Archive for February, 2014

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Copies of the BAM magazine that are to start being distributed in Kenya

 

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President Yoweri Museveni has finally signed the Anti-Gay Bill at State House Entebbe Uganda today shrugging off international pressure .

The law makes it a crime not to report gay people. It criminalises the “promotion” and even the mere “recognition” of homosexual relations “through or with the support of any government entity in Uganda or any other non-governmental organisation inside or outside the country”.

Last month, Museveni said he wouldn’t sign the bill, describing homosexuals as “sick” people who needed help, not imprisonment.

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Wearing of such clothes will now be a crime. Photo Source.Daily Monitor Uganda

Wearing a mini skirt will now be a crime in Uganda. This is after President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Pornography Bill into law, exactly two months to the day it was passed by Parliament on December 19.

The Anti-Pornography Bill outlaws anything that shows sexual parts of a person such as breasts, thighs, buttocks or any erotic behaviour intended to cause sexual excitement or any indecent act or behaviour tending to corrupt morals, among other things.

The Bill defines pornography as any cultural practice, form of behaviour or form of communication or speech or information or literature or publication in whole or in part or news story or entertainment or stage play or broadcast or music or dance or art or graphic or picture or photography or video recording or leisure activity or show or exhibition.

The Anti-Pornography Bill creates the offence of pornography which is blamed for sexual crimes against women and children including rape, child molestation and incest.

Well, no more wearing of minis skirts in UGANDA is, 

 

Well, he was at it again, causing drama on Monday afternoon at the Public Investments Committee (PIC) where he had appeared to shed light on the now controversial standard gauge railway project.

The Committee chairman Adan Keynan ordered Kimunya to leave the committee room after what committee members termed as kimunya’s lack of cooperation. Before he was asked to leave,

Well, he was really uncooperative huh!!.
What say you. Watch the clip sourced from NTV

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Mr Justice Philip Waki presents the report on post-election violence to former UN Secretary-General Koffi Anan. Source: Standard Digital

Two days ago Members of parliament allied to the Jubilee Alliance said they are planning to use their numerical strength in the august house to pursue persons they allege were behind the prosecution of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

This follows remarks by former ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo on reported diplomatic pressure over the Hague indictments. Majority leader Aden Duale saId the famous Waki envelope that supposedly contains names of 2007 election violence perpetrators must be opened.

The Mps resolved to push for the crafting and adoption of a motion to set up a select committee to probe the role of foreign embassies and non governmental agencies in the ICC trials facing the president and his deputy.

Question is, should the Waki envelop be opened?

This is the question that has continued to generate mixed responses from Kenyans and other leaders across the country. 

No single person has been prosecuted locally in regard to the PEV. Last week, THE Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko  said that more than 4,000 files touching on the 2007-08 post election violence cannot be prosecuted.

The DPP said that of the more than 4,000 cases reviewed by the multi-agency task force were not “prosecutable” whether as ordinary crimes or otherwise.

The question still remains, should the Waki envelop be opened? 

here is what #KOT had to say’

 ‏@MacOtani  Kenyans are weird. What will we do with the full Waki List yet we haven’t prosecuted a single person over 2007 post poll chaos!? #SwalaNyeti

@C_NyaKundiH  Before opening the Waki list open the list of people who are not committed in the fight against corruption and impunity

 

@FrancisMutegi  #Ocampo has confessed having been under pressure from some diplomatic to stop Uhuruto vying. Jubilee want Waki to reveal envelope

 

@SokoAnalyst  What if Waki‘s list had Kibaki & Raila and didn’t have Uhuru and Ruto. Then what? The future is bleak for Kenya at this rate.

 

@Willyomari  We already healed and moved from 2007/2008 chaos. I don’t know why duale want contents of waki report made public. Opening healed wounds

 

 ‏@SokoAnalyst  Opening the Waki envelope is akin to opening a pandora’s box that we as a country are not ready for what we will see.

 By @NicKanali 

 

 

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Lawyers casting their votes during the LSK elections. Photo Source CitizenNews

Prof Tom Ojienda, that is the name that is among most Kenyans lips after he trounced Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi the race to represent lawyers in the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

On Thursday elections were held where member elected their Chairperson, a Vice-chairperson, seven members of the council, and three Members of the Disciplinary Committee.

The three candidates who had been nominated for the Chairperson position include, Kanjama Charles Njiru, Mutua Eric Kyalo and Weda Ambrose Otieno. The results showed Erick Mutua retain the chairmanship position after beating his fellow contestants

The four lawyers who were contesting for the Judicial Service Commission slot included Kabaru wa Ndegwa, Ahmednasir Maalim Abdulahi, Professor Tom Odhiambo Ojienda and Erick Okong’o Mogeni. Tom Ojienda won the position beating his close rival Ahmednasir Maalim Abdulahi.

Ahmednasir Abdulahi through his twitter handle @ahmednasirlaw conceded defeat with this post 

“I congratulate Tom Ojienda as our representative in the JSC. My projection is he wins with about 300 votes more.”

According to the IEBC results, For the JSC representative, Tom Ojienda received 1,689 (44.46%), Ahmednasir Abdullah 1, 445 (38.04%), Erick Mogeni 548 (14.42%) and Kabru Ndegwa 117 (3.08%).

Prof. Tom Ojienda became a trending topic in twitter for the better part of yesterday and as usual Kenyans on Twitter #KOT did what they love doing best.

Here are some of the tweets from #KOT

@Etalephil  Congratulations Prof. Tom Ojienda for your victory to represent LSK in the JSC

SENATOR MURKOMEN ‏@kipmurkomen  Ahmednassir called Tom Ojienda a job seeker and indeed he got the job
 
Delli ‏@checheche8  @paulinenjoroge G.Shollei must be popping champagne at this moment!The Grand Mullah AhmedNasir concedes defeat.Congratulations Tom Ojienda.

Mwenda kirema ‏@Kiremavinni  Tom Ojienda to teach Ahmed Nassir the taste of defeat #LSKElections.

Gladys Boss Shollei ‏@gladysshollei Congratulations Tom Ojienda you deserved the victory.
Great work ahead to restore sanity to #JSC .
#KanaliSpeaks