KENYA

Kenyan election official Roselyn quits

Kenyan election official Roselyn quits

INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
New York, USA.Kenya's top election official Roselyn Akombe quit the commission on Wednesday in New York, following a statement accusing her colleagues of political bias, sitting the upcoming presidential election could not be credible. Divisions in the commission burst into the open days later when a letter was leaked from the panel's chairman to its CEO questioning a host of failings in the conduct of the August 8 poll. Ms Akombe said that she had questioned her role at the commission for many months, but had "soldiered on". "Sometimes, you walk away, especially when potentially lives are at stake. The commission has become a party to the current crisis. The commission is under siege," she wrote. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta did not mention the resignation in a brief addres
Court lifts demo ban in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa CBD

Court lifts demo ban in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa CBD

AFRICA, KENYA
It has also prohibited the arrest of the National Super Alliance Chief Executive Norman Magaya over the property damage witnessed during the October 11 protests. “Pending the hearing and determination of the present application and petition, conservatory orders be issued herein staying and quashing the implementation and/or directive by Honourable Fred Matiangi, whose effect is the arrest of the petitioner Norman Magaya for discharging his lawful activities as the CEO of the National Super Alliance,” the orders read. Magaya challenged Matiangi’s pronouncement on picketing within the CBDs in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu on grounds that they contravene the fundamental right to peaceably march. He also challenged Matiangi’s directive that he be held responsible for any damage
Kenya must lift protest ban and end pattern of police brutality ahead of poll, UN experts warn

Kenya must lift protest ban and end pattern of police brutality ahead of poll, UN experts warn

INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
GENEVA, Switzerland. Kenya must lift its newly-imposed ban on protests in key cities, end police brutality during demonstrations, and halt attacks on the judiciary and civil society in the tense run-up to presidential elections on 26 October, a group of UN experts* has urged. “It is precisely when political tensions are high that governments should do their utmost to let people express their grievances and to protect their rights. Participants in peaceful protests are exercising and defending their legitimate right to voice their demands and express dissent,” the experts said. “Even before this ban was imposed, we were witnessing a pattern of police brutality and excessive use of force against protesters, as well as consistent harassment of judges and threats to civi

Angelina Jolie visits British military team in Kenya

KENYA
LONDON, United Kingdom This specialist instructional course hosted by the IPSTC is funded by the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and delivered with the support of the British Peace Support Team (East Africa). Ms Jolie’s visit to the region has two distinct but complementary purposes: to highlight the continued plight of Africa’s refugees, marked yesterday by World Refugee Day; and, to maintain momentum behind the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, with the day before (19 June) being the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Ms Jolie participated in training delivered to military and police personnel involved in African Peacekeeping Missions who are often first responders following acts of sexual violence in conf

Angry parents blocked from accessing fire gutted school

KENYA
  By Ronald Kabuubi/KMAUPDATES 24th April,2017 Kampala,Uganda. Angry parents, guardians nearly fought the Police and School authorities for blocking them from entering  Mother Majeri Preparatory School in Kirinya that gutted fire  last night. The parents had stormed the School to check on their children if they were not injured in the fire that burnt the School. The Police said  it was beyond midnight and were asked to come back this morning. The parents were not convinced by Mr Mutebi Julius Nsubuga, the Mayor of Kira Municipality.They tasked him to explain about the Causalities that were seen in Ambulances being taken to different hospitals. Mutebi insisted that no one was injured  but all this fell on deaf ears o attracting even more anger from the parents saying Mu