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VIDEO: Uhuru should let Miguna go back home, Mudavadi tells Voice of America

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA in Washington, DC.

Former Kenyan Vice President Musalia Mudavadi has lashed out at Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration for not letting Mr Miguna Miguna, the fiery Kenyan lawyer cum politician, who was deported to Canada last year,  return home.

In a TV interview with the Voice of America (VOA) in Washington DC, Mr Mudavadi said that Mr Miguna’s rights were trampled upon and it is only fair that he be given the necessary documents to be able to travel back home.

“There are other people who were involved in what led to his deportation and they are still walking around freely in Kenya,” said Mudavadi, in apparent reference to those who – in one way or another- participated in the mock swearing-in of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga as “the People’s President.”

Miguna was deported in March last year following a dramatic standoff at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The opposition politician claims he was assaulted and drugged by government officials who later bundled him into an Emirates flight against his will.

The deportation came hours after a court held top officials in contempt for failing to release him from the airport where he was being held.

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Kenyan officials have argued the lawyer – who holds dual Canadian nationality – is not a Kenyan citizen.

But Mr Miguna insists their motives are political.

He emphasized his earlier statement that the  government needs to provide Kenyans in the diaspora motivation to participate in the life of the country. “They can do this by providing a safe environment for investment, facilitating political participation and involving them in national development,” he said.

Mudavadi, who is the leader of Amani National Congress (ANC), also differed with President Kenyatta over his call to politicians to stop campaigning ahead of 2022.

“Such statements are undemocratic. He is almost halfway in his second term and people should be free to campaign,” he told VOA’s BMJ Muriithi  in Washington DC on his last day of a week’s tour of the United States.

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Earlier in the week, he held several meetings with U. S. gvt officials including Mr. David Gilmour, the Director of the Office of East African Affairs & Mr. Marc Norman, Director of Counterterrorism Bureau. The talks focused on a range of local and global issues of interest to Kenya and the USA.

Kenyan opposition politician Musalia Mudavadi poses for a photo with Mr. David Gilmour, the Director of the Office of East African Affairs, in Washington, DC. COURTESY PHOTO

Last week, the Kenyan politician also held a town hall meeting at Springfield City, Massachusetts.

Mudavadi was also the keynote speaker in this year’s Diaspora Convention  held in New Jersey.

Mr Mudavadi (Centre) poses for a photo with US based Kenyans in New Jersey when he attended the 2019 Diaspora Convention organized by the Association of Kenyan Diaspora Organizations Inc (AKDOi). On the left is Mr David Ogega Ochwang’i.

The event was organized by the Association of Kenyan Diaspora Organizations Inc (AKDOi) which is headed by Atlanta-based community organizer, David Ogega Ochwang’i.

 

 

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US government issues high-risk travel advisory to Kenya over Covid-19

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The US government has issued a travel advisory to Kenya, citing an increased risk of contracting Covid-19.

In a statement posted on the US Embassy in Kenya’s website, the American government advised its citizens to reconsider travel to Kenya, stating that the Centre For Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Kenya.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Kenya due to Covid-19. Kenya has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations,” the notice reads.

According to the CDC, a Level 3 Travel Health Notice  is the highest risk level and means citizens should strive to avoid all non-essential travel.

A CDC Level 2 Travel Health Notice advises American citizens to practice enhanced precautions while a Level 1 Travel Health Notice advises Americans to practice usual precautions.

African countries on the Level 3 list include Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe among others.

While addressing the press during the daily Covid-19 briefing on Sunday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced an additional 599 new Coronavirus cases raising the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 26,436.

America’s caseload stood at 5 million and 161,965 deaths on Saturday, according to a tally by The New York Times.

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Post-graduation grace period for international students in USA

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BY BOB MWITI,

If you are someone who wishes to study in USA at some point in the future, you probably wonder what happens immediately you are done with your studies.

It is very important you understand the US immigration law so as not to violate your status as an international student. In this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I discuss the post-graduation grace period for you as international student in USA.

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I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA.

I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself.

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My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.

On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

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Four Kenyans in US face 80 years in jail over alleged illegal distribution of narcotics

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A mother and a son are among four Kenyans indicted in US over alleged sale and distribution of Opioids.

The Kenyans are among a total of 10 suspects who allegedly worked under the guidance of one Dr. John Michael Korzelius who is 68 years old and who is a.k.a. “Dr. K,” of Camarillo.

Law enforcement authorities, including special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles, this week arrested four defendants charged in two federal grand jury indictments alleging a narcotics trafficking ring that sold illegal opioid prescriptions for cash through a series of sham medical clinics.

The four Kenyans are Louise W. Mureithi, 69, her son Harrison Maruje Mureithi, 42, Duncan Muthoni Wanjohi, 23, and Xavier Muduki Mabale, 42.

The charges in this matter are the result of an investigation into ChiroMed, which operated a group of chiropractic, medical and wellness clinics in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. Korzelius, along with other medical professionals, including physician’s assistants, allegedly met with fraudulent patients and provided them with unnecessary prescriptions for drugs, including oxycodone.

Dr Korzelius, who worked for ChiroMed, a group of clinics in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, is charged with the offence of illegally writing medically unnecessary prescriptions at a pain clinic to fake patients who sold the drugs.

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According to authorities, Louise, Harrison, and Xavier were arrested on Wednesday and arraigned in US District Court in Santa Ana, California. Wanjohi however,  is yet to be arrested and chaged.

Court documents indicate that Xavier reportedly recruited sham patients while Harrison  and Wanjohi of provided cash to him to pay for the oxycodone prescriptions written to the sham patients.

Investigators say in the last two years, they have impounded 30,737 oxycodone pills and $177,610 in cash, the highest dose of short-acting oxycodone available, and the dose most popular for the drug-abusing population, according to court documents.

They also intercepted a mailed parcel contained a teddy bear stuffed with two bags of oxycodone pills.

Xavier is also accused of assisting fake patients to fill out forms claiming sicknesses to obtain the pills.

The two grand jury indictments  charge the 10 defendants with a variety of narcotics-related offenses, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, distribution of fentanyl, and money laundering.

Along with Korzelius, the indictments charge:

  • Justin Douglas Cozart, 42, of Woodland Hills, who operated and supervised the ChiroMed medical clinics;
  • Damoon Joe Navarchi, 33, of Woodland Hills, who assisted Cozart in operating the clinics;
  • Xavier Muduki Mabale, 42, of Anaheim, who is accused of recruiting sham patients to obtain fraudulent oxycodone prescriptions from the medical clinics;
  • Mayra Barrios, 37, of Yorba Linda, who allegedly oversaw the day-to-day management of the medical clinics, including the issuance of fraudulent oxycodone prescriptions to sham patients;
  • Harrison Maruje Mureithi, 42, of Norco, who allegedly coordinated the purchase, collection, packaging, and shipment of oxycodone to buyers on the East Coast;
  • Duncan Muthoni Wanjohi, 23, of Anaheim, who allegedly assisted Mureithi in the buying and shipping of narcotics;
  • Pierre Delva, Jr., 33, a.k.a. “Big Head,” of Medford, Massachusetts, who allegedly provided financing to Mureithi to purchase bulk quantities of oxycodone; and
  • Louise W. Mureithi, 69, of Anaheim, Harrison Mureithi’s mother, who allegedly received packages of cash sent to her son for oxycodone;
  • Majid Nojavan, 42, of Laguna Niguel, charged in a spinoff case from the primary investigation, who allegedly advertised oxycodone for sale on Craigslist, sold fentanyl to an undercover police officer, and escorted the undercover police office to an Inglewood medical clinic to obtain a fraudulent oxycodone prescription.
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If convicted of the charges, the defendants each would face a statutory maximum sentence of at least 20 years in federal prison.

These cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California’s Santa Ana Branch Office.

 

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