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Friday, September 22, 2017

Heavy police presence as Uganda age limit debate flops


Police arrest Uganda's opposition Democratic
Police arrest Uganda's opposition Democratic Party leader Norbert Mao at Parliament over the anti-age limit protests on September 21, 2017. ABUBAKER LUBOWA | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

Govt, your new Facebook friend and Twitter follower

The countries which have consistently made the
The countries which have consistently made the requests for user information to Google, Facebook and Twitter include South Africa, Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya and Egypt. PHOTO FILE | AFP 
By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO
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The mainstream newspapers in East Africa hardly reported on it, and TVs didn’t give it a look, but if you can, check out CIPESA’s July Policy Brief, that was published recently.

Zitto adamant over ‘Parliament hijack’ claim


Kigoma Urban Member of Parliament Zitto Kabwe .
Kigoma Urban Member of Parliament Zitto Kabwe . He appeared before the Parliamentary Privileges, Ethics and Powers Committee in Dodoma for questioning over the remarks reiterated his position that the government was interfering in Parliament’s independence. PHOTO FILE | NMG 

No room for caretaker govt in Kenya, says AG Githu Muigai


Attorney-General Githu Muigai. Muigai and the office of the Deputy President clashed over a report implicating the Council of Legal Education in massive irregularities. FILE  PHOTO |
Attorney-General Githu Muigai. He has dismissed claims of a looming constitutional crisis as the country prepares for repeat presidential election. FILE PHOTO | NMG NATION MEDIA GROUP

Uganda opposition slams crackdown on age limit protests

Kizza Besigye, the leader of the opposition

Kizza Besigye, the leader of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party. He said Museveni's regime was a "military junta" that had seized control of the state. PHOTO FILE | NATION 

Harmonise pay to end disputes, expert advises

Nurses protest along Waiyaki Way in Nairobi.  The ministry is limited to providing support and technical guidance to the counties.
Nurses protest along Waiyaki Way in Nairobi on September 18, 2017, demanding pay increase. The ministry is limited to providing support and technical guidance to the counties. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

AG Muigai: Uhuru still full-time president: Uhuru still enjoys fruits of incumbency - AG Muigai says

Attorney-General Githu Muigai
Attorney-General Githu Muigai speaks during a press conference at his office on September 22, 2017. He said the President will continue enjoying the powers bestowed upon his office until the swearing-in of a president elected on October 26. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Uhuru, Raila in pledge to accept fresh poll results

Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga (standing) and President Uhuru Kenyatta
Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga (standing) and President Uhuru Kenyatta exchange greetings during the burial of former Nairobi mayor Samuel Mbugua at Marion Farm House, Kiambu County, on September 22, 2017. They pledged to accept poll results. PHOTO | COURTESY 

Matiba back in court seeking Sh445m more in damages

Mr Kenneth Matiba. FILE PHOTO | NMG Mr Kenneth Matiba. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Jamii shakes up internet market with speeds deal

Jamii Telecom chairman Joshua Chepkwoni. FILE PHOTO | NMG Jamii Telecom chairman Joshua Chepkwoni. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Facebook to make political ads more transparent

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He has announced a series of steps that would help prevent the manipulation of the social network including more transparency on political ads appearing on Facebook. FILE PHOTO | AFP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He has announced a series of steps that would help prevent the manipulation of the social network including more transparency on political ads appearing on Facebook. FILE PHOTO | AFP 

Ex-Chase Bank chair accuses Deloitte of insider loans error

People walk past a Chase Bank branch along Mama Ngina Street in Nairobi on April 6, 2016. FILE PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG People walk past a Chase Bank branch along Mama Ngina Street in Nairobi on April 6, 2016. FILE PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG 

Barclays Bank starts scheme to merge seven of its branches


A Barclays Bank branch in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG A Barclays Bank branch in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Uber loses licence to operate in London

London joins other cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai and Cape Town in not granting the firm a licence. FILE PHOTO |AFP London joins other cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai and Cape Town in not granting the firm a licence. FILE PHOTO |AFP 

Madaraka Express commuters can now buy tickets via SMS

Passengers board the Madaraka Express train at the Nairobi terminus on June 7. FILE PHOTO | NMG Passengers board the Madaraka Express train at the Nairobi terminus. FILE PHOTO | NMG  
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Summary

    • Kenya Railways hopes the move will help tackle middlemen cashing in on selling tickets at higher prices.
    • The SMS-based code will also enable passengers to immediately make payments via MPESA to secure their tickets.
    • The new platform will enable passengers to make up to five bookings at a go and purchase tickets a week in advance.
Passengers travelling on the Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) train between Nairobi to Mombasa will from Saturday book, cancel and pay for their tickets through their mobile phones following introduction of a SMS-based payment platform.
Kenya Railways is hoping the move will tackle middlemen cashing in on selling tickets at higher prices by allowing passengers to purchase them directly.
Commuters can now dial the code *639# and follow a series of prompts that will enable them buy tickets to the Mombasa, Nairobi, Voi and Mtito Andei passenger destinations.
“We are seeking to leverage the technology offered by the new platform to counter the secondary market of tickets by middlemen who have taken advantage of the use of the stations as the main source of tickets,” said Kenya Railways (KR) Managing Director Atanas Maina yesterday.
The SMS-based USSD code will also enable passengers to immediately make payments via MPESA to secure their tickets.
“Through the platform, we hope to make it more convenient for Kenyans seeking to travel to plan their journey in advance and make bookings on time. The system will also require those making bookings to provide their names and national identity card number except for minors.”
Multiple bookings
The new platform will allow passengers to make up to five bookings at a go and secure tickets up to seven days in advance.
Once the booking is done, they will receive a confirmation SMS with a special reference number indicating their destination, time and date of travel as well as the number of passengers reflected on the booking.
Commuters will then be required to print their tickets from the service booths at the station upon arrival and produce their National ID cards while checking in to verify their identity.
Mr Maina said development of an online booking portal to allow online payments is at trial stage and will be launched in the coming weeks.
He also said that Kenya Railways has reached a deal with Safaricom
for nine M-Pesa pay bill numbers to allow travellers buy tickets from their mobile phones.
Middlemen have been a thorn in the side of the rail services provider since the launch of SGR trains as they buy out tickets at normal price of Sh700 and re-sell at sh3,000, thereby creating artificial shortages and inconveniencing commuters.

No room for caretaker govt in Kenya, says AG Githu Muigai

Attorney-General Githu Muigai Attorney-General Githu Muigai. He has dismissed claims of a looming constitutional crisis as the country prepares for repeat presidential election. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

SAM KIPLAGAT

Summary

    • Prof Muigai, however, stated President Kenyatta’s legitimacy could not be questioned.
    • He said the Constitution only restricts President Kenyatta from carrying out some functions as stated in Article 134(2).

Tigo yatoa msaada wa mfumo wa kidigitali wa elimu Mkoani Mwanza


 
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mwanza John Mongella,akitata utepe wakati wa uzinduzi wa programu ya kompyuta yenye vitabu vya masomo ya shule za sekondari(Tigo eSchool) iliyounganishwa kwenye shule ya sekondari Pamba mkoani Mwanza jana na  Kampuni ya Tigo, Kulia ni Mkurugenzi wa Tigo Kanda ya Ziwa Ali Maswanya.
 
 
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mwanza John Mongella,akimshukuru  Mkurugenzi wa Tigo Kanda ya Ziwa Ali Maswanya(kushoto) baada ya kuzindua programu  ya kompyuta yenye vitabu vya masomo ya shule za sekondari(Tigo eSchool) iliyounganishwa kwenye shule ya sekondari Pamba na  Kampuni ya Tigo, Jumla ya shule tano za mkoa huo zimeunganishwa na huduma hiyo.

Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mwanza John Mongella akijaribu huduma ya Tigo eSchool  kwenye shule ya Sekondari   Pamba mkoani Mwanza. Wanaoshuhudia ni Mkurugenzi wa Tigo kanda ya Ziwa, Alli Maswanya (kushoto)na Mbunifu waTovuti toka Shule Direct, Rajabu Mgeni.
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Sekondari tatu za Mwanza zapokea msaada kutoka mradi wa Tigo E-schools 
 
Mwanza 21 Septemba,  2017- Kampuni inayoongoza kwa mageuzi ya kidigitali nchini, Tigo Tanzania kupitia mradi wa Tigo E-schools imetoa...

NAIBU KATIBU MKUU, NISHATI NA MADINI AKUTANA NA BALOZI WA SWEDEN NCHINI

Picha Na 1
Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Nishati na Madini Dkt. Mhandisi Juliana Pallangyo (kulia) akibadilishana mawazo na Balozi wa Sweden Nchini, Katarina Rangnitt (kushoto) katika kikao chake kilichofanyika katika Ofisi za Wizara ya Nishati na Madini zilizopo jijini Dar es Salaam tarehe 22 Septemba, 2017. Kikao hicho kilishirikisha wataalam kutoka Idara ya Nishati, Wizara ya Nishati na Madini, na Mamlaka ya Udhibiti wa Shughuli za Mkondo wa Juu wa Mafuta (PURA)
Picha Na 2
Sehemu ya wajumbe wa kikao hicho wakifuatilia maelekezo yaliyokuwa yanatolewa na Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Nishati na Madini Dkt. Mhandisi Juliana Pallangyo (hayupo pichani)
Picha Na 3
Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Mamlaka ya Udhibiti wa Shughuli za Mkondo wa Juu wa Mafuta (PURA), Chalers Sangweni (kulia) na mjiolojia kutoka mamlaka mamlaka hiyo, Simon Nkenyeli (kushoto) wakifuatilia majadiliano mbalimbali katika kikao hicho
Picha Na 4
Mtaalam wa Masuala ya Nishati kutoka Ubalozi wa Sweden Nchini, Jorgen Eriksson (kushoto) akieleza jambo katika kikao hicho. Kulia ni Balozi wa Sweden Nchini, Katarina Rangnitt.
Picha Na 5
Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Nishati na Madini Dkt. Mhandisi  Juliana Pallangyo (katikati) na Balozi wa Sweden Nchini, Katarina Rangnitt ( wa nne kutoka kushoto) wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja na wajumbe wa kikao hicho. 

TCRA YAWAPIGA MSASA WAMILIKI WA MITANDAO (ONLINE MEDIA)


 Mkurugenzi wa Utangazaji wa Mamlaka ya Mawasiliano Tanzania (TCRA),  Frederick Ntobi akizungumza wakati wa ufunguzi wa Warsha juu ya matumizi ya vyombo vya habari Mtandaoni (Online Media) iliyowashirikisha wanachama wa Tanzania Bloggers  Network (TBN), kwenye Ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Kimataifa wa Mwalimu Nyerere, Dar es Salaam. PICHA ZOTE NA RICHARD MWAIKENDA; KAMANDA WA MATUKIO BLOG
 Wajumbe wa Kamati ya Maudhui ya TCRA  wakihudhuria warsha hiyo
 Sehemu ya wamiliki wa mitandao mbalimbali wakihudhuria warsha hiyo ya siku moja



 Mwenyekiti wa TBN, Joachim Mushi (kulia) akiwa meza kuu.  Anayefuata ni Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa TCRA,  Mhandisi James Kilaba, Mwenyekiti wa Kamti ya Maudhui ya TCRA, Bibi Msoka na James Kilimba ambaye ni Mkurugebnzi wa Bodi ya TCRA.

 Mablogga wakiwa makinini kusikiliza wakati wa warsha hiyo. Kutoka kushoto ni Kranz Mwantebele,  Adam Mzee na Dotto Mwaibale