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Curfew does not mean you cannot take your relative to hospital — Police Spokesperson Charles Owino

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Police Spokesperson Charles Owino has clarified that the 7pm-5am that is set to start today will be carried out in a professional manner and special cases will be considered.

Owino gave an example of those who might want to rush their relatives to hospital saying such people can be allowed to be outside but he urged Kenyans to observe the curfew.

On Thursday, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i gazetted the curfew and that means there shall be no public gatherings, processions or movement either alone or as a group for the period of the curfew.

According to Owino, there are ‘adequate police officers’ to enforce the curfew and they will patrol to see whether Kenyans have complied.

“The Inspector-General last week recalled all police officers who were on leave and with the curfew, we have enough number of police officers who will be moving around the country to ensure that Kenyans remain indoor in the hours directed and also provide security,” he remarked.

Although those who violate the curfew might not be detained, punishment for the offence will be guided by Section 8(6) of the Public Order Act, which provides for the applicable sentence and fine.

“Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of a curfew order or any of the terms or conditions of a permit granted to him under subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding Sh1000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment,” the section reads.

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Earlier this week, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the National Security Council was forced invoke the Public Order Number One on coronavirus pandemic to restrict movement of people because Kenyans had been reluctant to adhere to behavioural protocols by the Health ministry to tame the virus spread.

He appeared to hint at a total lockdown should Kenyans defy the curfew order.

“If the measures are deemed to be inadequate, we shall, without hesitation, take even further and more drastic measures to ensure that the cardinal duty of the government and of the State which is the protection of life and property is assured,” he said.

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VIDEO: A TRUE PLACE OF PEACE for the young ones too!

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Amani Ridge the Place of Peace is the place to be for those who seek to settle in a peaceful domicile.

Families are coming here not only to survey the place where they will soon establish their dream homes, but listen this…to enjoy the quietude and take photos too! They come here to take a walk and enjoy the amazing views.

Others just come to appreciate and walk along the walls of Peace, Happiness, Knowledge and Wisdom.

Others still come here to confirm the value additions that are being placed here courtesy of Optiven. Watch this video expounding on this gated community’s architectural projections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os3nubny8Vg&t=1s

For the young ones who make their way here, they have a chance to breathe the fresh air, to enjoy the serenity of the open and refreshing skies of these cool Kiambu environs. The young girl captured here can attest to this.

You are free to visit the project and enjoy the Peace as you enjoy the magnificent developments happening at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace

Do you want to be part of Amani Ridge the Place of Peace great experience? Get in touch with Optiven Today:

Contact Optiven Group: 0790 300 300 Email: admin@optiven.co.ke Website: www.optiven.co.ke George Wachiuri Blog: www.georgewachiuri.com
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Don’t buy land around Ngong Road Forest: KWS

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The Kenya Forest Service is warning Kenyans not to be duped into buying land within Ngong Road Forest around Sunvalley Lang’ata and surrounding areas without verification.

The agency said Kenyans were being swindled of millions of shillings and being sold air, within forest land.

“Much of the land that is purportedly up for sale by crooks there is part of Ngong Forest land which will be reclaimed. It is just a matter of time,” warned KFS Chief Conservator of Forests Julius Kamau on Thursday, “and it will not matter what is on the land, it will eventually revert to the KFS. It won’t matter what sits on the forest land when we come for it. We’ll take all of what belongs to the forest.”

Mr Kamau said the Ngong Road Forest sits on 1,224.4 hectares, but 789 hectares have been grabbed by unscrupulous developers and land racketeers.

However, according to a record given by KFS in 2017, the Ngong Road Forest sat on 2,850 at gazettement, in 1932. Meaning the land continues to be excised.

KFS board chairman Peter Kinyua said some people had acquired titles to the land under forest area fraudulently.

“Anybody sitting on forest land, will have to vacate. Many of the people on those parcels of land there say they have titles but they have titles to what? When was it degazetted, by whom? Because for public land to convert into private land, a parliamentary process to degazette it has to have happened,” Mr Kinyua said, adding that a process was underway to recover the irregularly acquired land.

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“Some people have illegally and irregularly erected structures on these 789 hectares. But it remains gazetted as forest land and it has a legal notice and there is no process of degazettement that has been undertaken,” Mr Kamau said.

“Anybody who is in the forest illegally has to vacate. We’re very clear in terms of mapping all the forest areas around the country,” he added.

“And there are Kenyans who’ve actually been doing the right thing by writing to us to establish the status of what they want to acquire against the forest jurisdiction and we give them advice.

“I want to ask Kenyans who are buying in the area around Ngong Road Forest to do serious due diligence before investing millions of shillings. We do not charge for the service. It is absolutely free of charge, so Kenyans should not hesitate to come to us,” advised the conservator.

Investigations by the Nation revealed that a 40 by 60 ft plots are currently going for about Sh12 million. The grabbed land is currently being sold by among other sellers a former MP.

Some of the properties adjacent to Lang’ata police dog unit, are said to sit on the private land that includes about 800 prime homes in Parkview, Sunvalley 1, Sunvalley 2, Kenya Medical Association, Langata View Apartments and St Mary’s Hospital.

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Most of the grabbed forest land, initially used as training ground for police dogs, now hosts lavish homes belonging to senior government officials, businessmen and a community.

In 2017, KFS announced that of the 2,850 ha of woodland gazetted in 1932, only 1,224.4 ha was left after some powerful and connected people grabbed almost half of it.

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‘…time is out just know I did my best,’ says Eric Njoka amid sacking rumours at K24 TV

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Word on the street has it that K24 TV is planning a mass firing soon and it seems many of its employees are ready for anything.

After Betty Kyallo called it quits on May 30, Eric Njoka, a presenter at the Mediamax owned TV station says he’s ready for whatever outcome.

Njoka, who doubles as a morgue attendant, shared a post saying he wasn’t fine and asked his fans not to pray for him because their prayers didn’t work.

Thank you all for your concerns, I am not fine and won’t be for a while but I will make sure to keep smiling. Don’t keep me in any prayers, they don’t work.

Eric Njoka

In a recent Instagram live, Njoka lashed out at Mediamax management for planning to fire people during this Covid-19 and he said,

‘…It’s frustrating so many people. Some have many families and if someone is not going to speak for them then, where I go I will regret why I never spoke for them. I did speak for them because people are really suffering and they can’t speak out.’

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This face describes my career as a Journalist “Disappointments, Negativity, Let Downs, Stagnation, Pessimism, Hopelessness and Depression’ but in all my years of practice, I have never questioned or challenged God, rather never asked my creator “Why?” Because I know my shine will come some day. Be Patient, work in total Silence and BELIEVE. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽❤❤ #anchorman #iamnairobian #trending #trendy #gentleman #pictureday #followme #likelike #Kenya #newsman #igerskenya #igafrica #igkenya #goodvibes #gainwithus #gainwithmchina #gainwithspikes #gainwithcarlz #gainwithxtiandela #gainpost #followtrain #gaintrick

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Well, Eric Njoka shared a touching message which read,

When my time is out, just know I did my best, diligently, with poise, faith and determination. Feels like dejavù but iriz wat iriz. #Anchorman is still my name.

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