Mukula Appeal Hearing Today

more about geneva;”>In a campaign dubbed `VIJANA NA MAGEUZI INITATIVE’ campaigns have intensified in one of the areas that was most hit by the 2007 post poll skirmishes after the disputed presidential election that saw 1, 133 people dead and thousands displaced.

According to reports by a Chimpcorp based in Naivasha, the group that comprises of youth was formed in 2012 October with the aim of preaching peace in the area. The group has been moving in different areas in Naivasha creating and establishing peace forum in the market, churches boda boda section and flower farms.

Gideon Kubai, the group Program Coordinator, said the youths are trained and they later join the peace ambassadors on the mission` ‘tunza amani’ preserve peace. Mr. Kubai maintains that despite the diversity that exists in Kenya, Kenyans must remain united after the March 4 general elections.

Also present was the area District Commissioner, Michael Kioni who urged the Naivasha residents to avoid spreading meaningless rumors and propaganda but join the government in preaching peace in the area. Kioni urged the youth not to be used by politicians to propagate violence in the area saying Kenya is important than individuals.

The ‘vijana na mageuzi’ initiative had various sessions at offices and Naivasha law courts enchanting reconciliatory messages. The initiative is funded and supported by USAID Kenya and it will end its campaigns on March 10.

This comes at a time when the National cohesion and integration commission chairman Mzalendo Kibunja urged politicians to stop stereotyping language to avoid planting hatred among Kenyans.

information pills geneva;”>While addressing reporters at a Nairobi Hotel on Wednesday, Vivo Energy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Christian Chammas said the name change shall not affect the current employees of Shell Kenya hence assuring them of no lay offs.


“The shell brand is a globally recognized world class brand. In addition, the new shareholders do not have marketing brands and therefore wanted to retain the shell brand to ensure that customers receive all the benefits that shell’s brand and products offer,” said Chammas.

Global Energy Firm Royal Dutch Shell sold majority stake in its African business to Vivo Energy so 40 percent is owned by Vitol, 40 percent by Helios Investment Fund and 20 percent by Shell.

Chammas said that the company assets will remain fully owned by the legal entity that is Vivo Energy Kenya Limited and shall continue to offer quality services to customers across East Africa.

Shell will own majority of shares (50%) of the joint ventures shell and Vivo lubricants (SVL) while Vitol and Helios share equally the rest.

Chammas further said that Vivo Energy currently operates in 14 countries in Africa employing over 2000 staff in their 1,163 retail stations, with Uganda being the latest acquisition in February this year.

He said that the group would be acquiring three more countries to Vivo group before the end of June this year saying that Africa being a true energy growth market means that her customers deserve a dedicated and focused energy products and service provider adding that overtime they want Vivo Energy to be known as the most respected energy business in Africa.

The group appointed Polycarp Igathe be managing director of Kenya Shell, he previously managed Tiger Brands International.

sales geneva;”>Mukula was on January 18 found guilty for embezzling shs 210 million earmarked for Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and sent to prison for four years by the Chief Magistarte, more about Irene Akankwasa.

The former State Health Minister’s relatives, friends and supporters from Soroti Municipality which is being represented by jailed politician are gathered at the Court for the hearing.

Mukula’s lawyer, Ateenyi Tibaijjuka last month filed an appeal basing challenging the conviction on grounds that trial Magistrate Irene Akakwasa erred in law when she believed the prosecution case before hearing his case.

Akankwasa is further faulted for falling short in properly evaluating evidence adduced during the trial thus making a biased conclusion.

Mukula contends the magistrate was not fair when she failed to consider the option of fine instead of sentencing him to four years in jail.

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