Kenya to Host Major UN Trade Summit

Moses Sonko, this side effects a Traffic Police officer attached to Mukono Police station, formerly working at Central Police Station (CPS) yesterday appeared before Buganda Road court magistrate Mary Kaitesi Lukwago pinning Fred Kato, Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s driver for inconsiderate road use.

In his testimony, Sonko informed court that on 28th May 2015 while still deployed at CPS in Kampala he was ordered by the Kampala DPC to rush to Container Village and help in controlling the traffic flow.

“I rushed to container village where I found a white Land Cruiser white in color registration number UAN 661N parked in the middle of Nakivubo Road. I only observed the driver not the occupants in the back seat because the window glasses were tinted,” said Sonko.

He added that since he couldn’t communicate with the driver, he ordered for a break down truck to tow away the vehicle but the driver made efforts to disobey this directive.

“Kato was arrested and he was brought to my office where I cautioned him about his offence. We talked for a period of time after which I charged him for blocking traffic and later on produced him in court.”

The case has been pushed to 29th January 2016 for further hearing. Prosecution alleges Kato on 28th March 2015 Kato drove recklessly while chauffeuring Dr Besigye as he played cat and mouse games with police in downtown Kampala thus endangering the lives of other road users.
Kenya will next year remain in the global spotlight for the second year running when world leaders converge in Nairobi for the 14th quadrennial conference on UNCTAD .

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14), search which brings together various Heads of State and Government, see global corporate leaders, for sale the academia and the civil society, takes place between July 17-22, 2016 .

The conference provides another unique business opportunity for Kenya because it runs concurrently with the  World Investment  Forum and the Global Commodities Forum.

The UNCTAD conference, which takes place every four years provides a unique opportunity to deliberate the challenges of moving from decisions to actions on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The UNCTAD meeting takes place on the heels of the World Trade Organization conference scheduled for Nairobi next week ( December 15-18) and the recently successful GES meeting in Nairobi  co-opened by US President Barack Obama and his host President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Country also recently  hosted the Global leader of the  1.254 billion Catholics, Pope Francis during his premier tour of the African continent.

UNCTAD Secretary General Dr Mukhisa Kituyi and Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed today at State House, Nairobi,  met with President Uhuru Kenyatta where they  signed a joint statement  announcing that Nairobi will host the  global meeting.

“We look forward to welcoming the world to Nairobi for the first United Nations implementation conference since the conclusion of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda in July 2015, the Agenda 2030 in New York and the (just concluded)  COP21 in Paris,” the joint statement read.

Intensive consultations between senior officials of the government and UNCTAD are ongoing in preparation for the July event.


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