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Pierre Nkurunziza: Life history.


Pierre Nkurunziza was born on 18th December the year 1963 in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura.

He grew up in Ngozi province in Northern Burundi. His mom was a Tutsi while the father a Hutu.

During the 1972 wave of tribal clashes that claimed more than 10,000 Tutsi and Hutu lives ,Nkurunziza’s father was also killed.

Before the demise, his father had served as a governor of two provinces.

Nkurunziza attended a primary school in his home location then proceeded to secondary school in the central district of Gitega.

He then joined the university of Bujumbura where he pursued Bachelor’s degree in physical education.

Nkurunziza graduated in 1990 then later served as a highschool teacher while at the same time being an assistant lecturer at the Bujumbura university.

Political rise and rebellious activities. In the year 1993, war broke between Hutu revolt groups and Tutsi dominated army.

In 1995 when army attacked the university campus and killed 200 people, he dodged death by a whisker.

He later joined forces for the defence of democracy (FDD) after escaping and became so lively in the conflict.

FDD was an armed wing of a Hutu armed crew the National Council for the Defence of Democracy.

In absentia ,Nkurunziza was sentenced to death by a Burundian court for his defiance in 1998.

CNDD-FDD broke in the late Nineties into two factions with Nkurunziza as the chairman of one of the factions.

He later took advantage of his role and signed piece agreements with president Domitien.

Through this ,he was shielded from being prosecuted.

In 2004, he joined the then cabinet as the minister for right governance.

CNDD-FDD later grew to be a respectable official political party and won victory in the July parliamentary election under Nkurunziza’s leadership.

He was nominated for the presidential elections and was sworn in to the office on the August 25th 2005 having emerged victorious in August 19th 2005 general elections.

Since 2005 he has been the president of Burundi ( third terms )although his third term re-election was marred with a lot of controversies.

Pierre Nkurunziza died of heart attack yesterday after doctors’ attempts yo revive him bore no fruits.

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Breaking :Burundi President,Pierre Nkurunziza dead.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza

Heart attack has robbed Burundians of their president.

According to a statement on twitter, the government expressed sorrow for Burundians and international community.

The statement added that the outgoin’g president passed away at Karusi hospital after sufferin’g a heart attack on June 8th,reported Aljazeera.

He was 55 years of age at time of his demise.

Accordin’g to the same reports,Nkurunziza fell ill while in a volleyball match on Saturday and was rushed to the hospital.

His life deteriorated on Monday mornin’g despite showin’g signs of recovery. He even talked to those around him.

The head of state then suffered heart attack. Doctors’ attempts to save his life proved futile.

He succumbed to heart failure at a hospital in Karuzi located in the East of Burundi.

The government has declared seven days of national mourning beginning Tuesday ,a time durin’gwhich flags would be flown at half-mast.

Nkurunziza has been in power since the year 2005. Come this August,he was to be replaced by a political ally Evariste Ndayishimiye .

In the May 20th presidential elections,Evariste was declared the winner.

Nkurunzize’s move to run for a third term in the year 2015 was condemned by the opposition as unconstitutional and sparked mass violence.

Several citizens fled to the neighbourin’g countries to escape violence that resulted after attempted coup by the millitary

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Shock after a man kills daughter in Nyamira for not sharing a bed with him.

There was shock in Nyamira county after a man hacked his daughter aged four ,after the mother declined his intentions to have him share a bed with the young girl.

The deceased had a twin brother who on the fateful day was not present at home.

According to the standard newspaper, the young girl met her untimely death  after her mother failed to give in to a sleeping plan proposed by the father.

According’g to Mr. Amos Mariba, Nyamira county commissioner, the couple had a quarrel and when bedtime elapsed, the 40-year-old man insisted on sleeping in a separate bed with his daughter.

The mother,Lilian Kwamboka however declined the plan.

Angered by this,the man moved the young girl to a different room and landed on her with a matchete inflicting very deep cuts in her head.

The mother who rushed in to help was unlucky as the heinous act was executed so fast.She also sustained some injuries on the head during the fuss.

Family quarrel
The area Chief,Mr .Pius Cheluget said the family has had a history of quarrel.

Kwamboka had just returned from a two weeks stay at her matrimonial home after they separated. It is sad that she was welcomed by her daughter’s death.

The chief added that in the many instances that the couple was engaged in a disagreement,his office chipped in to counsel.

He also said that the village elders had recommended a mutual separation in the family.

The mother reported that other children have been livin’g in fear of their father due to his abusive character.

They had refused to accompany her back home,where the father was.

Owing to the nature of the crime executed by the man, he was taken to psychiatrist for a test

The man had a history of mental illness according to the area Chief.

The suspect has since been arrested and is awaitin’g arraignment to court today.The police is yet to find the tool used in the killin’g.

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President Kenyatta euologise Wachira Mathenge,commissioner of police.

In his message of condolence to the household of Mr. Mathenge,the president described him as a hero who discharged his duties with integrety and professionalism.

He said that having worked closely with the deceased when he was part of the presidential escort unit,he knew him so well.

He continued to say that mathenge’s humility, hard work and dedication is worth emulating by other police officers with whom he worked.

The head of country added that it is due to the fact that Mr Mathenge was dedicated to his duties that he rose to the position of a commissioner.

At the time of his death, Mr. mathenge held the position of staffing officer chargend with the duty of overseeing  logistics at the national police service  Eastern regional office in Embu.

Mr. kenyatta prayed that God may comfort the family at this time of sorrow.

Other leaders who also mourned the deceased included the Deputy President William Ruto.

The Dp described him as a courageous character who was greatly commited  to his duties.

The cause of  the officer’s demise has  not been established yet.Earlier, he had  not complained of any illness.

According to a police report seen by Citizen television, it is suspected that the death of the commissioner of police might have been as a result of  heart attack.

Mr.wachira was pronounced dead upon arriving at outspan hospital in Nyeri.

Before then,he had collapsed at his home in Chaka.

Mr Wachira was to retire in the first of July this year but was on leave when he passed away.

Latest on George Floyd murder:Anti-racism protests escalates in UK

Photo courtesy of BBC: Protesters matchin’g to the US embassy in Vauxhall

According to the BBC,Several people on Saturday filled the cities of Sheffield Manchester London and Cardiff to protest the brutal killing of a black-George Floyd.

Regardless of officials advicing against gathering because of corona virus, London ,the protesters together chanted “no justice no peace ” black lives matter” after a minute of silence while kniling.

Dame Cressida Dick , an official ,said that the protest had been declared unlawful despite its continuity.

At first, the protests were peaceful.Situations however changed in the evining when chaos were witnessed outside Downing street.

The protesters had come to London town in their thousands equiped with facemasks and gloves on.

According to a write up by one of the protesters, there was a virus so big imcomparable to corona and that was racism.

The genesis of the protests was in the united states after the emergence of a video of a blackman bein’g arrested by police officers.

protesters with placards written “black lives matter” “my life matter”

In the video, a white police officer was seen kneeling on unarmed Floyd’s neck.

The victim panted in pain in an attempt to express his incapability to breathe. At that same time, George was in handcuffs.

In Watford -his homeland, British world celebrated heavyweight champion boxer ,Anthony Joshua expressed his displeasure with the killings and racism.

He adviced the protesters that it was high time they stopped keeping quiet on the sensless killing and sly racism on other human being .

In central london, protests were held outside the Us embassy.

Fists held high in the air and a knee on the ground,they chanted “silence is violence” and “colour is not a crime”.

In manchester on the other hand, the protesters gathered despite the city mayor’s warnin’g while keeping placards bearing initials BLM (black lives Matter). They san’g in unison.

Kenyan Schools to Reopen in September, new calendar to be out by mid August.

President Kenyatta

Schools are to be re opened on the first of September, said the president.

In his address at the state house, he said that the new schools calendar is to be out in mid August.

Stakeholders from the ministry of health and that of education are to meet to deliberate on this.

Reopening the economy
The president said that opening the country’s economy is dependent on 3 factors (irreducible minimums)

1.The infections are contained and the number of deaths reduced.
2.The health care systems are well-prepared to avoid being overstretched.
3.There is a capacity to carry out contact tracin’g surveillance effectively.

He attested to the fact that all these have not been fully achieved and hence the need to continue with restrictions in some parts of the country.

The president also added that the national and county government summit is to be held within 14 days to deliberate on modalities of re- opening the economy.

However,the dusk to dawn curfew is to begin from 9 pm to 4am giving room for several businesses to operate within the time frame.

He also said that the ban on gatherings for example in bars is extended for the next 30 days. Besides, international air travels is also still suspended for the same period.

On houses of worship, the president said that an interface council is to meet within the next 7days to discuss the procedure  of re-opening.

He concluded by urging’ the landlords to “put people before profits” and all citizens to take seriously the measures given by the ministry of health.

With all these, the question remains, whether the government has put in place enough measures to help prevent transmission of the virus amongst children when schools surely open.

8 Science -backed home remedies for stomach ulcers.

After trying some of these domestic treatments for a couple of weeks, I finally said goodbye to stomach ulcers.

What causes stomach ulcers? Ulcers develops when the mucous lining of the stomach is “eroded” exposin’g it to digestive acids.

These can vary ,however ,the most common of all is a bacterium that acts on inner walls of the stomach leaving it exposed to digestive acids.

Stress and practices such as immoderate alcohol consumption and smoking are some of the causes of ulcers.

Locally bought medications such as brufen and aspirin can also cause stomach ulcers when used over and over again.

Irrespective of the cause of your ulcers, you can try some of these remedies;

Honey has been recognized for its medicinal properties since time immemorial.

It is essential in prevention and treatment of countless health conditions including ulcers.

Moreover, honey has anti-bacterial property necessary for fighting the bacteria that causes ulcers.

Take a table spoon full of unprocessed honey a day in the morning and at night. Do this until the signs disappears.

When taken in proper proportions, garlic can assist heal ulcers due to its microbial properties.

In case you are scared of mouth smell after eating it, consider taking the extracts.

Garlic however interacts with some medications. subsequently, you need to seek advice from your medical doctor before the usage of it.

This treasured vegetable has contents that heals the mucous lining of the stomach by increasing blood flow to it.

You can take uncooked cabbage juice or eat two cups of the same every day for three weeks.

I bet you are smiling at the mention of yoghurt if you are a lady. It contains essential and helpful microorganisms that inhibits the action of ulcer-causing bacteria.

Take a cup of yogurt in the morning. You need however to keep away from the sweeteners.

5.High fiber content fruits vegetables and complete grains.
Fibre slows down the rate at which the stomach is emptied.
For this reason, it reduces the action of digestive acids on the stomach lining.

6.Turmeric This spice is pretty cherished for its medicinal properties.It increases the rate at which mucous is secreted on the stomach walls therefore lowering irritation from digestive acids.


Besides, it prevents damages that would possibly be because of the causative bacteria.

Take four mg. of turmeric 4 times a day for better results.

7.Chilli peppers.
According to the current research, chili does not cause or increase ulcers but eliminates it. This goes against your earlier belief right?

It consists of substances that reduces secretion of acids in the stomach.Chillies also hastens blood supply to the stomach walls.

8.Exercise regularly You can do yoga poses to relieve bloat that is associated with ulcers. An instance is a torso twist.

Torso twist,a type of yoga pose

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Duale happy, survives Jubilee party purge.

On Tuesday 2nd 2020, the Jubilee parliamentary group held a meeting in the statehouse to discuss the partie’s “sanitization” process that had begun in the senate in the past few weeks.

Fortunes smiled on national assembly majority leader Honourable Aden Bare Duale as he survived jubilee’s planned ouster.

During the meeting however, Benjamin Washiali the national assembly majority whip and his deputy cecily mbarire were dismissed from their positions.

In their replacement,honorable Emmanuel wangwe,Navakholo member of parliament and Maoka Maore Igembe north mp took up their positions respectively.

Close sources divulged that before the parliamentary meeting ,plans were underway to have Aden Duale replaced by kipipitry member of parliament Hon. Amos Kimunya.

Duale has served as the majority leader for seven years.

Sources also revealed that mp Kimani Ingwa was to be replaced by honourable Kanini Kega the Kieni member of parliament.

According to the insiders,the aim of the meeting was to do away with those who were not in support of president kenyatta’s agenda.

In attendance were two hundred and thirty members of parliament.

In the past few days ,the same process was witnessed in the senate assembly where Hon Kipchumba Murkomen and proff. kithure kindiki were shown the door.

Do away with stretch marks using these simple domestic remedies.

Stretch marks during pregnancy

Stretch marks occur when there is a rapid change in skin’s shape as a result of weight loss or gain.

The condition is experienced by both genders. In males ,it is common amon’g weight lifters whilst in females,they more often than not manifest before, durin’g or after pregnancy.

The marks can manifest on the breasts ,thighs, butts or any other part of the body.

Stretch marks heals naturally although some remedies can be used to quicken the process.

What precisely causes stretch marks?
1.Changes in body weight.
When you gain weight rapidly, there is stress in the skin. It will therefore stretch out to accommodate the increased body mass.

Similarly ,stretch marks can appear when there is rapid loss of body weight.

Certain families have a record of stretch marks. If you Currently have the marks,with just right body weight and no pregnancy,chances are that it was passed to you through the parents.

While men too do have stretch marks,It is more frequent amon’g females.

5.Certain underlying health conditions

During the second and third trimesters,there tends to be a speedy increase in growth of the body,especially around hips,thighs and abdomen.

The increase in strain as a result ,can cause stretch marks in these particular areas.

7.Rapid growth of muscles.
Weight lifting encourages muscles to develop and grow within a very short time resutin’g  to red stretch marks.

Stretch marks on a weightlifter’s skin

Having stretch marks should not be a big deal. However, if you desire to do away with them,use some of the strategies below:

Take a cup of sugar and mix with 1/4 cup of either almond or coconut oil. To this mixture,add some wet beach sand .

Add some portions of lemon juice and stir to mix uniformly.

Rub this mixture on the affected area .
Do the same releatedly especially after bathing ,approximately for 10 minutes throughout the week.

b)Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has a healing effect that makes it useful in treatment of many skin conditions.

To take away the red appearance of the marks,rub a virgin coconut oil on the affected area.

In its herbal state, alloevera heals and softens the skin.Apply an extract every day on the affected part,preferably after shower.

d)Vitamin A rich foods.
This vitamin is vital in making the skin have a youthful appearance.

Eat a lot of vegetables such as carrots,sweet red pepper and kales. Animal products such as lamb liver, liver sausage,beef liver are also rich in vitamin A.

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Business as usual in Kibra despite 151 covid -19 cases.

Residential houses in Kibra

In spite of the number of covid-19 cases rising to 151 in Nairobi’s kibra estate, the government still, is reluctant to put it on lockdown.

Ironically , Eastleigh and Mombasa’s old Town whose figures are lower than that of kibra have to continue to be on lockdown until sixth of June 2020.

Health chief administrative secretary, Dr.Rashid Aman yesterday announced one hundred and forty three new cases of covid-19 while giving the daily report on the same.

He said that the government is carefully mornitoring the informal settlements in kenya.Similarly,Dr. Aman cited that to some extent ,increased concern seen around kibra is due to extended testing and that surveillance teams are closely watching the informal settlement.

There has been a constant increase in covid-19 cases in kibra. Dr. Aman further added that should there be an increase in the numbers further, then there will be no alternative but to take necessary actions.

Kibra residents linin’g up for food in a past event.

According to the standard newspaper, the figures given yesterday indicated that 143 people tested positive for covid -19 accross the nation.

Makadara estate recorded the highest figures followed by kibra. Out of the 86 cases that were recorded in Nairobi, kibra had 21 whilst 45 came from Makadara, Embakasi had six cases and Langata one.

Dr. Patrick Amoth, the health director general stated that densely populated areas forms the hub of the disease.

He said that social distancin’g in such areas is difficult, therefore masks and hand washing remains the only options.

According to Dr. Amoth, one of the reasons that has lead to fast spread of the disease in the informal settlements is inadequate access to clean water.

Besides Kibra, Makadara and Eastleigh, Mathare is the other informal settlement that has recorded more cases.
So far the highest number registered being 33.

At the moment ,33 out of forty seven counties have recorded covid-19 cases with the latest being Kericho, specifically Ainamoi area.

Eleven cases have also been reported in Uasin Gishu all of whom are truck drivers.

Kenya has so far recorded about sixty three deaths.Majority of them suffered other underlying conditions such as high blood pressure,heart conditions, asthma as well as diabetes.

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Ladies: Avoid these 6 foods during that time of the month.

Menstrual period comes with various uncomfortable symptoms in many ladies.

Eating certain foods or products can worsen situations.Here are some foods that when taken in excess can heighten your pains hence should be avoided.

1.Alcohol Symptoms experienced during menstrual periods can also be brought about by alcohol.These include tiredness, need to vomit, headaches and diarrhoea.

Alcohol has a dehydrating effect that can cause some of these symptoms to increase. Besides, the dehydrating effect make the menstrual fluid thicker.

You can imagine how hard and painful it is going to be passing it out. You don’t want to experience this ,do you?

If you must take alcohol during your menstrual period ,having just a minimal quantity is a good thin’g.

2.Red meat. Refers to any meat besides that of fish and chicken. Red meat contains a lot of iron and high levels of body chemicals that enhances contraction of the uterus to get rid of its lining.

It is elimination of the uterine wall that comes out as blood flow.

The body already has some of these chemicals therefore further increase might cause cramps hence more pain.

Additionaly ,taking foods with high fat content can cause bloating and breast tenderness during your red wedding.

If you want to limit some of these experiences then red meat is not something to let into your body.

3.Salty foods. Hormones that come alongside your period already cause bloating. High levels of salt in your diet causes water retention hence bloat.

You should therefore minimize salt intake during your periods. Furthermore,avoid highly processed foods that contains sodium content.

4.Coffee Right amounts of coffee is healthy but not during that time of the month.Caffein in the coffee makes blood vessels in the body to constrict leading to tightening of those vessels that supplies blood to the uterus.

This result in very painful cramps. Certain digestive issues can also come as a result of high caffeine intake.

This common especially in those ladies who tend to diarrhoea when receiving their menses.

In case you are addicted to caffein,withdrawal should be gradual otherwise you might experience headache.

5.Spicy foods. If you are not the type that is used to some of these why take them when receiving your monthly visitor .

Save yourself stomach pains nausea and diarrhea by avoiding spicy foods.

Remember sugar has the ability to worsen your cramps besides causing bloat.You don’t want to experience these,do you ?

6.Particular dairy products. You are probably upset at the mention of these but wait. Cheese and ice cream contains acids that are likely to increase inflammation hence cramps.

Some of these are likely to worsen the flow hence minimizing intake is a great idea.

In conclusion it is important to note that some foods mentioned above are also key in body functioning.I am not insinuating that you completely cut them out.However,if temporarily doing so can work wonders during your aunt flo,why not do it?

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Men:here is why your “balls”could be shrinking and how to correct it.

Have you ever looked at your balls and what you see resembles a bag of worms? Is this accompanied by pain that increase when standing but reduces when you lie on your back?

The signs and symptoms above describes a condition of the testicles called varicocele.

Your “nuts” are held in a skin cover sac called scrotum. Within the scrotum are blood vessels that supplies blood to the testicles.

Sometimes, the vessels are blocked thus interfering with blood flow to the testicles. It therefore collects at one point of the vessels leading to swelling. This is varicocele.

The condition is similar to swollen vains that normally occur at the back of legs of many men. This one however occur in the testicles.

Varicocele begin when one reaches puberty. It gradually progresses,unnoticed at times.

How do you know you have varicocele?

It is important to take note of the following signs and symptoms;

  • A pain in the scrotum that keeps recurring.
  • The pain increases when you are standing but reduces when you lie on your back.
  • The scrotum appearance becomes similar to that of a bag containing worms.
  • An abnormal mass in one of your testicles.
  • Infertility.This might arise due to the local temperatures in and around the testicles being so high that it affects formation,movement and functionality of sperms.

What are some home remedies of varicocele?
1. Take a lot of antioxidants and foods rich in fibres. Antioxidants includes blueberries, strawberries,raspberries Cales ,red cabbage and beans.

Fibre foods includes:potatoes with skin,nuts and seeds whole grains and fruits.

2.Put on a supportive underwear. This help reduce swelling ,backflow of blood and pain.

3.Exercise regularly to enhance blood flow.

4.Run cold water over the testicles Do this for 15 to 30 seconds to reduce testicular temperature.Be careful not to overcool the balls.

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