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New M-Pesa tap and PIN card seeks to ease payments


Safaricom  has launched a tap-and-go M-Pesa card intended to ease mobile money payments in a bid to grow revenues. 
The M-Pesa card will allow customers to make payments at retail point-of-sale (PoS) terminals by tapping their tags on them and inputting their security codes after a real-time pop-up prompt. “M-Pesa 1 Tap will reduce the number of steps a customer needs to take to pay for goods and services from the current eight to just one,” Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore said on Wednesday. “It will supplement the number of initiatives that we’ve taken to expand the M-Pesa ecosystem in the past few years.” The card, which is near-field communication (NFC) enabled, has been rolled out in Nakuru — with a nationwide launch scheduled for July. Its variants include a phone sticker and a wristband. Normal M-Pesa charges will apply. Customers will not be required to show cashiers their “confirmation” messages as proof of payment. Kenya’s economy is still mainly reliant on cash payments with plastic cards and mobile money services such as M-Pesa, Airtel Money and Orange Money still lagging behind. Safaricom’s move to ease M-Pesa payments through the cards is an attempt to grow its income from retail payments and boost mobile money revenue which stood at Sh55.1 billion in March, a 32.7 per cent year-on-year growth. - businessdailyafrica.com

 

PRESIDENT UHUR ARRIVES IN LONDON

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in London on Wednesday afternoon 10th May 2017. After arrival the president was met by the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo (far right) and Mrs. Grace Cerere the Deputy High Commissioner (far right). He was welcomed with flowers by two young Kenyans.

 

Alice Gichangi (Mama Justin) and Eunice in London have lost their sister back in Kenya on Wednesday 10th

May, 2017. More information will follow later. Can Call her on 07957920634 or 07939675178.

 

Moroccan Airline comes up with the Lowest Price Ever

Now flying from London to Nairobi via Casablanca

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Surf and Facebook has officially launched Express Wi-Fi in Kenya


Surf and Facebook has officially launched Express Wi-Fi, a fast and affordable public Wi-Fi hotspot service by Facebook in Kenya. Surf has already rolled out more than 100 Express Wi-Fi hotspots in several communities in the greater metropolitan area of Nairobi including Ongata Rongai, Limuru, Kiserian, Kitengela, Kiambu, Mlolongo, Ngong, Ruaka, Thika and Wangige. Starting this week, the Express Wi-Fi service will also be available in Kisumu and Mombasa. Speaking at the launch of Express Wi-Fi, Surf Chief Executive Mark Summer said the Wi-Fi hotspots are focused in areas where people gather for work, transit or entertainment such as markets, matatu stages and chill spots. “This initiative was born from the mutual belief that organisations that have access to internet should be available and affordable for everyone. Anyone with a Wi-Fi capable device can use Express Wi-Fi without switching SIM cards or having a data plan, as long as you can receive a one-time SMS on this or any other device,” said Summer. Surf is working with local entrepreneurs to host and sell the Express Wi-Fi service around their localities, where customers can purchase a range of packages. There is an introductory promotion, where every new customer gets 100MBs everyday for 10 days, with a guaranteed ‘enjoy the service as soon as you sign up’ option. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


 

 

Jeff Koinange Live: Race to State House - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Second-hand car prices up by Sh100,000


Second-hand car prices have increased by at least Sh100,000 amid a surge in demand that revved up sales by 10.5 per cent in the three months to March. Official data shows that Kenyans bought 15,858 used vehicles in the first quarter of the year, compared to 14,346 units in a similar period of last year. The rising cars appetite came in a period in which popular second-hand models like Toyota Belta (seven years old) imported from Japan increased to $7,000 (Sh721,000) from  $6,000 (Sh618,000) in December excluding duty, freight and dealers margins. The rise in demand for second-hand cars is a departure from the cut back in unit sales witnessed last year. New car sales dropped 27.3 per cent to 2, 687 units. Dealers said the price surge was partly due to higher demand for Japanese models manufactured in 2010 as buyers raced to beat Kenya’s rule that only allows importation of cars under the age of eight years. The weakening of the shilling against the US dollar in the review period also made imports expensive. “There are two factors that contributed to the price increase; higher demand for 2010 cars than supply in Japan and the weakening of the shilling,” said Charles Munyori, the secretary-general of Kenya Auto Bazaar Association – a lobby group for second hand car dealers.

 

OLD GOOD DAYS

By the way, which year was this?

Once upon time in Kenya

 

 

Safaricom creates unit to connect homes with Internet


Safaricom  has created a department charged with connecting residential houses to its fibre Internet. Chief executive Bob Collymore said at an investor briefing on Wednesday that the Home department would deliver fibre and other technologies to subscribers’ houses across the country. “Our customers’ needs are changing. Demand will shift to more sophisticated use,” said Mr Collymore. The telco said that it had passed its fibre infrastructure by 53,000 homes. The company is hoping to encourage customers to use more data through value-added services and smart home technologies. Smart home technologies include household appliances that are often connected to the Internet and can be controlled remotely via a phone or computer. While these devices are yet to catch on in Kenya, technology firms in the West are betting that their growth will come from smart personal assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa, and Internet-enabled smoke detectors, light bulbs or tea kettles. Safaricom has over the past few years been making strides into Kenya’s living rooms, expanding its presence beyond the mobile phone.

 

 

THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY OF SENATOR LUCY GICHUHI

IN AUSTRALIA ON TUESDAY 9TH MAY 2017

These are some of photos for Senator Lucy's Swearing in Ceremony in Australia on Tuesday 9th May, 2017. Friends and family attended the ceremony from far and wide as well as from within Australia. Mrs. Milka Njoroge Rusk travelled for almost 30 hours through China from Coventry, UK to attend the ceremony. The ceremony took place on Tuesday 9th May, 2017 at Senate Chambers, Parliament House, Canberra, Australia. Kenya's High Commissioner in Australia His Excellency Mr Isaiya Kabira (left) and his wife Mrs. Betty Kabira attended the ceremony. Local people attended in large number to witnesses this historic event. The Seed's team would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Senator Lucy Gichuhi in Australia. You have made us proud. More later in KARIBU MAGAZINE, Kenyan's in the UK Magazine coming up soon.

Our own Senator Lucy Gichuhi (left) addressing guests after her ceremony

in Australia on Tuesday. On right a guest congratulating the senator.

 

Kenya's High Commissioner in Australia His Excellency Mr Isaiya Kabira (left) and his wife Mrs. Betty Kabira who attended the ceremony addressing the guests after the ceremony. On right is Mrs. Milka Njoroge Rusk (3rd from right) a friend of Senator Lucy who flew for almost 30 hours from Coventry, UK to attend the ceremony congratulating the senator.

 

 

Last week Bitcoin was worth $1,555.6 today Wednesday 10th May - 1 Bitcoin = 1749.87 US Dollar

 


No ban on travel to South Africa despite security concerns: govt

A total of 18,673 people were killed in South Africa in the 12 months to March last year,

up from 17,805 in the previous year, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 10 – The government says it has not issued any travel warning baring Kenyans from travelling to South Africa. This follows reports of a travel warning against South Africa, due to the rising wave of crime, but it says Kenya and South Africa enjoy warm and cordial relations. A statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry however stated that the government is obligated under the law to advise her citizens, whenever they are travelling, about the conditions of the country they intend to visit. “The Government of the Republic of Kenya has not issued any travel warning baring her citizens from travelling to South Africa,” it said. The Ministry said the letter containing said advice was part of routine internal communication within advising its senior officials to exercise vigilance when travelling to South Africa. “There is nothing unusual about such communication since it is part of the Ministry’s obligation under the law.” South Africa has grappled with sporadic but extreme xenophobic attacks since 2008 as many blamed foreigners for the high level of joblessness. The most violent crimes tend to occur in townships, remote and isolated areas and away from the normal tourist destinations. Canada had issued a travel advisory against South Africa. - CapitalFM

 

 

 

Jackpot Winner Withdrew Sh 50K at the ATM Just to Confirm He Had Won, Sh81 Million

 

SHIRU STUART IN UK HAS PRODUCED A NEW ALBUM

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NASA's Joshua: Raila prays at Israel's Wailing Wall ahead of election


NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga prays at the Wailing Wall in Israel


NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga was on Wednesday spotted 'walking in the footsteps of the Biblical Joshua'. When Raila was named Opposition presidential candidate, he said he would be the Joshua who would deliver Kenyans from their hardships. He and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) will face President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto of Jubilee Party at the ballot. In pictures doing the rounds on social media, Raila is seen praying at Israel's Wailing Wall, wearing a Kippah and holding a bible. A kippah can be worn conveniently under a street hat, as was the custom for most Jews in the first half of the 20th century. It is still the practice of many Orthodox Jewish men to wear a head covering not just during prayer but throughout the day. The Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, is the most religious site in the world for the Jewish people. It is located in the Old City of Jerusalem and is the western support wall of the Temple Mount. Thousands of people journey to the wall every year to visit and recite prayers. These prayers are either spoken or written down and placed in the cracks of the wall.


The wall is divided into two sections, one area for males and the other for females. Via Twitter on Wednesday, Raila wrote: "Few know my history with this Holy Site. The Western Wall is the pulpit of the Temple of Solomon and is said to have been built over 5,000 years ago. The site is sacred to all three Abrahamic religions - Judaism, Islam and Christianity - and to me it is a very strong symbolism of strength and unity. The story goes that you write your wish on a piece of paper, stick it on the wall and say a prayer and the message goes directly to God." The ODM leader said he began the tradition of writing his wishes while he was in detention, as it is a "miserable place with time mostly spent alone". Raila was detained for six years without trial over a failed 1982 coup against the then President Daniel Moi. He was charged with treason. Before this he had been on house arrest for seven months. Raila said he spent 23 hours a day alone and that at the time, it would take six letter for he and family to exchange letters. "With a lot of time on my hands, I used to write down the many wishes I had for the people of Kenya. Every time I visit, I take one of those wishes and place it on the wall." Raila wants to make life better for Kenyans, primarily by improving the economy and ending corruption. While on the tour, he has called for a peaceful and fair election to prevent the bloodshed that arose after the 2007 vote, whose results he disputed. The Opposition chief, who travelled to Israel on Sunday, delivered an address the next day on democratisation, religion and the pursuit of peace in Africa at the Truman Institute. - The Star

 

Safaricom extends Collymore’s contract by two years

 

 

 

Presidential debates to be held in July, aired


The presidential debate organising committee has or- ganised three debates to run between July 10 and 24. The first debate, involving presidential candidates only, will be held on July 10. A debate including running mates will be held on July 17. The last presidential debate will be held on Monday July 24, exactly 14 days before the General Election. All the debates will be held at Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Karen from 7.30pm and will be aired live on all participating TV and radio stations. They will also be relayed on the digital platforms of the participating media houses. The chairman of the organising commitee, Royal Media Services CEO Wachira Waruru, said the debate will take place in front of an audience of invited citi- zens. “In conducting this debate, we are engaging in a cul- ture of civilised discourse between those who aspire to various positions of leadership and particularly the presidency,” Waruru said. “We are looking forward to three vigorous debates that will not only showcase the growth of our democracy, but also help voters make informed choices.” Waruru said the committee has organised a format for the debate in keeping with international best practice, and is finalising the rules and guidelines. He said the rules will be shared with respective pres- idential campaign teams and will also be published on the presidential debate website and on the platforms of participating media houses. The number of candidates to participate in the de- bates is among the issues being discussed by the committee. “We are going to use objective guidelines in coming up with the framework of who and how many candidates will participate in the debate. We have an edito- rial committee that will look into issues regarding the questions and topics,” Waruru said. He added, “As broadcasters, we see our role as that of providing a platform where competing political visions for the country can be articulated and vigorously debated.” Waruru said the media will continue to keep Kenyans updated on political campaigns as well as all other developments related to the election as part of their contribution to a successful event. - The Star

 

 

President Donald Trump fires FBI director James Comey


 President Trump with James Comey in January 2017


 Donald Trump has fired FBI boss James Comey, with a White House statement saying he had been "terminated and removed from office". He was dismissed on the recommendation of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Deputy Attorney General, the statement added. In a letter to Mr Comey, the President told him he was "not able to effectively lead" the FBI. "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau. "It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission," Mr Trump wrote. The search for Mr Comey's successor will start immediately. Mr Comey, 56, was nominated by Mr Trump's predecessor Barack Obama in 2013 for a 10-year term, having served three decades in law enforcement. The father of five was known for his tenacity, his towering height (he is 6'8 tall) and being a highly-skilled political operator. Many were surprised by Mr Trump's decision to keep Mr Comey and some saw it as a reward for his role in damaging the presidential campaign of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by reopening an investigation into her email practices as Secretary of State. But in March, Mr Comey took aim at Mr Trump during a hearing on Russia's alleged meddling in the election. He confirmed the FBI was investigating the allegations and Russia's possible connections with Mr Trump's campaign. He also denied Mr Trump's claim that he had been wiretapped by Mr Obama.
 

 

 

 

Jubilation in Nyeri as native joins Australia Senate


The family of Lucy Muringo Gichuhi in Mathira, Nyeri Couty, burst into celebration after their

daughter was on Tuesday sworn in as the first Senator of African descent in Australia. 


The family of Lucy Muringo Gichuhi in Mathira, Nyeri Couty, burst into celebration after their daughter was on Tuesday sworn in as the first Senator of African descent in Australia. With only 152 primary votes polled in last year’s election, the Kenyan-born lawyer’s chances of occupying a seat in the Senate looked distant. That was until the High Court of Australia found Family First Senator Bob Day in breach of the constitution and therefore ineligible to occupy office. This prompted a special recount of ballot papers to determine his replacement. According to Australian media, Ms Gichuhi, who was Family First’s number two senate candidate, got enough flow through from votes that had gone to Mr Day to get her into office. Gichuhi’s future in the Senate had also earlier hang in the balance after a legal challenge was mounted over her eligibility to hold the position owing to her nationality. There were questions on whether she still held Kenyan citizenship at the time she was seeking office, which would have disqualified her.


When she therefore finally took the oath of office, her family burst into song and dance to celebrate their daughter’s achievement. Her sister, Gichungo Weru, said villagers were streaming into their home in Hiriga with congratulatory messages after it was confirmed that she would now serve as a senator. Gichuhi assumed office at 12.30pm (5.30 am Kenyan time). “We woke up to the news because we could not watch it live due to the seven-hour time difference,” her sister said. Grand fete The family is now preparing for a grand ceremony to celebrate their daughter’s achievement, with plans afoot for family members to fly to Australia. “After her swearing-in things are now clear. No specific date has been set but we are making plans to celebrate the achievement,” Weru said. She said the family was making arrangements to have their father, Justus Munyiri, travel to Australia to witness Gichuhi make her maiden speech as senator, next month.


“No member of the family left the country to witness her inauguration but we have a lot of close relatives and one of our sisters in Australia. We were well represented,” she said. According to Australian media reports, about 100 friends and supporters jammed the public gallery to watch Gichuhi being sworn in as senator for South Australia. Weru said the family received news that Gichuhi had finally taken up her seat in the early hours of the morning. “She sent us a video and we replied with our congratulatory messages. She is a devout Christian and recognises that leadership comes with its challenges but we know that she will do everything possible to empower the people,” she said. In a post on Facebook, Gichuhi said she was “honoured and humbled to be sworn in today as the first-ever person of black African descent in the Australian parliament”. “I thank God, my husband and daughters, my father and all other friends, family and supporters for your encouragement, and sharing the vision we hold to unite Australia as one,” the new senator posted. Gichuhi, 54, moved to Australia with her husband and three children in 1999 and became an Australian citizen in 2001. - The Standard

 

 

 

Parliament is pondering proposals to curb

climbing food prices, officials said on Tuesday



The issue is becoming a political liability for President Uhuru Kenyatta as he seeks a second term in August elections. Justin Muturi, the speaker of the National Assembly, said Treasury could present a plan within a week. "If they want to bring a supplementary budget, that is within their power," he told Reuters. A supplementary budget allows the government to spend or raise extra funds outside the annual budget cycle. Kenya will hold presidential, parliamentary and local elections on August 8. Uhuru is seeking a second and final five-year term. He is running against veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is stoking widespread anger over rising food prices. The price jumps are partly caused by a regional drought but the NASA flag bearer has also blamed Uhuru for raising taxes and failing to boost food production. Year-on-year inflation is 11.48 per cent; the last time it was that high was in mid-2012. The price of a two kilogramme packet of maize flour jumped by a third to Sh135.87 ($1.32) last month from the same period last year. Armando Morales, the International Monetary Fund's resident representative in Kenya, said Treasury was considering re-allocating the equivalent of less than one percent of GDP to import maize and stabilise prices.

SERIOUS CHALLENGE

A survey by research firm Ipsoslast month found 79 per cent of respondents felt their economic condition had worsened in the last three months. "Such a figure represents a serious challenge for a government seeking re-election," said Tom Wolf, a research analyst for IPSOS-Kenya. Uhuru's campaign focuses on his investment in infrastructure, including new roads, the power grid and a new railway linking the coast to the capital. But he acknowledged the problem of high food prices this weekend when he accepted his party's presidential nomination. "We know the price of flour has gone up and we are doing everything to see how we can lower the price," the President told the crowd. Dennis Onyango, Raila's spokesman, dismissed the government's plans and said the Opposition would offer farmers subsidies and lower taxes. "If that had been part of the policies from the beginning, we would not be where we are now," he said. - The Star

 

 

MRS. JANE KAMAU MEMORIAL SERVICE ON SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2017

Memorial at Mt Zion Millennium city Church, Churchfield Lane, Bobbersmill, Nottingham, NG7 5QS - starting 2pm to 4pm

THE LATE JANE KAMAU OF NOTTINGHAM, UK


It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jane Wambui Kamau of Nottingham UK, which occurred on 1st May 2017 at City Hospital in Nottingham, UK. Beloved wife of Charles Mbui Kamau of Mathare-ini, Kigumo, Muranga and beloved mother to Lily Mwihaki of Nottingham. She was a beloved daughter of Francis Mburu Gachau and Mrs Felista Wairimu Mburu of Muruka Village, Muruka Sub Location Kandara. Muranga, Kenya. Sister to Leah Wanjiru, Simon Ndungu Emmah Njeri, John Guchu, Mercy Wangoru and Henry Gitau. Sister in law to Bernadette Wangari Kuria of Nottingham. The late Margaret Wanjiru, Andrew Kinanya and Peter Macharia. The Funeral will take place in Matharei-ini, Kigumo, Kenya. Date and arrangements to be announced later. Prayer meetings will start Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 beginning from 6pm -9pm onwards at 31 Coleby road Broxtowe NG8 6FS. Those wishing to support the family financially and are unable to visit Kamau's family, you can deposit your contribution to Bank account: Charles Kamau Daniel. Barclays Acct no: 40550582. Sort code: 20-44-22. The memorial service of our late Jane Kamau will be held on the Saturday 13th may 2017 starting 2pm to 4pm  at Mt  Zion Millennium city Church, Churchfield Lane, Bobbersmill, Nottingham,  NG7 5QS. For more information please contact 07950720017 or 07951220695.

 

List of 18 Kenyans in race to State House


Eighteen Kenyans will battle it out for the Presidency in August, if cleared by IEBC, after getting the nod from the Registrar of Political Parties. Of the 18, seven will vie under different party umbrellas while the rest will seek election as independent candidates. They include Professor Michael Wainaina - PhD, Peter Ondeng (Restore and Build Kenya Party), Abduba Dida (Tunza Coalition), Kennedy Mongare (Federal Party of Kenya) and Ekuru Aukot (Thirdway Alliance Party). Joe Nyagah (Independent Presidential Candidate, Nazlin Omar (Independent Presidential Candidate), Cyrus Jirongo (UDP Party), Uhuru Kenyatta (Jubilee Party), Raila Amolo Odinga (ODM) are also in the list. Also in the list seeking for the top seat include David Munga, Stephen Oweke Oganga, Robert Mukwana Juma, Joseph Ngacha, Japheth Kavinga, Nixon Kukubah, Joseph Musyoka and Erastus Nyamera. Compared to 2013, this election will be hotly contested as only 350 aspirants sought clearance to run for seats as independent candidates in the run up to the last poll. According to Joshua Ngala, the registrar's Communication Officer, by Monday evening, 30 people had been cleared to contest for senator positions across the country, 13 for woman representative, and 1,659 for MCAs and 27 others were cleared to vie as governors while another 215 were given the nod to seek MP posts. If cleared by the electoral, the 18 will first face off in the two planned Presidential debates before the elections According to the Kenyan constitution, one qualifies for nomination as a presidential candidate if the person--
(a) is a citizen by birth;
(b) is qualified to stand for election as a member of Parliament;
(c) is nominated by a political party, or is an independent candidate; and
(d) is nominated by not fewer than two thousand voters from each of a majority of the counties.
The last requirement means that each of the 18 aspirants must get a minimum of 48,000 nominators to get clearance from the IEBC to contest.
THE LIST
Party Presidential Nominees
1. Peter Ondeng - Restore and Build Kenya Party
2. Abduba Dida - Tunza Coalition
3. Kennedy Mongare - Federal Party of Kenya.
4. Ekuru Aukot - Thirdway Alliance Party.
5. Cyrus Jirongo- UDP Party
6. Uhuru Kenyatta - Jubilee Party
7. Raila Amolo Odinga-ODM
Independents:
1. Joe Nyagah
2. Nazlin Omar
3. Michael Wainaina
4. David Munga
5. Stephen Oweke Oganga
6. Robert Mukwana Juma
7. Joseph Ngacha
8. Japheth Kavinga
9. Nixon Kukubah
10. Joseph Musyoka
11. Erastus Nyamera
Source: The Star

 

Official campaigns for August elections kick off on May 28, according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

 

 

A Kenyan in UK has bought a house with a Heri Sacco bypassing mortgage

The smart customer deposited funds in his Heri Homes Sacco then took x3 loan

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO SHOWING SOME OF THE CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE BENEFITED WITH HERI HOMES PHASE I


A Kenyan in UK has worked smart to buy a house with Heri Homes. He worked smart to avoid bank loans and mortgages. His loan was approved last week who saw him climb to the mortgage ladder without a lot of involvements. This is how he did it. He took a 2-bedroom house off plan with Heri Homes Kikuyu Heights Phase II at cost of about KShs. 3.6 million. Instead of paying his deposit directly to Heri Homes, he deposited of about KShs. 1 million to Heri Sacco and then he took a loan x3 of his savings and then pushed his money to Heri Homes. He bought the house for KShs. 3.6 million and by the time the house is completed in 18 months the house will be worth KShs. 5.6 million (see the video below to substantiate my argument. A large of Kenyans in the diaspora had bought Kikuyu Heights houses Phase I which is now complete and Mr.Seed is flying to Nairobi next week to witness the handover ceremony on behalf of Kenyans in the diaspora. Heri Homes Sacco interest rate is 1 per cent per month making 12 per cent per year.

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.

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO SHOWING SOME OF THE CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE BENEFITED WITH HERI HOMES PHASE I

 

 

Kenya backed to be an Islamic finance hub


 Kenya is well positioned to become the hub for Islamic Finance in East and Central Africa, London-headquartered global law firm Hogan Lovells has said. This comes in the wake of government’s pledge to develop a Shariah-compliant fund structuring and banking framework in as part of strategies to grow foreign direct investments. The focus on Islamic finance is also aimed at bridging funding gaps in the country’s infrastructure projects. “We welcome the government’s plans to renew its focus on Islamic banking which we view as having several benefits for Kenya’s economic growth,” Hogan Lovells partner Imran Mufti said. The Treasury plans to roll out guidelines on Sukuk bonds and Takaful retirement benefits schemes to allow for the introduction and development of Sharia compliant products. Islamic Finance Project Management Office, established in December 2015 and led by financial services regulators, submitted policy proposals to the Treasury early this year. The guidelines will enable sector the financial sector regulators to incorporate Islamic finance regulatory frameworks. “In 2017, we intend to have regulations for the supervision for ... the entire Islamic financial services sector in the country,” Insurance Regulatory Authority head of composite insurers supervision Mary Nkiomu said on March 27.
 

 

Muthama quits Wiper, says Kalonzo backs newcomers

 

YOUTH CAMP IN OXFORD, UK

Camp 500 Youth Conference Information and booking form

 

Below left is the Information page and on right is the Booking Form

 

 

PRESIDENT UHURU TO VISIT LONDON THIS WEEK

The president busy schedule in London will not allow him to meet Kenyans

President Uhuru coming to UK and then China

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta is coming to the UK this week. The president is expected to attend the Third London Conference on Somalia on Thursday May 11th 2017 in the morning. The president busy schedule in London will not allow him to meet Kenyans. President Uhuru Kenyatta has a busy month with international engagements that include visits to London and China. The is expected to attend the opening session of the 26th Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme in Nairobi. The conference is expected to set the political tone and shape the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The conference, whose theme is ‘Opportunities for effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda’ will run until May 12. State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the President would also host Benin President Patrice Talon within the week. Uhuru will then travel to London to attend the Third London Conference on Somalia on May 11. The conference follows the previous two where the international community agreed to inject new momentum into the political process to stabilise Somalia. They resolved to strengthen Amisom and help Somalia develop its own security forces as well as tackle pirates and terrorists. After the London conference, the President will head to China to attend the Belt and Road Forum. Uhuru will join 28 others heads of state at the leaders’ roundtable summit on May 15. The forum’s theme is ‘Strengthening International Co-operation and Co-building the ‘Belt and Road’ for Win-Win Development’. The forum focuses on the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiated by China. Kenya is part of the countries covered by the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. “The initiative aims to promote common development through a win-win co-operation,” said Mr Esipisu when he briefed the Press at State House in Nairobi. - The Standard


Monday Night News full bulletin: High cost of living frustrating Kenyans - 08/05/2017 - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

THE LATE JANE KAMAU MEETING IN LONDON ON WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY

The organising committee for Mrs Jane Kamau funeral

have put up a meeting on Wednesday 10th May 2017

6.30pm - 9.00pm

at Destiny Life Christian Centre
(Formerly Mayflower centre)
Vincent Street
Canningtown
London E16 1LZ

At Junction of Tant street with Vincent st.

5 minutes walk from Canningtown station.

This is to give the people of London and it's environs a chance to meet and console

Mr Charles Kamau ( Mr Kamau will be attending the meeting in London).


Please come with your contributions at the day and be prompt to allow Mr Kamau travel back to Nottingham.
God bless you

 

 

 

Four children were among six people killed Monday after a wall collapsed on a semi-permanent structure in Mbaraki area, Kizingo, Mombasa

 

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

 

 

A Whispers from London (Be a professional human being)

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By being a professional human being, one is supposed to take life as it comes because life is a test, just a test. If it was not a test, then when one is born, he or she should have a manual on what he will do on day one until his dying day. Now that there is no manual, all human beings will at times experience happiness, sadness, frustrations, bitterness, profits, losses and every other experience that the universe will plan on the way. When a bad experience occurs, this is not the time to rebuke the devil but to go back to the drawing board and analyse the problem and come out with an answer. Wise men say that a calamity is success facing upside down. In life expect all manner of obstacles as a human being. Remember that a big obstacle can be stepping stones to better things. If it is not, then there is a big lesson to learn. I like stories so let us have a look at this one. Read on:-

To be honest, we never loved history as a subject. We had the option of either taking history or Religious Education. The majority of people loved religious education because it was easy. The school management had to fill a class of forty students so some of us found ourselves doing history against our wish. To make matters worse, we were expecting a new teacher from another school to take us in the subject. The class in the year before us did not do very well in the subject so it was insane to take it as a subject and follow the same path.

We were all gathered in class when the teacher came and introduced himself as Mr. Cox from Uganda. We noticed from start that the teacher was friendly, had good sense of humour and was very knowledgeable. We were by then doing history of Southern Africa which according to him was a piece of cake. By then South Africa had apartheid system of Government so the whole world's attention was focussed on that weird, satanic regime. After one week, we had transformed our attitude on him and the subject.


On entering class, Mr. Cox greetings would go like this:-
'Good morning World Champions!'
'Good morning teacher,' we would say.
'Naah...I am not a mere teacher! I am an international man teaching World Champions so when we are here, this is not just a class of students but a gathering of champions!' he would say. He made us believe that indeed we were champion materials and passing was a must.

Mr. Cox had his way of teaching a topic as if he was telling a very interesting story. He could talk of the first white man in south Africa Jan Van Riebeck as if he was alive. He could then tell us to imagine why he would think of going to interior of South Africa and the challenges he would face. As teenagers we would give him all kinds of reasons, some weird and some not making sense. He could then correct us without taking offence. While teaching, he used to come to our level and 'reason' like us. In fact we never wanted his lesson to end. Any time he gave us tests, over 95% would score distinctions. We had a lot of respect for him and also what he was teaching. They say that you attract what you respect and what you disrespect moves away from you.

Teacher Cox taught us the first term and second term with humour and interesting stories. When we started third term, we noticed that he had no smiles as before. All of a sudden he had become very serious such that he could not take a joke as 'a gentleman' joke. He could come, teach and head straight to staff room. While walking, he seemed to be a man in very deep thought always. In his free time, he would walk alone in the field with head down. We were used to someone who was always jovial and friendly but now Mr. Cox was a shadow of his former self.

A relative of mine who was a teacher in our school confided to me that Mr. Cox had been in a relationship with a certain girl. Both of them had been madly in love for five years. They had vowed that they would never engage in any sexual activity before marriage. Interestingly, both of them were virgins in their mid- twenties which was not a common thing considering that both of them were made of fresh and blood. His girlfriend decided to pursue a Masters degree in one of the local Universities in Uganda while Mr. Cox continued with teaching in Kenya order to support her. Any time the girlfriend came to visit Mr. Cox, both would sleep in separate beds so as to avoid temptations that are normally brought about by rising temperature within their secret parts of the anatomy.

At one time Mr. Cox noticed that the frequency in which he used to receive love letters from his girlfriend had reduced. He just assumed that it was due to increase in college work. All in all he decided to travel to Uganda to visit her. Anything could have happened, maybe she was sick…

Immediately he alighted from the bus, the first person he saw was his girlfriend but this time her tummy was bigger and protruding meaning that if she was not carrying a human being, then there was a mongoose in her berry. Whatever was inside was not the problem how it entered there was the question! So what happened to their promises that none of them should at another person of opposite gender within the area below the belt? To say that Cox was devastated was an understatement! On being asked by Cox why she betrayed his trust on her, she explained that temptation within Campus was too much and it was just a one night stand. He had never imagined that his long-time girlfriend would betray his trust. He looked at her again and again and try to trace another rough man’s hands care Lessing her girlfriend from the neck, down the chest, down the navel, down, down…oh! No! As expected, the once vibrant relationship ended immediately. Mr. Cox went into severe depression and lost interest in everything.

In life expect anything especially in relationships. If your relationship with your spouse has never undergone a real concentrated crises, then you don't live on planet earth. How many times have you heard that your friend’s husband has been having an illicit relationship and you start laughing? Stop laughing at your friend because what tempts one man is what tempts the other one. Would you commit murder if you come to know that your man has a relationship? No! Take it as a professional human being, anything can happen in life! There are men who start laughing at their colleagues when they hear that their wives have been involved in secret relationships. They should not laugh because their women are not different from those who are caught. Every human being has temptations. Everyone should thank God that he did not put a screen on our foreheads to show where we have been and with who in life. We say that trust is like virginity, it is broken once. When you trust someone and he or she breaches trust, just take it as a professional human being. Consider that life is a test and you are being tested. You will not be the first to be tested neither will you be the last. Accept it and move on because so long as the world is there, challenging times will always come on our way however clean we are.

If your children have never acted contrary to your expectation, you are leading an abnormal life. You have given your children everything hoping that their academic performance will improve but all you get is mediocre results. So long as you have tried your best to motivate them, leave the rest to God otherwise you will die before your time. You try to imagine that when you were twelve years, you could cook for the whole family of your mother’s eighteen children. Today your daughter is in her twenties and still she cannot even clean the dishes. All what she can do is to ‘Keep up with Kardashians.’ Try your best to show her how to act her age. If you have tried and you are not successful, just take it as another test of life. There is just the much you can do as a parent. Leave everything else to God by asking him to take control. In your case frustrations have come in form of your children. Look across the street and the person you see around is also fighting his different kind of devils. Every one of us have got something that disturbs him or her but how we approach the problem is a different matter. Take it easy, life was never meant to be easy. The millionaires that you know have got their insecurities just like you.

At times, poverty will always find its way to your doorstep. You will struggle to pay your bills or rent. Don’t worry, no situation is permanent. We live in a world of abundance. There is too much money in this world and if you have the right attitude, at some point what is yours will find its own way to you. Just like the waves of the sea come and go, your money or resources are on the way back to you. It is a guarantee that at time s you will make losses or some people will swindle you money. When that happens, just know that that is normal to a professional human being.

Mr. Cox finally lost his job but after some years he managed to put his life back in shape and even had another relationship. He went for Masters Degree and he even did his Doctorate. He has three beautiful children now. I tend to think that his relationship with the first girlfriend was not meant to be. I also have a problem with some of his believes. How he imagined that his girlfriend could travel all the way from Uganda and spend nights in a separate bed different from his is something I cannot understand. I thought that the lady was coming to her man and spend nights of passion by … (Oh, someone help me here with the right words). Well the end justifies the means, at least he came back to his senses and reasoned like a professional human being. Are you one of the professionals as you read this article?

 

 

 

*GIVE IT TIME*

When someone comes and tells you, "I can't sleep without you, I love you the way you are and I can put up with your good and bad attitude", before you commit your heart to such a person, please, *GIVE IT TIME*.

When You just met someone today and feel like marrying him/her tomorrow, before you do, remember you need to *GIVE IT TIME*.

When you visit your uncle during a vacation for 2 months, don't be carried away that they serve you your preferred food and give you hot water to bath during your first two days don't start making arrangements to relocate to their house, *GIVE IT TIME*.

When a brother visits you and wakes you up by his shouting of prayer from 12 am to 6 am, please don't shut him down, first *GIVE IT TIME*.

When someone joins your congregation in the first year and he is in every group/dept, please don't rush and make him a leader, rather *GIVE IT TIME*.

When you enter a new environment and everybody worships you and eat your mess don't be carried away just *GIVE IT TIME*.

When someone comes with a new business with unbelievable promises, please before you involve your money, first *GIVE IT TIME*.

When you see a new church in town and you hear their waves, before you conclude about how hot they are, first *GIVE IT TIME*.

Finally, when you are in a cross road of decisions, you don't know what to do, ask the people or person involved to please *GIVE YOU TIME*.

You can be good in giving people tests and trying out who they are.

Some people know how to pass them all but the test of time they will fail.

Time tests Love and proves it.:-

Time tests businesses and authenticates it.

Time tests spirituality and reveals it.

Time tests friendship and uncovers true friends

Time, a good tester.

Don't say that the utilities in your area is now the best until you have *GIVEN IT TIME*.

Your uncle or Father told You that you are useless and worthless and can't amount to anything, just laugh it away and ask them to *GIVE YOU TIME*.

*_Quote me..._*

Consistency with time is the true test of Efficiency.

*Time is a TESTER*.

*Time is an AUTHENTICATOR*.

*Time is a REVEALER.*

*TIME IS STILL A MATTER*.

Thanks for giving this long post TIME...

A painful moment brings quietness & quietness gives inspiration for good thoughts, when all is well you don't think of "what next"... Just *"Give It Time"*

 

 

Teenager kills himself after online game


A 16-year-old boy committed suicide in their house in Kamukunji, Nairobi, after playing an online game that encourages one to take his or her life. Jamie Njenga, a Form Two student at JG Kiereini Secondary School in Kiambu County, had on Thursday played the online game Blue Whale Challenge. It has 50 challenges and the player is considered the winner when he or she goes through the last challenge, which requires the person to commit suicide. There are reports that so far, the game has claimed more than 100 lives of teenagers across the world. According to reports, when a player signs up for the game, they are assigned an administrator who provides them with a daily task to complete for 50 days. They are require to send photographic proof of each completed task. These tasks are initially simple enough, such as watching a horror movie or waking up at odd hours but these eventually require the player to inflict harm upon themselves. Jamie’s grandfather, John Njenga, who has a hotel in Nyamakima, Nairobi, told the police the youngster used a rope to hang himself on the balcony of the property. He had earlier on played the crazy game on his smartphone, which is now with the police. Before taking his life, the boy even searched online on how to commit suicide, his cousin, who declined to be named, told journalists. “After going through his phone history we found that he had ‘Googled’ how to tie a rope for committing suicide,” said the cousin who was surprised the internet can assist one to commit suicide.

 

The shocked cousin, who is Njenga’s age mate, also said that prior to taking his life, Jamie had sent out messages to a few friends asking them to remember him and that they would meet in heaven. The boy, who was his mother’s only child, lived in Namanga and had come to Nyamakima to visit his grand-parents as he prepared to go back to school. His body was found at about 3am on Thursday. “When police were called to the scene, they found the body hanging on a rope on the balcony of the family house. There was no suicide note but we were informed that he was influenced by some online game. The body was then taken to the mortuary,” said Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome. Koome said they were, however, still investigating to establish if indeed the boy committed suicide. New thing “This is a new thing that calls for parents to keep abreast with their children’s online activities,” he said. In Russia, police are said to be probing a number of suicides, which they fear are linked to the online craze. Reports there indicate that between November 2015 to April 2016, there were 130 teen suicides.

 

The Kamukunji incident came days after a Safaricom’s security manager’s son committed suicide in their house in Lavington, Nairobi. Investigations into the incident are ongoing. Meanwhile, police are investigating an matter in which a Chinese man committed suicide in his hotel room in Kilimani, Nairobi. Zou Xiao Qiang used charcoal to kill himself in his bathroom after leaving a suicide note saying he had gone to his god. Police say the body was discovered after hotel managers went to wake him up and found him dead in the toilet with a charcoal burner next to him. The body was moved to the mortuary. And a 60-year-old man and caretaker of Ukulima Building died after falling from the 11th floor of the building. It is not clear if the man was pushed down or he slipped in the Thursday incident. Investigations have been launched into the matter.  - The Standard.

 

 

 

Kenyan family seeks help to raise Sh8.3m after newborn held in Dubai hospital

A Kenyan family in Dubai has asked for help to clear a AED297,490 (Sh8.3 million) bill incurred after a premature delivery. Miracle Kamau was born on February 11 at Sharjah hospital. His mum Ruth Mwaura told the XPRESS that her son was born at 25 weeks, a day before she was to fly home for delivery. The hospital refused to release them. “We were not prepared for this. We did not think we would ever be in this situation,” Mwaura said, as quoted by Gulf News. She added that they cannot raise the amount on their own as her husband is a petrol pump filler who earns AED1,600 (Sh44913). “It’s very painful for us to be unable to give [our son] a homecoming because we do not have the money,” she said. Mwaura said the Dubai consulate cleared her to set up a Safaricom pay bill number for donations. “I call on everyone to help us to ensure our baby gets home.” The pay bill number is 807194, account name MIRACLE MOSES MWANGI and account number 1177210894. - Source link-the-star.co.ke

 

A storm has erupted in both Wiper and ODM, following applications for the nomination of Kalonzo Musyoka's

firstborn son and Raila Odinga’s elder brother to the East African Legislative Assembly.

 

 

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WORD OF TODAY

Ephesians 4:25

 

Don’t be a hypocrite

Ephesians 4:25: "Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body." It’s not your shortcomings that make you a hypocrite; it’s hiding them and pretending you don’t have any! Note two things about hypocrisy: 1) It’s as natural as breathing. It appeals to our ego. We get hooked on it because it looks so impressive, and results in our getting lots of positive strokes. Who doesn’t enjoy that? 2) Dealing with it is hard. It’s easier to train a new Christian than to retrain an old one steeped in religion. To win the battle with hypocrisy you must first admit you’ve a problem with it. Only then can the Holy Spirit begin a work of deliverance and set you on the path to freedom. But be warned, it’s a long and brutal fight. Our desire to look good in front of others dies slowly - if at all. Paul writes: ‘I insist - and God backs me up on this - that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed, mindless crowd…that’s no life for you. You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything - and I do mean everything - connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through…take on an entirely new way of life - a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you. What this adds up to…no more pretence’

 

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French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president


Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, projected results say. Mr Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65.5% to 34.5% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president, the results show. Mr Macron will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic's foundation in 1958. He said that a new page was being turned in French history. "I want it to be a page of hope and trust," he said. France elects Macron Mr Macron said he had heard "the rage, anxiety and doubt that a lot of you have expressed" and vowed to spend his five years in office "fighting the forces of division that undermine France". He said he would "guarantee the unity of the nation and... defend and protect Europe." Mr Macron's supporters gathered to celebrate in central Paris after the bitterly fought election concluded on Sunday amid massive security. The Macron team said that the new president had had a "cordial" telephone conversation with Ms Le Pen.

 

 

 

A WORD OF APPRECIATION FROM REV. GICHUHI

Shalom servants of God. Allow me to thank all friends,sympathizers and well-wishers who showed solidarity with me and my family following the demise of my beloved wife Pastor Naomi Gichuhi. We are back from the funeral and I send our gratitude to all of you good people for sparing your precious time to condole with us. I must admit that the emotional support we got from you was overwhelming. In this respect i take this opportunity to thank all clergy marshalled by Rev Karanja Uk. Pastor Lilian Young Kenya,Remnant Christian Centre, TAPAC, FEP group of companies, Proskuneo fellowship, Kameme Fm team lead by Kamau Kamlesh, Eagles and pillars, Bishop Absalom Ndungo, family and friends and the entire Kenyan community.

Mr Wilson Maina and Kate Matahe for taking care of us. Rev. Karuri, Rev. Francis and pastor Bonface for opening your doors for us. Your presence brought my mortal consciousness to realisation that the power of friendship is much greater than the mystery of death. It is not possible to mention everyone of you. I take note of all who could not be able to be with us but made a call to console us,texed or send monetary gifts. Naomi was laid to rest on Saturday 22 April 2017 and we are trying to come to terms with this great loss. Please keep us in prayers and especially the kids who have lots of questions that need answers. From the bottom of my heart and with sincere love accept my gratitude. It's my prayer that God will abundantly enlarge you and grant you good health in Jesus name. Rev. Tony Gichuhi and family.

 

 

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Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3%


Rising food and fuel prices pushed Britain’s inflation rate to 2.3% last month, the highest rate for more than three years. Inflation was well above the 2.1% expected in a Reuters poll of economists, as grocery bills started rising after years of food getting cheaper. The bigger-than-expected rise will intensify fears over people’s living standards being squeezed this year by higher living costs. While inflation has been going up, wage growth has been slowing, leaving households worse off. The TUC said working people were facing the double blow of rising prices and slower wage growth. “If the government doesn’t wake up, we risk sleepwalking into another living standards crisis,” said the TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady. “We urgently need more investment in skills and infrastructure to build strong foundations for better-paid jobs. And it’s time to scrap the pay restrictions hitting hardworking teachers, nurses and other public servants.” The jump from 1.8% inflation in January to 2.3% in February took inflation above the Bank of England’s 2% target and immediately raised expectations on financial markets that the Bank could raise interest rates sooner than previously thought to keep price rises in check. The pound strengthened against the dollar to hit a three-week high of $1.2462 after the inflation figures were released. Investors highlighted the significant pick-up in so-called core inflation, which excludes volatile prices such as food and fuel. That measure jumped to 2% in February from 1.6% in January and was well above forecasts of 1.8%. The Office for National Statistics said the main upward effect on inflation came from motor fuels as prices rose by 1.2% between January and February, reflecting recent increases in global oil prices as well as the pound’s weakness since last June’s referendum. The weaker pound makes imports to the UK, including oil, more expensive.
 

 

 

MRS. JANE KAMAU MEMORIAL SERVICE ON SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2017

THE LATE JANE KAMAU OF NOTTINGHAM, UK


It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jane Wambui Kamau of Nottingham UK, which occurred on 1st May 2017 at City Hospital in Nottingham, UK. Beloved wife of Charles Mbui Kamau of Mathare-ini, Kigumo, Muranga and beloved mother to Lily Mwihaki of Nottingham. She was a beloved daughter of Francis Mburu Gachau and Mrs Felista Wairimu Mburu of Muruka Village, Muruka Sub Location Kandara. Muranga, Kenya. Sister to Leah Wanjiru, Simon Ndungu Emmah Njeri, John Guchu, Mercy Wangoru and Henry Gitau. Sister in law to Bernadette Wangari Kuria of Nottingham. The late Margaret Wanjiru, Andrew Kinanya and Peter Macharia. The Funeral will take place in Matharei-ini, Kigumo, Kenya. Date and arrangements to be announced later. Prayer meetings will start Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 beginning from 6pm -9pm onwards at 31 Coleby road Broxtowe NG8 6FS. Those wishing to support the family financially and are unable to visit Kamau's family, you can deposit your contribution to Bank account: Charles Kamau Daniel. Barclays Acct no: 40550582. Sort code: 20-44-22. For more information please contact 07950720017 or 07951220695. Memorial service is on Saturday 13th May 2017. Venue to be confirmed. More info will follow later. May Our Lord rest Jane's soul in Eternal peace.

 

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THERE ARE 3 TYPES OF PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE, WHICH ARE:-

1. LEAF PEOPLE
2. BRANCH PEOPLE
3. ROOT PEOPLE

*LEAF PPLE* .....these are pple who come into your life jus for a season.u cant depend on them because they are weak they only come to take what they want but if wind comes they wil go.u need to be careful of these pple bcz they love you when things are ok but when wind and stom comes they will leave you

*BRANCH PPLE* .......they are strong but you need to be careful of them.they break away when when life becomes tough, they cant handle toomuch weight.they may stay wth you in some seasons but they wil go when becomes harder

*ROOT PPLE* ...........These pple are are very important because they dont do things to be seen.they are there to support you even if you go through difficultues they wil water you.they are not moved by your position they just love you like that.

Its not all the pple you meet or have an affair with that wil stay but only the ROOT type of pple

It is my prayer today that God should raise pple in your life who are just like roots.who wil be there fo you always

 

 

 

 

Sh221 million Mega Jackpot winner received like a king


Sport pesa CEO Ronald Karauri(Left)look on as Samuel Abisai(Second Right)wave to his Neighbour before boarding a mercerize car.He becomes the first Kenya to win the Sport pesa Kshs 221,301,602 Mega Jackpot which was started in September 2016. Samuel Abisai, the winner of SportPesa mega jackpot arrived in Kakamega town in style. The 28-year-old who bagged Sh221 million jackpot, the biggest payout ever in African gaming history, arrived at Kakamega’s Bukhungu Stadium some minutes past noon. The crowd had waited eagerly before the man of the moment arrived. And then it was all fun. Boda boda operators joined the convoy along the Kakamega – Webuye Road. Blaring sirens and Isukuti drums filled the air as the convoy entered the packed stadium. Abisai who was accompanied by his parents and SportPesa officials arrived in a convoy of cars. He was led to the VIP tent by a team of bouncers. On the dias, the young man was flanked by his mother Magaret Mabunda and father Abisai Mabunda. As the event went on, a happy Abisai joined the dancers. The MC of the day Prof Eshuya, kept the guests entertained as he hyped the event in readiness for Abisai’s grand speech. When he rose to speak, Abisai, said he will use part of the cash to assist the poor in Sichirai Slums where he grew up.


“I attended Mwiyala Primary school where we learnt in a harsh environment. My father sells ropes and has braved rain and scorching un to fend for me and my siblings. I am humbled that you came to celebrate with me today,” he said. Abisai also said he would help talented slum youths in Kakamega by setting up a football academy in collaboration with SportPesa. “Our youths have potential to grow into responsible individuals but poverty has denied them that chance. I will use part of the money I won to support talented young people.” His mother narrated how she miraculously got healed after receiving news of her son’s win. “I was in hospital when a nurse informed me that my son was featured on television and had won a lot of money. He put me on a wheelchair so I could move near the TV. Tears of joy flowed when I saw my son on TV,” she said. She described Abisai as a hardworking and focused person. “He is very disciplined and a go-getter. After primary school, he joined Musingu High School and later University of Nairobi after posting good results,” Margaret said. And for the youth Abisai had a parting shot:  “Don’t bet with your school fees or money meant for food. Do it responsibly and with conviction.” SportPesa marketing boss Jacklyn Kibe said the company will offer free finance consultancy services to Abisai in the long term.

 

Bill Gates Tops the List of

The World's Billionaires

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Sri and Gopi Hinduja are the richest people

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‘World’s heaviest man’ set to undergo bypass surgery in Mexico

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The man believed to be the world’s heaviest was preparing on Friday (May 5) to undergo biliopancreatic bypass surgery in Mexico. According to local media, thirty-three-year-old Juan Pedro Franco – who has weighed up to 595 kilos (1,311 pounds) – has been largely bed-ridden for the last seven years due to his large size. He was recently put on a diet to help shed some weight as doctors fear for his life. The surgery is scheduled to take place on May 9, after Franco dropped 175 kilograms (385 pounds) over the last couple of months, making surgery possible. Five days before surgery are needed to prepare for the operation, where blood, imaging, pulmonary and cardiac function will be studied by a team of doctors. Franco has battled obesity all of his life, but the problem took a turn for the worse following an injury at age 17. Juan Pedro is from the small Mexican state of Aguacalientes and has been in Guadalajara for his treatment, over the last couple of months. His mother, Maria de Jesus Salas Lemus, is optimistic about the outcome of the surgery. Threats to his health ranging from diabetes to organ failure prompted the surgery, which is an important challenge for the medical science team due to Franco’s weight. Franco’s doctor, Jose Castaneda will operate on Franco, together with other specialists including an instrumentalist as well as a team of two anaesthesiologists and a cardiologist who will watch over Franco’s vital signs during the 20 -minute surgery. Hopeful that his treatment will be a success, Franco also remains positive. According to the World Health Organisation, Mexico is a global leader in obesity with 35 percent of its adolescents overweight or obese. On Thursday, an Egyptian national believed to be the world’s heaviest woman successfully left an Indian hospital over 700 pounds lighter.

 

 

London Legal Awareness Week from Tuesday 9th May 2017

MartynsRose Solicitors, London in conjunction with GlascoteRose Advocates, Nairobi will hold a Legal Awareness week from Tuesday 9th May

The clinics will be considered by UK, Kenyan qualified solicitors and Advocates.

The clinics will cover all areas of UK law including Kenyan law .Other areas will include:

~Wills and probate
~Investments managements
~Managements portfolio( shares, bonds etc)
~Property investments and managements in Kenya
~ Family matters ( adoption, guardianship, surrogacy, family reunion)
~land ( sale, Leasing for farming, purchase, disputes)
~ immigration ( UK, Kenyan Dual Citizenship, work permits and Residence)

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President Uhuru Kenyatta's full speech at Jubilee

Endorsement Party at Bomas of Kenya

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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.

 

 

MABLE MURULI GOVERNOR ASPIRANT KAKAMEGA COUNTY

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Nigeria Chibok girls: At least 80 freed by Boko Haram

Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released at least 80 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, officials say. The release reportedly came after talks with the government, though few details are confirmed. The abduction of the so-called "Chibok girls" triggered a global outcry and sparked a huge social media campaign. Before the latest release, about 195 of the girls were still missing. Sources told the BBC that the young women were now in the custody of the Nigerian army. They were brought by road convoy from a remote area to an army base in Banki near the Cameroon border. The BBC's Stephanie Hegarty in Lagos says that many families in Chibok will be rejoicing at this latest news, but more than 100 of the girls taken have yet to be returned. Christian pastor Enoch Mark, whose two daughters were among those kidnapped, told Agence France-Presse: "This is good news to us. We have been waiting for this day. We hope the remaining girls will soon be released." It was unclear whether his daughters had been freed. A military source told the agency the freed girls would be flown to Borno's state capital of Maiduguri on Sunday. After the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok was raided in April 2014, more than 50 girls quickly escaped and Boko Haram then freed another 21 last October, after negotiations with the Red Cross. The campaign for the return of the girls drew the support of then US First Lady Michelle Obama and many Hollywood stars. Last month, President Muhammadu Buhari said the government remained "in constant touch through negotiations, through local intelligence to secure the release of the remaining girls and other abducted persons unharmed".

 

 

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens


More than 30 people - almost all of them schoolchildren - have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials say. They say the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the town of Karatu. A number of people were hurt. Officials later tried to remove survivors and dead bodies from the vehicle. The students from a primary school in Arusha were travelling to another school to sit an exam. The final year pupils from the Lucky Vincent school - believed to be aged between 12 and 14 - were on their way to take mock exams when the accident happened on Saturday morning. Two teachers and the driver were also killed. President John Magufuli said the accident was a "national tragedy". "This accident extinguishes the dreams of these children who were preparing to serve the nation, it is an immense pain for the families involved and for the whole nation," he said. Regional police commander Charles Mkumbo told Reuters that "the accident happened when the bus was descending on a steep hill in rainy conditions". "We are still investigating the incident to determine if it was caused by a mechanical defect or human error on the part of the driver," he added.

 

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Meet the 105-year-old doctor who is still hard at work


He worked with Alexander Fleming and was a Prisoner of War

 


Dr Bill Frankland, who we caught up with around his 100th birthday five years ago, is a remarkable man. He's been asked by Saddam Hussein for treatment, suffered as a prisoner of war and worked with Alexander Fleming, and is still going strong. Born in Sussex, the doctor is known as the 'Grandfather of Allergy', which is his specialism - he helped thousands every year by convincing the media to show pollen counts in weather forecasts. Dr Frankland has received two cards from the Queen for reaching such a grand old age, and still drinks alcohol, cheekily telling the Daily Mail: "No wine for me — I had too much to drink yesterday". Britain's oldest working doctor still contributes to journals and consults people about their allergies. It was Frankland who championed the view that an allergic reaction is due to a malfunctioning immune system. In doing so, he and his colleagues opened up the possibility of radical new treatments for lifelong sufferers by using small doses of an allergen to, in effect, retrain the errant immune system. He told The Telegraph some years ago about his encounter with Saddam Hussein. He said: “I got a call [in 1979] to see the new president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. They told me he had an allergy and he was being treated with various desensitising injections. But he wasn’t allergic at all; his problem was that he was smoking 40 cigarettes a day.

 

"I told him to stop and if he wouldn’t I would refuse to come and see him again. I don’t think anyone had spoken to him like that before. "I heard some time later that he had had a disagreement with his secretary of state for health, so he took him outside and shot him. Maybe I was lucky.” During the Second World War, he joined the Royal Amy Medical Corps and was sent to Singapore. On arrival, he tossed a coin with a fellow medic to decide upon the institution where each would work. It was three days before Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941. Some two months later, on February 15, 1942, the Japanese swept into Singapore. His colleague, who had gone to the Alexandra Hospital to work, died there along with other staff in an orgy of killing by Japanese soldiers armed with bayonets. Frankland survived the invasion but endured ''three-and-a-half years of hell” in an internment camp on Blakang Mati Island (now Sentosa). He now has a non-paid consultancy role at Guy’s Hospital, where he researched peanut allergies. He continued to see patients as a private consultant into his late 90s. After all his hard work, he received his MBE, aged 103, in 2015.

 

 

We quit great jobs to go into business – here’s what we’ve learnt

Mr. Meshack Muhoho (centre)


We go to school, graduate, get our dream job ... and then we quit? No, that doesn’t sound right, but it is what many visionary entrepreneurs and trendsetters have done to change the world and reach their fullest potential. It isn’t always a success story. Yet life without risk can be stagnant and unfulfilling. Today, we look at two people who dared to leave their well-paying jobs to follow their passion and calling. Meshack Muhoho Not everyone gets to earn a seven-digit salary, especially before they’re even 30, but when a man chooses to walk away from that money to pursue his own dream, that can be deemed as either brave or foolish. Meshack Muhoho, 33, is definitely not foolish, but was his decision to leave a lucrative job at multinational tech company IBM to start a real estate business a brave one? “You can either chase money or you can chase vision. I always choose vision,” Meshack says. It was this attitude that propelled him to rise through the ranks after he graduated from the University of Nairobi. Meshack worked for six months at a call centre before he got his desired position at a telecommunications company as an IT programmer. In three years’ time, he had risen to senior management and was attracting a six-digit income. “I believe in learning; I believe no duty is too small or too demeaning to be done. So when I got my first job as a call centre attendant, I took it seriously. I learnt how to handle people, how to fight on the side of the customer and on the side of the management. It’s a crucial balancing act,” he says.

Meshack used this lesson well when he got employed at IBM as the country service manager. He oversaw projects in at least 17 countries across Africa. This time, he was earning a seven-figure salary. Yet, unlike many people who would consider this the top of the mountain, he refused to settle – he knew his ultimate mission was something else. Meshack had determined when he graduated from campus that he would be out of employment by the time he was 35. The decisions in his working career had been calculated and geared towards reaching this target. Therefore, his timetable for exiting full-time employment panned out in deliberate fashion, not by accident. Six months before Meshack stepped down from his role at IBM, he registered his company, Enkavilla Properties. Six months before Meshack stepped down from his role at IBM, he registered his company, Enkavilla Properties. His reason: “I have always had a passion for real estate. I think people should live well and I don’t think that should be reserved only for those who earn seven-digit figures.” His vision: ‘‘Enka’ is a Maasai word for ‘homestead’. Enkavilla’s vision is to build well-rounded, gated homesteads on serviced plots with all infrastructure in place. This means it sells plots connected to water and electricity, and with perimeter fences and internal roads. Meshack’s ultimate goal is for Enkavilla to be the go-to company for all issues related to real estate, including investment trends, research on growth projections, competitive financing options and eventually, to expand to the lower-income bracket. His mantra: “There is no such thing as limited opportunities.

Chances are many, you just have to be brave enough to step out and find them.” Florence Mbithe In Africa, it is often said that a child belongs not to the home, but to the village. Florence Mbithe, 42, took this statement and belief system literally when in 2013 she decided to quit her job as a marketer and run a feeding programme for orphaned and abandoned children in Athi River. What she ended up doing was opening a full-time children’s rescue centre. Many people are happy to give clothes, food, money and even volunteer time to those in need - but how many would give up their employment? “I didn’t plan for this to become my life. All I knew was that these children needed help and no one else seemed to be providing it,” says Mbithe. She had reservations when she quit her job. She was brought up in comfort, though not affluence, and her father always told her that education was her sure bet to success. “I went to school to please my father. Sometimes I didn’t understand what was going on. There were these children who would come to school hungry, barefoot, cold. I didn’t get why it was so important to teach them mathematics instead of first feeding and clothing them.” Mbithe was always conscious of the fact that while her father could provide for their family, many of the children who went to the public schools in Athi River did not have the same privilege. Later, she graduated from Daystar University where she studied marketing. But even here, she had classmates who ended up in the slums, eking out a living however they could. It was her former classmates’ children that Mbithe ended up feeding in Bondeni Slum when she started a feeding programme with some other women in her church.

But the programme did not last long because of the gravity of need. They pulled out. Two weeks after they stopped feeding project, some of the boys that Mbithe had met in the slums came looking for her at the church. She was so touched that she re-started the programme, but this time she was alone. As the demand and the numbers grew, Mbithe knew she would need more time and space to cater for the needs in Athi River. It was a few months after her father passed away that she decided to quit her job to start what is now Bondeni Children’s Rescue Centre. Her reason: “I never lacked as a child, but I grew up around poverty. I could never wrap my head around that. The children in Bondeni who were starving and homeless were the children to people I shared a classroom with. I couldn’t pretend that wasn’t my reality. So I answered the call.” Her vision: “Bondeni Children’s Rescue Centre is different from a children’s home. A rescue centre is the first point of call when a child is found abandoned, caught in a custody case or when the authorities rescue children from unwanted conditions, such as trafficking. The rescue centre, the only one in Machoakos County, has never sent a child away, so we are almost always strapped for space and finances. My vision is to buy our own land, build our own school and eventually start self-sustaining businesses. Her mantra: “There is only so much you can plan. So after you’ve done the best you can, you take the leap and allow God to work His miracles.” - The Standard

 

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Around 50,000 people in Hannover, UK will be evacuated from their homes on Sunday while experts defuse five World War Two bombs.

 


A Kenyan in UK Timothy Makofu Kinyanjui wins a council seat

The winner Mr. Timothy Makofu Kinyanjui being congratulated by his wife Mrs. Loise Makofu


Timothy Makofu Kinyanjui, a Swindon resident of Kenyan origin, was voted as a councillor in West Swindon parish council, Toothill Ward in Swindon, UK on the Thursday 4th May 2017. He won the seat on a Labour Party Ticket. A father of three with great work ethic and dedicated to make Toothill a place we can all be proud of. Now we have 3 Kenyan councillors in UK, Councillor Elizabeth Kangethe, Councillor Kimani of South London and now Councillor Timothy Kinyanjui.

 

BITCOIN DIGITAL CURRENCY HITS A NEW HIGH OF $1,555


The bitcoin price is very volatile and has seen some large fluctuations since its inception in 2011 when you could buy one bitcoinfor just a few cents. A unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold by far. It closed at $1,555.64 this week while a troy ounce of gold stood at $1,233. The current high is being attributed to surging demand in worldwide by the instability of the world currencies. Many businessmen are now channelling their money into Bitcoin for security reasons. The currency is not under government control.

 

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How Bitcoin works

Verifying bitcoin transactions takes a lot of computer power

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

 

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

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

 

FACTS ABOUT BITCOIN

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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ABC Bank bags SME banking Award


Nairobi, 5th May, 2017: ABC Bank has been recognised as the Bank with the Lowest Charges for SMEs in Kenya. The bank scooped the award during the 2017 Banking Awards gala organised by Think Business. This award affirms the bank’s commitment in supporting the SME sector as a key driver of the economy, by offering tailor-made financial solutions at favourable rates. ABC Bank has over the years solidified its market position as the preferred SME bank in a country with more than 17 million SMEs, with 98 percent of them contributing 25 percent of the country’s GDP and employing up to 50 percent of the workforce, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. ABC Bank has a fully fledged and dedicated SME Banking Unit run by a team of professional and experienced bankers with practical understanding of the SME segment. Every client is assigned a dedicated Relationship Manager and Relationship Officer to walk with them through their daily pursuit of business growth and success. Our team regularly meets all clients at their business premises to listen to their needs and offer free expert business development and management advisory. Some of the products offered include asset finance, term loans, overdraft facilities, cheque discounting, supply chain financing, construction and project finance, mortgage facilities and trade finance.

 

 

 

US soldier killed in mission against Somalia's al-Shabab

A US soldier has been killed in Somalia during operations against al-Shabab militants, the American military says. Two other US servicemen were reportedly injured in Thursday's incident 40 miles (64km) west of the capital Mogadishu, near the town of Barii. American forces were on an "advise and assist" mission with the Somali National Army, the US military said. President Trump has expanded military action against the al-Qaeda affiliate in the Horn of Africa nation. American presidents have been wary of intervention in Somalia since 18 special forces died fighting militias in Mogadishu in 1993, a battle dramatised in the film Black Hawk Down. But in March, Mr Trump approved a Pentagon plan to escalate operations against al-Shabab, including additional air strikes. Last month dozens of American soldiers were deployed to Mogadishu to train and equip Somali and African Union troops. It was the first time regular US troops had been sent to Somalia since 1994, though some counter-terrorism advisers were already there. In Thursday's mission, US troops were hunting an al-Shabab commander near the Shabelle river, Reuters news agency reports. BBC Africa Security correspondent Tomi Oladipo says the soldier killed on Thursday would not be one of the soldiers recently sent to Somalia.

 

 

Sh17mn in cash found stashed at NLC official’s house


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 – A top National Lands Commission official was on Thursday found with a whooping Sh17 million in his house during a raid by detectives from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC). A senior EACC official told Capital FM News that they found $160,000 and Sh1 million in local currency – in what they described as a major breakthrough in their investigation on skewed compensation of land for the Standard Gauge Railway. “In total, Sh17 million was found in the house of the NLC official,” the EACC official said but declined to name the individual. Several documents were also seized from houses of the other NLC officials whose houses were raided. The detectives also took away laptops for further analysis, and were also analysing phone data to facilitate investigations. Our source at EACC said could not disclose the suspect’s identity for fear of jeopardising the ongoing investigation because the money seized is considered crucial evidence in prosecuting the case. The detectives are investigating corruption claims leveled against top officials of the lands commission – including Chairman Muhammad Swazuri who was questioned by the Parliamentary Lands committee earlier this year following a petition by a former journalist who claimed he bribed him to facilitate compensation for his prime land.

 

Former journalist Mugo Njeru claimed that he bribed Swazuri with Sh1 million through his conduit Badhili Elijah. Swazuri denies all the allegations, and has accused the journalist of being used to bring him down. In late March, Swazuri filed a case in court seeking an order to restrain the National Assembly Lands Committee from hearing the petition by the journalist that was seeking his removal. Mugo Njeru, a former Nation Media Group journalist had petitioned the committee to investigate criminal allegations of corruption and bribery against the NLC chief. Njeru and his wife Edith Wairimu accused Swazuri of demanding a bribe of Sh1.2 million to be compensated for their land which the government acquired for the SGR project. The petitioner told MPs that his 80 acres land is located off Mombasa Road in Nairobi and the committee was told that a surveyor from the Lands Ministry mapped out the disputed land and wrote a report confirming that he was the owner. Swazuri however insisted that the parliamentary committee did not have power to investigate allegations of bribery and corruption as the mandate exclusively belongs to the police and EACC which swiftly took over the case, leading to Thursday’s raid at the homes of all top NLC officials. The Njeru’s wanted Swazuri held liable for decisions made in his capacity as chairman of the NLC but the latter argues that it would be discriminatory by “singling him out for decisions reached by the commission”. Through lawyer Tom Ojienda, Swazuri was apprehensive that unless Parliament was barred, he stood to suffer outright violations of his constitutional rights to fair administrative action, right to a fair hearing, protection against discrimination and right to human dignity amongst others. He finally obtained temporary orders barring the committee from investigating him, but it proceeded with the probe. - CapitalFM

 

 

I will be a one-term President if NASA wins August poll, says Raila

NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga has said he will serve for one term if elected President during the August 8 polls. Raila on Thursday said he will run the nation under the guidance of a MoU signed by the five NASA principals. The coalition also has Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya), Isaac Rutto (CCM) and Musalia Mudavadi (ANC). The former Prime Minister further stated the Pentagon principals will share power in line with the Constitution. He cleared fears of a possibility of amending the Constitution to ensure the five get a share of positions if NASA wins. The Opposition leader, who was unveiled as NASA flag bearer on April 27, said the MoU binds him to vie for one term as President. "But if the alliance does not win the August election, the agreement will not hold water." He also dismissed fears that the coalition will disintegrate in the event the team loses the presidential poll. "Even if 2 members walk out, the coalition will remain intact," Raila said in a Citizen TV interview. The ODM leader said their agreement lasts for 5 years further noting that the proposed position will be delegated under the coalition. "The constitution gives the president powers to create positions without amending the supreme law," Raila said. - The Star

 

 

 

London's monthly travel cost 'most expensive in world'

Public transport in London is the world's most expensive, a report says. A monthly travelcard costs £135 ($174), according to a Deutsche Bank report - £33 ($43) more than Dublin, which was ranked second priciest city. Auckland, where a ticket costs £95 ($123), came third, while New York City, at £91 ($118), came fourth, and Tokyo fifth at £86 ($111). Transport for London (TfL) said the findings did "not show the true cost of transport in other countries". The survey also found the cost of travel in the capital dropped since 2014, when commuters paid £165 ($213). Monthly ticket public transport prices in 2017
1. London £135 ($174)
2. Dublin £102 ($132)
3. Auckland £95 ($123)
4. New York City £91 ($118)
5. Tokyo £86 ($111)
6. Amsterdam £84 ($109)
7. Sydney £83 ($108)
8. Zurich £82 ($106)
9. Melbourne £82 ($106)
10. Toronto £80 ($103)
Source: Deutsche Bank

 

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Son of head of security at Safaricom shoots himself in bizarre incident Nairobi


A teenager grabbed his father's gun and shot himself in the head after a domestic worker barred him from using a family car. The 18-year-old, son to Maj (Rtd) Michael Kariuki, the head of security at Safaricom, is fighting for his life at a city hospital where he is admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The incident happened on Tuesday morning in Nairobi's Lavington Estate while parents of the Form Four student were away. The police said the boy was seriously injured. Officers who visited the scene said they found him in bad shape.  There were claims he had been placed on a life-support machine. The police said Kariuki, a licensed gun owner, was away in London together with his wife at the time of the incident at their Mugumo Terrace home. Witnesses said the bullet went through the right ear before exiting the head, shattering his skull in the process. The student was found lying on the floor of his bathroom. Bleeding profusely  His brother, who was in the house, reportedly heard a gunshot from boy's bedroom. He went to check what was happening and found him bleeding profusely. The family driver rushed him to hospital where he was said to have been put on life support machine. The police said they took away the Ceska pistol that had 11 bullets and will question his parents. Relatives said the teenager's parents had to cut short their trip in Europe as soon as the news of the tragedy got to them. The police said they had not recovered any notes that could explain why the boy wanted to take his life. - The Standard

 

 

 

 

 

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Prince Philip to step down from carrying out royal engagements


The Duke of Edinburgh is retiring from royal duties this autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced. The decision was made by Prince Philip himself and is supported by the Queen, a palace spokesman said. The duke, who turns 96 next month, will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August but will not accept new invitations. The Queen "will continue to carry out a full programme of official engagements", the palace said. The duke carried out 110 days of engagements in 2016, making him the fifth busiest member of the royal family, according to Court Circular listings. He is patron, president or a member of more than 780 organisations and will continue to be associated with them, but "will no longer play an active role by attending engagements", Buckingham Palace said. In the statement, the spokesman said the duke "may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time". BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said the duke "clearly feels he now wishes to curtail" his "familiar role" in support of the Queen. He added: "The Queen is going to continue, of that there is no doubt. She will continue, albeit with a somewhat lightened workload." The duke attended Lord's Cricket Ground to open a new stand on Wednesday and was heard joking at the event that he is the "world's most experienced plaque unveiler". He is famed for off-the-cuff remarks he has made at royal engagements around the world over the years. Prime Minister Theresa May said she offered the country's "deepest gratitude and good wishes" to the duke following his announcement. She added: "From his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen to his inspirational Duke of Edinburgh Awards and his patronage of hundreds of charities and good causes, his contribution to our United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the wider world will be of huge benefit to us all for years to come."

 

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Kenya second most investor sought spot


Kenya had a strong 2015, mainly driven by a surge in projects from the UK


Consultancy EY has named Kenya as 2017’s second-most attractive investment destination behind Morocco despite last year’s poor performance where foreign direct investments (FDIs) dropped by 57.9 per cent. EY’s Africa Attractiveness Index 2017 (AAI 2017) showed Kenya scored highly in the long-term outlook in governance and human development (16 out of 20), Economic diversification (10 out of 20), infrastructure and logistics (16 out of 20) and improved business environment rating that stood at 10 out of 20. “Kenya, which is East Africa’s anchor economy (and SSA’s fourth largest), saw investment flag in 2016 after a bumper year in 2015. FDI projects were down 57.9 per cent, while capital investment declined by 55.5 per cent. But on a longer-term perspective, FDI flows into Kenya has tended to ebb and flow year-on-year,” it said. The report blames Kenya’s poor show in 2016 to ongoing uncertainty over Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, which saw British companies reduce investment in Kenya. “Our confidence in Kenya’s investment prospects remains firm, underscored by the country’s strong ranking as the second-most attractive FDI destination in 2017,” it says. Kenya had a strong 2015, mainly driven by a surge in projects from the UK. These slowed in 2016. - The Standard

 

Swearing in Ceremony of Senator Lucy Gichuhi in Australia

Swearing in Ceremony. Date:9th May 2017. Time:12:00 noon. Place: Senate Chambers - Parliament house - Canberra. After Ceremony Celebration: My office & KHC- making arrangements - Don to updated in due course. Transport: Private Arrangements. Accommodation: (for those traveling from Interstate to Canberra): Private - However if staying overnight some recommendations could be made on a first come first serve basis. Contact Don if need be. Lucy is Looking forward to sharing this Historic moment with all of you.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Kenyans turn up in large numbers for KCR event in London

 

Kenyans travelled from different parts of the UK and engaged positively chatting a course for a better life. In an event held at Heston Community Centre in West London, distinguished speakers engaged Kenyans on different subjects. IEA News, Editor Julius Mbaluto tackled the issue of Brexit and impact on migrant communities in the UK. Dr. John Kithaka, President of FEP group, spoke about the importance of economic leadership in a nation.

 

He shared that the success of any nation is founded on proper economic leadership, encouraging Kenyans to to rise up and invest in Kenya for their future.“Whether Brexit or no Brexit, I know most of you would love to retire back home.” Chantelle Kaaria explored the issue of finding one’s identity faced by many Kenyans born and brought up in the Diaspora. She asked parents of youth to teach and share about their culture with their children instead of leaving them to be taken by surprise when they visited Kenya.

Pauline Limen, Author and Founder and CEO of Star Researchers spoke about the importance of parents getting involved in their children’s education in the UK. She encouraged parents to try and understand the UK’s education system and explore ways to ensure that their children were not under performing.

Pastor Oscar Maloba preached about the importance of being connected to one’s destiny shaper. All acknowledged positively the role played by Jane Kiguru the Founder of Kenya Community Rebuild (KCR). Next KCR Meeting 3rd June ( Madaraka Day ) in Swindon - Source: Informer East Africa

 

 

We take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend graduation ceremony on 6th May 2017 at 1pm as we observe a special time of recognition for ISOM Graduates. The Teens and Sunday school children as they transition to the next stage.
Venue: Day Lewis House.

 

 

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Why 14 black male Cambridge students posed for this photo

"Young black men don't grow up thinking they'll make it here. They should." This was the intended message behind a photo of 14 black male students from Cambridge University that has been liked more than 2,000 times on Facebook. The group posed for several images that were shared in a bid to encourage more black students to apply to the university. The post on Facebook said: "In 2015, only 15 black, male undergraduates were accepted into Cambridge. "However, it is important that despite their underrepresentation, we let young black people know that this is something that they can aspire to." Of 3,449 students accepted into Cambridge during the 2015/2016 academic year, 38 defined themselves as black, a proportion of just over 1%. This figure did not include any students who defined themselves on their application as mixed race.

 

 

 

Jubilee Party declares Jaguar winner of Starehe MP poll


The Jubilee Party Appeals Tribunal has declared popular musician Charles Njagua Kanyi, aka Jaguar, winner of the Starehe constituency nominations. The tribunal has overturned earlier results showing that current MP Maina Kamanda had won the primaries. The tribunal’s chairperson Faith Waigwa said there was "compelling evidence" that a returning officer altered the musician's results. "Based on the evidence adduced before us by the complainant, which the respondent could not substantially rebut, the Tribunal finds that the complainant's evidence on the alteration of his results garnered at the tallying centre is so compelling that it is clear that he had won in the nominations... "Accordingly, the Tribunal hereby overturns the results as declared by the Returning Officer Starehe Constituency declaring Maina Kamanda as the winner, and declares Charles Njagua Kanyi as the winner and candidate of the Jubilee Party, and hereby directs the National Elections Board to issue him with a nomination certificate," Ms Waigwa announced. - Daily Nation

 

PASTOR RUTH MWIRIGI FATHER AND BROTHER BURIAL ON SATURDAY 6TH MAY IN KENYA

I and my family do greatly appreciate the love and support you've all extended towards us during this time after losing our dear dad and brother. As we go for this burial, we do so knowing that it is the collective effort of so many of you which has made our burden so light, indeed very light. May the God who knows how to replenish bless you abundantly. Asante. The funeral will be held at Miiricu village, Githagara, in Mugoiri, Muranga County on Saturday 6th May 2017. Our Kenyan contact is +254741317983 (Pastor Joel) or +254722231076.

 

 

 

 

President Uhuru headed to China for a development forum


NAIROBI, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to join 28 Heads of State and Government in Beijing China for a meeting to discuss global development issues. The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held from May 14 to 15. According to officials, this will be the highest level of international conference held by China since President Xi Jinping put forward the Belt and Road Initiative in September, 2013. President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony and host the round table summit of the leaders attending the forum. "The forum will review the outcomes achieved and focus on pooling more consensus, identifying cooperation directions, pushing forward the implementation of projects and improving supportive system," said a statement from the Chinese embassy in Nairobi by Dr. Liu Xianfa He continued, "President Kenyatta will make African contributions to the forum." President Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn are the only African Heads of State and Government invited to represent the continent. Also, on the sidelines of the Summit, the president and his delegation will hold bilateral talks with his Chinese counterparts. The high profile forum is expected to attract 1200 participants globally, among them United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. - The Standard

 

 

POLICING FORUM HELD BY INSPECTOR GENERAL NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE
AND ACTS OF COMPASSION MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL IRELAND IN KENYA

RuiruCommunity Policing Forum Training Program Was Held On April 2017 which

was organised by Bishop Amos Ngugi from Ireland (seated 4th from left in black).



The National Police Service in conjunction with Acts of Compassion Ministries International held the Community policing forum training in Ruiru on 29th April 2017, the main speaker was Bishop Amos Ngugi, other speakers were Chief Inspector Grace Mwangi and Inspector Collins Sanga from police Headquarters and also Chief Inspector Peter Omondi from Kiganjo police training , The training was Opened by Ruirude purty OCPD Mrs Grace Wanja and OCS Christopher Kimiti also other police officers In the division were there, the training was well attended by 64 people and also the local churches, The Church leaders were Bishop Benson Karani and other Bishops and Pastors in Ruiri Town. The training was the biggest one compared the others the Acts of Compassion Ministries and National Police Service Have held together, many thanks to Inspector General Joseph K Boinnet.

 

The UK won't pay a 100bn-euro (£84bn) "divorce bill" to leave the EU, Brexit Secretary

David Davis has said, as the two sides clashed over the issue.

 

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Kansas woman sentenced for marrying a Kenyan man to stay in US


A 44-year-old Kansas City woman was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday for marrying a Kenyan man so he could stay in the United States. Traci R. Porter was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City where she previously pleaded guilty to violating U.S. immigration law. She was one of six Kansas City residents prosecuted in the marriage fraud scheme. She and others were paid to participate in sham marriages. Porter married a man from Kenya in June 2008, according to court documents. But the marriage was annulled after immigration officials discovered that he was still married to another woman in Africa. After he obtained a divorce from his Kenyan wife, he and Porter were re-married in December 2011. She also claimed to immigration officials that they were living together in Olathe, when she actually lived in Kansas City. - Source link-kansascity.com

 

The Sun claims thousands of new £1 coins in UK carry major production flaws in an embarrassment for the Royal Mint...

 

 

 

Tribunal cancels Anyang' Nyong’o poll victory


Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma (left) and Senator Anyang' Nyong’o. The two were on declared winners in the Kisumu ODM gubernatorial race at different polling centre. ODM was on Tuesday barred from declaring Kisumu Senator Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o its gubernatorial candidate for Kisumu. The Political Parties Dispute Tribunal ruled that the Orange Democratic Movement primaries had massive and glaring irregularities. Certifying as urgent an application by Mr Hezron J Opiyo, tribunal members Kyalo Mbobu, James Atemi and Hassan Abdi directed the applicant to serve the suit papers on the senator and ODM. It scheduled the hearing for Thursday. The announcement that Prof Nyong’o had trounced Governor Jack Ranguma sparked protests across the county. Meanwhile, confusion marked the sitting of the ODM Appeals Tribunal on Tuesday. - Daily Nation.

 

WORD OF TODAY

Luke 9:62

Don’t look back
We read in Luke 9:62: "Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Jesus sought out people prepared to do more than just believe in Him - He wanted people willing to follow Him. His early ministry was marked by people like Andrew, Peter, Philip, and Nathanael (see John 1:35-52): people willing to leave where they were and what they owned in order to follow Him. Jesus called people to a life of radical commitment. When He ‘called the crowd to him…He said, “If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives”’ (Mark 8:34 NCV). No half-measures, but a willingness to follow Him full-time. Trusting in Jesus will get you into heaven, but nothing less than following Him daily will make you useful in His kingdom on earth. Three different men told Jesus, ‘I’ll follow you, Lord’ (see Luke 9:57-61), but they weren’t willing to give up the priorities of their old lives (see v. 62). And Jesus responded with this powerful metaphor: ‘Anyone who puts his hand to the plough and…looks behind him is useless for the kingdom of God.’ Following Jesus means whatever is back there, stays back there - old hang-ups, attachments, and lifestyles. You can’t plough the straight furrow of discipleship looking back at the past. Don’t let the gravitational pull of past failure, guilt, fear, shame, betrayal, loss, abuse, rejection, resentment, and unforgiveness ruin your future. Cut the cord; join those willing to ‘follow the Lamb wherever He goes’ (Revelation 14:4 NKJV).

 

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Kenya Airways launches direct flights to Victoria Falls


Kenya Airways (KQ) launched its inaugural direct flight into the resort town of Victoria Falls from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Victoria Falls is now KQ’s second destination to Zimbabwe after Harare where it operates 21 flights weekly. The new route will operate three times a week, including Monday, Thursday and Saturday and will be linked to Cape Town, South Africa. This will see the airline increase its operations to Cape Town from the current four, which are served via Livingstone, Zambia, to six. - Daily Nation

 

US Withdraws from Nairobi's IAAF Games Citing Security Concerns

 

 

Suspected thugs arrested while seeking treatment in Thika hospital


A suspect who was arrested while seeking treatment at Thika Level 5 hospital.He is suspected to have been among a gang that raided the home of a KDF soldier in Kandara,Murang'a County where they allegedly killed him,injured his mother and wife before eloping without stealing anything. A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier was murdered by six armed men who raided his home in Kandara, Murang’a County. Daniel Chege, who according to relatives had just returned to the country from Somalia, was murdered by about six thugs who broke into his house in Kiguoya village. But in a strange turn of events, two people - suspected to be part of the gang - were nabbed hours later while seeking treatment at the same health facility as the slain soldier’s wife and mother. - The Standard

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are seeking £1.3m in damages over

topless photos taken of her in France, writes the Daily Mirror.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I spent Sh29 million on Jubilee nominations,

MP Mwaura says after defeat

Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura has disclosed using Sh29 million in the Jubilee nominations for Ruiru MP, which he lost to Simon King'ara. He garnered 4,632 votes while King'ara who got 10,900.

 

Fertility clinics are giving women false hope by exaggerating their success rates with frozen eggs, according to the Daily Mail.

 

 

 

 

The FT says the European Union has raised Britain's Brexit bill to an upfront gross payment of up to 100bn euros (£84bn)..

 


Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation accounts frozen


The government has frozen the accounts of the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation. The Nation learnt that the Non-Governmental Organisations Coordination Board also dissolved the foundation’s board for failure to account for Sh196 million. The opposition Nasa coalition’s presidential running mate, however, accused the NGOs regulator of engaging in “political persecution” and vowed to reveal “very shocking details” on Wednesday. This is the second organisation linked to a prominent personality to have its accounts frozen in the recent past after Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero’s. Dr Kidero also blamed political instigation. On the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation board of directors are the former Vice-President, his wife Pauline Musyoka and Mrs Martha Mulwa. - Daily Nation.

 

The A.R.M.Y (Anointed, Reigning, Mighty, Youth) invites you to “FIGHT OR FLIGHT”

The A.R.M.Y (Anointed, Reigning, Mighty, Youth) invites you to “FIGHT OR FLIGHT” a music extravaganza by young people for young people, on the 6th of May at Revival House Church from 5.30pm.

As young people today, we often find ourselves in conflicting situations where we don’t know whether to keep at it or to just let go and walk away. Social media, relationships and identity are some of the major battles we’re faced with. “Fight or flight” aims to bring awareness to these challenges, motivate and inspire the youth on how to deal with such situations that not only evoke temptations but can also be difficult battles to understand and fight.

The evening will be filled with music, spoken word, dances etc. It will also be a chance for young people to come together, support and encourage each other. Bring your dancing shoes with you. Do not miss out!!

 

The tough women driving SGR trains will win your heart


Train drivers Elizabeth Wanjala (left) and Shalom Njeri (centre) with their instructor Lu Zhili. They were trained in China.  Just after 8:30am, the signal for our train turns to green. It is clear and we can roll out of the Nairobi Railway Station. The engine driver turns the power to the engines on and then disengages the brakes. It is a chilly Sunday morning and Shalom Njeri is wearing a stiff face. Not because she is cold or unhappy. Rather, it is all thanks to the level of diligent concentration that the job at hand demands of her.


HANDS-ON
Njeri and Elizabeth Wanjala are the two train drivers manning the 1,590-passenger train.
The duo is part of an eight-women team that will make up the 65 drivers who will be on the frontline, responsible for ensuring that the trips made on the standard gauge railway (SGR) are safe.
Barely looking up from the control console, Njeri’s gaze almost only darts between the console and the rail in front.
She will occasionally pick up the phone hanging near the door to talk to the signaller back at the station, and that is just about it.
In fact, we have to pause our interview after we are warned about distracting her.
Contrary to popular thinking that the SGR trains, being more advanced than the current ones, may be computerised, things here are still relatively hands-on.


HOW IT OPERATES
Instead of one, there are two braking systems, and the maximum speed on the SGR locomotive is 132 kilometres per hour.
“The limit for us though is 120kph,” Njeri explains as she finally settles down for the interview.
“Anyway, we must drive at the set speed.” The driver’s cabin is open, spacious and airy.
The main controls on the console include the all-important "dead man’s handle" — which must be manually held for the train to move.
Every now and then there’s a beep and the driver has to press the dead man’s device, which checks that she has not died (literally) midway through the journey.
If the handle is not depressed for 60 seconds, an alarm sounds, and after two minutes the systems control room is alerted.
“This is just in case, for example, ... the driver is incapacitated,” Njeri says.


SAFETY MEASURES
Shortly after departure Njeri is cruising at 100kph. The interesting thing is one does not get too much a sensation of speed even though we even do 120kph. Then about 12 minutes into the trip, we encounter a congress of baboons camped by the railway. Njeri hoots incessantly as one of the primates stubbornly refuses to get off the railway line. Later, she tells me: “There is a whole range of different things you can encounter while driving, thus the level of concentration. “To be in this cab, you need to be able to snap into action at a moment’s notice. Had that baboon refused to get off the rail, I might have had to stop.” Adds Wanjala as we approach an ascent and Njeri turns up the speed to 120kph: “Punctuality is second only to safety. “Training and experience is how we know exactly where to accelerate or slow down, or even where to start braking. "Well, signs that change into different colours depending on commands at the end of every platform, showing the driver exactly where to stop, help too.”

EMERGENCY BREAKING
Njeri chips in: “Since we came back (from a three-month training in China), we have done almost daily trips on the rail to gain more experience.” Soon we will be at our destination. As the train approaches the end of the line at Athi River train station, where the line multiplies into four, the limit drops all the way to 16kph. There are what look like traffic lights alongside the tracks but are more complicated than the ones on the roads. Green and red mean exactly as those on the road but in between there comes double yellow. “That tells the driver to start reducing speed and yellow means be prepared to stop,” Wanjala explains. The reason for this is that it is pretty hard to stop a train going at 120kph. In the event of an emergency, its stopping distance is about a mile. “You should anticipate all sorts of situations at a train station, hence the warning lights,” Njeri adds. And then she pulls into the platform.


FEMALE DRIVERS
The drive, especially at the railroad switch, seems ferociously complicated. But that isn’t the hardest challenge, according to Njeri. “Controlling the speed is,” she quips. This is why, before getting the job, you have to pass the Safe Concentration and Attention Tests (Scaat), which require doing a series of tasks quickly, correctly and in the right order. More applicants fail than pass. Never in her wildest dreams did Njeri think she would be a train driver. She says: “It’s not the kind of thing you picture yourself doing, especially when you’re of the female gender, you know.” For close to nine decades that the train has operated in the country, this is the first batch of female drivers. “All the eight of us went for training at the Baoji Railway Technician College in Shaanxi, China,” Wanjala says.


EXPERTS
Njeri, a Chinese communication graduate from the University of Nairobi, and Wanjala, an education graduate from Kenyatta University, are both 24. None of the women drivers are older than 27. All former Chinese communication students, they were commissioned by China Road and Bridge Corporation to train in the Asian country. They have mastered the operational nuts and bolts but are still in training and are accompanied by three of their Chinese instructors in the cabin. When we alight at the Athi River train station, it is with a renewed respect for the women at the front of the train getting the 15-car train there safely and fast. - Daily Nation.

 

 


Kenya’s Sh221 million SportPesa mega jackpot winner unveiled

Samuel Abisai (right), who won Sh221 million in the SportPesa mega jackpot and SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri.



The face of Kenya’s latest millionaire who won the Ksh.221 Million in the SportPesa mega jackpot just got unveiled. The luck struck winner, Samuel Abisai, was this morning picked up from his humble residence along Thika Road in a limousine. However the limo had a difficult time navigating through the area’s no-conducive terrain. Abisai received a royal treatment inside the state- of-the-art limo while being chauffeured all the way to the Carnivore Restaurant (Langata Road) for the main event which is the unveiling ceremony. The betting firm is set to unveil two jackpot winners: Mr. Samuel Abisai who landed the Ksh.221 Million mega jackpot and a second winner Mr. Ahmed Ali who bagged the Ksh.41 Million jackpot. - The Standard

 

 

Surfer survives 32 hours at sea
The dramatic moment a surfer is rescued after spending more than a day

drifting at sea off the coast of Scotland. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

 

The Giant Bank Equity Team still holding in Scotland

GLASGOW - MONDAY 1ST MAY , EDINBURG- TUESDAY 2ND MAY 2017

Equity Bank representatives in partnership with Optiven Group are currently in the UK

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MONDAY 1st May, 2017 we shall be at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside Stockwell Street Glasgow, G1 4LW ready to meet clients one on one from 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.


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Report: Commission employees earn 7 times more than counterparts in private sector


Independent commissions have emerged as the best employers in Kenya, paying their average worker Sh220,000 a month, according to a new survey. This is nearly seven-fold the average salary in the private sector. Civil servants earn about a fifth of salaries paid to employees of the 10 commissions, shows a confidential study done by international audit firm Deloitte and presented to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC). A breakdown of commission pay structures revealed striking income disparities, including at SRC itself, which could easily cause a major distortion in overall employee remuneration in the country’s public sector. Among the reasons given for the gaping pay disparity is that commissions attract staff who are already widely experienced in either senior positions in Government or companies. “We appreciate that there is a problem,” said Ali Chege, a spokesman for SRC, adding that remedial measures are anticipated through the ongoing job evaluation exercise.

 


US Thaad missile system operational in South Korea, as

Pyongyang says region on brink of nuclear war


A missile system that was deployed by the United States in South Korea to counter a missile attack from Pyongyang is now operational, officials said, as North Korea warned of nuclear war. The Thaad missile system has caused outrage among local residents and has drawn fury from China which believes it will undermine its nuclear deterant. But months ahead of an expected launch at the end of the year, US and South Korea confirmed that the system now has “early capability”. Tensions have been escalating in the region in recent months over concerns that North Korea was preparing a nuclear weapons test. Some fear such a move would provoke an angry response from US president Donald Trump, who had sent an aircraft carrier strike group into the region.

 

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Feds to step up immigration enforcement in USA


President Trump has now empowered federal agents to work with local law enforcement to round up and deport people who have committed certain crimes -- even if they are here legally. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Dallas and across the country are complying with the new mandate from the president. “This is a very big story,” said Fernando Dubove, immigration attorney. “You’re talking about affecting the lives of millions and millions of people, including people who are here legally in the United States.” ICE agents will be enforcing laws put in place during the George W. Bush administration and changed in the Obama administration that will allow them to identify and remove people here legally who are convicted of a certain group of crimes and people here illegally and in police custody for any reason    People in the U.S. legally with a green card, but have a conviction of certain offenses -- domestic violence, unlawful carrying of a weapon, multiple thefts, possession of a controlled substance – will be placed in deportation proceedings. Dubove says he expects people could be picked up as they arrive to their probation officers at work and their homes. People in the U.S. illegally will see an increase in ICE detainers when they are picked up for even the simplest traffic offense. The president hinted at the tougher actions when he announced executive orders on immigration, tripling the number of ICE agents. “What President Trump is doing he's doubling down. He's gonna increase the number of ICE agents at the jails, the county facilities, which is going to increase the number of people being caught,” Dubove said. People in the U.S. legally with a green card, but who have been convicted of one of these deportable offenses and completed probation, can still be deported.

 

 

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Britons could be banned by some Spanish hotels because UK tourists have allegedly "fleeced them" of £42m in fake food poisoning claims.

 

 

 

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67 pounds of marijuana concealed in a casket, seized near Willcox, USA


TUCSON, Ariz. (KSAZ) - At an immigration checkpoint near Tombstone, Arizona, Willcox Border Patrol Agents stopped a hearse and found more than 67 pounds of marijuana concealed in a casket. A white hearse was traveling north of Tombstone when the agents conducted an immigration vehicle stop at the intersection of highway 90 and highway 82.  After several inconsistent statements with the driver and the overall unusual circumstance of a hearse being driven at night in the location, the agents had a Border Patrol canine unit check the hearse. The canines detected an odor that led them to unload the casket and reveal multiple bricks of marijuana. The marijuana in the casket is worth over $33,000. Along with the bricks were several bags of manure in attempt to cover up the smell of marijuana. The driver is a 28-year-old male U.S. citizen who was arrested for narcotics smuggling and is being processed for contraband smuggling per Tucson Sector guidelines. His name was not released. The hearse and drugs were seized.

 

Uhuru Kenyatta announces 18 per cent rise in minimum wage


President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli during Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Nairobi


Nairobi Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced 18 per cent increase in minimum wage during the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Nairobi. Up to Sh100,000 of bonuses and overtime shall not be taxed in order to cushion Kenyans from high cost of living. The minimum taxable salary shall be Sh13,475. Central Organisation of Trade Unions had requested for a 22 per cent increase in basic pay, citing inflation which has constantly been increasing. The president said progress to build a prosperous economy to allow Kenyans earn decent living was on course. He underlined current efforts in road construction, lowering barriers to trade, quality education as some of the strategies. The President urged employers to ensure workers are safe and said State will soon embark on inspection of safety at work place to ensure compliance. On foreign jobs, uhuru urged Kenyans to only work with accredited agencies in securing jobs abroad especially in the Middle East. "We have streamlined administration and management of employment agencies to minimise on exploitation, it is upon you now to work with accredited agencies, said uhuru. Atwoli called on the government to create post-independence cities to not only decongest Nairobi but also tackle unemployment. Low turnout marked the Labour Day fete with many workers staying away probably due to bad weather in Nairobi. Nonetheless, other leaders including deputy president William Ruto, Nairobi governor Evans Kidero, Senator Mike Sonko, Labour Cabinet Secretary attended the function. - The Standard

 

President Uhuru's full speech during Labour Day as

he reveals the new changes he has for workers

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The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

One day, not too soon -- but still sooner than you think -- the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines did before it. Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.) Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the smartphone is being laid by Elon Musk, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and a countless number of startups that still have a part to play. And, let me tell you: If and when the smartphone does die, that's when things are going to get really weird for everybody. Not just in terms of individual products but in terms of how we actually live our everyday lives and maybe our humanity itself. Here's a brief look at the slow, ceaseless march toward the death of the smartphone -- and what the post-smartphone world is shaping up to look like.

The short term
People think of the iPhone and the smartphones it inspired as revolutionary devices -- small enough to carry everywhere, hefty enough to handle an increasingly large number of daily tasks, and packed full of the right mix of cameras and GPS sensors to make apps like Snapchat and Uber uniquely possible. But consider the smartphone from another perspective. The desktop PC and the laptop are made up of some combination of a mouse, keyboard, and monitor. The smartphone just took that model, shrank it, and made the input virtual and touch-based. So take, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S8, unveiled this week. It's gorgeous with an amazing bezel-less screen and some real power under the hood. It's impressive, but it's more refinement than revolution. Tellingly, though, the Galaxy S8 ships with Bixby, a new virtual assistant that Samsung promises will one day let you control every single feature and app with just your voice. It will also ship with a new version of the Gear VR virtual reality headset, developed in conjunction with Facebook's Oculus. The next iPhone, too, is said to be shipping with upgrades to the Siri assistant, along with features aimed at bringing augmented reality into the mainstream. And as devices like the Amazon Echo, the Sony PlayStation VR, and the Apple Watch continue to enjoy limited but substantial success, expect to see a lot more tech companies large and small taking more gambles and making more experiments on the next big wave in computing interfaces.

The medium term
In the medium term, all of these various experimental and first-stage technologies will start to congeal into something familiar but bizarre. Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and the Google-backed Magic Leap are all working to build standalone augmented-reality headsets, which project detailed 3D images straight into your eyes. Even Apple is rumored to be working on this. Microsoft's Alex Kipman recently told Business Insider that augmented reality could flat-out replace the smartphone, the TV, and anything else with a screen. There's not much use for a separate device sitting in your pocket or on your entertainment center if all your calls, chats, movies, and games are beamed into your eyes and overlaid on the world around you. At the same time, gadgetry like the Amazon Echo or Apple's own AirPods become more and more important in this world. As artificial-intelligence systems like Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Samsung's Bixby, and Microsoft's Cortana get smarter, there will be a rise not just in talking to computers but in having them talk back.

In other words, computers will hijack your senses, more so than they already do, with your sight and your hearing intermediated by technology. It's a little scary. Think of what Facebook glitches could mean in a world where it doesn't just control what you read on your phone but in what you see in the world around you. The promise, though, is a world where real life and technology blend more seamlessly. The major tech companies promise that this future means a world of fewer technological distractions and more balance, as the physical and digital world become the same thing. You decide how you feel about that.

The really crazy future
Still, all those decade-plus investments in the future still rely on gadgetry that you have to wear, even if it's only a pair of glasses. Some of the craziest, most forward-looking, most unpredictable advancements go even further -- provided you're willing to wait a few extra decades, that is. This week, we got our first look at Neuralink, a new company cofounded by Musk with a goal of building computers into our brains by way of "neural lace," a very early-stage technology that lays on your brain and bridges it to a computer. It's the next step beyond even that blending of the digital and physical worlds, as human and machine become one. Assuming the science works -- and lots of smart people believe that it will -- this is the logical endpoint of the road that smartphones started us on. If smartphones gave us access to information and augmented reality puts that information in front of us when we need it, then putting neural lace in our brains just closes the gap.

Futurist Ray Kurzweil has been predicting our cyborg futures for a long time now. Tech Insider Musk has said this is because the rise of artificial intelligence -- which underpins a lot of the other technologies, including voice assistants and virtual reality -- means humans will have to augment themselves just to keep up with the machines. If you're really curious about this idea, futurist Ray Kurzweil is the leading voice on the topic.

The idea of human/machine fusion is a terrifying one, with science-fiction writers, technologists, and philosophers alike having very good cause to ask what even makes us human in the first place. At the same time, the idea is so new that nobody really knows what this world would look like in practice. So if and when the smartphone dies, it'll actually be the end of an era in more ways than one. It'll be the end of machines that we carry with us passively and the beginning of something that bridges our bodies straight into the ebb and flow of digital information. It's going to get weird. And yet, lots of technologists already say that smartphones give us superpowers with access to knowledge, wisdom, and abilities beyond anything nature gave us. In some ways, augmenting the human mind would be the ultimate superpower. Then again, maybe I'm just an optimist.


 

State House says the constitution does not recognise

three new offices created in opposition


Nasa principals, from left, Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga, Isaac Ruto, Kalonzo

Musyoka and Moses Wetang'ula at Bomas of Kenya on April 20, 2017.


The National Super Alliance’s new top positions, as established in a power sharing agreement deposited with the Registrar of Political Parties last week, will not require amendments to the Constitution, lawyers who drafted the coalition document have argued. But State House is saying the opposite, warning that Kenyans might be forced to spend billions of shillings on constitutional amendments should the Opposition, it it wins the next elections, go ahead with plans to create a new office of Premier Cabinet Secretary and two deputising functions. Drafters of the coalition agreement, while defending its spirit and constitutionality, argue that the new positions are in line with the supreme law of the land, and hence there would be no need for the lengthy process of changing the law to create the slots. They will, however, depend on the goodwill of the Opposition’s flagbearer Raila Odinga to create the positions as stated in the agreement.

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
“The positions will not need constitutional amendments nor are they unconstitutional since it will be the prerogative of the President to structure and organise his government,” the lawyers state in an advisory to Nasa principals. In the deal, which brings together ODM’s Odinga, Wiper Party’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Amani National Congress’ Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula, and Governor Isaac Ruto of Chama Cha Mapinduzi, the drafters relied heavily on Articles 131, 132 and 152 of the Constitution, which specify the powers and functions of the President. Apart from the president and the deputy’s slot — the latter which goes to Mr Musyoka — the opposition coalition has proposed the positions of Premier Cabinet Secretary to Mr Mudavadi, who will be deputised by Mr Wetang’ula and Mr Ruto. The deal provides that, upon winning the elections and taking office, Mr Odinga will be required to use his powers to create room for his co-principals in a new government structure they describe as the “horizontal sharing of power”.


APPOINT CABINET SECRETARIES
“Article 152 contains a power vested in the President to establish, structure, and organise a Cabinet,” the lawyers state. While Article 152 is basically about the size of Cabinet that a president can create, the powers to establish it are laid out in Article 132(a). “Article 132 sets out how to realise the assistance of the Deputy President and the Cabinet Secretaries by vesting in the President the power to appoint the Cabinet Secretaries and other executive officers as set out in Article 132 (2) (a) – (e),” they state in the deal. To avoid any possible squabbles that may arise if the President fails to establish the positions, the coalition agreement requires that once Nasa wins the elections, all decisions will be made in consultation with the co-principals. “The (coalition) agreement ties the President, in forming government, to consult and have the concurrence of partners (co-principals)” the advisory states.


POWER SHARING
This, perhaps, explains the reason Mr Odinga on Thursday dwelt on their mode of power sharing, stating that it was a collegiate leadership in which he will be “the first among equals”. The second step, which they argue the Jubilee administration is using to question the practicality of creating the new positions, will be to streamline the government to be in line with the Bomas Draft Constitution, which will require amendments to the supreme law. This will take between one and three years. In an addendum to the agreement, they state: “The Coalition Parties undertake to initiate amendments to the Constitution to bring the structure of government in line with the Bomas Draft constitution.” Both President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have rubbished Nasa’s power sharing agreement, arguing that it creates non-existent positions which may not be established. On Sunday, Ruto claimed that Mr Odinga should not be trusted by his colleagues to establish the positions as he is only guided by selfish interest.


NO AGENDA
“It is now clear to all that this is one person who is selfish and would only want to do things that will only benefit him,” said the Deputy President in Narok. “He wants to cheat people that he is leading them to Nasa, which has no agenda for this country.” In State House, spokesman Manoah Esipisu said it was unfortunate that instead of creating wealth, the Opposition’s plan is to abuse existing wealth so that three people can get jobs. “You know, people have agreed to take jobs that don’t exist. One of the opposition leaders said in a media interview that the first job for the team will be to use billions of shillings to change the Constitution so the three phantom jobs can be legitimised,” Mr Esipisu said.


LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE
The State spokesperson was responding to a question regarding the Opposition’s leadership structure during his weekly media briefing at State House on Sunday. He said opposition figures ought to know better that they cannot somehow enact constitutional changes within 90 days of taking office to create three jobs. “Making constitutional changes that require a referendum will simply not take three months. It will take years,” he said. “And, considering how citizens have rejected MPs and Governors that they don’t believe have used their resources prudently, they are unlikely ever to agree to spend billions of shillings to create jobs for the three men promised phantom ones.” – Daily Nation.

 

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UK’s Anthony Joshua beats Klitschko in Wembley thriller

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Anthony Joshua has beaten Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th round stoppage in a thrilling heavyweight title fight in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley. Both fighters were on the brink of defeat at various stages, with Joshua recovering from a brutal knockdown that had him hanging on in the middle rounds to steady the ship and stop the Ukrainian. Klitschko, 41, defied many who believed he would be steamrollered in the early rounds by his younger opponent, and held off the Briton behind his jab. Wladamir Klitschko goes down against Anthony Joshua during the IBF, WBA and IBO Heavyweight World Title bout at Wembley Stadium Joshua found his mark with a ferocious flurry in the fifth that sent Klitschko to the canvas, but the experienced former champion held on to the bell. Remarkably, he came back with a right hook of his own in the sixth to knock down the British fighter, who then himself appeared seconds from defeat. Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko in action during the IBF, WBA and IBO Heavyweight World Title bout at Wembley Stadium A worrying few rounds followed for the 2012 Olympic champion as he appeared spent and unsteady, throwing little back and seemingly seconds from an against-the-odds defeat. With the experienced Klitschko using his years of ring craft to edge ahead on many pundits' cards, time appeared to be ticking down for Joshua. Wladimir Klitschko muss sich Anthony Joshua nach technischem K.o. in der elften Runde geschlagen geben.  He needed something big in the final rounds - and he delivered - big time. The bell for the 11th saw Joshua rejuvenated, flooring his opponent twice in quick succession thanks to a thundering uppercut and a left hook - only for the Ukrainian to drag himself off the canvas each time. A final flurry forced the referee to step in and save a spent Klitschko from further punishment.

 

 

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A MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN MARYLAND, USA

The Late Boniface Mutunga Mutia


It is with much sorrow and acceptance of God’s will. We hereby announce the sudden death of Boniface Mutunga Mutia of Hyattsville Maryland on 23rd April 2017. He was born in Kisasi, Kitui, Kenya on December 12, 1945. He was a loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his son, Boniface Mutunga Mutia II, daughter, Mwikali Melissa Mutia, daughter in-law, Sarah Lithira-Mutia, son in-law Abdul Lamin, He was a loving grandfather to grandsons, Mutunga Lamin, Bonifus Mutunga Mutia III, Kristafer Mutia and granddaughter, Tahya LR Mutia. He migrated to the USA in 1968. Boniface Mutunga Mutia was a very hard working man,kind, loving and sociable man, who was loved by many. He leaves behind a very diverse group of friends. Till we meet again in glory, we shall miss you dearly Tata! From God we come and to God we shall return. Rest in eternal peace Tata! We loved you and always will! The planning committee is in the process of planning a fund raiser to help Mr Mutia’s family (children)with the burial expenses. A memorial service to celebrate our brothers life is in the process of being organized. We will keep you updated. Please feel free to reach out to Mr. Mutia’s family; Boniface Mutia;831905-7253, Mwikali Mutia;240-4790. Organizing committee; Carey Khasakhala;301-332-7912, Eric Ndaka 301-467-5910, Tom Kombo 202-439 5896, Chris Kieti; 301-675-5504, Dominic WAMBUA;407-361-7239, MUIA KIVUVANI;240-370-3775, REUBEN MBINDA;202-817-5898 and Muindi Mbingu;; 240-277-1028. – Diasporamessenger.com

 

Inside the church where Jesus was born in Israel - Church Nativity

Pastor Jane Njiiri (left) and Pastor Anne Kiruthi from London caught inside the Church

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Meet the 37-year-old woman who has given birth to 38 children

The mother of 38 claims she was married off by age 12 in 1993 to a much older 40-year-old man


A woman from Uganda has given birth to a jaw-dropping 38 children, and surprisingly she is only 37 years old. The mother, Mariam Nabatanzi, has delivered all her children at home except her latest addition who is now four months old, reports the Nairobi News. The newborn had to be delivered by caesarean section at a local hospital. The mother has reportedly given birth to an astounding six sets of twins, four sets of triplets and three sets of quadruples. Ten of the children are girls and the remaining 28 are boys. The eldest of the brood is 23 years old and the youngest just four months. The mother of 38 claims she was married off by age 12 in 1993 to a much older 40-year-old man. “I did not know I was being married off,” she told the publication.

 

Mariam Nabatanzi Babirye (middle, black top) with some of her 38 children.

 

“People came home and brought things for my father. When time came for them to leave, I thought I was escorting my aunt but when I got there, she gave me away to the man.” Being a child herself she told how she found married life at such a young age difficult. “My husband was polygamous with many children from his past relationships who I had to take care of because their mothers were scattered all over. He was also violent and would beat me at any opportunity he got even when I suggested an idea that he didn’t like,” she recalled to the publication. In 1994, only a year into her marriage and aged 13 she gave birth to twins. Two years later, she gave birth to triplets and a year and seven months after that added a set of quadruplets. - Source: Daily Monitor - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO



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PASTOR RUTH MWIRIGI'S FATHER MEMORIAL

IN LONDON IS ON SUNDAY 30TH APRIL

We are sad to announce the death of Mr Peter Irungu Wanjohi (3rd from left escording Ruth on her wedding) father to Pastor Ruth Mwirigi and Pastor Joel Mwirigi of Slough, UK (centre), who died together with his son, Evans Nduati (Pastor's younger brother far right) in a tragic car accident near Kenol, Murang'a County on 25/April 2017). He is seen here during Pastor's weddig in 1998 at Ealing in West London. Prayers commence today at Pastor's house, 70 Long Readings Lane, Slough, SL2 1PZ. Following the death of Pastor Ruth and Joel Mwirigi's dad and brother on 25/4/2017, there is going to be a memorial service on Sunday 30/4/2017 in Slough. This will be a time to meet and pray for the family before they travel to Kenya. Venue: WEEKS DRIVE COMMUNITY CENTRE, TAMARISK WAY SL1 2UN. TIME 6:30 - 8:30 PM (Promt). Contact-Pastor Joel Mwirigi 07868654322.

 

You’ve only got a month to spend all your old £5 notes


If you still have any of the old paper £5 notes knocking about, you better spend them soon – because the deadline for the switch is looming.
We now have just under a month to spend the old fivers before they officially lose their legal tender status, the Bank of England has warned. From May 5, retailers can refuse to accept the paper £5 note. A new plastic note, which features Winston Churchill, was released into circulation last September. The new banknotes are more durable, water-resistant and include anti-counterfeiting features. However, a furore erupted just months after their release following the revelation that they contained beef tallow. As a result, many Hindu temples and vegetarian restaurants said they wouldn’t accept the new notes.

 

 

US growth rate hits three-year low


The US economy slowed dramatically in the first three months of the year,according to official data. GDP expanded at an annual rate of 0.7% in the first quarter - the slowest rate since the first quarter of 2014. It will be unwelcome news for President Donald Trump who, during his election campaign, made a pledge to raise growth to 4%. In a bid to fulfil that promise, on Wednesday the White House proposed slashing the rate of corporation tax. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin unveiled President Trump's tax blueprint, which aims to cut the business tax rate from 35% to 15%. The plan also proposed an incentive for companies to bring back money held overseas and a cut in tax rate for individuals, although the plans were light on detail. The Trump administration may be reassured by the trend in recent years for growth figures to be depressed in the first quarter, but then pick up later in the year. "US GDP figures are typically weaker in the first quarter, so this reading is in line with the seasonal trend," said Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Close Brothers Asset Management. "We haven't yet had the expected fiscal stimulus from Trump, the effects of which may not be seen until the end of this year or the start of 2018."


The annualised first quarter growth rate of 0.7% was less than the 1% analysts had been expecting, and a slowdown from the 2.1% growth rate seen in the final quarter of last year The slowdown was down to stagnant consumer spending, economists said. "Household spending was held down by a drop back in motor vehicle sales from a near-record high at the end of last year and the unseasonably warm winter weather, which depressed utilities spending," said Paul Ashworth, chief US economist at Capital Economics. But he thinks consumer spending will "rebound" as personal income showed healthy growth and data suggests that consumer confidence remains high. Close Brothers' Ms Curtin also pointed out that other data suggested strength in the US economy . "While investors might be disappointed with the reading, it has been a steady start to the year with inflation looking benign, a resilient jobs market and positive PMI [purchasing managers'] data."

 

 

 

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REVIVAL STARS FC IN LONDON WINS THE NEL & ECFL DOUBLE!

Hard Work PLUS Prayers = WIN


Revival Stars FC has taken the North-East London and Essex Church League (NEL&ECFL) by storm in the 2016/17 season by winning the double. They were confirmed champions of the league with a game to spare on ---- with a commanding points tally of () as well as a superior goal difference. They then went on to win the NEL&ECF League Cup in 5-1 FINAL WIN against a very talented and formidable Upney FC.


A season of great achievements
Revival Stars FC has won the league with many notable achievements not witnessed in the NEL&ECFL before. They lost only one game in the entire campaign and had the Their top scorer, striker () missed out on being top scorer in the league but was the highest scorer to ever miss out on the honour in the history of the league! The team was also high on the behaviour score card, missing out on top spot by a yellow card in the second last game – they were runners up.


This caused the League Chairman, Mr () to concede that sometimes a team wins the league when they haven’t been necessarily the best team, but Revival Stars FC had exemplified themselves by being the best team in the league and the double correctly reflects that.

The League Cup Final
The cup final was evenly matched and goalless for the first half hour. Then Revival FC’s () broke the deadlock with the first goal of the match with a wonderful strike from (). It didn’t take long before Upney FC scored to draw level and it seemed it would stay that way at the break. However, Revival Stars struck again (twice?) before half time.


The second half begun with Upney FC rallying in attack to get back in the game, but Revival Stars struck early to make the match almost beyond Upney FC’s reach. They then did so with another goal late on after another was disallowed to establish them as League Cup champions for the second time in 3 years with a 5-1 win.


There were great highlights from the game with Revival Stars FC playing their attractive attacking football that has also won them the League with only one loss. Their captain Nicholas Semujjo was commanding in defence and all his players followed suit. It’s a well drilled and organised team under coach John Kigathi. The man of the match honour went to Revival’s Mohamed Mahmoud.


History
Revival Stars was formed 3 years ago and joined the NEL&ECFL in the 2014/15 season. In their first season, they won the league cup, a remarkable achievement as they had to beat holders and dominant team in the league, Blackhorse FC in the semi-final before going on to win the final. They finished the league in (3rd) position, also commendable. In their second season, they were runners up in the league.

Vision
The Team, under the leadership of the Chairman Boniface Mbugua, Patron Simon Muracia and Coach John Kigathi has become a wonderful place for young men to be mentored to greater achievements in their lives. The objective is to enable them to form meaningful and long lasting friendships on and off the pitch. They are encouraged to use the power of unity to venture into business or other activities that will enrich their lives and those of their families. Those in various difficulties have found the advice of Chairman Boniface and Coach John very helpful. They know they have reliable and courageous men to turn to.


Ultimately, they are encouraged to answer existential questions about life and the role faith plays in ensuring the formation well rounded and responsible men of courage and honour.

 

 

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UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows


The UK economy grew by just 0.3% at the start of the year, the slowest growth rate since the first three months of 2016, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said that the slower pace in the January-to-March period was due mainly to the service sector, which sank to 0.3% growth against 0.8% at the end of 2016. In the last quarter of 2016, gross domestic product increased by 0.7%. Friday's figure is a first estimate and could be revised in the coming months. Economists had been expecting GDP growth to slow as consumers reined back spending in the face of rising inflation, but they had pencilled in a higher figure of 0.4%. Chris Williamson, chief economist, IHS Markit, said: "The message is clear: the start of the year saw the weakest pace of growth for a year as rising prices have started to hit household spending." The main drag on the service industry, which accounts for about 78% of the UK economy, came from the hotels, restaurants and the distributions sector, which fell by 0.5%, as increasing prices from rising inflation applied the brakes to retail trade, The ONS said that output in the construction sector was also dragging on GDP after expanding by 0.2% in the first three months of the year following 1% growth in the fourth quarter of 2016. Industrial production expanded by 0.3% over the period, with manufacturing increasing by 0.5% thanks to a jump in motor vehicle output, while agriculture growth eased to 0.3% in the first quarter from 1% in the final quarter of 2016.

 

 

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Tanzania's President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates


Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificates. He was responding to the release of a government report into fraudulent qualifications in the public sector. The education minister said that some had been using their relatives' school certificates, while others did not appear on official records at all. President Magufuli has given those on the list until 15 May to resign or face legal action.

 

A Whispers from London (By their fruits we shall know them)

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

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I remained behind after everyone else in the office had left for home after a hectic day. I was supposed to go to the bus station, take a bus then go home. Considering that I would have to queue for hundreds of metres at the bus station, I decided to work in the office for an extra one hour so that by the time I would be in the bus station, I would find a shorter queue.

Having been in the office alone for close to thirty minutes, I decided to take a walk along the corridor just to keep myself busy. On the far end of the corridor was an office to one of our senior managers whose name was Mr. Billy Small. He was a Black African from the shores of Lake Victoria but he liked to be addressed as Mr. B.H. I had barely walked for five metres past B.H’s office when I had him shout my name;
'Man Man! Man Man! Nice to see you! You must have come from annual leave today. I have been to your office and I told your colleagues that once you came back you come and see me. I told them that I had exciting news from one of our clients,' he said.


'B.H. those are news to me! I reported today and nobody told me that you were looking for me!' I replied.
'Well it is never too late. Client X is launching a new property in Grand Regency hotel (now Laico Regency) and you are one of those people invited. The launch is starting at 8:00 pm but guests are supposed to have a cocktail party from 6:00 pm. I suggest we go now. I could not believe it! On what criteria was I chosen considering that there were many other people in senior positions.

May I open the lid and confess that I had never attended a cocktail party in my life. Secondly, in the party, I was supposed to be on the same table with our three directors plus some other senior Managers. Our competitors in the industry had also been invited. The invited guests were who was who in the industry. Like attracts like so all the attendants were well known people unlike me. I had just been employed five months before and before then, I was just a villager in a tiny village. For Mr. B.H. to put me on the same table with our directors, it was just like telling me to jump out of my skin! I tried to give B.H. a hundred reasons as to why I was not suitable to attend but he could hear nothing of the sought.


'Mr. Man Man, you are not attending the launch to evolve to a reptile. After launch will still remain a human being!' he said with a smile.
It was too late to say 'No!' so we decided to walk from the office to the hotel. On the way I imagined all those people looking at me as I struggled to fit my village mannerisms with that of the city and I missed a beat.


In the hotel we were ushered in like President or Kings. I started feeling a sense of importance after I saw how we were made to feel at home. Mr. B.H. realised that I was uneasy so he made sure that he talked to me as much as he could. He introduced me to all the important people that he knew. They all gave me business cards expecting me to give them mine. To their disappointment, I did not give them mine because 'my Secretary had gone home with the keys to my drawer where all my cards were!' I lied.

Being a cocktail party we were to take bites and drinks while standing as we mingled and exchanged ideas. Our customer had special interest in us because we used to give them business worth millions of shillings every month. However much Mr. B.H. tried to be friendly to me and to make me adjust, I was still finding it hard to bond with my seniors. Suddenly, an idea came to my mind, supposing I took a few beers? Beer has a tendency of giving someone false confidence which I badly needed. The idea worked well because after sometime, I found myself engaging in conversation with our M.D. on how we could decrease our expenditure in that financial year. Looking back, I can't tell whether I made sense to him or not. Now that in my 'beer infested mind' we were 'equal' with the directors, I made sure that we talked as much as we could. Mr. B.H. felt uncomfortable with my new found familiar territory with directors from the way he was looking at me from the corner of his eyes.

Speeches were made by the hosts and other dignitaries. Everything was going in very well as the party went on and on. To make the whole night have fun, raffle tickets were sold. I bought just one just to mirror every other person. When the winners were announced, I was surprised to hear my name being called out! Wonders will never cease, they will only increase! I had won a weekend for two full board in a five star beach hotel in Mombasa. I was also supposed to be welcomed with a bottle of wine once I was in the hotel. Apart from that, I was given a VIP Gold Membership card for three years. This meant that I could stay in any of their five star hotels for free for any three weekends in one year period. It would always be a weekend for two. My colleague Mr. B.H. did not win anything. All in all he congratulated me just like my directors. And the night went on and on.

No situation is permanent so the party came to an end some minutes past midnight. I kept looking at my gold card and corresponding vouchers with great pride because to me it was a night to remember.

Fortunately my colleague used to live near my estate so he agreed to drive me home. On the way we discussed about the party, the guests, women, more women ... He was equally happy for me from his conversation. He even told me that when I decided to visit the hotel, I should tell him so that he could take his wife also. I kept thanking him for making my night and he enjoyed my heap of compliments to him.


'Man Man, always meet senior staff like B.H. If you want to rise in this company,' he would say as he cruised on the road at that hour of the night. We reached my house and I bid him goodbye. He promised to take me for lunch the following day so as to advise me on how I would maximise on my Vip Membership. At times life can be very sweet!


On arriving in my office in the morning, I heard a phone ring in my extension and I picked it up. It was the secretary to the Managing Director on the line. He told me that the director wanted to have a word with me. Could he be calling me because I possibly misbehaved due to my half-drunk nature? I gathered courage and entered his office. He warmly greeted me and asked me to have a sit. He then thanked me for attending the function although I was not in Marketing Department. He also thanked me on behalf of his colleagues because of making them happy with my stories during the launch. I also thanked him for his time and also for putting the company in global map.

Before leaving, he showed me an email from Mr. B.H. copied to all directors. Mr. B.H. had suggested that I should be stripped off my VIP Gold Membership because I was not in Marketing. He also criticised my interaction with the directors when in drunken condition and that I should face disciplinary measures. On reading it I was shocked beyond words! I asked the director his version on the email and he laughed it off. 'You are a star Man Man!' he said.

I went straight to my office and started my work. I tried to concentrate but any time I hit the Computer keyboard, I felt disappointed by how BH of all other people would stab my back. I finally decided to call him to pour out my heart. He picked up the phone and went on to thank me for giving him company the night before...brrr....brrrr...He also congratulated me for winning the prestigious prize in the raffle.


'Yeah man, you know what Man Man, if you play your cards, that Membership status can catapult you to a level you have never dreamed of, lucky you Man, Congrats!' he said. 'Mr. B.H. thanks for the opportunity yesterday. As you congratulate me, I would also like you to advice on how I can avoid disciplinary measures for being drunk and disorderly!' I said. On hearing my request, he disconnected the phone immediately.

It was a night to remember! God has his ways of honouring somebody irrespective of his or her social background. I had always prayed God to make way for me to flourish and rub shoulders with who was who in the industry and it came to pass. One thing is certain; that when you progress, enemies multiply by day. By being in diaspora, one has already won the first prize lottery of life. Once you step on the western world’s soil, you are blessed not unless you are the jealous and cursed person.

In life, enemies will come in many shapes and forms. When they come, accept them and keep off from them. They can even be your own relatives so if you find that a relative is your enemy, put his or her file in a very high shelf. Love them from a distance. Don’t forget that life can be very boring without enemies. Many people will come to pull you down when you are on your take off stage but so long as there is God’s signature in you, you will flourish. By their fruits, we shall know them!

 

New cracks over NASA flagbearer

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka moved with speed to stem simmering rebellion in his backyard. Barely a day after the colourful unveiling of National Super Alliance (NASA) 2017 line-up, a revolt erupted in Kalonzo's Wiper Democratic Movement Friday. In a twin assault on the party's leader, Wiper's highest ranking official in the National Assembly Francis Nyenze disowned Thursday's power-sharing arrangement which placed Kalonzo as the running mate of presidential candidate Raila Odinga. – CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

 

MARY WANGUI MUTONGA HAS LOST HER MOTHER IN KENYA

 

It is with humble acceptance of God's will that we announce the passing to glory of our beloved mum Naomi Njeri Ndungu, she was wife to Peter Ndungu Kuria of Githunguri Kiambu, mother to Paul njoroge Ndungu, Milkah wahu nganga, Robert Kuria Ndungu (Kenya) Tabby Gathoni Ndungu (Israel) and Mary Wangui Mutonga (UK). Grandmother to Melanie Kariuki, Felistas Nganga, George Munene, Dennis Nganga (Kenya), Ndungu (senior) Ndungu (junior) Njeri Njoroge, Alex Mutonga and Shaun Mutonga (UK). Sister to Joseph Mburu Njoroge, Paul Wainaina Njoroge & Esther Wanjiru Gichuhi. Mother-in-law to John Mutonga(UK), Jackson Munene (Kenya), Jane Njoroge (Kenya). Mum went to be with the Lord on Tuesday 25/05/17 after a long illness. Family and friends are meeting for prayers at 29 Panyers Gardens, Dagenham RM10 7FG until Saturday 29th, April, 2017. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday 30/04/17 from 5.00PM at Memorial Community Church (formerly, Memorial Baptist Church). 395 Barking Road, E13 8AL (opposite Plaistow Police Station). The funeral will be held on Friday 5/05/17 in Githunguri Town, Kiambu County, Kenya. For more information, in UK, please contact: Pastor Mwaura - +447723076569 or Elder Grace Kamau-+447908227728 or Mr. Mutonga - +44 7577417976. In Kenya, you can contact Paul on 00254722661676. Mum we loved you but God loved you most. You will be dearly missed. RIP till we meet again.

 

 

Foreign investors back Brexit Britain


Britain is the number one destination in Europe for foreign direct investment, according to figures that revealed a surge in inflows to levels not seen since before the financial crisis. In a vote of confidence in Brexit Britain, UK FDI inflows soared to $253.7bn (£197bn) in 2016, up from £33bn the previous year, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This represents the highest level of inflows since 2005. The figures also showed the UK drove the bulk of the 17pc increase in FDI inflows to the European Union. Britain also climbed above Ireland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and France to become the top destination for inward FDI across Europe and second only to the US in the OECD club of 35 rich economies. The OECD highlighted that the massive surge in FDI inward flows to the UK was driven by a handful of mega deals. This includes ABInBev’s £79bn takeover of SAB Miller to create the world’s largest beer company, oil major Shell’s £34bn acquisition of BG Group, and Softbank’s £24bn purchase of ARM Holdings, two of which were announced well before the Brexit vote. However, the data also showed the UK remained the top FDI destination in Europe even when these deals were excluded.

 

 

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Reprieve for Bishop Wanjiru as court releases her on Sh100, 000 cash bail

 

Lee Kinyanjui routs Governor Kinuthia Mbugua in Nakuru Jubilee primaries


Lee Kinyanjui routs Governor Kinuthia Mbugua by garnering 216,385 votes against the incumbent’s 150,137. John Mututho who was eyeing the same seat managed a total of 30,487 votes. In the Senatorial category, Susan Kihika emerged winner after getting 270,581 votes against Karanja Kabage who scored 49141 votes. Liza Chelule won the Woman Representative ticket after garnering 119,924 votes. Anne Karigu followed by 55,111 votes while Agnes Njambi got 39387 votes. – The Standard

 

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I’ll be a diligent senator, says Kang’ata after defeating Gitura in Jubilee polls


From left: Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria, Woman Rep Sabina Chege and Kiharu MP Irungu Kang'ata

celebrate on April 27, 2017after they were announced winners in the Jubilee Party primaries.


Kiharu MP Irungu Kang’ata has trounced Deputy Speaker Kembi Gitura in the Jubilee Party nominations for the senate seat in Murang'a County. Mr Kang’ata got 158,167 votes against Mr Gitura's 146,207 votes. The first term MP surprised many when he declared interest to unseat Mr Gitura late 2016. Mr Kang’ata, in his acceptance speech, said he was humbled by the support he got from the youth. “I will be a diligent senator and execute my responsibility to the best of my ability. I will fulfil my promise of assuring them a better pay through legislation,” he said. Mr Kang’ata was voted in overwhelmingly in Kiharu, his constituency, garnering 39,818 votes against his rival 26,203 who got votes.


WA IRIA WINS
Governor Mwangi Wa Iria also won the Jubilee Party ticket to defend his seat. Mr Wa Iria garnered 205,941 votes to defeat his bitter rival, Kigumo MP, Jamleck Kamau who got 118,274 votes. Surprisingly Mr Wa Iria trounced the MP even in his Kigumo backyard after garnering 27,822 votes against Mr Kamau's 18,591 votes in a region perceived to be his stronghold. Mr Kamau’s campaign team expected that he would win with a landslide given that he has been the area MP for 10 years.


CONCEDE DEFEAT
The county boss urged his opponent to concede defeat, warning him against running for the seat as an independent candidate. “There has been propaganda and attempts to discredit me but they have failed. To my competitors, the deal is over,” he said. He added: “It is now about the party unless you do not believe in the party's spirit.” He announced plans to form a united front with the nominees to decide on the way forward. The leaders vowed to unite the county that has been experiencing political tension owing to the hotly contested governor's seat. In the woman representative’s contest, incumbent Sabina Chege trounced her opponent, former radio presenter Waithera Muitherania by a landslide. Ms Chege, who is also a former journalist, got 211,639 votes, becoming the aspirant who won with the highest count. Her rival secured 80,325 votes. – Daily Nation.

 

PCEA UK OUTREACH



Bishop Samuel Muya, the General Overseer of Talents Revival Churches in Kenya, will be the Guest Speaker in our Sunday Service at Memorial Community Church, Plaistow, 395 Barking Road, E13 8AL, (opposite Plaistow Police Station) on 30th April, 2017 at 2.00PM.
‘Our Theme this Year – Jeremiah 6:16’.


For more information, please, contact Rev. Edwin Kibathi on 07946700301.


YOU ARE ALL WELCOME

 

Raila named NASA flag bearer, Kalonzo deputy in August poll line up


ODM leader Raila Odinga has been named as the National Super Alliance flag bearer. Raila will face off President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee with Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate. NASA brings together Raila, Musalia Mudavadi (Amani), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya), and Isaac Rutto (CCM). Under the arrangement, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi is proposed to take up the position of Premier Cabinet Secretary as earlier reported by The Star. This will be created after the election in the event of NASA victory. Under the Premier CS will be two powerful deputies of equal rank. Rutto will be in charge of the State Department of Devolution and Planning. The other deputy in charge of Public Service will go to Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya party. The announcement of the August 8 polls team was made at Uhuru Park on Thursday by Mudavadi. The principals have been under pressure to name the person who will battle it out with Uhuru. Raila, 72, contested the presidency in 1997, 2007 and in 2013 but lost. He was Kenya's prime minister from 2008-2012 under a power sharing deal, with former President Mwai Kibaki. This was reached to end violence that rocked the country in 2007/08 after Kibaki's disputed win. More than 1,300 people were killed in the skirmishes that also displaced some 650,000 Kenyans. – The Star

 

 

Bishop Wanjiru charged with malicious

damage, creating disturbance at Jubilee polls


Former Starehe MP Margaret WANJIRU at Milimani law court on Thursday, April 27


Governor aspirant Margret Wanjiru was on Thursday charged with two counts of malicious damage to property and creating a disturbance. She appeared before chief magistrate Francis Andayi following an incident during Wednesday's Jubilee primaries in Nairobi. The aspirant was accused that on April 26, 2017, at City market polling station, she unlawfully and willfully with others who were not before court destroyed 4 ballot boxes. She was also accused of destroying assorted ballot papers, all valued at Sh30,000, which is the property of Jubilee Party. On the creating a disturbance charge, the court was told that aspirant forcefully stormed the jubilee polling station and disrupted nominations. Wanjiru denied the charges. The court is expected to make a ruling on her bail application this afternoon after the prosecution objected to her release. The DPP, through Kemo Alloyce, told the court that if Wanjiru is freed on bail, she may intimidate or interfere with crucial prosecution witnesses. Bishop Wanjiru was arrested on Wednesday after primaries at the City Park polling centre were disrupted. – The Star

 

Hon. Maina Kamanda wins Jubilee Starehe seat

 

 

 

HERI HOMES MANAGEMENT TEAM SHINES WITH

KENYAN SENATOR IN AUSTRALIA

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Peter Kenneth rejects results as Sonko takes early lead

 

 

 

(Davy) David Ndege of Milton Keynes has lost his brother in Kenya

It is with great sadness and God's acceptance to announce a sudden death of George Ndege who was murdered in kenya on 26/04/17. He is a brother to (Davy) David Ndege, Mirriam Ndege, Elizabeth Ndege & brother inlaw to Kate MK. Family, friends & well wishers will be meeting at 54 Oakwood drive MK2 2JQ. Start Thursday 27/4/17 to Sunday 30/4/17 from 6-9pm. For more information please contact Kate 07535107480 or Davy 07943987972. Thanks in advance for your Prayers & Financial support. Kindly use: M.N sort 110834 Acc:00850797 Halifax . May God bless you as you plan to attend.

 

 

PEOPLE WANJIKU HAS FIRED AS FOLLOW


NYERI
*Kabado wa Kabado out
*Esther Murugi ~out
*Mary Wambui ~Out
#MURANGA
*KAMANDE WA MBUKU ~OUT
*Clement Wanbugu ~Out
*Roho Safi ~Out
*Tirus Ngahu Out

#NAKURU
*Kinuthia Mbugua ~Out
*Jacob Macharia~Out
*John Kihagi ~Out
*Nelson.Gichuhue out

 

KIAMBU
KABOGO out
*Njenga wa Kigo ~Out
#Nairobi
*maina Kamanda~~ IN
*Dennis Waweru Out
-#MERU ~`~Flolence KAJUJU ~~OUT
#KIRINYAGA
*NJOGU WA BARUA~OUT.
*GITAU ~ out
#LAIKIPIA
Antony kamaru out
*GG Kariuki ~~Out
*Wanjiku wa muhia out
Wanjiku has spoken

 

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Uhuru, Raila allies kicked out in Jubilee, ODM polls

Gem Member of Parliament Jakoyo Midiwo in Seme, Kisumu among the losers


Allies of President Kenyatta and Nasa co-principal Raila Odinga have been voted out by a seemingly decisive public in the Jubilee and ODM nominations which have been marked with violence, chaos and confusion. In Kiambu, voters overwhelmingly voted out Governor William Kabogo in favour of Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu. Six MPs were also kicked out in the Jubilee Party nominations in President Kenyatta’s backyard. Among the MPs kicked out was Kiambu Woman Rep Anna Nyokabi, a relative of President Kenyatta, who lost by a huge margin to radio journalist Gathoni Wamuchomba. Ms Wamuchomba garnered 374,306 votes to Ms Nyokabi’s measly 26,768 votes. Ruiru MP Esther Gathogo lost to businessman N’gan’ga Kin’gara while Limuru’s John Kiragu lost the ticket to former MP Peter Mwathi.

 

ACTIVE PARTICIPANT
MP Njoroge Baiya, an active participant in the National Assembly debates, lost to newcomer Kago Wa Lydia. In Nyanza, Mr Odinga’s allies were easily beaten in the ODM nominations by newcomers. Those kicked out are Mr Odinga’s elder brother Oburu Oginga (Nominated), Jakoyo Midiwo (Gem) and Nicholas Gumbo, who was seeking the Siaya governor seat. Others are MPs Aduma Owuor (Nyakach), Augustino Neto (Ndhiwa), George Oner (Rangwe), Omondi Muluan (Alego-Usonga) and former aide of Mr Odinga, Caroli Omondi. In Nyanza, where clinching the ODM ticket almost guarantees one a win in the general election, the leaders are likely to face an uphill task retaining their seats should they chose to vie as independent candidates. At the same time, Deputy President William Ruto, who was busy at the Jubilee Party headquarters in Pangani signing off nomination certificates, watched as his allies were shown the door in the Jubilee nominations in his Rift Valley backyard.

 

TALLAM FLOORED
His deputy communication secretary Emmanuel Tallam was floored in the Nandi Hills contest by outspoken MP Alfred Keter, considered a rebel in the Jubilee Party. Mr Keter garnered 19,734 votes against Mr Tallam’s 5,620. National Assembly Legal Affairs chairman Samuel Chepkonga, another close ally of the DP, lost in the Jubilee nominations for Ainabkoi constituency to Mr William Chepkut, an aide of former Cabinet minister Nicholas Biwott. Mr Chepkut got 13,685 votes against Mr Chepkonga’s 13,556. In Elgeyo-Marakwet, Keiyo South MP Jackson Kiptanui, who was said to have been fronted by the DP to topple Governor Alex Tolgos, was trounced by the incumbent. He came a distant second in the Monday primaries. Mr Tolgos won with 63,645 votes against the MP’s 34,666. In Uasin Gishu, Mr Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop, popularly known as Buzeki, was headed to a defeat on Wednesday after failing to get enough votes to topple Governor Jackson Mandago.

 

UNASSAILABLE LEAD
Although he denied being fronted by the DP, Mr Kiprop is said to be a close friend of Mr Ruto. By last evening, with only one constituency remaining, Mr Mandago enjoyed an unassailable lead of 103,961 votes against Mr Kiprop’s 68,833. Former Judiciary chief registrar Gladys Shollei clinched the Jubilee ticket for Woman Rep. In Kapseret, current MP Oscar Sudi managed to shrug off a challenge by newcomer Steve Kewa, who was said to have ben fronted by the DP. In Kitui, Wiper chairman David Musila, an ally of Nasa-co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka, lost his bid to clinch the ticket for the governor’s seat. Senator Musila lost to Governor Julius Malombe, who garnered 88,382 votes while Mr Musila got 74,308 in the contest in which tallying of votes took more than 50 hours to conclude as the candidates disagreed on the results. – Daily Nation.

 

 

HON. WAITITU - A MAN OF NINE LIFES

This Waititu! I want to know what Church he goes to niende huko pia mimi. I want to know his God coz that God is working for him. Dude vies for councillor and loses, winner dies, he vies again and wins. Vies for Embakassi MP and loses, winner dies he vies again and wins. Vies for Governor (a guy that lost MCA, remember) loses. Unfortunately for him Kidero refuses to die. But wait... An MP dies in Kiambu... He runs there and vies... Wins!!! Decides, you know what, I could try Governor here. And alas.... Now look at him... King of the hill... All hail Baba Yao. - By Joseph Ngugi

 

 

If you know what these people are doing,

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Mbita MP’s house burnt day after winning ODM primaries

Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo’s home was burnt down just a day after she won the ODM nominations. The house at Urianda village, Lambwe ward in Mbita constituency, was burnt down by unknown people last evening in what the MP attributed to protests by her opponents after she won the primaries. A mob is said to have torched the only house in the compound, destroying household items. Ms Odhiambo claimed that the attack had been intended to eliminate her because of her victory in the ODM primaries. – The Standard

 

 

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D-Day for Nasa as coalition set to announce its flagbearer


Nasa will on ~Thursday unveil a line-up which comprises the presidential candidate, his deputy and posts of premier cabinet secretary and his two deputies. The negotiated agreement seen by the Nation reveals that the coalition’s presidential candidate, once elected into office, will delegate the day-to-day running of the government to the holder of the powerful office of the premier cabinet secretary who will also be in charge of the state department of Internal Security and administration of the national government. One of the two deputy premier cabinet secretaries will be in charge of the state department of Public Service and the Foreign Affairs ministry while the other will oversee the state department of Devolution and the Treasury. The five principals – Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetang’ula and Isaac Ruto – spent the better part of Tuesday and yesterday tying up loose ends to the agreement at an undisclosed location within Nairobi. Close aides to some of the principals said Wednesday’s meeting started at around 10 am and dragged on until evening.


It was not until early Wednesday afternoon that the five agreed on the presidential candidate, the running mate and the offices to be occupied by the remaining three principals. The power-sharing agreement recognises that whoever is picked as the presidential candidate will only be first among equals and will involve his co-principals in the formation of the Nasa government in the event that they trounce Jubilee during the August 8 election. The agreement states that if elected to office, the president shall not make any decision without agreeing with co-principals, beginning with the formation of government. All executive positions will be shared, with the president getting less portfolio appointments, the agreement further states. In forming the new government, the president and his co-principals will ensure that they conform to the Constitution which requires that the national executive reflects regional and ethnic diversity of Kenyans.

ORGANISE CABINET
The presidential candidate, if elected to office, will rely on the law which sets out his functions and powers and confers on him the discretion to establish, structure and organise the Cabinet. “Upon formation of government, the president shall delegate the running of government to the premier cabinet secretary in accordance and as provided for in the Constitution which requires the president to exercise executive authority with the assistance of the deputy president and cabinet secretaries,” it states. Speaking at Uhuru Park, the venue of Thursday’s rally, three of the five co-chairmen of the Nasa Coordinating Committee said the rally will change Kenya’s history. – Daily Nation.

 

 


Bishop Wanjiru spends night in custody over nomination fracas


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – Jubilee Candidate for the Nairobi gubernatorial race Bishop Margaret Wanjiru will spend the night at the Pangani Police Station after she was arrested for causing violence at City Park polling station. Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome says Wanjiru stormed the centre together with her supporters and destroyed ballot papers which had already been cast during Wednesday’s nomination. Koome said the former legislator will be charged in court with incitement to violence charges. “She was arrested after causing violence,” Koome told Capital FM News of the 5.30pm incident. Wanjiru is facing off with Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth for the coveted party ticket. - Koome said the former legislator will be charged in court with incitement to violence charges. “She was arrested after causing violence,” Koome told Capital FM News of the 5.30pm incident. Wanjiru is facing off with Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth for the coveted party ticket. – CapitalFM

 

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Former Interior CS Joseph Ole Lenku wins Kajiado Jubilee gubernatorial ticket

Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku has been nominated as the Jubilee gubernatorial candidate for Kajiado County. The candidates who were competing for the ticket are Tarayia ole Kores, Moses Parantai, George King'ori and Joseph Ole Lenku. Lenku will now face the incumbent Dr David Nkedianye of the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) who was given a direct nomination. In Kajiado North constituency, all polling stations opened as early as 9am but many voters did not vote by the end of the exercise. The same scenario was also witnessed in Kiserian, Kajiado West constituency, where many voters were locked out before the end of voting. In Kajiado Central, a polling station in Namanga was shut down due to lack of enough ballot papers.

 VOTING IN MURANGA COUNTY

Muranga Women Representative Ms Sabina Wanjiru Chege casting her vote at Kinyona Primary School

Muranga. Her moto is "maitu ndachinjagio"  meaning you cannot change your mother.

 

Barclays boss sounds Brexit talent warning

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley has said access to talented workers after Brexit is "tremendously important" for the UK's financial sector. He suggested that immigration, rather than trade, would be the biggest issue for the City of London after the UK leaves the European Union. Banks are increasingly becoming technology companies and so they need the best engineers, Mr Staley said. Keeping that talent should be the government's top priority, he added. Mr Staley told the BBC: "Making sure we have access to the best and brightest of talent around the world coming to London... is perhaps the most important thing for the financial industry, perhaps even more important than passporting." So-called passporting rights allow banks to serve clients across the EU without the need for licences in individual countries. They are considered by some to be vital to London's position as a financial hub. However, Mr Staley, who was speaking at a Brexit event in London, said the strength of the City came from the "intellectual capital" of its workers. The Barclays boss also described Google's decision to expand its London presence as potentially "the most important economic announcement post-Brexit". He said banks would benefit from the calibre of workers that Google attracts after it made London its second most important development hub outside of San Francisco.

 

 

DOUBLE TRAGEDY FOR PASTOR RUTH MWIRIGI

We are sad to announce the death of Mr Peter Irungu Wanjohi (3rd from left escording Ruth on her wedding) father to Pastor Ruth Mwirigi and Pastor Joel Mwirigi of Slough, UK (centre), who died together with his son, Evans Nduati (Pastor's younger brother far right) in a tragic car accident near Kenol, Murang'a County on 25/April 2017). He is seen here during Pastor's weddig in 1998 at Ealing in West London. Prayers commence today at Pastor's house, 70 Long Readings Lane, Slough, SL2 1PZ. Contact-Pastor Joel Mwirigi 07868654322.

 

 

Sonko to vie independently if he fails to clinch Jubilee ticket

 

 

A KENYAN LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN NOTTINGHAM, UK

THE LATE HANNAH WANJA GITAU OF GITHUNGURI, KIAMBU, KENYA

It is with humble acceptance of God's will, that we announce the death of Hannah Wanja Gitau of Nottingham. She was the daughter to the late Grace Wangui (Mukúi), a mother to Michael Gitau (Githunguri), a sister to the late Wilfred Kaburunje (Githunguri), Mary Gitau, (Mathy, Leicester), the late James Karinga, Susan Wangari, Jane Wakonyo and Robinson Kariuki (Githunguri). She was an auntie to Grace Gitau (Luton), Lucy Njiru and Susan Mbugua (Nottingham), Alice Mukiri (London) and Mary Kibaara (Bedford). A grandmother to Kanda and Jeff (Nottingham), Susan Wanja and Koce (London), amongst others. We kindly request you to join us for prayer meetings and arrangements of repatriating her body to Kenya for burial. The meetings will start on Sunday 23/04/17 starting from 6pm at:- 115 Andover Road, Bestwood, Nottingham. NG5 5FD. (Mama Peter's hse). Your prayers, presence, moral and financial support will be highly appreciated. Please feel free to deposit your contributions into the account below, with your name as Ref. No.; in case you won't be able to come in person:- Acc. Name:- Ken Kanda, Acc. No.:- 38492504, sort code:- 56-00-61.(Natwest Bank). You can contact some family members on: 07958197627 (Mathy), 07856066697 (Lucy) and 07861712742(Cina).

 

 

Kenya’s High Commissioner H.E. Lazarus Amayo Honoured with 2017 Diplomat of the

Year from Africa during the 2017 Tata Diplomat of the Year Awards in London



The Tata Diplomat of the Year Awards 2017 ceremony was last night in London where H.E. Lazarus O. Amayo, the High Commissioner for Kenya to the United Kingdom was awarded the 2017 Diplomat of the Year from Africa. The event, which is organized annually by the DIPLOMAT Magazine was attended by Ambassadors and High Commissioners from over 95 countries and diplomats from over 120 countries. The award that is in its ninth year recognizes the outstanding work and achievements of London’s diplomatic community, who are trying to better their nations’ well-being. DIPLOMAT magazine identified ten categories that recognize different levels of diplomacy, and winners were nominated by their peers.

The sponsors of the event included Tata Ltd, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, International Diplomatic Supplies, Cleave and Co., Stirling University and Loughborough University’s Academy of Diplomacy & Governance.

While receiving the award, the High Commissioner thanked Madam Venetia de Blocq van Kuffeler, Editor of Diplomat Magazine and the team at Diplomat Magazine for creating a Forum which recognizes and honors the work of the Diplomatic community. He noted that the forum helps in promoting relations and providing networking opportunities for the large and diverse Diplomatic community and Key Stakeholders in the United Kingdom.

“I am, therefore, very pleased and honored to be the recipient of ‘2017 Diplomat of the Year from Africa Award’. I accept it with humility and value it a lot” he said.

Ambassador Amayo added that other African Ambassadors and High Commissioners could have also been nominated for the award, but his colleagues chose to give him the honour. He, therefore, took the opportunity to thank them for the vote and recognition of his humble contributions. He also thanked his team of dedicated diplomats and staff at the Kenya High Commission for the invaluable.

 

H.E. Lazarus O. Amayo, the High Commissioner receiving the Award

 

The High Commissioner further appreciated distinguished sponsors as well as congratulated other recipients of the awards.

The Following is the List of The 2017 Tata Diplomat Of The Year Award Winners:


2017 Diplomat of the Year from the Middle East
His Excellency Mr. Nasser Kamel, Ambassador of Egypt

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Africa
His Excellency Mr. Lazarus O. Amayo, High Commissioner for Kenya

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Asia
H.E. Major General (Rtd) Dato Haji Aminuddin Ihsan Bin Pehin Dato Haji Abidin, High Commissioner for Brunei

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Eurasia
Her Excellency Mrs. Tamar Beruchashvili, Ambassador of Georgia

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Europe
His Excellency Mr. Lubomír Rehák, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic

2017 Diplomat of the Year from North America & the Caribbean
His Excellency Mr. Acisclo Valladares Molina, Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Central & South America
His Excellency Dr. Néstor Osorio, Ambassador of Colombia

2017 Contribution to a Better Cultural Understanding among Nations Accredited to the Court of St James’s
EUNIC (the European Union National Institutes of Culture)

2017 Young Diplomat of the Year
Mahvash Siddiqui, Environment, Science, Technology and Health Officer at the US Embassy

2017 Distinguished Contribution to Diplomacy in London
His Excellency Euripides L. Evriviades, High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus

 

 

HIGH COMMISSIONER AWARDED DIPLOMAT OF

THE YEAR FROM AFRICA AWARD

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The US firm Coca-Cola has said it will cut about 1,200 jobs due to falling demand for its fizzy drinks

 

 

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Hello guys is there anyone knew a lady called Joy Zambezi. she got papers Refuge action is looking for her they said if they can't find her they are going to send her papers back to immigration .Pliz can you Pass the message to other Groups or on Facebook.

 

 

Dr Joyce Laboso has been declared the winner of the Bomet governorship ticket in the

Jubilee Party nominations. After a final tally, Dr Laboso garnered 115,289 votes

to beat her closet rival, Dr Julius Kones who got 72,546 votes.

 

 

Jubilee Nominations - Kiambu: Aspirants

accuse Moses Kuria of causing chaos

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UK Government borrowing has dropped to its lowest level since the eve of the 2008 financial crisis, The Times writes...

 

 

600 pound Life S03E01 Ambers Story – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Waiguru clinches Kirinyaga Jubilee ticket for governor


Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has clinched the Kirinyaga Jubilee Party governorship ticket with 100,632 votes. Her close rival, Kirinyaga Central MP Joseph Gitari Gachoki garnered 46,678 votes. Her win brings to two the number of women who have sailed through the nominations to fight it out for the governorship. All signs had indicated that Ms Waiguru would emerge victor after a tally of three of the four constituencies — Ndia, Gichugu and Kirinyaga Central — showed she was leading with 58,984 votes followed Mr Gitari who had garnered 38,734 while incumbent Governor Joseph Ndathi only managed 11,556. Former KRA boss Eliud Wanjau received 3,036 votes. The shock candidate was Mr Gitari as he had barely campaigned for the gubernatorial post and had not even named a running mate, yet he gave Ms Waiguru a run for her money and defeated Mr Ndathi, who has spent immense resources in the campaign. Mr Gitari’s biggest leap came from his Kirinyaga Central constituency where he garnered more than 29,669. Governor Ndathi blamed a shambolic process for his defeat. “Although I lost, I lost with my people but Jubilee can have its way and us the minority, can have our say,” said Governor Ndathi. He said he would give direction on his political future this week. Residents in the county also kicked out all MPs and two-thirds of MCAs in an electoral clean-up not seen in decades. – Daily Nation.

 

Ken (Ngash) former UK resident and his brother Bonny from

Leicester, UK have lost their mother back in Kenya


Ken (Ngash) former UK resident and his brother Bonny from Leicester, UK have lost their mother back in Kenya. The late Mrs Jane Wanjiku Mwaura, passed on Sunday 23rd April 2017. Family and friends are meeting at his residence in Leicester, 106 Keightly Road, LE 3 9LL for prayers from 6pm. For those willing to support the family bank details, Mr. B Mwaura, TSB. Sort-77-15-01 Account 61415563. She will b laid to rest on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at Kimuri Church of the Torch Thogoto at 10am.Thereafter burial at Alliance Cemetery. For more info contact-: 07737586287. May the good Lord rest ha soul in eternal peace. Amen

 

Indian doctors defend 500kg Egyptian's weight loss amid row

Indian doctors on Tuesday angrily rejected claims that they had lied about the amount of weight an Egyptian once believed to be the world's heaviest woman had lost following surgery. The sister of Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty alleged that her sibling, who previously weighed 500 kilogrammes (1,100 pounds), had not shed half her weight as specialists at a Mumbai hospital had claimed. "Today Eman weighs 171 kilos," Muffazal Lakdawala, the doctor leading Abd El Aty's treatment, told AFP, adding that the claim made by her sister Shaimaa Selim in a social media video post was "complete hogwash". - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

 

HERI HOMES TEAM FROM KENYA ARE CURRENTLY IN AUSTRALIA

Heri Homes CEO Mr. Kimani Kimotho addressing guests in Australia


You want to buy a house in Kenya without stress? Heri Homes can help you to access the housing ladder by offering the best options. The team is currently in Australia before coming to UK. The team is in Adelaide from Tuesday 25th April, 2017 to Thursday 27th April 2017. They will be in Sydney from Friday 28th April to Sunday 30th April and they will be in Melbourne as from Monday 1st May, 2017. You can contact them through their Whatsapp +254 722257658. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


 

 

 

WHAT CAUSED DR. NJERI DEATH?

The late Dr. Phyllis Njeri Muigai a former UK resident passed away on Monday 17th April, 2017 after falling in their bathroom in Nairobi. She was a Senior Psychiatrist Dr. at Mathari Hospital, Nairobi. Daughter of Lillian Wangari Muigai of Roasters Restaurant along Nairobi Thika Superhighway. Sister to DJ George Muigai. Dr. According to various media reports, the siblings’ sister was found lying unconscious by her mum on the bathroom floor before she was rushed to a Nairobi hospital where she was sadly pronounced dead upon arrival. At the time her passing was announced, it was unclear what led to her death but we have come to learn that it was caused by a fall. A source close to the family revealed that the doctor slipped and fell in the bathroom which is a common site for slip and fall injuries. When she slipped in the bathroom she hit her head on either the toilet or the bathtub and unfortunately suffered a severe head injury and passed out, and then the mum found her and rushed her to hospital. Sadly, she passed on and the 8 month baby she was pregnant with also did not make it.Funeral arrangements are underway and people are meeting at the mum’s Ridgeways residence ahead of the burial set for next week. Our condolences to the family as they go through this trying time, our thoughts and prayers are with you. For more information please contact Lillian on +254 722520649.

 

 

Court extends nominations deadline to May 1

Justice Weldon Korir certified the NGO's application as urgent.

The High Court in Malindi has extended the duration for political parties to carry out nominations following an application by Non-Government Organization. The court allowed parties up to May 1 to conduct their primaries pending hearing of the application filed by Angaza Empowerment Network. “It is directed that all political parties are at liberty to continue with their primaries up to and including May 1 pending the hearing of the application,” said Justice Weldon Korir. Angaza Empowerment Network filed the application, only a day after the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) declined to push the deadline from Wednesday. On Sunday, the electoral agency had directed political parties to comply with timelines that require completion of primaries by April 26, after some parties requested for a review of the timeline. Monday morning, the lobby group through the law firm Mbugua, Atudo and Macharia advocates, lodged the case before Justice Korir who certified the application as urgent. – The Standard

 

The Giant Bank Equity Team continues with their UK visit


Equity Bank representatives in partnership with Optiven Group are currently in the UK

A large number of Kenyans are flocking in for Equity Bank Services

Many old customers are also reactiviting their old account to catch up their new technology

With the Equity Bank Mobile App. you can manage your account worldwide


Theme: Partner with Equity Bank to realize your Investments dreams in Kenya. Winfred and Godfrey will be at The Holiday Inn Express Oxford - Kassam Stadium Grenoble Road , Oxford OX4 4XP between 24th & 25th April 2017 from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. ready to meet up with you on one on one.

Equity Bank Team will be together with Optiven team in all of their UK venues
See you there!
Contact Information:
Winfred +447466823162
Whatsapp +254722 635368

Godfrey +447440679265
WhatsApp +254763 026637.

 

 

 

 

 

Safaricom experiences countrywide network outage


NAIROBI, KENYA: Network service provider Safaricom Monday experienced more than one hour of outage that affected voice calls, data, M-Pesa and Enterprise services. Subscribers were caught unawares by the unusual outage that affected operations, including businesses that significantly rely on the internet. The service provider attributed the network outage to a technical hitch. In a statement to media houses, the country’s largest telecom services provider said it has identified the problem and working with engineers to restore services. "We have identified the root cause of the outage and are working to resolve this in the shortest time possible. In the meantime, Voice, Data, SMS, M-PESA and Enterprise services will be available intermittently until the issue is fully resolved," said Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore. "We will continue to update customers on the progress to restore services. We apologize for any inconvenience caused." Safaricom’s outage problem began at 9.30 am on Monday and it sent many Kenyans online to express different views. – The Standard

 

 

 

STIMA INVESTMENT TEAM ARE IN AUSTRALIA

One of the Best Investment Vehicle STIMA INVESTMENT are in Australia. You can contact

through Morris Njagi- +61893251455 or Chris Muhanji- +254 722 660375 both on Whatsapp.

 

 

Wangamba Ndario (UK and Betty Gachao (UK) have lost their father Chief Gachau in Kenya

The late Jim Gachau Ndaria 1945 - 2017


It is with the humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing away of our dear father the late Mr. Jim G. Ndario of Karangi Village, Githumu sub-location, Muranga, Kenya. He passed away on Saturday 22/04/2017 after a short illness. He was father of Wangamba Ndario (UK), Anthony Gachao (USA), Molly Macharia, Aida Wambui, Betty Gachao (UK), Michael Ndario, John Mburu, Rose Mwihaki, Abrahim Mwangi, Titus Macharia, Dennis Kihara, Isaac Kigiiri, Charles Maina, Christine Njeri, Samuel Ndario and grandfather to many grandchildren. Family and friends are meeting for prayers and funeral arrangements at 68 Tenby Drive, Luton LU4 9BN and in 114 Lessingham Avenue, Tooting, London, SW17 8NF, For more information please contact, Wangamba on 07960 740 238, Rispha Ndario 0798 4436 844, Stephen 07960 483 091 and Mercy 07985 164 922. For those wishing to help financially you can do so through Barclays Bank: N. Gachao. Account No. – 73160742 and Sort Code – 20-53-33. Use your name as reference. The burial takes place on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017.

 

 

HERI HOMES TEAM IS IN AUSTRALIA


Heri homes in Australia, led by the powerful CEO Kimani Kimotho ,watch out Australia, for the only company that delivers projects in stipulated time!! Heri Homes CEO Whatsapp no. is +254 722257658. Next stop is UK in all major cities!! New customers will have a family package to Maasai Mara for the first 10 customers to buy a house with Heri Homes as from 25th April, 2017.

 

 

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

Daniel 3:27

 

Knowing you’ve truly forgiven someone

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

 

 

Our guest singer today is St. Joseph Catholic Church Choir - South Horr Samburu - CLICK HERE

 

 

Get your Funeral Insurance from ABC Bank Kenya

It costs you less than £100 a year.

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

OUR FIRST DAY TOUR WAS IN THE SEA OF GALILEE

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

 

12 facts about the Sea of Galilee

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF SEA OF GALILEE

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

Philippians 2:7

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

The Queen meets baby elephant named Elizabeth


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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

POSING NEXT TO THE TREE THAT ZACHEOUS CLIMBED TO SEE JESUS

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

 

 

 

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

DAY 1A - MONDAY 20TH MARCH: When going to Israel from UK we had to check in at Heathrow Airport 3 hours before departure. We all met at Heathrow Terminal 4 on 20th March at 11.00 a.m. The security check is done by Israel Secret Service (Mossad) where they interview everyone individually before allowing you to proceed to check-in. The flight departed on time for the 4 hours flight arriving in Tel Aviv at 21.00 hours. More later.

 

POSING AT RIVER JORDAN BEFORE HEADING TO THE RIVER FOR BAPTISM

From left is Mrs. Jane Muigai, Veronicah Macharia and Cucu Dee

From left is Catherine Karoki, Mrs. Mbaki and Salome Collins

 

 

 

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP

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

 

 

 

JACKSON AND SHARON CLOCK LENANA PEAK OF MT. KENYA

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

 

 

KENYA IN THE PARK TEAM VISITS THE HIGH COMMISSIONER

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

BISHOP SAMUEL MUYA IS IN UK

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

SEVERAL KENYANS FROM UK RENEWS THEIR BAPTISM IN RIVER JORDAN

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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


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


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


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

8. 200 metres from Nakumatt Kitisuru on the same road

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

 

 

 

 

 

PRE-WEDDING AND WEDDING INVITATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO YOU WANT TO SEEK IMMIGRATION ADVICE ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A UK VISA?

DO YOU WANT TO VISIT THE UK AND SEEK IMMIGRATION ADVICE ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A VISA.

CONTACT MS OKINDA WHO IS CURRENTLY IN KENYA OFFERING UK IMMIGRATION ADVICE AND

 ASSISTANCE WITH VISA APPLICATIONS FOR A LIMITED TIME. CONTACT +254 799148541 AND WHATSAPP  +44 7729 898851.

MEET ELIZABETH - A KENYAN SOLICITOR BASED IN LONDON

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



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

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


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

Blog : https://lizokinda.blog/
LinkedIn: Liz Okinda, Twitter: @lizokinda, Mobile: 07729898851.
Company website: www.kgia.co.uk E-mail: eo@kgiasolicitors.co.uk and Office: 0203 290 4068.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A KENYAN HAIR DRESSER MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN LONDON

A Kenyan lady in London is a making a big impact in the community after opening modern Hair Studio (Salon) in Barking, London. Mrs. Beth Kungu and her daughter launched their new premises last year. Betty's Unisex Hair Studio is located at Unit 37, Barking Mall, Vicarange Field Shopping Centre, IG11 8DH opposite Barking Train Station. Beth who has many years of experience even before coming to the UK is the official hair stylist for Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe among other dignitaries. Beth has taken time to qualify with hair dressing with several certificates in UK. Her studio specialises in Stylist do African, Asian and Caucasian (European), Nail technician and Make-up artist. They also sell X-pression, Kenyan hair, crochet braids and many more. You need to book an appointment for the services. All buses going Barking will drop you at the Studio which is 3 minutes away from Train Station. She is also offering some refreshments in case you wake up late for the appointment - drinks, tea and coffee are on the menu. She is also on digital platform - Tel: 07735389332, 07865939152, Facebook Betty's Unisex hair Studio, Twitter @BUHS and Instagram styledbysandrine.

 

MEET JANE WANJIRU FROM

URITHI HOUSING COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.

NICE AND AFFORDABLE PROPERTIES

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

3) RONGAI NAIROBI  HOUSES - KSHS. 4.2 MILLION

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

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

 

4) GEM WITEITHIE PHASE 2 - 2 BEDROOM HOUSES - KSHS. 1.95 MILLION

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

5) Panorama Gardens along Gatanga Road Plots for Sale

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

6) YUKOS GARDENS, KITENGELA PLOTS

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

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

CO-OPERATIVE BANK CAN GIVE YOU A LOAN AT 10 PER CENT INTEREST IF YOU ARE IN THE DIASPORA

Contact Julieanne Onsando, Relationship Manager, Diaspora Banking, Retail Banking Department.
Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609
Email 1: 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

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

MR. SEED MEETING WITH CO-OPERATIVE BANK DIASPORA TEAM

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

During my recent visit to Kenya, I met the Co-operative Bank Diaspora Team where the team explained to me the wide range of products which they have tailored for Kenyans in the Diaspora. The bank is now offering the best loans at 10 per cent to Kenyans in the Diaspora. They are currently offering the Mortgage product for Purchase of property, Construction and Equity Release where you give them a developed property as a collateral for funds to undertake another project. You can email them or WhatsApp the team for more information including account opening. Alternatively you can contact Mr. Seed on 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.

 

 

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


RECORD PROPERTY SALES IN THE DIASPORA

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

KIKUYU ROAD PROJECT PHANE 1
Current house price is Kshs. 4.5 million, in the next 2- 3 weeks price expected to be 5.2 m.
Structures complete and interior finishings ongoing. HANDOVER CEREMONY soon.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

UK outreach church has moved to memorial community church, Plaistow

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

 

 
 

 

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