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Joash Ombati The Brave Police Officer Who Took On Two Thugs And Recovered Sh400,000 Feted



Ombati receiving a badge of honour from President Kenyatta.

Two suspects, Sameer Abdulaziz Kassim and Peter Kavoli Musili had posed as traders of construction materials on OLX.

They reportedly duped Amos Charo Saroan, an unsuspecting customer from Voi then robbed him.

Amos Charo traveled from Voi and met the duo in Nairobi CBD, then drove towards Westlands but he was pushed out of the speeding car after giving them KSh 732,000, an incident witnessed by Ombati.

Administration Police Constable Joash Ombati who was guarding a bank nearby, boarded a taxi to chase after the suspects.

Ombati receives his promotion.

The Police officer shot in the air forcing the thieves to surrender before he handcuffed them as members of the public watched with many urging him to shoot dead the suspects.

Mr. Ombati remained calm even as a furious mob urged him to shoot and kill.

He managed to recover Sh400,000 which was part of the Sh732,000 that the suspects had stolen from the complainant Mr Amos Charo.

Ombati would then be awarded by Interior CS Matiang’i for his bravery the government was given the heroic AP a Distinguished Service Award in November 2018 barely a month after his commendable work.

That wasn’t the end, Joash Ombati who single-handedly pursued two thugs in Nairobi and recovered KSh 400,000 has just been promoted to the rank of Corporal from being a AP Constable.

Friends help me Congratulate my brother.

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Grace Msalame Sues Uganda’s Tourism Board For Illegaly Using Her Curvy Photos To Promote Sex Tourism



Grace Msalame.

Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism unveiled a beauty pageant dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ in a bid to promote tourism in the country, the ministry decided to use Kenya’s media personality Grace Msalame as the official face of their Miss Curvy Uganda contest without her knowledge. Whether it was a mistake or deliberate is unknown but now they’ll have to prove it in court.

Grace a media personality in Kenya has distanced herself from the beauty pageant saying she was never part of the program neither did she give consent for her photo to be used in the promotion.

The promotion poster.

In a statement, Msalame says, “I take great exception for the fact that my image and likeliness are being used to propagate, disseminate and encourage objectification of women. I don’t agree nor endorse such a message or anyone who’s a creator of the idea that women’s body are tourist attraction sites.”

Miss Curvy Uganda 2019 Participants.

While announcing that her lawyers are already on legal course for redress, Msalame says, “I reject any association to me that has been unlawfully created by Miss Curvy Uganda 2019 and its agents.”

The media personality claims that her brand has been immensely hit following the publications of her images. “Miss Curvy Uganda’s deliberate and calculated use of my image and likeliness to promote violation of women’s bodies had defamed my character and reputation damaged a brand that I’ve worked for so many years to establish, and subjected me to unwarranted and undeserved cyber bullying.” She says in her statement.

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Club Associated With CS Echesa’s Deported Exotic Dancers Now Wants State To Pay Them Sh48M



CS Rashid Echesa.

Balle Balle Club In Parklands that flew in the eight deported Pakistani women is now suing the state over the deportation of the dancers by police infringed on its rights and business. The club is seeking to be compensated with Sh48M which they claim was lost as a result of the deportation.

Arguing their case before Justice Luka Kimaru, the club represented by lawyer Evans Ondieki told the court that the dancers had been issued with special permits by the Sports CS Rashid Echesa to perform at the Balle Balle Club during the festive season but were arrested and detained illegally by police.

The court also heard, the girls were bundled out of the club and detained for 36 hours without bathing, which was a violation of their basic rights. They were held as investigations looked into the circumstances and validity of the permits issued by the CS who was alleged to have been involved in the human trafficking racket.

Earlier, the lawyers had sought for the court to compel CS Echesa and Matiang’i to personally compensate the deported girls despite having a standing order to produce them in court. The courts excused the CSs from the Sh9.1M fine and instead summoned detectives who gave out the girls to different state despite the case having been lodged in.

The club is now seeking orders restraining the DCI, DPP and Transnational Organised Crime Unit from entering, harassing, intimidating, arresting or doing anything prejudicial to its directors.

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KMPDU’s Sec Gen Dr Oluga Elected As The World’s Doctors President



Dr. Oluga adressing press in a past event.

Dr. Ouma Oluga who’s the KMPDU Secretary General was elected on Monday 28/01/2019 as Co-Chairman of the Health Workers 4 All Coalition alongside Ms Amanda Banda from Wemos – Amsterdam.

Health Workers 4 All Coalition is a global initiative formed during the 71st World Health Assembly last year. The coalition advocates for universal access to skilled health workers everywhere in the world. The membership is drawn from International Council of Nurses, WMA, Public Service International, Wemos, Solthis, MSF, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network, Amref Health Africa amongst 29 other international and regional organizations in academia, civil society, unionism and professional associations working with or on Human Resources for Health.

Equally, KMPDU joins a 5 member Steering Committee for the Coalition.

The Co-Chairs are charged with strategic leadership of the coalition, increasing membership and lobbying governments to invest in HRH and guarantee everyone everywhere the right to access a skilled health worker.

This development grants KMPDU the opportunity to accelerate advocacy efforts that promote absorption of skilled health workers into the health system locally especially as Kenya gears to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

Dr. Ouma Oluga grew up lacking basic healthcare because facilities and health workers were not available to attend to him and his family. When he graduated with a Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from Moi University’s school of Medicine in 2010, Dr. Oluga decided to remain in his country to champion the rights of all health workers at a time doctors were migrating out of Kenya. He is deeply convicted that access to a well-trained and well-motivated health worker guarantees access to health as a human right.

Dr. Oluga has led the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) as the Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer for 4 years. He was the KMPDU Western Branch Secretary for two years prior. He is Kenya’s leading public healthcare advocate with a convincing following by majority Kenyan public and an admirable high approval from Kenyan health workers. He is a healthcare speaker in local and international conferences. He has spoken in many events including as a panelist during the 4th WHO Human Resources for Health Forum.

Dr. Oluga was the Founding President for Medical Students Association of Kenya (MSAKE) from 2009 to 2010. He then served as Vice President External Affairs for the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) in 2011.

Dr. Oluga believes building local and international solidarity within the health workforce including community health workers where they exist is important to strengthening accountability mechanisms within health systems. He is creditedfor uniting Kenyan doctors, improving employment terms and influence of doctors and igniting health conversations.

Dr. Oluga was jailed in February 2017 for leading a 100 days nationwide doctors’ strike over a labour dispute between Doctors and the Kenya government. In the days prior to incarceration, he rallied doctors and the public to champion for more employment of health workers, health workers’ support and specialized training, improved terms of service for health workers and equipping of public health facilities. Hesuccessfully signed the first ever public health sector agreementsbetween KMPDU and the 47 devolved governments and also the National Government after a high level engagement with the President of the Republic of Kenya.

Due to his commitment, integrity and consistency, Dr. Oluga’ssphere of influence has expanded beyond Kenyan health workforce to include University Lecturers, Government Officers, Pilots Association, Civil Society Organizations and Youth Organizations. He is passionate about creation of employment opportunities for youth, decent work programs, transparency and stakeholder involvement in policy making processes.

Dr. Oluga attends to patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital as a frontline health worker. He is also a post-graduate medical student due for graduation with a Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the University of Nairobi in 2019.

Dr. Oluga participates and has organized several volunteer community outreaches such as medical screenings, medical treatment camps, blood donation drives and wellness campaigns.

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