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Julius Malema: We are running the country from behind!

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Julius Malema, Economic Freedom Fighters leader, appears to be enjoying his newfound influence over South Africa’s political narrative and has declared his party “in charge” of the country’s policy direction because, he says, the ANC has run out of ideas.

“We’re in charge. We are running the country from behind through ideas because there is an absence of ideas in the ruling party,” Malema told the Mail & Guardian this week.

Julius believes that his party stands a good chance of winning the 2019 national elections and even doubling its 2014 electoral gains.

“I can guarantee you that there is no way it won’t double its numbers. We expect to win elections; we don’t [expect] to [just] double numbers. But even if we lose elections, there’s no way we will get less than double what we got in 2014,” Malema said.

He said he was not losing any sleep over the “Ramaphosa effect” — which political commentators say will force opposition parties to change their strategies. “The honeymoon is over. It was just excitement … a euphoria which has disappeared now. Ramaphosa has not had any impact. Let’s take the suspension of Tom Moyane as Sars [South African Revenue Service] commissioner; it’s not a ‘wow’ moment. Only fools will say ‘wow’,” Malema said.

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‘Reggea to Continue’ Uhuru Breaks his silence on BBI

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President Uhuru Kenyatta at Wagai
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally said something on BB1 since it was downed by the five High Court judges.

President Uhuru Kenyatta at Wagai

The state CEO believes with BBI they will drive Kenyans future-forward. He shares his views speaking at Wagai market in Gem Constituency, Siaya, Uhuru added that his handshake with Raila Odinga is a long-term engagement that will go into the future.

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Reer Yusuf Clan Leadership

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Reer Yusuf Clan Leadership

The Leader of Reer Yusuf  Suldan Macalin Adan  Abdi  Ismeil Guled Samatar was leading Reer Yusuf Clan for sixty-nine years since Somalia independency from nineteen sixty he worked all Somali government from the first Somali government of President  Adan Abdulle Osman to the current government  Of president Mohamed  Abdullahi Farmaajo.

During Somalia civil war he was Peacemaker among Somali tribes who were in conflicts among themselves Suldan Macalin Adan Abdi Ismeal Guled Samtar was peace lovers to and initiated several peace project. He passed on 8th April 2021 at the age of 93. May his soul rest in peace.

Suldan Macalin Adan Abdi Ismeal Guled Samtar’s leadership was within the following district which are located within Gedo Region

Reer Yusuf Clan
Leaders of Reer Yusuf Clan
Generational Leadership
Suldan  Macalim  Adan  Abdi  Guled Samatar  He takes power after the death of his uncle Suldan Ahmed  Adanyare  Samatar before him the Clan was ruling his  uncle .Suldan Hirsi Dogow  Ali Jibril
Reer Yusuf Clans are two Adan and Haarun
Adan Yusuf  Sub clans
  •  Jibraail  Adan
  • Qurux  Adan
  • Bees Adan
  • Abdi  Adan
Jibraalid  Adan Sub Clans 
  • Reer  Jibril
  • Reer Ali Noor
  • Reer Roble
  • Reer  Farah warmooga
Reer Jibril Sub Clans
1 Reer Samatar
2 Reer ali
3 Reer Omar
4  Reer Jirow
Harun Yusuf  Sub clans
  1. Caadawe
  2. Mahamud Haarun
  3. Ahmed Haarun
  4. Abtidow Haarun
Garbahayey District

Luuq District

Burdhaba District

Bardhare District

ELWAK District

Bullahawa District

Low juba Region
They live in  Kismayu
District and its rural areas.

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“Do Not Loan Us!” Kenyans On Twitter react to IMF’s 254bn shillings loan

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On April 2, 2021, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved 38-month arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Kenya in an amount equivalent to 254.41 billion shillings to support the next phase of the authorities’ COVID-19 response and address the urgent need to reduce debt vulnerabilities. Approval of the ECF/EFF enables the immediate disbursement of about 307.5 million dollars, usable for budget support. This follows Fund emergency support to Kenya in May 2020, 100 percent of quota, equivalent to 739 million dollars at the time of approval.

The IMF announcement was met with an online uproar with many online users wondering why the government would take up more loans when they are already feeling the debt burden. A section of politicians also took to the online platforms, questioning the government’s decision to request for funds to combat the Covid-19 pandemic while counties had hardly received any monies.

Kenya’s public debt stood at Sh7. 6 trillion as of June 2020, according to the 2021 Budget Policy Statement. The IMF however maintains Kenya’s debt is sustainable but it was at high risk of debt distress, and authorities should focus their near-term agenda on urgent structural policy challenges. “The program supported by EFF/ECF arrangements with the Fund provides a strong signal of support and confidence. It is also subject to notable risks, including from uncertainty about the path of the pandemic, and steadfast pursuit of the program objectives will be essential also considering the upcoming political calendar. The Kenyan authorities have demonstrated a strong commitment to fiscal reforms during this unprecedented global shock, and Kenya’s medium-term prospects remain positive” Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair, stated.

Antoinette Monsio Sayeh – Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Here are some picks from the Trending hashtags since Friday.

One Jefferson Murray has started a petition to the International Monetary Fund Board and is urging Kenyans to join in signing it. Part of the petition reads “Our President, Uhuru Kenyatta, is even on record as saying that Kshs.2 billion is lost daily to corruption in Kenya. The same President recently approved a luxury car grant bribe to junior lawmakers to pass controversial changes to the Constitution, punching another hole to an already strained budget. Some of the President’s close allies have been adversely implicated in the so-called “Covid Billionaires” scam, where billions of shillings from international donors was lost in irregular tenders for PPE at the height of the first wave of the Covid -19 pandemic. Nothing ever came out of the President’s commissioned probe into the scam. We are therefore calling on the IMF to suspend the disbursement of the loan package it recently approved until proper accountability mechanisms to ensure it will be prudently managed and accounted for are put in place!”

You can find the petition here: http://chng.it/qVr7QsyRVt

 

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Senators Reach Consensus To Approve Third Basis Revenue Sharing Formula.

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On Thursday, September 17, Senators unanimously voted to approve the third basis for sharing revenue among counties after a record 10 failed attempts to reach a consensus. All the 41 senators present in the House on the afternoon session voted to approve the formula.

From the proposed formula, no county loses revenue allocation.

The motion for approval of the Third Basis Formula for Revenue Allocation among County Governments has be carried. The Ayes 41, Abstention 0, Nays 0,” Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka announced.

The Moses Wetangula and Johnstone Sakaja chaired 12 member committee that was tasked with a win-win formula had reached a consensus on the formula and briefed the rest of the house before the official sitting.

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The proposed formula takes into account eight parameters; Basic share (20%), Population (18%), Health (17%), Poverty Level (14%), Agriculture (10%), Roads (8%), Land (8%) and Urban (5%).

In the new formula, Nairobi is the gains the highest amount with Ksh 3.3 billion. This will push it’s total allocation to Ksh 19 billion. Nakuru gains Ksh 2.5 billion, Kiambu Ksh 2.2 billion, Turkana Ksh 2 billion and Kakamega Ksh 1.9 billion. Tharaka Nithi is gaining the least amount of Ksh 289 million.

The Council of Governors through its Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega Governor) released a statement making a treat to shutdown operations in the counties stating it had been occasioned by lack of resources after senators failed to agree on the revenue sharing formula.

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Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi To Remain Behind Bars For Seven More Days.

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Oscar Kipchumba Sudi appeared before Nakuru Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalu on Wednesday, where he is charged with hate speech, offensive conduct, resisting arrest, being in unlawful possession of a firearm and assault of a police officer.

The legislator will now remain in police custody for 7 more days pending completion of investigations into allegations against him.

Sudi had already spent two days behind bars at the Nakuru Central police station pending a bail application ruling.

Before his arrest, the Kapseret MP insisted he had insulted no one and would not apologise.

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi Photo Courtesy

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and the police who are the prosecutors made an application in court seeking to hold Sudi for 14 days to conclude investigation. The prosecution said the MP is a flight risk having failed to surrender himself soon after he learnt he was being sought by the police. These claims were opposed by the accused lawyers who include Gladys Shollei(Uasin Gishu Women Representative) and Kipkoech Ng’etich.

Some leaders came to show solidarity with Sudi at the Nakuru law Courts. The leaders present included Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, MPs Kimani Ngunjiri, Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), William Cheptumo (Baringo North), Charles Kamuren (Baringo south) and Caleb Kositany (Soi).

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