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Kenya: Leaders in Naivasha opposed to blanket pay package for police officers who fail the vetting process

Posted by African Press International on December 4, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA, Kenya 

Religious leaders and Members of Country Assembly from the Naivasha Sub-County have opposed blanket pay package for police officers who will be rejected in the vetting exercise.

Speaking to journalists in Naivasha led by Bishop Joseph Wambugu of the Family Care international, the leaders said those found unfit to be in office should be sacked without any pay.

On their part the Members of Country Assembly led by Lakeview county representative Simon
Wanango called for vetting of Inspector General David Kimaiyo.

The Members of Country Assembly also called for the vetting of three deputies police officers (regular police), Grace Kaindi, (Administration Police Samuel Arachi) and CID boss Ndegwa Muhoro as the law requires.

Jointly at a press briefing they said the process targeted all officers as the exercise aimed was investigating on the suitability of all officers in the force.

Earlier National Police Service Commission chairman Johnston Kavuludi had said labour laws require that any employee who resigns or is forced to leave be paid his or her dues

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku had said Treasury would release funds for those found unfit to serve or resign would be compensated.

According to CS the package pay included for those over 50 who would receive their retirement money and one month salary for every year they served and those below who would receive only gratuity.

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USA: What Pennsylvania Residents Must Know About Angel’s Law

Posted by African Press International on August 8, 2013

Pennsylvania has been on the back foot as far as animal laws and issues are concerned. The alarming number of animal cruelty cases in the commonwealth must be taken seriously by lawmakers. The general consensus is that only by enforcing stringent laws on animal abuse can we hope to deter violent individuals from committing heinous acts. Angel’s law – a landmark bill – aims to increase the grading for all offenses related to animal cruelty to misdemeanor offenses.

What exactly does the bill propose?

Bill no.760 – Angel’s Law – amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), and proposes raising summary offenses conducted under Section 511 (Cruelty to Animals) to a misdemeanor 3. The legislation also moves up the grading for the offense of killing, maiming or disfiguring a domestic animal or fowl, from a second degree misdemeanor to a first degree misdemeanor. Offenses committed subsequently would be deemed a felony of the third degree.

The bill also gives police and humane society officers the means and tools to charge offenders. This power can be useful in bringing abusers to light and discouraging them from attempting such acts. By acting as a strong deterrent against animal cruelty, Angel’s Law can protect the rights of innocent creatures.

An overview of changes

The proposed changes are described under different sub-sections of 5511.

–         Anyone found guilty of the acts described under section (a) – killing, maiming, poisoning or disfiguring domestic and zoo animals – can face a fine of no less than $500 or $1000. Depending on the offense, offenders can also be awarded a 2-year jail sentence.

–         Actions involving the sale or coloring of rabbits under two months of age or fowl under one month of age will be considered a misdemeanor of the third degree.

–         Individuals found guilty of intentional cruelty to animals under care – veterinary or otherwise – will face third-degree misdemeanor charges.

–         A misdemeanor of third degree also applies to the selling or using of disabled horses, transportation of animals in a cruel manner, or riding/leading/working oxen, mules, horses or mares for more than 15 hours in a 20-hour period.

–         Individuals found guilty of cutting the whole or part of a dog’s ear or vocal chords will face a third degree misdemeanor charge

–         A misdemeanor of the third degree will also apply to individuals found guilty of maiming or killing homing pigeons, and skinning and selling/buying pelts of cats and dogs.

By showing your support for this crucial legislation, you can help ensure a peaceful co-existence between humans and animals.

 

Written by Jen Buck – Animal Rights Activists and PAWS Supporter – http://phillypaws.org

 

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Lawyer for Nyando petioner has no certificate

Posted by African Press International on July 25, 2013

  • BY JEFF OTIENO.

Kisumu High court witnessed a rare drama this week when it emerged that a lawyerrepresenting Nyando election petitioner Jared Okello doesn’t have a practicing certificate.Okello went to court early April on alleged grounds that the incumbent Mp Fred Outas victory was shrouded with election malpractices.

Pascal Odhiambo the lawyer victim was conspicuously absent when the presiding judgeAggrey Muchelule ruled that all the applications done by him during the trial period be srtuck off with costs.However both parties will brace for 45 minutes each of submission before Muchelule on 8th August next month.

Its imperative to note that the lawyer who filed the case Bruce Odeny is different from Pascal Odhiambo who has been arguing the case. The press could not however immediately establish whether the duo who are based in Kisumu are from the same law firm.

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Kenya: Cameraman based in Busia County assaulted by police officers

Posted by African Press International on July 12, 2013

  • By GODFREY WAMALWA, -API in KENYA

A cameraman with Kenya Broadcasting Corporation based in Busia county was assaulted yesterday by Busia police officers.

Josephat Okiria who was covering learning activities at Railway Academy in Busia was assaulted by the school head Mrs. Lilian Juma as he tried to collect the footage. The camera worth sh150,000 was shattered.

The reporter was on his duty covering teachers strike as an industrial court issued an order to have teachers back in class.

According to the reporter who was accompanied by his colleague from west fm radio Caren Papai, they raised an alarm where officer in charge of crime Moses Kameli  working at Malaba police came in and gun pointed at the reporters to stop covering the school.

The journalist was arrested and placed in custody at Malaba police station but were denied a chance to file a report or any statement by the said officer. They were later released on a free bond.

According to sources, the officer had earlier engaged in love affair with the school head, an issue which residents have called upon Inspector General David Kimaiyo and Director of public prosecution to move in.

When area OCPD Lucas Ongari was reached for comment, the officer said no journalist has been arrested and he is not aware of the incident.

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Kenya: A Swiss National arrested while making a pornographic movie – girls were having sex with a dog in Mombasa

Posted by African Press International on May 11, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA 

Twelve women among them a foreigner have been arrested in Nyali, Mombasa after they were found shooting a pornographic movie with a dog.

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The women and the foreigner who police identified as a Swiss national were arrested at an apartment in Nyali and cameras used in the shoot were also confiscated from the scene.

Kisauni DCIO Shadrack Juma said the apartment operates as a brothel and police raided the place last night following a tip-off.

He added that the Swiss national arrived in the country as a tourist two days ago and is believed to have been engaging in the pornography business.

He said the eleven women and the foreigner arraigned in court where they will be charged with engaging in unnatural acts.

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Kenya: Woman involved in carjacking arrested

Posted by African Press International on May 9, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA 

Police ion Naivasha have arrested a woman who was involved during a carjacking incident and robbing a popular TV show comedians of ‘ Tahidi High’.

During the incident a carjacker who fell asleep while guarding his victim after his accomplices left to withdrew money using his ATM card was shot by police.

The thug had drank too much and fell asleep giving a room to the victim, a taxi driver Macharia Githogori, to untie himself and flee.

Macharia said that the thug had robbed the actors some alcohol and started drinking it before falling asleep and started to snore.

Naivasha Deputy OCPD Paul Korir said that the suspects were cornered by police at Malewa lodge in Naivasha through a tip off from a mobile services provider trying to commit a robbery.

Korir said that some of her accomplices managed to escape after spoting the presences of police officers in the compound and had launched a manhunt for them.

The police boss said that the suspect a woman will also face other charges of killing Githunguri District commissioner James Hungi Mugwe in Kiambu.

 

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