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VIDEO: Late night Kenyan drinkers welcome the outlawing of Alcoblow

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The Court of Appeal’s decision to invalidate the Traffic Breathalyser Rules 2011 commonly referred to as Alcoblow has been received with mixed reactions by Kenyans, with most who reacted on social media generally praising the court for the ruling.

On Friday, a three judge bench ruled that the law used to arrest drunk drivers was illegal in Kenya.





Moses Nyange wrote on Facebook: “Ilikuwa njia tu ya kujitajirisha juu hatujaona mabadiliko yoyote tangu alcoblow ianzishwe. The only difference we have seen is of officers getting richer and fatter by the night. I will continue drinking a little and driving home without a worry in the world.”

Katana nza wrote via snapchat: “The law was an infringement and an intrusion into my privacy. Shame on NTSA. Glad I won’t have to pay a bribe again.”

Jkarume says via twitter: Good riddance. There is no date to show that cases of road accidents have decreased due to the introductioon of Alcoblo. Ni mathii makiumaga!

Oketchoo wrote on Instagram: It is sad that accidents continue unabated but I must say these guys were bullies. I won’t miss them.

Judges GBM Kariuki, Fatuma Sichale and Festus Azangalala noted that the laws introduced by NTSA are inconsistent with the Traffic Act and should therefore be taken back to Parliament for review.

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Baba sichale says: “We don’t want the law reviewed. We can take care of ourselves without the help of NTSA.”

 

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Six reasons men just can’t stop staring at women, even when they have their own

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It was one of those warm days that inflated Mombasa this week. I was on my way to campus on my bicycle. Two blocks from where I resided, I turned right towards the main road and found myself five metres behind a young lady.

She had long black hair and was wearing a short putty-colored top, grey sweatpants – the top tucked primly beneath the sweatpants.

My first sight of her felt like a light blow to the chest. Her body held my interest, so did her decision to put on fitting sweatpants along with her splendid figure, her loveliness.

 

Even with the fleetingness of the six blocks, I kept her company close behind- she turned right, and she was gone. We owe each other nothing.

The inevitable backwash of guilt arrived, as my fellow men know it does. I had spent minutes gazing at a pretty girl`s backside. I have a girlfriend and heck! I hope she is not reading this. I could hear my inner critic pressing charges against me.

So, why does girl-watching have such terrible reputation?

 

I had a heated discussion with some of my classmates and everyone had their own reasons, others rebuking it while others praised it.

I found myself at crossroads and finally set out to unearth why the infamous male gaze is not creepy as some think it is.

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Why It Is Okay To Creepily Stare At Women

Science Suggests…

When a man looks at a woman, a chemical reaction happens in his brain. Neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin are released, giving him an involuntary surge of pleasure. It is simply nature.

2. Men can`t help it

It is right there in the headline! Whether they want or not, men can`t stop staring at women. It is “UNAVOIDABLE”. That`s just how male sexuality works. Do you really want men to stop doing something that they can`t stop doing? That just won`t happen.

3. The weather

It`s a scientific fact: When the weather gets hotter women`s clothes get smaller, and when women`s clothes get smaller, men have no choice (see no.2) but to catalogue and analyse every inch of exposed skin. Don`t like it, ladies? The last time I checked, men did not make the weather- Mother Nature did!

4. Women have boobs

“I`m having a hard time concentrating; the waitress at the cafe is brain-stopping. Her cleavage seems to be the prix fixe. Those boobs are on the menu, just like food! Isn`t it?

5. Charles Darwin

Men look at attractive women because attractiveness means women are healthy and fertile, an evolutionary advantage.

6. Not staring at women is pointless

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Would not staring at women “help” anything? I wonder. No, it would not.

So, there you have it! I have done my homework. To those ignorant people slumbering in the dark ages of culture and dogma or whatever it is, kindly wake up and face reality.

-Ureport

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See the KSh 20 million machine awaiting Eliud Kipchoge after amazing marathon win

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Amid all the glory from the Berlin Marathon, Eliud Kipchoge is set to reap handsomely for his heroism with a number of lucrative prizes on the cards.

Among the tokens of recognition that will come Kipchoge’s way includes a swanky KSh 20 million ride following his amazing triumph.

The 33-year old set a new world record of 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds in the marathon, beating fellow countrymen Amos Kipruto and Wilson Kipsang. The fact that Kipchoge’s victory was coupled with a smashing world record, the athlete is set to become the proud owner of a brand new Isuzu D max.

This is in honor of a promise which was made by the truck and bus manufacturer Isuzu East Africa after it renewed the contract with Kipchoge as its brand ambassador.

The deal was made barely a week before Kipchpoge left for Germany in preparation for the Berlin Marathon.

One would be forgiven to think Kipchoge had the lucrative gifts in his head during the marathon because not only did he emerge winner, but he also set a new world record in a remarkable marathon. He smashed the world record by 77 seconds, in what will be a new time which will prove difficult to match over the years.

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VIDEO: Finding my Father

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BY TENDAI MTANA

Born on the 23rd January 1977, in pursuit of life, my struggle in the absence of fatherhood for 21 years despite having a father triggered a journey in search of finding destiny. Faced with a struggle against condemnation and a dis-empowering education system all the way to University in 2000, my early teenage life set me on a journey in search of  mercy and grace from the only person that mattered; God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in 1998.

In my life’s journey I battled against the pride of tribe in my years of public service in Mvita, knowing that having come onto the earth from a strict and disciplinarian Kenyan father and a loving and comforting Zimbabwean mother I knew my journey was an African one. At one point, I summoned my courage and ran against the “Sultan of Mombasa” – the one and only Governor Hassa Ali Joho…and it was rough. Watch the video below:

After 7 years in active politics both in the United Kingdom and Kenya, my life in 2008 presented me with a struggle against financial debt and faithfulness in relationships. In this season all I lived on what my Pastor at Nyali Baptist fed me from 2002 – 2007, a promise from God that He would never leave me nor forsake me. With food from this storehouse, I began my journey of accomplishment in my ordination of leadership in 2009 and marriage to Terri Wanjiku in 2010, desiring this good thing for my entire generation.

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In this place I have found and learnt the expression of fatherhood from a man who I have come to call father in the name of Chigbo Ndukwe. In this place I found my expression of family and know my African experience has been birthed. Having birthed our son Gabriel in 2011, this encounter has had me seek the forgiveness of Mtana Lewa, the man I called Baba from birth and in this season begun a journey of restoring a son to his father after 20 years of bitterness and anger.

My life’s struggle against the expression of the world’s identity on the one hand, and my image and likeness in God on the other hand, has set me firmly on this dedicated path of establishing the account of my ability and the response to this ability based on faith in the Word of God. This is the only way that my life can please God.

This is my story, the journey of our generations’ search to connect their dignity to destiny.

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