Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Crooked doctors mint money in risky backstreet abortions

NAIROBI, KENYA: Nineteen-year-old Victoria reenacts how a ‘doctor’ at a clinic in Huruma pumped out blood from her womb using some straw-like plastic. She was 17 then.

“I didn’t even know I was pregnant, until I started falling sick. My mother asked if I was pregnant. I shared with a friend, and she said we need to check out and get rid of it, fast.”
They did. A local ‘doctor’ at the backroom of a two-roomed, plywood partitioned clinic asked her not to scream. The pain was unbearable. Then the bleeding was unstoppable.
After a few months, she was pregnant again. She had learnt the ropes but unlike the first time when she was asked to cough Sh2,000, this second doctor, deemed an expert who works at a reputable hospital but operating a clinic in Madoya, Huruma, asked for Sh5,000.
Other girls in Huruma say some of the people operating the local pharmacies and clinics also work in big hospitals but have found a quick avenue to make money through  abortions.
According to Kenyan law and the World Health Organisation (WHO), these doctors or health workers are categorised as quacks. The WHO says that performing an abortion in an environment that does not conform to minimum medical standards is unsafe. It further defines unsafe abortion as a procedure for terminating pregnancy, carried out by persons lacking the necessary skills.
But safety was the last thing in Victoria’s mind. The pregnancy had to go; otherwise her parents would disown her. The doctor gave Victoria some tablets, saying they were painkillers. “Then he asked me to lie on a table then used scissors on me.”
The first time, the pregnancy was three months. The second, she says, she visited the ‘doctor’ at five months, which according to the Ministry of Health should not be the case, as termination of pregnancy in the second trimester should be done in facilities with adequate supportive care like blood transfusion and a theatre.
This is according to a Standards and guidelines handbook for reducing morbidity and mortality from unsafe abortion in Kenya, published by the Ministry of Health last year.
The book like the  Constitution says abortions are not permitted unless, in the opinion of a trained health professional, there is need for emergency treatment, or the life or health of the mother is in jeopardy.
But women like Victoria rarely learn from mistakes. After her second abortion, Victorial joined a local high school and settled down for her studies. But soon she met a garbage collector who would smile at her everyday, then started buying her chips and giving her bus fare. After a while, she was “in love”.
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Former KPL champions Sofapaka have appointed a new coach.

Sam Timbe
Nairobi,Kenya:Former KPL champions Sofapaka have appointed a new coach. Sam Timbe (top) arrived in Nairobi yesterday and declared he has what it takes towel the struggling side. “I have worked with clubs in Rwanda and Tanzania before and this gives me experience to handle my new responsibility,” he said after jetting into the country.

Timbe admitted that he does not know much about the Kenyan league as he has been busy in his current role as Uganda Cranes assistant coach, but adds that it does not differ much with where he has worked before.

Women to avoid on social media

Last week I wrote about ‘Men to Avoid On Social Media’ and the response was overwhelming. Several men said I was being unfair because they felt they were being picked on or rather singled out. In order to balance things out, here is a list of women you need to avoid on social media:
The chatty patty
She updates everything she does on to her Facebook and Twitter and does not have a filter. She posts real time events that occur in her relationship, from the fights to her dinner dates, to how she got ‘some’ last night. This chatty lady will go as far as posting her menstrual cycle because she does not know how to keep it at a minimum.
The attention seeker
She will not hesitate to go above and beyond just to get a little bit of attention. Compliments validate her life so she will post pictures of her thighs, booty and breasts because she is fishing for compliments. This lady will spend her whole day on the internet streets just to get a few compliments but gets offended when you objectify her.
The groupie
Gone are the days where fans yearn to get an autograph from their favourite celebrity. These days, groupies want a followback on Twitter from their favourite celebrity and to hook them on Facebook. She will tweet unnecessary things to her favourite celebrities sometimes as far as saying she wants to bed them. That’s when she tops up her madness with nude pictures of herself sent to his inbox.
The bitter woman
This woman got her heart broken by some man so she always has something spiteful to say about men. All her posts simply sound bitter. It’s as if all men wronged her. Several good men will pass her by. She has this belief that every man is hitting on her. She should understand that a ‘hello’ may mean just that and not, ‘hey, sexy can I have your number?’
The party animal
In my previous article Bottom Bitch Behaviour (August 2-8), I said men are not attracted to women who frequent clubs. Men avoid women who change their profile picture because they attended a party. She simply has her priorities focused on which parties to attend as opposed to anything else.
The ‘holy’/inspirational chick
All she ever posts is inspirational and Bible quotes and talks about being boring and not bringing anything else to the table.
The baby mama with the drama... follow the whole story on the link bellow 

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is on 'the verge of death'

Mike Tyson
    Legendary boxer Tyson revealed he could be on the verge of death. Photo: Courtesy
Mike Tyson has revealed that he is on the verge of dying from alcohol and drug abuse after years of lying about being sober.
The former heavyweight champion made the startling revelation while at a press conference to promote ESPN's Friday Night Fights at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York on Friday.
'I'm a bad guy sometimes,' he said. 'I did a lot of bad things, and I want to be forgiven... I wanna change my life, I wanna live a different life now. I wanna live my sober life.
'I don't wanna die. I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic.'
After realizing what he had shared, he paused before adding that he has not consumed alcohol or drugs in six days, which he called 'a miracle'.
'I've been lying to everybody else that think I was sober, but I'm not,' he admitted. 'This is my sixth day. I'm never gonna use again.'
Tyson's struggle with alcohol and drugs has been well documented; he has been in and out of rehab three times.
He has also admitted that around five years ago he was contemplating suicide and overdosing - just before his four-year-old daughter Exodus died on May 26, 2009 when she was strangled by a cord while playing on a treadmill. He said that the tragedy served as a wake up call.
'I didn't think I'd be here much longer,' Tyson said. 'I was planning on killing myself. I was overdosing every night. I couldn't believe it - that I was waking up. Living life is different for me.
'I had to change my life. It's been hell, but I'm happy to be alive.'

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Nyeri Man Brings Monkey Home, Claims He Is In Love And Chases Wife And Children

Nyeri Man Brings Monkey Home, Claims He Is In Love And Chases Wife And Children
Residents of Kiamwathi village in Nyeri got a rare and unusual shock of their lives when Shadrack Kinuthia sent his wife and children away claiming that he is in love with a monkey that he brought home! Shadrack,an Engineering graduate of JKUAT hugged
and kissed the monkey while showing open affection for the animal.
The villagers thought the Engineer has gone bananas but he assured them that he was sane
and sound. The man who is blessed with TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS did not want to see or talk to any member of his family;actually ,he claimed that they are EXPECTING A CHILD anytime with the PONGIDAE meaning that he has raped the monkey severally.
The man was arrested and may undergo mental examination so as to establish whether he he is mentally ok. The Monkey was put under the custody of KWS

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sets Wayne Rooney 48-hour deadline

Chelsea boss sets Wayne Rooney 48-hour deadline
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sets Wayne Rooney 48-hour deadline
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has given Wayne Rooney 48 hours to decide if he wants to leave Manchester United and move to Stamford Bridge.
United insist Rooney is not for sale and he was outstanding as the sides played out a goalless draw on Monday.
"The person that started the story has to finish the story. For the good of everyone it is time to finish the story," said Mourinho.
"One way or another he has to say 'I want to leave' or 'I want to stay'."

He suggested the 27-year-old striker himself was the catalyst for Chelsea's move saying "he told someone very important in his career" that he wanted to leave United.
Asked how long he was prepared to wait before moving on to other targets - with Anzhi Makhachkala's Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o understood to be the alternative - Mourinho replied: "Twenty-four hours, 48 hours."
He added: "If you look at a manager like me, a club like us and the people who work at the club with me, we are not silly enough to try and get a player from a big club that doesn't want to sell.
"We are not silly enough to try something if somebody didn't start it."
He added: "After that, if he wants to leave he has to say - or if he has decided now he doesn't want to leave any more then he has to say."
The former Everton forward was given huge support throughout by United's fans and indeed Chelsea's supporters who want him to switch to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues boss said: "He was a real professional. He played for his club, the club that pays him, and tried to win.
"He tried to score. He played a fantastic match in difficult circumstances and I praise him. You have to say it was fantastic because many players in this situation can't express themselves."
Mourinho also praised the support Rooney received from United's supporters, saying: "It was fantastic. In other countries it would not be possible. It was very English."
He also dismissed speculation that Juan Mata, left on the bench at Old Trafford, would be sold as he said: "He is very important to Chelsea and the stories coming out are nonsense. No chance - Juan goes nowhere."

Friday, 23 August 2013


AFC Leopards fans will attend an inter-denominations mass at Jesus is alive ministries (JIAM) on Sunday from 9.30 am before congregating at Kencom Bus stage at mid day to start consuming organized transport to Kasarani Stadium. The Paradiso buses will be on standby to ferry the fans at a subsidized fee of kshs 30 each into the stadium and back into town at the same fee. At Kencom, Ingwe fans will be entertained by the energetic Ainea Mugaisi’s Imbulu Isikuti troupe and the fast rising Gada troupe. Fans mobilizer per excellence Fred Lutta aka ‘Muchamaa’ also reminded Ingwe supporters to sit at the AFC designated side, left of the VIP dais to avoid confrontation with rivaling fans. Lutta called on Ingwe fans to heed the ‘Jaa Jaa Stadi na Mabeste’ campaign urging them to bring along many new supporters to boost the morale of the team so as to prevail on Sunday. Tickets will be sold at the Stadium for Kshs 500 all round with a mammoth crowd expected. Several VIPs have confirmed attendance including Deputy President Hon William Ruto. The Derby of Kenya kicks off at

Have Nairobi women killed the fine art of dancing?

In any nightclub in Nairobi, there are three worst nuisances: The fools out to spike your drink, the waiters who disappear with your balance, and the feisty female dancer.

There is a breed of women, who have a curious habit of being possessed on the dance floor. I must state from the outset that Jamaican riddim and ragga bring the worst in our women.
What happened to the coordination of moves in a charming way? Dancing has become mechanical, physical and punitive. As a regular in nightclubs, I am perturbed at what dancing is degenerating into.
Women have conditioned men into ‘socket-dancing’, where they readily rub their behinds on men’s groins, simulating sex acts. They don’t mind how many men they rub themselves on. Ladies, what is going on?
I am old enough to remember a time — not so long ago — that it took a lot of persuasion to get a woman to make such raunchy moves.
Dancing used to be a significant phase of courtship that helped adults to bond.  It taught individuals patience, discipline and restraint. There were rewards that came with the ritual. The music was good, orderly and romantic.  There were many styles and moves, and a woman rubbing her behind on a man was highly frowned upon. It was cheesy. It still is.
The courtship phase of relationships was wiped away when women started drinking alcohol en masse. The dating standards are now at an all-time low. You don’t have to be charming, humourous, intellectual and all those desirable qualities that women hankered after. Now you just buy the damn drinks, stand in the path to the washrooms like an electric pole and let her rub herself on you!
I cannot dance to save my life. I am ridiculously tall, inordinately shy and awkward at it. But every once in a while I have had women grab me from where I am standing or seated and subject me to humiliating ‘socket-dancing’ or an uncalled for lap-dance. Most men have admitted such moments leave them high and dry. Any time a woman forces a man to dance with her, an angel weeps in heaven.
It is used to be the other way round with men asking women for a dance. Some slight resistance used to make the effort worth it.
There used to be a procedure on the necessary steps and how far individuals could go. Nowadays you can meet a stranger in the improvised dance floor, dance erotically, kiss, exchange numbers and — with a little luck — wake up from the same bed the following day. Men are also culprits in this disgraceful and disastrous state of affairs, but it is only because women have lowered the standards to zero.
The demonically fast dancing is the only reason I am normally persuaded by the Minion Theory, which presupposes that half the humans we see are evolved animal spirits. Nothing can justify the oppression that women are subjecting men to in the dance floor.

Conjestina Achieng' retires to the village

“I was called by someone from Nairobi that Conjestina was picking up leftovers from rubbish bins and eating for lack of food,” said Conje’s father Clement Adala.

This was the matter that forced him to take his daughter away from Nairobi back to Siaya County.
For the past one month, Kenya’s top female pugilist  has been staying with her parents at their Umiru village, Nyamninia sub-location in Siaya. She had left Nairobi after apparently failing to take care of herself and because her condition was becoming worse having suffered mental disorder earlier.
When The Nairobian team visited her in Umiru village, her parents looked sad. They kept looking at their daughter, who was once a boxing champion, but is now unable to even fend for herself or even communicate sensibly. Conje together with her only son are staying at home surviving on the little they can get from their parents.
Last year her condition made her to be taken to Mathari Hospital, a matter that made her pause her boxing career that had already started flourishing.
Adala showed The Nairobian a letter from Mathari Hospital dated June 18 that indicated Conje was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder/paranoid schizophrenia. She was admitted to Mathari last September 8 after she relapsed in a psychotic episode.Conje had earlier been treated for the same in January 2011 but apparently she relapsed after failing to take her medication citing lack of funds.
On review on June 17, she appeared calm but in a depressed mood. “There was no psychotic features and it was reported that she had stopped taking drugs after they got finished and could not be bought due to lack of money,” said Adala.
Mathari consultant psychiatrist, Dr Nelly Kitazi advised her to undergo counselling individually and with her family.
Apart from that, Conje was advised to resume her medication and engage in gainful employment. Her father said Conje stopped taking medication because of stress and also after the prescription elapsed they could not afford to buy the drugs.
In a letter dated September 6 last year addressed to Mathari Hospital medical superintendent on admission to the institution, Dr Ngugi Gatere said ‘Conje’ was talking a lot, aggressive, lacked a lot of sleep and refused to take medication prescribed for her.
When she was interviewed she had hallucinations that directed her on what to do. She claimed to have a clock in her head that directed her on what to do and that “aeroplanes” were monitoring her movements.                            

Are you safe with that tattoo?

Tattoos, in other words body art, are more common than ever before. Walking along the city streets exposes you to a barrage of tattooed Nairobians keen to show off their body artwork. Some will even risk indecent exposure to give a glance of tattooing in some unimaginable places! And more tattoo studios are coming up by the day.

But don’t let the ease of getting tattoos stop you from making a thoughtful decision about permanent body art. Before you get a tattoo, be clear about what’s involved and be certain that tattooing is the right decision for you. Tattooing is not without health risks – make sure you understand the risks and basic safety precautions.
A tattoo is a permanent design made on your skin with pigments inserted through pricks into the skin’s top layer. The tattoo artist uses a hand-held machine that acts much like a sewing machine, with one or more needles piercing the skin repeatedly. With every puncture, the needles insert tiny ink droplets.
The process causes a small amount of bleeding and some pain. The breaching of the skin raises the potential for allergic reactions, infections and longer-term skin conditions associated with scarring referred to as keloids. At worst, contaminated tattoo equipment can transmit blood borne diseases like Hepatitis B and C, and even HIV.
Various strategies can help reduce health risks associated with tattoos. We could borrow a leaf from the most tattooed nation, the UK, and legislate on licensing of tattoo studios. Tattoo licences can be restricted to only trained tattooists, and their studios must surpass the threshold of health and safety.
The tattoo artist must disinfect their hands and wear protective gloves for every customer. Non-disposable equipment must be sterilisable. And tubes and needles must always be from sealed packages before the next customer’s tattooing begins. Any leftover pigments, trays and containers from a previous customer should always be discarded.
You as the customer should also dictate your own tattoo safety standards. Do not allow yourself to be pressured into getting a tattoo, and certainly don’t get a tattoo when under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Choose your tattoo studio carefully. Make a decision whether your tattoo should be visible or hidden under your clothing. Remember weight gain, including pregnancy, can distort or otherwise affect the appearance of your tattoo.
Take good care of your tattoo. It can take up to two weeks for the skin to heal. Keep the tattooed area clean, well moisturised and free from tight clothing or direct sun exposure. If any signs of poor healing or infection occur, please see your doctor promptly. Occasionally, tattoo removal may become necessary so please consult a dermatologist about laser surgery or other removal options.
A tattooed body can appeal in many ways, but be wary of tattooing yourself to some unwanted disease.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Here are some SHOCKING PHOTOs of that Tujuane lady who said she is CLASSY ….. NKT!!

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Kenya Airways reschedules flights, moves international departures to Unit 2

NAIROBI, KENYA: National carrier Kenya Airways has announced consolidation of international departures operations to Unit 2 effective Thursday.

In a statement, the airline said its code-share partners and customer airlines will also process departing passengers from unit 2.  “Consequently, the other airlines which were operating from Unit 2 will move to Unit 3,”.Â
We wish to apologise in advance to our Premier World, business class and Skyteam Elite card holders on the lack of lounge capacity. We have plans in place to remedy this situation in the near future. Â
Domestic departures and arrivals will continue to be handled at the cargo terminal whereas Kenya Airways’ international arrivals, incorporating KLM and partner/customer airlines, continue to be handled at a tented facility at the Presidential Pavilion. Transfer processes remain the same.Â
Meanwhile, we are also pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our international flights for the period August 22-31 to enhance connectivity. The time difference varies between 10 minutes and 1 hour 10 minutes.

Man Caught Having Sex With A Goat, Kiambu

Man Caught Having Sex With A Goat, Kiambu

Residents of Kiahuria Village, Kiambu County were caught by surprise on Wednesday evening after they caught a man having sex with a goat.
According to area Chief Muchuhi Muiruri, the man was caught pants down by residents engaging in the unnatural act.
Muiruri said that the irate residents started screaming and taunting the man in a bid to rescue the goat.
The residents then descended on the man with blows and kicks as a way of punishing him for his behavior.
However officers from Karamai police station arrived at the scene and rescued the man from the mob.
Joseph Gathuri, the owner of the goat, said he left the goat grazing in a thicket.
Moments after he left, he was shocked to receive information about what his goat was going through.
The man who spent the night at Karamai Police station will be arraigned in court today-Thursday.
The incident comes days after four men raped a donkey in Kirinyaga in the latest increment in bizarre incidents that have rocked the country in the recent past.
By James Kariuki

The ‘little shopkeeper’ who had Mzee Jomo Kenyatta jailed

Jomo Kenyatta
         Founding president was convicted largely due to the false testimony of Rawson Macharia

Kenya: ‘Frail, little Kikuyu shopkeeper’, that is how Time magazine described the star witness who provided false testimony against Kenya’s founding President, Jomo Kenyatta and got him convicted during the Kapenguria trials in 1953.
These memories will be replayed as the country celebrates 35 years since Kenyatta’s death today.
Attention will also be focused on his trials in Kapenguria alongside five other nationalists. Despite his role in the saga, Rawson Macharia has always escaped attention.
The trial, which took place in 1953, was dubbed the most notorious in Commonwealth history. But unknown to many, the colonial administration that was behind it was so short of evidence to convict Kenyatta and his co-accused that they had to rely on false evidence to prosecute.
Proceedings of the case stored at the Kenya National Archives shows that the colonialists relied on Macharia to nail Kenyatta.
On March 16, 1959, Time magazine wrote: “Star witness Rawson Mbogwa Macharia, a frail little Kikuyu shopkeeper, testified six years ago that Kenyatta himself had administered the Mau Mau oath on him, that he had been stripped naked and made to walk seven times through an arch of banana leaves and to drink human blood.”
Plane ride
The magazine reported that Macharia showed newspapers editors in Nairobi a letter sent to him from the then Attorney General written before the trial.
In return for his testimony, the letter said, the government would reward Macharia with a round-trip plane ride to England, a two-year college course in public administration, protection for his family when he was away, and a government job when he got home.
“The Kenya government did indeed keep its promise, at a total cost of £1,500, but nothing seemed to satisfy Macharia. Found unfit for one job, he huffily turned down another,” stated the magazine.
Revenge plot
A beer shop that the colonialists helped him to open flopped. Blaming all his troubles on the government, Macharia plotted to hit back.
In November, he signed an affidavit for People’s Convention Party Leader Tom Mboya charging that the Kenya government had paid him to lie.
The colonial government later admitted that it had paid Macharia a retainer fee of £29 per month, but insisted that it had paid him only to testify, not to lie, and promptly put him on trial for signing a false affidavit.

Why do women cheat?

In the yester-years, the news that a woman had cheated on her partner was a scandal of immeasurable magnitude. A woman, once married, was expected to be faithful to her husband, no matter what, ‘until death do us part’. The so-called "cheating gene" was a preserve of men. But that was then.

In one unscientific yet telling poll at, women were asked if they had ever cheated. Of the 9,400 women who responded, 49 per cent said they had. Another 26 per cent said they had had no problem stepping out on their partners if they knew they could get away with it. That is today’s woman. If men thought they had Masters degrees on cheating, women have gone higher up with PHDs.
Miriam has just completed campus and is an intern at a company in Nairobi. She has a boyfriend with whom she has gone steady, but she is cheating on him with her boss."I am doing it in order to get a permanent job. I cannot be an intern all my life. It’s nothing personal, it’s a necessity," she argues.
Blame the husband
Miriam claims that dividing time between her boss and boyfriend is very hard but she is up to it. She does not care that her boss is married; after all she has a boyfriend too.
Some women blame their husbands for their decision to cheat. "I gave my husband everything I had and even quit my job to raise our five children. I was a good wife who was always waiting to serve him even when he came home past midnight. I gave him support and encouraged him when he was low; I was literally his rock. Anything he needed I provided without second thought; but when I found out that he was cheating on me, I lost it. to. In revenge, I had an affair with his closest friend," says a woman who wished to remain anonymous.
"I initially intended it to be a one time thing just to get even, but now later I could no longer control it. I, however, have no regrets. If my husband can cheat on me after everything I did for him, why shouldn’t I also have fun?"
You have probably heard that men cheat because of physical reasons but experts have found out that most women cheat because of emotional reasons. Even so, it takes more than mere opportunity to get a woman to slide between someone else’s sheets.
Naomi James, a counselling psychologist and therapist with Oasis Africa, says that women will most likely cheat due to emotional negligence. "Women who feel emotionally neglected by their spouses are easy targets for affairs. If they find empathy elsewhere, they go for it. Men look at issues in a rational way while women are emotionally wired. A careful listening ear will attract a woman toward another man.

OMG - Tujuane Girl, Eda Atieno's KCSE Results Leak... and She Failed

Police issue alert over abandoned bombs

MACHAKOS, KENYA: Police in Masinga have issued an alert to area residents following several cases of discovery of abandoned bombs in the area.

Residents within the district have now been cautioned to be extra careful after a live bomb was discovered at Kwa Ndolo village of Kathukini Sub-location on Tuesday morning.
Sources told The Standard the explosive device was discovered by a local farmer while on routine activities in his farm. Police officers who were called in immediately confirmed the device was an 81mm live bomb.
Kithimani OCS David Muli confirmed that the bomb was later detonated by bomb experts from Criminal Investigation Department headquarters.
In an interview with The Standard on Thursday, Mr Muli disclosed that in the past one year, a total of 21 bombs had been discovered area residents although luckily enough no fatalities have so far been reported.
But area residents have expressed fear following the latest discovery, which probably sent a strong signal that more unknown dangerous weapons could still be buried within their neighborhood. “We are worried because this area is now under settlement and one can’t tell where danger lurks,” said a villager who identified himself only as Mutiso.
According to police, the area was used as a military training ground in the early 1970’s, and therefore more of such explosives could be discovered in future. “We are told the area was used by Kenya Army as range area and therefore it’s very possible that more explosives could be discovered,” he said.
“The good news is that we have adequately sensitized the community about the matter and the effort appears to have borne positive results since we have never lost any lives from the abandoned explosives,” he observed.
After a whole day of ridicule yesterday, 'classy' Tujuane chic Eda Atieno most probably did not see this one coming, no one did.
Her KCSE results have been leaked online anonymously, and I don't know what to think of that. 

Eda went through Butere Girls High School, sitting for her KCSE in 2010. It turns out books were not her thing.
She got a C, which is not good enough to get you into any university in Kenya, not even Private ones. The minimum grade to join a university in Kenya is C+.
Simply put, she failed.

Furthermore, from the screenshot, Eda's name appears fourth last at position 177.
The national examiner ranks according to students' index numbers, which means Eda was fourth last in their indexing exam. 

Here's a screenshot from Butere girls.

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Wayne Rooney saga hangs over Chelsea-United clash

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's pursuit of Manchester United's unsettled striker Wayne Rooney has added spice to the first big Premier League match of the season when the title rivals clash at Old Trafford on Monday.
The west London club have already tabled two bids for the England forward and have not ruled out making a third, despite new United boss David Moyes's steadfast refusal to sell.

"We have Plans B and C," Mourinho said ahead of Wednesday's home game against Aston Villa, which they won 2-1 thanks to a second-half header from Serbian Branislav Ivanovic.
"Don't ask me names because it's difficult to speak about players from other clubs. We have the conditions to try to improve our team by bringing in one more player and we are going to try that till the end."
The Blues are keen to add to their striking options of Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku and Demba Ba but United do not want to sell to a Premier League title challenger despite the form of Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck, who each scored twice in an opening 4-1 win at Swansea City on Saturday.
Monday's match between two of the Premier League's biggest rivals sees David Moyes in charge of United at home in the league for the first time since replacing Alex Ferguson, a man whose absence the returning Mourinho said would be strange.
"It will be difficult for me, and I think all managers, to go to Old Trafford and play against Manchester United without this mythical figure waiting for us," he recently told Sky Sports.
The match (kickoff 1900 GMT) is part of another busy start to the season for Europa League holders Chelsea, who take on European champions Bayern Munich for the Super Cup in Prague on Friday, a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final.
It is also the first in a tough run of fixtures for former Everton boss Moyes' side, who also play Liverpool and Manchester City in coming weeks, and the Scot will be desperate to make an early mark in front of his new fans at Old Trafford.
Underr fire
Arsenal will look to put their off-pitch woes to one side when they make the short trip to Fulham on Saturday (1145).
Manager Arsene Wenger has been under fire for a lack of transfer activity, especially after a shock 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday, though he maintains reinforcements will be brought in before the transfer window shuts on Sept. 2.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Married women dominate shock report on unsafe abortions

Director of Medical Services Dr Francis Kimani (left) and a member of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Dr Samson Wanjala during the launch of the Abortion Report at a Nairobi hotel.
Nairobi, Kenya: An astonishing 465,000 unsafe abortions were procured by Kenyan women last year, according to a national survey released Wednesday.

More shocking for Kenyan families is data showing that majority of those seeking backstreet services were married women while girls as young as 10 were also captured in the survey data.
The report launched Wednesday showed that 64.4 per cent of married women or those living with their partners sought post-abortion care in health facilities while 27.8 per cent have never been married and 7.5 per cent were divorced.
It further revealed that among those seeking after-abortion care in health facilities, 16.5 per cent were girls aged between 10 and 19; 31.7 per cent were aged between 20 and 24 while the other half were over 25 years.
The report released Wednesday by the Director of Medical Services Dr Francis Kimani says last year’s count was up from less than 300,000 a decade ago.
In December a Google report confirmed that the Internet search query “How to procure an abortion” was the most popular of all searches by Kenyans.
The Google Zeitgeist 2012 report showed the number one trending search in the “how to” category was by Kenyans seeking information on how to abort.
The study carried out by the Ministry of Health, African Population and Health Research Center, Ipas, and Guttmacher Institute shows that induced abortions cut across all reproductive age groups, religions, social status and education even pulling in girls as young as 10.
“More shocking is the finding that among women aged 19 or younger who came to a health facility for post-abortion care, 45 per cent experienced severe complications,” said Kimani during the launch.
Organ failure
However the rates of abortion vary from region to region with Rift Valley at the top followed by Nyanza and Western. While nearly 120,000 women were treated for health complications resulting from unsafe abortions last year, 38,687 and 36,842 of these were from Nyanza and Western respectively.

Gladys Shollei reveals her battles with Ahmednasir Abdullahi and JSC team

Judiciary Chief Registrar Gladys Boss Shollei.
Nairobi, Kenya: Judiciary Chief Registrar Gladys Shollei Wednesday lifted the lid on her stormy fall-out with three members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) she suspects to be behind her woes.

Shollei admitted to strained relations with the outspoken member of the commission, Ahmednasir Abdullahi, Judge Mohammed Warsame and Chief Magistrate Emily Ominde.
Appearing before a parliamentary committee in Nairobi Wednesday, Shollei candidly revealed the challenges she has had dealing with the three JSC members, citing instances of interference in her work by the commissioners.
The Chief Registrar told the National Assembly’s Legal Affairs Committee that she had reported the poor working Willy Mutunga.
She accused Abdullahi of interfering with the Judiciary’s search for an office block in Mombasa to host the Court of Appeal, intimating that the lawyer wanted to advance his interests and dictate the space that the institution should rent.
“When I told him of the house we wanted to rent, and which was proposed to us by the LSK Mombasa, he told me wachana na hiyo nyumba, nitakutafutia ingine (forget about that building, I will show you another one),” Shollei told MPs.
Shollei said that she has had difficulties dealing with the lawyer at the official level for months, and had reported the matter to CJ Mutunga.
“It could be for this Mombasa house (that she is being targeted for removal from office). Many people know of this incident,” she said.
Abdullahi represents the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) in the JSC.
She accused Warsame, an Appellate judge, of seeking employment favours from her, claiming that the Judge had complained that since she assumed the position she had not given vacancies to them as was the case before.
“Judge Warsame was always taunting me for not employing his people in the Judiciary. He once told me wewe kutoka uingie hatujawahi kula matunda ya uhuru kutoka kwako (We have never enjoyed the fruits since you assumed office).”