New York City ‘intentional’ explosion, injures 29 people.

NEW York .​At least 29 people have been injured in an explosion in a crowded district of New York City.

The cause of the blast late on Saturday in Chelsea remains unclear. Mayor Bill de Blasio described it as “intentional” but said that there were no known links to terror.

The force of the blast blew out windows and could be heard several blocks away.

Another device, reportedly a pressure cooker rigged with wires, was later found in the same district.

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None of the injuries is life-threatening but one is serious, New York’s fire commissioner said.

Most of those hurt suffered cuts and other minor injuries from glass and other debris.

The explosion occurred around 21:00 (01:00 GMT on Sunday). Witnesses said people ran in all directions following the “incredibly loud” blast.

Unconfirmed reports said the blast went off in a dustbin. Several blocks have been closed down by police.

“The initial indications is this was an intentional act,” Mr de Blasio said.

But he added: “We also want to be upfront saying that there is no evidence at this point of a terror connection to this incident.”

Law enforcement officials said that the device found at the second Chelsea location appeared to be a pressure cooker attached to wiring and a mobile phone. Police said it had been removed safely.

Chelsea is among the most fashionable districts of Manhattan and its bars and restaurants are usually crowded at the weekend.

Rudy Alcide, a bouncer at a nightclub in the area, said the blast was “extremely loud, almost like thunder, but louder”.

RJ Demello, who was nearby at the time, said “we were in disbelief while it was happening, saying like how, why would anybody do this on purpose, especially in this part of town”.

President Barack Obama is being kept up to date on the investigation, a White House official said.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told reporters she had been in touch with New York officials.

“Obviously we need to do everything we can to support our first responders and pray for the victims,” she said.

“I’ll have more to say about it when we actually know the facts,” she added.

Speaking at a rally in Colorado before police had commented on the cause of the blast, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told supporters that a “bomb” had gone off.

He said: “Nobody knows exactly what’s going on, but boy, we are living in a time – we better get very tough, folks.”

The blast comes after a pipe bomb explosion in neighbouring New Jersey hours earlier along the route of a planned charity race.

No injuries were reported, and Mr de Blasio said there was no evidence of a link.

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Prof Makau Mutua DEMOLISHES Prof Githu Muigai at CJ Interviews.

Professor Ojienda : this is my last question to you: I can confirm that your allegiance to this country is palpable and that you are ready to be sworn in as Chief Justice By President Kenyatta,

Professor Makau: Correct

Professor Ojienda : Why do you then keep referring to President Kenyatta as “Mr Kenyatta?”

Professor Mutua: That is my choice. The same way you can refer to me as Mr. Mutua and not professor Mutua or refer to the commissioner next to you as Mr. Githu Muigai as opposed to Professor Githu Muigai. It is the choice of title and it is absolutely constitutional.

Professor Ojienda: I am satisfied Mr. Mutua.

Githu Muigai: Does that mean that you do not recognize him as your President?

Makau Mutua: The question of my recognizing Mr Kenyatta as President doesn’t arise. There’s no constitutional predicate that requires a citizen to bow down to Mr Kenyatta just because the IEBC and the Supreme Court declared him the validly elected President. That’s the opinion of those institutions, with which I disagree with all due respect to them.

Citizens must obey their conscience and my conscience tells me that the election was so flawed that I would be untruthful to myself and abusive to my conscience, if I was to refer to refer to Uhuru Kenyatta by any other salutation except Mr Kenyatta.

Githu Muigai: Can you call Uhuru Kenyatta- President Uhuru Kenyatta, or will you forever stick to your normal Mr Uhuru Kenyatta?

Makau Mutua: I believe Uhuru Kenyatta’s gender is male. That’s why I address him as Mr Kenyatta. I don’t call him Uhuru or Kenyatta, but Mr Kenyatta, which is what proper educated protocol requires. I have never disputed that the IEBC declared Mr Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya, a declaration that was affirmed by the Supreme Court. In that sense, Mr Kenyatta was declared by those two bodies the de jure and de facto the President of the Republic of Kenya. I publicly stated and tweeted after those declarations that “As a matter of freedom of conscience and thought, I can’t accept Uhuru Kenyatta as President of Kenya. I can’t and won’t.” My views haven’t changed, and won’t change. That’s because I believe the election was compromised and not free or fair.

Overall Professor Makau Mutua defended a tweet he wrote in 2013 saying he will have no problem working with President Uhuru Kenyatta if appointed Chief Justice shaming Prof Githu Muigai who in the interview seemed determined to bring down the Harvard trained professor.

The tweet read: “As a matter of my freedom of conscience and thought, I can’t accept Uhuru Kenyatta as President of Kenya. I can’t and won’t.”

He told the Judicial Service Commission panel on Wednesday that the tweet was his personal view as a citizen.

“I never said Uhuru is not fit to serve. I dissented with the Supreme Court decision. My view was that ICC suspects should not offer themselves to vie for office,” he said.

He said as CJ, there will be a difference between ‘citizen Makau Mutua’, who has a right to dissent, and “Chief Justice Makau Mutua”.

“I regard the CJ’s job as one to lead, inspire, provide vision for the Judiciary. I don’t regard the CJ’s job as that of a legal mechanic, I regard it as that of a judicial leader.

Mutua further noted that his interest as a lawyer has not been courtroom experience but the relationship between the state and the individual.

“We teach and train our students as lawyers to perform many functions in society. Knowledge is not mechanical and I am very proud of my legal experience,” he said.

KNOW YOUR GOVERNOR’s CONTACTS; HOLD THEM TO ACCOUNT.


1. Gov Ahmed A. Mohamed, Wajir~0722521244

  1. Gov Alex T. Olgos, Elgeyo Marakwet~0722591623

  2. Gov Alfred Mutua, Machakos~0721240448

  3. Gov Ali I. Roba, Mandera~0728300043

  4. Gov Amason J. Kingi~0733826203

  5. Gov Benjamin Cheboi~Baringo

  6. Gov Cornel Rasanga~Siaya

  7. Gov Cyprian O. Awiti, Homa Bay~0722539627

  8. Gov David Ole Nkedianye, Kajiado~0725446165

  9. Gov Evans O. Kidero, Nairobi~0728601299

  10. Gov Godana D. Adhi, Isiolo~0715804177

  11. Gov Hassan A. Joho, Mombasa~0722162223

  12. Gov Isaac Rutto, Bomet~0722855077

  13. Gov Jack N. Ranguma, Kisumu~0722518158

  14. Gov Jackson Mandago, Uasin Gishu~0722875229

  15. Gov Nderitu J. Gachagua, Nyeri~0716693266

  16. Gov James O. Ongwae, Kisii~0737499474

  17. Gov John M. Mruttu~0722410388

  18. Gov John N. Nyagarama, Nyamira~0720955171

  19. Gov Joshua W. Irungu, Laikipia~0710632133

  20. Gov Josphat K. Nanok Turkana~0722663106

  21. Gov Julius K. Malombe, Kitui~0722720156

  22. Gov Kenneth M. Lusaka, Bungoma~0722314959

  23. Gov Kinuthia Mbugua, Nakuru~0728696969

  24. GovKivutha Kibwana, Makueni~0721353057

  25. Gov Lagat C. Kiprop~0721328998

  26. Gov Martin N.Wambora, Embu~0722367310

  27. Moses E. Akaranga, Vihiga~0720761057

  28. Gov Moses K. Lenolkulal~0726375557

  29. Gov Mvurya S. Mgalla, Kwale~0721565927

  30. Gov Mwangi Wa Iria, Muranga~0720527205

  31. Gov Nathif J. Adan, Garissa~0724999988

  32. Gov Ndathi J. Kathuri~0722526494

  33. Gov Patrick S. Khaemba, Trans Nzoia~0725358585

  34. Gov Paul K. Chepkwony, Kericho~0721764948

  35. Gov Peter G. Munya, Meru~0720723895

  36. Gov Samuel M. Rangwa, Tharaka Nithi~0716581181

  37. Gov. Simon K. Kitalei, West Pokot

  38. Gov Sospeter O. Ojamoong, Busia~0708000785

  39. Gov Timamy I. Abdalla, Lamu~0733624878

  40. Gov Tuneya H. Dado, Tana River~0722116000

  41. Gov Ukur Y. Kanacho, Marsabit~0728484471

  42. Gov Wycliffe Oparanyah, Kakamega-0722521856

  43. Gov William G. Kabogo, Kiambu~0716918818

  44. Gov Zacharia O. Obado, Migori~072246958⁠⁠⁠⁠

43 Countries Kenyans can travel to without a Visa not only a passport.

Here is a list of 43 Visa Free Countries for Kenyan Passport Holders.

  1. Antigua & Barbuda

  2. Bahamas

  3. Botswana

  4. British Virgin Islands

  5. Burundi

  6. Barbados

  7. Cayman Islands

  8. Comoros (obtained on arrival)

  9. Costa Rica

  10. Dominica

  11. Dominican Republic (obtained on arrival)

  12. Ethiopia (365 Days allowed Visa Free)

  13. Fiji (120 Days)

  14. Grenada

  15. Ghana

  16. Haiti

  17. Hong Kong

  18. Jamaica

  19. Lesotho

  20. Macau (Apply on entry for 30 days and renew every 30 days after that)

  21. Malaysia

  22. Malawi

  23. Micronesia (30 Days)

  24. Montserrat (180 Days)

  25. Namibia (Tourist Visa Not required, Business Visa required)

  26. Nauru

  27. Panama (obtained on arrival)

  28. Philippines (21 Days)

  29. Rwanda

  30. Saint Helena

  31. Saint Kitts & Nevis

  32. Saint Vincent Grenadines

  33. Samoa

  34. Seychelles

  35. Singapore

  36. Swaziland

  37. Tanzania

  38. Trinidad & Tobago

  39. Tuvalu

  40. Uganda

  41. Vanuatu

  42. Zambia

  43. Zimbabwe

Residents of kisii county will hold peaceful demo over poor road .

 

Tomorrow (Tuesday 13/09/2016 ) Residents of kisii county will hold peaceful demo over poor road …..The peaceful demo will Start from Nyamataro – Nyatieko – Daraja mbili market to Kisii Town.
Kisii town–Nyambera- Nyamataro road is in a totally bad condition it has holes and area MP has done nothing to help.
The residents of Kisii county have always complained . Kisii town–NYambera-Nyamataro road is impassable and is in bad condition and appealed to Kitutu Chache South Member of Parliament Richard Onyonka to construct the road. This in not the first time they appealed to the MP to construct the road since he was re-elected in 2013 and nothing has been seen on the ground.
Yesterday three people died after they were hit by a truck at Nyakomisaro River Bridge in Kisii town–NYambera-Nyamataro road
Two pedestrians – a young man and his grandmother – and a pillion rider died.
The bad road caused the accident of the lorry which had left Kisii Central Business District.
The potholes caused one of the tires to burst hitting a boda boda rider and his passenger,”
Kisii Police Commander said the lorry lost its brakes when it hit a pothole “making it dance zigzag as it drove down the slope”.
According to my opinion, Kisii leaders should not deceive residents that certain roads are under county government or under national government let both of them work together to rehabilitate such roads for easy transport in the region
When Kitutu Chache South Member of Parliament Richard Onyonka was asked to take action and construct the road he claimed that the road should be constructed by the county since it is near to Kisii town for how long are we going to face such claims?

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise visit to Kenya.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg eat lunch with Kenya CS Joe Mucheru at Mama Oliech’s in Yaya, Nairobi Photo/Zuckerberg Facebook

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Kenya.

The 32-year-old Internet entrepreneur and philanthropist announced his arrival via his Facebook page where he pointed out that his mission is to meet with Kenyan entrepreneurs and developers and learn about mobile money.

The post read: “Just landed in Nairobi! I’m here to meet with entrepreneurs and developers, and to learn about mobile money — where Kenya is the world leader.

I’m starting at a place called

iHub , where entrepreneurs can build and prototype their ideas. Two of the engineers I met — Fausto and Mark — designed a system to help people use mobile payments to buy small amounts of cooking gas, which is a lot safer and better for the environment than charcoal or kerosene. It’s inspiring to see how engineers here are using mobile money to build businesses and help their community.”

Zuckerberg was also spotted at Mama Oliech’s eatery in Yaya, accompanied by ICT CS Joe Mucheru and PS Victor Kyalo.

“I had lunch in Nairobi with Joseph Mucheru, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Information and Communications. We talked about internet access and his ambitious plans for connecting everyone in Kenya.”

The billionaire praised Ugali, a popular Kenyan food, ” We ate at MAMA Oliech Restaurant. — a local place everyone recommended. One of my favorite parts of traveling to a new country is trying the food. I enjoyed ugali and a whole fried tilapia for the first time and loved them both!”

Zuckerberg’s surprise visit to Kenya comes after the one in Nigeria where he staged a surprise visit to the country’s economic capital Lagos on Tuesday.

Full list of MTV Video Music Awards as Beyonce dominates.


 Full list of 2016 VMA winners are as follows:

Video of the Year – Beyoncé – ‘Formation’

Best Female Video – Beyoncé – ‘Hold Up’

Best Male Video – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna ‘This Is What You Came For’

Best Collaboration – Fifth Harmony ft Ty Dolla Sign – Work From Home’

Best Hip Hop Video – Drake – ‘Hotline Bling’

Best Pop Video – Beyoncé – ‘Formation’

Song of the Summer – Fifth Harmony ft. Fetty Wap – All In My Head’

Best Rock Video – twenty one pilots – ‘Heathens’

Best Electronic Video – Calvin Harris & Disciples – ‘How Deep Is Your Love’

Breakthrough Long Form Video – Beyoncé – ‘Lemonade’

Best New Artist – DNCE

Best Art Direction – David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’

Best Choreography – Beyoncé – ‘Formation’

Best Direction – Beyoncé – ‘Formation’

Best Cinematography – Beyoncé – ‘Formation’

Best Editing – Beyoncé – ‘Formation’

Best Visual Effects – Coldplay – ‘Up&Up’