Archive for January, 2015

Pupils of Lang'ata Road Primary School scamper for safety after police lobbed tear gas canisters at them during a demonstration (Source:Daily Nation)

Pupils of Lang’ata Road Primary School scamper for safety after police lobbed tear gas canisters at them during a demonstration (Source:Daily Nation)

Watch  here (Via Capital FM).

Some of the most disturbing images to be witnessed in the country in recent times. Why would police throw teargas at children, this is insanity. The land in question has been grabbed and everyone knows that. Who are these powerful individuals behind this?

From ‪#‎DarkDays‬,‪#‎FreeMutai‬ where Kenyans are being arrested for ”Undermining the authority of public servants” to ‪#‎OccupyPlayGround.‬ Where are we headed as a country?

At some instances, the Huruma Deputy OCPD was even captured on Camera threatening to shoot at the kids. This is so Sad.

What this message the government is trying to send to Kenyans?

Well, as my friend just told me, This is a crossbreed between Nazism, Stalin-ism and Nyayoism. The system suffers a disconnect with the common man and cares less. It is everybody for himself or herself and the government for the rich..

#KanaliSpeaks

3626_teacherdemoThe teachers’ strike enters the second week with no hope of their unions and the government finding a solution to end it.

The government is not ready to give in to the teachers’ demands; the teachers on the other hand insist they are not going back to the classroom until the government gives in.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) says they should wait for a job evaluation to determine whether they will receive a pay rise or not and the teachers are not ready to hear any of this.

The question is, why the job evaluation? The teachers had clearly indicated their motives of going on strike and the government just treated it lightly.

Now that the strike has gone beyond its control, the government, through TSC, is coming up with excuses to deny teachers what they rightfully deserve.

No parent is happy that the teachers have downed their tools. I am sure even the teachers themselves are not happy doing what they are doing, but where is the government failing?

Read more here

Fidel-Odinga

A sad shocking Sunday morning it is as Kenyans woke up to the death of  Fidel Odinga, the eldest son of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

According to the police, Fidel was found dead in his Karen house  after a night out with friends.

His body is expected to been moved to the Lee Funeral Home. It is not yet clear what caused his death.

Meanwhile, messages of condolences from Kenyans and also leaders especially on social media continue to flock in to the family. Already, a Facebook page has been created in his memory with more than 800 likes as by 11:30am.

Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro is leading a team of top detectives to Fidel’s home he says they are investigating his last moments.

The night before his death, Fidel is said to have been spotted  at popular high end hotel in Westlands in the company of friends.

Here is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s message to the family:

”It was with a deep sense of loss, sorrow and shock that I learnt of the death of the former Prime Minister’s son, Fidel. The passing of Fidel has robbed Kenya of a promising young man whose contribution to nation building will be missed by all. My condolences go out to the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his family. This is a big loss not only to you and your family but the entire country. On behalf of my family, the Government and the people of Kenya, and on my own behalf, please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. I pray that God grants you the strength and courage to bear this tragic loss”’.

#RIPFidelOdinga