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Kenya: Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology – Media Clarification (25.04.2019)

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Nairobi City County: Update on Suspected Cholera Outbreak in the Nairobi Hospital (16.04.2019)

Opinion: DP Ruto’s shameless attempt of self-defense!

I do not believe that corruption can stop a leader from delivering in Kenya” – Deputy President William Ruto on Citizen TV Kenya on NewsNight on the 9th March 2019

We know that DP Ruto has the ability to lie, deceive and play for the audiences. What he did today isn’t new, but just an extension of his career in the spotlight and as Deputy to the President, which has been for a while now.

This was a spin of his narratives, where wasn’t challenged and allowed to play it out. The ones naive would eat it all up. The ones who see his ways are shocked how acts out. The ones that are suffering is the people. Who has this man as their leader and Second in Command.

DP Ruto are clearly showing no remorse for his wealth, for his accumulated assets or his land-grabbing ways. Neither the lack of real effort to develop, or use the prospects of state to actually serve the population. He is just defending the ways of looting and eating, while being in office.

The Kenyan people should be worried, that this man can do this and say what he did on National TV. That he could go out with blazing guns and claim what he do. Without any security, without any fact-check nor care of proof.

He is just showing his disregard for the people he is supposed to serve. That he thinks they will eat this and accept this. This is taking the public for granted, while looting, stealing and thieving the public coffers. That he thinks is cool. Apparently, even corrupt behaviour cannot stop development, did he learn that from Andrew Mwenda?

However, this is far from the last, we will hear or see of the DP. He will linger around, there will be more scandals as long as his in office. It is just a matter of time, where either him or some of his allies are caught in whirlwind of graft and fraud. That is just court filing away, whoever dare to sue or allege a set-of crimes done.

You cross every river when you get there. For now I am happy to serve as the DP. When that time comes, the Jubilee Party will make that decision” – DP Ruto on NewsNight 9th April 2019

Cry me river, cry havoc. Don’t give him the ability to cross the river and become the Commander-in-Chief. If he is this cunning now? How will he be in the highest office? He will be relentless and misuse the office even more.

He has learned from KANU, he has learned from ODM and using his steps in the Jubilee. If he gains even more, he will finds ways to overstep and adapt again. That is just the way he is.

Don’t eat his words. Don’t accept them. Challenge them. Because, he will challenge you, and it will not be a fair fight. Since, he will rig it to fit his narrative to ensure that he wins, no matter what. Peace.

Opinion: Odinga defends Uhuru(!!) – The Road to Canaan has Ended Part II

I don’t think it is the duty of the President to fire anybody, this was a State of the Nation Address for him to say what in his view the nation was doing, and I think in that regard he did very well in highlighting key issues affecting the lives of Kenyans” Raila Odinga’s Defense of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation Address (04.04.2019).

Well, the Building Bridges Initiative and the Handshake between ODM Leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta is surely paying off. As all the ones in the Opposition are highlighting things like they were state officials. If they were Musalia Mudavadi, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka or Raila Odinga himself. They were all loyal subjects of the Republic.

Especially, showing this today… was the former Presidential Candidate, the NASA Leader and former CORD leader too. He was on fire defending Kenyatta and his administration. In a manner, that only Murkomen cannot do it better. Today, he could have switched parties and become a Jubilee syncopate. There would be no different really.

What Odinga said today and what his peers did too. Shows that the ODM and the rest of the Opposition are an obvious elite, whose has interests in the state and eating themselves. They are not interested in the Kenyan people or their plights. That they are only interested in and invested in during elections, but the rest of the time. They want to be connected to the good graces of the State House. So, they can eat as well.

Odinga could have been any minister in the Jubilee Cabinet today. Any sort of Cabinet Secretary or a Prime Minister in coalition government, because, he is directly supporting the President with no effort. In a manner, that is unnatural and obliviously showing his intention.

The Handshake has offered him a role and his now playing it out. The ODM leader is clearly seeking favours and showing loyalty. Instead of being genuine and sincere. Because, this is the busy eating politician. Nothing else really. It is his turn to eat again. He has made himself an office on the cost of the handshake and is now showing a token of appreciation of it.

If, you believe the NASA is a reliable opposition. Today, they have shown their true face. Some has turned before, like Kalonzo and I said by the Handshake, that Canaan had ended. Because, Odinga came to Canaan. However, the public did not. Just the hungry elite, eating of the plate of everyone else. Peace.

London Tribunal rules that Djibouti has breached Doraleh Container Terminal’s rights (04.04.2019)

Tribunal orders Djibouti to pay DCT $385 million plus interest for breach of Doraleh Container Terminal SA (DCT)’s exclusivity.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 4, 2019 –  Doraleh Container Terminal SA (DCT), a Djibouti port operator owned 33.34% by DP World Group, and 66.66% by Port de Djibouti S.A., an entity of the Republic of Djibouti, has been successful in the London Court of International Arbitration proceeding against the Republic of Djibouti. The Tribunal has found that by developing new container port opportunities with China Merchants Holdings International Co Limited (China Merchants), a Hong-Kong based port operator, Djibouti has breached DCT’s rights under its 2006 Concession Agreement to develop a container terminal at Doraleh, in Djibouti, specifically, its exclusivity over all container handling facilities in the territory of Djibouti.

The Tribunal ordered Djibouti to pay DCT $385 million plus interest for breach of DCT’s exclusivity by development of container facilities at Doraleh Multipurpose Terminal, with further damages possible if Djibouti develops a planned Doraleh International Container Terminal (DICT) with any other operator without the consent of DP World. The Tribunal found that “In respect of the development of the Djibouti Multipurpose Port (DMP) facility, the facts are clear. At no stage before the decision was made to go ahead with that facility with China Merchants did … Djibouti … offer … DCT … the right to develop the proposed container facilities at the DMP. Djibouti was therefore in breach of clause 3.6.3 of the [Concession Agreement]”. China Merchants also operates a $3.5 billion free trade zone it developed pursuant to an agreement with Djibouti, in contravention of DP World’s exclusive right to develop and operate such a free zone under its own concession, which is the subject of other litigation proceedings.

The Tribunal also ordered Djibouti to pay DCT $148 million for historic non-payment of royalties for container traffic not transferred to DCT once it became operational. Djibouti is also ordered to pay DCT’s legal costs.

The Tribunal’s Award recognises that the 2006 Concession Agreement remains valid and binding, as has also been confirmed by another LCIA arbitration tribunal and the London courts. This is the fifth substantial ruling in DCT and DP World’s favour on disputes relating to the Doraleh terminal. DCT and DP World continue to seek to uphold their legal rights in a number of legal fora, following Djibouti’s unlawful efforts to expel DP World from Djibouti and transfer the port operation to Chinese interests. Litigation against China Merchants also continues before the Hong Kong courts. DP World has previously issued public notices, following the confirmation of the validity of the 2006 Concession Agreement in a judgment in 2018, warning others against interfering with its and DCT’s concession rights.

DPP’s Statement on ongoing investigations into the Kimwarer and Arror Dams (03.04.2019)

DPP’s Press Statement on Investigation into Fraudulent Activities of Samburu County Government Officers (01.04.2019)

IGAD: Kampala Declaration on Jobs, Livelihoods and Self-Reliance for Refugees, Returnees and Host Communities in the IGAD Region 28th March 2019, Kampala, Uganda (28.03.2019)

Somalia: Hormuud Telecom – Press Release (27.03.2019)

Opinion: Threat of a closure of the Dadaab Refugee Camp – Is it a bargaining chip?

This is not the first time the Kenyan Government have claimed they want to close the Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camp. That has been done before, they did this in May and June 2016. Even the Federal Republic of Somalia was worried at one point, that the refugees would suddenly return after the notification of the closure back then. Suddenly late in August 2016, the U.S. Government suddenly dropped more money on the Refugee Camps. Than, it became silence and no problem hosting them. The same happen with the European Union in 2017 and certainly, the same government hopes in happens in 2019. However, don’t be surprised, if someone get hooked on the bait.

Because in August 2016, the US Administration stated this:

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, August 23, 2016 – Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Nairobi that the United States is providing more than $146 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to support refugees, voluntary returnees, and drought victims in Kenya and Somalia. This new funding includes a significant new contribution of more than $59 million for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to protect and assist refugees in Kenya, and support voluntary refugee returns to Somalia. In addition, the funding includes new humanitarian assistance of more than $87 million in food and non-food support for refugees and drought victims in Kenya and Somalia. This announcement brings the total of U.S. humanitarian assistance in Kenya and Somalia to nearly $265 million in fiscal year 2016” (U.S. Department of State – ‘Additional Funding for Kenya and Somalia’ (23.08.2016)

The next year in 2017, in February the High Court of Kenya even blocked the Closure of the Refugee Camp. Even the European Parliament in May 2017 adopted a text on the Camp stating this:

whereas the EU has allocated EUR 286 million through the European Development Fund (EDF) for the period 2014-2020, focusing on the implementation of the ‘Compact’ and on state and peace building, food security, resilience and education in particular; whereas the EU Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa was signed at the Valletta Summit on 12 November 2015 and was designed to address the root causes of destabilisation, forced displacement and irregular migration by promoting resilience, economic opportunities, equal opportunities, security and development; whereas the EU is responding to the lifesaving basic needs of refugees hosted in Kenyan refugee camps” (EU, 18.05.2017).

Why do I post these old statements on extra added funding for the Refugee Camps in Kenya. Well, the Kenyan Government is now known for having notified the UNHCR, that they would close the Dadaab Refugee Camp and not do it. Because, it is one solution and we all know why they do this. The refugee camps are bargain chips for more funding. This is what they do. It is not the first time and not the last.  

This is also the knowledge of the Kenyan Government, that is why they can force again the rich Western Countries, the well-wishing, not-to-friendly wealthy benefactors for own personal benefit. So, they can pay a higher price and drop more jewels on the Refugee Camp. Because, that solves the problem at home and also keeps it going as it has been.

That is why the Kenyan government in the hour of need, in their mercy for some foreign exchange can expose their greed. Notify of the closure of the Refugee Camp. To ensure, that the Western Partners, the ones who donates aid, actually gives them some more. To keep the 30 year old venture up and also pay-off the cronies in Nairobi. Which also needs part of the stake in the Aid Business. They don’t want to skimped out of the well deserved funds for hosting these people.

That is why the same government have tried this trick in 2016, 2017 and now returns to the old venture of skimming money out a refugee problem, again in 2019. We could lie and say, they are really need in more funds and in dire need for such, and such. But then, we would kid ourselves and also the general public.

There are always need for more programs, better food and more possibilities for the ones staying a place Dadaab, but that is not the reason why the Kenyan government did notify the UNHCR. They are hungry and want to eat. It is their turn to eat. That is why the smelled the empty plates and want their UNGA too. Peace.

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