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Happy moment as a Couple In Nottingham Wins a Wedding

and Honeymoon Package at Giraffe Ark Game Lodge

May 28, 2017 - Kelvin Githuka Kihiu

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


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


 

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


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

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

 

 

 

 

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


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

 

Kenyan woman sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Malaysia

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

 

 

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IEBC clears 8 presidential candidates for August elections

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Zookeeper killed by tiger in enclosure at Hamerton Zoo Park


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

 

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

 

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

Golden Buzzers

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


Semi-finalists

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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A Whispers from London  (You never know of tomorrow)

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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PRESIDENT UHURU TO PRESENT HIS PAPERS TO IEBC


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

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


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


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

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Clear indicators show who will be

Kenya's president come August

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

BA passengers 'trying not to cry' over cancelled flights

 


British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow

British Airways resumes some flights but delays are expected


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


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


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


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

 

EU flight delay rights


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


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

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

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

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

 

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British Airways: All flights cancelled amid IT crash


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

 

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PRESIDENT UHURU MEETING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN ITALY

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

President Trump greeting President Uhuru and his wife

 

The two president wives shaking hands before a group photo

 

 

Kenyan jailed in UK for stealing granny’s Sh6 million
 

KISELLA HILLMAN

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

5 Kenyans, 67 Somalis deported from US over immigration issues


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

Seven Kenyans deported from United

States due to various different offences

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Kenya Airways launches cargo express centre at JKIA


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

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


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

 

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Kenyan Parents

Hizo Vikombe Ni Za Wageni

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

 

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

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IT WAS A BUSY SCHEDULE FOR PRESIDENT UHURU IN UK

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

 

 

MISSING KENYAN STUDENT IN UK


PRINCE MWENDWA KILONZO KILPC1503



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

 


Republic of Ireland here we come

We are taking Banks and Property Developers from Kenya to the Republic of Ireland this year.

For more information please contact Mr. Seed on +44 7951220695.

 

 

£349 FROM LONDON TO NAIROBI WITH ROYAL AIR MAROC

Royal Air Maroc, the Moroccan national airline is now flying to Nairobi, Kenya through Casablanca, Morocco with a low price of £349 return ticket. The airline is flying 3 days in a week. The airline, naturally African, aims to placing Africa at the centre of the world. The airline prides itself with the slogan or Royal Air Maroc, where Africa begins. A major player in air transport, Royal Air Maroc has given Mr. Seed and his wife an open air ticket to Nairobi from London to experience a high level of service. The airline is giving out tickets through a Raffle to be run in June and July this year where winners will be announced at the Great Kenyan Day - Kenya and Friends in the Park on 29th July 2019 at Plaistow Park, E13 0AS as from 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Over 10,000 visitors are expected at the venue and Royal Air Marc will be participating.

Mr. Seed (2nd left) with Royal Air Maroc team in their offices in Central London on Thursday 25th May 2017. Far left is Mr. Achraf El Hassani, General Manager UK and Ireland and MaryseBergel (3rd from left) the Sales Manager who have worked with the Airline for the last 44 years. Mr. Danny Lutaaya (2nd from far right ) joined the team. For more information please visit www.royalairmaroc.com or you can make your booking through 0207 3075840.

 

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

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

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

Am looking forward to this great Prayer Event

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29th July, 2017 

KENYA AND FRIENDS IN THE PARK

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

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

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

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

Last time, all food was sold by the afternoon.

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

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

 

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

 

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

OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT WITH CO-OPERATIVE BANK WHERE

THEY ARE PROVIDING LOAN AT 10 PER CENT


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

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

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

POSITION

STAFF 

 EMAIL

MOBILE NUMBER

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

JAMES MURINGIH 

 muchirij@co-opbank.co.ke

+254 708 345 355

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

JULIEANNE ONSANDO   

 jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke

+254 722 343 097

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

FRANCIS MANYONJE 

 fmanyonje@co-opbank.co.ke

+254 720 360 405

HEAD, DIASPORA BANKING

MILKA WACHIRA   

 mmwachira@co-opbank.co.ke

+254 722 451 885

 

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


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

 

KQ makes Sh897 million

operating profit, full year results

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Judges throw out Donald Trump’s revised travel ban


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

 

 

Chinese Couples Stage Mass Wedding at SGR Nairobi Terminus


It was happy ending to the construction of the Mombasa – Nairobi SGR railway on Saturday, when

4 Chinese couples working on the project exchanged vows at the new Nairobi terminus.


Their Kenyan colleagues gathered to witness the unique ceremony, which they described as unusually brief. “Our Chinese counterparts will never cease to amaze. The wedding ceremony was astonishingly brief but colorful,” Chris Musyoki told Xinhua. The wedding was conducted according to Chinese traditions. It started with the grooms kneeling down and presenting flowers to their brides. The couples were then declared as man and wife, after which they uncorked champagne and gave short speeches as in a typical modern Chinese wedding. Guests were later treated to a luncheon at SGR Camp. The date of the wedding, May 20, was both symbolically chosen for its similar pronunciation to “I love you” in Chinese, and to mark the coming commissioning of the railway. “I met my future wife three years ago during a train ride in Hunan Province back home in China after which we exchanged numbers. That brief meeting and my bravery has now resulted into us tying the nuptials today,” Li Bosheng, 26, a public relations officer with CRBC, told Xinhua. “My wife Jiao Yang is a graduate student in China and we will travel back home after the commissioning of the railway,” he noted. Another groom, Wang Xiaoyu, works as a technical supervisor at the Nairobi Terminus. His new wife Zhang Weiping also works for CRBC as an accountant. They associated their love and marriage to the new railway. “We met here in Kenya and got married in this beautiful country. Kenya will always remain etched in our minds wherever we shall be. It is a country we cherish and whose people are very hospitable,” they said. The new railway line will be commissioned on May 31st by President Uhuru Kenyatta. - -nairobiwire.com
 

 

Kenya's First Lady participates in Kigali Peace marathon in Rwanda - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 


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


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

 

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

 

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Moroccan Airline comes up with the Lowest Price Ever

Now flying from London to Nairobi via Casablanca

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Why you must get a piece of Victory Gardens phase 3

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GREETINGS FROM KENYA

Greetings from Kenya where I have been visiting for the last 13 days. I was invited by Heri Homes to witnesses the handing over of 60 units two-bedroom apartments along Kikuyu Road in Nairobi. The colourful ceremony took place on Saturday 13th May 2017. Hundreds of the invited guests as well as developers attended the ceremony to witness the handover ceremony where the owners were given their keys and Lease Certificate for their apartments. 18 customers from the diaspora were among the beneficiary of this project where the rent is going between KShs. 35,000 to KShs. 40,000 per month. The beneficiaries bought the apartments 18 months ago at the price of KShs. 2.6 million and the price has shot up to KShs. 5.2 million after completion. Many of those interviews by Mr. Seed said that it was their dream come true. An elderly lady Jencinta from UK who attended the ceremony was one of the beneficiaries. Heri Homes team who are coming to the UK for the Kenyan in the Park day on 29th July 2017 have three projects in the area. Kikuyu Road Heights one which was handed over on 13th May, Kikuyu Heights II which is half way done by all sold out and Kikuyu Road III which is half way sold. All the three projects are 400 metres from each other. Heri Homes will be hold a dinner for it's customers in UK in July this year where the CEO Mr. Kimani Kimotho will be attending. For more information please contact  Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes on +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

Mr. Seed (4th from left) joins Heri Homes Management team and some of the beneficiaries of Kikuyu Road I Apartments to cut the cake to mark the official opening and on right is Jecinta from UK receiving her Lease Certificate from Heri Homes CEO Mr. Kimani Kimotho (far right)

 

The beautiful Kikuyu Road I Apartments where the price was KShs. 2.6 million and now going for KShs. 5.2 million 18 months down the line

 

 

 

Citi bank wins Lifetime Achievement Award

at this year’s African Banker Awards


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

 

This is recognition to the outstanding contribution to African banking that Citi as an organisation has done since it has started operating in Africa and in shaping some of Africa's leading bankers, many of who have led the growing number of African financial institutions across the continent. Waheed A. Olagunju, the acting CEO and Managing Director of Bank of Industry was honoured with this year's African Banker Icon award, which recognizes a banking career that spans over two decades. Senegal’s Amadou Ba won the Finance Minister of the year award. He has managed to successfully steer the Senegalese economy which is today one of the best performing ones in Africa. Only last week, Senegal issued a Eurobond that was seven times oversubscribed. The 'African Central Bank Governor of the Year' accolade was awarded to Mauritius' Rameswurlall Basant Roi. Mauritius today is one of Africa’s leading financial capitals and this is largely the work of the Governor. Its financial services sector is one of the strongest in Africa and it has thriving capital markets.

Commenting on the ceremony, Omar Ben Yedder, Publisher of African Banker, commented on the breadth of winners as well as the important banks and financial institutions have in driving growth and development: “This year’s entries in the financial inclusion and innovation categories were particularly encouraging. Financial inclusion is possibly the single most important priority so that we can mobilise funds and make this capital to work effectively. Banks are at the centre at this and rising to the challenge.”

This is the first time the African Banker Awards take place in India, more precisely in Ahmedabad, the capital of the state of Gujarat. As a shareholder in the African Development Bank, the Indian government offered to host this year’s Annual Meetings aiming to strengthen its long-standing relationship with Africa.

The eleventh edition of the African Banker Awards, hosted by African Banker magazine took place at the Hyatt Regency. The awards which are held under the high patronage of the African Development Bank are sponsored by the African Guarantee Fund as Gold Sponsor and the Bank of Industry as Silver Sponsor. Other sponsors include the African Trade Insurance Agency and the Trade Development Bank.

 

Omar Ben Yedder, publisher of African Banker, handing the African Bank of the

Year Award to Ololade Fadoju, Deputy Manager at GT Bank

 

THE 2017 AFRICAN BANKER AWARD WINNERS

Banker of the Year
Dr Benedict Okey Oramah, President, Afreximbank

Bank of the Year
GT Bank Group

Minister of Finance of the Year
Amadou Ba (Senegal)

Central Bank Governor of the Year
Rameswurlall Basant Roi (Mauritius)

Best Retail Bank
Equity Bank (Kenya)

Investment Bank of the Year
Rand Merchant Bank (South Africa)

Award for Financial Inclusion
Caisse Centrale de Garantie (Morocco)

CSR
Groupe Crédit Agricole (Morocco)

Innovation
Ecobank - MasterCard

Deal of the Year – Equity
OGP sale to Helios (Argentil)

Deal of the Year – Debt
Helios Towers, $600m debut High Yield Offering (Standard Bank)

Infrastructure Deal of the Year
AFC and Harith Asset Merger (Africa Finance Corporation)

African Banker Icon
Waheed A. Olagunju, Bank of Industry

Lifetime Achievement Award
Citi

Best Regional Bank in North Africa
Attijariwafa Bank

Best Regional Bank in West Africa
Orabank

Best Regional Bank in Central Africa
Trust Merchant Bank

Best Regional Bank in East Africa
KCB Bank

Best Regional Bank in Southern Africa
Mauritius Commercial Bank


Blow to Wetang’ula after his brother, key campaigners join Jubilee

 

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THE GOVERNMENT ACKNOWLEDGES THE CONTRIBUTION OF

THE KENYAN DIASPORA IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


On 11th May 2017, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., the President of The Republic of Kenya held a meeting with the Kenyan Diaspora representatives in The United Kingdom.  In his address, the President informed that he was looking forward to meeting with all Kenyans living in UK during the visit. However, the time which had been allocated had been taken up by another unforeseen session of the Somalia Conference and related side events. He requested the Diaspora representatives to convey his apologies to other Kenyans. -  CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY


 

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Annette Mahu of Giraffe Ark  from Kenya Coming to UK

Annette Mahu of giraffe ark will be attending a Dinner in UK at Neema Interdenominational Ministry

Nottingham on Saturday 27th may 2017 accompanied by Kenyan Gospel Artist Grace Mwai.

 

Neema interdenominational ministry would like to thank you all who have secured their dinner ticket, if you haven't

bought one please call George on 07428168406 - we got few tickets remaining, no tickets will be sold on the door,

come expecting full of fun and entertainment by Dj josh of SimbaSounds.

 

 

KRA nets Sh10bn rent income tax


The taxman has collected Sh10 billion from landlords since a law that requires them to pay taxes on earnings came into force in January last year. The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) said on Tuesday it has on board 52,000 landlords — slightly over 50 per cent of the targeted 100,000. The authority said it collects Sh400 million per month, translating to Sh4.8 billion per year. “We have partnered with other relevant government institutions such as Kenya Bureau of Statistics, Kenya Property Developers Association and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to be able get more landlords who are not in our data base. Our target is to recruit 20,000 new landlords in the financial year 2016/2017,” said KRA manager in-charge of real estate Alice Kiptoo. She spoke during a media sensitisation workshop on Rental Income and Capital Gains Tax at a Nairobi hotel. Ms Kitoo attributed low compliance among payers to complex taxation system, poor record keeping, informal operations by players and a lack of awareness about the law. Data from the KRA estimates that there are about 100,000 landlords in the country with about 80 per cent in Nairobi County. Rental income tax is the amount one pays to the government for earnings derived from the use of residential property. It was introduced by the Finance Act 2015. - nation.co.ke

 

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Drama as body buried two months ago exhumed

The casket bearing remains of Ogada Ouko being pulled out of his grave on

May 23, 2017 two months after burial over a land dispute. 

 

A body of a man buried almost two months ago on a disputed piece of land in Tieng’re, Kisumu County was on Tuesday exhumed following a directive issued by the High Court. Villagers watched in disbelief as youths hired by Gibson Onunga, who claims legal ownership of the disputed land, pulled out the casket containing remains of the late Ogada Ouko. This, however, sparked protests by a section of residents, who angered by the court’s decision, took to the streets, pelting law enforcement officers who had been called to oversee the process with stones.

 

A group of youths destroy a house after exhuming the body of Ogada Ouko on

May 23, 2017 two months after his burial over a land dispute. 

 

This prompted the officers to fire several teargas canisters to contain demonstrators. Once the coffin was placed into a waiting police lorry, a group of youths descended on a house that belonged to the deceased and brought it down. Wails and cries from the women, who witnessed the demolition, could not deter the young men from accomplishing their mission. Conflict arose in 2014 following Mr Ouko’s death. It is claimed that the deceased’s uncle had sold the piece of land to Mr Onunga at a “cheap price” in 2007.


 


 A group of youths carry a roof of a destroyed a house after exhuming the body of

Ogada Ouko on May 23, 2017 two months after his burial over a land dispute.

 

However, Mr Onunga insists he is the rightful owner of the land that was legally purchased in 1986 and transaction concluded. “In the year 2007, I was given this land by my dad. I have lived here since. At some point, there were claims that the land was bought at a throw away price and that we should give it out,” he says. “Following the deceased’s death in 2014, his clan unanimously agreed he should be buried in the controversial parcel of land, but I moved to court to challenge the decision,” he went on. “But as the case went on, the deceased relatives went ahead to bury him one and a half months ago. I therefore reported the matter to the police as well as obtained orders to exhume the body and demolish a structure that had been put up on my land.”

A woman wails as a group of youths exhumed the body of Ogada Ouko

on May 23, 2017 two months after his burial over a land dispute.

Acting Korando B sub-location Chief Kennedy Onyango said they got orders stopping burial and any construction in the land. “It is unfortunate that the burial was done notwithstanding the court order,” he said. - Daily Nation.

 

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Police name Manchester suicide bomber, PM May condemns 'sickening' attack


People hold placards as they take part in a vigil for the victims of an attack on concert goers

at Manchester Arena, in central Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017. /REUTERS


British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The suspected attacker was named as Salman Abedi, aged 22. Two US officials who have been in contact with British authorities said he was believed to have travelled to Manchester from London by train. "Our priority, along with the police counter-terrorism network and our security partners, is to continue to establish whether he was acting alone or working as part of a wider network," Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said. Police raided houses in the northern English city and arrested a 23-year-old man after Monday evening's attack, the deadliest in Britain for 12 years. Prime Minister Theresa May called it an act of "sickening cowardice" targeting "defenceless children and young people". Islamic State, now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, claimed responsibility for what it called a revenge attack against "Crusaders", but there appeared to be contradictions in its account of the operation. "All acts of terrorism are cowardly," May said in a statement outside her Downing Street office after a meeting with British security and intelligence chiefs. "But this attack stands out for its appalling sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives." She said security services were working to see if a wider group was involved in the attack, which fell less than three weeks before a national election. The election campaign has been suspended for now as a mark of respect. May spoke to US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and several other foreign leaders on Tuesday about the attack, her spokesman said. She also visited the police headquarters and a children's hospital in Manchester.

'Please retweet'

Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in the search for their loved ones who had been at the concert by Ariana Grande, a US singer who has a large number of young and teenage fans. "Please...please retweet. Looking for my daughter and her friend," Michael MacIntyre wrote on Twitter, alongside an image of his daughter Laura and her friend Eilidh. Police raided a property in the Manchester district of Fallowfield where they carried out a controlled explosion. Witnesses in another area, Whalley Range, said armed police had surrounded a newly built apartment block on a usually quiet tree-lined street. Manchester remained on high alert, with additional armed police drafted in. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said more police had been ordered onto the streets of the British capital. Monday's attack was the deadliest in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in 2005. But it will have reverberations far beyond British shores. Attacks in cities including Paris, Nice, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and London have shocked Europeans already anxious over security challenges from mass immigration and pockets of domestic Islamist radicalism. Islamic State has repeatedly called for attacks as retaliation for Western involvement in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

Stampede

Witnesses related the horror of the Manchester blast, which unleashed a stampede just as the concert ended at Europe's largest indoor arena, full to its capacity of 21,000. "We ran and people were screaming around us and pushing on the stairs to go outside and people were falling down, girls were crying, and we saw these women being treated by paramedics having open wounds on their legs ... it was just chaos," said Sebastian Diaz, 19. "It was literally just a minute after it ended, the lights came on and the bomb went off." A video posted on Twitter showed fans, many of them young, screaming and running from the venue. Dozens of parents frantically searched for their children, posting photos and pleading for information on social media. Queen Elizabeth held a minute's silence at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London. The White House said Trump had agreed with May during their telephone conversation that the attack was "particularly wanton and depraved". Macron and senior French ministers walked to the British embassy in Paris to sign the condolence book. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it "will only strengthen our resolve to...work with our British friends against those who plan and carry out such inhumane deeds". nSinger Grande, 23, said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

Contradictions

Islamic State, while claiming responsibility on its Telegram account, appeared to contradict British police's description of a suicide bomber. It suggested explosive devices were placed "in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders". "What comes next will be more severe on the worshippers of the cross," the Telegram posting said. It did not name the bomber, which it usually does in attacks it has ordered, and appeared also to contradict a posting on another Islamic State account, Amaq, which spoke of "a group of attackers". That reference, however, was later removed. London police said extra armed officers would be deployed at this weekend's soccer cup final at Wembley and rugby at Twickenham. Security would be reviewed also for smaller events. British police do not routinely carry firearms. In March, a British-born convert to Islam ploughed a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people before stabbing to death a police officer who was on the grounds of parliament. The man was shot dead at the scene. In 2015, Pakistani student Abid Naseer was convicted in a U.S. court of conspiring with al Qaeda to blow up the Arndale shopping centre in the centre of Manchester in April 2009.

 

 

 

 

KeMU closes several campuses, sacks 150 amid restructuring


Kenya Methodist University has closed some of its campuses and sacked over 150 employees


Vice Chancellor Henry Kiriamiti said in a signed letter that the institution is undertaking a "restructuring process to enhance its effectiveness and competitiveness". It attributed the move to "dynamics affecting the education sector in the entire Kenyan economy". Among the campuses closed are Kisii, Nyeri and Nakuru counties. Affected students will be taken to the Meru campus. According to a retrenchment notice, KeMU's university council resolved to let go of staff following a meeting that was held on Monday last week. The institution also postponed its 17th graduation ceremony that was to be held on July 22 to October 14. KeMU has campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Nyeri and Kisii as well as a presence in Meru town, Maua and Marimanti. - The Star

 

 

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LIVE: 22 killed in Manchester suicide bombing

(L & R) Injured being taken to safety and the centre flags at half-mast

 

Children are among the dead as police say one male suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device after the concert. Concert-goers describe scenes of panic after a "massive explosion", with nuts and bolts from the bomb littering the ground.

Here's what we know:
:: Police say 22 people have died and 59 people are injured after a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena
:: The venue was hosting an Ariana Grande concert and the "loud bang" was heard just after the gig ended
:: Police are treating the attack as terrorism and looking at whether the bomber was acting as part of a network


:: People concerned about loved ones can call 0161 856 9400 / 0161 856 9900. To report any concerns about terrorism, call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. More to follow.

 

President Trump’s Schedule for His First Foreign Trip

Friday, May 19 Departed Washington

Trump begins first foreign trip with visit to Saudi Arabia. Left,  Met with leaders of a Gulf coalition, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. President Trump (C) receives the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud medal from Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. in Royal Court in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. (Photo by: Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Image). Right, President Trump at  a welcome ceremony in Tel Aviv on Monday 21, May 1917.


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Amir Cohen/Reuters . Mr. Trump and the first lady joined the Saudi royal family for dinner.  Attended meetings with leaders from across the Muslim world.  Gave a speech about Islam.  Toured a new centre to fight radicalism. Was scheduled to participate in a conference about social media but Ivanka Trump spoke instead.
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Uhuru, India PM Modi root for affordable cancer treatment in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and CS Amina Mohamed both dressed in traditional Indian attire ahead of a dinner hosted by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Photo/PSCU

 

Uhuru Kenyatta particularly welcomed partnership in oncology and cardiology, saying the move would make the services more accessible to Kenyans. The two leaders said they will work together to transfer skills and strengthen Kenya’s capacity for specialised health services, lowering the number of those seeking treatment abroad.

They spoke on Wednesday during bilateral talks also attended by CSs Amina Mohamed (Foreign Affairs) and James Macharia (Health), at Hyderabad House, the PM's official residence in New Delhi. Modi appreciated Kenya’s support for the development of India’s health sector, citing the large numbers of Kenyans who have sought treatment in his country. Uhuru welcomed the partnership and urged pharmaceutical companies to set up manufacturing plants in Kenya to produce affordable drugs.

He cited additional market access for Kenyan goods in India, partnership in the tourism sector and direct investment by Indian companies as some of the ways that could help bridge the balance of trade that is in favour of India. The President and the Prime Minister also discussed the global war against terrorism and resolved to marshal support to eliminate the menace. They cited capacity building and sharing of intelligence as important areas of partnership. The leaders said Kenya and India would also cooperate and support each other at the multilateral level to ensure that the draft UN Convention on Combating terrorism is concluded. “There is need for a global framework to fight terrorism. We also need to share experiences and information on how to put this menace at bay,” Uhuru said. The President is in New Delhi to attend the Head of States and Government session of the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit that opens on Thursday. STAR.

 

 

Eldoret police arrest suspected ring leader of M-Pesa theft racket

"Eldoret West police boss Samuel Mutunga said he is part of a gang linked to thefts in M-Pesa shops in Machakos, Nakuru, Kakamega and Kitale." /FILE

 

A former university student has been arrested on suspicion of being the ring leader of a gang targeting M-Pesa shops in several towns. Nixon Kipkoech, who dropped out at third year, was arrested in Mwanzo Estate, Eldoret, at a house reportedly used as a hideout. Eldoret West police boss Samuel Mutunga said he is part of a gang linked to thefts in M-Pesa shops in Machakos, Nakuru, Kakamega and Kitale. He said Kipkoech had been charged in Kakamega and released on bond yet he carried on with the criminal activities. Two women said to be part of the gang escaped and are being sought by police. "They use mobile phones numbers and stolen IDs to steal cash from the shops. We have been after them," Mutunga said. He said they recovered some of the IDs and mobile phones. The arrest comes just two months after area police arrested members of another gang involved in similar thefts. CLICK FOR VIDEO.

 

 

General election 2017: Labour steps up push for pensioner vote

Labour has unveiled pledges costing £48.6bn - to be funded from extra tax revenue - in its election manifesto

Leader Jeremy Corbyn said the manifesto - including billions for schools and the NHS and an expansion of free childcare - was a "programme of hope". The income tax rate would rise to 45p for earnings above £80,000 and then to 50p in each pound earned over £123,000. It also includes the nationalisation of England's water companies and scrapping university tuition fees. Labour said all the pledges were costed, with other fundraising measures including corporation tax rises, a crackdown on tax avoidance and an "excessive pay levy" on salaries above £330,000. But the Conservatives said working families would "pay the price" for what they said were a series of unfunded spending commitments.


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Launching the proposals in Bradford, the Labour leader said "whatever your age or situation, people are under pressure, struggling to make ends meet. Our manifesto is for you." Mr. Corbyn joked about last week's leak of a draft of the proposals and then said Labour would not increase VAT or National Insurance, with income tax rises reserved for the "richest 5% of high earners".


The manifesto, the first to be announced by one of the major parties ahead of the 8 June election, also includes:
-Taking Britain's railways back into public ownership
-Moving towards a publicly owned energy system
-The "reasonable management" of immigration and no "bogus targets"
-Building 100,000 affordable homes a year
-Supporting the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system


-Offering an immediate guarantee about the status of EU nationals in the UK
-Refusing to leave the EU with no deal in place
-A review into reforming council tax and business rates, in favour of options such as a land value tax.

Mr Corbyn said he was confident that once voters could "study the issues" they would conclude: "That the few have prevailed over the many for too long.
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-Education plans: A radical bid for parents' votes
 -And that they will decide it is now time for Labour."
Paul Johnson, of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said it was "genuinely uncertain" whether increases to income tax would raise the £6.4bn Labour has earmarked, adding that they represented a "big increase" for high earners. BBC News.

 

General election 2017: Labour steps up push for pensioner vote


Jeremy Corbyn (l) has vowed to protect pensioners from Conservative "attacks" on their income as he steps up his push for older voters. Theresa May (r) arrives in Ealing to give a speech to supporters

The Labour leader claims pensioners will be £330 a year worse off under the plans set out in the Tory manifesto. Labour is promising to protect the winter fuel allowance, the "triple lock" guaranteeing annual 2.5% pension rises and other benefits. The Conservatives accused Mr Corbyn of running a "scare campaign".
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? Tory opposition to social care plans
But a spokesman said the "genuinely terrifying thing" was the prospect of Mr Corbyn in Downing Street and in charge of Brexit negotiations. "The biggest threat to every generation in this country is getting Brexit wrong. "Get Brexit wrong and we get everything wrong - from looking after our elderly to paying for our children's education." It comes as Conservative activists warned Theresa May risked losing votes among elderly people in the party's heartlands over her plan to shake-up social care. Mrs May has said the policy will protect elderly people from the fear that they will lose all their savings to pay for care. But some activists have warned it is causing anxiety among elderly voters, who fear they will not be able to pass on their homes to their children when they die. Under the Conservative plan, elderly people requiring care in their own homes would have to meet the cost - but would be allowed to keep £100,000.
The value of their homes may be included in that, but the money would not be taken from their estate until after their death. Jeremy Corbyn has spent the past two days accusing Mrs May of stirring up a "war between the generations" by playing off old against young - and of planning an "attack" on pensioners if she wins power.

He said: "Not satisfied with plunging our social care system into crisis, Theresa May's nasty party has promised more attacks on older people: scrapping the triple-lock on state pensions, removing the winter fuel allowance and asset stripping the ill by forcing those who need social care to pay for it with their homes. "Labour will protect the winter fuel allowance and triple-lock on state pensions to deliver a secure and dignified retirement for all, and spend an extra £45bn on the NHS and social care over five years, so that older people can get the care they deserve." In a campaign speech on Saturday, the Labour leader claimed his message was "getting through" to voters, after two opinion polls suggested he had narrowed the large Conservative lead ahead of the election on 8 June. But some activists have warned it is causing anxiety among elderly voters, who fear they will not be able to pass on their homes to their children when they die. Under the Conservative plan, elderly people requiring care in their own homes would have to meet the cost - but would be allowed to keep £100,000. The value of their homes may be included in that, but the money would not be taken from their estate until after their death.

Jeremy Corbyn has spent the past two days accusing Mrs May of stirring up a "war between the generations" by playing off old against young - and of planning an "attack" on pensioners if she wins power. He said: "Not satisfied with plunging our social care system into crisis, Theresa May's nasty party has promised more attacks on older people: scrapping the triple-lock on state pensions, removing the winter fuel allowance and asset stripping the ill by forcing those who need social care to pay for it with their homes. "Labour will protect the winter fuel allowance and triple-lock on state pensions to deliver a secure and dignified retirement for all, and spend an extra £45bn on the NHS and social care over five years, so that older people can get the care they deserve." In a campaign speech on Saturday, the Labour leader claimed his message was "getting through" to voters, after two opinion polls suggested he had narrowed the large Conservative lead ahead of the election on 8 June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bodyguard in 2002 Kibaki crash sues

David Wambugu claims mistreatment and forced retirement and wants to be paid and reinstated.

A bodyguard involved in a road crash with former President Mwai Kibaki has alleged in a court case that he was mistreated and forced out of the Kenya Police Service despite suffering life-threatening injuries. Corporal David Wambugu was then-Opposition presidential candidate Kibaki’s protector at the time of the December 3, 2002 accident at the Machakos turn-off on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. They and two other people were on their way back to Nairobi in a Range Rover KAH 016G from campaign rallies in the lower eastern region. The frail-looking Mr Wambugu, 45, has since been in and out of hospitals for injuries in the head, legs and back.

SETTLE MEDICAL BILLS

Then a General Service Unit (GSU) officer stationed at the Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi, he had been a guard of Mr Kibaki since 1997. According to documents filed at the Milimani Industrial Court through RA Onchuru Advocates, Mr Wambugu claims that the retired President had volunteered to settle his medical bills due to the close relationship and trust they had. Both are from neighbouring villages in Othaya Sub-County. Mr Wambugu says then-Nairobi Provincial Police Officer (PPO) Zachary King’ori Mwangi forced him to retire for “nagging” the then-Head of State with hospital bills.

EXTORTING MONEY

He was also accused of extorting money from State House. Mr Mwangi is now a senior assistant inspector-general of police. “On January 20, 2005 around 16:00 Hours, the then-OCS Kilimani Police Station and Chief Inspector Samuel Otongo and two other police officers came to my residence at Highridge and ordered me to go to the station to see Mr Mwangi,” states Mr Wambugu in his petition. The former policeman adds that he was taken to Mr Mwangi’s office and forced to sign an early retirement letter, failing which which “I would not be safe as far as my life is concerned”.

STATE HOUSE

The last hospital bill to be paid was Sh62,000, due to Nairobi Hospital, in 2004. The last bill that he submitted to State House was for Sh116,720. Mr Wambugu recounted: “Mr Mwangi summoned me to office and I moved there fast, on crutches and in dire pain, thinking good news awaited. He was very harsh to me, saying I was disturbing the President. He also said I was not involved in the said accident.” He has named the National Police Service, Mr Mwangi, the National Police Service Commission and the Attorney-General as respondents in the case.

SERVICES TERMINATED

The father of four also claims that after his retirement, reports emerged that his services had been terminated because he had lost a gun in suspicious circumstances, a claim he denies. He resorted to being a night guard at a residence in Nairobi, earning Sh7,000 a month, but quit when his health deteriorated. He was forced to sell his property, including land and livestock, to foot his medical bills. The case was to come up for hearing on March 26 but did not, because the respondents had not filed their responses and it was not on the Milimani Law Courts case list. It was adjourned to July 27. Suspecting interference with the case, Mr Mwangi wrote to Chief Justice David Maraga, seeking his intervention.

 

Nairobi governor aspirant Mike Sonko names running mate

Vivo Energy MD Polycarp Igathe and staff members pose for a photo with Nairobi governor aspirant

Mike Sonko who picked him from the office before the running mate announcement, May 16, 2017. /COURTESY

Senator Mike Sonko has picked Vivo MD Polycarp Igathe his running mate in the race to take over from Governor Evans Kidero. Sonko, the Jubilee Party nominee, had choices of aspirants including former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, Dennis Waweru, Millicent Omanga, Jimnah Mbaru, John Gakuo, James Kiyapi and Janet Ouko. Sources told The Star Igathe made the announcement to Vivo Energy staff members after a closed-door meeting with Sonko at about 11am on Tuesday.

"He made it official that he is joining politics," a source said, adding Igathe will be taking a "major pay cut". Sonko is set to unveil Igathe later on Tuesday at Jubilee Party's headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi. Sonko defeated former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth and Wanjiru in the nominations. He got 138,185 votes while Kenneth and Wanjiru got 62,504 and 7,654 respectively. Igathe has served as the Kenya Association of Manufacturers chairman, the Managing and Executive Director of Haco Industries Kenya and the director of Mercantile Insurance Company. He was Uchumi supermarkets director from May 2015 to March 23, 2016. Igathe was involved in the confrontation during which Nominated Senator Paul Njoroge shot in the air to stop workers from closing down a Shell petrol station he operated on Nairobi-Nakuru highway. CLICK HERE

 

 

Report: Patients escaped from KNH without paying Sh47.5

Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Patients escaped from Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi in the 2015-2016 financial year without paying a total of Sh47.5 million. A report by Auditor-General Edward Ouko tabled in the National Assembly says the hospital's management failed to explain how it intended to recover the loss. Auditors said patients owed the hospital Sh560.6 million by the end of June 2016. The report also points out that the National Hospital Insurance Fund owes the hospital Sh311 million, which the insurer failed to remit after the hospital provided medical services to its members. The hospital had stated in its financial statements a debt of Sh67.3 million due from the National Hospital Insurance Fund, but other records showed the actual amount as Sh311 million. The management could not explain the disparity.

The report says Kenyatta National Hospital did not get value for its money in its quest to provide hot water in the private wing, Kenyatta Prime Care Centre Private Wing. The Sh6.3 million hot water system, installed by Wilken Solar, worked for five months before it broke down. The hospital also lost Sh411.7 million to the National Hospital Insurance Fund due to failure to review an August 2008 contract to treat its members. The daily rebate rate of Sh2,400 for inpatient care was set to end in 2010 but was only increased last August, eight year later, to Sh4,000. “Had the contract been reviewed earlier, the losses totalling Sh411.7 million could have been avoided,” the auditor-general observed.

 

Trump-Russia row: Putin offers to release meeting record

Vladimir Putin has waded into the growing row surrounding US President Donald Trump and his links to Russia.

Mr. trump met Sergei Lovrov (L) and Ammbassador Kisyak ® last Wednesday.

US media say Mr Trump passed on classified information to Russian officials last week, but Mr Putin says this is not the case.

He said he would release a record of the meeting to the US Congress if they requested it. The news comes amid reports Mr Trump tried to influence an investigation into his team's dealings with Russia. US media have quoted a memo by former FBI director James Comey that reportedly says Mr Trump asked him to drop an inquiry into links between his ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Moscow. The fallout from both issues continues to consume Washington, with moves by Democrats to launch an independent commission starting to gather momentum. As for Mr Trump, he told US Coast Guard Academy graduates in Connecticut: "No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly."

Issue one: The Russian meeting

Mr Trump met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at the White House last Wednesday. The meeting came amid an ongoing FBI inquiry and congressional hearings into possible Russian influence in the 2016 US election. It also came a day after Mr Trump dismissed Mr Comey from his post. On Monday, the Washington Post, followed by a number of other US outlets, said Mr Trump had given the Russian officials information relating to the Islamic State group (IS) that could have endangered the source of the information. The information was reportedly deemed so sensitive it had not been shared with key US partners, let alone Russia. BBC News - CLICK HERE FOR MORE..

 

 

 

DEATH AND FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

THE LATE MARY NDUTA NJAAGA

It is with humble acceptance that we announce the death of our beloved Mum Mary Nduta Njaaga after a short illness . The late Mary Nduta Njaaga was the wife of the late David Njaaga Njuguna. Mum to George Njuguna, Jane Wanjiku from Northolt, UK, Nelly Wambui, late Kenneth Githinji, Ann Nyawiraof Peckham, London and Monicah Njeri of Paris. She was Mother-in-law to Nicholas Kamande of Pckham, London, Michael Strummeyer of Paris, Rose Gathoni of Crydon and George chege of Peckham, London. She was Auntie to Esther Kahiga late Mary Ann Wanjiru both of Blackpool, UK. Grandmother to Mary Nduta OF Northolt, UK, Esther Wangui of London, Emmy and Ethan of Paris, Great Grandmother to Sade and Kemi. She was Grand Mother and Great Grandmother to many more-all of them of Kenya.

The funeral will be on Friday 19/05/17 at her home in Kikuyu (Musa Gitau ) in Gikambura, Kikuyu.

Friends and  Family are meeting every evening from 6pm-8pm for prayers at 16 Danube Court, Daniels Gardens, Peckham, London, SE15 6LP. Your presence, support and prayers will be appreciated.

For more information and  to console the Family, please, call George CK on 07738366569 or Ann on 07942890816.

For any financial support  you can use N. Kamande, Metro Bank Account 17759345; Sort Code: 23-05-80.

May our Mum's soul rest in eternal peace. May yje name of the Lord be praised and to God be all the Glory. Amen

 

 

Govt subsidy to cut 2kg maize flour packet to Sh90 in 24hrs

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett says the government will use Sh6 billion in this subsidy program that will see millers access 90kg of maize at Sh2,300/MOSES MUOKI

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – A two-kilogram packet of maize flour will cost Sh90 from the current Sh160 by Tuesday following a subsidy agreement between the government and millers. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett says the government will use Sh6 billion in this subsidy program that will see millers access 90kg of maize at Sh2,300.The government is expecting about five million bags importation of maize through this program by importers. Bett says the move is a temporary intervention that will continue until stock normalises in about four to five months when harvest of the long rains gets in. He says the country is also seeking more maize in Zambia and Ethiopia as the government tries mopping out any maize through negotiated prices. “We have negotiated with importers, and will are only accepting bags worth Sh3600 per 90Kg bag, we will foot the upper cost for the millers,” he said. The Standard, Kenya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer hackers behind stolen secret service cyber

weapon warn they will sell MORE leaks

Hackers claim they have more secretive information that they will sell on

A LETHAL hacking group which claimed they leaked the US cyber weapon that was unleashed on the public in a global attack has threatened they will sell their arsenal of stolen bugs to subscribers.In a message on their website, the ‘Shadow Broker’ hacking gang revealed they would “dump” more programmes and bugs they stole from the US National Security Agency (NSA), comparing it to a monthly “wine club”.While this particular hacking group are not thought to have been behind the crippling attack that started on Friday, it has been revealed they did release the the tools that were used by the perpetrators online in April. Express. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

 

 

BISHOP MUIRU COMING TO UK

"Bishop Pius and Rev. Lucy Muiru of Maximum Miracle Centre also well known for "Kuna nuru gizani" radio program will be with us in London on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June. Their ministry has touched and transformed many in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. We have the opportunity to experience the grace of God in and through their lives and ministry as they return to the U.K. Bishop Pius and Rev. Lucy will be joining their faith with ours to pray specifically ahead of the elections in Kenya as well as Britain. As a stakeholder you can't afford to miss this.  See you there. Blessing. Rev. Moffat and Jayne Kaaria" Regards Jayne watwin

 

 

 

Kenya: Drama As Pupils, Teachers Block Mbagathi Road Over School Demolition

The pupils placed their desks across the road and sat on them, blocking traffic in the morning rush hour before they voluntarily moved away to give way to motorists/MOSES MUOKI

The pupils placed their desks across the road and sat on them, blocking traffic in the morning rush hour before they voluntarily moved away to give way to motorists. Led by their teachers, they continually chanted, “We want our school, we want our school, we need to study in school!” The school was demolished over the weekend following a land dispute. “I like my class and I like studying. They have now removed our class and there is no way we can study. All students want is to study,” one of the pupils stated. They demonstrated outside the school with their parents who expressed frustration as they had already paid fees. “It is easier when we are given notice because parents had already paid schools fees. Now we are in a fix because we did not have any notice,” one parent complained.

“We are demonstrating because we did not have any notice to vacate. When we opened, we were not informed and they only came on Saturday to demolish the school,” another said. The teachers also expressed worry that the demolition has cut short their employment and they now have to look for other jobs. “Even me I have been affected and this is the second term and they did not even inform us. If they had told us during the first term, we could have known where to go but as at now, we are in a fix,” one of the teachers said. The parents were in disbelief at what they termed as cruelty since most of them were struggling to come up with funds to pay fees for their children. “What we want to request the official who led the demolitions is that he should organise somewhere for our children to study. I am a hustler and I always walk on the streets selling maize cobs to raise fees. Where will I start from now,” a woman who goes by the name Mama Garvin stated.
“I struggle to pay school fees for my children. I do a lot of things some of which I am not proud of just to raise the fees and this happens,” another woman stated. “The government should come in and assist us as this is really depressing.” The demonstration was reminiscent of the one in 2015 when hundreds of pupils from the nearby Lang’ata Road Primary brought down a perimeter wall erected on their playing ground. (Kenya News). CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

'Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don't be someone else just be yourself'

 

 

 

 

NHS cyber-attack: Bosses fear further infections from ransomware

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Patients have been urged to use the NHS "wisely" as it discovers the full impact of Friday's global cyber-attack. Right, Mr. Hunt.

NHS England said there was a "complex emerging picture", amid concerns over thousands of computers being switched back on after the weekend.

Seven trusts out of 47 that were hit are still facing serious issues, but patients have been told to turn up for appointments, unless advised otherwise.

Some GPs are asking people to consider whether they really need appointments. The virus that hit the NHS in England and Scotland, known as Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry, has infected 200,000 machines in 150 countries since Friday.

'Be patient'

The ransomware, which locks users' files and demands a $300 (£230) payment to allow access, spread to organisations including FedEx, Renault and the Russian interior ministry. In England, 47 NHS trusts reported problems at hospitals and 13 NHS organisations in Scotland were affected.

Some hospitals were forced to cancel treatments and appointments, and divert ambulances to other sites. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt failed to address the NHS cyber-attack issue when he was approached by BBC reporters on Monday morning. However, he is expected to chair a Cobra meeting on cyber-security with Home Secretary Amber Rudd later.  

In July last year, the Care Quality Commission and National Data Guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott, wrote to Mr. Hunt warning that an "external cyber threat is becoming a bigger consideration" within the NHS. It said a data security review of 60 hospitals, GP surgeries and dental practices found there was a "lack of understanding of security issues" and data breaches were caused by time-pressed staff often working "with ineffective processes and technology". Meanwhile, Security Minister Ben Wallace has insisted NHS trusts have enough money to protect themselves against cyber-attacks. The "real key" was whether trusts had regularly backed up data and whether they were installing security patches, he said. Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, told Radio 4's Today programme many hospitals use sophisticated technology such as MRI and CT scanners which are "bound to be using old software" because they have a ten-year life expectancy, so are often linked to older operating systems. He said he was "disappointed" at the suggestion by some that the cyber-attack problem was down to "NHS manager incompetence". BBC. CLICK HERE FOR MORE & VIDEO

 

 

 

Munius have lost their sister in Kenya

LATE LUCY NJOKABI MUNIU

We regret to announce the death of our dear sister: Lucy Nyokabi Muniu, which occurred on Sat 13/05/2017 in Olkalou, Kenya. Sister to Bro. Isaac Gachohi of Revival House, London and Bro. Kimani Muniu of Manchester. Family and friends are meeting daily for prayers at Gachohi's home: 17 Morris walk Dartford, DA15GP from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Memorial Service will be held at Revival House, 500 High street North, Manor park E12 6QN. on Thursday 18/05/2017 from 6pm to 9pm. Those in Manchester, will meet on Wed 17/5/17 at 4 Dunbar Avenue, Mcr, M23 2XR 6-9pm. For financial assistance please deposit: Bank: Natwest; Name: Isaac Gachohi; Srt Code No: 517014 and Acct No: 78362555.

For more information contact Brother Kim or Mama Leanne on 07930407177 or 07503674879. Those in London contact Brother Gachohi on 07411066031,

 

 

 

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North Korea Will Have Dialogue With U.S. Under Right Conditions: Report

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that a “major, major conflict” with the North is possible.

President Donald Trump (right) has said he would be "honoured" to meet Kim Jong-un (left) if conditions were right

SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States said on Saturday that Pyongyang would have dialogue with the U.S. administration if conditions were right, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s foreign ministry director general for U.S. affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was traveling home from Norway, Yonhap said. “We’ll have dialogue if the conditions are there,” she told reporters when asked if the North was preparing to hold talks with the Trump administration, according to Yonhap. When asked if North Korea was also getting ready to talk with the new government in South Korea, of liberal President Moon Jae-in, Choe said: “We’ll see.” The comments by Choe, who is a veteran member of the North’s team of nuclear negotiators, came amid stepped up international efforts to press North Korea and ease tension over its pursuit of nuclear arms.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned in an interview with Reuters in late April that a “major, major conflict” with the North was possible, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute over its nuclear and missile programs. Trump later said he would be “honored” to meet the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, under the rightconditions. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the United States remains open to talks with North Korea but it would have to “cease all its illegal activities and aggressive behavior in the region.” “We have been clear over the past twenty years that we seek nothing but a stable and economically prosperous Korean peninsula,” the spokesman said in an email.

Choe was in Norway for so-called Track Two talks with former U.S. government officials, according to Japanese media, the latest in a series of such eetings. A source with knowledge of the latest meeting said at least one former U.S. government official took part but the U.S. administration was not involved. South Korea’s Moon, elected this week on a platform of a moderate approach to North Korea, has said he would be willing to go to Pyongyang under the right circumstances and said dialoguemust be used in parallel with sanctions to resolve the problem over North Korea’s weapons. North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. and U.S. sanctions and is also developing long-range missiles to deliver atomic weapons. It says it needs such weapons to defend itself against U.S. aggression.

 

 

President Uhuru mourns Reverend John Gatu

President Uhuru (centre) with the late Rev. Dr. John Gatu


President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned Reverend John Gatu, describing him as a committed religious leader who led a life of simplicity. Reverend Gatu, the first African general-secretary of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) and an ex-moderator of the Church, died at a Nairobi hospital aged 92. In his message of condolence to PCEA and the family and relatives of Rev Gatu, President Kenyatta said he was deeply saddened by his death.

 

ROSE KIM OF REVIVAL HOUSE CHURCH LONDON HAS LOST HER SISTER IN KENYA

LATE MARY WANJIRU THUKU


It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Mary Wanjiru Thuku which occurred on Wednesday 10th May, 2017 in Kenya. She was sister to ROSE KIM of Revival House Church, london. Family and friends are still meeting for prayers at Rose's house, 49 Calverley Crescent, Dagenham, Essex RM10 7QU from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

A Memorial Service will be held tomorrow Sunday 14th May, 2017 at Revival House, 500 High Street North,manor Park, London, E12 6QN. For more information you can contact Rose on 07411152264 or 07939270369 - Base.

God Bless you.

 

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. 

  

 

THE LATE REV.  DR. JOHN GATU

Following the promotion to glory of Rev. Dr. John Gatu, the PCEA UK Outreach will hold a short Memorial Service during their Sunday Worship Service tomorrow, 14/05/2017, at Memorial Community Church, 395 Barking Road, Plaistow, E13 8AL, from 2pm to 5pm. Those who would like to sign the Condolence Book in respect of the late Rev’d Dr. Gatu can come to the same venue during the same time or contact Rev. Edwin M. Kibathi  on 07946700301 or Mrs. Grace Koimburi n 07908227728.

Those in Scotland can sign the Condolence Book in Glasgow, contact person Mrs Kimani on  07951146086 and in Edinburgh, at the Church of Scotland Head Office, 121 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4YN, contact person Carol Finlay on telephone No. 01312255722 ex. 2322.

Thank you.  

 

 

 

Reality Check: Are fathers using their paternity leave?

The Liberal Democrats have promised to increase paid paternity leave to one month. The policy was dubbed "Daddy month".

Labour has also said it would double paid paternity leave to four weeks and would increase paternity pay. Paid paternity leave of two weeks was first introduced in 2003. It allows fathers or same-sex partners to take two weeks of leave at a rate of £140.98 per week or 90% of the person's average weekly earnings, whichever is lower. This applies to the whole of the UK. However, the government does not publish any figures on the take-up of paternity leave so it's difficult to say how many fathers are using it. In a written answer in Parliament in March this year, Work and Pensions Minister Damian Hinds quoted figures from a small sample of data provided to HM Revenue & Customs by employers, to estimate that in 2015-16 around 215,000 employees in the UK claimed paternity pay and around 6,000 shared parental leave. The Trades Union Congress suggests, using official figures which are in themselves estimates, that in June 2016 there were 600,000 working fathers who'd had a child in the past year. Of these, the trade union body thinks that around a fifth were not eligible for paternity pay because they had been working for their current employer for less than six months, or were self-employed. So, based on this it looks like about a third of all new fathers get paternity pay. But the truth is, reliable figures are lacking.


Shared parental leave
These two weeks of paternity leave are not the only benefits available to fathers, though. Since April 2015, new parents have had the opportunity to take shared leave, giving fathers (or the other parent or partner) the opportunity to stay at home caring for the baby. Under the new rules, mothers still must take the initial two weeks after birth, but the rest of the leave, up to 50 weeks, can be shared between the parents in any way, if they meet eligibility criteria.


Flawed study
A year after the policy of shared parental leave was implemented, it was widely reported that only 1% of UK men had taken up the opportunity.
But the source for that figure was based on a survey with a seriously flawed methodology. Employment consultancy, My Family Care, asked employers what proportion of all their male employees, rather than recent fathers, had requested shared parental leave. Including all male workers, rather than just those who had had a child in the last year, gave a very low proportion, which doesn't tell us what proportion of eligible fathers made use of the policy. Although we don't have the figures, there are a number of reasons why fathers may not want to take advantage of shared parental leave. Because statutory paternity pay is relatively low and, at the moment, employers often offer over-and-above the statutory minimum for women, some couples would lose out financially in order for the father to stay home.

 

 

'Nairobi’s prettiest gangster' shot dead in Kayole by police after gun drama

Nairobi's prettiest thug' who was shot dead

It is claimed that she was being accompanied by three other males who appeared to be robbing Kayole residents in public. Police were alerted by members of the public about the gang’s whereabouts and activities before they confronted them, challenging them to surrender. Instead, the gang shot at the police, who had no choice but to return fire, thereby killing two suspects as the other ran away. A pistol was recovered at the crime scene, carrying six rounds of 9mm bullets and the two bodies were transported to City Mortuary, where they await identification and postmortem. The pistol’s serial number was not visible but is still being investigated. When the police officers arrived in Chokaa, the four suspects attempted to escape. The officers fired in the air, ordering them to surrender, but two of them who had pistols began firing back, according to the police. The woman and a man who were shooting at the police were killed while the other two escaped on foot. The dead woman was still clutching a Beretta pistol, which had six rounds of ammunition, police said. Its serial number had been obliterated. There were seven spent cartridges at the scene, police

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The dead woman was still clutching a Beretta pistol, which had six rounds of ammunition, police said. Kayole OCPD Joseph Gichangi said his officers took the two bodies to City Mortuary. “According to our sources, the woman was the wife of a well-known robbery suspect, who is at large,” Mr Gichangi said, adding that the police were looking for the escapees. “We will definitely arrest them.” Mr Gichangi said that cases of women being recruited into criminal gangs are on the rise. After the shooting, a mysterious social media user claiming to be a plainclothes police officer and going by the names Hessy wa Kayole, Hessy wa Dandora and Hessy wa Huruma took to Facebook, identifying the woman as Claire Mwaniki, the wife of a “notorious” robber known as Mwanii. “Hayawi hayawi huwa. Clea Adi Vybz mnakumbuka nikimpea warning awache wizi na bwanake Mwanii???? (Clea Adi Vybz, do you remember me warning her to stop committing robberies with her husband Mwanii?),” Hessy wa Kayole posted.

GAZA GANG
In an apparent reference to a post on a Facebook page called "Dandora Love People" in March warning the woman and others that the law would catch up with them, the Facebook user went on to recall a warning to Clare to stop carrying the gun for her husband. “Sabrina Hassan, Mungu alikuokoa (Sabrina Hassan, God saved you),” Hessy said in the post on the "Kayole Crime Free" and "Dandora Crime Free" Facebook pages and warned another woman to stop her criminal activities. Hessy, who has in the recent past posted pictures of suspects, warning them of death, named Clare and Mwanii as members of the readed Kayole-based gang known as Gaza.


ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATORS
Hessy is the subject of discussion on some social media pages run by suspected gangsters. Here, pictures of people said to be plainclothes police officers stationed in different parts of Nairobi are posted. It is not clear if the groups are run by the same person. The Facebook accounts Hessy wa Dandora, Hessy wa Kayole, Hessy wa Eastlando and Hessy wa Huruma also remain mysterious. There is, however, speculation that they are administered by a police officer or officers in different parts of he city. Clare’s social media profiles reveal a vibrant young woman, probably in her early or mid 20s, with multiple piercings and a silver tooth. She describes herself as a former University of Nairobi student and a lover of life.


OTHER GANGS
Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome said many criminal gangs have female members. Besides Gaza, gangs in the city include Superpower (Eastleigh), Brothers (City Centre), Usiku Sacco (Umoja), Msako Empire (Huruma), Jeshi la Embaa (Embakasi), Munyipi (Mathare) and Kosovo Boys (Kosovo).
“The women are used to transport guns, gather information while some even take part in robberies,” Mr Koome said, adding that they also take food to male suspects in hiding. He said the involvement of females in crime is a challenge to the security as officers are not allowed to search handbags.
“We are employing some other strategies, which I will not divulge as they will jeopardise our operation,” he said.

 

 

 

“Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.”

 

 

THE VERY RIGHT REV'D DR. JOHN GATU PASSES ON TO GLORY IN KENYA

John Gatu (right) and Senior Clergy Consultative Forum founder member Bishop William Tuimising address a press conference in Nairobi on July 29, 2007. Dr Gatu has died, family and church sources say. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The Rev John Gatu, the ex-moderator of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa who spilled the beans on Mau Mau oaths during the Jomo Kenyatta era, is dead aged 92. Close family and church sources on Friday confirmed to the Nation that the veteran cleric passed on at The Karen Hospital on Thursday.

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HEART ATTACK

He was admitted to the Nairobi hospital after suffering a heart attack on May 2 at his home. Dr Gatu will be remembered for his candour in speaking against the excesses of previous governments, especially that of President Daniel Moi. In late last year, he revealed Mau Mau oath ceremonies in the Mount Kenya region in an explosive autobiography — Fan into Flame — implicating Kenya's founding President Kenyatta. His niece, Chebet Karago, eulogised him as “wonderful, kind man who put his faith into action.”

SIMPLE LIFE

“Uncle was the loving father of many including people from other churches who called him Dad. When my cousin fled the country my aunt and uncle took care of his family and when his driver died, he fostered his children,” she said. “He lived a simple life in his two bedroom house in Karen. A person who knew his true home was elsewhere with his God.” Dr Gatu was born on March 3, 1925 to Muthoni and Gachango Gatu.

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CUMENIST

His wife, Rahabu Gatu, died in 2016. He was the first African general-secretary of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and the past moderator of the 9th and 10th General Assembly. A celebrated ecumenist, he was the founder of the Jitegemee spirit in the PCEA church. In the 1970s, he introduced the Moratorium Debate that called for a oratorium on foreign aid to African churches to promote growth and self-reliance and this led to him being called by some in the West a “missionary hater”. In Fan into Flame, he discuses the origin of the Christian churches in Kenya and the turmoil Kenya went through during the Mau Mau uprising of the 1950s. He is also the author of Joyfully Christian: Truly African, among other books.

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WIFE

He wrote many hymns, including "Ni kii wenakio utaheirwo?" He also translated into the Kikuyu language hymns such as "Do Not Pass Me By". The cleric studied in, among other institutions around the world, Princeton Theology College in New Jersey. In all his travels he was always accompanied by his wife, according to his niece. “He was the first student to take a wife to what is now St Pauls University,” she told the Nation. More to follow.

 

 

Thousands of weapons seized from schools

Left, Leeds teacher Ann Maguire was stabbed to death by a pupil in 2014. Police chiefs said there had been a “worrying” increase in youth carrying knives. Right, Samurai swords, axes and air guns are among thousands of weapons seized from schools in England and Wales, Freedom of Information requests have shown.

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Press Association analysis of data from 32 of the 43 police forces in England and Wales showed 2,579 weapons had been found in two years to March 2017. Police chiefs said therehad been a"worrying" increase in young people carrying knives. There are about 25,850 schools in England and Wales. Heads said children's safety was their top priority and thatschools worked closely with police to protect pupils. In 2016-17 alone, 1,369 weapons were found - a rise of almost 20% on the previous year. According to the 24 forces - including Manchester and the Metropolitan Police - that gave details of the type of weapons seized, nearly 20% were knives or swords.

Other weapons confiscated included at least 26 guns, including air guns and an imitation firearm. More unusual seizures included a police baton, a rolling pin, a can of beer and a 15in (38cm) metal rod. At least 47 children below the age of 10 - the age at which someone can be prosecuted - were found with weapons. This included three five-year-olds, one of whom was caught with a knife, while another was found with a "missile" - typically a brick or a rock.

Police help

Chief Constable Alf Hitchcock, the National Police Chiefs Council lead for knife crime, said: "Carrying a weapon of any kind in schools is not an issue for a school to deal with alone; police and partners will always be willing to work with them and take appropriate action. "We have recently seen an increase in young people carrying knives, and this is worrying. "We are responding to this trend by targeting those who carry them illegally and working with retailers to reduce the sale of knives to under-age people, through nationally co-ordinated operations. "Police involvement in schools, whether it be officers delivering talks and interactive sessions or based in schools themselves as part of the Safer Schools Partnership, helps us to educate young people and explain why carrying a weapon illegally is never acceptable." Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: "Schools work closely with the police to protect and educate their pupils, and in some cases police officers are stationed in schools. "Where appropriate, schools conduct searches and use metal detectors, and they implement robust disciplinary procedures against anyone found in possession of a weapon." The figures come amid a crackdown on knife crime in schools by some forces. Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Police announced officers would be working with schools to highlight the potential consequences of carrying a knife. It follows the case of Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in April 2014 by a 15-year-old pupil. The following year, teacher Vincent Uzomah was seriously injured when he was stabbed at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford by a racist pupil.

 

 

PRESIDENT UHURU MEETING IN LONDON

President Uhuru entered the hall greeting everyone on his way in before addressing the guests

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President Uhuru Kenyatta met with some few Kenyans in London on Thursday 11th May, 2017. The President who had a very tight programme spared some few minutes to meet with some Kenyans before heading to another meeting in the evening. The meeting took place at Four Seasons Hotel next to Inter-Continental Hotel, Park Lane, London. The president arrived at the meeting a few minutes to 7 o'clock and was met by HE Lazarus Amayo the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK and the Deputy High Commissioner Mrs. Grace Cerere. He was escorted by several Cabinet Ministers as well as the Attorney General Professor Githu Muigai.

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Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo in the UK (lef) introducing the president at the meeting

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The High Commissioner introduced the president and explained that the Kenya Community in the UK were eager awaiting for him but it was unfortunate that the tight programme could not allow this to happen because the president was having another meeting in the evening. The president will be leaving for China on Friday. Several Kenyans spoke at the meeting including Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe who delivered a beautiful speech on behalf of Kenyans in the UK, Mr. JJ Shiundu of IMO, Dr. Langat and Eddy Njenga had a message for the President.

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From left is Nyambura Wainaina, Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe and Mrs. Grace Cerere the Deputy High Commissioner.

On right is former High Commissioner in the UK HE Joseph Muchemi (far right) with Professor Karani from Cardiff

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While addressing the meeting the President said that the Kenya government appreciated the efforts of the diaspora people because of keeping in touch with home and maintaining their culture as well as selling Kenya abroad. He apologised to Kenyans in the UK for not being able to meet them because of his tight programme which was beyond is control. He talked about the big issue of diaspora voting where he said that in his last meeting in London promised that the diaspora people will be voting but as promised he made sure that all the provisions for the diaspora to vote was made including the budget but everything was interrupted by the opposition party when they brought the issue of the IEBC Commissioners.

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President Uhuru took time to pose for a photo with Anne Wafula - Anne Wafula Strike MBE (born 8 May 1969) is a Harlow-based British Paralympic wheelchair racer. Born in Mihuu, Kenya, she contracted polio at the age of two, resulting in a later Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital diagnosis of below T7 paralysis.[1] Arriving in the UK in April 2000, she was introduced to wheelchair racing in 2002 and in 2004 became the first Kenyan wheelchair racer to represent her country, competing in the T53[2] 400m finals at the Paralympics in Athens. Following a successful application for British citizenship in 2006, she became a member of Team GB and, after reclassification, now competes in the T54 racing category as a British athlete. A past winner of the BBC's 'My Story' competition,[3] her autobiography 'In my Dreams I Dance' was published by Harper Collins in 2010. Right, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta seen, in a jovial mood, talking to the PCEA UK Outreach Minister, Rev. Edwin Kibathi.

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After the removal of the old commissioner, the new commissioner were unable to settle on time hence they could not be able to make arrangements for the diaspora people to vote. He said that in the next elections the diaspora people will be able to vote. He told Kenyans in the diaspora not to talk negative about Kenya because this is wrong but positive criticism is good. He said Kenya as a country is doing well although the draught season has made food prices to rise but this is just for a season. The president will be leaving for China on Friday 12th May, 2017.

 

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ROSE KIM OF REVIVAL HOUSE LONDON HAS LOST HER SISTER IN KENYA

We announce the sudden death of Mary Wanjiku Thuku which occured on Wednesday 10th May, 2017 in Kenya.  She is sister to ROSE KIM of Revival House, London. Family and friends are meeting for prayers at Rose's house, 49 Calverley Crescent Dagenham Essex Rm10 7QU as from 7.00 p.m.  You can contact Rose on 07411152264 or 07939270369 - Base God bless you.

 

 

 

Uhuru meets British PM Theresa May, seeks lifting of miraa ban

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets President Uhuru Kenyatta in Downing street ahead of the Somalia Conference, in London, Britain May 11, 2017.  On right Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Downing street ahead of the Somalia Conference, in London, Britain May 11, 2017. /PSCU

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President Uhuru Kenyatta pushed for a post-Brexit deal with the UK in his first meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday. Uhuru sought a pact to guarantee Kenyan exports on a duty-free quota-free basis after the country exits from the European Union. “It is Kenya’s desire to continue having seamless trade relations during and after Brexit. We wish to continue accessing the UK market duty-free and quota-free after the UK exits the EU,” he said. At a meeting at Number 10 Downing Street, Uhuru spoke strongly about strengthening bilateral relations with Britain. Uhuru’s agenda is about ensuring a conducive environment so businesses can thrive to provide much-needed jobs and deepen security in Kenya and the region. These will in turn foster growth and inclusive prosperity. The two leaders agreed to create a working group to examine a new framework for bilateral and economic relations. The aim is to ensure predictability and continuation of existing market conditions after Brexit. They also discussed Kenya’s counter-terrorism programme in the context of deepening the security architecture for the country and the region. May committed support for the programme.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets President Uhuru Kenyatta in Downing street ahead of the Somalia Conference, in London, Britain May 11, 2017. On right Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and President Uhuru Kenyatta in Downing street ahead of the Somalia Conference, in London, Britain May 11, 2017. /PSCU

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Uhuru also pressed for the re-establishment of a UK visa processing centre in Nairobi, to serve as a regional office for Eastern and Central Africa. UK visas for the region are currently processed in the South African capital, Pretoria. The President praised May for lifting the travel advisories that adversely affected Lamu and Manda islands, saying this will significantly increase the umber of tourists arriving from the UK. He reassured her that the government had taken extensive measures to bolster security in the area. On miraa, Uhuru asked the Prime Minister to extend technical cooperation and financial assistance to growing areas. This, he said, will enable diversification and minimise negative effects of the export ban to the UK imposed three years ago. The President also thanked Britain for continued development aid through its Department for International Development. The president travelled to the United Kingdom to attend the 3rd London Conference on Somalia. The conference will focus on accelerating the progress of security reforms in Somalia and build on international response to the ongoing drought and humanitarian crisis. On Thursday, Uhuru will separately meet British investors in East Africa, representatives of Kenya’s large UK diaspora. Uhuru will also meet Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Friday. - The Star

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PRESIDENT UHURU MEETING UK'S PRIME MINISTER IN LONDON

President Uhuru Kenyatta met UK's Prime Minister Teresa May in her residence

No. 10 in London on Thursday morning 11th May, 2017. More later.

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

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MR. AND MRS STEVEPHEN GICHANGI OF LONDON

HAVE LOST THEIR SISTER IN KENYA


It is with deep sadness we announce the passing on of Winnie Wanjiku Mbugua. Winnie passed away on Wednesday the 10th of May 2017 after a short illness. She was the daughter to, Kamau Kinyahwe and the late Teresia Wanjuhi. Mother to; Cindy Wanjuhi, Joy Wambui, Tracy Wanjuhi, and Cathy Njeri Sister to, Nancy Nduta, Ben Kinyahwe (Biggie), Jane Wangui (Wakamau), Sarah Wairimu, Eunice Wangari (Wathuo) of London, The late Annie Njeri, and Alice Muthoni Gichangi (Mso) of London. She is also the cousin to Pastor Joseph Karanja (Grays). Family and friends are meeting every day from Thursday 11th May 2017 to 13th May 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and on Sunday the 14th of May 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at 63 Burrow Road Chigwell Essex, IG7 4NL. A memorial will be communicated after the funeral arrangement have been finalised. Alice and Eunice have travelled to Kenya in preparation for the funeral. You can contact Stephen Gichangi on, 07939675178; Alice on, +254 721155930; and Eunice on, +254 728477191. Any contribution can be forwarded to Stephen Chege, Lloyds Bank, Acc: 77341060, Sort code: 30-97-13.

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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

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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.

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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.

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LMCC Host Rev John and Juliah Kahihu from Kenya

We are pleased to invite you to this faith building service where Rev John and Juliah Kahihu will be ministering on 21st from 2pm. They are long time friends of Rev Antony and Caroline Kimani. The Couple ministers with Gospel Evangelistic Church of Kenya in Kabete/ Kikuyu region. You will benefit a lot from seasoned ministers who shares the word with passion. We have also organized prayers and worship with you in mind. Please invite your friends and let us celebrate together.

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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

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

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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.

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OLD GOOD DAYS

By the way, which year was this?

Once upon time in Kenya

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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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

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Safaricom extends Collymore’s contract by two years

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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

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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.
 

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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.

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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.

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“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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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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.
 

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Muthama quits Wiper, says Kalonzo backs newcomers

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YOUTH CAMP IN OXFORD, UK

Camp 500 Youth Conference Information and booking form

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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6.30pm - 9.00pm

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

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At Junction of Tant street with Vincent st.

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5 minutes walk from Canningtown station.

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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

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

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A Whispers from London (Be a professional human being)

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

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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:-

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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*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"*

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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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For all your UK property requirements visit us at

jcornerstone.co.uk or call/whatsapp +447501309029.

For all your UK property requirements visit us at

jcornerstone.co.uk or call/whatsapp +447501309029.

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WORD OF TODAY

Ephesians 4:25

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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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Our guest singer today is Lotelemoi Christopher from Pokot, Kenya. - CLICK HERE

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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.

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A WORD OF APPRECIATION FROM REV. GICHUHI

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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.

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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.
 

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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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PASTOR NGUGI OF DUBLIN AT THRE STONE TV

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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

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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.

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“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.

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Bill Gates Tops the List of

The World's Billionaires

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Sri and Gopi Hinduja are the richest people

in the UK with a fortune of £16.2bn

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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.

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London Legal Awareness Week from Tuesday 9th May 2017

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

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

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

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~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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Please note the clinics are by appointments only.

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For more details contact:

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Rose Muigai

MartynsRose Solicitors
456 Kingsland Road
London
E8 4AE
United Kingdom
TEL: 0207 249 2044
FAX: 0207 249 1224
Email:info@martynsrose.co.uk
Martynsrosesolicitors@yahoo.co.uk
admin@martynsrose.co.uk

Nairobi Offices:
Rose Muigai
GlascoteRose Advocates
Fortis Suites,
2nd Floor no:6
Hospital Road
Upper Hill
PO Box 29075 00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254205286217 | Cell:+254700667779 |+254725542875
Email: info@glascoterose.com
Web:www.glascoterose.com

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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.

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MABLE MURULI GOVERNOR ASPIRANT KAKAMEGA COUNTY

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The Real Reasons Why William Kabogo Lost to Ferdinard Waititu!- CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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Nigeria Chibok girls: At least 80 freed by Boko Haram

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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".

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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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COME FLY & HANG WITH LADIES ON FIRE & MINISTER REBECCA ARTHUR

TO MILAN ITALY 19th-21st MAY 2017 UNFORGETTABLE WEEKEND

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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

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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.

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"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.

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

Mr. Meshack Muhoho (centre)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Week in pictures: 29 April - 5 May 2017

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

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A Kenyan in UK Timothy Makofu Kinyanjui wins a council seat

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


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

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


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

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

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How Bitcoin works

Verifying bitcoin transactions takes a lot of computer power

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

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

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

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FACTS ABOUT BITCOIN

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

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YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BITCOIN?

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

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

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Three family members were killed in an accident on their way to a relative's funeral in Kakamega on

Friday morning. The accident occurred on Nairobi-Nakuru highway involved a trailer.

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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.

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

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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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HERI HOSTELS DAYSTAR APRIL CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

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

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We are excited to present to you Kitengela Manor! 

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We are excited to present to you Kitengela Manor! Another Genuine and Affordable prime property with Property Reality Limited (PRC) located in Kitengela, Kajiado County. Kitengela Manor is a must own property that is strategically located behind KAG University and only 11km from the tarmac. . The area has experienced rapid growth in  the real estate sector and is among the most sought after neighborhoods due to its infrastructural developments and affordability. There are numerous social amenities in the area; that include supermarkets, universities, shopping malls, entertainment spots and Maasai Ostrich Park, which hosts Ostrich races on Sundays.


Additionally  electricity lines pass through the property .
Features and Amenities
* Proximity to Kitengela Town
* Water and electricity available
* All-weather Murram roads
* Good Security- Police post within the locality
* KAG University
* Kitengela International School
* Kampala University


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

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Why 14 black male Cambridge students posed for this photo

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"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.

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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WORD OF TODAY

Luke 9:62

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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

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US Withdraws from Nairobi's IAAF Games Citing Security Concerns

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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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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The Giant Bank Equity Team still holding in Scotland

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

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

Scotland we are still around

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.


TUESDAY 2nd May: Venue: 200 Great Junction, Edinburg, Scotland, Eh6 51w on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017 from 05:00 p.m.

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Equity Bank Team will be together with Optiven team in all of their UK venues.

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Optiven & Equity bank are in Scotland to Empower Kenyans in Scotland. Equity bank is offering £130

to buyers of Optiven value added plots - to all Kenyans in the Uk . You only need

to select a plot by calling 0744 002 1602 . Optiven does the rest for you
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MY LIFE EXPERIENCE DURING MY RECENT VISIT TO

THE HOLY LAND OF ISRAEL - MARGARET NJIIRI

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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.

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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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Inside the Cruise Ship During Storm - Compilation - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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Feds to step up immigration enforcement in USA

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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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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

of Nativity where Jesus was born in Israel last month. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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MAKE A DATE FOR THE BIGGEST KENYAN GATHERING IN UK

Over 10,000 people expect at the Park

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A KENYAN LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN NOTTINGHAM, UK

THE LATE HANNAH WANJA GITAU OF GITHUNGURI, KIAMBU, KENYA

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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).

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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HIGH COMMISSIONER AWARDED DIPLOMAT OF

THE YEAR FROM AFRICA AWARD

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WORD OF TODAY

Daniel 3:27

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Knowing you’ve truly forgiven someone

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

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

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Get your Funeral Insurance from ABC Bank Kenya

It costs you less than £100 a year.

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"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.

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

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

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POSING NEXT TO THE TREE THAT ZACHEOUS CLIMBED TO SEE JESUS

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

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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.

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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.

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


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

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

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

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

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

Email:mkadv@mohammedkinyanjui.co.ke
Telephone: +254 714 650 001
1. Bank Payment Slip (Three equal months Installment can be considered and discount for cash buyers as well)

2. Kenyan ID or Passport

3. KRA Pin No

4. Two Passport photos

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

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Jerusalem City in Israel

CLICK HERE FOR OLD JERUSALEM VIDEO


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

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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.

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PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND OF ISRAEL
Due to public demand Ease World Travel in conjunction with Mr. Seed


HAVE ARRANGED 4 TRIPS ISRAEL (8 NIGHTS)
To make easier for everyone you can pay instalments.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Over 20 people have already booked.

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

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

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

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

NOT INCLUDED:
Passport Fees
Travel Insurance
Visas and Passports

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

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

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

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

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

We thank God for everything.
Mr. Seed – London

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Can you afford to buy a property in Kenya?

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


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

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SEVERAL KENYANS FROM UK RENEWS THEIR BAPTISM IN RIVER JORDAN

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

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

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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.

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PRE-WEDDING AND WEDDING INVITATION

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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.

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DO YOU HAVE A PIN FROM KRA KENYA?

Do you have your PIN from KRA in Kenya?

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

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

If YES, you can get it online or we can help you get one through Misterseed Kenya Services. Ask whoever is having your Identity Card to send you a copy through Whatsapp or Email and forward this to us and you get your PIN within TWO DAYS whenever you are. For more information please contact Mr. Seed through Whatsapp +44 7951220695 or misterseed@yahoo.co.uk.

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

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A KENYAN HAIR DRESSER MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN LONDON

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

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MEET JANE WANJIRU FROM

URITHI HOUSING COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.

NICE AND AFFORDABLE PROPERTIES

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

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

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While visiting Kenya a few weeks ago, I visited several Banks,  property developers as well as politicians. I happened to visit Urithi Housing Society where I found several interesting ongoing projects. Below are some of the projects I visited which are quite affordable. Meet Jane Wanjiru who works for Urithi Housing Society, an outstanding sales lady who is doing quite well. Contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or  njugunajane17@gmail.com

 

 

1) JUJA BUNGALOWS - PHASE ONE (SOLD OUT) PHASE TWO (SOLD OUT) AND  NOW SELLING FACE THREE

 

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

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

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

 

 

3) RONGAI NAIROBI  HOUSES - KSHS. 4.2 MILLION

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

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

 

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

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

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5) Panorama Gardens along Gatanga Road Plots for Sale

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

6) YUKOS GARDENS, KITENGELA PLOTS

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

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

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

Contact Julieanne Onsando, Relationship Manager, Diaspora Banking, Retail Banking Department.
Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609
Email 1: jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke|Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke
Email 2: diasporabanking@co-opbank.co.ke
Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 - misterseeduk@gmail.com

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CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION

 

 

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MR. SEED MEETING WITH CO-OPERATIVE BANK DIASPORA TEAM

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

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

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Kenyan Parents

Hizo Vikombe Ni Za Wageni

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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

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RECORD PROPERTY SALES IN THE DIASPORA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UK outreach church has moved to memorial community church, Plaistow

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

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