Accident of geography determines one’s condition in lifeI have recently been re-thinking about geography, in the context of patriotism and nationalism. There is perhaps no factor as important in determining one’s condition in life than the accident of where you are born. Having role models in your village or larger clan could also mitigate against the accident of geography. Globally this accident of geography was turned into various forms of nationalism, such as xenophobia, racism, tribalism and misogyny. Similarly, the accident of geography that leads to Muslims has now been turned into Islamophobia.
Acquisition of land critical to power transmission plansThe re-introduction of compulsory acquisition of land as an option in mitigating complexities associated with wayleaves breathes a new lease of life into the operations of industry players. The award so far arrived at by the Deputy County Commissioner may be challenged before the County Commissioner whose decision shall then be final. Previously, project implementing agencies have had to contend with long standing disputes and many times even court battles over land ownership and wayleaves acquisition. In carrying out this mandate we have had to grapple with complexities associated with wayleaves acquisition and challenges in survey. It is important that we identify and thoroughly outline/document need and purpose necessitating wayleaves acquisition and the challenges posed in the process.
Yes, Kenya has been repurposed for private gain in state captureA report released last week by the NGO Africog argues that the Kenyan state has been privatised, repurposed for private gain in a process described as state capture. However, as demonstrated by the challenges in the last three presidential contests, elections in Kenya remain hugely problematic. In fact, the report argues that a feature of state capture is the inability to hold free and fair elections as to do so would threaten the control of those in power. This would give Kenyatta back the power to fight corruption and a legacy in retirement. In retirement Kenyatta and Odinga would transition into guardian angels over Kenya, retaining a huge moral leash over the next president, and the country’s politics.
Tanzania’s lush green farms that supply Kenya with bhangA bhang plantation in a village in northern Tanzania near the Kenyan border. SEE ALSO :Bill spells tough rules for sellers, cigarette usersBut marijuana is openly grown here, even though, like Kenya, bhang is prohibited in Tanzania. Despite reports of police in Migori nabbing marijuana peddlers often hitting the headlines, the drug continues to find its way into Kenya. Investigation by Sunday Standard reveals a well-orchestrated racket that allows bhang to easily cross into Kenya through porous border points in Migori County. We bid Jacob goodbye and make our way back to Kenya, passing through other bhang farms, with our point man explaining to us the details about the owners of the farms, and when and where they sell.
Pastor from hell killed girl and ran across bordersPastor Charles Nyachwara before the Kitale High Court where he was sentenced to 25 years in jail for the murder of a 17-year-old girl who was pregnant with triplets on July 7, 2011. Last week, a Kitale court laid bare the calculative and manipulative character of the man who had turned from pastor to defiler to fugitive and now to convict. And for over five years Ogechi traversed Tanzania and Uganda where Nyachwara was believed to have fled to. In Uganda, the pastor settled in Mbale district and changed his citizenship before establishing a church. But it was not his eventual arrest that brought the Kitale court to a collective silence.
David Gikaria: Lawmaker or a bully who hides behind privilege? Gikaria, popularly known as TM for Team Manager by his supporters, is a colourful politician who never runs away from controversy. SEE ALSO :Nakuru Town East MP Gikaria arrested in yet another land sagaHis came in to the limelight through St Joseph Football Team, which he founded. SEE ALSO :MP Gikaria, businessman land row intensifiesThe father of seven served two terms as a councilor before the implementation of the devolved system of governance in 2013. About four of the cases that have seen Gikaria in court are closely linked to Mohammad.
At the heart of the British conceit surrounding Brexit is that the country imagined it was better off without the EU. On Friday, Prime Minister Theresa May gave up her sad and futile efforts to steer a Brexit deal through a toxic House of Commons. He thus chose to give the bluff to the hardliners in his Conservative Party, who favoured leaving the bloc. At the heart of the British conceit surrounding Brexit is that the country imagined it was better off without the EU. A hard-right wing of the Conservative Party believe so, and they have repeatedly resisted May’s Brexit compromises with the EU.
We must tame Parliament’s greed to ease the burden on taxpayersIt seems Kenyan MPs are unstoppable. Their appetite for higher perks and luxuries is insatiable, but it must now be contained, lest they plunge this country into an abyss of unbridled greed. It is laughable for any Kenyan MP to compare Kenya or its economy to those of powerhouses such USA or Canada. Even in Africa, Kenya cannot compare itself with South Africa whose economy is far more robust and healthier. Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.
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The Jubilee divide: Is the party over for ruling outfit? The Jubilee Party headquarters in Pangani along Thika Super Highway. “Many of us who have been leaders of political parties are concerned about the status of Jubilee. “Those saying the party is dead are doing so because their understanding of political parties’ activities is bashing and kicking other opponents. We are forming a political outfit that is beyond this,” said Tuju.
How police bungle ‘open and shut’ murder casesJoseph Kang’ethe, a murder suspect released by a court, with MUHURI director Khelef Khalifa when he turned himself to the police. Yet, despite the confession, police officers and prosecutors could not secure a conviction in what was arguably an open and shut case. Justice Teresiah Matheka ruled that Mwangi should not have been arraigned in court since there was no evidence linking him to the murder. The suspects were on trial for the June 13, 2009 robbery and murder of John Kimanzi Nzau, an OCPD in Othaya. The Confession Rules came in force in 2009 and some police officers may not have been trained,” the lawyer said.
To the students of corporate governance, it should come as no surprise that the CEO and chairman are one and the same person. American plane maker Boeing is still in a state of denial. In other words, a relatively safe ground-based Microsoft Office programme requires more time for coursework than a significant change to operating a Boeing 737 airplane. SIMULATORMay 19, 2019: Boeing confesses there is a defect in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots. Of course this assumes you were one of the rare ones who had access to a 737 MAX flight simulator.
Kieleweke asks for House recognition amid claims group is on its deathbedNominated MP Maina Kamanda and other legislators aligned to the Kieleweke faction during a church service in Nyeri County last month. SEE ALSO :Ruto: I will not let Raila split Jubilee over handshake“We now have more than 20 MPs in the House supporting us. From being jeered and kicked out of churches across the Mt Kenya region to losing some of its key members, Team Kieleweke has endured many setbacks and finds itself between having to sustain the tempo or becoming a cropper. “This group called Kieleweke cannot teach me how to work with Uhuru. So bad is the relationship between Kieleweke and Tanga Tanga that Kihara refused to sit with Ngunjiri’s team at the service.
He added: "We want to know if the flaws in the IFMIS system are engineered or accidental. Mr Mudavadi asked MPs to initiate the audit process before the reading of the budget next month. “We want to know if the flaws in the IFMIS system are engineered or accidental. Is this Ifmis a miracle that cannot be checked by persons trusted to take care of taxpayers’ money?” he posed. Mr Mudavadi warned that Deputy President William Ruto was turning the region into a hunting ground for cheap political acquisition.
Happily, he burbled that it had been a great experience and he enjoyed every bit of it. More than eight million Brits tuned in to watch the national humiliation on television. Nevertheless, more than eight million Brits tuned in to watch the national humiliation on television. What’s more, when Michael, aged 21, returned home to his native town of Hartlepool on the northeast coast, he received a hero’s welcome, with Union flags, confetti and cheers. Happily, he burbled that it had been a great experience and he enjoyed every bit of it.