Month: December 2013

BREAKING NEWS

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Court of appeal sitting in Nairobi has halted the digital switch over for 45days pending the hearing and determination of the appeal case filed by three media house after the high court Judge David Majanja dismissed their petition.

DO YOU KNOW A KENYA WHO IS IN SOUTH SUDAN AND HE OR SHE NEEDS HELP?

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If you know kenyans in south sudan who require assistance?send an SMS to +254 717865554 with info of the person who requires assistance.Including the location and security details.Let save our brothers and sisters.

PRESIDENT KENYATTA IN JUBA.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Juba this morning to hold talks with south sudan president.The plane carrying the president and his delegation landed at Juba International Airport before 10 am East African time.

Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn will also be attending the peaceful talks.Mediation talks began earlier last week to solve differences between for vice president and president salva kiir.Kenya and U.S are still evacuating it citizen from the troubled Africa two years old nation.

3JUDGE BENCH TO HEAR MEDIA HOUSES APPEAL

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A three judge bench of the court of Appeal are expected to hear the petition by three media houses.Application by the three major media houses that sought 30days for them to be able to appeal was dismissed yesterday.Citizen,NTV and KTN switch off their signals last night what is seen as away to protest the court ruling.

COURT ALLOWS DIGITAL MIGRATION ON TV SET.

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By SAM ALFAN

 Digital migration switches off to go on in Nairobi and its environs after the petition challenging the process was dismissed.

High Court Judge, Justice David Majanja dismissed the petition that was seeking to stop the planned digital migration from analogue to digital.

High Court judge issued temporally orders to stop the move to migrate on 13 December pending the hearing and determination of the petition that has been dismissed today.

“There is no prejudice that has been demonstrated by media owners if the switch off date is not extended” observed Justice Majanja.

The media houses argued that, the move to switch off from digital migration to analogue will deny Kenyans access to information and TV programs.

According to Infotrak survey 64 percent of Nairobi resident are not ready for digital migration.

New survey carried by Infotrak research and consulting on digital migration for consumer federation of Kenya reveals that 64 percent of resident of Nairobi are not ready for digital switch off with majority of the respondents coming from wealthy and educated class.

It was a major blow for the three media house after the an application filed by lawyer Paul Muite seeking 30days extension on switch off date to enable the petitioner  to appeal the high court ruling that dismissed the petition.

Everything is now on the hands of Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) who will decide when to switch off analogue to digital broadcasting.

 

TNA COMMENDS BENSOUDA

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ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

By SAM ALFAN

The National Alliance party has commended International criminal court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda for admitting publically that she had no enough evidence to proceed with president uhuru Kenyatta trial.

This comes few days after the prosecutor of the Hague based court, filed an application with the judges requesting an adjournment  of the provisional trial date on the president case.

The prosecutor said in the last two month, the key prosecution witnesses in the case against Mr.Kenyatta has indicated that he is no longer willing to testify and a key second witness in the case confessed giving false evidence regarding a critical event in the prosecution case.

In a statement issued by TNA Chairman Johnson sakaja state that

“In the uhuru case 15 witnesses were self-confessed Mungiki,mungiki is a group of extortionist criminals and the group is proscribed in Kenya. It has always been wonder how justice can be delivered out of a process
where self murders, rapists and extortionists are used to give evidence about criminals”

The party argues that the witness was known to have lied about their role and knowledge of PEV to obtain financial gain from ICC.

An African bid to postpone the International Criminal court trials of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy failed at the United Nation.

Africa union had requested United Nation Security Council to defer cases against the duals. 10Kenya accused those who abstained and said they showed clear cowardice in the face of a critical Africa matter.

 “We commend the prosecution for realizing that justice for victims cannot come from an just process “said the statement.

The party argues the prosecutor to hold an evidentiary hearing in open court to ascertain whether the process can lead to a fair trial.

The ICC judges are expected to rule on whether to grant prosecutor request or not.

TANZANIA TOURISM MINISTER RESIGN

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Tanzanian Tourism and Natural Resources Minister Dr Hamis Kagasheki has resigned from his ministerial position after amounting pressure from the parliament.