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@silverstoneair would like everyone to move on after their runway excursion at Wilson Airport, that there is "nothing to see here". Their post-incident attitude and response suggests otherwise. Corporate culture impacts everything, including aircraft air-worthiness.
More than 2 hours after the incident, they tweeted that "The passengers and crew have all safely disembarked..."

That's quite the stretch from reality.

In reality, 4 passengers were transferred to hospital, 2 with serious injuries, 1 of which required a call out for blood needed for her immediate stabilization and subsequent major surgery.
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let's have a discussion about rogue government officials now robbing our businesses...

Hey Jackson, Please don't share or reveal my identity. I have been robbed my source of living by Government officials.

cc: @DCI_Kenya , @ODPP_KE @KenyaPolice3 #KOTLoyals #KOT
2) i am a 25 yr old single Mum and i run a Clothes shop in a Mall. This week, some People raided our shops and they claimed to be from Anti Counterfeit Agency ( @ACAKenya ) and Kenya Police (Uniformed). ( @KenyaPolice3 )
3) They ransacked my Shop and told me that i was selling fakes brand name Bags, shoes, clothes and Perfumes and they were going to arrest me and Present me to court the following day and Court cash bail range from 500k to 1M
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#AmKenyan 1. #KOT Yesterday, at 6pm, a head-on collision almost happened because of cars overlapping and using the wrong side of the road to avoid traffic. This brought us to a 20 minute long standstill.
I decided to take photos of the cars.
Here is car One: KBZ 602N
#AmKenyan 2. This is the point they were making the illegal turn. There was no policeman present. When they couldn't join the traffic from here, they drove straight on and forced their way back to the right lane.
Car two: KBY 025A
#AmKenyan 3: Most of them were using the illegal right turn from the NAIROBI hospital direction opposite CITAM. They then had to force their way back into the right lane causing a back-up all the way to hurlingham.

Car three: KCP 544X
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#AmKenyan 1. We have systems in Kenya. Though weak and easily compromised, as law abiding citizens we must test them and demand for improvements. Our leadership continues to abuse power and ignore our constitution. This is what we have been dealing with this week.
#AmKenyan 2. Last Saturday, while attending a family event in Muranga, I received a frantic call from @atty_kim asking where I was because she had received a threatening phone call from @MikeSonko about a post she had copy-pasted on our FB page Buyer Beware.
#AmKenyan 3. The post alleged there was corruption happening at City Hall. Atty declined to bring the post down. What followed were more threatening calls to the other admin @JacksonNjeru254 and a sustained online campaign to troll us using several pseudo accounts
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#AmKenyan 1. #KOT, @DCI_Kenya, @ODPP_KE, @PoliceKE, @NPSOfficial_KE. I have cases where several young business people need your urgent intervention to get their money back from Hon Mututho's sons, who conned them using FAKE CHEQUES
#AmKenyan 2. Last week I received a call from a young contractor who was conned by the Mututhos over 1 million. He has reported to @NPSOfficial_KE @PoliceKE
They asked for a huge % upfront in bribes. His small biashara has since collapsed
#AmKenyan 3. @DCI_Kenya @ODPP_KE @PoliceKE @NPSOfficial_KE. This is how the Mututhos do it. They use their connections to get construction contracts from @KenolKobil. They then advertise for sub-contractors to apply to do the work.
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My Name is Pastor Wa. I'm passionate about people. I dream about African cities and the typical 25-45 year old urbanite. My passion has led me to start, lead and serve in local churches around African cities (Thread)
I never really wanted to be a Pastor, and my journey to becoming one is a story worth telling (some day). But when i finally answered the call, i determined to be as real & accessible to people that came under my pastoral care, and also do a great job as someone in a holy calling
I first started a tiny church when i was 23, in a poor part of the city. My congregants were mainly builders and casual workers. Men with calloused hands that worked hard and simple women that loved to sing and serve. Generous people who lived in quite difficult circumstances
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#AmKenyan 1. Hello #KOT. Earlier today, I posted about a certain 'powerful' SHEIKH who is a serial paedophile and has never faced justice. This is the story as it has been unfolding since he was arrested on Tuesday evening.
#AmKenyan 2. The @NubianRights reached out to a mutual friend seeking support over a case they were working on that they felt will not go far if the Human Rights sector did not throw their might on it.
(A SHEIKH had been raping and impregnating his victims)
#AmKenyan 3. My friend called. I was reluctant at first because I had made a conscious decision to STOP taking on #CHILDRape cases. I was continuously threatened and many cases resulted in the abusers walking because I lacked resources to follow through. Sickening!
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I love cars, especially pickups you do not see on the road everyday. I started working on my friends pickup 3 months ago. It is not perfect or even complete but the progress is worth it. 🙏

MAZDA B1600 (1977–1985) @MazdaUSA

See Cat in photo 2

It started with cleaning agents for the engine 😂😂😂

20l of Petrol too, alot of water, pressure cleaning
Then the Engine
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Do you own a house around south c or south b or imara daima? Do you have an SQ or extra room that is empty I’m willing to work & do house chores just to get a place to sleep so I can make it to school at The Management University of Africa and achieve a dream #KOT please retweet
#kot please retweet to get a shade over my head
When you think you have found help😔😔sad fact he only wanted me to go alone here is a thread
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Hey @OneAcreFund,
Last December, you asked me for feedback on your recruitment process.
Here's my public response to your unethical, biased, and racist recruitment process.
#SomeoneTellOneAcreFund #KOT
So @OneAcreFund,
I'm deeply disturbed.
So deeply disturbed.
Last year in August, I applied for a Communications Associate (Writer/Editor) position at One Acre Fund.
The interview process took almost 3 months!!!
#SomeoneTellOneAcreFund #KOT
And @OneAcreFund I was confident about my work and my interviews, considering I'd been coached by a top head hunter for global firms in Kenya.
I didn't get the job, and after the long interview process you chose to send me a very vague regret email.
#SomeoneTellOneAcreFund #KOT
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Following the pictures by the New York Times on the #RiversideAttack in Kenya, questions have been raised on the representation of black bodies in death. More importantly, how the Western media covers the death of Africans during crisis like the #DusitAttack in Kenya
The New York Times published gory pictures of dead Kenyans who were victims of a terrorist attack. It was less than 24 hours after the attack that the pictures were published as the feature image of the New York Times article. Kenyans were still in mourning and shock from the
attack. Kenyans on Twitter raised ethical, moral and philosophical questions on the publishing and protection of the dignity and sanctity of those who had just died. Their singular demand to the @nytimes was to pull down the pictures. A demand the New York Times is yet to heed.
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I feel like a lot of foreign correspondents in Kenya are missing the point of the critique of the @nytimes over the #RiversideAttack photos. /1
The majority of the tweets I’ve seen about this from #KOT have essentially said “please take down the photo of brutally murdered black people, esp since you wouldn’t show an equivalent photo if they were white.” /2
They asked the NYT reporter to take down the photo. She said she doesn’t pick the photos. Neither she nor some other foreign correspondents discussing this have acknowledged that showing dead bodies of some races but not others raises real questions of journalistic ethics. /3
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1. As foreign correspondents and media houses define their version of Kenya & #Riversideattack in a race to the bottom,lifting their heroes(@thesun @dailymirror)and denying dignity to our dead (@nytimes) I will tell my story,my Kenyan story of the same day.
2. It started with a Whatsapp message - Gunshots and explosion at 14 Riverside avoid the area. Within 20 minutes almost everybody in Nairobi had warned someone else via WhatsApp to be safe - because we use our tech to care.
3. Roll call began in our Whatsapp groups - ppl report in is everyone ok? We checked on each other cos for many Nyumba Kumi is my Whatsapp group.
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THREAD: Why @NYTimes should learn from when @CNN got Kenyans on Twitter mad. After #SomeoneTellCNN, they had to fly Exec. Vice President & MD for @CNNi (@Tony_MaddoxCNN) in to @StateHouseKenya to personally apologise to Pres. @UKenyatta. CNN also lost $1,000,000 in advertising.
ACTION: This thread is long so if you want to take action first, please:

Tweet/Email NYT International Editor Michael Slackman - (@meslackman) referencing issues listed below. I believe we're escalating to the right person, given the circumstances.
ACTION: What do we want?

a. An explanation, @meslackman has done this on Yemen before here -….
b. A caveat e.g. "this article contains graphic images" to warn readers.
c . A formal apology and strong editorial consideration to withdraw the image.
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Lastly, I know that it is fashionable to dismiss #KOT as a gang of marauding armchair-activists, but it's important to look at the Kenyan context a little more carefully. Kenya is not a society of people who are used to being listened to, or cared for.
There isn't really a history of any Kenyan institutions openly caring for Kenyans. All the way from the government, the police force, the health-care system, corporates, insurance, public it.
To paraphrase @samirasawlani : "Some countries keep having their hearts broken." That's Kenya. 😢
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Dear Kenya. Listen, exam cheating has never been the key problem with our education system... A thread...
Consider the #KCSE pass rates before and after the #Matiang'i rules in 2016 @DrCarrieM @kenyanpundit

2012 - 28% |2013 -27% | 2014 - 30% | 2015 - 31% | 2016 - 15% | 2017 - 11.5%|
A normal pass rate for a normally distributed population should be 60%. Even with max cheating, only 30% of students passed the K.C.S.E on average (someone with access to data please share the pass rate since 1984)...
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#AmKenyan 1. I will attempt to simplify the #SwitchOffKPLC petitions that are being withdrawn. Look at the ASKS and question if the withdrawals will achieve what the campaign intended to from the onset, which was JUSTICE for ALL WaKenya
Will withdrawals #STOPTheseThieves?
A) Consumers ILLEGALLY billed for a 10.1B @KenyaPower loss incurred from their corrupt paka panya games during 2017 election period.
EXPECTED RESULT: End to illegal billing and refunds to all affected customers.
B) Consumers forced to use 3rd party vendors as @KenyaPower sabotages official and cheaper 888880 number. Vendit(501200), Dynamo(800904) numbers are owned by #PowerCartels
EXPECTED RESULT: End of 3rd party vendors
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#AmKenyan 1. Dear #KOT. I want to remind you it took 2yrs 8months for you to campaign for #FreeSSudan4. It is because of you that they are now with their families. Your consistent support saved their lives.
With this in mind let us look at the #SwitchOffKPLC
#AmKenyan 2. Are we cowards, ignorant for insisting #SwitchOffKPLC campaign, which is about ALL Kenyans, cannot be pushed under the rug because of a VAGUE 'Out of court settlement' that doesn't STOP the CRIMINAL outfit that is @KenyaPower from exploiting us?
#AmKenyan 3. During #FreeSSudan4 campaign, there was a core team of activists and family members that were strategising, holding meetings, planning for action to take. The ENTIRE #KOT could not be a part of that team. That does not mean you were not IMPORTANT
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#AmKenyan 1. Let me start by saying I am extremely pissed off by mainstream media reporting the story of a woman who was asked to go breastfeed in the TOILET without naming the restaurant! SHAME ON YOU! #BreastFeedingIsARight and that is why #WeMustProtest #KOT

#AmKenyan 2. Breastfeeding is a partnership between the child and mother. It has different phases that can be JOYFUL, PAINFUL, FRUSTRATING or DEPRESSING. When it is really bad, a mother SCREAMS or nurses NIPPLE WOUNDS and MASTITIS. #WeMustProtest
#BreastFeedingIsARight #KOT
#AmKenyan 3. MASTITIS: For those who grew up MASHAMBANI, and had to wake up at 4.30 a.m to milk cows like I did. We most likely know this infection as something that happens to COWS. Women get it too when they do not breastfeed. #BreastFeedingIsARight #WeMustProtest #KOT
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Dear Kenyans,
I know we are oblivious to what goes on in our region and how this affects our economy. I know our TV stations (@KBCChannel1 @KTNNews @NTVnewsroom @K24Tv @citizentvkenya ) would rather report what Chiloba had for breakfast than tell us what's going on in our.. #KoT
Neighborhood. So kindly allow me to take this opportunity to bring you up to speed on something that potentially has serious ramifications for our region.
Earlier this month, Somalia Government confiscated $9million in cash at Aden Abdulle airport in Mogadishu. The cash was #KOT
From the UAE and was meant to pay a specialist infantry unit of the Somalia National Army that were being trained by the UAE. This unit has been involved in a couple of unsanctioned operations inside Somalia that has sometimes led to assassination of Somalian leaders.
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