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NEW VIDEO: Miguna refuses to board plane back to Dubai, says he is ready to die

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Lawyer Miguna Miguna on Monday night declined to board a Dubai-bound plane where he was put by police “as an undocumented person”.

This was after the self-styled NRMKe General was whisked away by about 40 plain-clothed police officers and put on the waiting Emirates flight.

Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange, speaking aboard the Emirates plane, said they were already on the taxiway when the pilots stopped.

Police officers stood outside the plane’s door as a defiant Miguna, with his suits torn, stationed himself at the entrance.

The Dubai-bound flight was delayed for several hours, a situation Koinange said upset the over 400 passengers who had booked the flight.

“The doors have been closed and Miguna Miguna is not on board,” Koinange said.

Miguna declined to take a seat with concerns the pilot cannot fly the plane in the face of the hostilities.

The captain ordered the plane’s door shut after the NRMKe leader’s luggage was removed from the aircraft.

Earlier Senator James Orengo told journalists that intelligence officers, dressed as if they were employees of Emirates airlines, told them they had instructions to take Miguna to the aircraft.

“We refused, but towards the tail end the build-up of security officers was alarming,” Orengo said.

The stand-off and susequent attemted removal of Miguna from the country followed his adamant refusal to apply for a Kenyan Visa soon after he landed at JKIA at around 2 pm.

Immigration officials insisted that he could only be allowed into the country on a Visa since he wasn’t a Kenyan.

Miguna’s denial of free entry in Kenya marks yet another open violation of court orders by the government.

The court on February 15 ruled that the outspoken lawyer should not be restricted back into the country following his abrupt deportation to Canada on February 6.

At some point, journalists were roughed up by a bevy of armed police officers moments before Miguna was whisked away.

Orengo said it was unfortunate that the episode played out in the full glare of international visitors at the JKIA.

“The fact that a thing like this can happen in the presence of arriving international visitors, some of them diplomats, puts us in the category of a banana republic.”

“President Uhuru Kenyatta and [DP William] Ruto should be ashamed of themselves to allow such a thing to be carried out in an international airport. But this will not be the end of the matter,” Orengo said.

NASA leader Raila Odinga who had arrived at the airport to try and secure Miguna’s release refused to comment on the matter and drove away.

Earlier, the opposition chief had a bitter exchange with police and immigration officials who refused to release Miguna into his custody.

Strategist Jimi Wanjigi, lawyers John Khaminwa, Nelson Havi and Julie Soweto were also at the airport to try and secure his release.

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VIDEO: US Senator angers Kenyans for saying Facebook user-agreement is written in Swahili

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Louisiana Senator, John Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee has pricked the ego of many Kenyans – and indeed that of other Swahili speakers – and left them very disappointed over his utterances.

This after he spoke in derogatory terms while answering a question during an interview with Kennedy  on popular Talk Show “Face the Nation” on CBS.

He was speaking about Facebook and its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg who appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees on Tuesday before heading to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

An apparently angry Sen. Kennedy took issue with the tech giant’s end user agreement which he said was written in a language nobody understands.

“The service agreement with Facebook….It is written in Swahili. Nobody understands it,” said the lawmaker.

Below is the verbatim part of the transcript:

KENNEDY: “It may be the case. I would rather do it with Facebook and the other social media platforms. Look, we’ve got to talk about the initial bargain. Is it, is it fair for me to give up all of my personal data to Facebook and apparently everybody else in the Western Hemisphere in exchange for me being able to see what some of my high school buddies had for dinner Saturday night? Who, who owns my data? Do I own it or does Facebook own it? The service agreement with Facebook. It’s written in Swahili. Nobody understands it. Should I have the right to to opt in as opposed to opt out — put the burden on Facebook? Should I have the right to erase my data? Should I have the right to demand that Facebook get my permission before it sells the data? We all know that poison is being spread on social media, not just Facebook. How are we going to stop it? And by the way while we’re talking about that — what’s poison? First Amendment concerns.”

Reaction on social media was swift, most of it on Facebook.

Kinyuajk wrote: Haya ni madharau ya aina gani sasa?

KanyuaRose wrote: “Mr Senator, I do understand Swahili and I am not a nobody. Shape up.

JoeOketch: Kumbe lose mouth pia ziko Marekani. Did he really have to say that?

Maulidi Juma wrote the following on Instagram: Is he serious that nobody understands Swahili. How derogatory?

Wakesho wroite: Of all the languages amechagua Kiswahili kutuchafulia jina not long after Trump reportedly called us sh**holes? Ngoja tu ataonana na Wakenya.

Watch the video below courtesy of CBS:

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Kenyan teens in Atlanta arrested in connection with murder of father of 3

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Police in Acworth, Georgia, say they have arrested three people in connection with the March shooting death of a 25-year-old father of three.

Daniel Perez was shot March 23 as he sat in the passenger side of a pickup truck in a shopping center along Blue Springs Road, not far from North Cobb High School, police said. He was removed from life support last week and succumbed to his injuries.

On Monday, Acworth investigators with the assistance of Cobb County Police searched a home along Memorial Parkway in Kennesaw.

 Police say they have arrested 20-year-old Kennesaw resident Devin Thomas and 18-year-old Maria Mungai, of Acworth, on murder charges. A 15-year-old juvenile from Kennesaw has also been arrested in connection with Perez’ death, but police have not released the name of this third suspect.

Devin Thomas.

Acworth police on Tuesday declined to divulge any additional information, citing their ongoing murder investigation.

“Detectives are finalizing a motive and actively working leads in this case, including forensic evidence recovered from the scene,” Cpl. Youlanda Leverette said previously.

Maria Mungai

Thomas and Mungai are being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, jail records show.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 770-974-1232.

-Marietta Journal

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DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT: Betty Wakini Mitchel of Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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It is with humble hearts we accept and announce the death of Betty Wakini Mitchel (March 1972- March 2018) of Milton Keynes, UK which occurred on March 28th, 2018 .

She was a wife to Ray Mitchel Ray and mother to Stacey Nyakio. Daughter to Mr Phinias Ndwiga & Nancy Muthoni Ndwiga of Matiru Village, in Kigari, Mayatta Division, Embu County.

Sister to the late Dickson Mureithi, Simon Kariuki Ndwiga of Embu ,  Cousin to Capt.George Njue North Carolina,  USA, Anthony Ireri of NC, Enid Kariuki Minnesota, Gabriel Kivuti, Emily Obwaka, Immanuel Chomba, Patrick Nyaga, Anita Karimi,Wanja Mbogori Mwaniki Mbogori and Muthanje Daina among others. Auntie to Ita, Cliff, Mwathi, Vicky, Debra, Nyaga, Waweru, Kariuki, Mugambi among others.

Family $ Friends are meeting at their home @ 65B Barnaby Boulevard Downs Barn MK14 7LL UK. Others are meeting  at 75 Medoc Close Cheltenham GI50 4SP daily from 6pm for prayer & support. Arrangements are underway to repatriate the body for burial at Matiru, Manyatta in Embu, Kenya. 


-For USA Family & Friends use (USA)$captainnjue @ 9196126893.
-England Family & Friend to direct your contribution use Lloyds BankA/C name Immanuel Njue A/c14454560Sort code 309187
-Nairobi family & Friends will be meeting from tomorrow at All Saints Cathedral
-Embu meetings are taking place at Matiru, Kigari in Embu County.
For info call: George Njue@9196125893 Anthony Ireri @ 9197987898 .Immanuel Chomba @ 447881432052, Gabriel Chomba @254722361133

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