Will this be the end of Birth tourism?

23rd January 2020

The US has slapped a ban on the so called “birth tourism” where pregnant women travel to America to give birth. They take advantage of the American Constitution which provides that anyone born in America automatically becomes a US citizen.  That way, the ‘aliens’ are able to obtain the US citizenship for their kids.  Implementing […]

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What will Kenya national government spend money on in FY 2020/2021?

23rd January 2020

This is the second article under the BPS series. The first article was published by our staff writer Lucas Love.  In this article we are proving an highlight of the priorities of national government in Financial year 2020/2021 and for the next three years.  Highlights National government is planning to roll out Universal Healthcare coverage […]

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What is in the Kenya draft Budget Policy Statement 2020/2021?

22nd January 2020

The Budget Policy Statement (BPS) is one of the national government budgeting and planning document which contains 3Ps and 1 C. That is, performance, priorities, projections and ceilings. This is the first Budget Policy Statement produced under the new CS Amb. Ukur Yatani since he was recently nominated to this position. In this blog article, […]

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Iranian politician announces a $3 million reward for “whoever kills Trump”

22nd January 2020

An Iranian politician in a fiery speech has announced a $3 million reward for “whoever kills Donald Trump” as a revenge for ordering the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani early via a US drone strike.  Ahmad Hamzeh, speaker of parliament from central Kerman province (Soleimani’s home province) made the announcement when he spoke to […]

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Japanese Minister took a two weeks paternity leave and that has become an issue

18th January 2020

Shinjiro Koizumi, 38, Japan’s Environment Minister and son of former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi recently announced that he is taking a two weeks paternity leave and his countrymen are surprised by that move.  Koizumi is the first Minister to commit to such leave. Japan is a conservative country where people do not value a […]

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Three Scottish brothers break the world record by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in 35 days

18th January 2020

Three brothers have just broken the world record rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.  The brothers Ewan (27) Jamie (26), and Lachlan (21) started their journey from La Gomera, Canary Islands on December 12, rowed covered 3,000 miles arrived in Antigua, Caribbean after 35 days. The three are the very first 3 brothers to row across […]

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Deaf man sues porn hub for producing content which is difficult for him to enjoy

17th January 2020

A deaf man has sued Pornhub over violation of a federal law in the making of their videos. Yaroslav Suris, accused pornhub of violating the rights of deaf people their rights to enjoy porn content. They find the videos hard to enjoy and the plaintiff accused the company of his rights and those of others. […]

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Russian PM and the entire cabinet resign over President Putin’s plan to cling to power indefinitely

16th January 2020

Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia as well as the entire cabinet have resigned following plans by President Vladimir Put to make changes to the Constitution with the intention of remaining in power indefinitely. Putin communicated his planned changes during his speech to parliament. He also plans to increase powers of parliament but maintain a […]

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Viral new flex challenge, can you try?

12th January 2020

In the past, we’ve seen and possibly participated on challenges such as ice bucket, chair challenge and cinnamon challenge.  Now there is a new flex challenge for you and me and it is said to be the most difficult to undertake despite looking simple.   Watch the video below on Jax Kranitz’s IG for guidance:  https://www.instagram.com/p/B7EPXSZnxAQ/

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Northern Ireland Assembly sits for the first time in 3 years

12th January 2020

The Northern Ireland Assembly (devolved unit of United Kingdom) sat for for the first time in the last three years.  This followed the signing of a British-Irish agreement towards restoring Stormont (refers to parliament buildings in Northern Ireland).  The assembly commenced at 1 PM and the speakers and deputies were elected.  Read the more about […]

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Police foiled a terror attack in Mandera County

12th January 2020

Daily Nation has reported that police foiled a terror attack on a police post in Mandera County from suspected Al Shabaab terror group.  The terrorist targeted a telecommunication post but when they failed to bring it down, they shifted their target to Olla Police Post.  “Mandera has borne the brunt of Al-Shabaab militants due to […]

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family

12th January 2020

View this post on Instagram “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to […]

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Tsai Ing-Wen re-elected in Taiwan in rebuke to China

12th January 2020

Tsai-Wen, the leader of Taiwanese party which campaigned against unification of Taiwan with China has been re-elected in landslide victory.  The Guardian newspaper of United Kingdom reported that she was voted by 8 million people which is the largest number of votes ever received since Taiwan started engaging in direct elections in 1996.  Tsai is […]

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Diego the tortoise helped save his species

12th January 2020

A tortoise by the name Diego helped safe his species from extinction by having hundreds of children and now will be returned to Galapagos Islands after spending more than 20 years in bondage.  Diego was known for being prolific in having sex during his captivity to save his species. He is one of the few […]

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British Ambassador in Tehran arrested for inciting protesters

12th January 2020

The British Ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, was arrested last night by Iranian authorities and was accused of incitement.  According to the Daily Mail newspaper, the protesters were calling for Ayatollah RESIGNS and called for regime change.  The British ambassador to Tehran took photos as the protesters clashed with the police before he was arrested.  […]

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Mason Greenwood has now scored 4 league goals this season

11th January 2020

https://twitter.com/gibkerosi/status/1216048632174194688

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The 34-years-old full-back, Ashley Young has agreed personal terms with Internazionale, a contract until June 2021.

11th January 2020

BREAKING – The 34-years-old full-back, Ashley Young has agreed personal terms with Internazionale, a contract until June 2021. Talks ongoing with Manchester United to finalize the deal immediately. (Fabrizio Romano) pic.twitter.com/PdEi8JBwR6 — Gibson Kerosi (@gibkerosi) January 11, 2020

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Maximum available resources

11th January 2020

States have an obligation to use the maximum available resources to ensure people enjoy economic, social and cultural rights.  The phrase “maximum available resources” refer to those resources available within the state and those available from international community, technical assistance and private resources.   

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Claiming women’s economic, social and cultural rights

11th January 2020

Lawyers and activists have a role to play in promoting women’s rights through use of Public Interest Litigation aka PIL.  Strategic litigation can be used as a tool in advocacy. Women have always been paid less or not paid at all and their careers are interrupted by child-rearing.  It is interesting to note that women […]

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Kenyans not impressed by changes in NHIF guidelines

11th January 2020

Recently, National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) acting boss sent out an internal memo with changes on guidelines to be implemented. A majority of Kenyans raised concerns with two particular items: Only one spouse will be covered;  Only 5 children will be covered by one policy Kenyans have described the new changes in guidelines as draconian, […]

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