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Just IN: Father Of 6-Month-Old Girl Subjected To #FGM To Remain In Custody💪🏽
#Kenyan: A couple who subjected their 6-month-old daughter to female genital mutilation in Leparua, Isiolo North, last week had rushed her to a local hospital with a severe fever before she was sent to ImageImage
Isiolo Referral Hospital, where health workers discovered that she had been “cut”.
Ms Linda Kiruki, a clinical officer at Isiolo Referral who handled the case, said the #child had a deep wound and her genitals were covered with tea leaves to ostensibly reduce bleeding.
before Isiolo Chief Magistrate Lucy Mutai, Ms Kiruki said the child’s clitoris had been cut and that the labia majora had a deep wound that showed the illegal procedure was carried out with a blunt object.
“The child cried uncontrollably while we assessed the wound. The severe
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#childabuse: A Nine-Year-Old Girl Set To Give Birth In #Zimbabwe 😭
Recall the painful death of 14-year-old Anna Machaya (in the pix) while giving birth in a #church shrine in July 2021, a 9-year-old #girl (Grade 3 Pupil) has been admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) as Image
she is 33 weeks pregnant and expected to give birth by caesarean section this November.
She was just 8 when she fell pregnant, and is being monitored by a team of specialist doctors and nurses owing to the delicate nature of the pregnancy.
She has refused to give police the name
of her abuser though shockingly, her 29-year-old father claimed that the goblins🤷🏾 visited the 9-year-old #girl on the nights only when her mother was away from home and inserted things into her privates. The police believe she's being threatened!
There are only 6 known cases in ImageImage
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#Kenyan / #British / #Indian twitter - please boost! A Kenyan Asian family were evicted from their #Nairobi home (now demolished!) by a group of men who flashed a court order and threw belongings outside, #stealing some, after beating up the guard. Thread 🧵 #KenyaLandGrab
A British citizen who has lived in Kenya for 50 years was evicted suddenly from his home in suspicious circumstances on 4th November 2022, with valuable items being stolen. The house has been demolished now too! #KenyaLandGrab
An auctioneer by the name of Baraza + 30 people carrying crow bars and machetes descended on the property situated in Westlands at around 12:30pm. They broke in, climbing over the gate and through the neighbours fence and entered the compound. #KenyaLandGrab
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*KikoRomeo x Peter & Black *

Kenya-Sudan Creative Collabo
_Aug 2021_

This collaboration came about when Ann McCreath of KikoRomeo had the immense privilege of mentoring designers in Khartoum under the #ModaConnects program. She met the Peter & Black founder *** there. ImageImageImageImage
Sudanese creatives just want to focus on their futures and have an enabling environment to express themselves freely and connect to others globally.
Sudan is filled with immense knowledge and artistry which is little known globally. Our collabo is an informal, impromptu attempt to shine a light on the positivity amongst creatives in Sudan to embrace new worlds. We all pray that this will soon be possible for many more people.
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#Kenya's authorities should amend measures requiring everyone seeking government services to be fully vaccinated.

Only about 10% of adults in Kenya are vaccinated.…
Over 80% of the world’s vaccines have gone to G20 countries, whereas low-income nations have received just 0.6% of all vaccines.…
The #Kenyan government should not make the Kenyan people pay for the vicious, inhuman policies of the EU, UK & other rich governments that have been blocking wider production of vaccines during a global pandemic.

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#Somalia’s Finance state minister Mohamud Hayir Ibrahim has accused a #Canadian journalist and a non-governmental organisation of hacking his email and plotting to kill him, amid investigations into illegal fishing in the country’s Indian Ocean coastline. @NationAfrica
Mr Ibrahim has asked the #Kenyan courts to issue orders barring #Canadian journalist Jay Bahadur and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (Giato) from investigating him over illegal fishing along #Somalia’s coastline.
Through Giato, Mr Bahadur last month published an investigative report on the vice, and it pointed to several government officials, including Mr Ibrahim, in aiding illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Indian Ocean. #Somalia
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My third paper for @GI_TOC has gone live today.

It details illegal fishing practices in #Somalia and the capture of state institutions by illicit networks. (thread)

Many thanks to @ian_urbina // @OutlawOcean and @C4ADS for their assistance!…
The report presents three case studies to illustrate the intersection between illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing networks and state corruption:
#1 - The environmentally destructive operations of gillnetters of Iranian origin off the #Puntland coast, abetted by a network of local agents and fisheries ministry officials.
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Beyond thrilled to have been awarded a *renewal* for my @NIH_LRP award!!!!!! Story time (on #privilege and #perseverance)

#medtwitter #academictwitter #blackinSTEM 1/
As a first-generation #Kenyan American, raised in #Kenya and very much an #African child (if you know you know), a #doctor is very much what I was going to be from the time I was born. 😋 (thankfully, also a marrying of my love of science and taking care of people!) 2/
So it was to my parents’ incredible delight when I got accepted to #medicalschool, never having... basically... known someone who had done so, in the US anyway. #firstgen #firstgeneration (yes, this story has a comical peak, wait for it...) 3/
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WILLIAM RUTO: If you cannot trust your child with an #education system that you are supervising, who else can trust it. All my children do the #Kenyan education system. #NBSPeopleAndPower #Interview
WILLIAM RUTO: I do not fit in any of the stereotype descriptions. I do not have much of a family name, neither do I belong to the largest community in Kenya, nor have the financial muscle. That is the Kenya of yesteryear. Today we have a different #Kenya. #NBSPeopleAndPower
RUTO: You cannot execute a national assignment using ethnic tools. You cannot run a national agenda using an ethnic vehicle. That is why you should safeguard the foundation of #NRM, and all other parties - they should all work to have a national constituency. #NBSPeopleAndPower
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The Gulf is the most dangerous place in the world to find work for migrant domestic workers. The 2.5 million-strong domestic workforce is particularly vulnerable to widespread physical & sexual abuse & having passports & salaries withheld by employers…
“Only a broken leg allowed Shani Hassan* to escape to #Kenya when she took a job in #Saudi Arabia just before the ban was put in place. She was allowed to sleep for only two hours a night, and given little more than noodles to eat.”
“After more than a year of abuse, her employer’s son threw Hassan down the stairs, breaking her leg, leaving her unable to work. Finally, she was allowed to go home.”
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The Judges have arrived and Day 5 of the #NIIMS hearing is commencing with appearances - follow us here for live updates
Respondents say that they would like to start with Dr Karanja Kibicho's evidence, as he has to travel this evening. After that Ms Ochieng PS ICT is due to testify
PS Interior Dr Karanja Kibicho takes the stand and is sworn in
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This man (photo) is Zakariye, ex-Head of Al-Shabaab Intelligence. He orchestrated many attacks including the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Now, he works for the Somali Govt & is protected by his cousin @M_Farmaajo. I understand he regularly travels to Nairobi & often visits Westgate.
Few months after the Westgate attack I travelled to Somalia to report from inside Al-Shabaab training camp where the militants were training hundreds of fighters.
Zakariye was praised for 'succeeding the Westgate project'.
I wonder what Westgate victims would think that the man who masterminded such an attack visits the same Shopping Mall to socialise and I am told that he enjoys having a sugared Cappuccino.
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By @PressTV
U.S. military campaign in #Somalia could take seven more years to complete: Report
By @telesurenglish
#CubanDoctors assigned to the 3 #Kenyan counties bordering Somalia have been temporarily brought to Nairobi. The driver who drove the doctors on the day of the kidnapping will be detained for investigations.

Via @oskarteleSUR
By @telesurenglish
#Kenyan officials reported all Cuban doctors deployed along the border with #Somalia are being evacuated following the kidnapping last week of two #CubanDoctors.
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#Ethiopia: @PMEthiopia indicates there has been a plane crash involving @flyethiopian "Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning." The office extended it’s condolences to the families who lost their lives. But, there is no corresponding info as of yet.
Update: FanaBC confirms the news. "Ethiopian airline Boeing 337 flight from Addis Abeba to Nairobi crashed," the headline says. The news provides no further detail other than the quote from the PM office

**NOTE: AS is informed the accident did happen…
Update: It's confirmed. The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from AA, Bole Intl Airport & lost contact at 08:44am. It crashed around Bishoftu. It has 149 passengers & 8 crew members.… (Pic: Profile).
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A thread re police extra-judicial execution.
Over the years the Kenya Police has acquired a dubious distinction of being the source of insecurity instead of providing security. In many instance, to many Kenyan’s the police represent a clear, and imminent danger to the lives.
But the transformation from the source of security into a bastion of insecurity didn’t occur overnight, and neither did it come as a surprise; it was an inevitable outcome of multiple factors.
Before the 2010 constitution, the police was at the beck and call of the executive, which used it as a tool of coercion. The executive used the police however deemed fit to meet its political ends.
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My novel #TailoftheBlueBird has a fictional #Kenyan character called #Gawana who has run away from home to escape #British brutality. He's a vital sub character for me, but I'm often asked by Euro-readers who notice him: how is that possible? Nothing bad happened in Kenya! Well..
You can read more about things like the #DilutionTechnique used by the Brits to 'subdue' the #Kikuyu in this @guardian piece:… Other sources reveal varied sexual assaults, which echo in my story Scotch Bonnets from #TheCityWillLoveYou. Writers hide research
Writers hide a whole lot of research, but it's those snippets from history that add ballast to our work. It's why I always say a book is the beginning of a conversation (more on that later) and as readers we can always do more. In fact I think I love being a reader more... #books
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