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VIDEO: Kisumu reacts to Supreme court ruling

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Supreme Court’s decision upholding the re-election of President Kenyatta has touched off violent demos in some perceived opposition strongholds.

Supporters of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) and its leader Raila Odinga on Monday took to the streets to express their disappointment with the judgment.

DEMOS

The demos turned violent in some parts of Nyanza, Mr Odinga’s home turf, and Kibera and Mathare slums in the capital Nairobi.

In Kisumu, a car was set ablaze in Kondele slums moments after chaos broke out in the lakeside city in the wake of the apex court’s judgment.

Youths barricaded roads leading into and leaving Kisumu central business district with burning tyres and rocks.

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Some were stopping and inspecting public service vehicles for unknown reasons.

Youths block roads leading to Kondele on November 20, 2017. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

They accosted three occupants of a saloon car, beat and mugged them before vandalising and setting the vehicle alight.

The trio ran to the Kondele Police Station to save their lives.

KURIA

Businesses around Kondele and Kibuye closed in a huff out of fear of looting.

Parts of Kisumu CBD were, however, calm after the court’s decision.

In Migori county, residents expressed disappointment with the apex court’s decision.

They said since they did not cast their ballots in the fresh presidential poll, they will not recognise the administration of Mr Kenyatta.

“We are waiting for our leader Raila Odinga to give us direction…if it will come to secession, then so be it,” said Mr John Onyango, a Jua Kali artisan.

A retired civil servant, Mr Barack Otieno, wondered how the divisions in the country will be addressed.

CALM

“Tribalism and hatred are getting entrenched by the day and the two major political divides continues to pull apart,” he said.

But most parts of Nyanza and western Kenya were calm as others, perceived to be pro-Jubilee Party, erupted in celebrations.

Scores of residents in Kuria in Migori county, for instance, celebrated the court’s verdict.

Protesters take to the streets of Kondele on November 20, 2017. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The residents, most of whom discussed the decision in groups, said they were happy that there will be no other election.

“We will forget about a possibility of another election and move on. We are tired of the incessant politicking. Let Uhuru continue. It is time to move on,” said Mr Chacha Burigiri, a resident of Kehancha.

They further called on the opposition leader Raila Odinga to respect the court’s decision.

‘INJUSTICE’

“We ask Nasa leader Raila Odinga to accept the ruling and allow the country to move on. The current political grandstanding has really affected our economy and now lives are being lost because of chaos. We need to put this behind us,” said Ms Robi Jacky, a resident of Kegonga.

However, they are those who were displeased with the judgment, arguing that it has entrenched electoral injustice.

“I am not happy. The October 26 repeat poll was clearly a sham and I expected the Supreme Court to nullify it and give the nation another chance to hold a free and fair poll but this is not to be. Electoral theft has been legitimised,” said Mr John Robi Kehaga from Isibania.

In Kakamega, the town remained calm as residents went about their businesses normally.

But celebrations broke out in Mumias East, a Jubilee stronghold, shortly after the court’s decision.

KAKEMEGA

Some traders in Kakamega had closed their businesses fearing there would be an outbreak of violence and protests but later re-opened.

There was no heavy presence of security officers on the busy streets as the was the case on September 1.

Western region police chief Moses Ombati said the region was largely peaceful.

“We have not received any reports of protests but our officers are on the alert and closely monitoring the situation,” said Mr Ombati.

The busy Kakamega main county market and the bus terminus were bustling with activity as residents went about their businesses.

VIHIGA 

Vihiga County, the home of Nasa principal Musalia Mudavadi, also remained largely calm.

Businesses in Mbale, Majengo and Luanda remained open as normalcy prevailed.

A spot check by the Nation revealed people went on with their activities as usual.

Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi, who had called for calm before the decision, later said the country was going through tough times.

“Transmission of results was manipulated. We will soldier on with liberation calls,” said Mr Agoi.

“We have our plan to redeem and reclaim our country. We want to restore electoral justice.”

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UPDATE on Njoki wa Ndegwa’s funeral arrangements

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Following the passing away of broadcaster Njoki wa Ndegwa, family, friends and well-wishers are meeting at the home of Francis and Jane Muhia every evening from 6:00pm to console one another and to prepare to give her an honorable homegoing.

Njoki was loving mother to Kenneth Ndegwa, Edwin Gitonga, Patrick Maina and Alfred Njogu.

Daughter to the late Teresa Wangui and  Collnelius & Leah Ndegwa of Kabazi town in Nakuru County.

Sister to Grace Wanjiru (Nyeri), Judith wambui Gathecha (Nairobi), Esther Ng’ang’a (Kabatini), Leah Wambui (Nakuru), Isabel Wangechi Mwangi (Nairobi), the late Martin Maina( Nyeri), Julia Njeri Gatugi (Nairobi), Mary Wanjiku (Nairobi), Cornellious Ndegwa (Ng’arua), and George Mwangi (Nairobi). Grandmother to Alma Njoki.

Sister in law to Gatheca, Nganga, Kiarie, Mwangi, Gatugi,and Wambui

Mother in law to Sarah Kasiva

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Man deported back to Kenya moments after landing at his destination

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A Kenyan has been deported back to his country after being found to have secured his Visa through underhand methods. Francis Kimani alias ‘Yehudah Kimani’ was deported to Kenya from Israel after immigration officers from the Israeli Interior Ministry denied him entry into an Israeli airport on Monday evening.

The 31-year-old had traveled to the Jewish state for a three-week study program. The Times of Israel reports that Kimani managed to secure a visa on his second try, in time for the Conservative Yeshiva’s winter break program after first visa application was denied.

However, upon landing at Ben Gurion Airport, authorities at the passport inspection said his visa was not valid as it was fraudulently acquired and ordered he be deported. He was booked in the next flight to Ethiopia, but lost his bag in the mix.

“They just told me to go back, I feel like I’m not a human,” Kimani said from the Addis Ababa airport.

Rabbi Andy Sacks, director of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly in Israel termed the extradition as “an act of outright racism.”

“Let’s be honest, he was not let into the country because he was black, and this is not the first time our converts from Africa have been given the run-around.”

Kimani is allegedly the leader of 50-member Kehilat Kasuku, a small group of families in Kenya who decided to abandon Messianic Judaism in the early 2000s. A retired judge Justin Philips had invited Kimani to study at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem for a short program.

“There was no question on the visa form asking for that, and if they want that information they should ask for it. This is naked racism,” Philips said.

Kimani is a tourism graduate and hopes to one day operate a kosher safari firm in Kenya.

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Gado’s cartoon on ‘Emperor drunk with power’ causes online stir

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BY BMJ MURIITHI
Some think the cartoon is too harsh. Others say it reveals the truth on the ground. Although it doesn’t name many names, most Kenyans online think they know what Godfrey Mwampembwa (Gado) had in mind when doing the caricature. Upon seeing the cartoon, one Ngugi Mbugua wrote: “Gado is actively wooing deportation. Same way Magufuli would declare any TZ-based Kenyan cartoonist “prohibited immigrant” and deport him posthaste!”
What do you think?
 Here are some of the reactions in the social media:

Lusenaka Masinde: Try ask your child which leader is that you’ll be shocked…………. but do we say!

 Steenie Njoroge: We don’t know until we ask them. Right?

Eduardo Waigwa:  Was it published ?

Steenie Njoroge: It is here.is it not?

Emmah Mwoche:  Isn’t this illegal

Ngugi Mbugua:  Gado is actively wooing deportation. Same way Magufuli would declare any TZ-based Kenyan cartoonist “prohibited immigrant”, and deport him posthaste!

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trick:  Wa!

Gilbert Mwangi:  Go Gado go!

Duncan Langat:  Steenie. Mtafungwa hapa

Ndungi Githuku:  Dere ni mlevi
Makanga ni mwizi

Kebaya Moturi:  Absolute faith corrupts

Isaac Mugunda Wueeeh!!!!!

 

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