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Australian High court validates Kenyan-born

Senator Lucy Gichuhi's citizenship


The Australian High Court has cleared citizenship hurdles pitting the legitimacy of Lucy Gichuhi's senate win. The court confirmed the Kenyan-born lawyer's citizenship, therefore, ending the debacle on the validity of her election. Gichuhi was to replace Bob Day in the Senate but there were claims that she had dual citizenship. The lawyer moved to Australia in 1999 and became the country's citizen in 2001. She is the first person of Kenyan descent to be elected to the Australian Federal Parliament. ABC news on Wednesday reported that Labor's acting shadow AG Katy Gallagher sought answers onGichuhi's eligibility. "This is not about Gichuhi. It is about the integrity of the Senate and the electoral system," Senator Gallagher said as reported by ABC. Gallagher said it was important that the validity of each senator's election is beyond question before they take office. But the High Court rejected the push by lawyers for Labor's Anne McEwen, who wanted to challenge Gichuhi's eligibility. According to Sky News media, Nettle refused the application saying issues about Gichuhi's Kenyan citizenship had been referred to during court hearings over the last three months. Commonwealth Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue said Kenyan law stated that a Kenyan's citizenship was automatically withdrawn once a person was over 21 and had taken up citizenship in another country. "On the material presently available it is difficult to see how there is an issue," Donaghue said as reported by Sky News. He further noted that the Kenyan High Commission provided a letter stating that Gichuhi was not regarded as a Kenyan citizen On April 13, Gichuhi said she was honoured and grateful for the opportunity to serve Australia. "I see it as an opportunity to give back to this great nation," she said as reported by ABC news. Gichuhi said she is "deeply respectful" of both the legal and electoral processes. - The Star




Kenya’s economy grew 5.8 percent as 800,000 new jobs created

NAIROBI, KENYA: Economy grew by 5.8 percent in 2016 compared to 5.7 reported last year, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. During the period under review the economy experienced conducive macroeconomic but the growth was hit by drought and a considerable slowdown in the uptake of credit in the fourth quarter. The major drivers of growth were accommodation and food services, ICT, real estate and transport. Some of the key sectors that recorded slow growths include agriculture, forestry and fishing, manufacturing, construction, financial and insurance activities. In 2016, the economy generated over 800,000 new jobs of which 85.6 thousand were in the modern sector while 747.3 thousand were in the informal sector. Wage employment in the private sector increased by 3.3 percent from 1.76 million persons in 2015 to 1.82 million persons in 2016. Within the public sector, wage employment increased from 718.4 thousand persons in 2015 to 737.1 thousand persons in 2016.


Ruto cuts ties with Jubilee, joins NASA as 5th principal


Mwangi Wa Iria maintains lead over Jamleck Kamau in Murang'a governor race - Infotrak

Mwangi wa Iria is the preferred candidate for Murang'a governor with a 58 per cent approval rating, a survey has found. The Infotrak poll released on Wednesday indicated that the governor is followed by Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau at 20.5 per cent. Moses Mwangi was rated at 1.6 per cent whereas Raymond Matiba got an approval rating of 0.3 per cent. 19.6 per cent of the residents were undecided on who they are likely to vote for during the August 8 general election. On the race for Senator, 35.4 per cent of those polled said they prefer voting for Kembi Gitura followed by Irungu Kang’ata at 23.1 per cent. Joseph Mbai and Peter Njagi were rated at 0.8 per cent while 39.9 per cent were reported to be still undecided on their preferred senator aspirants. The poll also revealed that 60.6 per cent of the respondents preferred Sabina Chege as the woman representative. She was followed by Waithira Muithirania at 12.6 per cent, Catherine Munyiri (0.7%), Irene Njeri (0.4%) while 25.8 per cent said they are undecided. Jubilee Party was rated the most popular political outfit at 91.4 per cent followed by ODM which garnered 1.8 per cent. Maendeleo Chap Chap got 0.7 per cent, Wiper 0.4 per cent, PNU 0.3 per cent, Ford Kenya 0.1 per cent while Kanu got 0.0 per cent. - The Star

Once again, the NASA principals fail to meet

All the National Super Alliance leaders were busy in the city, the day they were expected to be in Mombasa for a retreat. NASA principals Raila Odinga (ODM), Musalia Mudavadi (Amani), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), and Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya) were expected to meet for three days at the Coast starting  to pick the joint presidential candidate for the August 8 elections. However, the meeting is understood to have failed to take place due to unfinished business. According to sources, the coalition's National Coordinating Committee (NCC) met on Monday night to complete its final report. "We are getting worried as stakeholders. NCC is taking too long to come up with its report, which is to guide the principals in picking one of them to carry the coalition's flag," a source told The Standard. But some sources suggested that there might be no retreat out of town after all. It is understood that the four principals are still haggling about the power-sharing arrangement in the event the alliance forms the next government. - The Standard


Governor Mruttu loses Taita Taveta ODM ticket to Mwadeghu


Jubilee issues tough rules for Friday nominations

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18 – Aspirants eyeing the Jubilee Party tickets have until April 19 to complete their campaigns. Through a joint circular addressed to county officials and aspirants signed by Secretary General Raphael Tuju and National Elections Board Chairperson Andrew Musangi on Tuesday, the party announced that aspirants are to wind up campaign activities Wednesday ahead of the nomination exercise on Friday. “All campaigns by Jubilee aspirants should stop by April 19, 2017,” the party asserted in the circular. Aspirants are also required to have their agents accredited by the County Elections Boards (CEBs) by April 20 to facilitate the smooth running of the nominations process. In order to ensure free and fair primaries, Jubilee House has directed all contestants or agents representing them to appear before polling stations by 5am to witness the sealing of ballot boxes ahead of the kick off of voting at 6am. The ruling party has also cautioned candidates against violating the law saying any misconduct will be dealt with in accordance with the law. “All aspirants and their agents are reminded that this activity of the party is governed by Section 31 of the Elections Act and that any attempt to subvert this process is actionable by law and the party will not hesitate to act based on that law,” the circular read in part. “Acts of rowdiness, hooliganism, shouting and any form of disruption will not be tolerated,” the party further warned.


The party also requires candidates and their agents to sign the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) Electoral Code of conduct as it promises to conduct the nominations in line with IEBC standards. All the polling stations will be open at 6am and close at 6pm according to Jubilee. To safeguard the integrity of the process, the circular outlined a four-point procedure to ensure results are not tampered with. The guidelines are; proper sealing of ballot boxes, auditing of ballot papers as per the poll book at the end of polling, counting of votes at polling centers and filming of forms on which results are recorded before they are taken to polling centers. Further, candidates have been warned against dressing in branded material during the polling day and using Public Address Systems to make any form of announcements or entertain voters. Observers and members of the press are required to obtain accreditation by Thursday from CEB heads in various counties. The party also unveiled two call centre numbers – 0771399841 and 0709175000 – through which aspirants will be able to make inquires, file complaints and report cases of election malpractices. Unlike its main competitor ODM, Jubilee Party intends to conduct its nominations in all the 47 counties on a single day. - CapitalFM


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Daniel 3:27


Knowing you’ve truly forgiven someone

We read in Daniel 3:27: "And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them." When King Nebuchadnezzar threw Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego into the fiery furnace, God brought them out and ‘they didn’t even smell of smoke!’ We’ve all encountered people who still ‘smell like smoke’. Their attitude says, ‘I’ve been through a hard time, and I’m still upset about it.’ How about you? Have the experiences you’ve been through hardened your heart or softened it? When you speak, do you sound positive or negative? Are you bound by the memories of your past? Do you talk about your pain to anyone who will listen? Don’t you see what you’re doing - chaining yourself to the past? When circus elephants are young and unaware of their strength, they’re bound by a chain to a stake to limit their mobility. Later when they’re full-grown and have the strength to break that chain, they’re still bound by it. Why? Because they accept this limitation as permanent! But it’s not the chain that binds them, it’s the memory! If you are bound by painful and debilitating memories, the word for you today is: ‘O LORD our God, masters besides You have had dominion over us; but by You only we make mention of Your name. They are dead, they will not live; they are deceased, they will not rise. Therefore You have punished and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish’ (Isaiah 26:13-14 NKJV). Whatever your haunting memory is, you must begin to declare your deliverance from its bondage. By standing on God’s Word, you activate its power to set you free.



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A former Doctor in UK passes away in Kenya

A Kenyan lady has passed away in Kenya. The late Dr. Phyllis Njeri Muigai a former UK resident passed away on Monday 17th April, 2017 after falling in their bathroom in Nairobi. She was a Senior Psychiatrist Dr. at Mathari Hospital, Nairobi. Daughter of Lillian Wangari Muigai of Roasters Restaurant along Nairobi Thika Superhighway. Sister to DJ George Muigai. For more information please contact Lillian on +254 722520649.


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Optiven Team in Northampton

Last weekend Optiven Group  exposed opportunities available in Kenya to the People of Coventry,  central London and Northampton. It was  a great weekend for the Kenyans in UK as Optiven team shared opportunities available in real estate , hospitality, agribusiness, oil & gas, mining and other industries in Kenya. It was a time to build our Nation and create business that will expand across boarders of Kenya. The talk was about social Economic Transformation and the power of working together. The event saw tens of groups joining hands to invest back home is a step by step & unique  model by Optiven group who share the  over 18 years in business and philanthropy. The team continues with their UK tour as the schedule below shows. For more information please contact George Wachiuri in the UK no 07440 021602 -



Kisumu gives Uhuru rousing welcome, Wandayi says visit half-hearted, pointless



President Kenyatta to parents: protect children against harmful cyber content.

KISUMU, 18 April 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged parents to protect their children against being over-exposed to cyber content that could pose dangers to them including bullying, radicalisation and corruption of morals.

President Kenyatta said children must be guided away from falling prey to digitally delivered vices.

“Rather, we need to remind them that these new media are tools, and tools are to be used in a spirit of patriotism. Technology should not be a trap for our children; it is a means to pass on rich, value-laden knowledge. I am confident that that vital lesson will not be forgotten,” President Kenyatta said.

The President was speaking at State Lodge, Kisumu, where he hosted this year’s Kenya National Drama Festival State Concert – conducted for the first time on a mobile state-of-the-art stage complete with a changing room. He pitched for the teaching of entrepreneurship education to artists as an avenue to foster talents and benefit the youth.


President Kenyatta said entrepreneurship education would enable young people to nurture and develop their skills so that they can excel.
“We wish to fully explore – we must fully explore – our rich talent for a global audience. After all, aren’t we ready, willing and able to go up against the world’s best? Of course we are. Aren’t our young people as talented as any other country’s youth? Of course they are,” President Kenyatta said.
He underscored the need to marshal every talent to make Kenya the free and prosperous nation that all Kenyans will be proud of.

“We cannot say we do not know what they want; the issues they have raised here, in poetry, in cultural dance and in drama remind us of the desire we share for a unity of purpose, no matter our diversities,” President Kenyatta said as he commended the winners for their sterling performance and topical messages ranging from national values and patriotism to peaceful elections and national cohesion.
President Kenyatta called on all Kenyans to draw lessons from the students, saying their performances represent the face of Kenya as the country prepares for the general election in August.

“We can learn from our students, who epitomise our unity in diversity. They remind us that despite our differences, we are one. We are one people, with the same goal. We are one great nation,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta pointed out that electioneering should not divide the country but rather teach the importance of unity and singleness of purpose.
The President also announced that his administration is undertaking curriculum reforms to equip young people with skills that will enable them compete favourably at the regional and global arena. He observed that delay in reforming the curriculum has long held back the country.
“It is my pleasure to say that my Administration is undertaking these long overdue curriculum reforms. A central part of that effort is the co-curricular programmes, which play such an important part in nurturing talent for individual and national development,” he said.
He emphasized that the Jubilee Administration is committed to providing equal opportunities to Kenyan children to enable them fully exploit their potential.


The President commended the festival organisers for implementing his directive on developing a cultural bilateral relationship with Uganda, saying the move is a major leap in promoting regional integration.

“I have learnt that since last year, over 1,000 students have benefited from participating in joint Festivals. We hope that Burundi and Rwanda as well as the other partner states from the region will soon be participating in the joint venture,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta also directed the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission to explore ways of boosting the morale of teachers who devote their time in preparing participants for the music and drama festivals by improving their welfare. He disclosed that the Government will allocate more funds to promote music, drama and culture.

Other speakers were Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, the Kenya National Drama Festival Chairman Kahura Chokera and Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma who warmly welcomed the President to the lakeside city.

After the concert, President Kenyatta handed over new music equipment to Super Extra Young band (formerly known as Boyieta Wuod Awasi) from Siaya County.




Pound recovers after Theresa May statement

The pound recovered in late-morning trading following the announcement by the Prime Minister Theresa May of a snap general election in June. Earlier, sterling had fallen after it was announced that Downing Street would make a statement. By about 11:10 BST, sterling was down only 0.1% at $1.266, while against the euroit was down 0.3% at 1.177 euros. On the stock market, the benchmark FTSE 100 share index was down 92 points, or 1.3%, at 7,235. Falling iron ore prices hit mining shares, with BHP Billiton down 3.2% and Anglo American dropping 3%. Energy shares were also lower as the price of oil fell following news of rising US shale oil output. BP shares were down 2.6%. In the FTSE 250, Ladbrokes Coral rose 1.8% after analysts at Davy raised their rating on the firm to "outperform". Bovis Homes was another mid-cap company to benefit from a broker upgrade. Shares in the housebuilder rose 1.1% after Jefferies raised its rating on the company to "buy".





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Theresa May moves to hold 8 June general election

Theresa May is seeking to hold a General Election on 8 June arguing it is the only way to secure stability ahead of Brexit. The shock move follows speculation the Prime Minister would call a poll to shore up her parliamentary position as Britain leaves the EU and given Labour's dire position in the polls. Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, introduced under the last coalition government, the next election was not due until 2020. However, a poll can be called before then if backed by two thirds of MPs or if there is a no confidence vote in the Government. The PM is to table a motion in the House of Commons on Wednesday and has called on MPs to back an election. Jeremy Corbyn has previously said Labour was ready to take its case to the country, but many MPs are likely to have private reservations, given the party's poor performance.





Kenyans Geoffrey Kirui, Edna Kiplagat sweep titles at Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat led a Kenyan clean sweep at the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, both timing late bursts to perfection to claim the men's and women's races of the prestigious event. Kirui, 24, produced a devastating sprint with four miles to go to settle an enthralling tactical battle with American rival Galen Rupp, the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist. Kirui waved and smiled as he took the tape in a time of 2hr 9min 37sec, with Rupp finishing in second. It was a masterful performance from the young Kenyan, who made his move with a 4:52 mile at the 22-mile mark that saw him pull clear of Rupp. Rupp battled desperately to stay in touch but was unable to respond as Kirui kept the pace up to leave the Oregon-based American in second in 2:09:58. Japan's Suguru Osako was third in 2:10:28. Kirui's time was well outside the world marathon record of 2:02:57 set by Kenya's Dennis Kimetto in Berlin in 2014.

In the women's race, Kiplagat conjured a similarly decisive burst over the closing stages to claim the race for the first time. The 2011 and 2013 world marathon champion took the tape in 2:21:52 after breaking away from the field with around eight miles to go. Kiplagat, 37, was greeted by her children and family members as she crossed the line. Rose Chelimo, the Kenyan-born runner who now represents Bahrain, was second in 2:22:51 while Jordan Hasay of the United States was third in 2:23:00. The Kenyan double came as a welcome boost for the East African superpower of long-distance running. Kenyan athletics was left reeling earlier this month after news that Kenya's 2016 Olympic women's marathon champion Jemima Sumgong had failed a drugs test. Sumgong's drug test was another black eye for Kenyan distance running. Sumgong's former training partner, the 2014 Chicago and Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo, is serving a four-year ban after also testing positive for EPO. Kenya was last year admonished by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which accused the country of non-compliance with its anti-doping code. The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and one of the most prestigious races over the distance on the athletics calendar.



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Edna Kiplagat of Kenya wins women's title in Boston Marathon

Edna Kiplagat of Kenya won her first Boston Marathon title, pulling away from the women's lead pack at around mile 20.
She finished in 2 hours, 21 minutes, 52 seconds on a sunny and warm Patriots Day after running the last several miles by herself. At mile 20, Kiplagat had a split of 5:01 for her last mile. Kiplagat, 37, has won marathons in London, New York and Los Angeles and two IAAF world championships. In the London Marathon in 2012, she broke 2:20, finishing second in 2:19:50. She is a police woman in Iten, Kenya, according to her race bio. She broke away from a pack that included Jordan Hasay of the United States, who is making her marathon debut. Hasay was third behind Rose Chelimo of Bahrain in 2:23. Hasay has the fastest time by an American woman in a debut marathon. American Desi Linden was part of the lead pack midway through the race but fell back shortly before Kiplagat made a push. Linden, a two-time Olympian, finished second in Boston in 2011.

All is set for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to Kisumu County where he will attend

the National Drama Festival and meet local leaders to discuss development issues.



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Britain's Got Talent 2017: Has this year’s

winner already been REVEALED?

Singer Sarah Ikumu looks like she could be heading to the final - Simon Cowell pressed his Golden Buzzer for singer Sarah Ikumu
Singer Sarah Ikumu looks like she could be heading to the final and perform at the Royal Variety performance after she became the first act to receive a Golden Buzzer this year. The 16-year-old stunned Simon Cowell - who buzzed for her - and the audience alike with her show-stopping rendition of And I Am Telling You on tonight’s opening episode of the ITV show. Britain’s Got Talent head judge Simon, 57, initially appeared cynical when she walked onto the stage while her parents and sister watched on in the audience.  He warned the teenager that she was about to take on one of "biggest songs in the world” shortly before she belted out the tune, which has been made famous by Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls. However, Simon was completely taken aback and hit his Golden Buzzer after she finished, getting a standing ovation from the crowd in process. "I have heard that song a lot," Simon said to Sarah as he gave her feedback on her audition. Simon continued: "I thought it started great and then it's like you became possessed halfway through, it was quite incredible." Fellow judge Amanda Holden described the audition as "mind-blowing", while Alesha Dixon said: "I didn't press that Golden Buzzer because I wanted Simon to press it - I want you to go far and I think Simon can help you because you are a superstar."  But it looked like David Walliams was less than impressed but luckily he was only joking as he quipped: "It was alright." This evening’s opening episode of Britain’s Got Talent featured quite a few memorable acts, including pint-sized stand-up comedian Ned Woodman and hilarious magician Niels Harder from Amsterdam. Emotions were running high on the ITV show as The Missing People Choir left people in tears as they gave a heart-wrenching performance of original song I Miss You dedicated to their lost loved ones. - Daily Express





Mudavadi, Kalonzo and Wetang’ula join forces

NASA Principals Wetangula and Mudavadi embrace as Kalonzo looks on at the inaugural NASA National rally in Bomet.
Another retreat has not yet been scheduled, but the four principals agreed to stick together. It is understood neither ODM chief Raila Odinga nor Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka would deputise the other. Principals Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya), Kalonzo and Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) said selection was biased in favour of Raila. Wetang’ula walked out. The April 9 retreat at Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi, was to select a candidate. “Nothing is agreed. I demand the ODM secretary general (Agnes Zani) withdraw her statement,” Kalonzo said last week after meeting Mudavadi. He referred to Zani’s statement affirming truth of the leaked portion of the NCC report saying best ticket would be Raila- Kalonzo. At Kilifi, A Ghanaian team briefed the principles on how to defeat a hostile government. Drama began when Wetang’ula protested against the presence of Raila’s Capitol Hill campaign team and others. Only the four principals and one close aids were supposed to attend. Raila brought at least six more advisers than allowed. Wetang’ula also protested against the method NASA’s National Coordinating Committee proposed to pick the flagbearer. Former VP Kalonzo was accompanied by his campaign manager Rodney Okoth, a UoN law lecturer. Mudavadi brought aide Kabatesi Kibisu. Wetang’ula was alone. Kalonzo and Mudavadi also opposed Raila’s large team and the selection process. They did not leave. The three principals protested Raila’s strategists had been staying at the hotel since April 7 and joined the talks. They included Adams Oloo and former ODM coordinator Caesar Asiyo. “The opposition chief arrived with Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and his NASA technical representative Abubakar Zein. It violated rules, requiring only eight people attend, and it annoyed other principals,” a Capitol Hill source told the Star.


On the flagbearer issue, the technical committee report was shelved after complaints some members were pushing a personal agenda. The report listed possible 12 potential tickets of presidents and running mates. It said the strongest against Jubilee was a Mudavadi-Kalonzo ticket — the reason the report was scrapped. NASA sources said a good number of the technical team favoured Raila and wanted to kill the report. Instead, lacking technical report, the principals settled on findings by the NCC. That team drafted five questions for a straw poll of principals. The questions, tabled by Ford Kenya Deputy leader Boni Khalwale, were: 1) Who should be flagbearer? (weight: 10 per cent); 2) Who has the best chance of winning? (40 per cent); 3) If your party leader is running mate, who should head the ticket? (15 per cent); 4) If your party leader is the presidential candidate, who should be the deputy? (20 per cent); 5) Who can win more votes in Jubilee strongholds? (15 per cent). However, Wetang’ula questioned why questions were weighted differently. He was supported by Mudavadi and Kalonzo who dismissed the proposed question strategy by NCC since numbers three and four are similar. In its recommendations, now scrapped, the technical committee agreed the presidential candidate must: 1) Have high numbers in opposition strongholds; 2) Change battle zones into NASA strongholds; and 3) Get 30 per cent of total votes in Jubilee strongholds. It had 12 ticket scenarios. The top three pairings in descending order of vote-getting are Mudavadi for President with Kalonzo as running mate; Raila-Kalonzo (leaked) and Kalonzo-Raila. However, it said any of top three could be the presidential candidate. - The Star




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 I used to think that maturity was about age and physical development, how wrong I was. I have since found out that age is only but a number, below are 20 definitions of *MATURITY*

 1.... *Maturity* is when you accept other people the way they are and their level of maturity.
 2.... *Maturity* is when you understand that your ideas are not always the best.
 3.... *Maturity* is when you learn to let go even if it pains.
 4... *Maturity* is when you are able to drop expectations from a relationship and give for giving sake.
 5.... *Maturity* is when you understand that whatever positive things you do, you do for your own peace.
 6... *Maturity* is when you stop proving to the world how RIGHT OR SUPERIOR you are.
 7.... *Maturity* is when you stop comparing yourself with others because life is not a competition.
 8.... *Maturity* is when you understand that you cant and shouldn't always get what you want every time.
 9.... *Maturity* is when you are content and satisfied with your life and yet aspiring to be better everyday..
 10.... *Maturity* is when someone hurt you and you understand their attitude and stay clear, rather than trying to hurt them back.
 11.... *Maturity* is when you start thinking about other people and not just yourself.
 12.... *Maturity* is when you know you cant please everyone.
 13.... *Maturity* is when you see things in different perspectives - far beyond the way they seem.
 14.... *Maturity* is when you love more and judge less.
 15.... *Maturity* is responsibility
 16.... *Maturity* is Love
 17.... *Maturity* is the application of wisdom and knowledge in humility..
 18... *Maturity* is when you accept that your accomplishment, failures, destiny, reputations and virtually everything about your life depends on God's will and the choices you make and not pointing fingers at others.
 19... *Maturity* is when someone hates you and you still pray for them to succeed.
 20.... *Maturity* is knowing God, serving Him with all that you've got and pursuing His Kingdom no matter what people think or say...
 *+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+*NASA’s Coastal retreat to name the presidential flagbearer collapsed in disarray, creating new alignments within the unsettled opposition, the Star has established.



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Kenyan Girl Sarah Njoki Ikumu Gatoto goes straight

to the live semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent

She is the first Kenyan to achieve this level



It was the best performance on stage by Sarah Njoki Ikumu Gatoto of  Milton Keynes. She is the daughter of Pastor Alex Gatoto and his Mrs. Ikumu originally from Kenya. Sarah Ikumu goes straight to the live semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent as she becomes Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act. The 15-year-old singer blows everyone away with her rendition of And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going When a nervous Sarah Ikumu took to the Britain's Got Talent stage, we had no idea what was about to happen. Out of absolutely nowhere, this incredible voice builds and builds to deliver arguably the best performance of the night in BGT's first episode and became Simon's Golden Buzzer act. The 15-year-old might be in Year 11 and studying for her GCSEs, but in this Saturday's episode she delivers a staggering rendition of the song made famous by Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls – a song described by Simon Cowell as “one of the biggest songs in the world”. Just moments after she finished singing, Simon reached over and hit his Golden Buzzer for the teenager, sending her straight into the live semi-finals. “Sarah, I’ve heard this song a lot,” explained Simon. “And it started off really well…and then it’s like you became possessed half way through. It was quite incredible, and for someone of your age to stand on this stage with all the nerves and all the pressure, to absolutely – not just nail the song – you made it your song.” Amanda said she was “absolutely thrilled” that Sarah got the Golden Buzzer, while Alesha said she wasn’t allowed to have that much talent at such a young age. “It’s insane,” she said. “I want you to go far and I think Simon can help you because you are a superstar.” The said that being Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act was a “dream come true” and that he was the one she wanted to impress.


Pastor Alex Ikumu Gatoto and his wife congratulating their daughter on the stage the the excellent performance

Who is Sarah Ikumu?

Age: Sarah Njoki Ikumu Gatoto, 15 From: Milton Keynes Sarah is currently studying for her GCSEs and is in Year 11 at school. She’s previously won Milton Keynes Young Musician of the Year and there's a video of her performing Aretha Franklin's Think at the Midlands Teen Star area final two years ago when she was 13. Yep, 13 years old. But we get the feeling she’ll be onto even bigger and better things from now on.  Videos of her performing on YouTube have been uploaded by ChartHouse Music, a "London-based artist development company". They explain that their industry experts provide "a tailor-made programme, which is focused on developing you as an artist and push your career to the next level." You can see more from Sarah on her Facebook page here and you can see her performing Beyoncé's.  - CLICK HERE FOR THE WONDERFUL SARAH NJOKI IKUMU EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE






The memorial service of the late Pastor Naomi Wairimu Gichuhi took place on Saturday 15th April, 2017 at St. Marks Anglican Church, Beckton, 218 Tollgate Road, Beckton, London. A large number of Kenyans attended the ceremony. Notably at the ceremony is how Kenyans kept time - the ceremony started 15 minutes before time and finished 15 minutes before time. The body of the late Pastor Naomi will be leaving London for Kenya this weekend and the family will be travelling to Kenya on Tuesday 18th April, 2017.  The late Pastor Naomi Wairimu Gichuhi will be put to rest on Saturday 22 April 2017. Family and Friends will leave Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home (Mbagathi Way) at 8:00am and head to Kiambu County, Githunguri Constituency, Kagaa Sub location where the Burial Ceremony will begin at 10:00am. For more information call: + 254722611654 or +254722131622.

A section of family and friends who attended the memorial service of the Late Pastor Naomi in London on Friday


Funeral directors loading the coffin of the late Pastor Naomi Gichihi in to their vehicle from the church on it way to Kenya. On right is the funeral director staff saying good bye to Pastor Anthony Gichuhi (white) and family after the memorial service. More later.





Six arrested in Narok for having marked ODM nomination papers

Six people were arrested in Narok on Saturday after they were found with marked ballot papers for the ODM primaries. They were apprehended at a hotel in Kilgoris town and taken to Kilgoris CID headquarters for grilling. Police said the group was found with pre-marked ballot papers for the woman representative and Kilgoris MP seats.


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Dr Joe Karogi from North Carolina is in London

Dr Karogi in London : Dr Joe Karogi from North Carolina is in London speaking at Pillars of Truth in Woolich. He is the founder of Kenya Christian Fellowship in America. He is a one stop shop to many issues affecting Kenyan in diaspora in America. He is being hosted by Rev Thomas and Mary Turuthi of Pillars of Truth Ministries. Dr Karogi is a blessings to many. He is in London only for this weekend.





UK man Christopher Laidler dies after falling from building in Thailand


Catch up with Sarah Ikumu daughter of

Pastor Gatoto of MK on ITV at 8.00 p.m.Sato



North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack' amid show of force




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Kabete MP aspirant Charles Chege missing, car found with bullet holes

Kabete MP aspirant Charles Chege's car, which was found near a dam in Gitaru area, at King'eero police station, April 15, 2017.
Kabete MP aspirant Charles Chege was reported missing after his car was found with two bullet holes near a dam in Gitaru area on Saturday. Kabete OCPD Joseph Ongaya said they collected two spent cartridges from the place where the Toyota Prado was found. He added that two mobile phones which were off were found in the car. They are believed to be Chege's. Ongaya said the bullet holes were on the back left door of the car, near the lock, and that the back windscreen had been smashed. “We are investigating how it was smashed," he said at his office adding they ruled out gunshots.


Kabete residents hold demonstrations, following the disappearance of MP aspirant

Charles Chege, whose vehicle was found with bullet holes, April 15, 2017. 

Ongaya said a resident who called King’eero police station reported hearing gunshots at about 3am. Officers who were on patrol responded to the alert while those of the crime scene at the DCI visited the scene. “When our officers arrived, they told us it was Chege’s vehicle and that no one was around. They said there were no blood stains," Ongaya said. The OCPD said the vehicle was towed to the station and that Chege’s driver was helping with investigations. No suspects have been arrested so far. Ongaya urged residents to be patient while investigations are carried out. But they held demonstrations at major trading centres saying they had been preparing for Chege's launch of his manifesto at Kanjeru stadium today. The aspirant wants to succeed Ferdinand Waititu who is vying for the Kiambu Governor seat held by William Kabogo. Some of the protesters lit bonfires on Gitaru-Wangige road using old tires and blocked it. Others took the protests to Wangige, Kanjeru, Uthiru, Nyanthuna and Ndumboini. The people described Chege, popularly known as Chege Fresh, as an approachable, patient and caring politician. “He is friendly and development-oriented. He has put up street lights in villages and trading centres,” said Michael Njoroge. Nancy Waweru said: "We are so angered by how he disappeared. We want police to investigate and bring the attacker to book. We want to know what happened." Another group of Chege's supporters demonstrated at the station. Officers urged them to remain calm and submit any helpful information. - The Star





U.S. Sending Troops to Somalia to Help Fight Al Shabaab

The United States military on Friday announced it is sending dozens of soldiers to Somalia to help defeat Al Shabaab. The US African Command said about 40 soldiers will be deployed to train and equip about 22,000 Somalia and AMISOM forces currently fighting Al Shabaab. "United States Africa Command will conduct various security cooperation and/or security force assistance events in Somalia in order to assist our allies and partners," said Pat Barnes, U.S. Africa Command spokesman in an interview with Voice of America. The move comes a few weeks after S President Donald Trump approved a more aggressive military operation style in Somalia that allows the chief of the US Africa Command to authorize more military strikes against the terrorist group. This is the first time since 1993 that the US is sending troops on the ground in Somalia. In 1993, the US withdrew its military personnel in the country after two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down by rebels and 18 soldiers killed. The military personnel were in the country in an operation meant to capture warlord Mohammed Farah Aideed and his allies.




Meetings takes place on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th only at Revival House,

500 High Street North E12. Memorial on Saturday venue to be confirmed

The late Pastor Naomi Wairimu Gichuhi


It is with great sadness, we inform you of the death of Pastor Naomi Wairimu (Karembo) Gichuhi. Mother to Orpah Gichuhi and Ebenezer Gichuhi, She was the dear and most beloved wife of Reverend Anthony Gichuhi {Pastor Tony} of Remnant Christian Centre, Stratford London. Daughter to Godfrey Njoroge Mumita and Marion Wakonyo Njoroge, sister to the late Esther Kanyi, Jane Waithira of Oxford Uk, Bernard Mumita formaly of Reading, Marion Joyce Wanjiku {iku}of Oxford UK, Roslyne Nyambutu of Oxford uk , Mary Wanjiru {injo} Oxford. Peter  Kinyanjui  Kenya. Prayer meetings to celebrate and thank Jehovah for Naomi's life are taking place on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April 2017 ONLY from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Revival House Church, 500 High Street North, Manor park, London, E12 6QN. Oxford meetings ends on Monday 10th April, 2017. Nairobi meetings are taking place at Home- land Hotel, Thika road,Next to Sagas from 5pm.   UK contacts: pastor Mary 07891221763, Amose: 07939624765, Nyambutu:07865362003, Iku:07867115699, Rev. Tony: 07904221791. Kenya: Pastor Lilian Young: +254722592654, Cate Matahe: +254720979711, Mary +254724992831 or Injo 00254740292373. Those wishing to help financially can do so through Account NatWest Bank Anthony Gichuhi. Natwest 31574890. sc. 56-00-47. Memorial service takes place on Saturday 15th April, 2017 at Saint Marks Church & Community Centre, 218 Tollgate Rd, Beckton, London E6 5YA as from 5.00 p.m.The late Pastor Naomi Wairimu Gichuhi will be put to rest on Saturday 22 April 2017. Family and Friends will leave Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home (Mbagathi Way ) at 8:00am and head to Kiambu County, Githunguri Constituency, Kagaa Sub location where the Burial Ceremony will begin at 10:00am. For more information call: +254722611654 or +254722131622.



The memorial service to celebrate and thank Jehovah God for the life of Pastor Naomi Wairimu Gichuhi (Beloved wife of Reverend Pastor Anthony Gichuhi-and the devoted mother to Orpah and Ebenezer) shall take place this Saturday the 15th of April 2017 starting promptly at 5.00PM. The venue is St. Marks Anglican Church, Beckton, 218 Tollgate Road, Beckton, London, E6 5YA. We warmly welcome you to join Reverend Gichuhi and his family to pray for the eternal rest of his wife's soul. DRESS CODE: NO BLACK ATTIRE PLEASE. Preferably cream, gold, white, yellow. The nearest train station is Beckton via DLR and bus numbers 262 from Stratford and bus 300 from Eastham. Burial to take place in Kenya and the date to be confirmed later.




Christians mark Good Friday amid peace messages

Faithful from Christ The King cathedral in Nakuru on April 14, 2017 mark Good Friday, while re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Thousands of Christians gathered in churches to celebrate Good Friday as they marked the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. In Kisumu, Christians gathered in churches for prayers before marching in processions across the town, the scorching sun notwithstanding. They chanted songs of praise in honour of the suffering that Jesus Christ went through after betrayal by one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot. At the St Theresa Catholic Church in Kibuye, Kisumu, the worshippers, guided by their religious leaders, carried a cross and a portrait of Jesus Christ with everyone genuflecting every now and them and lifting their rosaries. In church, the clergy preached messages of peace and urged Kenyans to shun divisive politics. Father Callori Achok of Kibuye parish asked politicians to guide Kenyans in the right direction during campaigns. “The mission of Jesus Christ was to save the world through suffering and death. Let us embrace peace as Christians that He brought through His suffering and death because in Him all of us are one,” he said. In Eldoret, Bishop Cornelius Korir of Eldoret Catholic Diocese called on politicians to embrace peaceful campaigns during the party primaries this month. Addressing journalists when he led the Catholic faithful to mark the Way of the Cross in Eldoret town yesterday, he urged politicians to stop propagating tribalism as they seek votes. “Campaigns for elections should not be pegged on tribalism. It should be a democratic process that involves all Kenyans from different tribal backgrounds,” said Bishop Korir. He said that the current political campaigns in the country could pose a threat to the peace and stability that the country has been enjoying since the 2007 post-election violence if not handled carefully. The cleric cautioned politicians against uttering reckless words during the campaign period that could incite Kenyans against each other. - Daily Nation.


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The Daily Express says a nuclear war between North Korea and the US could break out "at any moment", with the rogue state vowing to "pulverise" American bases in South Korea...

China warning as tensions over North Korea rise

China has warned that tensions over North Korea have to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage".
The warning from Beijing, Pyongyang's sole major ally, came as North Korea said it would not "keep its arms crossed" in the face of a pre-emptive strike by the US military. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said: "We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other, whether in words or actions, and not let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage." "Force cannot solve the problem, dialogue can be the only channel to resolve the problem," he added. "Once a war really happens, the result will be nothing but multiple loss. No one can become a winner." Tensions are deepening as the US has sent an aircraft carrier to waters off the Korean peninsula. It is also conducting its biggest-ever joint military exercises with South Korea.






Bishop Samuel Muya (left) was joined by other pastors to pray for Rev. Anthony Gichuhi and family on right.

"Death is as a result of sin. It is a curse, this was said by Bishop Samuel Kamuri Muya of Talents Revival Churches, Elburgon, Kenya while preaching at Revival House, London on Monday 10th April, 2017. This was during a mourning service of Pastor Naomi Wairimu Gichuhi who passed away in London on Wednesday 5th April, 2017. It's out of the anger of God to us mankind after disobedient, it is a bad experience, it comes to Kings, Queens, Sultans, Presidents, the rich and the poor. It comes with a package of sadness, sorrow, bitterness, financial material and time loss. Emptiness and loneliness are accompaniments of death. 1 Corinthians 15:26 proves death is an enemy to live with man till rapture. 1 Thessalonians 4:16. But the greatest achievement and accomplishment is that after resurrections we shall have an opportunity to engage death this time to mock and blasphemy it. Death where is your victory, where oh death is your sting. The sting of death is sin the power of sin is the law. Thanks to be God who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus." Bishop Muya said.


Consumers have been handed a marginal reprieve at the pump after Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) lowered prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene


High Flying Nakuru Speaker Susan Kihika’s Sponsor revealed

Nakuru County Assembly speaker,Susan Kihika is said to be spending millions in her campaign Photo: Courtesy

Susan Wakarura Kihika, the sweet-faced political science and law graduate and the current Nakuru County Speaker has declared interest in the 2017 senatorial race. Her well-oiled campaign which started sometime in February 2015 has wowed many, including those contesting against her. Those privy to her campaign strategy claim that she spends not less than Sh500,000 at any given time for the seat she declared she must win come August 8. Her opponents, left feeling the heat have started questioning the source of Kihika’s wealth. In April last year, members of a civil society group called on the anti-graft agency to investigate the county speaker for using a helicopter to do early campaigns ahead of the 2017 elections. Led by Nakuru Residents Accountability Forum Chairman James Kimani, they called on the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate the source of money the speaker is using for her flashy campaigns. The daughter of the late maverick politician Kihika Kimani was being accused of dishing out huge amounts of money during public functions as she campaigns to be the next Nakuru senator. She dismissed these allegations as malicious. Earlier in May, Kihika had used a helicopter to fly to events presided over by Deputy President William Ruto during his tour of the region.


“She might have spent at least Sh5 million in a span of two days, while we still demand a lot from her as the speaker,” one of her opponents whined.  But as the civil society activist continue to speculate on Kihika’s change of fortune, those in the know say the power behind Kihika’s financial might- is none other than a mysterious businessman called Sam Mburu. “I suspect her campaign is being funded by the wealthy businessman called Kiongozi (to read Mburu),” said a close ally of the speaker who did not wish to be named. The little-known Mburu is described as a wealthy, humble, down to earth and generous man. Mburu — also known as Kiongozi (Kiswahili word for leader) is allegedly a close associate of Deputy President William Ruto — and is often seen in his company especially during public events across the Rift Valley region. Mburu is a man of few words and IS always in the company other young men whose extravagant lifestyle, sources say, he finances. This is the man said to be sponsoring Kihika’s high profile campaign — complete with Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and occasionally, a helicopter. - The Standard.


So sad: Churchill show comedian ‘AKA Aiyeya ‘passes on after being involved in tragic car accident





Comedian Emmanuel Makori during his last performance  

Churchill show comedian Emmanuel Makori popularly known as Aiyeya has passed on. The Comedian passed on last night after he was involved in car crash along Magadi road as he was driving home to Rongai.  Aiyeya was from the Churchill show recording with his wife and had passed through Galleria mall to purchase a few things. He was also in company of his fellow comedian Paul wa Kimani and Olweny who sustained injuries and are currently recuperating at Kenyatta National Hospital. The accident happened near the Catholic University of East Africa turn.  Speaking to SDE, a source told us that the comedian had a good show last night. “The fateful night had started well after the comedian gave a good performance at the show recording. It is sad”, he told us. - The Standard



Police have arrested a 25-year-old college student who allegedly

strangled his lover and stuffed her body in a fridge

Abdulkarim Njoroge was arrested on Tuesday in Mtwapa, Mombasa, after a two-week search following the murder of Irene Kananu on March 31 in Kiambu. Kananu’s body was found naked, with her head, inside the refrigerator while her legs and hips were sticking out. Njoroge allegedly strangled the HR officer after a row at her house in Kahawa Wendani. Kananu was an employee of chemical giant Henkel in Industrial Area. The pair reportedly fought after Kananu learnt that Njoroge had made pregnant a neighbor, his secret lover, who lived in the same flats. They frequently argued over claims of infidelity. Kananu’s sister Catherine Nduta reported her missing on April 3 at Githurai Kimbo police station. She said Kananu’s mobile phone had been switched off. Police opened investigations and two days later, investigators broke into Kananu’s house where they found her dead. There were no visible wounds but pathologists said she was strangled. Yesterday, Ruiru police chief Isaac Thuranira confirmed the arrest but declined to comment. Neighbours told police Njoroge was a regular visitor at Kananu’s house. Police said Njoroge drove out of the compound in Kananu’s car on April 3 alone. It is alleged he withdrew Sh40,000 from Kananu’s M-Pesa account, and used it to fuel the car. Police said they intend to charge him with murder and theft of a motor vehicle and cash. - The Star




The elephant rescued a buffalo from a lion. This

can be seen once in a lifetime / Very touching





The ABC has confirmed Family First's Lucy Gichuhi has won the ballot to replace former senator Bob Day in the Senate, after the High Court ordered a recount. The High Court still needs to officially declare the result of the recount, and will consider questions raised about her citizenship. The Kenyan-born lawyer migrated to Australia in 1999, became an Australian citizen in 2001, and will become the first person of Kenyan descent elected to Federal Parliament. She was second on the Family First ticket in South Australia, after her predecessor, Mr Day. "I am honoured and grateful for this opportunity to serve Australia. I see it as an opportunity to give back to this great nation," Ms Gichuhi said in a statement. "I do not intend on commenting on the processes that have brought us to this point. As a lawyer, I am deeply respectful of both the legal and electoral processes. "I am an Australian citizen and am eligible to serve. I will continue to take advice on all of these matters as we move forward."

Last week, the High Court sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns found Mr Day should never have been elected to the Upper House because he had breached the constitution in the lease arrangements for his office. That decision triggered a special recount of the South Australian Senate vote. Mr Day had already resigned his seat in Parliament after his construction business Home Australia Group went into liquidation. There have been concerns Ms Gichuhi could face a legal challenge to her own eligibility to sit in the Senate because of her nationality. She maintained she had never held dual citizenship, which could prevent her from taking her seat in the red chamber. Acting shadow attorney-general Katy Gallagher said it was a "complicated legal issue". "After obtaining legal advice from senior counsel, the ALP is considering making a further submission on this matter when the Court of Disputed Returns considers it again next week," she said. "This is not about Ms Gichuhi, this is about the integrity of the Senate and electoral system." It is the second time the Electoral Commission has had to order a recount in last year's Senate vote, after the High Court also ruled former One Nation senator for Western Australia Rod Culleton's election was invalid. Mr Culleton has since been replaced by his brother-in-law, Peter Georgiou.




ODM annuls nomination results for Busia governor's seat

The ODM National Elections Board (NEB) has nullified the results of the Busia gubernatorial nominations, just hours after Governor Sospeter Ojaamong was declared winner. The results were rejected by his closest competitor, Funyula MP Paul Otuoma, and his supporters. In a statement, NEB chairperson Judith Pareno said the board had noticed major irregularities in the Busia gubernatorial nomination process “which if announced as is can cause discordance among members in the County”. “In view of the above reasons, the Board has made a decision to nullify the Busia gubernatorial nomination results and ordered a repeat exercise on Tuesday 25th April 2017,” the statement said. However, results for other seats will remain as they were received, Ms Pareno said. The board also received results from returning officers in Bungoma and Machakos counties, which also conducted their nominations on Thursday. - Daily Nation.


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Mystery as donkey found killed, genitals chopped off in Mwingi

A donkey that had been stolen from a home in Mwingi West was found on Friday with its genitals chopped off. Shocked residents of Musuani location said they suspect the beast of burden was slaughtered for witchcraft. This followed a wave of donkey disappearances in the area for the past ten days. The animal was skinned and only the parts taken away under circumstances that locals were yet to fathom. Caroline Mumbi, whose donkey was stolen, said they wonder what the perpetrators are doing with the parts. "It is shocking that someone can do such a thing to a domestic animal." - The Star



NASA principals will lose and sink into irrelevance

IT is a very long story. Initially, Raila Odinga met Musalia Mudavadi to talk about their working together, but the latter was very difficult and jittery, following the falling out in 2012. They organised one day to meet when they were going to the USA for the Democratic Institute convention. After that, Raila went to Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli in Kajiado and slept there for two days trying to get Atwoli to convince Mudavadi to come on board. Raila and Atwoli agreed and struck a deal that some public opinion poll be done to show Mudavadi as very popular. Later the poll was done and the coronation took place in Kakamega’s Masinde Muliro Gardens. Raila and his team thought that Mudavadi was coming on board to support him for the presidency this year. However, the word and the picture they created out there was that Mudavadi would be the candidate, which was a lie, because at that time I was privy to those details and I told the fellows who were around Musalia that they had been duped but they never wanted to listen. So, when the time came and they got in, they believed that they were going to be given the ticket – and that is the lie they went around telling the community. Raila is not going to give in and Musalia has already told the community that he is going to be the candidate. So what happens? Will Raila leave the ticket to Mudavadi? No he won't. Does Mudavadi leave NASA? No, because if he leaves the Luyhas abandon him and say he is a weakling and has been cheated again. So what does he do? He is in a very awkward position because if he comes and tells the Luyhas that he has been cheated, he will be asked whether this is the first time he has been duped. They will tell him to his face that you told us you were the candidate and if you aren't then we have no business with you. It is a very difficult situation for them. If they don't agree, which is most likely, there will be a breakup, if there is a breakup then everybody runs on his own, thinking that there will be a runoff. But they will lose, the whole lot of them – and become irrelevant. - The Star



US drops 'mother of all bombs' on IS-held caves in Afghanistan

The US military says it has dropped the "mother of all bombs" on a series of caves used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan. It is the first time this type of bomb has been used in combat, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said. It was dropped from an MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, very close to the border with Pakistan. The GBU-43 bomb, weighing 21,600 lbs (9,797kg), is GPS-guided, contains 11 tonnes of explosives and is the US military's largest non-nuclear device. Its nickname, 'the mother of all bombs', is based on the name given to it by the US Air Force - 'Massive Ordnance Air Blast' bomb and it is regarded as particularly effective against clusters of targets on or just underneath the ground. Mr Stump said the bomb was dropped on a group of caves and bunkers, believed to be used by Islamic State in Afghanistan, an affiliate group known by its US military acronym of 'ISIS-K'. The weapon, which was first tested just days before the Iraq War in March 2013, was dropped at 7.32pm local time (4.02pm UK time) after its deployment was signed off by General John Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan. General Nicholson said the strike was designed to minimise the risk to Afghan and US forces conducting clearing operations in the Achin area "while maximising the destruction" of IS fighters and facilities.



ODM fines Elizabeth Ongoro, Okoth Obado Sh3m over chaos

Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro (left) and Migori governor Okoth Obado when they appeared before the ODM disciplinary committee on April 10, 2017. They have been ordered to pay a total of Sh3 million as punishment for chaos perpetrated by their supporters

The ODM disciplinary committee has cracked the whip on members involved in recent chaos that were witnessed in the run up to party nominations which started Thursday. Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro has been fined Sh1 million and told to vie in another constituency other than Ruaraka, where she had been planning to battle it out with incumbent MP TJ Kajwang. Last week, Ms Ongoro stormed Orange House accompanied by rowdy youths complaining that the party had decided to give direct nomination to Mr Kajwang thus denying her a chance to vie for the Ruaraka seat on ODM. The disciplinary committee has also told her to publicly apologise to the party and the executive director of the party Mr Oduor Ong'wen who was roughed up by the youths during the incident. The senator has to comply with the committee’s recommendations within seven days failure to which she will be disqualified from contesting.

At the same time, Migori governor Okoth Obado was ordered to pay a fine of Sh2 million for ordering youths to storm party offices and the violence witnessed in Migori recently. He should also submit a written apology to party leader Raila Odinga. He is also expected to comply with the ruling within seven days failure to which he will be disqualified from running on the party’s ticket. Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang' was cautioned and asked to contain his supporters against engaging in violence and also reaffirm his commitment to the party.

The committee also recommended that Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong and Funyula MP Paul Otuoma be reprimanded and cautioned to control their supporters prior to, during and after the party nominations. They are also to reaffirm their commitment to the party's code of conduct. However, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, senators James Orengo (Siaya), Anyang Nyong'o (Kisumu) and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed were let off the hook as there were no recommendations against them. - Daily Nation.


Former Finance minister David Mwiraria dies at Karen Hospital

Former Finance minister David Mwiraria, who died at Karen Hospital on April 13, 2017

In the heady days after Daniel arap Moi left State House after 24 long years, a bespectacled, short, quiet man took over the Treasury as the Mwai Kibaki’s right-hand man at the Ministry of Finance. That man was Daudi Mwiraria – a member of the family said that he preferred to be called Daudi. But the Kenyan public, with its penchant for the formality inherited from the British bureaucracy, preferred to call him David Mwiraria. Mr Mwiraria succumbed to cancer at Karen Hospital Thursday morning. It had progressed to Stage Four. He was 79. At the former minister’s home in Karen on Mukinduri Road workers were busy putting up tents. A few visitors had come to pay their respects. Reporters were told the family was not ready to issue a statement on his demise but would do so later.

The former Finance minister and Alliance High School alumnus was an accomplished economist and one of retired President Kibaki’s most trusted friends. Like Mr Kibaki, he was a graduate of Makerere University, where he studied for his Masters after attaining his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics at the University of East Africa, Uganda. He was one of a number of veterans who had been in the system since the 1960s, helping shape policy and then eventually going into politics and was elected MP for North Imenti in 1992. It was 21 years after his election that he took over at Treasury, trying to revive an economy in the doldrums and working in a government that headed a country that was in 2003 rated as among the most optimistic in the world. He is credited with instilling financial discipline in government, resulting in stabilizing fluctuating interest rates and turning around an economy that was recording negative growth. - Daily Nation.



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UK Government Issues New Travel Warning for Kenya

The government of the United Kingdom has issued a new travel warning for Kenya. In the travel warning issue on Wednesday, the UK government warns its citizens to stay away from public gatherings during this electioneering period. “Rallies and protests may take place during primaries and in the lead up to, during and after elections. You should take care in public places where people gather, and exercise a heightened level of vigilance,” read in part a statement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The new warning does not warn British nationals from visiting any particular regions in Kenya, but a previous warning them to avoid visiting Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Lamu, and Eastleigh in Nairobi still stands. The UK advisory comes less than a week after the United States issued a similar travel alert for its citizen, also related to the upcoming primary and general elections (READ: US State Department Issues Travel Alert for Kenya). The Kenya general elections take place on August 8th, 2017



Chaos, confusion hit ODM nominations in Busia


Optiven Group Team from Kenya visits Kenya High Commission

Optiven team from Kenya visiting the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo

(2nd from far left) on Wednesday 12th April, 2017 lead by their CEO Mr. George Wachiuri (far left)

The Optiven Group team currently visiting the UK visited the offices of the Kenya High Commission on Wednesday 12th April, 2017. Lead by their Mr. George Wachiuri the team met the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo in his office in London. The High commissioner applauded Optiven for the work they have been doing for the last 18 years and more so to millions of Shillings committed to community needs including education scholarships, building free houses for the senior forgotten citizens , Poverty alleviation, health and environmental issues. Optiven foundation donated food to over 5 counties to help feed thousands of households after the President of Kenya declared drought as a National Disaster in 2017. Optiven real estate will keep to its vision of being pacesetters in Social Economic Transformation. With objectives of settling Kenyans, creating over 15 000 jobs and empowering many Kenyans abroad to invest back home, not only to real estate but even in other sectors as Kenya is on growth mode. Optiven is happy with the people of UK for an extraordinary support to the Optiven team. Optiven thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya for supporting companies like Optiven when preparation to Empower Kenyans in Diaspora. The Diaspora department in Nairobi has been of great support to Optiven Group and other companies that venture to diaspora. This is a sure way of growing our County for generations to come. Optiven team had a chance to brief the H.E the High Commissioner on very productive visits and investment meetings with Kenyans in Hertfordshire, Reading,Swidon and Luton and more planed in Coventry, Oxford, Manchester and Scotland.

* Optiven team is gearing up for upcoming meeting in
* Coventry Friday 14th April
* Northampton Saturday 15th April
* London Sunday 16th
* Manchester Sunday 23rd April
* Oxford 22nd April
* Scotland 29th to 30th April
* Edinburgh 2nd to 4th May

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Luxury British car brand Bentley launches in Kenya

Transport firm Multiple Group has been appointed the local dealer of luxury car brand Bentley, with the first models expected to arrive in June. The move expands Multiple’s presence in the new luxury car market, which it entered in 2014 with the Porsche brand. Local customers have already paid for five Bentleys whose prices start from $270,000 (Sh27 million) and can top the $390,000 (Sh39 million) depending on the level of customisation. “We are setting up the Bentley dealership through a company called Bentley Nairobi,” Mr Dimitris Karakoulas, an executive at Multiple’s automotive division, told the Business Daily. “We expect to sell up to nine Bentleys by the end of the year. We already have orders for five units,” he said, adding that the dealer is targeting rich customers with finer motoring tastes. The dealer will start selling the Bentayga (SUV), Flying Spur (sedan) and Continental GT (two-door coupé) and could further expand the line-up to include Mulsanne, which has an extended wheel base. Mr Karakoulas said Bentley buyers are mostly rich families with dynastic wealth and self-made entrepreneurs who emphasise quality and distinction in their consumption. The pricing of Bentleys indicates the models will have few rivals including Range Rover Autobiography (sold by RMA Kenya) and Mercedes-Maybach and S-Class (DT Dobie). The entry of Bentley underlines increased spending on luxury items by Kenya’s super-rich whose ranks have grown in the past decade thanks to overall economic expansion and a rally in the price of specific assets including real estate. Multiple is spending $20 million (Sh2 billion) on a new complex that will house a show room and service centre for the Bentley and Porsche dealership, Mr Karakoulas said. Bentley and Porsche are part of the brands owned by Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen Group. -


Fake Daily Nation Newspaper printed in Busia


Elizabeth Gathoni Koinange - Celebrating Life at 117

This is an affectionate portrait of Elizabeth Gathoni Koinange - a woman who lives a short drive outside Nairobi - and who celebrated her 117th birthday this year. Her story, and that of her family, is told by Elizabeth's own great granddaughter Priscilla Ng'ethe. - CLICK HERE FOR THE DOCUMENTARY


Fresh trial for four jailed for 72 years in S Sudan

Kenyan ambassador to South Sudan Cleland Leshore visits the four Kenyans jailed in South Sudan over fraud claims, March 14, 2017. 

A Court of Appeal in Juba has ordered the retrial of four Kenyans who had been jailed for 72 years. They were among 16 people who in June last year were imprisoned over allegations of forgery and money laundering, resulting in the loss of $14 million (Sh1.8 billion) from President Salva Kiir’s office. They were held at a military detention facility for nine months. Then they went on trial for five months and were subjected to what many legal experts call a further miscarriage of justice. The four worked for Click Technologies Company, with Ravi Ghaghda serving as a Business Development manager, Boniface Muriuki as Sales and Development manager, while Anthony Keya and Anthony Mwadime were employees. Their families have lobbied to have them provided with legal aid through the Kenyan embassy in Juba and the Foreign Affairs ministry to get a fair trial. They even asked that the four be brought back to stand trial in Kenya. These efforts failed as Foreign Affairs officials often ignored them and at times gave false promises. The ruling on Tuesday provides hope not only to the convicts but also their families. In March the families held a vigil in Nairobi’s Intercontinental hotel to demand their release. The Appeals court, in an 80-page ruling, quashed the imprisonment and directed that the accused remain in Juba Central Prison as the retrial is heard and determined. “To us as families, the ruling comes as [the] biggest relief, a new day, and we sincerely hope the Kenyan government this time round will help with [the much-] needed legal aid so as they can undergo a fair trail,” Tejal Ghaghda, Ravi’s youngest sister, said. The four were detained and investigated for about one year and tried without lawyers before they were sentenced. Last month the Foreign Affairs ministry denied the Kenyan government had abandoned the four. Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed told Parliament she would follow up the matter but the families of the four said no action had been taken. Via Twitter, the ministry said, “It is not true that the [South Sudan four] have been ignored.” It said it was following the proceedings keenly but “cannot prosecute the case in public at the risk of jeopardising negotiations”. - The Star





These hanging gardens like those of Babylon were caught by Mr. Seed in the City of Rome, Italy. The Hanging Gardens — one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, in the city of Babylon. “In addition to its size,” wrote Herodotus, a Greek historian in 450 BC, “Babylon surpasses in splendor any city in the known world.” Legends says that the Gardens were built by King Nebuchadnezzar so that the queen, his wife, would have a lovely, private, terraced garden to enjoy and to remind her of the landscape of her childhood home.  - CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO


Jailed: Jealous husband who stabbed accountant wife to

death when she admitted affair with family friend

Stuart Gallear was found guilty of killing his wife (PA)

A jealous husband who stabbed his accountant wife to death after she told him she had rekindled an affair with a joiner has been sentenced to life in prison. Stuart Gallear, 51, admitted manslaughter but claimed he did not intend to kill wife Mandy, 42, in the kitchen of their home in Hindley, Wigan. Gallear said he had momentarily lost self-control. But a jury at Manchester Crown Court rejected his account and unanimously found him guilty of murder. Sentencing him on Wednesday to life imprisonment, Mr Justice Openshaw said Gallear “gave way to self-indulgence, verging on self-pity” as he faced the break-up of his marriage and his family. Police arrived at the couple’s home in Makinson Avenue within 10 minutes of the defendant ringing for an ambulance and found the mother of two lying motionless on the kitchen floor with three deep wounds to her chest.



Mother of Missing St. Louis University Kenyan Student

Pleads for Answers in Daughter’s Disappearance






As Jacob Zuma dances on his 75th birthday, thousands demand his resignation

Tens of thousands of South Africans have marked the 75th birthday of President Jacob Zuma by holding a mass protest against him in Pretoria while he partied in Johannesburg. The march, to government headquarters at Union Buildings, was organised by rival opposition parties ahead of a no confidence vote on Mr Zuma in the country's parliament on Tuesday, which he is expected to survive. It followed similar nationwide rallies last week, which the president dismissed as "racist," prompted by the recent sacking of respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan.


The UK's Daily Mail newspaper has agreed to pay damages and costs to the first lady of the United States over an article about her

modelling career. The newspaper had reported allegations that Melania Trump once worked as an escort, but later retracted the claims.


IEBC says Cabinet Secretaries are free to campaign for Uhuru

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati (left) and vice-chairperson Connie Nkatha Maina during a meeting with political leaders at the Laico Regency in Nairobi on April 12, 2017. He said the law does not bar Cabinet secretaries from campaigning for President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The electoral commission has said Cabinet secretaries are free to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the August elections, despite protests by the Opposition, which has called for their neutrality. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati on Wednesday said ministers are exempted from the law barring civil servants from campaigning. However, he warned that he will crack the whip on other civil servants who are found campaigning. “Cabinet secretaries are exempted from the law (barring civil servants from campaigning). They can propagate party activities,” Mr Chebukati told journalists after a meeting with 69 political parties at a Nairobi hotel. “But the rest of the civil servants are bound by the law and if reports (of their campaigning) come to us, we will act. Our enforcement team is ready and will take action,” he added. Mr Chebukati also said there was no way the commission could block a sitting President or governor from using state resources to campaign. “The law defines what the President, governors can do. They are still in charge of the particular resources they are using (when they campaign),” Mr Chebukati said. - Daily Nation.


Larry Madowo's full interview with President

Uhuru Kenyatta & DP William Ruto





Police clearance certificates to be issued to all aspirants, but…

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet says if an applicant was acquitted by a court of law or successfully

appealed charges, the criminal record is usually expunged from the data base/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11 – Police will issues certificates of clearance to all political aspirants irrespective of whether they were convicted, acquitted, dismissed, discharged or have cases pending in court. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet says if an applicant was acquitted by a court of law or successfully appealed charges, the criminal record is usually expunged from the data base. The IG however explains that the Police Clearance Certificate will, “demonstrates the status of the applicant by indicating specific criminal records established or nil established.” “The National Police Service wishes to thank members of the public and in particular applicants who have so far cooperated with the police in this exercise and urge them to follow guidelines as spelt out in the website our services. For effective and efficient of delivering service with respect to issuance of the document,” he said in a statement to newsrooms. For those convicted, the police boss says the record is kept for 20 years before it is expunged. He, however, clarified that cases of robbery, murder, treason, rape and offences related to drugs fall under the permanent category and cannot be expunged. This comes as political aspirants prepare for party primaries. - CapitalFM





President Uhuru Kenyatta launches portal to track delivery of campaign promises - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO






DAY 2A - TUESDAY 21ST MARCH 2017: When going to Israel from UK on Monday 20th March 2017, we had to check in at Heathrow Airport 3 hours before departure. We all met at Heathrow Terminal 4 on 20th March at 11.00 a.m. The security check is done by Israel Secret Service (Mossad) where they interview everyone individually before allowing you to proceed to check-in. The flight departed on time for the 4 hours flight arriving in Tel Aviv at 21.00 hours. We found our Guide and our bus driver waiting for us at the airport. We travelled 2 hours to our hotel Dona Gracia in the Sea of Galilee, Taberias next to Syria for the night. Talk of Syria a few metres from where you are sleeping? We arroved at the hotel very late and we booked in and straight to bed. We woke early in the morning because we had to start with prayers in a hotel's chapel at 6.00 a.m. breakfast at 7.00 a.m. and then everyone should be in the bus by 8.00 a.m. If you happen to miss the bus, you will remain in the hotel until evening.  For that reason we had to use Israel time but not Kenyan time. 8.00 a.m. everyone of was in the bus. Our first day tour was in at the Sea of Galilee which was a few metres from our hotel. We took a boat at the spot where the disciples took the boat to the other side of the sea. Songs and dancing in the boat the Kenyan way to the amazement of the tour guide.



The Seed's family on the boat at the Sea of Galilee where the boat stopped at the spot where Jesus calmed the storm (Mark 4:35-41
) and then we proceeded to the other side. When the boat stopped the engine was switched of give everyone in the boat a time time pray before proceeding. A nice life experience.


12 facts about the Sea of Galilee



1. It’s the largest freshwater lake in Israel — 64 square miles, nearly the size of Washington, D.C.

2. The Sea is known by many namesand is referred to by Israelis as the “Kinneret,” which is Hebrew for “violin,” considered to be the shape resembled by the lake.

3. Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, one of his best-known discourses, is believed to have been delivered on a small hillon the lake’s north-western shore.

4. It is Israel’s largest source of fresh drinking water, supplying about one-third of the nation’s annual water requirement.

5. The Sea has become a pilgrimage site for many Christians and is believed to be where Jesus walked on water.

6. Its closest major city is Tiberias, which is along the lake’s west edge and is considered one of Israel’s holy cities.

7. The Talmud holy scriptures are believed to have been written in Tiberias.

8. The Sea is located in northeastern Israel, near the borders with Jordan and Syria.

9. Visitors often also stop by ancient natural hot springs that are nearby and arebelieved to have healing effects.

10. George W. Bush visited the lake as president in January 2008, saying it was an “amazing experience.”

11. The Sea is a significant source of commercial fishing and the surrounding area grows cotton, alfalfa, bananas and dates.

12. Twelve Hezbollah rockets hit the city of Tiberias on the shore of the lake during Israel’s 2006 war in Lebanon.




Philippians 2:7


The hardest thing you’ll ever do
We read in Philippians 2:7 "Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." The hardest thing you’ll ever do is to put others first and yourself second, because we intuitively look out for ourselves. Self-preservation is man’s first instinct - but it doesn’t work. Do you know how two goats respond when they meet on a narrow path above a river? They can’t turn back, and they can’t pass each other because they lack even an inch of spare room. The goats instinctively know that if they butt each other they’ll both fall into the river and drown. So how do they handle it? Nature has taught one goat to lie down so the other can pass over it; and as a result both animals survive and arrive at their destination safe and sound. Instead of seeing itself as a doormat to be walked on, the goat sees itself as a bridge to be crossed over. So it becomes a win-win. The Bible says Jesus ‘made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant’. And to do that you must focus on other people’s needs instead of your own ‘rights’. An elderly man once said: ‘No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.’ And what’s true for any organisation or business operation, is true for you. And here’s the best part: every time you sacrifice in order to serve someone, you’re sowing seeds of blessing you will surely reap.



Our guest singer today is Charles Kingori from the Republic of Kenya - CLICK HERE



The Queen meets baby elephant named Elizabeth

The Queen came face-to-face with a baby elephant called Elizabeth during her visit to Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire on Tuesday (Apr. 11). The royal and her husband Prince Philip met the adorable creature as they toured the new Centre for Elephant Care, which is home to a herd of nine Asian elephants, including Elizabeth. The animal, who was born in June, was named after the Queen in celebration of Her Majesty's 90th birthday last year.


"I cannot got home without saying hi to Mr. Seed"

Master Matthew Gichuki (2nd left) came to a meeting at Revival House with his parents on Monday 10th April, 2017 with a mission. To see and talk to Mr. Seed. His parents thought it was a joke but it turned out that he was serious when he refused to go home. At last Master Matthew Gichuki met and talked with Mr. Seed together with his parents (far right). Mr. Seed promised to fix his photo on the website. Well done Matthew, persistence pays.


Guns for hire?: CS's & PS's on the spot for campaigning for Uhuru's relection - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO





Three roadside bombs that struck Borussia Dortmund

team bus were detonated by MOBILE PHONE

The Borussia Dortmund team bus has been hit by an explosion while carrying the squad to their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco. According to reports, explosions were heard as the coach went over a bridge six miles from the ground. Police said the incident happened in Hoechsten, located outside of Dortmund. Images of the damaged bus show two areas of shattered glass near the back end of the bus's right side. It is unknown where the third explosion struck, but glass covered the street following the incident. Tonight's match was cancelled following the explosion and has been rescheduled for Wednesday. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


A video has emerged on Twitter of a KAA employee asking for a bribe from a traveller for the release of her passport.

In the video posted by blogger Robert Alai on Tuesday, the man asks the woman for Sh5,000.





Mr. Bernard Muchai of PCEA UK Outreach has lost his father in Kenya

Dear Brethren, it is with humble acceptance of God's that we announce the passing on of Mr Anthony Njau Muchai, father to Mr. Bernard Muchai of PCEA UK Outreach. Mr. Njau passed on Sunday 09/04/17 in Githunguri, Kiambu, Kenya. For a word of comfort and encouragement you can contact Mr. Bernard Muchai on Tel.07448849609 and for any financial support please contact Mr Joseph Koimburi or bank at Santander Bank Account No. 88723351 Sort Code 090128. May God Bless you as you pray and support our brother at this difficult time.



United Airlines loses $900 million in market value as shares tumble

Shares of United Airlines (UAL) were down as much as 4.3% in trading on Tuesday after video surfaced Monday of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight over the weekend. The video went viral on social media on Monday, though shares of the airline actually rose to start the week, giving markets a temporary understanding that the company had dodged a major financial hit from the controversy. On Tuesday, as the controversy surrounding the video failed to die down, shares dropped as much as 4.3%, or $3.10 per share, taking upwards of $950 million in market cap value away from the company based on 314 million shares outstanding. And while stocks broadly were down on Tuesday, United’s losses far outpaced that of the broader market. After the market close on Monday, United also raised its forecast for first-quarter flight capacity and kept its passenger unit revenue guidance unchanged. United had offered a $1000 voucher to anyone willing to give up their seat on the overbooked flight, according to a letter sent by Munoz to United employees on Monday obtained by the Associated Press.





Kenya, Qatar sign pacts on tourism, education and culture

President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Emir of the State of Qatar, H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al–Thani

witness the signing of bilateral agreements at State House, Nairobi, April 11, 2017. /PSCU

Kenya and Qatar have signed agreements of cooperation on tourism, education, and culture. This was part of activities that marked the Emir of Qatar’s state visit to Kenya on Tuesday. The agreements were signed after President Uhuru Kenyatta and His Highness Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held bilateral talks at State House, Nairobi. The Kenyan government also presented proposals new opportunities for investment to its Qatari counterpart. The MoU on tourism cooperation between Kenya and Qatar provides for the creation of conditions for long-term collaboration in tourism. This will be executed through the exchange of expertise, statistics, marketing, and promotion. The agreement on education, higher education, scientific research, and technology will be actualised through exchanges of information, expertise and visits. The two countries also signed an agreement that provides for cooperation in the understanding and promotion of each other’s cultural arts and matters. They will hold joint festivals, symposia, and exhibitions as part of the deal's deliverables. Uhuru hailed the visit by the Emir as a testimony of the cordial relations between Kenya and the Persian Gulf nation. He said the signed agreements will facilitate implementation of projects in various sectors of the economy. Uhuru said the deal with usher in proposals that would be presented to the Qatari leader during his visit. - The Star



'Panicking' Raila has run out of ideas, can't reach

Jubilee's high bar - State House

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of the

national government public information portal, Monday, April 10, 2017. /PSCU


ODM has panicked as a result of the Jubilee administration setting the bar on development issues too high, State House has said. In a statement, PSCU posited that ODM is afraid of government’s achievements, particularly in the expanded access to social services. This followed ODM leader Raila Odinga's assertions that the ruling coalition is lying to Kenyans about its development track record. Raila said most projects in sectors like infrastructure, health, energy and security are intangible and were only being used by Jubilee as cash cows. He said the delivery portal launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday contained inaccurate information 'scripted to hoodwink Kenyans'. In a quick rejoinder, PSCU said on Tuesday that ODM is running low on creative ideas and safe spaces for reckless commentary. "What does ODM find frightening about expanded access by Kenyans to improved social services?" "Why is ODM afraid of Kenyans becoming more connected, more mobile and able to move goods and services across the country faster?" State House said the ODM leader needs to deal with corruption issues in the Triton, Maize, Kazi kwa Vijana and Kisumu molasses plant scandals. - The Star



A Nairobi resident has sued to stop the electoral agency from gazetting and clearing Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho as an aspirant in the August 8 polls on the grounds of his academic qualifications. Abdalla Juma claims the Mombasa governor has no requisite academic credentials for the position though the Opposition has already given him a direct ticket to contest the seat.




Meet the man who carried Sh300 billion gold vault from Jo’burg to London


Imagine moving bullion of gold from Africa to Europe in an uncertain journey that could easily end your four-year old business when it is at its peak. Michael Mgwaba comes along as a simple gentleman. He prefers a simple suit and loves a gold-coated watch on his wrist. He has been inside a vault — where gold is stored. “I am not allowed to physically own gold. Except for my gold-coated watch, I only trade in gold,” says Mgwaba. In Johannesburg, he has audited it just to be sure it is there. But he has no idea where. And even in 2008 when he oversaw the risky exercise of transporting it to London, he did it successfully but does not know where exactly it ended. It is a mystery he lives with. Mr Mgwaba, the Principal Head of Exchange Traded Products at Barclays Africa Group Limited has spent over 10 years trading in almost all asset classes; fixed income, money market, commodity market, balance funds and foreign currency. In 2013, he scooped multi-asset manager of the year award as feted by ABSIP. He was hailed for structuring and the listing NewPlat Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), which became the world’s largest platinum ETF. When he came to Nairobi recently to launch the world’s seventh largest gold-backed (ETF), he opened up, but sparingly, on the mystery of this most sought after gem. This was to replicate what he did in South Africa’s Johannesburg Securities Exchange on November 1, 2004.


Setting up in South Africa, the home of Rand Refinery, the only gold refinery in Africa, took a process. But barely four years later, this ETF faced two options: to either shut down or continue being in operation for as long as Mr Mgwaba moves the 45 tonnes of gold to London. It is in South Africa where he has memories of handling this precious metal. Gold used to be in Rand Refinery against which ETF was backed. Mgwaba says that during stock checks, accessing this precious metal was always a most-guarded affair. “Basically, you take off everything and you are given new stuff. Then you first go through some machine which spins you around,” he narrates. He adds whatever ones wears to the vault is weighed and recorded. Then on the way out, the same weight has to be verified. According to Mgwaba, one also has to surrender their vital information to security team to check for any record of crime first. And despite having carried out audits on different occasions, he has no clear idea on how to access the gold stores.


“I have been there a couple of times but I can’t tell you exactly where. I know it is somewhere there but how to get underneath, I have no idea. Because I have been put in a squeezes me until I feel crazy and the next thing I see is me surrounded by gold,” says Mgwaba. The man, a key brainchild behind ETFs in Africa, says that setting up in South Africa required approvals from South African Reserve Bank. The bank set two major conditions: the gold to back the ETF had to be refined in Rand Refinery and also stored there. The second condition would later on hound Mgwaba’s team at the height of 2008 financial crisis. “Nobody knew the ETF was going to be successful. But when the 2008 financial crisis hit, most investors started investing in gold in large volumes.Gold became the big thing and broke their $1 billion (Sh103 billion) insurance limit,” he explained. Rand Refinery, whose chief role was to refine gold, could no longer accommodate the surging volumes. Mgwaba had to find a way to move 45 tonnes of gold to London for storage.

Assuming an exchange rate of $2,000 per ounce, Mgwaba was supposed to move gold worth $2.88 billion (about Sh300 billion). The commodity, though mostly mined in Africa, is mostly traded in Europe. The largest vaults in the world are in London and America. It had to strike a custody agreement with ICBC Standard Bank which operates a state-of-the-art vault, sited at a secret location within London’s orbital M25 motorway. A reputable insurer, Brink’s Global Services, with over 150 years of experience in securing precious metals, came on board. “We had to take a door-to-door insurance. Basically every point the gold was moving, we had an insurance. We had to ensure we had adequate cover on every kilometer in case anything happened,” says Mgwaba. Moving such valuable stock from the refinery to London, over 9,000 kilometres away, was not easy. It meant transporting it a time when roads and airports were not busy, to avoid attention from the public. “Just to move it from refinery to airport, we had to pick a time people couldn’t notice that roads had become busy. In London, we also had to find a way to move it in a crowd from the airport to vault,” explains Mgwaba. The team involved had to vary the hours that trucks carrying gold to the vault could travel. As a result, it took more than two weeks to move it. “When the consignment reached we re-weighed it and found it to be the same weight that left South Africa, I smiled and shouted ‘done!” says Mgwaba snapping his fingers. - The Standard




Pursuant to a petition by persons who are bona fide members of PCEA UK OUTREACH (Charity no: 1142197), and in fulfillment of Article 16 of Guidance: Charities and Meetings issued by the Charity Commission, a Special General Meeting has been convened to be held on Sunday 23rd April 2017 starting at 6.00pm at St Matthews Church, Dyson Road, London E15 4JX to transact the following business.

1. To address the unconstitutional manner in which changes to the governance of this Charity have been carried out.

2. To pass such resolutions as the members deem fit that will ensure there is no repeat of such violations of the Charity’s rules by any of the Trustees


By order of the Board of charity trustees





Co-op Bank rises to second in 2017 list of best banks in Kenya

Co-operative Bank of Kenya has risen to the second best bank in Kenya in the full year 2016 ranking of Kenyan banks by investment firm Cytonn Investments. Co-operative Bank scored a total franchise value of 59, a total return of 3 and weighted score of 25.4. The bank was also ranked among banks that recorded positive growth in the year after recording earning per share growth of 8.3 per cent. In the same financial year, Co-operative Bank saw growth in deposits by 2 per cent, which was accompanied by a growth in loan book of 11 per cent. The bank had a loan to deposit ratio of 91.1 per cent with a net interest margin of 9 per cent. Its exposure t government securities stood at 23.8 per cent. During the year, Co-operative Bank recorded a profit jump of 8.2 per cent to Sh. 12.6 billion compared to the Sh. 11.7 billion net profit posted the previous year. Co-op is due to offer a bonus share to its shareholders at the rate of one for every five ordinary shares held, with the new shares expected to be credited on June 30 A successful Universal Banking model and the implementation of Sales Force Effectiveness has seen the Group serve 6.2 million Account-holders across all sectors supported by our multichannel strategy that includes 148 Branches, over 8,000 Co-op Kwa Jirani Banking Agents and over 580 ATMs. Kenya currently has a total of 40 commercial banks down from 42 following the acquisition of Giro Commercial Bank and the planned acquisition of Habib Bank by the Diamond Trust Bank. In addition, there is on mortgage finance firm, 12 micro-finance banks, 8 representative offices of foreign banks, 86 foreign exchange bureaus, 14 money remittance providers and 3 credit reference bureaus. The report showed that National Bank of Kenya is the poorest performing local bank and was ranked lowest in both franchise and intrinsic value score.




Passenger dragged off overbooked United flight

(CNN)A man's refusal to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight led to a disturbing scene Sunday that has travelers up in arms over airline policies. The Department of Transportation said it will review the incident, in which a passenger was forcibly removed from the Louisville, Kentucky-bound United flight 3411 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The incident has prompted one security officer's suspension and created a publicity nightmare for United. Several passengers recorded the incident on their phones and posted video on social media showing three Chicago Department of Aviation security officers dragging the man, who has not been identified, down the aisle by the arms and legs while other passengers shout in protest.He continued to resist after he was removed and ran back onto the airplane, face bloodied from the encounter. "It was very traumatic," passenger Jade Kelley said. She did not witness the entire event but she said the sound of the screams still haunt her. "It was horrible. I had trouble sleeping last night and hearing the video again gives me chills." - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


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Uhuru defends 50% increase on betting taxes, says state open to talks

The proposal for higher taxes on betting companies can be reviewed, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said, but noted the importance of controls. Uhuru said the companies can hold discussions with relevant government organisations. "I know there is a big cry in the gaming industry because of the 50 per cent tax but we can sit down and engage with the affected parties," he said. "We were very concerned about betting among school-goers so we made it difficult for people to bet. We want people who bet to have their money go to constructive projects through tax." He spoke on Monday during the launch of the information portal on Jubilee successes. The portal will allow the public to frequently access, request and query programmess, projects and election pledges made by the Jubilee in 2013. Via, they will get details of the governments investments for the past five years it has been in power. Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo, who drafted the gambling bill, warned that the practice will break Kenya's economy and likened controlling the "disease" to dealing with the activities of the mafia. Midiwo said he had learned of a person who makes Sh200 million through gambling. "The state should be worried since that person can overthrow a government," he said, noting a lot of money is made when an average of six million Kenyans place Sh100 bets daily. While reading the 2017/18 budget at Parliament on March 30, Treasury CS Henry Rotich noted that betting and gaming have become widespread. Rotich proposed the taxes be raised from 7.5 per cent (betting), 12 per cent (lottery), 15 per cent (gaming) and 15 per cent (competition), to the 50 per cent. Bradley Trading, in which SportPesa has major shareholding, has challenged the decision to increase taxes levied on betting companies. The company has sued Rotich, Attorney General Githu Muigai, Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery and the Betting Control and Licensing Board. Bradley is seeking orders to quash the decision to increase the tax. It also wants the order suspended pending the hearing and determination of its case. - The Star




Direct Somali-Nairobi flights hurt Wajir Airport

Wajir Airport is staring at over Sh2 million monthly revenue loss after the resumption of direct flights from Mogadishu to Nairobi. In an interview with the Nation, Wajir Airport manager Charles Kiong’a said the directive would have a huge economical impact on the facility, which was dependant on planes from Mogadishu for its revenue. nHe said the airport collected Sh531,300 weekly from the planes which amounted to Sh2,125,200 monthly in terms of income. Juba Airways, African Express, East Africa Safari Express, Freedom Airline, Oceanic and Fan Jet Express craft used to land at the airport before proceeding to Nairobi. The direct flight nod followed a visit by the newly-elected Somali President Mohammed Farmajo to Kenya where the agreement was reached by the two countries in an effort to strengthen diplomatic and trade ties between the pair. Planes from Mogadishu had to pass through Wajir for security checks and screening before proceeding to Nairobi after a directive by then president Kibaki after growing threat of terror attacks by the al-Qaeda linked terror group the al-shabaab. The manager said unless some more domestic flights are introduced into and out of the airport, the move is also likely to result to increase in transport costs from the facility because of the reduced number of aircraft. Passengers are currently being charged between Sh5,000 and Sh6,000 from Wajir to Nairobi and between Sh10,000 and Sh15,000 from Nairobi to Wajir. - Daily Nation.



Thousands of police line the streets of London to pay

respects to hero Westminster PC Palmer





Jomo Kenyatta's witchdoctor who predicted Uhuru will NOT be removed from presidency - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO




Nasa to announce flagbearer week after Easter



Nasa discussed how to beat Jubilee at secret Vipingo Ridge night talks

The four NASA principals discussed strategies for beating Jubilee but did not name a flag bearer at their Sunday meeting in Kilifi. Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka said the strategies were the primary agenda of the meeting held at Vipingo Ridge. His meeting with Raila Odinga (ODM), Musalia Mudavadi (Amani) and Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya) went late into the night. Kalonzo said they agreed to form polling station committees all over the country. He said the teams will not conduct parallel tallying but will tabulate the results as announced at constituency polling centres. "The committee will relay the results announced by IEBC to the coalition's central tallying centre," he said. "This will make it difficult to change the results after the final figures are released." Raila earlier said that each of the 45,000 polling stations will be manned by a team of 50 committee members. But Kalonzo said each polling station's committee will have five member who will ensure rigging is prevented. "The committee members, through their chair, shall have direct contact with the NASA principals," he told supporters on Monday after opening a Wiper office at Majengo Kanamae. "We want to win in one touch. We do not want to see any kind of rigging in the country." The co-principals are still in a push and pull over who is best suited to vie against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto are seeking a second term in office through Jubilee Party. Kalonzo said Jubilee will be removed from power no matter who is flag bearer. But he added that should he fly the flag, Uhuru and Ruto will go home by midday on August 8. He was accompanied by Wiper leaders including Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar who is the party's secretary general. - The Star



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Hungry S.Sudanese ‘eat leaves and seeds to survive’

JUBA, South Sudan, Apr 10 – The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said villages outside Aweil Centre County in the north of the country were on the brink of famine, which was declared in February in two counties to the east. “Eating barely edible wild foods is a coping strategy for communities trying to survive a food crisis,” said NRC’s South Sudan country director Rehana Zawar. “The bitter leaves eaten by families we spoke to are from the Lalop tree, and have limited nutritional value. When families eat these leaves and little else, malnutrition quickly follows.” Some 100,000 people are already in a state of famine in the counties of Leer and Mayendit, and aid agencies have warned another one million are at risk in the coming months. “About 40 per cent of the people in Amothic are eating tree leaves. About half of the village are eating their seed stocks too,” said Deng Yel Piol, 48, the chief of the village in Aweil Centre, cited in the NRC statement. According to the NRC, the consumption of seeds is particularly alarming in the farming community, which will have few to plant in the next growing season.


The county is one of many in the region classified as in a “crisis” or “emergency” phase of hunger, a short way away from famine which implies acute malnutrition in over 30 percent of people, and at least two deaths per 10,000 people every day. The food crisis is the latest in a vicious cycle of hunger blamed on civil war in South Sudan, from near-famine conditions in 2014 to devastating scenes of starvation in the early 1990s when the country was still battling for independence. After independence in 2011, fighting turned inwards and a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar plunged the country into war in 2013. Hunger has sent over 60,000 from the northern region fleeing into Sudan in the first three months of 2017, according to the UN refugee agency. This has compounded a humanitarian crisis caused by fighting, which has thousands fleeing every day into Uganda now the site of the world’s largest refugee camp and Ethiopia. Over 1.7 million have fled the country and another 1.9 million are internally displaced. -




Changes to UK Immigration Rules


Planning to visit, work, settle, renew your leave or study in the UK: see new proposed immigration changes....

On 16 March, the Home Office laid before Parliament a package of changes to the Immigration Rules. These changes mainly affect applications using Certificates of Sponsorship assigned by sponsors on or after 6 April 2017, the main changes are outlined below.

Overseas criminal record certificates

Home Office is extending the requirement to provide a criminal record certificate to Tier 2 (General) applicants coming to work in the education, health and social care sectors and to their adult dependents.

A criminal record certificate will be required for applicants sponsored in these Standard Occupation Classification codes. Applicants in these codes outside of the Tier 2 (General) route, such as Intra-company Transfers are not affected.

Certificates will also be required from partners applying from overseas, on or after 6 April 2017 who want to join an existing Tier 2 (General) visa holder working in one of these sectors.M

Immigration Skills Charge

As previously announced in March 2016, an Immigration Skills Charge of £1000 per skilled worker per year is being introduced for employers in the Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) routes. The charge is £364 for small and charitable sponsors.

There are exemptions for PhD-level occupations, Intra-company Transfer Graduate Trainees and those switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 in the UK. Income raised from the charge will be used to address skills gaps in the workforce.

Immigration Health Surcharge

Introduced in 2015, the surcharge is paid by non-EEA nationals who apply to come to the UK to work, study or join family for a period of more than 6 months. It is also paid by non-EEA nationals who are already in the UK and apply to extend their stay.

From 6 April 2017, those applying for a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) will be required to pay a surcharge of £200 per person per year. Dependents pay around the same amount as the main applicant.

Other changes to Tier 2 applications

Secondary school teachers in combined science, computer science and Mandarin are being added to the Shortage Occupation List. Secondary school teachers in chemistry are being removed from the list.
Increasing the minimum salary that sponsors can offer a Tier 2 (General) applicant from £25,000 to £30,000 for experienced workers. Some jobs in the health and education sector are exempt until 1 July 2019.
Closing the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Short Term Staff category, meaning that all ICT workers, except graduate trainees must qualify under a single route with a salary threshold of £41,500.
Reducing the high-earners’ salary for the Intra-company Transfer Long Term Staff category from £155,300 to £120,000. These high earners can stay in the route for up to nine years, rather than the usual five years.

Removing the requirement for Intra-company Transfer workers to have at least one year’s experience working for the sponsor’s linked entity overseas, for applicants paid £73,900 or above.
Introducing a waiver for the Resident Labour Market Test and an exemption from the Tier 2 (General) limit for posts which support the relocation of a high value business to the UK or a significant new inward investment project.
Annual updates to the occupational salary rates in the codes of practice.
Changes to provide greater clarity and consistency as to which types of allowance will be considered against the salary requirements.
There are also changes to be introduced in visit visas, Tier 4 applications as well as minor changes and clarifications to the Immigration Rules relating to family and private life.

Genuine student rule

Under Tier 4 (General), all applicants are required to satisfy that they are a genuine student. However those applying under Tier 4 (Child) are not. To address this and ensure consistency between the two routes, an amendment is being made to Tier 4 (Child), for those applying at the age of 16 or 17.

The use of the Genuine Student Rule, and credibility interviewing, as a grounds for refusal for those aged 17 or under will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will only be applied where a case is considered to be high risk to immigration control.

Maritime training courses

Under Tier 4 (General) route, if the course is below degree level, the grant of entry clearance or leave must not lead to the applicant having been granted more than 2 years in the UK.

An amendment is being made to extend the time limit to 3 years for courses which are below degree level. This is subject to a regulatory requirement by the Maritime and Coastguard agency that the applicant must spend at least 12 months at sea.

Probationary sponsors

Under the Tier 4 (General) route, sponsors may only sponsor students to undertake courses that meet certain academic standards. An amendment is being made to allow sponsors who have probationary status to sponsor students to undertake courses at a lower level where the applicants are under the age of 18.

This equates to courses at level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and Level 6 in the Scottish Credits and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) in Scotland.

Parent of a Tier 4 (Child)

A Tier 4 (Child) student aged under 12 can be accompanied by their parent on the Parent of a Tier 4 (Child) route. An amendment is now being made to allow for older siblings within the Tier 4 (Child) route to also reside with their parent(s) as long as their parent(s) have valid leave on the Parent of a Tier 4 (Child) route.

Parental consent and evidence of the relationship

Tier 4 students who are relying on funding from their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are currently required to show evidence of their relationship. An amendment is being made to explicitly require that all Tier 4 visa applications that are supported by a consent letter from parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are required to show evidence of the relationship.

Loans for maintenance purposes

Under the Tier 4 (General) route, loan funds for maintenance purposes must be made available to the applicant before they travel to the UK. An amendment is being made to allow loan funds to be paid directly to the educational institution in the UK, with the living costs portion of the loan released to the applicant before or on arrival in the UK.

This change is being made because loans paid directly to educational institutions are deemed to provide sufficient security and evidence that the student has the requisite means to support themselves while studying in the UK.

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KRA gets power to raid homes without police


The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has acquired new powers to independently raid business premises and homes of suspected tax cheats for evidence without the backing of the police. The Finance Bill 2017, which was released Tuesday, has amended the law to enable the taxman initiate investigations and use seized material as evidence in court without relying on the police whom the taxman accuses of bungling cases. “The authorised (KRA) officer shall have power to enter and search any premises or vessels and seize, collect and detain evidence and produce such evidence in any proceedings before a court of law or tax appeals tribunal,” the Bill says. Raids are usually the last course of action that is taken if a suspected tax cheat ignores repeated requests to submit documentation or other materials. KRA officers have traditionally enjoyed these powers but had to be accompanied by police officers for protection and support of investigations as well as prosecution of the cases in court or before a tax tribunal.

Police presence
Treasury secretary Henry Rotich last year amended the law and introduced new provisions that appeared to take away the KRA’s search and seizure powers while simultaneously dropping the requirement for police presence. Section 7 of the Tax Procedures Act 2015, which was the effective law, simply states that KRA officers have the “powers, rights, privileges and the protection of a police officer.” But it was unclear whether the KRA could raid premises alone and, more importantly, if its officers could use in court evidence carted away from raided premises. The KRA, in an internal circular to its staff on Budget day, explained that the amendment through the latest Finance Bill would restore their powers and disengage them from having to work with the police. “The proposal to amend Section 7 is to allow KRA officers to initiate prosecution and produce seized evidence in tribunal or court of law,” the circular says. The new clause was to come into effect on April 3.


Powers reinstated
The taxman’s lobbying to have its powers to raid premises reinstated comes at a time when the Treasury has set a high revenue target (Sh1.7 trillion) for the fiscal year beginning July. The target, which is Sh300 billion more than the current year’s Sh1.4 trillion, is to help finance a Sh2.62 trillion budget that Mr Rotich submitted to Parliament last week. While the police and the taxman have been working together for years, the internal circular to staff betrays a less than harmonious relationship between the two government agencies. “This (amendment) will facilitate KRA officers in investigations to follow up their cases to conclusion without necessarily relying on police officers who often frustrated cases by non-appearance or misplacement of evidence,” the KRA said.

Frosty relations
The taxman’s frustrations with the police reflect the frosty relations that have characterised ordinary Kenyans’ dealings with law enforcement officers. Last year, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) released a report indicating that police officers regularly manipulate investigations in order to cover up crimes committed by their colleagues. In other instances, police officers stand accused of being unprofessional in gathering and preservation of evidence, resulting in collapse of cases on technical grounds. The KRA has recently been embroiled in tax disputes with big corporations like Keroche Breweries, Airtel and Imperial Bank as well as prominent politicians such as Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.

Gross miscarriage
Law firm Anjarwalla & Khanna has warned that handing KRA officers prosecutorial powers will result in gross miscarriage of justice. “While this (amendment) could be effective from the KRA’s perspective, it would lead to a conflict of interest as the KRA cannot be both a party to a High Court matter and at the same time the prosecutor,” the firm stated. “More efficient co-operation between the KRA and the National Police Service should be explored to enable the KRA to achieve its objectives.” -


Raila MUST GO: A letter to NASA





It's with deep sorrow and regret we inform you of the untimely death of our beloved Joyce Njoki Wanjohi which occurred on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at Charing Cross Hospital, London. She was the mother to Michelle and Sidney Karani and Grandma to Olivia and Tamara and Sister to Jane Mutahi of Harrow and Rosemary Schneider of Northampton and also auntie to many. Family and friends are meeting at her daughter Michelle's House. For more information, please contact Michelle Karani on 07749320919 or Lynn Wanja on 07715352568 and Rosemary 07455203069. As we know some of you are busy and may not be able to come personally, we would appreciate your prayers.  Contributions through Miss S G Schneider Sort code: 77-69-20 Account Number: 02900468. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.




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Kenyan Couple wins Paris marathon

Paul Lonyangata won the 41st Paris marathon on Sunday with his wife Purity Rionoripo tying up the women's race to make it a memorable day out for the Kenyan couple in the French capital. Lonyangata recorded his biggest career win in a time of two hours six minutes and 10 seconds despite losing valuable time when doubling back after missing the penultimate water station. His compatriot, pre-race favourite Stephen Chebogut, came in second at 2hr 6min 56sec, with Solomon Yego completing the all-Kenyan podium in third at 2hr 7min 13sec. "I feel good now as my aim was to come here to win," said Lonyangata who was going one better after taking second in the Paris half-marathon in March. With Paris bathed in spring sunshine Rionoripo made it a redletter day for the couple, the 23-year-old setting a new record time of 2hr 20min 50sec to smash her personal best by almost four minutes. The couple's success put a smile back on the face of Kenyan athletics 48 hours after the shock news of Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong's failed dope test. Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic gold in the marathon when she triumphed in Rio last year.

The 32-year-old, who is also the reigning London Marathon champion, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO in a test by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in her native Kenya. Lonyangata, 24, made his decisive move after the 35km marker, surging clear of Chebogut in the Bois de Boulogne to add Paris to his previous marathon wins in Shanghai in 2015 and lisbon two years earlier. In the women's race Rionorigo was followed across the line by her compatriot Agnes Barsosio at 2hr 21:02 with Flomena Cheyech (2hr 21:23.) completing the podium. "I'm so happy, it's a great day for me to win and to beat my personal best," said Rionorigo, who had last year's winner Visiline Jepkesho (fourth) among the more fancied contenders in her slipstream. She lowered the previous women's Paris marathon record time set by Ethiopia's Feyse Tadese of 2hr 21:06 in 2013. In the men's race her husband's winning time was 53sec outside the record established by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele of 2hr 05:04 in 2014. Britain's six-time Paralympic champion David Weir tuned up for his career swansong in the London marathon on April 23 with success in Paris. The 37-year-old wheelchair racer won four gold medals at London 2012 but crashed out of last year's Rio Games marathon.




Benefit Changes in UK Timetable 2017

Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years.

If you are worried about how you may be affected you should discuss this with a benefits adviser. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find one in your area.

During 2017

Tax Free Childcare
Tax Free Childcare is to be introduced as a replacement for employer supported childcare (childcare vouchers).

The government will contribute up to 20% of the first £10,000 of registered childcare costs per child, per year. This equates to a maximum of £2,000 per child, per year.

The scheme will be available to people who have an annual income under £150,000 and are not receiving help with childcare via tax credits. It is expected to reach more people than the current scheme. For further details see our Tax Free Childcare information sheet.

April 2017

ESA Work-Related Activity component abolished
From 1 April 2017, new ESA claimants who are placed in the Work-Related Activity Group will receive the same rate of payment as those claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and the equivalent in Universal Credit. See our Summer Budget 2015 page.

Benefit Cap exemption for Universal Credit claimants changing
From 1 April 2017 the earnings threshold that applies to the Benefit Cap exemption for Universal Credit claimants will be changed from a fixed amount of £430 per month to the amount claimants would earn if they (or one of them, if a couple) was working 16 hours per week at national minimum wage.

The change means that for example, after April 2017 a working Universal Credit claimant aged over 25 in receipt of the Housing element (who is not otherwise exempt from the Benefit Cap) would have to earn £520 instead of £430 per month to be exempt from the cap.

The same change will be applied to the earnings threshold for the 9 months grace period but will not affect people who have already started a grace period. Read more about how the Benefit Cap is applied in our Benefit Cap guide.

ESA permitted work limit removed
From 3 April 2017, ESA claimants who undertake permitted work and earn between £20 and £120 per week will no longer have to give up their work or stop claiming ESA after 52 weeks.

ESA sanctions reduced
From 3 April 2017, ESA claimants who are sanctioned will continue to receive 80% of their payments, instead of the current 60%. This change does not apply to ESA claimants who continue to receive the work-related activity component after 3 April 2017; they will remain subject to the 60% rate.

Bereavement Support Payment
The current bereavement benefits (Bereavement Allowance, Bereavement Payment, Widowed Parent’s Allowance) will be replaced with the new Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). This will be introduced for new claims from April 2017.

Tax Credits and Universal Credit two child limit
In the summer budget 2015, the government proposed that support for children through Tax Credits and Universal Credit will be limited to two children from April 2017.

For Child Tax Credit, elements will not be included for a third (or more) child born on or after 6 April 2017 unless an exception applies. Elements will continue to be included for all children born before 6 April 2017.

For Universal Credit, elements will not be included for the third (or more) child who joins the family on or after 6 April 2017 unless an exception applies. Elements will continue to be included for all children who were part of the family before 6 April 2017. Families with more than two children cannot make a new claim for Universal Credit until November 2018, even if they are in a full digital service area. They will have to claim Child Tax Credit in the meantime.

Equivalent changes will be made to the Housing Benefit rules. See our Summer Budget 2015 page

Tax Credit Family Element removed
People starting a family after April 2017 will no longer be eligible for the Family Element in tax credits. The equivalent in Universal Credit, known as the First Child Element, will also not be available for new claims from April 2017.

Universal Credit requirements for parents to look for work
Parents with a youngest child aged 3, including lone parents, are expected to look for work if they want to claim Universal Credit.

Universal Credit Youth Obligation
From April 2017, 18-21 year olds who have been claiming Universal Credit for six months will have to either apply for training/ apprenticeships or attend a work placements, unless they are exempt (considered to be vulnerable).

Universal Credit Housing Costs Element removed for young people
It was proposed in the summer budget 2015 that single unemployed claimants aged under 22 would not have a Housing Costs Element included in their Universal Credit from April 2017 unless an exception applies. See our Summer Budget 2015 page.

Universal Credit taper to be reduced from 65 per cent to 63 per cent
From April 2017 the taper rate that applies in Universal Credit will be reduced from 65 per cent to 63 per cent. This means that claimants will be able to keep 37p for every £1 earned in work above work allowances rather than 35p for every £1 earned. See our Autumn Statement 2016 page.

Autumn /End of 2017

Free Childcare Extended
Free childcare entitlement will be doubled from 15 hours to 30 hours a week for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds from September 2017.

Change in Hardship Payments for mentally ill and homeless
The government proposed that hardship payments (of 60% of the benefit amount) be automatically payable to jobseekers who are mentally ill or homeless when they are sanctioned. These claimants currently have to wait two weeks before they can apply for hardship payments when they've been sanctioned, and may be refused. The proposal means to add them to the group of vulnerable people who can apply for hardship payments immediately (such as claimants with children or long-term health problems). The date of this change is yet to be announced.




Egypt's Coptic churches hit by deadly blasts on Palm Sunday

Two blasts targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday have killed at least 44 people, officials say. An explosion at St George's Coptic church in Tanta killed 27 people. Hours later, a blast outside St Mark's Coptic church in Alexandria left 17 dead. So-called Islamic State (IS) said it was behind the explosions, the latest in a series of attacks targeting the Christian minority in the country. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi ordered military deployments across Egypt. In a statement, he said the army would be sent to protect "vital and important infrastructure". The government announced three days of mourning. In Alexandria, Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Church, had been attending Mass inside the church targeted but was not hurt, state media reported. Several police officers, including one policewoman, were among those killed, the interior ministry said. The suicide bomber blew himself up after they stopped him from entering the church. The first explosion in Tanta, 95km (60 miles) north of Cairo, took place near the altar of the church. It remains unclear if it was also caused by a suicide bomber. "I saw pieces of body parts and broken seats. There was so much blood everywhere, some people had half of their bodies missing. The first three rows [inside the church] were destroyed," Nabil Nader, an eyewitness, said. The explosions injured at least 71 people in Tanta and 35 others in Alexandria, the health ministry said. The blasts appear to have been timed for maximum impact, as people gathered to mark Palm Sunday. It is one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, marking the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Egyptian security forces had been put on alert in anticipation of attacks. The attacks come weeks before an expected visit by Pope Francis intended to show support for the country's Christian minority. He condemned the explosions. "I pray for the dead and the injured, and I am close in spirit to the family members [of the victims] and to the entire community," the Pope said.








A Nairobi Member of County Assembly (MCA) escaped death narrowly on Sunday after a vehicle she was travelling in collided with

a Lorry on the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway. The crash left four other occupants dead — three on the spot and another one at

St Mary’s hospital where together with the MCA were rushed for treatment.





Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) CEO Mr. Joshua Oigara hosted a reception for Investors in London on Friday 7th April, 2017. The reception targeting investors was held at Carlton Club in St. James Street next to Ritz Hotel, London. Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo attended the meeting where he welcomed the KCB CEO in London and he also addressed the meeting. The High Commissioner said that KCB is the largest bank in East and Central Africa and urged investors to make use of the giant bank to invest in Kenya and also to add value to products produced in Kenya. "Kenya has a big investment opportunities where the GPD growth is 5.6 per cent and expected to surpass 6 per cent this year. The KCB CEO talked in length about the many investment opportunities in Kenya. "Kenya is gearing up for big projects KCB has been involved in funding most of these big projects. Kenya is projected to build over 1 million homes by the year 2020 and we have only managed to build less than 100,000 homes. KCB is a  guarantor to Chinese projects in Kenya and it should also be guarantor to Kenyans in the diaspora who would like invest in Kenya. I am not here to tell you to open  bank account but I am here to tell you to invest in Kenya and create jobs for Kenyans. It is good that you send a lot remittances to Kenya from the diaspora but you should also invest and create jobs." Mr. Oigara said. From UK he is heading to USA with the same message that "Kenya is your home, Kenya want your skills and investments in order to create jobs."


KCB CEO Mr. Joshua Oigara (left) welcoming the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo at

the Investment meeting. On right the High Commissioner introducing Mr. Oigara to some of the Investors at the meeting


KCB CEO Mr. Joshua Oigara who is a down to earth man chatting with Anne Kamau of Kenya High Commission (left) Mr. Wanjohi, Mr. Daniel and Sam Ochieng







DAY 1A - MONDAY 20TH MARCH: When going to Israel from UK we had to check in at Heathrow Airport 3 hours before departure. We all met at Heathrow Terminal 4 on 20th March at 11.00 a.m. The security check is done by Israel Secret Service (Mossad) where they interview everyone individually before allowing you to proceed to check-in. The flight departed on time for the 4 hours flight arriving in Tel Aviv at 21.00 hours. We found our Guide and our bus driver waiting for us at the airport. We travelled 2 hours to our hotel Dona Gracia in the Sea of Galilee, Taberias next to Syria for the night. Talk of Syria?



From left is Mrs. is Mr. Githinji and Pastor Jane Njiiri posing in front of Sycamore Tree near Jericho, Israel where Zaccheus (Zakayo) - Luke 19:4 - climbed to see Jesus as he passed by. On right is Mrs. Mary Nzambu posing with the statue of King David in Mount of Zion where King David was buried. - CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO





Raila can’t beat Uhuru - Musalia Mudavadi

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi — the inspiration behind NASA — and his think tanks say ODM boss Raila Odinga is unlikely to defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta. The ANC strategy document argues the best ticket is Mudavadi for President, with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate — and Raila backing both of them. The document was presented to the NASA Coordinating Committee and obtained exclusively by the Star. The Mudavadi wing warns that Jubilee is still ahead of NASA, according to analysis of the latest voter registration data. The ANC document titled Crunching Numbers 2017 says NASA trails Jubilee in the IEBC vote count by more than 100,000 votes. It puts NASA’s numbers at 7,868,373 voters to Jubilee’s 7,951,008. Of these, 4.12 million voters are in 10 swing counties, the strategy paper says. “This leads us to the conclusions that to use the 2013 elections outcome to determine the NASA 2017 tickets would be to court defeat,” Mudavadi’s team argues. The strategy says the NASA combination that can remove Uhuru must be able to: 1 ) Increase voter turnout in NASA strongholds by 95 per cent; 2 ) Raid as much as 40 per cent of the votes from Jubilee bastions; 3 ) Win over 60 per cent of the vote in swing counties; 4 ) Create the least voter resentment and apathy in NASA-controlled regions. - The Star





45 Uses For Lemons

These 45 health benefits and ways to use lemons will definitely motivate you to keep lemons on hand at all times and maybe even work lemon water into your diet.

Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However, the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24/7.

1. Freshen the Fridge
Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours to absorb odors. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell and improve the effectiveness of the lemon juice.

2. High Blood Pressure
Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water and drink three to four times per day to lower your blood pressure. For best results, you can squeeze the lemon into a warm cup of water and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Drinking the lemon water can reduce the effect of nausea and dizziness.

3. Prevent Cauliflower From Turning Brown
Cauliflower tends to turn brown with even the slightest cooking. You can make sure the white vegetables stay white by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice on them before heating.

4. Mental Health
Lemon water can brighten your mood and relieve depression and stress.The energy a human receives from food comes from the atoms and molecules in your food. A reaction occurs when the positive charged ions from food enter the digestive tract and interact with the negative charged enzymes. Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties.

5. Refresh Cutting Boards
No wonder your kitchen cutting board smells! After all, you use it to chop onions, crush garlic, and prepare fish. To get rid of the smell and help sanitize the cutting board, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon or wash it in undiluted juice straight from the bottle.

6. Respiratory Problems
Lemon water can reduce phlegm; and can also help you breathe properly and aids a person suffering with asthma. The vitamin C in lemons can also help with long-term respiratory disorders.

7. Treating Arthritis and Rheumatism
Lemon is a diuretic, meaning it assists in the production of urine and helps to reduce inflammation by flushing out toxins and bacteria while also giving you relief from arthritis and rheumatism.

8. Prevents Kidney Stones
Regular consumption of lemon juice mixed with water may increase the production of urinary citrate, a chemical in the urine that prevents the formation of crystals that may build up into kidney stones.

9. Keep Insects Out of the Kitchen
You don’t need insecticides or ant traps to ant-proof your kitchen. Just give it the lemon treatment. First squirt some lemon juice on door thresholds and windowsills. Then squeeze lemon juice into any holes or cracks where the ants are getting in. Finally, scatter small slices of lemon peel around the outdoor entrance. The ants will get the message that they aren’t welcome. Lemons are also effective against roaches and fleas: Simply mix the juice of 4 lemons (along with the rinds) with 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water and wash your floors with it; then watch the fleas and roaches flee. They hate the smell.

10. Anti-Aging
Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for aging skin and skin damage. Lemon water is calorie free and an antioxidant.

11. Fruit and Vegetable Wash
You never know what kind of pesticides or dirt may be lurking on the skin of your favorite fruits and vegetables. Slice your lemon and squeeze out one tablespoon of lemon juice into your spray bottle. The lemon juice is a natural disinfectant and will leave your fruits and vegetables smelling nice too.

12. Treat Infections
Lemon water can fight throat infections thanks to its antibacterial property. If salt water does not work for you, try lemon and water for gargling.

13. Deodorize Your Garbage
If your garbage is beginning to smell yucky, here’s an easy way to deodorize it: Save leftover lemon and orange peels and toss them at the base under the bag. To keep it smelling fresh, repeat once every couple of weeks.

14. Keep Guacamole Green
You’ve been making guacamole all day long for the big party, and you don’t want it to turn brown on top before the guests arrive. The solution: Sprinkle a liberal amount of fresh lemon juice over it and it will stay fresh and green. The flavor of the lemon juice is a natural complement to the avocados in the guacamole. Make the fruit salad hours in advance too. Just squeeze some lemon juice onto the apple slices, and they’ll stay snowy white.

20. Make a Room Scent/Humidifier
Freshen and moisturize the air in your home on dry winter days. Make your own room scent that also doubles as a humidifier. If you have a wood-burning stove, place an enameled cast-iron pot or bowl on top, fill with water, and add lemon (and/or orange) peels, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and apple skins. No wood-burning stove? Use your stovetop instead and just simmer the water periodically.

21. Clean and Whiten Nails
Pamper your hands without a manicurist. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon to 1 cup warm water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for 5 minutes. After pushing back the cuticles, rub some lemon peel back and forth against the nail.

22. Cleanse Your Face
Zap zits naturally by dabbing lemon juice on blackheads to draw them out during the day. You can also wash your face with lemon juice for a natural cleanse and exfoliation. Your skin should improve after several days of treatment. Lemon water is also a cooling agent, best way to beat the heat.
23. Freshen Your Breath
Make an impromptu mouthwash by rinsing with lemon juice straight from the bottle. Swallow for longer-lasting fresh breath. The citric acid in the juice alters the pH level in your mouth, killing bacteria that causes bad breath. Rinse after a few minutes because long-term exposure to the acid in lemons can harm tooth enamel.

24. Treat Flaky Dandruff
If itchy, scaly dandruff has you scratching your head, relief may be no farther away than your refrigerator. Just massage two tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Then stir one teaspoon lemon juice into one cup water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat daily until your dandruff disappears.

25. Get Rid of Tough Stains on Marble
You probably think of marble as stone, but it is really petrified calcium (also known as old seashells). That explains why it is so porous and easily stained and damaged. Those stains can be hard to remove. If washing won’t remove a stubborn stain, try this: Cut a lemon in half, dip the exposed flesh into some table salt, and rub it vigorously on the stain. But do this only as a last resort; acid can damage marble. Rinse well.

26. Remove Berry Stains
It sure was fun to pick your own berries, but now your fingers are stained with berry juice that won’t come off no matter how much you scrub with soap and water. Try washing your hands with undiluted lemon juice, then wait a few minutes and wash with warm, soapy water. Repeat until your hands are stain-free.

27. Soften Dry, Scaly Elbows
Itchy elbows are bad enough, but they look terrible too. For better looking (and feeling) elbows, mix baking soda and lemon juice to make an abrasive paste, then rub it into your elbows for a soothing, smoothing, and exfoliating treatment. Rinse your extremities in a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water, then massage with olive oil and dab dry with a soft cloth.

28. Headaches
Lemon juice with a few teaspoons of hot tea added is the treatment of a sophisticated New York bartender, for those who suffer with hangover headaches–and from headaches due to many other causes. He converts his customers to this regimen, and weans them away from drug remedies completely.

29. Chills and Fevers
Chills and fevers may be due to a variety of causes; never the less the lemon is always a helpful remedy. Try this method of “lemon socks” to help reduce fevers.

30. Diptheria
Skip the vaccine for this disease. Lemon Juice Treatment still proves as one of the most powerful antiseptics and the strong digestive qualities of the fruit are admired around the world. Swallow 1/2 to 1 lemon juice every hour or two; this cuts loose the false membrane in the throat and permits it to come out.

31. Vaginal Hygiene
Diluted lemon juice makes a safe and sane method of vaginal hygiene. It is a powerful antiseptic and it’s free of irritating drugs that are present in douches and suppositories.

32. Forget The Moth Balls
A charming French custom to keep closets free from moths is to take ripe lemons and stick them with cloves all over the skin. The heavily studded lemons slowly dry with their cloves, leaving a marvelous odor throughout the closets and rooms.

33. Stomach Health
Digestive problems are the most common ailments but warm water and lemon juice is the solution to most digestive problems. Lemon juice helps to purify the blood, reduces your chances of indigestion, constipation, eliminates toxins from the body, adds digestion and reduces phlegm.

34. Disinfect Cuts and Scrapes
Stop bleeding and disinfect minor cuts and scraps by pouring a few drops of lemon juice directly on the cut. You can also apply the juice with a cotton ball and hold firmly in place for one minute.

35. Soothe Poison Ivy Rash
You won’t need an ocean of calamine lotion the next time poison ivy comes a-creeping. Just apply lemon juice directly to the affected area to soothe itching and alleviate the rash.

36. Remove Warts
You’ve tried countless remedies to banish warts and nothing seems to work. Next time, apply a dab of lemon juice directly to the wart using a cotton swab. Repeat for several days until the acids in the lemon juice dissolve the wart completely.

37. Bleach Delicate Fabrics
Avoid additional bleach stains by swapping ordinary household chlorine bleach with lemon juice, which is milder but no less effective. Soak your delicates in a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda for at least half an hour before washing.

38. Clean Tarnished Brass and Polish Chrome
Say good-bye to tarnish on brass, copper, or stainless steel. Make a paste of lemon juice and salt (or substitute baking soda or cream of tartar for the salt) and coat the affected area. Let it stay on for 5 minutes. Then wash in warm water, rinse, and polish dry. Use the same mixture to clean metal kitchen sinks too. Apply the paste, scrub gently, and rinse. Get rid of mineral deposits and polish chrome faucets and other tarnished chrome. Simply rub lemon rind over the chrome and watch it shine! Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.

39. Replace Your Dry Cleaner
Ditch the expensive dry-cleaning bills (and harsh chemicals) with this homegrown trick. Simply scrub the stained area on shirts and blouses with equal parts lemon juice and water. Your “pits” will be good as new, and smell nice too.

40. Boost Laundry Detergent
For more powerful cleaning action, pour 1 cup lemon juice into the washer during the wash cycle. The natural bleaching action of the juice will zap stains and remove rust and mineral discolorations from cotton T-shirts and briefs and will leave your clothes smelling fresh. Your clothes will turn out brighter and also come out smelling lemon-fresh.

41. Rid Clothes of Mildew
Have you ever unpacked clothes you stored all winter and discovered some are stained with mildew? To get rid of it, make a paste of lemon juice and salt and rub it on the affected area, then dry the clothes in sunlight. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.

42. Eliminate Fireplace Odor
There’s nothing cozier on a cold winter night than a warm fire burning in the fireplace, unless the fire happens to smell horrible. Next time you have a fire that sends a stench into the room, try throwing a few lemon peels into the flames. You can also burn some lemon peels along with your firewood as a preventive measure.

43. Neutralize Cat-Box Odor
You don’t have to use an aerosol spray to neutralize foul-smelling cat-box odors or freshen the air in your bathroom. Just cut a couple of lemons in half. Then place them, cut side up, in a dish in the room, and the air will soon smell lemon-fresh.

44. Deodorize a Humidifier
When your humidifier starts to smell funky, deodorize it with ease: Just pour 3 or 4 teaspoons lemon juice into the water. It will not only remove the off odor but will replace it with a lemon-fresh fragrance. Repeat every couple of weeks to keep the odor from returning.

45. Reduce Asthma Symptoms
In addition to a general detoxifying diet, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice before each meal, and before retiring can reduce asthma symptoms.


IEBC finally closes window for party hopping

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati said political parties had been asked to submit the list of their aspirants by April 5. Under Section 31 (2B) of the Elections Act, 2011 on political party nominations, parties are required to submit to the IEBC names of those contesting in their primaries. They are also required to submit the dates of these nominations at least 21 days before the primaries. “The commission will gazette names received within seven days from Saturday. Thereafter political parties will have 14 days to prepare and conduct party primaries not later than April 26,” said Mr Chebukati. He warned that no political party would be allowed to hold primaries before the commission gazettes the list of aspirants. Chebukati said all parties should hold primaries between April 13 and 26 and all parties will be expected to have given the final list of their candidates by May 8, exactly 90 days before the General Election. The IEBC boss said all parties that intend to participate in the August 8 General Election are required by Sections 28 and 31 of the Elections Act to submit their party membership lists.
“This follows the fact that the Interim Court Order that had suspended implementation of Section 28 of the Elections Act, 2011 was vacated,” he said. Chebukati said 57 registered political parties had delivered members' list to enable the commission publicise the lists as required by law. He, however, said the Commission had noted the increasing reports of violence in various parts of the country. “The Electoral Code of Conduct came into force two weeks ago. We wish to remind stakeholders of the sanctions for infringing the provisions of the code of conduct including warnings, fines and cancelling the right of political parties or candidates to participate in elections,” he said. Chebukati said the Commission was ready to enforce this code through the Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee. - The Star


Janet Ikua’s daughter, 4, inconsolable at funeral

Tears welled up in four-year-old Jasmine’s eyes yesterday as she tried to come to terms with the death of her mother Janet Kanini Ikua, 39. This was too much to take in for her family and friends. Dressed in a white Cinderella dress, Jasmine’s expression became increasingly sombre with time. The puffiness in her eyes and the grief stricken face indicated a child having a hard time with the sudden demise of her mother. At some point, her father George Ikua tried to cheer her up by tossing her up and down. He tried to engage her in warm friendly conservation but it seemed his efforts were not bearing fruit. After a while, she controlled herself and they all proceeded to the church’s entrance. Her seven-year-old brother Pedro seemed calm, maybe wrestling with the blow silently in his head. The service brought people from all walks with Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr in attendance. Also present was MC Jessy of Churchill Show, Gospel musician Esther Kambua, musician Wahu, Nation Media Group managing editor Linus Kaikai and Janet’s former colleagues from NTV. Even after words of encouragement by the church leaders to celebrate Janet’s life, emotions ran high at the Nairobi Baptist Church.

The ushers present, who were Janet’s classmates at Precious Blood Riruta class of 1995, were easily identifiable. They were dressed in black gowns with yellow corsages pinned on their upper left chest. Yellow flowers with a combination of ivory ones were placed on the coffin with a beautiful mounted photo of Janet next to it. In an emotional eulogy, George Ikua narrated how on their first date he picked her from Kirichwa Road bus stop. He went on to say how they walked up the road with a beautiful sunset and their hands dovetailed. “We were nervous during that walk because we knew in our hearts that something had been born,” he said. The two met 14 years ago and indeed death, as they vowed before God at the altar, is what has separated them. George appeared strong as he read the tribute, which begins with a song he sang when he proposed to Janet. With his hands in his pocket and his head bowed, an emotional George kept touching his head with the palm of his right hand. He was clearly heartbroken as he sang out a song to his Angel. Overwhelmed with grief, George signed off with the words, “Goodbye Love. Go dance with the angels”, Janet’s daughter Jasmine requested a moment with her mother and she and Janet’s family spent a few minutes next to the coffin, before other mourners were allowed to view the body. Jasmine just could not let her mother go. - The Star



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A Whispers from London (Don't gamble with the lives of your children!)

Written by: Man ManKambugua        E-mail:     Facebook: Man Man Kambugua


I wBy 16:00 Hrs we were all through our admission process in high school. Each of us had been allocated his bed in the respective dormitory. For the last four years we were used to this kind of life so nothing was strange in the fifth year in high school. The only difference was that most of us found ourselves in a different school with different people across the country.

As I lay on my bed trying to study the people I was to school with in my two final years in high school, I looked across the window and saw a rather very tall, energetic looking young man. He was of mixed race with long curly hair. He was carrying his box so definitely he was a student just like us. I watched him again as he entered our dormitory. Due to his massive size, he had to bed down significantly so as to fit in the door.

He looked again at his admission papers as he tried to locate his bed. By 17:00 Hrs, all the beds had been occupied save for a double decker bed next to mine. Some minutes ago one student had come and placed his box on the top bed hoping to occupy it. It was then a common courtesy for the big boy to occupy the bed below.

From his papers, I saw that his name was Jon Whitehouse. Soon he was next to my bed so I decided to break the ice by being friendly to him.
"Hello, welcome to our dormitory, " I said with a smile. Instead of answering me back, he removed the box and placed it on the top bed as he put it on bed below. I thought that he had not heard me so I tried again.

"Hello, welcome, my name is Man Man," I said.
He gave me one ugly look with his wild bloodshot eyes and with the loudest tone asked me, "Man Man or Woman Woman or whatever the hell you call yourself, how many times do you want to greet me?"

"I am just trying to be friendly to you, to welcome you!" I said.
"Do I look like your mother...or your sister for that matter? I am bad news!" he said as he continued to make his bed.

Obviously this was not the best person I would have wanted to be with but then it was too early to judge. I then kept quiet as I watched him arrange his box. As he made his bed, he could curse under his breath. All the curse words were directed to his parents.
" are the greatest f****r of all times! f**k you!! Even you mum...f**k you too!" he would say.

I had never heard someone talk to himself leave alone saying some derogatory words directed to his parents. After listening to him for five minutes, I started having a feast of my ears and I fell with laughter. On hearing me laugh off, he turned to me and gave me another weird look.
"Why are you laughing like a female donkey?! What is so amazing you Mother ****r?’’ he asked.

"I don't have to ask for permission from you to laugh! You don't know me and I don't know you! Respect me I respect you!" I replied.
"Young man, I can see that your attitude stinks. I promise you hell," he told me.

"Listen here big boy, I am trained to kill so I promise you death. You better say your last prayers before I dispatch you to your maker!" I told him while looking at him straight on his face. Of course I had no ways or means to dispatch him so it was just a mind game.
For the whole of that week, we never spoke to each other despite being in the same class. I expected to see his behaviour change while in class but he was the same. Any time any teacher entered our class, the Jonwould look at him or her with deep penetrating eyes making the teacher feel very uncomfortable. In the middle of the lesson, he would sometimes think of whistling and he would whistle especially to female teachers. They could not dare discipline him or report him because of their fear of him. At break time, he did not want to be with anybody and nobody also wanted to be with him.

One day when we were going for our preps, Jon just slept on his bed. I could see that he was feverish and was also complaining of headache. I knew for sure that he was suffering from malaria. Fortunately, I used to keep malaria tablets. I asked him whether I could give him the tablets and he agreed. In the morning the following day, he was very okay and he thanked me for saving his life. He then asked me to forgive him fir being unfriendly to me.

"Man Man, I have gone through hell and back in my life. I don't know what love is because I have never been loved. I live my father and my step mother and they have never showed me that I matter in their life. In all my life, all what I know is being mocked. Because of my size, many people don't want to be associated with me. I live my own life. Obviously no one likes to live his own life but I have been conditioned that way since birth. I rub people the wrong way not out of choice but as defence mechanism. From today, let us start a new chapter. By the way...may I open the lid and inform you that I have tried to commit suicide three times! The tall energetic boy you see is just a tiny person looking for love, affection and attention!" he said.

I felt so sorry for him. I highly recommended that he consult a psychotherapist. When we see people acting as if they are suffering from superiority complex, they have a problem. In fact they are suffering from inferiority complex because both complexes are one at the same time. Both are trying to hide some inadequacies.


God created us to be champions but when we started realising who we were, we lost morale and the drive to be what we were made to be. As kids, there was a time when the world was okay with us. With time, we came to realise that our parents were poor, that we did not measure with our peers. We became very sensitive to how we appeared to others. At home, our parents punished us for anything so they created fear amongst us. If your parent was caning you and the neighbour happened to pass by, he or she would join in.


In my village there was one villager who was notorious for taking discipline too far. When the culprit had been caned to death, she would whisper to your parents and tell them to cut you in the thigh with a knife when you were dead asleep. According to her, any kid who misbehaved was playing with fire. She used to tell her teenage girls that it was wrong to have boyfriends but in case the demon associated with libido visited them, they should just greet those demonic boyfriends with a handshake only not with any other part of the human anatomy.In the end, all the girls grew up without knowing what love was. They did not care whether the man had a head of a coconut so long as he showed a bit of love, they fell for them. Most of them ended up in wrong relationships courtesy of poor upbringing.


My focus is on you father or mother of so and so. In the privacy of your bedroom, ask yourself whether you are the best role model for your children. Are you the type of men who physically abuse their wives in front of the children? Are you those people who shout and throw things around the house at the slightest provocation? Do your wife and children feel comfortable around you or you behave like a headmaster to them? That wife of yours sacrificed her life to give you the title of the father of so and so, so she deserves dignity and respect. Remember that she is somebody’s baby girl so think twice when you demean her. If the relationship is not working, walk away because you are psychologically killing your children. They are silent listeners and are taping everything in their subconscious minds. One day, all your maltreatment towards them will boomerang to you. They will avoid you and since you will be very old, you will be stressed to death.


Even you mother of so and so, mind your tongue my sister. Do not by any chance demean your husband just because he has been jobless. They say that poverty is not permanent so if your husband is back on his feet tomorrow, he will never forget how you used to carry yourself when he was down.In the west, it takes no effort for a relationship to get destroyed. Respect your man so that yours will not be in the statistics of those that have failed. But, but…if the relationship is not working and you have tried your best, do not let you and your children to be abused. Life is too short.


Our children are our future but some of us are not aware of this fact. We cannot bring up our children the way we were brought up with an iron fist. At the same time we cannot let them do what they want. We have to draw a line between being parents and friends. Our mission should be to try our best to bring them up with confidence. It would be very stupid of us to demoralise our children if they are not A* students the way we were demoralised. If they have tried their best and they still get a C, it is okay, that is where their academic capacity is. Each of them is created with one out of four hundred million sperms (not stamps as my grandfather used to tell his friends!). My heart is torn when I see children from our community lagging behind because of inferiority complex. I pray for that day when our children will walk with their heads held high with booming confidence. God graciously hear me.




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Opposition in a spin as NASA trademark given to other entity

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 7 – The Kenya Industrial Property Institute has registered the acronym NASA as a trademark for the Northern Advocacy for Sustainable Agriculture which is a Non-Governmental Organisation, throwing the Opposition NASA into a spin. A notice issued Friday shows that the Registrar of Trade Marks Leonard Kosgei has approved the issuance of the trademark application registering the acronym NASA to Martin Nkaari. “Your application has been received, examined and approved. It is now proceeding for advertisement in the Industrial Property Journal, “the notice states. NASA, which was registered by the NGO Coordination Board in 2016, moved to court this week seeking to block the Registrar of Political Party from registering the Opposition NASA arguing that it owns the trademark. The NGO wants the Raila-Kalonzo-Mudavadi-Wetang’ula team blocked from registering the acronym as a political party or political coalition name. In their prayers to the High Court, the NGO asked the High Court to issue a declaration that only the lobby can use the acronym NASA and a guarantee that the politicians will be forced to look for another name. On January 11, 2017, the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) consisting of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Wiper Democratic Movement under the leadership of Kalonzo Musyoka and the Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (Ford)-Kenya spearheaded by Moses Wetang’ula and the Amani National Congress Chair Musalia Mudavadi converged to launch the National Super Alliance (NASA). - The Star




US warns its citizens of election violence in Kenya

US Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec. The US has issued a travel alert warning Americans of possible election violence in Kenya.
The US State Department issued a travel alert on Thursday warning Americans residing in or traveling to Kenya of possible violence in the run-up to the August elections. “Rallies, demonstrations and protests may occur with little notice and even those intended to be peaceful can escalate into violence,” the notice said. “As with all large events, there is also the opportunity for criminal elements or terrorists to target participants and visitors,” the State Department added. It urged US citizens to avoid areas where protests or demonstrations are occurring and to “exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of any such events.” Candidate selections for national and county offices are taking place this month, the State Department noted. A travel alert last June urged US citizens to avoid visiting Lamu, Nairobi's Eastleigh neighbourhood and Kenya's north eastern counties. That warning also cited a US embassy recommendation to avoid using the Likoni ferry “due to safety concerns” and to visit Mombasa's Old Town only during daylight hours. US Ambassador Robert Godec has made pleas for a peaceful election in 2017. “Youth need to make a commitment to use their power peacefully — a commitment to reject violence, and those who would call for violence,” the US envoy declared in February. “The future doesn’t just depend on who wins the election; it also depends on how the elections happen,” Ambassador Godec added in a speech in Kariobangi. - Daily Nation.




ABC Bank Head of Diaspora Banking  Mr. Joseph Waithaka (left) dances with some of the children from Upendo Children’s Home at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. And on right Diaspora Banking staff Shellmith Gichuki, Grace Mwangi and Sammy Kimani with one of the girls at the airport.

ABC Bank staff on 30th March saw off a group of children from Upendo Kids International as they travelled to the US on a two-week thank you tour will take them to Oklahoma State where they will meet various groups of Kenyans living there. The tour will take the children to Oklahoma State for two weeks, during which they will meet various groups of Kenyans living there. The bank is a close partner of the children’s centre located in Juja, Kiambu county. It was founded in 2007 by a Kenyan couple living in the US - Eunice and Robert Menja - to provide child-centered programs that prepare children under their care for a lifetime of learning, while their families are empowered to become self independent. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


'Terror attack' as truck drives into Stockholm crowd

Police say they are investigating a possible terror attack after a truck drove into pedestrians in Stockholm, killing two people. Swedish broadcaster SVT says shots have been fired. There are also reports of a separate shooting incident in a second location about 20 minutes from the pedestrian shopping street where the crash took place. According to the Swedish paper Aftonbladet, one eye witness in the shopping mall said she saw "hundreds of people" running for their lives. Another witness described the panic when the truck came out of nowhere: "I went to the main street when a big truck came out of nowhere. I could not see if anyone was driving it but it got out of control. I saw at least two being run over. I ran as fast as I could from there".



ODM loses bid to hold primaries before April 12 as IEBC maintains stance





The late Agnes Gatonga of Northampton, UK


A Kenyan lady has passed away in UK. The late Agnes Gatonga passed away in Tuesday 28th March, 2017 at Northampton General Hospital, UK. The friends and children of our beloved sister the late Agnes Gatonga would like to announce  the sudden demise of Agnes Gatonga. She has been working as a  nurse at Milton Keynes, UK and as an agency nurse in various places. She hails from Mangu  (Kamwangi), Kiambu, Kenya. She has left behind two children who lost their dad too through a tragic accident two years ago. Well wishers are meeting  daily for prayers at  her residence 2 Althorpe Road.NN5 5EF behind  Aldi , St James between 6pm to 9pm.The children would like to repatriate the body back home. Memorial service and Funeral details will follow. May God bless you as you support the family. For those that cannot make it to visit please forward your contributions to Keziah Maina Barclays bank. Sort code 207689 - account no. 00690627. Agnes memorial service will be held on Saturday the 8th April, 2017 between 12pm and 4 pm at Tomalin Room, Doddridge Centre, 109 St James Road, Northampton,NN5 5LD. Please join us to celebrate a life well lived. Parking is available on site. Remember to log in Reg. number of vehicle at reception to avoid ticket. For more information  contact  Martin  Kuria on 07886519749.Or Keziah Maina 07885774452 or her son Ben 07929331371.


After nearly 10 months of chaos the pound is finally returning to normal

LONDON — Since Britain voted to leave the European Union last June, the pound has been on a wild ride, enduring a more than 15% drop against the dollar that has included a flash crash, frequent fleeting surges, and a total realignment in the way the markets look at the currency. However, in the past couple of weeks, the pound has started to look a little more normal in the way it has traded during big events. Having previously been a cyclical currency, and moving on major economic events like data releases and interest decisions, in the second half of 2016 sterling became part of a growing trend of currencies being driven not by such events, but rather by political developments, especially those related to Brexit. "The UK was perhaps the clearest example of political drivers taking over. GBP had been a cyclically driven currency, with interest rate differentials dominating cable’s movements. But from the start of 2016, the UK’s referendum on EU membership started to dominate the market. This political event shone a bright light on the UK’s structural imbalances." Now, there is no real arguing with the assertion from many that "politics is the new economics" in the markets, as the likes of President Trump, French elections, Brexit dominate the discourse. However, signs are starting to emerge that the pound may be entering a period of relative normalcy.

Looking at major events in the past handful of weeks, sterling's reaction has been much more placid and predictable than has been the case since last June. On both Monday and Tuesday PMI surveys from IHS Markit — traditionally the sort of data release that moves sterling — disappointed against forecasts. The pound has dropped sharply on both occasions, as would normally have been expected. On Wednesday, the opposite occurred following the UK's services PMI release. The data was better than expected, the pound jumped. In the last few months, sterling investors have almost entirely looked through unofficial data points like PMIs. By contrast, any Brexit related news has caused significant moves in the pound against the dollar. Thursday, November 3, 2016, provides a perfect example. On that day, at 10.00 a.m. GMT (5.00 a.m. ET) the pound jumped after the High Court ruled that the British government could not begin the formal process to leave the European Union without first having a vote in parliament. A couple of hours later, the Bank of England's interest rate decision and quarterly Inflation Report —a major event in the economic calendar — barely moved the currency.

Last week, however, when Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the treaty on European Union, formally beginning the process of Brexit, sterling barely budged. Of course, the triggering of Article 50 was pretty much a symbolic event. Everyone knew that it would happen, and when it would happen, having been telegraphed nine days prior to the actual announcement. Regardless, only a few months ago — before the initial risks of Brexit had been priced into sterling forecasts — the announcement would likely have triggered some sort of knee jerk reaction in sterling's price. Now that Article 50 has been triggered, it looks like there will be a couple of months at least before negotiations begin earnest, especially with the prospect of the French presidential election looming large in the consciousness of the EU, a point made by strategists from BNP Paribas this week. "Ahead of key elections in Europe this year we do not expect much negotiation progress," Clara Leonard, an FX strategist with the bank writes. "Our economists expect Brexit negotiations to only start in early June." This is likely a good explanation for sterling's relatively calm demeanour in the past handful of weeks. Of course, once negotiations begin in earnest, all bets are off. Talks could start on good terms or bad, early bumps — like the UK's divorce bill — could be ironed out quickly, or take as long as six months (as chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier expects). But for the time being, with no real developments likely coming up for some months, sterling should sail calmer seas. For a little while at least.


Uhuru okays formation of city’s traffi c agency

President Uhuru Kenyatta chairing a Cabinet meeting at State House last year

The Cabinet yesterday approved the creation of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, to remove the capital’s traffic gridlock and unlock its vast economic potential. The Cabinet, chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, was first briefed on the Nairobi Metropolitan Transport Authority Bill, 2016, which will provide relevant laws to run the authority. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia sought approval for the formation of the authority through the Executive Order issued by President Kenyatta in February. The authority will address the transport challenges that have hampered the economy of the wider Nairobi metropolitan area covering the city, Murang’a, Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos. The functions of the authority will include developing a coherent transport policy supportive of the development of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. It will oversee the implementation of an integrated transport master plan and will also manage the development of a sustainable, integrated Mass Rapid Transit System strategy.

Upgrading of the transport system of the metropolitan area will have huge benefits for the country’s economy, which is estimated to be losing more than Sh100 billion annually due to Nairobi’s inefficient transport system. Studies show that Nairobi has a sleeping population of about 4.2 million people and a day population of seven million people. The citizens mainly come from the surrounding counties of Kiambu, Machakos, Murang’a and Kajiado. The Ministry of Transport has already entered into an agreement with the five counties the authority will cover for the development of an integrated transport system. In February, President Kenyatta issued an Executive Order directing the establishment of the agency. The Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority Bill provides for a council that will oversee the running of the metropolitan transport authority. The Nairobi Metropolitan Area Council will be headed by a chairperson to be appointed by the President. The functions of the council will include receiving the annual budget estimates of the authority. It will also approve external funding and bilateral agreements in line with the national financial and fiscal policies. - The Star



Kabogo uses armoured military cars to take Uhuru around Kiambu

One of the armoured military cars Kiambu Governor William Kabogo used to escort President Uhuru Kenyatta around the county, April 6, 2017.

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo is known to love a flashy lifestyle but it is not everyday that one uses an armoured military vehicle to escort the President. On Wednesday, as President Uhuru Kenyatta toured Kiambu, Kabogo ensured that his armoured Iveco LMV was in the entourage. The Iveco LMV or Light Multirole Vehicle is an innovative tactical vehicle, developed to reduce threat posed by improvised explosive devices and landmines. One wonders if Kabogo rides in the vehicle for security reasons or in a show of his flamboyance. The heavy duty vehicle’s cost is estimated to be between Sh20 million and Sh30 million. Kabogo has admitted a love for state of the art machines and owns a large number of cars and motorbikes, which he has used at Kiambu TT races. - The Star





Uhuru scraps search fees for land titles

The Cabinet yesterday waived fees for title deed searches

Chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta, it said this will cushion Kenyans from unnecessary costs. This is part of the government’s ease of doing of business in Kenya policy. The directive is also expected to reduce the bureaucratic procedures that have characterised land transactions for decades. The decision comes on the back of the progress that the Jubilee administration has made in issuing more than three million title deeds since coming into office. The government was able to surpass its target of issuing three million titles by fast-tracking the issuance of titles through a temporary waiver of land adjudication and survey fees. The Ministry of Lands is also working on the digitisation of land registries that has seen automation of land transactions, thus reducing the time it takes to complete a transaction. Automation has also reduced the possibilities of tampering with property data. - The Star




Jubilee nets in Sh715 million from fees for nominations

Jubilee Chair of disciplinary committee Muchai Lumatete with head of Jubilee

secretariat Raphael Tuju at party headquarters on march 28

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has received Sh715.8 million nomination fees from aspirants ranging from MCA to governor hopefuls. This is in addition to the Sh150 million the party made from selling membership cards that were initially to be used for nominations. The party has one presidential aspirant, 106 for governor, 161 for senator, 171 woman representative hopefuls, 1,006 for MP and 6,568 for ward representative. Governors were to pay Sh500,000, senators Sh250,000, MPs Sh250,000, woman representatives Sh250,000 and MCAs Sh50,000. The figure is the total of what hopefuls for the positions paid. The fee for the presidential aspirant was not included. By late last month, more than 5,000 aspirants had paid nomination fees ahead of party primaries that will take place on April 21. The figures released by the party also shows Jubilee will not field candidates for governor in five counties. The party has also kept off two senator and three woman representative positions. It will field candidates in 261 of the 290 constituencies. In a statement yesterday, JP executive director Winnie Guchu said the party has submitted the list of aspirants to the IEBC. - The Star



Only IEBC to announce poll results, Opposition can monitor, tally outcome

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 6 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission now says the Opposition can have parallel tallying centres only for the purpose of monitoring, tallying and verifying election results but for their own internal use. IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati, however, says its only IEBC which is mandated to announce and declare the results of an election. He made the announcement after meeting the NASA principals led by Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka, who declined to make any statement to journalists. Other key issues discussed was the ongoing auditing of the voter’s register, where they agreed that KPMG will engage stakeholders in the process. They also discussed on the number of agents political parties shall deploy in polling stations according to the law.




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NASA will punish 'dead horse' governor Joho for forgery, says Omar

A file photo of Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar during a press conference in the county. Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has an illegally acquired degree and his leadership is also illegal, Senator Hassan Omar has said. "Forgery is forgery," Omar said, adding anybody alleged to have committed a criminal offence must be punished. "If you have a degree acquired illegally it means you are a governor illegally," he told journalists in the county on Thursday. "If education and excellence are not important, why do parents run around? Work very hard. That's what this country needs; men and women of integrity," he added. Omar described Joho as a "dead horse" governor whom he said will be punished if the National Super Alliance takes over power after the August 8 vote. He said the troubled county boss should step aside and allow investigations into claims that he forged his academic papers. “I can assure you that after NASA takes over, forgery will be one of the first matters that will go before our criminal jurisdiction. We cannot condone this,” he said. “If you have a criminal case step aside. We don’t want you to influence investigations,' he added during the press conference at Renaissance Center on Thursday. Omar, who is Wiper secretary general, said they will prosecute any criminals no matter their affiliations to Jubilee Party or NASA. - The Star


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Artist's window cleaner jailed for stealing paintings worth £500k

 A window cleaner who acted like a "vulture on a carcass" by stealing valuable paintings from a dead artist has been jailed for four years. Daniel Pressland, 42, took artwork worth £500,000 from the Hertford home of renowned Scottish artist Alan Davie. Pressland, from Billericay, Essex, had been Mr Davie's window cleaner since 2002, St Albans Crown Court heard. In the months after the artist's death in 2014, Pressland burgled his house several times, taking 31 paintings.







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Uhuru's elder sister Margaret Wambui dies aged 89

"Wambui (second right) died on Wednesday aged 89. She was the only daughter and the eldest of two children of Mzee Kenyatta and his first wife Nyokabi."  President Uhuru Kenyatta's sister Margaret Wambui has died at a Nairobi hospital after a short illness. Wambui died on Wednesday aged 89. She was the only daughter and the eldest of two children of Mzee Kenyatta and his first wife Nyokabi. She was never married and did not have children. - The Star


Kenyans illegally in Saudi Arabia asked to leave during 90-day amnesty

The Kenyan embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has urged undocumented people to take advantage of a 90-day amnesty and leave the country. This is part of a campaign dubbed 'A Nation Without Violators'. The amnesty that began on March 29 will keep undocumented migrant workers from paying fines and penalties relating to violations of the residency law, labour system, and border security. It applies to those who have overstayed Umrah and Haj, pilgrims without Haj permits, those who have illegally crossed the border into the country, residents with expired permits, workers with permits but no Iqama IDs cards and runaway workers. In a circular released on Wednesday, the embassy said Kenyans should ensure they have completed all formalities for their repatriation before the deadline. “We urge all Kenyans to adhere to the rules and refrain from engaging in acts that will endanger their legal status in the kingdom,” read the statement. Ibrahim Adan, Kenya’s deputy ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said the embassy had rolled out elaborate arrangements to assist Kenyans. Adan added that they were "closely coordinating with relevant Saudi authorities for guidelines and procedures to assist Kenyans expected to avail themselves". “Those with valid passports will undergo the normal procedures laid out and those who don’t possess passports will be issued with emergency certificates,” he also said.


To get emergency certificates, those seeking to leave the country must provide copies of their passports and two passport size photographs. For clearance procedures and travelt o Kenya, citizens must provide valid passports or emergency certificates, air tickets and exit visas. The ambassador warned Kenyans against fraudsters who offer to rectify their legal status under the current amnesty. "We are optimistic that many Kenyans, majority being house helps who have run away from their employers, will take advantage of the amnesty and leave the kingdom without facing any penalties or legal actions," he said. Many families in Kenya have reported that relatives who went to work in Saudi Arabia were being mistreated, had gone missing or had been killed. The families have sought help from the government through the Foreign Affairs ministry. In 2015, the government distanced itself from 200 Kenyans languishing in Saudi Arabian jails saying they have only themselves to blame. “Those convicted should carry their own crosses,” said an officer from the ministry of Foreign Affairs who did not want to be named. He said the government had no way of helping those who had broken the law in Saudi Arabia and had been convicted by courts of law. - The Star


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Kenyans lend government Sh150million in a record 13 days

Kenya has fully sold its debut mobile phone-based bond worth 150 million shillings ($1.45 million), with investor demand forcing the issue to be closed ahead of time, the Treasury said on Wednesday. The East African nation started selling the three-year bond, called M-Akiba, on March 23, becoming the first to issue a mobile phone-based bond in the world. The offer was open for three weeks but it closed on Wednesday when the target amount was reached. The 150 million shillings raised is the first tranche of the bond; the balance of 4.85 billion shillings goes on sale in June. The bond sale is a further advance in financial technology for the country that pioneered mobile money with M-Pesa in 2007. Some 102,000 people registered on their phones to invest in the bond, but only 5,000 of those made actual purchases, ranging from the minimum 3,000 shillings up to 1 million shillings - the maximum bought by a single investor, the Finance Ministry said. "This makes the average investment in M-Akiba to be 20,000 shillings," a ministry statement said. - The Standard.



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Get professional help before bedbugs overrun your home

When large-scale bedbug infestations were reported in university hostels and high school dormitories a while back, many people were incredulous. However, the bugs have spread to many households in the recent past, especially in urban areas such as Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru. The small, oval, brownish insects that feed solely on human blood are giving many Kenyans sleepless nights. However, due to the social stigma of  having bedbugs in one’s home, many people do not seek the professional help and try to exterminate the blood-sucking insects on their own, often to no avail. Mr Job Naibei, the CEO of pest termination company Intex Pest Ltd, who has eight years’ experience in pest elimination,  says  the pests not only cause people sleepless nights, but also cause them psychological trauma in the form of immense stress and anxiety. “Eighty per cent of our work involves bedbug eradication. In Nairobi alone, we fumigate more than 10 houses  infested by bedbugs, every” says Mr Naibei. He attributes the increase in infestation to the country’s high reliance on a public transport system. “Many people unwittingly pick up bedbugs from matatus – and even airplanes. We fumigate matatus frequently. Just last week, we were at an airport getting rid of bedbugs from more than a dozen planes belonging to a local airline!” he adds. Also contributing to the spread of bedbugs is the second-hand clothing (mitumba) market, he says “Some of these imported clothes come with bedbugs, so we visit godowns in Gikomba and Muthurwa markets every weekend to fumigate the clothes before they hit the stalls,” Mr Naibei reveals.

But you can also bring bedbugs into your home via infested second-hand furniture or  vehicles. Mr Naibei warns that you should not bring in any such item without thoroughly inspecting it for bedbug infestation. And don’t assume new items aren’t a problem; inspect them too, if possible. He quickly adds that the presence of bedbugs in a home is not necessarily a sign of poor hygiene or low socio-economic status. “You will be surprised that we get rid of bedbugs in just as many residences in Runda and Lavington as we do in Eastlands,” he says. “There are even people who regard bedbugs as demonic and take clerics to their homes to pray for the pests to go away.”  But even if you are careful, bedbugs can still find their way into your home. They are great hitchhikers and can latch onto your suitcase after a night in a hotel, or attach themselves to a v­­isitor’s hair. So, how do you know that your home is infested?


Intex Pests CEO Job Naibei. Mr Naibei’s company eliminates bedbugs at a cost of Sh1,000 shillings per and offers a six-month

guarantee against re-infestation. Fumigation calls for powerful chemicals and protective clothing. 


“Just looking for bites on one’s skin is not enough,” says Mr Naibei. “This is because it is hard to tell a bedbug bite from that of other insects like, say a mosquito. Besides, some people do not react to bedbug bites.” If you suspect you have bedbugs in your house, first look out for red stains on your bedsheets and mattress, which appear when you crush the bugs. Also look out for bedbug excrement, which appears as small, dark spots. Meanwhile, bedbug eggs are white, oval-shaped and smaller than a grain of rice. “If you spot any of these, contact a professional for assistance as soon as possible because it will cost far much less than tackling widespread infestation,” Mr Naibei suggests. You can live with bedbugs in your home for months and only notice the problem after the infestation has spread. Mr Naibei says this is because bedbugs hide in cracks as narrow as a national identity card, where the female lays about five eggs a day.  The eggs hatch in about a week. Mr Habib Abudlrazak, whose two-bedroom apartment in Kasarani on the outskirts of Nairobi was infested with the bugs, knows just how much misery they can cause when, after  abandoning his house for three months, he  found the bugs still there upon his return. “I have no idea where they came from. I thought if I did not sleep in my house  for some time, they might starve and die,” he told DN2.

However, Mr Naibei says  trying to starve bedbugs is ineffective since they can go for up to 300 days without food. “I bought various chemicals that cost me Sh15,000 but they were ineffective,” Mr Abdulrazak laments. Mr Naibei says that pesticides bought over the counter rarely work because of ineffective application, and the fact that bedbugs develop resistance to most chemicals. “Many hawkers and agro-vet owners sell various agricultural chemicals as a remedy for bedbugs. This does not eliminate the bedbugs but instead makes them resistant to chemicals, and thus harder to kill.” nHe says a professional pest termination company  “is usually licensed to access powerful chemicals that cannot be handled by ordinary citizens”. So by contracting professionals, you also avoid  exposing yourself to  harmful chemicals.” A popular home remedy used by many people is soaking bedding in hot water and pouring hot water on the surfaces where bedbugs are spotted. While this might provide temporary relief, it is not sustainable. “Bedbugs usually die when exposed to temperatures above 45 degrees centigrade, hence the logic behind soaking one’s bedding in hot water. However, many people who have tried the method usually complain that the bugs return after a few days,” he says.

He recalls a case in which a local bus company  tried to rid its vehicles of bedbugs by removing all the seats and soaking them in hot water. Within a week, clients were complaining about the bugs, especially during night travel. Airing your bedding in the sun does not help much either as bedbugs can withstand pretty high emperatures. At Mr Abdulrazak’s house, a quick inspection revealed that the bedbugs had spread to the living room and kitchen. Using a backpack-spray and wearing protective clothing and gas masks, a team from a pest elimination firm applied  pesticide in every crevice in the house and on the furniture,   Mr Abdulrazak was also given a special solution in which to soak all his laundry for 10 minutes to eliminate the remaining bedbugs and kill their eggs. He was  advised to get rid of clutter around the house and conduct inspections every two months to ensure the bugs had not returned. Since bedbugs tend to breed and live inside furniture, some people, perhaps in desperation, hrow out such furniture. in an attempt to get rid of the bugs.  But Mr Naibei strongly advises against this, saying that with the help of professional pest exterminators, most of the furniture and fittings in a home can be treated and saved. Besides, throwing out stuff is not only expensive, but can worsen the problem by spreading bedbugs to other people’s homes. - Daily Nation.


Uhuru's elder sister Margaret Wambui dies aged 89

President Uhuru Kenyatta's sister Margaret Wambui has died at a Nairobi hospital after a short illness. Wambui died on Wednesday aged 89. She was the only daughter and the eldest of two children of Mzee Kenyatta and his first wife Nyokabi. She was never married and did not have children Wambui is known for being the first African woman mayor of Nairobi and the second African woman in the country to hold the position. She was deputy mayor of Nairobi in 1966 and mayor in 1971. Her tenure in office was marked by many developmental programs, including expansion of the subways, the building of low-cost housing and sewerage, and the expansion of public health facilities. - The Star




Jeremiah Kiereini son found dead in Karen house

Billionaire businessman Jeremiah Kiereini has lost his only son, Githae, who was found dead at his Karen home on Wednesday 5th April, 2017. Githae's brother, Mburu, was also found dead in his house four years ago. The 42-year-old's body was discovered by a worker who called police. He was alone in the house. "The body had no visible injuries and foul play is not suspected at this stage," a police officer said. A postmortem will be conducted at the Lee Funeral Home to ascertain the cause of death. The elder Kiereini has extensive investments in insurance and other businesses. - The Star -




Jackson Karanja Njiiri and his wife Sharon Karanja have clocked Lenana Peak on Mount Kenya. The couple who lives in Nottingham, UK are in Kenya for a holiday started climbing Mt. Kenya on Friday 31st March from Nanyuki and it is only on Monday 3rd April, 2017 they managed to reach the Lenana peak. They met another British and French group who were on the same mission. The journey was very demanding and they almost gave up a few metres to the peak. There is no communication on the mountain which makes the communication very difficult. They are back safely and the Seed's family would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them. Jackson is the eldest son of Mr. Seed.



Seven refugees arrested in Dadaab camp for hosting terrorists

Seven Somali refugees have been arrested over claims of human trafficking and hosting Al-Shabaab terrorists at the Dadaab Refugee Camp. They are accused of facilitating the movement of refugees to Nairobi to obtain illegal documents and hosting terrorists at the facility. Police say the seven were arrested Tuesday in an investigation that had been launched weeks ago targeting illegal activities there.


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Mr Macharia, Director GFC Sacco UK visiting the project site in Kenya with Josephine - Manager - Optiven.

The GFC director liked the project and the Sacco committed to several value added plots

It was humbling moment for Optiven team from Kenya to meet Kenyans in UK. The engagement was extremely exciting as Kenyans here are very warm, friendly, welcoming and ready to engage on what is happening in Kenya. George Wachiuri CEO, Optiven had time to share the transformation agenda happening in Kenya and the role of Optiven foundation ( ) which is *Eyes On the Community. There was time to share the extremely easy way to own super value added plots in Kitengela township- Kenya during the launch of Victory Gardens Phase 3 in the UK. Many promised to send their representatives during Victory Phase 3 Mega Open Day on Saturday 6th May 2017. Kenyans in UK were given a very rare and exciting offer of paying deposit of £238 and only instalments of £529 for a very prime property with Optiven Ltd ( This will enable Kenyans in Diaspora to acquire a property hassle free. The property comes with solar lighting, water, Electricity, barbeque corner, green areas, house plans, security on site , security post, gated and in an area that is developed. For more information please visit or call Optiven CEO George Wachiuri on 0744 002 1602




Big response to Kenya mobile bond issue

Just a fortnight after authorities in Kenya rolled out the world’s first mobile-only government bond, there has been overwhelming response from investors.  The programme allows citizens to buy government bonds via mobile phone. The bond, named after the Kiswahili word  akiba  or “savings,” is aimed at encouraging ordinary Kenyans access to the country’s capital markets.  Investors can buy in increments as small as 3,000 shillings (about $30), compared to the minimum of 50,000 shillings individuals had to spend previously to buy government bonds.  Rose Mambo, CEO of the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC), one of the mobile bond trading companies, said 98,500 people had opened CDSC accounts and 5,000 people had actually bought bonds. People were being encouraged because the 10% return was guaranteed no matter how small the amount invested and the principal was not at risk, she said.
An ordinary Kenyan can now get a good return on their money. It is encouraging a savings culture among Kenyans."


She said fears among some Kenyans that the money would be used for electioneering by parties in the ruling Jubilee Coalition were unfounded.  

It is an infrastructure bond. The money will not be used for election fundraising. There is an accounting process for how the money is spent."



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Kenya and Friends in the Park team visited the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo in his office in London on Tuesday 4th April, 2017. The courtesy call was to update the High Commissioner and his team the progress of the preparation of the Kenya and Friends in the Park big day which will on 29th July, 2017. Over 10,000 Kenyans are expected to attend making it the largest Kenyans gathering in the UK. The event will take place at Plaistow Park - Greengate Street Plaistow E13 0BD. A large number of business from Kenya incluidng property agency and banks among them Equity Bank will be in attendance. Seen above from left seated is Mercy Kiminta, Stalls Manager Kenya in the Park, Mrs. Grace Cerere, Deputy High Commissioner, the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo and Mr. Seed the chairman of the Kenya and Friends in the Park. Standing from right is Mrs. Anne Kamau, Commercial Attache at the Commission, Lydiah a committee Kenya in the Park, Lydiah Olet the CEO of Kenya in the Park and Fredrick Kidali, First Secretary at the Kenya High Commission, London.





'Piracy is back' - Somali mayor

The mayor of a strategic port town off the coast of Somalia has said that "piracy is back", according to a journalist for Voice of America's Somali service. The town of Hobyo, which lies 700km (430 miles) north of the capital Mogadishu on the coast, was a key base for pirates at the height of their activities in 2011.  It's also close to the area where an Indian cargo ship with 11 crew on board was hijacked over the weekend.  A pirate leader told Reuters news agency earlier that the boat had been taken to waters off the Somali coast pending ransom negotiations. Piracy off the Somali coast has dropped significantly in recent years, in part because of extensive international military patrols as well as support for local fishing communities.   At the height of the crisis in 2011, there were 237 attacks and the annual cost of piracy was  estimated to be  up to $8bn (£7bn).  





Nairobi water rationing to get worse as Ndakaini hits new low

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 4 – Water rationing in Nairobi is expected to worsen in the next two weeks after the levels at the Ndakaini dam hit a new low of below 25 per cent. Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) Managing Director Philip Gichuki attributed the situation to the drying up of the rivers feeding the dam as result of the current dry spell. Speaking to Capital FM News, he described the situation as dire and stated that the rationing program will have to be reviewed.



Joho in deep trouble as DCI find critical evidence against him

Embattled Mombasa County governor Hassan Joho is under siege – The Mombasa governor was accused of forging his KCSE certificates – Joho,who nearly lost his life in a recent chaotic ODM rally in Migori will have to defend the ingenuity of his KCSE certificates in a court of law Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho is far from taking a sigh of relief after detectives introduced yet another sad twist into his many quandaries. The governor who is fresh from thorough grilling over his alleged fake academic certificates has a case to answer, if word from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations are anything to go by. According to a highly placed source who hissed to, detectives from the DCI have collected enough compelling evidence to charge the embattled Mombasa governor. The source, attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) told that the investigating team led by Assistant Inspector General of Police Samuel Nyabengi has enough evidence to sustain a case against Joho in a court of law. The team is said to have amassed ‘overwhelming evidence against the governor’ over incessant claims that he ‘cooked’, rather forged his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate. Hassan Joho has been under investigation after the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) repudiated his results slip, terming it fake. Joho’s problems began when KNEC wrote to the DCI claiming that the 1992 KCSE result slip used by Joho to gain admission to the University of Nairobi was forged. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has already presented its report to DCI boss Ndegwa Muhoro who is expected to forward it to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). This comes barely a week after Joho obtained orders to stop the DPP and the police from arresting, charging as well as prosecuting him. - Source




Bank in UK still worried about personal lending

The recent rapid rise in consumer borrowing is still a potential threat to the stability of the UK's financial system, says the Bank of England. The Bank is concerned about the damage that could be done to the finances of lenders if borrowers default on their borrowing during an economic downturn. The Bank's continued worries are made clear in the latest minutes of its Financial Policy Committee (FPC). These highlight the growth of credit card, bank loan and car loan borrowing. "[Consumer credit] had reached an annual growth rate of 10.9% in November 2016 - the fastest rate of expansion since 2005 - before easing back somewhat in subsequent months," the Bank said. "Dealership car finance had seen the fastest expansion in recent years, but credit cards and personal loans had contributed materially to the acceleration in consumer credit in 2016," it added.

These elements of household borrowing - known as consumer credit - are dwarfed by the amount of money that has been lent to home buyers in the form of mortgages. But the Bank fears that lenders may have become too slack in deciding to whom they should lend. The FPC pointed to the increasing length of interest-free periods being offered to borrowers who want to take advantage of special deals to transfer their credit card balances. Data from the price comparison service Moneyfacts shows that some card issuers will now offer interest-free periods of as long as 43 months. The Bank pointed out that credit card firms were allowed, under accounting rules, to book interest income from these borrowers, even during the interest-free period itself, on the assumption that interest payments would be made in the future. "These estimates were highly dependent on assumptions around the future behaviour of borrowers at the end of the interest-free period, which was uncertain," the Bank warned. In other words, borrowers might default or simply move their card balances elsewhere. This accounting approach is not news to the Bank, but it has been paying more attention to it precisely because lenders have been extending the interest-free periods which they offer. Another area of concern, the Bank said, was that some lenders had been offering larger, unsecured, personal loans than before.




Raila diehard supporter Elizabeth Ongoro ditches ODM

Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro has defected from ODM citing frustration by the party. Sources within Raila Odinga's party said Ongoro was asked not to run for the Ruaraka MP seat but refused. The seat is held by TJ Kajwang'. The sources said Ongoro turned down offers to vie for woman representative or senator. The legislator accused ODM of denying her the chance to exercise her democratic right to seek the Ruaraka MP seat. She was apparently barred from contesting on disciplinary grounds. This was after her supporters clashed with those of Kajwang' in Mathare last month, leaving two people dead. Ongoro is expected to announce the party under which she will vie for MP. The sources said she will join a party in the National Super Alliance. Her defection will deal ODM a big blow as her mobilisation skills had turned her into an asset for the party. Ongoro declared interest in the Ruaraka seat following speculation that Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua was to go for Nairobi Senator. Karua said she was not allied to the Opposition or Jubilee Party but is supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. - The Star


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Equity mobile cash platform cuts Safaricom market share


Equity Bank’s mobile banking platform accounted for over a fifth of mobile money transfers in the latest sector statistics by the Communication Authority of Kenya. Equitel, launched in August 2014, recorded an increase in the second quarter of 2016/2017 to Sh251.6 billion worth of transactions up from Sh45.4 billion during a similar quarter last year (2015/2016). This increased the percentage share of transactions to 22 per cent, up from five per cent during the same period in the previous quarter. Since it went live in 2015, Equitel has become the second largest mobile money service in Kenya in terms of transaction values. The largest is Safaricom’s M-Pesa, which had Sh892.9 billion worth of transactions for the 2016/2017 period, up from Sh754.8 billion the same quarter the previous year. “The volume of transactions (deposits and withdrawals) on this platform was registered at 456.6 million with Sh1.1 trillion transferred during the period. Mobile commerce recorded a total of 262.6 million transactions with Sh586.4 billion used to pay for goods and services. The person-to-person transfers amounted to Sh515.9 billion during the period,” said the second quarter sector statistics. The data from the CA looked at transfers from M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Orange Money, Equitel Money, Mobikash and Tangaza. M-Pesa, which accounted for the highest number and value of transactions, had a slightly higher person-to-person transfer value as compared to the value of mobile commerce transactions, whereas Equitel had accounted for double the value of mobile commerce transactions compared to its person to person transactions.


 “The total number of mobile money subscriptions was recorded at 31.9 million while mobile money agents were recorded at 161,583 during the quarter under review,” read the CA report. The Central Bank of Kenya indicated that at the end of 2016, the volume of cash moved through mobile money transfer platforms grew by a fifth last year to cross the Sh3 trillion mark for the first time. This means that Kenyans transacted an average of Sh280 billion in real-time mobile-based payments per month, or Sh9.2 billion a day last year – compared to the Sh7.7 billion moved daily through the same platform in the full year of 2015. Mobile banking apps such as M-Shwari, Equitel, M-Co-op Cash, and KCB M-Pesa have greatly transformed how Kenyans access loans, and consumers no longer need to fill lengthy paperwork, pledge collateral or undergo vetting by credit officer. Mobile money has become an integral part of commerce in Kenya over the past decade. It has evolved to become a loan disbursement tool, adding to other uses such as peer transfers, betting, as paying for shopping, utility bills (water, rent and electricity), school fees, and receiving dividends. Commercial lenders have rolled out the PesaLink platform that allows for digital bank-to-bank payments. PesaLink enables customers to make real-time payments between bank accounts without going through intermediaries such as M-Pesa. - Daily Nation.





Kenyans in the Diaspora must disclose income

earned abroad or face penalties, KRA says

* Those who fail to file their returns for the year ended December 31, 2016 will be investigated for assessment of taxes due, interest and penalties.
* The National Treasury plans to raise Ksh300 billion ($3 billion) by taxing income generated by individuals, businesses and properties held abroad
* Those who declare their incomes during the amnesty period ending December 31, 2017, will have their dues waived.
* Regulations on how to catch tax evaders residing outside Kenya will soon be gazetted

From next year, Kenyans who work, do business or own property outside the country risk huge penalties for not disclosing their incomes for taxation back home. The Kenya Revenue Authority has given a one-year tax amnesty to December 31, 2017 for tax payers in the diaspora to file their returns for the year ended December 31, 2016. Those who fail to do so will be investigated for assessment of taxes due, interest and penalties.   “We are asking these people to voluntarily come forward and take advantage of the tax amnesty. We are aware there are Kenyans holding assets overseas,”  the deputy commissioner in-charge of the policy and co-ordination unit at KRA James Ojee told reporters in Nairobi Tuesday. Mr Ojee said that those who declare their incomes during the amnesty period will have their taxes, interests and penalties for the previous years including 2016 waived. The National Treasury plans to raise Ksh300 billion ($3 billion) by taxing income generated by individuals, businesses and properties held abroad, to finance part of its Ksh2.6 trillion budget in the 2017/2018 fiscal year. The prime targets include athletes, footballers, artists, consultants and auditing firms. KRA said regulations on how to catch tax evaders residing outside Kenya would soon be gazetted after the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury Henry Rotich signed a multilateral tax information exchange agreement in Paris. It allows 120 tax jurisdictions worldwide to share confidential information on individuals’ tax obligations. “We are just waiting for the gazette notice. Once it is gazetted then we are up and running. This is going to form the basis for investigations,” said Mr Ojee. "“Those who come forward will be happier than those who say let us wait and see.” He said that the rate of tax compliance in Kenya is very low with less than two million of the 10 million eligible tax payers paying taxes. -



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'Nigerian' pastor jailed in London for sexual assault
 Benjamin Egbujor and Rose Nwenwu

 A UK-based pastor, believed to be originally from Nigeria, has been jailed in London for sexually assaulting a girl and a woman during “private prayer sessions”. Fifty-five-year-old Benjamin Egbujor, of Harold Avenue in Kent, was found guilty of sexual assault and causing a child to engage in sexual activity. His 43-year-old secretary, Rose Nwenwu, of Thurlestone Road in London, was also found guilty of aiding him and of participating in sexual assault. The Metropolitan Police said Bejamin and Rose committed the offences at their Jubilee Christian Centre (JCC) in Penarth Street in London. “Officers in the Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Command started an investigation in January 2014 after a teenage girl disclosed to her family she had been abused by Egbujor,” the Met said. “The victim, who was under the age of 16, said Egbujor told her she had been chosen to attend an individual prayer session. “After being taken into his private office, the girl was forced to undress and oil was poured over her.

 “As a result of further enquiries, officers also interviewed a woman in her 30s who disclosed she had also been sexually assaulted by Egbujor. “The adult victim said Nwenwu, who worked as Egbujor’s secretary, also took part in the sexual assault by taking her clothes off and pouring oil over her,” the Met police added. Egbujor was sentenced to three years and four months in jail while Nwenwu received a three-year jail sentence after a five-week trial at Inner London Crown Court. They were also made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will now have to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register. An officer at Met’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Command, Detective Inspector Angela Craggs, said: “I hope this conviction serves to empower victims of sexual violence to come forward and report to police, and as a warning to offenders who think they can use their position to protect them from the law.” Police Constable James Bell, of the Met’s Offences and Child Abuse Command, said: “Egbujor and Nwenwu preyed on their victim’s vulnerabilities, whilst satisfying their own sexual urges under the guise of private prayer. “I fear there may be other victims who have not yet come forward and I urge them or any victim of sexual abuse to tell the police what happened,” he said. Egbujor appears to be a popular preacher whose sermons are available on the internet, watched by many on the video sharing site YouTube.



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Optiven team visiting the UK had a meeting with Kenyans in Swindon

Mr. Wachiuri CEO Optiven addressing Kenyans in Swindon on Sunday

The Optiven team from Kenya took time to meet Kenyans in Swindon, UK on Sunday 2nd April, 2017. The engagement was extremely exciting as Kenyans here are very warm, friendly, welcoming and ready to engage on what is happening in Kenya. George Wachiuri CEO, Optiven had time to share the transformation agenda happening in Kenya and the role of Optiven foundation ( ) which is Eyes On the Community. There was time to share the extremely easy way to own super value added plots in Kitengela. Kenya during the launch of Victory Gardens Phase 3 many promised to send their representatives during Victory Phase 3 Mega Open Day on 6th May 2017. Kenyans in Swindon were given a very rare offer of paying a deposit of £238 and only instalments of £529 for a very prime property. This will enable Kenyans in Diaspora to acquire a property hassle free. The property comes with solar lighting, water, Electricity, barbeque corner, green areas, gated and in an area that is developed. Optiven is ready to Work and Walk with our dear brothers and sisters in UK to own property easily in Kenya.


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Mr Peter Mukuna Njora and Mama Flora of Dagenham have lost their mum in Kenya

It’s with deep regret and profound sadness we announce the sudden passing away of Florence Wambui Njora of Nyahururu Kenya on Friday 31st March, 2017. She was the mother of Peter Mukuna Njora and mother-in-law to Jacinta Wahito Mukuna. She was the grandmother to Florence and Xavier Ngugi {Coventry UK}, Dr Florence Wambui Mukuna Emma Wamucii Mukuna and Megan Wangui Mukuna of Dagenham Essex. Friend and relatives are meeting at his residents 191 Maplestead Road Dagenham RM9 4XU from 6pm. A memorial service for the Late Florence Njora will be held on Tuesday 04/04/2017 at Mukuna’s Residence191 Maplestead Road Dagenham RM9 4XU at 6pm. The Late Florence Njora will be laid to rest on Friday 7 April 2017 at her Residence in Nyahururu, Kenya. “In God’s hands you rest in our hearts you live forever”. Amen. Your can contact Mr, Mukuna on 07853 174 966.




'Suicide attack' on St Petersburg metro kills 11

 At least 11 people have been killed in a blast on the underground rail system in St Petersburg. Dozens of people were also injured in the explosion which occurred between Sennaya Square and Technology Institute, two busy stations in the centre of the Russian city. Citing law enforcement officials, Interfax said a suicide bomber was responsible for the blast. The suspected bomber was a 23-year-old from central Asia who had links to radical Islamists, it added. Following the blast, a second explosive device was found and deactivated at nearby Vosstaniya Square station. It was made to look like a fire extinguisher, filled with shrapnel and was more than three times the size of the other explosive. Vladimir Putin is among those who have laid tributes for the victims outside Technology Institute station.


Scientists reveal 20 Kenyan plants that can cure cancer

Scientists have confirmed more than 20 local plant species are effective against many of the top killer cancers today. During a three-day annual scientific conference of Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), more than 30 researchers left no doubt that the country has immense capacity to deal with cancer from its plant resources. The scientists from various local universities collaborating with Kemri described how they hunted down, studied and confirmed in laboratories that plant extracts hold effective treatments to even the most deadly cancers. The evidence presented at the KASH conference in Nairobi in February left no doubt that every Kenyan dying of cancer lives near or next to a possible cancer treatment or cure. Between the researchers, 16 projects were presented involving about 20 plants, some including pearl millet and the sijambok pod.

Most of the plants the scientists reported are widely used locally for medicinal purposes and many specifically for treating cancer. “Over 60 per cent of currently used anti-cancer agents are derived from natural sources,” explained Sabina Wangui Wachira of Centre for Traditional Medicine and Drug Research at Kemri. “Our work was to provide scientific evidence to support claims that some Kenya medicinal plants are active against cancer.” Wachira, in the work also involving Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, investigated the effectiveness of three local plants against cancers. These included the well-known red stinkwood (Prunus africana), which has been exploited internationally for the treatment of prostate cancer. However, this time around they were testing the effectiveness of the tree’s bark against breast cancer, a major killer of women in Kenya. “We found extracts from the bark highly effective against breast cancer cell lines, explaining why many communities use it as a medicine,” she told the conference.





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Mandatory Military Service Works in Israel

A rite of passage in Israel, when one turns 18, is being drafted into the military. Men serve three years and women normally serve half that long. Officers (men or women) are signed for an additional year, for the privilege of attending the Officers’ Training School. Some (men and women) then remain in service as a vocation and are entitled to early retirement at the age of 40, at which time they typically embark on a second career.

This was the way the system used to work. After completing the matriculation exams, a young person, fresh out of high school, would undergo exams and screening, go through boot camp, and start the most influential period of one’s life. These soldiers and their commanders are entrusted with the safety and security of the Jewish Homeland. They carry out the policies of the Israeli government. Whatever the composition of the ruling coalition, the military is there to execute its decisions, with the goal of defending the Jewish State.
Once, if a person did not serve as everyone else, he would be ostracized from society. The chances of getting a job dissipated, life was unbearable. The exceptions were the ultra-orthodox Haredi Jews who do not serve men study at Yeshivot (religious seminaries) and women are to be married at a very early age and raise children. In the Jewish state, this exemption became an entitlement, causing a rift between the secular and religious sectors, the former enraged by the lack of equal burden under the law.

Over the past 20 years, things have changed. First, there was a massive immigration from the former Soviet Union, followed by immigration from Ethiopia. With an ever-increasing number of enlistees among the new immigrants, the military could afford to become more “selective.” That proved to be a mistake. It happened at the same time that another worrying trend emerged: a new fashion not to serve. Various teen idols avoided service; a phenomenon that gained more and more acceptance, until matters reached a critical level that could no longer be ignored. Last year, the military began fighting this phenomenon and named it a top priority.




Prime Land for Sale with ready Title Deeds ( Owner in the UK)

1/8 plots for sale at Mwalimu farm in Ruiru, Kiambu near the proposed Eastern By-Pass adjoining Thika Rd Superhighway and Kangundo road. Price KShs. 575,000 TITLE included ( Approx GBP 4,520/ USD 5,580). The land is located about 15 kms (9 miles) from Outer ring road (under construction into the super Highway); about 30 Kilometres from Nairobi City Centre and about 5 Kilometres from Kangundo Road/Eastern By-Pass Junction

The Land is viable for various development projects including Commercial and residential, some already with Gated Communities.

If interested Contact:
Mr Wilfred on +254 711 923 157 for directions and Site visit.

Payments to be deposited at:
Mohammed & Kinyanjui Advocates
Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Account Number: 01136126648200
Branch: Nairobi Business Centre
Swift Code: KCOOKENA
Branch Code: 11051

Once you make payment send Email to or alternatively drop the payment slip to the following office:
Mohammed & Kinyanjui advocates
Bemuda Plaza,
1st Floor, Suite B5,
Ngong Road
Telephone: +254 714 650 001
1. Bank Payment Slip (Three equal months Installment can be considered and discount for cash buyers as well)

2. Kenyan ID or Passport

3. KRA Pin No

4. Two Passport photos

Once a 50% deposit or full payment is received , a plot will be allocated . A Title will be issued within 90 days. For further details please contact the owner in UK on +44 7724037585 or gain you can contact Mr. Seed in UK on +44 7951220695  -





Mr. Peter Mahu Chairman of Giraffe Holiday Homes and his party have arrived in UK. The Party arrived in UK on Tuesday, 28th March 2017, which include Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mahu, Jackton Amatula, the Manager of Giraffe Ark Hotel and Robert Burale. They will be in UK for 3 weeks and they intend to hold several meetings in the UK as follows:

• London: Saturday, 01/04/17 from 2.00-6.00 p.m.

Venue: Trinity Centre, East Avenue, Manor Park,
London, E12 6SG.

 • Luton: Saturday, 08/04/17 from 2.00-6.00 p.m.Venue: Luton Play Football Hall,
Next to Stopsley High School,
St. Thomas’s Road,
Luton, LU2 7UX

• Nottingham: Good Friday, 14/04/17
Times and venue to be confirmed later.

• Glasgow: Sunday-16/04/17 from 2.00-6.00pm
Venue: Calabash African Restaurant,
57 Union Street,
Glasgow, G1 3RB.

You are welcome to pop in to discuss the product you are interested in or join us for the whole session where you will have the opportunity to hear and understand what Golden Pearl group has to offer.

Someone will be available to give you personalised service and discuss your interest with you and answer any questions you may have.

Giraffe Ark Park has attracted a high level of interest from guests from Diaspora and within the Kenyan community. We can offer bespoke personalised holiday packages for individuals and groups. We also offers bespoke Wedding packages tailored to meet the clients needs and taste. Discounts will be offered for holidays purchased/booked on the day. Please contact us to discuss how we can make your big day memorable with our bespoke wedding packages or honey moon packages.

The team will be here for 3 weeks and will be available to offer visit to interested individuals or groups to those who are not able to attend the organised events. Just call or email the contact below to arrange an appointment.

Please do not forget to click on the Videos below for a flavour of what Golden Pearl Group have to offer.

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For more information please contact Peter Mahu on 07542073067 or JACKTON AMATULA, TEL: +254715406794 and email: or





Popular north London shop worker faces deportation after 26 years in UK

 A popular north London shop worker who has lived in the UK for 26 years faces being deported after he was detained by immigration officers the day after Theresa Maytriggered Article 50. Stojan Jankovic, known as Stoly, is currently being held in a detention centre in Dorset and could be forced to leave the country as early as Tuesday. The 52-year-old moved to London from the former Yugoslavia in 1991 and has worked at Earth Natural Foods in Kentish Town Road for the last 15 years. He was taken into custody “without warning” when he attended his monthly appointment at an immigration reporting centre on Thursday, John Grayson, who co-owns the shop, said. He told the Standard: “He has been signing on at these appointments every month without fail for the last 10 years. “Then on Thursday afternoon we got a panicked phone call from him. “He said ‘they are taking me away’.” Mr Grayson said Mr Jankovic was put into the back of van before being whisked off. He added: “He’s reliable, he’s never had a day off work in the time he’s been working for me. “He has always paid his taxes and his national insurance. He’s never claimed a penny of state benefits. “Avuncular is the word a lot people use to describe him, He’s cheerful, slightly eccentric, very popular. “He’s peace loving and leads a quiet life. “He’s known as our public face, he's very well known in the local community and has been in the country unbroken for the last 26 years.” Local MP Keir Starmer has asked for Mr Jankovic’s deportation date to be delayed by at least 14 days to allow time for a legal challenge, Mr Grayson said. Mr Janokvic is understood to have applied for asylum when he arrived in the country but his application was refused. It is believed his leave to remain in the country expired in 1999 but he has been working and paying taxes since then without any problems. Mr Grayson added: “Considering the circumstances he’s in good spirits, he understands what’s happening and he’s an optimistic person.” An online petition calling for Mr Jankovic to remain in the UK was set up on Friday and has already received over 700 signatures, while the hashtag #savestoly has been started on Twitter. Mr Jankovic is currently at a The Verne Immigration Removal Centre – a former prison in the Isle of Portland, Dorset.





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US beefs up muscle in Somalia fight

President Donald Trump has given the US military greater authority to attack militants in Somalia. The US provides military support to Somalia in its fight against al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, which is waging an armed insurgency in the country. The head of US forces in Africa had asked for more flexibility and faster responses. A Pentagon spokesman said the White House had approved its request for "additional precision fired". This effectively means US special forces will be able to call in air strikes more quickly and accompany partner troops in more advanced positions, US media report. "The additional support provided by this authority will help deny al-Shabab safe havens from which it could attack US citizens or US interests in the region," said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis.



2 Samuel 22:25


God knows ‘the text’ of your life

We read in 2 Samuel 22:25: "22 For I have kept the ways of the Lord; I am not guilty of turning from my God. 23 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees. 24 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin. 25 The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness[a] in his sight." You can be successful yet still feel empty inside. Solomon’s life proves that. He was the world’s wealthiest man, as well as one of the most famous. Yet amazingly he begins the book of Ecclesiastes with these words: ‘Everything is meaningless’ (Ecclesiastes 1:2 NLT). Solomon discovered that a fulfilling life can only be built on two things: relationships and purpose. And the first and foremost relationship you must establish is with God. Once that happens you discover your life’s purpose. And as you start walking in it your joy and fulfilment knows no bounds. Self-help gurus tell us, ‘Look inside yourself and you’ll find the key!’ But how can you uncover the plot for your life by simply examining your life? You’ll have more luck following ‘the yellow brick road’! No, ‘It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone’ (Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG). Your life’s purpose has already been determined by the greatest mind and the kindest heart in the universe: the mind and heart of God. You say, ‘But things aren’t working out too well for me right now.’ We all have times like that. But here’s a promise you can stand on: ‘He makes everything work out according to his plan’ (v. 11 NLT). God knows ‘the text’ of your life. Pray and He will reveal it to you.


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Optiven Dines  with The Giant GFC Sacco in UK

The chairman of GFC Sacco Mr. Macharia (far left) charing with Mr. Wachiuri CEO Optiven

and the Treasurer Mr. Simon Muriithi before Mr. Wachiuri addressed the meeeting

Optiven had a successful Investment & Motivational  meeting with members of The Famous GFC Sacco in Readings U.K on Saturday 1st April 2017. Optiven Group CEO, Mr. George Wachiuri detailed the Investment  feasibility of Kitengela City as he gave special emphasis on Victory Gardens Phase 2 where the Sacco has already invested in Value added plots. He also introduced the newest baby on board Victory Phase 3, located only 10 miles from JKIA and 2 miles from the Namanga highway. Many members of the Sacco took up this investment at their personal capacity as the group deliberates on further investment on the same. During the meeting, Optiven committed to  partner with The GFC Sacco for future investment opportunities in Kenya. GFC Sacco Chairman Mr. Macharia thanked Optiven for  choosing the Sacco as one  of their preferred destination in their busy U.K. visit. Optiven team is visiting several cities during their one month stay.


A group of up to 20 people looked on as a gang punched and kicked a teenage asylum seeker at a bus stop in

South London, neighbours have said. Six people have been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder

of the Kurdish Iranian victim following Friday's attack in Shrublands Avenue, Croydon.

Amazing: Kenyan millionaire weds best friends same Day in LAVISH weddings

– I bet you know men who have married two wives or better yet have Mpango wa Kandos as is the norm nowadays

– But there is a slight chance you have witnessed a man who married two women who are best friend and hours apart. A Kenyan millionaire, Javan Bidogo, spent millions in lavish weddings for his two brides on the same weekend.

Wambui And believe it or not the brides who are are best friends even posed for a selfie before and after the wedding. The brides Asha Juma and Elvas

Kulengwa said their ‘I do’s’ over the weekend at different locations.


The ceremonies were held in two different locations, posh hotels.

Asha Juma wed Javan at the Serena Hotel In Dar es Salaam while Elvas Kulengwa said her vows at the Golden Jubilee Tower in Dar es Salaam. Asha’s colour code was maroon, gold and blue while Elvas’s was maroon, gold and white.


Javan Bidogo wed Elvas on Saturday, March 25 and he also wed Asha Sunday, March 26.

The nuptials were both invite only events and no kids were allowed to attend.

What’s interesting is they went for honeymoon together and even posed for a selfie on

their flight to honeymoon. What do you call such a man! - Source


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Life twists and Turns!

A gentleman walked into a Restaurant and after perusing through the menu ordered for some food. After about 20 mins another group of gentlemen walked in and ordered for theirs.

To his dismay,He saw them get served first. He watched as they began to eat and laugh heartily. He even overheard one of them brag about how he knew everyone at that hotel and how things moved fast for him there. He felt he was being mocked.He contemplated leaving. But he had waited for soo long.

Unable to take it anymore, he called the waiter and spoke rather verbosely of how unfair things were.

The waiter calmly told him, yours is a special order sir, being prepared by the chief chef himself. Their orders were prepared hurriedly by interns because the top chefs are busy with yours. That's why they came first. Please have some juice as you wait.

Unknown to him the owner of the hotel (who happened to be an old time long lost friend of his) had seen him coming and wanted to surprise him and had made changes to his simple meal to make it a five star meal. 

He calmed down and waited. Shortly after,his meal was served by 6 waiters and all were at his beck and call.He was being made very comfortable. 

The party at the other table were shocked!They couldn't stop staring. Suddenly they were the ones murmuring, asking why they didn't get that kind of service and meal. 

So it is with this life. Some people are ahead of you and eating now,laughing at you about how they know people and how they're blessed and moneyed and how they're enjoying life because of it. 

You have been waiting long wondering why its taking soo long to get your breakthrough, enduring mockery and humiliation. Maybe you have contemplated suicide,gone through depression or suffered severe mental anxiety.

Do not worry. The owner of the world has seen you. And doesn't want to give you simple meals like those laughing at you. And you're waiting long because yours is a special meal. Such meals take time. And only chief chefs make those. 


Take heart today. Wait for your meal and relax. When it comes. That laughing party will be silenced for good. Calm down.


Africa's top shots: 17-24 March 2017


State House intruder shot dead by GSU, Esipisu confirms

An intruder was shot dead by GSU personnel at State House Nairobi last Sunday, spokesman Manoah Esipisu has said. Esipisu said the unidentified man was shot near a perimeter fence far from main buildings within State House. “[The incident] is being handled by security apparatus”, Esipisu said on Sunday during a weekly briefing at the State Lodge Eldoret. He said President Uhuru Kenyatta was away attending a golf tournament in Muthaiga at the time of the incident. The suspect is said to have illegally accessed the highly-guarded grounds by jumping over the fence shortly before 5pm. It is unclear whether he was armed. The man was spotted by the elite GSU squad at the parking area near the main buildings before he was shot dead. - The Star


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Why Kalonzo must refuse to lose out to Raila inside NASA

FEW political careers will be on the line in the August elections like that of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. A loss for Kalonzo in the race for NASA flagbearer will be all but the end of his political career. A victory, on the other hand, will be the cherry on the cake of an unassuming political career that will be testament to the cliché saying that hard work and perseverance pay. Kalonzo would be the kid who rose from management trainee to CEO over a 30-year career in the same company rather than the whizz-kid remarkable for a spectacular app that turned around an industry. He would be more of a Warren Buffet than a Bill Gates, politically speaking. A victory for Kalonzo would mean one of three things: An outright win as NASA flagbearer against Uhuru Kenyatta, a loss to Uhuru Kenyatta as Nasa flagbearer or a loss as Wiper party flagbearer. What cuts across all three scenarios is that, come what may, Kalonzo must run for President in August in whichever political formation. This is because the biggest threat to Kalonzo’s career is neither Raila Odinga nor Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo’s greatest threat is right back at home within his Ukambani base. Should Alfred Mutua, Charity Ngilu, Mutula Kilonzo Jnr and Kivutha Kibwana win and Kalonzo does not have credible ground on which to anchor his next political move as is currently his situation, the scramble back home heading to 2022 will ensure he’s left holding on to little he could bargain with.

The only way he can contain these marauding talents is to secure himself and his political base a stake in the political outcome of the August election. An outright win would be the biggest stake. An outcome of Leader of the Opposition and the government in waiting would be considerable too, while a meaningful finish under his Wiper Party would give him huge stakes to negotiate for a considerable entry into whatever national government that is formed. The loss of the position of Kamba kingpin come 2022 would be Kalonzo’s greatest loss. Kalonzo can only use August to assert his dominance over his home turf and his opposition opponents. Should he be subdued nationally once again, he welcomes the same threat at home. The words of the National Assembly Minority leader Francis Nyenze, “No Kalonzo, No NASA”, should indeed be true for their entire political formation. Should Kalonzo capitulate to his own words that he has played second fiddleto Raila and he can do so once again, he not only relinquishes the ticket to an arrangement that has lost before but relinquishes his next five years to playing second fiddle all over again. It presents his home turf with a depressing sense of déjà vu and makes them amenable to other alternatives. He can also not play second fiddle to Musalia Mudavadi, a man who is politically worth half Kalonzo’s weight. It would incite the imagery of the biblical elder Esau, who gave up his birthright for a mess of potash to Jacob – though Mudavadi is no Jacob himself. - The Star



  Optiven Heads to Swidon

George Wachiuri CEO Optiven for Swindon - Leading Social Economic  Transformation in Africa. It will be a great Sunday 2nd April 2017 as Optiven CEO  heads to  thank customers in Swindon, UK. Venue: BLF Centre, 109-111 Cricklade Road, Gorsehill Swindon SN2 1AB - Time 2.45 pm to 4 pm.


Two US women jailed for financing terror in Kenya and Somalia

Jama, 36, and Dhirane, 46, had been charged with sending money to the terror group


Two women in the US were Friday sentenced to more than a decade in prison for providing support to terror groups in Kenya and Somalia. Muna Osman Jama and Hinda Osman Dhirane who were arrested in 2014 were sentenced to twelve years and eleven years consecutively for conspiracy to provide material support as well as providing material support to Al-Shabaab. Jama, 36, and Dhirane, 46, had been charged with sending money to the terror group which was used to fund military operations and safe houses. The accused are said to have used chatrooms to raise the funds and they openly expressed support for the Al-Shabaab. According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), one of the safe houses was used by Al-Shabaab to store weapons and prepare for attacks. The DOJ statement states that both women were recorded laughing at the killings that occurred at the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi and the 2014 Boston Marathon bombing. Their defence attorney had argued before the court that the women should not be be criminally prosecuted based solely on their advocacy for Al-Shabaab saying it is a freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment. - Source


Jerusalem City in Israel


In Israel we have Old Jerusalem City and the New Jerusalem City. The old Jerusalem city is within the walls of Jerusalem while the New Jerusalem is the area surrounding the Old Jerusalem City. Currently the population of the Old Jerusalem is 28,000 people of which 16,000 are Arabs. I've been reading my new Israel guide book and noticed that the Muslim quarter of the old city is rather large in comparison to the Jewish and other quarters. I am rather surprised to see this as I was always under the impression it was mostly Jewish. Is the old city more Arab/Muslim than Jewish? The Jewish quarter looks very small. Is it small? It even appears as though the outside of the old city is Arab community. Jewish population of Jerusalem is smaller than the Arab/Muslim population.




Bishop Samuel Kamuri Muya of Talents Churches in Kenya is in UK. The bishop from Elburgon, Nakuru, Kenya arrived in London on Thursday 30th March, 2017 for a few weeks visit. His contact in UK is +44 7448369175 and his Whatsapp is +254 725492076.



Due to public demand Ease World Travel in conjunction with Mr. Seed

To make easier for everyone you can pay instalments.

1) TOUR ONE: 11th June 2017 to 20th June 2017 - PRICE £1,150

1) TOUR TWO: 6th November 2017 to 14th November, 2017 - PRICE: £1,150

2) TOUR THREE: 12th March 2018 to 20th March 2018 - PRICE: £1,150

3) TOUR FOUR: EASTER 2018 - 26th March 2018 to 4th April, 2018 - PRICE £1,280.


PRICE inclusive of Flight, accommodation, bed, breakfast and tour bus and guide.

Money paid directly to EASE WORLD TRAVEL. A deposit of £200 required but if you start early they can accept a £100 deposit.

Over 20 people have already booked.

For more information and to book contact Grace of Ease World Travel on + 44 7425 750438 - email: or Mr. Seed on +44 7951220695.

NOTE: All prices are based on current cost of flight; hotel and ground transport charges and are subject to adjustment in the event of any significant change in accordance with travel agency booking terms and conditions.

Hotel/Hostel accommodations
Breakfasts and Dinners while in Israel
All standard tips (driver, guide and all hotel tips)
(Jerusalem Encounter 2017) with afternoon tours
Ground transportation in chartered buses to all sites listed and hotel transfers

A deposit of £200.00 per person is required to secure your booking and the remainder of the balance is to be paid within 8 weeks of travel. Or the full amount of the booking should be paid up front should you book within 8 weeks of travel.

Passport Fees
Travel Insurance
Visas and Passports

EU passports must be the full 5 or 10 year type and valid for at least 6 months after date of LEAVING Israel. No visa is required. Non EU passport holders require a visa and are advised to check with the Israeli Embassy, Consulate section.

AFTER PAYING THE DEPOSIT you are connected with the Whatsapp Group so that the journey starts immediately.

A Kenyan group from Luton have just come back from Israel and another group including Mr. Seed is leaving on Monday 20th March 2017.

You can book for your parents or relatives in Kenya and you meet in Israel. That is how a group of Zimbabweans have done.

EASE WORLD TRAVEL are the one who booked Dennis Njiiri (Baby Seed) 4 months World Tour as from 4th October 2016 to 6th February 2017. There was no single problem on his booking.

We thank God for everything.
Mr. Seed – London







Can you afford to buy a property in Kenya?

You don't have to settle in Kenya but have a lifeline - you never know of tomorrow!

Over 200 Kenyans in the Diaspora who have bought a property in Kenya this year. 23 of them thought it was impossible to buy a property within their income. After getting an advice of how easy you can manage yourself they are now happy to join the property ladder. Whether you are buying a property in Kenya or not gauge yourself by calling an expert on this issue. It is just a matter of connecting with the right people. Contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes on +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email:



KTN Prime Full Bulletin with Sophia Wanuna and Ben Kitili 28/3/2017 - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO



Bernard Njoroge and Elvin Njoroge of
Stonebridge, London have lost their daughter


We regret to announce the death of Linda Njoki Njoroge which occured on Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 at University College Hospital, London. She is a daughter to Bernard Njoroge and Elvin Njoroge of 49 Lawrence Avenue, Stonebridge, NW10 8EQ, London. Sister to Kevin Njoroge and Ernest Njoroge and niece to Ken Kimani. Linda was a 16 year old student at La-Sainte Union Catholic High School in Camden. Family and friends are meeting daily to offer prayers, comfort and financial 49 Lawrence Avenue, NW10 8EQ from 6pm to 9pm. The late Linda will be laid to rest in Kenya as she had wished.

Well wishers, who would like to assist financially, can contribute through the folllowing Bank details, and you are kindly requested to put your name as a reference.
Bank: Barclays Bank
Bank Ref: Your name
Account Name: B. Njoroge
Sort Code: 20-92-60
Bank Account NO: : 90105414

For more information please contact Bernard on 07944755668 or Hannah on 02089653271 or 07838631709.





Acting Kenya Ambassador in Israel Ambassador Jon Chessoni (2nd from left)

addressing the visiting Kenyans from Kenyan and from UK in a Bethlethem Hotel


During our visit in the Holy Land of Israel the Kenya Embassy staff took time to come and share a dinner with a group of Kenyans from UK and from  PCEA Kenya currently touring Israel. The dinner took place on Friday evening 24th March 2017 in Bethlehem Hotel. The Embassy team was lead by the Acting Kenya Ambassador in Israel Jon Chessoni, Mr. Fred Ondiek the Financial Attaché and Mr. Alex Okitoi Minister Counsellor. While talking to the visitors in Bethlehem Hotel the Acting Ambassador Jon Chessoni advised Kenyans living in the UK to invest wisely both in UK and in Kenya where there are a lot of opportunities. He said that Kenya is a growing economy and one of the best places to invest in Africa. He continues to say that Kenyans are in the diaspora for a mission, not only to send money back home but to bring home the technologies and knowledge they have acquired in their respective areas. The PCEA team from Kenya was lead by Peter Kamuthu Kariuki from PCEA Head Office who has been to Israel tour for more than 10 times, bringing PCEA teams to Israel.




Several Kenyans living in the UK renewed their baptism in River Jordan on Friday 24th March, 2017. The team later visited the City of Jericho before heading to Lazarus Tomb in Betheny. On right is Mr. Seed caught at the reception of Bethlehem Hotel.






    "Hold a true friend with both hands". ~ African proverb










The late Greeham Murage Gachengo is well known in UK as Sendapack

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the sudden death of our brother Greenham Murage Gachengo proprietor of “Sendapack” on Sunday 12th March 2017 in Leicester, UK. He has left behind his wife and two children who lives in Leicester. We praise God for his life and his beautiful soul and we desire to support his wife, children at this difficult and trying time. Further details will follow in due course. For those who wish to contribute financially please use Lloyds Bank. Account name: Miss Nomathemba Ndlovu, Account number: 48611160 and Sort code: 309497.


Heri Homes - "We have spacious apartments in Kitisuru view area"

Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes caught in London last year as she was trying to sort out Sales Agreements for customers for Kitisuru Phase I on right. She has a record of selling over 100 houses in the diaspora since New Year. Her contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email:

Phase One of Kitsuru Flats is almost complete, remaining with a few months to completion, here their are less than 7 remaining units comprising of 2 bed @6.6m,3 bed @7.8m,and 3 bed with dettached servant quater @ 9.8 m.phase 2 begun about 3 weeks ago and will be complete in the next 18-20 is a few metres fromPhase 1.

It has 3 bed going for 7.5m and 8.5m 3 bed with detached servant quarter ( same as four bedroomed house).

Main features are;
2.borehole as back up of council water
3.back up generator
4.underground parking
5.gated community with structured security are KShs.70,000 for 3 bed with dsq and KShs. 60,000 for 3 bed.
Occupancy in this area is 100%.
Other external features that will bring both value
and capital addition to the property include;
1. Less than 10 mins drive to westlands
2.about 15 mins drive to UN Gigiri area.
3.expansion of Waiyaki way ongoing - near our project
4.nearby southern bypass ongoing.
5.western bypass to be complete in a few weeks,3 km from our project
6.SGR to Naivasha,nearby
7. about15 mins to central business district.

8. 200 metres from Nakumatt Kitisuru on the same road

"It is just a matter of connecting with the right people in life". Contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes on +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email:


















Elizabeth Okinda has an office on 29th  floor of Canary Wharf

Elizabeth Okinda is a Kenyan from Nyanza province, born and raised in 3 different cities, Kisumu, Mombasa as well as Nairobi. Started primary education at, Ganjoni Primary school, Mombasa until age 9 and finished her primary education at Lower Kabete primary school in Nairobi. Completed secondary studies at State House Girls high school. In 2003, Elizabeth travelled to the United Kingdom to complete her LLB degree at University of Huddersfield and went further to complete Law School at BPP Law School in London with a Distinction. Elizabeth is a qualified, disciplined and results orientated solicitor.

Elizabeth benefits from eight years’ experience working with individuals, corporate clients as well as Governments . Trained to ACCA standards in Accountancy. Elizabeth is currently practicing at KGIA Solicitors based at 29TH Floor, One Canada Square. Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA.

She specialises in all areas of Commercial practice, including commercial leases, Immigration law, Employment, Family and all aspects of Litigation. Elizabeth also advises on funding for Government projects across Africa; trustworthy, with integrity and respect for confidential information, an articulate communicator with the ability to influence and interact with stakeholders at all level.
Follow Elizabeth's blog for upto date legal news!

Blog :
LinkedIn: Liz Okinda, Twitter: @lizokinda, Mobile: 07729898851.
Company website: E-mail: and Office: 0203 290 4068.







Kenyan Parents






The project will take 18 months to complete and more than half of the houses are sold. For these houses you can buy without going through the bank. You deposit your 30 per cent into Urithi Housing Cooperative Society and after 3 months you get a loan of x3 of your money and you will be paying the Society. You don't need a guaranter on this because your property is your gurantee. You can also move into your property immediately as soon as it is completed. Talk to Jane below for more information.

(After completion the 2-bedroom is projected to fetch KShs. 5 million and 4-bedroom KShs. 10 million)



Her contact is +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or

Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 -

PLEASE NOTE: In case of any problem please contact Mr. Seed on +44 7951220695. have helped over 352 Kenyans in the Diaspora to

buy properties since January 2017 - Improving Lives in the Community.






Bitcoin value tops gold for first time


A unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold for the first time. It closed at $1,268 on Thursday while a troy ounce of gold stood at $1,233. The current high is being attributed to surging demand in China, where authorities warn it is used to channel money out of the country. The past months' surge is a major reversal for Bitcoin, which plummeted in value in 2014 after the largest exchange collapsed. The value of Bitcoin has been volatile since it was first launched in 2009, and many experts have questioned whether the crypto-currency will last. Earlier this year, Chinese authorities cracked down on Bitcoin trading in an attempt to stop money flowing out of the country illegally. But the closer scrutiny from Beijing only briefly sent the currency lower. After it had soared to record highs in January, it has since picked its steady rise in value. Bitcoin is attractive to some users because of its anonymity, as well as its lack of government control. The website Silk Road was closed in 2013 following raids by the FBI and other agencies amid allegations of drug dealing. Authorities seized millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin during the raids.


How Bitcoin works

Verifying bitcoin transactions takes a lot of computer power

Bitcoin is often referred to as a new kind of currency. Yet like all currencies its value is determined by how much people are willing to exchange it for. To process Bitcoin transactions, a procedure called "mining" must take place, which involves a computer solving a difficult mathematical problem with a 64-digit solution. For each problem solved, one block of Bitcoins is processed. In addition the miner is rewarded with new Bitcoins. To compensate for the growing power of computer chips, the difficulty of the puzzles is adjusted to ensure a steady stream of new Bitcoins are produced each day. There are currently about 15 million Bitcoins in existence. To receive a Bitcoin, a user must have a Bitcoin address - a string of 27-34 letters and numbers - which acts as a kind of virtual post-box to and from which the Bitcoins are sent. Since there is no register of these addresses, people can use them to protect their anonymity when making a transaction. These addresses are in turn stored in Bitcoin wallets, which are used to manage savings.

1 Bitcoin equals = 1036.02 British Pound (KShs. 131,600)

1 Bitcoin equals = 1272.20 US Dollar (KShs. 131,000)



1) You cannot finish one Bitcoin with your food in a month
2) You can pay your house rent with one or two bitcoin
3) No taxation on Bitcoin because no one can access your wallet except YOURSELF
4) You can get a Credit Card of Bitcoin - just like any other card with a PIN
5) Bitcoin is one of the top Investment venues in the world today
6) Bitcoin was less than £200 in 2014 and now it is over £1000.
7. No one single entity controls this currency.
8) My boss Atif bought over 20 BITCOIN 6 months ago when the price was £400 and now the price is going for over £1000.

9) No money laundering because you can trace the origin of the Bitcoin



If you would like to know how to open a BITCOIN Account, then online business to tart making money please Contact Mr. Atif on +44 7872330645 on  Whatsapp - or Mr. Seed who currently on BITCOIN baby class on +44 7951220695 - on Whatsapp or



What Is Bitcoin? 10 Facts You Should Know

The financial world can be a confusing place full of strange terms, unusual forms of currency, and endless trading options. Unfortunately for those who are not so tech savvy, the integration of the internet into our daily lives has allowed the financial world to evolve. In addition to extensive banking, payment, and stock options that have become the norm online, there are also new currencies that have been created.

These cryptocurrencies, digital currencies with encryptions to maintain security and validity, feature a real value and can be exchanged for USD, GBP, or any other type of physical currency through online options.

The most popular type of virtual currency is known as Bitcoin and has steadily begun to rise in popularity and strength over the years. At first glance, Bitcoin may sound confusing, however below are ten facts that will truly explain in layman’s terms what exactly bitcoin is and how it came to be.

No one single entity controls this currency.
Confusing? Yeah most people think too so at first. The general concept of currency and money is that a bank controls it, that there are rises and falls in its value based on the global market, and that you can physically hold it. Bitcoin defies all of these. It is, in fact, controlled by everyone who uses bitcoin as the software used for this currency logs and validates who log and validates activities of the bitcoins across the globe.

There’s a finite number of bitcoins.
You would think that because there’s no need to physically print the bills or mint the coins that there could be an infinite number of bitcoins in existence; however that would devalue the currency and render it worthless. Instead, there are exactly 21,000,000 coins.

Bitcoins have no inherent or set value.
If you look at a dollar bill, you know that it is simply a piece of paper with a number on it and some fancy pictures saying that it is “worth” $1. It, in fact, only has value because we say it does. Bitcoins are the same way. Those little digital pieces of code are only worth money because people say they are and want to trade real goods/services for them. The more popular bitcoin gets, the more value is going to be placed on each individual bitcoin.

You can see all transactions.
The unique thing about Bitcoin is that it is completely transparent. Not with personal data, no, but instead with transactions and amounts. Everything is able to be seen on the block chain and it’s this complete openness that instills a lot of trust and security amongst the Bitcoin community.

You can mine bitcoins.
Mining bitcoins is a term that actually means you’re using a computer program to solve mathematical problems to verify various transactions around the world. Bitcoin miners then get paid a certain number of bitcoins for solving those problems.

You cannot reverse a transaction or be forced to pay.
One of the most integral features about bitcoins is that you can never be forced to pay, nor can you take back a transaction. If you send a company some bitcoins for a product, you cannot revoke that transaction nor can they repeat bill you and force money to be taken out.

You can send money with little to no fees.
If you want to send money to a friend in Thailand and you were in the United Kingdom, you’d likely have to pay bank transfer fees, currency conversion fees, and more. Additionally, your friend may have to wait a few days before the money is available. With bitcoins, there are little to no transaction fees and the money is available almost instantly!

Bitcoins are held in digital wallets.
Much like when you log into your online bank account and see your balance, you also have a bitcoin wallet that is established when you sign up. This wallet is like a physical wallet, but much more secure. If you lose it, it’s lost forever; however it’s impossible for people to take money from your wallet without you giving it to them. Additionally, if you know a bitcoin address you can see how many bitcoins they have.

Losing a wallet means those bitcoins are lost forever.
While the bitcoins in the wallet may still be in existence because they were recorded on the block chain, they are no longer able to be spent because the wallet is lost. These bitcoins have unique keys to them and so if they’re lost with a wallet, then they are essentially removed from circulation forever.

You can really buy things with bitcoins.

Bitcoins may sound a bit farcical at first, but it’s actually a real currency used to buy real things. There is a variety of merchants who accept bitcoins as payment for items, both online stores and physical stores. Popular online stores who accept bitcoins include Newegg, Overstock, Microsoft, Dell, and more. In person stores include Reeds Jewelers, One Shot Hotels, Holiday Inn (located in New York), and even local pizza places, restaurants, and more. You can even use bitcoin to fund a gambling addiction, buy gold bullion, or even to donate to a charity!




29th July, 2017 



Over 6,000 Kenyans attended last year, this year over 10,000 are expected

A large number of companies including banks are coming from Kenya. You can start booking your stand.

This time Kenyan dishes will be in plenty including, githeri, nyoyo, ugali, uji, samaki among others.

Last time, all food was sold by the afternoon.




Do you have your PIN from KRA in Kenya?

Do you know that you cannot buy or sell a property in Kenya without a Pin?


Do you know that so many people in the Diaspora have lost their cars, land, plots and even containers at the Port of Mombasa because they don't have a PIN? Wake up and get one whenever you are in the diaspora. The PIN will come to you through your Whatsapp or email whenever you are. Do you have your Identity Card with you or a copy of your Identity Card with you or somewhere in Kenya?

If YES, you can get it online or we can help you get one through Misterseed Kenya Services. Ask whoever is having your Identity Card to send you a copy through Whatsapp or Email and forward this to us and you get your PIN within TWO DAYS whenever you are. For more information please contact Mr. Seed through Whatsapp +44 7951220695 or - serving the Community INSIDE and OUTSIDE  Kenya - Giving Service to the Community.




Whispers from London has just returned from Israel

Our writer Whispers, Man Man alias Carlos fulfilled the desires of his heart

Mr & Mrs. Man Man alias Carlos of Luton, UK well known in this website as Whispers from London because of his Whispers are back from Israel. They joined other tourist to fulfil their life dream by visiting the Holy Land. They toured Israel as from 12th to 19th February 2017. In his column he has covered the tour and he will continue to cover more in his coming up series. On the background is the mountain of temptation where the devil was tempting Jesus. Where they are standing is where the biblical walls of Jericho were. Jericho is the oldest city in the world. Photo on right Still in Jericho. This is the well that Elisha 'healed' by putting salted water from a jar. For more information please contact Man ManKambugua E-mail: - CLICK HERE FOR JERICHO THE OLDEST CITY IN THE WORLD





Mr. Seed and Heri Homes Management team caught at the Daystar Hostels construction site last month


Few units remaining at the Daystar University Hostels now going for KShs. 1.6 million and the price is going up to KShs. 1.8 million in a few weeks. The price will be over KShs. 3 million when complete. It is a good way of making money. The hostels are located outside Daystar University with a swimming pool and a community centre. A management company will be running the hostels on behalf of the University and you don't need to bother with rent collecting. With a deposit of 20 per cent which is KShs. 320,000 you will be given a sales agreement which means the house is now yours. Over 200 Kenyans in the Diaspora who have bought a property in Kenya this year. 23 of them thought it was impossible to buy a property within their income. After getting an advice of how easy you can manage yourself they are now happy to join the property ladder. Whether you are buying a property in Kenya or not gauge yourself by calling an expert on this issue. It is just a matter of connecting with the right people. Contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes on +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email:








Lamentations 3:22

Don’t Waste Your Life in Regret!

We read in Lamentations 3:22: "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Are you living with regret over the time you’ve wasted, the opportunities you’ve squandered, the sins you’ve committed, and the relationships you’ve destroyed? Regret is a waste of time, unless it teaches you wisdom and fuels your resolve to do better next time. And as long as you’re breathing, there will be a ‘next time’. The Bible describes God this way: ‘Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.’ So how should you handle regret? By doing three things: 1) Recall. Stop and consider the actions, thoughts, and emotions that drove you to do what you did. Take an honest inventory of your mistakes. Own them! There’s no solution in excuses. When Adam was confronted with his sin, he hid in the bushes. When David was confronted with his, he said, ‘I’m guilty before God.’ Follow David’s example. 2) Repent. The Bible says, ‘Godly sorrow worketh repentance’ (2 Corinthians 7:10 KJV). When you’re caught in a cycle of repeated sin, a glib ‘Now I lay me down to sleep’ kind of prayer won’t help you. Sin hurts God, hurts you, and hurts others. The idea behind repentance is to get you to where you loathe sin and decide to renounce and forsake it. 3) Refocus. One of the Bible’s central themes is ‘resurrection’. That means you can rise again. God said in His Word, ‘Forget … what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new’ (Isaiah 43:17-18 MSG). It’s a new day with a new opportunity to get your life together and move on to greater things. Don’t waste it looking back in regret!

Our guest singer today is David Kigomo from Kenya - CLICK HERE



The hostels and 1-bedroom houses are located infront of the University

During my recent visit to Kenya the Management of Heri Homes took me to their construction site of Daystars University Hostels which are located in front of Daystar University. The hostels are going for KShs. 1.6 million and the 1-bedroom houses mostly meant for lecturers are going for KShs. 2.4 million. There are few units remaining and with a deposit of KShs. 320,000 deposit you can now get a unit in these hostels. The hostels will be having a swimming pool and a community centre and will be managed by a management company injunction with the University. The hostels are expected to fetch more than KShs. 3 million when completed and this is the best time to get one. Contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: This could be your ladder to connect you to the housing portfolio.














Following my four posts on, below is the progress as of today 15th February, 2017. With a photo of Susan Gathoni above (before and in school) who had given up and gone to work as a maid but when she got sponsor she travelled back home same day to go to sch. The two other kids above still at home due to lack of school fees.

17 children have been sponsored this year as below-

1. Amina Muhammed - J Califonia
2. Easter Wanjiku - Mr Kamau UK
3. James Obati Masase - Mr Kamau UK
4. Catherine Wacera - Sponsored from next term
5. Mercy Ngati 367/500 - Mary UK
6. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - Mary UK
7. Elikana Ndirangu - Mrs Ruto UK
8. Stephen Njagi - Ann UK
9. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3 - J Califonia
10. Julia Muthoni 369/500-Njeri UK
11. Ruth Wambui Orphan - Mr Mbiri UK
12. Francis Maina 327/500 - Rose Kenya
13. Virginia Wanja 315/500 - Rose Kenya (only term 1)
14. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 - Joytown sch for Disabled - James UK
15. Munene Maina - Joy USA
16. Susan Gathoni - Paul UK
17. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out - Susan UK

Below are poor children are still at home over a month after other candidates joined form 1

18. Peter Waithaka 311/500 -photo above
19. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice (mum disabled)
20. Joseph Mugo 263/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
21. Easter Wambui dropped out @ form 3 - mum had cancer but passed last wk
22. Ann Muthoni 245/500 - Didn't go last year
23. Peter Waithaka 311/500
24. Ann Wambui 278/500
25. Mercy Wanjiku 296/500
26. Eliza Wangui 266/500 - Photo above
27. Ruth Njeri Kabura 303/500
28. Kelvin Kariuki 315/500 - Silenti High Sch
29. Julia Wairimu 281/500
30. Susan Njambi 278/500 - Repeater- Mwenje High
31. Ruth Wambui dropped out of form 2
32. Joyce Wanjiru Maina 355/500- Naivasha girls

The mum above with son had saved sh6,000 which she took to school and after money was taken she was asked to go and look for balance which she did not have.

I have personally visited Okalao where these children come from and most of them live in some wooden slums/kambi They are the poor labourers who have come to look for farm jobs in the big farms in the area while others fled from the war areas in 2008.

Please let us help these poor kids and save them from child labour/abuse, use of drugs, joining gangs thus eliminating generations of poverty in their families. If you put a child in school you have put them in right place for their age and given them a chance to a better future by giving them education.

If anyone would be willing to sponsor please call me on contacts below. I will give you the child photo and parent's contact, contact and names of the schools they will be admitted to and schools bank details where you can be paying fees direct to school. Money doesnot pass through me and you can even have a family member visit the child and take them to school

Please have a look at my website below to see children who have been sponsored before and how sponsorship works. or google LUCKENYA

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email:


A Kenyan lady in London is a making a big impact in the community after opening modern Hair Studio (Salon) in Barking, London. Mrs. Beth Kungu and her daughter launched their new premises last year. Betty's Unisex Hair Studio is located at Unit 37, Barking Mall, Vicarange Field Shopping Centre, IG11 8DH opposite Barking Train Station. Beth who has many years of experience even before coming to the UK is the official hair stylist for 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.





Contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or

 Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 -

While visiting Kenya a few weeks ago, I visited several Banks,  property developers as well as politicians. I happened to visit Urithi Housing Society where I found several interesting ongoing projects. Below are some of the projects I visited which are quite affordable. Meet Jane Wanjiru who works for Urithi Housing Society, an outstanding sales lady who is doing quite well. Contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or





These  are the Bungalows in Juja along Juja Farm Road, 3.5 km from Juja going for KShs. 4 million.



2) Panorama Gardens along Gatanga Road  coming up 3-Bedroom houses (Selling Off Plan)

Panorama Gardens 3-bedroom coming up houses are  located  along Gatanga Road. These land is in Thika along Gatanga road 6km from Blue Post Hotel and 9mins drive from Thika road.




These Bungalow houses are in Nkoroi, about 4kms from Rongai town, 3 bedroom

Bungalows, water and electricity on site-sh4.2m, deposit 50 per cent balance  in 1 year.



These houses are located opposite Mangu High School, 3.5 kilometres from Thika Road

5) Panorama Gardens along Gatanga Road Plots for Sale

Panorama Gardens is located  along Gatanga Road. These land is in Thika along Gatanga road 6km from Blue Post Hotel and 9mins drive from Thika road with red soil, Ideal for development. 1/8-2.6 (commercial) 1/8 - KShs. 2.25 m (residential), 1/4 acre - KShs. 4.4m, 1/2 acre - KShs. 8.4m.


Just 4.5km from Namanga road and 6km from Kitengela Town.
Price ksh 950,000
Booking ksh 500,000
Size 50x100
Balance 4 months
With ready titles.

For more information please contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or


Contact Julieanne Onsando, Relationship Manager, Diaspora Banking, Retail Banking Department.
Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609
Email 1:|Website:
Email 2:
Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 -










Coop Bank now giving loan at 10 per cent for Diasporans only

During my recent visit to Kenya, I met the Co-operative Bank Diaspora Team where the team explained to me the wide range of products which they have tailored for Kenyans in the Diaspora. The bank is now offering the best loans at 10 per cent to Kenyans in the Diaspora. They are currently offering the Mortgage product for Purchase of property, Construction and Equity Release where you give them a developed property as a collateral for funds to undertake another project. You can email them or WhatsApp the team for more information including account opening. Alternatively you can contact Mr. Seed on, Tel: +44 7951220695. See above with Mr. Seed (3rd from right) is Julieanne Onsando (2nd from right) Relationship Manager, Tel: +254722343097 (on WhatsApp), Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609 or, Milka Wachira (centre in red) Head of Diaspora Banking - Tel: +254 722451885 (on WhatsApp) and email:, and Francis Xavier (2nd from left) , Relationship Manager, Tel: +254 720360405 (with WhatsApp) and his email is Mention Ref. Mr. Seed London. Many Kenyans in the Diaspora can afford to raise 20 per cent deposit and now Coop Bank is giving the balance at 10 per cent interest.



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Mary Njonjo (2nd from left in her office with Mr. Mugo the Marketing Manager and Mr. Seed.

On right Mr. Seed with Heri Home CEO in their office showing him the projects on the pipeline.

Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email:

"Since I met Heri Homes, things are no longer the same. They are changing lives in the Community" - Mr. Seed

Meet Mary Njonjo the Marketing Manager of Heri Homes, Nairobi, Kenya who has a record sales of property in the Diaspora. From 6th October 2016 she has sold more than 100 houses to Kenyans in the diaspora. That is a record sale because nobody has ever achieved this. What is behind Heri Homes success story? I have just returned from Kenya a few days ago and after touring all of their projects I came up with one conclusion. Their success lies with three things: Honesty, Completing their projects on time and their sales model of OFF PLAN where you buy their property before they start building, you make a deposit of 20 per cent and they give a sales agreement and you will be topping the balance within the construction time of 18 months. If at the end of the 18 months you are unable to complete their payment you then go to the bank for the balance and if you a member of their Sacco, you can go for the balance in their Sacco. During my visit in Kenya last week I took them to Co-operative Bank where the bank has agreed to finance those in the diaspora with 10 per cent three months prior to project completion. Heri Homes have projects going, coming up soon and many projected projects. If you dont have enough money to raise the deposit you can start saving with their Sacco or through Heri Homes and when you save enough, you can then catch up with the next off plan project. Soon they are coming back to the UK and also going to the USA in middle of the year before heading to Australia at the of this year. The company also hosted a dinner for me in a Westland restaurant during my visit. This is a company which is making a big impact with Kenya in the Diaspora. Here are some of their projects you can buy from Heri Homes. They have projects in Daystar University Hostels 1 and 2, Kikuyu Road 1 and 2 and Kitsuru 1 and 2. You can contact them either to buy to fix you in their record so that when they visit the diaspora next time, they will notify you.

Upcoming groundbreaking prices countdown has began;
KIKUYU HEIGHTS: (Kikuyu phase 2, phase 1 complete ).
1 bedroom- Kshs. 2.6 m - 2 bedroom - Kshs. 3.6m
3bedroom - Kshs. 4.8m
All with lifts, very near phase 1 on Kikuyu road of Naivasha road,near ILRI from Uthiru.
Ground breaking of phase 2 was done on 21st January 2017

KITSURU 1 - structure is complete and show house is almost ready, pictures above.

KITSURU 2 - spacious 3 bedroom and 3 bedroom with dsq.( price is Kshs. 7.5 m & 8.5 million) respectively. GROUND BREAKING on 11 th February 2017...current prices are very low. Estimated rental income is 70k & 80k respectively, location is 200 m from new Kitisuru Nakumatt..10 mins drive from westlands,and 7 mins from southern bypass.

Current house price is Kshs. 4.5 million, in the next 2- 3 weeks price expected to be 5.2 m.
Structures complete and interior finishings ongoing. HANDOVER CEREMONY soon.

Near phase 1,
Off plan prices are 1 bed (Kshs. 2.6 million), 2 bed (KShs. 3.6m), (KShs. 4.8m).prices will double by completion which is in18 months.
GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY IS 21st of January 2017.Both this projects are off Naivasha road,near kabete polytechnic, or ILRI .15-20 mins to Yaya and Hurlingham.

Mr. Seed (6th from left) with Heri Homes Management Team at Daystar University

Hostels and on right in Westland Restaurant where they hosted a dinner for Mr. Seed

So far so good, we broke ground on 16 h July last year. we are currently on third floor, structure expected to be finished in May this year, and completion is DEC end of this year. Handover expected next year jan- Feb. dates to be confirmed.
Bedsitters Kshs. 1.6 m, -  One bed KShs. 2.4 m
Project is 200 metres from Daystar university near Athi river great intersection for overpass road running concurrently to Mombasa road - Westlands will start at the Daystar junction.
Daystar project prices projected to appreciate to 1.8 m soon.
Ground breaking coming up soon. Price KShs. 1.6 million.
Those wishing to open an account or Loan @10 per cent interest from Co-operative Bank, please contact Julieanne Onsando, Relationship Manager, Diaspora Banking, Retail Banking Department. Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609 Email 1:|Website: Email 2:

I also visited other Property Developers in Kenya. What are they offering. More later.

Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email:

"Since I met Heri Homes, things are no longer the same." - Mr. Seed

DO YOU KNOW: Over 40 people have met and married through www.mistersed and over 5,000

people have bought a property through - Marking a difference in the community.

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It's 3-bedroom house 1km before you get to Olepolos Country Club after Rongai, Ngong. Price 3.5m. Freehold title deed. 1/8 acre plot. 100 metres from Magadi Road.
For more information please contact Paul Muriithi +447737541865  (what's up) or +254706466418

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My Baby is Back in the UK after 4 Months World Tour

Dennis Njiiri well known as Baby Seed (left) arrived back in UK on Saturday morning 4th February, 2017 after 4 months world tour.

He concluded his tour in Canada. The Seeds family takes this opportunity to thank God for bringing him back safely. More later.


Greetings from Kenya where I have been visiting for the last 2 weeks. I came back yesterday. I had a busy schedule where I met family, friends and businessmen. Among the best deal I came across is that TWO KENYAN BANKS agreed to a 10 per cent loan ONLY for those in the Diaspora in order to help them buy properties in Kenya. A property development company in Nairobi hosted a dinner for me in a Westlands Restaurant where they introduced some of their upcoming housing projects. Their  houses proves to be the cheapest and everyone can afford. We agreed on how to make the 20 per cent deposit and again how to get the loan for the balance. Full information coming up. - Mr. Seed, London, 3rd Feb. 2017.


Following my three posts on below is the progress.

17 children have been sponsored this year as below-

1. Amina Muhammed - Jane Califonia
2. Easter Wanjiku - Mr Kamau UK
3. James Obati Masase - Mr Kamau UK
4. Catherine Wacera - Sponsored from next term
5. Mercy Ngati 367/500 - Mary UK (2 photos above before and after)
6. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - GG Sec Sch - Mary UK
7. Elikana Ndirangu - Mrs Ruto UK
8. Stephen Njagi - Ann UK
9. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3 - Jane Califonia
10. Julia Muthoni 369/500-Njeri UK (2 photos above before & after) - Njeri UK
11. Francis Njau 372/500 - Rose Kenya
12. Francis Maina 327/500 - Rose Kenya
13. Virginia Wanja 315/500 - Rose Kenya
14. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 - Joytown sch for Disabled - James UK
15. Munene Maina - Joy USA
16. Susan Gathoni - Paul UK
17. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out - Susan UK

Below are poor children are still at home almost a month after other candidates joined form 1

18. Ruth Wambui-ORPHAN & failed to go last yr (PHOTO ABOVE IN HOOD)
19. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice (mum disabled)
20. Joseph Mugo 263/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
21. Easter Wambui dropped out @ form 3 - mum has cancer (hopefull)
22. Ann Muthoni 245/500 - Didn't go last year
23. Joseph Rukwaro 264/500 - OPRHAN
24. Ann Wambui 278/500
25. Mercy Wanjiku 296/500
26. Eliza Wangui 266/500 - Shilanga High
27. Ruth Njeri Kabura 303/500
28. Kelvin Kariuki 315/500 - Silenti High Sch
29. Julia Wairimu 281/500
30. Susan Njambi 278/500 - Repeater- Mwenje High
31. Ruth Wambui dropped out of form 2
32. Joyce Wanjiru Maina 355/500- Naivasha girls
33. Samuel Maina Kimemia 311/500 Kikuyu Boys
34. Peter Waithaka 311/500

I have personally visited Okalao where these children come from and most of them live in some wooden slums/kambi They are the poor labourers who have come to look for farm jobs in the big farms in the area while others fled from the war areas in 2008.

Please let us help these poor kids and save them from child labour/abuse, use of drugs, joining gangs thus eliminating generations of poverty in their families. If you put a child in school you have put them in right place for their age and given them a chance to a better future by giving them education.

If anyone would be willing to sponsor please call me on contacts below. I will give you the child photo and parent's contact, contact and names of the schools they will be admitted to and schools bank details where you can be paying fees direct to school. Money doesnot pass through me and you can even have a family member visit the child and take them to school

Please have a look at my website below to see children who have been sponsored before and how sponsorship works. or google LUCKENYA

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email:

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As Dennis Njiiri continues with his 4 months world tour, he took time to visit the City of New York that is President Trump's city. He said that the trains in New York are dirty compared to London's underground and the city is busier than London. The city is more far much colder than UK but very busy and friendly city. Known by many nicknames, including the "Empire State" and "The Big Apple," New York City is one of the most important places in the world. As one of the largest and most diverse cities, New York is home to many famous and talented people. Over its long history, New Yorkers have filled the city with thousands of important landmarks. Additionally, because New York City is home to so many cultural attractions, millions of visitors flock there annually to experience the city first hand. All of these factors lead many people to consider New York the finest city on Earth, and simply call it "The City" to demonstrate its greatness. His next stop is Boston before going to Canada.

Who is financing Dennis Njiiri World Tour?: Before going to the University, Dennis wanted to have a gap year and tour the world. The parents refused and advised him to join the university, work and pay for his dream tour and then proceed. He agreed and he has been planning for his tour for the last one year paying the travel agent by instalments. To reduce the costs he shopped for both hotels and hostels. He got an expert who helped with advice when travelling for several months - travel light, avoid carrying expensive items to avoid attraction and be disciplined. The parents advised him to print for them the entire tour programme so that they can always located his whereabouts. A Kenyan travel agent in Nottingham, UK Ease Travel booked the tour for him. Their contact is Grace Kamau 07557945963.

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A Whispers from London How this year will be to you

Written by: Man ManKambugua        E-mail:     Facebook: Man Man Kambugua


I will start by wishing each and every one of you a happy New Year 2017. My prayer is that this will be a good year for you. I want you to be successful and have the best peace of mind. I want your life to be a holiday because you are a child of the most high. Unfortunately, not everybody is successful or has peace of mind. This is because some of the character that we acquire in life are detrimental to our success and peace of mind. There are some of us whose minds are full of turbulence and since blessings come to those who are peaceful, it will be a cold day in hell if their lives become a holiday in this world. The devil has laid powerful traps on their way where they easily fall into it line, hook and sinker! Let me ask you; how do you think year 2017 will be for you? Answer – Year 2017 will just be like year 2016 or the years before if you do not transform you mind set and have a new way of doing things.

From the way relationships hit rocks in the West, there must be a demon of relationships in this part of the world. It is very normal for spouses to live in harmony in Africa but once they start living in the West, the demon in them wakes up and starts laying strategies on how to make them part ways. One needs no effort to have his/her relationship go down the drain. It will start with the wife starting to earn her own money and getting a council house plus some few benefits here and there making her feel that she is above the husband. In Africa, she has never imagined tasting alcohol or shouting at her husband but once in the West, if the husband earns less than her, she will not respect him. In fact she only remembers that her husband is a man when she sees him urinate when standing up.

God be with you my brother if you lose your job and you are at the mercy of your wife who you fondly call darling, boo and the London’s most cursed name- Sweet heart. Those nice names you call each other in church or during birthday parties will disappear the moment finance in the family becomes a challenge. As a wife, you know very well that you are well protected by the state in case your husband lays a finger on you so you are free to do what you want. The moment you realise that your hubby is nobody is the moment the devil starts unleashing his evil plans on you. First of all, he will tell you to buy an undersized bra so that your cleavage will look more pronounced. You will then buy short skirts which will definitely annoy your husband, all this being the advice from the devil in you. If your hubby asks you dress properly, you will tell him to remember that you are in diaspora and what you have as the ‘dashboard’ is in fact your set of property. The devil has convinced you that they are a set of property but what the Angel from Heaven would tell you is that the best property is your brain not your 34 DD.

In a nutshell, we must protect our relationships jealously because all relationships in the West are vulnerable. If you are in the West and your relationship has never undergone real difficulties, then you live in another world. Human beings are all like turn-coats in that they are very good at pretending that all is okay in their relationships but in the real sense most relationships died long time ago. We are only waiting for the burial dates. In relationships, we need to be people whose honesty and integrity is beyond reproach so that we do not give the devil a chance. How do you know that your relationship is in problems? Here is the answer; when you go to bed tonight, see whether your legs and that of your spouse are far part. If you are sleeping at this corner and your spouse is in the other extreme corner that is an alarm to show that your relationship is in very serious problems. Do you know the most honest part of your body? It is the feet because they don’t lie. Alternatively, when you and your spouse are having a disagreement, listen carefully at what your spouse is saying.

When the right moment comes, talk about it. You will be surprised to find that the issues you thought are secrets are well known to him or her. For example, when your wife went to visit her relatives in another part of town, you went online and booked for a weekend holiday for you and your girlfriend. Since the devil is smart, the moment you went to print the tickets, the printer jammed and you forgot about it. You cheated your wife that you were going to Plymouth for the so called ‘Marathon’ in Security job. By bad luck, when your wife started the printer, the first thing that it printed was pending printing job which obviously was your flight tickets with your girlfriend. Your ‘Marathon’ ended on Monday and you came calling your wife those nice names little knowing that she knew everything. You have always pretended to be an Angel but your wife knows that you cannot be trusted with anything of female gender.

Forget what your Pastors or Bishops prophesied on you about the New Year being the year of double double, double portion or year of completion. Not unless you transform your character, this year will be just like any other year. We all like financial breakthrough but do we read books on finance? How many autobiographies on those people who have made it have we read? Do we watch programmes on money making or it is just about football matches and some other programmes on people whose every other word is a swear word? If you lose your job today, do you have a plan ‘B’ as a safety net?If you are a man and your work is looking after your children when your wife is working, think again my brother.

If your wife works with intelligent people or for highly intelligent boss, her love will soon gravitate towards her colleagues or your boss. I am imagining a situation where your wife has been in a company’s meeting where they were discussing about the effects of Brexit in the Company’s Balance sheet especially on the International Accounting Standard number five. Meanwhile, as a man, you are busy with your baby Piccadilly at home. When your wife comes home, you hug her while smelling baby Piccadilly and then you start telling her how ugali made from millet goes down well with fermented milk. She fakes a smile and then looks up wondering when you will finish your verbal diarrhoea. Watch out! She is only with you for convenience and it will be a miracle if your relationship survives this year. Who is the cause of all this? Your laziness and lack of focus.

How on earth can God bring you to diaspora and you have never helped anyone? I believe you are paid in real money not hair from your arm pits so there is no way you can be there and you have never used a dime to help a kid somewhere. That kid that you abandoned in Africa is crying for you. Another year has started and the one who helped to create him or her is nowhere. There is God somewhere who will punish you on your kid’s behalf. Curses are real and you will remain cursed until you know the value of children.

I need special knowledge to understand how a husband can have his own project and the wife her own and still answer in the name of a couple. To be honest you are flat mates or sex partners. The only common factor is the children. Nothing more nothing less. Not unless you realise that you are one and do things together, this year will not be different. You will remain flat mates or sex partners for the rest of the year and beyond. Meanwhile, real couples have the world at their feet. They have already reached Canaan while you two are still playing with sand in Egypt’s Sahara desert.

There are some people whose projected goals this year is to be global business people. In their diaries, they have arranged for important meetings with investors for joint ventures in various countries around the world. As for you, you have planned that in January you are going to quarrel with Man Man, next will be Michael or Abu. On February you plan to attack Misterseed, Petite, Rose and Dorcas. You have a full list of people you have lined up to give a piece of your mind. When we are thinking of going to the moon, you and your better half are just revolving around a circle creating imaginary enemies. Your life will not change just because we are in a new year. Not unless you have renewed mind set, your life is at a risk of remaining stagnant. There is power in you to transform your character. When your character is transformed, your life will transform. Listen to the strangest secret in life - As a man thinks, so shall he become.



I start with a word of thank you to all the people who have sponsored children in the last 8 years from UK, USA, France, Swirtzland and Holland. Special thanks to Misterseed for they have all been sponsored courtesy of your website which advertises for me free of charge. We have all changed many poor lives in Kenya.

It is january again and I have a large number of children needing help to go to secondary school this year. Last year I had a list of over 40 children and apart from helping 7, that were sponsored, most others did not go to sch due to lack of funds and are still willing to go now a year later if they get funds. Below are a few of the children needing a sponsor.

1. Ruth Wambui 270/500 - Oprhan and failed to go last year for lack of school fees
2. Rosemary Njeri - Orphan and falied to go last year for lack of school fees
3. Martha Wambui 401/500-Admission to Pangani Girls (urgently needs to report)
4. Misheak Mwangi 417/500 - Meru High (Urgently needs to report)
5. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice
6. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 Admissin to Joytown Sec Sch for Disabled
7. Joseph Mugo 636/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
8. Virginia Wanja 315/500
9. Amina Muhammed 288/500 Failed to go last year
10. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3
11. Eliza Wangui 266/500
12. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out
13. Catherine Wacera 319/500 - oprhan -karatina
14. Francis Njau 363/500 - Lesau High Sch
15. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - GG Sec Sch

Please let us help these poor kids to eliminate generations of poverty in their families.

People ask me about bursaries but they are given to very few children who in most cases have to have 'someone' pushing for them. If lucky they get about ksh5,000 a year which doesn't help a poor child very much as the parents cannot afford the balances.

If anyone would be willing to sponsor please call me on contacts below. I will give you the child photo and contact, contact and names of the schools they will be admitted to and schools bank details where you can be paying fees direct to school. Please have a look at my website below to see children who have been sponsored before and how sponsorship works.
Charity website for the education and sponsorship of children in Kenya run by Joyce and Calum Kerr

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email:

For more information please contact



Perfect for your family, rental & speculation
Location. Opposite Mangu High School along Thika Highway
PRICE: KShs. 3.25 million with a annual flexible payment plan.
Contact Nathan on +254 720598111 (on Whatsapp) or
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For any problem please contact Mr. Seed on +44 7951220695 or

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Arsenal completed a dramatic comeback at Bournemouth as they rescued a point in injury time having fallen 3-0 behind.

A Kenyan lady in UK has published a book

Annah Kimani (right) from Birmingham, UK, has written a book on the left

A Kenyan lady in UK has written a book “Be Obedient to God’s calling; when He calls you, will you Answer?”. The author Annah Kimani or Mama Gloria lives in Birmingham, UK. The whole purpose of this book is to encourage the believers in Jesus Christ to reach out and do that which the Lord has commissioned or is commissioning them to do; for the Kingdom of God. “Heed (pay attention to) instruction and be wise, and do not ignore or neglect it.” Proverbs 8:33 (AMP). “And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct]. 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church].” Ephesians 4:11-12 (AMP) Foreword: ….this is one of the most interesting and absorbing books I have read in a very long time. I know that when you read this small but comprehensive book, by the end of it, you will be encouraged and challenged; your life will never be the same again!

From the UK, you can also order from the following:

Or by calling Annah Kimani on 07950133716.

You can also buy the book through AuthorHouseUK



The Fascinating History of the Hollywoodland Sign – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Before retiring to celebrate Christmas with family friends in Florida, USA, Dennis Njiiri visited Los Angeles in California. He visited Hollywood Sign, the worldwide symbol of the entertainment industry, was conceived as an outdoor ad campaign for a suburban housing development called "Hollywoodland." After all, despite the high profile of the film biz, real estate has always been Hollywood's primary economic driver. Although the Sign's appearance and purpose have evolved over the years, its basic aspirational message remains the same: This is a place where magic is possible, where dreams can come true. Back then, the dream was a beautiful home and lifestyle. Today, the Sign's promise is more subtle - and can only be described as the parade of images, desires and ideas conjured by the word "Hollywood." Come explore the fascinating past and present of this icon, town, industry, and idea in our detailed History of the Sign. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey.

Who is financing Dennis Njiiri World Tour?: Before going to the University, Dennis wanted to have a gap year and tour the world. The parents refused and advised him to join the university, work and pay for his dream tour and then proceed. He agreed and he has been planning for his tour for the last one year paying the travel agent by instalments. To reduce the costs he shopped for both hotels and hostels. He got an expert who helped with advice when travelling for several months - travel light, avoid carrying expensive items to avoid attraction and be disciplined. The parents advised him to print for them the entire tour programme so that they can always located his whereabouts. A Kenyan travel agent in Nottingham, UK Ease Travel booked the tour for him. Their contact is Grace Kamau 07557945963.

Kenya Embassy in Washington DC Warns of

‘Fraudulent E-Visa Application

The Embassy of Republic of Kenya wishes to alert all potential e-visa applicants to Kenya of the existence of scam sites “ and“. These sites which are designed in such a way that can be mistaken for the official Government of Kenya e-visa website, charge USD 120 and USD 99 respectively for normal e-visa cases as opposed to the USD 50 charged by the Government of Kenya.

This is therefore to encourage prospective Kenya e-visa applicants to make their application through the official Government website

Note: the Government of Kenya will not be responsible for any loss of monies or extra charges occasioned through the use of the unofficial scam site. For further inquiries contact the Embassy of Kenya in Washington DC.




With a record sales of properties in UK this year, Mary Njambi Njonjo of Heri Homes has been declared the Employee of the Year During the Diaspora Party in Nairobi on Friday 16th December, 2016. The party was attended by a large number of Kenyans from the Diaspora where they took turns to praise the transparency of Heri Homes. While in UK Mary said that their Sacco helps you to raise the deposit. Whether you are buying a property from them or not it is advisable to join Heri Homes Sacco where the loan is 1 per cent per month. Mary came to the UK with a lot of goodies for those interested to invest in Kenya. Her company is offering one of the most unique concept ever introduced in the diaspora. Their properties which are around Nairobi and Mombasa South coast Diani area  ranges from KShs. 1.6 million to Kshs. 8 million. With as little as KShs. 300,000 deposit, you can now own a house in Nairobi balance payable slowly over construction period. If you don't have a deposit, you can join their housing society whereby you will save and borrow three times amount saved and can use this as deposit. HERI HOMES IS OFFERING A UNIQUE CONCEPT NONE LIKE WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN IN THE MARKET. IT'S THE MOST PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO OWNING A HOME EASILY USING THE EQUITY MODEL, WHICH MAKES THE PRICES AFFORDABLE WITH HIGH RETURNS ON INVESTMENT. For more information please contact Mary (her WhastApp Kenya no. is +254737265816 - email:, Mr. Seed on 07951220695 to make an appointment during her short stay in UK. - For more visit


ABC Bank Diaspora Manager Mr. Joseph Waithaka

ABC Bank of Kenya looking for Agents in the Diaspora which include UK, USA, South Africa, Germany, France, Australia, Canada and Sweden. You can contact Diaspora Manager Mr. Joseph Waithaka on WhatsApp +254 701303731 or email: or Mr. Seed in UK on +44 7951220695.



While Les Vagas, Dennis Njiiri tour the Grand Canyon. One of the world's natural wonders, the iconic Grand Canyon draws oohs and aahs from visitors perched at the edge of its towering cliffs. Carved by the copper-colored Colorado River, the colorful rock layers record billions of years of history and hide many unique species. Here are seven amazing facts about the Grand Canyon. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey.

Who is financing Dennis Njiiri World Tour?: Before going to the University, Dennis wanted to have a gap year and tour the world. The parents refused and advised him to join the university, work and pay for his dream tour and then proceed. He agreed and he has been planning for his tour for the last one year paying the travel agent by instalments. To reduce the costs he shopped for both hotels and hostels. He got an expert who helped with advice when travelling for several months - travel light, avoid carrying expensive items to avoid attraction and be disciplined. The parents advised him to print for them the entire tour programme so that they can always located his whereabouts. A Kenyan travel agent in Nottingham, UK Ease Travel booked the tour for him. Their contact is Grace Kamau 07557945963.



As Dennis Njiiri continues with his USA tour, he took time to tour Les Vegas City with a Helicopter at night. He saw the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding region on a 15-minute helicopter flight. Soared over this famous stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard with an exclusive sightseeing tour of Sin City’s downtown skyline and beyond, including the Bellagio, the Mirage, the Fremont Street Experience and much more. His flight covered approximately 20 miles and includes a celebratory glass of sparkling drinks. The tour include Hotel pickup and drop-off. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey. - CLICK HERE FOR LAS VEGAS NIGHT HELICOPTER TOUR




Heri Homess are holding a Christmas Party for Diasporas visiting Kenya this coming December, 2016. The party takes place at Rasi Gardens in Hurlingham near Barclays Bank starting from 2.00 p.m.

Rev. Kinyanjui (far left) in the offices of the Heri Homes with the company CEO where he insisted to see the documents and on  the right is the daystar hostel construction site which started on 16 th of july this year.progress is quite on schedule.

Mr. David Kuria of Pinnacle Projects company in Nairobi came to the UK in 2006 to sell Kenya Ports Authority properties located in South C, Nairobi by the name Bandari Villas. The price was going for KShs. 6 million for a four bedroom  maisonette. Out of 140 units Kenyans in the UK managed to buy 18 units. Many people in UK commented that the units were expensive. Today the houses are going for KShs. 22 million. One Kenyan doctor living in Surrey bought 3 houses. Two months ago in the month of October 2016 a Kenyan lady by the name Mary Njonjo from Heri Homes in Nairobi arrived in London with offers on several upcoming properties in Nairobi. The properties were sold off plan where you give a deposit of 20 per cent and pay the balance after the construction is complete. The construction takes between one year to 18 months. Over 50 people committed themselves with these properties some of them going for KShs. 1.4 million for some Hostels at the Daystar University. Now 3 months down the line the same properties are going for KShs. 1.8 million and expected to fetch KShs. 3 million when the property is complete.There is something for everyone,in their kitisuru  projects,they have 3 bed with dsq strategically situated 250 metres from new kitisuru  nakumatt and 3 bedrooms without dsq.Phase one has been sold out and ground breaking for kitisuru phase two upcoming on january 21st,prices are quite low now,3 b/dsq is 8 million,3 bed 7m,ground breaking prices.One of the buyers, Rev. Peter Kinyanjui of Church of England took one property. Two weeks ago Rev. Kanyanjui visited Heri Homes in Kenya to see the progress of the project where he had committed himself.

Rev. Kinyanjui was taken round the project and was very impressed to see the progress of the project and to learn how much his property has appreciated within 3 months. He also visited Heri Homes offices in Hurlingham where he asked the manager to show him the documents of the property. Rev. Kinyanjui seen above with Heri Homes Manager with the documents. You can speak to Rev. Kinyanjui for more information on 07557223160. Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes will be arriving back in UK on Wednesday 7th December 2016 for a one week visit in Scotland where she will be attending Jamhuri Day Celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday 10th December, 2016. Mary will be in Swindon on Thursday 8th December before going Scotland. Mary will be doing a presentation in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday 11th December, 2016 at Holiday Inn, Edinburgh, 107 Queensferry Road, EH$ 3HL as from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. She will be attending Jamhuri Celebration in London on Monday 12th December, and then she will conclude her UK tour on Tuesday 13th December at Thatched House London before leaving for Kenya on Wednesday 14th December, 2016. If you cannot be able to raise money for the deposit, you can join their Sacco and they will help you to acquire their upcoming projects in future. You can make an appointment to see Mary through her WhatsApp +254 737265816, her UK no. 07424581241 or Mr. Seed on 07951220695.

Mary Njonjo is coming to Scotland for a week during the Jamhuri Celebrations on 10th Dec.

A team from Dubai seen above visiting Construction sites early this month

Heri Homes a property developer company based in Nairobi Kenya is holding a Christmas Party for Diasporas visiting Kenya this coming December, 2016. The party takes place at Rasi Gardens in Hurlingham near Barclays Bank starting from 2.00 p.m. The party is only for those from Diaspora. The party has been organised as Heri Homes recognised the support they have received from those in the Diaspora and especially those in the UK where their Marketing Manager Mrs. Mary Njonjo managed to sell over 50 properties in one month and over 60 people joined their Sacco. All those who bought their properties have already been issued with their Sales Agreements. After returning to Kenya at the end of last month, Diaspora clients visiting Kenya have been visiting their construction sites and are very happy about progress of their work in different sites. There several other off plan projects which has come up this month. Mrs. Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes Nairobi arrived in London on Friday 9th September, 2016. She arrived in the morning and by the close of the day she had sold 6 properties. The Sacco helps you to raise the deposit. Whether you are buying a property from them or not it is advisable to join their Sacco where the loan is 1 per cent per month. Mary came to the UK with a lot of goodies for those interested to invest in Kenya will be in UK for the next few months. Her company is offering one of the most unique concept ever introduced in the diaspora. Their properties which are around Nairobi and Mombasa South coast Diani area which ranges from KShs. 1.6 million to Kshs. 8 million. With as little as KShs. 300,000 deposit, you can now own a house in Nairobi balance payable slowly over construction period. If you don't have a deposit, you can join their housing society whereby you will save and borrow three times amount saved and can use this as deposit. HERI HOMES IS OFFERING A UNIQUE CONCEPT NONE LIKE WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN IN THE MARKET. IT'S THE MOST PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO OWNING A HOME EASILY USING THE EQUITY MODEL, WHICH MAKES THE PRICES AFFORDABLE WITH HIGH RETURNS ON INVESTMENT. Mary is coming to Scotland for one week as from 7th to 13th December 2017 where she will be visiting Jamhuru Day Celebrations in Edinburgh on Saturday 10th December, 2016. For more information please contact Mary (her WhastApp Kenya no. is +254737265816 - email:, Mr. Seed on 07951220695 to make an appointment during her short stay in UK. - For more visit








UK outreach church has moved to memorial community church, Plaistow

The PCEA UK OUTREACH LONDON congregation has moved from ST. MATHEWS CHURCH, DYSON ROAD Stratford to MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CHURCH (The former Memorial Baptist Church, Plaistow), 395 BARKING ROAD, Plaistow, E13 8AL, opposite Plaistow Police Station. It held its first Sunday Service on Sunday 6th, November, 2016 from 2.00pm. For more information please contact Rev. Kibathi on 07946700301 or Mrs. Grace Koimburi - 07908227728.









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