President Uhuru Kenyatta speech to G7

STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. UHURU KENYATTA, C.G.H., PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES DURING THE AFRICA OUTREACH MEETING AT THE G7 SUMMIT IN TAORMINA, ITALY 27TH MAY, 2017
May 27, 2017

Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
First, let me thank you,Prime Minister Gentiloni for the warm welcome and gracious hospitality extended to me and my delegation. I also thank you for according me the opportunity to address this distinguished gathering.

Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Africa is the world’s new frontier for trade and investment. Current indications are that Africa will have business opportunities worth $5.6 trillion by 2025.
Across Africa,there is a rising tide bringing with it new national and transnational infrastructure; a better-educated labour force; a youthful, dynamic population; a diffusion of technology; and, most important, the true democratization of the continent.
A rising tide lifts every boat. We now see the emergence of business clusters that stimulate innovation,the creation of new businesses, and real growth.
That’s why our returns on investment are some of the highest in the world,and that’s why members of the G7 will find, as others have found, that African markets are well worth their interest.
Indeed, right across the continent, opportunities beckon. To seize them, we will have to work together. The rewards are beyond calculation. A freer, more prosperous Africa is a more secure Africa. A freer, more prosperous Africa is a vital partner in solving some of the world’s most pressing problems: poverty, immigration, climate change, terrorism. This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the time to put Africa’s aspirations at the heart of your plans.
Now, the continent’s transformation is contingent on innovation. That’s why we have strengthened connectivity through the Smart Africa initiative,putting ICT at the center of our development agenda. That’s why the continent is developing an ICT policy and infrastructure to support one seamless digital market, to serve a billion people.
I need not tell you, Ladies and Gentlemen, that Kenya is a celebrated pioneer in ICT innovation in Africa. We have seen for ourselves the transformative power of innovation,as the Internet and mobile telephony have diffused power to networks and individuals.
Our people have proven enthusiastic innovators,enriching our democracy and development. In turn, the world has learned to appreciate to the energy and innovation of our young people, the spear-point of our development strategy.
That energy and innovation, combined with a strong ICT backbone, with infrastructure,and with an open regulatory and policy environment, has unleashed creative solutions, transforming lives.
The list is long and exciting; I’ll cite just three examples. M-Farmis a mobile platform for farmers: with the touch of a button, they can find prevailing prices for their produce.
Ushahidi(Swahili for testimony) is a ground-breaking interactive mapping tool, now used across the world to crowd-source information in elections and emergencies.
And then, of course, there is M-pesa,the mobile money platform that has brought financial access to millions who were left out of the traditional banking sector: these days, nine in every ten Kenyans access financial services through it.
These innovations, and others, have made Kenya more dynamic and resilient; they have made Kenya more investor-friendly; and they have made Kenya the hub of East and Central Africa.
I said that the Internet and the mobile phone had diffused power from states to networks and citizens. This is all to the good.
We are a democracy in a tough neighbourhood: our success will enlarge liberty;it will push back extremists bent on destroying democracy; and it will give many millions of our people an even larger stake in a stable global order.
Naturally, that success will depend largely on our own efforts, but the partnership and solidarity of the G-7 countries remain invaluable.
That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the power and promise of innovation and cooperation across borders. But we must also consider recent painful events in Manchester, which reminds us that innovation and globalization have a dark side. Far cheaper communication, and the movement of peoples across the world have given terrorists an ideological and operational reach that was unimaginable until very recently.
Terror presents a common threat. It demands a common response. Together, we can meet that threat. Indeed, we in Kenya, in partnership with many of you,have encouraging results to report. We have stopped attacks; we have unravelled terror cells; we have shared intelligence; we have saved lives.
But while intelligence and policing remain critical,we in Kenya believe the first weapon in this war is democracy.
Our people are free: free to choose their government; free to make their views heard; free to start and grow a business. That is the answer to the call of radicalism and violence. Only democracies can correct the abuses of power that breed the grievances on which terror is fed. Only democracies under the rule of law can give each citizen an equal voice in the making of his country’s laws. And only democracy can produce the broad prosperity which forestalls division.
In truth, then, only free peoples in control of their destiny can win an enduring victory over the nihilism of the terrorists.
That is why we are proud to be associated with you,the G7, as a beacon of democracy and the rule of law. We believe this is the time for a new alliance of democracies to stand together against the forces of terror.
And that, Ladies and Gentlemen is why I wish to once again thank you, Prime Minister Gentiloni,and all present, for working closely with Kenya and Africa, for the peace, the prosperity, and the freedom that all our peoples deserve.
Thank you

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THIS IS NOT TO SAY

that i enjoy doing this
that it thrill me to no end
i am simply like you
and me
another addict drowning in this sea
wishing that i enjoyed doing this

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Earn A lot Of Money Online

With the current economy controlled by inflation and banks going under receivership and company downsizing or right sizing, an extra money and know-how on how to make some can not harm.

And comes online work. Sites such as Iwriter offer great opportunities for starters with articles requiring as little as 150 words at  1$. You can then go up the ranks and earn more and more based on quality of your work.  You can also use the service of the writers there to create content for your blog or website.

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The Inimitable Art Of Street Bargaining

My friend Joffrey recently came to my clothes shop also called kibanda or camera zone because the clothes sold there are all camera meaning they are pricey because they are the
Latest trend.

He admired a tee shirt whose art was a skull and before you know it we were talking its price. I told him it would cost him kshs 1800.
My friend asked whether I had forgotten that we went to school together.

I asked how I could forget such a significant thing. It was impossible to say the least.

Joffrey asked me if that was the case, why was I selling him the teeshirt at such an exhobitant price, he demanded to know why I was killing him with such a price.

I replied that far from it I had in fact given him the best price, almost half the price and that i was not getting even a penny more on the price I had gotten it at from gikomba market.

He laughed and said that I knew he was not a fool and that i should not give him that business talk because he knew it all. He brought it to my notice that not only did we grow up together as buddies and went to the same village school but that we suffered a lot together. He related to me tales of our adventures together as fruits thieves from neighbours farms. I smile as he gesticulated wildly like an insane ape.

As hard a heart I have and as a business man of repute, i yielded to this emotional appeal. You understand that the markup on my products is 300% but I here had to yield. I said OK. I will slash the price and eat The loss, give me 1500

Are you mad? My friend asked.

That is the best I can do. I replied nonchalantly.

My friend handed over the shirt and said. It seems indeed when they get rich they forget everyone.

That touches a nerve, an emotional nerve and once again I yielded and found myself insanely thinking that i was willing to only get a 200% markup. You understand this was insanity because the least i ever went was 250% markup. I said I would let him have it for free and he only have to give me what I had paid to get it which was kshs 100o. Needless to say, but said nonetheseless,  this was a lie.

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How Feminists Killed Family Unit And Freed The Man


If you don’t settle down with a good girl to form a family, you will live a lonely, sexless life and die alone miserably. Your name will die and you will be buried by the government or city council because you will have no one. This is what young men were told in those early days that were before the storm.

The thought of not having regular sex was especially scary. By age twenty, most men were married to girls as young as fourteen. Then came the feminist and all of a sudden, men were freed. They no longer had to marry to have sex and even if they married, they did not necessarily have to stay in that marriage forever, mainly because the feminist movement ensured that most mothers had a career which made men less guilty when breaking up a #marriage because they knew the children wouldn’t starve as their mother was earning.

These events and other have led to a phenomenon rise in number of prostitutes. Data from various reputable statistics firms such as the bureau of statistics shows that for every one thousand female beyond age 15, an astonishing 300 are having sex for money. These numbers tell a story that will sadden most feminists, that there is a large number of women Willing or forced to have sex without the commitment of a marriage. In Kenya, we have seen the unabated rise of the sponsor phenomenon where a young girl, often a college student offer sexual favours to old men in return for financial reward. One trick the society use to accept a formerly frowned upon vice is give it a new name when it becomes acceptable or is forced down the throat of the society, thus, prostitution becomes sponsorship, witchcraft become miracle healing, euthanasia become assisted dying and so on and so forth.

We now live in an age where majority of women are beguiled that no men want to marry them. They have formed support groups Like kilimani mums where they discuss these strange times events and devise means to trap some hapless men but it is mostly not working and where it works a divorce is not often far off. Men want just to have fun/sex with them with no commitment for why should a man commit and be turned into a mule or a slave in exchange for regular #sex when he can get it out there at a fee but not lifelong fee?

It’s a bright new world for men and the former dark days of man slavery seems like a distance memory of a long gone epoch. Thanks #feminism.

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Universal Human Rights (UN)

Preamble

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Article 1.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4.

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6.

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7.

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8.

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10.

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11.

(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Article 12.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 13.

(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Article 14.

(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 15.

(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 16.

(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 17.

(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 18.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20.

(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
(2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 21.

(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22.

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 23.

(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24.

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25.

(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 26.

(1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
(2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
(3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Article 27.

(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 28.

Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29.

(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 30.

Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Statement Upon Signing The Interest Capping Bill

DnBILLSigning0104dSTATEMENT BY H.E. UHURU KENYATTA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES, ON THE BANKING (AMENDMENT) ACT 2015

On July 28, 2016, the National Assembly passed the Banking (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The Bill intends to regulate interest rates that are applicable to banks’ loans and deposits, capping the interest rates that banks can charge on loans and must pay on deposits.

In line with the Constitution of Kenya the Bill was presented to me, for appropriate action as required by law.

Since receiving this Bill, I have consulted widely and it is clear to me from those consultations that Kenyans are disappointed and frustrated with the lack of sensitivity by the financial sector, particularly banks. These frustrations are centred around the cost of credit and the applicable interest rates on their hard–earned deposits. I share these concerns.

This is the third time that the National Assembly is attempting to reduce interest rates to affordable levels. In the previous two instances, dialogue and promises of change prevailed and banks avoided the introduction of these caps. In those instances, banks failed to live up to their promises and interest rates have continued to increase along with the spreads between the deposit and lending rates.

Despite having one of the most efficient and effective financial markets, Kenya has one of the highest returns-on-equity for banks in the African continent. Banks need to do more to reduce the cost of credit and ensure that the benefits of the vibrant financial sector are also felt by their customers.

Upon weighing carefully all these considerations, on balance, I have assented to the Bill as presented to me. We will implement the new law, noting the difficulties that it would present, which include credit becoming unavailable to some consumers and the possible emergence of unregulated informal and exploitative lending mechanisms.

We will closely monitor these difficulties, particularly as they relate to the most vulnerable segments of our population. Whilst doing so, my Government will also accelerate other reform measures necessary to reduce the cost of credit and thereby create the opportunities that will move our economy to greater prosperity.

We recognize that banks have done much in the last decade in terms of innovation and promoting financial inclusion and look to their doing more in that direction.

We also reiterate our commitment to free market policies in driving sustainable economic growth, to which we owe much of our success.

Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH
President of the Republic of Kenya
Wednesday 24th August 2016

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