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By Kazungu Chai

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Lands and the Nairobi County Government to issue title deeds to all schools in the name of school committees and boards of governors.

He asked leaders, buy http://conceive.ca/wp-includes/cache.php including Members of County Assembly (MCA), to report to the authorities land stolen in their areas.

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“If you are an MCA and you know there is public land that has been grabbed, inform us so that appropriate action can be taken to ensure justice has been done,” he said.

President Kenyatta spoke today when he launched   the construction of the Nairobi Eastern Missing Link roads at Nairobi’s Muratina Road/Gen. Waruinge Junction.

Emphasizing the Government’s determination to take development projects to all parts of the country, the President expressed satisfaction that the road project has commenced in the Eastlands where majority of Nairobi residents live.

“We want to ensure that Kenyans wherever they are in the country receive services and are proud of their Government,” the President said.

He commended Nairobi leaders for working with the Government in promoting development irrespective of party affiliation.

President Kenyatta said the construction of roads in the Eastlands will accelerate development and enable businesses to thrive.

The President asked road contractors building the roads to employ the youth from the area.

He also asked young people to help in safeguarding security, saying no develop will be achieved without peace and stability.

“This is one way of building investor confidence and creating employment for the youth in the country,” President Kenyatta said.

On the fight against terrorism, the President appealed to all Kenyans to join hands in combating the global crime and guard against being divided on religious grounds.

“Terrorists are criminals and know no religious boundary. Let us unite in fighting them,” President Kenyatta said.

He thanked the European Union (EU) – the main financiers of the road construction project – for supporting the Government’s development agenda.

Speaking at the function, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero said the road project will benefit a section of Nairobi that was previously neglected and where close to 84 per cent of the county’s population live.

He said the project will open up the Eastlands areas for business and improve the lives of residents.

Other speakers included EU Ambassador Lodewijk Briet, Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau and political leaders from the area.
By Kazungu Chai

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Lands and the Nairobi County Government to issue title deeds to all schools in the name of school committees and boards of governors.

He asked leaders, treat http://danielpyne.com/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpress/feedback-no-topics.php including Members of County Assembly (MCA), cheapest http://concursofotografia.orihuela.es/wp-includes/ms-default-constants.php to report to the authorities land stolen in their areas.

“If you are an MCA and you know there is public land that has been grabbed, http://cinselistekartirici.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/site-icon.php inform us so that appropriate action can be taken to ensure justice has been done,” he said.

The order follows an incident where police used teargas to disperse children as they fought a land grabber who intended to take their playground.

The scenes of violent clashes with police sparked off international co

President Kenyatta spoke today when he launched   the construction of the Nairobi Eastern Missing Link roads at Nairobi’s Muratina Road/Gen. Waruinge Junction.

Emphasizing the Government’s determination to take development projects to all parts of the country, the President expressed satisfaction that the road project has commenced in the Eastlands where majority of Nairobi residents live.

“We want to ensure that Kenyans wherever they are in the country receive services and are proud of their Government,” the President said.

He commended Nairobi leaders for working with the Government in promoting development irrespective of party affiliation.

President Kenyatta said the construction of roads in the Eastlands will accelerate development and enable businesses to thrive.

The President asked road contractors building the roads to employ the youth from the area.

He also asked young people to help in safeguarding security, saying no develop will be achieved without peace and stability.

“This is one way of building investor confidence and creating employment for the youth in the country,” President Kenyatta said.

On the fight against terrorism, the President appealed to all Kenyans to join hands in combating the global crime and guard against being divided on religious grounds.

“Terrorists are criminals and know no religious boundary. Let us unite in fighting them,” President Kenyatta said.

He thanked the European Union (EU) – the main financiers of the road construction project – for supporting the Government’s development agenda.

Speaking at the function, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero said the road project will benefit a section of Nairobi that was previously neglected and where close to 84 per cent of the county’s population live.

He said the project will open up the Eastlands areas for business and improve the lives of residents.

Other speakers included EU Ambassador Lodewijk Briet, Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau and political leaders from the area.
By Kazungu Chai

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Lands and the Nairobi County Government to issue title deeds to all schools in the name of school committees and boards of governors.

He asked leaders, more about http://comp.mq.edu.au/wp-content/plugins/simple-lightbox/includes/class.template_tag.php including Members of County Assembly (MCA), discount to report to the authorities land stolen in their areas.

“If you are an MCA and you know there is public land that has been grabbed, inform us so that appropriate action can be taken to ensure justice has been done,” he said.

The order follows an incident where police used teargas to disperse children as they fought a land grabber who intended to take their playground.

The scenes of violent clashes with police sparked off international condemnation.

Kenyatta has since vowed to crack the whip on elements behind the chaos.

The President Kenyatta spoke Thursday when he launched   the construction of the Nairobi Eastern Missing Link roads at Nairobi’s Muratina Road/Gen. Waruinge Junction.

Emphasizing the Government’s determination to take development projects to all parts of the country, the President expressed satisfaction that the road project has commenced in the Eastlands where majority of Nairobi residents live.

“We want to ensure that Kenyans wherever they are in the country receive services and are proud of their Government,” the President said.

He commended Nairobi leaders for working with the Government in promoting development irrespective of party affiliation.

President Kenyatta said the construction of roads in the Eastlands will accelerate development and enable businesses to thrive.

The President asked road contractors building the roads to employ the youth from the area.

He also asked young people to help in safeguarding security, saying no develop will be achieved without peace and stability.

“This is one way of building investor confidence and creating employment for the youth in the country,” President Kenyatta said.

On the fight against terrorism, the President appealed to all Kenyans to join hands in combating the global crime and guard against being divided on religious grounds.

“Terrorists are criminals and know no religious boundary. Let us unite in fighting them,” President Kenyatta said.

He thanked the European Union (EU) – the main financiers of the road construction project – for supporting the Government’s development agenda.

Speaking at the function, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero said the road project will benefit a section of Nairobi that was previously neglected and where close to 84 per cent of the county’s population live.

He said the project will open up the Eastlands areas for business and improve the lives of residents.

Other speakers included EU Ambassador Lodewijk Briet, Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau and political leaders from the area.
Amid the deteriorating situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ambulance http://crossfitabf.com/wp-includes/compat.php where the capital, Kinshasa, is gripped by clashes between demonstrators and security forces, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged maximum restraint on all sides, while the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations briefed the Security Council on broader efforts to help stabilize the vast country.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson on Thursday night, the Secretary-General expressed his concern about the unrest in Kinshasa and other cities following the adoption of a draft raft electoral law by the National Assembly, currently under further review in the Senate.

“He deplores the loss of lives and injuries caused so far and calls on the national security forces and demonstrators to refrain from further violence and exercise maximum restraint,” said the statement.

Media reports note that violent anti-Government protests in the capital are entering their third day, and dozens of people have been killed as police forces and demonstrators face off in the streets.

The unprecedented bloodshed has since sparked off condemnation from Human Rights groups, Catholic and western countries.

The proposed legislation seeks a national census across the vast and mineral rich country before the next presidential elections are held.

But protesters claim the move is intended to prolong Kabila’s stay in power for three more years after the expiry of his term of office in 2016.

Experts say due to the rugged terrain of the country coupled with poor transport infrastructure, government needs about three years to conduct a successful national census exercise.

In his statement, Mr. Ban underscored the Government’s responsibility to provide political space for the peaceful expression of opinions.

“Demonstrations should be conducted in a peaceful manner. While violence is not acceptable, the response to violent protests must also be proportionate,” he said.

“The Secretary-General calls on all key stakeholders to resume political dialogue and ensure that elections-related matters are discussed in an inclusive and peaceful fashion in the appropriate fora,” the statement continued, emphasizing the readiness of his Special Representative in the DRC, Martin Kobler, to use his good offices to help narrow the gap between the main actors involved.

Mr. Ban also reiterated the need for a credible, peaceful, and timely electoral process, in accordance with the Constitution.

Earlier in the day, Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations, also addressed the situation in Kinshasa, telling the Security Council that there had been recent days of “troubling incidents related to the electoral process” and that, “The Congolese people have the right to demonstrate peacefully, and we urge the Government to ensure that any response to violent protests is proportionate.”

Kabila is reportedly harbouring plans of amending the Constitution to allow him serve a third term in office.

The resistance against Kabila’s government entered a decisive stage on Wednesday, with the Catholic Church throwing its weight behind the protesters.

On Thursday, riots spread to Bukavu near the border with Rwanda. Hundreds of Congolese fled to Rwanda for safety.

Cardinal Laurent Mosengwo Pasinya said in a statement that the Catholic Church “disapproves of and condemns any revision of the electoral law.”

He described as “illegal” plans to push the election further, warning security forces against “killing your people” and “walking over their dead bodies.”

President Kabila is yet to make a statement on the growing political instability in his nation.

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