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VIDEO: Miguna ejected from Kenya, heads to Dubai as Boinnet has last laugh

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Despite 8 court orders directing the Kenyan government to let fiery Kenyan-born lawyer cum politician Miguna Miguna into the country,  he was finally deported early Friday Kenyans time after three consecutive days of high octane drama pitting  him, the courts and government officials.  .

This is the second time in two months that the government has unceremoniously kicked out the self declared general of National Resistance Movement (NRM-K) who has admitted to commissioning a controversial oath taken by opposition leader, Raila Odinga, in January of this year.

The Daily Nation, a Kenyan newspaper, reported that one of his lawyers, Mr Nelson Havi, confirmed that Dr Miguna was ejected Wednesday evening via a Dubai-bound EK722 flight.

Earlier, High Court Judge George Odunga had ordered Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Immigration chief Gordon Kihalang’wa and Police boss Joseph Boinnet to release the lawyer from detention at JKIA, which they failed to do.

“The three are hereby convicted accordingly and should appear before this court tomorrow at 10am,” Justice Odunga ruled.

Judge Odunga criticised the three officials for disobeying the court with impunity.

In their defense, two junior State lawyers claimed the trio were unreachable because they were attending a General Service Unit graduation.

Miguna arrived in Kenya on Monday afternoon but was not cleared by immigration officials after he reportedly refused to hand over his Canadian passport. He later said he would not apply for a visa  because the “court had ordered that I be let into the country on the strength of its orders. ”

On Tuesday, immigration officials took citizenship application forms to him but he declined to make an application, insisting that he was Kenyan.

On Monday night, Miguna caused a scene as people believed to be police officers tried to force him onto a Dubai-bound Emirates plane. The flight later left without him.

Tuesday night, he sent out a statement to the media saying that he was held in a toilet at the airport. Authorities did not let his lawyers see him.

After a marathon hearing of a petition filed by Miguna lawyers, the judge said that the war was no longer between the parties but had reached a level where judicial powers were on trial.

“There is no immunity for impunity; a time has come when the courts must lift the veil against those who act with impunity in disobeying it. No man is above the law. The Government officials cannot be allowed to catwalk around while disobeying court orders,” said Odunga.

All this was happening as an apparently unfazed President Uhuru Kenyatta, prepared to fly to Mozambique on a state visit.

 

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Kenyans in US have until June 19th to register for Huduma Namba

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Kenyans in the United States have until June 19th, 2019 to register for Huduma Number, interior cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, has said.

Matiang’i, said his ministry had sent out Kenya Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEMS)  kits to 54 missions abroad.

And speaking to Kenya Satellite News Network on Tuesday, Mr Githae said the registration exercise for Kenyans in the US, and indeed other countries, commenced at Kenyan embassies and consulates around the world on May 6th.

“We have received the necessary equipment from Nairobi and the registration exercise has already commenced,” said the outgoing envoy.

On Monday, while announcing that tens of millions of Kenyans had registered, Matiang’i said: “We began another phase of registration this week that addresses Kenyans in the Diaspora. We have distributed a total of 154 KIEMS kits in 54 missions around the world.”

He said that the deadline for those living in Kenya is May 18th and warned that the government would  not extend it.

According to instructions seen by KSN, Kenyans in the Diaspora will first need to submit their application online at https://diaspora.hudumanamba.go.ke (by providing their name, email address and documents such as a valid Kenyan passport/ID and birth certificate).

Huduma Namba registration in Kenyan. FILE PHOTO

They will then receive a confirmation number in their email address containing a Reference Number and a Document Number. They will then need to present themselves to a Kenyan embassy or Consulate for Biometric Data Capture. Below is the official communication from the Embassy:

KENYA EMBASSY, WASHINGTON DC
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
NATIONAL INTEGRATED IDENTITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM –
‘HUDUMA NAMBA’ REGISTRATION:
 The Kenya Embassy in Washington DC wishes to inform Kenyans living in United States of
America and Mexico that Diaspora ‘Huduma Namba’ mass registration exercise commenced on
6th May 2019 at the Embassy (2249 R Street NW WASHINGTON DC 20008).
 The exercise will run for 45 days (6th May 2019 – 19th June 2019).
 Huduma Namba registration is the first step in the development of a digital integrated database
to enhance provision of Government services and national planning.
 For further details refer to the official Government website on Huduma Namba
<www.hudumanamba.go.ke>
Registration Process
1. The primary documents for registration are:
i. Kenyan National Identity Card or Kenyan Passport for persons aged 18 and above
ii. Kenyan Birth Certificate for persons below 18 years of age
2. Please present other relevant documents including Kenyan Driving licence, National Social Security
Fund (NSSF) card, National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) card, Kenya Revenue Authority PIN
Certificate
3. To commence the online registration process, please visit: https://diaspora.hudumanamba.go.ke
4. Create an account using your First Name and Email Address;
5. You will receive an email giving you a temporary password (Check your junk/spam mail in case you
do not see it in the main inbox);
6. Log into the created account using the temporary password sent to the provided email;
7. Fill in the registration form and submit;
8. You will receive an email with the reference number and the registration document number;
9. Please present yourself to the Kenya Embassy in Washington DC with the email and all the relevant
original documents stated above for scanning and capturing of the biometrics and finalization of the
registration process;
10. Parents/Guardians may use their accounts to register Minors. Biometric data will not be captured
for children under the age of 6 years;
11. During the mass registration period, the Embassy will remain open for the purposes of this exercise
as follows on Mondays to Fridays – 9:30 a.m. to 3.30 pm except on Public Holidays.
12. For further information/clarification please contact the Consular Section through:
Tel: +1(202)387-6101 or email: <information@kenyaembassydc.org
The Biometrics and document capture cannot be executed unless the applicant has completed the
online application form and received the reference numbers.

 

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I am not dead, Koikai tells “haters” who are spreading rumours of her demise

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Kenyan media personality Njambi Koikai has reassured the public that rumours doing the rounds on social media platforms about her ‘death’ are not true.

Koikai is currently in Atlanta, Georgia, receiving treatment for Thoracic Endometriosis, is a rare form of endometriosis where endometrial tissue is found in the lung parenchyma and/or the pleura.

In a message post on Instagram on Tuesday, Koikai assured her fans that she is well and continuing with her treatment.

“Kuna msee niliona alipost ati nimekacha (nimededi) mazee… Nataka tu kumshow mi niko poa sana siwezi nyuria hii idhaa. Niko tu poa infact nafikiria vile ntaanza YouTube channel niwashow 1000 ways to stay alive, have good skin and strong locs,” Koikai’s post read in part.

News of her good health excited her fans on social media.

GOODWILL MESSAGES

“Watapata taabu sana. God Will always be with You Jahmby,” shixscarlett commented.

“Don’t I just love this strong amazing woman… waiting for your YouTube channel,” said evewilliams9.

“We need you in our society you are going nowhere hakuna ‘kunyuria’ as much as I wanted to curse the person with the fake news uou made me life with your caption… am catching up with your sheng,” 125_ck posted.

“You will live to testify of Gods goodness. Mshow hivyo. Its well sis,” agi_wamuchiri said.

“Looking good Jahmby Nangoja sana hio YouTube channel Kwanza hapo kwa good skin. Your skin is flawless,” amuthonii commented.

SOURCE: nairobinews

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CHECK YOUR LUCK: Results for Green Card Lottery 2020 are out! Good luck

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Results for the 2020 Diversity Visa program (DV-2020), popularly referred to as the Green Card lottery, will be available online Tuesday May 7th, 2019 from midday.

2020 Entrant Status Check DV2020 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below:

The results are only be available online and can be accessed BY CLICKING RIGHT HERE.

Entrants can check if they won by entering their confirmation number and personal information.

The DV-2020 lottery registration period began on October 3rd, 2018 and ended on November 6th, 2018. The US State Department will begin procession visas and conducting interviews for the eventual winners starting in October, 2019, with those who pass the interviews, background checks and other qualifications such as medical, high school education and/or work experience being granted permanent resident visas.

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The Diversity Visa program, which is administered by the State Department, makes 50,000 permanent resident visas available annually to nationals of countries with low immigration rates to the United States over the previous five years.

Kenya is one of the countries whose nationals qualified to participate in the DV-2020 lottery.

In the first three quarters of 2018, a total of 5,263 Kenyan nationals were granted permanent resident status (green cards), according to data from the United States Department of Homeland Security (USCIS).

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