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When a tough cop breaks down… Kinoti fights back tears in Kayole

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The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti fought back tears yesterday during a public dialogue organised to listen to relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings in Kayole, Nairobi.

“I have listened and seen people cry here until my tears started to drip. I can equally be emotional,” said Mr Kinoti at the Kayole Social Hall, where he and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, opened engagements with locals over extrajudicial killings in the estate.

The two, who were accompanied by activists from several human rights organisations, were taken to account by residents to explain the operations of ‘Hessy’ or ‘killer cops’ in the area widely blamed for lives lost through extrajudicial killings.

One by one, residents narrated their stories of loss, pain and anguish, causing many in the audience to shed tears.

At one point, Mr Kinoti could be seen head up, eyes shut, probably as tears stung his eyes, as a young woman with a baby clutched on her waist, broke down narrating how she had had two husbands gunned down by the notorious ‘Hessy wa Kayole’ within two years.

Estate gangs

Mr Kinoti and Mr Haji were overwhelmed with complaints from the estate’s residents, which is considered one of the criminal dens of Nairobi’s Eastlands for shadowy lawless gangs and drug lords.

To ensure justice for all, the DPP said they had embraced the ‘cordial’ approach “as a crime-fighting measure” to try and understand where the problem was. The team had been to Mombasa on a similar exercise on Wednesday.

Mr Kinoti denied existence of a special government regiment

designed to eliminate criminals, saying ‘Hessys’ or ‘killer cops’ as they are generally referred to by the residents, were rogue individuals killing the innocent.

“I stand before God, if myself or anybody who will ever cover for someone who has killed an innocent person, let God curse me,” vowed Mr Kinoti.

Source: Daily Nation

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Kura called this newly opened road a masterpiece, Kenyans having none of it

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Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura)

Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has bragged about the newly opened Waiyaki Way-Redhill link,  calling it a master piece.

The Sh3 billion dual carriageway starts from Waiyaki Way and passes through Kyuna, Spring Valley, Kitisuru and Peponi to end at Redhill.

It is supposed to give access to Westlands

Kura’s brag triggered anger from Kenyans who swiftly pointed out glaring design anomalies of the new road.

The road lacks space for non-motorized transport, signage, trees and many more.

Here is what Kenyans want fixed before it can be called a masterpiece.

 

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US government releases the number of Kenyans sworn in as Citizens last year – 2,685

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2,685 Kenyans became naturalized United States citizens in the first three quarters of the 2018 fiscal year, data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) indicates.

Over the same period, a total of 544,475 foreign nationals holding US permanent residency became naturalized, with 44,095 of them being from African countries.

A total of 4,348 Kenyans became US citizens in the 2017 fiscal year, and 4,834 in fiscal year 2016.

In 2017, a total of 707,265 immigrants got naturalized in the United States.

To qualify for naturalization, immigrants must have been permanent residents (hold a green card) for at least five years, or at least three years if married to a US citizen.

SOURCE: Mwakilishi.com

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Meet the young Kenyan pastor with a vibrant church in USA

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Pastor Kariuki

Pastor Evans Kariuki of Eternal Life Harvest Centre is currently changing lives in the United States thanks to his church ministry.

Unlike most young men who would prefer to venture into other well paying careers: Evans Kariuki, a firebrand is using his heavenly gift of preaching to spread the word of the Lord around.

His Firebrand ministry has created a platform for him to reach out to both the young and old. Apart from running his ministry in the United States, pastor Kariuki has also been moving to different countries where he uses his ministry to reach out to many.

Pastor Kariuki

Youthful pastor

Judging from his social media pages, it is clear to that he also has a huge online following that admires his work. Being young has also made it easy for him to relate with the youth in his church.

Apart from running this successful ministry pastor Kariuki also happens to be a an award-winning author and world traveler who enjoys meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures!

Pastor Evans and Ashley Kariuki are two ministers of God on a quest to bring about the power, presence and purposes of God into the earth.

Ashley, a native of Knoxville, TN USA and Evans a native of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, the two set out on this journey together heading Jesus Is Alive Ministries USA with the blessing of the headquarter ministry Jesus Is Alive Ministries – Nairobi Kenya under founder and Bishop, Dr. Margaret Wanjiru.

JIAM USA is one of four international branches of Jesus Is Alive Ministries throughout the world. Evans and Ashley maintain a standard of excellence in life, family and in ministry. Both are graduates of Valor Christian College (formerly World Harvest Bible College) where both received ordination into ministry.

Most recently Pastor Evans and Ashley both received Masters Degrees; Pastor Evans from The Ohio State University and Ashley Kariuki from Liberty University.

The focus of JIAM USA is simply put as 3G – GO, GET, GROW. By awakening firebrands for God, it is essential to send them out as Jesus declared in the great commission of Mathew 28:19

Secondly there must be a compelling draw for them to come in accordance to Luke 14:23. This is accomplished through meeting the needs of those we encounter spiritually and physically.

Finally, we must make disciples of them all, by raising up Holy Ghost filled, Biblical based, and Gospel dominated churches and bodies of believers. Doing all this according to the Great Commission and in the name of Jesus.

You can easily reach out to the pastor through;

Instagram: Evans Kariuki
Facebook: Evans Kariuki
Twitter: Firebrandnation
Youtube: Firebrandnation

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