Shrinking land base threatens sugar belt in western Kenya

Musa Radoli @PeopleDailyKe The rapidly shrinking land for sugarcane farming in the traditional growing areas is a critical issue for the industry. With population ever expanding in these regions land for growing sugarcane has been systematically swallowed up. Families have over the years sub-divided their pieces of land into smaller parcels that can no longer …

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Prospects no longer sweet as farmers abandon cash crop

Sugar cane farming.

Hundreds of sugarcane farmers in southern Nyanza region have in the recent years, abandoned the crop, citing frustrations in payments. The crop that has been grown in the region for decades has scored very poorly in transforming the economic status of the local farmers, thanks to grave exploitations and political machinations in the sector. More …

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Revealed! Why Zimbabwe's new president remains under US sanctions

Revealed! Why Zimbabwe's new president remains under US sanctions

– Zimbabwe’s new Head of State, who is expected to take oath of office on Friday, November 24, is not in good books with the United States

– The incoming Commender-in-Chief Emmerson Mnangagwa was slapped with sanctions for his acts while serving as Robert Mugabe’s vice president

It has emerged that Zimbabwe’s incoming 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa , who is set to be sworn in on Friday, November 24, has not been in good books with the United States.

A report by News 24 and other sources reveal that Mnangagwa, also nicknamed ‘The Crocodile’ – presumably because of his ruthlessness, was slapped with sanctions by the United States in relation to his actions while serving as vice president of now former President Robert Mugabe, 93.

“Mnangagwa was sanctioned in response to what the United States termed as ‘acts to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes and institutions’ and ‘acts of violence and other human rights abuses against political opponents’,” reports News 24.

READ ALSO: Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as new president following Mugabe’s exit

Emmerson Mnangagwa. Photo: AFP/Jekesai Njikizana.

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The Crocodile, who was made the new president of Zimbabwe by the ruling party Zanu-PF, on Sunday, November 19, is said to have been a notorious ‘enforcer’ and ‘hardliner’ in Mugabe’s administration.

READ ALSO: African Union reacts following Mugabe’s fall

Revealed! Why Zimbabwe's new president remains under US sanctions

Former President Robert Mugabe.Photo:The Source.

Mnangagwa was even accused of spearheading a major crackdown on opposition leaders in the 2008 presidential poll that saw Mugabe retain power.

Ironically, the powerful vice president was dramatically sacked by his boss, leading to a series of regime-changing events that precipitated the fall of Mugabe.

READ ALSO: There will be no leader like Mugabe again – Education minister posts emotional message

It would be interesting to see how the United States will relate with Zimbabwe’s new Head of State and just how different Mnangagwa’s leadership will be from his political mentor Mugabe.

Maraga rules in favour of Uhuru Kenyatta – On Tuko TV

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Zimbabwe woes won’t just end with another strongman

Anne Applebaum “The Beijing Consensus” is an idea that has been hanging around for a while, as a supposed alternative to “the Washington Consensus,” itself an evolving term that has come to mean “free-market economics” or “Western-style economics.” The Beijing consensus is supposed to offer an alternative to the West: state-dominated economics, plus repressive politics. …

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Tobacco industry ‘playing dirty’

Civil Society Organisations have accused the tobacco industry of interfering with the Executive and the Legislature in the latter’s quest for the development and implementation of tobacco control legislation. During a meeting held in Nairobi, the lobby groups said that mega projects by the tobacco industry succeeded due to bribery. For instance, a new study; …

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Tobacco industry ‘playing dirty’

Civil Society Organisations have accused the tobacco industry of interfering with the Executive and the Legislature in the latter’s quest for the development and implementation of tobacco control legislation. During a meeting held in Nairobi, the lobby groups said that mega projects by the tobacco industry succeeded due to bribery. For instance, a new study; …

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My husband of 10 years now claims my three children do not resemble him, what do I do

-An exasperated Kenyan lady had cried foul over her husband’s outrageous demand 10 years into the marriage

In a confession seen by TUKO.co.ke, the lady, whose confession was concealed for nobility purposes, revealed that her husband had demanded a paternal test to affirm that indeed their children were biologically his.

The couple, according to the lady, have been blessed by three children.

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Apparently, the hubby is a little concerned that none of the children bear any form of resemblance to him, giving rise to doubts that perhaps the children were sired elsewhere.

“Mom what would you do if your husband of ten years complains that your three children do not look like him and suddenly demands a DNA test?

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I have agreed to the test but I don’t know what to do with this man afterwards when the test results turn out positive. Please help, what do I do with this man who distrusts me because our children do not resemble him physically?

Please advise.”

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NASA women leaders and victims of police brutality:

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UK warns citizens of chaos as NASA, Jubilee lock horns over Uhuru fete

The British government has warned its citizens to stay away from areas where demonstrations may take place following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration on Tuesday.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), in an advisory on Thursday, warned UK citizens of possible disruptions of peace following the disputed October 26 vote.

The election was upheld by the Supreme Court on Monday, resulting into protests in some parts of the country.

Read: Uhuru’s swearing in team kicks off preparation ahead of fete

FCO said there may be significant disruption owing to the political tension in the country in the wake of NASA’s plan to conduct a parallel swearing in ceremony.

The Opposition has vowed to administer an oath of office for its leader Raila Odinga who has dismissed Uhuru’s win raising legitimacy concerns.

“There may be significant disruptions spreading to nearby roads. Political tensions are high and demonstrations and clashes are possible,” UK warned in its advisory.

“You should exercise caution and, where possible, avoid travelling around areas where demonstrations may take place.”

The foreign mission asked the citizens to stay away from large gatherings, universities, political party headquarters, and IEBC offices.

The election period has seen an increase in protests across the country, particularly in the western region, some of which have turned violent.

Uhuru’s inauguration ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.

Also read: Cash crunch hits Uhuru’s Sh300 million inauguration plan

More on this: Matiang’i declares Tuesday a holiday for Uhuru swearing-in

The government, through its spokesman Eric Kiraithe, has said it is not bothered by NASA’s plan to swear-in Raila as long as it is done in private.

“The government would not be concerned with their programme so long as the alleged swearing-in is done in private,” he told journalists in Nairobi.

Kiraithe said: “The question of Raila congregating his friends to swear him in is not an issue and has no legal concern.”

He added that if the NASA fraternity held the event somewhere without interfering with the rights of other people, then the government would not even be concerned.

But the opposition’s insistence on conducting the ceremony in public signals a possible confrontation with the government.

More: NASA to swear in Raila as President next Tuesday

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