Kenya Tourism – Mombasa Info Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:02:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kenya Tourism – Mombasa Info 32 32 WANDIA NJOYA – Kenyans need a human education: A call to conscience Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:02:23 +0000
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This is a call to Kenyans of conscience to step back and ponder the lies about education that circulate in the media, the school system and the government. Foreign sharks have camped in Kenya to distort our education. With catchphrases such as “quality” and “world standards”, these sharks try to destroy the hopes, dreams and creativity of young Africans not only in Kenya but in the entire region and to make a profit in the process. With the help of local professors, bureaucrats and journalists, they spread the hatred of education among the population. At the same time, ironically, they arouse a school thirst that leads parents to take desperate measures to get their children to school, to the point of accepting violence and abuse in school that lead children to suicide .

This madness must end.

We must accept that education is a life’s work through which people constantly adapt to their social and natural environment. Education is more than just going to school and getting the right papers. Education takes place wherever people process what they perceive, decide about it and act in solidarity. That is why education, culture and access to information are inextricably linked.

But since colonial times, both the colonial and “independent” versions of the Kenyan government have worked hard to separate education from culture and access to information. They did this by destroying all other ways Kenyans can create knowledge. We don’t have enough public libraries and our museums are underfunded. Arts festivals, where people come together and learn from unique cultural expressions, have been underfunded, and according to some reports, donors have been specifically told not to fund creativity and culture. Meanwhile, artists are insulted, exploited and sometimes silenced in the name of faith through censorship, public ridicule and moralistic condemnation.

All of these measures are designed to isolate the school as the sole source of learning and creativity, and that is what makes school entry so breakneck and abusive.

But entering school doesn’t mean the end of the abuse. Once in schools, Kenyans find that there is no arts education where children can explore ideas and express themselves. At school they find teachers who are themselves exposed to constant abuse and interference from the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission. Amid a barrage of threats and relocations, teachers are forced to undertake competency-based training, which is incoherent and has been rejected in other countries. Many of the teachers eventually take up the rationality of abuse and distribute it to poor children whose crime is wanting to learn. This desperation for education has also been turned into a weapon by the corporate world, offering expensive private education and blackmailing parents to fill the pockets of book publishers.

Education is more than just going to school and getting the right papers. Education takes place wherever people process what they perceive, decide about it and act in solidarity.

At the end of primary and secondary school, only 3 percent of total school students can continue their education. This situation only exacerbates inequality in Kenya, where only 2 percent of the population have a university degree and only 8,300 people have as much as the rest of Kenya.

But if you listen to the government and the corporate sector, you would think that 98 percent of Kenyans have attended university. The corporate sector reduces education to vocational training and condemns the school system as inadequate to meet corporate needs. However, according to statements by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the government, there is no intention of employing Kenyans who are completing an apprenticeship. The government is hiring doctors from Cuba and engineers from China, then promises the UK to export our medical staff. KEPSA says on record that we need to train workers in vocational training so that they can work in other African countries.

It is clear that the Kenyan government and corporate sector do not want Kenyans to go to school and become active citizens in their homeland. Rather, these institutions treat schooling as a conveyor belt to produce Kenyans as labor for export abroad and to cushion the theft of public funds through remittances.

The media and the church are also participating in the war on education by brainwashing Kenyans to accept this dire state of affairs. The media constantly bombard Kenyans with lies about the makeup of university students and with propaganda against “useless degrees”. The church has given up prophecy and baptizes any faulty education policy in exchange for upholding its colonial dreams of keeping religion in the curriculum in order to pacify Kenyans in the name of “morality.”

The government now intends to further restrict education through the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), which aims to limit education through pathways that prevent children from pursuing subjects of their interests and by setting quotas for those who do be able to complete training beyond secondary school. At the tertiary level, the government is developing an algorithm that will withdraw funding from the humanities and social sciences. Instead, the funds are to flow into the medical and engineering sciences that meet Kenya’s development needs.

But remember that foreigners do the work of doctors and engineers anyway, so “development” here does not mean that Kenyan professionals will work in their home country. They will work abroad where they cannot be active citizens and ask questions about our health care and infrastructure.

The proposed defusion of the arts, humanities and social sciences is intended to achieve one goal: thinking and creativity reserved for the 3 percent of Kenyans who can afford it. This discrimination in funding for higher education is about denying the majority and the poor spaces where they can be creative and develop ideas. It is also designed to prevent humble Kenyans from questioning policies and priorities adopted under dubious concepts such as “development needs”, which are primarily explored in the humanities and social sciences.

It is clear that the Kenyan government and corporate sector do not want Kenyans to go to school and become active citizens in their homeland.

Obviously there is a war on education and against Kenyans who are creative and active citizens in their own country. In order for the 8,300 Kenyans to maintain their monopoly on resources, they have to distract the Kenyans with educational propaganda, limit the access of Kenyans to schooling and close alternative sources of education, information and knowledge. By restricting access to schooling and credentials, the 8,300 can take advantage of the work of Kenyans who did not go to school or who did not get far in school, arguing that these Kenyans have the “skills” necessary for better pay. miss.

We must also name those who make this exploitation possible. The greedy ambitions of the political class are rooted in people who have gone through the school system themselves. To adapt Michelle Obama’s famous words, these people went through the door of opportunity and tried to close it behind them, rather than giving more Kenyans the same opportunities that made them succeed. This tyranny is perpetuated by a section of school teachers, university professors, and bureaucrats in government who fear all students and citizens who know more than themselves rather than indulging in the breadth of Kenyan creativity and knowledge. Above all, the professors and bureaucrats allow themselves to be seduced into this short-sightedness with benchmarking trips abroad, and foreign policy in Kenya is implemented with spoons. They reap the legitimate aspirations of Kenya and wrap them up in misleading slogans. For example, they refer to limited opportunities as “promoting talent” and christen the government’s role in providing social services with “parental involvement”.

These bureaucrats and academics are helped by the media, which allow them to give the Kenyans obscure sound bits that say nothing about what is happening on site. They are also calling for empty calls for a return to a pre-colonial Africa that they will not even let us learn from because they have blocked history learning and are writing policies to define the arts and humanities. We need to challenge these people with great titles and positions because of their loyalty to the African people in Kenya. We call on them to repent of this betrayal of their own people in the name of “global standards”.

We Kenyans also need an expanded definition of education. We need art centers where Kenyans can meet and develop new ideas. We need libraries where Kenyans can get information. We need guilds and unions to help professionals and workers adopt the regulation, training and knowledge in their specializations. We need all work to be recognized regardless of certification so that people can be paid for their work, regardless of whether or not one has attended school.

We need recognition of our traditional skills in areas such as healing, midwife, livestock, handicrafts and construction. We need better social recognition of achievements outside of business and politics. It is a shame that our runners who make Kenyans proud, our scientists, thinkers, artists and activists who are gaining international fame are barely recognized in Kenya for being hardworking instead of stealing public money to go to the next election battle. Our ideas are being harvested by foreign companies while our government is bombarding us with useless bureaucracy and taxes that keep us out of control.

We need all work to be recognized regardless of certification so that people can be paid for their work, regardless of whether or not one has attended school.

Above all, we need an end to the obsession with foreign money as a source of “development”. We are tired of being seen only as export workers, we are tired of foreigners being treated more than the Kenyan people. We are fed up with tourism, which is based on the tropics of the colonial explorers and treats Africans as a threat to the environment. And the names of those colonial settlers who dominate our national consciousness must be removed from our landmarks.

Development, whatever that means, comes from the minds and muscles of the Kenyan people. And the key to becoming people who proudly contribute to society and humanity is education. Not education in the limited sense of jobs and certificates, but education in the broader sense of dignity, creativity, knowledge and solidarity.

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Kenya and WEP are joining forces to combat the effects of climate change Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:13:45 +0000


Kenya will work with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to combat the effects of climate change on its economy. The Government-funded Local-Led Climate Change Program (G-FLLoCA) aims to improve access to green technologies to enable low-carbon, climate resilient development at the national and local levels, and to attract new investments in support of climate resilience.

Through the partnership, the WFP will support the expansion of community-led climate-sensitive measures, invest in expanding the capacities of national and district institutions to program, finance and implement climate protection initiatives, and at the same time rebuild the livelihoods of families who have lost their income.

“The impact of climate change on Kenya‘s economic development and growth is already significant, as climate-related disasters such as droughts and floods are estimated to have an economic burden of between two percent and 2.8 percent of GDP annually,” said the National Treasury and Planning Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani, signing the agreement. “This liability is driven by Kenya’s climate-sensitive economy, with sectors such as agriculture, water, energy, tourism and wildlife being hardest hit and exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic in the past two years,” he added.

If not contained, climate change-related shocks will cause undreamt-of disruptions to the country’s food security, with the already disadvantaged bearing the brunt of the burden.

Yatani said Kenya is trying to improve coordination and effectiveness in mitigating and adapting efforts, while promoting greater transparency in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement.

WFP Kenya country director Lauren Landis said climate change is leading to more frequent and intense droughts and other extreme weather conditions that disproportionately affect the most vulnerable people.


“These events can quickly lead to full-blown food and nutrition crises, with the global risk of hunger and malnutrition estimated to increase by up to 20 percent by 2050,” Landis said, adding, “Eradicating hunger requires courageous efforts to address the problem Enhancing Skills. ”Of people to prepare, respond and recover by investing in proactive measures to understand the risks before a crisis hits, and long-term measures to build resilience, improve market access and the rehabilitation of land. “

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Companies benefit when they invest in sports and games Thu, 23 Sep 2021 21:02:02 +0000
King Kyree from the USA (left), Ferdinand Omanyala (center) and Trayvon Brommel from the USA fight in the 100 meter final during the Kip Keino Classic-World Athletics Continental Tour 2021 at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi, on September 18, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Last weekend one of the most exciting global athletics competitions took place in Kenya – the Absa Kip Keino Classic, the last meeting of this year’s World Athletics Continental Tour at the Moi Sports Complex, Kasarani.

The festival brought some of the world’s best athletes from various disciplines to Kenyan soil, including sprinters Justin Gatlin and Trayvon Brommel, and Olympic champion El Bakkali.

Congratulations to our Kenyan athletes Faith Kipyegon, Vincent Keter, Mary Moraa and Ferdinand Omanyala, who, among other things, put on a great show and won various races and even set new records. It was indeed a moment of pride for our country.

These events not only make a decisive contribution to the international awareness of our sports industry, but also promote sports tourism. All over the world, sport is quickly becoming an important contribution to the tourism sector and thus to economic development.

As a bank whose aim is to bring opportunities to life, we felt honored to have played our role as a core partner in this major event that gave our athletes another chance to live their spirit of victory on home soil and show the world what Kenya is made of.


There is no denying that nothing on the global stage puts Kenya in the limelight as much as the skills of our athletes. The awards they have won in track and field competitions around the world have built our country a solid reputation as a manufacturer of world class runners. Their consistently impressive performances attract regionally and internationally renowned athletes who come to Kenya to train alongside our champions in high places such as Iten and Eldoret.

The Absa Kip Keino Tour was another opportunity to express our identity as the home of champions and demonstrate our growing ability to host international competitions.

As a private sector, we need to be more interested in sport as it plays an important role in improving our society. From a social point of view, sport plays an important role in building nations, strengthening social cohesion, preventing violence, and in building peace and unifying people, especially young people.

A recent report from Unicef ​​2021 identifies exercise as an effective way of engaging all children and developing their personal and social development to help them reach their full potential. Sport offers children – even the most disadvantaged – from an early age the opportunity to develop their physical skills and health, socialize, develop leadership skills, promote lifelong learning and have fun, according to the study.

In addition, young people who play sports acquire important life skills such as communication, cooperation and leadership that strengthen their self-confidence and develop desirable qualities for the job market. More generally, for societies, the above research has identified sport as an important factor in supporting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

All of these factors explain why the private sector should get involved. The private sector can participate in the development, financing and provision of sports infrastructure and services, among other things. In addition, sport is a cash incentive sector that requires consistent investment to attract the right role models, coaches and coaches who are critical to achieving positive results and nurturing athletic talent.

Over the years we have seen the positive contributions of the private sector in promoting sports such as soccer, boxing and rugby. As a result, many talented young people find decent employment through sport. Our decades of sponsorship of the Kenya Open Golf Tournament is proof of what public-private partnerships can achieve in a short period of time. Through such fruitful partnerships with Kenya Open Golf Ltd and the Department of Sports, we have helped transform the Kenya Open Golf Tournament from a local tournament into a prestigious, globally recognized championship that attracts and produces some of the world’s most renowned golfers.

The success of the Absa Kip Keino Tour is further proof that when we work together in the public and private sectors, we can raise the bar for our country’s sport development, talent identification and development and sport tourism opportunities. With consistent effort, Kenya can be recognized not only as a country of great sporting talent, but also as one that has the capacity, goodwill and resources to host global competitions on our soil.

For private sector actors, investing in sport creates opportunities for high awareness, visibility and positive affinity – all of which contribute to profitable results for a company and create a win-win situation for everyone.

Mr. Awori is the managing director of Absa Bank Kenya PLC

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Kenya reopens borders for Indian travelers Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:22:37 +0000

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said Thursday the African nation had reopened its borders to Indian travelers who were briefly closed due to the second wave of Covid-19.

The temporary ban on passenger flights from India has been lifted after a brief suspension since May this year due to the rise in the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, KTB said in a statement.

According to the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), flights from India to Kenya can now resume, which will give a boost to travel restricted by the Covid-19 pandemic, she added.

The travelers from India are exempt from quarantine as they are in possession of negative PCR-based Covid-19 test results obtained 96 hours before the trip, she added.

To step up containment measures against the pandemic, the visa application process will remain online.

In addition, the statement said the yellow fever vaccine will continue to be mandatory for every Indian visitor of all ages. Therefore, travelers would have to have a valid vaccination card when they arrive in Kenya.

Kenya is currently one of the few long-distance travel destinations open to Indians and KTB has continued to generate interest among travelers in visiting the country through marketing programs including digital campaigns, radio competitions and webinars, among others, throughout the year.

The flight schedule also provides for three direct flights from Mumbai to Nairobi per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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Cuba promises Kenya further support in research and pharmacy Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:45:11 +0000

Kenya and Cuba have committed to improving bilateral relations in research, vaccines and pharmaceuticals in order to implement further reforms in the health sector.

In a meeting with Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday, Ernesto Gómez Díaz, the outgoing Cuban ambassador to Kenya, said his country was committed to providing technical assistance to Kenya, as evidenced by the presence of Cuban medical specialists in the country who are part of a medical exchange program between the two nations.

“We already have 53 doctors in the country, and another 15 are expected shortly. Our doctors enjoy working in Kenya, ”said Diaz.

The 53 are part of 101 medical specialists who are expected at the request of the district administrations in the country. The new cooperation agreement was signed between Kenya and Cuba in June this year during a health CS visit to Cuba.

According to Kagwe, the government is looking for increased cooperation, including partnerships between Kenyan institutions such as KEMRI and their Cuban counterparts to fill existing knowledge gaps through medical research.

“The relationship between our two countries can only be improved and deepened because we have an institutional framework that goes beyond individual commitment. After seeing the management of Cuba, we have a lot to share and learn from each other. ”Watch the Health CS.

Citing its recent visit to the Caribbean, the CS said Kenya had learned important lessons from Cuba’s very successful model of primary health care.

“During my visit to Cuba, we talked about the training and exchange of nurses. During my training, I was impressed with a medical administration program. We find the hospital management course unique. We want to start getting involved immediately, ”said the CS.

And as Cuba’s Abdalla and Soberana vaccines await regulatory approval from the World Health Organization for use in treating Covid-19, Kagwe said Kenya is considering an improved company to build its own human vaccine manufacturing facility with the construction of a filling and Finished system almost finished.

At the same time, the Kenyan health authority reaffirmed its commitment to the safe release of Cuban doctors kidnapped by suspected Alshabaab militants.

Diaz congratulated Kenya following a decision by the UK government to remove it from the red list to make it easier for citizens to travel between the two countries, and said the move will help boost the tourism sector in Kenya, which has been hard hit by the corona crisis crank virus pandemic.

The Kenyan government began implementing a health agreement signed with Cuba in 2017, which aims to expand Kenya’s capacities in specialized medical fields.

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Kenya, UK, in talks about Covid-19 vaccine certificates Wed, 22 Sep 2021 03:00:00 +0000


Kenya, UK, in talks about Covid-19 vaccine certificates



  • The UK is working with Kenya to approve the Covid-19 vaccine certificate issued by Kenyan officials.
  • There were fears that new UK travel rules would not allow Kenyans to enter the UK despite receiving the recommended Covid-19 jabs.
  • These new rules, presented by the UK on Friday last week, go into effect today.

The UK is working with Kenya to approve the Covid-19 vaccine certificate issued by Kenyan officials.

There were fears that new UK travel rules would not allow Kenyans to enter the UK despite receiving the recommended Covid-19 jabs.

These new rules, presented by the UK on Friday last week, go into effect today.

On Wednesday, UK High Commissioner for Kenya Jane Mariott Howe and Secretary of the Health Cabinet Mutahi Kagwe said in a joint statement that they are introducing a system of mutual recognition of each other’s vaccination certificates.

However, they said the travel vaccination passport program could take some time, meaning Kenyan travelers to the UK would have to wait longer to benefit from the system.

“Currently, no country has completed the process of recognizing the other country’s vaccine certificates,” Ms. Howe and Kagwe said in a joint statement.

“We are working as quickly as possible to ensure that this happens so that travel is as smooth as possible for our peoples.”

Both officials, but jabs administered in Kenya, are recognized in the UK.

“There has been significant public concern over the issue of vaccine certification. We want to make it clear that both the UK and Kenya recognize vaccines that are given in both countries: Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. It is wrong to say that the vaccines given in either country are “not approved”, “they said.

Under the new UK regulations, only those who have received both vaccinations of a double-dose vaccine such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna or the Janssen single-shot vaccine will be considered fully vaccinated “as part of an approved vaccination program”.

According to the rules, travelers from Kenya would now be allowed to enter the UK, which was touted as a new boost to tourism in the high season.

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Kenya is Sri Lanka’s good friend Kananathan tells the Foreign Minister of Kenya Tue, 21 Sep 2021 19:05:08 +0000

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner for Kenya, Velupillai Kananathan, visited the Kenyan Foreign Minister Ambassador Raychelle Omamo in Nairobi on September 15, 2021.

At the beginning, the Foreign Minister highlighted the growing relationship between the two countries and thanked the High Commissioner for bringing new dynamism and dynamism to relations between Kenya and Sri Lanka through various activities and engagements. Foreign Minister Omamo said Kenya and Sri Lanka have enjoyed more than five decades of friendly relations, demonstrating the natural synergy between the two countries for greater bilateral cooperation.

High Commissioner Kananathan stressed that the recent flight connection between Colombo and Nairobi by Sri Lankan Airlines is the turning point to bring the two countries closer physically and to deepen bilateral cooperation. The High Commissioner briefed the Foreign Minister on the ongoing vigorous vaccination campaign in Sri Lanka, under the direct leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in order to vaccinate the entire population in the shortest possible time. He went on to say that with the successful eradication of COVID-19, air connectivity will make it possible to gradually increase trade, investment, tourism, people and human contacts between the two countries. Regarding cooperation in multilateral forums, High Commissioner Kananathan added that the two countries should continue to cooperate in multilateral fora for the mutual benefit of the countries. Foreign Minister Omamo responded by assuring Kenya’s support in continuing the existing effective cooperation between Kenya and Sri Lanka in international and regional fora, including the United Nations and its organizations, Commonwealth, NAM, Association for the Indian Ocean (IORA) Etc.

Both the Foreign Minister and the High Commissioner agreed to activate the bilateral mechanisms in order to expand relations to different areas of cooperation. High Commissioner Kananathan said that we are blessed to have Kenya as our good friend and Sri Lanka will always be your true friend. Sri Lanka values ​​the good connections between Sri Lanka and Kenya.

Minister Omamo thanked High Commissioner Kananathan for maintaining this partnership and laying the foundations between the two nations. To this end, Foreign Minister Omamo assured the High Commissioner of the unwavering support of the Foreign Ministry and all other Kenyan governments and private institutions.

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Whitefish videographer documents efforts to save the northern white rhinoceros Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:01:16 +0000

Jeff Hyer’s recent trip to Kenya inspired him to tell the story of the Northern White Rhinos.

He attended the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where he had the opportunity to meet the last two northern white rhinos in the world – Najin and Fatu. Scientists live under guard to protect themselves from the threat of poachers and are working diligently to hopefully preserve the species as it nears extinction.

“I’ve been following their stories for years,” he said. “But I had the chance to meet the people who work with them and learn about conservation. It was an amazing experience. “

The Whitefish native said geographic boundaries divide the way different countries deal with protecting all rhinos, and poaching is a big problem. And since the two remaining white rhinos in the world are female, figuring out a way to keep the species alive is also a biological challenge in its own right.

“Saving rhinos sounds like a very simple idea,” he said. “But it’s very complex and there is no one-size-fits-all solution,” said Byer. “I really loved analyzing this and being given the opportunity to interact with the people who are committed to nature conservation to learn more about it. I have developed from general knowledge to a much more advanced one and I want to communicate with people about it. ”

Four white rhinos were donated to Kenya by a zoo in the Czech Republic in the hope that staying in their natural habitat could help them reproduce. But the two males eventually died.

Conservation efforts now include the use of preserved sperm and eggs from the two females, neither of which can carry pregnancy, to create embryos and artificially fertilize southern white rhinos.

The story of the northern white rhinoceros involves the story of how there were only two what’s happening right now to preserve the species and then the future of what’s going to happen, Byer said.

“We’re in the middle of the story right now,” he added.

Hyer, a recent University of Montana graduate who is currently a freelance videographer, has a passion for wildlife conservation.

Hyer’s early love for animals got him on Big Valley Radio to host Jungle Jack’s “Zooniacs,” a children’s radio show that focused on animal learning. The program, with his connection to zookeeper and wildlife personality Jack Hanna, traveled to zoos across the country to interview animal experts and learn about various creations.

Hyer said he was inspired by his early experiences, and now the ultimate goal is to find a job in nature documentary programming. He is currently working on adding experiences like the one in Kenya to his portfolio.

“Working in multimedia and conservation is my greatest passion,” he said.

The Covid-19 pandemic gave Hyer the opportunity to travel to Kenya. This not only significantly reduced travel costs, but also gave him the opportunity to get to know the rhinos and animal welfare officers more personally and to meet the animals in person.

“Those were the most exciting weeks,” he said. “It was very worth it. I came as a tourist, but then I left with something special. ”

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Fake drinks are being cracked down on in Kwale – Kenya news agency Mon, 20 Sep 2021 18:42:00 +0000

Kwale County Commissioner (CC) Gideon Nyandiricha Oyagi has directed security agencies to severely combat the sale and consumption of substandard and counterfeit beverages in the area.

Oyagi expressed concern about the growing threat of substandard and counterfeit alcoholic beverages.

The administrator spoke about eliminating substandard and counterfeit beverages during the launch of a 30-day Rapid Results Initiative (RRI).

National Coastal Agency for the Drug Abuse Campaign (NACADA), manager George Karissa. Photo by Raymond Zaka

The county commissioner found that illegal alcohol, drug and drug abuse has ravaged the county’s economy and security should ensure the vice is eliminated.

“Illegal and low-quality alcohol brings our economy to a standstill, the government loses a lot of money because the people involved do not pay taxes,” said Onyagi.

He said the RRI program will also raise awareness of the manufacture, sale and use of unauthorized alcohol.

In addition, the initiative will focus more on identifying business people who have violated regulations by the National Agency for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) and other regulatory agencies.

The CC said the program will bring major stakeholders such as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on board and ensure that all bars and liquor centers are fully compliant.

Onyagi made it clear that the war on the illegal brew must not be used as a means to persecute alcohol users; Instead, it will focus more on keeping the industry safe.

The CC warned bar, wine and liquor owners who failed to adhere to Covid-19 protocols and promised to take tough action, including revoking operating licenses.

” Some bars do their business beyond the required time. Owners of such facilities will face the law. Nobody is above the law, ”said Onyagi.

Onyagi urged local residents to work with local administrators and security guards to ensure that misdirected business personnel are held accountable.

He added that some liquor centers were being used by criminals as hiding places, creating a major challenge for the county’s development. “People have been terrorized by criminals who escaped the security radar because of the illegal bars and restaurants,” Onyagi added.

The county commissioner asked the Kenya Revenue Authority, the County Government of Kwale, the Kenya Bureau of Standards and the Anti-Counterfeit Authority to ensure that all loopholes are closed.

He insisted that the war on the illegal brew can only be won if everyone involved works together.

The administrator said it is unfortunate that youth in the county are drowning in drug and substance abuse.

He found that hard drug use had increased dramatically, making a large percentage of youth unproductive.

He said the RRI would develop a special program to educate young people about the dangers of using banned drugs and substances.

In addition, Naibu Nyahi, a member of Kwale County’s Executive Committee on Tourism, Trade and Business Development, said the county government will revoke all bars, wine and liquor licenses that violate alcoholic regulations.

“We have built a drug rehabilitation center in Kombani and the progress is positive, some addicted youngsters have been rescued from this vice. We are still working on some plans to make sure we have rehabilitation centers in each subdistrict, ”added Nyahi.

The district executive said the Covid-19 restrictions in bars are encouraging the consumption of dangerous illegal brews.

Coast Regional Manager for NACADA, George Karissa, said there had been worrying reports of elementary school children implicated in the drug saga.

He added that the agency had developed a strategy to tackle the vice in elementary school.

“We fear that our young generation is slowly being destroyed by this poison. We have to be very innovative and fight this habit, ”said Karissa.

The Coast NACADA manager noted that the agency worked with the Department of Education to present topics addressing drug and substance abuse.

“The school life skills program, which previously focused on HIV / AIDS, will include classes on substance abuse. Such awareness will help children understand the dangers posed by banned substances, ”he said.

He said youth drug abuse has reached “catastrophic levels” and there is a need to involve various stakeholders and step up campaigns to stamp out the vice in communities.

Karissa called on the government and society to view drug addiction as a disease and to find a suitable cure for it, and called for the active participation of community members in the fight against drug abuse in order to save an entire young generation from doom.

He urged wine and spirits owners to strictly adhere to the terms of their licenses.

He found that most of them have allowed their customers to sell their products on-site rather than buy them to take away.

By Raymond Zaka and Hussein Abdullahi

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Builders: Rain Could Delay President Uhuru’s Legacy Project Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:16:12 +0000
A section of the Mau Mau Road that runs from Limuru to Nyeri. extends [Boniface Gikandi, Standard]

As the backbone of the famous Mau-Mau route takes shape, contractors have voiced concerns that heavy brief rains could delay their completion. The project should be completed by the end of the year.

Sporadic heavy rains along the hilly terrain have already slowed down construction progress, especially in the Murang’a district.

According to the National Highways Authority (KeNHA) of Kenya, the Kiambu section with two contractors was 25 percent complete by September 10, while in Nyeri progress was 20 percent.

Work in Murang’a County, where 153 km of the main Mau Mau motorway is being built, is estimated at 15 percent. Sporadic rains have caused disruptions, mainly in the form of landslides, creating a new need for soil stabilization.

KeNHA said the Gataka-Githiga-Kamahindu section in Kiambu District had 22 km to go, while the Ngewa-Kibichoi-Wangui section was 50 km.

According to Ezekiel Fukwo, the engineer overseeing the project, the Mau Mau network will be completed by the end of December.

Mr Fukwo said contractors were working to regain lost time on sunny days. “The terrain is tough too, but the teams on site aim to deliver within the allotted time,” he said.

The KeNHA multi-billion shilling project will connect four Mt. Kenya counties and Nakuru in the Rift Valley.

The road is considered an honor for the Mau Mau war veterans as it was first made usable during the War of Liberation in the Aberdare Forest.

“The Njabini-Naivasha tributary, which will be connected to the main spine in Aberdare Forest, is slated for completion in November and is currently 67 percent,” said Fukwo.

The project also includes the rebuilding of the existing Thika-Magumu motorway, which also runs through the Aberdare Forest.

The construction of the 540 km long motorway sparked an enthusiasm for tourism expeditions in the region, which is mainly dotted with picturesque tea cultivation ridges.

James Karanja, a businessman in Kandara, says the road will open up the area that has been closed for decades and accelerate the development of the fertile hinterland.

“As soon as the road is ready, I will set up a milk cooler all over Nyandarua to help farmers who have sold their products to middlemen at throw-away prices,” said Karanja.

Mercy Mwai, entrepreneur, is looking for the most suitable area for a tourist hotel. “I traveled the route from Kamahindu in Kiambu County three weeks ago,” Ms. Mwai said.

Transport CS James Macharia said no money was spent on the land purchase as the existing reservation was large enough.

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