- The Hustler’s Jet Versus Hungry Kenyans
- Complex ICC System Shapes Kenya Destiny
- Will Kenya Budget 2013/2014 Change Slums Housing?
- Kshs 56 Billion for Machakos County: Is Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua the No. 1 Governor?
- Kenya University System 63,000 Students Intake 2013
There is a difference between grabbing of land, putting land to productive use to sustain life and buying of land as a business producing food to supply world needs. The article titled, “Kenyatta led elite in land grabbing,” based on the truth and justice commission can only be correct if the land did not meet the global accepted economic usage, did not pay leasehold rent rates, did not pay property rates and was never used as a factor of production. Whereas, 1st Kenya President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, 2nd Kenya President Daniel Moi, Mbiyu Koinange, Ronald Ngala, Oginga Odinga, Gikonyo Kiano, J.M. Kariuki, Masinde Muliro and Paul Ngei are reported as persons who benefitted with large tracts of land. Could it be possible that the commission failed to explore land based on investing to advance World Economics?
Kenya Ambassador to the United Nations wrote a letter and then an opinion the comments and discussions that followed showed how the complex International Criminal Court (ICC) system is shaping Kenya Destiny. “In Mr.Kamau's world an elected leader should not face any trial. And anyone facing trial should fight to be elected into office and if successful, the cases should be dropped automatically. He also needs to clarify if he believes Kenya is a signatory to the Rome Statute. However, I commend him for knowing which side of his bread is buttered,” Dick commented below the opinion. ...
Geraldine Mwikali wonders why the Deputy President William Ruto could not use a state owned plane like the presidential plane. She says that if indeed he is a hustler like he says he is, he should have realized that Kshs.18.5 is wastage and nothing more. She feels he needs to redefine that word as he is not a hustler and probably does not understand who a hustler is....
“Open the door or I will remove the razor,” spoke Daniel Owira performing his act for the President Uhuru Kenyatta, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and others. Owira was then referring to a makeshift door of polythene or plastic paper. The performance showcasing the poverty Kenyans live in that to enter where they live all that was needed was razor to cut the polythene paper. When reporters followed Owira to his actual residence in a slum, this stopped becoming a funny performance; it became the reality of poor settlements and poverty. Those who care more about fellow humans begins than luxury feel the Kshs 1.6 trillion budget will do very little to change the direction of slums growth. ...
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit three African nations according to white house press release that reads, “President Obama and the First Lady look forward to traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 26 - July 3. The President will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including through expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders.”
The brutal killings that have been going on in Busia and Bungoma for almost a month now have left many Kenyans insecure and angry. The question everybody is asking is where are the security forces when one needs them? Many have been quick to point out that security forces were slow to respond to the cries of the residents of Mandera, Bungoma and Busia and when they came, they did not do much to arrest the situation.
The debate of the two committees Public Accounts Committee (PAC) & Public Investments Committee(PIC) that ensure the Kshs 1.6 billion voted is spent as allocated and no stealing in all Parastatals and Government Corporations is the Nairobi circus. This debate has put Members of Parliament MPs Political IQ to work as regards Majority and Minority systems created by new constitution. The Minority coalition keeps calling itself, “Opposition,” a word that does not appear in the Kenya Constitution 2010 anywhere. The minority has called upon their defeated national leader former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to help them out.
“When China opened its doors in 1978 investors and entrepreneurs would enter the China market with over $100 billion capital and create an economic boom,” is a remark one will here in a business conference. Kenya 47 County doors can be open for development through capital investment. The 10 counties below are our top 10 predictions of counties and Governors who will improve their counties the most in order from the top by the end of the budget year 2013/2014. Our projection is based on Counties potential to attract private capital. The economic policy a Governor leads to enactment will determine if they can raise capital.
President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened his relationship with Diaspora during a meeting with Kenyans in London. The President addressing the Kenyans urged Diaspora to support African governments for development and prosperity. He asked them to be good ambassadors to their country and the African continent. He noted the negative focus by international media as one that often shows dark Africa hopeless continent of poverty, conflicts and disease. President Kenyatta spoke of a new rising Africa that is now a place of hope and opportunity. He noted all countries in the world experience challenges.
February 2013, Kshs 69.7 billion deficit; January 2013, Kshs 83.6 billion deficit; December 2012, Kshs 76.9 deficit… The best performance of Kenya Balance of Trade (BOT) dates back in June 1999 when a deficit of Kshs 2.175 billion was recorded. The worst performance was in August of 2011 when the highest deficit ever of Kshs 89.85 billion was recorded. Kenya poor BOT is mainly because the exports of agriculture products like: Coffee, Tea, Textiles, Iron ore and others fetch little compared to what we pay for imports like: machinery, motor vehicles, transport equipment, petroleum, iron, technology, building materials and others. Foreign Affairs Secretary will have to find a way to get us to lower Balance of Trade if Kenya hopes to tackle the growing unemployment rate.
“I was raised by a heroic single mom, wonderful grandparents—made incredible sacrifices for me. And I know there are moms and grandparents here today who did the same thing for all of you. But I sure wish I had had a father who was not only present, but involved. Didn’t know my dad. And so my whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle and my girls what my father was not for my mother and me. I want to break that cycle where a father is not at home —where a father is not helping to raise that son or daughter. I want to be a better father, a better husband, a better man.” President Barack Obama said when delivering the commencement speech in an all-male historically black college in Atlanta. Below the full speech.
“We will look to expand tourism to 3 million visitors,” President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed. Mrs. Phyllis Kandie will be charged with this responsibility. Using the common saying “A picture is one thousand words,” one can say some of this words, “Mrs Kandie appears as someone who can grow Kenya tourism and especially the international market.” Her expanded duties include: East African Affairs and Commerce. If she is able to build her ministry to serve the private sector then she will be creating so many jobs. It is said that one international tourist one day visit is equivalent to a barrel of Oil produced in economic terms for at a minimum the tourist spends $100. 3 million visitors averaging 5 days visits is 15 million new visits or a $1.5 billion new tourism sector.
No person loves to be under a crime prosecution process. When citizens of a county entrust one with the constitutional office of Presidency, they do not want to see their President considered as having committed a crime. President Uhuru Kenyatta recent visit to United Kingdom showed the difficulties of one having an indictment. Prime Minister David Cameron avoided to be pictured with President Uhuru Kenyatta with consideration the picture can be used against him. To be able to have freedom President Kenyatta needs the International Criminal Court (ICC) case to end. Below 6 ways through which his ICC case at the Hague can come to an end.
Protesters who now call Kenya Members of Parliament “MPigs,” brought a batch of pigs to parliament grounds as they protested the greed by Members of Parliament. The surprise factor was the blood poured for these pigs to feed on, a symbol of how MPigs are feeding on Kenya blood. Kenyans worldwide are tired of MPs who want become billionaires through taxing others. The Kenya Constitution in article 230 (4) The powers and functions of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission shall be to— (a) set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all State officers. If published media stories are accurate the Speaker of the House estimated budget of Kshs 24.5 billion could be unconstitutional if the foundational system did not comply with Kenya Constitution 2010.
Poison can cause death from an accidentally contact with poison or accidentally bite by creature whose bite disposes poison. Poison can also cause death when one intentionally administers poison to their body to cause die, also called “Suicide.” Poison also causes death when one intentionally administers or exposes one to poison with intention to cause kill the person, also called “Murder.” With media reports emerging that former Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo death has been ruled as not caused by heart attack; poisoning will now feature more. The fact that a person who was at house was initially not disclosed shows there is more to unravel. Following advances in forensic science, poisoning is no longer a mysterious death especially if the poison used is one of the known poisons. Once poison is detected the next stage would be to determine whether the former Senator committed suicide or was murdered. Below a look at 24 poisons that consumed, inhaled or injected can cause death.
The National Social Security Fund NSSF announced yesterday that it has given employers of domestic workers up to the end of this month to register and pay a mandatory Kshs 400 every month to NSSF. Parents who are employers who fail to remit the money will be liable to pay a fine of upto Kshs.15,000. Officials from NSSF are set to conduct a door to door inspection of all residential homes to ensure that all employers adhere to this directive. Domestic workers are supposed to be paid a minimum of Kshs.7000 in the Cities and a minimum of Kshs.6000 in areas outside the city. They are also entitled to a one month paid leave.
In 2007 David Karangu would sell his Mercedes Benz, BMW, Ford, VW, Subaru and other dealerships and retire at age 40 as a self made multi-millionaire. He then relocated to Atlanta from Augusta. The city of Augusta is famous for hosting the Masters PGA golf tournament and was the home of the late singer, James Brown. Before settling in Atlanta he took a world tour and then built his house which is today arguably one of the biggest houses in Atlanta. By mid 2010 he would find himself pulled back to the business he fell in love when he was 18 years old.
“What a journey it has been! When I set out on the quest to become President of Kenya, I knew it was one that would be filled with challenges and other unknowns,” says Martha Karua message to supporters titled where we go from here!. “I know many are asking "where do we go from here?" Personally, I will be honest with you and let you know that I am taking some time to reflect and unwind from what has been a long and tough campaign.” From meetings in the Diaspora and in Kenya Martha Karua from 2009 did her best. At the very end even voters from Gichugu constituency in Kirinyaga County did not vote for her only garnering 1,460 or 1% of the votes as she managed 43,881 or 0.36% of the national vote. Regardless of outcome, we thank her for making democracy work by offering herself as a candidate for President.
“I thank God that the students have been given this opportunity to showcase,” said Cleophas Malala after the staging of a play that showcased the Kikuyu as exploiters. Cleophas went ahead to say, “I'm glad today because Kenyans have seen the truth; because we have exposed the real truth to the Kenyans. It is up to the citizens of this country to ensure they embrace the message in that play. That play, simply talks about ethnicity. It depicts the way our society has been infested by unequal distribution of resources. We are saying it is time we took the bull by the horns. We are saying we want to uproot the seed of tribalism. We cannot purport to talk about cohesion and integration yet we have not talked the real issues affecting us.” Whereas the play was entertainment, Cleophas Malala message wasn’t. Let’s understand the play and this message through several questions including the question: Are Kikuyu Exploiters?
President Uhuru Kenyatta during his weekend trip to Nyeri County took a moment to walk and shake hands with youth in Nyeri. Whereas a president benefits in connecting with supporters the true benefit goes to the young man who is lucky to get the President to shake their hand. Below are 4 benefits to a youth that gets the handshake from the President.
Sports, Culture and Arts can be considered as the next frontier to Kenya success. Sports, Culture and Arts well developed is capable of contributing consistently at 10% level toward the Gross Domestic Product of a nation and in so doing provide 10% of the jobs in a county at any given year. Sports Culture and Arts also contribute heavily to security of a nation when young minds are kept business discussing sports rather than taking drugs. They contribute to a healthier nation and create savings in medical expenditure. They are also a major factor in local and even international tourism. With the right goals Dr. Arero could be leading Kenya to have more entrants into the Olympics through well thought out initiatives.
Ever wanted to know more about the life, the challenges, the circumstances, and the perseverance surrounding the life of your pastor(s)? If so, then this is the book to read. Dr. Karĩmi has researched and written on this topic, offering you an opportunity not only to read and understand, but most importantly to know what you can do to be part of lifting the burden of stress that affects these servants of God. The solutions are recommended from a three-pronged approach: