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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.


BARRACKS
"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.


120 OFFFICERS
"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.

 

 

 

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

 

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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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A KENYAN LADY HAS COLLAPSED PASSED AWAY IN MARYLAND, USA


It is with profound sadness announcing the death of our beloved sister ,friend and Mother Florence Turyataaha. (Mukama Arinde) Florence died suddenly on Friday 16th June, 2017 at 10 pm she came home after a visit from a family friends home, she just collapsed and passed away. Arrangements are being made to take our dear Florence Home. She is survived by 5 living children and 10 grand children and one great grand child. Our desire is to send her home for her children and family to give her a final resting place. Your contributions are extremely encouraged to make this possible. Please contact the following: Her Daughter Judith Muhumuza 240-408-0580 –gofundme.com/in-memory-of-florence-turyataaha

 

THE MEETING BELOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED

I take this opportunity to let you know that the Leaders Seminar that was scheduled this

Thursday 22nd June 2017 with Dr Kinyanjui Nga'nga' has been cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Kenyan man kidnapped in Kabul Afghanistan


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


 Key points: 
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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UK STARTS BID FOR 'HISTORIC' BREXIT DEAL


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.

 

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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

 

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'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.
 

 

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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

 

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African men in America getting Vasectomy – Crisis of Manhood?

Dr.Teddy Njoroge

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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*2. _Never plan how to spend your money._* Whenever you get money, start spending it right away and when it's finished, you try to count and recall how you spent it.

*3. _Don't think of saving until you have real big money._* How can you save when you earn so little? Those telling you to save are not sympathetic to your burning needs.

*4. _Don't engage in activities usually reserved for the "uneducated"._* How can you, a graduate, engage in petty trade, network marketing or home-based production? That's for people who never went to school!

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*6. _Complain about everything except your own attitude and laziness._* Blame the system, the government and the banks that refused to lend you money. They are all bad and do not want you to get rich.

*7. _Spend more than you earn._* To achieve this, buy consumer products on credit and keep borrowing from friends and employers.

*8. _Compete in dressing._* Make sure you're wearing the latest clothes. Intimidate the congregation with your trendy fashions every Sunday. Whenever your neighbour buys a new phone, you get one that is more expensive.

*9. _Get yourself a nice second hand car_* that costs more than three times your yearly salary.

*10. _Give your children everything they ask for since you're such a good parent._* They should not struggle for anything because you do not want them to suffer that way, they will grow up lazy and hence poor enough to ensure they can't help you at old age

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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


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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 all know what to do in case of fire?

Do you all know what to do in case of fire? Do you know the safest room on your home is the bathroom?

Do you know to wet towels and block door spaces (underneath) to prevent toxic smoke flooding in?

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. 


'COMMISSIONERS OUT'
“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. 


'NOT WORK'
“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

 

British Authorities and Ranchers; Raila Odinga Behind Laikipia Land Invasion - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

Ballot papers printing storm heats up as IEBC put

their foot down on the matter: Choice 2017

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ANN & PAUL WEDDING IN SEATTLE USA - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

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

 

Ballot tender done deal, IEBC boss Chebukati says - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

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.

She wrote:

“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.

 

 

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A FIVE YEAR OLD BOY HAS PASSED AWAY IN UK


 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing on of Michael Sauni Sigwaza. Michael passed away on Thursday the 8th of June 2017 after a brave battle with cancer. He was the son to Ernest and Anastanzia Wakesho Sigwaza . Brother to baby Nandi Sigwaza (3 weeks old ) grandchild to Gertrude Mokoi of Taveta, Kenya and Mr and Mrs Michael Sigwaza of Durban, South Africa. There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Michael on Saturday the 17th of June at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 60 Sturges Road, Wokingham, RG40 2HE from 2-4pm. The funeral mass will be held on Friday the 23rd of June at the same venue from 11 am and thereafter Michael will be laid to rest at All Saints Churchyard, Wokingham which is a walking distance from Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Your presence, prayers, love and support are more than enough, but we would greatly appreciate any support through giving: Internet banking: Ernest Sigwaza, account number 25623382 sort code 070246 OR via the following link https://www.gofundme.com/egenj-support-for-michael-and-his-family For more information please visit the above gofundme page or contact either Rose 07796478780, Jane 07898188086 or Blessing 07938731851. May God bless you as you continue to pray and console the bereaved family and as you come to join us to celebrate a life that touched so many hearts.
 

 

Woman killed in Embakasi building ignored orders to vacate - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

NASA wants IEBC bosses out and ballot tender cancelled

 

Controversy over ballots for the August elections continued Wednesday as NASA demanded the cancellation of a printing tender to a Dubai firm. The Opposition also demanded the resignation of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission CEO Ezra Chiloba and elections operations director Immaculate Kasait, whom they accused of acting in cahoots with State House in procurement of the tender to Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing LLC. In a statement, NASA principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula said the tender must be cancelled and the process restarted to ensure free and fair elections. “Information in our possession indicates that IEBC boss Chiloba and director Kasait were the contacts in the decision to award the tender unprocedurally and illegally to Al Ghurair,” said Mudavadi. Mudavadi also claimed Chiloba was in a State House meeting which was attended by Al Ghurair chief executive officer Aziz Al Ghurair.
 

 

Looking for Next of Kin of Deceased Kenyan Woman in Hamburg, Germany


 A Kenyan lady has passed away in Hamburg and the State is looking for her next of kin. It has been close to a month since the lady passed and her family is yet to be found. A month ago a Kenyan passed away in Hamburg, during the wake organised by the community where funeral arrangements were to be discussed, another Kenyan lady that had attended the event tripped on her way out and fell on the staircase. The lady identified as Wachia Manambo or as Jaridine (Jardin) Graff, would then be rushed to hospital for treatment. On 23rd May, Ms. Manambo passed on at the hospital. Since end of May, Kenyans in Hamburg have sent out appeals in an attempt to locate her family but to no avail. As time is running out, the Kenyan community in Hamburg is sending out an appeal to Kenyans around the world to share this story and help find Ms. Manambo’s family. Anyone with information on how her family may be contacted or who her family is, please contact the Kenyan Embassy in Berlin – +49 30 259 266 0 or Reto Wakenya Pamoja, community organisation in Hamburg – +49 152 139 10054.

 

 

London blaze death toll rises to 12


Twelve people have died in a west London tower block fire and the number of deaths is expected to rise, police have said. Firefighters rescued 65 people from Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, after they were called at 00:54 BST. Witnesses said people were trapped in the tower block, and that some jumped from windows in an effort to escape. Theresa May said there would be a full investigation and "if there are any lessons to be learned they will be". It is understood that "several hundred" people would have been in the block when the fire broke out, most of them sleeping. The tower had around 120 flats. The cause of the fire remains unknown. The ambulance service said 68 patients were taken to six hospitals across London, with 18 in critical care. A further 10 patients made their own way to hospital. But many more people are unaccounted for, and loved ones have appealed on social media for information. Among them is 12-year-old Jessica Urbano Ramirez, 66-year-old retired lorry driver Tony Disson, and securtity guard Mo Tuccu, a British national from Eritrea. Eyewitnesses said they saw lights - thought to be mobile phones or torches - flashing at the top of the block of flats. Trapped residents came to their windows - some holding children. One witness said a baby was caught by a member of the public after being dropped from the tower block. An emergency number - 0800 0961 233 - has been set up for anyone concerned about friends or family.

 

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Building collapse in Nairobi leaves several missing


At least five people were missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in a residential area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, rescue services said on Tuesday, and the city's governor appealed to its owner to come forward and provide architectural plans to help rescuers. Officials said the building's tenants had been asked to leave on Monday after residents reported cracks in the walls. "People [were] evacuated but we might have some people who might have been left behind," Pius Masai, deputy director of the National Disaster Management Unit, told the Reuters news agency at the site of Monday night's collapse. The incident occurred in a very low-income neighbourhood near Nairobi's international airport southeast of the capital, Red Cross spokeswoman Noellah Musundi told the AFP news agency. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

FIRE IN A WEST LONDON BLOCK WITH 600 RESIDENTS


'A number of fatalities' confirmed as huge blaze 'sparked by a faulty FRIDGE' engulfs 27-storey London tower block: Trapped residents build ropes from sheets and hurl themselves from windows in desperate attempt to escape. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
 


* Several people are confirmed dead after a huge inferno broke out at a residential tower block in West London
* Many residents believed to still be trapped inside the 27-storey building as it teeters on the brink of collapse
* More than 600 residents desperately tried to escape the flames as the fire broke out in the middle of the night
* The London Ambulance Service said 50 people have been rushed to five different hospitals around the capital

 

Meeting will be taking place at Kenyan Community Association 97 Stanley Rd, Bootle L20 7DA

Meeting will be taking place at Kenyan Community Association 97 Stanley Rd, Bootle L20 7DA

 

Huge fire engulfs west London 24-storey tower block

West London fire live: Fire service chief confirms there have been fatalities

* 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London destroyed by fire

* Fire service confirms fatalties but has not provided figures
* Blaze broke out around 1am

* Council leader tells Sky News 'hundreds' would have been inside

 

30 people taken to hospital
Witnesses have described people throwing themselves out of the building
Massive blaze engulfed the 27-storey Grenfell Tower on Latimer Road in White City in early hours this morning
Horrifying pictures show massive flames licking up the side of the 27-storey block and burning debris falling
Desperate residents trapped in residential tower have been heard screaming - fatalities have been confirmed
Horrific eyewitness accounts from devastated residents have begun to emerge from the scene today

A number of people have been killed - and several remain trapped - in a large fire on a west London estate being battled by more than 200 firefighters and 40 fire engines. Hundreds of residents in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower have been evacuated from their flats in the burning building, and at least 50 people have been taken to five hospitals in the capital for treatment. Witnesses described hearing screams, watching people throw themselves out of the high-rise block and a woman holding a baby out of a window. Others told of seeing people shouting and waving from the windows for help, and seeing people shining torches from within as the inferno erupted in the dead of night.


The fire brigade said the fire had spread throughout the entire building, now covered in plumes of smoke with visible pockets of fire within the charred structure. Mini explosions could be heard as the blaze shattered windows in the block. London Fire Brigade commissioner Dany Cotton said: "I am very sad to confirm that there have been a number of fatalities. "I cannot confirm the number at this time due to the size and complexity of this building." She described it as an "unprecedented incident", something she had not seen in her 29 years of service. The cause of the blaze is not known yet, but is being investigated, she added. Reporting from the scene, Sky News producer Dan Cairns said residents have been told that if they get calls for help from people inside, to tell them they need to try and "self-evacuate". He added: "They are being told to put a cloth over their mouths and try to get out by themselves."

'A mother on the top floor escaped with her six children. By the time she got to the bottom, she only had four with her': Residents give horrific eyewitness accounts of West London tower block fire

 

Flat holder was told by fire service 'for your own safety, get out'
Paul, who was on the 7th floor, tells Sky News: "I got woken up by the sound of screaming from people down below. People screaming 'don't jump. don't jump. Stay indoors'. So, I went outside to the main corridor to where the other flats were connected to everywhere else and there was black smoke coming at me so so much. So instinct told me 'put my shoes on' and run down stairs. "As I was going downstairs there was fire fighters going upstairs - brave fire fighters going up stairs - with their BA sets on going upstairs trying to rescue as many people as possible. "As they were going up stairs I asked them if they wanted me to knock on people's doors. They said to me 'for your own safety, get out of the building'. "The only problem that I would say as well is the only fire escape where it goes down to the exit, because it is a different entrance to the main entrance, that was the side where the fire was started at. So there was a bit of difficulty getting out."

 

A mother on the top floor of a 24-storey building in

London escaped with her six children


 'A mother on the top floor escaped with her six children. By the time she got to the bottom, she only had four with her': Residents give horrific eyewitness accounts of West London tower block fire. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 

Several people have been confirmed dead
Several people have been confirmed dead after a huge inferno broke out at a residential tower block in West London. Eyewitnesses revealed how families 'begged for their lives' as they tried to escape the blaze, while people are still trapped inside the 27-storey building (shown right) as it teeters on the brink of collapse. More than 600 residents desperately tried to escape the flames as the fire broke out in the middle of the night (pictured left), with many woken by the screams of others and the smell of burning plastic. Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, White City, is currently 'lurching' to one side (pictured main) after a 'very, very severe fire' broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with those inside claiming a fire alarm failed to sound. As residents flooded the streets outside the building, many spoke of members of their family or close neighbours being unaccounted for, as they were forced to watch on as their home and all their belongings went up in flames.


Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta Will

Win by 58%, Western Think Tanks Predict


Unlike the US Presidential election where pollsters predicted a Clinton’s popular vote win, Kenya doesn’t have electoral colleges, instead, the popular vote is final, and the incumbent president is staring to a historic win. On the other hand, analysts in Kenya predict Odinga;s worst defeat in his political career. Raila Odinga is staring at one of the most humiliating defeats in his career. More of his supporters believe he has become too predictable, a liar, a source of ethnic conflict, and political instability in East Africa’s largest economy.


International and local pollsters project 55year President Uhuru Kenyatta will be reelected with a landslide during the August general elections. Little known pollster ‘Elections Pollster’ which predicted a Macron win in France projects Mr. Kenyatta will win 58% of the vote against Mr. Odinga’s 38%. The poll results echoes several others conducted in the recent past by Infortrak and Ipsos Synovate pollsters. Both pollsters project predict Mr Kenyatta will win with a landslide in August. Western Think Tanks Predicts Kenyatta will get slightly over 10.5 million votes out of the slightly over 16million verified voters leaving Mr Odinga with less than 5million votes. The West warns that Mr Odinga’s slogan of 10million win is a ploy to hoodwink Kenyans to believe he will win. “Odinga’s 10million votes win is a lie derived from our projections that President Kenyatta will win the election with over 10.5million votes in August”, Claims a Western official.


South Africa Based Think Tank Predicts Apathy in Nyanza and Western.
According to Jared Jeffery, senior analysts at NKC Africa Economics in Paarl South Africa, 35% of National Super Alliance supporters are lethargic of Odinga’s streak of fails. Analyst’s project that there’s a risk that even in Raila Odinga’s backyard of Nyanza, President Kenyatta will garner thrice as much votes as he got in the last General election. There’s a risk that Odinga’s three unsuccessful bids to secure the presidency may result in apathy among potential supporters.


Elections Pollster
Majority of women in Kenya will vote for the youthful and down to earth Kenyatta. 35% of Odinga’s backyard will also vote Mr Kenyatta since they are tired of Odinga’s losses and empty rhetoric. If the tired 35% of Odinga’s supporters vote for Kenyatta, Odinga will not score more than 4million votes in the General election. He will be routed out of the political arena forever. Even if the entire Luo Nyanza doesn’t give Mr Kenyatta a single vote, he will enjoy 10.5 million votes from the rest of the country while Mr Odinga will not get more than 6 million votes. It is impossible for Odinga to get more votes than he got in the last election.


Bath, England
According to Emma Gordon, Senior Analyst at Bath, England based risk consultancy, the opposition support is completely disillusioned this time and it’s impossible to determine actual political preference of the entire block. Odinga’s last 3 grand fails, the 2007 political violence which he engineered, and the 1982 coup are making a section of his supporters jittery about his 4th attempt.


Teneo Strategy, Dubai
According to Ahmed Salim, Senior Analyst at Teneo Strategy, a Dubai based firm, President Kenyatta would have enjoyed a landslide win were it not for the discontent about cost of living and the narrative about corruption which has been manufactured by the opposition. If he can be able to turn these two issues around to his advantage in 2 months, he will win the 1st round with over 60%.  Despite the public discontent, Kenyatta will win the election since he enjoys massive following in both his backyard and swing counties. The jubilee mobilization and large turnout in both Jubilee strongholds and swing counties guarantees Kenyatta a clean win and leaves no chance for 72 year old Odinga. Political analyst from both jubilee and NASA party know the reality that the no of newly registered voters released by IEBC gives jubilee party a head start. It is clear this time round, jubilee party will win by a bigger margin compared to 2013 and whatever the opposition does to avoid the inevitable defeat will fail.
In the last elections, the opposition enjoyed a slight majority in six out of seven counties marked as battle grounds, but still, that did not stop Uhuru Kenyatta from routing Raila Odinga on the first attempt with over fifty percent of the registered population voting him in office. Today, Jubilee has more counties against the combined opposition “In only one hour, I realized why Kenyan opposition is bitter with President Kenyatta. If he was my opponent, I would also be scared of him; this man is a great debater and a diplomat. If I was running against him, I wouldn’t have any hope of being reelected because his eloquence alone would deny me another term” German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. - fp-news.com

 

 

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

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Hotter weather heads for the UK - 30C highs predicted


Britain will be basking in tropical weather this weekend, with temperatures set to reach 30C (86F) in parts. Warmer weather is set to arrive on Wednesday after making its way to the UK from the Azores. Sky weather presenter Kirsty McCabe predicts the mercury will rise into the mid to high-20s for many areas and could top 30C in central and southern Britain by the weekend. That would be nearly double the usual average of 17C for the time of year. "Southern and central parts will have the highest temperatures but there is a risk of wind and rain further north," she said. "The hot spell will continue into next week, but later in the week it will become more unsettled." The best of the warm weather is unlikely to reach Scotland and the North from the weekend onwards. London and the South will also have warm, sticky nights this week, with 13C (55F) predicted for Friday overnight and 18C (64F) overnight on Saturday.
 

 

 

 

Cost of diaspora remittances high as tech improves

Sending money from the United Kingdom (UK) to Africa is more expensive than to anywhere else in the world despite new technologies that should make money remittances cheaper. A new report to be released on Thursday during the Global Remittance Conference in New York, US, argues that existing technologies like regional automated clearing houses, remittance payment processing hubs should make sending money from UK to Africa very economical. The report commissioned by Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) and written by Developing Markets Associates (DMA) showed that in Kenya, £334 million (Sh44.4 billion) is sent annually by 151,073 Kenyans living in the UK. The average cost of sending £120 (Sh15,960) from the UK to Kenya is seven per cent, much lower though than to Tanzania that costs 14 per cent. “Sending money home is very expensive, compared to the relatively low incomes of migrant workers and the small amounts they typically send,” said DMA chief executive Leon Isaacs. “The real challenges contributing to higher costs of sending money from the UK to Africa are not fixable by new technologies alone. Instead, we need to focus on scaling existing technology, creating the regulatory environments for those technologies and on changing consumer behaviour to make the sending of money digital from end-to-end,” added Mr Isaacs. The report showed that the average cost of sending money from UK to Africa is almost 10 per cent, compared to the global average of just over seven per cent. The report also showed that 1.5 million people in the UK send over £4 billion to Africa every year. But it revealed that nine out of 10 of these transactions are carried out using cash and only one in 20 is initiated online. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals say by 2030 the global average price for remittances should not exceed three per cent of face value, with the most expensive countries not being more than five per cent. - businessdailyafrica.com

 

Evangelist Loise and Edward Mareka are in UK

Evangelist  Loise and her husband Edward Ndungu Mereka (centre) from Kenya, preaching at PCEA UK Outreach at Memorial Community Church, London, on Sunday 11th June, 2017 hosted by Rev. Edwin Kibathi (2nd from left wearing a rainbow colours Ministerial Church Robe).  This coming weekend the couple will be  preaching in DFMI Leicester, UK  with Judy and Pastor Samuel Kinuthia Muiruri (far right). Evangelist  Loise and Edward Ndungu Mereka  are looking for their friend in UK, a Mr. Peter Thuo Gachuru and his wife Mary Nduku. Peter Thuo Gachuru is  brother to the former Kandara MP Hon. Gachuru. You can reach the couple through 07397869725.

 

 

Do you know Mr.  Peter Thuo Gachuru in UK?

Evangelist  Loise and Edward Mereka are looking for Mr. Peter Thuo Gachuru and his wife Mary Nduku in UK. Peter Thuo Gachuru is  brother to the former Kandara MP Hon. Gachuru. You can reach the couple through 07397869725

 

 

President Kenyatta pledges to accept August 8 poll outcome

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Give IEBC space, Uhuru tells politicians, says he will humbly concede defeat


President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned politicians against threatening the IEBC on elections and reiterated he will hand over power peacefully if defeated. Uhuru is seeking a second and final term and will vie against NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga, who has lost three times before. Raila is building an alliance to challenge the August 8 general election, which will also include parliamentary and local votes. In May, the NASA team threatened to boycott the election if IEBC amends laws stopping the declaration of presidential results at the polling station. But the President said: "The IEBC must must be given space. They need to be given respect. We must not undermine [their] authority in the court of public opinion." "For IEBC to ensure public trust, they must be given space to operate without harassment or negativity," he added in an address to the media at Eldoret State Lodge on Tuesday. He added only the commission is mandated with announcing the final results, not politicians. The President said the IEBC must be allowed to be the returning officer. "In our constitution, they alone are granted the right to tally and announce votes. No politician should insist [on anything different] because they will destroy the country." He added that politicians dissatisfied with the election should follow procedure and seek intervention through courts. "Any attack upon the IEBC is an attack upon an important pillar that supports our democracy."

Uhuru noted his willingness to hand over power in another call for peace. "I assure Kenyans that my commitment to peace and stability is so close to my heart. If you, the people, tell me on August 8 that you want fresh leadership, I will humbly step aside for my successor," he said. Uhuru said his competitors should also commit to maintaining peace and conceding defeat. "In 2002 when I lost the elections, I conceded. I am proud and urge my competitors to pronounce themselves on this matter. They should commit to this, ensure peace and accept the decision of Kenyans in August." Uhuru noted Kenya has many parties but that this is the very reason for unity as democracy is allowed. "We are a young country made up of a fabric of diversity for which we should be proud. Our democracy should be unashamedly protected," he said. In January, the President said he will hand over power if he loses the August 8, 2017 elections. Uhuru was responding to a question by a journalist whether he will accept the outcome or refuse to step down like what happened in Gambia. Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost in the December elections to President Adama Barrow. His exit ended rising tension as thousands of troops from Senegal and Nigeria who entered the tiny country were poised to swoop on the capital Banjul. - The Star

 

 

Opposition chief Raila Odinga and his NASA brigade plan to raise at

least Sh1 billion next week at a banquet to oil his presidential campaign

 

Bodyguards attached to Alfred Mutua’s wife die in road accident
Four people were killed after a saloon car collided head on with a Toyota land cruiser along Nairobi-Mombasa highway early Tuesday morning. Police said the accident occurred at Lukenya area after the driver of the land cruiser who was heading towards Nairobi direction tried to overtake but collided head-on with an oncoming car belonging to the County Government of Machakos. All the four occupants in the saloon car died on the spot while the driver of the Toyota land cruiser sustained slight injuries and was rushed to Mater Hospital for treatment.

 

Raila Odinga opposes ballot tender award to Dubai firm

 

Tribunal disqualifies Susan Kihika from Nakuru senator race

 

Jubilee Nakuru Senator aspirant Susan Kihika was dealt a blow after her nomination was nullified on Monday. The Political Parties Disputes Tribunal said her candidature is unconstitutional. The tribunal chaired by Kyalo Mbobu said Kihika is ineligible for the August 8 poll as she is still in office as the Speaker of Nakuru County Assembly. The argument is that the Jubilee Party violated the law by presenting her name yet she had not resigned as required by law. Article 99 of the Constitution states that a candidate who is still a member of the county assembly cannot vie for MP before resigning. The petition against Kihika was filed by Margaret Wanjiru Kiiru who is vying for the seat as an independent candidate. = Source link-the-star.co.ke

 

A US appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised "travel ban" on

people from six mainly Muslim nations. Ruling on a case brought by the state of Hawaii, the appeal

judges found that the executive order violated existing immigration legislation

 

 

YOU LIFE IS IN THE HANDS OF GOD

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Things You Didn’t Know about Alaska
Alaska is less than 50 miles from Russia.

 

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KCB Group offers to take over National Bank of Kenya

KCB Group, Kenya's biggest lender by assets, has proposed to take over National Bank of Kenya through a share swap, to increase its share of the government's banking business, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday. Kenya's banking industry is undergoing consolidation after the closure of two mid-sized lenders and a third smaller one, in the months to April 2016, exposed weaknesses caused by corporate governance lapses. KCB and National Bank of Kenya share the same largest shareholders, the state and the state's pension fund, and they have both traditionally competed for the government's banking business, including deposits. In its proposal, KCB, which also operates in neighbouring countries, said it would initially take over 70 percent of shares of National Bank of Kenya, before announcing its offer for the remaining stake. It said in the documents it would offer shares of KCB to the owners of National Bank of Kenya to complete the deal, but it was also open to other transaction modes. - The Standard

 

 Annette Mahu with gospel artist Grace

Mwai at Kenyan fellowship Leeds, UK

Giraffe Ark CEO Mrs. Annette Mahu (left in yellow) presenting in Leeds on Saturday and

on right posing for a photo Gospel Artist Grace Mwai (in red) and othe guests
 

 It was a busy day for Giraffe Ark CEO Annette Mahu and her team on Saturday morning 10th June, 2017 in  Leeds where they attended a Kenyan fellowship which was well attended by Kenyans in all over UK. They introduced their proprieties on sale to the Community in Leeds where many people committed to buy their properties which are affordable to buy. Later in the afternoon the team had another meeting in Coventry where the group introduced their products. Giraffe Ark Game Lodge has of late become a hotspot with Celebrities weddings. You can contact the team in UK through their CEO Annette on  07542073067.  - CLICK HERE FOR THEIR PROPERTY INFORMATION.
 

 

Smaller banks yet to adopt Pesalink money

The National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich and KBA Chairman

Lamin Manjang during the launch of PesaLink in Nairobi

Smaller lenders and banks headquartered outside the country are yet to get on board the digital money transfer platform Pesalink, Kenya Bankers Association has said. KBA said the digital platform has so far been adopted by 26 of the 41 banks adding that all the big banks have already signed up for it. “The ones that are remaining are really the smaller ones. All the big banks are on board. Some banks might have small technical hitches but they are at various stages of getting the product approval at the Central Bank,” KBA chief executive Habil Olaka said. He said some of the lenders yet to adopt the platform have not yet received approval from their head offices especially those based outside the country. “Once they get approvals, they start the local process of getting on board. However that is not something we are worried about,” Olaka said. He said Pesalink which had been running on pilot basis since February had so far registered more than 3.5 million customers four months since its rollout. This is a 59.1 per cent increase from 2.2 million subscribers KBA reported after its first month. The platform will provide bank customers with a price competitive peer to peer money transfer platform, providing 24 hour real-time services. The platform is aimed at speeding money transfer processes and facilitating interoperability within the banking sector through digitization. “As the programme develops, we shall extend the service to the business community by facilitating transaction services,” Olaka said. “Eventually the service will support government payments placing our economy squarely in the digital age.” Olaka said that the platform should not be viewed as competition against mobile money transfer services but rather be adopted as a complementary service office as the country moves to a more digital and cashless economy. Speaking at the official launch yesterday, Treasury CS Henry Rotich lauded the banking sector for its efforts in using technology to spearhead a cash-light and cashless economy. “By simplifying the way we do business between banks, this milestone will solidify the financial inclusion agenda of the government of Kenya,” Rotich said. - The Star

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS PESALINK MONEY TRANSFER?


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. What is PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?


PesaLink is a new money transfer service that enables interbank transfers from one person to another on all banks retail payment channels. It is developed and owned by Kenyan banks through their umbrella body, Kenya Bankers Association (KBA).


2. Why should I use PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?


PesaLink is real-time, available 24/7 and you can transfer from as low as KES 10 to as high as
KES. 999,999. It is also safe since it eliminates the use of cash as a mode of payment.


3. How do I transfer transfer transfer transfer money using PesaLink PesaLink PesaLink PesaLink from my ABC Bank account? account? account? account?


To send money, you only need to visit any ABC Bank Branch and fill in the PesaLink form. Our
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You then present the completed form to the Teller who will verify your account details and
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In the initial phase, the service will be available only in our branches. Soon it will be available
on our Internet Banking Platform, and our soon to be launched Mobile Banking App.


5. Which Banks are part of PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
All Kenyan banks which are members of Kenya Bankers Association (KBA).


6. How do I receive receive receive receive payments payments payments payments using my mobile phone number on PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
To receive payments one has to have linked their phone number to an account. You will get
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7. How do I register register register registerfor PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?


No registration is required to use PesaLink.

 

 

MEET THE NEW IMMIGRATION ATTACHE AT THE

KENYA HIGH COMMISSION, LONDON

Meet the new Immigration Attaché at the offices of the Kenya High Commission, London. Mr. Evans Kinyanjui from Nairobi is the new immigration boss replacing Mr. Benson Wekhule  who has been recalled back to Nairobi. A polite and down to earth person told Mr. Seed: "We are here to serve the Kenya government without favour or discrimination.". We take this opportunity to welcome Mr. Kinyanjui to London and ask him: "Did you carry your kabuti? - winter is a few months away."

 

 

 

 

Are We Headed for a Coalition

Government Between NASA and Jubilee?

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ICC regrets collapse of Kenyan cases, hopes they will be revived


 The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecution has finally expressed its regrets on the Kenyan cases that collapsed before full trial at the court and is now longing for a future Kenyan regime that will fully cooperate with it to revive the cases. In a candid conversation on the sidelines of an international justice symposium in Arusha earlier this week, ICC’s Senior Trial Lawyer Anton Steynberg admitted to lapses in prosecutorial strategy that contributed to collapse of the cases. - Sunday Standard

 

 

 

 

 

Three Lessons Jubilee and NASA can Learn from the UK elections

By Mwalimu Alex Kamau, London

The near political castration of Prime Minister Teresa May provides sobering lessons that both political camps in Kenya can learn from. First negative campaigns rarely deliver. Teresa May's Conservative party portrayed Jeremy Corbyn as a reckless bogeyman rather than a worthy competitor. Jeremy Corbyn offered a message of hope and optimism in sharp contrast to Teresa May's warning and threats of what a Labour win would mean. Jubilee's mistaken portrayal of Raila as a nuisance unworthy to be president fits neatly in this mold.

Second is the declining power of the traditional media-Newspapers, TV and such. Labour effectively and portently deployed social media to deliver its message on key electoral issues such as health (NHS), education and housing. Targeting students, Ethnic minorities and first time voters resulted in marginal constituencies falling swiftly to Labour. So far NASA has the edge in deploying social media. Their only shortcoming is the toxic negativity and pessimism of their message; portraying Kenya as a chaotic and dystopian mess.

Finally is the danger of making unrealistic promises. Jeremy Corbyn may come to be haunted by his two key promises-free university education and nationalizing key industries such as railways. Both have a price tag in excess of £250 billions. The hopeless promise by Raila to bring down the cost of unga, bus fare and rent as well as free secondary education from September can be seen in this light. While free education is deliverable, clearly not in 3 weeks after polling day. Integrity is important. Those who think they know it all retrogress in life. Those happy to learn never lose vibrance .

 

 

Today in our church

By Charles Gichiri

Today in our church was a a talk by MARK MILLER the CEO of the US fast food restaurant 'Chicken Fillet'. Their restaurants do sales worth $9 billion dollars a year, with 3 million customers a day.

Topic was 'The Heart of Leadership'. 10% is Skills, 90% is Character (the heart).

The most valuable advice he's ever received "Guard your heart, for all things flow from it' ~ Solomon

 

 

How Uhuru Kenyatta dinner raised millions in two hours


 President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked campaign donors not to hedge their bets by funding him and his political rivals ahead of this year's General Election. This came as indications emerged that at least Sh1 billion was collected in less than two hours in an exclusive dinner attended by President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto on Friday night. The invite-only fundraiser, which was meant to bolster Mr Kenyatta’s re-election campaign kitty, brought together business titans and top government officials at the Safari Park Hotel and Casino in Nairobi. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

 

 

 

 

Election 2017: Investors unnerved by economic uncertainty

 

Fears that political uncertainty will hurt consumer spending have hit shares in UK retailers and housebuilders. The prospect of a hung parliament and speculation about the election result's impact on Brexit saw the value of sterling slide against the dollar. Although the FTSE 100 closed 1% up - boosted by companies that earn profits in dollars - domestic stocks like Next and Barratt Developments were hit hard. "Disposable incomes will be stretched," said analyst Nicholas Hyett By late afternoon trading, sterling was down 1.7% against the dollar at $1.2735. And against the euro, the pound was down 1.5% at 1.1377. The weakening pound makes imported goods' prices higher and squeezes consumers' ability to spend. Mr Hyett, from Hargreaves Lansdown, ran through the affected sectors: "Housebuilders are down across the board, but they're joined by restaurants, high street banks, fashion retailers and media outlets. "The implication is clear, consumer's disposable incomes are expected to be stretched, and big ticket items, like property upgrades, as well as little luxuries." Housebuilders, including Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon, saw falls of up to 5%, but recovered slightly to finish between 2%-3% down Retailers were also big fallers, but pared loses in late trading. Next closed 1.75% down, and Marks and Spencer closed 1.8% lower. Banks most dependant on the UK were also hit. Royal Bank of Scotland closed down 2.4%. However, shares overall were higher with the benchmark FTSE 100 index up 1% at 7,527 points. Miners and commodity stocks were among the main gainers. A fall in the value of the pound tends to boost the FTSE 100 as the majority of companies in the index have significant operations overseas. A weaker pound means profits earned abroad are worth more when converted back into sterling.

 

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WORD OF TODAY

Habakkuk 1:2

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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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Our guest singer today is Judith Kisimba from the Republic of Tanzania - CLICK HERE

 

 

DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories


The DUP has agreed to the principles of a proposal to back the Tories on a "confidence and supply basis", Downing Street says. Such an agreement would see the Northern Irish party's 10 MPs support the Conservatives on crucial votes when Parliament returns next week. Number 10 said the arrangement will be put to the Cabinet for discussion on Monday. A Downing Street spokesman added: "We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond." Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to oppose a Theresa May government and the Queen's Speech "all the way", telling the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be Prime Minister. This is still on. Absolutely." Prime Minister Theresa May had sent Gavin Williamson, her chief whip, to Belfast to lead talks with the party's officials. Earlier, she had made clear of her desire to secure support from "friends and allies" in the DUP ahead of the Queen's Speech on 19 June. An online petition demanding a Tory-DUP minority government is stopped has amassed more than 580,000 signatures, amid concerns over its stance on gay rights, abortion and the death penalty. Following the announcement, the Lib Dems called on Mrs May to make the terms of her deal with the DUP "clear to the British people immediately". Tim Farron said: "The actions of this Government will have profound implications for the Brexit negotiations and the future of our country. At such a critical time, the Prime Minister must be clear with the people about the deal she has stitched up with the DUP behind closed doors." Meanwhile, Sinn Fein accused the DUP of betraying the interests of Northern Ireland - with Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill predicting the confidence and supply deal would "end in tears".

 

Bodaboda riders prey on young school

going girls spreading HIV in Kisumu

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Bitcoin, the most powerful currency on planet earth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact Mr. Seed on 07951220695 or misterseed@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta leads Jubilee campaigns

in Elgeyo Marakwet as cattle rustlers attack

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16,000 aspirants vie for positions in August polls


A total of 16,259 Kenyans will compete for the 1,882 positions in the August General Election, in a high-stakes polls that will churn out the country’s highest number of losers. The 2017 candidate count is an increase of 3,483 from the 12,776 that expressed interest in the various seats in the March 4, 2013 elections. The final figure will be known after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reviews the list of 4,950 independent candidates. The number, however, falls way below the IEBC’s forecast of 40,000 candidates. MCA seat has attracted the most candidates. About 9,133 candidates aspire to be MCAs on party tickets while 2,000 will run as independents. “The commission will have to have longer ballot papers with the increased number of candidates. When we procure, we provide dimensions for how the ballot will be,” said IEBC chief executive Ezra Chiloba earlier, adding that the longer ballots will mean longer time taken by a voter in a polling booth. Eight people, including President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee and ODM’s Raila Odinga, have been fronted by political candidates to contest for the State House job. - Business Daily

 

Looking for Cecilia Nyaga

Looking for Cecilia Nyaga, she lived in Reading and was studying a PHD degree at Reading University. If you know her kindly contact:


Rose Muigai of martynsRose Solicitors london and GlascoteRose Advocates, Kenya
Tel: +254725542875, +254780542875.

 

 

London attack: Men 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

The London Bridge attackers tried to hire a seven-and-a-half tonne lorry to carry out their attack, police say. But the three men failed to provide payment details and the vehicle was not picked up, prompting them to use a smaller van from a DIY store instead. The men drove into pedestrians on the bridge before stabbing people in Borough Market seven days ago. Police said the men tied 12in (30cm) pink ceramic knives to their wrists and had petrol bombs in the van. Eight people were killed and dozens more were injured in the attack, which began shortly before 22:00 BST on 3 June. Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba have been named as the attackers, who were all shot dead. Scotland Yard wants more witnesses to come forward and is also appealing to companies who hire out vans to report any suspicious activity. Early on Saturday, police said they had arrested a man, 27, on suspicion of preparing terrorists acts, after carrying out a raid in Ilford, east London, linked to the attack. At 02:05 BST, police also arrested another man, 28, at a residential address in Barking, also on suspicion of preparing terrorists acts. In its most detailed description of the attack yet, the Metropolitan Police said the men had also rented a flat in Barking, east London, to use as a safe house.

 

 

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UK elections observation by publisher at Newsafrica Magazine, Moffat Ekoriko, who is Nigerian

I have just cast my vote in the UK parliamentary elections. I have come away with the conviction that a country is what its citizens want it to be. When I was going to vote, I took an identification document with me.

I got to the polling booth but no one asked for the ID. They simply asked for my name which they ticked on the voters' roll. No one is afraid that fake voters would turn up. In Nigeria, I would have needed my Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to vote. The distribution of the PVC would have been used to disenfranchise some sections of the country. Even with the PVC, there would still be multiple voting, juveniles would still vote and the results would not tally with the number of voters.

I was given the ballot paper, probably printed on a normal press. It was a white paper with black print: no security features. Try that in Nigeria and every printing press in Nigeria would have been paid overnight by politicians to print fake ballot papers.

I was given a pencil to cast my vote. I mean 'pencil' as in the one produced in Akwa Ibom. I simply marked 'X' against the candidate of my choice. In Nigeria, someone would have been waiting with an eraser to change my vote before the counting.

I forgot to mention that there were no policemen (or soldiers) to maintain security; no party agents to ensure there was no foul play; no observers to report on the credibility of the elections, and no thugs to intimidate voters. Lest I forget too, the polling station is in a gym with people building their muscles in the adjoining rooms. There is no need to declare a work free day and restrict movement. Life is carrying on as normal and the economy would not lose today's output.

I can hear somebody say that is a matured democracy. My take is, how did we learn how to wear rolex watches and drive Range Rover cars without learning how to conduct elections? Shakespeare was right: the answer is in us, not our stars.

 

 

11 accused of SGR vandalism face charges


Some of the 11 people arrested in connection to vandalism of the Standard Gauge Railway are arraigned in court on June 9, 2017. Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Alexander Muteti opposed the release of the accused on bond. 


Eleven people who were arrested in connection to vandalism of the multibillion-shilling Standard Gauge Railway line have been charged with sabotage, destruction of infrastructure and engaging in organised criminal activity. Among the accused, seven were charged with dealing in scrap metal without a license contrary to the Scrap Metal Act. The accused who appeared before Mombasa senior principal magistrate Lillian Tsuma Lewa denied the charges. They are Peterson Senteu, Theophilas Mwongela, Bernard Maina, Joseph Mbugua, James Ndichu, Wilbrod Omondi, Joel Kabiru, Mugi Nyaga, Moses Wanyama, David Musyoki and Nicholas Muthuku. The prosecution applied for a warrant of arrest against another suspect Paul Sila. Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Alexander Muteti opposed the release of the accused on bond. He said the timing of the destruction manifests the intention to sabotage the launch of the railway service. Mr Muteti further argued that the offence of sabotage attracts a sentence of life imprisonment upon conviction, hence it may tempt the accused to escape should they be released on bond. The court will deliver a ruling on Monday next week whether the accused will be released on bond or not. - Daily Nation.

 

Kenyan man shot dead in Las Vegas Nevada


We are sad to announce the death of Patrick Kariuki of Las Vegas Nevada which occurred on  3rd June 2017.Patrick was found dead in his car with gunshot wounds. He was a beloved brother to Gertrude Njenga of Seattle Washington and brother in law to David Wainaina of Washington Lakewood. He was Cousins to Lusia Kilonzi of U.S.A. and  Nzuba  Kilonzi of Canada. Family and friends are meeting daily at 2941 Deep Creek Ln Las Vegas NV 89156. Burial dates will be announced later. Kindly click here to help with funeral expenses- https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-expenses-for-patrick-kuria For more details,you can contact: Gertrude Njenga-9136053242. - Diasporamessenger.com

 

May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

Theresa May has said she will put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists to guide the UK through crucial Brexit talks.
Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, she said only her party had the "legitimacy" to govern, despite falling eight seats short of a majority.
Later, she said she "obviously wanted a different result" and was "sorry" for colleagues who lost their seats. But Labour said they were the "real winners". The Lib Dems said Mrs May should be "ashamed" of carrying on. The Tories needed 326 seats to win another majority but, with 649 out of the 650 seats declared, they fell short and must rely on the DUP to continue to rule.

 

 

Election results live: Hung parliament - May says she intends to form a government
 After meeting the Queen, Theresa May says she intends to form a government that will "deliver on the will of the British people" .

Key points:

Britain has a hung parliament as no party has the 326 seats needed for an absolute majority
Theresa May tells UK "let's get to work" as she forms her government
 Jeremy Corbyn says Mrs May should go
 UKIP has no MPs and leader Paul Nuttall has resigned
 Shock losses include Nick Clegg, Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson


 Prime Minister Theresa May has lost seats in the general election in a stunning reversal of her hopes
 Ashen faced Mrs May vows to stay on despite hammering insisting she can provide 'certainty' for the country
 She has struck a deal with the 10 MPs from the DUP and is going to see the Queen to ask to form government
 But Tories are already breaking ranks to make clear that Mrs May must consider her position after the result
 Labour leader this morning demanded that Mrs May 'go' and make way for a Labour-led government
 With just one seat left to count, Conservatives are down from 330 to 318, and Labour up from 232 to 261
 Ministers including Jane Ellison and Ben Gummer have been ousted in a surge by Mr Corbyn's party

 
 
 Theresa May insisted she could still provide 'certainty' for Britain as PM today despite the Tories suffering devastating losses when her election gamble backfired. Mrs May declared her determination to carry on in Downing Street for a full five-year term after getting permission from the Queen to form a government, even though she has lost her Commons majority. She said she was still leader of the largest party in the Commons and was confident of support from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). But incredibly Mrs May failed even to mention that she had humiliatingly lost seats to Labour after calling the election three years early in a bid to capitalise on sky-high poll ratings. The statement came as Mrs May's own MPs sharpened knives against her, and a jubilant Jeremy Corbyn demanded she make way for him to become PM. As CCHQ reels with shock after being completely blindsided by the election meltdown, key members of her Cabinet, such as Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, have yet to surface to offer their support. Brexit Secretary David Davis is the only one to have made a clear declaration that she should stay, insisting he would fight 'tooth and nail' to keep her in post. Meanwhile, senior MPs such as Sarah Wollaston, Anna Soubry and Nicky Morgan have openly called for Mrs May to step aside - with the latter suggesting she should go within 'weeks or months' because her credibility is shot. Even the DUP, whom Mrs May must now rely on to keep her in Downing Street, said it would be 'difficult' for her to cling on. Meanwhile, it is not yet clear what price the party will extract in return for propping her up as premier. The only thing saving Mrs May from utter disaster overnight was the Tory performance in Scotland. The party's leader north of the border, Ruth Davidson, inspired a 12-seat surge that ousted theSNP's former First Minister Alex Salmond in Gordon and Westminster leader Angus Robertson in Moray.

 

 

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Mrs May declared her determination to carry on in Downing Street after going to see the Queen


Mrs May declared her determination to carry on in Downing Street after going to see the Queen to request permission to form a government - even though she has lost her Commons majority. She said she was still leader of the largest party in the Commons - but failed to even mention she had humiliatingly lost seats to Labour after calling the election three years early in a bid to capitalise on sky-high poll ratings. The defiant move came as Mrs May faces open calls from her own MPs to 'consider her position', while a jubilant Jeremy Corbyn has demanded she make way for him to become PM. Former chancellor George Osborne lambasted her campaign performance as 'wooden' and her manifesto as a disaster. Even the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), whose 10 MPs Mrs May is set to rely on to keep her in Downing Street, said it would be 'difficult' for her to cling on.

 

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Theresa May to seek to form UK government


Theresa May will visit Buckingham Palace at 12:30 BST to seek permission to form a UK government, despite losing her Commons majority. The prime minister is attempting to stay in office on the understanding that the Democratic Unionist Party will support her minority administration. With one seat left to declare, the Tories are eight seats short of the 326 figure needed to command a majority. Jeremy Corbyn has urged her to quit, saying Labour is "ready to serve". After a disappointing night for the Conservatives, Theresa May faces ending up with 12 fewer seats than when she called the election and will need the support of other parties to govern.


The Tories are forecast to end up with 319 seats ahead of Labour on 261, the SNP 35 and the Lib Dems on 12. The DUP won 10 seats. Combined, the Tories and the DUP would have 329 MPs in the Commons. Mrs May has signalled her intention to carry on in Downing Street, saying the country needs "stability" with the start of Brexit negotiations 10 days away. It is thought Mrs May will seek some kind of informal arrangement with the DUP that could see it "lend" its support the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis, known as "confidence and supply". The DUP is currently meeting to discuss what it has said is a "messy" situation. A DUP source confirmed soundings had been made, but nothing formal had been agreed. Talk of an agreement was described as "premature". Labour has said it is also ready to form a minority government of its own, after far exceeding expectations by picking up 29 seats in England, Wales and Scotland. But even if it joined together in a so-called progressive alliance with the SNP, Lib Dems, Green Party and Plaid Cymru, it would only reach 313 seats - short of the 326 figure.


The Conservatives have argued in the event of a hung Parliament, Mrs May gets the opportunity to form a government first, as her predecessor David Cameron did in 2010 when there was also no clear winner but the party had comfortably more seats than their nearest rival. Mrs May has faced calls to quit from within her own party, with Anna Soubry saying she should consider her position after a "disastrous" campaign and Nigel Evans saying "things needs to change" in her dealings with the party. However, many MPs have urged her to stay on. Mr Corbyn, speaking after being re-elected in Islington North, said it was time for Mrs May to "make way" for a government that would be "truly representative of the people of this country". He later told the BBC it was it was "pretty clear who has won this election". "We are ready to serve the people who have put their trust in us," he said - but he also stressed he would not enter into any "pacts or deals" with other parties. Lord O'Donnell, formerly the UK's top civil servant, told the BBC that the prime minister had a duty to stay in post "for now" and had the right to seek the confidence of the House of Commons by asking it to approve a Queen's Speech, scheduled for 19 June. Meanwhile, UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has quit after his party failed to win any seats and saw its vote collapse across the country.

 

 

Election results 2017: 20 things you may have missed

From the section Election 2017


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It's difficult to catch everything during an election night whirlwind of facts, stats and spin. Beyond the immediate headlines, here are 20 things you may have missed.

1. High-profile scalps
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Media captionThe moment Nick Clegg lost his seat
The SNP has suffered some of the night's biggest losses. Former leader Alex Salmond, who was Scotland's first minister between 2007 and 2014, lost his Gordon seat to the Scottish Conservatives. The SNP leader in Westminster, Angus Robertson, also lost his Moray seat to the Tories.
Former Lib Dem Leader and deputy PM Nick Clegg also suffered a fall from grace. He looked visibly upset when he lost his Sheffield Hallam seat - which he had held for 12 years - to Labour. But his departure didn't seem to shock everyone. "Who is Nick Clegg?" was one of the top trending questions on Google overnight.

2. People turned out to vote
Turnout is the highest since 1997. It's up by 2% to 69%.

3. Jeremy Corbyn got young voters to turn out
Jeremy CorbynImage copyrightPA
It looks like Labour has been successful in persuading young voters to turn out and vote for the party.
There has been a greater swing to Labour in seats with a higher population of 18 to 24-year-olds, according to professor of politics John Curtice.
Turnout has also increased more in seats with young people - and Labour's vote seems to have advanced most in constituencies where the turnout increased most.

4. More female MPs than ever before
A record number of female MPs have been elected. There will be more than 207 women in this Parliament, outnumbering the 196 women elected in 2015.
About 30% of candidates were women this year - up from the previous record of 26% in 2015. However the actual number of women standing was down from 1,036 to 983.
Record number of female MPs

5. Ruth Davidson is the biggest Tory winner
Mrs May may have had a terrible night, but the Scottish Conservative leader has arguably achieved one of the biggest success stories of recent UK political history.
The Scottish Tories were wiped out by the Tony Blair landslide in 1997 and narrowly escaped oblivion again in 2015 when the SNP swept to power in 56 of Scotland's 59 constituencies. The party's single MP hung on by only a few hundred votes.
Now they're back. The Conservatives won 13 seats in Scotland - the party's best performance in Scotland since 1983. The SNP are currently on 34 seats.

6. Sunderland lost its podium position
Sunderland has historically been the first place to count and declare its results. But this year it lost out to Newcastle in the battle to be first, trumping its neighbour.
Newcastle Central was declared first at 23:01 BST, followed by Houghton and Sunderland South nine minutes later. Sunderland has been the fastest to declare for the past six elections.

7. The first female Sikh MP was elected
New Labour MP Preet Kaur Gill retained the party's seat of Birmingham Edgbaston, becoming the UK's first female Sikh MP. The 44-year-old, who got a majority of 6,917, said her passion for politics was inspired by her late father and his close friend Lord King, who became the first Sikh peer in the UK.
The seat of Birmingham Edgbaston has been continuously represented by women from both main parties since 1953.
Preet Gill elected as first female Sikh MP

8. It may have been the Brexit election after all
Labour has done well in seats that voted to Remain in the EU. The Tories have seen an uptick in seats that voted strongly to Leave, but far less than Labour's gain.
The swing to Labour in seats where Remain won over 55% in 2016 is averaging seven points, whereas there is a 1% swing to the Conservatives in seats where over 60% voted for Leave, according to Mr Curtice.

9. Jeremy Corbyn performed the most awkward high-five ever
Jeremy Corbyn and Emily ThornberryImage copyrightREUTERS
The Labour leader might have had a belter of a night, but he needs to work on his high-fives. Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry appeared to get a slap across the chest when he overreached.

10. Theresa May stood against a person called Lord Buckethead
Mrs May had an unusual opponent in her constituency of Maidenhead Lord Buckethead, who won 249 votes. It's not the first time he's tried to be an MP. In 1987, Lord Buckethead stood against Margaret Thatcher in Finchley, winning 131 votes. And in 1992, he stood against then prime minister John Major.
Lord Buckethead wasn't the only odd person the PM shared a stage with. Bobby "Elmo" Smith, pictured above, got three votes.

11. Tim Farron went up against Mr Fishfinger
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron also had an unusual opponent in his Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency, Mr Fishfinger.
Mr Fishfinger raised enough money to cover his £500 deposit through a crowdfunding page. He managed to win 309 votes.

12. The smallest majority was just two votes
The battle for Richmond Park - between the Conservative's Zac Goldsmith and Lib Dem's Sarah Olney - came down to 45 votes after two recounts, with the Conservatives winning with a majority of 45.
But there was an even closer race in Scotland. The SNP held onto the Fife North East seat by just two votes - 0.005% of the vote - following three recounts.

13. Nigel Farage might make a political comeback
Nigel Farage
Mr Farage resigned as UKIP party leader last July, but said he would have "no choice" but to return to frontline politics if Brexit was under threat.
It wouldn't be the first time the former UKIP leader has done a U-turn. He resigned after failing to win a seat in 2015, but later decided he "owed it to the party to stay" on as leader.

14. There's a surge of interest in the DUP
DUP leader Arlene Foster is hugged by deputy leader Nigel Dodds at the count centre in Belfast, Northern IrelandImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
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Arlene Foster's DUP made big gains, winning 10 seats
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) built its 2015 general election campaign around the idea that its MPs might be kingmakers at Westminster.
But that's the position the 10 newly returned DUP MPs are now in given the hung parliament.
Senior DUP figures have made clear their antipathy towards Jeremy Corbyn because of his historic links with Sinn Féin but Theresa May - or whoever succeeds her - could be a plausible partner, as both parties are pro-Brexit and right of centre on many issues. It's too early to say whether they might consider a formal coalition or a more informal "confidence and supply" arrangement, according to sources.

The DUP website crashed on Friday morning after a surge of interest. DUP was also one of the most searched terms on Google.
Could DUP be Westminster kingmakers?

15. John Curtice became a social media star
Mr Curtice's polling wisdom has attracted a bit of a cult following for years, but his social media fame reached a peak on election night.
A Twitter page called, "Is John Curtice on TV", designed to monitor and celebrate Curtice's TV appearances, was started in April and has more than 8,000 followers.

16. Two-party politics is back
British politics has returned to a two-party system on the greatest scale since the 1970s.
In 2015, UKIP achieved 12.6% of the popular vote, while the SNP won 56 of the 59 seats it contested. This year the vote share was Conservative 42%, Labour 40%, Lib Dem 7%, UKIP 2% and the Greens 2%.
The SNP remain the largest party in Scotland but the Conservatives have won 12 seats off them so far, Labour has won seven and the Lib Dems three.

17. Kensington could go red
The count in the extremely wealthy central London constituency of Kensington was suspended following a request for a third recount, because staff were too tired. There is speculation that the seat, which has been strongly Tory since its inception, could go Labour for the first time in its history.

18. Mansfield had its own 'Oscars moment'
Mansfield, in Nottinghamshire, had its own version of the Oscars' "Envelopegate" - after the returning officer announced the wrong winning candidate.
The Conservatives took Mansfield for the first time, overturning 94 years of Labour rule.

19. The pound plummeted
Pound Sterling - United States Dollar
On Friday morning, it was down more than 2% against the dollar at $1.26800 - its biggest single day drop of the year.
It was almost 2% lower against the euro at 1.13300 euros.
Pound falls sharply but UK shares rise.

20. The biggest swing of the night
The biggest swing - 20.4% - was in Alex Salmond's constituency of Gordon, which went from SNP to Conservative.

 

UK Election uncertainty stalks the market

Uncertainty - we'll be hearing a lot more of that word over the next few hours. When the general election exit poll was revealed at 10pm, the pound immediately dropped by 2% as investors took a position that a hung parliament was a possible outcome of the general election. Why would that cause the currency to decline? Because a hung parliament means that the government's direction of travel would be less certain. Deals would have to be done, and those vital Brexit negotiations possibly become all the more difficult. The future of the UK economy could be confused by a fog of political to-ing and fro-ing. Nervousness would increase and investors in charge of large amounts of global capital could decide to move their money to more attractive markets, such as the eurozone where growth has picked up and political risk (the major Dutch and French elections are behind us for example) has reduced. In any election investors would rather a large majority, frankly for either the Conservatives or for Labour, as that means the threat of another general election recedes. The direction of travel for the economy also becomes more certain. Now, since that exit poll, the first results have suggested that the Conservatives may be doing slightly better than that exit poll suggested. The pound has also rallied a little. What looks likely, though, is that the result is going to be tight, and whoever forms the next government will not have the certainty investors would prefer.

 

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

Belly Fat
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

Summary

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

Victor Kihu

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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

THE STORM THAT HIT CAPE TOWN - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


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

Team Uhuru

 

 

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
 

 

 

 

Most educated people in Kenya are poor.

Not just poor, but very Poor. Why?

Because 80% of the educated people in Kenya earn less than Kshs. 50,000 for a salary before tax and other deductions. When the deductions are put into consideration, the net salary comes to around Kshs 35,000.


The net salary then suffers from loan deductions of up to 10,000 leaving the salary at around kshs 25,000. The landlord then demands for his 10,000 and monthly shopping takes away 5,000 leaving one with a 10,000. The bus will demand for 4,000 going to and from work and relatives get another 2,000. Remaining 5,000 can't even take care of one kid in a nice private school, whole salary is gone and borrowed money starts operating. The borrowed money includes short loans and salary advances whereby payment is up to 50% in interest.

The difference between poverty and prosperity is property. A prosperous person has property to his name while a poverty stricken person has no property to show. Using this understanding, therefore, most of the degree holders are poverty stricken, borrowing money to buy chicken and chips, pizza, buy expensive gadgets for show off and loaned cars to surprise their enemies.

The biggest excuse for getting paid such low amounts of money and having to sit and work for another person for 30 days in 30 years plus is THE DEGREE that one possesses and that’s all. This has made most of the degree holders very poor to poverty stricken and will die that way most likely. A degree holder does not know how to generate money unless that money is generated for the employer. A degree holder is so dependent on the salary that he can do anything to get a job but will not think of starting a business of his own to employ others. Employee is good but use it as a doorway into entrepreneurship. You are not good in business. Then build rental houses.

1. A degree holder is not prepared to sell chips but is very happy to work in Kenchic, Java etc for hungry lion.

2. A degree holder is not prepared to sell popcorn in the street but is very happy to work at Safaricom/Airtel/Suppermarket outlet daily standing from 8:00am to 6:00Pm going home with 10,000,20,000 or 25,000 per month.

3. A degree holder is not prepared to sell second hand clothes but is very happy to be employed by an Asian selling same clothes.

4. A degree holder is not prepared to make Kshs100,000 monthly doing his own business but is very happy to work at the till in a bank getting paid 40,000-70,000 while 50% of same cash go for Tax and Vat.

5. A degree holder is not prepared to start a company and grow it in two to three years but will spend three years searching for a job.

6. A degree holder is not prepared to sell food to students but will be happy to be reporting to a boss with no qualifications as long as he is paid 30,000 for a salary.

7. A degree holder is so eager to get out of this country and work in another country than spend time to develop his own country.

8. A degree holder staying in a foreign land is very keen to condemn Kenya but never contributing to the development of this country.

9. A Kenya degree holder would rather sweep the streets of London or USA than start a business and make money in Kenya – others work in people’s homes doing some work you can't explain.

10. A degree holder in Kenya will watch porn on his laptop but never to write a book using the same laptop to sell and make money.

11. A degree holder will blame the government for lack of jobs even after he was on government bursary for him to have his degree.

12. A degree holder will spent entire day betting rather than looking for proper way to grow their income.

13. Kenya is blessed with people who have master’s degree and others are doctors in different technical fields such as IT and Engineering but all of them have failed to create a cartoon character and develop a movie from the same instead very happy to buy Tom and Jerry for their children thereby promoting America.

At the school I go to, there is a man that is of very humble background. He does not speak English but sells Coke, Fanta and Sprite at 35 each making a profit of around 10 on each drink. He also sells chips at 100 making a profit of 30 on each portion. Not less than 100 students buy chips and a drink every single day. This means he makes a profit of 40 for a drink and chips and a total profit of 4,000 per day…every single day. In ten days he makes a profit of 40,000, in twenty days 80,000 and in thirty days 120,000. Which means in a bad month he goes home with not less than 70,000.

The degree holder working in a bank at the till gets a salary of 50,000 every month.

Why are the degree holders poor?

Because they have decided to pride themselves in a degree and failed to think better than a man who does not have even a certificate to his name.

Degree holders spend their time liking articles on linkedIn and facebook but never have any care in the world to implement what they like. Poverty starts from the mind, a mind that just likes things but never to implement those things.

If you want to progress, throw away that degree and start thinking better than someone without a degree. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and work like an ox for your business. Your hard work will pay off.

Mind shift

Received from Mwalimu Alex Kamau, London

 

 

 

 

London attack: The victims

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Our Second Presidential Debate: Change vs Continuity

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CAUGHT WITH SIR CHARLES IN LONDON

Former Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe with Sir Charles Njonjo in London last week.

 

 

 

UN gave seeds to starving S Sudanese farmers. They ate them

NEW YORK

United Nations has warned that South Sudan’s hunger crisis may worsen due to unchecked corruption, lagging donations and lack of political will to end the country’s civil war. Famine that has adversely affected part of South Sudan may soon spread as humanitarian agencies struggle to deliver sufficient aid, said José Graziano da Silva, director of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Washington DC, on Tuesday. To illustrate the desperation now gripping millions of South Sudanese, Mr da Silva told a think-tank audience: “We just distributed seeds in South Sudan. And they ate them — all the seeds. And we can't blame them for that.” David Beasley, director of the UN's World Food Programme, added that “rebel forces in South Sudan will lay down their arms if they can get food for their families.”

LOSS OF LIVES

Funding for aid has not come close to what's needed to prevent massive loss of lives to famine, said Mr Beasley who recently visited South Sudan and Somalia with Mr da Silva. “Donors are exhausted to fund a situation where they don't see results,” Mr da Silva observed. Conflict is the main cause of hunger in South Sudan, but the warring parties have failed to make peace, he noted. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad), a grouping of eight countries in the Horn of Africa, “has the political power” to help end the fighting in South Sudan, Mr da Silva observed, “But they are divided. Half support one side [in South Sudan's civil war]; half the other.”

MEDIA ATTENTION

Mr Beasley suggested that lack of media attention is also responsible for the failure to provide adequate relief in South Sudan and other countries experiencing severe food shortages. “In France, all you hear is Le Pen, Le Pen, Le Pen,” he said in regard to right-wing leader Marine Le Pen. “In the UK, all you hear is Brexit, Brexit, Brexit. And in the US it's Trump, Trump, Trump.” “People are not hearing messages” about hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria and Yemen, the World Food Program chief remarked. “It's dampened by all the clutter out there.” Mr Beasley, a former governor of the US state of South Carolina, exuded confidence, however, that “the US government, from the White House to the Capitol, will be there when it counts.”

AMERICA FIRST

“If you want to put America first,” Mr Beasley said in reference to President Trump's slogan, “you'll fund the World Food Programme and the FAO.” Investments in food aid will save the US and other world powers hundreds of millions of dollars because such assistance is an effective tool in countering violent extremism, he argued. Mr Beasley also praised a US child-feeding programme that Mr Trump has proposed to eliminate. He said he saw the positive effects of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education initiative during a recent visit to a slum in Nairobi. But in calling for its termination, the White House said the school-related feeding effort “is duplicative of US Agency for International Development programmes, lacks evidence that it is being effectively implemented and has unaddressed oversight and performance monitoring challenges.” - Daily Nation

 

A Kenyan lady from Slough has passed away in a Reading Hospital on Monday 5th June 2017. More later

 

 

Police arrest man, 38, at Heathrow Airport in connection with Manchester Arena terror attack
 The 38-year-old man was arrested in a dramatic swoop at Heathrow Airport
 He becomes the 19th person to be detained in connection, with 12 now released
 22 died when Salman Abedi detonated a bomb after an Arian Grande concert

 

 

Gospel Singer Grace Mwai from Kenya is in UK

Grace Mwai  (left) a renowned Gospel Artist from Kenya is in UK. She arrived in the UK a week ago  on a mission to tour the UK sponsored by Giraffe Ark Game Lodge in Nyeri. Giraffe Art (right photo) is one of the top wedding venues in Kenya. A large number of celebrities from diaspora as well as local have officiated their wedding in the Ark.  With her is the CEO of  Giraffe Ark Game Lodge Mrs Annette Mahu (2nd from left) . Grace has performed in Nottingham and Leeds. You can contact Grace Mwai through +447440239136 or +447428168406. She is known for bringing hope to the society through music. The best thing about Giraffe Ark Game Lodge is that it is a one Stop Shop for a wedding, holiday homes, hotel and wedding venue all in the same place. You can book for holiday or wedding and get 10 per cent discount courtesy of Mr. Seed, London. The CEO Mrs. Annette Mahu contact in UK is 07718173424.

 

Kenya's $3.2 Billion Train Project

Beats Nigeria's $12 Billion Train Project

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London attack: Third attacker named as Youssef Zaghba

Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba carried out the London Bridge attacks

 

The third London Bridge attacker has been named as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, a Moroccan-Italian man. Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking were the other two attackers. Two more victims have been been named - Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, and French national Alexandre Pigeard, 27, died in Saturday night's attack. They were among seven people killed - 48 were also injured - before the three attackers were shot dead by police. Fresh arrest Zaghba, Butt and Redouane drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market. Armed officers killed all three within eight minutes of receiving a 999 call. The Metropolitan Police said Butt had been subject to an investigation in 2015, but there had been no suggestion this attack was being planned.

 

HOW DID THAT FOOL OVERTAKE ME?

MATATU TOUT VS. BANK EMPLOYEE

How did that fool overtake me? That’s the question that lingers in the minds of most people when they turn 55. They know very well that they studied hard, worked hard and lived a generally organized life. What they really can’t figure out is how that rugged looking, unschooled tout in the street managed to build an economy 100 times better than theirs. How did that D- (Minus) material manage to own acres and acres of real estate? Or how did that mtumba seller manage to build a bungalow while I am still struggling to pay for a mortgaged two bedroom apartment? Well, that’s the sad reality of life. Sometimes those from whom not much is expected are the ones who pull a couple of surprise moves in life. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 

 

Giza la Gaza : Makala ya upekuzi kuhusu genge hatari la Gaza

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Daliso Chaponda gives Amanda the golden giggles - Auditions Week 3 - Britain’s Got Talent 2017 - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

One man, four wives: The new hit reality TV show


Musa Mseleku and his four wives


A new hit reality TV show has restarted a debate over the traditional practice of polygamy in South Africa. Musa Mseleku says he wants to change people's perceptions of polygamy. And he's getting some help - from his four wives. The 43-year-old property developer, along with his wives and their 10 children, are the stars of a new reality show called Uthando Nes’thembu, which translates as "Love and Polygamy". The series, which premiered 19 May, is consistently a top trending topic on Twitter in South Africa, with thousands of tweets debating the place of this traditional set-up in modern society. The show is filmed at the Mselekus' rural homestead near Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal's south coast. The four wives each have their own house but share the land. "One of the biggest misconceptions [about] polygamous lifestyles is that it is a culture which seeks to oppress women," Mr Mseleku tells BBC Trending radio. "That's one of the reasons we wanted to do the show, to allow people to see that it's not like that in our case. I want to show men that you can be in a polygamous relationship and also be a considerate husband." However, not everyone agrees. While several people expressed their appreciationfor the show, some feel that the lifestyle is indeed restrictive. Some tweeters, mostly female, picked up on an episode where Mseleku insisted on a 17:00 curfew for his wives. They also have to ask his permission if they want to hang out with their friends or drink alcohol. "I believe that in each and every house, especially us as South Africans, we believe your husband is like your god," Thobile Mseleku, Musa's fourth wife, tells BBC Trending, "So you can't just do what you wish, unless he gives you his blessing." Musa Mseleku adds that he also has restrictions imposed on him. He has to be home an hour earlier than his wives, he says, "so I can prepare for them all!"

 

The family coming together


Thobile and Musa have been married for nine years. When she met him, he already had two other wives, so she says that she knew what she was getting into. Her grandparents had also been part of a polygamous family. She says that the four wives - the others are Busisiwe MaCele, Nokukhanya MaYeni and Mbali MaNgwabe - are like sisters and rely on each other for advice and help. But the show, which explores how the four Mrs Mselekus balance their daily routine, careers (which include business and government jobs), household commitments and parenting duties, also shows the tensions within the family. "Our biggest source of conflict is time," Thobile Mseleku says. "It can be frustrating if we're all going to go out together and one is ready and you have to wait for one of the other wives." Time, adds Musa, is something he thinks about a lot. "I try to make sure that I divide my time equally between the women and my children." In South Africa, polygamy - while not adopted by the majority of people - is not illegal, nor specific to a particular religion. It is most common among the Zulu ethnic group, and South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, himself a Zulu, has three wives. Ndela Ntshangase, a lecturer in the school of Zulu studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, says that the polygamous unions in South Africa began to wane in the 19th century when white missionaries preached that conversion to Christianity entailed divorcing one's "extra" wives. "British colonisers pushed [monogamy] down the throats of black people through taxes that rose for each wife, and land allocations with insufficient space for polygamous family units," Ntshangase says. But can it work both ways? Would Musa Mseleku be OK with one of his wives taking another husband? "No way," he laughs, "I would die!" Thobile says her husband's attitude doesn't bother her. "We chose this life. We chose him and him alone." So is there room for a fifth wife? "We are exploring that on the show," Musa says, "so keep tuned in."

 

 

Kenyan man shot dead by a gunman in Birmingham, Alabama, USA


An Atlanta-based Kenyan man succumbed to injuries Sunday morning after he was shot by a gunman while working at a petrol station in Birmingham, Alabama, in the United States. Mike Mulwa, 29, was shot following an altercation on Saturday night at a Citgo filling station, located on 9800 block of Parkway East in Birmingham. A statement from local police said that officers from the East Precinct responded to an emergency call at around 11.30pm on Saturday and found two people trying to resuscitate the victim. “Mulwa was rushed to the University of Alabama trauma hospital where he underwent surgery but died from the gunshot wound at 4.30am on Sunday,” read the statement. Investigators believe robbery was the motive.


ALTERCATION
By Sunday evening, detectives were still investigating the shooting and asked anyone with any information to call the police. “Investigators are sure an altercation took place inside the location and at some point the victim was shot,” said Sgt. Bryan Shelton, the lead detective. “People should be able to go to work and return home without being the victim of a crime. Our investigators will work hard to bring this family answers and bring the killer to justice,” added Shelton. A family member told the Nation that Mr Mulwa was the founder of the #254 clothes label and the proprietor of the #254 skill-wear fashion brand. The Kenyan community in Atlanta was shocked by the news of Mr Mulwa’s death “His wife, who is expectant with their third child, is in disbelief and is totally saddened by the news,” said Chege Maina, a close family friend.


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By Sunday evening, detectives were still piecing together evidence from the scene of the crime, including reviewing footage from security cameras. Mr Mulwa lived in Atlanta but worked in Alabama, according to family members. Family members told a local TV station that he had called a friend to say he had been shot and asked him to call 911. Mr Mulwa’s parents, Violent Mueni and Councillor Ngangi, and his only surviving brother, Vincent Mutuku, live in Kenya. He moved to the US in 2008, and worked at various department stores in Atlanta before landing a job with Shaw Industries. His family described him as soft-spoken and kind. He leaves behind a widow, two children and an unborn baby. - Source link-nation.co.ke

 

Nakuru Governor Mbugua withdraws re-election bid in favour of Jubilee’s Kinyanjui

 

 

Death Announcement For Loise Wangu Chegge Of Anaheim California, USA


 On Friday, June 2nd, 2017 our beloved Loise Wangu Chegge passed away following a battle with cancer. Loise was a faithful and kind wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend who gave of herself to those she met. She was generous, warm and hospitable, opening her heart and her home to everyone. Loise was a founding and active member of Kanitha ya Utugi wa Magegania, now known as Church ofAmazing Grace International in Santa Ana, California. As an ordained elder in the church, Loise mentored and was a spiritual mother to many young women, teaching them to serve and honor the Lord. Please join us – her family and friends – as we celebrate her life, knowing that she has touched our hearts in many ways. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated in helping us honor her legacy as we lay her to rest. A GoFundMe page has been established to aid in this effort (https://www.gofundme.com/loise-wangu-chegge-memorial) and up-to-date information on memorial and funeral arrangements can be found on her page at https://m.facebook.com/loisewanguchegge/?notif_t=page_invite_accepted&notif_id=1496620706238319&ref=m_notif. Donations can also be made through the Square Cash app to (951) 488-2900. - Diasporamessenger.com
 

 

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MAMA NDUTA OF BARKING, UK HAS LOST HER MUM BACK INKENYA

Mama Nduta (above) of Themesview, Barking, London has lost her Mother back in Kenya today

Monday 5th June 2017. For more information please comfort her on 07951875248.

 

 CAUGHT IN THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Mrs. Rose Claw and Naomi Gitu from UK posing with Sonko in Nairobi last week

 

YOUNG KENYAN MUKURINO WHO WORKS FOR

WORLD BANK AND IS A PROFESSOR IN US
He is the son of Professor Wachira Waigwa of Texas, USA

Young Kenyan Mukurino Professor Waigwa Wachira (left) with his father Professor Wachira

Waigwa of Texas, USA His two daughters and the wife have retained their head gear

 

He is a proud Mukurino who works in Washington DC and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a master’s degree in History from Tarleton State University and a PhD in Public Administration and Management (Public Finance and Public Management from the University of North Texas.) Allow us to introduce to you one of the most impressive young Kenyan professionals doing Kenya proud. He goes by the name David Waigwa Wachira but his father insists he is Dr. Wachira. The first thing you will notice about Mr Wachira is his Akorino turban. In fact, when Julie Gichuru first met him weeks ago in Washington DC, she asked for a picture with him because she had never seen a “Man of the Cloth” (Akorino) outside Kenya. But his religion aside, David Wachira has an impressive profile and works in one of the world’s most prestigious institutions, The World Bank. He handles operations, analytic and advisory work in the roles he has been assigned to in the global institution.

Professor Solomon Waigwa and wife pose for a photo after powerful Revival meeting held in August at St Paul’s Community Church Lawrence,Massachusetts.Professor Solomon Waigwa is the founder and senior pastor of Rhema. Mr. Seed visited their home a few years ago


He started his work at World Bank as a Young Professional before he moved on to his role as a public sector specialist in the Governance Global Practice sector which he has been working on since September 2013. Mr Wachira is also a part-time lecturer having taught public policy in the Political Science department at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He has also served as a teaching fellow in University of North Texas and as an assistant professor of History and Economics at Wiley College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a master’s degree in History from Tarleton State University and a PhD in Public Administration and Management (Public Finance and Public Management from the University of North Texas.) Wachira’s CV is pretty impressive but so are other aspects of his life. His accent, for example, wowed Kenyans when Julie Gichuru shared the clip below on Instagram. - ksnmedia.com

 

 

A WORD OF APPRECIATION FROM SARAH IKUMU'S FAMILY

The family of Sarah Njoki Ikumu would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in voting, prayer and moral support during time when Sarah was participating in Britain's Got Talent event. "Your contribution in one way or another is highly appreciated. May God bless you all." the family said.

 

 

WOMAN'S GUILD WEEK 2017 IN LONDON

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.

Mrs. Mary Gachukia (left) delivered the word to a well attended service

Woman's Guild presenting the Guild's Theme Song at the service where men also proved themselves.

 

 

DAUGHTER SEED JOINS 10 KM NOTTINGHAM MARATHON

Margaret Njiiri well known as Daughter Seed (3rd from far right) joined hundreds of women participants at the Race for Life 10 km marathon in Nottingham, UK on Sunday 4th June 2017. Margaret and her workmates joined thousands of women in the race to fight against cancer. Hundreds took the Race for Life fund-raising events taking place across the UK to help cancer patient. There was about 300 events in 2017, making Race for Life cancer’s worst enemy. Mr. Jackson Njiiri and his wife Mrs. Sharon Karanja have registered to participate during next year's London Marathon. This follows a sucessful journey to climb Mt. Kenya in April this year where they reached Lenana Pick.

 

Dr Rev Joe Njoroge from USA is in London

Dr. Rev. Joe Njoroge from Georgia, USA is in UK. The learned friend arrived in UK last week. He is hosted by Pastor Anthony Kimani of London Mission Christian Centre. Dr. Njoroge is the Head, Department of History & Political Science, Professor of Political Science & Religion School of Liberal Arts, Abraham Baldwin A. College/University System of Georgia, ABAC 20, 2802 Moore Highway Tifton, GA 31793-2601. OFFICE: 229-391-5087. His contact in UK is through Pastor Kimani on 07984817253 or drjoenjoroge@gmail.com

 

 

 

Ethiopia surpasses Kenya to become east Africa’s top economic giant

Ethiopia has surpassed Kenya to become east Africa’s top economic giant. According to data from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Ethiopia’s annual economic output, (Gross Domestic Product - GDP), hit $72.52 billion (Sh7.4 trillion) last year from $64.68 billion in 2015 and is expected to touch $78.3 billion this year. Ethiopia opened a Sh3 billion gap against former leader Kenya to make it east Africa's top economic giant. Ethiopia’s growth has been attributed to public-led spending on infrastructure and a robust domestic demand. According to data from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Ethiopia’s annual economic output, also known as the gross domestic product (GDP), hit $72.52 billion (Sh7.4 trillion) last year from $64.68 billion in 2015 and is expected to touch $78.3 billion this year. This has opened a Sh3 billion gap against former leader Kenya to make it East Africa’s top economic giant.


Ethiopia’s winning qualities
The country’s growth has been attributed to public-led spending on infrastructure and a robust domestic demand. The African Economic Outlook report said “Public investments are expected to continue driving growth in the short and medium term with huge investments in infrastructure and the development of industrial parks, prioritized to ease bottlenecks to structural transformation, which will still have to take shape with industry playing a significant role in the economy,” The landlocked country is now an emerging industrial hub offering manufacturers, mostly Chinese firms, cheaper electricity at Sh6.9 (6.7 US cents) per kilowatt hour (kWh), half Kenya’s industrial tariff of Sh14.22 (13.8 US cents). Similarly a number of projects in Ethiopia such as the $5 billion (Sh515 billion) Grand Renaissance Dam and the $475 million (Sh48.9 billion) 32-kilometre light rail project (first metro service in sub-Saharan Africa) may well steer the country’s economic output even further.

 

 

More London terror raids in East Ham


Police reveal eight officers fired 50 shots in the London Bridge area during the attack and that a member of the public was hit.

 

KEY POINTS:
Seven people killed and 48 injured in a terror attack in the London Bridge area around 10pm
A van hit pedestrians then drove to Borough Market - where three attackers started stabbing people
Armed officers shot three attackers dead within eight minutes of the first call
Hero police officer first on scene took on all three terrorists - he is in a serious condition
Police raid home of one of the attackers - detain five people
Theresa May says the UK is "far too tolerant of extremism" and vows "enough is enough"
The General Election will go ahead on 8 June after brief suspension of campaigning


Anyone worried about friends or relatives is advised to call 0800 096 1233 or 020 7158 0197


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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that one of the people who died in the attack was a Canadian citizen.In a statement Mr Trudeau said: "Canada strongly condemns the senseless attack that took place last night in London, United Kingdom, which killed and injured many innocent people. I am heartbroken that a Canadian is among those killed. "We grieve with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, and wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery. "Londoners and people across the United Kingdom have always displayed strength and resilience in the face of adversity. We recently witnessed this after the attacks in Manchester and in the Westminster area of London. This time will be no different."


16:37
Mark White, in Barking, says at the Kings Road address there is a considerable construction of scaffolding in the back garden of the flat with a tarpaulin such that it looks like an excavation will take place.


16:34
This is the scene of the raid in Kings Road, Barking
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He said the member of the public who was shot was injured and is recovering in hospital


16:29
The military were not involved in the incident


16:28
They are increasingly confident that three "individuals" were involved


16:28
He makes an appeal for continued vigilance and if anyone sees anything suspicious to get in touch


16:27
He advises that people travelling to work in London checks with their transport company in case of any changes to the schedules


16:27
An off duty police officer was caught up in the attack. He continues to recover in hospital


16:26
He adds: "Three armed men wearing what appeared to be suicide belts. I'm not suprised that faced with what appeared to be suicide attackers, they fired what was an unprecendented number of rounds. "A member of public also suffered a gunshot wound.  "Several people have been killed. Work to identify them will take some time as some are from abroad."


16:25
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, making a statement with more details about what happened. He says 50 bullets were fired by eight officers.


16:24
Mark White adds: "About two hours ago, four women who were in the property, all heads covered, were brought out of the property."


16:22
He has more information about the raid in Kings Road.He says officers from the Counter Terrorism Firearms Command "smashed their way into" the ground floor flat before using "stun grenades inside".  There were injuries reported inside the property and an ambulance was called. Four men were taken out and one woman and all were sat on the ground while they were made secure before being taken away.


The woman was allowed back in.
16:17
Mark White in Barking says the Kings Road raid at 7am this morning is just "one of a number of raids" taking place in Barking.


16:15
Alastair Bunkall at the scene on the East Ham raid says that it took place at 387 Barking Road. He says at this stage the significance is unknown.
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16:03
Sky cameraman reports anti-terror operation ongoing in East Ham, nearby Barking

 

 

Terrifying moment three Jihadis are shot dead

by police after killing seven and hurting 48 in London

LONDON, Sunday 4th June, 2017 - Three Jihadi terrorists have been shot dead by armed police after killing six people and injuring at least 48 more during a horrific knife rampage in central London last night. This photo appears to show the suspects lying dead on the ground outside Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market. The man in the centre of the image appears to be wearing an Arsenal football shirt

 

Terrifying moment three Jihadis are shot dead by police after killing seven and hurting 48: Gang yell 'This is for Allah' after mowing down crowd on London Bridge then going on stabbing frenzy in bars:


* The men, described as being 'of Mediterranean origin', drove the white van at 50mph across the bridge
* They mowed down up to 20 pedestrians, then jumped out of the van and began 'randomly stabbing' people
* Attackers stabbed people with 12-inch hunting knives at busy pubs and bars in nearby Borough Market
* Police shot dead the three terrorists - one of whom was wearing an Arsenal shirt - within eight minutes
* One horrified woman said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut at London Bridge
* Terror comes just 12 days after the Manchester attack and 10 weeks after the Westminster atrocity


 

 

Three Jihadi terrorists were shot dead by armed police after killing seven people and injuring 48 others in a horrific van and knife rampage in central London last night. The men, described as being 'of Mediterranean origin', mowed down up to 20 revellers as they careered across London Bridge in an 'S shape' at 50mph before they began 'randomly stabbing' people in nearby Borough Market. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

 

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Kenya to launch transit visas by January 2018

Tourism Cabinet secretary Najib Balala poses for a picture with KQ and KTB after the launch of Boeing 787

dreamliner AT KQ headquarter along the Airport North road in Embakasi,Nairobi on April 26,2017.


The government will soon roll out a transit visa for tourists passing through Nairobi to other destinations in a bid to boost the recovering tourism in the country, Tourism CS Najib Balala announced on Friday. The visa will be valid for four days, he said. Addressing more than 200 delegates during the official opening of the Tourism Innovation and Change Forum in Nairobi, Balala said the plan has been approved by the Cabinet. “The president has directed myself and ... (Interior CS Joseph) Nkaissery to create a framework with Kenya Airways and by January 1, there will be a transit visa for people who come to Kenya via Kenya Airways. That is a decision that has been made,” Balala said. The CS, however, said is there is need for policymakers and tourism players to be dynamic and innovative in pricing products based on demand as shaped by high- and low-seasons. “If our low season is April, May and June, let’s reduce our visa entry fee during the same period,” he said. “When the trends are higher we make it expensive (and) when the trends are lower we make it cheaper.” Balala said the policy to charge flat fees throughout the year at different tourist destinations was not a competitive strategy.

 

He pledged to propose a change of policy before the Cabinet. Tourism contributes about 10 per cent to the country’s national wealth – technically referred to as gross domestic product – with an estimated one million tourists visiting the country every year on average. The conference discussed measures and strategies that can help the industry diversify its product offering to enhance sustainable growth. Traffic congestion, insecurity, inadequate digital innovations, low-quality entertainment and little innovations in terms of service delivery were some of the key challenges pointed out in the forum. Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohammed, who represented President Uhuru Kenyatta at the conference, challenged investors to look at expanding tourist facilities beyond Nairobi and Mombasa “Each county has a unique aspect to leverage on,” she said. Amina said the Jubilee adminstration was committed to bettering the investment environment. “A new cruise ship terminal is under construction and will be completed by September 2017 at berth 1 in Mombasa Port,” she said. “Additionally, Sh7 billion was allocated in the current 2016-2017 budget for modernisation of major airports and airstrips, including Moi International airport, Isiolo, Malindi, Kisumu and Lamu.” - The Star

 

Britain's Got Talent final: Sarah Njoki Ikumu got 7th Position

Congratulations to you Sarah, we are proud of you

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WORD OF TODAY

Proverbs 16:18

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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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Our guest singer today is Judith Babirye from the Republic of Uganda - CLICK HERE

 

 

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

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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

 

 

WAIYAKI WA HINGA THE GREAT KIKUYU WORRIOR

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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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Voters in the small southern African kingdom of Lesotho cast ballots Saturday in an election widely expected to lead to another fractious coalition government and the risk of deepening instability. It is the third general election since 2012 in Lesotho, where years of political in-fighting have undermined attempts to tackle dire poverty and unemployment.


A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN UK


It is with deep regret we announce the death of James Apollo Agutu, who died on Wednesday 24th May in :Lewisham, South London. He was husband to Mary Otieno Agutu, and father to Paul Dimo, Solomon Ochaye, Phillip Osumba, David Oruko, and grandfather to James, Erastus, Joyce, Mikhail, Oliver, Samantha, Niamh and Aidan. A memorial/ fundraising event will be held on Saturday 17th June at the Railway Telegraph Public House, 112 Stanstead Road, London SE23 1BS from 3 pm till late. For those who are unable to attend but would like to make a financial contribution the account details are: Natwest Bank Sort code 60 22 53 Account No 89430425 JA& D Agutu. For more information please contact Mr. Agutu the son on 07958358317.

 

 

 

Bitcoin, the most powerful currency on planet earth

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Giraffe Ark's Game Lodge Long

Neck has now reached Canada

CLICK HERE FOR GIRAFFE ARK GAME LODGE

Mr. Peter Mahu Muthee of Giraffe Park Game Lodge and Golden Pearl is in Canana promoting his chain of properties in Kenya. He is accompanied by one of his staff Mr. Kelvin Githuku. The team is offering fantastic offers on their wide range of properties in Kenya which are going at a very reasonable prices. While the husband is in Canada his wife is in UK and will be attending Kenya Community Rebuild in Swindon on Saturday 3rd June 2017. The couples are the owners of the wonderful Giraffe Ark Game Lodge in Nyeri where many high class wedding facilities are available. Their prices for both Holiday Homes in Nyeri, Land in Thika and Isinya are affordable to the common man. Peter Mahu Muthee's contact in Canada is through his Whatsapp +254 724239383 and for his wife Annett in UK is +44 7542073067 or Whatsapp +254 716620108. For more information about their properties visit http://www.goldenpearl.co.ke

 

 

 

National Geographic Documentary - Struggle for existence - Wildlife Animal - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

SPORTS/BBQ DAY WITH PCEA CHURCH IN LONDON

The PCEA Church in London (worshipping at St Matthews), Stratford had a colourful Sports/BBQ day last weekend at Flandersfield Community Centre. The church organises sports days in the summer to allow all ages of church members and their families to participate in a variety of sports including track races, football, netball among other sporting activities. The day is also a good time for families to share a meal around and the much loved 'nyama choma' (roast meat) roasted at the site. The annual Barbeque cum Sport day event on bank holiday Monday 29th May 2017 where hundreds of guests attended.  The event which was well attended gave all the opportunity to participate in their favourite activities including football, athletics, netball, Zumba and 'banya'.   The highlight of the event was the meal especially the delicious nyama choma Kenya style.
Due to great demand, the church is looking into organising another sports day before end of this summer.

Tug of war for men, women, children and youth took place

 

Time for nyama choma as guests sat patiently waiting for the choma.

 

 

Crowds at one of Germany's biggest music festivals have been evacuated because of "concrete leads" of a possible terror threat.

 

 

10 Impressive Benefits Of Laughter


The health benefits of laughter include the reduction of stress hormones and blood pressure, as well as increased blood flow and oxygenation to the cells and organs. Laughing provides a natural workout for a number of muscle groups, can defend against illness, and even increase the response of beneficial tumor and disease-killing cells throughout the body. Laughter has also been shown to increase memory, intelligence, and creativity. Laughter is a natural response to stimuli that our individual personalities find funny, whether in the form of images, sounds, physical sensations, or memories. The physical response of laughter is very fast. After our senses are exposed to something “funny”, an electric current runs through our nervous system to our cerebral cortex. The higher brain functions in the left hemisphere decode the words and the syntactical structure in a very analytic approach to the information, while the more creative right hemisphere understands the humor, or “gets it”. The visual center of our brain then forms an image of the humorous idea, while our emotional (limbic) system releases chemicals that improve mood or promote happiness. Finally, our motor functioning makes us laugh, smile, or double over for a real knee-slapper.


By seeking out humorous situations or participating in activities that will stimulate laughter, you are giving your body a chance to exercise the diaphragm, as well as facial, leg, back, and abdominal muscles. Cortisol and adrenaline levels in the body, which are considered stress hormones, can be reduced through laughter, thereby adding to overall health. Also, the increase in respiration aids in the oxygenation of blood flowing to the brain and the rest of the body. Humor is also a way to increase retention of information in academic or professional settings because of the higher number of mental connections between the information and emotional responses (laughter). The number of Gamma-interferon and T-cells, which are the disease and tumor hunters of the body, are increased through regular amounts of laughter, and other sicknesses like respiratory infections and the common cold can be inhibited and decreased if laughter is a regular part of a person’s life. In a very general sense, laughter is a painkiller, and reduces the stress and anxiety of physical ailments through the same biological process that is outlined above. Laughter is also a social mechanism, by which we make friends and connect with others. We often laugh at other people laughing, or at banal statements that are decidedly un-joke-like. The social phenomena of laughter is an important aspect of humor, but its’ connection to health is not widely studied, and would be better suited to anthropology than health and nutrition.


Health Benefits Of Laughter
Stress Hormones: Laughter has been shown to reduce the levels of certain stress hormones in the body. Although some of these chemicals are necessary in the body in certain situations, high levels without useful application can cause an imbalance in homeostasis and can have a behavioral impact. These are called immunosuppressant hormones, and can have a harmful effect on the immune system. By lessening the presence and production of these stress hormones through “mirthful activity” (like laughing), the overall health and well being of a person can be improved.


Health-Enhancing Hormones: On the positive side of hormonal impact, laughter can also increase the number of beneficial hormones like endorphins and neurotransmitters in the body. By increasing the level of endorphins in the body, studies have shown that a subject’s threshold for pain is increased, making laughter, in a sense, a painkiller or a pain dampener. Endorphins attach to the same receptors in our brain as opiates, making the release of endorphins like a drug experience without the negative side effects, along with easing mood, tension, anger, and pain. An increase in neurotransmitters means that your brain is able to function faster, make connections more rapidly, and comprehend situations and problems at a higher rate.


Immune System: Laughter can even go so far as to help you stay healthy. It has been widely studied that laughter can stimulate antibody cells to develop at faster rates by changing the body’s chemistry through hormonal shifts. This increase in antibodies means that the body is able to fight off illness and infection easier. T-Cells are a type of white blood cells known as lymphocytes. Studies have shown that the efficiency of T-cells is actually increased in a subject who regularly laughs and adds those hormonal advantages to their overall system.


Natural Exercise: Aside from the internal benefits of laughter, it can also be a natural way to exercise various muscle groups in your body. When you engage in laughter, whether it is a giggle or a guffaw, muscles are used to create that movement. The old adage that it “takes more muscles to frown than to smile” is somewhat true, unless you are laughing while smiling. Laughter engages the body’s diaphragm and abdominal muscle systems during that repetitive expanding and contracting that often happens when laughing for an extended period of time. This is why our sides or stomach hurt slightly after long bouts of laughter.


The facial muscles are also exercised, the same as they would be when singing or enunciating strongly. Depending on your laughing style, and how physically engaged you become, you can work out your legs, back, shoulders, and arm muscles as well.
Cancer Prevention: Laughter has also been shown to fight against cancer by increasing the levels of IFN (Interferon-gamma) in the body. IFN stimulates the B-cells, T-cells, NK cells, and immunoglobulin, and it also works to regulate cell growth. These compounds are integral to a healthy immune system, but they are also the lines of defense against cancer and the abnormal growth of dangerous tumors in the body. Laughing every day can keep all sorts of doctors away!


Blood Pressure: For anyone with high blood pressure, try to laugh more and watch your blood pressure decrease. Studies have shown that “mirthful laughter” causes an initial increase in arterial blood pressure due to the physical activity of laughing, but that rise is followed by a decrease to below the normal resting blood pressure. This is further proof that laughter does indeed improve circulation and can reduce blood pressure, which is one of the major causes of heart disease and cardiac issues for many people.

Blood Oxygenation: The process of laughter causes us to use our respiratory system very quickly and strenuously for a short amount of time. This intense activity stimulates an increase in the blood flow as the heart rate increases temporarily, thus increasing the amount of oxygen flowing to the brain. Increased oxygen levels to the brain promote healthier brain function, as oxygen is integral to brain health. Additionally, pulmonary activity gets a boost from laughter as well, because there is a higher level of ventilation of the lungs during robust episodes of “mirthful laughter”


Improved Memory: Along with the improved brain function that laughter can provide, it can also work to improve memory in a different way. The connections and associations that the brain forms while “learning” can be widened and made more complex by combining basic learning with an emotional response like laughter or humor. By varying the levels of association with different parts of our brain (pleasure, amusement, logic, reason, etc.) remembering facts and recalling details is easier, because there are more linkages present in our memory.


Improved Mood: Studies have shown that the simple act of laughing or smiling can improve the mood and happiness levels in subjects versus other activities. Laughter has been found to have an analgesic quality that reduces even unconscious pain, causing an improvement in mood. Even forced laughter, without a normally humorous stimulus, works to improve mood. Therefore, even if you don’t have anything funny to laugh about, it will probably put you in a better mood just to participate in the physical act of laughter. Your brain does not actually register whether the stimulus is genuine or not, since people often find unusual things funny, or laughing at inappropriate times. Research suggests that good mood may lead to greater preference for healthy foods over indulgent foods.


Enhancing Creativity: Laughter has a large number of effects on the chemical processes in the body, and the combination of reduced stress hormones, increased endorphins, and increased oxygenation to the blood and brain caused an increase in creativity in test subjects who laugh often. By improving overall brain health and bolstering its natural support system, both hemispheres can work together more efficiently so creativity has a place to foster and grow.

 

 

 

 

Trump announces US will withdraw from Paris climate deal


President Donald Trump has announced plans for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate change accord. In a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House, Mr Trump said he was fulfilling his "solemn duty to protect America and its citizens". He said: "I am fighting every day for the great people of this country. "Therefore, in order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. "But begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction. "We're getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair." Mr Trump said the US will "cease all implementation" of the accord as of Thursday. Theresa May has told the President of her "disappointment", said a Downing Street statement. France, Germany and Italy have said the climate deal cannot be renegotiated. White House documents claim the accord "is a BAD deal for Americans" and that by withdrawing Mr Trump will keep "his campaign promise to put American workers first". The documents state: "The accord was negotiated poorly by the Obama administration and signed out of desperation. "The US is already leading the world in energy production and doesn't need a bad deal that will harm American workers." It also adds that the agreement "front loads costs on American people" and that Mr Trump hopes to seek "a better deal".
 

 

Kenya celebrates Madaraka Day in Nyeri

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54th MADARAKA DAY:President Uhuru Kenyatta full speech

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Royal Air Marac Return Ticket to Kenya

will be won on this Swindon meeting

 

 

Inside the SGR, Kenya's largest and most expensive

infrastructure project since Independence

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

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

 

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

Only a few metres from Naivas in Kitengela town.

Contact Mr. Seed for booking on +44 7951220695 or misterseed@yahoo.co.uk. Summer bookings ongoing ......

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MADARAKA SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. UHURU

KENYATTA IN NYERI ON 1ST JUNE, 2017.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL SPEECH

 

 

Funds appeal for Kenyan Man who Drowned with Daughter in Texas, USA


Following the death of Benjamin Nzavi and his 11 year old daughter Tamia, who drowned at Lake Whitney in Hill County, Texas, a committee under the umbrella of Kenya Diaspora Advisory Counsil of Texas and comprising friends from other parts of the Untited States has been formed.  This committee has agreed to help facilitate Ben’s mother and brother as they attempt to get visas from Kenya and travel to attend the funerals, which are set to take place in Texas on Wednesday, May 31st. Arrangements are ongoing, but we are appealing to our community to mobilize and help fund raise for the travel cost.  We have very little time and must act quickly.  Any additional funds raised above and beyond the visa and travel expenses will be used to meet the needs of Ben’s family during such a difficult time.  Everyone in our community matters.  We are indivisible and united at times like this and are committed to doing whatever it takes to help Ben’s mother come to honor her son and and her granddaughter. The committee appeals to all of us to participate in whatever way possible. Click here to help- gofundme.com/travelfundforngusye - Diasporamessenger.com

 

For all your UK property requirements visit us at

jcornerstone.co.uk or call/whatsapp +447501309029

 

Hassan Joho to Uhuru: "SGR will bring POVERTY to my people" - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

Washing hands with cold water 'as good as' hot water


Do you use hot or cold water when you wash your hands? Well, new research suggests that cold water might be just as good as warm water!


US scientists studied a group of volunteers and found that washing with cold water (15C) instead of hot water (38C) didn't make a big difference to how much bacteria was killed.


Washing your hands regularly is really important to stop the spread of germs, which can make you ill.

 

A Kenyan man has passed away in UK. More later

 

 

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has raised the fine for late filing

of income tax returns from KSh1, 000 to KSh20, 000

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has raised the fine for late filing of income tax returns from Sh1, 000 to Sh20, 000. Taxes for for 2016 must be filed on or before 30th June 2017, failure to which, you will be required to pay KRA a fine of Sh20, 000 of 5% of the tax due, whichever is higher. If you did not file 2015 returns on time, you will be required to pay a fine of Sh1, 000. If you need a tax compliance certificate, you cannot get one until you have fled your returns and paid up any fine due.

If you were employed last year, ask your employer for your P9-A form today. You will use it to file returns.

If you were not employed, you still need to file nil returns.

Everybody who has a KRA PIN has to file returns. Save yourself from paying a fine and file your tax returns early.

 

 

 

 

 

All set for the launch of passenger train“The Madaraka Express” - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

SARAH GETS 3RD POSITION

Our own Sarah Ikumu gave a world class performance at the Britain's Got Talent show but her votes were not enough to secure a place in the final. She managed the 3rd position which places her in the Judges wild card hands. Now at the end of the week there will be a 'Judges Wild Card' allowing the show's judges - Simon, Amanda, Alesha and David - to select one act of their choosing to go through to the live final. Thanks to everyone who took their time to (SHARE) posts and most importantly to vote. For now its a big thank you and hoping for the best is all we can we can do for Sarah. Asante sana and keep on supporting Kenya.

 

 

 

 

Stephen gets the gossip on Sarah’s shock elimination

- Britain’s Got More Talent 2017

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"She was amazing I am still in shock that Sarah Ikumu didnt go through to the final." - Zimbabwean community forum in UK

 

 

SARAH IKUMU DID IT SO WELL UNTIL ONE OF

THE JUDGES COMMENTED "GAME SHOT"

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Sarah Ikumu stunned on Britain's Got Talent 2017 again on Wednesday night live show.

Sarah Njoki Ikumu, a school girl and singer from Milton Keynes


Currently living with her mum and dad Alex in Milton Keynes, Sarah belted out “And I Am Telling You” for the judges from the musical Dreamgirls. After singing, Sarah had all four judges and the entire live audience up on their feet - before Simon Cowell hit the golden buzzer. He said: "I've heard this song a lot and it started off really well and then it's like you became possessed halfway through. "It was quite incredible and for someone of your age to stand on that stage with all the nerves and pressure to absolutely nail the song but you made it your song." Simon's golden buzzer sent Sarah through to the live semi-finals this week where she wowed once again. The teenager belted out Prince's Purple Rain to get a full standing ovation from the judges. The panel had nothing but praise for Sarah but they won't be in charge of her fate tonight. This year there is NO judges' vote in the BGT semi-final results. Instead, the two acts with the highest votes from the public alone will go straight through to the final. However the ten finalists chosen by the public will be joined by a wildcard picked by the judges who will then go head to head in the grand finale. The Britain's Got Talent 2017 final is on this SATURDAY night, June 3.

 

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: mary@herihomes.co.ke. - Co-operative Bank Manager Milka Wachira contact is +254 722451885 (on Whatsapp) - mmwachira@cp-opbank.co.ke - Email 2: diasporabanking@co-opbank.co.ke - CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO
 

 

 

President Uhuru's warning to Kenyans as he

launched the SGR project in Mombasa

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Would you vote for Anne Waiguru as Governor of Kirinyaga? - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

Six unusual things you will see on SGR train

Train service crew in one of the coaches on May 29, 2017.


President Uhuru Kenyatta will today launch the standard gauge railway passenger train service at the Miritini station in Mombasa. The President is expected to travel by train to Nairobi in the company of senior government and Chinese officials ahead of Madaraka Day celebrations in Nyeri on Thursday. Here are some of the odd things you will see on the train.

Language and translation
In most train services around the world, messages and announcements are routinely delivered in local languages with translations in English. The SGR, though, has its oddities, messages in English have been translated partially into Kiswahili. For instance, 'Kituo Cha Mombasa Terminus' or 'Watoto Carriage' at the Mtito Andei station. Could someone have ignored local experts and chosen an Android translator app? We may never know but the Chinese are running the train so anything could be possible. Also to note on language use, attendants on board are trained to speak in Chinese and English. Train service crew in one of the coaches on May 29, 2017.

Locomotive drivers

As a way of making the train attractive, SGR operators have been training young Kenyans to drive the locomotive under their watch. The inaugural train that President Kenyatta will ride in will be driven by two young Kenyan women aged 27 and 23. They recently graduated from the Railways Training Institute.

Train drivers Elizabeth Wanjala (left) and Shalom Njeri (centre) with their instructor Lu Zhili.

Kenyans used to travelling to the countryside by road know that they must stop in certain towns to buy roast maize, tea or meat. Sometimes hawkers are allowed into the buses to sell their wares. On the SGR, it is a culture shock. Hawkers are not only banned on trains, they are also not allowed into stations.

No depositing tissue into toilet bowls

The SGR train may be a self-contained set of coaches where you can dine, sleep, read or wash up in bathrooms. But that is mostly in the ideal. The toilets cannot flush away the dirt and they clog from time to time even with disposable tissue. What is worse, there are no separate restrooms for gents and ladies, just toilets. So everyone must pray the deposited stuff flows away before the next passenger uses the toilet.

No opening windows

It moves like a car and behaves like a bus on a highway. But that is where similarities end. Passengers on buses may open windows but the SGR train has a strict policy not to try it. The train has windows, but attendants keep reminding passengers not to open them.

Distance to train stations

At a maximum speed of 120km per hour, the train can take about four hours to complete the 472km from Mombasa to the last stop in Nairobi - the Syokimau station. But how long will it take you to reach the city centre? Probably another two hours, depending on traffic. The SGR is being launched to ease and speed up the movement of goods and services. But passengers will have to travel to the outskirts of their town centres to board them. In Nairobi, the terminus is in Syokimau. In Mombasa, it is in Miritini, an isolated area near mangroves where the government has only recently started building roads. - Daily Nation.

 

SGR Train makes first stop at Marikani railway station as President Uhuru commissions the station - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta launches passenger

train services at Miritini station, Mombasa

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Hassan Joho blocked from Madaraka Express launch

Police have blocked Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho from attending the launch of the standard gauge railway at Miritini. President Uhuru Kenyatta is presiding over the launch of the Sh327 billion project and in attendance are top Chinese officials and Kenya government officials. China provided loans that were used to build the railway, a Vision 2030 flagship project, and its companies build the line and supplied locomotives. Mr Joho's spokesman, Richard Chacha, said security personnel prevented Mr Joho from entering the station. The county boss was forced to turn back by the officers led by County Director of Criminal Investigations Washington Muthee. The governor left his office in Mombasa town and headed to the venue minutes after President Kenyatta arrived. - The Standard

 

Fall in lending to small firms a threat to growth, says CBK


Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) governor Patrick Njoroge during a media briefing at the CBK in Nairobi on May 30, 2017. 


The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has warned that the decline in lending to small enterprises since the capping of loan rates threatens Kenya’s economic growth. The latest CBK data shows that commercial bank lending to micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises fell by 5.7 per cent between August 2016 and April 2017, even as lending to big business and individuals starts to pick up. Total commercial bank lending to MSMEs stood at about Sh233 billion in August last year, meaning that the slowdown has seen it fall by an equivalent of Sh13 billion to Sh220 billion. “Although the smaller banks have increased SME lending, the bigger banks have recorded a reduction. There are 1.7 million MSMEs in Kenya, and therefore it is a concern since this is where job creation is and the output for economic growth will take place,” said CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge on Tuesday.


“There has also been a tightening of credit standards, which has led to lower volumes of loans going to customers perceived as risky borrowers.”
Riskiest borrowers The CBK has projected the economy to grow by 5.7 per cent this year, while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts growth to come in at 5.3 per cent, down from 5.8 per cent in 2016. SMEs are considered among the riskiest borrowers by commercial banks, due to a relatively high level of failure after start-up. They, however, employ millions of Kenyans who have been unable to access the limited pool of formal jobs. While there has been a sustained fall in credit to SMEs in the wake of rate caps, other segments of the economy are beginning to record growth in credit access, with the governor saying that the contraction in credit growth for the private sector in general has bottomed out. Between February and April this year, the manufacturing sector recorded a Sh13.8 billion or 4.9 per cent growth in gross loan volume to Sh293.4 billion, while real estate posted a growth of 3.4 per cent or Sh12.6 billion to Sh380 billion during the period. Personal or household loans grew by Sh8.8 billion or 1.5 per cent to Sh614 billion. The period between August and April saw a 23.4 per cent rise in the number of loan applications, even as the value dropped by 18.3 per cent — meaning that the average amount in a loan application has fallen. - Daily Nation

 

Hamerton Zoo visitors evacuated after 'serious incident' / Rosa King - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

SGR Train Documentary that Shows

You How all the Stations Look Like

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager agrees two-year contract

 

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WORD OF TODAY

Nehemiah 6:3

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Be willing to pay the price

We read in Nehemiah 6:3: "And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?" Success usually comes at the end of struggle; if it came easily, everybody would be experiencing it. When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts, reduced prices, or ‘special deals’. The value of anything is determined by the price you’re willing to pay for it. And when you truly value something, you won’t easily jeopardise it because you remember what it cost you. What are you afraid of today? Failing? Your concern should be the opposite - regret that you didn’t try. Are you afraid of criticism? Face it, as you move upward in life certain people will resent your success; that’s true whether you’re arrogant or not. We all want to be liked, but at some point you’ve got to ask yourself, ‘How much am I willing to forfeit in order to be liked and accepted?’ Nehemiah, the builder of Jerusalem’s walls, said, ‘I am doing a great work, so…I cannot come down.’ Any time you defer to the opinion of people instead of the will of God, you are ‘coming down’. Stay up on the wall! Keep laying bricks - or whatever God has called you to do. Advancement often brings isolation and criticism, and God may be grooming you right now for a new level of blessing by exposing you to both. Can you handle it? Not everybody can. But if you’re the kind of person who can’t sit on the sidelines and watch while others play the game - go for it! God will reward every step of faith you take and every sacrifice you make.

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Our guest singer today is Giriama Gospel Song from the Republic of Kenya - CLICK HERE

 

 

Shares in online retail giant Amazon have risen above the $1,000 mark for the first time. The shares touched $1,001.2 at one point on Tuesday before slipping back to $996.7. It originally listed its shares in May 1997 for just $18 each. Amazon now has a market capitalisation of about $478bn, which is more than twice that of Wal-Mart.

 

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SGR freight train officially launched, makes maiden trip from Mombasa to Nairobi  - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Trio wins Sh111m SportPesa mega jackpot


SportPesa mega jackpot winners Florence Machogu, Geoffrey Keitany and Daniel Rono pose with dummy cheques for

Sh37 million on may 30, 2017 in Nairobi. The three were joint winners of Sh111,176,374 SportPesa mega jackpot. 


A General Service Unit officer and a 60-year-old primary school teacher were among three winners of the last week’s SportPesa mega jackpot worth Sh111 million. The three all correctly predicted the outcome of 17 football matches, and therefore shared the cash prize and were each presented with cheques of Sh37,058,791 Tuesday in Nairobi. The three are Florence Machogu, a teacher and mother of six, Geoffrey Keitany, a GSU officer based in Baringo County and Daniel Rono. Machogu, 60, becomes the oldest woman to have won the jackpot so far and only the third woman to have won the lucrative jackpot which was launched in September last year. Having received her cheque, Machogu promptly declared that she will take a break from teaching to pursue business. “I am not very conversant with how the internet works so I usually buy newspapers, look at the odds and place my bets offline,” she said yesterday in Nairobi. Keitany caused laughter during the cheque presentation ceremony Tuesday when he asked those in attendance to pray for him so he continues winning bets. “I started betting in 2014 and since then I think I’ve used about Sh30,000 in total. I was introduced to betting by my elder brother. I will not quit my job but I will continue betting,” he said. The SportPesa jackpot incorporates 17 matche and starts from Sh10 million. This amount goes up every week until one or more gamers make correct predictions on the outcome of all the 17 games. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

Do you know what the word UNGA means?

It stands for The Uasin N'gishu Growers Association, a syndicate of White Farmers set up before WW1, to grow maize beyond Eldoret, for Bill Spencer, a South African Miller, who had built a flour mill run by a water turbine set up on the rapid flowing Sosiani River.


The local people  were amazed at this invention, but could not pronounce the word 'Turbine', and called it 'Turbo', by which name the area is still called today.


Bill Spencer milled the maize and sold it in 2kg bags with the label U.N.G.A. on the packet, which eventually became the generic Swahili word for maize flour.

 

 

 

 

Somalia's al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery

Somali militants have stoned a man to death after an Islamic court convicted him of adultery. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters. He was convicted of being in an adulterous relationship with a woman and impregnating her, despite having two wives, an official said. Al-Shabab occasionally passes such sentences for sexual offences in areas it controls in Somalia.

 

 

 

 

Happy moment as a Couple In Nottingham Wins a Wedding

and Honeymoon Package at Giraffe Ark Game Lodge

May 28, 2017 - Kelvin Githuka Kihiu

Mrs. Annette Mahu (2nd from far right) presenting Giraffe Honey Moon Package Package to the couple in Nottingham


A nice couple's dinner was organised in Nottingham, UK on Saturday 27th May 2017 where guests from Kenya and UK attended. The Annual Dinner was organised by Neema International Ministry, UK. It was such a happy moment as one of the couples attending  won a wedding and a honey moon package at the Giraffe Ark Game Lodge in Nyeri, Kenya. The happy couple Mr. & Mrs. Ngash said that it was such an amazing and a divine time as they will be having their wedding probably this year or next year.  He said they will be visiting soon and they will be able to enjoy a holiday and  also have their wedding at Giraffe Ark Game Lodge. We have hosted weddings for our clients from Europe , America and other continents. The MD of Giraffe Ark Game Lodge Mrs. Annette Mahu said that the lodge is able to organize for holiday packages, wedding package, event packages and corporate packages. Giraffe Ark Game Lodge is able to organize for you a package where you can visit your family and at the same time enjoy what Kenya has to offer.
 
The MD of Anchor Group of Companies Mrs. Annette Mahu also said Giraffe Ark is expanding and they are offering the best deal for Holiday Homes. You can be able to invest as a group or individually. The company is offering a 3, 5 and 8 bedroom Villa, all fully furnished and ready for accommodation. It will not only be a Holiday Home,  but also an earning project where by you can give it to back to the Hotel to manage it and you will be earning a certain amount which will help you recoup back your investment in 4 years.  


 

Mrs. Jane Muthoni (left) also won an award from Giraffe Ark Game Lodge


Kenya Tourism has really attracted many foreign tourists and also the domestic tourists. Giraffe Ark Game Lodge has also been attending the World Travel Market in different countries which has facilitated  signing of contracts and deals with international tour firms to enlarge their market. By doing this Giraffe Ark has created a huge market which requires expansion, more space, more accommodation and thats why we are inviting you to invest and let your money work for you as you  Earn, Relax and Leave a Legacy. It was also a happy moment as one of the attendees won a gift from Golden Pearl Properties, a multi-billion gated community located in Thika. Golden Pearl Properties is offering a lifestyle that matches every individual design preference. To invest in the gated community and build your own dream home. - Read More

The MD of Anchor Group Of Companies also gave a good discount to more of their properties in different areas including a project in Isinya Kajiado road. The project Isinya-Lush is located within the Biggest Power Plant in Eastern Africa known as Ketraco. For only 100 pound you can be able to invest and get a good payment plan. Most of their projects are financed by Co-operative bank Of Kenya which is ready to finance and give mortgage to their clients. For more information and Discount kindly call: +447542073067.

 

 

 

 

Nanny needed urgently in UK


We are a kind, loving family and you will be part of our family. We would like someone who is genuine, sincere, hardworking, able to use their own initiative, loves looking after kids. You will have your own room, use of wi-fi and internet access and a homely environment.

We would like an nanny/aupair as soon as possible to assist us with looking after the children whilst me and my husband are at work, taking my 2 preschoolers (3 and 4 year old girl and boy) to and from school every day, preparing meals for the children,
light housework and general day to day running of our home.
Contact Sharon on 07800747593.

 

 

A KENYAN LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN HYATSVILLE, WASHINGTON, D.C. USA


It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing away of Dorcas Khatsin Masava of Hyattsville MD on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a strong pillar who could go out of her way to help anyone, voice of reason, always smiling and fair. She leaves behind 7 children,  Jane Nandutu, Nancy Khakasa, Evelyn Nafula, Kennedy Kituyi, Sheila Ayuma, Isaac Mwinamo of Kenya and Immaculate Khavetsa of College Park US. She was a loving sister to Martha Anyona, Harun Andanje, Hezron Khadenyi, Alfayo Lumo, late Zablon Keya, late Jack Rapando, Bilha Mwaitsi and Irene Awinja. During this difficult time, we are kindly asking for your help so we can take Dorcas home. Family and friends are meeting daily from 7pm onwards at 6803 Riggs Road Apt 301 Hyattsville MD 20783. We wish to thank you in advance for a friend in need is a friend indeed. - Diasporamessenger.com

 

 

Kenyan woman sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Malaysia

A 40-year-old Kenyan woman was sentenced to death by the High Court after she was found guilty of trafficking in about 400gm of methamphetamine four years ago. Rose Achieng Ojala had stuffed three capsules of the drug into her vagina and swallowed another 68 capsules. She was charged with trafficking in the drug at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport after arriving from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Nov 30, 2013. Ojala stood motionless when High Court judge Wong Teck Meng meted out the sentence. The mother of three, who suffered from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), had fainted before the proceedings and had to be taken into the court room in a wheelchair. Ojala was stopped by an Immigration officer as she was behaving suspiciously during the regular luggage inspection. Three capsules of methamphetamine weighing more than 20g were found in Ojala’s underwear. She admitted that her boyfriend had stuffed the capsules into her vagina before she boarded the flight. The woman, who claimed that she was pregnant, was later taken to the Serdang Hospital, where an x-ray examination revealed that she had swallowed 68 capsules of the drug weighing more than 380gm. In convicting Ojala, Wong said the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt. “You are found guilty and there is no other punishment under Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1962 except the death sentence,” he said. Ojala was also sentenced to three years’ jail for possessing 20.7g of methamphetamine in her underwear. Counsel Suzanawati Ismail, in mitigation, said her client was a single mother and had three children aged between 4 and 15. Deputy public prosecutor Suhana Ahmad prosecuted. - Source link-dailyexpress.com

 

IEBC clears 8 presidential candidates for August elections

President Kenyatta is among eight candidates cleared by IEBC to vie in the August elections and 

Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka were cleared on Sunday.

 

NAIROBI, Kenya MAY 29 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared eight candidates to participate in the presidential election in August. Those cleared are President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee Party, ODM’s Raila Odinga, Cyrus Jirongo of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Ekuru Aukot of Thirdway Alliance, Abduba Dida of the Alliance for Real Change (ARC), and Independent candidates Joseph Nyagah, Michael Wainaina and Japheth Kavinga. The commission however, disqualified Justus Juma of the Justice and Freedom Party (JFP), and Independent candidates Erastus Nyamera, Truphena Ochwami and Nazlin Umar who did not meet all the requirements. The electoral Commission Chairperson Wafula Chebukati who conducted the two-day exercise assured that the commission will conduct a “free, fair and transparent election”.

“We have had a successful process and I can assure you as a commission we shall give every candidate a fair chance,” Chebukati told journalists at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), the venue of the presidential nominations. The commission also urged the candidates to conduct the campaigns in a peaceful manner, Chebukati warning that any candidate who violates the Electoral Code of Conduct shall be met with the full force of the law. “We expect that you keep within the guidelines and regulations within the code of conduct. We want you to maintain peace as you campaign,” he warned.

 

On being cleared, President Kenyatta expressed confidence of being re-elected, saying “Jubilee party stands for peace, unity, and progress for all Kenyans. We are determined to ensure that we conduct our election peacefully and that we ensure that during this period we uphold the dignity of the Kenyan nation as well as the unity in the diversity of our people,” the President said, adding that “We shall go out there with the full knowledge that it is the people of Kenya who have the right to elect their leaders and we shall respect their wishes and we shall appeal to the people of Kenya to give us another opportunity to finish the good work we have started.” “We are not people who rely on propaganda and we do not incite Kenyans against each other. All we want is for Kenyans to be together and enjoy the prosperity of our nation,” said the President when he spoke in Donholm, in the Eastlands part of Nairobi on his way to KICC to seek IEBC clearance. On his part, Odinga who was cleared on Sunday said “I am now confident than ever before. We as the NASA family have prepared enough and we are going for victory. We are confident of winning the election.” Independent candidate Joseph Nyagah promised to run a peaceful campaign urging other candidates to do the same to avoid plunging the country into election violence.

 

 

 “Very often it is not the leaders who cause problems it is the supporters,” he went warning supporters of various candidates to maintain peace. Michael Wainaina, also echoed Nyagah’s remarks calling for tolerance as the country heads to the polls UDP’s Cyrus Jirongo who has been a fierce critic of the Jubilee Government rallied behind the same clarion call saying political differences should not be the basis upon which Kenyans fight. He told Capital FM News that he decided to offer his candidature despite his close association with opposition leaders saying he was yet to agree with them on a number of issues.

 

“We are all in the opposition but all of us have certain things we believe in. There are certain things I don’t agree with NASA and we’ve tried to negotiate but it has not worked, “he said. Earlier in the day, Independent aspirant Nazlin Umar caused a stir when she demanded an explanation as to why her name was not appearing in the voter register. Chebukati however, dismissed her allegations against the commission saying she does not qualify to vie for presidency. “She did not return any document, she did not want us to look at the documents. Ms Umar is on record for saying she doesn’t have a university degree and she is also yet to return supporters form so technically she does not qualify,” he said. - CapitalFM

 

 


Zookeeper killed by tiger in enclosure at Hamerton Zoo Park


A female zoo-keeper has died in a "freak accident" after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park. The death happened at Hamerton Zoo Park, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, at about 11:15 BST. Cambridgeshire Police said: "A tiger had entered an enclosure with a keeper. Sadly the female zoo keeper died at the scene." Visitors were led away from the zoo. At no time did the animal escape from the enclosure, said police. Officers investigating the death said it "is not believed to be suspicious". Hamerton Zoo Park said in a statement: "This appears to have been a freak accident. "At no point during the incident did any animals escape their enclosures and at no point was public safety affected in any way. "All our thoughts and sympathies are with our colleagues, friends and families at this dreadful time. "The park will be closed from tomorrow 30th May, and we will give more information as soon as we can." An investigation is under way, the zoo said.

 

 

 

Tanzania opposition party, Chadema, says it is backing the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August General Election.

 

Which acts made it through to the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals?

Golden Buzzers

Sarah Ikumu, 16, Singer (Simon)
Merseygirls, 14-17, Dancers (Alesha)
Daliso Chaponda, 37, Comedian (Amanda)
Matt Edwards, 34, Magician (Ant & Dec)
Kyle Tomlinson, 15, Singer (David)


Semi-finalists

Angelicus Celtis, 11-17, Choir
Code 3, 14-16, Dancers
David Geaney, 22, Dancer
Destiny Chukunyere, 14, Singer
Dizzy Twilight, 65, DJ
DNA, 43/29, Magicians
Empire Dance Crew, 15-25, Dancers
Grace and Ali, 17/16, Dancers
Harry Gardner, 16, Singer-songwriter
Issy Simpson, 8, Magician
Jamie Lee Harrison, 24, Singer
Jay Wynn, 36, Variety Act
Jess Robinson, 34, Impressionist
John Parnell, 64, Hula hooping
Jonny Awsum, 39, Comedian
Josephine Lee, 29, Illusionist
Leah Barniville, 15, Singer
London School of Bollywood, 18-26, Dancers
Lords of Strut, 35/36, Comedy dance
Martin and Faye, 45/10, Singers
Missing People Choir, 32-71, Choir
Miss Treat Vibe, 19-24, Singers
Ned Woodman, 8, Comedian
Niels Harder, 26, Magician
Paws With Soul, 24-29, Dancer
PC Dan, 33, Dancer
Perfect Pitch Creation, 8-14, Choir
Reuben Gray, 16, Singer
Ryan Tracey, 35, Balloon modelling
St Patrick’s Junior Choir Drumgreenagh, 8-12, Choir
Taptastik, 19-62, Tap dance
The Pensionalities, 84/75, Singers
TNG Characters, 16-25, Dancers
Tokio Myers, 32, Pianist
Tyrone and Mina, 35, Dance and variety
Who’s hosting this year’s Britain’s Got Talent?

Telly favourites Ant and Dec have been secured for another year of hosting the much loved talent show.

The pair were spotted filming a spectacular opening sequence in the middle of London’s Trafalgar Square for the series.

They were seen addressing the crowd at a podium as cheer leaders and gymnasts put on an energetic aerobatic display behind them.

As well as this a marching band, hula girls, stilt-walkers and dancers joined them for the stunning shoot.

Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden are also all returning to the judges’ panel this year.

 

 

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A Whispers from London  (You never know of tomorrow)

Written by: Man ManKambugua        E-mail: manman@fsmail.net     Facebook: Man Man Kambugua

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I was taking a walk around the Houses of Parliament in Central London the other day when an extremely dark man of medium height crossed the road and stood next to me. He was very few inches away from me which made me feel as if he was invading my privacy. As his eyes rolled from corner to corner, he could shake his head once in a while, a clear indication that he was mesmerised by the magnificent architectural design of the building. Mesmerised as he was, I could not tell why he decided not to leave some space for me…what was he after?

Both the stranger and I happened to be staring at the statue of Oliver Cromwell in Parliament area at the same time. I could see that he wanted to talk to me but something was holding him back. I normally like to be the first person to break the ice when I meet a stranger because I know that the far I can go in life will be determined by the relationships I make in this world.


'Hi mate, you must be a fan of history from the way you are looking at that statue of Oliver Cromwell,' I told him.
‘Yes indeed. What was he famous for if I may ask you Sir?’ he asked me.
‘Oh…That is a guy who liked to take his cake when facing the centre of the earth and at times facing the moon!’ I said jokingly. I like jokes because life is too short to live as if tomorrow will never come.


‘Get lost! You are not serious you bugger!’ he said. I could see the seriousness on his face so I went on to tell him that Oliver Cromwell was indeed once a Member of Parliament for Huntingdon in 1628. He was also one of the signatories of King Charles I’s death warrant in 1649. When he died, the royalist forces exhumed his body in Westminster Abbey, put it in chains and hanged it!

We continued to talk about politics and life in general. When I asked him where he came from, I was surprised to learn that he came from the land of 'Hakuna Matata' as he put it. Once a black man meets another black man in a foreign country, both automatically do not see each other as Nigerian, Ghanaian or Kenyan but brothers. He told me that he had come to London for a business meeting as a representative of a certain group of companies with Headquarters in Nairobi. He then gave me his beautiful, golden business card which must have costed a lot to print. I looked at his card and the name was familiar somehow… so was his face...but I could not recall where we met.

'Man, if you are from the land of 'Hakuna Matata' you and I must have met somewhere. You look very familiar,' I said as I looked closely at his long, sharp nose.


'Even to me, you look familiar...the world is very small,' he said.
'Wait a minute! Your name was Peter! We met at College XYZ!' I told him with excitement.
‘Yes, my name is still Peter James, all the way from the city in the sun…and I don’t boast!’ he said jokingly.
‘Hi Peter! Welcome to England with a hundred hands!’ I said with excitement.

We decided to have lunch in a restaurant nearby to catch up with each other. We recalled our college days, how at break time we would meet in an open air canteen where we would buy tea and 'hot dogs' depending on whether we had enough money. We would go outside and discuss a certain subject as we ate our 'hot dogs' little knowing that there were hungry hawks hovering above us. No sooner would we take our first bite than the hawks would slowly descend from the skies and slowly snatch our only hotdogs. The only thing left was to just take our tea and pretend that life was okay and that we were slimming! Deep inside we would wish that lightening would strike those demonic hawks who always thought that our bellies did not need to be full. None of us was employed so we both depended on our friends and relatives.

As we recalled our earlier life, I remembered one time when Peter had invited me to his brother's wedding somewhere in Westlands which was fantastic by all standards. On that day I saw that he had three brothers and two sisters. Both parents were of light complexion unlike Peter who was very dark. In fact I jokingly used to ask him whether he had originated from Southern Sudan.

On the coming Monday, as we recalled how the wedding was, I told him that his pigmentation did not fit his family. We had become very good friends to a point of telling each other anything.
'Your mum must have been doing business in Southern Sudan isn't it?' I asked him.
'Shut up you son of a ...gun! Even you how do you know that the one you call your father is your father? Your real father could be a gangster in an unmarked grave somewhere?!' he replied.


‘You are not to blame Peter, you are just a victim of circumstances. I don’t know of any parent who come together at a certain time and told each other to get onto their marks, set and go - all in the name of creating a baby. It is just a natural thing and so long as the sperm that created you came from a man not a donkey, you are okay my friend,’ I told him.
‘Hi ManMan, you are talking like a prophet but I have a feeling that when we were born, you were hatched,’ he said.

As we became closer and closer while still in college, he confided to me that his dad was always very uncomfortable with him because he looked different from the rest of the family. He could not recall anytime his dad introduced him to his friends as ‘My Son.’ On very rare occasions when his father and he could be together, his father could introduce him as ‘Maid Servant’s son.’ He could then go to his room and cry all day. His father could gather all the other children and drive them to the city where they would go for a movie and eat out. As for him and his mother, they could be left home feeding livestock. Towards evening, the dad and the other siblings would come home with full stomachs and many gifts. One day, Peter heard his father telling his mum that he (Peter) was a bad omen and that any time that Peter was the first person he saw in the morning, his day was always full of misfortunes and bad luck. In this regard, Peter was told by his mum never to wake up before the other children.

The last straw came when Peter’s father refused to pay school fees even after Peter performed marvellously in his Primary school exam. A friend to his mum decided to educate him and even stay with him until he would be old enough to be on his feet. When his dad was told by his mum that Peter had left home, he said it was good riddance. He advised his mum to also make arrangements of leaving home and join his son in search of his biological father.

Fast forward, many years later. After college, Peter got a job with a multinational company after passing very well in college. He went on to enrol for more and more degree courses meaning that he got very many promotions on the way. I can categorically state with no fear of contradiction that he is today one of the most celebrated entrepreneurs in Africa.

Today as I remember Peter, I ask myself whether his family is proud of him now that he is a global icon. In those days, they were all ashamed of him, the story must be different today. When they see him giving interviews on National Televisions, what goes on in their minds?

As you read this article, make up your mind never to belittle anybody. Everybody is somebody, nobody is nobody. If you are a wife or husband to somebody and you had a child out of wedlock, the worst thing you would do is to show your husband or wife that you hate your kid. Do you know how many people want to conceive naturally and they cannot? Why don’t you see your kid as a miracle instead of a burden? Any time you discriminate that kid, God seeing. That is why there are so many misfortunes the universe has lined on your way. For you husband, accept that kid that is not your biological one as one of your own because the kid is innocent. If your sister by bad luck got pregnant while still at home, this is not the time to rebuke her and see her as a devil. That kid that you hate might be the one who will drive poverty out of you and your family. We are all created in God’s image and likeness so treat everyone with dignity and respect.

If you are from a humble family, I know you have a story to tell about how you and your family were underrated by society. The fact that you are not where you were when they were rebuking you is a clear testimony that God heard your cry. By the way, may I open the lid and inform you that Peter’s mum happened to meet a former boyfriend when her husband was away and one thing led to another resulting to Peter’s creation. Should we rebuke her actions? Let the one who has never sinned be the first person to rebuke her. We all make mistakes in the course of our lives so let the past be past. I take this opportunity to congratulate Peter for breaking all odds and becoming something and yes! Oh! Yes! You never know of tomorrow.

 

Do you have unclaimed assets?

In the event that an owner of a property does not take any action during certain duration by law, to indicate his/her ownership, interest, or awareness, that property will be regarded as unclaimed. As a result of such developments, it then comes a responsibility of the holding institution to report it to the proper state agency. The modern rationale for such arrangement is that the state can best preserve and protect the interest of the rightful owner and possibly reunite the owner with his/her property. – CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 

 

PRESIDENT UHURU TO PRESENT HIS PAPERS TO IEBC


President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in the country on May 28, 2017 from attending

the G7 summit in Italy. He will submit his nomination documents to IEBC.


President Uhuru Kenyatta is this morning scheduled to start his journey to City Hall, where he will present his papers as he seeks to be cleared to vie for a second term, at Pipeline Estate in Embakasi, Nairobi. Accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, the President will stop at nine points along the route through the populous Eastlands as he heads to the city centre. Organisers of the presidential campaign said the convoy will leave the Pipeline bus stop at 10am with the first halt at the busy junction of Jogoo and Outering roads. He is also scheduled to make stops at Madaraka, City Stadium, Muthurwa, Wakulima Market, the Railways roundabout and finally Kencom. President Kenyatta is supposed to be at City Hall by 2pm. He is slated to present his papers to the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) at 2.15pm. He then will then address his supporters at the Comesa grounds, KICC. “That will be just a meet-the-people tour because not everybody can fit at the KICC,” Mr Raphael Tuju, who heads the secretariat managing the President’s campaign, said. “After he is finished with handing in his papers, he will address a small crowd.” Mr Tuju said the President’s proposer and seconder have been identified but he refused to reveal their identities. The presentation of nomination papers marks the beginning of the official campaign period, which is expected to usher in a surge in political activity as the candidates are identified and the race officially kicks off. The President will then head to Mombasa, where he will on Tuesday afternoon launch the commuter services of the standard gauge railway (SGR). – Daily Nation


Kenya Elections - The battle Begins - 28th May, 2017

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Clear indicators show who will be

Kenya's president come August

 

Gloves are off as the country enters the campaign mood starting this Sunday with either side of the political divide chest-thumping of a guaranteed win after the August 8 General Elections. Both President Uhuru Kenyatta on Jubilee Party ticket and his main opponent Raila Odinga flying the NASA flag are basing their victory hopes on getting a huge voter turnout, especially from their strongholds while praying for voter apathy from the rival camp. However, like previous elections, it is impossible to have a 100 per cent turnout. Jubilee, which is rubbing its hands with glee has the advantage of the incumbency and is targeting to claim a 70 per cent plus one dominance so as to erase any doubt about the endorsement of President Uhuru Kenyatta for another five years in State House. NASA’s “10 million strong” vote basket for the August 8 General Elections has since been dismissed by the public as wishful thinking saying Raila Odinga is preparing for a mass demonstration when he finally loses the vote in August. Following shambolic nominations in opposition zones, Raila has been dismissed with his call for a six-piece vote. The People cannot be cheated twice; Raila has failed to redeem himself, he is a liar and thrives on letting people wallow in poverty.

 

Political analysts from both Jubilee and NASA parties know the reality that the number of newly registered voters released by IEBC gives Jubilee Party a head start. It is clear this time round, Jubilee Party will win by a bigger margin compared to 2013 and whatever the Opposition does to avoid the inevitable defeat will fail. In the last elections, the Opposition enjoyed a slight majority in six out of the seven counties marked as battlegrounds, but still, that did not stop Uhuru Kenyatta from routing Raila Odinga on the first attempt with over 50 per cent of the registered population voting him in office. Today, Jubilee has more counties against the combined Opposition. Though NASA and its affiliate parties may have more governors in office ahead of the elections in August, they have failed to deliver across the country and many a time, they have cried out loud to be allowed to claim credit for many National government projects in their regions. It is hard to see the many governors affiliated with NASA translating their dominance to numbers because having a majority of the counties is no guarantee of victory and soon Jubilee will sweep them out of office.

 

But for any side to claim victory in the elections in August, the number of registered voters and actual voter turnouts are critical. Secondly, a few of the governors who were elected on CORD ticket have joined the government, bringing along other leaders and a horde of supporters, all increasing the numbers of Jubilee. Take the case of Marsabit Governor Ukur Yattani, who in March decamped from ODM together with four Members of Parliament, 25 Members of County Assembly and more than 300 elders representing the 15 communities living in the county to back President Kenyatta’s re-election. This will certainly eat into NASA’s 10 million strong! And like in 2013, where Raila was hoping for a runoff, there will be no third force to push the polls to the second round. In the 2013 election, there was 86 per cent voter turned out and with the enhanced civic education and work done and demonstrated by Jubilee that will increase in support of the ruling coalition. However, the impact of political realignments like the one witnessed since 2013, the Raila factor as well as to what extent the electorate will be swayed by the manifestos of the competing parties will determine the outcome of the August 8 General Elections. But from what is circulating on social media platforms, Jubilee will win the elections with 58 per cent of the votes against NASA’s 41. – The Standard

 

BA passengers 'trying not to cry' over cancelled flights

 


British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow

British Airways resumes some flights but delays are expected


More than a third of British Airways flights from Heathrow have been cancelled as disruption to passengers enters a second day. The airline was hit by a worldwide computer system power failure on Saturday, causing cancellations and delays for thousands of passengers. Sunday departures from Gatwick are delayed, but none have been cancelled. The airline urged people to check the status of flights before before travelling to the airport. BA apologised to customers for the issue, which is thought to have been caused by a problem with the IT system's power supply.


How many flights are affected?
Between 06:00 and 11:00 BST on Sunday, 143 British Airways flights were scheduled to depart from London Heathrow and Gatwick Airport. So far 90 flights have left Heathrow and 36 have been cancelled. At Gatwick, 17 planes have departed and no flights have been cancelled. The airline is liable to reimburse thousands of passengers for refreshments and hotel costs. Customers displaced by flight cancellations can claim up to £200 a day for a room (based on two people sharing), £50 for transport between the hotel and airport, and £25 a day per adult for meals and refreshments. There have been reports that some passengers who departed from Heathrow on Saturday found their luggage was not at their destination when they landed. Terry Page, 28, arrived in Fort Worth, Texas after delays and claimed that "about 50" passengers did not have their check-in luggage. Thousands of bags remain at Heathrow Airport, but BA has advised passengers not to return to collect them, saying they will be couriered to customers. The airport also said passengers whose flights were cancelled should not travel to Heathrow unless they have already rebooked their flight. A spokesman said staff were "continuing to give passengers free water and snacks". On Saturday passengers described "chaotic" scenes at the airports, with some criticising BA for a lack of information.


The airline apologised and said it was refunding and rebooking customers. The company's chief executive Alex Cruz had said it was believed "the root cause [of the computer problems] was a power supply issue". The company said there was no evidence the failure was the result of a cyber attack. Other airlines flying in and out of the two airports were unaffected. The IT failure affected check-in and operational systems, including customer service phone lines. BA said although some of its IT systems had returned, "there will be some knock-on disruption to our schedules as aircraft and crews are out of position around the world. "We are repositioning some aircraft during the night to enable us to operate as much of our schedule as possible throughout Sunday." A spokesman added: "We are extremely sorry for the huge disruption caused to customers throughout Saturday and understand how frustrating their experiences will have been.


"We are refunding or rebooking customers who suffered cancellations on to new services as quickly as possible and have also introduced more flexible rebooking policies for anyone due to travel on Sunday and Monday who no longer wishes to fly to/from Heathrow or Gatwick." The GMB union had suggested the failure could have been avoided, had the airline not outsourced its IT work. BA denied the claim, saying: "We would never compromise the integrity and security of our IT systems". Aviation expert Julian Bray told the BBC the IT failure had an impact on planes taking off, as well as baggage systems, and staff access to computers. "This is a very serious problem, they should have been able to switch to an alternative system - surely British Airways should be able to do this," he said. BA aircraft landing at Heathrow were unable to park as outbound aircraft could not vacate the gates, which resulted in passengers being stuck on aircraft. Delays were also reported in Rome, Prague, Milan, Stockholm and Malaga due to the system failure, which coincided with a bank holiday weekend and the start of the half-term holiday for many people in the UK.

 

EU flight delay rights


* If your flight departed the European Union or was with a European airline, you might have rights under EU law to claim if the delay or cancellation was within the airline's control


* Short-haul flights: 250 euros for delays of more than three hours

* Medium-haul flights: 400 euros for delays of more than three hours

* Long-haul flights: 300 euros for delays of between three and four hours; and 600 euros for delays of more than four hours

*If your flight's delayed for two or more hours the airline must offer food and drink, access to phone calls and emails, and accommodation if you're delayed overnight - including transfers between the airport and the hotel

 

Decision2017 coverage; 4 presidential candidates presenting their papers to IEBC – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

British Airways: All flights cancelled amid IT crash


British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick because of global computer problems. A "major IT system failure is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide", the airline said. It apologised for the "global system outage" and said there was no evidence of a cyber attack. The GMB union has suggested the failure could have been avoided, had the airline not outsourced its IT work. Heathrow Airport has said it was "working closely" with BA to solve the issue. All passengers affected by the failure - which coincides with the first weekend of the half-term holiday for many in the UK - will be offered the option of rescheduling or a refund. The airline, which had previously said flights would be cancelled until 18:00 BST, has now cancelled all flights for Saturday and asked passengers not to come to Gatwick or Heathrow airports. Other airlines flying in and out of Heathrow and Gatwick are unaffected.

 

Bullseye: William Kabogo rediscovers love – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

PRESIDENT UHURU MEETING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN ITALY

IN TAORMINA, SICILY
President Uhuru Kenyatta is among a host of African leaders who have been invited to this year’s G-20 Summit, highlighting the growing role of the continent of global development decision-making fora. The feat was the highlight of the African segment session at the G7 Summit meeting, which ended at the Sicilian town of Taormina in Italy on Saturday 27th May, 2017. It was attended by leaders from the continent. President Kenyatta, who spoke during the closed door meeting with leaders of the world’s most developed democracies at the San Domenico Palace Hotel today, later told Kenyan journalists that the G7 countries will start listening to the African voice on global threats and development agenda. "One of the key things to have come out of this summit and which was emphasized by the Canadians, the French and the Germans was that it is time to start listening to Africa on issues that threaten the world and the development agenda," he said at the Villa Saint Andrea Hotel shortly before flying back to Kenya in the afternoon.

President Trump greeting President Uhuru and his wife

 

The two president wives shaking hands before a group photo

 

 

Kenyan jailed in UK for stealing granny’s Sh6 million
 

KISELLA HILLMAN

 

A Kenyan woman has been jailed by a UK court for two years for stealing millions of shillings from an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The court said Kisella Hillman had ‘systematically ‘helped herself’ with Sh6,797,182 belonging to Kathleen Brindle whom she had been entrusted to look after. “...shortly after the money disappeared, you travelled to Kenya. You say the money went to an orphanage in Kenya, but have not been able to provide a scrap of evidence to support that. The sad fact is that you are a congenital liar...” said judge Barnes. The 27-year-old denied charges of stealing £4,000 cash belonging to Brindle. She also denied a theft of £15,500 and a third theft of £32,000, totaling Sh6,797,182. But the woman was found guilty of all three charges following a six-day trial at Taunton Crown Court and sentenced on May 19. Congenital liar Kisella was tasked with looking after the ailing woman but somehow brainwashed her to the point of siphoning cash from her account.

 

 Kisella even convinced the elderly woman that she was her granddaughter. She used the stolen funds to pay for time in a recording studio and support an orphanage owned by her mother in Kitui. Interestingly, the Kenyan woman is a director at Wattle Blossom, a Sh10,000 per night tented camp in Athi River. During the trial, prosecutor Nikki Coombe told Crown Court that Kisella had been employed to look after Mrs Brindle whose mental health was deteriorating but she instead took advantage of the granny by ‘raiding’ her account. The court heard that members of staff at her bank become concerned when Kisella bought Mrs Brindle to the bank for a transaction. “Staff were worried,” Mrs Coombe said. “They said she seemed less confident, less aware of her financial situation and they were concerned she was being taken advantage of.” “They asked her why she was withdrawing the money and why she wanted to close the account.”“The defendant replied ‘It’s OK, Grandma. It’s written down at home.’”

Though the bank staff were concerned, the transaction was approved. The money was handed over in £50 notes and put into a rucksack carried by Kisella, who told staff there was a bodyguard waiting outside to escort them home. Luckily, an employee of the Brindle family witnessed everything and raised a red flag. When she was arrested, Kisella told them the money had been given to her as a gift by the old woman. Kisella claimed she had spent some of the money in a recording studio and had donated the rest to an orphanage, run by her mother, Sarah Hillman, in Kenya. Kisella, who has a degree in music and English literature from Guildhall School of Music and Drama started working for the family as a nanny, before she was asked to be a care giver for the 85-year old. - The Standard.

 

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

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 26th May 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2256.87 against the US Dollar

On 3rd May 2017 the Bitcoin was worth $1,555.6 today Thursday 11th May - 1 Bitcoin = 1873.63 US Dollar

 

SACOMA GLOBAL SWEET POTATO LAUNCHING IN LONDON ON 26TH MAY 2017

Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo addressing the guests at the sweet potato product launching ceremony

 

Sacoma Global Sweet Potato products was launched in London on Friday 26th May, 2017. The ceremony was well attended by guests from all walks of life who came see this historic occasion. Mr. Sam Ochieng, Director of Sacoma Global Ltd. welcomed the guests before his wife Mrs. Perez Ochieng introduced the product which she said that she has been supporting sweet potato farmers in Kenya. Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo and HE Kena Mphonda, High Commissioner of Malawi as well as HE Muyeba Chikonde, High Commissioner of Zambia in the UK attended the ceremony.

 

Mrs. Perez Ochieng and some of the sweet potato dishes served at the launching ceremony

 

SACOMA Director/CEO Perez Ochieng is one of the  Top Most Talented Entrepreneur in Africa selected by HRH The Duke of York KG, HE Olusegun Obasanjo and Mr Aliko Dangote (Africa’s most successful Entrepreneur) in their African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP) designed to develop the African private sector and stimulate innovation and technology throughout the continent.  A catalyst for Agriculture Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship, Perez has won several awards and is a winner for Global Women Inventors and Innovator for capability building communities.  “The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to support Entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas by connecting them with potential supporters including CEOs, Angels, Mentors and key Business Partners.” Active programme of promotion and capacity building is in place to develop brand and consumer acceptability. Initiatives involve value addition, Joint Marketing Initiatives and tackling post Harvest losses.

Guests tasting some of the sweet potato products to mark the launching of the products in central London. Seen on far right is HE Kena Mphonda, High Commissioner of Malawi, HE Muyeba Chikonde, High Commissioner of Zambia in the UK and Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo

A complex array of partners include banks, agricultural research institutes, Knwoledge Transfer and Technical Trianing Patrners, Universties, Researchers, Renewable Energy companies, Processors and exporters, bulk buyers and governments  in EU and Africa . In this way, the company aim to build a business model and broader enabling environment that will continue creating value long into the future. The business brings economic benefits for small-holder farmers in the developing countries and supports rural development, thus aiding the government's vision to promote value addition for local products, in particular food processing, by constructing the necessary facilities and infrastructure. This helps in  accessing new markets, reducing food waste (losses currently estimated at 25%), creating jobs and improving viability of the small holder farmers. We integrate different stages of agriculture, food processing and transport, and also permits shared facilities, such as a quality control laboratory. Investment in building capacity of farmers and farmer co-operatives , presents yet another opportunity for subsistence small holder farmers not only to improve their food security situation but also income. - More later.
 

 

5 Kenyans, 67 Somalis deported from US over immigration issues


Five Kenyans are among 72 people deported from the US over immigration issues. The rest are Somalis. Police and immigration officials said a private plane carrying the 72 individuals landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Friday morning after a long journey that started from several US states. "They were deported over immigration issues including lacking papers. We had been informed of their planned arrival. The Somalis will proceed to Mogadishu while Kenyans will be processed here accordingly," said an informed official who asked not to be named.  The number of those expected was 88 who included seven Kenyans but only 72 arrived, an official said. The deportations had been anticipated given ongoing operations in the USA targeting illegal immigrants. This is the second batch of immigrants to be deported from the US in five months In January, 2017 two Kenyans and 90 Somalis were deported from the US over immigration reasons. The group arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi and was processed by immigration officials. The number was higher than in past cases confirming fears American authorities were cracking down on illegal immigrants there. The January deportations came ahead of President Donald Trump’s signing of executive orders that included a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other nations. Another order was to block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. But the order was suspended by local courts. Fresh attempts to reintroduce it have been thwarted by courts. US officials have been carrying out operations targeting illegal immigrants blamed for among others crime.

Seven Kenyans deported from United

States due to various different offences

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Kenya Airways launches cargo express centre at JKIA


Kenya Airways has opened a cargo express centre at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The centre is aimed at improving KQ cargo revenue as part of the turnaround strategy, Operation Pride while catering for premium cargo clients needing express services. The facility will ensure Kenya Airways cargo customers get efficient and quick service targeting major courier and e-commerce players. It will be a one-stop shop for airlines and freight forwarders to enhance efficiency in e-commerce logistics, electronic customers clearance and cargo handling services, mail-handling and airport ground handling service. “This centre is equivalent of the First Class lounge that our passengers enjoy. It is one of the many initiatives under our turnaround strategy to find new revenue sources,” said Kenya Airways CEO and MD Mbuvi Ngunze. “We are optimistic this centre will generate revenue of over Sh200 million for the airline from the expanded product portfolio, savings as we move our operations here as well as rental revenue.” - The Standard

Fears for economy as number of EU migrants leaving Brexit Britain surges


Britain's economy faces a potential skills shortage as new official figures show a surge in EU migrants leaving the country in the year of the Brexit vote. Business groups warned that a sharp fall in net migration last year, driven by a dramatic increase in EU nationals fleeing the UK, meant employers risk "losing key members of staff in positions that cannot easily be replaced". The Office for National Statistics estimated long-term net migration to be 248,000 in 2016, down a "statistically significant" 84,000 from 2015. The net change was driven by a big increase in EU citizens leaving the country as well as a smaller fall in people coming to the UK. The ONS says around 117,000 EU citizens left the UK in 2016, an increase of 31,000 on 2015 and the highest recorded estimate since 2009. Those who left were mostly EU8 citizens – a group which includes citizens of Poland, the Czech Republic, the Baltics and Hungary. Notably, the number of people moving to the UK to study at its universities also fell by 32,000 to 136,000. The Government has repeatedly refused to confirm whether EU citizens will have a right to stay in the UK after Brexit negotiations despite calls to do so. The exodus could also be driven by a sharp recorded increase in anti-foreigner hate crimes since the European Union referendum. Police figures showing increases are concentrated in areas that voted mostly strongly to leave the UK. EU migrants contributed around £20bn to the UK's public finances between 2000 and 2011, and paid billions more in taxes than they received in welfare payments.

 

Kenyan Parents

Hizo Vikombe Ni Za Wageni

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President Kenyatta Departs for Italy to attend the 43rd G7 summit

 

NAIROBI, 26th May 2017, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta this morning travelled to Taormina, Italy, for the 43rd G7 summit. The plane carrying the President and his entourage departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly before 7:00 am.  Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery and Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe led senior government officials in seeing off the President. President Kenyatta has been invited to the G7 summit to speak specifically on “the timeliness and challenges brought about by innovation as a factor of economic growth and development in Africa.” The invitation of President Kenyatta to the G7 meeting is a testament to the leading role Kenya is playing in technological advancements in the continent and her growing influence on the global stage. The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal bloc of industrialized democracies (the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom) that meets annually to discuss issues such as global economic governance, international security, and energy policy. Italy currently holds the rotating G7 Presidency. The theme of this year’s summit is ‘Building the foundations of renewed trust’. Besides Kenya, other African countries invited to represent the interests of the continent at the 43rd G7 summit in Italy are Ethiopia, Tunisia and Nigeria. President Kenyatta is expected to use the high-level profile event to showcase Kenya’s achievements over time and also show Africa’s interest in a way that is readily digestible on the global stage. The Outreach Session, to which the President will be making a presentation, will bring value and content to future decisions of the G7 Summit on how to partner for innovation-driven growth in Africa. To this end, participants will be encouraged to engage in a positive evidence based, frank and visionary discussion. -PSCU

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IT WAS A BUSY SCHEDULE FOR PRESIDENT UHURU IN UK

While visiting the UK this month, President Uhuru met with the Prime Minister Theresa May, Prince William and then Former Prime Minister Tony Blair

 

 

MISSING KENYAN STUDENT IN UK


PRINCE MWENDWA KILONZO KILPC1503



The mother of the above named student has written an email to the Kenya high Commission to request for assistance to locate his son who is an Aerospace Engineering student in Hertfordshire University, UK.  I spoke to the International students office this morning that advised the Kenya High Commission to get in touch with the police. We have reported to London Metropolitan Police; Reference CAD 3569. On behalf of the Kenya High Commission London, and the parent of Prince Mwendwa Kilonzo,  we kindly request that you urgently assist in locating this student. You can contact 0207 6362371.

 


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.

 

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*Prophetic Prayer Event Coming to Coventry* - Purpose / Why
> To pray for the move of God for Coventry ( There is a move of God coming to Coventry)
> To Empower people to fulfil their purpose ( God will anoint his people)
> To release Prophetic Impartation

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Don't miss this PRAYER EVENT If you live in Coventry and surrounding cities.

We are coming under the Directive and Leading of the Holy Spirit.

Am looking forward to this great Prayer Event

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29th July, 2017 

KENYA AND FRIENDS IN THE PARK

THE BIGGEST KENYA DAY IN UK IS ON 29TH JULY, 2017

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

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

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

Last time, all food was sold by the afternoon.

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CO-OPERATIVE BANK RECEIVES EAST AFRICA BANKER OF THE YEAR 2017

Co-operative Bank Diaspora Team (left) celebrating their achievement and on right receiving the Award at the ceremony

 

Wednesday 24th May 2017, Ahmedabad, India - Winners of the 2017 African Banker Awards were announced at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Ahmedabad, India. The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, celebrate excellence in banking and finance on the African continent. No one country dominated the awards this year. The President of Afreximbank, Dr Benedict Oramah won Banker of the Year. His bank has grown considerably in the past year, whilst other metrics, such as income to cost ratio were very competitive. Nigerian bank, GT Bank beat off competition from five shortlisted nominees to win the coveted 'African Bank of the Year Award'. GT Bank posted a 37% in profits in 2016, despite difficult trading conditions in its main market Nigeria. The 'Lifetime Achievement Award' was presented to an institution for the first time, as opposed to an individual.

 

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You can easily open an Account with Co-operative Bank while in the Diaspora. See below

OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT WITH CO-OPERATIVE BANK WHERE

THEY ARE PROVIDING LOAN AT 10 PER CENT


Contact
Julieanne Onsando,
Relationship Manager, Diaspora Banking,
Retail Banking Department.
Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609
Email 1: jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke|Website:  www.co-opbank.co.ke

or Milka Wachira +254 722451885 (on Whatsapp) - mmwachira@cp-opbank.co.ke
Email 2: diasporabanking@co-opbank.co.ke

Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 - misterseeduk@gmail.com

POSITION

STAFF 

 EMAIL

MOBILE NUMBER

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

JAMES MURINGIH 

 muchirij@co-opbank.co.ke

+254 708 345 355

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

JULIEANNE ONSANDO   

 jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke

+254 722 343 097

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

FRANCIS MANYONJE 

 fmanyonje@co-opbank.co.ke

+254 720 360 405

HEAD, DIASPORA BANKING

MILKA WACHIRA   

 mmwachira@co-opbank.co.ke

+254 722 451 885

 

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Soldiers deployed on streets in London  after threat level raised to 'critical'


Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on the streets amid fears that the Manchester suicide bomber had accomplices preparing further attacks, Theresa May has announced. For the first time in 10 years, the Prime Minister said the terror threat had been raised to the highest possible level, from severe to critical, meaning an attack is “expected imminently”. Investigators fear that the British-born bomber Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old of Libyan descent, was part of a wider network of Isil-inspired terrorists, including a bomb-maker, who may still be at large. Special Forces were deployed to Manchester ready to engage in the hunt for accomplices of Abedi, who killed 22 concert-goers in Britain’s worst terrorist atrocity for 12 years. Outlining the increased risk, Mrs May said: “It is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack.”
 

 

KQ makes Sh897 million

operating profit, full year results

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Judges throw out Donald Trump’s revised travel ban


Donald Trump has been dealt a major blow after his travel ban was thrown out by judges, again. The new travel ban – a revised version of the one Trump tried to get passed before – targeted six Muslim-majority countries. However, it was not meant to be, as the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the ban. It would have blocked the Trump administration from temporarily suspending new visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. President Trump hoped his revised version of the ban would avoid the legal issues that the first one encountered. ‘Congress granted the president broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute,’ the chief judge of the circuit, Roger L Gregory, wrote. ‘It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the president wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation.’ Trump is likely to appeal to the US Supreme Court. A key question in the case is whether the courts should take into account the president’s past statements about wanting to bar Muslims from entering the country.

 


Death Announcement for Gift Mumbi Kamau of Florissant, MO, USA
Missing Kenyan Student Gift Mumbi’s body recovered from the Mississippi


The funeral committee and Kamau family wish to thank you for all your support during these difficult last few weeks. Gift Mumbi was special to the family and to the St. Louis community. Her memories will be cherished and will live on forever in our hearts. Gift was blessed with so many great friends and we want to express our heartfelt gratitude and say thank you to each one of you for making this difficult time a little easier. We would like to invite you to join us for a Memorial service to be held on Sunday, May 21st at RCCG- Jesus House located on 3472 Bridgeland Dr. Bridgeton, MO 63044 at 4pm. The family will soon after proceed to Kenya to join other family members.  Gift will be laid at her final resting place at her family home in Ol Kalou, Nyandarua. We are still appealing for your financial support to make this happen. The estimate budget is $15,000. We are kindly asking for your generous donation of  $100 per person to make this possible. mDonations can be made through the gofundme account at https://www.gofundme.com/giftkamau. You can also send your donation through cashapp. The link is: www.cash.me/$GiftKamau or 314 629 6298. Donations can also be made directly to the family at their home at 1260 Greenway chase. Florissant, MO 63031. Meawhile you can call Fejiro Kalu 317 508 5850, Geoffrey Soyiantet 3145830075, Robert Wachaga 3145833846, Daniel Njogu 314 537 5199, Pastor Femi 314 651 4940, Pastor Paul 314 229 7708 or Pastor John  314 249 9805. - Diasporamessenger.com

 

"How are you Mr. Seed, I want to see you" - President Uhuru in London recently

 


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: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

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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NEW KENYAN JOINT IN EAST LONDON

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Fredor 39
39 Dames Road, Forest Gate, London . E7 0DR .



There will be All Tyes of Drinks, Nyama Choma, Wings Choma, Ugali,
Kuku Choma, Firigisi Choma ( Gizzards), Matumbo and Cassava (Mihogo )
From 9pm Africa Jambo full band will be performing live till late.

AFRICA JAMBO LIVE BAND ON SATURDAY 22ND APRIL, 2017.

For more information contact Marie Contact 07412223108 or Contact 07473494161.

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JAMBO FOODS
51 RILEY SQUARE, BELL GREEN
COVENTRY WEST MIDLANDS CV2 1LY
TEL,7956114514 - TEL FAX 02477671365

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP

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We sell the following Kenyan Foods in our shop in Coventry, UK


GiTHERI
UJI MIX
ROYCO - BIG AND SMALL
KENYA RED KIDNEY BEANS
NJAHI BEANS
ROSE COCO BEANS


UGALI MAIZE MEAL (NO CHOLESTEROL)
IWISA MAIZEMEAL
WHITE MAIZE KERNELS
UGANDA SWEET POTATOES BOX £23 /KG

ARROWROOTS


JAMAICAN SWEET POTATOES
MATOKE BOX £23/KG
AVOCADOS, SWEET UGANDAN PUMPKINS
TEA MASALA - TROPICAL HEAT
PILAU MASALA TROPICAL HEAT
FROZEN WHITE MAIZE WINTER

FRESH MAIZE SUMMER
RICE
KENYA TEA LEAVES

CHAPATIS

KITENGE MATERIALS

JAMBO BUTCHERY IS OPENING SOON

WATCH THIS SPACE

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FROM COVENTRY, WOLVERHAMPTON, DERBY, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
OXFORDSHIRE AND OTHER CITIES

PLEASE NOTE
WE SELL ALL AFRICAN FOODS

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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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MABLE MURULI GOVERNOR ASPIRANT KAKAMEGA COUNTY

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Write it down. It is rumoured in the business circles that the Bitcoin will be worth £10,000 in THREE YEARS

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How Bitcoin works

Verifying bitcoin transactions takes a lot of computer power

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

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1 Bitcoin equals = 1,555.64 US Dollar (KShs. 160,000)

1 Bitcoin equals = 1192.31 British Pound (KShs. 160,000)

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FACTS ABOUT BITCOIN

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1) You can book a flight from London to Nairobi and remain with some money for Nyama Choma
2) You can pay your house rent with one bitcoin
3) No taxation on Bitcoin because no one can access your wallet except YOURSELF
4) You can get a Credit Card of Bitcoin - just like any other card with a PIN
5) Bitcoin is one of the top Investment venues in the world today
6) Bitcoin was less than £200 in 2014 and now it is over £1,555.
7. No one single entity controls this currency.
8) My boss Atif bought over 25 BITCOIN at the price of £1036.02 TWO MONTHS AGO and now the price is £1192.31.
9) No money laundering because you can trace the origin of the Bitcoin

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YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BITCOIN?

If you would like to know how to open a BITCOIN Account, then online business to start making money please Contact Mr. Atif on +44 7872330645 on Whatsapp - earn247.info@gmail.com or Mr. Seed who currently on BITCOIN baby class on +44 7951220695 - on Whatsapp or misterseed@yahoo.co.uk

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Write it down. It is rumoured in the business circles that the Bitcoin will be worth £10,000 in THREE YEARS

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HERI HOSTELS DAYSTAR APRIL CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

Ground breaking of Heri Homes Daystar University Hostels was done in July 2016. Those attending the ground breaking bought the hostels for KShs. 1 million. After the ground breaking the price went up to KShs. 1.2 million. 62 Kenyans in UK bought the hostels in October 2016 at the price of Kshs. 1.4 and now the price is KShs. 2 million heading to over KShs. 3 million when the hostels are completed and taken over by the University. The photos above were taken last week showing the progress of the project. Heri Homes have several projects running together among them Daystar Hostels, Kikuyu Heights Phase I to Phase III and Kitsuru Phase I and Phase II. Heri Homes Housing Sacco is making easier for everyone to afford a house in Kenya. For more information Contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes on +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke. - CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO SHOWING SOME OF THE CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE BENEFITED WITH HERI HOMES PHASE I

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We are excited to present to you Kitengela Manor! 

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUTUBE

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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


Plot Reservation
For only KES 699,000 regular plot ,reservation is on  payment of 30% deposit.
ACCOUNT DETAILS:
A/C NAME: PROPERTY REALITY LIMITED
A/C NO: 1167585550
BANK: KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK
BRANCH: SARIT CENTRE

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KSHS. 10,000 INSURANCE FOR THE WHOLE YEAR WITH ABC BANK IN KENYA

ABC Bank in its endeavors to take care of all your Financial needs has believes that Life, Health and Security of your loved ones is of utmost priority, and so through our banc assurance unit we have designed an Insurance product abc D’ Bouquet  - Contact Ann on +254 720807039  or Whatsapp +254 701 700 700 - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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MY LIFE EXPERIENCE DURING MY RECENT VISIT TO

THE HOLY LAND OF ISRAEL - MARGARET NJIIRI

CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

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Get your Funeral Insurance from ABC Bank Kenya

It costs you less than £100 a year.

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A PREVIEW OF OUR TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND OF ISRAEL AS FROM 20TH-28TH MARCH, 2017

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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?

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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

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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
Or:
Swift Code: KCOOKENA
Branch Code: 11051

Once you make payment send Email to or alternatively drop the payment slip to the following office:
Mohammed & Kinyanjui advocates
Bemuda Plaza,
1st Floor, Suite B5,
Ngong Road

Email:mkadv@mohammedkinyanjui.co.ke
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 kisefinance@hotmail.com gain you can contact Mr. Seed in UK on +44 7951220695  - misterseed@yahoo.co.uk

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Jerusalem City in Israel

CLICK HERE FOR OLD JERUSALEM VIDEO


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.

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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: gngoiri@yahoo.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.

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

PAYMENT DETAILS:
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.

NOT INCLUDED:
Passport Fees
Travel Insurance
Visas and Passports

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

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

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

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

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

We thank God for everything.
Mr. Seed – London

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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: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

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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.

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

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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 misterseed@yahoo.co.uk.

www.misterseed.com - serving the Community INSIDE and OUTSIDE  Kenya - Giving Service to the Community.

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A KENYAN HAIR DRESSER MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN LONDON

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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.

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MEET JANE WANJIRU FROM

URITHI HOUSING COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.

NICE AND AFFORDABLE PROPERTIES

Contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or  njugunajane17@gmail.com

 Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 - misterseeduk@gmail.com

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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  njugunajane17@gmail.com

 

 

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.

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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.

 

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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

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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
Size 50x100
Balance 4 months
With ready titles.

For more information please contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or  njugunajane17@gmail.com

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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: jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke|Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke
Email 2: diasporabanking@co-opbank.co.ke
Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 - misterseeduk@gmail.com

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CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION

 

 

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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

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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 misterseeduk@gmail.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 jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke, Milka Wachira (centre in red) Head of Diaspora Banking - Tel: +254 722451885 (on WhatsApp) and email: mmwachira@co-opbank.co.ke, and Francis Xavier (2nd from left) , Relationship Manager, Tel: +254 720360405 (with WhatsApp) and his email is fmanyonje@co-opbank.co.ke. 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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Kenyan Parents

Hizo Vikombe Ni Za Wageni

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Bandit Paradise: Heavily armed herders invade conservancies, ranches in Laikipia - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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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.

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Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

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

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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.

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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

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WE HAVE 5 PROJECTS ON GOING SO FAR
KITSURU 1 - structure is complete and show house is almost ready, pictures above.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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: jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke|Website:  www.co-opbank.co.ke Email 2: diasporabanking@co-opbank.co.ke

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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: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

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

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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.

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We want to take this opportunity to invite you for this upcoming events tickets are available for sale please call me and will

reserve your tickets 80 Tickets remaining first come first served. God bless you have a blessed day.

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UK outreach church has moved to memorial community church, Plaistow

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

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