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Kenya and Uganda launch the cross border programme for peace and development

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Uganda president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, launched the cross border programme for sustainable peace and development.

The program is to help Karamoja, Turkana and West Pokot communities that shares Uganda – Kenya boader.

Mr Museveni and president Uhuru signed MOU at Naitakwe grounds in Moroto District.

“When NRM came to power we identified two major issues that affected the Karamoja sub-region; these were insecurity and water shortage.” President Museveni said.

Chinese organized crime a more potent threat to Kenya than debt

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“I have carried salt and removed lead”, laments Yeshua ben Sira in the Book of Wisdom, a Christian canon, “and I have not seen anything heavier than that a man should pay back a debt when he did not borrow.”

Had he lived in Kenya, his lament would have been as relevant today as it was then. After all we are now paying back billions of shillings in loans taken in our names for unpopular projects whose viability remains questionable and whose costs were almost certainly inflated.

Kenya police arrests Chinese brewing illegal changaa local brew

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Kenya police officers arrested two Chinese nationals during a raid that led to the discovery of thousands of titres of illegal local brew chang’aa in Nairobi.

According to whisper eye media , the police made the arrests after a tip off following fears of industrial scale manufacture of the illicit brew.

Dr. Besigye’s wife Byanyima new UNAIDS top job, Kenyans are celebrating

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Uganda’s opposition leader Rtd. Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s wife Winnie Byanyima Besigye named the UNAIDS Executive Director.

Byanyima who has been the Executive Director of Oxfam International since May 1st, 2013 hooks a new big job as she shines more on the international scene.

Uhuru, Raila forge new alliance for vote

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A national referendum to change the Constitution is now a matter of when, not if, as key political parties and leaders in the country have started working on a rare unity pact that analysts say will form the basis of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession politics.

President Kenyatta’s wing in Jubilee Party, Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement, Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Democratic Movement, Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress, Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford-Kenya, and Gideon Moi’s Kanu are already reading from the same script and are pledging support for the Building Bridges Initiative, which many see as the vehicle to the referendum.

Human gassing disrupts proceedings at assembly meeting in Kenya

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The meeting was at the Homa Bay County Assembly ( Homa Bay County Assembly )
A break of wind caused a break in proceedings when someone farted during a debate in a Kenyan regional assembly meeting.

A member was accused of having “polluted the air” during the gathering, according to local reports.
The alleged culprit denied doing so and said he could “not do such a thing” in front of colleagues.

Speaker orders baby to leave parliament

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Female MPs have walked out of Kenya’s parliament in solidarity with a colleague who was ordered to leave because she had taken her baby.
Zuleika Hassan said she had brought her five-month-old baby with her to work because of a domestic emergency and that parliament didn’t have a crèche.

According to the house rules, “strangers” are not allowed into the chamber, children included.
Some of her male colleagues described her actions as shameful.

Kenyan minister got drunk and failed to read speech

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It is said that the minister’s drinking problem was such that government documents would be found under the tables at Karai Bar.

According to Ndegwa, ‘a break was allowed for the minister to top up, maybe at Karai Bar’ in River Road and that is the state which the minister read his speech

‘Modern-day’ Jesus visits Kenya and South Africa

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Over the past weekend to much of this week, the news about a “modern-day Jesus” having visited some African countries have been topping Twitter trends in different countries.

The story has also been covered extensively by local and continental media portals. For some reason social media “forced” a situation that meant the said Jesus was in two countries at the same time.

Uhuru: I don’t know who will be elected Kenya President

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President Uhuru Kenyatta dropped the clearest hint that he may not back his deputy in the 2022 General Election.

Speaking in Ruiru, Kiambu County, where he opened a Sh20 billion Bidco Industrial Park, Mr Kenyatta said it is God who will determine who becomes President so leaders should stop getting agitated and instead serve Kenyans.

Raila Odinga is the new centre of power in Kenya

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ODM leader Raila Odinga’s influence in government circles has grown immensely since the March 2018 peace pact with his former nemesis President Uhuru Kenyatta, as he now receives regular briefings from Cabinet secretaries, makes policy pronouncements and is accorded VVIP treatment by State agencies.

The former prime minister, arguably the man of the moment, has also reined in his troops in political circles and instructed them to stop attacking the President in particular and the ruling Jubilee Party in general.

Uber driver charged with defilement of a boy freed on bond

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An Uber driver accused of defiling a 13-year-old boy was yesterday released on a Sh100,000 bond.

The Shanzu Law Courts yesterday released Mr Fredrick Mungai on bond with an alternative cash bail of Sh50,000.

The accused, however, did not take plea after the magistrate termed the charge against him “improper”.

Police officer kills himself in Kilifi after quarrel with wife

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A police officer in Kilifi County has shot and killed himself allegedly after a quarrel with his wife.

Constable Kelvin Kipkemoi, who is attached to Kaloleni Police Station, killed himself at around 5.30am Sunday.

The officer had just finished his night shift at the station.

Kilifi County Police Commander Patrick Okeri said Mr Kipkemoi shot himself inside a house, which is few metres away from the station.

Safaricom boss ‘Bob Collymore’ dies at 61 after long cancer fight

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 | Bob Collymore died early today, Safaricom PLC has announced.

“Our beloved CEO Bob Collymore has passed. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, our colleagues, partners and the nation at large,” Safaricom stated. He has been battling cancer.

Safaricom is a listed mobile network operator, the largest telecommunications provider in Kenya, and one of the most profitable companies in the East and Central African region.

Ruto murder plot claim could cause bloody chaos

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Politician Musalia Mudavadi has accused Deputy President William Ruto of “peddling reckless allegations” of an assassination, which he warned could plunge the country into bloody chaos.

A mystery letter accused several government officials of plotting to assassinate the Deputy President during a series of meetings held at Hotel La Mada.

Uganda rejects proposal to export Sugarcane to Kenya

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Government is opposed to the proposal to export unprocessed raw materials such as sugar cane.

The Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Minister Amelia Kyambadde stated this while presenting a statement to parliament on the issue of excess sugar cane in Busoga sub-region.