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Big win for women in Nakuru as county gets female bosses

Susan Kihika and Tabitha Karanja topped Friday’s trending topics on social media, after winning the governorship and senatorship races in Nakuru county respectively. Nakuru now becomes one of two counties with three women at the top leadership, setting a never-seen before trend. The other county is Machakos, led by governor-elect Wavinya Ndeti and Senator-elect Agnes Kavindu. Nakuru also has the highest number of MPs so far, in the just concluded August 9 General Election. Kihika of UDA defied the odds to defeat…

The Amniyat: Al-Shabaab’s Secret Security and Intelligence Wing

Summary The Amniyat (translation – Security) is Al-Shabaab’s secret security and intelligence wing. There are around 500-1000 Amniyat members. The unit operates Al-Shabaab’s counterintelligence and intelligence gathering operations, as well as clandestine activities and the planning of attacks. The Amniyat report directly to the emir of Al-Shabaab, currently Ahmad Umar. The power and influence of the Amniyat are such that if it did not exist, there would be no Al-Shabaab. (Source). The Amniyat is certainly the most…

Droupadi Murmu elected 15th president of India

NEW DELHI Droupadi Murmu was elected on Thursday the 15th president of India, according to an official announcement. Murmu, who defeated opposition nominee Yashwant Singh. is the first Indian president from a tribal community and is the second woman to hold the highest office in the country. She will succeed President Ram Nath Kovind, whose term ends on July 24th. In an official announcement, returning officer P C Mody said that out of 4,754 ballots cast, Droupadi Murmu secured 2,824 votes. Prime Minister…

Maxay Soomaaliya ka faa’ideysaa ku biirista dalladda Bulshada Bariga Afrika?

MUQDISHO —  Dowladda Soomaaliya ayaa in muddo ah dadaal dheer ugu jirtay sidii ay ugu biiri laheyd dalalka ku midoobay dalladda bulshada Bariga Afrika, si ay fursad ugu hesho suuq weyn oo ganacsiga, halka sidoo kale amniga iyo xogta dalalkaasi ay wadaagaan ay fursad ugu heli doonto. Dalka Soomaaliya oo kasoo kabanaya colaado sokeeye, haddii madaxweyne Xasan Sheekh oo jooga Caruusha laga aqbalo codsigiisa waxaa suuragalaya in dad badan ay safarrada waddamadaasi u fududaadaan sida uu warbixintaan soo socoto ku eegayo…

Somalia renews push to join East African Community

Somalia has renewed interest in joining the East African Community (EAC), cementing the desire of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to stabilise ties with neighbours. President Mohamud, who won the presidential polls in May, was expected in Arusha on Thursday as a special guest to attend the 21st Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State. And Villa Somalia, his official residence, said his trip would also be about renewing his push to join the regional bloc. “President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is leaving tomorrow (Thursday)…

It took one year to design DP Ruto’s Sh100m campaign truck

Days to the August 9 General Election, politicians are unleashing all kinds of campaign gears not only to withstand the movement but also convince the voters in style. But what has been the talk of town is a six-wheeler truck that was gifted to the Deputy President to use on his presidential campaigns. And now, Standard Entertainment has been told the design process of the vehicle and some of its features. “The truck was imported from Dubai and the branding was done in Kenya, among other final touches,” Patrick…

Taliyaha cusub ee AFRICOM oo sheegay inuu xooga saarayo la dagaalanka Al Shabaab

Taliyaha cusub ee loo magacaabay Taliska ciidamada Maraykanka ee Afrika (AFRICOM) Gen. Michael E. Langley, oo khamiistii shalay hortagay Guddiga Ciidamada Qalabka-sida ee Aqalka Sare ee Maraykanka ayaa sheegay in Kooxda Al Shabaab ay sare u qaaday hawlgaladooda. Gen.Langley ayaa loo magacaabay inuu helo xiddigtii afaraad iyo madaxa Taliska AFRICOM. Langley waxa uu noqonayaa Taliyihii ugu horeeyay ee Afrikaan-Maraykan ah oo afar-xiddigle ah oo hoggaamiya taliska Afrika, isagoo beddelaya Gen. Stephen J. Townsend.…

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