NASA’s Comprehensive Manifesto

28 Jun

The National Super Alliance launched its election manifesto Tuesday evening, drawing wide reactions from citizens and political commentators.

Applauded for its simplicity and touch with current realities in the country, the manifesto has been billed as the most realistic plan made for Kenya since the NARC one in 2002, which unfortunately never saw the light of day.

The National Super Alliance presented a range of proposals ranging from national unity to foreign policy. Probably the most eye-catching is the proposed universal health service fund that would effectively cover all Kenyans and replace the current NHIF.

The plan envisions to eliminate the current economic burden of healthcare on citizens and make it affordable to the majority. “The Universal Health Service Fund (UHSF) is NASA’s cure for medical bills. The operations portion of the Government’s health budget will be channeled into this Fund, rather than being disbursed to hospitals. The public will contribute a minimal amount, which will entitle them to free services in all designated health facilities. Health facilities will bill the Fund for every patient that they treat, just as they do for patients with NHIF cards and private health insurance.” the manifesto reads.

The event held at The Waterfront Grounds in Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi, was partly co-hosted by Nairobi Women Representative candidate Esther Passaris and ODM Nairobi senate hopeful Edwin Sifuna. The event saw a large attendance of NASA leaders and candidates countrywide.

“We need to get our priorities right. Our first duty and priority
is to feed ourselves. To be able-bodied and not be able to feed
one-self is to be stripped off one’s dignity.”

NASA plans to eliminate hunger and create employment in the country.

NASA has also proposed a free secondary education plan complete with government-funded student uniforms and stationery in addition to the currently available free primary education. “We have calculated and this will cost the government around kshs.60Billion” Said Musalia Mudavadi presenting part of the manifesto.

Fair enumerations for teachers, doctors, nurses, the police and other civil servants was also mentioned as the smiling KNUT chairman William Sossion looked on. His presence escalated immediate suggestions that he might be given a nomination to parliament through one of NASA’s political parties.

Eliminating hunger, increasing the food basket and helping farmers are also among the plans. “There is nothing to be
proud in feeding Europe with fresh vegetables, and adorning the
developed world’s tables with flowers, but still ranking among the bottom twenty of the most food insecure countries in the world”, reads the document in part.
“We need to get our priorities right. Our first duty and priority
is to feed ourselves. To be able-bodied and not be able to feed
one-self is to be stripped off one’s dignity.”

Security and the issue of withdrawal of Kenyan forces from Somalia was also addressed. Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula who is also among the coalition principals said NASA is committed to improving security in the country and enhance the dignity of both the citizens and the security services by providing better working conditions for the police force.

Implementing devolution to the letter and spirit of the constitution is also among the highlights. NASA is adamant it will be able to increase the budgetary allocation to the counties as well as establish smooth working relations between the two levels of governments. Bomet governor and “pentagon” member Isaac Rutto articulately repeated the now famous “Pesa mashinani” line.

ODM party leader and NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga vowed his government will bring national unity among Kenyans. He said his government will be for all Kenyans regardless of tribe or creed. In fact, NASA’s manifesto promises to officially recognize they many tribes that were denied official recognition by previous governments. These tribes include the Waswahili, the Ilchamus, the Elwana, Munyoyaya, Waata, Boni, Dushnak, Sakuye and Segeju. “This is a legacy of colonial bureaucracy” and NASA promises to change it.

The vice presidential candidate Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka on his part said his government will give confidence to entrepreneurs retaliating the need to build a nation that competes with best among the world in the service industry. “The tourism industry is dead” he lamented promising to revive it once they come to office. Kalonzo also said NASA will support business-friendly initiatives. “Our government will do all it can to reach out to Kenyans in the diaspora”

Musalia Mudavadi emphasised the need to build a nation with livable cities, and
vibrant rural communities. “Promise what you can deliver and deliver what you promise” he said adding NASA is promising only what it can deliver.

The launch had an air of serious organization and was precise (although as has become a norm with Kenyan events the dj disappointed with unnecessary scratches in between presenters). This is in contrast to the ruling coalition’s own similar event that was held a day before with exaggerated pomp albeit lesser credibility as fresh allegations emerged of how the party had bought its 2013 general election manifesto from a popular city broker.

Whether NASA’s pragmatic approach will sway more voters to its growing base remains to be seen but the coalition may have just outdone the Jubilee Party, one more time.

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Interesting Muslim inventions that shaped the world

2 Jul

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/01/29/muslim.inventions/index.html

The Sack of Imperial Bank

13 Feb

The first time Abdulmalek JanMohammed ever robbed Imperial Bank he had a gun to his head. Three short years later, he became the robber, carrying out a heist so elaborate its web is still being untangled, five months after his death.

Source: The Sack of Imperial Bank

THE KENYA’s MIDDLE-CLASS NIGHTMARE!

24 May

Wow, i couldn’t put it better!

Mark Maish

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I’m seated on a wooden bench under a makuti shed located at a vantage point deep in the heart of a national reserve watching a herd of elephants grazing peaceful below, oblivious of the chaotic world out there. A fortnight ago I handed in my final year project which marked the end of a 5-year pursuit for my Undergrads. Faced with the biggest dilemma of my life, I traveled down to this remote camping site in south coast to strategize on my next step. The decision I’m about to make is to either take the job offered or turn it down and instead follow my passion which is unconventional.

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Vote Now: Who Should Be on the 2015 TIME 100?

28 Mar

TIME

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While TIME’s editors will choose the TIME 100 — our annual list of the most influential people in the world — we want readers to have a say too. Cast your vote here for the people who you think have changed the world this past year, for better or worse.

Ready to cast your vote? Comment on any TIME Facebook post that includes #TIME100, tweet your vote using #TIME100 or head over to Time.com’s TIME 100 voting hub, where Pinnion’s technology is recording, visualizing and analyzing results as they are received. Votes from Twitter, Facebook and Time.com’s voting hub are pooled together to create the totals displayed on the site.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 10, and the winner of our reader poll will be announced April 13. This year’s official TIME 100 list will be announced April 16.

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If your girl reasons like Caroline Mutoko you might want to keep her!

3 Feb

http://youtu.be/AsU8OERUHyg

3 Feb

…a good old one, my gaffer likes it

6 May

Boss says to secretary: For a
week, we will go abroad, so make
arrangements.
Secretary makes a call 2 her
Husband: For a week my boss and
I will be going abroad, so look after yourself.
Husband makes call to secret
lover: My wife is going abroad for
a week, so let’s spend the week
together.
Secret lover makes a call to a little boy whom she is giving private
lessons: I have to work for a
week, so you need not come for
class
Little boy makes call to his
grandfather: Grandpa, for a week, I don’t have classes ‘coz my
teacher is busy. Let’s spend the
week together.
Grandpa ( d boss ) makes a call to
his Secretary: This week I am
spending time with my grandson. We can’t attend the meeting any
longer.
Secretary makes a call to her
husband: My boss has some
personal matters to attend to, so
our trip is cancelled. Husband makes a call to secret
lover: We cannot spend this week
together; my wife has cancelled
her trip.
Secret lover makes a call to little
boy whom she is giving private lessons: This week we will have
classes as usual.
Little boy makes a call to his
grandfather: Grandpa, my teacher
said this week I have to attend
class. Sorry I can’t keep you company.
Grandpa makes a call to his
secretary: Don’t worry, this weekd
we will attend that meeting, so
make arrangements.
Question – WHO CONTROLS THIS CHAIN ???

15 Sep
15 Sep

Concert Life Toronto


Alesana has posted a new song titled “A Gilded Masquerade”

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