July 30, 2016

Residents in Busia shocked as man marries woman 64 and her 22 year old daughter


A man from Western Kenya has left residents in shock after marrying a woman and her daughter. Fidelis Okochi a farmer and herbalist in Edaho village of Busia confessed that he does not know whom he loves more; Jane Rosa Akinyi 64, or her daughter, Linet Awino aged 22. He maintains that were it not for cultural interference, “I would have paid dowry for the mother and her daughter and moved on with life.” Okochi, who is 20 years Akinyi’s junior, claims he does not also know how to get out of the marriage trap. Okochi had met and fell…

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Kenyans raise a storm over “racist” job vacancy advert on national paper


Kenyans have heavily condemned an ad appearing in the Daily Nation as racist. The ad which was run on July 28 was seeking applications for 10 Sales Executive positions and two storekeepers was blasted as discriminatory in nature as Kenyans called for action against the company that placed the ad. For the Sales Executive positions, the ad had a requirement that applicants be of Asian origin but for the storekeepers the requirement was broader opeing doors to all Kenyan citizens.   Many in the legal field called this advertisement unconstitutional and called for action against the company. The section they…

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School fires are being used to try oust Matiang’i, Nyong’o states


Kisumu Senator Professor Anyang Nyong’o has stated that the rampant school fires are not natural but are caused by people full of malice. In a Facebook post on Thursday night, Nyong’o said the alleged perpetrators are buring the schools in a way to try and fight the changes and new regulations introduced by Education CS Fred Matiang’i. “There is no doubt the rampant school fires do not originate in the schools themselves. An evil cartel of selfish people, in and out of government, penetrated the education system to corruptly benefit from the FPE education project funded by the British government,”…

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Double tragedy as El-Adde KDF attack widow loses son six months later


Just six months after losing her husband in the deadliest attack on Kenyan soldiers, a young widow is now mourning the death of her only son Ryan Oscar Gumba. Ms Queenter Oguta lost her husband, Wycliffe Oguta, a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier, in January during the Al-Shabaab attack at El-Adde camp in Somalia. The two were married for only three years before tragedy struck their matrimonial home. After the tragic demise of her husband, Queenter had to face life alone and raise her son as a single parent. The turn of events forced her and her son to move…

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Former IEBC boss Oswago: I was aware of rigging in 2013 elections


Former electoral commission chief executive James Oswago has said he was aware all along that the 2013 elections were allegedly being rigged. However, Mr Oswago said there was not much he could have done about it. “Even if I was told that the elections were being rigged, what could I have done?” Mr Oswago asked. He, however, pointed out that “no elections are won on the day of voting”. Speaking on Radio Ramogi, which broadcasts in Luo, he said: “Elections are won right from registration of voters and during the party primaries.” ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FAILURE Mr Oswago also called for…

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Film board boss Ezekiel Mutua takes credit for Koffi Olomide’s deportation


The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua is at it again, this time seeking credit for the deportation of Congolese musician Koffi Olomide. Mr Mutua, who had on Thursday banned a planned “girls only” bash made the statement on Facebook while defending the involvement of KFCB in parties and performances. “Those questioning the legal basis for banning this “Girls Only” party have not read the law. KFCB is established under the Film and Stage Plays Act Cap 222. The letter and spirit of this law is to regulate such parties, concerts and stage performances,” Mr Mutua said. “Our…

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Proof of ‘lawful presence’ required for flights in Massachusetts starting 2020


Come 2020, Massachusetts residents will need to use identification showing they are “lawfully present” in the country should they wish to get a driver’s license, board a domestic flight, or enter a federal building. Erin Deveney, state registrar of motor vehicles, also unveiled at a press conference Tuesday a new state driver’s license — complete with an updated design — that will be phased in over the next five years. The new license will include “what we know to be the most secure credentials that North America can offer,” she said. The proof of legal presence required for boarding flights…

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[VIDEOS] Youtubers and bloggers around the world editing a ‘brutal cut’ into their videos to help Kenyan girls against FGM


LONDON — YouTubers and bloggers are “disrupting” their videos and photos on social media as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the threat of female genital mutilation (FGM). UK international development charity ActionAid launched the campaign on Thursday with the intention of “disrupting the internet” ahead of FGM “cutting season” in Kenya, which typically coincides with the start of the school summer break at the beginning of August. The charity’s “Brutal Cut” campaign aims to alert people to the short- and long-term dangers of FGM and raise money to provide safe centres for girls escaping FGM in Kenya….

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US founded forum Reddit tried to introduce a remote Kenyan tribe to porn. It did not go as expected


Earlier this week, Redditors were given a pretty neat opportunity: Two leaders from the Maasai tribe, a seminomadic people living in Western Kenya, signed on to do an “Ask Me Anything.” Redditors asked about the standard stuff: religious practices, diet, what people in the village do for fun. And then, inevitably, one user asked the chiefs to describe their favorite “kind of Internet porn.” “They don’t believe it and don’t know what it is,” the chiefs’ interlocutor replied — to a giddily gleeful audience. “Don’t think or know about pornography. They are asking is it normal in America.” The assembled Redditors…

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Ezekiel Mutua bans ‘girls only’ party, terms it ‘orgy of lesbians’


The Film Board has banned a ‘Girls Only’ party that was to be held in Nairobi on Saturday. CEO Ezekiel Mutua said on Facebook that the use of ‘girls only’ implied that the party will be an orgy of lesbians. “Bearing one of the variations of the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, the so called colours of pride, the notice suggests that attendees will be lesbians [sic],” he said. He said the party will not take place, adding that any breach of the directive will be met with the full force of the law. “Like in the case of the foiled…

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