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Shame of BA graduates teaching Master’s courses in Kenya


A Commission on University Education (CUE) audit report has revealed that some academic staff taught students at a level similar or higher than the qualifications they hold. At a private university in Nyanza diploma holders taught bachelor degree programmes, while at another in the central region, bachelors degree holders taught undergraduate programmes.   The report noted that the majority of academic staff in universities had Master’s degrees as their highest qualifications, making them unqualified to supervise postgraduate students. “In some universities—like a private religious university in Nairobi—there were academic staffs listed as having doctoral qualifications yet they did not have them,” said the report. The CUE audit report also revealed that most institutions of higher learning lack academic leaders. “In certain cases, there was no appropriate academic leader. Some were not grounded in the area of study while others did not have doctoral qualifications. For instance, at a public university in the North Rift and a private one in Nairobi, deans doubled as academic leaders,” says report. There was also no evidence that research was taking place in some universities. The utilisation of allocated research funds was also slow in some cases. “At Daystar University had full-fledged research office with research funds budgeted for as per the stipulated criteria but staff were slow in developing research proposals which affected research funds uptake,” said report.

Out of the 66 universities that provided information on research fund allocation, only 19 complied with the stipulated criteria. At the same time only five universities have complied with the ethnic balance of staff composition. These are Multimedia University, Technical University of Kenya, University of Nairobi, Cooperative University of Kenya and Egerton University. On gender balance, there was non-compliance with the statutory requirements. Only Technical University of Kenya, Maasai Mara, South Eastern Kenya University, University of Eldoret, Catholic University of East Africa, Strathmore University and Pioneer International University complied with gender composition. Some universities—like one in the South Rift—had appointed some staff on acting capacity for a long period of time. There was also no evidence of implementation of the harmonised minimum criteria for appointment and promotion of staffs. Some staff were found to have academic qualifications from foreign universities but there was no evidence of recognition by the Commission. Overall, the universities had a problem of complying with the 2:1 ratio for academic full time to part time staff and there were no proper policies governing part-time faculty, resulting in cases on non-payment. “The ration of full time academics staff to students stood as high as 1: 166 (at a public university offering communication in the city) indicating an overload of academic staff. - The Standard

 

One person has died after a man drove a car into people in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg. Two other people were injured before the man was tracked down by police and shot. The suspect's motives were not immediately clear but police said there were no signs that it was a terrorist attack.

 

 

The Elvis Family Show this SUNDAY (Tommorrow) 26th February,2017. 2pm-10pm!


Venue: The Brow, Watford WD25 7ET.For enquiries, please call 07413797146

 

The one and only Family show, Sunday With Elviswill be held on Sunday 26th February at Wood Side Community Hall in Watford The Brow, Watford WD25 7ET 2pm to 10pm!!
Parents and guardians with children who play any musical instruments can BRING KIDS WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS TO JOIN IN A PLAY ALONG ON STAGE WITH Sir Elvis and have fun while the Adults are on their Breaks.


NB: Elvis has got Shows lined up in
• Bedford-Anchor-4/3/2017
• Reading 11/3/2017
• Manchester 19/3/2017


Lets celebrate this Kenyan Son whose music is cutting across all boundaries and reached the International stage!!
 

Elvis performing a live ‘teaser’ at the Anchor in Bedford where he is expected to perform next Month!!


Remember Elvis is available to perform some beautiful love songs for a private function or even for the discerning couple or couples, this Valentine Season!! Just call 07413797146.

 

 

Kim Jong-Nam murder: Kuala Lumpur airport swept for chemicals. Despite insisting the airport

was safe, forensic checks are now to be carried of the terminal where the deadly toxin was used.

 

 

 

Trump won't attend White House correspondents' dinner. The US President has a strained relationship with the press and has called some journalists "the enemy of the people".

 

 

Paying for a pint with your finger: The tech that could kill off cards


A scanner that analyses the veins in a person's finger is on test in a London bar and could
eventually

end up in supermarkets. The system could end up in supermarkets, cinemas and music festivals.

 

Camden Market in north London. A swirl of people hunting for bargains, trends and photo opportunities. And amid it all is a chance to see the future. In a bar called Proud is an unassuming gadget, sitting on the bar and linked to a small screen. It is a finger-scanner, the sort of thing you might see in a hospital, but here it is not designed to measure your blood, but rather to pay for your drink. This is the latest frontier in biometric payments, the ongoing battle to rid us of cash, cards, cheque books and other such accoutrements. Instead, runs the logic, we will use the humble finger to pay for things, quickly and securely. And that's where the finger-scanner comes in. The layout of veins in your fingers is all but unique - the chances of you sharing that layout with someone else is 3.4 billion to one - so by analysing those veins, the machine can be pretty sure that you are who you say you are.

 

 

By linking the details of that vein pattern to a bank card, you can then close the circle. Instead of using a contactless card to pay for a round of drinks, you instead use your finger. This is very clever technology, being used in a very small test, but so far it is working. Regulars at Proud have signed up to the test and bought drinks, and the ones who spoke to Sky News seemed happy, partly because it was fast and reliable, and partly because of the novelty of using your finger to buy a round of drinks.
 

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta address Kirinyaga on voter drive - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

                                                                                                    

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 1. What is PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
 PesaLink is a new money transfer service that enables interbank transfers from one person
 to another on all banks retail payment channels. It is developed and owned by Kenyan banks
 through their umbrella body, Kenya Bankers Association (KBA).


 2. Why should I use PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
 PesaLink is real-time, available 24/7 and you can transfer from as low as KES 10 to as high as
 KES. 999,999. It is also safe since it eliminates the use of cash as a mode of payment.


 3. How do I transfer transfer transfer transfer money using PesaLink PesaLink PesaLink PesaLink from my ABC Bank account?
 To send money, you only need to visit any ABC Bank Branch and fill in the PesaLink form. Our
 Customer Service personnel will guide you.
 You then present the completed form to the Teller who will verify your account details and
 phone number then effect the transfer. Both you and your beneficiary will receive an SMS
 alert instantly.


 4. Can I use my mobile phone to transfer transfer transfer transferfunds from my ABC Bank account account account account using PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
 In the initial phase, the service will be available only in our branches. Soon it will be available
 on our Internet Banking Platform, and our soon to be launched Mobile Banking App.


 5. Which Banks are part of PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?

 All Kenyan banks which are members of Kenya Bankers Association (KBA).


 6. How do I receive receive receive receive payments payments payments payments using my mobile phone number on PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
 To receive payments one has to have linked their phone number to an account. You will get
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 No registration is required to use PesaLink. 

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SHINDA YA MAKARATASI

 

 

 

More than 50 detained in immigration raids at

Asian restaurants in Mississippi, USA

The first call came Wednesday morning: Federal agents were raiding a Chinese buffet in the city of Pearl. Before long, word spread across Mississippi immigrant communities that agents were targeting a Hibachi grill in nearby Flowood and a sushi restaurant nearly 100 miles away in Meridian. “We told people we don’t know what’s going on,” said Bill Chandler, executive director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance in Jackson. “The best thing to do is to go home.” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained 55 people Wednesday on what were described as immigration-related charges as they executed criminal search warrants at a string of Asian restaurants in central Mississippi. As the news rippled across close-knit immigrant communities, activists said that owners of restaurants and stores hurriedly closed their doors and workers left construction sites. “Right now, the paranoia and sense of fear is overwhelming,” said Ramiro Orozco, an immigration attorney based in Jackson. “All the raids and the rhetoric coming from the new administration have created so much anxiety. We’re getting to the point that people are pulling their children out of school, they’re not going to work.”


This week’s searches at eight restaurants were the result of a multi-year criminal investigation by ICE and the Department of Homeland Security, according to ICE spokesman Thomas Byrd. He declined to provide any details on the warrants, saying the agency was still in the process of investigation. Any potential charges against the restaurant owners would be brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson, Byrd said. A spokesman for that office declined to comment. Even if the detentions were the result of an investigation that predated the Trump administration, immigrant advocates questioned the timing and the nature of ICE’s searches, saying they had exacerbated fear across the community and raised concerns about lack of due process. Last week, ICE agents in Mississippi detained an Argentine father and son outside their Jackson home as they left for work. Another family member, Daniela Vargas, 21, who moved to the U.S. when she was 7 and has been protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, barricaded herself in a closet as agents broke into the house. “She’s now in hiding,” Chandler said. “There’s fear all across the country, but in Mississippi, it’s more acute because of the state’s long history of racism.”

 

Deputy President came face to face with bandits causing havoc in Kerio Valley - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Do you know them?

Kenya's most wanted banking fraudsters revealed

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HYDERABAD, India (AP) — The shooting of two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar has sent shock waves

through their hometowns, and India's government is rushing diplomats to monitor progress in the investigation into the crime.

 

 

A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY ARIZONA, USA

We are humbled to announce the promotion to glory of Dr. Eliud Maina Wangusi of Mesa AZ at his home on Friday 24th February 2017 at 12:45, following a long illness bravely fought. He hails from Maturu, Kakamega, Kenya. He was the son of the Late Mr. and Mrs. Joram Fichingo of Maturu. He is survived by his wife MaryAnn Wangusi, his children John, Andrew, Joram, Nathan, Rebekah, Moses and the Late Michael Mahalang'anga; Grandfather to MaryAnn, Eli, Jennifer, Rebekah, Maria, Elian; Brother to Stephen, Agnes, Elizabeth, Milka, the Late Peter, Late Salome, the Late Lydia, the Late Ruth. Nephew to Priscilla, Dr. Noah Wekesa, Brother in law to Fridah, Terry, John, James, Caroline, Lucy among others. Cousin to Dorcas, Helen, Phyllis, Julia, Pamela among others. Uncle to Janet, Grace, Ann, Ngure, Kairu, Kimani Gicheru, Joram, Jacob American Dad to Sheila, Juanita, Timoh among others. All are welcome for prayers and financial support at their home 1302 S Rico, Mesa, AZ 85204. Maryann @ 4803001432, Joram 6028194540 and Gibson 6027226475.

 

No by-elections to replace Boy Juma, Nderitu Gachagua, says IEBC

 

 

High Commissioner's Message of Condolence to the Family and Relatives

of the Late Governor of Nyeri County H.E. Nderitu Gachagua



The High Commissioner of Kenya to the UK Mr. Lazarus Ombai Amayo joins Kenyans in mourning and conveying deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the Late Governor of Nyeri County H.E. Nderitu Gachagua, following his passing away this morning in a London Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

He noted that H.E. Gachagua was a great leader who served his people with love and commitment. The Late Governor had previously served as the Member of Parliament for Mathira constituency from 2002 - 2007.

Amb. Amayo and his wife Mrs. Nelly Amayo wishes the family of the late Governor Almighty God’s special comfort and strength during this difficult moment.


Postmaster who was 'overpowered and chloroformed by armed raiders' in his corner shop is jailed for staging the £185,000 raid - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
 

 

Trump on deportations: 'It's a military operation'

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, meeting with business leaders at the White House on Thursday, described his administration's moves to deport undocumented immigrants as a "military operation," a label that runs counter to what his administration has previously said. Trump has used a series of executive orders to chip away at the barriers to deportations and hire new law enforcement officials to spearhead the effort, using the Department of Homeland Security to live up to the President's tough talk on undocumented immigration during the 2016 campaign. "We're getting really bad dudes out of this country, and at a rate that nobody's ever seen before," Trump said Thursday. "And they're the bad ones. And it's a military operation." He added: "You see what's happening at the border. All of a sudden for the first time, we're getting gang members out. We're getting drug lords out." A White House spokesperson said Trump did not misspeak by calling deportations a 'military operation,' but clarified the President meant "military" as an "adjective."

 

"The President was clearly describing the orderly and professional manner in which his executive orders are being implemented, and the administration's emphasis on removing serious criminals here in the US illegally," the spokesperson said. Trump, though, is not using the military to deport undocumented immigrants. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told reporters in Mexico City Thursday that there would be "no use of military force in immigration operations, none," and Trump's administration has gone to great lengths to deny reports that the National Guard would take the lead on deportations. "Not true," Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, tweeted earlier this month after The Associated Press reported that the Trump administration was considering mobilizing the National Guard. "100% false." The guidelines outlined by the Trump administration, however, do expand the number of undocumented immigrants who are subject to deportation. "Everybody who is here illegally is subject to removal at any time," Spicer said. "That is consistent with every country, not just ours. If you're in this country in an illegal manner, that obviously there's a provision that could ensure that you be removed."

 

 

A Kenyan man has passed away in Kansas, USA


We deeply regret to announce the sudden death of Joseph Karanja Ngugi also known as “Kiumbe” of Wichita Kansas ,who was called home on February 17 2017 during his 56th birthday. He was a son to the late Edward Ngugi and Eunice Wanjiru. He was a loving husband to Cindy, a father to the late Eunice Gathoni, Eunice Wanjiru and Edward Ngugi .He was a grandfather to many. He was a mentor and a Maths teacher back in Kenya before he left and came to America in 1999. He never got a chance to go and revisist his home land because of his health issues. He had been battling sickness for a very long time. He was a friendly and outgoing person. Its in this time of heart ache and a lot of sorrow that we are asking for financial support to be able to lay his remains. Please Contact the people listed below for more information. Mwaura Karanja 316-350-5497, Edward Karanja 316-207-7545, Eunice Karanja 913-293-4565, Edward Ngugi 316-393-1334. You can also donate through Bank Of America, routing number. 101100045, Account number. 518008781075. You can also donate by clicking on https://www.gofundme.com/joseph-karanja-ngugi-kiumbe. May our God bless you as you give. - jambonewspot.com

 

 

South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march


 
 Pretoria, South Africa, Feb 24 – South African police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up violent clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria on Friday at an anti-immigration march. Shops and homes owned by foreigners have been looted and torched over the last two weeks, with some South Africans alleging that the properties were brothels and drug dens. Attacks against foreigners in the country have erupted regularly in recent years, fuelled by high unemployment and dire poverty. Riot police in Pretoria formed lines to keep apart about 1,000 protesters as tensions rise between some South Africans and migrants from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Pakistan and elsewhere. “We support the police,” South African marcher Aysha Ali, 25, told AFP. “Nigerians are very bad, they are bringing drugs into our community. I support the protest.” As police struggled to impose control, Mohammed Abdi, 31, from Somalia, told AFP: “We are looking for peace. People say we foreigners are here to sell drugs? They can search our shops.” Some officers shot rubber rounds at close range at protesters lying on the ground, while some demonstrators wielded rocks and machetes, AFP reporters witnessed. President Jacob Zuma condemned the latest wave of xenophobic unrest, saying that there had been “destruction of property directed at non-nationals.”

 

“Residents in some communities blame non-nationals for the escalating crimes especially drug trafficking,” the presidency said in a statement on Friday. Zuma called for South Africans not to use migrants as a scapegoat for the country’s widespread crime problems, but said the government would crack down on drug-dealing and illegal immigrants. In the last week, more than 20 shops have been targeted in Atteridgeville, outside Pretoria, while residents in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg, attacked at least 12 houses. “We have decided to not leave the house (during the march),” Alain Bome, a 47-year-old from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who has been in South Africa for 14 years, told AFP. “We know very well there have been attacks. We are scared.” The Nigerian government this week called for the African Union to step in to stop “xenophobic attacks” on its citizens in South Africa, claiming 20 Nigerians were killed last year. South African authorities dismiss such numbers, saying many violent deaths in the country are due to criminal activity rather than anti-immigrant sentiment. In 2008, South Africa experienced its worst bout of xenophobic violence, which left 62 people dead. In 2015, at least seven people died in similar unrest in Johannesburg and the Indian Ocean city of Durban as African immigrants were hunted down and attacked by gangs. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said this week that 35 percent of the labour force was unemployed or has given up looking for work.
 

 

PPE: the Oxford degree that runs Britain


Oxford University graduates in philosophy, politics and economics make up an astonishing proportion of Britain’s elite. But has it produced an out-of-touch ruling class? Monday, 13 April 2015 was a typical day in modern British politics. An Oxford University graduate in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE), Ed Miliband, launched the Labour party’s general election manifesto. It was examined by the BBC’s political editor, Oxford PPE graduate Nick Robinson, by the BBC’s economics editor, Oxford PPE graduate Robert Peston, and by the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Oxford PPE graduate Paul Johnson. It was criticised by the prime minister, Oxford PPE graduate David Cameron. It was defended by the Labour shadow chancellor, Oxford PPE graduate Ed Balls. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
 

 

Study: 15 percent of Maryland residents were born outside US


WASHINGTON — Four of the 10 most culturally diverse communities are in D.C.’s Maryland suburbs, and as a state, Maryland ranks among the biggest for foreign-born residents, according to a new study. When ranked among smaller, independent cities, Germantown, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Rockville rank as the top four for cultural diversity, based on things such as ethnic mix, language diversity and residents born outside the U.S., according to WalletHub research. A smaller city was defined as one with fewer than 100,000 people. When ranked among all cities in the United States, all four make the top 10. Only Jersey City, New Jersey, ranks above No. 2-ranked Germantown on the top 10 list of most culturally diverse cities, the research found. The WalletHub research says 15.27 percent of Maryland’s residents were born in a foreign nation. California leads that category at 27.4 percent. The foreign-born populations in D.C. and Virginia also rank high, at 14.26 percent and 12.22 percent, respectively.

 

 

Three killed, 20 injured in clashes at Athi River, Machakos County


At least three people were slashed to death in clashes between two groups over a piece of land in Athi River, Machakos County. 20 others sustained serious wounds in the clashes that lasted the better part of Friday pitting local youths and a group of about 200 who had been brought there to occupy the land. Police moved in and arrested 100 youth involved in the fighting as part of efforts to contain the situation. - The Standard

 

Uhuru, leaders mourn Nderitu Gachagua


Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua joins a group of women in dance during launch of Nyeri County Elimu Fund on May 26, 2016. He has been described as a man of the people.  President Uhuru Kenyatta has eulogised Governor Nderitu Gachagua as a noble and dedicated public servant. Through Twitter, the President on Friday sent his deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife Margaret Gachagua, family and Nyeri people. “Governor Gachagua was a great leader, an action-oriented man who served the people of Nyeri with diligence,” he said. His Deputy William Ruto described Mr Gachagua as a steadfast defender of interests of coffee farmers who championed reforms in the sector. Mr Ruto said the people of Nyeri had lost an able and dedicated servant. “He was an astute politician who made significant contribution to his constituents and the nation. May his soul Rest In Peace,” he said.

 

Two of Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua's sisters lives in UK. More later.

 

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua dead

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua dead - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Nyeri mourns Governor Nderitu Gachagua - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Leaders send their condolences to the family of the late Nderitu Gachagua - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Best Moment of the late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

"Please Somali people ....do not screw up this time ...your people are tired of roaming the world .......in the next 10yrs we want you to be a stable growing economy that feeds it's people ,houses them and educates it's children..." -  Kenyan advising Somalians

 

 

GOVENOR GACHAGUA ESCORTING PRESIDENT UHURU

"He has left us after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. It is very sad for the family but we have accepted God’s will,” said his brother Rigathi Gachagua who added that he passed on at 2.15 am.

 

Samuel Wamathai set to assume Nderitu Gachagua's shoes

 

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua is dead

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP OF THE HOSPITAL NEAR SOUTH KENSINGTON STATION

 

Governor Gachagua died at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London while undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. According to his brother, Rigathi Gachagua, the governor died at 2.15am with close family members at his bedside. “He has left us after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. It is very sad for the family but we have accepted God’s will,” he said. He said arrangements are under way to bring the body back home for burial. Mr Rigathi called his brother’s death a huge loss to the family and urged Kenyans to pray for them. Mr Gachagua has been out of the country since late 2016 after he survived an impeachment motion against him.


LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCE
He made only one public appearance in November during President Kenyatta’s tour of the county and then flew out of the country hours later. During his long absence, there were rumours that Mr Gachagua had stepped down from the race to defend his Nyeri County seat due to failing health. However, those close to him insisted that he was still in the race, having paid the statutory Sh100,000 nomination fee to the Jubilee Party.


DEPUTY MOURNS GACHAGUA
Speaking to journalists after receiving the news of the death, Deputy Governor Samuel Wamathai said he had spoken with Mr Gachagua on Thursday and that he sounded weak. He said Governor Gachagua would be remembered for his hard work and love for Nyeri people. Mr Wamathai said Mr Gachagua would also be remembered for initiating various development projects The deputy governor assured the people of Nyeri that the transition after Mr Gachagua's death will be smooth. He termed the late governor as "more than a personal friend". - Daily Nation.

 

 

United States grants Kenya Category One status


Kenya has been granted Category One status by the US Federal Aviation Administration. This will pave way for direct flights between Kenya and United States terminating the long search for express connection. The long awaited direct flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi will allow access of all airports in United America. This comes after the US aviation body carried out a series of assessment audits in Kenya and the Country met all the conditions for establishing direct flights. - The Standard.

 

Kiambu's 'faking' bishop: Gubernatorial candidate faked academic papers

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Storm Doris 'weather bomb' brings 95mph winds and chaos

Don't even try to get home! Storm Doris chaos

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He dropped by just to say Hi

Whenever you people are camping or anything, just be sure that there is a rifle right next to you because you might need to use it when there is a person over there to greet you and tell you that he dropped by just to say Hi. But look at the lion I don’t think that he got his predator face on because usually when it comes to lions, females are the hunters and since it is a male he won’t attack for food, but let’s just hope that the host doesn’t get him upset, even a little bit.

 


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Lmcc hosts Pastor Josephine Ndekei - from Kenya

London Mission Christian Centre hosts Pastor Josephine Ndekei on Sunday 5th and Sunday the 12th March 2017. Pastor Josephine is a great preacher used of God with a very down to earth yet powerful delivery of the word of God. She serves with EVC church in Wangige as a associate pastor. Josephine stops in U.K. For this 2 powerful faith building Sunday services as a God send to us.
Josephine has pastored so many couples way before even God called her the ministry. They were the best couple of Pastor Antony and Caroline wedding among many others. She is a Godly woman and a gift.
By coming this two services you will reap loads of blessings. Please invite a friend too.

LMCC meets at : 218 Tollgate Rd, Beckton E15 6 YA.
For one to with Pastor Josephine call 07949556194.

 

 

Kenyan Parents

Church Ni Lazima

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Dominion Farms dogged with betrayal and demands for bribes - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

PRE-WEDDING INVITATION

 

 

Families to challenge minimum income visa rules in supreme court

Precious Depasse at home in Solihull with her son Marley, whose Tanzania based partner, Max, cannot get a visa to live in the UK



Precious Depasse at home in Solihull with her son Marley, whose Tanzania based partner, Max, cannot get a visa to live in the UK. The families of UK citizens denied the right to live in Britain because of the minimum income visa requirement for non-EU partners are to challenge the rules in the supreme court on Monday. They argue that they have been denied the right to a family life by the rules condemned by migrant rights groups and family campaigners, including the children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield, who has said rules are creating “Skype families”. British citizens must earn more than £18,600 to bring over a non-EU spouse, rising to £22,400 if they have a child who does not have British citizenship, and an additional £2,400 for each subsequent child.

 

Precious Depasse at home in Solihull with her son Marley, whose Tanzania based partner, Max, cannot get a visa to live in the UK

 

Precious Depasse, a student at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London, was studying Swahili in her year abroad in Zanzibar when she fell in love with Tanzanian Max el-Amry after a night playing pool in a bar with friends. The couple now have a son, Marley, but Amry has never been granted permission to come to the UK to visit his 18-month-old son, with their only contact being on holidays to Dubai. “What’s so frustrating is that I’m young and I haven’t had a chance to start our life together, everything is on hold,” Depasse said. “And I’m treated like this by my own country.” Depasse wanted to give birth near her family in Solihull, West Midlands, and they initially planned to have Amry, a hotel manager, come to the UK on a visitor’s visa so he could be by his girlfriend’s side. “It was denied twice, they believed he would not return home, despite having a job to return to. “We found out afterwards that it’s very rare to get a visitor’s visa if you have a partner and child here, they just don’t believe you’ll leave. I gave up on the hope that he would witness his son being born and I gave birth without him.” Four months later, she brought Marley to meet his dad in Dubai, and the couple have met abroad whenever they can afford to. “My son has only spent a total of four weeks with his father and he’s almost 18 months old,” she said. “[When we’re there] it’s more like a holiday, it’s not real life. We’re in a hotel, going out to eat. I want a normal life, doing normal things together.”

 

The rules on minimum income came in shortly after the couple had decided to apply for a spousal visa. Depasse is still studying and has a place on the Teach First programme for September, but fears it may not pay enough to meet the minimum. “I’ll have to earn the wage for six months, Marley will be nearly four by then,” she said. “Every time the phone rings, he thinks it’s his dad – he thinks he lives in the computer. Depasse said she is reluctant to leave the UK because of the close relationship she has with her family and the help they give her. “He’s in a very different situation, his dad has remarried, his mum lives abroad and he’s pretty much by himself. It makes sense to come here,” she said. “The income rules are a very simplistic way to solve what is quite a small problem of people abusing the rules,” she said. “Some days you feel so angry, other times it’s just really upsetting. I didn’t really have a clue about the rules, you hear so much about immigration and how easy it is for everyone to get into the country and it isn’t true at all, I never thought how big a problem it would be.” - The Guardian, London

 

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Net migration to the UK has dropped to 273,000 in the year to September, down 49,000 from the previous year.

 

 

 

 

Neighbours help themselves to Mrs Doran’s dumped belongings (credit: SWNS)


A lottery win of £14.5million is a life-changing event. And Beverley Doran is already saying goodbye to her old one – by letting neighbours on her council estate help themselves to her belongings. Ms Doran, 37, moved out of her three-bed home after realising that she had landed the EuroMillions jackpot on Saturday. And now she has given away her sofa, washing machine and other household goods to her neighbours. They could be seen leaving her house with an array of items, as well as rummaging through a skip that had been filled outside. A friend at the property today said Mrs Doran simply “won’t be coming back”, the Mirror reports. Ms Doran, has relied for the past two years on benefits to look after her children, who are aged 17, 10, nine and five. She gave up her job as a receptionist after two of them were diagnosed with autism in 2015. She has now cancelled her benefits and plans to buy her first family home. Ms Doran realised she had won the jackpot when she checked her phone in bed on Saturday morning. She said: “I was still waking up when I logged into my account. I could see the jackpot amount but couldn’t work out what I’d won. Then I slowly realised it was one UK winner and that that person was me. “I babbled to my son and collapsed on the floor and started crying and shaking.” But she had to borrow £1,000 from a friend to celebrate the win as the money did not arrive in her bank account until after the weekend. She treated herself to a luxury weekend in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. On her life-changing win, she added: “It’s been a struggle financially – the benefit woman nearly dropped the phone when I told her I’d won the lottery. “It’s overwhelming to think that I won’t have to struggle again. Before all my money went on the children and I went around in rags. “I could now even buy a plane! I suffered with depression just worrying about what was going to happen to my children. “I’m still waiting for someone to come and burst my bubble.”

 

Storm Doris drops 'weather bomb' on Britain

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Parts of the UK are facing travel disruption as Storm Doris arrives with winds reaching 94mph. There are severe weather warnings for some of northern England, East Anglia, north Wales and the Midlands, and there is snow in higher areas in Scotland. bFlights have been cancelled at Heathrow Airport and commuters have been warned to expect road and rail delays. About 8,000 homes and businesses are without power in Northern Ireland due to trees falling onto overhead lines. Snow is predicted to reach 20 to 30cm (8-12in) high in parts of Scotland, while a 94mph gust of wind was recorded in Capel Curig, north-west Wales. Heathrow has advised passengers to check their flight status before travelling to the airport. A spokeswoman said: "With Heathrow operating at more than 99% capacity, there are no gaps in the schedule that can be used for delayed flights and as a result some passengers travelling may experience disruption to their journeys."

Disruption so far
* Highways England is closing the Dartford Crossing linking Kent and Essex because of strong winds


* Traffic Scotland said the M80 had been shut northbound after junction five at Achinkilns and southbound from junction nine at Bannockburn due to snow


* Heathrow has flagged 77 flights as cancelled on its website and says its schedule has been reduced by 10% because of the poor weather


* Aer Lingus has cancelled almost all flights between the UK and the Republic of Ireland


* Speed limits of 50mph have been imposed on several train lines affecting Arrival Trains Wales, Chiltern Railways, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central, Great Northern, South West, and Southeastern services


* Storm Doris has undergone Explosive Cyclogenisis - making it a 'weather bomb'

* 12 'amber' severe weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office for winds and snow

* 56,000 households without power across Ireland as winds reach 75mph

* Flights grounded or delayed at airports and trains slowed down due to gale force winds


There are closures on the M80 in both directions

 

 

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Gambling craze hands KRA Sh4.7b as high tax beckons

KRA Commissioner General John Njiraini.

 

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has made Sh4.7 billion in taxes from the gambling craze that has gripped the nation. According to the taxman’s domestic data base, eight major players in the betting sector will help more than double the taxes from the sector from Sh1.2 billion in 2015/16 to Sh3.8 billion in the current financial year. The data, tabled before Parliament’s Labour and Social Welfare Committee, showed that the eight betting firms will have cumulatively given KRA Sh4.71 billion since June 2014. However, the figure could be much higher given that the estimate is only based on self-assessment reports from the eight firms. Revenues from casinos and bookmakers are also not captured. Data from the Betting Control and Licensing Board puts the number of registered and licensed casino operators at 50 and bookmakers at 25, though both have a countrywide network of branches. Betting, lottery, and gaming taxes are collected on an agency basis. The taxman said compliance by operators in withholding and payroll taxes will require a clearer focus.

There is potential for KRA to collect even more money with tightened mechanisms and looming legislation. Starting January, KRA has been collecting 7.5 per cent of gambling companies’ revenue after they have paid out winnings. The sector could be the new kid on the block for the taxman as his target for 2017-18 financial year is set to increase to Sh1.7 trillion. But in the proposed legislation, Parliament wants to double betting tax to 15 per cent while lottery tax will increase five times to 20 per cent. In addition, if the proposals go through, gaming tax will increase from 12 per cent to 20 per cent as that of prize competition increases to 20 per cent from 15 per cent. All winnings could also see the re-introduction of a 20 per cent withholding tax. However, such moves, KRA Commissioner General John Njiraini told the committee, could only boost exchequer revenues for a short time depending on how consumers react. “Our experience indicates that high tax rates even for commodities considered as socially undesirable ultimately lead to reduced demand. It may also help develop an underground economy and promote tax evasion,” he said. Appearing before the David Were-led committee, Mr Njiraini explained that it was crucial to compare the taxes with those of other countries to avoid transfer pricing by sector players. Since firms have online platforms for betting, if tax regimes are high in Kenya, a company operating in Kenya could ride on foreign gamblers living in countries with a favourable regime, leaving KRA with subdued earnings. - The Standard

PesaLink sounds death knell for cheques

INTEGRATED PAYMENT SERVICES CEO JENNIFER THEURI (LEFT) WITH KENYA BANKERS

ASSOCIATION COUNTERPART HABIL OLAKA AT THE LAUNCH OF PESALINK IN NAIROBI LAST WEEK.

The new mobile payment system banks launched last week is likely to significantly reduce the use of cheques, payment cards and electronic fund transfers (EFTs), analysts say. Analysts at Ecobank Africa said the new system, dubbed PesaLink, would reduce reliance on the traditional cards, cheques and EFT payments due to an advantage on the shorter settlement cycle. Bank customers will be able to move money between accounts on the PesaLink system in real-time. “Cheque and EFT payments have, for a long time, been the face of retail payments...we think that a uniform mobile switching platform could sound the death knell for cheques and EFT payments, which have a longer settlement period,” said the Ecobank analysts in a note on PesaLink released this week. “Card and point-of-sale payments have been facing stiff competition from mobile payments, with the former’s share of total payments declining from 20 per cent in 2013 to 13 per cent as at the end of the 2015 financial year.” The Ecobank analysts project a 31 per cent year-on-year growth in mobile payment volumes to 1.4 billion transactions, based on expectations of lower transaction costs should the bank platform kick off. Standard Chartered, Co-operative Bank, Barclays Bank, Commercial Bank of Africa, I&M Bank, Diamond Trust Bank, Gulf African Bank, Guardian Bank, Victoria Commercial Bank, Credit Bank, Prime Bank and Middle East Bank customers have access to the service so far, according to Kenya Bankers Association.

About 27 more banks, which are carrying out pilot tests in line with Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) requirements, are expected to come on board the new platform within a month. The new platform could also start to eat into the mobile payments market that is dominated by Safaricom’s M-Pesa, the analysts said, due to a cost advantage on fees. Standard Investment Bank head of research Francis Mwangi sees cards as potentially the most affected by the new platform, saying they are the easiest to substitute for a mobile phone. “While there will be a reduction of use of EFT and cheques for payments, cards are likely to be the most cannibalised by the new platform,” said Mr Mwangi. “You have a situation where a bank customer can make withdrawals from the account using a mobile phone and make payments quickly, negating the need for a card for payments.” Latest CBK data shows the number of payment cards in issue fell to 13.7 million by the end of September 2016, from 14.5 million a year earlier. The number of monthly transactions also fell in the period, from 19.4 million in September 2015 to 17.6 in Septembers 2016. Mobile transactions have been growing, standing at Sh283.8 billion in 130.7 million transactions for September 2016 compared to Sh247.5 billion in 96.3 million transactions in September 2015. - businessdailyafrica.com

Nasa chiefs agree to annul Cord in new power deal


Opposition leaders Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga, and Moses Wetang'ula display their National

Super Alliance coalition agreement at Okoa Kenya secretariat offices, Nairobi on February 22, 2017. 


Opposition leaders on Wednesday launched a unity agreement but without key elements of a power sharing formula. They left open the possibility of amending the Constitution to create more positions in government but cautiously kicked down the road the thorny issue of who gets what.
Also notable at the launch at the Okoa Kenya offices in Karen was the absence of the usual grasping and triumphant lifting of hands, and the sober faces of the National Super Alliance seemed to indicate the difficulty of the negotiations ahead to pick a presidential candidate. The Nasa coalition agreement, later in the evening submitted to the Registrar of Political Parties, is also a death certificate for the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord), which will be dissolved at the end of the current parliament. A copy of the agreement, which was obtained by theNation, spells out the framework of management of the Nasa. All the parties previously coalescing under Cord will now join the Amani National Congress in the new alliance. In article five, the coalition agreement indicates the intention of the alliance to create more positions in government if it wins the election, including the possibility of amending the Constitution.

REFINING THE CONSTITUTION
It talks of refining the Constitution, strengthening devolution, including sharing and transfer of more functions and resources to the county governments. “And to achieve more inclusive electoral system and better align the political system to our social and political realities,” the document reads. The unveiling of the coalition agreement signalled that the 2017 presidential race is taking shape. Party leaders Raila Odinga (ODM), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetang’ula attended the function and appended their signatures to the deal. Cord, Mr Odinga’s vehicle in the last election, has been an effective unifying force for the election over the past four years. Nasa is designed along the same lines as the National Rainbow Coalition that defeated Kanu in 2002. The top organ of the party will be the summit, and will comprise party leaders of the four founding parties ANC, ODM, WDM-K and Ford Kenya. The agreement also created the National Coordinating Committee with members from the four parties but giving room for admission of other members. “The summit shall originate or give policy directions for the coalition and on its motion on the advice of the NCC admit its own members,” states the agreement. Though it doesn’t expressly bar parties from fielding their own candidates, the agreement advocates joint nominations for parliamentary, gubernatorial and county assembly seats conducted by the coalition election board. Said the agreement: “The coalition may in special circumstances allow more than one coalition candidates in its strongholds provided it is adjudged that such competition will not undermine support from the coalition’s presidential candidate.” No details of a power sharing arrangement were given, even though such an agreement is said to have been reached. - Daily Nation.

 

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo yesterday asked the High Court to give him more time to respond to a suit

that seeks to order him pay Kabete Mp Ferdinand Waititu Sh 50 million being legal fee claim.


Is that £1 coin in your pocket worth £25?


Check the 'scarcity index' to see if you're minted With just a few months to go before the round £1 coin is withdrawn from circulation, it’s time to check your pockets. That shiny £1 coin you left in your shorts from last summer could be worth a tidy little sum. Coin collectors are racing to complete the full set of 24 individual designs for the old coin – with the most rare expected to fetch as much as £25 each. The Bank of England is introducing a 12-sided coin next month, and has already begun to phase out the old round design.

The Edinburgh City design on the £1 coin has been identified as the most rare


The £1 coin has been in circulation since 1983. During that time a total of 2.2 billion £1 have been struck for circulation. But they are not all still in use. The last available figures for coins in circulation, published by The Royal Mint for 2014, suggest that 1,553,000,000 £1 coins are in circulation. In other words, 650 million of the coins struck no longer circulate, presumably withdrawn over the years as worn or damaged.

Three of the most scarce £1 coins in circulation


According to money specialists ChangeChecker.org: “The majority of those 650 million coins are from the early issuing years, meaning that although some of those years may have high mintages, the actual number of coins available to collect from your change is far lower. “In fact our research suggests that only a little more than half of the early years’ £1 coins are still in circulation. Far fewer if you’re trying to secure one in good collectable condition.”

The ChangeChecker £1 coin scarcity index


ChangeChecker has produced a scarcity index, ranking the various £1 coin designs on their rarity. The highest scoring coin – the Edinburgh City £1 – it is already achieving prices of between £10 and £15 on eBay. However, things can very quickly go mad. For example, since the Royal Mint confirmed the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p as the smallest coin mintage in circulation, online prices have regularly achieved £100 (200 times its face-value). The round pound ceases to be legal tender on October 15 this year, so people have until then to either spend them or exchange them at a bank after that.

Two Rivers Mall adopts security system used during Trump inauguration


During the inauguration of the world’s most powerful man, US President Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington as the world welcomed a new ‘global’ leader. For people living in volatile situations all over the world, the question was, how do you ensure each and every person is safe from any harm? But they did it without a single case of insecurity being recorded. It is the same security system that was used to control the masses and to ensure no bad elements infiltrated Trump’s inauguration that has been adopted at the 62,000 square metre Two Rivers Mall, the largest mall in sub-Saharan Africa, outside of South Africa. This is just “Two Good to be True.” The system is exclusively at Two Rivers Mall and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The Capital FM News crew visited the expansive mall in a bid to understand the new high tech system that saw some $10 million (Sh1 billion) spent on security alone. This is meant to ensure every person who visits the mall does not only enjoy the serene environment, shop with style, but do it confidently knowing someone is watching over them. The digital barrier system, known as the ThruVis TS4C is the world’s most advanced compact people screening camera system, with unparalleled imaging quality and the capability to detect concealed objects at four to 10 metres. The system can be deployed in both fixed and mobile formats as well, and can be integrated within a wider security architecture ideal for public space protection.

“It has a large depth of field that allows continuous views and the ability to screen a person even when they are in motion,” the mall’s security boss, who did not want to be named and is a former military officer in theBritish Army, told Capital FM News. “There is no way that a person can access the mall without going through this system.” The security system has been strategically positioned in all parts of the mall, making sure every person accessing the precincts or even objects are thoroughly screened – no taking chances. The system is capable of detecting objects concealed under clothing and can identify, say even a gun, in a crowded place. According to the security boss, the system can detect metal or plastic weapons, explosives, liquids and currency – anything concealed under clothing at almost 100 per cent effectiveness. “At Two Rivers you will not be physically screened. We value your space and privacy,” he said, a fact agreed by shoppers who spoke to Capital FM News.  “Two Rivers is probably one of the most secure malls in the world. Centum group invested heavily in security.” The mall, which so far has received more than 150,000 visitors, decided to install the security system since it screens people swiftly and effectively without delays, that would cause a human traffic.


How does the system work?
The system has “Terahertz cameras that are completely passive.” Just like any other video camera, they are harmless and do not receive any sensitive body detail. The system is fitted with a software that helps security details manning it using a laptop, show a colour CCTVimage of a person being screened. If one doesn’t have any object, not even a belt, the security guard will see an entire red body, but anything else turns blue, with a clear outline. It provides real-time screening, automatic alerts to the mall’s security control room while the software offersconfigurable recording functions…they can also take a snap of say a suspect for evidential purposes.


CCTV CAMERAS IN THE MALL
The mall has fitted over 500 state-of-the-art CCTV cameras which are closely monitored 24 hours a day by highly trained security guards and experts. “They are all strategically positioned… some are not physically visible but one should be assured that someone is watching,” he said. “The mall is a ‘monster’ (extremely huge), and doesn’t require less of security investment.” To put this into contrast, Kenya fitted it about 1,800 high-powered CCTV cameras in the first phase of the Integrated Command, Control and Communications Centre (iC3), that covered Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu cities – all of them highly populous. - Source link-capitalfm.co.ke
 

Comedian Njugush Beaten Up By Wife for not taking her to two Rivers

After much hype and many postponements, East Africa’s biggest shopping mall, Two Rivers Mall, opened on Valentine’s Day. The three-storey mall has cost Centum Investments upwards of Sh15 billion, plus another Sh5.8 billion for the supporting infrastructure. As such, it has been the talk of the town and a beehive activity with a record 120,105 people visiting on Sunday alone. However, it has not been smooth sailing for everyone with regards to the mall. According to comedian Timothy Kimani better known by his moniker Njugush, the mall is breaking households. This is after he was beaten up by his wife who wanted Njugush to take her to the mall. - Source link – nairobiwire.com

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Just like cats, even elephants are very curious creatures who if see something which is odd would go beyond every enemy line just, so that they could investigate the matter and know that what is going around. Now look at this elephant who must have seen this car to be something which is not usual that go down there in his territory so he went to the car and let’s just hope that he hasn’t shaken up the car because that would have hurt the passengers of the car a lot. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

YOU MUST BE EARNING OVER £20K TO BRING A SPOUSE IN UK

Income rules which stop thousands of British citizens bringing their foreign spouse to the UK are lawful "in principle" the Supreme Court has ruled. Judges rejected an appeal by families who argued that the rules breached their human right to a family life. As of 2012, Britons must earn more than £18,600 before a husband or wife from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) can settle in the UK. Judges criticised this threshold as "defective" and a cause of "hardship". The seven justices sitting on the case found those rules did not take sufficient account of the welfare of the children involved, or of alternative sources of income.


Visa rules creating 'price on love'
The rule was introduced by the former coalition government to stop foreign spouses becoming reliant on taxpayers. The minimum income threshold, which also affects people settled in the UK as refugees, rises to £22,400 if the couple have a child who does not have British citizenship - and then by an additional £2,400 for each subsequent child. The markers replaced a previous, more general, requirement to show the Home Office that the incoming partner would not be a drain on public resources and that the couple or family could adequately support themselves. They do not take into account the earnings of the overseas partner - even if they have higher qualifications, or are likely to be employed in higher-paid work than their British spouse. And the threshold does not apply to spouses from within the EEA. Delivering their judgement, the justices said the government's rules had the "legitimate" aim of ensuring "that the couple do not have recourse to benefits and have sufficient resources to play a full part in British life". But they said the rules fail because they do not treat "the best interests of children as a primary consideration". They said how the rules are implemented should take more account of alternative sources of income, aside from just benefits and salaries. The BBC's Home Affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani said the ruling meant thousands of couples had technically won fresh hope to settle in UK - but the rules were broadly held.

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UK faces hefty £51bn Brexit bill

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK it faces a "very hefty" bill for Brexit. He promised two years of "tough negotiation", when discussions on leaving terms get under way between the government and the European Union. Exit will not come "at a discount or at zero cost", he said in a speech to the Belgian Federal Parliament. Reports suggest the UK could have to pay the EU up to 60 billion euros (£51bn) after Brexit talks start. Mr Juncker's comments came as the House of Lords held a second day of discussion of the government's European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which, if passed into law, will allow Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, allowing formal talks with the EU to start. She is hoping to do this before the end of March, with EU negotiations expected to take up to two years. Discussions are taking place in Brussels on the size of the bill to be presented to Mrs May when she launches the talks. The amount will cover the UK's share of the cost of projects and programmes it signed up to as a member, as well as pensions for EU officials. In his speech, Mr Juncker, a former prime minister of Luxembourg, said: "It will be a tough negotiation which will take two years to agree on the exit terms. And to agree on the future architecture of relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union we will need years. "The British people have to know, they know already, that it will not be at a discount or at zero cost. The British must respect commitments they were involved in making. So the bill will be, to put it a bit crudely, very hefty."

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Kenyan Politicians With Choppers,

Uhuru, Ruto and Raila Top the List

Acquiring a helicopter is the in thing right now in the Kenyan political arena. Whether it’s personal, commercial, for the 2017 campaigns or for the speed, tactics have changed. Leave alone the flashy cars you have seen around once in a while. Political big wigs in town are more than ready for august with aircrafts. Actually, the campaigns have been elevated, they have gone a notch higher. Don’t get surprised when you see them flying the most powerful aircraft such as the Bell 407.


The Kenya Civil Aviation confirms that for the past two years, at least 59 helicopters have been acquired and licensed. Some of them registered in the name of companies.


President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto, Opposition leaders Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka have acquired choppers in readiness for the campaigns. Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Peter Kenneth too was not left out.


Other political leaders who top that list include KANU chief Gideon Moi, Former President Mwai Kibaki, Embu senator Lenny Kivuti, former ministers Simeon Nyachae and Nicholas Biwott, Joseph Chepkwony, Kipchumba Murkomen, William Kabogo and Ephraim Maina, former Mathira MP. It is also rumored that the former CID boss Ndegwa Muhoro is also planning to purchase one.


Besides campaigns these helicopters are commercially significant. On hire, around half the money goes back to the owner. Normally the hiring rates are at sh150, 000 -170,000 per hour on flight time. On purchase, small passenger helicopters costs range from 100 million to 200 million. The cost of import duties and assembly could double it to around 400 million.


Ephraim Maina
The former Mathira MP has three helicopters with one yet to be registered.  He was also an aspirant for the Nyeri senatorial seat in 2013.


Uhuru Kenyatta
The Kenyatta family has two helicopters in the B3e and B3+ configuration. These probably go way back to his father Jomo Kenyatta.


Peter Kenneth
The Nairobi governor gubernatorial aspirant owns a helicopter and is soon acquiring a Cessna Grand Caravan which costs Sh175 million. That makes them two.


Musalia Mudavadi 2
ANC party leader has a Eurocopter B4 that costs Sh210 million. The euro copter can carry seven passengers for 610 kilometers. He is about to buy a second one. These two could help him navigate through the country during his campaigns countrywide.


 Raila Odinga 1
The former PM owns the powerful Bell 407 that he acquired last year. It is a high performance helicopter that owns a spacious cabin. It can also detect terror attacks 12000 miles away before landing. It is rumored that he is about to acquire another one.


William Ruto
The deputy president has an Aerospatiale 350B3  Ecureuil eurocopter that he owns jointly with KASS CEO Joseph Chepkwony.


Kalonzo musyoka 1
Kalonzo’s euro copter was involved in a crash in Tanzania after it was hired for campaigns by Chama Cha Mapinduzi. The insurance company repaid him though. It isn’t yet confirmed if he will be acquiring another one.


Kipchumba murkomen 1
The senator is finalizing details to buy one.


John Munyes
The Turkana senator has a fixed wing Cessna plane that he uses between Nairobi and Turkana. - The Star

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WORD OF TODAY

Colossians 3:18-19

How to stay together

We read in Colossians 3:18-19: "Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them." Picture two little rowing boats setting off across a choppy lake. A man sits in one, and a woman in the other. They have every intention of rowing side by side, yet they begin drifting in opposite directions until they can hardly hear each other above the wind. Soon the man finds himself at one end of the lake and the woman at the other. Neither knows how they drifted apart, or how to reconnect. Now picture two newlyweds. They stand at the altar and pledge to live together in love and harmony. Unfortunately, 50 per cent of the time it doesn’t work that way. Unless their relationship is maintained and cultivated, they will grow distant. That is why two romantic little rowboats often drift towards opposite ends of the lake. So how can husbands and wives stay in love, and stay together for a lifetime? The answer is to row like crazy! Take time for romantic activities. Think about each other through the day. Avoid that which breeds conflict and resentment. Be aware of each other’s needs and desires. These are the keys to harmony and friendship. Yes, it’s difficult to keep two rowboats together, but it can be done if each partner is determined to row. Nothing beats a good marriage, but you have to work at it because the currents of culture and the stresses of life can cause you to drift apart. Hence the Bible says, ‘Wives, understand and support your husbands by submitting to them in ways that honour the Master. Husbands, go all out in love for your wives.’

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A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN USA


He served in the USA army between 2010 and 2014: It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic and unexpected death of Jane Mukami’s brother, Stephen ‘Mitu’ Githehu. This has truly been the most challenging week of her life after losing her grandmother on February 11th then her brother on February 16th. Here is more information from Jane about her brother Stephen. Everybody referred to Mitu as a cool and funny guy. He served in the USA army between 2010 and 2014 before enrolling for a degree program at Kennesaw State University. He started acting strange in 2015; he wouldn’t leave his apartment and his social life dwindled. He shunned his family and friends. He wouldn’t open the door for his only sister neither would he answer his phone or reply to messages. After months of locking himself in, the sister called the cops who went to his apartment and reported that he was clean shaven and looked “normal.” He told the cops to tell his family to leave him alone. But clearly something was wrong with Mitu…His mother flew down from Kenya in November 2016 and she knocked on his door daily for weeks, but he wouldn’t open for her. She was devastated. The family tried everything, from going to the court to seek a 1013 certificate which authorizes transportation of a person that appears mentally ill, but that didn’t help because they needed 2 witnesses that had ‘laid eyes’/seen Stephen within 48 hours and observed irregular behavior.

His mother and sister explained how he wouldn’t allow them to see him and that they had called the police several times. The court was not of much help. His mother flew back to Kenya very heartbroken from not seeing her son and feeling helpless for not being able to get any form of help. Two weeks ago, he texted his sister out of the blue saying he was about to get evicted from his apartment. He asked if she wanted his paintings. She off course said yes and they were able to meet. At that point, Jane asked him, “where will you move to?” He said she would know soon enough. She asked him to move in with him but he refused. A few days later the sheriff and team showed up to evict him. As soon as they walked into his bedroom, he grabbed his gun and shot himself. He leaves a confused and wounded family. He leaves behind questions nobody can answer. He leaves a crushed mother, sister and father. Let us show our support for Jane and her family during this challenging time both in prayer and financial support as they prepare to lay Mitu to rest. We have set up a Funeral fundraiser to help contribute towards the funeral expenses. All donations are highly appreciated. Thank you for all your support. Organizing Committee - Diasporamessenger.com

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WATOTO INTERNATIONAL CHOIR SHINES AT REVIVAL HOUSE LONDON

When Watoto International Choir entered the stage at Revival House on Sunday 19th February 2017, many underestimated them because of their age and number. When they started their performance everyone in the auditorium was excited by their performance which was of very high standard with well coordinated sound, lighting and movement. The team had done some homework and their childhood stories left many children with food for thought. One child narrated how she was born and the mother abandoned her and it was Watoto ministry who took her. The team will be in UK for 4 months and many had a big questions in their mind: "Do these children go to school?" The answer is: Yes, all the adults on the team are teachers and they teach them 3 hours every day.

Bishop Masinde of Deliverance Church Umoja was the guest speaker at Revival House London on Sunday 19th February, 2017 where Watoto International Choir from Uganda were the guest singers. The Bishop read the book of Psalms 145: 1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. 2 Every day I will praise you and exolt your name for ever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. 4 One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts...... The Bishop said that we should always keep on teaching our generation the mighty acts of God so that we do not break the chain Christianity in our generation. Bishop Masinde was escorted by his wife.

The Watoto Choir had a wonderful concert at Revival House, London

The face of jobless Kenyans

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Older vehicles face £10 'toxicity' charge in central London


Drivers of some of the oldest and most polluting vehicles will face an extra £10 charge for entering central London. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the "toxicity", or "T-charge", is essential as he announced his latest effort to crack down on pollution in the capital. Vehicles will be charged if they do not meet Euro 4 emission standards, typically petrol and diesel cars registered before 2006. Around 10,000 vehicles per weekday are expected to be charged when the charge is introduced on 23 October. It will be imposed on top of the city's congestion charge, meaning it will cost £21.50 to drive one of the target vehicles in central London between 7am and 6pm on weekdays. Mr Khan said: "It's staggering that we live in a city where the air is so toxic that many of our children are growing up with lung problems. "If we don't make drastic changes now we won't be protecting the health of our families in the future." As an example of London's pollution problems, one road in England's capital exceeded its allowed annual levels of nitrogen dioxide just five days into 2017. Earlier this week the European Commission issued a "final warning" to the UK Government for repeated breaches of legal limits. Pollutants - much of which come from traffic, particularly diesel vehicles - cause health problems such as asthma, heart and lung diseases and are also thought to affect children's health and development. Air pollution is linked to 9,000 early deaths in the city each year. Mr Khan called the T-charge the "toughest emission standard of any major city" and claimed it was overwhelmingly backed by Londoners because they wanted immediate action to tackle air pollution. The mayor's ultimate goal is the world's first "ultra-low emission zone", which will charge more polluting cars, to come in from 2019, subjet to consultation.

South Africa's Competition Commission has granted Barclays Africa conditional immunity from prosecution in return for its

continuing cooperation in the rand currency trading probe, the head of the Commission said on Tuesday.

The Northern Collector Tunnel Project

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Azerbaijan's president appoints wife as VP


Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife Mehriban to the role of first vice president, according to a decree published on the presidential website on Tuesday. The decree did not specify what duties 52-year-old Mehriban Aliyev would have in her new post although the constitution states that the first vice president will deputise for the president while he is out of the country. The posts of vice president and first vice president - a more senior position - were introduced last year after a constitutional referendum cleared the way for the president's powers to be devolved if he becomes incapacitated. The referendum also extended the presidential term from five to seven years. An earlier vote had scrapped term limits for the presidency. The other vice-presidential post remains vacant. European institutions and rights bodies accuse the Azeri authorities of curbing free expression. Azeri officials deny these accusations. Ilham Aliev came to power in 2003, replacing his father Heydar, who ruled the oil-rich country since 1993. - The Star

US Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington

area were unable to access some agency computer


US Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter. It was not immediately clear how widespread the issue was or how significantly it affected daily functions at DHS, a large government agency whose responsibilities include immigration services, border security and cyber defense. Employees began experiencing problems logging into networks at 5am ET (1000 GMT) on Tuesday due to a problem related to the personal identify verification (PIV) cards used by federal workers and contractors to access certain information systems, one source said. At least four DHS buildings were affected, the source said, including locations used by US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Jubilee governor aspirants to pay Sh500,000 nomination fees


Jubilee Party leaders, President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and Deputy President William Ruto. Aspiring governors

who want to run on a Jubilee ticket will have to part with Sh500,000 in registration and nomination fees. 


Are you aspiring to be nominated to run for governor on a Jubilee ticket? Be prepared to fork out an extra Sh400,000 nomination fee besides the Sh100,000 you had paid as registration fee. You only have 11 days to do that.


DEADLINE
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has started receiving nomination applications for the different seats from the various parties, with the Jubilee Party saying theirs should be done by March 4. “In order to comply with the timeline, this is to notify the membership of Jubilee Party that the deadline for receiving nomination applications is March 4, 2017,” a notice from Jubilee Party Secretary-General Veronica Maina said. Apart from governor, Ms Maina said, the other affected positions are senator, woman representative, MP and MCA. The party has promised a 50 per cent discount for all aspirants who are women, youth and disabled people.


SH500,000
“Even the incumbents are affected by this notice,” said Ms Maina. In the new fees, aspiring governors will part with Sh500,000 (registration plus nomination fees), senators, MPs and woman reps 250,000 each, while MCAs will be charged Sh50,000. “All women, youth and people with disabilities ... shall pay half the amounts for the respective position. However, the 50 per cent discount will not be extended to parliamentary women representative,” said Ms Maina. In the notice, there was no mention of whether the nomination fees will be sent to the IEBC, which the party has insisted must undertake its nominations.


NO AGENTS
The fees, Ms Maina said, should be paid to Equity Bank's NHIF branch, account number 0180270840079, with the account name Jubilee Party. “No agent or official has been appointed by the Jubilee Party to collect fees on their behalf. "You are therefore requested to report any such [incidents] to the police and Jubilee Party Headquarters,” said Ms Maina. - Daily Nation.

 IEBC gives a final report on voter registration

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IEBC lists 3.7 million new voters against 6.1 million target

The electoral agency registered 3,782,089 new voters in the just concluded mass listing. This was 62 per cent of the electoral agency’s 6.1 million upper target, and 95 per cent of its 4 million lower target.


TRANSFERS
While releasing the results in Nairobi on Tuesday, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati said 1,001,819 voters applied to transfer their voting stations. He said the commission projects that approximately 3.2 million people would be added to the roll at the end of voters' roll clean-up. The data, he said, would be processed to remove duplication, a register compiled over the next 40 days and be ready for inspection from May 10. In the 35-day mass voter registration, Mr Chebukati said, `Kajiado topped the list of 10 counties that hit their target, with 240 per cent achievement, listing 79,733 new voters.


OVER 100PC
Other counties that went way beyond their 100 per cent targets were Mandera (116 per cent), Narok (102 per cent), and Garissa hit 92 per cent of the target. But in terms of absolute numbers, Nairobi registered the most number of voters at 461, 346, Kiambu, 225, 995, Nakuru 175,756, Meru 169, 803, with Mombasa closing the top five with 141,686 new voters by February 19. Mr Chebukati said that the commission would close the register on March 7 after registration of Kenyans in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Africa. This is despite an order by a judge that continuous registration of voters continues until May 17, exactly 60 days to the August 8 General Election.


COURT ORDER
“As a commission, we need to, at some point, close the register for verification," he said. "We will close it on March 7, but (as per the court order), we will not close out those who want to register,” he added, evading question whether those that then register will vote in the August poll. And, while he announced timelines for presentation of nomination rules for various candidates, Mr Chebukati sounded a death knell to politicians who had hoped to shed off party candidacy and become independents. “If you want to run as independent, do not engage in the nomination of a political party. The law was made to stop that, and we will make sure it does,” he said. The IEBC chair said registration in prisons would start on Wednesday in an exercise targeting 5,952 convicts and 2,246 suspects in remand.


6.1M TARGET
The registration was to start on Monday but was delayed by logistical challenges, Mr Chebukati said. He said prisoners to be registered must be of sound mind, not convicted of an election offence in the preceding five years and have national identity cards. The IEBC was targeting 6.1 million new voters by February 14, before a court extended the registration by five days. "We can only do so much. We advertised on TV, radios and everywhere. But the law says registering to vote is voluntary,” he said of the missed target. - Daily Nation.

Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre


aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near the Australian city of Melbourne. The Beechcraft plane veered just after take-off into the shopping centre, that was still closed, next to Essendon Fields airport. "Five on the aircraft and looks like no-one has survived the crash," said Victoria police assistant commissioner Stephen Leane. Victoria premier Daniel Andrews described it as the state's worst air accident in three decades. The private charter from Essendon, north of Melbourne, to King Island, 55 minutes to the south, came down just short of a major motorway packed with the heavy traffic of early morning commuters. Live television footage showed burned out wreckage, flames and major damage at the shopping centre and adjacent buildings. A column of thick black smoke rose into the air as witnesses spoke of an explosion. "It appears a light plane, which is a charter flight, has impacted the DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) at Essendon Fields," police minister Lisa Neville said. The centre was not due to open for another hour and the authorities confirmed no one inside was hurt. "There's also debris that's been left on the freeway," she added. A taxi driver called ABC radio and told of the "massive fireball". "I saw this plane ... when it hit the building there was a massive fireball," said the man called Jason. "I could feel the heat through the window of the taxi, and then a wheel — it looked like a plane wheel — bounced on the road and hit the front of the taxi as we were driving along." Victoria police superintendent Mick Frewen said investigations centred on a "catastrophic engine failure". The flight made a May-Day call before crashing, he added. - Daily Nation.

UN 'stunned' at sudden death of Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin


The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York. President Vladimir Putin is said to be "deeply upset" by the death, and paid tribute to Mr Churkin's "professionalism and diplomatic talent". The Russian foreign ministry gave no details of the circumstances of the death of the 64-year-old, but one report said he had fallen ill with a heart condition. "The outstanding Russian diplomat passed away at his work post," said a statement from the foreign ministry. "We express our deep condolences to the relatives and close family," Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the UN secretary-general's office, said: "He has been such a regular presence here that I am actually quite stunned. "Our thoughts go to his family, to his friends and to his government." Mr Churkin, who would have celebrated his 65th birthday on Tuesday, has been Russia's permanent representative to the UN since 2006.
 

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A KENYAN LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN JERSEY CITY, USA

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Teresia Ngonyo Ndachi of Jersey City, NJ that occured at JFK Medical Center on February 16th 2017. Wife to Jogu Mirara Ndungu of Jersey City NJ. She was mother to Mirara Jogu Ndungu, Belinda Nyambura Ndungu, Jessica Njeri Ndungu & Ndachi Ithong’a Ndungu. She was daughter to Anna Njeri Ndachi & the late Allan Ithong’a Ndachi. Sister to Peter Ndachi, Virginia Wanja, Christopher Thuo, Francis Karanja, David Njangiru & John Mbugua. Prayers and funeral arrangements are being held daily from 6:00pm at the family residence on 265 Custer Ave, Unit #112, Jersey City NJ. (You will see a Kenyan flag on the door) There will be a major fundraiser on Saturday 2/25/17 from 6pm to help the family offset the funeral costs at Christ For All Nations Church hall on 218 Martin Luther King Drive, JerseyCity NJ. (Parking & hall entrance is on 173 Bayview Ave) There will also be a memorial service on Sunday 2/26/17 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Your kind donations can be made via the following: https://www.gofundme.com/Farewell-Teresia-Ngonyo-Ndachi Chase bank account #752378604 / Routing #021202337 to Jogu M. Ndungu Or Square cash / Cashapp to phone number +12019187408. As a family we are very greatfull for the generous outpouring of support, donations and loving words during this difficult moment. For more info please contact:- Pastor Patrick Kisuule 201-304-9988 Zack Ombicha 551-358-1308 Faith Maina 201-920-7621 Joseph Msami 646-546-4122 Priscilla Makarios 201-936-2574 Mome Oigo 862-237-4236 Darlene Ikumu 201-388-4481. - Diasporamessenger.com

Looking for someone flying to Kenya this week. Please contact Mr. Seed on 07951220696

Can you afford to buy a property in Kenya?


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

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Equity to roll out agency banking in Zanzibar expansion plan


 Equity Bank is set to roll out agency banking in Zanzibar, where it commenced operations last week with its first branch on the island. Equity Bank is set to roll out agency banking in Zanzibar, where it commenced operations last week with its first branch on the island. The lender is now operating 14 branches in Tanzania, where it set up shop in 2012 with an initial two branches. Equity Bank Tanzania managing director, Joseph Iha said the lender will embrace the agency banking model adopted by its parent bank in Kenya, where over 25,000 agents processed 46 million transactions in the first nine months of 2016. “Our plan is to expand our presence here in Zanzibar through more branches, agency banking and merchant banking,” said Mr Iha, adding that the bank will target SMEs and the tourism sector. The Tanzanian operation is currently supported by over 1,050 agents and merchants and 17 ATM outlets.  Equity currently operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. The lender reported an 18 per cent rise in after-tax profit to Sh15 billion for the nine months to September. In this, Tanzania contributed a profit of Sh300 million, while Uganda and the Democratic Republic Congo both reported net profits of Sh500 million. South Sudan reported a loss of Sh100 million following prolonged instability in the country while Rwanda reported a 16 per cent drop to Sh300 million. - businessdailyafrica.com
 

OTACH SHAVES HIS DREDLOCKS

Mr. Otach, a London based Kenyan journalist/photographer/promoter has at last decided to shave his dreadlocks. He now looks different from his previous look and as he smiled at Mr. Seed jokingly: "Mr. Seed, as you have been telling me, I have decided at last to shave my locks and although its still winter so I feel cold in the head, I am now more comfortable and confident. Sasa, where is the business? I have opened another chapter in 2017. I knew change is inevitable and it was just a matter of time, nothing in life is permanent and I will always embrace change, the ability to observe, learn, accept, adjust, adopt and evolve to a new being is what I am made of." said Mr. Otach whose real name is Gabriel as he unveiled his new look.

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MAN OF GOD HUGE CRUSADE IN MEXICO LAST WEEKEND

Apostle Joseph Njuguna held a big crusade in Mexico last weekend where thousands of people attended. The conference took place on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th February, 2017. Apostle Njuguna well known as "Man of God" of Shekinah Glory Tabernacle International London is well known for this transformation from Street boy in London to a Pastor. During his preaching, Apostle Njuguna said: "Don’t allow any man to come in between you and God, just stay tall in the covenant because the glory of God is coming your way in this season of manifestation. Hear this, the reason the enemy is confronting us is because we are the light of God, so the devil is attacking our light but the more God’s word settles in us, the more we shine forth. You are one of the divine agents planted on earth to dismantle the activities of hell and no demon or devil can kill you. I decree today, you shall live and not die, you shall live to fulfil the numbers of your days, in Jesus name." the Apostle concluded.

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Don't wait till a snake falls in your pit..

Two guys were walking from the farm and one of them fell into a deep pit. His friend tried to help him to come out but he failed. He said,"Let me quickly go and look for a rope". As he was returning he saw his friend already out of the pit and starring down into the pit. He asked him how he managed to come out and he replied," A snake fell into the pit".

*Lesson:*
? Sometimess we do not show our potential due to our comfort zone. But when we are put in harsh and seemingly limiting conditions we do great and mighty works. Your Excuses could be your Testimonies.... Don't wait till a snake falls in your pit..

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Health Benefits Of Sorrel

Some of the health benefits of sorrel include its ability to boost eyesight, strengthen the immune system, improve digestion, build strong bones, increase circulation, increase energy levels, help prevent cancer, reduce certain skin conditions, lower blood pressure, increase appetite, slow the aging process, protect against diabetes, strengthen heart health, and improve kidney health.


Sorrel is a fascinating perennial herb that is used all around the world and is cultivated for a wide variety of uses. Although it is primarily grown for use infood, due to its sharp, tangy taste, it also has a vast array of health benefitsassociated with it. There are a number of varieties of sorrel that grow in different regions of the world, and while many of them have slightly different characteristics and associated health benefits, they are generally the same. Common sorrel, which is the most commonly cultivated and used variety, has the scientific name Rumex acetosa, but is also commonly referred to as sorrel, spinach dock, and narrow-leaved dock. The plant itself has broad green leaves that comprise the majority of the surface area, but the roots stretch deep into the ground. The red and purple flowers that annually bloom are one of the best ways to locate sorrel.

Cultures around the world have been growing and using sorrel for centuries, in everything from soups and salads tovegetable side dishes and the creation of strong tea. The high content of oxalic acid in sorrel makes it poisonous to a small degree, so intake should be regulated. In smaller quantities, eating sorrel is completely harmless. The oxalic acid is also responsible for the tart, tangy taste that is almost reminiscent of wild strawberries or kiwi. The leaves are the major part of the plant that is eaten or used in culinary preparations. Sorrel is also a key element in a number of different tea preparations due to its strong antioxidant compounds, including the famous Essiac tea. Let’s see what else is found in sorrel that makes it such a wonderful addition to your diet.


Nutritional Value Of Sorrel
Along with being a unique flavor in your dishes, sorrel also provides significant amounts of fiber, very few calories, almost no fat, and a small amount of protein. In terms of vitamins, it is rich in vitamin C and also contains vitamin A, vitamin B-6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. In terms of beneficial organic compounds, sorrel contains polyphenolic acids, flavonoids, and anthocyanins.


Health Benefits Of Sorrel


Digestive Health: The high content of dietary fiber that can be found in most varieties of sorrel mean that your digestive health can be improved by adding these leaves to your soups and salads. Dietary fiber adds bulk to food as it moves through the digestive system, improving your gastrointestinal health and reducing conditions like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and cramping, as well as more serious gastrointestinal issues. Dietary fiber can also help to reduce total cholesterol in the body, thereby protecting heart health and reducing chances of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.


Blood Pressure: Sorrel has a very significant level of potassium (1 cup contains 15% of your daily recommended intake), which is an essential mineral for human health. Potassium is a vasodilator, as well as being instrumental in maintaining fluid balance throughout the body. This means that potassium reduces the stress on the cardiovascular system by relaxing the blood vessels and arteries. Lowered blood pressure reduces the chances of dangerous clotting and excessive strain on the heart that can lead to coronary heart disease and other complications.


Cancer Prevention: Although the studies looking into the antioxidant components of sorrel are still ongoing, there is good evidence that sorrel contains polyphenolic compounds, flavonoids, and anthocyanins, all of which function as antioxidants in the human body. The wealth of antioxidants that sorrel contains means that it is very effective at seeking out free radicals in the body and neutralizing them before they can cause healthy cells to mutate into cancerous cells. Antioxidants have a wide range of effects in the body, but cancer prevention is their most high-profile benefit.

Eyesight Improvement: Vitamin A, another of the essential vitamins found in sorrel, has been closely connected to the improvement in eyesight and a reduction of macular degeneration and cataracts. Beta-carotene, which is a derivative of vitamin A, acts as an antioxidant, and combined with the other important antioxidant compounds in the body, sorrel can greatly boost eye health and prevent age-related degradation of that vital sense.


Circulation and Energy: The significant levels of iron in sorrel mean that it boosts red blood cell production and prevents anemia (iron deficiency). Increased circulation boosts oxygen levels throughout the body in the vital organs, boosts hair growth, increases energy levels, and speeds up the healing process (in conjunction with the protein content of sorrel).


Immune System Health: The vitamin C content in sorrel is impressive (a single cup of sorrel contains 106% of your daily recommended intake), which means that your immune system can be optimized and brought up to full strength when you add this to your diet. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, stimulates the immune system and increases the white blood cell count in the body, which is the first line of defense against pathogens and other foreign invaders in the body. Vitamin C also helps to reduce swelling, prevent scurvy, and even has analgesic (pain relief) properties when consumed in high quantities.

Skin Conditions: The leaves of sorrel have been used in two ways to treat skin conditions. The leaves, when dried as an herb can be eaten, and this has been connected with a reduction in ringworm and itchy, dry skin. When fresh leaves are ground up, the liquid that is extracted can be applied topically to the area in question to reduce rashes and irritation. This is likely due to the vitamin C and vitamin A content in the leaves, as well as the other neutraceuticals found in this herb.


Heart Health and Diabetes: Aside from the other heart-related benefits, it is important to remember that sorrel belongs to the oxalis family, which has been closely associated with improving the condition of diabetics and boosting heart health in general. Again, this is likely due to the organic compounds and anthocyanins found in sorrel, which interact with almost every system in the body to boost functionality and health.
Kidney Health: Sorrel has been shown to have a diuretic effect, particularly when the leaves are dried and then consumed within a few days. As a diuretic, sorrel stimulates urination, which cleans out the kidneys, taking with it any extra toxins, salts, water, and even a small percentage of fat.
A Final Word of Caution: Oxalic acid is a toxin, so eating sorrel in moderate amounts is important. Also, oxalic acid contributes to the growth of kidney stones, so if that is already a health concern, you should avoid eating oxalic acid-rich foods like sorrel. Also, when cooking sorrel, do not use cast iron or aluminum cookware, as the metal will interact with the oxalic acid and cause the herb to take on a very unpleasant metallic taste.

ODM makes an announcement that will cause major disunity in NASA


- Raila Odinga's ODM has announced that it will hold a national delegates conference in March at the Kasarani stadium
- The party also announced what intends to do during the conference but things might turn ugly for NASA


Opposition leader Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has made a major announcement that is likely to cause friction in the National Super Alliance (NASA). ODM Director of Elections Junnet Mohammed announced Monday, February 20, that the single largest party in Kenya will hold a national delegates conference on March 9 and 10, 2017 at the Kasarani stadium. The main aim of the conference is to endorse the party leader, Raila, for president. “On February 7, the ODM central management committee resolved that since our presidential candidate Raila Odinga was endorsed by NEC and the National Governing Council at Bomas of Kenya, we will hold a National Delegates Conference to endorse him as flag-bearer,” Junnet said as quoted by Nation. He added that the other parties in NASA will be represented in the conference. Delegates from major parties outside Kenya will also be present. The timing of the conference, however, is likely to leave tongues wagging considering the NASA coalition is grappling with picking a presidential flag-bearer from among the four leaders. This is also likely to cause fears in NASA that Raila will go alone if he is not picked as the flag-bearer. - Tuko.co.ke

A doctor at The Aga Khan said Rosemary Raila Odinga has meningioma, a brain tumor that is usually

harmless but which applies pressure to the brain. The condition is not life-threatening.

Rosemary Odinga in ICU


Cord leader Raila Odinga’s daughter Rosemary Odinga has been admitted in ICU at the Nairobi Hospital. It is not yet clear what she is suffering from but sources close to the family say she was admitted at the Agha Khan hospital on Friday after she complained of a headache. She was later transferred to Nairobi Hospital on Sunday. The sources said only immediate family members are being allowed to visit. - The Star

Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi has dismissed reports of low voter turnout in

Opposition strongholds as a Jubilee narrative to rig the August poll.

Immigration Advise from Nigerian embassy in New York 

Permanent Residents:  Please carry your Green Card in your wallet, it is the law. Leave a copy at home.

Visitors: Print out your I-94 and carry with your unexpired passport. 
If your papers are about to expire, put in for an extention and carry your receipt with your passport. 
They have speeded up deportation of all citizens of other countries. 

If you are illegal or have committed misdemeanor × 3 =f elony, make arrangement now with people who can take care of your kids, store and mortgage in case you are arrested and imprisoned or deported. 

Naturalised citizens especially black or anyone with accent, order a citizenship card that you can carry in your wallet.  General advise: Don't stay out late, don't run a red light, don't get involved in anything that will involve police fingerprints.  

More than anything, have a next of kin or friend or your pastor or imam that can check on you every now and then if you have any reason to worry about your status or your past.  Neighbours, check on neighbours. This, like any other thing is a phase, it will pass but don't fall victim and don't be a collateral damage. 

May the Lord see us through this season.

MPs Moses Kuria and Ferdinand Waititu have been acquitted of hate speech charged due to lack of evidence.


Ipsos poll shows Uhuru more popular than Raila

If elections were held today, 47 per cent of Kenyans would vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta while 30 per cent would vote for Cord leader Raila Odinga, a poll by Ipsos has shown. At least six per cent of Kenyans would vote for Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, and three per cent would elect Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi. Ipsos on Monday released its seventh opinion poll from a National Household Survey held between January 9 and 26. The poll also showed that 49 per cent of Kenyans do not want Mr Odinga to retire and to contest in the 2017 elections, up from 35 per cent in June 2016. Comparatively, 25 per cent want the Cord leader to retire, while 22 per cent want him to remain active in politics but not to contest in the August 8 poll. More to follow. - Daily Nation.

Diaspora Remittances share of GDP increases to 2.5%


Money sent home by Kenyans living and working abroad is now a key economic growth driver having increased its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product by 2.5 per cent in October last year, Central Bank of Kenya data shows. The data shows the inflows, officially known as diaspora remittances, increased by 3.9 per cent to $142.6 million (Sh14.78 billion) in October 2016 from $137.1 million (Sh14.21 billion) in October 2015. The growth in the inflows outpaced sectors such as household, ICT, electricity supply, accommodation and food services, water and financial intermediation services. Kenya had a GDP of $69.97 billion (Sh7.25 trillion at the current exchange rate) in 2015 and per capita GDP was estimated at $1587 (Sh164,482). The key economic sectors include agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining and minerals, manufacturing, energy, tourism and financial services. “The 12-month cumulative inflows to October 2016 increased by 10.3 per cent to $1.68 billion (Sh174.54 billion) from $1.52 billion (Sh158.27 billion) during a similar period in 2015. The 12 month average flow also sustained an upward trend to $140.4 million (Sh14.55 billion) from $127.3 million (Sh13.19 billion) during the same period,” CBK said on Friday. Remittances are a key source of hard currency, along with tea exports and tourism. CBK conducts a survey on remittance inflows every month through formal channels that include commercial banks and other authorized international remittance service providers in Kenya. The data shows remittance inflows from North America accounted for 52 per cent of total inflows and increased by 2.2 per cent from $72.6 million (Sh7.52 billion) to $74.2 million (Sh7.69 billion) in October 2016. Remittance from Europe accounted for 29.5 per cent of total inflows and declined marginally by 0.3 per cent from $42.16 million (Sh4.36 billion) to $42.04 million (Sh4.35 billion). Inflows from Europe have recorded an inconsistent growth since UK voted to leave the European Union in June last year. Analysts have warned that inflows from Europe will be negatively affected as Britain begins to the process to leave the EU. Inflows from the rest of the world also declined by 7.4 per cent to $26.3 million (Sh2.72 billion) from $28.4 million (Sh2.94 billion). - The Star


Ruto hits city streets after church service in Karen


Deputy President William Ruto and Dagoretti MP Dennis Waweru speak to youths

after having lunch at Jojen in Dagoretti Corner, Nairobi, on February 19, 2017. 


Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday just wanted to be an ordinary Nairobian going about his business. At the Nairobi Pentecostal Church, Karen, where he had gone for a service, he sat on the fourth row on the extreme right, an unusual place for a dignitary. He then walked out of the church, got in the front seat of a car driven by his son, Nick, stopped to fuel at a petrol station before sitting in a 25-minute traffic jam, navigating through with matatus. He then went for a meal at Jojen Butchery at Dagoretti Corner. After close to two hours, Mr Ruto walked out in the mud, greeting many young people milling around the butchery. And all this time, the Deputy President had no bodyguard, chase car or the media crew. Even more surprising was what Mr Ruto did at the church. Minutes before he stood to speak, ushers whisked away journalists who had just arrived and started filming and taking notes.  The Deputy President wanted a “private” service, they said. For a man who has what many argue is an insatiable love for the media, and who, on most occasions, has made groundbreaking political statements in churches in full glare of the media, Sunday's action by Kenya’s second-in-command took many by surprise. When Mr Ruto rose to speak, only the Deputy President Press Service and the NPC church video cameras were rolling. - Daily Nation

The wife of Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, has said that he is so popular

that if he died, he could run as a corpse in next year's election and still win votes.

Nakuru couple says 'I do' after living together for 60 years

There was jubilation as an elderly couple exchanged vows on Saturday after more than six decades together in a colourful wedding at Baptist Church in Bahati, Nakuru County. Willy Kinyua, 98, and Joyce Nyambura, 88, who have lived together for over 60 years and have five children tied, the knot in an elaborate ceremony attended by the clergy and church faithful. The bride and bridegroom, both using walking sticks decorated with white and blue ribbons, walked slowly to the church together, accompanied by their maid of honour. At the church, they sat at opposite sides and like new lovers were spotted stealing glances at each other as they waited to be introduced to the congregation. Nyambura was dressed in a white gown and white rubber shoes to make her movement swift. With makeup, with manicured nails and purple lip stick Nyambura was a sight to behold. A shiny tiara held her veil in place as she smiled shyly, waiting for her moment to say ' I do'. Kinyua was dressed in greenish suit, orange shirt, black tie and black shoes. He too was all smiles and could be spotted singing and dancing together with congregation. He stole glances at Nyambura as the couple waited to solemnise their union. However, because of the old age, Nyambura sometimes dropped her belongings including gloves, grey clutch and tiara. But her maid of honour was keen to ensure she enjoyed her day, and picked up the items. The couple said they decided to tie the knot because of love and respect they have for each other. - The Standard.

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The curious case of President Trump and the 'Swedish incident'
 


Donald Trump has left many scratching their heads after referring to a non-existent incident in Sweden. Addressing a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday afternoon, the President used a specific Swedish example to illustrate his point about the relationship between terror attacks and taking in refugees. "You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they're having problems like they never thought possible. "You look at what's happening in Brussels. You look at what's happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris.  "We've allowed thousands and thousands of people in to our country and there was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. They was no nothing. So we're going to keep our country safe." However, no such incident occurred on Friday night. People quickly picked up on Mr Trump's mistake, with the former Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt tweeting: "Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound". Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet obligingly listed several events that did take place on Friday in Sweden, including a man being treated for severe burns, an avalanche warning and police chasing a drunken driver.

DCP-KENYA LAUNCHES COUNTRY WIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMME


From left to right: *Austine Oduor* (Country Director DCP-Kenya), *John Nganga* (Director - Snowcap Computer) and *Moses Luvango* (Africa 118 Incorporated) at *Loitokitok* (Kajiado county) on *Saturday, 18th February 2017* (8th *DSTP-DCP* activation)


Diaspora Community Projects (DCP) – Kenya officially launched the Digital Skills Training Programme (DSTP) that will run for the next one year. During the launch DCP-Kenya Country Director, Austine Oduor stated that this training had come at an appropriate time when a majority of the youth have lost hope of being involved in either gainful jobs or economic activities. He urged the youth to embrace the digital platform as it will not only provide them with robust opportunities but also sharpen their entrepreneurial skills. His sentiments were echoed by different associates at the City of Hope Centre in Kisumu county, where more than 120 women and teenage mothers mostly involved in small businesses were trained. The project is an idea whose time has come! The training focuses on digital marketing, building online presence, creating and building own brand for marketing purposes, blog creation amongst other skills. DCP-Kenya has so far conducted five successful trainings in Kariobangi North, Dandora and Huruma in Nairobi City county, City of Hope Centre in Kisumu county and The University of Nairobi, Lower Kabete Campus in Kiambu county. The five trainings netted about 500 youths who are eager to learn and explore what lies ahead of them within the digital space. DCP-Kenya hopes to eventually train over 1,000,000 million youths spread across all the 47 counties and will continue to roll out different projects to empower young people both socially and economically through sustainable initiatives which have an impact in the society. DCP – Kenya is an organization that supports local pe ople and the youth to obtain employment through training, business start up and direct employment. It also improves the skills and experience of the local people through work placement and volunteer/exchange programmes. It also supports individual talents and helps to improve employability prospects through different community projects including mentorships and follow ups. The Digital Skills Training Programme (DSTP) is sponsored by Google with Africa 118 Incorporated as the delivery partner - *(www.dcp-kenya.org)*

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At least 14 killed in Mogadishu car bombing


Civilians and soldiers stand amongst scattered objects at the scene of a car bomb attack near the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu on January 2, 2017. A car bomb killed at least 14 people in Mogadishu on February 19, 2017.


MOGADISHU
At least 14 people were killed on Sunday when a car packed with explosives blew up near a busy intersection in Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said. "We have counted about 14 people killed and more than 30 others wounded... the area was a busy intersection alongside the road and there were many civilians when the blast occurred," said local security official Mohamed Jilibey. The explosion is the first big attack in the Somali capital since the election of new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed — nicknamed Farmajo — although several mortar blasts claimed by Al-Shabaab Islamists marked the official handover of power last week. "The death toll is very high, more than 10 people were confirmed dead and others are wounded," said Dahir Ahmed, another official. Witnesses said the bombing targeted an intersection in southern Mogadishu's Madina district where soldiers, civilians and traders were present. "There were many small scale traders alongside the road and teashops and restaurants. There were also members of the security forces and shoppers and the blast was so huge that it killed nearly 20 people, most of them civilians," said witness Sumayo Moalim. The attack underlines the challenge facing the new president, who has inherited an administration with limited control over Somali territory due to the presence of Shabaab, and is heavily propped up by the international community. AU troops drove Shabaab militants out of Mogadishu in August 2011 but the militants continue to control rural areas and launch repeated attacks in the capital.

Court cases put election preparation in jeopardy


Wafula Chebukati (left), the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission,

with the body's chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba at its office in Nairobi on January 31, 2017.

Two cases filed in court relating to the procurement of ballot papers and the audit of voters register have now put preparations for the August 8 General Election in jeopardy. However, the electoral commission maintains it is on course to deliver a credible election. With barely six months to go to the election, the High Court has put the electoral commission in a tight spot by making several rulings whose net effect has been to interfere with the strict timelines stipulated in the election law. One such judgment delivered by Justice George Odunga decreed that all decisions made by the former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) headed by the immediate former chairman Issack Hassan since October 4, last year when they were kicked out of office are null and void. This means the commission will have to review all such decisions. But, speaking on Friday, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati maintained the commission still had a lot of room for manoeuvre.
 

There is still time for procurement. We will start afresh. Ballot papers will be the last thing we will need as per the timelines, way after nominations. And there are about five options in the procurement law and we will see which one to use,” he said. If push comes to shove, the IEBC is likely to use direct procurement. Direct procurement is applied if there is no time for prolonged process. In a judgment that quashed an award of printing papers to a Dubai-based company, Al Ghurair Print and Publishing, Justice Odunga said the commissioners’ decision was done illegally.


'TRANSITION CLAUSE'
“In my view, once an office is declared vacant, unless there is a transition clause that deems the holder thereof to be still in office, it would, with respect, amount to an aberration to contend that the person whose position is declared vacant is still in the office. In my view, the declaration of a vacancy has the effect of compelling the holder of the office to vacate the office unless otherwise ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction. Once an office becomes vacant it is, in effect, empty and it cannot be contended that an empty office can make decisions.” “Since the President had declared the offices vacant, the power and authority delegated to the members of the commission cannot be exercised in an acting capacity in circumstances where the Constitution has not donated or granted the mandate or competence,” Justice Odunga added. The State has said it intends to appeal the decision. The judge argued that a shoddy job may have ramifications in future. “All the processes leading to the elections are subject to scrutiny and may well be grounds for nullification of elections. Therefore, to avoid such an eventuality, the preparations leading to the elections must meet the minimum standards articulated in Article 81 of the Constitution that the election system must be free and fair; transparent; and administered in an impartial, neutral, efficient, accurate and accountable manner,” he concluded.


UPDATED REGISTER
This comes as the commission moves to have an updated register after the second phase of the mass voter registration, which will end on Sunday. In the coming days, the commission has its work cut out as it moves to consolidate the register. From tomorrow it will register all the collated data from regional offices. On Thursday, all registration data will be transferred to the commission’s headquarters at Anniversary Towers in Nairobi to be uploaded to servers, an exercise that should be completed by February 27. Starting March 1, the IEBC will process updates and transfers before eliminating duplicates and reconciling data on the register, an exercise that is expected to go on until March 31.
Public verification will commence on May 10 and end a month later.


CORD CASE
But even as Mr Chebukati exudes confidence that the commission is on course to delivering a credible election, it still has to contend with yet another court case filed by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) stopping audit of the voters register by audit firm KPMG. The court has issued temporary orders stopping the audit exercise pending the outcome of the case. The Orange Democratic Movement’s director of elections, Junet Mohamed, dismissed accusations levelled against Cord by the Jubilee coalition that the cases are tailor made to ensure the country does not go to the polls in August, opening a window for Cord to push for the formation of a caretaker government. “What we are keen on is a credible process leading to election. We cannot close our eyes as illegitimacy happens. Why is Jubilee speaking for IEBC on preparedness?” he posed. - Sunday Nation.

Housing market slumps as owners wait up to 10 months for a sale


Inflated house prices and economic uncertainty has caused the housing market to stall, as homeowners looking to sell are now waiting up to 10 months to attract interest their properties.Estate agents are predicting the number of completed transactions will fall further in the coming months. Experts believe the decline in transactions could be as great at 11 per cent, reaching the lowest levels since the 2008 financial crisis. The slump is resulting in house owners to significantly reduce house prices, according toThe Times.  It is thought that speculation surrounding Brexit, years of increasing property prices, stringent mortgage rules and stamp duty rises are behind the stagnation.  A detached home in London now stays on the market for an average of 196 days before it sells - a total of 37 days more than in February of last year, according to the website home.co.uk. Those in Sunderland have the longest wait in the country and properties listed for sale are on the market for an average of 292.2 days. Miles Shipside, director of Rightmove, said it was important to strike a good balance between setting the price too low and selling a property.

A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN MARYLAND, USA

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of Henry Ingutia on Feb14, 2017 due to prolonged illness. Ingutia was a fantastic person and a very hard working father and husband. He leaves behind three children Kevin, Jacqueline, and Evanson and his loving wife, Purity Marimi. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Let us all comfort the family with our love and financial support. Family and Friends are meeting at his house daily from 6 PM. for prayers and financial support. Funds are required to send his body to Kenya where he will be laid to rest. The body will be accompanied by his wife and children. Our target is to raise $30,000.00 via gofund and fundraising at Tumaini Baptist Church, 5120 Whitfield Chapel Rd Lanham, MD 20706. Ingutia’s family back home does not have any income. Here in the US the wife has been the only bread earner with children in college. The following account has been opened to assist the family facilitate Mr. Ingutia to his resting place. Please use the account below: Go Fund Me Page: http://www.gofundme.com/HenryIngutia A fundraising has been scheduled on Saturday Feb 25, 2017 at Tumaini Baptist Church, 5120 Whitfield Chapel Rd Lanham, MD 20706 at 4pm. Your prayers and financial support will be greatly appreciated. Psalms 23 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” For more information, please contact 1. Henry Muhizi (240)491-2522, 2. Armstrong Ndusa (301)613-8398, 3. Nancy Meru (301)979-2553, 4. Jane Obutu (301)529-6449, 5. Bundi Ayub (410)978-8662, 6. Lilly Mshana (240)432-9257 and  Franklin Lyabaya (301)237-0081. - Diasporamessenger.com

New accord to boost trade between Kenya and Egypt


President Uhuru Kenyatta receives Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (left) at

State House in Nairobi on February 18, 2017. They signed a deal to improve trade.

Kenya and Egypt have agreed to remove double taxation on imports in a bid to improve trade between the two countries. President Uhuru Kenyatta made the announcement after hosting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi today at State House. The talks here were highly punctuated by need to boost economic relations. "Our economic ties and investments will continue to grow between our two countries. "The unprecedented interest and participation of business people and government officials from both our nations in the recently held Egypt Business Council held in nairobi shows the desire of our people to expand trade," President Kenyatta said. The decision means that goods from either countries will only be subjected to import duty. Trade between the two nations stood at Sh45 billion in 2015, while the highest was Sh59 billion in 2012. Kenya’s total exports to Egypt were worth Sh20 billion. These exports are mainly tea, at one time making Egypt the second largest importer of the beverage from Kenya. "One way that we can prepare ourselves for the opportunities that exist between us is to that we will fast track the conclusion of bilateral agreements on the avoidance of double taxation and on the reciprocal protection of investments," the President added. The two leaders also vowed to cooperate on the use of the Nile, a sticking issue between Egypt and riparian countries of the world's longest river. It was the second visit by a sitting Egyptian head of state. Hosni Mubarak visited Kenya in 1984. - Daily Nation.

 

 WATOTO CHOIR FROM UGANDA FOR REVIVAL HOUSE ON SUNDAY


Watoto Choir an International Choir from Uganda will be performing at Revival House, London on Sunday 19th February, 2017. Since a large number of people are expected to attend the venue has been moved from Revival House to next door 1000 seat Royal Regency, 501 High St N, Manor Park, London E12 6TH as from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Admission is free for all. For more information please contact 07484040969. Have a look at Watoto Choir performing.  - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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Credibility of 120,000 degrees issued since 2012 in doubt


Commission for University Education Chief Executive Officer David Some.


Universities will be blocked from admitting students for one year if they fail to explain how they will address the quality mess in their operations within 30 days. Commission for University Education (CUE) Chief Executive Officer David Some said each university had been given a status report detailing quality standards breaches. “All universities have been given their individual reports and are required to respond with corrections of factual errors and to provide, to the commission, a road map on corrective measures within 30 days,” Prof Some said Friday. This follows damning findings of a CUE quality audit inspection report released on Thursday by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i. The shocking report revealed several breaches, including flaws in meeting minimum admissions requirements, missing marks, abuse of executive masters degrees and academic theft. Also revealed were major abuses on credit accumulation and transfers, skewed progression records, unmerited award of honorary degrees and sub standard thesis or research projects. The Standard on Saturday has learnt that the findings of the Exit Report were so damning that the ministry censored the main report, only making available a deeply edited and summarised document.


The audit covered the period after the enactment of the Universities Act (2012) and 2016. A cursory analysis of graduated students between 2010 and 2014 shows about 120,000 graduated. And if the universities are accused for having tolerated serious academic quality breaches, questions are raised as to whether the degrees acquired within the said period met the strict standards set by CUE. This implies that the credibility of up to 120,000 degrees issued during this period is in doubt. It’s important to point out that not all students engaged in malpractice or did not merit to be admitted, however the quality of education hinges on the integrity of academic and governance structures. If one is breached, even by a handful of students, the entire cohort is affected. That’s the fundamental challenge of integrity and credibility of students, courses and certificates facing the universities today. Speaking Friday, CUE chairperson Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha and Prof Some announced that a joint quality assurance working group had been set up to monitor the progress of the implementation of the recommendations of the audit report. The team comprises vice-chancellors and chancellors, raising the question as to whether the very people indicted for overseeing mediocrity can preside over higher education reforms.

The members are Prof Raphael Munavu, Dr Catherine Kimura, Dr Florence Nyamu, Prof Ratemo Michieka, Prof David Serem, Dr Ruth Nduati, Prof Peter Mbithi, Prof Mabel Imbuga, Prof Philip Maiyo, Prof Leah Marangu and Prof Some. They said institutions that will not comply with the set corrective timelines will be penalised. “The Charters or Letters of Interim Authorities (LIA) will be suspended for one year forthwith,” said Prof Some. This means during the period, no university will admit students or undertake any of the functions listed under their charters. He said the universities have been told they must come up with a status report on how they will address each of the issues raised against them complete with timelines. Prof Some Friday said the ‘roadmap reports’ must be approved by CUE and will be used by the joint committee to assist on evaluation. “If we feel that something is not adding up on those reports, we shall take action,” said Some. Sources who attended the closed-door meeting during the launch of the report said each university was asked to respond to ‘factual matters contained in their reports’ within a week. “They were also given one month to respond to areas of improvement,” said the senior university management official who attended the meeting. On Thursday, the commission released a damning report with 11 quality and standards breaches that it said revealed a number of pertinent issues. The audit disclosed that in some universities, there were missing marks, delayed completion rates, and unaccountability for students at all levels. The audit also revealed that the quality of school-based programmes was wanting. - The Standard.

Two Rivers Mall officially opened by president Kenyatta

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Armed youths disrupted opposition leader Raila Odinga’s rally in Turkana East on Friday, forcing him to flee without addressing residents. Mr Odinga, who was accompanied by Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok, flew to another rally in Lokichar in Turkana South, where they both addressed gathering without any incident.

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Tanzania bans Aids help for gay men

Tanzania’s government has stopped 40 privately run health centers from providing Aids-related services, accusing them of catering to homosexuals, reports AP news agency. Gay sex is criminalised in the country and is punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The government believes that non-governmental organisations are using some health centers to promote gay sex, AP reports Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu as saying. The health minister also announced that the government was expanding HIV/AIDs services at 3,000 other health centers across the country, AP adds. AP goes on to say in September, the government temporarily suspended HIV/AIDS outreach projects targeting gay men.

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We may be sleepwalking towards world war, says respected Princeton historian

We may now be sleepwalking our way towards a world war, according to a highly respected economic historian. Harold James of Princeton University says the election of Donald Trump and the result of last year's EU referendum suggest the world's appetite for globalisation is collapsing - something that often prefigures more conflict. In an interview with Sky News, Prof James said that countries had become locked in an information arms race similar to one that began in the years preceding World War One. "I think [a world war] is absolutely a serious threat," he said. "In that sense I think the aftermath of 1907 is as interesting as the 1930s. "Because after 1907 the foreign ministries, defence ministries, intelligence agencies started to operationalise information - to think that information was essential to the control of military events - and there was a kind of arms race in terms of communications control. "And we're seeing that kind of arms race at the moment I think." In the wake of the financial crisis in 2008, Prof James warned of the potential for a sharp swing in public opinion away from open markets, borders and trade and towards protectionism, as happened in the 1930s and on previous occasions. He said that the election of Mr Trump, who has pledged to raise tariffs and, if necessary, fight a trade war, suggested that was now taking place. "We're swinging back again from an era when everyone thought globalisation was inevitable, to a period when people think there's really a big problem with globalisation," he said. "And more and more governments, but also political movements, commentators, people on the street are thinking that globalisation just isn't working. "I think the movement at the moment is particularly aimed against migration."

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680 immigrants arrested in US week-long roundup

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Monday that 680 people were arrested in roundups last week targeting immigrants living illegally in the United States. The figure is far below the totals of similar raids conducted under the Obama administration. The raids have left immigrant communities worried about stepped-up enforcement efforts and the White House taking credit for arrests. But Homeland Security described the roundups as routine. DHS Secretary John Kelly said Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeted immigrants who are a threat to public safety, including convicted criminals and gang members. He said 75 percent of those arrested were criminals, some of whom had been convicted of homicide and aggravated sexual assault. ICE officials said 161 people from 13 countries were arrested in the Los Angeles area, all but 10 of whom were convicted criminals. More than 100 people arrested there were from Mexico. In Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina 190 immigrants were arrested, 127 of whom were convicted criminals.

Kelly said arrests were also made by agents working in New York, Atlanta, Chicago and San Antonio. Details of who was arrested were not made available, but the arrests and rumors about other raids sparked fear and confusion among immigrants. Immigration advocates and the White House both suggested the arrests were President Donald Trump's first salvo in what he has promised will be a stepped up campaign to find and deport criminal immigrants and others living in the U.S. illegally. Trump on Monday bragged that his administration was following through on his campaign pledge and targeting "the bad ones." "I said at the beginning we are going to get the bad ones, the really bad ones, we are going to get them out," Trump said at a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ICE officials and Kelly, however, have said the arrests were part of routine enforcement efforts. Similar roundups under former President Barack Obama yielded far more arrests. In March 2015, ICE said a five-day enforcement effort ended with more than 2,000 arrests. During the Obama administration, however, ICE agents generally arrested wanted immigration fugitives and convicted criminals. Last week's arrests included immigrants whose only offense was an immigration violation.

Kenya Government will be tapping your calls, texts from next week


 

From Tuesday, the government wants to be allowed to listen to your calls, read your texts and review your mobile money transactions. The government, through the Communications Authority of Kenya, has ordered mobile phone companies to allow it to tap their computers. The tapping into these computers will be done by a company contracted by the agency. Though the reason given for the tapping is tracking counterfeit devices, the minute it starts, 40 million Kenyans will lose their privacy. Usually, governments can listen to private conversations and access personal data, but by law they need to have a good reason and get a warrant from a judge. Additionally, Kenya has no data protection law, so people who gain access to others’ personal information can abuse it. The authority has already written to mobile phone service providers setting up dates for the plugging of the snooping device, with some as close as Tuesday next week. It will involve the third party company getting hooked up to all routers at Safaricom, Airtel and Orange Telkom, effectively opening up private communication data to an entity other than those licensed to hold them and the government. The Nation has obtained a copy of a letter addressed to one of the operators, asking it to authorise the third party to install the link that would open up SMS, call and mobile money transfer data to the third party as the plan takes shape quietly. “Kindly facilitate our principal contractor, M/S Broadband Communications Networks Ltd, to access your site and install the link at the data-centre or the mobile switching room. "The link should terminate close to the core network elements that shall integrate to the DMS solution. "The DMS block diagram and integration requirements for this setup was shared with your technical team on January 17, 2017,” read the letter signed by the authority’s director, licensing, compliance and standards Christopher Kemei on behalf of the director-general.


UNCLEAR ROLES
Broadband Communications Services Ltd was awarded the Sh207.2 million tender to design, supply, deliver, install, test, commission and maintain the device in September 2016. Before the hook-up, the authority and the contractor were to survey all the operators’ sites and a January 31 letter announced the intended visit. But in a strange twist, the regulator later converted the survey into the actual installation, heightening suspicion. Of bigger concern to the operators is that the company contracted by the authority, which does not legally bear the responsibility to protect customer confidentiality, will get a direct access to call data before transmitting it to the regulator, splitting responsibility between three parties and leaving users exposed to intrusion of privacy. A source privy to the system said the need to tell fake devices from genuine ones will only need a control on the unique 15 digit code called International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI. The number, usually found behind phone batteries, is given to every handset and whenever it is connected to a network, the number can be accessed in a database Equipment Identity Register (EIR). “When your phone is reported stolen or is not type approved, this number is marked invalid and that is exactly what the regulator would need to do in dealing with fake phones. "What is going to happen is an invasion into privacy of Kenyans who do not know what is going on,” said the source. Although the regulator has listed the Anti-Counterfeit Agency, Kenya Bureau of Standards, Kenya Revenue Authority and the National Police Service as key players in the snooping, it is not clear what their roles would be. KRA has made previous attempts to access M-Pesa transaction records to catch tax cheats, a move Safaricom, which has 26.6 million customers, resisted, citing the need for proper legal backing.


AGENCIES HACKED
Efforts to get a response from the CA over the plan that may compromise data privacy were futile. An email, SMS and calls to Director-General Francis Wangusi were not answered. The telcos are said to be plotting joint resistance to the plan, with several meetings having been held in a bid to come up with a common voice to protect customer data. Safaricom will see its 26.6 million customers lose privacy. Airtel Network Ltd has 6.7 million subscriptions, Telkom Kenya Ltd, 2.9 million while Finserve Africa Ltd and Sema Mobile Services Ltd subscriptions stand at 2.2 million subscribers, according to the latest statistics. Private communication data sitting with the regulator would probably be unsafe from outside parties. The Communications Authority, whose website was hacked in January alongside that of the National Environment Management Authority, also leaves the public exposed to such breaches in a country where cybercrime is on the rise. A hackers group calling itself AnonPlus defaced the CA homepage by posting a manifesto promising to “defend freedom of information, freedom of the people and emancipation of the latter from the oppression of media”. Consumer Federation of Kenya Secretary-General Stephen Mutoro said the move is against the Constitution and will expose the telcos to lawsuits for breach of confidentiality. - Daily Nation.
 

A one-off 30-minute run, swim or strenuous walk significantly boosts longevity

by warding off heart disease, reports the Daily Express

WORD OF TODAY

Lamentations 3:22

Don’t Waste Your Life in Regret!

We read in Lamentations 3:22: "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Are you living with regret over the time you’ve wasted, the opportunities you’ve squandered, the sins you’ve committed, and the relationships you’ve destroyed? Regret is a waste of time, unless it teaches you wisdom and fuels your resolve to do better next time. And as long as you’re breathing, there will be a ‘next time’. The Bible describes God this way: ‘Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.’ So how should you handle regret? By doing three things: 1) Recall. Stop and consider the actions, thoughts, and emotions that drove you to do what you did. Take an honest inventory of your mistakes. Own them! There’s no solution in excuses. When Adam was confronted with his sin, he hid in the bushes. When David was confronted with his, he said, ‘I’m guilty before God.’ Follow David’s example. 2) Repent. The Bible says, ‘Godly sorrow worketh repentance’ (2 Corinthians 7:10 KJV). When you’re caught in a cycle of repeated sin, a glib ‘Now I lay me down to sleep’ kind of prayer won’t help you. Sin hurts God, hurts you, and hurts others. The idea behind repentance is to get you to where you loathe sin and decide to renounce and forsake it. 3) Refocus. One of the Bible’s central themes is ‘resurrection’. That means you can rise again. God said in His Word, ‘Forget … what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new’ (Isaiah 43:17-18 MSG). It’s a new day with a new opportunity to get your life together and move on to greater things. Don’t waste it looking back in regret!

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HERI HOMES DAYSTAR HOSTELS GOING FOR KSHS. 1.6 MLLION

The hostels and 1-bedroom houses are located infront of the University

During my recent visit to Kenya the Management of Heri Homes took me to their construction site of Daystars University Hostels which are located in front of Daystar University. The hostels are going for KShs. 1.6 million and the 1-bedroom houses mostly meant for lecturers are going for KShs. 2.4 million. There are few units remaining and with a deposit of KShs. 320,000 deposit you can now get a unit in these hostels. The hostels will be having a swimming pool and a community centre and will be managed by a management company injunction with the University. The hostels are expected to fetch more than KShs. 3 million when completed and this is the best time to get one. Contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke. This could be your ladder to connect you to the housing portfolio.

Academic rot in universities exposed as executive degrees set to be recalled


Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i. (Boniface Okendo/Standard) A new report on public universities has revealed shocking levels of academic theft in some institutions. The universities audit report released Thursday by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i detailed how students and institutions conspire to go round the set standards of quality. As part of the remedial action and to restore credibility to the country’s higher education system, many degrees are set to be recalled. To further stop the rot, the report has outlined serious measures including scrapping of the school-based programmes. This is a blow to thousands of teachers who attend university classes during school holidays. "All academic programmes under school-based programme or any other related names are stopped forthwith. Students on school based mode shall be required to continue training on part-time basis," reads the report. Also affected are individuals who used Executive Master of Business Administration to pursue doctorate studies.

Executive degree programmes have been suspended and individuals who graduated from such programmes will have their papers recalled. At the same time those who gained admission to PhD classes using executive degree papers have been barred from teaching in Kenyan universities. The report also recommended the recall of honorary degrees awarded in contravention of the universities standards and guidelines. The extent of the rot in public universities detailed in the report is bound to shake the world of academia. For example, it cites how some universities offer non-accredited programmes, with some institutions drawing parallel graduation lists that clear unqualified students while locking out others. Other institutions do not keep students attendance records to ensure they meet set instructional hours. It also says that some universities have weak security controls for the academic certificates, making way for forgery. The report prepared by Commission for University Education (CUE) last month further revealed that many students graduate prematurely without completing the set study time with some finishing a bachelor's degree in a record nine months.

In one shocking case, a student who sat Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in 2010 with a D+ graduated with a bachelor's degree in less than two years. The student did a certificate programme between May and September 2011, obtained a distinction and got admitted to a diploma programme in a university, which ended in December 2013. "She was then admitted in the same university in second year in March 2014 and graduated in December 2015, implying she took one year eight months," reads the report. Matiang'i Thursday termed the findings of the quality inspection of universities report as containing 'serious challenges' that must be corrected. "Cases where enrolments and degree awards have been done irregularly will be worked on and we shall ensure this report is implemented," the CS said. Though the statement by Matiang'i seemed mild, the recommendation of the report prepared by CUE recommends stern action: "Universities should take necessary steps to rectify the situation for the affected students which will include such actions but not limited to cancelling such admissions or recalling such awards." - The Standard.

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. Counter terrorism

detectives detained the man when he arrived at the airport on Thursday afternoon. He is being held under the Police and

Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) at a west London police station. Scotland Yard says enquiries are continuing.
 

Police arrest man who stabbed woman 21 times and

gouged out her EYES in worst crime ever

- A mother from South Africa was found dead by her son in her own home
- The police described her death as one of the most gruesome murders they ever saw
- A suspect has already been arrested and is currently being interrogated about the murder


Tanya Wiers, a 44-year-old mother of three from South Africa got murdered in her own house when a killer crept in and stabbed her 21 times before gouging out the woman’s eyes. The victim’s son found the body lying in the closet and called his father. The father recalls that his son was barely able to speak and described the horror that was before his eyes. The family friend told the police: “I went into the house, thinking she might have died from a heart attack. What I saw was like something out of a horror movie. She was lying in her youngest daughter’s room covered by a duvet beside the bed.” He added: “It was clear that there had been a struggle as the bed was not where it used to be in the room. Tanya’s clothing was lying in front of the closet in her and her husband’s room. The closet doors were still open and it is evident someone had searched through.” The police officer that came to the crime scene was shocked by the brutality of the murder. The officer stated: “This is the most gruesome thing I’ve ever seen. I can’t think that there will ever be anything worse. It was evident that the victim put up the fight of her life, there was so much blood and her defensive wounds tell their own horrifying story.” Police arrested 25 year old Frans Maela as the prime suspect of the shocking murder.

 

US-based Kenyan researcher granted over 100 patents

Dr George Njoroge a US-based Kenyan researcher has made history as the first African to be granted more than 100 patents by the US Patent and Trade Office.


A US-based Kenyan researcher has made history as the first African to be granted more than 100 patents by the US Patent and Trade Office. Dr George Njoroge, senior research fellow at Eli Lilly and Company and a director of research at Merck Research Laboratories, attained the hallmark with a new discovery of novel molecules used in treating viral infections. Njoroge says Africa has the brain power to lead global research in communicable and non-communicable diseases. “It is ironic that our continent lags behind in drug research, yet it is the most in need and is endowed with the necessary raw materials,” he said. In 2015, Chinese researcher Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize for medicine. It was for her work in discovery of anti-malaria medicine called Artemisinin, derived from Wormwood. The tree is widely found in Tanzania and parts of North Africa. “We have the natural resources and the scientific know-how, yet Africa is nowhere on the map of drug discovery. The remaining piece of the puzzle is to enhance our commitment to local research.” - The Star


NIGERIAN PRESIDENT STILL LONDON FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

The president has been in London for the last one month

President Trump spoke by phone on Monday with the president of Nigeria,

whose countrymen have not heard from him in weeks.


The leader of Nigeria's Senate on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari was well after visiting him in London, trying to dispel rumours about the state of his health. Bukola Saraki on Wednesday travelled to the British capital with the majority leader in the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the speaker of the lower House of Representatives, Yakub Dogara. It was the latest political delegation to visit 74-year-old Buhari at Nigeria's official diplomatic residence, where he has been staying for nearly a month. Saraki said in a statement on his Facebook page that Buhari was "healthy" and there was "no cause for alarm". The head of state was "cheerful and in good spirits", he added. In a separate series of Tweets, he added there was "no vacuum in government" and "all organs of government (are) fulfilling their mandate". A tweet on Buhari's own Twitter account late on Wednesday said he appreciated the visit and thanked "Nigerians, Christians and Muslims alike, for their prayers and kind wishes for my health". Unlike some heads of state and government, Buhari does not initial tweets he writes himself. Photographs showed him meeting the politicians looking apparently relaxed. Buhari's health has been the subject of increasing concern in Nigeria since he extended his stay in London earlier this month, just as he was scheduled to return to Abuja. The presidency has repeatedly insisted he is not seriously unwell but was awaiting the results of medical tests. The former army general, who headed a military regime in the 1980s, received treatment for what his office said was a persistent inner ear infection in London in June last year. The health of Nigeria's president is a sensitive issue given the death in 2010 of president Musa Umaru Yar'Adua from a long-standing, but previously undisclosed, kidney complaint. His initial illness and treatment in hospital abroad triggered months of political uncertainty. His deputy, Goodluck Jonathan, took over on Yar'Adua's death. Buhari's number two, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, is deputising during his absence.

Boxer Eric Ochieng well known as Mr Eagle next

fight on 18th Of March 2017 in London

 
Eric Ochieng well known as the Eagle of London is going for a big fight on Saturday 18th February, 2017 and will love the Kenyan Support. The boxer said: "It is a must win Fight for me for everything is on the Line.. The Fight is for the English Title and Eliminator for the British Title.. which means After I have won this fight, I get the opportunity to fight and win the British Title."

KSh 100 wedding couple breaks into TEARS during the KSh 3.5 million grand wedding


The beautiful couple that spent only KSh 100 in a wedding finally had their dream wedding. The couple were overcome with emotions during the wedding they broke down at the altar. They were surprised with gifts and packages to celebrate their simple and beautiful union Ann Muhonja and Wilson Mutura tied the the knot again at a lavish ceremony on February, 14, Valentines Day. Photos of the couple at their wedding day are making rounds on social media. .

It was just a matter of time before Anne, joined in and also broke down trying to comfort her husband


Trump drops US commitment for two-state solution for Middle East peace


Donald Trump has dropped America's long commitment to a two-state solution as the key to peace between Israelis and the Palestinians. The US President said he wanted both sides to make compromises but it was up to Israel and the Palestinians themselves to decide what kind of a deal they should have. He said: "I'm looking at two state and one state and I like the one that both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like. "I thought for a while the two state looked like the slightly easier of the two, but if Bibi (Netanyahu) and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best." He later added: "The Israelis are going to have to show some flexibility, which is hard, hard to do. They are going to have to show they really want to make a deal. "I think the Palestinians have to get rid of some of that hate that they are taught from a very young age. Tremendous hate. I've seen what they are taught. It starts in the school room." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was visiting the White House for talks, said that rather than deal with labels like "two state", he wanted a deal with "substance". He said: "Here's the substance. There are two prerequisites for peace that I laid out. They haven't changed. First, the Palestinians must recognise the Jewish state.


"Second, in any peace agreement, Israel must retain the overriding security control over the entire area west of the Jordan river." Mr Netanyahu also said he wanted "change" but said it could not happen until the Palestinians recognised Israel's requirements. Both hinted that discussions were already underway to achieve a "bigger deal" with the involvement of "Arab partners" and "many many countries". The US President said he wanted to see the US embassy move to Jerusalem but his administration were looking at it with "great care". "We'll see what happens," he said. Sky's US Correspondent Cordelia Lynch said: "This press conference demonstrated potentially massive departure from decades of US foreign policy... when he said he could live with or without a two-state deal." The President and his wife Melania had earlier given a warm welcome to the Israeli PM and his wife Sara when they arrived at the White House, with both putting their arms around their guests. The President told the Prime Minister he would like to see him "hold back" on settlements in the Palestinian territories and during his opening comments, Mr Trump attacked the United Nations and said it had treated Israel "very, very unfairly". And he said he will do more to prevent Iran "ever" developing a nuclear weapon. "And I mean ever," he added. The Palestinian presidency reacted by stressing its commitment to the two-state solution and "ending Israeli occupation" but affirmed its readiness to deal positively with Mr Trump's administration to make peace.

Appeals court ordered the release of KMPDU officials from jail

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VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATIONS SOMEWHERE ON PLANET EARTH

UPDATES - 17 CHILDREN NOW SPONSORED 15 REMAINING

PLEASE HELP A POOR CHILD STILL HOME TO GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL THIS YEAR

Following my four posts on www.misterseed.com, below is the progress as of today 15th February, 2017. With a photo of Susan Gathoni above (before and in school) who had given up and gone to work as a maid but when she got sponsor she travelled back home same day to go to sch. The two other kids above still at home due to lack of school fees.

17 children have been sponsored this year as below-

1. Amina Muhammed - J Califonia
2. Easter Wanjiku - Mr Kamau UK
3. James Obati Masase - Mr Kamau UK
4. Catherine Wacera - Sponsored from next term
5. Mercy Ngati 367/500 - Mary UK
6. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - Mary UK
7. Elikana Ndirangu - Mrs Ruto UK
8. Stephen Njagi - Ann UK
9. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3 - J Califonia
10. Julia Muthoni 369/500-Njeri UK
11. Ruth Wambui Orphan - Mr Mbiri UK
12. Francis Maina 327/500 - Rose Kenya
13. Virginia Wanja 315/500 - Rose Kenya (only term 1)
14. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 - Joytown sch for Disabled - James UK
15. Munene Maina - Joy USA
16. Susan Gathoni - Paul UK
17. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out - Susan UK

Below are poor children are still at home over a month after other candidates joined form 1

18. Peter Waithaka 311/500 -photo above
19. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice (mum disabled)
20. Joseph Mugo 263/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
21. Easter Wambui dropped out @ form 3 - mum had cancer but passed last wk
22. Ann Muthoni 245/500 - Didn't go last year
23. Peter Waithaka 311/500
24. Ann Wambui 278/500
25. Mercy Wanjiku 296/500
26. Eliza Wangui 266/500 - Photo above
27. Ruth Njeri Kabura 303/500
28. Kelvin Kariuki 315/500 - Silenti High Sch
29. Julia Wairimu 281/500
30. Susan Njambi 278/500 - Repeater- Mwenje High
31. Ruth Wambui dropped out of form 2
32. Joyce Wanjiru Maina 355/500- Naivasha girls

The mum above with son had saved sh6,000 which she took to school and after money was taken she was asked to go and look for balance which she did not have.

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.

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.

http://www.luckenya.org/#/children-needing-a-sponsor/4533311604 or google LUCKENYA

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email: joykerr22@yahoo.co.uk


Another 431,000 migrants working in Britain, latest figures reveal


THE ranks of foreign-born workers in Britain rose by 431,000 last year, latest figures show. The numbers from the Office for National Statistics provide more evidence of the impact of migration on the jobs market. Some 5.4 million people born abroad were employed in the UK by the end of 2016.  And during last year, the number of British-born people in work fell by 120,000 to under 26.4 million.  The figures yesterday fuelled claims that the country’s jobs boom is being driven by migrant labour.  They also triggered warnings that the Government will face a huge challenge to meet the target of cutting annual net migration to the “tens of thousands” after Britain leaves the EU.  The update on changes in employment levels in the last three months of 2016 was revealed in the latest Labour Force Survey.  Figures showed that the number of citizens from other EU countries working in the UK fell slightly between October and December, down by 19,000 to 2.2 million. It was the first fall in EU workers over a three-month period in more than two years.

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Trump defence chief Mattis threatens less commitment to Nato


The new US defence secretary has told Nato members that Washington will "moderate its commitment" to the alliance if they do not increase their spending on defence. James Mattis's comments repeat President Donald Trump's demand that members raise their spending to meet a target of 2% of their GDP. Only five of the 27 countries do so. Earlier, Mr Mattis had hailed Nato as the "fundamental bedrock" of trans-Atlantic co-operation. According to a text of his remarks, Mr Mattis said at the Nato headquarters in Brussels: "No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defence of Western values. "Americans cannot care more for your children's future security than you do," he added, as he met defence ministers for the first time. Commentators said this was some of the strongest criticism in years to allies who have not hit their spending goals. Mr Mattis said members must show progress this year and adopt a plan to increase their contributions, even if slowly. Only the US, UK, Estonia, Greece and Poland currently meet the target, but others are on course to reach that level.

This Sunday 19th from 9am-11.30am *Bishop J B Masinde* will be preaching in 

*Abundant Life Church* Address: *137a,Ormside street SE15 1TF* Your Highly welcomed.

Court releases jailed doctors’ union officials

The court of Appeal Wednesday ordered the release of seven medical doctors’s union officials who had on February 13 been sentenced to one month in jail. The officials have been set free pending hearing and determination of the appeal against Justice Hellen Wasilwa's decision to jail them and parties are expected back in court on February 23. Negotiations will resume immediately and a team from the Law Society of Kenya and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights will jointly lead the mediation efforts. Doctors had moved to court to appeal against a decision by the Employment and Labour Relations Court to jail their union officials for contempt of court. The appeal was argued by lawyers James Orengo and Philip Murgor, who had offered to lead the team of lawyers representing the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union officials. Samuel Oroko, Fredrick Oluga, Titus Ondoro, Allan Ochanji, Hamisi Chibanzi, Daisy Korir and Evelyne Chege were jailed on Monday for disobeying a court order to call off the doctors' strike. - The Standard.

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kinuthia (Manu) of Croydon, South London

have lost their father back in Ruaka, Kiambu, Kenya

We would like to announce with great sadness the passing away of Geoffrey Gitau of Ruaka, Kiambu, Kenya on Tuesday 14th February, 2017. Husband to Margaret Gitau. Father to Manu of (UK) Nancy, Alice, Jane and Mary of Nairobi Kenya. He was father in law to Lucy (Mama Lydia) of (UK) grandfather to Sean, Kate and Lydia. Family &friends are meeting at 5 Spartan close Wallington Surrey for prayers and support.  Or you can contact  Manu on 07785296220, account number:14210466, Sort Code 23-05-80, Metro Bank for contributions or Lucy (mama Lydia) on 07852173198 or Irene ( wa Paul) of London on 07846397620 or SK of London on 07449151746,or Foi of Reading on 07939078772, Cyrus Karomo of Swindon 07827173452:Simon Karomo (Baba) Swindon 07429515457& Nick Karomo Wamuciku London 07448045824. Prayers and support will be highly appreciated may God Bless u as we continue to encourage this family at this difficult time& keep our Dad eternal peace. Amen.


MPs throw out changes to sexual offences law

Busia Woman Representative Florence Mutua, who sponsored the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill.
MPs have voted to throw out the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill that, among others, sought to criminalise unwanted bodily contact in crowded public places like ferries. The Bill, sponsored by Busia Woman Rep Florence Mutua, also sought to criminalise out-of-court bargains on sexual attacks involving minors. These and other controversial sections appear to have alarmed male MPs, who held the numbers when the vote was put on Wednesday morning. The defeat appears to have irked Ms Mutua, who walked out of the chambers in a huff. She waved the Bill to her male colleagues, who watched in amusement. - Daily Nation


Billionaire Founder of eBay Plans to Give Thousands

of Kenyans Free Income for 12 Years

Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire co-founder of eBay, plans to donate approximately $500,000 to fund a project in Kenya that will give thousands of people a guaranteed regular income. The program, called, GiveDirectly is being hailed as the most ambitious experiment yet in the concept of universal basic income, or UBI. It will make cash transfers to more than 26,000 people in 200 villages in Kenya, with about 6,000 of those people receiving a long-term basic income for 12 years. The payments of $0.75 per day? amount to 50% of typical adult income in rural Kenya. The concept of a universal basic income has been gaining traction around the world as a way to equitably increase quality of life in a world where labor markets are being disrupted. The policy was recently the subject of a nationwide referendum in Switzerland—it didn’t pass—and it’s also being discussed in European countries, Canada, and the city of Oakland, to name a few. The basic idea: Give people a strings-free weekly, monthly or yearly stipend, enough so that their basic needs are taken care of, whether they work or not. “Cash transfer programs can potentially help to address bigger issues facing our society, such as risingincome volatility, lack of secure benefits, social instability, and the changing nature of work,” reps for the Omidyar Network wrote in a Medium post. “Concerns around these themes have recently sparked growing attention to a particular form of cash transfer: the idea of universal basic income (UBI)?—?a transfer that would be regular, long-term, a meaningful amount, and available to everyone.” The Omidyar Network, which functions as both a charity and social impact investment firm, emphasizes that the program is still very much an experiment, as there is very little empirical evidence on how and when UBI could best be used. “Even though we know that cash transfers in developing countries help reduce poverty and improve outcomes for families, these have not been tested on a long-term basis or with a universal beneficiary pool.” The Network says GiveDirectly will begin releasing results about “how people behave when they have confidence in long-term, ‘no-strings-attached’ income in the next few years. In the meantime, the Network will look to support additional studies on UBI. - Source link – time.com

A KENYAN HAIR DRESSER MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN LONDON

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

Intelligent Technologies in Agriculture - a

Smart Robotic Farm - a Paradise for Cows!

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IEBC wants politicians facing integrity issues locked out of polls

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati with CEO Ezra Chiloba during a press

conference on the ongoing mass voter registration on January 31

Many politicians facing integrity issues — from graft and hate speech to rape — could be banned from election if lawmakers approve IEBC regulations giving the anti-graft agency sweeping vetting powers. Politicians — governors, senators, MPs and MCAs — could be disqualified from running if they have undetermined court cases. These include tax evasion, assault, fraud, falsification of academic papers, misuse of firearms, incitement to violence and others. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission yesterday submitted to Parliament far-reaching amendments to the Election Regulations that would involve the EACC in clearing candidates. Parliament must pass the regulations. However, it could amend and water them down, even as it rejected a proposal requiring lawmakers to have academic degrees for the August election, pushing it to 2022. Under the proposed regulations, candidates must obtain a ‘certified’ clearance certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to contest. This is a drastic departure from the current situation in which candidates are only required to submit a 'self-integrity' form to the IEBC — without having it certified by the anti-graft agency, opening the way to falsification. The aim is to end the culture of rogue politicians looting public coffers while in office to recoup the money they spent on campaigns, while they amass a new war chest for the next polls. As it stands now, more than 25 well-known politicians with court cases could be in trouble, less than six months to the general election. And many who are lesser known.


Those with pending court cases on various charges include Garissa Governor Nathif Jama, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, Ganze MP Peter Shehe, Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, nominated MP Sonia Birdi, Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka, Lamu West MP Julius Ndegwa Kariuki. Others are Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel, Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi, Kasarani MP John Chege, Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti and Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama. “A person shall obtain and submit clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission as prescribed under the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012,” reads the proposed amendment. “Regulation 47 of the principal regulations is amended in sub-regulation (1) by inserting the word ‘certified’ immediately before the words ‘copies of certificates.” The Leadership and Integrity law prescribes and sets a higher standard of conduct for public officers and outlines requirements that must be met by anyone who seeks public office. The stringent regulations by IEBC could lock out a numerous governors, MPs and MCAs facing corruption allegations from contesting in the polls. Analysts have been arguing that while the EACC is supposed to be the custodian of ethics and morals, especially so with regard to public officers, it is powerless to enforce them. At the same time, the electoral agency proposes individual political parties should finance their own nominations. The Jubilee Party has asked the IEBC to handle its primaries. In the regulations, IEBC says its role in nominations should be limited to supervision and conduct of primaries, without involvement in preparing party lists. Parties requesting the IEBC to supervise primaries shall be responsible for all preparatory work, including notifying members of date, time and venue. The parties themselves will invite, receive and process applications from aspirants and prepare the list of candidates. This includes, “doing everything else required to be done in preparation of the party primaries.” - The Star

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Panic over fate of degrees as damning audit set to be released


An audit directed by Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i to unearth the rot in universities will start next week. The Commission for University Education (CUE) has announced that it will kick off the quality inspection audit from January 23 to February 3. CUE Secretary Prof David Some said the inspection will cover both public and private universities authorised to operate in the country.

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Shaved prisoner Oluga receives guests as doctors' jail term begins


KMPDU secretary general Ouma Oluga receives visitors in prison at the start of union officials' month-long sentence, February 14, 2017. Pictures of KMPDU officials Ouma Oluga and Daisy Korir have emerged a day after they were jailed alongside five union officials. The Labour court on Monday effected its month-long jail sentence against union officials after their refusal to call off the strike that is in its 72nd day. They seven officials were then taken to different prisons - Lang’ata Women’s, Machakos Women’s and Industrial Area Remand prisons. Others were taken to Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, Shimo La Tewa and Kajiado. The pictures shared on social media on Tuesday show Oluga dressed in the stripped black and white prison uniform with his hair cut. He embraces family and relatives at the prison, an indication that he is elated by their arrival. - The Star

An 81-year-old woman was raped after getting off a bus on a busy road in south London. The woman was raped

by a man who followed her after she left the number 155 bus on Balham High Road at 8.30pm on

Friday 10th February, 2017 . She was taken to hospital after the attack.

Warbirds That Dominated The Skies

Think of the AC-130 as a flying boat. It can effectively shoot continuous rounds of ammo without interruption, until it runs out. There is a pair of 20mm M61 Vulcan cannons, one Bofors 40-mm autocannon and a 105-mm M102 cannon. It is also capable of launching an AGM-176 Griffin missile. On right is slow and steady wins the race right? Well it does in the case of the V-22 Osprey. These planes can switch from helicopter mode to a turboprop airplane in a matter of seconds. Additionally, they are equipped with a 38 foot rotor system that rotates 90 degrees in mid flight. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

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The One and Only Family Show with ‘Sir’ Elvis Otis
26th February, 2017. 2pm-10pm!

Venue: The Brow, Watford WD25 7ET. For enquiries, please call 07413797146


Elvis Otis has had a short break travelling the country and is back to fulfil the promise of a Family Show that he made a few weeks ago! He has spent some time visiting the Country with tours taking him down to the 5,000 year old Prehistoric site of StoneHenge down in Wiltshire(where a tour guide mis-informed Elvis that the monument is a natural formation though its manmade),and up North to Leicestershire. He then went down to Oxfordshire before returning to his Home Base in Bedfordshire where he had a ‘Teaser’ for the Valentine’s revellers at the Anchor in Bedford! Talk about mixing business with Pleasure!!


The one and only Family show, Sunday With Elviswill be held on Sunday 26th February at WoodSide Community Hall in Watford The Brow, Watford WD25 7ET 2pm to 10pm!!


Parents and guardians with children who play any musical instruments can BRING KIDS WITH THEIR INSTRUEMENTS TO JOIN IN A PLAY ALONG ON STAGE WITH Sir Elvis and have fun while the Adults are on their Breaks. Elvis performing a live ‘teaser’ at the Anchor in Bedford where he is expected to perform next Month!!


Remember Elvis is available to perform some beautiful love songs for a private function or even for the discerning couple or couples, this Valentine Season!! Just call 07413797146.
 


'A number injured' after Oxford flats blast


A "number of people" have been injured after an explosion and the collapse of a block of flats in Oxford, police have said. A statement from Thames Valley Police said the blast happened at 4.45pm in the Gibbs Crescent and Osney Lane areas. South Central Ambulance Service said four flats had subsequently collapsed. The blast is not thought to have been cause by mains gas as energy supplier SGN said there was no supply into the property affected. Sky's Dan Whitehead, who is at the scene, said police are keeping an open mind on the cause, but say it is not terror-related. One woman is being treated for her injuries, but it is not known if anyone else was inside the building at the time. Around 40 people are unable to go back to their homes as police are warning people to stay away. Thames Valley Police said: "A number of people have sustained injuries and are currently being treated by emergency services." Forty firefighters have been at the scene, including specialist search and rescue teams from as far away Milton Keynes and other towns in Buckinghamshire. Pictures posted on social media showed debris strewn over a wide area and the remains of what is thought to have been a three-storey flat block in flames. Video filmed at the scene showed pieces of window frame and glass that appeared to have been thrown more than 50 metres. Firefighters were seen trying to extinguish flames in a boat at a marina neighbouring the property. Juliette Sargeant, who lives nearby, told the Oxford Times: "It was an enormous boom, it was like a sonic boom.

Kenyan behind bomb that killed KDF soldiers in Somalia


Anwar Yogan Mwok


A Kenyan man was the suicide bomber who drove an explosives-laden truck into a Kenyan military camp in Kulbiyow, Somalia. Investigations by both the Kenya Defence Forces and other agencies show Anwar Yogan Mwok died in one of the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) explosions at the camp on January 27, that also killed dozens of soldiers. He and fellow Kenyans Ramadhan Kungwa and Erick Ogada had joined Al Shabaab and were wanted by police for their involvement in terror activities. Yesterday, police revealed the other two were still at large within Somalia. "Mwok was in one of the lead vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices that targeted the KDF camp. He was killed by the heavy artillery fired by the KDF and died instantly," said an official aware of the probe. At least 21 KDF personnel are confirmed to have died in the attack. Kungwa and Achayo, who were among the Al Shabaab militants, suffered serious injuries and reliable sources indicate their Kenyan associates and family members are trying to sneak them into the country for medical care. Mwok was born in Siaya County in 1981. He was raised as a Christian but later converted to Islam. When he was younger, his family moved to Nairobi, where he played football with the Mathare United Soccer Club prior to his conversion to Islam and recruitment into violent extremism. He lived in Umoja estate with his family until 2013, when he left for Somalia to join Al Shabaab. Once in Somalia, he joined Jaysh Ayman, a group of largely Kenyan Al Shabaab fighters who plan and execute attacks against Kenyans. Mwok owned a significant number of properties in Umoja estate to finance his activities. - The Standard

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France avalanche: Four killed at Tignes ski resort

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France, Monday 13th February, 2017 - Two teenage boys are among four snowboarders killed in an avalanche at the ski resort of Tignes in France. The snowboarders, led by an instructor, died when the wall of snow swept through an off-piste area just after 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT) on Monday. It had been feared more people had been caught up in the disaster. But Albertville Deputy Prefect Nicolas Martrenchard later told Agence France-Presse that "the definitive death toll is four victims". "We lament the four deceased... It was an avalanche on a huge scale," he had earlier told a press conference.

The Co-op Bank in UK says it is putting itself up for sale and is inviting offers to buy all of its shares

Global Passport Power Rank 2017

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*Quote for the Day*


Never be intimidated by the success of other people, The Fact That You are 'HERE' Doesn't Mean You Can't Be THERE The Only Difference Between 'HERE and THERE Is 'T' Which Stands For TIME!!! Be Patient And Remain FOCUSED.Have a Productive day..!!

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

3) RONGAI NAIROBI  HOUSES - KSHS. 4.2 MILLION

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

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

 

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

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

5) Panorama Gardens along Gatanga Road Plots for Sale

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

6) YUKOS GARDENS, KITENGELA PLOTS

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

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

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

Contact Julieanne Onsando, Relationship Manager, Diaspora Banking, Retail Banking Department.
Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609
Email 1: jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke|Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke
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Five more suspected drug barons arrested, Sh18m cash, Sh170m heroin found


Anti-narcotics detectives have arrested five more most wanted drug barons in Mombasa amid a government operation to eliminate them. Coast regional coordinator Nelson Marwa said the five were arrested at an apartment in Bamburi on Monday. Marwa told journalists that they also seized 15 kgs of heroin worth Sh170 million and Sh18 million believed to be proceeds from the sale of drugs. "We suspect the money was to be used to bribe law enforcers and smuggle more narcotics. This a major breakthrough in the war on drugs," he said. Four vehicles believed to have been used to smuggle the drugs were also found in the operation. The suspects were arraigned and detained for five days to enable police complete investigations. The crackdown was carried out by detectives who were behind the arrest and extradition of four suspected drug traffickers to the US. Baktash (40) and Ibrahim Akasha (28) and foreigners Vijay Goswami (Indian) and Hussein Shabakash (Pakistani) were flown to New York on January 31. They were arrested in Mombasa for conspiracy to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine into the United States. Kenya authorities have arrested more than eight drug barons in renewed efforts against drug dealing, especially at the Coast. They have been working with agencies including the United States Drugs Enforcement Administration. US authorities say Baktash is the leader of an organised crime family in Kenya, responsible for the production and distribution of narcotics in the country and across Africa. Last week, seven suspected drug barons including two South African and two Seychellois were nabbed in the operation. The four were identified as Dominguez and Nedy Micock (Seychelles) and Barend Nolte and Marc Faivelewitz (SA). It was said that they were the accomplices of the Akashas and were planning to smuggle a huge consignment of Mandrax from India to Kenya . Mombasa county commander Peterson Maelo said the suspects were wanted fugitives who were on the run. They were deported to their home countries on Sunday for possible prosecution. - The Start

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day

Ernst & Young Removes Degree Classification From

Entry Criteria As There’s ‘No Evidence’ University Equals Success

Ernst & Young, one of the UK’s biggest graduate recruiters, has announced it will be removing the degree classification from its entry criteria, saying there is “no evidence” success at university correlates with achievement in later life. In an unprecendented move, the accountancy firm is scrapping its policy of requiring a 2:1 and the equivalent of three B grades at A-level in order to open opportunities for talented individuals “regardless of their background”.

KKK 'imperial wizard' found dead on a Missouri riverbank


The body of a Ku Klux Klan leader who had been missing for several days was found on a Missouri riverbank, according to police. Frank Ancona, who was a 51-year-old self-proclaimed imperial wizard of a KKK chapter near St. Louis, according to a website promoting the group, was found dead by a family who had gone to the Big River in Missouri to go fishing, according to Daily Journal, a local newspaper. Ancona was last seen heading for work on Wednesday morning by his wife, the Daily Journalreported. The Washington County Sheriff's Office referred ABC News to a statement about Ancona's death on their Facebook page. "On Friday the Washington County Sheriff's Office learned of the disappearance of Frank Ancona who was missing from Leadwood Missouri. During this time, we were also informed Mr. Ancona's vehicle had been located by a United States Federal Forest Service employee on Federal Forest Service Property," the statement, which is attributed to Sheriff Zach Jacobsen, begins. Jacobsen said that his office reached out to Missouri State Highway Patrol for help with the case on Ancona's disappearance.

During the investigation that followed, he said, one subject was arrested on an unrelated warrant and two search warrants were executed in Washington County, Missouri. After the body was found, it was taken by the Washington County Corner's Office for an autopsy, where it was identified as Ancona, Jacobsen said. A cause of death has not been released at this time, Jacobsen said. "The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like to extend our sympathy to Mr. Ancona's family and friends. I would like to thank the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Franklin County Sheriff"s Office and the Saint Francois County Sheriff's Office for their assistance and professionalism during this tragic and senseless act of violence. I would also like to thank my staff for the professionalism and dedication they show day in and day out for our great community, and to the citizens of Missouri," the statement concludes. Ancona had conducted interviews with media, speaking on behalf of the Klu Klux Klan in the past. In 2014, he appeared on the MSNBC show "All In" with Chris Hayes, in which he defended fliers that the Klan distributed during the protests that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, that year. The fliers threatened "lethal force" against "terrorists masquerading as 'peaceful protesters.'"

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Court sentences Doctors’ union officials to one month in jail

The Court has sentenced Doctors’ union officials to one month in jail after they failed to reach an agreement and call off medics strike as directed. The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) officials appeared in Milimani Law Courts earlier this morning. Judge Hellen Wasilwa had suspended their jail term and directed Central Organization of Trade Union (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli to lead negotiations to bring an end to the industrial action. The meeting which included KMPDU officials, Council of Governors, the Treasury, Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) and other Government organs hit a deadlock after the doctors refused another deal offered by the government arguing that it is not what they were bargaining for. - The Standard - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN THE UK

THE LATE JESSIE MWANGI CHEGE OF NORTH IRELAND

A Kenyan man has passed away in North Ireland, UK. The late Jessie Mwangi Chege who is a former London resident passed away on Friday 27th January, 2017 and is only a few days the discovered because he has no relatives in remote town near Belfast, North Ireland. The late Mwangi Chege who moved to North Ireland over 10 years ago passed away at Antrim Area, Hospital, in North Ireland. He has no relatives in the UK and the family want the Kenya community to help repatriate the body to his family back in Kenya. The late Chege, husband to Mrs. Nancy Wahito Mwaniki of Subukia Centre, Nakuru and father to Naomi Njoki Mwangi and Daniel Chege Mwangi.Cousin to Bishop David Karaya and Ruth Karaya of Boston, USA. For more information and financial support please contact Mr. Francis Maina in UK, Tel: 07535810169. In USA contact Bishop David Karaya Tel: +1 9787268562 and Ruth Karaya +1 9787268584. You can also send your financial contribution directly to the late Jessie Mwangi Chege wife Mpesa in Kenya on Tel: +254 724683195. In North Ireland contact Doreen Murugi on 07720319652. Donation in North Ireland through Kenya Association of Northern Ireland, Ulster Bank, Sort Code 981150 and Account no. 12915137.More later.

Baftas 2017: Seven best backstage moments

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Swiss back new citizenship rules in defeat for rightwing

Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 12 – Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens, crushing rightwing nationalists who had stoked fears about granting nationality to more Muslims. According to final official results, the “Yes” camp claimed 60 percent support and a victory in 19 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons, meeting the two criteria needed for a win. The government as well as most lawmakers and political parties supported the proposal. Under it, the grandchildren of immigrants will be able to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport, although approval of their citizenship will still not be automatic. The rightwing Swiss Peoples Party (SVP), the largest party in Switzerland’s parliament, fought against the measure by putting Islam and national identity at the centre of the debate. Reacting to the defeat, SVP lawmaker Jean-Luc Addor said his side was “alone against everyone in this campaign”. “The problem of Islam, I’m afraid, it will catch up with us in a few years,” he told RTS television. According to a migration department study, less than 25,000 people in the country of about eight million currently qualify as third-generation immigrants, a definition meaning they have at least one grandparent who was born in Switzerland or acquired residency. Nearly 60 percent of that group are Italians, followed by those with origins in the Balkans and Turkey. During the campaign, Addor warned that third-generation immigrants in Switzerland will increasingly be people “from sub-Saharan Africa, the Horn of Africa, Syria or Afghanistan.” – Poster controversy – The “No” camp faced heavy criticism over a widely-distributed poster showing a woman staring out from under a black niqab with a tagline urging voters to reject “uncontrolled citizenship”. The SVP was not officially responsible for the poster. It was commissioned by the Committee Against Facilitated Citizenship, which has several SVP members and was co-chaired by Addor. Lawmaker Lisa Mazzone, whose Green Party supported the reform, told RTS her side was “pleased it was able to prevail in a campaign where the opponents were completely hysterical”. Sophie Guignard of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern told AFP that mainstream politicians and journalists viewed the niqab poster as “a violent attack against Muslims”. But Addor defended it again on Sunday by saying its intent was to “affirm the identity of this country and the need to preserve it.” There are currently an estimated 350,000 Muslims in Switzerland.

A KENYAN LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN TEXAS, USA

We are saddened to announce the passing away of Mama Elizabeth Nyong’a, Mother to Cliff Nyong’a of US Army , Cousin to James Nyatigo and mother in law to Rhodah Makori & Godfrey Makori (Bro. Rhoda) all of Arlington Texas. Mama Elizabeth has been under medication for a longer period now until the time of her unfortunate death that occurred while undergoing further treatment in Providence hospital Olympia in Washington State. Friends & relatives are making funeral arrangements together with the Card signing to help the family ship the body Home in Nyamira county – Kenya. May she rest in peace in Jesus name. For further information call Cliff Nyong’a – 337-509-7915, Rhoda Makori 337-353-4018, James Ratemo 8174666000, Godfrey Makori – Wycliff omwenga-6825524002, Dan Omosa-2543508313, Sophia Gekara-5709726475. Or Send your contributions to Cliff Nyonga cash app 3375097915 and wells Fargo Acc.3383328378.

29th July, 2017 

KENYA AND FRIENDS IN THE PARK

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

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

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

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

Last time, all food was sold by the afternoon.

Kenyan US Air Force officer dies in a tragic accident

We regret to announce the sudden death of Mr. Kevin Kiarie Mathenge through a tragic accident on 02/6/2017. He was born in Nairobi Kenya on May 25th, 1988. Kevin moved to America in 2004 at the age of 16, and went to Central high school in Elkhart, Indiana. After graduating high-school, Kevin attended Redstone college in Colorado graduating with an Associates degree in Aircraft mechanics. In 2009 Kevin joined the US Air Force. Kevin served 5 years (2009-2014) as a Civil Engineer (Rhino) at Beale, Air Force Base – California. He deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for 6 months in 2013. Kevin was a loving and kind spirit, who would do anything for anyone. He will be missed dearly. He leaves behind behind his wife Anna Flowers, mother Grace Kariuki formerly of Elkhart Indiana, sister Annie Mathenge of Tampa FL, grandmother Jennifer Kariuki of Seattle WA, aunties Emma (Kenya) and Maureen of Federal Way WA, uncle Karis (Kenya) , nieces, nephews and cousins: Ashley, Liam, Abigail, Amari, Ariel, and Jeremy. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 14th, 2017 at Brandon Funeral Service 621 N. Parson Ave. Brandon, FL 33510. Service will begin at 11:30 am. For prayers and any financial support, please reach his family at: Grace Kariuki (mom) 574-849-2976, Anna Flowers (wife) 916-308-8748 or Annie Mathenge (sister) 574- 329-2998. - Diasporamessenger.com

The Queen is hiring someone to tweet on her behalf

John Bercow is facing more criticism after he was filmed giving his stance on Brexit.

The Commons Speaker told students at Reading University he voted to Remain.

President Kenyatta dines at choma joint in Nakuru

It was another normal day at work for Mr Paul Maina and his wife Grace Mwangi until the president walked into their joint at Kikopey, on the busy Nakuru-Nairobi highway to eat nyama choma. Mr Maina had reported to work at 8 am armed with a selfie stick, anticipating a chance for a selfie moment with the president. Little did he know he would have him as a guest and even have a complete photo session. The couple operates Kahatia butchery, a nyama choma joint, at the famous Kikopey Nyama Choma stopover. This is where travellers stop over to enjoy a meal of the mouthwatering roasted meat. Among those that picked Kahatia butchery for their ‘nyam chom’ on Saturday was President Uhuru Kenyatta who was on a voter registration campaign in Nakuru County. The president had begun his day’s journey at Salgaa before proceeding to Mukinyai, Kibunja, Total, Mau Summit, Molo, Turi, Elburgon, Njoro and Nakuru Town where he addressed roadside rallies. At Kikopey, he had addressed a crowd that had milled around him, urging them to take their voter’s cards and to vote him in one last time, before announcing that he was stopping over for a nyama choma bite as well. “Haiya, acha niingie ndani nile nyama choma, (let me go in to eat nyama choma)” the president said before alighting from his vehicle and proceeding to the butchery. For the 15 years he has operated the business, Mr Maina has received and served many high profile guests, including Deputy President William Ruto who decided to layover while campaigning before the 2013 General Election. He has also served many members of Parliament, he told Nation. But he had never imagined that the president would be one of his guests, even though it was one of his silent prayers. “I had told myself I must serve him some day,” he said.
UHURU’S CHAIR
And even when it finally happened, it seemed like a dream. “It is just unbelievable. I feel like I have been born again, or waking up and finding millions at the gate,” he said. The president and his company were ushered into a small dining area where they were served roasted goat meat and ugali. The president also had a bottle of water while his company has a soda. They paid for their meal that lasted about 25 minutes. According to Mr Maina, a team from the presidential escort had made an advance inspection visit to the joint immediately his entourage had arrived at Kikopey before informing them that he would be coming in for a meal. “We thought it was a joke and just hanged around. But we could not believe it when he said he was stopping over.” “I even greeted the president,” his elated wife added. The president took photos with his entourage. Immediately after he left, a crowd thronged the joint and jostled to sit for turns to sit on the seat Mr Kenyatta ha sat on. The president then proceeded to Gilgil and Naivasha where he addressed locals. - Source link-nation.co.ke

BAFTAs LIVE: La La Land wins best film


 La La Land wins best film and Dev Patel wins best supporting actor at the British film industry's biggest awards night.

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BAFTAs 2017: The Duchess of Cambridge and

Emma Stone lead the best dressed list


The 2017 BAFTAs are here. Featuring the crème de la crème of the acting world, the Royal Albert Hall will once again play host to tons of major stars as they hope to bring home a golden award. Of course, one of the main talking points is the clothes. What designer will Emma Stone choose for her inevitable La La Land win? Which stand-out look will the Duchess of Cambridge turn out in next? Will Tom Ford be the best dressed man on the red carpet?


US diplomat arrested in Nairobi for brandishing gun at civilian

A US diplomat was Sunday arrested after brandishing a gun at a civilian following an accident in Nairobi. The diplomat was driving a four-wheel drive car bearing US embassy registration numbers when he was involved in a non-injury accident along Lusaka Road. When the motorist involved in the accident tried to seek explanation from him, he allegedly brandished a gun before he drove off. The vehicle registration numbers 29CD701K was circulated in the police communication channel before he was stopped along University Way by traffic personnel.  “We are talking to a foreigner involved in a traffic incident and there are other claims against him but no injury was reported,” said Central OCPD Robinson Thuku. He was taken to the traffic office where he was grilled. His Ceska pistol was taken away for further analysis. Security officials from the KK security, which protects the embassy were at the station to help him get bail. His identity was not immediately revealed, but police confirmed he is a US diplomat. The diplomat’s vehicle was also detained at the Central Police station. A US embassy official said they were offering him consular assistance. “We are aware of a minor traffic accident involving an employee of the US embassy and we are cooperating fully with authorities. Contrary to some reports, at no time did the employee brandish or fire a weapon,” a statement from the public affairs office in US embassy in Nairobi said. There has been a surge on gun misuse in Nairobi lately, with several licensed gun holders being arrested and charged in court. - Sunday Standard

Neem huko Kenya ni Muarubaini

Jubilee calls for investigations into Raila Odinga and his relatives, details

- Raila Odinga and a number of his relatives were implicated in a financial scandal where they extorted a foreigner to give them millions of shillings
- The Jubilee Party now wants the Odinga relatives investigated for abuse of office and extortion


The Jubilee Party came out to vehemently deny any role in the woes between ODM leader Raila Odinga, his relatives and an international investor, Calvin Burges, as alleged by the opposition party. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, February 12, Leader of Majority Aden Duale and the Jubilee Head of Secretariat Raphael Tuju demanded that Raila confirm or clarify his dealings with Burges. “Today, Honorable Raila Odinga has not spoken. We want to know the role of Raila and his relatives in this Dominion Farms scandal. He should call a press conference and clarify this matter the way he enjoys calling for pressers from his house and office and clear the air, "I challenge him to come and answer questions regarding this matter. Mr Calvin confirmed that Raila extorted money from Dominion Farms many times. Raila should either clarify or confirm if he has ever done what he is being accused of,” said Duale. - tuko.co.ke

Kwale Senator dies in hospital


Kwale Senator Boy Juma Boy died on Sunday, February 12 passed on while receiving treatment at the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi. According to his family, Juma had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit after being transferred from Mombasa. Juma was suffering from high blood pressure that kept him in the ICU for one week. The deceased was first elected to Parliament as Matuga MP in 1988 succeeding his father Juma Boy before joining the senate in the 2013. Senator Juma will be remembered for his comical Swahili addresses that always cracked the ribs of his audience. Watch Senator Boy Juma Boy speak polished Swahili. - - tuko.co.ke

Hundreds of immigrants arrested in 'routine' U.S. enforcement surge

(Reuters) - U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions. Reports of immigration sweeps this week sparked concern among immigration advocates and families, coming on the heels of President Donald Trump's executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations. That order is currently on hold. "The fear coursing through immigrant homes and the native-born Americans who love immigrants as friends and family is palpable," Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, said in a statement. "Reports of raids in immigrant communities are a grave concern." The enforcement actions took place in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and surrounding areas, said David Marin, director of enforcement and removal for the Los Angeles field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Only five of 161 people arrested in Southern California would not have been enforcement priorities under the Obama administration, he said. The agency did not release a total number of detainees. The Atlanta office, which covers three states, arrested 200 people, Bryan Cox, a spokesman for the office, said. The 161 arrests in the Los Angeles area were made in a region that included seven highly populated counties, Marin said.


Marin called the five-day operation an "enforcement surge." In a conference call with reporters, he said that such actions were routine, pointing to one last summer in Los Angeles under former President Barack Obama. "The rash of these recent reports about ICE checkpoints and random sweeps, that’s all false and that’s dangerous and irresponsible," Marin said. "Reports like that create a panic.” He said that of the people arrested in Southern California, only 10 did not have criminal records. Of those, five had prior deportation orders. Michael Kagan, a professor of immigration law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, said immigration advocates are concerned that the arrests could signal the beginning of more aggressive enforcement and increased deportations under Trump. "It sounds as if the majority are people who would have been priorities under Obama as well," Kagan said in a telephone interview. "But the others may indicate the first edge of a new wave of arrests and deportations." Trump recently broadened the categories of people who could be targeted for immigration enforcement to anyone who had been charged with a crime, removing an Obama-era exception for people convicted of traffic misdemeanors, Kagan said.

Six points and £200 fine for drivers caught using

mobile phone behind the wheel in UK


 Drivers caught using their mobile phones behind the wheel will be slapped with a £200 fine and given six points on their licence. The new legislation comes into force on March 1, 2017. Motorists who get six points in the first two years after passing their test will automatically lose their licence. This week, North Wales Police are launching an awareness campaign to remind drivers to keep their eyes on the road and inform them of the new law. The initiative will run from today until January 29 and will see officers continue to tackle drivers whoendanger their own lives and the lives of other road users. Inspector Dave Cust from the Roads Policing Unit said: “Driving whilst using a mobile phone is a serious concern for police, and a concern that so many drivers continue and choose to risk becoming involved in a serious or fatal road traffic collision. “Even the most experienced or competent of drivers can easily be distracted and a slight lapse in concentration can have devastating consequences. “Along with drink driving, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and driving carelessly, using a mobile phone behind the wheel, whether it be texting, using an app, or making a phone call is classed as one of the ‘Fatal 5’ - the five most common causes of fatal road traffic collisions.” He added: “With the increased use of smart phones we are also seeing drivers being distracted whilst accessing their apps, reading their emails or accessing the internet. Drivers need to be aware that these actions carry the same danger and the same penalty.” “Last autumn we launched our #OpSnap campaign, an initiative which allows video submissions and photographic evidence to be sent to us from people who have witnessed driving offences. Over recent months we have received footage capturing motoring offences including careless and dangerous driving, people on mobile telephones and people being distracted whilst using their smart devices behind the wheel.
 

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World Heaviest Woman Egypt's '500kg'  arrives at India hospital for surgery


 An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world's heaviest woman at 500kg (78 and a half stone), has arrived in Mumbai, India, for weight reduction surgery. The family of 36-year-old Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty said it was the first time she had left home for 25 years - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

New Zealand whales: Hundreds more stranded at Farewell Spit

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Kenyan girl detained at Chicago airport for hours, denied US entry over Trump ban

A Kenyan girl was denied entry into the United States a day after courts barred President Donald Trump from deporting immigrants. Eddah Chepkoton, 25, was held at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for many hours after getting off a United Airlines flight on February 4. She had been given a five-year multiple entry visa by the US embassy in Nairobi on January 20. Eddah, a Kabianga university nursing graduate, narrated her harrowing experience to the Star from the airport, after an immigration officer singled her out of thousands of passengers who were on transit. "We landed at around 9.30 am but when I was clearing with customs an immigration officer called me aside and started questioning me," she said. Chicago is one of the areas where anti-travel ban protests have simmered for days. While checking Eddah's passport and visa, the officer asked what her real mission to the US was. "I was so confused and terrified. It was my first trip out of Kenya," she said. The officer then started checking her luggage and documents. He asked her why she was carrying her academic papers and if she did not plan to return to Kenya. "I told him I always travel with my papers and that I had a return ticket," she said. But she was told to go and wait outside while her issue was discussed. The officer called Eddah back after four hours and asked her to give him her cell phone. "He asked for the password which I gave to him," she said, adding she was then asked to leave the office.


Eddah was so terrified by that time and passengers in her connecting flight to Baytown were already boarding. "I went back to ask why my case was taking long because my flight was leaving. It was at that juncture that the officer, who was with a woman in uniform, told me he had two questions for me," she said. She was asked to choose between being banned from the US for five years and having her visa withdrawn. Even more terrified by this turn of events, Eddah requested the officers to let her call her cousin. They refused. Caught between a hard rock and a hard place, she chose the cancellation of her multiple entry visa. Her visa now bears a United States Homeland Security stamp withdrawing it. Eddah was bundled into a return flight to Nairobi at around 6pm, more than eight hours after setting foot in the US. "I was really looking forward to my one-month stay in the US. We had spent a lot of money on air tickets...it is so sad that after all the vetting at the embassy in Nairobi I was humiliated this much." Eddah had paid $1,390 to Lufthansa airline for her return ticket. She connected to her flight in Frankfurt on February 3. Upon returning to Kenya, Eddah called the US embassy and was told to send her denial of entry letter. The Star had not obtained a comment from the embassy by press time. Trump halted the entire US refugee programme in an executive order signed last Friday and instituted a 90-day travel ban for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. But a US judge issued a stay temporarily halting the deportation of visa holders or refugees under the executive order. The judge's stay prevents those "caught up" in the aftermath from being deported. The court decision came as thousands protested at airports in several US states over Trump's clampdown on immigration. The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the suit, estimated that between 100 and 200 people were being detained at airports or in transit. - The Star

South Africa now 8th biggest wine producer in the world – 2016 update
 


ACCORDING to statistics announced by the Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), the world’s area under vine stands at 7.5 million hectares with total wine production at 274.4 million hectolitres. South Africa now ranks eighth among the biggest wine-producing countries in the world: 1 Italy (49.5 million hectolitres), 2 France (47.5 mhl), 3 Spain (37.2 mhl), 4 USA (22.1 mhl), 5 Argentina (13.4 mhl), 6 Chile (12.9 mhl), 7 Australia (11.9 mhl), 8 South Africa (11.2 mhl), 9 China (11 mhl). Spain has the most vineyard plantings (1.021 million hectares), followed by China (0.82 mha) and France (0.78 mha). - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

This woman visited every country on Earth in record time


(CNN)Her eyes teared up as a North Korean soldier gripped her hand in the hardest handshake she'd ever felt. "We're going to destroy you, America," he said. Over the past year and a half, American traveler Cassie De Pecol has visited every country in the world, and the greetings she received weren't always gracious. She had set out to promote peace in her own small way, by meeting people from every country in the world -- and she did so at a record pace. Traveling to all the world's 196 sovereign nations in 18 months and 26 days, De Pecol made the trip in less than half the time it took the previous Guinness World Record holder. She recalled telling the North Korean guard about her mission: She was there to show that, even if their governments couldn't be friends, the two of them didn't have to be enemies. "I just like to show that we can be friends and we can kind of coexist," De Pecol said.Cassie De Pecol in North Korea with her tour guide. She came to the country on a three-day organized tour with a Chinese tour group based out of Beijing. De Pecol, who majored in environmental studies in college, said she felt she couldn't travel the world without having a larger purpose. She embarked on her world tour in July 2015, promoting sustainable tourism everywhere she went as an ambassador for the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism. The nonprofit was founded in 1986, the United Nation's "Year of Peace," to promote cultural understanding after terrorist incidents sparked tensions between Eastern and Western countries. Over the course of her trip, she met with mayors and ministers of tourism, presenting them with the institute's "Declaration of Peace." SKAL International, an association of tourism professionals with chapters all over the world, considered her a peace ambassador and helped De Pecol arrange meetings with dignitaries in more than 50 countries. The 27-year-old spoke before more than 16,000 students about the ways to offset your carbon footprint when you travel.
 

27-Year-Old To Become The First Female

To Visit Every Country In The World

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US Immigration raids traffic stops looking for undocumented immigrants
Federal agents conduct sweeping immigration enforcement raids in at least 6 states

Sources says that at least 6 Kenyans are among those who has been caught


U.S. immigration authorities launched a series of raids, traffic stops and checkpoints in at least half a dozen states across the country on Thursday and Friday, sweeping up an unknown number of undocumented immigrants, immigration lawyers and advocates said. The raids, which appeared to target scores of undocumented immigrants, including those without criminal records, mark the first largescale episode of immigration enforcement inside the United States since President Trump’s Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. It also appeared to signal a departure from the Obama administration’s prioritized immigration enforcement against criminals. Trump has pledged to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. Word of the raids quickly circulated among immigrants, activists and on social media, creating such widespread panic in immigrant communities that a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said the department had decided to take the unprecedented step of confirming some details of the raids while the raids were ongoing. Gillian Christensen, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), confirmed that ICE agents this week had raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, the Los Angeles area and two other cities that she declined to identify, as part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE does not use the term raids.


But immigration activists said Friday that they had documented ICE raids of unusual intensity in the last 48 hours in Vista, Pomona and Compton, Calif.; Austin, Dallas, and Pflugerville, Texas; Alexandria and Annandale, Va.; Charlotte and Burlington, N.C.; Plant City, Fla.; the Hudson Valley region of New York; and Wichita, Kan. There were also reports of ICE checkpoints, targeting immigrants for random ID checks, in North Carolina and in Austin. The Trump administration is facing a series of legal challenges to his recent executive orders to crack down on undocumented immigrants and cities that appear resistant to his immigration policies. The raids also come on the heels of a Thursday night decision by the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court to keep a hold on Trump’s travel and immigration ban of refugees and the citizens of seven majority Muslim countries. Some activists in Los Angeles and Austin suggested that the raids might be retaliation for those cities’ so-called “sanctuary city” policies. Federal immigration officials declined Friday to say how many people had been detained in the recent raids. A DHS official confirmed that while immigration agents were targeting criminals, they were also sweeping up non-criminals in the vicinity who were found to be lacking documentation. “Big cities tend to have a lot of illegal immigrants,” said one immigration official who was not authorized to speak publicly because of the sensitive nature of the operation. “They’re going to a target-rich environment.”


Meanwhile, immigration advocacy and legal aid groups said ICE had declined to give them any information about how many people had been taken into custody. Advocates from United We Dream, the Center for Community Change and Make the Road said on a Friday conference call with reporters that they believed hundreds to have been detained, including undocumented immigrants who had no prior criminal record. They said some had been deported immediately. “We cannot understate the level of panic and terror that is running through many immigrant communities,” said Walter Barrientos of Make the Road in New York City. ICE agents had raided homes, and were “not just detaining individuals they are looking for ... but in fact, taking anyone else in the community, or in these homes who does not have immigration status at the moment, or who is not able to prove citizenship,” Barrientos said. In some cities, activists said that ICE had set up roadside or neighborhood checkpoints, where ICE agents, often in unmarked cars, appeared to be asking people at random for proof of citizenship or identification. “We’re trying to make sure that families who have been impacted are getting legal services as quickly as possible. We’re trying to do some legal triage,” said Bob Libal, the executive director of Grassroots Leadership, which provides assistance and advocacy work to immigrants in Austin. “It’s chaotic,” he said. The organization’s hotline, he said, had been overwhelmed with calls. Federal immigration officials, as well as activists, said that the majority of those detained were adult men. - www.washingtonpost.com

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Between EFF and Security (Video)

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Massachusetts Kenyan Man Killed in Indiana Car Crash


WARRICK CO., IN (WFIE) –One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Warrick County. It happened just after midnight Thursday morning 9th February 2017 on Highway 662, just west of Newburgh. According to the coroner, witnesses reported that 36-year-old David Mwangi of Marlborough, Massachusetts was driving erratically and at a high-speed on 662 when he lost control of his vehicle. Mwangi’s vehicle rolled over multiple times and he was thrown from the vehicle. The coroner says alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash. Source link- 14news.com

WORD OF TODAY

Proverbs 18:24

Who are your true friends?
We read in Proverbs 18:24 "One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Who are your true friends? Stop and think about that for a moment. How many of the people you consider friends, truly care about you? How many encourage you in your visions and dreams, and are there for you when you hit a wall? If we’re honest, most of us would have to concede that a significant number of so-called friends and associates aren’t there for us in a pinch. In fact, many of the people we spend time with are time-wasters who drain our energy and trivialise our dreams. In the Old Testament David and Jonathan were willing to lay down their lives for each other. And Ruth told Naomi, ‘Wherever you go, I will go’ (Ruth 1:16 NKJV). Do you have friends like that? If not, spend more time cultivating relationships with those who genuinely care about you; who don’t feel threatened by your success and want to see you succeed. You don’t need to be cold or rude to the others. Maintain their friendship, but spend your serious time with friends who believe in you and want you to achieve your God-given potential. A Novelist once  said, ‘Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.’ Here’s a fail-safe principle when it comes to cultivating great friendships: whatever you desire in your own life, you must first give to others. If you want true friends, you must become a true friend. If you want a harvest of blessing in your own life, plant seeds of blessing in the lives of others.

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White House considers rewriting Trump’s immigration order

The White House is considering rewriting the executive order barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country, according to officials, indicating the administration may try to restore some aspects of the now-frozen travel ban or replace it with other face-saving measures. The deliberations come after a panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit declined Thursday to immediately reinstate President Trump’s controversial directive. Officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal discussions, said the White House and Justice Department are also mulling whether to ask the full 9th Circuit or the Supreme Court to intervene. Government lawyers could alternatively wage a legal battle in the lower courts to address more squarely whether Trump’s directive violates the constitution.

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Cocaine with a street value of £50m (KShs. 6.5 billion)

has washed up on beaches in Norfolk, UK


About 360kg (793lbs) of the drug was found on Hopton beach, near Great Yarmouth and a beach near Caister, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. A member of the public contacted Norfolk Police having discovered a number of holdalls containing packages of cocaine on Hopton Beach. The agency said the find would be a "major blow to the organised criminals involved." Matthew Rivers, from the NCA's border investigation team, said: "We are now working with Border Force, the Coastguard Agency and Norfolk Police to try and establish how the bags ended up where they did, however it is extremely unlikely that this was their intended destination. "This is obviously a substantial seizure of class A drugs and its loss will represent a major blow to the organised criminals involved." Supt Dave Buckley, from Norfolk Constabulary, said: "While we believe we have recovered all the packages, should any member of the public find one they are urged to contact [the force] immediately. "We will have extra officers in the area to monitor the situation." - CLICK HERE FOR MORE

MR. SEED MEETING WITH CO-OPERATIVE BANK DIASPORA TEAM

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

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

NG'UNDU CIA RUO

Ng'undu cia Ruo - PART ONE
Ng'undu cia Ruo - PART TWO
 

White House seeks to regroup after stinging legal defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to regroup after a stinging legal defeat, President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering signing a "brand new order" after his refugee and immigration travel ban was halted in court. Trump, speaking to reporters on Air Force One as he flew to Florida for the weekend, said he expected his administration to win the legal battle over his original directive. But he said the White House was also weighing other alternatives, including making changes to the order, which suspended the nation's refugee program and barred all entries from seven Muslim-majority countries. The president said a new executive order would likely change "very little" from the first.

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Kenyan Parents

Hizo Vikombe Ni Za Wageni

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Uhuru issues executive order on Nairobi Metro transport

President Kenyatta has signed an executive order creating Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA), which will be tasked with providing the metropolitan area with a world-class public transport system. The authority will cover Nairobi, Kiambu, Murang’a, Machakos and Kajiado counties. A dispatch from State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu on Friday said the authority would formulate an integrated public transport strategy based on the development of a sustainable urban mobility plan that will be the basis for the “orderly and structured development of the proposed metropolitan area mass-transit system”.


RAPID TRANSIT
It will incorporate both bus rapid-transit and commuter rail. Mr Esipisu said all stakeholders had been consulted. “The establishment rationale of the authority is based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in August 2013 between the national government, through the Ministry of Transport, on one part; and the county governments of Nairobi City, Kiambu, Murang’a, Machakos and Kajiado on the other,” the statement read in part. He noted that although the affected counties had experienced rapid growth over the last three decades, there has not been commensurate focus on providing sufficient and sustainable transport options for the area’s visitors and residents.


KIDERO FAULTED
His sentiments come a day after President Kenyatta rapped Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, accusing him of having failed the county residents. “It (county government) has achieved nothing and all they have been doing is demolishing small business premises and houses and chasing down boda boda operators instead of implementing policies to benefit city residents,” said the head of state. The new authority, which was created on Thursday, is an interim measure pending the enactment of a law that will establish a fully fledged authority with expanded powers and a broader mandate. It is estimated the traffic gridlock costs more than Sh50 million daily through lost working hours and wasted fuel. -nation.co.ke

Man missing from Canada for five years found wandering alone in Brazil


A man who disappeared from his home in Canada five years ago has been found in the Amazon jungle. Anton Pilipa had travelled more than 6,500 miles through at least 10 countries, and was living homeless in northern Brazil. He survived by eating leftovers from rubbish bins or scavenging fruit and berries. The 39-year-old former humanitarian worker – who suffers from suspected schizophrenia – was initially stopped by Brazilian highway police in November. Helenice Vidigal, the Brazilian-Canadian police officer that picked him up, was given scant information from Anton, so set about tracing his family via social media. She eventually got in touch with them in late December, and Anton’s shocked brother Stefan quickly got to work arranging his return home, organising a passport and flights. A Gofundme page was launched to raise money to bring Anton back to Canada. It describes him as ‘a long time anti-poverty activist and member of radical communities in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto’. The page raised more than $12,000 towards Anton’s return home. Helenice Vidigal, the Brazilian-Canadian police officer that picked him up, was given scant information from Anton, so set about tracing his family via social media. She eventually got in touch with them in late December, and Anton’s shocked brother Stefan quickly got to work arranging his return home, organising a passport and flights. A Gofundme page was launched to raise money to bring Anton back to Canada. It describes him as ‘a long time anti-poverty activist and member of radical communities in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto’. The page raised more than $12,000 towards Anton’s return home.

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Leo jifunze lugha teule ya Kiswahili

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1. password- Nywila.
2. juice - sharubati.
3. chips - vibanzi.
4. PhD - uzamifu.
5. Masters - uzamili.
6. Degree - shahada.
7. Diploma - stashahada.
8. Certificate - Astashahada.
9. keyboard - kicharazio.
10. scanner - mdaki.
11. Flash disk - diski mweko.
12. Mouse - kiteuzi.
13. Floppy disk - diski tepetevu.
14. Computer virus - mtaliga.
15. Distillation- ukenekaji.
16. Evaporation - mvukizo.
17. Synthesis- uoanishaji.
18. Oesphagus- umio.
19. Green house - kivungulio.

20. Femur - fupaja.
21. Germ cell - selizazi.
22. Humus - mboji.
23. Nector - mbochi.
24. Nector - Ntwe.
25. Nutrients - virutubisho.
26. Appetizers - vihamuzi.
27. ATM - Kiotomotela.
28. Bussiness card - kadikazi.
29. scratch card - kadihela.
30. simcard - kadiwia/mkamimo.
31. memory card - kadi sakima.
32. micro wave - Tanuri ya miale.
33. Laptop - kipakatarishi.
34. power saw - msumeno oto.
35. Duplicating machine - kirudufu.
36. photocopier- kinukuzi.
37. cocktail party - Tafrija mchapulo.
38. Air conditioner- Kiyoyozi.
39. lift- kambarau

Earth’s magnetic poles could be about to flip for the first time in 786,000 years – and the first signs could already be visible in an ‘anomaly’ beneath South Africa. If the poles flip, compasses will south – and it could have significant effects on Earth’s power grid, although any ‘flip’ is not likely to happen immediately.

Man held at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist act


A 44-year-old man from Hertfordshire has been arrested at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command stopped the man after he disembarked from a flight from Iraq on Thursday. A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: "As a result of enquiries during the stop a decision was made to arrest the man under section five of the Terrorism Act - suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts. "The man was arrested under PACE and taken to a central London policy station where he remains in custody." It comes after a 31-year-old man arrested on Thursday in Norfolk on suspicion of fundraising for the purposes of terrorism and encouraging support for a banned terror group was bailed. Scotland Yard said that arrest was related to suspected activities overseas. Two properties in east Norfolk and one in north London have also been searched.


Man drowns while cleaning sewer in Embakasi

Police have retrieved the body of a Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company employee who drowned in a sewer line on Thursday. The body was retrieved at 2am on Friday, 11 hours after the incident was reported to police. “We received information at about 3pm that the worker had drowned as he tried to unblock a sewer line. "Officers went to the scene and ascertained the reports and efforts to retrieve the body began,” Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome said. The incident happened at Juakali, Embakasi. Separately in Nairobi, a man was beaten to death by a mob and his body set on fire in Ruai. The incident happened at 4pm on Thursday. Mr Koome said the man was caught stealing maize at a farm. “The owner raised an alarm and a crowd responded. They beat and set him on fire,” he said. - Daily Nation.

A guy who 'found £11,000 worth of cocaine in his Nesquik' is suing the supermarket


A shopper is suing a supermarket for “moral damage” after finding 13,000 euros (£11,000) of cocaine in his Nesquik. The man, from Zaragoza, Spain, first became curious about his chocolate milkshake powder after getting home and realising the tub was already open. It was then that he discovered the 250g packet of cocaine and phoned the police. Spain’s National Police have opened an investigation, according to the i newspaper, and tested the substance to confirm it was cocaine. The man at the centre of the story has chosen to remain anonymous for obvious reasons but, after the local news story went viral in Spain, he announced plans to sue the supermarket where he bought the Nesquik – partly because of the attention the story had received and partly because of fear of retaliation by drug traffickers. It’s not unusual for drugs to be smuggled into Spain using food but we reckon following this news story people will definitely be paying attention the next time they spot a Nesquik tub with its lid slightly ajar.

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the family show slated for Kabanas Restaurant in Luton on Sunday 12th Has been postponed.
We are grateful for the support given to Sir Elvis and the amount of love and appreciation of this true son of Kenya.
New dates and venue will be announced shortly.
Please look out right here, for other venues and dates of other shows arranged elsewhere!

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RECORD PROPERTY SALES IN THE DIASPORA

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A SCHEME TO END THE UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN IN TO THE UK


Church leaders, MPs and peers have condemned the decision to end the "Dubs amendment" scheme to let unaccompanied migrant children in to the UK. The Archbishop of Canterbury said he was "shocked", while Labour's Yvette Cooper described it as "shameful". Ministers said 350 children would have arrived under the scheme by the time it ended in March but that there were fears it encouraged people traffickers. Theresa May says what the UK is doing to help refugees is "absolutely right". The prime minister pointed to separate schemes that will resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees from camps in the region as well as reuniting migrant children with families already in the UK. The Dubs amendment, designed by the Labour peer and former child refugee Lord Dubs, aimed to help some of the estimated 90,000 unaccompanied migrant children across Europe. It was accepted by then Prime Minister David Cameron last year after he was faced with a rebellion in the House of Lords. While there was no target number specified in law, Lord Dubs and his supporters had suggested the UK could help 3,000 of the most vulnerable. On Wednesday, ministers announced that 200 children had been brought in under the scheme and that it would close after another 150 were settled in the UK.


Home Secretary Amber Rudd defended the decision, which she said had been made after France raised concerns it could be encouraging more children to make the perilous journey to Europe. Speaking in the Commons, she said: "I am clear that when working with my French counterparts they do not want us to indefinitely continue to accept children under the Dubs amendment because they specify, and I agree with them, that it acts as a draw. "It acts as a pull. It encourages the people traffickers." She said the government remained committed to accepting 3,000 child refugees from crisis-hit regions such as Syria. Jump media playerMedia player helpOut of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. The move has prompted fierce criticism from MPs, including those from the Tory party, as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury. Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott attacked Ms Rudd, asking: "How does she live with herself?" Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron attacked the government for a "betrayal of these vulnerable children and a betrayal of British values", while Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley said the decision was "an absolute disgrace".

Tory MP David Burrowes said it looks like the government has "cut and run from child refugees" while Conservative MP Heidi Allen MP said she would support a judicial review on the decision. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the UK had a "great history of welcoming those in need" and hoped the government would reconsider its decision. The Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, who has been involved with efforts to welcome child migrants, said the government was "in effect helping the trafficking industry". While Lord Dubs said: "I believe in arbitrarily closing down the scheme, without any good reason for doing so, the government is in breach of its own commitments." The law was designed by former child refugee Lord Dubs However, the prime minister has defended the government's approach to refugees by pointing to various other schemes adopted to bring them into the UK. She said: "We have been seeing quite a number of children and families being resettled here in the United Kingdom and I think what we are doing in terms of refugees is absolutely right." The total number of children to accept under the Dubs amendment was reached after consultation with local authorities - with councils indicating they could provide care to no more than 350 unaccompanied child migrants. David Simmonds, chairman of the Local Government Association's asylum, refugee and migration task group, said councils had "demonstrated tremendous leadership at a local, regional and national level in resettling the children from the Calais camp." A legal challenge on how the government has handled the legal commitment will go ahead on Friday.

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MPs in London approve triggering of Article 55 to start Brexit
The bill now goes to the Lords before the PM invokes Article 50, which she has promised to do by the end of March.


MPs have approved the bill giving Theresa May permission to trigger Brexit – on another night of Labour resignations.
At its third reading, the final Commons stage, the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill passed by 494 votes to 122 - a majority of 372. It must now go to the House of Lords before the Prime Minister can invoke Article 50, which she has promised to do by the end of March. Brexit Secretary David Davis said: "We've seen a historic vote tonight - a big majority for getting on with negotiating our exit from the EU and a strong, new partnership with its member states." A total of 52 Labour MPs voted against triggering Article 50, defying the orders of their leader Jeremy Corbyn - more than the 47 who did the same at last week's second reading. Former chancellor Ken Clarke was again the only Conservative to vote against the bill. Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith said he was "delighted" after the vote, adding: "Nothing is easy, nothing is written in stone but tonight we've started the process of delivering on what was essentially the referendum result on 23 June last year."

He added: "There are a lot of Labour MPs that have voted tonight with the Government to trigger Article 50 in the third reading so, to my mind, there is a sense about this that we need to get on with it." Diane Abbott, Labour MP and shadow home secretary, said she had voted in favour of the bill but told Sky News that "a Tory Brexit is going to be quite disastrous". When asked if her vote had therefore helped give the Tory party a blank cheque, she replied: "I don't believe we've given them a blank cheque, we're going to be holding them to account." When asked how the Labour Party would do this, she answered: "We're going to be holding them to account on the floor of the House." After the vote, Mr Corbyn tweeted: "Real fight starts now. Over next two years Labour will use every opportunity to ensure Brexit protects jobs, living standards and the economy." Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon replied: "How? You've just handed the Tories a blank cheque. You didn't win a single concession but still voted for the bill. Pathetic."

HILTON HOTEL TO BUILD THE TALLEST BUILDING IN AFRICA

Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill, due to open in 2020, will be tallest building in Africa


Hilton Worldwide has announced new hotels in the pipeline in three African countries at this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). One of the hotels is slated for Kenya, in Upper Hill Nairobi to be exact. The new hotel, named Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill, is due to open in 2020. It will be 330m tall which will make it Africa’s tallest building. The hotel will have 255 rooms and will have a poolside bar, speciality smokehouse and grill restaurant, lobby dining area with landscaped deck and a boutique rooftop bar on the 43rd floor. - Hapa Kenya

OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT WITH CO-OPERATIVE BANK WHERE

THEY ARE PROVIDING LOAN AT 10 PER CENT


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

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


Former Somali PM Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo elected president


Former Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who holds joint American citizenship, was elected president on Wednesday, vowing to crack down on corruption and Al-Shabaab militants. The 55-year-old former premier, whose hails from the Darod clan and who goes by the nickname "Farmajo", won after incumbent president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud admitted defeat in a second round of voting by lawmakers. "This is the beginning of unity for the Somali nation, the beginning of the fight against Shabaab and corruption ..." a triumphant Farmajo said after being declared the winner in a long, drawn-out election process in the conflict-wracked nation. Civilians took to the streets and soldiers fired celebratory gunfire in the capital Mogadishu which had been near-deserted for two days with roads and schools closed and residents urged to stay indoors for fear of a strike on the capital by Shabaab militants. And Somali refugees in Dadaab, the world's biggest refugee camp in eastern Kenya, also erupted with joy and sang the national anthem when hearing Farmajo had won, according to an AFP correspondent.

"Time has come for us Somalis. I thank God. This is the man we need, he cares for us, he cares for the poor men and women," said 60-year-old Anfi Kassim who has lived in the camp since 1992. After six hours and two rounds of voting, a crowded field of 21 presidential candidates was whittled down to the two veteran politicians Farmajo failed to win the required two thirds majority, but had 184 votes to Mohamud's 97, prompting the incumbent to drop out to avoid a third round. The father of four served as prime minister for only eight months between 2010 and 2011 and was ousted in a deal to form a new government and postpone elections that year. However several of his moves, such as implementing regular payments of soldiers, were well received and many supporters took to the streets of Mogadishu to protest his removal. Farmajo was born in the capital to a family from the southern Gedo region, and moved to the United States where he studied history and political science at the University of Buffalo. He went on to work in the foreign ministry and as a diplomat in Washington before the collapse of Siad Barre's military regime in 1991 which led to civil war and decades of anarchy in Somalia. - The Standard

Woman discovers husband is her brother after finding birth parents


 
 A woman discovered her husband was in fact her brother after tracking down her birth parents. The woman made the shock discovery after going on a radio program that specializes in tracking down lost relatives. A woman discovered her husband was in fact her brother after tracking down her birth parents.  She discovered the love of her life to whom she was married for seven years was in fact a brother she never knew she had. The couple have a child together. Adriana and her husband Leandro only knew they’d both been abandoned by their birth mothers at a very young age. Adriana, 39, hadn’t seen her mother since she was one-year-old while her husband Leandro was told when he was eight that the woman he thought was his mother was, in fact, his stepmother. The couple met a decade ago after Adriana moved back to her hometown when he her marriage failed. Last month, Adriana contacted Brazil’s Radio Globo’s 'The Time Is Now,' the show that tracked down her mother. On air, Adriana’s mother revealed she’d also had a son whom she’d left — Leandro. Adriana reportedly told Radio Globo that she and Leandro planned to stay together. ‘Only death is going to separate us,’ she said. ‘All this happened because God wanted it to happen.’
 

Trump allies in US Senate plan to end 'Green Card Lottery'


Senators Tom Cotton (left) and David Perdue speak to the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 7, 2017. The duo unveiled immigration legislation they say is aimed at cutting the number of green cards issued annually by the US in half. 

Each Kenyan now owes Sh59,000 in debt

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

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

*Seven (7) Things to Remember as We Go to the Polls*

*1.* Everyone has a reason why they support their candidate and your reason isn't more important than theirs. Respect everyone's opinion.

*2.* Look at the big picture. Five years is a short time. Dont get so emotional.

*3.* Be careful about social media. Treat news on social media with care before, during and after the elections and be careful what you share.

*4.* Learn to be political not partisan. Vote your conscience even if your candidate doesn't win. Stand for a principle, don't vote for or against personalities. Put Kenya first.

*5.* Face the truth. The party in power can never replace hard work and determination; you can be poor with your party in power, if you have the wrong mindset.

*6.* Prepare yourself for the results. Condition your mind, as it could go either way.

*7.* Kenya is bigger than any political party or a 5 year government. I would rather live for 5 years under a government I hate, than struggle in a civil war for decades.

There is more to life than an election.

I stand for peace. Let us stand united, irrespective of our political differences, to better our country.
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Kindly circulate and educate your neighbour.

*#ApeacefulKenyaMyPride*

No voting as IEBC cancelled diaspora registration of voters outside Africa
More Kenyans register to vote in Uhuru’s turf than in Cord areas

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s political bedrocks continue to dominate in voter registration and may give him a head start against a united opposition as the exercise enters the homestretch. The details emerged yesterday as IEBC cancelled diaspora registration of voters outside Africa, essentially locking out hundreds of thousands from the August 8 polls. IEBC statistics released yesterday indicate Central Kenya and the Rift Valley – Uhuru’s political turfs continue to lead for the third consecutive week If this advantage and momentum are sustained, Uhuru, who is under siege from a united opposition, could again achieve the “tyranny of numbers”. In total 2,164,185 voters registered countrywide in the three weeks against the IEBC’s three-week target of 4.2 million. According to new IEBC statistics, Central Kenya’s five counties — Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kiambu, Kirinyaga and Murang’a — have registered a record 318,457 voters, 62.2 per cent of the IEBC target. Rift Valley, considered DP William Ruto’s bastion, registered 497,313 voters. This translates to 58.7 per cent. Coming third is Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s Eastern backyard. The region has registered 348,977 new voters, translating into 52.1 per cent of the targeted voters. However, the Eastern figure includes some perceived Jubilee strongholds such as Tharaka Nithi and Meru that have registered 28,066 and 98,850 voters, respectively. - The Star

A HOUSE FOR SALE IN KENYA


It's 3-bedroom house 1km before you get to Olepolos Country Club after Rongai, Ngong. Price 3.5m. Freehold title deed. 1/8 acre plot. 100 metres from Magadi Road.
For more information please contact Paul Muriithi +447737541865  (what's up) or +254706466418

A visa lottery that has enabled thousands of Kenyans to establish US residency will come to an

end if Congress and President Trump approve legislation proposed on Tuesday by two senators.

WATOTO children's choir is coming to town.

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London Legal  Awareness Week

Rose Muigai, Solicitor UK/ Advocate Kenya, will be holding

legal week in London from Thursday 9th February 2017

MartynsRose Solicitors, London in conjunction with GlascoteRose Advocates, Nairobi will hold a Legal Awareness week from Thursday 9th February. 

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

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

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

Please note the clinics are by appointments only.

For more details contact:

Martyns G Martyns

MartynsRose Solicitors

456 Kingsland Road

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

Nairobi Offices:

Rose Muigai

GlascoteRose Advocates

Fortis Suites, 

2nd Floor no:6

Hospital Road 
Upper Hill
PO Box 29075 00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254700667779 |+254725542875
Email: info@glascoterose.com
Web:www.glascoterose.com

Do you know that Mr. Seed's Grandfather Chief Njiiri Karanja

was the first man to have a Radio in Central Province?

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WORD OF TODAY

John 8:36

Free to be yourself!
We read in John 8:36: "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." We live in a world of peer pressure. Others set the standard and we wear it, drive it, quote it, or do it. In some cases that’s okay, but not when it comes to your life’s direction. Jesus said, ‘If the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free.’ That means you’re free from the pressures others try to put on you; free to be the person God called you to be; free to look to Him for answers instead of always looking to other people. The Bible says, ‘A man must be content to receive the gift which is given him from heaven’ (John 3:27 AMP Classic Edition). When you scratch the surface, you discover that deep down many of us struggle with insecurity. We’re competitive, always comparing ourselves to others. We’re envious of their possessions, abilities, and accomplishments. We find ourselves trying to keep up with certain people, or be just like them. And as a result we get frustrated because we’re operating outside of what God called us to be. In other words, we’re not being ourselves! Understand this: the Christian life is a race, and you must run on your own track. You’ll never enjoy the fullness of God’s blessing until you commit to being the person He created you to be. So look in the mirror today and announce, ‘I am what I am. I can’t be anything other than what God has called me to be. So I’m going to concentrate on being the best me I can be - and celebrate every moment of it.’

Our guest singer today is New Samburu Gospel Reggae Song....Mashuko Siedi - CLICK HERE

A tribute of Mr. Seed's classmate The late Professor Peter Kabanya Mwaniki (see below)

Professor Peter Kabanya Mwaniki – Tribute to a

Pioneer in Nursing Education in Kenya (1959-2017)

Prof Peter K Mwaniki  Dean School of Nursing


Professor Peter Kabanya Mwanikiwho died in a road accident on Thursday, 2ndFebrauary 2017 near ACK Mt Kenya Hospital, Kerugoya town rose from a humble background to become a pioneer in advanced nursing education in Kenya. Professor Mwaniki is a perfect example of how God blesses and uplifts those who humble themselves before the Lord. After completing his primary school education at Gituto Primary School in 1972, he joined Njiiri’s High School where he graduated with the record-breaking Class of 1976 then under the famous disciplinarian Headmaster BG Maina.He proceeded to the Kenya Medical Training Centre at Kenyatta National Hospital where he successfully completed the Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN) course.

Peter Kabanya (standing left), Form 3 1975, Njiiri’s High School


His pioneering journey started when the diploma course in nursing was introduced in Kenya. Mwaniki quickly advanced his qualifications with the diploma, degree and eventually a masters degree in Public Health.The highlight of his illustrious pursuit was the award of a PhD in Public Health in 2010.Dr Mwaniki became the first person ever from his former primary school, Gituto and indeed his home village of Wanjengi in Kiharu, Murang’a County to achieve a PhD. But there was more to come.

Dr Peter Kabanya Mwaniki, PhD


He taught at the Embu Medical Training Centre (MTC), Kenyatta University and finally JKUAT. He was appointed Dean of the School of Nursing at JKUAT where he was eventually promoted to Associate Professor in July 2016.Again Mwaniki became not only the first professor from Gituto Primary School and Wanjengi but also that famous Njiiri’s High School Class of 1976.


On 10th December 2016, Prof Mwaniki and his wife joined 12 of his Class of 1976 classmates in Kitengela to celebrate 40 years since they graduated from the school they fondly called Yakinyona. It was an afternoon to remember with nostalgic stories of teenage life. He extended an invitation to his friends to his homecoming as Professor on 31st December 2016 in Wanjengi. So he was feted and robed as community elder with song and dance. The following day, New Years Day, Prof Mwaniki and family went to offer thanks to God for having brought him that far at his home church, ACK St Stephen’s Wanjengi. The special thanksgiving servicewas also attended by the PS for Housing Ms Aida Munano.

Class of 1976 Reunion. Kitengela, 10 December 2016


Aged 57 years, Prof Peter Kabanya Mwaniki was riding at the peak of his career with characteristic humility and signature smile. On the afternoon of Thursday 2nd February 2017, Prof Mwanikiwas travelling from Nyeri, where he had gone to see his students on attachment, to his home in Embu when he lost control of his car and rolled as he tried to avoid a bodaboda, near ACK Mt Kenya Hospital, Kerugoya town. He died on the spot.Prof Mwaniki is survived by his wife Mrs Catherine Kabanya (Principal, MTC Embu), three sons, a daughter-in-law, one grandson, as well as his mother Mrs Lilian Kabura John, four brothers and two sisters. Prof Mwaniki, a committed born-again Christian and Treasurer of the Embu ACK Diocese Mens Association (KAMA), will be missed by the community of Wanjengi Village, his adopted home in Embu and beyond, the academic community and the nursing profession, which he served with so much passion and dedication. He will be laid to rest on Thursday 9th February 2017 at his rural home in Wanjengi, Kiharu Constituency, Murang’a County after a funeral service at ACK St Stephen’s Church Wanjengi.

Prof PK Mwaniki 31 December 2016


“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven”. (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV). For more information please contact Dr. Stanley Gichia on WhatsApp +27 824584058.

Survivor Saved By The Lioness Wildebeest

Gnu Antelope FairyTale Nat Geo

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My Baby is Back in the UK after 4 Months World Tour

Dennis Njiiri well known as Baby Seed (left) arrived back in UK on Saturday morning 4th February, 2017 after 4 months world tour.

He concluded his tour in Canada. The Seeds family takes this opportunity to thank God for bringing him back safely. More later.

GREETINGS FROM KENYA

Greetings from Kenya where I have been visiting for the last 2 weeks. I came back yesterday. I had a busy schedule where I met family, friends and businessmen. Among the best deal I came across is that TWO KENYAN BANKS agreed to a 10 per cent loan ONLY for those in the Diaspora in order to help them buy properties in Kenya. A property development company in Nairobi hosted a dinner for me in a Westlands Restaurant where they introduced some of their upcoming housing projects. Their  houses proves to be the cheapest and everyone can afford. We agreed on how to make the 20 per cent deposit and again how to get the loan for the balance. Full information coming up. - Mr. Seed, London, 3rd Feb. 2017.

PLEASE HELP A POOR CHILD STILL HOME TO GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL THIS YEAR

Following my three posts on www.misterseed.com below is the progress.

17 children have been sponsored this year as below-

1. Amina Muhammed - Jane Califonia
2. Easter Wanjiku - Mr Kamau UK
3. James Obati Masase - Mr Kamau UK
4. Catherine Wacera - Sponsored from next term
5. Mercy Ngati 367/500 - Mary UK (2 photos above before and after)
6. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - GG Sec Sch - Mary UK
7. Elikana Ndirangu - Mrs Ruto UK
8. Stephen Njagi - Ann UK
9. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3 - Jane Califonia
10. Julia Muthoni 369/500-Njeri UK (2 photos above before & after) - Njeri UK
11. Francis Njau 372/500 - Rose Kenya
12. Francis Maina 327/500 - Rose Kenya
13. Virginia Wanja 315/500 - Rose Kenya
14. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 - Joytown sch for Disabled - James UK
15. Munene Maina - Joy USA
16. Susan Gathoni - Paul UK
17. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out - Susan UK

Below are poor children are still at home almost a month after other candidates joined form 1

18. Ruth Wambui-ORPHAN & failed to go last yr (PHOTO ABOVE IN HOOD)
19. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice (mum disabled)
20. Joseph Mugo 263/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
21. Easter Wambui dropped out @ form 3 - mum has cancer (hopefull)
22. Ann Muthoni 245/500 - Didn't go last year
23. Joseph Rukwaro 264/500 - OPRHAN
24. Ann Wambui 278/500
25. Mercy Wanjiku 296/500
26. Eliza Wangui 266/500 - Shilanga High
27. Ruth Njeri Kabura 303/500
28. Kelvin Kariuki 315/500 - Silenti High Sch
29. Julia Wairimu 281/500
30. Susan Njambi 278/500 - Repeater- Mwenje High
31. Ruth Wambui dropped out of form 2
32. Joyce Wanjiru Maina 355/500- Naivasha girls
33. Samuel Maina Kimemia 311/500 Kikuyu Boys
34. Peter Waithaka 311/500

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.

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.

http://www.luckenya.org/#/children-needing-a-sponsor/4533311604 or google LUCKENYA

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email: joykerr22@yahoo.co.uk

Kenyan Parents

Hizo Vikombe Ni Za Wageni

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MEET ELIZABETH - A KENYAN SOLICITOR BASED IN LONDON

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



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

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


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

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

APPRECIATION

LATE REV. SIMON MWANGI MAINA

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VID-20170129-WA0011 (1).mp4

VIDEO

During the burial of the Late Rev. Simoni Mwangi maina in Kenya

We, the family of the Late Rev Simon Mwangi Maina and the funeral Committee Members in UK and in Kenya, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for the immense support you showed to us after losing our Dad, Uncle, Brother, Cousin and friend. We, also sincerely, extend our appreciation to all Diasporans who made it possible for his body to be repatriated back to Kenya for burial and to those who managed to attend the funeral in Kenya. Your prayers, financial and moral support strengthened us all during that very difficult time. 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. 

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Kenyan Country Music singer "Elvis" performs Forever

and Ever Amen For Events: Contact - 07413797146

Child sponsorship

PLEASE HELP A POOR CHILD STILL HOME TO GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL THIS YEAR

Following my two posts on misterseed, here below is the progress.

9 Children have been sponsored four in school and rest to report next week.

Of the ten, 5 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 courseto misterseed for your website and help.

1. Amina Muhammed - Jane Califonia 2. Easter Wanjiku - Mr Kamau UK
3. James Obati Masase - Mr Kamau UK 4. Catherine Wacera - Sponsored from next term
5. Mercy Ngati 367/500 - Nyandarua High- Mary UK

6. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - GG Sec Sch - Mary UK
7. Elikana Ndirangu - Mrs Ruto UK

8. Stephen Njagi - Ann UK
9 . RuthWambui - Rose UK

Below are some of the many children who risk dropping out at primary sch due to poverty and some of whom did not go last year but still willing to continue studying.Especially the onces who have a dealine to report to national school like Julia below.

10. Julia Muthoni 369/500-last day to report 24/01 (photo in black skirt)
11. Francis Njau 372/500-Chania High - Top student (photo above)
12. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice (mum disabled)
13. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 Admissin to Joytown Sec Sch for Disabled
14. Joseph Mugo 263/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
15. Mercy Wanjiku dropped out @ form 3 - mum has cancer
16. Ann Muthoni 245/500 - Didn't go last year
17. Easter Mugure220/500 Didn't go last year
18. Ann Wambui 278/500
19. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3
20. Eliza Wangui 266/500 - Shilanga High
21. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out
22. Ruth Njeri Kabura 303/500
23. Virginia Wanja 315/500 -315/500 Silenti Sec Sch (photo in uniform)
24. Kelvin Kariuki 315/500 - Silenti High Sch
25. Susan Gathoni 321/500 - Samata high Sch (photo above in leso)
26. Julia Wairimu 281/500
27. Susan Njambi 278/500 Mwenje High
28. Francis Maina 327/500
29. Ruth Wambui dropped out of form 2
30. Mercy Wanjiku 296/500 (photo above in checked top)

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.

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.

http://www.luckenya.org/#/children-needing-a-sponsor/4533311604 or google LUCKENYA

Joyce Kerr: +447532358061 Email: joykerr22@yahoo.co.uk

BISHOP JOSEPH NJUGUNA WARUI GOING FOR GATUNDU SOUTH MP SEAT IN 2017

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

CALLING UPON GATUNDU SOUTH AND NORTH DIASPORA MEMBERS IN UK

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.

DENNIS NJIIRI IN THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

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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.

PLEASE HELP A POOR CHILD GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL THIS YEAR:

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.

http://www.luckenya.org/#/children-needing-a-sponsor/4533311604 or google LUCKENYA

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email: joykerr22@yahoo.co.uk

NEW CHURCH IN LEEDS YOUR ARE ALL WELCOME

TO THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH. GOD BLESS YOU

WORD OF TODAY

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

Kenyan Parents: Mshipi Iko Wapi?

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BISHOP JOSEPH NJUGUNA WARUI GOING FOR GATUNDU SOUTH MP SEAT IN 2017

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

CALLING UPON GATUNDU SOUTH AND NORTH DIASPORA MEMBERS IN UK

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. For more information please contact Engineer Karanja.07480850509.

A Whispers from London How this year will be to you

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

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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.

PLEASE HELP A POOR CHILD GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL THIS YEAR

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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.
luckenya
luckenya
Charity website for the education and sponsorship of children in Kenya run by Joyce and Calum Kerr

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email: joykerr22@yahoo.co.uk

For more information please contact  www.luckenya.org

THINGS KENYAN PARENTS SAY

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Perfect for your family, rental & speculation
Location. Opposite Mangu High School along Thika Highway
PRICE: KShs. 3.25 million with a annual flexible payment plan.
Contact Nathan on +254 720598111 (on Whatsapp) or
Keffa +254 720598111 – email: kwaithaka@lettas.co.ke
Reference: Mr. Seed
For any problem please contact Mr. Seed on +44 7951220695 or misterseed@yahoo.co.uk.

For any problem please contact Mr. Seed on +44 7951220695 or misterseed@yahoo.co.uk.

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 (right) from Birmingham, UK, has written a book on the 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!

From the UK, you can also order from the following:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/sref=nb_sb_noss/254-3018017-2707569?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Be+Obedient+to+God%E2%80%99s


Or by calling Annah Kimani on 07950133716.


You can also buy the book through AuthorHouseUK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1524667935/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_JQbBybYFYRH7D


 

DENNIS NJIIRI VISITS HOLLYWOOD

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 “http://www.kenya-evisa-online.com and https://www.kenyaonlinevisa.org“. 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 http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

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.

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MARY NJONJO OF HERI HOMES IS THE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

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: mary@herihomes.co.ke), Mr. Seed on 07951220695 to make an appointment during her short stay in UK. - For more visit http://www.herihomes.co.ke

ABC BANK ARE LOOKING FOR AGENTS IN THE DIASPORA

ABC Bank Diaspora Manager Mr. Joseph Waithaka

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

DENNIS NJIIRI HELICOPTER TOUR OF GRAND CANYON

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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.

DENNIS NJIIRI HELICOPTER NIGHT TOUR OF LAS VEGAS

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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

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REV. PETER KINYANJUI TOURS HERI HOMES PROJECTS IN KENYA

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.

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


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


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

 

 

 

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MEET ELIZABETH - A KENYAN SOLICITOR BASED IN LONDON

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

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

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

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

 

Personal website: www.lizokindalegalconsultancy.com 

LinkedIn: Liz Okinda, Twitter: @lizokinda, Mobile: 07729898851.

Company website: www.kgia.co.uk E-mail: eo@kgiasolicitors.co.uk and Office: 0203 290 4068

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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