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‘Google Earth has evidence of ALIENS ABDUCTING me’ Shock claims over satellite images

GOOGLE Earth images appear to show the exact moment a bloke was plucked off the Earth by aliens, according to shocking claims.

PUNCHED: John Mooner says this image captures the exact moment he walloped an alien in the face

John Mooner says a grey alien was caught in a series of photos capturing him on a street in Torquay, Devon. And the ufologist – who claims he cannot remember the incident – says the images also show him trying to fight off the extraterrestrial by punching it in the face. The “truth-seeker” said he stumbled upon the incredible “evidence” of his encounter when he tried to view an area of a UFO sighting using Google satellite maps. It was then that he was left “speechless” by what he saw online. Daily Mail. Read More..



Brexit: The big decision being announced on Tuesday

UK Prime Minister Teresa May thinks that the UK government should be able to start officially the process to leave The EU without having to ask the parliament permission.


UK Prime Minister Theresa May (L) thinks that the UK government should be able to officially start the process to leave the EU (centre) without having to ask for Parliament's permission. The 11 judges of the Supreme Court (excluding Lord Toulson in the top-left) who will decide whether or not Theresa May needs to ask Parliament before officially starting the process to leave the EU

An important decision is being announced on Tuesday morning about the way that the UK can officially start the process to leave the European Union (EU). UK Prime Minister Theresa May thinks that she has the power to start the process herself, without asking Parliament's permission. But others think that she should have to ask Parliament before she can do this. The Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the country, will decide whether or not Theresa May needs to ask for Parliament's approval. All 11 Supreme Court judges have come together to decide this, which has never happened since the group was created in 1876 (although it was called something different back then). This shows how significant it is. While UK adults have voted that they want to leave the EU, the official process to leave hasn't started yet. Read More.


Pound climbs to one-month high as Trump fears hit US dollar

The pound rallied from its recent lows after last week's speech by Theresa May (L) and the pound has been trading against the US dollar at lows not seen since 1985 following the Brexit vote (R)

The pound has climbed to its highest level against the dollar for a month after jitters over Donald Trump's presidency weakened the US currency. It was up by a cent-and-a half against the dollar to just over $1.2520 by late Monday evening. The pound was also ahead against the euro. Sterling's strength had earlier weighed down UK-listed shares, leaving the FTSE 100 - after its record-breaking start to January - 0.7% down by the end of Monday's trading at 7151, close to its level at the beginning of the year. Shares in the FTSE's multinational companies tend to benefit from the weaker pound, as this makes their foreign currency earnings worth more in sterling terms.
The dollar was on the back foot as markets digested the protectionist rhetoric of Mr Trump's inauguration speech. A weekend of protest and confrontation between the White House and the media, together with confirmation that the US is withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, added to the negative.
US markets had been broadly cheered by Mr Trump's election, with hopes that an infrastructure spending boost and lower regulation and taxes would lift business. But Rabobank strategist Philip Marey said the new President's inauguration speech rhetoric "sparked some concerns in the markets that he is going to play hard ball".
Kathleen Brooks, research director at City Index, said: "The initial reaction to the first few days of Donald Trump's presidency suggests that investors may be losing patience with the new occupant of the White House." She said investors were worried about "protectionism and what a deeply unpopular president will mean for national unity and international diplomacy over the next four years"
The International Monetary Fund has warned that a "destructive" trade war could derail global growth. It followed Mr Trump's threats to slap punitive tariffs on carmakers in Mexico exporting to the US, as well as confrontational campaign rhetoric over China.
The pound's climb on Monday follows a sharp surge last week - its strongest one-day rise since 2008 - as Theresa May's Brexit speech was viewed as less "hawkish" than expected on the terms of the EU divorce. But is still 17% down in the wake of the EU referendum in June, whose result sent the currency to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985. Sky News.



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Former United Kingdom councillor pledges support for Uhuru

Former United Kingdom councillor Daniel Munyambu

A Kenyan who once served as a councillor in the United Kingdom has shelved his political ambitions and declared that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta as he seeks a second term at State House. Daniel Munyambu had declared his intention to challenge Mr Kenyatta for the presidency but has had a change of mind and thrown his weight behind the incumbent. Munyambu, who like Kenyatta, hails from Gatundu Constituency in Kiambu described Kenyatta as an honest leader who needed support to advance the interest of the country. "After consultation with my team of advisers I have decided not to run against President Uhuru because he is an honest leader who needs support for the best interest of our country", said Munyambu, a former councilor in Basildon, Essex. The former Labour Party legislator in Britain has however lobbied for an opportunity to serve within the Jubilee government. "I will request him to offer me a platform I can implement my policies especially in fighting corruption, restructuring economy for jobs creation, establishing universal healthcare and fixing the chaotic devolved government", he stated. He said if re-elected, the President should appoint in his new government competent Kenyans from the diaspora to spearhead the economic growth. "There should be a team of advisors from UK, USA and few others in Kenya to spearhead reform based on policies in key sectors," Munyambu said. In 2015, Munyambu took an unsuccessful stab at the House of Commons before setting his sights on the Kenyan presidency in the August 8 polls. His decision to back down from the race comes after he heavily criticized Mr Kenyatta and his administration insisting that they had done little since they were elected. "I believe my experience spanning more than a decade in British governance will be of help to Kenya. I will achieve my goal by first suffocating the current corrupt system that has existed for more than five decades and replace it with an honest, transparent government with equal representation from the country's 42 tribes," Mr Munyambu said then. In a statement yesterday, he asked IEBC to put in place mechanisms for diaspora based voters to register and participate in August general election. On Monday, the electoral body kicked off the second mass voter registration drive that will last a month. STANDARD DIGITAL.



Ugandans invent 'smart jacket' to diagnose pneumonia

Doctors Without Borders deliver a petition demanding a lower price for their lifesaving pneumonia vaccine. The disease is the leading killer of children globally. PHOTO | AFP

A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a "smart jacket" that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other. The idea came to Olivia Koburongo, 26, after her grandmother fell ill, and was moved from hospital to hospital before being properly diagnosed with pneumonia. "It was now too late to save her," Koburongo said. "It was too hard to keep track of her vitals, of how she's doing, and that is how I thought of a way to automate the whole process and keep track of her health." Koburongo took her idea to fellow telecommunications engineering graduate Brian Turyabagye, 24, and together with a team of doctors they came up with the "Mama-Ope" (Mother's Hope) kit made up of a biomedical smart jacket and a mobile phone application which does the diagnosis.
Pneumonia — a severe lung infection — kills up to 24,000 Ugandan children under the age of five per year, many of whom are misdiagnosed as having malaria, according to the UN children's agency Unicef. A lack of access to laboratory testing and infrastructure in poor communities means health workers often have to rely on simple clinical examinations to make their diagnoses.


With the easy-to-use Mama-Ope kit, health workers merely have to slip the jacket onto the child, and its sensors will pick up sound patterns from the lungs, temperature and breathing rate.
"The processed information is sent to a mobile phone app (via Bluetooth) which analyses the information in comparison to known data so as to get an estimate of the strength of the disease," Turyabagye said. The jacket, which is still only a prototype, can diagnose pneumonia up to three times faster than a doctor and reduces human error, according to studies done by its inventors.
Traditionally doctors use a stethoscope to listen for abnormal crackling or bubbling sounds in the lungs, however if medics suspect malaria or tuberculosis — which also include respiratory distress — the time lost treating those rather than pneumonia could prove deadly for their patient. "The problem we're trying to solve is diagnosing pneumonia at an early stage before it gets severe and we're also trying to solve the problem of not enough manpower in hospitals because currently we have a doctor to patient ratio which is one to 24,000 in the country," said Koburongo.


Turyabagye said plans were under way to have the kit piloted in Uganda's referral hospitals and then trickle down to remote health centres. "Once you have this information captured on cloud storage, it means a doctor who is not even in the rural area, who is not on the ground, can access the same information from any patient and it helps in making an informed decision," he added. The team is also working on patenting the kit, which is shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize. "Once it is successful (in Uganda) we hope it is rolled out to other African countries and major parts of the world where pneumonia is killing thousands of children," Koburongo said. According to Unicef, most of the 900,000 annual deaths of children under five due to pneumonia occur in south Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. This is more than other causes of childhood death such as diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis or HIV/AIDS. Daily Nation, Kenya


Know your new IEBC commissioners

From L-R) New Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati takes oath of office at Supreme Court on January 20, 2017; Ms Consolata Nkatha Bucha Maina when she appeared before Justice and Legal Affairs Committee for the position of IEBC commissioner at County Hall on January 10, 2017; Mr Boya Molu on January 10, 2017; Dr Paul Kibiwott Kurgat; Ms Margaret Wanjala Mwachanya on January 11, 2017 and Prof Abdi Guliye on January 11, 2017. PHOTOS | DENNIS ONSONGO | JEFF ANGOTE/NATION MEDIA GROUP.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) finally got its new team to prepare for August elections. The team chaired by Wanyonyi Chebukati also includes six commissioners who together will have to ensure credible elections and possibly avoid a repeat of 2007 post-election violence where 1113 people were killed and a nother 600,000 displaced. But do you know who these new commissioners are?

Wanyonyi Wafula Chebukati

Born in 1961 in Bungoma County, Mr Chebukati who whose rural home is now in Kiminini in Trans-Nzoia County went to St Peters Mumias, Bokoli Secondary School and Lenana High School. He holds a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a post-graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law. He has been the managing partner of the Nairobi office of the Cootow and Associates Advocates. In his legal practice, Mr Chebukati has specialised in conveyancing, labour laws, company mergers and acquisitions, maritime and treaties. Previously, he was consultant when Kenya was developing its maritime laws. When he sought this post, he told interviewing panel he wasn’t looking for a job, but wanted an opportunity to serve Kenyans. He had argued that he was fully satisfied with his legal job and told Parliament his current job provided daily bread for his family. But Mr Chebukati had to defend his past association with Philip Kinisu who was forced to resign as chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (Eacc) after investigations found he had business deals with NYS yet it was an agency his Commission was to investigate. Mr Chebukati said he was only a lawyer representing a client. He also defended his record of associating with ODM, saying he had resigned from the party.

Consolata Nkatha Bucha Maina
Born in 1960 in Meru, she attended primary and secondary schools in Meru and Nairobi counties. She holds two diplomas from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), one in public relations and another in business studies. Consequently, she has a master of business administration degree from University of Melbourne Australia, Master of Science in public relations from University of Stirling in Scotland and diploma in public relations. She worked in Australia until last year when she returned to the country. When asked why she skipped a basic degree, she told Parliamentary Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs that the diplomas she had were equivalent to bachelor’s degree at the time. Her drive to join the IEBC is to build trust in an organisation that has often been vilified and liked in equal measure.

Boya Molu
Born in Marsabit in 1978, Mr Molu studied in India earning degrees in human resource management and business administration. He also holds a diploma in human resources by the Kenya National Examinations Council. When he appeared before the parliamentary committee, he argued he had applied for the job because he qualified for it, but said he looked forward to taking part in ensuring credible elections in August. Mr Molu believes political parties should use their own registers to ensure only valid members participate. But he argued the voters’ register at IEBC should be linked with the registration of persons using technology to compliment the two systems.

Dr Paul Kibiwott Kurgat

The former ambassador to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan was born in Kakamega County in 1961 but now lives in Uasin Gishu. He holds a PhD in History from Moi University, a Master degree in international relations from the Kiev State University (Ukraine), a diploma in peace and security from Uppsala University in Sweden and another diploma in conflict resolution from the same university. He argues his background in history studies will enable the IEBC to understand human activities and different cultures and how they should be considered in preparing for elections. He vowed to take tough actions against aspirants who promote violence.
He says his stay in Moscow allowed him to learn lessons in electoral preparation and especially when Russia fitted all its 90,000 polling stations with close-circuit cameras operated in 11 different zones.

Margaret Wanjala Mwachanya
This former teacher was born in 1970 in Kwale County. She studied in colleges in Kenya and Israel. An enthusiast of languages, she holds a master degree in Swahili studies from the University of Nairobi, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Kiswahili from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She has been serving on the public service board of Taita-Taveta County and previously taught Kiswahili in various schools around the country, a background she argued will give invaluable talent to IEBC especially in dissemination of messages.

Prof Abdi Yakub Guliye
He was born in 1962 in Wajir County earned his bachelors and master degrees from Egerton University specialising in animal production. He holds a PhD in animal nutrition from Rowett research Institute, University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). Prof Guliye applied for the job of commissioner because he believes his experience in managing student elections at Egerton University could be strong enough for use by IEBC. Egerton University students often threw stones and burnt tyres or smashed motorists whenever they held elections on their campus in Njoro, Nakuru. But in the two years he managed those student elections, the Prof argues, there has been no violence related to polls at the institution. He, too, supports integration of voters’ registers with registration of persons and wants a special pool of funds allocated to support women candidates.


I will accept outcome of the general election; President Uhuru Kenyatta




Theresa May to meet Donald Trump at White House next week

Trump (L)and May (R)are different people, says Gove

The Prime Minister looks set to be the first foreign leader to meet the 45th President following his inauguration. Theresa May is expected to visit Donald Trump in the White House next week - probably on Thursday. It appears likely the Prime Minister will be the first foreign leader to meet the new President since his inauguration on Friday. Sky News understands her visit, previously planned for February, has been brought forward at the suggestion of the President's closest aides.
A White House senior administration official confirmed that Mrs May "will be at the White House this coming week to meet with President Trump", but did not say on which day.

Mr Trump later added that the visit would happen "very shortly". But it has been reported in the UK that the PM hopes to travel to the US on Thursday "for a couple of days" and hold talks with Mr Trump in the Oval Office. It has been suggested that Steve Bannon, Mr Trump's chief strategist, expressed a desire for the two leaders to meet sooner rather than later for a "business-like" visit. Although there was no confirmation of the visit from either Downing Street or the British Embassy in Washington, the White House statement on the visit has not been disputed. In an interview with the Financial Times, the Prime Minister said she would urge Mr Trump when she meets him to recognise the importance of NATO and not to undermine European unity. She said she expected to have "very frank" discussions with the new President and wanted to make early progress towards a US-UK trade deal.

Talking in her Maidenhead constituency on Friday, she said she was sure the President "recognises the importance and significance of NATO".
She added: "I'm also confident the USA will recognise the importance of the co-operation we have in Europe to ensure our collective defence and collective security."
On trade, she said: "I'm confident we can look at areas even in advance of being able to sign a formal trade deal. "Perhaps we could look at barriers to trade at the moment and remove some of those barriers to open up that new trading relationship."  It has been reported that Mr Trump and his team want to embrace comparisons with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, who were political soulmates during the 1980s.

But the Prime Minister told the FT: "As you know, I'm not someone who goes around with a model I want to emulate from the past. "When he says that he means he wants it to be a very special relationship and I'm confident we can make it such." And asked about accusations about Mr Trump making misogynistic and racist remarks, she said: "I've been clear about those areas where I feel some of the comments he has made were unacceptable. He has apologised for those comments.
"The whole point about a special relationship with the US is that we can sit down and be very frank with each other about what we think."

The first meeting between the two leaders - often called a "get acquainted trip" in Washington - will not include any glittering social events or a visit to Camp David, the President's country retreat. Those will no doubt follow on future visits by the PM to Washington - if she and Mr Trump hit it off at their first meeting next week. The Sunday Times says the PM is due to see Mr Trump in Washington on Friday after visiting Philadelphia on Thursday to meet senior Republican leaders from Congress, who will have to approve any US-UK free trade deal. She will reportedly address a Republican "congressional retreat" and hold talks with Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. When she is in Washington, Mrs May is expected to offer Mr Trump a return visit, likely to include a state banquet hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle or Buckingham Palace.Sky NEWS.


Jubilee will win August elections, DP Ruto tells 'panicking' Cord

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Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday expressed confidence that Jubilee will win the August polls by a bigger margin than in 2013. Ruto was speaking in Rift Valley on his third day tour in the region. He said Jubilee Party would emerge victorious because it was the only party with a national outlook, focus, vision and future for all Kenyans.
He said the opposition was now running scared that the numbers of those supporting Jubilee was soaring ahead of the elections. “Opposition leaders are now scared that the number of voters in support for the Jubilee Party is increasing tremendously across the country ahead of August. They are now terming our voters as ‘ghost voters’ because they are in a panic mood,” he said.
The Deputy President said the opposition was busy engaging in empty rhetoric when Jubilee was focused on service delivery to Kenyans. Ruto was speaking at Churo, Kipsaraman, Kabartonjo and Kabarnet grounds in Baringo County after launching several development projects including Kipsaraman power sub-station. He also addressed wananchi in Iten and Eldoret towns in Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin-Gishu Counties respectively.
Ruto said Jubilee Party’s margin in the elections would be more than the 2013 elections. “The reality is that Jubilee Party has a national outlook and has continued to command huge following across the country. This is why I am confident that we will win with a bigger margin compared to 2013,” said DP Ruto. He asked residents in the area to register in large numbers and vote for Jubilee. “It is upon us to come out in large numbers to register as voters and vote for Jubilee so that we beat our competitors in the first round and by a bigger margin compared to 2013 elections,” said Ruto.
Present were Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter (Energy), senator Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Mps Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho), Asman Kamama (Tiaty), Grace Kiptui (Baringo), William Cheptumo (Baringo North), Sammy Mwaita (Baringo Central) and Governor Benjamin Cheboi (Baringo).
The Deputy President advised Kenyans to utilize their democratic rights wisely by choosing leaders who will be accountable to them and who have the interest of the nation at heart. He said it was time Kenyans rejected tribal politics and embrace peace and unity as being demonstrated by the Jubilee Party. Ruto said political parties under the Jubilee Party believe in ideologies of peace, poverty alleviation, one nation that Kenyans will be proud of to be citizens.
He appealed to Kenyans to use their voting rights wisely by electing responsible leaders who will steer the country’s development to greater heights of prosperity.
The Deputy President said Jubilee would continue to harness the country’s economic potential aimed at fighting poverty, hunger, create wealth and employment and spur economic growth. To address the problem of water shortage in Baringo County, the Deputy President said plans were underway to construct dams in the area to provide water for irrigation and domestic purposes.
The Deputy President said the Government has set aside Sh1.5biillion to address the problem of starvation in drought-hit areas of the country. “We have dispatched senior Government officials including two Cabinet Secretaries to Baringo among other areas hit by drought to ensure the situation is contained,” said Mr Ruto.
Murkomen said it would be easier for Jubilee to win the August elections and by bigger margin as compared to 2013 elections because of the ICC cases then when its competitors then were controlling three quarters of the government. “Opposition leaders should stop inventing ghost voters: We know this is a sign of panic because they know they will lose elections and are cooking excuses, “said Mr Murkomen.
The MPs said they will campaign and ensure all seats in the area are captured by Jubilee. Murkomen urged residents of Baringo not to be misled by some few individuals to support Opposition parties, which had nothing new to offer Kenyans. “During the reign of former president Moi the Kalenjin community rallied behind him (Moi) and we should do the same by supporting our brother William Ruto and the Jubilee Party,” said Murkomen.
Cheptumo said people of Baringo have embraced the Jubilee Party and will not be misled to support parties based on tribal affiliations. “We have decided as people of Baringo to support Jubilee because of the development projects it has initiated for us in less than four years in office as compared to 50 year-rule of previous regimes, “said Cheptumo.


Uhuru settles the battle between Sonko and Kenneth

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko (L), TNA nominated MP Johnson Sakaja (R)are among those vying for Nairobi’s top seat, and just a week after saying that he was going after Kidero’s seat, Kenneth (2nd right) has met criticism from all quarters


The Nairobi gubernatorial seat has elicited mixed reactions among the contestants. – Mike Sonko, Johnson Sakaja, Peter Kenneth are both eyeing the seat with the Jubilee ticket. President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally spoken on the hotly contested race
President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally spoken on the hotly contested Nairobi governor seat that has been hitting headlines.Uhuru said he will meet all aspirants and ask them to unite and focus on defeating the current governor Evans Kidero who is seeking a re-election on the ODM ticket. He was speaking during an interview on Kameme FM on Friday, January 20. “Let them be guided by what happened in 2013. Our candidates went separate ways and this led to votes being split and that is how we lost the seat,” he said. Sonko himself said that he was willing to step down for any other leader but not Kenneth. He was called an outsider who only had selfish interests at heart. Diaspora Messenger.



 The ‘Nyahururu Beauty’, Miss Esther Wanjiru Muchangi (centre) was crowned Miss East Africa France 2016. Miss Muchangi who comes from Mairu-Inya, Nyahururu in Nyandarua County in Kenya, is 18 years and the third child of Mr. Josiah Muchangi Kagika (1st right - picture on the right), who is a Parliamentary Photographer based in Parliament of  Kenya, but currently visiting London in UK, and Mrs. Margaret Wambui Muchangi (1st left – picture  on the right), an ‘Auxilliare de vie’ by  profession in France. Her elder sister, Miriam Wanjiku Muchangi is 2nd left-picture on the right, and she has an elder brother Solomon Kagika Muchangi who is based in Kenya. Miss Muchangi moved to France as a resident in 2015 after completing her Secondary Education in Kenya. She is currently a student  at Lycée Andre Malrux in Montataire France where she is pursuing ‘le diploma  Professional in ARCU’.


Miss Muchangi (3rd from left) poses for a photograph with the two runners-up from Rwanda (1st right and 1st left) after she was crowned the Miss Esat Africa France 2016 after beating the other beauties from the East African Countries (whose flags are displayed-centre), Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda.  Miss Muchangi had a chance of meeting Deputy President of Kenya H. E. William Ruto 3rd from left and the Kenyan Ambassadors in France H.E. Madame Salmar (left) during the official opening of the Kenya week in Paris, France. Miss Esther Muchangi is a niece to Mr & Mrs Duncan K. Kamanu of UK. Photos Courtesy.




Bishop Joseph Njuguna Warui the youngest Kenyan Bishop in UK is going for the Gatundu South Parliamentary seat in 2017. See more below.




Bishop Joseph Njuguna Warui a Kenyan Bishop in UK is going for Gatundu South MP seat. Engineer Karanja of Slough, UK is requesting all the all the Diaspora from Gatundu North and South to come together on Sunday 22nd January 2017 from 6pm - 9pm at 15 York Hill West Norwood SE27 0BU. The meeting will discuss how to support aid Bishop Warui who is vying the Gatundu South parliamentarian seat in the coming general election. Please come and let us reason together for the sake of our people back home in Kenya. Bishop ushered 20 children to form one on Monday 9th January 2017 who could not afford school fees for most of them are orphans. Avail yourself and your friends. Together we can bring some changes in our country.

(1) Esther 4:14 - Modecai said to Esther: who knows such time like this.

(2) - ECC9:11 - Victory is not for the swift, but it is to be at the right place at the right time.

(3) - Tottenham Hotspur log, says, 'To dare is to do'.

For more information please contact Engineer Karanja. +447480850509.



Trump sworn in as 45th President of United States

US President Donald Trump (L) takes the oath of office from US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (not in frame) with his wife Melania, and children Barron, Donald, Ivanka and Tiffany at his side during inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington, US, January 20, 2017. US President-elect Donald Trump greets outgoing President Barack Obama (R) before Trump is inaugurated during ceremonies on the Capitol in Washington, US, January 20, 2017. /REUTERS.


Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to "America First" policies at home and abroad. As scattered protests erupted elsewhere in Washington, Trump raised his right hand and put his left on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and repeated a 35-word oath of office from the US Constitution, with US Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.
At Trump's side was his wife, Melania Trump.
The transition from a Democratic president to a Republican took place on the West Front of the domed US Capitol before a crowd of former presidents, dignitaries and hundreds of thousands of people on the grounds of the National Mall. The crowd stretched westward on a cool day of occasional light rain. The new president was to deliver an inaugural address lasting about 20 minutes centered on the campaign themes that he used in his improbable November election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Clinton attended the ceremony with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
"It will be optimistic. It will be visionary, but it's going to be philosophical," his spokesman, Sean Spicer, said of the speech, speaking to NBC on Friday morning. Trump, 70, takes over a country divided after a bitter election campaign. A wealthy New York businessman and former reality TV star, he will set the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. "It all begins today!" he wrote in a note on Twitter at about 7.30am on Friday "I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES - THE WORK BEGINS!"
Away from the Capitol, masked activists ran through the streets smashing windows with hammers at a McDonald's restaurant, a Starbucks coffee shop and Bobby Van's Grill steakhouse several blocks from the White House. They carried black anarchist flags and signs that said, "Join the resistance, fight back now." Police used pepper spray and chased them down a major avenue, a Reuters eyewitness reported.
In another location not far from the White House, protesters also scuffled with police, at one point throwing aluminum chairs at them at outdoor café. At the inaugural ceremony, former presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter were also present with their wives. Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush, 92, was in Houston recovering from pneumonia. Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, began the day attending a prayer service at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House. Trump, wearing a dark suit and red tie, and Melania Trump, clad in a classic-styled, powder blue ensemble, then headed into the White House for a meeting with Obama and his wife, Michelle.
Trump takes office with work to do to bolster his image. During a testy transition period since his stunning election win on Nov. 8, Trump has repeatedly engaged in Twitter attacks against his critics, so much so that one fellow Republican, Senator John McCain, told CNN that Trump seemed to want to "engage with every windmill that he can find." An ABC News/Washington Post poll this week found only 40 per cent of Americans viewed Trump favorably, the lowest rating for an incoming president since Democrat Carter in 1977, and the same percentage approved of how he has handled the transition.

Trump's agenda
His ascension to the White House, while welcomed by Republicans tired of Obama's eight years in office, raises a host of questions for the United States. Trump campaigned on a pledge to take the country on a more isolationist, protectionist path and has vowed to impose a 35 percent tariff on goods on imports from US companies that went abroad. His desire for warmer ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin and threats to cut funding for North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations has allies from Britain to the Baltics worried that the traditional U.S. security umbrella will be diminished.
In the Middle East, Trump has said he wants to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, at the risk of angering Arabs and stirring international concern. He has yet to sketch out how he plans to carry out a campaign pledge to "knock the hell out of" Islamic State militants. The inaugural festivities may have a more partisan edge than usual, given Trump's scorching campaign and continuing confrontations between him and Democrats over his take-no-prisoners Twitter attacks and pledge to roll back many of Obama's policies.
More than 60 Democratic lawmakers plan to stay away from the proceedings to protest Trump, spurred on after he derided US Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a hero of the civil rights movement, for calling him an illegitimate president. Thousands of anti-Trump protesters were expected among the inauguration crowd and many demonstrators will participate in a "Women's March on Washington" on Saturday. Protests are also planned in other cities in the United States and abroad.
Keith Kidwell, chairman of the Republican Party in Beaufort County, North Carolina, was among the crowds on Friday, eager to see the start of the Trump presidency. "I cling to my guns and my Bible. I've been waiting a long eight years for this day," said Kidwell, adding he initially supported US Senator Ted Cruz to be the Republican presidential nominee but was now squarely behind him.

Quick action
Trump's to-do list has given Republicans hope that, since they also control the US Congress, they can quickly repeal and replace Obama's signature healthcare law, approve sweeping tax reform and roll back many federal regulations they say are stifling the US economy. "He's going to inject a shock to the system here almost immediately," Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News.
Democrats, in search of firm political footing after the unexpected defeat of Hillary Clinton, are planning to fight him at every turn. They deeply oppose Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric from the campaign trail and plans to build a wall along the southern US border with Mexico.
Trump's critics have been emboldened to attack his legitimacy because his win came in the Electoral College, which gives smaller states more clout in the outcome. He lost the popular vote to Clinton by about 2.9 million.
Trump's critics also point to the conclusion of US intelligence agencies that Russia used hacking and other methods during the campaign to try to tilt the election in the Republican's favor. Trump has acknowledged the finding - denied by Moscow - that Russia was behind the hacking but said it did not affect the outcome of the election.
To his critics - including Obama who during the campaign called Trump temperamentally unfit for the White House - his straight talk can be jarring, especially when expressed in tweets. His supporters, many of them working-class whites, see Trump as a refreshingly anti-establishment figure who eschews political correctness.
"He's here for the working man" supporter Adam Coletti of Plainfield, Connecticut, said as he headed toward the inauguration. The_Star


Is DP behind plot to block Kenneth in Nairobi race?

Energy CS Charles Keter (C) and DP William Ruto at an IEBC registration centre in Sogoo trading centre, Narok, yesterday / CHARLES KIMANI\DPPS


Behind-the-scenes struggles are threatening to spoil Jubilee's Nairobi game plan as claims emerge DP William Ruto is secretly bankrolling a faction opposed to Peter Kenneth.
Kenneth has announced he's running for Nairobi governor and seeking the Jubilee ticket. The office could be a springboard to the presidency in 2022, when Ruto aim to ascend to power. Kenneth says he's not interested.
The Deputy President is said to be behind Team Nairobi, which includes Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, TNA nominated MP Johnson Sakaja, former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and Dagoretti South MP Denis Waweru.
Kenneth's run is backed by Starehe MP Maina Kamanda, Nairobi woman representative Rachel Shebesh and a number of city MPs.
Yesterday sources close to Team Nairobi told the Star it has been receiving "support from the DP's office".
From 2008-2012 Kenneth was assistant minister of Planning. Yesterday Kenneth, a 51-year-old Murang'a native, joined President Uhuru Kenyatta as he toured parts of Muranga to promote voter registration. It was not clear whether Kenneth was allowed to address the crowds. Senate Chief Whip Beatrice Elachi, who wants to run for Dagoretti South MP, supports Kenneth.
Kenneth's entry into Nairobi politics has destabilised Jubilee's strategy to wrest the influential seat from ODM's Governor Evans Kidero, seeking reelection on a Cord ticket. Sonko's team has launched a vicious verbal assault on Kenneth, calling him an "outsider", a latecomer to capital politics, disloyal to the President and unfit to hold the county's top job.
Kenneth's entry dashes hopes for consensus on a single Jubilee candidate. Some observers interpret Kenneth's Nairobi run as part of an elaborate scheme by a section of Central Kenya power brokers to undermine Ruto's quest to inherit President Uhuru Kenyatta's vote-rich region in 2002.
Central's Kikuyu voters may argue that in 2022 it will be Murang'a's turn to occupy State House — and the obvious choice is Kenneth. This is because the Kiambu region of Central has occupied State House under Presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Uhuru Kenyatta, and Nyeri region has been in control under President Mwai Kibaki.
Kenneth has said, however, he will not oppose Ruto in 2022 but will support him. Still, five years is a long time. It is understood that Ruto is taking no chances and believes Kenneth will use the Nairobi governor's office to launch his own presidential bid in 2022.
"Kenneth is following what Kenyatta did. He will inherit the Kikuyu vote after Uhuru and that will complicate Ruto's bid," source close to Ruto told the Star yesterday. Yesterday Sonko told the Star his team will do everything possible to prevent Kenneth from from winning the Jubilee ticket for governor.
“If it is a must for a Murang'a person to be the governor, there are many Murang'a elites in Nairobi,” he said in an interview. The flamboyant senator, who also wants the JP ticket, said Kenneth will only be accepted as a Jubilee hopeful "after he publicly apologies to President Uhuru Kenyatta as he pushed for the President to be jailed at the International Criminal Court”.
“We don't fear competition. Jubilee is a democratic party but PK is not the candidate. I am ready to step down for any other Murang'a candidate if it is a must for the seat to go to someone from the county,” Sonko said. He added, “He (Kenneth) is yet to go to the public to apologise to the President over his remarks over ICC. And in the 2013 general election, he was used to divide the Kikuyu vote.”
On Tuesday four MPs from the Kalenjin community joined the Sonko-led brigade. Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Bernard Bett (Bomet East) and Leonard Sang of Bureti appeared to confirm Ruto's preference for the Sonko team. They urged Nairobi residents to back Team Nairobi to unseat Kidero.
Yesterday Keter denied Ruto sent the team. He said they were only joining Nairobi counterparts to mobilise voter registration. “The DP is out of this. We were just mobilising supporters to register. We've all been told to ensure our people are registered and that's what I am doing in Rift Valley,” Keter told the Star yesterday on the phone.
On Tuesday Cord leader Raila Odinga dismissed Ruto as a village politician without a grasp of capital politics. “I have heard Ruto say they will do anything to capture the governor’s seat. I want to tell him he has never been an elected leader in Nairobi and cannot purport to control its politics,” Raila told a registration rally in Nyayo Stadium. “Yeye ni jogoo wa shamba ambaye hawiki mjini" ("He is a village cockerel that cannot crow in the city").
Nairobi is a crucial constituency because it's the seat of power and the country's economic powerhouse. Last week on Wednesday, the DP hosted all the elected JP leaders and all aspirants from Nairobi, urging them to stick together after nominations to ensure they capture all seats. He said losers must support winners for party unity.
“I want you come up with candidates, even through consensus, where you amicably agree and share various seats in Nairobi county and these must reflect the wishes of all the city's communities," Ruto said at his Karen office. He said any leader picked will get necessary support to capture the seat. Shebesh, who backs Kenneth, said leaders have learnt from their mistakes in 2013 when disunity cost Jubilee the governorship and some seats. The_Star.



Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu speaks during the funeral of AIPCK Archbishop John Baptista Mugecha in Tetu, Nyeri County on January 18, 2017. Mr Waititu claimed that former TNA Secretary-General Onyango Oloo, who has defected to the opposition, was Raila Odinga’s mole in Jubilee. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu speaks during the funeral of AIPCK Archbishop John Baptista Mugecha in Tetu, Nyeri County on January 18, 2017. Mr Waititu claimed that former TNA Secretary-GeneraKabete MP Ferdinand Waititu has claimed that former TNA secretary-general Onyango Oloo was Raila Odinga’s mole in Jubilee. Speaking during the burial of AIPCK Archbishop John Baptista Mugecha in Tetu, Nyeri County, the Kabete MP accused Mr Oloo of secretly making calls to ODM leaders to give them information about the Jubilee Party.
The MP called Mr Oloo a traitor. “Oloo has moved to where he belonged in the first place. He used to work for them at night and pretended to support the party during the day,” said Mr Waititu. He said the Jubilee Party is content with his defection, calling it a blessing. Mr Waititu said there is a plot by the opposition to create confusion in the country in order to rig the coming elections. “We know that they are planning to cause confusion and rig the elections,” he said. He urged Jubilee supporters to register in large numbers as voters to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta is re-elected. Daily Nation.


Inadequate safeguards to blame for pedestrian deaths - NTSA

Pedestrians cross the road at Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi on August 26, 2016. NTSA director-general Francis Meja said the high number of pedestrians killed has been consistent over the years. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

At least 61 pedestrians have died in road accidents since the year began, making them the most at risk road users in Kenya. Others who died include 39 passengers, 22 motor cyclists, 13 drivers, five pillion riders and a pedal cyclist. The figures released by the National Transport and Safety Authority do not include accidents that have happened this week. The report also shows that most drivers booked for driving while under the influence of alcohol were arrested on weekends and Wednesdays. Drunk-driving is one of the key cause of accidents. Thirty drivers were arrested for the offence on Saturday, 21 on Friday and 14 on Wednesday. On Monday and Tuesday, five drivers were arrested on each day while another four were booked on Sunday. NTSA director-general Francis Meja said the high number of pedestrians killed has been consistent over the years. "In fact, for many years, 40 per cent of road accident victims have been pedestrians. The main cause is the nature of our roads. "There are no adequate safeguards for pedestrians. These kind of fatalities happen mostly early in the morning and evening. The visibility is usually bad on most of the roads,” he said. In total 551 people were involved in road accidents since January 1, including those who survived with injuries.



AG Muigai's list of rogue lawyers banned from practice

Attorney General Githu Muigai at his office. /FILE

A list of 32 rogue lawyers has been released by the office of Attorney General Githu Muigai.Twenty have been struck off the Roll of Advocates following public outcry, Muigai said on Wednesday.
He said others are facing disciplinary action for gross professional misconduct, and are not allowed to practice law, represent clients or appear in court without the express authority of the Registrar of the High Court.

Advocates struck off the Roll of Advocates are:
1.Jackson Kakonzi (Machakos)
2.Grace Gitonga (Nyeri)
3.Nganga Njau (Nairobi)
4.Martha Oiye (Nairobi)
5.Njenga Muchiri (Nairobi)
6.John Njenga (Nairobi)
7.John Njoroge (Limuru)
8.Macaharia Mukuna (Nairobi)
9.Violet Baraga (Nairobi)
10.Otieno Opiecha (Nairobi)
11.DavidOchieng (Nairobi)
12.Henry Wanyama (Nairobi)
13.Koome Mbogo (Nairobi)
14.Stanley Ramogo (Nairobi)
15.Apopo Joab (Nairobi)
16.Muli Koli (Nairobi)
17.Lynnete Okiro (Nairobi)
18.AG Kiai (Nairobi)
19.Sarah Kivuva (Nairobi)
20.Nyansimera Geoffry Congo (Nairobi)

The names of lawyers facing suspension include;

1. Mary Mwangi (Nairobi)
2. Henry Wasilwa (Kisumu)
3. Nganga Kiarie (Nakuru)
4. Johnson Gachagua (Nairobi)
5. Macharia Njore (Thika)
6. Ea Ngaira (Nairobi)
7. Wanjiku Mukuru (Nairobi)
8. Mugambi Mutuva (Nairobi)
9. Evans Asuga (Nairobi)
10. Rosemary Atieno (Nairobi)
11. Peter Mulongo (Mombasa)
12. Hezron Ongiro (Nairobi)

The Advocates Act states that it is an offense to fail to disclose that one has been struck off the Roll of Advocates.
The offence attracts a fine not exceeding Sh50,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than two years, or both.




Bishop Joseph Njuguna Warui the youngest Kenyan Bishop in UK is going for the Gatundu South Parliamentary seat in 2017. See more below.




Bishop Joseph Njuguna Warui a Kenyan Bishop in UK is going for Gatundu South MP seat. Engineer Karanja of Slough, UK is requesting all the all the Diaspora from Gatundu North and South to come together on Sunday 22nd January 2017 from 6pm - 9pm at 15 York Hill West Norwood SE27 0BU. The meeting will discuss how to support aid Bishop Warui who is vying the Gatundu South parliamentarian seat in the coming general election. Please come and let us reason together for the sake of our people back home in Kenya. Bishop ushered 20 children to form one on Monday 9th January 2017 who could not afford school fees for most of them are orphans. Avail yourself and your friends. Together we can bring some changes in our country.

(1) Esther 4:14 - Modecai said to Esther: who knows such time like this.

(2) - ECC9:11 - Victory is not for the swift, but it is to be at the right place at the right time.

(3) - Tottenham Hotspur log, says, 'To dare is to do'.

For more information please contact Engineer Karanja. +447480850509.



Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambia's new president, Jammeh stays put

Gambian President Adama Barrow (left), who won The Gambia's disputed election and the sitting President Yahya Jammeh (centre) Supporters of Gambia President Adama Barrow celebrate (right) his inauguration at Gambia's embassy in Dakar, Senegal January 19, 2017. /REUTERS.


Adama Barrow, the man who won The Gambia's disputed election, has been sworn in as president. He took the oath at the country's embassy in neighbouring Senegal. He has been recognised internationally. But Gambian strongman Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down and his term in office has been extended by parliament. West African leaders have tried to persuade Jammeh to admit losing the election on December 1, 2016. They have threatened to remove him by force. Jammeh lost the poll, according to the country's electoral commission. But he wants the results annulled citing errors in the electoral process. Barrow took oath at the Gambian embassy in Dakar. Western ambassadors to Senegal attended the ceremony, while hundreds of Gambian expatriates gathered outside the compound. West African military forces, stationed at the border, say they are ready to enforce a transfer of power in The Gambia, a popular beach destination among European holidaymakers. UN Security Council backing for intervention is being sought by Senegal and the regional bloc Ecowas, but some diplomats said if Barrow, 51, requested help after his inauguration such approval would not be needed. Click Here for more…






Land invasion wrecks Laikipia

The herders have looted office in Mugie Conservancy (left), killed animals (centre) by heavily armed Pokots who have guns (right). Photo courtesy.

Herders are still invading Laikipia and Nyeri counties, despite warnings and deadlines from the government. In four months, about 10,000 pastoralists from Baringo, Isiolo and Samburu counties with around 135,000 cattle have invaded Laikipia. Initially the invaders were primarily Samburu but in the last month, they have been joined by heavily armed Pokot. The epicentre of the invasions has been in Laikipia North, but violence spills over into both Laikipia East and West. “What we are seeing is the implementation of a plan made before the 2013 elections, when the Samburu and Pokot resolved their 2006-09 feud by agreeing to attack everybody else,” one resident said. “It was agreed the Pokot would get everything west of the Rumuruti-Maralal road and the Samburu would take everything to the east.

They have often worked together, bringing in Pokot as shock troops in the invasion of Segera for example, but they are broadly sticking to this territorial carve-up.” He went on to say: “This was all planned years ago, and is designed to peak in the run-up to the elections. Votes in exchange for grass and land grabs, the seizure of Laikipia by outsiders and the expulsion of rival tribes, anchers and conservancies.” Over the weekend in Laikipia, Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri told pastoralists to leave the county by Tuesday. He asked police to drive away Samburu pastoralists who have invaded farms in Laikipia and Nyeri, saying the government would provide them with clean water and hay for their animals. “I have given police 12 hours to make sure no pastoralist and his animals are seen in private farms. We want a peaceful country and drought should not be a reason for Kenyans to fight,” he said. Click Here For More......



Uhuru launches Elwak-Rhamu road on first day of North Eastern tour

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto during the official launch of the Elwak-Rhamu road in Mandera County on 19 May, 2016. PHOTO/PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta kicked off his three day visit to the North Eastern region by commissioning the tarmacking of Elwak-Rhamu road in Mandera County on Thursday. The 135km road is expected to open up the region to development, and will be constructed at a cost of Sh2.5 billion in three phases. The first phase will cover the section between Elwak and Wargadud, the second phase covers Wargadud to Bambo, and the final phase will cover Bambo to Rhamu. Speaking at Elwak town, Uhuru said his visit to the region affirms the Jubilee government’s determination to ensure that no part of the country lags behind in development.

“We want to ensure that lack of development will no longer be used as a political tool,” he said, adding that the road will boost the region’s economy. He was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, and several leaders from the region. On security, the President said the government has increased the number of security officers, and equipped them adequately to address the challenges of insecurity across the region. He called on the residents to cooperate with security agencies by exposing criminals.

Uhuru also urged the residents to shun divisive politics. “No development will be achieved in the region if communities are divided along clan and tribal lines. Do not allow these divisions to undermine peace,” he said. The President added that the national government is working with the county government to boost the provision of health services.

Sh380 million will be used to provide specialised equipment under the Managed Equipment Service project at Elwak Level 4 hospital. He said that a similar amount will be used to improve the facilities at Mandera hospital. Through the national government’s Managed Equipment Service project, two hospitals in every county are being equipped with MRI, theatre, renal dialysis, radiology and Intensive Care Unit facilities. Uhuru also disclosed that the national government has set aside Sh50 million for a Medical Training College at Elwak. The facility will be constructed in collaboration with the Mandera county government. On his part, Ruto said the Jubilee government will not waver in its focus on developing the country. “Our visit here is proof that we are steadfast in our commitment to develop all parts of the country,” Ruto said. Uhuru also commissioned the construction of an airport, and the tarmacking of the Wargadud-Bambo section of the Elwak-Rhamu road. He visited Rhamu town where he launched the last section of the Elwak-Rhamu road. While addressing residents, Uhuru said the government intends to extend the tarmacked road to Mandera town at a cost of Sh8 billion. He said the government is also working with the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development to fast-track implementation of an irrigation project at River Dawa that will benefit the people of Mandera County, especially Rhamu residents. He also disclosed that the region will be connected to the national grid to accelerate the supply of electricity through a project that will start in Garissa town. Local leaders including Governor Ali Roba and Senator Billow Kerrow were also in attendance. Governor Roba led local leaders and residents in commending the government for its development initiatives in the county and assured the President and his deputy of their total support.



Obama's parting message: 'We're going to be okay'

The outgoing US President says America will succeed but its people must "fight for it, work for it and not take it for granted".


Barack Obama has ended his last news conference as President with an optimistic message: "I think we're going to be okay". "This is not just a matter of no-drama Obama," he said. "It is true that behind closed doors I curse more than I do publicly. "And sometimes I get mad and frustrated like everybody else does. But at my core, I think we're going to be okay."  Mr Obama was speaking just days before the inauguration of his successor Donald Trump and, despite the stark differences between him and the brash billionaire, he voiced a belief that the world could get better. He said: "I believe in this country and I believe in the American people. "I believe that people are more good than bad. "I believe tragic things happen, I think there's evil in the world but I think at the end of the day, if we work hard, and if we're true to those things in us that feel true and feel alright, that the world gets a little better each time." He also shared a few thoughts on his future plans, saying: "It's important for me to take some time to process this amazing experience that we've gone through, to make sure that my wife with whom I will be celebrating a 25th anniversary this year, is willing to re-up and put up with me for a little bit longer. "I want to do some writing. "I want to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much. "I want to spend precious time with my girls." Mr Obama cast his daughters as the source of his hope and as America's future, saying that, although they were disappointed by Mr Trump's victory over Democratic Party rival Hillary Clinton, they did not "mope". He said: "We've tried to teach them hope. "The only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world. "You get knocked down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you get back to work. That tended to be their attitude."


Climate change: Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet



It is with a heavy heart that we would like to share with you about the death of Mrs. Herima Wangari Ombaka (Mama Ednah, Freddie and or Kelvin) of Federal Way, WA. Mrs. Ombaka have had multiple neurosurgery before her death on Sunday Jan 15th at Kindred Hospital Seattle – First Hill. Her family and friends are meeting every day for prayers and burial preparation at her daughter’s (Ednah Ombaka) residence 27916 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 Apt 913 (Block 9) starting from 6pm to 10pm. Note that Ednah’s apartments name is Crestview West Apartments and the address is 27912 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003. The fundraising will take place this Sunday January 22nd 2017 starting from 6pm at Kenya Christian Fellowship Church (KCFC) 30315 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003. Please feel free to give online via We thank God for the time He has given us Mrs. Ombaka; may her soul rest in peace. For any further information, please feel free to contact Geoffrey Mureu  (206) 478-6506, Pastor James Mbugua (206) 664-1022, Ednah Ombaka (206) 779-6512, Rev Ruth Ngigi (205) 862-4873 or Mike Njenga  (206) 551-2735. -




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Tullow Oil PLC, a leading independent oil & gas, exploration, and production group, quoted on the London, Irish and Ghanaian stock exchanges has discovered more oil in Kenya’s Turkana region after drilling Erut-1 well. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE


Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh faces ultimatum

Senegal has moved troops towards the Gambian border in an effort to force President Yahya Jammeh to accept electoral defeat and step down. Senegal is leading the operation, which is supported by Nigeria and other states in the region. Mr Jammeh has been told to leave office by the end of Wednesday and hand over to last month's election winner, Adama Barrow, who is currently in Senegal. Mr Jammeh has ruled The Gambia since taking power in a coup in 1994. Wednesday was meant to be his last day in office but parliament granted him three more months in the post. Garba Shehu, official spokesman for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, said Mr Barrow was preparing to be sworn in as president "on Gambian soil" on Thursday. At least 26,000 Gambians, fearful that violence could erupt, sought refuge in Senegal this week. Meanwhile, thousands of UK and Dutch tourists are being evacuated from the tiny West African state, which is popular with European holidaymakers because of its beaches.


Why is Senegal taking the lead?

Ecowas, the Economic Community of West African States, mandated Senegal because it almost surrounds The Gambia. Col Abdou Ndiaye, a spokesman for the Senegalese military, said Ecowas had decided on the deadline to try to achieve a diplomatic solution. "Things are getting into place and Ecowas forces are ready to intervene if needed after midnight if we can't find a diplomatic solution to the Gambian crisis," he said. The Ecowas force is seeking UN Security Council endorsement to use "all necessary measures" to help remove Mr Jammeh. The Gambia's entire armed forces are made up of only about 2,500 troops, making it difficult to see how they can defeat a regional force if it moves in, says BBC Africa Monitoring security correspondent Tomi Oladipo. Nigeria says it sent fighters and other aircraft, along with 200 personnel, to Senegal on Wednesday morning. Nigerian navy vessels are also on standby and a warship that sailed from Lagos on Tuesday will have the task of evacuating Nigerian citizens while putting on a show of force. Ground troops are also being provided by Ghana.



Waititu seeks Sh50 million from Kabogo after winning degree case

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu shows his degree to the media at Milimani law courts

after the hearing of a case filed by Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, April 5, 2016.

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu has slapped a Sh50 million legal fee on his political archrival Kiambu Governor William Kabogo. The fee arose from a suit Kabogo had filed, questioning the Panjab University degree that Waititu holds. Waititu won the suit last December after a court ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to meddle in the dispute. The MP has now filed a bill of costs and is seeking an order compelling Kabogo to offset the Sh50,960,422 he accrued from March 14, 2016 to date. “[The claim considers that] the case was of great public interest, the length of time involved and the nature of the proceedings, including the fact that Kabogo had pegged the value of the claim by affidavit evidence as being a grave constitutional violation, which escalated thereafter," Waititu says. The MP's court document says the amount sums up the total incurred from the moment he instructed lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui to represent him in the suit. Kinyanjui wants the court to consider “the amount of work he devoted to the proceedings and the time he consumed researching and doing follow ups". Kabogo, in his bid to bar Waititu from contesting in the August 8 general election, challenged his integrity and academic qualifications. The Governor also accused Waititu of identity theft. He alleged that Waititu was using another person’s academic papers and did not have any post-primary school education, let alone a degree from the university in India. He wanted the court to declare him unfit to run for public office. But High Court Judge Joseph Onguto dismissed Kabogo's application setting the stage for a titanic battle between the two, who will both vie for the Kiambu county chief post. In the judgment in December, Onguto was of the view that other organisations, including the IEBC and the EACC, have been given the mandate to determine such issues. The sensational case took a turn in April when Knec filed a document in court claiming a result slip Kabogo filed in court was forged. A few weeks later, Kabogo filed more documents from Panjab that suggested Waititu did not pursue any court there. Waititu dismissed the claims saying he went to the University but used the name Clifford Ndung'u as listed in the documents. - The Star



Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

Theresa May has said the UK "cannot possibly" remain within the European single market, as staying in it would mean "not leaving the EU at all". The PM promised to push for the "freest possible trade" with European countries and warned the EU that to try to "punish" the UK would be "an act of calamitous self-harm". She also said Parliament would vote on the final deal that is agreed. Labour warned of "enormous dangers" in the prime minister's plans. And the European Parliament's lead negotiator said there could be no "cherry-picking" by the UK in the talks. Mrs May used her much-anticipated speech to announce her priorities for Brexit negotiations, including maintaining the common travel area between the UK and Irish Republic and "control" of migration between the UK and the EU. Negotiations are set to begin after notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is served by the end of March. It was not her intention to "undermine" the EU or the single market, Mrs May said, but she warned against a "punitive" reaction to Brexit, as it would bring "calamitous self-harm for the countries of Europe and it would not be the act of a friend". She added: "I am equally clear that no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain."





Theresa May's Brexit speech in full







As Dennis Njiiri continues with his 4 months world tour, he took time to visit the City of New York that is President Trump's city. He said that the trains in New York are dirty compared to London's underground and the city is busier than London. The city is more far much colder than UK but very busy and friendly city. Known by many nicknames, including the "Empire State" and "The Big Apple," New York City is one of the most important places in the world. As one of the largest and most diverse cities, New York is home to many famous and talented people. Over its long history, New Yorkers have filled the city with thousands of important landmarks. Additionally, because New York City is home to so many cultural attractions, millions of visitors flock there annually to experience the city first hand. All of these factors lead many people to consider New York the finest city on Earth, and simply call it "The City" to demonstrate its greatness. His next stop is Boston before going to Canada.

Who is financing Dennis Njiiri World Tour?: Before going to the University, Dennis wanted to have a gap year and tour the world. The parents refused and advised him to join the university, work and pay for his dream tour and then proceed. He agreed and he has been planning for his tour for the last one year paying the travel agent by instalments. To reduce the costs he shopped for both hotels and hostels. He got an expert who helped with advice when travelling for several months - travel light, avoid carrying expensive items to avoid attraction and be disciplined. The parents advised him to print for them the entire tour programme so that they can always located his whereabouts. A Kenyan travel agent in Nottingham, UK Ease Travel booked the tour for him. Their contact is Grace Kamau 07557945963.





Kenyan man has died in a Road accident in Oklahoma, USA

We deeply regret to announce death of our beloved Gideon Njuguna Gachohi in a tragic road accident on Hwy I-40 W in Weatherford OK on Saturday 14th January, 2017. He was Husband to Jane W Njuguna, Father to David and Naomi Njuguna. Son of David Gachohi (Tene) Ngotho and Naomi Njeri Gachohi of Ndumberi Village, Kiambu County. Brother to Njenga Gachohi, Peter N Gachohi, Kimani Gachohi, Mungai Gachohi. Sisters Mrs Wamoro Kihoro, Nancy W Gachohi, Wanjiru Muhura, Wanjiku Gachohi, Mrs. Muthoni Nduati. Cousins to Rev Njuguna Ngotho (Boston), Dorothy N Mungai, Leonard G Mungai, Lucy W Mbugua, Gabriel K Ngotho, Gorret W Mwihia, Josephine W Maina. He is also survived by a lot of Nephews and Nieces. Friends and Family are meeting daily at 9708 SW 27th St Oklahoma City OK 73128, 6pm to 8pm. Memorial service and Fundraiser will be held on Sat 1/21/2017 from 1pm to 5pm at Zion’s Hill International Church, 1807 S Morgan Rd, Oklahoma City OK 73128. We’ll send another email once we get account details for those who can’t make it. Contact information John Kaganya 405-706-1126, Rikki Muchiri    405-208-2674, Patrick Nganga 405-361-5391, Johnny Mwaura 405-269-9730, Dorothy Mungai 774-262-3706, Robert Gacheru 214-546-6295, Giddy Kahia 214-394-2954, Pastor Dale Brubaker 405-819-9418, Leonard Gachohi Mungai 781-710-0377. Rev Njuguna Ngotho (Boston) 781-428-0538. May Gideon Njuguna Gachohi rest in eternal peace -













What Theresa May's 12-point Brexit plan really means
The Prime Minister has answered critics of her lack of Brexit detail with a 12-point plan but what does it all actually mean?



Theresa May has set out her plan for leaving the European Union, or the Plan for Britain, as she has called it.

With her 12-point negotiating strategy she will hope to silence the critics who dubbed her Theresa Maybe over her uncertainty.

So just what do those points mean?

Plan for Britain
1) Provide certainty about the process of leaving the EU: we will provide certainty wherever we can
What it means: We cannot tell you everything, we won’t tell you everything, but we will try to prevent mass panic and market freefall by telling you some stuff.

Parliament will get a vote on the final deal with the EU so it will be all signed off… (includes veiled threat to MPs about not frustrating the will of the people by blocking any Brexit deal).

Plan for Britain
2) Control of our own laws: Leaving the European Union will mean that our laws will be made in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast
What it means: UK laws for UK people. Decisions made in the courts of the country – and not in Luxembourg.

(Waves goodbye to the European Court of Justice).

Plan for Britain
3) Strengthen the Union between the four nations of the United Kingdom: a stronger Britain demands that we strengthen the precious union between the four nations of the United Kingdom
What it means: I will listen to what Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland say but ultimately this Brexit deal is a matter for the UK Government.

So, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but mainly Scotland, please don’t try to leave and create any "new barriers" to us "living and doing business" together.

(Sinn Fein and DUP it would be great if you could put aside your differences, put the assembly back together "as soon as possible" so you can get on board with this whole process).

Plan for Britain

4) Maintain the Common Travel Area with Ireland: we will deliver a practical solution that allows the maintenance of the Common Travel Area with the republic of Ireland
What it means: There will be no return to the physical land borders of the past with Ireland. We are family and we will sort this out pronto.

(We go way back before the EU so let’s not build a wall between us).

Plan for Britain
5) Control of immigration coming from the EU: Brexit must mean control of the number of people who come to Britain from Europe
What it means: We will continue to take your doctors, scientists and tech geniuses but not so much people who come here to work in coffee shops.

Sorry, while we recognise the contribution of EU citizens here, record net migration has driven down wages and clogged up schools, hospitals and housing, the public won’t have it anymore.

(The Home Office is still working on exactly how the immigration controls will work).

Plan for Britain

6) Rights for EU nationals in Britain, and British nationals in the EU: we want to guarantee rights of EU citizens living in Britain and rights of British nationals in other member states, as early as we can
What it means: We really, really want to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living here but unless you do, we won’t.

(So be fair and let’s crack on with this.)

Plan for Britain
7) Protect workers' rights: not only will the Government protect the rights of workers set out in European legislation, we will build on them
What it means: I am absolutely serious when I talk about the people who are just about managing and job security.

You won't lose your maternity leave and working hours guarantees - actually things could even get better.

(Gives no ground to Corbyn on this. It's one of his chief concerns).

Plan for Britain

8) Free trade with European markets through a free trade agreement: we will pursue a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement with the European Union
What it means: We are leaving the single market but we want a few bits of single market agreement, on exporting cars for instance, a very good free trade deal with the EU – and some sort of Customs Union agreement that will mean we don't have to pay tariffs.

We don't intend to pay the EU "huge sums" anymore either.

If we don't get it we are prepared to move to a low-tax, low-regulation economy to make the UK more attractive to businesses than the EU.

And make no mistake: we will walk away if we have to.

(EU leaders you gave us no choice: the price for staying in the single market is a lot like not leaving the EU at all)

Plan for Britain

9) New trade agreements with other countries: it is time for Britain to get out into the world and rediscover its role as a great, global, trading nation
What it means: Donald Trump.

(We’re not at the back of the US queue any more).

Plan for Britain

10) The best place for science and innovation: we will welcome agreement to continue to collaborate with our European partners on major science, research and technology initiatives.
What it means: We recognise that science and innovation are really important because they are absolutely the future of industry.

We want to be in on all the big Europe-wide science projects because the reputations of our universities depend on it and they really need to attract fee-paying foreign students.

Plan for Britain
11) Cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism: we will continue to work closely with our European allies in foreign and defence policy even as we leave the EU itself
What it means: The spooks must carry on talking to prevent terror attacks - it is way too dangerous for us all not to do this.

On defence, we have more than pulled our weight and you will still need us to help manage Russia.

Plan for Britain
12) A smooth, orderly Brexit: we believe a phased process of implementation will be in the interests of Britain, the EU institutions and member states
What it means: There will be a transitional deal hammered out with the EU but we will call it a "phased transitional status" because a lot of the Leave camp doesn’t like the idea of it.

However, there was a promise not to get stuck "forever in some kind of permanent political purgatory" ie the phase will be short.





The family want the community to help them to repatriate his body back to Kenya



The family of the late Rev Simon Mwangi Maina have thought that there was no need of a having a memorial service here in UK as time does not allow them. Instead they will have a memorial service in Kenya when the body arrives. The late Rev Maina was the husband to the late Margaret Mwihaki Maina popularly known as mama Njoki. He was the father to Susan Muguri Maina of Kenya, Esther Njoki Maina of Kenya, Neema Wanjiku Maina of Dundee Scotland, Roxanne Nyambura Maina of Dundee Scotland and Samuel Victor Maina of Dundee Scotland. He was also the brother in law to Peter Mari of Cardiff South Wales. There's no committee set up for this but the family of the late Rev Maina have set up a forum on what's app to reach out friends who are living in U.K. But in different cities. The body of Rev Maina needs to be repatriated to Kenya for burial. So whatever you have let us contribute towards the son Samy to accompany the body of his late father to Kenya for burial. The account number is 00614661, Sort Code 831812 and Account name: Samuel Maina, Royal Bank of Scotland. You can also make your contribution through Mpesa in Kenya on +254 718733987. For more information in UK please contact Rev. Maina's son Samuel on 07754948377 or in Kenya his daugher Esther Njoki on +254 718733987. Also contact their first cousin Mr Peter Mari of Cardiff (South Wales) on 07455883456.






Following my post on misterseed 5 days ago, below is the progress.

Four children have been sponsored and already in school photos below before and after. Of the four 3 are part of the children who did not go to secondary school last year due to lack of fees...they are now in school thanks to the new sponsors and of course to misterseed for your website and help.


1. Elikana Ndirangu - Failed to go last year but sponsored and reported 17/01/17 photo attached
2. Easter Wanjiku - As above
3. James Obati Masase - As above
4. Catherine Wacera - Sponsored from next term
5. Mercy Ngati 367/500 - Wanjohi Girls- Sponsorship not confirmed
6. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - GG Sec Sch - As above

Below are some of the many children who risk dropping out due to poverty and some of whom did not go last year but still willing to continue studying. Please sponsor them.

7. Francis Njau 363/500 - Lesau High Sch - Very Clever
5. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice
6. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 Admissin to Joytown Sec Sch for Disabled
7. Joseph Mugo 263/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
8. Ruth Wambui 270/500 - ORPHAN and failed to go last year
7. Ann Muthoni 245/500 - Didn't go last year
8. Easter Mugure220/500 Didn't go last year
9. Amina Muhammed 288/500 Failed to go last year
10. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3
11. Eliza Wangui 266/500 - Shilanga High
12. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out
13. Jenniffer Wangeci 246/500 - mum disabled
14. Virginia Wanja 315/500 -315/500 Silenti Sec Sch
15. Kelvin Kariuki 315/500 - Silenti High Sch
16. Susan Gathoni 321/500 - Samata highSch
17. Julia Wairimu 281/500
18. Susan Njambi 278/500 Mwenje High
19. Francis Maina 327/500
20. Ruth Wambui dropped out of form 2

I have personally visited Okalao where these children come from and most of them live in some wooden slums/kambi. They are the poor labourers who have come to look for farm jobs in the big farms in the area while others fled from the war areas in 2008.

Please let us help these poor kids and save them from child labour/abuse, use of drugs, joining gangs thus eliminating generations of poverty in their families. If you put a child in school you have put them in right place for their age and given them a chance to a better future by giving them education.

People ask me about bursaries but they are given to very few children who in most cases have to have 'someone' pushing for them. If lucky they get about ksh5,000 a year which doesn't help a poor child very much as the parents cannot afford the balances.

If anyone would be willing to sponsor please call me on contacts below. I will give you the child photo and parent's contact, contact and names of the schools they will be admitted to and schools bank details where you can be paying fees direct to school. Money doesnot pass through me and you can even have a family member visit the child and take them to school

Please have a look at my website below to see children who have been sponsored before and how sponsorship works. or google LUCKENYA

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email:









Nairobi father donates liver to three-year-old ailing daughter, asks for help

A father who has offered to donate part of his liver to his three year old ailing daughter is appealing to Good Samaritans to offer a helping hand for his daughter to undergo a surgery in an Indian Hospital. Steve Abinja Ongaro, the father of Divine Blessing, who was a pupil at New Junior Campus school kindergarten, said his daughter needs surgery to replace her liver but the family cannot afford to raise the amount required for her medication. "One evening, she complained of pains in her tummy. We took her to Nairobi Hospital where doctors suspected cancer originating from her liver after several tests," Ongaro says. Few weeks later, he added, Blessing complained of pains again and was admitted at Gertrude's hospital. Ongaro said: "A scan revealed that there was a large mass (hepatoblastoma) that was growing in her liver, invading major blood vessels supplying blood to the liver and the right part of the heart. The doctors recommended an urgent surgery but was not conducted immediately due to inadequate medical cost." In October last year (2016), Blessing was referred to Forties Escorts hospital in India where she is still undergoing treatment. Doctors in the hospital stated liver transplant was the only option for her to lead a normal life. "I have offered to give her a piece of my liver so that she may be able to live. We have exhausted our savings in settling medical bills and we appeal for well-wishers to help me raise Sh4million for her surgery," Ongaro appealed. - The Standard



Uhuru still leads Raila by far - poll

If the election were held today, President Uhuru Kenyatta would defeat opposition chief Raila Odinga by 54 per cent to 32 per cent in the first round, a survey indicates. However, the poll by the Star's research department indicates Raila remains the preferred presidential candidate to fly the National Super Alliance (NASA) flag on August 8. The alliance has all but been launched. The random survey of 2,000 eligible voters was conducted from January 11-13 in 16 counties, based on the number of eligible voters. The margin of error was +/-2.19. Respondents voting for the President cited development, those preferring Raila said he was more likely to fight corruption. Recent polls have given Uhuru the victory. However, analysts say that if the opposition sticks together and fields a single presidential candidate, their odds would improve dramatically and spell trouble for Jubilee. A lot can happen in seven months to change voters' minds. Raila's NASA comrades — Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and his Amani National Congress counterpart Musalia Mudavadi — would garner three per cent and two per cent, respectively. Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetang'ula would get only one per cent of the vote.

The survey is likely to leave Raila and his advisers pondering their strategy at a time when the opposition chief is drawing up an elaborate strategy to unseat Uhuru. However, the poll indicates nearly one-fifth — 18 per cent — of voters are still undecided, seven months to the polls. The other presidential candidates — including Philip Murgor and Ekuro Aukot — would not win any votes today, the survey indicates. Also without a single vote for President were DP William Ruto, ex-assistant Minister Peter Kenneth and Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto. Ruto has declaredhe is backing Uhuru's reelection and will run for President in 2022. Kenneth is also backing Uhuru's reelection. He came a distant fourth in the 2013 presidential contest and is running for Nairobi governor. Though there is intense debate over who would be the strongest NASA standard-bearer, the poll indicates most Kenyans today want Raila to once again face-off with Uhuru. He ran and lost three times. Forty-four per cent of Kenyans want Raila to be the joint opposition candidate, while 18 per cent prefer Mudavadi. Twelve per cent prefer Kalonzo, two per cent Wetang'ula and one per cent Kanu chairman and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

Twenty-two per cent are still undecided on who should be the opposition candidate. Kanu has been sending mixed signals on opposition unity. Secretary general Nick Salat says Kanu is part of the movement, a position rejected by other officials. It is not clear what method the opposition will use to choose its presidential candidate. They plan to unveil their line-up next month. According to the survey, most Kenyans who prefer Uhuru over Raila cite the need to develop the country and grow the economy, create jobs, fight insecurity, forge unity and fight tribalism. For example, 83 per cent of respondents said they would vote for Uhuru to develop the country, compared with 13 per cent who said they would vote Raila for the same reason However, 56 per cent said they would vote for Raila to fight corruption, compared with 36 per cent saying they would choose Uhuru to tackle graft. Raila and his Cord brigade have made fighting corruption, tribalism and exclusion — and protecting devolution — their rallying cryagainst the ruling coalition. If the vote were held today, the poll indicates Uhuru would outdo Raila in 11 of 16 counties sampled. These include Nairobi where the President would win 58 per cent, Raila 22 per cent.

In Garissa, Uhuru would garner 44 per cent, Raila 36 per cent. In Wetang'ula's Bungoma backyard, Uhuru would get 30 per cent, Raila 29 per cent. Other counties, and percentages for Uhuru, are Nakuru (74), Kiambu (84), Meru (68), Machakos (44), Uasin Gishu (64), Kajiado (69), Bomet (58) and Nyeri (89). Raila, however, would defeat Uhuru in Mombasa where he would secure 43 per cent against Uhuru's 27 per cent. The Cord leader would also defeat Uhuru in Kisii by 39 per cent to 33 per cent and in Kisumu by 70 per cent to 15 per cent. In Kakamega, Raila would get 41 per cent, the President 25 per cent. Nearly all recent polls have indicated an Uhuru victory if the election were held when the questions were asked. An Ipsos poll on December 21, 2016, indicated Uhuru would get 50 per cent, Raila would get 22 per cent. The President would get 55.1 per cent to Raila's 35.1 per cent, according to a poll released in on December 31 by Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli and conducted by University of Nairobi researchers. However, analysts say the opposition's fortunes and ratings are likely to improve if they remain united and field a single candidate. “They can send Jubilee home if they rally behind one candidate and mobilise their bases to register as voters,” Prof Edward Kisiang'ani of Kenyatta University told the star in October last year. - The Star


Red hot chili peppers may prolong life: study 

Capsaicin, the substance that makes chilies hot (left), may not just be for pepper spray and topical creams — it could be the key to longer life.

The study only asked participants to note red chilli (right) consumption (centre) but doesn't say yellow or green pepper don't have the life.

Some like it hot — and may live longer because of it. Eating chilli peppers has been tied to living longer in a new study published in the Public Library of Science journal, PLoS ONE. More than 16,000 adults were surveyed on their background, eating habits and current health from 1988 to 1994, and were followed up on for a period of 18 years. Total mortality rates for patients who consumed chili peppers were 21.6% compared to 33.6% for those who didn’t. It’s still unclear what exactly causes the hot peppers to extend life, states the PLoS study, but its authors notes that capsaicin may be the miracle worker.

The secret to living a healthier, more meaningful and longer life.

Capsaicin, the component that makes a chilli hot, can affect the body in many ways. It can metabolize fat breakdown and storage for energy in different organs, protecting against plaque build-up, high cholesterol and obesity. This, in turn, can also reduce hypertension and type 2 diabetes, as well as deactivate certain regulators of cellular growth, which could stop tumours. Different types of hot peppers also contain B, C and pro-A vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects. The PLoS ONE study referred to two prior studies that supported the belief that hot peppers were key to longevity. 2009 study in India noted the inverse relationship between spice production and cancer, while a 2015 study conducted in China noted an inverse relationship between chili pepper consumption and mortality from all causes — including cancer and cardiovascular disease. 





Eight men who own as much wealth as three billion people

Bill Gates, founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Oxfam report

has named him as one of the world’s richest 8 who own a total of Sh44.3 trillion. 

Eight men own as much wealth as that held by the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, a new report has revealed. They are Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega of Zara fashion chain, investment guru Warren Buffett, telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim Helu, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and entrepreneur Michael Bloomberg, all of whom own a combined total net worth of Sh44.3 trillion ($426.2 billion). “It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when one in 10 people survive on less than Sh208 ($2) a day,” said Ms Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, which prepared the report dubbed An economy for the 99 per cent. “Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy.” The report shows the gap between the rich and the poor is far much greater than originally feared, with the poorest half of the world having less wealth than previously thought. The situation is not different in Kenya, where the richest Kenyans’ net worth is more than Sh70 billion yet 42 per cent of the country’s 44 million people live below the poverty line. The report shows how broken economies are funnelling wealth to a rich elite at the expense of the poorest in society — a majority of whom are women — at such an astonishing rate that the world could see its first trillionaire in just 25 years, a figure one would need to spend Sh100 million every day for 2,738 years to finish.


The report also outlines how the super-rich, who own big corporations, dodge taxes by using a network of tax havens and drive down wages for their workers through an army of wealth managers in order to maximise returns on investment to their wealthy shareholders, a network that is not available to ordinary savers. This costs poor countries at least Sh10.39 trillion ($100 billion) every year, which is enough to give education to the 124 million children who are not in school and fund healthcare interventions that could prevent the deaths of at least six million children every year. According to the report, Kenya lost more than Sh100 billion in 2011 through tax incentives to corporations, depriving the country of vital revenue, yet informal traders face difficult application processes and strict requirements to benefit from financial services such as credit and loans. Many are forced to operate on a more casual basis by paying unlawful daily fees to county governments that end up costing them more than an annual licence because they cannot afford to pay a one-off annual trading permit fee. In Nairobi alone, the report says, an estimated 2.2 million people work in the informal sector and live in under-served settlements and slums yet big business and the super-rich use their money and connections to ensure government policies work for them.


“Across the world, people are being left behind,” said Ms Byanyima in the report. “Their wages are stagnating yet corporate bosses take home millions of dollars in bonuses; their health and education services are cut while corporations and the super-rich dodge their taxes; their voices are ignored as governments sing to the tune of big business and a wealthy elite.” This widening inequality gap has seen women suffer more by often being employed in low-pay sectors, where they face high levels of discrimination and take a disproportionate amount of unpaid care work that pushes them to the bottom of the pile. Ms Byanyima said a fairer tax system and better regulation of wages and hours for informal workers could help to close the gap between the rich and the poor in Kenya. She called on governments to increase taxes on both wealth and high incomes to ensure a more level playing field and also generate the funds needed to invest in healthcare, education and job creation.


"Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will

just have to sit on their blisters.” Abraham Lincoln, former US President. Get out and register and be ready to vote because

bad leaders are elected by good people who don’t vote."


Kenyan truck driver dies in Oklahoma icy weather crash

Kenyan truck driver is dead after a semi truck accident on I-40 just west of Weatherford in Oklahoma due to this morning’s icy weather, Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirms. I-40 west of the Oklahoma City metro has been “a semi wrecker yard,” as News 9 storm tracker Val Castor described. The accident stopped traffic in both lanes of I-40 early Saturday morning. Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area and use US-183, SH-152 and US-281 to detour. Roads in that area are slick and hazardous so drivers should drive with caution and plan extra travel time.. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, I-40 westbound between mile marker 102 and 104 in Caddo County were closed because due to icy road conditions. The name of the deceased will be released later after all family members have been notified. -


Tea prices at the Mombasa auction kicked off 2017 on a high note, nearly touching a one-year record during last week’s auction.




Psalm 118:6


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


Our guest singer today is Eunice Njeri from the Republic of Kenya  -  CLICK HERE




"The World Is a Book and Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only One Page" ? Augustine of Hippo. 

Kenya on health alert after Avian flu is detected in Uganda

Kenya is on a high health alert after the deadly Avian Influenza was detected in dead birds in Uganda at the weekend. An official at the Ministry of Health who is not authorised to speak to the media confirmed on Monday that an “outbreak preparedness taskforce” has been activated. This team, which has networks across the country, will beef up surveillance in entry points, such as airports and on the Busia and Namanga border points. It will also be involved in a sensitisation campaign to the larger population with information such as warnings against coming into contact with or eating sick or dead birds. The source said Kenya is awaiting further details from Uganda — such as  how many cases have been reported in humans so far— after confirming the Avian flu (H5N1) through multiple tests at both agricultural and human health laboratories. - Daily Nation.



No sex for Kenyan men without voting cards, says

Mombasa woman representative Mishi Mboko

Mombasa Women Representative Mishi mboko

An MP has called on women in Opposition strongholds to withhold sex from men who have not registered as voters. Mombasa woman representative Mishi Mboko yesterday urged women in the country to deny their spouses conjugal rights to force them to go for voter's cards in readiness for the August 8 elections. Speaking at the Jomo Kenyatta showground at Mkomani in Mombasa where she issued cheques to women and youth self-help groups, Ms Mboko said sex was a powerful weapon to make reluctant men rush to register as voters in the exercise that began yesterday. Mboko's husband will however be spared of the conjugal boycott, the MP said, as he has already registered as a voter. "Women, this is the strategy you should adopt. It is the best. Deny them sex until they show you their voter's card," she said. Mboko said it had reached a point for women use sex to push their spouses into taking the countrywide voter registration seriously if the Opposition hoped to oust Jubilee from power in the forthcoming polls. Mboko claimed the National Super Alliance (Nasa) stood the best chance to beat President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at the polls. She said ongoing efforts to foster Opposition unity had shaken the Jubilee administration. "Nasa is not going to disintegrate and it is the best alliance ever formed  to beat Jubilee at its own game," she said. The MP said the Jubilee government was raising the political stature of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho through harassing him. "They think they are weakening the Opposition at the Coast by harassing Governor Joho but they are only strengthening and popularising him," Mboko argued. On Friday, Joho and ODM MPs Abdulswamad Ali, Rashid Bedzimba and Suleiman Dori were briefly held at the Coast police headquarters leading to protests by Opposition leaders. - The Standard




Uhuru Kenyatta unveils 525 police vehicles at Uhuru Park

President Kenyatta after being shown how one of the armoured personnel carriers works at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, on January 16, 2017.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled the third batch of police vehicles and equipment acquired through the government’s leasing programme. Mr Kenyatta unveiled 525 vehicles, including 25 armoured personnel carriers, at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, as part of the government's police modernisation programme. In his speech, the President reiterated the government's commitment to improving the working conditions of police and other security officers. “Four years ago, there were only 3,155 vehicles which were in a bad state of repair and this lack of effective means of transport hampered effectiveness of the National Police Service in combating terrorism and organised crime,” he said. “During the first and second phases of the leasing programme, we launched 1,200 and 1,020 assorted vehicles respectively, and with the launch of 500 vehicles, we now have 2,720.” The move is aimed at improving police mobility by providing vehicles, among other modes of transport, as they step up their fight against terrorism and organised crime. Some of the vehicles were leased from General Motors East Africa, which will be responsible for servicing and maintaining them. The fight against crime by use of air surveillance, Mr Kenyatta said, had also been improved following the procurement of additional helicopters and the repair of those that had broken down. “In 2013, the country had only one serviceable helicopter and at the moment we have three that are helping our security forces in the fight against crime. We also expect to have two more and bring the number to seven by July this year,” he said. The President also said that the country had done a lot in increasing the number of police officers through recruitment, adding that Kenya was almost attaining the United Nations recommended ratio of one police officer for every 450 civilians. He praised Kenyan security forces for their efforts in the fight against terrorism, which he said, had reduced drastically, thanks to strategic counterterrorism efforts, including intelligence sharing and cooperation. Since 2013, the government has been leasing vehicles in a move aimed at cutting costs. In attendance were Internal Security Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss Ndegwa Muhoro and National Police Service Commission chairman Johnstone Kavuludi, among other leaders. - Daily Nation. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


Scientists claims arthritis pain can be relieved by a weekly 45-minute exercise session, reports the Daily Express

Investing in land as alternative to education policy

Francis Kihanya, the Founder and Managing Director.


Capital, Real Estate Company based in Nairobi has come up with an alternative to traditional education policies, which will see investors buy property as way of financing education for their children. Dubbed Ploti ya Masomo, the initiative is aimed at letting middle – income investors who seek an alternative to the traditional education policy to reap benefit of this booming Property sector. Francis Kihanya, the Founder and Managing Director of the company says most middle-income investors cannot directly participate in the mega projects insurance companies invest their education insurance policy premiums in and that as a policy holder, you have no clue where your money is invested. “This is the reason we have come up with this alternative to the traditional education policies, which can be taken by anyone despite their status. it is market driven meaning the plot buyer reaps the full benefit on the value appreciation of the plot,” he said. Kihanya says one needs only to buy a plot in one of their projects and then an agreement is made to lock the property for a given period of time to make sure the owner doesn’t sell the property too early. About one year before the agreed time, the company will put the property up for sale. “In case we fail to get a buyer by the time the owner needs his money, the company will make financial arrangements with the current price of that piece of land,” he says.

The ownership documents include the names of the minors whose education Ploti ya Masomo intends to secure. “One can buy as many plots as he wants with a minimum of five years (lock period) required before your plot is sold,” he adds. Currently, the firm, which also sells land to Kenyans in the Diaspora, is targeting satellite towns because that is where we have lots of capital appreciation. The leading satellite towns around Nairobi are Kiserian, Athi River, Ruiru, Thika and Juja. Juja, where Manyatta has one of its Projects and plots going for Sh400,000 with a Title Deed, is one of the most popular satellite towns as per the latest Hass Property Index. “What Manyatta looks for in determining a location for a Ploti Ya Masomo project is the growth potential of the area – through infrastructure projects planned—bypasses universities, schools and hospitals. We launch the project before the development happens,” says Kihanya. Given a Nairobi property chart, Manyatta Capital prefers to invest in areas that are in between “infancy” (or unexplored) such as North Eastern Kenya and areas at the maturity stage such as Upper Hill, Westlands and Lavington. Most of the satellite towns fit that bill, according to Kihanya. At first people didn’t welcome the new concept because they didn’t understand how it works. “We have been sensitising people during our open days and the uptake has improved. We have received several customers who are ready to try this new policy,” said Kihanya. - /


Jubilee, Cord rally residents in strongholds to register as voters





Crisis as more than 60,000 ID cards remain uncollected in Kenya


Kenyans Birmingham Fellowship
cordially invites you join us to fellowship and socialise as Kenyans here in Birmingham.

Where:-Maypole Methodist Church, Sladepool Farm Road, B14 5DJ;
When:- 21st January 2017
Time:- 2pm -5pm.

Birmingham fellowship contacts:
Jonathan Mboya :07749022870 -
Mrs Rachel Ruto - 07761265322
Mrs Esther Kiilu - 07832 144034

Future fellowship dates:
January 21st 2017
February 11th 2017 - National fellowship hosted in Birmingham venue TBC
March 25th 2017
April 22nd 2017
May 20th 2017
June 17th 2017
July 15th 2017

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am with them.”
??Matthew 18:20

Welcome and God bless you as you plan to come!
Birmingham fellowship.



Nairobi gubernatorial race;

Peter Kenneth officially declares interest




Uhuru, Raila to mobilise supporters to register as voters

Electoral commission CEO Ezra Chiloba (centre) leads staff members in launching the month-long campaign to register six million new voters ahead of the August election. The launch was held at Lilian Towers in Nairobi on January 15, 2017. PHOTO | EVANS HABILK | NATION MEDIA GROUP

A major drive to register voters starts on Monday, with both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cord leader Raila Odinga expected to mobilise their supporters to turn out in large numbers and enlist in readiness for the August General Election. A major drive to register voters starts on Monday, with both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cord leader Raila Odinga expected to mobilise their supporters to turn out in large numbers and enlist in readiness for the August General Election. Addressing a press conference at the Lilian Towers in Nairobi, Mr Chiloba said that although nine million Kenyans are projected to have registered for identity cards and are yet to be listed as voters, the commission is targeting to sign up a maximum of 6.1 million voters. “Information we received from the National Registration Bureau indicates that by November 2016, over nine million Kenyans had been issued with national identification cards but remained unregistered as voters,” he said. State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said President Kenyatta would lead the Jubilee team in rallying Kenyans to register. However, he did not give details about the dates and venues where the President will be mobilising wananchi to register.


“A full programme is being worked out because the President has been out of the country. It will be released in time,” he said in a telephone interview with the Nation.

On Sunday, ODM chairman John Mbadi said Mr Odinga would tour all Cord strongholds to campaign for voter registration. “The story of the tyranny of numbers will be gone once everyone is registered,” said the MP. On Monday, Mr Odinga is scheduled to visit Kibra, Kawangware, Dagoretti, Westlands, Ruaraka, Embakasi, andoraand Kayole, among other places to urge opposition supporters to list. Mr Chiloba said that unlike in the last voter registration, when the commission failed to meet its target, this time round it has launched massive media campaigns to sensitise potential voters to register. “The commission estimates to receive six million additional voters in the best case scenario and four million voters in worst case,” he said. Some 7,793 biometric voter registration kits will be used during the campaign to be executed in over 24,000 polling centres around the country. Mr Chiloba said the available kits were enough to register all the targeted voters and that a fair distribution formula, taking into account an area’s population and land mass had been applied to ensure no one is disadvantaged. He said that in the last registration, conducted in February last year, the registration kits were not optimally used due to budget constraints. “The consequence was such that two kits ended up at one registration centre. This time round, a kit will serve one registration centre at a time,” said Mr Chiloba. 


This time , the criterion used in the distribution of the kits is meant to ensure that potential voters are not discouraged by long distances to registration centres. Each County Assembly Ward (CAW) will have a minimum of three kits and maximum of 10. A list of how the kits are distributed across the country can be found on the commission’s website. “The list will show the distribution of kits per CAW, constituency and county,” said Mr Chiloba. The IEBC has hired over 21,421 staff for the campaign, including 290 registration officers, 290 assistant registration officers, 1,775 voter registration assistants, 2,900 ward-based voter educators, 580 ICT support assistants and 15,586 clerks. President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga last week met hopefuls seeking to contest for political seats on Jubilee and Cord tickets and challenged them to mobilise their supporters to register in large numbers. “We must go out there and mobilise each and everyone of us who has not registered to do so,” President Kenyatta said when he addressed a gathering of Jubilee aspirants at the Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani, on Friday. He said that electoral areas that register the highest numbers of new voters would be rewarded. Two days earlier, Mr Odinga had met the National Supper Alliance (Nasa) aspirants together with other opposition chiefs and urged them to mobilise supporters to register.

“All you need to do is to come out in large numbers and register. Once you are done just leave the rest to me,” said Mr Odinga. In last year’s voter registration drive, Nairobi and Garissa counties recorded the highest percentages of voters applying for transfers. Yesterday, the electoral commission also announced that some changes have been made to some polling centres in northern Kenya, following a recent court decision that affected some constituency boundaries. “About 300 registration centres have been amended in terms of names. In addition, registration centres in Mandera East and Lafey constituencies will change due to re-alignment of constituency boundaries in accordance with the Court of Appeal decision,” said Mr Chiloba. And to control “politically” instigated voter transfers, the commission will now require those seeking to change their polling stations to do so at constituency offices. NATION MESIA GROUP.





Voter transfer as Jubilee plots to turn tables in battle for Nairobi


Nairobi gubernatorial aspirants Dennis Waweru (MP Dagoretti South), Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and nominated MP Johnson Sakaja during the Jubilee Party membership recruitment launch at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi on Friday. Jubilee Party’s scramble for Nairobi governor’s seat has triggered a massive voter importation into the city to the tune of 166,000 voters by Tuesday this week. Sources at the Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) say of all 134,670 new voters registered in Nairobi by June 30, last year, some 104,4039 (74.6 per cent) were transfers – popularly referred to as voter importation - from another place to the city. This week, the Jubilee Party declared that it was taking no chances in its determination to wrestle Nairobi from the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), announcing it had dropped an earlier pledge for nominations in favour of “consensus”. In a no-holds barred approach to take Nairobi, a meeting at Deputy President William Ruto’s Karen residence on Monday night ruled out a competitive nomination process for all key elective positions in Nairobi - governor, senator and all the 17 parliamentary seats. Although the official list was not yet public, sources say former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth has been identified for governor, with Philip Kisia as running mate, Ms Millicent Omanga for Women Representative, Ms Rachel Shebesh for nomination to the Senate, Mike Sonko to retain his Senate position, and Dennis Waweru ‘persuaded’ to seek re-election as Dagoretti South MP. Former TNA chair and nominated MP Johnson Sakanja is to be given a soft landing as advisor at State House, while Bishop Margaret Wanjiru is to be ‘comforted’ out of the race with a Cabinet Secretary job.


The secret deal also included a clause to expand the Jubilee parliamentary presence in the city through “consensus” (read direct nomination) of non-Kikuyu candidates in constituencies held by ODM in the city. “The model is designed to attract non-Kikuyu votes and boost the ticket with Kikuyu voting blocs. This is what Shebesh meant at Kasarani on Thursday when she said all other communities need to be represented in the city,” a source said. The proposal for constituencies held by Kikuyu MPs was not yet clear, just as the fate of Water CS Eugene Wamalwa, who had declared interest in Nairobi’s governor’s race. One of his campaign team leader David Kang’ethe yesterday said: “Eugene is yet to tell us if we are disbanded or still on course. But now that JP had zeroed on Peter Kenneth implies all other aspirants, Eugene included, have to seek something else.” On Monday, the DP is said to have read the riot act that the Jubilee’s “consensus” formula was final to avoid splitting the single most populous Kikuyu voter bloc in the city. “Nairobi controls over 45 per cent of the country’s economy, we do not want jokes. Three or four people cannot make JP lose the Nairobi seat and the more than 300 job opportunities that come with it,” he said. In 2013, CORD’s Evans Kidero became the inaugural governor of Nairobi when he won a tightly constested race to beat his closest rival from the Jubilee side, Ferdinand Waititu, with the thinnest of margins (74,000 votes) attracting 692,490 votes against Waititu’s 618,047. Considering the third runners up in 2013 constest, city investment banker Jimna Mbaru, got 52,510 votes, the new import of 104,439 voters significantly alters the city’s voter demographics. IEBC data shows Nairobi had 1,728,180 registered voters in 2013, which has since gone up to 1,832,291 by June 30, 2016. A random check of voter transfer data from neigbouring counties showed Kiambu as most robust, with Gatundu South constituency registering the highest transfers by June 2016 where 4,135 new voters were registered, while 15,839 (383% rate) voters transferred from the constituency. - The Standard.





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Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was "so smart in getting out". Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office in five days time. He also criticised Nato and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies. Mr Trump spoke to the Times and German newspaper Bild ahead of his inauguration on Friday. Mr Gove - who was a prominent Leave campaigner during last year's referendum - asked Mr Trump whether the UK was "at the front of the queue" for a trade deal with the US following the Brexit vote. "I think you're doing great, I think it's going great," he replied. The question referred to President Barack Obama's comments last April that the UK would be "at the back of the queue" if it left the EU. "Trump said Brexit is going to happen, and it happened. Everybody thought I was crazy," the president-elect continued. "Obama said, 'They'll go to the back of the line,' and then he had to retract his statement." Mr Trump added: "Countries want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity, but I do think if they hadn't been forced to take in all of the refugees than you wouldn't have a Brexit." His comments come ahead of the launch of a cross-party campaign called Brexit Together. The campaign aims to bring together political voices from both sides of the EU Referendum debate to develop a "shared vision" on issues such as immigration, the economy and market access, security and sovereignty.


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Pastor Eddie Long dies at 63

(CNN)Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial Georgia-based head of one of the nation's largest megachurches, has died, according to the church he presided over. He was 63. Long died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a statement by the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. "Bishop Long was known as one of the most influential faith leaders in the world," the church said in the statement. "He stood strong as a Kingdom Builder, pioneering leader, and revolutionary mind changer." "Although his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he's at peace," his wife Vanessa Long said in the statement. At its peak New Birth Missionary Baptist Church had about 25,000 members.  But Long had a controversial past. In 2010, he and his church settled a lawsuit filed by four young men who accused him of pressuring them into sexual relationships while they were teenagers and members of his congregation. Long, who preached passionately against homosexuality for years, denied the allegations. In 2011, Vanessa Long filed for divorce. Shortly afterward, Long told his followers he was taking some time off to work on his marriage. "I do want you to know that this is, for me and my family, especially with me, one of the most difficult times and things I've had to face, and only because my strength, other than God, is in Miss Vanessa," he said at the time. "And I want you to rest assured that I love her and she loves me. ... In all the things that I've ever had to deal with and being pastor, my rock has been to be able to come home to a virtuous woman who always had peace in my house... We're going (to) work it out." he said. In its statement the church called him "a family man and spiritual leader who was well respected and loved for his passion to unapologetically and courageously preach the gospel of Jesus Christ." The couple later reconciled. Long is survived by his wife, four children and three grandchildren, the church said.







It is with great sadness and acceptance of God’s Will that we inform you of the passing on to Glory of Mzee Ernest K Karanja of Kiambu Kenya on Friday 13th January 2017. A loved Father of Jane Karanja (wajimmy) of Coventry, Samuel Karuri of Wales,  Beth Njenga ( mama Charity) of Luton and Nancy Muchiri  (mama Purity)of Coventry, Also Father-in-law to Samuel Wanjohi, Teresa Karuri, George Njenga and John Muchiri. Mzee Ernest was also an uncle to Joseph Njoroge Coventry, Esther Wanjiru of Bracknell, Elizabeth Kariuki of Thurrock (Mama twins), Liz Wanjira and Elizabeth Wanjiru of Luton. He was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Meetings are being held in Coventry, Luton and Wales. At COVENTRY at Mr and Mrs Muchiri’s house (Baba and Mama Purity’s) from TONIGHT Saturday 14th January 2017 to Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 6-8PM Address 14 Manfield Avenue, Coventry, CV2 2HN. For more information contact John: 07939114556 and Sam Wanjohi: 07400826668 and Yunis: 07794951407. At LUTON at Elizabeth and George’s house (Baba and Mama Charity) from tonight Saturday 14th January 2017 to Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 6-8PM Address 7 Paighton Close, Luton, LU4 9DG. For more information contact George: 07804833901 and Elizabeth: 07847268211. At WALES at Samuel and Teresa’s house from Saturday 14th January 2017 to Sunday 18th January Address 21 Talfan Road, Bonymaen, Swansea SA1 7HA. For more information Samuel Karuri (baba Denis): 07588677841. For financial support please use the  Bank Details Account: 20613843 Sort Code: 20-53-33. Your most appreciated prayers and contributions are welcome. For more information  about the burial in Kenya contact Jane +254 718988451.


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DCP-Kenya signs MOU with Africa 118 for Google Digital Training

Diaspora Community Projects (DCP)–Kenya and Africa 118 signed an MOU on Thursday to roll out the Google sponsored Digital training nationwide. This programme according to DCP Kenya Country Director, Austine Oduor brings hope to many youths on the numerous opportunities that they can pursue on the digital platform as the rate of unemployment continues to soar. Head of Business Intelligence – Africa for Africa 118 – Fredrick Imbo, noted that through this initiative Google hopes to equip a million young Africans (18-35yrs) with digital skills and tools to help them build an online presence, create content, understand web design and user experience, social media and app development. With an expected half a billion internet users in Africa by 2020, there are huge opportunities for African businesses and young digital entrepreneurs.



If young people have the right skills, they can build businesses, create jobs and boost economic growth across the continent. The event was also attended by DCP CEO in charge of the London and Scotland offices, Thomas Musau and DCP-Kenya Lead Advisor David Ndolo. Diaspora Community Projects (DCP) – Kenya is a member based institution incorporated in Kenya in 2012 to empower the youth through trainings, mentorship and volunteer opportunities. The youth are helped to fully explore their potential and make wise decisions independently which leads to better and sustainable lives. Africa 118 Inc. a leading capacity building and business incubation provider has been sponsored by Google to deliver training to youth across Africa as part of our Digital Skills for Africa initiative. Due to this sponsorship, the trainers and the content for training are offered to all participants free of charge.


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Pound falls ahead of Theresa May Brexit speech

The pound has fallen against the dollar to below $1.20 ahead of a key speech from Theresa May on Brexit this week. Sterling fell 1.5% against the US currency on Sunday to its lowest level since the flash crash in October. Analysts said traders were reacting negatively to reports that the prime minister would signal plans on Tuesday to quit the EU single market. The pound has now dropped about 20% against the dollar since the referendum when it fell to 31-year lows. The pound also dropped to a two-month low against the euro on Sunday, falling to about €1.13. Several of Sunday's newspapers claimed Mrs May would outline a "hard Brexit" approach, a term used to imply prioritising migration controls over single market access.




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Terror attacks Killed 122 in Kenya last year: US embassy

Terrorist attacks involving shootings and explosions killed 122 people in Kenya last year, the US State Department said Friday as it issued a new travel warning. “The bulk of these incidents occurred in Wajir, Garissa, Lamu and Mandera counties,” the US noted. It added that terrorism remains a threat in the Nairobi area and the Coast. The State Department specifically urged US citizens to avoid traveling near Kenya's border with Somalia, including all of Lamu County, which in the past has been a major tourist destination. Other listed no-go zones are Tana River County; the three northeastern counties of Mandera, Wajir and Garissa; all areas north of Malindi in Kilifi County and Nairobi's Eastleigh neighbourhood. “In Mombasa,” the warning continued, “the US Embassy recommends US citizens visit Old Town only during daylight hours, and avoid using the Likoni ferry due to safety concerns”. The posted State Department notice cites two recent attacks. On September 11, three women reportedly attacked a Mombasa police station with knives and petrol bombs, wounding two police officers, the travel warning said. On October 27, it added, an assailant stabbed a police officer guarding the US Embassy compound. “Violent and sometimes fatal crimes, including armed carjackings, muggings, home invasions and burglaries, and kidnappings can occur at any time,” the State Department warned. “US citizens and US Embassy employees have been victims of such crimes in the past.” - Daily Nation.


Uhuru met a delegation of leaders from Kajiado County at State House, Nairobi

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing a delegation of leaders from Kajiado County

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended the Jubilee administration against accusations by the opposition that it has not initiated any development projects in certain regions in the country, terming the accusations as propaganda. He made the remarks on Saturday when he hosted a delegation of leaders from Kajiado County at State House, Nairobi. The president cited various projects undertaken by his government in Kajiado in the past three years saying no other government has ‘done what Jubilee has done for the Maasai’. “Jubilee government has done a lot in Kajiado, from technical training institutes, water projects, roads and electricity connection,” said the President. He mentioned the construction of Isinya-Mashuru and Ngong-Kiserian roads and the connection of more than 60,000 households to electricity as some of the projects started by the Jubilee administration. The ruling party was recently openly blasted by Mombasa governor Hassan Joho who rubbished its development record saying the president was going around the country launching projects that were initiated by the previous regime. - The Star




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A moral story 

A farmer in ancient China had a neighbour who was a hunter, and who owned ferocious and poorly trained hunting dogs. 

They jumped over the fence frequently and chased the farmer's lambs. 

The farmer asked his neighbour to keep his dogs in check, but this fell on deaf ears. 

One day the dogs again jumped the fence, attacked and severely injured several of the lambs. 

The farmer had had enough, and went to town to consult a judge who listened carefully to the story and said: "I could punish the hunter and instruct him to keep his dogs chained or lock them up. But you would lose a friend and gain an enemy. Which would you rather have, friend or foe for a neighbour?" 

The farmer replied that he preferred a friend. 

“Alright, I will offer you a solution that keeps your lambs safe, and which will keep your a neighbour a friend." 

Having heard the judge's solution, the farmer agreed. 

Once at home, the farmer immediately put the judge's suggestions to the test. 

He took three of his best lambs and presented them to his neighbour's three small sons, who were beside themselves with joy and began to play with them. 

To protect his son's newly acquired playthings, the hunter built a strong kennel for his dogs. 

Since then, the dogs never again bothered the farmer's lambs. 

Out of gratitude for the farmer's generosity toward his sons, the hunter often shared the game he had hunted with the farmer. 

The farmer reciprocated by sending the hunter lamb meat and cheese he had made. 

Within a short time the neighbours became good friends. 

A saying in old China went something like this, 

“One can win over and influence people the best with gestures of kindness and compassion.” 

A similar Western saying: 

“One catches more flies with honey than with vinegar."

Let us make an effort to make a pact that we will be polite when we speak and not make rude and sarcastic remarks at every opportunity we get, especially with our families, friends and colleagues.
Wishing each and everyone of you a blessed, happy and prosperous new year. God bless and keep you.




A Whispers from London How this year will be to you

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I will start by wishing each and every one of you a happy New Year 2017. My prayer is that this will be a good year for you. I want you to be successful and have the best peace of mind. I want your life to be a holiday because you are a child of the most high. Unfortunately, not everybody is successful or has peace of mind. This is because some of the character that we acquire in life are detrimental to our success and peace of mind. There are some of us whose minds are full of turbulence and since blessings come to those who are peaceful, it will be a cold day in hell if their lives become a holiday in this world. The devil has laid powerful traps on their way where they easily fall into it line, hook and sinker! Let me ask you; how do you think year 2017 will be for you? Answer – Year 2017 will just be like year 2016 or the years before if you do not transform you mind set and have a new way of doing things.

From the way relationships hit rocks in the West, there must be a demon of relationships in this part of the world. It is very normal for spouses to live in harmony in Africa but once they start living in the West, the demon in them wakes up and starts laying strategies on how to make them part ways. One needs no effort to have his/her relationship go down the drain. It will start with the wife starting to earn her own money and getting a council house plus some few benefits here and there making her feel that she is above the husband. In Africa, she has never imagined tasting alcohol or shouting at her husband but once in the West, if the husband earns less than her, she will not respect him. In fact she only remembers that her husband is a man when she sees him urinate when standing up.

God be with you my brother if you lose your job and you are at the mercy of your wife who you fondly call darling, boo and the London’s most cursed name- Sweet heart. Those nice names you call each other in church or during birthday parties will disappear the moment finance in the family becomes a challenge. As a wife, you know very well that you are well protected by the state in case your husband lays a finger on you so you are free to do what you want. The moment you realise that your hubby is nobody is the moment the devil starts unleashing his evil plans on you. First of all, he will tell you to buy an undersized bra so that your cleavage will look more pronounced. You will then buy short skirts which will definitely annoy your husband, all this being the advice from the devil in you. If your hubby asks you dress properly, you will tell him to remember that you are in diaspora and what you have as the ‘dashboard’ is in fact your set of property. The devil has convinced you that they are a set of property but what the Angel from Heaven would tell you is that the best property is your brain not your 34 DD.

In a nutshell, we must protect our relationships jealously because all relationships in the West are vulnerable. If you are in the West and your relationship has never undergone real difficulties, then you live in another world. Human beings are all like turn-coats in that they are very good at pretending that all is okay in their relationships but in the real sense most relationships died long time ago. We are only waiting for the burial dates. In relationships, we need to be people whose honesty and integrity is beyond reproach so that we do not give the devil a chance. How do you know that your relationship is in problems? Here is the answer; when you go to bed tonight, see whether your legs and that of your spouse are far part. If you are sleeping at this corner and your spouse is in the other extreme corner that is an alarm to show that your relationship is in very serious problems. Do you know the most honest part of your body? It is the feet because they don’t lie. Alternatively, when you and your spouse are having a disagreement, listen carefully at what your spouse is saying.

When the right moment comes, talk about it. You will be surprised to find that the issues you thought are secrets are well known to him or her. For example, when your wife went to visit her relatives in another part of town, you went online and booked for a weekend holiday for you and your girlfriend. Since the devil is smart, the moment you went to print the tickets, the printer jammed and you forgot about it. You cheated your wife that you were going to Plymouth for the so called ‘Marathon’ in Security job. By bad luck, when your wife started the printer, the first thing that it printed was pending printing job which obviously was your flight tickets with your girlfriend. Your ‘Marathon’ ended on Monday and you came calling your wife those nice names little knowing that she knew everything. You have always pretended to be an Angel but your wife knows that you cannot be trusted with anything of female gender.


Forget what your Pastors or Bishops prophesied on you about the New Year being the year of double double, double portion or year of completion. Not unless you transform your character, this year will be just like any other year. We all like financial breakthrough but do we read books on finance? How many autobiographies on those people who have made it have we read? Do we watch programmes on money making or it is just about football matches and some other programmes on people whose every other word is a swear word? If you lose your job today, do you have a plan ‘B’ as a safety net?If you are a man and your work is looking after your children when your wife is working, think again my brother.

If your wife works with intelligent people or for highly intelligent boss, her love will soon gravitate towards her colleagues or your boss. I am imagining a situation where your wife has been in a company’s meeting where they were discussing about the effects of Brexit in the Company’s Balance sheet especially on the International Accounting Standard number five. Meanwhile, as a man, you are busy with your baby Piccadilly at home. When your wife comes home, you hug her while smelling baby Piccadilly and then you start telling her how ugali made from millet goes down well with fermented milk. She fakes a smile and then looks up wondering when you will finish your verbal diarrhoea. Watch out! She is only with you for convenience and it will be a miracle if your relationship survives this year. Who is the cause of all this? Your laziness and lack of focus.

How on earth can God bring you to diaspora and you have never helped anyone? I believe you are paid in real money not hair from your arm pits so there is no way you can be there and you have never used a dime to help a kid somewhere. That kid that you abandoned in Africa is crying for you. Another year has started and the one who helped to create him or her is nowhere. There is God somewhere who will punish you on your kid’s behalf. Curses are real and you will remain cursed until you know the value of children.

I need special knowledge to understand how a husband can have his own project and the wife her own and still answer in the name of a couple. To be honest you are flat mates or sex partners. The only common factor is the children. Nothing more nothing less. Not unless you realise that you are one and do things together, this year will not be different. You will remain flat mates or sex partners for the rest of the year and beyond. Meanwhile, real couples have the world at their feet. They have already reached Canaan while you two are still playing with sand in Egypt’s Sahara desert.

There are some people whose projected goals this year is to be global business people. In their diaries, they have arranged for important meetings with investors for joint ventures in various countries around the world. As for you, you have planned that in January you are going to quarrel with Man Man, next will be Michael or Abu. On February you plan to attack Misterseed, Petite, Rose and Dorcas. You have a full list of people you have lined up to give a piece of your mind. When we are thinking of going to the moon, you and your better half are just revolving around a circle creating imaginary enemies. Your life will not change just because we are in a new year. Not unless you have renewed mind set, your life is at a risk of remaining stagnant. There is power in you to transform your character. When your character is transformed, your life will transform. Listen to the strangest secret in life - As a man thinks, so shall he become.





Donald Trump queries health and terror funding

Kenya is worried over a possible withdrawal of US support for its campaign in Somalia, following a series of questions sent by incoming President Donald Trump’s team to the State Department. The fight against Al Shabaab is only one among issues concerning Africa raised by the Trump transition team, made public by the influential New York Times newspaper at the weekend. Others questions listed hint at a possible shift in American policy on trade and emergency funding for HIV/AIDS patients. Kenya is worried because if the answers don’t appease the new administration, which takes over this Friday, it could trigger a major policy change affecting Washington’s support for the government’s counter-terrorism programme and its fight against the Aids pandemic. One of the questions drawn up by Trump’s advisers is: “We’ve been fighting Al-Shabaab for a decade, why haven’t we won?”



"I Don't See Trump as a Legimate President, " Says Rep. John Lewis

The nation’s greatest living civil rights hero says what others won’t. Will other Democrats follow?

Rep. John Lewis testifies on Capitol Hill at the second day of a confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). On the day more unconfirmed, and maybe unconformable, details came out about the intelligence community’s intensifying investigation into ties between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government, tensions in Washington, D. C. spiked. Dozens of House Democrats poured out of a briefing by FBI director James Comey and other intelligence agency leaders obviously furious, though they couldn’t disclose what they heard in the classified briefing. Rep. Maxine Waters of California walked out to reporters and spit fire: “It’s classified and I can’t tell you anything. But the FBI director has no credibility!” 

A short time later, Chuck Todd of NBC’s “Meet the Press” released a remarkable clip of his recent interview with Rep. John Lewis, which will air on his show Sunday. In his calm, thoughtful, deliberate way, Lewis channelled Waters’s rage – and opened a new front in the campaign against Trump. Would Lewis look for ways to cooperate with Trump, Todd asked? “It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president. I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” Lewis told Todd. “I don’t plan to attend the inauguration. It will be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in Congress. You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right.” READ MORE CLICK HERE





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Jane Muthoni (left) at Memorial Community Church, Plaistow, (former Memorial Baptist Church), 395 Barking Road, E13 8AL, (opposite Plaistow Police Station) during our Sunday Service on 15th January, 2017 at 2.00 p.m. Therefore, remember to bring your dancing shoes to dance for the Lord. For more information,please, contact Rev. Edwin Kibathi on 07946700301.




Britain’s first pregnant man says he has received death threats

The UK’s first pregnant man told British television that he has received death threats from people who don’t understand his situation. Born a woman, Hayden Cross was undergoing hormone treatment when he took a break from transitioning to have a child. Speaking on ITV in his first televised interview, 20-year-old Cross, who is now legally male, said “I’ve had some good reactions but I’ve had some bad reactions. I’ve had death threats, people threatening to beat me up.” He also said the anger directed towards him is the product of people not understanding his situation. Cross became pregnant after finding an anonymous donor on Facebook. He claims that he took the drastic measure after the NHS refused to freeze his eggs. “They came to my house and then basically came into a pot then gave it to me so I could do it myself,” he said, describing his meeting with the donor, with whom he had spoken only a few times. “I don’t even know their real name.” The one piece of information the donor did provide was that his family had no medical history. Cross said he is not looking forward to giving birth and would ideally have waited until later in life to embark upon parenthood. He said his poor relationship with his family had inspired him to start his own. Cross, whose transition procedure is currently on hold, said he would continue taking hormones and undergo surgery after giving birth. “I’m not gonna hide it from my kid. I want my kid to know and I’m just hoping my kid will be open minded like me and accept it.” The NHS said in a statement that they do not freeze eggs for non-cancer patients, but do accept appeals for exceptional circumstances. Cross said he had appealed but was turned down.



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Firefighters battle two-day inferno in Aberdare National Park

An aerial photo showing smoke rising from Northern Aberdare on January 14, 2017. The fire started Friday morning. 

Nearly 6,000 hectares of the Aberdare National Park has been destroyed by wildfire that has continued for the second day. The fire began Friday at 10 am and has since spread, being aided by the windy weather. Simon Gitau, acting assistant director, Mountain Conservation, said the fire has consumed the lower moorlands of the Northern Aberdare. "We are trying to prevent the fire from getting to the main natural forest. What is burning can regenerate fast since its shrubs, heath and moorland grasses," Mr Gitau said. More than 200 firefighters from the Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Wildlife Service and others from the ministry of Interior have been deployed to contain the inferno. Members of the Community Forest Association (CFAs) from Embaringu, Wandare and Bellevue villages in Nyeri County are part of the team trying to put out the fire. Mr Gitau suspects that it was caused by illegal activities in the forest. "We suspect the fire was started by people conducting illegal activities in the forest...,” he said. - Daily Nation.


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Stolen baby found alive in South Carolina 18 years on

A girl stolen as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, has been found alive in South Carolina after more than 18 years, police say. Kamiyah Mobley, who was abducted in July 1998, was found after a tip. Authorities in Walterboro, South Carolina, have charged Gloria Williams, 51, with kidnapping. Ms Mobley was living under another name and believed Ms Williams to be her mother. The biological family have been notified of the news. Jacksonville Sherriff's Office said DNA tests had confirmed Ms Mobley's identity. She appeared in good health, a "normal 18-year-old woman", it said. The office said it had acted on 2,500 tips since the abduction and received one last year to @MissingKids that eventually broke the case. It showed the original composite images released at the time of the kidnapping, along with a photograph of Ms Williams, who was arrested at her home on Friday morning. The baby was only eight hours old when she was taken by a woman posing as a health care worker at the University Medical Center, now known as UF Health Jacksonville. The woman told Kamiyah's mother, Shanara, that her baby had a fever and needed to be checked. She took the baby out of the room and disappeared. The case brought significant media attention as Shanara tried to locate her child. Although the biological family had been notified of the discovery and were "elated", the Jacksonville Sherriff's Office said: "It is up to the victim on how contact will be made. The victim is now an adult." Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said: "She had an idea that something may have occurred but... imagine her trying to process this. "She was abducted as a newborn and needs time to process this... We want to respect her privacy and we ask that you do too."




Launch of Jubilee membership card



Uhuru launches membership recruitment drive for Jubilee

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday kicked off his August re-election bid by launching a five-million member recruitment drive and tasking over 10,000 Jubilee Party aspirants to lead the recruitment as well as registration of voters. The Head of State also disbanded a 63-member campaign election team in a desperate attempt to quell claims of bias in JP nominations while asking all those seeking different seats not to “compete bitterly” and to support each other. The President and his deputy William Ruto took time to urge their supporters countrywide to turn up in large numbers from Monday to register as voters and as members of their new party. They stressed that the survival of the Jubilee government is hinged on how the unregistered voters in their back yards would respond to the electoral commission’s mass voter registration to be launched on Monday. The meeting came hot on the heels of a similar opposition meeting convened by Cord leader Raila Odinga in which the creation of new opposition outfit uniting key opposition figures in the country was formalised. In a bid to get maximum voters registered in the one-month drive, President Kenyatta promised to reward counties, constituencies and wards that will register the most numbers in the party strongholds.


Speaking at Kasarani Gymnasium, Nairobi, he asked aspirants to forget their differences, saying it was needless to engage in meaningless supremacy battles at the risk of the entire party losing to the opposition in the coming polls. “Of what help will it be to you if your fight each other so fiercely then you lose and even make all of us to lose?” The President wondered. He called for unity and urged the aspirants to take time to sell party policies and avoid confrontation with their opponents in a manner that could alter the stability required by the party to survive what is building up to be a tough electoral battle expected in the coming months. The President said: “We promise free, fair and transparent nominations. The will of the Jubilee membership will determine who will hold what position”. He said: “I today recognise you as a leader. Today we have no President here, no deputy president, no governor, no MP or MCA we are all here as equals. We are members of a party called Jubilee and we are going out there to register members”. He expressed anger at the recent opposition convention which he said was turned into a forum to undermine him and his leadership by throwing dirty insults at him.

“While in India I was shocked to see opposition leaders addressing Kenyans from Bomas. I saw them blame my government for underdevelopment and I wondered where this people live,” he said. He then enumerated key projects by his government insisting that his administration had achieved a lot within the last four years. The Head of State said that his government had increased the number of dialysis machines from 34 to 174 across the country, from 37 Intensive Care Units to 60 and bought 94 digital X-ray machines allocated to various hospitals. The President who moved straight from the airport to the venue of the convention, also said that his government had struck a deal with India to construct a modern cancer centre to reduce the number of Kenyans seeking medication in the Asian state. Earlier, the DP announced that the party was doing away with an initial President Campaign team unveiled at the Bomas of Kenya in November, declaring that all aspirants would now join the new team. “Every aspirant is to now join presidential campaigns team. And when they go out to ask for their votes, they are also asking for the President’s re-election,” Mr Ruto stated.

Mr Ruto named five points that he said assure Jubilee of its success in the August polls: the collapse of the International Criminal Court cases, the formation of Jubilee Party, delivery of its 2013 manifesto and what he said will be a 2017 campaign based on issues. But it was his chide at the opposition as “rudderless” that earned him a standing ovation from a wild crowd that forced him to repeat the statement. “In 2013 our opponents enjoyed the power of incumbency with half the government on their side as one was Prime Minister and the other a Vice-President but in the 2017 elections we are facing a clueless, rudderless, leaderless, disorganised opposition,” the DP said to wild cheers. Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki sought to explain why the party backed controversial amendments of the Elections Act which the opposition claimed could be used to compromise poll results. “The launch of this smart card shows that we believe in technology. We must go out and register in large numbers.” He said, adding that aspirants must embrace consensus in fight for seats. Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe said: “It is not that Jubilee does not want electronic identification and results transmission. We just want to have this as a backup, even if we might not use it”. National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale said that Jubilee had grown stronger and that it was likely to win an overwhelming victory in the coming polls. - Daily Nation.




ABC Bank Diaspora and other Bank Staff visit Upendo Children's Home

ABC Bank employees began the new year on a philanthropic note. Led by the Diaspora Banking unit, bank staff and their friends visited Upendo Kids International ( in Juja, Kenya where they donated foodstuffs and other consumables. The visit was part of ABC Bank's community support initiatives. Upendo Kids International is a vulnerable children care center founded in 2007 by Robert and Eunice  Menja -a US-based Kenyan couple- to provide child-centered programs that prepare children for a lifetime of learning, while their families are empowered to become economically self-reliant. During the visit, the ABC Bank team spent quality time cooking and sharing with the children aged between three and 17 years. The children in turn treated the team to entertaining musical performances that brought out the rich talents that the children possess.  The Head of Diaspora Banking at ABC Bank Joseph Waithaka said their visit was only the beginning of a long lasting relationship with Upendo Kids as he and his team plan to explore more ways to support the children in the long term to help them realize their dreams, in line with the bank's mission to empower people to achieve the extra-ordinary.  While appreciating ABC Bank's generous gesture, Upendo Kids co-founder Eunice Menja said there is an increasing need in society to support needy children to lead successful lives and contribute to social-economic development.






Shilling remains under pressure as oil importers' dollar demand rises

High demand for the US dollar by Kenyan oil importers has been blamed for the continued pressure on the Kenyan shilling as markets closed yesterday. Commercial banks quoted the shilling at 104 units to the greenback, the lowest since weakening to 105.65 to the dollar in September 2015, according to a Reuters report. The global news agency reported that oil prices yesterday edged up, driven by reports of Saudi Arabia’s supply cuts. This added to strong demand by Kenyan oil importers for dollars to further weaken the shilling. At the same time, Reuters again quoted Kenyan traders saying that the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has embarked on a strategy to fight the shilling’s depreciation by increasing their operations in the market through selling dollars to support the local unit. However, analysts have dismissed the idea of an increased demand for the greenback by oil importers as the sole reason for the weakening shilling. A Forex exchange trader who requested anonymity, after the CBK banned traders from making any comments about the shilling worth, linked the shilling’s fall to the Government’s action of loosening its monetary and fiscal policies. “It is misleading to say that demand for dollars from oil importers is the reason for the weakening shilling. We have been importing oil for a long time now without such a drastic depreciation of the shilling. I figure out that a loosening monetary policy to finance our budget deficit is the reason for the weak shilling,” the trader said.He explained that since the banking amendment act came into place, CBK has been reluctant to tell the country about the money supply in the market. “Before the act came into effect, especially during the Kibaki era, we could easily tell the amount of money supply in the market. I remember in the last year of the Kibaki presidency, it was 21 per cent. But now, CBK is yet to give us the current rate. It is possible the money supply is high in the market in order to finance the deficit, hence weak shilling,” the trader said. Francis Mwangi, an investment analyst from the Standard Investment Bank said that currently, as the CBK falls under heightened pressure, even after kicking up its operations in the market, its time the $1.5 billion (Sh1.53 trillion) it holds in reserve from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is released to combat further depreciation. IMF had provided the money in dollars in order to use during extreme spells to shield the shilling from sharp depreciation. - The Standard.



Nicaraguan President wins re-election with wife as VP

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has clinched a fourth term in office with a landslide victory — this time with his wife as his running mate. With more than 98% of the ballots from Sunday’s election counted, Ortega had garnered 72.5% of the vote, state media said Monday. First lady Rosario Murillo has long been the country’s unofficial co-president, effectively running the government, analysts of Nicaraguan politics say. In August, when the couple made their ticket official, Ortega said she was the best running mate he could choose: “Who better (to be vice president) than my companera, who has so far done an efficient and effective job with much discipline and sacrifice.” The move by Ortega, a socialist and former guerrilla leader, is not without controversy, as critics have accused the couple of skirting laws while building a political dynasty. Nicaragua’s Constitution bars candidates who are relatives of the current President from running, however the Supreme Court of Nicaragua has said there was no legal impediment for the Ortega-Murillo ticket. “It makes no sense,” said Eliseo Nunez, a former opposition lawmaker, maintaining that the ticket clearly violates the Constitution. “It’s like saying: My brother-in-law can’t run because he is related to my wife, but my wife can run.” Adding Murillo to the ticket is a way for Ortega, who will be 71 in a week, to ensure a political succession plan, said Michael Allison, a political scientist with the University of Scranton. “Daniel and Rosario have been consolidating power for over 10 years,” he said. Despite cries of foul by opposition, Ortega has strong support in the country, Allison added.



History made as train engines roar to life in Mombasa

Guests and members of the public mill around the six Standard Guage Railway (SGR) line locomotive engines after Transport Cabinet Secretary received them from the China government at the port of Mombasa, January 11, 2017. The other locomotive engines will arrive in the country mid-February. At exactly five minutes to noon in Port Reitz, Mombasa, yesterday, six of the 56 locomotives that will bestride the Standard Gauge Railway roared to life. The co-joined six-two shunting diesel electric locomotives - four of them freight cars - were pulled off the new SGR marshalling yard in Port Reitz by Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and other top State officials.

A group of Giriama dancers raced alongside, applauding, dancing and singing. And Kayamba Africa belted out their signature tunes, the most relevant one for the occasion being 'Amazing Grace' - "...I was once blind but now I see..." In the driver's seat was a China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) locomotive driver. And behind him to enjoy the historic ride were Mr Macharia, Kenya Railways chairman Jeremiah Kianga, Infrastructure Principal Secretary Irungu Nyakera, Charge de Affairs at the Chinese embassy Yao Ming, Kenya Railways Chief Executive Atanus Maina, CRBC Deputy General Manager Li Qiang, Project Co-ordinator Johnson Matu and Coast Regional Co-ordinator Nelson Marwa.

For the first few minutes and under strict supervision of the engineers, the CS and his team fidgeted with the engine - twitching the levers, knobs, screens and buttons on its dashboard before the beast hooted and journalists angling for a perfect shot were yanked off the track. The machine is a contradiction of terms. On the outside it cuts the image of the engines that blazed our meter gauge rail in the 1900s. But inside, it is a blend of the past and the present - modern AC system, a Central Circuit Television system, manual side mirrors and button telephone head-sets. BRAND NEW Behind the driver's and co-driver's seats are two other seats in the locomotive, two fire extinguishers, a coffee maker and a communication screen. The machines, we are told, are brand new. The polythene wrappings have not yet been peeled off the seats.


The front of the locomotives resembles the 'Lunatic Express', the mythical "third eye" in the middle and the two windscreens side by side. The deep red and yellow colours are Jubilee - the administration that braved spirited opposition to build in three years what British colonialists took six years to complete. Macharia could not wait to enter the locomotive. As soon as he finished reading his speech, he shuffled the papers and declared: "These speeches are just that; speeches! Let us now see the real thing!" Before that, Virginia Munyao, a dazzling CBRC maid handed over gold-plated scissors to the CS and other dignitaries to cut the ribbons. Immediately thereafter, he was handed a miniature locomotive and a key to the "real thing". He then made a beeline for the doors to undertake the historic duty of igniting the machine.

Before that, clerics - Sheikh Khalifa, Fr Okello and Bishop Tuimising - prayed for the safety of passengers and CRBC officials as they tested the line. The prayers were not without context, as centuries ago the engineers' forbears were mercilessly devoured by man-eater lions. "As you rescued the disciples from turbulent waters, as you protected the disciples on their way to Emmaus, Lord bless us and protect us as we use these trains. We pray that you will never be far from us as we ride in them," Fr Okello petitioned. Mr Matu certified the locomotives as "beyond satisfaction". And the Kenya Railways boss declared that Kenyans had received value for their money. Yao Ming said the locomotives reminded him of his first encounter with them in his days of youth in "a poor and backward village in China". The first passenger train will be flagged off at the same venue on Madaraka Day eve. - The Standard.


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Habakkuk 2:2


Has God Given You a Vision?
We read in Habakkuk 2:2: "Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry." When God gives you a vision for your life, write it down, keep it before you at all times and run with it. You say, ‘But I see no way for it to come to pass.’ The Bible says, ‘The vision is yet for an appointed time … wait for it; because it will surely come’ (v. 3 NKJV). You may not know how to get from where you are right now to where the vision will ultimately take you - but God does. So ask Him to reveal the next step to you. Whether you’re in prison like Joseph, in a soup kitchen in the inner city, or at home taking care of small children, God will fulfil the vision He placed in your heart. The more you see yourself leading in the boardroom, launching your own business, serving in ministry, writing your first book, or helping others through your gifts, the sooner it’ll become a reality. Before a vision becomes clear, God gives us glimpses of it - like a picture developing from a soft hue into sharp resolution. So take your vision and run with it. Let it motivate you to perform to the best of your ability in your present position, while staying in communication with the One who knows and loves you best. Today pray: ‘Lord, I know that where I am right now, isn’t where You’re taking me. Give me glimpses of Your vision for my future, so that my understanding may grow in accordance with Your timing. Give me patience along the way and faith to trust that You’re always working for my good. Amen.’


Our guest singer today is Cornerstone Gospel Singers from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - CLICK HERE



Thousands of people in low-lying areas on the east coast are warned to leave their homes due to the threat of flooding.




While catching up with the cold weather in London, Kenya's gospel singer Jane Muthoni took time to visit London. She visited the Excel the biggest exhibition centre in UK, then had to ride on a bike before visiting the luxurious floating boat hotel - Sunborn London Yacht Hotel where she was caught negotiating the stairs from the restaurant inside the hotel. Jane will be the guest singer at the Kesha night on Friday night 13th January, 2017 Rivers of Joy Church in Harlow, Unit 2 Latton Bush Business Centre, Southern Way, Harlow, CM18 7BL as from 9.00 p.m. On Sunday 15th January 2017 Jane will again be a guest singer at PCEA UK Outreach, Memorial Community Church, Plaistow, (former Memorial Baptist Church), 395 Barking Road, E13 8AL, (opposite Plaistow Police Station) during our Sunday Service as from 2.00 p.m. She will be hosted by Rev. Edwin Kibathi. Jane Muthoni's contact in UK is 07440563956 and through her Kenya Whatsapp +254 722634555.




We are blessed to have the well renown Kenyan Gospel Singer from Kenya

Jane Muthoni (left) at Memorial Community Church, Plaistow, (former Memorial Baptist Church), 395 Barking Road, E13 8AL, (opposite Plaistow Police Station) during our Sunday Service on 15th January, 2017 at 2.00 p.m. Therefore, remember to bring your dancing shoes to dance for the Lord. For more information,please, contact Rev. Edwin Kibathi on 07946700301.




County employs abrasive stance against unregistered voters

Members of the Youth Congress and Huruma residents display posters that urge people to register as voters, on January 12, 2016. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Political leaders have devised clever ways to push Kenyans to register in preparation for the next elections. The governor advised those without the cards to take advantage of the mass registration that starts on Monday. The governor advised those without the cards to take advantage of the mass registration that starts on Monday. “Anyone coming to seek services from any of our 10 departments will first have to show us that he is registered as a voter,” Mr Akaranga said. He added: “I have directed my officers to first check your registration status before attending to you. People who are not registered should do so from Monday when IEBC begins mass voter registration.”  The governor said the move is aimed at raising the current voter figure of 213,000 voters in the county.IEBC statistics show that some 139,000 Vihiga residents are holding identify cards but have not registered as voters. Those not registered will miss out on the Sh125 million county bursary scheme, Sh30 million fertiliser subsidy, issuance of land titles and survey services, and employment. Those seeking waivers of hospital and mortuary bills, among other services, will also prove their registration status before getting the benefits. The cleric-turned-politician said it will be easy for his administration to check anyone’s registration status through a number 22464 that has been provided by the electoral commission.

In Murang’a, residents who do not have a voter’s card will not be allowed to enjoy their favourite alcoholic drinks in the county from next week, bar and hotel owners have said. James Waweru, the chairman of the business owners’ association, said the members wants to be active participants in the voter registration process slated to begin this month. Mr Waweru said they will be demanding to see a voter’s card from anybody entering their premises, adding that no one will be allowed to drink without showing they are registered voters. “Just like you cannot drive without a driving licence, then you cannot drink without a voter’s card, hakuna starehe bila kura (no entertainment without a voter’s card),” he said. Speaking in Murang’a town, Mr Waweru called upon other business owners such as matatu and boda boda operators to follow suit so that all eligible voters are registered. He said they will fund the initiative themselves and that they had already ordered over one million posters to be displayed at strategic places in their premises, urging locals to register as voters from January 15.“In all our premises in the eight sub-counties, over 2,000 members have agreed to partner free of charge as we support the voter registration process for the 2017 General Election,” he said. At the same time, the Coast Parliamentary Group now wants voter registration to be done at funerals, weddings and palm wine drinking locations.

Speaking in Kilifi on Thursday, the group’s chairman Gunga Mwinga said this would help the commission to net more eligible voters ahead of the August polls. He said the registration had to go to where many people gather. The Kaloleni MP said Kilifi County alone, where the targeted figure is 482,000 voters, had more than 127,000 unregistered people. “If they can register all the 127,000, the figure will increase from about 356,000 registered voters today to about 482,000,” he said. This second round of voter registration will be the commission’s last one before the General Election. The exercise, which starts on January 16, targets about six million new voters countrywide. According to the poll team’s CEO Ezra Chiloba, the listing targets between four and six million new voters.



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Carol Mumbua passes on in India as Kenyans were raising money to bring her back

Early today #BringCarolHome was trending at position one on Twitter after Carol Mumbua’s case was highlighted. But unfortunately Carol passed on before Kenyans could bring her back home alive. 24-year-old Carol Mumbua was stuck at an Indian hospital for close to a year after she failed to raise money to settle her bill which amounted to Kes 3.7 million. Ms Mumbua travelled to India to receive treatment for Lupus; a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks one’s own tissues and organs. Kenyans were made aware of Carol’s predicament through the tag #BringCarolHome which was trending first on Twitter. But as people were starting to send in their contributions, bad news broke. Unfortunately Carol didn’t make it. Carol was recovering at the Indian hospital where she was being treated as she waited to clear the bill and travel back home. Sadly she suffered relapse which is thought to have caused her death. -








I start with a word of thank you to all the people who have sponsored children in the last 8 years from UK, USA, France, Swirtzland and Holland. Special thanks to Misterseed for they have all been sponsored courtesy of your website which advertises for me free of charge. We have all changed many poor lives in Kenya.

It is january again and I have a large number of children needing help to go to secondary school this year. Last year I had a list of over 40 children and apart from helping 7, that were sponsored, most others did not go to sch due to lack of funds and are still willing to go now a year later if they get funds. Below are a few of the children needing a sponsor.

1. Ruth Wambui 270/500 - Oprhan and failed to go last year for lack of school fees
2. Rosemary Njeri - Orphan and falied to go last year for lack of school fees
3. Martha Wambui 401/500-Admission to Pangani Girls (urgently needs to report)
4. Misheak Mwangi 417/500 - Meru High (Urgently needs to report)
5. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice
6. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 Admissin to Joytown Sec Sch for Disabled
7. Joseph Mugo 636/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
8. Virginia Wanja 315/500
9. Amina Muhammed 288/500 Failed to go last year
10. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3
11. Eliza Wangui 266/500
12. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out
13. Catherine Wacera 319/500 - oprhan -karatina
14. Francis Njau 363/500 - Lesau High Sch
15. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - GG Sec Sch

Please let us help these poor kids to eliminate generations of poverty in their families.

People ask me about bursaries but they are given to very few children who in most cases have to have 'someone' pushing for them. If lucky they get about ksh5,000 a year which doesn't help a poor child very much as the parents cannot afford the balances.

If anyone would be willing to sponsor please call me on contacts below. I will give you the child photo and contact, contact and names of the schools they will be admitted to and schools bank details where you can be paying fees direct to school. Please have a look at my website below to see children who have been sponsored before and how sponsorship works.
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Mesmerising drone footage gives road tarmacing a fascinating new perspective

a three-mile stretch of road being resurfaced and posted the footage on Facebook in December.   Alan Leeson, the shire’s chief executive, said he thought the computer system had been “hacked” when he discovered the video had been viewed by millions and shared more than 360,000 times. "We had a lot of views by Christmas, might have been about 5000 which we thought, ‘that's a lot', but around New Year it just took off," he told Fairfax Media. "We thought, ‘we've been hacked’, but it's all been checked out." Drone footage of a remote dirt road receiving a layer of bitumen tarmacCredit: Facebook/Shire of Moora/Facebook/Shire of Moora. The original footage lasted fifteen-minutes but was sped up to produce the three-minute video. It has attracted interest from around the world and generated in-depth discussion  – in various languages – about the best way to seal a road. Mr Leeson said the council bought a drone last year to make videos to promote the region. "I suggested we film the work because a lot of people don't have a perspective about how roads are bituminised... we thought it was be a good opportunity to show what we do," he said. The two-day road upgrade, which cost £270,000, was conducted on Airstrip Road, which lead to the region’s airfield. The drone flies over the convoy of road workersCredit: Facebook/Shire of Moora/Facebook/Shire of Moora The video has generated more than 5,000 comments, including detailed discussions of the process for sealing and resurfacing roads. “Whatever these guys are getting paid they deserve a 50% pay rise… Respect to all the contractors,” said one comment. Another said: “This looks very efficient, probably not most resistant and precise, but when the basework was good, why not, much better than a dust track! The bizarre viral response comes just over a year after the events of the Drummond puddle.



Kenyans bracing for tough times as worst drought in 5 years looms

People who have travelled as far as 20km fetch water from the hyacinth-covered Lake Victoria at Wagusu Beach in Siaya County on Tuesday. Many boda boda riders have ventured into the water-vending business. A 20-litre jerrycan is retailing at Sh50 depending on the distance from the source. Kenyans will have to dig deeper into their pockets for basic goods this year as the country enters the worst drought in half a decade. This comes even as the Kenyan shilling continues to weaken against the US dollar, raising the country's import bill and further pushing up inflationary pressures. The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is now warning that depressed short rains across all counties in December will lead to a drought situation last experienced in 2011. The authority further said rainfall levels in December were too low to reverse the dry spell. Counties in arid and semi-arid lands (Asals) will bear the brunt of the drought. "In almost all counties, the vegetation condition was worse in December than it was in November," said the authority in a report titled National Drought Early Warning Bulletin. Kilifi, Kwale and Lamu counties had negative readings on the vegetation condition index, (VCI). Other counties such as Isiolo, Garissa, Tana River, Wajir and Tharaka Nithi recorded similar dire conditions.


The VCI is a reading of the state of vegetation cover that compares it with the range of values for the same period in previous years classifying regions under five broad categories - above-normal vegetation, normal vegetation, moderate vegetation deficit, severe vegetation deficit, and extreme vegetation deficit. The counties named all have VCI values dipping into the negative, indicating extreme vegetation deficit for the last three months. The situation is expected to worsen in the coming months. "For the most part, pans and dams recharged to far less than their maximum capacity," read the NDMA report in part. OPEN SOURCES "High surface temperatures reported in counties such as Baringo and Taita Taveta mean any remaining open sources will dry up sooner than usual. River levels in Isiolo, Meru and West Pokot had already reduced significantly by the end of December." This, coupled with the pressure currently being experienced by the Kenyan shilling, is expected to drive up the cost of basic commodities thereby bursting the budgets of many households. In 2011, the East African region was hit by what the UN reported as the worst drought in 60 years, affecting 13 million people in parts of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Meanwhile, the Government has said it has put in place measures to mitigate the drought witnessed in some parts of the country. Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the State would continue to distribute food to the affected regions in a bid to ensure that no lives were lost as a result of hunger. "We are continuing with plans to address drought in the country and we are collaborating with other stakeholders," he said. - The Standard.


Kanu leaders split on NASA move as Kittony dismisses Salat's 'personal' statement




Uhuru receives full State honours with 21-gun salute in India

President Uhuru Kenyatta was Wednesday morning formally received in India by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the official residence of the Indian President in New Delhi, with an elaborate State reception complete with a 21-gun salute. President Kenyatta, who is on a reciprocal State visit to India, was escorted into the official residence of the Indian President by mounted troops shortly after 10am (Indian time). The firing of 21 cannons at the ceremony traditionally reserved for Heads of State and Government was followed by the national anthems of Kenya and India played by the Indian military band. Thereafter, President Kenyatta inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Indian military. Addressing the press after the ceremonies, President Kenyatta said the reciprocal visit would further strengthen the cordial relations between Kenya and India. He said the visit would also boost the economic, cultural and social ties that the two countries have always enjoyed. Later, the Head of State visited Raj Ghat (the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial) where he laid a wreath in remembrance of the legendary leader of the Indian independence struggle who inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.


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Tears of joy as kidnapped boy is reunited with family

Ms Catherine Nyambura carries her son Kelson Kimani after he was reunited with his family on Tuesday night. He was rescued by police at Kasarani, Nairobi, from his kidnappers. On the left is Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a, who joined relatives and neighbours in receiving the boy. By Tuesday evening, the kidnappers had sent the family images of their son, demanding for a Sh2.2 million ransom. Kelson was kidnapped from his parent’s home in Thika’s Section 9 by four gunmen after stealing a substantial amount of money from them last Friday. He was rescued by police officers trailing the kidnappers at Kasarani as they attempted to transfer him to a different hideout in Mwiki. Kiambu County police commander Adiel Nyange said a multi-agency team of experts working on the case had been trailing the criminals from Ruaka where they had put up temporarily before being nabbed as they left for a different hideout in Mwiki. “They have been moving regularly, by the time we caught up with them, they were coming from Ruaka and moving towards Mwiki. Using our machinery, we intercepted them at Kasarani,” said Mr Nyange. The kidnappers included five women and three men who were all arrested at the time of rescue as a manhunt for three more known female accomplices begun. - Daily Nation.



Opposition leaders unveil National Super Alliance

Opposition leaders (from left) Nick Salat, Moses Wetang'ula, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi

during the unveiling of the National Super Alliance at Bomas of Kenya on January 11, 2017.

Opposition leaders on Wednesday unveiled the much-touted National Super Alliance (Nasa) and vowed to stick together with the aim of removing Jubilee from power in the August 8 General Election. The four – ODM’s Raila Odinga, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford-Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula and ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi – signed a memorandum to seal the unity pact at a ceremony in Nairobi witnessed by more than 5,000 aspirants gathered in the Bomas of Kenya ballroom. The pact was also signed by Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat. The meeting had initially been called by the Opposition chiefs to give the way forward on the controversial Election Laws (Amendment) Act, which was passed by the National Assembly and Senate last week and assented to by President Kenyatta on Monday. However, it was turned into a forum to cement the Opposition unity, with the leaders promising to invite more leaders. Mr Mudavadi has been spearheading the push for the opposition leaders to unite under Nasa since late last year. The leaders also used the meeting to rally their supporters to register in large numbers when the final voter registration drive commences on Monday. They also said they would suspend the planned street protests to mobilise their supporters into registering in large numbers.

“We are also here to emphasise that we are one Opposition team, with the common dream of liberating Kenyans from the yoke of Jubilee,” said Mr Odinga, while reading a statement that had been agreed on by all the Opposition chiefs. “We are here to agree to stop Jubilee from ruining our country beyond August 2017. Defeating Jubilee in August is not about the Opposition taking power. It is a national duty and a civic responsibility to save Kenya”. He cited joblessness among educated youth, high borrowing by the government and corruption as among the ills perpetuated by the Jubilee administration. “We are here to make all of us understand that the only enemy we have and our country has, is Jubilee. Divided we shall fall and the country will continue to suffer. Only our unity shall salvage what remains of our country. We are here because we understand that simple and painful reality,” he said. According to him, the meeting had not been convened to call for mass action to protest the recently-passed election law. “That remains on our radar but not in the next 30 days,” he said. The speeches were preceded by presentations by renowned economist David Ndii, a law lecturer, Prof Elisha Ongoya, and former Constitution of Kenya Review Commission commissioner Zein Abubakar, who all urged Opposition supporters to work together.

The meeting also saw Mr Mudavadi and Mr Wetang’ula lead other leaders from western Kenya in declaring that they would work as a team with a view to locking Jubilee out of the vote-rich region. In the declaration, led by Senator George Khaniri, the leaders said urged voters in the region to “put all their eggs in one basket”. Just before he read the prepared statement, Mr Odinga announced that leaders from western Kenya wanted to make a declaration before the gathering. He then invited Mr Mudavadi and Mr Wetang’ula to lead their colleagues in declaring that they would work as a team. They were joined by MPs Yusuf Chanzu (Vihiga), and Paul Otuoma (Funyula), Senators George Khaniri (Vihiga), and Boni Khalwale (Kakamega) and former Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa. From the very outset, it was evident that the gathering expected nothing short of a united opposition. Speaker after speaker implored the leaders to remain united. Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho set the ball rolling, when he told the leader that they had no choice but to unite and remove Jubilee from power. Turning to face the five on the dais, Mr Joho said to applause; “My dear brothers, you have no choice but to hold together”.

He said he was ready to die if that would ensure Jubilee was sent packing. Dr Khalwale, too, stressed the need for the Opposition to remain united, saying that President Uhuru Kenyatta had hoped that he would lure Mr Mudavadi and Mr Wetang’ula so as to split the western vote. “Uhuru thought he would get my brother Wetang’ula and my brother Musalia but he has failed. Are they not with us here?” he posed. Mr Mudavadi, who was the first of the four chiefs to address the gathering, urged his colleagues to unite behind Nasa. “I have been there before. It is a long and narrow road but with unity, it will be wide and short,” he said to a thunderous applause. Mr Musyoka electrified the crowd when he declared that he was ready to sacrifice his presidential ambition to ensure that the Opposition captures power. “I have sacrificed before and I’m ready to sacrifice again. I also expect similar sacrifice from my brothers here,” he said. However, he also added that he expected similar selflessness from the other leaders. He warned against any of the opposition chiefs betraying their colleagues and called for transparency in picking the movement’s presidential candidate. Mr Wetang’ula also dwelt on the need for leaders to remain united. “Each one of us here (referring to the opposition chiefs) is a first among equals. I will be happy if my brother Steve is named the candidate. I will also be happy if my brother Musalia is named the candidate or my brother Raila is named,” he said.


Mr Odinga, who was the last to speak, urged Opposition supporters to register as voters in their millions. “We will deal with election laws – we promise you that – but you must all go out, in every town, village, home, church, school, bus stop every single day and not rest until everybody you meet is a registered voter to send a mass message to Jubilee that they must go home! It has to be done. It has been done elsewhere. It will be done here with your help,” he said. “I wish to urge all Opposition supporters to discard the fears that Jubilee will steal the August elections. Yes, Jubilee will try to steal the elections. But we shall not allow it. We shall make it impossible for anyone to steal the elections. But we are also sending word to Jubilee again that the cost of stealing this election will be regrettable. Therefore, don’t try it.” He assured the aspirants that the nominations across all the opposition parties would be free and fair. “The commitment runs across the Opposition... We are against fraud in the General Election. We will not allow fraud in our nominations,” he said, and promised that those who lose would be given jobs in government if the alliance wins the elections. - Daily Nation.


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Yes we did, Barack Obama tells America as he exits stage

It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people— in living rooms and schools; at farms and on factory floors; at diners and on distant outposts — are what have kept me honest, kept me inspired, and kept me going. Every day, I learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man. I first came to Chicago when I was in my early 20s, still trying to figure out who I was; still searching for a purpose to my life. It was in neighbourhoods not far from here where I began working with church groups in the shadows of closed steel mills.

It was on these streets where I witnessed the power of faith, and the quiet dignity of working people in the face of struggle and loss. This is where I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to demand it. After eight years as your President, I still believe that. And it’s not just my belief. It’s the beating heart of our American idea —our bold experiment in self-government. It’s the conviction that we are all created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It’s the insistence that these rights, while self-evident, have never been self-executing; that We, the People, through the instrument of our democracy, can form a more perfect union.

This is the great gift our Founders gave us. The freedom to chase our individual dreams through our sweat, toil, and imagination – and the imperative to strive together as well, to achieve a greater good. For 240 years, our nation’s call to citizenship has given work and purpose to each new generation. It’s what led patriots to choose republic over tyranny, pioneers to trek west, slaves to brave that makeshift railroad to freedom. It’s what pulled immigrants and refugees across oceans and the Rio Grande, pushed women to reach for the ballot, powered workers to organise. It’s why GIs gave their lives at Omaha Beach and Iwo Jima; Iraq and Afghanistan – and why men and women from Selma to Stonewall were prepared to give theirs as well. So that’s what we mean when we say America is exceptional. Not that our nation has been flawless from the start, but that we have shown the capacity to change, and make life better for those who follow.



Winds close Forth Road Bridge and cut power to homes

The Forth Road Bridge is closed after a lorry blew over and thousands of homes in northern England lost power as gale force winds swept across the UK. Police Scotland said a 54-year-old man had been charged over the incident, which blocked both carriageways. Met Office yellow weather warnings are in place for wind and snow across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England throughout Wednesday. About 2,300 homes lost power in north-east England because of the winds. In Newcastle city centre, Newgate Street was closed due to wind damage. Drivers across Scotland and northern England have been warned to expect travel disruption because of the conditions, with further snow forecast for Thursday. The lorry on the Forth Road Bridge blew over at about 02:00 GMT. A spokesman for the bridge-operating company said the bridge was closed to HGVs at the time. The truck was travelling north from the Edinburgh side towards Fife, but was blown on to the southbound carriageway, damaging the central grilling, he said. It had been lifted off the central grilling by a crane by mid-morning, but it could not be completely cleared from the scene until the weather improves. The bridge remains closed both north and south-bound. The driver of the lorry has been charged with dangerous driving, police said.



KQ sacks 38 more workers, plans another round of cuts

Kenya Airways CEO Mbuvi Ngunze when he appeared before Senate Transport Committee in 2016 over the sacking of 600 employees

Kenya Airways yesterday started the latest round of sacking that will affect 38 employees as it struggles to remain afloat. The airline had sent home 80 employees last July following an earlier decision taken in March 2016 that about 600 of its staff would be axed, as part of multi-pronged approach to cut costs and achieve profitability. Outgoing Managing Director Mbuvi Ngunze announced that the redundancies were declared beginning yesterday and that further job cuts are expected in the next phase. “After a lot of consultation the next phase of the process is now ready to be rolled out. There is never a perfect timing for such actions, and we will ensure that the process is handled within the values of our Airline,” Ngunze said in a statement. Pilots and technicians survived the onslaught that targeted employees across all other departments in a “painful” staff rationalisation. Mr Ngunze acknowledged the financial difficulties that the airline is facing which have prompted the mass sackings over several phases. “After implementation of Phase 1 of the restructuring process, we continued looking for opportunities for productivity and efficiency gains as well as upskilling within the business,” he added. He was optimistic that the restructuring that started two years ago, including disposal of idle aircraft, was bearing fruit. KQ reported a Sh900 million operating profit for the first-half of the current financial year, even though the gains were wiped off by huge loan repayment costs to report a Sh4.8 billion after tax loss.

That was a much narrower loss compared to the nearly Sh12 billion lost in the previous year, to the relief of the management who have been roundly condemned as having run down the airline. KQ has reported more than Sh55 billion in losses in the past two-and-half years, that has been attributed to a failed expansion plan. Retrenchment of the 38 workers is despite an agreement entered with the Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) that KQ would freeze further redundancies after the July sackings. KAWU Secretary General Moss Ndiema announced that the lobby had secured the pact which the airline has disowned. Mr Ngunze who is set to exit the firm before March 31 – which also the date the airline’s financial year ends, was edged out by the powerful pilots’ lobby. The pilots had demanded his immediate removal in October and threatened a strike that was only called off in the last minute after an assurance was granted by State House that the MD and chairman Amb Dennis Awori would leave. Awori has since been replaced by former Safaricom Executive Michael Joseph, while the airline is currently searching for Ngunze’s successor. A decision taken by the firm to expand its fleet proved to be an expensive miscalculation ending with the delivery of several jets without routes to fly to. Planes, as with the KQ situation, are typically bought through loans offered by financiers owing to the huge cost. Revenues generated by the aircraft are channeled to pay the loans but in the KQ’s scenario, several of the new planes remained grounded. KQ has either leased or sold some of the planes to generate cash to meet its obligations. - Daily Nation.




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Death Announcement For Peter Maingi of Tacoma Washington

We are saddened by the death of Peter Maingi of Tacoma Washington. Peter passed away on Sunday Monday 2nd January 2017. He was the son of the late Joshua Maingi and Rebecca Maingi of Makueni Kenya. Husband to Georgina Maingi. Father to Pete Maingi, Jolene Maingi, and Joyice Maingi. Memorial service will be held on Saturday 1/7/2017 at Puyallup Church of the Nazarene, 1026 7th Ave SW Puyallup 98371 at 1PM. Burial service will be held on Monday 1/9/2017 at 2PM at Gethsemane Cemetery 37600 Pacific Hwy So, Federal way 98003. There will also be Viewing of the body at Edwards Memorial Center, 11020 So. Tacoma way Lakewood 98499 starting at 10AM. All are welcome to attend. Any question call James at 253- 831-5606 or Omayio Moikobu at 206-802-5645. -




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Analysts: Kenya's economy to slow to around 5.7 pct in 2017

Kenya's economic growth is expected to slow down to between 5.4 and 5.7 percent in 2017 down from 6 percent in 2016, analysts said on Monday. Cytonn Chief Investments Officer Elizabeth Nkukuu told a media briefing in Nairobi that the slowdown will be largely due to the ongoing drought that will affect agricultural sector which accounts for about 20 percent of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). "We expect strong levels of GDP growth at between 5.4 percent and 5.7 percent in 2017, driven by government expenditure and the growth of key sectors such as construction, as Kenya benefits from its diversity in growth sectors," Nkukuu said. "This is despite the challenges we face as an economy with the interest rate cap and slowdown in the agricultural sector," she added. Nkukuu said she expects inflation in 2017 to be higher than the 2016 figures averaging between 6.7 percent and 7.2 percent driven by prolonged dry weather, which will persist until mid-2017 driving food prices up. "The reduced growth will also be caused by the heightened political pressure given that presidential elections will be held in Aug. as well as the low private sector growth which was at 4.6 percent in October 2016 from a high of 21 percent in August 2015," Nkukuu said. Economic expansion in 2017 is expected to be fueled by continued expenditure on infrastructure and the recovery of the tourism sector. The East African nation will also experience a significant decline in private sector credit growth due to an increase in Non-Performing Loans which has prompted banks to reassess their risk assessment framework, and now prefer to lend to the government as it is risk free. Nkukuu said that the operationalization of the Banking (Amendment) Act, 2015, brought a new loan pricing framework which locked out most consumers and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises from accessing funds. "We expect initial upward pressure on interest rates in 2017 as the government may look to increase borrowing locally to cater for the deficit that is likely to arise from lower revenue collection and foreign borrowing," said Maurice Oduor, an Investment Manager. "However, improved liquidity and liquidity distribution by Central Bank of Kenya is set to mitigate the upward pressure exerted on interest rates," Oduor added. The Kenya equities market is expected to be flat in 2017, following two consecutive of negative NASI performance of 8.5 percent and 11.0 percent in 2016 and 2015, respectively. - The Standard.



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Britain braced for ‘thundersnow’ this week in -10C Arctic cold snap




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A stretch of the M1 has been closed following the discovery of a body in the road

The northbound carriageway between junctions 16 and 18 of the M1 will be shut for most of the day

Police are investigating what Highways England have described as a "serious incident". The northbound carriageway of the motorway, between junction 16 near Northampton and junction 18 near Rugby, was shut at about 3am and is expected to remain closed for most of Tuesday. Northamptonshire Police said: "Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and diversions will be in place."


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Snow and cold weather predicted for UK

Temperatures across the UK are predicted to fall this week, bringing the possibility of snow in some areas. Meteorologists say a cold front will reach Scotland and Northern Ireland on Wednesday and hit the rest of the UK on Thursday, causing temperatures to fall. The BBC weather centre said showers could turn to snow later in the week, but it was too early to say where this was likely to happen. The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow from Wednesday. The yellow "be aware" warning initially covers Northern Ireland and much of Scotland, before being extended on Thursday to cover the whole of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, South-West England and east coast as far south as The Wash. Temperatures across the UK are currently above average for January, with some areas even reaching 10C and above. However, the weather front is heading to the UK from the north-west. BBC Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood said "almost anywhere" could see some snow by the end of the week. She said the areas most likely to see snow were northern Scotland, parts of north-west England, north Wales and parts of south-west England. Charles Powell, from the BBC weather centre, said if there were rain showers on Thursday and Friday "there is likely to be some snow". The Met Office said: "Friday and Saturday will see sunshine and snow showers across Britain, the showers probably heaviest and most frequent in the north and north-west. "It'll be cold and windy with coastal gales, and frost is likely overnight." It comes as icy temperatures across Europe have left more than 20 people dead, with snow blanketing even the Greek islands and southern Italy. At least 10 people died of cold in Poland. Meanwhile, temperatures in Russia have plunged to -30C. The BBC weather centre said the weather front heading for the UK was different from the one hitting Europe.







The memorial service of the late Jane Mugure Gitahi took place on Sunday 8th January 2017 at PCEA St. Mathews Church in Stratford. A large number of family and friends attended the ceremony. The late Jane Gitahi is mother to Mrs Lucy Githinji, (PCEA Church, London). The late Jane Mugure Gitahi, who was Mother-in-law to Francis Githinji (PCEA Church, London) and grandmother to Evalyne and Sylvia Githinji, passed away in India last week. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Peter Kinyanjui of Anglican Church, London and the master of ceremony was Mrs. Mbaki. The cottage will leave Kenyatta University Mortuary on Thursday 12th January 2017 at 8.00 am for funeral service at Kiamariga, Mathira, Nyeri County. The family in UK left UK for Kenya on Monday 9th January, 2017. Contact in Kenya is Grace Wangari 0722882347.

Rev. Peter Kinyanjui of Anglican Church officiated the ceremony. On right is Githinji's family presenting a song in honour of their late mother


Mrs.Mbati (left) was the master of the ceremony where a large number of family and friends attended the memorial


1,700 Beneficiaries of the Wings to Fly Scholarship

ProgrammeAdvised to Embrace Hard work

Nairobi, Monday, 9th January, 2017: Equity Group Foundation has today commissioned 1700 Wings To Fly scholars as they join various secondary schools across the country to further their education.

The Wings to Fly Program, which has so far benefited 14,368 deserving students, will see the eighth cohort of 1,700 students this year get full sponsorship for the four years of study in various secondary schools that they have been selected to join across the country.The 2017 Wings to Fly class is funded by The MasterCard Foundation with support from KfW and Equity Bank.

Presiding over the commissioning of the Wings To Fly, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiangi hailed the program for playing a critical role in supplementing the government’s effortsin providing education for all:

“The Wings To Fly program has transformed many lives since its inception and as a government we recognise the complementary role this program has played to support us to educate needy and bright students. As a result, we will be looking at ways of strengthening our partnership under the new policy framework,” said Dr. Matiangi.

The initiative by Equity Group Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation with additional financial support by other Wings to Fly partners, offers comprehensive secondary school scholarships to academically gifted children from needy backgrounds which covers: tuition fees, books, school uniform, accommodation, pocket money, transport costs among other expenses.

At the same time, Dr. Matiang’ialso launched the 2017 Equity Bank Paid Pre-University Internship Program for the 2016 Wings to Fly graduates who scored an A and A- (minus). The Equity Bank Paid Pre-University Internship Program enables the scholars to pay for their University Education while undergoing leadership, coaching and mentoring. This year 569 Scholars will join the Program. They comprise of 286 scholars from the Wings to Fly program and 150 top boy and girl from each district in Kenya where Equity has a branch, who attained a minimum score of A-. Equity Bank also extended anexceptional opportunity to all the 141 students who scored an A plain in the KCSE exams in 2016 nationally (of which 8 are Wings to Fly scholars) to join the program. This will bring the total number of scholars who have benefitted from the Equity Bank Paid Internship to 5,059.

Dr Matiang’i said, "These Programmes are a great inspiration for the furtherance of cooperation between the government and the private sector in our efforts to support the education pillar as enshrined in our economic blueprint, Vision 2030 as well as supporting the Sustainable Development Goals”.

The Wings to FlyProgramme has inspired other organizations in Kenya to start their own scholarship programmes targeting academically gifted children who are economically and socially challenged.Indeed many other corporate institutions have followed in Equity Group Foundation’s footsteps and come up to support the education of underprivileged and disadvantaged students from many areas within the country.
Dr. Matiang’i also implored upon the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity afforded to them, and ensure smooth completion of their studies with a view of transforming their lives as well as those of the community and nation at large.

On his part, Equity Group Foundation Executive Chairman, Dr. James Mwangi reiterated that there are many needy students who require the necessary support in order for them to pursue their dreams.

“This year alone, we received over 25,000 applications from students who are unable to afford secondary school but were only able to award 1,700 scholarships. Although we strive to offer opportunities to the most deserving cases, we still feel that there is need for more collaboration between various stakeholders to achieve the dream of universal quality education in the country,” Dr. Mwangi said.

“We are encouraged by the performance of the Wings to Fly scholars.So far, four cohorts of Wings to Fly scholars totalling 6441 scholars have gone through secondary school with a 98% completion rate. 5476 have attained university entry qualifications, being an 85 % transition rate. Out of these, 2,343 have joined the Equity Bank Paid Pre-University Internship Program(Equity Leadership Program-ELP) and benefited from paid internships in Equity Bank before proceeding for their university studies. The scholars have remained true to their commitment to work hard, excel in their studies as well as actively participate in problem solving through taking up leadership roles,’ added Dr Mwangi

At the same time, Reeta Roy, President& CEO, The MasterCard Foundation confirmed the continued support for the program and called upon the students to embrace the spirit of discipline, hard work and tolerance in order to be successful in life:

“The MasterCard Foundation is impressed with the transformation of lives through Wings To Fly and we will continue to give our support to this program. We believe through our partnership many students will have an opportunity to change their lives and their communities. We recognise the importance of education as part of socio-economic development.”

On the other hand, the German Government through KFW, also reassured Wings To Fly students of its continued support as it implored on students who do not make it at the university to take advantage of technical courses:

“We have supported the Wings To Fly program because we believe in its net effect on social economic development.We will be supporting students from Wings To Fly who have not attained the grades to make it to universities to access tertiary and technical universities to further their studies,” said Dr.Klaus Liebig, Director KWF.

The Wings to Fly programme, continues to impact thousands of households in different parts of the country. The vision for the program is to provide a safety net that enhances transition of academically promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds, from primary to secondary level education and develop them into social transformational leaders of the future.

Highlights for Wings to Fly Programme:
• Wings to Fly Programme is aimed at offering comprehensive secondary scholarships to bright but needy students
• Wings to Fly Scholarship programme has been in operation since 2010.
• Over 25,000 applications were received this year.
• 1,700 students have been awarded Wings To Flyscholarships in 2017
• 14,368students have benefitted from the Wings To Flyprogramme to date
• 85% transition rate of Wings To Fly Scholars to university
• The programme aims to award 20,000 scholarships in the few coming years.
Highlights for The Equity Bank Paid Pre-University Internship Program (Equity Leaders Programme):

• The Equity Bank Paid Pre-University Internship Program enables the scholars to pay for their University Education while undergoing leadership, coaching and mentoring.
• 569 scholars set to join The Equity Bank Paid Pre-University Internship Program in 2017
• 5,059 scholars have benefited from The Equity Bank Paid Pre-University Internship Program to date
• 362 scholars are alumni/studying at top universities globally
• All 141 students who scored A plain in the 2016 KCSE will join Equity Bank for a paid internship before proceeding to university
• 8 Wings to Fly scholars scored A in in the2016 KCSE

About Wings to Fly programme
Equity Group Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation with additional funding support from USAID, UKAid, KfW, Equity Bank, individuals and institutions under the Wings to Fly program has been implementing a comprehensive secondary scholarship support program for top performing yet needy (orphan or vulnerable) students in the sub-counties across Kenya. In providing this opportunity to Kenyan children who may have otherwise gone unnoticed, the Wings to Fly program is in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030 blueprint to transform Kenya into a middle-income economy led by well-educated and trained citizens.

The objective of the scholarship program is to provide financial support and leadership empowerment tools to such students. The scholars under this program receive support for all their needs (tuition, accommodation, books, uniform, and transport to and from school, shopping and pocket money) while attending secondary school for the 4 years. This year's 1,700 students will bring the total number of scholarships given under the Wings to Fly program to 14, 368 since 2010.
Equity Group Foundation
Equity Group Foundation was established by Equity Bank to create the financial and operational infrastructure for its social programs aimed at the low-income population. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. While Equity Group Foundation champions the social economic transformation of the people of Africa and seeks partnership along seven cluster thematic areas, Equity Bank provides the infrastructure of delivery hence reducing the operational cost of the Foundation and increasing the rate of return on any social investment. The seven key social thematic areas are Education and Leadership development, Financial Literacy, Financial Inclusion, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Health, and Environment.
The MasterCard Foundation
The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, global organization based in Toronto, Canada, with more than $9 billion in assets. Through collaboration with partner organizations in 46 countries, it is creating opportunities for all people to learn and prosper. The Foundation’s programs promote financial inclusion and advance youth learning, mostly in Africa. Established in 2006 through the generosity of MasterCard Worldwide when it became a public company, the Foundation is a separate and independent entity. The policies, operations, and funding decisions of the Foundation are determined by its own Board of Directors and President and CEO.


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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best player award

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world's best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich. Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 31, beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann to the prize. Ronaldo also won the Ballon d'Or in December, with both honours recognition for success in the Champions League with Real and Euro 2016 with Portugal. Carli Lloyd of the United States was named the world's best female player. Leicester's Claudio Ranieri was named best men's coach, ex-Germany boss Silvia Neid won the female coach award, while Penang's Mohd Faiz Subri received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2016.





Jackson Kibor weds new lover as he pushes to divorce 2nd wife

Politician Jackson Kibor, 86, has married his 40-something-year-old lover just months after filing for divorce from his second wife. Kibor and Yunita tied the knot two weeks ago and pictures of them on an outing have made him the talk of Eldoret town. The wedding was only attended by a few family members and friends. “We decided to formalise our marriage so we put things right once and for all,” said Yunita. Kibor will be back in court on February 1 for the proceedings of his divorce from 67-year old Josephine. There was drama in an Eldoret court last month when Josephine wailed during a hearing and said said Kibor was insensitive. “Why are you putting me through all this? What have I done to deserve this? I am unwell and can only continue when I get well,” she said. But Kibor insisted the case proceed to full hearing. Kibor, once a powerful, Kanu bigwig filed for divorce last months, after 51 years of marriage – he married Josephine in 1965. The politician told senior principal magistrate Charles Obulutsa that he wanted the case concluded quickly so he could move on. “You can see how disrespectful she is. Someone sick cannot make such a loud wail in court. What I want is the divorce and that is it,” he said. Kibor accused his second wife of desertion, cruelty and interfering with his 800-acre property in Kipkabus, Uasin Gishu county. “She is my wife but I have not slept in the house I built for her for the last 30 years. She does not respect me and has abandoned the farm for long, causing the death of my livestock and chickens,” he said. But Josephine told the court she loves and respects her husband and does not understand why he filed for divorce.



British ex-army man found dead in Homa Bay widow's house

A 72-year old former British army man was found dead on Sunday at the home of a widow he reportedly inherited in Rangwe constituency, Homa Bay. Police officers found James Wilfred lying naked on Christine Achieng's bed. They were alerted by Kabuor villagers who said the couple's home was deserted. “The deceased relieved himself in his toilet and sitting room before he died,” said Homa Bay county police commander John Omusanga. Omusanga said unknown drugs were found near the man. “We’ve taken samples for examination to ascertain the cause of death. We also want to find out if he died as a result of an overdose,” he said. The deceased's passport, which was found in the house, indicated he once served as a military officer in the British Army. Omusanga said police had consulted the Foreign Affairs ministry over the incident. He said the Briton's wife's identification documents showed she once stayed in Islewoth GBR in Canada. The body was taken to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital mortuary and the woman to a hospital in Kisumu county. - The Star



We are blessed to have the well renown Kenyan Gospel Singer from Kenya

Jane Muthoni (left) at Memorial Community Church, Plaistow, (former Memorial Baptist Church), 395 Barking Road, E13 8AL, (opposite Plaistow Police Station) during our Sunday Service on 15th January, 2017 at 2.00 p.m. Therefore, remember to bring your dancing shoes to dance for the Lord. For more information,please, contact Rev. Edwin Kibathi on 07946700301.








You are all hereby invited to a pre-wedding 'chai' for Margaret Wanjiru Lidiolo and Steve Williams. Margaret is the daughter of the late Jane Waithera Timothy.  Venue will be at the Full Gospel Hall in East Ham, 91 Plashet Grove, East Ham, London E6 1AA, on Saturday 14th January 2016 starting at 5.00pm and ends 9.00 pm.  A special appeal is made to all the late Jane's friends and family to attend and bring your friends to make the occasion a success. For more information please contact 07762426770.



Deadly icy spell grips much of Europe, including Greek islands

Icy temperatures across Europe have left more than 20 people dead and blanketed even the Greek islands and southern Italy in snow. Italy saw ferries and flights cancelled and schools in the south are expected to close on Monday. Turkey has also been badly affected. The Bosphorus was closed to shipping as a heavy snowstorm hit Istanbul. At least 10 people died of cold in Poland. Night temperatures in Russia plunged to minus 30C. Normally milder Greece has witnessed temperatures of minus 15C in the north where an Afghan migrant died of cold last week and roads were closed. In Athens, the temperature failed to rise above 0C and several of the islands were covered in snow. Some of the Greek islands are home to thousands of migrants and many are being moved to temporary housing and heated tents. Homeless hostels in Italy are opening their doors day and night as the weather was blamed for the deaths of seven people, five of them living out in the open. Airports in Sicily, Bari and Brindisi closed on Saturday. Rome, too, saw freezing temperatures. Russia has experienced its coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 years. Prague has had the coldest night so far this winter, Czech officials say, with three deaths reported, two of them homeless people. Reports from Bulgaria say two Iraqi migrants were found dead in a forest in the southeast of the country. The cold weather was expected to continue in much of Europe over the weekend.


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Tube strike: 24-hour London Underground walkout begins

LONDON: Sunday 8th Jan. - Tube staff have gone on strike across the entire London Underground network in a row over ticket office closures. Workers from the RMT and the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) unions are staging a 24-hour walk out. "Last-ditch" talks, called for by the Mayor of London, failed to materialise after unions rejected a "new offer" from Transport for London (TfL). Passengers have been warned that most Zone 1 stations are likely to be closed during the action. A few have shut since the strike began at 18:00. TfL has advised passengers to check for updates on its website. It warned there would be "severely reduced service across the Tube network" and no service at all on the Victoria or Waterloo & City lines. About 150 extra buses were set to be deployed and river services "enhanced" throughout the strike, with "travel ambassadors" deployed to help commuters, TfL. National Rail services will not be affected by the strike, but there will be no Tube services from key interchange stations such as Victoria, King's Cross, Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, Bank and London Bridge. Piccadilly line services will run between Hammersmith and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3, but there will be no service to Terminals 4 or 5. At the start of the strike London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: "This tube strike will cause misery to millions of Londoners." Mr Khan said he has instructed TfL "to continue negotiating". The Labour mayor said TfL's negotiating team "will be available around the clock to resolve this dispute". Calling the strike "pointless" Mr Khan said TfL's offer "will ensure station safety and staffing levels across the Tube network".



Sadiq Khan - who has been pictured using the Tube while mayor - said the strike was "pointless"



President Uhuru Kenyatta visits Joe Kadenge at his home



President Kenyatta to receive amended bill on Tuesday - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO



Ghana’s New President Nana Akufo-Addo Borrows from Former

U.S Presidents Bush and Clinton’s Inaugural Speech

Nana Akufo-Addo was inaugurated as president of Ghana yesterday. It has however, been revealed that while addressing the gathering at the Independence Square, Akufo-Addo used the same words from a 1993 Bill Clinton inaugural speech, and a 2001 George Bush inaugural speech. “I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens building your communities and our nation. Let us work until the work is done,” Akufo-Addo said. The words above were also contained in George Bush’s 2001 inaugural speech – verbatim. The president also said; “Though our challenges are fearsome, so are our strengths. Ghanaians have ever been a restless, questing, hopeful people. And we must bring to our task today, the vision and will of those who came before us”. Further checks revealed that these were the same words from Bill Clinton’s 1993 inaugural speech. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


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Theresa May: UK cannot keep 'bits' of EU membership

The UK cannot expect to hold on to "bits" of its membership after leaving the EU, Theresa May has said. The prime minister's comment came after she was asked whether she would "prioritise" controlling immigration over staying in the single market. She told Sky News her approach was not "muddled", following criticism by the UK's former EU ambassador. Mrs May, whose critics have demanded more detail of her aims, promised to provide this in "the coming weeks". But Labour urged the prime minister to give "more clarity" ahead of the "most important negotiations for a generation". Brexit talks with the EU are expected to begin as early as April. There has been much debate in recent weeks about the nature of the deal the government is aiming for, in particular whether controls on the movement of EU citizens will mean the UK leaves the European single market and customs union.


Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in as President Of Ghana



London Tube strike set to go ahead as talks over staffing and ticket offices fail

Talks to avert a mass strike on the London Underground have broken down, with a 24-hour walkout now expected to go ahead as from Sunday 8th January, 2017. Representatives from London Underground, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) met for negotiations amid a long-running dispute over staffing and ticket office closures. But the RMT has walked out of the last-ditch talks at conciliation service ACAS, meaning a one-day strike is set to go ahead from 6pm on Sunday. The union's regional organiser, John Leach, told Sky News that London Underground's offer was "a woeful, inadequate response to a crisis". He said: "We've been in with ACAS and London Underground all week long and basically their position hasn't moved all the way through. "Last year they withdrew 830 plus jobs from the frontline, uniformed station staff. "They de-staffed station control rooms and that has left a very dangerous and unsafe situation." Mr Leach said union representatives had pushed London Underground to reopen control rooms across the network. He added: "They need to put jobs back in and what they have offered is a band aid for a gaping wound." TSSA general Manuel Cortes said a last-minute offer had been made but it had to be put to the membership before any decision is made. The offer came after the RMT delegation had left.





It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing on of Jane Mugure Gitahi, mother to Mrs Lucy Githinji, (PCEA Church, London). Mother in law to Francis Githinji (PCEA Church, London) and grandmother to Evalyne and Sylvia Githinji. She is sister to Catherine Wambui Gitahi (Mama Gitahi) among others and aunt to Beatrice, Gitahi and Jackline of London. Family and friends are meeting for prayers at Githinji's residence, 51 Rose Lane, Romford RM6 5JT from Tuesday 03/01/17 to Friday 06/01/17 time 7pm - 9pm. In Kenya friends and family are meeting at Emmacra hotel basement near Tearoom Stage from 5:30 p.m. Person to contact is Grace Wangari 0722882347. Memorial service will be held on Sunday at 4:00pm on Sunday 8th January, 2017 at PCEA St Matthews Church, Dyson Road, Stratford E15 4JX. You can contact the family on: Mr Francis Githinji 07951013245 or Mrs Lucy Githinji 07949238898. The cottage will leave Kenyatta University Mortuary  on Thursday 12th January 2017 at 8.00 am for funeral service at Kiamariga, Mathira, Nyeri County. In God's hand you rest, in our hearts you live forever. Fare thee well.




Raila Odinga calls for KCSE results audit as unions differ over cancellation push

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has demanded a full-fledged investigation into the mysteries surrounding last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Raila wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to form a commission of inquiry to audit the 2016 KCSE examination results. He also wants disciplinary action taken against those culpable in perpetrating the mass failure. “We have to go past performance tables and ensure the students get the qualifications they deserve. The Jubilee government wants Kenyans to believe that of the over 577,000 students who sat KCSE in 2016, only 15 per cent had the brains to take up university courses in Kenya. This is where we were as a nation almost 30 years ago. Something has gone terribly wrong and we need to get to the bottom of it as a nation,” Raila said. The former prime minister insisted that the pattern painted by the results as released by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is abnormal. - Sunday Nation


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The family of Mama Wanja of Luton would like to most sincerely thank friends and well-wishers from Luton, Nottingham, London and other parts of the UK for your generous support during the trying time we had after losing our brother and son the Late Dennis Mbugua. No words can express our gratitude for your kind gestures. May the Almighty God richly bless you and reward you a hundred folds. May you continue being rooted and grounded in this love of God forever and ever Amen.




A handgun taken from the suspect in Florida's deadly airport shooting during a mental health

evaluation last year was returned to him a month later, police say.


Sneak Preview of a Raila Presidency:

What Kibaki Revealed




Tennis Courtship: Serena Williams Shows Off Her Giant Diamond Engagement Ring

Serena Williams stepped out with her fiancé trading the racket for a rock as she showed off her massive diamond engagement ring. While Serena Williams has stayed coy on Instagram about her recent engagement to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, the tennis champ has made good use of her fiancee’s platform when it comes to giving us precious morsels of information about their relationship. The 22-time Grand Slam champion announced her engagement to Ohanian via a Reddit post (where her username, serenawilliams, is listed as “verified GOAT”) and now she’s revealed what her engagement ring looks like to fans and Reddit users alike with a casual post in a sneakers subreddit.














Mr. Daniel Munyambu (left) and Dr. Isaac Newton Kinity

“Implementing intensive economic growth for full employment , establishing a universal healthcare system free for all, strengthening the rule of law , restructuring government and institutions will be my first priority and ending the rampant corruption that has overwhelmed Kenya”, said Daniel Munyambu who has been planning to usher in new leadership in Kenya based on Nolan principles. He is supporting Dr Isaac Newton Kinity , a human rights activist from Connecticut, USA who will be arriving in Kenya on 9th this month to protest against mysterious disappearance of Mr Dickson Bogonko Bosire, a Kenyan blogger and Mr Albert Muriuki who was a deputy director in charge of constitutional and legislative affairs at State House; the two were reported missing in 2013. Mr Munyambu who was once a Councillor in a white majority area of Basildon and in 2015 contested for MP in Thurrock as a carpetbagger is about to announce his political party that had previously sponsored a former President and coalition he will team up with to vie for President ; he said he will implement holistic transformation of the security system to ensure there is a shift from colonial policing system that has been serving the interests of those who are influential in the society to a new system that will operate in a manner that is consistent with democratic norms and sound principles of good governance ensuring 30% of security officers are women to promote gender equality from the current 14%. Munyambu further observed that there are huge obstacles ahead but working together with his dedicated team, they will overcome for the sake of our children and generations to come. For more information please contact:






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Iceland is drilling the hottest hole in the world to get electricity from magma

A new project in Iceland is drilling down into the molten magma that flows through volcanoes, in the hopes of establishing a powerful new sustainable energy source. The initiative involves drilling a 5-km (3.1-mile) deep hole in the south-west corner of Iceland, which by the end of this year is predicted to become world's hottest hole, hitting temperatures anywhere between 400 and 1,000 degrees Celsius, Fred Pearce reports for New Scientist. That's enough to generate supercritical steam that experts estimate could generate up to 50 megawatts of electricity - making it 10 times more efficient than traditional geothermal wells.

Geothermal energy has been around for decades, and involves drilling into the natural heat stored inside Earth to power turbines and generate electricity. Particularly in Iceland, which is famous for its geologically active hot springs,more than a quarter of the country is powered by geothermal energy wells, which tap into hot rocks below Earth's surface. (The rest of the country's electricity needs are powered by hydroelectric plants.) But there are limitations to how efficient geothermal can be, so the Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) is taking things up a notch, by attempting to bypass rocks altogether and drill into the source of Earth's heat - the magma oozing into volcanoes.

The idea for the new project actually came from a mistake back in 2009, when the IDDP accidentally drilled into a magma reservoir about 2 kilometres (1.25 miles) below the surface, while trying to construct a traditional geothermal well. As an experiment, they poured water down the hole to see how much energy it could generate, and they ended up creating the most powerful geothermal well ever, producing some 30 megawatts of power. The project was short-lived, seeing as it was only ever set up as an experiment, but the team is hoping this new attempt will be more sustainable. The drilling of the new hole began on August 12 in the geologically active Reykjanes region of Iceland. The researchers are hoping to reach the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - a major boundary between Earth's tectonic plates - where magma heats seawater to temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees Celsius. "People have drilled into hard rock at this depth, but never before into a fluid system like this," one of the team, Albert Albertsson, assistant director of an Icelandic geothermal-energy company called HS Orka, told New Scientist. Not only would the water down there be super hot, it's also under a lot of pressure (200 times atmospheric levels), which the team expects will generate 'supercritical steam' - a state of matter that's neither liquid nor gas, and holds way more heat energy than either.

That type of steam could have an energy capacity of up to 50 megawatts - around 10 times more than the 5 megawatts capacity of a typical geothermal well. To put that into perspective, that means 50,000 homes could be powered, versus 5,000 from just one geothermal well. "If they can get supercritical steam in deep boreholes, that will make an order of magnitude difference to the amount of geothermal energy the wells can produce," Arnar Guðmundsson from Invest in Iceland, a government agency that promotes energy development, told New Scientist. But before you get too excited, for now, this is all purely theoretical - we need to actually get the new well up and running first. The hole should be drilled by the end of the year, and in the months that follow, we'll get an idea of how much electricity such a set-up can generate. If it works, it will be exciting for other regions around the world that have their own bevy of young volcanoes, such as Japan and California. And, with Earth continually getting hotter, we're in desperate need of more powerful alternatives to fossil fuels, so we'll be watching the results closely.


A Kenyan lady has passed away in Portsmouth, UK. More later



Arsenal completed a dramatic comeback at Bournemouth as they rescued a point in injury time having fallen 3-0 behind.




A Kenyan lady in UK has published a book

Annah Kimani fromBirmingham, UK has (right) has written a book on left

A Kenyan lady in UK has written a book “Be Obedient to God’s calling; when He calls you, will you Answer?”. The author Annah Kimani or Mama Gloria lives in Birmingham, UK. The whole purpose of this book is to encourage the believers in Jesus Christ to reach out and do that which the Lord has commissioned or is commissioning them to do; for the Kingdom of God. “Heed (pay attention to) instruction and be wise, and do not ignore or neglect it.” Proverbs 8:33 (AMP). “And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct]. 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church].” Ephesians 4:11-12 (AMP) Foreword: ….this is one of the most interesting and absorbing books I have read in a very long time. I know that when you read this small but comprehensive book, by the end of it, you will be encouraged and challenged; your life will never be the same again!

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The Fascinating History of the Hollywoodland Sign – CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Before retiring to celebrate Christmas with family friends in Florida, USA, Dennis Njiiri visited Los Angeles in California. He visited Hollywood Sign, the worldwide symbol of the entertainment industry, was conceived as an outdoor ad campaign for a suburban housing development called "Hollywoodland." After all, despite the high profile of the film biz, real estate has always been Hollywood's primary economic driver. Although the Sign's appearance and purpose have evolved over the years, its basic aspirational message remains the same: This is a place where magic is possible, where dreams can come true. Back then, the dream was a beautiful home and lifestyle. Today, the Sign's promise is more subtle - and can only be described as the parade of images, desires and ideas conjured by the word "Hollywood." Come explore the fascinating past and present of this icon, town, industry, and idea in our detailed History of the Sign. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey.


Who is financing Dennis Njiiri World Tour?: Before going to the University, Dennis wanted to have a gap year and tour the world. The parents refused and advised him to join the university, work and pay for his dream tour and then proceed. He agreed and he has been planning for his tour for the last one year paying the travel agent by instalments. To reduce the costs he shopped for both hotels and hostels. He got an expert who helped with advice when travelling for several months - travel light, avoid carrying expensive items to avoid attraction and be disciplined. The parents advised him to print for them the entire tour programme so that they can always located his whereabouts. A Kenyan travel agent in Nottingham, UK Ease Travel booked the tour for him. Their contact is Grace Kamau 07557945963.




Kenya Embassy in Washington DC Warns of

‘Fraudulent E-Visa Application


The Embassy of Republic of Kenya wishes to alert all potential e-visa applicants to Kenya of the existence of scam sites “ and“. These sites which are designed in such a way that can be mistaken for the official Government of Kenya e-visa website, charge USD 120 and USD 99 respectively for normal e-visa cases as opposed to the USD 50 charged by the Government of Kenya.

This is therefore to encourage prospective Kenya e-visa applicants to make their application through the official Government website

Note: the Government of Kenya will not be responsible for any loss of monies or extra charges occasioned through the use of the unofficial scam site. For further inquiries contact the Embassy of Kenya in Washington DC.










With a record sales of properties in UK this year, Mary Njambi Njonjo of Heri Homes has been declared the Employee of the Year During the Diaspora Party in Nairobi on Friday 16th December, 2016. The party was attended by a large number of Kenyans from the Diaspora where they took turns to praise the transparency of Heri Homes. While in UK Mary said that their Sacco helps you to raise the deposit. Whether you are buying a property from them or not it is advisable to join Heri Homes Sacco where the loan is 1 per cent per month. Mary came to the UK with a lot of goodies for those interested to invest in Kenya. Her company is offering one of the most unique concept ever introduced in the diaspora. Their properties which are around Nairobi and Mombasa South coast Diani area  ranges from KShs. 1.6 million to Kshs. 8 million. With as little as KShs. 300,000 deposit, you can now own a house in Nairobi balance payable slowly over construction period. If you don't have a deposit, you can join their housing society whereby you will save and borrow three times amount saved and can use this as deposit. HERI HOMES IS OFFERING A UNIQUE CONCEPT NONE LIKE WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN IN THE MARKET. IT'S THE MOST PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO OWNING A HOME EASILY USING THE EQUITY MODEL, WHICH MAKES THE PRICES AFFORDABLE WITH HIGH RETURNS ON INVESTMENT. For more information please contact Mary (her WhastApp Kenya no. is +254737265816 - email:, Mr. Seed on 07951220695 to make an appointment during her short stay in UK. - For more visit







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








While Les Vagas, Dennis Njiiri tour the Grand Canyon. One of the world's natural wonders, the iconic Grand Canyon draws oohs and aahs from visitors perched at the edge of its towering cliffs. Carved by the copper-colored Colorado River, the colorful rock layers record billions of years of history and hide many unique species. Here are seven amazing facts about the Grand Canyon. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey.

Who is financing Dennis Njiiri World Tour?: Before going to the University, Dennis wanted to have a gap year and tour the world. The parents refused and advised him to join the university, work and pay for his dream tour and then proceed. He agreed and he has been planning for his tour for the last one year paying the travel agent by instalments. To reduce the costs he shopped for both hotels and hostels. He got an expert who helped with advice when travelling for several months - travel light, avoid carrying expensive items to avoid attraction and be disciplined. The parents advised him to print for them the entire tour programme so that they can always located his whereabouts. A Kenyan travel agent in Nottingham, UK Ease Travel booked the tour for him. Their contact is Grace Kamau 07557945963.






As Dennis Njiiri continues with his USA tour, he took time to tour Les Vegas City with a Helicopter at night. He saw the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding region on a 15-minute helicopter flight. Soared over this famous stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard with an exclusive sightseeing tour of Sin City’s downtown skyline and beyond, including the Bellagio, the Mirage, the Fremont Street Experience and much more. His flight covered approximately 20 miles and includes a celebratory glass of sparkling drinks. The tour include Hotel pickup and drop-off. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey. - CLICK HERE FOR LAS VEGAS NIGHT HELICOPTER TOUR


A trailer has been involved in a nasty accident along Kenol-Makutano-Mwea Road on Wednesday morning, December 14. Three people were injured in the accident and rushed to a nearby hospital. Firefighters were called to the scene of the accident to prevent a potential fire disaster. Road users were urged to stay clear from the scene, as the tanker had leaked fuel and posed danger. The incident comes days after a deadly accident in Naivasha, that involved a canter carrying fuel which hit several vehicles and exploded. The tragic accident left more than 40 dead including 11 GSU officers. -




The body of the late Steve will leave London on Friday 16th Dec

The late Steve Kimemia Njiru

The body of the late Steve Kimemia Njiru will leave London for Kenya on Friday 16th December, 2016 and the burial takes place on Wednesday 21st December, 2016 in his home county of Kirinyaga. A Kenyan lawyer has passed away in UK. The late Dr. Steve Kimemia Njiru passed away at Princess Alice in West London on Friday 9th December, 2016. His family have been very supportive to him and they have been on his bedside since he became unwell. Steve Kimemia is the son of the former MP for Kirinyaga East the late Hon. Njiru. Dr. Stephen Njiru is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 20 years international experience as a lawyer, and in private practice, with government (Public sector) and in Academia.  He has undertaken all aspects of Legal Practice including Criminal, Civil and Commercial Litigation. His main fields have been Constitutional and Public Law, International Economic Law, Legal Systems and Services, Municipal and International Law. Dr. Njiru who is the Chairman of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the GDC Board of Directors, is also a member of the Finance Committee of the Board. He has advised governments (including the Government of Kenya as a State Counsel and also as a Special Consul and Legal Adviser to the Government), public bodies, International Corporations and other firms. He has also been a lecturer of Law, having taught at the University of Manchester. Njiru is also widely experienced in the areas of Public / Constitutional Law, Legal Systems and Methods, Law of Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Economic Law and Human Rights. He has Worked and conducted research on the Bretton Woods Institution including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization. He was the Head of the Technical team on the Constitution of Kenya which oversaw the Constitution Review Process leading to the promulgation of the New Constitution in Kenya. He was appointed to the GDC Board as an Independent Director on the 10th day of February 2012. For more information please contact 07519913080 or 07467305271.











Heri Homess are holding a Christmas Party for Diasporas visiting Kenya this coming December, 2016. The party takes place at Rasi Gardens in Hurlingham near Barclays Bank starting from 2.00 p.m.

Rev. Kinyanjui (far left) in the offices of the Heri Homes with the company CEO where he insisted to see the documents and on  the right is the daystar hostel construction site which started on 16 th of july this year.progress is quite on schedule.


Mr. David Kuria of Pinnacle Projects company in Nairobi came to the UK in 2006 to sell Kenya Ports Authority properties located in South C, Nairobi by the name Bandari Villas. The price was going for KShs. 6 million for a four bedroom  maisonette. Out of 140 units Kenyans in the UK managed to buy 18 units. Many people in UK commented that the units were expensive. Today the houses are going for KShs. 22 million. One Kenyan doctor living in Surrey bought 3 houses. Two months ago in the month of October 2016 a Kenyan lady by the name Mary Njonjo from Heri Homes in Nairobi arrived in London with offers on several upcoming properties in Nairobi. The properties were sold off plan where you give a deposit of 20 per cent and pay the balance after the construction is complete. The construction takes between one year to 18 months. Over 50 people committed themselves with these properties some of them going for KShs. 1.4 million for some Hostels at the Daystar University. Now 3 months down the line the same properties are going for KShs. 1.8 million and expected to fetch KShs. 3 million when the property is complete.There is something for everyone,in their kitisuru  projects,they have 3 bed with dsq strategically situated 250 metres from new kitisuru  nakumatt and 3 bedrooms without dsq.Phase one has been sold out and ground breaking for kitisuru phase two upcoming on january 21st,prices are quite low now,3 b/dsq is 8 million,3 bed 7m,ground breaking prices.One of the buyers, Rev. Peter Kinyanjui of Church of England took one property. Two weeks ago Rev. Kanyanjui visited Heri Homes in Kenya to see the progress of the project where he had committed himself.


Rev. Kinyanjui was taken round the project and was very impressed to see the progress of the project and to learn how much his property has appreciated within 3 months. He also visited Heri Homes offices in Hurlingham where he asked the manager to show him the documents of the property. Rev. Kinyanjui seen above with Heri Homes Manager with the documents. You can speak to Rev. Kinyanjui for more information on 07557223160. Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes will be arriving back in UK on Wednesday 7th December 2016 for a one week visit in Scotland where she will be attending Jamhuri Day Celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday 10th December, 2016. Mary will be in Swindon on Thursday 8th December before going Scotland. Mary will be doing a presentation in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday 11th December, 2016 at Holiday Inn, Edinburgh, 107 Queensferry Road, EH$ 3HL as from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. She will be attending Jamhuri Celebration in London on Monday 12th December, and then she will conclude her UK tour on Tuesday 13th December at Thatched House London before leaving for Kenya on Wednesday 14th December, 2016. If you cannot be able to raise money for the deposit, you can join their Sacco and they will help you to acquire their upcoming projects in future. You can make an appointment to see Mary through her WhatsApp +254 737265816, her UK no. 07424581241 or Mr. Seed on 07951220695.





Mary Njonjo is coming to Scotland for a week during the Jamhuri Celebrations on 10th Dec.

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

Heri Homes a property developer company based in Nairobi Kenya is holding a Christmas Party for Diasporas visiting Kenya this coming December, 2016. The party takes place at Rasi Gardens in Hurlingham near Barclays Bank starting from 2.00 p.m. The party is only for those from Diaspora. The party has been organised as Heri Homes recognised the support they have received from those in the Diaspora and especially those in the UK where their Marketing Manager Mrs. Mary Njonjo managed to sell over 50 properties in one month and over 60 people joined their Sacco. All those who bought their properties have already been issued with their Sales Agreements. After returning to Kenya at the end of last month, Diaspora clients visiting Kenya have been visiting their construction sites and are very happy about progress of their work in different sites. There several other off plan projects which has come up this month. Mrs. Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes Nairobi arrived in London on Friday 9th September, 2016. She arrived in the morning and by the close of the day she had sold 6 properties. The Sacco helps you to raise the deposit. Whether you are buying a property from them or not it is advisable to join their Sacco where the loan is 1 per cent per month. Mary came to the UK with a lot of goodies for those interested to invest in Kenya will be in UK for the next few months. Her company is offering one of the most unique concept ever introduced in the diaspora. Their properties which are around Nairobi and Mombasa South coast Diani area which ranges from KShs. 1.6 million to Kshs. 8 million. With as little as KShs. 300,000 deposit, you can now own a house in Nairobi balance payable slowly over construction period. If you don't have a deposit, you can join their housing society whereby you will save and borrow three times amount saved and can use this as deposit. HERI HOMES IS OFFERING A UNIQUE CONCEPT NONE LIKE WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN IN THE MARKET. IT'S THE MOST PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO OWNING A HOME EASILY USING THE EQUITY MODEL, WHICH MAKES THE PRICES AFFORDABLE WITH HIGH RETURNS ON INVESTMENT. Mary is coming to Scotland for one week as from 7th to 13th December 2017 where she will be visiting Jamhuru Day Celebrations in Edinburgh on Saturday 10th December, 2016. For more information please contact Mary (her WhastApp Kenya no. is +254737265816 - email:, Mr. Seed on 07951220695 to make an appointment during her short stay in UK.
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Elizabeth Okinda has an office on 29th  floor of Canary Wharf


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

Elizabeth benefits from eight years’ experience working with individuals, corporate clients as well as Governments in a highly pressurised environment and having multiple priorities to manage; known for a deep understanding of business needs and trained to ACCA standards in Accountancy. Elizabeth is currently practicing at KGIA Solicitors based at 29TH Floor, One Canada Square. Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA.

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


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UK outreach church has moved to memorial community church, Plaistow

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












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