RUTO may weep again, see how one of RAILA’s children is Encouraging change.

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Thursday, 08 October 2015 – While members of the Kalenjin Community are praying day and night for the ICC cases facing Deputy President William Ruto and Radio Journalist, Joshua Sang, to be terminated, Raila’s youngest daughter, Winnie, claims that this is nonsense and we should instead pray for our teachers.

While sharing her sentiments on social media, Winnie said that the rallies being organised to pray for Ruto and Sang are total rubbish.

“ICC this, ICC that. Prayer rally here, prayer rally there. PRAY FOR TEACHERS”.She said.

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Winnie further quoted one of the great philosophers and reminded young people to wake up from their slumber-land and bring change to this Country.

“There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation.” Wynton Marsalis

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BREAKING: DP Ruto gags URP MPs from supporting Waiguru impeachment

imageDeputy President William Ruto is seen in deep thoughts in the above photo with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete during the State Banquet at State House, Nairobi, on Tuesday.

Deputy President William Ruto has reportedly told URP MPs currently having a closed door meeting in his office not to support the motion by Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter to censure Devolution CS Anne Waiguru.

The URP group have been sending mixed signals on Waiguru ouster bid even as Keter revealed he has collected enough signatures to table a motion in parliament to discuss the conduct of the powerful CS seen as close to President Uhuru.

While State House has consistently defended Waiguru from any wrong doing, the opposition, led by CORD leader Raila Odinga, have called on the President to hold her accountable over the loss of over sh 800 million at the devolution ministry.

Ruto is said to have implored on the MPs not to give the opposition a window to attack the government at a time the country is volatile following the resurgent ICC debate. The Deputy President also told the MPs he doesn’t want their ‘friends’ from Mt. Kenya to hold him responsible if Waiguru exits government.

The MPs are set to address the media shortly.

Ruto-and-SangWilliam Samoei Ruto (left) and Mr. Sang (right) engaged in misconduct during the 2007-2008 elections fiasco in Kenya. Rather than apologize and compensate the victims, they joined the other side in cover ups and killings of witnesses in a large scale in order to walk Scott free. Unfortunately for them, they are left holding the bags inside the court. The Kenyan public and the international community deserves to know the truth. anne-waiguru1_2Devolution CS Anne Waiguru is feared by many in Kenya and is known to be more than friends with President Uhuru Kenyatta. As a result of the illicit affair, she is to be censored for misconduct in office and theft.proudly_kenyan

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Video – Fire burns Maseno University administration block

A fire has burnt down sections of Maseno University’s administration block, destroying cash records and staff data.

The fire, whose cause is under investigation by the police, started at around 2am on Thursday.

It burnt down the central registry, a store, the finance office and the office of the director of student affairs.

The offices of the deputy vice-chancellor for research and the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of administration and finance were partially destroyed.

The incident disrupted learning at the main campus in Maseno Township for much of Thursday morning.

Students who spoke to the Nation at the scene Thursday said unknown people wearing masks had stormed their hostels early Thursday morning asking them to participate in a strike.

Mr Phelix Juma, a student, told journalists that the masked people knocked on their doors commanding them to come out in solidarity with them.

“They were shouting, ‘Comrades power!’ Shortly thereafter, we heard gunshots from the tear gas that was lobbed to disperse them. By that time, the administration block was already on fire,” Mr Juma said.

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Another student, Ms Lilian Anyika, said stones were hurled at their hostel, located a few metres from an office that was burnt down.

“We did not know the people who were knocking (on) our doors. And out of fear because of recent attacks in universities, we did not come out,” said Ms Anyika.

Prof Joseph Chacha, the deputy vice-chancellor for research, said security guards on duty at the time reported that they saw some students throw objects at the administration offices before the fire started.

“The cause of the fire has not been established yet. The police and the university are going on with the investigations to establish its cause. This will be communicated immediately it is established,” Prof Chacha said.

“If it is established that anybody is responsible for this, appropriate legal action will be taken against such a person,” the university boss said in a statement to the media.

He said files containing staff and financial information were destroyed.

“Students’ academic records are intact as they are kept in the office of (the) Registrar (of) Academic and Students Affairs which was not affected by the fire.

“The university management has asked for calm among the students, staff and all other stakeholders as the concerned authorities carry out investigations,” Prof Chacha said.

University officials also dismissed allegations that the fire was connected to students’ union elections.

Kisumu County Police Commandeer Nelson Njiri said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

via Daily Nation

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Ruto urges ICC to reject old claims

imageDeputy President William Ruto is seen in the above photo with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete during the State Banquet at State House, Nairobi, on Tuesday. 

Deputy President William Ruto has urged ICC judges to reverse their admission of hostile witnesses’ testimony, saying it would reinforce high stakes in his trial.

Ruto filed the appeal as Cord and Jubilee traded barbs on who exactly engineered Ruto’s woes that landed him at the International Criminal Court.

Through lawyer Karim Khan, the DP said amended Rule 68 on evidence is being used to his detriment because the allegations are central to the charges against him of crimes against humanity.

“The detriment or disadvantage to Mr Ruto in this case is particularly acute because the amended rule is being used to seek the admission of evidence said to be central to the case against him,” Khan said in a 52-page application.

The DP’s political inner circle has been shaken by the ICC’s move to admit into evidence the recanted testimony of five hostile witnesses against Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang.

It has also triggered rivalry between Raila Odinga’s Cord and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee team.

On Tuesday, Raila said Uhuru and the PNU brigade fixed Ruto after the 2007-08 post-election violence.

However, Jubilee has insisted Raila and Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua are responsible for Ruto’s troubles.

In Ruto’s appeal, Khan cited reasons the August ruling should be set aside, describing the witness statements as “untested, unsworn, hearsay evidence”.

“Hearsay evidence is necessarily second-hand and for that reason very often is second best,” he said.

According to Ruto’s legal team, the trial judges failed to do a background check on the witnesses and what motivated them to testify against the DP.

Khan said except for one, all the five witnesses were PNU supporters, were motivated by financial gain and most of them knew each other.

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda wants to prove the central plank of her case almost entirely via evidence admitted under Rule 68, Ruto’s lead counsel said.

Ruto-and-SangWilliam Samoei Ruto (left) and Mr. Sang (right) engaged in misconduct during the 2007-2008 elections fiasco in Kenya. Rather than apologize and compensate the victims, they joined the other side in cover ups and killings of witnesses in a large scale in order to walk Scott free. Unfortunately for them, they are left holding the bags inside the court. The Kenyan public and the international community deserves to know the truth.150723-kasamani-bensouda_0ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is determined to provide justice for the victims.proudly_kenyan

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Kenyan Counties spent Sh9.15 billion on foreign trips last year

imageKajiado Governor David Nkedianye on June 10, 2015

Counties have spent Sh9.15 billion on domestic and foreign travel in the last one year alone.

This is against an annual budgetary allocation of Sh10.05 billion, which represents an absorption rate of 91.0 per cent of the budget.

In its Annual County Budget Implementation Review Report for the 2014-15 financial year, the Controller of Budget says the figure is an increase from Sh7.70 billion or an absorption rate of 76 per cent in 2013-14.

The report shows Kiambu county had the highest expenditure on domestic and foreign travel at Sh370 million followed by Kajiado county at Sh354.72 million.

Nairobi county spent Sh340.5 million and Turkana Sh294.5 million.

Mombasa, Vihiga, Kirinyaga and Elgeyo Marakwet counties had the least expenditure in this category at Sh22.6 million, Sh84.5 million, Sh95.1 million and Sh104.2 million respectively.

When actual expenditure is analysed as a proportion of annual budgetary allocation for domestic and foreign travel, Vihiga county had the highest proportion at 301.9 per cent.

It is followed by Murang’a at 240.0 per cent, Nakuru at 159.6 per cent and Bomet at 136.6 per cent.

The counties with the lowest proportion of expenditure on domestic and foreign travel to the annual budgetary allocation are Kisumu at 65.2 per cent, Migori at 59.7 and Mombasa at 12.9.

The report shows Baringo, Bomet, Embu, Homa Bay, Kericho, Kisii, Machakos, Murang’a, Nakuru, Siaya, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga, Wajir and West Pokot counties exceeded their annual allocation for domestic and foreign travel.

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Botswana tells Kenya, Africa to respect ICC, dismisses changes to rule 68

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NEW YORK – Botswana made a strong call at the UN on all countries to respect the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ensure that it works effectively.

The Southern African country’s vice-president Mokgweetsi Masisi used his turn at the UN General Assembly podium in New York late on Thursday to ask world leaders to see to it that the ICC was respected.

“Botswana’s commitment to a strong and effective international justice system remains resolute. Our belief in the ICC, as the only standing international criminal tribunal for war crimes and crimes against humanity, is unwavering,” he said.

“The Botswana government regrets that non-cooperation by some state parties still plagues the court, making allowance for continued impunity and escape from accountability for crimes committed against humanity.”

Masisi said all parties that have signed the Rome Statute of the ICC should “stand fully behind the court”.

“Cooperation is vital for the assurance of the court’s integrity and effective functioning,” he said.

Ruto-and-SangWilliam Samoei Ruto (left) and Mr. Sang (right) engaged in misconduct during the 2007-2008 elections fiasco. Rather than apologize and compensate the victims, they joined the other side in cover ups and killings of witnesses in a large scale in order to walk Scott free. Unfortunately for them, they are left holding the bags inside the court. The Kenyan public and the international community deserves to know the truth.proudly_kenyan

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Magufuli, Lowassa put up spirited campaigns as elections near

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Campaigns for the forthcoming presidential elections in Tanzania have gathered pace with the ruling party’s candidate Dr. John Pombe Magufuli and the opposition’s Edward Lowassa pitching camps in the vote rich Manyara and Arusha provinces.

With just 19 days to the poll, Magufuli of Chama Cha Mapinduzi is campaigning on a platform of building on the country’s solid foundation while UKAWA coalition’s Lowassa is asking citizens to vote for positive change.

On Tuesday, CCM was on a grueling tour of the region, campaigning in Karatu, Monduli and finally Arusha town.

The provinces are rich in votes and are key to the country’s growing tourism industry. Magufuli promised to pump in resources to improve the sector.

Magufuli would reach out to women, who form a substantial voting bloc, saying the gender equity is at the heart of CCM and that is why he chose a female running mate, Samia Suluhu Hassan.

On the other hand, Lowassa pitched tent in Monduli, to bid his former constituents farewell as well as consolidate support in his home turf.

But the opposition cried foul over allegations of intimidation by police throughout their campaigns in the two provinces.

Lowassa, who was in company of his wife Regina Lowassa, said the coalition would remain united and was confident of wrestling the presidency from CCM.

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