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You will be treated like any other criminal - Uhuru warns opposition chiefs

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a stern warning to the Opposition leaders asking them to strictly adhere to the Constitution - Uhuru warned the opposition saying his government will not tolerate individuals treating the Constitution with recklessness. His remarks follows National Super Alliance (NASA) plans to swear-in Raila Odinga - The NASA leadership had planned to swear-in Raila as People's president on Jamhuri Day but later postponed the event following internal consultations President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a stern warning against opposition leaders who have vowed the disobey the Constitution in their bid to curtail his administration. Uhuru moved to assert his authority as president by reminding the opposition leaders that when he took over power in 2013, he was bestowed with instruments of power which he assumed after his reelection and will put them to use.

 

KENYA HIGH COMMISSIONER IN THE UK HOSTS

JAMHURI DAYS CELEBRATIONS IN LONDON

Kenya High Commissioner and the Kenya High Commission staff welcoming guests at the Jamhuri Days celebrations in London

 

The Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo and his wife Mrs. Nelly Amayo hosted Jamhuri Day Celebrations in London on Tuesday 12th December, 2017. The colourful ceremony took at IMO offices in Albert Embankment, London.  The Chief Guest at the ceremony was Hon. Rory Stewart OBE MP, Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Among the invited guests were High Commissioners, Ambassadors, Diplomats as well as Kenyans.

 

ADDRESS BY H.E. LAZARUS O. AMAYO, HIGH COMMISSIONER OF KENYA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM,

ON THE OCCASION OF JAMHURI DAY RECEPTION HELD AT THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME

ORGANIZATION (IMO) HEADQUARTERS IN LONDON ON TUESDAY, 12TH DECEMBER, 2017


Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo (3rd from far right) addressing the guests

 

The Chief Guest, Hon. Rory Stewart OBE MP, Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office,

Hon. Jeremy Lefroy, Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group on Kenya & the Member of Parliament for Stafford,

Lord David Chidgey, Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group on Africa

My Lords, Honourable Members of Parliament, and Senior Representatives of Her Majesties Government,

Excellencies the High Commissioners and Ambassadors and Heads of International Organisations
 

Corporate Chief Executives


Distinguished Guests,


Fellow Kenyans, Ladies and Gentlemen,


May I begin by warmly welcoming you all to this year’s Jamhuri Day Celebrations. I thank you more sincerely for sparing time out of your busy schedules and braving the cold weather to join us in marking this important day in our National calendar.
Let me also take this opportunity to thank our co-sponsors this year; The Kenya Society, the World Remit and the Equity Bank, Kenya. Your support has indeed contributed positively to the success of this event.


The Honourable Minister, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen
Twelfth December is an important day for the Country and its citizens. It was on this day in 1963 when Kenya gained its independence and Mzee Jomo Kenyatta became the First Prime Minister.


A year later, on the same day on 12th December in 1964, Kenya became a Republic with H.E Mzee Jomo Kenyatta the First President and father of the Nation. We subsequently created our own path of political governance, guided by our own laws and institutions. Fifty-four years later now in 2017 we are proud to state that Kenya has made tremendous progress especially in the Economic, Social and Political pillars of its development agenda.
It is the Commitment of the Government of Kenya under the leadership of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta to continue implementing policies that will further transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, upper middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens in a clean and secure environment. This is following the country’s re-basing in September 2014, where it attained the lower middle income country status.

 

Some guests enjoying some food at the ceremony. From far right is Mr. Seed, Mr. Simon Kinyatti

from Kenya, Carol, High Commissioner, Mrs. Kinyatti and Alex.


A. Elections
As you are aware, and in line with its democratic practice, Kenya holds its elections every five years. We held our General elections in August this year where H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner. The results were contested and the Supreme Court on 1st September 2017 nullified them and directed a repeat of the Presidential election which was subsequently held on 26th October 2017.


President Kenyatta was again declared the winner in the repeat poll and was subsequently sworn in last week on 28th November 2017. This is a testimony of the commitment of the Government and the people of Kenya to constitutionalism, the rule of law, respect for independent institutions and human life as well as democratic resilience.


For my fellow Kenyans, God has only given us one country called Kenya. It is therefore behoves us to work for its stability, prosperity, its unity and for citizens to continue living in peace and harmony especially after the last general elections.


B. Vision and Achievements of The Government

Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen
The Government of Kenya has made notable progress in achieving the aspirations of Kenyan people. We have built a strong foundation for economic take-off as recognised by the World Bank which has placed Kenya among the countries with the fastest improving business environment in the world. In the last three years, we have moved 56 places in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, from 136th to 80th.


In the transport infrastructure, the Government has invested heavily in building a Standard Gauge Railway system, and thousands of kilometers of access roads to connect producers to markets while in education the Government has reformed the sector and provided digital learning devices.


The health Sector has also witnessed reforms which have led to improved healthcare delivery and expansion of public hospital infrastructure. The transformation of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has improved access to quality healthcare for millions of Kenyans. The Government is now targeting to achieve 100% Universal Healthcare coverage for all households


Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen,
We also aim at growing and sustaining the manufacturing sector and raising its national from 9 to 15 percent. In this regard, from 1st December 2017, the power tariffs charged to manufacturers were reduced by 50 percent between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. This is in line with our policy of a 24-hour economy.


Further, the Government is committed to developing sub-sectors like agro-processing, textiles and apparel, leather processing, construction materials, innovation and IT, mining and extractives with the underlying theme being value addition, diversification and job creation.
With the conducive investment environment already created, we invite you to consider investing in Kenya and join other companies such as the VW and Peugeot which are establishing motor-vehicle assembly plants in Kenya.


C. The Kenyan Diaspora


Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen


To the Kenyan Diaspora, the Government of Kenya recognizes the pivotal role you play in the transformational socio-economic development of our country.


In addition to the economic capital you provide through remittance; you equally possess a wealth of experience and know-how in every possible discipline of business and enterprise that needs to be harnessed for our development.


It is in this regard that the Government has made deliberate policy measures to harness the invaluable Diaspora’s networks, opportunities, successful business ventures and influence developed over decades to expedite our economic growth and development.


D. Kenya UK Economic Relations


Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen

Our trade, investment and economic relations with the UK continue to grow from strength to strength. The United Kingdom is not only a significant development partner but also the largest foreign investor in Kenya and the largest source of tourist arrivals.
The UK is Kenya's third most important export destination after Uganda and the United States. In 2015, Kenya exports amounted to Ksh.40.67 billion while imports stood at Ksh.42.97 billion. Currently, there are about 210 British investment companies based in Kenya, valued at more than Stg £2.5 billion (2015). In this regard, we are closely monitoring Brexit negotiations with the desire to maintaining the existing market access. We are also keen to increase the volume and value of the bilateral trade and equally diversify our exports to the UK.


E. Regional and International Relations


Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen
Kenya is a proud member of the community of nations, and we will always endeavour to remain a force for good.
It is in this context and in recognition of free movement of people as the cornerstone of Pan-African brotherhood and fraternity that President Uhuru Kenyatta during his inauguration on 28th November 2017 directed that any African wishing to visit Kenya will be eligible to receive a visa at the port of entry without attaching it on reciprocity


Already Kenya has this provision of Visa on arrival with many of its development partners including the United Kingdom.
In our commitment to East Africa Community and regional integration, the President directed that citizens from EAC member states who are currently Visa exempt would only need an identity card to work, do business, and settle in Kenya.


In conclusion, Honourable Minister, Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen; let me reiterate the commitment of the Government of Kenya in strengthening the existing warm and cordial relations for the mutual benefit of the people of Kenya and the UK.


Special thanks to our Chief Guest Hon Stewart and Principal Guests Lord Chidgey and Hon. Lefroy for accepting to grace our celebrations today. I would of course not forget the FCO, several Ministries, the business community, various universities, the civil society organisations, the Diasporas as well as my staff members at the High Commission and my family among many whose input made it possible for us to perform our work.


Toast
May I now request you to fill your glasses and join me in proposing a toast to the good health of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and for the prosperity of the people of the United Kingdom and Kenya. And to all of us gathered here today.
Toast; To the Queen!


Kenya High Commission, London, 12th December 2017

 

 

 

Baby girl survives after being born with heart outside her body, in UK first

Three-week-old Vanellope Hope Wilkins with her parents Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.


A baby girl born with her heart outside her body is believed to be the first in the UK to survive with the extremely rare condition after undergoing three operations, the first within an hour of her birth. At a nine-week scan, Vanellope Hope Wilkins was discovered to have the condition ectopia cordis, with her heart and part of her stomach growing externally. Her parents, Naomi Findlay, 31, and Dean Wilkins, 43, of Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, were advised “termination” was the only option, they said. But three weeks after her premature birth, by caesarean section on 22 November, Vanellope, who is named after a Disney princess, has survived three operations at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, to move her heart back inside her chest. Experts, including the consultant cardiologist, have said they do not know of another case in the UK where a baby has survived such a condition. Describing their emotions on first being told of her chances, Findlay said: “I burst into tears.
When we did the research, we just couldn’t physically look because the condition came with so many problems.” Wilkins said: “We still didn’t know what we were looking at when we saw the scan, it looked like a little hamster with a hat on.” They decided against termination, preferring to leave it to nature, and worried throughout the whole pregnancy.


The couple said they were told the first 10 minutes after birth were crucial as her ability to breathe would be essential. “But when she came out and she came out crying, that was it. The relief fell out of me,” said her mother. Her father said: “Twenty minutes went by and she was still shouting her head off – it made us so joyful and teary.” Vanellope has undergone three operations carried out by a team of 50 staff at Glenfield Hospital. Immediately after her birth, she was wrapped in a sterile plastic bag. Consultant neonatologist Jonathan Cusack said: “At around 50 minutes of age, it was felt that Vanellope was stable enough to be transferred back to the main theatre, where she had been born, to the waiting anaesthetists, congenital heart disease and paediatric surgical teams who began the task of putting her entire heart back inside her chest.”

She was transferred to the paediatric intensive care unit where she was due to stay for at least several weeks while she got strong enough and big enough for her heart to be placed fully within her chest and covered with her skin. After seven days, her chest was opened a bit more to create space to allow her heart to fit back in. In the average baby, there is an indent on the left lung which leaves space for the heart, but she did not have this. Over two weeks, her heart naturally made its way back into her chest as a result of gravity. I felt guilty for thinking negative thoughts because here she is fighting. I’m glad I stuck to my guns not to terminate. Naomi Findlay, Vanellope’s mother The latest operation involved taking skin from under her arms and moving it to join in the middle of her body. Surgeons had created a mesh that protected her heart as she did not have ribs or a sternum. As her organs fight for space inside her chest, she is still attached to a ventilation machine. Babies born with the condition – one estimate is five to eight per million – have less than a 10% chance of survival. Branko Mimic, the lead surgeon at the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre, said: “Cases such as Vanellope’s, where everything else appears essentially normal, are even rarer, and whilst it would seem more hopeful she will do well, it is therefore almost impossible to be confident of this.” Frances Bu’Lock, a consultant paediatric cardiologist at Glenfield Hospital, said she had described the chances of the baby surviving as remote. “I had seen one in foetal life around 20 years ago but that pregnancy was ended.”

 

Findlay said all the way through her pregnancy that she was warned the “chances of survival are next to nothing”. After the birth, she said, “I felt guilty for thinking negative thoughts because here she is fighting, and there there was I, about to give up. I’m glad I stuck to my guns not to terminate though, I’m so glad.” Wilkins said: “I lost hope a few times, if she didn’t move I’d say: ‘Has she moved today?’ and then, the next thing, she’d suddenly move and you’d go: ‘Oh she’s heard me’.” They named their daughter after a character in the film Wreck-it Ralph. “Vanellope in the film is so stubborn and she turns into a princess at the end, so it was so fitting. The Hope part of her name is the fact that she has brought us hope, and my mum and dad, because even they, as grandparents, thought they would never get to see their granddaughter,” said Findlay. Wilkins said: “Some mums still terminate and if we can get out there that there is a hope, and that it can be done, then it’s giving all those mums out there a chance.” His daughter’s name was a reminder, he said, “that there is that hope”. - theguardian.com


 

Shock and fury as road accidents kill 39 in 24 hours


The scene of a crash involving several vehicles at Sachang’wan on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on December 12, 2017.
The National Transport and Safety Authority was under fire Tuesday evening after more than 40 people were killed in road accidents within 24 hours, 16 of them at the Sachang’wan black spot on Tuesday morning. Nineteen others had died in a multiple-car accident in Bungoma County on Monday, while four lost their lives in Machakos County on the same day. The horrific Jamhuri Day accident on the Sachang’wan-Salgaa stretch brought to 40 the number of lives lost on the killer 15-kilometre stretch in the last 42 days. More than 64 survivors were rushed to various hospitals. It happened right under the noses of an NTSA crew which, witnesses said, was chasing after a truck ferrying logs from Congo towards Nakuru 15 minutes to noon. But the authority’s director-general, Mr Francis Meja, denied the claim, saying their vehicle was parked 500 metres away from the accident spot.

PATROLS
 Mr Meja said his officers, who were doing patrols on the Salgaa-Sachang’wan stretch, only spotted the truck speeding past them and opted to follow it after by-standers raised the alarm. “It is then that the team dispatched the driver with one officer to warn motorists to clear the way. We had our strobe lights and sirens on,” said Mr Meja. “Unfortunately, the driver (of the truck) could not negotiate a corner, and thus rammed oncoming vehicles.” A Great Rift Valley shuttle driver, Mr Ayub Kinyanjui, who survived the accident, said he saw an NTSA vehicle chasing the trailer before the accident occurred. “The driver appeared to engage the brakes but the truck swerved and hit the Modern Coast bus,” Mr Kinyanjui told the Nation at the scene. But the assistant county commissioner for Sachang’wan, Mr Peter Mutiso, said the NTSA vehicle was trying to clear the road after it noticed the trailer had developed a mechanical problem.

TRUCK
“The NTSA surveillance vehicle was in front of the truck and was leading it for about 500 metres from the scene of the accident as it tried to clear the way for other motorists,” he said, his statement contradicting the explanation by Mr Meja. Nakuru county police commander Hassan Barua said investigations would establish if the claims against the NTSA crew were true. The brakes of the truck are suspected to have failed after it hit bumps as it descended the tricky stretch. It veered off its lane, ramming a Modern Coast bus headed in the Eldoret direction and killing several passengers. The impact triggered a chain reaction involving several other vehicles, reducing some to shells. A second truck that was ferrying salt, three passenger shuttles, six private vehicles and a pick-up truck were involved in the pile-up. - Daily Nation.

 

Owners of idle land in Kenya to

lose titles in new leasing rules

National Land Commission chairman Muhammad Swazuri said in the new rules


Firms and individuals who own idle land risk losing the properties upon the expiry of their lease terms. This follows the publication of new regulations that seek to tighten the noose on speculators who drive up prices. The Land (Extension and Renewal of Leases) Rules 2017 published last week has stopped automatic renewal of leases and now ties it to economic output of the land that must be beneficial to the economy. These rules will apply to all land irrespective of size in a fresh push to free up parcels concentrated in the hands of a few individuals and corporations that are held for speculative purposes.

Absentee landowners
This is also an attempt to deal with absentee landowners. “The commission shall, in consultation with the national or county government ensure that the renewal is beneficial to the economy and the country as a whole,” National Land Commission chairman Muhammad Swazuri said in the new rules. “The investment purpose is in accordance with the national or regional or county policies and plans and the renewal is in public interest, public safety, public order, public morality, public health and land use planning.” This means landlords could still forfeit their land to the State if the use they are making of land in a specific area is out of sync with the official policy. The lease extension is to be granted by the Cabinet secretary or the county executive committee member in case of a local parcel of land. To determine whether a firm deserves an extension, the rules state, the minister must consider the names of the directors and their citizenship status, its record of paying rates and rents and any existing charges. This will clamp down on individuals who hide behind companies to own land under questionable ways.

 

Review compliance
The minister also has to review compliance with the terms and conditions of the existing lease before making a decision on the extension. Landowners who successfully apply for the extension of their leases face higher charges and fresh contractual terms. The applicants are required to sign new tenure terms and have their rent and other applicable levies readjusted after revaluation of the land. The government is expected to notify owners of land about expiry of their leases five years before the tenancy period ends via registered mail and newspaper notices as well as make physical contact to advise on the renewal should they fail to respond. - Daily Nation.

 

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WORD OF TODAY

1 John 4:4

 

Understanding Satan’s role

We read in 1 John 4:4: "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world." Satan is a fallen angel who wasn’t satisfied to worship God; he wanted to occupy His throne. Angels, like humans, were made to serve and worship God. And they were given free will; otherwise, how could they worship? But Satan said, ‘I will make myself like the Most High’ (Isaiah 14:14 NIV 2011 Edition). That got him evicted from heaven: ‘You are brought down…to the depths of the pit’ (Isaiah 14:15 NIV 2011 Edition). And Satan hasn’t changed. He’s as self-centred now as he was then, and he’s just as limited now as he was then. Even when his heart was good, he was inferior to God. God knows everything; angels only know what He reveals. God is everywhere; angels can only be in one place. God is all-powerful; angels are only as powerful as God allows them to be. So, Satan is still subservient to God. And every time he tries to advance his cause, he ends up advancing God’s cause. One pastor pastor wrote: ‘Satan has different roles to play, depending on God’s counsel and purposes…We must bear in mind that he does have frightful powers, but knowing that those can only be exercised under God’s discretion and pleasure, gives us hope. Satan is simply not free to wreak havoc on people at will.’ Satan doesn’t want you to know that; he’d rather you be deceived into thinking of him as an independent force with unlimited power. But he’s not. And he’d rather you’d never read these words: ‘God’s Spirit, who is in you, is greater than the devil.’

 

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Colder than Moscow in parts of the UK....

 

 

Trump orders NASA to return to Moon The President has signed a policy directive

instructing NASA to send American astronauts to the Moon, and eventually Mars.

 

Ida, NASA chiefs made Raila Odinga retreat

Raila, the once future President, found himself alone


Three NASA principals did not support the much-hyped swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the People’s President, leading to collapse of the plan. Raila, the fourth principal, gave in. The pressure to capitulate was enormous. There were fears of convulsive violence leading to deaths of innocent supporters, fears that Raila himself would be arrested and jailed for treason for life, fears his legacy would be irredeemably tarnished and his cause of electoral justice and democracy would founder.


IDA’S IDEA?
NASA announced on Sunday that it had postponed the inauguration from today to a later date. Yesterday the Star learnt the decision to call off the ceremony was reached on Sunday after intense discussions among Raila, his family, NASA leaders and diplomats led by US Ambassador Robert Godec. It is understood Raila’s wife Ida told those pushing for Raila’s swearing-in to swear in someone else — not her husband. She has avoided active politics since she lost her son Fidel in January 2015 and her daughter Rosemary fell sick this year. Ida and other family members were worried Raila could have been jailed for life if he had been sworn-in at the age 72. “She was very clear the swearing-in was crazy and wondered where it came from,” a family member told the Star. From the onset, the NASA principals were opposed.


LITTLE SUPPORT
Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper, also NASA’s Deputy President candidate; Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford-Kenya) all believed inauguration would hurt their cause. Separately and through lieutenants, they urged Raila to drop the idea. Kalonzo, tending to his ailing wife in Germany, raised objections through Wiper leaders, including Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Wiper deputy leader Farah Maalim. Mudavadi and Wetang’ula reportedly spoke with Raila several times last week and at the weekend and pushed for scrapping the idea. Their biggest fear was lack of a plan for what NASA would do after the oath was administered. They feared a confrontation with the police — who said they would arrest ‘President’ Raila — that could have caused the deaths of many people.

 

FEAR OF ARREST
“The question asked was what happens after Raila is sworn in? The fact NASA could not protect its supporters made it possible for old counsel to prevail,” a NASA MP told the Star. Even Siaya Senator James Orengo — who was once vociferously in favour of swearing-in — went quiet. David Ndii, chair of the organising committee and a proponent of secession, is also said to have opposed the oath-taking. Only former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama was steadfastly in support of the inauguration in Mombasa. This was despite warning that everyone involved would be arrested and charged. US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec made it clear to Raila the international community would not support his idea. He said swearing-in would be counterproductive and erode Raila’s democratic credentials. Yesterday Godec praised Raila’s move. “NASA’s decision yesterday (Sunday) is a positive step. We again call for a sustained, open, and transparent national conversation involving all Kenyans to build national unity and address long-standing issues,” he tweeted.

 

On Friday last week, Godec led a powerful Western envoys’ delegation to Raila’s office where they pleaded with him to back down. The envoys urged him to avoid engaging in any illegal activity. “I stress the need to uphold the Constitution. We urge the government, opposition and all Kenyans to engage in open, transparent national conversation,” Godec said on Friday. Raila’s spokesperson Dennis Onyango said NASA is committed to dialogue on security reforms, securing and strengthening the Judiciary, devolution and governance structure. This was rejected by President Uhuru Kenyatta who ruled out any electoral reforms talks. Yesterday Uhuru again said he will not engage in endless politics at the expense of development. Dismay and anger greeted the decision by NASA to postpone the swearing-in of Raila by supporters, some calling it an act of cowardice. Immediately after the postponement announcement on Sunday, NASA supporters said the coalition had let them down.


PROMISE GOLD, DELIVER TISSUE
Supporters were furious with Raila’s long-time adviser Salim Lone, who tried to justify postponement. Ben Musungu, ODM National Youth Coordinator, said, “Disappointed to the core as was on my way to Mombasa. No phone calls. Don’t know anything,” he wrote on Facebook before pulling it down. “Welcome to Cord-madness. NASA world. Talk, heave, puff, bluff play games, promise Gold, deliver tissue. Repeat process. Long live Baba,” Political analyst and strategist Benji Ndolo wrote. – the-star.co.ke

 

 

Bitcoin futures surge more than 19% during first day of trading


* The futures, trading under the XBT ticker symbol on the Cboe, and triggered at least two trading halts due to rapid price gains.
* In 2017 alone, bitcoin has exploded more than 1,000 percent.
* Launching bitcoin futures at the Cboe gives the digital currency legitimacy it in the eyes of some institutional investors.


Bitcoin futures rallied Monday in their first full day of trading on the Cboe Futures Exchange. The new futures contract, which expires in January, settled 19.9 percent higher at $18,545. The digital currency itself rose more than 14 percent Monday to $17,261, according to CoinDesk's bitcoin price index. The index tracks prices from digital currency exchanges Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit and Bitfinex. Cboe launched the bitcoin futures under the "XBT" ticker symbol on Sunday following a rampant leap in the digital currency's price this year and a surge of investor interest. The debut of the first futures contract on an established exchange was relatively orderly, in contrast to expectations of high volatility and traders short selling, or betting against, bitcoin. Initial interest in the new bitcoin futures product appeared to overload Cboe's website, but the issue was quickly resolved. "Due to heavy traffic on our website, visitors to http://www.cboe.com may find that it is performing slower than usual and may at times be temporarily unavailable," the exchange said in a statement Sunday. "All trading systems are operating normally." The new futures also handled sharp price moves smoothly. About two hours after their 6 p.m. ET launch on Sunday, the new futures had climbed 10 percent, triggering a two-minute trading halt. By 10:05 p.m., the bitcoin futures had soared 20 percent, triggering a five-minute trading halt. The halts followed the exchange's rules, similar to the way that trading in stocks is halted after sharp price moves. However, price limits may be more relevant for bitcoin, which is notoriously volatile. Many cryptocurrency proponents see the launch of bitcoin futures as a step toward legitimizing the digital currency in the eyes of big, institutional investors.

 

 

Heavy debt load leaves Airtel in Sh8 billion loss


 MR PRASANTA DAS SARMA, AIRTEL KENYA CHIEF EXECUTIVE.


 Telecoms service provider Airtel Kenya ended the 2016 financial year with a Sh45 billion debt load, a newly-released annual financial report says. The report, which was published on the Delhi-based parent company’s website, has for the very first time made public the inner details of the company’s financial health – that has left the company deep in the loss-making territory. Airtel’s current liabilities of Sh55.3 billion in the year to December 2016 far exceeded its current assets worth Sh9.7 billion, indicating Kenya’s second largest telecoms operator is technically insolvent. The company’s current ratio - an accounting standard used to measure liquidity position – stood at 0.18. Airtel’s precarious financial position means it would have been unable to meet its financial obligations maturing in 2017, even if it sold all assets that could be readily liquidated. The heavy debt load heavily eroded the company’s bottomline leaving it with an Sh8.1 billion after tax loss in the year to December 2016. The outcome was indicative of a normalization in Airtel’s books after the Sh7.1 billion profit after tax it recorded in 2015 on account of a one-off revenue boost from the sale of Kenya towers. - businessdailyafrica.com

 

 

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A Whispers from London (Two wrongs do not make a right)
Written by: Man ManKambugua E-mail: manman@fsmail.net Facebook: Man Man Kambugua

 

I was in the College library one afternoon preparing for the final exams. From where I was seated, I could clearly see my College mate Martin seated directly below me in the lower floor. He could read for a while then touch his stomach then gnash his teeth as if he was experiencing some kind of pain. I looked at him once more and I started to think of him.

It was in the month of July and he had not worn any cardigan to prevent him from July cold and I wondered how he was surviving. For the time that I had been in college with him, I only saw him wear two old blue Jeans and two shirts which he used to alternate after every other day. We were in our early twenties so as young men, we were supposed to dress to kill so as to attract the attention of the girls so Martin did not fit in our equation because he was not a guy of 'style.' In class, his seat was one row in front of mine so I could at times try to engage him in a conversation but however hard I tried, he could not open up.

For example, I could ask him where he originally came from and his answer would be, 'Man Man, What makes you think that I come from Kayole, do you have a girlfriend there?' Obviously that was not the answer I was expecting from a young man like me. The best I could do was to suppress the fury and talk about education. He used to spend most of his time in the library to avoid any social interaction with us. We found him to be strange and monumentally stupid. Since no one could get a straight answer from him, we avoided him like plague.

Still from my vintage position in the library, I watched as he tried to concentrate as he rubbed his tummy for the fifth time. At one time looked up and our eyes met. From his facial expression, I could clearly see that he was in pain. Personally, I hate to see a fellow human being suffering so I gained courage and went downstairs to have a word with him. When he saw me coming towards him, he quickly looked the other way and assumed that he had not seen me. I tapped his shoulders to announce my presence.


'Hi Martin, are you okay? I have watched you from upstairs and I could see you grinning in pain. Is anything the matter? I asked him in low tone since we were in the library.
'Man Man I am okay, never mind. I will be okay,' he said.


'Can I have a word with you at the car park?' I asked him.
'What do you want us to discuss, I told you I am okay, but if you insist, let’s go.' he said as he neatly arranged his books at a corner of the table.

Instead of going to the car park, I led him to the College Canteen. Our canteen was also a restaurant that attracted high class people from the companies around. Its sole purpose was to supplement funds from the Government. I asked him what drink he wanted to take and he immediately requested me to buy him a glass of milk. We chose to sit on a table at the corner of the canteen then we started talking.


'Man Man, thank you very much for the glass of milk. I suspect I have duodenum ulceration. There is just too much to think,' he said.


'Never mind, but remember too much thinking will take you to an early grave. Take life as it comes. I know your main concern is about Exams but all of us are stressed. Whether we pass or not life will not stop. We live in a world of abundance! Pack your smiles and smile, smile, smile!'


'Man Man, I think I was born to suffer. There is nothing left for me. I am a young man but I think I became an old man before becoming a teenager, ' he said.
'May I ask you; do you have parents?' I asked.


'Well, well, well...Yah...maybe what I have is a substitute of parents,' he said.
'Martin...Martin, you don't say that!' I said in horror.


'Man Man, does the name Baba Bruce or Mama Bruce ring a bell in your mind?' he asked.
'Those are my parents! In fact I see you in our estate all the time but I avoid you!' he said.

If indeed his mum and dad were indeed Mama and Baba Bruce, then he was living just a few blocks from our house. What I knew about Mama Bruce was that she was a woman who used to make a lot of noise on Saturday morning when we all wanted to catch some sleep after spending time clubbing on Friday night. She was one woman who liked hurling insults to one 'Rambo.' Listen to some of her insults:-`

'...Rambo...you are good for nothing! I told you to clean these two cars and what are you doing instead? You are f*****g sleeping! I have told you to clean these cars two times, let me not tell you for the third time! What? Do I care whether you have ulcers! Why don't you die? Yes! I can tell you that! I don't know where you came from. To me you are son of a Lucifer or son of a dog! ….Whaaaat?! I wish I am not your mother!'

I was surprised to learn that Martin had my neighbour all along, more so a son to Mama Bruce who we all referred to as ‘Mama Demon’ in the estate. Out of curiosity, I asked him who ‘Rambo’ was in their house. Without mincing words he opened the lid and informed me that he was the one and that that was his nick name at home.
‘My God! You are the famous ‘Rambo?’ who is lectured every Saturday?’ I asked him in disbelief.


‘Yes I am, if what you hear disturbs you, what about what you don’t hear in the privacy of our home?’ he asked.
‘Never mind, there is God somewhere and he can see all what you go through,’ I assured him.
‘If I get a job today at 06:00 am, I will be out of that house by 06:01 am. I can’t wait!’ he said.

I was deeply concerned about Martin’s plight and what his future held. He confided to me that his mum got him out wedlock and left him to stay with the grandparents. Before she died, his grandmother told him that his mother always believed that she was given the wrong baby from the Maternity hospital and that was the reason why his mum had very little attachment with him. His step-father on the other hand was not interested in him since he was not his biological kid.

On reaching home that day, I told my relative about Martin’s plight and he was equally sympathetic. He promised to connect him to his friend in Industrial area who was dealing with Mechanical Engineering business. It was a low paying job but at least it was available.

The following day I told Martin about the job and he was very overjoyed. My relative would give him a lift in the morning but in the evening he could find his way back. He told me that so long as the job did not involve selling of human beings, he was ready for it. He just wanted to be independent.

After College, we both lost contact with each other. I also got a job in the other end of town and I was busy in my own ways.

I was watching Television the other day and as I followed the programme, I heard the host introduce a middle aged man as Martin (Somebody). I took a closer look and I saw that the guest looked familiar only that he had by now gained a bit of weight. He was smartly dressed in a royal blue suit, a white shirt and a Red tie. The host joked with him that he was very smart and that he reminded him of President Donald Trump during campaigns. He informed him that he buys his suits in Savile Row in London.

I followed the discussion with interest because they were talking of how prolonged campaigns in the country were affecting his businesses. He said that it was hard for him to send his two thousand plus staff home but if the political climate did not change, then he had no choice but to downsize against his wish. Upon being asked his secret of success, he told the host that his secret of success was his humble background. He then narrated how he left college and got a job in Industrial area where he learned the ropes and slowly by slowly started a similar business which grew at an astronomical pace.

No doubt the guest was none other than the same Martin who was in College with me. Gone were the days when I was buying him a glass of milk because of his ulcers. He was no longer the infamous ‘Rambo’ to his mother. When the interview ended, I realised that he now carries the name ‘Honourable’ and has many body guards to protect him because he is a national figure. The same Martin?!

I wanted to know more about him so I checked his face book and saw that he has thousands of followers. In his photos, I saw that he now rubs shoulders with Ministers, Presidents and many other dignitaries. What a transformation!

I got his number from somebody who is who in the society and he was overjoyed to communicate with him. He promised me that when I go back to Africa, I will be his host. I then asked him how he managed to come out of his shell and make it big and he told me that he had good Managers. I was shocked to hear that his Manager is his step-dad and his mum and his ‘brothers.’
‘Man Man, I know you are shocked. Yes! Mum and step dad are my Managers. If you want to succeed in life, stop having grudges. I am too blessed to carry my past. Life is too short, in any case two wrongs do not make a right.’

*****Let this year be the last year when you will have grudges with anybody. The reason as to why your life is always at standstill is because you have too much baggage in form of resentments. Throw the keys of resentment to the deepest see and you will see how God’s favour will follow you*****

 

 

MRS. JANE MUIRURI AND PAUL MUIRURI OF LONDON HAVE LOST THEIR FATHER IN KENYA

Mrs Jane Muiruri (Mama Felix) of Dagenham and her brother Paul Muiruri of East Ham, lost their dad the late Mr. David Muiruri Kamonde in Kenya on Friday 8th December 2017 after a short illness. Family and friends are meeting for prayers from daily at Mama Felix’s home 4 Boyne Road Dagenham, RM10 7JU at 7:00 - 9.00pm. The late Mzee David Muiruri Kamonde will be laid to rest at his home at Kinangop, Munyaka, Nyandarua County, Kenya on Tuesday 19th December 2017. Let us continue to support the family at this difficult time. You can call and comfort the family of Jane Muiruri (Mama Felix) on +447415321609 or Paul Muiruri on +447397383373.

 

 

Nation Media Group on Monday announced that its chief executive Joseph Muganda

will be leaving the company at the end of January 2018 after

two and a half years at the helm of the group.

 

 

UK snow: Power and travel disruption across UK



Heavy snow has led to power cuts and disrupted air, rail and road travel in many parts of the UK. The deepest snow recorded was 30cm (12in) in Sennybridge, near Brecon, while High Wycombe saw 17cm. Snow is forecast to remain in Northern Ireland and Scotland but give way to icy conditions overnight elsewhere. Met Office yellow "be aware" warnings for ice affect England and Wales. Hundreds of schools across England and Wales will be closed on Monday. Flights have been disrupted at several airports, including Heathrow, where snowploughs were used to clear the runways. Heathrow remains open but says the de-icing of aircraft is resulting in some delays and cancellations. But passengers flying into the airport have also said they are experiencing delays in disembarking from planes.

Electricity supplier SSE says up to 24,000 homes in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire were left without power after snow and wind saw tree branches coming into contact with overhead network. Across the South West of England and Wales, about 2,900 customers have been affected by power cuts. Western Power Distribution said it was hoping that number will decrease quickly as the weather eases across the region. Buckinghamshire County Council and Shropshire Council say the majority of their schools will be closed on Monday because of the snow. There have been similar announcements in Denbighshire, Birmingham, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire, while Hertfordshire County Council says some of its schools have taken the decision to shut. Meanwhile, drivers have been advised by police to avoid non-essential journeys.


In other developments:

* National Rail has warned of travel disruption on services in Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia, London, the Chiltern Railways network and South Western Railway trains

* A P&O ferry, the Pride of Kent, ran aground in high winds at Calais, in northern France after it set off for Dover

* There were closures on the M1 in Northamptonshire, the M40 outside Warwick and A458 in Shropshire after collisions

* A campervan on the A40 near Sennybridge crushed by a falling tree

* CrossCountry trains between Birmingham and Bristol have been suspended due to fallen trees

* The British Red Cross was asked to help move blood supplies and other medical equipment in some areas

* East Midlands Airport was closed for several hours causing delays to flights and some cancellations to Jet2, Flybe and Ryanair services

* Other airports seeing temporary runway closures or cancellations during the day included Belfast International, Belfast City and the City of Derry Airport in Northern

Ireland; Birmingham, Luton and Stansted

* A Harry Potter event at Birmingham's Genting Arena on Sunday evening was postponed after ticketholders concerned about travelling to the venue contacted the organisers

* The final day of Lincoln Christmas market was cancelled over safety concerns

 

 

63 year old Kenyan man killed in car crash in Birmingham, Alabama, USA


A Pelham man was killed Wednesday 6th December, 2017 in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 59/20 in Birmingham, USA. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Frederick Moses Njoroge. He was 63. The crash happened at 11:22 a.m. on I-59/20 in the construction zone near the Interstate 65 interchange, said Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates. Njoroge was driving his 2004 Ford Expedition eastbound when he lost control for unknown reasons, rolled over and struck the concrete median. Njoroge was pronounced dead at 11:40 a.m. No one else was in the SUV with him. The accident is being investigated by Birmingham police. –al.com

 

Kenyans to pay for rent and land transfer of ownership online

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Nasa postpones swearing-in of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka


 Nasa co-principals Moses Wetang'ula and Musalia Mudavadi and Makueni Governor Kivutha during the media briefing at the Okoa Kenya Secretariat in Nairobi on December 10, 2017. Mudavadi said Nasa had postponed its plans to swear in Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka on December 12, 2017.  Nasa on Sunday postponed its planned swearing-in of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. The swearing-in and the launch of the People’s Assembly was scheduled for Jamhuri Day on Tuesday and, according to the coalition’s statement, was to be held in Mombasa. The statement was read by Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi at the Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi. Mr Mudavadi was with co-principal Moses Wetang’ula, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and the committee that was organising the swearing-in. The coalition said it consulted at the national and international level before it made the decision to postpone the swearing-in. - Daily Nation
 

 

Not Yet Uhuru for Raila and Luo Nation

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Overnight freeze follows chaos in UK


Up to 11 inches of snow has caused widespread disruption across large parts of the UK today with forecasters warning that workers will face a hellish commute tomorrow morning. Britain has been hit by what forecasters describe as a 'snow bomb' today, meaning anything above four inches of snow falling in three of hours, bringing roads and runways to a standstill. Highways England said there are severe delays on the M25, with 'multiple incidents' of vehicles crashing into others due to the icy conditions and some motorists left stranded. Snow is set to continue falling into the evening, while overnight frost and wet and windy weather in the early hours of Monday are likely to cause widespread disruption on the roads and tracks. Breakdown cover provider RAC is dubbing tomorrow as 'Black Monday', as it predicted it to be one of its busiest days in ten years, with a projection of almost 11,000 callouts expected. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS

 

UK Weather: Key points

All airports have re-opened but there are still severe delays and cancellations


Cancellations and severe delays across much of the train network


Train lines shut down through Birmingham New Street with football fans concerned about getting to Manchester for the derby


Weather warnings for the majority of the UK


The Met Office is warning rural communities may be cut off


Temperatures are set to plunge to -8C in the Midlands

 

 

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The rise and fall of the British Empire

(Jomo Kenyatta and the Mau Mau oath)

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Thousands of homes lose power
Electricity supplier SSE says up to 20,000 homes in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire are without power. A spokesman for the utility said snow and wind had resulted in tree branches coming into contact with overhead networks and causing disruption. SSE said it was urging people to check on vulnerable friends and relatives who live in affected areas.

 

PM has signed up to 'soft Brexit'

David Davis denied the PM has signed up to 'soft Brexit' amid a growing backlash over the divorce deal. The Brexit Secretary insisted the package dramatically signed off in Brussels on Friday merely amounted to a 'statement of intent' about keeping a a soft Irish border and did not mean we would accept the EU's rules wholesale. He called for a loose 'Canada plus plus plus' trade deal that crucially would cover financial services - while allowing Britain the freedom to strike pacts with other countries around the world. However, Labour counterpart Keir Starmer gloated that the UK's path towards a tighter Norway-style relationship was already set after Mrs May committed to 'full alignment' with the bloc in key trade areas. And Dublin fired a warning shot about any backpedaling by stating that it was determined to 'hold the UK to account' over the pledges in the divorce settlement. The bitter clashes came amid growing tensions over the arrangements sealed by Mrs May and the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker. Aides to Mrs May are said to have assured senior Brexiteers like Boris Johnson and Michael Gove that promises about alignment of regulations even if there is no final are 'meaningless'. The competing factions in the government are set to meet head-on when the Brexit 'war Cabinet' discusses what 'end state' it wants for the first time next week.

 

100 motorists stuck in Hertfordshire, UK


Hertfordshire Constabulary says the A41 has been closed in both directions between Hemel Hempstead and Bourne End because of "difficult driving conditions".

A spokesperson says: "There are currently more than 100 vehicles stuck on the carriageway and emergency services are in attendance.

"Despite the road being closed some motorists are still attempting to join the bypass which puts them and others at risk. Please avoid the A41 and adhere to all road closures that are currently in place across the county."

The Met Office amber warning for snow has been extended to cover Hertfordshire.

 

Disruption at Heathrow


Airlines at Heathrow are experiencing delays and cancellations.

British Airways said It has cancelled 70 flights this morning but expect the number to rise.

"Snow and freezing conditions across the UK and some parts of Europe are affecting some flights.

"For safety reasons it has been agreed that the number of aircraft that can land at Heathrow each hour will be reduced."

BA is advising its customers to check for information about their flights on its website before setting off for the airport, and not to turn up unless their flight is operating.

It says the website outlines the options available to customers to make changes to their bookings.

A spokesman added that refreshments and hotel accommodation are being provided for affected customers.

 

KQ sets tough terms for hire of contract workers


Kenya Airways has set tough employment conditions for contract workers who have been seeking to be hired directly by the national carrier. The airline this week distributed forms to the workers requiring them to sign up allowing Kenya Airways to begin digging into their backgrounds. The consent forms, seen by Saturday Nation, will see KQ contact the landlords of workers and also receive a report on their borrowing history from the credit reference bureau TransUnion. They will also need to have a clean social media record. Investigations will as well dig into the criminal as well as the litigation history of the prospective employees.


Better terms
KQ has at least 1,000 contract staff hired through about five recruitment firms — Career Directions Limited (CDL); Insight Management; Tradewinds Aviation Services; Preferred Personnel Africa; and Strami. The contract workers have been pushing KQ to hire them directly, citing better terms offered to their counterparts who perform the same job. The consent forms have been given to Career Directions and Insight Management employees. KQ is seeking to hire at least 300 staff. “The appointments are not on permanent terms, they will be on KQ contracts rather than on CDL terms,” said the national carrier in a statement. The contract staff, most of them cabin and ground crew, went on a go-slow last year as they sought to be employed on permanent terms.  Both Kenya Airways and the Career Directions chief executive Gabriel Ouko said the decision to bring the new workers on board was not linked to the industrial action. “KQ at its own discretion will from time to time determine who and the number of employees they would like to employ. This is determined by their own strategy and not by the strike or any influence,” said Mr Ouko. A contracted member of KQ’s cabin crew who spoke on condition of anonymity said that all Career Directions employees who’ve worked with the airline for at least three years had received the forms.

New norm
Kenya Airways termed the stringent background checks required by KQ as “normal practice” in the aviation industry. Sam Omukoko, chief executive at Metropol Credit Reference Bureau, said that the credit history checks were in keeping with current trends in the public, and more recently, private sector. “It will not deny you employment, but it contributes to character assessment, particularly for institutions dealing with financial matters,” he said. - Daily Nation

 

 

PRESIDENT UHURU ATTENDING THE BURIAL OF

SABIBA'S MOTHER IN KINYONA, MURANGA

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BISHOP KITHEKA WAS LAID TO REST ON FRIDAY 8TH DEC. 2017

Dr./Bishop Kitheka of London was laid to rest on Friday 8th December, 2017.

The ceremony took place at Nguruvani, Mwea, Embu. More later.

 

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Uhuru calls for end to politicking, says

electoral reforms dialogue can wait

President Uhuru Kenyatta consoles Michael Chege Mutema, husband Susan Wairimu Chege, mother of Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege, during her burial service in Kinyona, Murang'a County. The President ruled dialogue with Nasa on electoral reforms. President Uhuru Kenyatta has ruled out engaging Nasa leader Raila Odinga in electoral reforms dialogue, urging opposition leaders to stop politicking and spearhead development. Speaking Saturday, the Head of State maintained that the election period is over and that it is time for the opposition leaders to support the Jubilee agenda. Mr Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were attending the burial of Susan Wairimu, the mother of Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege in Kinyona Village in Kigumo Constituency, Murang’a County. “Kenyans want to see our country moving forward and that is the dialogue we want to participate in.Lakini hii ya kuongea siasa ingoje 2022. Mtaongea na William. Mimi nitakuwa nikienda nyumbani.” (Politics can wait until 2022; you will dialogue with William when I will be leaving office,") he said. - Daily Nation.

 


Cboe Plans December 10 Launch of Bitcoin Futures Trading


Edward T. Tilly, CBOE Holdings CEO. (PRNewsFoto/CBOE Holdings)


CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today announced that Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE), plans to offer trading in bitcoin futures beginning at 5:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the start of Global Trading Hours. Monday, December 11, will be the first full day of trading, and trading will be free1 through December. Cboe's bitcoin futures will trade on CFE under the ticker symbol 'XBT.'  XBTSM futures are cash-settled contracts based on Gemini's auction price for bitcoin, denominated in U.S. dollars.  Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) is a digital asset exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, and store digital assets such as bitcoin.  XBT futures are specifically designed to allow participants to implement straightforward trading strategies, through settlement to a single, tradeable auction price.  Ed Tilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cboe Global Markets, said: "Given the unprecedented interest in bitcoin, it's vital we provide clients the trading tools to help them express their views and hedge their exposure. We are committed to encouraging fairness and liquidity in the bitcoin market. To promote this, we  will initially offer XBT futures trading for free."   Tyler Winklevoss, Chief Executive Officer of Gemini, said: "Developing a regulated derivatives market is the next logical and crucial step towards advancing the broader digital asset market. We have been working for years to build infrastructure to grow the digital asset market and today's news marks a significant milestone." On Friday, December 1, Cboe announced that CFE had filed a product certification with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to offer bitcoin futures trading2. More information on XBT futures is available a
t www.cboe.com/xbt. Over the last five years, the total value of all bitcoin outstanding (i.e., "market capitalization") has grown from less than $1 billion to over $183 billion3 with daily notional turnover over $10 billion. The total value of all cryptocurrency tokens outstanding is now approximately $332 billion.

 

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80% of all Bitcoins Will Have Been Mined In a year From now


The world of Bitcoin is in for quite a reality shock in about a year from now. As most people are well aware of, the amount of bitcoins being mined every day is much compared to a few years ago. What is even more intriguing is how the vast majority of BTC has been mined already. In January of 2018, 80% of all 21 million BTC will be mined and brought into circulation. A significant milestone that should not be overlooked by any means.


INCHING CLOSER TO 80% OF ALL BITCOINS
It is quite interesting to think about how far bitcoin has come since its inception. With a  hard limit of 21 million BTC to be generated by 2140, a lot of people assume there are still a lot of coins to be mined for the next few years. While that is true up to a certain extent, we are getting closer to 80% of the finite supply being brought into circulation already. Said milestone will take place roughly 365 days from now.


It remains a bit unclear as to what this will mean for the price per individual BTC, though. Asa mining becomes more difficult and less profitable unless continuous new investments take place, the price per existing bitcoin should go up in value. Moreover, with “only” 4.2 million coins to be generated after January 2018 = over the course of nearly 122 years – the demand for bitcoin should increase as well. However, neither of these factors are  a given, as the cryptocurrency market does not operate like more traditional models.


At the same time, the 80% milestone could force some miners to shut down their operations. We have seen some major mining difficulty spikes over the past few weeks, and that trend will continue for quite some time. A higher mining difficulty requires more hashpower and electricity to mine the same amount of bitcoin. For a lot of miners, January 2018 may become a good time to call it quits once and for all.


Should that happen, however, things will become even more intriguing. If there were fewer miners, it is expected the mining hardware manufacturers will take an even larger stake in the bitcoin mining process. Companies such as Bitmain and Bitfury have brought a lot of mining hardware online over the past few years. With more energy-efficient hardware still being developed, it is not unlikely a certain degree of centralization will occur in the mining world.


One of the lingering questions being asked aloud is whether or not we will ever see 100% of bitcoin’s entire supply be mined to begin with. The final 5% could prove to be challenging, as the trade-off between costs and earnings will make it seem far less attractive to do so. It will take a very long time to mine the 21st million BTC, that much is already a given at this point. In fact, most people alive today in the bitcoin world will never that happen.


The coming year could become a very important one for Bitcoin as a whole. Albeit there are no guarantees or certainties, once 80% of the supply is mined, things will change eventually. Whether that will be in positive or negative fashion, remains unknown at this point. We live in very exciting times, especially when one has grown fond of the concept of bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

 

 

Receiving Credentials from new envoys to Kenya

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Kenya and US in anti-corruption fight partnership

Kenya is one of the beneficiaries of global anti-corruption initiatives by the United States government. Rob Leventhal, the Deputy Director in the Office of anti-crime programmes bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs said combating the vice is a top priority of the US government. The Donald Trump administration has been supporting the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission including a body called Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit in fighting graft to the tune of about Sh100 million. “We are also supporting Kenya fight corruption at the borders. This has been an ongoing programme,” Mr Leventhal said. He spoke to journalists on Thursday during a telephonic press briefing on US anti-corruption efforts.

 

ASSETS RECOVERY
The country is also a beneficiary of the stolen assets recovery programme, where the US government has repatriated over $150 million in proceeds of corruption and has restrained $3.5 billion in assets linked to foreign corruption. The 2016 Corruption Perception Index released by the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International shows that Kenya is ranked at position 145 out of 176 countries. It means Kenya has dropped six places from its previous ranking at position 139 in the 2015 index. The watchdog uses data from institutions including the World Bank, the African Development Bank and business school IMD to compile the perceptions of the scale of public sector corruption.

 

SCORE
The score runs from zero, which is highly corrupt, to 100, which is very clean. Other countries where the US has been working with include South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana and Madagascar. According to Mr Leventhal, open government partnership is a voluntary multilateral and multi-stakeholder initiative. “However, it is important to remember that asset recovery even when there is strong political will on both sides is complicated and can be time-consuming. The US has long recognised that the negative impact of corruption affects all aspects of society and touches the lives of all citizens,” the official said. Earlier this week, the US and United Kingdom governments held the Global Forum on Asset Recovery in Washington DC, renewing global commitment to advancing the fight against graft. The forum also highlighted the importance of political commitment, multijurisdictional coordination and international cooperation for asset recovery. - Daily Nation.

 

Kenyan maid sentenced to 4 months jail for threatening employer and family - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

Cemania na muthuri Mumaathai uria

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HERI HOMES WE ARE COMING BACK IN LIVERPOOL , UK

Mary Njonjo, head of Diaspora  UK Region ,will be visiting Liverpool on Thursday 14th December, 2017.

Mary has something for everyone. The  house prices range between KShs. 6million to KShs. 9.9 million with flexible repayment periods of three and a half years, with as little as 90k monthly installments. And daystar shops going for for only 1.8m.

As we handover 2 projects early next year ( Kitisuru Phase I and Daystar  Hostels), most of the people who bought the first time are now negotiating for the second property.

Come and have a one on one with Mary Njonjo and you will go back home with your in your bag.

Time waits for no man.
Time to invest is now.

*Do not be among the people who miss opportunities regularly.

Venue: Mrs Gitongas residence

Date - 14/12/17 to 15/12/17(next week on Thursday).

Call Mrs Gitonga or Mary Njonjo for more information (07404679182).

 

Britain has taken a significant step towards taking back control of

its borders, laws and money after the Prime Minister's agreed

a Brexit deal with Brussels, says the Daily Mail...

 

LYDIA OLET OF KENYA IN THE

PARK RECEIVES AN AWARD

Lydia Olet the CEO of Kenya and Friends in the Park has been awarded with an Award for Excellence. Lydia was awarded for outstanding contribution to the promotion of the positive image of Africa and Africans around the world through Community Development. The event took place this month of December 2017.

 

*OPTIVEN FINAL UK MEETINGS THIS WEEKEND IN

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Allow me to thank you on behalf of Optiven Group. We came to the UK, we sent text to you and you shared, bought our property & supported Optiven Vision of Economically & Socially transforming our society. We are humbled to tell you *Thank you!*

*This coming weekend is Optiven's Team last weekend in the UK please JOIN us in London or Reading see details below *

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Man sets himself on fire after girlfriend receives call from another man


A man in Trans Nzoia County reportedly set himself on fire after his girlfriend received a phone call from another man in his presence. The man, Celis Omangi Kiilu, is said to have disagreed with his lover, Selina Akoth a 23-year-old bartender in Kapsara as he escorted her off work at around 1a.m. when her phone rang and she picked it up. An enraged Celis is said to have confronted Selina, asking why she was receiving phone calls at that time of the night and who exactly was calling her, leading to a massive disagreement between the two. Celis, who works as a posh mill attendant, was reportedly carrying the last bit of petrol he had used for the day’s work as at the time of the incident. On noticing that the call to his lover had come from a fellow man, Celis is said to have doused in petrol and set himself on fire. According to area assistant chief Evans Wandabi, Celis was rushed to a hospital in Kapsara before eventually being transferred to a Kitale hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. His body has been preserved at a Kitale mortuary pending further investigations into the incident. -citizentv.co.ke

 

 

MALCOLM X - THE MAU MAU

REVOLUTION Part 1

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HERI HOMES OPENS AN OFFICE IN LONDON

Office 1, 321-323 High Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6AX

Nearest Train Station is Chadwell Heath British Rail from Stratford or Bus no. 86

 

Mary Njonjo of Heri (left) Homes heading to their New Offices in London after a weekend

presentations in Oxford (above right), last weekend where several properties exchanged hands


Due to the High Demand of Heri Homes Services in the Diaspora, Heri Homes has opened a office in London. Having sold more than 300 properties in the Diaspora this year, it is time to come nearer to our clients. We want to take a new dimensions in the New Year where we want to make sure everyone in the Diaspora owns a property through our OFF PLAN scheme. Our Sacco now giving our x5 shares of your saving to help you rise the deposit. Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes is in UK and you can contact her for your Chamas, Groups or individuals and she will come where you are. Heri Homes team basket is full of goodies prices ranging between KShs. 6million to KShs. 9.9 million with flexible repayment periods of three and a half years. On top of their list are the Kitusuru Phane ONE to Phase FOUR where 3-bedroom with a servant quarter rent is going between KShs. 70,000 to KShs. 80,000 helping the buyer to buy the property without much struggle. Kitusuru Phase 4 coming soon where you pay £700 a month. For more information please contact Mary Njonjo 07404679182 or +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

 

 

Avocado hand: why thefruit has become a health hazard


Name: Avocado hand. Prevalence: Widespread and increasing in middle-class kitchens Symptoms: Blood everywhere. Shouting: “Ow! My hand!” Chronic embarrassment. This sounds like a very unpleasant condition. How does one develop it? Is there a genetic component? We don’t yet know. Onset of avocado hand develops suddenly when someone preparing to eat an avocado stabs themselves instead. Why do people do that? Avocados are delicious, but they may well go brown during the wait in A&E. Oh, they’re delicious all right, and tremendously popular. They are also booby trapped.

 

GOSPEL SINGER MERCY KANGETHE TO LAUNCH A ALBUM IN LONDON


Mercy Kangethe (Mama Ivy) invites you to her 2nd Album Launch on 9th Dececember 2017 at Revival House starting from 6pm. The launch will be in conjunction with a thanksgiving service for her daughter's graduation as well as her own graduation. May the Lord continue blessing you even as you prepare to join my family to thank Lord. They shall be honoured to have a gospel singer Paul Waiganjo ( WI NGAI MAHINDA MOTHE) from Kenya on the day. For more information please contact Mercy on 07846909514.

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Man, 93, shocks family after he singlehandedly buries his wife


A 93-year-old has shocked residents of Kamwiyoni village in Murang’a County after he singlehandedly buried his 70-year-old wife without involving his relatives or villagers. Mr Gachuma Gacheru buried his second wife ,Susan Mugure, on Monday at Murang’a Cemetery all alone following a family disagreement over where she would be buried. Ms Mugure was married to Mr Gachuma for 50 years and succumbed to cancer on Friday last week at the Murang’a Level Five Hospital.


BURIAL PLANS
After learning about the demise of her mother, Ruth Wangari informed her family members including Mr Gacheru and burial arrangements commenced. “We embarked on burial preparations with our family members and friends to give our mother a good send-off,” she said citing that her father had two wives but the first wife died a long time ago. However as burial plans and discussion began Mr Gachuma's children could not agree on the grave site following inheritance disputes. Perhaps out of anger, their father woke up very early on Monday and headed to the morgue without informing anyone. According to Murang’a County government cemetery caretaker, Samuel Mwang, Mr Gachuma came to his office at around 9am where he sought to know the rates for acquiring a grave site at the cemetery. He paid Sh1,000 and proceeded to the mortuary where he presented the burial permit to the morgue attendants.


BODY BAG
The attendants released the body and upon his request accompanied him to the cemetery. They help carry the casket and buried her in a body bag as he did not present clothes at the morgue. “What surprised us most was the cross. It only bore three letters S.M.G and when we asked what they meant, Mzee told us to keep off his business and concentrate in helping him bury his wife,” an attendant who requested anonymity said. He astonish his children the following day when he narrated to them of how he buried their mother at the cemetery. “I buried your mother and that chapter is now closed,” he said. The dumbfounded children have asked for intervention by the authorities for an order to exhume their mother’s body and give her a decent burial. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

World Bank revises Kenya’s 2017 economic growth to 4.9pc


NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7 – The World Bank has revised Kenya’s economic growth from a projection of 5.5 percent to 4.9 percent for 2017. In its Economic Update on Kenya, the World Bank attributes the downward revision to drought that affected agricultural output and hydropower generation, a prolonged electioneering period and a slowdown of credit to the private sector. The slump in economic activity in 2017 has however been mitigated by a resurgent of the tourism sector, strong public investment and relatively low oil prices. The Bank maintains that while removal of interest rate cap will spur the flow of credit to the private sector, more will need to be done to bolster small and medium-size businesses. “Lowering credit cost and widening credit access sustainably call for a reduction in the benchmark risk-free government T-Bill and Bond rates, complemented by microeconomic reforms that include the universal adoption of credit scoring accelerating the implementation of the movable collateral registry and strengthening consumer protection and financial literacy,” says Mehnaz Safavian, Lead Financial Sector Specialist at the World Bank. The Bank projects that the economy will grow at 5.5 percent in 2018 and 5.9 percent in 2019 if supporting policies are implemented and macroeconomic stability. Some of the structural and sectoral reforms needed to propel the economy include rationalizing public wages and salaries, strengthening revenue mobilization and improving efficiency in public investments. Senior Economist at the Bank, Allen Dennis, sees the easing of the headwinds that have characterized 2017 should lead to a rebound in the mid-term. - CapitalFM.

Bitcoin surprises as it record highest rate of $16,051 on Wednesday 7th Dec. 2017

 

A KENYA LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN UK

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of Laura Mariga also known as Rachel or Shiko on Sunday 26th November, 2017 at Rotherham, Sheffield, UK. She hails from Gachie Kihara Village, Kiambu, Kenya. She was mother to Mary Hito Muiruri (Rotherham, UK). Sister to Daniel Mungai ( Mjuu) Gachie and James Mariga (Lee) Coventry, UK. Friends and family are meeting at 23 Lady Oak Road Rotherham S65 3LU. In London, friends and family will be meeting for prayers from 6pm-9pm from Sunday 10th Dec 2017 at Moses Kimani's house, 169 Willesden Lane, Flat-5, Christchurch Avenue, London NW6 7BG. Mobile No.07737372706. Your presence and support will be highly appreciated. Prayers and contribution will be greatly appreciated as we support the family during this difficult time. To support the family in burial preparations you can do so at Barclays Banks, Name: J.M. Ndungi, A/c 70768162 and 207689. We kindly request you leave your name in the reference slot for easy accounting. For more information contact Mariga on 07804917406 or Lee 0794819538.

 

 

UK should all be bracing ourselves for Arctic weather and sub-zero temperatures according to the Daily Express…

 

THE GIANTS EQUITY BANK TEAM IS COMING TO THE UK ON FRIDAY 8TH DEC. 2017

The Giant Equity Bank team is coming to the UK on Friday 8th December, 2017 for one week. The team will be in London, Leicester, Coventry, Edinburgh, Scotland during their week long stay. The team will be joining the High Commissioner on Tuesday 12th December, 2017 for the Jamhuri Celebrations in London. They will be meeting potential customers during their UK Visit. They would like to meet Tanzanians living in UK. If you have a Tanzania friend update them. Equity Bank is the biggest Bank in Eastern Africa as well as in Africa. Heading the team is Winnie Warui (above) whom you can contact to make your appointment through her WhatsApp +254 763635368 or UK no. 07466039531. More information coming up soon.

 

The biggest avocado ever may have just been discovered in Hawaii


There’s no doubt that Americans are obsessed with avocados. From avocado toast to guacamole and even macaroni and cheese, there's pretty much no limit to how we use this creamy, versatile fruit. But can you ever have too much of a great thing? Well, get your toasters ready, folks, because a woman in Hawaii thinks she may have come across the biggest avocado in the world. Pamela Wang of Kealakekua, Hawaii says she stumbled upon the 5-pound avocado during a walk. She says she knew instantly that she had found something special. “I see avocados every day, and I pick up avocados every day, but this one … it was hard to miss,” Wang told West Hawaii Today. “It was as big as my head." Wang took the giant fruit to her local farmers market, the Pure Kona Green Market, and showed it to various produce purveyors. This particular avocado isn't a Hass — the variety commonly found in most supermarkets today — but rather an oblong-shaped variety type known as a "Daily 11," which are about three times larger than the standard fruit. The giant avocado Wang found had actually fallen from a neighbor's tree. After conferring with other friends and local experts, Wang decided that her avocado might really be something special so she contacted Guinness World Records to see if she had a true record holder on her hands.

 

Uber loses licence to operate in Sheffield after 'failing to answer questions about management'

 


A SEEDLESS AVOCADO ON SALE IN UK


It seems the onward march of the humble avocado is unstoppable. Earlier this month we had news of the Hawaiian avocado "as big as my head" vying for a place in the record books. Now Marks and Spencer is the first supermarket to sell a seedless cocktail avocado - which could help avoid all those pesky avocado-related injuries. "Avocado hand" is apparently the bane of many middle class kitchens, prompting claims that the fruit should carry warning labels. Leading plastic surgeon Simon Eccles has said he treats about four patients a week at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for knife wounds caused by cutting into the fruit. But that shouldn't be a problem with the new arrival on the shelves.


Cocktail avocados are about five-to-eight centimetres long, with an edible skin and flesh which M&S describes as "smooth and creamy". They are grown in Spain, and are the result of unpollinated avocado blossom. The fruit is "only available during December, when usually it is sent to a Parisian food market and bought by chefs to be used in top-end restaurants. This year M&S has been able to source a small number of the avocados exclusively," the supermarket says. Last year, M&S brought us mini and giant avocados. And, of course, those of us with long memories, will remember that it was M&S which first introduced avocados to the UK public back in 1968 as an "avocado pear", which people would eat with with custard "Charlotte Curtis, M&S agronomist, says: "We've had the mini, the giant, ready-sliced and we're now launching the holy grail of avocados - stoneless." There are "approximately" five in a packet weighing 250g and costing £2. A normal avocado costs £1.30 in M&S at the moment. What we don't know is how many of the cocktail variety you'll need for your smashed avocado on sourdough toast.

 

 

National Reconciliation Committee

The Council of Governors has established a committee to spearhead this agenda on national reconciliation, dialogue and healing.
The members are as follows:


Josphat Nanok
Kiraitu Murungi
Salim Mvurya
Kivutha Kibwana
Wycliffe Oparanya
Joyce Laboso
Jackson M

 

 

'Jerusalem is our right': Palestinians enraged by Trump decision


Jerusalem (CNN)
Disillusioned and disappointed Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem on Thursday following US President Donald Trump's decisionto recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Some were angry, others resigned, saying a peace process appeared all but impossible. Dozens gathered outside the Damascus Gate, in the eastern part of the city. "We are Jerusalemites, we belong to Jerusalem," they chanted. Jerusalem is "my life," said Nawal Sahtay, 45, who grew up in Jerusalem. "For Trump to come just like that and to say, Jerusalem is not yours anymore ... this means he is taking everything from me." She said she's expecting more measures to be put in place by the Israeli government that will make life harder for Palestinians in the city. "We are hardly able to live in Jerusalem without it being declared the capital of Israel. What about now?" "A third intifada is knocking on the door," she added.

 

Raila swearing-in will attract treason charge – Githu Muigai


AG Githu Muigai (centre) during a press conference in Nairobi on December 7, 2017 when he warned

against plans of swearing in of opposition leader Raila Odinga schedule took place of next Tuesday. 


Police will not allow any public gathering in Nairobi to swear in opposition leader Raila Odinga as the “People’s President” on Jamhuri Day. Top security sources privy to the security plans for Jamhuri Day celebrations said police are under instructions not to allow gatherings in Nairobi except the official ceremony to be presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium. This may set the stage for a confrontation between Mr Odinga’s supporters and the police as Kenya’s post-election crisis drags on. Mr Odinga Thursday told off the United States whose top Africa envoy this week told him to shelve the plans and instead seek dialogue with President Kenyatta. Mr Donald Yamamoto urged the opposition to drop the inauguration plans  and instead hold talks with the President to heal divisions.

ELECTORAL JUSTICE
Mr Odinga has maintained he will only engage in dialogue about electoral justice with an ultimate goal of going back to the election. And Attorney-General Githu Muigai warned that should the event take place, the opposition leader will face charges of treason, which carry a mandatory death penalty. Nasa has not revealed the venue of Mr Odinga’s swearing in or whether it will be public at all. But police could be caught off guard if it takes place outside Nairobi. Without giving any reason, a security source said it was unlikely that Mr Odinga will be sworn in in Mombasa. - Daily Nation.

 

The Kenya Revenue Authority boss has said he will not ask for a renewal of his term.

Commissioner General John Njiraini said he will exit KRA at the

expiry of his current contract, on March 3, next year.

 

Mwanaka opens a new Maize shop West Midlands, UK
19-20 Vicarage Place, WS1 3NA


David Mwanaka, the first arable black farmer in the UK is opening a 12 000 square feet supermarket in, Walsall, West Midlands on the 1st of December. The new supermarket is a two floor building at number 19-20 Vicarage Place, WS1 3NA. Unlike the London shop, the Walsall branch with have a butchery, groceries department, hair salon, hair products department, recruitment agency and a restaurant.


Mwanaka started farming maize in the UK more than fifteen years ago. He was at first discouraged by UK agronomists who advised him not to grow white maize because they believed white maize could not grow to maturity in the cold UK climate. Having not taken the advice of agronomists, he started growing just about twenty acres. Now having proved the agronomists wrong he farms more than 150 acres."


Though the fresh maize season is over Mwanaka said he freezes a lot of his maize in summer so he can continue selling throughout winter. “We also have the usual products like sweet potatoes, fresh groundnuts, pumpkins and in addition we are going to stock a lot of food from East Africa.”


Besides being the first farmer to grow white maize in the UK, Mwanaka was also the first farmer in the country to grow white sweetcorn that he sold to large supermarkets like Sainsbury’s and Harrods. Having started farming in Enfield, North London Mwanaka then opened the first shop about ten years ago. After the West Midlands branch he hopes to open more across the country.
According to Mwanaka the Walsall supermarket will have many departments. The hair dressing salon is being run by Mrs Hazel Sango who owns Tete Hazel Hair and Beauty Parlour. They have moved from their Colchester site to team up with us at the West Midlands store. Tete Hazel is well known for being a top stylist in the hairdressing industry.


“We will also have groceries from different African countries and will continue with our theme of selling beef on the bone and other meat products in our butchery. On the other hand our restaurant will specialise in Afro-Caribbean food with a twist. It’s going to be with a twist because we are not going to be limited by the term “Afro-Caribbean”. What we want is good food and that’s what we will serve. I hope the restaurant is the beginning of a chain of restaurants under the name, “Jamrocker”.


Our recruitment agency, B and D M Care Services Ltd has already started recruiting nurses and healthcare staff. We are also looking at recruiting teachers from abroad.


“The fashion Boutique will be run by non-other than Pastor Cecilia Dewu who owns fashions boutiques in London, notably Finsbury Park. Her Cerrura Fashions is famous for selling among other things, exclusive quality occasion wear. Her boutique is also a one stop wedding shop.


“What is unique with our shop is that it is probably the first black owned supermarket in the UK to have so many departments. We are also open to anyone who has a good business idea and is looking for a space to run from,” said Mwanaka. - For more information please contact David on 07859813238.

 

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Bitcoin Price Surpasses $17,000 in South Korea, an Extreme $3,500 Premium


The bitcoin price has surpassed $17,000 in South Korea, peaking to $17,500 earlier today, on December 7. At the time of reporting, the average price of bitcoin in the global market across major regions including the US and Japan remains at $13,770. In the South Korean bitcoin exchange market, bitcoin is being traded with a staggering $3,230 premium. According to cryptocurrency market data provider CryptoCompare, the South Korean bitcoin exchange market accounts for less than seven percent of the global bitcoin market share. That is, only a fraction of the market share of the US and Japan, two of the world’s largest bitcoin markets. Over the past few months, the demand for bitcoin from the South Korean traditional finance sector has grown at a rapid pace, with institutional investors, casual traders, and individual investors rushing to invest in bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market.

 

Bitcoin surprises as it record highest rate of $14,000 on Wednesday 6th Dec. 2017


Trump: US recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital


Donald Trump has said the US "officially recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel", sparking warnings it will lead to violence and seriously harm the Middle East peace process. The President said the move was "long overdue" and a "necessary condition" for achieving peace. He also confirmed that planning would begin to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Speaking from the White House, Mr Trump overturned decades of US policy, declaring: "Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital. "Acknowledging this as a fact is a necessary condition for achieving peace." Middle East neighbours and countries around the world say it will increase tensions in the region and harm the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Iran warned it would "provoke Muslims" and lead to an "increase in radical, angry and violent behaviour". Mr Trump stressed that his declaration was not a judgement on the final status of the disputed city or any borders. "[It] is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace," he said. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the region in the coming days, with protests expected to intensify and US government employees and citizens abroad warned to exercise caution. Islamist group Hamas said the decision "opened the gates of hell" on US interests in the Middle East. Jerusalem is a flashpoint because it is home to sites which are holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians.


 

US piles pressure on Raila to drop his planned swearing-in

 

 

Kenya shilling jumps to three-month high


Exchange rate boost. The Kenyan shilling jumped to a three-month high against the dollar on Tuesday as investors from abroad sought local stocks and government bonds due to a reduction in political risk. In morning trade, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 102.75/95 per dollar, its strongest since September 18, and up from 103.00/10 at Tuesday’s close. President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term last month after a protracted election period. - standardmedia.co.ke

 


 A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN VIRGINIA, USA

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing away of Geoffrey Njinjo Chege of Richmond Virginia. Geoffrey died on November 12th 2017 at Henrico Doctors Forest Campus. He was the loving husband of Victoria Chege of Richmond Virginia. The Chege family kindly invites you all to: PRAYERS at 4:00pm. Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham road, Richmond, Va 23229. BODY VIEWING- 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Thursday Dec. 7, 2017. March Funeral Home – VA, 2110 E Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23222. FUNERAL SERVICE – 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23222, After which we will proceed to the cemetery. CEMETERY – 4:30pm – Friday Dec. 8, 2017, Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Ave., Richmond, VA 23233. After the Cemetery we will head for a repast. REPAST – 5:00 pm. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham road, Richmond, Va 23229. The family would really appreciate your presence and support. - Diasporamessenger.com

 

Your one-time-only chance to get in early on the rise of the cryptocurrencies!

 

 

Veteran who helped stranded motorist with last £15 is no longer homeless

Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico.

The homeless veteran spent his last £15 to help the stranded motorist


A homeless veteran who helped a stranded motorist with his last £15 is no longer living on the streets after thousands donated money to help him. Johnny Bobbitt Jr, 34, came to the aid of Kate McClure when she ran out of petrol on the side of a motorway in Philadelphia, making sure she was safe and walking two miles to get her some fuel. His act of kindness was shared globally after a grateful Ms McClure started a GoFundMe page, with donations hitting an incredible $399,000 (£300,000). The former marine veteran, who became homeless 18 months ago, expressed his joy at becoming a proud homeowner this week after investing some of the funds into a property.

 

 

 

PCEA UK OUTREACH, ST. MATHEWS CHURCH CHRISTMAS DINNER

St. Mathews PCEA UK Outreach church held their Christmas Party on Saturday 2nd December, 2017. The colourful party took place at Akshyis Events, Eastham, London. Family and friends of the church attended the party. Dress Code was Ladies and children wearing Red and White while men dressed in White Shirts and red ties or bowties. The party started with dinning and speeches before the guests joined the floor to access their age. The party went on till midnight where guests were asking for more time. The organisers of the PCEA party thanked all the guests for coming and especially those who have supported them throughout the year.

The party was not complete without Mugiithi dance which has proved to be very popular among our community

 

US rejects Raila plot but backs call for dialogue

 

Six ways men can escape poverty

1. Get the right woman:
Forget the slay queens and women with looks but zero brains. Get a woman who will not only support your vision but will also push you to achieve more. A woman who will inspire you to work hard and not a woman who just makes you hard. He who finds a real woman finds a good thing and obtains favour and power to create wealth.

 

2. Stop Taking Cheap Drinks:
I have no problem with having drinks during social interaction and networking. However, when you drink cheap drinks or drink in cheap places, you hang out with cheap people who have cheap ideas and a cheap future. Big business opportunities are found in places where the drinks are expensive. In fact, in places where they sell cheap drinks, the only people you will find there are people who will be asking you for money. They even clap when you come knowing 'big buyer' has come.

 

3. Stop being Lazy:
"Man ooh Man, why art thou Lazy?" You are too lazy for your own good. You sleep the whole day and blame the government for your poverty. "A Little Sleep, a Little Slumber, poverty shall overtake you like a political cadre in overalls". A lot of men are just lazy when it comes to making money. They have enough energy to give a woman five orgasms, but have no energy to start one organization, that's why it is so easy for men to manufacture children than it is to make even pegs for putting children's clothes on the line..

 

4. Know Productive Things:
If you keep too much junk in your head, you get a junk life. I know a lot of men who are so sharp when you are talking about girls, about soccer and about street politics, Who is Rich who is not,Who has a good house but you can't bring a topic about investment, innovation and business, they start looking at their phone, yawning or saying bye.. Useless things, videos and memes go viral fast than constructive things.. A man must know how to do at least one productive thing (have one skill) even without having gone to college.

 

5. Get Connected to Big Men Who are better than you:
A lot of men are failing because they are not mentored. They don't have anyone to whom they can sit down and listen, with obedience. In the old days, old men would sit young men down and show them how to hunt and kill animals... and no man was considered a man enough until he has personally killed an animal... now these men of nowadays are not mentored and can't even kill a bird. There are men out there who have made it in life, find a way to get mentored by big men who are making waves and impacting people in our community.

 

6. Work:
Stop Spending your whole day just praying and fasting yet you know that the Bible tells you that God will bless the work of your hands. Yes yes The blessing finds you on your way doing something,Stop using Prayer as an excuse not to work.

 

 

 

Audit shows Huruma has 711 unsafe houses


Many residents of Eastlands could literally be living under the shadow of death following revelations that most of the houses there are at a risk of collapsing. According to a report by the city’s buildings inspectorate, 640 houses in the city are very dangerous to live in, with a high number in Huruma Estate. “We visually identified 651 unsafe buildings in the country that require scientific testing. 640 houses are in Nairobi. So far we have tested 28 buildings,” said Moses Nyakiongora, the secretary of the Buildings Inspectorate. According to the audit report, out of 28 buildings tested scientifically, 15 were found to be structurally unsound and nine require repairs before occupation. Out of the 15 that are structurally unsound, six are dangerous and need urgent action. Some 711 buildings in Huruma Estate are unsafe for human occupation, the Buildings Inspectorate in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has reported. Mr Nyakiongora said out of the 711 houses, 388 are very dangerous to live in while 323 are unsafe Demolition to start “Demolition of buildings in Huruma riparian reserves was scheduled to recommence on March 15, 2017, but due to security matters, the exercise was suspended. The operation will resume in January, 2018,” he said. He added, “The number of buildings demolished to date stands at 34 and this does not include those that came down on their own.” - The Standard

 

APPEALS SUPPORT FOR A KENYAN CHILD WITH RARE DISEASE

A Kenyan lady needs your help. She appearing for help to support her child with rare disease. Lydia Mugure is a new mother with an extraordinary gift of hope and resilience. Her handicapped son Nathaniel Kariuki who was born at MltiCare Tacoma Central Hospital in Washington, USA just turned one year on November 13, 2017.  - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

 

 

 

Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze dies aged 60 in Nairobi


Kitui West MP and former Minority Leader Francis Nyenze has passed on. Mr Nyenze died on Wednesday at The Nairobi Hospital, according to Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua.  Mr Wambua, a brother-in-law of Mr Nyenze, said the MP died of pneumonia at 7.50am. Mr Nyenze, he said, had been battling cancer of the colon for the last 10 years and developed pneumonia during the campaign period. Mr Wambua said he last spoke with Mr Nyenze at the hospital on Tuesday evening and told him to be strong. Mr Nyenze's family said the body had been moved to Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi, where a host of leaders visited them. On August 31, Mr Nyenze carried an oxygen tank into the National Assembly for his swearing-in. - Daily Nation.

 

Bitcoin just struck a new record high, at $12,800.

But this morning’s ascent may have left it feeling dizzy -- the cryptocurrency promptly tumbled by $500 in a minute. - 6th Dec. 2017

 

 

Bitcoin exchange clocks highest rate of $13,200

Bitcoin, the most powerful currency on planet earth

BITCOIN HITS RECORD HIGH HEADING TO $15,000 PER BITCOIN BY THE END OF THE YEAR

The Bitcoin closed on Wednesday December 2017 with  exchange rate  of $13,200 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Sunday 3rd December 2017 with  exchange rate  of $11,821.73 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Tuesday 28th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $10,035.04 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Monday 27th th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $9,801.04 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Sunday 26th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $9,473.23 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Saturday 25th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $8,539.71 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Monday 20th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $8,345.16 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on  Sunday 19th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $8,190.68 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Sunday 5th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $7,615.57 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Saturday 4th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $7,373.54 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 3rd November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $7,373.54 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Thursday 2nd November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $7,042.25 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Wednesday 1st October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $6,712.31 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Tuesday 31st October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $6,453.28 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 27th October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $6,238.69 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 20th October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $6,083.47 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 16th October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $5,717.95 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 13th October 2017 with  exchange rate  of 5,524.00 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Thursday 1st September 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,812.00 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Thursday 31st August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,764.98 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 25th August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,603.98 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 25th August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,432.00 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Monday August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,287.98 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Saturday 12th August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 3,806.02 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Saturday 15th July 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2023.29 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Sunday 25th June 2017 with  exchange rate  of 2,601.04 against the US Dollar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JPMorgan Switches Tact, Backs Bitcoin as New Gold

After Jamie Dimon drew a line in the sand for JPMorgan, calling it a ‘fraud,’ the company has once again stepped over that line, praising the digital coin as a ‘new gold.’ Analysts at JPMorgan believe that Bitcoin has changed its shape and that it could soon be joining gold as a reliable, long-term way to store wealth. Recent growth and recent changes have seen Bitcoin lean more towards being digital gold, and this is where JPMorgan see its value.

“Potential to elevate cryptocurrencies to an emerging asset class”
According to JPMorgan analyst Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, the incredible spike in the value of Bitcoin is allowing it to start competing as an asset class; and seemingly at the same time drop out of the currency race. There are changes afoot in the Bitcoin market, especially when it comes to making the digital currency easier to invest in. Panigirtzoglou said:
“The prospective launch of Bitcoin futures contracts by established exchanges, in particular, has the potential to add legitimacy and thus increase the appeal of the cryptocurrency market to both retail and institutional investors.”

Still chasing gold
There is an ongoing debate over which is more popular, and if one can kill the other when it comes to talking about investing in gold and Bitcoin. However, the precious metal may be steady and safe, thus not as exciting as Bitcoin, but it still holds a large chunk of influential sway. Bitcoin still falls short of Gold’s $6 tln valuation, however, it is the speed at which it has grown which is more impressive. The huge growth spurt could make cryptocurrencies match or even surpass gold quite soon as an investable asset.

Good news for banks
Around the time Dimon was spurting his rhetoric on Bitcoin, there was a feeling that the banks and Bitcoin were in a battle royale. The one was being challenged by a young upstart of a digital currency, and losing ground. Banks were nervous of Bitcoin as a currency and how it could liberate people from the clutches of the government-backed fiat, however, that fight has died down somewhat as the future is now aimed at accumulating the valuable asset. Instead of a flying in the face of the institutionalized banking system, Bitcoin looks like it has outgrown its angsty teen stages.There is now a literal digital gold rush as the fear of missing outsweeps the globe. - cointelegraph.com

Police arrest two men 'planning to blow up Downing Street gates and kill Theresa May'

 

Kenyan girl shares her experience

in the United Kingdom

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WORD OF TODAY

Proverbs 23:7

 

Become a good thinker
We read in Proverbs 23:7: "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you." With practice, you can become a good thinker. Observe two things: 1) Good thinkers have foresight. ‘The plans of the diligent lead to profit’ (Proverbs 21:5 NIV 2011 Edition). The word diligent means ‘to work, study, and plan’. You don’t stumble into success and figure it out afterwards. Whether you’re in business or ministry, your level of success will increase dramatically if you place a high value on good thinking. One writer wrote, ‘A small man is made up of small thoughts.’ People who don’t practise good thinking usually find themselves at the mercy of circumstances - or other people’s thoughts. Unable to solve problems, they find themselves facing the same obstacles over and over. And because they don’t think ahead they’re habitually in reaction mode. An old German proverb says, ‘Better an empty purse than an empty head.’ Good thinkers overcome difficulties, including lack of resources, that often leave poor thinkers at the mercy of good thinkers. In As a Man Thinketh book the writer says, ‘All that a man achieves or fails to achieve, is a direct result of his thoughts.’ Do you believe that? If you do, you’ll place a high value on good thinking and make it a priority in your life. 2) Good thinkers look for the best, not the worst. They live by this scriptural principle: ‘Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things’ (Philippians 4:8 NIV 2011 Edition).

 

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PCEA UK OUTREACH, ST. MATHEWS CHURCH CHRISTMAS DINNER

St. Mathews PCEA UK Outreach church held their Christmas Party on Saturday 2nd December, 2017. The colourful party took place at Akshyis Events, Eastham, London. Family and friends of the church attended the party. Dress Code was Ladies and children wearing Red and White while men dressed in White Shirts and red ties or bowties. The party started with dinning and speeches before the guests joined the floor to access their age. The party went on till midnight where guests were asking for more time. The organisers of the PCEA party thanked all the guests for coming and especially those who have supported them throughout the year.

Old and young, short and tall took the floor.

Men Fellowship team (left) joined the floor where ladies dominated.

 

How Israel became a leader in water use in the Middle East - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Arab leaders have warned US President Donald Trump

that moving the American embassy in Israel to

Jerusalem could have dangerous repercussions.

 

 

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'Abacha loot': Switzerland to return $320m to Nigeria


The Swiss government has announced that it will return $320m (£240m) of the money allegedly stolen by Nigeria's late military ruler Sani Abacha. The money was frozen in 2014 by a Swiss court after a legal procedure against his son, Abba Abacha. Originally deposited in Luxembourg, it is a fraction of the billions of dollars allegedly looted during his rule from 1993 to 1998. Recovering the "Abacha loot" has been a major priority for Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari made the recovery of stolen assets a major part of his 2015 election campaign and this will be the largest yet.

 

 

Final Xmas Deliveries by Sea!

Luton, UK

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Bitcoin breaks all-time high, smashing $12,000

The world’s most valuable digital currency set another record on Tuesday, hitting $12,000 as of 13:40 GMT. Bitcoin has been smashing symbolic price barriers every few days, slightly retreating at times, and then accelerating to reach new heights. Last week, the virtual currency broke through both the $10,000 and $11,000 levels for the first time, blasting past $11,700 on Sunday. Bitcoin’s rise in value in 2017 is unprecedented. It started from below $1,000 on January 1 and is now up more than 12-fold for the year. The cryptocurrency has been growing at a dizzying pace over the past month, having almost doubled in price since November 1. Analysts’ warnings of bitcoin being a “dangerous bubble” have not stopped the rally. Many are warning about the meteoric rise of the virtual currency, claiming it could end like the Dutch tulip mania of the 17th century or the millennium dot-com bubble. Cryptocurrencies are reminiscent of those bubbles, according to legendary investor Jim Rogers. “It (bitcoin) looks and smells like all the bubbles I have seen throughout history.” Bitcoin also has its defenders like entrepreneur William Mook, who told RT the cryptocurrency is a breakthrough transformation for our future. It’s a store of value which will replace fiat currencies as “each of these fail.” He also said the bitcoin bubble is not fatal because the digital currency’s value could “not be permanently lost.” Financial adviser and Chief Investment Officer at Integral Capital Management, George Cotsikis also told RT that “the philosophy behind digital assets will transform our future,” adding, however, “it is questionable whether bitcoin will be the one asset to dominate this wave.” Bitcoin's market capitalization has now surpassed $200 billion, making it worth more than major US companies like Boeing and General Electric. Its market cap is also bigger than the gross domestic products (GDP) of Greece and New Zealand. If bitcoin were a country, it would be the 50th wealthiest nation in the world.

 

Largest US Options Exchange CBOE to Enable

Bitcoin Futures Trading by December 10


The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the largest US options exchange with an annual trading volume of around 1.27 billion contracts, will enable Bitcoin futures trading at 5 p.m CT on December 10. Ed Tilly, the chairman and CEO of Cboe Global Markets, stated:

“Given the unprecedented interest in Bitcoin, it’s vital we provide clients the trading tools to help them express their views and hedge their exposure. We are committed to encouraging fairness and liquidity in the Bitcoin market. To promote this, we will initially offer XBT futures trading for free.”

 

Drastic increase in liquidity
Last month, Brian Armstrong, the CEO of the world’s largest Bitcoin brokerage and wallet platform Coinbase, revealed that at least $10 billion in institutional money are awaiting to be invested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Armstrong wrote:

“By some estimates there is $10B of institutional money waiting on the sidelines to invest in digital currency today. When we speak with these institutions, they tell us that the number one thing preventing them from getting started is the existence of a digital asset custodian that they can trust to store client funds securely.”

With the scheduled launch of CBOE and CME Group’s Bitcoin futures exchanges on December 10 and December 18 respectively, large-scale institutional and retail investors in the traditional finance market will have a robust platform and infrastructure to invest in Bitcoin. Over the past year, the market valuation of Bitcoin has increased from less than a billion dollars to $195 billion, without the involvement and entrance of large-scale institutional and retail investors, hedge funds, and investment firms. If Armstrong is right, the movement of tens of billions of dollars into this market would lead to a price surge for Bitcoin, as new investors from the traditional finance market reallocate their capital from conventional assets to Bitcoin. Indeed, Bitcoin’s price could grow exponentially, as predicted by billionaire hedge fund legend Mike Novogratz. However, it should be noted that highly liquid regulated futures markets will make it much easier for large institutional investors to short Bitcoin. Though the contracts are cash-settled, major futures traders could likely move the underlying spot market. There exists the possibility that Bitcoin’s price could drop as a result of the futures markets opening.

 

CBOE partners with Gemini
CBOE will launch its Bitcoin futures exchange through a strategic partnership with US-based regulated Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, operated by the Winklevoss twins. Tyler Winklevoss, the CEO of Gemini, explained that the company has worked for several years to build necessary infrastructure for investors in the traditional finance market, and will continue to develop a regulated derivatives Bitcoin market. Winklevoss said:

“Developing a regulated derivatives market is the next logical and crucial step towards advancing the broader digital asset market. We have been working for years to build infrastructure to grow the digital asset market and today’s news marks a significant milestone.” Upon the launch of CBOE and CME’s Bitcoin futures exchanges, many leading hedge funds including the Man Group, with over $100 bln in funds under management, will begin trading Bitcoin.

 

 

 

UK’s Biggest Jackpot of £401 Million set for TONIGHT


There’s £401 Million up for grabs in tonight’s US Mega Millions Super Jackpot and it could all go into British hands. You, now have the opportunity to hit the big time by placing a lottery bet on one of the world’s largest lotteries. Until recently Brits could only buy Mega Millions tickets, which currently holds a record-breaking jackpot at £510 million in March 2012, if they go to the States. However, World Lottery Club, which is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, felt that Brits should get involved by launching US Mega Millions on their lottery betting website.

 

CAVEAT WHEN BUYING LAND IN KAJIADO COUNTY, KENYA

Hon Lenku blacklists 1/8 plot sellers, NLC backs the county government:- Kajiado County Government has blacklisted companies purporting to sell small pieces of land in the rapidly growing county. Governor Joseph Ole Lenku declared the sale of 1/8 and 1/4 pieces of land as illegal and warned investors that there was no such land being sold legally. "Those advertisements on TV about prime lands I Kajiado is a web of conmanship. We cannot issue legal titles to such pieces of land. I am warning those buying such lands as risking their money," Mr Lenku said. The Governor said such plots were only available within the urban centres and anyone purporting to sell plots in the interior parts of the County as doing it at their own risk. "We cannot guarantee the titles are legal. We cannot authorise sale of such unsustainable lands," the Governor said. He said the con men were lying that the lands were near urban centres to attract buyers yet they were more than 100 Km away from the town's. And in a quick response to the Governor's statement The National Land Commission joined the fray and supported the County Government. Land Commission Vice Chairperson Abigael Mbagaya said the Commission would support the blacklisting of the illegal sale. "Our appetite to own land anywhere has led to this greedy rush for land that cannot be productive," said Mrs Mbagaya. The two spoke when the Governor launched the County's Spatial Plan at Maasai Technical Training Institute in Kajiado Town. The plan which is being done by Geomaps Africa and a battery of scholars will devise ways to develop sustainable resource use. Kajiado Lands Executive Hamilton Parseina blamed the local land boards chaired by administrators for the corruption that has became the face of land deals in the County. "We must change the composition of the land boards.Some administrators have abdicated from their duties and are allowing illegalities in land sale," said Mr Parseina.

Anyone buying an eight or a quarter acre of land in Kajiado County risks loosing their hard earned wealth to conmen and unscrupulous businesses making illegal land deals.

 


A YOUNG KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN NORTHAMPTON, UK

It is with great sadness to announce the untimely demise of Emmanuel Eddy Otieno (Junior), 36, who passed away on Saturday 25th November 2017 after a short illness at Northampton General Hospital (UK). He was the son of Mr Frank and Mrs Celestine Otieno of Karachuonyo East, Kamser Nyagowa, Kisumu. He was the fifth born in a family of six. He was married to Marion Kettelmann. The late Eddy was a student at Loughborough University, Water branch (UK) doing his Masters in Water Engineering. We kindly request well wishers who would like to assist financially to support with burial arrangement and repatriation to Kenya to kindly send it to Barclays Bank, A/C63216527, Sort code: 206151. Account Holder: Stephen Ochung. Well wishers and Friends are currently meeting at Serengeti in Northampton. Any assistance is highly appreciated. For more information please contact Mr Stephen Ochung on 07539383151.

 

 

Dear Diaspora Village member

Diaspora Village, Isinya, Kenya Update


Following an announcement by the new governor of Kajiando County regarding rogue land companies, Diaspora Village management wish to update our members who might be worried. This announcement does not affect us. Infact it is good for us. We welcome this announcement and feel that it was long overdue. We had gone slow in our sales because we were being undercut by companies selling plots where no estate can be built. We applaud the governor. Diaspora Village is within the town municipality of Kajiando in an area designate for town development and industrial development. We are in Isinya sub-county. Those who have been to the ground know very well what a location it is. However, our announcement is that, our plots have title deeds, planning permission and they are serviced with water and electricity and access roads.

The rogue companies the governor is talking about have been selling land 5, 10 or even 15 kilometres away from any access road. Many of you may have been offered plots in Tinga and Suswa at a fraction of the price it costs in Diaspora Village. Those who were accusing me of being too expensive, I say, “cheap is expensive too” These companies have one title for a large parcel. What I know is that, obtaining consent to sub-divide and planning permission is another project all together. This is where they will meet with the governor.
At Diaspora Village, we have title deeds for each plot, planning permission for a single dweller house per plot (apart from the commercial plots) and you can google us by just typing “Diaspora Village” in google map. If you are a member, hold on to your title. They will start going up in value once the governor message sinks in.

Those who have completed paying and waiting for titles, be patient. They are coming. You know we have gone through an acrimonious election period and things are just settling. The timeline for all title deed to be with members for both Diaspora Village plots and Diaspora Village Agriculture is March 2018. Many of block A and some in B already have their titles. All other titles are in the office waiting transfer to buyer.

Development
The development plan is going well. In the next 24 months, the road infrastructure will go in. Water and power is already on site. We are not a hurry since most buyers are in Diaspora and not in a rush to develop.
Every plot will get an approved house plan with detailed construction plans. I have done a deal with the architect to charge each buyer KES 50,000 when they want to pick the detailed approved plans. Once you obtain the approved plans, you do not need us anymore. You can walk into a bank and obtain construction loan and build your home. However, wait until the roads are done.

Summary timeline
March 2018 – all buyers who have completed payment will have their titles
June 2018 – Perimeter fences go in
March 2019 – Road Infrastructure completed
June 2019 – Nobel Business School completes
March 2020 – Club house with hotel will completes

You may receive another update on the same tomorrow as I am trying to access the other database I used before.

Many of you ask me what is the value now, for valuation, wait until the rogue companies disappear and plots in urban settings will start moving up dramatically.

God bless and have Merry Christmas and new year full of blessings.


P K Kahoro FCCA
KC Accoutants
Chartered Certified Accountants
Unit 25, Caxton House, Northampton Science Park, Kings Park Road, Northampton NN3 6LG
T: 01604654227 M:07984637357 pkahoro@kcaccountants.co.uk | www.kcaccountants.co.uk

 

 

US Supreme Court backs Donald Trump's 'Muslim travel ban'

The US Supreme Court has agreed to allow the full enforcement of Donald Trump's travel ban on six mostly Muslim countries. The court's justices have ordered that the ban on travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen can be implemented despite ongoing challenges in lower courts. More follows...

 

 

 

Federal Reserve starting to think about

its own digital currency, Dudley says


As the price of the cryptocurrency continues to soar, the Federal Reserve apparently is giving thought to having a product like bitcoin for its own. William Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said at a conference Wednesday that the Fed is exploring the idea of its own digital currency, according to reports from Dow Jones. Any product likely would be well off in the future, he said, adding that it would be "very premature" to estimate when the Fed would come up with its own offering, according to Bloomberg. That sentiment comes even though Dudley said he views bitcoin is "more of a speculative activity" and not a stable store of value. As the central bank official spoke, bitcoin struck a new high. Just a day after hitting $10,000, it eclipsed the $11,000 mark. Dudley is not the first Fed official to address the surging popularity of bitcoin. Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker, in remarks made at a conference in September, said he doubted bitcoin would ever undermine the U.S. dollar, primarily because it lacks the backing of a government. "The paper that's in your pocket, that we call money, only has value because we believe it has value, because we believe the government stands behind it. It's all trust issues," Harker said, according to a Coindesk report. Earlier in the year, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari also expressed skepticism about bitcoin ever emerging as a currency, though he said the blockchain technology behind it has "potential" for further development. Blockchain records digital transactions, key to the trading of bitcoins, which are not actual coins but rather a payment system created online. The New York Fed did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for additional information on Dudley's remarks.


Kenyans in US push remittances to Sh19.2bn

 

Diaspora remittances hit a record high of Sh19.2 billion ($185 million) in October, driven by higher inflows from Kenyans in the US who are now on average sending home more than Sh10 billion a month. Fresh data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows the inflows rose 5.3 per cent compared to September’s Sh18.2 billion ($176.9 million). Year-on-year, the remittances have gone up by 30 per cent or $42.95 million (Sh4.4 billion). The rising remittances have helped the current account, keeping the deficit below seven per cent in a year when import costs of food, petroleum and transport equipment for the SGR have gone up considerably. This has helped keep the shilling relatively strong. “Remittances continue to be at record levels. We always have an acceleration as we come towards Christmas, and it is something that we should continue to expect,” said CBK governor Patrick Njoroge at a press conference on November 24.

Largest source

Diaspora remittances account for the largest source of foreign currency inflows into Kenya, ahead of tea, tourism, horticulture and coffee exports. The total remittances for the 10-month period stood at Sh161.9 billion ($1.57 billion), compared to Sh146.6 billion ($1.42 billion) in the same period last year. Kenyans in North America continue to send home the bulk of the remittances, accounting for 56 per cent of the total last month ahead of Europe at 30 per cent and the rest of the world at 14 per cent. In September, the amount sent home from North America topped the $100 million mark for the first time (at $101.05 million), and continued to grow in October to hit a record $104.5 million.

Large jump

The last two months have seen a much larger jump in North America inflows compared to the other regions, having stood at $86.3 million in August. European remittances, which stood at $55.3 million in October, have held between $53.7 million and $55.7 million since May. The inflows from the rest of the world have ranged between $21.3 million and $28.7 million in the period since May, settling at $25.7 million in October. - –businessdailyafrica.com

 


Construction of Kenya’s Sh62 Billion Road to Begin


The Kenya National Highways Authority has signed a contract of Sh62 billion ($600 million) with South Africa based Company-Five Group Construction Proprietary Limited for the construction of the Lamu-Garissa-Isiolo Road, which is a component of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET)Corridor Project . The Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure James Macharia said that the 530 km road will help develop 10 towns that are along the corridor as well as ease transport of cargo from the Lamu Port. “We are achieving a very key milestone to basically kick off the process of construction of the Lamu -Garissa- Isiolo Road and that it is no longer a pipe dream. Indeed now we are starting the implementation of the development of that corridor, we are opening that corridor of northern Kenya completely that means the growth of this country would be massively enhanced,” he said. According to Macharia, the project once completed will improve access and inter-connectivity betweenKenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda. The project is expected to commence next June and will be opened for operation after four years. The operations and maintenance phase will run for a period of 25 years where Lamu Road Consortium (LRC) will operate the road while maintaining high performance standards equivalent to a motorway to enhance throughput of transit vehicle and also reduce vehicle operating cost. The road would start in the port city of Lamu and proceed in a northwesterly direction through the town of Bura, Tana River County, and continue on to the town of Garissa. At Garissa, the road would continue its northwesterly direction to Modo Gashe. Here it would take a southwesterly direction through Garba Tula, to end at Isiolo. At Isiolo, the road will link with the Isiolo-Lokichar Road, which is also planned. Source: Capitalfm


Senator Omanga, atheists defend Nairobi sex workers

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has criticised members of Nairobi County

Assembly over plans to pass a motion outlawing commercial sex work

 

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has criticised members of Nairobi County Assembly over plans to pass a motion outlawing commercial sex work. The senator termed the move impulsive and unfair to the ‘poor’ commercial sex workers whom she said depend on the trade for survival. The senator has now challenged the MCAs to provide alternative sources of livelihood for the commercial sex workers before condemning them. “I strongly oppose the move and demand that commercial sex workers be given audience so that a proper solution is found. Many do not do it because they enjoy but  simply  because they need to survive,” posted Senator Omanga on Facebook. Senator Omanga asked the leaders to critically look at the issue first.

PROHIBIT COMMERCIAL SEX
Last week the MCAs moved a motion seeking to prohibit commercial sex in the county, claiming that the practice was being normalised with most high end homes and restaurants in Nairobi having been turned into brothels. The motion was moved by Woodley/Kenyatta Golf Course MCA Mwangi Abraham Njihia on Thursday. The MCA raised concern about the rising number of the sex workers in Nairobi. At the same time, atheists have come out in defence of commercial sex workers and given the MCAs two weeks to repeal the motion. The atheists have threatened to take action against the MCAs if they do not rescind the motion.

RETROGRESSIVE
In a statement sent to newsrooms, Atheists in Kenya say the choice to engage in sexual activity in exchange for money is a private and should not be considered a crime, and that prostitution should be recognised as a form of trade. “The passing of this law is unconstitutional, illegal, untenable and retrogressive. We are asking the Nairobi County Assembly to repeal this law within 14 days, or face unspecified action aimed at protecting the rights of prostitutes in Nairobi,” read in part the statement signed by AIK head Harrison Mumia. Last year, former Nairobi Health executive Bernard Muia said the county had 29,000 commercial sex workers with 11,000 of them being men who have sex with other men. Prostitution is illegal in Kenya. - Daily Nation.

 

 

Bitcoin surprises as it record highest rate of $11,920.36 on Sunday 3rd Dec. 2017

 

National Super Alliance (NASA) strategist David Ndii has been arrested barely two days after

his appointment to head the opposition’s People’s Assembly National Steering Committee

 

 

 

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A Kenyan Woman Found Dead In Kansas, USA

 

It is with profound shock and sadness that we learn the unexpected death of our sister, daughter, niece, cousin, aunt, and friend Teresa (Terry) Nyangaresi today 11/28/2017. Terry was last seen more than a week ago and this became a caue of concern for her housemates (She rented a room at a household in (Shawnee, Kansas). Upon breaking into the room with the help of police , her lifelless body was found having laid there for an unknown number of days. She had just turned 30 a few days prior to her passing. Terry is a beloved daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Rachel Nyangaresi and Nyangaresi Onyinkwa of Ongata Rongai Nairobi. Sister to Jane Nyangaresi Bard-Zuri of Kansas, Elizabeth Nyangaresi of Dallas, TX, Hellen Mong’are, Evelyn Bochere of Kenya Red Cross, Nancy Nyangaresi and the late John Okero. Terry is the niece of Jennifer and Wilson Kitsao of Dallas, Yunuke Mongera of Calgary,Canada, Sumei Ogari of Dallas among others. She is a cousin to Jacob and Matthew Chotiof Toledo, Ohio, Susan and Darius Kwedho of Dallas, Jackie and Ricky Oyaro of Minneapolis, MN, Samuel Ongeri and Nicole Mongera of Calgary amongst others. She is a loving sister-in-law to Caleb-Bard Zuri and aunt to Deatra and Divine all of Kansas. Terry leaves behind many great friends including Martin Nzai who stood by her side for years. Due to the unexpected nature of this tragedy we are appealing for funds to help us transport her parents and siblings from Kenya to come grieve with us. These will help defray the exorbitant funeral costs. Main Fundraiser:- Date and Venue, Saturday December 2nd 2017 at New Life SDA Church  1000 Centenniel Blvd Richardson TX from 6:30pm. Your attendance will be highly appreciated. Gofundme acount: https://www.gofundme.com/teresa-sfuneralfund?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_ - Diasporamessenger.com

 

 

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Kenya elected to International

Maritime Organization Council

Mr. Juvenal Shiundu, Deputy Director/Head of Programme Management at the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 2 – Kenya has been elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization under category C, which is reserved for 20 member states which have special interests in maritime transport or navigation. Other African Countries elected are Egypt, Morocco, South Africa and Liberia. The Kenyan delegation was led by Nancy Karigithu, Principal Secretary for Maritime & Shipping Affairs and Amb. Lazarus Amayo, Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative to IMO. The IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, with global standard-setting authorityfor the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.


International shipping transports more than 80 per cent of global trade to peoples and communities all over the world. Shipping is the most efficient and cost-effective method of international transportation for most goods; it provides a dependable, low-cost means of transporting goods globally, facilitating commerce and helping to create prosperity among nations and peoples. The world relies on a safe, secure and efficient international shipping industry and this is provided by the regulatory framework developed and maintained by IMO. Kenya’s has been a member of the Council IMO since 2011 and has been a member of the Organization since 1973. The Port of Mombasa serves a number of countries in a region that hosts a combined population of over three hundred (300) million people. Over 90 per cent of Kenya’s foreign trade is dependent on maritime transport and therefore cargo handling, marine services and other maritime related services touch the very heart of the country’s national economy. Based on Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Economic Survey 2015, Kenya imported goods worth Sh1.57 Trillion.


Enabling Kenya’s participation in and benefit from the regional and global maritime transport value chain can yield thousands of jobs in the medium term, make imports cheaper and exports more competitive, as well as establish the Kenyan coastline as a major logistics and transportation hub on the eastern seaboard. Currently all maritime transportation is in the hands of foreign companies and this comprises the biggest exposure and weak link to the national economy. The Blue Economy (BE) has recently become the 8th sector under the Economic Pillar of Vision 2030, and is now part of the soon to be launched Medium-Term Plan III, 2018-2022. Kenya hosts the office of the IMO Regional Coordinator for Eastern and Southern Africa sub-region as well as four regional organisations important to the maritime states in the region.


In 2016, Kenya was elected to host the Regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) for the African Region, which will enhance the capacity for the Africa region in the promotion of ship energy efficiency technologies and operations, as well as the reduction of harmful emissions from shipping in Africa, thus mitigating the harmful effects of climate change. The Government of Kenya has maintained a forefront position in the suppression and prevention of acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships and has played a major role in this regard. The direct involvement of the Kenya Defence Forces (under AMISOM) since October 2011 has been significant since there has not been a single successful incident of piracy within waters off the Coast of Somalia / Indian Ocean.


Kenya is a major proponent of the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC), the regional IMO supported initiative for the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. Kenya also hosts the Regional Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (RMRCC) in Mombasa, covering on behalf of the international maritime community, the maritime search and rescue region of Somalia, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania and the Seychelles. The RMRCC serves as a point of contact for ships to seek advice or assistance when sailing in waters of the coast of Somalia and also report security concerns about other ships movements or communications in the area, all of which has proved invaluable in monitoring of piracy and armed robberies in waters of the Coast of Somalia. The Mombasa RMRCC is ready and poised to play an expanded role in achieving the new mandate of the Jeddah Amendments Code that now includes information sharing on other maritime crimes. - capitalfm.co.ke

 

Meet the man who sent the first-ever text message


To mark the 25th anniversary of text messages, Sky News has caught up

with Neil Papworth - the man who sent the very first one back in 1992.

 

 

 

CHURCHILL EPISODE

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US regulator approves Bitcoin trading


Bitcoin has taken another step toward the financial mainstream, after a US regulator said it would let two traditional exchanges begin trading in Bitcoin-related financial contracts. CME Group and CBOE Global Markets exchanges will offer investors Bitcoin futures from later this month. The move sent the crypto-currency's price up, continuing its volatile week. Bitcoin hit a record above $11,400 on Wednesday, but then lost 20% of its value in the following 24 hours. The announcement from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it will allow the futures to be traded was seen as a watershed moment for the currency. It means that investors will be able to buy and sell "future" contracts in Bitcoins - an agreement to buy the crypto-currency, for example, in three months time at a certain price. CME Group said trading would be available on its CME Globex electronic trading platform from 18 December. To guard against volatility, CME and CBOE will put in place stricter than usual risk-management safeguards.

 

Vehicle prices in the 60s and 70s


Why Raila Should Swear Himself In

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A Kenyan Jim Justus Nyamu arrives in UK for Elephant Walk

Mr. Jim Justus Nyamu (left) seen with Mrs. Anne Kamau of Kenya High Commission, London

 

Jim Justus Nyamu, the Executive Director of Elephant Neigbors Center (ENC) also known as Elephant Man arrived in the UK on Friday 30th November, 2017.  Jim held a press conference at the Kenyan High commission office in London immediately after arriving from Kenya where in his statement he stressed that there is a need to end ivory trade as it affects the elephant population. "I am here to support the UK Government in their bid to stop and to close illegal domestic ivory trade", said the Elephant Man. The Government of UK plans to close the domestic illegal markets and in serious argument on whether to include the pre-convention ivory found in UK or not. The Minister of Environment, Michael Gove, was quoted saying “The decline in the elephant population fuelled by poaching for ivory shames our generation. The need for radical and robust action to protect one of the worlds most iconic and treasured species is beyond dispute. These plans will put the UK front and centre of global efforts to end the insidious trade in ivory.” Nyamu in his words said "In my opinion and from the experience if we have to close the trade we have to include the pre-convention or predating if we want to end ivory trade." The Commercial Attache at the Kenya High Commissioner Mrs. Anne Kamau expressed how proud they were of Jim's effort that has once again embarked on in a bid to save the African Elephants. Jim is expected to cover 350km walking from London to Bristol from December 3rd 9am to December 12th 2017. He will in total have walked 10, 800 km since 2013. In 2013, Jim walked in 9 states in the US from Boston to Washington DC covering 560miles in 32 days and across East African Nations ( Kenya- Tanzania- Uganda). -
 

 

Why Raila Should Swear Himself In

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INVITATION TO “THE GREAT LONDON TO BRISTOL IVORY BELONGS

TO ELEPHANTS WALK 2017-WALKING TO SAVE ELEPHANTS”


The Elephant Neighbours Centre (ENC) wishes to invite you to “The Great London to Bristol Ivory Belongs to Elephants Walk” that will commence from Kensington on Sunday 3rd December 2017 and culminate at Council House College Green Bristol on Tuesday 12th December 2017. The walk will take 10 days with overnight stopovers. The route for this Great Walk begins in the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea London on Sunday 3rd December with overnight stops in Windsor, Reading, Newbury, Swindon, Cirencester, and Cheltenham, passing through Gloucester, overnight stops in Stroud, Chippenham, and Bath, passing through Yate, Bristol Zoo and to finish at College Green outside the Council House,  Bristol city centre on Tuesday 12th December. This walk is a continuation of Ivory Belongs to Elephants campaign that started in 2013.


The dates and routes are as stated below:
Day 1 -Sunday 3rd December: Kensington Windsor
Day 2 – Monday 4th December: Windsor Reading
Day 3 – Tuesday 5th December:  Reading  Newbury
Day 4 – Wednesday 6th December: Newbury Swindon
Day 5 – Thursday 7th December: Swindon  Cirencester
Day 6 – Friday 8th December: Cirencester  Cheltenham
Day 7 – Saturday 9th December: Cheltenham Gloucester Stroud
Day 8 – Sunday 10th December: Stroud  Chippenham
Day 9 – Monday 11th December: Chippenham  Bath
Day 10 – Tuesday 12th December: Bath  Yate  Bristol……..finishing at College Green outside the Council House.
Note: START Times are 9 am at every point.

 

 

*SIMPLE WISDOM FOR WOMEN ASPIRING GREATNESS*

 

1. *A WISE WOMAN HAS SECRETS*
You can't be too naked with your love, social or spiritual life and expect dignity. Not everyone should know what you are going through.
Be a self-contained lady.

2. *A WISE WOMAN HAS SURPRISES*
There is beauty in a surprise Don't run around announcing things that are not yet.....
It only destroys their beauty.
And when they fail you will suffer unnecessary shame.
Be a self-controlled lady.

3. *A WISE WOMAN IS UNPREDICTABLE*
People should know there is both yes and no in your mouth. Your moves and words shouldn't be too obvious. Be a deep lady

4. *A WISE WOMAN HAS A FEW BUT MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS*
You can't be a friend to everyone and have focus.
You can't be the organiser in every social activity and be a productive woman.
Love all but a close friend of a few!

5. *A WISE WOMAN DOES LESS OF GIRLS TALK*
You can't have too much talk and work at the same time. Cheap talks only lead to empty gossips! A gossiping woman is a shallow woman.

6. *A WISE WOMAN HAS TIME FOR HERSELF*
You can't understand yourself better until you create time for yourself.
Create time to see your weaknesses and work on them. Have time for self correction lady

7. *A WISE WOMAN INTERACTS WITH GOD*
You cannot have the highest level of wisdom until you interact with its source.
Rare breeds of women are found here.... at the ?? of JESUS.

*Give God time lady!!*
God bless all the beautiful women here..

 

Shock as doctors find 13 sewing needles in 10-month-old baby


Doctors successfully retrieved 13 needles


Doctors at Thika Level 5 Hospital successfully removed 13 sewing needles from a 10-month-old baby’s body and left one for later. 31-year-old Jacinta Ndunge, the baby’s mother said she discovered the needles when they prickled her as she applied jelly on her baby. Jacinta, however, has no idea how the needle got there in the first place. The baby had been admitted for Pneumonia but after Jacinta alerted the doctors, an x-ray showed she had 14 needles. This made the doctors arrange for an urgent surgery where they successfully extracted 13 of the needles. The remaining one was left due to the risk it posed with its position in the hip bone. Doctors said it will need special treatment to avoid putting the baby’s life in more danger. Confirming the case Kiambu County Chief Officer in charge of Health Andrew Toro said that the remaining needle was lodged too deep inside one of the baby’s bones. “Removing an object like that from the child’s body is dangerous and could damage blood vessels, nerves, trigger infections and could even cause death,” he said. - The Standard

 

 

Secrets of Jomo Kenyatta in London from British intelligence


From sabotaging him not to get a job, to snooping on his mails and private life — the British intelligence never gave Jomo Kenyatta a rest. As archival files on him indicate, life at 95 Cambridge Street in London, where he stayed between 1933 and 1937 was hell for Jomo Kenyatta. At one time, Kenyatta was unable to pay his rent for 18 months and was reported to the Colonial Office by his landlord, a Mr S Hosken. At first, Mr Kenyatta was staying on the first floor of this house, now classified as a historic building because of his residence there, before he shifted to attic — the crawl space below the pitched roof. Hosken seemed to think Kenyatta was refusing to pay and a Colonial office letter addressed to a Mr Wade seemed to suggest as much: “Hosken says (Kenyatta) is still well dressed and well fed and goes abroad at times (now in Denmark). - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
 

 

 

Raila Odinga’s big plans for swearing in as the people’s president


Former senators Johnstone Muthama and Boni Khalwale, former Kathiani MP

Wavinya Ndeti and other NASA leaders address the press in Nairobi yesterday 

 

The National Super Alliance (NASA) also sent invitation cards for the inauguration slated for December 12, which will also be Kenya’s 54th independence day celebration. The countdown to Opposition chief Raila Odinga’s self-declared big day began yesterday with the creation of a team to oversee his swearing in as the people’s president. The National Super Alliance (NASA) also sent invitation cards for the inauguration slated for December 12, which will also be Kenya’s 54th independence day celebration. The appointment of the seven-member organising committee comes in the wake of Raila’s announcement on Tuesday that he will be sworn in as the people’s president through the people’s assemblies, which the Government as termed unconstitutional.


The digital invitation cards with Raila’s names appended do not however indicate the venue of the event. “You are invited. Come witness the swearing-in of the peoples’ president Raila Amollo Odinga on 12th December at 12 noon. Location to be communicated after vetting of RSVP,” reads the card, which strictly admits one. Though details of the swearing-in are still scanty, NASA leaders said they are preparing for the event. It is not clear who will conduct the ceremony, its constitutional threshold, what instruments of power Raila will have, what kind of ceremony it will be and if a guard of honour will be mounted by defence forces as happens at the presidential swearing-in ceremony. That notwithstanding, NASA has indicated the event will be graced by regional and international leaders -- but their identity has also not been revealed. The coalition insists the event will be done constitutionally and will be bloodless, in seeking electoral justice in Kenya.


The committee, which also doubles up as the People’s Assembly National Steering Committee, will be led by economic strategist Dr David Ndii. Free and fair election It comes just days after President Uhuru Kenyatta started his second term in office amidst protests from NASA leadership, which has vowed not to recognise his re-election. Making the declaration yesterday, former senators Boni Khalwale and Johnstone Muthama said the team will deliberate on and produce the road map towards the achievement of NASA’s goals through the peoples’ assemblies. They said the assemblies will lead the country to a free and fair election or a path to secession. They also lashed out at the police over the brutality meted out on opposition supporters and demanded that culpable officers be punished accordingly. “The work of the organising committee will be to guide, facilitate and coordinate the programme of various assemblies across the country,” said Dr Khalwale, who read the statement on behalf of the NASA leadership at Okoa Kenya office in Nairobi. “It will further set up a national secretariat that will be the centre for the activities of these assemblies, among other duties.”


Court order
Though the High Court issued conservatory orders barring the formation of the assemblies, NASA has termed the orders unconstitutional, insisting that its activities are well within the law. On November 22, Justice Lillian Mutende granted the orders suspending the formation of the assemblies until January 25 next year when the matter will be heard inter-party between the petitioner and 50 respondents in the civil suit. Justice Mutende’s orders followed the petition filed by Counties Development Group, an NGO that sought the county assemblies and MCAs to be restrained from constituting special colleges for the appointment or election through the assemblies. “We assert that as per Article 1 of the Constitution, the right of citizens to exercise their sovereignty at the county level is not subject to supervision or veto by the national government,” said Khalwale, flanked by the committee members. - The Standard

 

 

A KENYAN YOUNG MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN MARYLAND, USA


It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that we inform you of the unexpected passing of Jamal Lorenzo Nganga of Silver Spring, Maryland. Jamal was only 20 years old and a student at the University of Tampa (FL). He was a studious Sophomore aiming for a Bachelors in Business Administration when he left us. He was also a stand-out, senior basketball player at his former high school – Blake High School. Jamal sadly leaves behind his Mum, Ebla Ibrahim of Silver Spring, MD, younger brother Nabil Nganga of Silver Spring, MD and his father Zahir Nganga of Dallas, TX. We encourage you to join us today for prayers and support at Zahir Nganga’s residence in Frisco, TX: Address: 11201 Hubbard Creek Drive, Frisco TX 75034. Date: 12/1/2017. Time: 6pm. For anyone who would like to bring a dish, please reach out to Michelle Shiro Mwaniki for coordination: Michelle Shiro Mwaniki – ?(630) 824-7357. For your convenience, please remit financial contributions through: 1. CashApp: $Zahircool – Tel. (410) 707-5916 Or Bank Deposit: Bank of America, A/C # 003938145539 (Patrick Nganga) and Routing # 052001633. For More Information Please Contact:, Nixon Muiruri (Nick):- (978) 815-2873, Washiq Wamuikamba (Wachira): (781) 929-9065, Kaka DC: (301) 938-6704 or Muriuki: (301) 814-6603. - Diasporamessenger.com

 

BITCOIN WALLET, BITCOIN MINING AND BITCOIN TRADING

Bitcoin is not an investment BUT Bitcoin is a currency like DOLLAR or POUND. Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system and was invented by an unknown programmer (or possibly a group of programmers), under the name Satoshi Nakamoto in January 2009.

HERE ARE 12 THINGS FACTS ABOUT BITCOIN:

1) Bitcoin is a digital currency not tied to third parties like banks and governments.

2) The currency is created by people and not governments.

3) Investors known as "miners" need special software to solve complex math problems in order to create bitcoins.

4) There are only a few big names in business accepting bitcoin for payment, including Overstock.com, Dish Network, Microsoft and Paypal.
5) Bitcoin investing is still volatile, as seen from the ups and downs of the market.

6) Bitcoin’s network is more powerful than 500 supercomputers put together!

7) University of Nicosia, Cyprus was first University to accept tuition fees to be paid in Bitcoin

8) In 2015 in the USA 802 citizens filed taxes on Bitcoin income.

9) Bitcoin is a legal payment method in Japan

10) Falcon, a Swiss Private Bank is the first bank to sell Bitcoins to its clients

11) By August 2017, there were 1,402 Bitcoin ATM's worldwide in 55 countries (3 in London)

12) On May 22, 2010 a Man bought 2 Pizzas with 10,000 Bitcoins in his wallet. Today the pizza man is worth $10,000 x 10,000 = $10 million.

 

BITCOIN REFERRALS

You cannot join Bitcoin Mining without being introduced by a miner. The miner who introduces you will be earning a small commission of Bitcoin whenever you receive a mining and everyone else who comes under that miner.

Eg. MINER A introduces MINER B and MINER B introduces MINER C and MINER C introduces MINER D. MINER A will be receiving a commission from MINER A, B, C D even if he does know them.

 

BITCOIN TRADING

Bitcoin Trading - There is a lot of booming business, conmen, confusion, money making, losing money etc. in Bitcoin trading. I would advice if you are newcomer to avoid this area. This is what happens. Mr. A has got one Bitcoin in his wallet. Mr. B comes and ask him to surrender his Bitcoin and he will be giving him 1% per or 2% a day for your Bitcoin which is valued at the value of the Bitcoin on that day. Eg. The value of Bitcoin was $1,200 on 6th May 2017. Mr. B will be getting 1 or 2 per cent day and is locked within $1,200 whether it goes up or down. Today 1st December, 2017 the value of a Bitcoin is $10,700. The Bitcoin is for Mr. B and not Mr. A. Mr. B has control over the Bitcoin and he will be giving Mr. B a slice of the loaf. Whenever you give away your Bitcoin, you have lost your power and you can no longer use it. Keep your Bitcoin in your wallet and as it adds value you can also use it anytime you want. Careful.

BITCOIN in your wallet is safe, BITCOIN in mining is safe BUT Bitcoin in Trade it is 50 50. Careful.

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Scammers target Kenyan parents with children in academies


You may have received a phone call or SMS congratulating you on winning an award in a competition you never entered. Or maybe you probably have received a phone call from a person who claims to have erroneously sent you money by mistake and wants it back.

TECH
Such messages may have prompted you into replying without knowing that scammers were after your money and personal data. You are not alone. Swindlers have gone high-tech and, like hunters chasing birds that are not perching, they are increasingly devising ways of shooting without missing. Leveraging on mobile-telephony and computer technologies— including social media— fraudsters have got slicker and smarter in their nefarious schemes. They work in cartels that are well-organised and educated. And they are reaping big where they never sow— swindling gullible and unsuspecting Kenyans out of their hard-earned cash as mobile service providers and police watch. These fraudsters are not targeting any Tom, Dick and Harry. They choose their targets very carefully. They got taste.

TARGETS
Take the case of George Munene*, a corporate manager in Meru, for instance. One early morning, as he went about his business in October, he received a call from a ‘Good Samaritan’ who claimed to have found his son in a critical condition. The minor, the ‘Good Samaritan’ said, had suffered “serious’ injuries” while playing in school and he had taken it upon himself to save his life. “The boy has multiple fractures on the arm, has his scull hurt. We are at Chogoria Mission Hospital awaiting the doctors word though we have managed to arrest the situation by giving First Aid,” Munene recalls the caller saying. “Meanwhile you can be sending some Sh7,000 to cater for the ambulance.” Amidst confusion, and as Munene delegated his duties to his juniors, another call came  in announcing that doctors had recommended a referral to Gertrude's Children's Hospital in Nairobi.

SH40,000
This time, the ‘Good Samaritan’ asked Munene to send some Sh40,000 so that they could rush the patient to the city. Luckily for them, Munene sent the cash and decided to follow them to the capital. Restless, he called the ‘Good Samaritan’ at intervals to know how far they had reached. It was not until he got to Mwea that he questioned their speed as he was not catching up with the ambulance despite the caller assuring him that they were within reach. He also questioned why the ‘Good Samaritan’ was still asking for more cash to cater for invented, imaginary expenses. When reason reasserted itself and Munene called the school administration, he was shocked to learn that his son was safe and sound.

 

M-PESA
He also realised that he was Sh47,000 poorer and reported the matter to Nkubu Police Station. Preliminary investigations revealed that all that time, the fraudster was calling from the comfort of a Meru hotel and used Munene’s cash to shop at a local supermarket. The cartel also used the loot to fuel their cars, with all the transactions being paid for via M-Pesa. Munene attempted to recover the cash with the help of Safaricom but only managed to get back Sh20,000. For William Mugendi*, a businessman, an unknown man called him by name in late September and claimed to have rushed the trader’s son to Consolata Mission Hospital, Nkubu, with minor injuries. Upon getting to the hospital, the caller said, the case worsened as the child could not speak.

 

VIOLENCE

In utter confusion, Mugendi opted to send the money but realized that he had less than Sh1,000 in his M-Pesa account. As he sourced for funds, the swindlers kept on sending him exaggerated messages on how critical the case was getting. After trying in vain to source for some cash from friends, Mugendi decided to take a motorcycle to the hospital. But on informing the swindlers that he was leaving for the hospital, they turned violent and started insulting him. “Kwani wewe ni mjinga aje badala ya utume pesa kwanza mtoto atibiwe ni kuja unakuja, kwani unakuja kuona maiti,” (How foolish are you? Instead of first sending money for treatment, you are planning to come, are you planning to come see the corpse?” When it became apparent that Mugendi was not sending any money, their lines went off,  only for him to confirm that the child was in fact safe in school.

POLICE
These, among other cases, have prompted school managers to devise ways of protecting parents from thieves on the loose. At Winners Academy in Nkubu, Meru, Jane Ndegwa, the school director, says they have informed parents about the fraud. “We always talk to the parent during our annual meetings… We also urge the parents and guardians to be confirming with us (the administration) in case such an issue arises,” she says. Nkubu police chief John Cheruiyot confirms the existence of such cases in the region, with conmen targeting academies, where the rich take their children. He advises Kenyans to first confirm messages on their children’s safety with school managers before taking action. “To the criminals your days are numbered as we have identified your mode of operation which includes the contact numbers you use, change and dump and the vehicles.”  - Daily Nation.

 

The Mnangagwa story

By Sire Edgar Kwach

So on the day that Vice President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe was fired, he decided to leave the country quickly and since he couldn't use a commercial flight, he decided to call on two Indian brothers who have been his 'friends' to ask if could use their private jet which was parked at Harare International Airport.

The guys flatly refused to help Mr. Mnangagwa saying they didn't want to jeopardize their businesses. Mnangagwa had to eventually take the risk of leaving the country by road via the Zimbabwe - Mozambique border.

The interesting news for the Indians friends is that come Friday the guy they refused to help when he desperately needed their help is sworn in as the President of Zimbabwe.

Lesson 1:

Most of the people we call our friends will abandon us when we are down or when they feel they can no longer get any material benefits from us.

Lesson 2:

Never abandon your friend when he is on the ground because you dont know what tomorrow brings, tables can turn when you least expect them.

What do you think of the friends who drove with him in the car all the way to South Africa through Mozambique/Zimbabwe Border? They didn’t even know if they are safe with him during the journey. But....they volunteered to help and be with him in his need hour.

Always Be a true friend and remember at times you are called for help or volunteer to help people with really or no problems. Some may be victims and need your help.

 

 

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MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THE LATE BISHOP

DR. JOSEPHAT KITHEKA ON 2ND DEC. 2017


Following the promotion to glory of our beloved Bishop Dr. Josephat Mutheni Kitheka, prayers and celebration of life services will be held daily from Sunday 26/11/17, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm at The full gospel church,1 Albany Road, Chadwell Heath RM6 6BS everyday. Memorial service will be held on Saturday 2nd December, 2017 at Revival House, 500 High Street North, Manor Park, London E12 6QN as from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. We are calling on all Kenyans of Goodwill to come and stand with the family in prayers and financial support. We will hold a fundraiser during the memorial service. With God's grace let us rally behind the family. For further information, please contact: Mrs Kitheka on 07448182344 or Pastor Joseph - 07417432893, Pastir Milan - 07738246851, Pst Johnson - 07762157047. Bank details: Paul Mutheni, Halifax bank Sort Code 11-04-53 and Account no. 12836362. Please put your name as reference thank you. God bless.

 

KQ fires 140 technicians for ‘requesting’ 844 percent pay rise


NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30 – Kenya Airways has fired 140 Engineers and Aircraft technical maintenance team for participating in an illegal strike since Tuesday, 28 November. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz says the management will not entertain actions that sabotage the recovery of the airline which has suffered losses in the last two years. He says that despite issuing three written instructions to the said staff, “a number of them chose to be defiant and continued with their illegal strike.” “All staff who participated in the illegal strike have been terminated from employment with immediate effect and KAA has revoked their passes forthwith,” Mikosz wrote in a memo to staff. However, the sacked staffs have vowed not to relent terming the termination illegal. Speaking to Journalists on Thursday, the affected employees insist that they will not back down until their issues – the most pressing one being salary increment of up to 844 percent for a technical assistant – are met. “We are going to take legal action. By Friday afternoon our lawyers will file a suit against the airline for unlawfully terminating us,” said Joseph Oyuga. However, management insists the technical team got a 60 percent salary rise in February, 2017. “The board approved a salary review for this department in February 2017 despite the airline’s financial situation. This was implemented in April and salaries backdated to March 2017. A Technical assistant who earned Sh120,000 moved to Sh200,000, Duty Control Engineers and Production Engineer increased to Sh340,000,” KQ management said. But the Staff says it’s yet to get the increment. “If we got the increment, we could not be where we are today. Currently, technical assistants are paid Sh36,000 which is below standards of even small local aircrafts,” Oyuga noted. They are proposing technical assistant’s basic salary to be at Sh340,000, Duty Control Engineer and Production Engineer basic salary to be at Sh1.2 million from the current Sh350,000.

 

Not demanding but requesting
The team now want technicians to be paid Sh500,000 from Sh62,000 while senior technician are demanding Sh600,000 from the current Sh90,000. “We were not demanding the pay rise but simply requesting an audience with the Management. When a child requests for bread, you don’t chase them out of the house,” Oyuga wondered. But the management said it will not be held at ransom by Engineers and Technicians. Management puts the figure of technical staff at over 600 employees at various levels of which 15 percent of these are participating in the strike. But the technicians – who say are not members of any union or association – dispute these numbers saying there 220 engineers and aircraft technicians, of which 169 were fired on Wednesday. The airline has been battling with strike threats in the recent pasts including one from pilots. In August, KQ signed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Kenya Airlines Pilot Association (KALPA) that aimed at enhancing productivity, ending three years of negotiations. The new CBA came with no salary increment but instead provides an opportunity for pilots to earn a productivity allowance for more hours worked beyond a certain threshold. The CBA is valid for one year covering the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 with the implementation subject to registration at the Employment and Labour Relations Court. KQ just finished a capital restructuring that saw the Government increase its shareholding to 48.9 percent of the ordinary voting shares with a consortium of local banks through a special purpose vehicle – KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd – now owning 38.1 percent shares of the airline after having a combined debt of Sh17 billion converted to equity in KQ. - capitalfm.co.ke

 

WORD OF TODAY

Genesis 3:6

 

Husbands and wives
We read in Genesis 3:6: "When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it." In Genesis, before Eve was created God warned Adam not to eat the forbidden fruit, and it was his responsibility to communicate that to his wife. Clearly, he didn’t do a very good job. As a result, he lost his job and they ended up losing their home. Notice, the devil first approached Eve with the idea of disobeying God. ‘When the woman saw that the tree was good…She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.’ Question: where was Adam when Eve was being deceived? ‘With her.’ So, here’s an important lesson: when a man fails to listen to God and obey Him, he can’t be the leader his wife and family need. He literally opens the door to Satan and allows him to come in and cause chaos in the family. When Satan was trying to sell Eve a bill of goods, Adam stood silently by instead of speaking up and saying, ‘That’s not right. Unless we follow the path God has laid out for us, we’ll lose everything.’ The issue in marriage isn’t about who’s the boss; it’s about honouring the structure God created so everyone in the family can walk in His blessing. The Bible says Satan comes to ‘steal, kill and destroy’ (see John 10:10). But when a husband is truly submitted to Christ, he can protect his family. So, if you’re a husband, you need to step up to the plate. And if you’re a wife, you need to encourage your husband to walk with God and let him know that it’s an honour and privilege to follow such a man.

Our guest singer today is Samburu Gospel Song - CLICK HERE

 

Eating cheese reduces the risk of heart disease, claims the Daily Express

 

 

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Goldalyn Kakuya scored 455 marks out of

500 to top the country in the 2017 KCPE


It seems the most trending topic now in Kenya is that of the top exam performer who has both been thrilling and entertaining, treating the media as if she has been handling them for years. She is confident and seems to know her way around like an adult. But what has interested me more is the story of her father who by the time she was born was a biology teacher. When he went to check on his wife at hospital, he found a confused and frustrated wife wondering how her husband would react after seeing what kind of child she had given birth to. Maybe thoughts of abandonment ran through her mind or living with people who will tell her she was cursed or bewitched. But when the husband saw the child and with his understanding of genetics, he knew their child was as normal as any other child and probably even more superior. And to encourage his wife, he exclaimed, 'wow! look here is my gold.' And he named her Gold-alyn. And the rest is history. Goldalyn Kakuya scored 455 marks out of 500 to top the country in the 2017 KCPE examinations. She scored 99 in English, Kiswahili, Mathematics 85, Science 88, and Social Studies 84 marks. Kakuya sat for her exams at St Ann Juniour School Lubao, Kakamega County. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

The price of digital currency Bitcoin has fallen sharply in a period

of wild trading since it passed the $11,000 mark a day ago

 

 

Heavy snowfall in Durham


As the UK braces itself for more snow, parts of Durham are already feeling the cold.

 

Argentina calls off submarine rescue mission The Navy says that the massive search for

the submarine will continue but it has given up any hope of finding any survivors

 

 

 

 

AFTER SWEARING-IN CEREMONY NOW BACK TO BUSINESS

Mary will be in Oxford on Sunday 3rd December, 2017 at Revival House, 73 Holloway Road, OX1 5LE as from 10.00 a.m. and she will

be in Edinburgh, Scotland Jamhuri Day Celebrations as from 8th to 9th December, 2017 at Thomas Morton Hall, EH6 4AE as from 1.00 p.m.


Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes in UK. She has come to unlock the property market with several projects at hand. She arrived with several affordable houses projecting the new year giving you time to plan yourself. On the right is New Kitisuru Phase 3,beginning in January 2018. "Their is something for everyone" Mary Njonjo explains. "We have projects going for KShs. 1.8m all the way to KShs. 9.9 million. Remember you can pay a 20% deposit with a flexible repayment period of the balance. The fastest way to increase your wealth ratio is by investing in developed property". Mary Njonjo has helped many Kenyans in the diaspora own houses and some now going for their second property. An opportunity is like a river, it passes you when you dont drink it. Mary will be in Oxford on Sunday 3rd December, 2017 at Revival House, 73 Holloway Road, OX1 5LE as from 10.00 a.m. and she will be in Edinburgh, Scotland Jamhuri Day Celebrations as from 8th and 9th December, 2017 at Thomas Morton Hall, EH6 4AE as from 1.00 p.m. For groups or chamas you can call me to book an appoint and she will come to you. For more information please contact Mary Njonjo 07404679182 or +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

 

Parts of the UK could face disruption during the evening rush hour and on Friday morning, amid warnings of wintry showers and plunging temperatures.

 

BITCOIN MINING


Bitcoin is a new asset that uses a distributed public ledger to send the token from one person to another. This all happens without a central bank or third party and it's not controlled by any individual company, or person. All transactions are completely transparent and thousands of copies of the ledger are kept across a distributed network of computers with no single point of failure or possible manipulation. In other words, Bitcoin is a true decentralized asset that can move freely around the world and nobody can control it. The future of Blockchain technology has arrived and you have the opportunity to accumulate these digital assets through daily mining.

There are LIMITED NUMBER OF BITCOINS in the world. The creators of Bitcoin had this in mind: "Market Price is pushed by the demand". Bitcoin was made in such a way that Bitcoin will always be few in the market, hence the demand will always be high. Large number of people chasing a few Bitcoins thus pushing the price up. Bitcoin Mining continues UNTIL YEAR 2140. After that, no more mining and the world will have to fight for the little Bitcoin and that is where the game will start according to experts.

Bitcoin are released to public every day through Mining. The mining is done in Iceland. Bitcoin are released to the 8 licensed companies. When you buy a mining shares from these companies they will be giving you Bitcoins daily according to your Mining Pool. Mining Pool 1 ($500), Mining Pool 2 ($1,000), Mining Pool 3 ($2,000), Founder Pool ($3,500) and GPU Founder ($5,000). Whenever you join one of these Mining Pool they provide you with a Bitcoin Wallet where they will be depositing your Bitcoin daily depending with your Mining Pool.

NOTE: When a Bitcoin payment is deposited in your wallet, it always read: NOT CONFIRMED. After a few minutes it CONFIRMS. That is because after every Bitcoin transaction, 200 computers across the world has to confirm that it is a genuine Bitcoin by confirming its Miner. (Mother). If not, the payment will not go through. Mining is also done with other Digital Currencies.

CASE STUDY: A Kenya lady living in UK went to Kenya for holiday in July this year. While in Kenya she attended one of the mining presentation and she bought a $500 Mining Pool plus $99 registration fee. Since she new in the game she forgot to take her mining Identity and Password. She came to see me in London last week so that I can help her trace Mining Pool. We contacted the lady who helped her to joining mining and she advised her that her Identity and Password were sent in her Kenya Whatsapp. We managed to trace her Password and we opened her Mining Pool on Wednesday 22nd Nov. 2017. We found that she had earned 0.0300000 Bitcoins ($275). She bought the Mining Pool on 17th July 2017.

Almost one million Kenyans are in Bitcoin mining business today. Of late some Kenyans have moved to Zimbabwe and Zambia where they are selling Bitcoin at a higher profit. They buy Bitcoin cheaply in Kenya and they sell them to Zimbabweans and Zambians at a profit and they a making a kill. This is due to the fact that there are no foreign money in Zimbabwe banks and the Zimbabwe are now using the Bitcoin as the only way of accessing foreign exchange. The Lady who introduced mining in Kenya is currently earning more than $10,000 a day. She is from Machakos formerly working with UN.

Published on 4 Jan 2017
Due to Bitcoin's revolutionary "blockchain technology", Bitcoin's has a potential to go up from a $10,000, to $100,000 and even $1 Million USD, per Bitcoin within the next 10 years. Bitcoin value will be $15,000 by the year end. Whether this is true or not, time will tell.

TOMORROW: Bitcoin Referrals and Trading.

 

Net migration falls by more than 100,000 after Brexit vote


Net migration is estimated to have fallen by nearly a third to 230,000 in the year to June, new figures show. It is the first time that a full year of data has been available since the UK voted to leave the EU last June. The figure is still short of the Conservatives' target to reduce net migration to the "tens of thousands". Net migration is the difference between people coming to the UK for more than a year, and the number of people leaving the UK for a year or more. In this 12-month period, 572,000 people arrived in the UK, and 342,000 emigrated,the Office for National Statistics report showed.


What's happening to migration?
Immigration specifically fell by 80,000 people over the year - and three-quarters of that drop was down to fewer EU citizens coming to live in the UK, figures showed. Nicola White, head of migration statistics at the ONS, said: "The decline follows historically high levels of immigration and it is too early to say whether this represents a long-term trend." She pointed to figures showing the number of people coming to the UK for a definite job has remained stable but those coming to "look for work", especially EU citizens, was down 43%. "These changes suggest that Brexit is likely to be a factor in people's decision to move to or from the UK - but decisions to migrate are complex and other factors are also going to be influencing the figures," she added.

 

KQ sacks 140 technical staff after strike over pay

 

 

Nasa nominates Oburu Oginga, Kennedy Musyoka, 10 others to Eala


Former nominated MP Oburu Oginga. He is among Nasa's 12 nominees to Eala. 

 

Raila Odinga’s elder brother Oburu Oginga is among nominees of the National Super Alliance to the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala). The list of 12 also has Kennedy Musyoka, the son of Nasa co-principal and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Nasa CEO Norman Magaya, former MPs Abdikadir Mohammed (Mbalambala) and Fatuma Ibrahim (Wajir Woman Rep).


MARWA
Others on the list are Winfred Mutua, Justus Mochoge, Angela Munyasya, Loy Maviala, Abubakar Zain, Beth Mutunga and Jane Marwa. National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi on Thursday said all the Nasa-affiliate parties agreed on the final list. House clerks Michael Sialai (National Assembly) and Jeremiah Nyegenye (Senate) received the nomination papers of all the candidates and issued them with provisional certificates. The names of those nominated by both parties will now be presented to the joint committee on Tuesday next week.

CONCERNS
The joint committee consisting of members of the National Assembly and the Senate will vet the nominees and present their report on Wednesday before the final election is made on December 13. The joint committee co-chair Katoo Ole Metito on Wednesday expressed concern that Kenya is the only country delaying the activities of Eala. He urged parties to present their nominees so that the process can be concluded before Parliament goes on long break next week. "Kenya can no longer be the country holding to ransom the take-off of the assembly," Mr Metito said.

AMANI
Separately, nine MPs allied to the Amani National; Congress (ANC) on Thursday protested House leadership list presented to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on Wednesday. The lawmakers, led by Ayub Savula (Lugari), claimed the party led by Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi was short-changed. But ANC’s nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi accused his colleagues of impatience. He said thematter was being addressed at the party’s top level asked them to desist from canvassing the coalition’s issues in the media. - Daily Nation

 

Western powers are pushing for national dialogue to heal the country after months of bloody

and divisive politics that threatens to plunge Kenya deeper into a political crisis.

 

Jubilee nominates Nyachae, Bundi, 13 others to Eala jobs


Mr Charles Nyachae, the former chairman of the Commission for the

Implementation of the Constitution. He was vetted on Wednesday


Former Commission on Implementation of the Constitution Chairman Charles Nyachae is among Jubilee Party’s nominees to the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala). The list presented to the House on Thursday by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen is dominated by MPs who lost in the August 8 General Election. Other notable names on the list of 15 include former Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, who also previously served as clerk of the regional assembly. Others battling for the party’s five seats are former MPs Wanjiku Muhia (Nyandarua), Mpuri Aburi (Tigania East), Aden Noor (Mandera North), Simon Mbugua (Kamukunji) and Abdulaziz Fara (Mandera). Mr Duale said the final list was arrived at in a meeting that was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta. "Our list has taken into consideration regional and gender balance. It is now upon the committee to deal with the candidates individually," he said. Jubilee received 111 applicants, Nasa 58, other parties 15 while 15 people applied as independent candidates. - Daily Nation.

 

Libya migrants: Emergency evacuation operation agreed


An urgent evacuation plan has been devised for migrants facing abuse in Libyan detention camps. It was drawn up at an African Union-European Union summit in Ivory Coast. Libya's UN-backed administration joined the agreement, but has only limited control over the territory, raising questions about how it will work in practice. The migrants will be sent mainly back to their home countries. The move follows the publication of video footage that appeared to show migrants from sub-Saharan Africa being sold in Libya as slaves. French President Emmanuel Macron called the slave auctions a "crime against humanity". Hundreds of thousands of migrants have crossed the Sahara and the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe. Thousands die on the journey and those who make it arrive in Libya virtually penniless, making them vulnerable to modern-day slave traders. Libya launched a formal investigation into migrants being sold off as farm labourers for as little as $400 (£300) after CNN broadcast footage of the slave auctions in mid-November. Migrants trapped in Libyan detention centres have described them as "like hell". Nigeria had already made a unilateral move to repatriate migrants, with 240 voluntarily flown home on Tuesday night. Ghana also repatriated more than 100 of its citizens detained in Libya

 

UK congratulates Uhuru and urges talks to heal Kenya


UK PM Theresa May (left) has congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election


UK Minister for Africa Rory Stewart has described Tuesday’s inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the moment Kenya can move forward after the prolonged electioneering period. Mr Stewart was in Nairobi for the inauguration and held talks with President Kenyatta after the ceremony. Mr Stewart passed on a message of congratulations from the UK Prime Minister, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement and invited President Kenyatta to the Commonwealth Summit in London next year. “Today marks the moment where Kenya can move forward after a prolonged, divisive, election period in a new spirit of reconciliation,” Mr Stewart said after his visit. “I hope that all Kenyans will recognise the need now for national dialogue, and healing.” It was his first official visit to Kenya since his appointment as joint Minister of State for the Department for International Development and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in June. “The UK has extensive and historic links with Kenya, through our business links, our development programmes, and our Diasporas. This has been an opportunity to reaffirm our partnership and hear more about the ways that our two countries can work together,” he added. The FCO reported that Mr Stewart and President Kenyatta discussed the future of the wide-ranging partnership shared by Kenya and its former colonial master, and that the UK welcomed the president’s commitment to national unity. - Daily Nation.

 

Due to Bitcoin's revolutionary "blockchain technology", Bitcoin's has a potential

to go up from a $10,000, to $100,000 and even $1 Million USD, per Bitcoin.

 


The Daily Star reports that we are heading

for the coldest December on record...

 


Temperatures to plummet bringing snow to parts of UK

Freezing temperatures and showers will cause wet surfaces to freeze, with the morning commute causing hazardous road surfaces. Weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued for large parts of the UK as temperatures are set to plummet to below freezing on Thursday. The Met Office has issued two yellow severe weather alerts until 11am, warning that snow could arrive early on Thursday, with 2-5cm possible over northern Scotland and north east England. There is also the risk of ice for Northern Ireland, south-west England and Wales. Roads and railways are likely to be affected, with disruption to public transport. Freezing temperatures and showers will cause wet surfaces to freeze, with the Thursday morning commute causing hazardous road surfaces.

 


 

Two people are now confirmed dead along the Kisumu-Kericho border following a raid in

Ochora village in Muhoroni constituency Tuesday night by cattle rustlers.

 

Put pressure on Libya to take action to stop enslavement of Black Africans


CNN has released video footage of a black Africans being sold into slavery in Libya. I am asking the UK government to put pressure on the Libyan government to take immediate action to stop these criminals from selling more people, to set current prisoners free, arrest the criminals and end this. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Bali's Mt Agung eruption could send temperatures plunging

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The eruption of Bali's Mt Agung could take some of the heat out of climate change, scientists say - but they don't think it'll make a difference in the long run. The volcano has been spewing ash into the skies above the Indonesia island in recent weeks, and a 10km evacuation zone has been established. Last time Mt Agung erupted in 1963, up to 1500 people lost their lives. That eruption - comparable in size to the one which buried the Roman city of Pompeii - saw global temperatures drop by around 0.2degC. Ash and sulphur dioxide particles that reach the stratosphere can linger for a few years, reflecting light back into space, says environmental scientist Zeke Hausfather of Berkeley Earth, a climate research non-profit. Berkeley Earth looked at 1963 and other recent eruptions, including El Chichon in 1982 and Mt Pinatubo in 1991, to see what direct effects they had on temperatures. "When eruptions occurred, the average cooling was about 0.2degC, with most of the effect dissipating over five years as sulphate aerosols fell out of the stratosphere," said Mr Hausfather. Volcanoes also release carbon dioxide, which causes global warming, but not enough to overcome the reflective properties of ash and sulphur. "To have a notable climate impact, there needs to be an explosive enough eruption (to get material in the stratosphere) and sulphur-rich," NASA climate scientist Chris Colose said on Twitter. "If these conditions are met, the eruption cools the surface/troposphere and warms the stratosphere, the opposite of both patterns associated with CO2 increases. But both are very short-lived."

 

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TIPS FOR FULFILLED LIFE


PSYCHOLOGY OF POSITIVE THINKING:

*1. Don't complicate life. We won't be here forever. Once this day is over, it's gone forever. Your time is too valuable to waste on nonsense.*

*2. No matter what knocks you down in life, get up and keep going. NEVER GIVE UP. Great blessings come as a result of great perseverance.*

*3. Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.*

*4. Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don't give up.*

*5. Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.*

*6. Disappointments were not meant to destroy you. They were meant to strengthen you and give you fortitude to accomplish your God-given destiny.*

*7. We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but by appreciating what we do have.*

*8. Your child will follow your example, not your advice.*

*9. One day, you'll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.*

*10. Associate yourself with people of good quality. For it is better to be alone than in bad company.*

*11. Don't fear change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.*

*12. When you love what you have, you have everything you need.*

*13. The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.*

*14. Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have - GRATITUDE.*

*15. Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it has left you.*

*16. When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.*

*17. Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you are waiting.*

*18. Isn't it ironic:*
*- We ignore those who adore us, but adore the ones that ignore us*
*- We love those who hurt us, but hurt the ones that love us.*

*19. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning.*

*20. You were born to win. Although to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.*

*21. Every day is a NEW beginning, take a deep breath and START AGAIN.*

*22. Know that you are loved. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are beautiful. You have purpose. You are a masterpiece.*

*23. Don't compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance.*

*24. Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.*

*25. Bad things happen everyday to everyone. The difference is in how people deal with it.*

*26. When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust.*

*27. Two things define you: Your PATIENCE when you have NOTHING, and your ATTITUDE when you have EVERYTHING.*

*28. Being honest may not get you a lot of FRIENDS but it will always get you the RIGHT ONES.*

*29. Working on yourself is the hardest part of life. Keep growing up, no matter where you are.*

*30. Be selective in your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right.*

*31. Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go.*

*32. Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.*

*33. OPTIMISM*
*NO - Shortcuts*
*NO - Quick fixes*
*NO - Blaming others*
*NO -I'll do tomorrows*
*NO - EXCUSES!!*

*34. Surround yourself with positive people who will support you when it rains, not just when it shines.*

*35. Being defeated is often a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.*

*Enjoy God's grace on this journey we call LIFE.*

 

Bitcoin surprises as it record highest rate of $11,364.34 on Wednesday 29th Nov. 2017

 

"BitCoin Ha ha ha haaa.... ati Digital Money, Kitu Gani hii?

 

 

ISRAEL'S PRIME MINISTER ATTENDS

UHURU'S CEREMONY AT STATE HOUSE


President Uhuru Kenyatta with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin

Netanyahu ahead of previous bilateral talks in Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Kenya on Tuesday morning for a lightning visit that will include meetings with 11 African leaders. Some hours after arriving, the prime mininster announced the opening of a new Israeli embassy in Rwanda. Netanyahu landed in Nairobi a few hours after Kenya’s reelected President Uhuru Kenyatta was inaugurated. Kenyatta personally received Netanyahu at the president's residence and invited the Israeli prime minister to sit next to him at a luncheon that followed the inauguration. Netanyahu was also due to address the gathering, which was attended by a number of heads of state. He is expected to return to Israel on Tuesday night. The Israeli premier did not attend Kenyatta's inaguration out of concerns for his safety inside the jam-packed stadium, which was filled with 60,000 Kenyatta supporters hours before the event was scheduled to start. The lavish ceremony was attended by the heads of many African nations. Upon his departure for Nairobi, Netanyahu stated that the purpose of his visit is “to deepen our ties with Africa by forging bonds with countries with which we have no diplomatic relations. ... I hope that by the end of the day, I will be able to announce the opening of a new Israeli embassy in an African country, and the hand is still extended." “Four African missions have been opened in Israel in the last two years, and I hope that by the end of the day I will be able to announce the opening of a new Israeli embassy in one of the African countries,” Netanyahu said on Tuesday morning.

 

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Museveni to Kenyans: Focus on development, not just politics


 NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says Kenyans should focus more on nation building rather than concentrating all their efforts on politics. Speaking during the second inauguration ceremony of President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday, Museveni encouraged Kenyans to also focus on peace, family and development. The Ugandan Head of State also commended Kenyans for maintaining peace in what he considered a successful electioneering period. “I beseech all Kenyans to consider three things. The first is peace. Secondly, the prosperity of the family unit and development. The fourth is peace, but do not concentrate too much on politics and forget the other three,” he said. “On behalf of all the people of Uganda, congratulations for the election and for maintaining peace.” Museveni was in attendance among several other Heads of State who graced the occasion. The foreign leaders attending the fete included Ian Khama (Botswana), Ali Bongo (Gabon), Mohamed Farmajo (Somalia), Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Edgar Lungu (Zambia), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Ismael Guelleh (Djibouti) and PM Hailemariam Desalegn (Ethiopia). - CapitalFM - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
 

 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to wed at Windsor Castle in May 2018

 

 

 

Uhuru's full inauguration ceremony

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Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has offered a three-month amnesty for individuals and companies to surrender public funds illegally stashed abroad. In a statement, he said the government will prosecute those who fail to comply when the amnesty ends in February.

 

Raila's 'Oath':Raila Odinga say he

will be sworn in as the president

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Uber and Waymo trial delayed after evidence 'withheld'

 

 

The wholesaler Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has entered administration after the failure of rescue talks, leaving 2,500 people out of work just weeks before Christmas.

 

 

Kenyans go Crazy on President Uhuru Kenyatta

along Thika Road -Uhuru Kenyatta Inauguration

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WHAT IS BITCOIN?

We have Bitcoin Wallet, Bitcoin Mining and Bitcoin Trading. Today I talk about Bitcoin Wallet. Tomorrow I will talk about Bitcoin Mining and on Thursday I will talk about Bitcoin Trading.

 

Bitcoin was introduced to me in May 2013 by an American company who had come to the UK see how they could help Kenyans in UK to transfer money from Bitcoin to Mpesa through a system called BitPesa. The team came with mobile Bitcoin ATM machine which was selling 1 Bitcoin @ $150. I invited several Kenyans to their meeting in Stratford and it was not of much interest to our community. They stayed in UK for 2 months going to an extent of employing a Kenyan lady who did not manage to do much. The team left.

 

The team came back to London in May 2017 with a different concept. Helping people to open a Bitcoin Wallet. I opened a Bitcoin Wallet on 6th May 2017 and I bought ONE Bitcoin costing me $1,200. In my Wallet it was showing 1.00000000 and in dollar wallet inside the same wallet showing $1,200. They gave me a Debit Visa card for the wallet which you can withdraw 800 pounds x 2 making a total of 1,600 pounds a day. Today as I write this article my Wallet is reading as follows: 1.00000000 Bitcoin and $10,035.41. Please note that I only bought the Bitcoin and kept it there. I can access this money anywhere in planet earth. That is Bitcoin. It is like a dream. I thank God.


 


Nyanza calm as Uhuru is sworn in


Kisumu residents watch Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in on a TV set in an electronics shop


The Opposition stronghold of Nyanza remained calm Tuesday as President Uhuru Kenyatta took the oath of office to begin his second term. Contrary to the reactions witnessed when the Supreme Court upheld Uhuru’s win last week, major towns remained deserted, affecting businesses. There was, however, heavy police presence reported in Kisumu, Migori, Siaya and Homa Bay counties, where it was feared violence could break out. Even though there was violence reported in parts of Nairobi following the planned National Super Alliance (NASA) rally at Jacaranda grounds in Eastlands, Kisumu’s Kondele, which has witnessed violence in the past, remained calm. The calm followed a stern warning by Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o through an executive order in which he outlawed demonstrations not approved by the county government, following the recent spate of destruction and disruption of business during street demonstrations. Police deployment Nyanza Regional Police Commander Lewnard Katana confirmed yesterday that there was adequate police deployment to handle any chaotic reactions following the inauguration. “So far we have not reported any incidents, but we are alert to any reactions following the swearing-in,” said Mr Katana. On Monday evening, residents of Kisumu and Migori had reported the deployment of police officers in preparation for any eventualities after the swearing-in ceremony in Nairobi, given that NASA leader Raila Odinga has declared that the Opposition would not recognise Uhuru as President. NASA boycotted the October 26 repeat presidential election that saw declared Uhuru the winner. - The Standard

Bitcoin surprises as it record highest rate of $10,035.04 on Tuesday 28th Nov. 2017

 

Gideon Moi steals limelight as he welcomes VIPs


Baringo Senator Gideon Moi was designated to receive some of the foreign leaders on Monday evening when they arrived for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in ceremony. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was the first one to arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where he was received by Gideon and Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. Gideon, who also welcomed President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, was at the airport to receive the dignitaries on behalf of President Kenyatta who reportedly assigned him the responsibility. - The Standard

 

BISHOP DR. JOSEPHAT KITHEKA OF LONDON PASSES AWAY IN KENYA


Following the promotion to glory of our beloved Bishop Dr. Josephat Mutheni Kitheka, prayers and celebration of life services will be held daily from Sunday 26/11/17, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm at The full gospel church,1 Albany Road, Chadwell Heath RM6 6BS everyday. For further information, please contact: Mrs Kitheka on 07448182344 or Pastor Joseph - 07417432893, Pastir Milan - 07738246851, Pst Johnson - 07762157047. Bank details: Paul Mutheni, Halifax bank Sort Code 11-04-53 and Account no. 12836362. Please put your name as reference thank you.

 


Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as president in for final term


President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn for his second and final five-year term on Tuesday to thunderous cheers from tens of thousands of supporters. "I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Kenya; that I will obey, preserve, protect and defend this Constitution of Kenya, as by law established, and all other laws of the Republic; and that I will protect and uphold the sovereignty, integrity and dignity of the people of Kenya”, said Mr Kenyatta holding a Bible on his right hand as he took the oath of office. He also pledged to "Do justice to all in accordance with this Constitution, as by law established, and the laws of Kenya, without fear, favour, affection or ill-will". Duncan Okello, who was master of ceremonies, said the Bible used is the same one used by the first President, Jomo Kenyatta, at his own swearing-in at Independence. The oaths were administered by Anne Amadi, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary. The oath of office is 77 words long and the oath of due execution of office is 79 words long.  "The recurring theme is service to the people, defending the Constitution and integrity," said Mr Okello. The crowds chanted "Si uchawi, ni maombi" and responded "Yes, Sir," after every phrase.


“I will diligently discharge my duties and perform my functions, to the best of my judgment; I will at all times, when so required, faithfully and truly give my counsel and advice to the President of the Republic of Kenya; "I will do justice to all without fear, favour, affection or ill-will; and that I will not directly or indirectly reveal such matters as shall come to my knowledge in the discharge of my duties and committed to my secrecy,” Ruto pledged. Regional leaders and foreign diplomats watched as the full to capacity stadium cheered and sang along to music. Among the heads of state who attended the ceremony were Ethiopia's Hailemariam Desalegn, Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, South Sudan's Salva Kiir, Botswana's Ian Khama and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni. Western nations including sent ambassadors to the ceremony. - Daily Nation.

 

North Korea fires ballistic missile, says South Korean military

 

 

 

 

The Late Alice Kamau Funeral arrangements Update


It is with great sadness to announce the demise of our beloved Alice Njeri Kamau which took place in Kenya on Tuesday 22nd November, 2017. Alice was wife to Sam Kamau of Tinywell Services Limited, Slough and mother to Micheal Kamau. She was also Sister to Alex Kirima of Slough, and others in Kenya. Sister in law to Virginia and Tony of Slough. Cousin to Wanja- Mama Cynthia and Dennis of Oxford. Family and friends will be meeting for prayers and support at 48 Wordsworth Road, Slough, Berkshire SL2 2NY starting Thursday 23rd November 2017 till Sunday 26th November 2017 as from 7pm-9pm. It is well, God bless you as you prepare to come and support us as we come to terms with our loss. For financial support, kindly use the following account details and use your name as reference; Santander Bank, Account Name: A.M. Waikuma, Account Number: 56404916 and Sort Code: 09-01-28. The Funeral will take place on Friday 1st December 2017 at Gateiguru, Kibichoi. The cottage will leave Lee Funeral Home at 8am. Family and Friends continue to meet in Kenya - 680 Hotel (Makutano Hall) from 5pm Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th November, 2017. Contacts in Kenya; Mbua 0722252571, Ciku 0722219217 or 0710290760. God Bless you all for your Kindness and Overwhelming support. For further details contact: Virginia: 07960 444260Alex: 07388 115747, Tony: 07495 136611 and Wanja: 07940 410994.
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Raila Odinga vows to take oath on December 12

 

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga now says, like President Uhuru Kenyatta, he will also be sworn in as "the people’s president". He made the declaration on Tuesday moments before police used teargas to stop him and his supporters from marching to Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi, Nairobi, for a prayer rally. Mr Odinga said he will take oath of office on December 12 using Chapter 1 of the Constitution, which states that sovereign power belongs to the people. "I am not a coward, I will be sworn as president on Jamhuri Day, I am the legitimate president," he told his supporters, who defied police operation to listen to him, during a stop-over on Mayanja Road. The swearing-in, he said, will be based on the results of August 8 presidential election, which he claims he won but was rigged out through manipulation of figures. “Server indicated that we had 8.8 million votes while Kenyatta had 7.1million votes,” he said. He reiterated his vow not to recognise President Kenyatta and his government despite being sworn in on Tuesday. “We went to the courts and they said Kenyatta was not duly elected… They ordered IEBC to open servers but they refused because they knew all the secrets were there.” - Daily Nation.

 

Bitcoin smashes through $10,000 barrier for first

time ever, sparking fresh fears of a bubble

 

Bitcoin has burst through the $10,000 mark for the first time in its history, sparking fresh fears that the digital currency has created a bubble that could be about to burst. On Tuesday morning, one bitcoin cost $10,035 on the CEX online digital currency exchange. Some other exchanges, including Coinbase, were offering bitcoin for sale at around $9,900. The total value of bitcoin in circulation now exceeds the stock market valuation of corporate giants including McDonald’s, IBM and Disney. Bitcoin’s value has surged more than tenfold this year and has jumped by a fifth in the last three days alone. Anyone who put their money into the cryptocurrency at the start of October would have already seen a 100 per cent return on their investment. Such an eye-watering ascent has begun to attract hedge funds and other big investors who fear they may be missing out on the party. Digital currencies have largely been shunned by heavyweights in the City and on Wall Street, but the prospect that bitcoin could soon cross over into the financial mainstream has encouraged speculators to pile in.


Coinbase added 300,000 users between Wednesday and Sunday, during the US Thanksgiving holiday, and now boasts 13.3 million users, according to data cited by Reuters. The world’s biggest derivatives exchange operator, CME, which owns the famous Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading floor, said last month that it would begin offering bitcoin futures. Contracts will be settled in cash, meaning investors will receive payment based on the difference between the price they bought and sold at in dollars, rather than in bitcoin. Some analysts have speculated that this could attract institutional investors. Even JPMorgan, headed by one of bitcoin’s staunchest critics, Jamie Dimon, is said to be considering helping its clients trade contracts linked to the cryptocurrency. Mr Dimon has in the past called people who buy bitcoin “stupid” and said he would fire any of his employees who he found trading it. Data from the World Coin Index shows that the amount of bitcoin being traded has not kept pace with its value, which is potentially a sign of a bubble.

 

Swearing-in of President Kenyatta to start at 10am


Kenya Defence Forces soldiers rehearse at Safaricom Stadium on

November 27, 2017 ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration. 

If you plan to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani on Tuesday, be seated by 9am, the team organising the event said after overseeing the dress rehearsal. The ceremony should start at exactly 10am as the law says, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said on Monday. “This is a time-bound function because the president must be sworn in between 10am and 2pm,” Dr Kibicho told journalists at the stadium.

 

JAMHURI DAY
The Assumption of the Office of President Act provides for the handover of power after the election of a new president and his deputy. Dr Kibicho said Sh384 million had been budgeted for the event and Jamhuri Day celebrations on December 12. The organisers expect 60,000 people inside the stadium and have set up giant screens outside for the estimated 40,000 Kenyans who will not fit in. The stadium gates are expected to be open at 4am.
DELEGATES
Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma said more than 43 delegations — groups of people representing countries or organisations — are expected at the ceremony. Dr Juma said she could not give the number of heads of state and government who would attend the inauguration of Mr Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. Among the dignitaries expected is Prince Amyn Aga Khan, who will represent His Highness the Aga Khan. Prince Amyn is His Highness the Aga Khan’s personal representative to Kenya and is also in the country for meetings of the Tourism Promotion Services, which operates the Serena Group of hotels, lodges and resorts.

 

REHEARSAL
At the stadium, the team oversaw the rehearsal, which was complete with a mock swearing-in ceremony of the two leaders. Mr Jasper Mbiuki played the role of the chief registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi. He went through the steps she would take in today’s ceremony. Ms Amadi will be at the centre of the ceremony as she is the one to lead President Uhuru Kenyatta in taking the oath of allegiance and the oath for the execution of the functions of office. Mr Ruto will also take the same oaths for a second time, the first being in 2013.

MILITARY
A military officer stood in for Chief Justice David Maraga, whose role is limited to witnessing the ceremony and signing the certificate of inauguration. On the pitch, detachments from the Kenya Defence Forces stood in the sun the same way they would on Tuesday and when the “swearing-in” was done and Mr Mbiuki had finished, they practised the three cheers for their commander-in-chief. There was also a rehearsal of the deafening 21-gun salute that would follow. Like he did in the 2013 ceremony, gospel musician Rufftone (real name Roy Smith Mwatia) will perform his song "Mungu Baba". A mix of groups and a traditional Maasai troupe will also perform. - Daily Nation.

 

A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN SEATTLE, USA


It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of our dad Mr James Njuguna Mwaura of Seattle, USA. He passed away on Saturday, November 25th 2017, in Seattle USA . Mr. Mwaura was husband to the late Pauline Wambui Njuguna. Father to John Karanja Mwaura of Kenya, Esther Wanjiru Njuguna (Essie) of UK and the late Anthony Njuguna. Grandfather to CJ Nguguna , Andrew, Carlos ,Paulette , Noah, Pfaulina and Macroy. Friends and Families will be meeting daily starting from Sunday 26th November 2017, at 49 Bryanston Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 8DD. Time : 6.30pm to 9pm . Your prayers and contributions are highly appreciated. For further information, please contact, Esther (Essie) 07795 321492, Moses (Husband to Essie) 07515696994, Betty (Tilbury ), 07424551514, Peninah (cousin to Essie) 079501653666 and Mary Wambui, 07908171005.

 

 

JUBILEE TEAM FROM UK JOINS UHURU AT KASARANI

A team from UK are in Kenya and will be attending the swearing in ceremony at Kasarani. From left is

Mr. Duncan Ngari, Mr. Kaberere, Jane Wambugu, Mr. DK Kamanu among others.

 

 

 

Prince Harry: Stars were aligned when I met Meghan


Prince Harry says he and US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle fell in love "so incredibly quickly" and it seemed proof that the "stars were aligned". The fifth in line to the throne was speaking after the couple announced their engagement and plans to marry in spring 2018. The couple told the BBC's Mishal Husain they met on a blind date and neither had known much about each other. Prince Harry said "beautiful" Ms Markle "just tripped and fell into my life". He believed Ms Markle and his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, would have been "thick as thieves... best friends". Prince Harry revealed he proposed earlier this month during a "standard, typical night for us" at his home in Kensington Palace as the couple were making roast chicken. "It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet, and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee," Ms Markle said. Prince Harry said: "She didn't even let me finish. She said 'Can I say yes'. "Then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger. "I said 'Can I give you the ring?'. She said: 'Oh, yes, the ring'. It was a really nice moment. Just the two of us." Turning to Ms Markle, Prince Harry said: "And I think I managed to catch you by surprise as well."


Camping in Botswana
The 36-year-old star of US legal drama Suits confirmed she would be giving up acting and with her new role focus even more energy on the causes that are important to her. She is already involved with humanitarian work and is a women's advocate with the UN. Ms Markle said: "I don't see it as giving anything up. I see it as a change. It's a new chapter." Turning to Prince Harry, she said: "Now it's time to work as a team with you." The prince, 33, added: "I know that she will be unbelievably good at the job part of it as well." The couple described how they were set up on their blind date by a mutual friend, and then met once more before going camping together in Botswana.

Bitcoin surprises as it record highest rate of $9,801.04 on Monday 2tth Nov. 2017

 

3 suspects to be arraigned over Sh50 million KCB heist

Three men suspected to be behind the Sh50 million heist at Kenya Commercial Bank in Thika will be arraigned today. Police arrested the suspects at Joyland Estate in Juja on Saturday, where they also found Sh17.1 million in one of the houses.

WOMAN
The suspects identified as Charles Mwangi Murakaru,30, Halford Munene Murakaru,32 and Julius Wainaina, 32, were detained at the Juja Police Station. Police are set to present them in a Thika court. Detectives privy to the investigations into the heist said the flat was rented by a woman just a week before the arrests. The woman, police said, moved into the flat a day before the break-in at the bank. Inside the house, police found money in seven different currencies kept in gunny bags. The cash was kept at different places of the house.

TUNNEL
The money included 17,135,000 Kenyan shillings, 1,311 US dollars, 340 Great British pounds, 5 Canadian dollars, 85 Australia dollars, 46,000 Tanzania shillings, 40 South Africa rand and 20,000 Ugandan shillings. Investigations into the heist was carried out by detectives from several formations of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, including the Banking Fraud Investigations Unit, The Flying Squad and the Special Crimes Prevention Unit. Also recovered at the Juja house were burglary tools, several mobile phones and National Identity Cards. The recovered cash was transferred to KCB headquarters in Nairobi. Robbers last weekend dug a tunnel from one of the stalls that shares a wall with the bank before gaining access into the strong room before making away with the cash. – Daily Nation.

 

Bitcoin surprises as it record highest rate of $9,473.23 on Sunday 26th Nov. 2017

 

Thika perennial traffic jam to end as town set to get two new bypasses
Official says roads will take 24 months to complete at Sh1.5 billion


Senior Kenya Urban Roads Authority surveyor Victor Biko (left) and Thika MP Patrick Wainaina

(second left) and other officials view a map of the proposed Thika bypasses.

 

The Government has set aside Sh1.5 billion for construction of two bypasses in Thika town. The first phase will see the 10km bypass starting from Garissa road through Kivulini-Kisii-Kiganjo-Athena-Witeithie to Thika Super highway constructed. The second phase will see the 15km from Kenyatta Highway through Munene industries-UTI-Pilot-Umoja-Kenyatta leather to Garissa road put up. Speaking in Thika during a stakeholders meeting in the town, Jacinta Mwangi, Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) central region manager said the two bypasses will take 24 months to be completed. Speaking during the identification of road corridor, a senior surveyor at Kura Victor Biko said the two by-passes will go a long way in decongesting Thika town. “With the new bypasses, Thika town will no longer be experiencing heavy traffic snarl-ups... Motorists coming from Garissa road headed to Nairobi and those coming from Nyeri, Embu and Meru headed to Garissa will no longer be required to pass through the town,” said Mr Biko.

 

Thika MP Patrick Wainaina commended the Government for setting aside the budget to construct the two bypasses, saying they were long overdue. Mr Wainaina said with the two roads will help open up Thika town, which is Kiambu County’s main industrial hub. He said by the virtue of being the biggest industrial hub in the county, Thika town deserved to enjoy proper infrastructure. The MP called on investors who had allegedly grabbed road reserves to remove any strictures they may have constructed in order to pave way for the roads construction. “The new roads will no doubt have a huge social economic impact in Thika town and its environs. As residents, we feel their construction have come at the right time since we are optimistic they will open up the area to more investments and development,” said Wainaina. Matatu Tuk Tuk and Boda boda operators in the area have also welcomed the construction of the two new roads saying they will go a long way in lowering the cost of transport. “When the construction of the two roads is complete, we will be relieved since we will no longer be visiting the garage every week to have our vehicles repaired as a result of poor road network as is currently the norm,” said Joseph Mwangi, a Tuk Tuk operator. – The Standard

 

 

Taxman sets date to auction dozens of uncleared cars

The vehicles are mainly owned by importing companies based in Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret and Mombasa


The taxman is set to auction dozens of vehicles at its Mombasa warehouse over what traders attributed to slow business following extended electioneering. In a move likely to cost buyers and dealers millions of shillings, Kenya Revenue Authority said it will sell the vehicles and thousands of tonnes of cereals that have not been cleared, some imported by Ugandans. In a Kenya Gazette notice last Friday, the Customs and Border Control department gave importers of the 163 motor vehicles one month to clear the goods ahead of a public auction on January 17 next year.

“Notice is given that unless the mentioned goods under the custody of the Customs Warehouse Keeper, Kilindini are entered and removed within the next thirty (30) days, they will be sold by public auction,” read the notice. The vehicles are mainly owned by importing companies based in Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret and Mombasa. The used vehicles are largely Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Daf Trucks, Mercedes Benz VW Toureg, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda and Subaru models. Kenya Auto Bazaar Association secretary-general Charles Munyori said 2017 has been a difficult year, especially for used car buyers and most firms are surviving on savings with few sales reported. “We usually import vehicles using money received from clients but as of now no client is placing any orders with us,” he said. – Daily Nation

 

Bitcoin exchange surprises as it record highest rate of $8,782.72 on Saturday 25th Nov. 2017


Kenya will get new currency by June next year


Kenya will get new currency by June next year after the Central Bank moved to contract international companies to design and print notes and mint coins. CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge said they will issue new notes and coins between April and June next year. “Our expectations according to timelines are to issue the currency in the second quarter of 2018,” Dr Njoroge said yesterday at a press briefing. According to court papers filed by British firm De La Rue to stop the process, CBK issued an international tender on October 24 this year with bids opened to select a winner on Wednesday this week. CBK in replies filed, however, claimed it invited bidders on July 8, 2014 through an advertisement in the dailies. De la Rue has challenged supply of new design notes claiming CBK locked it out of the tender after it prequalified international firms. The firm claimed the apex bank should have first established if the currency could be printed locally before it went shopping abroad. De La Rue, which has been printing Kenyan currency for the past 25 years, also argued that offshoring printing posed a risk while it is safer to print in Ruaraka, Nairobi where currency is also destroyed. It should have set conditions for technology supply and required the international firm to acquire 40 per cent of supplies locally. “We are moving ahead with production and issuance which is consistent with the constitution, the CBK Act and other laws,” Njoroge said. CBK told the court that there are no local firms that can print new currency notes in accordance to its specifications. The banking sector regulator told the court that due to the complex nature of currency production, materials are imported. CBK also denied using De La Rue to destroy old bank notes adding that the exercise is done without any involvement of any printer. It also explained that many countries do not have local banknotes printers and the same does not breach their security. - The Standard

 

All set for Uhuru Kenyatta swearing-in fete


President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to begin his second term on Tuesday


Preparations for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday are complete and adequate security will be provided for those who will attend the event, the planning committee has said. The ceremony will cost Sh300 million, with insiders saying the bulk of the amount will go towards security. In 2013, when President Kenyatta was being sworn in for the first term, the committee had sought Sh1.2 billion, which the National Treasury later slashed to Sh374 million, with Sh64 million provided by the Judiciary.


BUDGET
In this year’s budget, the Treasury gave Sh384 million for the ceremony, Sh10 million more than in 2013. On Friday, the committee, which is led by Mr Joseph Kinyua, Chief of Staff and Head of the Public Service, did not provide a breakdown of the  Sh300 million in terms of use. He termed the amount “modest and just adequate”. The Assumption of Office of the President Committee said it had invited National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga and the other six presidential candidates, as well as their running mates. Mr Kinyua asked Mr Odinga to shelve a planned parallel Nasa rally on Tuesday. “We should all work towards a cohesive, united Kenyan society,” Mr Kinyua told journalists at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, the venue of the inauguration. He went on: “The swearing-in of the President on Tuesday is a historic event.” Mr Odinga withdrew from the October 26 repeat presidential election, whose results were unanimously upheld by a six-judge Supreme Court bench. Mr Odinga was protesting over lack of electoral reforms after he successfully challenged President Kenyatta’s August 8 win. The other six candidates are Dr Ekuru Aukot, Mr Cyrus Jirongo, Mr Abduba Dida, Mr Joe Nyagah, Dr Japheth Kavinga Kaluyu and Prof Michael Wainaina. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

MR. SEED CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY THIS WEEKEND

Margaret Njiiri Kinyatti (Daughter Seed) sent this message to Mr. Seed:

 

"A songwriter once sang about a shooting star and asked the million-dollar question: why are people so captivated by a shooting star that falls, yet there are so many more stars in the sky still standing? This weekend we celebrate a star in our lives: My dad Misterseed Bwana Mbegu. You have been and still are a great father to me and the boys, loving husband to mum, caring son to cucu and beloved brother to your MANY siblings. And as the family grew, you also became a wonderful father-in-law and heart-warming grand-father. My earliest memory of you was when you used to take us to town in Nairobi and buy us ice-cream every Saturday...small acts, but back then, we looked forward to the weekend every day. I remember thinking how lucky I was to have such a wonderful daddy like you. Growing up, you made me believe I could achieve anything I put my mind to. Like the time I thought maths was the worst thing invented, and you shifted my paradigm to look at it from a different light, and it ended up being one of my strongest subjects at school or when you used to allow me to be your personal hairdresser and I would plat your hair as you watched the news.

 

In a world of absentee fathers and shortage of good father figures, it's important to honour the fathers that stay. Those whose presence in a child's life make a positive impact. You definitely continue to do so In my life. As the songwriter said, falling is easy, but standing takes strength. As you reach this milestone age, we say thank you for the prayers, the financial help, the guidance and even the vibokos over the years. Our prayer is that God will make your 60th year the best ever year yet, that He will fill you with His love, His grace and joy all the days of your life. May His goodness, mercy, favour and wisdom find you and overwhelm you and your steps be ordered by Him always, so that you may complete the work of God that you were explicitly created to accomplish here on earth. Happy birthday dad...but seriously, you have got to be the youngest looking 60 year old ever! What's your secret?! #goodfathers #partytime!"

 

"If you happen to owe me £100 today, I would prefer you to pay £70 in Bitcoin than £100 in pounds." - Mr. Seed, London

 

 

YOU WAKE UP TO SMILE

If you have invested in Bitcoin today, you always wake to smile. You smile for two things:

1) That God has given you another day.

2) You have earned 100s of Dollars overnight.

 

 

MARY NJONJO OF HERI HOMES ARRIVES IN LONDON

Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes arrived in London early this morning of Tuesday 21st November, 2017. Mary arrives a basket full of 4 New Heri Homes Projects in Nairobi, Kenya. Kitisuru Phase 3, Kitisuru Phase 4, 4-bedroom maisonette with a servant quarter in Thika and Daystar University Shopping Mall Shop Spaces. Mary has done very well in the diaspora this year. She has sold more than 300 properties to Kenyans in the Diaspora. Heri Homes off plan scheme together with their Heri Homes Housing Cooperative Society has helped many to raise money for the deposits. Now their Cooperative Society has gone a step father of giving x5 of your savings in the Society without any problem because your house is the security. Asked by Mr. Seed why she arrived in London at 1.00 a.m this morning, Mary had this to say: "The Early Bird catches the worm. I have to arrive early to beat everyone else as I have done before. This time, I am in for a serious business. Tell everyone who thinks he cannot afford to buy a house in Nairobi to call me. As they UK housing have started accepting Bitcoin, I will also accept Bitcoin." concluded Mary as she jokes. For more information please contact Mary Njonjo 07404679182 or +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

British High Commission refutes claims of

travel advisory during Uhuru inauguration


A statement from the Commission described this as false information and indicated that “British nationals

are free to make their own decisions regarding travel based on the information available/FILE


NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – The British High Commission has refuted claims that it issued a travel advisory against Kenya to its citizens prohibiting them from coming to the country next week during the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta. A statement from the Commission described this as false information and indicated that “British nationals are free to make their own decisions regarding travel based on the information available.” “This was the only change to our travel advice. Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that this is a new ‘travel warning’ or ‘travel advisory’ against Kenya. It is not,” it stated. It said that the body only announced a travel advice informing Britons in Kenya that the inauguration ceremony will take place at the Kasarani stadium, and there may be significant disruption to nearby roads. “Yesterday’s update is an example of the regular factual updates we make to our travel advice, to inform British nationals living or travelling in a particular country of unfolding events (in terms of health, local laws and customs, entry requirements, security, political developments etc),” it said.

 

“These updates often include practical information, as this one does, so that people can factor road disruption into their plans. Factual updates are made on a regular basis, and do not advise against travel to a given area.” There had been reports that a travel advisory to UK citizens warning them to be cautious with possible clashes throughout the country during next Tuesday’s inauguration being cited. The reports had further stated that the office is anticipating possible demonstrations and clashes during the inauguration and Britons planning to visit Kenya during this period have been asked to exercise caution and, where possible, avoid travelling around areas where demonstrations may take place. In April, when political parties were scheduled to hold their nominations ahead of the deadline by the electoral commission, UK advised its nationals against all but essential travel to north eastern counties of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera as well as Eastleigh in Nairobi. UK citizens in the country had been asked to monitor the security situation around them regularly by following updates through the local and international media and steer clear of any demos.  - CapitalFM.

 

 

Netanyahu of Israel to attend

inauguration of Kenyan president


PM to make whirlwind trip to Nairobi in honor of Uhuru Kenyatta, who got 98% of votes in election boycotted by opposition over allegations of fraud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to fly to Nairobi  next week to attend the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta, his office said Thursday. Netanyahu will fly in Tuesday morning and leave later the same day after attending the ceremony to swear in Kenyatta, who has led the East African country since 2013 and won a controversial election last month, which some observers say was rigged. The country’s opposition boycotted the rerun election, leading the incumbent to garner 98.25% of votes cast. Voter participation was at 38 percent. -timesofisrael.com

 

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta has lashed out on political analysts, saying they are the reason he no longer watches TV and reads newspapers. He said the politics period is over and it is time to work for Kenyans.

 

SAD NEWS: BISHOP JOSPHAT KITHEKA

HAS PASSED AWAY IN KENYA

Bishop Josphat Kitheka of London passed away in a road accident in Kenya yesterday

23rd November, 2017. The accident happened in Mwea. Pray for the family. More after.

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION

 

 

President Kenyatta's work cut out for him after he takes oath


President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing journalists at State House on October 17, 2017

 
President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday begin his second and final term in which he is expected to grapple with a tottering economy and a fractious nation as he fights to secure his legacy. The President is regaining the levers of State at a time when the country is sharply divided and the economy is experiencing a meltdown unseen since 2007. The 56-year-old leader will take the oaths of allegiance and that of due execution of his office at a time when a sizeable part of the country is disgruntled with his administration.


FRESH ELECTION
At least 12 of the 47 county assemblies in opposition strongholds have passed a motion denouncing President Kenyatta’s re-election and his presidency – and have demanded a fresh election under a new electoral commission. Seven other county assemblies were lined up to pass similar motions when a Kitui court restrained them from passing or implementing the formation of the people’s assemblies. The opposition, led by his main challenger Raila Odinga, has called for a rally at Nairobi’s Jacaranda Grounds on Tuesday hoping to showcase the divisions in the country on the day Mr Kenyatta will be sworn in. “That Kenya is divided right now is not in doubt. It is all about exclusion. We need to begin here and say that anybody who constitutes this nation feels included,” University of Nairobi’s Prof Winnie Mitullah told the Saturday Nation of the current state of the country, and what faces President Kenyatta in his second term. “Now, people are so frustrated and feel so excluded, they are talking about secession,” Prof Mitullah said. Mr Odinga withdrew from the October 26 poll protesting lack of electoral reforms after successfully challenging President Kenyatta’s August 8 win and has since called on the 19 National Super Alliance (Nasa)-leaning county assemblies to pass a motion to allow Kenyans to exercise their sovereign power. - Daily Nation.

 

The proportion of women who never have children has doubled in

a generation, with almost one in five women being childless by the age

of 45, according to figures published in The Daily Telegraph...

 

 

The Court of Appeal has Friday declared Margaret Njeri Mbiyu as the recognised widow of the late Peter Mbiyu Koinange and a beneficiary of his estate. Margaret went to court to appeal the ruling by High Court judge William Musyoka dated 25th September 2015. Musyoka had ruled that Margaret Njeri and Eddah Wanjiru were not widows of Mbiyu Koinange and would not be the administrators of the estate of the deceased.

 

Three arrested over Sh50 million Thika KCB tunnel heist

Detectives at the shop rented by the suspects who stole Sh50

million from Thika KCB bank on Monday, November 20, 2017

 


Police in Thika have arrested three people in connection with the theft of Sh50 million from KCB bank through an underground tunnel. Area police boss Adiel Nyange said the two men and a lady were arrested on Monday and are helping with investigations into the incident. "One is an agent and the other two are custodians of the keys that open these exhibition shops. They will assist us in our investigations." He said those behind the burglary had rented three stalls in a building next to the bank from which they pretended to be selling books. "It was from here, since June, that they dug the 30-metre long tunnel which was linked to an exhibition stall in a building next to the bank." Nyange said the suspects stashed soil in cartons and carted the same out of the premises in a package disguised as books. "In fact, they could even put a book on top of a carton. No one would suspect they were ferrying soil," the police boss said. The county police commander said the investigation will also explore whether bank officials were involved in the crime. "It is still early to say whether it was an inside job. Investigations will determine so," Nyange said. In a statement, police said they received the information following a report by the bank manager. Samuel Nganga told the officers he found cash had been stolen from two safes after opening the vault at 8.30am. "They broke into two safes...it is believed they used oxy-acytelene flames to drill holes into them," police said. - The Star

 

Father severs son's private parts

Police Friday seized a generator worth Sh2.5 million belonging to the county government of Tharaka Nithi at a property owned by a former governor. According to police sources, the generator was found installed at a hotel in the county headquarters of Kathwana allegedly owned by the former Governor Samuel Ragwa. Residents of Naivasha are in shock after a man cut his stepson’s genitalia to discipline him.   The man who had been married for two months was told to bathe his stepson as the mother prepared lunch. According to a village elder, the suspect warned his son not to relieve himself in the basin but when the three-year-old did so repeatedly, the man took a knife and cut part of the boy’s genitals. “This is the most inhuman act we have seen in this village in years and the residents wanted to lynch the suspect but police arrived in time and took him to the station,” the elder said. He termed the suspect as unsound of mind, adding that he had never had any confrontation with the villagers. Esther Njeri, a child rights activist, condemned the act, terming it inhuman and called for a prohibitive action on the suspect. Njeri, a former nominated MCA, said the minor was taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital. “Stern action must be taken against the suspect and we will follow the matter to its logical conclusion so that the innocent minor can get justice,” she said. Ms Njeri, who has for years been at the forefront in advocating for children’s rights, said cases of child abuse were reducing. “We conducted public awareness... and the results are positive,” she said. - The Standard

 

 

At least 235 killed, 130 injured in Sinai, Egypt mosque attack


The gunmen mowed down the panicked worshippers as they attempted to flee and used congregants’ vehicles they had set alight to block routes. Armed attackers yesterday killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai Province, State media reported, the country’s deadliest attack in recent memory.  A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque frequented by Sufis roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish before gunmen opened fire on those gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said. Witnesses said the assailants had surrounded the mosque with all-terrain vehicles then planted a bomb outside. The gunmen then mowed down the panicked worshippers as they attempted to flee and used the congregants’ vehicles they had set alight to block routes to the mosque. State television reported at least 235 people were killed and 109 wounded in the attack, the scale of which is unprecedented in a four-year insurgency by Islamist extremist groups.

 

Kenya Railways changes Madaraka Express schedule from Dec 1, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 – The Madaraka Express Passenger Service has revised the train schedules on the Mombasa Nairobi passenger train schedule effective on first December. The Inter County service to Mombasa via Athi River, Emali, Kibwezi, Mtito Andei, Voi, Miasenyi, Mariakani stations will be departing Nairobi station in Syokimau at 8am and is expected to arrive in Mombasa by 1pm. The Nairobi bound one will be leaving the Mombasa station at 7:15am to arrive in Nairobi at 1.15pm after making seven stops along the 472 KM line. The second Madaraka train service will leave the Nairobi terminus at 2:20pm and arrive at 7:20pm, while the second train in Mombasa will leave at 3:15pm and arrive at 8:14pm. The changes have also affected the commuter train connecting the CBD railway station to the Nairobi station meaning the first commuter train will leave at 06:20am to arrive at the Nairobi station in Syokimau at 7:07am, while the afternoon commuter train will depart from the Nairobi Madaraka station at 1.30pm. The company says the revise on the schedule is aimed at improving performance, efficiency and overall user satisfaction of the service. “Since inception of the Madaraka Express, we have made notable changes mostly informed by our stakeholders’ feedback in an effort to provide a smooth service to our customers. Therefore, this timetable revision is a further improvement towards an efficient service.  As the festive season checks in, we expect even more passengers to board the ultra-modern trains as they transverse the country,” Kenya Railways Managing Director, Atanas Maina said. - CapitalFM

 

 

 

20 heads of state to attend Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration


The Government says 20 heads of state will attend next Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta. And police officers have been recalled from other regions to beef up security in Nairobi. Officials were, however, tight-lipped on the countries that will send delegations to the second swearing-in ceremony for the President and his deputy William Ruto scheduled at Kasarani stadium, Nairobi, with only a vague reference to “many traditional friends”. Thursday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i gazetted November 28 as a public holiday to allow Kenyans to attend the ceremony, which comes on the back of protests by the Opposition, which has disputed the October 26 repeat presidential election that was however upheld by the Supreme Court. Thursday, Head of Security and Protocol of the Assumption of the Office of President Committee Joseph Irungu said adequate security deployment had been done to secure hotels where guests will be staying, the airports and other teams will be tasked with escorting the guests. “We have planned well from the airport where international guests will arrive from Monday. There is another team in hotels and apartments where the guests will be staying and another one that will be moving the VIPs from one place to the other,” Irungu told The Standard Thursday. - The Standard.

 

 

 

A KENYAN LADY IN LONDON HAS LOST HER HUSBAND IN UK


It is with great sadness to announce the untimely demise of Mr Gary Bevis (above left) husband to Rose Mueni Bevis (right) from Tottenham, London who passed away on Thursday 16th November 2017 after short illness. He was a beloved son to Derrick and Dinah, Brother to Glen and Gregory, a dotting farther to Rebecca and Joseph Bevis, Step farther to Benjamin, Joshua and Christopher Muli and Grandfather to Hakeem, Myah and Daphne-Rose. People are meeting at Rose's house in Tottenham, 3 Turner Avenue, London, N15 5DG starting time everyday 6pm-8pm. The Funeral will take place on the 11th of December 2017, the precession will leave form Tottenham, at 12 O'clock to Enfield Lawn Cemetery. Address: Enfield Lawn Crematorium, (A10) London, EN1 4DS. The wake will be there after at the Fountain Pub, 125 Westgreen Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5DE. Your Prayers and assistance are appreciated at this sad times. If you wish to assist you can send your contribution to this account, Rose M Bevis, sort code 60-24-23 and Account 90959507. For more information contact Rose Bevis 07957569166, Joshua Muli 07415449036, and Florence 07932242596.

 

 

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SIX (6) LESSONS FROM THE KCB THIKA HEIST

1.The 20ft tunnel was dug in 6 months,
*LESSON;-Patience pays.*

2.The diggers operated a bookshop to disguise the operations in the neighborhood,
*LESSON;- Work in silence and let your SUCCESS shout afterwards*

3.The tunnel led to the exact location where the bank safe is located,
*LESSON;- Work with each other in life to achieve your objectives in life.*

4.The operation is getting wired just opposite a police station,
*LESSON;-- Don't let fear/anyone waiver your dream/objective.*

5.The event will go down as one of the best calculated move in the country,
*LESSON;- Try and make what you do shine BEST among the REST*

6.The buyers used to buy books from the bookshop without realizing they were just funding an operation.
*LESSON;- Tenda wema nenda zako*

 

 

Vladimir Putin tells Russian arms firms to be ready for war



Vladimir Putin has warned Russian businesses they should be ready to switch to military production in preparation for war. The Russian President told defence ministry officials on Wednesday that the arms production industry - both private and state owned - needed to be prepared to step up manufacturing at a moment's notice. President Putin said: "The ability of the economy to rapidly increase the volume of defence products and services at the right time is one of the most important conditions for ensuring the security of the state.  "To this end, all strategic and simply large-scale enterprise should be ready, regardless of ownership." The Russian leader, addressing a debrief meeting about the Zapad military exercise two months ago, reminded arms leaders that in the Zapad 2015 debrief they "discussed the topic in detail".
 

 


Britain is facing the biggest fall in living standards for a generation, warns the i...

 

 

 

UK Budget stamp duty removed on homes up to £300,000


The Chancellor has given first-time buyers a boost by abolishing stamp duty on homes up to £300,000, but there were gloomy forecasts about the health of the economy.
Philip Hammond had been expected to reveal measures to try to win back the young vote in the Autumn Budget, and chief among these was the stamp duty giveaway - a move the Government says will save £1,660 on average. House prices could actually climb once more after Philip Hammond axed stamp duty for homes up to £300,000, experts have warned. While the chancellor billed the move as a boost for first-time buyers , analysts said it could backfire. The measure will also apply on the first £300,000 of a £500,000-plus property, meaning 95% of  first-time buyers will see at least a cut in the amount of stamp duty, with 80% paying none at all. Martin Upton, director at the Open University Business School, said as first-time buyers would potentially have more spending power, that could see asking prices rise. “This is a ‘nice’ gesture but it’s not really the silver bullet that’s going to open up the property market for those who can’t afford it,” he said.

 

“In the grand scheme of things, this is a small saving and it doesn’t address the biggest problem of the deposit required to make the move.” His view was echoed by the Office for Budget Responsibility which said the main beneficiaries would be those who already own property, rather than first-time buyers, as it would mean they can sell their homes for more. In a Budget that put Britain’s “broken housing market” front and centre of plans for the government, the chancellor left pulling the stamp duty rabbit out of the hat until right near the end of his hour-long speech. The move comes into effect immediately, potentially saving thousands of people thousands of pounds. “This is our plan to deliver on the pledge we have made to the next generation that the dream of home ownership will become a reality in this country once again,” Hammond said.


Stamp duty – the numbers:

For the average first-time purchase of £208,000, the current £1,660 stamp duty is being axed.
A £300,000 purchase would have seen a £5,000 stamp duty charge – now, no such cost.
A £410,000 average first-time buyer property in London would have resulted in a £10,500 stamp duty for a first-time buyer – now that falls to £5,500.
For properties costing £500,000, the charge will drop from £15,000 to £10,000.
Stamp duty is unchanged on properties above £500,000.

Alison Platt, boss of Countrywide, one of the UK’s largest estate agents, said: “Stamp duty is a significant hurdle for all buyers, not just first-time buyers. “It is activity among movers that is most critical to the growth of transactions in the wider housing market. While first time buyers face affordability issues, so do movers and without making it easier for these second steppers to move on the supply of property to buy will always be limited, adding more to price pressures.” The chancellor also used his Budget statement to pledge to build 300,000 more homes every year.

 

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

Mark 6:3

 

Live a balanced life
We read in Mark 6:31: Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” The Bible says, ‘The length of our days is seventy years – or eighty’ (Psalm 90:10 NIV 1984 Edition). If you’re blessed to live that long you’ll typically spend an average of twenty-four years sleeping, twenty years working, ten years in church and on holiday (mostly holiday), seven years eating, six years travelling, four years dealing with sickness, and two years getting dressed. One writer said: ‘The press of busyness is like a charm…seeking to lay hold of ever-younger victims so that [we] are scarcely allowed time for God to develop in us Christian character.’ It’s a mistake to think that rushing through life buys you more time. It doesn’t. Apart from keeping your adrenaline pumping and perhaps making you feel and look important, busyness can be the enemy of your soul. It can rob you of spiritual growth by preventing you from reflecting and examining your heart. We’re not talking about the number of things you manage to get done every day, but the quality of your life’s product. You can be busy, yet not be balanced. One Bible scholar said, ‘Solitude is the furnace of transformation.’ There are three kinds of solitude: 1) Brief intervals experienced daily. 2) Longer ones involving a few days or more away from it all. Despite His hectic schedule, Jesus made a habit of withdrawing from the demands of the crowd to spend time with His Father. (Did He know something we don’t?) And He told the disciples, ‘Come with me…to a quiet place and get some rest.’ 3) Forced rest. ‘He maketh me to lie down’ (Psalm 23:2 KJV). Don’t wait until God makes you lie down! Endeavour to live a balanced life.

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Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of ‘total hell’

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Nov 22 – Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a “total hell” that they wouldn’t wish on their “worst enemy” as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country. “We were slaves,” said Moussa Sanogo, a migrant who flew back to Ivory Coast from Libya this week after surviving regular beatings and forced labour in the fields. For the Arabs (Libyan jailers), black-skinned men are nothing but animals — animals were treated better,” said Sanogo, who spent more than four months in Libya trying to get to Italy by boat. The North African country has long been a major transit hub for migrants trying to reach Europe. He was just one of those who returned home with stories similar to those aired last week by US TV network CNN, which showed an apparent slave auction where black men were presented to North African buyers as potential farmhands and sold off for as little as $400 (340 euros). “It was total hell in Libya,” said Maxime Ndong, one of 250 migrants flown back to Cameroon on Tuesday night. “There is a trade in black people there. People who want slaves… come to buy them,” he told AFP. “If you resist, they shoot at you. There have been deaths,” said Ndong, who spent eight months in Libya. The Cameroonians flew back to Yaounde on Tuesday aboard a plane charted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of a project to return and reintegrate some 850 people.


– Sold by the police –
Sanogo, 22, was one of about 600 Ivory Coast migrants that were returning from Libya with IOM’s support. Around 150 people landed in the capital Abidjan on Monday with the rest to be brought home during the week. Sanogo described Libya as an anarchic country preyed on by bandits where the forces of law and order were involved in human trafficking. “At one point, we were caught by people who said they were police,” he said. “The police then sold me for 500 dinars (310 euros, $365) to a man who made me work in a tomato field for a month. You have to work.” Sanogo fled across the desert to Niger where he was imprisoned again before finally escaping to Tunisia. Then a people smuggler promising a path to Europe convinced him to return to Libya.


‘Pricing you like merchandise’
“We were captured and locked in a small room with 60 other people,” and were “not able to wash,” he said. “When the Arabs entered they wore masks due to the smell,” he said, shaking his head at the memory. “They are buying you. You’re there, you have been arrested, you see they are judging your price like merchandise. They bought you and you’re going to work… like a slave,” he said. “They hit you all the time – especially if you’re big like me – until the blood flows, with sticks, metal, the butt of a gun. “For food, you are given a piece of bread and a piece of cheese, that’s all… I’m happy to be back,” he said. “I would not wish it on my enemy.”


‘Humiliation for Africa’
Another migrant, Seydou Sanogo from Abidjan, said: “You would have to see what we lived through to believe it”. But not everyone wanted to leave Libya. One woman with an 18-month-old baby said she did not want to return to Ivory Coast. “We were waiting for the boat. We were almost there,” said the woman, who did not give her name. The slave auction footage has triggered an outcry across Africa, bringing to public consciousness a situation that has previously been condemned by many non-governmental groups and observers. Music and football stars have expressed their outrage at the revelations, including Ivorian reggae singers Alpha Blondy and Tiken Jah Fakoly, as well as footballer Didier Drogba. “It is a double indignation, a cry from the heart: I am shocked to see the children of Africa die… trying to find a better tomorrow,” said A’Salfo, lead singer of the group Magic System. “A humiliation for Africa.” The United Nations said the slavery auctions should be investigated as possible crimes against humanity, and the issue will be on agenda at an African Union-EU summit on November 29 to 30 in Abidjan - Capitalfm.co.ke

 

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UK BUDGET 2017 IN BRIEF


* Stamp duty for first-time buyer home purchases up to £300k abolished
* The duty on the first £300k of up to £500k also scrapped for first timers
* £44bn thrown at house-building to deliver 300,000 new homes a year
* UK economic growth forecast for 2017 slashed from 2% to 1.5%
* Extra £3bn over the next two years for Brexit preparations
* Tax-free personal allowance to rise to £11,850 and higher rate threshold to £46,350 in April 2018
* Duty on beer, wine, spirits and most ciders will be frozen, equating to 12p off a pint of beer
* Vehicle excise duty for diesel cars that do not meet latest standards to rise by one band in April 2018
* £1.5bn package to "address concerns" about the delivery of universal credit
* £2.8bn in extra funding for the NHS in England
* Young person's railcard extended to 26-30-year-olds

 

 

UK Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut by Hammond


Chancellor Philip Hammond has given a sobering assessment of the economy, saying it is expected to grow more slowly than previously thought. But he sought to rally Conservative MPs in his Budget by scrapping stamp duty for the first £300,000 spent by first-time buyers, a saving of up to £5,000. The cut will apply to buyers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Mr Hammond also promised £1.5bn to "address concerns" about the flagship universal credit scheme. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the government had a "record of failure". At the start of his speech, Mr Hammond struck a positive note, saying the economy continued to "confound those who seek to talk it down" by creating jobs and continuing to grow. But he then said productivity levels remained "stubbornly flat" with growth until 2021 expected to be lower than predicted in March. It is the first time in a generation that growth is forecast to grow below 2% every year. Mr Hammond's statement came with him under pressure from Eurosceptic Tory MPs and others calling for more spending to ease austerity. The chancellor - who has been accused of being too pessimistic about life outside the EU - said £3bn would be spent on Brexit planning, and that the government would prepare for "every possible outcome"

What were the other key announcements?
* Freezing alcohol duty apart from an increase in duty on high-strength white ciders
* The price of 20 cigarettes goes up by 28p and by 41p for 30g of rolling tobacco
* A promise to fund a pay rise for nurses if one is recommended by an independent panel
* Refunds on VAT for Scottish emergency services
* A one-off tax on new diesel cars that do not meet latest emissions standards
* £28m for Kensington and Chelsea council for counselling and regeneration in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire
* Bringing forward a planned cut in business rate rises by two years to 2018
* An extra £2.8bn for the NHS in England up to 2022
* Support for electric cars including a £400m charging infrastructure fund
* A new railcard offering discounts to those aged between 26 and 30.


Housing - what's changing?
Housing had been billed as one of the key themes of the Budget - and the chancellor promised the "next generation" that getting on the housing ladder would not be just a "dream". Promising the government would deliver 300,000 new homes a year, he pledged £44bn capital investment and measures aimed at getting building projects started. And towards the end of his speech he made the pledge on stamp duty, which is paid by people buying properties over a certain value. Rates vary across the UK - in England, Wales and Northern Ireland it kicks in at £125,000 - and in Scotland, which has its own devolved tax - at £145,000. The cut will only operate in Wales until the matter is devolved next April and stamp duty replaced by a land transaction tax. Mr Hammond said his change would benefit 95% of first-time buyers. But in its assessment, the Office for Budget Responsibility said the main gainers would be those who already own a home. It also said it would lead to higher house prices and predicted it would only lead to an extra 3,500 first-time buyer purchases.

 

 

Zimbabwe President-designate Emmerson

Mnangagwa vows jobs and 'new democracy'

Zimbabwe's incoming leader has hailed the start of the country’s "new and unfolding democracy" as he made his return from exile.
Addressing supporters hours after returning to Harare, Emmerson Mnangagwa pledged to create jobs and kickstart the faltering Zimbabwean economy. The 75-year-old will be sworn in as president on Friday - two weeks after he was sacked as vice president by longtime ruler Robert Mugabe and fled to South Africa. Mr Mnangagwa said: "I pledge myself to be your servant. I appeal to all genuine patriotic Zimbabweans to come together. We work together. No-one is more important than the other - we are all Zimbabweans.


"We want to grow our economy. We want peace in our country. We want jobs, jobs, jobs in our country." The President-designate claimed he left Zimbabwe after being informed of plans to "eliminate me", adding that he was "subjected to poisoning" in August. To loud cheers, he referred to "former president Robert Mugabe" and said: "The people have spoken. The voice of the people is the voice of God." After emerging from hiding in South Africa, Mr Mnangagwa met with South African President Jacob Zuma and flew to Zimbabwe in a private jet.

 

Britain will be hit TONIGHT by eight inches

of snow, four inches of rain and 70mph winds


Britain will be hit by eight inches of snow, floods, 70mph winds and four inches of rain over the next 24 hours. The Met Office said heavy and persistent snow is expected in Scotland overnight, with 2in (5cm) likely for many parts and up to 8in (20cm) on the highest ground, with a weather warning valid from midnight to 1pm tomorrow. Forecasters have warned that some roads and railways are likely to be affected by the conditions, with possible longer journey times for road, bus and train services. Railway services in Scotland are already being disrupted. The Environment Agency has issued 25 flood alerts and ten warnings for England - with most in the North West, but others in the South West and elsewhere. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued two alerts. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE
 

 

iTax system has helped boost the country’s

tax administration ranking globally


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The adoption of online filing of returns using Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) iTax system has helped boost the country’s tax administration ranking globally. A new report by the World Bank and business consultancy firm PwC has hailed the iTax platform, saying it had substantially simplified tax administration, which had, in turn, enabled medium-sized firms to file tax returns with ease. The report, titled Paying Taxes 2018, ranked Kenya at position 92 globally in terms of ease of paying taxes last year, a 26 per cent jump from position 125 in 2015. The report looked at the time taken to file taxes, the number of taxes a firm is required to pay, a company’s total tax liability and handling of post-filing processes that included tax refunds from the tax authorities. “In 2016, there was a widespread adoption of online filing of taxes and this is one of the reasons there has been an improvement in the general tax administration in Kenya,” said Titus Mukora, director PwC. “The improvement was largely driven by electronic filing and payment systems and the widespread adoption by taxpayers.” According to the report, it takes a total of 185 hours to file taxes, compared to the previous 195 hours while businesses had to pay a total of 26 taxes in 2016, an improvement from 34 taxes in 2015. - The Standard

 

“Increasingly, traders and speculators are looking at banks as Blockbuster

Video and bitcoin as Netflix.” - The Guardian, London, 21st Nov. 2017

 

 

A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN CONNECTICUT, USA


It is with deep regret that the family of Dominic Gicheru Kariuki, 33 announce his passing away, which happened on Thursday November 16, 2017. Dominic died peacefully in his sleep at his family residence in Danielson, Connecticut, Massachusetts, USA. Dominic leaves behind his sister Jane Kariuki of Putnam CT and Pauline Kariuki of Tennesse;cousin Catherine Njoroge of Worcester and other family members in Kenya. He will greatly be missed by close family of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Njoroge Kibe (Danielson CT) with whom he lived with for over 10 years and had become their loved son. Following his death, the family invites you for daily prayers to be held at Miss Catherine Kibe’s house 21 Ludlow Street Worcester MA 01603 starting Sunday November 26th from 4pm. Family and friends are also invited for visitation/wake to be held Tuesday November 21st at 3pm and November 22nd at 11am, 623 Main Street East Hartford CT, 06108. Memorial service will be held Sunday December 3rd at St. John Anglican Church 29 Main Street Sutton MA starting at 2pm. Funeral shall be held at his family home in Limuru, Kenya. Dominic was a pleasure to have and enjoyed drawing as a favorite hobby among other things. Blessing be the name of the Lord. We welcome prayers and any financial support which can be done via CashApp: 8604209640For further information please contact the following Jane Kariuki: 860 420 9640, Catherine Kibe: 7745356838, George Ngari Mwangi: 8603774144 OR Peter Gatongo: 5086156437. - Diasporamessenger.com

 

Uber hackers stole data from 57 million people

 

 

Teachers’ sacrifice and critical role lauded in good results


Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i announces the 2017 KCPE examination results at KICD on November 21, 2017. He praised teachers for good work. 
The critical role and sacrifice that teachers played in the administration of this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) was evident on Tuesday when the results were released. The Teachers Service Commission Chief executive Nancy Macharia explained during the event how teachers were kept incommunicado during the process with head teachers waking up as early as 4am to collect examination materials. “I commended teachers for accepting critical role of centre managers, which required them to wake up as early as 4am to be in containers and they did it in a splendid manners, waking up at 4am is not easy. "They also prepared the candidates from nursery to Standard Eight and going even to mark the examination,” Mrs Macharia said.

POLITICS
She went on: “We are very proud of teachers for fantastic job, supervisors and invigilators who assisted the process by agreeing to implement tough examination rules including g remaining incommunicado as they were not required to have phones during the exams.” “You can imagine some of them are mothers, others are fathers and you can imagine the anxiety of staying without phones and not disobeyed these rules until the exams were over and we appreciate them.” Mrs Macharia said the improved performance in the national examination also indicate teachers are working as the year was not good due to high political temperatures.

 

CANDIDATES
However, Mrs Macharia cautioned those who engage in irregularities. “We are appealing to a few errant teachers who failed to stick to professional ethics to style up,” she said. Kenya National examination Council (Knec) chairman George Magoha lauded the teachers for the good work saying it was evident during monitoring of the examination. “I saw candidates doing the mathematics calculation with confidence. That shows they were ready,” Prof Magoha said.

IRREGULARITIES
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i also praised teachers for good work. “I thank the teachers and parents who, in one way or another, prepared the candidates until they were ready to sit the examinations,” the CS said. He said the government will work towards improving the welfare of teachers so that they can focus on teaching. Dr Matiang’i said last year, the Ministry exposed a scandal in some private schools that operated multiple examination centres with an aim of engaging in unethical practices meant to enable them to record favourable ranking in national examinations. - Daily Nation.

 

Bitcoin exchange clocks record highest rate of $8,408.31 on Tuesday 21st Nov. 2017

 

MARY NJONJO OF HERI HOMES ARRIVES IN LONDON

Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes arrived in London early this morning of Tuesday 21st November, 2017. Mary arrives a basket full of 4 New Heri Homes Projects in Nairobi, Kenya. Kitisuru Phase 3, Kitisuru Phase 4, 4-bedroom maisonette with a servant quarter in Thika and Daystar University Shopping Mall Shop Spaces. Mary has done very well in the diaspora this year. She has sold more than 300 properties to Kenyans in the Diaspora. Heri Homes off plan scheme together with their Heri Homes Housing Cooperative Society has helped many to raise money for the deposits. Now their Cooperative Society has gone a step father of giving x5 of your savings in the Society without any problem because your house is the security. Asked by Mr. Seed why she arrived in London at 1.00 a.m this morning, Mary had this to say: "The Early Bird catches the worm. I have to arrive early to beat everyone else as I have done before. This time, I am in for a serious business. Tell everyone who thinks he cannot afford to buy a house in Nairobi to call me. As they UK housing have started accepting Bitcoin, I will also accept Bitcoin." concluded Mary as she jokes. For more information please contact Mary Njonjo 07404679182 or +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

 

'Fresh start' as Robert Mugabe resigns


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has announced his resignation with immediate effect. Wild celebrations broke out as a resignation letter was read out in the country's parliament, where impeachment proceedings against the ruler had begun. Mr Mugabe said he had chosen to step down "to ensure a smooth, peaceful and non-violent transfer of power", adding that he made the decision voluntarily. The announcement sparked jubilant scenes in Zimbabwean capital Harare, where protesters had gathered to call for the 93-year-old to be removed from office. Paul Mangwana, a senior official from ruling party ZANU-PF, has told Sky News that exiled vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as President on Wednesday.

 

Safaricom’s online portal set to sign up foreign vendors

Safaricom Director- Strategy, Joe Ogutu.


Safaricom’s e-commerce platform, Masoko, is set to start signing international vendors on its online portal in the first quarter of 2018, enabling local customers to purchase items directly from abroad. The platform, modelled after retail e-commerce giants Alibaba (Chinese) and Amazon (US), went live yesterday offering more than 20,000 items from 160 vendors. To buy products, shoppers are required to create an account, provide shipping address and pay via mobile money or make card payments before delivery of the items by Wells Fargo or Sendy, the official Masoko partners. “We view this initiative as part of our ongoing initiatives to drive value for our customers. Masoko will form part of the Sh32 billion we are investing on our platform this financial year,” said Safaricom Director- Strategy, Joe Ogutu. Kenya’s e-commerce sector is dominated by brands such as Jumia, Kilimall, OLX, Pigiame among others. Safaricom is expected to face stiff competition from market leader Jumia, which boasts 5,000 vendors. - Daily Nation.

 

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Bitcoin breaks $8,000 barrier amid speculation over spin-off


One unit of the cryptocurrency now valued at more than six times an ounce of gold, after tenfold rise since start of 2017

 

London, Friday 17 November 2017 

The price of the virtual currency bitcoin has broken the $8,000 barrier for the first time, prompting speculation that it could soar past $10,000 by the end of the year. The rise means one unit of the world’s first major cryptocurrency is now valued at more than six times an ounce of gold, traditionally seen as a safe-haven investment in times of economic turmoil. Bitcoin’s value is regularly volatile but despite several steep falls this year it has now surged tenfold from around $800 at the beginning of 2017 to more than $8,000 in the early hours of Friday morning. Its latest increase, a month after it broke through $5,000, is linked to speculation about the likelihood of a “hard fork” to create a spin-off currency. Expectations of a fork tend to boost bitcoin because when it happens, existing holders gain some of the new currency for free. Bitcoin’s market price has been volatile lately after the cancellation of a technical upgrade known as SegWit2x, designed to increase transaction speeds. According to the cryptocurrency exchange CoinBase, a large number of bitcoin “miners” – people who provide the computational power that underpins bitcoin in exchange for the chance of financial reward – could now go ahead with their own upgrade. There is speculation that this could trigger a fork. Lukman Otunuga, a research analyst at the foreign exchange broker FXTM, said: “I find it remarkable and somewhat frightening how, no matter how much bitcoin is pummelled by sellers, it simply bounces back even stronger.

 

“Will bitcoin hit $10,000 before year end? This is the question every investor is asking.” Nicholas Gregory, chief executive of the cryptocurrency business CommerceBlock, said there was more to bitcoin’s rise than speculation about a fork. “The cryptocurrency’s momentum is being driven by a growing sense among speculators that the banking industry is firmly in its crosshairs,” he said. “Increasingly, traders and speculators are looking at banks as Blockbuster Video and bitcoin as Netflix.” Bitcoin has proved particularly controversial, with financial pundits divided over its stability and long-term prospects. Jamie Dimon, the JP Morgan chief executive, has branded it a “fraud” fit only for drug dealers, murderers and people living in places such as North Korea, China banned bitcoin exchangesthis year, sending the currency’s value tumbling more than 40% from $5,000 to below $3,000. Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has called forregulation of cryptocurrencies, saying their use “bears serious risks” such as money laundering, tax evasion and funding for terrorism. Bitcoin was launched in 2009 after being invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, believed to a pseudonym for multiple developers. Within three years it had achieved parity with the dollar, and it has surged, amid periods of intense volatility, ever since. - The Guardian, London

 

Bitcoin exchange clocks record highest rate of $8,325.16 on Monday 20th Nov. 2017

 

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, according to police. Police say the young bomber was mingling with worshippers in the town of Mubi when he detonated his explosives.

 

 

Kebs tightens used car import rules


Importers of second-hand motor vehicles will no longer have a three-month grace period after the expiry of the deadline set by Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) in a bid to enforce the eight-year age rule. This means that all certificates of roadworthiness for vehicles whose year of first registration is 2010 will only be valid up to December 31, 2017. Importers must therefore ensure that all vehicles with such certificates arrive at the port of entry by the same date. Under the rule by Kebs, dealers will be expected to complete import arrangements for used motor vehicles whose year of first registration is 2010 by the end of next month. “This is not the first time that we are doing this. We are simply reminding motor vehicle importers to move fast and ensure inspection by end of November to allow for shipment in December to avoid roll over cases that have been experienced before,” said Kebs managing director  Charles Ongwae. Mr Ongwae said Kebs has witnessed significant compliance by importers on the  eight-year rule. “This means that motor vehicles owned by residents, diplomatic staff and the general public registered in January 2011 will only be allowed in the country as from January 2018,” he said. Imported vehicles must pass safety and mechanical inspection, must be right-hand drive and must be less than eight years old. This is aimed at reducing the risk associated with substandard vehicles entering the Kenyan market are safe for use. But Mr Charles Munyori from the Kenya Auto Bazaar Association (Kaba) said that implementing the age limit regulation is impossible because Kenya allows vehicles with no age limit from neighbouring countries such as Tanzania to enter the country. He said that a law should be enacted at the regional level to govern the age limit of vehicles. “It is high time countries in the  East African Community agrees on a harmonised age limit. Unfortunately, EAC has been dropping this proposal arguing that Kenya is a mature economy with citizens who can afford better cars,” said Mr Munyori. - Daily Nation.

 

Close to 100,000 visitors are expected to attend next week Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony of President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Kasarani Stadium according to organisers of the event.

 

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Unrest forced Raila to go to Zanzibar on Sunday night – Salim Lone

Unrest forced Opposition leader Raila Odinga to travel to Zanzibar on Sunday night, his adviser Salim Lone has said. “The unrest pushed Odinga out of the country. He left Kenya and is now in Zanzibar, off the coast of mainland Tanzania,” Lone told the New York Times on Monday. The NASA chief arrived to a grand welcome from the US on Sunday but tear gas and shootings followed. Tension carried on over the weekend and on Sunday, police fired teargas to disperse a crowd that was protesting against the murder of five people in Riverside near Mathare. Earlier today, Raila’s daughter Winnie said a tear gas canister was thrown at his car before fire was opened. In a statement by Lone, Winnie said a gunshot was what damaged the windscreen of the car her father travelled in from the JKIA in Nairobi. The car was damaged on Jogoo Road as the two moved along surrounded by his supporters. A six-judge bench has dismissed petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election and upheld his victory. Chief Justice David Maraga said the Supreme Court upheld Uhuru’s re-election in the re-run as two key petitions against the victory lacked merit. In his response to the verdict, the opposition leader said President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rule remains illegitimate. - the-star.co.ke

 

 

 

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Celebrations and Cries: Supreme Court's

verdict brought with it mixed reactions

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Robbers dig tunnel and make away with Sh50m

Police officers outside the KCB Bank in Thika where Sh50 million was stolen in the night of

November 19, 2017. Three people have been arrested in connection to the robbery. 


Robbers who appeared to have learnt from an American crime television series dug a 30-metre-long tunnel into a bank’s strongroom in Thika Town and stole more than Sh50 million. The criminals dug the tunnel from inside a stall opposite the Thika divisional police headquarters, where they had been running a bookshop, through which they accessed the local Kenya Commercial Bank branch and stole the money. Not even the police, stationed just 150 metres away from the bank, noticed any suspicious activity — until Monday morning, when the money was discovered missing by the branch manager, Mr Samuel Ng’ang’a.

VAULT
Mr Ng’ang’a told the police that he noticed that something was amiss when he opened the bank’s vault. “When the manager opened the strongroom, he smelt smoke and reported the matter to the police,” Kiambu police commander Adiel Nyange said. Mr Nyange added that officers immediately rushed to the bank’s strongroom and noticed that the items stored there were in disarray. They also found a hole that had been dug inside. “The officers started checking a building adjacent to the bank. They eventually found a tunnel that was leading into the bank. "It was then that the bank officials checked the safes and realised that slightly above Sh50 million had been stolen,” the police boss said.

BOOKSHOP
The building, Friendly Exhibitions, hosts several stalls that include M-Pesa shops and bookshops. It is in one of the bookshops that the tunnel had been dug. Police said drilling must have started soon after the traders rented the stalls in June. “They packaged the sand in cartons and sacks, which they loaded into a vehicle. They gave the impression that the cartons and sacks contained textbooks. Traders occupying other stalls had not detected the tunnel, neither did officers whose station is 150 metres away from the building,” Mr Nyange said.

SUSPECT
The owner of the bookshop is said to have rented three stalls in June, and was yet to fully settle as every now and again neighbours could hear sounds from the shop and concluded that some repairs were being done. Police suspect an individual occupying a stall next to the three, who was running a phone repair shop, was part of the syndicate. They said the man is at large. Thika District Business Association chairman Alfred Wanyoike said he had attempted to woo the two into the organisation but they kept saying they were not yet fully settled. “They were young people, hardly known around here. I doubt they were residents of Thika,” Mr Wanyoike said.

INVESTIGATION
The police are holding three people for questioning. One is the custodian of the keys for the stalls and the other two are the building’s agent and an employee of the phone repair shop. “Those who rented the stalls are at large. They are the main culprits. We are holding these three for questioning. "Investigations will reveal whether it was an inside job but as of now, we cannot rule out anything,” Mr Nyange added.. - Daily Nation.

 

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Brexit: Key Leave ministers appear

to back £40bn EU divorce bill


Theresa May appears to have won the backing of Cabinet Brexiteers to double the UK's "divorce bill" offer from £20bn to £40bn. At a tense two-hour meeting of senior ministers in 10 Downing Street, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are believed to have agreed to the move - with conditions. As a result, the Prime Minister is now poised to offer £40bn later this week if the rest of the EU is ready to move towards trade talks in December. And in another significant move aimed at breaking the deadlock in Brexit negotiations, the UK will allow a role for the European Court of Justice after Brexit. The moves were agreed at a meeting of the Cabinet's Exit and Trade (Strategy and Negotiations) Cabinet committee, already being called a Brexit "war Cabinet".

 

 

'Roadmap agreed' with Robert Mugabe, says Zimbabwe's military chief


Zimbabwe's military chief Constantino Chiwenga says a roadmap has been agreed with deposed president Robert Mugabe. Mr Chiwenga also added that vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose firing led to the unrest in the country, will return to Zimbabwe "shortly" to meet with the president. Mr Chiwenga called for calm and patience, and paid tribute to Zimbabweans for their support. It said it was "encouraged by new developments" in discussions with the president, who has resisted calls to resign and now faces impeachment. Robert Mugabe has rubbed the noses of his opponents in his decision not to resign, by ordering weekly cabinet meetings every Tuesday at State House, his official residence.  The 93-year-old, who has been in charge in Zimbabwe for 37 years, is defying the overwhelming will of the people, the military and the political party he set up, by ignoring calls to stand down. An ultimatum from his Zanu-PF party to resign by midday or face impeachment, came and went with no word from President Mugabe. The party will now press ahead with the procedure, which it believes can be done and dusted in just a couple of days. However, Dr Tarisai Mutangi, a constitutional lawyer, has told Sky News impeachment could take months. "He knows the law is on his side, that the constitution is on his side and that the king pins of this process want to do it constitutionally, and that means it's going to take quite some time," Dr Mutangi said. Under the Zimbabwean constitution, the president can be impeached for four things:


 * Serious misconduct
 * Failure to obey, uphold or defend this constitution
 * Willful violation of this Constitution
 * Inability to perform the functions of the office because of physical or mental incapacity
 

Maraga upholds election, Uhuru to be sworn-in on November 28

Supreme Court judges preside before delivering a ruling on cases that sought to nullify

the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in October, November 20, 2017



The Supreme Court has dismissed two key petitions and upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in the re-run on October 26. One of the cases was filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau and the other by activists Njonjo Mue (International Commission of Jurists) and Khelef Khalifa (Muslims for Human Rights). "The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited," Chief Justice David Maraga ruled on Monday, after considerations by the six-judge bench. "The presidential election is upheld."  The full judgment will be delivered in 21 days. Maraga explained they could not do this today, and that the petitions were consolidated and heard together, due to time constraints. "After the hearings of the petitions, we retired with only two days left to the deadline. It was impossible to write a full judgement," he said. "What we [will] read today is a summary verdict on issues raised. The petitioners had asked the court to nullify the election on grounds of low voter turnout and violence in areas where the vote was boycotted.

 

The judges considered factors including enactment of changes to election laws and its impact, Raila's withdrawal and its effects, failure to conduct fresh nominations and failure to conduct polls in 25 constitutes. Following a directive by the NASA chief, the election was mainly boycotted in Kisumu, Migori, Siaya and Homa Bay counties. The repeat poll was ordered by the Supreme Court after it annulled the results of the August election, won by Uhuru, over procedural irregularities. IEBC declared Uhuru the winner of the repeat with 98 per cent votes after a turnout of 38.84 per cent. Raila then announced his moves - a national resistance movement and people's assemblies - through which the opposition and its supporters will push for several reforms. In last week's court proceedings, lawyers for both sides - those challenging the poll and those defending it - argued the country was on the brink and would "plunge into the abyss" depending on the court's ruling. Violence has rocked several parts of the capital since the original August 8 election and the fear is a repeat of the 2007/8 violence that left at least 1,300 dead and more than 600,000 internally displaced. - The Star

 

Are lipsticks dangerous?


Every day millions of women apply lipstick without a second thought. What many don't know is that lipsticks may contain lead, the notorious metal that can cause learning, language and behavioral problems. Lead is a neurotoxin and can be dangerous even at small doses. So what's lead doing in lipsticks? Not all lipsticks contain lead, but a number of studies in recent years show that the metal is more prevalent than previously thought. In 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics conducted a study -- "A Poison Kiss" -- that detected lead in 61% of the 33 lipsticks tested, with levels ranging from 0.03 ppm to 0.65 ppm. Parts per million (ppm) is the measurement of lead in the environment. Medical experts say there is no safe level of lead in the blood. The FDA says it doesn't consider the lead levels it found in lipsticks to be a safety issue. No lipstick lists lead as an ingredient. The amounts are small, but the presence of lead in lipstick, which is ingested and absorbed through the skin, raises concerns about the safety of a cosmetic product that is wildly popular among women.

 

Supreme Court was under duress, Uhuru reign illegitimate - Raila


Chief Justice David Maraga presides before delivering a ruling on cases that sought to nullify the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, November 20, 2017.
Raila Odinga's perception of the government as 'illegitimate" has not changed with the Supreme Court's verdict on President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. The Supreme Court dismissed two key petitions and upheld Uhuru's victory in the re-run on October 26. One of the cases was filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau and the other by activists Njonjo Mue (International Commission of Jurists) and Khelef Khalifa (Muslims for Human Rights). "The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited," Chief Justice David Maraga ruled on Monday, after considerations by the six-judge bench. "The presidential election is upheld." But Raila, through his adviser Salim Lone, said: "We in NASA had repeatedly declared before this Supreme Court ruling that we consider this government to be illegitimate and do not recognise it. This position has not been changed by the court's ruling." In a statement on Monday, Lone said the ruling was not surprising to the coalition, whose candidates Raila and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka withdrew from the poll. "This ruling didn't come as a surprise. It was a decision taken under duress. We do not condemn the court. We sympathise with it," he said. After the ruling, Kisumu youths stoned and burnt a vehicle in Kondele. They were seen trying to dismantle the white car as others looked for rocks to break the windscreen before they set it ablaze. But in Rift Valley and Central, Jubilee Party supporters celebrated saying justice had been served. - The Star

 

All eyes on apex court as it rules on poll petition


Chief Justice David Maraga arrives for the hearing of the presidential election petition at the Supreme Court

after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner in the October 26, 2017 elections, Nairobi, November 16, 2017. 


Focus will today be on Chief Justice David Maraga as Kenyans wait to see if the Supreme Court will uphold the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta or nullify it for a second time. Will the Supreme Court deliver a unanimous decision? Will it be a tie or will there be a dissenting opinion once again, where the majority either for or against Uhuru’s election will carry the day? Should the six judges, who heard the case tie and give a three-three verdict, then Uhuru will carry the day and he will be sworn into office on November 28. The six are Maraga, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, and justices Jackton Ojwang, Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndung’u and Isaac Lenaola. They retreated on Thursday night with voluminous and lengthy submissions to come up with a verdict that will chart the country’s destiny and probably end months of speculations and political anxiety. In his closing remarks, Uhuru urged the judges to dismiss the petition, saying there is zero basis to send Kenyans to another election.
Through his legal team, led by lawyer Fred Ngatia, the President accused the opposition of sponsoring “proxies” to challenge his well-deserved win after boycotting the October 26 poll. His message to the court was “return the country to the Kenyan people” and rule for the “common good of the nation”. But activists Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa, through lawyers Julie Soweto and Harun Ndubi, told the judges not to fear nullifying Uhuru’s win for a second time as long as they uphold the rule of law and the Constitution. Soweto said nullifying the “illegal election” will be “shutting the door unto darkness”. The key issues the judges will look at include the question of nominations. The electoral agency told the court it was guided by the Supreme Court’s decision of September 1, directing it to hold a repeat presidential election within 60 days. The judges will also look at whether the election boycott in some regions affected the outcome of the presidential poll. If the judges, either by majority or unanimously decide to invalidate Uhuru’s win, they will order a repeat election for a second time. The judges may also decide to dismiss the case. - The Star

 

Bitcoin exchange clocks record highest rate of $8,190.68 on Sunday 19th Nov. 2017

 

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Clashes erupted in a Nairobi slum Sunday after four bodies were found

in the streets, hiking tensions on the eve of a Supreme Court ruling

on the validity of last month’s divisive election re-run.

 

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Pastor Joseph NJuguna (2nd left) in 1995 with his friends Mr. Mukiri (far left) and Pastor Njuguna's brother.

On right is Man of God at Heathrow Airport in his way to USA for a mission

Man of God flying on 1st Class from London to USA (left) and on right Man of God and his wife Sofie.

 

 

Storm Caroline could leave Britain colder than Lapland with odds on

a white Christmas falling amid fears of a big freeze, the Star reports...

 

 

 

An intelligence report has revealed that Kenyan-born Al Shabaab leader, Ahmed Iman,

is contemplating to quit the terror group after major fall-out with its leadership.

 

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Uhuru Kenyatta pays courtesy

call on former President Moi 


President Uhuru Kenyatta paid a courtesy call on Former President Daniel Moi at his Kabarak home this Sunday afternoon. This is not the first time Uhuru has visited Moi, in February, Uhuru met the former President, Kanu chairman Gideon Moi and West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo at Moi’s Kabarnet Gardens residence in Nairobi. Uhuru’s visit came a few weeks after his mother Mama Ngina paid Mzee Moi a visit at his Kabarak home. It was during that meeting that Kanu joined hands with Jubilee as they had done in 2013 to ensure Uhuru got enough support in the Rift Valley. Lonyangapuo said retired President Moi asked the party leadership to consider the matter. Baringo Senator Gideon Moi also reiterated his support for President Kenyatta few days after the meeting. “We in Kanu decided to back President Uhuru because we want to give him a chance to build his legacy and positively change the lives of Kenyans. He means well; let us give him our votes,” said the Senator.
The Senator reaffirmed his support for the re-election of Uhuru in the repeat elections. “Prior to the August 8 General Election, Kanu endorsed President Kenyatta but his victory was annulled by the Supreme Court. We are law abiding people thus we respected the court’s verdict and our resolve to back him in the repeat presidential poll is still solid,” stated the Kanu chairman. Uhuru’s political journey has not been a walk in the park, he suffered a humiliating defeat in his first quest to be an MP in 1997 and was rejected and once more in his first bid at the presidency in 2002 he lost. In December 2, 1989, President Moi was guest speaker as Uhuru wedded Margaret Wanjiru at the Nairobi’s Holy Family Basilica. Moi had said in his remarks: “Nafurahi kijana sasa atakua na boma yake ndio ajue kumenyana na wanaume wengine (I am happy the young man now has his own homestead and will learn to fight it out there with other men).” Uhuru’s political journey commenced after Moi’s remarks. - standardmedia.co.ke

 

Theresa May is expected to get the green light from ministers to increase her Brexit

“divorce bill” offer in a bid to break the deadlock with Brussels, the FT reports...

 

 

 

 

Bitcoin exchange clocks highest rate of $8,190.68

Bitcoin, the most powerful currency on planet earth

BITCOIN HITS RECORD HIGH HEADING TO $10,000 PER BITCOIN BY THE END OF THE YEAR

The Bitcoin closed on Monday 20th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $8,345.16 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on  Sunday 19th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $8,190.68 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Sunday 5th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $7,615.57 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Saturday 4th November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $7,373.54 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 3rd November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $7,373.54 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Thursday 2nd November 2017 with  exchange rate  of $7,042.25 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Wednesday 1st October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $6,712.31 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Tuesday 31st October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $6,453.28 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 27th October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $6,238.69 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 20th October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $6,083.47 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 16th October 2017 with  exchange rate  of $5,717.95 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Friday 13th October 2017 with  exchange rate  of 5,524.00 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Thursday 1st September 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,812.00 against the US Dollar

The Bitcoin closed on Thursday 31st August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 4,764.98 against the US Dollar

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The Bitcoin closed on Saturday 12th August 2017 with  exchange rate  of 3,806.02 against the US Dollar

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

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Danish police say Kenyan killed baby before suicide


Ms Rashida Shironya, who died in Denmark on November 10, 2017

 


Police in Denmark now say a Kenyan woman who was found dead alongside her 10-month-old son at a house in Gentofte last week could have killed her child before committing suicide. Following enquiries by the Sunday Nation, police in the town of North Zealand, which is in the Danish island of Zealand, said in an update that an examination of Ms Fridah “Rashida” Shironya’s body led them to the conclusion that she took her own life. “As part of the investigation, there has been autopsy of the deceased, as well as a number of technical examinations,” the police said in a statement on Friday, which we translated from Danish.

 

SUSPICION
Ms Shironya’s husband, a Dane, is the one who had alerted police of the death of the two. Initial reports had indicated he was being treated as a suspect but the police have ruled out his involvement. “All of these studies show that the mother killed the little boy and then herself. Nordsjællands (North Zealand) Police wishes to emphasise that the man is beyond any suspicion on the matter,” the statement added. Early last week, North Zealand police investigator Brian Grayston told the Press that the team of investigators included a forensic clinician. Ms Shironya, who is in her 20s, had been working with the Teachers Service Commission in Nairobi and she flew to Denmark in July 2014 to live with the man she had met when he worked in Kenya with a global charitable organisation. She hails from Kakamega County. 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA
Since her death, her friends have been weighing in with messages on Facebook, a social media site, particularly the ones she posted on the Thursday and Friday before her death, which made reference to emotional abuse. “Her latest posts on FB (Facebook) were a cry for help. I wish I had reached out to her,” wrote one Nyambura at the Mkenya Ujerumani blog, which largely covers issues involving Kenyans living in Germany and neighbouring countries. One of the online posts on November 9 read: “Just because a person doesn’t put hands on you, that doesn’t mean they aren’t abusive. Abuse is control, blatant disrespect, and also hurtful words.” One of Ms Shironya’s close confidants, who did not wish to be named for personal reasons, told theSunday Nation that her friend had hinted at marital problems and kept breaking down during their conversation. 

 

MARRIAGE
“I spoke to her after seeing the posts,” said the friend, who wanted her to take time off the marriage. “But she told me, ‘I can’t do anything; I have a baby’. Then she started crying. That’s the painful part of it. She was like, ‘How can I leave a baby? The moment I step out of this house, I’ll be deported’.” She assured Ms Shironya that there was no cause for deportation: “I was like, ‘No, there is no way they can deport you just like that.’ I think she didn’t have that much knowledge of what to do.” One of the last actions Ms Shironya took was to send contacts of her mother to her friend living near her house in Denmark. She also sent a contact of the Denmark friend to her mother. Ms Shironya’s friends are currently raising money on GoFundMe, an online fundraising platform, for the family in Kenya to travel to Denmark. “We are working on finding a way to bring Frida’s family to Denmark as they live in Kenya. We are appealing to people of good heart to help in financially facilitating this and the funeral for our two angels,” says a message on the site. By Saturday 47,656 Danish Krona, equivalent to Sh783,264, had been raised from 219 people. - Sunday Nation.

 

The Fall and Fall of Raila Odinga

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Pres. Kenyatta condoles with people of

Nyeri at Late Governor Gakuru funeral

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UN accuses KDF of aiding charcoal exports from Somalia

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UN urges KDF to stop Somalia charcoal export


KISMAYU TRADERS IN SOMALIA SELLING CHARCOAL ON MAY 21, 2013. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

 

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday urged the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) to implement a ban on charcoal exports which earns Al-Shabaab at least Sh1 billion ($10 million) a year. In adopting a resolution renewing the ban, the council acted on the basis of a UN monitoring group finding that Al-Shabaab earns at least $10 million a year by shipping charcoal primarily to Dubai. KDF contingents assigned to Amisom are specifically cited in the UN monitors’ report as having failed to assist Somali authorities in blocking charcoal exports. The report notes that Kenyan troops are deployed at the two ports in Somalia from which Shabaab sends charcoal to Dubai. KDF commanders have denied the monitors access to those ports in Kismayo and Buur Gaabo, the report states. The council resolution adopted by a vote of 11 in favour and four abstentions urges Amisom to assist Somali authorities in “implementing the total ban on the export of charcoal from Somalia.” - - businessdailyafrica.com

 

 

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St. Andrew’s, Turi a school with deep Scottish connection

ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED BY THE LEVET FAMILY AND TAKEN OVER BY PETER

AND JEAN LAVERS, POPULARLY KNOWN AS MA AND PA. FILE PHOTO


The Third Baron Delamere settled in Kenya in 1901. After two failed attempts to secure land from the government, he was eventually granted 100,000 acres of land in 1904 in an area between Nakuru and Njoro, which he aptly named Equator Ranch. The government later proceeded to set aside land for European settlement in the larger Nakuru area, Njoro, Molo, Kericho, Eldoret and Kitale, which came to be known as the “White Highlands”. Delamere played a large part in encouraging white settlement in these areas and his friend Lord Egerton joined him in Njoro soon after World War 1. It was for these white farmers’ children that St. Andrew’s School, Turi was established in 1931. St. Andrew is the patron saint of the Scottish people and the feast of St. Andrew is commemorated on November 30 every year in Scotland.


The school was founded by the Levet family and taken over by Peter and Jean Lavers, popularly known as Ma and Pa. Situated near Molo town at over 8,000 feet above sea level, the school sits on a generous 300 acres of prime land, which easily replicates the climate in the Scottish Highlands. The first enrolment comprised 15 pupils drawn from the white farming community at Molo and its environs. In 1944, the school was burnt to the ground following a fire in the kitchen. The British colonial government gave permission for Italian prisoners of war, who were in plentiful supply at the time, to help in rebuilding the school as the estimated cost of replacement was very high. This time the school was built using stone instead of timber. The school crest features a phoenix rising from the ashes, and an annual bonfire commemorates this episode in the school’s history. The first African pupils were admitted in the 1970s. In 1988, a secondary school based on the IGCSE system was opened for children between the ages of 13 and 18. Today St. Andrew’s, Turi is a large and successful boarding school providing a first-class education to children from East Africa and beyond. A college to prepare students for university was added in 2010.The school caters for about 600 students between the ages of five and 18.


Recently, the Kenya media was abuzz about an allegedly “leaked” menu from St. Andrews, which revealed that the students eat an array of expensive meals such as waffles, chipolatas and grilled tomatoes for breakfast and lasagna, meatballs, chicken drumsticks and turkey tagine with pitta bread for other meals. To be honest, in a school where the fees range from Sh304,000 to over Sh800,000 per term one can only expect the very best facilities all round and the exceptional quality of meals comes as no surprise. St. Andrew’s is regarded as one of the top international schools in East Africa. It is fully co-educational, and the majority of pupils are boarders. The school has an overtly Christian foundation and encourages pupils to “live and lead with integrity”. It is one of nine schools in Kenya who are members of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS), the body representing the top prep schools in Britain. The Kenyan schools form the largest IAPS group outside of Britain and, with rising numbers, are an unusual phenomenon, proving highly popular with African families as well as expatriates. As Michael Joseph famously said, “Kenyans have peculiar habits”.


Kenya is the only former British colony to have kept such a concentration of prep schools. Could these extremely “English” schools be seen as a relic of empire? Unfortunately, the Kenyan education system is based very much on passing exams whereas the system in prep schools is more holistic. The expanding number of prep schools in Kenya reflects the faith in the calibre of British education as well as in the principles that the prep schools instil. It has been argued in some quarters that the environment in these high-cost schools tends to shield pupils from the harsh conditions of the real world particularly for African children who lose touch with their culture. Parents in this case, have a huge task of filling the gap where they want their children to learn the African culture as well. Small class sizes of not more than 26 pupils, higher teacher-student ratios, a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities and more personalised and specialised teaching are the secret to success at such schools. The holistic nature of learning helps to bring out the best in each student and not necessarily in the academic realm. For those fortunate enough to afford the cost, there is real value for money at St. Andrew’s, Turi. - businessdailyafrica.com

 

Zimbabwe latest: Thousands celebrate end of Mugabe era


Jubilant scenes are unfolding on the streets of Zimbabwe's capital Harare, as protests demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe have turned to a celebration of the army's role in ending his grip on power. BBC correspondents say protesters are hugging soldiers in the crowd and cheering for them. One man told the BBC the day was "about a new beginning". The rally is supported by the army and members of the ruling Zanu-PF party. War veterans - who until last year were loyal to the president - are also saying Mr Mugabe should quit. A BBC correspondent in Harare says this is a watershed moment and there can be no return to power for Mr Mugabe. A man arriving at the rally said: "As Zimbabweans, we are saying to our army: Thank you very much for the peaceful intervention.


"And it's time for the masses of Zimbabwe to say: Mugabe must go and must go, like, yesterday. We can't wait to see his back. For us, it's about a new beginning. "For us, it's about the end of authoritarian rule and we are going to take our Zimbabwe back." Mr Mugabe, 93, had been under house arrest since the army takeover on Wednesday, but on Friday he made his first public appearance. He spoke only to open the graduation at a university of which he is chancellor. Grace Mugabe was not present. It had been thought she had left the country but it emerged on Thursday that she was at home with Mr Mugabe. The military made its move after a power struggle over the successor for Mr Mugabe, who has held power for 37 years. He sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, apparently to pave the way for his wife Grace Mugabe, who is four decades younger than him, to take over the presidency instead. The military said it was "engaging" with Mr Mugabe and would advise the public on the outcome of talks "as soon as possible". Mr Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since it gained independence from Britain in 1980.

 

Fear has lifted overnight
Analysis by the BBC's Andrew Harding in Harare
Euphoric crowds are surging through the centre of Harare, chanting "He must go!" and waving placards demanding President Mugabe's immediate resignation. People are sitting on their cars, horns blaring, and on top of buses, holding Zimbawean flags. "This is a revolution," said one man emerging from a supermarket to join the protesters. "It has been a long time coming." For years such scenes have been unthinkable in Zimbabwe, but the army and governing Zanu-PF gave these rallies their blessing, and the fear that held back so many people appears to have lifted overnight. "We just want change," said a woman in a long queue outside a bank in the centre of Harare. Others spoke of the country's deep economic problems and its soaring unemployment, and hoped that a change of leadership might improve people's lives. "Mugabe and his wife must leave the country," read one placard being waved at a crowded intersection in front of the party's headquarters. The governing party - now ruthlessly purging itself - will be hoping to retain its iron grip on power in Zimbabwe, but today's extraordinary street protests may have unlocked forces that will be hard to control.
Who is protesting in Harare?


Christopher Mutsvangwa - the leader of the influential war veterans' association - earlier this week called for a huge turnout at the rally. "We want to restore our pride and tomorrow is the day... we can finish the job which the army started." "There's no going back about Mugabe. He must leave," he said. Meanwhile, at least eight out of 10 regional branches of the Zanu-PF party voted on Friday for Mr Mugabe to resign as president and party secretary. In an unprecedented broadcast, several regional leaders appeared on state TV saying that he should step down. They also called for Grace Mugabe to resign from the party, and for Mr Mnangagwa to be reinstated in the party's central committee. The party's members agreed to mobilise support for and attend Saturday's rally. The party is planning to hold a special central committee session over the weekend to discuss the crisis. The BBC's Anne Soy says the sight of ruling party supporters, war veterans and civil society at the anti-Mugabe rallies is unprecedented.

 

 

Goons leave a trail of destruction


Organised criminals in the Nasa procession Friday left a trail of destruction as they marched from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the city centre. A man armed with a bow and arrows was captured on camera taking cover behind a police lorry, then aiming at the police near the City Stadium. At the same time, protestors lit newspapers and threw them into the police lorry, setting it ablaze. It was one of the vehicles reduced to shells on Jogoo Road. Other vehicles had their windows shattered with stones.

BLOOD
During the procession, another man was captured on camera holding a bunch of ripe bananas in his right hand while on the left, he carried a knife stained with what appeared to be fresh blood. Another gang of about 10 men broke into an M-Pesa kiosk along Jogoo Road. In another incident during the chaotic day, youthful men broke into Airtel branded kiosk and Amarus shop on the road. At Burma market, youths stormed the stalls and looted soft drinks and slaughtered chicken as well. Fruit vendors who operate on the roadside also lost their goods. A Nation vehicle carrying journalists was stoned and its windscreen shattered by youths. The matter was officially reported to police.

AIRPORT
In the Nasa procession, there was a pick-up truck loaded with jerricans, from which the supporters picked water to wash their faces when tear-gassed. All the way from the airport, where supporters received Mr Odinga, a group of youths shielded the politicians and never left their side even when they reached the police blockades. But at the junction of Haile Selassie Avenue and Processional Way, one of Uhuru Park’s exits, the crowd ran for cover to Railway Club grounds, leaving the politician’s SUVs, forcing them to drive on. Lynching incidents were reported on Landhies Road, country bus and at Ngonya wa Gakonya grounds at Ngara. National Police Service spokesman George Kinoti said five people were killed in the chaos. - Daily Nation.

 

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Five people killed, scores injured as Raila's return turns chaotic

 

 

"We can't have a 93-year-old person ruling more than 15 million people," a poster circulating around the capital Harare says.

 

Raila convoy teargassed

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Four die as aircraft and helicopter

crash in mid-air near Waddesdon


Four people have died after an aircraft and a helicopter crashed in mid-air over Buckinghamshire. Two people were killed in each aircraft, Thames Valley Police said. Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said they have launched a joint investigation to establish the cause of the collision just after midday at Waddesdon Estate, near Aylesbury. A Wycombe Air Park spokesman said both aircraft came from the airfield.

 

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Chaos and gunshots as Raila Odinga enters Nairobi CBD

Chaos, teargas, running battles and suspected live bullets marred Nasa leader Raila Odinga's entry into Nairobi city centre upon his arrival from the US on Friday. Mr Odinga left Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in a convoy of tens of vehicles accompanied by a host of Nasa leaders and hundreds of their supporters.

GRIDLOCK
Chaos started immediately the convoy left the airport, with the vehicle ferrying Mr Odinga taking the wrong side of Mombasa Road. This was because the route heading to Mombasa had a gridlock stretching kilometres following violent confrontations between police and Mr Odinga’s supporter in the morning. The Nasa supporters wanted to force their way into the airport but police lobbed teargas canisters at City Cabanas and other sections of the road to arrest their march. The convoy later diverted from Mombasa Road to Jogoo Road but the chaos followed Mr Odinga and his team as police engaged youths in running battles. Their plan was to march through Jogoo Road on to Haile Sellasie Avenue, then into Uhuru Park, but the violent confrontations just would not stop.

LOSSES
The clashes between Nasa supporters and police brought business to a standstill on the busy road that serves eastern parts of the capital. The City Stadium roundabout was brought to a standstill as police blocked road in their bid to stop the chaos from spilling over into town. For the better part of the afternoon, no traffic was not moving as traders closed kiosks and fled for their safety. A mini bus belonging to Forward Travellers sacco, a police lorry and two pull carts were torched outside Burma Market. Along the road, smoke from burning tyres billowed and competed with the teargas police were firing without stopping.

BULLETS
From Rikana Supermarket all the way to Muthurwa Market, the road was littered with the rocks Nasa supporters used to engage the police. The chaos took a different turn at Muthurwa after Nasa supporters were engaged by rival group believed to be Jubilee supporters. President Uhuru Kenyatta's supporters are opposed to Nasa demos, which they argue disrupt businesses and lead to destruction of property and loss of lives. Police used verbal orders, teargas, live bullets to restore calm and order on the road without much success. They also sprayed the youths with two water canons but Nasa supporters would not stop charging at them. At some point, police resorted to using live bullets, with gunshots heard for a few minutes near Muthurwa Market. A man was seen in pain on live TV after he was allegedly shot in the foot.

JOURNALISTS HIT
Motorists and journalists were not spared as they attacked and injured in the chaos. A Nation car has been hit by a teargas canister lobbed by the police. The canister hit and smashed the car’s windscreen. The police threw the canister as the car made its way through the Likoni roundabout to join the Jogoo road. Inside the car the Nation reporters Silas Apollo, Brian Moseti, photographer Denis Onsongo and driver Nicholas Musyoka. Earlier, police assaulted Mr Moseti at the airport and snatched him his staff badge. The officers accused the journalist of taking their pictures as they battled the protesters. The attack on the car occurred in the convoy of Mr Odinga who was en-route to the city's central business district. KTN journalist Duncan Khaemba was also hit and injured on the head as he reported the violence that was covered live by national TV stations. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

Wreckage of ill-fated chopper recovered

at Lake Nakuru after three-week search


Part of the ill-fated helicopter that was recovered at lake Nakuru. Nakuru, Kenya: Divers from Kenya Navy have located the helicopter which crashed into Lake Nakuru after more than three weeks of search. The helicopter crashed into the lake a few minutes after take-off from Jarika Hotel on October 21 morning with five people on board. The five who were in the ill-fated helicopter owned and operated by Flex Air Charters included Apollo Malowa (pilot), Veronicah Muthoni, Sam Gitau, John Mapozi and Anthony Kipyegon. Bodies of the pilot and Kipyegon were recovered in the first week of the search to the relief of parents who had camped at the Lake Nakuru National Park. The search conducted by experts from various fields and professional divers drawn from Kenya Navy assisted by Kenya Rescue Divers and Kenya Life Savers has not been successful for the past 28 days. - The Standard

 

 

Emmy Kosgei Kneels Before Her

Husband and Social Media Can’t Cope


A photo of gospel artist Emmy Kosgei kneeling before her husband has hit social media leaving many women gasping and men wishing. In her own wisdom, humility is key and controlling one’s character pays off. And to cap it, treating your husband like a king will add the much-needed value to your marriage. Putting her words into actions, she knelt before her husband Apostle Madubuko as an act of humility and submission.

‘’Humility is never a weakness in life.. pride as they say comes before a fall. It doesn’t hurt to humble yourself, it doesn’t take anything out of you it actually adds! You remain a rib and helper to him regardless of you status financially or otherwise, must you be right always.


Must your point come through always Must you announce your contribution inyour marriage Must it be known that you do all things
Learn to tame your character, learn to bite your tongue. Treat him like a king that he is, love and honor him…. some little acts look foolish but it adds value! Do it out of love! Wisdom is profitable! Step down from 7th flr.’’ She posted.


As expected, it did not go well with everyone and some thought her actions were out of order.


morigold007 No, I will never do this shit: D. King my a** haha


mom_angel_the_iron_lady Not by kneeling for him only for God not a husband cheeiiiii abomination


ikuamrs To my God only….


Some of the comments read.


Well whatever the case, to each his/her own. In an interview with Eve Woman Mercy Masika another celebrated  gospel singer said that humility was key in marriage. In her words “Submission is greatness under authority and ordained by God. Pride is a big culprit for failure in marriages.” She however said that that should not be misused or taken advantage of. Emmy and Madubuko have been married for four years after an unforgettable wedding they threw down in Kenya in 2013. - Standardmedia.co.ke

 

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FORMER UK RESIDENT HAS AUTHORED A BOOK

Esther Wairumbi has authored a book being launched 8th December in Nairobi and you are all welcomed.  Her new book IDEAS INTO PROFIT 8 Essential steps, To Help Make Your Business Idea A Reality; highlights on some of the steps a successful entrepreneur needs to consider to ensure success.

From her expansive experience in banking sector in the city of London where she advised and supported SME for many years, she shares helpful advice, useful tip and pitfalls to avoid when starting up. The book is aimed at those wishing to take their business ideas to the next level and also to encourage many people to consider entrepreneurship in order to create opportunities for themselves and for others.

Unemployment level globally is alarmingly high and predicted to rise. For many young people the future outlook is not promising. Faced with dwindling employment opportunities, jobs for life becoming extinct and shrinking pension pots, a decent lifestyle is just but a dream for many. Equally disturbing is the high levels of people who work but still live in poverty.
For those with a passion to venture into business, it is one way to create opportunities for themselves, for others and also a great way to create multiple streams of income if in employment.

Many wonnabe entrepreneurs with viable business ideas, venture into business but start the journey ill equip because they lack the right business knowledge and skills necessary to run a sustainable business, and therefore ends up disappointed, making losses or closing down. Esther is a Business Management graduate, an Oxford-Cambridge Certified Trainer, experienced Coach in Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Life skills. Her passion is in empowering others. For a copy of the book please contact estherw4444@gmail.com

 

US firm to invest in pyrethrum in Kenya

 

A CANADIAN HOUSING NGO FOR KENYA COMING TO LONDON - MAKE A DATE

The Non-Profit making NGO is selling a 3-bedroom house for KShs. 7.6 million

Option Homes International Canada team (left) and a sample of the houses they are building in Kenya. The team

will be meeting Kenyans in the UK on Wednesday 15th November and Saturday 18th November in Stratford, London

 

A Canadian Housing NGO team with footprints in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC and Cameroon team are coming to the UK. They want to meet Kenyans and sell their idea of Affordable Houses for the Communities in Kenya. A 3-bedrooom house is going for KShs. 7.6 million. The team will be in London, UK as from 13th to 18th November, 2017. They will be meeting Kenyans on Wednesday 15th November, 2017 at 4.00 p.m. and on Saturday 18th November, 2017 as from 2.00 p.m. at The Holiday Inn 196 High St, London E15 2NE. The team has some upcoming projects in Kenya. Please confirm if you want to attend the meeting through Mr. Seed on 07951220695 (text or whatsapp) or through email misterseed@yahoo.co.uk


Options Homes International is a Not-for-Profit organization and an affiliate of Options for Homes Canada. They build quality and cost -effective homes for sale. They have started some housing project in Kenya.


Options Model
The Options model focuses on building homes at the lowest possible cost to make them affordable to as many people as possible. This low-cost development approach yields a significant amount of surplus.


In the Options model the surplus is transferred to a non-profit entity created explicitly to manage surplus for the benefit of the entire community. This entity reinvests the surplus in more housing developments and in social enterprises, and in the process creates even more surplus that is again captured and reinvested. The result is a self-perpetuating financing model that quickly generates significant financial resources for the community.


Options for Homes Non-Profit Corporation (“Options”) is dedicated to providing quality homes in great communities at the best possible price. Options strives to bring homeownership within reach for households with a wide range of income levels, from young families to those downsizing from a larger home. This goal has been achieved with all of our communities.


Since 1994, Options and its affiliated organizations across Canada and abroad have provided over 6,500 households with homeownership opportunities. Options has assembled an experienced team of professionals and builders to produce quality homes our owners can enjoy. Options acts as a consultant to homeowners, working on their behalf to create their community. For more information please contact marketing@optionsinternational.net


Supreme Court ruling due Monday as petitions conclude

 

 

 

Princes and businessmen held by Saudi authorities over alleged corruption are being told to hand over

large chunks of their wealth as the price of their freedom, according to the Financial Times..

 

Returning where our parents were shot in front of us


Seventy years ago, a young British couple was shot dead at a mission hospital in Kashmir, making orphans of their three sons - one only two weeks old. To mark the anniversary two of those sons, now white-haired, made a personal pilgrimage to the spot. "I feel very emotional to be here," says Doug Dykes, standing yards from the veranda where his mother and father suffered fatal bullet wounds when he was two years old. "I saw my parents being killed - that's what I've been told. My father tried to stop the attackers approaching the nuns and he was shot. I ran screaming towards my father. My mother ran after me - and then she was also shot." There's a touch of anguish in his recollections - a sense that he may in some way have been responsible for the death of his mother. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
 

 

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Carer jailed for 21 years after 'smashing skull' of

90-year-old woman with seven-inch hammer


A carer who smashed the skull of a 90-year-old woman with a seven-inch hammer and stabbed her in the throat has been jailed for 21 years for attempted murder. Abosede Adeyinka, 52, was handed the prison term at Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday following the attack on 90-year-old Pamela Batten at her home in Lilac Place, Yiewsley . She was the former carer of Ms Batten's late husband Ernest. Adeyinka, of Hayman Crescent, Hayes , was convicted by a jury at the court on Wednesday (November 1), following eight days of evidence at a trial after the defendant pleaded not guilty. Born in Woolwich but raised in Nigeria, Adeyinka returned to the UK as an adult. The court heard she was previously convicted while aged in her late 20s and 30s on actual bodily harm and burglary charges. She had worked as a Sunday school teacher, educating more than 30 young children in London, and had previously worked at St Mary's Hospital in an administrative role for several years. The carer was heard sobbing in the dock as the judge delivered his sentence. Judge Peter Clarke QC said: "You went to Pamela Batten's house and rang the bell or knocked on the door but there was no answer. "There was a long delay so you went to the keysafe for which you knew the combination. "You thought you were going into an empty house, which shows your intentions." Earlier the court was told that Ms Batten's husband, who Adeyinka had cared for before his death, had kept a sum of money in the house that Ms Batten was not aware of.

 

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe in crunch talks over his future


Robert Mugabe met the army chief who led the move against him


Zimbabwe's long-time President Robert Mugabe has been holding direct talks with the army over his future. Pictures emerged of the 93-year-old meeting the army chief and two envoys from South Africa at his official residence in Harare. The army put Mr Mugabe under house arrest on Wednesday after moving in to take control. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says Mr Mugabe must resign but sources suggest the president is resistant.

 

President Mugabe, his wife Grace and Army General Emmerson Mnangagwa


Why did the military take this action?
President Mugabe has been in control of Zimbabwe since it threw off white minority rule in 1980. However, the power struggle over who might succeed him, between his wife Grace Mugabe and former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has split the ruling Zanu-PF party in recent months. Last week, Mr Mugabe came down in favour of his wife, sacking Mr Mnangagwa, a veteran of Zimbabwe's anti-colonial struggle. That proved too much for military leaders, who seized control of the country on Wednesday. "He is refusing to step down. I think he is trying to buy time," one source close to the army leadership told the AFP news agency. Zanu-PF officials had earlier suggested Mr Mugabe could remain nominally in power until the party congress in December, when Mr Mnangagwa would be formally installed as party and national leader.


What do South Africa and the region want?

South Africa is hosting millions of Zimbabweans who fled after the country's economy crashed in 2008. It has a special interest in seeing stability restored. South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Maphisa-Nqakula and State Security Minister Bongani Bongo are the envoys meeting Mr Mugabe on behalf of Sadc, which South Africa currently leads. They will be pushing for a democratic solution. The body, which represents 16 countries, does not support coup-led governments as this would set a dangerous precedent in the largely peaceful region, says the BBC's Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg. The head of the African Union (AU), Guinean President Alpha Condé, was clear the AU would "in no case accept" a military seizure of power. He said he was "inviting the army to return to its barracks and return to constitutional order".


And Zimbabwe's opposition?
Mr Tsvangirai, head of the Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T) party and the main opposition leader in Zimbabwe, said on Thursday: "In the interests of the people, Mr Robert Mugabe must resign... immediately." Mr Tsvangirai, who has been abroad receiving treatment for cancer, also called for a "negotiated all-inclusive transitional mechanism" that would lead to "comprehensive reforms for free and fair elections to be held". This has been echoed by another Zimbabwean opposition leader, Tendai Biti, who told the BBC: "It is urgent that we go back to democracy... that we go back to legitimacy but we need a transitional period and I think, I hope, that dialogue can now be opened between the army and Zimbabweans."

 

Petitioners slapped with KSh80mn bill to copy voters register

Hours after the Supreme Court granted their adamant pleading for access to the register, the

petitioners returned to the court through counsel Harun Ndubi, to protest the cost


It was a case of biting off more than one can chew when rights defenders Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa were confronted with the Sh80 million cost of copying the voters register. Hours after the Supreme Court granted their adamant pleading for access to the register, the petitioners returned to the court through counsel Harun Ndubi, to protest the cost. Ndubi submitted to the court that they had expected the ‘State’ to foot the KShs. 80 million bill from the printers.
“Access to justice must be reasonable. Now this fee they’re asking for Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa of Sh80 million is completely unreasonable. We will not afford it let me say bluntly,” Ndubi told the court. Chief Justice David Maraga was however unsympathetic and was unrelenting that if Mue and Khalifa wanted a hard copy of the register, it was only right that they bear the cost. Especially as, IEBC submitted, the cost had been made clear to the petitioners right from the onset, at the filing of its responses. “In the reply of the Commission, that figure was actually indicated. If it is to be produced within the time that is remaining for this court to sit, it requires to be done in the factory. That will take about two days and that is the cost of production. If it was to be copied, in Kenya, at the normal rate of photocopying or printing, it will take about two weeks for all 450,000 pages at a cost of Sh40 million,” translating to about Sh89 per A3 page.

Forced to choose between parting with a cool Sh80 million and a free soft copy, the petitioners settled for the latter. In addition to a certified copy of the voters register, the Supreme Court also directed the IEBC to provide Mue and Khalifa access to the original presidential election result forms now popularly known as 34A, 34B and C. It however declined to compel the IEBC to open up its servers, make available the KIEMS logs, proffer its internal memos or avail polling station diaries on the grounds that the IEBC had already made available some of these records but also: “Because of the sheer impracticability of their implementation given the short time left for the determination of the petitions at hand. “Others have been declined because they were not pleaded with sufficient articularity in the petition yet others were declined on grounds that they are couched in such general terms as to be no more than fishing expeditions,” Supreme Court judge Smokin Wanjala gave by way of explanation. - CapitalFM

 

 

Man freed after 'wrongly' spending 45

years in jail for rape and kidnap of nurse


 Wilbert Jones walked free from prison after his conviction was overturned. Pic: Innocence Project New Orleans A US man has been freed from jail after "wrongly" serving nearly 50 years in jail for the rape and kidnap of a nurse. Wilbert Jones has walked free from prison after a judge overturned his conviction for the crime, which took place in Louisiana in 1971. He thanked God for his freedom and for his loyal family, who never gave up hope, as he left the prison in Baton Rouge where he had been moved in preparation for his release. He also hugged his legal team at the Innocence Project New Orleans, the charity that had worked for more than a decade to get him out of jail. Earlier this week, State District Judge Richard Anderson said the case was "weak at best" and authorities withheld evidence that could have cleared him decades ago. On Tuesday, when the court heard he would be released, Mr Jones showed no reaction even though many of his relatives were reduced to tears as they hugged each other. His lawyer, Emily Maw, praised his "extraordinary strength" for spending "over 16,000 days in prison for something he didn't do". His niece Wajeedah Jones said she expected his first request on being released to be served his favourite food. "We will have the gumbo ready for him when he gets out," she said.
 

 

WORD OF TODAY

2 Timothy 1:5

 

Develop your child’s potential
We read in 2 Timothy 1:5: "I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also." It’s said Timothy became an apostle when he was seventeen. He was Paul’s spiritual son, and his designated successor. And it happened because of two women: his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice. Interestingly, his father and grandfather are not mentioned. So as a single parent you can raise a winning child. According to a ten-year study conducted at Harvard Medical School, there are six factors related to the eventual intellectual capacity of a child: 1) The most critical period of a child’s mental development is between eight and eighteen months old. 2) The mother is usually the most important person in the child’s environment. 3) The amount of ‘live’ language directed to the child between twelve and eighteen months is absolutely critical. 4) Children given free access to living areas of their homes progressed much faster than those whose movements are restricted. 5) The family is the most important educational delivery system. 6) The best parents are those who excel at three key functions: they are superb designers and organisers of their children’s environments; they permit their children to interrupt them for brief thirty-second episodes during which personal comfort and information are exchanged; finally, they are firm disciplinarians while simultaneously showing great affection for their children. In other words, they love their kids, talk to them, treat them with respect, expose them to interesting things, organise their time, discipline them fairly, and raise them in strong stable families. It’s a time-honoured recipe for producing bright (and happy) children.

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Kenyan Woman and 10-Month-Old Son

Found Dead in Apartment in Denmark


Police in Copenhagen, Denmark are currently investigating the mysterious deaths of a Kenyan woman and her son in their apartment. The woman, who has since been identified as Fridah Rashida – a native of Kakamega, and her 10-month-old son, Kwanza, were found dead on Saturday morning in Gentofte, a municipality about 20 minutes from Copenhagen. According to reports from Denmark, police suspect foul play but no suspect has been arrested so far. Police said they received a call from the woman’s husband and child’s father after he reportedly found them dead. “We found a woman and a little boy. We had technicians and an on-the-spot forensic clinician to investigate what happened in the apartment,” investigator Brian Grayston of North Zealand(Nordsjællands) Police said as reported by the Danish paper, BT. The husband was questioned by the police upon their arrival at the scene, but he was later released. He is currently not a suspect in the case. Due to the sensitivity of the case, the police in their press statement could not disclose the cause of deaths or any other details. “Of course we have talked to the father and he has been allowed to go afterwards, as everything points to the fact that it is a very tragic event in the small family,” added Brian Grayston. - http://nairobiwire.com

 

Kansiime Anne African Comedy

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ANNE KANSIIME’S MARRIAGE WITH OJOK IS NO

MORE, TALES OF CHEATING AND BARRENNESS


In 2013, Gerald Ojok drove all the way to Anne Kansiime’s home in Kabale where the two were officially married in a traditional ceremony. It was a union of an Acholi man and a Mukiga woman. It was not just a marriage of two people, it was a marriage of two tribes and two separate regions. In 2016, BigEyeUG broke the story when the first signs of a marriage break-up had begun to show. This had mainly been attributed to Kansiime’s busy career where she had been unable to find time for her man. Nonetheless, the families spoke sense to the couple and the two got back together. But now, it seems Ojok finally gave out and the two have gone separate ways. It all started when Kansiime built her Kansiime Backpackers at Lake Bunyonyi. As such, Kansiime started spending most of her time in Kabale and less time in Kampala. Ojok who had already complained that he was tired of eating the maid’s food everyday was now complaining of ‘long time no see’ when it came to his wife. The Kyambogo University employee would take weeks, sometimes even a month without seeing Kansiime. “The few days Kansiime would come to Kampala, she would be packing up her clothes for a gig outside the country. She was either on the plane or in Kabale,” a friend to the couple tells us.


All of a sudden, rumours begun circulating that Ojok was cheating on Kansiime. This infuriated the Ninja causing her to separate bedrooms and opt for the guest’s bedroom whenever she was in Kampala. Ojok on the other hand was dealing with endless questions from his family that kept asking for a child. “Honestly, the family said that it was coming to five years and there was no child in the marriage and Ojok was not getting any younger. They wondered whether Kansiime was just childless or was just not interested in giving Ojok a child,” a friend further narrates. One unfortunate day, Ojok landed on some paper evidence of his wife being on contraceptives. He was in shock. Ojok could not believe that all along Kansiime had intentionally just denied him an offspring. Did she not trust him? Had she chosen a great career over her marriage? It is then that he confronted Africa’s queen of comedy and all hell broke loose.


According to their neighbours, Kansiime kept telling Ojok; “you are not the man I got married to. I don’t think I still feel the same way I felt about this marriage. I need some soul-searching.” The black chocolate as Kansiime prefers to call him went mad and hinted that Anne’s over reliance on contraceptives could have been the cause of the miscarriage. It was a straw breaker. Anne broke down in tears, something that is very uncommon among Bakiga. As such Ojok’s marriage has become a joke. Although once in a while, Kansiime may post a photo of Ojok, to many friends, all this had become a disguise tactic for a marriage that is no more. Although the two once in a while meet at their Kampala house, it is not the same love in the air. Ojok says he can’t stand going to Kabale and managing the backpackers as he says it makes it look as if it’s Kansiime that married him.

 

 

Zimbabwe: Who really is "Gucci Grace" Mugabe, the

"Crocodile"'s wife and country's first lady?

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Don't worry, God will use your case to prove to them that,

their pushing you away, does not determine your destiny

He pushed me away and later said "sorry"

I went to the banking hall few months ago. As I was about to enter, a man ran ahead of me and pushed me away, so he could quickly join the long queue before me.

I did not say anything.He thought l would come behind him, but I was actually not there to withdraw some cash, I had come to deposit.

So I walked to the deposit machine and I was the only one there.When I finished depositing and I was about to leave the hall, the man came from the queue and apologized for pushing me away.

With a regretting smile on the face,he said 'I am sorry please for pushing you away, I thought you were coming to this queue".

I just smiled and assured him not to worry. But since then, the lesson in this story kept coming to my mind, and I feel I should share it, for us all to learn from it.

Family, who are you "pushing away"and trying to outrun in the race for destiny, relationship, bussiness, ministry, career,etc?

Are you sure that you're going to the same 'queue' (destination)? Your path may seem the same, but your destinations are different!

How many people did you say 'sorry to' after you mistakenly pushed them aside, before you realized that, that person was not actually going to the same queue as you?

Are you reading this and you are pushing people away by slandering them, hindering their progress, blocking their promotion, spoiling their good names through lies and rumours, all in a bid to 'get there' before them.

I challenge you today, to take it easy.You might not be going to the same destination. It might surprise you later that, with all your pushing away that you're doing, they may still leave you on the 'queue' of destiny.

Finally, are you reading this and you can feel people in your office, ministry, business, etc pushing you away so that they can get ahead of you?

Don't worry, God will use your case to prove to them that, their pushing you away, does not determine your destiny, it is the Lord who does.

Please, don't push away anybody whom you might meet on the same path, because you might not be going to the same' queue' (destination).

Everyone has unique and special destiny. Run your race.In my case I will limp my race.

 

 

 


Zimbabwe crisis: Did China give nod to army takeover?


The Chinese military holds a welcoming ceremony for Gen. Constantine Chiwenga 


The general behind Zimbabwe’s coup may have sought Chinese approval days before the army launched its takeover of Robert Mugabe’s government, it emerged on Wednesday. Mr Mugabe remained under house arrest, still president of Zimbabwe if in name alone, a prisoner of once slavishly loyal generals who now hold the country’s fate in their hands. As the former British colony faced a deeply uncertain future under military tutelage, a trip to Beijing by Gen Constantine Chiwenga, the head of the armed forces, last week has reignited concerns about rising Chinese influence in Africa. The general held high-level meetings with officials from the Defence Ministry, and visited a school to observe a Shaolin Kung Fu class.  Although the Chinese foreign ministry insisted Gen Chiwenga’s visit was a “routine visit”, analysts have suggested that Beijing may have given the rebellious army chief its tacit blessing in advance. Mr Mnangagwa and his allies have made conscious efforts to court Beijing as both an investor and a military partner.  China, which has displaced Western rivals to become Africa’s largest trading partner and is a major investor in Zimbabwe, notably declined to call for Mr Mugabe’s restoration yesterday, despite his long ties to Beijing dating back to the Cold War.
Last year, China pledged to invest $4bn in Zimbabwe for investment, loans and aid over the next three years.  Responding to the coup, the Chinese foreign ministry merely stated that Beijing was “paying close attention to developments”, prompting suggestions that China had agreed to sacrifice “Comrade Mugabe” in the interests of an orderly succession.

 

 

Registration for all Kenyans of the age of 70 and above

Kindly note...registration for all Kenyans of the age of 70 and above for the inua Jamii cash transfer programs under the ministry of EAC,labour and social protection will commence on 3rd July to 31st August 2017,the eligibility criteria is a national id and all persons over the age of 70 rich or poor...first payment will be on January 2018. Pass this information as much as possible.


They will be given NHIF cards with a limit of 3.2m per year (I may be wrong about the limit), and will cover many treatments like dialysis, prostrate, Hypertension, major & minor surgeries, cancer treatments e.g. radiation, chamotherapy, etc.


Please let's register our parents (those who have reached the age of 70). Free treatment in all Government hospitals as well as any other private hospital graded A by NHIF. For hospitals graded B, also coverage is pretty high.


Registration is at the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection

 

Mugabe wife flees Zimbabwe as Military takes over


There are explosions in Harare as military vehicles roll in but the army denies seizing power as forces detain Robert Mugabe. Armoured vehicles have been spotted heading towards Harare,Zimbabwe‘s capital, a day after the army commander threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over President Robert Mugabe‘s sacking of his deputy. Eyewitnesses said military vehicles were also blocking major roads outside the city, with the ruling ZANU-PF party, led by Mr Mugabe, accusing the head of the army, General Constantino Chiwenga, of “treasonable conduct”. Mr Mugabe – the only leader Zimbabwe has known in 37 years of independence – sparked a rift with the military by sacking his Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa, 75, last week. The long-serving veteran of Zimbabwe’s 1970s liberation wars had been viewed as a likely successor to the President. However, his downfall appeared to pave the way for Mr Mugabe’s wife, Grace, to succeed her 93-year-old husband. Mr Mnangagwa, who enjoyed the backing of the military, fled the country and said he and his family had been threatened. Over 100 senior officials allegedly supporting him have been listed for disciplinary measures by a faction associated with Ms Mugabe.


On Monday, General Chiwenga warned that the military would not hesitate to step in to end purges against former liberation war fighters, including Mr Mnangagwa, who is known as the “crocodile” because of his perceived shrewdness. “We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that, when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in,” said General Chiwenga in a statement. “The current purging ... targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop forthwith.” The commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces, and political ally of Mr Mnangagwa, added that the ZANU-PF had been hijacked by people who did not fight in the 1970s conflict, which some commentators read as a criticism of Ms Mugabe: a vocal critic of the former Vice President. In response to the General’s words, ZANU-PF issued a statement accusing the commander of “treasonable conduct”, saying his comments were “clearly calculated to disturb national peace and stability” and were “meant to incite insurrection”. It was not clear whether the commander still had his post.

 

Tension in Kampala after Ugandan opposition leader

Kizza Besigye swore himself in as the president

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One person held as arsonists burn vehicle in Dundori forest in Nakuru county


Police in Bahati have launched investigations into an incident in which unknown people drove a car into Dundori forest and set it ablaze. According to residents living near the forest, several gunshots were heard at around midday within the forest before a huge dark smoke was seen billowing from the forest. “I was going on with my normal duties at home when I heard gunshots in the forest. As I rushed to my neighbour, a huge plume of black smoke filled the sky, which prompted us to report the matter at Dundori Police Post,” said Peter Kuria, a local resident. Through the registration number of the vehicle, the police were able to identify the owner who was called in and assisted in the arrest of one of the suspects. “We identified the owner of the vehicle, Mr Edward Mwangi, using the registration details. He had hired the vehicle to two people in Roysambu, Nairobi, one of whom we have since arrested,” said Mr Wafula. One of the suspects, a 19-year-old student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agricultural Technology, was arrested after the police laid a trap. “The owner of the vehicle called one of the people he had hired the vehicle to and organised for a meeting. One of the boys showed up and was arrested,” said the OCPD. - The Standard.

 

 

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A British tourist and her Canadian friend have been found dead at a backpackers' hostel in Cambodia.

Natalie Seymour, 22, and Abbey Gail Amisola, 27, have been named in reports as being

found in the Monkey Republic Guest House in the southern city of Kampot.

 

RETURNING RESIDENT SECOND HAND

VEHICLES REDUCED FROM 8 TO 7 YEARS

 

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Mining

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The Daily Mail splash says half of pensioners in England are taking at least five drugs a day...

 

"Can you fly with us to Nairobi Mr. Seed through Kigali then Nairobi"

Caught at the World Travel Market in Excel, London last week is Rwanda Air team at the Rwanda Stand. As I passed through the stand Rwanda Air country Manager Mr. Dennis Malala Rwiliriza (far left) said: "Can you fly with us to Nairobi through Kigali, then Nairobi. We are now flying from Gatwick Airport." where he was accompanied by Rwanda Air Accounts Manager Donna Holmes (2nd left). At the same stand, Kenya and Friends in the Park team Mercy Kiminta and Lydiah Olet caught up with the Rwanda Air team where they supplied them with a copy of "Karibu" magazine. Rwanda Air is now flying from Gatwick Airport to Kigali and then Nairobi with a one and a half hour stop over in Kigali. They are flying on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Their fares are very competitive. You can make a booking with Rwanda Air through Tel: +44 1293874096 or visit www.rwandair.com

 

 

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Australia votes to legalise same sex marriage

 

A KENYAN AND HIS FAMILY LIVING IN ST. KITTS, CARIBBEAN

I met a Kenyan Mr. Peter Ngunjiri at the World Travel Market, Excel, London last week. Mr. Ngunjiri and his family has been living at  St. Kitts & Nevis, Caribbean for the last 20 years. How did he end up living in the tiny islands in the Caribbean?

You can contact him on +1869 662 6248 for full information. - CLICK HERE FOR ST. KITTS' MAP

 

 

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Kenyan Parents
Hizo Vikombe Ni Za Wageni

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IS YOUR MONEY EARNING YOU INTEREST ABROAD?

Co-operative Bank of Kenya Retail Banking Manager Ms. Nancy Gathuku (far right) explaining the adventages of the bank to the Deputy High Commisioner Mrs. Grace Cerere (far right) during their UK tour in UK last month. Taking notes is Anne Kamau (2nd right) Commercial Attache at the Kenya High Commission. Mrs. Milka Wachira (2nd right), Julieanne and Francis of Co-op Bank escorted their boss.


The answer is NO.
Send your money to Co-operative Bank or fixed deposit account and earn an interest of 7% minimum for any deposit above Kes. 100.000


Fund your account today using Wave app and World Remit.


To open a call or fixed account contact James Muchiri on +254 708 345 355 or Francis Manyonje +254 720 360 405 or Julieanne Onsando on +254 722 343 097.


Email: muchirij@co-opbank.co.ke, fmanyonje@co-opbank.co.ke, jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke


Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke/diaspora

 

 

 

YOU CAN NOW GET x5   LOAN FROM HERI HOMES SACCO

Heri Homes CEO Mr. Kimani Kimotho (left) and Mary Njonjo, Marketing Director of Heri Homes presenting

documents to the Cecilia (centre) a UK pensioner who has bought a house cash in Kikuyu Road phase one

 

Save money with a goal of owning a House through the New Heri homes Co-operative Society

Types of people to benefit :

1.If you do not have lumpsum for deposit

2.If you have the deposit but can't keep up with the repayment balance instalments.

3.If you have saved a deposit and you need us to finance you the balance so that you can buy the house cash(you enjoy great discounts).

Under the cooperative society, we have the housing fund which offers loans under the following :

1. Save for 6months

2. Get 5 times amount saved

3. Minimum loan is 1million shillings (must have saved 200k)

4. Interest is 1.25% per month

5. Repayment period is 5 years (60months)

6. Entrance fees is 25k:

* 20k share capital (1)

* 2k registration

* 3k minimum monthly contribution (you need to be up to date at time of borrowing)

6. No security and guarantors required - your house acts as collateral

7. Easy and fast approvals as long as you meet the required minimum savings.

8. Recieve monthly statements and enjoy real time, project updates,upcoming groundbreakings and upcoming Heri homes events.

Make a wise decision, and
Start saving now!!
It's never too late.
It's that simple to own a house!

For more information please contact Mary Njonjo 07404679182

or +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke

 


 

 

Final Xmas Deliveries by Sea!

Luton, UK

 

Dear customer,


The Xmas shipment by sea has now left, we are now collecting for the next shipment scheduled to leave by 25th November. Our weekly AIRFREIGHT shipment is every Friday and cut off is on Thursdays. Kindly send your address if you would like us to pass by or call our office line 01582 561029 for booking. Morris Njuguna 07949 531 238 07474 951 195 Sanaipei 01582 561029 0739 810 5110 Kenya Exports Ltd.

 

 

WILL BE COMPLETE BY THE END OF THE YEAR

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCHILL EPISODE

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CO-OPERATIVE BANK ASSISTS YOU TO INVEST BACK HOME

Co-operative Bank of Kenya Retail Banking Manager Ms. Nancy Gathuku signing a visitor's book at the Kenya High Commission offices in London in July. She was accompanied by the Co-operative Bank Diaspora team from far right is Julianne, Francis and Milka Wachira (far left). Mr. Evans Kinyanjui of the High Commission witnessed the occasion.


Would you like to buy land in Kenya?
Would you like to buy a property in Kenya?
Would you like to build on your land?


Look no further, Co-operative Bank has mortgage products to suit your needs.
We can finance you a maximum of 80% at 10% interest p.a. (terms and conditions apply)
We further provide due diligence on the property you are buying through our panel of experts i.e. lawyers and valuers


Deal with the bank directly! No relatives involved!
Talk to the experts today: Francis Manyonje +254 720 360 405, Julieanne Onsando on +254 722 343 097 or James Muchiri on +254 708 345 355.
Email: fmanyonje@co-opbank.co.ke, jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke, muchirij@co-opbank.co.ke,
Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke/diaspora

 

Kansiime Anne African Comedy

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Diaspora Care

Today, Kenyans can be found in virtually every capital city in the world undertaking different activities including work, studies, business, sports, etc. While abroad, the majority of Kenyans retain active links at home in Kenya which is attested to by the fact that their remittances back home have been found, through studies, to play a key role in Kenya’s economy. While abroad, Kenyans remit monies back home for various purposes that include real estate, business whether active or prospective/speculative, charity etc. In this regard, there arises a need for Kenyans in the Diaspora to access legal services in a timely manner for any or all of the following issues:
Representation of one’s legal interests in Kenya on diverse matters such as:

* Land Matters – undertaking due diligence on identified property, drafting the sale agreement, drafting necessary transfer documents, liaison with various persons, representation in meetings that require legal representation, registration of transfer documents, and attending court to articulate the client’s concerns where necessary;


* Corporate Matters – incorporation of company, business, partnership or joint venture; attending crucial meetings on client’s behalf including voting by proxy where requested to; restructuring of company such as change of shareholding, name change, and increase of share capital; restructuring of business or partnership; filing of annual returns at company registry; drafting of contracts and agreements for various purposes; preparation of legal opinions; advising on the necessary licences and permits required for the purpose of undertaking different business activities and other activities such as research, cinematography, photography; supervision of execution and implementation of contracts entered into with parties in Kenya for various works; and attending court to articulate client’s concerns;


* Family Law Matters – child support and succession (transmission of estate of deceased persons), preparation of wills, execution of wills and creation of trusts;


* Immigration – immigration status and citizenship issues; and

* Undertaking other Routine Legal Work – such as assisting clients to establish charitable organisations under either the Non- Governmental Organisations (NGO) Coordination Act which will be replaced by the Public Benefit Organisations Act once issued with a commencement date, Company Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act or a Trust under the Trustees (Perpetual Succession)Act; intellectual property matters such as registration of patents and copyrights; preparation of power of attorney; preparation of non-disclosure agreements; and execution of instructions by client with respect to the implementation of matters of concern to them that require periodic and regular updates.

For more information please contact Dr. Linda Musumba and Co. Advocates – Law Firm Located in Kenya, Location: First Floor, Suite No. 16, Bishop Magua Centre </br> Ngong Road,  Nairobi, Kenya. Address: P.O. Box 8971-00100, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel No. +254 (0)724 871 538, Email Address: info@dlm-advocates.com or dlm.lawfirm@gmail.com.

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BISHOP AMOS NGUGI OF REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

AWARDED A PUBLIC SAFETY CERTIFICATE

Chief Superintendent Gerald Donnelly  and Bishop Amos Ngugi of Acts of Compassion Ministries holding the certificate which he was given by the Irish Assistant Commissioner of police Patrick Reahy,Dublin Metropolitan Region & Community Engagement and public Safety October 2017. After receiving a Public Safety Certificate in Dublin, Bishop Amos said "This certificate means a lot to me and also to the chief Superintendent Gerald Donnelly. He is the one who in 2008 encouraged and requested me to start coordinating the new communities policing forum. He has seen me in the process and what it takes for that job. Through this experience I have helped police in Kenya in community policing forums. Many ethnic communities have benefited through this forums and their lives have been changed in many different ways. Many thanks to Irish police service for investing in me with a lot of wisdom in the areas of community policing forums which is now supporting the Kenya police service." Bishop Amos concluded.

 

 

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This land is in Ruiru we call it Ruiru Ridges only 10mins drive from Ruiru Town

1/8 @ KShs. 1.95m, 1/4 @ KShs. 3.9m, 1/2 @ KShs. 7.6m and 1 acre @ KShs. 15m.
Commercial plots @ KShs. 2.5m.The land touches the tarmac and it's next to Jacaranda

Coffee Research and Tatu City. It's controlled development. Please note this is the introductory price.

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

 


ONE BEDROOM HOLIDAY FLAT IN KENYA

One Bedroom Holiday Flat near Nairobi City Centre near State House. Security in that area is very good. Minimum 2 weeks let. If interested please call 07908521056 Email: veronicawood89@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Miss A Chance To Visit The Most Coveted Destination In Mt.Kenya Region

(Giraffe Ark Game Lodge). For more information click: https://goo.gl/8pLDt9

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A RETREAT CENTRE IN NORTHAMPTON

Are you looking for a peaceful, quiet place where you can withdraw yourself from the busy schedules of life and spend time with God in prayer and meditation? Ebenezer Retreat Centre is the place for you at affordable rates from £40 per person per night which includes bed and breakfast. You can book as an individual or as groups of upto 20 people. For More information please contact the numbers on the flier.


 

 

WHITE MAIZE IS NOW READY TO BUY IN A LONDON FARM

White Maize from David Mwanaka's farm in North London is now ready. You can now visit their shop in North London. They have variety of products including White Maize (fresh and frozen), White Sweetcorn, Pumpkins, Pumpkin Leaves, Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Peanuts and Mustard Leaves (Tsunga). As the United Kingdom is colder than most places where white maize is grown, our maize has a unique taste. Because of this taste many people think that white maize has a better taste than normal sweetcorn. It is usually served in the same way as corn on the cob, but also tastes great when roasted. The kernels can also be crushed to make all kinds of dishes. Try it and you will be pleasantly surprised. We also grow many varieties of large sweet pumpkins. From the pumpkin plants we also supply pumpkin leaves which are a popular nutritious delicacy in many countries including China, Malaysia, India, large parts of Africa and South America. The farm shop is located at 744 Hertford Road, Enfield, London EN3 6PR. Opening times is Monday to Saturday – 10:30am to 5:30pm and on Sunday – 10:30am to 5pm. Directions to the shop: From M25 exit at junction 25 towards London Enfield. At traffic lights turn left into Bullsmoor Lane. If you are coming from London along the A10, turn right into Bullsmoor lane at the last set of traffic lights before the M25. At next junction with Esso filling station on left, turn right into Hertford Road. Nearest Train Station: Enfield Lock and Turkey Street (a few minutes walk). Buses: Bus route 279 runs past the shop. For order and more information please contact the man from Zimbabwe Mr. David Mwanaka on 07708572914

 

Some of the Products from Mwanaka's Shop in North London

 

 

THE MAN BEHIND THE WHIE MAIZE IN LONDON

Mwanaka Fresh Farm Foods is the brainchild of David Wilfred Mwanaka, an award winning writer and journalist. Born in Zimbabwe, David grew up eating white maize. When he came to Britain in the early 1990s, David was surprised to know that white maize was not grown or even known about. He missed eating white maize so much that he thought of growing the crop himself. David then started carrying out trials, growing white maize. After 6 years, David was confident he could grow white maize commercially in Britain. From such simple beginnings, helped by his wife Brenda and their three children Jonathan, Ruth and Miriam, the family now successfully grows white maize on a farm just outside London. As from 2007 David came up with another new product in the UK. That is White Sweetcorn, which is so popular as an alternative to yellow sweetcorn. Children love it and would advise you to put it on your list of 5 a day health eating. For that reason it quickly found its way onto shelves of supermarkets like Sainsbury’s and into UK top stores like Harrods and Selfridges.

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GRACE CHEGE OF DALLAS AND MP SABIBA CHEGE

HAVE LOST THEIR MOTHER BACK IN KENYA

Grace Njeri Chege (Mrs. Njuguna, left) of Texas, USA and Sabina Chege (right) Women Representative, Muranga have lost their mother in Kenya through a road accident. The accident occurred on Thursday evening 5th October, 2017  between Kangari and Githumu, Muranga as both parents of Grace and Sabina were driving home from Nairobi. The couple collided with a Unaitas Bank vehicle where the mother passed away and the father is recovering at Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi. For more information contact Grace in Dallas on +1214 6169894 or Sabina in Kenya on +254 722624684. Mr. Seed and family would like to send our condolences to Grace and Sabina's family who happen to be our  neighbours in Kinyona village, Muranga.

 

 

DIASPORA CENTER


Will you be visiting Kenya for business or holiday?


Co-operative Bank has a dedicated Diaspora team and office to serve you better.
We would like to meet you and discuss your investment and future growth plans.
Kindly visit us on address below and leave with a souvenir!


Diaspora Center, Ground Floor,
Co-operative House (Next to former USA embassy)
Contacts: +254 711 049 972,+254 711 049 467, +254 711 049 780
Email: diasporabanking@co-opbank.co.ke
Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke/diaspora

 

 

 

HERI HOMES NEW BUSINESS COMPLEX IN DAYSTAR HOSTELS

Chemists, salons, cybers, fast food rest, bank ATM's, video library, stationery shops, e.t.c


Daystar shopping complex details: (spaces for chemists, salons, cybers, fast food rest, bank ATM's, video library, stationery shops, e.t.c

1.Area space -30 metres square

2. Price - KShs. 1.8 million

3.deposit of 30% balance within 15 months

4.construction to commence on January 2018

5.location - within the newly constructed (320 units) Heri daystar hostels, 50metres from Daystar university.

6.Target market for shops- The 320 students within the hostels

* other Daystar student population, (total in no 2,500 students )

* lecturers and staff

* other local community neighbouring the university, as none is available.

For more information please contact Mary Njonjo, Head Diaspora, Heri Homes.

07404679182 or +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke

 

 

ABC BANK INSURANCE IS ONE OF THE BEST
A KShs. 10,000 Diaspora death insurance where they pay KShs. 200,000


ABC Bank in Kenya can deliver. With an account with ABC Bank, you only need to pay KShs. 10,000 (£70) a year to cover 5 members of your family in case of their death they will pay you a ticket back home worth KShs. 200,000. A Kenyan living in UK was on Thursday 17th August, 2017 paid KShs. 200,000 for his air ticket to Kenya after his relative passed away in Kenya. The bank goes an extra mile by banking the cheque for the customer and then sent the message to him. Your account has been credited with KES 200,000.00 at Westlands Branch being ABC cheque deposit on 17-08-2017 due for clearance. This is a major step forward and we should encourage our Kenyan community in the Diaspora join these kind of insurance to reduce the burdens in the community. ABC Bank has several other insurance products. You can Mr. Joseph Waithaka on +254 701303731 or Sammy Kimani on +254 720458000 both in WhatsApp.

 

 

 

Plots Available @ KenolMuranga/Embu Junction.

Size 50X100 Ft Call Julius on +44 7901158082.


 

 

Kenyan History

The Late Tom Mboya talking about African Socialism

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Come and Enjoy amazing offers at Giraffe Ark Game Lodge

From 1st October to 22nd December 2017

THIS COMING MASHUJAA DAY!!!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION

Click here for more information https://goo.gl/iyp41e

 

 

 

 

 

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IS YOUR MONEY EARNING YOU INTEREST ABROAD?

Co-operative Bank of Kenya Retail Banking Manager Ms. Nancy Gathuku (far right) explaining the adventages of the bank to the Deputy High Commisioner Mrs. Grace Cerere (far right) during their UK tour in UK last month. Taking notes is Anne Kamau (2nd right) Commercial Attache at the Kenya High Commission. Mrs. Milka Wachira (2nd right), Julieanne and Francis of Co-op Bank escorted their boss.


The answer is NO.
Send your money to Co-operative Bank or fixed deposit account and earn an interest of 7% minimum for any deposit above Kes. 100.000


Fund your account today using Wave app and World Remit.


To open a call or fixed account contact James Muchiri on +254 708 345 355 or Francis Manyonje +254 720 360 405 or Julieanne Onsando on +254 722 343 097.


Email: muchirij@co-opbank.co.ke, fmanyonje@co-opbank.co.ke, jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke


Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke/diaspora

 

 

 

Kenyan Parents
Hizo Vikombe Ni Za Wageni

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

HERI HOMES DINNER IN LONDON ON 22ND JULY 2017
"We have sold over 200 properties in the Diaspora this year"

CLICK HERE FOR THE DINNER VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF HERI HOMES

Heri Homes have sold more than 300 properties in the diaspora this year

CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF KARIBU MAGAZINE ONLINE COPY

 

 

Taxpayers to use new KRA platform to reactivate PINs


The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has introduced an online portal to help taxpayers reactivate suspended PINs. This comes as a reprieve to thousands of Kenyans who faced strenuous paperwork to restore their tax accounts that had been blocked by the taxman for failing to migrate their profiles to the online platform by end of August. KRA used this as a broader plan to smoke out tax cheats. “Has your KRA PIN been suspended? Whatever the reason, don’t panic! Click here to reactivate your PIN”, reads a notice on KRA website. Many Kenyans found themselves on the wrong side of the taxman’s book early this month after their PINs were de-activated. KRA said the reason for de-activating PINs could have been as a result of failing to file Value Added Tax (VAT) returns yet one had a VAT obligation. Also, it could have been because of trading with PIN yet it is not updated on iTax; one could have been declared as a supplier by a VAT registered taxpayer, but was not registered for VAT obligation. Those whose PINs were de-activated have been going through a tedious process to reactive them. - businessdailyafrica.com

 

 

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RELIABLE CARE SERVICES

We are looking for experienced carers and support workers who are available

to work long or short shiftsin the following areas

                                           London

                                           Hatfield

                                           Harlow

                                           South end on sea, Grays & Basildon

                                           Bedford

                                           Luton

                                           Portsmouth

                                           Oxford

                                           Northampton

                                           Kettering

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We also train monthly and offer work thereafter.

For more information, please call us on

0208 5904045

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CELEBRATING THEIR FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Betty's Unisex Hair Studio, the most popular Kenyan beauty joint in UK celebrated its one year anniversary on Saturday 2nd September, 2017.  Located London, Barking, Unit 37, Barking Mall, Vicarange Field Shopping Centre, IG11 8DH, opposite Barking Train Station the beauty Saloon is a beehive of Kenyan ladies hunting for beauty. The patron Mrs. Beth Kungu invited her customers to celebrate the occasion. Beth who has many years of experience even before coming to the UK and was the official hair stylist of former Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe among other dignitaries. Beth has taken time to qualify with hair dressing with several certificates in UK. Her studio specialises in Stylist do African, Asian and Caucasian (European), Nail technician and Make-up artist. They also sell X-pression, Kenyan hair, crochet braids and many more. You need to book an appointment for the services. All buses going Barking will drop you at the Studio which is 3 minutes away from Train Station. She is also offering some refreshments in case you wake up late for the appointment - drinks, tea and coffee are on the menu. She is also on digital platform - Tel: 07735389332, 07865939152, Facebook Betty's Unisex hair Studio, Twitter @BUHS and Instagram styledbysandrine. - CLICK HERE FOR THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE
 

The Patron of the Betty's Unisex Hair Studio celebrated her first anniversary on Saturday

Customer of Betty's Unisex Hair Studio (left) joined Beth and her daughter Sandra to celebrate their first anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

A KENYAN LADY IN UK IS HAVING 12 BITCOINS IN HER WALLET


A Kenyan lady living in Dagenham, UK has 12 Bitcoins in her Blockchain Wallet. She bought her Bitcoin when the price was between $1,000 and $2,500 within 6 months. The price of the Bitcoin today is 31st August, 2017 is $4,633.82 against US Dollar.


That means today the lady (name withheld) is having $4,633.82 x 12 = $55,605.84.
That means:


a) $55,605.84 x KShs. 103 is equivalent to KShs. 5,727,401
b) The above is a Bitcoin Visa card with a pin and can be used anywhere in the world
c) The card can withdraw £800 in a ATM against ordinary card that with draws a maximum of £300
d) If the lady holds the Bitcoins in her wallet until the end of the year where it is said the cost of the Bitcoin will be over $10,000 the lady might make a kill.
e) If the lady continues to hold her Bitcoin up to 5 years where it said that the Bitcoin value will be more than $1 million the lady will retire comfortably.
f) Remember she bought her first Bitcoin at $800.
g) TIME WILL TELL.

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Kenyan Parents
Hizo Vikombe Ni Za Wageni

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

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

 

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

Only a few metres from Naivas in Kitengela town.

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

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR IKO NINI BWANA SEED ARCHIVES

 

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