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El uso de documentación falsa, en visados y pasaportes, para tareas de #inteligencia terrorista o planificación de atentados ocurre en distintas partes del mundo.

Los casos que terminaron en condenas a ciudadanos iraníes.
Las inconsistencias por las listas de tripulantes y la irregularidad en la documentación de #AsanAzad pusieron el foco en un tema bastante común en la operatividad de grupos radicales u otros grupos terroristas.
1. En 2012 la detención de dos iraníes en Kenia con documentación sospechosa y, nada menos, que 15kg de explosivos no identificados, derivó en la condena del 2013 por comprobar la planificación de ataques sobre objetivos de Israel, EEUU, y Arabia Saudí en Kenia.
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What does it take to have a video or photography shoot on the streets of Nairobi?

Let me breakdown the process I had to go through last week.

#Nairobi #Nairobae
I did a video showing the step-by-step process which you can watch here:

Alternatively, you can read along.
1. You'll need to use a registered filming agent to obtain a Filming License from KFCB. I used Zindua. You can reach them on For a day's photography, KFCB fees were Kshs6,000/- plus agent fees.
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Lisbon lemon fruits grow on both dwarf and tall-stature evergreen trees. Once you cut it open, it's flesh is very juicy and acidic with few to no seeds at all. It is also yellow-pale in color.

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#Nairobi #wednesdaythoughts #WednesdayMotivation #agriculture
The fruits of Eureka and Lisbon are very similar. Vigorous and productive, trees and very thorny particularly when young.
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5th April 2021 - late start…

Airbus KC2 Voyager (A330-243MRTT)

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More than 20 logs since February

Troops and kit transport, busroutes style @ £25,000 an hour……

Nairobi shuttle

Airbus KC2 Voyager (A330-243MRTT)

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hugely expensive transport between £22-25,000 per hour flying costs (not the cost of the plane, crew or depreciation, just flying costs)……

Airbus KC2 Voyager (A330-243MRTT)

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more than 20 logs since February; expensive transport. 2 US trips and Nairobi, Africa this week - around £1,000,000 a week in full service……
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3rd April 2021…

BAe 146-200

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Troop transport, high wing quad-jet

Very active (daily) since February…

@Simonhartmp @BorisJohnson

When were @BorisJohnson @Keir_Starmer @fmwales @NicolaSturgeon going to get round to letting us know ?

They have known for AT LEAST past three months that the intention of war under #phoney pretexts was on the cards

#Crimea #Russia #NATO #war… Image…

Airbus KC2 Voyager (A330-243MRTT)

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logged by me on most days thru' February and March

Just entering Romania from Hungary… ImageImageImage
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Excerpts from President Kenyatta's #StateOfTheNation #SOTNKe2020 address:

—Kenya assumed the Presidency of the Organization of African Caribbean and Pacific states for the period 2019-2023
—Kenya elected as a non-permanent member of the UNSecurity Council for 2021-2022
—Kenya in final stages of installing the Likoni Floating Bridge; a 824m long bridge costing Ksh 1.96Billion that will be the first automated floating bridge in Kenya
—The Kisumu Port Rehabilitation works are complete, and the new port is already processing fuel products to Uganda
—Kenya is currently ranked 56th globally and 3rd in Sub-Saharan Africa on the Ease of Doing Business Global Ranking Report, from a low of 136th globally in
—Kenya now ranks 1st in Protecting Minority Investors and 4th Globally on Getting Credit.
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#Kenya #Nairobi #Coronavirus

This weekend, the Kenyan government announced plans to perform mass tests in the capital, Nairobi.
The test drive comes as Kenya, after the government announced a further relaxation of protocols to fight the pandemic, has seen a recent increase in new cases.
The test drive comes as Kenya, after the government announced a further relaxation of protocols to fight the pandemic, has seen a recent increase in new cases.

The government will aim its research efforts in the capital through the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS),
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Story: Several applicants from #Nairobi for a job I'm hiring for knew more in econometrics than me (not that I'm a maestro), a former TA at HKS, our textbook (judging you Wooldridge), 3 other grads from HKS, 2 in a PhD track for econ at Berkeley & McGill, and a Fletcher grad.
It's really fascinating from a behavioral perspective, inspiring, and quite worrying all at once.

We created a test to assess applicants' strengths in critical thinking, rhetoric, and yes econometrics. One question was a seemingly simple one on interpreting a ln regression.
In this case, the dependent variable was in natural log form (or as economists call it, log form...) - classic ln (income). The independent was binary in nature.

When creating the test, I flippantly asked a team member to choose any coefficient & ask applicants to interpret it.
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1] Received the news of the demise of #Burundi #Pres #PierreNkuruzinza with mixed feelings.

Whereas i immediately felt compassion for his loved one, can't help but feel ashamed as an #African.

Like many others, his #Presidency captured what is wrong with #African #politics. Image
2] For those not aware, #PresNkuruzinza had just finished his controversial 3rd term which began in 2015.

Many #Burundians were massacred for opposing his last term.

He had become obsessed with his #Presidency like many other #African despots.

Ofcourse #AU just watched. Image
3] Before #PresNkuruzinza stepped down, he pushed #Burundi into an election in the middle of #covid_19

He recklessly held rallies all over #Burundi

@WHO officials who cautioned his reckless conduct where simply expelled from #Burundi.

For him, #covid_19 was just a distraction. Image
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#Burundi 🇧🇮 BREAKING: outgoing President Pierre #Nkurunziza has died of cardiac arrest.

In 2015/2016 Nkurunziza turned the country's fragile democracy into a de-facto authoritarian state by pursuing a 3rd term in office, killing hundreds of protesters who opposed the move Image
#Burundi 🇧🇮: it turns out that the official cause of death (cardiac arrest) is doubtful. Sources were yesterday that both #Nkurunziza and his wife were hospitalized with #Covid_19.

His wife is reportedly still in hospital in #Nairobi, fighting for her life
#Burundi 🇧🇮: Just last week #Nkurunziza was mocking the wearing of face masks at a party rally.

Throughout the pandemic his adminstration has ignored warnings by the WHO, even going as far as expelling WHO staff members
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A couple of days ago, I hit the streets of Nairobi to find out how movement restrictions had affected fellow Nairobians. From Bus Station to Wangige, Gikomba to City Market, these are

#COVID19KE #covid19kenya #Nairobi
I was joined by @BoniMuthoni on this project.

We started at Nairobi Fire Station at 0613hrs on 15th May 2020 and met John who used to work as a night shift tout, but since the curfew directive was given, feeding his wife and two children has become a struggle.
0625hrs at the Kenyatta Avenue – Kimathi Street intersection. Not sure where this gentleman was hurrying to – red mask, red bag – I hope he wasn’t red carded when he got there.
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Fruit seedlings ready for transplanting.

Grafted Hass avocado 150/=
Grafted Fuerte avocado 150/=
Grafted Tommy and apple Mango 150/=
Grafted Macadamia Muranga 20 350/=
Grafted purple Passion seedlings 50/=
#mondaythoughts #Nairobi #Willisraburu
Non grafted giant granadilla 400/=
Sweet granadilla 100/=
Grapes seedlings 250/=
Apple seedlings 600/=
Grafted pixies tangerine 250/=
Grafted Washington orange 150/=
Grafted Tangerine 150/=
Grafted lime 150/=
Paw paw  Malkia F1 @100/=
Grafted Tree tomato 100/=
Non grafted Tree tomatoes 60/=
Grafted apple seedlings 600/=
Lemon @100/=
Valencia oranges @150/=
Grafted lime @150/=
Grafted lemon @150/=
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As we rounded up analysis and news on the economic impact of #COVID19 from the last week, a concerning, recurring theme that @AcostaAminaM and I observed is the impact on the food supply.

[a thread of problems and solutions 1/14]
@WorldBankAfrica's publication #AfricaPulse finds prices of staple foods rising and agri-food supply chains rising.…
Researchers at @IFPRI conducted phone interviews in #Ethiopia & find that the #COVID19 pandemic is "beginning to disrupt food value chains... impacting the livelihoods of farmers & the diets of rural and urban households."…
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Health CS: "To the police, the people should be treated humanely. However, we are not going to hold back on the enforcement measured we have so far instituted."

Kenya's Health CS appeals to Kenyans to minimize contact with the police.

Comment: But when essential staff are being beaten by folks who are behaving like thugs in uniform, how is this adding value to the fight against #COVID19? 🤦🏿‍♂️
7 new confirmed cases of #COVID19, by #Kenya's Health CS. Total case count stands at 38, as of March 28.
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🚨 Here are the recommendations I received on sex-positive #Nairobi-based gynaecologists (thread)
Dr. Wairimu Nduhiu (Ob-Gyn)

Based at Oasis Clinic, Greenhouse Mall on Ngong Road

Consultation fee: Kshs 2500

Takes insurance: UAP, Jubilee, Madison, APA and a few others

Available Wednesdays and Saturdays

Contact: 0795 601 331
Dr. Alex Bosire

Based at Nelson Awori building, Upper Hill

Consultation fee: Kshs 2500

Takes insurance: UAP, Madison, Resolution, Britam, APA, Bupa and a couple others

Walk-in appointments on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Contact: 0717 383 333
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Re: the installation of a #Consul in Nairobi by the National Government.
Random questions.

[1] So who gets appointed to run matters? A political name we're familiar with? A no-name bureaucrat?
[2] Is this a quid pro quo deal?
[3] If one end of a quid pro quo deal is Gideon "Sonko" Mbuvi stepping out, what's on the other end of the deal? No prosecution? Dropping of some charges? A quiet retirement?
[4] The statement covers 4 units of the Nairobi County Govt: Health, Transport, Public Works, Planning.
But, Finance, Environment Energy & Water, Education, ICT & E-Gov aren't included. Co-incidence? Assuming it's accurate, are we still using the same command structure here?
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Mercury will pass between Earth & Sun on afternoon, 11 Nov 2019 Monday. Most of #MercuryTransit2019 can be seen from all of Africa, till local sunset. @SKA_Africa @SAAOOutreach @AfricaAstronomy @Astro4Dev & others are coordinating a Africa-wide campaign for #ToM2019 #ToMAfrica
It is VERY dangerous to look at the Sun directly using telescope binoculars or naked eyes. Looking at Sun's image projected onto a sheet of paper by a telescope is safe. There r a few public events by science centres etc in Africa where u can see #ToM2019 safely (pic @samyukta_m)
An interactive map of public events in Africa for #ToMAfrica, transit timings, a free handbook on #ToM2019, posters, and a podcast on #MercuryTransit2019 are at…,… and
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@museumsofkenya today I visited the main museum and snake park in #Nairobi. I was with my spouse and two small kids.

Some thoughts.

Presented Kenyan ID cards at the cashier's booth and paid for two adult citizens and two small child citizens. Total KSh900 for combo museum/snake park tickets.
Took the two QR code tickets to the info desk where we were asked which county we were from.

Then the drama began.

@museumsofkenya Please pay attention to the next few tweets.
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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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1. Shabaab (Al Qaeda's branch in East Africa) has released a statement on yesterday's attack in #Nairobi, #Kenya. It was published along with an English-language translation. Some points to follow.
2. First, Shabaab says the attacked was carried out by its Saleh An-Nabhan Battalion. This is significant. This same unit -- named for an al Qaeda veteran who was embedded within Shabaab early on -- has carried out a number of high-profile attacks.
3. Nabhan first publicly swore allegiance *on behalf of Shabaab* to al Qaeda's senior leadership in Sept. 2008. Al Qaeda told Shabaab that it didn't want to make the relationship widely known, which some *incorrectly* interpreted as AQ rejecting Shabaab's request for a merger.
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#BREAKING President Kenyatta says that the Al Shabab terrorists who attacked a hotel in #Nairobi yesterday evening were all eliminated.
President #Kenyatta commends all the security teams who neutralized Al Shabab in a swift way. He says that over 700 civilians were evacuated in the rescue operation.
President #Kenyatta: We learned that we can never take things for granted. I thank international partners who showed us solidarity. We must remember that dozens of countries are under attack of terrorism, and we must show them solidarity.
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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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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
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