If you have ever watched any legal drama on any television show from any part of the world, you will have come across that moment when one of the lawyers shoots up with their mouth open and words spitting out the now familiar term hearsay! The dramatics of the moment are almost always contrasted by the stern judge who motions to the other lawyer to reframe the question or to ‘manage’ the witness before instructing the jury to strike out the words from the record.Dramatic? Absolutely. Necessary? Absolutely, yes again. If I were to describe hearsay to a layman, I would call it the learned word that lawyers and fancy speakers use when they don’t want to use the more familiar, street-kitchen-pulpit word we non-legal types call gossip. Technically, hearsay happens when person A say
Doing Business in Kenya: If you want to start a small or medium business in Kenya, be prepared for a rough ride. Your own government will do all it can to make sure that it runs you out of business. The cost of doing business, the endless taxes and levies will make sure that your business does not survive. This is exactly what the experiences of a few entrepreneurs who have come out to share their misfortune in the hands of government shows. Take Ndoria Stephen. He mobilized a group of about 100 people to start a bakery. They took a loan of Sh. 3.5 million to buy equipment. “KEBS, NEMA, and Kenya power frustrated us out of business. We had 10 direct employees. Don’t try SME if you aren’t well connected and can’t steal power,” he said. Ndoria is not the only one. In September, Faith M
Amb Julius Bitok Brings In A Record Breaking 100billion from tea exports to Pakistan If you could stand in front of a crowd five years ago and say that Pakistan would bypass Britain and Kenya's biggest tea importer many would have laughed or call you a liar. Well it is a reality today thanks to Amb Julius Bitok who brings in a record breaking 100billion from tea exports in the middle eastern country. When Amb Bitok first came into office as the Kenyan ambassador to Pakistan Kenyan imports to stood at 40billion but since he took over he was able to add 60billion and it now tea imports to Pakistan stand at 100billion. Through this Mr Bitok has been able to empower tea farmers on the ground who for years have been crying of poor payment.He hopes farmers will benefit greatly fr...
By Plan International Older generations are increasingly turning against FGM after learning the risks and realities of the practice. They say it takes a village to raise a child – but conversations with a community in Africa suggest it will take family, community and government support to end female genital mutilation (FGM) for good. Grandparents, mothers, fathers and mother-in-laws all have their role to play, as do religious leaders who can help dispel the myth that FGM is a religious necessity. In some countries such as Mali 76% of girls up to the age of 14 have undergone female genital cutting, compared to 83% of 15 to 49-year-olds – suggesting a declining trend. However, the practice has not yet officially been outlawed by the government. 1. CHALLENGE THE DISCRIMI
Adolescent pregnancies are a global problem but occur most often in poorer and marginalised communities. Many girls face considerable pressure to marry early and become mothers while they are still a child. Teenage pregnancy increases when girls are denied the right to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being. Girls must be able to make their own decisions about their bodies and futures and have access to appropriate healthcare services and education. WHAT CAUSES TEENAGE PREGNANCY? Lack of information about sexual and reproductive health and rights Inadequate access to services tailored to young people Family, community and social pressure to marry Sexual violence Child, early and forced marriage, which can be both a cause and...
By Alden Habacon Here are 6 ways that you can help create a more inclusive society and workplace for people living with disabilities: 1. Ask first and follow their lead Don’t assume people need help. Ask if they need anything to make the process more effective or easier for them. They are the experts on their needs and how to best meet them. If they do ask for help, ask for specific instructions on how you can help. 2. Speak clearly, listen well If you are working with a person who has a developmental disability or other cognitive issues, use clear sentences, simple words and concrete concepts. Gauge the pace, complexity and vocabulary of your speech to match theirs. Unless you are informed otherwise, remember they can make their own decisions. Allow people with speech impair
It seems incredible that it’s 2021 and there’s still 663 million people around the world who don’t have access to clean water — a basic human right that no one can live without. Four reasons why people don’t have access to clean water: 1.) Lack of infrastructure and poor management of services. Efforts have been made to reach more people with more water. However governments need to do more in ensuring water supplies are sustainable and commit to improving infrastructure. 2.) Poverty and inequality Access to water, sanitation, and hygiene are a basic human right and yet some people are still unable to access these services due to their ethnicity, gender, social status, disability or inability to afford the high costs. 3.) Climate change Climate change and an
What are the ways to stop world hunger? Work tirelessly for an international organization? Donate old clothes and toys to our local Salvation Army? Or is it even possible? There are hundreds of theories on how we can end world hunger and activists debate many of them. Some have been effective and others not. One thing is certain, and that is that we must do something. Discussed below are 10 effective world hunger solutions. Top 10 World Hunger Solutions 1. Sustainable Food Heifer International is an organization that helps transform agriculture. They fund projects so people can provide food for themselves in a sustainable way. This is very powerful, because ultimately we would like to see many impoverished areas not reliant on aid from foreign countries (which often causes debt) a
Today Amb Julius Bitok was called upon by teachers and the St Cecilia fraternity to stop by at their school.Upon arriving Amb Julius Bitok realized that the school was lacking several classrooms and other facilities as well.Out of the kindness of his heart he offered to construct five additional classrooms for the school.The teachers were so happy and couldn’t hide their joy and excitement. One of the teachers Joyce Ngeno,”We couldn’t call upon any other leader except Amb Julius Bitok this is because we know of his love for children,the community and his track record of putting words into actions.” Mrs Ngeno added,We didn’t want a leader who was going to come here and offer us empty promises we want a performer someone who we know has a track record of putting words i
Amb Julius Bitok today fellowshipped with members of the SDA church.Known to be a God fearing man who loves God with all his heart Amb Bitok went to fellowship and praise God with members. Mr Bitok worshipped and shared with the congregants and once given the opportunity to address them he said,"I am very honoured to fellowship with you today.I love God with all my heart.He has done so much for me that I cannot tell it all .As Uasingishu's next governor I will depend on God and lead the county in His ways.I will be a God fearing leader because God is everything to me." He added,"Having Christ in my life has been life changing.I am who I am today because of Him and I give Him all the glory.As ambassador God's guidance has never failed me and as governor I intend to include Him...