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Monday, February 16, 2015

HSC ABDIKADIR ADEN, A KENYA ENVIRONMENTALIST TO BE KNIGHTED BY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH


I think you need to know this guy from North Eastern Province, Garissa, a re-known and recognized young Kenya environmentalist who is committed and dedicated to every step In make and giving back to his people. 




Saturday, February 07, 2015

NORTH EASTERN LAW MAKERS CLASH WITH PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTE ON EDUCATION OVER STRIKINGG TEACHERS


Seven lawmakers from counties in the northern part of Kenya have told a House Committee that the local communities want teachers who have refused to go back there to stay away altogether.

Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow, Barre Shill of Fafi and Wajir County Woman Representative Fatuma Ali told the Education Committee of the National Assembly that parents, teachers and students in the area are unhappy with the misrepresentation the teachers have portrayed.

“I do not think today, there is any parent in Mandera or Wajir or those areas who would want this particular group of teachers to go back and teach. That is the feeling people have on the ground,” Senator Kerrow said.

The legislators instead want government to employ untrained teachers from among locals.

“The teachers who are seen on the TV might risk their lives. So, madam chair, we will need to protect them… let them not go there,” the Wajir County Woman Representative cautioned.

“How can you welcome someone who tells lies about you, it will be very difficult,” added Shill.

This comes days after representatives of the striking teachers claimed they have been receiving death threats for leading the colleagues to a three week sit-in at the Teacher Service Commission Headquarters to demand for transfers from the work stations or face interdictions.

“These people are telling lies about our region and our people, they have exaggerated. To us ,they are people with sinister motives. North Eastern province is a part of Kenya… it is the onus of the Government of Kenya to ensure there is security, it is not the public, it is not the MPs” charged Shill.

Meanwhile tempers flared in the committee after the NEP leaders accuse the Education Committee of being biased in its handling of the ongoing impasse where over 800 teachers have refused to resume duty due in insecurity. Senator Kerrow and Shill clashed with Migori MP Jared Opiyo who is a member of the committee after he said the teachers who have served the mandatory five years should be given the transfers.

However Kerrow and Shill interrupted saying that the withdrawal of teachers will leave the region even more marginalised.

“When we come here to give evidence to the committee, we really don’t except the members to openly tell us you are wrong or right, you are supposed to collect our views and do whatever it is you are supposed to do, but when the teachers came here, you were crying, if you are biased don’t call us,” Kerrow who is also the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance stated.

The Senator was referring to media article which showed Bomet women’s representative Cecilia Ng’etich shedding tears when she heard that during inter-clan fighting, women teachers are raped and sexually harassed. Representatives of the teachers demanding transfer because of insecurity in Mandera, Garissa and Wajir said they are traumatized by hostile and inhuman treatment by their Muslim hosts.
The teachers said the trauma they have undergone since last year when 21 of their colleagues were killed in a bus attack has left them terrified to a point of now seeking transfer from the counties. The teachers were attacked on November 22 when travelling home for Christmas. Some 28 in the bus were killed.

Teachers Service Commission CEO Gabriel Lengoiboni who also appeared before the Committee on Friday said 1,089 teachers have so far not reported to the workstation in the North Eastern region.

He added that the 637 in primary school and 452 in secondary schools will face disciplinary action for insubordination and desertion because sacking them will involve a complicated procedure.

VOLUNTEER TEACHERS IN NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES (GARISSA, WAJIR & MANDERA COUNTIES), A BLESSING


With many teachers refusing to return to Kenya's north-eastern region in the aftermath of brutal al-Shabaab attacks in Mandera County, scores of volunteers have signed up to ensure schools remain open and students continue with their education, officials and teachers said.

Since November 22nd, when al-Shabaab pulled 11 teachers from a bus and killed them, along with 17 other passengers, teachers posted to the county have been demanding to be transferred to safer areas. The Kenya National Union of Teachers has backed their demands while the Teachers Service Commission, the teachers' employer, has said the safety concerns have been adequately addressed and ordered teachers to return to work.

The ensuing teachers' strike has paralysed public education in Wajir, Mandera and Garissa counties, causing chaos for thousands of children and families. 


But now, local volunteers are providing a sliver of hope to students in Mandera County.

The volunteers, who include county government officials, retired teachers, former students, college students and business professionals, have signed up to teach to help mitigate the crisis, Mandera County acting director of education Ismail Barrow says

School administrators are under instruction to take all reasonable steps to keep the schools open and lessons on schedule for the children, Barrow said.

"Desperate situations call for desperate measures," he said. "Schools in other parts of the country are operating normally but we were lagging behind because of the teachers' failure to report back."

Of the 1,406 teachers deployed in Mandera, 607 are from the local community and the rest are external, according to the TSC.

"However, we have gone around and found a local solution to the problem," Barrow said. "It started with a few volunteers and now virtually every school has a volunteer teacher as we try to find a long-term solution to the crisis."

Prospective volunteers must register at the school they wish to work for and have at least finished secondary school in order to be approved to teach, he said.

Volunteer teachers 'a blessing'

The volunteer teachers have been a blessing in this time of crisis but will also provide a bank of temporary teachers to help during future crises, Barrow said.

Mandera Secondary School now has ten volunteer teachers, head teacher Ibrahim Hassan Sheto says.

"Of the 15 teachers from outside the region only five reported back," he said. "Before the volunteers signed up, we had seven teachers sharing the school workload."

At Moi Girls Secondary School, just two teachers out of 19 from outside the region reported to their classrooms, said deputy head teacher Mohammed Hillow.

"We had seven teachers [for] 12 classes," he said. "The workload has been lessened by ten volunteers."

Volunteers have been scheduled so they can still attend to their other commitments, he said, and classes have been merged to ensure children can remain in school.

TEACHERS DISCRIMINATE NORTH EASTERN KENYA FROM OTHER KENYA




The Leader of the Majority in the Kenya's National Assembly Aden Duale has warned teachers from three counties in Northern Kenya that they risk losing their jobs if they fail to report back to work without delay. Speaking in the company of leaders from the region including Mandera County Governor Ali Roba, Senator Billow Kerrow (Mandera) and other Members of Parliament, Duale said he would sanction the government to sack teachers who will not have reported to work by next week.

“If teachers will not report by Monday next week, the same process that was used to hire the teachers through the BOGs for the secondary schools and through the County or District Education Boards for the primary schools, that process must be initiated; the children from the north under the Constitution must be taught by Kenyan teachers,” Duale – who is the Garissa Town Member of Parliament  said.

The over 1,000 teachers who have refused to report to their respective schools had last week pitched camp at the Teachers Service Commission offices demanding that their employer either transfers or issues them with interdiction letters due to insecurity in the region. The teachers expressed fear following the killing of their colleagues in the Mandera bus massacre in which 28 people were butchered by suspected Al Shabaab militants. They teachers also claim that they are discriminated against and harassed by the locals.


 
Duale also expressed concerns over remarks by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion directing teachers from other regions who had already reported to work to leave Northern Kenya, saying this was discriminatory and propagating hate speech.

“We are very much disturbed by the utterances of the KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion in as far as inciting Teachers and creating division among Kenyans. If it is about terror, terror has happened not only in North Eastern… it has happened in the heart of Nairobi, Mpeketoni, Kapedo, even in the height of Shifta war in 1963. What Sossion is calling for has never happened; you cannot preach hate speech and you cannot deny the children of Kenya the right to education,” said Duale.

His sentiments were reiterated by Mandera Governor Roba who took issue with the fact that the teachers had never reported their claims to them, saying they have even held education conferences but none have raised any concerns.

“What is being shared right now is just an excuse to justify the mass transfer demand. Misrepresenting information with the intent of trying to mislead the country into justifying a demand by teachers is extremely an unfortunate position particularly if it is given by somebody who is calling himself a leader like Sossion,” said Roba.

The leaders said 1,500 hundred teachers who are non-Muslims are already teaching in private schools while the others absconded duty, running into the fourth week.

There are 567 teachers from Mandera, 260 from Wajir and 94 from Garissa.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

TO THE CONCERNED CITIZENS OF NORTHERN KENYA COUNTIES OF GARISSA, WAJIR, MANDERA, ISIOLO & MARSABIT

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE CONCERNED CITIZENS: LET US TELL THE STRIKING TEACHERS THE TRUTH...THIS IS JUST A CONTINUATION OF THE TEACHERS STRIKE.

Today at 12 Noon, We had a ruckus with the Protesting Teachers at TSC Headquarters, Nairobi Where I was taking some pictures of them protesting and demanded That I be locked at Capital Hill Police Station, Upper Hill.

I am said to be causing Trouble to them by advising and reminding them that, Mandera, is same as Kapedo, Mpeketoni and Other Insecure areas. Kudos to the TSC and the Government for refusing them their way.

I had gone there to Plead to them that, Being Citizens of this country, Some having served in VERY SECURE areas of NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES like Takaba, Bute, Wajir, Garissa, Moyale, Sololo and Even in Some Places like Elwak, Garbatulla, Balambala and Modogashe for over 10 to 15 years without any single bullet fired to them or had any issue with any of our communities, They should go back and work like other Kenyans, who include Government officers, Judges, Soldiers and even like Somalis who are also Kenyan Citizens...

You Know what, They have fabricated very many excuses so that, they get transfers including:

1. There are serious breaches of Insecurity where they can't even walk in the towns of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera.
 2. That, when we see them, ati we do call them Abid...meaning slaves. Where?
3. That, we force them or refuse that they go to their homes even on Holidays and when they decide, we kill them.
4. That, The Government has totally failed operating in that place.
5. That, we are so Naive, illiterate that we don't value education
6. That, Non-Muslims are killed every week.

Imagine all That. Now suppose we give them their way, Do you know what will happen next..The Government officers will follow, The Judges, The Police, Military and a total collapse follows...Further Marginalization..

STOP THIS TEACHERS....................THIS IS JUST A CONTINUATION OF THE TEACHERS STRIKE...AND SOSSION MUST BE TOLD THE TRUTH.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TURKEY IS SOMALIA'S NUMBER ONE ALLY



Uplifting Somalia from the "Death Bed" is Now seen as Turkey's biggest achievement in the Horn of Africa and for the History of Somalia and Beyond, Says Ibrahim Ahmed, A Strategic Analyst and Researcher in the Horn of Africa adding that, Turkey is set to gain from Bilateral relations between the two countries more in the coming years.

Development cooperation between Somalia and Turkey is multi-tiered, and includes military, social, economic and infrastructural partnerships.


During the drought of 2011, Turkey contributed over $201 million to the humanitarian relief efforts in the impacted parts of Somalia. In partnership with the Somali government, Turkish officials have also launched various development and infrastructure projects in Somalia. They have assisted in the building of several hospitals, and helped renovate and rehabilitate the Aden Adde International Airport and the National Assembly building, among other initiatives.

Turkish Airlines became the first long-distance international commercial airline in two decades to resume flights to and from Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport.[5] In September 2013, the Turkish company Favori LLC also began operations at the airport. The firm announced plans to renovate the aviation building and construct a new one, as well as upgrade other modern service structures. A $10 million project, it will increase the airport's existing 15 aircraft capacity to 60.

In May 2013, the 1st Turkish-Somali Business Forum was launched in Istanbul to highlight commercial opportunities in both Somalia and Turkey for Somali and Turkish businesses. Organized by the Somali Council in conjunction with Somali and Turkish government ministries, the event included roundtable discussions on potential commercial ventures in both countries as well as business-to-business meetings between Somali and Turkish firms.

 In January 2015, Mohamud and Erdoğan concurrently inaugurated a number of new Turkish-built development projects in Somalia, including the Digfer Hospital in the capital. The new 200-bed Somalia-Turkey Training and Research Hospital was constructed by Turkey's international development body, the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), in accordance with an earlier Somalia-Turkey bilateral agreement. It has a $135.7 million operating budget, $85.6 million of which is slated to be covered by the Turkish authorities over the next five years. The 13,500 square-meter indoor premises includes 20 incubators, 14 newborn intensive care beds, 12 intensive care beds, 4 operating rooms, a delivery room, and laboratory and radiology units, with general surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, children, maternity, urology, internal medicine, anesthesia, dental and ocular departments. It will be staffed by 91 Somali and 52 Turkish hospital administrators, head doctors, administrative directors or financial directors, as well as 40 Somali and 5 Turkish security personnel. Around 36 Somali assistants are also scheduled to participate in the facility's annual training program.

Additionally, Mohamud and Erdoğan launched a new terminal at the Aden Adde International Airport. The facility was built by Kozuva, a private Turkish construction firm. Both sides also agreed to formulate a city plan for Mogadishu, with new residences slated for construction. The initial building phase will target 10,000 homes, which Erdoğan suggested would be completed within 12 to 24 months.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

HADADO ISLAMIC CENTRE : A FORMAL MEETING OF OUR MP'S TO CREATE RAPPORT

This week, there was a Fundraising for Hadado Islamic Centre in Wajir where almost all MP's of North Eastern Counties of Mandera, Wajir and Garissa contributed to the tune of 7 Million Shilling for the construction of Islamic Institutions Like Madrasa, Mosques and Duksi (Informal Quraan Recitation School).

Thanks to Hon Duale, Kenya's Majority Leader who speaheaded the Whole program along with Hon Ore, Hon Senator Colow Who were the organizing Committee. We ask Allah to fill the hearts of our Muslim leaders and business to use their resources, energy and intellect for the development of Islam in Kenya. 









Wednesday, January 14, 2015

KENYA TO DOCUMENT ILLICIT ARMS IN BORDER AREAS


Kenya will carry out documentation of illicit arms along international borders that are prone to attacks, a government official said on Tuesday. Cabinet Secretary for Interior Joseph Nkaissery said in Nairobi the circulation of small weapons poses the greatest threat to the country's security. "We recognize the fact that there are Kenyans who share borders with hostile communities and disarming them will leave them prone to attacks, hence our desire to license their weapons, even though illicit," Nkaissery said. 

"The security challenges facing the country are a matter of great concern and we must do everything possible to assure them of adequate security and guarantee them of safe environment that enables business and investment to thrive," Nkaissery said. 

He told a meeting of Regional Coordinators and County Commissioners in Nairobi that voluntary disarmament will also be carried out in cattle-rustling prone areas to address the problem of small arms and illicit weapons which are fuelling cattle rustling and ethnic conflicts.

"To ensure this is done, you should start mapping out areas with proliferation of small arms and light weapons so as to launch the disarmament exercise as soon as possible," the CS told the commissioners.

Monday, January 05, 2015

KENYAN SOMALIS INVESTING BILLIONS IN THE COUNTRY: NEW REPORTS

Kenya Somali citizens owned businesses including Those in Telecommunication, Banking, Real Estate, Construction, Engineering, Airlines, Hospitality, Oil and Petroleum Industry, Commercial Enterprise, Computers are said to be thriving at a high speed and this is encouraging.











Thursday, December 11, 2014

PUBLIC CONSENSUS DEBATE ON BEST WAYS NEEDED FOR THE NEW KENYA SECURITY(Ammendment) BILL 2014






IN SUMMARY - THE PROPOSED KENYA'S SECURITY LAW(Ammendment) BILL 2014

  • The Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which targets to amend 21 statutes, seeks to introduce new laws that are set to change the way Kenyans handle security and provide, among other things, sweeping powers to the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to arrest and detain terror suspects for one year.
  • Without Giving Kenyans enough time to deliberate on this Important issue affecting all Kenyans, without taking suggestions, The National Assembly is looking to pass this Motion to ammend Security situation in the Country.
  • Senator Billow Kerrow (Mandera County) argues that "Significant involvement of the public in security matter will arrest the problem. The Government needs to focus more on ensuring security agencies and the local population have a good relationship to volunteer information, which would lead to the arrest of suspected criminal".
  • The opposition, Led by Rt. Hon Raila Odinga has criticised the amendment Bill, arguing that it infringes on freedom of expression, freedom of the media and Kenyans' right to privacy of Kenyans.
  • Opposition Leader, Moses Wetangula said" “It is not that we don’t have adequate laws on matters security, but we don’t have adequate WILL to fight insecurity,”
  • The mainline Christian churches(Catholic and Anglican churches) supports the Bill and asked the National Assembly to enact them with speed. They say "“We find poor coordination between our National Intelligence Service, the Kenya Police Service and the entire disciplined forces to be totally unacceptable".
  • " A police force bogged down with bureaucratic and weak command structures and an intelligence service that has lost touch with the realities on the ground can never be trusted to secure Kenyans,” Adds Anglican Church Bishop Eliud Wabukhala
  • Civil rights groups also opposes proposals to change security laws in the country.
  • Human Rights activist Maina Kiai terms the Bill “retrogressive and ill-advised” as he spoke on the sidelines of the annual conference of National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders – Kenya in Nairobi, Adding "If you are trying to deal with terrorism by giving more power to the police, then we are going to have a police state. “It’s dangerous and it will not solve a single problem. It will be misused, police will be picking anyone and shooting them.”
  • The proposed law comes two weeks after suspected Al-Shabaab militants killed 64 people in Mandera in two separate incidents.


 THE MAIN STORY- KENYA PARLIAMENT SET TO AMMEND SECURITY LAWS:

A section of political leaders Wednesday criticized the move by Parliament to introduce new anti- terrorism laws deemed oppressive.The Opposition vowed to challenge the move in court as governors warned that the proposed laws could worsen the security situation. Six CORD senators termed the amendments contained in the Security Laws (Amendments) Bill2014 retrogressive and an attempt to undermine the Bill of Rights. The senators, led by Minority Leader Moses Wetang’ula, warned the National Assembly against passing the amendments, failure to which they would move to court.
The senators, led by Minority Leader Moses Wetang’ula, warned the National Assembly against passing the amendments, failure to which they would move to court. “The Bill, on the face of it, is derogation on the Bills of Rights which are guaranteed in the Constitution. Any attempt to undermine the Bill of Rights will be resisted, including in the courts," Wetang'ula told journalists at Parliament Buildings. He was accompanied by Johnstone Muthama (Machakos), James Orengo (Siaya), Amos Wako (Busia) Boni Khalwale (Kakamega) and Mutula Kilonzo Jnr (Makueni).

 

At the same time, the Council of Governors' chair Isaac Ruto warned that the proposed amendments will not improve the country's security but would create more dissent. "The Government should seriously look at the problems of security and address them effectively. What the country is facing now has nothing to do with the laws," urged Ruto. Mr Ruto, who is also the Bomet governor, warned the Government against taking away the liberty of Kenyans under the guise of addressing the runaway insecurity. DANGEROUS MOVE "What we are currently witnessing is a scheme to go back to the old ways and methods to restore security. These attempts are dangerous and this is not the right route to take. The Constitution heavily stresses on public participation," said Ruto. He continued: "Let us not take away the freedom of Kenyans in the pretence of tackling security concerns."The Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which targets to amend 21 statutes, seeks to introduce new laws that are set to change the way Kenyans handle security and provide, among other things, sweeping powers to the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to arrest and detain terror suspects for one year. This is seen as negating the current legal provisions that allow police officers to arrest any suspect and present the same person in court within 24 hours. The spy agency would have powers to arrest and detain terror suspects whom the NIS officer 'witnesses committing serious offence, finds in possession of any object or material that could be used in commission of a serious offence or suspects of engaging in any act or thing, being in possession of anything that poses a threat to national security'. It also seeks to give powers to NIS to tap and intercept your communication without a court order, although a similar proposal was rejected a few months ago by Parliament. If the law is passed, the President will have powers to hand-pick the Inspector General of Police, with the approval of Parliament, removing the National Police Service Commission and other bodies any role in the competitive recruitment of the top cop. 

Among the likely casualties of the Bill are Muslims and journalists, Kenyans on social media who face a jail term of up to three years, a fine of Sh5 million or both for publishing or broadcasting photographs of victims of terror without the consent of the police and that of the victim.

"Any person who without, authorization from the National Police Service, broadcasts information which undermines investigations or security operations relating to terrorism commits an offence and is liable for imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding five million shillings or both," it adds. The penal code is also to be amended to provide that; "A person who publishes or causes to be published or distributed obscene, gory or offensive material which is likely to cause fear or alarm to the public is guilty of a felony and shall be liable, subject to if convicted, a Sh1 million fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, while a media house shall be fined five million shillings." This provision is targeting members of the public who share information on mobile phones and social media networks. If the National Assembly passes the amendments, Interior Cabinet Secretary will have powers to gazette and designate areas and time where public meetings, gatherings or public processions may be held, through the amendment of the Public Order Act. "Any person who unlawfully convenes, organises or promotes a public rally, meeting or processional or neglects or refused to comply with any law relating to public meetings commits and offence and shall be convicted. Apart from conviction, that person shall be held liable for any loss or damage as a result of the public rally." At the same time, landlords will be required to take details of their tenants which include name(s), ID/passport number, sex, email and telephone and present them to authorities on demand while those operating accommodation facilities will be required to keep similar records of their guests and submit them to police on a weekly basis.

Those found with weapons at places of worship face a jail term of 20 years, while those in charge of the same places will be held accountable for the same with a similar jail term if convicted. The opposition senators described some of the proposals as unconstitutional and seeking to return the country to the dark days of detention without trial and sedition, arguing this was an attempt to reintroduce some statutes that were repealed in the 1990s through the back door.

"We are slowly going back to the dark old ways if we will not be careful and the sacrifices Kenyans paid to expand the democratic space will be reversed," Orengo said. 



All Freedoms, including that of media, he warned that some of the provisions, especially on media freedom, were adding more insult into injury after the National Assembly passed two other laws – Media Council of Kenya and Information and Communications Act – which contain punitive clauses that impede the working of journalists. 

CORD senators accused the National Assembly leadership of sidestepping the Senate by introducing the Bill, saying Article 110 of the Constitution requires the two House speakers to consult on whether any Bill touches on county matters.

"Although national security is a mandate of the national government, it's nevertheless touching on counties and thus Senate must be involved," Wako, who is the immediate former Attorney General, said. Senator Billow Kerrow (Mandera) argued "Significant involvement of the public in security matter will arrest the problem. The Government needs to focus more on ensuring security agencies and the local population have a good relationship to volunteer information, which would lead to the arrest of suspected criminal".



Monday, December 08, 2014

SOMALI GIRLS NOW THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN AFRICA....DID THEY SAY, THE WORLD

SOMALI WOMEN VOTED AFRICA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS....

This is Not Coincidence but a Licence to Open them to what is now called "Freedom"...Getting them Nude...and Show all their WARES...  Take it easy....Somali Girls are Proud of their Fathers....




Sunday, December 07, 2014

FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION IN KENYA: NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES





Mnamo mwaka wa Elfu mbili na tatu (2003), Rais mstaafu,Mwai Kibaki, alizindua mpango wa masomo ya bure katika shule za msingi za umma. 

Lakini je, wafahamu kuwa hata baada ya sera hiyo ya serikali, hali katika kaunti ya Garissa, Wajir na Mandera ni tofauti kabisa, kwani katika baadhi ya shule, wazazi ndio hugharimika katika masomo ya watoto wao, ikiwamo mishahara ya walimu; huku walimu walioajiriwa na serikali, wakilipwa mara moja kwa mwaka. Shadrack mitty amerejea kutoka maeneo hayo na hii hapa taarifa yake.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

TERRORIST ATTACKS IN MANDERA ARE A SHAME TO SOMALIS & MUSLIMS


MEDIA PRESS STATEMENT ON MANDERA ATTACKS.

It is a Sad week, Sad Times for Kenya and The attacks that have happened in Mandera have severely affected us as the people of Mandera before and is now affecting many other Kenyans and hereby wish to give our statement on the Following:

1. That after even our condemnation of the criminal acts, The good people of Mandera have no hand in it.

2. That it's paramount that Kenya as a country protects and secures it's people of Mandera, It's border with all countries and liaise with local communities in extracting Intelligence and putting necessary logistics including standby helicopters to combat incidents of terrorism, banditry and maiming of Kenyans quickly.


3. The Mandera County Government should also work closely with National Government agencies without taking advantages and exaggerating precarious security situation in Mandera. More so, The County Headquarters sits in Mandera and being the capital city of Mandera County, necessary development in security Must be considered.

4. That the National Government provide security to all roads entering and leaving Mandera. It's paramount to Note that both Roads leaving Mandera, Rhamu and Arabia have security issues and it's our wish the Government provides escorts to vehicles plying the routes.

5. There have previously been lot of cases of killing of Kenyans including our own 9 Home Guards last year, hijacking of our Miraa vehicles @ GPS Co-ordinates 3.2824488, 41.3689451 and this shows gradual insecurity which we urgently want the Government to address.

6. Going by the history of Inter-clan clashes in Mandera, We are perturbed by the statements coming from Mandera County that travellers should not use the Arabia-Lafey Road. This is uncalled for and hereby confirm that whether you are plying Rhamu or Arabia Road, The situation is the same and should be treated the same.

Both the roads experience insecurity, The solution is not to STOP using Arabia but to find ways to increase security.

SOLUTIONS

It is a Long way……While some of the solutions have been addressed here,

1. We urge the National government, in close co-ordination with the County Government to seal the Kenya-Somalia border with enough security.

2. The Government to work with both elected leaders and community elders from all clans living in Mandera for it's own intelligence and team work as this country is ours all and we need to work together.

3. As said by the Governor yesterday, The Government to take these matter seriously and try to treat this as only affecting Non-Muslims. We are also victims of the same and we are also Kenyans.

4. It's Not a religious War and it's the duty of the Government to treat all terrorism, banditry, maiming as a threat to all Kenyans irrespective of Muslims, Christians and so on.

Let the Government through the Kenya National Cohesion commission initiate consultations of bringing Kenyans of all Faith together.
The brutality of the criminal and terrorist perpetrators of these acts seems to have no bounds. All parties in Kenya should stand together in solidarity and decisive action against terrorism acts which are now Tarnishing Islam's Name.

We, The people of Mandera, will continue to stand by our country, Kenya and will join with all Kenyans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No political cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts.”

God Bless Kenya.
END

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

MOSES KURIA NEEDS TO LOWER HIS TONES: NATIONAL COHESION

If you reading this Twitter Stuff from one Moses Kuria, a Gatundu TNA activist in Kenya, please understand that, this guy doesn't care of how he speaks against any other Kenyan provided he is not from His tribe.

Moses Kuria should watch his social media writings and what he says on Public lest putting himself and other Kenyans in Danger.

Police Inspector General, David Kimaiyo should tame Mr. Kuria before he injures National Cohesion Projects.

Kenyans are Watching......Kuria


Monday, November 24, 2014

MANDERA, KAPEDO, MPEKETONI, LAMU, BARINGO, EASTLEIGH....THE LIST IS GOING ON....

Indeed this barbaric act of terror executed in Mandera is totally inhuman and unacceptable to any religious faith. 

It should be condemned and those behind it be dealt with mercilessly, by implementing what the govt vowed to do fully. Most importantly all applicable proactive measures/precautions needs to be taken to avoid recurrence of similar incidences in future. We stand with families and friends of all those affected at this time of sorrow.
 
While We join the relatives, friends and families of the victims of the heinous and beastly attack on innocent Kenyans, who were travelling home in a Nairobi bound bus, We do wish to condemn the access of evil, who planed and executed this brutal, inhumane and beastly act, may the souls of our departed colleagues rest in peace. 

This is a sad moment for all of us and as we grief, I call upon fellow Kenyans to exercise restraint and stay together as one, the aim of this attack is to polarize Kenyans through religion and we must not allow them to achieve this. 

While we do blame the government's Anti-terrorist unit and those security chiefs laying precedence for to days massacre, profiling of Christian citizens and executing them brutally and unfairly, it has always been the reactions of the government to profile members of certain community and religion in reacting to any terror attack, extrajudicial killings of prominent religious leaders, just for being suspects of radicalization, or being members of Al Shabaab, 

This in total disregard for the provision of law, that all suspects are presumed innocent until proved guilty, illegal detention, extortion and many other dehumanizing acts, this kind of reaction has always been said to be a win and win big for terrorist, the hon governor, Mandera county has a fortnight ago warned of an imminent attack by this insurgents, which were ignored,, and today we are treated to this agonizing situation, I, finally call upon the President, Hon Uhuru To sack the joy riders who head natural security and those officers who despite having been provided with intelligence report, decided to sit on the job.


We condemn such extremism and cowardly act in the name of islam.... Late last week, what happened the road between Mandera and Arabia the Evil killing of innocent travelers,killing mothers, teachers and doctors have no justification whatsoever in Islam.

Does Islam religion teach us kill such people... ..These people are insulting the Islam, it's a sort of Humiliation to the Muslim community.....where does Islam teaching ever killed innocent people whatever religion they may be, don't they have hearts feeling humanity at least....?
we are really sorry...