charleston. Other eastern Florida population centers could also see similar evacuations soon, depending on the path of the hurricane, which is expected to near Miami on Sunday. "Look at the size of this storm," Scott said Thursday. "It is wider than our entire state and could cause major and life-threatening impacts from coast to coast. Regardless of what coast you live on, be prepared to evacuate. Floridians on the west coast cannot be complacent."

 

 

Bride-to-be, 29, 'pockets £13,000 she collected for her fiance and his 29 friends for his Ibiza stag

party and vanishes leaving them stranded at the airport' just weeks before their planned wedding

Chris Mahone, right, was left stranded at Leeds-Bradford airport after his fiancee Rachel Doran allegedly pretended to book his stag holiday before running off with the money
 

 

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I was lonely in NASA, now back home, Rutto says after joining Jubilee


President Uhuru Kenyatta embraces Chama Cha Mashinani leader Isaac Rutto at the start of

Jubilee's campaign rally at Kapkatet grounds in Kericho, September 8, 2017. /PSCU


"I felt lonely. I found myself alone and I have now decided to come back." These were the words of former NASA principal Isaac Rutto at a Jubilee rally at Kapkatet sports ground in Kericho on Friday. Rutto got off the limelight after losing the Governor race to Joyce Laboso. Many wondered what happened and NASA principal Musalia Mudavadi said he was still with them but he announced today that he was no longer a member of the Opposition. Rutto joined the coalition on April 19. His stay was short and he is now in President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's camp. The Chama Cha Mashinani leader will now campaign for Jubilee Party. "Uhuru and Ruto talked to me into coming back," he said, adding he started by working with Jubilee.

"Tulianza pamoja na yeye (Uhuru) ndiyo maana tuko na yeye saa hii. Tumekuja na tuna unga Uhuru mkono (We began in Uhuru's camp and that is why we are with him now. We are here to back him)." He added: "We started the journey of joining the other team. You people cheered me on but when I got there, I realised I was alone. "I want us to work as together. I have come back with all the people. We were with [Kapseret MP] Oscar Sudi before he ran away. I sat down and said 'there is no permanent enemy in politics'. These people looked for me and we all sat down and now we are here [sic]." Rutto was among leaders who welcomed Uhuru and Ruto after they landed in the area to campaign ahead of the election on October 17. Uhuru welcomed him to the ruling coalition and faulted Opposition leader Raila Odinga over his demands on the repeat presidential election. In Litein, the President said Raila is prepared to deny Kenyans their democratic right to choose their leaders by forcing himself to power through the back door. “The only way to stop him is if all of you will show him that you want peace, development and progress by turning out in large numbers to safeguard your supreme will on October 17." Raila, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya) joined forces ahead of the August 8 general election. Former Meru Governor Peter is their newest member. - Daily Nation.

 

 

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Kenyans trapped in eye of US hurricane


The sun sets over the mountains as hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico in Fajardo on September 5, 2017.  We asked Joey (not her real name), our hotel manager, if she was going to stay in Miami Beach ahead of Hurricane Irma and she said she was going to try her best to leave and go inland for safety. What she would not do, though, was to try and do a mad drive on the I-95 — the main Interstate Highway on the US East Coast —  with no fuel and no plan, which is what some people were doing.  Joey had plans to go to Texas next week on Wednesday but with the hurricane coming, she has decided to head out there this weekend. Her friend has managed to get her a flight to Texas scheduled for Friday evening but she fears it will be too late. Maryanne Michuki and I arrived in Miami Beach on the afternoon of Sunday,  September 3, on the eve of the US Labour Day celebrations. Our hotel is located on Collins Avenue – a 21km straight road that runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean and has a mix of restaurants, hotels and shops.


It is hip and happening and as night began to fall on the city on the Sunday night when we arrived, the entire area was in party mode. To our tired eyes – we had come from the bright sunshine and humid heat of Montego Bay in Jamaica – the bright lights of the clubs on Collins Avenue were dazzling. We got on the road and walked 5km down the avenue, absorbing the music bopping everywhere. There were bare-chested men driving around in open convertible vehicles playing loud music. There were curvaceous women strutting on the pavements wearing bikinis and perfect make up. Young men zoomed up and down pavements on skate boards. Hundreds of people were out late at night visiting the shops and restaurants on Lincoln Road mall – yes a road that is a mall. Indeed, our first experience of Miami was unforgettable.


BAD THINGS
We first got an inkling of how bad things would get from Maria, a beautiful Cuban attendant in a shop we visited, on Tuesday afternoon. There are many Cubans resident in Miami, with a lot of visitors from Argentina and Peurto Rico, and the main language seems to be Spanish. Anyway, Maria asked us where we were from and we happily told her Kenya. She looked shocked and asked us if we were aware Hurricane Irma has been upgraded from category 4 to 5. We were not aware but by the time we left that shop we knew we had to get on the Emirates flight to Dubai slated for that night. The flight was due to leave Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida on Tuesday night at 9pm. It was 4pm and we were 48km away from the airport. We never got on that flight because it was full and it was doubtful we would have made on time anyway.


MIAMI BEACH
And so we are still in Miami Beach, literally sitting in the eye of a storm. Mark, another manager at the hotel, booked his flight home to Mississippi on Tuesday evening. He will be leaving today (Friday) morning ahead of Joey. He did the booking immediately the hotel management confirmed they would close the hotel for evacuation. The hotel will be closed today (Friday) morning and all remaining guests will be transferred to other facilities inland. Hotels are now not accepting any new bookings. The beach remained calm and beautiful on Thursday, white clean beaches sparkling in bright sunshine. There was no sign of the storm to come yet. However, the hotels were not taking any chances. All the beach beds and sun umbrellas had been cleared from the beach and stowed away safely in the stores. Hotel patios had been cleared of  tables and chairs and everything moved indoors for safety.


QUIET
 On Wednesday evening Collins Avenue was deathly quiet. Panicked guests had been departing the boutique hotels in the area since morning. Our hotel was more than half empty with guests leaving as soon as they could get connecting flights out of Miami. We are scheduled to leave on Thursday night, on an Emirates flight to Dubai but that depends on our being able to get to the Fort Lauderdale airport. Traffic on the Interstate 95 highway has been gridlocked most of the as this is the main road out of Miami Beach and Florida. It is also the only road to the airport. Florida Governor Rick Scott has issued a state of emergency in order to mitigate against the hurricane’s expected disastrous impact on the state.


EVACUATION
He has ordered mandatory evacuation of several areas including Miami-Dade where we currently are. About six million people need to be evacuated, mostly via the Interstate 95 highway. Petrol stations have run out of fuel and all flights out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports are full. All media channels are providing guides to residents on what to pack for evacuation such as identification documents, warm clothing, medication and food – and where to go for hurricane shelter and how to call for help. Given the damage Hurricane Irma has done to the Virgin Islands and other small islands on the Atlantic, there is much to fear and enough reason to heed all warnings to all evacuation warnings.  We are praying that we will make it out of Florida in time for our flight and that we will be able to keep out Irma’s way. - Daily Nation

 

 

 

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Florida told 'don't try to ride out this storm'


Florida Power & Light (FPL) has said it will shut its two nuclear power plants before Irma makes landfall. The company generates power for around 1.9 million homes at the Turkey Point and St Lucie plants, both along Florida's Atlantic coast around 20ft above sea level. Spokesman Rob Gould said: "We will safely shut down these nuclear plants well in advance of hurricane-force winds, and we've finalised plans for that shutdown." He added the company will adjust plans "depending upon the path of the storm". The Energy Department said that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission expects Turkey Point to shut on Friday evening, and St Lucie to do the same 12 hours later. FPL has said it invested $3bn to protect its electricity grid since 2005 - when the last major hurricane damaged power facilities in Florida.

 

The company serves about 10 million customers across nearly half of Florida. Its nuclear plants are protected by thick concrete and reinforced stell and was further strengthened after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Conditions in the Turks and Caicos deteriorated Thursday as deadly and massive Hurricane Irma moved in on the islands -- and continued tracking toward South Florida where it could slam Miami this weekend. "It has become more likely that Irma will make landfall in southern Florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state," the National Hurricane Center said Thursday. The hurricane center forecast moved the most likely path of the eye of the storm to the west in its 5 p.m. ET advisory. "It looks like it's shifting, even though it may be just 20 miles, it puts Miami right in the worst possible position," CNN meteorologist Tom Sater said. "Because when you look at the formidable storm, the strongest winds, the strongest storm surge, the bands of heavy rain are always in that north, northeastern quadrant.

 

But Sater cautioned that some models show the storm farther west and some farther east. It is still more than 600 miles from Florida. Irma -- a Category 5 storm churning in the Atlantic with 175 mph sustained winds -- killed at least six people a day earlier as it devastated small northeastern Caribbean islands such as Barbuda and left hundreds of thousands of customers in Puerto Rico without power. "Regardless of which (Florida) coast you live on, be prepared to evacuate," Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday at a news conference, with forecasters warning the storm could reach South Florida by Sunday.

 

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for the Keys and parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties near the ocean, but Scott said others in Florida need to watch Irma's path and be ready to move. "This is not a storm you can sit and wait through," he said. He added later: "You don't have to drive hundreds of miles or leave the state to be safe. Go to shelters." Georgia, too, is ordering coastal evacuations. People in the Savannah area and everywhere along the coast east of Interstate 95 -- including Brunswick and St. Simons Island -- are ordered to leave, starting Saturday, Gov. Nathan Deal said. Irma still was battering the mountainous, northern parts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Thursday afternoon. It could dump up to 15 inches of rain there -- an amount that could trigger dangerous flooding and mudslides, the US National Hurricane Center said. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS

 

 

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Kenya Society Summer Party 2017 took place in London on Thursday 7th September, 2017 at the residence of the Kenya High Commission

residence. The Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo the host addressed the guests. Full story and photos coming up.

 

 


IEBC fallout as Chebukati memo disowned

 

Four IEBC commissioners yesterday disowned a memo from chairman Wafula Chebukati blaming chief executive Ezra Chiloba for the systemic flaws in the August 8 General Election, revealing the extent of turmoil and infighting within the agency. In the explosive memo, which was leaked to the media, Mr Chebukati directs Mr Chiloba to explain why some election result forms lacked security features, explain the purchase of satellite phones that never worked and why hundreds of polling stations did not send results of the presidential election to the national tallying centre. He also demands an explanation on how an account created in his name was used to log into the elections management system thousands of times. The latest development appeared to cast doubts on the credibility of the agency to organise repeat presidential elections scheduled for October 17. The five who disowned the memo on the grounds that the commission had not met as a plenary to discuss the issues at the core of the annulled poll are vice-chairman Consolata Nkatha Maina, Yakub Guliye, Paul Kurgat, Boya Molu and Margaret Mwachanya. It was the first public display of disunity at the top of the electoral agency, with only Roselyn Akombe taking sides with Mr Chebukati. The memo is dated Tuesday, September 5, the same day Mr Chebukati set up a seven-member team to handle the fresh presidential election scheduled for October 17. It has since emerged that senior officials at the electoral agency had refused to resign over their role in the annulled presidential poll, forcing Mr Chebukati to appoint his own team as the constitutionally mandated returning officer for the presidential election. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

Paradise destroyed: Hurricane Irma

wipes out TWO Caribbean islands

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Hurricane Irma causes 'severe damage' to UK Caribbean islands



The British Virgin Islands and the British overseas territory of Anguilla have suffered "severe" damage from Hurricane Irma. Updating the Commons, Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan said Anguilla had taken the full force of the storm, causing "critical" damage in places. At least one person has died on Anguilla, the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency said, adding that 90 percent of the island's roads were impassible. Sir Alan said there were "unconfirmed reports of a number of fatalities". A Royal Navy ship carrying marines and army engineers has been dispatched. "We really have complete overall concern particularly for our overseas territories which are affected and to that end we have £12m immediately available through our rapid response mechanism for disaster relief and recovery," Sir Alan told MPs. The damage is "not as severe as first thought" on another British territory, Monsterrat. A further UK territory, the Turks and Caicos Islands, is expected to be hit by the storm later on Thursday. Travel association ABTA said thousands of British tourists are believed to be holidaying in the Caribbean. Sir Richard Branson is counting the cost of widespread damage at his private retreat in the British Virgin Islands. "Glad to say that all humans on Necker are ok although a lot of buildings destroyed," his son Sam Branson said on social media. The Dutch Royal Navy said "enormous damage" had been caused by Hurricane Irma on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of St Martin. Many houses are missing roofs and hotels are under water, it added. France's interior minister, Gerard Collomb, said eight people had died on the French side of the island, adding that the figure was likely to rise in the coming hours.
 

 

 

 

 

September salary shock for workers as KRA cracks the whip

 

Thousands of public and private sector employees could miss out on their September salaries after their Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) were de-activated by the taxman. The de-listed individuals mainly comprise those who have pending Value Added Tax (VAT) obligations that could have arisen either from payments for private consultancies outside their workplace or directorships in personal companies that are not tax compliant. The Kenya Revenue Authority on Wednesday received thousands of queries from those whose PINs had been de-activated, a day after revealing that more than 95,000 VAT non-compliant taxpayers would have their accounts de-listed.  The controversial plan by the tax authority, whose legal basis has been questioned, is intended to crack down on evaders.


Several employers Wednesday notified those affected to regularise their PIN accounts with KRA, failure to which they would not receive their monthly pay. The monthly Pay As You Earn (PAYE) deductions can only be credited to active KRA accounts held on the iTax platform, making it impossible to disburse salaries of employees whose PINs are inactive. “Please note that your KRA pin has been suspended and I therefore cannot file August 2017 pay as you earn (PAYE) tax in iTax,” said one such notice to an employee seen by the Business Daily. The KRA move has elicited heated debate from tax experts and lawyers questioning its legal basis. “If you deregister a person unfairly, you are likely to face legal consequences,” warned Deloitte East Africa Tax Leader Nikhil Hira. KRA receives an average of 200,000 PIN opening requests every month. The taxman’s data shows that there are 10.6 million registered taxpayers, but only 5.8 million are on the online iTax platform.
 


Mr Hira spoke as several of those affected claimed they have no tax liabilities, raising questions on whether there were errors in the de-activations. Mr Hira, citing several sections of the Tax Procedures Act on registration and deregistration of PINs, said it was unclear whether KRA had followed due process in effecting the drastic move. Those affected by the suspension of their PINs are also effectively cut off from making critical transactions that require proof of active registration as a taxpayer, with serious consequences to their businesses. The transactions that require proof of an active PIN certificate include registration of land titles, approval of development plans, registration, transfer and licensing of motor vehicles, and registration of business names and companies. Others are underwriting of insurance policies, customs clearing and forwarding, payment of deposits for power connections, supplying goods and services to the State, as well as opening accounts with financial institutions. KRA had earlier said the category of those affected would include taxpayers who are yet to migrate their PIN information to the iTax — KRA’s online tax payment portal and iTax- and compliant taxpayers who have not filed returns, or are submitting nil returns despite evidence of having steady incomes. Section 14 of the Tax Procedures Act says in part a person issued with a PIN shall notify the commissioner in writing when that person no longer requires a PIN.
 


It adds the commissioner shall, by notice in writing, cancel the PIN of a person when satisfied that the person has been deregistered. KRA can also deactivate a PIN that has been issued to the person under an identity that is not the person’s true identity or the person had been previously issued with a PIN that is still in force. The commissioner may also at any time and in writing, cancel a PIN issued to a person and issue the person with a new PIN. Lawyers had in the wake of an earlier notice by KRA argued that holding a tax PIN is the right of every citizen that cannot be taken away without following due process. “KRA does not issue PINs to citizens as a favour but as provided for in law, in the same way the Department of Registration of Persons issues Identity Cards or Passports,” Nairobi lawyer Nashon Aluoka had said. “It is an instrument that every adult needs to transact the business of life and meet their obligations as citizens and can only be taken away as provided for in law or through a court order,” he argued. The KRA, Mr Aluoka said, has not made clear which law it will be relying on to take such punitive action that is likely to disrupt the lives of millions of Kenyans who may not even be owing any taxes. Earlier on Tuesday, KRA said it had deactivated more than 95,000 accounts of Value Added Tax (VAT) defaulters.- businessdailyafrica.com

 

 

Ryanair's non-priority passengers will only be able to take one piece

of hand luggage into the cabin instead of two from 1 November.

 

 

 

 

 


Deadly Irma tears through Caribbean islands


Hurricane Irma has caused considerable damage on French island territories in the Caribbean, and casualties are expected, France's president says. The impact of Irma on St Martin and St Barts would be "hard and cruel", Emmanuel Macron added. His overseas affairs minister later confirmed at least two people dead and another two seriously injured. The storm damaged more than 90% of buildings on Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda's prime minister said. The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, is now passing over the northern Virgin Islands. The most powerful storm in a decade, with wind speeds of 295km/h (185mph), is also forecast by the US National Hurricane Center to pass near or just north of Puerto Rico, then near or just north of the coast of the Dominican Republic on Thursday.


Key Points:

* Category 5 storm hits Caribbean islands with winds of 185mph
* Two dead, two seriously injured in French Caribbean territories
* Florida Governor warns residents in low-lying areas of the state to evacuate
* Hurricane now heading towards Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
* Barbados evacuating six southern islands ahead of storm's arrival
* Predicted to make landfall in Florida on Saturday

 

 

 

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Uganda taxman begins to auction Nakumatt goods


Uganda’s taxman has commenced the auction of Nakumatt goods as it moves to recover millions of shillings owed by the struggling regional retail chain.  The Uganda Revenue Authority on Tuesday started the public auctions by selling perishable goods owned by Nakumatt. The clearance sales at two of Nakumatt’s Kampala outlets, Bugolobi and Kamwokya, commenced even as the taxman said that talks are still ongoing with the retailer over possible recovery of Sh7.3 million ($71,000) dues. The URA last month took over Nakumatt’s operations in Uganda to give itself first priority on all income, as several creditors in Kampala and Kenya bay for the retailer’s blood. The move saw it take over three Nakumatt branches and the retailer’s warehouse, which also doubles up as its Uganda headquarters. “The clearance sale has started with Bugolobi branch today. After, we move to Kamwokya as we continue talks with the client,” the Ugandan taxman said on its official Twitter page.

 

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Gin for breakfast? Alcoholic yoghurt raises eyebrows


Forget a dash of tonic with lemon and lime - gin has been spiriting its way into our mealtimes, with supermarkets now selling gin-flavoured foods, from yoghurt to fish. So does gin belong in the pantry as well as the pub? Tubs of gin-flavoured yoghurt - containing 0.25% alcohol - went on sale in Sainsbury's this summer, which says more gin foods are on their way. Meanwhile, gin-infused salmon, gin-flavoured popcorn and sweets, gin and tonic ice cream and gin sauces are stocking supermarket shelves across the UK. Gin's resurgence in liquid form has been dubbed a "Ginaissance", with sales of the spirit surpassing £1bn last year and micro-distilleries opening across the UK.


Mother's ruin
"Sure, there's an element of gimmickry, but why not?" says cocktail expert and writer Ben Reed, who has 20 years' bartending experience. It is an "obvious step" for chefs to use gin, he says, adding it can enhance flavours in foods. "By choosing gins with the appropriate botanical additions you can add complex combinations," he says. Gin's trendy reputation is now a far cry from the spirit's age-old nickname as "Mother's ruin" - a favourite vice drink of the poor, and thought to bring on a miscarriage if consumed while in a hot bath. Supermarkets are confident people will tuck into gin-flavoured food as gin's rise continues.

 

Man to serve six years in Jail for colluding with MPesa attendant to defraud client Sh30, 400

 


Russia operation spent $100k on divisive

Facebook adverts during US election

Facebook says an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on divisive adverts during the run up to the US elections. The social media network said that many of the adverts promoted 470 fake accounts and pages, spreading social and political messages. Topics included immigration, race and gay rights, although they did not express support for a particular candidate. The news was announced in a blog post by Facebook's chief security officer Alex Stamos, who said: "There have been a lot of questions since the 2016 US election about Russian interference in the electoral process. "One question that has emerged is whether there's a connection between the Russian efforts and ads purchased on Facebook. "These are serious claims and we've been reviewing a range of activity on our platform to help understand what happened."

 

Irma - The largest ever recorded Hurricane in the Atlantic


 Mass evacuations are underway today after Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean with 185mph winds as aid agencies braced for a 'major humanitarian response'.  America's National Hurricane Center said Irma had strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm as it made its first landfall in islands of northeast Caribbean on a path that could take it to the United States - causing thousands to start panic buying and preparing to evacuate. US experts said Irma (top right) had strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm as it slammed into northeast Caribbean this morning on a path that could take it to America. This morning, the eye of the 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane - estimated to be the size of France - lashed Barbuda just hours after officials warned people to seek protection from Irma's 'onslaught' in a statement that closed with: 'May God protect us all.' Officials said the French islands Saint-Barthelemy and Saint-Martin have also been 'battered extremely violently' with even sturdy government buildings destroyed. U.S. President Donald Trump declared emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and authorities in the Bahamas said they would evacuate the residents of six islands at the southern end of the island chain. The Red Cross this morning said it is preparing for 'a major humanitarian response'. Vidoe has emerged showing the aftermath of the hurricane after it hit Saint Martin this morning. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL PHOTOS

 

 

'May God save us all': Red Cross faces 'major humanitarian' disaster after 185mph Hurricane Irma wrecks Caribbean islands and rages towards America's east coast

 

Britons evacuated as Hurricane Irma hits


Britons in the Caribbean and Florida have been urged to follow evacuation orders as the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade heads towards them. The Foreign Office warned that Hurricane Irma would bring hazardous conditions to Puerto Rico and parts of the Caribbean from Wednesday and to Florida on Friday. Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency as it prepares to be hit. British Airways sent an aircraft to collect 326 customers on Tuesday. Thousands of travellers had their holiday plans thrown into chaos as airlines were forced to ground or divert flights. The Royal Navy ship RFA Mounts Bay is on standby to help - it is currently in the Caribbean on counter drugs smuggling operations. BA said that with Antigua and St Kitts airports closed on Wednesday, no further relief flights had been planned. "We are making sure our customers are well looked after in their hotels and are constantly monitoring the situation and liaising with the airport authorities in the region," a spokesman said. Virgin Atlantic warned that any customers booked on flights to or from Antigua, Havana and Miami between Wednesday and Monday may need to rebook. The airline said it had cancelled a flight to Antigua on Thursday. San Juan airport, the busiest in Puerto Rico, has cancelled about 40% of its flights in response to the hurricane. The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, has sustained wind speeds reaching 300km/h (185mph). Six islands in the Bahamas are being evacuated on Wednesday.

 

 

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Suddenly, Bitcoin Breaks into UK Housing Market as Down Payment


It is a first for the UK that Bitcoin can now be used as a down payment in the property market. Co-living pioneer The Collective have announced that they will be accepting the digital currency as a deposit from prospective tenants. They are also eyeing out rental payments in Bitcoin, but that will only be implemented later in the year. It is the first time a UK property developer has opened its doors on the famous digital currency, stating that the demand actually came mostly from international customers.

The Old Oak
The Collective's online booking form for its Old Oak living scheme, an ambitious co-living development with 550 rooms, will be accepting Bitcoin as a deposit on the flats. The standard deposit is £500, which equates to about 0.148 at time of publishing. Additionally, with the volatile nature of Bitcoin seemingly holding back its ability to be utilized as a currency, The Collective has pledged “spot conversion,” which means it will bear any financial risk while holding the deposit, returning it at the original value when the tenancy finishes.

Expect it to be used for life’s essentials
The Collective’s chief executive and founder, Reza Merchant said of this bold move for the UK property market: “The rise and adoption of cryptocurrency globally, particularly Bitcoin, is a fascinating development in how people store value and transact for goods and services worldwide. With many savers and investors now choosing and becoming more comfortable with cryptocurrency, people will expect to be able to use it to pay for life’s essentials, including housing deposits and rent.” Indeed these are bold steps in the infant steps of Bitcoin’s walk to be an acceptable and usable currency, and for The Collective, there are barriers, but they are looking to be involved in breaking them down. The Collective’s head of technology, Jon Taylor, said: “One of the biggest barriers to the popularity of Bitcoin is making it more consumer-friendly, and we believe this will become established as an easy and convenient way to pay deposits.”

Private property tool
There have been many instances where private property owners have attached their whole price tag for their property in Bitcoin in the hopes of attracting buyers, as well as accumulating the valuable digital currency. A well regarded Miami trader recently placed his house for sale in Bitcoin after first trying to entice the seller to buy it in the same digital currency back in 2014.
 

 

Currently we have 1,101 CryptoCurrencies (Digital Currency) in the World

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Over 40,000 vacant nurses jobs in UK

 

 

H.E. LAZARUS O. AMAYO, THE HIGH COMMISSIONER OF KENYA TO THE

UNITED KINGDOM RECEIVES THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF LONDON

Some of the High Commissioners and Ambassadors who escorted Kenya High Commissioner to the United Kingdom HE Lazarus Amayo to the ceremony. From left is the High Commissioner of Malawi, Sudanese Ambassador, Ambassador of Liberia (in yellow), Kenya High Commissioner and his wife Nelly, Ambassador of Rwanda, Ambassador of Senegal, Ambassador of Zambia and Ambassador of Cote d’Ivoire far right


The High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Kingdom H.E. Lazarus O. Amayo last Wednesday 30th August, 2017 received the Freedom of City of London at the Chamberlain’s Court Room, Guildhall, London in an admission ceremony that was presided over by Mr Paul Double, the Remembrancer at the City of London Corporation; Mr. Murray Craig, the Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court at City Corporation of London and Ms. Laura Miller, Deputy Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court City of London.

From left is former Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe, Sam Ochieng, Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court, former Kenya Ambassador to the UK HE

Joseph Muchemi, Prof. Lawi Odero-Ogwel, Kenya High Commissioner and Mr. Patrick Orr the chairman of the Kenya Society among others

 

The Freedom of the City is an honor conferred by London City Corporation upon a valued member of the community, a visiting celebrity or dignitary. The City from time to time invites individuals who have made a significant impact in their field to take up the Freedom to acknowledge their particular contribution. The Freedom of the City of London can be traced back to 1237 where recipients were able to undertake trade in the city. However, many of the traditional privileges associated with the Freedom, such as driving sheep over London Bridge, no longer exist. Currently, it offers the receiver a link with the historic City of London and one of its ancient traditions.

From left is former Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe, Mr Paul Double, the Remembrancer at the City of London Corporation, Mr. Seed, Mr. Fredrick Kidali of High Commission, Ambassador of Zambia. From far right is Sam Ochieng with Mr Paul Double, the Remembrancer at the City of London Corporation, Former Kenya High Commissioner HE Joseph Muchemi charting with Mayor Kangethe and JJ Shiundu of IMO.


During the admission ceremony, the High Commissioner read the Declaration of a Freeman aloud and was subsequently greeted by the Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court. Thereafter, he was handed his framed parchment certificate. The Clerk and the Remembrancer congratulated the High Commissioner for the honor and reiterated that it was a representation of his great contribution to the society. They noted that the High Commissioner was joining other great men and women who have been previously honored with the Freedom of the City.

 

Kenya High Commissioner was escorted to the ceremony by Mr. Murray Craig, the Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court (left) and middle photo is Mr. Mohamed of Kenya High Commission, Col. Joseph Mokwena and Mr. JJ Shiundu. Far right is Mr. Fredrick Kidali of Kenya High Commission who want to escort the sheep across London Bridge

 

While receiving the award, Ambassador Amayo expressed his appreciation to the Lord Mayor and the City of London fraternity for the great honor and invitation to the admission ceremony. In his brief remarks, the High Commissioner said that he was very pleased and humbled to be placed on the roll of the City Freemen and Women who have made significant contribution to the society. He noted with joy that the award was given at a time when Kenya and UK are enjoying warm and mutually beneficial relations based on a shared history and common values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

 

He acknowledged and commended the City of London Corporation in its cardinal role of supporting and promoting London as the world leader in international finance and business and subsequently called for enhanced trade and economic cooperation between Kenya and the UK for the benefit of the citizens of the two countries. He also thanked Prof Mark Watson-Gandy and Mr. Alastair Watson-Gandy, Upper Warden of the Worshipful Company of Patternmakers for nominating him for the prestigious award.

 

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After the ceremony the Kenya High Commissioner presented a gift of Kenya tea to the officials of the ceremony


Amb.Amayo was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Nelly Amayo and a number of Heads of Mission including H.E. Mr. Kena Mponda, High Commissioner of Malawi and his spouse Mrs. Mary Mphonda; H.E. Dr. Mohamed Sherif, Ambassador of Liberia; H.E. Mari-Cruz Andeme, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea; H.E. Mr. Muyeba Chikonde, High Commissioner of Zambia; H.E. Yamina Karitanyi, Rwanda High Commissioner; H.E. Prof Cheikh Ahmadou, Ambassador of Senegal; H.E. Mr. Georges Aboua, Ambassador of Cote d’Ivoire; H.E Sabit A. Alley, Ambassador of South Sudan; Mr. Richard King, Deputy Head, East Africa Team at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as well as former High Commissioner of Kenya to the UK Amb. Joseph Muchemi and his spouse Mrs. Cecilia Muchemi.

 

Mr Paul Double, the Remembrancer at the City of London Corporation (left) after receiving a gift from Kenya High

Commissioner and Mr. Murray Craig, the Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court at City Corporation of London receiving a gift.


The ceremony, which saw Mr. Amayo join the list of other High Commissioners and Ambassadors who have previously received the award, was also graced by Mr. Patrick Orr, Chairman of the Kenya Society; Mr. John Small, Secretary General of Eastern Africa Association and his spouse and members of the Kenyan Diaspora including Cllr. Elizabeth Kang’ethe, Ms. Agnes Gitau, Mr. Ray Bangra, Mr. Peter Karanja (Mr. Seed), Mr. Sam Ochieng, Prof.Odero-Ogwel, Mr. Juvenal Shiundu, Mr. SaleemMehar, Mr. Raju Dhanani Shah, Mr. Rao Babu, Mr. Julius Mbaluto and Mr. Girish Raval.


The Kenya High Commission staff present included Col. Joseph Mokwena, Mrs. Dorothy Kamwilu, Mr. George Kabuti, Mr. Aden Mohamed and Mr. Fredrick Kidali.
- Source: Kenya High Commission, London


An 82-page Home Office document proposes a "British jobs for British workers" strategy once the UK leaves the EU in 2019.

 

The NHS is embroiled in its worst-ever nursing crisis with

40,000 posts unfilled, according to the Daily Mirror

 

 

 

KRA fires warning shot at iTax non-compliant company board directors


Directors of companies, which fail to file returns and pay taxes will have their personal identification numbers (PINs) suspended until the firms they lead comply with the law, in a in a fresh move meant to plug revenue leakages. The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) says board members will now bear the brunt in the event their companies have dormant PIN numbers that are not linked to the taxman’s online platform, iTax. This means directors – who are mostly businesspersons and professionals – will be blocked from accessing critical public services when firms whose boards they sit on are in the crosshairs of the taxman. “Corporate entities in active business but with PINs not migrated to iTax and are nil or non-filers, will have their PINs deactivated together with those for the directors,” KRA said in an interview with the Smart Company. The taxman also fired a warning shot to employers saying it is now illegal to pay any workers whose PINs are inactive or not migrated to the iTax database. KRA further said it will reject a company’s entire workers’ income tax filings if one of the employees has a dormant tax account. - Daily Nation

 

 

 

Parents throng Chiromo as pathologists identify Moi Girls arson victims


A parent embraces her daughter at Moi girls secondary school following a dawn fire at the school's dormitory that left seven dead and scores injured on September 1, 2017.  A somber mood engulfed Chiromo Mortuary for the better part of Tuesday as parents of the nine Moi Girls students streamed in for DNA tests. Parents arrived from as early as 8am and waited for two hours for a briefing on the process by National Disaster Management Unit deputy director Pius Masai, Government pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor and an analyst from government chemist Dr. Joseph Kimani. Families members then recorded statements before giving DNA samples. Oduor said it is very difficult for parents to claim the bodies of their loved ones owing to their state. As part of healing process they were allowed to view the charred bodies as some had made a request. At one point, two family members claimed a body to be that of their daughter. The government chemist will be providing advise on which samples are best for accurate results and analysis. - The Star


 

 

Jubilee Party courts leaders from NASA strongholds in new strategy


Jubilee Party is reaching out to Opposition zones as it seeks to woo the more than 19.6 million registered voters ahead of the repeat presidential elections next month. President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted (Tuesday) leaders from Western region at State House Nairobi, where the politicians, including those who were aligned to the National Super Alliance (NASA) and lost in the last polls, pledged to campaign for Jubilee Party. Former Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga, who unsuccessfully defended his seat on a Progressive Party of Kenya (PPK) ticket, a NASA affiliate, led the delegation in pledging support for the President in the October 17 repeat election.


Other notable politicians present at the meeting included presidential loser Cyrus Jirongo and former Kanduyi MP Alfred Khang'ati, who contested for the Bungoma governorship on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket but lost. Speaking at the meeting, the President slammed his main challenger, Raila Odinga, describing him as a man who thrived on agitating for ethnic division and pointing out that voters had shown their displeasure with his brand of politics by rejecting him at every election. "Raila thrives on tribal division. The only thing he has done is to agitate against different communities. We have campaigned all these years, but we never incited communities," said Uhuru, who welcomed the endorsement from the Luhya leaders. Uhuru said his differences with the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice David Maraga over the ruling invalidating his election victory should not be exploited to sow ethnic divisions. The President pointed out that the Opposition leader had yesterday taken his campaigns to Kisii and Nyamira counties in an attempt to exploit Jubilee's criticism of the court ruling.

 

"We have no problem with the people of Kisii and Nyamira. We disagree with the ruling of the court, not the community," said the President. The State House goodwill delegation was led by Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and included Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and Chief Whip Benjamin Washiali. Former Budalang'i MP Ababu Namwamba was also present. The Head of State said Jubilee had elected representatives in every part of the country. Yesterday, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja confirmed to The Standard that Jubilee had been in talks with most leaders who lost in the polls, not only from the Luhya community but from the rest of the country. "It is a strategy we have had for a long time. There is more to come and Kenyans will be surprised as renowned politicians from NASA zones throw their weight behind President Kenyatta. As a party, we believe in a unified approach to politics compared to our rivals," he said. And as the meeting in Nairobi was ongoing, former Funyula MP Paul Otuoma, who was expected to attend the State House meeting, told journalists at his home in Busia County that he would not campaign for Raila in the coming elections.


Dr Otuoma, a former ODM national vice chairman and close Raila ally in the last elections, chose to contest for the Busia governorship as an independent candidate after the disputed party primaries in April, which saw Governor Sospeter Ojaamong re-elected. Yesterday, Mt Elgon MP Fred Kapondi disclosed that Jubilee has already started reaching out to a number of independent candidates from areas perceived to be NASA strongholds, as it prepares for a bruising battle on October 17. "We already have Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga, an independent from Bungoma County, on our side. He was present at the State House meeting. We are in talks with other independent MPs as we do not want to leave anything to chance," he told The Standard by phone. Uhuru welcomed the support from the Western leaders, saying it signified Jubilee's popularity across the country. - The Standard

 

Memo to Kenyans in Diaspora: KRA Gives Non-Compliant

Taxpayers 30 Days to File Returns

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced a 30-day grace period for taxpayers to update their tax status, failure to which they will face penalties. KRA had earlier threatened it would deactivate personal identification numbers (PINs) of non-compliant taxpayers beginning Thursday last week, a move that could have blocked millions of Kenyans from accessing critical governmental services. In May, the taxman said those who failed to file their annual returns for 2016 by the June 30 deadline, would face a fine of five per cent of the tax due or a maximum of Sh20,000. On Friday, however, KRA, which has remained under huge pressure from the Treasury to collect more taxes notified those who had failed to file their returns to do so by end of September. “This is to inform you that, your return for obligation Income Tax - Resident Individual and period from: 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016 is not received by Kenya Revenue Authority by the due date 30/06/2017,” said KRA in a notice. “Kindly submit your return within next 30 days ending on 01/10/2017. Failure to submit return will attract penalty/interest.”

 

The notice comes barely a week after the KRA declared it would effect the controversial plan to delist tax defaulters as earlier announced. In a notice dated Tuesday last week, the taxman maintained it would de-register all taxpayers who had not filed their returns and those who had not migrated their profiles to the online platform starting September 1, in a bid to smoke out tax cheats. “KRA has noted that there are taxpayers who have not migrated their PINs into iTax while others, who are already on iTax, are either not filing or are filing nil or no returns,” the agency said last Tuesday in a public notice. “KRA, therefore, notifies the general public that those who have not updated their PINs in iTax should do so by 31 August 2017 and commence filing immediately.” However, legal experts had vowed it would resist plans to deactivate non-compliant taxpayers’ PINs, terming it illegal. “KRA does not issue PINs to citizens as a favour but as provided for in law, in the same way the Department of Registration of Persons issues Identity Cards or Passports,” Nairobi lawyer Nashon Aluoka said. “It is an instrument that every adult needs to transact the business of life and meet their obligations as citizens and can only be taken away as provided for in law or through a court order,” he argued. All Kenyan citizens, including those in the Diaspora are required by law to file a tax return every year. Those with no income in Kenya are not exempt from filing, and should instead file a "Nil Return" which indicates they have not earned any income in Kenya for that particular year.

 

 

 

Raila Odinga rejects date for repeat presidential poll


National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has rejected the October 17 date set by the electoral commission for the repeat presidential poll. Mr Odinga on Tuesday said he would not accept the date because the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) failed to consult him and other stakeholder as stipulated in law. The date, he claimed, was set by the Jubilee Party and not IEBC. Speaking at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Mr Odinga, who ran for State House for the fourth time on August 8, also demanded legal and constitutional guarantees from IEBC that the repeat poll will be free and fair before the commission carries on with its preparations. Accompanied by his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka and co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang'ula, Mr Odinga said IEBC had not complied with the court order of conducting "a free, fair and verifiable election". He reiterated his call for staff and system changes at the at the commission, saying there would be no repeat election if the changes are not done. He particularly demanded audit of technology used to transmit election results.


THE LAW
"It is therefore inappropriate and foolhardy for IEBC to embark on the planning of a fresh elections without full compliance with the Supreme Court orders and in the redeployment of technology in the fresh presidential election,” he said. “We therefore demand audit of technology in full compliance with the law.” Mr Odinga also wants a review of the register of voters and polling stations, saying there were discrepancies in the voters roll during the August 8 poll. "It is important to have full clarity in relation to the voters register and the polling stations," he said. The opposition also wants IEBC to give access and to publish all reports of the transaction logs of persons who used the Kenya Integrated Electoral Management System and those identified through complementary methods.


TOP COURT
"There will be no elections on the 17th unless these our demands are met," Mr Odinga said. The Nasa leaders spoke as they prepared to leave for Kisii and Nyamira to chase votes. Their demands come days after the Supreme Court indicted IEBC, quashed the August 8 presidential poll and ordered a fresh one within 60 days. The top court in the land found that IEBC did not conduct the election in accordance with the Constitution and Elections Act. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

Python found lurking in bathroom toilet in Southend, UK

 

A five-year-old boy was shocked to discover a python inside his toilet when he lifted up the lid. He was "frantic" when he found it in the bathroom at home in Southend, Essex, his mother Laura Cowell said. Specialists from pet shop Scales and Fangs came to the rescue, removing the harmless 3ft (91cm) baby royal python. "It smelt of bleach and a bit toilet-y," Ethan Pinion from the store said. The snake "most likely came up the u-bend" and is expected to recover fully. Mrs Cowell said the toilet had been "blocked for several days and the water wasn't draining well", but at the time, she did not know why. Her son discovered the unwelcome visitor when he went to use the toilet on Wednesday. "He was frantic, and shaking, and I could tell something was wrong, but that was not what I expected," she said. "I had to use a broom handle to lift the lid, then out popped its head and its tongue came out as well." After phoning several potential rescuers, Rob Yeldham, who owns the Leigh-on-Sea store, came to help. "I've done many snake rescues in my 10 years, but I've never had one in a toilet before. It's definitely a first for us," he said. Mr Yeldham said some neighbours of Mrs Cowell had recently moved and old vivariums were left outside with the rubbish. "I think the snake probably escaped and went down their toilet, and ended up in this one, as all the sewers are connected," he said. It was unlikely it had been there long as it was healthy and not underweight, although it is suffering from scale rot, "probably from the bleach". The snake is being treated at the store and once "in perfect health" will be "rehomed with someone reputable so he won't end up in a toilet again". Mrs Cowell said she was "petrified" and put weights on the toilet lid for several days after the experience.


Royal pythons:

* Originate from West Africa, from countries including the republics of Ghana, Togo and Benin
* Grow to up to 150cm (4ft 9ins) and can live more than 20 years in captivity
* Typically "docile" in nature, and curl into a ball when threatened
* Require a diet of defrosted mice and rats


Source: RSPCA

 

Rwanda police arrest Opposition leader, mother, sister over tax evasion

 

WORD OF TODAY

Ephesians 4:32

 

Forgive – and set yourself free

We read in Ephesians 4:32: "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Years after her harrowing experience in a Nazi concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom was speaking in a church when she found herself standing face-to-face with a man who had been one of the cruellest guards she had ever met in the camps. This man had humiliated and degraded both her and her sister, jeering at them and visually ‘raping’ them as they stood in the delousing shower. Now he stood before her with an outstretched hand, asking, ‘Will you forgive me?’ Corrie said, ‘I stood there with coldness clutching at my heart, but I knew that the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. I prayed, “Jesus, help me!” Woodenly, mechanically, I thrust my hand into the one stretched out to me, and when I did I experienced an incredible thing. The current started in my shoulder, raced down into my arm, and sprang into our clutched hands. Then this warm reconciliation seemed to flood my whole being, bringing tears to my eyes. “I forgive you, brother,” I cried with my whole heart. For a long moment we grasped each other’s hands, the former guard and the former prisoner. I have never known the love of God as intensely as I did in that moment.’ The Bible says, ‘Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you’ (Ephesians 4:32 KJV). Who are you struggling to forgive today? Rise above your feelings and do it! When you do, you will set yourself free and be able to walk in the peace and joy of the Lord.

 

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PCEA ST. MATHEWS, LONDON TOURING SEASIDE

Members of PCEA St. Matthews, London on Tuesday 22nd August 2017 had a great day outing at Adventure Island, Southend, Essex. They enjoyed the rides, sea and sand. This church event was welcomed by many members where the commented that "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity" (Psalms 133.1).

 

 

 

 

Fresh presidential poll be held on October 17, says Chebukati


IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati addresses journalists at Anniversary Towers, Nairobi, on

September 1, 2017. The repeat presidential poll will take place on October 17. 


The repeat presidential election will be held on October 17, the electoral agency's chairman has said. In a statement, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati said there will be no fresh nominations. Mr Chebukati said only Nasa leader Raila Odinga, Jubilee's Uhuru Kenyatta and their running mates will participate. Mr Odinga's running mate is Kalonzo Musyoka while Mr Kenyatta is deputised by Mr William Ruto. "The commission is revising the operational and procedural requirements for the conduct of the fresh election and will share details with stakeholders sooner than later," he said. Following IEBC’s announcement, Dr Ekuru Aukot of Thirdway Alliance, who was a presidential candidate in the August 8 election, termed the decision to lock out other candidates as “invalid illegal, null and void”. “We are headed to Court,” Dr Aukot said on Twitter. The Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice David Maraga on September 1 declared the poll conducted on August 8 invalid. "A decision is hereby issued that the elections held on August 8, were not conducted in accordance with the Constitution and the applicable law. The results are therefore invalid, null and void," Chief Justice Maraga had said, ordering a repeat within 60 days. The IEBC now wants the Court to provide the full judgement in order to know where they can make improvements. - Daily Nation

 

 

 

A CONTROVERSIAL PHOTO IN GHANA

A Ghanian woman giving away his son to a Canadian man

A Ghanaian mother proudly giving her son in marriage to a Canadian man. The kind of things money

could be doing! What at all will make a Ghanaian woman defy her morals and go down this extent?

 

 

 

Scorpion halts easyJet flight from Paris to Glasgow

Easyjet has postponed a flight from Paris to Glasgow after a scorpion was spotted on board. Sightings of a scorpion on flight EZY6883 led the plane to be grounded overnight so it could be fumigated. A passenger reported the arachnid to a member of the crew as they were preparing to take off from Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday.

 

 

 

Detailed reason why Justice Njoki Ndung'u

disagreed with the Supreme Court Verdict


[1] The Court has rendered its Judgement by a majority. I am however, of a different opinion. At the heart of democracy are, the people, whose will constitute the strand of governance that we have chosen as a country. On 8th August, 2017, millions of Kenyans from all walks of life yielded to the call of democracy and queued for many hours to fulfil their duty to our Republic by delegating their sovereign power to their democratically elected representatives. This was an exercise that was hailed by many regional and international observers as largely, free, fair, credible and peaceful. That duty stands sacred and is only to be upset if there is any compelling reason to do so. That reason must affect the outcome of the election.


[2] The election was managed by the 1st Respondent chaired by the 2nd Respondent who were assisted by hundreds of others to execute the mandate of the Commission under Article 88 of the Constitution. At the end of the process, the 2nd Respondent, in accordance with Article 138 (10) of the Constitution, declared the result of the election. Having received more than half of all the votes cast in the election and at least twenty-five percent of the votes cast in each of more than half of the Counties, the 3rdRespondent was declared President-elect.


[3] The case revolved around three fundamental questions:(i) whether the election was conducted in accordance with the Constitution and the law? (ii) whether there were irregularities and illegalities committed during the conduct of the election and (iii) if there were irregularities and illegalities, what was the integrity of the election? In answer to these three issues, my opinion is that the election was indeed conducted in accordance with the Constitution and the law. In fact, the 1st and 2ndRespondents to my satisfaction demonstrated that they had adhered to the directions given by the Court of Appeal in the case of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission vs. Maina Kiai & 5 Others, Civil Appeal No. 105 of 2017 (the Maina Kiai case). The Court of Appeal in this case cautioned, and I agree, that the results declared at the polling station are final. In fact, the polling station is at the heart of any election. It is what happens there that is to be assessed and that is why its outcome is final.
[4] In any election, the ordinary Kenyan voter will ask themselves the following questions?


(1) Was there a problem with registration of voters?(2) Were voters properly identified at the polling station?(3) Were voters allowed to cast their ballots peacefully and within good time?(4) Were the votes cast-counted, declared and verified at the polling station to the satisfaction of all parties?
If the answer to all these questions is in the affirmative, then the election has been conducted properly.


[5] The Petitioners in my view did not present material evidence, to the standard required, to upset the results returned to the National Tallying Centre by the presiding officers in Forms 34A. Those results, counted and agreed upon by Agents at the polling station were not challenged. What was fiercely contested was the mode through which those results were transmitted from the polling station to the National Tallying Centre. The 1st and 2ndRespondents urged that transmission was conducted in line with the directions by the Court of Appeal in the Maina Kiai case. This process yielded the results that were streamed onto the portal and which, were not sufficiently impugned during the trial. The decision of the voter at the primary locale of the election, that is the polling station was unchallenged. How then can a process used to transmit those results for tallying upset the will of the electorate? It was not proved that the voter's will during the conduct of elections, was so affected by any irregularities cited so as to place this Court or the country in doubt as to what the result of the election was. Challenges which are to be expected during the conduct of any election. However, those challenges which occurred, (and in my opinion, none of which occurred deliberately or in bad faith, and which fell particularly outside the remit of the voter and his/her will) – ought not to supplant the voter's exercise of their right of suffrage.


[6] In summary, I respectfully disagree with the decision of the majority, and in accordance with Section 26(2) of the Supreme Court Act, 2011, and will issue my full dissenting Judgment within 21 days.


DATED and DELIVERED at NAIROBI this 1st day of September, 2017.


.................................................................N. S. NDUNGUJUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT.


I certify that this is a true copyof the original
REGISTRARSUPREME COURT OF KENYA

 

 

 

US President Donald Trump has decided to end a popular programme that shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation, while deferring enforcement for six months, Politico reported Sunday.

 

Peter Munya joins Nasa after election loss

 

 

 

 

HERI HOMES KIKUYU ROAD III GROUND BREAKING

After their 2 months visits in the UK Heri Homes went back to Kenya with full force. They went ahead with the Kikuyu road phase 3 groundbreaking on Saturday the 2nd of September 3017 which was marked by prayers and dedicating of the project. The prayers and dedication of the project to God was led by their resident pastor Joyce. Initially the 2 bedrrom houses were going for KShs. 3.8 million now they are KShs. 4.5 million. They are anticipated to be complete in the next 18 months and will have doubled in price. Three bedroom were going for KShs. 4.9 million now are going for KShs. 5.5 million. Kikuyu Road project two is almost complete and Kikuyu road project three which is next to it.. The reception for Kikuyu Road project 3 was held at the basement of Kikuyu two project. Kikuyu Road project 2 is all sold out and a few units are a few remaining house in Kikuyu road project 3 even before the ground breaking last Saturday. Many of the invited guests on Saturday joined Heri Homes Sacco with an intention of joining the housing ladder. Source say that Heri Homes Sacco are soon introducing Heri Homes Housing Trust which will enable members to secure x5 loan of your savings extending the repayment to 5 years unlike the current of x3 loan with 3 years repayment period. More about this coming up soon. For more information please contact Mary Njonjo on 07404679182 or +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke or Mr. David Ngatia currently touring midlands on 0744884121.

Heri Homes team and friends joining hands for prayers during their Kikuyu Road Phase 3 ground breaking on Saturday 2nd September, 2017. On right is Heri Homes Construction Director Mr. Joram Mwangi kick starting the ground breaking.  Kikuyu Road Phase 2 project can be seen on the background

Mr. David Ngatia of Heri Homes giving a hand at the ground breaking ceremony. The reception of

Kikuyu project 3 took place at the bas

ement of Kikuyu 2 project (right)

 

Death toll from Moi Girls fire in Nairobi rises to nine

 

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Hurricane Harvey may have damaged one million cars in Texas


As many as one million vehicles may have been damaged by floodwaters across Texas, USA following Hurricane Harvey, experts have said. State Farm, one of the largest car insurers in the US, said it has already received almost 20,000 claims from the Houston area. Images from the city showed cars in the street with water up to their roofs for several days, with most likely to be total write offs. Many people returning to their homes may find their insurance does not cover any repairs that might be possible. Insurers will turn the vehicles over to salvage yards or auctions, with undamaged parts saved and many of the flooded vehicles set to be scrapped. The storm will have caused extensive damage to homes and businesses in the region. Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Fox News on Sunday estimates for the damage could reach between $150bn (£115bn) and $180bn (£139bn). A water treatment plant in Beaumont failed after floodwaters from the Neches River inundated its main intake system and backup pumps failed. The Army Corps of Engineers sent pumps and a temporary intake pipe was installed by an ExxonMobil team to try and refill a city reservoir. In Crosby, outside Houston, authorities are monitoring the Arkema chemical plant which was crippled during the flooding.


Three trailers of highly unstable compounds caught fire there in recent days. Hurricane Harvey has been blamed for at least 44 deaths. The school district in Houston has said up to 12,000 students will have to be sent to different schools because of flood-damaged buildings at 22 schools. At least 156,000 dwellings in Harris County, which includes Houston, are also thought to be damaged. Mayor Sylvester Turner has warned residents their homes could remain flooded for up to 15 days because of the ongoing release of water from two reservoirs protecting the downtown area of the city. Around 1,000 evacuees remain at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston. At one time, the centre held 10,000. President Trump, who visited the city at the weekend, has asked Congress for a $7.9bn down payment to pay for relief and recovery efforts following the storm. That is expected to be approved when Congress returns to work on Tuesday following its summer break. Harvey came ashore on 25 August as a category four hurricane, went back out to sea and lingered off the coast as a tropical storm for days. It brought five straight days of rain - totalling nearly 52 inches in one location - the heaviest tropical downpour ever recorded in the US.
 

 

 

 

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Four injured as car smashes into house in York, UK


Four people were injured, three of them seriously, when a car smashed through the side of a house and started a fire. A white VW Golf crashed into the living room of the property in York at about 01:20 BST, injuring the driver and two passengers and a man on a sofa. Sgt Paul Cording of North Yorkshire Police told Minster FM it was "astounding that no-one lost their life". A man in his 20s, believed to be the driver, has been arrested. Sgt Cording said a man inside the house was sitting on the sofa when the car ploughed through the wall. He said the car had "quite literally" gone into the house in Rivelin Way, on Clifton Moor. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the man suffered lower limb injuries but his wife and younger child managed to escape uninjured. The occupants of the car all suffered head injuries. North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information about the vehicle in the moments before the crash.

 

 

 

THE COUPLE THAT JOINED THE GUESTS AT

THE RECEPTION WITH A HELICOPTER

A WEDDING THAT BROUGHT THE FAMILY TOGETHER

A colourful wedding took place on Saturday 26th August, 2017 between Miss Joyce Wakiru Murekio and Dennis Machua of London. The wedding took place at St. Mary's Church, Honey Hill, Cambridgeshire where a reception followed at Hundon Grange, Hundon in Sudbury. Family and friends of the couple came from far and wide to witness the occasion. Dennis is the son of Mrs. Lucy Kuria of Revival House London and Joyce is the daghter of Murekio of USA. Some of the families came from Kenya, China and Norway. The couple surprised their guests when the arrived at the reception with a helicopter.

 

Left is the couple and their best couples Mr. Kangethe and Evon. After the wedding a nyama choma event was organised in Dagenham, London on Saturday to conclude the ceremony. From far right seated is Wambui, Pastor Jane Njiiri, Mrs. Kuria, Santana, Njoki Kangethe and Ruth Kuria. Standing from left is former Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe, his brother from Kenya Mr. Karanja, the mother of the bridegroom Lucy Kuria, Mr. Seed and Dr. Githaiga.

 

The parents of the couple on left and the parents of the bridegroom escorting their newly married couple home.

 

 

 

Happy belated 93rd birthday your excellency

President Moi in his youth

 

 

CELEBRATING THEIR FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Betty's Unisex Hair Studio, the most popular Kenyan beauty joint in UK celebrated its one year anniversary on Saturday 2nd September, 2017.  Located London, Barking, Unit 37, Barking Mall, Vicarange Field Shopping Centre, IG11 8DH, opposite Barking Train Station the beauty Saloon is a beehive of Kenyan ladies hunting for beauty. The patron Mrs. Beth Kungu invited her customers to celebrate the occasion. Beth who has many years of experience even before coming to the UK and was the official hair stylist of former Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe among other dignitaries. Beth has taken time to qualify with hair dressing with several certificates in UK. Her studio specialises in Stylist do African, Asian and Caucasian (European), Nail technician and Make-up artist. They also sell X-pression, Kenyan hair, crochet braids and many more. You need to book an appointment for the services. All buses going Barking will drop you at the Studio which is 3 minutes away from Train Station. She is also offering some refreshments in case you wake up late for the appointment - drinks, tea and coffee are on the menu. She is also on digital platform - Tel: 07735389332, 07865939152, Facebook Betty's Unisex hair Studio, Twitter @BUHS and Instagram styledbysandrine. - CLICK HERE FOR THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE
 

The Patron of the Betty's Unisex Hair Studio celebrated her first anniversary on Saturday

Customer of Betty's Unisex Hair Studio (left) joined Beth and her daughter Sandra to celebrate their first anniversary

 

 

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Bitcoin exchange clocks highest rate of $4,812.00

Bitcoin, the most powerful currency on planet earth

BITCOIN HITS RECORD HIGH HEADING TO $10,000 PER BITCOIN

The Bitcoin closed on Thursday 1st September 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,812.00 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Thursday 31st August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,764.98 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 25th August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,603.98 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 25th August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,432.00 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Monday August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,287.98 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Saturday 12th August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 3,806.02 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Saturday 15th July 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2023.29 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Sunday 25th June 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2,601.04 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Saturday 10th June 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2,900.00 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 9th June 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2,838.38 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 5th June 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2,654.96 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 2nd June 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2,444.83 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Wednesday 31st May 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2,277.85 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 26th May 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2,256.87 against the US Dollar

On 3rd May 2017 the Bitcoin was worth $1,555.6 today Thursday 11th May - 1 Bitcoin = 1,873.63 US Dollar

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A KENYAN LADY IN UK IS HAVING 12 BITCOINS IN HER WALLET


A Kenyan lady living in Dagenham, UK has 12 Bitcoins in her Blockchain Wallet. She bought her Bitcoin when the price was between $1,000 and $2,500 within 6 months. The price of the Bitcoin today is 31st August, 2017 is $4,633.82 against US Dollar.


That means today the lady (name withheld) is having $4,633.82 x 12 = $55,605.84.
That means:


a) $55,605.84 x KShs. 103 is equivalent to KShs. 5,727,401
b) The above is a Bitcoin Visa card with a pin and can be used anywhere in the world
c) The card can withdraw £800 in a ATM against ordinary card that with draws a maximum of £300
d) If the lady holds the Bitcoins in her wallet until the end of the year where it is said the cost of the Bitcoin will be over $10,000 the lady might make a kill.
e) If the lady continues to hold her Bitcoin up to 5 years where it said that the Bitcoin value will be more than $1 million the lady will retire comfortably.
f) Remember she bought her first Bitcoin at $800.
g) TIME WILL TELL.

 

 

KENYA HIGH COMMISSIONER IN THE UK ADMITTED

TO THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF LONDON

The Court of Common Council in the City of London has passed an order for the admission of the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo to the Freedom of the City of London. The event took place on Wednesday 30th August, 2017 at the Chamberlain’s Court Room, Guildhall, London. The ceremony took place in the morning and was followed by a dinner in the afternoon in a London restaurant. The event was dominated by diplomats, Kenya High Commission staffs and a few Kenyans.The Freedom of the City is an honour conferred by a local authority like London upon a valued member of the community, a visiting celebrity or dignitary. The City from time to time invites individuals who have made a significant impact in their field to take up the Freedom to acknowledge their particular contribution. This category includes diplomats, clergy, actors, musicians and sportsmen among others. The presentation ceremony usually takes place in the Great Hall of the Guildhall before the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, Common Councilmen and invited guests.

On left is the High Commissioner HE Lazarus Amayo and his wife after being admitted to the Freedom of the City of London where he can now

lead a sheep through the city of London without being charged with several other city rights. On right receiving the Freedom Pass.

On left is the team of Ambassadors and High Commissioners who escorted Kenya's High Commissioner

to the ceremony. On right is the Kenya High Commissioner staff who came to support the High Commissioner

 

Over half a million Kenyans in Kenya have now invested in Bitcoin most of them in mining

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IS YOUR MONEY EARNING YOU INTEREST ABROAD?

Co-operative Bank of Kenya Retail Banking Manager Ms. Nancy Gathuku (far right) explaining the adventages of the bank to the Deputy High Commisioner Mrs. Grace Cerere (far right) during their UK tour in UK last month. Taking notes is Anne Kamau (2nd right) Commercial Attache at the Kenya High Commission. Mrs. Milka Wachira (2nd right), Julieanne and Francis of Co-op Bank escorted their boss.


The answer is NO.
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Solar roof tiles offer tech boost for Kenya's rural classrooms

The computer lab at Gaitheri Secondary School in Murang'a county has a roof covered in

specially designed tiles that generate solar power, March 24, 2017.



Mid-morning at Gaitheri Secondary School in Murang'a county, and students are busy with their daily routine, as at any other school. But their establishment is different - boasting a better power supply than most rural classrooms. One of its iron-sheet roofs is covered in tiles fitted with energy-producing solar cells - an innovative solar-power technology known as "building-integrated photovoltaics” (BIPV). The tiles, designed to be laid on roofs during construction, offer an alternative to adding solar panels on top to produce power from the sun’s energy. Solar tiles are starting to be rolled out in other countries too. Electric car maker Tesla is taking orders for its tiles in Britain and the United States, where the first such roofs have recently been installed. Tesla has said the product will be pricier than a conventional roof but will look better and ultimately pay for itself through lower electricity costs. In Kenya, the tiles at Gaitheri school, which has 275 students, were made by Kenyan firm Strauss Energy and paid for with a grant from the United States African Development Foundation. “They wanted an institution that is away from urban centres and where grid power connectivity is poor,” said teacher Jackson Kiragu. The project started in 2016, and has enabled students to improve their performance thanks to more reliable power, which means they can study even after dark.


he solar power is stored in batteries, ensuring a continuous supply at night and on cloudy days. Kiragu said the BIPV technology has also allowed the school to offer computer lessons. “We’ve got 18 computers, but power was a challenge before Strauss Energy came on board,” he said. The school is also connected to the national grid but the power this provides is expensive and suffers from frequent outages, especially in the rainy season. The solar tiles have reduced the school’s spending on electricity to Sh1,500 (about $14.50) a month, which is largely a fixed charge for access to grid power. “Irrespective of the weather, we rely on solar power,” said Kiragu. A large share of Kenya’s population of some 45 million still has no access to electricity, particularly in rural areas, while demand for green energy is growing as the country steps up efforts to curb climate change. A survey commissioned by Christian Aid and the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance early this year showed that only about 57 per cent of Kenyans are connected to the grid, indicating huge potential demand for off-grid energy. The situation has sparked innovations like Strauss Energy’s BIPV technology. Charity Wanjiku, the company’s chief operations officer, said it was motivated to develop the patented technology because Kenya has abundant sun that is not being fully exploited. - The Star

 

The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest

street party in Europe this weekend


Notting Hill Carnival always takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend, which this year is on August 27-28 - which also means it will take place THIS WEEKEND. Sunday is the "family day" with entertainment running from 9am to 8.30pm - while Monday is the busier of the two and runs on the same hours. Saturday will see the Panorama event take place, which is a free, open-air party from 6pm to 10pm featuring performances by national steel bands and other entertainment. There is a parade with dancing, colourful costumes, music and Carnival floats on both days and over a million people attended the weekend in 2015. Performers dance through the streets as carnival-goers enjoy traditional Caribbean food and drink while soaking up the atmosphere. Red Bull Music Academy will also be holding a free Sound System party in Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park, from midday to 7pm.

 

Where is the Notting Hill Carnival held?

The colourful event is held in the west London streets of Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park. The Grand Finale parade sees more than 60 bands, 38 sound systems and countless dancers on floats travel through the streets. There will also be lots of music, food and dancing in the surrounding streets.
How do I get to Notting Hill Carnival?

Tube:
Ladbroke Grove: closed on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
Latimer Road: closed after 11.30pm on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
Notting Hill Gate: on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, the station will be exit-only between 11am and 7pm and the Circle/District lines will not stop
Westbourne Park: exit-only between 11am - 6pm and closed at 11.30pm on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
Royal Oak: exit-only after 11am and closed at 6pm on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
Bayswater: on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday between 11am - 7pm, you may want to use this station as Notting Hill Gate will be exit only and Circle/District line trains will not stop there
Paddington (Hammersmith and City and Circle lines): on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday you may want to use this station instead of Notting Hill Gate or Royal Oak, as both these stations will have entry restrictions.
Other nearby stations: High Street Kensington (Circle and District lines), Holland Park (Central line), Queen's Park (Bakerloo line) and Shepherd's Bush (Central line).

 

Five facts about Notting Hill Carnival


 * Notting Hill Carnival is the second biggest in the world – behind only Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
 * The Notting Hill Carnival is estimated to contribute about £93million to London’s economy – policing costs are estimated as £6million.
 * There are about 15,000 costumes on display at the carnival each year.
 * Every costume is made by hand. Making them all is more than one million hours of work.
 * About 30 million sequins, 15,000 feather plumes and 30 litres of body paint are used each year.

 

 

Knifeman shot dead after attacking soldiers in Brussels

 

IEBC publishes list of nominated MPs and senators


From left: Jubilee nominees Beth Mugo and Mr Maina Kamanda and ODM's Wilson Sossion.

 

The Jubilee Party has emerged as the biggest winner of the over 32 special seats on offer in the two chambers of Parliament. The electrical commission on Friday published the long-awaited party lists in the Kenya Gazette, which gives Jubilee Party half of all nominations in the Senate and the National Assembly while all other parties have been forced to share the remaining seats.

SIX MPS

From the nominations, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party has nominated six MPs to the National Assembly with an additional 10 in the Senate. This is followed by ODM which has three seats in the National Assembly and an additional five in the Senate. Mr Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani national congress (ANC), Mr Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Party and Kanu have all one seat each in both chambers of the House. Even though he has publicly turned down his nomination, Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General Wilson Sossion is listed in the gazette, meaning that unless his nomination is revoked, he will now serve as an ODM nominated MP. It was not clear why the commission had gone ahead to include Mr Sossion’s name but a source at the commission told the Nation that the Knut chief had not formally written to the them asking to be recused.

KAMANDA

Also to be nominated to the National Assembly is Mr Godfrey Osotsi, the Secretary-General of ANC. His nomination comes against the backdrop of behind-the-scenes infighting in the party over bungled primaries last May. Sources have told the Nation that Mr Mudavadi had to step in and ask Mr Osotsi, party CEO Petronnila Were and the treasurer to resign from their positions after allegations that they mismanaged the nominations for personal gain. “The party leader was disappointed with them and asked them to quietly resign from their positions. They did what remains is for the executive committee to meet and replace them,” said the source who sought anonymity due to sensitivity of the matter. Among the big names who are set to return to Parliament through Jubilee nominations are former minister and Starehe MP Maina Kamanda, former Assistant Minister and Runyenjes MP Cecily Mbarire and former Minister and Dagoretti MP Beth Mugo.

4TH TERMS

Both Mr Kamanda and Ms Mbarire will be serving their fourth terms as MPs in the 12th Parliament. Mr Kamanda was first elected to Parliament in 1997 as MP for Starehe, where he served until 2007 when he lost to Ms Margret Wanjiru. He made a comeback in 2013 but lost in his attempt to defend his seat during Jubilee primaries to Mr Charles Njagua alias Jaguar. Ms Mbarire was first nominated to Parliament in 2002 on Narc ticket. She was elected MP for Runyenjes in 2007 where she served until 2013.

DISABILITIES

However, her intention to become the governor of Embu evaporated when she lost to Mr Martin Wambora in the Jubilee primaries. Ms Mugo will be doing her fifth term as MP after she first joined parliament in 1997 on the SDP ticket. Others on the list include Mr Isaac Mwaura, who Jubilee Party has nominated to the Senate to represent people living with disabilities. Mr Mwaura served in the 11th parliament in the same category but in the national assembly after he was nominated by Mr Raila Odinga’s ODM. He lost in his bid to become the Ruiru MP in the Jubilee Primaries.

CRASH

ODM has given reprieve to former Migori Woman Rep Ms Dennitah Ghati who returns to the National Assembly to represent people living with disabilities after she was involved in a life threatening road accident that confined her to the wheelchair. Ms Rose Nyamunga goes to the Senate after serving as Kisumu Woman Rep in the 11th Parliament while Ms Judith Pareno, who served at the East African Legislative Assembly will also be in the Senate. Ms Pareno, who is the chair of the ODM election Board, has been in the crosshairs of senior members of the party, who have accused her of mismanaging the party primaries. Also making a return to the senate is ODM Secretary General Agnes Zani who served in the same capacity in the first Senate of the 11th Parliament.

POLITICS

Others nominated by ODM include former Gender Permanent Secretary Jacqueline Oduol (National Assembly), Ms Beatrice Makori (Senate) and Naomi Masitsa (Senate), Ms Mercy Chebeni (Senate) and Ms Gertrude Inimah (Senate) all who are making their debut in elective politics. Other Jubilee Party nominees in the National Assembly include Mr Gideon Keter, Ms Halima Yusuf Mucheke, former chairman of National Council of Persons with Disability David Sankok and lawyer Jennifer Shamala. Apart from Ms Mugo other Jubilee party’s nominees to the Senate include Ms Alice Milgo, Ms Millicent Omanga, Ms Christine Zawadi Gona and former Kajiado Woman Rep Mary Seneta. Others are Ms Falhada Dekow Iman, Ms Naomi Jilo Wago, Ms Farhiya Ali Haji and Mr Prengei Victor. - Daily Nation.

 

 

Sarova Group opens Sh1bn five-star hotel in Nakuru town

The Sarova Group has opened a Sh1 billion five-star hotel in Nakuru, bringing its total number of properties in the country to nine. The hospitality chain has started accepting guests to Sarova Woodlands, a 142-room facility located near State House Nakuru — about a kilometre to the town’s central business district (CBD). According to the Sarova website, guests will pay between Sh14,000 and Sh50,000 per night at the facility, rates that the hotel chain says are applicable until September 30. Sarova is owned by the family of the late businessman G.S. Vohra and John Ngata Kariuki, a former Kirinyaga Central MP and brother to former spymaster the late James Kanyotu. The chain consists of hotels, resorts and game lodges. Sarova Woodlands, the hospitality chain’s second investment in Nakuru, will be become the second five-star facility in the county after Lake Elementaita Serena Camp. Other properties owned by the group include Sarova Stanley and the Sarova Panafric in Nairobi, the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa and Sarova Mara Camp in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. - businessdailyafrica.com

 

 

Kenyan Gospel artiste Grace Mwai of the popular 'Kirathimo'

will be worshiping with us at PCEA St Matthews Church, Dyson

Road, Stratford E15 4JX on Sunday 27th August 2017 from 2.00pm.

Come and let us dance for the Lord.

 

Two police officers have been injured while arresting a

man armed with a knife outside Buckingham Palace.

 

 

ABC Bank boosts anti- money laundering program with new software


Nairobi August 1, 2017: ABC Bank has enhanced its anti-money laundering program with a new anti-money laundering software which is a fully automated and robust application that features sophisticated architecture that shields it against risks associated with criminal financial dealings by automatically monitoring and blocking suspicious transactions on a real time basis.

The software design combines all major functions of anti-money laundering systems, making it highly effective in helping the Bank comply more comprehensively not only with the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Act 2017 but also with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a US regulation that requires foreign financial Institutions to report on foreign assets held by their American account holders. It is also effective in preventing terrorism financing globally.

“The nature of banking is rapidly changing, and this makes monitoring of unusual transactions or verifying a customer’s identity complex and time-consuming. That is why we have upgraded to more superior software that will result in greater efficiency and reduced risks for the bank,” Group Head of Risk and Compliance John Rioba said.

With enhanced real-time transaction monitoring capability, the application identifies any suspicious account activity and also patterns, thus enhancing compilation of real-time filing of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) or Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs). It also features a Cash Transaction Reporting (CTR) system, which identifies and reports large cash transactions of Sh1 million ($10,000) and over, as per regulatory requirement.

Mr. Rioba added: “To achieve optimum efficiency in the implementation of our AML program, we have reviewed all our policies and processes to ensure they are efficient and in line with current requirements, the methodology and technology are sound, and our personnel well trained in line with internationally accepted best practices besides the compliance application from Infrasofttech through its local partner Innovative Software Technologies limited, ISTL in Kenya”.

 

 

NASA petition vague, IEBC says in response


The electoral agency has downplayed the NASA petition disputing Presidential results in the just concluded general elections terming it vague. In a response filed by the commission at Supreme Court on Thursday, it said NASA's petition is based on generalities, misconceptions and lack particulars as required by law. The commission filed their response at Supreme Court minutes after President Uhuru Kenyatta's legal team submitted theirs. The commission said it complied with the Constitution and all relevant electoral interpretations of the law as pronounced by the courts. According to the commission, the just concluded election was conducted in line with elections act 105 (2017). "The Respondents state that they verified and accurately tallied the results of all the candidates in Page 6 of 25 declaring the results of the presidential elections in accordance with Article 138 (10) of the Constitution," reads part of the response. The commission further denied claims that in more than 10,000 polling stations, data entered in KIEMS was not consistent with information and data from the respective Forms 34A. "The data entered in KIEMS was statistics. The result of the election from each polling station was contained in Forms 34A. It is therefore incorrect to compare the statistics entered in KIEMS with the results from each polling station as contained in Forms 34A," states the response. The commission further says statistics of results and images of scanned forms were sent from polling stations simultaneously and delays in receipt of the images of forms are attributed to their big file size and lack of steady 3G or 4G network. It said the declaration of presidential election results was on the basis of Forms 34B from all the 290 constituency tallying centers and the diaspora. - The Star

 

How Kenya elections affect the cost of living and economic growth


A look at economic data from various sources reveals that the cost of living shoots up during election years as the economy tends to slow down. For inflation, one of the reasons is a wait-and-see attitude adopted by producers of goods and services including the agricultural sector. Farming activities are disrupted by land-related conflicts and some times there is drought and famine, cutting off food supplies and thereby fuelling inflation. Low consumption and investment also drive economic growth down during the periods. Kenya recorded its highest ever inflation of 46 per cent in 1993 following the 1992 General Election, the first one in the new multi-party era. The high inflation rate was mainly attributed to the dramatic political reforms as the country transited from a one-party state to a multi-party political system. This was also accompanied by ethnic clashes in some parts of the country, leading to a fall in agricultural output particularly basic commodities such as maize. Maize production declined from 25.40 million bags in 1992 to 24.30 million in 1993. Economic growth was also adversely affected. International Monetary Fund (IMF) data shows that Kenya’s GDP shrank for two consecutive years; by 1.08 per cent in 1992 and by another 0.1 per cent in 1993, showing the economic difficulties the country was undergoing. Out of the five multi-party polls, 1997 was the only election year that Kenya registered a decline in inflation to 6.3 per cent in 1998 from 11.4 per cent in 1997. According to the IMF data, the economy also grew by a mere 0.41 per cent in 1997 and by 2.98 per cent in 1998.

 

In 2002, Kenyans voted in Mwai Kibaki as president, banking on him to improve the economy. After the polls, the economy grew by 2.95 per cent in 2003 from 0.48 per cent in 2002. The impressive growth, however, did nothing to curb the overall inflation which increased sharply from 2.20 per cent in 2002 to six per cent in 2003. The economy witnessed depressed performance following the 2007 elections. Inflation rose astronomically from 4.30 per cent in 2007 to 15.10 per cent in 2008. The depressed performance during 2008-09 was due to a number of adverse shocks including the post-election violence, a severe drought that affected most parts of the country, high international commodity prices and spill-over effects of the global financial crisis. The 2013 General Election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner with 50.5 per cent of the votes was also characterised by a uptick in the inflation rate from 5.70 per cent in 2013 to 6.90 per cent in 2014. According to the Economic Survey 2014, the challenges that impacted on growth included slowed business confidence due to the General Election, incidents of insecurity, and insufficient rains during the fourth quarter of 2013. In April and May this year Kenyans were concerned with the overall rise in the prices of basic commodities such as maize flour, resulting in an inflation rate of 11.70 in May. Kenya’s inflation stands at an average of 9.78 for the last six months, which is also a period preceding the General Election on August 8. During the period before and after the election years analysed above, the economy slowed down as was the case in 1992, 1997, 2002, 2008, 2012 as well as the first quarter of this year. Industry players and the World Bank have also noted the trend. “When the economy slows down inflation and unemployment usually rise,” said Carole Kariuki, CEO of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa), in a past interview.

 

Former World Bank Kenya chief economist Wolfgang Fengler writes on his blog that General Election years also have other factors affecting growth including natural disasters such floods and droughts: “Why is Kenya’s growth performance substantially lower during election years? Low growth during election years and thereafter was not always driven by disruptive elections. In several cases, electoral instability was compounded by natural disasters, such as the 1983 and 1992 droughts, or the 1997/98 El Nino floods.” Dr Fengler also points at the time of elections as causing shock to the economy. “However, the conduct of several elections has shocked the economy — often hard enough to affect development prospects beyond the election year. After the 2008 post-election violence farmers were unable to plant, tourists re-routed their vacations to other destinations, companies held back their investments, and households reduced their consumption,” he says. Prior to the 2013 General Election, the World Bank had in a report noted the slow nature of the economy around times of polls. “On the domestic scene, election years in the past have been problematic for Kenya’s growth as investors have held back, waiting to see the outcome and whether there would be a peaceful transition. Over the last 30 years, election years have been associated with a one percentage point lower growth rate than the long-term average,” said the World Bank in the Kenya Economic Update report of December 2011. - businessdailyafrica.com

 

IEBC submits their response to

Raila Odinga's presidential petition

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Self-driving lorries are to be trialled on England's motorways, the Daily Mail reports

 

WORD OF TODAY

Ephesians 4:26

 

Anger management
We read in Ephesians 4:26: “In your anger do not sin”[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry." Here’s a Bible plan for growth that includes anger management: ‘Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbours the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil…Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them…Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behaviour. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you’ (vv. 23-32 NLT). God gave you every emotion you have, including anger. But He wants you to handle it the right way. Note the words ‘let us…tell the truth’. When you’re angry, instead of denying it, use it to bring about positive change. Saying, ‘I’ve been feeling angry because I value our relationship and I’d like to talk about it,’ brings healing and solutions. Pretending you’re not angry when you are is basically dishonest. So is exaggeration. ‘You never listen to me…You always ignore my wishes…Nobody does anything around here except me.’ Such generalisations are untrue and serve only to aggravate and polarise, guaranteeing the problem gets obscured and goes unsolved. God’s will is for you to control your anger rather than letting your anger control you.

 

Our guest singer today is The Amanis from Mombasa - - CLICK HERE

 

 

Mother-of-two has a leg that weighs 132lbs due to

a parasitic condition that could KILL her


* She had suffered with the condition since the birth of her daughter 18 years ago
* Rezia Begum's is dependent on the support of her relatives and feels a 'burden'
* She is thought to have elephantiasis but is unable to be treated without tests
* If the swelling spreads from the legs to the abdomen, the condition can be fatal
* Past cases have been caused by roundworms entering the body via mosquitoes

A woman's leg has swelled to enormous proportions in a potentially-deadly condition.  Rezia Begum's, 40, right leg weighs around 132lbs (60kg) due to suspected elephantiasis. The mother-of-two, from Bangladesh, has suffered with the condition ever since the birth of her second daughter 18 years ago. Although it is unclear how Ms Begum's condition affects her, she says she is now dependent on the support of her relatives.  Ms Begum said: 'I was like any other normal woman but now I'm a burden on my poor family.' Although she is being cared for at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh, she is yet to begin treatment. Surgery and additional tests are required before therapy can start. The cause of Ms Begum's condition is unclear, however, previous reports of other cases revealed the disorder can be caused by roundworms entering the body via mosquitoes. If the swelling spreads from the legs to the abdomen, the condition can be fatal. Elephantiasis affects around 120 million people globally. It is characterised by the massive enlargement of an area of the body due to obstruction of the lymphatic system. This results in the accumulation of fluids in the affected part of the body. Although it is unclear the extent to which Ms Begum's condition affects her, other sufferers have been left unable to walk or urinate as a result of the disorder. - Mailonline.co.uk

 

JOSEPH NGUGI (KIM) OF RELIABLE CARE,

LONDON HAS LOST HIS SISTER IN KENYA

 

It is with great sadness and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing to glory of our dear sister Mary Wangari {Mama George} of Githunguri Kiambu. She went to be with the Lord on Sunday 20/08/2017. She was the mother to George Kibia Carol Kibia, Loise Kibia {Australia} and Anne Kibia {Australia}. She was a sister to Joseph Ngugi {Kim} of Reliable Care Services, Solomon Ngugi, John Ngugi and Harry Ngugi all of Northampton, Simon Nyoro Ngugi, Grace Wamiti Ngugi, Jane Ngugi, Peter Wango Ngugi and James Kaniu Ngugi all of Kenya. She was sister-in-law to Rose Thuku, Nancy Solomon, Rosemary John and Joyce Harry. Friends and relatives will meet on Wednesday 23/08/2017 and Thursday 24/08/2017 at Ebenezer Gospel Center 2 Orchard Hill, Little Billing Northampton NN3 9AG at 6.30pm-9pm. And also at Thatched House Ripple Rd, Barking IG11 9PGon Saturday26/08/2017 and Sunday 27/08/2017 at 6pm. The cottage leaves Kenyatta University Funeral Home on Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 7.30am followed by a funeral service and burial at her farm in Kahuru-Engineer, Kinagop Constituency, Nyandarua County. For further information, you can contact John 07984 759 733, Harry 07949 843 395, Base 07939 270 369, Rose 07411 152 264 or Nancy 07957 624 526. Those who would like to attend the funeral can contact Kim on 00254 795 199 410 or Solo 00254 705 734 602. “You have fought the good fight, You have finished the race, and kept the faith”.

 

 

 

 

Africa Alive interviews Lydia Olet Director of Malaika Dance Unique - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Uhuru files defence in election petition by Nasa


President Uhuru Kenyatta legal team on Thursday filed his response to an election petition challenging his win filed by National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga. His legal team arrived at the Supreme Court at 9.07pm Thursday. Lawyers present at the registry were Ahmednasir Abdullahi, Katwa Kigen, Tom Macharia and Evans Monari. Speaking at the Supreme Court, the President's lawyers said they will file documents "but not all of them". Mr Abdullahi said they are confident that there is nothing to worry about in the petition as the election was peaceful.


CONFIDENT
"We are confident about the answers we give, We are bullish about everything we have done. And let the case start. We are ready, " said Mr Abdullahi. Earlier, a message was posted on President Kenyatta's Facebook account read: “We are now ready to file our response.” In the pictures, the President was flanked by Jubilee Party Chief Agent Davis Chirchir, lawyers Fred Ngatia, Mr Abdullahi and Mr Monari.


BATTLE
Jubilee Party Head of Secretariat Raphael Tuju was also present. Mr Odinga filed his case challenging President Kenyatta's election some minutes to midnight on Friday, paving the way for a rigorous, 14-day marathon courtroom battle. In the petition, the opposition leader and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka have named President Kenyatta, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and its chairman Wafula Chebukati as respondents.


PRE-TRIAL
In directions issued by Chief Justice David Maraga, who is also the President of the Supreme Court, Nasa is required to file their written submissions by 1pm Friday while IEBC, its chairman and President Kenyatta are required to file theirs by 3pm. On Friday morning, parties will appear in court for interlocutory applications while the pre-trial conference will be held on Saturday. In affidavits expected to be filed in court, President Kenyatta, his agents Mr Chirchir, Winnie Guchu, and Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho are among those who filed their statements in opposition of Nasa's petition. - Daily Nation.

 

 

I'm sorry, God-fearing Wa Muchomba tells Kiambu after salaries furor

 

 

Model sues over decision to give

Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

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Driver arrested after 13 men and boys found in lorry near Rugby

A driver has been arrested after 13 people - some requiring medical treatment - were found inside an overseas lorry near Rugby.
Police, paramedics and an air ambulance were called to Mangrove Service Station on the A45 London Road at about 2pm on Thursday afternoon. They discovered a group of men and boys, eight of whom are aged between 15 and 39 years old, inside the vehicle, which was insulated and from Romania. Three were taken to hospital suffering from heat exhaustion. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to discover 13 patients who had been travelling on the back of a lorry. "All of the patients were male, with three of them receiving treatment at the scene... before they were transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on land ambulances."  The remaining 10 were taken into custody - and the 26-year-old driver was detained on suspicion of people trafficking. The Border Agency has been informed. Pictures of the scene show at least one of the men sitting on the ground as numerous emergency personnel provided help for those in need. The police had previously reported that 14 men had been found and four were taken to hospital. The A45 was closed westbound between the M45 and the A4071 following the discovery.

 

 

Eight people missing after mudslide devastates Swiss village

Eight people are still missing in a Swiss Alpine valley a day after a mudslide smashed into a small village near the Italian border, police have confirmed. The village of Bondo, about 80 miles north of Milan, was evacuated as the slide hit on Wednesday morning. Buildings were damaged, and images from the scene showed a trail of destruction left by a river of mud and stone, said police in the canton of Graubuenden. However, officers said on Thursday that they have not been able to reach eight people who were believed to have been in the Bondasca valley at the time of the slide – nationals of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Six of those people have been reported missing by relatives. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


 

 

NEW FRAUD.
PLS BEWARE!!


Given below is what happened to someone & he has
narrated this in his own words:
" I received a call from someone claiming that he was from
my mobile Service provider and he
asked me to shutdown my phone for 2 hours for 3G update
to take place. As I was rushing for a meeting, I did not
question, but just shut down my cell phone.


After 45 minutes I felt very suspicious since the caller did
not even introduce his name.
I quickly turned on my cell phone and saw several
messages from my family members and the others were
from the number that had called me earlier.


I called my parents and I was shocked that they sounded
very worried asking me whether I am safe.
My parents told me that they had received a call from
someone claiming that they had me with them and asking
for money to let me free.


The call was so real and my parents even heard 'my voice'
crying out loud asking for help. My father was at the bank
waiting for next call to proceed for money transfer.
I told my parents that I am safe and asked them to lodge a
police report.


Right after that I received another call from the
guy asking me to shutdown my cell phone for another 1
hour which I refused to do and hung up.


They kept calling my cell phone to keep my phone busy so
that others could not be able to reach me until the battery
had run down. I myself lodged a police report and I was
informed by the officer that there were many such scams
reported.


MOST of the cases reported that the victim had already
transferred the money!
And it is impossible to get back the money.
Be careful as this kind of scam might happen to any of us!!!
Those guys are so professional and very
convincing during calls.


If you are asked to shutdown your cell phone for updates by
the service provider, ASK AROUND!


Your family or friends might receive the same call.
"Be Safe and Stay Alert!


Please pass around to your family and friends !!!

 

Showdown looms as NASA MPs threaten to boycott swearing-in ceremony


A major political showdown is looming after the opposition threatened to boycott swearing-in of MPs-elect next week. The National Super Alliance (NASA) argued the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta has been challenged at the Supreme Court and thus should not convene the Senate and the National Assembly's first sitting. In a statement signed by ODM Director of Elections, Junet Mohamed for NASA National Steering Committee, the opposition coalition said they will only take oath of office once the petition challenging Uhuru's reelection is determined. The seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling on September 2. "NASA members will stay away from the swearing in until the matters surrounding Uhuru's supposed re-election are heard and credibly determined. We will not party to processes geared towards sanitizing fraud," said MP Junet. NASA said the rush by Uhuru to convene the two Houses was part of Jubilee's psychological war fare to make Kenyans accept his "fraudulent re-election". The President has upto September 7 to convene the two Houses as the Constitution states that first sitting of a newly elected Parliament should be done with 30 days after the elections.


The polls were conducted on August 8. "There is a rush certainly, suicidal in our view, by Mr. Kenyatta to defraud Kenyans into believing that all is well and that he is rightly and properly in office. It is a psychological war that is meant to make Kenyans adjust into accepting a third stolen election as they await a fourth similar fraud in 2022," added the statement. Junet said allowing the process to proceed will only help in entrenching fraud that has troubled the country for the past 10 years, asserting that the country was not ready to move until the issues of electoral fraud are dealt with properly. "We remind Jubilee that in the wake of the botched 2013 elections and the Supreme Court's controversial decision, a huge section of our country never accepted the legitimacy of Jubilee regime, even as we agreed to put up with it for the sake of the country," he added.


"The path he has embarked on will certainly deepen the crisis of governance that has troubled the country these past 10 years beginning with the stolen elections of 2007," added the statement. President Uhuru directed newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators to assemble in Parliament on August 31 when they will be sworn into office.   In a special issue of the Kenya gazette dated August 23, Uhuru, in exercise of powers granted to him under Article 126(2) of the Constitution, summoned the first sitting of the 12th Parliament, where the members will elect their respective Speakers and Deputy Speakers. "Pursuant to the provisions of Article 126(2) of the Constitution, the date for the first sitting of the new House is appointed by the President and should not be more than thirty days after the election, that is, not later than September 7, 2017," says the Constitution. The two Houses must convene within 30 days of election, putting September 7 the last day for them to call the first sitting. - The Standard

 

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Big net migration fall since Brexit vote, latest estimates show


Net migration has fallen to the lowest level for three years after a surge in the number of EU nationals leaving the UK since last June's Brexit vote. Net migration - the difference between those entering and leaving the UK - fell 81,000 to 246,000 in the year to March 2017. More than half that change is due to a decrease in net migration of EU citizens, which is down 51,000. The government is committed to reducing net migration to below 100,000. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis welcomed the new figures, saying: "It was good to see a third quarter running of net migration figures coming down". But business groups raised concerns about the fall, with the CBI saying: "The loss of these vital skills should concern us all." The ONS figures show a particularly sharp rise, of 17,000, in departures of citizens from the so-called EU8 countries - Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. An ONS spokesman said: "These results indicate that the EU referendum result may be influencing people's decision to migrate into and out of the UK, particularly EU and EU8 citizens. "It is too early to tell if this is an indication of a long-term trend." The ONS figures show that immigration from all countries has fallen - and emigration has also risen.

 

 

 

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Henry Kihara was born in Kenya and moved to the UK as a teenager and he completed his Secondary School Education at Hamilton Grammar School in South Lanarkshire. He then attended Further Education at the New College Lanarkshire, formerly Motherwell College where he studied Engineering Design and Architecture. Henry tried several vocations to earn his own money e.g. Waiter, Factory Worker etc. however like many young adults today, Henry struggled to find a job which matched his career expectations. After much thought in 2016, Henry decided to form his own company Nustyleglasgow which focussed on High Quality wrist accessories for Men and Women, typically Watches and Sunglasses. However one aspect of his business which is revolutionary is that Henry decided to use mainly two raw materials Wood and Stainless Steel, but WOOD was his material of choice. Henry now offers Watches, Sunglasses and Bracelets which are hand crafted in wood and in his own unique Style.  Henry’s product range can be seen online at their web site and social media sites:-


www.Nustyleglasgow.co.uk Tel. +44 – (0)7940 – 355663

 

 

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Furnished Spacious 3 Bed Holiday home - Bungalow
to let in Kitengela- Kenya (Gated Community)

* 30 minutes to/from airport (JKIA)
* Situated in a clean, secure and gated community comprised of 8 bungalows
* Ensuite master bedroom
* Instant hot water showers
* Fridge, cooker, microwave
* Dining and living rooms
* Free weekly home and clothes cleaning services offered
* 55 inch LED TV with all free local channels
* Living room Ceiling fan
* Access to borehole so no water problems.
* Lockable safe

 

This is in a gated community of eight units of (3) three bedroom bungalow master ensuite with Dsq on 1/8 acre plot. The units are tastefully, beautifully designed setting of stylish yet affordable home in Kitengela Mililani area. The area is one of the most sort after in kitengela. The houses have perimeter wall with razor wire for enhanced security. Parking spaces for two with individual compound. Common green area suitable as play area for children. The houses are separated by bougainvillea wrapped chain link fence that heighten the beauty of the estate. Wide road that may double as parking area for visitors, modern kitchen with excellent MDF finishes and granite top, large pantry, spacious backyard with dhobi area, spacious lounge with separate dining area, large window to enhance natural lighting , spacious master ensuite with modern finishes and adequate storage space and electric perimeter fence.

Only a few metres from Naivas in Kitengela town.

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