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Residents flee as bandits attack Zamfara communities, kill 13

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Residents flee as bandits attack Zamfara communities, kill 13

Residents flee as bandits attack Zamfara communities, kill 13

Residents of Mada district under Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, have fled their homes following fresh attacks by bandits.

 

The latest attacks in Mada and surrounding villages started on Thursday, June 23, when the bandits killed one local vigilante and abducted about seven people.

 

On Friday, June 24, the bandits launched another attack on the same Mada Community at about 5:00 pm, fired heavy gun-shots at the residents and abducted three others.

 

Later that same day, the gunmen attacked Gidan Bangi community of Ruwan-bore under Mada district and killed 12 people.

 

The incessant attacks resulted in several residents fleeing their homes to safer communities like Kwatarkwashi.

 

According to one of the residents of the community, members of the affected communities had planned to protest as a result of series of attacks but the planned protest was disrupted by the security agencies.

 

Meanwhile, in view of the deteriorating security situation in Mada, Wonaka, and Ruwan Bore Districts of Gusau local government, as well as Yandoto emirate in Tsafe local government, Governor Mohammed Matawalle, has approved the immediate closure of all markets and Kara in these districts and Yandoto emirate indefinitely.

 

The directive was contained in a statement by the Zamfara Commissioner for Information Mr. Ibrahim Dosara on Saturday, June 25. 

 

“In addition this, government has equally banned riding of motorbikes and selling of petroleum products in Mada, Wonaka and Ruwan Bore districts, as well as Yandoto emirate. Henceforth, all filling stations on the affected areas are hereby closed with immediate effect,” the statement read. 

 

“Anybody found riding motorbike within the areas is considered as bandits and security agencies are thereby directed to shoot such persons at sight. Security agencies are by this announcement directed to ensure strict compliance. Anybody found violating this order should be dealt with according to the rule of law. Government would not condone any act where innocent people are being killed.

 

“Government is also using this medium to thank all those who honoured and respect the peace dialogue in what ever form. In the same vein, those who refused to honour and respect the peace dialogue are here by warned to allow peace within our respective communities. Government is hereby directing the military, police, civil defence and other security agencies to mobilise their operatives and take fight to the enclaves of the criminals with immediate effect.” 

 

Residents flee as bandits attack Zamfara communities, kill 13

Photos from the burial of 12 people killed in Ruwan-bore

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Jalang’o Still Open For a Radio Job Despite Lang’ata MP Win, “Why Not?”

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Jalang'o Still Open For a Radio Job Despite Lang'ata MP Win, "Why Not?"

Lang’ata MP-elect Phelix Odiwour alias Jalang’o has announced some changes in his career following his win in the just concluded General Elections.

The media personality has already relinquished his popular YouTube channel, Jalango TV.

Jalango Tv is now in the hands of my team but once or twice ill be doing high-profile and political interviews. I will also use it to showcase the different projects we are doing in Langata,” said the former Kiss FM radio presenter.

Jalas, who also doubles up as an emcee and club promoter, has also had to give up his clubbing gigs.

He announced the changes in a detailed post on social media, answering questions from his fans. One of the questions read: “Will you still be hosting club events and club appearances?”

To which Jalang’o responded: “NO! My new job comes with a lot of responsibilities and time for clubs might not be there anymore.”

The comedian is however still open for a radio job but on the condition that it ends by 9 am. Jalang’o said that while Lang’ata is his priority, radio remains his love.

“For now Langata is my No. 1 priority! Delivery of our manifesto and the promises we made to the electorate. Radio is my love and if I get a morning show that ends by 9 so that I can make it for bunge(parliament) on time then why not? I know many MPs who still do their jobs and deliver for their constituency,” Jalas said.

The first-time lawmaker will also keep doing advertisements and commercials.

“[I will still be doing a lot of advertisements] We will actually be now working with the young people of Langata in concept development and filming! I want to train as many young people as possible in our resource centers,” Jalas said.

He also outlined a demand to corporates seeking his services that they must support a community project in Lang’ata.

“For me to be a brand ambassador of your product you must commit to take up and support a community project in Langata!” he wrote.

Jalango further noted:

We have already started talking to our different partners on how we can work together in different projects like Mwananchi credit where I am the brand ambassador are already committing to sink 20 boreholes in Langata.

“There is more value when you lift a community than an individual, I want to use my talent and connections to help uplift Langata!” He concluded.

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Ruto’s Message To Public Servants Who Were Forced to Take Political Sides

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Ruto's Message To Public Servants Who Were Forced to Take Political Sides

President-elect William Ruto addressed public servants who backed Raila’s presidential bid telling them to keep off politics.

Speaking during the inaugural meeting of Kenya Kwanza elected leaders on Wednesday afternoon at Karen, Ruto termed public servants’ involvement in politics as an abuse of office.

“I am asking all public servants who have been forced to take public positions in the just-concluded General Elections to step back and be professional public servants and serve all Kenyans equally,” said Ruto.

Ruto said under his administration, all public servants will be required to leave politics to political players.

“Public servants from the top town to the chiefs and their assistants; we will be expecting them to serve people equally without favouring people on the basis of their political affiliations,” he said.

“Political business will be carried out by political actors. Political parties must organise themselves and their structures. Members of the public service will not be available to carry out political work for any political party. It is the only way we can have a government that delivers.”

Ruto at the same time assured that; “We will be running a democratic, transparent but accountable government.”

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CS Magoha Apologises For Offensive Jokes: “Nobody is Perfect”

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CS Magoha Apologises For Offensive Jokes: "Nobody is Perfect"

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has appeared to say his goodbyes to Kenyans as his tenure in the Jubilee Cabinet administration comes to a close.

The outgoing minister spoke on Wednesday, August 17, when he commissioned phase two of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classroom at Mwangaza Secondary School in Kayole, Nairobi county.

CS Magoha apologised for any of his jokes that may have offended the public, saying nobody is perfect.

“I want to thank you for having walked with me and having taken the good, the bad and the ugly side of me because that is a human being.

“There is nobody who is perfect, I believe that in order for me to be given the opportunity to serve in this capacity it was purely by the grace of God,” Magoha said.

The CS noted that his job required him to be firm, and in the process, he may offended some people.

“It has not been easy to be the CS for education and in order to move things forward. I have been very firm and sometimes extremely firm and in between the firmness, I have cracked certain jokes. I want to say without any fear of contradiction that that if any of those jokes went the wrong direction, that was not the intention and my apologies to the public. There is nobody who is perfect,” he said.

CS Magoha mentioned he had fulfilled his mandate.

“I respect everybody from the lowest to the highest. I get my courage first from God and second from Starehe Boys Training Centre. We are eagles and we fly high, and are not afraid, and we deliver as eagles even if you don’t like us.

“If during that process we looked as if we were arrogant, then we seek your forgiveness, but not that we are about to change. Eagles keep on flying and when the eagles are flying, they just disappear in the air, is what is going to happen to us.”

CS Magoha said he is keen to finish the last phase of the construction of Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms across the nation by the end of his term to ensure a smooth transition for his successor.

“We are now at 75 percent which leaves us with a tough nut to crack of about 1,200 classrooms. I strongly believe that we shall be able to complete the classrooms so that whenever the new CS takes over he finds that he has a smooth place to start from.”

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