January 14, 2015

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Memorial Service for Dr. Jean Claude Njem who Passed Away on 31st December

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January 4, 2015

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Fidel Odinga is Dead

Unconfirmed reports indicate Fidel Odinga, elder son to CORD leader Raila Odinga is dead. Fidel died at Nairobi Hospital where he was rushed by his wife last night. It is not yet known what killed hill.

Fidel had lunch with his dad on Sunday at Raila’s his Karen home. Raila told The Star this morning he was fine. He then went out in the evening with some friends and came home at around 1am, he is said to have had breathing problems and was rushed in an ambulance to Nairobi Hospital where he died. Raila confirmed the death of his son, he is at the scene.

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January 2, 2015

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Wazee Wapewe” Presents: Happy New Year 2015: 2/3 January

Yaya Sella & Joe Semafumu – Dekula Band “Ngoma Ya Kilo”

Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Date: 02-03/01/2015
Time: 21.00-01.00
Addr: Swedenborgsg. 20
Pendel: Södra station
New CD Shujaa Mamadou Ndala
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December 24, 2014

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“Wazee Wapewe” Presents: Yaya Sella and Joe Semafumu 26/27 Dec

Dekula Band “Ngoma Ya Kilo”

Place: Lilla Wien “Little Nairobi”
Date: 26-27/12/2014
Time: 21.00-01.00
Addr: Swedenborgsg. 20
Pendel: Södra station
New CD Shujaa Mamadou Ndala
Buy it from iTunes, amazon, qabuz

December 17, 2014

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JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE KENYAN SECURITY LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2014

Over the past two years, Kenya has faced extraordinary security challenges. As international partners and long-time friends, we stand with Kenya in the fight to defeat al-Shabaab and terrorism.

In light of al-Shabaab’s attacks and ongoing threats, we welcome the effort by the Government of Kenya to revise and update the country’s security legislation.  We encourage Kenya’s elected officials to take the time to review carefully the bill now before the National Assembly and to consult broadly to build consensus.  It is important that the legislation, while strengthening security, respects human rights and international obligations.  Protecting Kenya’s Constitution and upholding civil liberties and democracy are among the most effective ways to bolster security.

We also urge Kenya to continue implementing broader reforms to strengthen its security services, including their ability to collaborate across agency lines and carry out operations with full respect for human rights and the rule of law.  Building trust between communities and the security services is also critical.

As Kenya’s international partners, we underscore again our commitment to work with the Government and people of Kenya to meet this country’s challenges, including those related to security.  We are committed to our friendship and to assisting Kenya as it works to build a more secure and prosperous nation.

Signed:

Ambassador of the United States to Kenya Robert F. Godec
High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Kenya Dr. Christian Turner
High Commissioner of Australia to Kenya Geoff Tooth
Ambassador of the Netherlands to Kenya Joost Reintjes
Ambassador of Germany to Kenya Andreas Peschke
Ambassador of Denmark to Kenya Geert Andersen
Ambassador of France to Kenya Rémi Maréchaux
Ambassador of Sweden to Kenya Johan Borgstam
High Commissioner of Canada to Kenya David Angell

December 17, 2014

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Full List of NGOs Deregistered by Government

 

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December 15, 2014

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Men in Black Disrupt ODM’s Homa Bay Senatorial Nomination: Ballot Boxes Destroyed

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A security officer guards the venue for the nomination of the ODM candidate for the Homa Bay senatorial by-election. Protesting youths who were among delegates were on Monday morning arrested after they turned rowdy and destroyed ballot boxes.

Several youths were Monday morning arrested after they tried to disrupt ODM’s senatorial nominations at the Homa Bay County Assembly grounds. At around 11:30am, the angry youths kicked down ballot boxes that had been set up for the exercise. The youths, who were among ODM delegates about to cast their votes, destroyed the ballot boxes, saying that some of their fellow delegates had been either excluded from the voters’ list or replaced. More here

December 15, 2014

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UN Experts Urge Sweden to Intensify Fight Against Discrimination of People of African Descent

The Government of Sweden must do more to end discrimination against people of African descent and increase integration as part of a wider effort in combating racism and hate speech, a group of United Nations human rights experts urged today following their visit to the European nation.

The appeal, launched by the Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent, comes amid a heightened prevalence of xenophobic and racist attitudes against migrants and refugee communities despite the Government’s best efforts to counter racial hate.

“Afro-Swedes and Africans with whom we met expressed their experiences of multiple forms of discrimination based on their skin colour, race, religion and sex,” the Working Group declared in a press release.

“Racial discrimination is also manifested in lack of equal access to justice, racial profiling and the failure to effectively investigate, prosecute and deter ‘Afrophobic’ hate crimes,” the experts continued.

“We are concerned that this creates feelings of mistrust in law enforcement bodies among communities and discourages them from accessing help when they themselves are victims of crime or rights abuses.”

The Working Group – which travelled to Sweden from 1-5 December, visiting the cities of Stockholm, Malmö, and Lund – commended the Government’s plan to develop a Human Rights Strategy as well as a policy to accord priority to addressing “Afrophobia” and awareness raising programmes on combating xenophobia and racism.

At the same time, however, it voiced concerned about what they described as the “invisibility and lack of recognition of people of African descent as a specific vulnerable group in the country.”

“For a country that has been perceived as having a long tradition of tolerance and openness, the relative silence around racism and racial discrimination is surprising and worrying,” the experts pointed out.

The Working Group – headed by Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France – will present a final report containing its findings and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2015.

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