MEDIA RELEASE: AN EIGHT POINTS PLAN FOR H.E PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA ON “WAR ON DRUGS”

Following the recent  call for action by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta on drugs supply reduction on the 27th August,2015 in Mombasa, we the fraternity of the Kenya Harm Reduction Network  and Kenya Network Of People who use drugs jointly send a press statement for immediate media release date 29th August,2015.

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#MondayMusings: Difference between an atheist, an agnostic and a theist

If you’re not sure what the difference is between an atheist, an agnostic and a theist, you might appreciate this explanation from the folks at wordpress.com:

The difference between an atheist, an agnostic and a theist can be summarised by their responses to the question: do you have a dog?

The atheist will simply answer, “No”. If you go to his house to search for a dog, you won’t find one. There will be no signs in the house or the yard that there ever was a dog there. None of his relatives or friends will remember having seen a dog there. They’ll ask, “Does he have a dog? How could I not have known?” And they’ll be absolutely right. There are no signs that there could ever have been a dog at the atheist’s house or indeed anywhere where he spends his time. Not at his home, not at his work, nowhere.

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The agnostic who thinks that there’s simply insufficient proof for either having or not having a dog will be a great deal less certain.

When asked, she’ll look around her house searching for traces of a dog. When pressed, she’ll say, “Oh, I’ve searched my house, but what’s to say that there’s not a dog in my garage as I’m searching the house, and what’s to say that dog isn’t going to be in my house while I search the garage?”. If asked, “Do you believe you have a dog, despite there being no signs of it?” She’s likely to answer firmly: “There’s simply not enough evidence to support the fact that I don’t own a dog to come to that conclusion.”

Then there’s the agnostic who doesn’t believe that he owns a dog, but is nevertheless not willing to completely rule out the possibility.

When asked, he’ll say, “I have no dog at home, that’s for sure.” Pondering the question further, he’ll say, “But, obviously, I can never be everywhere all at once. So, there must be some small possibility that there’s a dog out there somewhere that’s got a disk on its collar saying I’m the owner. That I don’t know about it isn’t sufficient proof that it doesn’t exist.”

Needless to say, you won’t find traces of a dog at his home either.

Finally, there’s the theist. When asked, she’ll answer an empathic “Yes!” But if you go to her house and search for a dog, you’ll not find a trace of a dog there either. Nowhere is a dog to be found.

Naturally you’ll ask her why she thinks she has a dog when there’s no evidence. You might find relatives and friends who say she has a dog, but who’ve never seen it, heard it, or felt it licking their face.

“It’s a matter of faith,” the theist will proclaim. “I have faith in this (or that) which says so. My friends say so. My parents said so. So who are you to question the fact that I have a dog?”

[Freethinkers Initiative Kenya]

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NAIROBI RAPSODY PRESENTS DELASI’s #THOUGHTJOURNEY

Dear Friend,
 
Unexplored paths lead to undiscovered treasures”
― Constance Chuks Friday
 
I’m pleased to announce that Delasi‘s album #ThoughtJourney has landed in Nairobi! 
 
#THOUGHTJOURNEY
 
#ThoughtJourney has taken Delasi, our traveller, to both familiar and unfamiliar paths. On his #ThoughtJourney we are enriched with feelings of Passion, Betrayal, Denial, Aggression, Sorrow, Love and Curiosity.
 
Our traveler is honest. He shares details of the ongoings of life. He has chosen to let you in and listen to his #ThoughtJourney
 
Delasi is the Ghanaian artist behind YouTube hits like ‘Where Do We Go‘ which was adjudged as number 7 of top 49 songs from Africa in 2013
 


Join him at Nairobi Rapsody, Ebony Lounge, Westlands Road, Nairobi, Kenya on August 13 as we discover the hidden stories of this traveler. He will be supported  by Kenya’s best Shukid, Sage and Taio on Decks)
 
Lets enjoy some good vibes together. 
 
It will be a memorable night. 
 
Please use these hashtags for the event: #ThoughtJourney and #NairobiRapsody
 
Follow the journey on Twitter and Instragram with these handles @EbonyLoungeNBI , @Delasimusic & @NairobiHiphop

[MarieClaire] I Can’t Afford to Transition: The Unseen Costs of Being Transgender in 2015

Ari Klamka, 28, is a lot like his peers—when he found himself in need of money for a special project, he created a GoFundMe page. But he wasn’t looking to make a movie, or support a charity, or run a marathon. He was looking for the right to become himself.

Klamka is transgender, and he’s facing an unfortunately common problem in the modern landscape of transgender issues: The cost of fully transitioning is prohibitively expensive.

“I’ve legally changed my name and gone through countless physical and social changes over the past two years,” Klamka writes on his GoFundMe page. “Though the next step I will be taking is the biggest and most important to me.” It’s not just a chest reconstructive surgery he has to pay for, but the doctors’ visits, pain medications, continued hormones, and lost wages from taking time off to recover. His job as a veterinary assistant offers insurance, but it won’t cover his needs.

See more… http://www.marieclaire.com/culture/news/a15164/transgender-operation-procedure-costs/

#KOT on rampage with #SomeoneTellCNN Kenya is not a terror hotbed

KOT on rampage with #SomeoneTellCNN Kenya is not a terror hotbed

BY NANCY AGUTU

Kenyans on Twitter have not taken kindly to CNN’s reference to the country as a “hotbed of terror” that US President Barack Obama will visit from Friday. CNN reported that Obama is not just heading to his father’s homeland but to a region where al Shabaab is posing new security threats for his trip.

The news agency said recent strikes against al Shabaab strongholds in Somalia could have been aligned with his three-day visit to Kenya. KOT defended the nation saying countries like Burundi, where a crisis looms over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term bid, and Nigeria, which is facing a strong Boko Haram insurgency, are worse off. They cited measures taken to curb insecurity, international investments and top tourist destinations, adding that global media coverage on Africa is often negative. Some even demanded an apology from CNN. Starting Thursday morning, Obama’s security team took charge of State House with no staff and other individuals being allowed to enter and leave the premises until Sunday

Other measures include the closing of roads from 2pm on Friday until Sunday evening when Obama will leave, after the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes as police will block sections of Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway and Waiyaki Way until then.

At JKIA, the taxi rank was moved to about a kilometre away. Flights between Kenya and Somalia were also suspended with immediate effect.

On Wednesday, an unknown number of al Shabaab fighters were killed after Kenya Defence Forces troops and Somali National Army captured the strategic town of Bardheere in Gedo region. This was a day after they captured Juungal, 35 kilometres away from Bardheere.

In the usual #KOT style Kenyans urged CNN reporters to visit the country and enjoy it’s beauty, with others claiming the US is also a terror hotbed. The US experienced one of the worst terror attacks in 2011 after suicide jets hit the World Trade Centre.

Mwasl3r asked the Americans to visit Lake Bogoria hotsprings to see what a hot bed of beauty Kenya is.

Rocky Jnr told CNN Kenyan athletes are known to terrorise the world in the long distance races.

Thomas Khirrecu argued that CNN was ignorant on it’s reporting of Kenya.

#someonetellcnn Your views are born of ignorance & racial prejudice. No country is immune to terror attacks inc US itself, UK, you name it.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/kot-rampage-someonetellcnn-kenya-not-terror-hotbed#sthash.uiydaOtl.dpuf