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South Africa:U.S.$1.2 Million for Storm Damaged Public Buildings

The preliminary cost of repairing public buildings under the custodianship of the National Department of Public Works that were damaged as a result of the inclement weather in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng is about R16 million.

“While the final cost is being quantified to inform the final assessment, repairs at some of the 30 properties in KwaZulu-Natal, that is 17 state owned facilities occupied by South African Police Service, Departments of Labour, Justice and Defence as well as13 leased facilities has commenced,” Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on Monday in a statement.

According to the Minister, repairs to the South Gauteng High Court and Krugersdorp Home Affairs in Gauteng which were minimum have already been attended to.

He said that contractors are expected to be on site by the end of this week at all remaining sites after emergency procurement procedures and appointment of contractors have been finalised.

Minister Nhleko has committed to mobilise resources to assist the affected provinces wherever possible.

He said that the Ministers and Members of Executive Councils Meeting (MINMEC) held on Friday noted progress and the leadership provided by Premiers of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as Gauteng and expressed confidence that interventions aimed at mitigating the effect of the damage will minimise disruption to services.

“MINMEC expressed condolences to families that lost their loved ones during the disaster and appreciation of the commitment of officials who were part of rescue operations, disaster relief efforts and technical assessment teams. The heroic action of ordinary citizens and humanitarian organisations has demonstrated Ubuntu,” Minister Nhleko said.

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Police Deny Killing 33 in Nairobi During Anti-IEBC Demos

By Hilary Kimuyu

The National Police Service has denied allegations that police officers have so far killed 33 people in post-election demonstrations.

Human rights watchdogs Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch had on Tuesday released a report that claimed police were directly implicated in the deaths.

The 33 victims were reportedly killed during police operations in Mathare, Kibera, Baba Dogo, Dandora, Korogocho, Kariobangi, and Kawangware between August 9 and 13.

The 37-page report, titled Kill Those Criminals’: Security Forces’ Violations in Kenya’s August 2017 Elections, documents excessive use of force by police and other security agents against protesters and residents.

But National Police Service spokesman George Kinoti, through a statement on Wednesday, termed the accusations as false.

“The National Police Service attention has been drawn to a sensational report by Amnesty International alleging that, 33 people were killed in the immediate post August poll period,” said Mr Kinoti.

“We wish to refute the claims as totally misleading and based on falsehoods. We are studying the report and will issue a comprehensive report later,” he added.

The report by the two human rights watchdogs reported that as many as 50 people, mainly in perceived opposition strongholds in the capital, could have lost their lives during the protests against President Kenyatta’s win.

“They shot directly at some protesters and also opened fire, apparently randomly, on crowds,” the report says.

“Victims and witnesses told researchers that as protesters ran away, police pursued them, kicking down doors and chasing people down alleyways, shooting and beating many to death.”

Other victims, the rights defenders claim, died of asphyxiation from inhaling teargas and pepper spray, from being hit by teargas canisters fired at close range, or from being trampled to death by fleeing crowds.

Additional reporting by Nation Team.

Kenya

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IG Joseph Boinnet Now Warns Nasa on Anti-IEBC Demos

By David Mwere

Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet has warned National Super Alliance (Nasa) supporters that they will be met with severe force if they try to attack police stations while demonstrating.

However, Mr Boinnet’s claim has been dismissed as “lies” by Nasa MPs John Mbadi (Suba South) and Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja), who accused the police of using every excuse in the book to “brutally murder innocent protestors exercising their constitutional right to demonstrate peacefully.”

FIREARMS

In a statement issued by Deputy Inspector-General of Police Mr George Kinoti on behalf of the IG, Mr Boinnet said attacks on police and police station would not be tolerated.

“Such attacks will be deemed, among other violations of the law, as an attempt to steal firearms, and will elicit the appropriate response,” Mr Boinnet said.

But the Nasa legislators, accusing the police of “exhibiting trigger happy tendencies”, said the “purported” warning by the Mr Boinnet is a desperate move to justify the “brutal killings of unarmed civilians” fighting for their rights.

“What has a 73-year-old grandmother got to do with the purported attacks on police stations?” Mr Wandayi asked in relation to the woman short by the police as she left hospital in Migori.

Nasa has called for countrywide demos to push for reforms in the electoral commission as well as force the removal from office of IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba among other senior managers.

From next week, the demos will be on a daily basis, according to Nasa.

MATIANG’I

“We condemn the violent disruptions of peaceful demonstrations by the police that have resulted in deaths and injuries. We hold Interior CS Fred Matiang’i squarely responsible for this. He, together with his sponsors, shall be personally held to account,” Mr Wandayi said.

The Ugunja MP termed the demos a success, which he said was a show of people’s determination to confront impunity head-on.

Mr Mbadi said they will not be intimidated by police threats.

“Those responsible like Matiang’i should never be allowed to get away with these senseless killings. Killing people who are expressing their rights in a peaceful manner is criminal, uncalled for and must be condemned by those who love humanity. Does Matiang’i now feel happy because lives have been lost?” he said.

Nasa on Friday defied a government ban imposed by Mr Matiang’i and took their demos to the city centres of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.

BATTLES

But according to police, Nasa politicians’ attempts to reach Nairobi CBD were defeated.

In Kisumu, police said unrest was confined to Kondele, Nyalenda and Manyatta areas.

Mr Boinnet said demonstrators in Kisumu vandalised property and extorted money from motorists besides engaging the police in running battles.

The situation was later “normalised”, according to police, although locals disputed the police version, accusing them of being trigger-happy.

In Bondo Township, two people were killed near a police station.

‘2,000 PEOPLE’

Locals and witnesses on Friday told the Nation that the two were felled as they ran towards Bondo Police Station after police fired bullets to disperse protesters.

But according Mr Boinnet, police opened fire after a large mob of “about 2,000 people” pelted the station with rocks and “robbed nearby shops and valuables”.

In the ensuing confrontation with the police, Mr Boinnet said, the two persons were killed.

The police chief said “the actual circumstances of the shooting are being investigated.”

In Mombasa, police said about 150 people “attempted to march in the CBD but were dispersed” by the police.

Other demonstrations happened in Migori, Homa Bay and Kakamega, “which commenced and ended without any serious confrontations”, according to Mr Boinnet.

Number Two in the Ride Market, Start-Up Little Eyes 8-10 New African Markets

The large international start-ups like Jumia and Uber may attract the lion’s share of the investment but they’re not having it all their own way. Craft Silicon launched Kenyan start-up Little to compete with Uber. Russell Southwood talked to Kamal Budhabatti about his ambitions for Little and how it fits into the payment system ecosystem he is building with Craft Silicon.

Kamal Budhabatti launched Little because he thought he could do it better than Uber:”We saw there was an opportunity with the things that were happening on Uber. But the drivers didn’t always like what Uber was doing so we wanted to build a product that was appreciated by drivers. It would be an Uber for Africa. We ran a small pilot and it worked out well so we launched 8 months back”.

Little takes 15% from its drivers that is probably less than Uber is charging them:”Drivers can withdraw money from their Little wallet at any time. They go to the app and move money to their mobile money account.”

According to Tech Loy, it has also said in February 2017 that it will launch a mobile phone-based Savings and Credit Co-operative Society (Sacco). Known as Little Sacco, it would be the first virtual Sacco in Kenya, and on the continent, when launched, and will cover Little’s 5,000 drivers.

The Little app works in a very similar way to Uber’s but has several significant differences. It can be used on pretty much all phones as it’s not just a smartphone app but also can work with USSD by dialing a short code. The call to the short code generates a menu and the call uses adjacent cell towers to triangulate where the rider is. It also has a wallet that comes with the app and this means a rider can pay for a ride and send it to someone else. The rider can also use the app on Facebook Messenger and Little has got an IoT device that you can stick on a fridge and just press a button to get a cab.

Using this combination of smart, feature and basic phone users, it has got to the number two position behind Uber in Kenya. In doing so, it has attracted close to quarter of a million riders. There are two other ride apps in the market: Mondo Ride from the Middle East and Taxify from Estonia. Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has invested in Taxify Kenya’s parent company through a ride company he partly owns called Didi Chuxing.

Little’s parent company Craft Silicon is probably the second biggest payments processor in Kenya after Safaricom’s M-Pesa. Last year it handled US$4.4 billion in payments. It does between 1-1.5 million transactions a day and has 9-10 million active customers.

So how does Little as a start-up fit into this kind of payment processor play?:”We wanted to start building verticals. So we launched Little for rides. We’ve invested (US$0.5 million) in Eat Out Kenya for hospitality and we’ll be launching something in the healthcare space.” It also wants to roll out the Little as a fintech product as “a small bank that sits inside the wallet.”

Thus far Craft Silicon has self-funded these verticals but it is out in the market looking for US$100 million series B funding to expand Little across the continent. It’s already started in Nigeria where it’s carrying out tests and will do the same in Ghana before too long. It’s also looking at a couple of countries in both Southern Africa and Francophone Africa so that it will then have an 8-10 country presence by mid next year.

As Budhabatti told me, the biggest challenge has been going from a B2B business with Craft Silicon to B2C with the new start-ups:”These are market businesses, transacting directly with customers. So we’ve had to learn from the experience. You need enough money to promote the product in the right way.”

Kenya

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Seychelles:In Need of Hotel Rooms, Seychelles’ Govt Tells Developers to Begin Projects or Lose Them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don’t begin construction within a year, said a top official of the ministry of tourism.

Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Port and Marine, said the decision was taken because promoters of the eight projects have taken too long to develop them.

“We are targeting those investors who have obtained approval more than five years ago and still have not done anything. Some have even had up to 10 years,” the minister said.

Loustau-Lalanne said that the tourism department is going to write to the respective investors and give them one year to decide if they want to go ahead with their project.

“We think that they will not be able to do anything within the course of one year. Therefore, we will be able to take back 1,300 rooms for redistribution,”

Loustau-Lalanne said.

The moratorium on large hotel projects except those already approved by the government was announced by the Seychelles’ former president, James Michel, during the Independence Day celebrations on June 29, 2015.

The moratorium was prolonged to the end of 2020 by the Seychelles’ President Danny Faure in his State of the Nation address in February.

Large hotels are defined as those having 25 rooms or more. The moratorium does not include small establishments of 15 rooms or less which are reserved for Seychellois.

Old and abandoned hotels are also to be reallocated and they account for more than 700 which are counted as part of the approximate 5300 existing hotel room quota. These include Reef Hotel and Equator Hotel.

According to statistics from the Tourism Ministry, there are 541 tourism establishments in operation that have 5,849 rooms.

The tourism minister said that when the department did its research, the feedback from tour operators was that there is not enough room to accommodate visitors.

“As Seychelles is experiencing an economic growth in the tourism sector, it is unacceptable to note that there are not enough rooms. This why we also need to redistribute these projects to investors that are ready to develop,” said Loustau-Lalanne.

The Criteria for reallocation will be drawn up on a case-by-case basis and once approved these projects will be subjected to environmental impact assessments and the requirements of regulatory bodies such as the Seychelles Planning Authority.

With the addition of the new hotels excluded from the moratorium, an additional 4,000 rooms will be available in the island nation to accommodate visitors.

Commenting on the Grand Police Bay hotel, which has now been declared a protected area by the Cabinet of Ministers, in June, Loustau-Lalanne, said that their number of rooms have been taken back as well and discussion is ongoing with the developers.

Tourism remains the top contributor to the economy of Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean. In the figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in January, over 304,000 visitors came to Seychelles last year, compared with 275,000 in 2015.

Test of Will Monday as Kenyatta, Odinga Take Contrary Positions on Protests

By Olive Burrows

Nairobi — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday backed his Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’s position that the government would not sit idly by and allow Opposition protests that disturb the peace and lead to destruction on property.

Speaking during a campaign rally in Nyahururu on Sunday, President Kenyatta said that while he was not opposed to peaceful picketing, he drew the line at demonstrations that involved crude weapons such as stones hurled at the keepers of the peace and that jeopardised the ability of citizens to earn their livelihoods.

“You cannot play with the lives of Kenyans. You instigate violence cloaked as peaceful demonstrations but which peaceful protests involve attacking the police, damaging cars, looting or pelting police stations with rocks?” he posed.

“If you want to hold peaceful protest, hold peaceful protests but you cannot expect the authorities not to take action when the law is broken,” President Kenyatta.

Speaking on the same dias, Deputy President William Ruto once again accused Odinga of calling for protests in an effort to create instability and justify a negotiated presidency; a “ploy” Ruto said, Kenyans would not fall for.

“Can he stop embarrassing us as Kenyans. You fuel demonstrations then run to the West crying instability. Any challenges Kenya is experiencing have you at the root.

“Matiangi stand firm. Anybody who causes violence should face the full force of the law,” Ruto said.

Last week, Matiangi asked that the National Super Alliance Chief Executive Norman Magaya be held responsible for the destruction President Kenyatta listed above and which was witnessed on Wednesday and Friday respectively culminating in the killing of two protestors in Bondo by Police.

Magaya has however challenged Matiangi on the grounds that the ruling party’s henchmen going by the Nairobi Business Community were behind the robberies witnessed during the demonstrations.

In response, Odinga maintained the protests would continue until what he described as “thorns and depressions” on the political playing field are leveled out.

Kenya

Police Killed Over 33 During Demo – Report

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Police Killed, Beat Post-Election Protesters

press release

Nairobi — Kenyan police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of Nairobi, the capital, in response to protests following the August 8, 2017 elections, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in a joint report released today.

The 37-page report, “‘Kill Those Criminals’: Security Forces’ Violations in Kenya’s August 2017 Elections,” documents excessive use of force by police, and in some cases other security agents, against protesters and residents in some of Nairobi’s opposition strongholds after the elections.

Researchers found that although police behaved appropriately in some instances, in many others they shot or beat protesters to death. Other victims died of asphyxiation from inhaling teargas and pepper spray, from being hit by teargas canisters fired at close range, or from being trampled to death by fleeing crowds.

Police were directly implicated in the deaths of at least 33 people, researchers found. Another 17 were alleged killed, most of them in Kawangware, but researchers could not confirm the cases. The Kenyan authorities should urgently ensure that all those responsible for unlawful use of force are held to account, and that police comply with international law and standards on the use of force during the upcoming repeat election period.

“Dozens of people were killed and many more left with life-altering injuries in attacks by the police against opposition supporters,” said Michelle Kagari, deputy regional director for East Africa, the Horn, and the Great Lakes at Amnesty International. “This deadly use of excessive force has become a hallmark of police operations in Kenya and must be decisively stopped before the next election takes place.”

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch researchers interviewed 151 victims, witnesses, human rights activists, aid workers, and police in Nairobi’s low-income areas known to be strongholds of opposition supporters. Ahead of the vote, police had designated many of these areas as “hot spots” for potential violence and had deployed forces heavily, increasing tensions.

Prior Human Rights Watch research documented 12 killings by police during protests in western Kenya. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights documented 37 deaths, five of which are in addition to the 33 cases documented here. Taken together with the 17 others allegedly killed by police, the nationwide death toll could be as high as 67.

In the days after the poll, opposition supporters took to the streets in areas of the capital to protest irregularities in the election, in which the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner. On September 1, the Supreme Court nullified the results and ordered a new election within 60 days. It is scheduled for October 26, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga’s withdrawal on October 10 created uncertainty over the revote.

Researchers found that armed police – most of them from the General Service Unit (GSU) and Administration Police (AP) – carried out law enforcement operations in Mathare, Kibera, Babadogo, Dandora, Korogocho, Kariobangi, and Kawangware neighborhoods in Nairobi between August 9 and 13. They shot directly at some protesters and also opened fire, apparently randomly, on crowds. Victims and witnesses told researchers that as protesters ran away, police pursued them, kicking down doors and chasing people down alleyways, shooting and beating many to death.

In one case, a 9-year-old girl, Stephanie Moraa Nyarangi, was shot dead while standing on the balcony of her family’s apartment. In another, Jeremiah Maranga, a 50-year-old security guard, was beaten so badly by police that his body was soaked in blood. He later died. In another incident, Lilian Khavere, a housekeeper who was eight months pregnant, was trampled to death by a fleeing crowd after she fainted from inhaling teargas.

Police in these neighborhoods also tried to prevent journalists and human rights activists from reporting the violations, the two organizations found. In one case, in Kibera, a police officer smashed a foreign journalist’s camera when he tried to photograph police beating a youth leader. Police also beat up a local activist and smashed his camera when he tried to film them in Mathare.

The two organizations wrote to the Inspector General of Police detailing their findings and requesting a meeting but received no response. They also made several requests to interview the police spokesperson, all of which were turned down.

“The Kenyan authorities should publicly acknowledge the violations, conduct speedy, impartial, thorough, and transparent investigations, and take the necessary steps under the law to hold those responsible to account as a key step toward justice for the victims,” said Otsieno Namwaya, Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The police attacked opposition supporters and then tried to cover up their attacks. The authorities should ensure that this kind of arbitrary and abusive use of force by police does not recur in the repeat election.”

Thomas Odhiambo Okul, 26, died after he was shot by police in an alley right outside the gate to his house. A relative told researchers that Thomas had stepped out of his home to see what was happening. A short while later, as he was running back home, he was shot and killed.

Bernard Okoth Odoyo, 25, a carpenter, and Victor Okoth Obondo aka Agwambo, 24, close friends who lived near each other, were both shot in the back in Mathare on 13 August while trying to flee from the police, and died instantly.

Raphael Ayieko, 17, his close friend and neighbor, Privel Ochieng Ameso, 18, and Shady Omondi Juma, 18, were shot dead by police in Babadogo on 11 August. Eyewitnesses said they saw a policeman push Raphael onto a wall and shoot him. Shady was shot in the chest and Privel in the back as he tried to run away.

Rights Groups Say 33 Killed in Poll Aftermath, Demand Probe

By Margaret Njugunah

Nairobi — Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called for investigations into police brutality following protests after the August 8, 2017 elections.

In a new report, the organisations say Kenyan police have killed at least 33 people, although the figure is being disputed by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet.

Dubbed Kill Those Criminals’: Security Forces’ Violations in Kenya’s August 2017 Elections, the report documents excessive use of force by police, and in some cases other security agents against protesters and residents in some of Nairobi’s Opposition strongholds after the disputed elections.

“Researchers found that although police behaved appropriately in some instances, in many others they shot or beat protesters to death,” the organisations say in a statement.

The report comes two days after three protesters were shot dead in Bondo as Opposition supporters clashed with police in Western Kenya, with hundreds defying a ban on rallies to express their anger over the October 26 presidential election.

President Uhuru Kenyatta earlier Sunday warned Opposition leader Raila Odinga that he will face the full force of the law if he continues to cause violence in the pretext of demonstrations.

He said the Opposition should stop playing with the lives of Kenyans pretending to hold demonstrations while his actual intention is to cause chaos so that he can get to power through the back door.

Kenya

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Police Summon Monitor Over Age Limit Budget Story

Photo: The Independent

President Yoweri Museveni

By Amos Ngwomoya

Kampala — Police authorities have summoned Daily Monitor’s editor to appear before the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) over age limit budget story.

The story in question was published on October 12 under the headline: Age limit budget for 23-man team leaks.

The executive editor, Mr Charles Odoobo Bichachi is needed at CID headquarters in Kibuli tomorrow at 10am.

“You are therefore in pursuance of the provisions of Section 27A of the Police Act (as amended) required to report before the undersigned at CID headquarters Kibuli on 16 October 2017 at 10:00hrs in that regard,” a letter signed by Mr Isaac Oketcho on behalf of the Director Criminal Investigations reads in part.

Mr Vincent Ssekate, the CID spokesperson confirmed the summonses to Daily Monitor editor in a televised interview on Friday.

He also explained that they [CID] received a complaint from the architect of the controversial Constitutional (Amendments) Bill, 2017 aka the Age Limit Bill, Mr Raphael Magyezi (Igara West).

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Seven Injured After Wall Collapses in Mandera

By Manase Otsialo

Seven people escaped death narrowly in Mandera town on Thursday evening after a 10 meter high wall they were building collapsed.

Kenneth Wanzala, a victim blamed the site manager for the incident that happened at about 5:30pm .

“We were seven on site building a wall in a warehouse just next to police line and our manager kept on harassing us wanting the job completed fast,” said Mr Wanzala who is admitted at a private hospital in the town.

According to Mr Wanzala, the site manager wanted the wall separating the warehouse into two built in a day.

ACCIDENT

“We started working at 6 am and without allowing time to dry up, the manager forced us to continue building until it came down with us,” he said.

Abdirashid Mire, the site manager, denied claims that he was in a hurry and wanted the wall completed in a day.

“The constructors were allowed time to work on the wall without any interference and what happened is an accident,” he said.

He said already the warehouse ownership had intervened and paid hospital bills for the seven victims and was willing to settle any other matter.

“We called in ambulances yesterday, we have paid their hospital bills, bought them two day food and we are still willing to settle any other matter because they suffered while working for us and it was an accident,” said Mr Mire.

Issack Maalim, a medical officer in charge of a private health facility where the victims are admitted said they received five patients.

“We received five victims most with soft tissue injuries and we are still having four in the wards but in stable conditions,” said Mr Maalim.

Medical records indicate most of the victims had minor cuts.

John Nyongesa with bruised hands and head said they were using a weakly erected ladder at the site.

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