The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD Kenya) will hold their much anticipated Saba Saba Rally in Nairobi’s Uhuru Park. “Saba Saba” is basically “Seven Seven” – The 7th Day of the 7th Month in Kiswahili.
“We will be gathering directly as a result of the Government’s failure to convene a national dialogue process to enable Kenyans to deliberate on issues that are of critical concern to them as citizens.”
Source: CORD Statement on Saba Saba Rally Dated 3 July 2014
CORD will express their concerns on the following issues:
1. INCLUSIVITY AND NATIONAL UNITY
2 ELECTORAL PROCESS AND THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION
3. DEVOLUTION AND RESTRUCTURING OF THE PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION:
5. NATIONAL SECURITY
6. COST OF LIVING AND IRRESPONSIBLE BORROWING
7. HISTORICAL INJUSTICES AND THE TJRC REPORT
Notes and Useful Website
http://cordkenya.blogspot.co.uk/ – CORDKenya Blogspot
https://twitter.com/RailaOdinga – Hon Raila Odinga Twitter Account
https://twitter.com/skmusyoka – Hon Kalonzo Musyoka Twitter Account
Hon Moses Wetangula – There are various accounts attributed to Hon Moses Wetangula but some cannot be verified or up to date.
Saturday 5th July 2014 marks 45 years to the day when one of Kenya’s leading political lights was assassinated on Government Road, Nairobi 5 July 1969. Tom Mboya’s impact on Kenya and the World is significant. Working with William X. Schienman (American Committee on Africa) they convinced US President JF Kennedy to sponsor an ‘airlift’ of Kenyan students and academics to the US. One of these students was Barack Obama Senior, father to Barack Obama, President of the United States.
The following thoughts were shared by Chris Kavila on the Tom Mboya Foundation Facebook page. They encapsulate the feelings of many Kenyans and those who love the country.
Shared on Tom Mboya Foundation Facebook
“TJ [Tom Mboya], 45 years ago on this day, you were murdered by cowards. Today Kenya is increasingly unstable, grappling with the evil twins you stood against and warned us about. TRIBALISM and CORRUPTION. Where would we be now had you lived? REST in PEACE.
“Had forgotten that on a day like this one at 1pm Saturday July 5th 1969 impunity won and the course of Kenya’s history changed and hurtled in the wrong direction.”
Notes and Useful links:
Tom Mboya Foundation – http://www.tommboya.org
Official Tom Mboya – Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/officialtommboya
Joseph B.Treaster wrote an obituary on William X. Schienman in the New York Times July 25 1999 entitled: ‘W.X.Schienman, 72, Broker and Friend of Kenyan Leader.’
William X Schienman died on May 24 1999 and his ashes were interred on Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, South Nyanza, Kenya next to Tom Mboya’s grave.
A Kenya Airforce Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II (military transport plane of Chinese make) crashed landed on 12 May 2014 near El Wak military camp killing the pilot and injuring 11 (two police officers in serious condition).
On 10 April 2006 a similar aircraft a Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 crashed in Marsabit County killing 14 passengers including six Kenyan Members of Parliament, including Bonaya Adhi Godana MP for North Horr Constituency.
Eleven Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 military transport planes have been supplied to the Kenya Airforce.
“A Kenya Air Force transport aircraft has crash landed in Elwak today. First responders on ground working medical evacuation.”
2 Citizen News – Military Plane Crash in El Wak 12 May 2014
3 @MRashDido photo of plane crash
4 Note of interest – El Wak – African Aviation name similarity. In 2 June 2012 a cargo plane crashed in Accra, Ghana West Africa near the El Wak Military Stadium. .
The African National Congress won the majority of seats in South Africa’s National and Provincial Elections May 2014.
Based on Provisional results released by the Electoral Commission of South African on 12 May 2014 they achieved 62.15% of the votes with the Democratic Alliance (DA) 22.3% and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) 6.35%. Turnout was 73.43%.
Source: Electoral Commission of South Africa Provisional Results