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President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Thursday inaugurated as the Global Champion for the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), an initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) which aims to raise 25 billion US dollars for investment in Africa’s climate adaptation initiatives.

The President was, at the event held at the University of Nairobi’s Taifa Hall in Nairobi City County, also feted by GCA for his leading role in advocacy and resource mobilization for climate change adaptation in Africa and globally.

The recognition was given to the Head of State by GCA CEO Patrick van Verkooijen who commended President Kenyatta for his sterling efforts in tackling the climate change challenge.

In his acceptance speech, President Kenyatta noted that most of the socio-economic challenges facing Africa are attributable to climate change and pledged his full commitment to advancing the continent’s adaptation agenda.

“As an adaptation champion, I will be the voice of all voiceless Africans who are crying out for a climate-resilient and prosperous future,” President Kenyatta said adding that climate change had become an existential threat to every country in Africa.

The President noted that the Horn of Africa was facing its worst drought in over 40 years as a direct consequence of climate change.

“What does this mean in human terms for my fellow Kenyans, and our neighbours in Ethiopia and Somalia? Harvests have failed and 3 million cows are dead. People in drought-stricken areas are facing severe water shortages and cases of inter- community fighting, over pasture are, on the increase.

“As we speak, over four million Kenyans are in need of food assistance and close to one million children under 2 years, are malnourished. Across the Horn of Africa, twenty million people – and six million of them are children – are severely food insecure,” the President said. 

He said climate induced extreme weather conditions including devastating floods in Southern Africa and Southern Sudan, will retard Africa’s progress.

“Such crises precipitate huge economic loses, estimated at 3% of GDP for the continent in the medium term. They also threaten peaceful coexistence, leading to inter-community conflict as well as displacement, as people relocate in search of food and pasture,” the President said.

The Head of State said the situation is likely to have negative impacts on generations to come as children face malnutrition due to food insecurity, which in turn undermines their health and productivity.

“This deadly toxic cocktail of Covid-19 pandemic, the Ukraine-Russian war and the climate change related emergency, grows more deadly by the day,” he said.

Once again, the President urged developed nations to fulfill their financial pledges towards Africa’s adaptation agenda.

“We have no choice. We must act and do so fast, because the window of opportunity is closing on us. This means we must waste no time; and we must prioritise and invest massively in adaptation and resilience,” the President urged.

He said AAAP is a bold and creative platform that lays a broad and firm foundation for economic growth while at the same time containing the impact of climate shocks.

“And it is timely. Because while Africa’s vulnerability to climate change is rising, so too is the gap between the available finance for adaptation and the needs in terms of hard cash. In stark terms indications are that US $33 billion is the quantum of financing currently required for adaptation annually; but only a fraction of that – just US $6 billion – is available.

“Therefore, today, as I assume my role as an adaptation champion, I repeat my call to our development partners to urgently support Africa by making good on their pledges. The US $100bn annual amount pledged to help developing countries tackle climate change by 2020, is yet to be honoured. 

“And now, in the absence of that promised one hundred billion US Dollars a year, we have another promise pending – the promise made at COP26 in Glasgow to double adaptation finance,” the President said.

He added: “We must shift gear and move from commitments to action. To achieve the Paris Agreement, there must be a paradigm-shift. When African leaders arrive in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November for COP27, we expect to see the many climate change commitments translate into funded programmes”.

Environment CS Keriako Tobiko said through President Kenyatta’s efforts the country had grown its forest cover to 12.3 percent forest cover.

“Your Excellency, you mobilised the entire country into tree planting campaign. Our constitution requires a tree cover of a minimum of 10 percent, but Your Excellency with your leadership our tree cover now is now 12.13percent,” he said.

Other speakers at the auspicious event through pre-recorded messages were former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, WTO Director General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and African Development Bank AfDB President Dr Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina.

  • Suspect Frederick Njihia was engaged in a high-speed chase with police through two states - Maryland and Virginia on July 4, 2022.
  • A youthful American who hails from Kenya was involved in a high-speed chase with American police that spread two states and covered over 52 kilometres. 

    Multiple US outlets reported that Frederick Njihia fired a gun multiple times at a Sanitary Commission worker and a man standing next to his vehicle before police were called.

    The 26-year-old engaged police in a chase through two states - Maryland and Virginia and was reported to have fired at the police vehicle.

    Suspect Frederick Njihia was engaged in a high-speed chase with police through two states - Maryland and Virginia on July 4, 2022.
    Suspect Frederick Njihia was engaged in a high-speed chase with police through two states - Maryland and Virginia on July 4, 2022.

    The US authorities stated that they were responding to calls of a shooting in the Germantown neighbourhood - where Njihia and his family reside. 

    Upon arrival, the Montgomery County Police department explained that they found the assailant pointing a gun at several people.  

    He was ordered to surrender by the man declined and a pursuit ensued. When Njihia fired at the police the car's tire was hit flattening its front tire.

    The officers called for backup from other cops who continued with the pursuit. During the chase, Njihia's vehicle rammed into a wall and the vehicle flipped.

    "A police pursuit that began in a Germantown neighbourhood after a Montgomery County Police officer was shot at. It came to an end in Fairfax, Virginia. No police officers or citizens were injured during this pursuit. The suspect is in custody," police authorities announced in a statement. 

    Njihia was arrested in connection with the shooting of several people in Germantown - including a police officer and arraigned at a court in Fairfax County.

    According to Fox News, the 26-year-old was charged with evading police and one other offence in Virginia. 

    US media quoted police authorities indicating that Njihia would also face four counts of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault with a firearm.

    Weapons that were found in possession of Frederick Njihia after a police chase on July 4, 2022.
    Weapons that were found in possession of Frederick Njihia after a police chase on July 4, 2022.

    The chase comes amid a series of countless mass shootings in America. Just three days ago, six people were killed in a mass shooting during an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb.

    In 2021, there were 693 mass shootings in the US, which killed 703 people and injured 2,842. The previous year, there were 614 mass shootings, killing 446 and injuring 2,515. By Mumbi Mutuko,



He led the UK out of Europe. He was on the fore front leading the campaign against Russia during its invasion of Ukraine. However, locally and very much at home, the British people decided it was time for their PM Boris Johnson to go.

He survived a vote of no confidence recently after he was found culpable for hosting parties during the lockdown whe Covid-19 pandemic struck. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fined by the police for this, yet he won’t go, he kept saying, "I will continue doing the things that matter to our country".

Then his Ministers, 50 Conservative Mps all resigned saying they had lost confidence in him.  Surely Boris had no leg to stand on. He has now finally decided to resign but he says he will stay on until another leader of the conservative party is elected.

Opposition leader Labour’s Keith Stammer says that he will call on vote of no confidence in the House of Commons if Boris stays on. 

“We cannot go on with the Prime Minister clinging on for months and months”, He said.

Boris has made new appointments to the Cabinet to replace those Cabinet Secretaries who had resigned. 

On his part, Boris said that he fought to continue not just because he wanted to but it was his duty. He cited leading the country out of Europe, out of Covid-19 pandemic and leading the world against Russian President invasion on Ukraine.

“I’m sad to be giving up the most important job in the whole world” He said.


  • Presidential candidates William Ruto George Wajackoyah and Raila Odinga.jpg  KENYANS.CO.KE 
  • Kenyans will have an opportunity to interview Nairobi gubernatorial candidates during the upcoming debate.

    In a statement released on Thursday, July 7, the Presidential Debate Secretariat announced different channels through which interested individuals can send their questions.

    You can now send a video recording of your questions through Whatsapp using a number the debate organizers provided.

    A collage of Nairobi gubernatorial candidates Johnson Sakaja (l) and Polycarp Igathe .jpg
    A collage of Nairobi gubernatorial candidates Johnson Sakaja (l) and Polycarp Igathe .jpg

    "Questions on video can be sent to the number 0796560560. The public is advised to keep their questions under 30 seconds, they may also be sent to the same number via text," the statement read in part.

    The queries can also be shared via text message to the number 22843 or through the official presidential debate websites or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Notably, the secretariat advised that all questions, whether in video or sms format should be forwarded before Saturday, July 9 at midnight to allow for collation and compilation. The questions will not be accessed by the candidates until the date of the live debate.

    "We commit that the questions will be forwarded to the moderators who will select and endeavour to have as many questions as possible answered by the gubernatorial candidates," the organizers stated.

    In addition, the Presidential Debate Secretariat signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with organizations such as the Digital Publishers Association of Kenya (DPAK) to collaborate in covering the event.

    Other organizations that penned the deal include the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and Oxfam.

    The gubernatorial debate is scheduled to take place on July 11, with Mark Masai (NTV), Ayub Abdikadir (K24), Serphine Achieng' (KBC), Zubeida Koome (KTN News) and Waihiga Mwaura (Citizen TV) selected to moderate the event.

    Running mates will battle it out on July 19 while presidential flagbearers will face-off on July 26. All the debates will be hosted at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). 

    This comes weeks after UDA candidate William Ruto raised reservations about attending the presidential debate while Azimio's Raila Odinga confirmed that he would take part.

    An image of the presidential candidates during the 2013 debate
    An image of the presidential candidates during the 2013 debate  By Paul Kurgat,


Burundi’s representative at the UN Human Rights Council has shut down hope, once again, that the country would cooperate with the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur, who is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the country’s human rights situation. Burundi accuses the Council of politicized interference in its internal affairs.

On June 29, after an update given by the Special Rapporteur, some states raised concerns about the “targeting of political opposition figures.” They also called for the authorities to “thoroughly investigate and prosecute cases of alleged extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, torture, and other human rights violations and abuses.” But at the same time, many praised the government’s efforts, supposed progress achieved, and the questionable work of its national human rights commission, which lacks independence.

From where we stand, it’s unclear what efforts the government is truly making to tackle systemic human rights violations in Burundi. Since President Évariste Ndayishimiye came to power two years ago, our reports have highlighted the same patterns of abuses that took place under the 15-year rule of Pierre Nkurunziza, his predecessor.

We have seen limited positive steps under Ndayishimiye. Burundi’s authorities did lift some suspensions of media and civil society and release several jailed human rights defenders and journalists. But much more is needed if the government is serious about its stated desire to implement reforms and improve its image.

Meanwhile, lawyer and former human rights defender Tony Germain Nkina, who was arrested in October 2020, remains unjustly imprisoned. Despite no credible evidence presented by the prosecution, he was convicted of collaborating with a Burundian rebel group operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is accused of attacks in Burundi.

The government’s repression remains entrenched, and our latest report documented yet more killings, disappearances, arbitrary detention, and torture of suspected government opponents. The judiciary is not independent. One egregious case involved eight Burundians who were detained incommunicado and tortured in Tanzania. When Tanzania forcibly returned the refugees, Burundi’s authorities put them on trial for participation in armed groups. Despite a Burundian judge saying the case was political, and the court acquitting them of all charges in August 2021, then again on appeal in March 2022, six of them remain jailed.

It’s time for Burundian authorities to turn promises into action. Giving access to the Special Rapporteur, releasing all those unjustly jailed, and arresting and prosecuting perpetrators of human rights violations would demonstrate its commitment to do so. - Human Rights Watch

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