Mombasa Info Tue, 04 Oct 2022 16:58:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mombasa Info 32 32 Dubai Tourism successfully presents its offer in SA Tue, 04 Oct 2022 16:58:06 +0000

With the events industry finally reopening after a Covid-induced hiatus, Dubai’s Department for Business and Tourism (DET) brought its first roadshow to South Africa in two years.

The multi-city roadshow, which began in Cape Town, headed to Durban and culminated in Johannesburg, was a showcase of its ongoing activities on the African continent and demonstrated Dubai’s renewed commitment to South Africa. After the hugely successful three city tour in South Africa, DET headed east to continue its ongoing operations in sub-Saharan Africa with Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya on the roadshow route.

The intention was to showcase Dubai’s affordable experiences and the variety of offerings the city has to offer to key travel partners as well as SA Tourism and Brand SA in South Africa. Notable highlights during the roadshow included travel, hospitality, entertainment and Dubai’s city-wide events focused on leisure, family travel, education and medical tourism. Breakout networking sessions, partner presentations, one-on-ones, and medical facility updates were key elements that enriched the program.

Known for its ongoing efforts to establish, maintain and showcase its safe, open and accessible sites, Dubai has been ranked as the #1 Global Destination in the 2022 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. DET’s new tourism figures show that overall Dubai’s hotels maintained an average occupancy rate of 76 per cent from January to May 2022. According to data from hotel management analytics firm STR, Dubai ranked first in the world for hotel occupancy, ahead of other international destinations including New York (61 percent). , London (60 percent) and Paris (57 percent) for the period January to April 2022. These are impressive statistics in a post-Covid marketplace.

Individual presentations by the roadshow participants put experiences in their city in a new light. Traveling to Dubai, with its dazzling nightlife and world-class restaurants, is not just for the privileged few. There is a plethora of experiences that cost little to nothing to be enjoyed, ranging from visiting art galleries and exploring museums in the waterfront souk, to driving in the desert and lazy days on the beach, to those in the calm ocean swims with beautiful views. Click on this link to learn more about Dubai experiences that won’t break the bank.

The feedback from participants in the roadshow offered positive feedback. Western Cape Health Minister Nomafrench Mbombo commented that she had never considered Dubai as a must-see place but was “now seriously considering a trip there” after seeing what Dubai has to offer as a city for South Africans. She said she is particularly interested in what the medical facilities have to offer and will explore opportunities that may exist related to “health exchange programs”.

Melody Williams said: “I have been pleasantly surprised at how affordable Dubai is and I am impressed by the number of new attractions that have emerged in recent years, the Museum of the Future, the Aura Pool and the Frame.”

Mr. Tareq Binbrek, Assistant Manager, International Relations (Africa) for Dubai Tourism (DET), commented: “Africa is an important market for Dubai Tourism. This is our first post-pandemic roadshow and we’re excited to be back. We were delighted to work closely with our trading partners and speak directly to our audience. A lot of new and exciting things have happened in Dubai since our last visit to this region and so we took the opportunity to share the good news with all our African travelers.”

Organizations accompanying DET to South Africa included hotels, hospitals and other stakeholders in the Dubai Tourism ecosystem.

HOTELS – 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central LLC, Aloft Hotel City Center Deira Dubai, Atlantis The Palm Hotel & Resort, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, Jumeirah Group, Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts LLC, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, Radisson Blu Hotel – Dubai Deira Creek, Radisson Hotel Group, Rove La Mer Hotel LLC, SLS Hotel and Residences Dubai LLC, Swiss Hotel Alghuraair LLC, TRYP by Wyndham Dubai and also Terra Sol Hospitality Services.

HEALTHCARE – Dubai Healthcare Authority in collaboration with selected private hospitals.

ATTRACTIONS – Dubai Parks & Resorts, The View At The Palm LLC

AIRLINES – Emirates airline.

DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES – Arrival Gate Tourism, Dusk Travel and Tourism, Groups Travel Tourism, Liberty International Tourism

Ambrose Rachier explains how to join Freemasonry, rules and secrets of members Mon, 03 Oct 2022 05:22:49 +0000

Gor Mahia Football Club Chairman Ambrose Rachier revealed what it takes to join the secret world of Freemasonry in the country and the initiation process.

Speak up on Sunday October 2nd NTVRachier scattered reports that Masons are a cult of devil worshipers that involve human sacrifices to gain wealth.

He argued that the Biblical King Solomon, son of David, was the first Freemason and that some of their values ​​are borrowed from his achievements, including building a temple.

However, Rachier maintained that Freemasonry is not based on a religion that brings together members of Christianity, Buddhism and atheists.

Ambrose Rachier, chairman of Gor Mahia Football Club, during a recent interview in his office.


accession process

According to the city’s attorney, one must be recommended by a member to join the secret society. It is not an open space like a church where every believer comes in and is willingly embraced.

The member would then go to their meetings, held in designated halls, to propose the name of a new person interested in becoming a Freemason.

Just like an application process, several interviews and background checks are conducted prior to joining to ensure a prospect meets their qualifications.

Other checks are also taken into account, including family background and individual characteristics.

“The first thing is when you hear about it, and you’re lucky to get in there — I say lucky in the sense that if you don’t hear it from someone else, you might never care,” Rachier said.

“So I would give you a talk and then go to a meeting and suggest I have someone to introduce. We will then invite you to an interview; we’ll talk to you about a few things. In particular, we are concerned for your family, what they will think of you because of all these negative views and if there is rejection,” he added.

After background checks, Freemasons later meet and decide whether to accept or reject a new member based on their qualifications.

Initiation process after joining Freemasonry

Freemasonry involves a series of initiation ceremonies similar to traditional ceremonies such as marriages and circumcision. However, Rachier noted that their initiation practices are secret and only members are allowed to know about them.

“No, there is no such thing as an oath, but there’s nothing wrong with taking an oath anyway. There is no strange oath that anyone takes in Freemasonry,” he insisted.

Ranks in Freemasonry

Freemasonry in Kenya is threefold. Others in the secret society serve as juniors while others are in the apprenticeship.

Before becoming a master of Freemasonry, one becomes a fair tradesman.

“There are others who are reaching the highest grade that can be reached, which we call the 33rd grade,” the Gor Mahia chairman explained.

rules and secrets

File photo of a Masonic Temple in Nairobi.

File photo of a Masonic Temple in Nairobi.


In Kenya, only men are allowed to practice Freemasonry. However, Rachier noted that members have started thinking about ways to allow women to join the secret society.

Members are prohibited from engaging in any activity that undermines the values ​​of the Society, such as B. Corruption and Mediation.

All members of society can be admitted. According to Rachier, influential people such as former chief justices, business magnates and politicians are part of society.

Must be willing to participate in charity projects in the country.

“We join Freemasonry to spread charity. There are some wealthy people in Freemasonry, and there are these people who live ordinary lives like me.

Some of them are business people, some are medical professionals and some are lawyers, and there is no distinction as to what kind of person you are. Some of them are judges of our courts. The common denominator is not wealth but charitable practices,” Rachier pointed out.

Aside from Nairobi, they have Masonic temples in Mombasa, Nakuru and Nyeri, among others, where members attend their 6pm services on certain days while donning their special attire.


The Supreme Court is asking for a report on the deception of a Kenyan citizen in custody Sun, 02 Oct 2022 08:51:29 +0000

The court also requested the assistance of the additional Attorney General in this case.

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court takes serious note of the “fraud” he is accused of by a Kenyan national of Indian origin in a custody dispute and has requested the CBI to report on the steps he took to secure his presence and transfer of custody secure his underage son to his estranged wife here.

The Supreme Court also ordered the Registrar of Assurances of Rajkot to provide details of another person’s rights and interests in two of convicted suspect Perry Kansagra’s properties by Oct. 8 so that it can proceed with their seizure.

A bench composed of Chief Justices Uday Umesh Lalit and PS Narasimha had convicted Mr Kansagra on July 11 of his contempt for playing “cheating” by securing custody of his son from his estranged wife and failing to return to the Supreme Court was.

The bank on Friday last reminded the CBI that it had given assurances that all possible help and assistance would be given by Union agencies and the Indian Embassy in Kenya to ensure the presence of Mr Kansagra and his minor son before that court.

“Rajat Nair, a learned attorney acting for the CBI, requests that the status report be filed on or before October 8, 2022. Let what is necessary happen,” the bank stated in the order.

It noted the minor child’s mother’s application for attachment of two properties in Rajkot belonging to her estranged husband, who does not appear before the Supreme Court.

After Mr. Kansagra was found guilty of violating his orders and contempt of court, the CJI-led jury adjourned the matter to hear the convict a number of times on the question of punishment.

“However, since the suspect has not appeared or been brought to court as a last chance, time has been given and the matter has been ordered to be made public on August 18… After some delays, the matter is now made public before us. Even after being granted such relief and adjournment on a few occasions, Mr. Perry Kansagra has not appeared before this court,” it noted.

It has now published the Suo Motu contempt case on October 10 because it is considering the issue of the verdict and its delivery after reviewing the CBI report.

The bank would also consider the mother’s request that a CBI officer or “any responsible official working in either the State Department or the High Commissioner’s Office in Kenya” be assigned to accompany Smriti Madan Kansagra to Kenya to meet the child and /or initiate appropriate proceedings in Kenya.

It has also sought the assistance of Additional Attorney General Aishwarya Bhati in the case.

Mr Kansagra, who has dual citizenship of Kenya and the United Kingdom, fought a custody battle over his son with his estranged wife in Indian courts and vowed to honor the terms, and later won custody of the Supreme Court in 2020 by allegedly having a falsified or false “mirror injunction” issued by the Kenyan High Court.

He later refused not only to obey orders granting the mother visitation or assembly rights, but shockingly asked the Kenyan court to “repeat Indian jurisdiction and/or laws and/or judgments, grant them.” violating and/or violating fundamental rights of minors through alleged and unenforceable judgments and orders in relation to minors pursuant to Article 23(3)(d) of the Kenyan Constitution”.

Considering Mr Kansagra’s “fraudulent” “unruly” conduct, the Supreme Court had overturned its judgment and issued a series of orders against him, including registering a Suo Motu contempt case.

(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

China’s priority partnership sector in Rutos Govt Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:50:07 +0000

According to Chinese Ambassador Zhou Pingjian, China will seek to strengthen diplomatic ties with President William Ruto’s government.

Speaking at the University of Nairobi (UoN) on Saturday October 1st, Pingjian stated that his country will support Ruto’s government with partnerships in the education system as a top priority.

He indicated that the Chinese government will increase its investment in the education sector through its scholarship program.

“We also appreciate the importance and value of education. It is one of the focal points of our bilateral cooperation.

Spokesman Moses Wetangula and Ambassador Zhou Pingjian on September 22, 2022.


Moses Wetangula

“I hope our partnership can do more to encourage this collaboration. The Embassy started this scholarship program 10 years ago and we can do more. It’s the only natural thing for us,” he said.

He noted that the scholarship has benefited thousands of students in the country and that fostering diplomatic ties will help Kenya‘s economy grow and develop.

“We’re just a family. In the Embassy, ​​it is natural for us to find ways to show our friendship. The embassy started the scholarship program ten years ago and was pleased that we can make a small contribution to reward Kenyan students,” he said

The Chinese ambassador’s statement comes days after he was received by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula, who allayed fears that Ruto’s government would cut ties with the Asian country.

“China is one of Kenya’s key national development partners and has provided significant support to our infrastructure development over the past decade.

“I assured him that the new administration of President William Ruto has no plans to limit our cooperation with the ROC,” Wetangula said at the time.

In recent years, China has been one of the country’s largest investors in the infrastructure sector, with most of the major projects being carried out under the rule of former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Some of the projects undertaken include the Nairobi Expressway and the Standard Gauge Railway.

A police car on the Nairobi Expressway.

A police car on the Nairobi Expressway.


Why we can’t go back to the Shamba system Fri, 30 Sep 2022 21:41:44 +0000
An aerial view where part of the Mau forest has been cleared for agriculture. [File, Standard]

All eyes were on Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua this week after he was “misquoted” when he said the new government would give back the “Shamba system” that allows farming in forests.

He said eventually trees would grow and drive farmers out of the forests. For a moment, DP Gachagua seemed to be the only stranger in Jerusalem aware of the existence of a farmer who could be evicted from a forest by a mature tree.

He forgot the long and short term effects of a Shamba system on water towers, forest and tree cover, agriculture, tourism, livelihoods, health and whether there would still be forests by 2030.

And do forests have only trees? What happens to the insects, birds, animals, peat, honey and attachments of the indigenous communities, the medicinal and aesthetic values ​​of the forests?

This week I attended a symposium calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty, led by people of different faiths around the world, where I also addressed the following: “We share this earth… Our survival is not negotiable , when thousands of biodiversity are lost; we need them all (for us) to stay alive… No religion says we should destroy the planet… How we live in a few years depends on how we fight desertification”.

Reintroducing the Shamba system will undermine President William Ruto’s plans to tackle climate change by reducing deforestation and ensuring a faster and fairer transition to renewable energy, as he promised in his inaugural address.

The Shamba system is a no! Not now that we want to hold on to good news about nature; even as small as a nature reserve like Lewa, which reports on the growth of the rhino population. Not when The State of the Climate, a report by the World Meteorological Organization released this week, projects the risk of water stress-induced conflict, displacement, destabilized economies across the Horn of Africa and a degrading ecosystem. Up to 700 million people in Africa are said to be at risk of being displaced by climate-related water shocks by 2030.

I want to believe that DP Gachagua, knowing how interconnected the ecosystem is, was misquoted, or did he misquote himself? Because we have to go in the right direction with our calls for climate funds from elite nations that make global warming worse by profiting from fossil fuels.

Going in the right direction requires closing all the loopholes that climate deniers see through policies and actions, building community capacity on global warming and best locally-led practices to increase adaptation and resilience, more Fund research to implement the revised Nationally Determined Contributions sent to the UNFCCC in December 2020, improving infrastructure and technology for early warning systems, working with neighboring countries in joint efforts to address the crisis, and mobilizing Africa to address elite nations regarding Hold climate finance to account, especially at COP27.

Just as Vanuatu, a small Pacific island nation, was the first country to call for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty and even pushed for it at the recent UN General Assembly, Kenya can be proud of taking bold steps towards the transition to renewable energy and to help place Africa in the right place in the climate puzzle.

Kenya has evidence of the effects of harsh climate conditions that have killed thousands of people, destabilized hundreds of thousands of others and caused untold suffering from drought, floods and pollution.

Knowing this, we must urge and speak louder to avoid global inequalities on the issue of climate change, but without forgetting our core responsibilities.

The author is interim communications manager at GreenFaith. [email protected]

Azimio question Usefulness of the Supreme Court in Kenya’s democracy Fri, 30 Sep 2022 10:08:15 +0000
  • Azimio’s top leadership has questioned the relevance of the Supreme Court in judging presidential election petitions
  • Led by Raila Odinga, Azimio wants the Kenyans to evaluate the Apex Court as to whether it serves its intended purpose
  • They heavily criticized the Supreme Court’s reasons for rejecting the 2022 presidential election bid

Azimio la Umoja A leadership of the Kenya Coalition Party led by Raila Odinga has urged Kenyans to reconsider the role of the Supreme Court in Kenya’s electoral process.

Martha Koome during the hearing on the President’s petition. Photo. The Judiciary of Kenya.
Source: Twitter

In a statement to the newsroom on Thursday, September 29, Azimio’s top politicians called the Martha Koome-led bank the weakest link in the quest for democracy.

“Kenyans need to examine whether the Supreme Court is serving the purposes for which it was established,” the report said.

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In her critique of the Supreme Court’s reasoned ruling, Azimio questioned the language used by the judges in delivering the verdict.

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They called the reasoning of the seven-member judges’ chamber “hot air” and said the verdict lacked both factual and legal integrity.

“In our view, and we feel entitled to use the language of the court, the full decision is unfounded and just ‘hot air’.” We therefore reiterate our objections to the judges’ reasoning. It lacks integrity in both fact and law and is based on no discernible logic,” Raila said as reported by Citizen.

The ODM leader, while insisting that the results of the 2022 presidential election remain illegitimate, urged Kenyans not to give up hope in the fight for democracy.

“We consider the election result to be completely illegitimate and call on Kenyans not to lose faith in the fight for democracy,” Azimio said.

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Azimio is demonstrably lamenting the dismissal

The Azimio leadership criticized the Supreme Court for rejecting their evidence relating to alleged unauthorized access to IEBC systems, alleged interference with Forms 34As by outside parties and alleged forgery of Forms 34B as opposed to the original Forms 34As

Azimio further wondered why the Koome-led bank found the alleged suppression of the numbers by postponing the gubernatorial elections in Mombasa and Kakamega irrelevant in its ruling.

Raila’s team insisted that President William Ruto did not receive 50% +1 of the votes cast, as required by the Constitution.

Supreme Court ruling

The development follows the move by Supreme Court justices to dismiss the petition on the consolidated results of the presidential election challenging Ruto’s victory in the State House race.

In the landmark judgment of Monday September 5, the Chief Justice dismissed the evidence submitted by the petitioners.

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Koome, for example, said there was no evidence the Forms 34A were intercepted and processed before they were uploaded to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) portal, as claimed by Raila.

“There is no credible evidence to prove RTS’s access to intercepting and altering Form 34A before they were uploaded to the IEBC portal. There was also no evidence that the forms uploaded were tampered with,” Koome said.

Koome also dismissed Julie Soweto’s connection of Jose Carmago with election interference, calling it “double hearsay and hot hair”.

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Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Local Roundup (September 29): Abington’s Kenya Lucas gets 1,000th kill Fri, 30 Sep 2022 02:01:24 +0000

girls volleyball

Abington 3, Hatboro-Horsham 1: Kenya Lucas had 11 kills, including a career 1,000th, and eight aces in a SOL American win on Thursday.

The Ghosts won in four sets 25-11, 25-12, 19-25, 25-22.

Sasha Moody added 13 kills and Mary Carter had 24 assists.

field hockey

Abington 1, Springfield-Montco 0: Erica Devlin scored in overtime to lead the Ghosts to a SOL crossover win over the Spartans on Thursday.

Devlin’s game winner came at 9:58 in overtime and was assisted by Maeve Link.

“I was really proud of how the whole team came together in overtime,” said Abington coach Katie Small. “It was our first of the season and they dug really deep, although you could tell they were tired. Caitlin Murcur did a great job at the net, scoring her third shutout in five games.”

Wissahickon 6, Lower Moreland 0: Kendall Crowley scored two of her three goals in the first quarter to lead the Trojans to a SOL crossover win on Thursday.

Riley Ball added two goals while Caroline Kirkpatrick had four assists and Ella Hummel had two assists.

North Penn 12, Bensalem 0: Laura Albert scored four goals and Caleigh Sperling added three in Thursday’s Knights SOL crossover win.

North Penn built a 5-0 lead in the first quarter and a 7-0 lead at halftime. Grace McGeehan had two goals in the first quarter, including the first goal of the game.

The Knights, improving to 6-5 with the win, beat the Owls 22-0.

girls tennis

Methactone 6, Owen J. Roberts 1: Hana Nouaime won the first singles 7-5, 6-3 to lead the Warriors to a PAC victory on Thursday.

Lauren Montgomery won the third singles 6-0, 6-0 while Methacton won all four doubles in straight sets.

Kenyan President Ruto promises tax reform to reduce inequality Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:16:21 +0000

Ruto, 55, posed as the champion of the poor in the August 9 poll

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