Sunday, 28 June 2015

Why some women are not interested in marriage anymore,Double click and read more..

There is an interesting statistic in the book Women of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa by Jeanne S. Newman. In her research, she found out that the country with the highest proportion of single women is Uganda, at 54 per cent and that does not even factor in the single mothers.
Lately, there has been a creeping phobia amongst women for marriage. Diana Kamagara, a 29-year -old spinster, says hers is not even an issue of finding the right one but one of avoiding the hustle and bustle of companionship.
“I have dated so many men, and most just do not measure up. So for now I have decided to focus on my career and avoid the stress of marriage and dating.”
Kamagara’s notion is, however, just but one in a multitude of reasons women today shall opt not marry. Pepper Schwartz, a professor of sociology who specialise in love and relationships, sums up some of these in just six points.
If a woman is poor and only meets equally poor or poorer men, she’s in a tough spot. It is no secret that many women do not choose to marry if the available partners will make their economic situation worse.
In some of these cases, even if a woman has a child, she may be better off with government help than a nonworking, noninvolved husband.
Success changes everything
When a woman is very privileged or highly successful, marriage could come very easily -- or not. Think of the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, who was married eight times. Or Oprah Winfrey, who for personal or professional reasons, is not married.
Moreover, a woman does not need a husband who is a high-powered corporate attorney if she is a high-powered corporate attorney.
Taking advantage of economic and professional opportunities could be undermined by committing to a partner with an equally ambitious, or different, life agenda. This kind of woman may wake up every day to new and exciting challenges and think, “best to wait.”
Unwilling to make traditional compromises
A woman who doesn’t want to settle for cooking and cleaning and being the primary parent that society prefers. She is not meeting guys who want the kind of woman she is.
Avoiding cheating men
There are men that just can’t do with one woman. As such, if you asked women why they do not want to marry, the answer you will most likely illicit is; “the men of our class will all expect to have mistresses, and it is better not to marry than have to put up with that.”
Waiting for the “one”
Such women wait for the perfect guy, or one who they would fall in love with and love them back as much. If that man does not come along, they prefer to go alone. As women get pickier, more factors enter into the marriage equation.
Apparently there are a lot of women who do not mind having a relationship, in general, not to mention marriage in particular. And it is fascinating, brave and a spectacular display of self-honesty to admit it.
We are open-minded and unique society that way. We promote women’s strength and independence, but that independence by NOT wanting to get married, by NOT wanting to have children, by being... a real life Samantha Jones if she chooses.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

John Kerry to South Sudan Leaders: Come to Your Senses, Stop Fighting.Drive Hot News

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference at the Nairobi Sankara Hotel, May 4, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.
 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference at the Nairobi Sankara Hotel, May 4, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bluntly called on South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and armed opposition leader Riek Machar to "come to their senses" and end 17 months of fighting in the world's newest nation.
"There are two million people who have been displaced. Mothers are burying their children. Young women are being raped in camps. The level of slaughter of innocent civilians is unacceptable by any standard whatsoever. The leaders -- Salva Kiir, the president, and Riek Machar -- need to come to their senses. They need to sign an agreement that's real and they need to stop allowing the people to be the victims of their power struggle," Kerry said in an interview in Nairobi on Monday with a journalist from Juba-based Eye Radio.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Police arrest three linked to ivory seized in Singapore.Drive Hot News

Kenya Wildlife Service officers display ivory seized at the Port of Mombasa on October 12, 2013.
 Kenya Wildlife Service officers display ivory seized at the Port of Mombasa on October 12, 2013. Police on June 4, 2015 arrested three more suspects linked to Sh570 million ivory that was seized in Singapore in May. FILE PHOTO

Police on Thursday arrested three men said to be the “masterminds” of the recent Sh 1 billion ivory that was smuggled from Mombasa to Asia.
This followed investigations after two consignments of ivory were seized in Thailand and Singapore in April and May, respectively.
At the same time, two other “key suspects” are still on the run, according to a statement by Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet.
Eight other suspects have since been arrested and are being interrogated by detectives after the court gave them until June 22 to complete investigations.
The statement read by Police Spokesman George Kinoti also revealed that Kenya had asked Interpol to help in arresting more suspects in Singapore, Thailand and Tanzania.
“A formal charge has already been entered with the Chief Magistrate in Mombasa charging Said Juma Said (one of the masterminds), Nicholas Mweri Jefwa and Samuel Jefwa (who are on the run) and Patience Kahindi (who is being held at Shimo la Tewa prison),” he said.
The police plan to charge the suspects with illegal possession and dealing in wildlife trophies, and engaging in organised crime.
The offences carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison and fines of Sh5 million.
Sheikh Mahmoud Abdulrahman and Mahmoud Sheikh Abdulrahman are named in the statement as the other masterminds.
“The National Police Service in collaboration with other members of the multi-agency team will continue to vigorously pursue the matter until all the culprits are brought to book. In this respect, we have expanded our investigations through Interpol to cover Singapore, Thailand and Tanzania to tighten our case against the culprits,” the IG said.
The investigation was conducted by a joint team of detectives drawn from Kenya Police Service, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Ports Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Director of Public Prosecutions and the Environmental Crime Desk at the regional Interpol bureau.
Over 45 statements were recorded and vehicles belonging to suspects seized.
Besides the consignment seized in Thailand, another valued at Sh570 million had been intercepted in Singapore three weeks earlier.

Five charged over Garissa University College terror attack.Drive Hot News

From left: Sahal Diriye Hussein; Hassan Aden Hassan; Mohamed Abdi Abikar; Rashid Charles Mberesero, aka Rehani Dida; and Osman Abdi Dakane at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on May 7, 2015.

 From left: Sahal Diriye Hussein; Hassan Aden Hassan; Mohamed Abdi Abikar; Rashid Charles Mberesero, aka Rehani Dida; and Osman Abdi Dakane at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on May 7, 2015. The five were charged with committing a terrorist, June 4, 2015. PHOTO

Five suspects arrested over the Garissa University College terror attack in which 149 people died were on Thursday formally charged in a Nairobi court with committing a terrorist act.
Mohamed Ali Abdikar, Hassan Aden Hassan, Sahal Diriye, Osman Abdi and Rashid Charles, a Tanzanian, denied 162 counts of terrorism and have been ordered detained till June 11 when the court will rule on their bail terms.
The prosecution has opposed their release on bail, noting that they were suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists and their release may prejudice trial.
Meanwhile, a hearing has been set for August 24 and 25 before the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Milimani.

Drug bust exposes the Kenyan connection in global heroin trafficking.Drive Hot News

A file photo taken on March 25, 2011 shows Kenyan police officers displaying bags of heroin at the Wilson airport in Nairobi after a heroin drug bust in the coastal town of Mombasa. AFP PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA
 A file photo taken on March 25, 2011 shows Kenyan police officers displaying bags of heroin at the Wilson airport in Nairobi after a heroin drug bust in the coastal town of Mombasa.

NAIROBI, Thursday
When a crack unit of Kenyan narco cops raided a Mombasa villa in November, after an eight-month undercover US investigation, it marked a step change in Africa's fight against drug trafficking.
The drugs sting was a first in East Africa.
Four men were arrested: two sons of a murdered Kenyan drug lord, a convicted Indian trafficker with a faded Bollywood star wife and a big-time Indian Ocean transporter from Pakistan known as "Old Man".
The next day, on November 10, a New York indictment was unsealed and a US extradition request lodged.
Nearly seven months later, the groundbreaking operation is in jeopardy as efforts to extradite the suspects founder, casting doubt on international efforts to block a new "southern route" funnelling heroin from Afghan poppy fields to European and American streets, via Africa's poorly policed eastern coastline.
"This case is a big test for cooperation between Kenya and any government that wants to work here," said a law enforcement officer concerned at the faltering progress in the case.
The so-called Smack Track that leads from Afghanistan to the Makran Coast of Iran and Pakistan and across the Indian Ocean to East Africa is an alternative to the traditional opium trail via Central Asia and the Balkans.
The path was first revealed in 2010 when police busted four Tanzanians and two Iranians with 95 kilogrammes (209 pounds) of heroin in Tanga, northern Tanzania.
Since then, seizures have grown exponentially.
Last year, nearly four tonnes of heroin was seized by piracy-patrolling warships, almost double the amount found in 2013.
In Afghanistan, last year's record poppy harvest means the flow of heroin is set to increase.
"The East Africa region has become a transit route for heroin," said Hamisi Massa, who heads Kenya's Anti-Narcotics Unit.
Mr Massa said Kenya is "an emerging destination" as well as "a key transit point" with the vast majority of heroin smuggled onwards.
When drugs are seized on the high seas they are dumped overboard and the crew given a ticking off before being sent on their way.
In April 2014, an Australian warship found more than a tonne of heroin aboard a dhow loaded with sacks of cement: the record quantity, with an estimated street value of $240 million (217 million euros), was equivalent to all the heroin seized off East Africa between 1990 and 2009.
Seeking a "legal finish" — prosecutions that can disable or deter trafficking gangs — the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), UK National Crime Agency (NCA) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are working with regional security forces to bust shiploads of drugs within territorial waters and prosecute suspects under national laws or, in the case of the two Kenyan suspects, Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha, extradite them.
"It is a collaborative arrangement," said Mr Massa.
In 2013 the DEA established an elite 16-man "vetted unit" within Kenya's drugs department tasked with pursuing high-profile targets.
Members of the elite squad have passed lie detector and drug tests and received special training paid for by the US military's Africa Command.
Last year it was responsible for two of the region's biggest busts: the seizure of the Al Noor, a dhow carrying 341 kilos of heroin, and the arrest of the Akashas.
The Akasha sting began in March last year with a DEA agent posing as a member of a Colombian drugs cartel eager to source heroin for the US market.
According to a 21-page US indictment, Ibrahim Akasha personally delivered 99 kilos of heroin and two kilos of methamphetamine to undercover agents. Meetings and conversations were recorded.
The indictment describes Baktash Akasha as "the leader of an organised crime family in Kenya", his younger brother Ibrahim as his "deputy" and Gulam 'Old Man' Hussein as "the head of a transportation network that distributes massive quantities of narcotics throughout the Middle East and Africa" while Vijaygiri 'Vicky' Goswami "manages the Akasha Organisation's drug business".
The men are accused of conspiring to import pure "white crystal" heroin into the US at a knock-down price of around $10,000 (9,100 euros) a kilo.
US officials believe the Akasha brothers are continuing the business of their late father, also named Ibrahim, who was described in a secret 2006 US diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks as a "drug baron".
He was killed in Amsterdam — shot four times by a bicycle-riding assassin — in May 2000 as he took a morning stroll with his wife along Blood Street in the city's Red Light District.
Cliff Ombeta, the lawyer for the four men, says his clients are victims of entrapment. The latest extradition hearing is due in Mombasa on June 4 and law enforcement officers are worried.
In court, Ombeta has challenged the extradition request and scored important victories, persuading a judge to release his clients on bail infuriating law enforcement officers who fear they may evade trial altogether.
"It's always going to be the highest value cases that are most susceptible to corruption," said Alan Cole, head of the UNODC's Global Maritime Crime Unit.
In West Africa, Latin American cocaine traffickers have strengthened their grip since the mid-2000s where drugs money fuels corruption and in the case of tiny Guinea-Bissau — dubbed Africa's first narco-state — may even outstrip national GDP.
Law enforcement officers and anti-drug officials fear a repeat of that corrosive process in East Africa.