| Published Mon, February 19th 2018 at 00:00, Updated February 18th 2018 at 19:22 GMT +3A dried up section of River Thegu. Conservationists blame numerous water intakes along the rivers for the drying rivers downstream, February 16, 2018. PHOTO: Mose Sammy, StandardWater levels in some of Mt Kenya’s key rivers have decreased significantly over the past few years. Along Thegu River, residents were particularly opposed to a 17-inch intake which they claimed diverts the river water to a politician’s home. A state of water towers report by the Kenya Water Towers Agency contends that the health of water towers is directly linked to the forest cover and any impact on forest vegetation will either have a positive or negative effect on the water resources.
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| Published Mon, February 19th 2018 at 00:00, Updated February 18th 2018 at 23:38 GMT +3[Photo: Courtesy]Residents of Kathangacini and Kamutuandu in Tharaka North welcomed the first police post since independence. The post is expected to spearhead the fight against banditry that has rocked the area for decades. Speaking during a ceremony to receive six police officers at Kamutuandu Police Post, Senator Kithure Kindiki announced plans to deploy Anti-Stock Theft Unit officers in Nkiruni and Kiamiramba, and recruit at least 100 Kenya Police Reservists. Leaders attending the ceremony welcomed the new post. Tharaka North Deputy County Commissioner Vincent Aluaka called on residents to co-operate with the officers to end insecurity.
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| Published Mon, February 19th 2018 at 00:10, Updated February 19th 2018 at 00:06 GMT +3NASA leader Raila Odinga. Matungulu MP Stephen Mule now wants NASA to take up its role in oversighting the Jubilee Administration and its leader Raila to initiate talks with President Uhuru. My party leader, Raila Odinga you have an agenda for this country but the foot soldiers in Parliament cannot continue walking out of Parliament. [Photo: Courtesy]Political activist Miguna Miguna on Sunday unloaded on his NASA counterparts in a surprise attack. Dr Miguna claimed that NASA strategist David Ndii and NASA CEO Norman Magaya were secretly working with the Jubilee regime to scuttle Opposition’s plans.
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Related Content Bad politics denies curio sellers livelihoodEven though business is bad, its gates still remain open. Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers executive officer Sam Ikwaye says many hotels at the coast are struggling to stay open. SGRHowever, not all is doom and gloom, as some hotels say they are doing good business, especially since the new railway service to the coast opened up domestic tourism. The new railway service, he adds, has boosted his revenue by 20 per cent. This type of tourism comes in large groups, is usually planned in advance, and therefore hotels can be assured of occupancy.
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By WAIKWA MAINAMore by this AuthorA business partnership between an export company based in the United States and a Sh1.2 billion horticultural processing factory in Nyandarua has re-energised farmers in the region. Officially opened in 2004 by then Cabinet Minister for Agriculture Kipruto arap Kirwa, Midland horticultural processing factory nearly collapsed due to years of mismanagement. A farmer, Mr Jacob Kamande, is optimistic that the potato growers would reap maximum benefits from the new partnership. It will enable me practice crop rotation in my one-acre farm and still earn from the vegetables,” Mr Kamande said. The farmer appeals to the factory management to consider advancing payments to farmers to help improve production activities.
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This government was elected in a democratic process,” said Mr Ruto, who was speaking during an inter-denominational thanksgiving prayer service at Chepkemel in Uasin Gishu County. We will not engage in divisive and hate politics again,” said Mr Ruto. Mr Ruto said that in Uasin Gishu County alone, the government had connected 220,000 people to electricity, up from 67,000 five years ago. “All of us must submit to the Constitution of Kenya and the rule of law, not the rule of men,” said Mr Ruto. We have a track record of abiding by the rule of law and we will continue doing so,” said Mr Ruto.
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By EDITORIALMore by this AuthorThe national cricket tream lost all its five matches, finishing last in the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two in Namibia last week. The awful show comes after the Under-19 cricket team finished 15th out of 16 teams in the 2018 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand last month. Cricket Kenya must put the right programmes in place. Cricket Kenya must do more to pull the country out of this quagmire. One wonders what plans Cricket Kenya has for the Under-19 team.
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By JUSTUS OCHIENG'More by this AuthorBy VICTOR RABALLAMore by this AuthorPolitical grandstanding and premature succession politics could derail service delivery in Kisumu. Mr Outa and Kisumu Central MP Fred Ouda had to scamper for safety after Prof Nyong’o’s supporters turned on them, accusing them of undermining the county leadership. We want to tell our senator to work with Prof Nyong’o or face the wrath of Kisumu electorates,” he said. OUTA JEEREDMr Outa had during the funeral in Nyando declared that Prof Nyong’o had agreed to back him for the governor post at the end of his first term. On Saturday, Mrs Odinga, speaking on phone from London, called for political tolerance and cautioned against succession politics debate.
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By ABDULKADIR KHALIFMore by this AuthorMOGADISHUEleven Somali migrants have been repatriated from Libya. The Somali returnees add to the number of the several sub-Saharan countries' nationals who have been rescued from Libya, where they were reportedly being sold into slavery. The Somali returnees were also met at the Mogadishu airport by Cabinet ministers and members of Parliament. REPATRIATEThe Mogadishu government had formed a committee led by ambassador to the EU, Mr Ali Fiqi, to repatriate the migrants from Libya. Last year, Mogadishu also sought the return of its nationals detained in India, promising to negotiate with other governments to release Somalis imprisoned in foreign countries.
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Kenya Police deputy coach Patrick Mugambi and team captain Oliver Echenje dedicated their Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League trophy to the late Kaunda, who died on Saturday dawn after an illness. On hand to receive the league trophy was Kaunda’s widow Amina Juma as the hockey fraternity mourned the 49-year-old former international and father of three as mentor, player and coach. HAT-TRICKTelkom Kenya, who are unbeaten since 2014, also received their 20th women’s national league trophy. Kaunda’s last match with Police was on February 10 against the 2016 Premier League champions Butali Warriors. Wazalendo Masters beat Multimedia University 2-1 to win the KHU National League though both teams have qualified for the Premier League next season.
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Yet, the dynamics surrounding food safety and nutrition are too vital to be ignored. We desperately need a National Food Safety Authority to ensure that standards are adhered to. The United States has the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and also introduced the Food Safety and Modernisation Act (FSMA) 2011. This Act, instead of being curative, became preventive as the US responded to food safety incidents, which it has tamed. POLICIESIn Kenya, both the National Food Safety Policy and the National Food Nutrition and Security Policy ignore consumer sensitisation and involvement.
Sexual abuse or exploitation of women and children by UN peacekeepers in Haiti has also been reported. When her article on the sexual abuse of female refugees was published in The New York Times, she was warned that she would never work for UNHCR again. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has promised to change the culture of silence and has even instituted a new directive that allows staff to report cases of sexual harassment through a confidential helpline. WHISTLE-BLOWERSMost women at the UN do not report sexual harassment or other forms of abuse because the highly hierarchical, male-dominated environment does not tolerate whistle-blowers. UK International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt says she will withdraw funding from aid organisations that do not take sexual harassment or abuse seriously.
By MAURICE AMUTABIMore by this AuthorWhen apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, Cyril Ramaphosa was expected to become the Deputy President to Nelson Mandela. But somehow, things did not work out, and Thabo Mbeki was named Mandela’s deputy. MANDELA LEGACYWhen Thabo Mbeki came to power, there were strong indications that he might name Ramaphosa Deputy President. Mbeki would sack Zuma as Deputy President in 2005, only for the latter to defeat him in the ANC elections in Polokwane, and eventually become the president. He was not Zuma’s first choice for deputy president, for obvious reasons.
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Luhya elders led by COTU boss Francis Atwoli on Sunday resolved that Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi remains the community's spokesperson. After talking with other elders, we have agreed that my brother here still has our support," Atwoli said. Philip Masinde, chairman of the Luhya council of elders, asked the leaders present to respect each other and unite in efforts to develop Western. Mudavadi was heavily criticised by a section of Luhya leaders after he skipped the Uhuru Park event. Other leaders present were MP Ayub Savula (Lugari), Tindi Mwale (Butere), Christopher Aseka (Khwisero), Omboko Milemba (Emuhaya), and Bunyasi Sakwa (Nambale).
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