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“The Lion and the Buffalo”: Working together in partnership speech High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner

Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered by High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner on Queen’s Birthday Party, Nairobi.

"Waheshimiwa, mabibi na mabwana, habari za jioni. Ni furaha yangu kuwakaribisha nyote sherehe hii ya Kuzaliwa kwa Malkia

It is once again my privilege to welcome you all here this evening, to celebrate her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday. It is however in light of the tragic events of recent days an occasion tainted with great sadness. I would like to propose that we now observe a minute’s silence for the victims of the appalling attacks in Mpeketoni. To those who lost their lives, and the families who have lost those dearest to them: our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time."

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To all the drivers/owners of private cars, please do not be harassed on account of tinted windows. 

Based on rule 54A of the Traffic rules, the High Court has ruled that the directive of Inspector General of Police (ordering private motor vehicles with tinted windows be impounded) be moved into court for the purposes of being quashed with immediate effect. What this means is that the order was  declared null and void, unless the IG appeals. 

The Court further prohibited the IG whether by himself, his agents or persons acting under him from impounding private motor vehicles with tinted windows pursuant to the said directive or in any way effecting the same.

You can peruse the attached judgement.



The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary, has dedicated itself to safeguarding this endangered species and more. In the face of increasing poaching pressure in Kenya, Ol Pejeta  is constantly evolving new and innovative ways to upgrade its security.  While the overall answer to the poaching crisis would be diminished demand for ivory and rhino horn, this is a more long-term goal. In the meantime, it is vital that conservancies hold the line. Current wildlife populations must be kept steady or face extinction. To this end, Ol Pejeta has established an anti-poaching canine unit. This is a well-trained canine force primed to counteract the poaching menace that threatens the very existence of Africa's most majestic animals.  The unit is comprised of tracker, patrol, assault as well as multi-role dogs and their specialized handlers. They are crucial to the work of conservation.


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French food giant Danone expands African markets, buys Kenya dairy giant Read the original article on : French food giant Danone expands African markets, buys Kenya dairy giant

Africa in recent years has become a major area of expansion for French food group Danone and other global consumer product companies such as Unilever, Nestle, Pernod Ricard and Diageo, attracted by the spending power of a growing middle class.

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Reflections of Champions by Lindsay Takkunen

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Nairobi Central Business District Traffic Cameras

Please note that traffic cameras which were erected within the Central Business District (CBD) are now operational. This means that if you break any traffic laws (jump lights, make u-turns, wrong turns, overtaking in restricted areas, entering through no-entry areas, drop or pick at the wrong points etc), your vehicle registration plates will be captured by the camera and a warrant for your arrest issued. The cameras are never turned off hence do not be fooled by low traffic, early morning or late night hours, weekends, Sundays and public holidays. Please also note that since there is a camera record of all these acts your not guilty plea in court will also not stand.

Please familiarize yourself with and obey all traffic laws - also advise all your family, friends and significant others.

Advice Post Westgate – from Newport Africa


Although the security operation following the Al-Shabbab attack on the Westgate Mall on 21 Sep has yet to be concluded fully, it is important to update staff on the event and provide immediate advice on how to behave and respond should they be caught up in any similar terrorist or armed criminal situation.

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Kenya Wages Guide 2013

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Foreigners Owning Land in Kenya

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