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Friday, 17 November 2017

Chaos and gunshots as Raila Odinga enters Nairobi CBD


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17 2017
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This bus, belonging to Forward Sacco, was set ablaze during the chaos on Jogoo Road on November 17, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
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Chaos, teargas, running battles and suspected live bullets marred Nasa leader Raila Odinga's entry into Nairobi city centre upon his arrival from the US on Friday.
Mr Odinga left Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in a convoy of tens of vehicles accompanied by a host of Nasa leaders and hundreds of their supporters.
GRIDLOCK
Chaos started immediately the convoy left the airport, with the vehicle ferrying Mr Odinga taking the wrong side of Mombasa Road.
This was because the route heading to Mombasa had a gridlock stretching kilometres following violent confrontations between police and Mr Odinga’s supporters in the morning.
The Nasa supporters wanted to force their way into the airport but police lobbed teargas canisters at City Cabanas and other sections of the road to arrest their march.
The convoy later diverted from Mombasa Road to Jogoo Road but the chaos followed Mr Odinga and his team as police engaged youths in running battles.
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Mr Odinga rides as his supporters march on Likoni Road into the city centre on November 17, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Their plan was to march through Jogoo Road on to Haile Sellasie Avenue, then into Uhuru Park, the venue of their rally, but the violent confrontations just would not stop.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Zimbabwe's army takes over

Summary

  1. Zimbabwe's army takes over the national broadcaster, ZBC
  2. BBC correspondent says it has "all the elements of a coup"
  3. President Robert Mugabe is safe but reportedly being held
  4. The army challenged Mr Mugabe after he sacked the vice-president
  5. Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo among those reportedly arrested

Live Reporting

By Flora Drury and Lucy Fleming

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Leaked: How US, UK Threw Raila ‘Under the Bus’’, Forced Wafuka Chebukati to Hold October 26 Election, and Gambled Big on Uhuru.

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Election is over, Uhuru emerged the winner. Raila through his proxies is again flexing with Chebukati over the authenticity of the October 26th Election results.
A thick cloud of uncertainty hangs over Kenya as Chief Justice, David Maraga, and his team deliberate on the petitions filed at the Supreme Court.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

How Orchestre Les Mangelepa Changed the Course of East African Music


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Ochestre Mangelepa in the 1970s.
For over 40 years, Orchestre Les Mangelepa have been a dominant force in East Africa’s music scene, making people dance all across Congo, Tanzania, and Kenya with their energetic live performances and signature sound. They’ve helped evolve East African rumba—the musical art form that has come to define East Africa—and have kept it alive in Kenya’s busy capital, where they still play weekly gigs in local clubs.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

By Paradise Papers reporting team 

  • 6 November 2017
The Queen inspects the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery outside Hyde Park Barracks in London, Britain, 19 October 2017Image copyrightEPA
Image captionThe leaks show about £10m of the Queen's private money was invested offshore
A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens.
Donald Trump's commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US.

DP Ruto’s Marriage in TURMOIL as Extramarital Affairs ROCK Second Family.


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At the beginning of year 2017, the marriage of Deputy President William Ruto was reportedly in serious turmoil with sources revealing that the couple living separately as concerned family and friends frantically attempt to broker a truce.
DP Ruto is believed to have ordered his estranged wife of 25 years Rachel trailed after suspecting that she was having an affair – disguised as public engagements – leading to the bust-up that resulted in the couples separation. The DP was forced to relocate from home and living at his official government residence while the wife lives in their matrimonial home, both based in the exclusive surbub of Karen.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru Dies in Grisly Road Accident

Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru Dies in Grisly Road Accident

Nyeri County is in mourning yet again after governor Wahome Gakuru succumbed to injuries following a freak road accident in Kabati, along the Thika-Murang’a highway.
From pictures doing rounds on social media, the Mercedes Benz he was travelling in hit the end of a rail guard, which penetrated right through. The governor was reportedly trapped for close to an hour inside before he was pulled out together with other occupants of the car and rushed to Thika Level 5 Hospital.
He was scheduled to be airlifted to Nairobi for specialized treatment, but died before he could. Murang’a County Commissioner John Elung’ata confirmed the death of Dr Gakuru.
Nyeri County is in mourning yet again after governor Wahome Gakuru succumbed to injuries following a freak road accident in Kabati, along the Thika-Murang’a highway.
From pictures doing rounds on social media, the Mercedes Benz he was travelling in hit the end of a rail guard, which penetrated right through. The governor was reportedly trapped for close to an hour inside before he was pulled out together with other occupants of the car and rushed to Thika Level 5 Hospital.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

How Raila’s past decisions shaped Kenya’s political landscape

Raila Odinga addressing the FORD Kamukunji rally 1992 
  • The dividends from this gamble appeared lost, at least in relation to stopping the repeat
  • Similar moves in the past have returned mixed fortunes.
History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office.
Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent that his “irreducible minimum” demands on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) were not going to be met.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Forcing domestic worker to perform oral sex on dog is 'dehumanising'


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Pretoria - The city farmer accused of raping his family’s domestic worker also forced her to perform oral sex on his two dogs, it emerged on on Thursday.
According to the charge sheet, the suspect - who cannot be named owing to the nature of the crime - first held the woman against her will in a room on October 23 and damaged her cellphone.
He then forced her to perform the sexual act on him before raping her moments later. But the woman’s ordeal did not end there; he then instructed her to have sex with the pets.
The accused faces 10 counts which include, rape, sexual assault, kidnapping and malicious damage to property.