Massive Anti-Vat Demo Planned Outside Kenyan Parliament: 15th October



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    Uhuru and Ruto Please Ngulu Muguret,Mugogom .Kalei wediano/

    December 17, 2008: President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga sign the agreement that would lead to the establishment of a special court to try post-election violence suspects. This was just before expiry of the deadline given by the Commission of Inquiry into the violence, for handing over the secret envelope to the International Criminal Court, but Parliament that must approve the necessary legislation to establish a special local tribunal, goes on recess.
    January 20, 2009: Parliament re-opens from recess with the establishment of a legislative framework, to create a tribunal to try post-election violence suspects, as proposed by the Waki Commission, being top agenda.
    January 27, 2009: The government’s legal advisor, Attorney-General Amos appeals to Members of Parliament to pass laws establishing the local tribunal to save the country from embarrassment.
    January 31, 2009: Prime Minister Odinga says that the formation of a local tribunal was on course after related laws were published and presented to the floor of the House.
    February 12, 2009: Parliament rejects the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill presented by Justice minister Martha Karua and backed by President Kibaki and Prime Minister Odinga for establishment of a local tribunal, with several MPs popularising the “Don’t be Vague, ask for Hague” slogan.
    February 14, 2009: Mr Odinga says that only a local tribunal could effectively deal with the suspects of post-election violence. The PM dismisses those pushing for the trial of suspects at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and says they do not understand how it would work.
    February 17, 2009: Prime Minister Odinga discloses that Mr Annan would hold on to the envelope containing names of the suspects a little longer to give the government time to sort out issues that led to the collapse of attempts to create a local tribunal.
    February 20, 2009: Agriculture minister William Ruto says the secret envelope containing names of the post-election violence suspects should be handed over to the International Criminal Court at The Hague so that proper investigations can start.

  • -The Unga Revolution is a non-violent movement of patriotic Kenyans who are using all legal means available to ensure that all the rights and privileges written in the constitution are accessible to every Kenyan.

    -It is a push for the full implementation of the Bill of Rights in the constitution of Kenya, particularly Article 43: Economic and Social Rights.

    -It is a wakeup call for all citizens to join in this struggle for the ultimate freedom, which can only come when the basic needs of all are satisfied and people begin to live like human beings.

    -It is a reminder of all the things that make me us Kenyan; Our National Anthem, Our National Flag, and our national values which are the source of our UNITY, without which our NATIONHOOD cannot be achieved.

    -It is inspired by the awesome show of people power in Egypt and Tunisia and a warning to all our politicians that a people living in unjust conditions will sooner than later rise up and depose any bad leadership, whether it’s a strong military dictator or a bunch of power hungry thugs.

    -It is the mission of our generation and our chance to finally correct the errors of post-colonial Kenya.

    Unganisha wakenya

    July 15th, 2013 Admin

    Re: seeking for a working relationship with your organization.
    Unganisha Wakenya association is registered under the registrar of society in Kenya. Is a platform created to allow citizen to organize around issue and demand accountability from the government, also the platform is used to educate the masses on their role in the implementation of the constitution.

    Unganisha Wakenya is a legal entity for grassroots social movement
    We are therefore, writing to you as members of the Unganisha Wakenya seeking a working relationship with you and your office. Knowing your historical background in the struggle with national movements, we are glad that such of your patriotic engagements inspired the young generation to advance the same struggle within the framework of the new constitution to build an acceptable democratic state in Kenya.

    We are seeking to forge a working relationship with you and other progressive forces in forming a united front for alternative political leadership and how we can advance the agenda of social change with the existing social movements.

    Unganisha Wakenya has several program of educating masses on:
    • The right to food, health, housing, security, education and social security as per article 43 of the constitution
    •Alternative political leadership (social movement participation in election in Kenya)
    •Public participation in monitoring Devolution transition, judicial and police reforms in the new constitution
    •Sensitizing the public on the importance of leaders’ compliance to chapter six of leadership and integrity.
    • Peace building and reconciliation
    •Internship programs for local an international students
    •Training on safety and protection of HRDs
    •legal support for human right defenders in Kenya

    We look forward to having a more detailed engagement with you and your progressive team in helping to build and strengthening social movement in Kenya.

  • Kenya Kangaroo Courts!

    Impunity of the highest order (The Rapist and murderous Daniel AraP Moi Still ordering the Arrest & detention of Kenyans accusing him of robbing and grabbing their Land(farms) Watch the Video how Kenya courts are real-Kangaroo/Nyani Courts>

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  • uhuru gives oil to corrupt nigeria

    Does Nigeria’s Huge FDI Benefit Nigerians?

    Author: Dan Steinbock · August 23rd, 2013 ·

    With its natural resources, size and growth, Nigeria is Africa’s largest recipient of foreign investment. But are the huge FDI flows benefiting ordinary Nigerians?

    Global FDI is no longer immune to the post-global recession challenges. Last year, it plunged by a whopping 18 percent.

    Nonetheless, FDI inflows to African countries actually rose by five percent, to $50 billion, while Nigeria receives the largest amount of FDI in Africa – almost 15 percent of the total.

    What about the Nigerians?

    FDI success

    Last June, Nigeria was ranked Africa’s number one destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the second time in two years. The country’s FDI inflows exceeded $7 billion.

    In the post-global crisis years, FDI stock in Nigeria as a percentage of GDP has increased to 27.6 percent. In 2012, FDI flows in Nigeria as a percentage of gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) were almost 24 percent.

    Under the 1995 Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission Act, 100 percent foreign ownership is allowed in all industries except for oil and gas. Typically, Nigeria’s most important sources of FDI have been the home countries of the oil majors: the United States (Chevron Texaco, Exxon Mobil), the UK (Shell), China, and South Africa.

    Understandably, the government would like to bring in even more investment to meet its target of becoming one of the world’s top-20 economies by 2020.

    The objective, however, is predicated on a sophisticated business environment, lower corruption and rising competitiveness.

    Competitive challenges

    Usually, investors rely on global indicators to review FDI opportunities, focusing on business environment, corruption, and competitiveness.

    After some deterioration in the rankings over recent years, Nigeria moved up to 115th last year, thanks to improved macroeconomic conditions and a financial sector that is recovering from its 2009 crisis.

    The negatives include the institutional environment, e.g., concerns about the protection of property rights, ethics and corruption, undue influence, and government inefficiencies, as well as security. The country also receives poor assessments for infrastructure, health and primary education levels, and the low rates of ICT penetration.

    In the Doing Business indicators (World Bank), Nigeria is ranked 131st. This performance is relatively weakest in such areas as starting a business, getting electricity, registering property, paying taxes, trading across borders, or resolving insolvency.

    Finally, Nigeria ranks 139th in the Corruption Perceptions (Transparency International); far behind South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. In this regard, perceived corruption is similar to that in Pakistan (139) and Bangladesh (144).

    In order to move higher in the value-added chain, Nigeria must improve its performance in these rankings. The country needs urgently to develop medium-term public-private partnerships to upgrade its business environment, fight corruption, and foster competitiveness.

    Spreading prosperity

    This is the paradox: unlike those nations that attract FDI because of their relatively strong performance in competitiveness, their business environment, or their minimal corruption, Nigeria garners FDI despite its vulnerabilities.

    The bad news is that, in such a situation, the gains of natural resources are unlikely to benefit the nation as a whole. Rather, the status quo virtually ensures that small enclaves in the economy will grow richer, even as the real per capita income of the majority remains relatively low. That’s a risky recipe to economic polarization and social division.

    What Nigeria needs is to attract investors primarily with higher productivity. The goal should be to improve the quality of the location in ways that benefit many companies and industries, not just one or two companies. Third, the point should be to develop ‘sticky’ incentives that are tied to the location rather than the investor. Moreover, the focus should be on sustained investment rather than transient one-time deals.

    From the standpoint of competitiveness, oil-driven FDI is a distraction because it steers attention away from the fundamentals of competitiveness.

    FDI that benefits the nation

    Recently, President Goodluck Jonathan said the economy could achieve a 7.2% growth rate before the year-end. In a grim international environment, such growth will attract investor interest worldwide. However, broader industrialization could achieve greater spread effects across the economy.

    Global FDI is no longer unaffected by the gloomy and uncertain environment, including the potentially longer growth slowdown in several emerging economies – especially if the anticipated unwinding of monetary policy stimulus in the U.S. leads to sustained capital flow reversals.

    Since, however, Nigeria’s FDI relies on its natural resources, it is likely to remain relatively immune from the decline of overall global FDI.

    Nigeria’s challenge is to translate a lucrative enclave of the economy into national gains, through increased competitiveness, enhanced business environment and lower corruption.

    That’s a tall order but vital to avoid deepening economic polarization and rising social pressures over time.

    Original version published as “Nigeria’s huge FDI flow: Is this benefiting Nigerians?” BusinessDay Nigeria (Aug 19, 2013)

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