March 28, 2015

Escape from Slavery: Woman Tells of Her Ordeal in Kuwait


Rose Nakato (not real name) is one of the few lucky Ugandans who have managed to escape from slavery in Kuwait. A good number of young Ugandans who go abroad for work do not make it back alive. The 31-year-old narrates her story to Stephen Bwire. I was self-employed in Kampala where I used to run a small eating joint together with friends in Kamwokya. The business wasn’t doing well. I considered finding more capital to diversify into something else or quit the business all together and go find reasonable employment somewhere else. One afternoon in late June, a close female…

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Daring: Nigerian Arrested at US Airport After Choosing Misguided Cover Story


A piece of advice if you’re trying to get into the United States illegally: Don’t use one of the world’s largest law enforcement gatherings as your cover story. A Nigerian man claiming to be a prison guard back home landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday and allegedly told U.S. authorities he was headed to Philadelphia to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. After all, as organizers put it, the conference is “the premier event for law enforcement” and an “invaluable forum for learning, collaborating and experiencing new technology” with “colleagues and…

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Kenya Airways Questions Buying Boeings Without U.S. Flights


Kenya Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Titus Naikuni said it’s pointless to acquire more aircraft from Boeing Co. (BA) unless the U.S. government allows his airline to begin direct flights to the country. “I don’t see the point of buying aircraft from Boeing, then you don’t allow us to get into the U.S.,” Naikuni said at an event in the capital, Nairobi, to mark the arrival of a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the biggest in the company’s fleet. Four years ago, Delta Air Lines Inc. postponed indefinitely a plan to start direct flights between Atlanta and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, after…

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Charity Ngilu seeks Cord help to fight censure motion


Under intense fire from Members of Parliament, including some from her Jubilee side, Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu yesterday was reported to have sought help from unlikely quarters among Cord MPs. Sources told The People that as it became apparent some Jubilee MPs formed the ranks of those who want her kicked out of her docket, Ngilu yesterday frantically assembled support from MPs in the Cord side to support her when a motion to censure her was brought in the House. Before the debate kicked off in the afternoon, some Cord MPs from Ukambani and two of their ODM counterparts…

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Kenya upbeat on US direct flights


Local airlines could soon start flying direct to the US airports, Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet secretary, Eng Michael Kamau announced yesterday. He revealed the Government was in talks with US ambassador to Kenya, Mr Robert Godec, on the plans and is hopeful the flights could start in coming months. Kamau cited improved regulations in the local aviation sector and security improvement at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport had raised the country’s prospects for the long-awaited flights. “We are working closely with the US ambassador. Very soon we will start flying directly to the US,” said Kamau during a demonstration flight…

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Kenyan woman stabbed to death infront of her kids in Cologne Germany


A 34 year old Kenyan woman was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend in Koln, Germany. The woman who was identified as Judy (nicknamed Juju) was stabbed by her Kenyan –Tanzanian boyfriend on Sunday night around 11pm. According to a German paper, German Express, the woman is a mother of seven kids and reports indicate that the kids had witnessed the fatal incident. Reports indicate that the children were at the scene during the incident and they rushed to neighbors to seek help. Neighbors in the Leimbachweg neighborhood, rushed in and found her lying in a pool of blood. The…

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ICC to have big screen TVs for Kisumu ahead of Uhuru’s trial


THE International Criminal Court is planning to have giant screens mounted in Kisumu for the locals to follow live proceedings of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case from February. The head of ICC outreach mission in Kenya Maria Kamara said they are in Kisumu to consult on how to have viewing sites in the area. Speaking during a radio talk show in Kisumu yesterday, Kamara said the Kenyan case two, at the ICC involving President Uhuru Kenyatta, will touch on the 2007-08 post election violence in Kisumu. “Communities affected have a right to know the ongoings at The Hague based court,” she…

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Video: Nairobi’s new roads bring residents joy and pain


Three years ago, Timothy Kimani, 27, bought a small plot in Ruiru near an area marked out for the construction of the Eastern By-pass. The investment was Sh80,000 but has today appreciated to Sh700,000, according to the most recent valuation. He is a happy man. “I will continue holding onto the land and develop it as the city expands towards that area,” he said. The Eastern by-pass has also made the daily commute from Nyayo Estate Embakasi to Westlands, easier for Steve Muiga, an employee of a private firm. Previously, it took him almost three hours to make the same journey…

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Kenya Airways finally seeks approval to fly Dreamliners


Kenya Airways has sought regulatory approval to be allowed to fly the delayed Dreamliner, raising hopes of the national carrier adding the fuel-efficient plane to its fleet. IN SUMMARY National carrier asks aviation watchdog to add plane to its licence The airline has asked Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to include the Dreamliner to its current Air Service Licence Kenya Airways has been attracted by Dreamliner’s advantages, such as greater fuel efficiency and more cargo space, achieved by increased use of lighter plastic materials in place of metals The airline has asked Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to include the…

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Police now imply ‘Liz’ may be lying about rape


The police now say it is unlikely 16 year old Busia girl popularly known as just ‘Liz’ was gang raped in the wee hours of June 27, 2013. The Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo made the revelation on Saturday just two days after women’s advocacy group Femnet mounted demonstrations outside his Jogoo House Office. “Unfortunately, our investigations have revealed information which the public do not have and which members of the public need to appreciate before they offer a blanket condemnation on the incident,” he said in a statement. Kimaiyo said the findings of their investigations do not corroborate…

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