Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mgomo wa Madaktari, 201 Waaga Dunia

Baadhi ya wagonjwa wakiwa katika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili.

Pot legalization efforts forge ahead in key states

(Reuters) - Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use are gaining momentum in Washington state and Colorado, despite fierce opposition from the federal government and a decades-long cultural battle over America's most commonly used illicit drug.
Officials in Washington state on Friday said an initiative to legalize pot has enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in November. In Colorado, officials are likely this week to make a similar determination about an initiative there.
Supporters are prepared to possibly spend millions of dollars ahead of the November ballot, when they hope a strong voter turnout, particularly among youth, for the U.S. presidential election will aid their cause.

Court now blocks vetting of judges

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – The Court of Appeal has now suspended the vetting of judges and magistrates until an appeal lodged by a law student is heard and determined.

Justices Emmanuel O’kubasu, Alnashir Visram and David Maranga have directed that the appeal be heard and determined within 21 days.
The student, Dennis Mogambi had appealed against a High Court order that threw out a case he filed challenging to the legality of the vetting process.

Why do women stay with abusive men?

By ljrc1961-Hub
Before I begin this hub, I want to let it be known that I have been in verbally and mentally abusive relationships, but not the kind of relationship where I have been used as a punching bag.  However, I have friends that remain in these types of relationships and have met women throughout my life that have been the targets of their boyfriends or spouses and I have always wondered why they chose to stay?  In speaking with some of them recently and looking at my own decisions to stay with men that were abusive in one form or another, I am hoping that this hub will somehow encourage you, if you are a woman in this type of situation, to look at your life and begin to put yourself first.

Gingrich sued over use of "Rocky III" theme song

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich faces a lawsuit over his use of "Eye of the Tiger," the theme song to the movie "Rocky III," court documents show.
The claim for copyright infringement, lodged on Monday by Rude Music Inc in an Illinois federal court, relates to Gingrich's use of the song at his political rallies.
Rude Music Inc is owned by Frank Sullivan, who co-wrote the Grammy-award winning song. In addition to Gingrich, the complaint names his campaign, Newt 2012 Inc, and the American Conservative Union, an advocacy organization, as defendants.

Ethiopian Christians 'face deportation from Saudi'

Thirty-five Ethiopian Christians, 29 of them women, face deportation from Saudi Arabia for "illicit mingling" after police raided a private prayer gathering, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
The New York-based watchdog said the women were subjected to "unwarranted strip search," while the men were beaten and insulted as "unbelievers".
The group was arrested on December 15 in a private home in Jeddah as they gathered to pray ahead of Christmas in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom which bans the practice of any religious rites except those of Islam.

Hon. Peter Kenneth to join Kenyans at USA Sevens in Las Vegas

Hon. Peter Kenneth
Hon. Peter Kenneth
PK2012 Diaspora team and Hon. Peter Kenneth (or PK as we all know him), presidential candidate will be joining Kenyans in the Diaspora in Las Vegas NV on Saturday, February 11, 2012 to cheer our national rugby sevens team.
PK will be enhancing the growing linkages that he continues to build among Kenyans of all ages and backgrounds. An astute sportsman in his own right, PK is the former KFF chairman widely credited with huge successes for Harambee Stars in the 1990s.

Kenyan man accused of biting son in Arizona

A Kenyan man was arrested on suspicion of biting his son on the arm and ear in an argument about money, police said.
Stephen Kinyanjui Karanja, 50, was booked on one charge of assault after the incident, which occurred about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in the backyard of his Chandler residence.
Karanja, who police documents identified as “extremely intoxicated” at the time, slapped his son in the face when they were arguing.
Police documents say the suspect continued to slap and punch his son, who retaliated by pushing his father back.

Pastors split on when to go home; 1 lives, 1 dies

Associated PressCars involved in a deadly crash on I-75 in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Alachua County Sheriff's Office, HO)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A split decision between two pastors regarding when to return to the Atlanta area from Florida was the difference between life and death.
They'd just finished a religious conference in Florida on Saturday night and debated when they and their accompanying parishoners would return home.
Senior pastor Arao Amazonas said he wanted to wait until the next morning to leave. But pastor Jose Carmo Jr. wanted to be back in time for the suburban Atlanta church's Sunday morning service and led two vans up Interstate 75 toward Georgia.

In interviews, American Muslims say they reject separate ‘sharia’ law system

The Islamic Society of North American conference in 2006 (AP/M. Spencer Green)
A new study based on interviews with more than 200 North American Muslims concludes that a recent spate of state laws banning "sharia law" from the court system may be an overreaction to a non-existent threat.
Oklahoma, Tennessee and Louisiana each passed laws or referendums to ban state judges from considering sharia and other foreign laws last year, and more than 20 other states have debated similar legislation. Newt Gingrich has called for a federal law to ban sharia, while his fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has said sharia law is an "existential threat" to America.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jesus is God - Biblical Proof

 Jesus is God – What does the Bible say about Jesus’ deity?
Does the Bible, which is the earliest and most historically reliable source, actually say Jesus is God? What does it tell us about Jesus and His identity?

Let’s take a brief look at a few of the many passages that clearly and consistently answer that question, straight from the pages of Scripture. We’ll begin by going back an additional 700 years before the life of Christ, to the Old Testament book of Isaiah.

Jesus is God – Prophecies
  • Divine Messiah predicted in the Old TestamentIsaiah 7:14: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”1

    “Immanuel” literally means: “God with us.” See also
    Matthew 1:23; Jesus was “God with us.”

Health Funding Cuts Cause Worries in Nairobi

A patient with tuberculosis sits on a bed in 'Tuberculosis Village,' a separate health facility at a clinic run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, in the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan. Along with malaria, tuberculosis is one of the leading killers in Africa, (File June 20, 2009).
A patient with tuberculosis sits on a bed in 'Tuberculosis Village,' a separate health facility at a clinic run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, in the town of Nasir in southeastern Sudan. Along with malaria, tuberculosis is one of the leading killers in Africa, (File June 20, 2009).
Several-hundred people gathered in the Kenyan capital Monday to protest funding cuts made by the decade-old The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  The cancellation of the so-called “Round 11,” which would have covered new grants for the prevention and treatment of the three diseases from 2011 to 2013, is being met with criticism and fear in Kenya, Uganda, and all over the world.
Youth counselor Geoffrey Ochieng is very worried about the future.

TAM Airlines Drama: Stop Racism

This happened on TAM Airlines
A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her was a black man. Visibly furious, she called the air hostess.
“What’s the problem, ma?” the hostess asked her
“Can’t you see?” the lady said – “I was given a seat next to a black man. I can’t seat here next to him. You have to change my seat”

- “Please, calm down, ma” – said the hostess
“Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but I’m still going to check if we have any.”

The hostess left and returned some minutes later.

Equity boss questioned over shilling woes

File | NATION Equity Bank chief executive officer, Dr James Mwangi, during a past function
File | NATION Equity Bank chief executive officer, Dr James Mwangi, during a past function
A parliamentary committee on Monday accused Equity Bank Chief Executive James Mwangi of having a hand in the record depreciation of the shilling in 2011 that worsened the cost of living for majority of Kenyans.
The committee investigating the fall of the shilling accused Mr Mwangi of influencing policy direction by the Central Bank of Kenya.

Kenyan faces life in prison for transporting shabu

CEBU. Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel escort Kenyan national Asha Atieno Oguto after the court, presided by Judge Toribio Quiwag (background), finds her guilty of transporting illegal drugs into the country. (Allan Cuizon)
CEBU. Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel escort Kenyan national Asha Atieno Oguto after the court, presided by Judge Toribio Quiwag (background), finds her guilty of transporting illegal drugs into the country. (Allan Cuizon)
CEBU CITY — Kenyan national Asha Atieno Oguto, who was arrested last year for transporting illegal drugs into the country, was found guilty Monday afternoon.
Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 27 Judge Toribio Quiwag ordered Oguto, 24, to serve life imprisonment and pay a fine of P3 million.
Oguto fainted briefly and, as soon as she regained consciousness, began crying.

FDC top official praises Museveni, Police chief

MP Beatrice Anywa

By Wokorach-Oboi
In what may appear like a rare friendly gesture from opposition politicians towards government officials, Kitgum Woman MP has praised the President and the police chief, Lt. Gen kale Kayihura.
Anywar also asked her constituents to thank Yoweri Museveni and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for supporting her after was involved in a nasty accident in November.

 She said President Museveni visited her in the hospital and gave sh8m for her upkeep while Kayihura immediately dispatched an ambulance to rescue them soon after the accident.

Uhuru hands over docket to Githae

Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta (left) with the acting Finance Minister Njeru Githae at the Treasury building on January 30, 2012. PHOTO / DIANA NGILA
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta (left) with the acting Finance Minister Njeru Githae at the Treasury building on January 30, 2012. PHOTO / DIANA NGILA By ALPHONCE SHIUNDU ashiundu@ke.nationmedia.com
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday handed out a loaded agenda for the country’s economic future to the acting Finance Minister Njeru Githae.
At the brief ceremony held at the Treasury building in Nairobi, Mr Kenyatta read out a list of six key issues that his successor at the prime docket has to deal with within the next three months.

Gas ‘set to power Tanzania’s economy’

minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Mustafa Mkulo
By Al-amani Mutarubukwa, The Citizen Reporter
Dar es Salaam. The Tanzanian government must ensure that its citizens are fully involved in the gas and oil exploration, production and processing chain, to enable the country to reap maximum benefits from its huge fuel reserves.

That’s the advice that experts are floating, in the light of geological surveys and reports, which indicate that Tanzania is on the verge of discovering huge commercial gas reserves that would generate billions of dollars in Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs).
According to the minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Mustafa Mkulo, the inflow of FDIs into the country would boost government revenue and constitute the largest part of exports.

KKKT yakataa kutumiwa kampeni za urais 2015 - Tanzania

KANISA la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT), limesema halipo tayari kutumiwa na watu wenye dhamira ya kugombea urais katika uchaguzi mkuu wa mwaka 2015, katika mikakati yao ya kuwania kuingia Ikulu.

Msimamo huo ulitolewa jana na Katibu Mkuu wa KKKT,  Briginon Killewa, alipokuwa akizungumza  katika  mahojiano mara baada ya mazishi ya askofu wa kwanza wa kanisa hilo Jimbo la Morogoro, Richard Kitale aliyefariki Januari 25 mwaka huu.

Marehemu Kitale alizikwa jana katika Kanisa Kuu la KKKT la Bungo, mjini Morogoro. 
Killewa aliwataka wanasiasa wenye dhamira ya kutaka kuitumia KKKT  katika kampeni zao za kuwania urais, wasahau mpango huo.

Mgomo wa madaktari Tanzania:Serikali yakunjua makucha

Waziri Mkuu Mizengo Pinda akizungumza jambo kwa mkazo hivi karibuni, Jana alitoa msimamo wa Serikali kuhusu mgomo wa Madaktari unaoendelea kushika kasi


Waandishi Wetu
BAADA ya madaktari kugomea ombi la Waziri wa Mkuu, Mizengo Pinda kukutana nao jana ili kusikiliza madai yao na kuwasihi wasitishe mgomo, Serikali imetishia kuwafukuza kazi wote watakaoshindwa kuripoti kazini leo huku ikiiagiza Wizara ya Ulinzi na Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa, kupeleka madaktari wake katika hospitali za mikoa.

Mbali ya hatua hiyo, Serikali pia imepiga marufuku mikusanyiko yote ya madaktari hao na kuliagiza Jeshi la Polisi kuwasambaratisha popote watakapoonekana hatua ambayo imepingwa na madaktari hao ambao nao jana wametoa tamko wakisema watakwenda mahakamani kupinga agizo hilo.
Pinda alisema: “Katika hatua iliyofikiwa, Serikali imetambua kuwa madaktariwanaoongozwa na kamati ya mpito hawataki suluhu licha ya juhudi zote ambazo zimekuwa zikifanywa kuwaita ili kushughulikia madai yao. Kuanzia sasa Serikali inahimiza madaktari wote walio kwenye mgomo kuacha mara moja na kuripoti kazini ifikapo kesho asubuhi (leo), Januari 30, mwaka huu, ”alisema Waziri Mkuu na kuongeza:

Group seeks 1 million signatures calling for the Ocampo 4 to vacate office

A group calling itself “Wanjiku Revolution Kenya” on Jan 23, 2012 started an online petition targeting to collect 1 million signatures from Kenyans. It is calling for Amb. Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and William Samoei Ruto to Vacate Public Office.

The petition is targeting the President of the Republic of Kenya, The AG, The CJ, IEBC, Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission to put pressure on them to force the three to resign.
The Petition states that:-

Ruto Seeking Divine Intervention in Church

White House Honors SSACC President, Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola

White House Honors SSACC President, Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola
Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola, Co-Founder and President of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce, is being honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change at a ceremony in the White House on Monday, January 30th, 2012.

President Barack Obama's Administration is honoring Dr. Martey-Ochola for her achievements as a leader, a changemaker, an innovator and a trailblazer in the Diaspora Community and for addressing global challenges and building stronger communities.

The Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce commends Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola for her outstanding leadership, selfless dedication, exemplary public service, creativity and strategic genius. “She is a leader who has mobilized her enormous intellectual acumen and integrity in service to citizens from all walks of life," said the Chamber’s Executive Chairman of the Board, Mr Vuyo T. Dunjwa. “From academe to health to accelerating private sector development, she is a Champion of Change who is leaving indelible footprints of progress in the lives of families—from the Horn of Africa to the streets of Philadelphia. We congratulate Dr. Martey-Ochola and thank her for her outstanding service in the sphere of economic development and international trade promotion facing Africa.

Iran vows to stop "some" oil sales as inspectors visit

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran sent conflicting signals in a dispute with the West over its nuclear ambitions, vowing to stop oil exports soon to "some" countries but postponing a parliamentary debate on a proposed halt to crude sales to the European Union.
The Islamic Republic declared itself optimistic about a visit by U.N. nuclear experts that began Sunday but also warned the inspectors to be "professional" or see Tehran reducing cooperation with the world body on atomic matters.
Lawmakers have raised the possibility of turning the tables on the EU which will implement its own embargo on Iranian oil by July as it tightens sanctions on Tehran over the nuclear program.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Urais CCM 2015 balaa-Tanzania

Katibu wa Itikadi na Uenezi wa CCM, Nape Nnauye
Na Mwandishi Wetu
WAKATI Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) kikionya wanachama wake kuacha ndoto za urais wa mwaka 2015, kauli hiyo sasa imeonekana kupuuzwa na kugeuka kichocheo cha kuongeza kasi ya kujipanga kwa baadhi ya makada wenye nia ya kusaka nafasi hiyo ya juu ya uongozi wa taifa.Hivi karibuni Katibu wa Itikadi na Uenezi wa Halmashauri Kuu ya CCM, Nape Nnauye, alionya kwamba chama hicho hakiko tayari kuendelea kuwakumbatia wanachama wake wanaunda makundi ndani ya chama, kwa lengo la kusaka umaarufu wa kisiasa kuelekea Uchaguzi Mkuu ujao mwaka 2015.

Babies die as Kenyan nurses go on strike

PHOTO/FILE  A delivery ward at Pumwani Maternity Hospital.

PHOTO/FILE A delivery ward at Pumwani Maternity Hospital.  
Three babies have died at Pumwani Maternity Hospital, with the mothers blaming nurses for the deaths. In a survey conducted at the hospital by theNation during the afternoon visiting hours on Sunday, patients complained of nurses unwilling to serve them and neglect by doctors throughout Saturday. (READ:Doctors issue new strike notice)
Mr Ernest Mwangi was at pains to explain how his new-born died on Friday from what he says was neglect by nurses.
“It is painful to pay the maternity bill and take my wife home with no baby yet they are to blame for ignoring her,” said Mr Mwangi.

Sheikh Rogo arrested again, weapons seized

PHOTO/FILE  Sheikh Rogo (left) and some of the weapons police say they recovered following a raid at his home in Kikambala.
PHOTO/FILE Sheikh Rogo (left) and some of the weapons police say they recovered following a raid at his home in Kikambala. 
Controversial preacher Aboud Rogo was arrested on Sunday following a raid at his home in Kikambala, Kilifi County, during which police say they recovered a cache of arms.

The firearms displayed by the police included 102 explosives, 82 rounds of ammunition, an AK-47 rifle loaded with 27 bullets, two hand grenades, a Ceska pistol loaded with 10 bullets, and a loaded revolver.

ICC: Why Raila is walking tightrope

The impending trial of four Kenyans at the International Criminal Court is likely to be a pivotal issue in the next General Election with two of the accused already showing their intention to turn it into a referendum on the trials.Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Photo/FILE

At the rallies they addressed in Eldoret on Friday and in Kiambu on Saturday, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto painted the race to succeed President Kibaki as a battle to stop Prime Minister Raila Odinga from ascending to the presidency.

Fury as wanted British terror suspect eludes police

The house in Mombasa, where the suspect was living, that police say belongs to a wife of former terror mastermind Musa Hussein Abdi.
Photo/LABAN WALLOGA/NATION The house in Mombasa, where the suspect was living, that police say belongs to a wife of former terror mastermind Musa Hussein Abdi. 
By ANTHONY KITIMO akitimo@ke.nationmedia.com
Anti-terrorism operations in Kenya suffered a setback last week after a British woman suspected to be an Al-Shabaab financier eluded a police raid in Mombasa and sneaked out of the country.The escape of the suspect, identified as Ms Natalie Webb, has raised deep concern within the security organs as the circumstances point to possible complicity.
The Nation has reliably learnt that a senior officer with the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit involved in last Tuesday’s botched operation has been summoned to Nairobi and an investigation ordered into how the suspect escaped.
Top police officers in the region declined to comment on the issue, terming it “sensitive”.

Forget presidency, Gitari tells Uhuru

By George Olwenya and Kepher Otieno
Retired Anglican Archbishop David Gitari has called on Uhuru Kenyatta to relinquish his Deputy Prime Minister’s post and forget about the presidency.
Gitari told Uhuru and Eldoret North MP William Ruto to accept the reality that they will not be in the presidential race as long as they stand indicted by the International Criminal Court.
"Let us not cheat ourselves, Uhuru will have to relinquish the Deputy Prime Minister’s post," he said.

Gang Steals Sh50m from Eastleigh bank

By Cyrus Ombati
Suspected gangsters struck Eastleigh Barclays Bank branch on Sunday evening and escaped with over Sh50 million.
The gunmen posing as customers struck at around 6pm after armed police who were on duty left.
The branch operates on Sundays due to booming business in Eastleigh area.
Police said the Administration Police who were guarding the bank handed over to night guards and left.
One of the gunmen is said to have gone to the entrance after the bank closed and pleaded with the guard to open for him as he had a large sum of money to deposit.


Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiwa na viongozi wenzie katika mkutano wa 18 wa Umoja wa Afrika jijini Addis Ababa Ethiopia leo Januari 29, 2012.
Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiwa katika mkutano wa 18 wa Umoja wa Afrika jijini Addis Ababa Ethiopia leo Januari 29, 2012.

Uganda- Nabilah still in critical condition


UPDATE – Kampala Woman Member of Parliament Nabila Nagayi Ssempala is still in poor shape following Friday evening’s accident involving her car and a police patrol van.
Doctors at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) say they plan to scan her to establish the actual root of the pain.
Nabilah’s car rammed into a police vehicle along Namirembe road near Sanyu Babies Home on her way back from an Action for Change (A4C) rally the group had earlier staged at Wankulukuku stadium.