Thursday, 8 August 2013

STATE HOUSE TURNS PRESIDENT OBAMA PHONE CALL TO KENYA ON BURNT DOWN AIRPORT, into a PR tool.

By Jared Opiyo

KENYAN government has turned into a Public Relations (PR) tool the offer by US President Obama to support in rebuilding Jomo Kenyatta International Airport devastated by a mysterious fire early yesterday.

Nairobi is in a strained diplomatic relationship  with the Washington DC which led other Western nations in publicly warning against voting President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy who are both facing charges of crime against humanity at The Hague.

The diplomatic row widened when President Obama in his second tour to Africa intentionally skipped Kenya, his fatherland but instead toured the neighbouring Tanzania and other African countries perceived to be conducting their affairs to the standard of the West.

However the unexpected call from the White House to President Kenyatta informing him of the US concerns over the fire incident at  the country’s main Airport caused excitements within State house which immediately its relevant communication units to transmit the same to the world.

Critics have however moved quickly to point out that the government is maximizing on the development to patch up its 'tattered' image as mirrored in the West.

Head of Communications from Raila Odinga’s CORD coalition Mr. Phillip Etalle has questioned on his social media accounts the motive behind State house out-blowing the ''phone call issue yet there are many such calls made by Obama across the world but which have remained unnoticed'.

SHOCK IN SIAYA AFTER A TEENAGER STRANGLED HIS BROTHER TO DEATH FOR CUTTING DOWN A FAMILY TREE.


By Samuel Ouma.


A FAMILY in Siaya County this morning shocked villagers following  an attempt to stage manage a suicide in a murder case in which a teenage boy strangled his mentally unstable brother death  for cutting down a family tree.

According to Jina Sub-location assistant Chief Charles Owuor Oyolo, the family had attempted to conceal the murder by hanging the body of the deceased on a tree using a rope to appear that he had committed suicide.

The move by the two parents was however blocked by irate villagers who followed the development that led to the killing of the 22 year old George Ouma.

The two parents and their suspected killer son were roughed up by the angry villagers who later frogmarched them to Yala police station while the body of the deceased has been collected by the local police to Yala Sub-district Hospital mortuary.



PRESIDENT OBAMA OFFERS SUPPORT FOLLOWING A MAJOR FIRE THAT LED TO THE CLOSURE OF Kenyan's MAIN AIRPORT,JKIA.



US President Barack Obama in a show of sympathy has offered support following a major fire that led to the closure of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.


In a telephone call to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, the US leader maintained that his government has unwavering love to Kenya.

NINE THINGS YOU DINT KNOW ABOUT KENYAN CELEBRATED TV ANCHOR LARRY MADOWO, as a City Hustler.



1.CAME to Nairobi for the fisrt time in early 2000s.

2.For years worked at her aunt’s food kiosk in the sprawling Gikomba market selling Uji and other food stuffs to hawkers.

3.Worked as a temporary sales person with a  tooth paste manufacturing company CLOSE-UP and was deployed at Uchumi Supermarket Mombasa Road branch.

4.His initial  interest was in print journalism but diverted to electronic media when he landed an intership with KTN as a business reporter.

5.His  first article (entertainment piece ) was rejected by the defunct, The Leader Weekly  newspaper owned by Royal Media Services.

6.At somepoint in the year 2005 together with another journalist Jared Opiyo mooted a plan of starting a monthly newspaper which was to be named THE CLASSIC MONTHLY, but the plan flooped at its advanced stage due to financial constraints.
Later on, he joined Dayster University to start his journalism studies while Jared Opiyo was absorbed by Royal Media Services as the first Siaya based Radio Ramogi Reporter.

7.He is a stuanch christian and born again.

8.Went to St. Gabriel’s Seminary School In Kisumu where he developed an ambition to become a Catholic priest.

9.Developed reading culture in his childhood days and would in most cases unwrap the meat and read the old newspaper whenever he was sent to the butchery.


 ''FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS COME GREAT THINGS''-author Unknown.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

TWO MEN RUSHED TO A KISUMU HOSPITAL AFTER A BUILDING COLLAPSED ON THEM



NEWS JUST IN:TWO people rushed to hospital in a critical condition after a building they were demolishing collapsed on them in Kisumu City near Catholic University

KENYA POLICE ARREST KISUMU DEADLY SERIAL KILLER IN MOMBASA CITY



POLICE in Mombasa today arrested a suspected serial Killer believed to have murdered more than five people in Kisumu City.

The ma, Harrison Okumu landed into a police dragnet this morning at a Bus Park in Bondeni where he had gone to bound bus.

Detectives across the country have been monitoring the movement of the killer after he ran away from his home in Miguye village in Kisumu County after residents who discovered human remains buried in a shallow grave at his home exposed him.

After the shocking discovery villagers attacked the home of the suspect and torched houses in the compound but quick action by the police saved the lives of some of his relatives after the police botched villagers attempts to set them on fire.

NAIROBI GOVERNOR KIDERO CAMPS AT THE JKIA GUTTED DOWN BY A MYSTERIOUS FIRE THIS MORNING




NAIROBI governor has camped at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport coordinating relevant authorities in response to the mysterious fire that gutted down the international airport.

‘’Please bear with me, I will respond to your concerns once we are able to contain the situation.
However, its also good to note that the operations of JKIA are under the mandate of KAA which is a national organ with operations in Nairobi and not a body under Nairobi City County,’’ he said on his official facbook page.

FORMER CHELSEA COACH ROBERTO DI MATTEO SCHEDULED FOR KENYAN VISIT COURTESY OF GUINNESS



 Former Chelsea Champions League-winning coach Roberto Di Matteo is expected in the country on 14th of this month courtesy of Guinness.

The 43 year old Italian, who also coached West Bromwich Albion will be in Kenya for a day to launch a first of a kind football product by the Guinness team.

Guinness Brand Manager Linda Obado said:  “We are incredibly excited to be hosting one of the most storied football legends of our time, during his playing career as a midfielder he was capped 34 times for Italy, scoring two goals.”

“Guinness is dedicated to bringing football lovers across the country a deeper, richer football experience. Roberto Di Matteo’s ‘s visit reaffirms our commitment to the beautiful game and will no doubt make an impact on the Kenyan football fraternity, from the coaches, to players and the fans.”

Di Matteo will meet with key football stakeholders on the morning of his arrival and will share his experience on the pitch of the richest football club in the world. He will thereafter address a press briefing.

The former Chelsea coach retired as a player in February 2002 at the age of 31 following injury problems.  He played in Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup for his home country. As interim manager of Chelsea in 2012, he steered the club to double title success, winning both the FA Cup and the club’s first UEFA Champions League.

ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT CLAIMS HE’S THE AFRICAN HERO AND CALLS NELSON MANDELA AN IDIOT,COWARD.




PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has attacked the ailing Nelson Mandela calling him an idiot and a coward who accommodated the whites in South Africa after he became the president at the end of apartheid.

He attacked Mandela at a victory party to celebrate his record seventh term in office following his victory in the country’s disputed elections.

In one of his trademark fiery speeches, the 89-year-old Mugabe -- who has led the southern African country since 1980 -- claimed that he should be hailed as an African hero instead of Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon and former president of neighboring South Africa.

"While Mandela sits comfortably in a hospital, I stand before you fit and healthy, ready to lead this country and the Zimbabwean people for at least another 25 years," Mugabe added, referring to the 95-year-old Mandela's ongoing treatment for a lung condition.

Mugabe tightened his iron grip on power in last week's elections after he received 61 percent of the vote while his ZANU-PF party won a two-thirds majority in parliament, though there are allegations of widespread fraud and violence against the opposition.
"My huge victory in these elections prove I am the greatest leader in the history of Africa," Mugabe told supporters in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. "I have spent my whole life fighting for the Zimbabwean people and they continue to elect me."

"I am the greatest African who has ever lived," Mugabe said. "The world should love me more than the idiot Nelson Mandela. F**k Nelson Mandela. As I waged war against colonialism, that coward sat on his ass in prison for 27 years. He's a coward.

"I have been leader for 33 years. Mandela was president for five years. What kind of idiot gives up political power? Great leaders like me know how to stay in power.

Mugabe also mocked South Africa's multicultural "rainbow nation" in his speech, claiming that Mandela didn't care about the interests of black Africans.

"There is only one color allowed in Zimbabwe, and it is black," he said. "I banned the color white in my country. Nelson Mandela told all the white people to stay in his ridiculous rainbow nation. He should have thrown all of the whites out of his country like I did.

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PRESS STATEMENT FROM KENYA AIRWAYS CEO NAIKUNI ON FIRE AT JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT



Regarding the fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) we would like to inform all our customers and stakeholders that all our incoming and outgoing passengers are safe.
There will be certain disruptions on our operations and as soon as we get clarity on the extent of the damage we will advise everyone on what we intend to do.
Flights coming into JKIA have been diverted to Mombasa. Transiting passengers have been taken to hotels. Other flights from Nairobi have been temporarily suspended. Further updates on the situation and resumption of normal operations will be provided in an hour. Please bear with us as we understand the situation more clearly.
Dr Titus Naikuni
Group Managing Director and CEO
Kenya Airways
August 7, 2013

KENYA CONSUMERS ORGANIZATION PARTNERS WITH A SWEDISH BODY TO PROMOTE ORGANIC FARMING IN WESTERN KENYA



By Samuel Ouma

The Kenya Consumer Organization (KCO) in partnership with the Swedish Society for Nature and Conservation (SSNC) has launched a campaign to promote  organic farming to improve food security in Western Kenya.

 Speaking to KCO Executive Director Mr. Francis Orago, the programme which is being piloted in Siaya County aims at improving soil fertility to enhance food production in the area through the use of organic manure and also to control the use of chemicals to enhance healthy yield.

 “Our main aim is to boost the crop production in this region of hence ensure that the resident’s perceived good yield without using fertilizer as one of the manures,” He added.  

 Mr. Orago revealed that during the three months programme dubbed ‘Organic farming for sustainable food for all’, farmers will be trained on techniques of recycling nutrients in organic matter by use of compost manure, adding that this will also help in reducing food production costs.

 He emphasized on the need for organic farming techniques, noting that most farmers in the region can not afford fertilizers due to its high costs and lack of effective capacity to use them.

 The Director warned that due to high chemical content, the use of inorganic fertilizer is harmful to both human health and soil fertility hence interfered with the crop production leading to poor harvest of the crops.

 Orago who was addressing the press in Bondo town observed that if small scale farmers are capacitated to practice organic farming at affordable rates, the technique will address the perennial food shortages in the region.

 Orago was joined with KCO regional coordinator for Western Kenya Ms. Eunivensia Adongo and programs coordinator Mr. Richard Odhiambo Awange.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

KISUMU COUNTY ASSEMBLE MEMBERS TO SPEND SH.4 MILLION DURING THEIR 10 DAY VISIT TO UGANDA

Kisumu County Assembly plans to visit Uganda for ten days at a cost of Sh. 7.4 million.

FAKE COP WAIGANJO WANTS TO MEET RAILA BEFORE DROPPING A BOMBSHELL ON HOW JUBILEE STOLE HIS VICTOR



ALLEGED Police imposter Joshua Waiganjo now wants to meet former Prime Minister Raila Odinga before releasing a dossier on how Jubilee rigged the last general elections.

Waiganjo who is being held in remand at Naivasha said the yet to be published memoirs would expose the web f deceit involving top government officials and how the rigging was planned.

 “The previous Government misled everybody and denied me a chance to speak out, watu wasijue ukweli. They succeeded and that’s why I decided I have to write a book, covering everything. I decided to even sacrifice my life, for people to know the truth’’he said.

UHURU INVITES RAILA TO STATE HOUSE THIS FRIDAY TO SEEK GUIDANCE ON LEADERSHIP FROM THE FORMER PM



PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta will this Friday host Prime Minister Raila Odinga at the State House to seek guidance on how to navigate the already staggering government.
Others invited in the same meeting are retired President Mwai Kibaki and his predecessor Daniel Arap Moi.

PRESIDENT KENYATTA GIVES MONEY TO LUO NEWCOMERS IN THE AUGUST HOUSE TO FIGHT RAILA



PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta now perfects retired president MOI leadership style of divide and rule as he wastes money on a section of Luo politicians to contain former prime minister Raila Odinga.

PASSENGERS STRANDED AT JKIA AS FUEL SHORTAGE BITES



HUNDREDS of passengers including Kenya Athletics team and other dignitaries stranded at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as lack of jet-A1 fuel starts to bite.

IEBC BOSS HASSAN TO BE SECRETLY FLOWN TO HOLLAND FOR ADVANCED THROAT CANCER TREATMENT

Arrangements are underway to secretly  transport cancer stricken IEBC boss Isaac Hassan to Holland for further specialist  treatment as his condition worsen.

Hassan who is suffering from advanced throat cancer will be taken to Ridge Hospital in Holland, the same hospital where the late former Vice President, Wamalwa Kijana, was admitted with heart problems.

However, the media has been blocked from covering the ailing Hassan for fear of bloating the issue out of proportion, considering that the IEBC boss is at the centre of investigation over the disputed Match 4th elections.

Hassan has suffered health complications same to that of his predecessor Samuel Kivuiti who helped retired President Mwai Kibaki to steal former Prime Minister Raila Odinga 2007 presidential victory.

PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA BUYS JACKAL NEWS TO BOOST HIS PROPAGANDA DOCKET

State House Director of New Media, Digital and Diaspora Dennis Itumbi has declared interest on the Jackal News, the latest flamboyant kid in the hapless Kenyan media scene, scene according to a series of Twitter communication.

The Jackal News, part of the Jackal Media Corporation, was launched in November 2011, with a view of offering the kind of news you will never find in the daily newspapers and on evening news.

Over the years, the website has made tremendous progress, but crucially it has been embedded one of the respected news outfits in the east African nation, home of four daily newspapers, less than a dozen TV channels and scores of FM channels.

It is clear if Itumbi was representing himself, unknown investors or his employer, but the Jackal News’s board of directors will make a decision based on the offer made that will include not just cash but also staff at Jackalnews and the vision of the new investor, . “We shall make a decision based on the offer being made, but we could very much like to remain in control, so the highest we can offload is 49% of the shareholding” said a Jackal News top official, who requested to remain unnamed because the official is not allowed to talk.

The new offer touched off a firestorm in the Social Media. In December 2012 a Kenyan resident in Canada (Investor)- Rashid Wanjala acquired the then fast rising Kenya-Today.com from political operative Jeff Nyamboga at what many digital media analysts termed as “bullish price”.

TOP LAWYERS TO ACCOMPANY KETHI TO CID HEADQUARTERS TODAY TO CLEAR HER NAME ON JUBILEE VOTER'S CARD SET-UP




TOP lawyers James Orengo, TJ Kagwang,Ndubi, Mutula Kilonzo Jnr together with activist Okiya Omtatah are now at the Serena Hotel,to concur before they accompany Kethi Kilonzo to CID headquarters to shed light on her eligibility as a Kenyan voter.

Monday, 5 August 2013

SONKO RELEASES LONDON FAMILY PHOTOS TO DISMISS LOVE AFFAIR WITH RACHAEL SHEBBESH





CONTROVERSIAL politician Mike Sonko says he loves his family despite accusations of being in love affair with Women Representative Rachael Shebbesh and a string of other women.



PRESIDENT KENYATTA SPEAKS ON TEACHERS SALARY.HERE'S HIS FULL PRESS RELEASE



It will be recalled that the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) called a strike on 25 June 2013.

It will be recalled that the Industrial Court sitting in Nairobi ordered KNUT to call off the strike on 2 July 2013.

It will be recalled that KNUT did not call off the strike until 17 July 2013. The implication of the Court decision is that the continued strike after 2 July 2013 was illegal and not protected under law.

It will be recalled that Government said that it would not pay teachers who were on strike for the days they did not work in July. That position stands correct by law and was reinforced by the Salaries Review Commission.

Under Section 79 (6) of the Labour Relations Act (2007), no employer is obliged to pay an employee for services not rendered during a protected (legal) strike.

Further, the Labour Relations Act (2007) Section 80 (1) b states that an employee who takes part in a strike that is not in compliance with the provisions of this Act – that is an illegal strike – is deemed to have breached the employment contract and is not entitled to any payment or any other benefit under the Act, in the period of the illegal strike.

In addition, the Employment Act 2007 Section 17 states that “an employer shall pay the entire amount of the wages earned by or payable to an employee in respect of work done by the employee in pursuance of contract of service directly”.

Dispute resolution

There are clear dispute resolution mechanisms that were available to KNUT, and which also apply to any other trade unions or employees directly. They include reporting the existence of a dispute to the Cabinet Secretary responsible for labour and various avenues for negotiations.

Government urges all unions to abide by the procedures laid down in their Collective Bargaining Agreements and to fully exhaust dispute resolution mechanisms as provided for in law before taking industrial action in order to guarantee stable industrial relations. Going forward, Government will follow in full, the provisions of the law in relation to this matter.

Government would like to take this opportunity to inform all trade unions that due adherence to the laid out mechanisms in law, including for dispute resolution, will form the basis for government engagement in any disputes.

July Pay

Having laid out the legal provisions which confirm that the KNUT strike became unprotected and therefore illegal after the 2 July 2013 Industrial Court order, Government states as follows:

Teachers agreed to extend school terms by a total of 2 weeks (one at the end of second term and one at the end of third term) in order to make up for time lost.
Teachers further agreed to carry out extra lessons during the second term to bring schools up to speed with the time lost.
In consideration of the above, Government has decided to pay teachers their withheld July salaries on the basis that they will teach for the time they were illegally absent from school.
Government urges KNUT to work with the Teachers Service Commission to ensure that teachers’ attendance in schools improves beyond the bleak picture of 50 per cent painted in a recent report.
KNUT agrees to work very closely with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to support the implementation of the laptop project so as to ensure the integration of ICT into the entire education sector in the country.
Further, KNUT agrees to work with the Teachers Service Commission and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in the delivery of quality education standards and services.

Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH

President of the Republic of Kenya & Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces

CHIEF STOPS EMUHAYA ELDERS FROM FEASTING ON A HEN THAT HAS HATCHED FOUR LEGGED CHICK





RESIDENTS OF Mwitokho village in Emuhaya district were this afternoon shocked after a hen hatched a four legged chick.

Already village elders have suggested that they be given the hen for sacrifice to avert any pending curse to the village. 

The elders’ attempt to feast on the hen has been met with sharp protest from the area assistant chief Mrs. Ruth Ingosi who has dismissed the ruling to slaughter the hen.

The administrator has maintained that the development was a sign of blessing and asked the family members to protect the hen and immediately impose fee on those willing to have a glimpse at the four legged chick.