The Trouble With Kenya

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Post by quteda » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:38 am

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“A survivor, a Masai elder and an expert will testify in a case seeking the legalisation of female genital mutilation.

In the case, medical doctor Tatu Kamau argues that all females, especially adults, should be allowed to make choices regarding their bodies without being restricted by legislation.

Kamau wants the Anti-FGM board, which has been spearheading the campaign against the practice, abolished.”
https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019-06 ... alise-fgm/

It is heartbreaking to see a “doctor” advocating for FGM in 2019. There is something very wrong in our constitution/laws if such a case can be allowed to be filed in court. In 2019!

What will prevent some other wacko from a cult that demands male castration, from demanding doctors be allowed to castrate men if they ask for the procedure?

It is our bodies, and we can do whatever we want with our bodies, right?

Another cult might demand that their followers be allowed to cut the right hand…

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Post by quteda » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:16 am

Nairobi resident sues Health ministry, seeks total ban on tobacco in Kenya.

In a suit filed at the High Court, one Ibrahim Mohamud Ibrahim has faulted the government for allowing production, manufacturing, distribution, management, dissemination and consumption of tobacco in the country regardless of its effects on health…

He further wants it declared that cancer is a tobacco related ailment and a national disaster requiring special administrative action which includes banning cigarettes.”
https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/new ... index.html

Cigarettes are bad, but this is not the way to deal with the problem. If this kind of court cases are allowed to go on, what will prevent a person who gets a Light bulb moment telling him Kenya should start driving on the right, from filing a suit in the High Court demanding that?

It has reached a point in Kenya whereby someone wakes up and feels he needs to appear on the evening news. He goes ahead and files a preposterous case in court. This is wasting the court’s time and resources.

If someone wants to file these type of cases, go right ahead, but should pay a substantial non-refundable fee to the court first. I would recommend sh5 Million non-refundable fee to file these “public interest” suits in court.

If someone has a genuine “public interest” case he wants to file in court, he should be able to get 100,000 Kenyans each contributing sh50 to file the case (or whatever method he wants to use to raise the fee). This will reduce these types of suits, and also, the courts get much needed funding in the process.

There are so many of these types of cases filed of late, clogging the court system. Someone seeking vengeance because of a missed tender or big job, pays an underling to file a suit in court alleging that the company/organisation has breached the constitution due to A, B, or C.

The court system is being abused. This is not right, especially considering that the country does not have enough judges and magistrates.

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Post by quteda » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:50 am

“The month-long recess has come as a breather to an MP pursuing a law degree in one of the high-end universities in town. Both Houses of Parliament are out for the long recess until September 9, when normal sittings will resume.

“Corridors has learnt that the MP reports to work at 8am daily and locks himself in his office revising intensively for exams said to be starting soon. The fear of getting a supplementary is said to have sent chills down the spine of the lawmaker, who in the last semester survived by a whisker.”
https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019-08-19-corridors/
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Post by quteda » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:38 am

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“Simon Gicharu is an educationalist and founder of Mount Kenya University, which is East and Central Africa’s largest private university.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Gicharu

Amazing that such an accomplished person doesn’t see anything wrong in importing chairs from China, when there are many Kenyan companies that make good quality seats.

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Post by quteda » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:15 am

“Powerful forces influencing vote on Punguza Mizigo Bill…Maara MP Kareke Mbiuki said, as a loyal ally of the DP, he would wait for directions from Ruto before expressing views. “If the DP says we pass it, then we will campaign for it. If he says No, I will sing the tune,” he said.
standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001342469/handshake-counties-kick-out-aukot-bill
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Post by quteda » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:24 pm

A man has gone to court to fight for prisoners’ right to vote in all elective posts in a general election.

“Mr Wilson Kinyua has sued the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the Kenya Prisons Service and the Attorney-General, seeking to have prisoners allowed to vote for all elected leaders.

“Currently, prisoners can only vote in the presidential election…

“In 2013, a similar suit was taken before the corridors of justice by Kituo Cha Sheria where the court directed the IEBC to put in place measures to ensure that prisoners are registered to vote in general elections.

“High Court Judge David Majanja declared that prisoners are entitled to be registered as voters and have the right to vote under the Constitution.

“The IEBC complied but limited voting for prisoners to the presidential vote only.”
nation.co.ke/news/Man-sues-to-get-prisoners-right-to-vote-for-all-elective-seats/1056-5285234-kamxm4/index.html

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Post by quteda » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:19 am

“[West Pokot County] Deputy Governor Dr. Nicholas Atudonyang has deserted duty despite being elected by over 75,000 voters.”
https://citizentv.co.ke/news/governor-l ... le-285542/

“Dennis Kapchok Ruto, alias Mulumulwas, now wants senators to travel to the US to look for West Pokot deputy governor, Dr. Nicholas Atudonyang, who Ruto claims “has absconded duty and chosen to settle in a foreign land”.

“Ruto told the John Kinyua-led committee that Atudonyang works as a medical doctor in Milwaukee City in the State of Wisconsin.

“We know the health facility [where Atudonyang works]. I can direct you there so that you can bring him home,” Ruto told the committee.
https://www.k24tv.co.ke/news/mulumulwas ... case-7899/

“A Senate committee is investigating allegations that West Pokot Deputy Governor Nicholas Atudonyang’ took a car loan and a mortgage before he relocated to the US.”
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article ... nor-probed
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