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Kenya remembers Road Traffic Victims by announced stiffer penalties to traffic offenders

  Government announced stiffer penalties to traffic offenders as it prepares to remember all those who lost their life on road accident on Sunday, 18th of November, 2012. The government has to put all that is required in place to honor the Road Traffic Victims as now most motorists are not familiar with the new Kenya road network especially the complex Thika Supper High Way. The government enacts two new crucial laws to address challenges hindering the transport industry from being responsive to its needs. These challenges include conflicting laws and weaker penalties for traffic offences. Reforms in the sector is hoped to translate into enhanced good organization, safety and refurbishment of order. This will strengthen the fight against impunity. Implementation of the National transport and safety Act is aimed to better management of the transport sector and to attract investors. It is also meant to merge gains that have been achieved so far. The national transport and safety Authority Act 2012 paves way for creation of National Transport and safety authority (NTSA) to spearhead discharge of policies in the road transport sector. The functions of NTSA are to control the motor vehicle inspection (MVIU) Transport Licensing Board (TLB) the registrar of motor vehicle (RMV) and the National safety council. NTSA Board is to be headed by chair person appointed by the president. The authority will be under a Director general Appointed by the Board in consultation with the cabinet secretary. […]

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East African Community Has Opened Brand New Headquarters in Arusha Tanzania

The East African community is working towards full implementation of the common market protocol though the outgoing chairperson Mwai Kibaki points out certain bottlenecks and teething troubles.  The chairman urged partner states to hasten harmonization of their relevant national law as to be in cycle with EAC treaty for realization of intended goals as he hands of Chairmanship to Uganda. The brand opened center of operations of the East African Community in Arusha is commissioned the Arusha –Namanga-Athi River-Namanga Road constructed as pillars of the steady growing E.A.C. This facility is intended to serve citizens of the member’s partner states and implementing agency is urged to operate according to the spirit of agreement. Achievements are part of infrastructure developments the community has prioritized to realize, improved and sustainable livelihood of the people of partner states. In the last one term of Kibaki’s Chairmanship EAC worked towards establishment of one stop Border posts at strategic point to ease cross border movement for promotion regional Trade. EAC through its Sectoral council on gender has formulated 2012-2016 strategic plans on gender equality and all –inclusiveness. The treaty’s commitment of partner states to develop EAC child policy that forms a common regional approach and realization of children rights. The legislative organ of the EAC has passed several crucial bills in recent years that seek to fortify regional integration. Some mechanism has to be put in place for joint approaches to human rights, health, environment and good […]

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Kenya to switch off Analogue Transmission

The government has announced December 2012 as official date of migrating from Analogue to Digital terrestrial television broadcasting in Nairobi areas  and its environs. The moves been countered by complain to afford Digital migration though it is thought to more beneficial than Analogue.  Dr Ndemo cited ICT as one of economic pillars identified and expected to increase the GDP growth rate and carry on it. ICT is anticipated to play a crucial role in propelling economy.Migration to digital broadcasting ropes the Africans social development agenda through founding of more new jobs and generation of foreign exchange. It is also viewed as attracting direct investment to African continent.  The benefits of digital broadcasting scaffold is better picture and quality sound production more channel to viewers and better utilization of the scarce frequency resource.Analogue switch is probable to down gradually to other towns as the lesson in Nairobi is to be used to make the switch off to the rest of the country smoother.  Since setting up of digital broadcasting in Kenya, it’s  only up to ten towns that enjoy quality pictures and sound. It is projected to ramification to entirely country in the near future.The digital television committee (DTC) is a multi-stakeholder committee comprising members in the ministry of information and communication commission of Kenya CCK, Kenya Broadcasting Corp[oration , National communication Secretariat(NCS) and media owners Association being represented.  The digital Kenya Secretariat which is lives within CCK provides logistical support […]

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How to make a good presentation with confidence

A presenter has to be creative enough to hold audience onto listening to him or her. Have ability and willingness to help the learners have a desire to learn .Unless you show this qualities at the first few minutes of your presentation, you may not win the confidence of your audience fully even if theme is more motivating to the learners.  Flexibility and readiness to change to something else that learner’s need in case they resist what you have just started is essential. This is the reason why a presenter has to find out prior presentation what learners expect to benefit from the lesion so that he or she begins presentation with expectation of majority of the learners in mind. That will place the presenter on better side to avoid unnecessary embarrassment.  Contributing own knowledge and skills to the development of the community or society and its members give learners a reason to concentrate to listen to what the presenter offers. The audience values a presenter as someone within something to offer. Application of the knowledge and skills you are teaching is significant than just fact you are pumping to them. For instance, to improvise items from locally available in case of inability to purchase commercials ones excite learners and will have confidence to the presenter. This makes teachings use locally available material more interesting and learners love working with the material they are familiar with.  Learners seem to trust […]

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How tasking is writing process

Mind of a writer overruns with a world of ideas. With his or her to do list is filled with personal proposal and work plan. He or she has several pieces of papers ,well organized with well researched pieces of information or business ideas. Ideas come to the minds of a writer at a time. It is noble and almost a tradition for every writer to have his tools with him all the time. This is because you do not know when a business idea gets into his or her mind. The idea comes in as a writer observes situations around his or her. He gathers information by engaging all the senses. Carrying a notebook to write your own idea before it get out of mind is something that lives in a writer’s thought .A writer  is always cognizant of  forgetting a point that is significant  in supporting this  or her statement. For the writers to hold any water it has to contain facts and attributed to source if the piece of information is to have value in it. A pen, a notebook and urge for information is essential wherever the writer walks at anytime. There are two types of writer and a part time writer. This is some one who is engaged somewhere or does writing and working at the same. These are typically of writers in Africa.  They teach for instance as well as writing on their free […]

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How to help internally displaced persons.

In 1992, there were tribal clashes in Molo. Some individual from certain tribes lives were shortened. Their properties destroyed and they were forced to leave their homes.  The land they bought with their hard -earned- money. These displaced Kenyans; some flew to Uganda for refuge while some parts of the country stable. Has the Kenya Government ever tried find out who occupied their homes and who does farming on their farms?  The government is too busy doing some important things than IDPs maybe. At least these people had land and homes established before clashes occurred. I am sure the government of Kenya has never wasted her precious time to investigate on this issue.  It is the reason as to why clashes keep on re-currying every election in the country. It engineers some communities to force others to leave their farms and businesses.  In the mid 1990s in west Pokot District, used to be called before the promulgation of the new constitution.  None were evicted from their homes. I expected the government act responsibly and to find out why these did left the land that belongs them to seek refuge in a neighboring country! If these people owned land in the area why the Government did allowed this to leave their home refuge? It is government the responsibility as to repatriate them, and provide security, let them go back to their former homes cheaply, instead of buy them land wherever else. […]

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Kenyans long road in search for crude oil

It is a race against hope as Kenyans wait with bated breath as international oil companies extensively explore the possibility of extracting crude oil from both offshore and territorial wells. Exploration data shows positives prospects that have been acquired since 1950. It has raised optimism that if the current momentum that is  intense in exploration is sustained, an economic growth will be made. Petroleum exploration begun as early as 1950s with the first drilling in 1960 by British Petroleum(BP) and Shell exploring in Lamu embayment and ten wells were drilled. None of them was evaluated or completed despite of oils stains and presence of gas.Recently an Australian firm Pancontinental surveyed oil reserves in the Lamu Island .The firm has completed 2D and 3D seismics surveys on Blocks L 10A and L 10B . The firm has been licensed and drilling begins in two years time, that is 2014. Other international petroleum companies that have showed interest in exploring crude oil in the country are Amoco that tried to drill Eliye spiring-1 and Loperot-1 located west of Lake Turkana and Petro-Canada International Company tried to drill Kencan-1 adjacent to Garissa-1 well in Garissa. But nine liters of crude oil have ever been extracted at Loperot-1 well according to the existing ‘archived’ reports.Between 1985 and 1990, a group of companies led by Amoco and Total drilled (10) ten wells in wells in Anza and Mandera. The wells were dry but with indications […]

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