Saturday, 30 June 2012

Maina Njenga,G.G.Kariuki attend Mkenya Solidarity Movement rally in Nakuru

Former Mungiki leader turned Peace Ambassador Mr Maina Njenga talks to the Mkenya Solidarity Movement party leader Mr G.G.Kariuki during the party peace cum campaign rally on Saturady,June 30.Speakers at the well attended rally called for peace and tolerance as the country gears towards campaigns in readiness for the 2012 General elections.

Kenyans comments on Tolerance day

Yvonne Khamati:Senior Diplomat.

Today was tolerance day; we sampled some of the comments made by Kenyans on the Facebook.

Pollyne Owoko:I want each of you my friends to join me on 30th June in celebrating #ToleranceDay. Let us refrain from anger, insults and hate speech and bad messages and say a good and kind word to ourselves and on social media to those we differ with ideologically and politically! We are one Kenya, one People. Our vote should NEVER divide us again. Pass the message. I am proud to be Kenyan. (I shall support and get involved with this wonderful initiative)

Jared Ondieki:I want each of you my friends join me on 30th June in celebrating #TOLERANCE day. Let us refrain from anger, insults and hate speech n bad messages n say a good n kind word to ourselves and on social media to those we differ with ideologically and politically! We are one Kenya, one people. Our vote should NEVER divide us again. Pass this message. I AM PROUD TO BE KENYAN,.......

Yvonne Khamati:I want each of you my friends to join me on 30th June in celebrating #ToleranceDay. Let us refrain from anger, insults and hate speech and bad messages and say a good and kind word to ourselves and on social media to those we differ with ideologically and politically! We are one Kenya, one People. Our vote should NEVER divide us again. Pass the message. I am proud to be Kenyan.

Wa  Beck with: A friend is in need of help, she is in Hospital she needs a Brain scan she is in a bad condition Hospital bill is getting higher and higher. Please let’s Help My freind.Danny,Papa and I are helping but we need more Help. Please M-pesa on 0706153660. Thanks Guys, We really never know when we need Help.

Margaret Wangechi:If all Kenyans think an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth then all Kenyans will be blind and toothless

Focus on Young ones:AP`S visit children home

AP`S visit children home
 A number of Administration Police officers led by their Police Spokesman Mr.Masoud Mwinyi in one of their many philanthropic initiative activities ,recently   spent their time at the Good Samaritan children home in the sprawling slum of  Mathare,Nairobi  where they ,mingled freely with children and gave them goodies as a fulfillment of their social responsibility we bring you a pictorial of some of the best moments at the home.The AP is headed by Mr.Kinuthia Mbugua as the Commandant.
Children had a lovely moment sharing camera experience with AP Camera man David Randall and one child enjoyed being washed by Inspector Kimeria.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Ugandan,Somali PM hold talks

Somali PM Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed

Amama Mbabazi

Ugandan,Somali PM hold talks
By our reporter in  Kampala,Uganda
The Prime Minister of Somalia, Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali  met his Ugandan counterpart, Amama Mbabazi to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues.
Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed  who is on State visit, arrived in Uganda  on the morning of  Thursday,June and said at the meeting with Mbabazi that Somalia’s clan chiefs will elect 225 Members of Parliament next month. The two also discussed Al- Shabaab, an organisation linked to terror group, Al Qaeda.
Meanwhile a historic meeting between the Presidents of Somalia and Somaliland in Dubai may be the first step towards ending years of bloodshed there.
The meeting, facilitated by the United Arab Emirates  (UAE) was the first in 21 years. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the president of Somalia’s transitional federal government, and Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, the president of the Republic of Somaliland, signed a declaration that paves the way for future talks and cooperation between the two nations on Thursday.

Raila still leads in Infotrak Presidential opinion polls

Raila still leads in Ifotrak Presidential Opinion Polls.

Kenay`s Prime Minister Mr Raila Odinga still leads in the Presidential polls if they were held today according to an opinion poll conducted by the Infotrak Research and consulting company released on Friday,June 29 in Nairobi Kenya.
Infotrak CEO Angela Ambitho while releasing the opinion results.
Odinga during the polls conducted between May,17 and May 19 this year polled 35 percent,followed by the Deputy Prime Minister Mr Uhuru Kenyatta with 17.3 percent while former Cabinet Minister Mr.William Ruto got 9.9 percent in the polls.

Other Presidential hopefuls like Vice-President Mr.Kalonzo Musyoka got 8.8 percent, another Deputy Prime Minster Mr.Musalia Mudavadi had 8.5 percent,former Cabinet Minister Ms Martha Karua 3.9 percent,Assistant Minister for Planning Mr.Peter Kenneth 2.0 percent,and Constitutional Affairs Minister Mr. Eugine Wamalwa acquired 1.7 percent.8.8 percent of respondents were undecided on whom to vote for.

In the highlights released by Infotrak CEO Ms Angela Ambitho it emerged that Mudavadi was the preffered alternative Presidential candidate for candidates Odinga,Kenyatta,Musyoka,Kenneth and Wamalwa.  

ODM party emerged as still the most popular party among Kenyans followed by Wiper Democratic party and Party of National Unity in that order.

On the issues Kenyans want to be addressed by the two Principals in the Coalition President Kibaki and Prime Minister Mr Raila Odinga Implementation of the new constitution topped followed by issue of insecurity and violence.

Issue of high cost of living came third followed by unemployment especially among youth and Tribalism.
Other issues they want the two Principals who formed a coalition Government after the disputed 2007 Presidential elections are Tribalism,Economic growth,settlement of Internally Displaced people,political instability,poor infrastructure and power shortage,civic education on elections and constitution,Food insecurity and price control.

Popularity of several Presidential hopefuls had dropped in the last one month.They include Odinga by 7.3 percent,Kenyatta by 4.3 percent and Martha Karua by 1.3 percent.Those whose popularity has increased include Ruto by 5.0 percent and Mudavadi by 3.7 percent.

Karua was according to the polls the popular running mate other than a Presidential candidate for the Presidential hopefuls.
Top five Presidential candidates showed that they control their regions apart from Mudavadi who in Western Province was beaten by Prime Minister Odinga.

Museveni to meet Somali PM today
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
By our reporter in Somalia
Somali Prime Minister Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali is expected  to hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala  on Friday,June 29.Ali  is also expected to  meet Ugandan  Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and the Army Chief Gen Aronda Nyakairima.
Ali will also visit a few families of Ugandan soldiers currently serving under AMISOM, relatives of those who died and those who are wounded.
Meanwhile the Commander of Ugandan contingent of soldiers fighting in AMISOM Brig Paul Lokech has said that the  capture of Balaad by AMISOM peacekeepers on Tuesday is not only a loss of territory, but a big blow to the Al- Shabaab who also lost lots of weapons.
“After a peaceful entry on Tuesday, as the insurgents fled the town, some wanted to create insecurity on Balaad-Mogadishu road and we beat them up. We captured one alive and took from them eight submachine guns, one PK machine gun and one rocket propelled grenade. Of course some of them died,” said Brig  Lokech, the commander of the Ugandan contingent in Somalia on Wednesday.
Balaad is a key strategic town, being the gateway connecting Mogadishu to central Somalia as well as the Puntland region.

Ladies World:Penina Kemunto

Penina Kemunto is an Immigration officer in Nairobi, trained in Business Management and Human resource and her Peace message to the world is ``remember to deny every thought,suggestion,influence and sight that may be evil today as the future shall be according to us what you build today.Give the world the best you have, the world is crying for peace.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Peaceful Demo for MPS to pay tax

Young one was also not left in the demonstration

A section of participants participate in the demonstration
 Peaceful Demo for MPS to pay tax

A peaceful demonstration organized by among others CNN  award winning Photo-Journalist under a lobby group called   Kenya Ni Kwetu lobby to press Kenyan MPS to pay taxes was held on Thursday,June 28.
The demonstration dubbed ``love protest``bagan from Nairobi`s historic   Uhuru Park’s Freedom Corner to parliament buildings with demonstrators chanting slogans and carrying placards in protest of Kenyan MPS perpetuation of the culture of impunity.

They also demanded their Kenyan legislators to adhere to the practice of being faithful to the constitution which was promulgated in 2010.
Mwangi said during the demonstration,``This is a call to action to Kenyans to reflect on their personal responsibility in building a better country, where only responsible leaders who remain faithful to the Constitution are elected to office.``.He added that together with Kenya Ni Kwetu they will work to enable a patriotic citizens’ movement to take bold and effective actions in building a new Kenya with a vision  to foster unity among youth and inspire them to pursue social and political change through peaceful elections.

protestors march along a city street

one of the organisers of the event Mr Boniface Mwangi (second from right) joins other demonstrators

Demonstrators carrying placards head to Parliament buildings.

Even this ladies were not left out.

Film on disputed Kenyan Elections screened in Nairobi

 Brother Time Fil Director Wesley Shrum

One of the episodes in the fil
 Film on disputed Kenyan elections Screened in Nairobi.

A film on Kenya`s disputed 2007 elections which left at least 1 500 dead and more than 500 000 uprooted from their homes was screened at a Nairobi hotel on Wednesday,June 27.
The Presidential results which were announced by then Electoral Commission of Kenya Chairman Mr.Samuel Kivuitu showing that President Kibaki of PNU had beaten his closest rival Mr.Raila Odinga now the Prime Minister saw Kenya which was seen as more peaceful in the region engulfed by war,poverty and unstable Governments.
The film which is called Brother time and revolving around a relationship between two neighbors whose friendship turns to conflict as ethnic passions threaten to engulf them.
Struggles over power and land going back to colonial times are crytalized during the voting,when allegations of rigging erupt into widespread violence.The film is directed by Wesley Shrum who has been Professor of Sociology at Louisiana state University since 1982 and has worked in Kenya since 1994.A Kenyan Dr.Paul Mbatia is a co-producer of the film and Chair of Sociology at the University of Nairobi (UON) which is one of the largest academic departments in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kericho tea plantation which is also featured in the film

Wananchi among them the Chairman of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Dr.Mzalendo Kibunja (seated left) watch the film at a Nairobi hotel during its screening.
Principal Cast in the film are Joseph Wainaina,Thomas Mutai,Ellis Njoka,Reverend Ngure,Japheth Ruto,Eliud Omolo and Paul N.Mbatia.
Supporting cast in the film consists of Enos Njeru,John Boit,David Langat,Joyce Okumu,Moses Onchiri and Isaac Tarus.Others are Edward Pretet,Ricahrd Mulwa and David Osiani.
For more on the film google

Three months ultimatum for counterfeits mobile phones users or......

Information PS Speaks at the function
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 Three months ultimatum for counterfeits mobile phones users or..........
People using counterfeits mobile phones in Kenya have been given a three months ultimatum to register them or else have them blocked or face prosecution.
Speaking during a campaign to rid off usage of counterfeits cellphones in Kenya the country`s Commissioner of Police said the said phones have been used to perpetrate crimes like terrorism,money laundering and even spreading hate speeches especially this time when the country is preparing to hold its general election in March next yaer.
His sentiments were echoed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information Dr.Bitange Ndemo who said that the Government is fully prepared to deal with people who spread hate messages through phones and will also monitor the usage of social media like facebook,twitter and blogs to ensure that hate and propaganda messages aimed at causing havoc ahead of the forthcoming general election is not spread through the said mode of communication.
Dr Ndemo said that during the 2007 and 2008 campaign period and election time the Government was  not  able to trace the origin of hate messages as it didn`t have the right gadgets to track the people sending them but this time around such people sending those messages or involved in telephony crimes will not escape.
The function which was held at a Nairobi hotel on Thursday,June 28  was also attended by representatives of mobile providers Safaricom,Airtel,Orange Telcom and Yu Mobile led by Safaricom CEO Mr.Bob Colymore

Information PS Dr.Bitange Ndemo flanked by Commissioner of Police Mr Mathew Iteere briefs the press after the launch of the campaign at a Nairobi hotel.