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Drama on Thika Road as over 100 MENTAL patients escape


- Road users on Thika road were stuck in traffic for hours after patients escaped Mathari hospital
- Over 100 mental patients escaped the hospital as doctors and nurses kick off nationwide strike
- A major manhunt has been launched in search of the mental patients


There was drama along Thika Road today, December 5 after mental patients escaped from Mathari Hospital in Nairobi. A major operation has been launched in search of over 100 mental patients who have escaped in the ongoing doctors and nurses' strike. The strike which was announced on Sunday night, December 4 kicked off with it's effects already being felt. Motorists and road users were forced to wait in traffic after the patients escaped from Mathari Hospital located along Thika road. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said the strike notice was premature since the court had given the doctor's and nurses 90 days a court had given medics to negotiate with the government.

 

Euro sinks after Italian referendum


The euro fell against the dollar after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi suffered a heavy defeat in Sunday's referendum. The fall continued after Mr Renzi announced his intention to resign. A short while ago the euro was trading at $1.0532, down 1.3% from Friday's close. The single currency is now at its lowest level since March 2015. The referendum was on plans to streamline parliament, but for many it was a chance to register discontent. The Italian economy is already in a fragile state and a period of political uncertainty would be likely to do further damage. In particular, Italy's banking industry is seen as vulnerable to a loss of confidence. Many banks are struggling with a burden of bad debt and are in need of refinancing. That finance would be harder to come by amid a political crisis. The size of Italy's government debt is also a concern. Government borrowing, depending on which figures you look at, is one of the largest in the eurozone.

 

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Italian PM Renzi suffers heavy defeat in key referendum - and resigns

Italian PM Matteo Renzi - could it be heading to UK's Brexit?

 

Italian PM Matteo Renzi has resigend after he suffered a heavy defeat in a key referendum on constitutional reform, according to a projection. The projection by the Piepoli Institute/IPR for state broadcaster RAI estimated 57-61% will vote "No", compared to 39-43% for "Yes". The projection points to an even wider margin of defeat for Mr Renzi than was suggested by three exit polls released immediately after polls closed. Mr Renzi had staked his future on a "Yes" vote, vowing to resign if voters rejected his plans to reduce the role of the country's Senate and take back powers from regional authorities. He is due to address the nation at around midnight local time (11pm UK time). Opposition parties were quick to call for Mr Renzi to go. "Renzi is going to go and with him the powerful lobbies who were also defeated", Renato Brunetta, the parliamentary leader of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right Forza Italia party. Matteo Salvini, the head of the Northern League party, said Mr Renzi should quit "in the coming minutes" and called for early elections. Opposition parties denounced the proposed changes as dangerous for democracy because they would have gotten rid of important checks and balances on executive power.


Spearheaded by the populist Five Star Movement, the biggest rival to Mr Renzi's Democratic party, the "No" campaign took advantage of the PM's declining popularity, a struggling economy and problems caused by tens of thousands of migrants arriving from Africa. The vote is a major victory for Five Star leader Beppe Grillo, who had urged Italians to follow their gut instincts. If Mr Renzi resigns, it could plunge Italy into political turmoil and cause economic instability in the struggling eurozone country. The result is another blow to the European Union, which is struggling to overcome a number of crises and was keen for Mr Renzi to continue his reform drive. Turbulence on the markets also looks inevitable. Some analysts fear a deeper crisis of investor confidence that could derail a rescue scheme for Italy's most indebted banks, triggering a wider financial crisis across the eurozone.

 

 

 

Death toll rises to 33 after California warehouse fire

 

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Dr. James Mwangi, Equity Bank CEO and  Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board Chairman will be addressing East African living in USA LIVE ONLINE (Equity Bank Facebook) in Los Angeles on Thursday 8th December, 2016, Dallas on Friday 9th December, Atlanta on Saturday 10th  December, Boston on Sunday 11th December and New Jersey on Monday 12th December 2016. More later.

 

 

Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll

 

 

 

 

Dangerous drivers who kill could face life in prison


Drivers who cause death by dangerous or careless driving could get life in prison under new government proposals. Ministers want to bring the offence, which has a maximum sentence of 14 years, in line with manslaughter. Motorists who cause death by speeding, street racing or while on a mobile phone are among those who could face longer sentences. Road safety charity Brake welcomed the plans, but is worried the lesser charge of "careless" driving could remain. Offenders convicted while under the influence of drink or drugs could also be given life sentences. In 2015, the average custodial sentence for causing death by careless or dangerous driving was just under four years.

 

 

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2016 bad year for property developers, says report


2016 was not a good year for property developers in Nairobi as a number of residential and commercial spaces went unoccupied. According to property consultancy Knight Frank, the property market experienced an oversupply for the larger part of the year with developers’ returns on investment shrinking. The upcoming elections have also dampened real estate market as investors kept off from venturing into new business until after the 2017 elections. Knight Frank Managing Director Ben Woodhams said that both the transactions and price of prime residential spaces dropped in what is a clear indicator of a struggling economy. Prices of prime residential spaces dropped in Nairobi by 0.4 per cent to September. They declined further by 2.3 per cent in quarter three (Q3). “Transactions happened in low volumes as buyers looked at longer term capital gains,” said Woodhams. Rentals went down by 9.2 per cent in the year to June as the market grappled with an oversupply of spaces. There was a slight decline in Q2 with the rentals dropping by 1.5 per cent. But Woodhams was quick at dispelling fears that the market might be crashing. “This is not a crush by any means. It is just a slight imbalance between demand and supply,” explained Woodhams who added that the market is likely to rebound after the elections. Sales also stagnated in the first-half of the year, according to Knight Frank. Woodhams, said the delayed construction was due to next year's elections. He said that a scale down in consumption was due to the exit of multinational expatriates, especially in the oil sector following a slump in the global oil prices. Woodhams said that they expected more than three million square feet of office spaces to come online. This is even as the supply of office space exceeds demand.

 

 

 

 

COCONUT OIL CURES CANCER
Posted on June 1, 2015
Julie Figueroa – Maryland, Ohio

 

In 1998, I was running a computer company in New York. I also had an Internet company in the Philippines and was in charge of a very exciting Internet trade show in Asia (Internet World). I was very busy and enjoying work but always made sure I got my yearly executive check up, including my yearly mammogram.

In February of 1998 1 got a clean bill of health. A few months later I began feeling a strange sensation in my breast late October it developed into a sharp pain. I went to the doctor and was immediately referred to an oncologist for testing. I was told I had a very aggressive form of breast cancer and needed surgery immediately. This came as a shock to me. I began to wonder why? There was no history of cancer in my family. Was it the toxic waste in New Jersey where I had lived for the past ten years? Was I stressed at work and did not know it? I thought there had to be a reason why people get cancer. Before going through with a mastectomy I wanted a second opinion.

I went to a different specialist but he told me the same thing. I kept trying to find a doctor that would tell me that all I needed was a lumpectomy or just chemotherapy. Finally, the fifth doctor told it to me straight, “You don’t have a choice. We don’t even know if we can still save you. You are at stage 4, the most serious stage, we need to do the surgery immediately.”

Here I was, in February cancer free, now just eight months later I was knocking on death’s door with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. I went through with the operation and afterwards several months of chemotherapy. While doctors said that the cancer was under control, it wasn’t completely gone. So they kept me on medication. I decided to go back to the Philippines for a visit. I owned a farm there that I loved and had always wanted to grow medicinal plants. The farm was filled with coconut trees, which were harvested for the copra. I thought about planting coffee under the coconut trees and start an herbal medicine garden.

Then in 2001 1 began to experience painful headaches. They became so severe that it felt like the bones in my skull were being fractured. I walked into my doctor’s office and told him I wanted an X-ray of my skull. “Were you in an accident” he questioned? “No” I said, “I just feel that I have some kind of fracture? He smiled, “How do you know you have a fracture? Maybe a strong pain killer will solve your problem.” “I know what a fracture feels like.” I said, “I’ve had several bones broken in the past and I know what it feels like.” He didn’t argue any further and I had an X-ray taken. I went back the next day to see my doctor and instead, met with seven other doctors. They had never seen the type of skull cancer I had. Almost half my skull looks like cheese that had been eaten by rats. I was in shock. I asked them what were my chances for survival? They said, “In the Philippines, at your stage … none.” I probably had two months.

I took the next flight to the United States. I went to see my doctor the afternoon I arrived. The doctors in Manila had already faxed and spoken to him about my condition. The next day I visited with my neurosurgeon. We discussed my condition and scheduled a craniotomy. My prognosis was poor. He ordered an MRI, CT scans, bone scans, blood work, etc. This was the same cancer that had so aggressively attacked me before. It had now spread up into my skull. Surgery was scheduled for the morning after. The cancer was hairline close to the main artery in my brain. The bad news was that he could not take it all out; 20% of it was at the back of my skull in the center over the main artery. Chemotherapy had not been successful after breast surgery so there was little hope it would be of any use now. But at this point, it was the only hope I had. My chances for survival were grim. I knew I’d better make the most of the time I had remaining.

After several months of recovery from the surgery I went back to my farm in Philippines to visit my family. I was really weak and would just sit on the hill watching the farmers work among the coconut trees planting coffee seedlings. I knew I had to do something to strengthen my immune system. I wanted to plant an herb garden. I started doing research on what medicinal plants I should grow that would boost my immune system. I thought about planting ginseng or bitter melons. I even considered growing a shrub from the Amazon.

Just about that time, I came across some research on coconut oil. I read about clinical trials for AIDS in the Philippines using coconut oil. I figured if coconut oil can boost the immune system and cure AIDS, it might work for my cancer. I started taking 3 to 4 tablespoons of oil a day plus whatever I used in preparing my meals. I would add it to my oatmeal in the morning, put it in my hot chocolate, cook my meals in it. I also snacked on fresh coconut and drank coconut juice.

By July my doctors started to worry. I had been gone for nearly six months. They needed to monitor the cancer that was still in my skull. So I flew back to the US. To their complete surprise I had gone into remission. They asked me what I had done. I told them I found a cure-virgin coconut oil. Today I continue to use coconut oil and I am cancer free! I had grown up around coconut trees in the Philippines. My grandmother used to make coconut oil from fresh coconuts just as many of the farmers did. I never used it because we were told it was a saturated fat. We were health. Conscious so we used hydrogenated soybean oil and corn oil. I had coconut oil around me all my life. It took getting cancer and a desperate search for a cure that made me rediscover this miracle oil.

 

 

 

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Secrets of new learning system as curtain falls on 30-year-old 8-4-4


The clock is fast ticking to the end of the 8-4-4 education system, which is set to be replaced with a new curriculum whose implementation may start on a pilot basis as early as May next year. The current system, characterised by cutthroat national exams for Standard Eight andForm Four, will be replaced with continuous assessment tests that will run throughout the learning process. And to transit to higher classes, a standardised national examination will be carried out, but only on sampled candidates across the country to gauge the overall understanding of taught subjects. These details are contained in the 'Basic Education Curriculum Framework' seen by The Standard. The document eliminates the 8-4-4-education structure and proposes new learning levels from pre-school to tertiary education, complete with intended age gaps per learning stage. - The Standard

 

Join other Kenyans in the UK in waving our Kenyan flag  and commemorating this special occasion that we inherited

from our forefathers, This is a well organised evening of Mature people, good music (Nairobi Style) and Kenyan flag.

LONDON - SAT 10th Dec 2016 - FREE ENTRY  - (free entry guaranteed until midnight)
Address 1, Poppin Business Centre, South Way, Wembley HA9 0HB
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MATURE people - Good music - Kenyan flag - Closing time 5am.
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A Whispers from London (The first impression!)

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

We left Heathrow airport one early morning for a two week holiday in Llorte de Mar, Spain. We had to have a stopover at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris before proceeding to Barcelona international airport. Personally, I had always wanted to go to Spain as a tourist. God’s timing is the best because we were definitely headed to Spain.

When we landed in Paris, my wife turned to me and asked me whether I had noticed anything weird in the plane. I told her that I was so busy chatting with the children that I did not recall seeing anything peculiar. I looked at her and so that she looked worried.


The whole country by that was still shocked by the news of the two girls (Holy and Jessica) who had been abducted and murdered in Soham, Cambridgeshire in United Kingdom. Terrorism was at high noon with the bombing of the twin towers in America. Any news could have been bad news anytime.


'There is a man in the plane who kept on looking at us especially you in particular. I don't know what is in his mind but time will tell,' she said.
'If his hobby is looking at us, let him have fun,' I said as we proceeded to the departure desk.


'If I were you, I would be concerned, don't you remember that incident last week at the superstore?' She asked.
'An incident last week?! I don't remember!' I said.


C'mon you must be having very short memory! Remember those two men we saw at the Supermarket?' she asked.Indeed, we had seen two men follow children in a supermarket in Watford, UK who we later learned were paedophiles. We had two small children with us, was he eyeing them? Time would tell.

Within fifteen minutes we were through with French immigration and were now ready to take our connecting flight. Suddenly we left the runway and we were back in the skies on our way to Barcelona. To be honest, I startedto get bothered about the stranger my wife was talking about although I put a brave face (What do you expect from a quintessential traditional African man?) My wife wrote a note to me where she told me to look at the person in the left front row by the window seat. When I raised my head to see who he was, I found him staring at me and the children. He was a black, middle aged man and was wearing a white hat and black sunglasses. Immediately he saw me, he pretended to be enjoying the beautiful architectural design of the plane. Suddenly, he opened a newspaper and started to read.

We had left Toulouse, France and were now cruising at good speed down the gulf of lion. We were only few minutes away from landing at Barcelona international Airport. I decided to ignore the weird man and enjoyed the wonderful view of the ocean below as we started making a descent ready to land. My hope was that once we landed at the airport, the strange man will go his way and we go our way. For Heaven’s sake I was going on holiday to enjoy not to eat fish and porridge with devils!

We finally landed safely at the airport. As we sorted out our bags, I could still see that the same man was still looking at me from the corner of my eyes. Any time I looked at him and our eyes met, his head could make a 180 degree turn away from me.


It was around evening when we boarded the bus to go to Barcelona city Centre. From Barcelona, we would take another bus and travel for around eighty kilometres to Lloret De Mar. We were the first to board the bus and so far the strange man had not entered. I saw the driver look at his watch and then started the engine ready to go. Surprise! Surprise! The same weird man opened the bus door as it was about to close and entered with his luggage. He found an empty seat exactly behind my seat then sat down next to two other people of Spanish origin. They greeted each other in Spanish like good old friends.


‘Halo, voy a Lloret de Mar,’ I heard him say to the others. What he was saying was that he was going to Lloret de Mar. I felt as if the whole world was on my shoulders! I wanted to be a million miles away from him and he was now going to the same place as us? Surely the devil must have been working overtime on me! Was this man a paedophile, maybe a detective, a murderer or was it just a coincidence that we were going to the same place? But then why keep on looking at us as if we were fossils that refused to be extinct? Why follow us everywhere?

We reached the city of Barcelona and we were mesmerised by its beauty. The whole city is sandwiched between hills with myriads of hotels built one after the other for hundreds of miles. No wonder it’s one of the leading Tourist destinations in the world. On reaching the city centre, we alighted and boarded the bus to our final destination. My children and their mum stayed in the left row of the bus while I occupied the right row waiting for others to fill the other thee empty seats.

The much I tried to erase the strange man from my mind, the more the thoughts of him occupied my mind. It was my humble prayer that the weird man find a seat somewhere else but to my surprise again, he gestured to me that he wanted to take a seat next to me! Oh my God! I figured out that by the time we would have finished the eighty kilometre journey to our destination, either him or I would be dead if he continued staring at me.

With time, Barcelona city centre was now behind us as we continued with our journey. The gentleman beside me removed his sunglasses and gave me a real concentrated look. I tried to ignore him but he turned to me and started chatting with me:-
‘How are you Sir?’ he said to me. On hearing him talk, I ignored his greetings and went on reading my paper.


‘Nice to see you. You are so lost!’ he said politely.
‘Yeah, yeah, I am lost in your mother’s skirt, I guess!’ I told him angrily.
‘Man Man, you don’t have to be rude?’ he said.
‘Whaaaaat? You, you, you know my name?’ I asked in bated breath.


‘Oh yes! I am surprised you don’t remember me. I used to work with you many, many years in that ‘Kampuniya baba na Mama’ don’t you remember?’ he asked. I looked at him once more in shock but I could not remember meeting him anywhere in my life.
‘My name was Mr. Ssembosse…remember the one who used to head Department X those days?’ he said. For some few seconds, I felt as if I was in dreamland. Suddenly, I remembered him, even how he used to come to my office smoking pipe and talking to me as if I was human waste by the roadside on a rainy day.

From my recollection, Mr. Ssembosse was a man of few words to everyone else who was below the level of the Departmental Head. His cold demeanour towards his colleagues made him become unpopular to the general staff but a darling to those in the higher cadre in the Company. On the centrally, his department was always voted one the best department in sales in all our offices worldwide. Due to his efficiency, he was poached by our competitors to Head one of their offices in Europe.

Whatever Mr. Ssembosse’s history, I was overjoyed to see one of my former colleagues after so many years.
‘Man Man, I have been expecting you to acknowledge my presence all the way from Heathrow Airport but you have been ignoring me,’ he said.
‘I had no idea who you were. I thought you were a detective or a paedophile! Sorry for that,’ I told him.
‘Man Man, I have one request to make…’
‘Yes, go on…’


‘You have to forgive me Man Man. Can you remember that strong worded e-mail I wrote about you to the Financial Director copied to all Head of Departments?’


‘Yes, I do! You maligned my reputation and you even made the Financial Director refuse to give me a salary raise. But if that made you happy, be my guest Mr. Ssembosse.’


‘Would you believe that I have always wanted to say sorry to you because I wrote it out of malice? From the moment you were awarded …you were my competitor so regrettably, I thought that the best thing was to stab your back through the F.D.’


‘No situation is permanent, now you and I are in Europe in the best countries. I needed your support that time but instead of supporting me, you destroyed me. Those days are gone, we will possibly never have a working relationship again. That was the time to grab the chance and treat people with kindness but you misused the chance. I am sure you could have built a better relationship with your team instead of creating imaginary enemies with your juniors. I forgive you seventy times seventy times but you will take the guilt with you to the grave Sir,’ I concluded.

God gives us seasons to do whatever we want with our lives. Remember that time when you and your siblings used to sit together and were served food by your mother many years ago? That was the chance to bond with your siblings and if you did not, you missed the chance. There is no other time that you and your young siblings will ever again be small children because that time is gone and gone. The time to treat your colleagues well irrespective of your rank is now not tomorrow, tomorrow will be too late because they will not need you. Do not mistreat people because of the way they are today, tomorrow will come and they might be ahead of you and you will need them.

In the family circle, the time to be good to your spouse is now. We are in December and you don’t know whether this is his/her last year on earth. Enjoy this golden moment because we are here for a very limited time. This is the time to make your home Heaven for your children because they will not remain children forever. Educate them, spend time with them because you don’t know the hour or the time. Those who speak Latin would tell you, ‘Carpe diem’ which simply means – Grab the opportunity.

 

 

 

 

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New Kenya Society Hon. Secretary Pamela Chesire (centre)

 

 


LEEDS FRI 9th Dec 2016 
Leeds on Fri 9th Dec 2016 at the Safari Afrique club, address 32-34 ASSEMBERLY STREET LEEDS LS2 7DE 

For more information about the LEEDS event please call 07876490395, Mike 07982962052 or call Otach on 02032900254
Other cities smile, the best entertainers Kenyans in the UK are on the way, but for now lets meet in

Leeds on Fri 9th Dec at the Safari Afrique and on Sat 10th Dec in Wembley, London.

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KENYA VISION 2030 CHAIR, TO HOLD INVESTMENT FORUMS IN THE USA

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Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board Chair is reaching out to East Africans living in the USA to invest back home.


Dr. James Mwangi, Chairman of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and CEO of Equity Group Holdings will be holding diaspora meetings in Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston and New Jersey to discuss “Emerging investment opportunities in East Africa”. The intention of this drive is to offer East Africans information on opportunities to invest back home while living or working abroad and control how their money works for them from wherever they are. 


The forums will be held between 8th December-12th December, 2016. Attendees will be exposed to available secure opportunities for investment back home. 

 

East Africa’s economy is forecast to grow phenomenally this year. There are a number of reasons for optimism across the region including increasing infrastructure investments, fiscal consolidation and a developing private sector.

 

Kenya’s economy remains resilient growing at 6.1% in the first 6 months of this year compared to a similar period when it grew at 5.3% in 2014 and 5.6% last year. Kenya is arguably the fastest growing country in Africa as it stands today and the focus for the Kenyan economy to grow by 6% in 2016 is still feasible.

 

The World Bank believes that Kenya in particular “has the potential to be one of Africa’s great success stories from its growing and youthful population, a dynamic private sector, a new constitution, and its pivotal role in East Africa.”

 

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Kenya’s diaspora cash hits a record Sh163 billion


NAIROBI: Kenyans in the diaspora defied the grim state of the global economy sending to their motherland a record $1.6 billion (Sh163 billion) in remittances, says a new World Bank report. Kenya was among the highest recipients of remittances in 2015. This is a 16.5 per cent increase from 2014’s Sh139 billion ($1.5 billion). According to the global lender’s Migration and Remittances Fact book 2016 that looked into remittances and immigration, of the World Bank’s 188 member countries, Nigeria which received $20 billion (Sh2.04 trillion) in remittances was the highest recipient in the world. Ghana was second having received a total of $2billion in remittances while Kenya and Senegal came third with $1.6 billion in remittances each. “Migrants are now sending earnings back to their families in developing countries at levels above $441 billion, a figure three times the volume of official aid flows to these countries,” Director, Development Indicators Group, Augusto Lopez-Claros, noted in the forward of the report. He reckons the inflows of cash constitute more than 10 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in some 25 developing countries and lead to increased investment in health, education, and small business in various communities. The World Bank report did not specify from which countries the money came. It also did not indicate the remittances on a monthly basis as the Central Bank does. Traditionally, over 80 per cent of the country’s remittances come from North America and Europe.

 

According to the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), which regularly updates data on diaspora remittances into the country, as of September 15, remittances from North America constituted about 48.2 per cent, while those from Europe comprised 29.1 per cent. The report also showed that Kenya was among the top 10 remittance senders with an outflow of about $0.2 billion (Sh20.4 billion) in 2015. As of September, 2015 Kenyans from the Diaspora had sent in about Sh116 billion, according to figures from CBK. The regulator notes that remittance inflows to Kenya in September 2015 increased by 0.9 per cent to $128.4 million compared to $127.4 million recorded in September 2014, but decreased by 3.4 per cent in relation to inflows in August 2015. Getting data on the recipient for the international bank was challenging. “Without new, adequately representative surveys of recipients and senders, evidence from existing household surveys will only be indicative rather than comprehensively,” read the report in part. The CBK, for example, tracks remittances sent through formal channels that include commercial banks and other authorised international money remittance service providers, leaving out unrecorded flows through informal channels. The true size of remittances is believed to be larger. The report’s data on remittances and on the components of remittances are from the IMF Balance of Payments Statistics database (2015) and World Bank data obtained from central banks and statistical offices websites. - The Standard.

 

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WORD OF TODAY

Psalm 118:6

 

 

Four Steps to Overcoming Fear
We read in Psalm 118:6: "The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" First, be willing to take a risk. Yes, you might be hurt or embarrassed - so what? To overcome insecurity and gain confidence you must allow yourself the freedom to take a chance. Start writing that book, take those music lessons, stand up and speak at the meeting! Feel the fear and do it anyway! ‘Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe’ (Proverbs 29:25 NIV 2011 Edition). Second, learn to laugh at yourself. Get over your obsessive need for approval and acceptance and learn to laugh at your mistakes. We’re all human; stop taking yourself so seriously! When you make a mistake, be the first to see the funny side, and you’ll find people more supportive than you think. Third, start thinking realistically. It’s time to drop the security blanket and realise it’s not all about you. You are not the centre of the universe, and your little faux pas(French meaning an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation) don’t mean that much in the bigger scheme of things. Besides, mistakes are often better teachers than success. Fourth, reward yourself for little victories. When you complete a project, reward yourself. When you take advice or correction without retaliating, reward yourself. Often the people we lash out at, are those trying the hardest to help us. Get used to the idea that you’re valuable, talented, and skilled, and your worth in God’s eyes is inestimable. Stop scrutinising yourself through distorted lenses and start seeing yourself with 20/30 vision. Once you can do that, your fears will be replaced by confidence in yourself and in your future.

 

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Fire at Oakland music event leaves up to 40 feared dead in California


As many as 40 people may have died in a massive fire at a warehouse party in California. Nine people have already been confirmed dead but at least another 25 are missing, according to Oakland fire chief Teresa Deloach Reed. Firefighters said there had been about 50 people inside the building when the tragedy happened in Oakland's Fruitvale district late on Friday night. Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt Ray Kelly said the victims are believed to be people aged in their 20s and that as many as 40 may have been killed in the blaze. He added that the coroner was preparing for a "mass casualty event" that could also include victims from other countries. Crews saw no evidence that smoke detectors were activated at the electronic music event and there was no sprinkler system in the building, chief Deloach Reed was quoted as saying. She said most of the people who died were found on the second floor. She added: "This is a true loss for the city, for the firefighters who responded, and the people who lost family and friends. It's just tragic, a real tragedy."

 

Jubilee MPs claim Junet Mohamed received NYS cash - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 


Raila's 2017 campaign machine up and running

Cord leader Raila Odinga’s campaign strategy for next year’s General Election can be revealed. Unknown to many Kenyans and even most politicians, the former prime minister has already set up a campaign secretariat and is putting the final touches on aspects of his campaign eight months before polling day. Nation inquiries and interviews with those familiar with Mr Odinga’s plans to face President Uhuru Kenyatta revealed a push to correct what he believes was his undoing in the disputed 2013 elections. Pretty aware of their opponents’ endless resources and state machinery, Mr Odinga’s handlers plan to mobilise a war chest for a successful campaign. A 14-member campaign committee, which largely excludes his traditional advisers, is already up and running. It is holding regular meetings at the secretariat in a suburb west of the capital. The team is headed by University of Nairobi don Adams Oloo. It’s members are from business, politicians and the civil society who meet frequently in Nairobi and brief Mr Odinga every week on his strengths and weaknesses. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

 

 

Churchill on marriage - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest

 

China's foreign ministry says it has lodged a complaint with the US after President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan's leader in a phone call. China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province. US policy set in 1979 cut formal relations with Taiwan. Mr Trump's transition team said he and Tsai Ing-wen noted "close economic, political, and security ties". The US is Taiwan's most important ally and provides Taiwan with sufficient weaponry to defend itself. China said it had lodged a "solemn representation" with Washington. According to the state news agency Xinhua, China urged the US "to cautiously, properly handle Taiwan issue to avoid unnecessary disturbance to Sino-US relations". Foreign Minister Wang Yi dismissed the call as a "petty trick" by Taiwan, Chinese state media said. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT TAIWAN


 

 

Power Breakfast interview with Pastor Paul Kuria

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A SWAHILI PROVERB
Uzuri wa mke ni tabia si sura
A wife's beauty is in her character, not her figure

 

THE TWO MEN WHO ARE KILLING EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF A

WOMAN AS IF THERE IS ONLY ONE WOMEN IN THESE WORLD


The identity of the woman William Osewe (left) and Tom Mboya (right) had been fighting over has been revealed. According to the Star, the woman who was a bone of contention between Osewe and the man who shot him, Tom Oywa Mboya, is Osewe’s wife, Stella Mwende. The two have been feuding over her for the past two years. “Osewe walked into the Hagon fish restaurant and found the other man eating, He begun shouting at him, asking him what it is the man and his wife were planning. Mboya When drew his Ceska pistol and threatened to shoot him,” said witnesses as quoted on the news site. Osewe is said to have dared his shooter to go ahead and Mboya shot him three times in succession. Two bullets hit his abdomen and one hit his leg. Clients scampered to safety as Mboya ran to his car and drove off. Osewe lay writhing in pain on the floor before help was sent for. Mboya later turned himself in to the police and surrendered his weapon as well. It emerged he had been denied a licence three times prior. The bullet that hit his leg went through and hit a watchman who did not know he had been hit until he saw the blood. Doctors say one of the bullets hit Osewe’s spinal cord and it is possible he might be paralyzed. He is currently at the Aga Khan hospital fighting for his life. - The Star


 

 

 

 

 

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1.Wings to Fly Equity Bank
2.Jamia Mosque Committee
3.Masomo Foundation
4.Umma Foundation
5. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation
6. Palm House Foundation
7. First Community Bank Foundation
8. Gulf African Bank Foundation
9. KCB Foundation
10. Ma'ahad Da'awah Group
11. Constituency Development Fund
12. County Education Fund

For more information, visit any of these institutions' branches countrywide,,,

Kindly share this widely to assist a bright needy kid get education.

 

 

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ABC BANK ARE LOOKING FOR AGENTS IN THE DIASPORA

ABC Bank Diaspora Manager Mr. Joseph Waithaka

 

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

 

 

HERI HOMES TO HOST A PARTY FOR DIASPORA VISITORS IN NAIROBI
Mary Njonjo is coming to Scotland for a week during the Jamhuri Celebrations on 10th Dec.


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


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


 

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Serah, Leah, Eunice, Mercy and John Karie of UK have lost their mother in Kenya

 

It is With a deep sorrow we announce the death of our beloved Mother Chrispina Wanjiru Kiarie, Who passed away on 29th of November 2016. Mother to Sèrah kiarie, leah kiarie of London , Eunice kiarie of Northampton, mercy kiarie stoke on Trent John Kiarie of Coventry, mother In law to Bancy Waithera of Coventry, Prayers and Meetings will commence on Thursday to Saturday. The meeting Venue is 113 Hewitt avenue, Coventry CV6 1NP. Those who are wishing to support the family financially, please do so through Natwest bank Account 3 1 1 6 5 6 6 4, Sort code 560045. The funeral will be on Thursday 8/12/2016. The body will leave Monalisa Montezuma Funeral Home at 8.00 AM and Burial and Church Service is at GITIHA Village, GITHUNGURI Location KIAMBU County For further enquires please contact Kiarie on,+254713964264, Bancy, 07828846069, Leah Kiarie 07455 663668, Solomon 07737805974.

 

 

Chinese loans for Mombasa to Malaba railway hit Sh1 trillion


Total Chinese loans to Kenya for the construction of the Mombasa to Malaba standard gauge railway will hit the Sh1 trillion mark after Exim Bank of China expressed interest in funding the third phase of the project. The lender will pump in Sh490 billion to build the railway between Kisumu and Malaba to link Kenya and Uganda, bringing the total cost to Sh1.02 trillion. This comes at a time when Kenya’s annual debt repayment is set to hit Sh618.5 billion next year, which will see the Treasury spend an estimated Sh40 out of every Sh100 collected from taxpayers on servicing the ballooning loans. The bill represents a 38.5 per cent jump from Sh446.4 billion spent on public debt this year, compared to projected 12 per cent growth in tax collection; a key indicator of the country’s ability to repay. The bank is already financing the first leg of the railway from Mombasa to Nairobi at a cost of Sh380 billion with completed work standing at over 90 per cent currently.


The second phase between Nairobi and Naivasha, a stretch of 120 kilometres, will cost Sh150 billion. The higher cost between Nairobi and Naivasha has been attributed to harsh terrain. As a result, the cost of tunnels will take up 23 per cent of the total cost estimated at Sh18.2 billion. The tunnels will cut through Rift Valley escarpments, making design work more expensive. Exim Bank will also fund construction of a modern Sh14 billion port on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu as Kenya targets a bigger maritime trade stake with its land locked neighbours. Kisumu is seen as a critical hub for trade with neighbouring countries such as Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the entire Great Lakes region. Kisumu port registered robust business activity for decades, helped by a reliable railway system and maritime vessels which ferried cargo to ports such as Mwanza and Bukoba in Tanzania and Jinja and Port Bell in Uganda. The first phase of the new railway will be commissioned next year in June. The railway is one of Kenya’s Vision 2030 flagship projects. It is expected to ease transport as well as strengthen cooperation among East African Community member states and promote trade and the region’s economic development. - Daily Nation.

 

US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set

in 1979 when formal relations were cut. Mr Trump's transition team said the two leaders noted "close economic,

political, and security ties" between the US and Taiwan in a phone call.

 

 

Why 'Jesus' Daniel Christos and Melody tour the World barefoot - #theTrend

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BottomLine East Africa : Somalia Elections with

Michelle Ngele 2nd December 2016

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Top private schools across Kenya now face closure over exams scandal


At least 20 top private schools risk deregistration for running multiple examination centres to boost results in a bid to attract students. The schools produce best students in national examinations every year. But behind the facade of success lurks a dirty trick –the institutions admit many students but register candidates in separate examination centres based on their performance. Among the schools fingered for engaging in this act are Makini Schools in Nairobi and Kisumu, Gilgil Hill Academy, Mt Kenya Academy, St Kevin Academy in Mombasa, Lizar Junior Academy in Naivasha and New Light in Komarock, Nairobi. Others are from Nyeri, Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Nyandarua, Meru and Machakos. Nairobi and Nakuru top the list. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i warned on Thursday that the schools will be deregistered. Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) chairperson George Magoha termed the practice ‘criminal fraud.’  - The Standard.

 

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Wings to Fly scholarship Application forms are ready

Wings to Fly scholarship Application forms are ready for collection in All Equitybank branches.

Passmark for 2017 is 350. The Applicant should have sat his/her exams in 2016.
Kindly pass this message to Any needy child out there.

The Scholarship caters for Tuition fees,shopping,pocket money and transport to and from school.

 

Deadline for picking forms is Monday 5th December, 2016.

 

Jomo pays Governor Alfred Mutua courtesy call


 President Uhuru Kenyatta's eldest son, Jomo, is generally a person who loves his profile lying low and often avoids the media. On Tuesday, however, a few days after getting married, Jomo showed up in Machakos and unlike in the past, many photos of him were taken After tying the knot with his sweetheart of many days Achola Ngobi, the president's eldest son, Jomo appeared in public for the first time. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 

 

Osewe had been in two year love triangle with woman, man who shot him

William Osewe, the man who was shot

 


A two year love triangle was behind the shooting of a millionaire restaurateur on Thursday. William Osewe and his friend Tom Oywar Mboya had a long running feud over Osewe's wife Stella Mwende that culminated in the shooting. The proprietor of the famous Ronalo foods eatery on Kimathi Street is fighting for his life at Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi. Witnesses said that Osewe and Mboya, who are both Gor Mahia fans, exchanged harsh words when they bumped into each other at Hagon fish restaurant near Rosters along Thika road. "Osewe walked in and found the other man eating. He began shouting at him, asking him what it is the man and his wife were planning," said a waiter. Mboya drew his Ceska pistol and threatened to shoot. Osewe dared him. Mboya then fired three bullets in rapid succession. Two bullets entered Osewe's abdomen and one hit his leg. One bullet exited his body and hit the leg of a watchman who did not realise until he saw the blood. Clients at the restaurant took cover while Mboya rushed to his car and drove off.

 

Osewe lay writhing on the ground but was soon rushed to a nearby AAR clinic and then taken in an ambulance to Aga Khan hospital in critical condition. In 2014 Mboya reported at Nairobi Area CID offices that Osewe had accused him of having an affair with Mwende and threatened him. Osewe went out with Mwende, a former banker, for several years when he ran his first restaurant near Nairobi Railway Station. He eventually married her as a second wife, and they got two children who are now adults. Mboya, a former tour driver who is now running his own company, is married with seven children. He told police in 2014 that Osewe had accused him of going out with his wife, an accusation he denied. A file was opened but the two parties settled the matter out of court after intervention from family and friends. Doctors say that one bullet may have hit Osewe's spine and he risks becoming paralysed. Mboya reportedly drove his Lexus to to Kasarani police station after the incident, reported the shooting and surrendered his gun. Kasarani DCI chief Douglas Shikanda said they are still conducting investigations. "We have heard that the cause of the fighting is a dispute over a certain woman, but that will be covered in the course of the investigation," Shikanda said. Police are also investigating if Mboya's gun was licensed. The police denied him a firearms license three times in the past. Osewe's restaurant along Kimathi Street was packed with clients as usual yesterday. Many had not heard about the shooting but the staff and some guests had heard. The staff wished their boss a quick recovery. - The Star

 

 

 

A 1963 Harvard graduate said this:

"My one big mistake in life has been providing a trust fund for my five children. I'm very comfortable paying for an education for as long as they want to study in a reputable university.

However, providing additional funds so they could have a lifestyle beyond what they have achieved on their own was a mistake".

A leadership teacher, John Maxwell says and I quote "If you do everything for your children, what will they do for themselves?"
By the time they finish university education, we have slaved and built houses for them, put car keys in their hands and bankrolled their wedding.

What will they do for themselves? In the course of doing these for them, some people develop hypertension and all sorts of illnesses. Some slump and die. Some even steal to achieve these for their children.

I submit to you all that inheritance goes beyond material things. Give your children the right values, strong character and a revelatory knowledge of the power they carry as a creature or child of God.

Then they will create water to sell in the dessert and sell sand to the Arabs to build mansions for themselves.

Do something for your children to make them have a softer take off. The keyword is 'take off'. Do not take over their lives because you yourself have your life to live.

Think about these things.

 

 

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Aspiring MPs soon to need college degrees

Justice and Legal Affairs Committee Chairman Samuel Chepkonga addresses the media in Kapsoya, Eldoret,

on January 4, 2016. The committee endorsed a Bill to amend various election-related laws. 


Aspirants for MP will now be required to have at least a degree, while those wishing to be MCAs must have a post-secondary school diploma. This follows last night’s vote by MPs on a Bill by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee and Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to amend various election-related laws. After the 2022 elections, MCAs will also be requiredto have a degree. The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill is, however, still some way from full approval as MPs have to pass one final vote on the proposed law in its entirety and hand it over to the Senate. There was no debate when the clause was passed. With the National Assembly going on its December break last night but likely to hold special sittings to consider nominees to the electoral commission, the revenue allocation commission and the Budget Policy Statement, the Bill will take some time before it is sent to the President for approval. This would give MPs and aspirants who are opposed to the proposal time to lobby for it to be scrapped either at the Senate or by the President via a veto of the Bill when it is presented for assent. -Daily Nation.

 

 

Be careful in UK as temperatures are dropping to -10c a Killer Freeze set for the weekend

 

 

 

Oduor Victor Odhiambo tops KCPE 2016 with 437 marks - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

 

CS Dr. Matiang’i releases KCPE exam results - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

Sitting indoors while your car defrosts outside is

ILLEGAL, police warn drivers

Now the winter weather has arrived and your car is frozen in the morning, you might be tempted to leave your engine running to let it defrost. Well, don’t. Police are warning motorists that they’re not only at risk of getting their car stolen, but it’s also illegal. The warnings come after a spate of thefts earlier this week of cars that were left unlocked on the drive with their keys in the ignition. West Midlands Police said officers are now investigating 15 thefts after a further 11 vehicles, with a combined value of more than £200,000, were taken on the same morning after being left unlocked on the drive with their keys in the ignition. Sergeant Andy Gregory, Force Crime Reduction officer, said: “It may be surprising but we continue to see people leaving their cars with the keys in on their drives on icy mornings.”

 

 

 

 

Ranalo Foods owner William Osewe fighting for his life after being shot - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Knight Frank survey shows low demand for Nairobi luxury residences


Knight Frank managing director Ben Woodhams


House prices in prime residential areas of Nairobi fell by 2.3 per cent in the third quarter of the year on the back of low demand that depressed traded volume, a report by property management firm Knight Frank shows. Ben Woodhams, managing director at Knight Frank Kenya, said the fall in transactions was due to buyers looking for good long-term capital gains — by targeting only properties that result in good returns when put back into the market. Knight Frank says prime properties is seen as safe and resilient investment option by the wealthy compared to alternatives such as the stock market. A report by the firm in September showed the value of luxury homes in Nairobi had shot up by 40 per cent over the past five years as more wealthy individuals opt to invest in the segment. Knight Frank defines prime homes as the most desirable and expensive property in a location or the top-five percentile of each market by value.


In Nairobi, luxury home prices start from Sh80 million while the rent starts from Sh250,000 for apartments and Sh300,000 for townhouses and standalone units. Rents for prime residential areas also fell by 9.2 per cent in the in the year to June following an oversupply in the market. The firm predicts the rents will stagnate until after the general election set for next year when they project demand to rise. “The prime property segment is undergoing a normal property cycle. “The pressure on rents is largely due to the current oversupply in the market,” he said. The supply of office space has also exceeded the demand with three million square feet projected to have come into the market in 2016 alone. The firm anticipates the small-scale oil production set to start next year will result in improved uptake of office spaces in Nairobi. Knight Frank, however, maintains that demand will not outgrow supply. “We have a slight oversupply of office space but demand is still there. “We expect half of the office space made available in 2016 to be in Upper Hill with Westlands taking up about 500,000 square feet and the rest of the space spread across the city,” he said. Cement production and consumption is also expected to rise as developers embark on high-value projects after the elections. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics latest data indicates that in the first eight months of the year, building plans valued at Sh212 billion were approved. - Daily Nation.

 

 

DP William Ruto will not be able to graduate on Friday because he did not meet some ‘standards’. Ruto, who has been pursuing a PhD at the University of Nairobi, said the reason he was unsuccessful in his studies this year is because he has not met some ‘standards’ and ‘requirements’. His thesis focused on the impact of human activities on riparian reserves at Saiwa Swamp, in Trans Nzoia County. But he said he is expected to graduate in December next year.

 

 

Summary of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results


Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results which were done under strict conditions have been released today, December 1.


Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i released the results in a shocking move which caught the entire nation by surprise. The results were announced earlier than previous dates usually the last week of December. Below is a summary of the KCPE results as released by the Education CS;


9. Form one school selection process is set to begin on Friday, December 2016


8. Over 942,000 students sat for the KCPE examinations in 2016


7. 49.7% girls and 50.3% boys sat for the KCPE 2016 examinations


6. No exam cheating being reported during the KCPE examinations with 21 incidents of malpractice reported in the country


5. The highest candidate scored 439 marks a drop compared to the 2015 results with the highest candidate scoring 449 marks


4. There will be no cancellation of results in the 2016 KCPE results, first time in the history of national examination results.


3. There will be no ranking done in the 2016 KCPE results despite the law being passed in October requiring ranking of schools.


2. Over 5190 students got over 400 marks in the exams and will secure a place in the top national schools in the country whether from private or public schools


1. 950 students with special needs sat for the KCPE results with the highest candidate scoring 421 marks

 

 

 

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Veteran journalist Alex Chamwada's daughter clocks 406 points

Alex Chamwada and his family

The 2016 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results were released Thursday, December 1, by Education CS Fred Matiag’i just less than a month after candidates sat for the exams. Chamwada’s first born daughter, Chelsea Adaga Chamwada, sat for the exams and managed an impressive score of 406, effectively putting her in the bracket of those above the 400 mark. She was a student at the at the Rudan Junior Academy in Lavington, Nairobi. Speaking exclusively to TUKO.co.ke, Chamwada expressed his delight at his daughter’s impressive result. - Tuko

 

 

City tycoon Osewe, owner of Ranalo eatery, shot after a quarrel over a woman

 

Restaurateur William Osewe, who owns the K’Osewe Ranalo Foods, has been shot and seriously injured in Kasarani near Roasters Inn. He was shot in the stomach three times. One of the bullets exited and hit a guard on the leg. Police say Mr Osewe was rushed to the AAR Healthcare at the Mountain Mall. His vehicle, a Mercedes Benz registration number KAV 520L, has been towed to Kasarani police station. The attacker, Mr Oywa Mboya, a licenced firearm holder, has claimed that the victim confronted him first. He has since surrendered to the police and has been disarmed. Sources say the two met earlier and even ate lunch together at a fish joint near Roasters Inn. After the meal, they started quarreling over a woman. - nyumbanitv.com

 

 

 

How to check your 2016 KCPE results
1. SMS your Index Number to 22252 from your mobile phone.

This might take time as the system might be clogged.

 

Top candidate in KCPE scored 439 marks, says Fred Matiang'i


Teachers and parents celebrate Odour Victor Odhiambo of Daisy Special School in

Kakamega after he scored 437 marks and on right is Education CS Fred Matiang'i

 
The top candidate in the 2016 KCPE exams managed 439 marks, not 436, as earlier announced, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has clarified. This is a 10-mark drop from last year's 449. In the results released at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in Nairobi, only 5,190 obtained 400 marks and above compared to 7,560 in 2015.


NO CHEATING
And for the first time in Kenya's KCPE history, Dr Matiang'i said all candidates would receive their results as there was not a single case of cheating. Only 21 cases of malpractices and attempted cheating were reported across the country, he said. But Dr Matiang'i failed to meet the expectations of the nation when he announced that schools and candidates would not be ranked, saying the law ordering the return to the old tradition took effect too late.


UHURU BRIEFED
President Kenyatta assented to the 2016 Kenya National Examinations Council (Amendment) Act in late August and it came into effect in October. Before heading to KICD, Dr Matiang'i briefed President Kenyatta on the results at State House, Nairobi. He was accompanied by Kenya National Examinations Council chairman (Knec) George Magoha, Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia and Knec acting CEO Mercy Karogo. Some 952,021 candidates wrote the tests from November 1 to November 3 — an evaluation that marks the transition from primary to secondary schools. Of these, 50.3 percent were boys. A total of 1,950 special-needs candidates sat for the exams, with the top managing 421 marks.


EXAM FEES
The Cabinet secretary said that starting next year the government would pay KCPE exams fees for all candidates in both private and public schools. And in addition to the ongoing efforts to curb cheating, Dr Matiang'i said all private candidates will have to write their tests from centres approved by the Education ministry. Headteachers will also be required to register all their candidates as one entity in one centre after it emerged that schools seeking a higher ranking were listing pupils at different centres.


RETURN TO RANKING
This year's release was a clear break from tradition in terms of timing — the results are being issued at the beginning, not the end, of December. Former Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi had banned ranking, saying it created unnecessary competition and encouraged cheating.


ANNUAL FANFARE
But in August this year, MPs passed a new law reintroducing the annual fanfare that had become the hallmark of the results announcement. And instead of measuring and ranking performance in KCPE and KCSE tests alone, the 2016 Kenya National Examination (Amendment) Act requires the minister to also rank performance of schools in co-curricular activities next year. - Daily Nation.

 


Microchip in hand allows you to pay for goods in UAE

Microchip in hand allows you to pay for goods

 

It might sound like something from a dystopian science fiction fantasy but you could soon be able to pay for goods and services with a microchip that is embedded in your hand, according to Etisalat officials. The UAE telecoms giant unveiled new injectable microchips, which store all your credit card, ID and business card data inside, for the first time in the Middle East at GITEX 2016 in Dubai. The technique is called bio-hacking, where an alien device is embedded on the back of the hand between the thumb and forefinger using a special syringe, medical tattoo artist Hazim Naori told 7DAYS. “We clean the skin with sanitiser and after this we put the marks exactly where we want to pierce it,” he said. “We insert the needle under the skin with a part of the need that pushes it in, and that’s where it settles and it needs a week or two to heal.” Naori performed the implant for the first time on October 7 on George Held, from Etisalat’s Innovation team. Speaking about the implantation, he said: “It’s like a piercing, it doesn’t hurt, but it feels a bit uncomfortable for the first day. The bio-hacking improves and enhances your body and will be not just a wearable device, but a device within yourself. You cannot replace or lose it, if you have an accident it’s still with you.” Held warned, though, that before it can be commercially launched, decisions need to be made on what role it will play in society. “There is no legality issue here. We already have agreements with Emirates ID and Visa and we issue a credit card with it through Etisalat, we have rights to issue those,” Held explained to 7DAYS. He revealed that final costs for the procedure are not confirmed yet but it is expected to cost Dhs500 ($100) for both the injection and the gadget itself. Asked if the information stored on the chip could be hacked with the right equipment, Naori said using the card would still require the necessary authentications. “We have to internationally agree on the system and this is eventually going to happen, let’s be honest,” said Naori. “Thirty to 40 years ago there were no (bank) cards and now I have a card with all my ID and sim card on it and put it in the machine without showing anyone my passport. “It’s an electronic smart gate. It’s the same thing, instead of having the card you just have it under your skin and it verifies you.” - 7days.ae

 

The plane which crashed in Colombia killing most of a Brazilian football side had run out of fuel, according to a leaked audio recording.

 

 

 

 

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Celebrated journalist Alex Chamwada joins Uhuru Camp


Former KTN and KBC television journalist is moving a rung hire on his career ladder after he recently wrapped up a season of Daring Abroad that airs on KTN News. Reports have it that he will be joining the Jubilee government as a Communication Specialist ahead of the 2017 General Election. According to Business Today, he will be joining the Jubilee Party secretariat to drive the party’s communications agenda. “It is not clear whether he will be fully employed or ill be working as a consultant but his appointment underscores the increasingly critical role journalist who play a major part in shaping political discourse,” reported the site today, Tuesday, November 30. Chamwada’s appointment might have been influenced by the work done by State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu and David Mugonyi.

 

 

Motorists are being warned to brace for higher prices at the pumps after the first deal to reduce production in eight years.

 

 

 

 

 

Londoners paid more than £5 million to police in the capital's football matches last season

 

 

Passengers at Heathrow left furious over ‘absolute

shambles’ at airport passport control


* Another day, another hour-long queue at airport passport control
* Furious travellers complained they had to wait in 'monster queues'
* Many complained to the airport but responsibility falls with Border Force
* Number of border guards has fallen from 9,145 to 8,153 since 2010 
* Home Office spokesman said clearing non-EEA passengers took four minutes longer than service standard

Furious travellers complained of ‘monster’ queues at Heathrow immigration yesterday amid mounting fears of a shortage of border guards. Weary passengers, many of whom had arrived on long haul flights, claimed they were forced to wait for over an hour in what was branded an ‘absolute shambles.’ It is the third instance in recent weeks where people arriving have criticised long lines at passport control in UK airports amid a growing row over crippling cuts. Some caught up in yesterday morning’s hold ups vented their anger at Heathrow Airport - but immigration is the responsibility of the UK Border Force.  It insisted all British and European arrivals were dealt within the required 25 minutes. However passenger Daniel Cooper tweeted: ‘Now been waiting an hour @HeathrowAirport passport control, no sign of escape any time soon. Absolutely shambolic organisational skills.’ The doctor, who is researching infectious diseases, added: ‘return to U.K. suitably ruined, soul drained and British cynicism restored...’ Former senior ITV journalist Laura Wilshaw tweeted: ‘Absolute shambles @HeathrowAirport T4 this morning. Hundreds and hundreds deep at passport control. Welcome home.’ She posted a picture of long queues waiting for the UK Border.

 

Durham University graduate Charlotte Trundley, travelling into Terminal 3, Tweeted: ‘All 15 E passport gates closed.13 hr flight later & have to wait in a monster queue. Cannot believe it.’  She also posted a picture of the empty e-gates, although the Home Office said they had been operational all day. The latest passenger frustration comes after the Mail revealed how millions of travellers are facing long delays due to cash shortages in the UK Border Force. Last month fliers arriving at Stansted airport complained of ‘shocking’ delays at as up to 5,000 people queued to get through border control late on an ordinary weeknight. And earlier this month passengers arriving in Luton Airport endured lengthy delays because too few staff were manning the desks to let the crowds back into the country. The number of people using Britain’s airports for holidays or business trips has soared by 40million since 2010. But over the same period, the number of border guards fell from 9,145 to 8,153. The Home Office said some of the employees in the 2010 head count now work in other agencies, such as Immigration Enforcement, UK Visas and Immigration and HMRC, and have not been cut from border security resources.  Ministers have slashed Border Force funding from £617million in 2012-13 to £497million in 2015-16, according to a Parliamentary answer.

 

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*WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY!*_

*Our Phones _ Wireless*
*Cooking - _ Fireless*
*Cars - _ Keyless*
*Food - _ Fatless*
*Tyres - _ Tubeless*
*Tools - _ Cordless*
*Dress - _ Sleeveless*
*Youth - _ Jobless*
*Leaders - _ Shameless*
*Relationships-_Meaningless*
*Attitude - _ Careless*
*Wives - _ Fearless*
*Babies - _ Fatherless*
*Feelings - _ Heartless*
*Education - _ Valueless*
*Children - _ Mannerless*
*PARLIAMENT-_CLUELESS*
*MASSES - _ HELPLESS*

_*Everything is becoming LESS but still our hope in God is - Endless.*_

In fact I am *Speechless* Because Salvation remains *Priceless!!*

 

 

 

KTN Leo: Taarifa kamili na Mashirima Kapombe Novemba 30 2016 - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 


Highest Paid Radio Presenters in Kenya

 

Journalism is one of the best careers in Kenya and is rewarding to some few individuals who have joined the media industry. There is this one question students as well as Kenyans ask, who is the highest paid radio presenter in Kenya?Venas News presented result of the best paid journalists in the country as of 2015,we wish to update the list to include individuals who have joined the ranks.


Salaries vary depending on the media company an individual works for: the more the media house makes money, the higher the chances of journalists earning attractive salaries. It is believed that Radio Africa and ***** Media Services are the highest paying media houses while Mediamax Network and KBC are the lowest paying stations.


Latest survey shows that the following are the highest paid radio presenters in Kenya.

 


Maina Kageni
Maina Kageni tops the list of highest paid radio presenters in the country. In 2016, the talented journalist earned a total of Ksh 1.2m-Ksh1.8 million in every single month, beating everyone in the industry. Besides earning from his employer, Radio Africa, the Classic FM presenter makes several thousand from real estate companies who advertise during his morning breakfast show.

 


Daniel Ndambuki  AKA  Mwalimu Kingangi
Daniel Ndambuki and Maina Kageni is an inseparable pair, who started Classif FM from scratch. The popularity of the morning breakfast show at Classic FM grew tremendously when the duo took the driver’s seat. Their show is now ranked position 1 in the country in terms of the money it brings to the company. But as their popularity grows so does Churchill’s pockets. Today, the comedian /journalist earns Ksh1M-Ksh1.3M per month.

 


Njogu Wa Njoroge
Njogu Wa Njoroge was until recently an employee of Uhuru’s Kameme FM, but Radio Africa came with a convincing salary package. At Kameme, Njogu’s salary was less than Ksh500,000 but after joining Radio Africa, his pay rose to Ksh750,000.
Njogu is a very influential media personality, who would attract listeners in a blank of an eye.


Radio Jambo’s Mbusi
Two years ago, Mbusi shocked reggae lovers when he announced he was living Ghetto Radio to join a less known radio station. Before his fans could drop their eyes, they heard,”Mbusi will be earning Ksh650,000 per month”. To surprise you more, the Reggae programme host has added another Ksh100,000 to his already attractive pay. He now earns Ksh 750,000 per month.


Shaffie Weru
Shaffie Weru never disappoints when it comes to drama. But behind that swag is a fat pay slip.Shaffie’s salary crossed the Ksh500, 000 mark last year,he now earns close to what Mbusi takes home.


Willy M Tuva
Willy M Tuva,popularly known as Mzazi host the show,Mseto East Africa, which promotes East African music especially for upcoming artistes. Initially the show was only featured on Radio ******* but later incorporated into ******* TV programs.


Mzazi is an employee of ***** Media Services and is a master of Kiswahili language. Due to his soaring popularity, the talented journalist is rewarded handsomely. Currently his salary is above Ksh400,000. - venasnews.co.ke

 

 

 

University of Nairobi signs deal to train MPs

 

Judge warns against testing older children’s ages via dental x-rays


A court has warned judges against over reliance on dental x-rays to establish the ages of children who arrive in Britain alone. In a new ruling, Mr Justice Ockleton ruled there was not sufficient evidence that a new method of analysing dental x-rays was a reliable way of determining a child’s age and should not be used. The court found that the existing method, while potentially useful for establishing the ages of younger children, could not verify – by experts’ own admission - whether or not someone is over or under the age of 18. The judgment comes as an increasing number of local authorities are seeking permission to rely on dental x-rays as a way of assessing unaccompanied children’s ages. Last month, the British Dental Association stated that testing young people’s teeth to establish their age was immoral and didn’t work. The case was brought after Croydon Council attempted to obtain permission to force two boys from Afghanistan known as ‘ZM’ and ‘SK’ to have a dental x-rays as a means of establishing their ages. Both boys arrived in the UK last summer and said they were 14 and 15 years old respectively. However, Croydon Council didn’t believe them and assessed them both as adults.

 

The boys’ lawyers and the Refugee Council decided to challenge the local authority’s assessment but Croydon Council insisted on sending both boys for dental x-rays to ‘prove’ they were adults after a dental professor claimed it was possible to judge a young person’s age accurately through x-rays. Today’s case focused on whether or not there was independent evidence which supported the idea it was possible to accurately ‘prove’ children’s ages through a new method of analysing dental x-rays. While the case was awaiting judgment, Croydon Council removed ‘SK’ from his foster family, forcibly separated him from his brother, and he was sent to live in an adult accommodation centre. Meanwhile just before the judgment was given, Croydon Council finally accepted that ‘ZM’ was in fact a child. Responding to the ruling, Refugee Council Policy Manager Judith Dennis said: "This ruling will force local authorities to stop looking for easy answers when it comes to assessing children’s ages. "Instead, councils must invest in getting their decisions right through lawful, sensitive and expert led age assessments. It’s vital local authorities get these decisions right: getting them wrong can have disastrous consequences for the children’s safety and well being.”


DURING HIS UK VISIT VISIT IN LONDON LAST MONTH,

DR. MWANGI ADDRESSED A LARGE NUMBER OF KENYANS

Dr. James Mwangi, Chairman of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and CEO of Equity Group Holdings addressing Kenyans at The Royal Regency East London last month where hundreds of Kenyans attended.

 

Dr. James Mwangi and Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe holding Equity Awards for the Best Bank in Africa. As Dr. James Mwangi was addressing Kenyans in East London a team from Equity Bank were caught with Mr. Seed at the back. From far right is Mr. Nyaga of Equity Bank, Mr. Seed and Dr. Alex Muhia Personal Assistant to the CEO.

 

 

 

One suspected robber was on Monday gunned down while three others escaped with bullet wounds

after attempting to raid the home of 2013 Presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth‘s home.

 

KING GEORGE VI HOSPITAL NOW KENYATTA HOSPITAL IN 1962

African nurses at King George VI Hospital , now Kenyatta, leave for lunch in 1962. In 1962 Kenya was awarded for offering

the best maternal and child welfare services in Africa and also ranked ahead of all commonwealth countries in Asia.

 

 

 

 

Mwizi! Mwizi! Crowd in Kirinyaga shout as Uhuru greeted Anne Waiguru

 


Kenyan Banks turn to digital banking amidst layoffs

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 1 – Kenyan Banks are expected to close branches and pursue a digital strategy raising fears of downsizing staff. According to Standard Investment Bank Research, banks are looking at thinner margins following the passing of the Banking Amendment Bill, forcing financial institutions to pursue a technology driven strategy to lower costs. “Presently, Equity Bank has enacted a freeze on opening new branches and is instead using its mobile-based platforms as well as agencies to recruit new clients. Other lenders such as Sidian Bank and Family Bank are planning to cut staff in order to reduce cost of operation,” states an analyst at SIB. Sidian Bank plans to send home at least 108 of its 506 staff at a one-off cost of Sh70 million while Mid-sized Family Bank was the first to declare a voluntary retrenchment programme but did not disclose the numbers targeted. Meanwhile, Pan-African lender Ecobank has announced it will close nine branches, out of its 29 branches, over the next seven months. According to management, the decision was made early this year with the bank planning to pursue a digital strategy, with similar changes planned across the other 36 countries it operates in. Its clients will now be recruited and served across its digital platforms such as mobile and internet platforms. The bank is currently in the process of selling its head office building based in Nairobi’s Central Business District. A recent World Bank report on Kenya dubbed Beyond Resilience, banks’ average net interest margins are likely to decline by up to 430 basis points from the 11.4 percent they averaged in June 2016.


This will impact all categories of Kenyan banks. However, given lower profit margins among Tier 3 banks relative to Tier 1 banks, they are likely to be hit the hardest. Reflecting the impact of the new law on bank profitability, some 15 percent of value of bank stocks (5.4 percent of the all share index) was wiped-off within a month of the passing of the Banking Amendment Bill. Further, the law is likely to reduce the ability of banks to differentiate creditworthiness and price accordingly, leading to a more homogenous product, reduced competition and shutting out of certain categories of borrowers. The WB report reckons consolidation of the banking sector may occur, as most of the smaller banks will face even higher challenges given their relatively high cost of funds. “When combined with more stringent capital requirements, the likelihood of consolidation is very high. This will potentially increase the market share of SACCOs and Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs), who are not subject to the same interest rate restrictions,” the report indicates. There are also concerns that Banks could create special purpose vehicles outside the purview of the Banking Act, freeing them to charge interest rates without the limitations of statutory cap. Banks are expected to also divert more of their assets to government securities. Further, banks with a regional presence will likely reduce Kenyan exposure in favor of other countries. - CapitalFM

 

A Kenyan elderly lady has passed away in Milton Keynes, UK. More later.

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

Proverbs 29:11

 


Keep Your Anger in Check
We read in Proverbs 29:11: "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back." Anger is a God-ordained emotion, but it’s meant to be your servant instead of your master. So keep your temper on a lead. Any time you’re tempted to give in to anger, stop and ask yourself two questions: 1) Is this really worth my anger? Much of the time you’re working only with partial information. Furthermore, when you view someone in the context of their best qualities rather than their worst ones, you usually respond differently. 2) Is this the best way, place, and time to express my anger? It’s hard to ask yourself this in the heat of the moment, but your emotions can be tamed and your temper can be trained. The Bible says one of the fruits of the Spirit is ‘self-control’ (Galatians 5:23 NLT). When someone wrongs you, the question isn’t are you big enough to do something about it; the question is are you big enough not to? The story’s told of two brothers who got into an awful fight and their mother ran upstairs to break it up. When she asked how the fight got started, the older brother said, ‘It all started when he hit me back!’ If you’ve an anger management problem, write this Scripture down, carry it with you and try to read it before you lose your temper: ‘Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs’ (Proverbs 19:11 NLT). You say, ‘That’s hard to do!’ Yes, and you’ll never do it perfectly. But if you do it more often God will be glorified, and you’ll feel better too.

 

 

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Pastor Samuel Muiruri's wife Judy joins him in UK

After a long journey trying to join her husband in UK, Mrs. Judy Wariara Muiruri  (2nd from left) from Kenya has finally joined her husband. Caught at Heathrow Airport, London on Tuesday 29th November, 2016 is Pastor Samuel Kinuthia Muiruri of Leicester, UK with her daughters Shiru (left) and Wanja (right) welcoming her in UK. "It has been a long journey trying to bring my wife Judy here in UK but I thank God that finally she is here." Pastor Muiruri said.

 

 

KTN Leo: Taarifa kamili na Mashirima Kapombe, Novemba 29 2016 - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

Carry Your own Bangi


According to historians, Kariobangi used to be a place weed smoking colonialists used to hang out in the 1940s and 50s. These colonisers were mean and didn't like sharing their weed, pass the kushungpeng was not encouraged, so their key rule was Carry Your own Bangi. 

Slowly, they started asking each other, ''Are you going to carry your own bangi?''

 

 

 

 

KTN Prime: Graft Paradise; Just who is responsible for fighting corruption in Kenya? - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

Man of God tells who will be the next Kenyan president


* Famous Nigerian prophet Johnson Suleman predicted the next president in front of CORD

* C o-principal and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka at KICC during an inter-denomination meeting


* He said that the next president is the one who is in power now but added that he sees many things changing


* He told Kalonzo that he is in bad company, and that is why he is being betrayed. It is at this point then that other worshippers started to shout that he was the former vice president


Famous Nigerian prophet Johnson Suleman predicted the next president in front of CORD co-principal and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka at Kenya International Conference Centre (KICC). Once Suleman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, was having a conference dubbed Total Liberation and Kalonzo was one of the worshippers. The former vice president was seated in the front seat and during ministration time, the prophet, who was prophesying randomly to people, told Kalonzo of how he has been betrayed. He apparently didn’t even know who Kalonzo was, and even that he was a prominent politician who had been the country’s former vice president. The prophet’s church in Abuja, Nigeria was brought down in 2015 by the administration of the former president Goodluck Jonathan, when he told Goodluck that he would lose the looming election because of the people whom he was surrounding himself with at the time. He has also been arrested by some leaders for telling them what will befall them. Back to KICC, he first told Kalonzo how he has a good heart but he has been betrayed on various occasions by the people he’s been working with. Prophet Suleman then told him how his wife is unhappy about the said circumstances, and promised to pray for his wife. When the apostle told Kalonzo that he is in bad company and that is why he is being betrayed, other worshippers started to shout that he was the former vice president, revealing to the preacher that he was prophesying to a top politician in the country. - afromuziki.com

 

 

 

 

Bbuffalo Milk Competition at baba motiana wali sarkar Jahangr Kalan(Part 2)  - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

2017 Kenya Election timelines.....


IEBC ELECTION TIMETABLE

1. February 2017
    ? Resignations of civil servants who want to vie
    ? Mass Voter Registration

2. March 2017
    ? Diaspora voters Registration 
    ? Party Nominations
        Rules submission 

3. May 2017
    ?  Independent Candidates Resignations from Parties
    ? Party symbols submission
    ?  Party Nominations Lists submission

4. June 2017
    ? Voter Register Certification
    ? Party Membership Register submission 
    ? Publication  of Nominated Candidates 
    ? Publication of Party Nominations  List 
    ?  Printing of Ballot Papers

6. August 2017
    ? Election 
    ? Ellected Leadership Gazetted
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George Ogembo of Luton has lost his brother in law in Kisumu Kenya


George Ogembo of Luton has lost his brother in law in Kisumu Kenya. The late Shadrack Osewe Okach was brother to Julie Ogembo (Okach) of Luton. He was the son of Mr Dishon Okach Alago & Mama Judith Okach of Uyoma Katwenga Siaya County. Husband to Sara Orengo Osewe. Father to David, Sliza, Judy & Sharon. Brother to Claire Obiero of Kisumu, Florence Okach, The Late Engineer Zephania Otieno Okach, Julie Ogembo (Okach),Mary Okach, Fred Okach, The Late Captain David Okach, Erastus Okach of China, Rose Okach, Ruth Okach, Susan Okach & Samson Okach.  Brother inlaw to Dr. Pamella Mitula & Jonathan Muga. Uncle to Betty, Lorraine, Judy, Pauline, Rochelle,David, Ashley, Michele, Sharp, Shadrack & JT. There will be a get together to support the family on Saturday 3rd December from 3pm at 40  Sanfoin Road Luton. LU4 0RA. Any finacial support can be given to Julie Odhiambo Ogembo, Barclays Bank. Account Number 702-420-63 Sort Code 205-333. +447886939056 or George Ogembo Tel. +447507233987 or +254725454272.


 

ANNE WAWERU (MRS. TRANT) OF SLOUGH, UK HAS LOST HER BROTHER BACK IN KENYA


 It is with humble acceptance of God will that we announce the passing on to glory of Mr. Kamau (Brother to Anne Waweru well known as Dada Wakirathimo or Mrs Trant) which occurred on Monday 28th November, 2016 back in Kenya. Friends and Family Members will be meeting at:- 64, Bower Way, Slough SL1 5JB. For more information please contact:- Dada Wakirathimo 07726494191, Lydia 07470082701 or Karanja 07480850509. God bless you as you pray and comfort the family during this time.

 

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Uhuru hugs 'heroine' Karua at start of Kirinyaga tour

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta embraced Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua on Tuesday, perhaps to show that her support for Jubilee Party was welcome. Uhuru was accorded an overwhelming welcome upon arrival to Kirinyaga county, whose governor seat Karua will vie for on August 8, 2017. "My sister," he called after spotting Karua in the crowd. "Eee, I am right here," the politician replied as she approached the President, amid shouts and claps by the crowd. "How are you," Uhuru asked Karua. "I am fine, thank you," Karua replied before the hug followed. The President said he recognised Karua during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Machakos county as he believed she was a heroine. But he asked her to dissolve her party to join Jubilee. The Narc Kenya leader had earlier received Deputy President William Ruto. She said she was in the county to welcome the Jubilee Party leaders. "We have unity of purpose, like a home with an honoruable guest," she told the media. Karua hit the headlines last week after voicing her support for Uhuru and declaring that she will vie for Kirinyaga governor next year. The politician had been a supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga and had demanded that Jubilee leaders respect her association with the Cord coalition. When she changed her position, she dismissed Raila's statement that the President has been defeated in the war on corruption. "I am very sure President Uhuru Kenyatta is determined to fight corruption. That is why I want to vie for governorship to support his efforts," she was quoted as saying. When Ruto presented her with the Water Ambassador award last week, members of the public wondered if it had to do with her declaration of support for the ruling coalition. But Water CS Eugene Wamalwa praised Karua noting she was recognised as a heroine of the 2nd liberation on Mashujaa Day. He described her as the "Mother of Water Sector Reforms. - - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

 

Six survivors in Brazilian football plane crash in Colombia: official


BOGOTA
A plane carrying 81 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, crashed late Monday near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said. The airport that serves Medellin said that among the 72 passengers and nine crew were members of Chapecoense Real, a Brazilian football club that was supposed to play against Colombia's Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in the South American Cup finals.  "Confirmed, the aircraft license number CP2933 was carrying the team @ChapecoenseReal. Apparently there are survivors," the Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport said on its Twitter page. The LAMIA aircraft was flying from Bolivia to Medellin when it crashed in an area called Cerro Gordo about 50 kilometers from the city, Colombia's second largest. "It appears that the plane ran out of fuel," Elkin Ospina, the mayor of the nearby town of La Ceja, told AFP. He said authorities were on the scene and hospitals and medical centres were preparing to receive the injured. On its Twitter page, the Medellin airport said the crash site could only be reached overland because of bad weather in the area. Colombia's civil aeronautics agency said it had a team at the airport in response to the crash. - Daily Nation.

 

 

FREEZING BRITAIN AS TEMPERATURES DROPS TO -6C


Heath officials have reminded the public that cold weather can be fatal - hours before a widespread frost hits Britain. Temperatures could drop to -6C over the coming nights in places, the lowest of the season so far. Dr Angie Bone, from the extreme events team at Public Health England, said: "Cold does kill, even in places where the temperatures are not at their lowest.  "Now is the time to prepare for the cold weather forecast by the Met Office, and to think of those you know who are older, very young, or have pre-existing health conditions who are particularly vulnerable."  The Local Government Association's (LGA) annual winter readiness survey shows that councils are well prepared for the drop in temperatures and have stockpiled 1.2 million tonnes of salt for the months ahead. 

 

 

Spectacular NEW Lion Road Block. Must Watch Till End. Lots Of Idiots. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

ONE OF THE SWEETEST FISH FOR HEALTH EATING

 

 

 

A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage at Ohio State University was of Somali descent and a student on campus, say US officials.

 

 

Brexit, Article 50 and now... 127

But the notes are revealing because they address some of the most contentious arguments over the UK's Brexit negotiations, on which the Prime Minister has refused to give a running commentary, including:

:: Single market: "We think it's unlikely we'll be offered single market. Our criteria are clear - more open the better."

:: Transition deal: "Transitional - loath to do it. Whitehall will hold onto it. We need to bring an end to negotiations."

:: Article 50: "Difficult on Article 50 implementation - Barnier (Michel, the EU's lead negotiator) wants to see what deal looks like first."

:: Manufacturing: "Relatively straightforward."

:: Financial services: "Services harder - because French hoping for business."

:: Borders: "ECJ (European Court of Justice) and control of borders won't fit."

:: Norway: "Why no Norway - two elements. No ECJ intervention. Unlikely to do internal market."

:: Trade: "Looking at Canadian deal and add to it."

:: The French: "French likely to be the most difficult. Don't want instability in Europe. Fearful of us as competitor."


 

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An Iranian vessel pointed its weapon at a US Navy helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz at the weekend, it has been revealed.

The move was described as an "unsafe and unprofessional" action by two US defence officials who spoke to Reuters.

 

Health officials in the US state of Texas say they have recorded the first case of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito.

Up until now, all Zika cases in Texas have been contracted while travelling.

 

KTN Leo: Vitambi vya NYS; Hussein Mohammed achambua kashfa ya fedha za NYS, 28/11/16 - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

"THIS IS THE SWEETEST FISH, IT IS CALLED TROUT"

President Uhuru Kenyatta is shown a specimen of trout fish by Justus Njue when he toured the Kiganjo

Trout Farm on the slopes of Mt. Kenya in Nyeri County . Photo/PSCU - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

Two Lions Circled A Injured Fox What Happened Second After Is Unbelievable! - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

FIRST AMBULANCES IN NAIROBI, KENYA

The first photo shows Nairobi's Ambulance at the beginning of world war l ,it was replaced in 1917 by Kenya's first motorised Ambulance shown in the second photo.

 

 

 

Nairobi airport closed temporarily after plane makes emergency landing

A plane from Somalia landed on its belly and veered off the runway at Nairobi's international airport on Sunday, causing no casualties but prompting the authorities to temporarily close the runway. Kenya Airports Authority said on Twitter that the plane had four people on board when it made the emergency landing at 4.55 p.m. (1355 GMT) at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. "As a result the runway is temporarily closed to evacuate aircraft," the authority said, without giving any details about the flight or type of plane. It was not immediately clear when flights would resume. Officials said flights were being diverted to other airports, a Reuters witness reported nearly four hours after the incident.

 

 

 

46 royal guards killed in Kasese clashes

King Omusinga Mumbere was arrested and detained at Kasese Police Station on November 27, 2016. 

 


Forty-six royal guards have been killed in the offensive at Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu Palace in Kasese, the Uganda Police Force have said. The guards were killed in an exchange of fire with Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers, according to Rwenzori East police spokesman Mansur Suwed, who also said 139 royal guards were arrested and are being detained at the Kasese Police Station. Several items were sized at the palace, including 16 patrol bombs, 42 knives, three metal detectors, one SMG rifle, and one pistol with two magazines. Others include four radios and 47 pangas. Brigadier Peter Elwelu, the UPDF 2nd Division commander, defended the army's attack on the palace, saying King Mumbere had been given an ultimatum of two hours to disband and disarm all royal guards at the palace. He added that King Mumbere was told to remain with only nine royal guards but he declined to do so, forcing the army to launch an offensive on the palace. Brigadier Elwelu described the actions of the royal guards as those of a terrorist group destabilising the region. He said the operations in the district would continue and the camps belonging to the royal guards will be razed. King Mumbere was detained at the Kasese Police Station before he was airlifted to Kampala. He is now at the Special Investigations Unit awaiting a meeting with President Museveni later today. - Daily Nation

 

Moments after crashing his KSh 30million car, police arrest Kenyan billionaire's son


John Macharia, the son to business magnate SK Macharia- the owner of ***** Media services has been arrested after crashing his KSh 30million Porsche. He was arrested on the same day for drunk-driving and released on bond. The next day, his car was towed away by a Porsche Kenya breakdown. No one was hurt in the incident even though a crowd had milled around the accident scene to see the rare Porsche.

 

 

Theresa May admits Brexit challenge in rare personal interview


The Prime Minister opens up about her Christian faith, childhood and which issues are keeping her awake at night. Theresa May admits Brexit is keeping her awake at night, offering a glimpse of the enormous challenge the new Prime Minister is grappling with in the wake of the referendum vote. In a frank and personal interview with The Sunday Times, Mrs May says she is very conscious that she needs to get on with delivering a deal.  "It's a moment of change. It's a hugely challenging time. And we need to get on with the terms of Brexit. And I'm very conscious of that," she says. "I want to make sure that everything we do ensures Britain is a country that works for everyone. And that we really get out there and forge a new role in the world post-Brexit. "We can make a success of it, we will make a success of it. But these are really complex issues." The wide-ranging interview offers some insight into the inner workings of this intensively private Prime Minister.  Opening up about her own childhood as the only child of a clergyman, her husband Philip and her own inability to have children, Mrs May reveals some of what drives her - her Christian faith, her self-belief and her sense of duty. "Being brought up in a vicarage, of course the advantage is that you do see people from all walks of life. What came out of my upbringing was a sense of service ... my father would be out and about visiting people," she explains.

 

Patients who drink and smoke are more likely to suffer complications after

medical surgery, doctors at the Kenyatta National Hospital have found.

 

 

 

CHURCHILL

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Mobile Phone or similar device while driving will attract 6 Points and £200 fine!


New Driving Law takes effect as from 22.11.2016 in Great Britain. Article 50. Texting or using a Mobile Phone or similar device while driving will attract 6 Points and £200 fine! And up to 250 pounds more for the next car insurance premiums policy just be careful when Driving in UK

 

 

 

 

IEBC sneaked in 2 million votes to deny me victory, claims Raila


Cord leader Raila Odinga on Sunday claimed that two million votes were sneaked into the electoral agency’s server to deny him victory in the 2013 polls. Addressing a rally at Waondo Primary in Mbita, Homa Bay, during the second anniversary of former Senator Otieno Kajwang’, Mr Odinga said the electoral agency was part of the theft of his election, noting he would not go the coming polls with the current team. “After the 2013 elections, we decided to seek the services of an international agency to analyse the results which revealed massive discrepancies in the presidential poll outcome,” said the ODM leader. However, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has consistently explained that the narrative that two million people voted for the President only was a “myth.” The total variance between those who voted for the President and the other five seats, the IEBC said, was 458,085. But on Sunday, Mr Odinga said the outcome of the report revealed that a total of 10 million people cast their votes for MCAs, woman reps, MPs, senators and governors, while 12 million only voted for the President and left the polling centres. “The two million votes were cast abroad and taken for stuffing in Central Kenya. But after the computers rejected them, they were reflected directly in the IEBC server in favour of Jubilee,” said Mr Odinga. “From our analysis of the elections, Cord had 5.8 million presidential votes against Jubilee’s 4.7 million, a difference of 1.1 million votes,” he said.


IN PANIC MODE
Mr Odinga said Jubilee was in a panic mode after he revealed several government scams, adding that the government was now hell-bent on mudslinging him. “They are asking why I am just dwelling on the negative side of the government. The answer is that I have nothing positive to talk about Jubilee. They are now claiming that governors have been funding me. They must know that I started politics long ago even before the devolved system,” he said. ODM deputy leader Hassan Joho told other Cord principals to give Mr Odinga a chance to fly the coalition’s flag next year, saying the former premier has the numbers to send President Uhuru Kenyatta home. “Politics is about numbers and nobody has the numbers more than Raila. If we want to beat Uhuru, then we must give Raila a chance,” Mr Joho said. ODM chairman John Mbadi said the party hoped the move by the selection panel to re-advertise the IEBC chairman’s post was out of an informed decision. “ODM will not accept another election prepared by people we sent home through demonstrations that even led to bloodshed,” said Mr Mbadi. Director of elections Junet Mohammed reiterated that Mr Odinga was Cord’s best bet to run for president.


PRODUCE EVIDENCE
Elsewhere, Mr Odinga challenged Jubilee leaders to produce evidence if indeed they are sure he owes Mumias Sugar Company millions of shillings. He denied claims that he has contributed to the collapse of the company. “The corruption claims are baseless. They will not bring me down,” said Mr Odinga. “If they have failed in tackling corruption, let them carry their own cross and stop blaming everyone who tries to point them out,” said Mr Odinga in Siaya after being crowned a Luo warrior. Deputy President William Ruto and some Jubilee MPs from Western had accused Mr Odinga of owing the ailing sugar company Sh300 million. But the Cord leader maintained that he does not owe the company any money, asking anyone with evidence to table it. He was speaking at Siungu beach to mark a three-day Ramogi cultural festival. The event, which was held at Got Ramogi as a symbol of unity with the spirits of forefathers and sending their favourite son to battle, signified that Luos had high hopes in him as the preferred Cord candidate. And in Homa Bay, Governor Cyprian Awiti’s bodyguards shot in the air on Sunday to disperse a crowd that booed him at a political rally in Homa Bay town. The governor had earlier met another hostile crowd at a rally addressed by Mr Odinga in Waondo Primary School. Trouble began in Homa Bay Stadium when Agriculture Minister Eliud Otieno and the deputy governor Hamilton Orata arrived at the venue, leaving behind the governor. When Mr Awiti arrived minutes later, his vehicle was pelted with stones, forcing him to flee from the crowd. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

 

 

God has purposes in your life


Esther's real name in the Bible is Hadassah (Esther 2:7) which means *perfume*. But when she became a slave they named her Esther which means *hidden*. But they didn't know you *cannot hide a perfume*. No one can hide you  because God will restore you to be a QUEEN or a  KING AS GOD HAS MADE YOU TO BE... YOU ARE COMING OUT AND NO ONE CAN STOP YOU. U ARE UNSTOPPABLE. No demon, powers or authority can stop you becoming or receiving what God has purposes in your life. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 

 

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Kenya Power to raise fees on bills paid in banking halls


Kenya Power will from next July introduce a surcharge on bills settled at its offices in an effort to decongest the banking halls further in a plan that will also see the listed firm recruit more agents, starting with 200 in Nairobi. The electricity distributor says the recruitment will cover the whole country but rolled out in phases as part of a strategy to drive its growing number of customers to alternative payment channels such as mobile money. Managing director Ben Chumo said its customer base has more than doubled to 5.3 million in the last three years, straining the 825 employees who work at the firm’s 10 banking halls across the country. About 630,000 Kenya Power customers paid their bills at the company’s offices as of June 2016, but Dr Chumo says these halls should be reserved for services such as enlisting new users and offering support. “The idea is to reduce the people coming to our counters by introducing a fee for those customers who are simply making bill payments,” he told the Business Daily in a telephone interview last Friday. - The Standard.


Jose Mourinho was sent off for a second time in a month


Jose Mourinho was sent off for a second time in a month as his Manchester United side drew against West Ham at Old Trafford. The Portuguese boss kicked a water bottle in reaction to referee Jon Moss showing Paul Pogba a yellow card for diving. Replays showed West Ham's Mark Noble did not make contact with the France midfielder. Mourinho, sent off by Mark Clattenburg during last month's 0-0 draw at home to Burnley, got his marching orders from the official moments later.

 


Bus caught in sinkhole as major incident declared in Lewisham

 

Firefighters rescued passengers from a coach that got stuck in a sinkhole on a high street in southeast London. A major incident was declared by police after the hole opened up on Lee High Road in Lewisham. The area was heavily flooded following a burst water main. A temporary shelter has been set up on Bonfield Road for people displaced from homes due to the flooding. London Fire Brigade tweeted: "We helped passengers off a coach that fell into a hole caused by flood water on Lee High Road in Lewisham. Please avoid the area if possible." And Lewisham Central Police tweeted: "Major Incident declared; a sinkhole has opened on Lee High Rd and the area is heavily flooded. Road closures in place. Avoid the area!" Twitter user @fairydust48 wrote: "Sinkhole has opened up in Lee high road ( Lewisham) swallowing a front end of a bus ...! water everwhere." Another witness, @BeccaNPhysio, tweeted: "So Lee High Road is a river." A photo from London Fire Brigade showed a coach leaning to its left in the floodwater. Scotland Yard said the road was closed "and will be for some time". Thames Water confirmed the water was from a burst main and that it had a team at the scene working to fix the problem.

 

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Fidel Castro death: Cubans mourn ex-leader


Cuba is mourning its revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, whose death was announced late on Friday. Flags are flying at half mast as nine days of mourning are observed. From Monday, people will be able to pay respects before the ashes of the 90-year-old are taken to Santiago de Cuba where he launched his bid for power. There were further celebrations in the US city of Miami, however, where many anti-Castro Cuban exiles and their families have settled. Some world leaders have been paying tribute to the 20th-Century icon. But US President-elect Donald Trump said Castro had been a "brutal dictator". Castro came to power in 1959 and ushered in a Communist revolution, defying the US for decades. His supporters viewed him as a man who stood up to America during the Cold War and returned Cuba to the people. His critics, however, called him a dictator.

 

 

 

 

NIGERIAN MAN DIES AFTER AN ABUJA PASTOR PAID HIM N500K TO PRETEND

AS IF HE WAS DEAD SO THAT HE COULD PERFORM A FAKE MIRACLE

“Meet The Abuja Pastor That Offered A Trader N500,000 For Miracle Scam That Went Bad


An Abuja pastor that offered a trader 500,000 for the trader to be used as a miracle scam. The Trader was to pretend that he was a dead man and the Pastor will then raise him from the death, unfortunately the trader died in coffin before they could make it to the stadium where the pastor was holding his crusade in Abuja. The wife of the deceased trader got police involved the fake Pastor was arrested by the police. However ,the pastor has been released through the help of his influential friends in Abuja and he has gone back to the business performing strange miracle in his church in Nyanya Abuja. The name of the pastor is Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor and his ministry is Firehouse Church, located beside Niger-Delta Gardens and Hotels Checking Point Nyanya. The so called Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor pastors the church with his wife and they have huge number of people to come to their church for miracle and solution to their problems.” - http://www.nairaland.com

 

Cord leader Raila Odinga has mourned former Cuban leader Fidel Castro as an outstanding personality of the 20th century. In a statement, Mr Odinga said, " In many ways, Castro was a great and true friend of Africa and other parts of the world that had to fight long and bitter wars to attain freedom from colonialism."

 

A KENYAN LADY IN UK HAS PRODUCED AN ALBUM

A Kenyan lady living in Birmingham, UK has produced an album. Mrs. Sophie Kariuki, a mother of 3 lives in Birmingham, UK and attends Birmingham City Church. She is also a member of the Praise Team, Kenyan Fellowship in Birmingham. She works for a charity called Sense in Birmingham. Click below for the numbers. Her contact tel no is 07447912158 and her Email address: Sophie.n.kariuki@gmail.com

https://youtu.be/g8LnuIFITNU
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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90


Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro (left) welcomes former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Mikhail Gorbachev (Right) during the official ceremony for Gorbachev's arrival in Havana, Cuba on April 2, 1989. 

 


Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90. A towering figure of the second half of the 20th Century, Castro stuck to his ideology beyond the collapse of Soviet communism and remained widely respected in parts of the world that had struggled against colonial rule. He had been in poor health since an intestinal ailment nearly killed him in 2006. He formally ceded power to his younger brother Raul Castro two years later. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce his brother's death. "At 10.29 at night, the chief commander of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, died," he said, without giving a cause of death. "Ever onward, to victory," he said, using the slogan of the Cuban revolution. Tributes came in from allies, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who said "revolutionaries of the world must follow his legacy."

 

Although Raul Castro always glorified his older brother, he has changed Cuba since taking over by introducing market-style economic reforms and agreeing with the United States in December 2014 to re-establish diplomatic ties and end decades of hostility. Fidel Castro offered only lukewarm support for the deal, raising questions about whether he approved of ending hostilities with his longtime enemy. Some analysts believed his mere presence kept Raul from moving further and faster, while others saw him as either quietly supportive or increasingly irrelevant. He did not meet Barack Obama when he visited Havana earlier this year, the first time a U.S. president had stepped foot on Cuban soil since 1928. Days later, Castro wrote a scathing newspaper column condemning Obama's "honey-coated" words and reminding Cubans of the many U.S. efforts to overthrow and weaken the Communist government. The news of Castro's death spread slowly among Friday night revelers on the streets of Havana. One famous club that was still open when word came in quickly closed. Some residents reacted with sadness to the news. "I'm very upset. Whatever you want to say, he is a public figure that the whole world respected and loved," said Havana student Sariel Valdespino. But in Miami, where many exiles from Castro's Communist government live, a large crowd waving Cuban flags cheered, danced and banged on pots and pans.

 

Castro's body will be cremated, according to his wishes. Cuba declared nine days of mourning, during which time the ashes will be taken to different parts of the country. A burial ceremony will be held on Dec. 4. The bearded Fidel Castro took power in a 1959 revolution and ruled Cuba for 49 years with a mix of charisma and iron will, creating a one-party state and becoming a central figure in the Cold War. He was demonized by the United States and its allies but admired by many leftists around the world, especially socialist revolutionaries in Latin America and Africa. Nelson Mandela, once freed from prison in 1990, repeatedly thanked Castro for his firm efforts in helping to weaken apartheid. In April, in a rare public appearance at the Communist Party conference, Fidel Castro shocked party apparatchiks by referring to his own imminent mortality. "Soon I will be like all the rest. Our turn comes to all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban communists will remain," he said. Castro was last seen by ordinary Cubans in photos showing him engaged in conversation with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang earlier this month. Transforming Cuba from a playground for rich Americans into a symbol of resistance to Washington, Castro crossed swords with 10 U.S. presidents while in power, and outlasted nine of them. He fended off a CIA-backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs in 1961 as well as countless assassination attempts. His alliance with Moscow helped trigger the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, a 13-day showdown with the United States that brought the world the closest it has been to nuclear war.

 

 

 

Elders crown Raila as Luo warrior


Cord leader Raila Odinga has been crowned a Luo warrior in a ceremony presided over by Luo Council of Elders in Bondo, Siaya County. The enthronement was presided over by Willis Otondi, the council chairman, and Secretary-General Owino Nyadi at Got Ramogi Hills shrines. The elders said that the move is aimed at preparing Mr Odinga for his campaign for presidency in the 2017 polls. - Daily Nation

 

 

REV. ELIZABETH WAHOME HAS PASSED AWAY

Rev. Elizabeth Wahome will be buried on Tuesday 29th November, 2016 at Langata Cemetery

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Rev. Elizabeth Wahome will be buried on Tuesday 29th November, 2016 at Langata Private Cemetery. Rev. Elizabeth Wahome has passed away. The late Elizabeth Wahome who is a good friend of the Seeds family passed at Nairobi Hospital on Monday afternoon the 21st November, 2016. We have lost a General in the Kingdom Rev Elizabeth Wahome of Royal praise church a hardworking business woman she was the general manager and the owner of home Depo supermarket Zimmerman. The late Elizabeth is the founder of slim skills training centre. She has been an asset to the Church and the society as a whole, she touched many and many were blessed through your ministry. Elizabeth was born on the 16th November, 1951 in Kihumbuini village, Gatanga in Muranga. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

 

Man dies in Mumias as brutal GSU withdrawn from operation


The General Service Unit (GSU) officers have been pulled out of the operation to recover guns and ammunition stole from a police post in Mumias. Head of the operation Tito Kilonzi yesterday said the GSU had been dropped from the exercise. “We have decided to drop the reinforcement that we had brought from across Kakamega County to help us recover the guns after they did their bit as planned,” he said. The move to withdraw GSU officers follows a public outcry after the officers were accused of using excessive force in the operation. Meanwhile, the man who suffered burns when the officers allegedly burnt down his house, has succumbed to his injuries. Michael Mugo the administrator at St Mary’s hospital Mumias confirmed the death. “It is unfortunate. We tried our best but he succumbed to the more than 80 per cent burns,” Mr Mugo said yesterday. - The Standard.


ODM party opposes diaspora voting in next year's polls

Suna East MP Junet Mohamed. ODM has said it would object to diaspora voting in next year’s

elections due to uncertainties surrounding the registration of Kenyans living abroad.


ODM on Wednesday said it would object to diaspora voting in next year’s elections due to uncertainties surrounding the registration of Kenyans living abroad. The party’s director of elections, Mr Junet Mohammed, accused the government of aiding fraudulent issuance of identity cards and passports to illegal immigrants in the United States and other parts of the world to enable them update their national registration status before voter listing starts in the diaspora. Mr Mohammed spoke, even as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide a clear data of how many Kenyans are living in the diaspora to ensure credible registration ahead of next year’s polls. “We are not going to allow voting in the diaspora. We know the government is planning to use it to rig elections. No one knows the numbers involved yet fraudulent registration of potential voters by government mercenaries is ongoing in various parts of the world,” said Mr Mohammed, who is also the Suna East MP.


ELECTION FRAUD
IEBC chief executive Ezra Chiloba said there have been fears of election fraud after the commission announced it would allow Kenyans abroad to vote. He said IEBC does not have clear data on how many Kenyans are in the diaspora. Mr Chiloba was speaking on Wednesday in Nairobi during the launch of the Elections Observation Group survey finding on diaspora registration and advanced voting. NGOs and politicians have objected to the idea of IEBC involving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in diaspora registration and voting. Elections Observation Group committee chairman Brian Weke said the role of IEBC and that of the ministry are distinct, thus the ministry should not be involved. Mr Chiloba said: “As far as the civil society and many other may not want IEBC to allow the ministry of foreign affairs, it is difficult to work without them when dealing with other countries,” - Daily Nation.

 

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Sinking Sh200 million Ruaka apartment block

may be salvageable inspectorate says

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"Happy Birthday Mr. Seed, eat health"

Instead Mr. Seed family bring a traditional cake for his birthday this week, they bought

the above cake pushing a message to him "live and eat health"

 

 

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Drama as Mangiti ‘paraded’ on fresh NYS charges,

Harakhe and Noor evade capture


NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 – Former Planning Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti was once again in the dock on Friday when together with 23 others, he was charged with conspiring to defraud the people of Kenya of Sh47 million. Mangiti’s co-accused include former AIE holder in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning Adan Harakhe and the former Chair of the Ministerial tender committee Hassan Noor for whom warrants of arrest were issued for their failure to honour summons from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The three are accused, together with other members of the Ministerial tender committee, of failing to adhere to procurement law in the awarding of a tender to Blue Star Enterprises for Automotive Engineering training material. “On diverse dates between December 16, 2014 and September 28, 2015 within Nairobi City County in the Republic of Kenya conspired together to commit and economic crime to wit unlawful disposal of public funds Sh47,600,000 From Ministry of Devolution and Planning to the firm of Blues Star Enterprises,” the charges read. The Directors of Blue Star Enterprises are also listed as accused persons for fraudulently seeking to acquire public property in the amount of Sh45 million. “Betty Njoki Muriithi and Jennifer Muthoni Kinoti on or about September 28, 2015 within Nairobi County in the Republic of Kenya being holders of Account number 030002061501 in the name of Blue Star enterprises at Paramount Universal Bank, Koinange Branch unlawfully and fraudulently acquired Sh45,137,931.05 from the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, National Youth Service, being proceeds of supply of Training materials in the Automotive Engineering Faculty, that was irregularly awarded,” the charges read. The 16 of the 24 accused who were in present in court on Friday denied the charges and were released on cash bail terms ranging from Sh250,000 to Sh1 million with the most severe falling on Mangiti who is facing several counts including abuse of office as is Harakhe. Harakhe and Noor had moved to the High Court in an effort to forestall their arrest and prosecution. Mangiti is already facing charges in relation to the siphoning of Sh791 million from the National Youth Service.  - Capitalfm.co.ke

 

 

Raila storms off Mumias rally after youths break windscreen


Cord leader Raila Odinga unceremoniously left Shibale shopping centre, Mumias, on Friday after chaos erupted over who could address the people. Raila had gone to console people allegedly harassed by GSU officers, accompanied by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and MCAs Rocky Omwendo (Mumias North) and Libinus Oduor (Mayoni). He was forced to take off after the crowd turned violent accusing them of neglecting the victims. A witness said the incident, that left the window of Raila’s vehicle shattered, began when he sent the two ward representatives to check if they could address residents. “The MCAs (after being given the go-ahead) went and called Raila and Oparanya. They came and stood where Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali was standing in readiness to give speeches,” said the resident. But Washiali refused to give Oparanya the microphone. The witness said the MCAs stayed put and demanded the microphone insisting that they wanted to welcome Oparanya. “Washiali became hesitant. Then Omwendo started pushing him to grab the microphone. The two MCAs were beaten by Washiali’s supporters,” he said. “It forced them to flee to their vehicles and leave. Raila and Oparanya stood watching as the events unfolded. The witness Raila and Oparanya remained at the podium and that the crowd later returned for their addresses. But former ODM national youth leader Rashid Mohammed asked the Governor why he had neglected the people despite their many votes he got from the Wanga community. “Why should it take you two days to move from Kakamega to Mumias, a distance of less than 30km, yet your people were oppressed by security agents?” he asked. Washiali and Oparanya reportedly started pushing each other before the latter took the microphone and tried addressing the people. But he was booed and accused of not having the people’s interests at heart. - -the-star.co.ke

 

 

 

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Black Friday sales on course for record in UK

UK shoppers have rushed to buy Black Friday bargains, as estimates suggest sales are on course to beat last year. Barclaycard said it had seen a record number of transactions, while retailers including Argos, John Lewis and Currys PC World reported a surge in orders. Online retailers said initial figures indicated Black Friday, now into its third year, would top expectations. Meanwhile, in the US, where it all started, stores were braced for more than 137 million shoppers. The boss of department store Macy's said it had seen a strong start to the sales, although its website later suffered glitches. In the UK, analysts expect sales on the day to top last year's £1.9bn as people hunt for discounts ahead of an expected rise in prices in 2017. Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of the credit and debit card transactions in the UK, said payment transactions were 6% higher than last year's Black Friday. Total spending was £2.9bn, although that also includes non-Black Friday specific purchases, a spokesman said. The firm processes payments for customers of Barclaycard, Barclays and several major retailers. The Nationwide Building Society said purchases by its customers were up 13% on a year ago, while the discount retailing site TopCashback reported a 43% increase in spending over last year.

 

 

 

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 – The Selection Panel charged with reconstituting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will Saturday re-advertise the post of IEBC Chairman. The panel’s chairperson Bernadette Musundi said they took the decision after queries on the suitability of some shortlisted candidates following background checks. “The information received from some of the agencies raises pertinent issues and concerns regarding some of the applicants and their suitability for appointment to the position of chairperson.”

 

 

 


Kidero launches system to ensure safe buildings


NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero says the new Sh35 million Electronic Development Permit Management System (e-DPMS) will reduce cases of building collapse as they will have been constructed with the highest level of integrity. He indicated that the application automates the pre-approval review procedures for processing physical planning proposals, architectural building proposals and engineering designs. Kidero stated that it will ensure that all development in the county conforms to the approved zoning and building requirements. “The system has integrity because the question one could ask themselves is that can someone forge their registration, impersonating them and submit a drawing pretending to be them. The answer is no because there are unique identification codes,” he outlined. He further pointed out that it will reduce the time used in processing building plans thereby improving service delivery. “The set up cost is Sh35 million. It is enhanced, it is much faster, the scope is much bigger, you will be able to follow up on it,” he stated. “Electronic development permitting is a set of computer based tools and services that automate and streamline the development permit processes. It replaces traditional paper and file card systems.” The launch came even as tenants of a five-storey building in Ruaka, Kiambu were asked to immediately vacate after the building started showing signs of sinking. Residents said they had noticed cracks on the walls and realised the pillars on the ground floor were starting to bend. The National Construction Authority asked residents to leave the premises to give room for proper inspection of the building. Earlier this month a 10 storey building collapsed in Kisii town as it was undergoing construction. Eight people died, while 44 others were admitted for treatment at the Kisii Referral Hospital.  - CapitalFM.co.ke

 

Don’t panic over bank stocks’ woes

Banking stocks: The last two days of last week’s trading were a blood bath for banking stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. On Thursday, Diamond Trust Bank led the losing pack after shedding 10.69 per cent to settle at an average trading price of 142 per share. I&M bank was the second biggest banking loser with a fall of 9.81 per cent at Sh96.50 per share while Co-operative Bank and Equity Bank completed the day’s top losers after shedding 9.81 per cent and 9.03 per cent to settle at Sh11.95 and Sh32.75 per share respectively. Strikingly, Equity Bank had a market supply of up to 54.8 million shares against a demand of only 3,000 shares. During the day, the NSE All Share Index (NASI) fell by 5.01 per cent to 139.14 points while the NSE 20 Share Index fell by 4.41 per cent to 3,309.76 points. The NSE 25 Share Index settled at 3,704.68 points. Strikingly, the mega fall on Thursday by DTB came shortly after the bank announced its half year net results. The results showed that the bank had posted a net profit of Sh3.62 billion compared to Sh3.25 billion posted in the same period the previous year. This was a jump of 21.9 per cent. At the close of market on Thursday, investors had lost Sh106 billion, with the banking sector registering a loss of up to Sh47 billion in market value. The vicious blood bath continued on Friday with the NSE 20 Share Index falling further to 3,216.62 points while the NSE All Share Index fell to 134.97 points. The NSE 25 Share Index crashed to 3,551.80 points which was a loss of 152.88 points. In the banking segment, though, DTB appeared to bottom out and only lost an average of 1.41 per cent to close the day at Sh140 per share from Thursday’s Sh142 per share price.


KCB popped to the top
However, KCB popped to the top of the day’s losers after shedding 10 per cent to close the day at Sh27 per share from the previous day’s Sh30 per share. Equity Bank lost Sh3.25 per share to close the week at a discounted Sh29.50 per share. This was loss of 9.92 per cent. I&M continued its losing streak after cutting off 9.84 per cent to stand at Sh87 per share. Between Thursday and Friday, the counter lost 19.65 per cent in market value, with Sh9.50 lost during Friday’s session alone. HF Group and Co-op Bank lost 9.71 per cent and 9.62 per cent to trade at Sh13.95 per share and Sh10.80 per share respectively. Strikingly, on Friday, CFC Stanbic and National Bank of Kenya (NBK) were the only stocks that gained on Friday. CFC rose by 2.04 per cent to trade at Sh75 per share from 73.50 recorded on Thursday. NBK climbed by 1.43 per cent to settle at Sh7.10 per share from the previous day’s Sh7 per share price. Despite the large supply volumes, the current major fall in banking stocks will be temporary. According to investment analyst Robert Ochieng’, investors of fundamentally strong banking counters should not panic. “Any bank that is trading below its book value is a buy. Nothing has fundamentally changed,” he says. Britam: Insurance firm Britam announced a return to profitability last week for the first six months of the year. The bank’s net profit increased by 184 per cent to Sh1.8 billion from the Sh624.6 million recorded in the same period the previous year. The group’s gross written premium income grew by 3 per cent to Sh10.5 billion while investment income increased by 16 per cent to Sh2.7 billion from Sh2.4 billion. Asset management revenue jumped by 21 per cent from Sh439.4 million to Sh529.4 million while net claims declined by 29 per cent to Sh3.6 billion from Sh5.1 billion. With the share trading on Friday at Sh11.55 per share, Nairobi-based investment analyst Edward Kuromba reckons that the stock is still largely discounted. “However, investors should note that the profit came about following a change in the firm’s accounting methodology, failure to which it would still fall behind in profitability,” he says. - Daily Nation

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

James 1:19

 

Dealing with Difficult People
We read in James 1:19: " My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry." The only way to avoid having to deal with difficult people - is to move to another planet. Human beings are a mixture of vices and virtues, and unless you understand that, you won’t be able to work or live with them successfully. The story’s told of a monk who joined a monastery and took a vow of silence. Once a year he was invited to appear before the abbot, and he was permitted to say one thing. After the first year when he was asked what he had to say, he replied, ‘The bed’s too hard!’ At the end of the second year when he was asked, he responded, ‘The room’s too cold.’ At the end of the third year he was asked the same question. He replied, ‘The food’s terrible. I quit.’ At that point the abbot smiled with relief and said, ‘Thank goodness! Because you’ve done nothing but complain since you got here!’ Think about it: even if you joined a monastery you’d still have to deal with difficult people! So what can you do? Learn from the farmer. He plants, pulls weeds, and cultivates, knowing the harvest will eventually come if he patiently keeps doing these things. It’s one of the reasons James writes, ‘My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires’ (vv. 19-20 NIV 1984 Edition). There are no shortcuts. The only way to have a good relationship is to work at it and be patient. When you do, God will bless that relationship.

 

 

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Britain's most married man, 68 and his bride is 26


Britain's most married man insists fiancée 42 years his junior is "forever" wife. Great-grandad Ron Sheppard, 68, says the first thing he plans to give wife-to-be Cristel Marquez Lalec, 26, who's just arrived from the Philippines, is a tour of Yeovil. His track record does not exactly inspire confidence and there is a whopping age gap of 42 years, but great-grandad Ron Sheppard reckons he has finally found the right woman. Despite eight failed marriages , he says he is “the happiest guy on Earth” thanks to fiancée number nine arriving in Britain from her homeland the Philippines.

 

 

Word of Appreciation


For the Late Mrs Rachel Wakiiya Warner

 


We, the family of Mr Ian Warner wish to express our sincere gratitude to God, for the gift of life and the time he gave us to share with our late mum, wife, grandmother and great grandmother, Mrs Rachel Wakiiya Warner.


We specifically thank God, whose presence never left us during mum’s sickness, until the day we lost her. We know that he alone can take away the burden of our grief, pain and dry our tears.


Special thanks go to Captain Nick of St Saviours Church Eltham, and all the pastors and priests who came to encourage us, with word of God and prayers. It has been very comforting and a blessing to each of us.


Your remarkable generosity, prayers, financial and moral support, strengthened us all during this difficult time. We were humbled by the overwhelming love and kindness shown. You all made our pain less by standing with us, when we needed you most.


We extend ourdeepestappreciation to all our friends, well-wishers and the funeral committee for their immense support.As we not cannot thank each of you individually, please accept our sincere gratitude.


We pray that Almighty God will reward you abundantly, and meet your needs as per the desire of your hearts.


May God,bless you all.

Mum “In God’s hands you rest in our hearts you live forever” Amen.


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The 'Brexit dividend' DOES exist: Britain set to benefit from extra £32bn when it leaves

the EU with Gove and other MPs demanding money is poured into the NHS

 
Britain will benefit from a £32billion ‘Brexit dividend’ when it no longer has to send cash to Brussels, official forecasts reveal. In an explosive open letter today, a cross party group of MPs – led by Michael Gove – reignites one of the most bitter rows of the referendum campaign by demanding much of the cash is poured into the NHS. The claim by Vote Leave that quitting the EU would allow the UK to ‘take back control’ of billions of pounds was one of the key battlegrounds in the June 23 contest. The Remain camp furiously contested the claims. Since losing the referendum, they have repeatedly demanded to know where the extra money for the Health Service is. Now, tucked away in the back of this week’s Autumn Statement, a forecast has emerged showing that Britain is expected to stop tipping any money into the Brussels coffers in 2019-20. It states that the total gross savings – not counting the UK’s rebate – from no longer having to pay into the EU budget are over £16billion every year, amounting to a total of £50.7billion over three years following Brexit. The Government has already pledged to spend some of these savings, in order to match all EU funding for farmers and science. But, according to the Change Britain group led by Mr Gove, this still leaves a net contribution of more than £10billion a year, that ministers can now invest in other things – like the NHS. Over the course of three years, the pot is worth £31.9billion – or around £200million a week – according to the campaign.

 

 


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UK Autumn Statement 2016 summary: Key points at-a-glance


23 November 2016


Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Statement as chancellor.

These are the key points.


Public borrowing/deficit/spending
Government finances forecast to be £122bn worse off in the period until 2021 than forecast in March's Budget


Debt will rise from 84.2% of GDP last year to 87.3% this year, peaking at 90.2% in 2017-18


Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts borrowing of £68.2bn this year, then £59bn in 2017-18, £46.5bn in 2018-19, £21.9bn in 2019-20 and £20.7bn in 2020-21


Public spending this year to be 40% of GDP - down from 45% in 2010


Departmental spending plans set out in 2015 Spending Review to remain in place


Government will meet commitments to protect budgets for key public services, defence, overseas aid and the pension "triple lock" until the end of this Parliament


The state of the economy
OBR growth forecast upgraded to 2.1% in 2016 - from 2.0% - then downgraded to 1.4% in 2017, from 2.2%


Forecast growth of 1.7% in 2018, 2.1% in 2019 and 2020 and 2% in 2021.


Government no longer seeking a budget surplus in 2019-20 - committed to returning public finances to balance "as soon as practicable"


Taxation/pay
Pound coins and notesImage copyrightPA


Income tax threshold to be raised to £11,500 in April, from £11,000 now


Higher rate income tax threshold to rise to £50,000 by the end of the Parliament


Tax savings on salary sacrifice and benefits in kind to be stopped, with exceptions for ultra-low emission cars, pensions, childcare and cycling
National Living Wage to rise from £7.20 an hour to £7.50 from April next year


Employee and employer National Insurance thresholds to be equalised at £157 per week from April 2017


Insurance premium tax to rise from 10% to 12% next June


Welfare Family
Universal Credit taper rate to be cut from 65% to 63% from April at a cost of £700m


No plans for further welfare savings in this Parliament


Housing
Building site in central London


Ban on upfront fees charged by letting agents in England "as soon as possible"


£2.3bn housing infrastructure fund to help provide 100,000 new homes in high-demand areas


£1.4bn to deliver 40,000 extra affordable homes


Fuel
Fuel duty rise cancelled for seventh year in succession - at a cost of £850m, saving average car driver £130 and van driver £350 a year


For the oil and gas sector, the Carbon Price Support capped until 2020 and business rates reductions worth £6.7bn


Transport/infrastructure/regions
Commuters in central LondonImage copyright


£1.1bn extra investment in English local transport networks


£220m to reduce traffic pinch points


£23bn to be spent on innovation and infrastructure over five years


£2bn per year by 2020 for research and development funding


£110m for East West Rail and commitment to deliver Oxford to Cambridge Expressway


More than £1bn for digital infrastructure and 100% business rates relief on new fibre infrastructure


£1.8bn from Local Growth Fund to English regions


Rural Rate Relief to be increased to 100%, "giving small businesses a tax break worth up to £2,900"


£7.6m for repairs to Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, said to be inspiration for Pemberley in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice


Business
Doubling UK Export Finance capacity


£400m into venture capital funds through the British Business Bank to unlock £1bn in finance for growing firms

Other
Prison officers
Funding for 2,500 more prison officers


Reforms to compensation for whiplash to cut the cost of motor insurance


Promise to abolish Autumn Statement, with Budgets happening in the autumn from next year, along with "Spring Statement" from 2018.

 

 

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Family escapes unhurt as building under construction collapses in Juja

A man, his wife and his daughter escaped unhurt when this building collapsed in Kimbo, Juja, in Kiambu County at around 2am on November 23, 2016. The family fled soon after the incident. 


A residential building has collapsed in Kimbo, Juja in Kiambu County leading to the damage of property of unknown value including a car that had been parked inside. The owner was residing in the building with his wife and daughter. They escaped unhurt. Officers from the Buildings Inspectorate Department in the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development said the building which was still under construction sunk in from the centre due to extra weight of additional floors on top of the first floor and the use of volcanic sand which is not suitable for high-rise buildings. "We have established that the owner used volcanic sand which cannot hold a high-rise building. The ongoing addition of second and third floors was also putting excess pressure on the building, making it to sink from the centre," said Moses Nyakiogora, Secretary of the Buildings Inspectorate Department. Residents said they heard noise at around 2am on Wednesday and on coming out they found the building collapsing. "It is only inhabited by the owner who, together with his wife and daughter, managed to escape with minimal injuries when the tragedy occurred," said a resident.


FAMILY FLEES
The family has since fled the area. Mr Nyakiogora said the owner of the building did not have any approval from the National Construction Authority (NCA) and the Kiambu County government. "No one is allowed to live in a building which is under construction and without an occupation certificate," he said. He asked Kenyans to be vigilant of signs including cracks that indicate that a building could be collapsing to enable police to evacuate tenants in time. He added that Ruiru, Juja and Ruaka areas are disaster zones as there are many unapproved buildings. "The inspection is very intense. We started in Nairobi where we have so far managed to inspect 4,000 buildings. "We have about 20,000 left. We are determined to crack the whip on all illegal developers," said Mr Nyakiogora. He said the building will be demolished Wednesday afternoon. - Daily Nation.

 

 

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Kenya cuts 2017 growth outlook on slowing credit growth


Kenya's economy is likely to expand by just over 6 percent next year, down from an initial forecast of 6.5 percent, mainly because of slowing private-sector credit growth, a senior Treasury official said on Wednesday. Private-sector credit grew just 7.1 percent in July from 17.8 percent in December of last year, the central bank said in September. That is well below what the central bank says is ideal credit growth of 12 to 15 percent. The contraction in July was before a cap on commercial lending rates imposed by the government in September, a move that is expected to further shrink credit levels. "We have moderated our growth (forecast) in 2017 to slightly over 6 percent. Before we were very optimistic it would get to 6.5 percent," Geoffrey Mwau, the director general of fiscal and economic affairs, told Reuters. "We don't see credit growth affecting growth especially for 2016," he said. - The Standard.

 

 

 

 

Pastor Anne Maluki Graduates at Bournemouth University, UK

Pastor Anne Maluki, a mother, a wife and a pastor graduated at Bournemouth University on Saturday 12th November, 2016. Accompanied by a large number of family and friends Pastor Anne graduated in Health and Social Sciences. A beautiful party was organised for her at the seaside hotel in Bournemouth where they celebrated her achievements. The Seeds family were among the invited guests. Speaking at the party after graduation Pastor Anne who graduating with her 2nd masters degree took time to thank God for her achievements. She also thanked her husband Rev. Stevephen Maluki and children for their support. She is a pastor of Jesus Celebration Ministries in Luton, UK.

 

 

Mozambique death toll rises to 73 after fuel truck explodes -government

MAPUTO: At least 73 people were killed and scores injured in Mozambique on Thursday as they tried to siphon fuel from an overturned truck which exploded, the government said. The truck was transporting fuel to Malawi from the port city of Beira and was near the border when the accident occurred, the government said in a statement. The injured had been taken to hospital and a government team was due to travel to the area in Tete province, some 2,000 km (1,242 miles) from the capital Maputo on Friday. Mozambique is one of the world's poorest countries and struggles constantly with food shortages caused by drought.

 

 

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Here at Revival House, we are pleased to invite all ladies to our Destined to Reign Annual Ladies Conference

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Christine is a leader for Women Ministry with New Testament Churches in The Midlands.

She is a qualified lawyer, worship leader and ministers with a prophetic gift.
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JUBILEE CHRISTIAN CHURCH LONDON CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY

Rev. Chris Chege and his wife Rev. Joan Chege would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Jubilee Christian Church to thank you all for attending and praying fo their 5th Anniversary Celebrations which took place on Sunday 20th November, 2016 in Dagenham, Essex, UK. "May god attend to your needs and overwhelm you with His blessings." said Rev. Chege. Seen on right cutting the cake is Rev. Steve Maluki (far right) and Rev. Chege (in green) during the celebrations.

 

 

 

 

 

Two passengers died and scores of others injured after a head-on collision between a mini-bus and a truck on the Thika-Garissa Road at Ngoliba in Kilimambogo

 

 

Kenyans in US illegally told to hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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GLAGOW, DELAWARE
Kenyans living in the US without proper legal procedures should prepare for the worst, leading immigration lawyers based in the US have warned. Although there are strong indications that President-elect Donald Trump may not follow through his campaign promise to mass-deport millions of immigrants currently living in the US illegally because of the complexity of immigration laws. Speaking exclusively to the Nation.co.ke in Delaware at the weekend, attorneys Naima Said of Baltimore, Maryland and Japheth Matemu of Washington, DC, said preparing for the worst while hoping for the best meant among other things, staying out of situations that would attract law enforcement such as domestic violence and driving under the influence of alcohol. “Kenyans living here without proper legal status should first and foremost, avoid what we call “triggers”. Triggers are those actions that would bring one in contact with the police such as traffic violations/ accidents, driving under the influence (DUI) and domestic violence. Most Kenyans who are deported from the US usually fall under either one or all of these categories,” said Naima Said, a Kenyan immigration lawyer based in Baltimore, Maryland.


Since the election of Mr Trump, thousands of Kenyans living in the US with mostly expired visas have been living in fear because the president-elect anchored his whole campaign on the promise to deport an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants currently living in the US. Even though there currently exist no documentary memory or credible census of how many Kenyans live in the US illegally, estimates put the number in tens of thousands. Most Kenyans who find themselves in the US without proper legal status fall in the category of visa overstays. “Majority of them came here as international students who let their student visas elapse. There is also a significant number that came here on a visitor’s visa who overstayed their visa and now find themselves under the threat of deportation,” Paul Kiilu, a bishop of Newark, Delaware.


“Lately all my consultations have been about passing the tissue box back and forth with my clients. There is a lot of panic out there, there is a lot of uncertainty. A lot of people are concerned about what would happen to them, what would happen to their children as you know we have thousands of mixed immigration families where the parents are undocumented and while the children are born here,” said Ms Naima. She said that those who are likely to be affected most are those children of illegal immigrant parents who currently enjoy some immunity to deportation under the Differed Action for Childhood Arrival commonly known as DACA. Ms Naima says because this programme was created by President Barack Obama through an executive order, it is easy for Mr Trump to terminate it because it does not need Congress to do away with it. “With a stroke of the pen, President Trump could easily terminate it or he could just refuse to renew it since the programme is supposed to be renewed every after two years,” said Mr Matemu.


NOT LAW
The lawyers said that as it is currently, there was no way of knowing what Mr Trump will and will not do because contrary to what he had said in his campaign rhetoric, there are indications that he would find it hard to deport millions of immigrant from the US. They argued that campaign pronouncements did not amount to policy positions and since President Trump’s promises have not been translated into laws, people should stop panicking and instead look for ways of regularizing and legalising their stay in the US. “Instead deporting all illegal immigrants, Trump now says he will deport only those who have criminal records a clear indication that he is now realising how hard it would be to carry through some of his campaign promises,” said Mr Matemu, the first Kenyan lawyer to be admitted to the US Supreme Court. But, Ms Naima quickly added that the way Mr Trump was constituting his Cabinet, putting in place people who are perceived to be anti-immigrants is an indication that he was serious in following through his campaign promise to deport illegal immigrants.

 

Mr Trump has announced his intention to make Alabama Senator, Jeff Session, his Attorney General while making a retired Army General, Michael T. Flynn as his National Security advisor both believed to harbour extreme views on immigrants and Muslims. “We in the immigration community and immigration advocates are alarmed as a matter of fact because many of the President-elect’s advisors have very strong anti-immigrant views,” added Ms Naima. The outcome of the November 8, Presidential elections that saw the election of the billionaire reality TV star on the Republican ticket did not just sent shock waves around the world but it also alarmed many progressive Americans especially minority groups because of his hard line stand on issues around bilateral relations, justice reforms and immigration. - Daily Nation

 

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Brexit means £58bn extra borrowing, Chancellor admits in Autumn Statement

Britain will need to borrow an extra £58.6bn because of Brexit, the Chancellor has revealed, the first time the Government has put a figure on leaving the EU. As well as larger borrowing, Chancellor Philip Hammond is facing a £40bn fall in growth by 2020. The combined figures mean the final cost of choosing to leave the EU could be £100bn. By 2020, the overall blackhole in public finances will be £122bn - with £58.6bn a direct result of Brexit, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The OBR, the Treasury's spending watchdog, said the extra Brexit-related borrowing was as a result of lower migration, lower interest rates, economic slowdown and higher inflation. It said it had found it hard to factor in the impact of Brexit on economic growth because of scant information provided by the Government. Mr Hammond also told MPs that the OBR had forecast growth would be 2.4 percentage points lower because of Brexit. In his first Autumn Statement since taking over from George Osborne, he said: "In view of the uncertainty facing the economy, and in the face of slower growth forecasts, we no longer seek to deliver a surplus in 2019-20. "But the Prime Minister and I remain firmly committed to seeing the public finances return to balance as soon as practicable, while leaving enough flexibility to support the economy in the near term." The Chancellor added: "Our task now is to prepare our economy to be resilient as we exit the EU and match-fit for the transition that will follow." Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell accused the Government of being "unprepared" for Brexit.

 

Raila 'cannot be trusted' to champion fight against corruption - Duale

 

Reports indicate that gunmen attacked Tuskys Daima along Tom Mboya street on Wednesday night. According to witnesses of the incident, the gunmen got into the supermarket and fired two shots in the air resulting to shopkeepers scampering for safety. One of the gunmen is said to have escaped after the shooting. However no injuries were reported as the branch was immediately closed after police officers arrived at the scene. The officers said they would give more information regarding the incident after investigations.

 

Three senior police officers including Msambweni police boss Benjamin Rotich have

been interdicted pending an investigation over Shimoni sugar smuggling cartel.

 

Kenyans abuzz as 'Jesus' spotted walking barefoot on Moi Avenue

A woman takes a selfie with 'Jesus' after he was spotted along Moi Avenue Wednesday, November 23, 2016

 


Business came to a halt in the CBD as a man who looked like Jesus was spotted along Moi Avenue on Wednesday evening. Dressed in a long rob, the long-haired, thick-bearded 'Jesus' drew people’s attention as he made his way barefoot through the street. His appearance resembled that of the Western image of Jesus Christ that has been etched in popular culture. Kenyans on Twitter used the hashtag #JesusInNairobi to share their excitement, with many posting selfies they took with the unidentified man. Adam Lamar said "watuuu waande kutubu sasa #JesusInNairobi".

 

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12 HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMONS AND LIMES THAT YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T HEARD OF YET

 

DESCRIPTION
Lime and lemon add refreshing zest to almost any drink which cleanse and enhance immune properties of your already healthy glass of juice.
The lime is a small citrus fruit, like a small orange, with skin and flesh that are green in color.
It is round with a diameter of about one to two inches. Most limes are sourish and have an acidic taste, but when consumed is really alkaline.
Lemon: The lemon is a small, oval-shaped fruit which is approximately two to three inches in diameter. Its outer peel is bright yellow in color and contains essential oil that is mainly limonene. Like the lime, lemon has a sourish and acidic taste, but when consumed has an alkaline effect in the stomach.

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
The nutritional benefits of limes do not differ very much from those of lemons. They are both excellent sources of vitamin C, B6, potassium, folate, flavonoids and the outstanding phytochemical, limonene.
Limonene have anti-cancer effects and help increase the level of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens.

HEALTH BENEFITS
Limes and lemons contain outstanding phytochemicals that are high in anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties. They are potent detoxifiers with anti-biotic effect that is protective against bacterial poisoning.


Asthma:  Take a tablespoon of lemon juice at least one hour before each meal to relieve asthma.


Burning soles/feet:  Rub a sliced lemon over the burning sole/foot/heel to relieve from pain and for toxin elimination through the pores of the feet.
Cholera:  The potent anti-viral properties in lime/lemon can kill cholera bacilli within a very short period of time. Drink one part juice and one part water regularly, especially during an epidemic.


Cold:  The anti-viral properties in lime/lemon fight infections and halt the progress of a cold. Take the juice of two lemons in half a liter of hot water and add raw honey to taste. Sip it slowly before bedtime.


Constipation:  Drink a glass of warm water every morning with some lime/lemon juice with raw honey. Stir in a pinch of cinnamon powder. This will help your body to detoxify and relieve constipation.


Digestion:  Lime/lemon juice have amazing digestive qualities that are very similar to our digestive enzymes. Thus it is effectively helps with digestion and relieve bloating and belching.


Feet, tired:  After a long day on your feet, soak your feet in very warm water containing lime/lemon juice to enjoy the cooling, astringent feeling. This will also help promote deep sleep due to the relaxing action on the foot nerves.


Gums, swollen:  Drink a glass of diluted fresh lime juice with a pinch of sea salt to relieve the pain of swollen gums. Use the albedo (the white matter under the peel) from the squeezed lime and rub on the gums.


Heartburn:  Add two teaspoon of concentrated lime/lemon juice into a glass of warm water and drink to relieve heartburn.


Inflammatory disorders:  Even though lime/lemon juice are sour and taste acidic, it is actually very alkalinizing in the body and is highly effective in the treatment of inflammatory disorders like rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, etc. It also prevents the deposit of uric acid in the tissues, thus reducing the risks of gout.


Skin, dry:  Rub the peel of a lemon on dry or scaly skin to restore softness and add moisture to the skin.

 

 

Meru County Assembly Speaker Joseph Kaberia has said he is ready to refund Sh470,000

he got from the county government that he used to pay rent for a house he owns.

 

 

 

 

Fraudsters give Kenyans importing vehicles from Japan sleepless nights


A new wave of theft has hit the used-car import market as tricksters emerge in Japan to cash in on a booming electronic trade to steal from unsuspecting bargain hunters. Kenya’s embassy in Tokyo has issued a fresh alert — the second one this year and sixth one since 2012 — advising importers placing online orders to deal only with registered shipping agents. “This is to kindly inform Kenyans that fraud in the importation of motor vehicles from Japan is apparently once again on the rise,” the Embassy says in the latest alert. “The Embassy is overwhelmed by messages from prospective Kenyan importers requesting verification of genuineness of companies or agents exporting vehicles from Japan before entering into transactions.” The embassy wants buyers to direct the import enquiries to the Japan Used Motor Vehicles Exporters Association (Jumvea), a lobby with which it has been working to curb car import fraud. Jumvea has similarly posted a warning on its website asking importers to confirm registration status of agents before making payment.

The lobby says fraudsters frequently offer low prices as a bait. It has committed to take stern disciplinary action should any of its members be found to have colluded with the cartel. The Kenyan Embassy has resorted to posting such alerts after its bid to get Japanese regulatory authorities to intervene failed to bear fruit. Under Japanese law, car import fraud is not regarded as a criminal offence that attracts the interest of the State. “Such cases are considered as civil offences under Japanese law, which, in essence, will require one to engage a legal firm to institute legal proceedings,” the embassy says in a notice. To prosecute a civil case, the victim has to hire a lawyer in Japan. Importers say prohibitive legal fees — which in most cases are higher than the car value — has discouraged most of them from seeking justice. They have also pointed out that fraudsters are able to withdraw money sent by victims only in one transaction before changing their identities since ATMs in Japan allow bank customers to withdraw up to Sh1 million in one go.
Multiple photos
To distinguish themselves from the phony firms, most agents give advisory to ensure prospective buyers do not fall victims to the theft syndicate. An alert published on the Japancartrade.com website, for instance, warns buyers of fraudsters in this business “but there are also a handful of legitimate and trustworthy exporters.” According to the site, online importers must insist on multiple photos of vehicles from the prospective exporter. “Photos from a decent company will have consistency— the background should be the same generally for shots taken on the same yard,” the alert says. It adds: “If you are unsure of the company, ask for more photos and be specific on the angles. For example, zoom in on the Stereo and the CD changer, Zoom in on the Chassis Number, show a picture of the exact mileage on the odometer etc. Ask to see something not important at all like photos of the door handles. If the company does not get back to you very fast with these requested photos, there is a good chance they simply do not own the vehicle.” - Daily Nation.

 

 

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Kenyans in US should invest more at home


Mr. Joseph Waithaka ABC Bank Diaspora Manager (far right) with Kenya's Ambassador

in the USA HE Njeru Githae during Mr. Waithaka recent visit in the US


On November 8, I, along with the rest of the world watched transfixed as the American public voted in Donald Trump, an unlikely candidate who ran a highly spirited yet controversial campaign. It was the culmination of a hard fought campaign that stands out for many reasons. One of his key campaign platforms was his chilling promise to deport (illegal) immigrants in their millions, a promise he has repeated after being declared president-elect. Whether he makes real his threat we will wait to see.  As a former emigrant, I relate deeply to non-resident Kenyans living in the US, whatever their status. It is a country that offered me great opportunity; opportunity that I embraced with both arms. After living and working in the US for 16 years, and interacting with many Kenyans in various capacities, I can certainly sympathize with non-resident Kenyans who may not have their papers in order and are staring possible deportation in the face.


Whether the threat pans out or not, one thing is for sure: America is undergoing a revolution that may cause non-citizens to rethink their continued stay in the ‘land of opportunities’.  According to 2015 statistics from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), there are over 30,000 illegal Kenyan immigrants in the US. I suspect these numbers are greatly understated. Whatever the case, these are enterprising Kenyans who have made that country their second home, have jobs or businesses and are supporting their families back home. Diaspora remittances to Kenya continue to grow in leaps and bounds, hitting a record Sh15.6 billion in June, according to recent Central Bank of Kenya data. A large portion of these remittances is from the US. Legal or illegal, our brothers and sisters are making a significant contribution to our economy.  Against the backdrop of uncertainty facing Kenyan Diaspora in the US, this is the time to diversify. To cast our investment nets wider. Kenyans abroad have generally been sending money back home for subsistence support — paying school fees, buying food, offsetting medical bills among other needs. Some have tried their hand at investing. Now, more than ever, is the time to go main-stream.


And there is good reason, besides the uncertainty that comes with a Trump presidency, Kenya has made tangible reforms that have improved the business environment, making it highly favourable for enterprise and investments. Only last month, the World Bank Ease of Doing Business report showed Kenya had improved 21 places to rank at 92 out of 190 countries surveyed globally! It is now easier to start a business, obtain access to electricity and register property, and there is now policy framework in place for protecting minority investors and resolving insolvency. The country has made strides in containing insecurity that had in the last couple of years caused jitters for businesses. Significant budget allocations have consistently been made towards infrastructure development, connecting major parts of the country and easing movement of goods and people. The incremental integration of the East African Community also presents tremendous opportunities for Kenyan entrepreneurs. My personal experience, having lived and worked both here and in the US, is that the Kenya economy and markets have kept up with global trends, making it highly competitive and attractive for investments. This development is backed by an equally advanced financial system that matches the increasing demands of the global bank customer. I remember struggling to find time to go to the bank to send money back home via traditional wire transfers.


Global village
Kenyans in Diaspora now find it very convenient and even cheaper to do so instantly using internet-based or mobile money transfers any time of day or night. For me, this realization is brought home as part of a team at ABC Bank that has developed world-class products that enable our Diaspora customers to save, transact or invest as though they were within the country’s borders.  It’s indeed a global village.  For a long time, one of the hottest subjects relating to the banking sector was the cost of credit. But in September, a new law regulating interest rates came into force, pushing the cost of credit down and awarding the banking population better interest earnings on their savings.  The industry regulator, the Central Bank of Kenya has also introduced and enforced stringent governance procedures and guidelines, making the sector more transparent and winning the confidence of the banking public. There has never been a better time or incentive to save your money in Kenyan banks, and to borrow at lower rates so as to capitalize on the numerous investment opportunities available.  My advice to Kenyans living in the US? The words of a former US President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt who assumed the Presidency in 1933 during the Great Depression - ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’. Let’s embrace the opportunities that exist in Kenya to realise our dreams and ambitions.  


The writer is head of diaspora banking at ABC Bank Kenya, and previously worked with the Citizens Bank of Edmond in Oklahoma, USA for 14 years. Email: joseph.waithaka@abcthebank.com. The views expressed herein are personal. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

 

 

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Man who stabbed magistrate in Nakuru court admits attempted murder charge

Michael Kuhora Njeri at Nakuru Law court on November 23,2016 when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo to answer charges of attacking a Magistrate. He accepted three of the six counts he was charged with. The court denied him bond and was taken to Nakuru GK prison.The case will continue on November 25,2016. - The Standard.

 

Government borrowing falls on record October tax take

 

Government borrowing fell by more than expected to £4.8bn in October, thanks to a record amount of tax income for that month, official figures show. The amount borrowed was £1.6bn lower than for the same month last year. From April to October, the financial year to date, borrowing, excluding state-owned banks, fell by £5.6bn to £48.6bn, the lowest for the first seven months of a tax year since 2008. The figures come a day ahead of the Autumn Statement on Wednesday. Economists had expected borrowing to come in at £6bn last month. Overall tax income in October was the highest since records began, driven in part by a 23.6% jump in corporation tax receipts. Despite the monthly improvement, on Wednesday the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, is expected to announce an extra £100bn of public borrowing for the next five years, compared with what was planned in March, largely because the economy is expected to grow less quickly than had been thought. Public sector net debt - excluding the taxpayer-backed banks - was £1.6 trillion, equivalent to 83.8% of GDP and an increase of £50.9bn compared to October last year. Mr Hammond has already indicated that he will "reset" the UK's post-Brexit economic policy away from his predecessor George Osborne's aim of taking the government from a deficit to a surplus by 2020. Instead, he plans to put more investment into areas such as infrastructure. Despite October's improvement, Samuel Tombs, of Pantheon Macroeconomics, says it doesn't compensate for the weak start to the year: "The higher-than-expected starting point for borrowing this year and weaker projections for GDP growth will compel the OBR to revise up sharply its forecast for borrowing in future years. "The chancellor's warning at the weekend that he is 'highly constrained' suggests that there will be few sweeteners for the 'JAMs'—people 'just about managing'—in tomorrow's Autumn Statement." British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) head of economics Suren Thiru also said the size of the UK's budget deficit could limit the scope for growth-boosting measures in the Autumn Statement. "The chancellor faces a major fiscal headache over the next few years, with slower than expected growth likely to further restrict the UK's ability to generate sufficient tax revenue and achieve a substantial reduction in the deficit. "It is therefore essential that the chancellor's new fiscal plan is flexible enough to adapt to changing economic conditions. The government must make a distinction between borrowing to cover the deficit and borrowing to invest, particularly in infrastructure, which will boost the economy's tax generating potential in the long-term," he added.

 

 

 

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Kevin Kararwa Leukaemia Trust (KKLT) is a charity focused on educating and creating awareness on Leukaemia and other blood cancers and highlighting lack of bone marrow  donors from Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities.  Our aim is to encourage black and other ethnic minorities to register in the bone marrow registries. On 26th of November we will be holding our yearly event to inform and update the public on the progress we have made so far. We urge all people of good will to come and enjoy the night with us and to support our cause.  For more information please visit our website - www.kkltrust.org

 

 

 

Assault suspect stabs Nakuru magistrate in courtroom

Nairobi, Kenya: Drama in Nakuru Court as suspect Michael Njeri handed a three year sentence for assault uses a screw driver to stab the magistrate and complainant. The accused is said to have hid the screwdriver in his jacked and soon after being handed the sentence he decided to stab the magistrate before he was subdued by the police… More to follow. The Standard.

 

 

How Gypsies have moved from fortune-telling to fervent Christianity


At a time when large numbers of people are drifting away from formal religion, one church is bucking the trend. Huge numbers of Gypsies and travellers in England now say they've joined a new movement called Light and Life. Those who join have given up drinking alcohol and fortune-telling, and many have even abandoned their traditional Catholic faith. The Pentecostal movement, which is Gypsy-led, has grown rapidly in the past 30 years - it says up to 40% of British Gypsies belong to it. There's no way to prove that claim, but most Gypsies and travellers will agree that there is a surge in people joining. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE


 

 

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China 56-car pile-up on icy motorway kills 17

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Uber drivers protest low pricing, threaten to join rival taxi services

 

Uber drivers took to the streets of Nairobi in a demonstration over low prices. The drivers threatened to leave the taxi-hailing service and join rival e-taxi firms if the management does not restore the old rates. "Uber is a software company, not a transport company," read the placard one of them waved. Others carried signs saying Kenatco, national carrier Kenya Airways and supermarkets chain Uchumi were all 'dying', and that taxi companies would soon follow. Another sign read: "Gava and Uber wanakula nyama tukimeza mate", which is Kiswahili for "the government and Uber are eating meat while we salivate". The 'eating meat' phrase is used by members of the public to denote corruption by the government at the expense of citizens who cannot take any action. About 3,000 drivers stayed off work in August to protest a new 35 per cent rate cut in fares announced by the US firm. Under a new lobby group Kenya Taxi Digital Association, the Uber-allied drivers said the cheaper fares have more than halved their daily earnings raising fears of inability to pay their car loans. Uber reduced the charges per kilometre from Sh60 to Sh35, while the rate per minute is down 25 per cent to Sh3 from Sh4. This is not the first time Uber is facing a revolt from drivers following fare cuts. In February 2015, the company reduced fares in Washington DC causing many drivers to opt out. The firm cut fares by 20 per cent in five South African cities in April prompting protests by drivers. - The Star

 

DENNIS NJIIRI NOW IN RIO DE JENEIRO, BRAZIL

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Dennis Njiiri has been in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil for the last one week. While in Rio he visited one of the wonders of the world statue Christ the Redeemer. Standing with arms wide open on Corcovado Mountain, this attention-grabbing masterpiece wonder of the world, statue of Jesus Christ is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which keeps on watching the view of this scintillating city. Constructed from concrete, this statue of Jesus Christ attains a mighty height of 125 ft or 38 m makes you feel as if Jesus is always there for you. Let us find out some interesting facts about Christ the Redeemer. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 

 

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Al-Shabaab engage Amisom soldiers in deadly gunfight


Terror group al-Shabaab has attacked an African Mission in Somalia (Amisom) base in lower Shabelle, Somalia believed to be under the control of Kenya Defense Forces. According to Radio Shabelle, the terror group is said to have ambushed the base operated by the Kenya Defence Force (KDF), on Monday night, November 21. The militants and the Amisom soldiers, engaged in heavy gunfight with several casualties reported. The death toll on both sides is yet to be confirmed, as the base is situated in a remote area without any communication network.

 

 

 


KENYA BUSINESS FORUM IN LIVERPOOL


The High Commission in association with Liverpool Commonwealth Association and Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce are organising a “Kenyan Business Forum.” It takes place at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Number One Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9HG on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 from 9:00 am till 12:30 pm followed by a meeting between the High Commissioner and the Kenyan diaspora in Liverpool. The purpose of the forum will be to update the Liverpool and City Region business community on the trade and investment opportunities in Kenya. It will also be an important preparatory event before a proposed trade mission to Kenya next year.

 

 

Proof of ID may be needed for NHS care, says health chief

 

Patients could have to show two forms of identification to get some NHS care, the senior civil servant at the Department of Health has said. Chris Wormald told a Commons committee it was a controversial move but already happened in some NHS trusts. The NHS has "a lot further to go" in reclaiming money for treating foreign visitors, he said. Committee chairwoman Meg Hillier raised concerns that some British residents might not have passports or other ID. Head of the BMA council Dr Mark Porter said the discussions were a distraction given that health tourism was "such a small problem" for the NHS. NHS Trusts in England are legally obliged to check whether patients are eligible for free non-emergency NHS treatment and to recover any costs from overseas patients. But this does not always happen. The National Audit Office report estimates that only half of debts were recovered from patients from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and only 58% of hospital doctors know that some people are chargeable for NHS healthcare. Estimates from 2015-16 suggest £500m should have been charged to foreign patients - but only £289m was collected. St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, is currently running a pilot scheme to test new proof of ID processes to recoup costs from pregnant overseas patients. Mr Wormald, permanent secretary at the Department of Health, which is responsible for the NHS in England, told the Public Accounts Committee: "We have some trusts that are looking at asking for two forms of ID before treatment. "Now that is obviously quite a controversial thing to do but... those are the kinds of things we want to look at. "We don't have evaluated results of those yet, but what those trusts are reporting is that does lead to an increase in identification." He added: "There are individual trusts like Peterborough who are doing that, who are reporting that it makes a big difference and there you are saying 'Please come with two forms of identity, your passport and your address' and they use that to check whether people are eligible or not. "Now it is obviously quite a controversial thing to do to say to the entire population 'You now have to prove identity'." But Ms Hillier said she had constituents who had no photo ID.

 

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Tsunami warning for Fukushima after strong earthquake hits Japan

A tsunami warning for waves up to three metres has been issued after a strong earthquake hit northeastern Japan. People are being warned to evacuate low-lying areas in Fukushima prefecture and Tokyo Electric Power Co was checking its nuclear plants for damage. TV pictures showed ships moving out to sea as tsunami sirens wailed. Swells of two to three feet have so far been reported. The epicentre is not far from Fukushima's Daiichi plant, which in 2011 had a nuclear meltdown following Japan's strongest-ever earthquake - a 9.0. The plant's owner said things appeared normal after Monday's quake, broadcaster NHK reported, but there are blackouts in some areas. The quake struck off the Japanese coast, 67km northeast of Iwaki city, at a depth of 11.4km, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. A fire department official said there was smoke or a fire at a petrochemical research centre, but that it had been extinguished. Tokyo, 150 miles south, also felt tremors from the earthquake - which struck at 6am local time (9pm GMT). Japan's Meteorological Agency initially put the earthquake at 7.3 magnitude, but the USGS reading was later downgraded to 6.9. NHK said the East Japan Railway Company had suspended some of its bullet train services, but there are no reports of serious damage or injuries so far.

 

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Court orders Nairobi hawkers out of Nairobi streets

 

Hawkers operating from the city centre have been ordered to move to designated places within the city. A commercial court on Monday said the “traders cause immense suffering” to other street users and thus should move out. “As correctly pointed out by lawyer Titus Koceyo for the Nairobi City County, all other users of city streets suffer undue hardship, inconvenience and are subjected to chaotic environments due to hawkers spreading their goods without order,” Chief Magistrate Peter Muholi ruled. Mr Muholi dismissed two cases filed by the hawkers, through lawyers Elizabeth Muthoni Karanja and Sheila Mugo, seeking to restrain county askaris from harassing, arresting or interfering with their operations at Plot Zero on Moi Avenue and also on Tom Mboya Street. He stated that county government officers are mandated to ensure “there is good environment of doing business, hence tasked with ensuring there is order; licence all business and generally be in charge of their counties.” Declining to bar city askaris from confiscating goods from the traders, Mr Muholi said the hawkers cannot be allowed to “operate from all corners of Moi Avenue or Tom Mboya Street.” Mr Muholi said any loss suffered by the hawkers failing to access their trade can be remedied through damages and advised them “to engage the licencing organ on approvals and allocation of specific areas of trading.” Lawyers Karanja and Mugo, for the over 500 hawkers, had urged the court through their seven representatives to restrain the city askaris from interfering, harassing, intimidating, unlawfully arresting or confiscating the hawkers’ goods or items while at their designated areas at Plot Zero. “The loss that would be occasioned on the other users of the affected streets would be more immense and on a balance of convenience, the scales of justice would tilt in favour of the city county, which is tasked with the responsibility to ensure law and order is maintained,” ruled Mr Muholi. - Daily Nation

 

 

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Sad:South Africa Prophet sprays insecticides on congregants for healing

Photographs of the Doom-spraying at a service and prayer meeting over the weekend were shared on a Facebook account allegedly belonging to prophet Lethebo Rabalago of Polokwane. The photographs were first posted on a Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA) account‚ Rabalago’s church. Rabalago and MZGA could not be reached on Monday morning to confirm the veracity of the accounts. But Rabalgo told eNCA that he uses Doom insect killer to heal people with cancer, HIV or any other illness. In a number of posts‚ MZGA testified of those who had received healing from Rabalago’s method of dousing worshippers in Doom. One photograph from Sunday was captioned: “ Mrs Mitala. The Prophet called sick people to come forward. She went to the forth and told the Prophet that she suffers from ulcer. The Prophet sprayed Doom on her and she received her healing and and deliverance. We give God the glory!”.  In another post MZGA said: “By my name‚ you shall drive out demons. By my name‚ you shall pick up snakes. Anything you touch‚ receives favour because of the anointing upon you. “Doom is just a name‚ but when you speak to it to become a healing product‚ it does. People get healed and delivered through doom. Its not by might nor by power‚ but by the HolySpirit. We give God the glory!!” The claim of Doom’s healing qualities was posted on Saturday‚ accompanied by seven photographs showing the pastor wielding a Doom can and spraying it in the eyes and on the feet of people.

 

In August‚ Rabalago reportedly placed a large speaker on top of a congregant to solve her problems. According to the Citizen‚ the speaker was intended to act as God’s hand. Twitter users have taken to the platform to express their shock and poke fun at the pastor’s Doom-spraying prayer technique. T.K Mallela @Makhalela said “#Doom is trending sadly, clearly we don’t know better. how is this normal though, our churches doing some weird things…” “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no DOOM.” Mzansi Memes @MzansiMemes said. Religious leaders using alternative and questionable methods to heal worshippers is no laughing matter‚ however. The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) this year probed the alleged abuse of people’s belief systems by pastors‚ following complaints from various communities. Some of these complaints include accusations of pastors feeding congregants grass‚ petrol and snakes. Among the warnings on a can of Doom is that it can cause “irritation of the skin‚ eyes and mucous membranes”‚ and it advises users to “keep out of reach of uninformed persons” and “avoid contact with skin‚ eyes and clothing”. “In case of contact‚ wash thoroughly with soap and lukewarm water … if misuse results in accidental illness consult a doctor immediately.” -the-star.co.ke

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Police seek to hold wife of slain Kiru Secondary

School principal for two more weeks

Jane Muthoni Mbuthi, wife of murdered Kiru Secondary School Principal Solomon Mwangi, when she appeared in a Murang'a court on

November 21, 2016. Police are seeking court orders to detain her for another 14 days as they complete their investigations.


Police want to hold the wife of slain Kiru Secondary School Principal Solomon Mwangi for a further 14 days to allow them to complete their investigations. Murang’a State Counsel Judy Ombele applied in a Murang’a court to detain Jane Muthoni Mbuthi for another 14 days, saying police have proved beyond reasonable doubt that they need to continue holding her in order to complete investigations. Ms Ombele told the court that the investigations are still in the early stages and that vital statements had not been recorded. Last week, the same court allowed prosecutors to remand her for seven days as they investigated. They told the court that they intend to record statements from the staff of Ichachiri Secondary School, where the suspect is the principal, and said she may jeopardise their investigations if she is released. Clement Mwangi, the lead investigator from the Homicide Department at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters, swore an affidavit seeking the detention order. Mr Mwangi said Ms Mbuthi is not the only suspect in the murder case, adding that they are investigating others who are still at large. He further said prosecutors have seven SIM cards that are supposed to be subjected to forensic analysis. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

Opposition chief Raila Odinga has cautioned against panic in CORD, insisting that the coalition still has time to select a presidential candidate to beat President Uhuru Kenyatta. Although CORD co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka has warned that the coalition risked acrimony if it chooses a contested presidential nominee arguing that time has run out, Raila said there was no reason to panic.

 

 

Cars submerged as heavy rain hits Britain after Storm Angus

 

More than 70 flood warnings are in place, mostly in the North East and South West, after large parts of England and Wales were battered by heavy rain and gale force winds. The torrential conditions caused travel disruption as train services were cancelled, cars were submerged and motorists had to be rescued after becoming trapped in floodwater. A ferry was stranded at sea, homes were flooded and some roads and schools, including in Devon, were shut amid the extreme weather in the wake of Storm Angus. Between 5am and 5pm on Monday, 48mm of rain fell in Brendon Hill, North Devon, 35mm in Bristol, 48.6mm in Pennerley, Shropshire, and 49.4mm in Tafolog, Monmouthshire. Some 87 passengers and 59 crew members on a Stena Europe ferry had to stay on board overnight after the vessel was unable to dock in Fishguard Harbour in Wales after sailing from Rosslare, Ireland. The heavy downpours have been moving northwards, causing flooding in areas including Greater Manchester, and the more persistent rain could be confined to Northumberland and Durham by early Tuesday, said the Met Office as it issued a yellow "be aware" warning. It also warned of strong winds of 50mph-70mph in areas such as Cumbria, the Lothians and the Borders. But the Environment Agency warned widespread heavy rain and showers will affect most parts of England over the next 36 hours and could cause more flooding.

 

 

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Tourism Regulatory Authority give eight Nairobi hotels five-star rating

 

At least eight hotels in Nairobi County have been ranked five-star by the Tourism Regulatory Authority. According to results published in a gazette notice on November 18, town hotels in Nairobi which were rated five-star were Villa Rosa Kempinski, Hemingways Nairobi, Sankara Nairobi, Fairmont The Norfolk and The Sarova Stanley. Other hotels in Nairobi that got the five-star rating were Radisson Blu Hotel, Dusit D2 and Tribe Hotel. Of the more than 80 hotels classified by the agency, only 30 establishments were awarded star ratings. Hotels that got the four-star rating were Crowne Plaza, Ole Sereni, House of Waine, Weston Hotel and Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi. Others rated four-star were Sarova Panafric, Fairview, Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club and The Boma. In the three-star category was The Clarion Hotel, Ngong Hills Hotel, The Heron Portico, Panari Hotel, Marble Arch Hotel and Mountain Breeze Hotel. Establishments ranked two-star were Central Park, Fahari Gardens, Eton, Boma Inn, Jacaranda Nairobi, West Breeze and After 40 hotels. In other regions, Amboseli Sopa Lodge and Kibos Safari Camp in Kajiado County were rated three-star along with Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos County. Westwood Hotel in Nyeri County was rated two-star and so were Ibis Hotel Nanyuki in Laikipia County, Ibis Hotel Nyeri, Maxoil Hotel in Laikipia. Ibis 2000 Hotel Karatina in Nyeri County got a one-star rating. Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi was rated four-star while Bollywood Bites in Mombasa was ranked three-star.


EXERCISE CONDUCTED FAIRLY
The results were for the remaining six counties of Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kitui, Makueni and Kajiado whose hotel classification was completed last month. On Sunday, the agency’s director-general Kipkorir Lagat said the exercise was conducted fairly and the assessors had been certified by the East African Community secretariat. Sarova Stanley general manager Paolo Marro was delighted with the results, saying the establishment was ranked a five-star due to its quality services. “The five-star rating is a confirmation of our commitment to offering our guests the true African experience,” he said. In the previous results of hotel classification which was conducted in 41 counties across the country by the agency, only seven establishments had been rated five-star. The agency had rated hotels from the regions of Nyanza, Western, North and South Rift, Central and Upper Eastern and at the Coast. Those ranked five star establishments were Leopard Beach Resort and Swahili Beach Resort from Kwale County and Medina Palms, Watamu, in Kilifi County. Others were Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Olare Mara Kempinski from Narok County, Segera Retreat Lodge in Laikipia County and Lake Elmentaita Serena Camp in Nakuru County. Mombasa County tourism hub did not feature in the list of five-star winners as its popular hotels were ranked four-star. In Kisumu County, the top rating was a three-star with establishments such as Kisumu Hotel, Sovereign Hotel, The Vic Hotel and Imperial Hotel rated three-star. Of the 228 establishments which were inspected by TRA certified assessors in the 41 counties, seven were rated five-star, 31 as four-star while 42 were ranked three-star. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

 

 

COMING TOGETHER AFTER 40 YEARS

The Class That Made History at Njiiri School Celebrates 40 Years

 

Forty years ago in November/December 1976, a group of some 120 unassuming youngsters graduated from Njiri’s High School (as it was then known), after completing their EACE (O-Level) examinations. The teenage boys, known to each other as njamba had joined the school four years earlier from various primary schools mainly in the then Central Province. According to the school tradition, they were now ‘aciari’.

The students from the Class of 1976 were not aware that they were on course to make history for the school they fondly called ‘Ya-Kinyona’. When the EACE results were announced in the famous 1 o’clock VOK news in February 1977, Njiri’s was listed at position six in the whole country. The Class of 1976 had put Njiri’s High School on the national academic map where it was to remain for the next 30 odd years. This performance was improved in 1977 when the school achieved an incredible third position behind Alliance Boys and Ngandu Girls.

The then Headmaster and architect of this performance, the late Benjamin Githira Maina (Githee kia Ngano), is said to have ignored Ngandu’s position and swore, “we will beat the mighty Alliance High School”. Sadly he died two years later before achieving his dream but left a solid academic foundation. BG Maina, a reputable disciplinarian and workaholic used various techniques including the cane to achieve these results. His motto was self-discipline. Two years earlier in 1974, this entire class had been sent home for indiscipline. On returning to school with their parents, each student received three of BG Maina’s special cane.

 

But all students who passed through Ya Kinyona those days agree that these were the most memorable and fun-filled years of their lives. They remember with nostalgia the comradeship, the dynamic sports and extra-curricular activities, the nicknames for teachers and colleagues, the weekend bull dances and above all, the passionate love for bread (ndafu), tea (muhua) and porridge (glue). It is often observed that students at Njiiri School never fought each other physically (witty, stinging insults were something else).

To celebrate 40 years since Ya Kinyona, the Class of 1976 is planning a Reunion Luncheon on 10th December 2016 at Enkaciti in Kitengela from 11am. All njamba and their spouses are encouraged to attend and to participate in a celebratory “scrum”.

This chance to meet friends you have not seen in those forty years is not to be missed. They can also join the Njiiri School Class Of ’76 WhatsApp group administered by HaronWachira (+254722320141) and Dr. Stanley Kiiru Gichia (+27824584058). There is a lively chat going on there with Arthur Waweru, Charles Kinyanjui Njoroge, Dr Julius Mwangi Gachoya, Ernest Mbira, Joel Mwangi Duncan, Herbert Kanina, Peter Kanyiri, Peterson Kimani, Lawrence Kimani Gaitho, Maina Kamau, Makanga Njage, Mbatia Kimani, Phineas Munyi, Steve Muthua, Kenneth Mwangi Muriuki (Menju), JB Mwangi Thuo (Cowboy), Mwangiwa Jakubu, Benard Mugo Gichomo, Peter Njiiri Karanja (Mr Seed), Peter Rimui (Kagotho), Prof Peter Kabanya Mwaniki, Thongoro Kiiru, Waithaka Gakuya and James Wanyaga, who is also coordinating the Luncheon (+254724954867). - By Dr. Kiiru Gichia, South Africa

 

 

 

Five-a-day fruit and vegetable advice 'unrealistic', says new GPs' head

When it comes to fruit and vegetables, two-a-day, rather than five, might be more realistic advice to give families, says one of the UK's leading doctors. The new chair of the Royal College of GPs, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, says lots of people may struggle to afford the recommended amount of daily portions. Public Health England insists five-a-day is affordable and achievable. Dr Stokes-Lampard wants doctors to take a pragmatic approach and offer patients tailored goals. She also rejects the idea that smokers should always be told to give up. Dr Stokes-Lampard claims many children are being brought up with a culture of not having any fresh fruit and vegetables at all.

 

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Kenyan man gets 10-year jail for drowning fellow Kenyan in Dubai


A man, accused of intentionally drowning a compatriot by holding his head down in the sea, was sentenced to 10 years in jail, to be followed by deportation, on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Kenyan earlier denied a premeditated murder charge in the Court of First Instance. He claimed he was only having fun and that he was then under the influence of alcohol.He was also accused of consuming alcohol without a licence. Two other Kenyans, aged 30 and 25, who have been accused of failing to report the crime that happened on January 22, were each ordered to pay Dh1,000 fine. “The incident was at first reported as an accident, but later the victim’s boss, a 54-year-old Italian restaurant owner, told us that he suspected it was an intentional drowning, as the victim’s friend told him so,” a police lieutenant said. The police spoke to one of the victim’s female relatives and found he was with the three accused and two women on Jumeirah Beach on that day. “They all denied knowing anything about the matter. However, the victim’s friend told us, quoting the third accused, that the main defendant drowned the victim by forcibly putting his head in the water for more than once. It was like that until the victim disappeared in the water,” the police officer told the prosecutor. Several mutual friends told the police that the defendant and the victim had previous disputes and that the defendant had threatened to hurt the victim. During the questioning, the main accused alleged he was playing with the victim by putting his head in the water. “He claimed that when the victim disappeared he got scared and returned to the beach. He did not call for help,” the lieutenant said. The defendant confessed to the police he had threatened to kill the victim but claimed it was in an instant of rage. According to the forensic expert, the victim died because of drowning. The alcohol level was high in his body to an extent that make him lose balance and damaged perception. - Khaleej Times

 

 

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

2 Thessalonians 1:3

 

Growing in Love
We read in 2 Thessalonians 1:3: "We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters,[a] and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing."When Paul says, ‘Your love for one another is growing,’ it’s not the kind where life’s perfect and everybody accommodates you. God’s intention is to ‘grow’ you into the kind of love that’s not defined by your feelings, but a sacrificial love that says, ‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me’ (Galatians 2:20 NIV 2011 Edition). It’s possible to be in love with the idea of a perfect marriage, without actually loving your mate. Or the dream of what your kids could become, if only they’d follow your advice. But when it comes to loving a rebellious teen who acts like ‘the other side of the family’, it’s a growing process that puts your love to the test. Jesus said, ‘As I have loved you … you must love one another’ (John 13:34 NIV 2011 Edition), and He never asks us to do anything without giving us the ability to do it. So are you ready to do a little growing? ‘When we’re hurt it’s common to withdraw. But the worst thing a parent can do is to withhold affection in response to a child’s behaviour. A child’s heart grows when it’s nurtured with unconditional love. Affection doesn’t depend on behaviour, mood or circumstances. Being pleasing does not equate to being lovable. Imagine if Jesus loved us only when we behaved perfectly. We’d never experience His affection, and consequently we’d wither away. And since Jesus is our example, we need to love others with Christlike grace. He loves us according to His capacity, not according to the degree of our merit. We must love others … not by our standards but by His.’

 

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Cargo ship hits barge in Storm Angus

 

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A 200m-long cargo ship hit a barge full of rocks in the English Channel, as Storm Angus battered the south coast of England with high winds and heavy rain. Eleven of the 23 crew members were evacuated by helicopter after the ship got into difficulty off Samphire Hoe near Dover. The other 12 members remained on board and are working on getting the vessel to a safe port. Storm Angus is the first named storm of the season. The Saga Sky was dragged into the rock barge by severe winds after losing all of its engine power. The coastguard declared the situation "a major incident", with two helicopters involved in evacuating crew members and a French tug sent to assist the stricken ship. Andy Roberts, an RNLI volunteer with the Dover Lifeboat House, said although the Saga Sky was damaged and had been taking on water, there was "no sign of pollution" in the surrounding waters. After regaining some engine power, the ship was able to move to a safe anchorage at Dungeness, according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and the focus is now on moving it to a more secure port of refuge. Storm Angus has brought gusts of up to 106mph - recorded 23 miles off the coast of Margate - while gusts hit 80mph at Langdon Bay, both in Kent.

 


Swift action by police thwarts Al-Shabaab attack in Mandera


A combined team of security officers on Saturday thwarted a planned terror attack after ambushing the attackers in their hideout in Elwak, Mandera South sub-county. Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said the combined forces tracked the Al-Shabaab militants from as early as 6am on Saturday. “We received information as early as 6am that the militants had crossed into Kenya within Elwak area. The security teams caught up with them at about 2pm,” said Mr Shisia. He said the officers encountered three suspected Al-Shabaab militants at Dabacity area along the Elwak-Kotulo road. “We recovered four magazines of 7.62mm special calibre, five mobile phones, two Somali National Army (SNA) jackets, one police pocket phone, three jerricans of water and assorted clothes,” said Mr Shisia. He said the terrorists were hiding at Qoble with an intention of attacking buses plying the road but took off on seeing police officers. Mr Shisia said one of the terror group members was perched on a tree and spotted the security officers before alerting others who took off leaving their equipment. He said the militants did not engage in a gunfight with the security officers. “The recovered mobile phones will go a long way in helping us with our investigations,” said Mr Shisia. He said the mobile phones would be used to establish locals who might have been communicating with the Al-Shabaab militants. However, Mr Shisia could not confirm whether the recovered mobile phones had Kenyan or Somali communication network service providers. “We shall get more details about the sim-cards once the experts handle them but they are very useful to us in the fight against terror,” he said. Last week, police shot dead a suspected Al-Shabaab member in the same area. The County Commissioner assured road users that the area was safe and secure. “We are in control and I assure road users to go on with their plans since there is nothing to worry about,” he said. He said the government was aware the enemy was operating in small groups from different areas in Mandera. - Sunday Nation

 

 

Uhuru not a corrupt leader, Moi declares


Baringo Senator Gideon Moi addressing residents at Oledeem in Narok North during the homecoming ceremony of ACK Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit. Mr Moi has defended President Kenyatta on corruption.  Kanu national chairman Senator Gideon Moi has defended President Uhuru Kenyatta against corruption allegations. Gideon, who is also the Baringo senator, said he knows the President at a personal level and is confident that Mr Kenyatta is not corrupt. Instead, Gideon laid the blame on corruption on the doorsteps of unnamed personalities around the presidency. Speaking at Oledeem Village in Narok North Constituency during a thanksgiving ceremony for the newly-elected ACK Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, Gideon said Uhuru means well for the country. “Uhuru is a good President who means well for this country. I have grown up with him and he is my friend. He is not a thief but those around him are the problem,” Gideon said. - The Standard

 

 

 


Kenya seeks to tap into the Sh360 trillion (US$3.6 trillion) global Halal industry and position itself as the hub of the growing sector in the region. Speaking during the two-day Halal Expo in Nairobi, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib  Balala said Kenya should not be left behind from Halal industry that produces goods and services that target more than 1.6 billion Muslims and others across the globe The industry includes food processing, pharmaceuticals, financial services, clothing, tourism, cosmetics among others that are in line with Islamic principles.  

 

 

Queen set to invite Donald Trump to Windsor Castle for a State Visit next year


The Queen is set to invite US President-Elect, Donald Trump, on an official State Visit to the UK in mid-2017 according to reports. According to The Daily Telegraph, senior government officials are already writing up plans for the State Visit which promises to be a historic occasion. Mr Trump will not receive an invitation to visit the UK in an official capacity until he is sworn in as President in January. If Mr Trump does visit the UK, he is likely to stay at Windsor Castle, partly due to major refurbishment works that will be taking place at Buckingham Palace. This news comes a few days after it emerged the President-Elect told British Prime Minister, Theresa May, that his late mother was a ‘big fan of The Queen’. In a ten-minute phone conversation, the President-Elect told the Prime Minister that his mother, Mary Trump, was a ‘big fan’ of the Queen. Donald Trump also reportedly asked Mrs May to pass on his best regards to The Queen when she next visit’s Buckingham Palace. Out of the 12 presidents in Her Majesty’s reign, only five were ever invited for a State Visit. Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. So will Trump be lucky number six? The United States and the United Kingdom have long had the “Special Relationship” that Prime Minister Winston Churchill mentioned in 1946. On the phone to the Prime Minster, Mr Trump invited Theresa May to the US, saying: If you travel to the US, you should let me know. Some British Members of Parliament have been questioning the future of the special relationship, with one MP raising the issue in Parliament. Responding to the questions, Mrs May said in her weekly Prime Minister’s Questions that she “will ensure that the special relationship continues, and does so in the interests of both the UK and the US.”

 

Anxiety for Kenya bank workers as 1,000 lose jobs in three months

 

 

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PCEA UK Outreach Church has moved to Memorial Community Church, Plaistow

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

 

 

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Woman detained for spreading malicious messages against Family Bank


A woman is being questioned over allegations of spreading malicious messages against Family Bank on social media. Ms Christine Njeri was arrested by Banking Fraud Investigations Unit detectives Friday and spent the night at Kileleshwa Police Station. The move comes two days after Family Bank assured its customers that its remains strong and open for business. In the statement, the bank urged its customers to ignore negative statements and malicious rumours on social media that tried to depict it negatively. “The source of the malicious statement is under investigation by the directorate of Criminal Investigations,” the statement read. Family Bank confirmed its strong financial position stating that it operates within requirements governed by the Central Bank of Kenya. - Daily Nation.

 

 

President Museveni of Uganda had no words when an old man broke the protocol and came forward to salute him.

 

 

 

"I want to be brought back to life 'in hundreds of years"
14-year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

"I don't want to be buried in the ground"

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US – a process her estranged father opposed


A 14-year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically frozen in the hope that she can be brought back to life at a later time. The court ruled that the teenager’s mother, who supported the girl’s wish to be cryogenically preserved, should be the only person allowed to make decisions about the disposal of her body. Her estranged father had initially opposed her wishes. During the last months of her life, the teenager, who had a rare form of cancer, used the internet to investigate cryonics. Known only as JS, she sent a letter to the court: “I have been asked to explain why I want this unusual thing done. I’m only 14 years old and I don’t want to die, but I know I am going to. I think being cryopreserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up, even in hundreds of years’ time. 


“I don’t want to be buried underground. I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they might find a cure for my cancer and wake me up. I want to have this chance. This is my wish.” Following the ruling, in a case described by the judge as exceptional, the body of JS has now been preserved and transported from where she lived in London to the US, where it has been frozen “in perpetuity” by a commercial company at a cost of £37,000. The girl’s parents are divorced. She had lived with her mother for most of her life and had had no face-to-face contact with her father since 2008. She resisted his attempts to get back in touch when he learnt of her illness in 2015. The judge, Mr Justice Peter Jackson, ruled that nothing about the case should be reported while she was alive because media coverage would distress her. She was too ill to attend the court hearing but the judge visited her in hospital.


Jackson wrote: “I was moved by the valiant way in which she was facing her predicament. It is no surprise that this application is the only one of its kind to have come before the courts in this country, and probably anywhere else. It is an example of the new questions that science poses to the law, perhaps most of all to family law … No other parent has ever been put in [the] position [of JS’s father].” He added: “A dispute about a parent being able to see his child after death would be momentous enough on its own if the case did not also raise the issue of cryonic preservation.” Since the first preservation by freezing in the 1960s the process has been performed only a few hundred times. The body has to be prepared shortly after death, ideally within minutes. Arrangements then have to be made for the body to be transported by a registered funeral director. “The scientific theory underlying cryonics is speculative and controversial, and there is considerable debate about its ethical implications,” Jackson said. “On the other hand, cryopreservation, the preservation of cells and tissues by freezing, is now a well-known process in certain branches of medicine, for example the preservation of sperm and embryos as part of fertility treatment. Cryonics is cryopreservation taken to its extreme.”  The judge said the girl’s family was not well off but that her mother’s parents had raised the money. A voluntary UK group of cryonics enthusiasts, who were not medically trained, had offered to help make arrangements. 

Co-operation of a hospital was required. “This situation gives rise to serious legal and ethical issues for the hospital trust,” the judge observed, “which has to act within the law and has duties to its other patients and to its staff.”  The hospital trust in the case was willing to help although it stressed it was not endorsing cryonics. “On the contrary, all the professionals feel deep unease about it,” the judge said. The Human Tissue Authority (HTA), which regulates organisations which remove, store and use human tissue, had been consulted but said it had no remit to intervene in such a case. “The HTA would be likely to make representations that activities of the present kind should be brought within the regulatory framework if they showed signs of increasing,” Jackson said. The HTA said: “We are gathering information about cryopreservation to determine how widespread it is currently, or could become in the future, and any risks it may pose to the individual, or public confidence more broadly. We are in discussion with key stakeholders … and the possible need for regulatory oversight.”


The government may need to intervene in future, Jackson said: “It may be … events in this case suggest the need for proper regulation of cryonic preservation in this country if it is to happen in future.” Inquiries made of American authorities revealed that there was no prohibition on human remains being shipped to the US for cryonic preservation, providing certain provisions were made. During the course of the 14-year-old’s case, the father changed his mind and told the court: “I respect the decisions [my daughter] is making. This is the last and only thing she has asked from me.” A child cannot make a will and the court had to decide where the girl’s best interests lay. The judge concluded that allowing the mother to make a decision about her daughter would be in her best interests. The girl died peacefully knowing that her body would be frozen, the judge recorded. The Department of Health said: “Cases such as this are rare. Although there are no current plans for legislative change in this area, this is an area we will continue to keep under review with the Human Tissue Authority.

 

 

 

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How Cryonics Works


Operating room at Alcor Life Extension Foundation


If ­you decide to have yourself placed in cryonic suspension, what happens to you? Well, first, you have to join a cryonics facility and pay an annual membership fee (in the area of $400 a year). Then, when your heart stops beating and you are pronounced "legally dead," an emergency response team from the facility springs into action. The team stabilizes your body, supplying your brain with enough oxygen and blood to preserve minimal function until you can be transported to the suspension facility. Your body is packed in ice and injected with heparin (an anticoagulant) to prevent your blood from clotting during the trip. A medical team awaits the arrival of your body at the cryonics facility. Once you are transported to the cryonics facility, the actual "freezing" begins. Cryonics facilities can't simply put their patients into a vat of liquid nitrogen, because the water inside their cells would freeze. When water freezes, it expands -- this would cause the cells to simply shatter. The cryonics team must first remove the water from your cells and replace it with a glycerol-based chemical mixture called a cryoprotectant -- a sort of human antifreeze. The goal is to protect the organs and tissues from forming ice crystals at extremely low temperatures. This process, called vitrification (deep cooling without freezing), puts the cells into a state of suspended animation.

 

 

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Property Developer Mr. Peter Muthee is in London

Caught at World Travel Market in Excel, last week with Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo (3rd from left): was Mr. Peter Muthee (2nd left) and his wife Mrs. Muthee (4th right) and Anchor Group Property Manager Mr. Jackson Amutala. While visiting Stratford Mr. Peter Muthee (far right) of Giraffe Ark found another Giraffe Restaurant at Stratford City London.

 

The chairman of Anchor Group of companies and his Property Manager Mr. Jackson Sachita Amutala are in London with an intention of meeting Kenyans in the UK. The team visited World Travel Market at Excel London last week where they met alot of Kenyans as well as international clients. Kenyans at the exhibition showed alot of interest with the group's properties. This resulted into the team remaining behind to showcase their products. They will be visiting several towns in UK to bring the products closer to the people during their short stay. Some of their products include Giraffe Ark Homes and Giraffe Ark Holiday homes where you can go for holiday and you can also buy your own home and the Giraffe Ark Management would manage the property for you. Nest Manor is another project where yhou can own a fractional share in the Executive Suites in a hotel which is only 2 kilometres from Nyeri Town. Thika Golden Pearl a prestigious Gated Community is 5 kilometres from Thika on Thika Gatanga Road. It is divided into four islands which has a unique housing design. Isinya Lush Gardens plots are an opportunity of a lifetime where you can own a plot at affordable prices - www.isinyalushgardens.com. For more information please contact Peter in UK on 07491571826, WhatsApp +254 724239383 or Jackson Amutala on UK no. 07491380468 or WhatsApp +254 715406794. All these information can be found on www.goldenpearl.co.ke

 

 

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Top Democrat 'very concerned' about Trump's attorney general choice Jeff Sessions

 

 

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 in a highly pressurised environment and having multiple priorities to manage; known for a deep understanding of business needs and 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.

 

Personal website: www.lizokindalegalconsultancy.com 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta jets back from Morocco


President Uhuru Kenyatta is received at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary

Monica Juma and National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale on November 17, 2016.

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday evening returned to Nairobi from Marrakech, Morocco, where he addressed the United Nations Climate Change Summit. The President and his delegation arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly before 9pm and was received by senior government officials, led by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe. At the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22), President Kenyatta urged world leaders to remain committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change that gave hope to the poorest countries. In support of the agreement, the Head of State said his Cabinet has approved its ratification and now awaits the final approval by Parliament. The President welcomed the coming into force of the Paris Agreement, saying it will provide the much-needed impetus to address climate change for a safer future. President Kenyatta emphasised the need to synchronise the implementation processes of the agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. While in Morocco, President Kenyatta also met 30 African leaders on the sidelines of the COP22 to drum up support for Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed for the post of chairperson of the African Union Commission. Among the leaders were those from Nigeria, Gabon, Rwanda, Seychelles, the Comoros, Sudan, Senegal and Chad. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

 

A Whispers from London (You have only one life!)

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

A month had gone since we left high school and village life was becoming a bit boring. We were used to comfortable school life but now we were faced with duties of tilling the land and grazing cows. This was not only boring but also tiring and demonic. I could not wait to go and visit Peter in his home. Peter's home was located just beside Aberdare ranges many, many miles from my home. Just before Christmas, I decided to go and visit him with the hope that I would return on the eve of the New Year. I had never visited his home again but all in all he had given me the directions.

 

I took an early morning bus and was in Peter's home by 2 A.M. I introduced myself to his mum and dad and some other family members. They were all very happy to see me which made me feel wanted. Peter must have told his family very good things about me from the way they welcomed me. I was surprised that they all knew me, where I had come from, my parents and also my position in class in our second term mock exams. They were free to tell me everything so long as they did not suspect that I had feelings for Pamela their daughter. Somewhere in the middle of the conversation, they informed me that my friend Peter had gone to visit his uncle who lived in Nairobi. His uncle had made an impromptu visit to their home and requested parents whether he could go with Peter for a visit to his home in Nairobi. While there, he could coach his children in some subjects that they found hard. In the village, chances of being invited to the city were scarce so Peter had to grab the chance. Secondly, I had not replied to his letter that he had sent me asking me whether I was going to honour the promise of visiting him. On hearing that Peter was not around I was disappointed but I tried very hard to act like all was okay. His parents told me to feel at home and that I was free to stay in their home as much as I wanted. I tried to look at Pamela's face to see whether she was happy that I was being offered a chance of staying in their home without Peter's presence.

'Man Man, do not even feel at home, feel at Heaven! When you are here, we feel as if Peter is here. We know a lot about you - in a good way!'she said as she smiled broadly exposing her beautiful dental formula and dimples on her light skinned face.

 

'Nice view you command from here Pamela!’ I said as I looked at the gigantic Aberdare ranges which ran miles and miles. From Peter’s house, the hills along the mountain looked like several angry giants ready to pounce on each other at the slightest provocation.

‘Yeah, you may say that but considering that there are thousands of wild animals roaming about, it is a dangerous place to be if you are alone!’ she said.

‘You mean you have never been inside there, say camping or hiking?’ I asked.

‘Once in a while we normally go there but we just go by the edge. We have lions that live in that hill up there. For strange reasons, they like feeding on people rather than livestock,’ she said.

She told me how their cows are released from their sheds and head straight to the mountain to feed.

‘Unfortunately,’ she went on to narrate ‘we lost one cow that was heavily pregnant. It went with the other herd but it never came back. It is now three days since it disappeared,’ she said.

‘Sorry for that Pamela…’ I told her still not very sure whether that was the best thing to say.

‘Man Man you should not be sorry. You are not to blame! Let us change gears and talk of something else,’ she said.

Next she suggested that we go and visit some of her friends which I welcomed with one hundred hands. She asked her parents whether she could show me around and they were very okay. From the house we took a narrow foot path that went straight for about a mile to the north. The whole path was clear and the sky was also very clear. On the way we talked about our goals and aspirations. Out of the blue, I told her that my aim was to become an astronaut although by then I never knew whether I needed to have a degree in onions or tomatoes to do astronomy. I noticed that her pace was very, very slow as we walked and she also made sure that as we walked, our bodies were very close to each other. One thing that God gave me from birth is the ability to tell stories with ease so I kept her entertained most of the times. To look great to her, I told her made up stories that centred on bravely and the main character was myself. I had no idea where we were going although I did not mind just being with her until the end of the world.

 

Suddenly she pointed to a house that was about half a mile away and she told me that it belonged to her uncle. The plan was to go there and ask her cousins to visit her and celebrate my visit. We were to close a small river by stepping on two logs before taking a slight diversion to the right then head straight to the house. I was the first to close as I waited for Pamela to close too. She told me that she was fearing to close alone and whether I could hold her hand. She held on my hand and closed with ease. I expected her to let go off my hand once she closed she still held it. It was a good feeling to feel her warm veins in her hand next to mine. I could also feel her heart beat next to mine which made me feel as if all the Angels had come to earth just to greet me.

 

No sooner had we held hands for five minutes than I heard a cough followed by a greeting from one side of the path.

‘Hello Pamela, nice to see you. Who is this man?’ asked the voice. I looked around and saw two middle aged men smoking tobacco. At the same time Pamela dropped my hand in a split second and told them that I was Peter’s friend who had come to visit.

‘I see…Peter’s visitor who has come to visit when he has gone to the city? Waoh! Clever man!’ they said almost in chorus. They then slightly interrogated me but when they heard that Peter’s dad knew of my presence, they started being friendly.

I later learnt that one of the men was Pamela’s uncle. I looked at the two men and realised that they were all staring at me with so many questions on their faces. After a blanket of silence, they asked Pamela to join her cousins in the house and leave me with them so that we can talk like men. What the hell?!

 

‘Young man, you are Godsend. Look at this mountain, Pamela’s father has lost his cow and even us, we have lost two cows this week. We are not convinced that they are eaten by wild animals. There must be someone playing games. Now we want you to accompany us to the mountain. There is no point of telling Pamela’s dad because he does not want to risk his life. Now take this sword we go!’ he said. I felt as if the whole world was placed on my shoulders.

 

It was too late to refuse to accompany them. It was approaching 4 P.M. when the three of us hurriedly entered the forest. There were some foot paths in the forest that only allowed us to walk in a line. I was the youngest and the shortest so I had to be the last in the queue. For one, the two men were strangers to me. Even if one of them was an uncle to Peter, I did not know the content of his character. Secondly, for reasons unknown to me, they were quiet most of the time. As we entered deeper in the forest, I did not understand and the motive of going to the forest. So what if the wildlife rangers were steeling the cows?

 

I was damned if I was in front of the queue and I was still damned if I was the first. I was aware that a wild animal could come from any direction and attack us so I had every reason to get worried. We passed through deep valleys and we could not see any carcass of a cow. As we ascended the hill we heard strange noises coming from all sides…PING, PONG, CLICK, PING, CROK, CLICK…was all what we could hear. We followed the source of the noise for about a hundred metres.

 

Looking around, we saw about fifty healthy cows grazing around. Suddenly an old man of about seventy years came out of hiding and greeted us. The two men and the herder all called each other by name to my surprise. I literally stared at the man wondering whether he was a normal human being. I wanted to know how he could risk his life by being in the centre of ferocious wild animals. He told me that his cows were his source of pride and wealth.

‘To me, you take yourself to the slaughterhouse with your eyes wide open!’ I told him.

‘Young man, tell it to the birds. I love what I do. Look at all these cows, If I was to sell them, I would have a cool five million! Is that not easy wealth?’ he asked me. I was not convinced that that was the best way of acquiring wealth. He told us that as he was going home, he saw lions feeding on something on three occasions and that he was pretty sure that those were our cows.

 

That evening, I went to bed disturbed at the length we humans go to acquire wealth. To my opinion, if what we do compromises our lives, it is not worth doing. How often do we engage ourselves in violent relationships when we know very well that we can die from them? If your spouse is not happy when you are around, shame on you! If your children do not feel safe with you around, think twice! Some jobs we do greatly affect our health but we still continue doing them despite the danger that they pose. Know what? We have got only one life to lead. We should guard it jealously. Nothing is worth dying for because once we are dead, we will never come back to life.

***********Anybody interested in knowinghow my relationship with Pamela went? Keep reading....*******************

 

 

 

 

 

Protect Christian programming and coverage at the BBC

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We call on Her Majesty’s Government , and in particular Karen Bradley, Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, to exercise due oversight of the BBC and to reject any attempt to downgrade Christian programming in favour of increased coverage for Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh faiths. The Director-General of the BBC, Lord Hall of Birkenhead, has said he will increase the coverage of other faiths and could broadcast Friday prayers from a mosque along the lines of Songs of Praise. He says he will do this because there have been complaints that the Corporation was ‘too Christian’. We entirely reject any idea of Christian bias at the BBC. In 2011 a survey conducted by the BBC itself found that of the 4,500 people approached, the overwhelming feeling was that the BBC was anti-Christian, and that the Christian faith was consistently misrepresented. In 2012, the then Director-General, Mark Thompson, himself admitted that Christianity was treated ‘less-sensitively’ than other religions. Since that time there have been numerous similar complaints of clear bias against Christianity, some coming from employees at the BBC themselves.
In 2009 Aaqil Ahmed was appointed Head of Religion and Ethics. Under his tenure there have been a series of documentaries on, and relating to, Islam. All have been highly supportive of it and, as Mr Ahmed has himself admitted, have been designed to overcome prejudice and distrust of Muslims in this country. By contrast, programmes commissioned relating to Christianity have been consistently designed to undermine Christian belief, calling into question fundamental tenets and doctrines of the faith.


For example, the main Christmas Programme of 2010 provoked outrage after suggesting the Virgin Mary was a prostitute; the 2016 Easter programme, examining the role and character of Judas, suggested the Bible portrayal was not just inaccurate, but totally wrong, thereby calling into question the validity of the Bible. More recently, in 2015 the BBC was accused of “enforced politically correct blindness” and “diminishing religion” after they scheduled fewer than four hours of original Christian programming in more than 300 hours of shows over Christmas. In fact Christian themed television over the Christmas period last year made up less than three per cent of the total, four hours of which were also repeats.
This is unacceptable. The UK is a Christian country, established as such by statute. In marked contrast to the traditions and values of all other belief systems, our society - founded on the idea of respect for the individual as made in the image of God - is based upon Christian values. These values and beliefs have shaped our laws since before Magna Carta, and over time have become the foundation for Western democracy worldwide. It is entirely right therefore that Christianity be given more airtime than the beliefs of minority groups, and that it should at all times be treated with respect.


Lord Hall has said that he will increase coverage for the Muslim, Hindu and Sikh faiths – but that this will not be at the expense of Christian programming, which remains the cornerstone of BBC output. This is specious, because Christian programming has already been severely downgraded, but we would further point out that there is no mention of the Jewish faith in these plans. In these days of increasing anti-Semitism, surely the Jewish faith and plight of Jews worldwide should receive increased coverage – so why this omission?
The BBC say they have received complaints that their programming is too Christian. One would ask from where these complaints have come - if indeed they have come from anyone apart from Mr Ahmed - because the more general and common complaint is that the BBC displays clear bias towards Islam and contempt for Christianity.


We therefore call for an urgent review of policy making at the BBC, and that in particular protections be put in place to protect and reflect the UK’s Christian heritage and character in any future programming. As the BBC is funded by tax payer money, we further call, in light of the current proposals, for immediate review of the BBC Charter, and licence fee. - CLICK HERE AND SIGN THE PETITION

 

 

 

 

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Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide


Volkswagen has announced plans to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide with about 23,000 of the losses borne in Germany. VW, still dealing with the aftermath of the emissions-cheating scandal, aims to rejuvenate its core brand, and develop new electric and self-driving cars. VW says it will create 9,000 jobs as part of investments in new products. The cuts should bring annual savings of €3.7bn (£3.2bn; $3.92bn) by 2020. VW and unions have been hammering out a plan to revive its fortunes since June. Volkswagen chief executive, Matthias Mueller, said it was "the biggest modernisation programme in the history of the group's core brand". "The VW brand needs a real shake-up and that is exactly what the future pact has turned out to be," he added. The car giant - which employs 610,000 people in 31 countries - wants to increase the brand's profit margin from 2% to 4% and to do this it will need to improve productivity at its German plants by 25%. It has 120,000 workers in Germany so the cuts represent a fifth of employees in its heartland. Volkswagen has pledged there will be no compulsory redundancies and the top staff representative in Germany, Bernd Osterloh, said the new models would be built there: "The next generation of electric vehicles will be made here in Germany, not abroad."

 

 

 

Bagged salad is Salmonella risk, study finds

 

Bagged salad can fuel the growth of food-poisoning bugs like Salmonella and make them more dangerous, a study says. University of Leicester scientists said the moist environment combined with nutrients leaching out of chopped leaves created the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. The researchers said they were shocked at the way the bacteria thrived, even in the fridge. They advised people to eat bagged salad on the day they bought it. Despite their wholesome nature, fresh green leaves and salad foods are often involved in food poisoning. An outbreak that affected more than 2,000 people across Europe in 2011 was traced back to bean sprouts and this year, officials in England traced an outbreak that killed two people back to bags of rocket leaves. Studies have shown that salad can carry bacteria, but the research team showed the bag made things much worse. Bags are often moist to help keep the salad crisp and fresh and the plants have often been chopped into individual leaves for convenience. The study showed sugars, proteins and minerals escaped from the cut leaves into the water in the bag. "That's a reasonable amount of nutrients if you're a bacterium," said researcher Dr Primrose Freestone. The study, published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, showed that an initial contamination of 100 Salmonella bacteria would increase to 100,000 within five days. "That's more than an infectious dose," Dr Freestone said.

 

KC man Godfrey Kirui charged with raping sleeping woman he drove


A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with rape, accused of jumping into a stranger’s car outside a nightclub, driving away with a sleeping woman and sexually assaulting her by the side of the road. Godfrey K. Kirui was arrested at the scene of the reported attack early Sunday morning and is charged with rape, felonious restraint, assault and tampering with a motor vehicle. According to Kansas City police, an officer on patrol shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday encountered Kirui and a 22-year-old woman in a vehicle parked near East 39th Street and Gillham Road. According to court records, the officer heard the woman scream, “Help me, help me, help me,” and saw Kirui throw her out of the vehicle through the open passenger door. The woman told police that Kirui had raped her. She said that she had been sitting in the vehicle, which belonged to a friend, outside Club Aura at 3832 Main St. when Kirui jumped into the driver’s seat and drove them away. She said she tried to fight Kirui but he struck her in the head. Kirui was in custody Tuesday at the Jackson County jail. Bond was set at $150,000 cash. - Source: kansascity.com

 

Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner must pay $36m to her family

after a judge ruled he was "legally responsible" for her death

Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon in 2012 on left and on right Bobbi Kristina Brown with her mother Whitney Houston


The daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unresponsive in a bath in her Atlanta home in January 2015. She died after spending six months in a coma. A civil lawsuit accused Nick Gordon of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from Brown's account into his own. It claimed he had given her a "toxic cocktail" before putting her face-down in the water. "There was an urgent need, in my mind, to get justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown and that's why I took the case. We intend to pursue, with all vigor, the full collection of the judgment," attorney David Ware said.  "We hope that in some small way this will allow Krissy's family to continue their quest for peace." The judge ruled in favour of the family after Gordon repeatedly failed to appear in court. Gordon has never been criminally charged in connection with Brown's death. Brown's death came just three years after her mother died in similar circumstances at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before the 2012 Grammy Awards. The medical examiner's office was unable to determine how Brown died, but she had morphine, cocaine alcohol and prescription drugs in her system. Houston and Bobby Brown were married 15 years before their relationship ended in 2007. Bobbi Kristina was their only child together. Gordon, an orphan, had been raised by Houston.

 

 

Powerful Minister Who was Forced to Marry by President Kenyatta


Charles Mugane Njonjo is one of the few Kenyans who have had a taste of absolute power. Born to Senior Chief Josiah Njonjo in 1920, Charles had a life of privilege and is said to have ridden to Alliance High School on a horseback under a heavy escort of the native policemen. After Alliance, Charles travelled to South Africa where he studied law at Fort Hare University (same university attended by Nelson Mandela and Robert Mugabe). Before independence, Charles became the only African allowed to live in the exclusive Muthaiga neighbourhood which, at the time, was reserved for the whites. His English mannerisms and love for British culture earned him the notorious title, ‘Sir Charles’. For several decades, Charles has been known for his bespoke-stripped suits which he wears with a red lapel and has stated that he only buys his clothes from London’s Savile Row Despite his contempt for Africans, Jomo Kenyatta appointed him as Attorney General — a post that gave him immense power. Among his colleagues, Charles was known as the senior bachelor with little interest in the beautiful African women who worked around him. As a result of pressure from Mzee Kenyatta, who would often complain that he did not wish to be advised by a bachelor, Charles married a British woman at the age of 52. After Kenyatta’s death, Sir Charles was instrumental in ensuring Daniel Moi was allowed to ascend to the presidency despite opposition from a section of powerful Kikuyu mafia. He, however, fell out with Moi and was dishonourably relieved off his power. At 96, Sir Charles, or the Duke of Kabeteshire (another English nickname inspired by his origin from Kabete) is still strong and living a wealthy life with interests in a number of blue chip companies. -kenyans.co.ke

 

 

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DIASPORA HOME COMING


Dear Members in the Diaspora,

We thank Almighty God for the far he has brought us in the year 2016.

As we close the year, we would like to appreciate all the members for the tremendous support that you have shown us during the year.

We would like to invite all our members from the Diaspora in the USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, China, Australia and  locally within Kenya borders
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Vipingo and Juja among others.

We will also offer an opportunity to all our members to interact with our staff and directors during these 2 days of Customer Service excellence.

The event will be held on Thursday 15 December 2016 to Friday 16 December 2016 at the Kenya Power (KPLC) parking base opposite Stima Investment Plaza II.

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US intelligence chief James Clapper resigns


US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Thursday that he had submitted his resignation, stepping down as President-elect Donald Trump begins to assemble his new administration. Clapper, whose job is to coordinate the work of 17 disparate agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, said resigning "felt pretty good" after six years in the job. In a Congressional hearing he made clear he was not available to stay on in the job after Trump takes office on January 20. "I submitted my letter of resignation last night," the retired air force lieutenant general, 75, told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "I got 64 days left and I think I will have a hard time with my wife for anything past that," he said. Confirming that, the Directorate of National Intelligence said later in a tweet that "As required of all appointed Administration officials, DNI Clapper has signed a letter of resignation effective at noon on Jan 20, 2017." Clapper's tenure as US intelligence chief was marred by the leak of documents from the NSA demonstrating that it collected massive amounts of data on the communications of US citizens. In March 2013 Clapper denied in testimony to Congress that the agency swept up such data from US telecommunications providers.

 

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 Strange things we do in Africa in the name of "It's Our Culture"

1. We care more for the dead than we do for the living!

2. We spend more to bury a person than we do to save their life.

3. We will not travel to go see a sick relative but to bury him /her

4. People will rarely respect you while alive but will want to "pay their last respects" to your casket.

5. A person may NEVER receive roses in their entire life but they will get lots dumped on their graveyard!

6. We will spend a night at a neighbour's funeral and it will be our first time to see the inside of their house!

7. No one gives a damn to know your village until you die and they will all fill car after car to "escort" your corpse

8. We will take the dead to the temple knowing fully well they had nothing to do with worship*while alive.

9. We might not have granite tops in our kitchens but use the granite in the graveyard!

10. An entire village might not have a single house with cement floors but the only place with cement will be a graveyard!

I propose we have "Cultural Reforms". We have a culture of "hypocrisy"
... a culture that is "Pro-death" and NOT "Pro-life!" 
We need to value life BEFORE death.

This is deception! 

 

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8 Incredible Butternut Squash Health & Nutrition Benefits

 

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If you’re tired of eating potatoes all the time (you know, like me), and are on the lookout for a new side dish that’s as delish as it is healthy, look no further: Butternut squash is where it’s at. The nutrition and health benefits of butternut squash are a plenty, and there are oodles of different ways you can enjoy it—baked, boiled, or sautéed on its own, or added to stir fries and salads. It’s the perfect side dish to any entree, and also makes for a mouthwatering soup.


Nutrition and Health Benefits of Butternut Squash


1. Prevents high blood pressure
A one cup serving of butternut squash contains almost 500 mg of potassium, which can help decrease your blood pressure by counteracting the effects of sodium in your diet. Keeping your blood pressure in a healthy range can help you steer clear of serious health issues like heart disease and stroke.


2. Promotes regularity
One cup of butternut squash contains almost 7 grams of fiber, which can help prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract by supporting healthy bacteria in the gut.

3. Improves eyesight
Butternut squash is literally loaded with vitamin A—one cup of squash has over 350 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA), which is uber-important for healthy eyesight. It’s a great source of zeaxanthin and lutein, two powerful antioxidants that can also protect your vision.
4. Keeps bones strong


Since it contains about 17 percent of your RDA of manganese, butternut squash can help your body maintain healthy bone structure, calcium absorption, and improve the mineral density of the spinal column. Meanwhile, vitamin C takes part in the production of collagen, which is important for building bone mass. Other minerals found in squash, such as iron, folate, and zinc, all contribute to bone health and protect against osteoporosis.


5. Protects your skin
Butternut squash also contains nearly half of your daily dose of vitamin C, which has been linked to healthier skin: A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined links between vitamin C and skin aging in 4,025 women aged 40-74, and found that higher intakes of the vitamin were linked to a lower likelihood of wrinkles and dryness.


6. Boosts immune function
While vitamin C may not cure the common cold, it may help reduce your risk of developing further complications, such as a lung infection or pneumonia. It may also help protect you from other immune system deficiencies, such as cardiovascular disease.


7. Reduces inflammation
Because of its high antioxidant content, butternut squash may have anti-inflammatory effects, helping you to reduce your risk of inflammation-related disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. For example, a study by the University of Manchester found that those who had the highest intake of the antioxidant beta-cryptoxanthin were only half as likely to develop arthritis over a seven to 15 year period, compared to those with a lower intake. Another study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention followed nearly 400,000 people for up to 16 years, and found that a higher intake of beta-cryptoxanthin also reduced the risk of lung cancer by more than 30 percent.


8. Aids in weight loss
With less than 100 calories, 26 carbohydrates, and almost no fat in a one cup serving, it goes without saying that butternut squash is the cheese to your diet’s macaroni. The fiber content alone helps increase satiety (the feeling of fullness), which can help you manage your weight. Add this nutrition-packed food to a larger portion of your meals, and your weigh scale won’t even know you’re standing on it. (Kidding. Sort of.)

Enjoy These Delish Butternut Squash Recipes
Ready to indulge in the nutrition and health benefits of butternut squash? Pffft, of course you are! Below are a few droolworthy recipes your tastebuds will love:


1. Baked Squash and Spinach Salad
This salad recipe combines squash, spinach, pumpkin seeds, red onion, and orange, and is finished off with a drizzle of parsley-honey vinaigrette dressing.


2. Butternut Squash Pasta
Butternut Squash. Parmesan. Garlic. Onion. Salt and pepper. What’s not to love about this pasta recipe?


3. Butternut Squash Soup with Sage
This soup recipe makes for a nutrition-packed lunch, or a simple first course to warm up the tastebuds (literally).

 

 

Major air disaster over central London ‘narrowly avoided’

after drone just misses passenger plane

 


A major air disaster over central London was only avoided by “pure luck” when a drone came within just 60ft of a passenger plane. The pilot of the A320 aircraft, which had around 165 people on board, spotted the drone, similar to the one above, as the plane flew past the Shard skyscraper as it made its landing approach to Heathrow Airport. The remote controlled flying device, described as black and about 50cm wide, was spotted out of the right flight deck window at about 12.45pm on July 18, according to the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) report into the incident. The plane, which was flying at an altitude of 4,900ft, ”narrowly avoided” colliding with the drone, according to the report. Crew members on the jet said the drone had “probably” passed above the right wing and the horizontal stabiliser, which is found on the tail of the plane. The UKAB report said: “Members agreed that this incident appeared to be a very near-miss and that the drone operator should not have been flying in that location at that altitude.” It added that the account given of the incident “portrayed a situation where a collision had only been narrowly avoided and chance had played a major part”. It deemed the incident to be in the most serious category of risk and said the drone operator had not been traced. Currently there are no specific regulations that limit the maximum height for drones that weigh 7kg or less. The National Air Traffic Service say there are more than two million drones are now in circulation in Britain, with good quality models available on the shelf for as little as £500.

 

PHYSICAL BANKING IN KENYA IS COMING TO AN END

PHYSICAL BANKING IN KENYA IS COMING TO AN END

 

Russia withdraws from ICC as Philippines threatens to follow suit

A combined picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin and International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.
THE HAGUE



Russia dealt the International Criminal Court a fresh blow Wednesday as the court's top officials urged nations to support the tribunal hit by a wave of unprecedented defections. Moscow has never ratified the world's only permanent war crimes court, but in a heavily symbolic move on the opening day of the ICC's annual meeting, it said it was formally withdrawing its signature to the tribunal's founding Rome Statute. "The court did not live up to the hopes associated with it and did not become truly independent," Russia's foreign ministry said, describing its work as "one-sided and inefficient". Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to follow in Russia's footsteps and pull his country out of the ICC, incensed at foreign criticism of his deadly drug war. Speaking in his home town of Davao city in the southern Philippines shortly before flying to Peru for a regional summit, Duterte said: "They (Russians) may have thought the International Criminal Court is (useless), so they withdrew their membership." "I might follow. Why? Because these shameless bullies only picked on small countries like us." The Philippines is among 124 countries that are members of the UN-backed ICC, the world's only permanent war crimes court.


 

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Brilliant Funeral Insurance Sweeping the UK

A Coffin in Ghana

Ten years ago, very few people opted for funeral plan insurance, usually known as a ‘funeral plan’. But that’s changed dramatically for several reasons I will reveal in a minute. In fact, over half a million people in the UK have opted for funeral plan insurance. But first, what is funeral plan insurance and why do you need it? When you pass away, your loved ones will want to organize a funeral. Funeral plan insurance covers the cost of the funeral and related expenses. And the costs are skyrocketing. Today, even a modest funeral can cost at least £3,456. But that’s before costs for memorials, flowers, and catering which can be over £2,000. In addition, estate administration costs run well over £2,160. The government will not pay funeral expenses. In some cases, life insurance and money saved can cover funeral expenses. But if the person who has passed away has not prepared for the cost, then relatives must pay the expenses. With funeral costs already high … and set to increase … more and more people are opting for funeral plan insurance. Here’s why...


1) Funeral plans are inexpensive. Most people are amazed when they discover funeral plans can only be a few pounds per week.

2) Help your friends and relatives. Funeral plan insurance means they pay nothing for your funeral expenses.


3) Protection from price increases. Funeral plan insurance can cover the increases in funeral expenses. So whatever the increase in funeral expenses, funeral plan insurance can provide coverage … for just a few pounds a week. Remember, funeral expenses will reach £24,000 by 2020.


4) No health restrictions. Most funeral plans do not require any type of checkup or health information. Simply sign up and you’re covered. It only takes a few minutes.


5) Choose your funeral director so your family can organize a suitable funeral … plus you can select the solicitors you want to handle final legal arrangements.


6) Reassurance for you and your loved ones that there’s a plan for the funeral and related events. Your relatives will never go in debt to pay for the funeral.


7) No need to use life insurance or other monies. Funeral plan insurance can cover all expenses.


8) Simple peace of mind knowing you will have everything organized after your passing … with no complications and no out-of-pocket expenses for friends and relatives.


Getting funeral plan insurance is simple and easy. It’s also extremely inexpensive – especially when you consider the useful benefits. Getting a quote for funeral plan insurance takes just a few minutes. Your information is kept private and there’s no obligation to buy funeral plan insurance. You are simply requesting a quote. To get your free quote, click here now or click the button below. Coverage is provided through one of the UK’s leading insurance providers. Benefits are clearly explained with no “fine print” and surprises. Experts will answer any questions you have about funeral plan insurance. Click here now to get your quote or click the button below.

 

 

A KENYAN LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN UK


A Kenyan lady has passed away in Ealing, West London. It is with great sadness that we announce the demise of Mary Anyango Wanganya Dervish in West London on Tuesday 8th November, 2016. Daughter of late Arthur Wanganya Kadima and Felgona Akoth Kadima Sister of the late Margaret Omukongolo, Juie Tsuma, Fred, Steve, Roselyn and Edwin Muruka, Evelyn Chesire, Zadock and Afred Osundwa. Mother to Linda Luseno, Webster Luseno and Kadima. The Service for her journey home is to be held on Thursday 17th November 2016 at 1230hrs on the following address: Christ the Saviour, New Broadway Ealing, London W5 2XA. Please help us on any Contributions for her funeral support to repatriate her to Kenya. On the account as follows: Halifax Account : 00001580, Sort Code: 11-11-55 and name: Basiliza Masbayi. For further queries please contact: Kerian on 07448 747 533.

 

 

JKL: Inspirational Thursday with World Celebrated Author-Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

JKL: Inspirational Thursday with World Celebrated Author-Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, 10/11/16 Part 1

JKL: Inspirational Thursday with World Celebrated Author-Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, 10/11/16 Part 2

JKL: Inspirational Thursday with World Celebrated Author-Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, 10/11/16 Part 3

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

Romans 14:13

 

 

Instead of Judging People, Let’s Love Them

We read in Romans 14:13: "Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister." You can work alongside and pray for someone who’s having an extramarital affair, without having one yourself. Remember, you were a sinner before you were saved by the grace of God, so act with humility and don’t fall into the trap of self-righteousness. ‘When God forgives, He consigns the offense to everlasting forgetfulness,’ so show grace when you encounter somebody whose lifestyle makes you uncomfortable. Learn as much as possible about them and allow your interactions to dispel any preconceptions and prejudices. See them as hurting individuals loved by God - people who need the same grace you received. When you love the unlovely, you’re just doing what God did for you. Just because somebody’s ‘different’, doesn’t mean you should dismiss them or consider them inferior. You don’t want to be judged or demeaned because of your colour, culture, or countenance, so don’t do it to others! Because the Bible is clear about not emulating others in their sinful practices, we can be tempted to think we’re better than they are. That’s the sin of pride! Sometimes we think if we love and accept certain people, we’re condoning their sin. No, the truth lies in remaining respectful and accepting others the way Jesus did. Whether it was racial differences (Samaritans), lifestyle differences (the five-times-divorced woman at the well), or class differences (Nicodemus), Jesus loved and accepted people as they were, while inspiring them to a higher standard. 

 

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DENNIS NJIIRI VISITS IGUAZU FALLS IN BRAZIL

Dennis Njiiri Njiiri is now at Port Iguazu at the border of Argentina and Braizil. He took time to visit the biggest falls in the world Iguazu Falls which comprises of 275 falls. He joined other tourists in a boat to tour the fall which took the whole day. Although they speaker English in the tourists attractions site Language barrier is an issue because they speak Portuguese in Brazil. He is now heading to Reo de Jeneiro in a tourist bus for a 26 hours journey. He met a Scottish youth couple in the bus who are going round the world for 14 months. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey. 

 

10 INCREDIBLE FACTS

1. Iguazu Falls aka Iguassu Falls or Iguaçu Falls, are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu.

2. The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River.

3. The first European to find the falls was the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541, after whom one of the falls in the Argentine side is named. The falls were rediscovered by Boselli at the end of the nineteenth century, and one of the Argentine falls is named after him.

4. Some of the individual falls are up to 82 meters (269 ft) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 ft). The Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish or Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped, 82-meter-high (269 ft) , 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long (490 by 2,300 feet) cataract, is the most impressive of all, marking the border between Argentina and Brazil. Two thirds of the falls are within Argentine territory.

5. About 900 meters (0.56 miles) of the 2.7-kilometer length (1.67 miles) does not have water flowing over it. The edge of the basalt cap recedes only 3 mm (0.1 in) per year. The water of the lower Iguazu collects in a canyon that drains into the Paraná River at Argentina, shortly downstream from the Itaipu dam.

6. Iguazu currently has the greatest average annual flow of any waterfall in the world. The water falling over Iguazu in peak flow has a surface area of about 40 Ha (1.3 million ft²) whilst Victoria in peak flow has a surface area of over 55 ha (1.8 million ft²). By comparison, Niagara has a surface area of under 18.3 ha (600,000 ft²).

7. Taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide, Iguazu Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left a large crack in the earth. During the rainy season of November – March, the rate of flow of water going over the falls may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750 cubic m) per second.

8. The best times to see Iguazu Falls are in the spring and fall. Summer is intensely tropically hot and humid, and in winter the water level is considerably lower.

9. The area is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

10. On her first sight of the tremendous falls, Eleanor Roosevelt exclaimed: “Poor Niagara!”

 

 

 

 

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Plot for sale in Kimbo, Nairobi size 0.038 hac. located 0.5km from Thika road next to Kimbo AP Police post. The plot has a semi complete and a complete house, current rent kshs 42,000 per month. It has a title deed, owner asking KShs 22m, negotiable. For more information contact Mr Kaguta +254721708155 or email: beaevans21@gmail.com

 

 

COMMONWEALTH YOUTH WORKER AWARDS 2016

 

On Thursday 11th, 2016 the Secretary General presented awards to the 2016 Commonwealth Youth workers at Marlborough House. Among the nominees was Eric Omwanda Nehemial who won the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year – Africa Region. The adjudication panel was impressed by his exceptional contribution to youth development work around the theme ‘Empowering young people through Sport and Art’. Mr. Omwanda is the co-founder of Mathare Foundation that trains and creates opportunities for children and youth in photography, sports and performing arts so that they can emerge as role models and Peace Ambassadors. The main issue that this project seeks to tackle is reducing youth radicalisation in Mathare slums. The Mission was represented by Mrs. Grace Cerere the Ag. Deputy Head of Mission. - Kenya High Commission, London

 

 

Man arrested with 40 number plates linked to car theft syndicate in Kenya, Uganda

Eldoret OCS Julius Leng'ole and other police officers inspecting some of the number plates and other items recovered from the suspect's house at Maili Nne

 

Police in Eldoret have arrested a man with 40 number plates for cars suspected to have been stolen from Kenya and Uganda. Eldoret West CID boss Ali Samatar said they also recovered several motorcycles spare parts and electronics from the suspect's house at Maili Nane estate in the town. Members of the public raided the house and beat up the man before he was arrested. Samatar said they were looking for other suspects involved in the syndicate to steal cars and motorcycles in the region. “We have been getting reports on the theft of cars and motorcycles in his region and the man identified as Peter Onsogo is now a key suspect helping us with investigations,” said Samatar who was with Eldoret OCS Julius Ling’ole. The number plates recovered were for cars from both countries. Samatar said police would investigate how the man got them and if they had been used in robberies in the region. The man who sustained serious injuries was taken to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment under police guard. He had deep cuts on the head inflicted by angry members of the public. Boda boda operators in the region are targeted by robbers who steal motorcycles. Samatar praised members of the public for helping to get the suspect but cautioned against mob justice. “We are very happy with how members of the public are working with us to deal with crime and we hope this will continue”, said Samatar. At the same time Eldoret East Police boss Nelson Taliti said they had put in place adequate security measures as the December festivities approach. “We are preparing for the holidays and we expect to work with the public to stop crime which tents to increase especially robberies during the month of December”, said Taliti. - The Star

 

 

 

 

A KShs. 7.5 billion wedding in India


 
 The lavish wedding of the daughter of an Indian politician has sparked outrage as millions across the country are in the midst of a cashflow crisis. The five-day wedding of businessman and ex-state minister G Janardhana Reddy's daughter, Brahmani, is estimated to cost about 5bn rupees ($74m; £59m). But with gold-plated invitations and Bollywood stars expected to perform, the nuptials have proved controversial. Critics have described it as an "obscene display of wealth". The wedding kicked off just days after the Indian government announced it would scrap 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in a crackdown on undeclared wealth, making redundant the vast majority of cash that Indians use on a daily basis. Millions of Indians have been standing in queues in an effort to deposit or exchange the old currency and frustration is widespread. Weddings in India are no exception to India's largely cash-based economy and many payments for wedding services are typically made in cash. Mr Reddy was quoted as saying that he had mortgaged properties in Bangalore and Singapore to raise money for the wedding and that all payments were made six months ago when the planning started. It hasn't stopped Indians taking to social media to ridicule the expensive wedding. His political opponents meanwhile have used it to speculate if the prime minister's drive against illegal "black money" would include elites. A former member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka state, Mr Reddy recently spent three years in jail on corruption charges, which he denies, and was freed on bail last year.
 
 The wedding in numbers


 Total cost of wedding: 5bn rupees
 
 Gold-plated invitation cards, fitted with LCD screens: 10m rupees
 
 The bride's wedding sari: 170m rupees
 
 Bride's jewellery: 900m rupees
 
 3,000 bouncers and 300 policemen on security duty along with sniffer dogs and bomb squads

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Trump will be paid just one dollar to be President

USA: The billionaire businessman says he won't take the presidential $400,000 salary when he takes office in January. Donald Trump will be paid just $1-a-year to be President of the United States, he has revealed. The billionaire businessman will not take the $400,000 salary when he takes office in January. Instead, he will take a nominal $1 as required by law. In his first interview since his shock election win, Trump sat down with CBS News' Lesley Stahl at his Manhattan home to film 60 Minutes. During the interview, Trump was grilled on a wide range of issues, many of which he had been outspoken on during his controversial campaign. Trump has already been heavily criticised for a number of embarrassing u-turns and softening of his previously tough election pledges. He vowed that he would still build the wall, but accepted that there "could be some fencing" in certain areas. He added that a wall would be "more appropriate" in other locations along the border. Trump also revealed he planned to "immediately" deport three million illegal immigrants with criminal records as soon as he entered the White House in January. But he did not elaborate on his plans for the remaining nine or 10 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be in the country. Instead, he emphasised the need to "secure our border" before making any further "determinations".

 

 "After the border is secure and after everything gets normalised, we're going to make a determination on the people that they're talking about who are terrific people, they're terrific people but we are gonna make a determination at that," he said. "But before we make that determination, it's very important we are going to secure our border." Addressing his competitor Hillary Clinton , Trump characterised her concession phone call as "lovely" despite branding his rival a "nasty woman" and a "puppet" during the final presidential debate. "She is very strong and very smart," he said. But Trump wouldn't rule out appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton over the use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. "They're good people. I don't want to hurt them. And I will give you a very, very good and definitive answer the next time we do '60 Minutes' together," he said. quot;immediately" deport three million illegal immigrants with criminal records as soon as he entered the White House in January. But he did not elaborate on his plans for the remaining nine or 10 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be in the country. Instead, he emphasised the need to "secure our border" before making any further "determinations". 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tension as New Police Unit Arrests 9 corrupt officers

 

A fresh row has emerged within the police department following the formation of a special unit to arrest corrupt officers. The unit, which has been in operation for the last one week, is based at Vigilance House – the police headquarters in Nairobi – and it is made up of 300 officers drawn from the General Service Unit and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations departments. Since its set up, the team has so far nabbed nine traffic police officers and two members of the public who were allegedly found soliciting and receiving bribes. Nonetheless, the group’s operations have been disputed by traffic police officers who are now lamenting that the unit is only targeting the department. The lamenting officers claim that corruption should first be dealt with at the high ranks in the service including Vigilance House and DCI headquarters. “This if not checked, may culminate into departmental balkanization and warfare,” one officer complained.    

 

 The special unit has been publicly roughing up and arresting officers suspected to be collecting bribes – a move that has been faulted by the affected officers who now want the Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinett to explain how officers who are found not to have received bribes will be “compensated” for being embarrassed. Last week on Thursday afternoon, the unit nabbed Constable Jackson Chepsiror Kiptanui who was allegedly caught soliciting a bribe from a motorist. The officer, who was later locked up at the Thika Police Station, was found with Sh14,450. The cash included 112 Sh100 notes and 65 Sh50 notes. On Friday, along the Embu-Nairobi road, the team arrested Corporal Julius Mutune, a driver attached to the Eastern region traffic headquarters, and Ms Jane Marigu Ireri, an Embu County Government revenue collector, who was allegedly receiving a bribe from the corporal. On the same day, three other officers and a motorist were dramatically arrested at Kiganjo, along the Nyeri-Nanyuki road, and Sh15,950 seized. -kenyans.co.ke  

 

STIMA INVESTMENT VISITING BOTSWANA AND SOUTH AFRICA

Dear members,

 

Greetings and trust you have kept well.

 

A delegation from our Management team will be visiting Botswana and South Africa from 19th to 27th November 2016

 

In Gaberone, Botswana, we shall be at the TloTlo Hotel and Conference center from 19th to 22nd November 2016.

In Johannesburg, South Africa, we shall be at the Indaba Hotel from 26th to 27th November 2016

 

An updated itinerary will be sent in due course.

 

Do inform your friends and relatives of our upcoming visit. We would like to meet them all and discuss investment issues.

 

We look forward to meeting you and your friends/ colleagues there.

 

Regards,

 

Rita Kiloo
Customer Relations 
Stima Investment Co operative Society Ltd
P.O BOX 75629 00200 City Square
Nairobi.
Office No: 020 2363843
Office Mobile Nos: 0713 905195 ext 114 /  0731 298917
Email: rkiloo@stimainvestment.co.ke/ diaspora@stimainvestment.co.ke

Website: www.stimainvestment.co.ke

 

 

 

 

 

UK outreach church has moved to memorial community church, Plaistow

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

   


   

 

 

 

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