Nairobi, Kenya (African Boulevard News) Raila meets US Senator Coons, pledges to uphold rule of law –
Azimio leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday evening met with US Senator Chris Coons and his delegation in Nairobi and held discussions on a range of issues.
Raila said in a statement on social media that discussions revolved around development and the need to uphold the rule of law in the country.
Pharmaceutical Sales Regulation and EACC Audit Committees
The Board of Kenya has developed guidelines to regulate pharmaceutical sales, according to The Star. In the last half-hour, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) urged governors to implement audit committees’ proposals to improve transparency and accountability.
Gachagua Assures Safety Amid Azimio Protests
Gachagua, a Kenyan official, assured the public of safety ahead of the anticipated Azimio demonstrations. Meanwhile, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) warned of potential constitutional backsliding amid the ongoing protests.
Health and Infrastructure Developments
Homa Bay has started the construction of a Sh200 million accident and emergency center, as reported by the Daily Nation. In a separate initiative, Kirinyaga has launched a vaccination drive against rabies to promote public health.
Government and Political Updates
Nyong’o sacked the county secretary after only seven months in office. Meanwhile, Kindiki reported that the police are pursuing 2,000 individuals involved in the Uhuru farm raid. Ndeti advised Machakos staff to settle down and work, while Linturi promised better prices for macadamia nuts within a week.
Deputy President William Ruto led Kenyans in mourning the death of Bonissa MP. Additionally, petitioners are seeking a halt to power tariff increases, citing inadequate public participation.
Ex-IEBC CEO Oswago is among the 25 candidates seeking to replace Chebukati. Three protesters were charged with torching a Sh3 million police vehicle. Crime buster Rashid Ahmed will learn his fate on April 17th.
More from Kenya: Kenya’s Police Bans new Protests. Opposition Leader R. Odinga remains defiant.
Rugby and Cultural News
Sasha Mutai has been appointed the new Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) boss, with Humphrey Kayange elected as director. The University of York released a study revealing the African and Asian ancestry of medieval Swahili people.
A heated debate arose after Nicki Bigfish claimed that couples sanitizing shows are staged, as reported by Tuko News. Kenya’s campaign strategies against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) have been highlighted by the Daily Nation. Ivy Chelimo defended her boss, Riggy G, on Twitter.
Legal Updates and Demonstrations
Senator Sifuna was released on bail and will face charges of unlawful assembly. Free movement of people was declared a catalyst for trade by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Raila met with Catholic clerics ahead of Thursday’s demonstrations. Kindiki explained why the police were delayed in responding to the Uhuru farm invasion. Spiritual leaders advised Azimio that demonstrations are not the solution to problems.
A BBC exposé prompted rights groups to demand a fresh post-mortem for an activist. A man credited divine intervention for escaping death during Kisumu protests.
Bahati is set to perform alongside Prince Indah at the Ohangla Star’s album launch, as announced by Tuko News.
LPG and Petroleum Traders Registration
The Kenyan government announced plans to register Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and petroleum traders and dealers in April, as reported by The Star. This move is expected to improve regulation and safety in the industry.
Itumbi Maintains Maribe’s Innocence
In a response to dramatic headlines, Itumbi maintained that Jacque Maribe is innocent and should not be held responsible for the charges against her, according to KDRTV.
Kenya’s Battle Against FGM
Daily Nation provided an in-depth look into Kenya’s strategies to combat Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The country is implementing educational programs and raising awareness to change cultural perceptions and end the harmful practice.
Ancient DNA Study Sheds Light on Swahili Ancestry
A recent study from the University of York unveiled the African and Asian ancestry of medieval Swahili people, shedding light on the rich cultural heritage and historical connections between the two continents.
Bonissa MP Mourned by Kenyans
Deputy President William Ruto led the nation in mourning the loss of Bonissa MP, a prominent political figure in Kenya. The nation has come together to remember his contributions and express condolences to his family and friends.
More from Kenya: Kenya’s Police Bans new Protests. Opposition Leader R. Odinga remains defiant.
Senator Sifuna Faces Legal Challenges
Senator Sifuna, released on bail, is set to face charges of unlawful assembly, as reported by KDRTV. This legal battle is just one example of the ongoing political tensions in Kenya.
Raila’s Meeting with Catholic Clerics
Raila, a key political figure in Kenya, met with Catholic clerics to discuss the upcoming demonstrations and seek guidance on how to address the nation’s challenges peacefully and effectively.
Kenyan Entertainment Scene
Bahati is set to perform with Prince Indah at the Ohangla Star’s album launch, adding to the excitement of the event. The Kenyan entertainment scene continues to thrive, showcasing a variety of talent and promoting local artists.
Power Tariff Increase Controversy
Petitioners in Kenya are calling for a halt to the planned power tariff increase, arguing that there was inadequate public participation in the decision-making process, as reported by The Star. This move has sparked discussions on the need for transparency and public involvement in decisions that directly impact citizens’ lives.
Kisumu Protest Survivor Credits Divine Intervention
A man who narrowly escaped death during the Kisumu protests credits divine intervention for his survival, according to KDRTV. The incident serves as a reminder of the dangers that can arise during public demonstrations and the need for peaceful resolution of conflicts.
Uhuru Farm Invasion and Police Response
Kindiki explained the delay in police response during the Uhuru farm invasion, stating that logistical challenges and the sheer number of raiders contributed to the slow reaction. The Star reported that the police are now pursuing 2,000 individuals involved in the incident.
Spiritual Leaders Weigh in on Azimio Protests
Spiritual leaders in Kenya advised the Azimio coalition that demonstrations are not the solution to the country’s problems, as reported by The Star. They called for dialogue and peaceful resolution of conflicts, emphasizing the need for unity and understanding.
Kenya Rugby Union Leadership
Sasha Mutai’s appointment as the new Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) boss and Humphrey Kayange’s election as director signal a new era for Kenyan rugby. Fans and players alike are hopeful for the positive impact these changes will have on the sport’s development in the country.
Kenya’s Efforts to Promote Trade
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa highlighted the importance of free movement of people as a catalyst for trade. Kenya is working to reduce barriers and promote regional cooperation to boost economic growth and development.
Activist’s Post-Mortem Demand
Following a BBC exposé, human rights groups in Kenya are demanding a fresh post-mortem examination for a deceased activist. The case has drawn public attention and raised concerns about the need for transparency and accountability in such investigations.
Macadamia Nut Industry in Kenya
Linturi promised better prices for macadamia nuts within a week, as reported by The Star. This pledge aims to support local farmers and strengthen Kenya’s macadamia nut industry, which has significant potential for growth and export revenue.
Riggy G’s Defense by Ivy Chelimo
Ivy Chelimo took to Twitter to defend her boss, Riggy G, amidst online controversies. Chelimo’s support highlights the loyalty and camaraderie often seen in the Kenyan entertainment industry.
Nyong’o’s Decision to Sack County Secretary
Nyong’o made headlines by sacking the county secretary just seven months into the official’s tenure. The move has sparked discussions on the need for effective and accountable leadership in local government positions.
Machakos Staff Encouraged to Settle and Work
Ndeti urged Machakos staff to settle down and focus on their work, as reported by The Star. The call for productivity and dedication highlights the importance of efficient public service for the betterment of the community.
Rashid Ahmed’s Upcoming Fate
Crime buster Rashid Ahmed is set to learn his fate on April 17th, as reported by The Star. The outcome of this case will have significant implications for law enforcement and anti-crime efforts in Kenya.
Debate over Couples Sanitizing Shows
Nicki Bigfish’s claim that couples sanitizing shows are staged sparked a heated debate, as reported by Tuko News. The discussion underscores the public’s fascination with reality television and the authenticity of such programs.
Prince Indah’s Album Launch
The upcoming album launch of Ohangla Star Prince Indah, featuring a performance by Bahati, showcases the vibrant and diverse Kenyan music scene. Fans eagerly await the event, which promises to be an exciting celebration of local talent.
Ex-IEBC CEO Oswago Vying for Chebukati’s Position
Ex-IEBC CEO Oswago is among 25 candidates seeking to replace Chebukati, as reported by The Star. The selection process for the new electoral commission chairperson has attracted significant public interest, given the critical role the position plays in overseeing Kenya’s democratic processes.
Charges Against Protesters for Torching Police Vehicle
Three protesters have been charged with torching a Sh3 million police vehicle, according to The Star. This incident underscores the need for peaceful protests and respect for public property during demonstrations.
Medieval Swahili People’s Ancestry Uncovered
A study from the University of York has unveiled the African and Asian ancestry of medieval Swahili people, shedding light on the interconnected history of these two continents. The research contributes to a better understanding of the cultural exchanges that have shaped the Swahili Coast’s heritage.
Kenya’s Fight Against FGM
The Daily Nation provided insights into Kenya’s campaign strategies against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Education and awareness-raising initiatives are key components of the country’s efforts to eradicate this harmful practice and protect the rights and well-being of women and girls.
Azimio Coalition Urged to Seek Peaceful Solutions
Amid ongoing Azimio protests, spiritual leaders and other public figures have advised the coalition to pursue dialogue and peaceful resolution of conflicts, rather than relying on demonstrations. Kenya’s stability and progress depend on a unified approach to addressing the nation’s challenges.
Kenya’s Growing Entertainment Industry
With events such as Prince Indah’s album launch featuring Bahati, the Kenyan entertainment industry continues to showcase diverse talent and attract both local and international attention. The growth of this sector contributes to the country’s cultural vibrancy and economic development.
Support for Riggy G and Other Artists
Ivy Chelimo’s defense of Riggy G on Twitter highlights the solidarity often seen among artists and their teams in Kenya’s entertainment industry. This support can play a crucial role in fostering creativity and promoting success for the country’s performers.