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Uganda – Matchet Brandishing Robbery Thugs Attack Homes, Arrests Made

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MASAKA – Two people have been arrested and remain detained at Masaka Central Police Station after machete-wielding thugs attacked homes in Masaka, robbing and gang-raping women on Thursday.

The incident came only days after President Yoweri Museveni had ordered police to take action against the culprits.

Museveni had instructed the Police in Masaka region to team up with the locals to stage road blocks, intensify patrols and desist from interfering with scenes of crime as an effective counter-strategy.

The latest incident took place at Kyabakuza Trading Centre in Masaka Municipality at around 4.00am local time in the middle of a downpour.

The two suspects held in connection with the incident have had their names withheld on police request.

Warning signs

Masaka deputy RDC Joseph Ssekasamba and a police team had earlier on the day of the latest attack held a security meeting to address land-related conflicts.

Southern regional police commander Latif Zaake, together with the UPDF Armored Brigade officers had held a similar meeting in neighboring Kingo sub-county in Lwengo district where it was resolved to suspend night prayers and restrict bar operations to 10pm local time.

Locals told New Vision the armed thugs had thrown around papers bearing warnings that they would attack Kyabakuza and Kijjabwemi on March 30 and 31.

As many as six victims were in the aftermath rushed to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition. They are Maninsuli Kizito, Malik Ntale, Saidat Namugema, Jastine Namaganda, Dorothy Najjemba and a 19-year-old school girl who was reportedly gang rapped by the attackers.

 

Attending to the victims

Masaka Regional Referral Hospital medical team and Uganda Cares have provided the patients with Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection, as well as emergency anti-pregnancy pills.

Winiefred Awuna, a senior clinical officer attached to the hospital emergency ward, told New Vision that the night shift medical team worked tirelessly to save the lives of the victims.

“We tested the victims and found them negative and enrolled them on PEP to prevent HIV infection, especially those who were raped. The thugs used the same blood stained weapons on the victims which can spread HIV.”

She said the victims are responding quickly to the treatment except Kizito who suffered heavy bleeding in the chest with multiple cuts.

Locals told New Vision that Kizito had vowed to fight the thugs if they tried to attack his home. They said he had mobilized the residents to defend themselves against the criminals. During the attack, he reportedly put up a spirited fight against the attackers during which he sustained severe injuries.

The thugs cut off his wife’s ear. Saidat Namugema had joined in on the early-morning fight.

‘I lost consciousness’

The teenage girl who was raped said four thugs had demanded money from her mother before they descended on her. “I lost consciousness after the thugs rapped me in turns.”

She said the thugs who were altogether about 10 forced their door open using an axe.  She said that as some were busy making away with property, others gang-raped her as the heavy rain outside muffled her desperate alarm for help.

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She said the thugs said they had made an earlier survey for homes which have money.

 

Masaka DPC John Mwaule told New Vision that police and crime preventers had made patrols at Kyabakuza, Kirimya, Mwalo and Kijabwemi including neighboring Kingo and Kisseka sub-counties.

“We did not sleep at all the whole night. We combed all the areas but to our surprise shortly after, I had reached the Masaka Central Police Station, I received a call from the OC [officer-in-charge] of Kyabakuza police that the thugs had attacked the area,” said Mwaule.

A score murdered

Last month, police arrested close to 200 criminal gangsters in connection to the murder of 20 people and injury of 80 others in Greater Masaka region.

The Southern Regional Police Commander Zaake told New Vision that the suspects were arrested in joint operations conducted by the police and the UPDF since January.

After a two-month break, the thugs armed with machetes and clubs on Tuesday made a fresh raid on four villages in Kingo sub-county, Lwengo district injuring a total of eight residents.

Fred Sserugo died while being rushed to Nsambya Hospital while the other identified as Ssentongo died at Kitovu Hospital in Masaka.

Zaake said the thugs took advantage of the slain AIGP Andrew Kaweesi’s burial in Lwengo to resume their missions.

“The burial had occupied the majority of security personnel in Lwengo and the thugs took advantage otherwise we had contained the situation in the last two months using the village security strategy,” he said.

The thugs raided the villages in Lwengo on the night when Kaweesi was buried in the district. They attacked Kyaluwubu, Nakatooke, Kamenyamiggo and Kingo. They reportedly tricked the residents by raising alarms, creating the impression that they needed help at the targeted homes.

“Whoever opened the door to respond to the alarm fell victim. However the thugs did not take anything,” one Costa Ndagire said.

A community loud speaker which made an attempt to alert the residents about the invasion was vandalized by the thugs. The most affected districts included Bukomansimbi, Lwengo, Masaka, Rakai and Mateete subcounty in Ssembabule district.

 

NYENDO

Last month police and the army arrested 120 suspects in Nyendo suburb, Masaka Municipality.  Zaake said at least 60 suspects were prosecuted in Masaka Chief Magistrates Court.

“We registered success in our joint Nyendo operation. Nyendo is a hub where the thugs terrorizing the region hatch their missions,” he said.

Formerly the DPC for Kalungu, Zaake said following the prolonged public outcry in Nyendo over the high crime rate, police established local intelligence networks which identified habitual criminal lists. Files of 40 suspects were compiled with charges ranging from robbery, assault, house break-in, murder, burglary and drug deals.

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In Nyendo, the operation recovered at least 15 stolen boda-boda motorcycles.

According to Zaake, the suspects have networks in Gomba district who swap the stolen motorcycles with their dealers in Nyendo.  The joint operation netted commanders of the robbery operations in area.

“Nyendo has finally enjoyed relative peace after the operation. The tendencY of releasing habitual criminals on police bond and court bail has been sorted, we have the majority of the habitual criminals behind the insecurity on remand in Masaka prison,” he said.

Stores where stolen properties are kept were unearthed in Nyendo. As many as 20 culprits were arrested in criminal action in the area.

BUKOMANSIMBI

The gangsters started their missions in Bukomansimbi district where they targeted residents who had sold land, coffee, maize among others. Bukomasimbi is one of the largest coffee farming and trading areas.

Zaake said when he took over from the former regional police commancer Maxwell Ogwal in January, he pitched camp in Bukomansimbi to address the rampant incidents of machete-wielding gangs terrorizing residents there.

“I rushed to Bukomansimbi when I took over office as RPC in January. I wanted to understand the patterns, organization, structures and the ring leaders of these thugs.”

About four people had been killed during the robberies in various villages in Bukomansimbi.   Zaake said the thugs have networks in almost every village trading centre, coffee processing factories and financial institutions who tip them on victims who have made financial transactions.

“These are not rebels, they are thugs scheming for money from the victims through their networks spread in strategic areas like coffee processing factories.” Some of the boda-boda operators who transport the coffee traders at the processing factories are part of the crime network.

“That is how the thugs call you by name when they attack your homes. They tell you to bring the money from the sales you made in coffee or land,” said Zaake.

The police empowered the communities by setting up village intelligence committees, patrols and crime preventers who report to the police stations and LCs.

The village security teams registered residents in their respective areas.   Intelligence security teams also have developed lists of suspected criminals and their collaborators.  Zaake said the police leadership in Bukomansimbi was overhauled as administrative steps to address insecurity in the district.

He said some of the police officers were suspended, transferred while others are facing disciplinary actions. The Police Standards Unit (PSU) is still handling staff from Bukomansimbi for failing the duties.

It is understood the police managed to contain incidents of thuggery in Bukomansimbi district through intensifying community policing where stakeholders teamed up collectively.

KALUNGU

Police have identified Kalungu district as a pilot area model where toll free lines will be distributed to the 281 village security committees in the districts. Zaake said the pilot system will be rolled out countrywide as a measure to strengthen the security systems in the communities.

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The village security committee will be equipped with motorcycles, bicycles and mobile phones.

“All that is required of them is to have their phones charged, they will make toll free calls on matters of security. It will help in effective patrols with police in controlling crime at the grassroots.”

Zaake said 30 youthful people have been enrolled in the system per village and these will team up with crime preventers and the police.   Every 10 households will have village security personnel to take charge.

The neighborhood watch approach has been rolled out through the ongoing community policing programs in Masaka region.  Zaake said the Kalungu security model has been rolled out to Bukomansimbi district and proved to be effective.

LWENGO

At least 10 suspects have been arrested in Lwengo in connection with the series of thug raids on over 30 homes in the past six months. The thugs injured 25, inflicting deep cuts on the victims in the district.  The most affected sub-counties include Kingo and Kisekka in Bukoto South Constituency in Lwengo district.

The thugs set blaze a motorcycle of one of the victims and robbed properties.

The area MP Hajji Muyanja Mbabaali has constructed three police stations in the area to beef up security. The police stations were opened up at Kingo, Kasswa, Ddongwa and Karegelo in Kisekka sub-county where the Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura officiated to commission the facilities.

Stop keeping money in houses – MP Mbabaali

Zaake told New Vision that the police budget is not enough to open up police posts in many affected areas, adding that countering the incidents of crime can be effective by empowering the locals and communities through village security teams and crime preventers.

“The crime rate is being supported by your own sons in the villages who act as informers of the thugs, let’s open up and deal with them without favor,” he said.

On his part, Mbabaali said the thugs target women saving groups in the constituency because they keep the money in the houses.   “Let’s learn to keep money in banks. I set up a microfinance institution at Kinoni for the locals to save money. The habit of keeping money in houses must stop,” he said.

The legislator said he has so far injected over sh500m in the women groups in Lwengo district, adding that the thugs are targeting the money that has multiplied.

Meanwhile, Lwengo district RDC Harriet Nakamya said locals should focus on food security in their homes and urged them to embrace the Operation Wealth Creation projects to improve their incomes and food security.

She said the district security committee resolved that bars must open between 4pm and 10pm as a security measure, adding that village patrols have been intensified.

 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta To Kongowea Traders – Only Pay For Services Offered To You

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has told traders at Mombasa’s Kongowea market to only pay for services offered to them. The President said the new market was built by the national government at a cost of Shs 500million and that the National Youth Service will from next week embark on cleaning of the market.

Addressing traders at Kongowea on Monday, the Head of State said there was no need for the county government to continue taxing the traders and yet it doesn’t provide services to them.

“There is no need for the county government to continue taxing the traders and yet they do not provide the services they have paid for,” said Mr Kenyatta.

He said the Government has launched investigations to establish claims that traders at the Kongowea market were not being served despite paying taxes.

He said the national government would not hesitate to take action against those who failed to deliver.
“We cannot allow the people to suffer in the hands of some few individuals. Wananchi should only pay for services offered to them,” said President Kenyatta.

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He warned police against harassing wananchi if they don’t pay for the services not offered. The President and Deputy President William Ruto, at the same time, told opposition candidate Raila Odinga that Kenyans will go to the polls on October 26 whether he participates or not.

The leaders said the Opposition leaders were scared of the elections because they have sensed defeat, saying they were scheming to have the elections delayed in another three months for their selfish gains.

They said the Opposition was bent on inciting Kenyans through demonstrations to cause confusion with the hope of getting into power through the backdoor.

“We know their games and we have said enough is enough. There will be no postponement. Mr Odinga should retire and honourably go home,” said the Deputy President.

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President Kenyatta and DP Ruto told Mr Odinga to retire from politics if he was not ready to participate in the October 26 polls.
Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala (Tourism), Governor Mike Sonko (Nairobi), Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, among others, also spoke at the meeting.

The Deputy President said Opposition leader was now opposed to the elections because he knows that he will win.
President Kenyatta said Jubilee was ready and prepared to face the Opposition at the ballot and will not allow any attempts to have the elections postponed.

“The Opposition should stop sideshows and prepare for the next elections. Kenyans want to move away from elections to concentrate on development activities,” said President Kenyatta.

DP Ruto said the mass exodus of Kenyans who supported Nasa during the August 8 elections has shaken the Opposition and that’s why they want to interfere with the elections.

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“We are tired of their rhetoric and stories and the country wants to move on. We must conclude elections on October 26. If those in Opposition are not ready, they should retire from politics,” said DP Ruto.

He added: “There is exodus of Kenyans from Nasa because they are tired of their empty rhetoric and want to support Jubilee which is committed to improving their lives.”

Mr Balala and Mr Sonko urged residents in coastal region to turn out in large numbers and support the reelection of President Kenyatta.

“It is time for us to move away from politics of propaganda and support Jubilee that is committed to improving our lives,” said Mr Sonko.

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We Are Not Employees Of The UN – Museveni To AMISOM

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President Yoweri Museveni has told a meeting of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troop-contributing countries (TCC) that their role in Somalia is purely for Pan African reasons of helping to stabilise Somalia. Uganda was the first country to deploy peace keeping troops in Somalia in 2007, under AMISOM to restore peace in the Horn of Africa. President Museveni addressing a meeting of AMISOM contributing countries said Uganda is not an employee of the United Nations.

AMISOM is the regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations in Somalia.

“This is a Pan-African venture. We are not employees of the United Nations (UN) or Somalia,” he said.

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The President was last Thursday chairing a closed-door meeting, one of a kind, for countries contributing troops to AMISOM including Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda host Somalia and Djibouti in which they agreed to improve political and military co-ordination to ensure that peace and security is guaranteed in Somalia. A member of the African Union also attended the meeting.

According to a release from State House sources at the talks, priority centered at helping Somalia in building a strong national army and taking stock of the political situation. All parties agreed to keenly follow a review on AMISOM by the UN Secretary General.

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The UN provides logistics, technical and training support to AMISOM and to the Somali National Army. The UN believes with enhanced support to AMISOM, the African Union Force and predictable funding, along with a co-ordinated effort to build the Somali National Army and Police Forces, Al Shabaab can be defeated.

Uganda was the first country to deploy in Somalia in 2007, under AMISOM to restore peace in the Horn of Africa.

During the meeting, Uganda was elected as official spokesperson of the troop-contributing countries.

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The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister of Somalia Hassan Ali Khare, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Desalegn Hailemariam, foreign affairs minister of Kenya Amina Muhammed, commissioner Ismael Chergui of the African Union, Allen Nyamitwe, the foreign affairs minister of Burundi.

Others were Yusuf Mahmoud, the foreign affairs minister of Djibouti, Abdullahi Rachid the defence minister of Somalia, foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa, Chief of Defence Forces Gen. David Muhoozi, Uganda’s permanent representative to the UN Adoniya Ayebare and Maj. Gen. Kayemba, Uganda’s military adviser at the Uganda Mission in New York.

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Djibouti-Tunisia Conference On Investment – Members Of TABC Received In The Palace Of The Republic

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Arriving in Djibouti on 16 September to take part in the first Djibouto-Tunisian investment conference, Tunisian businessmen members of the Tunisia Africa Business Council, a newly created Business Council dedicated to Investments in Africa, were introduced yesterday to the head of State by the Minister to the presidency responsible for investments, Ali Guelleh Abd.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh warmly welcomed the Tunisian delegation led by Mr. Bassem Loukil, CEO of the eponymous group and president of the TABC

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The head of State welcomed the Tunisian businessmen to Djibouti and spoke with them about the relations of friendship and cooperation between Tunisia and the Republic of Djibouti, the many similarities between the two countries and the partnership Between the two countries-which is in the process of being set up-and whose economic conference is the founding act.

The efforts made by the SDI to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and the provisions that have been made in the area of investment guarantee have also been mentioned.

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At the end of the interview, the head of the Tunisian delegation, Bassem Loukil did not conceal the determination of the TABC to quickly ratify economic projects in Djibouti in many areas, including information technology, Telecommunications, agro-food and housing.

“We are all the more motivated to launch these projects quickly in Djibouti as your country offers all the successes for important investments,” said Mr. Bassem Loukil, who thanked the people and the Government of Djibouti for the reception received at Djibouti.

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The Minister to the Investment presidency, Mr. Ali Guelleh Abd, has expressed his pride in the interest of Tunisian investors in our country. For him, the two countries, bound by a long and old friendship, are about to write together a new page of their common history.

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Ethiopia – 76 Year-Old Man Charged With Sexual Assault And Abuse Of Woman

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Oswego Police and the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office say a 76 year-old Wheaton man is in custody after he allegedly sexually assaulted and sexually abused an adult female victim in Oswego in 2016.

In a joint release, the agencies say 76 year-old Woldekidan Gebremedhin of W. Roosevelt Rd. in Wheaton is charged with two counts each of Criminal Sexual Assault and Criminal Sexual Abuse after he was arrested on a warrant at his home in Wheaton on Friday.

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Authorities say Woldekidan Gebremedhin allegedly sexually assaulted the adult female victim, who was not further identified, in Oswego in July of 2016.

On Tuesday the four felony charges were approved and a warrant for arrest was issued.

Woldekidan was taken to the DuPage County Jail and was then transported to the Kendall County Jail where is he is being held on $250,000 bond.

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Qatar Withdraws It’s Peace-Keeping Force As Punishment For Eritrea And Djibouti For Siding With Saudi Arabia

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Qatar’s alleged support of terrorist organizations, which has already frayed its relation with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Gulf states, is also destabilizing East Africa.

Qatar’s withdrawal of its peacekeepers on June 14 from the Djibouti-Eritrea border was a form of punishment to the disputing countries which supported the quartet of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, according to a senior researcher at a US Department of Defense think tank.

“Punishing Djibouti and Eritrea for breaking relations with Qatar was one reason for the withdraw of Qatari peacekeepers,” said Joseph Siegle, director of research for DOD funded African Center for Strategic Studies.

Qatar responded almost immediately after the two embattled countries announced support and removed nearly 500 troops it had kept since 2010 in a border.

Eritrea, which is larger and better armed than Djibouti, quickly moved into the disputed territories of Dumeira mountain and Dumeira Island.

Although no shots were fired, tensions have increased dramatically in the area. In June 2008, the two countries fought a brief war that claimed roughly 200 dead and wounded. Qatari peacekeepers arrived in 2010 as part of a Doha led mediation process.

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In a renewed round of open conflict, the odds would heavily favor Eritrea. Eritrea has a veteran military as well as larger numbers of armored fighting vehicles and combat aircraft.

“The military and the state apparatus are full of veterans of previous conflicts,” Siegle said. “In fact, the state as an institution is more focused on conflict than Djibouti.”

He said the tense situation is yet another unhappy consequence of Qatari policies that have provoked a range of harsh responses from its neighbors. The persistent efforts by its Gulf neighbors to punish and isolate it since June have strained its resources so that the removal of peacekeepers is as much an act of redeployment as retribution.

“I think it’s a combination of the reason that is most strategic and Qatar has a limited number of forces and it is dealing with the more threatening situation given the current embargo,” Siegel said.

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“It has bigger strategic interests than the border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea. I think punishing Djibouti for breaking relations with Qatar was a factor but, it was secondary in the context of the current crisis. Qatar has other ways of punishing Djibouti in the regional context.”

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The dispute lies along a small section of the 110-kilometer-long Djiboutian-Eritrean frontier. An agreement signed in 1900 between France and Italy left the precise location of the border along the Dumeira Mountain and Dumeira Islands ill defined.

Djibouti is a founding member of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism founded by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defense and the small Red Sea nation has also formally joined the US-led and anti-ISIS coalition.

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Qatar’s sudden withdraw may not have only cost Djibouti a strip of its territory. Djibouti also worries about the fate of its Djiboutian prisoners of war held by Eritrea – an issue that Qatar had attempted to negotiate.

At the end of the 2008 conflict, Eritrea held 19 Djiboutian prisoners of war. Four were later were released, and two escaped according to the Djiboutian government.

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“[Eritrea] continues to spread blatant lies about the prisoner’s condition and has refused to account for them despite repeated calls by the Security Council,” according to Mohammed Dualeh, Djibouti’s ambassador to the United Nations.

Djibouti hosts several foreign military bases, Camp Lemonier, a former French Foreign Legion outpost, has been America’s only permanent military base in Africa since 2001.

The country has also welcomed military bases from China and Japan in recent years.
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Six Men Sentenced To 20 Years In Jail For Cutting Off 6 Years Old Albino’s Hand

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Six men who cut off the hand of a 6 years old Albino Tanzanian boy for money ritual  in 2013 has been sentenced to 20 years in imprisonment each by a Tanzanian Court.

Albinos has been hunted like wide life in Tanzania as their body parts is said to be of huge importance in witchcraft and rituals. For Tanzanians where sentenced to death in 2015 after they abducted a 15 years old Albino boy, killed him and dismembered his body for rituals

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An estimated 75 Albinos where kileed in Tanzania between the year 2000 – 2015, United Nations sources said. This is just a rough estimate and does not represent the actual number of Albino victims in Tanzania, as most rituals occur in remote villages where not included in the statistics.

While a man was sentenced to 30 years in jail by Tanzanian court for impregnating a school, many has been wondering why adults who where convicted of hacking off a minors hand, which is tantamount to murder where given a paltry 20 years in imprisonment.

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Kenya To Hold Re-election On October 17 – IEBC

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The Supreme Court of Kenya had annulled the August 8th presidential election in which incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner by the IEBC having obtained 54% of the total vote cast. Kenya’s Independent Electoral And Boundary Commission (IEBC) has set the date for re-election on the 17th of October 2017.

Recall that a similar incident  took place in 2007 and sparked  a chain of violence which claimed the lives of about 1100 persons. The election violence that took place on August 8th was mild in comparison to that of 2007 as about 20 persons were reported dead.

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Why the first election was cancelled

The August 8th election was cancelled by Chief Justice David Maraga on Friday, saying that the Independent Electoral And Boundary Commission had failed to hold a lawful poll, as a result, the outcome of the election is invalid, null and void.

The Chief Justice added that IEBC had committed irregularities and illegalities during the process of collation of results from polling units  and transfer to central counting center.

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Raila Odinga’s Concerns

Having conducted an election viewed by the supreme court as marred by illegalities and irregularities, Odinga has no trust on the IEBC as a result. He is demanding that the head of IEBC and other big shots in IEBC be replaced before the nation polls.
They are also demanding that a different company should be given the contract to print the ballot papers for the forth coming elections.

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Meanwhile, the incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta has continued to campaign for the for coming October 17th election

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Somalia – Al Shabaab Terrorists kill 26 Soldiers, Carted Away Weapons And Vehicles

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MOGADISHU – Al Shabaab terrorist invaded an army barrack in Kismayu, a port city in the southern region of Somalia in the early hours of Sunday morning, said a Somalian military official. He added that the details of casualties is not yet known.

Though, Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the raid, saying that 26 army personnel were killed in the event, but it could not be verified by other reliable sources.

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Spokesperson for the dreaded terrorist group, Abdiasis Abu Musab, told Reuters: “This morning, we stormed Bula Gudud. We killed 26 soldiers and burnt 2 cars.” However, Al Shabaab terrorist group who are linked to Al Qaeda Terrorist Network is known to exaggerate casualty figures.

Somalian National radio station also announced that the base has been raided by Al Shabaab terrorist but could not ascertain the number of casualties.

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Kenya – Supreme Court Nullifies Presidential Election

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Raila Odinga, the National Super Alliance coalition leader, told a press conference that projections from his own team showed he was ‘far ahead’. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Raila Odinga, the National Super Alliance coalition leader, told a press conference that projections from his own team showed he was ‘far ahead’. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

Kenya’s supreme court has declared Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in presidential elections last month invalid and ordered a new poll within 60 days.

The six-judge bench ruled 4-2 in favour of a petition filed by Odinga, who claimed the electronic voting results were hacked into and manipulated in favour of the incumbent. Kenyatta had won a second term with 54% of the vote.

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“The declaration is invalid, null and void,” said Judge David Maranga. “The first respondent failed, neglected or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the constitution.”

The hearing followed a petition filed by Odinga in the aftermath of his defeat last month.

Opposition officials repeatedly described the election results as a “fraud” and claimed that Odinga, who leads the National Super Alliance (NASA), was the “legitimate” winner.

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Odinga was jubilant as he welcomed what he called a “precedent-setting ruling” by the court

“For the first time in the history of African democratization, a ruling has been made by a court nullifying the election of a president,” he said. “This indeed is a very historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension the people of the continent of Africa.”

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A lawyer for President Kenyatta said the decision had been “very political” but had to be respected.

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Again, Heavy Post Election Violence Hits Kenya

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Violence erupts in Kenya as Opposition Party President RAILA Odinga claims Uhuru Kenyatta has rigged elections by hacking Computers at the totalling Center.

The figures at the Constituencies are not matching with the figures at the totalling centres.
19 registered voters in Kenya, and the turnout was good, many People casted their votes.

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This happened in Zambia too, Emmanuel Mwamba was in a hotel with a computer which was linked to the totalling Center, he had a pass words and was able to manipulate figures. The ECZ was announcing figures which didn’t match.

This is the time to appeal to African UNION and SADC to change the way elections are conducted in Africa. This will help to Promote DEMOCRACY in AFRICA. It will also help to save lives, to alleviate poverty and CORRUPTION. A PROSPEROUS AFRICA will emerge once AFRICAN UNION CLEAN UP THEIR HOUSE.

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