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Kenya: Call for redoubled efforts to end cycle of violence in Moyale and neighbouring areas

Posted by African Press International on September 18, 2013

A non governmental organization has asked the government to move fast and end the bloodletting in northern Kenya.
International Center for POlicy and Conflict (ICPC) said the ongoing  violence and security crisis in Moyale and neighboring Counties is a significant test for Kenya government.
The violence  has so far claimed more than 10 lives and displaced many others.
The organization is now calling on Kenyan authorities to firmly tackle the underlying causes leading to repeated outbreaks of deadly violence in Moyale and neighboring areas.
In a press statement signed by Ndungu Wainaina, the NGO said the government of Kenya has not only failed to protect vulnerable groups, but has created a dangerous culture of impunity that fuels endemic human rights violations.
”All concerned should redouble their efforts to put an immediate end to the cycle of violence, which is putting thousands of lives at risk and threatening the social stability of the whole area”, read the press statement.
It further suggested that ethnic hatred must not be allowed to keep fomenting in Kenya. ”We urged the Government of Kenya to take all the legal appropriate measures to immediately stop the ethnic violence, to protect the victims, and to avoid the repetition of such killings in the future”. it asserted.
ICPC pointed out that in the absence of a principled, determined and robust response from the government of Kenya, manifested in strong enforcement of law, communities will feel that they can vent their frustrations and inter-communal hostilities with impunity.
Equally, those who incite such violence will feel empowered to continue doing so, in the knowledge that they will face no consequences from the state.
The security forces also must act within the law, and they must be even-handed in their treatment when responding to outbreaks of violence in the affected area, the statement read.
 ICPC also in its statement  called on the Government to bring the full force of the law to bear against those responsible for inciting violence.

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Kenya: Kisumu County Assembly approves Executive Nominees for appointment

Posted by African Press International on June 3, 2013

Members of Kisumu County Assembly have approved 10 executive cabinet nominees for the appointment by the Governor Jack Ranguma.

The members adopted the vetting report table before the assembly by the Leader of Majority Samuel Ong’ou after the Speaker Mrs. Anne Adul revoked Standing Order No. 60 following a stand-off among the members. - Kisumu County Assembly in Kenya – Kisumu County Assembly in Kenya

This was after members could not come to the agreement over the standing order for adopting the report tabled.

The cabinet nominees who underwent vetting by the county vetting committee chaired by the speaker of the County Assembly had earlier found two nominees unsuitable to hold the dockets.

Mohammed Hannif Rana and George Okoth who were nominated for industrialization, Enterprise and Transport and Information, Communication and Planning Development were found unsuitable by the vetting panel over their capability.

However the two have the members of the assembly to thank for after they went for voting through division method.

Despite section of the members raised concern over regional balance and exclusion of people living with disability the nominees report was overwhelming passed 100 percent. The County Assembly has 35 ward representatives exclusion of 9 nominated members whose fate still lies in the court.

According to report tabled before the house gender balance was not well observed as per the vetting committee.

The cabinet nominees approved for appointment in various dockets include Joseph Okal (Treasury), Dr. Barack Abonyo (Water, Energy and Natural Resources) Dr. Rose Omondi Kisia (Commerce, Tourism and Heritage, Roda Aonobadha (Environment Management), Elizabeth Ogaja (Health Services) Dr Stephene Orot ( Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries).

Other nominees are Jenifer Okere (Education, Youth, Culture and Social Services), Eng Vincet Kodera physical planning roads and public works, George Okoth Communication Planning and Development), and Hanif Rana ( Industrialization, Enterprise and Transport Development).

Margrate Mbuya was also approved to be appointed to County Assembly Service Board.

However, the speaker directed the vetting panel to submit the adoption report of nominees to the Governor appropriately and immediately for appointment.



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