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  • Ebola outbreak: Kenya at high risk, warns WHO

    08/13/2014 11:42:58 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 18 replies
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a "high-risk" country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Kenya was vulnerable because it was a major transport hub, with many flights from West Africa, a WHO official said. This is the most serious warning to date by the WHO that Ebola could spread to East Africa.
  • Many Kenyan men flee to avoid forced circumcisions

    08/11/2014 8:50:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Aug 11, 2014 12:04 PM EDT | TOM ODULA
    AIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The circumcision season among Kenya's Bukusu ethnic group brings a festive atmosphere: music, food and free-flowing beer. For the uncircumcised men from other tribes in the area, however, it is not time to party, it's time to flee. At least 12 men from other tribes have been forcibly circumcised since the start of the circumcisions in August, according to police and local authorities. Others have sought refuge in police stations to avoid the knife's cut. The Bukusu ethnic group prefers traditional circumcisions using simple tools and no anesthesia. But tradition can be disastrous.
  • KENYA: Suspected Ebola Patient Isolated in an Ambulance

    08/08/2014 11:50:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    IQ4News Kenya ^ | 8-9-2014 | IQ4News Kenya
    A suspected Ebola patient was on Friday night isolated at an ambulance at Kenya’s biggest referral facility, the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), IN Nairobi. However, reports from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) where the blood was taken for sampling indicate that no result has come out. Kenya’s unpreparedness against ebola, that is currently ravaging West Africa, has been put into question with Doctors saying that the country lacks the wherewithal to deal with the deadly infection. There are only two major referral facilities in Kenya, the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi and the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in...
  • MSNBC Reporter Accidentally Claims Obama ‘Is From Kenya’ [VIDEO]

    08/05/2014 5:42:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5 Aug 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC reporter Chris Jansing claimed President Barack Obama’s keen interest in this week’s African leadership summit stems from the fact that “he’s from Kenya” — an assertion that took over ten minutes for her to reverse. Jansing spoke to MSNBC’s Joy Reid about the ongoing meeting of American and African leaders in Washington D.C. “The White House is clearly, I would assume, hoping this will be part of the president’s legacy, given his background,” Reid said. “Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya,” Jansing replied breezily. “And the fact that when he was elected there were expectations on the African...
  • Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency. [2011]

    08/07/2014 7:24:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 78 replies
    http://presscore.ca ^ | Saturday, June 18th, 2011 | Posted by Paul W Kincaid
    Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency. The smoking gun evidence that annuls Obama’s presidency is Obama’s college transcripts regarding his application for and receiving of foreign student aid. Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript from Occidental College shows that Obama (Barry Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship (scholarship) for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program – an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S....
  • NBC Correspondent Accidentally Says Obama ‘Is From Kenya’ (MSNBC Is Birther)

    08/07/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Posted on Wednesday, August 6 at 1:03pm | By Ernesto Rivera
    SNIP Host Joy Reid began the segment commenting on the ongoing U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. by saying, “The White House is clearly, I would assume, hoping that this will be part of the president’s legacy, given his background.” Jansing replied, “Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya, and the fact that when he was elected there were expectations on the African continent.. SNIP
  • Kenya Seen as Refuge From Uganda’s Anti-Gay Hostility

    08/05/2014 3:23:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    More and more Ugandans are seeking refuge in Kenya to escape extreme homophobia that has intensified in their own country since anti-gay legislation was passed earlier this year. But although prosecutions are rare in Kenya, discrimination is common there too. In February, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed off on legislation already passed by parliament to extend the scope of offences and impose tougher penalties for homosexuality up to a life sentence. On August 1, however, the Constitutional Court annulled the Anti-Homosexuality Act, ruling that parliament did not have the required quorum when members voted to pass it last December. It...
  • Barry Defends His Daddy's Polygamy

    07/31/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What Obama told these young African leaders was -- and I'm gonna quote this -- he said, "Female genital mutilation isn't a tradition worth hanging onto." Female genital mutilation is not a tradition worth hanging onto. Note that he didn't condemn female genital mutilation. That would have been telling Africans what to do. And he would never impose his views on 'em 'cause we're from the US and who are we. He just said, you know, this female genital mutilation, it's not worth hanging onto. But he doesn't condemn it. He just tells 'em I wouldn't hang...
  • Newest Obama handouts hidden behind 'summit' plans

    07/26/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    WND ^ | July 26, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    African visitors to U.S. conference to be taught about subsidies, assistancePresident Obama has begun touting his upcoming “U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit” as an opportunity for African nations “to become partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children.” The event, according to the White House, will “build’ on the president’s trip to Africa in the summer of 2013 in which U.S. taxpayers paid $60 to $100 million for the Obama family’s lavish comforts and entertainment. While the summit’s official theme is “Investing in the Next Generation,” a close inspection reveals that U.S. taxpayers again ultimately...
  • US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    07/24/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jason Straziuzo
    The decision comes amid a tightening of security by the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, which has seen dozens of grenade and gunfire attacks the last two years. Earlier this year the U.S. increased the number of security personnel at the embassy and put armed Marines behind sandbag bunkers on the embassy roof. The State Department also reduced the number of U.S. personnel here by moving a regional USAID office out of the country.
  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/23/2014 6:45:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 7/22/2014 | KTLA 5
    An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip. The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children. According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. “This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/22/2014 3:37:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    KNLA ^ | CNN WIRE
    An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip. The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children. According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. “This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a true...
  • Have We Got A Conspiracy for You - 9/11? JFK? Obama's Citizenship?

    Just as many (23%) say the theory that Obama is not an American citizen is true, with another 17% who aren't sure. Sixty percent (60%) reject that theory as false.
  • Kenya won’t be getting the Obama presidential library

    06/30/2014 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 30, 2014 | BY LESLIE LARSON
    Obama’s foundation has nixed a proposal from a Kenyan university to house Obama’s presidential library. The Nairobi-based U.S. International University-Africa submitted a proposal in June to the Barack Obama Foundation for consideration as the site for the Obama library and museum. The school said the Africa site would shed light on Obama’s heritage and would also help boost the “Obama tourism circuit.” But the “submission was not responsive to the guidelines and is not under consideration,” the foundation told the Chicago Sun-Times. The Kenyan proposal was among the 13 submissions received by the Barack Obama Foundation for the library site...
  • How Kenyans are reacting to legalised polygamy

    06/25/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Last month a controversial bill legalising polygamy became law in Kenya. Yalda Hakim reports for BBC Our World on how it is being received.In the chilly dawn deep in Kenya's Rift Valley, three women make domestic preparations for the day. One cooks breakfast, another makes pancakes, the third fetches milk for tea. But Alice, 62, Mary, 56, and Joyce, 54, are doing this for the same man, the husband to whom all three are married. He is Isaya Ntokot, a 76-year-old with 15 children and 48 grandchildren. There is nothing unusual about this - in fact, three wives for a...
  • Over 80 Shabaab militants killed as Amisom airstrikes Somalia bases

    06/23/2014 2:43:07 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies
    Daily Nation ^ | June 23, 2014 | Staff
    MOGADISHU, Monday Kenyan fighter jets have bombed key Al-Shabaab bases, with scores of fighters killed, the African Union (AU) force fighting the extremists has said. The air strikes on the impoverished villages of Anole and Kuday in the southern Lower Juba region are part of the offensive by the 22,000-strong AU mission in Somalia (Amisom), which launched in March a fresh bid to wrest remaining towns from the Islamists. "Amisom forces have conducted airstrikes... as part of a sustained effort to destroy Al-Shabaab's military capabilities," the force said in a statement, adding it was Kenyan air planes that carried out...
  • "Kenya is now officially a war zone" [another attack from ROP: 9 dead]

    06/17/2014 2:51:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP/CBS ^ | 6/17/2014
    Extremists attacked a coastal area of Kenya for the second night in a row, killing at least nine people a day after the deaths of nearly 50, an official said Tuesday. Police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said that al-Shabab militants attacked Majembeni village. The Somali militant group also claimed responsibility for the Sunday night attack in nearby Mpeketoni that killed 48 people. The back-to-back attacks underscore the weak security around the Lamu area, which lies just south of the Somali border. Lamu once attracted swarms of foreign visitors but its tourist sector has been suffering in recent years because of increasing...
  • 'My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head...

    06/16/2014 11:04:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:50 EST, 16 June 2014 | By Tara Brady and Matthew Blake
    Somali militants who murdered 48 people in a Kenyan village as they watched the World Cup went door to door asking residents if they were Muslim or spoke Somali - and shot them dead if either answer was 'no', witnesses revealed today. The attack on the coastal village of Mpeketoni, about 30-miles southwest of the tourist centre of Lamu, came at the end of a weekend of bloodshed that has exposed the world to the shocking depravity of terrorists, apparently emboldened by each other's acts. Witnesses told how about 30 gunmen - believed to be members of Somali terror group...
  • Kenya Terror Attack: Gunmen Killed Christians, Spared Muslims

    06/16/2014 8:57:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    AP ^ | June 16, 2014 | TOM ODULA
    Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire... lasted until early Monday, with little resistance put up by Kenya's security forces. ... Like the gunmen who attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall last year, the Mpeketoni attackers gave life-or-death religious assessment, a witness said, killing those who were not Muslim. "They came to our house at around 8 p.m. and asked us in Swahili whether we were Muslims. My...
  • Kenya Islamists 'Kill 50' As Hotels Set On Fire

    06/16/2014 6:16:21 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | Monday 16 June 2014
    Suspected Islamist insurgents in Kenya have raided a police station and set on fire at least three hotels and a petrol station, reportedly killing at least 50 people. [...] Witnesses said the gunmen targeted non-Muslims and those who did not speak Somali. [...] "They were shouting in Somali and shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Greatest)." [...]
  • 'Islamists' attack Kenyan coastal town

    06/15/2014 8:28:14 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 June 2014 | BBC
    Suspected Islamist militants have attacked hotels and a police station in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, military officials say.
  • Donald Trump Thinks Obama PRETENDED to be Kenyan to Attract Financial Aid (i.e. lied)

    05/28/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 126 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 05/27/2014 | Francesca Chambers
    There's a very good chance Obama pretended to be Kenyan to attract financial aid money in college. If you say you were born in Kenya, you got aid, and you got into colleges,' Trump said. Trump told reporters on Tuesday he still doesn't understand why president Obama would turn down a $50 million gift to charity if he's telling the truth about his past.
  • US Embassy in Kenya Requests Security Upgrade

    05/16/2014 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 16, 2014 | By JASON STRAZIUSO
    The U.S. ambassador in Kenya has requested additional Kenyan and American security personnel and is reducing the size of the embassy staff because of an increase in terrorist threats in Kenya, according to a letter sent to embassy employees Friday. The embassy warned Americans this week that it was taking new security steps because of recent threat information. Militants from al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia, are blamed for an increasing number of attacks in Kenya.
  • Terror attack kills 13 in Kenya as hundreds of Western tourists are evacuated under armed guard

    05/16/2014 9:24:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2014 | Wills Robinson
    Security concerns have long been high in Kenya because of its proximity to Somalia and the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group, al-Shabab that operates there. In September, four al-Shabab gunmen attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, killing at least 67 people. The 1998 embassy bombing killed more than 200. Since the mall attack, Kenya has suffered numerous smaller bombings in Nairobi and Mombasa. Kenyan authorities, with the help of the FBI, also discovered a huge car bomb that could have caused massive damage. ... Terror attack kills 13 in Kenya as hundreds of Western tourists are evacuated under armed guard over safety...
  • Kenya’s polygamy law gets thumbs up from U.S.

    05/15/2014 1:53:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Frost Illustrated ^ | May 10, 2014
    A U.S. State Dept. official has found something to like in Kenya’s new legislation legalizing multiple marriages. “The legislation is quite complex and appears to include elements that represent steps forward toward greater equality for women,” a State Department official said in an interview with Kenya’s Daily Nation. “But the job is clearly a work in progress,” the official said, adding that the legislation includes some provisions that codify existing traditional practices that disempower some women. Kenya’s Federation of Women Lawyers supports some aspects of the law but criticizes others. “We are happy with the law because finally all marriages...
  • Montgomery Sibley Updates Obama Felony ID Fraud Case And SCOTUS; Fuddy Paid $50K

    05/08/2014 3:57:35 AM PDT · by GregNH · 90 replies
    Birther Report ^ | 5/7/14 | Erik Rush
    “……additionally there’s some forensic accounting investigation of Loretta Fuddy’s personal finances which resulted in a disclosure that she received a substantial - I believe she received a $50,000.00 dollars in cash shortly after she verified the Obama’s birth certificate as being legitimate. And, [I] may your listeners remember that it was late last year that Loretta Fuddy died in a very peculiar plane accident off the coast of Hawaii, shortly after Doug filed that sealed affidavit [ah] in the federal District Court in Washington………”
  • Another Obama project lands in toilet

    05/07/2014 3:22:08 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May 7, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Public outcry follows WND report on plans for U.S. militaryAn Obama administration plan to have U.S. military personnel oversee the construction of latrines for a Kenyan girls’ school has come to an abrupt halt, after WND’s exclusive report on the diversion of defense resources. The U.S. Navy had been tasked with carrying out the project, which would have involved the construction of a building containing 16 female “dry-pit latrines” for the Mpeketoni Secondary School in Kenya, President Obama’s “home country,” as first lady Michelle Obama once publicly put it. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command on Tuesday terminated the project without...
  • Kenya’s Polygamy Problem

    05/06/2014 2:16:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Slate ^ | May 5, 2014 | William Saletan
    Americans are accustomed to a marriage debate between traditionalists and egalitarians. The traditionalists say marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The egalitarians say all marriages, gay or straight, should be treated the same. The egalitarians also ground their view in pluralism, arguing that the law should respect different ways of life. In other parts of the world, however, these ideas aren’t always at odds. Traditionalism, equality, and pluralism sometimes converge. But they don’t converge in the way Americans might expect. What they converge on is polygamy. That’s what is now happening in Kenya. Last week President...
  • The disappearance of America’s will

    04/26/2014 8:00:41 AM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    carolineglick.com ^ | April 18th, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US’s indifferent response to it. In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America’s most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades. As Gordon Chang noted at a symposium in Los Angeles last month hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, since President Barack Obama entered office in 2009, the Chinese have responded to his overtures of goodwill and appeasement with intensified aggression against the US’s Asian allies and against US warships. In 2012, China seized the Scarborough Shoal from the...
  • Kenya President Signs Polygamy Legalization Bill Into Law Despite Christian Opposition

    04/30/2014 9:12:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2014 | BY STOYAN ZAIMOV
    Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta officially signed into law a bill legalizing polygamy, giving men the right to marry numerous women without consulting their other brides. The bill has faced opposition by the country's Christian leaders, who criticize it for not respecting women or marriage. "Marriage is the voluntary union of a man and a woman, whether in a monogamous or polygamous union," Kenyatta said in a statement on Tuesday, AFP reported. Archbishop Timothy Ndambuki, from the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), which represents more than 40 church and Christian organizations from across the east African nation,has said, however,...
  • Polygamy legalized in Kenya for men

    04/29/2014 9:39:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 29.04.2014 | [jr/mkg (AP, dpa)]
    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured above) signed the law on Tuesday, legalizing polygamous unions for men. Women in Kenya, however, can only customarily marry one man. The bill was passed in March. Male parliamentarians had argued that polygamous marriage was a man’s right upheld both by African tradition and the Bible, but the legislation was heavily criticized by female lawmakers, who stormed out of the parliament in protest. They had argued that such a law could weaken marriages and impoverish families if a man had to divide his wealth among multiple wives and children. […] Many of Kenya’s 42 tribes...
  • Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

    04/23/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda. A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants... In the summer of 2012, American Green Berets began refurbishing a Libyan military base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli in order to hone the skills of Libya’s first Western-trained special operations counter-terrorism fighters. Less than two years later, that training camp is now being used...
  • Barrack Obama’s Aunt Burial Set for Thursday

    04/20/2014 4:48:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 53 replies
    Standard Media.co.ke ^ | Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Lawrence Aluru
    Kisumu, Kenya: Mama Sarah Obama has announced the date of her daughter’s burial. Zeituni Onyango who died in the US will be laid to rest at Kisumu County’s Muslim Cemetery on April 24. The late Zeituni’s body will arrive early morning on Thursday at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, will be flown to Kisumu and then taken to the mosque for prayers.
  • Obama aunt who stayed in US illegally dies at 61

    04/08/2014 3:43:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    AP/Washington Times ^ | 4/8/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61. Onyango, whose immigration status was reported by The Associated Press days before Obama’s election in 2008, had been treated in recent months for cancer and respiratory problems, Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong said. She died in a Boston rehabilitation center, said Wong, who represented her in her immigration case. Onyango, a half-sister of Obama’s late father, moved from Kenya to the U.S. in 2000 and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She remained in...
  • Ron Paul Institute Blames America for Muslim Kenya Mall Attack

    10/01/2013 5:14:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontpageMagazine ^ | September 30, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Ron Paul Institute Blames America for Muslim Kenya Mall AttackPosted By Daniel Greenfield On September 30, 2013 @ 11:10 am In The Point | 56 Comments The Ron Paul Institute is not the institution to which Ron Paul has been committed. It’s the Ron Paul outlet. And it reflects his Blame America for Muslim Terror philosophy. What happened in Kenya is a terrorist act. But for Obama to tell the rest of the story would undermine his narrative and unravel Washington’s strange relationship with the al-Qaeda affilliated al-Shabaab organization that claimed responsibility for the...
  • Obama now probes everyone's health – in Kenya!

    04/06/2014 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 27 replies
    WND ^ | April 6, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    U.S. subsidizing massive in-person surveyIn the latest addition to the Obama administration’s growing aid-to-Kenya portfolio, the U.S. will help subsidize a nationwide citizen-health assessment in every Kenyan county without exception. While the estimated project cost remains undisclosed, a separate Kenya-based trade-promotion project unveiled late last week came with an additional $70 million price tag. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, with U.S. taxpayer help, will implement the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, or KDHS. Kenya will coordinate the efforts with United Nations agencies, the U.S. government and “other partners.” The U.S. will fund a KDHS requirement to deploy contractor...
  • Obama gives military latrine duty new meaning

    03/29/2014 5:56:31 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 14 replies
    WND ^ | March 29, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Government document puts naval engineering group in charge of Kenya pit toiletsThe Obama administration lately has demanded much from American soldiers, who now face possible reductions in the number in their ranks as well as higher payments toward their health benefits. That’s in addition to duty in Afghanistan, or worse. In the latest slap to the face of U.S. Department of Defense personnel, Obama now is asking those soldiers to oversee the digging of toilets at a girl’s school in Kenya, his “home country,” as First Lady Michelle Obama once publicly put it. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command is tasked...
  • Bride Kills Husband During Honeymoon

    03/26/2014 1:06:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 An Egyptian bride murdered her husband by hanging him with the help of her brother during her honeymoon on the grounds she does not love him. The woman told police she had been forced to marry that man and that she planned to kill him because she could not live with him. Newspapers said police arrested Bashayer, 23, and her 22-year-old brother on charges of murdering her husband at their house in a small village in the eastern Al Sharqiya province.
  • Before You Go to Court, Ask the Witchdoctor, Says Kenya's Top Judge

    03/26/2014 12:59:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 25, 2014
    A frustrated chief justice told Kenyans on Tuesday that even witchdoctors could help them resolve their disputes without taking each other to the overburdened courts. Willy Mutunga, a respected lawyer, was appointed in 2011 to reform a judiciary widely seen as in the pay of the political elite and to cut red tape, at a time when many Kenyans had lost confidence in the courts. Opening a new court building in Kiambu county near Nairobi, Mutunga said he was concerned that the growing demand for court services was adding to a backlog of thousands of lawsuits.
  • Kenyan church attack leaves four worshippers dead and 17 injured

    03/23/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Sunday 23 March 2014 08.44 EDT
    A bible next to a pool of blood inside the Joy Jesus church in Likoni near Mombasa. Photograph: Str/EPA At least four people were killed when two gunmen burst into a crowded church and opened fired on worshippers near the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The attack, which left about 17 wounded, came despite increased security in Kenyan cities amid heightened warnings of extremist violence. Robert Mureithi, a local police chief, said: "They were shot by gunmen who shot indiscriminately at worshippers and then fled.". There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kenya has been hit by a series of...
  • Gunmen kill two in attack on Kenyan church: police

    03/23/2014 2:57:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 3/23/2014
    Attackers shot dead two people Sunday and wounded 10 when they burst into a church service near the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, spraying the congregation with bullets, police said. Local police chief Robert Mureithi, from the Likoni district just south of Mombasa, said the gunmen had killed the two worshippers -- a man and a woman -- and then fled, the latest violence amid heightened warnings of a threat of Islamist attacks. "Two people have been killed, they were shot by gunmen who shot indiscriminately at worshippers and then fled," said Mureithi. "About 10 others were injured and they...
  • Kenya legalises polygamy without wife's consent

    03/22/2014 12:32:18 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Friday, March 21, 2014 | Peter Martell
    Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya's parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports said Friday. The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person. The proposed bill had initially given a wife the right to veto the husband's choice, but male members of parliament overcame party divisions to push through a text that dropped this clause. "When you marry an African woman, she must know the second one is on...
  • Kenyan polygamy law: Female MPs storm out of parliament

    03/21/2014 7:05:51 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 107 replies
    BBC ^ | March 21, 2014 | Unattributed
    Female MPs in Kenya have stormed out of a late-night parliamentary session in a row over the legalisation of polygamy. The law is intended to bring civil law, where a man is only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple partners. But male MPs voted to amend the new marriage bill to allow men to take as many wives as they like without consulting existing spouses. Traditionally, first wives are supposed to give prior approval. The women walked out in disgust over the matter. 'This is Africa' MP Samuel Chepkong'a, who proposed the amendment,...
  • Amidst Dwindling Poll Numbers, MSNBC Travels to Kenya to Locate Obama Fans

    03/13/2014 11:48:24 AM PDT · by Theo · 13 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | March 12, 2014 | Matt Fox
    Man, this is just pathetic. If you haven’t seen MSNBC’s latest show, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” it’s most likely because no one has. But he’s definitely the new “it-kid” as far as liberals are concerned. Ronan recently earned a Walter Cronkite Award, which was bestowed upon him on only the third day of his broadcasting career. Think Obama and his Nobel Peace Prize. And that came on the heels of a glowing New York Times puff piece that predicted the 25-year-old will be a future president. Oh, I can’t wait. Actually, let’s change the law so he can run in 2016!...
  • Kenyan Cleric: Quran Justifies Killing Innocent People ...

    03/12/2014 7:18:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Look Under The Burka Of Islam ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Look Under The Burka Of Islam
    "It's our innocents for your innocents. It was justified. As per the Koran, as per the relgion of Islam, Westgate was 100% justified." - Kenyan imam who claims he is just a simple man promoting true Islam When Islamist gunmen stormed Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall on a busy Saturday in September, the ensuing carnage also intensified fears that Kenya's homegrown Islamists were on the rise. Although the attackers were from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels, the group's ability to infiltrate and operate in Kenya, as well as find a stream of willing recruits, has focused attention on radical Islamists based down...
  • Breaking: MSNBC's Ronan Farrow reports that President Obama is still popular in Kenya

    03/12/2014 12:58:07 PM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/12/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    MSNBC's Ronan Farrow aired a report from Kenya on Wednesday, pointing out that even though President Obama was suffering some of his lowest approval ratings ever in America, he was still very popular in his father's homeland. "We've heard about President Obama's poll numbers here in the United States, including those pretty dim assessments of his handling of the rest of the world," Farrow began. "But out in the wide world, there is one place he can always call home — if they have anything to do with it."
  • Obama moves to protect taxpayers ... in Kenya!

    03/11/2014 1:40:05 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    WND ^ | March 10, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama administration is infusing millions of additional dollars into the stabilization and strengthening of county governments across Kenya to protect taxpayers there by having Americans foot the bill. Without opening the endeavor to competitive bidding, the U.S. Agency for International Development simply changed the terms of an existing Kenya aid program and put more money into it. Kenyans had been facing additional financial costs for their own local governments before the agency extended the contract by assigning new responsibilities to Development Alternatives Inc., or DAI. But the change by USAID means that Americans, not Kenyans, will be on the...
  • Kenyan Church Pastor Bans Female Parishioners From Wearing Underwear

    03/04/2014 4:58:29 AM PST · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    CBSDC ^ | March 3, 2014 | March 3, 2014
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CBSDC/AP) - A local pastor has ordered all women who attend service at Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church to refrain from wearing undergarments while attending so that they can more easily receive the spirit of Jesus Christ. The Kenyan Daily Post is reporting that a pastor identified only as “Reverend Njohi” claimed bras and underwear are not godly. Additionally, the paper says Njohi wants women who attend service at the church to be “free,” and that there would be consequences for those who do not comply. According to the UK Metro, most women did, in fact, show up at...