Thursday, 12 October 2017

Raila embark to UK While Kenya In Limbo

Kenya's High Court has ruled that all candidates who participated in the 8 August presidential election can now stand in the re-run later this month.
This comes a day after the main opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, announced that he was pulling out. The re-run was ordered by the Supreme Court, which annulled the August vote won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities and illegalities. But Mr Odinga says that nothing has changed, so the same mistakes would probably be made in the new election. Meanwhile parliament has passed a series of changes to the election law, which the opposition has condemned. Meanwhile Rt Hon Raila will be London to attend a public forum at the Chatham House, UK, where he is listed as the guest speaker in the event dubbed Kenya’s Next Test; Democracy, Elections and the Rule of Law Research. “He will be in London for a day and half. He will leave Nairobi on Wenesnday night to be in London in time for the event that begins in the afternoon,” his adviser Salim Lone told media The ODM leader will discuss the Supreme Court ruling that nullified the August 8, the presidential election and the reforms the Opposition

Thursday, 28 September 2017

P-Square finally falls apart

Peter Okoye, one of the twin singing sensations, P-Square, has reportedly sent a termination letter to their lawyer, Festus Keyamo, demanding a termination of the partnership agreement between the duo.
The music duo P-Square’s Peter and Paul Okoye finally split on Sunday after years of dominating the Nigerian music scene. In the letter obtained by Linda Ikeji’s Blog, LIB, Peter made some allegations against his twin, Paul and older brother/group manager, Jude. Speaking to LIB, Peter confirmed the sad development, saying; “Psquare is no more. I have nothing against my brothers. I saw Paul’s post on Instagram about blood being thicker than water.” “Who is water and who is blood?” Peter asked, adding that his nuclear family (wife and kids) are very important to him and he has decided to move on with his personal brand – Mr P. According to Peter, Paul is no longer willing to co-operate with him, even going as far as cancelling their planned U.S. tour this year without informing him, and he (Peter) has exhausted all options to make it work. He also accused Paul of slandering his wife and children with lies on social media and alleged that they have now been”receiving threatening messages.” Prominent Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo, who represents the Okoye brothers has said the wives of the artistes have no hand in their crisis. According to the lawyer, the quarrel was not the fault of any of the parties – including their wives as expressed by social media pundits. He expressed the optimism that the disagreement among them – including the elder brother, Jude – would be resolved. The statement also appealed that the public should “refrain from jumping into uninformed conclusions about this feud.”

Monday, 18 September 2017

Tsvangirai battling 4 his life

MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai, battling for his life, and was urgently flown to South Africa on Friday night after his health condition deteriorated. Tsvangirai had been addressing a party meeting in Kodama when he allegedly started experiencing severe vomiting, prompting his doctor to have him transported to South Africa. The MDC says its leader has brushed aside his health scare to encourage Zimbabweans to register to vote in the coming elections. As the election draws closer Chamisa, whom Tsvangirai catapulted to the position of vice-president last year, could capitalize the situation and be a front-runner to take over from his boss. “There are calls within the party and among our supporters that Tsvangirai should stay at home, rest and relax because the extra work he is doing is taking a heavy toll on his health. The emergency which saw him being airlifted to South Africa left the party in panic,” the source said.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Mother and son chosen to live on a high street bench for three years

A Somali mother and son were evicted from their flat in Tooting, London, in 2014 for not paying their rent
Since then, the pair have been living on a bench on the busy Tooting High Street and sleep under tarpaulin. The council tried to rehome them but they turned down two-bedroom flats, which usually cost £1,500 a month. They chose to remain on the bench despite final pleas from their family and members of the local Somali community.
The mother and son have been homeless since December 2014 when they were evicted from the flat they shared in Tooting. It is thought a death in the family and a period of hospitalisation led to them living on the streets.