Should MPs be allowed to manage the Uwezo fund?

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Members of Parliament want to create a plot that will see them take charge of the sh.6 billion Uwezo fund launched by the president in September. The Uwezo Fund is a youth and women’s fund which has its genesis in the pledge His Excellency the President made to allocate the Kshs. 6 billion that was meant for the presidential run-off to youth and women groups.

Our MPs have however lined up a number of amendments to the draft Public finance management regulation 2013 which are already before parliament. If these amendments are adopted by parliament, MPs will have to take full charge of the fund just as they did with the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

If the amendments sail through, this also means as managers of this fund, the Mps will have the powers to appoint ward representatives to the membership of the Constituency Uwezo Management committee. The Constituency…

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“Kenyan Leaders Are at the Forefront in the Fight Against International Terrorism and We Are Grateful; President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto Should Be Respected, Supported and Empowered, Not Undermined at this Time; We Are Deeply Disappointed at What Transpired Today at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC); UNSC Has Failed Kenya and the Whole of Africa; Failure to Adopt the African Union (AU) Resolution is a Shame; The ICC Continues to Lose Face and Credibility by Allowing Itself to Be Used by the West; One Positive Outcome Today is Reaffirmation of African Unity and Solidarity!” – Eugene Gasana, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN.

Government should treat Insecurity in #Turkana with the seriousness it deserves

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For close to 6 days now, armed militia men believed to be from the Pokot community have been holding more that 900 residents and 3 police camps in Turkana country. The Pokot militia are said to have denied police access to Lorogon Village where a number of Turkanas are under siege and said to be suffering.

This came just about two months after MPs from the area protested about rising insecurity in Turkana County terming it as a very big hindrance to the county’s development. They complained that frequent attacks from the nearby Pokot County, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda had devastated the region. 

Turkana East Mp Nicholas Ngikolong said at least 7 people are killed every day and he blamed it on lack of clear channel of communication. He said the number might even be more, meaning over 49 Turkana residents are killed every week. The Mps said the…

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#CyberSecurityKE: Government loses Ksh. 2 billion to cyber crime attacks

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By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi 

What is Cyber Security? http://whatis.techtarget.com defines it as a  body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, the term security implies cybersecurity.

By the end of the year 2013, the government will lose up to Kshs. Two billion to fight cyber crime. This was said by Dr. Fred Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary. This revelations comes just a week after experts warned that  Kenya’s cyber security remains among the weakest in the world despite the central role technology has assumed in the country’s economy.

They warned that Millions of mobile phone subscribers and internet users remain exposed to snooping and data interception because the service providers are using outdated network security software, industry regulators were told.

Today, speaking during a Cyber Security Conference that was held today at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi…

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Beyond the bridge vision medical camp

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On 15th December 2013, Beyond the Bridge Vision, a non-governmental organization based in Kibera will be holding a free medical camp for the residents.

The camp, which will be held at Kibrah Academy along Karanja road will see Kibera residents get free testing for various diseases including Cervical cancer and HIV AIDS. Various organizations including Philips have come in to support the project and all Kibera residents are invited to the medical camp to get this services free of charge.

 

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