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Meeting on Middle East peace soon!

Posted by African Press International on January 15, 2007

Israel: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have agreed to hold a meeting with the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

The meeting will be held in three to four weeks time.

Rice met Olmert in Jerusalem today, a day after she had promised Abbas that USA will now participate fully in looking for solutions to the troubled region.

After the meeting which took about three hours with Olmert, Rice travelled to Egypt. She will also visit Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia in her effort to get support for the peace initiative.

By Korir, African Press in Norway, APN, africanpress@chello.no source.anb.ntb.reuters.afp

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South African jail frees fraud jailed ANC’s former parliamentarian whip!

Posted by African Press International on January 15, 2007

Tony Yengeni (c) and Ebrahim Rassool (r)

<Mr.Yengeni

A former ANC parliamentary whip Tony Yengeni is now freed from jail in South Africa. He was jailed for 4 years on fraud charges, but served only 5 months.

Many observers see this as a mockery of justice.

But the man is still popular in NC. “Dozens of local ANC officials welcomed him as he left the jail near Cape Town. As part of his parole, he will remain under virtual house arrest. His sentence was cut on appeal and further reduced by a general amnesty.”

BBC reports that, “he resigned after it emerged he received a big discount on a luxury car as part of a controversial arms deal.”

He is happy to get out of the prison and has told his supporters, “It’s a great day for me and my family and for the movement, in that I’m now walking out of the gates of the prison, a place I was not supposed to be in the first place.”

There many who criticise his early freedom from incarceration. 

 

By Korir, African Press in Norway, APN africanpress@chello.no source.bbc

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Saddam Hussein’s half brother decapitated as he was hanged!

Posted by African Press International on January 15, 2007

Barzan al-Tikriti <Barzan al-Tikriti – he headed the secret police. “Decapitated during the hanging.”

BBC reports that two of Saddam’s key allies have now been hanged.

Accorning to officials, it is reported that there no violations during the hanging, “but Saddam Hussein’s half-brother, Barzan al-Tikriti, was decapitated as he was hanged.”

The two were Saddam’s right hand men. “He and Awad Hamad al-Bandar, a top judge under Saddam, were convicted over the killing of 148 Shias in the 1980s.”

The executions in Iraq seems to be ugly every time it is carried out. Why decapitate one hanging already?

By Korir, African Press in Norway, APN, africanpress@chelo.no source.bbc 

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Misused public funds, but not yet sacked from the job!

Posted by African Press International on January 15, 2007

Norway: One county council employee in Tana north Norway misused office mobile phone for up to 60.000 kroner, by calling sign readers to tell her of her future life.

The country clerk wants the employee sacked from the job but the administration committee do not support the idea.

The committee says they have discussed the case and can confirm that the information on misuse is true.

However, the county chairperson Ingrid Smuk Rolstad says she does not want to comment on the case further.

It is strange that the committee would like to keep the same person in the job in the council, when at the same time agreeing that the person has misused the county’s mobile phone for such a very high amount.

It is possible that the committee fears that if the case is followed up by a sacking, the person involved may go to court to fight it out, and by so doing, there will be an investigation which might embarrass the council if other employees are discovered to have done the same..

By Korir, African Press in Norway, APN, africanpress@chello.no source.(ANB-NTB)

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Bus carrying school students blown off the road in Vestnes this morning!

Posted by African Press International on January 15, 2007

Norway: A school bus with 25 school children was blown off the road today morning near Fiksdalsstranda in Vestnes country council in Møre and Romsdal.The wind was so strong blowing the bus and turning it upside down, says police representative Ivar Inge Klefstad in Sunnmøre police district to the media.

The 25 children attend primary education at Tomrefjord school. They managed to get off buss by themselves. No one of them was badly hurt during the incident.

The Police say there was no need for an ambulance, but a few students hit themselves on the head when they were thrown around inside the bus. They were later attended to by health personnel.

By Korir, African Press in Norway, APN, africanpress@chello.no source.(ANB-NTB)

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A 26 year-old woman raped!

Posted by African Press International on January 15, 2007

Norway: A 26 year-old woman was raped on Saturday night – early Sunday morning, in a forest near Sandnes in Rogaland district, South-west Norway.

According to the victim, she has told the police that the incident took place in a forest between the villages of Ganddal and Kverneland.

She had attended a party in town and later in the night decided to return to another party in the village in a car together with two men.

And on the way, the driver drove the car to the forest where it is reported she got raped by one or more men.

The police have not confirmed if the woman, and the men knew each other or whether it was their first encounter.

She was so exhausted that the police have not been able to question her. The police will talk to her today Monday.

Penalties for rape cases in Norway is very low and that discourages victims of rape to take their cases forward.

By Korir, African Press in Norway, APN, africanpress@chello.no. source.(ANB-NTB)

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By liberated young Kenyans in Stockholm!

Posted by African Press International on January 15, 2007

We support your article’s contents,

Korir – African Press in Norway, APN.

For that reason, we have decided to reprint it in order for it to reach many others.


« Hello world!

 

MR. MAGGERO’S PETITION

First of all, we would like to send our condolences to the bereaved family.In regards to the several articles posted on KSB blog concerning Maggero’s death and funeral arrangements, we would like to respond as we hold a different opinion on the matter.While agreeing that Mr. Maggero deserves a decent send off, we believe that the contents of his will should be the overruling factor in regards to his burial arrangements. If it is clearly stated in the will that Mr. Maggero chose cremation this should be respected.As is stated in one of the articles that cremation is an abhourable taboo and goes against the luo culture, we would like to bring to your attention the fact that cremation has NEVER been part of luo traditions so it is even despicable to mention it as a taboo.  We would like to inform you that a taboo is something forbidden by a custom and generally agreed upon not to be practised.  In this regard therefore, cremation is not a taboo since it has NEVER been part of luo customs neither has it been generally agreed upon as one. We also think that burial decisions are family affairs and therefore consider your recent meddling, an interference.  While we appreciate the fact that Maggero was a very social Kenyan, with many acquaintances, we think that burial arrangements should be solely done by the family (legitimate wife and kids).  The rest of his friends and fellow Kenyans are however free to mourn and grieve their departed friend but while respecting family decisions, and his will. Anyone who truly loved and respected Mr. Maggero should desist from giving him a chaotic send off and instead comply with his wishes. Secondly, we have also noticed how in your previous articles you have tried to address the fact that Mr. Maggero’s funeral and burial decisions are solely being handled by his wife and four daughters; a matter which appears clearly to bother you.  We would like to ascertain to you that Women are equal stakeholders in a family and their decisions are to be respected.  In this case, the implication that Maggero’s sons should be looked for and consulted to decide on cremation or otherwise is therefore disrespectful to both his wife and daughters and also to Maggero himself who valued his family irrespective of their genders.  Anyone who has clear problems with women making decisions should realise in fact that we live in the 21st century where human beings are no longer judged by their genders but by the contents of their intellectual capabilities. We believe that the gender discussion should not even be a deciding factor in this particular case because the cremation decision was in fact Maggero’s as is captured in his WILL and not his wife’s and daughters. Thirdly, while we appreciate Mr. Osewe’s undying efforts to inform Kenyans in Stockholm of all the on goings, we would like to appeal to him to stop generalising articles on the blog, especially concerning Maggero’s death and funeral arrangements as a reaction of all Kenyans in Stockholm when in fact a big cross section of Kenyans feel otherwise regarding the matter. We would like to appeal to KSB to please let the family be.  It is already enough pain that they have lost their father and husband and the last thing that they need is ‘uncalled for criticism’.  Lastly, the caption on one of the articles addressing ‘White and Black matrimonial relationships, is in bad taste and totally uncalled for.  We don’t see any white or black sides of this particular case and cremation has absolutely nothing to do with Swedish cultures on deaths or burials.Please you should forthwith stop these kinds of allegations and remarks that could easily be interpreted as racial.  Living in
Sweden and interracial marriages are in fact individual choices and anyone who is uncomfortable with any of the above arrangements is free to choose otherwise.  Maggero’s personal choices should not therefore be dragged into this affair leading to generalisations that absolutely do not hold any water.
 We think it’s about time we started setting our values outside racial and gender differences if we are to make any notable progress and live peacefully in our societies.  Respect is a two-way traffic and anyone who demands respect must be able to give the same.  Please let us all learn to respect opinions and desist from seeing the gender and racial faces of opinions. PLEASE LET US ALL DO MR. MAGGERO A FAVOUR AND LET HIM REST IN PEACE….LET HIS WILL PREVAIL!!! MAY THE GOOD LORD REST MR. MAGGERO’S SOUL IN PEACE AND GIVE HIS FAMILY THE STRENGTH TO PULL THROUGH THIS VERY TRYING MOMENT. 

By,Concerned Kenyans in
Stockholm

P/S Please sign and forward this petition to all Kenyans in
Stockholm, if you share the same opinion.
 

7 Responses to “MR. MAGGERO’S PETITION”

  1. Beryl Says:
    January 14th, 2007 at 12:48 am I am in total agreement with the above concerns and forthwith sign the petition.
    Please, lets give Jaduong’ Maggero a respectful and peaceful send off!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Eunice Says:
    January 14th, 2007 at 1:34 pm I totally agree with the above petition and hope that it will make
    people think again, before presenting themselves as spokesmen for the Kenyan Community.
    According to most Cultures, be it Kenyan, Luo, Christian or Swedish, your Spouse is your next of kin, and your immediate relatives, in the late Wuod Magero’s case His wife and kids, have every right to give their beloved Father/ Husband whatever send off that suits them best.

    With all due respect, to late Mr. Maggero and his family,WEURU WECHE MANG’ENY Mr. Maggero was a beloved member of our society and will be remembered for his good heart and open mind.

  3. Faith Says:
    January 14th, 2007 at 1:58 pm Atleast someone is telliung it to the so called ’spokesmen ‘ of kenya.
    i want to assure Maggero’s wife that we are 100% supporting her.
    keep up the work liberated young kenyans.
  4. quinter Says:
    January 14th, 2007 at 2:08 pm ´my sincere condolences to The late Mageros family……….
    And to the KENYANS fighting The Late mageros will,its bad enough to loose a loved one let alone to attack the bereaved family.Let Mageros family concentrate on their grief and not in controversies about what ksb beleives should have been,…………..seemingly we tend to be more intrested in corpses than life itself.
    we need to style up people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. quinter Says:
    January 14th, 2007 at 2:09 pm By the way Viva Liberated Young Kenyans!!!!!!!
  6. Beryl Says:
    January 14th, 2007 at 2:36 pm A POINT OF INFORMATION

    As alleged in one of the articles on the KSB blog that it is impossible to contact Maggero’s wife and children on phone or otherwise, I want to inform all parties interested that I have personally called and talked to Mrs. Maggero. She answered the phone after just two rings and was quite receptive. It is therefore untrue that she has cut communication with Kenyans.

    Feel free to contact and condole the family.

  7. africanpress Says:
    January 15th, 2007 at 1:48 am We in African Press in Norway agree with the arguments in the article aboved. And we will now lift the article an puplish it for others to know.

    Lifted By Korir, African Press in Norway, APN, africanpress@chello.no

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