With the vote, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage. In 2017, Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled that the law defining marriage as the union between a man and a woman was unconstitutional. After two years of lobbying by gay rights activists and making amendments, lawmakers decided to recognise same-sex unions. Even with the excitement in the air, LGBTQ+ rights activists noted that the law was not clear on cross-national marriages and co-adoption rights for same-sex couples. UNIQUE IN ASIATaiwan's case is unique as no other Asian country has formally recognised same-sex marriages.
May 19, 2019 07:41 UTC
The DCI boss George Kinoti is on record stating that Mr Wetang’ula was a person of interest and would be required to record a statement on the scandal. The Sunday Nation established that Mr Wetangula was on an official trip in Hong Kong with a Senate committee. Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka confirmed that Mr Wetangula was among a group of senators on the trip and is expected back in the country at the end of the week. He is one of the persons whose names were mentioned in a leaked audio tape discussing the release of the Sh400 million gold haul. Mr Odinga could not be reached for his side of the story as he is out of the country.
May 19, 2019 07:30 UTC
By using loopholes in the law and protection from the police and politicians, fake gold cartels harbour some of the untouchable criminals operating on Kenyan soil. Mr Mertoglou’s predicament mirrors what foreigners who are conned by Kenyan gold scammers go through whenever they try to seek justice after being conned. By using loopholes in the law and protection from the police and politicians, fake gold cartels harbour some of the untouchable criminals operating on Kenyan soil. This came after another influential detective, derisively referred to as the “godfather” of the fake gold and counterfeit currency, was removed from his position. With such lenient punishments and the societal glorification of those who make wealth fraudulently, it is not difficult to see why Nairobi has been turned into a gold scammers’ paradise.
May 19, 2019 07:30 UTC
Six notorious criminals were arrested on Saturday evening by DCI detectives in Kilimani following a violent robbery in Kitengela. DCI detectives have nabbed several suspects in Kilimani in the past month. On May 4, DCI detectives arrested seven suspects with millions of fake US dollars. Days earlier, there was a similar operation that led to the arrest of six suspects with fake gold in the same area. Two weeks earlier, 14 suspects were arrested in a police operation over fake gold and counterfeit currency rackets in Nairobi.
May 19, 2019 07:28 UTC
Tutatembea barabara moja tu hivi karibuni kabla ya 2022,” (I understand, Dr Khalwale. That moment finally came on Friday when Dr Khalwale ditched the Ford-Kenya party, where he has been deputy party leader, to join Jubilee. STAYING RELEVANTReached for comment moments after the defection, Dr Khalwale confirmed to the Sunday Nation that time was “finally ripe” for him to move. Dr Katete posits, it is unlikely the Khalwale defection will make an impact on the politics of western Kenya. Dr Khalwale, says the History and International Relations lecturer at Kenyatta University, has positioned himself at a vantage point.
May 19, 2019 07:07 UTC
At the age of 12, I became an Altar Boy in my home parish, Nangina Catholic church. Vincent Opiyo (right) during a send off Mass conducted by Father Oscar Momanyi, SJ, vocations promoter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Eastern Africa. A desire which just won’t goJust one year and a half ago, the desire started burning in me about priesthood. I am happy working in a busy newsroom but I felt I would serve humanity better as a priest. My colleagues at the Nation sports desk led by Elias Makori have enabled me to pick an indelible experience.
The delegation, led by El Herfi Salmane, Arafat’s adviser on African affairs, raised eyebrows in Western capitals after President Moi said he supported Palestine’s demand for a homeland. Moi had been invited to Saudi Arabia as part of geopolitics and to get Kenya on the Arab nation’s position regarding peace in the Middle East. Attorney-General Charles Njonjo and head of intelligence James Kanyotu had emerged as the bitter opponents of the opening of a PLO office in Nairobi. During his first visit to London in 1979, and as he was met by David Owen, President Moi was asked what he felt about the Kenya-Somali rapprochement and before Moi answered, Njonjo said in Kiswahili that the matter was not a priority — and Moi echoed the same to Owen. GEOPOLITICSWhat Kenyans have never realised was that Moi was thrown into high-stakes geopolitics when he got into office, and it appears that Saudi Arabia was one of the powerful forces pushing him.
On looking at our names, the old man ordered that I alone be taken where he was seated. HOSTILE MEDIASo, I was fast in mentioning my family connections which made the old man relax and gradually warm up to me. But each time we met, the old man found an excuse to postpone the interview to yet another day that never came. The former police commissioner told me it all had to do with the long history Thungu had with Mzee Kenyatta. Eventually, President Kenyatta was prevailed upon to let go the “squad”.
Take the case of Halima Adan, Ummulkheir Sadri Abdalla and Khadija Abubakar Abdulkadir, who were accused of being members of the Al-Shabaab terror group. Mr Makori said the burden of proof rested squarely with the prosecution to link the accused directly to the group. The Sunday Nation has documented at least 10 cases of terror suspects charged with being members of Al-Shabaab terror group but who were released for lack of evidence. In at least five cases familiar to the Sunday Nation between last year to date, terror suspects have secured their freedom after the prosecution failed to prove the charges against them. They were all accused of being members of Al-Shabaab and possessing articles believed to be used in commission of terror activities.
The defection of Dr Khalwale is the third in the last three months that Dr Ruto has presided over. University of Nairobi don Herman Manyora agrees that Dr Ruto has grown increasingly defiant, but notes it is nothing new. Interestingly, Dr Ruto has gone back to his routine of hosting delegations at his rural and official homes in Sugoi and Karen, respectively. Details of the meeting remain scanty, but it is believed that plan B on the 2022 political vehicle was discussed. PROJECTSJust this week, Mr Ruto oversaw the signing of a Sh10 billion water and sanitation programme deal funded by the World Bank.
She started last term working with Kuya until, as expected, Kuya disappointed her then she came back to my waiting arms. MAKING NOISEAnd in some cases, we are accused of making noise to the candidates yet teachers never make noise, they just consult loudly. “We are here to discuss how teachers can stop making noise, not moving the Class Eight pupils,” answered Kuya. Indeed, those in the know had it that this was the reason why Kuya and Nzomo had separated in April. “Let’s avoid sideshows and discuss the matter at hand — noise making by teachers,” he said.
Why we have dreams — and whether we can remember them — are both rooted in the biology of our sleeping bodies and subconscious mind. “There are also people who remember their dreams too well, and they actually start exporting those memories into their day.”ACCIDENTIt is no accident that the dreams we remember the most come from certain periods in our sleep cycle, affected by the chemicals coursing through our sleeping bodies. “If you’re the kind of person who leaps up out of bed and goes about their day, you’re not going to remember your dreams. When you sleep in on a Saturday or Sunday morning, that’s an excellent time to remember dreams. What you’re doing is you’re reviewing dreams as you enter your waking state and you’ll remember them just like any other memory.”There are even more sure-fire ways to remember dreams, Stickgold says.
This was deemed to be in retaliation to the inadvertent deportation of a member of the royal family from Kenya. In one of his finest diplomatic moments, Mr Wetang’ula led a delegation to Dubai where they had the requirement rescinded, only two weeks after it was imposed. Perhaps it was during this meeting where Mr Wetang’ula was introduced to the high and mighty of the Emirati kingdom connections. In 2014, the senator claimed that there was an attempt on his life after unknown people shot at his car on Mbagathi Way in Nairobi. “If anyone wants a divorce it will be noisy, messy and unhelpful, and it will have causalities,” declared Mr Wetang’ula in March last year when ODM engineered to have him removed as the Senate Minority Leader.
By MARTIN KINYANJUIMore by this AuthorDetectives from the Directorate of Criminals Investigations (DCI) have arrested six people said to be notorious criminals. According to the DCI, the six suspects were arrested on Saturday evening following a violent robbery in Kitengela. During the arrest, two vehicles, a Toyota Prado and a Nissan Navara were recovered. The six suspects are Stephen Ngiru Kuria, Wilson Mutua Kitheka, Vincent Odhiambo, Elizabeth Akinyi Abuto, Lavender Akinyi Ogilo and Quinter Adhiambo Ongi’no. Two of the suspects – Elizabeth and Lavender – had warrants of arrest against them for absconding court and jumping bail respectively.
May 19, 2019 06:45 UTC
So when I’m at home I don’t want to be the guy who’s laying down the law. My wife will get them plastic pieces of crap from gift shops and I don’t think they need it. Every time I think I’m good at comedy I die on my a*se, so that keeps me on my toes. And once I went to the toilet and I just sat in the cubicle and cried. So from then on, every six to seven weeks I’d take myself off and think, ‘Time for that cry’.
May 19, 2019 06:01 UTC