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Marekani yalalamika baada ya Uganda kuwanyima idhini wakaguzi wake wa uchaguzi

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Balozi wa Marekani nchini Uganda ameeleza kukatishwa tamaa na hatua ya serikali ya kukataa kuwapatia wasimamizi wao idhini ya kusimamia uchaguzi.

Balozi Natalie Brown amesema kuwa zaidi ya asilimia 75 ya maombi ya idhini za ujumbe wa wakaguzi wa Marekani yalikataliwa.

Ni watu 15 pekee ndio waliopewa idhini hiyo, lakini ubalozi huo unasema idadi hii haitoshi kufuatilia uchaguzi.

Bi Brown ameongeza kuwa Tume ya uchaguzi haikutoa maelezo yoyote juu ya ni kwanini maombi yao yalikataliwa, ingawa ubalozi huo uliwasilisha nyaraka zote zinazohitajika.

Kupitia ujumbe wa Twitter Balozi Natalie E. Brown alisema kuwa anasikitika kutangaza uamuzi wa Marekani wa kutosimamia uchaguzi wa Uganda baada ya asilimia 75 ya maombi ya idhini ya kusimamia uchaguzi kukataliwa:

Jumuia ya Afrika Mashariki na Muungano wa (IGAD), ndio waliothibitisha kupata idhini ya kufuatilia uchaguzi mkuu wa Uganda unaotarajiwa kufanyika Alhamisi wiki hii.

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Kibicho Heads to DCI After Sonko Election Claims

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  • Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has gone to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters to record a statement regarding utterances made by former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

    While addressing members of the public at a rally in Dagoretti South on Sunday, January 24, 2021, Sonko alleged that he along with Kibicho, and other state officials, stage-managed some of the chaos experienced in the country during the 2017 general election.

    The former Nairobi Governor accused the “deep state” and “system” of the chaos experienced in the country in 2017. Sonko alleged that he was involved in the planning of the chaos with the aim of portraying the ODM Party as the culprits. 

    Interior PS Karanja Kibicho arrives at DCI Headquarters on January 25, 2021.
    Interior PS Karanja Kibicho arrives at DCI Headquarters on January 25, 2021.
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    “The deep state and system have started burning vehicles so that hustlers can be blamed for the chaos.

    The former Nairobi County boss made the pronouncements, further issuing a warning against blaming the chaos on the ‘hustlers’ in the country.

    Kibicho is expected to record a statement with the DCI substantiating the damning allegations made by Sonko. This would probably pave way for investigations into the matter.

    Interior PS Karanja Kibicho enters the DCI Headquarters on January 25, 2021.
    Interior PS Karanja Kibicho enters the DCI Headquarters on January 25, 2021.
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    Biden suspends Trump’s immunity for ex-Egypt PM

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    The new US administration of Joe Biden has suspended the request of immunity for former Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El Beblawi in a torture case brought to courts by US citizen Mohamed Soltan, the legal reporter for the Washington Post Spencer Hsu tweeted on Saturday.

    In July, the US State Department declared that El Beblawi, who is serving on the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), should be immune from a federal lawsuit brought by a US citizen seeking to hold him liable for torture, the Washington Post reported.

    The Post said this came after diplomatic pressure from the Egyptian government aimed at blocking the lawsuit.

    Following that decision, several US lawmakers and human rights groups accused Egypt of blackmailing the Trump administration by threatening to weaken their strategic partnership in the Middle East.

    Soltan, an Egyptian-American citizen, was imprisoned in Egypt following the violent crackdown on the peaceful anti-military coup protests that took place in Egypt in 2013. Under much pressure from the US, he was released on condition of giving up his Egyptian citizenship.

    Since then, Soltan, who launched a hunger strike in protest of his detention and torture, has been vocal about the Egyptian authorities’ abuses against other detainees, including his father and other family members.

    Sultan filed a lawsuit against El Beblawi in June 2020, accusing him along with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, his former office manager Abbas Kamel, head of the General Intelligence Service and three former leaders of the Ministry of Interior, of “torturing him in Tora Prison”.

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    Nigeria is safer under Buhari than Jonathan – Onochie

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    Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has released a list of 62 prominent Nigerians to be blamed for the current state of the nation.

    He made the claim in a post on his Facebook page.

    “Let us not forget former US President Barrack Obama and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron and all members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,” Kanu’s Facebook post read.

    According to him, those people take the full responsibility of what Nigeria has turned into today, owing to the roles they played in kicking out former President Goodluck Jonathan and installing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

    Top on Kanu’s 62-man list are: Former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili; former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore; Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministries, Enugu, and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    The IPOB leader said that those whose villages, cities, or town are currently under siege by Fulani herdsmen should hold these people responsible.

    His list also has the likes of Fela Durotoye, Donald Duke, Professor Charles Soludo, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Pastor Sunday Adelaja, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, Professor Tam David West, Professor Wole Soyinka, Rev. Chris Okotie, Professor Pat Utomi and Nasir El-Rufai.

    Others in his list include, Dino Melaye, former Senator, Lai Mohammed, Rochas Okorocha, Rotimi Amaechi, Adams Oshiomhole, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Aminu Tambuwal, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Raji Fashola, Dr. Chris Ngige, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Ibikunle Amosun, Rauf Aregbesola, Kayode Fayemi, Sanusi Lamido, Deacon Femi Adesina, Pastor E.A Adeboye, Pastor W.F Kumuyi, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Kenny Ogungbe, Dato Adeneye, Magnus Abbey, and former Rivers State governorship aspirant, Dakuku Peterside.

    Also in the list are Nigerian musician, 9ice, Kenny St. Ogungbe Brown, Tunde Disu, John Momoh, Maupe Ogun, Chamberlain Usoh, Suleiman Aleide, Monday Onyekachi Ubani, Iffy Ubani, Labourous Osuoma, Citizen Useni Jones (Radio continental 102.3FM), Joe Igbokwe, Dele Momodu, Abike Dabiri,
    Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, Muazu, Emeka Ojukwu Jnr., Timpre Silva etc., Victor Umeh, Wasiu Ayinde (Kwam 1), T.Y Danjuma, Lauretta Onochie and actor, Jide Kosoko.

    Continuing, Kanu said, “These people went to school [they claim they are educated], many if them are professors. Some claimed to have direct access to God. Some are gifted with ‘prophesies.’

    “They read history. They understood international relations. They understood how societies work or so we thought.

    “They were more than 20 years old in 1983 when Buhari shot himself to power. They saw Buhari destroy the economy in 1983. They saw the role Buhari played in Abacha’s government.

    “They read all the threats of violence by Buhari against the nation. They saw Buhari harass Lam Adesina the Oyo State Governor due to Fulani herdsmen conflicts with locals in Oyo State.

    “They saw Buhari lead the sharia protest that claimed the lives of innocent Nigerians in 2001.

    “They saw Buhari and his minions open the gate of hell on innocent Nigerians when he lost the presidential election in 2011.

    “If Buhari was not speaking and defending his Fulani heritage he would be fighting to defend his religious heritage.

    “Never for once did he defend Nigeria or gave interview on how to rebuild the economy, education, power, health, etc.

    “They saw everything this man did. They knew him too well to miss the little details of his violent life.

    “But they were united in hatred.

    “Hatred for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. One among the few Nigeria leaders that actually wanted Nigeria to work.

    “Hatred became a unifying force to push forward a false narrative. They exploited his humility. They exploited his kindness.They exploited his humanity

    “They danced and made merry in Ojota. They ate, drank and danced away the destiny of a nation.

    “Saints Tinubu, Amaechi, Fashola etc led the chorus against ‘corrupt’ Goodluck Jonathan.

    “Tinubu a private jet owner and owner of Lagos, Amaechi a private jet owner and funder of Buhari campaign, Atiku a University owner paid with his civil service allowance etc wanted ‘corrupt’ Goodluck Jonathan out.

    “But the people did not see the moral paradox because you see – hate is a unifying factor.

    “They mobilised thugs to stone a sitting President.They harassed his family wherever they went. Because they are from the hated minority who must NOT be king.

    “For Kings must come from the Fulani lineage. Jonathan is Ijaw. Ijaws should not be Kings. Jonathan must not loot also. For looters must come from enablers of evil.

    “These are intellectuals. Amongst whom are Pastors and Prophets. Wisdom failed. Prophesies failed.

    “WAEC issued a fake WAEC attestation to Buhari. It is possible many Nigerian ‘intellectuals’ are working with fake certificates.”

    Fulani herdsmen have on many occasions been accused of causing crisis in their host communities in the country.

    For instance, following the high rate of criminalities which come in form of kidnappings, raping of women and killings allegedly committed by the herdsmen hiding in forests across Ondo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had recently given herdsmen a seven-day ultimatum to vacate the areas.

    Also a Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho had issued ultimatum to Fulani in Igangan, a town in Ibarapa North Local Government of Oyo State.

    He vowed that Fulani herdsmen must be chased out of Yoruba land.

    And a week later, he made good his threat when he and his supporters stormed the area, insisting that the Fulani must leave the town.

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