December 20, 2014

OP-ED:Kenyan Counties Can Use Diaspora Resources

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Now we know how President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee administration view Diaspora Kenyans. A couple of weeks ago, he appointed blogger Dennis Itumbi as Director Digital, New Media and Diaspora. Many Kenyans living abroad are as curious as ever to find out what, if anything, this position would entail. Only time will tell. Despite the heavy rhetoric, such action speaks volumes. Be that as it may be, devolved units have an opportunity to meaningfully engage Kenyans in the Diaspora. Rather than appointments with obscure titles apparently hurriedly cobbled together, counties can take advantage of central government’s omission. This opportunity…

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Video: Kenyan man wants Pontius Pilate ruling on Jesus 2000 years ago overturned

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A Kenyan man has moved to the International Court Of Justice seeking to have it overturn a ruling handed against Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago. Dola Indidis, a former judiciary spokesman, Dola Indidis says Pontius Pilate did not have jurisdiction to hear Jesus’ case, the trial was unfair and the punishment had no legal basis. He spoke to Larry Madowo on his endeavor.

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Video: The crazy things people do for love in one Kenyan community

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Ajabu : The delicate things people do for love. KTN goes behind the scenes with one Kenyan community to see how the process of courtship works. And as the reporter found out, people do crazy things for love including shedding blood.

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UN warns Kenyan terror group linked to Al-Shabaab plotting attacks

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A Kenyan militia group linked to Al-Shabaab is fast becoming a threat to security in the Horn of Africa, a United Nations report reveals. The group has allegedly made new contacts across East Africa, including recruitment of affiliates in Rwanda and Burundi, and plans to unleash terror in the region. The group sprung up after extra-judicial killings of suspected Al-Shabaab sympathisers in Kenya. Al Shabaab, or Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, as the terror group is known in Somalia, remains a threat two years after the militants were driven out of Mogadishu. The 5,000-member group is believed to have the support of about 500 Kenyans of…

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IEBC declares Mutula Jnr winner as duly elected Senator for Makueni

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has declared Mutula Kilonzo Jnr the duly elected Makueni Senator. Makueni County Returning Officer Salad Boru said Mr Kilonzo Jnr had garnered 162,232 votes against his nearest challengers Philip Kaloki of the National Rainbow Coalition (Narc) (9,762) and Party of Independent Candidates of Kenya’s Harun Mwau (6,431). “I, Salad Boru, the Makueni County Returning Officer hereby declares Mutula Kilonzo Jnr as the duly elected Senator of Makueni County,” Mr Boru said to ululations from Mr Kilonzo Jnr’s jubilant supporters. Other candidates in the race, Urbanus Katumo, an independent candidate, managed 517 votes while Jane…

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Video: Billboards in UK tell Immigrants to ‘Go home or face arrest’

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A former Liberal Democrat minister, Sarah Teather, has criticised a Home Office “go home or face arrest” mobile billboard advertising campaign as “nothing less than straightforward intimidation”. Teather, who accused ministers of “cranking up the anti-migrant rhetoric”, is MP for Brent Central, in one of six London boroughs where the week-long pilot scheme to encourage illegal migrants to leave Britain is taking place this week. The advertising vans will also show residents how many illegal migrants have recently been arrested in their local area and carry a text number for overstayers to use to arrange their return home. The adverts…

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The businessman who built a castle in rural Kenya

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Growing up in a sleepy village in the rural Nyeri region of Kenya (a two hour drive north of Nairobi), George Tafaria Waititu always dreamt of transforming the area. Waititu quit his job at a multinational research company to establish the Tafaria Castle & Country Lodge. Waititu told How we made it in Africa that growing up in the area was “tough” and “harsh”. “School was far [and the] shopping centre was very far; in fact [buying] a matchbox alone was a day [long] affair. [There were] no power, no roads, no health centre anywhere near. It was quite punishing.”…

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Programme for Raila, CORD Governors meeting in Irving TX on Saturday

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Former Kenya’s Prime Minister, Raila Odinga is set to lead a powerful team of recently elected CORD governors to a Bi-National Kenyan Governors Summit to be held in Dallas, Texas tomorrow. The summit, whose theme is “Strategic Vision for Good Governance” is being organized by the Network for Development of Youth in partnership with SummersDodge International Group and it take place at the Irving Convention Center, 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039 in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area of. It will run between July 27-28 2013.Here is the programme for the meet and greet with Kenyans tomorrow evening.

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Return 6 government cars, former PM Raila told in new row

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The government Thursday accused former Prime Minister Raila Odinga of failing to return six government vehicles in his possession almost four months after leaving office. Through the spokesman Muthui Kariuki, the government also accused the former premier of putting a siren on one of the cars and using it to manoeuvre through traffic in the city. “He is forever mourning that the government is not giving him recognition, yet he has refused to return six government vehicles and has gone on and bought an illegal siren and is forever driving all over town using the wrong lanes,” the spokesman said…

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Government: Raila full of hatred, perpetually mourning

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NAIROBI Kenya, Jul 25 – The government has urged former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to stop making alarming political statements and asked him to move on from an elections mood. Addressing the press on Thursday, the government spokesman Muthui Kariuki condemned an incident in Kisii where leaders aligned to the Jubilee coalition were heckled. “The deplorable event that occurred in Kisii during the funeral service for the 15 victims of the school bus accident cannot be allowed to pass without condemnation,” he stated. He observed that, “It is extremely disturbing that Kenyans were treated to a drama that was not…

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