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G.G. Kariuki burial set for July 14
-Laikipia Senator Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki, better known as G.G. Kariuki, will be buried at his Rumuruti farm on July 14, the family has said. Family spokesperson and his son Robert Mwangi said the committees tasked with burial arrangements in his rural home and Loresho residence in Nairobi had started preparations for the send-off. The veteran politician, who served under all the four past governments, succumbed to a cardiac-related illness at Nairobi Hospital on Thursday night. His family on Sunday also disclosed that the senator had been ailing for the past 18 months. “We are meeting with the organising committee to come up with the programme. We have agreed to bury our loving father on July 14,” said Mr Mwangi. - Daily Nation.
More UK nurses and midwives leaving than joining profession
More nurses and midwives are leaving the profession in the UK than joining it, for the first time since 2008, figures show. The number registered in the UK fell by 1,783 to 690,773, in the year to March. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said the downward trend had been most pronounced among British workers. Many leavers cited working conditions. But the government said there were now 13,000 more nurses working in England than in 2010. In April and May this year, there was a more dramatic fall in those leaving nursing and midwifery, with a further 3,264 workers going. Other than retirement, the main reasons given for leaving were working conditions - including staffing levels and workload - personal circumstances and disillusion with quality of care to patients, according to an NMC survey of more than 4,500 leavers. Other reasons included leaving the UK and poor pay and benefits.
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How politicians in Kenya are enriching witch doctors
Politicians hell-bent on victory are paying witch doctors huge sums, maybe even their souls, to capture voters’ hearts, repel adversaries’ magic, vanquish rivals and grasp power. Welcome to election season in deeply religious, church- and mosque-going Kenya where witchcraft is illegal and punishable by 10 years in prison. No one is punished, however, except by lynch mobs. Certainly not moneyed politicians. With little more than a month to go, competition is cut-throat and the mood is fevered. Don’t be left behind. Cut a Faustian bargain. There’s magic for every pocketbook and political seat. There are elixirs for election, potions for power (or perdition) and concoctions for campaigns. “Medicine men are happy during elections. This is their harvest season,” said Professor Jack Ogembo, researcher in witchcraft and folk customs at Kabianga University, Kericho.
Magic trumps merit. Power and lucre are too important to be left entirely to manifestos, records, strategists, foot soldiers, barazas and bribes. Despite two weeks’ of inquiries from the Star, Jubilee, NASA and other party officials declined to comment about this dark but open secret. Well-known politicians, some seeking lofty office, are seeking out necromancers — they call themselves doctors — in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Cong, and West Africa. In April, South Africa’s Sowetan newspaper reported a presidential aspirant flew to Johannesburg to meet a sangoma or witch doctor, Chief Hassan Mando, whose clientele reads like a who’s who of African leaders. The politician reportedly stayed for six hours of rituals. And in Mwanza, Tanzania, witch doctors are renowned for electoral black magic, often using albino body parts. Tanzanian waganga are also said to be camping at the Coast, waiting for the money to pour in. Haki Africa sounded the alarm after six albino children in Tana River went missing. The worst is feared. Their parents are afraid to talk. “If you are albino, the election period is the most dreaded. Many go into hiding for fear of becoming victims,” coordinator Francis Auma said. Witchcraft has been around forever, but demand by ambitious politicians has never been greater. - The Star
A UK resident John Kimemia of Luton has passed
away in a tragic road accident in Kenya
It is with great sadness and acceptance of God's will to inform you that Macharia Kimemia of Hull, Moses Njihia (Luton) and Paul Anthony Kanja of Kent have lost their dear brother & uncle John Kimemia of Luton in a tragic road accident in Kenya on Tuesday 27th June 2017. The late Uncle John wife and children are in Canada and we are trying to organise for them to travel for the funeral. Friends and family are meeting from Monday 3rd June 2017 to Wednesday 5th June 2017 to offer prayers, comfort and support at Moses house, 77 Brookstreet LU3 1DZ from 6.30-8pm. A memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased Uncle & dad John will be held on Friday 7th July 2017 JCM Luton 88 - 90 Inkerman Street, LU1 1JD from 6-9pm. For financial support, please use this account name: Name: P. A Kanja, Sort code: 30-84-22 and Account no. 10767260. For more information contact: Moses Njehia 07446110215, Paul Kanja Message 07728 821100, Peter Kahoro 07984 637357 or Pastor Steve 07402386331.
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Just be Happy!
#Sad, But True!
*I HAVE COME TO REALIZE THAT THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE HARD FACTS OF LIFE*
1. No matter what you say and how you say it, SOME people will never get it.
That's not your fault!
#Sad, But True!
2. No matter how pure your motives are, SOMEBODY will still accuse you of ill intentions.
Stay pure anyway.
#Sad, But True!
3. No matter how humble you are, somebody will still consider you proud. Stay humble, anyway.
#Sad, But True!
4. No matter how generous you are, somebody will still call you "selfish". Remain generous, anyway.
#Sad, But True!
5. Sometimes some of your greatest pains will come from those you gave the most pleasure.
#Sad, But True!
6. Some of your greatest disappointments will come from those you gave your best appointments or commitments. #Sad, But True!
7. Sometimes some of the worst things you'd hear about yourself may come from those you speak the best of. #Sad, But True!
8. Not everyone in your ship is paddling in the direction of your dreamed destination.
Discernment is key. #Sad, But True!
9. Loving people sometimes means feeling used by them.
#Sad, But True!
10. Sometimes, doing the right thing ends up making you look like a fool.
#Sad, But True!
11. Tough as it seems, any evil done against you can become a seed for your promotion... It depends on your response.
#Sad, But True!
12. I would rather appear foolish now and see the wisdom of the Almighty God unfold, than appear wise now and turn out a fool later.
#Sad, But True!
13. Promotion doesn't come by fighting for your rights but by being faithful in doing what is right.
#Sad, But True!
14. Those who will enjoy true promotion by the Almighty must be willing to forgive freely, forgive quickly and forgive wholly.
#Sad, But True!
15. Those who will relish true promotion must be willing to serve many for free and selflessly.
#Sad, But True!
16. Read with caution: Sometimes, to see the positive things Almighty God can do for you, then you have to be willing to stop what you can do in offending Him.
#Sad, But True!
17. Without God's sign off, your biggest step can turn out to be your biggest mistake.
#Sad, But True!
18. Pain has a higher potential to toughen you up than pleasure does. #Sad, But True!
19. Problems are easier to solve than people.
#Sad, But True!
20. Many people will celebrate you only as long as your advancement doesn't exceed their expectations of you. #Sad, But True!
21. Some people get close enough to you just to find something bad about you to broadcast to the world.
#Sad, But True!
22. Some people are quiet when you're succeeding but quick to point out your failures.
#Sad, But True!
23. Hating those who hate you makes them your leaders, since you're following their footsteps.
#Sad, But True!
24. Rather than react to a negative situation. Respond to your revelation.
#Sad, But True!
25. Believe the best even when you're going through the worst.
#Sad, But True!
26. They hurt you? Don't hold it against them. Hold them up in prayer.
#Sad, But True!
27. Forgiving people is not just a good idea. It's a God's idea. Actually, more than an idea. It's an instruction.
#Sad, But True!
28. How you respond to a situation can be more important than the situation.
#Sad, But True!
29. Your ability to overlook an offence determines the degree of dominion you'd exercise over many other things. #Sad, But True!
30. Wisdom will help you solve problems. A large heart will help you accommodate people. You need both.
#Sad, But True!
31. When all is said and done, let the fear and the love of the Almighty GOD in your heart pour through your daily walk!
#Sad, But True!
32. The wise is he who takes lessons from the above, and with them benefit others!
#Sad, But True!
33. Life is short. Enjoy what you can of it, when you can and in the fear of GOD.
#Sad, But True!
34. Some people may think this piece is targeted at them. No. Everyone alive will need one of the points at one time or the other.
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SACOMA Global Foods, selected to become a CommonWealth
First Export Champion to fly the flag for UK business overseas markets.
SACOMA – has been selected export champions to fly the flag for UK business in overseas markets as part the Commonwealth First initiative which aims to highlight the variety, depth of innovation, quality and excellence that the UK’s SMEs have to offer.Export Champions are selected on their potential for innovation, level of impact and ambition. Whether early stage or long established, Commonwealth-First Export Champions will be ready to excel in Commonwealth markets.
SACOMA Global Foods Innovation is one of the British SMEs selected to become Commonwealth-First Export Champions, based on their ambition, innovation and the impact that they will have across Commonwealth and international markets.SACOMA can further strengthen the message and values of CommonWealthFirst as a reputable flagship organisation demonstrating the development of UK innovation and advances food technologies and science.Working with University Technology Partners, Food Scientist and Award winning celebrity chefs to develop and offer products that inspire vision, empower small holder farmers and other small businesses, create jobs and enterprises and ultimately weave a legacy.
Innovation and social impact are key drivers of this business model. It’s a route to exploring novel ideas and methods for social impact investment and impact to delivering business innovation to support development in Africa whilst offering the UK and the commonwealth and the rest of the world healthy products to meet their health conscious needs and their busy lifestyles.
Business owners Perez Ochieng and Sam Ochieng are aiming to build SACOMA food products business into a £6 million business, with overseas export sales the key driver for future growth.As an Export Champion, SACOMA will benefit from access to high-level networking events and tailored trade missions – with Canada and Australia taking place in autumn 2017 and spring 2018 respectively.
SACOMA are part of the third cohort of the Commonwealth Export Champions programme; 30 outstanding British businesses have been selected for distinguished Commonwealth Export Champions programme. Representing various regions of the UK and business sectors, highlight the variety of innovation and excellence that the UK SME sector has to offer the world. Companies selected include off-grid renewable energy, healthy snacks, innovative antimicrobial technology, teddy bears, a digital knitting machine, as well as award winning baby and children’s food.
CommonwealthFirst is an initiative by the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council, the business arm of the Commonwealth, to encourage SMEs to trade and invest in 52 markets. The three-year programme 2016-19 was announced at the Commonwealth Business Forum, Malta 2015 and will see 100 outstanding UK SMEs selected to become Commonwealth Export Champions. Royal Mail is the lead sponsor and i-genius the implementation partner.
Richard Burge, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, said “I am delighted to see such an exciting array of applicants to become CommonwealthFirst Export Champions. I look forward to meeting as many of the new cohorts as possible at our Export Day in July.”
SACOMA’s selection to become a Commonwealth Export Champion, now presents a major opportunity for new international markets for the Kenya sweet potatoes raw materials and sweet potato products over the next 3 years. Beginning this September, the SACOMA Team will be provided with unique access and support to win new business in the fast growing Commonwealth markets. The success will be showcased as an encouragement to the wider UK business community. SACOMA uses UK advanced Food technology and innovation to develop a range of healthy and premium food products made from 100% sweet potatoes to meet the growing demands for health conscious consumer markets and for exotic foods and innovative healthy premium food products as well as products for Retail, Foodservice, Restaurants and Fresh cut for Processing.
SACOMA is an innovation–led business based in London UK in the food and drinks sector for snacks, healthy and Gluten Free products made from 100% sweet potatoes. The business is led by very innovative and creative businesses owners. The Team have worked with Knowledge Transfer Partners (KTP) in food innovation using the latest UK Food Technologies and food scientist to develop innovative premium food products from sweet potatoes.
Perez Ochieng, CEO of SACOMA said: “The success of company in highly competitive international markets will set a great example and will be even more important as the UK seeks to develop new trading relationships post-Brexit.”SACOMA will make tremendous ambassadors for UK and the wider region in overseas markets.”
The Award winning company has also recently added to its product range to meet the requirements of its international customers with the new premium Dessert which was exhibited at the International Food Event (IFE) trade show in London and won the World Food Innovation Award 2017for its sweet potato social impact and trade initiative. The CEO, Perez Ochieng was selected as one of the Top Most Talented Entrepreneur forAfrica by HRH The Duke of York KG Pitch@Palace initiative, and in their African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP) designed to develop the African private sector and stimulate innovation and technology throughout the continent. In May 2017the Company launched a new premium product range aimed specifically at export market. Export currently accounts for 11% of turnover but, with online sales, is a growing area of the business. Sweet potato food products remain at the core of the business but recent years have seen new markets opened up for the company’s range of breakfast cereals ,flakes, bars and flame baked products, which are Gluten Free, low in fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt.
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council facilitate trade and investment throughout the 53 states of the Commonwealth and supports private sector companies and governments to promote economic activity. It works with member companies to expand their businesses and to help with new investments in any Commonwealth country. The three year CommonwealthFirst programme was announced at the Commonwealth Business Forum, Malta 2015 and will see a group of 100 outstanding UK SMEs selected to represent the UK as Commonwealth export champions.
Lord Marland, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, said: ‘This programme is a wonderful way of demonstrating both the ingenuity of British businesses and the huge opportunities in Commonwealth markets. We hope these companies will serve as ambassadors for other UK businesses looking to trade internationally.”
As an Export Champion, SACOMA Global will be a part of an intensive world-class 3-year programme with international support.
Commonwealth-First, in partnership with Royal Mail, was established to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to trade and invest across the Commonwealth; a market comprising 52 English speaking countries with a combined population of 2.2 billion – at least 60% of whom are under the age of 30 – and a combined GDP of approximately US$9.6 trillion. Along with first and second cohort, new Export Champions will benefit from access to high-level networking events and introductions, training, mentoring and tailored trade missions – with Canada and Australia taking place this autumn and next spring respectively.
The following businesses have been selected based on their ambition, innovation and the impact that they will have across Commonwealth markets: BMM Weston Dakin-Flathers, Donald Russell Limited, Dura Composites Ltd, Early Bird Ventures Ltd, ePortfolios Ltd, Extremis Technology Ltd, Forest Gin, Giving Tree Ventures Ltd, Goodness Gracious Foods Ltd ,ICC Solutions Joe’s Gourmet Foods Limited John Reid & Sons Kniterate Ltd Merrythought Limited Naturally Tribal PACK’D Ltd Principle Healthcare International QnolaRedstor Holdings Limited, SACOMA Global Foods, SAM Labs Talley Group The Coconut Company Universal Smart Cards,Versapak, Votary, Winch Energy Limited,Wire Belt Company YouTeachMe Ltd.
Applications for the fourth and final cohort of UK SMEs will open in autumn 2017, however, are accepting on-going applications as of now:www.commonwealthfirst.orgCommonwealthFirst is an initiative by the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council, the business arm of the Commonwealth, to encourage SMEs to trade and investment in 52 markets. The three-year programme 2016-18 was announced at the Commonwealth Business Forum, Malta 2015 and will see 100 outstanding UK SMEs selected to become Commonwealth Export Champions. Royal Mail is the lead sponsor and i-genius the implementation partner. CWEIC the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council facilitates trade and investment throughout the 52 states of the Commonwealth and supports private sector companies and governments to promote economic activity, work with member companies to expand their businesses and to help with new investments in any Commonwealth country.
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Trump travel ban comes into effect for six countries
People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban. It means people without "close" family or business relationships in the US could be denied visas and barred entry. Lawyers took up positions at US airports, offering free advice. But there was no sign of the chaos that affected travellers when the first version of the ban was brought in at a few hours' notice in January. That is because the executive order does not affect people who already have valid visas or green cards. The Department of Homeland Security said it expected "business as usual at our ports of entry". Monday's Supreme Court ruling upheld the temporary ban, a key Trump policy. But the judges provided a major exception, for those who have "a credible claim of a bona fide relationship" with someone in the US. The effect is that citizens of the affected countries with a close relative in the US, such as a spouse, parent, child or sibling, will potentially be allowed in. In a last minute change, the Trump administration extended the definition of close family to include fiancés. However grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces are not considered to be "bona fide" relations. Doctor goes on shooting rampage at New York City hospital A doctor has shot dead a former colleague and seriously injured five others after opening fire in a New York City hospital.
The gunman, a former doctor at the hospital, tried to set himself on fire before fatally shooting himself, officials said. Mayor Bill de Blasio said a female doctor was killed in the attack, adding five others were "fighting for their lives". A seventh victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. Describing the rampage at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center as a "real tragedy", Mr de Blasio said it was a "workplace-related matter" and "not an act of terrorism". Dr Henry Bello, who concealed an assault rifle under a lab coat he was wearing, reportedly resigned from the hospital in 2015 after sexual harassment allegations. Following the attack, at least one wounded doctor was treated using an emergency fire hose fashioned as a tourniquet, the New York Times reported.
Those wounded were said to be on the 16th and 17th floors, while the lifts were apparently out of service. According to an ambulance worker, two emergency responders carried a bleeding patient down nine flights of stairs to safety, applying pressure to the man's wound as they descended. Armed police searched the building floor by floor and at one stage officers could be seen on the roof with their guns drawn. Patient Gonzalo Carazo said he locked himself in a room for 15 minutes until police came and led him out of the hospital. "I saw one of the doctors and he had a gunshot wound to his hand," he told WCBS-TV. "All I heard was a doctor saying 'help, help'". Garry Trimble said his fiancee, hospital worker Denise Brown, called him from inside the building during the shooting. "She woke me up and told me there was a situation, somebody's out there shooting people," he said. "I could hear in her voice she was shaking and about to cry." According to police records, Dr Bello was arrested in 2009 after two women claimed he tried to look up their skirts with a mirror. In another unrelated incident, Dr Bello was held in 2004 after a woman told police he grabbed her, lifted her up and said: "You're coming with me."
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Senator GG Kariuki is dead
Laikipia County Senator Mr GG Kariuki is dead. The Senator passed away on Friday June 30, 2017. Senator Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki had been under immense pressure to retire from active politics owing to his advanced age and hand over the political mantle to a new breed of leaders. In November, 2016, however, the Laikipia Senator GG Kariuki publicly defied demands and expectations from a section of his electorate when he announced that he was not about to retire from politics. Instead, the veteran politician, who commanded a huge political following especially from the elderly in his county, announced that he would be defending his seat in the August 8 General Election. Even though he maintained a low public profile, the Senator who has served under all the four presidents of Kenya had insisted that he was still strong to serve the county. “There are many people outside there who discredit me because of my age. It is my experience in politics that matters and not my age.
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Protus Mwanzirwa is being attended to by Esther Anzaya, a nurse in charge of St. Elizerbeth Mukumu
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A man in Lirhende village, Kakamega County, chopped off his father’s right hand after they differed over campaign posters of two ward aspirants. Area assistant chief Alex Minish said Chrisantus Mwinamo, who is still at large, had engaged his brother Cedrick Vihembo in a physical fight for destroying the campaign posters of Edwin Papala, an ODM candidate. Vihembo is a strong supporter of area ODM candidate while his brother campaigns for Federal Party of Kenya candidate Silas Shihenzi. The two were separated by members of the public. But later in the evening, Mwinamo attacked his father Protus Mugaisi with a panga, chopping off his right hand and injuring his brother. Mugaisi is admitted to St Elizabeth’s Mukumu Hospital. He told Saturday Standard that Mwinamo came home at around 7.30pm on Thursday drunk and attacked them. “We were taking supper when he came with a panga and started slashing us. I was sitting at the main door and he chopped off my right hand when I tried to confront him. He also injured his brother and other family members,” said Mugaisi Mugaisi said it’s not the first time the suspect had meted violence on his family. “Enough is enough, the law must take its course and punish him as a lesson to people of his kind. He has invited a curse that will follow him to his fourth generation by rendering me a disabled man,” he said. - The Standard
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Uhuru would get 48% votes, Raila 43% if polls held today - Infotrak
President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto during one of their rallies in Embu, June 29, 2017. /PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga are in a tight race for the presidency, a new poll suggests. The poll by Infotrak shows that if elections were held today, Uhuru would win by 48 per cent against Raila's 43 per cent. Eight per cent Kenyans are still undecided, 38 days to the general election that will take place on August 8. Jubilee is also the most popular party at 47 per cent as compared to NASA's 43 per cent. On June 8, the African Electoral Observation Group reported Uhuru would be re-elected with 51 per cent of votes if the general elections were held that day. Raila's support at that time was 39 per cent. The survey further found that 50 per cent members of the public feel the country is headed in the wrong direction. The poll was conducted in 29 counties with a sample size of 2,000. On Thursday, a research by Twaweza East Africa found nearly half of Kenyans believe the country is not very democratic. Only one in every eight Kenyans (12 per cent) thinks democracy is being practiced to a large extent while four in every 10 (40 per cent) believe it’s only being practised to a small extent. - The Star
M-Pesa changeover process to temporarily disrupt services
M-Pesa services will be disrupted for 12 hours mid next month to allow for a changeover to a new platform, Safaricom announced yesterday. This is the first major upgrade since the system was transferrred to Kenya in 2015. The company said the mobile money platform is undergoing a three-week upgrade leading to two other temporary outage of the services. The first of that outage started this morning when all services were unavailable between 1.00am and 3.00am. Another disruption will affect International Money Transfer, KCB-M-Pesa, M-Shwari and M-Kesho services at the same time on July 5. “Ten years ago, we began the journey of M-PESA by focusing on our customers’ need to send money home. Since then, we have experienced tremendous growth as the platform has grown to provide even more value to the ecosystem,” chief executive Bob Collymore said in a statement yesterday. “This upgrade paves the way for the next phase of M-PESA and will enable the service deliver even more value for our customers and partners.” The upgrade will lead to an increase in partners offering their services on the enhanced M-Pesa platform through a new set of Application Programme Interface that will simplify the process of integration into M-Pesa. - The Star
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Gayle Newland found guilty of pretending to
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A woman has been found guilty of pretending to be a man to trick her female friend into having sex. A court heard how 27-year-old Gayle Newland, of Willaston, Cheshire, created an online persona to satisfy her sexual urges. Newland was found guilty of committing sexual assault using a prosthetic penis without the victim's consent during a retrial at Manchester Crown Court. In November 2015 she was jailed for eight years after she was convicted of the same offence at Chester Crown Court but the conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal last December. A retrial was ordered after it was found that the trial judge's summing up of the case was not fair and balanced. Newland persuaded the victim to wear a blindfold at all times when they met and she only realised she was having sex with her when she finally took it off.
The defendant claimed the woman was fully aware she was pretending to be Kye Fortune - a Facebook profile she created at the age of 15 in which she used an American man's photographs and videos as they engaged in role play while struggling with their sexuality. Newland denied that a blindfold had been used as they had sex on about 10 occasions at the victim's flat in Chester in 2013. She also told the court she did not strap bandages to her chest or wear a swimsuit and a woollen hat to hide her appearance. The court heard Newland spent "hundreds" of hours talking on the telephone to her friend as Kye and had spent more than 100 hours in each other's company. The complainant said these encounters included her wearing a blindfold at all times together - including watching television and even on a car journey. Prosecutor Simon Medland QC told the jury: "This manipulative, deceitful and very crafty young woman went to such astonishing lengths to control the complainant's life and make her do the things the defendant wanted her to do." The verdicts can be reported after reporting restrictions imposed at the start of the retrial were lifted. Newland was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault and cleared of a fourth count. She cried in the dock, shook her head and said: "I can't go back to jail." The Recorder of Manchester, Judge David Stockdale QC, granted Newland bail ahead of sentencing on 20 July but he told her the "overwhelming likelihood" was that she would receive "a significant immediate custodial sentence". - Sky News.
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The Luo Council of Elders has challenged the NASA presidential campaign in Nyanza and the western region to avoid utterances that could cause voter apathy. The council chairman, Opiyo Otondi, said the chaos that erupted during the NASA presidential campaign in Rarieda on Monday were regrettable and a threat to Raila Odinga's presidential bid. He said violence could discourage the other communities that are supporting Raila's presidential bid from voting. He said the emergence of strong independent candidates was a reality and told those campaigning for Raila to win them over instead of using harsh language against them, adding that this was likely to cause voter apathy on August 8. "Leaders and members of other communities have kindheartedly agreed to support Raila but what happened is unfortunate," said Mr Otondi. - The Standard
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NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga confers with Musalia Mudavadi of Amani
National Congress during the launch of their manifesto in Nairobi, June 27, 2017.
You are required to carry a bank deposit slip to the fundraising dinner for NASA principals that will take place at Nairobi's Ole Sereni Hotel on Friday. Candidates Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka have invited all Kenyans of goodwill to the function that will begin at 6.30pm. The number of guests has not been disclosed but Raila and his NASA brigade plan to raise at least Sh1 billion for campaigns leading up to the vote on August 8. The Star has learnt that those sitting at the platinum high table with Raila will pay Sh10 million a plate. Gold donors will pay Sh5 million a plate and silver donors Sh3 million and will sit further away. Raila is giving his all for what is expected to be his fourth and final bid to become president. The dinner was to take place earlier at either Safari Park hotel or the KICC. It is being organised by the campaign secretariat headed by lawyer Willis Otieno and whose members include businessman Jimmy Wanjigi. It will mirror the the banquet by President Uhuru Kenyatta whose friends, mostly Mt Kenya business magnates, raised Sh500 million in two hours. Invitation cards are available for sale at all party offices countrywide and at the party secretariat Nairobi.
They are also available at the office of Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke's City Hall office, the Machakos Chamber of commerce and Utangwa House (0727 005742 or 0721 341901). Other places to but the cards are Ngooni supermarket, Wote Makueni, Kwa Kana Makindu, the governors office in Kitui town, KCB Mwingi, Wavinya Ndeti's office in Sabaki. "Please remember to carry your invitation card and deposit slip to enter the function," read an invitation card seen on Thursday. Funds are to be deposited at any KCB branch countrywide, account number 1211613658. Contributions can also be sent by M-Pesa numbers 0791 245276, 0791 245901, 0791 245969, 0791 245704, 0791 245763 and 0791 245251. 'Jacob' and 'Charles' will give more details if reached by phone numbers 0737 333333 and 0780 154133 respectively. The IEBC had initially limited presidential campaign spending to Sh5.2 billion The strict regulations — which sought to create a level playing field to eliminate voter bribery, curb misuse of public resources and money from illegal sources — was suspended by Parliament until 2022. The Election Campaign Financing Act was Kenya's first law to compel parties and candidates pre-election to fully disclose their poll funding sources. It is estimated that in 2013, Raila and Uhuru who were the leading presidential contenders each spent Sh10-Sh20 billion. - The Star
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Uhuru might clinch swing vote - judging by recent events
As the two main horses in the August 8 General Elections, Jubilee and NASA, gallop down the final straight focus is firmly fixed on who will be able to sway the swing votes and ultimately tilt the scales to win the race to State House. With majority of the voters already decided on which side they will cast their votes, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition flag bearer Raila Odinga will be polishing their campaigns in the last one month knowing every vote is critical in the bid to get the first round win with a 50 per cent plus one.
It therefore leaves the two with no choice but to fold their sleeves in a political battle observers say will not only be bruising, but demanding and expensive. If the parties manifestos launched recently is anything to go by, Jubilee are leaving nothing to chance as they unleash resources that could make this the most expensive campaign in the country’s history. But the swing vote is not about how fancy the manifesto launch was, but what policies are being outlines for the next five years by either side, in which Jubilee has claimed the upper hand in focusing on the youth or women, who make over half of the 19.6 million votes that will be eligible to elect the new leadership. Now the real struggle begins as President Uhuru takes his campaign out literally walking each kilometer across Kenya to lure the voters to back his reelection bid. And this is paying dividend as his recent tour of Central, Coast, Nyanza and Western regions has seen the numbers surge in his support.
Today, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s approval rating has risen to 68 per cent up from 47 per cent last November according to research firm IPSOS. Opinion polls from any company have been consistent in depicting the sitting president as having the election in the bag. The poll shows that the NASA strongholds of Coast and Western also approve of President Kenyatta’s leadership at 66 and 52 per cent, respectively. This proves that majority of Kenya have their hopes in the current government delivering on its pledges and improving the lives of Kenyans. With over 90 per cent of the people feeling that the country is headed in the right direction, they also approve of the President’s performance with only six per cent thinking otherwise.
One region that NASA and Jubilee are battling to control is the Nairobi County, which has 2,250,000 votes. Whereas NASA has tried to water down issues of the Kenyan Capital being a battle zone, Jubilee eyes its rich voters listing to push for presidential vote numbers and secure more seats in National Assembly and Senate. That is why Uhuru has called on his supporters to ensure they secure their future for another five years by coming out in large numbers to vote. He is keen to erase voter apathy knowing every vote counts, especially in his strong hold as he moves towards securing another term in office. He may also be able to get more seats for candidates under Jubilee going for the governorship, senatorial, woman representative and member of county assembly.
The President has also been categorical not to burn his bridges and servants working overtime to deliver his vote by not completely rubbished the role of the Independents candidates. These are crucial campaigners, who also have a part to play in bringing out the voters to back President Uhuru reelection. Certainly the Nairobi vote hunt will not secure the Jubilee “six-piece suit” election but must guarantee the President the required votes to secure him another five years in State House. The main argument against sidelining the independents is that they will shore up numbers of the presidential overall tally and therefore they should not be ignored. There are 4,950 independent candidates, according to IEBC records. This number includes those who are supporting the candidature of NASA’s Raila Odinga and Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta for president, and it will be hard for the two sides to ignore them as elections approach. - The Standard
US: Kenya's actions on ending human trafficking inadequate
Labour Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie at Social Security House in Nairobi in December 2016.
NEW YORK CITY, Tuesday
Kenya is striving to end human trafficking but government actions remain inadequate in several respects, the United States Department said today. An assessment puts the country in, for the third consecutive year, the Tier 2 category in the US global ranking of compliance with Washington’s anti-trafficking standards. Those in this category fall short of the standards but are making “significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards”. Kenya last year launched a national referral mechanism and issued registration requirements and a code of conduct for private labour recruitment agencies, the report said, and added information on its anti-trafficking law to the basic police training curricula.
In addition, the Ministry of Labour has assigned labour attachés to Kenyan missions in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to protect citizens employed in those countries. The government was also found to be falling short of minimal standards in several key areas. For instance, it did not allocate funding to a victim assistance fund last year after providing Sh7 million in 2015, the report said. “Kenyan authorities continued to treat some victims as criminals, and the availability of protective services for adult victims remained negligible,” the US asserted. - Daily Nation.
WORD OF TODAY
Were you really ‘born that way’?
We read in Psalm 51:5: "Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me." Whether your struggle is with alcohol, drugs, sex, anger, gossip, unforgiveness, stealing, lying, or gambling, one thing’s certain - we are all born with a propensity towards certain behaviours. So it’s not a genetics issue, it’s a spiritual issue. It’s not about science, it’s about sin. Any of us might find ourselves struggling with these issues - not because we inherited a gene for it, but because we inherited Adam’s fallen nature the day we were conceived. David said, ‘I was born guilty. I was a sinner when my mother conceived me.’ Solomon said there are no exceptions: ‘Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins’ (Ecclesiastes 7:20 NLT). So the answer is yes, we were all ‘born that way’. The reason these behaviours come naturally to us is not because we ‘can’t help being the way we are’; it’s because our sin nature is stronger than our desire to please God. Even when we try, at times we lose the fight! Paul, the greatest of Christians, admitted to failing when he tried to do right. ‘I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out’ (Romans 7:18 NIV 2011 Edition). So if we are all born that way, what’s the good news? Paul gives it to us: ‘Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord’ (Romans 7:24-25 NLT). When you were born you received Adam’s corrupt nature, but through the new birth you receive Christ’s sin-conquering, life-changing, righteous nature!
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Tax evasion task force recovers Sh2 billion from firms in 2 years
The war on tax evasion among corporates through a multi-agency task force has yielded about Sh2 billion since March 2015, the Kenya Revenue Authority director-general John Njiraini said yesterday. Another 30 cases involving corruption and economic crimes are still being investigated through the task force, he added. The cases largely involve multinationals, and are at different stages of being resolved through the Alternative Dispute Resolution framework and recovery of assets. Members of the task force include the National Police Service, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Assets Recovery Agency, Financial Reporting Centre, among others. He said the agency has issued tax demand letters and destroyed avenues for illicit fund flows in a bid to reduce tax evasion. “This programme will help us with expertise to deal with illicit financial flows that include drug trafficking, terrorism, corruption and crime, and transfer pricing and the shifting of profits by multinational companies” Njiraini said. The KRA has further recovered more than Sh5 billion from over 50 cases involving illicit financial flows. - The Star
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It's a borrowed extract, Jubilee says of Nasa manifesto
The Jubilee Party has termed the National Super Alliance’s manifesto as a "borrowed extract" from its policy blueprint. Nasa’s plan, Jubilee leaders told the Nation on Wednesday, is not meant for implementation but just as a campaign tool.
Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi said the opposition principals hurriedly compiled the document to boost their vote chase. “It is a hurriedly compiled and borrowed extract from the Jubilee blueprint with a few additions that are not intended for implementation but for campaign window dressing,” he said. Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki welcomed the manifesto but noted there was nothing tangible or revolutionary in its content. “I only saw a photocopy of what Jubilee unveiled, especially in terms of what we offered to deliver on free secondary education,” he said. He added: “There was nothing extraordinary in the whole thing. No timelines and no key performance indicators to ensure that things happen or are implemented as they should be.”
Prof Kindiki said Nasa's manifesto lacks a superior agenda that would have made the Raila Odinga-led outfit the better option. He specifically criticised the opposition for saying that it would open up National Cereals and Produce Board centres to collect and store maize, saying there is no maize to be collected. Collection of maize, he also argued, is not the solution for food security. He held that the hunger problem was not well thought out as the solution offered hardly addresses the root cause of maize shortage in the market. “For Jubilee, we have traced the problem from its root cause and given very clear measures on how to tackle it along the value addition chain,” Prof Kindiki said. He further faulted the Nasa manifesto, saying it did not extensively address the issue of infrastructure and energy, which he said are critical in spurring the manufacturing sector and eventual industrial take-off.
“The manufacturing sector can only thrive as long as there are good roads, railways, airports and proper supply of power,” he said. “This are what creates conditions for industrial take-off.” Kiharu MP Irungu Kang'ata said the manifesto failed to provide specifics on how it will achieve the pledges. On the opposition proposal that it will change the Constitution to allow for the selection of ministers from among MPs, the Kiharu lawmaker said that would go against the spirit of the 2010 law that sought to make Cabinet secretaries technocrats.
“The manifesto failed to address how it would tackle food shortage. It did not mention irrigation, which is one known way of alleviating food problems in the country,” Mr Kang’ata said. Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wa did not have kind works for Nasa: “A document long on empty rhetoric and short of any specific deliverables to the people of Kenya.”
He added: “It has contradictory pronouncements that run counter to the Constitution.” Kajiado North MP Joseph Manje said the opposition concentrated more on the country’s problems instead of the solutions. “They kept on saying they would do this and that….but they failed to tell Kenyans how they would do it.”
Mr Manje said on issues of food security, education and security, the opposition heavily borrowed from the Jubilee manifesto. “Jubilee has been talking about free education and the deputy President retaliated that on Monday. The opposition just repeated the same things on free education,” Mr Manje. The lawmaker also faulted the opposition for playing a video showing Kenya’s dark past. “It is not good to keep reminding people of the dark past but the focus should be on the bright future that we are building,” he said. - Daily Nation.
NASA Manifesto: Kenyans to lose power to directly elect a president
Kenyans will lose the power to directly elect a president under a National Super Alliance (NASA) government in a radical proposal that the Opposition says will enhance national unity. According to the alliance's manifesto, if Raila Odinga is elected President, NASA will sponsor constitutional amendments in its first 100 days in office to provide for a hybrid executive system based on the Bomas draft as a mechanism for enhancing cohesion. The Opposition alliance says a directly elected president in a presidential system favours larger communities and encourages exclusivity.
"A hybrid parliamentary system based on the Bomas draft will not only allow individuals from smaller communities to rise to the highest office in the land but also encourage an inclusive system of power sharing," the manifesto adds. It does not however specify how exactly a President will be elected but the manifesto hints at a model that is not based on a popularity vote as is done in the United States. There are various versions of the Bomas draft and it is not clear which version will be implemented by a NASA government.
According to the final Bomas draft, the President shall appoint the Cabinet consisting of the Prime Minister, two Deputy Prime Ministers nominated by the Prime Minister and the executive will have not less than 15 and not more than 20 ministers. The ministers will be nominated by the Prime Minister. The Government will also have between 15 and 20 Deputy Ministers nominated by the Prime Minister.
Later versions of the draft however were amended to have a similar structure as what was eventually passed as the new Constitution after knocking out the office of the Prime Minister and having the President elected in line with the presidential system. In the fourth draft of the Bomas draft, if two or more candidates for President are nominated, an election shall be held in each constituency. NASA is also proposing to increase the percentage of national revenue allocated to the counties up to 45 per cent in order to ensure funds follow and match functions and absorption in its first 100 days in office. It will also collaborate with county governments to establish a Ward Development Fund and convene a national conference to set out the tenets of co-operation between national and county governments in running the affairs of government in the next five years.
The Opposition has also promised to restructure and realign the State Department of Devolution and Planning to focus more on intergovernmental relations and co-ordination of inter-ministerial functions relevant to devolution rather than supervision of county governments. It will restructure and realign the National Treasury to enable it effectively and harmoniously serve the interests of both levels of government. "As the chairperson of the national and county governments coordinating Summit, the President will revamp the summit by convening regular meetings to address emerging issues of co-operative government and intergovernmental relations," the manifesto adds.
It is also promising to collaborate with the Council of Governors to review the transition process and identify all the challenges and transfer of specific functions. It adds that it will work with the Council of Governors to clarify the constitutional distribution of functions and initiate legislation to clarify the functions of each level of government. NASA says it will also provide a framework for assignment of additional functions to county governments and provide for a framework for the transfer of functions and powers from one level of government to another. - The Standard
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Kenya modifies laws governing social media use
The Government has asked the public to submit views on guidelines meant to deal with hate messages shared through social media. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and the Communications Authority (CA) have invited submissions on the rules formulated to curb misuse of ICT services during the electioneering period. The submissions should be made on or before July 4. "The NCIC and CA have reviewed the guidelines on prevention of dissemination of undesirable bulk political content or messages via electronic networks which were developed in 2012," read a published notice explaining that the rules can be accessed on the official websites of the two agencies. Meanwhile, the Government has been urged to modify regulations that will govern social media usage during the August 8 elections. Speaking at the 29th graduation ceremony of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Chancellor Geoffrey ole Maloiy said social media must be used responsibly. Prof Maloiy urged the 2,563 graduands not to fuel tribal animosity through social media during the elections. "You should all use social media responsibly, especially now that we are so close to the elections," he said, adding that there were no clear regulations. - The Standard.
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Can you think of ways to reduce your cancer risk?
We all know smoking is one of the leading causes of the disease. Quitting can be a challenge but the benefits are vast. Then there are factors like reducing your alcohol intake, and ditching fizzy soda drinks packed full of harmful chemicals like aspartame.
We recently shared 15 Cancer Prevention tips with you. These tips of course aren’t a guarantee you’ll live a cancer-free life. Equally those that do get ill with cancer certainly shouldn’t feel self-blame either as there are many things out of our control. There are some things we can take control of though to give ourselves the best chances of having a strong immune system, feeling well and safeguarding our future health.
Preventing cancer is one of the biggest breakthroughs we can make to reduce case statistics. We can all reduce our risk of chronic diseases with some simple lifestyle changes. It can be an effort at first, but with 90-95% of cancers said to be the result of a toxic build up from our environment and lifestyles- it’s worth it.
Our daily choices can all amount over time either helping or harming us. Good health is said to be a combination of what we think, what we drink, what we do and what we eat. At Victoria’s Promise we know how tricky it can be to recover from a serious condition.
We hope you may feel inspired to try one of these tips or to make some lifestyle swaps. Even small changes have a big impact. If you missed any of the Prevention series, here’s a round up of each tip:
11 Ways to reduce radiation. The World Health Organisation has classified radiation from personal devices as a ‘possible human carcinogen’. We’re constantly connected to wireless technologies and Wi-Fi. Some changes to protect us include: using an ear piece or speaker phone; making calls when you have good signal or battery levels; putting your phone on airplane mode when you sleep; keeping children under 12 away from devices; keep devices off your body; look into earthing and signal harmonisers.
14 Ways to Beat Stress and Feel Happier. Our mind-body connections are strong and our thoughts can have a powerful impact on us physically. They’ve even been proven to impact our DNA. Learning to manage stress; be kind to yourself; celebrate life; be grateful; make time for yourself and those you love and deal with negative thoughts can be hugely beneficial.
Exercises to Prevent Cancer. We were born to move! Our sedentary lifestyles are a leading cause of all major diseases. Moving your body each day is so important. It gets our blood pumping to move toxins, boosts our immune systems and increases oxygen levels in the body – all key parts in cancer prevention. Check out this post for some tips on how to add more movement into your week.
Why we need Vitamin D to prevent cancer. Sunshine provides us with a hormone that is essential for our health. Many cancer patients have low levels of Vitamin D. It’s an essential factor in cancer prevention and it’s one of the most common vitamin deficiencies we have. Low levels of Vitamin Dare linked to a weakened immune system, depression and chronic diseases like cancer.
How to Breathe for Better Health. The world’s best detox is breathing in fresh oxygen, deeply and slowly. Cancer cells are deoxygenated; they survive in the presence of no oxygen. When we breathe out we release 70% of toxins from our bodies. Many of us aren’t breathing properly- but there’s good news and a few simple ways we can boost our oxygen levels.
Why we need Water- 10 Hydration Tips. The most common reason for tiredness is lack of water. Without water, life on Earth wouldn’t exist. It’s essential to our health and keeping hydrated can help us detoxify and strengthen our immune systems. One of the easiest, but most effective things you can do for good health is to drink enough water.
Nutrition and Cancer- Why Food Matters. It’s our enjoyment and fuel, yet it can be an overwhelming topic with conflicting advice. With new fads popping up it can be hard to know what to eat! When we break things down, sticking to the basics- fresh, local, seasonal, whole foods are so important. Food from nature can be medicine. When it gets processed and packaged it’s full of chemicals. Many we can’t pronounce and putting these into our bodies can be like poison in the long term.
Chemical-Free Cleaning Products. We’ve all been there when someone spills red wine on the carpet and suggests putting white wine on it to remove the stains. But did you know Vodka is a disinfectant that can remove red wine stains? This tip is on chemical-free cleaning products and alternatives we can use to reduce our toxic loads. We don’t have control over the pollutants we come into contact with in the atmosphere, but prevention can start in your home.
10 Ways to Boost your Immune System. When our immune systems are functioning properly our bodies have no other option but to stay healthy. A healthy immune system is so essential in cancer prevention. Our immune systems are fascinating and everyday they are working to protect trillions of cells in our body from attack. There are ways your can boost your immune system today.
Mindfulness and how to become more present. One of the secrets to great health is to live in the present! Mindfulness is something we can train our brains to do and by doing so we can learn to manage stress, increase happiness and worry less. We can notice why we’re getting stressed by becoming more engaged with our thoughts. This is all about learning steps to stop holding onto the past or worrying about the future.
What’s wrong with GMO’s? Do we really know what’s in the food we eat and what impact are these GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) having on our health? Shopping locally, reading labels, and knowing what to watch out for can help us. (Read More Here)
International Women’s Day- 5 Cancer Prevention Tips. This tip has a special focus on women’s cancer, signs to watch out for and prevention advice.
Healthy Cooking Tips- Cancer Prevention. Non-stick may be a cooking dream, but it also means more chemicals. In our kitchens we are often exposed to dangerous chemicals our bodies are not used to. Ditching non-stick cookware and changing it for ceramic, stainless steel or glass is a great step to setting yourself, and your family up for better long-term health.
Why we need to detox and 10 ways to detox– Detoxing- should we be doing it, and if so, how? Detoxification has been around for thousands of years. Two major causes of cancer: Toxicity (toxic overload syndrome) and nutritional deficiencies.
Non- toxic personal care products. How many products do we use without knowing what chemicals are in them? Looking at the ingredients of mainstream products can be shocking. The personal care industry makes billions a year- women use an average of 12 products daily. It takes 26 seconds for anything we put on our skin to enter the bloodstream. (Watch Video Here)
This list of tips is certainly not definitive but hopefully it shows there are ways to live healthier, happier lives. Being healthy doesn’t have to be restrictive, we’re here to enjoy ourselves, but life’s too short to spend it ill in bed.
There is a lot of fear associated with cancer; it’s a scary disease that can leave us feeling helpless. From research and evidence, in many cases we are not helpless, even when we are ill there are things we can do. Many people only think about their health or realise its importance when they get ill. Educating ourselves, our children, friends and families about little lifestyle swaps will make a big difference.
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19.6mn on voters’ roll for August polls as over 80,000 expunged
IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati while giving the statistics on Tuesday said that the
number includes about 10,000 records of Diaspora voters and those in prisons
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 – The number of voters now stands at 19.6 million after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) expunged over 80,000 records of deceased persons from the register. IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati while giving the statistics on Tuesday said that the number includes about 10,000 records of Diaspora voters and those in prisons. “The certified register of voters for the 2017 General Election has a total of 19,611,423 voters. This number includes 4,393 Diaspora in five countries and 5,528 registered in 118 prisons across the country. Comparatively, the register of voters has increased by 36 per cent (5,222,642 voters) since 2013,” he said during a press conference at the Commission’s headquarters at Anniversary Towers, Nairobi.
He noted that the figure of perceived dead voters had been revised by the KPMG audit firm from an initial of 92,277 to 88,602 after it emerged that the number could have been higher due to inaccurate reports of deaths. “The Commission expunged a total of 88,602 deceased persons from the register. The Commission was provided a total of 92,277 records of deceased persons. However, this number was later revised to 88,602 by KPMG after notification that the difference could be that of reportees,” he said. Chebukati exuded confidence in the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) – the technology deployed by the commission for use on August 8 polls – saying “it provides foolproof authentication on Election Day and there will be no room for mischief.” He said the 19.6 million represent 53 percent and 47pc of male and female voters in the register respectively. Youths aged between 18- 35 years account for 51 per cent of the total number of the electorate. According to the commission there are 40,883 polling stations identified to serve “not more than 700 voters each” on the polling day.
Nairobi County has the highest number of voters standing at 2,250,853 followed by Kiambu (1,180,920) and Nakuru (949,618). Another eight counties have over half a million voters joining the league of vote-rich counties. They are Kakamega (743,739), Meru (702,480), Machakos (620,254), Mombasa (580,223), Bungoma (559,850), Kisii (546,580), Kisumu (539,210) and Kilifi (508,068). Other counties with a high number of registered voters are Homa Bay (476,875), Kajiado (411,193), Kitui (474,512), Siaya (457,953), Nyeri (456,949), Uasin Gishu (450,055) and Makueni (423,310). Migori (388,633), Kericho (375,668), Busia (351,048), Kirinyaga (349,836), Nandi (346,007) Narok (341,730), Trans Nzoia (339,622), Nyandarua (335,634), Bomet (322,012) and Embu (309,468) will also be key determinants in the race to State House given the cumulative number of voters compared to the total number of voters registered.
Also in focus by presidential aspirants will be counties of Kwale (281,041),Nyamira (278,853), Vihiga (272,409), Laikipia (246,487),Baringo (232,258) and Tharaka Nithi (213,154) which consist a significant chunk of registered voters. Counties of Turkana (191,435), Elgeyo/Marakwet (180,664), West Pokot (180,232), Mandera (175,642), Garissa (163,350), Wajir (162,902), Taita Taveta (155,716), Marsabit (141,708) and Tana River (118,327) also have a significant number of voters and will come in handy as presidential candidate seek to garner “at least 25 per cent of votes cast in each of more than half of the counties,” required for a candidate to be declared the winner as stated in Article 138 of the constitution. Samburu, Isiolo and Lamu have the least number of voters at 82,787, 75,338 and 69,776 respectively. Voters who wish to inspect the register will have an opportunity to do so beginning Thursday through an online portal and a Short Message Service. - CapitalFM
Uhuru still ahead of Raila in poll
President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto during the Jubilee Manifesto launch at Kasarani on Monday 26th June, 2017
IF the election were held today, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta would still defeat NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga, a Star survey indicates. In the opinion poll, Uhuru is ahead with 48 percent while the opposition chief trails him at 39 percent. In May, a similar poll by the newspaper's research department had put Uhuru at 49 percent, while Raila was at 40 percent. The Star poll was conducted in 28 counties sampled from the former eight provinces. It was done through Computer Aided Telephone Interview between May 3-14, with 3,430 respondents over 18 years old in the counties. The poll carries a 1.7 percent margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level. The number of undecided voters increased by two percentage points from 10 percent to 12 percent between May and the date of the latest poll. This is interesting, considering there are only 41 days left to the General Election. Some 59 percent said they would vote for Uhuru because of his development record, while 15 percent said they prefer Raila’s development agenda. Many respondents (42 percent) would vote for Raila due to his agenda to develop the economy, while 21 percent would vote for Uhuru for the same reason. Raila would beat Uhuru in terms of creation of employment, fighting tribalism and dealing with insecurity at 10.5 per cent, 3.3 per cent and 2.1 percent, respectively. The survey is likely to leave Raila and his advisers pondering their strategy at a time when he has been going flat out to portray Uhuru as an unpopular candidate. Raila is this morning expected to unveil his manifesto containing the development agenda his alliance has in store for Kenyans. Yesterday, President Uhuru unveiled an eight-key pillar reelection manifesto in an aggressive scramble for the 19 million registered voters against Raila. Buoyed by what his strategists call “a four-year Jubilee success story”, Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto, who rode to State House on jumbo pledges, hope to reinvent themselves to parry a sustained opposition onslaught. Key proposals in Jubilee’s reelection plank include the promise of free secondary education starting January next year, expansion of the Standard Gauge Railway from Naivasha to Malaba, increasing the penetration of electricity to remote areas and more jobs for the youth. - The Star
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Google fined record £2bn over shopping service
Google has been ordered to pay a record fine of £2.1bn (€2.42bn) for abusing
its dominance as a search engine to boost its shopping comparison service.
The European competition watchdog said the company had breached anti-trust rules. It said Google's search engine had systematically given prominence to its own comparison shopping service over others, so that it was displayed at or near the top of search results. The company has been ordered to end the conduct at the centre of the European Commission probe or face penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily turnover of parent company Alphabet. Google said it "respectfully" disagreed with the ruling and would review the decision in detail as it considers an appeal. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said Google's innovative products and services had been "a good thing" but its strategy for attracting customers to its online shopping service was not just about being better than rivals. "Instead, Google abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors," she said. "What Google has done is illegal under EU anti-trust rules. "It denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate. "And most importantly, it denied European consumers a genuine choice of services and the full benefits of innovation."
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Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court
US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a "victory for our national security". America's highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect. The justices said they would consider in October whether the president's policy should be upheld or struck down. Mr Trump seeks to place a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees. The president welcomed the ruling's qualified authorisation to bar visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which he described as "terror-prone countries". "As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm," he added. Mr Trump has already said the ban would take effect within 72 hours of court approval.
What does the ruling say?
The Supreme Court said in Monday's decision: "In practical terms, this means that [the executive order] may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. "All other foreign nationals are subject to the provisions of [the executive order]." The ruling also said it would permit a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the US to go into effect, allowing the government to bar entry to refugee claimants who do not have any "bona fide relationship" with an American individual or entity.
Uhuru: My 10-Point Pledge to Kenya
New jobs, free secondary school education, expanded health care and social welfare system top the list of Jubilee’s promises for Kenya. In a manifesto unveiled yesterday, the Uhuru Kenyatta administration targeted key voter constituencies with promises to create over 6.5 million new jobs in five years, expansion of free maternity care, and doubling the fertiliser subsidy initiative at less than Sh1,500 to reduce the cost to farmers The Jubilee leaders also pledged to construct over 500,000 low cost houses and 57 large-scale dams across the country. Uhuru further promised that if re-elected, all Kenyans will be connected to electricity within three years of his second term in office.
“Jubilee government has already delivered improved security, economic stability and jobs. We have expanded access to affordable health care and modernised public services. But we now need to redouble our efforts to build upon the foundations of success. The task is not yet complete. The work must continue and should not be derailed,” Uhuru said. “I seek to continue to serve as President of our great country because I have the vision, experience, skills and trust to deliver the stability, continuity and responsible governance that our country needs at this critical moment in our development journey,” he continued. The manifesto stressed continuity of Jubilee programmes, which has been Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto’s rallying call on the campaign trail to counter the Opposition change slogan. Critics of the Jubilee administration cite the rising cost of living, in particular the prevailing shortage of low cost maize flour, unemployment, and corruption. Yesterday, the President said the past four years had proved that his team can deliver on promises made to Kenyans. “When I promise – I deliver,” he said. The manifesto, he said, was a blueprint for the country’s development. “It is our plan for how we will continue to make the aspirations of us all, and for our nation,” he said.
Under the Jubilee party manifesto, Uhuru and Ruto say they will create 1.3 million jobs every year and work with governors to establish at least one industry in every county as their number one promise. They also plan to establish a government sponsored apprenticeship programme of up to 12 months for all university and Technical and Vocation Education Training Centre (TVET) graduates to enable them gain practical experience. Jubilee also plans to double the number of vulnerable citizens supported through the cash transfer programme dubbed Inua Jamii from 700,000 to 1,400,000. This will include all citizens above the age of 70 who will, in addition, receive free health insurance cover through National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). The fourth promise is the expansion of the free primary school programme to include free day public secondary schools in Kenya. This, the party says, is a step towards achieving 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary school. Uhuru also pledged to double funds available under the Higher Education Loans Board to provide more loans and bursaries for TVET and university students.
School curricular will be aligned with the needs of industries. The fifth pledge states that a second term for Jubilee will see facilitation the construction of at least 500,000 affordable homes in 5 years across the country. This, the party pledged, will be done in partnership with financial institutions, private developers, manufacturers of building materials and cooperatives to deliver houses faster and reduce the cost of construction by at least 50 per cent. Uhuru promised to create a new fund to help accelerate house construction. “(We will) Establish a National Social Housing Development Fund and create alternative financing strategies to finance low cost housing and the associated social and physical infrastructure,” pledged the party. In its sixth pledge, Jubilee says it will expand free maternity care to include government funded NHIF cover for every expectant mother for one year. The seventh promise is to ensure every citizen is connected to reliable and affordable electricity (on or off-grid) by 2020. Another key pledge was the expansion of food and agricultural production, double the fertilizer subsidy initiative and reducing its cost to less than Sh1,500. The subsidy programme will be expanded to include all crops with a resultant increase in production. Uhuru also pledged to support the expansion and capacity of local fertiliser manufacturing.
The ninth undertaking by Jubilee if it wins back power in August 8 polls will be to complete 57-large-scale dam construction programme, support small-holder agricultural irrigation and work with the private sector to enhance food and agricultural production on at least 1.2 million acres. The tenth promise was to make the Government more accountable through the digitisation of all government procurement; expand and deliver e-government services through the growing network of Huduma Centres. “We will develop the Huduma network, expand the automation of public service delivery systems, digitise payments for all public services and enhance use of technology in law enforcement and support and enhance investment in the capacity of the judiciary to expedite the hearing and disposal of economic crime cases,” states the party manifesto.
Economic crimes The party also promised to raise penalties for economic crimes and work with the Judiciary to ensure that these are resolved within 6 months, immediately deploy an enhanced protection and reward framework for whistle blowers and publish annual details of all procurement awards for major government projects. Unlike in 2013, when they promised to construct five state of the art stadiums in five towns, which were not delivered, the Jubilee party now only commits itself to continue providing and improving sports facilities by finalising the construction of three new stadiums in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret and the Kenya Academy of Sports. “We will also upgrade regional stadia in Kiambu, Makueni, Elgeyo Marakwet, Marsabit, Nyeri and Chuka and invest in setting up youth teams.” - The Standard
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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Monday evening stepped up their bid
for re-election by citing their achievements as they accused the Opposition of “copying” them.
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Mr. John Claw and his wife Rose Claw joined the tide and they were caught riding in 1st Class of SGR Madaraka Train to Mombasa on Sunday 25th June 2017. The trains is always fully booked and you have to wait for three days before you get a ticket. At the same many hungry Kenyans have started the business of buying the tickets at a cheaper price and selling it on higher prices. Several people have been caught by police during the illegal business.
Rowdy youths force Raila to end Rarieda rally prematurely
Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga at a past event. Rowdy youths disrupted his rally in Rarieda, Siaya County, on June 26, 2017.
The National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga was on Monday forced to end his campaigns in Rarieda, Siaya County, prematurely after rowdy youths threw stones at the gathering. The youths, suspected to be allied to Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo, are said to have been agitated by Mr Odinga's calls for a six piece voting pattern. Mr Gumbo, running as an independent candidate for the Siaya gubernatorial seat, will face the incumbent Cornel Rasanga.
Trouble began after the youths, who were carrying banners of Mr Gumbo and Siaya Woman Representative independent candidate Florence Aluodo, jeered Mr Rasanga who had been invited to address the crowd at Aram trading centre. The youths engaged a section of Orange Democratic Movement supporters in running battles after attempts by Mr Odinga to calm them down failed. The youths continued to sing songs in praise of Mr Gumbo, forcing Mr Odinga to call off the meeting and head to Bondo town.- Daily Nation.
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Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support May government
An agreement has been reached which will see the Democratic Unionist Party back Theresa May's minority government. The deal, which comes two weeks after the election resulted in a hung Parliament, will see the 10 DUP MPs back the Tories in key Commons votes. There will be £1bn extra for Northern Ireland over the next two years. DUP leader Arlene Foster said the "wide-ranging" pact was "good for Northern Ireland and the UK" but one critic said it was a "straight bung". The agreement has prompted calls for matching public investment in Wales and Scotland. A three page document outlining the terms of the agreement has been published in full. The DUP said it would apply for the lifetime of the Parliament, scheduled to last five years, but would also be reviewed at the end of the current session in two years time.
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Advance, You Spend Before You Earn
By Maina Azimio
Today I decided to take a road trip by bus from Oklahoma State to Texas to have a feel of common life in this land (I might leave America without experiencing real life). The debt situation in the US is worrying. Not because they are reeling from it but because they’ve accepted it as a way of life. People live in advance. You spend before you earn. The capitalist system here is deeply entrenched and sophisticated. Not many can escape it. There is credit for virtually everything. Yes including fuel for your car. In Texas, fuel is 2.17 dollars per gallon on credit and 1.96 dollars cash. Remember cars are bought on credit, its insurance and much more. Those who live in own house is on mortgage and almost everything else that cost money is on credit. The services providers here are too smart. They have ensured you can easily get pap! What you want if you’ve a job (which are not hard to get) and a good credit score….. (But at what cost people do not consider). Simply put, people here work to pay what they’ve already spent/committed. Unfortunately most of them are comfortable with this arrangement and have acquiescence to it.
I have noted that lack of financial intelligence is a universal problem. Most people work all their lifetime and never achieve financial independence let alone financial freedom (where you do not work to pay your bills but work because you enjoy what you do). In this place, there is an urgent need to establish better relationship with money. It is unfortunate that people in their 80s are forced to work for long hours because they did not plan for life in retirementOthers put their nest in financial instruments that pay so little to support their current needs. This have forced the senior citizens (the baby boomers) to keep working when they should be enjoying their sunset years Here there are well designed and equipped Homes for the aged and that accord them a comfortable life (and assisted living) but they do not come cheap. One of the homes I visited charges 7000 dollars per month. This translate to around 700k per month or 23k per day. If we spend our money in advance on instant gratification when working, how will we manage in old age? When will you ever live? This is a conversation we need to have. Am now more committed and willing to develop ways to generate multiple streams of passive income to support life in retirement. - Diasporamessenger.com
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Daring con men run ‘Safaricom’ racket under the nose of police
Safaricom customers being attended to in Nakuru on May 10, 2017. There
are con artists masquerading as agents of a ‘Safaricom promotion’.
They accost you, block your way and run after you if you slip away from their trap. They then hand you a card and ask you to scratch it and win prizes — money, phones and laptops, among others. Before you know it, you are a victim of con artists masquerading as agents of a ‘Safaricom promotion’ who offer you a fake phone or laptop or any other thing — but not before you pay some money.
The giant mobile telephone service provider has, on several occasions, through its social media accounts, denied any link to the thieves. They usually have a stand-by vehicle nearby, where they direct clients to go and ‘register’ and collect their prizes. There, a man or woman demands money to “process” claims. Some of the victims who reported to the police as early as March last year say they had not been refunded their money and the swindlers continue to run their business in broad daylight.
Ms Naomi Susy said she reported the matter at Central Police Station, Nairobi, under OB number 49/17/06/17 but often sees the people who stole her Sh6,000 on June 14 and they always want to take more from her. “It was around 7:30am,” Ms Susy recalled. “I was intercepted by several ladies at Tuskys, near Co-operative House. “They had some cards that had a provision for scratching. I ignored them and walked down the street, in a hurry to catch my matatu. The last lady managed convince me to participate in the ‘free Safaricom promotion’.”
After scratching the card, Ms Susy was informed that she had won a laptop and two phones. The lady asked her to accompany her to a car parked nearby, at the August 7 Memorial Park gate. “Around that car seemed to be a lot of activity. The lady asked me to give her my ID and the scratched card,” Ms Susy said.
She was then asked to pay Sh6,000 to get her prize. She told them she did not have money but was heading to the bank. “They accompanied me to the bank and I withdrew the money and gave it to them,” Ms Susy recalled. “I believe they drugged me because I lost my senses. “After giving them the money, they asked me if I preferred the laptop or cash. I said Sh78,000 in cash. The catch was, I could only get it if I gave them Sh26,000, which would be reimbursed. In total, I would get Sh104,000. “At this point, I realised that I had been conned. I requested to be given back my cash but somebody who said he was the supervisor told me, after insisting, that I could go to their head office for reimbursement. "He gave me a phone, an MIN-X, which I understand is not authorised by the communication authority and is worth Sh500, if not less.”
Ms Susy had to leave for work as it was getting late. Later in the day, she approached a traffic police officer at the Railways roundabout and narrated to him her ordeal. He directed her to Central Police Station. The ‘promoters’, Ms Susy said, were so confident that they would not be arrested; they even surrounded her and ordered her to delete a picture that she had taken using her phone. “More than 30 people came from the surrounding and wanted to take my phone. They said they were being protected by the police and there was nothing I could do to them,” she said.
Mr James Kutoto, who lost Sh38,000, narrated an ordeal almost identical to Ms Susy’s — only that he lost more money. Several other people have warned about the con artists on social media, among them Mr Joel Kioko. “They tell you you have won three phones and a laptop. They then tell you that you can choose either a laptop or Sh78,000. "Of course anyone would choose the latter. But there is a catch: you must pay Sh6,000 ‘warranty’ for the phones,” Mr Kioko said.
The phones are fake Chinese-made gadgets “of some BMM model”, he said, adding: “Many unsuspecting people usually don’t have that Sh6,000 on the spot and so withdraw it from the ATM or through M-Pesa. I mean, who wouldn’t consider the money being won? “It doesn’t end there: If you pay the Sh6,000 they then tell you to pay an extra Sh18,000 as security for laptops. "If you choose it, they ask you for your phone and run a few commands and a message appears saying your password is, say, 674246 and it’s valid for 48 hours and that you present it at any of their care centres.”
“They tell you that in about three hours, the money will be credited to your M-Pesa account and that you need to present that password in order to withdraw your money. “What you don’t know is that they have dialled *126*3*5#, a Safaricom command for redeeming Bonga points for free phones and accessories.”
Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome said he had not received such complaints and that people do not report the cases, making it difficult to conduct investigations. “It is difficult to crack down on an issue when no one has complained. It would constitute harassment,” Mr Koome said. The Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, in its Article 55, prohibits gaming in the streets and other public places, whether on payment or otherwise. - Daily Nation.
Nasa’s gains in Maasai land send Uhuru’s inner circle in panic
Nasa team at Nakeel grounds in Rongai, Kajiado north. Nasa's Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka received into the coalition Tarayia ole Kores who defected from Jubilee
The decamping of some key leaders in Narok and Kajiado counties from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee to the National Super Alliance has brought renewed focus on the perceived Maasai swing vote. Leading lights and senior civil servants who were instrumental in wresting nearly 50 per cent of the Maa vote from Mr Odinga’s Coalition for Restoration of Democracy (Cord) in 2013, after ODM enjoyed an overwhelming support in the 2007 General Election, have in the last few months indicated support for Nasa. The latest high-profile shift has been that of Mr Tarayia ole Kores, considered a close friend of Mr Kenyatta’s.
Mr Kores is the immediate former chairman of the Kenya Meat Commission board, and former chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Kenya. He had been a front runner for the Kajiado governor’s seat on a Jubilee ticket, but he claims manipulation of the party primaries left him with no option but to decamp to the Opposition. Mr Kores has since been attending Nasa rallies and has also endorsed the re-election of incumbent Governor David Nkedianye of Nasa against Jubilee’s Joseph ole Lenku. Other leading pro-Jubilee voices in Kajiado, including Senator Peter Mositet and Kajiado North MP Moses ole Sakuda, have all thrown their weight behind Governor Nkedianye.
The move by Mr Kores also leaves Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, who had publicly endorsed him for the governor’s race, in an awkward position. “I am not surprised by the the handling of Jubilee primaries to make way for certain individuals. Close friends high up the Jubilee Party hierarchy had warned me powerful forces had sworn they would ensure I don't get the ticket. I shared my reservations with the President and I only participated in the Jubilee primaries because the President himself had given me his word that he would ensure integrity of the process. It is clear to many now this did not happen. I have told them let’s compare notes on August 9. The Maasai deserve to elect leaders of their own choice to protect their interests,” Mr Kores said.
On Thursday, the secretary- general of the Kikuyu Council of Elders (KCE), the Rev Peter Munga, sent out a statement voicing concern over the “mishandling” of politics in Kajiado and Narok counties that are largely occupied by the Maasai community. “We have watched in horror as one Maasai leader after the other decamped from Jubilee to the Opposition, with no visible corresponding effort to respond to the damage caused. Their grievances are known but have gone unattended. The KCE is now taking this unusual decision to publicly appeal to the President to personally intervene in Maasailand before it is too late for the presidential vote. KCE is of the view the President restricts himself to seeking his presidential vote and allow the electorate to make own choices of who to elect at other levels,” the Rev Munga said.
STATE HOUSE VISIT
The elders’ council was instrumental in negotiating the State House visit by Maasai Council of Elders led by William ole Ntimama last year. Mr Ntimama died a few months later in September. According to KCE chairman Wachira Kiago, it took tedious work and many meetings to organise the delegation.
And on Friday, the chairman of the populous Purko clan Council of Elders Hassan ole Kamwaro faced a hostile delegation of elders and businessmen who he had invited to his residence in Narok to deliver a message from the Mt Kenya Foundation to arrange meetings to discuss the community’s grievances. “I have had a difficult time. Four elders from President Kenyatta’s side reached out to me two days ago to gather Maasai elders to discuss issues behind the community trooping to the Nasa side.
But I am sorry my report to them is not good. The elders have said Uhuru abandoned us even after ole Ntimama took us to him at State House and promised to look into our grievances,” Mr Kamwaro told the Nation, adding that the 2013 success of the Jubilee ticket in the region is threatened. In 2013, President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga split the vote in Kajiado and Narok nearly evenly in a tight race. Some have pointed fingers at Deputy President William Ruto and Mr Nkaissery for interference in Kajiado and Narok politics while ignoring the concerns of key leaders and community grievances. - Sunday Nation.
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Dear Fellow Kenyans,
I am a US Marine of Kenyan origin based in Iraq. Recently I travelled to Kenya for my holiday and I have the following to tell you:
a) You have what many people do not have. This is called PEACE. If someone takes you to IRAQ for just TWENTY MINUTES, you will come to APPRECIATE, ADORE, RECOGNIZE and RESPECT your country. When I watch news-AL JAZEERA-the only news I see about Kenya is about Somalia. You should count yourself lucky and blessed.
b) People in Iraq do not die of Cancer, Aids, Diabetes or road accidents. That is a luxurious way of dying. Most people die of BLASTS. They bury them IMMEDIATELY because more will DIE the next day! FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS and MORTUARIES are not KNOWN in that place.
c) People must always be SCATTERED. This is because when people are together, they attract suicide bombers. That means you cant go to markets, churches, parties and anything else as we do in Kenya.
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Update On The late Pastor Margaret Njeri Mbugua of Slough, UK
God bless you all. We really thank God for what He is doing in our lives during this moment. Your support has been wonderful and very loving. Especially at this season when our nation of UK needs prayers and protection. Our family truly appreciates you all for the great support both financial and emotional. You are all welcome every night as we are still meeting at Pastor Meggy's house, 35 Bromycroft Road, Slough. Support and prayers for the family (Mashakaya) from 7pm -10pm.
NEWS : The burial date is on 7th July 2017 at St George Church, Long Furlong Drive. Slough, SL2 2LX. The burial Service starts at 10:30am - 2 p.m. And then at the Grave side at 2:30pm.
There will be a reception at Weekes Drive Community Centre, 4 Tamarisk way, Slough. SL1 2UW starting at 4pm.
Thank you so much and God bless you and increase you.
New Act paves way for IEBC to pay printers
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairperson Wafula Chebukati addresses
media at the commission offices on June 21, 2017. He said the printing of ballot papers will run till July 18.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s assent to the Supplementary Appropriation Bill on Wednesday made it possible for the electoral commission to pay for the printing of ballotpapers for the General Election in August.The Act makes it possible for the government to spend an additional Sh51.4 billion in the current financial year, which will end in the next six days. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission had already been allocated Sh2.5 billion for the printing of the ballot papers in the next financial year.
It however brought the payment forward to this year to make it possible for the Dubai firm, Al Ghurair, to get paid to start the work. IEBC announced last week that the printing of the ballot papers was to start today and run till July 18, 20 days to the elections on August 8. MPs had initially refused to approve the Supplementary Budget and demanded explanations on the allocation to the IEBC yet it had already been given money for the ballot papers in the next financial year.
Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch would later tell the House that the payment should be approved as the IEBC had given the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee sufficient reasons. “We were given a clear brief by the IEBC and we were informed that this amount was allocated in the 2017/18 financial year but because the payments have to be made in the current financial year, that allocation has to be brought forward,” Mr Aluoch said. President Kenyatta’s assent to the Bill and the start of the printing comes ahead of the hearing of the case filed by Nasa against the award of the contract to Al Ghurair.
Nasa says it is afraid that there could be a lack of fairness in the elections if Al Ghurair prints the ballot papers as there is, it claims, a relationship between President Kenyatta and the Dubai company. Both the President and the company have denied claims that there is a relationship between them. Justice George Odunga today asked Chief Justice David Maraga to set up a bench of more than three judges to handle the fresh case. Nation Media Group.
A Whispers from London (Remembering my grandad on Father’s day)
Written by: Man ManKambugua E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Man Man Kambugua
When I talk of my grandfather, I am not talking of any other man who used to live in this wide world. No! This is a man who was a paramount chief in his days. In his own world, the world started with him and ended with him. He wanted to be associated with the high and mighty in the land notably Senior Chief Njiiri. When they met, he would congratulate him on how wealthy he was and how he was a man of wisdom. In reality, once he was back in his homestead, he would copy the lifestyle of chief Njiiri in a bid to overtake him as the King of all living and non-living things in the land. In other words, my grandfather was very jealous of those who were ahead of him. You might have heard of this Ethiopian proverb which goes like this, ‘when the great Lord passes, a wise peasant bows down deeply and silently farts.' This means that at times you have to conceal your intentions. In the end my grandfather ended up marrying very many wives so he was a father to many.
When we were celebrating father's day the other day, I found myself dreaming and was having a conversation with my great grandfather. At first there was a knock on my door and in entered my late grandfather. My first question was to ask him whether he went to Heaven or Hell. He looked at me and asked me what I honestly thought. Since he told me to be honest, I told him that from the way he was treating his thirty nine breathing wives, he must have been dispatched to Lucifer the chief Architect of Hell. I reminded him that everybody in the land feared him and even though most people cried during his funeral, some were enjoying every moment and they had in fact come to witness whether he was dead. He did not seem to care what his children or his subjects thought about him. I can remember very clearly that all my grandfather’s age mates believed that if one wanted to be a real man, he had to create fear to those around him and their answers to everybody was characterised by a lot of swearing. They all loved to refer to women and children as 'b******d' or f***** (unprintable) denoting women's secret parts of the anatomy.
As I was asking my grandfather questions about where he has been a tenant in Heaven or hell, I was visited by a friend of mine Gerald with his heavily pregnant white girlfriend. With them were two teenage children, a boy and a girl. The man was wearing Jeans and a T-shirt while the girlfriend was wearing a very small nylon short and a loose piece of clothing that covered only her 34 DD boobs. Her protruding tummy was left open and since my grandfather was seated opposite her, the naked tummy was facing him. The teenage children went straight to my small office in the house where they started playing computer games with my children. On seeing my friend's wife, my grandfather's eyes opened wide as if the devil had told him that his final destination was hell as opposed to Heaven. He looked at me once again and I could tell that he had a million and one questions that needed answers.
Just like the way he used to curse those days, he started cursing under his breath.
'My grandson, please explain to me like a small kid whether what I am seeing in front is a woman or the statue of the late Lot of Israel,' he said.
'No, this is Gerald's girlfriend and those children who have gone upstairs are their two children,' I said. He then turned to my friend Gerald and looked at him with his red, wild eyes.
'Gerald or whatever you call yourself, how on earth do you allow your girlfriend to wear like a professional prostitute?' he asked.
'Hi granddad, you are now going too far. His wife can dress the way he wants, we are in twenty first century and we are in England where one's mode of dressing is his or her own choice!' I interjected. Gerald did not look amused but he was very understanding. I told him that my grandfather had just arrived from Heaven or Hell and by the time he passed on, he was clocking a hundred years plus.
'I can see that Gerald is over six feet tall, even taller than me and I think I was the tallest human being. His girlfriend is only four feet tall...I am just trying to do the maths because she did not get pregnant by drinking water from the river...' he said jokingly.
When my granddad lived in this world, I had never seen him laugh with anybody who was younger than him so I took the moment to try to make the situation less tense.
'Grand dad, love is blind and a lover who reasons is no lover. So long as they love each other, I don't see the reason as to why they should not be together. In any case what matters is whether at a certain time when they are sharing a meal, their navels are well positioned next to each other for magic to happen!' I said hoping my syntax was right.
Suddenly, my wife came from upstairs rooms and joined us. I introduced her to my grandfather and told her that that was the grandfather I had always been telling her. She told all of them to feel at home. She then headed to the kitchen to cook tea for the visitors. On how my granddad had found his way to earth after all those years, I simply informed her that I was yet to know also. If he came by plane, where did it land? When tea was ready, my grandfather categorically refused to take tea but instead asked whether there was traditional beer. I told him that we had something similar to traditional beer in form of whisky. I served him whisky and he was happy.
The good thing with anything alcoholic is that after consumption, it gives the consumer some false sense of importance and one who is shy stops being shy. He turned to us and told us to also take whisky like circumcised men not headless chicken. I then suggested that we go outside near a tree in the back garden. We started drinking whisky as my wife started to prepare lunch. I could not wait for my grandfather to tell me about life in the other world. I knew him as someone who pretended not to love women but when with friends, he could confess that he could not imagine getting sleep without a woman on his bed. At one time ten of his women were heavily pregnant at the same time and this made him feel like he was the sexiest man in the world. At this period he was very fond of asking his pregnant wives to come and greet his visitors. The wider picture was for the visitors to see and know that in a certain region, there lived one mighty chief who was the main cockerel in the homestead who left no chicken untouched (sexually).
As the day progressed with my granddad taking pints and pints of whisky, he became loud and started asking Gerald some ‘inside’ information.
‘So young man, what made you be in a relationship with a white lady instead of from our clan?’ he asked.
‘Sir, Man Man told you that love is blind. Very few people plan to get married. What starts as a mere casual relationship ends up being a full blown relationship with children coming on the way,’ said Gerald.
‘During my time, one took time before taking someone declaring the other as ‘my husband’ or ‘my wife.’ Whenever one was interested with the other, he or she first sent out people to learn more about the other person’s family background. If the family was a family under a certain curse or had a history of serious diseases, there was no way the other family could approve that relationship. The family could also be thieves or had challenging behaviour, that also was a no go zone. Either of them should also check whether the other family were hardworking and focused people, if they were lazy, then the marriage was null and void. Remember marriage is a long time commitment and if you mistake and marry a Leopard, that Leopard will be scratching you always as a habit. You and your children will be a cursed lot and you will suffer consequences until you leave this world.’
We dwelt on many issues but granddad refused to tell us anything about his life in the other world or how long he was to be on earth. When we told him that the father of the kid has to be present when the wife is giving birth, he started to vomit.
‘What did you people just say?! Why should you be there and you are not the owner of XXX (unprintable)?’ h asked.
‘This is to show that you care. When your wife is giving birth, you would see the painful process of giving birth so you will treat her with dignity and respect henceforth,’ I said.
‘I was a father to many and never at any single time did I see any of my wives giving birth. What the hell!!!’ he exclaimed.
‘No wonder, you were always quarrelling with them and calling them names always. Times have changed granddad. The days of seeing women of as people of weaker sex is gone. What a man can do, a woman can do or can even do better!’ I said.
‘In that case, at a certain hour when everybody has gone to sleep, a time will come when your women will tell you to face the sky while she will position herself to face the centre of the earth!’ he said as he poured a more generous amount of whisky.
At around three o’clock my granddad excused himself to go to the bathroom. Five, ten, twenty minutes gone still no signs of grand dad. We went to check in the bathroom but he was nowhere to be seen. He had mysteriously disappeared the same way he had appeared.
Gerald and I all agreed one thing that everybody deserves to be treated like a hero for life to have meaning. A father should not just be a father to his biological children but to all those people that he come into contact with. There is that young kid whose mother is a single mother, can you be trusted to act as a father figure? Can you encourage him or her? As a man in the house, you are the father to your wife. Do you encourage her? Do you wipe her tears when she is down? Do you help her when in time of need or you always tell her to sort herself out? Do you see her as a beautiful creation, someone who you chose out of the many in this world? Finally, do you protect your family from evil? Sometimes the world can be cruel so you have to be at the forefront to defend her.
Being at the forefront means that you as a father has to equip yourself with powerful knowledge of influencing your family in a positive way. Do you create time for your children and encourage them to believe in themselves especially in this part of the world where they are the minority? As a father, try as you can to plan for your family socially and economically. Get out of your comfort zone, stop being mediocre and controversial and start a business to supplement your family’s income. When you work for someone, you make a living but when you work for yourself, you make a fortune. Over to you husband of so and so, father of your children and citizen of the world. I hope you had a wonderful Father’s day.
New bank in Kenya as CBK grants Mayfair licence
NAIROBI, KENYA: Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has granted Mayfair Bank licence to conduct banking business in Kenya. In a communication, CBK said the license has been granted pursuant to Sections 4 and 5 of the Banking Act (Cap 488) following the fulfilment of the stipulated licensing requirements. Established by a group of local investors and headquartered in Nairobi, Mayfair Bank Limited will principally target the corporate market segment. It will launch its presence with an initial network of three branches (two in Nairobi and one in Mombasa). The entry of Mayfair Bank Limited will broaden the choices available to the Kenyan banking public and enhance the competitive environment in the banking sector. Mr Peter Kenneth is the founder of Mayfair Group, which owns Mayfair Insurance – one of the key shareholders of the proposed Mayfair Bank. Other investors in the proposed bank are a Nairobi-based lawyer and the wealthy family that owns Grain Bulk Handlers from Mombasa, as the single largest shareholders through Masumin Investments Limited. Ambrose Rachier, also the chairman of Gor Mahia Football Club, is listed among the 25 shareholders forming the lender. - The Standard
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Veronicah Kararwa has lost her sister in Kenya
LATE MARGARET WANJIKU KARARWA
Veronica Njeri Kararwa of Morden Surrey, UK, have lost her elder sister, Margaret Wanjiku Kararwa AKA Nyakianda, in Kenya after a long illness. She was sister to Pauline Wnjiru Kangethe, Kiriga Kararwa,Bernard Ndichu kararwa, Eliud Muchai Kararwa, Felistas Wambui kararwa, all in Kenya and Veronica Njeri Kararwa of UK.
The late Margaret Wanjiku Kararwa will be laid to rest in her father's farm in Karia Village, Githunguri, Kiambu County. Family and friends are meeting daily for prayers at Veronica’s house at 233 Canterbury Road, Mordem, Surrey, SM4 6QB from 22/06/2017 to 24th June, 2017 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
A memorial Service for the Late Margaret Wanjiku Kararwa will be held on Sunday 25th, July, 2017 at PCEA UK Outreach, Memorial Community Church, 395 Barking Road, Plaistow, E13 8AL, London, at 4.00pm after the Main Sunday Service. All are welcome.
Veronica Njeri Kararwa will be travelling for her sister's burial in kenya on Tuesday, 27th June, 2016. For more information contact Mble No. 07903004252.
800 Camden London homes evacuated after Grenfell fire
Camden Council have begun evacuating 800 households from five tower blocks amid fire safety concerns. The move follows news that similar cladding was used on the Chalcots Estate to that which spread the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington earlier this month. Council leader Georgia Gould said that, following checks, insulation was found to be safe but external cladding on the blocks "was not up to the standard that we wanted and was not fire retardant". She added that the "really, really difficult decision" had been made to evacuate the blocks while urgent fire safety work is completedIt is thought the work will take three to four weeks. "We realise that this is hugely distressing for everyone affected and we will be doing all we can, alongside the London Fire Brigade and other authorities, to support our residents at this difficult time," Ms Gould said. "The Grenfell fire changes everything - we need to do everything we can to keep residents safe." Residents are being moved out tonight and sent initially to a rest centre at Swiss Cottage Library before council workers allocate them accommodation in hotels or, if possible, with family and friends.
SportPesa to stop club funding from January
SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri appears before the National Assembly Labour and Social Welfare committee in Parliament on February 16
Association of Gaming Operators Kenya yesterday expressed fears that the recent 35 per cent tax on net profits accrued by betting and gaming firms will kill the industry. Association of Gaming Operators Kenya chairman Ronald Karauri said the tax is punitive and will kill all betting, gambling and lottery firms in business and may send them to work underground. The Sportpesa CEO further announced withdrawal of sponsorship to sports clubs from next year. follows the government's decision to impose a 35 per cent tax on net profits accrued by betting and gaming firms. “The expected financial projection will force closure of firms and that there’s no company in the country which has the capacity of complying to the tax.“The tax bracket tax is not fair as some operators can barely sustain their businesses,” said Karauri in a press briefing in Nairobi. He said the cost of doing business will be affected by the finance law that President Uhuru Kenyatta signed on Wednesday. "The Gaming Operators in Kenya are likely to stop funding and carrying out Corporate Social Responsibility projects and this will put a lot of youths out of jobs" said Karauri, a move expected to affect soccer clubs AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia.
Other sporting clubs benefitting from Sportpesa sponsorship were the Kenya Boxing League and rugby teams. Two months ago, National Treasury proposed a uniform tax of 50 per cent, but following stakeholder meetings, Parliament passed the Finance Bill 2017, deleting the contentious clause on taxation for betting, lotteries and gaming activities. The lawmakers amended the clause reducing the taxable rate to a uniform 15 per cent; however the bill was rejected by the President with recommendations that tax on betting, lotteries and gaming activities should be at 35 per cent. Previously, lotteries were taxed at five per cent, betting firms or bookmakers at 7.5 per cent, casino gambling at 12 per cent and competitions like raffles at 15 per cent. The new law requires lottery and gaming companies pay to 35 per cent corporate tax, lottery will pay 15 per cent in taxes from the initial five per cent, sports betting will part with 12.5 per cent from five per cent while casino gambling 15 per cent from 2.7 per cent. However the hike in taxes will lead to a significant negative drop in market sales. Lottery could drop by 14.6 per cent,35 per cent in casino gambling and 2.1 per cent in Sportpesa. Kenya Revenue Authority has collected about Sh4.7 billion in corporate tax from betting firms in the two years from 2014 to 2016. Karauri warned that going forward, the taxman may get nothing in the form of collections from the industry going by the new law. - The Star
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Julius Kamau’s resort, which is the talk of Ruiru is a result
of sheer determination to achieve a childhood dream
The owner of Rainbow Ruiru Resort lives in Stratford, London
At first glance, the unusual design of Rainbow Ruiru Resort on the Thika Superhighway resembles a giant, magnificent tower. Its ambience and serenity has made it a jewel in the local hospitality industry. However, it is hard to believe that this attractive piece of property with spectacular views of Mt Kilimambogo stands on a piece of land that was once a condemned stone quarry. Today, it stands as a testimony of what sheer willpower and an unbroken childhood dream can do to transform the most desolate of places to a most-sought-after property now worth Sh3 billion. To some, the story of Julius Kamau and his resort may be hard to believe. As a young man in his late 20s, Kamau came home one day and told his mother that he wanted to go abroad to further his education. He had no coin to his name, neither did his family. “My mother was winnowing beans and humming a song when I dropped the bombshell. I was able to raise ticket money and some more to pay for college in England,” he says. In between his studies (he studied a diploma and a degree in business management), Kamau worked as a security guard, hoping to save enough “to build my hotel”. He would later form his own security company in the United Kingdom that employed hundreds. As many Kenyans in the diaspora are wont to do, Kamau sent about Sh300,000 to his brother in mid 1998 to buy him some land around Ruiru that he would use to actualise a childhood ambition of building his own hotel. “What I got was an abandoned, waterlogged quarry. I told my brother that I was looking for a plot, not a piece of Lake Victoria,” Kamau, 61, told me from his ninth floor office, below the hotel’s helipad.
From London, Kamau sent a sketch to the then Ruiru Town Council as he sought their advice on approvals. “They thought I was mad. They actually told me that they were looking for ways to fill the quarry that had become a danger to local residents. Putting any permanent structure here, let alone a 10-floor hotel, was out of question,” he says. The area had no piped water, no roads or a sewer line. With the help of architects and engineers, Kamau presented to the authorities alternative designs, including the construction of an on-site septic tank, that seemed to mitigate the challenges. The former gaping hole was modelled into a basement where a water treatment and recycling plant is located. The resort comprises 130 rooms, 12 fully-furnished apartments and a penthouse. Two of the 12 conference halls can hold between 200 and 500 people. The remaining 10 can accommodate up to 100 guests. The classical architecture and decorative regime are designed to invoke the feelings of an up-market establishment. The rooftop has a special restaurant that gives visitors a clear view of the vast Kiambu County and its environs. “This has been my most fulfilling entrepreneurship journey that has given Ruiru Town a new impetus as a hospitality and investment hub. Our dream has been to create a facility that evokes good memory about the client’s stay here,” he says. As the resort that no one else but Kamau believed in turns five tomorrow, he will be looking back with a sense of joy and pride at the product of an idea he conceived in the early 1980s. - The Standard
Queen’s Speech 2017: what it means for you
Published 21 June 2017
Building a stronger economy
Making our country fairer
Making our country safer and more united
This Queen’s Speech is about recognising and grasping the opportunities that lie ahead for the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union:
delivering a Brexit deal that works for all parts of the United Kingdom
building a stronger, fairer country by strengthening our economy, tackling injustice and promoting opportunity and aspiration
27 Bills and draft Bills are being announced today in a legislative programme, which will deliver on these themes.
1. Delivering Brexit
Following on from the 2016 referendum, the government will bring forward legislation to deliver on the will of the British people and ensure a smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU.
1.1 Repeal Bill
This Bill will allow for a smooth and orderly transition as the UK leaves the EU, ensuring that, wherever practical, the same rules and laws apply after exit and therefore maximising certainty for individuals and businesses. The Bill will:
repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and convert EU law into UK law as we leave the EU
create temporary powers for Parliament to make secondary legislation, enabling corrections to be made to the laws that do not operate appropriately once we have left the EU; it will also allow changes to be made to domestic law to reflect the content of any withdrawal agreement under Article 50
replicate the common UK frameworks created by EU law in UK law, and maintain the scope of devolved decision-making powers immediately after exit. This will be a transitional arrangement to provide certainty after exit and allow intensive discussion and consultation with the devolved administrations on where lasting common frameworks are needed
The Bill does not put any constraints on the withdrawal agreement we will make with the EU and further legislation will be introduced to support such an agreement if and when required.
1.2 Customs Bill
As it stands, the EU customs code applies directly in the UK. The Bill will ensure:
that the UK has a standalone UK customs regime on exit
flexibility to accommodate future trade agreements with the EU and others
that changes can be made to the UK’s VAT and excise regimes to ensure that the UK has standalone regimes on EU-exit
1.3 Trade Bill
The Bill will cement the United Kingdom’s status as a leading trading nation, driving positive global change through trade, whilst ensuring UK businesses are protected from unfair trading practices. The Bill will put in place the essential and necessary legislative framework to allow the UK to operate its own independent trade policy upon exit from the European Union.
1.4 Immigration Bill
With the repeal of the European Communities Act, it will be necessary to establish new powers concerning the immigration status of EEA nationals. The Bill will allow the government to control the number of people coming here from Europe while still allowing us to attract the brightest and the best. The Bill will:
allow for the repeal of EU law on immigration, primarily free movement, that will otherwise be saved and converted into UK law by the Repeal Bill
make the migration of EU nationals and their family members subject to relevant UK law once the UK has left the EU
1.5 Fisheries Bill
As the UK leaves the EU, the Bill will enable the UK to exercise responsibility for access to fisheries and management of its waters.
1.6 Agriculture Bill
In line with the manifesto, the Bill will ensure that after we leave the EU we have an effective system in place to support UK farmers and protect our natural environment. The Bill will:
provide stability to farmers as we leave the EU
protect our precious natural environment for future generations
deliver on the manifesto commitment to “provide stability for farmers as we exit the EU
1.7 Nuclear Safeguards Bill
The Bill will establish a UK nuclear safeguards regime as we leave the European Union and Euratom. The Bill will give the Office for Nuclear Regulation powers to take on the role and responsibilities required to meet our international safeguards, and nuclear non-proliferation, obligations.
1.8 International Sanctions Bill
The Bill will support our role as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a leading player on the world stage, by establishing a new sovereign UK framework to implement international sanctions on a multilateral or unilateral basis. The Bill will:
return decision-making powers on non-UN sanctions to the UK
enable the UK’s continued compliance with international law after the UK’s exit from the EU
2. Building a stronger economy
2.1 Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill
The Bill will ensure the UK continues to be at the forefront of developing new technology in electric and automated road vehicles. The Bill will:
allow the regulatory framework to keep pace with the fast evolving technology for electric cars, helping improve air quality
provide for the installation of charging points for electric and hydrogen vehicles
extend compulsory motor vehicle insurance to cover the use of automated vehicles, to ensure that compensation claims continue to be paid quickly, fairly, and easily, in line with longstanding insurance practice
2.2 Space Industry Bill
The UK has one of the largest aerospace industries in the world and has pioneered new technology for modern satellites. The Bill will:
create new powers to license a wide range of new commercial spaceflight, including vertically-launched rockets, spaceplanes, satellite operation, spaceports and other technologies
create a regulatory framework to manage risk, ensuring that commercial spaceflight in the UK remains safe
2.3 High Speed 2 Phase 2A Bill
The next phase of the HS2 project, linking up communities, will be set out in this Bill. The Bill will provide the powers to build and operate the next stage of the HS2 network between Birmingham and Crewe.
2.4 Smart Meter Bill
In order to help deliver more transparent energy bills and allow households to monitor their use effectively, the Bill will:
extend, by five years, powers to make changes to smart meter regulations, and make sure the rollout is delivered effectively
introduce a Special Administration Regime to ensure the continuing operation of the national smart meter service if the provider becomes insolvent
2.5 National Insurance Contributions Bill
The Bill will legislate for National Insurance contributions (NICs) changes announced at previous fiscal events (Budget 2016 and Autumn Statement 2016).
3. Making our country fairer
3.1 Travel Protection Bill
This Bill will improve protection for holidaymakers by updating the UK’s financial protection scheme for holidays. The Bill will update the Air Travel Organisers’ Licence (ATOL) scheme, to align it with enhancements to the package travel regulations that predate people booking their holidays on the internet.
3.2 Draft Tenants’ Fees Bill
Tackling unfair fees on tenants will make the private rental market more affordable and competitive. The draft Bill will bring forward proposals to:
ban landlords and agents from requiring tenants to make any payments as a condition of their tenancy with the exception of the rent, a capped refundable security deposit, a capped refundable holding deposit and tenant default fees
cap holding deposits at no more than one week’s rent and security deposits at no more than one month’s rent
3.3 Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill
In line with the manifesto commitment, draft proposals will be published to update the law to help tackle the evil of domestic abuse and violence. Proposals will be published in draft for scrutiny by MPs and peers to help build a consensus and raise the profile of this issue. The draft measures will bring forward proposals:
to establish a Domestic Violence and Abuse Commissioner
to define domestic abuse and create a consolidated new domestic abuse civil prevention and protection order
to ensure that if abusive behaviour involves a child, then the court can hand down a sentence that reflects the devastating life-long impact that abuse has on the child
3.4 Civil Liability Bill
This Bill will crack down on fraudulent whiplash claims and is expected to reduce motor insurance premiums by about £35 per year. The Bill will ban offers to settle claims without the support of medical evidence and introduce a new fixed tariff of compensation for whiplash injuries with a duration of up to 2 years.
3.5 Courts Bill
The Bill will reform the courts system in England and Wales to ensure it is more efficient and accessible, and in doing so utilise more modern technology. The Bill will:
end direct cross examination of domestic violence victims by their alleged perpetrators in the family courts and allow more victims to participate in trials without having to meet their alleged assailant face-to-face introduce digital services which will allow businesses to pursue their cases quickly, enabling them to recover debts more easily provide a better working environment for judges, allowing more leadership positions in the judiciary to be offered on a fixed term basis, and enabling judges to be deployed more flexibly
3.6 Financial Guidance and Claims Bill
The Bill will combine three financial advice bodies into one, ensuring that people across the UK are able to seek the help and advice they need to manage their finances. The Bill will:
establish a new statutory body, accountable to Parliament, with responsibility for coordinating the provision of debt advice, money guidance, and pension guidance
transfer the regulation of claims management services to the Financial Conduct Authority, and transfer complaints-handling responsibility to the Financial Ombudsman Service
3.7 Goods Mortgage Bill
The Bill will implement recommendations from the Law Commission to update Victorian era law on logbook loans. The Bill will:
increase protections to borrowers who have taken out a mortgage on goods that they own, such as their car (a “logbook loan”)
ensure borrowers are better informed about their loan and provide safeguards if borrowers get into financial difficulty
4. Making our country safer and more united
4.1 Armed Forces Bill
The Bill will provide our Service personnel with modern, flexible opportunities to serve their country in ways that better suit their lifestyle aspirations and circumstances – while still ensuring our armed forces have all the resources and capability they need to be the best in the world and keep our country safe. The Bill will:
enable forms of part-time service and limited geographic employment within the Regular Armed Forces
enable Service personnel returning from special leave including maternity, shared parental and adoption leave to have more options to support an easier transition back into duty
4.2 Data Protection Bill
The Bill will fulfil a manifesto commitment to ensure the UK has a data protection regime that is fit for the 21st century. The Bill will:
ensure that our data protection framework is suitable for our new digital age, and cement the UK’s position at the forefront of technological innovation, international data sharing and protection of personal data
strengthen rights and empower individuals to have more control over their personal data including a right to be forgotten when individuals no longer want their data to be processed, provided that there are no legitimate grounds for retaining it
establish a new data protection regime for non-law enforcement data processing, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998
modernise and update the regime for data processing by law enforcement agencies
4.3 Draft Patient Safety Bill
The draft Bill will set out a framework to help improve patient safety in the NHS and instil greater public confidence in the provision of healthcare services in England. The Bill will bring forward proposals to:
establish the Health Service Safety Investigation Body in statute, providing it with clear powers to conduct independent and impartial investigations into patient safety risks in the NHS in England
create a prohibition on the disclosure of information held in connection with an investigation conducted by the Health Service Safety Investigation Body, enabling participants to be as candid as possible. This prohibition will not apply where there is an ongoing risk to the safety of patients or evidence of criminal activity, in which case the Investigation Body can inform the relevant regulator or the police
5. Other measures
The programme will also include three Finance Bills to implement budget decisions. Summer Finance Bill 2017 will include a range of tax measures including those to tackle avoidance. The programme will also include a technical Bill to ratify several minor EU agreements and further Bills, which will be announced in due course, to effect the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The government will also be taking forward a range of other measures which may not require primary legislation.
Kamba elders back Uhuru, says Kalonzo will be irrelevant in 2022
A section of Kamba elders have said they are keen on the community’s journey to State House and that they regret being in the Opposition. The Kamba clans governing council of elders said being in government will ensure more members of the community benefit. Chairman Boniface Syengo asked all those under his leadership to support President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto’s re-election. “The association is moving around advising people to elect leaders, especially the president, wisely,” he noted during a delegates meeting on Thursday. “We endorsed [Uhuru] as a Kamba mzee currently baptised as Uhuru Muigai ‘Mutua’ Kenyatta during the inauguration of the Kibwezi-Kitui-Mwingi-Meru-Isiolo road.” But the elders asked the President to tackle their community’s problems, noting they have been in the political cold for too long. They said being in government is vital as resources have been limited. James Ngului from the Office of the President said GEMA and the Kamba elders constitution states clearly that they must support the government of the day. He added that there is no Kamba seeking the presidency and that they cannot support Kalonzo Musyoka as NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga’s running mate. “Unfortunately Kalonzo will be irrelevant in 2022 since there will be young people seeking the same seat. Uhuru’s plan is to leave Kambas in a better place politically. He is not after our votes since we did not vote for him in 2013 and yet he won. He has done a lot of development projects in Ukambani,” said Ngului. - Source link-the-star.co.ke
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Foods linked to better brainpower
Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that the most important strategy is to follow a healthy dietary pattern that includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Try to get protein from plant sources and fish and choose healthy fats, such as olive oil or canola, rather than saturated fats. That said, certain foods in this overall scheme are particularly rich in healthful components like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants, which are known to support brain health. Incorporating many of these foods into a healthy diet on a regular basis can improve the health of your brain, which could translate into better mental function. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Queen's Speech 2017
Delivered on:21st June, 2017
My Lords and Members of the House of Commons.
My government’s priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union. My ministers are committed to working with Parliament, the devolved administrations, business and others to build the widest possible consensus on the country’s future outside the European Union.
A bill will be introduced to repeal the European Communities Act and provide certainty for individuals and businesses. This will be complemented by legislation to ensure that the United Kingdom makes a success of Brexit, establishing new national policies on immigration, international sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture, and fisheries.
My government will seek to maintain a deep and special partnership with European allies and to forge new trading relationships across the globe. New bills on trade and customs will help to implement an independent trade policy, and support will be given to help British businesses export to markets around the world.
My ministers will strengthen the economy so that it supports the creation of jobs and generates the tax revenues needed to invest in the National Health Service, schools, and other public services.
My government will continue to improve the public finances, while keeping taxes low. It will spread prosperity and opportunity across the country through a new modern, industrial strategy.
My government will work to attract investment in infrastructure to support economic growth. Legislation will be introduced to ensure the United Kingdom remains a world leader in new industries, including electric cars and commercial satellites. A new bill will also be brought forward to deliver the next phase of high-speed rail.
My government will continue to work to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend a good school and that all schools are fairly funded. My ministers will work to ensure people have the skills they need for the high-skilled, high-wage jobs of the future, including through a major reform of technical education.
The National Living Wage will be increased so that people who are on the lowest pay benefit from the same improvements in earnings as higher paid workers. My ministers will seek to enhance rights and protections in the modern workplace.
My government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation.
Legislation will be brought forward to protect the victims of domestic violence and abuse.
My government will reform mental health legislation and ensure that mental health is prioritised in the National Health Service in England.
Proposals will be brought forward to ban unfair tenant fees, promote fairness and transparency in the housing market, and help ensure more homes are built.
My ministers will work to improve social care and will bring forward proposals for consultation.
My government will ensure fairer markets for consumers, this will include bringing forward measures to help tackle unfair practices in the energy market to help reduce energy bills.
A priority will be to build a more united country, strengthening the social, economic and cultural bonds between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
My government will work in cooperation with the devolved administrations, and it will work with all of the parties in Northern Ireland to support the return of devolved government.
A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data, and proposals for a new digital charter will be brought forward to ensure that the United Kingdom is the safest place to be online.
Legislation will also be introduced to modernise the courts system and to help reduce motor insurance premiums.
My government will initiate a full public inquiry into the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower to ascertain the causes, and ensure that the appropriate lessons are learnt.
To support victims, my government will take forward measures to introduce an independent public advocate, who will act for bereaved families after a public disaster and support them at public inquests.
My ministers will continue to invest in our gallant Armed Forces, meeting the NATO commitment to spend at least two per cent of national income on defence, and delivering on the Armed Forces Covenant across the United Kingdom.
My government will bring forward proposals to ensure that critical national infrastructure is protected to safeguard national security.
A commission for countering extremism will be established to support the government in stamping out extremist ideology in all its forms, both across society and on the internet, so it is denied a safe space to spread.
In the light of the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, my government’s counter-terrorism strategy will be reviewed to ensure that the police and security services have all the powers they need, and that the length of custodial sentences for terrorism-related offences are sufficient to keep the population safe.
My ministers will ensure that the United Kingdom’s leading role on the world stage is maintained and enhanced as it leaves the European Union.
As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, committed to spending zero point seven per cent of national income on international development, my government will continue to drive international efforts that increase global security and project British values around the world.
My government will work to find sustainable political solutions to conflicts across the Middle East. It will work to tackle the threat of terrorism at source by continuing the United Kingdom’s leading role in international military action to destroy Daesh in Iraq and Syria. It will also lead efforts to reform the international system to improve the United Kingdom’s ability to tackle mass migration, alleviate poverty, and end modern slavery.
My government will continue to support international action against climate change, including the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Prince Philip and I look forward to welcoming Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain on a State Visit in July.
My government will host the Commonwealth Summit in April of next year to cement its relevance to this, and future generations.
Members of the House of Commons:
Estimates for the public services will be laid before you.
My Lords and Members of the House of Commons:
Other measures will be laid before you.
I pray that the blessing of Almighty God may rest upon your counsels.
US visa interview waiting time for Kenyans increased to 30 days
The waiting time for US visa interview appointment for Kenyans has been increased up to 30 days from seven days. The US embassy in Nairobi announced Tuesday the increase of time to receive the appointment in an internal memo. This is likely to inconvenience many who may be having urgent appointments abroad. "Please be advised the Visa interview wait time at the US embassy, Nairobi is now 30 days up from seven days. We recommend that you advise your clients to plan ahead so as to avoid unnecessary delays," read part of the memo sent to the staff there. But an official at the embassy explained the move was temporary and would be reviewed soon. The official said the move had been occasioned by transfer of some staff from the embassy. "Seasonal demand for visas and the rotation of consular staff does affect the wait time for interviews at the US Embassy during some periods of the year including the months of June, July and August," the official said. The official added; "As always, we are working to accommodate and facilitate travel to the United States but recommend that travellers plan ahead." Applicants pay application fee, which is paid in advance, is Sh16800 and can be paid via M-Pesa. When one applies for a US visa anywhere in the world, the visa officer interviews the applicant in the US consulate or embassy. Usually, the interview is five to 10 minutes long, and after the interview is conducted, the visa officer has three options to take a decision on your case. The first option is to refuse your visa application on the spot, the second option is to accept your visa application, and the third option is to put your case in "Administrative Processing". The embassy processes thousands of applications daily. - The Standard.
International Speaker Dr. Kinyanjui Ng'ang'a at the PCEA St.
Mathews Church, London on Sunday 25th June 2017
PCEA St. Matthews Church, London has the honour to have Dr Kinyanjui Nganga preaching on Sunday 25th June 2017 at PCEA St. Matthews Church, Dyson Road, Stratford E15 4JX from 2.00pm - 4.30pm.
International Speaker Dr. Kinyanjui Ng'ang'a
Dr. Kinyanjui Ng'ang'a is a dynamic preacher and motivational speaker . He is recognised as a gifted and talented speaker, life coach and corporate trainer in Kenya and beyond www.kinyanjuinganga.com
If you need further information, please feel free to contact Amos Kamau on Tel +447939624765 or Francis Githinji on Tel +447951013245.
"He who bargains the price of an underwear is capable of walking without it".~ Machakos Proverb
Isiolo International Airport starts operations in July - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
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Lapsset to open up Northern Kenya, spur economic growth - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Joho claims KRA has blocked his PIN number
Barclays Bank of Kenya set to lay off 130 workers
Barclays Bank has become the latest lender to sack its employees in an exercise targeting about 130 employees. In a statement to The Standard, the lender confirmed it was rolling out a Voluntary Exit Scheme that is open to all permanent employees. “This exercise will take place over a period of one month commencing June 19, this year and around 130 employees are expected to take up the offer.” The lender started the process on Tuesday after it invited its employees to apply for voluntary retirement, which is usually the first process in the retrenchment exercise. “In the last few years, we have seen a material uptake of mobile and online banking as well as other alternative channels driven by customer preference and a desire to transact around the clock,” an email sent to its employees read in part. “Consequently, in order to satisfy our customers’ preference and provide the desired customer experiences both now and in the future, we have been investing in automaton and digitisation programme,” the firm further explained. - The Standard
County Trains on SGR to start operations on July 1, 2017, this according to Kenya Railways Managing
Directors Atanas Maina, there will be two trains one leaving Nairobi for Mombasa and vice simultaneously at 8:00a
SAVE OUR HUSBANDS!
Why do husbands in Africa die most times before wives?
A husband in Africa in most cases is under intense tension because he is
Children school fees
Generator fuel & repairs
Car fuel and repairs
Feeding of family
Clothes for children
Xmas and New year bills
Furniture &House maint
His own aged parents
His siblings most times
His wife's demands
Family social bills
Extended family bills
ON TOP OF THE ABOVE, HE ALSO FACES:
Boss stress at work
Police stress on the way
Area boys stress
Fear of job loss
Armed Robbery stress
Bank loan paymnt stress
Demonic attack stress
....and so on! OMG!!
Are these reasons not enough for all African Wives to understand and give their husbands peace at home? Are men not trying? How can an African man with this kind of load be romantic like an American man? Women, please give your husband peace at home. Encourage your husband. Stop being sarcastic to him. Except if you like to join the widows club early!
That club is not funny. Ask members. Help your husband. Contribute to the family. Be a helper. Be submissive. Stop nagging. Build your home and marriage. It is not greener outside there. Don't be deceived!!
Let our men and husbands live long like you.
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British woman, 25, suffers broken spine, pelvis and leg in fall from FIFTH floor
balcony after row with her rapper fiance at his Kenyan home
Tinu Collins, 25, from Manchester, said she slipped and fell from a balcony following an argument with her partner, who lives in the affluent Westlands district of Nairobi (left and on right Tinu Collins (left) from Manchester after having an argument with her rapper fiance
Tinu Collins, 25, from Manchester, said she slipped and fell from a balcony
She had an argument with her partner, a rapper, who lives in Kenya and the UK
Suffered a broken spine, pelvis and a leg after slipping from fifth-floor balcony
A British woman suffered a broken spine, pelvis and leg after falling from a fifth-floor balcony after a row with a rapper fiance at his Kenyan home. Tinu Collins, 25, from Manchester, said she slipped and fell from a balcony following an argument with her partner, who lives in the affluent Westlands district of Nairobi. She broke her left leg, right ankle, pelvis and spine in the fall, at around 11pm on June 12, but somehow survived. Miss Collins' friends have now launched a fundraising drive to pay for hertreatment as she doesn't have medical insurance. Speaking to the Manchester Evening News from her Nairobi hospital bed, Miss Collins said: 'I just had an operation yesterday. I'm feeling a bit better now.' Explaining how she fell, she said: 'Basically I was a bit drunk sitting on the balcony to get a bit of fresh air. I was having an argument with my boyfriend. My foot slipped. 'I grabbed onto the railings to pull myself up, but I couldn't and fell from the fifth floor. I was conscious when I fell.' She added: 'I'm very lucky to be alive.'
Tinu Collins (left) from Manchester after having an argument with her rapper fiance Miss Collins' fiancé, a London-based rapper known as Trapking Chrome, who divides his time between the UK and Kenya, told the newspaper: 'She was a bit tipsy sitting on the balcony. She slipped and tried to hold onto the bar. She fell all the way down. It happened so fast. 'I ran downstairs immediately. She was laying down on the floor, screaming. That's how I knew she was alive, because she was making a noise. 'I thought she had died. It's pretty high up. But she's alive. Thank God she's alive.' He confirmed he was spoken to by police, but vehemently denied 'rumours' in the Kenyan media that he had pushed his fiancée. He added: 'Everyone's saying I'm the one who's pushed my fiancée, but the truth is I didn't push her. I was in the living room. She went outside to get some fresh air and she slipped. It happened in a matter of seconds.' A police investigation into the incident was continuing, he said. Foreign Office spokesman said: 'We are providing assistance to a British woman, who was hospitalised in Kenya, and her family. We are also in touch with local authorities.' The National Police Service in Kenya has yet to comment. - Daily Mail, London.
Veronica Njeri Kararwa of Mordem Surrey, UK, have lost her elder sister, Margaret Wanjiku Kararwa, in Kenya after a long illness. Family and friends are meeting for prayers at Veronicah's house at 233 Canterbury Road, Mordem Surrey, SM4 6QB from today, 22/06/2017 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm . For more information contact Mble No. 07903004252. More to follow.
The Biggest Party in UK starts at Glastonbury
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Hottest June day since 1976 as temperatures rise above 34C
London, Wednesday 21st June, 2017. Temperatures soared above 34C as the UK saw its hottest June day since 1976, the Met Office has said. Heathrow in west London had recorded temperatures of 34.5C (94.1F) by 4pm, the highest for June since the 35.6C (96F) recorded in Southampton on June 28 1976. The 40-year high – which is the hottest summer solstice on record – has been recorded as parts of Britain swelter in the fifth consecutive day with temperatures above 30C (86F).
KENYA COMMUNITY IN UK INFORMATION RELEASE
1) KARIBU MAGAZINE - Kenyans Community in UK Magazine
a) The 2nd edition of the Magazine is on it's final stages. Those in Kenya or in UK who would like to advertise should contact us before 1st July, 2017.
b) We are printing over 10,000 copies of the magazine which will be given FREE at the Kenyan's Biggest Event - KENYA & FRIENDS IN THE PARK on Saturday 29th July, 2017 in London where over 10,000 Kenyans and friends are expected. The magazine will also be delivered to all Kenyan Community Cities in the UK.
c) Some of the topics covered in this 80-page magazine incude: i) Who is the longest Kenyans resident living in UK? ii) Our Kenyan family living in Alaska for over 20 years. 50 miles to Russia and a walking distance to North Pole? Who are they? Where do they come from in Kenya? iii) A family of Achievers. Who are this family living in UK? iv) They came to the UK with their parents when they were young. After both of them graduated in Law the moved to Kenya to start their own Law Firm. They are a brother and a sister. Who are they? v) Our Golden Buzzer Girl. Who is she? Catch up with these stories in the magazine.
For advertising information contact Mercy Kiminta on 07403159285, email@example.com or Lydhia on 07853207075, firstname.lastname@example.org
We do both hard copy and online issues. visit our last issue with the link below:
2) KENYA AND FRIENDS IN THE PARK ON 29TH JULY 2017
a) It is the biggest Kenyan Community in the UK which is held once a year. Last time we have over 6,000 guests and this year we expect over 10,000 guest at the event where Kenyans and friends come dressed Kenyan, eat Kenya and behave Kenyan.
b) Like last time we have BUSINESS STANDS where over 50 groups are coming from Kenya among them corporate, money transfers, property developers as well as banks.
c) Those wishing to have a STAND at the event should contact us before 15th July, 2017.
d) We have SPONSORSHIP in different categories and you can contact us for more information.
e) This year many Kenyans coming for the event want to spend the night in London. They have requested the management to organise AFTER PARTY which will be held 6-8 Thames Rd, Barking IG11 0HZ as from 8.00 pm. till morning.
For advertising information contact Mercy Kiminta on 07403159285, email@example.com or Lydhia on 07853207075, firstname.lastname@example.org
You can visit http://kenyainthepark.com/
a) All those coming to the event can catch with updates in our popular area of IKO NINI BWANA SEED NEWS SECTION
b) Those who want to advertise with us can contact us or visit our advertising link below:
c) Mr. Seed contact is +44 7951220695 or email@example.com
www.misterseed.com where the website have changed the life of many Kenyans in the diaspora. Over 40 couples have met and married from the website and over 5,000 people have bought properties in Kenya through the website.
WE THANK GOD FOR THE FAVOUR HE HAS GIVEN US ALL THOSE YEARS.
Grenfell Tower fire survivors to be rehomed in flats on luxury development
The Government has purchased apartments at an upmarket development to rehouse survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze. Sixty-eight new social housing units at the Kensington Row development in Kensington High Street have been acquired, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said. Prices for homes on the site - which includes a private cinema and a 24-hour concierge service - range from £1.5m to £8.5m. Developer St Edward, a joint venture between the Berkeley Group and Prudential, has committed extra construction staff and relaxed working time restrictions to complete the project by the end of July. Tony Pidgley, chairman of the Berkeley Group, said staff would "work night and day to get these homes ready" so families "can start to rebuild their lives". The flats - a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments - will be offered as one of the options to permanently rehouse residents from Grenfell Tower. Additional Whitehall cash has also been made available to furnish the flats to speed up the move. The properties, in two affordable housing blocks at the site, are situated around 1.5 miles from Grenfell Tower.
Kenyan granted UK citizenship for
arresting London Mosque attacker
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Giraffe Ark Team in Liverpool, UK
It was a busy week for Giraffe Ark CEO Annette Mahu and her team in Liverpool as from Monday 19th June 2017 where they have been introducing Golden Pearl Properties to the Community in Liverpool area. Many people committed to buy their properties which are affordable. The team is holding in Liverpool until Friday and then to Nottingham on Saturday. You can contact the team in UK through their CEO Annette on 07542073067. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION
Burial of the Late Mrs. Margaret Njeri Mbugua of
Slough is on Friday 7th July 2017 in Slough, UK
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing onto glory of Mrs. Margaret Njeri Mbugua (Meggie - Mama Grace) Slough, UK on Monday 5th June, 2017. Daughter of late Mr. Francis Mbuguap Kimotho and Mrs. Rachael Nyambura Mbugua of Riabai, Kiambu, Kenya. She was a mother to Kevin Mbugua and Grace Wamaitha. Sister to Bernadette Mbugua (London), Helen Gathoga (Ireland), Susan Wanjiku Mbugua (Glasgow), Dr. Jennifer Irungu ( Edinburgh), Stephen Kimotho and many more sisters in Kenya. Sister in law to Bishop Climate Irungu (Kingdom Church) and Zachary Gathoga ( Ireland.) She was an Aunt to Peter Komo (Dagenham), Kennedy Muchiri (Leicester), Oscar Muchiri (Milton Keynes), Trizzah and Simalo (Leeds), Michael (Manchester), Teresia Nginyo (Stratford), Bernard Njoroge (Sheffield), Henry Mbugua (Canada), Rachel Muthoni (London), Betty Muchiri(London). Rachael Njoroge ( Hornchurch ) and Alice Njoroge ( London ), Rachel Muchiri (Glasgow), Essah and Carol (Italy), Rachel wa Vinnie, Josephine and Rachel all in (Dallas U.S.A), and Virginia Njoroge ( Washington Seattle). Cousin to Phil Mwaura ( Manchester).
God bless you all. We really thank God for what He is doing in our lives during this moment. Your support has been wonderful and very loving. Especially at this season when our nation of UK needs prayers and protection. Our family truly appreciates you all for the great support both financial and emotional. You are all welcome every night as we are still meeting at Pastor Meggy's house, 35 Bromycroft Road, Slough. Support and prayers for the family (Machakaya) from 7pm -10pm. The burial date is on 7th July 2017 at St George Church, Long Furlong Drive. Slough, SL2 2LX. The burial Service starts at 10:30am - 2pm And then at the Grave side at 2:30pm. There will be a reception at Weekes Drive Community Centre, 4 Tamarisk way , Slough. SL1 2UW starting at 4pm. For more information please contact Bernadette Njeri – 07508684074, Dr. Jennifer Irungu -07950194751, Peter Komo 07949474874 or Oscar Muchiri 07961041656. Mary (Slough) 07932 045439. In addition to prayer and emotional support any financial support can be made to National Westminster Bank, B.N. Mbugua, A/c No: 53023552 and Sort Code: 60 01 38. Kindly include your name as a reference. Please keep Maggie’s family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.
Russian fighter jet 'chases NATO plane away' over Baltic Sea
A Russian jet chased away a NATO aircraft after it tried to approach the defence minister's plane, a Russian news agency says. TASS reported that the F-16 fighter jet buzzed Sergei Shoigu's aircraft over the Baltic Sea. It did not specify which member of the defence alliance the fighter jet was from, but on Tuesday the Pentagon accused Russia of carrying out an unsafe intercept of a US RC-135 spy plane in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. It said the aircraft "did nothing to provoke this behaviour" and accused the Russian pilot of having "poor control" of his SU-27 fighter jet. The Russian claims came as the Kremlin said it was considering a range of retaliatory measures to new US sanctions planned over the country's role in Ukraine. "At our experts' level, naturally, different variants of sanctions are now being formulated and proposed," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
UK heatwave forecast to break 40-year record (but it won't last)
Britain could be basking in the hottest June day for more than 40 years with temperatures forecast to reach 34C (93F). If the experts are correct it will make it the fifth consecutive day the mercury has topped 30C (86F) - the first time that has happened in June for more than 20 years. It would also make today the warmest Summer Solstice on record, beating the 31.7C in 1936. Not everywhere will experience the heat, though - much of Scotland, parts of northern England and Ireland will see cloudier and fresher conditions. There will also be showers across the North and West, some of which could be heavy and thundery as they spread eastwards. In fact, the Met Office has issued a weather warning, as there will be the threat of more extensive thunderstorms over much of Wales, the Midlands, southern Scotland, northern and eastern England later. There could be torrential downpours, frequent lightning and the chance of hail which may cause disruption and flooding issues on transport routes as well as disrupt power supplies. However, across the far south it is likely to be stay dry, sunny and hot, if not not quite as scorching as the all-time June record, which was 35.6C recorded in Southampton in 1976. The warm and humid weather in the South will continue until Thursday. After this, most places will become fresher with cloudy skies and spells of rain in the North spreading south for the rest of the week.
Burning Brussels terror suspect ran at soldiers
Belgian soldiers patrolling a major train station in Brussels have killed a suspected suicide bomber following an explosion. He ran at soldiers while on fire after the blast, shouting "Allahu akbar" - God is greatest - in Arabic, before he was shot dead by troops. Belgium's federal prosecutor confirmed the "terrorist attack" at Brussels Central, one of the country's busiest stations. Authorities have identified the suspect as a Moroccan national, but have not released his name. He lived in Molenbeek - the district which was home to some of the people suspected of carrying out the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels in 2015 and 2016. Police have been searching his home in the Brussels neighbourhood. Prosecutors said he had no history of being a terror suspect.
Man 'wearing explosive belt' shot by police at Brussels Central station
Belgian troops patrolling a major train station in Brussels have "neutralised" a person following an explosion. Police say they are unable to confirm media reports that the suspect was wearing an explosive belt and had wires coming out of their clothes. The incident took place at Brussels Central - one of the country's busiest stations. Officials say the situation is now under control and they are investigating whether it was terrorism. A police spokesman said: "There was an explosion around a person. That person was neutralised by the soldiers that were on the scene." It is not clear whether the person who was shot is still alive - but prosecutors in Brussels say no civilians appear to have been injured or killed in the explosion. Nicolas Van Herrewegen, an employee at Brussels Central station, told reporters that the suspect had cried "allahu akbar" and detonated something on a luggage trolley. Pictures from the scene show a fire had broken out inside the station building. A spokesman for Belgium's railway operator said a crowd in the station panicked and "ran for the tracks" after the incident. Pierre Meys, a fire service spokesman, told RTL that some kind of explosion has happened in the station, but it is unclear what caused the blast. Witnesses at the station have told Belgian media that they heard two loud explosions in quick succession. Brussels Central has been evacuated and searched, with rail services from the station suspended. Grand Place, a major tourist site which lies about 200m (656ft) away, has also been evacuated. Train services at two other stations in the capital, Brussels North and Brussels South, have also been disrupted. Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people on the Brussels subway and at an airport on 22 March 2016. Soldiers have been stationed at railway stations, government buildings and EU institutions since. People in the area are being pushed away from the scene, and police on Twitter have urged the public to follow instructions given by the authorities. The incident began at about 9pm local time (8pm UK time) on Tuesday evening. Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel is "following the situation very closely from the crisis centre," according to his spokesman Frederic Cauderlier.
WORD OF TODAY
1 Thessalonians 5:14
Try to be more patient
We read in 1 Thessalonians 5:14: "And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone." You’ve probably heard the joke about the lady who prayed, ‘Lord, give me patience; and I want it right now!’ That’s not so funny when it reflects how you live. If you get annoyed at having to wait for anything, your impatience can hurt you. The only person who has the power to make things happen the way He wants them to, is God. But even He is gracious, and respects our will and waits for us to get in line with His will. And since we’re not God, think how foolish it is to become upset with the supermarket assistant, the bank cashier, or the slow driver who doesn’t move at warp speed. Jesus said, ‘By your patience possess your souls’ (Luke 21:19 NKJV). Here the word souls refers to our emotions. Jesus is saying, ‘Take control of your emotions and show a Christlike attitude.’ Your ability to handle delays, disappointments, and detours will determine your level of joy and peace. When you discover that you cannot control what’s going on around you, decide to control what’s going on within you. Overcoming impatience involves three things: 1) Admitting you have the problem. As long as you rationalise and justify your attitude, you won’t grow. 2) A commitment to allow the Holy Spirit to produce patience in you. Patience doesn’t come by making New Year’s resolutions or counting to ten; it’s the ‘fruit’ of the Spirit, and it grows with your cooperation (see Galatians 5:22). 3) A decision to ‘be in the moment,’ rather than obsessing over what must happen next.
Our guest singer today is Carol Wanjiru from Kenya currently visiting the UK - CLICK HERE
OPTIVEN LTD UK TOUR IN JULY 2017
Sunday 9th July
Venue: Holiday Inn Manchester Central Park
888 Oldham Rd, M40 2BS
Time : 3pm-7pm
*Bedford* Nyama Choma
Saturday 15th July
*Birmingham* Nyama Choma
Sunday 16th July
Venue - Laurel Road Community Sports Centre, Laurel Road. Handsworth, Birmingham. B21 9PB.
*Milton Keynes* Nyama Choma
Saturday 22nd July
Venue : TBC
*Nottingham* Nyama Choma
Sunday 23 July
The Clock Bar
KENYAN GOSPEL ARTIST CAROL WANJIRU IS IN UK
IT WAS THE WISH OF LATE GOVERNOR GACHAGUA FOR CAROL WANJIRU TO SING DURING HIS BURIAL
Carol Wanjiru from Kenya is in the UK. Hosted by Rev. Karanja of Proclaimers Sanctuary. Carol was the guest gospel minister during CP4J June 2017. Among her greatest songs is "Munduiriri". She is hear also to promote her latest Album. Carol will be in the UK for sometimes. Her programmes in the UK Include:
SATURDAY 24 will minister in a wedding in OXFORD
SUNDAY 25 will minister in Ebenezer church Northampton
Friday 30th of June- 2nd of July Coventry city
30th of July Destiny life church...community service
Her contacts in the UK 07377364402.
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IEBC won't cancel Al Ghurair tender, NASA free to boycott poll - Chebukati
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati leaves Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi with Public Service and
Gender CS Sicily Kariuki after attending a women candidates' meeting, June 20, 2017
The IEBC will not cancel the ballot papers printing contract awarded to Dubai company, Al Ghurair. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said on Tuesday that they will not bow to demands by the National Super Alliance. "The position of the Commission is very clear. We have given our reasons and invited NASA to give us theirs. If there are any grounds...any evidence that their allegations are true, then that can be considered," Chebukati said. The opposition has questioned the award saying there is still enough time to give the contract to another company. The general election will take place on August 8. The Star reported that the firm asked President Uhuru Kenyatta for the contract. However, his Jubilee Party has dismissed this claim. NASA has even threatened to boycott the elections if the electoral agency does not pull out of the contract with the company. Chebukati noted the commission has signed contracts and the work is going on, "so we really have no reason to change." He said the ballot papers will be in the country a few days or at least a week before the election. "But remember we are printing 120 million ballot papers. Printing is not the big part...the big part is packaging them and ensuring they are delivered to polling stations, no mistakes are made and that security features are maintained," he said. "That is the issue we are looking at and that is why we need time. We don't have time because [the schedule] needs to be followed up to the letter." The chairman said the Opposition can pull out because they can easily find other people to participate in the election. - The Star
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Raila Odinga links military and NIS to poll rigging plot
Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga. He has appealed to the military to keep off elections
Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga claims the National Intelligence Service (NIS) is party to a plot by Jubilee Party to rig August 8 General Election. Mr Odinga on Tuesday also accused President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party of dragging the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) into the elections. Military officers, he said, are being trained to man the polls as officials. This, he said, was a repeat of what happened in the run-up to the disputed 2007 presidential polls that resulted in violence. More than 1,133 Kenyans lost their lives in the 2007-08chaos and another 650,000 lost their homes and property. According to the Nasa leader, NIS held two meetings in Naivasha "to come up with a plan to help Jubilee retain power at all costs." The meetings, he said, were held at Lake Naivasha Lodge and the Great Rift Valley Lodge after the High Court ruled that presidential election results announced at the constituency level are final.
"Jubilee appears to be putting all hopes on the old centralised tallying at the Bomas of Kenya that enabled them to doctor and change results,” Mr Odinga said at his Capitol Hill office. “It is now turning to using intelligence officers to influence the August elections.” Mr Odinga, who was accompanied by his chief campaigner and Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi, said the agenda of the Naivasha meeting was being executed at Embakasi Barracks. At the barracks, he said, there is an ongoing training of Kenya Defence Forces on crowd control. Military officers, Administration Police officers, county commanders and regional coordinators are also being trained "for unspecified roles", he said.
"These trainings under way at the Embakasi Barracks have every semblance with was done in the same venue in the lead-up to the 2007 General Election in which the APs were later dispersed as election officials and poll agents for Party of National Unity (the then Mwai Kibaki's party),” Mr Odinga said. Besides the trainings, Mr Odinga said "recruitment of 120 military officers from each barrack and unit for unspecified special operations" was also ongoing. "We want to appeal to our military to remain faithful to the traditions of this country and their call of duty and refuse to be dragged into politics," Mr Odinga said. He went on: "We are challenging the national government and the leadership of the security organs to explain why a select group of military officers would be involved in training civilians like county commanders and regional coordinators." The Nation has sought government response to Mr Odinga's statement and we will publish it as soon as we get it. - Daily Nation.
Raila vows not to allow Dubai firm print ballot papers, accuses IEBC of plot to rig elections
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati,during a meeting held for all presidential candidates at
Safari club hotel,Lilian towers in Nairobi on 23 May 2017.Photo by Edward Kiplimo.
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati,during a meeting held for all presidential candidates at Safari club hotel,Lilian towers in Nairobi on 23 May 2017.Photo by Edward Kiplimo. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga has sustained his onslaught against the electoral agency, alleging there was a scheme to print excess ballot papers to manipulate the poll outcome in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta. He accused Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) bosses, particularly its chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba, of working in cahoots with Jubilee to rig the elections. "Chiloba, please stop assisting Jubilee to rig the elections. We can't accept Al Ghurair to print ballot papers. There are plans to print excess ballot papers to manipulate the polls," said Raila. Raila maintained the National Super Alliance (NASA) would not allow Dubai firm Al Ghurair to print ballot papers for the August 8 General Election. He spoke at Kihumbuini Grounds in Kangemi where he asked NASA supporters to turn out in large numbers to vote out Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has maintained that the Al Ghurair deal was above aboard and that all parties were consulted before it was awarded. Raila Odinga Raila recently claimed the firm's owners were well known to Uhuru and that the tender award was suspect. - The Standard
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KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says a foreign contract worker has been kidnapped in the capital, Kabul. Agriculture Ministry spokesman Latifullah Rashedi said the man, who was kidnapped early Sunday, was working on a horticultural and livestock program, but declined to provide his nationality. Another official in the ministry, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters, says the man is a Kenyan national. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Last month a Finnish woman was kidnapped from a Kabul guesthouse in an attack that killed a German woman and an Afghan security guard. - Source link-nydailynews.com
Terror attack in London as van hits crowd
One man dead as van hit worshippers leaving north London mosque
Eight people taken to hospital after Finsbury Park collision
Police confirm they are dealing with suspected terror attack
Van driver allegedly said "I did my bit" Man, 48, arrested after being held at scene
Police have identified no other suspects
"Senseless and evil attack" condemned
A van has hit and injured worshippers as they left a Muslim welfare centre in north London. One man died but police said it was unclear whether his death happened as a result of the attack. The Metropolitan Police said eight people had been taken to hospital after the collision at the junction of Whadcoat Street and Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park. A further two people were treated at the scene, where police arrested a man who had been held by members of the public amid angry scenes. According to a witness who asked to be called Abdulrahman, which is not his real name, the driver of the van said: "I want to kill Muslims." Another witness, Adil Rana, 24, said: "The van was driving towards us to try and basically hit us at speed. "When he got arrested, he was taunting, saying, 'I'd do it again, I'd do it again'." Pictures of the van indicated it was rented from a company in South Wales, Pontyclun Van Hire. The Metropolitan Police's Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Neil Basu, said: "This is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating. "From 00:21hrs this morning police received a number calls to Seven Sisters Road. "Officers were in the immediate vicinity as the attack unfolded and responded instantly. Additional officers arrived within 10 minutes."
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EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (left) and UK Brexit Secretary David Davis confirmed the start of talks
Brexit Secretary David Davis will call for "a deal like no other in history" as he heads into talks with the EU. Subjects for the negotiations, which officially start in Brussels later, include the status of expats, the UK's "divorce bill" and the Northern Ireland border. Mr Davis said there was a "long road ahead" but predicted a "deep and special partnership". The UK is set to leave the EU by the end of March 2019. Day one of the negotiations will start at about 11:00 BST at European Commission buildings in Brussels. Mr Davis and the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, a former French foreign minister and EU commissioner, will give a joint press conference at the end of the day. The UK minister, who will be accompanied by a team of British officials, is expected to say: "Today marks the start of negotiations that will shape the future of the European Union and the United Kingdom, and the lives of our citizens. "We want both sides to emerge strong and prosperous, capable of projecting our shared European values, leading in the world, and demonstrating our resolve to protect the security of our citizens.
"I want to reiterate at the outset of these talks that the UK will remain a committed partner and ally of our friends across the continent. "And while there is a long road ahead, our destination is clear - a deep and special partnership between the UK and the EU. A deal like no other in history." Strong warning The BBC has been told by European Union sources that the talks will follow the EU's preferred pattern of exit negotiations first, with the future relations between the two sides - including the free trade deal the UK is seeking - at a later date. Five major UK business bodies have come together to call for continued access to the European single market until a final Brexit deal is made with the EU. In a letter to Business Secretary Greg Clark, they urged the government to "put the economy first". The letter is from the British Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, EEF, Federation of Small Businesses and Institute of Directors. On the eve of talks, Chancellor Philip Hammond issued a strong warning about the implications of the UK leaving the EU without a deal in place. Mr Hammond told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that having no deal would be "a very, very bad outcome for Britain" but added that one that aimed to "suck the lifeblood out of our economy over a period of time" would be even worse. He called for a transition deal to be in place to avoid businesses being affected by a "cliff edge" scenario as the UK leaves. Mr Hammond has said the UK should "prioritise protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity".
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Raila to face probe over claims of divisive remarks - Nkaissery
The National Super Alliance (Nasa) flag-bearer Raila Odinga will be investigated over his remarks at a rally in Kajiado County last week, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has said. The former Prime Minister however denied making inflammatory remarks touching on land matters at the rally. Maj-Gen (Rtd) Nkaissery described the remarks as unfortunate. “Having come from Kajiado Central, I made sure as the then-member of Parliament that people live harmoniously. “Utterances by somebody who is seeking to be the president of this country are unfortunate and amount to incitement," Mr Nkaissery said. “We are waiting for instructions from National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) because the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) will investigate and DPP will prosecute.” National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju however softened their stand and demanded an apology from the National Super Alliance presidential candidate. But four MPs from the Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) dared President Uhuru Kenyatta to arrest Mr Odinga over the issue. - Daily Nation.
PCEA ST. MATHEW CHURCH TAKES THE LIMELIGHT
PCEA St. Mathews Church, London took the centre stage as they came dressed in one uniform at the Sunday School competition in Grays, Essex on Saturday 17th June, 2017. The Sunday School Children, Parents as well as Church members came all dressed the same to support their children. After hard work the children managed to attain the 3rd position. The event brought all Kenyan churches in UK Sunday together. Who took 1st and 2nd position? Full information coming up soon.
Grenfell Tower cladding is banned in UK, Government says
'Indescribable' damage inside Grenfell revealed
Footage has been released which shows the "indescribable" damage caused by the Grenfell Tower blaze. The images, released by the Metropolitan Police, reveal how entire flats were gutted in the fire on Wednesday morning - with rubble strewn across floors. Burnt objects including baths, ovens, washing machines, and what looks to be an exercise bike, can be made out in the footage, filmed in one of the few rooms safe enough for specialist crews to access following the blaze. Another photograph shows two elevators blackened by smoke - with Commander Stuart Cundy warning: "We must prepare people for the terrible reality that some people may not be identified due to the intensity of the fire." Investigators now believe that the number of people missing and feared dead has risen beyond Saturday's estimate of 58. Commander Cundy added: "Today, police teams continue their support to families, and make enquiries to cross check the number of those missing. "I have always said I will be accurate about what I know, so the next figure of those presumed dead and missing will be released tomorrow, Monday, 19 June.
Portugal forest fires: Three days of mourning for 61 victims
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Portugal has declared three days of mourning for the 61 victims of one of the country's deadliest forest fires. Four children are among the victims, many of whom were found dead inside their cars as they tried to flee the central forested region of Pedrógão Grande. Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to tackle the blaze on several fronts. Prime Minister Antonio Costa called it "the greatest tragedy we have seen in recent years in terms of forest fires". He said it was thought to have been sparked by a lightning strike. Four firefighters are among the 54 people injured in the fire, which is raging in several parts of a mountainous area some 200km north-east of the capital Lisbon. There are fears the death toll could rise, as a number of people are still missing. The period of national mourning ends on Tuesday. Emergency service workers were battling 156 fires across the country on Sunday, Prime Minister Costa said, adding that most of the victims had died in just one of them. Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said that most had died from smoke inhalation and burns, while two were killed in a road accident related to the fires. Thirty bodies were found inside cars, with another 17 next to the vehicles, on one road leading on to the IC8 motorway. Another 11 died in a village next to the motorway. More than 1,600 firefighters are fighting five of the main fires, supported by about 400 vehicles and 18 aircraft, Portugal's Público reports. According to the prime minister, just 11 fires are still active but he said the authorities were "particularly worried about two of them". They have sent two army battalions to help the emergency services.
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Raila makes impromptu visit to Uchumi supermarket, finds no unga
NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga during an impromptu visit to Uchumi supermarket on Sunday, June 18, 2017. NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Sunday made an impromptu visit to Uchumi supermarket to asses the unga crisis. In pictures seen by the Star, Raila was at the supermarket holding a notice which reads "please pick only two packets of maize flour". But the flour that the consumers were being told to pick was not in the shelves. It is not clear which Uchumi branch he visited. "...there wasn't even one packet of unga when Raila visited the store," his spokesman Dennis Onyango wrote on Facebook. The opposition leader was accompanied by Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and other leaders. On Saturday, he accused the Jubilee Administration of creating a food crisis to manipulate Kenyans ahead of August polls. - The Star
There are many crises that become part of African men when they move their families to the United States. The cultural shock is such that not all the families survive. One couple that came to a United States seminary with family ended up going back home prematurely after the wife got so depressed. While the husband was busy with education, she was alone with the children: Nothing to do and she could not drive! The loneliness almost drove her crazy! The man decided that it was not worth going ahead with his PhD education at the expense of his family.
United States is not an easy place to settle. It has a very robust culture that can intoxicate even the strongest of families. According to a senior psychologist with Reach Family Services, depression is the lead cause of many African family break ups in America. Imagine a family leaving the African cultural context where the sense of community and environment allows for the functionality of life. In Africa, families with children are able to afford house help, the wife has church community and cultural fellowships that are comfort zones. The idea of a neighbor is different and the woman has usually a garden, which she can tend. All these cultural traits help keep women busy even if the husband is not around.
After arriving in the United States and settling in a seminary, a friend of mine could not finish the course and opted to go back to his family back home. These are major issues that African families have to deal with once in the United States. Then there is the issue of domestic responsibilities. With both parents working, the issue of domestic responsibility becomes complicated. The man who was not used to cooking, washing dishes, changing diapers, cleaning the house find himself in this role as the demand for finances blur the traditional categories.
The other effect of American culture has gone to the issue of family planning. Usually within the African context, it is the women who have to use family planning methods. However with American equality debate, African men have found themselves in the dark. A friend of a friend from Ghana got into a heated debate with his wife as to who should use the family planning methods. He lost the debate and ended up submitting to the wives demand for vasectomy if they were going to have sex in the marriage!
A vasectomy is an operation for a man, so that their partner can’t get pregnant. The problem is that in some cases, it’s possible to reverse the operation. But reversing a vasectomy isn’t easy and doesn’t always work. So you shouldn’t get the procedure unless you’re sure you won’t want to be able to get a woman pregnant in your future. After getting the operation, he and his wife divorced. Recently he decided to get married. The problem is that his new wife needed to have children! This now again became a debate as to whether he should have the procedure reversed: Which woman wants to get married to a man and not have children? These are some of the crisis that African men are going through in modern societies. They are trying to adjust to western culture while remaining true to their culture and tradition. One must wonder which culture will win. And if you were a man, what would you do? Happy Man’s (Father’s) Day. Teddy Njoroge Kamau (PhD), BBN TV, HTBluff Associates - Diaspora Messenger Senior Columnist
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Taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Germany
Muslim men and women pray together during an inaugural Friday payer at the Ibn Rushd-Goethe-mosque in Berlin on June 16, 2017
With a mission to spread a liberal form of Islam, a mosque where men and women pray side by side has opened its doors in Berlin, complete with female imams. The Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar" ('God is greatest') resonated through the crowded Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque Friday as US-Malaysian Ani Zonneveld, one of the world's few female imams, launched the call to prayer. Then one of the founders of the new place of worship, lawyer and women's rights activist Seyran Ates, opened the event with words of welcome before Christian and Jewish guests and a large media contingent. "We want to send a signal against Islamic terror and the misuse of our religion," said Turkish-born Ates, 54, dressed in a long white robe. "We want to practise our religion together." Ates — no stranger to breaking taboos, having called for a "sexual revolution" in the Muslim world — vowed she would not allow ultra-conservatives "to rob me of my right to be Muslim". Kneeling on green carpets, the faithful — men and women, side by side — bowed to Mecca for the traditional prayer as the imam spoke in German. Some of the women wore veils or head coverings, others did not.
London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead - police
At least 58 people are now missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster, police have said. This latest figure includes the 30 already confirmed to have died in the devastating fire in a west London tower block on Wednesday. Commander Stuart Cundy said that number "may increase" and that the "significant" recovery operation is likely to take weeks. "As soon as we can, we will locate and recover loved ones," he added. Commander Cundy appealed for anyone who managed to escape from the building, to let authorities know they were safe. The BBC understands there could be around 70 people missing. The search of the tower was paused on Friday due to safety concerns, but has now resumed, Commander Cundy said. The latest update comes following the Queen's birthday message in which she reflected on the "sombre national mood" following tragedies in London and Manchester in recent weeks. Prime Minister Theresa May has met victims, volunteers and community leaders in Downing Street. It comes after she was jeered when she visited the North Kensington estate on Friday. Meanwhile hundreds of protesters gathered on Whitehall to call for her resignation. Residents caught up in the fire have condemned the "chaotic" relief effort. Some say they no longer want Kensington and Chelsea council involved in any way. The BBC's Matthew Price said senior members of the residents' association described an "absolute chaos" of "no organisation" from officials. He added: "They do not believe they are capable of managing the response. Such is the total and utter lack of trust."
Bill Cosby case: Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock
The actor was seen smiling as he arrived at the courthouse on Saturday
A US judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case after the jury remained deadlocked for days. The seven men and five women were unable to reach a unanimous decision after some 53 hours of deliberations in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Mr Cosby, 79, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. His lawyers had argued the sex was consensual. The US comedian could now face new proceedings. For now, he walks away from court a free man, but the prosecution has already said they are pursuing a fresh trial. Dozens of women say he assaulted them, but statutes of limitation rules mean he was allowed to be tried for Ms Constand's allegation only.
A KENYAN LADY LIVING IN SLOUGH HAS PASSED AWAY IN READING, UK
The late Ms Margaret Njeri Mbugua of Slough, UK
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing onto glory of Mrs. Margaret Njeri Mbugua (Meggie - Mama Grace) Slough, UK on Monday 5th June, 2017. Daughter of late Mr. Francis Mbuguap Kimotho and Mrs. Rachael Nyambura Mbugua of Riabai, Kiambu, Kenya. She was a mother to Kevin Mbugua and Grace Wamaitha. Sister to Bernadette Mbugua (London), Helen Gathoga (Ireland), Susan Wanjiku Mbugua (Glasgow), Dr. Jennifer Irungu ( Edinburgh), Stephen Kimotho and many more sisters in Kenya. Sister in law to Bishop Climate Irungu (Kingdom Church) and Zachary Gathoga ( Ireland.) She was an Aunt to Peter Komo (Dagenham), Kennedy Muchiri (Leicester), Oscar Muchiri (Milton Keynes), Trizzah and Simalo (Leeds), Michael (Manchester), Teresia Nginyo (Stratford), Bernard Njoroge (Sheffield), Henry Mbugua (Canada), Rachel Muthoni (London), Betty Muchiri(London). Rachael Njoroge ( Hornchurch ) and Alice Njoroge ( London ), Rachel Muchiri (Glasgow), Essah and Carol (Italy), Rachel wa Vinnie, Josephine and Rachel all in (Dallas U.S.A), and Virginia Njoroge ( Washington Seattle). Cousin to Phil Mwaura ( Manchester). Family and friends are meeting until the Burial date 7th July 2017 to offer prayers and financial support from 7pm -10pm. MEETING SLOUGH : 35 Bromycroft Road, Britwell. SL2 2BG. Slough. A Burial service will be held on 7th July 2017. For more information please contact Bernadette Njeri – 07508684074, Dr. Jennifer Irungu -07950194751, Peter Komo 07949474874 or Oscar Muchiri 07961041656. Mary ( Slough ) 07932 045439. In addition to prayer and emotional support any financial support can be made to National Westminster Bank, B.N. Mbugua, A/c No: 53023552 and Sort Code: 60 01 38. Kindly include your name as a reference. Please keep Maggie’s family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.
Isiolo Airport set to be ready in two weeks
The country's fourth largest international airport will be completed in two weeks. The Sh2.7 billion Isiolo International Airport, which will also serve seven neighbouring counties, will be operational as soon as it is completed. According to Transport Principal Secretary Paul Maringa, final work on the 1.4km runway is expected to be completed in the next six days. During an inspection tour on Wednesday, Prof Maringa, accompanied by Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Managing Director Johnny Andersen, said the contractors had done a good job. The initial completion deadline was extended last October. President Uhuru Kenyatta was scheduled to commission the facility earlier in the year but the ceremony was postponed due to delay in completion of the runway pavements, reportedly because of poor drainage. "We are left with remedial work, especially on the runway to provide effective drainage channels to guarantee that water runoff does not sit on the runway," said the PS. He added: "The Government has invested heavily in this project and it has reached a level where we feel we are ready to start operations." Apart from the terminal building, other components of the airport that have been approved are access roads, the administration block, the aircraft parking apron, and the control tower. The PS and KAA said work had been done according to international civil aviation standards. Kenya Airways, JamboJet, Air Kenya, and Fly 540 are said to be keen to start domestic flights. Fly 540 has booked a ticket office at the airport President Kenyatta is expected to commission the project, Maringa said. The timetable for international flights, the official said, would be announced later. "KAA will be able to handle international flights but we expect gradual development from other carriers.The facility will start with domestic flights," said Mr Andersen. - The Standard
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Do you know to touch the door handle and if it is hot not to open the door because more time the fire is raging behind it?
Do you know to crawl low during evacuation as heat rises and the cleaner air is near the floor?
Have you agreed a safe place to meet up with family once out? If you have elderly or disabled people do you know where the emergency exits and the evacuation chair is?
Do you know to wrap a damp cloth around your mouth and nose to limit smoke inhalation?
Do you know that it is more important to evacuate than grab your purse/clothes/valuables?
Always have an emergency plan and teach it to your children. And beware of flammable nighties/pajamas! They may look cute but they light up like a candle.
11th Parliament fails to elect members to EALA
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UK set for hottest day of year
Britain is expected to swelter in the hottest day of the year so far this weekend and the heatwave is forecast to continue into next week. Temperatures are set to rise above 30C (86F) in the South and South East - fully 10C (50F) above the average for the time of year. The previous high was 29.4C (85F), recorded at Lossiemouth in Moray on 26 May, just beating the 28.6C (83F) seen in Blackpool. Sky weather producer Rebecca Yussuf says those will be beaten this weekend: "Sunday and Monday are likely to bring us the highest temperatures of the year so far, with 30C (86F) expected on Sunday and at least 32C (90F) in some places on Monday. "The warm sunny weather brings with it high UV levels and high or even very high pollen levels," she warned. While parts of eastern Scotland could get into the mid-20s, other areas will miss out. "Northern and western Scotland, and parts of both Northern Ireland and the Republic will see quite a lot of cloud and perhaps a few spots of rain. It'll be notable cooler there too," she added.
CAUGHT AT PCEA WOMAN'S GUILD WEEK 2017
PCEA Woman's Guild Week 2017 took place at PCEA St. Mathews Church, Stratford, London on Sunday 4th June, 2017. The colourful ceremony was celebrated throughout Kenya and abroad to mark Woman's Guild Week which started on 29th May to 4th June 2017. The theme of the week was from Colossians 3:15: " Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." The preacher of the day was Mrs. Mary Gachukia from Northampton. Women came wearing Woman's Guild Headscarves and badges. A message from PCEA National Woman's Guild Secretary in Kenya was read at the ceremony by Mrs. Lucy Githinji the chairlady of the Women's Guild. The message said that Woman's Guild Week theme this year is on PEACE. This being an election year in Kenya. We need to remind ourselves and all other people about the importance of peace in our nation. As women, we have a crucial role to play as agents of justice, peace, healing and reconciliation in our homes, communities and in the nation.
PCEA Woman's Guild group photo after their service.
From far left is Mrs. Mbaki, Catherine Karoki and Mrs. Githinji. Young and old took time to pose
including Cucu Dee (5th from far left) who was caught posing with digital generation
4 killed in Mandera roadside bomb blast
Number of Grenfell Tower fire dead rises to 30
Many remain missing in the wake of the devastating inferno as police warn some victims may never be identified
Khadija Saye is one of the those who perished in the fire
Khadija Saye is one of the those who perished in the fire
Royal show of support as monarch visits scene
PM to meet injured in hospital after criticism
Criminal investigation launched into deadly blaze
17 confirmed dead but fears death toll may rise
London mayor Sadiq Khan heckled by angry crowd
First victims named as Syrian refugee and local artist
MPs demand answers over 'national tragedy'
Appeals continue to find the missing
London fire: How one Grenfell Tower resident escaped
When a fire broke out at Grenfell Tower housing block in west London early Wednesday morning, a number of occupants were able to escape. One of them was 15th floor resident Christos Fairbairn, 41, who has told his story. (Readers may find some details of his account distressing.)
I live on the 15th floor of Grenfell Tower. I moved there two years ago. At around 12.45am on Wednesday morning I was watching TV when I heard aggressive knocking at my door. I heard more activity and noise outside and shortly after I heard an alarm go off in the building. I saw smoke coming into the flat and that's when I realised there was a fire. I rang the fire service and they told me to get out. They said: "Wrap a wet towel around yourself and get out of the block." I was choking and couldn't breath. I started to feel faint. I collapsed But I opened the door and the smoke was so thick I couldn't. I tried to leave the flat three times and each time the smoke was too thick. I started to panic. I began banging on the window shouting: "Help me, help me, I'm stuck!" I tried to open the window but I burnt my hand on the melted plastic. I could see police outside and people just standing there.
It felt like they were just watching me. Then I realised if I don't go I would die here. I wrapped a wet jumper around myself and ran out of the door with just the clothes on my back and my phone. The smoke was black and it was so hot and I couldn't breathe but I kept going. I could feel myself tripping over in the dark. I was tripping over bodies. On one of the floors I tripped badly and fell, as I looked up I saw the face of a dead man. I can still picture him now. As I got to the third or fourth floor I was choking and couldn't breathe. I started to feel faint. I collapsed and that's when I felt a firefighter grab me. I went to hospital and was treated for smoke inhalation. I had so much poison in my lungs. I was crying and having flashbacks. Now I am left with nothing and have nowhere to live. But the council have paid for a room for me in Earl's Court in London where I am staying now. I can't believe I am alive. I will never forget what happened and how traumatising it was. I know I will never live in a tower block again. I feel lucky to be alive but I am devastated for those who were injured and lost their lives. Life is so short I know I will see my family and friends more now and appreciate the life I have. I shouldn't be here today but I am, and for that I am thankful.
Uhuru and Ruto say Nasa wants to delay General Election
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday talked of an opposition plot to delay this year’s General Election by contesting the award of a tender to print ballots to a Dubai-based company. While on a tour of Kericho, they said the Opposition’s ultimate plan was to delay the elections and force Jubilee into a coalition government before elections were held. “This will not happen,” the two who held a series of roadside rallies at Kipsitet, Fort Tenan, Londiani, Chepsion, Kericho Town, Kapsoit, Sosiot, Sigowet, Roret, Cheborge, Litein and Kapkatet, said. The county, a Jubilee stronghold, has almost 250,000 voters. On Wednesday, the Opposition had questioned the award of the tender to print and supply ballots to the Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing company, whose chief executive Aziz Al Ghurair is allegedly a close friend of the Kenyatta family. National Super Alliance co-principal Musalia Mudavadi said Mr Muhoho Kenyatta, the President’s brother, was the local agent of the firm awarded the Sh2.5 billion tender.
“We want President Kenyatta to come clean on his and his family’s links with the firm and state his interest in the contract. The interest, in our view, is clear; the President and his Jubilee team are looking for a company that can supply extra ballots secretly as was the case in 2013,” said the Amani National Congress leader. The President dismissed the statement on Thursday. Mr Kenyatta said he would not allow the election to be delayed, “even for a second”, pointing out that Kenyans should be allowed to exercise their right to elect leaders of their choice. The President said his administration had given in to many opposition demands, including reforming the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, and was wondering why Nasa did not have faith in the commission’s ability to oversee credible elections.
“They wanted commissioners out. We agreed even though we did not support the move. Now they are contesting the award of the tender to print ballot papers. It appears these people are not ready for the elections,” said Mr Kenyatta. “We are ready even if they want Mudavadi to oversee it. Enough is enough. We know the games they are playing.” Mr Ruto said Jubilee was not interested in the tender as long as the elections went on as planned. He told opposition leaders to nominate a company to supply the papers. “We will have no problem with that as long as there is an election in August. Let them go ahead and tell us which firm they prefer to print the papers,” he said.
“Their tactic of engineering election delays will not work. There will be no coalition arrangement or acquiring power through the back door. It is Kenyans who will elect their leaders.” The President also denied reports that Jubilee was raiding public coffers to run its campaigns, saying the business of the government must continue. “The government has a right to listen to people’s shortcomings and show them the work done,” he said. “The Opposition has been saying that we have not done much. Why are they jittery whenever we launch projects?” Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto used the rallies to market their record and make promises to residents, among them compensation of internally displaced people, access to subsidised fertiliser, construction of roads and hospitals, a sugar mill in Kipsitet, waiver of loans for sugarcane, coffee and tea farmers, among others. The President said IDPs’ cheques would be delivered by Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter. Mr Kenyatta and his deputy take their campaigns to Bomet on Friday, the home of Governor Isaac Ruto. - Daily Nation
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Ballot papers printing storm heats up as IEBC put
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A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN NEW JERSEY, USA
We regret to inform you that after a long but brave battle with cancer, Mr. Duncan Gaitho Njuguna passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at the age of 69. Mr. Njuguna was a cherished member of the Kenyan Diaspora community and a longtime resident of Newark, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife Catherine Gaitho and four sons in Kenya; Njuguna, Kamau, Eric Mugo and Kenneth Mugo. During his illness, his elderly mother, aged 86 years, took care of him and at the same time taking care of Duncan’s wife that is functionally incapacitated by yet another terrible disease. Mr. Njuguna’s mother is very grateful to everyone who made time to visit and support her family during these challenging past months. The organizing committee would like to thank the Kenyan community for their prayers, love and support to the family since last year when they learned about Mr. Njuguna’s illness. We are truly grateful to everyone who has contributed financially, their time or materials toward Mr. Njuguna medical care, and his family.
On behalf of Duncan’s mother and the New Jersey Kenyan community, we are appealing to people of goodwill to help the elderly mother give her son an appropriate sendoff and financial support for her to continue to take care of her sick daughter-in- law. A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday June 17, 2017 from 4.00pm at following location: Summerset Miracle Center Church (SMCC) 255 Johnson Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07062. Please invite friends and family so we may all come out and assist Duncan’s family in this time of need. For those unable to attend the fundraising prayer meeting and would like to contribute, please make your deposit through any of the following methods: Bank of America: Name: Jane K. Mugo A/C #: 3810 4531 6070 Routing #: 021200 339 Cash up: Agnes Mwangi (610) 844-6851 or Charles Njogu (917) 613-6081. Family and friend will continue meeting for prayers daily at Duncan’s house, 800 Summer Ave, Apt B-2, Newark, NJ. The date for the funeral will be announced later. For more information please contact: Pastor Rono (908) 397-9184, Mr. Siocha Onchari (848) 467-6522, Mrs. Margaret Mutua (973) 477-9122, Mrs. Mary Nyaga (973) 420-7795, Mrs. Agnes Mwangi (610) 844-6851, Mrs. Grace Njenga (862) 250-4200, Mr. Charles Njogu (917) 613-6081 or Ms. Rose Mwangi (973) 508-4069. - Diasporamessenger.com
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Some fire victims 'may never be identified'
Police say six victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze have been provisionally identified, as the Government pledges emergency funds.
At least 17 people killed in blaze
Some victims may never be identified, police say
Victims named as Syrian refugee and local artist
PM orders a full public inquiry
MPs demand answers over cause of blaze
Firefighters left 'truly traumatised'
Appeals continue to find the missing
MEDIA PERSONALITY GIRLS ENDORSES UHURU KENYATTA
Media personality Julie Gichuru and Caroline Mutoko have endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term. Together with fellow media girls Caroline Mutoko, Julie was the MC last Friday night during a fundraising dinner for the President at Safari Park. Predictably, Julie’s announcement irked a section of her supporters who are of a different political opinion, and insults were hurled her way. This prompted former media personality Ciku Muiruri to jump to the ladies’ defence in post on social media.
“It has become (always has been actually) – Very common for newspapers and other media to openly endorse a particular political party. Look at the just concluded general election in the UK where most of the papers backed the Tories.
Mail on Sunday – “Your country needs you… to save it from a man who would wreck its safety and prosperity.”
Sunday Telegraph – “Vote Conservative for an independent, prosperous Britain.”
Sunday Express – “Vote Theresa May for both a better Brexit and Great Britain we can all be proud of.”
Sun on Sunday – “It is in the interests of Britain to vote Conservative and keep Jeremy Corbyn out of government.”
Sunday Times – “Wake up, smell the coffee and vote Conservative.”
Only The Sunday Mirror backed Labour:
“We need a PM with a common touch… and it’s not wobbly Theresa May.”
And how can we forget the US elections where practically every editorial endorsed Hillary Clinton? Or when, here at home, fed up of years of KANU rule NARC was endorsed by the DAILY NATION in spectacular fashion? Pages and pages of it… It was a sight to behold. This happens all the time. Do you honestly believe that the Standard Media Group will not wholeheartedly support Gideon Moi? Media houses aside, these two ladies are not shackled by whatever editorial policies someone else has because they are no longer on the air. With this backdrop, I’m not very sure why so many people are going nuts over them getting their groove on at a fundraiser for the President and endorsing his re-election bid. Lol. Relax.
If you disagree with them, vote NASA but there’s really no need to insult them for having a stand. Yes, they are influential and it’s their personal brand endorsing Uhuru Kenyatta, which makes it even more powerful. Have they benefitted from the administration? So what if they have? I have no beef with it if it’s legal and above board. If you have so much respect for them, hence your feeling of betrayal, then take comfort in the fact that they are in positions to influence YOUR life positively because there is nothing to stop them from continuing to do so if that is their life’s work. So instead of filling their timelines with bile, make suggestions that they can pass on to the powers that be. Finally, no. They don’t have to be impartial unless they are sitting on the Supreme Court benches or IEBC.” - nairobiwire.com
I would like to invite you to my 2nd album Thanksgiving n launch on Sunday 16th July 2017 at 4.30pm
at St mark Community Centre 218 Tollgate Road. Beckton London E6 5YA. .
May God see you through as you prepare to attend.
Church Children Have Got Talents
COMPETITION ON SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 2017
PROCLAIMERS SANCTUARY AND THE KENYAN GROUP OF CHURCHES INVITE YOU
TO THIS YEAR CHILDREN PROCLAIMING FOR JESUS "CP4J" EVENT
This is our annual Sunday school children and youth event that brings together ALL CHURCHES;
SUNDAY SCHOOLS AND YOUTH TOGETHER To lift up the Name of the Lord.
This years THEME IS LOVE
VENUE: THE CIVIC HALL, BLACKSHOTS LANE, GRAYS RM16 2JU
TIME 09:30- 6pm
GUEST GOSPEL SINGER FROM KENYA CAROL WANJIRU "munduiriri"
For contact details REV. KARANJA J 07903157894.
WORD OF TODAY
Waiting for Things to Change
We read in Habakkuk 1:2: "How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?" Are you waiting for your vision to start coming to pass, or to find a solution to a problem you’re facing, or for the first signs of fulfilment to a promise God has made you? You’re not the first person to struggle with the idea of waiting, and you won’t be the last. Furthermore, when you get what you’re waiting for now, you’ll begin waiting for something else. If there’s one word that defines Christian living, it’s - waiting. God said to the prophet Habakkuk, ‘The revelation awaits an appointed time…and will not prove false. Though it lingers, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay’ (Habakkuk 2:3 NIV). Why did God say that? Because He was answering the prophet’s question, ‘How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?’ Look at the patriarch Job. Covered in boils and totally bankrupt, he says, ‘If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, ‘til my change comes’ (Job 14:14 NKJV). Waiting for things to change is not easy. So what should you do while you’re waiting? Pour yourself into the job at hand; otherwise you’ll shortchange your own future. James writes, ‘Be patient…See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm…’ (James 5:7-8 NIV). What God has in store for you is worth any price you have to pay and any season of waiting you have to go through.
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Election 2017: Pound down after early election results
The pound is down sharply as traders react to early election results. After the exit poll at 22:00 BST cast doubt on an overall Conservative majority the pound slumped by more than two cents to $1.2717. The exit poll forecast may not be reflected in the final result, but traders had been expecting a clear victory for Theresa May's party. The currency market has been tracking the results as they come in and a short while ago the pound was at $1.2757. None of the first few seats to be declared changed hands, but in several cases the numbers were more encouraging for the Conservatives. The exit poll indicated that the Conservatives will be the largest party but could lose 17 seats with a projection of 314 seats.
Applications for a paid six-month internship program in Boeing now open
Boeing, through its International Business Internship Program (IBIP); has announced the opening of applications for a six - month paid business internship program targeted at university students in Kenya. The internship will run next year from January to July 2018. Applications are open until 30th June 2017.
IBIP is open to all students studying in business-related fields including; Industrial Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Strategy, Management, and Information Systems.
15 Wonderful Ways To Lose Belly Fat
As we start to get older, it’s harder to stay in shape, particularly around our belly. Some of the 15 best ways to lose belly fat include eliminating fast food, sleeping regularly, staying active, combining workout styles, practicing yoga, and adding polyunsaturated fats, vinegar, almonds, beans, cucumbers, avocados, green tea, and dietary fiber.
Losing weight is something that seems to be on everyone’s mind in our modern world. Shedding pounds and staying in shape are popular hobbies, but one of the most frustrating areas of the body to lose weight is on our belly. Belly fat is slightly different than other fat deposits on the body, and is often called visceral fat. These “beer bellies” and “tires” of fat are actually early indicators of heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health concerns. Not only that, but the aesthetic of a toned, muscular body usually doesn’t include a ring of belly fat.
Visceral fat is considered the most dangerous form of fat in the body, because it is in such close proximity to our vital organs, making it the most convenient source of energy for those vital organs. These larger fat cells also release hormones and chemicals that can be dangerous in many ways, leading to an increased risk of cancer, diabetes, strokes, osteoporosis, and metabolic imbalances. Visceral fat (belly fat) is actually located beneath the abdominal muscles and the subcutaneous layer of fat, making it difficult to see and even harder to get rid of! There have been many quick fixes and fads that have promised the rapid loss of belly fat, but many of them are only a temporary or superficial fix. Here are some of the 15 best ways to lose belly fat.
15 Wonderful Ways To Lose Belly Fat
1. Eliminate Fast Food: It may be quick and easy to pick up a delicious cheeseburger when you’re running late and skipped lunch, but it can be a disaster for your diet and belly fat-burning plans. The amount of saturated fats, grease, and unwanted triglycerides found in fast food is precisely what you don’t want if you’re trying to burn visceral fat, so while it might be hard, cutting out fast food has to be near the top of your list.
2. Cucumbers: This is a very low-calorie food with a high nutritional value; packed with dietary fiber, minerals, and essential vitamins, cucumbers can fill you up and optimize your metabolism, helping to speed up weight loss without contributing any unwanted fats to the body.
3. Polyunsaturated Fats: Eating the right kinds of fats is crucial if you want to cut down on your belly fat. Some fats will only contribute more to visceral fat, such as saturated fats, but if you add polyunsaturated fats, like those found in nuts and certain types of fish, you can benefit from their anti-inflammatory potential and actually help to reduce your visceral fat levels.
4. Yoga: Studies have shown that post-natal and post-menopausal women have seen significant reductions in visceral fat stores when adding yoga to their workout and health regimens. Yoga is a wonderful way to reduce stress and eliminate excess stress hormones from your body, namely cortisol. There is a direct link between chronic stress, cortisol levels, and belly fat, so clear your mind, calm down, and keep that visceral fat at bay!
5. Stay Moving: A sedentary lifestyle is highly associated with visceral fat, not only because it usually means a lack of physical exercise, but also because it’s associated with lower metabolic levels, higher intake of unhealthy food, and psychological effects such as stress, anxiety, and guilt. By staying active as much as possible (taking the stairs instead of the elevator, standing up while working, or taking a bike to work), you can keep your physical and mental energy high, preventing the development of belly fat.
6. Regulate Your Sleep: Research has shown that regulating your sleep scheduled and ensuring that you get more than 5-6 hours per night of sleep can help you reduce your visceral fat stores. However, if you turn around and sleep in two days a week (Saturday and Sunday?), it can add to your visceral fat. Essentially, make a firm sleep schedule, but don’t let your body get too lazy on your days off. Regularity in your Circadian rhythms and metabolic cycles will be helpful for keeping belly fat in check.
7. Almonds: Perhaps the best nut to consume if you’re trying to burn belly fat, almonds are full of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which are the good kind that we want, and which help to eliminate visceral fat through anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-balancing activities. Also, these nuts have high concentrations of fiber and magnesium, which help build muscle and burn fat.
8. Combining Workout Styles: While many people think that cardiovascular workouts are the best possible way to burn belly fat, combining your workout styles is actually a better way to quickly lose belly fat. When you do weight training in between cardio exercising, that high-intensity exercise can cause your metabolism to shoot up, burning more fat more quickly. Alternating workout styles and physical demands on your body can keep your metabolism “on its toes”, operating at a high level, even burning fat when you’re not working out!
9. Avocados: The high fiber content of avocados keeps you regular and cuts down on hunger, while the concentration of certain key amino acids can help to optimize body weight and burn unnecessary belly fat.
10. Vinegar: It might not sound pleasant, but anecdotal evidence says that vinegar can actually be an effective means of burning belly fat. Drinking a dollop of vinegar can reduce visceral fat, and while the research on this is somewhat limited, it is believed that the acids in vinegar stimulate the production of certain proteins that burn visceral fat.
11. High Dietary Fiber: Any foods with high concentrations of dietary fiber can help to reduce inflammation throughout the body, balance cholesterol levels, regulate your digestive system, and optimize your nutrient intake, all of which can help improve the metabolism and burn more belly fat.
12. Cut Out Starch: Starch is a major source of empty calories that can easily be converted into visceral fat. If you’re a big potato eater, put those spuds to the side if you’re trying to burn belly fat. Grab a handful of nuts or leafy greens instead!
13. Eat Smaller Meals Slower: There are many pieces of advice regarding what and how to eat if you want to burn belly fat, but one that makes sense is the slower and smaller principle. By eating smaller meal portions, and consuming them slower, will allow your body time to process what it is taking in before releasing those enzymes that tell the body it’s “full”. Also, smaller portions allows you to eat more meals per day, which keeps your metabolism and digestive system active and engaged for longer, which is great for burning belly fat!
14. Push Yourself Physically: Somewhat related to the combining exercise style advice, pushing yourself past the normal “threshold” is a great way to burn belly fat. If you regularly work out, but hardly break a sweat and don’t feel “challenged”, then your body probably won’t respond by gearing up its metabolism and burning those visceral fat cells. However, surprising your body with varied workout styles AND intensities, beyond what you normally do, can kick-start your system very quickly.
15. Disrupt Your Diet: Eating the same types of food at the exact same time of day can cause your body to fall into an unwanted rhythm. Occasionally, you need to stretch your stomach a bit, so to speak, consuming different foods, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, organic compounds, etc. in order to keep your metabolism flexible and your system dynamic and responsive. That doesn’t mean chowing down on hamburgers as a “cheat day”, but it does mean broadening your culinary horizons!
IEBC deals a blow to Wavinya Ndeti and Wiper party
The electoral commission has quashed the nomination of Wavinya Ndeti to vie for the Machakos governorship on a Wiper party ticket. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Disputes Resolution Tribunal on Thursday struck out Ms Ndeti’s nomination after finding that she is a member of two parties at the same time — Wiper Democratic Movement and Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU). The cancellation followed a petition filed by a voter, Kyalo Peter Kyuli, who is also a member of the Machakos County Assembly. Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, who has since severed ties with the Wiper Democratic Movement and its leader Kalonzo Musyoka, swore an affidavit in support of Mr Kyuli’s petition. Mr Kyuli had asked the tribunal to nullify Ms Ndeti’s nomination and revoke the certificate awarded to her by Wiper. In his petition, he argued that Ms Ndeti ditched her CCU party for Wiper on April 6, 2017, a day after the party-hopping window had been shut by the courts. The High Court had ruled that no party hopping should be allowed after April 5, 2017. According to the 2011 Elections Act, anyone who decamps to another party 120 days to the election date is deemed to have breached the set rules and cannot be allowed to contest on their new party’s ticket. Mr Kyuli argued that by being the party leader of CCU and a member of the Wiper party, Ms Ndeti is committing an electoral offence. - Daily Nation.
Kenya Airways to start direct flights to US in April 2018
Kenya Airways is set to commence direct flights to the United States in April next year. The airline is also working on code-sharing agreements with an American airline, which is expected to come into place October this year. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the airline had lodged an application and was waiting for feedback from the US Department of Transportation. - The Standard
Pastor Anne Kiruthi (Mama Kiruthi, London) is currently visiting
Australia for a wedding. Talk of 30 hours flight from London
Day of destiny: Millions of voters head to polls
ELECTIONS IN UK TODAY THURSDAY 8TH JUNE
UK general election is taking place
Voting from 07:00 BST to 22:00 BST
650 Westminster MPs will be elected
About 46.9 million people registered to vote
First results are expected from around 23:00
We will not bend rules for Raila, Nkaissery says on security detail
MISSING KENYAN BOY IN UK
Thames Valley Police has made an urgent appeal for information to find a missing boy from Aylesbury.
15-year-old Victor Kihu is from Aylesbury, but was last seen in Southall, London, at about 4pm yesterday.
He also has links to Brent and Harrow in London, as well as Milton Keynes and Bedford.
Victor is black, about 6ft, slim, with short black hair which is longer on top.
When he was last seen he was carrying a bag.
Victor’s family is extremely worried about his welfare and is urging anyone with any information about his whereabouts contact police by calling 101 and quoting reference 43170164486.”
Victor, if you are reading this please make contact with your family or the police so we know you are safe and well.
Do you know Cecilia Nyaga who was doing PhD in the University of Reading, UK.
If you know her please contact Rose on +254 780542875 (on Whatsapp)
Court orders Kabogo to pay Waititu Sh5.3m for academic papers case
The High Court has ordered William Kabogo to pay Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu Sh5.3 million over a case challenging the credibility of his academic certificates. The fee arose from a suit the Kiambu Governor filed, questioning the Panjab University degree that Waititu holds. Milimani deputy registrar Sharon Mwayuli issued the orders on Wednesday after Kabogo’s petition challenging Waituti’s university degree was dismissed by the court. The MP won the suit last December after a court ruled it lacked jurisdiction to meddle in the dispute. The Kabete legislator moved to court early this year in a bid to compel Kabogo to offset the Sh50,960,422 he accrued from March 14, 2016 to date. Waititu’s court document say the amount sums up the total incurred from the moment he instructed lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui to represent him in the suit. Kinyanjui had told the court to consider “the amount of work he devoted to the proceedings and the time he consumed researching and doing follow ups”. Kabogo, in his bid to bar Waititu from contesting in the August 8 general election, challenged his integrity andacademic qualifications. The Governor had also accused Waititu of identity theft. He alleged Waititu was using another person’s academic papers and did not have any post-primary school education, let alone a degree from the university in India. –the-star.co.ke
Suspicions that Qatar is involved in funding terrorism could roil Kenya’s trade relations
with the Middle East country, even as neighbours in the Gulf tightened sanctions.
Mozambique police warn bald men after ritual attack
Bald men in Mozambique could be targets of ritual attacks, police have warned, after the recent killing of five men for their body parts. Two suspects have been arrested in the central district of Milange, where the killings occurred. "The belief is that the head of a bald man contains gold," said Afonso Dias, a police commander in Mozambique's central Zambezia province. Albino people have also been killed in the region for ritual purposes. Three men have been killed in the past week alone.
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Day of destiny: Millions of voters head to polls
Detectives searching for a Frenchman who disappeared during the London Bridge terror attack have recovered a body from the River Thames.
Specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit recovered the man's body on Tuesday evening near Limehouse, about three miles from the scene of the atrocity. He has not been formally identified, but Xavier Thomas' next of kin have been told about the development. Mr Thomas, 45, was caught up in the attack with his girlfriend Christine Delcros.
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Iran says the attackers who killed 12 people in the capital Tehran were Iranians who had joined so-called Islamic State (IS).
Suicide bombers attacked parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Khomeini
A KENYAN LADY LIVING IN SLOUGH HAS PASSED AWAY IN READING, UK
The late Ms Margaret Njeri Mbugua of Slough, UK
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing onto glory of Mrs. Margaret Njeri Mbugua (Meggie - Mama Grace) Slough, UK on Monday 5th June, 2017. Daughter of late Mr. Francis Mbuguap Kimotho and Mrs. Rachael Nyambura Mbugua of Riabai, Kiambu, Kenya. She was a mother to Kevin Mbugua and Grace Wamaitha. Sister to Bernadette Mbugua (London), Helen Gathoga (Ireland), Susan Wanjiku Mbugua (Glasgow), Dr. Jennifer Irungu (Edinburgh), Stephen Kimotho and many more sisters in Kenya. Sister in law to Bishop Climate Irungu (Kingdom Church) and Zachary Gathoga ( Ireland.) She was an Aunt to Peter Komo (Dagenham), Kennedy Muchiri (Leicester), Oscar Muchiri (Milton Keynes), Trizzah and Simalo (Leeds), Michael (Manchester), Teresia Nginyo (Stratford), Bernard Njoroge (Sheffield), Henry Mbugua (Canada), Rachel Muthoni (London), Betty Muchiri(London). Rachael Njoroge (Hornchurch ) and Alice Njoroge (London), Rachel Muchiri (Glasgow), Essah and Carol (Italy), Rachel wa Vinnie, Josephine and Rachel all in (Dallas U.S.A), and Virginia Njoroge (Washington Seattle). Cousin to Phil Mwaura (Manchester). Family and friends are meeting from 7th-11th June 2017 to offer prayers from 7pm-10pm. At two locations. SLOUGH: Slough prayers at community centre at 4 Tamarisk way , Slough. SL1 2UW. LONDON: London prayers - 67 Cleves Road Eastham E6 1QF. A memorial service will held at a later date. For more information please contact Bernadette Njeri – 07508684074, Jennifer Irungu -07950194751, Peter Komo 07949474874 or Oscar Muchiri 07961041656. In addition to prayer and emotional support any financial support can be made to National Westminster Bank, B.N. Mbugua, A/c No: 53023552 and Sort Code: 60 01 38. Kindly include your name as a reference. Please keep Maggie’s family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.
Registered number of voters as per the IEBC register!!
Rift Valley - 4,654,900
Central - 2,912,658
Nairobi - 2,304,386
Western - 1,922,166
Luo Nyanza - 1,861,730
Central(Kisii) Nyanza- 824,430
Coast - 1,733,722
Upper Eastern - 1,460,657
Lower Eastern - 1,526,003
N/Eastern - 456,880
Cape Town storm: Eight killed as drought ends
CAPE TOWN, Wednesday 7th June, 2017. Eight people have been killed when a storm lashed the South African city of Cape Town following months of drought. Among the dead is a family of four killed in a fire started by lightning, officials say. Thousands of people have been left homeless. The storm comes two weeks after the region declared a drought disaster. The BBC's Mo Allie in Cape Town reports that before the storm, there had been several interfaith meetings to pray for rain. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
WORD OF TODAY
Beware of pride!
We read in Proverbs 16:18: "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." Think about the things we become proud over: the home we live in, the car we drive, the diploma hanging on our wall, the people we mingle with, and the position we hold. When you’ve worked hard to get to where you are, look out for pride! Paul asks, ‘Who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?’ (1 Corinthians 4:7 NKJV). So what should you do? 1) Examine your belief system about who you are, what you have, and what you can do. Jesus said, ‘Without Me you can do nothing’ (John 15:5 NKJV). Remind yourself: ‘I’m just the glove; God’s the hand that fills it.’ That’ll help you to keep your perspective right! 2) Focus more on others than on yourself. The saying - ‘When a person is all wrapped up in themselves, they make a pretty small package’ - is true. ‘Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others’ (Philippians 2:4 NKJV). 3) Respect and value everyone you meet regardless of their social status, race, gender, or other distinguishing factors. When you walk in humility, people respect you and receive your input, and they don’t suspect you of having selfish motives. The Bible says: ‘These…things the LORD hates…a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren’ (Proverbs 6:16-19 NKJV). Today, beware of pride.
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A KENYAN PASTOR HAS PASSED AWAY IN VIRGINIA, USA
It is with a heavy heart that we Announce the death of Bishop Dr. Josiah Thuku Kambutu of Annandale Virginia, USA on Thursday, June 1st, 2017. Dr. Josiah Thuku was born on December 13th, 1953 in Nairobi, Kenya. He was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in September 2016 and continued treatments until his passing. He was the Founder of House of Fellowship Church of God where he served faithfully as the Senior Pastor. He has left behind his Wife Joyce Thuku, Sons, Irungu, Mwanzia, Moses, Karungu, Joshua and daughter Kafura. Friends are meeting daily at the Family Residence located at 4440 Briarwood Ct. S. Annandale, VA 22003 on Mondays to Saturday at 7:30 pm and on Sundays at 6:30 pm. We gratefully appreciate your kind contributions and donations towards the burial expenses. Donations are being made through Deposit to Bank of America:- Account # 435041610587, Checks in the name of:- Joyce Thuku and Mail to 5533 N. Morgan St. Apt 304 Alexandria VA 22312. GoFundme Account- https://www.gofundme.com/Dr-Josiah-Thuku Or **CashApp – Irungu Thuku 703 635 5170 ($irunguthuku) App download https://cash.me. For more information please contact the following persons: House of Fellowship Church: Sister Janet Otieno (HOF) – 571 723 1717, Sister Meggie Waruri (HOF)- 703 389 6633, Elder Peter Kamau (HOF)- 571 529 3228 or Sister Brenda Sanya (HOF)- 571 286 7246. - Diasporamessenger.com
GIRAFFE PARK GAME LODGE TEAM IN SWINDON
Giraffe Park Game Lodge team caught in Swindon during the Kenya Community Rebuild meeting on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Many people committed themselves with their popular plots on sale in Isinya going for KShs. 395,000 and with a deposit they are arranging the repayment plans. Contact Annett in UK is +44 7542073067 or Whatsapp +254 716620108. For more information about their properties visit http://www.goldenpearl.co.ke
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A Kenyan lady has passed away in Washington DC, USA
It is with great sadness that we share with you that our beloved Margaret Wanjiru Wanjui went to be with the Lord in heaven on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Washington DC, USA. It was a sudden and unexpected loss. We find some small comfort in knowing that she was on her way to church that morning to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, which commemorates the Christian belief of Jesus’ ascension into heaven. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church (15th & V Streets, NW) in Washington, DC. There will be a viewing and rosary recitation starting at 10am, and the Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11am. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in NE DC. The location for the repast will be shared at the funeral. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in memory of Margaret Wanjui to St. Augustine Church, 1419 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Margaret was an active parishioner at St. Augustine Church for close to 50 years. She is survived by five children, Clement Mbote, James Mbote, Theresa Atta, Peter Atta and Michael Atta; five sisters; two brothers; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She served as Head Cook at Christ House for over 30 years. - Diasporamessenger.com
HOW MPESA CRIMINALS OPERATE IN KENYA
SALOME (Not her real name) was woken up by an incoming call in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The caller identified herself as Patricia of safaricom care centre. Patricia told her that her name was randomly sampled to be among the customers to answer a series of questions on their satisfaction with safaricom's value added services. The caller had polished English and was very polite typical of Safaricom customer care agents. Meanwhile, the caller took her through several advises when using safaricom services, particularly on the need to keep secret all your Mpesa pin. When the conversation got deeper, the caller requested for Salome's SIM CARD PIN to assist her(the caller) demonstrate a point. Note that the caller did not ask for MPESA pin and so it appeared completely safe.
The moment she finished giving the 4 digit SIM card PIN, the caller disconnected the call immediately. It was a few minutes past 6.00am and she could no longer use her phone. She then realized there was no safaricom network on her phone and thought her phone was faulty. She couldn't do much as no shops were open at that time. At 8.20am after taking breakfast she went to a mobile phone repair shop just outside her house. She gave out her phone for repair, only for the technician to realize the phone was ok as it was working with other SIM cards. She was advised to replace her SIM card and did exactly that. The replaced SIM card was now working but she had to activate her MPESA afresh so that she could pay for the replacement service. To her dismay, a whole Ksh 70,000.00 was missing from her MPESA. The balance as per the previous night was Ksh. 73,578.00. The new balance was Slightly over Ksh3000.00 YES, she gave the wrong information to a clever CRIMINAL. NBI; THE CRIMINAL DID NOT NEED TO GET MPESA PIN TO STEAL THE MONEY
THIS IS HOW THE CRIMINAL TRANSFERRED THE KSH. 70,000.00;
Patricia(the criminal) was savvy enough to know that Salome wouldn't have much problem giving her SIM PIN as the sim pin is NEVER used for MPESA. The criminal had bought a new inactivated sim to use for a SIM SWAP. As she communicated to Salome with one phone, the other hand held a handset with the inactivated sim, ready to do a SIM SWAP. Immediately Salome disclosed her sim pin, the criminal did a sim swap; remember a sim swap only requires you enter the pin you originally used before losing the previous sim. The deal was done. He then activated MPESA using the same PIN as the START KEY and then proceeded to do the worst; Transferring a cool 70,000.00 from Salome's line. All this time, Salome was waiting for shops to open to take her phone for "repair". That's how MPESA CRIMINALS OPERATE. BE WARNED!
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KRA to appoint more agents in war on tax evading landlords
The Kenya Revenue Authority plans to recruit more agents to increase tax collection from real estate sector in the next financial year from July. The taxman says it will this month increase withholding tax agents to 1,000 from present 800 in a move targeting corporate tenants and public institutions. “Anyone can be identified for appointment. We are targeting to collect Sh200 million per month from the agents,” KRA manager in-charge of real estate Alice Kiptoo said at a forum on rental income and capital gains tax. The rule on withholding tax on rental income, effected on January 1 this year, applies to both residential and commercial properties where agents are required to deduct 10 per cent of the gross rent paid to landlords and remit the same to the KRA. “We introduced withholding tax on rental income to be able to gather intelligence on landlords and specifically we were targeting the corporate tenants and public institutions because they pay above market rent prices,” Kiptoo said. The taxman said that the move would enhance tax compliance in the real estate sector which continues to report low revenue despite increased growth and development. Kiptoo said that a survey conducted by the revenue collection agency showed that only 12 per cent of landlords are presently remitting tax on rental income.
The survey sampled supermarkets, banks and state corporations with multiple outlets across the country. “This informed us that people are receiving so much. We need to get these landlords into our database and at the same time increase our revenue,” Kiptoo said. In the four months to April tax collection from landlords was Sh4.8 billion, the taxman said. This is a 220 per cent increase from Sh1.5 billion during the same period in 2012 when the agency enhanced measures to increase tax revenue from the sector, considered to be lucrative in return on investment. The initiative is part of the authority's aggressive approach in tracking down tax evading landlords following a one-year amnesty that ended June 30, 2016 that saw the taxman register 40,000 new landlords. This helped net tax to the tune of Sh10 billion. “These are some of the programmes we have in place post-tax amnesty that will fas-track our operations geared towards increasing compliance,” KRA deputy commissioner for domestic taxes department James Ojee said. “Our target is to get at least 20,000 new landlords annually.” The taxman is also enhancing partnerships with bankers, lands officers, power officials and others institutions to track down non-compliant landlords. - Daily Nation
Health Benefits of Eating Octopus
It is extremely popular part of Mediterranean cuisine and it is considered one of the delicacies.It is also very expensive in various restaurants.The biggest problem of eating octopus (besides its looks) is the fact that it needs to be prepared by someone who knows what he is doing.If you don’t follow the standard procedure, octopus meat will usually be tough to chew and not desirable at all.On the other hand, if you do it right, not only that you will enjoy its taste, but you will also know that you are eating healthy food. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE
Resurgent NSE large caps beat other African markets
The index of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)’s 15 largest counters by market capitalisation offered investors the best returns among African bourses in May, outperforming alternative investments such as fixed income in the period. Market data compiled by African Alliance shows that the FTSE NSE Kenya 15 Index had a return of 13.4 per cent in May, standing at 183.7 points. This is ahead of the Nigeria Stock Exchange’s return of 12.8 per cent, Zimbabwe’s 11.9 per cent and 6.3 per cent for the Egypt EGX 30 index. Analysts say that investor sentiment in the market is shifting, especially among local retail traders, with the new demand boosting the shares of blue chip stocks such as Safaricom, Equity, KCB, EABL, Co-operative Bank and Nation Media Group. “There has been a shift in investor sentiment since the beginning of the year from one of caution, to one of cautious optimism. With the macroeconomic variables that impact the performance of companies listed on the NSE expected to be positive; outlook on the performance of the market going forward is positive,” said Britam asset managers in their May equities review. “Investors who have adopted a wait and see stance are looking forward to the outcome of the August 2017 general election as a significant indicator of the direction the market will head in.” The FTSE NSE Kenya 15 Index tracks the performance of the largest 15 stocks ranked by full market capitalisation while the FTSE NSE Kenya 25 Index tracks the performance of the 25 most liquid stocks. International investors normally pick their portfolios based on the FTSE NSE indices. Other East African markets are not faring as well as the NSE. Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam exchange has a return of -4.7 per cent in May, Uganda’s exchange 6.4 per cent and Rwanda’s stock exchange -3.4 per cent. - Daily Nation.
The Minister and the Woman's Guild fellowship of PCEA UK OUTREACH invite you to this year's Woman's Guild Sunday Service on Sunday 04/06/2017 at Memorial Community Church, Plaistow, 395 Barking Road, London, E13 8AL from 2.00PM - 5.00PM. The Guest Preacher will be Rev.Francis Ndungu Njoroge, the former PCEA Deputy Secretary General. The Theme is from Colosians 3:15. For more information, Please, contact Rev. Edwin Kibathi - +447946700301 or Elder Grace Kamau - +447908227728. You Are All Welcome.
Veteran administrator Joseph Kaguthi is among a group of Nairobi investors putting in Sh7 billion into an 18-floor twin-block housing project in Nairobi’s Westlands. Mr Kaguthi’s investment vehicle, Westlands Skye Development Limited, which brings together a number of Nairobi professionals, is seeking to provide modern office space for companies on one block and high-end homes on the other.
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CO-OP BANK TEAM JOINS MR SEED AT
THE OFFICES OF THE HERI HOMES
Co-operative Bank of Kenya team (5th and 6th from left) joined Mr. Seed (4th from left) at the offices of Heri Homes, Nairobi on Thursday 18th May, 2017. They agreed that they will be financing loans at 10 per cent for Heri Homes customers in the Diaspora. Heri Homes team who are coming to the UK for the Kenyan in the Park day on 29th July 2017. Currently Heri Homes is constructing several projects along Kikuyu Road, Kikuyu Road Heights one which was handed over on 13th May, Kikuyu Heights II which is half way done by all sold out and Kikuyu Road III which is half way sold. All the three projects are 400 metres from each other. There are other two projects in Kitsuru I and II where a three bedroom house is going for KShs. 7.5 without DSQ and KShs. 8.5 with a DSQ. Few Bedsitters are remaing at Daystar University going for KShs. 1.6. Heri Homes will be hold a dinner for it's customers in UK in July this year where the CEO Mr. Kimani Kimotho will be attending. For more information please contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes on +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: email@example.com. -
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Republic of Ireland here we come
We are taking Banks and Property Developers from Kenya to the Republic of Ireland this year.
For more information please contact Mr. Seed on +44 7951220695.
£349 FROM LONDON TO NAIROBI WITH ROYAL AIR MAROC
Royal Air Maroc, the Moroccan national airline is now flying to Nairobi, Kenya through Casablanca, Morocco with a low price of £349 return ticket. The airline is flying 3 days in a week. The airline, naturally African, aims to placing Africa at the centre of the world. The airline prides itself with the slogan or Royal Air Maroc, where Africa begins. A major player in air transport, Royal Air Maroc has given Mr. Seed and his wife an open air ticket to Nairobi from London to experience a high level of service. The airline is giving out tickets through a Raffle to be run in June and July this year where winners will be announced at the Great Kenyan Day - Kenya and Friends in the Park on 29th July 2019 at Plaistow Park, E13 0AS as from 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Over 10,000 visitors are expected at the venue and Royal Air Marc will be participating.
Mr. Seed (2nd left) with Royal Air Maroc team in their offices in Central London on Thursday 25th May 2017. Far left is Mr. Achraf El Hassani, General Manager UK and Ireland and MaryseBergel (3rd from left) the Sales Manager who have worked with the Airline for the last 44 years. Mr. Danny Lutaaya (2nd from far right ) joined the team. For more information please visit www.royalairmaroc.com or you can make your booking through 0207 3075840.
GREETINGS FROM KENYA
Greetings from Kenya where I have been visiting for the last 13 days. I was invited by Heri Homes to witnesses the handing over of 60 units two-bedroom apartments along Kikuyu Road in Nairobi. The colourful ceremony took place on Saturday 13th May 2017. Hundreds of the invited guests as well as developers attended the ceremony to witness the handover ceremony where the owners were given their keys and Lease Certificate for their apartments. 18 customers from the diaspora were among the beneficiary of this project where the rent is going between KShs. 35,000 to KShs. 40,000 per month. The beneficiaries bought the apartments 18 months ago at the price of KShs. 2.6 million and the price has shot up to KShs. 5.2 million after completion. Many of those interviews by Mr. Seed said that it was their dream come true. An elderly lady Jencinta from UK who attended the ceremony was one of the beneficiaries. Heri Homes team who are coming to the UK for the Kenyan in the Park day on 29th July 2017 have three projects in the area. Kikuyu Road Heights one which was handed over on 13th May, Kikuyu Heights II which is half way done by all sold out and Kikuyu Road III which is half way sold. All the three projects are 400 metres from each other. Heri Homes will be hold a dinner for it's customers in UK in July this year where the CEO Mr. Kimani Kimotho will be attending. For more information please contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes on +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Seed (4th from left) joins Heri Homes Management team and some of the beneficiaries of Kikuyu Road I Apartments to cut the cake to mark the official opening and on right is Jecinta from UK receiving her Lease Certificate from Heri Homes CEO Mr. Kimani Kimotho (far right)
The beautiful Kikuyu Road I Apartments where the price was KShs. 2.6 million and now going for KShs. 5.2 million 18 months down the line
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From 9pm Africa Jambo full band will be performing live till late.
AFRICA JAMBO LIVE BAND ON SATURDAY 22ND APRIL, 2017.
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KENYA RED KIDNEY BEANS
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TWO OF THE KENYANS FROM UK GOING FOR AUGUST 8 ELECTIONS
MRS. MABEL MURULI MARK
Mrs. Mabel Muruli Mark a businesswoman from Wembley, West London won the Jubilee nominations for Governor of Kakamega among other 5 contestants
REV. PETER KINYANJUI
Rev. Peter Kinyanjui a church minister in Church of England, Stratford, London is going as an Independent candidate for Loitokitok, Kajiado as an MCA. Rev. Kinyanjui contact in Kenya +254 7557223160.
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Around 50,000 people in Hannover, UK will be evacuated from their homes on Sunday while experts defuse five World War Two bombs.
A Kenyan in UK Timothy Makofu Kinyanjui wins a council seat
The winner Mr. Timothy Makofu Kinyanjui being congratulated by his wife Mrs. Loise Makofu
Timothy Makofu Kinyanjui, a Swindon resident of Kenyan origin, was voted as a councillor in West Swindon parish council, Toothill Ward in Swindon, UK on the Thursday 4th May 2017. He won the seat on a Labour Party Ticket. A father of three with great work ethic and dedicated to make Toothill a place we can all be proud of. Now we have 3 Kenyan councillors in UK, Councillor Elizabeth Kangethe, Councillor Kimani of South London and now Councillor Timothy Kinyanjui.
BITCOIN DIGITAL CURRENCY HITS A NEW HIGH OF $1,555
The bitcoin price is very volatile and has seen some large fluctuations since its inception in 2011 when you could buy one bitcoinfor just a few cents. A unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold by far. It closed at $1,555.64 this week while a troy ounce of gold stood at $1,233. The current high is being attributed to surging demand in worldwide by the instability of the world currencies. Many businessmen are now channelling their money into Bitcoin for security reasons. The currency is not under government control.
Write it down. It is rumoured in the business circles that the Bitcoin will be worth £10,000 in THREE YEARS
We are excited to present to you Kitengela Manor!
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We are excited to present to you Kitengela Manor! Another Genuine and Affordable prime property with Property Reality Limited (PRC) located in Kitengela, Kajiado County. Kitengela Manor is a must own property that is strategically located behind KAG University and only 11km from the tarmac. . The area has experienced rapid growth in the real estate sector and is among the most sought after neighborhoods due to its infrastructural developments and affordability. There are numerous social amenities in the area; that include supermarkets, universities, shopping malls, entertainment spots and Maasai Ostrich Park, which hosts Ostrich races on Sundays.
Additionally electricity lines pass through the property .
Features and Amenities
* Proximity to Kitengela Town
* Water and electricity available
* All-weather Murram roads
* Good Security- Police post within the locality
* KAG University
* Kitengela International School
* Kampala University
For only KES 699,000 regular plot ,reservation is on payment of 30% deposit.
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A PREVIEW OF OUR TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND OF ISRAEL AS FROM 20TH-28TH MARCH, 2017
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?
POSING NEXT TO THE TREE THAT ZACHEOUS CLIMBED TO SEE JESUS
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
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
1st Floor, Suite B5,
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 email@example.com gain you can contact Mr. Seed in UK on +44 7951220695 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerusalem City in Israel
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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.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND OF ISRAEL
Due to public demand Ease World Travel in conjunction with Mr. Seed
HAVE ARRANGED 4 TRIPS ISRAEL (8 NIGHTS)
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: email@example.com 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEVERAL KENYANS FROM UK RENEWS THEIR BAPTISM IN RIVER JORDAN
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
DO YOU HAVE A PIN FROM KRA KENYA?
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 email@example.com.
www.misterseed.com - serving the Community INSIDE and OUTSIDE Kenya - Giving Service to the Community.
A KENYAN HAIR DRESSER MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN LONDON
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.
MEET JANE WANJIRU FROM
URITHI HOUSING COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.
NICE AND AFFORDABLE PROPERTIES
Contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 - email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
1) JUJA BUNGALOWS - PHASE ONE (SOLD OUT) PHASE TWO (SOLD OUT) AND NOW SELLING FACE THREE
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.
3) RONGAI NAIROBI HOUSES - KSHS. 4.2 MILLION
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.
4) GEM WITEITHIE PHASE 2 - 2 BEDROOM HOUSES - KSHS. 1.95 MILLION
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.
6) YUKOS GARDENS, KITENGELA PLOTS
Just 4.5km from Namanga road and 6km from Kitengela Town.
Price ksh 950,000
Booking ksh 500,000
Balance 4 months
With ready titles.
For more information please contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or email@example.com
CO-OPERATIVE BANK CAN GIVE YOU A LOAN AT 10 PER CENT INTEREST IF YOU ARE IN THE DIASPORA
Contact Julieanne Onsando, Relationship Manager, Diaspora Banking, Retail Banking Department.
Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609
Email 1: firstname.lastname@example.org|Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke
Email 2: email@example.com
Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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MR. SEED MEETING WITH CO-OPERATIVE BANK DIASPORA TEAM
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Milka Wachira (centre in red) Head of Diaspora Banking - Tel: +254 722451885 (on WhatsApp) and email: email@example.com, and Francis Xavier (2nd from left) , Relationship Manager, Tel: +254 720360405 (with WhatsApp) and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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RECORD PROPERTY SALES IN THE DIASPORA
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: email@example.com.
"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
WE HAVE 5 PROJECTS ON GOING SO FAR
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.
KIKUYU ROAD PROJECT PHANE 1
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.
KIKUYU ROAD PHASE 2
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
DAYSTAR PROJECT I
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.
DAYSTAR PROJECT 2
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: firstname.lastname@example.org|Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke Email 2: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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 www.misterseed.com - Marking a difference in the community.
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.