Human rights activists have increasingly come under attack in recent weeks. In almost all cases that have emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic, the predicament of the human rights defenders resulted from their following up on human rights cases and situations within their communities. Fighting Covid-19 is no excuse or cloak for violating the rights of rights defenders. These are but a few examples of what human rights defenders go through in carrying out their duties during this Covid-19 pandemic. For Kenya to navigate the pandemic, it is imperative that we allow human rights defenders to do their work.
May 31, 2020 02:28 UTC
This is due to broken promises from both the national government and the county government of modern training facilities. But since Nation Sport highlighted about the facility last year with athletes and other sports men and women having high hopes, nothing is ongoing to date. TERMITE HOLESThe pitch is full of termite holes something the next contractor needs to work on before the stadium is ready for use. “It has taken ages to complete the stadium because the county government has better plans ignoring sports men and women from this region. About 20km away from Kapsabet is another stadium located at the heart of Nandi Hills which is also under construction.
May 31, 2020 02:26 UTC
While the CDF has been instrumental in fixing the road networks, agriculture, education, water and sanitation, infrastructure and health, it has its limitations, Wandayi says. With the CDF committee and the foundation, the MP has volunteers distributing supplies and support packages to needy people, including the elderly and the jobless. Sh5 million water projects have been established across the constituency, including a Sh1.2 billion project underway, indications of the CDF committee scorecard. The Sh1.2 billion ultra-modern Ugunja water and sanitation project is funded by African Development Bank after lobbying by Wandayi, he said. The CDF report says 50 per cent of secondary schools have twin science laboratories to prepare learners for medicine and other technical fields.
May 31, 2020 02:03 UTC
• Most of those he has met mostly are from Deputy President William Ruto’s camp sparking speculation that a political deal between the two leaders could be in the offing. • Or could Mudavadi be just building his own support pillars ahead of the 2022 general election.
May 31, 2020 02:03 UTC
Education: We educate community members on sorting waste in their households, and work with schools and madrasas on how they can tackle waste at the source before it becomes pollution. Furthermore, we spotlight the damage caused by pollution to our environment, including donkeys feeding on plastic waste and getting sick. We are also engaging hotels that are big waste producers and encouraging them to sort their waste and use more sustainable products. We are also digging up plastic waste from a plot of reclaimed land, which will take time. We are working on the northern side of Lamu town, which is home to around 3,000 people.
May 31, 2020 01:52 UTC
No one uses chemicals to kill bed bugs around here.”“What do they use?”“Sorry, Sgt Makini, I just ordered the insecticide. If I tell you the alternative, who will I sell it to?”“I just asked for it,” I yell. Now I just did.”I’m about to go ballistic, when a small boy comes running, calling my name. “My sister,” he says, “she needs your help.”“What happened?”“She only said, ‘Go get the bloody policeman!’.”“Well, that’s me. “I’ll just clean the knife,” I tell Irene, “I mean, who knows.
May 31, 2020 01:52 UTC
For others it would pass as a mere friendly but this match, played 18 years ago at the famous Depot Grounds in the Nairobi slum of Mathare, remains etched in Anthony Akumu’s mind. On this day, one of my colleagues from Norway had donated kits to my team so I had organised the friendly for him to watch my team play in the new kit. They still apply in my life to date,” remembers Akumu whose career has been as rewarding as it has been challenging. The pair landed in Nairobi on Thursday, September 23, 2010 to watch Odhiambo play against Tusker in a league match that Sunday. In Ernst Middendorp, Akumu is in the right hands to conquer South African football with the German having coached in the PSL for over a decade.
May 31, 2020 01:30 UTC
By AFP More by this AuthorWashingtonThe United States recorded 960 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, bringing its total to 103,758 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The country has officially logged 1,769,776 cases of the virus, far more than any other nation, the tracker by the Baltimore-based university showed at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday). The new numbers came as President Donald Trump faced a broad backlash over severing ties with the World Health Organisation during the pandemic. On Friday he moved to make that decision permanent in a major blow to the agency. AdvertisementThe European Union urged Washington to reconsider its decision to cut funding in the middle of a pandemic that has killed more than 366,000 people and devastated the global economy.
May 31, 2020 00:56 UTC
The world’s fastest women isn’t dismissing the possibility of featuring at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene just yet. Especially multiple steeplechase world champion, Ezekiel Kemboi, and track queen Vivian Cheruiyot, who has since graduated to the marathon. Fraser-Pryce counts the 2019 win and her maiden 100m gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as her most memorable victories. “My favorite Kenyan athlete is Ezekiel Kemboi,” Fraser-Pryce says animatedly. “She’s the best sprinter,” Kemboi told Nation Sport after learning of Fraser-Pryce’s shout-out.
May 31, 2020 00:56 UTC
In May 1963, the Kenya colony was on the threshold of freedom, and I can imagine that for most people, it was absolutely exhilarating. Kanu won the general election, which was conducted from May 18 to 26. When the results were declared, the BBC reported, “Jomo Kenyatta is certain to become Prime Minister after his party, Kenya African Nation Union, won the country's first general election. Their leaders met in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to launch the ambitiously named Organisation of African Unity. The hopes and potential of an entire continent were within reach and seemed easy to achieve with a little effort and determination.
May 31, 2020 00:56 UTC
Sir Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour ground to a halt earlier this year [Photo: Getty Images]Sir Elton John has been forced to lay off long-serving bandmates and a number of household staff after suffering losses of tens of millions of pounds due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 73-year-old music legend has been forced to cancel a number of dates on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour due to the ongoing health pandemic. Sir Elton is said to have lost £60 million as a result after being forced to cancel or postpone 34 of his US dates for the farewell tour - which is to be his last before retirement. Read Also: Sir Elton John slammed for saying his sons are 'real boys' who like girls"Ticketholders of all 2020 postponed performances should hold onto their original tickets as new show date information for 2021 will be announced soon. "Elton promises to continue performing live for all his dedicated fans around the world again and thanks you for your endless support."
May 31, 2020 00:33 UTC
Nike says it is time to defend equality in a new advertising campaign. The company released a star-studded short film “Equality” on Sunday to commemorate Black History Month. It will also sell “Equality” brand shirts and shoes as part of its annual Black History Month collection. Nike said it will donate $ 5 million this year to organizations like MENTOR and PeacePlayers, which says “promote equality in communities” across the country. Budweiser, 84 Wood, Coke (COKE), Airbnb, Kia and Tiffany (TIF) they were among the brands that present messages on immigration, equality and environmentalism.
May 31, 2020 00:00 UTC
By ANGELA OKETCH More by this AuthorFormer Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru left the Aga Khan University Hospital on Saturday, where she had been admitted with Covid-19. In a press briefing at the hospital, Bishop Wanjiru said she had recovered from the disease. This seemed to go against the common practice, where Covid-19 patients are held for 14 days before being discharged after testing negative. “My going to the hospital was not related to Covid-19 or a cough but food poisoning,” she told journalists. “This is when I was confirmed Covid-19 positive,” she said.
May 30, 2020 23:26 UTC
By COLLINS OMULO More by this AuthorPresident Uhuru Kenyatta's refusal to gazette new judges and meagre budgetary allocations to the Judiciary is hurting delivery of justice in the country. CLOSE COURTSThe budgetary cuts have forced the Chief Justice David Maraga-led JSC to close some of the court branches countrywide. Court of Appeal President William Ouko blamed the lack of enough judges at the appellate court for the increasing backlog of cases at the court. He was speaking during the opening ceremony of a two-day virtual training workshop for Court of Appeal judges on cybercrime, electronic evidence and related issues. BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONThe lack of enough budgetary allocations, according to Justice Ouko, has hindered the realisation of fully digitised Judiciary even though the future of Judiciary operations lying in its digitization.
May 30, 2020 22:25 UTC
Most countries instituted some form of testing and contact tracing to map the spread of the pandemic and manage its effects. CAUTION DISCARDEDAnother narrative held that the disease is no worse than the common flu, and any stringent public health measures amounted to an overreaction. Burundian authorities allegedly kicked out WHO teams that had been supporting the health sector to plan for and deal with the pandemic. It would appear that the Burundian leadership believed that Covid-19 was not a severe enough illness to warrant the strict public health measures their neighbours had instituted. Like the man said, better safe than sorry!
May 30, 2020 22:00 UTC