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Retracing genesis of Uhuru’s long battle with civil society

Retracing genesis of Uhuru’s long battle with civil society

2017-08-18 13:41:37, the-star.co.ke

Civil society groups seem to have been a thorn in the flesh of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration since he assumed power in 2013. Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto formed the Jubilee government as charges of crimes against humanity at the ICC were still in court. But before being sworn into office, AfriCOG, alongside Raila Odinga’s Cord, moved to the Supreme Court to challenge Uhuru’s election as Kenya’s fourth President

 

Death

Anti-poaching activist Wayne Lotter shot dead in Tanzania, motive unclear

Anti-poaching activist Wayne Lotter shot dead in Tanzania, motive unclear

2017-08-18 09:40:43, the-star.co.ke

A prominent conservationist who worked on high profile ivory smuggling cases has been shot dead in Tanzania, colleagues said on Tuesday, although the motive for the killing was unclear. "We are heartbroken to share the news that PAMS Foundation co-founder, Wayne Lotter was shot and killed last night," said a statement on the website of the conservation charity he founded. "His ground-breaking work in developing an intelligence-based approach to anti-poaching helped successfully reverse the rampant rates of poaching facing Tanzania

 

Issues

Kenya’s post-election violence: The harm that has been done to children

Kenya’s post-election violence: The harm that has been done to children

2017-08-18 11:41:18, the-star.co.ke

Kenya’s recent general election was held amid political tension and fear. Election violence is not new to the East African country. About , including children, died in the events that followed the election in 2007. This time, opposition candidate Raila Odinga immediately disputed the victory of Uhuru Kenyatta as president. This has led to killings, injuries and loss of property in post-election protests in the capital and elsewhere

 

Ethics

10 out of 26 voter bribery cases under investigation by EACC

10 out of 26 voter bribery cases under investigation by EACC

2017-08-16 15:07:57, ntv.co.ke

10 cases out of the 26 that were reported to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission observer teams in six counties are under investigations to authenticate allegations of voter bribery. The EACC says that Meru, Nyamira, Machakos, Wajir , Garissa and Busia counties experienced cases of voter malpractice and that if found culpable those involved will face the full force of the law. While the police are investigating 7 cases, the EACC is pursuing 2 cases of voter bribery and the Interior Ministry is handling another case.

 

Society

Don’t frustrate NGOs, Kutuny tells coordination board

Don’t frustrate NGOs, Kutuny tells coordination board

2017-08-18 20:41:13, the-star.co.ke

Cherangany MP-elect Joshua Kutuny (pictured) of Jubilee has urged the NGOs Coordination Board to stop frustrating civil society groups. He yesterday said the crackdown on rights and good governance NGOs will give the government a bad name internationally. Kutuny said NGOs are not a threat to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. He said civil society groups employ thousands of Kenyans and contribute to the economy so they should only be told to comply with the law, not closed

 

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