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AMEJITWIKA jukumu la kukuza vipaji vya usemaji na sanaa miongoni mwa vijana, katika harakati za kuwasaidia kujua jinsi ya kuwasilisha mawazo yao mbele ya watu.

Ni kazi ambayo Bw Abraham Opondo, 26, anafanya kupitia Campde Voices, mradi alioanzisha na ambao mbali na kusaidia vijana kukuza vipaji vyao katika masuala ya mijadala, unawasaidia kutambua vipaji vyao katika sanaa.

Shughuli hizi anaziendeleza kupitia vitengo vitatu: Young Debaters’ Society (debating program), Young Stars (creative arts program) na Fun Zone (mentorship program).

Kupitia vitengo hivi wao hutembelea shule mbali mbali katika kitongoji duni cha Kibra, jijini Nairobi na kaunti zingine ambapo kufikia sasa uwepo wao umehisiwa katika kaunti kumi nchini.

Abraham Opondo akiwa katika mojawapo ya vikao na wanafunzi katika shule ya msingi ya Our Lady of Grace, Marimba, Kaunti ya Meru. Picha/ Hisani

Nia yao kuu ni kuwapa wanafunzi mafunzo ya jinsi ya kujieleza kupitia mijadala na sanaa.

Ni mafunzo yanayowezesha vijana kusema vyema mbele ya watu.

“Naamini kuwa mtu akiwa na ujuzi wa kusema mbele ya watu, pia viwango vyake vya kujithamini vinaongezeka,” aeleza.

Mbali na kuwakuza kimawazo, mafunzo haya yanasaidia vijana kuwa na ujuzi wa kuafikiana hasa katika masuala ya ajira.

“Hii inamaanisha kwamba wanaweza kuafikiana na waajiri wao kuhusu mazingira ya kazi na hata mishahara wanapotaka kuajiriwa,” asema.

Kulingana na Bw Opondo, pia, vijana wanaojitolea kufanya kazi nao wanaelewa majukumu ya kusaidia jamii baada ya kufanikiwa.

Ili kuendeleza shughuli hizi wameshirikiana na shule kadha wa kadha zinazowasaidia kuandaa hafla kubwa kama vile za mashindano ya mijadala.

“Kwa mfano, shule ya Alliance High School huandaa mashindano yetu ya mijadala ya muhula wa kwanza kwa jina The Bush Debates. Kwa upande mwingine shule ya upili ya wasichana ya Pangani huandaa mashindano ya mijadala ya muhula wa pili kwa jina Pangani Debates. Mashindano haya huvutia shule 20 kila moja huku wanafunzi 30 kutoka kila taasisi inayowakilishwa wakishiriki,” aeleza.

Kwa upande mwingine shule za msingi za Lavington na Toi huandaa hafla yao ya sanaa kwa watoto, ambapo wanafunzi wanapata fursa ya kuonyesha ujuzi wao na kukutana na vigezo vyao maishani.

“Hayaishii tu hapo kwani wakati wa likizo sisi huandaa mikutano na watu wenye ushawishi katika jamii ili kuwanasihi wanafunzi na hivyo kuwazuia wasijihusishe na maovu katika jamii,” aeleza.

Ili kufikia hadhara zaidi, yeye huwa na kipindi katika kituo cha redio cha kijamii cha Pamoja FM kila wiki ambapo wanafunzi wanapewa jukwaa la kujadili masuala yanayowaathiri kila siku.

Ni suala ambalo limekuwa na matokeo kwa wanafunzi kwani wao huwasiliana na takriban wanafunzi 2,000 kila mwaka kupitia vyama mbali mbali.

“Hii inamaanisha kwamba tumewasiliana na zaidi ya wanafunzi 10,000 katika kipindi cha miaka mitano iliyopita ambapo kati yao, 317 wamerejea ili kutoa huduma zao kusaidia wanafunzi wengine,” aeleza.

Kutambuliwa

Pia ametambuliwa kutokana na juhudi zake hizi.

Kwa mfano, mwaka wa 2013 alishiriki katika shindano la majadiliano la the Pan-African Debating Championships lililoandaliwa eneo la Calabar, nchini Nigeria.

“Pia nimeshiriki katika mawasilisho kuhusu vijana na demokrasia, katika Africa Leadership University forum mjini Kampala, Uganda,” aeleza.

Isitoshe, 2015, alitambuliwa na Ignite the Youth Africa kwa kuwa sauti ya wasio na sauti.

Mzawa wa mtaa wa Kibra, Bw Opondo anasema kwamba ndoto hii ilianza miaka mitano iliyopita.

“Matukio ya mwaka wa 2007 yalinifungua macho baada ya kushuhudia majirani zangu wakiuana kwa sababu ya siasa,” aongeza.

Wakati huo alikuwa katika kidato cha kwanza ambapo alikumbana ana kwa ana na matatizo ambayo asema yangetatuliwa tu kwa mazungumzo.

“Ni wakati huo ambapo penzi la kutaka kuanzisha jukwaa la mazungumzo lilikolea ndani yangu,” aeleza.

Bw Opondo anasema kwamba anatamani kushuhudia vijana wa Afrika wakijihusisha zaidi katika kuangazia matatizo yao na anaamini kwamba sauti zao zinapaswa kusikika.

Kupitia juwaa hili anatumai kufikia vijana katika sehemu zingine nchini na kuwahusisha katika masuala ya umuhimu sio tu hapa nchini, bali ulimwenguni kote.



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Firm sues county for Sh3.5b project delay : The Standard

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An international data company has sued the county government seeking Sh800 million damages for delaying to approve construction of its data centre.

Kooba Kenya Limited Chief Officer Richard Bell told High Court Judge Eric Ogola their effort to start construction of Sh3.5 billion data centre was frustrated by the county government after it refused to approve it.
Mr Bell said the company lost Sh847 million due to the delay between November 2016 and August 2017.
“We had procured financing, including shareholder equity of approximately Sh224 million, as well as a construction debt guarantee facility of Sh850 million committed by Messrs Guarant Co, but the respondent frustrated the entire process,” said Bell.

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Bell said investors had so far invested Sh284 million in the project and if no award of damages was made, the project investors stood to lose their sunk costs on the investment.

Bureaucratic hurdles

The company CEO said the delay due to bureaucratic hurdles placed by the county government had severe consequences on their proposed project that was to start operations in August 2017.
He said on April 13, 2017, the court held that the county government had violated the company’s rights and directed the devolved unit to stamp and return the company’s building plans and to issue a certificate of approval.
Bella said despite the orders, the county delayed the entire process, occasioning the petitioner’s loss.
He said the firm had lined up various investors and identified several customers and also negotiated a contract for the project works, but frustration made the investors to withdraw from the project.

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Kooba’s advocate Walter Amoko said the county government only provided them with building plans and certificate of approval on July 18, 2017, a month to the period in which the data centre should have been operational.
Mr Amoko said the company had sought to establish a colocation centre in the county, with a view to constructing multiple facilities in the East Africa Region.
However, the county government, through its lawyer Tajbhai Murtaza, termed the request for damages vexatious, frivolous, misconceived and outright abuse of court process and ought to be struck out with costs.
The case will be heard on May 13, after both sides file submissions.

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Uganda’s top court upholds ruling on extending president’s rule

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A 4-3 majority decision affirming the validity of 2017 constitutional amendments was widely expected in the East African country where critics say judicial independence has been eroded under President Museveni’s 33-year rule.

Parliament, which is controlled by the ruling party, voted overwhelmingly in December 2017 to scrap an age limit of 75 years for presidential candidates.

The original legislation would have effectively barred 74-year-old Museveni from standing in the next elections due in 2021. Opponents of Museveni, including lawmakers and individual opposition activists, mounted a legal challenge to the amendment first in the constitutional court which rejected their petition.

That rejection triggered their appeal to the supreme court.”The decision of the constitutional court is upheld. This appeal therefore fails,” ruled Bart Katurebe, the country’s chief justice and a member of the panel. The process to amend the constitution was marred by widespread violence including police dispersing rallies by MPs consulting their constituents on the amendments and beatings and detentions of opposition activists

Some opposition MPs were also at one time forcefully removed from the House’s debating chamber by members of military. The petitioners had cited these incidents and other irregularities as sufficient grounds for nullification of the amendment.

Eldad Mwangusya, of the three justices who ruled in favor of the petition said widespread violence and security personnel interference in MPs’ public consultations made the removal of the age limit unconstitutional.”Members of parliament… were assaulted, thrown onto public vehicles, detained and released without charge all of which amount to inhuman treatment which is in contravention of the constitution,” he said.

In power since 1986, Museveni has been accused by critics of using security forces to stifle opposition through intimidation. Political activists routinely allege arbitrary arrests and beatings.

In February the executive committee of the ruling National Resistance Movement endorsed Museveni as its candidate in the next presidential election due in 2021, potentially extending his rule to 40 years.

One of his opponents in the next polls will likely be singer and lawmaker Bobi Wine – real name is Robert Kyagulanyi – who has rattled officials with his fast-growing support base.Kyagulanyi’s following has ballooned since he joined parliament nearly two years ago, drawn by his criticism of Museveni’s long rule and government excesses through his lyrics.




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Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Director General Francis Wangusi has been forced to eat his words about an alleged plan by the government to switch off SIM-cards of mobile subscribers who will not have registered for the Huduma Namba before the set deadline of May 18.

In a rather common fashion and frantic attempt to calm down a countrywide storm sparked by his words, Wangusi now claims he was misquoted by the media when he stated: “We are waiting for the 45 days to end. We will say, unless you have a Huduma Namba, you don’t have a SIM-card.

So prepare yourself. And when we say it that way, it could be a polite order but it’s an order that is enforceable.”

Interestingly, according to Wangusi, those words did not suggest any plans to switch off SIM-cards but only “emphasized the importance of the Huduma Namba”

“We wish to clarify that the Director General has been quoted out of context. For the record Mr. Wangusi emphasized the importance of the Huduma Namba as a single source of the truth for the identity of citizens,” said Wangusi.

He issued the statement after State House and the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology disowned the alleged plan to switch off SIM-cards.

Wangusi, however, added that “Huduma Namba may be considered for use in the registration of SIM-cards.”

“After adequate consultations with the relevant stakeholders and changes in the law, the Huduma Namba may be considered for use in the registration of SIM-cards,” said Wangusi.

“The Authority, therefore, wishes to assure Kenyans that there are no plans in place to switch off SIM cards for subscribers who will have not registered for Huduma Namba by the set deadline of May 18.”

The ICT Ministry, in its statement, reiterated that the Huduma Namba registration is a voluntary exercise in compliance with the recent High Court ruling.

“There is absolutely no directive from the Government to institute any punitive measures against those who don’t register,” reads part of the statement issued by ICT PS Jerome Ochieng.

Earlier, State House Chief Nzioka Waita also emphasized that registration for Huduma Namba is a purely voluntary process and that nobody will be forced to participate in it.

“There is no directive from the Government to institute any punitive measures against those who don’t register. More emphasis will be laid on civic education!” Waita wrote on Twitter.

The roll out of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), also known as Huduma Namba, had been challenged in court but the government was allowed to continue with the registration on condition that it should not be mandatory.

A three-judge bench – comprising Justices Weldon Korir, Pauline Nyamweya and Mumbi Ngugi – on April 1, 2019, also barred the government from collecting DNA data and GPS coordinates as well as sharing the NIIMS information with any foreign organization.

 




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