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By GEOFFREY MOSOKU
Attorney General Githu Muigai strove to de-
ect criticism aimed at him over the way Kenya
mishandled appeals against rulings to pay An-
glo Leasing merchants by blaming the court-
room debacles on his predecessor.
But yesterday, a day after the gruelling news
By STANDARD TEAM
Battles between public university students
and police rocked towns countrywide yesterday
and brought learning to a halt.
Motorists and traders bore the brunt of the
protests, with some being violently robbed.
The students were protesting an alleged in-
crease in fees and cuts in the maximum loan giv-
en them by the Higher Education Loans Board.
However, Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob
Kaimenyi said tuition fees had not been raised.
Wako blames collapse of Anglo Leasing cases on Githus handling
2014 BUDGET SHOCK
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
SEE STORY ON PAGE 6
By MOSES MICHIRA
For the rst time, the Government is facing uncer-
tainty over how it will ll the deep hole in its wallet as
it counts down the two weeks to Budget Day.
As evidence of the Governments desperation, The
Standard has learnt that the National Treasury is
preparing two different supplementary budgets as
A policeman puts out a re lit by University of Nairobi students on Moi Avenue, Nairobi, yesterday. They were protesting an alleged fees increase. [PHOTO: MBUGUA KIBERA/STANDARD]
President Uhuru Kenyatta Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich
Since he has referred to
me as a surgeon I want to
say that I handed over as
Attorney General to a
person I believed was a
competent surgeon and not
to a mortician. Amos Wako
Two weeks to Jubilees second budget,
Treasury technocrats worry about a
Sh342 billion hole and if a Sovereign
Bond foated by Kenya fops, the future
of the economy can only get worse
13th June, 2014
The patient died
on the operating table
long time ago. Githu
Muigai is the mortician.
If you think the patient
should have lived, ask the
surgeon. Githu Muigai
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options for raising the extra cash
needed to fund the record Sh1.6 tril-
lion Budget.
The Budget is Sh342.6 billion shy
of its target, and the Government has
already paid Sh1.4 billion to two An-
glo Leasing companies without the
approval of Parliament.
It hopes the payment will secure
its plans to raise Sh174 billion ($2 bil-
lion) from foreign creditors next
month through a sovereign bond. Be-
cause it has already factored the mon-
ey into this years budget, Treasury is
preparing for the worst if things fail to
go according to plan.
The bond would partly nance
one of the supplementary budgets,
while the other would rely on a less at-
tractive programme of local borrow-
ing and heavy cuts on Government
spending to pay MPs, State ofcers
and other public servants.
If the bond ops or delays, the im-
pact on the economy would be severe,
with higher bank interest rates caused
by the Governments local borrowing
choking investment and stalling de-
velopment projects.
It would also increase the level of
domestic debt currently at Sh1.21 tril-
lion to well over 50 per cent of the val-
ue of the economy measured as the
Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The international bonds issuance
was delayed due to uncertainty in the
international markets, and a dispute
with Parliament over the Sh1.4 billion
Anglo Leasing payments.
Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich
conrmed that the huge revenue hole
faced by Treasury gives him limited
options. Borrowers would be hit by
higher interest rates and the shilling
would weaken.
Among the countrys most press-
Major dilemma
over Sh174bn
budget shortfall
ing needs is repayment of a Sh52 bil-
lion loan ($600 million) that was due
last week, but the State got a three-
month temporary reprieve, albeit at a
very huge cost (see separate story).
The latest nancial crisis explains
the panic that has hit the Govern-
ment, as indicated by the executive
order to pay the controversial Sh1.4
billion to two European companies in
contracts related to Anglo Leasing.
Treasury insiders said plans had
already been put in motion to cut na-
tional spending to accommodate the
Sh174 billion gap just in case oating
of the sovereign bond is delayed or
ops.
SPENDING PLANS
We have been revising the budget
in the context of Supplementary I and
II, explained the source.
He, however, did not disclose the
programmes that would be affected
by the revised spending plans.
Rotich had earlier informed the
media that the bond would be oated
before June 30, when the current -
nancial year ends, echoing President
Uhuru Kenyattas optimism in having
a successful issue.
The State has a cumulative budget
shortfall of Sh329 billion in the cur-
rent nancial year. Rotich told Parlia-
ment when presenting the budget last
year that Sh223 billion would be
raised through borrowing from the
other countries, including the Euro
Bond.
The funding crisis has been wors-
ened by weaknesses in the countrys
key economic sectors of tourism and
agriculture, which account for the
bulk of the countrys foreign exchange
revenue inows.
Repeated terror attacks in the
midst of further threats from the Al-
Shabaab militia group have caused
panic among tourists, leading to mas-
sive booking cancellations this month,
prompting thousands already on hol-
iday to cut short their stay.
Last year, tourist arrivals were
down 300,000 to 1.4 million on rising
terror threats. Poor rains and low pric-
es for its key exports of tea and coffee
in the international markets have hit
agriculture, which contributes to
about a quarter of Kenyas economy.
Robert Bunyi, an investment bank-
er, says it is absolutely critical for Ke-
nya to raise the funds through the sov-
ereign bond.
Kenya must just oat that bond,
said Bunyi, noting that tourism and
agriculture sectors were both heading
south.
The other options of borrowing
locally or cutting back on services
could be too painful on the citizens.
He explains that the Government
could crowd out the private sector if
it opts to raise the funds locally
through bonds, a scenario that could
push up the current interest rate that
averages at 20 per cent to new highs.
In his estimate, the sovereign bond
could be raised at about 12 per cent
interest, going by rates in comparable
economies and Kenyas credit rating
of B+.
President Kenyatta had explained
that issuance of the bond was critical
to service delivery, when defending
his directive to pay the Sh1.4 billion
owed to Anglo Leasing rms, last
week.
There was no way we could go for
this particular bond without rst hav-
ing cleared our international obliga-
tions. So I gave that directive, said
Uhuru.
Sources at the National Treasury
said the payments to two claimants,
First Mercantile Securities Corpora-
tion and Spacenet Inc, were made on
Thursday.
Rotich had factored settlement of
the Sh1.4 billion debt in his budget
last year but the item had been dis-
guised as an allocation for guaran-
teed debt payments and other non-
discretionally expenditures.
Non-settlement of the debts has
been the biggest barrier to Kenyas in-
tention to issue the bond.
There have been fears that the out-
standing claims by the two rms
owned by Mr Anura Perera, a Kenyan
with Sri Lankan roots, would impact
on the success of the bond, especially
after the ruling by international
courts. State House spokesman Mano-
ah Esipisu had earlier announced that
Uhuru wanted the bond issued to
protect countrys economy from in-
terest rate shocks that would follow
any domestic borrowing by Govern-
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard NATIONAL NEWS / Page 3
State loses Sh500m as fnes for
postponing payments to banks
BY JAMES ANYANZWA
The decision to defer a Sh52.2 bil-
lion ($600 million) loan repayment
signals that the nancial crisis facing
the Government may be bigger than
previously thought.
Taxpayers will now have to pay
Sh574.2 million as an additional cost
to save the Government from eminent
embarrassment of defaulting on its
debt obligations to three internation-
al banks. The amount is owed to Cit-
ibank, Standard Chartered Bank (UK)
and Standard Bank of South Africa.
This has become even more ur-
gent because defaulting would fur-
ther sabotage the desperate effort to
oat a Euro denominated sovereign
bond worth Sh174 billion ($2billion)
that the Government has factored in-
to the budget (see separate story in
Pg 2).
Part of the process of effectively
oating the bond includes the Sh1.4
billion payments last Thursday to two
European companies in the infamous
Anglo Leasing contracts once con-
demned by President Uhuru Kenyat-
ta.
The President has had to make a
painful decision on what is the great-
er evil: either (pay) the money or put
the countrys economy at risk. By
making this payment, the President is
not legitimising what he and many
Kenyans believe to have been a series
of fraudulent transactions, read in
part a statement from State House
Spokesman Manoah Esipisu.
National Treasury Principal Secre-
tary Kamau Thugge (pictured) con-
rmed to The Standard that the Gov-
ernment would pay an extra fee of 1.1
per cent to a consortium of three for-
eign banks, which agreed to defer the
loan of Sh52.2 billion for three
months.
Dr Thugge said the Government
has other options of paying off the
loan but had opted for a cheaper al-
ternative in the shape of the sovereign
bond issue.
SOVEREIGN BOND
We are ready to repay the loan,
but we had discussions with our lead
arrangers to give us time to access the
sovereign bond. By August, we shall
clear this debt. Our interest is to issue
a bond, Thugge said in a telephone
interview.
The Government has set out an
ambitious Sh1.8 trillion budget even
as it struggles to contain the runaway
wage bill that stands at 55 per cent of
the countrys revenue collection of
Sh900 billion. The public service has
up to 700,000 employees and its wage
bill has shot up from Sh200 billion in
2008/2009 to Sh461 billion in
2012/2013.
The two-year loan that has been
deferred for three months was to fund
the Governments ambitious develop-
ment plan. Thugge conrmed to The
Standard that the Government would
pay the Sh574.2 million as commis-
sion for the extension.
We had the money but realised it
was cheaper for that extension than
to settle the amount, said Thugge,
while downplaying the risks of the de-
ferral that has the potential to send
wrong signals to local and interna-
tional lenders.
He denied that there were fresh
conditions attached to the extension
granted by the banks. There was an
extension by three months. We ex-
tended on the same terms and condi-
tions like before. There were no new
conditions. There was nothing, he
explained.
However, a cross-section of re-
nowned economists said the request
for the extension of the repayment
period points to a Government facing
severe nancial stress.
This means the Government has
overstretched itself in terms of expen-
diture. We are running a shortfall in
revenue collections and there is no
money in circulation. All these are sig-
nals that our economy is in bad
shape, said Samuel Nyandemo, a se-
nior lecturer at the University of Nai-
robis School of Economics.
EXPENSIVE LOAN
According to Dr Nyandemo, re-
scheduling the loan repayments
comes with penalties that make the
loan even more expensive, coupled
with the weakening of the Kenya shil-
ling against international currencies.
There are penalties on the exten-
sion of the repayment period, which
depends on the terms and conditions
of this loan, he said.
According to Thomas Kibua, a for-
mer long-serving deputy governor of
Central Bank, the Governments -
nancial health is not good.
I think the crude term is you
(Government) are running broke. Your
programming is not right and some-
thing is not right, said Dr Kibua who
is currently a senior economist with
African Development and Economic
Consultants.
Our national debt has become an
issue. They want to buy more time to
repay this loan, which is not a good
thing becau2se the shilling is slightly
depreciating against the international
currencies, he added.
Part of the money from the planned
sovereign bond issue will be used to
retire the loan. The syndicated loan
was mainly designed to substitute
part of what Government had planned
to borrow from the domestic market
during the period under review.
During the 2011/2012 nancial
year, the National Treasury planned to
borrow Sh119.5 billion from the Ke-
nyan market, but high interest and ex-
change rates volatility made investors
jittery, causing them to demand high-
er yields in order to compensate for
risk.
Treasury auctions experienced
lower subscription rates mainly due
to tighter liquidity, more attractive
commercial bank rates and increased
uncertainty over the direction of in-
terest rates. Higher yields led to lower
bond valuations with listed Treasury
bonds losing approximately 20 per
cent of their value in 2011.
By December 2011, the Govern-
ment had raised only Sh14 billion
from the domestic market, implying
that a further Sh105.5 billion was to
be borrowed before the closure of the
2011/12 scal year.
TRACING THE BURDEN
The Government lost cases in Euro-
pean courts last year against two
companies involved in the Anglo
Leasing security contracts, hence
the payment of Sh1.4 billion
The scandal hinged on 18 con-
tracts, including a secure passport
equipment system and a forensic
science laboratory that were never
supplied
The Government opted for a com-
mercial loan from the international
nancial institution to nance part
of the revenue shortfall during the
2011/2012 nancial year
BY CYRUS OMBATI
and JOSEPH MUCHIRI

Mystery surrounds the Monday
evening disappearance of Embu
County Assembly Speaker Justus Mate
from a Nairobi hotel.
A section of Members of the Embu
County Assembly now want the police
to investigate how Mr Mate went
missing from a city hotel where they
were meeting.
Embu Deputy Speaker Ibrahim
Swaleh yesterday conrmed that Mate
went missing on Monday and they are
yet to trace him.
Mr Swaleh said before his disap-
pearance, the Speaker had allegedly
received a phone call at around
4:30pm from an ofcer attached to
the Criminal Investigation Depart-
ment (CID) in Pangani and identied
as Nicholas Kangangi, whom he was
scheduled to meet later.
He said they became alarmed
when Mate failed to report for dinner
at around 8.30pm, prompting them to
report the matter at Muthaiga Police
Station.
We were referred to the Pangani
DCIO whose personal assistant, Elias
Kathiga, Mates driver and County As-
sembly Majority Leader Andrew Mu-
sakwa recorded a statement. Mate
was an integral part of the meeting, as
he was leading the committees and
would have nalised the sittings to-
morrow, said Swaleh.
PARKED CAR
Mate is said to have left his mobile
phone on the table before walking
out. Mr Kathiga said guards at the ho-
tel said the Speaker was seen leaving
in a vehicle that was parked outside
the gate, but it is unclear why he en-
tered it.
Kathiga was further quoted as say-
ing the Speaker asked where a vehicle,
registration plate KBK, was parked
and on learning it had not been seen,
he started walking towards the gate,
where he supposedly boarded the
waiting car.
The MCAs were meeting to discuss
the county budget. Swaleh asked the
MCAs and the public not to speculate
over the matter and asked the police
to hasten the search for the missing
Speaker.
He said the speaker had been ask-
ing for police security, as he feared for
his life.
Our Speaker has been writing to
the Embu county commandant ask-
ing for bodyguards but has never re-
ceived a response, said Swaleh.
Nairobi police boss Benson Kibue
said CID had taken up the matter and
launched a search for the Speaker.
Mystery hangs
over missing
Embu Speaker
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Page 4 / NATIONAL NEWS
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Former AG, Githu trade
accusations over payments
conference by the professor of law,
during which he literally prosecuted
his own case with documents and
references to timelines and legal
chronicles, Amos Wako hit back
heatedly, and not without some
wit.
The two traded accusations that
left the country uncertain just who
between them was responsible for
the feeble, if not non-existent, de-
fence the Kenya Government put up,
leading to losses that have now seen
President Uhuru Kenyatta succumb-
ing to pay up Sh1.4 billion.
Prof Muigai had blamed it all on
Wako but yesterday, the Busia Sena-
tor and former long-serving AG
came out declaring that he left ofce
just after he had led Kenyas de-
fence, which he said he left in Githu
hands. Wako asked Githu to carry his
own cross over the bungled State de-
fence in the cases led by Universal
Satspace and First Mercantile Secu-
rities Corporation.
Wako faulted his successor for
misrepresenting the facts when he
(Githu) claimed that he was only a
CURRENT AND FORMER AGS FACE OFF
Attorney General Githu Muigai blamed Amos
Wako for Kenyas feeble defence leading to
losses that have now seen President Uhuru
Kenyatta forced to pay Sh1.4 billion
However, former long serving AG and cur-
rent Busia Senator Wako declared that he left
offce just after he had fled Kenyas defence,
which he said he left in Githus hands
The two senior lawyers, who were chief le-
gal advisors to retired President Kibaki at dif-
ferent times, sparred as the blame game con-
tinued over one of the biggest scandals
mortician and not the surgeon who
oversaw the death of the patient (in
reference to the court cases).
He argued that Githu appears to
have lost it when he stepped away
from the written script. Wako said he
was surprised that the Attorney Gen-
eral of the Republic of Kenya could
refer to himself as a mortician.
LEGAL ADVISOR
If I was a surgeon as he has clear-
ly indicated in his remarks, then I
handed over the ofce of Attorney
General to a fellow surgeon to con-
tinue with the treatment of the said
patient. He took over the ofce and
swore to diligently serve the people
of Kenya in his capacity as the prin-
cipal legal advisor to the Govern-
ment, Wako said.
The two senior lawyers, who were
chief legal advisors to former Presi-
dent Mwai Kibaki at different times,
sparred as the blame game contin-
ued over one of the countrys biggest
scandals.
Wako, who served as AG for 20
years and was in ofce when the
State entered into the contracts, said
his successor took over ofce from
him immediately after the ling of
the defence on Anglo-Leasing cases.
Wako, who left ofce in August 2011,
said Githu couldnt accuse him of
complacency in handling the con-
troversial multibillion-shilling con-
tracts.
Both men advised retired Presi-
dent Kibaki, with Wako serving for
eight and a half years and Githu one
and a half years of Kibakis rule.
Wako claims that by the time he
left ofce, the matter was under liti-
gation and it was Githu who oversaw
the State lose the cases.
He spoke a day after the AG came
out to defend himself and the State
Law Ofce over the controversial
payments Uhuru has authorised if
only to get the Sovereign Euro Bond
to salvage the Jubilee governments
pet projects currently threatened by
cash-ow problems at Treasury.
DIVERTING ATTENTION
Wakos statement was a sarcastic
response to the AGs remark on Mon-
day. Githu had said: The man you
see before you is a mortician. The
patient died on the operating table
long time ago. Githu Muigai is the
Waiguru in hot soup as Jubilee MPs plot her downfall
By MOSES NJAGIH
and WILFRED AYAGA
MPs have instituted proceedings to-
wards the removal of Devolution Cabinet
Secretary Anne Waiguru over alleged gross
misconduct and gross violation of the Con-
stitution.
Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi yes-
terday started the process of removing
Waiguru from ofce by ling a Motion and
concurrently collecting signatures for the
petition to be presented to the House.
By yesterday evening Linturis petition
had been supported by 103 MPs, exceeding
the constitutional threshold of one quarter
of all National Assembly members, re-
quired for the petition to be admitted by
the Speaker.
A list seen by The Standard revealed that
majority of MPs who had signed to support
the Motion were from President Uhuru Ke-
nyattas TNA party. They are disgruntled by
the manner in which Waiguru is undertak-
ing her duties.
In the Motion, Linturi accuses the Cab-
inet Secretary of abusing, intimidating and
threatening public servants under her ju-
risdiction, citing the removal from ofce of
former National Youth Service Director
General Kiplimo Rugut and former Youth
Enterprise Fund Chairman Gor
Semelango.
Linturi says Waiguru has failed to re-
spect and uphold Articles three and 152 of
the Constitution. The MP also accuses
Waiguru of violating Articles 47, 50, 232 and
236 of the Constitution.
The lawmaker says Waiguru has failed
to defend and obey the Third schedule of
the constitution regarding fairness in ad-
ministrative actions and fair hearing in the
removal of public ofcers from ofce.
GROSS MISCONDUCT
Aware that she appears to have mis-
used her ofce, this House resolves that
pursuant to Article 152 (6) of the Constitu-
tion, the President dismisses Anne Waiguru
from the position of Cabinet Secretary for
Devolution and Planning for gross miscon-
duct and gross violation of the Constitu-
tion, the notice of motion reads in part.
The President will then be under obli-
gation to dismiss her. She should begin
packing. We are very serious about it. If the
President does not act, then, he will know
that impeaching him is also not very dif-
cult, Linturi told The Standard on phone.
According to Article 152 of the Constitu-
tion, which deals with the removal of a Cab-
inet Secretary, once a petition has been car-
ried by more than a quarter of legislators,
it is presented to the House, where if it gar-
ners support from more than a third of all
MPs (in this case 117), a select committee
is formed to hear and determine the allega-
tions levelled against the CS.
Should the 11-member committee re-
turn a verdict that there are sufcient
grounds to have the Cabinet Secretary re-
moved, then the matter is taken to the ple-
nary where it requires a simple majority for
the resolution to be passed that the Presi-
dent removes his minister from ofce.
Article 152 (10) compels the President to
remove such a Cabinet Secretary from of-
ce upon receiving notication from the
Speaker of the National Assembly.
Linturi said the process of removing
Waiguru will be expected to gather mo-
mentum today when all the legislators in
support of the petition address a press con-
ference at Parliament.
mortician. If you think the patient
should have lived, ask the surgeons.
Yesterday, Wako said: He should
therefore bear full responsibility and
stop dragging my name into this,
since I had long left ofce during the
defence process. He was in ofce
and should stop diverting attention
from the reality.
In a statement sent from Geneva,
where he is attending parliamentary
business, Wako said rather than
making such outrageous assertions,
Githu should just have focused on
the written statement issued by his
ofce.
What I would simply say is; the
AG appears to be lost for words
whenever he goes out of the written
script.
Yesterday, Githu refused to com-
ment on Wakos reply to his Monday
news conference. No comment.
The documents I have submitted
speak for themselves. No further
comment, he told The Standard
when reached on phone.
During the Monday brieng, the
AG sought to defend his record as he
blamed former State ofcials who
oversaw the contracts. Although he
did not directly mention names, the
AG apparently pointed an accusing
at his predecessor, Wako, and former
Cabinet ministers Musalia Mudava-
di and Chris Obure (Transport and
Finance ministers in 2002), and for-
mer Postmaster General Francis
Chahonyo, who were in ofce when
the suspect deals were signed.
On Monday, Muigai gave a chro-
nology of the events leading to the
payments as he sought to distance
himself from culpability, adding that
the State sought legal opinion from
renowned international experts in
telecommunication and medita-
tion.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru. [PHOTO: FILE/
STANDARD]
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Students go on
rampage over fees FROM CLASS TO STREETS
students attempted to congregate.
The student leaders had warned
motorists to keep off major roads
leading to the city centre due to yes-
terdays nationwide students demon-
strations.
Tension remained high at the Ke-
nyatta University gate. The students
had been advised against protesting
in circular issued by Deputy Vice
Chancellor Prof John Okumu (Aca-
demic) saying no public university
had been informed of the planned
increase of the fees.
In Machakos, several people were
injured when police clashed with stu-
dents of Machakos University Col-
lege.
The ofcer red severally in the air
and lobbed teargas canisters to dis-
perse the more than 500 rowdy stu-
dents who were hurling stones at
them.
Among those injured were pass-
ersby who were caught up in the me-
lee and clobbered by the police along-
side the protesters.
The students started the demon-
stration from the college at about 9am
and walked towards Machakos town
1km away blocking the Machakos-
Makueni Road.
Residents going about their nor-
mal business were beaten up after the
students, who deed police orders to
return to the college, intermingled
with them. Machakos OCPD Hillary
Birgen, however, said no one was re-
ported seriously injured during the
confrontation.
Elsewhere, a Standard Group van
was among vehicles that were stoned
by Maseno University main campus
students during yesterdays riots.
The vehicles windscreen was shat-
tered as the rowdy students pelted
motorists and journalists who had
gone to cover the protests with stones.
Journalists had taken cover at the lo-
cal Administration Police camp when
the students stormed as the armed
ofcers watched from a distance.
The ofcers from Maseno Station
were forced to dialogue with student
leaders, who helped calm down their
colleagues before they caused more
damage.
The students blocked Kisumu-
Busia Road for close to ve hours.
Motorists caught up in the mayhem
were taxed by the students before
they were allowed to continue with
their journey.
Led by the university students
chairman Charles Juma, the over
2,000 students urged the Government
not to increase fees or lower the stu-
Protesters disrupt
traffc, rob pedestrians
as police engage them
in running battles
Rioting varsity students paralyse
By STANDARD TEAM
Learning ground to a halt in public
universities across the country as
students took to the streets to protest
against an alleged plot to increase
tuition fees.
Police engaged in running battles
with the protesters after the demon-
strations, which the students had
promised would be peaceful, turned
chaotic.
In Nairobi, major businesses re-
mained closed yesterday as police
lobbed teargas canisters at a section
of University of Nairobi (UoN) stu-
dents who engaged them in running
battles.
More than 100 students were ar-
rested during the protests in the city
and taken to Central police station.
Police said some of them may be
taken to court today.
Some motorists reported that they
were attacked and robbed by the stu-
dents.
Police battled the students at the
UoN main campus as parts of Uhuru
Highway and University Way re-
mained blocked for several hours.
Motorists were being diverted to use
other routes disrupting trafc ow.
The protesters said they were an-
gered by increment of fees and reduc-
tion in the maximum loan given to
students by the Higher Education
Loans Board (Helb). According to the
student leaders, the Government is
planning to double the fee for regular
students, which currently stands at
Sh28,000 per year.
But Education Cabinet Secretary
Jacob Kaimenyi reiterated that the
Government had not increased tu-
ition fees for public universities.
Earlier, there was tension in Nai-
robis Central Business District after
police said they would not allow the
students to hold a procession as ear-
lier planned.
Nairobi police said they had infor-
mation the students had been inl-
trated by criminals.
We told them to call off their
strike because some of the partici-
pants were thieves, said Nairobi
deputy police boss Moses Ombati.
The group dispersed causing ten-
sion and fears in the CBD as they ran
shouting anti-Jacob Kaimenyi slo-
gans. Tens of riot police were posi-
tioned at various places ready to
confront the students. Some ofcers
barricaded Jogoo House, the head-
quarters of Ministry of Education,
where the students planned to con-
gregate and deliver their message.
More ofcers were at Parliament
Buildings where police lobbed teargas
at the students to disperse them.
Students Organisation of Nairobi
University (Sonu) chairman Babu
Owino told motorists to keep off Uni-
versity way, Nairobi CBD, Moi Avenue,
Parklands, Kikuyu Road and Thika
Superhighway.
There were more teargas canisters
lobbed at the protesters near the UoN
main campus, Kimathi Street and
near Central police station where the
WHY THE STUDENTS WENT
ON RAMPAGE
The protesters said they were
angered by an increment of fees
and reduction in the maximum
loan given to students by the
Higher Education Loans Board
According to the student lead-
ers, the Government is planning
to double the fee for regular stu-
dents, which currently stands at
Sh28,000 per year.
But the Education ministry in-
sists that the Government has
not increased tuition fees for
public universities
dent loans .
With ination and a rotting Ke-
nyan economy, we would expect Helb
to increase the loan by 200 per cent
and not reduce it, said Juma.
POLITICAL ACTIVISTS
In Kakamega, protesting Masinde
Muliro University of Science and
Technology students disrupted busi-
ness in the town and also at the
county government ofces. They
stormed the county ofces demand-
ing to be addressed by Governor Wyc-
liffe Oparanya. They were, however, re
directed to the county commissioners
ofce to lodge their grievances as the
governor was not in his ofce.
Masinde Muliro University Stu-
dents Organisation chairperson Bill
Clinton Owiti said education in the
country would become expensive if
the fees is increased and vowed that
students would not sit back and watch
as education standards deteriorate.
In Nakuru, police were forced to
lob teargas canisters to disperse dem-
onstrating Egerton University stu-
dents.
The ofcers dispersed the students
near the Town Campus moments af-
ter they had started marching towards
the central business district.
The students scampered for safety
before regrouping at Nyayo Gardens
where police used more teargas to
ush out Students Union of Egerton
University (Sueu) leaders who were
addressing journalists.
1
5
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
NATIONAL NEWS / Page 7
1 A GSU ofcer beats up a
passer-by on Thika Su-
perhighway yesterday.
[PHOTO: GEORGE NJUNGE/
STANDARD]
2. A Policeman lobs teargas
canisters at protesting
Egerton University stu-
dents in Nakuru. [PHOTO:
KIPSANG JOSEPH/STAN-
DARD]
3. Students from Technical
University of Mombasa
demonstrating in Mom-
basa. [PHOTO: MAARUFU
MOHAMED/STANDARD]
4. A policeman helps an in-
jured student in Nairobi.
[PHOTO: MBUGUA KIBERA/
STANDARD]
5. Suspected car thieves
take advantage of the
students riot in Nairobi.
[PHOTO: GEORGE NJUNGE/
STANDARD]
By AUGUSTINE ODUOR
The Government has dismissed
claims that university fees has been
increased and asked rioting students
to return to class.
Education PS Bellio Kipsang said
university students were acting on
rumours and ill-informed facts and
faulted their actions.
No one has increased their fees.
This is sheer misinformation and it is
unfortunate, Dr Kipsang told the
House Education Committee on Edu-
cation yesterday.
He said fees increment is a process
that cannot be done at one sitting and
told the students to return to class.
This is an exercise that is done by
universitys respective councils and
we have not heard of any information
with regards to that, he said.
The House committee had asked
the PS to clarify the issue of university
fees. Kipsang said the students were
acting on information that hinted that
Higher Education Loans Board (Helb)
would revise down capitation.
This story was misleading and
someone must have misinterpreted it
with bad intentions. We have been in
constant talks with Helb and I can
conrm there is nothing like that, he
said. He, however, noted that the
number of students has been rising
but the funding for Helb has not.
No one has
raised fees,
says ministry
cursing and accusing the police of
infringing on their constitutional
right to picket. Police barricaded the
university and said the students could
only be allowed to protest within the
institutions compound.
Benmark Nganga, a student
leader, complained that they were
being denied the right to demonstrate
peacefully despite obtaining a permit
from Makupa Police Station.
It is the police who will push us
into rampage. We are protesting for
our rights peacefully and they unrea-
sonably engage us without even un-
derstanding our motives, said
Nganga.
University of Nairobi students
Mombasa Campus, however, man-
aged to take to the streets and block
trafc ow along Moi Avenue.
Story by Lydiah Nyawira, Alex
Wakhisi, Kevine Omollo, Victor Nzu-
ma, Joackim Bwana and Karanja
Njoroge
3
2
Businesses along Kenyatta Avenue
were closed hurriedly as traders,
caught up in the melee, moved to se-
cure their premises.
Police sources indicated the move
to swiftly disperse the students fol-
lowed fears that some political activ-
ists were planning to inltrate the
protests to counter a pro-Jubilee
demonstration held in the town on
Monday.
Nakuru Town campus chairman
Arnold Martin said students would
resist any plans to raise fees and
lower the Helb loan.
Meanwhile, Mombasa police
thwarted an attempt by dozens of
Technical University of Mombasa
students to demonstrate citing terror-
ism fears.
Armed police charged after the
placard-waving students and lobbed
teargas canisters at them to disperse
them back to the campus which is
situated in Tudor.
They retreated to the university
4
By LYDIAH NYAWIRA
It was business as usual at Dedan
Kimathi University of Technology in
Nyeri County after students refused to
participate in nationwide demonstra-
tion called by the Kenya University
Students Organisation (Kuso).
Kimathi University Students Union
chairman Mosi George said while the
students were opposed to any fee in-
crement, they would not disrupt
learning to participate in demos.
We will not go on strike because
not all avenues had been exhausted in
resolving the impasse between the
Ministry of Education and the student
unions concerning the proposal to
increase fees, Mosi explained.
He termed Kuso leaders as politi-
cians seeking fame by disrupting
university learning.
We support the National Univer-
sity Students Organisation (Nuso)
which met with Education Cabinet
Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi. After the
meeting an ofcial statement from
the CS claried that no fees have been
increased, Mosi said.
Mosi said the circular clearly ex-
plained that no fees increment would
be initiated without consultating all
stakeholders.
Dedan Kimathi
students defy
strike call
business in towns, city
FROM CLASS TO STREETS
Students go on
rampage over fees
Page 8 / NATIONAL NEWS Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
cine Initiative, to be held at the popu-
lar Mombasa Serena Beach Resort &
Spa on June 18 and which was to be
attended by 20 delegates, has been
cancelled due to travel advisories is-
sued by the UK, Australia and the
US.
Mombasa Serena General Manag-
er Tuva Mwahanga said yesterday an-
other workshop, organised by the
World Bank and which was to run
from May 15 to 20 at this hotel, was
called off over security concerns.
And at the Travellers Beach Hotel,
an International Transport Workers
Federation (ITF) congress for Africa to
be attended by delegates from differ-
ent continents, has been postponed
indenitely.
Travellers Sales and Marketing
Manager Wafula Boniface Waswa said
the ITF congress was slated for May
25 with 30 delegates expected to at-
tend. The congress was to discuss oil
and gas, with delegates and facilita-
tors from across the world.
EMERGING MARKETS
Waswa also said organisers of a
wedding which was to take place at
the hotel and run for three days in
June for a Kenyan bride and a British
groom hangs in the balance.
We have tailor-made wedding
packages on offer but with the travel
advisories, there is uncertainty over
the whole event, he said.
A total of 170 guests, 100 from Brit-
ain, had been booked for three days
at the hotel for the wedding.
But at the Government-owned
Mombasa Beach Hotel, Sales and
Marketing Manager Maureen Oketch
said the facility expects to host sever-
al local workshops and seminars.
Players anxious after
international meetings
cancelled as offcial
calls for VAT removal
Alarm as delegates
call off conferences
in fear of terror
attacks at Coast
A deserted swimming pool at the Mombasa Beach Hotel. Tourist facilities at
the Coast have reported low visits following terror alerts. [PHOTO: OMONDI ON-
YANGO/STANDARD]
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Vice Chairperson Lilian
Mahiri-Zaja (left) with commissioners Albert Bwire and Muthoni Wangai at
Parliament Buildings, yesterday. [PHOTO: BONIFACE OKENDO/STANDARD]
By FELIX OLICK
The Independent Electoral and
Boundaries Commission (IEBC)
kicked up a storm after ofcials an-
nounced they had already rolled out
the voter registration exercise.
MPs questioned the commission
for kicking off the exercise in silence,
raising credibility issues regarding the
process.
Appearing before the Parliamenta-
ry Committee on Justice and Legal Af-
fairs, IEBC acting Chief Executive Of-
cer Betty Nyabuto opened the lid,
saying they began the exercise on
April 15.
The strategy of the commission is
to carry out voter registration contin-
uously at the ward level as opposed to
the current strategy of undertaking
registration at the constituency level
which has proved to be inefcient and
inconveniencing to potential voters,
Ms Nyabuto said yesterday.
Commission ofcials led by Vice
Chairperson Lilian Mahiri-Zaja were
appearing before the parliamentary
committee to present their budget es-
timates for the next nancial year
2014/2015.
But the lawmakers took the com-
missioners head-on saying they had
started creating room for suspicion
ahead of the 2017 polls.
Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang said
Kenyans would imagine that plans to
rig the next election are afoot and that
the registration is being done for a
particular presidential candidate.
FINANCIAL HITCH
You are setting yourself up for
suspicion. Kenyans will start saying
you are doing the registration for
some people and this will stick till the
next election, cautioned Kajwang.
MPs from both sides of the politi-
cal divide admitted that they are not
aware of the exercise and criticised IE-
BC for failure to convene a press con-
ference to make the announcement.
What members nd curious is
that you are doing things quietly. And
I think you can see we are dissatis-
ed, noted committee Chairman
Samuel Chepkonga.
However, the commission main-
tained that they are broke and do not
have nances to publicise the exer-
cise. Ms Mahiri-Zaja said nancial
constraints had also hindered the
commission from cascading the pro-
cess to the ward level.
She, however, assured the MPs
that they are not carrying out registra-
tion in constituencies where there is
likely to be a by-election including
Nairobi County.
I have to point out that this is not
fresh registration, pointed out the IE-
BC vice chairperson. We have also
ringfenced areas where there is likely
to be a by-election as per the law in-
cluding Nairobi.
According to their budget esti-
mates, the commission is requesting
for Sh4.4 billion in recurrent vote and
Sh1.413 billion in development vote.
However, only Sh3.3 billion and
Sh100 million as the ceiling was allo-
cated for recurrent and development
respectively.
IEBC on the spot for silently kicking off 2017 voter registration
By PHILIP MWAKIO
and BENARD SANGA
Four international conferences
scheduled to be held in Mombasa city
have been cancelled and one post-
poned indenitely due to simultane-
ous terror alerts.
Separately, several Western con-
sulates in Mombasa are said to have
scaled down operations and request-
ed additional Kenyan police. It was
not clear how much hotels had lost af-
ter the cancellations or how they
would be compensated.
One of the conferences, funded by
the United States Aid agency (USaid),
was to be held at Sai Rock this morn-
ing to discuss family planning mat-
ters.
Robert Kiri, Sai Rocks general
manager, told The Standard on Mon-
day that organisers sent an email to
the hotel after the advisories were is-
sued informing them of the cancella-
tion.
The hotel is enjoying a 70 per cent
booking capacity, most of them local
tourists and conferences, but the ad-
visory has led to the postponement of
one of our two-day conference to de-
liberate on family planning that was
sponsored by USaid, said Kiri.
And an international meeting or-
ganised by the International Aids Vac-
We are even getting inquiries and
conrmed bookings for seminars in
our two smaller lodges at Voi in Tsavo
East National Park and Ngulia Safari
Lodge in Tsavo West, she said.
Kwale County Executive in charge
of Tourism and ICT Adam Sheikh has
asked the Government to immediate-
ly grant a suspension of the 16 per
cent Value Added Tax it had imposed
on the sector.
Sheikh, a veteran hotelier, said this
would help lower rates for holidays
and attract more tourists.
The industry, though in its tradi-
tional low season, requires urgent in-
centives to resuscitate it after the ad-
visories have dealt a major blow to
international arrivals in the country,
Sheikh said.
In the meantime, the countrys top
tourism marketer, Kenya Tourism
Board (KTB) has presented its imme-
diate outlook and focus on Kenyas
tourism.
According to Jacinta Nzioka, mar-
keting director of KTB, over the past
years, a percentage of visitors from
Europe has declined overall in favour
of signicant rise in arrivals from new
and emerging markets like China,
Russia, India and notably Africa.
These are areas where KTB now
intends to give greater prominence in
promotional activities, she said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has crit-
icised Western nations and said the
country would focus its energies on
tapping into domestic and regional
tourism and shop for tourists in other
nations.
In the meantime, the national car-
rier, Kenya Airways will later this year
launch additional ights to China
with Shanghai and Beijing being the
expected new destinations. Kenya
Airways is also eyeing more destina-
tions in India.
Africas youngest and fastest grow-
ing eet, RwandAir now connects ve
West African destinations to Kigali
and ies from there to Mombasa, al-
lowing for packages to be marketed
across their network, as does Air
Uganda which ies from Entebbe
nonstop to Mombasa.
At the same time, Kenya, Rwanda
and Uganda will shortly launch a new
preferential visa for expatriates living
in the neighbouring countries to en-
courage more of them to come to
Mombasa and Malindi, visit the goril-
la parks in Rwanda or take a river sa-
fari in Murchisons Falls National Park,
Uganda.
The East African Tourism Plat-
form, the private sector umbrella
body for East Africas tourism associa-
tions, has already lobbied for such vi-
sa to be given free of charge to expa-
triates holding work or residence
permits in any of the member States,
a move which could provide an im-
mediate travel boost by such a target
group from say Rwanda and Uganda
to Mombasa.
CANCELLED EVENTS
A conference by USaid was to
be held at Sai Rock this morning
An international meeting or-
ganised by the International
Aids Vaccine Initiative, to be
held at the Mombasa Serena
Beach Resort & Spa on June 18
A workshop by World bank
which was to run from May 15 to
20 at Mombasa Serena
ITF conference which was to
hosted by Travellers Beach Hotel
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Page 10 / NATIONAL NEWS Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
By GATONYE GATHURA
Women who crave for and eat
stones when pregnant may be irrepa-
rably hurting their childrens health
and their ability to learn, according to
medical researchers in Nairobi.
Researchers say it can ruin the
childs learning ability and possibly
their chance of success in life.
A national study commissioned by
the African Federation for the Gifted
and Talented claims to have found a
link between a childs learning ability
and its mothers habit of eating non-
food items such as stones.
The habit, otherwise called pica, of
pregnant women craving and eating
nonfood items such as clay, chalk,
dirt, or sand, is quite common in the
country regardless of a womans eco-
nomic status.
A team led by Prof P O Ngozi of the
University of Nigeria and published in
the East African Medical Journal
found the habit to be quite prominent
Researchers say
expectant mothers
eating nonfood items
can ruin childrens
learning ability
with the stones.
Most consumed, the researchers
said, was a type of light yellow soft
stone, which is excavated from Kajulu
hills in Kisumu County and cut into
small pieces for distribution and con-
sumption.
The eating of the stone, locally
known odowa, has spread to many
towns and is sold at roadsides in small
markets and shopping malls in all ur-
ban centers, says the study.
The team had warned that the
stones can hinder the absorption and
retention of useful minerals, affecting
both mother and child.
Eating non-food items, they said,
can actually prevent the body from
absorbing the proper minerals and
nutrients.
This could mean the baby is not
receiving proper nutrition, increasing
the risk of a variety of complications,
including low birth weight, pre-term
labour and stillbirth, said the re-
search.
Majority of those found ingesting
non-food items were using soft stones,
followed by different kind of soils,
charcoal and ash, and then soap pow-
der, in that order. A small fraction was
found to crave for the odour from
their husbands dirty work cloths.
More than half were ingesting dif-
ferent types of substances.
This morning Prof Humphrey Ob-
orah, the president of the federation,
will at a media brieng in Nairobi
present the ndings and plead to such
women to break the habit.
An earlier study carried out among
1,071 pregnant women attending the
Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nai-
robi found 800 of them to be eating
soil, stones and other nonfood
items.
With the new ndings, women
may consider dropping the habit,
something Prof Ngozi found quite
possible though sometimes difcult.
About a quarter of the Pumwani
women said although they had at one
time or the other experienced strong
cravings they had stubbornly refused
to give in.
Study: Eating stones during
pregnancy hurts children
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony. [PHOTO: FILE/STANDARD]
SOURCES OF THE STONES
In Nairobi, the main staging area
for distribution is Gikomba Mar-
ket, which receives about four
tonnes of odowa every Monday
from as far as Eldoret, Kisii and
Tana River
A small stone at Mama Mbogas
can go for about Sh10 while in
city supermarkets a sachet of
200 to 100 grams goes for be-
tween Sh30 and Sh60
By MOSES NJAGIH
The Senate has now been sum-
moned for a special session on Friday
to deliberate on the impeachment of
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony.
The House, which is currently on
recess, is expected to convene for the
Speaker to communicate his recep-
tion of the impeachment apparatus
against Chepkwony from the County
Assembly of Kericho.
The governor who is the second
to be impeached by his county assem-
bly after Embus Martin Wambora
was removed over alleged abuse of
ofce and outing of procurement
rules as contained in both the Public
Procurement and Disposal Act and
the Public Finance Management Act.
Senate Deputy Speaker Kembi Git-
ura, who has been overseeing pro-
ceedings in the absence of Speaker
Ekwe Ethuro who is out of the coun-
try on an ofcial function, and Major-
ity Leader Kithure Kindiki yesterday
conrmed the call for the special ses-
sion at 2.30pm.
The communication has been
made to all senators, with an indica-
tion that the special session is purely
over the impeachment of the gover-
nor of Kericho County, said Kindiki
yesterday.
The Tharaka Nithi senator said Fri-
days session will deliberate on the
formation of a special committee that
will probe the allegations made
against the governor and report to the
House on its ndings.
The committee will after listening
to the allegations and also giving the
governor a chance to defend himself,
make ndings on whether the claims
that led to the impeachment are sub-
stantiated and if there is gross viola-
tion of laws that meet the threshold
for impeachment, he added.
Senate to sit over Chepkwony ouster
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Bill seeks to
create fund to
boost industries
By ALLY JAMAH
A Bill will be introduced in the
Senate seeking to set up a special
fund to nance development of in-
dustries in all the 47 counties to gen-
erate jobs and lift people out of pov-
erty.
Sponsored by Nyandarua Senator
Muriuki Karue (right), the Bill pro-
poses to create County Industrial
Development Fund in which donors
and the National Government will
avail funds for industrial undertak-
ings in the counties.
Through the fund, counties will
be encouraged and assisted to estab-
lish industries.
Under the Bill, the fund will be
managed by the County Industrial
Development Board, which will re-
ceive applications from county gov-
ernments for nancing of county in-
dustrial projects.
The board is charged with the
mandate of helping county govern-
ment develop viable projects.
PRIORITY PROJECTS
Among the projects the board can
consider include those for process-
ing, value-addition and manufactur-
ing goods that have the potential to
create employment in the county.
The Bill also creates County In-
dustrial Development Committee
headed by respective elected sena-
tors and whose membership in-
cludes nominated senators in the
county, MPs, Governor, Speaker of
the County Assembly and a repre-
sentative of the National Govern-
ment.
The committee will spearhead in-
dustrialisation in the county by se-
lecting priority projects. It will con-
sider project proposals from
constituencies, county executives
and private investors.
Approved projects will be submit-
Proposed law by
Nyandarua Senator to
create kitty supported
by donors and the
National Government
ted to the county executive for im-
plementation.
Also in the committee is the coun-
ty executive committee member re-
sponsible for Industrialisation and
chairperson of the County Assem-
blys committee responsible for in-
dustrialisation The committee is re-
quired to meet at least two times in
a year.
The Bill also seeks to establish the
Constituency Industrial Committee
led by area MP and comprising nom-
inated MPs of the area and MCAs,
which will consider project propos-
als from the wards. But wards will not
have committees but forums.
The Bill allows county residents
to own stakes in projects being de-
veloped but the county government
is required to maintain majority
shareholding.
The Bill requires county govern-
ments to encourage and facilitate
private projects and such projects
may win part funding from the pro-
posed fund.
Industrial projects from external
investors must be approved by the
County Industrial Development
Committee to ensure that only proj-
ects deemed benecial to the county
operate.
INDUSTRIES TO BE
CONSIDERED
Through the fund, counties
will be encouraged and as-
sisted to establish industries
Among the projects to be
considered are those for pro-
cessing, value-addition and
manufacturing goods that
have the potential to create
employment
The Bill also creates County
Industrial Development Com-
mittee headed by respective
elected senators
The Bill allows county resi-
dents to own stakes in proj-
ects being developed but the
county government is re-
quired to maintain majority
shareholding
Ministry will increase funds
for free education, says PS
By AUGUSTINE ODUOR
The Government will increase pri-
mary schools capitation per child by
Sh500 in the next nancial year once
the proposed budget is passed.
Education Principal Secretary Bel-
lio Kipsang said free day secondary
school capitation per student will al-
so go up by about Sh3,000.
This means that each pupil will
now be allocated Sh1,520 up from the
current Sh1,020.
This is, however, way below what
teachers and other education stake-
holders have been demanding.
Primary and secondary school
head teachers have been pushing for
the capitations review that would see
amount per child in primary schools
tripled and that for secondary schools
doubled.
Dr Kipsang, however, said the in-
crement is a step towards the review
process.
He said the ministry has been al-
located Sh13.76 billion up from the
Sh9.9 billion the ministry had re-
quested. Some 9.4 million pupils in
primary schools will benet.
The PS said each student in day
school will now receive Sh13,000, up
from Sh10 265.
He said the ministry has been al-
located Sh27.8 billion against the
Sh22.6 billion it had requested. Some
two million secondary school stu-
dents will benet from the incre-
ment.
MAJOR IMPACT
These increments will have a ma-
jor impact on the quality of education
because it has been a major issue, he
said.
The PS spoke yesterday when he
appeared before the House Commit-
tee on Education, Science and Tech-
nology.
Also appearing before the com-
mittee was Teachers Service Commis-
sion Secretary Gabriel Lengoiboni
and the Higher Education Loans
Board Chief Executive Ofcer Charles
Ringera.
House chair Sabina Chege had
summoned the ofcials to discuss the
budgetary allocation and also to ex-
plore possibilities of reallocating the
monies to urgent and pressing areas.
Mr Lengoiboni said the Sh2.25 bil-
lion allocated towards employment of
additional teachers was not enough
as the teacher gap now stands at
74,000.
This money will only employ 5,000
teachers and this means that we shall
still have a decit of 69,000, he said.
The commission had requested to
be allocated some Sh9 billion towards
recruitment of 20,000 teachers.
Lengoiboni also said the sector
could face another strike if the second
phase of commuter allowance is not
factored in the budget.
He said only Sh3.8 billion was allo-
cated to implement the second phase
of the teachers negotiated deal, leav-
ing a decit of Sh2.1 billion. The total
amount requested was Sh5.9 billion.
The rst phase of teachers com-
muter allowance was paid last July.
The second phase is due in July this
year, Lengoiboni said.
Education Principal Secretary Bellio Kipsang speaks when he appeared before the House Committee on Education, Sci-
ence and Technology yesterday. [PHOTO: BONIFACE OKENDO/STANDARD]
MP wants top court to stop his
prosecution over fund misuse
By KURIAN MUSA
Nyando Member of Parliament Fred
Outa has asked the Supreme Court to
set aside the decision of the Court of
Appeal that recommended his prose-
cution over alleged election malprac-
tices.
The MP, through his lawyer Francis
Wasuna, argued that the recommenda-
tion for prosecution were powers vest-
ed in the High Court and the Director
of Public Prosecutions ofce.
We submit that by misusing Nyan-
do CDF, committee members and
funds, the appellant voluntarily forfeit-
ed the privilege of leadership of hold-
ing public ofce as Member of Parlia-
ment, said lawyer Issa Mansur for
Jared Okello who is challenging Outa.
Supreme Court expended the or-
ders granted on May 5 to stop the IEBC
from conducting any elections in Nyan-
do till case is determined.
By ISAAC MESO
and IMMACULATE AKELLO
The Central Organisation of Trade
Unions (Cotu) has condemned recent
calls on the Government to abolish
minimum wage to end unemploy-
ment crisis.
Cotu Secretary General Francis At-
woli said calls by Cabinet Secretary for
Industrialisation and Enterprise De-
velopment Adan Mohammed were
unfortunate.
His comments that the current
system used by Kenyas employers to
reward labour creates an environment
for mediocrity is regrettable, he said.
The Cotu boss noted that mini-
mum wage xing is a global require-
ment through the International La-
bour Organisation since it had been
ratied by the Kenya Government and
could not be abolished.
What the Cabinet Secretary is call-
ing for is to convert Kenya into a coun-
try of slaves and individuals who cant
afford even the slightest of the basic
needs when in fact our Constitution in
section 41 (5) is clear that every person
has the right to engage in collective
bargaining and competitively negoti-
ate for his/her pay, he said.
Atwoli tells off CS on wages
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard Page 12 / NATIONAL NEWS
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Lack of equipment made
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WHAT OTHER MEDIA SAY...
A
n ambush in Mandera left at least 14 people
dead; two civilians, two regular police and
ten police reservists.
Needless to say, the country has lost dedicated
officers in their line of duty.
While endeavouring to rescue abducted Kenyans,
the gallant officers were waylaid and killed by the Al
Shabaab insurgents. To add salt to injury, the militia
took away the bodies of those killed and burned a
vehicle they could not take with them.
The inference one gets from this incident (other
than the callousness of the assailants) is that the
officers were overpowered because they were few
and had rudimentary equipment. Mandera, which is
a preferred gateway into Kenya from Somalia by the
insurgents, is a volatile area that needs proper
attention not just in terms of staffing, but the
facilitation of movement of the officers when need
arises. Security chiefs have continued to decry the
lack of adequate funding for the police. Clearly, this
limits the operations of the police in the pursuit of
criminals. The war against crime and terrorism will
not be won unless proper equipment fitted with
modern technology are procured and provided to the
officers. Police officers are sitting ducks in an area as
dangerous as Mandera where Al Shabaab militia,
who seem to have fairly sophisticated weapons,
strike at will. It is sad that the officers went after the
insurgents in an open-top truck.
Needless to say, Mandera qualifies for a combat
zone, which calls for the immediate provision of
armoured patrol vehicles to accord some safety to
our security officers. Additionally, patrol helicopters
can act as deterrents and offer safer and quicker
responses in times of emergencies.
The long and short of it is that the security docket
needs a bigger budgetary allocation to allow for ease
of operations and eliminate excuses when the enemy
strikes, if ever they do, again.

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W
hile issuing a strike threat to
protest an increase in universi-
ty fees, student leaders warned
motorists to keep off certain key roads
within Nairobi and even had the audacity
to ask motorists to leave their vehicles at
home. Predictably, students from the
University of Nairobi poured into city
streets to hold what they called a peaceful
demonstration. Their counterparts from
the Technical University of Kenya stoned
vehicles along Haile Selasie Avenue,
causing panic and commotion. The city
was emptied of traders and buyers.
The genesis of the strike were press
reports attributed to Education Cabinet
Secretary Prof Jacob Kaimenyi that
university fees would be raised in Septem-
ber. On the eve of the impending strike,
Prof Kaimenyi denied that the Govern-
ment had raised university fees. This
signals a breakdown in communication.
So who is to be believed?
The grievances of the students are
understandable; that education is being
priced out of the reach of a majority of
Kenyans who are poor; and that attempts
to seek redress with the Government have
been met with stony silence.
They believe, and rightly so, that
skimping on tertiary education is like
building the countrys future on shifting
sands. More funds are needed for universi-
ty coursework and for research and
development. The students cite examples
from across the world like Scotland where
tuition fees for undergraduate students is
heavily subsidised. Or Germany, where
federal universities charge nil for under-
graduate studies. The Kenyan system is
largely borrowed from the United States,
where tuition fee rates are among the
highest. But the system has not been
reviewed to give consideration to prevail-
ing economic realities. Capitation to
universities and colleges as demanded by
the students should be increased to mirror
current economic realities. The loans
advanced through the Higher Education
Loans Board (Helb) should be adjusted to
take care of inflation and the cost of living.
Often, to supplement their income,
students have turned their halls of
residence into markets trading in all kinds
of ware. This affects course work, with
most playing truant a day or two to go to
the market. There have also been claims of
students engaging in prostitution and
other vice to raise pocket money. That
should not be the case.
What is more, there was a time, long
ago, when University of Nairobi Students
Organisation (Sonu) was used to agitate
for social change. In those days, there was
limitation on the freedom of speech,
expression and assembly, a matter that has
been taken care of in the 2010 Constitu-
tion. Simply put, the world has moved on
the decidedly unbecoming conduct by
these supposedly erudite members of the
society has no place in the 21st century.
Gone are the days when university
students uprooted flower stands and
traffic lights or stoned motorists to pass a
message. The show of brawn does not fit
well in the modern world where brain
muscle is much more useful. Neither does
the maladroit way in which the security
teams handle the these strikes, nor the
way the ministry wants to pass the buck.
A group of students cannot call a press
conference where they announce that they
plans to paralyse activities in the capital
city and no one high up thinks of a better
way to contain them within their universi-
ty compound. After all, serried ranks of
officers have cordoned off public space
and buildings before.
The Big Debate
Its now clear that the end of the Soviet
Union heralded an era of democratic
complacency. Without a rival system to test
them, democratic governments have decayed
across the globe. In the U.S., Washington
is polarized, stagnant and dysfunctional; a
pathetic 26 percent of Americans trust their
government to do the right thing. In Europe,
elected ofcials have grown remote from
voters, responding poorly to the euro crisis
and contributing to massive unemployment.
According to measures by Freedom House,
freedom has been in retreat around the world
for the past eight years. New democracies
like South Africa are decaying; the number of
nations that the Bertelsmann Foundation now
classies as defective democracies...
Thats rich
Among those still reeling from the impact
of last winters fuel bills, the suggestion that
money doesnt buy happiness will probably
sound not only wrong-headed but insulting.
Money may not guarantee happiness but it
certainly staves off misery, they might answer.
Nevertheless, a growing body of opinion, not
composed just of right-wing pundits defending
the rich, maintains that it is time we stopped
measuring well-being in terms of pounds,
dollars and euros and thought outside the
box. According to a recent UN symposium held
in Malaysia, we need to add a range of other
factors to the mix, from the likelihood of hearing
birdsong to access to nature and the number of
hours we get to sleep each night.
Why the AT&T deal makes sense
Another mega-merger is poised to reshape the
media landscape, leaving consumers to wonder if
theyre about to be gouged. Huge deals like AT&Ts
plan announced Sunday to buy DirecTV for nearly
$50 billion never will be popular with the public.
Same goes for the still pending $45 billion deal
announced three months ago for Comcast to take
over Time Warner Cable. Are most customers,
after all, absolutely delighted with the bills they
pay and the customer service they receive from
Comcast or AT&T? Its only natural to greet the
latest merger news with skepticism. Given how
fast technology is changing the media industry,
however, these deals make sense. If mature media
companies are going to keep up with the next
wave of innovation, they need every advantage
they can get from scale and synergy.

Palaver
One million? This is the
number of les
that Char-
ity Ngilu says
were hidden at
the ministrys
headquarters.
Unless there are
dark inacces-
sible caves at the ministry,
there is no way you can hide
anything, no matter how
small that numbers a million.
Common sense, not so com-
mon nowadays, refuses to ac-
cept this. There is something
we should know, but which
we will not. Too bad!
How are we supposed to
help Joseph Ole Lenku when he
laments that immigrants keep
coming into the country illegally
through the Northern regions
of Moyale and Mandera? Do we
need to remind him he is the
Interior Cabinet Secretary? Get
off your laurels mister, chop
off some of the thick heads,
put them on stakes along the
roads and the other dimwits
compromising our security will
be forced to take note. Its that
simple, sir.
Even though the court
lifted the ban on night travel,
nobody wants to take up
that offer. For the garrulous
matatu operators, this is
interesting. They want to,
but they wont because they
know the Executive holds the
Judiciary in contempt, rou-
tinely ignoring court orders.
Engineer Michael Kamau
dared the courts to arrest
him for doing his job, and
transporters believed him.
Sometimes tears work
wonders. They could melt solid
hearts, alleviate internal pain,
change other peoples mindsets
and even fool the gullible. That
is the power of tears for you.
South Koreas President Park
Geung-hye broke down in public
while apologising for the ferry
disaster that claimed at least
300 lives, mostly of school chil-
dren. Were they genuine? Were
they crocodile tears? Imagine
if our leaders were moved to
tears, say for the shoddy job at
the State Law ofce? Mark you,
the worrying security situation
has links to the Anglo Leasing
scandle.
And nally...
Just how audacious can
these university students
get? What cheek is this,
usurping police powers and
asking motorists to keep
off certain roads because
Prof Jacob Kaimenyi rattled
you? Why make people leave
their cars at home, forego
their comforts so you can
engage in your follies? Think,
gentlemen, think. You will
be tomorrows motorists.
How will it feel to have your
windscreen shattered?
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OPINION / Page 15 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Looking for way forward on Muslim Law
ship, care and protection of Mus-
lim children. The Children Act is of
universal application.
Muslim law has no application
in the criminal law either. For in-
stance, under Muslim law a per-
son is eligible to marry at puberty,
which starts long before one is 18
years old, the age of majority un-
der the law. However, the Sexual
Offences Act is of universal appli-
cation. A Muslim who marries an-
other who has attained puberty
but is below 18 years old, risks
committing the offence of dele-
ment under the Sexual Offences
Act.
Can Muslim law be set up as a
defence to a criminal charge?
Where Muslim law is applica-
ble, how the law is determined
and the interpretation given to the
Islamic doctrines is left to Kadhis
who generally interpret the law
depending on the sect or denom-
ination the disputing parties be-
long to. There are many sects and
sub-sects in the Muslim commu-
nity and what law is applicable to
the parties is left to the Kadhis
Courts.
The application of Muslim law
in the multi-religious Kenyan sce-
nario under the new legal regimes
is likely to create very interesting
jurisprudence with higher courts
playing an important role, and
there is urgent need to document
Kenyan Muslim law in the law re-
ports.
Mr Bowry is an Adovocate of
the High Court of Kenya
bowryp@hotmail.com
T
he Constitution and four
main statutes give Ke-
nyan Muslims special
recognition.
Kenyan Muslims are governed
by the dictates of Islamic law only
on matters of family law, inheri-
tance and succession. (The phras-
es Muslim law and Islamic law
are used interchangeably in Ke-
nyan law).
Muslims arrived in East Africa
in the 8th Century and Kenya has
a very diverse Muslim population
due to historical Arab and South
Asian settlements, local conver-
sion, and the importation of la-
bour from India during the build-
ing of the railway early in the last
century.
Article 24 (4) of the Constitu-
tion provides that the constitu-
tional provisions on equality shall
be qualied for Muslims to the ex-
tent necessary for the application
of Muslim law only before the Ka-
dhis Courts, to persons who pro-
fess the Muslim faith in matters re-
lating to personal status, marriage,
divorce and inheritance.
On the law of succession, since
1990, through an amendment to
the Law of Succession Act, devolu-
tion of the estate of a deceased
Muslim is governed by Muslim
law. Section 2 of the Law of Suc-
cession Act excludes the applica-
tion of the provisions of the Law of
Succession Act to testamentary or
intestate succession to the estate
of a person who at the time of his
death is a Muslim.
Can a Muslim make a will con-
trary to Muslim principles, or does
a Muslim, by making a will, submit
to mainstream law? The recently
enacted Marriage Act has repealed
the Mohammedan Marriage and
Divorce Registration Act, and the
Mohammedan Marriage, Divorce
and Succession Act, and incorpo-
rated a new system of matrimonial
laws by recognising marriage un-
der Muslim laws.
In matters of marriage, the
Marriage Act 2014 provides under
Part VII that any provision of the
Act which is inconsistent with Is-
lamic law and practices shall not
apply to persons who profess the
Islamic faith.
The new marriage law provides
that Islamic marriages shall be of-
ciated by a Kadhi, Sheikh or
Imam as may be authorised by the
Registrar and celebrated in accor-
dance with Islamic law. It further
provides that the dissolution of an
Islamic marriage shall be gov-
erned by Islamic law.
The rights and responsibilities
of Muslim spouses in relation to
matrimonial property may also be
governed by Muslim law. Section
3 of the Matrimonial Property Act
2013 provides that a person who
professes the Islamic faith may be
governed by Islamic law in all mat-
ters relating to matrimonial prop-
erty.
Special courts manned by
scholars in Muslim law, called the
Kadhis, have existed in East Africa
well before the colonialists arrived
in Kenya, and were incorporated
in protectorate-era legislation,
and then the post-independence
Constitution under the Kadhis
Courts Act of 1967.
The new Constitution has also
incorporated the Kadhis Courts in
the mainstream legal framework
by terming them now as subordi-
nate courts.
The Kadhis Courts have juris-
diction under the Constitution to
determine questions of Muslim
law relating to personal status,
marriage, divorce or inheritance
in proceedings in which all the
parties profess the Muslim reli-
gion and submit to the jurisdiction
of the Kadhis Courts. The laws
and rules of evidence to be applied
in a Kadhis Court are those appli-
cable under Muslim law.
The Kadhis Courts exercise ju-
risdiction only when all the parties
profess the Muslim faith. Where a
party is not a Muslim, or does not
submit to the jurisdiction of the
Kadhis Courts, then the matter
will be resolved in the convention-
al Courts.
The Legislature is, however, yet
to align the Kadhis Courts Act
with the Constitution and other
new laws. The Act is outdated and
crying for amendment.
In May 2010, just a few months
before the enactment of the new
Constitution, the then highest
Court in the Republic interestingly
and controversially declared the
Kadhis Courts unconstitutional
with another Bench later disagree-
ing with the decision.
The possibility of a challenge to
the new Kadhis Courts is real and
the Supreme Court may need to
intervene.
Application of Muslim law does
not extend to matters of parental
responsibility, fostering, adoption,
custody, maintenance, guardian-
PRAVIN BOWRY }
LEGAL VI EW
T
here is a real danger that
corporate leaders mak-
ing decisions that seem
correct behind closed doors, end
up being tone-deaf in a sound-
proof room. When the doors open
and the decisions are announced,
it is clear that board members are
often deeply disconnected from
the worlds economic and social
realities.
Consider executive pay pack-
ages. Board remuneration com-
mittees can explain them logically,
using complex formulas to justify
them, and yet often they are com-
pletely out of line with common
sense. Board members need to re-
think what they are doing in those
rooms, and here individual direc-
tors guiding principle should be
the veil of ignorance proposed
by the political philosopher John
Rawls in his 1971 treatise, A Theory
of Justice.
Rawls proposed the veil of ig-
norance as a way to derive princi-
ples of social justice to which any-
one who did not know in advance
their identity and position in soci-
ety would consent.
How would the veil of igno-
rance work in a boardroom? Board
LUCY P. MARCUS } Corporate decisions must look beyond prots
There is
no doubting
corporate di-
rectors re-
sponsibil-
ity for the
growth and
success of
the compa-
ny. But that
responsibil-
ity also re-
quires being
thoughtful in-
dividuals who
can see the
bigger pic-
ture
directors role is not simply to en-
sure return on investment; it is al-
so to make decisions with due
consideration for the community,
employees, suppliers, consumers,
and even the overall economy.
The decisions made in that
room have an impact beyond the
company, so it is not just share-
holders who hold board members
accountable for their choices.
In order for board directors
and senior executives to make ju-
dicious decisions, they cannot
think only about whether they will
directly benet.
As Rawls would have it, if we
imagined that we did not know
who we are or where we stand in
society whether we are rich or
poor, male or female, young or
old, CEO or shop-oor worker
our decisions would be more eth-
ically grounded.
The veil of ignorance changes
the nature of the discussion on al-
most every issue, from executive
pay, wage discrepancies, and
working conditions to long-term
strategy, succession planning, and
much more. Many issues that
should be viewed through the veil
of ignorance fall into the catego-
ries of environmental sustainabil-
ity, social equity, and corporate
governance. For example, if we
didnt know whether we would be
working long days at a fast-food
counter or overseeing the entire
rm, we would think differently
about compensation structures
and the yawning gap between the
most senior management and the
most junior staff members.
If we didnt know whether we
would be working on a factory
oor in Bangladesh or in a shiny
head ofce in the United States,
no one would disavow responsi-
bility for the health and safety of
Bangladeshi workers.
The list goes on. If board mem-
bers were making choices from
behind the veil of ignorance not
knowing their position in the com-
pany they would want everyone
to have opportunities to imple-
ment change or be entrepreneur-
ial. Not knowing whether they
were male or female, they would
ensure pay equity and better poli-
cies concerning parental leave
and child care.
Likewise, knowing that they
might be the customer would
make them look differently at
cost-cutting measures that weak-
en product testing and consumer
protection. If they believed that
they might live in a community af-
fected by an oil spill, they would
want robust, not minimal, envi-
ronmental safety standards, and
they would not seek to circumvent
the rules.
The point is to step outside of
ones comfort zones, distance one-
self from the voices around the ta-
ble that sound just like ones own,
and remember that board mem-
bers are responsible for the direct
and indirect impact of their deci-
sions.
If directors remind themselves
each time they enter the board-
room why they are there, and
pause for a moment to consider
how their views would be affected
if they did not know who they
were, they would make better de-
cisions for the company and for
the entire system in which it oper-
ates. In this sense and only this
sense ignorance in the board-
room is the right approach.
Ms Marcus is CEO of Marcus
Venture Consulting
(c) Project Syndicate 2014
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each specic
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Much has been said on Devolution
Cabinet Secretary Anne Waigurus
redeployment message to former
National Youth Service director via
SMS. I dont understand the hullabaloo.
Sending a short message is a quick way
of communicating, and the fact that the
message is short does not diminish its
value. For a country that is supposedly
going digital, I nd it ironical and
hypocritical for people to demand for a
(manual) sack letter! Those lamenting are
doing so via twitter, which bears striking
resemblance to SMS. - James Mageto
The Law Society of Kenya got it
wrong on tinted windows
The intended action by the Law Society of
Kenya (LSK) to defend owners of vehicles
with tinted windows is misplaced. At the
time when insecurity is at its worse, LSK
should be the last to deny that vehicles
with tinted glasses pose threat to our
security. Psychologically, those who
wear dark glasses, or have them on their
vehicles have one common motive, which
is to block their identity. It would be
better for LSK to defend widows whose
only pieces of land are being grabbed,
but cant afford a lawyer. - Caleb Ondung
Encourage local travels to rescue
tourism industry
Following directives by the West on
travel advisories on Kenya and further
repatriation of British tourists already in
the country, the sector may be crippled,
unless something is done. This is a
result of foreign dominance in countrys
tourism with minimal emphasis on local
tourism. In many instance, Kenyans have
continuously complained of preferential
treatment offered to foreign tourists.
Instead of groaning over the situation,
measures must be put to encourage
local tourism. Hotels must also take
this chance and offer affordable and
competitive rates for Kenyans, who want
treat their families and friends. - George
Kajilwa
Make poaching a capital offence
Now that the most adorable elephant
sadly bore the wrath of ruthless
poachers, wildlife conservationists are
left pondering about just what could
be the loophole in their anti-poaching
efforts. That an elephant that had been
tted with a tracking device can fall
prey to poachers is as intriguing as it is
shocking. Is the war on poaching being
lost as we watch helplessly? Maybe, its
high time poaching joined the league of
capital offences such as robbery with
violence. - Okora Abnery
Call for new approach to
control illicit killer brews
It is disheartening to note that
illegal brews have been killing many
Kenyans and leaving many with vi-
sual impairment over the years.
This trend has been recurrent de-
spite relentless efforts to tackle the
problem.
The recent wave of brew intoxi-
cation, which claimed the lives of at
least 80 people and left scores of
others with partial or permanent
blindness in Eastern, Central and
parts Nairobi regions is a case in
point.
Failure by the police to effective-
ly tackle the problem, mainly in ru-
ral areas and poor urban neigh-
bourhoods, calls for new
approaches.
Understanding that traditional
brews are there to stay, just like the
traditional birth attendants, the
state should engage illicit brew
consumers and brewers in a mas-
sive educational campaign, regard-
ing its policies on alcohol.
It should then seek to train them
on various aspects, such as hygiene,
and advocate for stronger partner-
ship with Government agencies on
consumable products.
They should then, legalise tradi-
tional brews, including the tradi-
tional brews changaa and busaa,
as long as they pass the Kenya Bu-
reau of Standards benchmarks. All
brewing and consumption points
should be run professionally just
like cafes, by making it mandatory
for breweries, and alcohol con-
sumption points to be run formally
and professionally.
IMPROMTU VISITS
The owners should be made to
register their establishments, give
crucial details about the staff, a
copy of the ingredients and proce-
dure they use in making their alco-
hol, among other conditions.
An MoU with the Government
should be made, binding them to
all requirements in the so-called
Mututho laws, then be signed by all
brewers.
The police, National Authority
for Campaigns Against Alcohol and
Drug Abuse, Drugs and Poisons
Board and Public Heath Services
personnel should then take a su-
pervisory role of monitoring the
brewers and consumers. Those who
deviate should be punished severe-
ly.
Periodically, a team of the above
ofcers should make impromptu
visits to the drinking and brewing
stations; to test alcohol being
served and if they meet the stan-
dards.
Those found contravening the
above regulations should have their
licences revoked; the abiding ones
are left to trade. This style of doing
things would greatly help to cut
down on alcohol poisoning deaths,
change the existing bad blood be-
tween the police verses traditional
brew processors and reduce the
negative social effects of alcohol to
the society, yet making is a safer
product.
{Alfred Mosoti-Baraton University}
Page 16 / READERS DIALOGUE
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
The journey to the attainment of
a new democratic and progressive
Constitution in Kenya has been
long, painful and expensive. Many
people lost their lives while others
were maimed.
To date, some of the gallant sons
and daughters of the liberation
struggle have not been compensat-
ed. Families of the freedom heroes
are languishing in poverty as the
beneciaries of the sweat and blood
of these patriots wallow in abun-
dance and luxury.
This implies that for anyone to
dream of tampering with any part
of supreme law, must have a very
good reason, and not mere political
convenience.
In the light of the proposed re-
structuring of the functions of gov-
ernment by the President, the
countrys CEO and his men and
women must explain and convince
the populace about the on-going
exercise. To fail to do so, will fuel
speculation and defeat the very
process of restructuring as envis-
aged in the Constitution.
Kenyans of good will expect the
exercise to enhance good gover-
nance, and not otherwise. Past ini-
tiatives by the executive have un-
dermined the letter and spirit of the
Constitution.
One of the most celebrated and
envied provision of our Constitu-
tion is the devolution chapter. In a
world where every section of the
population is craving for citizen
participation and empowerment,
decentralised system is essential.
Therefore, the President has a
Constitutional duty to ensure that
the devolved system works. Any-
thing to the contrary will be a be-
trayal to the people of Kenya.
After all, the head of sate swore
to protect and uphold the supreme
law of the land. Yes, restructure the
provincial administration but with-
in the realm of the Constitution.
{Benard Amaya, Nairobi}
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Feedback
Land records audit
timely
The ten-day exercise by the
Ministry of Lands that saw 1.3
million les retrieved was a
move in the right direction. The
public will now be able to access
the land documents faster and
easily.
The plan to digitise the whole
system is also highly welcome
since this will allow for access of
land records remotely.
We hope this will improve the
efciency in terms of retrieval
of information during searches.
Land documents are very crucial
especially for investors who are
looking for land to develop. This
will go a long way in stabilising
our dwindling economy.
In as much as Kenyans were in
agony over the freeze in land
transactions, what we stand to
gain is far much better.
With the records set straight,
we believe that cases of people
being conned during purchase
of land, lost les, double
allocations, land grabbing and
alleged fraud will drastically
reduce.
We hope that the process of
digitisation will be done by
experts. In addition, the process
should be rigorous to ensure
that only genuine holders of
land have les.
Other measures to boost
efciency such as; access of
crucial information through
the Ministry of Lands website
is also welcome.
In as much as the closure
might have led to huge losses,
we anticipate that increased
effectiveness in land dealings
will make up for that, and .
{Winnie Nyaoke, Nairobi}
Give girls
and boys fair
chance
The newly established Kenya Uni-
versities and Colleges Central Place-
ment Service (KUCCPS) made an an-
nouncement to 2013 KCSE candidates
to make online applications for degree
and diploma courses.
This will give hope to majority of
Form Four leavers, as they will have an
opportunity to apply for their dream
careers. But not to a number of boys.
Its predecessor, Joint Admission
Board used to admit students into the
university based on bed capacity in
various public universities, locking out
a large number of those who met the
minimum entry point.
With the establishment of KUC-
CPS, we expected a high level of ef-
ciency and fairness to all students.
In its announcement, the Place-
ment Service admits that it will place
2013 KCSE to colleges based on merit
and applicants choice. It goes ahead
to say that it, has set the cut of off
points for admission to degree
programmes at B of 60 points for male
candidates, and B minus of 58 points
for female candidates.
There could have been some prac-
tices that barred girls from competing
well with boys in the past. But why
punish a boy for sins he knows noth-
ing about? How, for instance do you
explain to a boy that he does not qual-
ify to join the university with 58
points?
I consider this as a beautifully pack-
aged discrimination against our male
candidates? The Constitution is very
clear. Both genders must be treated
equally. KUCCPS should stick to its
mandate and admit students based on
merit and applicants course of
choice.
{John Chumo, Nairobi}
Kenya should learn
from the West
Following conrmation by West of
terror attack in the country, Kenya is
still naive to insist that it is being un-
duly targeted for economic sabotage.
A lesson our leaders should learn is
how passionately these countries care
for their citizens, that even a mere
threat makes them spring into action,
within a second.
The irony is, we leave in a country
where human beings can eat cats and
dogs but no leader will talk about it, so
they think every nation is as uncon-
cerned about their citizens as ours.
It should be recalled that during
campaigns for last years elections,
some leaders claimed that Kenyas
economy had grown to a point where
it could stand on its own without any
support from outside.
That notwithstanding, it is the West
that has always shown support in the
wake of terrorist attacks. The West-
gate attack is a perfect example. No
eastern country has ever come with
any support on terrorism. The admin-
istration should therefore not overre-
act on the issue, especially publicly.

{Vincent Ogaya, Nairobi}
Changes must be with within the Constitution
RoundUp
NAIROBI: Police in pursuit of gang in Runda raid
Police are looking for a gang that raided a private residence in
Nairobis Runda estate and robbed a family of Sh4,000 and other
valuables on Monday night. The criminals jumped over the fence, tied
the guard and shot dead a dog that had confronted them. They then
robbed the family, police said. No one was injured in the incident.
Nairobi deputy police boss Moses Ombati said the gang was infuriated
by the dogs harshness, thus killing it. They went ahead and robbed
the family but no injury was reported. Efforts to get them are
ongoing, said Ombati. Nairobi is experiencing an upsurge in crime.
Elsewhere, two suspected
thugs were Monday night
gunned down in a botched
robbery in Mwiki estate,
Nairobi.
NAIROBI: Constitution
implementation slow
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga
has said the implementation of the Constitution is sluggish. He
said the Judiciary has established a training institute where the
civil society is pivotal in teaching judges on interpreting the law
progressively. The promulgation of the Constitution 2010 was the
culmination of years of struggle against socio-economic and cultural
challenges. The colonial law denied Kenyans freedom of assembly and
expression, Mutunga said. The CJ said Kenyans chose transformation
and not a revolution, and that if revolution has to take shape it must
embrace the implementation process of the supreme law. Mutunga
said there was need for the creation of an independent Judiciary fund
to enable the institution to be free from Parliament.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard NATIONAL NEWS / Page 17
By WILFRED AYAGA
Inspector General of Police David
Kimaiyo has lost a case against two
Recce unit ofcers who had sued him
for wrongful dismissal from the
force.
Justice Weldon Korir ordered that
Nickson Shedrack Amitai and Cyrus
Gakuo Ndungu resume their normal
duties as members of the police crack
unit.
The order came a year after the of-
cers were convicted of disobeying
lawful orders by failing to attend a
compulsory police parade without
reasonable cause.
The ofcers had been convicted of
the charges, despite providing evi-
dence that they were pursuing studies
at Egerton University during the ma-
terial period and could therefore not
attend the parade.
The case was, however, opposed
through an afdavit led in court by
the deputy commanding ofcer of the
Recce Company, Josphat Kirimi who
told the court the ofcers had been
given an opportunity to defend them-
selves before they were sacked.
They ought to have led appeals
instead of resorting to the court pro-
cess, a replying afdavit led in court
read.
In its ruling, the High Court upheld
a contention by the ofcers lawyer,
Gad Ouma, that the IG has no consti-
tutional powers to sack junior police
ofcers without reference to the Na-
tional Police Service Commission.
The dismissal of the ofcers could
only take effect after approval and
conrmation by the commission.
There was unlawful exercise of power
which must be rmly tamed, the
court ruled, ordering that the two be
reinstated in the service.
Court orders
reinstatement
of red ofcers
Judiciary sets up anti-corruption unit
Chief registrar says
entity will map out all
forms of graft, where
it is occurring and the
individuals behind it
By MOSES NJAGIH
The Judiciary has established an
anti-corruption inspectorate unit in a
bid to stem the vice.
The outt, which is enjoying fund-
ing from the World Bank, is in its ini-
tial stages under the chairmanship of
Supreme Court Judge Dr Smokin Wan-
jala.
Wanjala is a former deputy direc-
tor at the now defunct Kenya Anti-
Corruption Commission (KACC), the
predecessor of the Ethics and Anti-
Corruption Commission (EACC).
Chief Registrar of the Judiciary
Anne Amadi told the National Assem-
blys Justice and Legal Affairs Com-
mittee that internal probe champi-
oned by Wanjalas unit will be
complimented by EACC to ensure
success in the ght against corruption
in the institution.
She said the Wanjala-led unit will
recommend dismissal, surcharging
and prosecution of those found cul-
pable.
We boldly recognise that corrup-
tion is rampant in the Judiciary.
This committees mandate in-
cludes mapping out all forms of cor-
ruption, where it is happening and
the individuals behind it as a means
of containing the vice, Amadi said
yesterday.
Ms Amadi further told the House
team that they have also formed a
committee chaired by Chief Justice
Willy Mutunga to ensure infrastruc-
tural development, including con-
struction of courts and other struc-
Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Atieno Amadi takes oath of ofce at the
Supreme Court in January. Ms Amadi said the anti-graft unit will help ght
rampant corruption in the Judiciary. [PHOTO: BEVERLYNE MUSILI/STANDARD]
tures for purposes of administration
of justice. She said the committee will
oversee and ensure contracts given by
the Judiciary are taken on schedule, to
check the rampant delays in comple-
tion of projects.
The Registrar noted the two units
will be crucial in implementing the
Judicial Service Commission (JSC)
policies and speed up the justice pro-
cesses.
The Mutunga committee will also
safeguard against exaggeration of
contracts and ensure that cost is com-
mensurate with work output as well
as ensuring contractual obligations
are properly carried out.
Meanwhile, Amadi says the Judi-
ciary requires more than Sh18.7 bil-
lion to fund its operations in the
2014/2015 nancial year, even as the
institution came under attack over
failure to honour its accountability
obligations to Parliament and poor
absorption of development money
given to them.
INTERNATIONAL DONORS
Amadi said their budget proposal
would include Sh15.7 billion direct
funding from the Government in re-
current and development expendi-
tures and Sh3 billion from interna-
tional donors.
The donors include World Banks
Sh2.8 billion, with United Nations De-
velopment Programme and Ford
Foundation injecting Sh80 million
each.
In the current year, the institution
was allocated Sh16.1 billion.
Justice Committee Chairman Ain-
abkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga sought
to know how much the Judiciary had
spent on the controversial Elgon
Court house, which was meant for the
Court of Appeal judges, but which the
judicial ofcers declined to occupy
despite the CJs directive.
Their decline is based on fear of ra-
diation from the communication
masts near the building.
Early this year, Amadi said the Ju-
diciary would not pay the owner Sh42
million (US$500,000) annually in rent
for a period of six years, as per a lease
agreement entered last year.
WHAT ARM OF STATE
SEEKS TO CLARIFY
Other details the committee
is also seeking before present-
ing its report include the highly
infated Sh310 million purchase
of the CJs offcial residence
that he has never occupied
since it was purchased last year
The others are the purchase
of the Rahimtullah building
where many offces are unoc-
cupied and the alleged single
sourcing of the Mayfair offces
to be used by JSC members
Page 18 / NATIONAL NEWS Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Three military
ofcers seek
orders to stop
their trial
BY ISAIAH LUCHELI
Three military ofcers have
moved to the High Court seeking
orders to stop court martial pro-
ceedings against them.
The ofcers also want the sus-
pension of a sentence slapped on
one of their colleague.
Samuel Sabuni, Jackson Mun-
gai and Samuel Muriuki, all based
at the Eastleigh Airbase, have also
accused the court martial of in-
fringing on their fundamental
rights.
Mr Sabuni has been prose-
cuted by incompetent persons
with no authority to prosecute.
The convener of the court martial
is not an employee of the Judicia-
ry and yet the court falls under
the Judiciary, submitted lawyer
Odera Were for the petitioners.
Sabuni has been sentenced to
one-and-a-half years in jail for
absconding duty. He, however, ar-
gues that there is need to comply
with the law in the interests of
justice.
I was charged in a court mar-
tial for being absent without leave
and sentenced to one-and-a-half
years yet I had informed the court
that my engagement with the Ke-
nya Defence Forces had expired
hence I was not subject to the
Forces Act 2012, submitted
Sabuni in sworn afdavit.
He added that before being ar-
raigned in court, he was placed
under closed custody at the De-
partment of Defence headquar-
ters for about 30 days and there-
after at the Moi Airbase for three
months.
Sabuni added that he had
raised questions regarding the
competence and jurisdiction of
the court to prosecute him and
the fact that a brigadier handling
the matter held two ofces con-
trary to the Forces Act.
Uhuru praises
salaries team
BY PSCU
The Salaries and Remunera-
tion Commission is doing a won-
derful job to ensure sustainability
of the public wage bill in the coun-
try, President Uhuru Kenyatta has
said.
Speaking at his Harambee
House ofce when he met with the
SRC Commission led by its chair-
person Sarah Serem, President Ke-
nyatta afrmed his commitment
to support the commission in its
efforts to make the public wage
bill sustainable.
He commended SRC for reach-
ing out to the public and collect-
ing views on how best the country
can manage the wage bill. Mrs Ser-
em said after the conference on
the wage bill debate, her team vis-
ited the 47 counties and collected
views from about 9,000 Kenyans.
From right: Paul Wainaina, Christopher Lumbazio, Andrew Karanja, Samuel Kuria, Esther Ndinda and Ruth Watahi at
the Milimani Law Courts yesterday. The six are accused of murdering former Juja MP George Thuo. [PHOTO: FIDELIS
KABUNYI/STANDARD]
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Jitters over Mining
Bill 2013 as players
seek more control
BY ALLY JAMAH
A Bill to regulate the lucrative min-
ing industry in the country has gener-
ated controversy after the Ministry of
Mining deleted key clauses covering
the sharing of mining royalties with
county governments and local com-
munities.
The Mining Bill, 2013 published in
March this year removed an earlier
provision that allocated 75 per cent of
the proceeds from mining to the na-
Ministry is accused of
altering provision on
how the resources are
to be shared among
Government, counties
CONCERNS FROM STAKEHOLDERS
A key concern is Clause 128 of the Mining Bill
that sets out the grounds upon which the Cabi-
net Secretary (CS) Najib Balala (pictured) may
suspend or cancel a mineral right
It says this can happen if one fails to make
payments required under this Act by the due
date or one fails to comply with a condition
specifed in the Act
The CS may also suspend or cancel a pros-
pecting permit or a mining permit if he or she
is satisfed that the holder of the permit has
not commenced prospecting or mining opera-
tions within three months of the date which it
was granted
tional government, with the county
government getting 25 per cent. Local
communities had been allocated ve
per cent.
Experts attending a conference or-
ganised by the World Wide Fund for
Nature (WWF) on Mining in Nairobi
to discuss the Bill zeroed in on the is-
sue, saying the ministry had erred in
deleting the key provision.
West Pokot County Executive for
Natural Resources Alfred Tulei op-
posed the removal of the royalty shar-
ing provision from the Bill and insist-
ed that county governments should
get no less than 40 per cent of the roy-
alties, while local communities should
get at least 10 per cent. The national
government will take the rest.
The voices of the counties and
the local communities cannot be
pushed aside from this Bill. They
should have been a central part of it
to ensure the people where the min-
BY CAROLINE RWENJI
The High Court will on June 11 de-
cide the fate of six people accused of
killing former Chief Whip George
Thuo.
The six have maintained that it is
their constitutional right to be freed
on bail pending the hearing and de-
termination of their case.
They have, however, denied any
involvement in the death of the for-
mer chief whip before Justice Rosely-
ne Korir. The six have been in custody
since their arrest in November last
year. Thuo died from poisoning on
November 17.
Paul Wainaina, the owner of Por-
kies Restaurant, where Thuo devel-
oped complications before being pro-
nounced dead, has been charged
alongside Christopher Andika, disc
jockeys Andrew Karanja and Samuel
Kuria, waitress Esther Ndinda and a
patron, Ruth Watahi.
Lawyer Cliff Ombeta maintained
that the accused should be released,
as it is their constitutional right.
He further presented medical re-
cords before the court as evidence to
the rst accuseds deteriorating
health, stating that it was reason
enough for him to be released on
bail.
He assured the court that the ac-
cused person, once released on bail,
would attend his hearings as re-
quired.
However, the prosecution opposed
the application maintaining that if re-
leased, the accused would interfere
with investigations into the case.
There is a high possibility, Justice
Korir heard, that the six accused
would instill fear and intimidate the
witnesses.
In March, Senior Assistant Direc-
tor of Public Prosecutions Alloys
Kemo told the court that they have
substantial grounds linking the six to
the murder of the former Juja MP.
The State intends to call to the
dock over 50 witnesses to testify in the
murder trial. They have also indicated
that the matter is still under investiga-
tion and more suspects could be
charged.
BY NDERITU GICHURE
Manufactures and importers of al-
coholic drinks have until today to
have their beverages veried for hu-
man consumption.
In the last three weeks, the Nation-
al Authority for the Campaign against
Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) has
been conducting a verication exer-
cise on all drinks from manufacturers
and importers.
The exercise has been going on
since May 10 at Nacada ofces at
NSSF Building and a similar exercise
will take place on May 21, 2015, a
statement from the agency reads in
part.
Consequently, all manufactures
and importers are requested to pro-
vide their email addresses to the agen-
cy together with a catalogue of their
veried brands.
A catalogue of those recommend-
ed drinks will later be published, after
the testing and analysis process by
relevant Government agencies is
done, Nacada further says.
Sources at the agency say the veri-
cation was triggered by the recent
deaths in which more than 90 people
died after drinking illicit brews be-
lieved to have been laced with meth-
anol.
There was need to audit some of
the drinks to verify what some of the
manufacturers and importers were
selling after people died in Embu, Ki-
ambu, Kitui and several other parts of
the country, a source who did not
want to be named told The Standard.
He said after the exercise, all the
stakeholders will be required to com-
ply with the law.
Its end day for
Alcoholic drinks
verication
eral is being extracted benet from
their resources, he said.
Head of the Kenya Land Alliance
Odenda Lumumba said leaving coun-
ties and local communities out of rev-
enue sharing would be violating the
Constitution since the mining will be
happening in counties and on com-
munity land.
Parliamentary Committee on En-
vironment chairperson Amina Abdal-
lah said her team would make a deci-
sion on the matter after going through
all submissions made on the Bill,
which is before the committee.
But the legislator admitted that
they are facing a constitutional dilem-
ma on whether to restore the provi-
sion or not. The Bill underwent the
rst reading last month and is await-
ing the second reading once sittings
of the National Assembly resume next
month.
The ministry understandably does
not want the Bill to go through Senate
by describing it as a Bill not concern-
ing county governments, a move that
is also generating controversy.
But Senator Agnes Zani, who
chairs the Senate Committee on Roy-
alties, said although the Senate has
published another Bill that gives com-
munities 40 per cent of royalties, the
resource sharing provision should not
be left out of the Mining Bill that is be-
fore the MPs of the lower house.
She also called for the Bill to be
passed through the Senate so that
they could take care of the interests of
the counties in beneting from min-
erals located in their areas.
Thuo murder suspects still in custody
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard NATIONAL NEWS / Page 19
BY ANTONY GITONGA
The Ministry of Health has
issued a directive to seize a
leading brand of maize our
after it emerged that it has high
levels of the poisonous chemi-
cal, aatoxin.
In a circular to all county
public health ofcers, the min-
istry directed the suspension
of production of the Pendana
Fortied Maize Meal our with
immediate effect.
Director of Public Health
Kepha Obacho further directed
his ofcers to inspect Capwell
Industries, which produces the
our.
It has been brought to our
attention that the said brand of
our has been found to con-
tain levels of aatoxin above
the recommended standards,
reads the notice in part.
Mr Obacho noted that the
brand does not have a batch
number, contrary to the provi-
sion of the Food, Drugs and
Chemical Substance Act.
In order to safeguard the
health of the consumers, you
are required to seize all exist-
ing stock in the market and
stop further production, he
said.
Contacted, the company
conrmed recalling the prod-
uct but expressed concern over
the manner in which the min-
istry has handled the issue.
The companys Head of
Sales Erastus Rachilo con-
rmed that public health of-
cers had visited their company
and leading supermarkets sell-
ing the product.
He accused the ministry of
failing to involve them in the
exercise and wondered how,
when and from where the sam-
ples were taken.
Fortied Maize our brand recalled from shelves
Senate calls
governor over
looming hunger
in his county
BY MOSES NJAGIH
The Senate Committee on
Agriculture has summoned
Baringo Governor Benjamin
Cheboi to explain measures his
administration has taken to
mitigate the looming hunger in
his county.
Mr Cheboi will be expected
to appear before the commit-
tee chaired by Meru Senator
Kiraitu Murungi on June 4 to
give details on the food situa-
tion, amid reports of starvation
and even closure of some pri-
mary schools because of hun-
ger.
Kiraitu yesterday said that
since agriculture is a devolved
function, the committee ex-
pects the governor and his
county executives to have de-
vised innovative programmes
to re-engineer and transform
the food situation in the coun-
ty.
Food security is no longer
a matter of charity. It should
not be at the benevolence of
the Government. It is now a
constitutional right for all Ke-
nyans and the Government is
bound by law to ensure all
have food of adequate quantity
and quality, he said.
The senator said the gover-
nor is also expected to disclose
any progress made in estab-
lishing strategic food reserves
for the county.
The Agriculture
committee wants
Mr Cheboi to
explain measures
he has taken
We also want to know what
policies the county govern-
ment has put in place with re-
gards to cushioning the elderly
and children, who are the most
affected by the hunger, he
said.
The governor will also be
required to disclose the alloca-
tion for food security.
Kiraitu said it was unfortu-
nate that food security in the
country was not being getting
the attention it deserved. He
faulted the budgetary alloca-
tion to the Ministry of Agricul-
ture.
He termed the Sh17 billion
allocated to the ministry a pit-
tance, adding that food securi-
ty should be given equal prior-
ity as that given to national
security.
BUDGETARY ALLOCATION
The fact is that people are
dying more from hunger than
terror attacks. The allocation
to agriculture is a drop in the
ocean compared to what we
are giving for national securi-
ty, he said.
He said his committee as
seeking views on the measures
being undertaken by both the
county and national govern-
ments to arrest the cycle of
food insecurity in the country.
The Senate Agriculture
committee has organised a na-
tional workshop on agriculture
where stakeholders will delib-
erate over the interventions re-
quired for rapid agricultural
transformation.
The committee met Agri-
culture Cabinet Secretary Felix
Koskei two weeks ago to re-
ceive updates on measures the
national government has put
in place to arrest perennial
hunger in the country.
An elderly woman in Nginyang East Pokot, Baringo County, eats
a wild fruit early this year. [PHOTO: FILE/STANDARD]
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Police ofcers screen passengers after their bus, which was travelling from Malaba to Nairobi, was
stopped in Eldoret yesterday. The ongoing security operation aims to ush criminals out of the
country. [PHOTO: PETER OCHIENG/STANDARD]
Why police swoop on
terrorists may fop
By KAMAU MUTHONI
The police crackdown
dubbed Operation Usalama
Watch seems to be turning into
a series of bungled swoops that
border on criminality.
The weekends two-day op-
eration in Komarock Estate in
Nairobis Eastlands where I live
is a clear indictment of the po-
lice as it bears the hallmarks of
State terror.
It is on Saturday at 2am. My
sleep is disrupted by a huge
bang on my neighbours door.
Two armed policemen are
repeatedly banging the metal-
lic door meant to enhance se-
curity with the butts of their
guns.
My neighbour opens her
door after realising that the
men in jungle jackets are not
relenting and identies herself
as a resident and they leave.
I imagine the experience of
the woman who has three
young children one barely
two years scared that thugs
had struck only to nd out that
they are police ofcers seeking
people with no identication
cards.
The same is repeated house
after house. The policemen are
not identifying themselves,
which makes their agenda even
more suspicious.
WHAT HAPPENED
Upon waking up, I try to es-
tablish what was really hap-
pening. I meet a group of young
Somali men who are convers-
ing about the incident. They
tell me that their parents had to
part with money to avoid ar-
rest.
It is not interesting to live
Operation bears
hallmarks of State
terror as offcers
extort bribes
in Kenya even if its my coun-
try. I was born here but now I
am a victim of circumstances
as I have never seen and expe-
rienced what the policemen
are making us go through any-
where else. Why dont they go
for the real terrorists? We all
know each other over here and
there is a security committee
that knows each house mem-
ber. Why did they not consult
them before coming? asks
one of the men.
A few metres from where
we are standing, a gate has
been brought down.
BRIBE OFFICERS
A Kenyan teenage girl of
Somali extraction tells me her
parents had to give policemen
Sh4,000 in order to have her
released.
Did they harass you? I
ask.
Not that much. They only
demanded that we give them
money or else I would also end
up in the lorry.
She too did not sleep after
the one-hour horror incident.
Looking scared, she asks
me if there is a probability that
the policemen would return. I
tell her that it is very unlikely.
But on Sunday night, they
storm the estate again at
2am.
They bang my neighbours
door again, prompting me to
put on the lights. I hear one of
them tell the other that I have
my lights on and they come
and bang my door.
Open up, they demand
and I comply, though very ag-
itated by the crude operation.
I note that they do not have
a search warrant and also do
not have service badges.
Why are you banging peo-
ples door at this hour? You
should knock and identify
yourselves so as we can know
who it is, I tell the two ofcers
in my house.
Why are you angry? You
people are ignoring us, one of
them answers.
They ask about our bed-
rooms and then leave. We are
left questioning the manner in
which they are carrying out
the operation.
First, if I was to hide an il-
legal immigrant in my house,
they would not know as they
did not search the rooms.
Moreover, some Kenyans
are alleged to have joined the
terror group. If I was one and
had weapons in my bedroom,
they would still not nd them.
Besides, gangsters masquer-
ading as policemen could take
the advantage of the crack-
down to rob people.
Kayole OCPD Joseph Nde-
gwa told The Standard he
could not verify the allega-
tions against the policemen as
he was not in charge of the op-
eration.
REACTION TO ALLEGATIONS
Kayole OCPD Joseph Ndegwa said he could not verify
the allegations against the policemen as he was not in
charge of the operation.
I was not around Nairobi then. The ofcers were drawn
from all over the county and thus I cannot substantiate
what happened. I will have to enquire from those who
were there, Ndegwa said.
He added that the police did not need to identify them-
selves as they were in a group and in inform.
The police do not need service badges when in uniform
and in groups, he said.
Page 20 / NATIONAL NEWS
STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
1.0 INTEREST INCOME
1.1 Loans and advances 367,170 1,483,502 366,078 636,212 2,695,339 704,005
1.2 Government securities 120,981 517,013 208,297 163,036 737,139 255,219
1.3 Deposits and placements with banking institutions 4,045 46,818 22,601 28,249 99,197 28,935
1.4 Other Interest Income 9,802 36,595 8,400 9,802 36,595 8,400
1.5 Total Interest Income 501,998 2,083,928 605,376 837,299 3,568,270 996,559
2.0 INTEREST EXPENSES
2.1 Customer deposits 232,191 939,761 264,607 395,708 1,645,124 441,500
2.2 Deposits and placements from banking institutions 6,484 19,018 1,839 9,706 35,641 2,523
2.3 Other Interest Expenses 4,563 18,715 4,563 5,973 24,319 5,933
2.4 Total Interest Expenses 243,238 977,494 271,010 411,387 1,705,084 449,956
3.0 NET INTEREST INCOME/(LOSS) 258,760 1,106,434 334,366 425,912 1,863,186 546,603
4.0 OTHER OPERATING INCOME
4.1 Fees and commissions on loans and advances 14,266 87,185 17,488 34,869 176,908 35,163
4.2 Other Fees and Commissions 37,071 148,585 42,121 92,137 404,001 105,455
4.3 Foreign exchange trading income (loss) 18,965 74,619 17,290 84,698 281,790 50,804
4.4 Dividend Income - - - - - -
4.5 Other income 10,734 90,585 30,186 30,724 207,418 78,849
4.6 Goodwill on Acqusition of subsidiary - - - 120,053 - -
4.7 Total Non-Interest Income 81,036 400,974 107,085 362,481 1,070,117 270,271
5.0 TOTAL OPERATING INCOME 339,796 1,507,408 441,451 788,393 2,933,303 816,874
6.0 OPERATING EXPENSES
6.1 Loan Loss Provision 4,413 32,891 6,223 60,831 313,578 21,937
6.2 Staff costs 129,634 546,550 134,586 257,939 1,137,883 284,135
6.3 Directors emoluments 19,404 30,675 24,922 31,373 75,493 33,920
6.4 Rentals Charges 15,995 108,771 29,336 32,611 179,671 46,621
6.5 Depreciation charge on property and equipment 7,261 30,103 6,011 28,275 119,058 24,147
6.6 Amortisation Charges 942 4,910 1,088 2,128 10,805 2,608
6.7 Other operating expenses 73,527 340,390 75,823 170,208 781,526 191,488
6.8 Total Operating Expenses 251,176 1,094,290 277,989 583,365 2,618,013 604,857
7.0 Prot/(Loss) before tax and exceptional items 88,620 413,118 163,462 205,028 315,290 212,017
8.0 Exceptional items - - - - - -
9.0 Prot/(Loss) after exceptional items 88,620 413,118 163,462 205,028 315,290 212,017
10.0 Current tax 26,585 96,517 49,039 38,998 126,420 64,504
11.0 Deferred tax - (14,685) - - (64,296) -
12.0 Prot/(Loss) after tax and exceptional items 62,035 331,286 114,423 166,030 253,166 147,512
13.0 Other Comprehensive Income
13.1 Gains/(Losses) from translating the nancial statements of
foreign operations
- - - (11,065) 19,476 (27,906)
13.2 Fair value changes in available -for-sale nancial assets 6,968 5,814 13,934 6,968 5,814 13,934
13.3 Revaluation surplus on Property, plant and equipment - - 71,669 -
13.4 Share of other comprehensive income of associates - - - - - -
13.5 Income tax relating to components of other comprehensive
income
- - - - - -
14.0 Other comprehensive income for the year net of tax 6,968 5,814 13,934 (4,097) 96,959 (13,972)
15.0 Total comprehensive income for the year 69,003 337,100 128,357 161,933 350,125 133,541
Attributable to:
Non Controlling Interest 1,997 2,926 2,926
Equity Holders of the Parent 164,033 347,199 130,615
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
BANK GROUP
31st Mar 31st Dec 31st March 31st Mar 31st Dec 31st March
2013 2013 2014 2013 2013 2014
Shs 000 Shs 000 Shs 000 Shs 000 Shs 000 Shs 000
(Un-Audited) Audited (Un -Audited) (Un-Audited) Audited (Un - Audited)
A. ASSETS
1 Cash (both local and foreign) 203,018 249,695 231,143 1,273,886 1,052,323 1,023,790
2 Balances with Central Bank of Kenya 1,285,593 797,929 1,644,697 1,285,593 797,929 1,644,697
3 Kenya Government and other securities held for dealing purposes - - - - - -
4 Financial Assets at fair value through prot and loss - - - - - -
5 Investment Securities:
a).Held to Maturity:
i).Kenya Government securities 4,267,774 3,714,812 3,449,893 4,336,325 3,714,812 3,449,893
ii).Other securities 42,900 43,963 42,900 1,391,928 1,977,577 2,386,110
b). Available for sale:
i).Kenya Government securities 1,166,190 2,172,061 5,892,500 1,166,190 2,172,061 5,892,500
ii).Other securities 269,548 215,036 242,449 269,548 215,036 242,449
6 Deposits and balances due from local banking institutions 31,657 5,373,630 201,212 31,657 5,373,630 201,212
7 Deposits and balances due from banking institutions abroad 339,657 311,009 158,370 2,857,263 2,079,922 2,241,433
8 Tax recoverable - - - - 27,144 26,953
9 Loans and advances to customers (net) 8,555,883 10,303,477 9,387,700 14,978,229 18,013,533 16,845,422
10 Balances due from banking institutions in the group 128,015 143,356 182,708 - - -
11 Investments in associates - - - - - -
12 Investments in subsidiary companies 1,236,977 1,898,747 1,898,747 - - -
13 Investments in Joint Ventures - - - - - -
14 Investment properties - - - - - -
15 Property,plant and equipment 176,051 178,680 218,385 655,268 706,307 751,951
16 Prepaid lease rentals - - - - - -
17 Intangible assets 7,948 10,322 9,261 15,592 43,024 41,294
18 Deferred tax asset 6,176 21,355 15,383 90,021 170,845 149,658
19 Retirement benet asset - - - - - -
20 Other assets 843,271 203,977 401,697 587,695 338,338 559,067
21 TOTAL ASSETS 18,560,658 25,638,050 23,977,044 28,939,195 36,682,482 35,456,429
B LIABILITIES
22 Balances due to Central Bank of Kenya - - - - - -
23 Customer deposits 14,846,450 18,446,805 17,066,185 24,431,618 28,852,105 27,833,445
24 Deposits and balances due to local banking institutions 17,670 18,300 20,500 17,670 52,497 20,500
25 Deposits and balances due to foreign banking institutions 3,731 521,932 66,243 113,220 452,635 115,641
26 Other money market deposits - - - - - -
27 Borrowed funds 200,330 195,976 200,539 253,156 264,759 270,208
28 Balances due to banking institutions in the group 112,063 12,075 44,742 - - -
29 Tax payable 8,447 27,338 76,377 20,655 27,338 76,377
30 Dividends Payable - - - - - -
31 Deferred tax liability - - - 55,768 67,203 52,940
32 Retirement benet liability - - - - - -
33 Other liabilities 484,575 324,972 283,451 851,133 506,002 494,420
34 TOTAL LIABILITIES 15,673,266 19,547,398 17,758,036 25,743,220 30,222,538 28,863,530
C SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY
35 Paid up/Assigned capital 823,661 1,212,171 1,212,171 823,661 1,212,171 1,212,171
36 Share premium/(discount) 859,571 3,406,226 3,406,226 859,571 3,406,226 3,406,226
37 Revaluation reserves (4,322) (5,479) 8,455 8,856 74,465 88,399
38 Retained earnings/Accumulated Losses 1,176,312 1,422,175 1,544,357 1,397,587 1,544,398 1,707,178
39 Statutory Loan Loss Reserve 32,170 55,559 47,800 25,162 112,580 95,202
40 Other Reserves - - - (7,059) 18,150 (9,756)
41 Proposed dividends - - - - - -
42 Non controlling Interest - - - 88,197 91,955 93,478
43 Capital grants - - - - - -
44 TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY 2,887,392 6,090,652 6,219,009 3,195,975 6,459,944 6,592,899
45 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY 18,560,658 25,638,050 23,977,044 28,939,195 36,682,482 35,456,429
UN-AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND OTHER DISCLOSURES AS AT 31ST MARCH 2014
OTHER DISCLOSURES
1) NON-PERFORMING LOANS AND ADVANCES
a) Gross non-performing loans and advances 495,412 458,639 575,580 1,181,297 1,326,124 1,425,676
Less:
b) Interest in Suspense 196,616 199,282 215,268 293,316 256,349 270,467
c) Total Non-Performing Loans and Advances (a-b) 298,796 259,357 360,312 887,981 1,069,775 1,155,209
Less:
d) Loan Loss Provisions 238,765 210,125 209,882 405,624 396,690 352,219
e) Net Non-Performing Loans (c-d) 60,031 49,232 150,431 482,357 673,085 802,990
f) Discounted Value of Securities 60,031 49,232 150,431 482,357 673,085 802,990
g) Net NPLs Exposure (e-f) - - - - - -
2) Insider Loans and Advances
a) Directors, shareholders and associates 19,129 147,276 177,949 26,661 171,542 204,617
b) Employees 58,975 62,926 53,425 199,919 222,391 226,717
c) Total Insider Loans and Advances and Other Facilities 78,104 210,202 231,374 226,580 393,933 431,333
3) Off-Balance Sheet Items
a) Letters of credit, guarantees, acceptances 1,495,556 1,901,913 1,920,106 1,755,768 2,881,389 2,755,123
b) Forwards, swaps and options 273,284 262,421 93,599 273,284 262,421 93,599
c) Other contingent liabilities 784,514 1,028,964 1,298,347 886,238 1,170,951 1,475,921
d) Total Contingent Liabilities 2,553,354 3,193,299 3,312,053 2,915,290 4,314,761 4,324,643
4) Capital Strength
a) Core capital 1,585,374 4,141,824 4,206,795
b) Minimum Statutory Capital 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
c) Excess/(Deciency) 585,374 3,141,824 3,206,795
d) Supplementary Capital 217,211 211,323 199,544
e) Total capital (a+d) 1,802,585 4,353,147 4,406,339
f) Total risk weighted assets 10,592,059 12,892,149 15,124,689
g) Core capital/total deposit liabilities 11% 22% 25%
h) Minimum Statutory Ratio 8% 8% 10.5%
i) Excess/(Deciency) 3% 14% 14.5%
j) Core capital/ total risk weighted assets 15% 32% 28%
k) Minimum Statutory Ratio 8% 8% 10.5%
l) Excess/(Deciency) (j-k) 7% 24% 17.5%
m) Total capital/ total risk weighted assets 17% 34% 29%
n) Minimum Statutory Ratio 12% 12% 14.5%
o) Excess/(Deciency) (m-n) 5% 22% 14.5%
5) Liquidity
a) Liquidity Ratio 49% 65% 67%
b) Minimum Statutory Ratio 20% 20% 20%
c) Excess/(Deciency) (a-b) 29% 45% 47%
The nancial statements are extracts from the books of the Institution. The complete set of quarterly nancial statements, statutory and qualitative disclosures can
be accessed on the institutions website. www.gtbank.co.ke. They may also be accessed at the institutions head ofce located on kimathi street, Plot 24, Nairobi.
HANISH CHANDARIA ADEKUNLE SONOLA
DIRECTOR MANAGING DIRECTOR
NOTICES / Page 21
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
CONSTITUENCIES DEVELOPMENT FUND
BOARD SECRETARIAT
CONSULTANCY FOR UNDERTAKING CDF BOARD
STRATEGIC PLAN 2014-2019
TENDER NO: CDFB/58/2013-2014
TENDER NOTICE
BACKGROUND
The Constituencies Development Fund (CDF) was established through the Constituencies
Development Fund Act, 2003 (subsequently amended in 2007) with the primary objective
of addressing poverty at grassroots level by dedicating a minimum of 2.5% of the National
Government ordinary revenue to grassroots development and the reduction of poverty.
The fund is managed by the Constituencies Development Fund Board (CDFB). In January
2013, the CDF Act 2003 as amended in 2007 was repealed and replaced with CDF Act
2013 that is aligned to the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
The Constituencies Development Fund Board invites bids from interested rms for
Consultancy to undertake Strategic Plan 2014-2019.
Qualication for tendering
1. Certied copy of certicate of incorporation
2. Certied copy of tax compliance
3. Declaration of Litigation History
4. Lead Consultant must have a minimum of Masters Degree in a relevant eld from
recognized university, and should have a minimum of ve (5) years experience
in similar assignment, or relevant work.
5. Availability of appropriate skills among staff.
6. The rm must have an experience in undertaking similar assignment in at least
three (3) public institutions.
Complete bid documents with detailed information including the Terms of Reference for
the consultancy may be obtain from Constituencies Development Fund Board, Nairobi,
procurement ofce, 5
th
oor, Harambee Sacco plaza, Junction of Uhuru Highway and
Haile Selassie Avenue during working hours upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
one thousand Kenya Shillings (Ksh. 1,000) per document, payable in cash or bankers
cheque drawn in favour of the Constituencies Development Fund Board.
Filled bid documents in plain sealed envelopes, clearly specifying the Tender Reference
Number, i.e. CONSULTANCY FOR UNDERTAKING CDF BOARD STRATEGIC PLAN
2014-2019, TENDER NO: CDFB/58/2013-2014, Should be addressed to:-
The Chief Executive Ofcer
Constituencies Development Fund Board
Harambee Sacco plaza, 10
th
oor
P.O Box 46682-00100
NAIROBI
and should be deposited into the Tender Box provided at the CDF Board reception area
10
th
Floor, not later than 6
th
JUNE 2014 at 10.00am. Documents submitted after this WILL
NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The bid documents will be opened soon thereafter at 10:30 a.m. and bidders or their
representatives are welcome to attend and witness the opening.
The above are extracts from the companys nancial statements which have been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers
Certied Public Accountants and received an unqualied opinion. The nancial statements were approved by the
Board of Directors on 25
th
March 2014 and signed on its behalf by:

Richard Omwela Rajesh Vadgama David Maranga
Chairman Director Principal Ofcer
STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDED
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ST
DECEMBER 2013
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Fax No: 020 - 4292100 Email: info@monarchinsurance.co.ke Website: www.monarchinsurance.co.ke
Prudential Branch Solar Branch Thika Branch
Kisii Branch Nakuru Branch Meru Branch
Mombasa Branch Kisumu Branch
LONG - TERM SHORT- TERM TOTAL TOTAL
BUSINESS BUSINESS 2013 2012
Kshs. Kshs. Kshs. Kshs.
INCOME
Gross Written Premium 41,874,662 469,475,069 511,349,731 343,208,024
Outward Reinsurance Premium (33,817,905) (55,072,734) (88,890,639) (49,264,054)
Net Written Premium 8,056,757 414,402,335 422,459,092 293,943,970
Gross earned premiums 41,874,662 383,502,702 425,377,364 314,177,292
Net earned premiums 8,056,757 328,429,968 336,486,725 264,913,238
Investment income 7,450,842 13,412,719 20,863,561 23,337,242
Commissions receivable 7,355,878 16,394,894 23,750,772 12,410,671
Other income 65,680 1,970,028 2,035,708 4,689,030
Fair value gain on investment properties 35,125,000 30,005,000 65,130,000 84,645,000
Total Income 58,054,157 390,212,609 448,266,766 389,995,181

OUT GO
Claims and policy holder benets payable (11,723,006) (118,074,298) (129,797,304) (135,502,095)
Less: amounts recoverable from reinsurers 4,266,330 93,449 4,359,779 10,875,954
Net claims and policyholder benets payable (7,456,676) (117,980,849) (125,437,525) (124,626,141)
Commissions payable (3,913,407) (34,923,780) (38,837,187) (30,067,475)
Operating and other expenses (17,692,449) (211,900,013) (229,592,462) (201,310,323)
Total Outgo (29,062,532) (364,804,642) (393,867,174) (356,003,939)
Prot/(loss) before tax 28,991,625 25,407,967 54,399,592 33,991,242
Income tax (charge) - (8,474,224) (8,474,224) 5,314,386
Prot for the year 28,991,625 16,933,743 45,925,368 39,305,628

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31
ST
DECEMBER 2013

LONG TERM SHORT TERM TOTAL TOTAL
BUSINESS BUSINESS 2013 2012
Kshs. Kshs. Kshs. Kshs.
SHAREHOLDERS FUNDS
Share Capital 154,975,835 316,476,165 471,452,000 471,452,000
Retained Earnings - 10,403,227 10,403,227 (6,530,516)
General Reserve 120,114,395 - 120,114,395 93,127,395
Statutory Reserve 60,215,162 - 60,215,162 58,210,537
TOTAL SHARE HOLDERS FUNDS 335,305,392 326,879,392 662,184,784 616,259,416

ASSETS
Motor Vehicle and equipment 1,804,406 30,809,430 32,613,836 33,453,403
Intangible assets 8,108,771 8,920,315 17,029,086 19,303,831
Investment Property 235,125,000 230,650,000 465,775,000 400,645,000
Investments in Equity - 12,362,011 12,362,011 1,791,184
Receivables arising out of insurance
arrangements other than reinsurance 42,717,432 130,362,497 173,079,929 124,679,023
Receivables arising out of reinsurance
arrangements - 41,873,927 41,873,927 25,862,550
Reinsurers share of insurance contract liabilities 46,201,460 47,566,042 93,767,502 85,800,337
Deffered acquisation costs - 22,728,903 22,728,903 15,813,069
Deffered tax asset - 15,344,588 15,344,588 23,818,812
Kenya motor insurance pool - 8,484,625 8,484,625 8,387,155
Other receivables 75,000,000 86,107,869 161,107,869 159,861,821
Tax recoverable - 5,201,101 5,201,101 5,201,101
Government of Kenya securities 118,085,555 66,181,870 184,267,425 214,354,555
Deposits with nancial institution 1,065,680 28,111,505 29,177,185 1,000,000
Cash and Bank Balances 323,878 5,944,180 6,268,058 9,700,607
TOTAL ASSETS 528,432,182 740,648,863 1,269,081,045 1,129,672,448

LIABILITIES
Insurance contract liabilities 57,980,900 142,179,650 200,160,550 193,014,661
Actuarial value of policy holders liability 35,908,984 - 35,908,984 32,609,095
Payable under deposit administration 43,953,312 - 43,953,312 40,206,701
Payable arising from reinsurance arrangements 51,898,926 305,213 52,204,139 65,843,406
Provision for unearned premium - 244,391,339 244,391,339 158,418,972
Other payables 3,384,668 26,893,269 30,277,937 23,320,197
TOTAL LIABILITIES 193,126,790 413,769,471 606,896,261 513,413,032

NET ASSETS 335,305,392 326,879,392 662,184,784 616,259,416

KEY RATIOS
Capital adequency ratio 103% 105% 105% 105%
Solvency ratio 1036% 107% 401% 241%
Claims ratio 93% 28% 30% 42%
Expense ratio 42% 45% 45% 59%

STATEMENT OF MOVEMENT IN DEPOSIT ADMINISTRATION
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31
ST
DECEMBER 2013

2013 2012
At 1 January 40,206,701 35,957,852
Pension fund deposits received 6,669,109 6,949,786
Surrenders & annuities paid (5,388,218) (7,012,146)
Interest payable to policy holders 2,465,720 4,311,209
At 31 December 43,953,312 40,206,701
PHARMAKEN LIMITED, wishes to notify
the general public that Eunice Adhiambo
Okumu ID No. 20041497, whose picture
appears above is no longer an employee of
this company; and that she ceased to serve
as CHIEF ACCOUNTANT effective 23
rd
April
2014.
She is no longer authorized to transact any
business on behalf of Pharmaken limited,
and this company will neither be responsible
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Page 22 / NATIONAL NEWS Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
85pc of Kenyans unhappy
with radio talk show hosts
By ISAAC MESO
and IMMACULATE AKELLO
Media practitioners who have little
or no training in journalism form 85
per cent of complaints received by the
Media Council of Kenya (MCK), a re-
port released by the council has re-
vealed.
The report titled Assessing the Ap-
plication of Ethical Standards and
Professionalism in Talk Radio in Ke-
nya revealed that a majority of Ke-
nyans feel that the problem of ob-
scenity on radio talk shows exists
because of the uncontrolled interven-
tions from callers.
MCK Chief Executive Ofcer Ha-
ron Mwangi said most radio hosts on
talk shows are rarely in control of the
A new study released
by the Media Council
of Kenya has revealed
that most complaints
are based on ethics and
professionalism
discussions and these often spiral out
of control.
MCK has in the recent past re-
ceived numerous complaints regard-
ing the ethics and professionalism of
radio talk shows. Of particular con-
cern has been the quality of modera-
tion, caller comments and inappro-
priate topical discussions, especially
during the morning call-in pro-
grammes, he said.
He said despite the interventions
made by the council, a broadcasting
code of ethics should be established
QuickRead
ATHI RIVER: Lionesses raid
homestead, kill two calves
Two lionesses attacked a home
in Empakasi in Athi River and killed
two calves and injured an unknown
number of cows. Mary Saiteu said the
animals struck at around 1am when
she heard a loud bang in the cow
shed and alerted her sons. We are
urging Kenya Wildlife service (KWS)
to be clear on the compensation Bill
and ensure that pastoralists dont end
up with losses due to human wildlife
conict, said Jeremiah Kaloi, the
owner of the ock that was attacked.
He commended KWS rangers for their
quick response to his distress call.
Nine sheep were killed in a homestead
in the same area two days ago.
KAJIADO: Nkedianye
launches cattle auction
The Kajiado County government
has launched a new programme
to auction cow breeds to cushion
pastoralist communities in the area
against famine during the dry season.
Governor David Nkedianye, who
ofciated the sale, said it is a policy
of the county to help farmers get
good breeds and provide information
including how to improve hides and
skins. Some 107 animals, including
20 bulls and eight heifers, were
auctioned, with the highest bidder on
bulls going up to Sh300,000 while the
lowest bought at Sh120,000.
NAIROBI: Man sues wife for
stealing documents
A 34-year-old woman was yesterday
charged in a Kibera court with stealing
a title deed, rearm certicate and
birth certicate. The accusation
against Salwa Wanjiku was that on
March 4, 2014, in Kiserian township
in Kajiado County, she stole the
documents belonging to her husband,
Mohammed Tariq. Tariq reported the
matter at Buru Buru Police
Station in Nairobi and the suspect
was arrested at her parents home in
South B Estate. Magistrate Ann Ongijo
issued a warrant of arrest for the
suspect. The case will be mentioned
today.
Media Council of
Kenya Chief
Executive
Ofcer Haron
Mwangi puts his
point across
during the
launch of a
report titled As-
sessing the
Application of
Ethical Stan-
dards and
Professionalism
in Talk Radio in
Kenya at a
Nairobi hotel
yesterday.
[PHOTO: GEORGE
NJUNGE/STANDARD]
By WINSLEY MASESE
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero
has defended trade in sugar, saying
market forces dictate business in the
commodity.
Dr Kidero told MPs that export and
import of the commodity is based on
commercial sense and given Kenyas
decit, it becomes difcult to put
brakes on the practice.
He said the high cost of production
of Kenyan sugar does not make it
competitive compared to imports.
This has led to lack of market for the
local product, Kidero told MPs inves-
tigating illegal sugar imports.
This is a free market and sugar is
not a forbidden product in terms of its
sale, said Kidero.
Mount Elgon MP John Serut want-
ed Kidero to explain under what cir-
cumstances cheap sugar was allowed
to enter the Kenyan market where it
could not compete with the locally
produced product. Serut also sought
to know why Kenya is the only coun-
try allowed to access the EU markets
when it is facing a shortage.
COMMON PRACTICE
Kidero said during his time at Mu-
mius Sugar Company, sales were in
excess of 200,000 metric tonnes, with
about ve per cent exported, espe-
cially to the ACP countries, of which
Kenya is a member, and the European
Union.
He said this is a common practice
even within the Comesa region where
consumption outstrips production.
Kidero left the company in 2012, hav-
ing been at the helm since 2003, to
venture into politics where he clinched
the Nairobi governors seat in the
March 4, 2013 General Election.
Kidero said the country needs a
policy to ensure ethanol and cogen-
eration are pricing factors embedded
in the farmers payment for delivered
cane.
Currently, farmers are paid based
on what is delivered, with the Comesa
safeguards going for pay based on
sucrose content. During Kideros ten-
ure, Mumias diversied into ethanol
production as well as cogeneration,
which enables it to produce about 40
megawatts of energy and sell about 25
megawatts to the national grid.
The reclusion of fossil fuel from
the companys operations, he said,
was able to save the company energy
costs of about Sh10 million annually
and generate about 300,000 metric
tonnes of molasses.
The governor said millers face im-
minent collapse if they do not diver-
sify.
Kidero probed
on illegal sugar
imports
KENYANS CONCERN OVER
UNTAMED RADIO STATIONS
The Media Council of Kenya
has in the recent past received
numerous complaints regard-
ing the ethics and profession-
alism of radio talk shows
Most of the complaints touch
on the inappropriateness of
topics, invective, unverifed
and reckless commentaries
from callers and guests, and
inability of hosts to moderate
and control discussions
to regulate content that is aired by
radio stations.
We have gone to the extent of
imposing nes on some of the radio
stations that have violated the code of
conduct through their talk shows but
it has done little to help the situation,
he said.
Mwangi warned radio stations air-
ing programmes loaded with race,
religion and/or ethnic stereotypes
and are disrespectful of sexual orien-
tation, saying stringent actions will be
taken against them.
RECKLESS COMMENTARIES
Most of the complaints we have
received touch on the inappropriate-
ness of topics, invective, unveried
and reckless commentaries from call-
ers and guests, and inability of hosts
to moderate and control discussions,
he said.
He said with the imminent digital
migration, obscene airing was bound
to get worse due to lack of content
and increased competition. To help
curb unprofessionalism and lack of
training of media practitioners, MCK
is planning to launch a programme
introducing a standard curriculum for
all accredited media institutions.
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NOTICES / Page 23
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
PUBLIC NOTICE
Attention is drawn to the large number and variety of
consumer products on the Kenyan market that do not
have requisite product labels and those whose labels
do not carry all the requisite product information and
manufacturers details.
This is a warning to all manufacturers, distributors and
importers of consumer goods and products, including
alcoholic drinks, that it is illegal to sell products that
do not have a requisite label or that are not properly
labelled.
A proper product label should, among others, contain
the following key information:
Product brand name
Product content/ingredients
Hanufacturer's name and contact details
Hanufacturer's physical location
uates of manufacture and expiry
Hanufacturers should, therefore, ensure that all their
consumer products adhere to the following enabling
legislation:
1he Constitution of Kenya, Article 46 (Consumer
Rights)
1he weights & Heasures Act, Cap 5I3
1he Alcoholic urinks Control Act, Cap I2IA
lood, urugs & Chemical Substances Act,
Cap 254
1he Standards Act, Cap 464
All the relevant state agencies are hereby informed
to strictly enforce the above provisions.
WARNING TO MANUFACTURERS
ON PRODUCT LABELLING
Standards for quality life
Kenya Bureau of
Standards
Ministry of Health
Establishment and Mandate of the
Commission
The Commission for University Education was
established by an Act of Parliament, Universities Act,
No. 42 of 2012 as the successor to the Commission
for Higher Education which was established under
Universities Act Cap 210B of 1985.
Vision
Accessible, relevant and sustainable quality university
education.
Mission
To regulate and assure quality university education
by setting standards & guidelines and monitoring
compliance for global competitiveness
Mandate
To promote the objectives of university education,
by regulating and accrediting universities and
programmes, among other things.

Corporate Values and Principles
The values and principles that underpin the operations
of the Commission and provide operational guidelines
COMMISSION FOR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
Quality: The Agenda
Transforming University Education
U
niversity education holds the key to any countrys
participation in the increasingly globalized
knowledge society. In Kenya, the growth
and expansion of university education has
undergone tremendous transformation in the recent past. A
notable amendment was the enactment of Universities Act No.
42 of 2012 which expanded the mandate of the Commission
and ascertained a level playing ground for both public and
private universities.
One of the predominant concerns has remained that of
ensuring that quality is established and sustained in the
universities. The Commission for University Education is
cognizant of the fact that accelerated growth in universities
has a direct impact on the quality of programmes.
Universities are encouraged to develop and institute
internal quality assurance mechanisms that will enhance
the quality and reputation of university education.
The Commission has made great strides in ensuring
the maintenance of standards, quality and relevance
in all aspects of university education, training
and research. The Commission will continue to
mainstream quality assurance practices in university
education by encouraging continuous improvement
in the management of the quality of universities and
programmes.
for service delivery are:
a) Professionalism;
b) Inegrity
c) Teamwork;
d) Accountability; and
e) Responsiveness.
Quality Policy Statement
The Commission is committed to ensuring increased access
to sustainable quality university education and training
through planning, coordination, resource mobilization,
and quality assurance enhancement and information
service.
Functions
1) Promote the objectives of university education;
2) Advise the Cabinet Secretary on policy relating
to university education;
3) Promote, set standards and assure relevance in
the quality of university education;
4) Monitor and evaluate the state of university
education systems in relation to the national
development goals;
5) Licence any student recruitment agencies
operating in Kenya and any activities by
foreign institutions;
6) Develop policy for criteria and requirements
for admission to universities;
7) Recognize and equate degrees, diplomas and
certicates conferred or awarded by foreign
universities and institutions in accordance
with the standards and guidelines set by the
Commission from time to time;
8) Undertake or cause to be undertaken, regular
inspections, monitoring and evaluation of
universities to ensure compliance with set
standards and guidelines;
9) Collect, disseminate and maintain data on
university education;
10) Accredit universities in Kenya;
11) Regulate university education in Kenya;
12) Accredit and inspect university programme
in Kenya;
13) Promote quality research and innovation,
and;
14) Perform such other functions and exercise
such other powers as the Commission may
deem necessary for the proper discharge of
its mandate under the universities Act.
Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof Jacob Kaimenyi being taken through the process
of moulding clay pots at the Kenyatta University stand during the 12
th
Exhibition by
Kenyan Universities held in Eldoret in March 2014
Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang (centre) accompanied by the Commission
Chairman, Prof. Henry Thairu (left), listen keenly to an exhibitor at the Chuka
University stand during the 12
th
Exhibition by Kenyan Universites in Eldoret
MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
Prof. Henry Thairu, Chairperson
Dr. Belio Kipsang
Principal Secretary, Member
Dr. JPR Ochieng- Odero
Member
Dr. Kamau Thugge
Principal Secretary,
The National Treasury, Member
Prof. Wilson K.A Langat
Member
Ms. Millicent Omukaga,
Member
Ms. Lucy Wanja
Julius, Member
Mr. Abudo Q. Mamo,
Member
Prof. David K. Some
Commission Secretary/CEO
Ex-ofcio member
FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:
Commission Secretary/Chief Executive Ofcer
P.O. Box 54999-00200 Nairobi
Physical address: Redhill Rd. off Limuru Rd., Gigiri
Tel: +254 (020) 7205000, Email: info@cue.or.ke, Website: www.cue.or.ke
The Commission for University Education is ISO:9001:2008 certied
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COMMISSION FOR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
Quality: The Agenda
PUBLIC CHARTERED UNIVERSITIES
1. University of Nairobi (UoN) Established - 1970
Chartered - 2013
2. Moi University (MU) Established - 1984
Chartered - 2013
3. Kenyatta University (KU) Established - 1985
Chartered - 2013
4. Egerton University (EU) Established - 1987
Chartered - 2013
5. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and
Technology (JKUAT)
Established - 1994
Chartered - 2013
6. Maseno University (Maseno) Established - 2001
Chartered - 2013
7. Masinde Muliro University of Science and
Technology (MMUST)
Established - 2007
Chartered - 2013
8. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 2012
9. Chuka University 2013
10. Technical University of Kenya 2013
11. Technical University of Mombasa 2013
12. Pwani University 2013
13. Kisii University 2013
14. University of Eldoret 2013
15. Maasai Mara University 2013
16. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science
and Technology
2013
17. Laikipia University 2013
18. South Eastern Kenya University 2013
19. Meru University of Science and Technology 2013
20. Multimedia University of Kenya 2013
21. University of Kabianga 2013
22. Karatina University 2013
PUBLIC UNIVERSITY CONSTITUENT COLLEGES
1. Muranga University College (JKUAT) 2011
2. Machakos University College (UoN) 2011
3. The Co-operative University College of Kenya
(JKUAT)
2011
4. Embu University College (UoN) 2011
5. Kirinyaga University College (KU) 2011
6. Rongo University College (MU) 2011
7. Kibabii Universtity College (MMUST) 2011
8. Garissa University College (EU) 2011
9. Taita Taveta University College (JKUAT) 2011
PRIVATE CHARTERED UNIVERSITIES
1. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton 1991
2. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) 1992
3. Scott Theological College 1992
PUBLIC NOTICE
ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES IN KENYA
The Commission for University Education was established under the Universities Act, No. 42 of 2012, as the Government
agency mandated to regulate university education in Kenya. In line with Section 28 (4) of the Act, the Commission shall
cause to be published, the list of universities accredited to undertake university education in Kenya. The following is the
list of accredited universities in Kenya:
4. Daystar University 1994
5. United States International University 1999
6. Africa Nazarene University 2002
7. Kenya Methodist University 2006
8. St. Pauls University 2007
9. Pan Africa Christian University 2008
10. Strathmore University 2008
11. Kabarak University 2008
12. Mount Kenya University 2011
13. Africa International University 2011
14. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University 2011
15. Great Lakes University of Kisumu 2012
16. KCA University 2013
17. Adventist University of Africa 2013
PRIVATE UNIVERSITY CONSTITUENT COLLEGES
1. Hekima University College (CUEA) 1993
2. Tangaza University College (CUEA) 1997
3. Marist International University College (CUEA) 2002
4. Regina Pacis University College (CUEA) 2010
5. Uzima University College (CUEA) 2012
INSTITUTIONS WITH LETTER OF INTERIM AUTHORITY
1. Kiriri Womens University of Science and
Technology
2002
2. Aga Khan University 2002
3. GRETSA University 2006
4. UMMA University 2013
5. Presbyterian University of East Africa 2008
6. Inoorero University 2009
7. The East African University 2010
8. GENCO University 2010
9. Management University of Africa 2011
10. Riara University 2012
11. Pioneer International University 2012
REGISTERED PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
1. Nairobi International School of Theology
2. East Africa School of Theology
Members of the public interested in accessing information on programmes offered
in accredited universities should visit the Commissions website www.cue.or.ke
Institutions offering university education without prior approval by the
Commission are doing so illegally and should desist immediately.
Recognition of degree qualifcations offered by foreign universities should
also be sought from the Commission.
ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES DATE OF
ACCREDITATION
ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES DATE OF
ACCREDITATION
ADVERTISERS ANNOUNCEMENT / Page 25
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Herders at loggerheads with State
over Sh10 billion Isiolo mega dam
By ALI ABDI
The Government has big
plans aimed at leapfrogging the
country into a middle income
economy by 2030. From grand ir-
rigation projects to development
of a techno city and ultra-mod-
ern transport and communica-
tion infrastructure, the State
prays and hopes that nothing will
detract it from achieving the so-
called Vision 2030 goals.
But hiccups and roadblocks
are not unusual with such grand
plans, and things sometimes do
not work as originally envi-
sioned.
Take the case of the proposed
construction of Sh10 billion
mega dam on Ewaso Ngiro River
in Isiolo. The twin dam is sup-
posed to provide water to Isiolo
Resort City, one of the Vision
2030 projects.
It is envisaged that the 70m
high dam, which will be con-
structed on 1,901 hectares of
land at Crocodile Jaw, will pro-
vide 315 million cubic litres of
water. The Government building
the dam and eventually the city
would help unlock the potential
of the region and propel it to
greater heights.
But locals dont seem to be-
lieve so. They are strongly op-
posed to the project which they
see as a direct threat to their lives
and livelihoods. In August last
year, pastoralists from Isiolo,
Samburu and Laikipia trekked to
Archers Post in camel-led cara-
vans to voice their objection to
the plan to construct the dam.
The pastoralists, who were
sponsored by local and interna-
tional NGOs, spent up to ve
days trekking to Archers Post in a
campaign dubbed Walk and
Sing for Ewaso Ngiro River.
Under the umbrella of Waso
Ngiro River Users Empower-
ment Platform (Wruep), the pas-
toralists categorically stated that
they were opposed to the con-
struction of the twin dam at
Crocodile Jaw and Ngarendare.
STRONG MESSAGE
Ewaso Ngiro is our lifeline
and without it, the pastoralists
living downstream will perish.
We walked here to send a strong
message to the national Govern-
ment that we are opposed to this
project which has no benet to
us, said Abdullahi Jillo Shande
of Merti Integrated Development
Programme (Mid-P).
Wruep, which brings together
50 community-based organisa-
tions, plans to raise Sh200 mil-
lion in the next four years to
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
strengthen the resilience of over
200,000 people to undertake in-
tervention measures to conserve
and protect the river.
Our objective is to preserve
and improve the ecosystem
around the basin of the river and
create an efcient early warning
action system for the pastoralists
among others, said the organi-
sations chairman Rashid Jalde-
sa.
Local and foreign organisa-
tions under the umbrella of Part-
ners for Resilience (PfR) also plan
to raise Sh700 million for the pas-
toralists from the three counties
to, among others, plant 10 mil-
lion multi-purpose and drought
tolerant trees along the banks of
the river.
PfR brings together Cord-Aid,
the Netherlands Red Cross, Wet-
lands International, Red Cross/
Red Crescent Climate Centre, Ke-
nya Red Cross, Mid-P, Wruep and
Indigenous Movement for Peace
Advancement and Conict Trans-
project and look at this project
from an informed point of view
for successful implementation
Ogut said in a statement read
by Benjamin Kiema, an NWCPC
engineer.
A document in our posses-
sion show that the corporation
will own a total of 61,769.74 hect-
ares of communal land in Isiolo
and Laikipia for the project.
The document states that the
impact of the project, both up-
stream and downstream, will not
be big enough to affect the ow
of the river and impact negative-
ly on people.
It adds: There will be no loss
of natural habitats, ora, fauna
and breeding areas. Migratory
corridor along pipeline will be re-
stored.
For the pastoralists living
downstream, the corporation as-
sures regulated ows and con-
trolled ooding ensures sus-
tained recharge of this
ecosystems.
But despite these assurances,
NGOs in the region, led by Mid-P
and Impact, insist that the proj-
ect will spell doom for pastoral-
ists downstream and demands
that the national government
shelves the project.
This dam issue came up as a
result of the proposed Isiolo re-
sort city and not because of the
interest of the pastoralists. We are
totally opposed to it, said Mr
Shande of Mid-P.
Pastoralists, NGOs
oppose project
despite assurances
that project will
be for the good
of locals and the
country at large
Residents watering their sheep
on Ewaso Ngiro River. INSET:
Pastoralists from Isiolo,
Samburu and Laikipia trekking
to Archers Post to oppose the
construction of Sh10 billion
dam on Ewaso Ngiro River.
BELOW: Guyo Halake, a farmer in
Merti, displays tomatoes he
grows using water from Ewaso
Ngiro River. [PHOTO: ALI ABDI/
STANDARD]
formation (Impact).
Locals claim that livelihoods
of four million pastoralists living
downstream will be affected by
the project. Conservationists
such Save the Elephant and com-
munity-based wildlife conser-
vancies are also opposed to the
project arguing that it will affect
wildlife.
But the Government has been
trying to allay the fears of both
locals and conservationists.
For instance, last July, Nation-
al Water Conservation and Pipe-
line Corporation Managing Di-
rector, Petronilla Ogut urged
stakeholders to deliberate on the
issue constructively.
ADEQUATE WATER
Ogut argued that develop-
ment of the dam would provide
adequate water leading to the
transformation of Isiolo town
and the resort city.
We urge you as the stake-
holders to support and own the
NOTICES / Page 27
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
REPUBLIC OF KENYA

COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KAKAMEGA
TENDER NOTICE
Refer to our website www.kakamega.go.ke as relates to the
corrections of the following adverts:
EOI for Construction Works for Upgrading of Various Roads 1.
to Bitumen Standards. The deadline has been extended to
Wednesday, 4
th
June, 2014 at 11.30 am and please check the
changes in requirement.
The RFPs for the shortlisted consultants for the previous EOI 2.
for Upgrading of various Roads to bitumen Standard has been
extended to 4
th
June, 2014 at 11.30 am.
Tender document for Construction of County Headquarters. The 3.
deadline has been extended to Wednesday, 11
th
June, 2014 at
11.30 am.
Interim County Secretary
County Government of Kakamega
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
Article 118(1)(b) of the Constitution provides that Parliament shall facilitate public
participation and involvement in the legislative and other business of Parliament and
its Committees. Standing Order 127(3) states that the Departmental Committee to
which a Bill is Committed shall facilitate public participation and shall take into account
views and recommendations of the public when the Committee makes its report to the
House.
SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDA
The Private Security Regulation Bill, 2014, and the Alcoholic Drinks Control (Amendment)
Bill, 2014; underwent the First Reading on Wednesday, 19
th
March, 2014 and on
Wednesday, 23
rd
April, 2014, respectively. The Bills, having been read a First Time, stood
Committed to the Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security for
consideration and thereafter submission of a report to the House within twenty days.
Pursuant to Article 118(1)(b) and Standing Order 127(3), the Committee invites relevant
stakeholders and interested members of the public to submit any representations
they may have on the two Bills. The memoranda may be forwarded to the Clerk of the
National Assembly, P.O. Box 41842-00100, Nairobi; hand-delivered to the Of ce of the
Clerk, Main Parliament Buildings, Nairobi; or emailed to clerk@parliament.go.ke; to be
received on or before Tuesday, 27
th
May, 2014 at 5.00 pm.
Justin N. Bundi, CBS
CLERK OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
KENYA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
ELEVENTH PARLIAMENT
In the Matter of consideration by the National Assembly, of the Alcoholic Drinks
Control (Amendment) Bill, 2014; and the Private Security Regulation Bill, 2014;
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Kenya) Country Ofce wishes to
contract the services of a consultancy rm to formulate the national volunteerism policy
that provides regulatory framework as well as guidelines on volunteerism with the focus
on gender equality and compliance with the main priorities and strategies at country level,
including devolved governance.
Application process
For the full Terms of Reference (ToR) and requirements please visit UNDP Kenyas Website:
http://www.ke.undp.org/content/kenya/en/home/operations/procurement
Sealed proposal documents comprising the technical proposal and the nancial proposal
in separate sealed envelopes clearly marked NATIONAL VOLUNTEERISM POLICY IN THE
REPUBLIC OF KENYA: RFP/UNDPKEN/012/2013: should be dropped at the UNDP
TENDER BOX placed at the main entrance reception of UN Complex in Gigiri and addressed
to:
The Deputy Country Director (Operations)
United Nations Development Programme Kenya,
Block N, Third Floor, UN Complex, Gigiri, PO Box 30218, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2013 AT 2.30 P.M.
KENYAN TIME.
A pre-bidding conference will be held on Wednesday, 9 October 2013 at 10.00 a.m. in
the UNDP Conference Room, Ground Floor, Block N.
Interested bidders wishing to attend the pre-bidding conference shall contact by e-mail:
procurement.ken@undp.org to conrm their attendance, not later than 3.00 p.m., Tuesday
8 October 2013 for UNDP to be able to facilitate access to the UN Complex.
NATIONAL VOLUNTEERISM POLICY IN THE
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
United Nations Development Programme
Empowered lives
Resilient nations
UNDP Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any submissions.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following position:
Position Information
Post Title:
Contract Type:
Grade/Band:
Direct Supervisor:
Duration:
Technical Coordinator, Kenya REDD+ Governance project (UNREDD)
Service Contract
SB4
National Coordinator for REDD+
One year, renewable subject to funding and performance
Date of Issue:
Closing Date:
21 May 2014
30 May 2014
Background
With a growing recognition that reducing forest-based carbon emissions is critical to curve global warming, a mechanism under the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been put in place, named REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation). It is part of the new climate regime under global negotiations, consisting in providing nancial incentives to protect
forests and enhance their roles in mitigating climate change. Responding to this global development, the UN has set up a special partnership,
the UN-REDD Programme, since 2008, to help countries to design and deploy national REDD+ mechanisms.
Under the overall supervision of UNDP-Kenya Team Leader for Energy, Environment & Climate Change and the direct supervision of the
National Coordinator for REDD+, the Technical Coordinator will be in charge with implementing the UN-REDD Kenya targeted-support
proposal (Project Initiation Document) on REDD+ Governance, ensuring the organization and sequence of activities, supporting recruitments
and technical meetings, ensuring deliverables, fostering liaisons between stakeholders and experts, reviewing and editing reports, organizing
consultation events and, as required, supporting the National Coordinator for REDD+. The Technical Coordinator will play a key function of
supporting implementation, overseeing the project and sustaining the daily progress for each component, as dened in the Project Initiation
Document, in order to ensure the efective delivery of the works conducted by number of national and international consultants and experts
engaged in this Project for diferent outputs and components, and through due consultation with stakeholders.
The Technical Coordinator will be based in the National REDD+ Ofce, at the Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources (MEWNR),
but will visit the UNDP-Kenya ofce for meetings as required and to liaise with the UN-REDD Africa unit.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
Haster's uegree in Social Sciences, Lnvironmental Studies or a related feld and at least 3 years of relevant experience or
8achelors' uegree in Social Sciences, Lnvironmental Studies or a related feld and at least 6 years of relevant experience.
Experience:
uemonstrable experience in the coordination and/or implementation of development projects, especially focusing on institutional
capacities.
lield experience or engagement in climatechange projects is desirable
Lxperience in drafting technical notes as well as in computer software
Lxperience in partnership building
lamiliarity with PLuu+ process in Kenya desirable
Knowledge of governance issues (especially anticorruption is an asset)
Lxperience working or partnering with the HLwNP and KLACC is an asset.
lluency in Lnglish required. Knowledge of Kiswahili is desirable.
The full terms of reference for the position can be accessed on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal on the UNDP Kenya website -
http://www.ke.undp.org
Notice
UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its stafng patterns.
Page 28 / National NEWS Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
By PHARES MUTEMBEI
A leadership tussle in the
African Independent Pente-
costal Church of Africa (AIP-
CA) is threatening to divide the
two million faithful.
On Monday, some mem-
bers of the AIPCA central board
disowned a newspaper adver-
tisement alleging that the in-
uential organ that governs
the churchs activities had
ousted Paul Gichu.
To put the record straight,
the AIPCA Central Board has
not had any meeting to discuss
the conduct of any member in
the recent past. No special gen-
eral meeting has been held to
excommunicate anyone. Paul
Gichu is the popularly elected
national chairman and he is
the one in charge of the leader-
ship of the AIPCA, said the na-
tional administration secretary
of the church, Mr Stanley
Muthomi.
The faithful congregated at
the AIPCA Bahati centre carry-
ing banners and protesting
against the alleged author of
the ouster, Archbishop Amos
Kabuthu who they said was
working in cahoots with some
church commissioners to ille-
gally oust Gichu.
They questioned Kabuthus
suitability to lead the church,
whose national membership is
estimated at about two mil-
lion, in 1,578 branches across
the country.
Kabuthu is embroiled in a
court battle with a member of
the church who wants him to
produce academic papers to
prove he meets the required
academic qualications to vie
Kenya has no elaborate e-waste disposal plan, study reveals
Leadership
wrangles
threaten to
split church
By ALLY JAMAH
The Kenya Industrial Research and
Development Institute (KIRDI) has
raised an alarm over the threat of haz-
ardous electronic waste.
A recent study by Kirdi revealed the
country does not have an elaborate e-
waste disposal mechanism even as mil-
lions of Kenyans purchase mobile
phones, personal computers, radios,
tablets and other electronic goods and
discard them as soon as they become
obsolete.
This problem is growing in magni-
tude and many Kenyans are not aware
of the risks. Inappropriate and unsafe
management practices related to col-
lection, handling, recycling and dispos-
al of end-of-life e-wastes are doing
great harm to peoples health, the
study revealed. Faridah Were, a senior
research scientist at Kirdi said studies
in hotspot areas such as the Dandora
dump site in Nairobi revealed high lev-
els of toxic metals such as copper, cad-
mium, lead and chromium in the soil
and water.
The investigations indicate that the
pollution was due to burning of e-
waste, so much that the levels of the
heavy metals in that area far exceeded
the European Union and World Health
Organisation limits.
E-wastes have more than 1,000 dif-
ferent substances that fall under haz-
ardous materials category and which
include heavy metals like lead, mercu-
ry, arsenic, cadmium and selenium. Al-
so in the mix are radioactive elements
and plastics, which are levels far higher
than those allowed, said Dr Were.
Kenyans generate an estimated
11,400 tonnes of e-waste from refriger-
ators, 2,800 tonnes from TVs, 2,500
tonnes from personal computers, 500
tonnes from printers and 150 tonnes
from mobile phones annually.
Alleged ouster
of Pentecostal
Church of Africa
chairman sparked
the row
for the post of Archbishop. One
has to be a holder of a degree
in theology from a recognised
university to qualify for the
post. The newspaper adver-
tisement alleged that Gichu
was excommunicated along-
side other leaders of the
church.
Bertha Mwangi, the nation-
al chairperson of the womens
council and wife of the former
head of the AIPCA, the late
Archbishop Samson Gaitho
termed the alleged excommu-
nication illegal and malicious.
We have had our wrangles
and have tried to reach out to
one another to reach an under-
standing. There must be a two-
thirds majority to replace the
leadership, according to our
Constitution, she said.
Archbishop Kabuthu could
not be reached for comment as
he was holed up in a meeting.
However, speaking on Ka-
buthus behalf AIPCAs assis-
tant secretary general Benard
Mwangi said the excommuni-
cation of Gichu was ofcial.
It is very ofcial and it re-
mains that. He (Gichu) formed
a splinter group in the church.
It maybe because he is ghting
for the leadership of the AIP-
CA. Archbishop will call a press
conference to spell out the po-
sition of the AIPCA, said
Mwangi.
POWER DISPUTE
Archbishop Amos Ka-
buthu of the African In-
dependent Pentecostal
Church of Africa through
a newspaper advertise-
ment announced that
Paul Gichu, the churchs
national chairman had
been excommunicated
However, some mem-
bers of the churchs Cen-
tral Board say no meet-
ing was convened to dis-
cuss Gichus ouster
Pursuant to Article 252(c) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and section 18 of the National Land
Commission Act 2012, the Commission invited applicants for the position of Director Survey and
Director Corporate Communication. A total of Eleven applications (11) were received for Director
Corporate Communication, four (4) applicants were Shortlisted. A total of Five applications (5)
were received for Director Survey, four (4) applicants were Shortlisted. The Names of the Shortlisted
candidates to be interviewed at Ardhi House is as Follows.
INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR DIRECTOR SURVEY
S/NO NAME ID NUMBER GENDER COUNTY TIME DATE
1 SAKAYO MWENDWA MWANGA 0 235845 M KITUI 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 23RD MAY 2014
2 ABDULKADIR IBRAHIM JATANI 7147898 M MARSABIT 10:30 AM - 11: 00 AM 23RD MAY 2014
3 ZACHARY THUKU KANUNU 0 237846 M NYERI 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 23RD MAY 2014
4 JULIUS KIPLAGAT ROTICH 5613695 M NANDI 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 23RD MAY 2014

INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR DIRECTOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATION
S/NO NAME ID NUMBER GENDER COUNTY TIME DATE
1 OLIVE CHEPKORIR METET 22068038 F KERICHO 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 23RD MAY 2014
2 VIRGINIA WANGARI NDUNGU 16030036 F KIAMBU 10:30 AM - 11: 00 AM 23RD MAY 2014
3 LILIAN JEROTICH KIMETO 11865288 F ELGEYO MARAKWET 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 23RD MAY 2014
4 NOELLA M. MUTANDA 13788664 F BUSIA 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 23RD MAY 2014
Pursuant to Article 10 of the constitution of Kenya 2010, members of the public are invited to submit
any information that they may have bearing on the suitability of the candidates shortlisted above.
The shortlisted candidates should bring with them Original National Identity Card, Academic
certicate, testimonials and up to date:
1) KRA clearance certicate
2) EACC clearance certicate
3) Credit Reference Bureau Certicate
4) CID certicate of Good Conduct
For more Information or inquiries visit our website www.nlc.or.ke
Secretary/CEO
National Land Commission
1st Ngong Avenue Ardhi House
P.O Box 44417-00100,
Nairobi
NOTICES / Page 29
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KERICHO
TENDER NOTICE
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
The County Government of Kericho invites sealed tenders from eligible Bidders for the prequalication of supply of the following items to various Government
Ministries/Departments and Public Institutions within the County for the Financial Year 2014-2015 with effect from 1
st
July, 2014.
S/NO. CATEGORY
PRE-QUALIFICATION OF SUPPLIERS FOR GOODS, WORKS AND SERVICES PREFERRED GROUP
SUPPLY OF GOODS
1. CGK/P/001/2014/2015 Supply of General ofce Supplies e.g printing papers, pens/biros, les, drinking water etc
Youth, Women & People
with disabilities
2. CGK/P/002/2014/2015 Supply of Disaster Management Equipment and Materials Open
3. CGK/P/003/2014/2015 Supply of Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants Open
4. CGK/P/004/2014/2015 Supply of medical equipments Open
5. CGK/P/005/2014/2015 Supply of Wood Fuel and Cooking Gas Open
6. CGK/P/006/2014/2015 Supply of Food Stuff (e.g. Beef, Goat Meat, Mutton, Chicken, Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables, etc) Open
7. CGK/P/007/2014/2015 Supply of Hardware Materials, Paints and Thinners and Miscellaneous Materials Open
8. CGK/P/008/2014/2015 Supply of Tyres Tubes for plants Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles Open
9. CGK/P/009/2014/2015 Supply of Automotive Batteries Open
10. CGK/P/010/2014/2015 Supply of GI, UPVC, HDPE Pipes & Fittings and Water Metres Open
11. CGK/P/011 /2014/2015 Supply of ofce and household Furniture Open
12. CGK/P/012/2014/2015 Supply of Computers, Printers, Scanners, Laptops, UPSs, Shredders and Photocopiers Open
13. CGK/P/013/2014/2015 Supply of Fire Proof Safes and Cabinets Open
14. CGK/P/014/2014/2015 Supply of Timber and allied Materials Open
15. CGK/P/015/2014/2015 Supply of Medical reagents Open
16. CGK/P/016/2014/2015 Supply of Telephone Headsets, and Telephone Accessories Open
17. CGK/P/017/2014/2015 Supply of Motor vehicles, motorcycles and Motor Grader Spare parts Open
18. CGK/P/018/2014/2015 Supply of Ofce Furnishings (Curtains, Carpets, Shears, and Blinders) and Fittings
Youth, Women & People
with disabilities
19. CGK/P/019/2014/2015 Supply of Kitchen & Household Appliances Open
20. CGK/P/020/2014/2015 Supply of Electrical items, Appliances, Fittings accessories Open
21. CGK/P/021/2014/2015 Supply of Sporting Equipment, Protective Clothing and Uniforms Open
22. CGK/P/022/2014/2015
Supply of Farm Inputs, Acaricides, Herbicides, Insecticide & Pesticide Chemicals, Veterinary
Drugs & Animal Sprays and Spraying Equipment
Open
23. CGK/P/023/2014/2015 Supply of Fingerlings, Fish-Feeds and Fish-Pond Materials Open
24. CGK/P/024/2014/2015 Supply of Trees seeds, Seedlings, and maintenance of Model tree nurseries
Youth, Women & People
with disabilities
25. CGK/P/025/2014/2015 Supply of Fresh Cut Flowers & Supply/Maintenance of Indoor Potted Plants
Youth, Women & People
with disabilities
26. CGK/P/026/2014/2015 Supply of Scratch and Calling Cards
Youth, Women & People
with disabilities
27. CGK/P/027/2014/2015 Supply of Newspapers, Magazines ,Periodicals &Documentaries
Youth, Women & People
with disabilities
28. CGK/P/028/2014/2015 Supply of Building Materials (Stones, Ballast, Sand, Hard-core, etc) Open
29. CGK/P/029/2014/2015
Supply of Power Generators, Solar Equipment and Electric water pumps and Electric water
pumpsets
Open
PROVISION OF WORKS AND SERVICES
30. CGK/P/030/2014/2015
Provision of Servicing, Repair and Maintenance of Medical Equipment, Plant, and Other
Machineries
Open
31. CGK/P/031/2014/2015 Maintenance of Sewerage Systems and Cleaning of Lagoons Open
32. CGK/P/032/2014/2015 Provision of Car Hire and Transportation Services Open
33. CGK/P/033/2014/2015 Provision of Printing and Publishing Services Open
34. CGK/P/034/2014/2015 Provision of Security Printing Services (e.g. accountable documents, etc.) Open
35. CGK/P/035/2014/2015 Provision of Screen Printing, Neon, Signs and Tagging/Bar-coding of Assets Open
36. CGK/P/036/2014/2015 Provision of Installation & Maintenance of Street Lighting Open
37. CGK/P/037/2014/2015 Repair and Maintenance of Ofce Equipment & Furniture Open
38. CGK/P/038/2014/2015 Provision of Air Ticketing Services (IATA registered Firms only) Open
39. CGK/P/039/2014/2015 Provision of Fumigation and Pest Control Services Open
40. CGK/P/040/2014/2015
Repair and Servicing of Motor Vehicles, Plants and Equipment (eligible Firms must be
registered with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and be duly insured)
Open
41. CGK/P/041/2014/2015 Provision of Branding Services ,Printing of T-shirts, Caps , Banners etc
Youth, Women & People
with disabilities
42. CGK/P/042/2014/2015 Provision of Cleaning Services (including Curtains, Carpets, etc) Open
43. CGK/P/043/2014/2015 Provision of Exhaustion Services (for Sceptic Tanks and Pit Latrines) Open
44. CGK/P/044/2014/2015 Repair/Servicing of Computers, Printers and Photocopiers
Youth, Women & People
with disabilities
45. CGK/P/045/2014/2015 Provision of Construction/Maintenance of Road Works Open
46. CGK/P/046/2014/2015
Provision of Construction Services for Surface Waters - Spring protection, Trenching and
Pipe laying
Open
47. CGK/P/047/2014/2015 Provision of Construction Services for Ground Waters (Borehole related Works) Open
48. CGK/P/048/2014/2015
Provision of Construction and Renovation/Refurbishment/ Redecoration Works of
Buildings/Houses &Fire Towers
Open
49. CGK/P/049/2014/2015 Provision of Construction Works of Footbridges and Other structures Open
50. CGK/P/050/2014/2015 Provision of Electrical Works buildings. Open
51. CGK/P/051/2014/2015 Provision of Mechanical and Plumbing Works Open
52. CGK/P/052/2014/2015
Provision of Catering Services, hire of Tents/Chairs, Event Organizers ,promotion, marketing
etc
Open
53. CGK/P/053/2014/2015 Provision of Security Guarding Services Open
54. CGK/P/054/2014/2015 Provision of Internet Service ,Networking Services (LAN & WAN) Open
55. CGK/P/055/2014/2015 Provision of Garbage collection services Open
56. CGK/P/056/2014/2015 Provision of Web Development and Maintenance Services Open
57. CGK/P/057/2014/2015
Provision of Consultancy Services (Quantity Survey, Project Management, Architectural and
Engineering etc)
Open
58. CGK/P/058/2014/2015 Provision of Legal Services Open
59. CGK/P/059/2014/2015 Provision of Valuation Services Open
60. CGK/P/060/2014/2015 Provision of Land Surveying Services Open
61. CGK/P/061/2014/2015 Provision of Training, Capacity building and Team building Service. Open
62. CGK/P/062/2014/2015
Provision of Consultancy training on natural resources management, environment &
Natural Resources conservation, wildlife census etc
Open
63. CGK/P/063/2014/2015 Provision of Interior decor, Landscaping/Beautication Services & Litter bins. Open
64. CGK/P/064/2014/2015
Provision of Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Services, hydro-geological survey,
baseline surveys, forest management plans etc
Open
65. CGK/P/065/2014/2015 Provision of Sanitary Services Open
66. CGK/P/066/2014/2015 Supply, Servicing and Maintenance of Fire ghting equipments. Open
67. CGK/P/067/2014/2015
Construction of dumpsites, Eco toilets, check dams, soil erosion control/gabions
constructions.
Open
68. CGK/P/068/2014/2015 Provision of hire of equipment & machinery Open
69. CGK/P/069/2014/2015 Provision of Debt collection and auctioneering services Open
70. CGK/P/070/2014/2015 Provision of Road markings and Signage Open
71. CGK/P/071/2014/2015 Supply of Human Medicine Open
72. CGK/P/072/2014/2015 Supply of Non-Pharmaceutical and Dressing Materials Open
73. CGK/P/073/2014/2015 Supply of X-Ray accessories Open
74. CGK/P/074/2014/2015 Supply of Medical and Industrial Gasses. Open
75. CGK/P/075/2014/2015 Provision of dental equipment & accessories Open
Complete set of detailed Tender documents shall be obtained by interested Bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of KShs.1, 000/= (Kenya Shillings
One Thousand Only) per set of Tender Document to Cash Ofces at the Ground Floor of the Ofce of the Governor, Kericho County (along Nairobi-Kisumu
Highway) during Ofcial Working Hours (8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.)
Tender bids in plain sealed envelopes bearing the Category number (in bold) on the top right hand corner but with no indication of the Tenderers name
should be posted to: -
The County Secretary
County Government of Kericho
P.O. Box , 112-20200, KERICHO
so as to reach him on or before , 5
th
June 2014 , at 1 0.30 a.m. (East African Time) or be placed in the Tender Box situated on the Ground Floor of the County
Government of Kericho .Submitted bids will be opened publicly in the presence of Bidders representatives who choose to attend at the Kericho County
Government ofces, (County Hall) Ground Floor. Late bids will not be accepted whotsoever and will be returned unopened.
Youth, Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to participate, should attached preference certificate (YAPCO) and indicate in the
envelope the preference group.
All queries regarding this tender should be directed to the undersigned.

Head, Supply Chain Management Services
KERICHO COUNTY GOVERNMENT.
KENYA SUGAR BOARD
INTERNATIONAL TENDER
The Kenya sugar Board invites tenders from eligible candidates for Design, Construction,
Supply, Installation, Testing, Training, Commissioning and Handing over of Nine Number
Cane Testing Units at Nine Number Different Cane Buying Centres in the Republic Of Kenya
as a turnkey project.
The Tender documents can be obtained by any interested tenderer upon payment of a
non-refundable fee of Kenya Shillings 1,000/= payable to our accounts ofce in cash or
Bankers cheque. Candidates are advised that the fee does not include postage charges.
The Tender documents can also be viewed and downloaded free of charge from the Boards
website: www.kenyasugar.co.ke. Bidders who download the tender document from the
website must forward their particulars immediately to info@kenyasugar.co.ke, for records
and any further clarications and addenda.
Interested candidates may obtain further information from the Head of Sugar Technology
and the Procurement Ofce.
Completed tenders should be submitted accompanied by a tender security issued by a
reputable bank or insurance company so as to be received on or before Friday 27
th
June,
2014 at 11.00 a.m. Failure to provide tender security will lead to disqualication of the
tender.
Prices quoted shall be inclusive of all duty and taxes and shall remain valid for 90 days
from the closing date of the tender.
Pre-tender site visit by tenderers or their representatives will be on 3
rd
, 4
th
& 5
th
June, 2014
at 9:00 a.m. The Pre tender site visits timetable is contained in the Tender document.
Completed tender documents shall be submitted in plain sealed envelope clearly
marked:
Tender No: KSB/T/04/2014: Nine Cane Testing Units and marked DO NOT OPEN
BEFORE FRIDAY 27
TH
JUNE, 2014 at 11.00 a.m. and addressed to:
The Chief Executive Ofcer,
Kenya Sugar Board
Sukari Plaza, Building,
P.O. Box 51500- 00200,
NAIROBI- KENYA
Or be deposited in the tender box situated at the main reception of the Kenya Sugar Board
headquarters so as to reach the undersigned on or before Friday 27
th
June, 2014 at 11.00
a.m. local time.
Tenders will be opened at 11.30 a.m local time at the Kenya sugar Board Headquarters
Board room, in the presence of tenderers/ representatives who choose to attend the
opening. Late tenders shall be rejected.
KINDLY NOTE THAT THE ADVERT ON THE SAME, THAT WAS POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE
AND RAN IN THE STANDARD AND STAR NEWSPAPERS ON FRIDAY 16
TH
MAY 2014 IS
HEREBY CANCELLED AND REPLACED BY THIS ADVERT.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION,
TESTING, TRAINING AND COMMISSIONING OF
NINE NUMBER CANE TESTING UNITS
TENDER NO: KSB/T/04/2014
Looking for the
right person for
the job ...?
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF
AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
JKUAT IS ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED Setting Trends in Higher Education, Research and Innovation
TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT
P. O. BOX 62000-00200, City Square NAIROBI, KENYA .
TELEPHONE: (067) - 52181-4, 52711, FAX: (067)-52197
Website: www.jkuat.ac.ke
1. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a well established public university in
Kenya, renowned for its research outputs, and for producing highly professional leaders in the elds of
Agriculture, Engineering, Enterprise Development, Built Environment, Health Sciences, Social Sciences
and Applied Sciences.
2. The University, located in Juja, 35 Kms from Nairobi, on Thika Superhighway wishes to expand its teaching
and research infrastructure to meet the increased demand for higher education in the country; in line
with Kenya Vision 2030 and other sectoral policies.
3. This Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) is for the Financing, Construction, Equipping and
Furnishing of various Tuition and Of ce facilities at various Campuses of JKUAT, as tabulated below:
S/N TENDER NO. PROJECT DESCRIPTION & LOCATION
1 JKUAT/51/2014-2015 College of Engineering and
Technology (COETECH) Block
Laboratories, technical drawing rooms, of ces and
lecture/teaching facilities at the Main Campus, Juja
2 JKUAT/52/2014-2015 College of Human Resource
Development (COHRD)
Complex
Of ces, Tuition facilities, Library, Multimedia Centre,
Business Centre, sports elds and access roads at
Kenyatta Road, of Thika Superhighway.
3 JKUAT/53/2014-2015 Westlands Campus Of ces, Tuition facilities, Laboratories, and Lecture
Theatres at the Westlands Campus
4 JKUAT/54/2014-2015 Mombasa CBD Campus Basement Parking, conferencing, commercial and
academic facilities in the Mombasa Central Business
District
5 JKUAT/55/2014-2015 Extension to the Common
Lecture Building
Lecture rooms and theatres at the Main Campus,
Juja
4. JKUAT (hereunder referred to as the Employer) now invites applications for pre-qualication for the
nancing, construction, equipping and furnishing of the said facilities.
5. Eligible, competent and registered contractors must demonstrate capacity to nance and construct
the proposed scope of works. Favorable moratorium, nancing model, cost of nance and construction
period will form a signicant basis for awarding the contract upon invitation to tender.
6. Applicants who apply for more than one project MUST meet the AGGREGATED nancial requirements for
the combination.
7. The following are mandatory requirements for the Applicants:
(i) Valid registration as Building Contractor National Construction Authority 1 (NCA1) or NCA
approved equivalent for the case of International Bidders.
(ii) Five (5) years signed audited accounts (2008 2012) with an average turnover of the last ve
(5) years as indicated in the respective eligibility and qualication criteria.
(iii) Minimum average annual turnover for each project as contained in the Pre-qualication
Documents.
(iv) Notarized Certicate of Company Incorporation.
(v) Valid Tax compliance certicate.
(vi) Proof of citizenship and shareholding of directors.
(vii) Power of Attorney.
(viii) Sworn af davit detailing the applicants litigation history.
(ix) Declaration of no conict of interest.
(x) Duly signed application by the person lawfully authorized to do so.
(xi) Submission of the required number of copies.
(xii) An anti-corruption declaration statement duly signed by a person lawfully authorized person.
(xiii) Proles of intended sub-contractors with minimum NCA 1 registration or NCA approved
equivalent in their relevant categories, where applicable.
(xiv) Letters of consent to seek verication of nancial information provided
8. The pre-qualication documents are available at www.jkuat.ac.ke free of charge.
9. Duly completed documents in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked with the pre-qualication number
and addressed to Deputy Vice Chancellor (APD), P.O. Box 62000 00200, Nairobi, KENYA, should
be deposited in the Tender Box at the Department of Procurement, JKUAT Juja campus, and not any other
place, of ce or campus, not later than 1100 hrs. local time, on Thursday June 19, 2014. Opening of the
documents will be done immediately thereafter in the presence of the applicants or their representatives
who choose to attend.
FINANCING, CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPPING AND
FURNISHING OF PROPOSED TUITION AND OFFICE
FACILITIES IN VARIOUS CAMPUSES
REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPRESSI ON
OF INTEREST

TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT
Setting trends in Higher Education, Research and Innovation JKUAT is ISO 9001:2008 Certied
JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF
AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
P. O. BOX 62000-00200, CITY SQUARE. NAIROBI. KENYA. TEL: (067) - 52181- 4, 52711, FAX: (067)-52197
Ofce of the Deputy Vice Chancellor
(Administration, Planning and Development)
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a public university which aspires to be a university of
global excellence in Training, Research and Innovation for Development.
For the last two decades, the University that now hosts the Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and
Innovation, a Graduate School aimed at promoting integration among African States through higher education and research
has made tremendous progress in training, research and technology transfer not only in Kenya but also in Africa.
JKUAT seeks to recruit suitable candidates to ll Professor and Associate Professor teaching positions in the following
departments:
VACANCIES
S/NO DEPARTMENT S/NO DEPARTMENT
1. Biochemistry 15. Civil, Construction & Environmental
Engineering
2. Botany 16. Mechanical Engineering
3. Chemistry 17. Mechatronic Engineering
4. Pure and Applied Mathematics 18. Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial
Information Systems
5. Statistics and Actuarial Sciences 19. Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
6. Zoology 20. Medical Laboratory Science
7. Physics 21. Clinical Sciences
8. Construction Management 22. Commerce and Economic Studies
9. Computing and Information Technology 23. Public and Community Health
10. Food Science and Technology
11. Land Resource Planning and Management 24. Human Resource Development
12. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 25. School of Law
13. Telecommunication and Information
Engineering
26. Architecture
14. Basic and Applied Statistics 27. Landscape Architecture
1. PROFESSOR GRADE 15
Must possess PhD plus at least ve (5) years of teaching and research at University as Associate professor.
The candidate must have published six (6) papers in refereed journals or at least three (3) books in the applicants
area of specialization since their last promotion as Associate Professor
Successful supervision of two (2) PhD theses and four Masters theses or eight (8) Masters projects and two (2) PhD
theses
Should have demonstrated strong academic leadership appropriate to this level
The candidate will be subjected to external academic peer review in consultation with the respective faculty
Proven ability to attract research funds
In addition, he/she must be actively afliated to an appropriate professional body
2. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - GRADE 14
Must possess PhD in a relevant eld plus at least ve (5) years of teaching and research at University as a Senior
Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow
The candidate must have published ve (5) papers in refereed journals or two (2) scholarly books or four (4) papers
in refereed journals and two (2) chapters in a scholarly book
Successful supervision of one (1) PhD thesis and three (3) Masters theses or six (6) Masters projects and one (1)
PhD thesis or two (2) PhD theses since last promotion
Should have demonstrated academic leadership appropriate to this level
The candidate will be subjected to external academic peer review in consultation with the respective faculty
Proven ability to attract research funds
In ad dition, he/she must be actively afliated to an appropriate professional body
How to Apply
Applicants should:
(i) Submit three (3) copies of the letters of application, certicates, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include
full details of education and professional qualications, experience, present salary, names and addresses of three
referees, one of whom must be from the present employment.
(ii) Visit the University website; www.jkuat.ac.ke for more details on specic departments
(iii) Indicate clearly the position on the application letter and on the envelope which should be addressed to:
The Deputy Vice Chancellor
Administration, Planning and Development
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology
P.O. Box 62000-00200
NAIROBI.
So as to be received on or before 5
th
June, 2014
PRINTING OFFICER GRADE 12
JKUAT seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to ll the above position.
The candidate must possess a Bachelors Degree in Printing Technology from recognized institutions or Diploma in
Printing Technology with seven (7) years experience in Grade 11 or equivalent position OR
The candidate must possess Masters Degree in a relevant eld with ve (5) years experience in grade 11 or equivalent
position.
Job description
The successful candidate will be responsible for the entire University Printing services viz:
General management, Preparing Work Schedules, Ordering of raw materials, Allocating duties, Preparing monthly returns,
Arranging for service & maintenance of equipment, Quality control & Stock control, Costing & estimating and Inventory of all
equipments in the Section.
How to Apply
Applicants should:
(i) Submit three (3) copies of the letters of application, certicates, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include
full details of education and professional qualications, experience, present salary, names and addresses of three
referees, one of whom must be from the present employment.
(ii) Indicate clearly the position on the application letter and on the envelope which should be addressed to:
The Deputy Vice Chancellor
Administration, Planning and Development
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology
P.O. Box 62000-00200
NAIROBI.
So as to be received on or before 4
th
June, 2014
NB: For all the advertised positions above, only short listed candidates will be contacted.
NOTICES / Page 31
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard

TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT
Setting trends in Higher Education, Research and Innovation JKUAT is ISO 9001:2008 Certied
In Collaboration with
JKUAT REGIONAL ACAD
JKUAT REGIONAL ACADEMY
CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY PROGRAMME
P.O. BOX 62000 NAIROBI, TEL (067) 52711/52181- 4 Ext. 2340 Or (067) 52244 email: director@icsit.jkuat.ac.ke
JKUAT CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY JUNE 2014 INTAKE
Jomo Kenyatta University Cisco Networking Academy in its Teaching role wishes to advertise full-time & part-time
courses in IT Essentials, CCNA Routing and Switching 1-4 and Cyber Security and CCNA Security, Health
Information Networking For those who have trained in CCNA 1- 4 . These courses will be offered in the following
Jomo Kenyatta University Campuses: Nairobi Westlands Campus, Nairobi CBD and Juja Campus, Nakuru CBD,
Kisii CBD.
Mode of Learning
The courses start on 2
nd
June 2014
The students are expected to attend four hours of training each day during weekdays for a period of four
weeks.
The four hours each day will include both theory and practical lessons
Evening classes start from 5.30pm 7.30 pm
Saturday classes start 9.00am- 2.00 pm
S/No Course Entry Requirement Duration Fee
1. IT Essentials:
PC Hardware
Software
Mean grade D+(plus) at KCSE or
Equivalent to at least D (plain) in
Mathematics and English
One Month
- Day Time Class
- Evening Class
- Weekend Class
Kshs.10,000/-
2. CCNA Routing
and Switching
Mean grade C-(minus) at KCSE or
equivalent with at least D (plain ) in
mathematics or physics or IT essentials
certicate or IT Essentials Certicate
with PASS
One Months per
module
- Day Time Class
- Evening Class
- Weekend Class
Kshs 40,000/
(Ksh 10,000/
per module.
There are 4
modules)
3. Cyber Security
and CCNA
SECURITY
All CCNA security applicants must have
passed CCNA Routing and Switching
module 1 to 4 exams.
One Month Kshs.10,000/
Health
Information
Networking
(HIN)
All HIN applicants must have passed
CCNA Routing and Switching module 1
to 3 exams.
One Month Kshs.10,000/
Application forms are available at the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) upon payment of
non-refundable fee of Ksh.1,000/- pay at National Bank of Kenya Account No.0100359103100 Brochures on the
courses and the Application forms can be downloaded from JKUAT Website: www.jkuat.ac.ke.
For more enquiries contact: Director, School of Computing & Information Technology, P. O. Box 62000-
00200 Nairobi, or Email: director@icsit.jkuat.ac.ke or Tel: 067-52244.
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KERICHO
TENDER NOTICE
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
The County Government of Kericho invites sealed tenders from eligible, qualied and competent bidders
for the following projects
Tender No Tender Eligibility Group
1. CGK/T/148/2013/2014 Construction of Compressor, Boiler
and Generator Room-Roret Pineapple
Processing Factory
Businesses Operating and Located in
Kericho County
2. CGK/T/149/2013/2014 Proposed construction of Waste water
treatment system Roret Pineapple
Factory.
Businesses Operating and Located in
Kericho County
3. CGK/T/150/2013/2014
(RE-DVERTISEMENT)
Supply and delivery of Assorted
Acaricides
Youth Women and Persons with
Disabilities
Businesses operating in Kericho
County
4. CGK/T/151/2013/2014
(RE-ADVERTISEMENT)
Supply and Delivery of Milk Coolers Open
Interested bidders should attach the following documents:-
i) Certicate of Incorporation
ii) Current Tax Compliance certicate
iii) Detailed Company prole including adequate equipments and qualied personnel for the specied works
iv) Bid bond of 2% of the tender sum from reputable Bank
v) Litigation history of the company
vi) Proof of works of similar magnitude and complexity undertaken in the last three (3) years.
vii) Audited accounts for the last three (3) Years
A complete set of tender documents may be obtained by interested candidates upon payment of a non refundable
fee of Kenya Shillings One thousand (Khs. 1,000).Completed tender documents in plain sealed envelopes clearly
marked with the tender number, and bearing no indication of the tenderers name should be dropped at Tender
Box B at the reception area Kericho County on or before 5
th
June 2014 at 10.30am. Submitted bids will be opened
publicly in the County Conference Hall soon after the above stated closing date and time, in presence of tenderers
or their representatives who choose to attend. Late bids will NOT be accepted whatsoever and will be returned
unopened.
All queries regarding this tender should be directed to the undersigned.
Head, Supply Chain Management Services
KERICHO COUNTY GOVERNMENT
LAKE BASIN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
TENDER NOTICE
Tenders are invited from eligible suppliers/rms for the supply & delivery of goods, works & services to the Authority for the nancial
Year 2014/2015 for the categories of goods & services listed below: -
PREQUALIFICATION OF SUPPLIERS FOR 2014/2015
CATEGORY A: PREQUALIFICATION FOR SUPPLY OF GOODS
Tender No. Category Description RESERVATIONS
LBDA/01/2014/2015 Supply of Assorted Ofce Stationery Open
LBDA/02/2014/2015 Supply of Farm Inputs (Fertilizer, Agrochemicals, Veterinary Drugs & Animal
Feeds)
Restricted to suppliers in
Migori, Busia, Bungoma,
Litein, Muhoroni
LBDA/03/2014/2015 Supply of Computers, Printers, Photocopier, Computer Software and
Computer Accessories
Open
LBDA/04/2014/2015 Supply of printed Stationery and Published Materials Youth, women and
persons with disabilities
LBDA/05/2014/2015 Supply of Building Materials, Paints, Plumbing and Electrical Items Open
LBDA/06/2014/2015 Supply of Spare Parts, Tyres, Tube and Batteries for Motor Vehicles and
motorcycles
Open
LBDA/07/2014/2015 Supply of Packaging Materials i.e. poly-tubes, polyethylene reels and gunny
bags
Open
LBDA/08/2014/2015 Supply of Rice Mill Spare Parts (Rubber rollers, polishing disks, ridged
cylinders and Screens
Open
LBDA/09/2014/2015 Supply and Delivery of Flowers Youth, women and
persons with disabilities
LBDA/10/2014/2015 Supply and delivery of mineral drinking water 18.9 litres dispenser bottles. Youth, women and
persons with disabilities
LBDA/11/2014/2015 Supply and Delivery of Power Generators Open
CATEGORY B: PREQUALIFICATION FOR PROVISION OF SERVICES
LBDA/12/2014/2015 Provision of Legal Services Open
LBDA/13/2014/2015 Provisions of Insurance Services Open
LBDA/14/2014/2015 Provision of Cleaning Services
Ofce cleaning (a)
Compound maintenance (b)
Youth, women and
persons with disabilities
LBDA/15/2014/2015 Provision for Servicing and Maintenance of Computers, Photocopier and
Printers
Youth, women and
persons with disabilities
LBDA/16/2014/2015 Provision of Outside Catering and Canteen Services Open
LBDA/17/2014/2015 Provision of Security Services Open
LBDA/18/2014/2015 Provision of Servicing, Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicle, Machinery
and Equipment
Youth, women and
persons with disabilities.
LBDA/19/2014/2015 Provision of Servicing , Maintenance and Repair of Farm Tractors, Bulldozer
and Excavator
Open
LBDA/20/2014/2015 Provision of Research Consultancy Services
Human Resource Services (a)
Surveys (b)
Open
LBDA/21/2014/2015 Provision Feasibility Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy Services Open
LBDA/22/2014/2015 Provision of Internet Services, Webhosting & Design Open
LBDA/23/2014/2015 Provision of Garbage Collection Services Youth, women and
persons with disabilities
LBDA/24/2014/2015 Provision of Plumbing and Sewerage Maintenance Services Open
LBDA/25/2014/2015 Provision of ICT Services (database, LAN, & WAN) Open
LBDA/26/2014/2015 Provision of repairs, maintenance and refurbishment of buildings (Small
Works)
Youth, women and
persons with disabilities
CATEGORY C: PREQUALIFICATION FOR DELIVERY OF WORKS
LBDA/27/2014/2015 Contractors for Construction and Maintenance of Building and Civil Works Open
LBDA/28/2014/2015 Drilling and equipping of Boreholes and shallow wells Open
LBDA/29/2014/2015 Construction and maintenance of small dams, water pans and spring
protection
Open
LBDA/30/2014/2015 SALE OF BOARDED STORES
No. Description Make Reg. No. Reason for Boarding Year of
manufacture
Location
1. Motorcycles Yamaha KAJ 266 S Accident re-advertised 1999 Hqs
2. Motorcycles Suzuki KAR 827 P Over twenty years 1989 Rice Mill
3 Motorcycles Yamaha KAA 526 P Re advertised 1990 Rice Mill
4 Motorcycles Suzuki KAH 877 F Engine seizure (over haul) 1998 Hqs
5 Motorcycles Honda KAA 669 P Engine seizure (over haul) 1990 Alupe
6 Motorcycles Yamaha KAJ 271S Engine seizure (over haul) 1999 Alupe
7 Motorcycles Yamaha KAJ 260 S Re advertised 1999 Rice Mill
8 Isuzu Bus Isuzu KAB 464 Accident scrap 1990 Mberere
9 Isuzu lorry Isuzu KWU 703 Over twenty years 1985 Hqs
10 Excavator UHO 033 4865 Hitachi Not registered Scrap 1985 Hqs
11 Ford 7840 Tractor Ford KAD 320 M Transmission engine overhaul 1990 Hqs
12 Kubota Tractor Kubota KWU 025 M Over twenty years 1985 Muhoroni
The boarded stores are sold on as is where basis. Viewing can be done during the week days (8.00 a.m. 5.00pm) at the
respective locations.
A complete set of tender documents may be obtained from Procurement ofce at LBDA HQs Kisumu and respective Regional Ofces
at Kerina, Bungoma, Kitale, Nandi Hills,Litein & Homabay after payment of a non-refundable fee of Kshs. 1,000.00 at our cash ofces
both in the Regional ofce and HQs. Bidders who participate in tender number LBDA/30/2014/2015 Sale of Boarded Stores will
pay a refundable bid deposit of Kshs. 1,500.00 per item. Buyers will pay all Government duties/taxes on boarded item(s) where
applicable.
Completed tender documents should be marked:
SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF GOODS, WORK AND SERVICES FOR 2014-2015
and appropriate tender number as shown above and addressed as stated below
The Managing Director
Lake Basin Development Authority
P.O. Box 1516 -40100
Tel: 020- 2023414, Fax 020- 2023422
KISUMU
Or be deposited in the tender box situated in the Authoritys Boardroom Kisumu on or before 10
th
June 2014 at 12.30 p.m. All bids
will be opened immediately in the presence of bidders or their representatives who choose to witness the opening at the Authoritys
Boardroom on 10
th
June 2014. The Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any tender bid, either in whole or part and does
not bind itself to accept any bid or give reasons for its decision.
ISO 9001:2008 Certified
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The
advice of
authority
was that the
property
be acquired
through
the relevant
procedures
as set out
in the Act
so that the
ministry
could realise
value for
the Tokyo
property
BY GEOFFREY MOSOKU
Newly appointed chairman of the
Rural Electrication Authority (REA)
Board Simon Gicharu takes over this
morning at the parastatal tasked with
connecting power to schools for the
Class One laptop project.
Gicharu swapped positions with
Faisal Abbas who will now chair the
Geothermal Development Company
board. President Uhuru Kenyatta
made the appointment on Friday.
Yesterday, Gicharu remained up-
beat that REA would work expedi-
tiously to connect electricity to all pri-
mary schools, saying he would work
harmoniously with Energy Cabinet
Secretary Davis Chirchir and the min-
istry towards achieving this man-
date.
I am condent that with the sup-
port of the Cabinet secretary, the min-
istry and the Government, this man-
date of connecting power to the
schools will be achieved, he told The
Standard in a telephone conversa-
tion.
Already, the State has allocated
Sh9.2 billion to REA to connect power
to 5,000 schools before June. An extra
Sh11 billion is to be given to REA in
the 2014/15 annual budget.
Of these schools, 4,400 will be con-
nected to the national grid.
New rural power
boss to assume
ofce today
PPOA opposed Tokyo embassy deal, court hears
By FRED MAKANA
Senior State ofcials purchased
the Tokyo property directly despite
the Public Procurement Oversight Au-
thority (PPOA) opposing the move, a
trial court has heard.
Testifying in a case in which for-
mer Foreign Affairs Permanent Secre-
tary Thuita Mwangi is charged along-
side Kenyan embassys Charge
daffaires Allan Mburu and Anthony
Muchiri are accused of illegally ap-
proving the purchase of property in
Tokyo for the embassy and ambassa-
dors residence, Kirinyaga Governor
Joseph Ndathi, the then director of
administration in the ministry, in-
formed court that he chaired the min-
isterial tender committee.
My advice was that we should not
follow that route as we were already
past the nancial year and in my wis-
dom I was looking at the time that was
left given the long procurement pro-
cedures in acquiring such a property,
Ndathi testied. Ndathi said he learnt
According to former
administration
director, procurement
body said the purchase
would be illegal
about the purchase of the Tokyo prop-
erty on January 12 after reporting
back after his vacation. He said the
matter of purchasing the Tokyo prop-
erty came up in the meeting of March
12, 2009 and the tender committee
deliberated on the issue but given the
amount involved in the purchase, it
was recommended that the PPOA be
consulted for guidance.
He said they contacted PPOA
through the ministerial committee
secretary Erick Korir on April 3, 2009
for advice and the way forward. We
communicated with the director gen-
eral of PPOA for authority and the
specically permitted procurement
procedure. Ndathi said.
He said in its response on April 15,
2009, PPOA said after scrutinising
documents of the intended purchase,
it noted that the purchase did not
qualify as per the laid down procure-
ment procedures.
MODERATE MEETINGS
The advice of authority was that
the property be acquired through the
relevant procedures as set out in the
Public Procurement and Disposal Act
so that the ministry could realise val-
ue for the Tokyo property, he said.
However, Ndathi informed court, the
ministry opted to purchase the prop-
erty directly after it was approved by
the ministerial tender committee
meeting of April 24, 2009. Ndathi told
court that the tender committee was
responsible for approval and his role
was to moderate the meetings.
Ndathi said the then Foreign Af-
fairs PS informed his Treasury coun-
terpart that the acquisition of the
property was part of the cost cutting
measures taken by the ministry.
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Ex-soldiers can now bring
charges against Karangi
They, however, have to
wait for the Court of
Appeals ruling before
they launch contempt
of court charges
By WILLIS OKETCH
The High Court in Mombasa has
allowed 26 former soldiers, detained
at Kenya Navy Mtongwe Base,
Mombasa, over desertion charges, to
start contempt proceedings against
Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces
(KDF), General Julius Karangi, for
refusing to set them free on bond
despite a High Court order.
And the High Court also allowed
them to serve the release orders on
Attorney General Githu Muigai after
defence lawyers said KDF ofcers in
Mombasa and Nairobi have refused
to receive the orders.
Defence lawyers returned to
court last Friday accusing Karangi,
Defence Secretary Raychelle Omamo
and other top ofcials in the military
of frustrating efforts to receive or
effect orders setting their clients free
on bond.
The lawyers also applied to serve
the release orders in the press.
COURT RULING
In his ruling yesterday, Justice
Edward Muriithi said the former
servicemen will be at liberty to move
to court for contempt orders against
General Karangi and his junior
commanders after the appellate
court delivers its ruling in Malindi.
The petitioners will be at liberty
to move to court for contempt
proceedings against the respondents
anytime after May 30 this year if, in
absence of any contrary orders from
the Court Of Appeal, the respon-
dents do not release the petitioners
on the date and time appointed
herein, he said.
Justice Muriithi gave the orders
after halting all High Court proceed-
ings on the matter until after May
29.
He, however, declined to give the
former soldiers permission to serve
General Karangi with the release
orders through the Press and instead
directed them to serve the AG saying
he represents all Government
ofcials.
Defence lawyer Charles Mwalimu
told the court that soldiers at Ulinzi
House in Nairobi denied him access
to Karangi and Omamo when he
took the release orders there.
The soldiers are being repre-
sented by Michael Mwanyale, Daniel
Kamunda, Henry Kurauka and
Charles Mwalimu. The military are
being represented by Oscar Eredi,
Alexander Jamii and Alex Muteti.
AWAIT DECISION
Justice Muriithi said the former
soldiers should complete bail
processes as they wait for the Court
of Appeal ruling.
The Court of Appeal is to make
its ruling nine days from today on
May 29 and this court must accept
that the decision of the Court of
Appeal may go either way to grant or
refuse stay of execution of the two
rulings, he said.
Justice Muriithi said if the Court
of Appeal grants the stay sought by
the military, it will reinstate the
military trials yet the servicemen
may already have been released on
bail.
He said the former servicemen
will suffer mental, emotional and
physical distress if they are set free
only for the Court of Appeal to order
their re-arrest.
This court will therefore await
the decision of the Court of Appeal
on whether there shall be stay of
execution of the ruling of this court
pending hearing and determination
of the intended appeal, he said.
The petitioners lawyer Michael Mwanyale briefs their relatives at the Momba-
sa High Court. [PHOTO: KELVIN KARANI / STANDARD]
BACKGROUND
The 26 ex-soldiers are
facing desertion charges
and have been detained at
Mtongwe Navy Base
They moved to court to
block military trials and the
High Court ruled that they be
set free on bond
KDF have ignored the ruling
and moved to the Court of
Appeal to have the military
trials reinstated
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ACTION: County takes tough
stance on illicit liquor brewing
Security agents in Voi, Taita-
Taveta county have upped the war on
illicit brew after the recent incidents
where more than 100 people died
after consuming brews laced with
killer chemicals in Eastern and
Central parts of Kenya.
Voi deputy county commissioner,
Khamasi Shivogho, said security
checks have been enhanced to ensure
killer brews, such as the notorious
Countryman, do not make their
way into the county.
Addressing the Press in his Voi
ofce, Shivogho said police have just
netted over 400 litres of illicit brew
locally known as mbangara and the
culprits arrested.
We are not going to relent on the
war against illicit liquor, he said.
Shivogho said the Voi law courts
have been ning illicit brew sellers
hefty nes of up to Sh100,000 which
he said has acted as a deterrent.
BUDGET: MCAs unhappy with
proposed funds allocation
Members of the Kili County
Assembly have suggested that the
county administration, headed by
Governor Amason Kingi (pictured
above), should recover grabbed land
to build public utilities instead of
buying new plots for that purpose.
They have questioned the wisdom
behind some suggestions made in the
2014/2015 nancial year estimates,
including the proposed use of Sh250
million to buy land and build a
modern bus park in the area.
This question came up yesterday
when Kili County Executive for
Lands, Physical planning and
Development John Mazuri tabled
his budget estimates for the next
nancial year. It showed that Sh245.6
million has been set aside for
purchase of land to build a bus park.
Nixon Mramba, one of the MCAs,
claimed land grabbing is worsening in
the region and demanded action from
the county government.
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MOMBASA COUNTY
TAITA TAVETA COUNTY
KILIFI COUNTY
Monday, March 24, 2014
C
oun
cil locks out public
tran
sport from
city C
B
D
Residents received
the move varmly
as matatu operators
protested, but nov
council says all is vell
By KEPHER OTIENO
The Municipal Council of Kisumu
in conjunction with the trafc police
department has successfully locked
public transport out of the towns
centre.
Thanks to the combined forces,
no 14-seater matatu and boda boda
operates in the central business
district now.
And residents have praised the
effort, arguing sanity has been
restored in the CBD and trafc ow
was now smooth.
No matatus or boda bodas are
allowed to pick or drop passengers
at the CBD. The ban also applies to
tricycles and it has been in effect for
the past one week, though amid
protests.
Distances shortened
The authorities have also blocked
Oginga Odinga Avenue up to
Standard Chartered Bank junction to
ease trafc ow.
Passengers are now being
dropped at Jomo Kenyatta Highway
and trek to town.
The move follows successful
negotiations between the authority
and matatu operators whose
distances have now been cut short.
We are happy because the plans
have reduced our distance by
one-and-a-half kilometres, said a
matatu operator George Onyango.
According to the town authorities
the plan aims to decongest the city
and will remain in force until 2013.
Thereafter the council will
develop fresh plans to accommodate
the increased number of private cars
in town, a source from the council
said.
Already, the number of private
cars streaming in the town has
peaked and the trafc department
anticipates the gure will rise.
The councils enforcement ofcer
in charge of the trafc order Adrian
Ouma said they would not back
down on the move.
WIN-win situation
Eng Ouma said matatu owners
appreciated the directive because
they still charge the same bus fare
despite the distance being short-
ened.
It is a win-win situation, the
matatu operators have all the
reasons to smile same as the
council, he said, as he asked them
to co-operate.
Kisumu Mayor Sam Okello
thanked the residents for allowing
them to bring sanity within the CBD.
There have been complaints of
matatu disorder within the CBD,
which have been disrupting smooth
operations of businesses.
With the new measures in force
people can now go about their
business easily without disruptions
by blaring sounds.
Nyanza PPO Njue Njagi promised
to support the council to restore
sanity and warned that those who
resist change would be arrested and
charged.
Eng Ouma said matatu owners
appreciated the directive because
they still charge the same bus fare
despite the distance being short-
ened.
It is a win-win situation, the
matatu operators have all the
reasons to smile same as the
Trafc Police ofcer redirects a matatu driver at Kisumu Bus Park entry, yes-
terday. Kisumu Municipal Council has re-routed trafc from the central busi-
ness district to de-congest the town. [PHOTO: TITUS MUNALA/STANDARD]
WHAT WAS AT STAKE
when the Council announced
the plan to reroute public
transport from the C8u, it was
received with mixed reactions
Pesidents welcomed it, say
ing it would help in planning
the town and reduce matatu
noise
At frst, the public transport
operators complied for hours
before they regrouped to
protest the directive
however, yesterday the
council said operators and
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TANZANIA: Two suspects
ashed out of hotel, killed
Two suspected notorious
criminals who have been
terrorising tourists in Masai Mara
have been lynched by a mob
in Musoma, Tanzania. Nelson
Segeria and his accomplice were
ambushed inside a guesthouse in
the town and attacked by an irate
mob, which had identied them
as known gangsters. According
to Mara Triangle Chief Executive
Ofcer Brian Heath, two other
members of the gang escaped, but
security ofcers recovered one
AK-47 rie with 427 bullets.
Two suspected notorious
criminals who have been
terrorising tourists in Masai Mara
have been lynched by a mob
in Musoma, Tanzania. Nelson
Segeria and his accomplice were
ambushed inside a guesthouse in
the town and attacked by an irate
CORNERED: Two suspects
ashed out of hotel, killed
Two suspected notorious
criminals who have been
terrorising tourists in Masai Mara
have been lynched by a mob
in Musoma, Tanzania. Nelson
Segeria and his accomplice were
ambushed inside a guesthouse in
the town and attacked by an irate
mob, which had identied them
as known gangsters. According
to Mara Triangle Chief Executive
Ofcer Brian Heath, two other
members of the gang escaped, but
security ofcers recovered one
AK-47 rie with 427 bullets.
Two suspected notorious
criminals who have been
terrorising tourists in Masai Mara
have been lynched by a mob
in Musoma, Tanzania. Nelson
Segeria and his accomplice were
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Taveta Luworo Singers Club have entertained many including Migori Senator
Dr Wilfred Machage. [PHOTO: PASCAL MWANDAMBO/STANDARD]
By PASCAL MWANDAMBO
They can aptly be described as
the entertainment and cultural
ambassadors of Taita Taveta County.
Each time they are invited to the
podium to perform, they are
received with a standing ovation.
And normally after belting out their
rst song, the jubilation from the
audience is deafening.
Taveta Luworo Singers Club has
carved an enviable niche for
themselves both in their home town
of Taveta and the county as a whole.
The group which has been in
existence for about 26 years now has
portrayed versatility and mastery of
rare talents among its members.
Apart from cultural performances
they do religious and political songs.
We mainly do cultural music
because culture is an integral part of
our life. They say wacha mila ni
mtumwa and we do not want to be
slaves by throwing away our cultures
and adopting foreign ones, group
leader Lemmy Peter told The
Standard.
GIFTED ARTISTES
The gifted singer and performer
has been leading the group in many
endeavours among them recording
their debut CD, Nzia ya Lukio (The
way of Salvation).
We mainly involve ourselves in
live performances. Recording our
music has not been our major
concern, Peter says adding that
their music is not for making
nancial gains but entertaining and
educating the society about various
issues.
Among the issues that they have
been sensitising people on is the
HIV/Aids pandemic.
Aids is real and is taking a heavy
toll on peoples lives. The economic
and social bre of society is being
torn down the middle by this
disease. As artistes, we feel duty
bound to warn people about this
Taveta cultural
singers carve
a niche for
themselves
real danger that is stalking us, he
said.
Apart from secular songs the
group also performs religious songs
and Peter observes that no one can
live a fullling life without religion
hence the reason their debut CD is
titled The way of salvation.
STRONG POINT
The 10-track audio CD was
produced eight years ago and Peter
says it has been well received due to
the secular, cultural and religious
messages in it.
He, however, observes that
producing and recording music is
quite expensive which ends up
discouraging upcoming artistes from
recording their music for the wider
audience.
rhythmically, singing in deep tones
and their regalia which is entirely
Maasai.
GROUP MEMBERS
However, nothing could be
further from the truth. The group
members are all Wataveta.
The group is currently planning
to record a video CD so they can
immortalise their performances in
pictures.
For us, live performances have
been our strongest point. Through
this, we have been able to travel to
many parts of the country and enter-
tain many revelers with our dance
and music, he says.
True to his word, the groups
dances and performances are
nothing but amazing.
One may think that the group is
made up of Maasai dancers, given
their agility in jumping up and down
By DENNIS OCHIENG
The Director of Public Prosecu-
tion and the police have been urged
to move and streamline manage-
ment of Female Genital Mutilation
(FGM) to curb rise of the practice in
Tana County.
The CEO of Womankind Kenya,
Abdullahi Mohamed, expressed
concern that despite enactment of
the FGM Act 2011, the vice is
widespread and is still secretly
practiced in parts of the country.
Womankind Kenya is a non-
governmental organisation based in
neighbouring Garissa County that
looks into issues affecting women.
Mohamed said the continued
secret practice of this vice has
undermined advocacy efforts.
He said chiefs in Tana County say
lack of funds and inadequate
knowledge on children rights
hamper the FGM ght.
Mohamed said without adequate
funds, chiefs are not able to travel
across their stations into remote
regions to enforce the anti -FGM
laws.
SPEAK UP
He urged the administrators to
constantly meet with non-govern-
mental organisations so they can
map out advocacy against FGM.
The NGO boss said the govern-
ment ought to institute greater
advocacy measures and be more
vigilant to arrest those perpetrating
the vice.
He said reports from area chiefs
indicate that many girls under the
age of age 15 are made to face the
cut with some areas having 100 per
cent prevalence, and the lowest with
55 per cent.
Meanwhile, Salah Ward represen-
tative, Sadiq Karani Duke, has
appealed to educational stake
holders to consider building a
primary school at Ziwani.
Sadiq said it is unfortunate that
children are made to walk some four
kilometres just to get to school while
others have to cross the crocodile
and hippo infested River Tana to get
to a school 11km away.
The MCA said such fetes are not
for the faint hearted and this has
caused many children to drop out of
school instead of enduring this daily
hardship.
He said when these children stay
away from school, idleness leads
them to inappropriate behaviour,
especially the boys.
FGM practice
still rife, says
NGO boss
By JOACKIM BWANA
and KELVIN KARANI
Police have raided an unlicensed
brewery in Mombasa that they
believe is behind increased
production of illicit brews in the
region.
Last week on Friday, police
found over 10,000 litres of the illicit
brew packed in six tanks of 2,500
litres each, ready for packaging and
distribution at Mikindani area.
The makeshift brewery is a
structure with 12 rooms used for
brewing, ofce, storage and
packaging.
Operators at the brewery appear
to have received reports of an
impending raid since no one was
found at the plant when police
arrived.
Police also found over a million
bottles used to pack the brew,
bottle tops, lling pumps, storage
tanks, bottle tops, and stickers that
identify the brand.
According to documents seized
during the raid, the brewery is
registered as a single business
under the name Three Wines Kenya
Limited registered in 2006 under a
Mr Muturi Masila.
The documents further revealed
that the business has been operat-
ing with an expired trading license
since 2012.
ADULTERATED BREW
Leading the raid, Jomvu sub
county assistant commissioner
Kenneth Gitonga said beer
produced at the brewery does not
meet the required standards set by
the Kenya Bureau of Standards
(Kebs).
We found documents issued by
former Mombasa City Council and
Kenya Revenue Authority showing
that the business is indeed
registered but working with expired
trade licenses, Gitonga said.
He said the beer, dubbed Uuki
Triple Star, is said to contain nine
per cent alcohol, which is consid-
ered very high and could harm
those consuming it.
Gitonga said the beer is mainly
distributed in Taita Taveta and in
areas along the Tanzania boarder.
He said according to informa-
tion from the public, the brewerys
management has employed people
to collect bottles and bottle tops,
others to wash and remove the
labels and others to pack the drink.
Gitonga said police also nabbed
a lorry packed outside the premises
that they believe is used to distrib-
ute the brew.
He said the raid is part of a plan
to smoke out illicit brew makers
and consumers in the region
adding that all unregistered liquor
sellers will be shut down.
Police seize 10,000 litres of illicit brew
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By TOBIAS CHANJI
He came, he saw, he fell in love
and conquered. But now, he has
vanished, just as mysteriously and as
fast as he appeared in Kwale four
years ago.
Detlev Janthur, a 72-year-old
Canadian, achieved notoriety and
fame for cleaning the streets of
Ukunda in Kwale.
For the two years he did this,
Janthur became a widely discussed
topic as some questioned his mental
status while others believed he was a
foreign spy sent to keep an eye on
Al-Shabaab activities in the region.
His sudden departure and
apparent abandonment of a woman
he claimed to love is now raising
fresh speculations about his lifestyle.
Last year, Janthur made headlines
when he appealed for a bride
through the media after a woman he
was living with suddenly left him.
Those who agreed to marry him
were subjected to an interview that
checked their knowledge in cookery
and etiquette, and it was Josephine
Nyanchama who passed and began
to live with the Canadian.
LIFESTYLE CHANGE
Yet last week, Janthur boarded a
plane to Germany, leaving behind a
tearful bride who says he may have
left due to feeling neglected, the
rising cost of living, insecurity or
constant claims that he was a foreign
spy.
Nyanchama, who until a few days
ago lived on Janthurs pension, now
has to adjust to a new lifestyle in a
less than comfortable environment.
She now reveals that while they
lived together, Janthur was always
troubled by jealousy and was
reluctant to let her work or travel to
Canada for fear of losing her to other
men.
The Standard has trailed Janthur
for a long time and documented his
travails, including how two other
women left him through to how he
met his latest woman.
The man had cleaned Ukundas
streets for more than two years; he
had done the same in Mtwapa for a
year.
A week before leaving for
Germany, Janthur had spoken to The
streets in different Canadian cities
for about 20 years.
Canada-based environmentalist,
Rose Bergon, who spoke to The
Standard last year, said Janthur has
always been a cleanliness crusader.
Janthur has been picking litter
every morning at 6am since the
1970s. He has picked litter in
Toronto, Banff and Montreal
(Canada), and in Stuttgart. In the
1980s, he was given a volunteer
award for his work of cleaning up
bicycle paths in his neighborhood in
Montreal, she said.
Man who
swept Kwale
streets for
free leaves
Asked if he had found anyone,
his response was: Oh yes, there are
some two or three potential
candidates but I am trying to be
careful so that I do not fall into a
trap. As you know, most girls here
will only be after material benet.
Before coming to Kenya, Janthur
worked as an architectural designer
at a national park in Canada, where
he moved with his parents as a
12-year-old boy, before retiring from
his job at 56 years.
Alongside his work, Janthur also
made a name for himself cleaning
Standard and registered his concern
over the security situation and the
county government, which had
promised him cleaning equipment,
pledges he said were never fullled.
I feel my enthusiasm has waned.
I hoped to make difference and
hopefully have people copy me but
now that has changed. I feel some
peoples attitude towards me has
changed such that I no longer go to
clean some streets, he said.
Janthurs leaving was just as
dramatic as his way of life according
to Nyanchama, who escorted him to
the Mombasa airport.
DRAMATIC EXIT
At the airport, he refused to be
searched and had a 51kg in luggage
containing all his property. In the
end, we convinced him to agree to
be checked but he told me the
experience was very embarrassing
for him, he said.
Nyanchama now claims that her
husband of about ten months left
because it was becoming too
expensive to survive in Kenya.
She said people thought Janthur
had a lot of money yet he earned
only Sh55,000 a month from his
retirement benets, which could
barely sustain them.
On her Facebook wall, Nyan-
chama has a post that reads,
Nimeachwa kwa mataa (I have
been left at the lights) and Kanjo
hawana bahati (county govern-
ment workers are on their own
now).
I really loved him and Im not
sure if he will ever come back
though I would be surprised if he
does not due to his jealous nature,
she told The Standard.
Nyanchama, who works at a
cyber caf and has one computer
bought by Janthur, is now seriously
looking for a single room away from
the self-contained double, which is
way beyond her reach.
WIFE SEARCH
Apart from seeing him sweeping
the streets, residents will remember
Janthur as the man who made his
search for a wife a public affair.
My wife left in August, came
back for a few days before disap-
pearing again. I feel very lonely and
I am seriously searching for
someone, he said back then.
Detlev Janthur,
72, has lived in
Kwale for four
years and for
two of those
years, he has
cleaned the
streets of
Ukunda for free.
[PHOTO: TOBIAS
CHANJI/STAN-
DARD]
Last week, Janthur boarded a plane to Germany,
leaving behind a tearful bride. It is not clear
whether or not he will come back to Kenya
KWALE COUNTY
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard COAST & N.EASTERN NEWS / Page 37
By STANDARD REPORTER
Garissa Governor Nadhif Jama
has broken ranks with his colleagues
over empowerment of county
commissioners by President Uhuru
Kenyatta.
Speaking in Garissa after
attending a graduation ceremony for
105 graduands at Madrasa Najah
Islamic School, Jama said he has no
problem with the President giving
additional powers to the county
commissioners.
He said the Constitution is clear
on the separation of powers and he
therefore saw no problem working
with the national Government
ofcials.
Jama said he read the presidential
circular detailing the new roles of
the county commissioners and
observed that there would be no
conict with the role played by
governors.
He said collaboration between
the county and national Govern-
ments is key for counties in northern
Kenya, especially in maintaining the
fragile security situation at the
region.
WORK TOGETHER
Partnership between these two
organs is paramount for any
meaningful development to take
place in this region. That is why I
have opted to work closely with
national Government ofcials in this
county, said Jama who was anked
by local leaders and county security
heads.
Reacting to social media
speculations on the impending
gubernatorial election petition
currently at the Supreme Court, the
governor urged residents to be
development conscious instead of
dwelling on petty politics.
The petition case is an ongoing
process and everyone should wait
for the courts decision. Let us avoid
unnecessary speculation which will
bring about unnecessary friction,
he said.
The governor will tomorrow
launch an estimated Sh800 million
development project aimed at
changing the lifestyle of Garissa
urban dwellers.
Jama is expected to ofciate
installation of high mast oodlights
and ordinary streets lights at a cost
of Sh154 million. The lights are
aimed at improving the towns
security.
Governor vows to work with county commissioners
GARISSA COUNTY
Tavevo ofcials (from right) Managing
Director Peter Shwashwa, Finance
Manager Duncan Maghanga and
Commercial Manager Justus Singi.
[PHOTO: RENSON MNYAMWEZI/STANDARD]
Garissa Governor Nadhif Jama (right) presents a cheque of Sh1.1 million to Sheikh
Khalif, principal Madrasa Najah Islamic School. [PHOTO: ABDIKADIR SUGOW/
STANDARD]
WHAT HAPPENED
The offcials appeared be-
fore County Assembly Invest-
ment and Public Accounts
Committee to answer ques-
tions raised by an audit re-
port
The report found that the
water frm had a huge water
loss, nearly twice the accept-
able amount. It also showed
that the frm failed to avail
documents required for a
proper audit of the frms
fnances
By RENSON MNYAMWEZI
Three senior managers of Taita
Taveta Water and Sewerage Com-
pany Limited (Tavevo) were
yesterday grilled for hours by the
County Assembly Investment and
Public Accounts Committee (PAC)
over nancial irregularities.
The managers, including
Managing Director Peter Shwashwa,
were summoned to shed light on an
audit report prepared by Auditor
General Edward Ouko that detected
massive loss of unaccounted water
in the rm.
Others also grilled at the County
Assembly chambers in Wundanyi
town were the companys Finance
Manager Duncan Maghanga and
Commercial Manager Justus Singi
The 2012 nancial statement
obtained by The Standard shows
that customer deposits balance of
over Sh2.4 million as at June 30, 2012
were not supported with necessary
documentation.
The report read in part: Further,
no separate bank account was
maintained for these deposits as
stipulated in the service provision
agreement. In the circumstances,
the completeness and accuracy of
the customer deposits balance of
over Sh2.4 as at June 30 could not be
conrmed.
AUDIT QUERIES
The PAC chairman, Kaloleni Ward
Representative Ahmed Omar and
other members, took the ofcers to
task asking them to explain the
irregularities detected by the Auditor
General.
The nancial report said during
the year under review, the company
produced over 2.9 million cubic
metres of water and out of this
volume only about 1.4 million cubic
metres of water were billed to
customers leaving a balance of
about 1.5 million cubic metres of
water unaccounted for.
The balance of 1.5 million cubic
Water company offcials on the
spot over auditors fndings
metres or approximately 53 per cent
of the total volume represented
unaccounted water which is 28 per
cent over and above the allowable
loss of 25 per cent according to the
Water Service Regulatory Board
guidelines.
The unaccounted water may
have resulted in loss of sales estimat-
ed at Sh112.4 million. The signicant
level of this water may negatively
impact on the Tavevos protability
and its long term sustainability,
read the report.
Yesterday, the Omar led commit-
tee asked Shwashwa and his team to
explain why they had failed to
comply with the service provision
agreement requiring the company to
maintain separate accounts of
customer deposits.
We want to know from your
ofce what occasioned such a big
loss of water nearly twice the
allowable loss. Why did your ofce
Municipal and Taveta Town Councils
and it is an agent of CWSB which
owns all the property, plant and
equipment. We do not own anything
and there are rules of engagement,
he said, shrugging off claims that the
organisation is riddled with
corruption.
Out of 29 water metres only
eight are functional and the
commodity is not measurable but
estimated. We pay nine per cent of
the total revenue collected per
month to CWSB, added Singi.
The ofcials attempted to
exonerate themselves by saying that
the necessary documentation re
available at CWSB ofces in
Mombasa.
fail to avail documents for audit and
balance. The audit report will have
serious ramication if you do not
answer the questions adequately,
Omar warned the ofcials.
BLAME FREE
Shwashwa said Tavevo is an agent
of Coast Water Service Board (CWSB)
and blamed its woes on the water
reforms.
Tavevo was formed in 2007 by
the defunct Taita Taveta County, Voi
By PATRICK BEJA
A new programme has been
launched to offer a lifeline for
thousands of Standard Eight and
Form Four school leavers in Mvita
constituency, Mombasa county.
Skills Mitaani, which is a
partnership between Mvita Con-
stituency Development Fund (CDF)
and parents, seeks to provide
vocational training for jobless school
leavers in the constituency.
Yesterday, hundreds of residents
and prospective beneciaries turned
up for an exhibition by more than 20
vocational institutions at the Lohana
Hall to mark launch of the ambitious
programme.
Mvita MP, Abdulswamad Shariff
Nassir, said the programme seeks to
address rising unemployment in the
constituency.
He said this year, the rst batch
of 1,200 youth will be taken to
vocational training institutions
where they will acquire various
skills.
BENEFIT YOUTH
Every year, 78 per cent of those
who do not get into secondary
school due to low grades remain idle
because they lack skills. We have
come up with a programme which
will benet such individuals, Nassir
said.
Nassir said more youth will be
sponsored for vocational training
every year to gain necessary skills so
they can acquire Uwezo Funds and
start income generating projects.
The Mvita CDF has set aside Sh12
million which will cater for 60 per
cent of the total cost while parents
will provide 40 per cent.
After consultations with local
residents and the MP who is our
patron, we decided to set aside these
nances to enable us sponsor youth
for various courses, Mvita CDF
chairman Omar Shariff said.
Nassir said the programme may
be expanded in future to benet
more youth.
Training to
empower
jobless youth
MOMBASA COUNTY
TAITA TAVETA COUNTY
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard Page 38 / COAST & EASTERN NEWS
Parliamentary Budget and Appropriations Committee members when they toured
the stalled Umaa Dam in Kitui Central yesterday. Local MP Makali Mulu (in white
coat) and the committees vice chairman Nelson Gaichuhie led the team. [PHOTO:
PAUL MUTUA/STANDARD]
The counterfeit goods found by police.
[PHOTO: KELVIN KARANI/STANDARD]
By PAUL MUTUA
Kitui County leaders have said it is
high time the national government
prioritised tarmacking of the Kitui-
Kibwezi-Isiolo Road and factored it in
the 2014/2015 nancial year.
The leaders said the Government
should allocate at least Sh30 billion to
ensure that work on the 508km stretch
starts immediately.
Speaking during the Parliamen-
tary Budget and Appropriations Com-
mittees public hearing at Kituis
Multipurpose Training Institute yes-
terday, the leaders said previous gov-
ernments lacked commitment to
tarmack the road.
The residents also want the Gov-
ernment to allocate Sh1.4 billion for
rehabilitation of the stalled Umaa
Dam that is expected to ght poverty
and address lack of clean drinking
water in the region.
The countys Finance Minister Si-
mon Mundu told the session chaired
by Samburu MP Nelson Gaichuhie
that Vision 2030 aspires to have a
country with graded and rmly inter-
connected transport and communi-
cation infrastructures.
The minister said attainment of
this vision as well as the Millennium
Development Goals will depend heav-
ily on the road network quality
IMPORTANT ROAD
This neglected road is key to our
peoples livelihoods. It is also part of
an international highway that holds
the key to unlocking the economic
potential of Kitui County, Mundu
said.
He said the road would provide an
easy link to Tana River County, help
boost tourism, mineral exploitation
and transportation of agricultural
produce, and link the region to the
Mombasa port.
Speaker after speaker said the con-
troversial road has a long history with
the Government dating back four
decades.
There should be no excuse here.
The commercial contract for the Kitui-
Leaders: Use Sh30b on
Kitui-Kibwezi-Isiolo Road
Kibwezi road was approved by the
Kenya National Highways Authority
Board in February 2011 and forwarded
to Exim Bank of China (EBC) through
Treasury. The tarmacking project
should therefore not be delayed, said
ern corridor that runs from Mombasa
through Nairobi to Kampala, hence
speeding up trade in the region.
The MCA said residents have
waited too long for implementation of
the project. He warned that residents
might be forced to take mass action if
tarmacking of the crucial stretch was
not included in the next nancial
year.
It is envisaged that development
of this route will help solve Ethiopias
import problems and at the same
time bring business opportunities,
employment and increased economic
prosperity to the country as a whole,
as well as counties where the road
passes through, Kilonzo said.
Gaichuhie, who was accompanied
by committee members Makali Mulu
(Kitui Central), Daniel Nanok (Tur-
kana West), Muriuki Njagagua
(Mbeere South) and Tiyah Galgalo
(Isiolo County Woman Representa-
tive) had earlier visited Kitui Deputy
Governor Peninah Malonza and
County Commissioner Moffat Kangi
in their respective ofces.
Gaichuhie said the committee has
taken recommendations made by
residents seriously, adding that the
views will guide the national govern-
ment in allocating equitable resourc-
es for the next nancial year.
Athi River Ward Representative Peter
Kilonzo.
MASS ACTION
Mr Kilonzo said the road, if done,
would help ease trafc on the north-
By PASCAL MWANDAMBO
Voi District Education Ofcer,
Kennedy Machora, has said some
parents in Voi constituency are abet-
ting child delement by failing to re-
port the vice to authorities.
He said many such cases have not
been arbitrated in court due to lack of
evidence.
Addressing prosecutors from the
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
ofce who visited his ofce yesterday,
Machora said cases of delement
have reached alarming levels, with
about 156 cases so far reported.
FACT FINDING
The prosecutors are touring the
county on a fact-nding mission on
female genital mutilation and child
delement prevalence.
Most cases of delement are
handled at family level for fear of stig-
matisation. This denies the victims
justice and they are left to suffer psy-
chologically. However, we have
warned parents that if found to have
concealed such cases, the law will
deal with them just like the culprits
themselves, Machora said.
The ofcial said his ofce is deter-
mined to ensure that cases of dele-
ment and early marriages are eradi-
cated and asked parents, guardians
and security ofcials to work together
towards realising this objective.
By STANLEY MWANHANGA
Police in Mariakani have rescued
an infant after the mother allegedly
tried to kill the child by throwing it
into a pit latrine.
Police boss David Kerina said the
incident occurred at Mariakani Youth
Polytechnic where the mother is do-
ing her vocational training.
He said the baby is now at Maria-
kani District Hospital in stable condi-
tion.
DENIED CHARGES
We received reports that a baby
had been thrown into a toilet and we
mobilised ofcers who went and res-
cued the child, he said.
The teenage mother was later
brought before a Mariakani court to
face charges of attempted murder
which she denied, saying she was not
pregnant and so could not have given
birth as alleged by police who arrested
her.
She told the court she had gone to
relieve herself in the toilet and left
after nishing.
The revelation prompted the pre-
siding judge to order a medical ex-
amination, which will be conducted
today at the district hospital.
Parents told to
stop protecting
child delers
Police rescue
infant from
pit latrine
By STANLEY MWAHANGA
and JOACKIM BWANA
Police have uncovered a cartel
dealing in counterfeit goods includ-
ing illegal manufacture of alcohol in
Mishomoroni, Kisauni, on the north-
ern outskirts of Mombasa.
One person was arrested on Mon-
day evening after police received in-
formation from the public of the ille-
gal trade being carried out in a rental
house in Kadongo.
Police said they netted more than
100 litres of fake bleach and powdered
industrial detergents packaged in
containers with popular brand names
complete with the Kenya Bureau of
Standard (Kebs) standardisation
mark.
They recovered hundreds of alco-
hol bottles during the swoop and be-
lieve the perpetrators of the crime
were working on distilling alcohol.
FAKE PRODUCTS
The operation was mounted after
we received information that there
are people manufacturing fake prod-
ucts and selling it to unsuspecting
consumers in the county, Kisauni
OCPD Richard Ngatia said.
He said police are now hot on the
trail of a woman suspected to be the
business owner and the brains behind
the illegal operation.
The discovery comes barely a week
after police raided an unlicensed
brewery in Mombasa and found more
than 10,000 litres of illicit brew.
The brew was found packed in a
2,500-litre tank ready for packaging
and distribution in a 12-roomed
structure in Mikindani that was being
used for administration, brewing,
storage and packaging.
On Friday last week, police further
found over a million bottles used to
pack the brew, bottle tops, lling
pumps, storage tanks and stickers
identifying the brand.
Residents told the police that the
brewer had employed people to col-
lect Heineken bottles and bottle tops
then wash them and remove the la-
bels before the liquor was poured into
them for onward distribution.
By TOBIAS CHANJI
Police in Kinango Sub-county of
Kwale County have arrested 12 Ethio-
pians found hiding in a house at Meli
Kubwa village, Mackinnon Road
Ward.
According to police reports, the
aliens were in transit to South Africa
through Kenya. Kinango OCPD James
Mutungi told The Standard that the
aliens were arrested on Tuesday in a
house whose owner is unknown.
Members of the public alerted us
about the presence of suspicious
looking people living in a deserted
house. Police went in and arrested
them, he said.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Mutungi said early investigations
have shown that the aliens were
awaiting preparations to be trans-
ported from the area to neighbouring
Tanzania and then to South Africa.
He said the area has had several
such cases, which point to possible
human trafcking, and assured resi-
dents that police were following cru-
cial leads that would lead to the arrest
of the host.
We are pursuing those who facili-
tated the aliens entry into the coun-
try. Human trafcking is a major of-
fence and those involved will face the
full force of the law, he said
Mutungi said it was a challenge to
track the aliens who are mostly ferried
in long-distance trucks.
Police swoop nets counterfeit goods and brew
12 aliens found hiding in deserted house
MOMBASA COUNTY
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MOMBASA COUNTY
KITUI COUNTY
KWALE COUNTY
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A passenger dangerously rides on a motorcycle along the Naivasha-Mai
Mahiu road, unaware of the risk he is exposing himself to. Such daredevil
behaviour is common in Naivasha. [PHOTO: ANTONY GITONGA/STANDARD]
By KIPCHUMBA KEMEI
and CHARLES NGENO
Five MPs have accused county
governors of spending most of their
time and resources trying to pacify
Members of the County Assemblies
((MCAS), for fear of being im-
peached.
The issue of impeachment has
pre-occupied the governors to the
extent that they have stopped con-
centrating on their development
agendas. Most of them are busy pam-
pering MCAs to avoid motions of
impeachment, said Benjamin Lan-
gat, the Ainamoi MP.
The MP claimed the animosity
between governors and MCAs was
about access to resources, and ad-
vised them to concentrate on serving
the people to avoid impeachment.
Kipkelion MP Joseph Limo ac-
cused the governors of misusing funds
disbursed by the national Govern-
ment.
SELFISH LEADERS
The on-going ght between gov-
ernors and MCAs is all about the
control of the county funds. The
money that the national Government
has allocated to counties in this nan-
cial year is enough to change the lives
of Kenyans, not for personal gains,
he said.
Though they were in agreement
that there were some teething prob-
lems that stand in the way of realising
the aspirations of the devolved gov-
ernment, they blamed selsh and
MPs accuse
governors of
pampering
Ward reps
greedy leadership, for the problems
bedevilling county governments.
Greedy and selsh leadership
contribute the bulk of problems fac-
ing county governments. That is what
is suffocating devolution. The na-
tional Government has nothing to do
with it, said Moses Sakuda, Kajiado
West MP.
Sakuda said governors have been
loud in their criticisms of the national
Government, and ignore their failure
to deliver on the development agen-
das, and promises to the people.
They have realised that time is
running fast towards another elec-
tion, yet they have done few projects
with the money the national govern-
ment allocated them, said Sakuda.
He warned that impeachment
has a potential of slowing develop-
ment.
By PETER OCHIENG
Kenya Union of Post Primary Edu-
cation of Teachers (Kuppet) will part-
ner with county governments to es-
tablish rehabilitation centres for
teachers addicted to alcohol and
drugs.
Kuppet National Vice chairman
John Korir admitted that majority of
Kuppet members were alcohol ad-
dicts, leading to low productivity.
He expressed concern over the ris-
ing cases of absenteeism in public
schools, which he attributed to alco-
holism.
Korir said the affected teachers
should not be condemned for not
performing at their respective work
stations, arguing that the habit should
be treated as a disease.
CHEAP BREWS
While speaking to the Press in El-
doret yesterday, Korir said the union
would rollout a training programme
for its members, on the need to dis-
card consumption of cheap alcohol-
ic.
Teachers found taking alcohol,
especially during classes, will be dealt
with according to the law. We do not
want our members to be sacked, or
die from consumption of illicit brews,
Korir said.
He pointed out that several teach-
ers have been threatened with dis-
missal, while others were interdicted
after they absconded duty due to al-
coholism.
Korir also asked the Government
to avail Sh6.6 billion to the Teachers
Service Commission, to effect the
promotion of 23,000 teachers.
It was wrong for the national Gov-
ernment to renege on its promise to
release the funds. Teachers promo-
tion is one way of motivating them to
work even harder, Korir said.
Kuppet has warned that if the
Government fails to stick to its prom-
ise, the teachers will either call a na-
tion-wide strike, or seek legal redress
in court.
Kuppet to set
up teachers
rehab centres
By ROBERT KIPLAGAT
Over 90 per cent of deaths and
injuries caused by wildlife in
Baringo County are occasioned by
snakebites, a Kenya Wildlife Service
(KWS) ofcial has said.
Baringo deputy warden Jacque-
line Bubi said that the deaths have
remained constant, despite high
sensitisation.
Last year alone, a total of 58
cases of wildlife conicts cases
were reported in Baringo, with
snakebites topping the list, said
Bubi.
Among them were 52 injuries
and six deaths caused by wildlife,
where a total of Sh4.3 million was
disbursed as compensation for the
victims and their kin.
In the new KWS Act, the value
for compensation for deaths has
been increased from the previous
Sh200,000 to Sh5 million, while
injuries is up to Sh3 million from
the previous Sh50,000.
We had 26 cases in Baringo
Central and East Pokot, and 26
cases in Marigat. Most of them
were compensated under the old
scheme as the new Act is yet to be
fully formulated, she said.
Bubi said most injuries and
livestock losses were caused by
crocodiles. The number could be
higher, since most cases go
unreported due to remoteness of
the area.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard RIFT VALLEY NEWS / Page 41
MPs Samuel Moroto (left) and Alfred Keter address a press conference at
Parliament buildings recently. Moroto has called for the naming of the
directors of Anglo Leasing rms. [PHOTO: FILESTANDARD]
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua
also supports move to pay Anglo
Leasing rms. [PHOTO: FILE/STANDARD]
By WILBERFORCE NETYA
and PETER OCHIENG
The Coalition for Reforms and
Democracy (CORD) has a right to
stage peaceful demonstrations against
President Uhuru Kenyattas resolution
to pay Anglo Leasing rms, a Jubilee
MP has said.
Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto
yesterday noted that the opposition
coalition is allowed by the Constitu-
tion to express their dissatisfaction
with the move that is likely to cost
taxpayers billions of shillings.
The MP called on President Uhuru
Kenyatta to name the owners of An-
glo Leasing rms, which he directed
to be paid Sh1.4 billion.
Pointing out that rumours indi-
cated those involved in the scam
were well known people and acquain-
tances of inuential people in the
government, Moroto said Kenyans
had a right to know where their hard-
earned tax cash was going.
He vowed not to vote in favour of
the payments when the motion comes
to Parliament.
Being a Christian, I would be do-
ing injustice to the electorate if I voted
in favour of the payment to unidenti-
ed people, when the country has a
myriad challenges to tackle, said the
legislator.
INSECURITY CHALLENGES
Moroto, who is in the Amani coali-
tion, an afliate of the Jubilee coali-
tion, noted that the country is cur-
rently faced with insecurity
challenges, and asked the Govern-
ment to use the money on security.
We now have threats from terror-
ists. Where will we get money to buy
weapons for our security and soldiers
if we spend all these amounts on An-
glo Leasing, wondered Moroto who
is also a member of the Parliamentary
Committee on Security.
Moroto said he did not see any
problem with CORDs planned dem-
onstrations, adding that someone
ought to stop the Government from
making the payments.
The MP was speaking at Chepke-
chir Primary School in his constitu-
Jubilee MP faults President
Uhuru over Anglo Leasing
ency, where he inspected the schools
infrastructure.
Meanwhile, police in Eldoret have
arrested a middle-aged man who was
collecting money from people in the
pretext that he could secure them jobs
with the Kenya Defence Forces.
through, since the culprit was being
sought by police for the same crime.
We were informed that someone
calling himself Captain was recruiting
youths and asking for Sh50,000, he
said.
FEMALE EXTORTIONISTS
He said plainclothes police ofcers
traced him and arrested him before he
left the building.
The deputy OCPD revealed that
the man was arrested for obtaining
money by false pretences contrary to
section 313 of the penal code on of
May 13, in Eldoret town.
The OCPD said his ofce had dealt
with similar cases two months ago,
but noted that the incidents mainly
involved women.
What is surprising is that the
man, who claimed to be working for
the armed forces had never worked in
any force in this country. We dont
know how he got military recruitment
forms, Wambua said.
He said the police in conjunction
with ofcers from the armed forces,
anti-terrorism, Immigration and
other security departments have
launched investigations into the mat-
ter, to nd out whether the conmen
and women are colluding with mili-
tary ofcers.
The suspect, who referred to him-
self as Captain, was cornered inside a
hotel, and arrested while extorting
money from unsuspecting people.
While conrming the incident,
Eldoret West deputy OCPD Lazarus
Wambua said the arrest is a break-
By VINCENT MABATUK
Nakuru county interim secretary
has been summoned by a court to
answer charges of contempt.
The Court in Nakuru issued sum-
mons to Joseph Motari for ignoring a
court order, and declining to appear
there twice.
David Kuria, a businessman in
Nakuru was early this year granted
orders by the court, stopping the
county government from developing
hawkers business shades outside his
premises, but the construction pro-
ceeded.
Through his advocate Maureen
Njeri, he asked senior principal mag-
istrate Joel Ngeno to conrm that
Motari disobeyed the court.
The defendant has not replied to
our afdavits, or entered any appear-
ance in the matter since the case be-
gan. That is why we request for the
conrmation of the orders, she told
the court.
At the same time, Matatu owners
and operators have clashed with the
Nakuru county government over
management of a bus terminus in the
same area.
Nakuru county matatu operators
and players chairman Stephen Muli
has accused leaders of allowing hawk-
ers and food vendors to illegally con-
struct stalls in matatu termini.
By TITUS TOO
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has
teamed up with county governments
in the North Rift to develop conser-
vancy and recreation sites.
The KWS has already identied
projects in Nandi and Uasin Gishu
counties and is collaborating with
respective governments to carry out
an inventory of what is needed to
boost to boost tourism. Joel Kanda,
Chief warden in Nandi and Uasin Gi-
shu counties said they are liaising
with the county executives, charged
with Trade and Tourism.
Plans are already underway for
the establishment of a recreational
park at Sosiani river within Eldoret
town. KWS is set to carry out a feasi-
bility study on its suitability, said
Kanda.
He noted that the continued ex-
pansion of Eldoret, the North Rift
commercial and administrative town,
has occasioned the need for more
recreational facilities.
Apart from boosting the western
Kenya tourism circuit, the new sites
would increase county governments
revenue bases.
He said the collaborative work will
also assist in identifying other tourism
sites.
County ofcial
summoned over
court order
KWS to develop
conservancies in
North Rift
By ANTHONY GITONGA
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbu-
gua has broken ranks with his col-
leagues on the move by the govern-
ment to restructure and empower
the provincial administration.
Days after the Council of Gover-
nors dismissed the exercise and
threatened to go to court, Mbugua
was full of praise for the move, saying
that Nakuru county fully supported
the President.
The governor claimed the re-
structuring was in line with the con-
stitution, and vowed to support the
move, even if it was being con-
demned by nthe MCAs.
There is need to put structures
in the county and we shall stand by
the President and his deputy in this
particular process, he said.
Mbugua also supported the move
by the Government to pay Sh1.4 bil-
lion to Anglo Leasing rms, adding
that the two leaders had used their
wisdom in paying the debt.
He hit out at the opposition
CORD, for planning to impeach the
President over the move, saying that
they should wait for the President to
nish his term.
IMPEACHMENT LAW
Mr Kinuthia was speaking when
he presided over the opening of Gov-
ernors Secondary School in Mai
Mahiu, which will accommodate
students from IDPs camps in the
area.
Naivasha MP John Kihagi who
was present said plans were under-
way to amend the section of the law
that deals with the impeachment of
governors.
He he expressed concern over the
manner in which MCAs were im-
peaching Governors, saying that this
would soon come to an end.
We shall introduce an amend-
ment when Parliament resumes,
making it harder to impeach gover-
nors. We shall demand that MPs
from the county in question be in-
volved, he said.
He revisited the issue of terrorism
by asking residents to on high alert
and to work with police in reporting
suspicious persons.
The school was build using Com-
munity Development Fund to the
tune of Sh1.5 million, while Sh400,000
is for students bursaries.
By BOAZ KIPNGENO
Security personnel in Samburu
County are yet to recover over 300
livestock stolen by suspected Pokot
raiders on Saturday.
Three herdsmen were killed dur-
ing the raid near Nachola in Bara-
goi.
Samburu County Commissioner
Wilfred Nyagwanga said the animals
are suspected to be held at Malaso,
within a section of Suguta Valley in
Baragoi. He blamed poor communi-
cation in the area, which was making
the recovery of the livestock a chal-
lenge.
We have information that the
livestock are around Malaso. We are
still planning on how to recover
them, Nyagwanga said yesterday.
He added they they had sent
Pokot elders living in Samburu
County to negotiated with the raid-
ers.
Another option would be to in-
volve security personnel in Baringo
County to help track down the ban-
dits, who were reportedly headed to
Kapedo bordering Turkana county,
and East Pokot in Baringo County.
The bigger challenge is commu-
nication, but we have asked our col-
leagues in Barongo County to assist
us, Nyagwanga said.
The herders were killed when
they went to recover stolen animals
along a section of the Suguta Valley.
Governor backs move to empower provincial administrators
300 livestock missing after raid in Samburu
NAKURU COUNTY
NAKURU COUNTY
UASIN GISHU COUNTY
WEST POKOT COUNTY
SAMBURU COUNTY
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard Page 42 / RIFT VALLEY NEWS
TERROR: State asked to
boost community policing
A Catholic priest has asked
the Government to strengthen
community policing to check the
wave of terror attacks.
Father Albert Mburu of Uasin Gishu
parish wants the measures put in
place immediately, if the country is
to deter further attacks.
He said the security agencies
cannot detect threats posed by
terrorists without incorporating
locals.
The Government should involve
the people, so that they help in
providing crucial information to the
authorities, he said.
The priest was speaking at the
Eldoret Catholic Diocese church,
where he represented Bishop
Cornelius Korir during a service.
CRIME: Police arrests man
with bullet wound
A 34-year-old man is being held at
Londiani Police Station in Kericho,
after he sought treatment for a
bullet wound in Eldama Ravine on
Monday evening.
Koibatek deputy OCPD Jonathan
Wafula said the victim, Joseph
Mburu was received at Mercy
Mission Hospital in Eldma Ravine
when he sought treatment. The
medics alerted the police when
they realised his wound was caused
by a bullet.
Mburu informed the doctors that
he incidentally shot himself on
the leg with a gun belonging to his
friend.
Mburu informed doctors who
received him that he shot himself
in the leg but later, he could not
bear the pain that led him to seek
treatment at the facility, said
Wafula.
He was later handed over to
Londiani CID ofcers, who are
conducting investigation in a bid to
recover the gun.
By GILBERT KIMUTAI
Bomet County has unveiled a plan
that will boost revenue collection in
the next three years.
The County Executive for Finance,
David Cheruiyot, said the plan would
see the county collect a Sh1 billion
revenue, at the end of the period.
Cheruiyot said Bomet Governor Isaac
Ruto had already approved the proj-
ect.
The government sees this as the
only way of improving revenue collec-
tion in the county, said Cheruiyot.
Similarly, the county plans to
strengthen its economy by concen-
trating projects that have been suc-
cessful in the rst year.
Cheruiyot said the plan, which has
been captured in the budget estimates
for the next nancial year will see the
county concentrate in improving the
agri-business, co-operatives, tourism,
trade and marketing.
Cheruiyot expressed optimism in
achieving the Sh1 billion target, not-
Bomet to computerise
its revenue collection
cial year. Thereafter, we will be able to
hit our target of Sh1 billion, said the
County minister.
Cheruiyot said the county has
started reforming the nance depart-
Man denies being father to sick wifes children
By BOAZ KIPNGENO
A Nakuru-based Asian business-
man has rejected his terminally ill
wifes application to extend mainte-
nance of his biological child and two
other children.
Through an afdavit led at a
Nakuru court, Pravinkumar Sankalda
Patel rejected Anita Ndutas applica-
tion for court orders requiring him to
pay the childrens school fees and
other educational needs.
Nduta, who in her afdavit had
told the court that she had been di-
agnosed with cervical cancer, wanted
Kumars passports to be conscated,
pending the hearing and determina-
tion of the case, to avoid him eeing
the country.
The defendants passport and
other relevant documents should be
conscated and kept in the custody
of the Childrens Department to
avoid him evading justice, she
said.
She claimed that she married the
defendant in 2006 through a custom-
ary marriage and was blessed with a
child in October 2007.
Nduta, through her lawyer Obure
Mbeche, claimed Kumar, a father of
four aged 34, 30, 29 and 24, withdrew
his support after she was diagnosed
with cancer in 2012.
PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
The defendant used to support
me and the children but since I be-
came ill and bedridden, he stopped
providing for he children, she said.
She also told the court that due to
her condition, she is unable to work
to generate income.
Her plees against the defendant
also includes but limited to legal and
actual custody of the children. She is
also seeking Sh40,000 a month for
basic needs, which include food,
electricity and clothing.
But Kumar through his lawyer
Wilfred Konosi told the court before
Resident Magistrate Judicaster Nthu-
ku that he has never entered into any
customary law marriage with the
plaintiff, and never lived with her as
husband and wife.
He also denied being a father to
the two minors, nor admitted to pa-
rental responsibility.
NAKURU COUNTY
UASIN GISHU COUNTY
NAKURU COUNTY
Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto (right) joins Simoti Secondary School Principal Da-
vid Ngeno, Konoin MP Sammy Koech (second left) and a student during the
schools thanksgiving. The county has tabled a Sh1 billion budget.[PHOTO: FILE/
STANDARD]
ment, by increasing the number of
supervisors, before automation takes
off.
IMPROVED COLLECTION
We have improved revenue col-
lection tools and also motivated our
staff in a bid to ensuring that the plan
succeeds, said Cheruiyot.
The proposed budget for the next
scal year has been presented to the
county Assembly for rst reading and
adoption.
In the budget, the government has
prioritised Health and sanitation sec-
tor, Finance and Economic planning,
Roads and public works.
The Health and sanitation sector
has the biggest allocation, at Sh4.3
billion while Sh670 million and Sh649
million goes to Roads and Public
works respectfully.
Education and vocational training
has been allocated Sh556 million,
Agribusiness Sh368 million, Water
and irrigation Sh326 million, Finance
and economic planning Sh 306 mil-
lion, Children and Social services
Sh290 million, Lands, housing and
Urban planning gets Sh198 million.
ing that during the nancial year end-
ing 2013/2014, the county improved
its revenue to Sh250 million.
From the Sh250 million, our focus
is on Sh330 million t in the next nan-
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Kenya Wildlife Service Director William Kiprono address journalists at KWS
Headquarters recently. He said the agency plans to set up more wildlife
conservancies in the counties. [PHOTO: FILE/STANDARD]
By BOAZ KIPNGENO
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)
plans to restock Rimoi National Game
Reserve in Elgeyo/Marakwet County.
The game reserve will be restocked
after illegal herders, who had turned
it into a grazing eld, are ushed
out.
The herders have been blamed for
depleting forage for wildlife in the
reserve. Poachers had also taken ad-
vantage of the grazing to kill wildlife.
Last month, the Elgeyo/Marakwet
government security joined KWS and
regular police to ush out more than
10,000 domestic animals that had
invaded the reserve. Currently, the
reserve has more than 400 elephants.
Among the wildlife to be restocked are
zebras, rhinos and buffaloes.
KWS Director William Kiprono
said the agency has plans to set up
more wildlife sanctuaries in areas
with tourism potential.
We shall soon carry out a feasibil-
KWS plans to
restock Rimoi
National Park
ity study after which restocking will
commence in earnest, said the direc-
tor, adding that the exercise is pro-
jected to cost over Sh10 million.
TOUGH REGULATIONS
The county government has al-
ready constructed access roads in the
park and built dams, and are in the
process of building an animal watch-
tower.
I am happy to note the Elgeyo/
Marakwet government has already
recruited personnel to complement
our ofcers in guarding the animals
against illegal poachers, said Kip-
rono.
The director said the Government
had put in place measures to ensure
that the poaching menace that was
threatening to wipe out elephants and
rhinos among other wildlife was
curbed.
Despite tougher legislation im-
posed on poachers and revamping
our security apparatus, we are also
appealing to the general public to
partner with us by remaining vigilant.
They should report suspected poach-
interest in setting up eco lodges and
hotels in the area.
Before this year ends, we antici-
pate opening up Rimoi for tourists.
This will help us grow our economy
and create jobs for the people of El-
geyo/Marakwet, he said.
He added that some of the dams
built in the reserve had already been
occupied by crocodiles.
ers to us for legal action, he said.
Kiprono was speaking to the Press
in Singore High School during an edu-
cation day. He expressed satisfaction
with the county for partnering with
KWS in championing the protection
of wildlife.
ECO LODGES
Deputy Governor Gabriel Lagat,
who accompanied the KWS director,
said several investors had showed
By LUCAS NGASIKE
Medical personnel at the Nadapal
border point along the Kenya-South
Sudan border are screening refugees
entering the country following reports
of a cholera outbreak in the country.
The World Health Organisation
(WHO) issued an alert that the out-
break had been reported in neigh-
bouring South Sudan.
WHO conrmed on Monday that
nine people had died from cholera in
the capital Juba, with more than 138
other suspected cases reported in the
region.
Kenya has put its satellite medical
facilities on high alert following fears
that the disease could spread into the
country due to the inux of Sudanese
refugees crossing into the country
through the Nadapal border point in
Turkana West Sub-county.
Turkana West Sub-county Medical
Ofcer Nelson Lolos said a team of
medical personnel was stationed at
Nadapal to conduct thorough screen-
ing of the Sudanese refugees crossing
into the country.
We have put in place stringent
measures along the border point to
curb any possible outbreak of cholera
within our borders, Dr Lolos said.
WHO issues
alert on cholera
outbreak
ELGEYO/MARAKWET COUNTY
TURKANA COUNTY
Page 44 / APPOINTMENTS
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
THURSDAY 5TH JUNE 2014
8:00 AM
S/NO NAME GENDER
PLANT OPERATORS
1 LUMBASI WARINGO MUISU M
2 HAMISI SULEIMAN SHAURI M
3 HAMISI ALI RAMADHANI M
4 DANIEL KISAU MUATHE M
5 SHAABANI ALI MKULU M
6 KIMEGA OLIVER MWACHONGO M
7 BAKARI MADA KONGO M
8 MICHAEL KIURA NGARI M
9 RAMA KASSIM MWAMBENI M
10 PILISI ABDALLAH PILISI M
11 KIRORO MAGANGI KASSIM M
12 JUMA HAMISI NARENDE M
13 RABIU KIBWANA M
14 SALIM KALAMA MADENGE M
15 BENJAMIN JAMES MAMBO M
2:00 PM
16 PHILLIP MWANJEMI M
17 MUSA GAU MUSA M
18 NDEGWA KOMBO M
19 MDURUMA JUMA MWACHIDUDU M
20 ZUMA NGOME MARUMU M
21 GEORGE NDEGWA KOMBO M
22 ANDERSON NYOTA CHIDZUGWE M
23 SURPRISE TSUMA CHAKA M
24 NORMAN NGOMBO JEFWA M
25 MOHAMMED TSUNGU NGANDO M
DRIVERS
8:00 AM
1 HAMAD KASSIM GARASHI M
2 MAKAU K. KIILI M
3 TESTI HAMISI MWAKUKOSA M
4 JUMA HASSAN MWACHANGOMA M
5 JUMA A. MWARAVINO M
6 SHABAN JUMA SHABAN M
7 MOHAMED RASHID JUBA M
8 OMARI HASSAN BAKARI M
9 ABDALLA HAMISI MWAMAJEPO M
10 OMAR LONYA MWACHAKURYA M
11 HAMISI OMAR BEGE M
12 MOHAMED SALIM MWARAENYE M
13 SULEIMAN MOHAMED CHIGUYASO M
14 MOHAMED MWALIM MWANACHUONI M
15 SHUKRANI SAID SHAME M
2:00 PM
16 IDD SUDI MCHOMBO M
17 CHARLES RUWA MWERO M
18 ALIAMINI SAIDI MWAMVUMBO M
19 MOHAMED SAID MWAKARIBU M
20 MOHAMED ALI MRUMWENGU M
21 KASSIM MWAKWINA JUMANNE M
22 GUDULO SULEIMAN RISASI M
23 MISHI HAMISI SIRI F
24 ROCKY SEIF BENDERA M
25 KHAMIS MOHAMED MWAKUTUNGA M
FRIDAY 6TH JUNE 2014
PM PLANT OPERATORS
8:00 AM
26 ANDREW MWANGUNYA CHIKOPHE M
27 STEPHEN MAUNGU MGODO M
28 ELIJAH MWADIGA MANGALE M
29 ERUSTUS MUTUKU WILLY M
30 SATO KIDZINGO MGANDI M
31 FIKIRI MBWANA HASSAN M
32 AMON MALANGU AMOS M
33 SIRI ATHUMAN HAMISI M
34 MWAFUNGO KAYUGA M
35 SULEIMAN KASSIM MWAZAHIRI M
36 JUSTUS MWERO MWACHUPA M
37 SHADRACK MUKARE JEFWA M
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KWALE
COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
P.O.BOX 4- 80403
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR VARIOUS POSITIONS
The Board has short listed the following Candidates to appear for interviews as indicated below:
38 SALIM HAMISI MWASIRI M
39 AMANI IBRAHIM MWANYUCHI M
40 SHABAN RAMADHANI NGAZI M
2:00 PM
41 MWANZA NYIRO RUWA M
42 NDEGWA MONGO DZIDZI M
43 RASHID SHEE MWAWESO M
44 ALEX MUTHUI KYENDI M
45 DANIEL OTIENO OLAL M
46 SAMUEL KIRAGU NGIGE M
47 ABDALLAH ALI MWASALIMU M
48 HASSAN MPHAMED KOJA M
49 KADZOYO NGOKA MUNGUMI M
50 JOTHAM MWASHIGADI NDAMBO M
DRIVERS
8:00 AM
26 OMARI HASSAN MADINDIMA M
27 SALIM SWALEH MWADULE M
28 OMARI KHADI M
29 SEFU HAMISI MWASIKU M
30 BETSOTSO FUNDI ALI M
31 JUMA JUMA TABWARA M
32 SALIM ABDALLA MWAKIVUMBA M
33 NZALLA SALIMU SULEIMANI M
34 JIMMY REUBEN MWERO M
35 JOSPHAT MUTUKU MAWEU M
36 DENNIS M. KIMEU M
37 NDOLO STEPHEN MATHEKA M
38 BENSON MBATHA KIOKO M
39 SWALEH KULOLA M
40 MWAMASARE KALIMA MWAMASARE M
2:00 PM
41 IDD CHEGE MWACHONGA M
42 CHINAGO JACOB MWANYASI M
43 SIMON NDURO MNAZI M
44 HASSAN MKALLA NDURYA M
45 SALIM K. MWAUCHI M
46 STEPHEN CHOME MWAZUMA M
47 ABDULLA CHAKAYA CHAKA M
48 NGALA NDEGWA MIAZO M
49 ANDERSON MWANDIA MATANO M
MONDAY 9TH JUNE 2014
PLANT OPERATORS
8:00 AM
51 GEOFFREY MASAI CHITSALA M
52 JUMA MASUDI BAHATI M
53 CAROLINE WANJIKU NDUATI F
54 HAMISI MWAMUMBA ZUMA M
55 WILLIAM NYALE MWALEWA M
56 MAUTI NGOME MWANGONGO M
57 KASSIM BAKARI TSEMBEYA M
58 OMARI NDARO MWANDARO M
59 HASSAN HAJI NDALA M
60 ALI HAMISI KIDONGA M
61 GODFFREY BEDA ALIANDA M
62 ALI MAYENGO MUZI M
63 HAMISI ABDALLA MWAKUKWINYWA M
64 EDWARD CHITI KALU M
65 KENEDY KIMONYI NDAMBUKI M
2:00 PM
66 SWALEHE SHEE TSUNUSI M
67 FLORENCE KAZUNGU F
PUBLICITY OFFICER
1 UMI MASOUD KALLAM F
2 FATUMA MOHAMED TSUTSU F
3 ABDULLAHI MUMBO JEFFA M
4 MRINZI NYUNDO MRINZI M
5 HADIJA ABBAS NCHAKURE F
6 MARIAM HASSAN GAO F
7 MBUI MWANAMWENGA CHIGAMBA M
8 SUSAN NYAMAWI F
9 OMARI MOHAMED MWAGAO M
DRIVERS
8:00 AM
50 YUSUF CHITI KAPHUNZA M
51 NDORO RAI MASUDI M
52 NICODEMUS PUNGA MUSA M
53 MANENO MKALA MVURYA M
54 SAID RASHID MWATASA M
55 THOMAS HARRANGA NYANJE M
56 SUDI JULO DANI M
57 NYIRO MWAZUMA MWAMBODZE M
58 MWACHITI CHARO MWACHITI M
59 CHARLES CHIKOPHE MWARUA M
60 ABUBAKAR NYONDO M
61 SAMSON MANGALE NZAPHILA M
62 MWERO RUWA MWARUWA M
63 HARRISON KILONZO M
64 SAIDI BORA CHILAGANE M
2:00 PM
65 ROSS ALI HASSAN M
66 MWAKUPHA MBUI BAYA M
67 SALIM KAMANZA CHIWAYA M
68 MOHAMMED RUMBA NYAMAWI M
69 MWANGADU ALFANI M
70 VINCENT YAWA MANGALE M
71 HAMISI KUVYODA GWENDE M
72 SULEIMAN SHEHI MNAZI M
73 STEPHEN MUKENZI CHIVOYA M
74 ALI ZUMA NYUNDO M
TUESDAY 10TH JUNE 2014
PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGIST
8:00 AM
1 FATUMA BAKARI MWATSEKA F
2 MWANATUMU MWAKA HASSAN F
3 DICKSON OCHARO NYATUKA M
4 NCHIBUWA ALI WARAKA F
5 VINCENT BWOGA ODHAMBO M
6 EVANS MAINA MWAKERA M
7 KAHELU VALLERY ROSASHAN F
8 TOPISTA PUTU MWANGECHO F
9 PATRICK MUTAVI NDUA M
10 KHERI MAKAVAVI MUSA M
11 CHIGUZO CHIKOPHE MWANZA M
12 JAMES MWAYOYO ROCHA M
13 MWINYI MWAGADI BARO M
14 HAMISI BAKARI MWANJIA M
15 TSUMA IBRAHIM MBEGA M
2:00 PM
16 RITAH SAMBA MWAKISHA F
17 EMMANUEL MBAJI CHENZE M
18 OMORO MORAA JUDITH F
0CCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
1 ZIPPORAH WANGUI MURIITHI F
2 HEMED MOHAMMED KIPANGA M
3 JAMES MUTUMA MWORIA M
4 BIHIJA MAFUTU GAKURYA F
5 GLADYS CHEPKEMOI KOECH F
DRIVERS
8:00 AM
75 CHIRAPHO YAMA M
76 ARON KIILU NGUNUU M
77 SHEE JUMA MWAJEDI M
78 HASSAN BAKAR MWAKUTALA M
79 SAMWEL MKOYANI WAFUPHA M
80 RAMA H. BATUTA M
81 ALI HAMISI MWANGOME M
82 SUDI HAMISI MWAKOTSO M
83 ALI SAID SHUGHULI M
84 YASIN HAMADI MWANDEKWA M
85 ALI ABDALLA MZARA M
86 BABU HAMADI MWACHOYO M
87 BAKARI SULEIMAN MWAMAMBO M
88 SIRI HAMISI SAUTI M
89 ALI SAID MWENGO M
APPOINTMENTS / Page 45
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
2:00 PM
90 HAMADI MASUDI RASAMBI M
91 RAMADHAN ALI KUFUNGWA M
92 RASHID ABDALLA KIRENJE M
93 SHABAN RASHID AYUBU M
94 SALIM ABDALLA MWATARI M
95 MOHAMMED HAMISI STIMA M
96 MWAKUZIMU SAID HAMISI M
97 SALIM ALI MWANANGURA M
98 GAMBERE AMIR MATANO M
99 BAKARI ZEMA NASSORO M
100 JUMA BAKARI MWABWIJO M
WEDNESDAY 11TH JUNE 2014
DRIVERS
8:00 AM
101 MOHAMED ALI MWARUMA M
102 JUMA HAMISI NARENDE M
103 AMANI IBRAHIM MWANYUCHI M
104 MOHAMED SWALEH KINGUNGE M
105 SALIM ABDALLA MWATARI M
106 MWAKUZIMU SAID HAMISI M
107 HUSSEIN MWINYI HANZWAN M
108 HASSAN BAKAR MWAKUTALA M
109 CHARO KAZUNGU CHULA M
110 HASSAN CHAKA NYAE M
111 SALIM MUMBO TSUMA M
112 NDEGWA MWAKERA M
113 JULIUS RAMA TUNGWA M
114 ALI NGOWA DANI M
115 MARGARET KAMAU NGOTHO F
2:00 PM
116 JOHNSON CHAKA NYAE M
117 SAIDI JUMA SAIDI M
118 PHILIP JEFFA KATANA M
119 JUMA KASSIM MWAKALU M
120 FREDRICK ZANI TEMBE M
121 SAIDI KIBADA MWINYIAMANI M
122 MBWANA ALI GAMBERE M
123 JUMA MWAFRIKA MWAKILESHO M
124 PAUL NGAO KWANZA M
125 KIRORO MAGANGI KASSIM M
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER
8:00 AM
1 MWATIME MOHAMED MKONGA F
2 TONY MLALA ZOKA M
3 KAINGU JACOB KAPOMBE M
4 RUKIA KWEKWE MBANDI F
5 MOHAMMED SHEE MWADARUSI M
6 CATHERINE MUSAU F
7 MMAKA ABBAS MWABUNDU M
8 ACHANI MOHAMMED ACHANI M
9 OKELLO AGATHER AKELLO F
10 ALI KASSIM KOI M
NUTRITIONAL OFFICER
1 REBECCA MKAMBE CHALOVU F
2 SUBIRA KASSIM GAKURYA F
3 SICKLER KADZOYO TSENGA M
4 MARGARET SISAEL PHOMBEAH F
5 MAUREEN ATIENO OKUMU F
2:00 PM
6 MAGHANGA MAGHUWA ROSE F
7 MBURU PAULINE MUTHONI F
8 WARDA ABDALLAH SAID F
9 VIOLET MALEKEA JUMA F
KENYA REGISTERED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE
1 DOMINIC KOMBO LENJO M
2 LUCY KWEKWE BARAKA F
3 MAJUMAA ALI MAMBRUI F
4 TEDDY CHOME MWANGATA M
5 EMILY DAVID MENZA F
6 JOHNSON BAMPUNGA JUMBALA M
THURSDAY 12TH JUNE 2014
DRIVERS
8:00 AM
126 EMMANUEL MANGALE DZOMBO M
127 PHILIP CHAKA M
128 SULEIMANI HAMISI MWATSOLOZI M
129 HAMISI OMARI TAMBWE M
130 BOI NYANGE M
131 MUSA T. MUSA M
132 SIASA MOHAMED ABDALLA M
133 OMARI MADZIKO M
134 CHARO KAZUNGU CHULA M
135 ABDALLAH JUMA LIDAGO M
136 HAMISI OMARI JUMA M
137 SOSPETER ONYANGO AGOLA M
138 MWACHENDA CHITYEKE M
139 SUDI ALI GANADZA M
140 JIMMY MWAMBA MKAHA M
2:00 PM
141 NYAMAWI KEA MWAVITU M
142 CHILESO HAMISI MWACHIPHONZE M
143 SALIMU SULEIMANI MWAJALIZA M
144 LUCAS MAZERA KAMANZA M
145 MWETA MTENDE M
146 MUSTAFA KITHEKA KILONZO M
147 ABDALLAH HAMISI NONDO M
148 HAMISI BAKARI MWALIFANI M
149 LUGWE MBUI M
150 KASSIM MUMBA LUGOGO M
FRIDAY 13TH JUNE 2014
KENYA REGISTERED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE
8:00 AM
7 RUTH N NYAMWAYA F
8 MICHAEL MBURU MUGO M
9 FARID YAWA NDEGWA M
10 DENICE MSHAI MUSYOKA F
11 MAURINE TATU KALAMA F
12 HALIMA ABDALLA KAKA F
13 CAROLINE WAKIO KITIMO F
14 ABIDA SAIDI KIBWANA F
15 MWANASHA KASSIM MWABILO F
16 CAROLINE SUSAN ORIWA F
17 CHRISPINUS SHIKUKU RUBIA F
18 JAMES PONDA NASIBU M
19 KENNEDY KITI NYALE M
20 RASHID RAMADHAN ALI M
21 MBIO JACKSON MUSEVA M
2:00 PM
22 FLORENCE NADORA MWASI F
23 FATUMA HUSSEIN ALI F
24 FATMA OMAR ABDU F
25 MARISTELLA KAVUMBI MOLE F
26 BRIDGETTE AWUOR ANUMO F
27 DAUDI MAKANGA M
28 KALUME JUMA A. HAMERTON M
29 HARRIET KARIMI MUTUNGA F
30 ZIPPORAH KAVUU NGUMBI F
MONDAY 16TH JUNE 2014
DRIVERS
8:00 AM
151 SALIM JUMA MWAPHEKU M
152 MASOUD ALI BAKARI M
153 KASSIM GEORGE MAJANI M
154 GANGU HAMISI NUSU M
155 VOYA MWAGOMBA BEGOVI M
156 MUSA MOHAMED MALUNDI M
157 KENNEDY T.K. MTAWA M
158 FRANCIS CHIROTO CHAMOTO M
159 REUBEN KALIMBO DAWA M
160 ALI CHAKA NYAE M
161 MICHAEL N KASIVULI M
162 JUMA MJITTA MAKIRI M
163 HUSSEIN IDD CHIMOCHE M
164 IDDI RAMADHANI SIGOMBA M
165 BAKARI MBWANA CHIMWENJE M
2:00 PM
166 REUBEN RUMBA NYAMAWI M
167 CHITI KAPHUNZA CHITI M
168 MIRAJ YUSUF M
169 PENDO TIMOTHY NZAI M
170 ABDU SAID MWACHARO M
171 HAMISI MWERO KALUME M
172 ZAKARIA ALI RACHUO M
173 ISSAC NYAMASO NGANDA M
174 KITONYO MALAMA KITONYO M
175 DANIEL TSUMA JULO M
CLINICAL OFFICER II
8:00 AM
1 SAIDI SULEIMANI MAHU M
2 MARTIN NDUNDA NDEGWA M
3 ANN MUTHOKI MUSALI F
4 OMARI ALI TSOZI M
5 MARGARET MLONGO DAKTARI F
6 SALIM MWATSUMA NDORO M
7 NDEGWA CHIMERA MASHUDI M
8 EMMANUEL NDORO JOHN M
9 NGAO HUSSEIN MKAMBA M
10 KHADIJA HAMISI CHOMBO F
11 HARRISON MAOJO M
12 ATHUMAN CHIFUI CHIRO M
13 CONSESA MATUNDA LAGHO F
14 ABDALLAH RAMADHANI MAKOTI M
15 BAKARI ALI KIKOI M
2:00 PM
16 JUMA MATANO NASSIR M
17 SAID CHIMVUA DAWA M
18 NYALE CHIBOYA M
19 MWACHAKA SIMBA MBEGA M
20 SAFARI BORA LUNE M
21 DELINA JOTO NYAE F
22 NYALE CHIBOYA M
23 LUCY LUVUNO KUTTO F
24 MWANAIDI MOHAMED BUGU F
25 MEJUMAA MBEYU NGOME F
TUESDAY 17TH JUNE 2014
DRIVERS
8:00 AM
176 MOHAMMED SULEIMAN MARENJE M
177 MWANASITI NINJAMA GUNDA F
178 HASSAN HAMADI MWABWENI M
179 ISSA HENRY ODERO M
180 RAMA KANGA M
181 FREDRICK ZANI TEMBA M
182 AKIBA BAKARI MWAWASAA M
183 CYRUS MUTUA SAMUEL M
184 MUMBO MUNGA NZOLE M
185 FRANCIS KIMONYI MAKAU M
186 STEPHEN CHOME MWAZUMA M
187 BAKARI CHOME MWAZUMA M
188 AMMI MIKIDAD MWINYI M
189 UBA JUMA MWAGADI F
190 MWAMASI HAMISI GARASHI M
191 HAMISI MWALIMU MWASAUTI M
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST
2:00 PM
1 MERASHID RASHID MWATSUPHA F
2 HAMISI S. MWAKUSEMA M
3 OMAR JUMA KADINGO M
4 NTHENYA MUINDE MUKENYI F
5 SWALEH JUMA BUGU M
6 BINTIHAMISI OMAR RAMADHANI F
7 JULITA KALUNDE MUTUA F
8 AUSTIN BENZARA MUNGA M
9 MWANAMVUA SULEIMAN MUSA F
10 MARTHA NJERI NDIRANGU F
CLINICAL OFFICER II
8:00 AM
26 AMINA MBODZE BAKARI F
27 HASSAN IDDI MABOGA M
28 MOHAMED M. MWANDAWA M
29 JOYCE RIZIKI JUMA F
30 MARIAM A. HIGGAH F
31 HAMISI DZERI MONGOLO M
32 HAMISI OMARI MWAKITOA M
33 CHRISTINE N. TOYA F
34 ALEXANDER M. MATHEKA M
35 ISMAIL ABDALLA YUGA M
36 NOEL DZOMBO CHIRUNGA F
37 KUMBO ALI MWAKUMBO M
38 ATHUMANI ABDALLA MWAKARIBU M
39 AMINA LUVUNO ZUMA F
40 ERASTUS KALINGA MERI M
RADIOGRAPHER
2:00 PM
1 BAKARI SWALEH MAHU M
2 NANCY NYAMUSI SEKA M
3 ALEX MUTEMI M
WEDNESDAY 18TH JUNE 2014
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST
8:00 AM
11 SALIM ABDALLA BOGA M
12 CAROLYNE MUENDI NZUKI F
13 DORINE MALOMBO TSUMA F
14 RAMA MZUNGU MWANGOMBE M
15 JOHN KALUKU NZIKALI M
16 PATRICK MWAVADU MBANDI M
17 SAUMU CHIGAMBA F
18 SALOME MUENI WAMBUA F
19 JOSEPHINE MBODZE MASUDI F
20 NASSIR GUZO KUUZA M
21 ALI MOHAMMED TSANUO M
22 JUMA HAMADI NZUGA M
23 BIASHA SWALEHE HAMISI F
24 SARAH WANJIRU KURIA F
25 MARY KEMUNTO NYANCHIRI F
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST
26 CLIFF ODHIAMBO RANDA M
27 NIMATUNGO ALI CHANGU F
28 ATHUMAN MAHMOUD MWACHUO M
29 GAKWELI ABDALLA MOHAMED M
30 SIKUKUU ABDALLAH AMANI F
HEALTH RECORDS AND INFORMATION OFFICER
1 ANDREW GESONGORI MOSE M
2 UMMI SWALEH KWELI F
3 BARAKA AHMED MRAJA F
4 TERESIA MANZA TSUMA F
5 LILIAN ADHIAMBO OLOO F
All applicants for the post of enforcement ofcer are invited for the interviews
on Friday 6th June 2014 at 7:30 am.
All short listed candidates shall be required to avail originals of the following
documents during the interview:
National Identity Card,
Academic Certicates and Testimonials

Interviews will be conducted at the County Public Service Board Ofces
located near the Kwale District Hospital
The Secretary
County Public Service Board
P.O Box 4-80403
KWALE
NB.Enforcement ofcer
The recruitment of the earlier advertised position of enforcement ofcers will
be conducted on Tuesday 3rd june 2014 .All candidates who applied to report
to their respective Subcounty HeadQuarters:
Kinango Subcounty Kinango Secondary School
Msambweni Sub-County Jomo Kenyatta Primary School
Matuga Sub-County Kwale Primary School
Lunga Lunga Sub-County Lunga Lunga Primary School
Applicants from outside the County are to be interviewed at Kwale
Primary school.
Page 46
using geothermal stands at slightly
over 200MW, making KenGen the on-
ly power producer generating sub-
stantial electricity using geothermal
but there are plans by other players
to start generating electricity using
geothermal steam including the Geo-
thermal Development Company that
is in plans to put up a plant in Me-
nengai, also in partnership with the
private sector.
Hydroelectricity is the largest
power generation source for KenGen
at 819.9MW, accounting for 65 per
cent of its installed capacity.
BY MACHARIA KAMAU
Power producer, KenGen, has an-
nounced plans to partner with a pri-
vate sector players to put up a 140
megawatt geothermal plant at Olkar-
ia. The rm has started out on the
process of recruiting a transaction ad-
visor expected to steer the process of
engaging private sector players.
In an expression of interest (EOI)
yesterday, KenGen said it is looking
for lead and nancial transaction ad-
visers that would help the electricity
generator in the identication, pro-
curement and selection of a private
investor for the project including
funding.
The 140MW is expected to be the
rst among the many projects that
KenGen will engage private players in
its plans to increase its installed ca-
pacity from the current 1,252MW to
3,000MW over the next four years.
KenGen plans to increase its in-
stalled capacity to 3000MW by 2018
most of the capacity expansion will
come from geothermal, said the
company in a statement yesterday.
The rm has also been planning to
carry out a rights issue, where it ex-
pects to raise Sh15 billion that would
be used to increase its power generat-
ing capacity. The Sh15 billion is part
of a Sh430 billion that the rm said
Financial advisers to
help the electricity
generator identify and
select a private investor
for the project
would be needed to nance its activi-
ties over the next ve years. The mon-
ey will be raised through the rights is-
sue, bonds and concessional loans.
KenGen is the largest power pro-
ducer in the country, generating 1
252MW or 72 per cent of the current
installed capacity of 1 664MW.
Kenya is estimated to have a geo-
thermal potential 10 000 MW but De-
spite huge availability of geothermal
steam, this electricity generation
source remains unexplored. KenGen
generates 170.3MW using geother-
mal. The total electricity production
Electricity
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
QuickStop
Eaton eyes bigger East
African market share
Global technology rm, Eaton,
has announced plans to set
up one of the premier power
management companies in
East Africa. It plans to achieve
this through the provision of
solutions designed to help
customers speed Africas
sustainable development.
Eatons Regional Manager for
East Africa Stavros Spyropoulos
said Technology Days are one
of the most important platforms
the rm uses to raise market
awareness of its extensive
power management capabilities.
The rm hosted its inaugural
East Africa Technology Day in
Nairobi last week.
Cement rm to develop
specialised products
Kenyas latest cement
manufacturing rm, Savannah
Cement, has expressed a
commitment to produce
market driven products in a
collaborative partnership with
local building and construction
professionals. Speaking,
when he addressed a Board
of Registration of Architects
and Quantity Surveyors of
Kenya Continuous Professional
Development forum, Savannah
Cement Managing Director
Ronald Ndegwa, disclosed that
the rm has the necessary
capacity to engage in practical
research and development
(R&D) initiatives. At Savannah
Cement, we are committed to
partnering with you to provide
solutions in the construction
industry, Ndegwa assured. As
part of the strategy, Savannah
Cement has already lined up
development projects valued
at more than $300 million,
including an investment
plan to establish a clinker
manufacturing facility and
commission the second grinding
plant at its production complex,
near Kitengela township, Kajiado
County.
Nokia promises more
features in its new model
Nokia has promised continued
upgrade of the Nokia X model
to meet consumers demands
and boost its sales in the Kenyan
market. The smartphone maker
has introduced new applications
to their very rst android phone
with the latest one being the
hugely popular puzzle game
Wordament, which is now the
rst Xbox game on the platform.
Wordament is designed to be
played online in real-time and
one can play against thousands
of people at once, as they battle
for supremacy. Nokia anticipates
that with some adjustment
and upgrades, Nokia X would
experience the highest sales of
all their mobile devices.
Nokia Lumia 520 is said to
be the most successful smart
device in the market by the
manufacturer, while the Nokia
105 remains the best-selling
entry phone.
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This has however been costly for
the country, as every time there is a
prolonged dry spell and water levels
at the power generation dams is low,
the power generators KenGen in-
cluded resort top power production
through diesel red thermal genera-
tors that usually have the effect of in-
creasing power bills because of the
costly fossil fuels used in generation.
Currently thermal generators ac-
count for 20.5 per cent of KenGens in-
stalled capacity.
The country is planning on grow-
ing its generation capacity by
5,000MW over the next three years.
Much of the electricity under the pro-
gramme being steered by the Energy
ministry will be from cheap sources
including geothermal, coal and natu-
ral gas which is expected to replace
the expensive diesel based thermal
generators.
BY WINSLEY MASESE
Dairy farmers allied to New Kenya
Co-operative Creameries will have to
wait a little longer to own a stake in the
company, with farmers fearing that
there is a large scheme to kick them
out of the company.
This follows the rejection of a rec-
ommendation made to the farmers
during a stakeholders meeting last
week.
Currently, estimated at Sh5.8 bil-
lion, the State bought back the dairy
rm, then known as KCC, in 2000 by
injecting Sh547 million into its opera-
tions.
Privatisation Commission Chief
Executive Solomon Kitungu said the
farmers had requested that the recom-
mendation take into account the value
of the company at the time the Gov-
ernment acquired the rms shares
and the commitments made.
The Government currently owns
100 per cent of the company and the
farmers want ownership reverted back
to them, at least 85 per cent sharehold-
ing, while the rest retained by Govern-
ment and employees.
What the farmers were asking for
is review of the proposal to take into
account the value of the company
when the Government acquired the
shareholding and the commitments
made in the business, he said.
He said the additional information
would help enrich proposed changes
to the shareholding structure at a later
date.
However, Kitungu argued that the
case is a unique one and will not affect
privatisation plans for State Corpora-
tion in the sugar and hotel industries.
The farmers are said to have reject-
ed proposals tabled by CIB Consor-
tium that offered them 31 per cent
stake and proposed 25 per cent be giv-
en to the public, through the stock
market and the Government retains 10
per cent.
The remaining stake was to go to a
strategic investor (31 per cent) and
employees three per cent.
Kenya Farmers Association direc-
tor Kipkorir Menjo expressed reserva-
tions that the strategic investor can al-
so be the public, who if combined will
be the majority shareholder.
This would see farmers relegated
to the back seat, against the original
proposal of a controlling stake of 85
per cent, noted Menjo.
The rejection was also on the reali-
sation that non-farmers, who have no
interest at the production state, would
control the company.
The stakeholders demand for a bet-
ter shareholding structure where they
will be able to control the company
and can decide whether to have a stra-
tegic investor or not.
Farmers want controlling stake in New KCC
KenGen shops for private partner
to put up 140MW geothermal plant
THE STATE OF ELECTRICITY
KenGen is 70 per cent
owned by the Government
and has installed capacity
of 1,252MW out of Kenyas
total 1,664MW.
It aims to add another
844MW to the grid by
2017 as part of a broader
national power expansion
programme.
Much of the new power
supply will come from
geothermal sources,
tapping underground steam
from the Rift Valley.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard TODAY IN BUSINESS / Page 47
nus Van Schalkwyk enumerated g-
ures that put South Africa as one of
the top tourism destinations on the
continent. According to the minister,
the number of international arrivals
in the country was nearly 15 million
in 2013, 9.6 million of which were
tourist arrivals.
By 1994, 20 years ago, total inter-
national arrivals, including tourist
arrivals, stood at a mere 3.6 million.
During our two decades of democra-
cy, these arrivals have grown by more
than 300 per cent to reach nearly 15
million last year, he said.
In Kenya, however, the number of
tourist arrivals in 2013 declined by 15
per cent. The outlook this year is also
bleak following travel advisories is-
sued by some source markets.
The South African Government
invests more than R1.6 billion (ap-
proximately Sh13.4b) in tourism ev-
ery year. South Africas credentials
have also been given a major boost
as a major business events destina-
African tourism players worried
over increasing terror activities
By FERDINAND MWONGELA
As Indaba 2014, Africas biggest
travel show, came to a close last week
in Durban, South Africa, it was clear
that the question of insecurity and its
effect on tourism played heavily in
the minds of key tourism players
around the world.
Different panels during the three-
day event were at pains to distance
tourism in Africa from incidents of
terrorism-related attacks in Kenya
and Boko Haram in Nigeria, and re-
assure tourists that these were isolat-
ed incidents that did not reect the
situation on the continent.
At a media event, dubbed Global
Media Face off, moderated by CNNs
Richard Quest, panelists and dele-
gates kept coming back to the same
question.
The panelists, who included South
African Tourism CEO Thulani Nzima,
were at pains to downplay the effect
that the security situation in Kenya
and Nigeria had on the continent.
Nzima argued that the fact that
some countries were threatened was
not a statement that it is dangerous
to travel. Travellers are beginning to
separate country issues from tourism
issues, he said.
Speaking on the sidelines of Inda-
ba 2014, Cabinet Secretary for East
African Affairs, Commerce and Tour-
ism Phyllis Kandie was at pains to
point out that the country was safe
for tourists and that the government
was on top of the situation.
It is important to assure travel-
lers that it is safe to come to Kenya,
she said.
Tourism sector players
are at pains to distance
tourism in the continent
from incidents of
terrorism-related attacks
in Kenya and Nigeria
By JAMES ANYANZWA
Shareholders will now have the powers to
approve reappointment of overaged directors
on the boards of listed rms.
This means directors who are over 70 years
old can still serve on the boards of quoted rms
but at the mercy of shareholders.
This is is part of a string of fresh corporate
governance principles seeking to oversee a rad-
ical shift in the way rms listed on the Nairobi
Securities Exchange (NSE) are run and man-
aged.
According to the proposed guidelines, the
shareholders will have powers to retain an ov-
eraged directors on an annual basis.
The new guidelines tabled by the Capital
Markets Authority (CMA) also provide that the
Boards of listed rms comprise a balance of ex-
ecutive and non-executive directors, with a
majority of non-executive directors.
Independent and non-executive directors
should be at least one third of the total number
of board members.
The majority of non-executive directors
should preferably be independent directors be-
cause this reduces the possibility of conict of
interest, according to the new guidelines.
The proposed guidelines are intended to
provide the minimum standards required from
shareholders, directors, chief executive ofcers
and management of a listed company.
This will enable them to promote high stan-
dards of conduct as well as ensure that they ex-
ercise their duties and responsibilities with
clarity, assurance and effectiveness.
According to the proposals, the structure of
the board of listed rms should comprise a
number of directors, which fairly reects the
Companys shareholding structure.
The new guidelines also propose that the
composition of boards of listed rms should
not be biased towards representation by a sub-
stantial shareholder but should reect the
companys broad shareholding structure.
MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS
The composition of the board should also
provide a mechanism for representation of the
minority shareholders without undermining
the collective responsibility of the directors.
The board should monitor and manage
potential conict of interest at management,
board and shareholder levels. Executive mem-
bers of the board should manage the conict
that arises between their management role and
their role on the board, according to the new
guidelines. The shareholders will be ultimate-
ly responsible for appointments to the board
and it is in their best interest to ensure that the
board is properly constituted.
According to the guidelines, the procedures
for the appointment of a board of directors
should be transparent, clearly documented
and approved by the board before they can be
used. The Code of Corporate Governance Prac-
tices has been drafted after extensive engage-
ment and rigorous input from listed compa-
nies, licensed intermediaries, government
ofcials and the academia.
Others were multinational and foreign in-
vestors and corporate governance experts.
Lifeline for ageing directors as CMA issues guidelines
She added that the incidents were
isolated; pointing out that terrorism
was not only a Kenyan issue. This
was merely days before travel advi-
sories from key source markets saw
tourists eeing Mombasa.
Kandie noted that the advisories
by Britain, United States, Australia
and France are having a ripple effect
along the Kenyan coast that is popu-
lar with tourists.
TRAVEL SEAMLESSLY
Indaba 2014 also saw Kandie, ac-
companied by her counterparts and
ofcials from Uganda and Rwanda,
launch a borderless visa that will al-
low tourists to travel seamlessly be-
tween the three East African coun-
tries.
Kandie said this was good news
for East Africa. There is need to in-
crease intra-Africa trade and to
change the way we deal with each
other, she said.
This was echoed by economist
Mike Schussler, speaking separately,
who argued that African countries
need to realise that they are doing
themselves a disservice and are los-
ing a lot of money by ignoring this is-
sue. Its time-consuming to go to
these countries for tourists, he
said.
Opening the Indaba 2014, South
Africas Minister for Tourism Marthi-
The advisories
by Britain, United
States, Australia and
France are having a
ripple effect along the
Kenyan coast that is
popular with tourists,
Tourism Cabinet Secretary
Phyllis Kandie.
The number of tourist arrivals in Kenya last year declined by 15 per cent
and outlook this year is also bleak following travel advisories issued by
some source markets. [PHOTO: FILE /STANDARD]
By NICHOLAS WAITATHU
Local travel agents stand to regain
lost market share resulting from di-
version of business from Kenya,
thanks to enactment of Value Added
Tax (Amendment) Act No.7 of 2014.
From end month air fares sold by
travel agents will not be subjected to
the tax.
The amended bill was assented in-
to law by President Uhuru Kenyatta
on May 8 and is scheduled to be op-
erationalised on May 29.
Kenya Association of Travel Agents
(KATA) Chief Executive Ofcer Jack-
line Kimeto said it is a reprieve to the
agents as the exemption will enable
them to regain competitiveness in the
travel industry.
Though she said the actual loss in
the industry for the last nine months
is yet to be quantied, the agents in-
curred signicant business losses.
HEADING SOUTH
She observed the travel business
was heading south and thus becom-
ing cheaper for a Kenyan traveller sit-
ting in Nairobi to purchase an air tick-
et from a Tanzanian travel agent
online than from a Kenya Travel Agent
sitting next door.
Taxation of the services we offer
the market has been uncompetitive
leading to an almost total relocation
by the local travel agents to the neigh-
bouring countries, for example, Tan-
zania and Uganda, said Kimeto.
Commenting on the security situ-
ation in the country and travel advi-
sories by the west, she said travel pro-
fessionals are working on strategies to
arrest the situation.
Key among these plans is concen-
tration on other tourism segments
such as corporate travel and reducing
leisure travel for inbound tourists un-
til normalcy has been restored.
Further, she added, there is need
to enhance the domestic travel prod-
uct before giving up.
We need to support the Govern-
ment in ensuring our country is safe
as terrorism is not a Kenya issue but
a global phenomenon, said Kimeto.
She said the agents are looking
forward to recouping lost business.
Reprieve for travel
agents as State
scraps VAT on fares
tion. This is after the International
Congress and Convention Associa-
tions (ICCA) 2013 rankings show that
South Africa has gained three places
on the global rankings placing it at
number 34 from 37. In 2013, South
Africa hosted 118 meetings making it
the number one convention destina-
tion in Africa and the Middle East.
TOURISM FORUM
Indaba is Africas oldest tourism
forum, the largest on the continent
and third-largest event of its kind in
the world. This year saw attendance
of over 20 African countries.
The tourism industry is a very
sensitive sector and insecurity can
result in visitor numbers plummet-
ing. The sector is a major foreign ex-
change earner for the country and
the continent.
There are efforts to roll out initia-
tives promoting domestic tourism
with governments seeking to reduce
heavy reliance on foreign tourists.
USDOLLAR EURO
BUY SELL MARG BUY SELL MARG
AB C 87.60 87.80 0.20 120.23 120.52 0.29
EQUITY 87.50 87.60 0.10 119.96 120.12 0.16
I & M 87.60 87.80 0.20 120.08 120.37 0.29
DIAMONDTRUST 87.50 87.60 0.10 119.96 120.12 0.16
NI C 87.60 87.80 0.20 120.23 120.52 0.29
ECOBANK 87.60 87.85 0.25 120.15 120.44 0.29
1ST COMMUNITY 87.70 87.80 0.10 120.22 120.37 0.15
PRIME 87.60 87.80 0.20 120.15 120.44 0.29
MIDDLEEAST 87.50 87.60 0.10 120.15 120.44 0.29
CFC STANBIC 87.60 87.80 0.20 120.09 120.38 0.29
CITIBANK 87.60 87.80 0.20 119.83 120.12 0.29
C B A 87.65 87.85 0.20 120.11 120.49 0.38
NB K 87.65 87.85 0.20 120.11 120.49 0.38
BARCLAYS 87.70 87.80 0.10 120.24 120.39 0.15
STANDARD 87.60 87.80 0.20 119.83 120.12 0.29
KC B 87.60 87.70 0.10 120.09 120.25 0.16
BOA 87.60 87.80 0.20 120.08 120.37 0.29
CO-OP 87.60 87.80 0.20 120.09 120.38 0.29
USDOLLAR 87.6847
STGPOUND 147.4535
EURO 120.2203
SARAND 8.4501
KES/ USHS 29.0131
KES/ TSHS 18.8403
KES/ RWF 7.7095
KES/ BIF 17.6761
AEDIRHAM 23.8725
CAN$ 80.5842
SFRANC 98.2589
JPY(100) 86.2051
SW KRONER 13.3838
NOR KRONER 14.7367
DANKRONER 16.1021
IND RUPEE 1.4930
HONGKONGDOLLAR 11.3115
SINGAPOREDOLLAR 70.1001
SAUDI RIYAL 23.3792
CHINESEYUAN 14.0531
AUSTRALIAN$ 81.9677
Source: Central Bank
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LAST12MONTHS SECTOR PRICES PREVIOUS SHARES
MAIN INVESTMENT MARKET
NAIROBI STOCKS
NSE All Share Index. Down 0.07 points to close at 150.51.
NSE 20-share Index. Down 18.88 points to close at 4920.61.
20/05/14
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PER US DOLLAR PER EURO
BUY SELL MARG BUY SELL MARG
Alpha Forex BureauLtd 87.30 88.50 1.20 119.00 121.50 2.50
Amal Express Forex Bureau 87.50 88.00 0.50 115.00 120.00 5.00
Amana Forex BureauLtd 87.00 88.30 1.30 119.00 120.70 1.70
Aristocrats Forex Bureau 86.50 89.00 2.50 118.00 121.00 3.00
Bay Forex Bureau(NBI) Ltd 87.40 88.00 0.60 119.10 121.50 2.40
Bogani Forex BureauLtd 85.60 89.60 4.00 117.40 122.50 5.10
Cashline Forex BureauLtd 87.00 89.50 2.50 118.00 123.00 5.00
Central Forex BureauLtd 87.20 88.50 1.30 118.80 120.30 1.50
City Centre Forex Bureau 87.50 88.50 1.00 118.70 122.00 3.30
Classic Forex BureauLtd 86.80 87.90 1.10 118.00 121.30 3.30
Commercial Forex Bureau 87.30 87.90 0.60 119.00 122.00 3.00
Continental Forex Bureau 87.50 88.00 0.50 119.40 120.00 0.60
Cosmos Forex BureauLtd 87.70 88.20 0.50 119.40 120.50 1.10
Crater Forex BureauLtd 86.60 88.60 2.00 119.00 122.00 3.00
Crown BureauDe Change 86.50 88.50 2.00 118.50 121.50 3.00
Dalmar Exchange Bureau 87.20 87.70 0.50 118.00 122.00 4.00
Forex BureauAfroLtd 87.20 88.20 1.00 118.50 120.50 2.00
Gateway Forex BureauLtd 87.40 87.90 0.50 119.20 121.00 1.80
Giant Forex BureauLtd 86.00 88.00 2.00 115.00 122.00 7.00
Give andTake Forex Ltd 87.20 87.70 0.50 118.00 121.00 3.00
Global Forex BureauLtd 87.30 87.80 0.50 119.00 121.00 2.00
GNK Forex BureauLtd 86.00 87.75 1.75 117.00 121.00 4.00
Hodan Global Forex Ltd 87.20 87.80 0.60 119.00 121.00 2.00
HurlinghamForex Bureau 86.00 87.60 1.60 116.50 120.50 4.00
Industrial Area Forex Ltd 85.00 89.00 4.00 114.00 122.00 8.00
IslandForex BureauLtd 87.50 88.00 0.50 119.80 120.50 0.70
Junction Forex BureauLtd 86.50 88.00 1.50 118.00 121.50 3.50
Kaah Forex BureauLtd 86.60 87.20 0.60 115.00 120.00 5.00
Kenza Exchange Bureau 86.50 89.00 2.50 119.00 121.00 2.00
Lache Forex BureauLtd 86.85 88.00 1.15 117.50 121.00 3.50
LeoForex BureauLtd 86.80 87.95 1.15 118.75 120.40 1.65
Link Forex BureauLtd 87.30 88.00 0.70 119.00 121.50 2.50
Maritime Forex BureauLtd 87.30 88.30 1.00 119.30 121.10 1.80
Metropolitan BureauLtd 85.50 89.00 3.50 117.00 123.00 6.00
Middletown Forex Bureau 87.00 88.00 1.00 119.00 121.00 2.00
Mona BureauDe Change 86.50 88.00 1.50 118.00 122.00 4.00
Moneypoint Forex Bureau 86.00 87.00 1.00 116.00 122.00 6.00
Morgan Forex BureauLtd 87.70 88.20 0.50 120.00 120.50 0.50
Mustaqbal Forex Bureau 87.50 88.00 0.50 119.50 123.00 3.50
Nairobi BureauDe Change 86.00 88.00 2.00 119.00 122.00 3.00
Namanga Forex BureauLtd 84.00 88.00 4.00 115.00 125.00 10.00
Nawal Forex BureauLtd 86.50 88.00 1.50 118.50 122.00 3.50
Offshore Forex BureauLtd 87.30 87.80 0.50 119.00 121.00 2.00
Pacic Forex BureauLtd 87.40 87.70 0.30 119.20 120.50 1.30
PeakTop Exchange Bureau 87.80 88.20 0.40 119.30 121.50 2.20
UNIT TRUSTS 19/05/14
Tanzania plans to adopt rates setting in four years
Tanzanias Central Bank plans to start using interest rates regularly to
set monetary policy in the next four years, giving itself time to ensure
a smooth transition from the present system of inuencing growth and
ination through other nancial tools, its governor said. The East African
nation, which has the second largest economy in the region, uses a
range of instruments like foreign exchange interventions, rather than
interest rates, to implement its monetary policy. The Central Bank in the
regions economic powerhouse, Kenya, sets rates every two months while
neighbouring Uganda adopted monthly rate-setting meetings in 2011 to
combat high ination. Governor Benno Ndulu said the country had decided
to shift towards setting prices rather than setting quantities. He, however,
added that this would be done in transition to avoid disruption.Reuters
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16.50 5.00 Longhorn Kenya Ltd Ord 1.00 AIMS 12.95 12.95 33,900
400.00 271.00 Nation Media Group Ltd Ord. 2.50 310.00 310.00 1,900
247.00 44.00 Scangroup Ltd Ord 1.00 47.75 48.00 6,800
39.00 24.50 Standard Group Ltd Ord 5.00 34.00 34.00 5,800
56.50 40.00 TPS Eastern Africa Ltd Ord 1.00 41.00 41.00 4,700
24.00 13.05 Uchumi Supermarket Ltd Ord 5.00 13.60 13.30 68,100
CONSTRUCTION&ALLIED
98.50 60.00 ARM Cement Ltd Ord 1.00 81.50 82.50 3,406,000
225.00 170.00 Bamburi Cement Ltd Ord 5.00 177.00 174.00 2,500
97.00 75.00 Crown Paints Kenya Ltd Ord 5.00 93.00 93.00 2,000
18.00 13.80 E.A.Cables Ltd Ord 0.50 14.65 14.65 9,500
110.00 56.50 E.A.Portland Cement Co. Ltd Ord 5.00 92.50 -
ENERGY&PETROLEUM
17.90 10.00 KenGen Co. Ltd Ord. 2.50 10.95 10.95 287,600
11.80 7.90 KenolKobil Ltd Ord 0.05 9.10 9.35 1,461,500
20.75 13.50 Kenya Power & Lighting Co Ltd Ord 2.50 14.90 14.90 450,200
- - Kenya Power & Lighting Ltd 4% Pref 20.00 8.00
5.50 5.50 Kenya Power & Lighting Ltd 7% Pref 20.00 5.50
28.75 12.65 Total Kenya Ltd Ord 5.00 25.50 26.50 14,600
13.00 13.00 Umeme Ltd Ord 0.50 13.00
INSURANCE
20.00 7.30 British-American Investments Co Ord 0.10 17.50 17.65 91,100
12.20 4.20 CIC Insurance Group Ltd Ord.1.00 10.60 11.00 722,100
335.00 217.00 Jubilee Holdings Ltd Ord 5.00 331.00 331.00 26,900
21.00 13.10 Kenya Re Insurance Corporation Ord 2.50 19.65 19.70 140,700
23.00 9.20 Liberty Kenya Holdings Ltd Ord.1.00 21.00 21.75 33,900
145.00 51.50 Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Ltd Ord 5.00 124.00 124.00 8,300
INVESTMENT
41.00 17.05 Centum Investment Co Ltd Ord 0.50 39.75 39.75 124,300
6.00 3.50 Olympia Capital Holdings Ltd Ord 5.00 4.75 4.75 27,100
37.75 20.00 Trans-Century Ltd Ord 0.50 AIMS 23.25 23.25 4,400
MANUFACTURING&ALLIED
- - A.Baumann & Co Ltd Ord 5.00 AIMS 11.10 -
190.00 100.00 B.O.C Kenya Ltd Ord 5.00 141.00 140.00 2,500
635.00 521.00 British American Tobacco Kenya Ord 10.00 600.00 590.00 2,300
67.50 30.50 Carbacid Investments Ltd Ord 1.00 32.75 33.00 1,600
426.00 212.00 East African Breweries Ltd Ord 2.00 292.00 295.00 272,200
4.00 1.90 Eveready East Africa Ltd Ord.1.00 3.60 3.50 30,900
8.60 4.40 Kenya Orchards Ltd Ord 5.00 AIMS 8.60 -
5.05 2.85 Mumias Sugar Co. Ltd Ord 2.00 3.10 3.10 1,041,000
29.00 14.00 Unga Group Ltd Ord 5.00 28.50 27.50 2,100
TELECOMMUNICATION&TECHNOLOGY
13.40 6.15 Safaricom Ltd Ord 0.05 13.05 13.00 12,051,700
GROWTH ENTERPRISEMARKETSEGMENT(GEMS)
25.00 4.40 Home Afrika Ltd Ord 1.00 5.15 5.20 267,800
19/05/14
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
MONEY FUNDS Daily Yield E. A. Rate
British-American MoneyMarket Fund 9.43% 9.88%
CIC MoneyMarket Fund 9.73% 10.18%
ICEA MONEY MARKETFUND 8.15% 8.49%
Madison Asset MoneyMarket Fund 9.21% 9.61%
Old Mutual MoneyMarket Fund 6.23% 6.41%
CBA MoneyMarket Fund 6.02% 6.20%
GenCapHela Fund 11.58% 12.09%
OTHER FUNDS Buy Sell
British-American EquityFund 200.36 206.73
British-American Balanced Fund 190.94 196.52
British-American Bond Plus Fund 145.26 148.22
British-American Managed Retirement Fund 133.62 134.75
CIC Fixed Income Fund 9.18 9.42
CIC EquityFund 13.26 13.95
CIC Balanced Fund 13.00 13.61
GenCapEneza Fund 124.20 119.86
GenCapIman Fund 116.28 110.47
GenCapHazina Fund 117.88 113.75
GenCapHisa Fund 126.38 121.96
ICEA BONDFUND 98.80 99.80
ICEA EQUITY FUND 138.31 145.59
ICEA GROWTH FUND 139.42 146.76
Madison Asset Balanced Fund 70.81 74.71
Madison Asset EquityFund 59.02 62.66
Old Mutual EquityFund 375.23 402.05
Old Mutual Balanced Fund/Toboa 154.33 164.34
Old Mutual East Africa Fund 149.46 158.18
Old Mutual Bond Fund 102.72 105.16
Commercial Bank of Africa EquityFund 154.78 164.31
UKs Actis sells stake in
Umeme for $86 million
Actis Ugandan subsidiary, Umeme
Holdings, said early May it was
selling 45.1 per cent out of its
60.08 per cent stake in the utility
By STANDARD REPORTER
and REUTERS
Britain-based private equity rm Actis sold
part of its Ugandan subsidiarys stake in local
power distributor Umeme Ltd for $85.5 million
to institutional investors.
Actis ... today (Monday) announced the suc-
cessful sale of a substantial stake of Ugandan
electricity distributor, Umeme Ltd, for $85.5 mil-
lion, Actis said in a statement.
The shares were bought by more than 20 in-
stitutional investors in a heavily over-subscribed
secondary offer on the Uganda Securities Ex-
change (USE) and the Nairobi Securities Ex-
change (NSE), according to the statement. Um-
eme Ltd has a cross-listing in Kenya.
Ugandas State-run pension fund, National
Social Security Fund (NSSF), and South Africas
Investec Asset Management, were now the lead-
ing institutional investors in Umeme, Actis said.
Actis Ugandan subsidiary, Umeme Holdings,
had said in early May that it was selling 45.1 per-
cent out of the 60.08 per cent stake it owned in
the utility.
Actis said in its statement that it planned to
hold its remaining minority stake in Umeme for
at least two years.
Umeme Ltd has a 25-year power distribution
concession in Uganda although a parliamentary
report in March asked the government to cancel
the contract because of the alleged skewed na-
ture of its contract and poor performance.
Umeme has said it doesnt expect the govern-
ment to act on the parliamentary resolution and
says it has met all its contractual obligations.
By divesting the Umeme shares to such
credible investors, Actis is further enhancing the
energy sectors, the statement quoted Ugandas
Energy ministry Permanent Secretary, Kabag-
ambe Kalisa, as saying.
Umeme reported an 89 per cent rise in pre-
tax prots last year, to USh115.2 billion.
Umeme Limited suspended trading at the
USE for two weeks early this month to facilitate
sale of a block of shares in the company.
PRIVATE PLACEMENT
The major shareholder of the company, Um-
eme Holding Limited, according to a public no-
tice, contemplated a sale of a substantial block
of its shares to selected institutional and non-
institutional investors and management of the
company by way of private placement.
The company said if the deal is successfully
concluded, it might have an effect on the com-
panys securities.
The company said it wanted to facilitate the
conclusion of the deal without disruption of the
price of its shares.
In light of the suspension of the shares of
Umeme from trading in the market of their pri-
mary listing, the shares of Umeme will similarly
and automatically be suspended from trading
on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, the com-
pany stated in a statement carried in the local
newspapers.
By PHILIP MWAKIO
The East African Legislative Assembly (Eala)
resumes business next week in Arusha, Tanza-
nia, after a one and half months indenite ad-
journment.
Speaker Margaret Zziwa on April 1 indi-
nitely adjourned sittings of the legislative arm
of the East African Community (EAC) after a
motion to remove her from ofce backred.
The Plenary, which takes place from May 26
to June 6, is the sixth meeting of the Second Ses-
sion of the Third Assembly.
The Assembly expects to debate a number
of bills and reports.
Among crucial bills to be debated by the 52
members of the Assembly are the EAC Integra-
tion (Education) Bill, 2014, which is in its 2nd
and 3rd readings.
The Assembly will also discuss the EAC Ap-
propriation Bill, 2014 and the EAC Supplemen-
tary Appropriation Bill 2014.
The Assembly shall also receive and consid-
er reports from various Committees of the As-
sembly as well as consider Motions and Ques-
tions brought before the House.
Eala is also expected to receive and deliber-
ate over the EAC Budget Speech for the Finan-
cial Year 2014/2015.
Chairperson of the Council of Ministers and
Kenyas Cabinet Secretary EAC, Commerce and
Tourism, Phyllis Kandie, will deliver the Budget
Speech on May 29.
The EAC Integration (Education) Bill, 2014
is anchored on Article 7 of the EAC Treaty, pro-
viding for people-centeredness and a market
driven economy, Eala Senior Public Relations
Ofcer, Bobi Odiko, explained.
The Bill deals with civic education in the re-
gion and aims to equip East African citizens
with the necessary skills and information about
the EAC. In addition, the Bill seeks to establish
a unit within the Ofce of the EAC Secretary
General, mandated to co-ordinate integration
education in the EAC partner states.
The proposed unit is expected to develop
educational materials and set standards and
quality control measures.
EAC legislative arm resumes
business in Arusha next week
The shares were bought
by over 20 institutional investors
in a heavily over-subscribed
secondary offer on the Uganda
Securities Exchange and Nairobi
Securities Exchange (NSE).
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NEWS OF THE
Ugandan warlord Kony hands
command to teenage son
Kony has exploited the porous borders to go back and forth between Central
African Republic and South Sudan, leaving mayhem in his wake. [PHOTO: FILE]
KAMPALA, Tuesday
Fugitive African warlord Joseph
Kony has handed over command of
his group to one of his sons, a Ugan-
dan military ofcial said on Tuesday,
an elevation that further marginalis-
es senior commanders who may
threaten Konys fading authority.
Salim Saleh was born in the 1990s,
has spent all his life in the bush, and
is said to be as ruthless as Kony.
Ugandan military spokesman Lt.
Col Paddy Ankunda said Saleh is as
hard as his father, radical like his fa-
ther. It appears that the son has
now taken over completely, Ankun-
da said, noting that Kony increasing-
ly has to rely on his sons to stay fully
in charge of a group in decline.
POROUS BORDERS
Kony is the subject of an interna-
tional manhunt involving US forces
in parts of Central Africa, where his
group the Lords Resistance Army
has wreaked havoc over the years in
violent rampages that include the
abduction of children. The LRA has
taken boys who are then forced to
become ghters and girls who be-
come sex slaves, one of the reasons
the group has gained international
attention in recent times.
Saleh has been in charge of Konys
security amid a heightened search
for the warlord and his top com-
manders in Congo and Central Afri-
can Republic.
In 2008, as Ugandas government
tried to reach a peace settlement
with the LRA, Kony failed to show up
for the signing ceremony and in-
stead sent Saleh, then a teenager, to
represent him. The talks collapsed.
Kony has since used the regions
porous borders to go back and forth
between Central African Republic
LILONGWE, Tuesday
Malawians voted in the most close-
ly contested election since the end of
the one-party state two decades ago,
with incumbent Joyce Banda, south-
ern Africas rst female head of state,
facing no fewer than 11 challengers.
There were chaotic scenes at some
polling stations in the capital, Lilon-
gwe, and the commercial hub of Blan-
tyre as voting materials failed to arrive
or ballot papers were sent to the
wrong end of the country.
Many of Bandas rivals have al-
ready cried foul, saying they have un-
earthed plots to rig the ballot, al-
though diplomats say they have seen
no credible evidence of vote-rigging.
Delays and mess-ups are likely to
fuel the sense of unease and increase
the chances of post-election violence
in the usually peaceful nation should
any candidates reject the result.
In the absence of reliable opinion
polls, most analysts rank Peoples Par-
ty leader Banda as favourite because
of her popularity in rural areas where
she has been rolling out development
projects and farm subsidies.
The election commission said it
was working to iron out the problems.
After casting her ballot in the south-
ern village of Malemia, Banda urged
all sides to keep calm.
Im thankful that the campaign
period was peaceful and Im urging all
Malawians to vote peacefully today
without any incident or loss of life,
she told reporters.
However, there were angry scenes
at a polling centre at a school in a
Blantyre township, with hundreds of
voters milling around for several
hours while ofcials waited in vain for
election materials to arrive.
Theres no ink. Were still waiting
for the consignment, one of the of-
cials told the frustrated crowd.
Banda came to power in the land-
locked, impoverished nation two
years ago after her predecessor, Bingu
wa Mutharika, died in ofce.
She enjoyed vast goodwill from the
many who hated Mutharikas auto-
cratic style, and won the backing of
foreign donors and the International
Monetary Fund when she pushed
through austerity measures.
Reuters
Malawians vote, incumbent Banda set to win
BRUTAL KILLER GANG
The Lords Resistance Army,
or LRA, is a violent rebel
group led by Joseph Kony.
Though it originated in
northern Uganda, it has
since spread to the Demo-
cratic Republic of Congo,
South Sudan, and the Cen-
tral African Republic.
The ght between the Ugan-
dan government and the
LRA is one of the longest
running conicts in Africa.
The LRA is notorious for
committing human rights
violations including murder,
mutilation, rape, widespread
abductions of children and
adults, sexual slavery, and
looting of villages.
In May 2010 after intense
pressure by activists, the
Congress passed legislation
allowing the US to join in the
hunt for the killer gang.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Kony, a former Catholic
catechist, is wanted by
the ICC for atrocities
committed since 1980s
RoundUp
OSLO: Biting starvation
sweeps through South Sudan
More than a third of South Sudans
population, four million people, will be on
the edge of starvation by the end of the
year as ghting rages on in the worlds
newest country. Clashes between rebels
and government forces have wrecked food
markets and forced people to abandon
their livestock and land, aid experts say.
We are losing time. Farmers should be
planting their crops right now, Valerie
Amos, the United Nations aid chief, told
a donors conference in Oslo. If they
dont, and if livestock herders are not
able to migrate to grazing areas, people
will run out of food. Violence erupted in
the oil-producing country in December
following a long power struggle between
President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy
Riek Machar.
PARIS: France halts Sahel
deployment over new clashes
France has delayed plans to redeploy
3,000 soldiers to ght militants across
Africas Sahel region, saying it rst needs
to help deal with a fresh outbreak of
violence in northern Mali. Paris had hoped
to move the troops from its former colony
Mali and other bases to target Islamist
groups operating between southern
Libya, northern Chad and northern Niger.
It fears the ghters could use the region
as a base for wider attacks. But it paused
the plans after deadly clashes broke out
between Mali government troops and
Tuareg separatists. Given the events
of the last 48 hours, the operation in
Sahel-Sahara must be delayed for several
weeks, a defence ministry source said
on Tuesday. France originally sent troops
into Mali after al Qaeda-linked Islamists
took advantage of a Tuareg-led rebellion
and seized control of the countrys north
in 2012.
TRIPOLI: Libyan lawmakers to
meet in secret amid standoff
A Libyan lawmaker says the countrys
parliament will meet at a secret location
following an attack by militiamen loyal
to a renegade general. The lawmaker
says the meeting place is being kept
secret because of an armed standoff
in the capital, Tripoli, where rogue Gen
Khalifa Hifters forces have hunkered
down near the airport highway while the
Libyan army chief has ordered Islamist-
led militias to come to the citys defense.
Hifters followers say they are waging a
war to save Libya from Islamic extremists.
The lawmaker says the parliament will
vote on a new prime minister and budget
later on Tuesday. He spoke on condition of
anonymity to discuss the meeting.
PRETORIA: SA court sends
Pistorius for mental tests
South African Olympic track star Oscar
Pistorius was ordered on Tuesday to
undergo a month of psychiatric tests
to nd out whether he was criminally
responsible when he shot dead his
girlfriend on Valentines Day last year.
Judge Thokozile Masipa told Pistorius
he must report to Pretorias Weskoppies
hospital, one of South Africas top mental
institutions, as an outpatient for up to 30
days, starting on May 26. The evaluation
would determine whether the accused by
reason of mental illness or mental defect
was at the time of the commission of the
offence criminally responsible for the
offence he is charged with and whether
he was capable of appreciating the
wrongfulness of his act. Agencies
and a disputed enclave in Sudanese
territory called Kaa Kingi, accord-
ing to Ugandan ofcials and watch-
dog groups. Kony is wanted by the
International Criminal Court for
atrocities committed since the 1980s,
when he waged an insurgency
against Ugandas government that
later spilled across the region.
MILITARY PURGE
Paul Ronan of the US-based
watchdog group The Resolve said the
promotion of Saleh signals Konys
weakness as he tries to keep his iron
grip on the LRA. He has been purg-
ing his group of potentially disloyal
commanders, and others have de-
fected or been killed in combat with
Ugandan-led African Union troops.
Konys sons appear to be taking up
more inuential roles, Ronan said.
The rise of Konys sons dovetails
with a broader trend seen in recent
years, in which Kony has margina-
lised older ofcers, some of them
with military experience before they
joined the LRA, and replacing them
with a generation of younger com-
manders, he said in a post on The
Resolves website. Kony considers
these younger commanders, a num-
ber of whom were abducted as young
boys and once served as his body-
guards, to be more loyal. His sons
represent an even more extreme
case, as they have known little if any
life outside of the LRA.
The watchdog group Enough
Project says the LRA is now weaker
than ever before, and Ugandas mili-
tary believes LRA forces do not ex-
ceed 500.
AP
RoundUp
BEIRUT: Syrian army missile
kills 23, including 8 kids
Syrian activists say a surface-to-
surface missile red by the military
has slammed into an impoverished
residential area in a rebel-held town in
the north, killing 23 people, including
eight children. A local activist who
uses the name Abu al-Hassan said
on Tuesday the attack on the town of
Marea took place overnight. He says
among the 23 killed was a family of 10
people, including eight children. He
wasnt aware of any ghting taking
place in the area. The Britain-based
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
also reported the attack.
PORTLAND: Oregon judge
gives nod to gay marriage
Dozens of gay and lesbian couples are
now legally married in Oregon after
a judge invalidated the states voter-
approved ban on same-sex marriage.
Jubilant couples began applying for
marriage licences immediately after
US District Judge Michael McShane
issued his ruling Monday, and many
were married hours later. In Portland,
Multnomah County issued more
than 70 licences, according to the
gay-rights group Oregon United for
Marriage. Also Monday, a federal
judge in Utah ordered state ofcials
to recognise more than 1,000 gay
marriages that took place in the state
over a two-week period before the
US Supreme Court halted same-sex
weddings with an emergency stay.
GENEVA: Forced labour $150
billion-a-year business
The UNs labour agency says
trafcking, forced labour and modern
slavery is big business, generating
prots of $150 billion a year. The
International Labour Organisation
says two thirds of the prots come
from sexual exploitation and one
third is the result of forced economic
exploitation. ILO Director Guy
Ryder said his agencys report calls
attention to the need to eradicate
this fundamentally evil, but hugely
protable practice as soon as
possible. The report is based on
estimates that 21 million people
worldwide are victims of the practice.
About 55 per cent being women and
girls in commercial sexual exploitation
and domestic work. Agencies
China gives isolated Putin
crucial diplomatic boost
ment of a peace plan proposed by
European mediators. The Ukrainian
government has refused to invite
separatist rebels in the countrys east
to participate.
The statement appealed for glob-
al rules to limit use of computer
technology to hurt state sovereignty,
a reference to efforts to curb the
spread of online opposition to au-
thoritarian governments.
Beijing tries to block material that
criticizes one-party rule, while Mos-
cow has tightened controls. An of-
cial said last week Russia might block
access to Twitter.
Putin and Xi attended the signing
of 49 cooperation deals in elds in-
cluding energy, transport and infra-
structure, but no details were given
at the ceremony.
The price of gas is the sticking
point in the proposed agreement be-
tween Russias government-con-
trolled Gazprom and state-owned
China National Petroleum Corp.
A deal looked more likely after
Washington and the European Union
imposed asset freezes and visa bans
on dozens of Russian ofcials and
several companies.
The deal to pipe Siberian gas to
Chinas northeast would help Russia
diversify export routes away from
Europe. It would help to ease Chi-
nese gas shortages and heavy reli-
ance on coal.
Putin told Chinese reporters
ahead of his visit that China-Russia
cooperation had reached an all-time
high. China is our reliable friend. To
expand cooperation with China is
undoubtedly Russias diplomatic pri-
ority, Putin said, according to the
ofcial Xinhua News Agency.
AP
SHANGHAI, Tuesday
President Vladimir Putin met with
Chinas president in a diplomatic
boost for the isolated Russian leader
but the two sides had yet to agree on
a widely anticipated multibillion-
dollar natural gas sale.
Putin, shunned by the West over
Ukraine, met with Chinese President
Xi Jinping at a start of a two-day
meeting on Asian security with lead-
ers from Iran and Central Asia. The
Russian leader is hoping to extend
his countrys dealings with Asia and
diversify markets for its gas, which
now goes mostly to Europe.
Russia has been negotiating for
more than a decade on a proposed
30-year deal to supply gas to China.
Ofcials said they hoped to complete
work in time to sign a contract while
Putin is in Shanghai. But Putins
spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said
Tuesday it wasnt nalised.
OFFSET SANCTIONS
Signicant progress has been
reached on gas, but there are issues
that need to be nalised regarding
the price, Peskov said, according to
Russian news agencies. A contract
could be signed at any moment.
A deal would give Moscow an
economic and political boost at a
time of Western sanctions, while
pressure on Moscow is thought to
give Beijing leverage to push for a
lower price.
The US treasury secretary, Jacob
Lew, appealed to China during a vis-
it last week to avoid taking steps that
might offset sanctions.
However, American ofcials have
acknowledged Chinas pressing need
for energy.
In a joint statement, Putin and Xi
urged Ukrainians to start broad na-
tionwide talks on ending their coun-
trys crisis. Russia has been pressing
for such talks and they are an ele-
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) is greeted by Chinese President Xi Jin-
ping ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Condence Building
Measures in Asia summit in Shanghai. [PHOTO: REUTERS]
The Russian leader is
hoping to extend trade
ties with Asia and
diversify its gas markets
NEW DELHI, Tuesday
Indias president today invited
opposition Hindu nationalist party
leader Narendra Modi to form a new
government and set next Monday as
his swearing-in date.
Modi met with President Pranab
Mukherjee after he was formally
chosen by his party as the next prime
minister, just days after a resounding
victory in national elections.
The president has given me a
letter for swearing-in on May 26,
Modi told reporters.
Congratulations, said Mukher-
jee, as he greeted Modi with a bou-
quet of owers.
On Tuesday, Modi bent and kissed
the steps of Indias Parliament, where
he met the newly elected lawmakers
of his Bharatiya Janata Party.
Lal Krishna Advani, a party lead-
er, nominated Modi for the prime
ministers post, and the lawmakers
gave their approval by thumping
desks and raising slogans.
EMOTIONAL MOMENT
BJP President Rajnath Singh de-
scribed the occasion as historic, be-
cause an opposition party has won a
majority on its own for the rst time
in Indias 543-seat Lok Sabha the
more powerful lower house of Parlia-
ment.
The BJP won 282 seats, far more
than most analysts predicted, and
the incumbent Congress party just
44 seats.
In his speech, Modi said people of
India have put a big responsibility on
him to meet their aspirations and
hope. I am dedicating my election
to the uplift of the poor, youth and
women, he said.
Modi broke down and fought
tears as he thanked his party col-
leagues and supporters for their
trust. The 63-year-old worked relent-
lessly to market himself as the one
leader capable of waking this nation
of 1.2 billion from its economic
slumber, while trying to shake off al-
legations he looked the other way
amid communal riots in his home
Gujarat state in 2002 that killed 1,000
people, most of them Muslims.
AP
Modi to be sworn
in as Indias PM
on Monday
LONDON, Tuesday
British researchers are launching
a study in the world to investigate
whether using mobile phones and
other wireless gadgets might affect
childrens brain development.
The Study of Cognition, Adoles-
cents and Mobile Phones, or SCAMP,
project focuses on cognitive func-
tions such as memory and attention,
which continue to develop into ado-
lescence - the age teenagers start
owning and using personal phones.
While there is no convincing evi-
dence radio waves from mobile
phones affect health, most scientic
research has focused on adults and
the potential risk of brain cancers.
Because of that, scientists are un-
certain as to whether childrens
brains may be more vulnerable than
adults brains - partly because their
nervous systems are still developing,
and partly because they are likely to
have a higher cumulative exposure
over their lifetimes.
Scientic evidence available to
date is reassuring and shows no as-
sociation between exposure to radio
frequency waves from mobile phone
use and brain cancer in adults in the
short term - ie less than 10 years of
use, said Paul Elliott, director of the
Centre for Environment and Health
at Imperial College London, who will
co-lead the research.
But the evidence available re-
garding long term use and childrens
use is limited and unclear.
Mobile phone use is ubiquitous,
with the World Health Organisation
estimating 4.6 billion subscriptions
globally. In Britain, some 70 percent
of 11 to 12 year-olds now own a mo-
bile phone, and that gure rises to 90
per cent by age 14.
Parents and pupils who agree to
take part in the study will answer
questions about the childrens use of
mobile devices and wireless technol-
ogies, well-being and lifestyle. Pupils
will also undertake classroom-based
computerised tests of the cognitive
abilities behind functions like mem-
ory and attention.
Reuters
JERUSALEM, Tuesday
A human rights group released
video, which it said showed that two
teenage Palestinians shot dead by Is-
raeli security forces during a protest
last week had posed no danger and
were killed unlawfully.
The Israeli military said a prelim-
inary investigation indicated that se-
curity personnel had red rubber
bullets but not live ammunition dur-
ing the May 15 clashes outside Isra-
els Ofer prison near the West Bank
city of Ramallah.
But it said two investigations -
one by military police - were still un-
der way. A Palestinian ofcial called
the killings a deliberate execution.
Palestinian hospital ofcials said
Muhammad Abu Thahr and Nadim
Nuwara had both been shot in the
heart. Ofcials originally gave their
respective ages as 22 and 17, but lat-
er said they were 16 and 17.
Defence for Children Interna-
tional (DCI) posted two minutes of
video on YouTube, which it said was
edited from xed security cameras at
a Palestinian-owned business that
had lmed the scene.
The video shows, the group said,
that troops committed unlawful
killings where neither child present-
ed a direct and immediate threat to
life at the time of their shooting.
Reuters
Researchers to study whether mobile
phones affect teenage brains
Video shows Israel killed 2
Palestinians unlawfully
50 / NEWS OF THE WORLD Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
RoundUp
LONDON: UKs Cameron calls for
faster extraditions
British Prime Minister David Cameron said
he will seek to make extradition faster
after the conviction in New York of radical
cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa on terrorist
charges. He said it took too long for Britain
to extradite the cleric, known in Britain as
Abu Hamza and remembered for his ery,
anti-Western sermons at the Finsbury Park
Mosque in North London. It had taken 10
years for Hamza to be sent to the US to face
justice. We should reect on whether we
can extradite faster, he said, calling for
faster deportation rules as well. Mustafa
was found guilty of supporting terrorism.
BEIJING: Chinese man attacks
students with knife, injures 8
A Chinese man with a kitchen knife attacked
rst- and second-graders at a school in
central China on Tuesday, injuring eight
children, local authorities said. The man,
identied as 35-year-old Chen Zuihang, was
detained following the attack. China has
suffered a series of attacks on kindergartens
and grade schools, often by people who
are mentally ill or are angry at society. Last
month, a group of eight knife-wielding men
slashed students on their way home, killing
one student and injuring two. Last year, a
man injured six pupils and one parent with a
kitchen cleaver in the city of Maoming.
MOSCOW: 5 dead, 45 wounded in
train collision near Moscow
A collision Tuesday between a cargo train
and a passenger train near Moscow killed
at least ve people and left at least 45
others injured. The Interior Ministry said
the accident happened when several cars on
a cargo train derailed and hit a passenger
train moving on a parallel track near Naro-
Fominsk, a town 50km southwest of Moscow.
Footage from the crash site broadcast by
Russian television showed one side of a
passenger car torn away by the collision.
Transport department said the accident was
caused by a crack in the rail.
SLOVYANSK: Locals get angry
with pro-Russia separatists
Pro-Russia separatists ghting government
forces in eastern Ukraine faced local anger
Tuesday and a new challenge from the
countrys richest man who demanded they
end their rebellion. Russia, meanwhile, said
some troops were dismantling their camps
along the border with Ukraine. A day after
President Vladimir Putin issued a pullout
order in an apparent bid to ease tensions
with the West, Russias Defence Ministry
said its forces in the Bryansk, Belgorod
and Rostov regions bordering Ukraine
were preparing to return to their home
bases. NATO, which estimates that Russia
has 40,000 troops along the border with
Ukraine, said its watching the situation
closely, but could not yet conrm a change.
BERLIN: German probe nds 20
former death camp guards
German investigators of Nazi war crimes
say they have identied about 20 former
guards from the Majdanek death camp who
are still alive and may be guilty of accessory
to murder. Federal prosecutor Kurt
Schrimm, said his special Nazi war crimes
ofce is preparing to recommend that
State prosecutors pursue charges against
the suspects in the next two weeks. Lead
investigator Thomas Will said the suspects
men and women all live in Germany, but
that the probe of other former Majdanek
guards is ongoing. About 1,000 possible
suspects are being investigated overall.
The Nazis killed tens of thousands of Jews
and others in Majdanek, on the outskirts of
Lublin in occupied Poland.
ISMAIL KHAN: Chinese tourist
abducted in Pakistan
A Chinese tourist travelling through north-
western Pakistan was abducted by gunmen.
A militant commander said his Taliban-allied
group was behind the kidnapping. The
Chinese nationals passport, bicycle and
belongings were found on Tuesday in the
town of Daraban on the outskirts of Dera
Ismail Khan district, said police chief Sadiq
Baluch. He said the man had apparently
entered Pakistan from neighbouring India
some time in April. The police were not
informed about the mans presence in the
district bordering Pakistans lawless tribal
region, which is home to local and al-Qaida-
linked foreign militants, Baluch added. The
police identied the Chinese man from his
passport as Hong Xudong. No one at the
Chinese Embassy in Islamabad immediately
responded to calls for comment.
Agencies
Thai army chief urges rivals to
talk after declaring martial law
BANGKOK, Tuesday
Thailands army declared martial
law nationwide to restore order after
six months of street protests that
have left the country without a prop-
er functioning government, but in-
sisted the surprise intervention was
not a military coup.
While troops patrolled parts of
Bangkok and army spokesmen took
to the airwaves, the caretaker gov-
ernment led by supporters of self-ex-
iled former premier Thaksin Shina-
watra said it was still in charge.
Army chief General Prayuth
Chan-ocha said the military had
stepped in to restore order and build
investor condence, and warned
that troops would take action against
anyone who used weapons and
harmed civilians.
We ask all sides to come and talk
to nd a way out for the country, Pr-
ayuth told reporters after meeting
directors of government agencies
and other high-ranking ofcials.
Military ofcials said they were
not interfering with the caretaker
government, but ministers were not
informed of the armys plan before
an announcement on television at
3am and Prayuth said martial law
would be maintained until peace
and order had been restored.
BRINK OF RECESSION
Twenty-eight people have been
killed and 700 injured since the anti-
government protests began in No-
vember last year.
The crisis is the latest instalment
of a near-decade-long power strug-
gle between former telecoms tycoon
Thaksin and the royalist establish-
ment that has brought the country to
the brink of recession and even
raised fears of civil war.
Both pro- and anti-government
Thailand has been
in a crisis since
court ousted Prime
Minister Shinawatra
SOMA, Tuesday
The main labour union in a Turk-
ish town hit by the nations worst min-
ing disaster called on thousands of
workers to down tools on Tuesday at
mines run by the same operator until
the sites have been properly inspect-
ed.
Three hundred and one miners
died last week after a re in a mine in
Soma, a small town 480km south-west
of Istanbul, fuelling anger in a nation
that has long had one of the worlds
worst workplace safety records.
Turkish authorities are holding
eight suspects, including the head of
the rm operating the mine, on pro-
visional charges of causing multiple
deaths by negligence.
Soma Mining Chief Executive Can
Gurkan was remanded in custody late
on Monday, joining the mines gener-
al manager and six others who are be-
ing held pending a formal indict-
ment.
We want the mining affairs direc-
torate inspectors to carry out inspec-
tions and we will walk out until this
has been done, Tamer Kucukgencay,
regional head of the Maden-Is labour
union, said.
INSENSITIVE RESPONSE
He said the action affected 3,200
mine workers in the town, where So-
ma Mining has three sites including
the one hit by the re. Monday was a
public holiday in Turkey and miners
have not yet returned to work.
The disaster has sparked protests
in Turkey, directed at mine owners ac-
cused of ignoring safety for prot, and
at Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogans
government, seen as too close to in-
dustry bosses and insensitive in its re-
sponse.
While Erdogan has presided over a
decade of rapid economic growth in
Turkey, safety standards have failed to
keep pace, leaving the country with
the worlds worst industrial accident
records.
An initial report on the possible
causes of the accident indicated that
the re may have been triggered by
coal heating up after making contact
with the air, sending deadly carbon
monoxide through the mine.
Reuters
Turkish miners
down tools
over disaster
protesters are camped out at differ-
ent places in the capital and, to pre-
vent clashes, the army told them to
stay put and could not march.
The army also called on media
not to broadcast material that would
affect national security and ordered
10 satellite TV channels, including
both pro- and anti-government sta-
tions, to stop broadcasting.
The caretaker government, wary
of the army given its history on the
side of the establishment, said it wel-
comed the move to restore order and
that it remained in ofce.
The armys actions must be un-
der the framework of the Constitu-
tion, caretaker Prime Minister Ni-
watthamrong Boonsongphaisan said
in a statement.
HUGE FOLLOWING
Thailand has been in a crisis since
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra,
Thaksins younger sister, and nine of
her ministers were dismissed on May
7 after a court found them guilty of
abuse of power.
The military, which put down a
pro-Thaksin protest movement in
2010, has staged numerous coups
since Thailand became a constitu-
tional monarchy in 1932.
The last one was in 2006 to oust
Thaksin, who has lived abroad since
2008 but wields political inuence
and commands a huge following.
Anti-government protesters want
a neutral premier to oversee re-
forms aimed at ending Thaksins in-
uence. The government views an
early general election it would likely
win as the best way forward.
Thaksin said anyone following
political developments could have
expected martial law.
I hope that no side will violate
human rights and damage the dem-
ocratic process more than it has al-
ready been, he said in a rare mes-
sage posted on his Twitter account.
The army tried to mediate in the
crisis late last year, bringing together
then premier Yingluck and anti-gov-
ernment protest leader Suthep
Thaugsuban. It has played down
fears of a coup, stressing that politi-
cians must resolve the dispute.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard NEWS OF THE WORLD / Page 51
But Human Rights Watch called
Tuesdays army action a de facto
coup while a political analyst said it
was a phantom coup.
There was no consultation with
the government and I think the mili-
tary will expand its powers and test
the waters, said Kan Yuenyong of Si-
am Intelligence Unit think-tank.
For this to be a success the army
needs to act like a neutral force and
not be seen to side with the anti-gov-
ernment protesters. It needs to offer
an election date and start a political
reform process at the same time.
Martial law gives the military
broad powers over civilian authori-
ties, but a full coup would incur costs
in terms of greater damage to inves-
tor condence and anctions. The US,
which cut aid to its military ally after
the 2006 coup, said it was monitor-
ing the situation closely.
We expect the army to honour
its commitment to make this a tem-
porary action to prevent violence,
and to not undermine democratic
institutions, US State Department
spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
Reuters
Thai Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures during a news conference at The
Army Club after the army declared martial law yesterday. [PHOTO: REUTERS]
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GAMES: Tergat will serve
in key IOC commissions
San Antonio Spurs were planning
to attack Oklahoma City big
man Serge Ibaka was playing or
not. The fact that the Thunders
athletic defender was absent only
made things easier for them. Tim
Duncan scored 27 points as San
Antonio took advantage of Ibakas
absence to dominate the paint,
beating the Oklahoma City 122-105
on Monday night in the opener
of the Western Conference nals.
Tony Parker did not appear limited
by a hamstring injury, scoring 14
points and having 12 assists in 36
minutes. The Thunder got their
points from Kevin Durant and
Russell Westbrook, who scored
28 and 25 respectively. Oklahoma
Citys Nick Collison, Thabo
Sefolosha and Kendrick Perkins,
combined to score ve points
with 13 rebounds and one assist.
GOLF: Lucy Li youngest
qualier in Womens Open
Lucy Li has become the youngest
player to qualify for the US
Womens Open by winning the
sectional qualier at Half Moon
Bay in California. The 11-year-old
shot rounds of 74 and 68 on the
par-72 Old Course on Monday
and will surpass Lexi Thompson
as the youngest competitor in
a US Womens Open when she
tees off at Pinehurst on June
19. Thompson was 12 when she
qualied in 2007. Li already
has a big win on her resume,
capturing the girls 10-11 division
at the inaugural Drive, Chip and
Putt contest at Augusta.
ATHLETICS: Gatlin races
to seasons best in 100m
Justin Gatlin raced the fastest
100m of the season at Sundays
Shanghai Diamond League meet,
while Olympic gold medallist
Allyson Felix failed to recapture
her previous magic, nishing fth
in the 400m. Gatlin ran under
10 seconds for the rst time this
year, claiming victory in 9.92
seconds after leading from the
blocks -- and then immediately
vowed to improve on that time.
To go out there and technically
run a 9, 9.92, with no wind at all.
I think it puts me in the right
direction of where I need to go,
Gatlin said.My ultimate goal is...
to run a couple of 9.7s, a 9.6 and
not to burn out. AFP
NAKURU REIGN
Reuters
By BEN AHENDA
National Fifteens team player
Martin Owila of Top Fry Nakuru
RFC was named the man of the
match by Kenya Rugby Union
(KRU) in the Kenya Cup League
nals against Kenya Commercial
Bank in Nairobi over the week-
end.
Owila helped Nakuru RFC to
retain the Kenya Cup League title
for the second year after they de-
feated KCB 20-13 at Rugby Foot-
ball Union of East Africa
grounds.
The win over the bankers
completed their earlier pledge to
retain the cup after they had
clinched the Enterprise Cup title
against the same side.
Speaking after the match,
Nakuru RFC coach Dominique
Habimana said, I salute KCBs
effort, they operated as one. The
forwards dominated, setting up
platforms for us to score. This was
a vintage game of rugby for both
sides.
However, KCB II restored some
pride when they smashed Nakuru
RFC II 21-10 to be declared the
Erick Shirley Shield champions.
Martin Mukolwe of KCB II was
voted as the man of the match
against Nakuru RFC II.
The fact that Nakuru and KCB
met in the Kenya Cup nals and
their second string sides also
faced each other in the nals of
the Erick Shirley Shield nals
prove the two are the kings of the
longer version of rugby in the
country.
Both teams shift their atten-
tion to the Bamburi Super Series
in Nakuru this weekend.
Bulk of KCB players make the
Papa franchise together with
Homeboyz and Mwamba while
Ndovu is an amalgamation of
players from Nakuru, Western
Bulls and Kisumu.
Ndovu takes on Bollor Africa
Logistics Chui at Nakuru Athletic
Club on Saturday in their second
match after running over Victoria
Protectors 40-6 in their rst match
in Kampala last month.
In their rst match, Chui de-
feated Victoria Protectors 10-3
and therefore the winner in their
match against Nakuru RFC qual-
ies for the semi-nals.
Ndovu are topping Pool A with
ve points ahead of Chuis four
while Victoria Protectors have no
point.
On their part, UAP Insurance
Kifaru takes on Ugandas Hima
Ruwenzori at the same venue
(Nakuru Athletic Club).
Nakuru will host day three
matches while Machakos will be
in charge of the semi-nals.
The nals will take place at
Rugby Football Union of East Af-
rica Grounds in Nairobi and will
serve as a curtain raiser for an in-
ternational friendly match pitting
Kenya against Portugal.

bahenda@standardme-
dia.co.ke
Giants KCB get Top Fry burns
in Kenya Cup League nals
Nakuru Top Frys
players celebrate
their Kenya Cup
victory against KCB
at KRU Grounds.
[PHOTO: DENNIS
OKEYO/STANDARD]
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard Page 56 / FEVERPITCH
IMPRESSIVE START
Kamwenja outclass Shanzu
in rugby as Inter-collegiate
Championships begin
By OSCAR PILIPILI
Kamwenja team of Aber-
dare Region started off their
campaign on resounding note
after they beat Shanzu of Coast
26-7 in a thrilling rugby sevens
match as the Inter-collegiate
Rugby and Athletics Cham-
pionships started at Kagumo
yesterday.
Godwin Mwasi crossed the
line two times and convert-
ed two tries, Julius Nguguui
landed once and managed
two conversions while Bernard
Mogire touched down to help
Kamwenja win their opening
match of the event.
Victor Nyumu sprinted past
the line while Vincent Mido
converted in Shanzus unsuc-
cessful challenge against Kam-
wenja who had taken 14-7 lead
at half time.
The 2014 Annual Inter-
Collegiate Athletics and Rugby
Championships started with a
colourful opening ceremony
at Kagumo Teachers College
yesterday.
Kenya Teachers Colleges
Sports Association (KTCSA)
secretary general Paul Okwaro
said that rugby sevens disci-
pline is back on the games pro-
gramme after a six-year hiatus.
VERY COMPETITIVE
Rugby enthusiasts have
been eager to see the return of
the sport and Im pretty sure
the sport will be very com-
petitive as every participating
team want to claim the historic
trophy.
Okwaro said the duration of
the Championships has been
increased from four to ve
days to give athletes more time
to give athletes more time to
acclimatise and avoid fatigue.
He appreciated all partners
including Kenya Rugby Union
and Athletics Kenya for sup-
porting the games by provid-
ing technical support and tro-
phies.
Track action starts with
10,000m walk race men sched-
ule for 8:30am. The walk race
will be followed by pole vault,
high jump, long jump, triple
jump, discus, javelin and shot
putt nals.
RETAIN TITLE
The 3000m steeplechase
and 10,000m women nals
and 5,000m men deciding race
highlights day one of the an-
nual showpiece.
The Lake region are out to
retain the overall title that they
won last year.
KTCSA chairperson William
Maritim who is also principal
Tambach said: The truth of
any competition is that at the
end, some will win while oth-
ers lose.
In whichever way all ef-
forts are rewarded either by
way of entertaining specta-
tors, improving our standards
or receiving rewards, added
Maritim.
The chairman encouraged
all participants to be guided
by the virtue of nding joy in
participation but not in results
only.
Aberdare region chairper-
son Anastasia Mutuku com-
mended all those who con-
tributed towards the success
of their sporting programmes
in colleges.
She appealed to all partici-
pants to see to it that the ongo-
ing championships are char-
acterised by high standards of
professionalism and discipline
to enable all to nd joy and self
fullment in the competition.
She said: Sporting activi-
ties bring all of us together, to
compete, interact, socialise
and share ideas and experi-
ences.
Wario orders sports federations to register afresh
By REBECCA GICHANA
Cabinet Secretary for
Sports, Culture and the Arts
Hassan Wario has urged all
sports federations to register
afresh by the end of August.
Wario was speaking during
the rst graduation ceremony
of the National Youth Talent
Academy (NYTA) at the Safari-
com Moi Sports International
Sports Centre, Kasarani, yes-
terday.
Apart from the training
programmes which the min-
istry has been running for
sports personnel under the
Kenya Sports Institute, we
have consolidated the NYTA
programmes fully into the Ke-
nya Academy of Sports. These
programmes will form vital
departments in the National
Sports Academy and continue
to identify and train young
talented Kenyans in various
sports disciplines, said Wario.
He added: While I ac-
knowledge that programmes
in a sports academy include
sports science, research and
anti-doping activities, the
programmes we have already
started will form a crucial
starting point as we await the
completion of infrastructure
for the academy.
All federations have been
under the Registrar of Societ-
ies and now will be under the
Registrar of Sports.
During the ceremony, 90
graduands (25 rugby, 30 foot-
ball, 21 volleyball and 14 ath-
letes) were urged to do their
best in their respective elds.
NYTA CEO Douglas Rate-
mo said they will broaden the
project next year with a differ-
Graduands follow proceedings during the National Youth Talent
Academy graduation at Safaricom Kasarani Stadium, yesterday.
[PHOTO:DENNIS OKEYO/STANDARD]
ent format where they will in-
corporate students from Form
one to Form Four.
Some of the football gran-
duands have been incorpo-
rated to FC Talanta who are
currently taking part in the Na-
tional Nationwide league, oth-
ers will be attached to different
clubs in the country, said the
ofcial.
Some football graduands
have already joined FC Tal-
anta which is sponsored by
the Communications Com-
missions of Kenya and are now
playing in the Football Kenya
Federation National Super
League.
This is a good opportunity
for the unexploited talent, es-
pecially for those students who
cannot afford to pay school
fees but have talent. We will
continue to support the girls
volleyball team that is taking
part in the National volleyball
league, said Ratemo.
Mofaya hit
Bomas of
Kenya FC as
clubs get kit
By ERICK OCHIENG
Mofaya FC hit Bomas of
Kenya FC 2-0 in the Langata
Constituencys Community De-
velopment Fund (CDF) football
contest held at the Uhuru Gar-
dens Primary School on Mon-
day.
Dennis Deco Adero
notched the opener from the
left ank just ve minutes into
the tie graced by Langata MP
Joshua Olum and Langata CDF
Committee chairman Ochwa-
cho Ojanjo.
Fredrick Oloo sealed the deal
for Mofaya in the 39th minute
following a melee on the oppo-
nents goal mouth.
IMPORTANT MEMENT
This moment is very im-
portant to the constituency as
it marked an auspicious occa-
sion where Langata CDF has
donated kits worth Sh600,000
to various teams and schools
within the vicinity, Olum told
FeverPitch.
We are empowering the
youth through sports because
they are a most vulnerable lot
who needs assistance in matters
of security, health, HIV/Aids and
tribalism among others, added
the MP.
Olum, who has pledged to
start a youth sports academy
through partnership with local
teams and schools, presented
the kits (balls and uniforms)
to ve Football Kenya Fed-
eration (FKF) County League
teams namely Bomas of Kenya
FC, Mofaya FC, Amazon Tiger
FC, Kuwinda FC and Langata
Academy(U14 side).
RECEIVED KITS
Kenya Sitting Volleyball
team members from the area
also received kits. Besides, ten
other primary schools and three
secondary schools also received
balls donations.
The package also included
rugby kits to be presented to
Langata High School and Ngei
Primary School this Friday by
Olum and Langata CDF Com-
mittee.
We are now embarking on
another phase where we will
present the teams with boots
and other sports equipment, we
are out to grow sports in Langata
Constituency, noted Ojango.
We have a massive sports
programme and we are working
day and night to ensure that our
dreams become valid. Through
sports, it is easy to reach the
youths and furnish the whole
community with information
that can help them in life, said
Ojango. eoyugi@standard-
media.co.ke
Godwin Walubengo (left) of Kamwenja TTC outsprints Joshua
Kenga of Shanzu during the Teachers Colleges Athletics and
Rugby Championships at Kagumo Teachers College, yesterday.
[PHOTO:JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD]
FEVERPITCH / Page 57 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Mohammed Hassan (left) of
Mennonites in action against Jay
Michoma of Blazers during their
Kenya Basketball Premier League
match at the Nyayo National
Stadium. [PHOTO: FREDRICK
ONYANGO/PIC-CENTRE]

BOXING: KDF and Police
to lay siege on Kisumu
Kenya Defence Force (KDF)
boxers start as favourites
when the second leg of the
national boxing league kicks off
tomorrow in Kisumu. The three-
day championships will be held
at Kosao Social Hall starting
at 3pm. Boxing Association of
Kenya Vice President Albert
Metito said KDF won the rst
leg in Mombasa a fortnight ago
and will be traveling to Kisumu
to consolidate their lead.
Kenya Police are the national
title holders and will also be
in Kisumu to try and win the
second leg so as to get at par
with KDF (23 points). Police
have 21 points. Other teams
afre KNH, Prison, Metropolitan,
Coast, Central and Nyanza
regions. Ernest Ndunda
GOLF: Ngige stars to edge
out Timbe in Thika event
Thika Golf Club resident Pro
Simon Ngige shot from the
crowd to emerge the winner of
the rst leg of KCB Golf Tour
held at the Thika Golf Club.
Ngige managed a total of 3
under par 141 to beat overnight
winner Kopan Timbe who
slumped to a disappointing 4
over. The course is extremely
challenging but I feel good to
have won. My putting is getting
better as I continue to work on
it, said Simon Ngige. He got
four birdies in both front and
Back nine, second, 8th, 13th
and 18th holes. Ngige who is a
two time winner of the KCB Golf
Tour shot one under par 71 in
the second day for a two day
total of three under par 141.
FastTrack
RUGBY: Bamburi Super
Series resumes in Nakuru
The Bamburi Rugby Super
Series resumes on Saturday
at the Nakuru Athletic Club
after a two-week break for the
Kenya Cup semis and nals.
Focus for the clubs will be on
the semi nal qualication as
defending champions Ndovu,
UAP Kifaru, Hima Rwenzori
and Bollore Chui get into.
Victoria Protectors and Papa
Nguvu have completed their
preliminary round xtures and
will not be in action.
Girl Power fans rivalry in karting competition
By BEN AHENDA
The Rift Valley Motor
Sports Club (RVMSC) has
praised the four girls that
gave a formidable challenge
to the boys team during the
third round of the National
Karting Championships in
Nakuru over the weekend.
The four girls were ap-
preciated for their gallant
performance in a sport
dominated by the boys. They
were Krishma Gohil and Ma-
tania Imbayi in the 60cc cat-
egory and Nicole Muhia and
Nellie Kamau in the 50cc
cadre.
RVMSC chairman Meh-
boob Nanji said the girls
showed remarkable skills.
They deserved a round
of applause and cheers of
Girl Power. They gave it all
and took the game to the
boys camp in a bruising bat-
tle, said Nanji.
Zoraver Dadhley won the
ten-lap 50cc category in sev-
en minutes 46.05 seconds
followed by Dennis Yaya and
Nellie Kamau. Yaya regis-
tered a time of 7:27.06 ahead
of Kamaus 7:27.29.
In the 16-lap 60cc cate-
gory, Jaivir Dadhley emerged
victorious in 10 minutes
53.8 seconds edging out
Nzomo siblings of Jadini
and Amani. Jadini was timed
at 10:33.10 and Amani took
10:33.15.
Twelve-year-old Philip
Ndegwa won the Rotax Ju-
nior championships with an
unassailable 100 points
ahead of Jeremy Wahome
and former champion Ryan
Bailey. Wahome scooped 89
points while Bailey man-
aged 80 points.
Ndegwa who beat his
competitors right from the
preliminaries said his suc-
cess was due to consistency
and hard work.
I managed to beat them
when negotiating corners
and it was due to my consis-
tency in all the laps from the
word go.
That allowed me to rule
the day, he told FeverPitch.
His main opponent was
Wahome (Jeremy) who n-
ished runners up in the cat-
egory.
I respect him for a buoy-
ant chase in all the rounds
right from preliminaries,
he said in a post-race inter-
view.
bahenda@standard-
media.co.ke
Young riders compete during the Go-Karting championship at
the Solai ground in Nakuru over the weekend.
QUEST FOR
HONOUR
By ERICK OCHIENG
Don Bosco won 46-36 against All
Stars in the Nairobi Basketball Asso-
ciation (NBA) mens Division Two
League played on Sunday evening at
the Railway Club in Nairobi.
Marksman Joel Atebe was on point
for the winners with 21 points while
Zaddock Adika managed 13 for the los-
ers, who are newcomers, in the
league.
I plan to continue with this good
run in the league even this year, said
Atebe, a leading top scorer in the
league for the past three seasons.
Woodley Knights failed to shine
again in their battle with Legacy who
won 53-26. Knights, who are yet to get
a foothold in the league, wasted vital
chances in the game that was initially
balanced at the start. Daniel Odhiam-
bo scored 15 points as Lameck Om-
buya added 13 for the winners.
Zetech College - Thika Campus,
had no mercy for Machakos Hawks
who they beat 46-38 with Vincent
Odhiambo making 15 points as Joseph
Gogo managed 12 for the hawks.
The battle between Catholic Uni-
versity of East Africa (Cuea) against
Emyba was almost a balanced affair
until the last quarter, which Cuea cap-
italised on to win 48-46 all courtesy of
Adriel Mapesa who had 14 points.
Neosasa Morans continued with
their good run beating Embakasi Dy-
namos 51-40. The man of the match
was Zico Kadir who netted 18 points
for the winners while Bernard Ombasa
had 12 for the losers.
Mount Kenya University - Thika
Campus, beat Old Pirates 54-37 with
the help of Benaya Musibi who scored
12. Old Pirates had Haningtone Sitati
as top scorer with 13 points.
At the same time, United States In-
ternational University thumped Pac
University 50-16 with Jesse Odongo as
top scorer claiming 13 points.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agri-
culture and Technology (Jkuat), Karen
Campus defeated Upper Hill 69-40 as
Victor Chengoli and Darlington Getu-
no scored game high 23 points each.
In the women contests, favourites
Equity Bank thrashed Strathmore Uni-
versity 79-20 with the help of Elizabeth
Mjombas 14 and Linda Mfuchis 15
points for the bankers while Knight
Makena shot eight for the losers.
Jkuat lost 35-23 to Zetech College
who had Adhiambo Beryl and Cynthia
Maweru each registering seven points
while Mary Chepkoi had nine for the
Juja based side.
Gladiators hammered Africa Naza-
rene University 45-31 with Mildred
Malubis claiming 10 points as Shelly
Purity made 19 for the losers.
Footprints managed a 36-34 win
over Mount Kenya University, Thika
Campus, as Joyce Wambui nailed 10
while Emma Wamucii picked up 12 for
the losers.
eoyugi@standardmedia.co.ke
Don Bosco edge out All Stars in
tough Nairobi Basketball League
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Man City midelder angered
by late birthday efforts
TOURE MIGHT LEAVE
Manchester Citys
manager Manuel
Pellegrini and
midelder Yaya
Toure pose for
pictures with the
Premiership trophy.
[PHOTO:AFP]
LONDON
Midelder Yaya Toure is up-
set with Manchester City after
an apparent birthday snub and
could leave the Premier League
champions, his agent said on
Tuesday.
According to Dimitri Seluk,
who represents the Ivory Coast
international, Toure was dis-
mayed that, despite the club
giving him a 31st birthday cake,
the owners did not personally
congratulate him at a post-sea-
son party in Abu Dhabi.
Former Barcelona power-
house Toure, whose goals were
instrumental in Citys second
title in three seasons, could
even seek a move, Seluk said.
He got a cake but when it
was Roberto Carloss birthday,
the president of (Russian side)
Anzhi (Makhachkala) gave
him a Bugatti, Seluk told BBC
Sport.
I dont expect City to pres-
ent Yaya with a Bugatti, we only
asked that they shook his hand
and said we congratulate you.
It is the minimum they must
do when it is his birthday and
the squad is all together.
Of course Yaya is upset
about this. It is his birthday
and nobody said anything or
shook his hand, so he does not
feel comfortable, added Se-
luk, who said City sent a Twit-
ter message wishing Toure a
happy birthday.
DEMAND RESPECT
The most important thing
is a human relationship and
maybe this is his opportunity
for Yaya to nd that. If City
dont respect him, then easy -
Yaya will leave. No problem.
Toure, who joined City
in 2010 as part of the owner
Sheikh Mansours vast outlay
on world-class players, moved
to reassure Man City fans via
his Twitter page on Tuesday.
Thanks for all the birth-
day messages today. Card from
City just arrived... Must have
got lost in the post. Haha he
Tweeted.
Jokes aside. Please do not
take words that do not come
out of MY mouth seriously.
Judge my commitment to @
MCFC by my performances.
Toure signed a new four-
year contract last year and Se-
luk denied that he was looking
for a better deal with the club.
NOT ABOUT MONEY
No. Money is not impor-
tant. He has enough money,
he said. It is more important
he plays for a club that respects
him more than having a few
thousand pounds added to his
salary.
I have spoken to him about
leaving and we will see what
happens but, at the moment,
Yaya is really upset. .
Earlier, Toure courted con-
troversy when he said he is
not regarded as one of the best
players in the world because
he is from Africa.
Toure, 30, has 22 goals this
season, helping City to win the
League Cup and challenge for
the Premier League title..
Samir Nasri also said Toure
would be celebrated as one of
the worlds best midelders
were he not African. In an inter-
view for Football Focus on BBC
World News, he said: I think
what Samir was saying was def-
initely true.
The midelder has won
league titles in four countries -
Ivory Coast, Greece, Spain and
England - and was part of the
Barcelona team that won the
Champions League in 2009.
He also feels fellow coun-
tryman Didier Drogba and
Cameroons Samuel Etoo are
undervalued because they are
African.
Reuters
Manchester United players set for culture shock
LONDON
Manchester Uniteds play-
ers could be in for a tough
time following Louis van Gaals
appointment, says ex-Neth-
erlands midelder Ronald de
Boer.
Hes very strict, said De
Boer, who played under Van
Gaal for club and country.
When I was young, I was
scared of him and feared him.
United nished seventh in
the Premier League and failed
to qualify for Europe for the
rst time in 25 years, leading to
the sacking of David Moyes.
Van Gaal, who has won ti-
tles with Ajax, Barcelona, Bay-
ern Munich and AZ Alkmaar,
will take charge at Old Trafford
after leading the Netherlands
at this summers World Cup in
Brazil.
The 62-year-old Dutchman
has signed a three-year con-
tract. Former Rangers forward
De Boer, who played under Van
Gaal at Ajax and Barcelona, be-
lieves Uniteds new manager
will quickly get the best out of
the players.
Everyone knows which di-
rection he is aiming for and ev-
eryone will follow that, said De
Boer, who is youth team coach
at Ajax. When he watches, you
give a little more effort in what
you are doing.
Derby manager Steve Mc-
Claren, who led Dutch side
FC Twente to the Eredivisie
title and was assistant to Sir
Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford,
agrees that Van Gaal is a tough
taskmaster.
He is very forthright, he
knows what he wants, he knows
what he is doing and he is very
disciplined, McClaren said.
You either love him or you
hate him in Holland, he is one
of those characters, but he is
successful, he gets teams win-
ning and he is experienced at
that level.
Known for employing an at-
tacking style and his demands
for discipline from his play-
ers, Van Gaal came to promi-
nence when he guided a young
Ajax team, featuring Clarence
Seedorf, Edgar Davids and Pat-
rick Kluivert, to a Champions
League nal victory over AC
Milan in 1995.
He won two La Liga titles
with Barca, led AZ Alkmaar to
only the second Dutch title in
their history, and then, in his
rst season in charge, took Bay-
ern Munich to the German title
and the Champions League -
nal in 2010. BBC Online
Manchester Uniteds Dutch striker Robin van Persie (centre)
celebrates scoring a goal against Aston Villa.
By BEN AHENDA
Its all systems go ahead of
the fourth round of the Kenya
National Rally Champion-
ship (KNRC) that criss-crosses
Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet
counties this Saturday.
The event, dubbed KCB
Mtaani Eldama Ravine Rally, is
expected to produce thrills and
spills in the wet and muddy
conditions. The last time El-
dama Ravine hosted a rally was
in 2011 and it resulted in the
Two Wheel Drives getting time
barred and were disqualied.
It will see the re-run of Peter
Horseys Datsun Pickup. Peter
raced his brothers Mitsubishi
EVOX in Kiambu while Alex
Horsey gave the event a wide
berth.
Jonathan Savage and his
partner Richard Hechle in their
Ford Escort are expected to
make their rst appearance this
year as the 2014 season reaches
halfway stage. Also making a
comeback is Manmeet Singh
Pue Vicky from Mombasa in
a Subaru N10.
DEADLINE ISSUES
Meanwhile, drivers are
burning midnight oil to keep
their machines in good condi-
tions with Issa Amwari strug-
gling to get his car ready.
The car is not ready but we
are waiting for some parts to
come from Europe. We expects
to have the parts latest this
week and Im not sure if we will
manage to x the car in time
and test-drive as well. Our n-
gers are crossed, Amwari said.
Defending 2WD Champion
Dennis Mwenda said Eldama
Ravine brings bitter and sweet
memories of the past. It was his
rst rally with Edward Njoroge
back in 2011.
We were driving the Golf at
the time and were second last
on the road on a muddy day. All
2WD were stuck but managed
to pass all of them and nish 14
minutes ahead of the pack. We
hope for better conditions this
year, said Mwenda.
Alistair Cavanaugh will skip
the event but his navigator
Gavin Laurence will team up
with Nakuru based Onkar Rai.
Drivers face
muddy race
in Eldama
Ravine rally
Peter Horsey. PHOTO: FILE]
FEVERPITCH / Page 59 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Ogolla taken ill, Nasio worried over his fate at Gor
Keli fails
to shine at
Leopards
By GILBERT WANDERA
Gor Mahias assistant
coach Bobby Ogolla, who was
taken to hospital two days ago
after complaining of chest
pains, is responding to treat-
ment.
Ogolla, who is currently
admitted at Kenyatta National
Hospital (KNH) said he is re-
sponding well to treatment
and hopes to get out soon to
resume his duties.
He said from his hospital
bed that the doctors had per-
formed dialysis on him on
Monday after he was diag-
nosed with a renal condition.
I am feeling much better
and grateful to have been
brought to Kenyatta National
Hospital (KNH) in the nick of
time. I am grateful to Dr An-
drew Suleh who made it pos-
sible to get admission here.
My family is also grateful
to all those who have come to
visit me and especially Gor
Mahia chairman Ambrose Ra-
chier, he said.
Ogolla is admitted in the
hospitals general ward where
conditions are not as good as
in the private wing.
Despite Gor Mahia signing
a lucrative medical sponsor-
ship deal with Chase Bank last
week, the assistant coach can-
not be treated under this
scheme as he was yet to sub-
mit his documents to the
company.
In the same hospital, Gor
Mahia defender Solomon Na-
sio checked in on Tuesday
morning to undergo a nose
operation.
The player, who was in the
news last week over reports
that club ofcials had ignored
his plight, revealed that he
could be out for at least three
months after the operation.
I have been advised that I
have to be out for three
months for the injury to heal.
With my contract running out
in a few weeks, it means the
most probable time I can
come back is next season, he
said.
Nasio said he is not keen
on renewing his contract at
Gor Mahia when it lapses next
month.
It was obvious that when
I got the injury that ofcials
were buying time by not hav-
ing me treated so that they
can drop me in June. I dont
think it will be wise to return
to Gor Mahia.
I am grateful for what the
fans did for me. If it were not
for them, my career would
have come to an end.
Nasio was in the news last
week when he revealed that
an injury he sustained six
months ago was threatening
to end his career and Gor Ma-
hia ofcials had abandoned
him.
This forced fans to con-
tribute more than Sh200,000
to enable him to undergo the
operation.
Bobby Ogolla
By GILBERT WANDERA
Being a top player in any
particular season is not always
an easy thing, as AFC Leopards
striker Jacob Keli can attest.
Last season while at KCB he
won it all. He was best player
and top scorer and that came
with high expectations at his
new club.
The worst thing is that he is
yet to live up to the high expec-
tations. In 12 matches, Keli has
found the back of the net just
twice and ironically, on both oc-
casions it has been against his
former club KCB.
But the player (pictured) in-
sists he is giving it his best shot
and pleads for patience from
all. Giving an account of his
performance so far, Keli said:I
wouldnt call it disappointing or
satisfying. It is something in be-
tween and numbers dont lie.
It is all about adjusting.
For some people it takes time,
for others it is instant. Overall,
patience is a virtue and people
have to be patient with me.
Things have been very tight
with me and I cannot put myself
under pressure, otherwise it will
be worse.
GIVE MY ALL
Every time I step into the
pitch, I always give my all. I do
what is prescribed by the coach-
es but the results have not been
there to show for it but what can
I do? I will continue to give my
best.
He admitted that carrying
the tag of best player always
puts him under plenty of pres-
sure every time he steps into the
pitch.
The pressure is there by
virtue of my status but the fact
is no one can take away what I
achieved last year. I did it and it
is a fact. As for the future no one
knows what will happen.
Asked whether re-uniting
with his former coach at KCB
Abdalla Juma will make things
easier for him, the player said
it does not matter as only hard
work will improve his perfor-
mance.
We had a good relationship
with James Nandwa before he
left the club and so it does not
matter that Juma has come to
AFC Leopards. At the end of
the day, it is all a matter of hard
work and patience to get back
my form.
When I was at KCB, it took
me two years to achieve what I
did. In the rst year at the club, I
scored just ve goals in the rst
leg and after that there were no
more goals.
gwandera@standardme-
dia.co.ke
DEMOTE ERRANT REFS
By GILBERT WANDERA
Sofapaka coach Sam Timbe has called
for stiffer penalties on match ofcials who
goof as a way of helping them correct their
mistakes.
The former Kenyan Premier League
(KPL) champions host Bandari at Macha-
kos Municipal Stadium today as the com-
petition resumes after breaking for a week.
Speaking ahead of the clash, Timbe said:
It does not help that when referees make
mistakes they are only suspended for one or
two matches. This changes nothing.
My suggestion is that they ought to be
demoted to the lower division and given
time to change. If referees know the punish-
ment is severe they will limit their mistakes.
Otherwise, returning them back to the
top league so soon only encourages sloppi-
ness, he said.
Two weeks ago, the coach complained
against center referee Raphael Nduati who
ofciated their match against Gor Mahia at
City Stadium.
Sofapaka lost the match 2-1 but there
were doubts whether the goals scored by
Gor Mahia were genuine.
BOUNCE BACK
Sofapaka will be seeking to bounce back
to winning ways after picking only one point
out of a possible six in the last two xtures
and Timbe says his players are sufciently
motivated for the match.
Inspite of the mistakes made by the ref-
eree, it is no excuse for us to have lost and
we must work harder against Bandari to
turn around our form.
Sofapakas attack will be led by Congo-
lese forward Patrick Kagogo. He had a ne
game against Gor Mahia and scored a bril-
liant goal after being put through by John
Barasa with whom they should partner with
again today.
MPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE
The last time Bandari played, they drew
1-1 against Sony Sugar at home and will be
looking to bounce back to winning ways.
Goalkeeper Wilson Obungu had an im-
pressive performance for Harambee Stars
in goal against Comoros on Sunday and this
should give him enough motivation to do
even better in goal on Wednesday.
Machakos Stadium will host a double
header today with the other xture pitting
Mathare United against Nakuru Top Fry.
The two teams have had mixed results in
their last xtures with United picking a 1-0
win over Nairobi City Stars while Top Fry
went down 1-0 to Ulinzi Stars.
Top Fry cannot afford another loss as
they remain bottom of the pile with the
league almost taking the rst leg break.
At Nyayo Stadium, KRA coach Ken Ke-
nyatta is optimistic to bounce back when
his side takes on Thika United.
Against Tusker, the players did not rise
to the occasion but at the same time we had
an opportunity to learn from our mistakes
and we will bounce back today, he said.
Tusker will be seeking to extend their
winning run as they play away to Nairobi
City Stars. The match will be played at Hope
Center.
gwandera@standardmedia.co.ke
Sofapaka coach
Sam Timbe.
[PHOTO:BONIFACE
OKENDO/
STANDARD]
Timbe points accusing nger at
whistlers over poor ofciating
FIXTURES
TODAY
Sofapaka v Bandari (Machakos)
KRA v Thika United (Nyayo)
City Stars v Tusker (Hope Centre)
Muhoroni Youth v Ulinzi Stars (Muhoroni)
Mathare United v Top Fry Nakuru (
Machakos)
TOMORROW:
Chemelil Sugar v Gor Mahia (Mumias)
Page 60 / FEVERPITCH Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
RIO DE JANEIRO
Fifa Secretary General Je-
rome Valcke insisted on Mon-
day that Brazilians still want-
ed to host the World Cup but
said organisers needed to give
100 per cent to nish the
stadium holding the opening
match.
Headlines are screaming
that Brazilians dont want the
World Cup. This is not re-
ected in public opinion
polls nor by what we have wit-
nessed on the ground in Bra-
zil, Valcke said in a statement
released soon after he arrived
in the country to oversee nal
preparations for the June 12-
July 13 tournament.
He cited a poll by British
research rm Sponsorship In-
telligence that found 57 per-
cent of Brazilians, a country of
200 million people, were very
excited about the World Cup,
and said the more than 11
million ticket requests so far
were unprecedented in the
tournaments history.
FIRST STOP
His rst stop on a tour of
all 12 host cities was the new
stadium in Sao Paulo, which
will host the kick-off match
between the hosts and Croa-
tia. The stadium is still partly
under construction after re-
peated delays and accidents
that killed three workers.
It held a test event Sunday
at just over half capacity that
was marred by malfunction-
ing elevators, spotty cell
phone coverage and an unn-
ished roof that left some fans
exposed to a drenching rain.
Valcke sought to pressure
organizers to get the venue
ready for the opening ceremo-
ny and match.
Arena de Sao Paulo still
needs 100 per cent from ev-
erybody to guaran-
tee necessary
structures
are in
pl ace
for open-
er, he wrote on
Twitter.
Valcke, Fifas top
task-master for host
country prepara-
tions, has had a rocky rela-
tionship with Brazil.
The Frenchman
caused uproar two
years ago when he was
quoted as saying that
Brazil needed a kick
up the backside to get
ready in time.
Valcke and Fifa su-
premo Sepp Blatter later
apologised. Fifa originally
demanded Brazil have all 12
stadiums ready for December
31, but deadline after dead-
line has passed unmet.
Valcke said Monday all sta-
diums would be handed over
to Fifa 21 days from their rst
matches, starting with
Sao Paulos on
Wednesday and end-
ing with the stadiums
in Curitiba, Natal and
Salvador on Thurs-
day.
He also sought to
downplay protests by
Brazilians angry at the
more than $11 billion be-
ing spent on the tourna-
ment. AFP
...despite stadium still being
partly under construction
after repeated delays
Overcoming the pain
of the beautiful game
PARIS
The World
Cup in Brazil will
be a show of supreme
tness by the best foot-
ballers, but danger threatens at
every match.
From groin strains,
snapped metatarsal bones
and pulled calf muscles to
ripped knee ligaments and
mental stress, there is risk
with every twist and turn
made by a footballer.
The race by Colombias
star striker Radamel Falcao
to be ready for the tourna-
ment highlights the stakes.
Falcao suffered ruptured
cruciate ligaments playing
for Monaco in a French
League Cup game in January.
But after state of the art key-
hole injury hopes to play for
his country at the tournament
and risk a new injury.
We know from top teams
theres always like 20-30 per-
cent of players injured. This
is a big problem, said
Ewald Hennig, professor of
biomechanics at Duisburg-
Essen University in Germany.
Combining high speed,
body rotation and im-
pact, football has one of
the highest injury rates
of any sport.
The hidden drivers
for the many injuries include long
seasons, public demand for spec-
tacle and even innovations in kit
and training.
A recent study found between
40 and 80 per cent of retired pro-
fessionals aged 30 to 49 have symp-
toms of knee osteoarthritis, com-
pared to 15-25 percent in the
general population.
DARK SIDE
Professional football also has
a dark side, and that is the sustain-
able health of its players in the
long term, according to Vincent
Gouttebarge, former professional
footballer and chief medical of-
cer of the FIFPro union that
represents over 65,000
professional players
worldwide.
Hennig said that,
counter-intuitively,
training may be part-
ly to blame for todays
injury problems. While quickening
the pace of the game, it is much
more dangerous, the training that
they do these days, said Hennig.
He pointed to a shift in muscle
conditioning training that has
spread among many trainers.
Previously, players were told to
run uphill and walk down -- but
this has shifted to sprinting down-
hill or down steps.
The technique, adopted from
track and eld athletes, aims at
training the nervous system to re-
act quicker and boosts muscle co-
ordination. But more force is ex-
erted on joints and bones, elevating
the risk of injury, said Hennig.
In footballs early days, boots
were higher to protect the ankle
and sturdier to absorb the impact
from an opponents studs and oth-
er shocks. Todays soccer shoe
weighs about 100 grammes (3.5
ounces), compared to as much as
a kilogramme.
The new boots also have more
traction, so there are higher forces
when players change direction: a
torsion that leads to more muscle
stress and injuries, said Hennig.

AFP
Ramadel Falcao
BRAZIL WANTS WORLD CUP
Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke (right) shares a light moment with Brazils
Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo after a local organising committee press conference in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in April. [PHOTO:AP]
22
DAYS TO GO
FEVERPITCH / Page 61 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard

FastTrack
RIO: Pele fears protests
will hurt World Cup
Brazilian football legend
Pele expressed concern on
Monday that social protests
in his country could prompt
nervous fans from abroad to
cancel their trips to the World
Cup. Pele, speaking at a press
conference in a Mexico City
suburb, said he had no doubt
that demonstrations that have
reemerged in recent weeks
would affect the tournament
if they continue. We already
know that 25 percent of
foreigners who were going
to Brazil are worried by the
protest, and I think they have
cancelled, said Pele. AFP
LISBON: Nani picked for
Portugals W Cup squad
Nani has been included in
Portugals World Cup squad
despite an injury-hit season
during which he made just 13
appearances for Manchester
United. Portugal coach Paulo
Bento on Monday announced
the 23-man squad he will
take to Brazil, with the main
surprise being the choice of
Braga midelder Rafa, who
has just one cap. Nani has had
a disappointing year due to
injuries and poor form, but
Bento said the 27-year-old
winger has shaken off the
injuries that helped keep
him sidelined. Nani had a
problem up until March but hes
improved, Bento said.
SYDNEY: Australia
players face pay cuts
Australias top football players
face a pay cut next year with
a plan for remuneration to be
based on how protable the
national teams games are.
Football Federation Australia
boss David Gallop said the
Socceroos were not attracting
the same crowds as in their
heyday from 2006-10 and pay
should more accurately reect
this. Its a product of where
we were at that time, he said
Tuesday of the current pay scale,
in which players reportedly earn
Aus$6,500 (US$6,040) a match
regardless of the opponent.
Despite being among the lowest-
ranked sides an the World
Cup in Brazil, the Socceroos
will be among the highest
earners, according to Australian
Associated Press.
TOKYO
As World Cup fever mounts
in Brazil, the unveiling of slo-
gans to be splashed on team
buses has gone down like a at
tyre.
Golden opportunities to steal
a march in the pre-tournament
mind games ew wildly off tar-
get in a urry of speculative ef-
forts ranging from the confusing
to the blindingly obvious.
Belgium called the slogan
chosen for its bus stupid. And
the nal Flemish version has a
mistake.
Fifa proposed ve slogans.
We rejected them all because we
found them too stupid, said
Belgium Football Federation
spokesman Stefan Van Loock.
Fifa nally imposed Expect
The Impossible for Belgiums
bus, but the Flemish version
says Verwacht je aan het on-
mogelijke! instead of Verwa-
cht het onmogelijke. The gram-
mar was impossible.
Australia were also unhappy
with the cheesy Socceroos:
hopping our way into history!
Embarrassed Aussie fans
poured scorn on the slogan on
social media, with one offering
a wry alternative for the side of
team bus: We are going to park
this in front of our goal.
The Australian Football Fed-
eration also distanced itself
from the work of art.
Argentina are among the fa-
vourites to lift the trophy for a
third time but their slogan
Not just a team, we are a coun-
try is a clear mis-kick, applying
as it does, technically, to all 32
nations in the competition.
CHEEKIEST SHIMMY
Slogans unveiled by Fifa for
other teams after a competition
also parked the bus instead of
stepping on the gas. Germany
was left with One nation, one
team, one dream!
England players may not be
overjoyed by theirs: The dream
of one team, the heartbeat of
millions!! it runs, in what feels
like a back-pass for a team hop-
ing to end almost 50 years of
football pain.
Hosts Brazil have arguably
the cheekiest shimmy. The slo-
gan for he ve-times World Cup
winners declares: Brace your-
selves! The 6th is coming!
Russia pick up a yellow card,
surely, for the slogan No one
can catch us, which might ap-
ply better to competitors in a
cycle race.
Never far from controversy at
a World Cup, the Netherlands ig-
nore the burden of proof by in-
sisting Real men wear orange,
while Greece philosophically
claims Heroes play like
Greeks.
Frances slogan Impossible
is not a French word threat-
ened linguist outrage, because,
actually, it is.
Cameroon, meanwhile, go
perhaps too far the other way,
with the utterly indisputable
logic that is A lion remains a li-
on. Japan hark back to the past,
and appear to be threatening to
overrun a castle rather than play
football, with the worrisome-
sounding call-to-arms Samu-
rai, the time has come to ght!
South Korea, by contrast,
look to have the sun-loungers
out before a ball has even been
kicked, urging their team to En-
joy it, Reds!
Not so for plucky Costa Rica,
who demonstrate an admirable
work ethic with an essay My
passion is football, my strength
is my people, my pride is Costa
Rica which could cost a bit
in paint.
Italy, meanwhile, offer the
slightly bafing Lets paint the
Fifa World Cup dream blue.
While the Italians have their
overalls on, Chile appear to be
in conga-mode already with the
splendid Chi Chi Chi!, Le Le Le!
Go Chile. AP
Arena Corinthians Stadium in Sao
Paulo, Brazil. The stadium will host the
opening match of the Fifa World Cup
between Brazil and Croatia on June 12.
[PHOTO: AFP]
FIFAS VALCKE INSISTS
Fans of Spain celebrate after watching Spains victory in
the World Cup nal in South Africa against the Netherlands
in 2010. [PHOTO/REUTERS]
Park the bus! slogans ripe for roadside snooze
22
DAYS TO GO
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Alastair Cook looks to get England back to
winning ways against Sri Lanka and India
LONDON
Alastair Cook (pictured
above) is facing the biggest
challenge of his captaincy as
he looks to get England back
to winning ways, says former
skipper Michael Vaughan.
Cook, whose leadership
was criticised on the disastrous
Ashes tour, will oversee one-
day and Test series against Sri
Lanka and India this summer.
Alastair will be excited but
also very nervous, Vaughan
told BBC Sport.
The pressure is on him.
Any failure, any disappoint-
ment will be jumped on by a
lot of people.
Cooks captaincy began
with Englands rst Test series
victory in India for 27 years
and a 3-0 Ashes victory on
home soil in 2013.
But his reputation was
scarred during a humiliating
5-0 Ashes whitewash and 4-1
defeat in the one-day series
down under.
Cook kept his job following
the tour but was inuential in
the decisions to discard star
batsman Kevin Pietersen and
batting coach Graham Gooch,
his long-term mentor for Essex
and England.
By GILBERT WANDERA
The night of May 9,
2014 began like any oth-
er for Kwale-based farm-
er Sherrie Isabel Nair.
But before the night
was over, she had bagged
Sh1million in the Sport-
Pesa competition.
She bet Sh100 on the
French Ligue one com-
petition and, with it,
earned 10 times what she
had put on the table, be-
coming the rst unique
winner in the competi-
tion.
I saw this advertise-
ment on Kenya Television
Network (KTN) Prime
Sports and I decided to
bet using the Sh100 I had
on my phone. After a few
minutes, I got a message
conrming I had won
Sh1million.
I did not believe
this. I showed my cousin
the message to conrm
whether this was true
and she conrmed. In
the morning, a repre-
sentative from SportPesa
called me to conrm the
win and that is when it
dawned on me that this
was true, she said in her
cousins house in South
C estate.
Despite her farm-
ing background, Naire
is a big football fan and
religiously follows live
scores on her phone.
She is a supporter of
English side Arsenal and
a big admirer of French
coach Arsene Wenger.
Wenger is my hero. I
admire his ability to pick
fresh talent and mould
them into world beaters
over a short period of
time and sell them at a
prot, she said.
She is a fan of Bayern
Munich in Germany and
Barcelona in Spain.
And who will win the
World Cup? I predict
hosts Brazil and Germa-
ny will reach the nal but
Germany will win. They
have a good team which
can upset the hosts.
The betting bug hit
Nair when she was a girl.
Me and my late mother
used to watch numer-
ous football matches
and we would put a bet
on matches and it stuck
with me to date, she
said.
Nair plans to use the
money to support a chil-
drens welfare in Matuga.
I support poor chil-
dren and will use the
money to buy more
cows, chicken and start
economic activities to
help the children, she
said.
BIG CHALLENGE
How SportPesa made Naire millionaire
Head coach Andy Flower
has also departed and been
replaced by Peter Moores, who
previously led the side between
2007 and 2009.
With the one-day series
against Sri Lanka starting on
Thursday, following Tues-
days Twenty20 international,
Vaughan says fans will be look-
ing for immediate signs of im-
provement.
Even though hes won an
Ashes and won in India, Cook
will probably feel like this is a
fresh start, what hes going to
be judged on as an England
captain, said Vaughan.
He has made some tough
calls. He has got rid of his best
pal batting coach Graham
Gooch although I believe it
was a management decision
and a Peter Moores coaching
decision as much as Alastair
Cooks.
He has got rid of the man
who has scored more runs for
England than anyone else in
Kevin Pietersen so, although
the public will be behind him,
there will also be more pres-
sure on the England side.
The combination of Cook
and Peter Moores is going to be
under scrutiny. We are all look-
ing to see how they are going to
come out and play.
Moores has said he wants
to excite the fans. We will see
over the next few months
whether that has changed.
Former England off-spinner
Graeme Swann, who retired
from international cricket after
the third Ashes Test in Austra-
lia, said winning matches is
the best way to get supporters
back on side.
Alastair Cook will be des-
perate for a couple of new
heroes to emerge and really
stamp their names on pro-
ceedings for the summer and
become the new faces of Eng-
lish cricket, Swann told BBC
Radio 5 live. BBC Sport
From Sh100, Isabel Sherrie Naire won a
whopping Sh1m with SportPesa 79079. All she
had to do was watch the Score and Dana Dana
Viwanjani on KTN Prime and KTN Leo, register
for SportPesa 79079, deposit funds into her
SPESA account and bet on 8 of her favourite
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millionaire.
FEVERPITCH / Page 63 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
and 4x1500m made it big in
the opening events of the
Diamond League series in
Doha and Shanghai.
Rono, an ex-army man,
said the 4x200m and 4x400m
contests will be stiff but was
condent they can nish
within the medal bracket.
Our 4x800m and
4x1500m teams are the best.
I also hope we can make it to
the podium in 4x200m and
4x400m. In fact, the pledge
by Safaricom to reward med-
al winners will motivate the
team, said Rono.
The Kenyan team will
line up in Nassau with lofty
dreams, pass the button from
the old guard to the new crop
of athletes and hope to break
the mens 4x1,500m world re-
cord.
World 800m champion
Eunice Sum, two-time world
1,500m champion Asbel Kip-
rop, world 1,500m bronze
medalist Hellen Obiri and
world 5,000m silver medalist
Mercy Cherono are expected
to carry their imperious form
to the contest, having posted
brilliant shows at the open-
ing leg of the IAAF Diamond
League meeting in Doha, Qa-
tar, a fortnight ago.
And the big challenge lies
on Kenyan men, who are the
world 4x800m record holder.
Kenya holds the world re-
cord for the mens 4x800m
at 7:02.43, set in Brussels in
2006, and the 4x1500m at
14:36.23, set in 2009 in Brus-
sels.
Former world champion
Janet Jepkosgei will team up
with world champion Eunice
Sum, who she mentored, in
the 4x800m.
Jepkosgei said: Eunice
(Sum) is my athletics daugh-
ter and I am always happy to
train with her. She is a good
partner and I am happy that
she picked up well from me.
It has been more than a de-
cade since I competed in
the 800m and I feel the great
challenge from upcoming
athletes. The young athletes
motivate me a lot.
VAST EXPERIENCE
But Sum, who is a cousin
to 2007 world 800m cham-
pion Alfred Yego Kirwa, said
they are banking on Jepkos-
geis vast experience to win
in Bahamas.
World 5,000m silver med-
alist Mercy Cherono an-
chored her team to unofcial
17:05.8 world record in 4x1,
500m race.
Kenya still basks in her
past success in the 4x400m,
winning the 1972 Olympic
title and setting a national
record of 2:59.63.
Meanwhile, US-based
sprinter Carvin Nkanata, was
named in the team to replace
Boniface Khagai. Rono said
Khagai did not get a visa in
time for the event.
The 200m specialist with
Personal Best of 20:17 will
join 4x200 mens team. Also
dropped alongside Khagai
are Stanley Kieti and Said
Ruto.
Athletics Kenya (AK) vice
president David Okeyo con-
rmed the changes yester-
day, adding that the team
have had proper prepara-
tions and are ready for the
showdown.
The team is well pre-
pared but we still expect a
stiff challenge from the op-
position. We have trained
well and have some of the
best runners, Okeyo told Fe-
verPitch.
Nkanata, who runs for the
Pittsburgh Panthers, won the
200m NCAA indoor silver in
Albuquerque in March this
year with a career best of
20.52.
Last year, the former Iowa
State University alumnus
was named a Second-Team
All-American for the 2012-
13 indoor season and won
the Big East Championship
over 200m in a meet record
of 21.04.
Continued From P64
Soi faces Lagat and
Alamirew in Prefontaine
Lofty dreams as Team Kenya jet out
MONACO
The fastest young talents
in a decade are ready to chal-
lenge a 28-year-old defend-
ing champion and 39-year-
old world champion at the
Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF
Diamond League meeting,
over 5,000m on May 31.
The landmark 40th Pre
Classic at historic Hayward
Field, which later in the
summer will stage the IAAF
World Junior Champion-
ships, and the 5,000m will
have one of the best ever
elds assembled in a US race
over the distance.
In the prime of their ca-
reers are Ethiopias Yenew
Alamirew and Kenyas Ed-
win Soi. Alamirew won the
IAAF Diamond League race
in Shanghai on Sunday in
13:04.83.
Soi, 28, earned the bronze
medal at the 2008 Olympic
Games and won last years
Pre Classic 5,000m.
Perhaps the most con-
sistent challenger will be
ageless Bernard Lagat, who
has won ve times at the
Pre Classic, but never over
5,000m. He is 39 years young
and owns ve major cham-
pionship gold medals.
Lagat won silver in the
3,000m at the 2014 IAAF
World Indoor Champion-
ships, taking his tally to 13
major championship med-
als from 1,500m to 5,000m in
a top-class career that spans
15 years.
Enter a new era of tal-
ent, led by Ethiopias Hagos
Gebrhiwet. Now 20, Gebrhi-
wet set a world junior record
with his 12:47.53 last July,
then earned the silver medal
at the World Championships
in Moscow last August.
Isaiah Koech, 20, also rep-
resents a country with great
tradition. Kenya leads the
world in sub-12:50 runners,
with eight men, and Koech is
their youngest of all.
At 19, Koech earned a
bronze medal last year at the
World Championships. He
already has incredible in-
ternational experience over
5,000m, nishing fth as
an 18-year-old at the Lon-
don 2012 Olympics Games
after placing fourth at the
2011 World Championships,
when he was the youngest-
ever nalist.
Many more in the world-
class eld are in their early
20s. This includes Albert Rop,
21, of Bahrain and Muktar
Edris, 20, of Ethiopia.
Along with Koech, Kenya
has even more superb ath-
letes capable of winning this
race.
TOP: Team captain Mark
Mutai; ABOVE: Janeth
Jepkosgei, assistant captain.
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WERE SET
FOR EVENT
Team Kenya, ofcials and
Safaricom Marketing Director
Rita Okuthe during the
send-off luncheon on Monday.
[PHOTO: JENNIFER WACHIE /
STANDARD]
Team Kenya jet out today
for the World Relays
BY JONATHAN KOMEN
The Kenyan team leaves tonight for the inaugural IAAF
World Relay Championships that runs in Nassau, Baha-
mas, on Saturday and Sunday.
The team, which comprises 28 athletes and ten of-
cials, will depart Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
enroute Paris then connect to Miami in USA and before
proceeding to Bahamas.
The squad that has a mix of youth and the old guard
will be seeking to stamp the Kenyan authority in middle
distance and, perhaps, bring back past medal win in sprint
races as they compete in six events.
Men will compete in 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and
4x1500m while women line up in 4x800m and 4x1500m.
Head coach Sammy Rono said he had high hopes and
the middle distance team can stop any aggression: We
have an experienced team as most of them have won med-
als or competed in big championships. Those in 4x800m
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Gone without a
trace ... and found
It was an emotional re-union for
a mother and her daughter who
was snatched at birth 47 years
ago, P.3
Besides teaching us to be the
best, he taught us how to speak
in public; how to stand before
people, the rst words to say and
when to pause for effect
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014/ The Standard
Crime of ourtime
With Standard reporter
Why dreaded Pilipili had to die twice
Disatised vigilantes reduced his
remains to ashes on the roadside
before his family could get them home
for burial
T
hose who live by the
sword, decrees the Bible,
should be prepared to die
by it. This injunction has,
however, been amended in Kir-
inyaga, where suspected crimi-
nals who escape punishment
should not expect to rest in
peace, even after death.
About ve years ago, Philip
Mwangi, popularly known as
Pilipili (pepper) on account of his
capacity to inict pain on people,
was declared persona non grata
in Kabonge village, Kirinyaga
County.
At the height of his notoriety,
Pilipili was a member of the
dreaded Mungiki sect that had
patented violence and bloodlet-
ting in Central Kenya. During
that time, Mungiki was the un-
seen guest in many homesteads
whose owners were supposed to
remit a monthly protection fee.
Family gatherings, weddings
and marriage negotiations were
targeted by the Mungiki thugs
who even demanded a special
levy from parents whenever their
children who worked in distant
towns such as Nairobi came vis-
iting.
Residents nally took matters
into their own hands and formed
a vigilante group that started
ushing out and lynching all
Mungiki adherents.
The roles were reversed and
the hunter became the hunted.
Sect adherents became the cow-
ards of Kirinyaga County and
they were on the run.
The bullies who had terror-
ised mothers, grandmothers and
school children were now re-
duced to sneaking into their
homes in the dead of the night.
Like them, Pilipili had no
choice but to ee a few days after
a 2009 Good Friday incident for
fear of being brutally murdered,
like other Mungiki members had
been, by the merciless vigilan-
tes.
He cheated death twice as he
bolted out of his house with
hordes of machete-wielding vig-
ilantes hot on his heels and bay-
ing for his blood. He was hit by a
vehicle as he tried to cross a road
in Kagumo town.
NARROW ESCAPE
After his narrow escape, fam-
ily members now reveal that
Pilipili sought refuge in Karatina
town in Nyeri County, where he
was allegedly hosted by other
members of the outlawed sect.
A number of locals described
Pilipili as the Mungiki point
man in Kabonge town where he
collected daily levies from boda
boda operators and business
people.
Boda boda riders remem-
bered him for his cruelty and
bitterness that earned him the
Pilipili nickname and made him
the most feared Mungiki enforc-
er.
After he ran away from home
in 2009, the vigilantes raided and
The cofn
bearing the
remains of
suspected
Mungiki
adherent
Philip Mwangi
alias Pilipili.
The body was
set ablaze by
Kenda Kenda
vigilante
members.
INSET: His
mother Jane
Nyawira at
their home in
Kibonge,
Kirinyaga.
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What you say
Rastas widow: My life is lonely and I
miss him
Amity: Kenya has to enact a law that can ensure
repossession of stolen property whether through
robbery, theft, corruption or any other illegal means.
Otherwise to kill Rasta while he retains the purported
stolen wealth is a contradiction.
Mohamed Abdullahi Siraji: In the developed world,
the gains of criminal activities are forfeited.
Polyticks: Good riddance. He should not rest in
peace.
Mkenya Halisi: Actually, we should not only kill these
thugs but repossess all their property. Crime must
never pay. Such property can be sold off and held as
a fund.
Wanjiroansah Muitungu: Rasta was a real man, he
knew how to take care of his family.
Dennis Denno: Love is really blind.
Margaret Muchue: Pole mama, he was the love of
your life.
Edith Masingila: People dont understand what she
is going through.
riding on motorbikes waylaid the
convoy of mourners in Kiaragana
village, two kilometres from
where Pilipili was to be laid to
rest.
They demanded to view the
body to verify that it was indeed
Pilipili who had died so that they
could have peace at last. The
mourners were accompanied by
a contingent of armed police of-
cers.
But as soon as the police gave
way, the youths opened the
hearse, dragged the cofn out,
opened it and doused it in petrol
before setting the body ablaze.
We heard them say they
wanted to ensure that we were
not transporting a banana stem.
But the next thing we saw was
smoke as they torched the body
using petrol, recounted Pilipilis
aunt, Jane Nyaguthii.
His family and the other
mourners took off from the scene
on realising that the burial would
not take place after all. Police of-
cers could only stare in disbelief
as hundreds of youths left the
scene on their bikes, leaving the
corpse burning behind them.
The family was too shocked
and scared to even contemplate
taking the body home for burial.
Ultimately, both the police and
the mourners left it on the road-
side.
The vigilantes took advantage
of this and rode back to the scene
and nished what they had start-
ed they put more petrol on the
body and burned it to ashes.
The unlled grave where Pilip-
ilis body was to be interred re-
mains and is an open wound
even as his family hope that grass
will eventually grow and cover
it.
torched his house just to ensure
that he did not return. The home-
stead was closely monitored to
ensure that he did not even visit
his family.
Apparently, even as he lay low
in exile, Pilipili lived up to his
name for he was reputed to be a
notorious carjacker.
And so when news reached the
village that he had disappeared
from his hideout in Karatina on
April 26 this year, his family
feared the vigilantes had nally
caught up with him.
We were later informed that
his body was found oating in
River Sagana near Muranga and
that was when we started plan-
ning his funeral, recounted his
father, John Muthii.
EVOKED ELATION
The father said his son had
been shot in the head. Some rel-
atives suspect he was killed by
police and his body thrown into
the river although some people
believe he was targeted by his ac-
complices after a deal went
sour.
The news of his death evoked
elation in his home village in
Kagumo town and its environs,
especially among the boda boda
operators whom he had terror-
ised as he demanded the unlaw-
ful levies.
There was tension as the vigi-
lante members insisted that
Pilipili would not be buried at
home. Nevertheless, the family
set the burial date for Friday last
week.
The group, dubbed the Kenda
Kenda Squad, which had gone
underground since its bloody
confrontations with the outlawed
sect in 2009, regrouped and start-
ed planning how to derail the
ceremony.
On the burial day, hundreds of
youths armed with machetes and
Gicheru Mburu: Life is more peaceful without him.
Stella Ndenge: How many times did he stay with
you, a guy who was always on the run? Anyway, take
it easy.
Habibti Mayner: Life is denitely lonely without the
one you love by your side.
Moslin Achieng: Some of the people see Rasta as a
robber; he is not. Robbers are still alive. A deceased
one is an innocent creature. Who is he robbing in
death, anyway?
Your attitude towards money can
make you rich or poor
Ann Marie: Attitude is all we need.
Stephen Wamusoro: Not true. Wealth is the
investment, but money is only a mode of exchange of
goods and services.
Martin Buziba: What do you do if unemployed?
Moses Wash: You can say that again and again
Miriam Kamau: Money is the source of all evil; if not
handled properly it can lead to death. Pastors and the
rest, watch out.
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Wednesday Life
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Declared dead at birth, lost baby
reunites with family 47 years later
Crime Hot spots
Lost and Found
By Silah Koskei
How to reduce car
thieves, break-ins
Elizabeth Rotich (right) and her daughter Carolyne Cherop meet after
close to ve decades at their home in Eisero village, Mosop constitu-
ency. [PHOTO: SILAH KOSKEI/STANDARD]
By PKEMOI NGENOH
In the late 1970s and 1980s, during the times of
popular ction writer John Kiriamiti, it was common
for armed robbers to accost motorists at gunpoint
and zoom off with their cars in broad daylight. This
graduated to carjacking and goons who posed as
customers only to disappear for good with cars.
Now there is a new generation who have
developed a software that beats automatic locks
even setting off car alarms. This is the latest
technology which has seen a number of motorists
lose their cars in parking yards.
Many a times, motorists forget to consider
safety of parking lots or locking car windows and
the worst leaving important gadgets and briefcases
exposed in their cars. Here is how you can reduce
chances of car break-ins:
Ensure you leave your car in a more visible
parking, this will scare someone from trying to
break in. If you have valuables like laptops and
briefcases in your car, hide them between the seats
or cover them as these can tempt anyone to break
into the car to steal your belongings.
When checking in restaurant or ofce for more
than an hour, ensure all car windows are closed and
all doors locked if you dont use automatic locks.
Cheap is expensive, so goes popular phrase,
choose fee-based parking lots over free council
parking during the weekends and public holidays,
most of the paid for parking areas are safer since
they employ guards or they have closed circuits
cameras hence make it hard for anyone to break
into customers cars.
Use theft deterrent devices like steering locking
devices or car alarm which locks the stereo
preventing it from operating if the battery has been
disconnected.
If parking on different spots on daily basis, make
friendship with nearby shopkeepers, car wash
people or guards; they will alert you in case of theft
or warn those hanging around your car.
When you are leaving for the day having parked
in fee parking, conrm fuel and position you left
your vehicle. Parking attendants who you trust with
your car keys could be using your car for other
services.
Mother and daughter
hugged, tears owed
as a ve-decade search
came to a good ending
When the deal is too good
When pastor sweet
talked me out of 100k
By PKEMOI NGENOH
W
hile growing up, a good
number of us dreamt of
going abroad one day, ei-
ther to study or to work
and probably start a family in the land
of whites.
When late last year, a resident of
Umoja estate in Nairobi met a man
of God who professed to have
connections which could make this
dream a reality, June, a young
woman was thrilled.
Like thousands of other Kenyans,
she had tried all means including
green card lotteries for close to a
decade in vain, but when she nally
met the man of God offering her the
opportunity, she knew her prayers
had been nally answered.
I cleared campus in 2009 and I
have since been looking for a job in
vain. But my dream to y abroad for
further studies stuck with me, June
shares.
The guest preacher had
mentioned that he had means of
assisting willing members of the
congregation to y abroad for
further studies.
She says: From that moment I
felt my prayers had been answered.
When the preacher mentioned that
he had connections to a university in
Australia, I couldnt wait for the
service to end.
True to his word, the preacher
left behind his contacts for
interested members to reach him for more
information.
The following day, June and the pastor met
outside the church after a brief conversation over
the phone with the clergy who even claimed that he
has seen through a revelation that June would be
among the lucky few to secure scholarship.
During the meeting, he said to
qualify, I had to pay some registration
fee. He also said he was working with
another bishop in the city on the same.
Knowing that the opportunity could
be taken by another person she
managed to raise Sh50,000 through
friends and family which she handed to
the man at a restaurant in the estate.
WOKE UP
He had promised to get back to me
in a weeks time. Two weeks later, I was
still waiting to receive his call. I nally
called him only to tell me he was
attacked by robbers while headed to the
nearby bank to deposit the cash to the
would-be godfather.
Since he was a preacher, I believed
him. After three days of convincing other
friends that I had connections to further
my studies abroad, I sent the preacher
another Sh50,000 via Mpesa.
She, however, got a shock of her life
when the numbers the pastor had given
her started going unanswered once in a
while, the last time he received
Junes call, the preacher told her that
the money was not enough for ight
abroad.
It is from his statement that I
woke up from the dream that I had
been conned. When I reported the
matter to the police, the ofcers said
there was little they could do since
there was no agreement between
the two of us but promised to try
their best.
One year on, June is still hopeful
that the preacher-cum-con artist will
be nabbed and made to answer for
his actions. She warns other job
seekers and those desperate to
travel abroad to be careful when
entering into sweet sounding deals.
June says she cannot look at her
friends straight in the face after
having solicited money from them
twice. Some have even behaved as if
they suspected her for conning them
but there is nothing she can do to
convince them otherwise.
E
lizabeth Rotich was in a
jubilant mood as mo-
ments ticked away, bring-
ing her closer to cuddling
her second born child. But be-
fore the 17-year-old mother had
fully recovered, health workers
attending to her said that her
baby, born two months before
her due time, had passed on
while in an incubator.
This heart-breaking an-
nouncement was followed by
some bizarre developments. On
the day she came to collect the
remains of her child, she was
given the body of a male.
After delivery, I conrmed
the gender of my baby; a girl.
When I came with a cofn ready
to take the body, I became curi-
ous and unwrapped clothes of
the lifeless baby only to discover
that it was a boy. I knew I had
been tricked, Elizabeth re-
called.
She was so angry that she
threw away the cofn and re-
fused to take the body because
her conscience was not clear.
Elizabeths mother, Veronica
Jemurgor, too, had sensed some-
thing was amiss for she had
been sent away from the hospi-
tal just as the baby was being
taken to the incubator and when
she came back, she was told the
baby had died.
Elizabeth, who was once a
prison warder, revealed that after
the debacle she accepted her
loss. She, like other family mem-
bers, hoped that one day the
truth would be revealed.
The moment of truth came on
May 2, 2014. Elizabeths village,
Eisero in Mosop constituency
learnt that the baby long thought
to be dead was alive. Strange still,
this lost baby was planning to re-
turn home after 47 years.
There was anxiety at Elizabeths
home when the vehicle carrying
Carolyne Cherop; came to a
halt.
Welcome home my daughter. I
thought I had given birth to boys
only. God is indeed great to have
brought you back to my arms,
said Elizabeth amid sobs.
Jemurgor says her daughter
lost consciousness at the delivery
room. The newborn was rushed
out of the ward ostensibly to the
incubator. This is when the baby
was stolen by one of the nurses at
the facility and the story of its
death cooked up.
Jemurgor, who never gave up
on her grandchild, was forever
probing until she met Elizabeth
Samoei, a woman who was a rel-
ative to the nurse who had stolen
the baby at birth.
Samoei knew Susan Taplan-
goi, the woman who had snatched
baby Cherop from the mother
soon after birth.
Susan never had children of
her own. We feared to ask where
she got the two babies; a boy and
a girl, she adds.
It was through the interven-
tion of Samoei and Canicious
Kipkemboi, Elizabeths son, who
ensured that her stolen sister,
who was now fully grown and
married was reunited with her
family.
Cherop was traced in Turbo
centre where she was staying
with her husband and childre.
Her resemblance with Kipkem-
boi was striking.
According to Samoei, the
truth came out after a woman
identied as Mary, who was
Cherops babysitter, opened up
disclosing that the woman who
had employed her to care for the
two children was not their bio-
logical mother.
Mary was present during the
recent reunion and said that her
conscience could not let her keep
quiet over the truth about who
the true parents of Cherop
were.
Ironically, Jemurgor and Tap-
langoi, the alleged baby thief had
been great friends before the in-
cident.
I never knew that I had rela-
tives and siblings. I am happy to
know that my parents are alive,
she expressed upon reunion.
Taplangoi died of high blood
pressure and stroke at the age of
84 in 2012.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Your Environment
with Kevine Omollo And Domnick Mitiro
Old oil and peeling
car paint nd their
way into the lake,
poisoning water life
IMPUNITY: Car washers on the lake shores work hard to shine this tanker as the crew have their meal, which
includes sh caught from the lake, nearby. [PHOTO: COLLINS ODUOR / STANDARD]
In a Minute
ENVIRONMENT: A
face lift for Nairobi
The Nairobi City Countys
environment is set to be
revamped through collaboration
between the National
Environment Management
Authority and the county
government. This follows a visit
by Deputy Governor Jonathan
Mueke to Nemas chief executive
ofcer to identify environmental
functions that overlap the two
bodies with a view to addressing
them so that Nairobi residents
can enjoy their right to a clean
and healthy environment.
CONSERVATION: Dam
for Nyandarua
The Tana and Athi River
Development Authority (Tarda)
will build a dam in the Aberdares
to support water supply in drier
parts of the county. The dam
will supply water in Ndaragwa
Sub-county and a few areas of
Laikipia County, as stipulated in
an agreement between Tarda and
Nyandarua Governor Waithaka
Mwangi. Tarda will work with the
Nyandarua government not only
to develop water projects but also
to rehabilitate water catchment
areas to ensure the protection of
the environment, Abdul Ali, the
chairman of Tarda said.
WILDLIFE: KWS
expands orphanage
Kenya Wildlife Service has begun
plans to fence off a section of the
Nairobi National Park in a move
that is aimed at accommodating
an increasing number of
orphaned animals and increase
business from tourism.
The land to be encompassed will
be about 15 acres of the park.
Dutch children, through the
Wildlife Fund, the Rockefeller
Foundation and a number
of Nairobi rms, funded the
expansion.
Despite KWS defending the
initiative as noble, the move has
attracted criticism from different
conservation groups who say that
some species in the land will be
endangered.
Compiled by Gardy Chacha
Environment Disasters
Effects of oil spill that killed birds still felt today
On March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez, an oil
tanker bound for Long Beach in California,
struck Prince William Sounds Bligh Reef,
spilling millions of gallons of oil.
Four years after the disaster, the water
surface was largely oil-free. However,
patches of asphalt-like deposits remained on
area beaches and pockets of relatively
fresh oil could be found below the surface.
Lingering oil poses risks to animal species
and can slow recovery, either through direct
re-exposure or indirectly through ingestion
of contaminated prey. To this day, lingering
Exxon Valdez oil is monitored on sheltered
beaches in the Gulf of Alaska, USA.
An estimated 250,000 birds were killed
by the Exxon Valdez disaster. Several
populations of birds, including bald eagles,
had recovered by 1994, but many of those in
oiled areas had not. Harbour seals may have
declined by as much as 300 following the
disaster.
Two pods of killer whales occurring in
waters exposed to Exxon Valdez oil lost a
combined 22 animals between 1989 and
1994, and neither pod had recovered by
1994. Many of these species have been the
focus of oil spill impact studies dating back
to 1989, with surveys continuing today
because populations have not fully recov-
ered.
In 2006, a study done by the National Ma-
rine Fisheries Service in Juneau found that
about 9.6km of shoreline around Prince
William Sound was still affected by the spill,
with 101.6 tonnes of oil remaining in the
area.
Compiled by Gardy Chacha
C
ar washing in Kenyas lakes
is said to deposit consid-
erably harmful amounts
of used oil into the water
bodies. In Kisumu County, car
washers have been operating
along the shores of Lake Victoria
for several years despite numer-
ous attempts to stop them by en-
vironmental conservation bodies
and the county government.
At Lwangni Beach, oil trucks,
buses, cars, tuk tuk taxis and
boda boda motorcycles are
driven into the lake where they
are washed. The oil and old
paint from the vehicles nd their
way into the lake.
Michael Otieno has been
engaged in the business for ten
years now although he often
ghts with the county govern-
ment over evacuation from the
shores. The car wash business is
lucrative. Otieno and his group
charge Sh700 to wash a bus or
lorry while a saloon car costs
owners up to Sh200.
It also depends on the driv-
ers status and the car. The more
expensive a car is, the more we
charge, he says.
Despite being given designat-
ed car wash sites within town,
the men in the business prefer
the lake for its free water and the
untaxed site.
All the car washes along the
lakeshore in Kisumu were to be
moved to ve established sites
in Kondele, Kaloleni and Moi
Stadium.
We know washing cars here
may be harmful to some types of
sh but some also like the waste
from the vehicles, argued one
of the car wash men at Lwangni.
Otieno argues that the oil
spills keep away from the shores
deadly snakes that would other-
wise cause harm to other users
of the lake.
Activities towards the protec-
tion of the lake and its inlets
have been in existence for a
while but little seems to have
been achieved. Some active
stakeholders in the protection of
the lake include Water Resources
Management Authority (WRMA)
and Lake Victoria Environmen-
tal Management Project.
WRMA Governing Board
chair Peter Kiilu noted that wa-
ter resources in the country are
at risk of depletion due to inva-
sion and pollution by people.
In March, WRMA launched
a programme to restore pol-
luted water resources across the
county to save water sources.
This was to involve an inte-
grated approach of managing
water resources by providing
a clear roadmap for assessing,
maintaining, enhancing, devel-
oping and managing the limited
resources on a sustainable basis.
According to WRMA, the cur-
rent water Act 2002 has created
structures that allow for public
participation in water resource
management through formation
of water resource users asso-
ciations at the grassroots and
catchment area advisory com-
mittees at regional levels.
The Lake Victoria Environ-
mental Management Project,
through community-driven
conservation projects, has over
the years fought environmental
degradation along the lake.
Kisumu County is now work-
ing on a permanent solution to
end pollution in Lake Victoria.
The authorities claim lack of
strong legislations on the pro-
tection of the water bodies has
been a major hindrance.
Through the Ministry of
Environment, the county has
now come up with a Bill to
criminalise activities that lead
to environmental degradation,
with heavy penalties slapped on
those found polluting the lake.
The Bill has been approved
by the county cabinet and will
be discussed in the county as-
sembly soon.
Lake gives vehicles a sparkle,
chokes sh with harmful oil
Some 250,000 birds were killed by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014/ The Standard
PAGE 5
Wednesday Life
Doctors desk with Dr Kizito Lubano
Health Briefs
with Jerry Odumbe
The disease has
disgured her
ngers and caused
excruciating pain;
now her eyesight is
threatened
Female genital mutilation shocks doctor in the delivery room
NUTRITION: Proper diets crucial
for expectant mothers
For a pregnant woman, the choice of food she eats
is more important than at any other time in her
life. A recent forum in Tseikuru in Mwingi North
constituency taught expectant mothers how to eat
properly. During the forum, which was organised
by World Vision, Mercy Mbinda, a health ofcer,
asked the women to eat diets rich in traditional
foods mainly vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
This foods, said Mbinda, reduce the risk of maternal
deaths and prevents babies from developing
conditions such as anaemia and rickets. A recent
large study carried out in Norway found that
pregnant women who have a proper diet and drink
plenty of water reduce their risk of giving birth
prematurely, a situation that accounts for 75 per
cent of all infant deaths.
RESEARCH: Scientists establish
protein reverses ageing
A team of scientists from Harvard Stem Cell
Institute have found a certain protein that
they say could reverse mans ageing process.
The discovery was made when the scientists
administered the proteins, named GDF11, on
old mice. To do this, the mice were frequently
provided with blood from younger mice,
which contain high concentrations of the
GDF11 proteins. The result showed various
aspects associated with the ageing process
were reversed. An analysis of the ndings
showed that the functions of certain organ
systems improved after the protein reversed
the DNA damaged as a result of ageing.
HEALTH: Asthma linked to weaker
bones, osteoporosis
People suffering from asthma are at a higher risk
of osteoporosis, according to researchers from
the American College of Allergy, Asthma and
Immunology. Osteoporosis is a condition that
affects the bones and causes them to be weak and
brittle. The researchers believe that the regular
use of corticosteroids present in most asthma
medications could be the reason for this. Among
the 7,000 participants in the study, 433 had asthma
and it was observed that the bone density of the
asthmatic participants was signicantly low .
Your Health
Globally eliminated, but
leprosy subjects Kisumu
woman to torture
Quick Wins
LEPROSY FACTS

Leprosy is spread through
repetitive and close contact with
nose and mouth droplets of an
infected person
Affects children more than
adults
The WHO estimates that there
are 180,000 people worldwide
with the disease
It takes between two and ve
years for leprosy symptoms to
manifest after a person comes
into contact with the bacteria
In 2012, the WHO detected
20,599 cases in Africa
By MAUREEN ODIWOUR
I
n 2009, the World Health Or-
ganisation (WHO) declared
that leprosy, an infectious dis-
ease that causes severe, dis-
guring skin sores and nerve
damage in the arms and legs, had
been eliminated.
But in Muhoroni, an 80-year-old
woman is struggling with the dis-
ease, which leaves sufferers with
the added burden of stigma.
Philister Ogodo cannot recall ex-
actly how she got the disease
caused by the bacteria Mycobac-
terium leprae.
She only remembers that 20 years
ago, she started experiencing
numbness and severe pain in her
body, especially the limbs. Since
she was then aged about 60, she
linked her discomfort to her age-
ing body.
I visited a local retired doctor in
the neighbourhood who gave me
painkillers whenever I felt the
strange pain, she says.
However, her situation deterio-
rated. It took ve years for her to
be diagnosed with leprosy.
My ngers began to bend in-
wards and it was very painful. I
could not perform even the sim-
plest task. By then, my late hus-
band, Dismas Ogodo, had retired
from the Muhoroni Sugar Com-
pany so we could not afford med-
ical treatment.
Neighbours got concerned about
her condition and told her late
son, Benard Ogodo who, with the
help of his friends, took her to Al-
upe Leprosy Hospital in Busia.
After she was diagnosed, Philis-
ter was admitted for one year
during which her condition im-
proved remarkably.
But 15 years later, the disease re-
surfaced.
By that time, only one of my ten
children was left; the rest had
died. Four years ago, he left for
Mombasa and I havent heard
from him since, she says, her
face clouding before tears course
their way down her cheeks.
As her condition worsens, Philis-
ter can only rely on her disg-
ured, numb hands to perform
her normal household chores
and also plant her own food. It is
difcult but she has no choice.
She says she has no one to help
her and fears that soon she will
not be able to help herself as her
condition continues to worsen.
There was one family friend
who was willing to help me. He
took me to a hospital in Kericho.
I was asked what hospital was
close by where I could get medi-
cation from and I proposed
Kisumu District Hospital, she
says.
The doctors in Kericho referred
her to the Kisumu District Hospi-
tal, she says, but she was turned
down when she went to collect
medication. Philister claims the
hospital could not attend to her
because she had bypassed them
and gone to another facility.
They told me because I had not
started my treatment with them,
I should continue getting medi-
cine from the hospital I visited
rst. I gave up and resigned my-
self to fate, she says.
Much has she has given up,
Philister wishes help could come
her way soon so that she can
have some ease in her sunset
years.
Her eyesight is failing; another
effect of leprosy it damages the
eyes, which could develop ocular
Despite the passage of 20 years, the scene still
remains vivid in my memory.
As a young medical ofcer in Nyamira District
Hospital in the early 1990s, I conducted six
deliveries one Thursday morning without much
ado. At 1pm, I left for lunch in my house 500m
away. The meal was fried eggs, ugali and mala, the
only meal I knew how to prepare. Other times I ate
boiled meat in nearby Hillside Inn.
As I settled down to eat, the phone extension
rang there were no mobiles that time. I did not
pick as I wanted to nish the meal because I knew
the chances of returning late in the night or even
the following morning were high.
Three minutes later, the phone rang again. It
was the labour ward midwife calling to inform me
that the rst-time mother I had delivered last was
bleeding. I simply replaced the receiver and
walked back as quickly as I could. From experi-
ence, when you hear bleeding, you move, no
questions asked.
The midwife showed me to the procedure room
where the patient had been moved to. I entered
the side room apologising for perhaps not having
tied up all the loose ends.
I was briefed about what had happened. When
the new mother settled in the ward with her new
baby, her mother-in-law and another woman had
come to visit her as soon as I had stepped out for
lunch. The strange woman had circumcised the
new mother and the two women immediately
vanished!
She explained that since the new mother was
from outside the community, tradition required
that she had to undergo the procedure to become
fully accepted as a wife and mother.
I went through the ABCs of a bleeding mother.
As I removed the gauze bandage that had been
placed by the midwife, I noticed a fresh, ruggedly
cut surface and brisk bleeding. I quickly applied
pressure to stop the bleeding.
I prepared local anesthesia to repair the
rugged edges, which I nished in ten minutes.
The mourning patient whispered that the
midwife, who was from the local community, had
been part of the team that performed the ritual
cut. As I walked to the nurses desk to write my
notes, my eyes welled with tears.
complications such as corneal
ulceration or iridocyclitis (in-
ammation of the iris and ciliary
body), which in turn can cause
glaucoma or cataracts.
I dont want my eyes to fail me.
How will I survive in this world
blind?
Philister Ogodo was diagnosed with leprosy 20 years ago and lives the
added burden of stigma. [PHOTOS: MAUREEN ODIWUOR/STANDARD]
Wednesday Life
Wednesday, May 21, 2014/ The Standard
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Personal Finance
Make prudent use
of your time and it
will earn you cash
Time management is the beginning of wealth
creation and nancial freedom
Make it simple
Letter of credit
A written commitment to pay, by a buyers or importers
bank (called the issuing bank) to the sellers or
exporters bank (called the accepting bank, negotiating
bank, or paying bank). A letter of credit guarantees
payment of a specied sum in a specied currency,
provided the seller meets precisely-dened conditions
and submits the prescribed documents within a xed
timeframe.
These documents almost always include a clean bill of
lading or air waybill, commercial invoice and certicate
of origin. To establish a letter of credit in favour of the
seller or exporter (called the beneciary), the buyer
(called the applicant or account party) either pays the
specied sum (plus service charges) upfront to the
issuing bank, or negotiates credit.
Letters of credit are formal trade instruments and used
usually where the seller is unwilling to extend credit
to the buyer. In effect, a letter of credit substitutes the
credit worthiness of a bank for the credit worthiness of
the buyer.
Line and staff management
A military-type organisational structure, commonly
employed in large, centralised corporations. Line
and staff management has two separate hierarchies:
1. The line hierarchy in which the departments are
revenue generators (manufacturing, selling), and
their managers are responsible for achieving the
organisations main objectives by executing the key
functions (such as policy making, target setting,
decision making); 2. The staff hierarchy, in which
the departments are revenue consumers, and their
managers are responsible for activities that support
line functions (accounting, maintenance, personnel
management).
While both hierarchies have their own chains of
command, a line manager may have direct control of
staff employees but a staff manager may have no such
power over the line employees. But in modern practice,
the difference in the two hierarchies is not so clear-cut
and jobs often have elements of both functions.
Letters of credit are formal trade tools
Quick Wins
TIME: Easy ways of
making wealth
Stop wasting time chatting
on social media or gossiping.
Use this time to nd ways of
reducing your expenditure
Stop postponing what can be
done now.
In everything you do, establish
whether or not it is adding value
to your business and general life
Good time management
increases your productivity,
leading to growth and more
prots.
Set long and short term goals.
Get a routine and stick to it.
Set aside time for relaxation
and reection . By PETER KAMURI

Dost thou love life? Then do


not squander time, for that
is the stuff life is made of.
These words were said by
US statesman Benjamin Frank-
lin. The ubiquitous saying that
is almost a clich, time is mon-
ey is also attributed to him.
But to what extent can we re-
afrm the truth of these state-
ments?
Proper time management
has today become an ingredient
for wealth creation. The world
we are living in is fast-paced and
good use of the time available
determines how successful one
becomes in various aspects of
life.
So how many hours do you
spend in a day chatting with
friends, watching television, in
bars and clubs, or playing com-
puter games? Although there
may be nothing wrong with do-
ing these things, this could be
the time you could have used
creating wealth or yarning ideas
that can help you create wealth
in future, such as nding new
ways to reduce expenditure.
Most of the people who
grumble incessantly that there
is no money tend to spend their
time idling doing things that
do not generate any wealth.
They end up being poor and un-
successful in life as they fail to
acquire those things they value
simply because they did not
make time for them.
Henry Onguso, a nancial
expert working in a private Nai-
robi rm, says, Just talk to most
self-made millionaires and they
will tell you that they did not ac-
quire their wealth through idle
sitting, chattering and making
merry. To become wealthy, you
must realise that the way you
manage your time will deter-
mine how much wealth you will
create.
Various nancial experts say
that the road to making money,
thus creating wealth, is an un-
even one and that means it re-
quires one to plan well.
Although they may not agree
on the best way to create this
wealth, they do agree on one
thing: You must use your time
well in order to create wealth.
A lot has been written about
time management. However,
few take time to ponder how
they can optimise time for max-
imum efciency and wealth cre-
ation.
Time is one of the most in-
valuable resources that is
available to us freely, but if we
prepare to-do lists. They also
ensure that they do not post-
pone issues and this way, they
end up with maximum output.
Successful people who are
able to create wealth have a rou-
tine. When you enforce a good
routine and maintain it, you are
likely to use your time well.
However, you must stick to your
routine. If you set aside two
hours a day for a set of specic
task, do not allow distractions to
take you away from what you
have planned, Mwaura says.
Interruptions must be avoid-
ed at all cost. They can easily
take you away from what you
had planned to do or fail to do it
better. Ensure your work envi-
ronment is away from distract-
ers like noise or a poor work en-
vironment. Working in a
conducive environment can
greatly optimise your output,
she adds.
Onguso observes, Activities
scheduled to take place daily are
important as they are easier to
keep track of. You should start
your day by accomplishing at
least one important task whose
results are visible. This is likely
to give you contentment of hav-
ing achieved something signi-
cant.
In addition, he notes, Many
people forget to include time to
relax in their working pro-
gramme. Relaxation time is very
important as this is a period you
can use to create new ideas.
During this time, you are able to
reect on what you have been
doing and whether you are still
on track.
When you accomplish tasks
within the set time, you will dis-
cover that time is one of the
most valuable things you can
ever have on your journey to-
wards wealth creation.
Any time available to us must
be well used as time lost can
never be recovered.
If you want to
be successful
in life, dont
squander time.
[PHOTO: FILE/
STANDARD]
fail to plan for it, once lost it can
never be recovered. After all,
time is not static and xed, time
bends, expands and contracts.
Onguso says, If you intend
to make use of the time avail-
able to you to create wealth, you
must live in the present moment
as much as you can. Stop post-
poning what can be done now.
Learn to do what can be done
right at the moment you feel you
ought to be doing it.
He adds, At any given time,
you must ask yourself if what
you are doing is what you should
be doing and whether it will help
you achieve your goals.
In everything you do, estab-
lish whether or not it is adding
value to your business and gen-
eral life.
Being busy does not neces-
sarily mean that you are using
your time optimally. Time can
be said to have been spent well
if it is productively spent.
Every moment should have
tangible results and take you to
the next level, where you want to
be, says Onguso.
When time is managed well,
you will increase your produc-
tivity, leading to growth and
more prots. Ultimately, your
life will be more satisfying and
that is why you should make ef-
forts to master the principles of
good time management.
Rose Mwaura, a nancial ad-
viser, says setting long and short
term goals is one of the ingredi-
ents of good time management
that can help you create
wealth.
You can have daily, weekly
or monthly targets that you want
to achieve. It is these goals that
should lead you to what you
want to achieve in the end. En-
sure that you do a review at the
end of period you planned for,
she says.
She adds, Those people who
succeed in time management
organise their time effectively.
They plan well for the future,
schedule their activities and
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Wednesday Life
Personal Finance
with John Kariuki
Those bank loans
being hawked are
not that cheap
Suave salespeople are so
persuasive that they can
convince you to take a loan
without verifying hidden costs
M
any people routinely
take loans from nan-
cial institutions for var-
ious reasons. Indeed,
the search for loans can be fran-
tic and attractive when one is in
the middle of a personal crisis.
But reading peoples nancial
woes correctly, most salespeople
from the many nancial institu-
tions rush borrowers through the
paperwork in the streets, work-
places and social places without
the borrowers getting a chance to
scrutinise the ne print.
And when the monthly de-
ductions begin, many borrowers
are shocked to see the install-
ments are way above what they
agreed to. Often, they are sur-
prised to learn the loan applica-
tion forms they lled had hidden
clauses, including negotiation,
loan appraisal and risk fees.
All these are pegged as a per-
centage of the amount borrowed.
Going by the monthly install-
ments loaded onto their pay slips,
many borrowers realise that the
loan interest routinely rises by
between ve and six points above
the negotiated gure due to a
plethora of hidden charges.
According to Martin Mwaniki,
a personal banker, it is not easier
to offset loans by borrowing
cheaply from other nancial in-
stitutions. Due care and consid-
eration should be taken. He ex-
plains that when new institutions
buy off existing loans, they with-
hold the money and request the
borrowers loan balances from
their old lenders so that they can
offset it. Only then do they release
the balance.
The old lenders often give
loan balances at face value of the
debt owed and the second banks
write cheques in those amounts,
says Mwaniki.
But some nancial institutions
dont give loan clearance state-
ments due to yet another cost.
They demand that the clients
pay contract severance charges
before the loan accounts can be
closed and clearance statements
issued, says Mwaniki.
He adds that if a client doesnt
have this penalty ready, which is
calculated as a percentage of the
borrowed money, he or she can
be so near yet so far from the bal-
ance of the second loan.
Of course, the second lender
will not disburse the remaining
fragment of the loan without a
clearance statement from the ear-
lier lender, he says. Mwaniki ad-
vises people to read the ne print
before jumping into any easy deal
with nancial institutions.
Everybody will promise you
the cheapest interest rates but
take time to uncover all the hid-
den charges in all loan deals, he
advises. The rule of thumb is to
multiply the repayment install-
ments by the duration of the loan
and see its total value, he says.
The next step is to subtract
the take-home amount from this
total value and to get the interest
that the loan will attract. Express-
ing this interest as a percentage of
the total value gives you a mea-
sure of which nancial institution
is cheap or expensive, he says.
Mwaniki advises borrowers to
plan ahead when creditors come
buying off their existing loans lest
they fall into the trap of going
through personal hell with a zero
salary for months before the mul-
tiple stop orders are made and
the new deductions normalised.
In the meantime, nes ac-
crue, pushing your new loan to a
higher value than you signed, he
warns.
According to James Kungu, a
certied public accountant, the
ease with which employed people
are driving themselves into mis-
ery is not perpetrated exclusively
by big players but, ironically, by
some micronance institutions.
After roping in unbanked
people, many of them are in a
race to net salaried people, he
says.
Often, these outts are man-
aged by neighbourhood people,
making many borrowers less cau-
tious of the hidden charges. In
any case, the mantra nowadays is
to buy from local institutions so
that they can grow!
Kungu says many unsuspect-
ing borrowers often fall prey to
micronance institutions fabu-
lous claims of charging two or
three per cent interest per month
on the borrowed money.
Unfortunately, this translates
as 24 per cent and 36 per cent, re-
spectively, which are way above
all other lenders rates, he says.
Quick Wins
Financial tips
Keep aside some cash to sur-
vive on for at least three
months when selling your
existing loans to another
lender to give time for the
synchronising of stop orders
and the new draw down.
The check off system of
repayment for salaried people
that has been adopted by
many lenders is convenient be-
cause there is a fxed total
amount to pay each month.
Dont tell your family
members and friends about
the loans you have acquired
lest they convince you to lend
them part of the money.
Always engage an expert in
the area that you want to
invest your loan money.
Loans that are not budgeted
for easily end up in unintended
causes.
Social issues will always be
there, so be wary of giving in
to them and losing your
investment focus in the event
of acquiring a loan to buy
property.
Never burn bridges, create rewarding relations
CEOS take with Lilian Kiarie
Aggressive, bold, intuitive and an advocate for
the slogan, No guts no glory, Christian Bitti, CEO,
Digital Branding Group has dominated building
business companies in foreign lands.
At 37, the Cameroonian has been involved in
notable projects such as transforming the look of
Citizen TV, creating versatile advertisements for
Safaricom and branding major Coke products.
Bitti relocated to South Africa in his late teens to
pursue further studies at the Damelin Computer
School in Johannesburg. He got his big break
through word of mouth advertising, earning a
project worth about Sh1.6 million with South
African Broadcasting Corporation. In a hunt for
more challenges, he got to Kenya in 2008, and
using his networking skills, was able to garner his
frst job with Safaricom aiding them to shift in using
digital facilities to release their fnancial results for
events such as their Annual General Meetings.
Bitti says among the lessons he has learnt in
business is to never burn bridges and create
productive relations. He says it is important to have
relationships with people you know and who are
willing to go far for you.
Here are the fve tips that have kept him afoat
in business:
Resilience: What you get is as a result of your
hard work. When building a business from scratch,
you will be tested. Hold on. It is always dark before
dawn. Just when you are about to give up, thats
when success comes your way.
Integrity: Be upright. No monkey business.
Avoid corruption or conning people. Have a clean
profle as words of a dishonest dealer will spread
among clients. Reputation you have worked so hard
for, can be destroyed by a single event.
Being straight forward: What goes around
comes around. In life, all good deeds pay. Help
those in need of help and tell those you cannot
assist up front and avoid beating around the bush.
Provide quality: Ensure all your customers or
clients are satisfed with your work. Ensure your
standards are high. I ensure I do good business and
when people call me to appreciate me for my
splendid work, I feel appreciated.
Be a pioneer: Innovate! Be unique in whatever
services you are offering. With the stiff competition
in business, if you dont innovate, you disappear.
Digital Branding Group CEO Christian Bitti has
succeeded in building robust rms in foreign
lands.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Many unsuspecting borrowers often fall prey to claims of institutions
charging monthly interest of two or three per cent which translates to 24
per cent and 36 per cent per year.
Add the negotiation, appraisal
and insurance fees and the inter-
est rates can easily hit 40 per cent
per annum.
Kungu advises borrowers to
look beyond the lure of some mi-
cronance institutions apparent
motto that promises one can
never leave without money fol-
lowing a visit to their ofces.
Whereas two per cent or three
interest may look small for a loan
borrowed over three months, it
would be utter misery for credit
borrowed over 72 months, he
adds.
This makes it imperative to in-
vest in a little window shopping
and some nancial advice on
which institution is offering the
cheapest loan before taking cred-
it. Any banker or accountant can
be of immense help here.
Wednesday Life
Wednesday, May 21, 2014/ The Standard
Page 8
Our dad Ambrose Adongo
brought out the best in us
Konza Tech City chief Dr Catherine Adeya attributes
her success in the ICT sector to her father, the late
Ambrose Adongo, who taught his children that
nothing is impossible
Achievers
Family of rsts
Maternal grandfather Prof
Reuben Ogendo got his PhD at the
University of Aberdeen in 1952
Auntie Prof Jacqueline Oduol
(former PS, Gender) got her PhD
at the age of 30. Catherine set out
to get hers before that age and
she did
Grace Adeya, a medical doctor
with an MPH, topped the country
in CPE, O level and A level.
Ben Adeya scored the highest
marks in mathematics in the
country in his O levels
Arthur Adeya went to Harvard
University for his masters in
landscape architecture and won
four awards for excellence
Special Feature
B
eing the daughter of the
late ery Kenya National
Union of Teachers (Knut)
Secretary General, Ambro-
se Adeya Adongo, one would expect
Catherine Adeya, or Nyaki to her
friends, to be a replica of her fa-
ther.
However, the rst impression of
Catherine, the acting chief execu-
tive ofcer of Konza Tech City, is
that of a humble and easy-going
woman. After a while, however, one
discerns her fathers re burning in
her. She is intolerant of mediocrity
and driven by a desire to get the
best results in everything she sets
out to achieve.
The man who was known to the
public, says Catherine, was differ-
ent from the father who shaped her
life he wanted to see his six chil-
dren grow to be whatever they
dreamed. He moulded them early
for their future careers in the pub-
lic domain. Besides teaching us to
be the best, Dad taught us how to
speak in public; how to stand be-
fore people, the rst words to say
and when to pause for effect.
To emphasise this, he took them to
his Knut meetings, especially fund-
raisers, to experience public speak-
ing practically.
When I was about ten, I accompa-
nied my dad to a harambee. He
gave me money and told me what
to say as I escorted him immedi-
ately after he had given his contri-
bution.
This became a routine for the chil-
dren, who cherished the moments
spent with their father, a man kept
busy with union affairs.
My name is Catherine Nyaki, the
little girl said loudly, and I am here
to escort the Secretary General
Ambrose Adeya Adongo.
Out there, he was not Daddy but
the SG. People applauded. The lit-
tle girl was excited. Later that eve-
ning, as was the family norm, they
discussed the day and how they
had fared. The children were en-
couraged to believe in themselves.
Adongo also encouraged his chil-
dren to excel in extra-curricula ac-
tivities. The six of them are good in
various sports. Sister Caren, an ed-
ucationist, was the rst Kenyan fe-
male International Hockey Federa-
tion grade hockey umpire and rst
Kenyan woman to be awarded the
African Female Umpire of the Year
title in 2008.
Sadly, says Catherine, modern par-
ents are more interested in home-
work and academic performance
than helping their children discov-
er their innovative talents.
Let your children explore, allow
them to fail to succeed, she says.
Her parents never compared the
children, nor did they show any bi-
ases; something that prepared
Catherine for parenting her own
three daughters aged 20 and two-
year-old twins (it took her and hus-
band ten years of trying and sci-
ence to have the twins).
We had timetables that listed ev-
erything time for study, play,
chores and family meetings. Our
mother, the late Winnie Adeya, en-
sured that all of us, boys and girls,
did chores in turns. My brothers are
as good in the kitchen as we, their
three sisters, are.
Catherine, 46, reveals that her
mother turned down a promotion
to be an inspector of schools, opt-
ing to remain an ordinary teacher
so she could focus on her childrens
upbringing due to her husbands
busy job. Only after her last child
was through with high school did
Winnie became a headmistress at
Makini School.
Ironically, Catherine, an A student
who got her PhD degree in Infor-
mation and Development from Ed-
inburgh, Scotland, at age 28, grew
up feeling inadequate compared to
FAMILY TIES: The Adeya children with their parents a few years before Ambrose Adeya died in March 2001.
LEFT: Dr Catherine Adeya during the interview. [PHOTOS; TABITHA OTWORI AND FAMILY/STANDARD]
By KWAMBOKA OYARO
Wednesday, May 21, 2014/ The Standard
PAGE 9
Wednesday Life
Let your children ex-
plore, allow them to fail
in order to succeed
Dr Catherine Adeya
Special Feature
her older sister, Grace, now a med-
ical doctor in the US and her eldest
brother Ben, a banker in Nairobi.
I compared myself to my siblings,
who were such high achievers. In
our family I felt like the daftest. I
was sandwiched between my older
brother Ben and sister Grace. Grace
was always top in everything aca-
demic she was top in the country
in CPE, in O levels and A levels.
Ben was also among the top ten in
the country in CPE and scored the
highest marks in mathematics in
the country. Despite the fact that
my parents encouraged and cele-
brated me, I never felt good enough.
Even when I started playing the pi-
ano and did better than my other
siblings, I still felt they were too
smart, says Catherine, wife of for-
mer Alego-Usonga MP Sammy
Weya.
Yet Catherine, who wanted to do
law or education at university but
changed to IT after discussions
with her father, went on to top the
pioneering Information Technolo-
gy class at Moi University in 1992.
Based on her performance, she got
a scholarship to do her masters in
Scotland. Her thesis was so good
that the professors recommended
she should present it as a proposal
for her PhD. She did, and contin-
ued studying on scholarship.
My father was against me settling
down to start a family before com-
pleting my studies, she reveals.
He said this would destabilise me
and insisted there was always time
for marriage and raising a family.
Adongo did not believe that any-
thing was impossible if one set out
to do ones best. If, during family
meetings, an academic argument
was not resolved, it was escalated
to university professors (relatives
and friends).
At these meetings, current affairs
Someone recently asked the acting Chief Executive Of-
cer of Konza Techno City Dr Catherine Adeya: If you were
to do it (Konza) differently, how would you do it?
I wouldnt over-advertise a product I dont have, she
said. When she was appointed to the helm of the Konza
Technopolis Development Authority in January last year,
Catherine understood that she was going to head a city
that was ready for take-off. However, she realised there
was a lot that had not been done on the ground. Inves-
tors were waiting to come on board but the 5,000-acre
property had not been sub-divided. Nor had the Nation-
al Environmental Management Authority (Nema) given
approvals. Without Nemas stamp of authority, no devel-
opment can move in the country.
In June last year, Nema started the approvals (the exer-
cise is now complete) for phase one of 400 acres. The Uni-
versity of Nairobi has also surveyed the land, put beacons
in place and demarcated the land, making it possible for
people to now see where everything will be located
schools, universities, roads, ofces and all. The work will
be complete at the end of this month.
The investors, 345 in all and of whom 64 want to invest in
real estate, are waiting for the green light to commence
development.
In the next three months, action will start at Konza, says
Catherine, explaining that once the Ministry of Lands al-
so gives their approvals, Konza City will become a reali-
ty.
Her wish is that Kenyans could work at making the city a
reality instead of waiting to see the physical development
before action. For example, she says, universities can start
discussing innovation.
While locally, people are preoccupied about the location
of Konza, out there it is famous as Africas well-planned
tech city and investors are ready to come in, says Cath-
erine.
Konza Citys phase one ready for take-off
Tea party to
honour friend
now annual event
Three friends, Lorna Irungu, Catherine Ad-
eya and Zahra Moi, met with one agenda:
How to celebrate a friend who had just been
recognised abroad.
They decided to have a tea party for Ory
Okollo, a Kenyan who had just made it to
Times 100 Most Inuential List for 2014. As
they planned the tea party, they got news
that Kenya Airways had just promoted Irene
Koki Mutungi to be the rst African female
captain in the world to pilot the worlds larg-
est plane, the Boeing B787 Dreamliner
The three friends then went ahead to plan
for a party for the two. As they were going
through the list of guests to invite, it struck
them that it would be prudent to invite oth-
er women achievers old and new who had
succeeded in their various elds.
We wanted to recognise them as they are
unsung heroes locally but gloried over-
seas, says Catherine.
Guests at the party venue, The Lord Erroll in
Runda, early this month, included trailblaz-
ers such as Senator Zipporah Kittony, the 71-
year-old grandmother of Kenyan politics;
Honorine Kiplagat who among other roles is
the National Trustee of Girl Guides and Girl
Scouts; Evelyn Mungai who is well known for
her pioneering school of design and Wadza-
nai Madziva, ICT guru and now Googles
business development manager.
There were many more. Isis Nyongo, radio
queen Caroline Mutoko and former Judicia-
ry chief registrar Gladys Shollei, among oth-
ers.
When they spoke, these Kenyan women who
have left a mark in their various elds en-
couraged girls to reach for the sky.
Okolloh, a Harvard law graduate, created
Ushahidi, an online portal that captures in-
formation ranging from incidents of corrup-
tion to world catastrophes. The Times, which
recognises the activism, innovation and
achievements of the worlds 100 most inu-
ential people, described her as the activist
who helps Africans exercise their power.
Based on the success of this event that was
hurriedly put together, the three women be-
hind it Catherine, Zahra and Lorna want
to make it an annual event that celebrates
Kenyan women from all corners of the coun-
try.
always featured on the agenda,
which gave the children a wider
view of the world. This family tra-
dition prepared the Adongo chil-
dren competently for the world
stage on which they now play.
Adongo insisted that his children
measured themselves with the best
in the world. With this in mind,
Catherine pushed herself harder at
university despite topping her class
exam after exam.
I saw myself as a player at the
world forum. And if I were to play
well, I had to be the best.
Guided by her fathers counsel to
stick to integrity and truth no mat-
ter what, and to confront situations
without fear, Catherine took up the
new role at Konza City early last
year with gusto.
Technology is a subject she under-
stands and being at the apex pre-
sented her with the challenge she
yearned for.
It was a long journey to this point.
Catherine was among the many Ke-
nyans who quit lucrative jobs
abroad to come back home in 2003
when there was a clarion call to re-
turn the brains out there home.
At the time she was working with
the UN in the Netherlands and was
in her fourth year at the job.
In fact, she got the job in the strang-
est twist of fate. The UN was look-
ing for someone with at least ten
years experience but she got the
job even before graduating for her
PhD. She was curious about why
her boss gave her the opportunity
and a year later asked him. The
boss, a White South African, said he
liked her passion and the fact that
she would inject new blood to the
organisation.
Curiously, he conded that he had
a soft spot for Africans, having been
raised by a Black nanny while his
parents pursued careers.
She says many of those who came
home during that time of euphoria
were frustrated and returned
abroad. But Catherine was unable
to return, her husband having been
elected MP.
She would be invited for interviews
but always got a familiar response:
You are overqualied or the job
requires a lot of travelling, when
will you take care of your hus-
band?
She consulted and wrote for inter-
national organisations and was
recognised for her work in ICT out
there. Companies from different
parts of the world offered her jobs,
while in Kenya she was forgotten.
At one point, she wrote to her men-
tor, Prof Calestous Juma, a long
email listing her woes and dilem-
ma. Then Juma replied in one sen-
tence, I would rather your brains
were drained than damaged.
But she did not take the plunge to
return abroad. She settled into the
duties of being an MPs wife but re-
mained active in the local ICT sec-
tor. She published. She attended
ICT meetings.
In 2007, the then Minister for Com-
munication Mutahi Kagwe ap-
pointed her a member of the Kenya
ICT Board. Her activism had earned
her recognition. She had joined
various task forces on ICT before
them. Sometimes she was a volun-
teer.
Now at Konza City, Catherine is one
of the key drivers of Kenyas Vi-
sion 2030. She is determined
to see the city become a re-
ality in the next few
months.
RECOGNITION: (From left) Zahra Moi, Ory Okollo, Catherine Adeya,
Lorna Irungu and Koki Mutungi at a party in Nairobi that Lorna,
Catherine and Zahra organised to celebrate Koki and Orys achieve-
ments recently. INSET: The late Ambrose Adeya Adongo.
Wednesday Life
Page 10
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Innovator
with Pkemoi Ngenoh.
Love for baked bread red up invention of bakery
It takes just 15
minutes to bake eight
full-size and six half-
size loaves
J
oseph Kipngeno Sabulei has
tried all kinds of manual
work, including the charcoal
business, to make ends meet
and feed his family.
Growing up, his dream was to
be employed in a bakery, start his
own or get a job in a company
where he would be in the kitchen
baking mouth-watering bread.
Unfortunately, his education-
al background could not take
him anywhere near his dream,
having ended his studies at pri-
mary school level.
I never went to secondary
school or college. But I have had
a passion for baking bread since
I was a boy, says Kipngeno, 48.
Without much education, he
started a charcoal burning busi-
ness but it was not lucrative and
he abandoned it.
When I quit charcoal burn-
ing, I opened an eatery where I
learned how to bake bread but it
wasnt long before health ofcers
cut short my booming business
because I did not have the neces-
sary permits to operate the ho-
tel, he says.
With the little he had man-
aged to save by 2009, Kipngeno
was ready to venture into baking
but he could not afford an elec-
tric oven, which locally costs up
to Sh100,000. This forced him to
shapes inside the structure, a
chimney to direct smoke out and
three rectangular metal plates to
place dough for baking the cakes
and breads.
According to Kipngeno, his
oven is affordable because it uses
rewood and the mud walls gen-
erate a lot of heat for baking; just
like an electric oven.
We use only about four piec-
es of rewood. The insulated
walls do not allow heat to escape
Joseph Kipngeno explains how his bakery operates. RIGHT: Bread and scones hot out of
the oven at the bakery in Kedowa, Kericho County. [PHOTOS: PKEMOI NGENOH/STANDARD]
Tech World
with Jerry Odumbe Otieno
US Navy developing
moral robots
One of the most examined areas
in computer science today is deep
learning. Deep learning is a new
discipline of artificial intelligence
whose primary goal is to enable
machines, computers and robots
to reason for themselves. Now,
scientists from Brown University,
Tufts University and Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute are working
alongside the United States Navy
to develop robots that have their
own sense of morality. The scientists
intend to come up with robots that use
higher order cognitive skills similar to
those seen in man such as the ability
to analyse, reason, understand, solve
problems and make ethical decisions.
They plan to achieve this by coming up
with deep learning algorithms as well
as other computer algorithms that will
instil robots with the ability of deciding
or choosing what is moral or immoral
and acting towards the chosen decision.
The task is, however, not an easy one and
thus it will take years before the project
is completed, report Livescience.com
and gizmag.com.

Encryption improved by
laser system
Due to advancements in todays
technologies, many forms of encryp-
tion on messages have become
breakable and thus do not guarantee
privacy. A team from the University
of Massachusetts are at the moment
finishing up what they claim to be a
covert communication system that
not only hides the content of a
message but also the fact that a
message is being transmitted. Their
invention uses photons within lasers
to make messages undetectable to
everyone except the recipient. The
system uses a technique referred to
as Pulse Position Modulation (PPM).
This technique involves encoding bits
within a message by transmitting a
single pulse in one possible time
shifts and repeating the transmission
of pulses every T seconds. Each
transmitted pulse represents a letter
or a symbol, which together form a
code that the receiving end can use
to decipher the message. The
transmitted photons pass through a
medium consisting of many photons
unrelated to the message being sent.
This makes it difficult for optical
sensors to distinguish between the
message photons and the rest.
Facebook developing a
smartphone?
In the past, there have been rumours
doing the rounds that Facebook may
be working on developing their own
smartphone. In 2010, for instance,
a report revealed by Techcrunch
website indicated that Facebook was
secretly planning on creating their own
mobile device. In the following year,
another report surfaced, claiming that
Facebook was collaborating with HTC
(High Tech Corporation) to develop
a smartphone. Just recently, a new
Facebook patent was revealed which
provides proof that the smartphone
rumours could indeed be true.
According to tech blog Patent Bolt,
the patent claims that while the social
network was working on enhancing
their site, Facebook engineers have
also been working on a smartphone
since 2011. Facebook has, however, not
responded to the claim. According to
the patent, the Facebook smartphone
will be equipped with a touch screen
and a small touch pad along its side
which will respond to certain finger
gestures.
improvise and he he used his jua
kali oven to date. He moved from
his Bomet home to settle in Ke-
dowa, Kericho County, where he
bakes bread and cakes. He has a
ready market around Kedowa.
The oven Kipngeno made was
modelled on the electric oven he
was unable to buy.
He said, It cost me only
around Sh17,000 to build the
bakery; I bought strong metals,
which I used to make triangular
hence reducing wastage of re-
wood to two pieces per hour, ex-
plains Kipngeno.
Once the thick mixture of
our, water, salt, yeast, food
colour, food preservatives and
sugar is ready, small scones-
shaped pieces are placed on the
metal plates, which can carry 12
pieces each.
He says it takes only 13 min-
utes for 48 scones to be ready for
the market, while full-size loaves
take just 15 minutes when the ov-
en has generated enough heat.
The three plates produce eight
full-size loaves of bread and six
half-size ones each.
Unlike other types of bread
available in the nearby shops,
Kipngenos brand, which is yet to
get a name, sells for Sh40. Twelve
scones cost Sh50.
Close to four years into the
business, he says the prots from
the bakery are as sweet as his
bread. He makes about Sh20,000
in prots every month and is
aiming higher as the market ex-
pands.
PAGE 11
Wednesday Life
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / The Standard
Ranking of students
blocks their attitude
towards learning
Index numbers affect learners relations,
discourage them from being active in class
By PETER ODUOR
M
ost Standard Eight pu-
pils and Form Four stu-
dents sit exams at the
beginning of every year
in what has come to be known as
indexing or entry examina-
tions.
The examination results are
used to determine index num-
bers for the candidates to be used
during registration for the Kenya
Certicate of Secondary Educa-
tion (KCSE) or the Kenya Certi-
cate of Primary Education
(KCPE).
In some schools, the index
numbers are used to determine
which class or stream a student
will occupy .
Could this system of ranking
candidates at the start of their -
nal year be discriminatory and
harmful to the children?
Teachers will tell you that the
examination helps them know
the strengths and abilities of the
candidates. They will tell you that
it helps them understand their
students. But does it work? May-
be it does. Or maybe it achieves
something else; the opposite of
what it should.
A lot goes on during learning.
Students learn from one another
as they answer teachers ques-
So students and teachers will
approach studies, sharing knowl-
edge and teaching with the same
fate sealed attitude.
Most students will resign to
the group they have landed in
and not strive to get better.
In cases where the students
are in the lower end, group dis-
cussions among them will not be
productive.
Those on the high end will al-
so either work hard to keep them-
selves in those positions or get
complacent and ignore their
studies.
The comfort in company that
leads to resignation no doubt af-
fects those in the low-end brack-
ets of the indexing list.
An alternative to indexing ex-
aminations for ranking students
Education
Principals tack
transforms school
More than ten years ago, the system of
distribution of Form One students to classes
in Kisumu Boys High School relied on entry
marks.
The students would then maintain those
classes until they sat their KCSE exams.
The streams were named using letters of
the alphabet A, H, K and so on.
R, the last class in this order, was
occupied by students who had scored the
lowest marks in the KCPE exam.
In 2003, the school got a new principal,
John Awiti, who immediately changed the
system of naming classes using alphabets to
colours such as Orange, Blue, Green and
Pink.
He reshufed students in all the streams
without regard to entry marks or index
numbers.
It was observed that students previously
perceived as weak were performing well
while those who had good entry marks or
index numbers fell behind.
The schools rst KCSE exam under
Awitis leadership following the reshufe of
students saw a marked improvement in
performance.
It was revealed that Form One students
who came in when the new system of class
allocation was being implemented turned
out to be among the best performers in KCSE
in the schools history.
Awiti left the school a few years later but
the system he put in place remains intact.
tions orally or through group dis-
cussions; students also relate to
one another depending on their
performance this one is mostly
negative and nally, students
can either gain or lose academic
self-esteem.
Lumping together students
who are perceived to be weak in
class and restricting them to that
controlled environment is nei-
ther helpful nor sensitive.
Dr Alenga Amadi of Career
Advisory Centre says entry or in-
dexing examinations affect stu-
dents attitude towards learning
thereby impeding their prog-
ress.
Alenga says, Attitude in edu-
cation determines how one ap-
proaches their studies and even-
tually how they perform. That is
why a positive attitude is impor-
tant. To keep a student conned
to a particular group because
they didnt do well in an exam in
the past is not proper.
He says that teachers ought to
know that students can teach
each other and categorising them
using past performance alienates
them into performers and fail-
ures.
This, he argues, gives the stu-
dents the impression that their
future is already determined.
A candidate during a past examination. Poor index numbers make
some students feel inadequate and negatively affects their perfor-
mance. [PHOTO: FILE /STANDARD]
By BENARD SANGA
Buildings decorated with
emblems of Indian icons, overlook-
ing Indian Ocean near the Old Nyali
Bridge, are the structures of the
Coast regions academic giant,
Allidina Visram High School.
Allidina Visram, a boys district
day school, is ranked one of the
best schools in Mombasa County,
competing with the only two
national schools in the area.
In the 2013 Kenya Certicate of
Secondary Education (KCSE) exam,
the school had a mean score of 7.43
compared to Shimo La Tewa, a
national school, which had a mean
score of 6.6.
However, Mama Ngina High
School, also a national school in the
county, recorded a mean score of
8.02 in the last KCSE exam but had
only ten students with an A score
compared to 15 students at Allidina.
In 2000 and 2001, according to
the records, Allidina Visram
managed to achieve a mean score
Allidina
Visram High
School.
[PHOTO:
SAMUEL
OCHIENG/
STANDARD]
School Spot
would be rst-come basis during
payment of registration fees.
This would mean that the stu-
dents get index numbers as they
register for KCPE or KCSE.
Schools could also consider ran-
dom allocation of index numbers
or according to alphabetical or-
der of students names.
The psychological effect of be-
ing ranked index 202 because
your registration fee was paid last
would not impact as negatively
on a candidate as being index 202
because you sat an exam and
came up in position 202.
There is no Kenya National
Examinations Council regulation
indicating how index numbers
should be awarded. The whole
exercise is mostly left in the
hands of school principals.
of 8.26 and 8.29 respectively. In the
2005 national exams it posted a
mean score of 9.24 while 2006 saw
the highest mark at 9.47. However,
the schools mean score dropped to
6.3 in 2008.
Unlike in the past, as a district
school we select students after the
national, provincial and county
schools have completed the
exercise so this could explain the
drop in the mean score. But we are
working hard and this year we
expect to get a mean of 8.5, says
the schools deputy principal,
Athuman Mwalimu.
Allidina Visram School was built
in 1920 by Abdul Rasul as a
cenotaph to his father Allidina
Visram, the then powerful Kara,
Kutch an Indian merchant who
came to East Africas coast in a
dhow at the age of 12 in 1863.
Other accounts, however, say
that Rasul, who spent most of his
time playing cards, built the school
after he lost a bet.
Its history notwithstanding, the
institution is ranked as one of the
best in the Coast region, famed for
producing top scientists in the
country like Prof Shaukat Abdul-
razak. A famous alumni is business
tycoon and Goldenberg architect
Kamlesh Pattni.
Allidina Visram High
deed odds to become
pride of Mombasa
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A J C E 16
H B J G 25
E H D C 20
21 29 16 12
F F G D 17
Solution No. 1834
4 1 6 2 5 3 7 8 9
7 5 2 1 8 9 3 4 6
8 9 3 7 6 4 2 1 5
5 2 8 9 3 1 4 6 7
3 7 1 6 4 2 9 5 8
6 4 9 5 7 8 1 2 3
2 6 7 3 1 5 8 9 4
1 3 4 8 9 6 5 7 2
9 8 5 4 2 7 6 3 1
YESTERDAYS SOLUTION
STANDOKU Imejin
1835 COFFEE BREAK
6 1
4
6
3 9
3 9 5
7 1 2 5 4
4 2 8
3 5 9 7 2
4 8 6 2 7
1 5 8
6 7 9 1 5
Using all the letters
of the alphabet,
ll in the grid. To
help you, there are
three cryptic cross-
word-style clues:
Top line: Family
idiot? (5, 4)
Middle line: For
Mums pie he al-
ways has a nice
word. (9)
Bottom line: I ig-
nore refs rules
because hes not lo-
cal. (9)
To start you off,
here is one of the
letters.
By Rosy Russell
All rows, columns and 3 by 3 grids
(dened by bold lines ) have the
numbers 1 to 9 appearing only once.
Some of the numbers have been en-
tered. Complete the whole table by
inserting the correct numbers.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
You may be glad to be in the workplace
today. Repair work of some sort can be-
come rather noisy at home. Your profes-
sional routine moves along at a good
pace.
Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
Your attitude toward challenges is a pos-
itive. The few challenges you encounter
will be handled successfully. This after-
noon progress is happening in the work-
place and your personal career path will
be cleared of any challenges.
Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
Mental stimulation from others is the
key for you right now. It is a good idea to
make every effort to cooperate. There is
a great deal of attention drawn to your
ideas in the workplace.
Taurus (April 21 - May 20)
This is one of your good days this month.
The balance is shifting and you are less
likely to ignore or overlook business situ-
ations. You have a strong determined
energy that can be focused to help you
find the many answers you seek.
Aries (Mar 21 - May 20)
This is a good day to work and communi-
cate with the opposite sex. Dont be jeal-
ous of other peoples accomplishments
during this time. A need to be respected
is an emotionally charged issue.
Cancer
(June 22 - July 22)
You have a natural aptitude for describ-
ing the most sensitive areas of the hu-
man psyche; you are a practical psychol-
ogist of the first order. You can manage
and work with touchy issues today that
others will not attempt.
Courtesy: dailyhoroscopes.com
YESTERDAYS SOLUTIONS
Horoscopes
Sudoku
Codeword Puzzle
(May 21 - June 21)
You have a natural aptitude for
describing the most sensitive
areas of the human psyche; you
are a practical psychologist. To-
day you will work with touchy is-
sues others will not attempt.
DIFFICULT
The letters have a distinct
value between 1 to 9. The to-
tals vertically and horizontally
have been given. Solve all the
values.
NO 5195
A B C D E F G H J
2 5 9 4 3 6 1 8 7
YESTERDAYS SOLUTIONS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
I
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
G T U R O N M W V I
A H J B S L P K Q C
E
Z
Y
F
D
X
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
If you give your best efforts at work, great
strides can be taken. This is a great time to
be with others in work or play. You may be
asked to do a special job today that entails
the need for strong concentration.
Virgo
(Aug 23 - Sept 23)
You are able to handle dif cult people and
may be called upon to help with crowd con-
trol. You are able to cut through the red tape
to get at what is beneath and behind most
situations that others feel have no remedy.
Libra
(Sept 24 - Oct 23)
Career choices and direction seem to indi-
cate a loss of freedom and originality on
your part. You may feel stied and forced to
go along if you want to succeed. This could
build up to an explosive level.
Scorpio
(Oct 24 - Nov 22)
You may not appreciate someones unreal-
istic approach to a situation. This persons
general fogginess and impractical attitude
may nd you at odds with this person. How-
ever, you have a sweetness about you and
any discord is short-lived.
Sagittarius
(Nov 23 - Dec 21)
You could be most persuasive with others
and know just what to say in order to gain
the interest needed today. The situation is a
natural for self-expression and lends itself to
your particular ideas and thoughts.
Gemini
Wednesday, May 21, 2014/ The Standard
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Wednesday Life
Across
1 Traditional practice (6)
7 Surprise greatly (8)
8 A sh (4)
10 Rank (6)
11 Concluding part (6)
14 Alcoholic spirit (3)
16 Cuts into cubes (5)
17 Girl (4)
19 Competitor (5)
21 Rot (5)
22 Student (5)
23 Farmyard birds (4)
26 Hut (5)
28 Stripling (3)
29 State without proof (6)
30 Corsair (6)
31 Paper quantity (4)
32 Large snake (8)
33 Full form of Mr (6)
Down
1 Hand tool (6)
2 To be precise (4,2)
3 Majority, bulk (4)
4 Vacation (7)
5 Light purple (5)
6 Brogues, for example (5)
8 Sacks (4)
9 Star (3)
12 Nothing (3)
13 Fruit (5)
15 Lawful (5)
18 Shock, dismay (5)
19 Agent (3)
20 Girls name (3)
21 Underground cell (7)
22 Baked food item (3)
23 To badger (6)
24 Dutch cheese (4)
25 Kebab spike (6)
26 Unit of purity of gold (5)
27 Desolate (5)
28 Fib (3)
30 Baby carriage (4)
ACROSS: Judas 6, Atone 9, Duchess 10, Alarm 11, Faith 12, Radar 13, Halibut 15, Pro 17,
Edit 18, Career 19, Sells 20, Drinks 22, Ache 24, Sot 25, Sulphur 26, Speed 27, Stoop
28, Derby 29, Regalia 30, Trier 31, Probe.
DOWN: 2, Unload 3, Adroit 4, Sum 5, Cheat 6, As far as 7, Tsar 8, Nature 12, Rules 13,
Heeds 14, Limit 15, Peach 16, Order 18, Cloud 19, Skipper 21, Roster 22, Appear 23, Hub-
bub 25, Sedan 26, Sore 28, Dip.
YESTERDAYS EASY SOLUTIONS
Easy Puzzle
ACROSS
1 Keep tearing endlessly around
(6)
7 Reckon to eat poorly at various
times (8)
8 High ground in Vietnam (4)
10 Escape with a broken toe in a
tug disaster (3,3)
11 Effective ruler of the street?
(6)
14 The sphere of royalty? (3)
16 Trips, hopefully without fall-
ing (5)
17 Is a dashing candidate (4)
19 Anybody can sing one (5)
21 With the bad housing, Victors
in a terrible hole! (5)
22 Terry taking a bath, perhaps?
(5)
23 As a concert piece, it cant fail!
(4)
26 Summarise shortly (5)
28 Some legumes can take a lot of
chewing (3)
29 His employer being out for half
an hour, hell give a loan (6)
30 Detesting a thing being out of
order (6)
31 River scene of historic battle in
navy service (4)
32 Showed signs of wanting to
communicate (8)
33 Actors who no longer star, per-
haps? (6)
DOWN
1 The campanologists double?
(6)
2 In movies, they may get cars to
crash! (6)
3 Clever way to mend a net (4)
4 A drink the pit worker has a
name for (7)
5 Beaten in a friendly game (5)
6 Gets out for a bit of fun with
the chaps (5)
8 A noted heavyweight able to
teach boys (4)
9 Point raised in abundance (3)
12 Its alcoholic, thats very clear
(3)
13 Not even upset at the bitter
end (5)
15 Figure in a duet that can help
one to sleep (5)
18 Desires wild grouse, not duck
(5)
19 The way of a showman (3)
20 Gibson in the part of Hamlet,
possibly? (3)
21 Optimistic of nding fresh fuel
for a ight (7)
22 Jacks cunning art (3)
23 Style estimated nicest (6)
24 Top man reducing the rise in
crime (4)
25 Nobody would take them for
slacks (6)
26 Around the North Pole, warm
covers for climbers (5)
27 Cures gone wrong, dammit! (5)
28 Inationary cause of the bal-
loon going up? (3)
30 A park with character, mister
(4)
ACROSS: 1, BR-own 6, Sauce 9, Run down 10, Satin 11, In al-L 12, Flute 13, Wash-out 15, Leg 17, Ante 18,
Figure 19, A-gain 20, Th-rive 22, Did-O 24, Z-O-e 25, Fired on 26, Divot 27, Blood 28, Piano 29, Ne-
gat-ed 30, Owned 31, T-ense.
DOWN: 2, Reagan 3, Writhe 4, Nun (none) 5, AD-U-Lt. 6, S-within 7, A-NNE 8, Caller 12, Fudge 13, Walt-z 14,
S-tor-E 15, Lu-rid 16, G-Et on 18, Fix it 19, A-void-Ed 21, Hollow 22, De-ri-de 23, Doing-S 25, For-ay 26,
Done 28, Pet.
YESTERDAYS CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Cryptic Puzzle
WEIRD NEWS
We may give without loving, but
we cannot love without giving.
Bernard Meltzer
French schoolboys have been
turning up for lessons
wearing skirts as a show of
support for equality between
sexes.
The stunt, part of the What
the Skirt Raises campaign
which aims to raise aware-
ness of sexism, was
encouraged by school admin-
istrators in the Nantes region,
invoking anger from tradi-
tionalist groups.
Tensions flared as conserva-
tive group Manif pour Tous
protested outside the gates
of the Lycee Clemenceau
school in the western French
city.
The group, which opposes gay
marriage, say the movement
is a secret government plot to
promote gender theory, the
idea that childrens gender is
not fixed at birth.
Protesters waved placards
with slogans reading Gender
theory is not my choice
One protester told local
media: In the current
context, asking boys to wear
a skirt is provocative. They
must have a screw loose.
Mirror Online
French schoolboys wear skirts to class
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
FOX CINEPLEX SARIT CENT RE,
WESTLANDS
FOX CINEPLEX SARIT CENT RE,
WESTLANDS
SCREEN I GODZILLA IN 3D (TBA) At
11.00am, 1.45pm, 6.55pm, 9.00pm,
AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 IN 3D (PG) At
4.10pm
SCREEN II AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 IN 3D
(PG) At 11.00am, 1.45pm, 6.40pm, 9.15pm,
THE OTHER WOMAN (U16) At 4.30pm
PLANET MEDIA CINEMAS - KISUMU
SCREEN I RIO 2 (GE) At 11.30am,
1.30pm. NON STOP (PG 13) At 3.30pm, THE
OTHER WOMAN (16) At 6.00pm, 8.40pm,
SCREEN II THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER
MITTY (PG) At 3.00pm, 6.00pm, 8.30pm
NYALI CINEMAX MOMBASA
SCREEN I THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 IN
3D At 6.30pm, 9.15pm, GODSILLA IN 2D At
6.45pm, GODZILLA IN 3D At 9.15pm.
Cinema Guide
Nairobi 102.7 I Nyeri 105.7
Meru 105.1 I Kericho 90.5
Kisumu 105.3 I Mombasa 105.1
Nakuru 104.5 I Eldoret 91.1 Kitui:
93.8 I Kisii: 91.3
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DISCOVERY CHANNEL
07:00 Diamond Divers
07:50 Fast N Loud
08:40 Car Vs Wild
09:30 Storage Hunters
09:55 Auction Kings
10:25 Baggage Battles
10:50 How Do They Do It?
11:20 How Its Made
11:45 Gold Rush
12:40 Gold Fever
01:35 Ice Cold Gold
Following on the $600-plus million dollar suc-
cess of Hancock, it took lmmakers a con-
siderable amount of time to nd a compelling
way into a sequel. But they settled on an out-
line at the beginning of the summer and then
hired writers: Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara,
who have written for shows like The Shield
and Dexter.
YESTERDAYS TRIVIA: Halo
TV Quiz
02:30 Storage Hunters
03:00 Auction Kings
03:25 Baggage Battles
03:55 Diamond Divers
04:50 The Big Brain Theory
05:45 Fast N Loud
06:40 How Do They Do It?
07:05 How Its Made
07:35 Sons Of Guns
08:30 Baggage Battles
09:00 Auction Kings
09:30 Manhunt
DStv Highlights
Todays Schedule
5:00 pambazuka
6:00 Powerbreakfast
9:00 Afrosinema
11;30 Naswa
12:00 Gabriela
13:00 Live at 1
14:00 Cheche rpt
15:00 Afrosinema
16:00 Citizen alasiri
16:10 Mseto east africa
17:00 Pavitra rishta
18:00 Un refugio
19:00 Citizen nipashe
19:35 Kansiime
20:05 Wild at heart
21:00 Citizen business
center
22:00 The Tempest
23:00 Afrosinema
0.00 Citizen late night
news
1:00 Afro-sinema
4:30 BBC
4:55 Morning Prayer
5:00 Aerobics
5:30 Damka
8:00 Good Morning Kenya
9:00 Parliament Live
11:00 Daytime Movie
11:00 KBCc Lunch Time
News
1:30 Moving The Masses
1:30 Grapevine
2:30 Parliament Live
4:30 Spider Riders
5:00 Club 1
6:00 Spiders
7:00 Darubini Live
7:30 Road To Success
8:05 The Platform Live
9:00 Channel 1 News
9:45 National Cohesion
Live
10:30 Bold & Beautiful
11:30 You Are The One
12:00 Club 1
12:45 BBC
5:00 Password Rpt
6:00 AM Live
9:00 Irrational Heart
10.00 Maid In
Manhattan
11:15 The Young & The
Restless
12:00 Rhythm City
12:30 Scandal
1:00 NTV at 1
1:30 Backstage
2:00 Golden Heart
3.00 Password
4:00 NTV at 4
4:15 Password
Reloaded
5:00 The Beat
6:00 Dyesebel
7:00 NTV Jioni
7:30 La Patrona
8:30 Baileys Wedding
Show
9:00 NTV Tonight
10:00 Movie
12:00 NTV Late Night
12:15 CNN
5.00 Command Your
Morning
6:00 Morning Express
9.00 Tendereza
10:00 My Eternal
11.00 National Geographic
12.00 Tomorrow Today
12.30 Adema
1.00 Newsdesk
1.30 Road to Brasil
2:00 Afri-Screen
4.00 Mbiu Ya KTN
4.10 Batman Of The Future
4.30 Avengers Assemble
5.00 Baseline
6.00 Her Mothers Daughter
7:00 KTN LEO
7:30 Real Househelps of
Kawangware
8.00 Los Rey
9.00 KTN PRIME
10.05 Jeff Koinange Live
11.00 The Diary
12:00 Road to Brasil
12.30 CNN
Pick Of The Day 6.00PM
5.00 Praiz
6.00 K24 alfairi
9.00 Lady of the rose
rpt 10.00
Naijasinema
12.00 Al jazeera news
13.00 K24 newscut
13.30 Gumbaru school
rpt
15.00 The couples show
rpt
16.00 Mchipuko wa
alasiri 16.10 Team
raha
17.30 The loop
18.30 K24 Mashinani
19.00 K24 saa moja
19.35 Gumbaru skool
20.05 The couples show
21.00 K24 evening
edition
21.50 Kikwetu super
chef rpt
11.00 naijasinema rpt
On this weeks episode: Neon forces Diego to shoot and kill his mother Teresa. Will Diego pull the
trigger? All preparations are in place for the grand wedding.
4:00AM Safari na Antony Ndiema
6:00AM Maisha Asubuhi na Alex and Jalas
10:00AM Staarabika na Ann Njogu
1:00PM Konnect na Mwende and Clemo
4:00PM Maisha Jioni na Tina and Zuleka
7:00PM Rhumba Attencion na Mwashumbe
10:00PM Maji Makuu na Ali Hassan and Babu
12:00AM Hakuna Kulala
Wednesday Life
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Social Media
with Kenny Kaburu @Kennytoonz
Economy could be in limbo as
tourists ee
On Monday, former Harambee Stars
goalkeeper Francis Onyiso had a paid-
up advert in a local daily apologising to
his wife for the pain I have caused her
and the family. KOT picked it up tweeted
under #WhatOnyisoDidToAoko
Social Media
Light Side
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CONTRAST: Two governors,
Samuel Ragwa of Tharaka
Nithi County and Machakos
Alfred Mutua address their
people in different styles.
Note Ragwas crochet carpet
and Mutuas red one.
@CharlesNdeti: He was a player not a keeper
#WhatOnyisoDidToAoko.
@princessmos: #WhatOnyisoDidToAoko is an
urgent and more serious national matter than
#AngloLeasing.
@richymanyala: He supported and thanked the
President for signing the Marriage Bill into law.
@stinefred: He said, Luos are not born; they are
downloaded and continuously upgraded.
@KibokoFred: I nd it disturbing that people nd
it hard to apologise. This must be encouraged.
@jmutinda: Some guys have been really naughty
this weekend. Im looking out for apologies on
roadside billboards.
@FerdyOmondi: I can only hope Aoko did not
personally demand so public an apology.
@Kalamiakenny: It is a proof that you should
never apologise publicly about private matters. It only
works on soaps.
@Evemunyimuchiri: Standards have been set. If
apology si ya newspaper or billboard, you sure are
doomed.
Hassan Caliph: My fellow Kenyans, since the
Westgate terrorist attack, Al-Shabaab have not claimed
responsibility for any other attack. So who is killing us?
Uganda, Ethiopia and Burundi all have their troops in
Mogadishu, why are they not being attacked?
Kharn Koinange Kusa: Economic meltdown will end
tribalism.
Twalib Haytham Ahmed: Our government needs to
be vigilant and ahead of the game. Police checkpoints
should intensify. Intelligence should be sharp and all
stakeholders in the security business need to get
involved. Our borders should also be manned properly.
Google search engine is like a
public album of you. If you have
had any embarrassing moments
that found their way online
(through the many hits-hungry,
libelous blogs and social sites),
chances are that shame and
embarrassment will follow you
for life.
Those embarrassing photos,
memes and trolls of you that pop
up whenever someone searches
you on Google could have you
cringing every time you consider
the possibility of your children,
prospective employer or anyone
special stumbling on them years
down the line when, clearly,
those posts no longer define
you.
Well not anymore.
A landmark ruling in Europe by
the European Unions highest
court compels Google, the
worlds largest online search
engine, to pull down information
on request by a user. The
decision favours citizens in
Europe, but will most likely force
Google, Microsoft, and other
websites to reconsider their
mostly one-size-fits-all global
privacy standards.
Google regularly takes down
material that violates copyright
or defamation laws.
The new ruling targets links
to verifiable yet unflattering
information, such as legal
records and newspaper articles.
While this ruling by the
European Court of Justice in
Luxembourg forces, in certain
cases, the right of users to
demand that Google remove
information about them from
its search engine, the court is
not clear on how this should be
done, leaving the responsibility
to local courts.
Now you have
a right to be
forgotten
Pastor cleanses house
A woman in Kiganjo area of Thika in
Kiambu County caused a commotion and
called for prayers after she mysteriously
found used male condoms and underwear
in her house.
The single mother, who divorced her
husband three years ago, lives with her
two daughters in a single-roomed house.
I am done with men, she shouted,
and warned her secondary school-going
daughters, You are also not entitled to
bring any men here!
A neighbour said that for the years
they had lived there, the girls had not
shown any interest in men, making their
mother happy.
My daughters, I see you have
understood your way to sisterhood. Men
are not good. If I knew this, I would not
have been been married. Its hectic, the
woman is said to have told her girls.
Brothers give in-law
thorough beating
Three brothers in a village in Sigor
Division, Bomet County, recently joined
forces at their home to beat their
brother-in-law who had come for his
enstranged wife.
The brother-in-law, who said his
name is Daniel, had differed with his
wife a few weeks previously over
unknown family matters and she had
returned to her parents home.
Daniel, a man used to unleashing
terror on his spouse at the slightest
provocation, did not see anything
strange with strutting to his in-laws
place to get his wife.
Daniels continuous attacks on his
wife must have been encouraged by
the fact that he always got her back
after sending an emissary.
But matters did not work in his
favour this time after all his
emissaries were sent back with
demands that the real perpetrator
of the violence should go and
plead his own case. So Daniel
gathered his courage and made
the trip.
Immediately he set foot in his
in-laws compound, they pounced
on him with blows and slaps,
accusing him of making life hell for
their only sister. Daniels wife
eventually pleaded with her
brothers to stop assaulting the
father of her children.
Stop it! Who will take care of
my children when you kill him?
Strangely, she felt so sorry for
her man that she left with him
when the attackers let him go.
By Nicholas Cheruiyot
But most people do the
opposite of what they are told and
this may have been the case when
her older daughter brought a man
home.
The mother, a businesswoman
in Thika town, had gone to Nairobi
to get new supplies.
Daughter and lover left the
house after a few hours. When the
mother returned at around 5pm,
she turned the quiet estate into a
drama eld after discovering the
used condoms and underwear.
Neither of her daughters was
present at the time.
I cant understand this. Has
my house become a dustbin or is it
the wrong house? she thundered.
Not believing her daughters
could be the culprits, she sought a
pastor who conducted prayers to
cleanse the house. Felix Muriithi
@BeInspowered:
By being yourself,
you put something
wonderful in the
world that was not
there before.
Edwin Elliot