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Kikuyu people, thank you for bringing good things to your people

Posted by African Press International on January 7, 2008

A new comment on the post #3197 “The Kikuyus pay more taxes than any other community in Kenya”
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Author : Maria Johnson (IP: 213.78.48.93 , 213-78-48-93.ppp.onetel.net.uk)

Commentary:
God Bless all the Kikuyu people and I want to say thank you for working so hard to bring good things to your people.

This is the first time I have heard about you. I accidently found this page doing a search on Kenya and trying to figure out what is going on there. I think I understand it now after research…and I know you have nothing to do with what is happening.

Thank you again and keep holding to Kenya.

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Kenya: We should love one another, and not think on tribal lines.

Posted by African Press International on January 7, 2008

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Author : Emali Wanyama (IP: 75.40.158.136 , adsl-75-40-158-136.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Commentary:
Alce Mim,
Thank you so much for your comment. You are the one person talking sense here. Many of us, myself included have forgotten that we are all God’s children, made in His image, and that we should love one another, and not think on tribal lines.

May God help us, and may we all listen to the Holy Spirit pleading with us to love and not to hate, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Do you want Raila’s supporters to be allowed to create mayhem?

Posted by African Press International on January 7, 2008

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Author : Emali Wanyama (IP: 75.40.158.136 , adsl-75-40-158-136.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)

Commentary:
Rev. Otura Okoth,
If you are indeed a reverend, which God do you serve? Jehovah or some other god.

Who has Kibaki or his government killed? What excessive force was used? How would you as a pastor of a church feel if your people are locked in your church and burnt to death?

Or do you want Raila’s supporters to be allowed to create mayhem as they ran around the whole country killing people of certain tribes.

Go back to Bible school Rev., read your Bible and preach peace, not hatred!

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A call for dialogue

Posted by African Press International on January 7, 2008

ThePresident’s message released by state house PPS

The need for dialogue is so great that president Kibaki has seen the need to call for tightening of security. He calls for deployment of more police in areas that has seen the highest deathrate.

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PPS story

Nairobi, January 03, 2008

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President Mwai Kibaki addressing a press conference on the current political situation in the country at State House, Nairobi.

President warns perpetrators of violence, calls for dialogue

President Mwai Kibaki has assured wananchi that the Government is doing everything possible to ensure the security of all Kenyans and warned those who continue to violate the law that they will face its full force.

Saying he was deeply disturbed by the senseless violence instigated by some leaders in pursuit of their personal political agendas, President Kibaki urged the public to remain calm as the Government continues with its efforts to restore law and order.

Kenya cannot be threaten by anyone and we will not allow those breaking the law to continue, President Kibaki said.

The Head of State was speaking today at State House Nairobi where he said he was ready to have dialogue with concerned parties once the nation is calm and the political temperatures are lowered enough for constructive and productive engagement.

He condemned the unnecessary loss of lives, destruction of property and displacement of innocent wananchi from their homes, especially women and children.

I will soon be visiting the affected areas to join fellow Kenyans in the healing and reconciliation process, President Kibaki said.

President Kibaki reiterated his commitment and duty to protect the lives and property of all Kenyans and to ensure that the country is governed by the rule of law that applies to all irrespective of their status.

Noting that in the last few days he has continuously appealed for peace and restraint, the President thanked those who have heeded his call, especially those who have taken the initiative to bring about peace and reconciliation in the country.

President Kibaki said the elections were free and fair and asked those who were dissatisfied by the results to seek redress from the law courts.

We held elections which were free and fair and anyone who is dissatisfied has a right to seek redress from the law courts but killing innocent women and children is not the right way to go, the Head of State said.

The President, once again, appealed to all young people to reject any attempts by politicians to use them to harm their fellow Kenyans, saying this is their country and harming their fellow citizens and willfully destroying property is destroying their own future.

He reiterated his personal commitment to lead the nation in healing and reconciliation, saying his office was open to all Kenyans of goodwill whose desire is to have a united, peaceful, and stable Kenya.

The President reminded all leaders that they have an obligation to respect and uphold the countrys constitution and its laws.

He said the leaders also have an obligation to uphold and protect the rights of every Kenyan to live, work and own property anywhere in the country, adding that it is their duty to ensure that these rights are protected and upheld throughout the nation.

As we seek avenues of bringing back peace and calm to this country, I am appealing to you to demonstrate your respect for this country and its institutions by restraining yourselves and your supporters from engaging in unlawful activities, President Kibaki said.

President Kibaki stressed that no one has a right to deny Kenyans the right to live or own property in any part of the country, adding that the Government will remain firm in ensuring all Kenyans are protected.

The Head of State directed the Police Commissioner to increase the number of police hotlines for wananchi to report any suspicious activities that may lead to acts of lawlessness.

He also directed the countrys security services to be vigilant and deal firmly with all perpetrators of criminal activities, saying the Government is providing food and other humanitarian requirements to all those displaced by the violence.

The military has been entrusted with the execution of this important responsibility. I convey my deepest condolences and sympathies to the relatives of all the innocent persons who have lost their lives, President Kibaki said.

The President urged all Kenyans to work together as brothers and sisters in seeking lasting peace and unity for the country.

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Talks held in State House Nairobi

Posted by African Press International on January 7, 2008

President Kibaki and USAssistant Secretary for African Affairs met to discus a possible way outof the crisis that has robbedKenya of about 360 people killed due to the disputed results.

Mwai Kibaki has been sworn in and there is no point to continue demonstrating but instead leaders should sit down and talk to each other and find ways and means to bring stability back as soon as possible.

Instead of seeing the point and initiating a peaceful solution, Raila Odinga who so much in need of this presidency is bringing in the issue of Mungiki in an effort to get international symphaty. Many people who have been killed took place in areas where no Mungiki soul has been seen. So what is Raila talking about? To bring more fear to the Kenyan people?

The problem we see here are Raila’s western contacts – the diplomats in Nairobi.They give him advice at night in their efforts to scare the Kenya government into giving in and Kibaki to relinquish power to Raila.

A government of National Unity is the answer for all the problems raging in Kenya and the president must do this as soon as possible.

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PPS story

Nairobi, January 05, 2008

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President Mwai Kibaki with the US Assistant secretary of State for African Affairs, Dr. Jendayi Frazer when she called on him at State House, Nairobi.

President holds talks with US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs

President Mwai Kibaki today met the US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Dr. Jendayi Frazer at State House Nairobi to discuss the current political situation in the country.

During the meeting, President Kibaki and Dr. Frazer agreed that all efforts should be made towards ensuring that the politically instigated violence is urgently brought to an end and affected families are assisted to resume normal life.

Dr. Frazer commended President Kibaki for reaching out to the opposition in order to stop the violence and called on all parties involved to embrace dialogue as a way out of the current situation.

The US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs said by extending an olive branch to the opposition, President Kibaki had shown his commitment to ending the political impasse that the country was currently experiencing.

She expressed optimism that all concerned parties will work together towards restoring normalcy in Kenya.

On his part, President Kibaki reiterated his readiness to work with all involved parties in addressing the political situation.

The President said he was ready to form a Government of National Unity that would not only unite Kenyans but would also help in the healing and reconciliation process.

Present were ministers Raphael Tuju and Justice and Martha Karua and US Ambassador Michael E. Ranneberger among others.

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