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#1 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 09:35 AM

the high court in Eldoret  has awarded  substantial compensation  for the owners of  1,150 acres of land taken 30 years ago for the Eldoret to  Uganda highway.

 

the government does not have the best record with paying compensation , but  courts can sometimes make a difference

 

only the wealthy are in a position to rush of to court

 

please see http://www.standardm...r-grabbing-land


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 09:39 AM

the electoral commissioners  sound interesting

 

please see http://www.standardm...-officials-home

 

well the commissioners terms ended in nov 2015 but they have not been replaced and they continue to work

 

 

the 2013 elections were not well managed , but to replace them involves a massive payment  when they don't have current contracts

 

the Law society of Kenya states that the electoral commission chairman   http://www.standardmedia.co.ke  27 APR  LAWYERS PUSH FOR IEBC CHAIR ISSACK HASSAN TO STEP ASIDE OVER CHICKENGATRE SCANDAL  has yet to be cleared over charges involving the purchase of electronic voter registration kits which failed during the 2013 election

 

in anyone's fair mind if someone is kept on beyond their contact they are paid but they should not be paid a massive fee to no longer work


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:55 AM

NAIROBI BAD RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

 

  • an audit has condemned 200 of them  as unsafe  but it takes too long to do anything about it. One collapsed recently killing 23 people , please see  http://www.standardm...-200-deathtraps
  • relatives of missing people are now camping outside the city morgue  http://www.standardm...ssing-relatives .
  • this is all very sad, the problem was know in advance and effective action should have been taken quickly

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:14 AM

FLOODING 

 

  • there is flooding in a number of areas  and police are having patrols around bridges to stop people trying to cross them
  • please see http://www.nation.co.ke MAY 3  RAGING FLOODS MORE THAN 800 PEOPLE HOMELESS
  • in  the Turkana district   600 households  are homeless
  • 3 old women on the shores of Lake Turkana  have been dragged away by floodwaters and never seen again 
  • there has been flooding at marsabit
  • these arid areas are not the obvious ones for flooding
  • there is a problem in Nairobi with the drains blocked by excavated soil, building waste and garbage

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:40 AM

One shouldn't expect any change at all, if anything,the problem of flooding due to heavy rain will only worsen. The owner of the building which collapsed was arrested, but it is highly unlikely that he will serve any time in prison. This is a vivid example of what happens when it rains.

 

In Nairobi the roads and drainage system are in a horrendous state of disrepair,even in the metropolitan areas,and there is no evidence that this will improve anytime soon.The private sector's hands are restricted by the City Council bureaucracy and the red tape of the local government. Obviously,this will create badly needed employment.


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:56 AM

KISII SOAP STONE 

 

I  read a report on the EASTERN STANDARD that the carvers are at risk and kill be screened.   please see http://www.standardm...ancer-screening

 

many carvers in the area have had cancer before

 

I decided to do some online checking of my own


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 08:11 AM

The world renowned  US Centres for Disease Control  http://www.cdc.gov/n...3/pdfs/0558.pdf has an occupational health bulletin

 

soapstone  can affect the body if it is inhaled , or comes into contact with the eyes or skin 

 

the effects of overexposure  to soapstone dust are

 

  • scarring of the lungs
  • cough
  • enlarged fingertips
  • heart failure
  • a higher rate of cancer of the lungs and pleura

breathing in talc particles is unsafe

 

it is best if the particles are mechanically removed from the workshop

 

it is very regrettable that their work is unsafe


Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 04 May 2016 - 08:24 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:09 AM

Please note that the horrible flooding has been exacerbated by the lack of garbage collection.Furthermore,only now people can improve their own drainage in front of their houses. The roads in Nairobi are in a disgraceful condition after the rain.

 

http://allafrica.com...1605040383.html



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 03:46 PM

 This is very interesting in the aftermath of a horrendous flooding,the government is destroying houses which have never been built in the first place.However, this is a drop in the bucket,it has been estimated that no less that 85% of houses in Nairobi are dangerous to live in. We can expect more houses to collapse in the future.

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...africa-36227914



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:17 PM

Prominent business man and Kenya Gov't critice Jacob Juma killed...local uprisings occuring.

Jacob Juma, who was managing director of maize company Erad Supplies and also had mining interests, was driving from a bar to his home in a wealthy suburb of the capital Nairobi when his car was attacked by the gunmen, who fired 10 shots before fleeing on motorbikes, the BBC reported.

http://ukzambians.co...mystery-murder/

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 05:39 AM

he was associated  with  opposition and was talking about releasing important information  about the Eurobond scandal  and what happened to USD  1 billion

 

he felt threatened  made this known on  Twitter

 

he car was forced of the road, the front is bullet proof , the side was hacked into ,then he was shot

 

most of the bullets were collected  by the gunman

 

instead of preserving the crime scene, the police towed the car away with his body in it to the station

 

the family is not impressed that they have not been interviewed  ,and his widow is asking for an FBI or Scotland Yard investigation


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:33 AM

This murder is coming at a most unfortunate moment because, foreign tourists will think that visiting Kenya is too dangerous, just as tourism is beginning to slowly recover. This murder happened just a few blocks away from where I live in Kilimani. 



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:29 AM

The system is not what it should be

 

I am not sure how many people actually go put of their way to check foreign news , this case has not been reported in Australia

 

there are few perfect countries , I would prefer that such events did not happen, but they will not stop me visiting


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:24 AM

Let us note the following connection that the Kenyan government is showing an interest in the welfare of its ordinary citizens. In Kenya, we all know why this is;one has to simply consider that there are elections next year.

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...africa-36172131


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:08 AM

Please note all these major projects which are currently going on in Kenya.The Nairobi to Mombasa railway is the highlight.However, one has to wonder how many of them will be delayed. I will comment more on this later.

 

http://edition.cnn.c...rica/index.html



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:53 PM

I saw this video and was shocked by the heavy handed response of the Kenyan police.They show complete brutality and lack of restrain. Fortunately, the police are now coming under investigation.

 

http://edition.cnn.c...ence/index.html



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 04:57 AM

The electoral commission  should be beyond reproach .

 

police acting in a heavy handed way in an opposition led protest, in a country which has only a recent record of having one is a very bad look


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:52 AM

the police violence has attracted attention from the highly regarded NGO Human rights watch

 

please see https://www.hrw.org/...ns-rights-kenya


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 03:06 PM

he was associated  with  opposition and was talking about releasing important information  about the Eurobond scandal  and what happened to USD  1 billion

 

he felt threatened  made this known on  Twitter

 

he car was forced of the road, the front is bullet proof , the side was hacked into ,then he was shot

 

most of the bullets were collected  by the gunman

 

instead of preserving the crime scene, the police towed the car away with his body in it to the station

 

the family is not impressed that they have not been interviewed  ,and his widow is asking for an FBI or Scotland Yard investigation

 

Just to be precise the gunman collected the spent "case or rounds"...the bullets were more than likely inside the body of Mr Juma.    It is amazing that given current modern day standards that Kenya and all Africa countries just refuse to embrace modern crime techniques of any kind.  



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:48 AM

Please consider that no culprit has yet been named in this case. it is quite strange how Jacob Juma was murdered, and afterwards the police collected the bullets. As poorly trained as the police are the higher officials are not. One has to wonder just what the police were instructed to do after the murder.







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