Friday, September 30, 2011

Kenya marks first day of mourning for Nobel laureate

Kenyan churches join global action against child marriages

As a new international initiative seeks to stop child marriages, church-based centres in southern Kenya are an example of faith organisations providing a haven for girls and educating communities about the issue - writes Fredrick Nzwili.
Former US President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative on 20 September announced in New York a partnership of organisations worldwide seeking to spotlight the dangers of marriage for girls under age 18 years.
Among those introducing the project, called 'Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage,' were Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa and Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland.
In the developing world, one in three girls is married before the age of 18, usually marking an end to their schooling and exposing them to higher risk of injury and death due to early sexual activity and childbirth, said the announcement. The practice is estimated to affect 10 million girls.

Don charged with stalking Catholic nun

A lecturer at the University of Nairobi was yesterday charged with stalking a Catholic nun. Gatune Mwaura Kingstone denied the charge of creating a disturbance by running  after Sister Josephine Warua Kariuki, of Our Lady of Peace Church and taking her photographs without her consent.
Warua, 48, said she noticed the man as she was walking by a hospital on  her way to the post office. She said when she realised he was taking her photos with a digital camera, she told him to stop but he refused  saying he would  continue.
An altercation ensued attracting a crowd of people. By the time police  arrived at the scene, Mwaura had reportedly deleted the pictures from  the camera. He was arrested  and booked at the Karen police station and the camera was impounded.
He denied the charge and was released on a Sh10,000 bond by Kibera principal magistrate Frida Nyakundi. The hearing will be on October 31 but will be mentioned in two weeks.

What we want:Kenyans in the Diaspora speak out

US firms step up race for Kenya’s high-end market

Workers pack drugs for export at a pharmaceutical factory in China. US companies have shown renewed interest in Kenya after China’s gains. FILE
Workers pack drugs for export at a pharmaceutical factory in China. US companies have shown renewed interest in Kenya after China’s gains. FILE
A number of US-based companies dealing in high-tech products are lining up to enter the Kenyan market over the next six months as America races to protect its share of the East African market from Asian countries.
Chinese, South Korean and Indian exports to Kenya have grown steadily in recent years at the expense of the US and other western nations.
This shift in trade ties is behind America’s rising concern over Asia’s growing power in East Africa’s largest economy as recently revealed in leaked diplomatic cables.
Now, the US’s chamber of Commerce is scouring for opportunities for its firms with bias in the services sectors where its sees little competition from Asian countries that flooded the Kenyan economy with low cost electronics, clothes and toys.

Video-Courting Danger in Kibera

Video-Courting Danger: Kibera powered by exposed power cables
Slum village connected by exposed wires, a disaster waiting to happen

Death Announcement - Simon Njoroge Mungai‏

Death Announcement - Simon Njoroge Mungai‏
We regret to announce the promotion to glory of Mr. Simon Njoroge Mungai of Limuru Kenya on September 28, 2011, after battling liver cancer since late 2010. He was husband to Nancy Mumbi Njoroge of Limuru Kenya. Father to Samuel Kiarie Njoroge of Atlanta Georgia, Anthony Ndirangu Njoroge, Eliud Mungai Njoroge, Joe Kabebe Njoroge and James Mbugua Njoroge of Limuru Kenya and Loise Wanjiku Njoroge (Wanjiku wa Mukiri) of Atlanta Georgia. Father in law to Maxwell Mukiri Njuguna (brother to Walter Mungai Njuguna of Atlanta Georgia). Uncle and grandfather to many others.
There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday October  1, 2011 at Kenyan American Community Church (KACC -771 Elberta Drive Marietta, GA  30066) from 6pm-8pm. Your presence and support will be highly appreciated. Get Directions Here
Family and friends are meeting for prayers daily 7pm – 9pm at 244 Windcroft Circle NW, Acworth, GA 30101.
For more information please contact:
Samuel Kiarie Njoroge:              678-468-0940      
Loise Wanjiku Njoroge:              678-768-9433      

Maxwell Mukiri Njuguna:             404-345-2968      
Walter Mungai Njuguna:             404-660-8069      
Joseph Njuguna Mburu:             678-978-4424      

May God's name be praised. Amen.