Crime & Investigation

Kisoro Men Cautioned on Defiling Street Children

After being impregnated, the street girls give birth to other street children

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have at State House, information pills Nairobi witnessed the signing of an agreement that will ensure the Ministry of Lands and the National Land Commission work harmoniously in serving Kenyans.

The agreement was signed by Lands, pill Housing and Urban Development Cabinet Secretary Chaity Ngilu and National Land Commission Chairman Mohammed Swazuri on Monday.

Speaking during the occasion, dosage President Kenyatta said he was happy that the signing of the agreement would resolve an issue that was of great concern to Kenyans.

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Noting that land forms the basis of the country’s economy, the President regretted that the uncertainty resulting from the internal differences between the National Land Commission and the Ministry of Lands had caused a lot of concern amongst Kenyans.

“And this concern has in one way or another impeded our ability to move ahead in terms of our own economic development – both in growth and the entire agenda that we have for this country,” President Kenyatta said.

He said: “So I strongly believe that this agreement will put this matter behind us. We are now in a position where we have a Commission as envisioned by the Constitution and a Ministry working in harmony in recognition that all of us at the end of the day are servants of the people.”

The President expressed hope that Kenyans will now have confidence in the title deeds that they have so that they can go about doing their land transactions without fear.

“With this agreement that we have now, we bring clarity and assurance to the people of Kenya on land matters,” the President said, adding that he will monitor the implementation of the agreement closely.

He reminded all civil servants that Kenyans do not want to see differences in them but the services that they provide.

“All they require from us is to work in partnership and deliver the services,” President Kenyatta said.

During the occasion, President Kenyatta received the Lamu land report from the National Land Commission Chairman.

Deputy President Ruto welcomed the signing of the agreement, saying the difference between the Ministry of Lands and the National Lands Commission were drawing the country backward as they impeded land registration, subdivision and transfers.

“We are pleased to let the country know that there is now an agreement between the Ministry of Lands and the National Land Commission on how these matters will be handled and that going forward the altercation will be a thing of the past,” the Deputy President said.

Dr. Swazuri assured Kenyans that his commission will cooperate with the Ministry of Lands and there will be no more acrimony between them.

Lands Cabinet Secretary Ngilu said with the agreement, the goal of issuing 3 million title deeds to Kenyans will now be a reality.
With countries in the region already having health insurance schemes, page Uganda will soon follow suit, ampoule albeit being the last East African country, about it to introduce a National Health Insurance Scheme.

The proposed plan will have the scheme financed by 4 percent monthly contributions from an employee’s earnings, with the employer contributing an additional 4 percent.

While meeting officials of Israel’s Health Insurance Scheme, on Tuesday, November 3rd in Jerusalem, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary committee on Health, Dr. Kenneth Omona said that with the growing population and challenges of new emerging diseases and improvement in technology in as far as diagnosis and treatment of diseases is concerned, there was a need to benchmark and see how Parliament can help guide policy and develop legislation to improve human health.

“We are planning on setting up our own insurance scheme,” he said. “The National Health Insurance Scheme started about 13 years ago and we have waited so long. We think that the time is ripe for the National Health Insurance Scheme to be introduced,” he added.

The Committee, which was in Israel from 2nd – 9th  November 2014 was on an official visit aimed at  benchmarking Israel’s healthcare system and also looking at areas of cooperation between the governments of Israel and Uganda in skills training and human resource development.

While Uganda is in the formative stages of enacting legislation on health insurance, Israel enacted its National Health Insurance Law in 1995 giving universal insurance to all its residents.

Israel’s Director General, National Insurance Institute, Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef explained the sources of financing for health as being contributions from Government (40.7%), health insurance contributions (52.9%) and direct income (6.4%).

The Commissioner for Health Services in Charge of Planning in the Ministry of Health, and also the Chair of the taskforce tasked with designing the National Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Francis Runumi, explained that following consultations with different stakeholders, they now have a draft bill on the introduction of the national health insurance.

“We are only waiting for the certificate of financial implications from the Ministry of Finance then we will prepare a Cabinet Paper and have it tabled in Parliament,” he added.

While routing for the introduction of the scheme, Dr Runumi explained that the policy of providing free health services at government facilities is still running but over the years it has been recognised that much as the policy is for free health services, in practice, the free services are inadequate or absent.

“People have been forced to sell their property or to acquire loans from loan sharks to address their health needs,” he pointed out.

In a country where the life expectancy is very high; 81 years for men and 84 years for women, Israel’s focus is now on fourth generation diseases like dementia and oncology which are prevalent among the very old.

The delegation of the Health Committee which comprises the Chairperson, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Omona, MP Kaberamaido, Hon. Dr. Medard Bitekyerezo, MP Mbarara Municipality, Hon. Femiar Wadada, MP Sironko District, Hon. Evelyn Anite, Youth MP and Dr. Francis Runumi, Commissioner for Health in the Ministry of Health also visited major health facilities and hospitals in Israel.

by Job Namanya Apuuli

Kisoro Police Station Child and Family Protection Unit Officer in Charge, check Dinah Yiramugisha has strongly warned men who take advantage of mentally disturbed women and destitute girls by sexually abusing them adding that they are to be severely punished when convicted.

Yiramugisha noted that the number of cases of child neglect, defilement of destitute minors and mentally perturbed persons reported is on the rise.

She sounded a strong warning that anyone found guilty would face the law accordingly.

The warning comes after an incident that recently shocked the district when a mentally challenged girl from Kanaba Sub County was impregnated and abandoned by an unknown man leading her to give birth and neglecting her child who was later discovered by Police sternly malnourished.

The family members of the underage mentally incapacitated victim on discovering the child,  took it to Kisoro Hospital for medical treatment.

Kisoro Hospital nutritionist Moses  Mutabazi told this website that the medical tests indicated that the child was suffering from acute malnutrition.

Mutabazi explained that the one year old child weighed 6kgs yet a normal new born weighs about 4kgs.

He however noted that the medical treatment that was being rendered to the child would improve his status.





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