Wednesday 17 January 2018
( 11/21/12)
At least 10 people have been shot and injured in Garissa after KDF soldiers reportedly shot indiscriminately at protesters who were trying to block military vehicles along Kismayu road that were headed to Somalia. Tension remains high in the area following the killing of three KDF soldiers yesterday. Several businesses have remained closed and residents have opted to remain indoors as KDF patrols the area. The town was yesterday placed under an unofficial curfew as soldiers conducted a house-to-house search for the killers of three soldiers early on Monday. The soldiers had stopped to change a tire on their truck at a local garage on Kismayu Road next to Midnimo Hotel when they were shot dead by unknown assailants. The...
( 11/21/12)
Two witnesses of the International Criminal Court (ICC) who had been placed under protective custody in Europe have been deported back to Kenya by their host country. It is not clear which of the four ICC accused the witnesses were to testify against over their role in the 2007-08 post-election violence, but both the deportees are residents of the Rift Valley. The four suspects facing crimes against humanity are Eldoret North MP William Ruto, journalist Joshua arap Sang, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura. The two witnesses were deported back to Nairobi last week under unclear circumstances. One was returned along with his wife and three children. One of the deportees refused to...
( 11/21/12)
Nairobi — A survey released by research firm Ipsos Synovate on Tuesday shows that presidential aspirants Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi and Uhuru Kenyatta's ratings have dropped by between three and four percent since September. On the other hand, the study conducted between November 10 and 16 indicated that William Ruto and Kalonzo Musyoka have gained support by three percent each. "The runners have dropped three percent for Odinga from 36 in September, Kenyatta from 30 to 26, and Mudavadi from seven to four percent," the study indicated. Synovate Consultant Tom Wolf said Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth who launched his presidential bid on November 4, improved from one percent to three percent while Martha Karua's popularity dropped by one percent from...
(20 minutes 11/21/12)
On November 15, 2012, High Court Judge David Majanja delivered the much-anticipated ruling on the issue of voting by Kenyans in the Diaspora. This was the matter of New Vision Kenya (NVK Mageuzi) et al v. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) & 4 Others, Petition No. 331 of 2012, in which the petitioners had sought orders among others, to compel IEBC to set up more polling stations in the Diaspora. The Court dismissed the petition, finding that the right of Kenyans abroad to vote was not absolute and may be subject to reasonable restrictions. It agreed with IEBC that the law only permitted "progressive realization" of the right to vote by these Kenyans. We respectfully disagree with the Honorable...
(African Global News 11/21/12)
The lion economies are on the prowl. McKinsey Global Institute, a business think tank, shows that sub-Saharan Africa's real GDP growth rate jumped to an annual average of 5.7%, up from only 2.4% over the previous two decades. However, impressive GDP growth rates in Africa have had no impact on Africa's chronic hunger and malnutrition. According to the first Africa Human Development Report by UNDP, over 200 million Africans are undernourished and one third of Africa's children are stunted. Africa's chronic hunger and malnutrition impairs livelihoods, undermines human development and creates intergenerational poverty traps. The US, the world's largest exporter of maize and wheat, is facing the most severe drought in 50 years. Similarly, severe weather has also visited havoc...

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