A deadly violence has erupted in Zambia amid the Presidential elections vote count set to come to an end on today's Sunday. In one of the videos taken at Nakonde District,a man is spotted firing live bullets at those who were cheering the victory of a patriotic Front Parliamentary Candidate.
The government recently banned political rallies that seemed divisive and caused rise in tensions in the country. This is after a series of meetings and rallies led by the deputy president and/or his allies all over the country. Many of them, according to the head of public service Joseph Kinyua, have been full of hate speech and promoted division and chaos in the country after two people died in Murang'a following a church function the DP attended. This has therefore been a direct attack to the DP and his hustler
Since the outbreak of COVID 19 in Kenya in March 2019, several measures were put in place to curb the spread of the disease. This include suspension of in person meetings and learning, the introduction of dawn to dusk curfew and restriction on public gatherings. This measures did not go down well with most Kenyans as the police brutally executed the orders.
Below is a list of directives that have been given by the National Security and Advisory Board which will affect politicians, mainstream media and social media users. Directives by the NSAC That All Public Meetings and Public Processions Shall Be Held in Strict Compliance with Section 5 of the Public Order Act, Cap. 56 Laws of Kenya. The convenor or any person intending to hold a Public Meeting or a Public Procession shall: a) Notify the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) of such intent at least three days but
On Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a nationwide curfew from 7pm to 5am starting Today as measure to combat spread of coronavirus. “We have taken these basic measures to protect the life and health of our citizens. If these actions are deemed inadequate, we shall take more drastic measures to ensure the rights of our citizens to life and property are maintained. Persons not authorised to move shall be prohibited within these hours,” the President said. The Public Order Act states that “Any pe
Ruiru MP ,Simon Kingara has sponsored a bill in the national assembly that seeks to have demonstrators held accountable for any loss or damage of property during any demonstration. Simon Kingara "The Bill seeks to amend the Public Order Act to make provision for organizers of public meetings or public procession leading to loss of property, life or earnings to take responsibility for the loss and compensate the affected persons." Memorandum of Objects and Reasons of the bill read. Today the bill was read for
CS Fred Matiangi has threatened to shut down media outlets ahead of the 2022 elections. While speaking on Sunday October 21 in Ol Kalou, the CS claimed that he is committed to apply the Public Order Act and shut down media houses that would be exploited by politicians to foment divisiveness ahead of the general elections.
Deputy President William Ruto has had a series of brainstorming meetings at his Karen residence every evening since Thursday, when police crushed his planned public meeting in Nyamira, to map out ways of circumventing the Public Order Act invoked by the National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) to lower the political temperature. Stung by the security agency’s bold move, the DP quickly summoned his trusted lieutenants, who include elected politicians and other advisers, to weigh the options at his disposal.
Photo courtesy Tensions between the president and his deputy is threatening to tear the Jubilee Party into half if nothing is done to address the simmering tensions between the two groups. But for the deputy President Dr. William Ruto, it seems what he requires more is to stick to the party till 2022 if what has befallen him of late is anything to hold on . The past two weeks have been a nightmare to the country's second in command. Politically speaking round one Secretary general of the jubilee party Raphael
The curfew was imposed on January 25 to complement efforts to end bandit attacks.
The government through Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has disclosed a plan they intend to do ahead of 2022 elections as a way of curbing political leaders who likes intimidating their contesters using hate speech. The Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i while speaking during the launch of a local station in Ol Kalou, Nyandarua County, he stated that he is ready to invoke the Public Order Act by shutting down all media outlets that will be used by politicians to spread hate speech and tribalism ahead of the elections.
The Court of law has blocked the law enforcers from using excessive force while enforcing curfew.It has also ordered Mr. Hillary Mutyambai the Inspector General of Police to draft curfew guidelines in the next 48 hours. On Monday the ruling Judge Justice Korir ordered that the police officers on patrol must stop using excessive force or harass anyone during the curfew.Justice Korir further directed The Inspector General to draft guidelines on the conduct of police during curfew in major daily newspaper
On Sunday, October 24, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i threatened to shut down media outlets. Matiang'i stated during the launch of a local station in Ol Kalou, Nyandarua County, that he is ready to use the Public Order Act to shut down media outlets that politicians will use to spread hate speech and tribalism ahead of the elections.
Since his planned meeting at Nyamira county was stopped by police where he had been invited by a group of Boda Boda riders for a fundraising event, Dp Ruto has been kept off from meeting the 'hustlers' for the better part of this week. Ruto is however a brilliant politician and he will probably reason out with his lieutenants on how they can circumvent the Public Order Act that was recently invoked by the National Advisory Security Committee (NSAC) in curbing public gatherings in the country. In a cabinet meeting
The Kenyan Government is on the spot over the rampant and continued human rights violations meted on the people indiscriminately in the guise of controlling the spread of Covid-19. According to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), tough government restrictions have also made it harder for victims of human rights abuses to report the abuses and seek redress. In a statement seen by Opera News, ICJ Kenya Chairperson Kelvin Mogeni said that the National Police Service and the Ministry of Interior,