Monthly Archives: October 2012
One Kenya Defence Forces soldier was killed in a fire exchange with al shabaab in Kismayu yesterday.During the exchange five militias were felled by KDF.
“Regrettably, during the Kismayu – Bulahaji engagement leading to neutralizing of 5 militants, KDF lost a soldier,” said KDF in a statement.
Today marks one year since Kenya stormed Somalia. Then Al shabaab was a strong and vile force that issues threats to the ‘career’ Kenya army.
But one year down the line the chest thumbing Al shabaab has swallowed its pride and has scattered like chaff on a windy day.
One year ago…the first report on Kenya in Somalia. KDF has proved it is not a career army
Even with scanty details coming in on the war Kenya has entered against Al Shabaab terror group,already the terror group has promised the career Kenya army the pain of the bullets.
And a few hours later 5 Kenya military personnel are reported killed in Liboi after chopper crashes on developing mechanical problems.
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First Lady Lucy Kibaki has condemned the attack at St Polycarp ACK church in a brief statement send by the Presidential Press Service.
The first Lady has issued the statement following a story carried by The Star newspaper today headlined Where is Lucy Kibaki? The story raised concerns over First Lady continued absence from the public eye.
No photos or video clips was released by the PPS to accompany the statement.
Kenyans for a week now have been wondering where the First Lady is. Through emails an Tweets rumours have been peddled with some bizarre rumours saying that the first lady had passed on.
But investigations by KenyaReporter has revealed that Lucy Kibaki is alive at State House Nairobi.
Our source at the house on the hill confirmed seeing the first lady on Friday,ending rumours that she had been flown out of the country for treatment.
“Mama is still very much around,” said our source. Reports indicate that she has been confined to a wheelchair after her legs gave in.
It has been two years now since the first lady was seen in public. She was last seen in August 27 2010 during the constitution promulgation ceremony at Uhuru Park. Prior to that she had suddenly showed up in Othaya for the referendum vote two hours after President Mwai Kibaki had left the voting venue.
The First Lady Mama Lucy Kibaki has condemned in the strongest terms possible the attack on St. Polycarp ACK Church in Nairobi.
The First Lady termed the attack as a cowardly act on innocent children. She condoled the family of the 9 year old Master Ian John Muya and wished the injured children quick recovery.
The First Lady said the attack was a reminder on the need for Kenyans to remain vigilant against agents of terror, following the success of KDF and Amisom Forces in Somalia.
In a statement she issued from her State House Nairobi office, the First Lady appealed to Kenyans not to agree to be divided along religious lines, noting that the fight against terrorism was a universal fight against fundamentalist and extremist agents.
She advised Kenyans to work closely with security officials in order to enhance security around the country.
1st October, 2012