BREAKING: JOSE MOURINHO SIGNS FOR MANCHESTER UNITED

Jose Mourinho signs for Manchester United (Photo Courtesy)

Jose Mourinho signs for Manchester United (Photo Courtesy)

Manchester United confirmed the signing of Jose Mourinho as the new manager to replace the recently sacked Louis Van Gaal. The anouncement was made on Thursday through a statement on their official channels to the delight on many united supporters who have always admired the Portuguese international. Mourinho signed a four year deal with an option of parting ways with the club in the last year.

There has been speculations of his appointment ever since he was sacked by Chelsea as a result of a poor run of games. The ‘special one’ as he calls himself, has won many trophies with different clubs including the Champions twice in his career with Porto and Inter Milan.

Mourinho will seek to revive United back to its former glory days as they have struggled ever since Alex Ferguson left and already two managers have been sacked as a result.

Jose’s first assignment will be a friendly match against Borussia Dortmund, followed by a match against one of his long time rival, Pep Guardiola who is set to join Manchester City.

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BIRTH CERTIFICATES OF CHILDREN BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK TO BEAR FATHERS NAMES

rbby_99A high court judge made a ruling yesterday that allows for the names of fathers to children born out of wedlock to be included in the birth certificate.

In her ruling, justice Mumbi Ngugi declared Section 12 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act unconstitutional saying that said every child has a right to have the name of his or her father on the birth certificate.

“Every child is entitled to a name. Even though we live in patriarchal society, it is proper to keep birth records and avoid justifying the limit of discrimination in a child’s life.”

Initially, the law required a mother to seek the concent of the father before including his name on the birth certificate but with the new ruling, a mother will be allowed to do that without any permission.

Justice Mumbi Ngugi also ordered the Registrar of Births and Deaths to ensure that the entry of names is done in the next 45 days.

The verdict was as a result of case filed by a single mother in 2014, challenging the Births and Deaths Registration Act.

The ruling was ironically received with mixed reactions from Kenyan women, with some asking “what if I don’t want his names to appear”.

JUDGES IN KENYA TO RETIRE AT 70 YEARS

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the retirement age of judges is 70 and not 74 as proposed by the Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal.

The ruling has quashed the hopes for Justice Kalpana Rawal and suspended Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi to succeed CJ Willy Mutunga after he retires in June.

The two had moved to court seeking to overturn to overturn a decision of the High Court that judges should retire at 70 as stipulated in the constitution, arguing that they should retire at 74 as per their contract , which they signed during  the older constitution

BREAKING: #Kenya Court of Appeal rules that retirement age of judges is 70 years. Justice Rawal’s Appeal is dismissed #Judiciary #Governance

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CORD TO HOLD PARALLEL MADARAKA DAY CELEBRATIONS, UHURU OPTS FOR NAKURU

CORD to hold rally at Uhuru Park on Madaraka Day

CORD to hold rally at Uhuru Park on Madaraka Day

CORD has booked Uhuru Park for a parallel Madaraka day rally while president Uhuru will for the first time in history hold the annual national celebrations in Afraha stadium in Nakuru.

In a letter dated May 23, 2016, CORD said the rally will celebrate civil liberties and freedoms, and reaffirm the quest for constitutionalism in Kenya. The coalition has also asked the police to provide adequate security.

“We kindly request you to organize for the necessary arrangements to ensure the safety of all leaders and wananchi who will attend the rally,” CORD secretariat CEO Norman Magaya said.

CORD has also temporarily suspended its weekly anti- IEBC demos but gave Jubilee an 11-day ultimatum to start the talks over the removal of the IEBC commissioners or face a resumption of the “mother of all demonstrations”.

This will be the first time in history where a president has commemorated the Madaraka day celebrations outside Nairobi. Madaraka day marks the day Kenya attained internal self-rule on 1 June, 1963 which preceded full independence from the United Kingdom on 12 December 1963.

The Afraha celebrations will be the second largest meeting by Uhuru in Nakuru town after the thanksgiving rally in April 16 by the Jubilee coalition following the termination of the cases at The Hague against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang.

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UHURU WOULD BE VOTED BACK IF POLLS WERE HELD TODAY

President Uhuru Kenyatta (Photo Courtesy)

President Uhuru Kenyatta (Photo Courtesy)

According to a recent poll done by Strategic Africa, President Uhuru Kenyatta would still beat Raila Odinga if the elections were to be called today. The poll conducted between May 6 and 9 shows that 45.4 percent of the respondents would vote for Uhuru Kenyatta followed by 37.1 percent who would vote for CORD’s Raila Odinga. A high percentage of those who prefer Uhuru for president would want Deputy President William Ruto as his running mate (83 per cent). Those who would choose Raila would want Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to be his running mate (56.5 per cent).

Most Kenyans would not re-elect their MPs, governors and senators if we were to have elections today. 56 per cent of respondents would not re-elect their governors, while another 55.1 per cent and 51.7 per cent said they would not re-elect their MPs and Senators, respectively.

 

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PUBLIC OUTRAGE AS THREE KILLED IN CORD ANTI-IEBC DEMOS

CjI2VGFWkAEMXS7There was a public uproar yesterday following reports that the police had shot dead three people in CORD’S nationwide protests, held every Monday in their campaign to push out the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

One person was killed in Kisumu and two others in Siaya during the anti-IEBC protests while several others sustained gunshot wounds. Roads were barricaded as demonstrators engaged police in running battles.

Kenyans took to social media to condemn the killings, although opinions as to who was to blame for the lost lives remained divided with one quarter blaming the government for being brutal and trying to curtail the freedom of the demonstrators while the other blamed the opposition for risking the lives of its supporters for political mileage.

CORD AND JUBILEE MPS AT WAR

THE anti-IEBC protests by the opposition have elicited a war of words between Jubilee and CORD MPs, with the former suing CORD over damage during the protests.

Five Jubilee MPs namely, Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Dennis Waweru (Dagoretti), Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and Alice Nga’ng’a (Thika Town) have sued the CORD leaders for contempt of court after they failed to ensure their protests to force IEBC Commissioners out office remained peaceful and are demanding for property of the coalition’s Leader Raila Odinga’s to be valued and sold to meet cost of damage from their demonstrations.

CORD leaders on the other hand have blamed three Jubilee MPs of arming youths to disrupt their “peaceful protests” and said that they had forwarded the information to the police.

There are two MPs from Nairobi and one from Kiambu who we have information are planning to interfere with our protests tomorrow using all manner of gadgets, and even weapons, and we have informed the police where they have been hidden,” Mr Orengo said.

BONI KHALWALE, JUNET MOHAMMED ARRESTED

Senator Boni Khalwale, who was leading anti-IEBC demos in Kakamega was arrested yesterday and later released on a personal bond of Sh100,000 while in Nairobi  Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed was arrested over the ongoing protests and held at Kilimani police station.

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Chaos as Cord supporters clash with police in anti-IEBC demos

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