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EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched  in Kampala.

EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched in Kampala.

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East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th January, 2021: The East African Community Election Observer Mission to the Uganda General Election to be held on 14th January, 2021 has been formally launched.   H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye (middle).Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Speaking during the launch of the mission at a Kampala hotel, the Head of the Mission, H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye, who is also a former president of the Republic of Burundi, said that the Community attaches great importance to the promotion of democracy, which will in turn guarantee political stability in the entire region.  H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye addressing the Observers.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “Further to the invitation of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the...
Kenya will advance a four-point agenda at the UN Security Council, President Kenyatta says

Kenya will advance a four-point agenda at the UN Security Council, President Kenyatta says

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NAIROBI, 6 January 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today outlined a four-point agenda that Kenya will advance as the country settles into its non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). President Uhuru kenyatta during the UN Security Council virtual meeting chaired by H.E. Kais Saied, President of the Republic of Tunisia. Also present were the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Chairperson African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat and former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who briefed the Security Council. The President listed leveraging the knowledge and buy-in of stakeholders closest to crises and supporting the Security Council as well as associated UN bodies to strengthen the capacity of state institutions during post-...
Uganda Law Society recognizes Speaker Rebecca Kadaga towards the fight for the rule of law, respect and enforcement of human rights

Uganda Law Society recognizes Speaker Rebecca Kadaga towards the fight for the rule of law, respect and enforcement of human rights

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Kampala,Uganda: The Country's s Speaker of Parliament  Rt. Hon.Rebecca Kadaga has been recognized  with  the  ‘Rule of Law’ award in recognition of her contribution towards the fight for the rule of law, respect and enforcement of human rights, her partnership with the Uganda Law Society and the good will towards the people of Uganda. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament  Rt.Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga (R) accepts  the award from the Uganda Law Society President Pheona Wall Nabasa (Middle) and the Chief Executive Officer of (ULS)  Moses Okwaling.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. We are so proud of you! You are a female lawyer with the highest  level in the land. We saved the best for the last this year by appreciating you with this award. “Rt Hon Speaker, we are proud of your ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta  pays tribute as  he visits  the family of the departed leader  Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama at their Nairobi home.

President Uhuru Kenyatta pays tribute as he visits the family of the departed leader Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama at their Nairobi home.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mrs. Nyagarama,the widow of the late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama when he visited the family of the departed leader at their Nairobi home.   President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mrs. Nyagarama,the widow of the late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama when he visited the family of the departed leader at their Nairobi home.
President Kenyatta signs Tax Laws (Amendment), Tea bills into law

President Kenyatta signs Tax Laws (Amendment), Tea bills into law

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 NAIROBI, 23rd December 2020, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi, signed into law the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 which was passed yesterday by Members of the National Assembly. - President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi when he signed into law the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Tea Bill of 2018 Also signed into law is the Tea Bill of 2018, which contains several reforms among them, the re-engineering of the Tea Board of Kenya to oversee the development, promotion and regulation of Kenya's tea sector. The bills were presented to the President for signature by  Solicitor General Ken Ogeto at the brief ceremony attended by Agriculture CS Peter Munya, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya. ...
BIOGRAPHY: Ali Kirunda-Kivejinja

BIOGRAPHY: Ali Kirunda-Kivejinja

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By Dr Mohammed Kirunda Nkutu KK was born in an aristocratic family that traced its origin from the ancient kingdom of Bunyoro Kitara. He was born at the height of British colonial occupation of Uganda. Undertook Islamic instruction before formal education that took him to India,a newly independent nation. Changed his life career path from human medicine to a political calling  because of the influence of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s founding prime minister who encouraged him to fight for his country’s independence. Formed a comradeship with John Kakonge, Wadada Musani, Kintu Musoke and Bidandi Ssali to infuse their energies and organize a party linked to the Indian National Congress as a vehicle for independence aspirations. At that tim...
President Kenyatta inaugurates the National Security Telecommunications Service

President Kenyatta inaugurates the National Security Telecommunications Service

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Caption:President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils a plaque to officially Inauguration of National Telecommunications Service (NSTS) at Embakasi Garrison, Nairobi County. NAIROBI, 17 December 2020 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today launched the National Security Telecommunications Service (NSTS), an integrated communications platform aimed at enhancing sharing of information between Kenya's security agencies. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the communication centre during the official Inauguration of National Telecommunications Service (NSTS) at Embakasi Garrison, Nairobi County. “This will enhance co-ordination of security activities and operations, allow real-time information exchange, and allow our security agencies to better deal with emerging threats in the realms of cybercrime...
President Kenyatta inaugurates National Air Support Department

President Kenyatta inaugurates National Air Support Department

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  NAIROBI, 17th December 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta has inaugurated the National Air Support Department (NASD), a multi-agency unit within the Ministry of Defence charged with the responsibility of coordinating Kenya's national air response services. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Air Support Department (NASD) during its launch at Wilson Airport, Nairobi County. Speaking to NASD staff at its Wilson Airport headquarters Thursday, the President said the entity which brings together all Government air assets will enhance efficiency in the delivery of aviation services. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Air Support Department (NASD) during its launch at Wilson Airport, Nairobi County. “The National Air Support Department is a multi-agency approach to s...
Facebook Unveils its 2020 Africa Year in Review

Facebook Unveils its 2020 Africa Year in Review

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  The campaign aims to highlight the successes, strength and resilience of its users, whilst reinforcing Facebook’s ongoing commitment to the region NAIROBI, Kenya, December 17, 2020/ -- Facebook (http://www.Facebook.com) today released its “2020 Year in Review: Highlights” an infographic showcasing some of its key investments and work across Africa in 2020. Supported by an animated video celebrating and showcasing a few people across the continent rising against the challenges of this unexpected year, the campaign aims to highlight the successes, strength and resilience of its users, whilst reinforcing Facebook’s ongoing commitment to the region.  SSA YIR 2020 Assets (English) Download Document: https://bit.ly/2Wk3PDM Commenting, Kojo Boakye, Director of Pub...
President Kenyatta mourns Bishop David Nguli Kalua

President Kenyatta mourns Bishop David Nguli Kalua

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 Nairobi, Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of Bishop David Nguli Kalua who passed away on Friday at the age of 83.   Bishop Kalua, who died while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital, is the father of Dr Isaac Kalua the founder of Green Africa Foundation and Chairman of Honda Kenya.   In his message of comfort and encouragement, President Kenyatta described the late Bishop Kalua as a true man of God who not only served as a minister of the gospel but also worked hard to raise a gracious family.   “Bishop David Kalua was an upright man, besides his calling as a servant of God, he strived to work with his hands to earn a living. He was also passionate about education working hard t...
Bilateral talks between Kenyan and Somaliland delegations

Bilateral talks between Kenyan and Somaliland delegations

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Nairobi,Kenya His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi hosted bilateral talks between Kenya and the visiting Somaliland delegation led by His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi, President of Somaliland. During the meeting, the two leaders initiated discussions on a number of subjects of mutual interest between Kenya and Somaliland. The two delegations are set to meet again tomorrow, Tuesday,15th December 2020, to finalize the talks.  President Uhuru Kenyatta with His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi,President of Somaliland at State House, Nairobi. His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi arrived in the country yesterday, Sunday 13th December 2020, for a three-day Official Visit.   President Uhuru Kenyatta with His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi,President of Soma...
President Kenyatta condoles with family of former Minister Joseph Nyaga

President Kenyatta condoles with family of former Minister Joseph Nyaga

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NAIROBI, December 11th December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former Cabinet Minister Joseph 'Joe' William Nthiga Nyagah as a consummate politician whose many years of public service helped shape modern Kenya. The 2017 presidential candidate passed away today at the age of 72 years while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital. In a message of comfort to the Nyagah family, President Kenyatta eulogised the two-term Gachoka MP as his friend of many years and an influential, approachable servant leader whose wisdom will be missed by many.              President Uhuru Kenyatta “Joe was a great person. A friendly leader, highly experienced in public service and a very influential politician. What stood out the most in my many years of interaction with him was hi...
President Uhuru Kenyatta mourns Machakos  Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka.

President Uhuru Kenyatta mourns Machakos Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka.

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  NAIROBI,Kenya 11th December 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and residents of Machakos County following the death of Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka.   Senator Kabaka passed away while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital.   In his message of comfort and encouragement to the family, President Kenyatta eulogised Senator Kabaka as a resilient and devoted leader who worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people of Kenya.   “It is unfortunate that the painful hand of death has robbed our country of a committed legislator, gifted debater and progressive leader who used his skills as a lawyer to enrich legislative processes in Senate.   “Senator Kabaka was an approachable le...