May 28, 2015

Federal court blocks Obama’s immigration plan


A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to allow President Obama’s program to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation from going into effect. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans adds another delay for the undocumented immigrants who could have been protected under the president’s order. A federal judge blocked Obama’s plan in February, hours before many of them were to start applying for the new program. Obama announced in 2012 that he would allow undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children to register with the federal government in exchange…

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Let’s Talk Family, Diaspora: Is The Marriage Graph Already Drawn?


By Pastor PATRICK KARIUKI Are human beings helpless pawns in the chessboard of life at the mercy of cosmic forces or are they key determinants of what transpires in their lives? Do you have a say at what happens in your life or are you a victim of supernatural desire? Does God just draw your graph and then you just follow along or does He invite you to be a key determinant, a partner if you like, in this journey to fulfill destiny. Where does the devil come in, does he even have a say? These are very legitimate questions because…

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Angry mortuary driver in Machakos dumps 26 bodies by the roadside in protest


THE Machakos county environment officers spent Monday night picking dead bodies on the Machakos-Wote road. The 26 bodies were allegedly being transported from the Machakos Level 5 Hospital mortuary to the Katoloni government cemetery. The county driver transporting the bodies has not been identified. Some hospital staff said he may have dumped the bodies intentionally in protest. It is however not clear what he was protesting against. The unclaimed bodies were set to be disposed after the 14-day notice issued by the hospital’s management expired on May 11. The bodies started falling off the lorry immediately the driver left the…

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UK media claims Nairobi’s Garden City Mall funded by aid money


The Garden City Mall that is set to open Thursday in Nairobi has been reported to have been funded using aid money. A report by The Guardian stated that the $25 million put into the project by CDC, the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) wholly owned by the UK Government was aid money. “CDC, formerly the Commonwealth Development Corporation, says these investments will create thousands of jobs for poor people in construction and services. But leading British NGOs questioned how supporting upmarket property could be an acceptable use of UK aid money,” reads the report. The Garden City Mall whose…

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How Nyeri got it’s new name “Kenyan London”


Nyeri Town has not only acquired a new look, but a new name as well, thanks to the beatification of Catholic nun Sister Irene Stefani. Public parks and monuments have been renovated and streets are now well-lit. Residents have now nicknamed Nyeri Town ‘Kenyan London’, owing to its new-found beauty. The town is sparkling and its beauty is more pronounced, especially at night, when the lights are switched on. The county government embarked beautification of the town in readiness for the beatification of the nun at her former church. Among the monuments that were refurbished is the Baden Powell clock…

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Direct Kenya-US flights may take till October to be cleared


Kenya may have to wait until October to get clearance for direct flights to the United States. This is when the final audit by American regulators to give the green light to the country’s airports will be conducted. Direct flights are subject to attaining a category 1 status in line with the recommendations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States. Kenya Civil Aviation Board chairman Samuel Poghisio said on Tuesday he was confident Kenya would hit the 80 per cent mark specified by the FAA. “During the last audit in…

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[VIDEO] Interview with Raila Odinga’s youngest daughter Winnie Odinga


Friday Chat: Interview with Raila Odinga’s youngest daughter Winnie Odinga by KTN. Winnie discusses life with her father Raila Odinga and her siblings. She was educated in the US before returning home.

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[VIDEO] Tortured Kenyan makes it back home from Saudi Arabia


Home is indeed best for 23-year-old Catherine Mona who just returned to the country from a torturous life in Saudi Arabia.  The mother of one had travelled to the Middle East in search of a better paying job…

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[VIDEO] Widow forced to wear wedding gown to husband’s funeral in Vihiga


It’s not every day that you see a wedding gown at a funeral, but for the members of Jerusalem Church, this happens to be requirement for widows burying their husbands. In a one of a kind burial ceremony held at Luanda Village, Vihiga County, a widow who had lost her husband was draped in her wedding gown at the ceremony conducted by Prophetess Mary Akatsa, the founder of Jerusalem Church of Christ. In a report by KTN’s Lofti Matambo, the last journey for the deceased included a funeral procession around the whole town that covered 20 kilometers in 2 days….

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Eight Kenyan policemen injured in Yumbis Al-Shabaab attack


At least eight policemen were injured after Al-Shabaab militants ambushed their vehicles at Yumbis in Fafi Sub-County, Garissa County. Police officers who escaped the Monday night attack said four police vehicles were burnt by the militants. The police officers were in a convoy of four vehicles heading to Yumbis hours after their colleagues were injured in another attack on Monday afternoon. A member of the Garissa County Assembly representing Jarajila, Mahat Osman, said the policemen managed to get to Yumbis, where they spent the night. Garissa County Commissioner James Kianda, however, said only five police officers out of the 30…

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