Nguutani residents protested on Sunday against sand harvesting which they noted threatens the ecosystem. They marched on streets for about three hours, waving placards with messages including 'No sand harvesting', 'No lorries without number places' and 'My sand my right'. They demanded a ban on sand harvesting saying water levels were declining and that their future was at risk. Related: Illegal sand harvesting threatens agricultural landLast week, Ngilu insisted the regulation was on and would not be lifted without a plan on how residents would benefit. She also wants a plan concerning the sand yard at Kanyonyoo, which borders Machakos and Kitui, and where collection and selling will be done.
January 22, 2018 06:33 UTC
SUMMARY Kenyans on social media found the move by UNICEF to make President Uhuru global champion for youth empowerment unnecessaryThey took to social media to share their regards on the matterUnited Nations (UN) agency on January 19, 2018, requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to be the global champion for youth empowerment which he accepted, causing an uproar on social media. The move, however, did not sit well with Kenyans who thought that UNICEF had chosen the wrong person for that position. #ShamefulUNICEF— D I K E M B E (@Disembe) January 20, 2018UNICEF, this man you appointed Unicef’s global champion for youth empowerment played a central role in Kenya’s PEV of 07/08. #ShamefulUNICEF— Amedo Shair (@AmedoShair) January 20, 2018That UNICEF has appointed Uhuru the global champion for youth empowerment. #ShamefulUNICEF— Minbane (@MinBaneWP) January 20, 2018If by now Africans have not learnt a thing about the corrupt @UNICEF together with the corrupt @unicefchief then we are doomed.
January 22, 2018 06:11 UTC
Kirinyaga county is registering women at its hospitals for the Linda Mama initiative. This is part of its free maternity services programme for optimal care for mothers and their babies. All pregnant women aged 18 and above are eligible for registration for Linda Mama and will be entitled to antenatal care, skilled personnel during delivery, provisions for caesarean sections and post natal care. Governor Anne Waiguru has said her county aims to provide quality and affordable healthcare for all residents. Related: Waiguru storms hospital after complaints over lack of drugsClick here for the latest political news
January 22, 2018 06:11 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorIn a second day of demonstrations for women's rights and against US President Donald Trump, marchers took to streets of Las Vegas on Sunday. The rally aimed to highlight the need for political organisation ahead of mid-term congressional elections set for later this year. "We have the power to change every policy and make every elected official work for us.... but we must stand up and be loud and be bold." Some waved signs saying, "You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out," "The president of the US is a racist," and "We're not gonna take it sisters." Hundreds of thousands of marchers assembled in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Chicago, Denver, Boston and other cities nationwide.
January 22, 2018 04:52 UTC
Trust in US institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in president Donald Trump's first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The annual Edelman Trust Barometer showed overall trust in the four institutions it measures - the government, media, business and non-governmental organisations - falling more steeply in the United States than in any of the 28 countries surveyed. In the United States it fell 14 points to 33 per cent. "The United States is enduring an unprecedented crisis of trust," said Richard Edelman, head of the communications marketing firm that commissioned the research. The survey showed nearly two in three people are unable to distinguish reliable news from rumours and falsehoods.
January 22, 2018 04:37 UTC
ALSO READ: Row between Uasin Gishu County and hawkers continues“This is how most of us hawk without designated spaces to work. “The county built a hawkers’ market worth Sh150 million but the individuals trading on streets, which is not permitted, refused to move to the designated space,” he said. In Nakuru, Street Traders and Hawkers Association Chairman Simon ole Nasieku said 2,400 registered hawkers were not given space during the 2015 relocation exercise. Some hawkers now offer money to county officers who allow them to sell their goods in the streets in return. The return of hawkers to the streets has however affected business for traders who have stalls and shops.
January 22, 2018 03:56 UTC
Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila. A Reuters witness saw police and paramilitary troops fire volleys of tear gas and shoot into the air on Sunday outside the Notre Dame cathedral in the capital Kinshasa. If you refuse, we will use force and shoot tear gas, let that be very clear," he told them. The violence echoed that of New Year's Eve, when Congolese forces killed at least seven people in the capital during a protest by Catholic activists.. Kabila, who has been president since his father was killed in office in 2001, blames the electoral delays on the logistics of voter registration.
January 22, 2018 03:34 UTC
Eight members of AIPCA Church in Ol kalou, Nyandarua county, spent Sunday night in police custody following a fight. But Ol kalou OCS Mark Masinde said they could not be released as investigations were ongoing, and that more people could be arrested. The scene of a fight at AIPCA in Ol kalou, Nyandaru county, January 21, 2018. Members of AIPCA camp at Ol kalou police station for the release of eight people arrested after a fight, January 21, 2018. We reported the matter to Ol kalou police before proceeding to JM Hospital where I was stitched and others treated.
January 22, 2018 03:33 UTC
David Ndii has once again torn into the Jubilee Party administration, saying Kenya does need the "kingship" portrayed by president Uhuru Kenyatta. He said Opposition leader Raila Odinga will take care of the public's concerns by taking oath of office through the People’s Assembly. The alliance is planning to use August 8 election results, which it claims shows Raila defeated president Uhuru Kenyatta, to swear-in the former premier. Kanu won the election, Kenyatta took the prime minister's power and changed the constitution to be president for life. More on this: No turning back, Raila must take oath of office, says NdiiClick here for the latest political news
January 22, 2018 03:15 UTC
By LARRY NGALAMore by this AuthorDefending champion John Karichu of Limuru Country Club on Sunday beat Kenya Amateur strokeplay champion Daniel Nduva in the second hole of a sudden-death play-off to retain Sigona Bowl golf title at Sigona Golf Club. Before the play off, Karichu had posted four over par 76 to bring his score to 221, while Nduva had fired level par 72. Nduva said his first round score of 77 after a slow play messed up his plans for the title. The round one nett title went to Limuru’s Brian Njoroge on 73. David Bailey and Reuben Langat won the second and third nett titles on 71 nett each.
January 22, 2018 03:11 UTC
PROBEMr Kinoti said the team has seasoned investigators from different formations under the DCI, and others from the Gender and Children Department of the police. The team would also analyse the hospital’s security systems, with the aim of unveiling the threats, risks and challenges that exist. “After this, we will give a comprehensive recommendation to the hospital management with an aim of enhancing the security systems,” said Mr Kinoti. We are not taking these allegations lightly though, and we ask anyone with information on the same to report to the police stations,” said Mr Kinoti. A police officer privy to the investigations said the officers were also scrutinising allegations that the whistle-blower of the rape allegations against the hospital had tried to extort money from the management of KNH.
January 22, 2018 03:11 UTC
DIVISIONSThe shutdown cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president and highlighted the deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that the shutdown would "get a lot worse" if federal workers have to stay home without pay. "If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.'s!" And Republicans failed to win enough Democratic support in the Senate to bring it to a vote. The measure brought to Congress would have extended federal funding until February 16 and reauthorised for six years a health insurance programme for poor children — a long-time Democratic objective.
January 22, 2018 03:00 UTC
77Sanchez seen in Manchester United shirtAlexis Sanchez has been seen in a Manchester United shirt for the first time. Alexis Sanchez to undergo his medical at Manchester UnitedBritain's Daily Telegraph newspaper said Sanchez had been pictured arriving at United's Carrington training complex to complete his move from the London club, widely expected to be finalised on Monday. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and United manager Jose Mourinho both said they expected the two-way deal between the Premier League rivals to go through. "I think it is so close, so close, so close that if it doesn't happen it's not going to happen." McClaren, who was Alex Ferguson's assistant when Manchester United won the treble in 1999, said the Sanchez signing would be a major coup for the club but warned his earnings could unsettle other players.
January 21, 2018 21:45 UTC
Britain will continue to grant Kenyan products duty-free access to the UK under Economic Partnership Agreement, it has said. Secretary of state for International Development Penny Mordaunt assured Kenya that Brexit will cut current trade barriers and strengthen bilateral economic relationship and long term prosperity of both countries. “We now have an opportunity to do more with Kenya to open up trade around the world. UK agreed to support president Uhuru Kenyatta's big four priorities including manufacturing, affordable housing, universal health care and food security. Enhancement of Kenya-UK ties is coming at the time when balance of trade continue to grow in favour of Kenya.
January 21, 2018 21:33 UTC
The Lands ministry and the Nairobi county government are on the spot for allowing premises to be erected on wetlands. National Environment Complaints Committee Secretary John Chumo yesterday said wetlands have been encroached on, blocked and destroyed. Chumo said Nairobi county must ensure all buildings erected on wetlands are brought down. Several buildings in Nairobi have been put up in wetlands illegally. The Environment ministry says wetlands occupy about three to four per cent of the land surface.
January 21, 2018 21:33 UTC