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Data Disclosure, Accountability and the Facets of Transparency

From: Yona Maro

A substantial literature links government transparency to political accountability, and hence to governance outcomes. Yet transparency is a multifaceted concept – broadly defined it may pertain to any aspect of information transmission. Theoretically, it is critical to assess what information is being transmitted, and transmitted to whom. Empirical work, however, has often neglected such distinctions, focusing instead on proxies for a nebulous conception of ‘openness.’

In this paper, we offer a framework for conceptualizing various forms of transparency. We introduce our own index of a particular facet of transparency – which focuses on the disclosure of aggregate economic data – and relate this form of transparency to other cross-national measures. We seek to take one step toward clarifying theoretical mechanisms and the empirical measures. In so doing, we also offer guidance on assessing which facets and measures of transparency are relevant to assessing which theoretical mechanisms.

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USA: MoveOn’s *** Official 2014 Membership Survey ***

From: Anna Galland, Political Action

Dear MoveOn member,
Next Tuesday, President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union address—and the whole country will be thinking, at least for a moment, about what’s possible in 2014.
Imagine you were at the podium. What are YOUR priorities for changing your community and our country as a whole in 2014? Visit here.

There are tons of issues and opportunities to choose from—including big, upcoming congressional elections; state and local fights on everything from fracking to paid sick leave; and national discussions of a minimum wage increase, diplomacy with Iran, implementation of Obamacare, international trade deals, and more.
This year, MoveOn members will launch and run thousands of powerful campaigns, from their local city halls to the halls of Congress. And as a national MoveOn community, we’ll pick a small number of high-priority campaigns where we pool our resources and focus to make the biggest impact.
So we’ve put together this Official 2014 Membership Survey to get a better idea of where MoveOn members stand, plan our next steps together, and help connect you to the campaigns you care about most.
Will you take three minutes to fill out this important member survey?

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After we get all the responses, we’ll put together a report on MoveOn members’ priorities and share a copy of it with the White House, congressional leaders, and the media before the State of the Union address—so they know what progressives are focused on as we kick off 2014.
Of course, every MoveOn member will get a copy as well.

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What about deterrence in an era of cyberwar?

From: Yona Maro

Deterrence really is about the ability to alter an adversary’s actions by changing its cost-benefit calculations. It reflects subjective, psychological assessments, a “state of mind,” as the US Department of Defense says, “brought about by the existence of a credible threat of unacceptable counteraction.” In addition to massive retaliation, the adversary’s decisions can also be affected by defenses, in what has been called “deterrence by denial.” If you can’t get what you want by attacking, then you won’t attack in the first place.

The effect of this on real-world politics is driven by the fact that the question of “who” in cyberspace is far more difficult than ever could have been imagined by the original thinkers on deterrence theory back in the 1950s. Tanks and missile launches are hard to disguise, while networks of compromised machines or tools like Tor make anonymity easy. The threat of counterstrike requires knowing who launched the initial attack, a difficult thing to prove in cyberspace, especially in a fast-moving crisis. Computer code does not have a return address, and sophisticated attackers have grown adept at hiding their tracks. So painstaking forensic research is required, and, as we saw, it’s rarely definitive.

Moreover, for the purposes of deterrence, it’s not enough to trace an attack back to a computer or find out who was operating a specific computer. Strategically, we must know what political actor was responsible, in order to change their calculations.

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‘No Such Agency’ funds support for development of Quantum Computing, with eyes upon decryption prospects

from: pwbmspac

Computers have previously, and will continue, to substantially transform many levels of activities in our society. Personally I can say that as of mid 1980’s to date such equipment greatly facilitated my ability to convey my written thoughts promptly, in easy to read form, to other individuals and audiences. For me, this been a sizable gain from personal computing.

Privacy, though, is becoming scarcer, as one of the less desirable other associated effects. That is so on personal, business-commercial, governmental, and foreign relations levels.

In 2013, events transpired so that a large majority among members of the USA public have now heard about this country’s NSA. That is, the National Security Agency. Mr Snowden’s disclosures about NSA massive monitoring made a big splash within news reports. (Previously it was jokingly called the “No Such Agency” by some of those persons who looked for and read published articles about its situation in earlier years.) NSA is charged with monitoring telecommunications covertly as part of this nation’s security intelligence community.

Governments, businesses, individual people, seek assurances that at least some portion of their electronically transmitted messages, would be kept from being readable, clearly understandable, by 3rd parties not authorized by the messages senders. Example questions at issue may include things such as: Who is doing which financial transition, for which purpose, with which monetary amount, and when; banking transactions. These are among the most obvious matters in which the direct participants want confidentiality against disclosure to outside parties. Hence computer software features to encrypt some communications are in-demand and are routinely (automatically) employed.

Currently, data privacy is usually founded upon mathematical methods of data encoding, then keys to decoding later involve specifying numbers containing many digits. Such individual numeric keys formed by specifying a selection of a string of prime numbers, which when multiplied together yield the decoding key number.

The inverse process, faced by outsiders who intercept encrypted messages, who want to learn the content, is difficult. Their computers will currently need to work for impractically long periods of time seeking to discover what had been the particular set of prime numbers needed to factor the code key number, in order to decode the message again into readable form, without being told what it is by the message sender.

Quantum computing is a newly emerging methodology in computers technology. It is being explored due to offering vast increases in data computation speed and data storage densities. Hence, motives why the NSA would want to make it available to support their mission is obvious. Therefore, read below an article in New Scientist magazine (online version) which addresses this topic.

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Entangled spies: Why the NSA wants a quantum computer
18:10 03 January 2014 by Jacob Aron
For similar stories, visit the Computer crime and US national issues Topic Guides

The US National Security Agency wants a quantum computer – and has dedicated $79.7 million to the technology, according to the latest top secret government documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to the Washington Post.

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Quantum computers promise to vastly outperform even the best ordinary computers at specific tasks by exploiting the weird properties of quantum mechanics. While a regular PC computes with bits that are either 0s or 1s, quantum machines use quantum bits, or qubits, which can be both simultaneously, and offer a computational speed-up.

Cracking the internet
One area quantum computers should excel in is factoring numbers into their prime building blocks. That could make them capable of breaking the internet’s most commonly used encryption methods, which depend on the fact that ordinary computers can’t find prime factors quickly. So in principle, the NSA could use a quantum computer to read secret data – without the need to collude with tech firms, which they have done in the past.

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Going To Africa. Hope I Don’t Get AIDS….. I’m White” –

From: Yona Maro

A US public relations executive has provoked a storm of online protest for writing a Twitter comment about Aids in Africa.

Justine Sacco, who works for the media company InterActiveCorp (IAC), wrote: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get Aids. Just kidding. I’m white!”

Ms Sacco’s account has now been deleted. IAC responded by saying the “outrageous, offensive comment” did not reflect the company’s views and values. Unfortunately, the employee in question is unreachable on an international flight, but this is a very serious matter and we are taking appropriate action,” the IAC said in a statement to the media blog Valleywag.

IAC is the parent company of,, CollegeHumour,, OkCupid, The Daily Beast,, Vimeo, and, a dating site for African-Americans.

Source: BBC

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Known-Knowns and Unknowns about the Internet: Measuring the Economic, Social, and Governance Impact of the Web

From: Yona Maro

Policymakers and netizens alike make broad claims about the effects of the internet upon economic growth, business, democracy, governance, and human rights. In recent years, economists have made significant progress in estimating the impact of the internet on areas such as economic growth, trade, fiscal policy, and education. But the progress made by economists has not been matched by scholars, activists, executives, and policymakers who seek to understand the internet’s effects on governance, cyber security, and on human rights. We don’t know if the Internet has stimulated development or whether the internet has led to measurable governance improvements. Moreover, scholars and activists don’t yet know how to effectively measure Internet openness. We will also weigh the evidence that the Internet is splintering.


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Measuring the Information Society 2013

From: Yona Maro

Over 250 million people came online over the last year, and almost 40 per cent of the world’s population will be using the Internet by end 2013. Mobile technology and services continue to be the key driver of the information society, and the number of mobilebroadband subscriptions is close to 2 billion. Mobile-broadband networks are allowing more people to connect to highspeed networks and benefit from a growing number of applications and services. While both fixed- and mobile-broadband speeds continue to increase, the price of services is falling and ICTs are becoming more affordable: in the space of four years, fixed-broadband prices have dropped by an impressive 82 per cent.

At the same time, the report also shows that ICT uptake remains limited in many developing countries, and particularly in the world’s least connected countries (LCCs) – a group of 39 countries (home to 2.4 billion people) with particularly low levels of ICT development. In this group of countries, ICTs can become key enablers for achieving international and national development goals and have the greatest development impact, and more policy attention needs to be directed towards them.

Young people all over the world are the most active users of ICTs. For the first time, a model has been developed to estimate the number of digital natives – the young people with solid ICT experience who are drivers of the information society. While 30 per cent of the youth population are digital natives today, the report shows that within the next five years, the digital native population in the developing world is expected to double.


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SatADSL to unveil new range of satellite services for African enterprises

From: News Release – African Press Organization (APO)

SatADSL to unveil new range of satellite services for African enterprises

The new services are offered thanks to the new Service Delivery Platform developed under SatFinAfrica, and ARTES 3-4 Satcom Application project co-funded by the European Space Agency-ESA

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, November 11, 2013/ — Belgium-based satellite service provider, SatADSL ( is set to launch its new range of services for professional users at the AFRICACOM Conference, slated for tomorrow at Cape Town Convention Centre.

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The new services will allow to provide high quality communications and Internet connectivity with guaranteed performances to corporate offices, bank agencies, mining sites and all similar medium-size exploitations in Sub-Saharan Africa where terrestrial communication services are either not available, unreliable or too expensive.

The new services are offered thanks to the new Service Delivery Platform developed under SatFinAfrica, and ARTES 3-4 Satcom Application project co-funded by the European Space Agency-ESA*. The new Service Delivery Platform provides SatADSL with complete control over the definition and enforcement of its service profiles and paves the way for building tailor-made services. The new platform provides to SatADSL the flexibility that is required to serve the complex requirements of the African telecom operators and ISPs who are offering the service locally and are willing to propose various options that meet their customer specific requirements and budget.

Speaking ahead of the conference, SatADSL Chief Technology Officer Fulvio Sansone said “the new Service Delivery Platform is a cornerstone in the company development”.

“Companies in Sub-Saharan Africa are often confronted to limited coverage and reliability of terrestrial telecommunications means. Especially outside of urban and coastal areas where the population is less dense, telecommunication links may not be as reliable as needed by professional users. That is where SatADSL comes in with specialised, but at the same time affordable, services for the professional market. This market segment requires customised services, often with guaranteed data rates. SatADSL is now in a position to offer a complete range of services and become a one-stop-shop for its customers for services from low-cost transaction-based or back-up to unlimited services” he said.

The new services have been successfully demonstrated and are now being launched commercially all over Sub-Saharan Africa in cooperation with SatADSL local partners. They allow medium-size offices and corporate branches to get connectivity, Internet access and voice over IP with guaranteed performances wherever they are located. Using the same low-cost, self-installable, Sat3Play hardware, users will be able to choose among a wide range of Unlimited, Contended Services, as well as the previously available Fair Usage Policy based Services.

SatADSL delivers and manage customer’s mission-critical communications with end to end solutions, integrated technologies and flexible service options. SatADSL is a premium partner of SES and Newtec respectively leading satellite operator and equipment manufacturer. SatADSL is already offering reliable and low-cost satellite networking solutions and operates close to 1000 terminals across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Caroline De Vos, Chief Operations Officer, and Thierry Eltges, Chief Executive Officer, will welcome the visitors, potential partner-distributors and customers at the company stand P14 located in the exhibition area of the conference.

* The view expressed herein is independent of ESA’s official opinion.


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About SatADSL:

SatADSL ( is a satellite service provider offering low cost transactional, Internet access and VoIP service to branch offices of companies located in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The company is seated in Brussels, Belgium, and offers Internet access by satellite in Africa since 2010. Hundreds of African companies use SatADSL service in over 15 different countries in Africa. A money transfer company is connecting together more than 100 of their branches offices thanks to SatADSL.

SatADSL new satellite communication service in Africa is unique because it combines very high-quality service with a low cost of equipment and subscriptions. Corporate users operating in remote areas require both service quality guaranteed by SLAs and affordability. SatADSL service offer is recognized in Africa as being a unique competitive offer for serving companies small branch offices performing business-critical transactions.

SatADSL teams up with highly qualified African partners who offer a high-quality service to professional end-users, spanning from Mali to South Africa. SatADSL distribution network is expanding every day.

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SatADSL ( will be present at AFRICACOM, Cape Town, 12-14 November 2013 – Stand P14.


Government and the Media – Friends or Adversaries?

From: Yona Maro

The media should have a crucial role to play in engaging the public with the aims and achievements of open government. However, there is ignorance of the OGP among mainstream media around the world – including in member countries. This is coupled with considerable scepticism about motives and the depth of government commitments to greater transparency. Can the media be partners in the aims of Open Government? Or are media and governments fixed in their roles as adversaries? This panel debate will explore the roles and perspectives of different media towards open government.


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Going visible: Women’s rights on the internet

From: Yona Maro

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) create new scenarios, new ways for people to live, and these reflect real-life problems. Women need to assert their rights here with determination and without delay. Women may not have been an active part of policy-making conversations when internet governance started, but the rapid pace of change online means they need to participate now to ensure that the future of the internet is shaped taking into account women’s rights. For people who have little access to other kinds of publics due to the multiple forms of discrimination they face including gender, age, class or sexuality in the internet can be a particularly important space to negotiate and realise their rights.

For women, the internet is a vital public sphere due to barriers of access to media or political representation. Inequalities that women face in terms of economic power, education and access to resources also affect access and participation in shaping the internet, its debates and policy. This explains why the internet has become an increasingly critical public sphere for the claiming of citizenship rights and civil liberties, including women’s rights. For those who have little access to other kinds of “publics” due to the multiple forms of discrimination faced – including based on gender, age, economic status and sexual identity – it can be a particularly important pace for the negotiation and fulfillment of their rights.

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Germany, France united in anger over U.S. spying accusations

From: Abdalah Hamis

German and French accusations that the United States has run spying operations in their countries, including possibly bugging Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone, are likely to dominate a meeting of EU leaders starting on Thursday.

The two-day Brussels summit, called to tackle a range of social and economic issues, will now be overshadowed by debate on how to respond to the alleged espionage by Washington against two of its closest European Union allies.

For Germany the issue is particularly sensitive. Not only does the government say it has evidence the chancellor’s personal phone was monitored, but the very idea of bugging dredges up memories of eavesdropping by the Stasi secret police in the former East Germany, where Merkel grew up.

Following leaks by data analyst Edward Snowden, which revealed the reach of the U.S. National Security Agency’s vast data-monitoring programs, Washington finds itself at odds with a host of important allies, from Brazil to Saudi Arabia.

In an unusually strongly worded statement on Wednesday evening, Merkel’s spokesman said the chancellor had spoken to President Barack Obama to seek clarity on the spying charges.

“She made clear that she views such practices, if proven true, as completely unacceptable and condemns them unequivocally,” the statement read.

White House spokesman Jan Carney said Obama had assured Merkel that the United States “is not monitoring and will not monitor” the chancellor’s communications, leaving open the possibility that it had happened in the past.

A White House official declined to say whether Merkel’s phone had previously been bugged. “I’m not in a position to comment publicly on every specific alleged intelligence activity,” the official said.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has summoned the U.S. ambassador to Berlin to discuss the issue.

Germany’s frustration follows outrage in France since Le Monde newspaper reported the NSA had collected tens of thousands of French phone records between December 2012 and January 2013.

President Francois Hollande has made clear he plans to put the spying issue on the summit agenda, although it is not clear what that will ultimately achieve.

While Berlin and Paris are likely to find sympathy among many of the EU’s 28 member states, domestic security issues are not a competence of the European Union. The best that may be hoped for is an expression of support from leaders and calls for a full explanation from the United States.

“Between friends, there must be trust. It has been shaken. We expect answers from Americans quickly,” European commissioner for financial regulation Michel Barnier, a Frenchman, said in a message on Twitter.


The furor over the alleged espionage could encourage member states to back tougher data privacy rules currently being drafted by the European Union. The European Parliament this week approved an amended package of legislation that would overhaul EU data protection rules that date from 1995.

The new rules would restrict how data collected in Europe by firms such as Google and Facebook is shared with non-EU countries, introduce the right of EU citizens to request that their digital traces be erased, and impose fines of 100 million euros ($138 million) or more on rule breakers.

The United States is concerned that the regulations, if they enter into law, will raise the cost of doing business and handling data in Europe. Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and others have lobbied hard against the proposals.

Given the spying accusations, France and Germany – the two most influential countries in EU policy – may succeed in getting member states to push ahead on negotiations with the parliament to complete the data regulations and make them tougher.

That could mean an agreement is reached early next year, with the laws possibly coming into force in 2015. For the United States, this could substantially change how data privacy rules are implemented globally.

It may also complicate relations between the United States and the EU over an agreement to share a large amount of data collected via Swift, the international system used for transferring money electronically, which is based in Europe.

Among the revelations from Snowden’s leaks is that the United States may have violated the Swift agreement, accessing more data than it was allowed to.

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to suspended Swift and the spying accusations may make EU member states support a firm line, complicating the United States’ ability to collect data it says is critical in combating terrorism.

Despite the outrage in Paris and Berlin, the former head of France’s secret services said the issue was being blown out of proportion and no one should be surprised by U.S. spying.

“I’m bewildered by such worrying naivite. You’d think the politicians don’t read the reports they’re sent – there shouldn’t be any surprise,” Bernard Squarcini told Le Figaro.

“The agencies know perfectly well that every country, even when they cooperate on anti-terrorism, spies on its allies. The Americans spy on us on the commercial and industrial level like we spy on them, because it’s in the national interest to defend our businesses. No one is fooled.”

(Writing by Luke Baker; additional reporting by Madeline Chambers and Noah Barkin in Berlin and Alexandria Sage in Paris; editing by David Stamp)

Looking to Draft a Constitution? Now You Can Google It

From: Yona Maro

The inspiration behind the recent launch of Constitute, a new application for lawmakers and those aspiring to draft their first constitution, are cases like Egypt, fresh from a revolution and still grappling with political unrest. It is a platform created by the Comparative Constitutions Project in partnership with Google Ideas and is a tool to “read, search and compare” constitutions from over 170 countries.

“Most people who are drafting constitutions have never done so before and hope to never have to do it again,” the project’s co-director, Tom Ginsburg, told Foreign Policy. “We seek to empower both potential constitutional drafters and their citizens, so as to better inform the choices they will have to make to establish and preserve lasting national constitutions. With Google’s help, we’ve been able to do just that.”

The website allows users to filter for constitutions by country and the 300+ topics, as well as utilize a search function that shows suggested topics while searching.

For example, a search for “abortion” turns up only two countries that have written it into their constitutions. The 2012 Somalian constitution only says that abortion “is contrary to Shari’ah and is prohibited except in cases of necessity, especially to save the life of the mother.” Swaziland’s 2005 constitution has a conflicted notion of abortion, decreeing it “unlawful but may be allowed.”


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From: Ouko joachim omolo
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he is to set up a website where he will directly receive corruption complaints from Kenyans. If Uhuru was serious in what he said then Kenyans will only trust him if he can take action from complains he is already having at hand.

Uhuru is first to deal with Anglo leasing list of shame released in Parliament on September 20, 2006 by then minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ms Martha Karua.

The list of names and the type of contracts covered the period between 1997 and 2002 when Kanu was in power and 2003 to 2004 when Narc was in charge. Former Vice-President and Minister for Home Affairs Moddy Awori and Minister for Roads Simeon Nyachae were among the prominent politicians that were in the list.

The former ministers in the Kanu government are Musila Mudavadi, William Ruto, Chris Okemo, Julius Sunkuli, Chris Obure and William ole Ntimama. Those in the Narc government are David Mwiraria and Dr. Chris Murungaru.

The permanent secretaries mentioned in relation to Anglo Leasing corruption contracts are Sylvester Mwaliko, sammy Kyungu, David Mwangi, Joseph Magari, Ali Korane, Margaret Chmengich, Zakayo Cheruiyot, Mwaghazi Mwachofi, Simeon Lesirma, Moses Obudo and S. K. Bondotich (financial secretary).

Uhuru is also to deal with people implicated on the financial statements of most ministries and departments were found to be incomplete, totally missing or not up to date. More than Sh297 billion of the Sh900 billion Budget expenditure was either irregularly spent or lost according to the Auditor General’s report.

In last year’s audit report, various ministries and departments submitted audit reports of recurrent and development appropriation accounts that were inaccurate. No action has been taken to people involved.

The audit report of the year 2009/2010 reported many such appropriations accounts which had errors and reflected balances that did not reconcile with those shown in the respective ledgers.

The 2010/2011 Budget also revealed expenditure amounting to more than Sh3 billion that had been excluded from the Appropriation Accounts, leading to total expenditure being understated.

Uhuru will gain support if he can also take action of his own Jubilee list of the 10 greediest MPs in the 11th Parliament who are purely driven by money instead of how to make Kenyans lives better.

First he is to deal with Mithika Linturi, the Jubilee Igembe South MP who tabled a Motion in Parliament requesting for disbandment of SRC, so that a new team can be appointed to increase their salaries.

He is also to deal with Justin Muturi, the Speaker of the National Assembly and who is also his close confidante. He has been passionately fighting for an increase of MPs salaries.

The next one is Aden Duale, the Jubilee Leader of Majority in the House and a close confidante of Deputy President William Ruto. Duale, who is Garissa Township MP, has been using abusive words to Kenyans when fighting for his huge salary.

The next is Jimmy Angwenyi, the Kitutu Chache North MP. He has been fighting the SRC from the day he was elected to Parliament. The MP even cries when he speaks about how small his salary is.

The next one is Gladys Wanga, a CORD Homabay County Women representative. Wanga has been passionately fighting for salary increment from the day she was elected in office by Homabay electorate.

She is followed by Jakoyo Midiwo, a CORD Gem MP. Midiwo has been saying that the MP salary is so small and cannot sustain his high-end life. He has been calling for the disbandment of SRC.

Uhuru is also to deal with Aden Keynan, the Jubilee Wajir West MP whoa has also been supporting the disbandment of SRC.

He is also to deal with Alice Muthoni, Jubilee Kandara MP for urging MPS to demand higher salaries. Kandara residents have already threatened to eject her once the MP salaries are reviewed.

The next one is Richard Onyonka, a Kitutu Chache South MP for aggressively debating on how the SRC can be disbanded to pave way for his salary increment.

The last one Uhuru is to deal with is Dr Eseli Simuyu, the Kimilili legislator. He has been contributing immensely on how the SRC can be disbanded.

Uhuru wants to open a website where when you go to look for help in government offices and you are asked to give a bribe you can immediately report the person.

All one will be required to do is log in, and there will be a place to record the name, ministry, department and position of the culprit to get them arrested.

Similar website was opened in Sierra Leone but has failed to work because practically those who are implicated are close confidante to the president. Since it was created, 95 percent of all residents said in a poll that corruption is still rampant in most government departments.

Even in Kenya since the resignation of anti-corruption czar John Githongo, some years ago, corruption has persisted in Kenya but no action has been taken because like Sierra Leone they involve close confidante to the president.

It explains why former President Mwai Kibaki could not act on the list of names of the MPs who voted for the inclusion of the controversial 2 billion shillings severance pay package in the Finance Amendment Bill 2012.

This was despite that the pay package got a lot of opposition from Kenyans who demonstrated in the streets of Nairobi before concluding their march at parliament buildings where they chanted ‘mwizi’ (thief in English).

Instead President Kibaki rejected the amendment terming it ‘unconstitutional and untenable’. Here are the names;

1. Abdalla Amina Ali.
2. Abdi Nasir.
3. Abdul Bahari.
4. Abu Mohamed Chiaba.
5. Adan Keynan Wehliye.
6. Alex Muthengi Mburi Mwiru.
7. Andrew Calist Mwatela.
8. Asman Abongotum Kamama.
9. Atanas Manyala Keya.
10. Bare Aden Duale.
11. Barnabas Muturi C. Mwangi
12. Beth Wambui Mugo.
13. Bifwoli, Wakoli Sylvester.
14. Boni Khalwale (Dr.)
15. Cecily Mutitu Mbarire
16. Charles Cheruiyot Keter.
17. Clement Muchiri.
18. Daniel Mutua Muoki
19. David Njuguna Kiburi.
20. Elijah Kiptarbei Lagat.
21. Emilio Mureithi Kathuri.
22. Empraim Mwangi Maina.
23. Erastus Kihara Mureithi.
24. Esther Murugi Mathenge.
25. Ethuro David Ethuro.
26. Eugene Ludovic Wamalwa.
27. Francis Chachu.
28. Francis S. K. Baya
29. Frankilin Mithika Linturi.
30. Githae Robinson Njeru.
31. Githu Muigai (Prof.) Attorney General Ex- Officio.
32. Hellen Jepkemoi Sambili.
33. Hussein Mohamed Abdikadir.
34. Hussein Tarry Sasura.
35. Ibrabim Elmi Mohamed.
36. Isaac Kiprono Rutto.
37. Isaac Mulatya Muoki.
38. Jackson Kiplagat Kiptanui.
39. James G. Kwanya
40. Jamleck Irungu Kamau.
41. Japhet M. Kareke Mbiuki
42. Jeremiah Ngayu Kioni.
43. John Michael Njenga Mututho.
44. Johnson Nduya Muthama.
45. Joseph Nganga Kiuna.
46. Josephat Nanok Koli.
47. Joshua Serem Kutuny.
48. Kilimo, Linah Jebi.
49. Kilonzo Charles Mutavi.
50. Kiunjuri, Festus Mwangi.
51. Kuti, Mohammed. Abdi
52. Lee Maiyani Kinyanjui.
53. Lenny Maxwell Kivuti.
54. Lewis Nguyai.
55. Mahamud Muhumed Sirat.
56. Maitha Gideon Mungáro.
57. Manson Nyamweya.
58. Mbau, Elias Peter.
59. Mohamed Hussein Ali.
60. Mohamed,Muhamud.
61. Moses K. Lessone
62. Moses Somoine ole Sakuda.
63. Mungatana, Danson.
64. Munya Peter Gatirau.
65. Musila, David.
66. Mutava Musyimi.
67. Mwalimu Masudi Mwahima.
68. Mwiria, Valerian Kilemi.
69. Ndambuki, Gideon Musyoka.
70. Ndiritu Muriithi.
71. Nemesyus Warugongo.
72. Ntoitha M”Mithiaru.
73. Peter L.N. Kiilu
74. Peter Mungai Mwathi.
75. Peter Njoroge Baiya.
76. Peter Njuguna Gitau.
77. Richard Momoima Onyonka.
78. Robert Onsare Monda.
79. Samuel Kazungu Kambi.
80. Shaban, Naomi Namsi.
81. Silas Muriuki Ruteere.
82. Tirus Nyinge Ngahu.
83. Wavinya Ndeti.
84. William C.Kipkiror
85. Yakub Mohammad.
86. Yusuf Hassan

Source: The Kenyan Daily Post

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Kenyan CEOs questioned over unregistered SIM cards

From: Constantino Kudoja

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

Chief executives of Kenyan mobile services firms Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya recorded police statements Tuesday morning over unregistered SIM cards linked to crime.

The operators are accused of being in violation of regulations for SIM card registration, as it emerged that police are trying to trace telephone numbers they suspect were used by the terrorists who attacked Nairobi’s Westgate Mall last month. The attack left 67 people dead and hundreds injured.

Safaricom boss Bob Collymore was questioned at CID headquarters as Airtel’s Shivan Bhargava appeared before another CID office in Nairobi to record his statement.

Telkom’s Kenya CEO Michael Ghossein said that he was grilled for two and half hours on Monday night.

“I was picked by the CID at Telkom Kenya headquarters at around 7.30 pm or 8.00 pm. I was leaving the office for my house when I found them downstairs waiting for me. We went to Kilimani CID offices (in Nairobi) where I was questioned about the unregistered SIM cards on our network,” Mr Ghossein said.

On Monday, four mobile phone firms’ bosses and their vendors were warned they risked arrest over criminal offences committed through any unregistered SIM cards on their network.

The Cabinet Secretary in charge of ICT, Mr Fred Matiang’i, said since Sunday, officials from the Communications Commission of Kenya and the police are carrying out a swoop around the country on mobile phone companies and their agents to determine whether they comply with the Communications Act and regulations that were issued last December.

“Despite the regulations, some agents have been selling pre-activated SIM cards or fail to register the cards at the point on sale,” he said during a press briefing in Nairobi.

Alliance for Affordable Internet launches to stimulate global policy reform to lower access costs to users

From: News Release – African Press Organization (APO)

Alliance for Affordable Internet launches to stimulate global policy reform to lower access costs to users

Global sponsors Google, Omidyar Network, UK DFID and USAID joined by a host of governments, tech companies and civil society organisations from developed and developing countries in launch of new initiative, backed by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 7, 2013/ — Today, a diverse group of private and public sector players came together to launch the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI –, a coalition to lead policy and regulatory reform and spur action to drive down artificially high internet prices in developing countries. By advocating for open, competitive and innovative broadband markets, A4AI aims to help access prices fall to below 5% of monthly income worldwide, a target set by the UN Broadband Commission. Reaching this goal can help to connect the two-thirds of the world that is presently not connected to the internet (source: ITU) and make universal access a reality.


Photo: (Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) executive director, Sonia Jorge)

A4AI’s 30+ members reach across boundaries of geography, industry, and organisation type and include governments, companies, and civil society organisations from both developed and developing countries. Members share a belief that that policy reform, underpinned by robust research and genuine knowledge-sharing, is one of the best ways to unlock rapid gains in internet penetration rates. The Alliance was initiated by the World Wide Web Foundation (, and its honorary chairperson is DrBitangeNdemo, the immediate former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communications, who is widely regarded as the father of Broadband in Kenya.

A4AI has a strong focus on action and announced the following plans today at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s Annual Forum in Abuja, Nigeria, witnessed by communications ministers, policy makers and industry leaders from around the globe:

? The Alliance will begin in-country engagements with three to four States by the end of 2013, expanding to at least twelve countries by the end of 2015.

? Members have committed to a set of policy best practices (enclosed) that will guide advocacy work at the international level. Key policy levers to drive prices down include allowing innovative allocation of spectrum, promoting infrastructure sharing, and increasing transparency and public participation in regulatory decisions.

? A4AI will produce an annual ‘Affordability Report’, with the first edition being unveiled in December 2013.

Commenting, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and founder of the World Wide Web Foundation said:

“The reason for the Alliance is simple – the majority of the world’s people are still not online, usually because they can’t afford to be. In Mozambique, for example, a recent study showed that using just 1GB of data can cost well over two months wages for the average citizen.

“The result of high prices is a widening digital divide that slows progress in vital areas such as health, education and science. Yet with the advent of affordable smartphones, new undersea cables and innovations in wireless spectrum usage, there is simply no good reason for the digital divide to continue. The real bottleneck now is anti-competitive policies and regulations that keep prices unaffordable. The Alliance is about removing that barrier and helping as many as possible get online at reasonable cost.”

DrBitangeNdemo, honorary chairperson of A4AI, added:

“In Kenya, we saw the number of internet users more than double in a single year after we liberalised markets. Now we need to spark the same revolution on broadband costs and access, not only in my country but around the world. To achieve this, we will use our combined voices, leadership and expertise to press for fair, competitive and socially responsible markets.”

Quotes from Global Sponsors of A4AI

Jennifer Haroon, Access Principal at Google, said:

“Nearly two out of every three people don’t have access to the Internet – this is a massive challenge that can’t easily be solved by a single solution or player. The world needs technical innovation and vision to bring more people online, but we also need a strong policy foundation that allows new ideas to flourish. By working alongside Alliance partners, we can help lay the groundwork needed to drive innovation and bring the power of the Internet to more people.”

Ory Okolloh, director of investments, Omidyar Network, added:

“The lack of affordable internet access in emerging markets is a key barrier to large-scale innovation, which in turn stifles social and economic advancement. Omidyar Network is delighted to help lead the formation of the Alliance for Affordable Internet to address this problem. The Alliance has the potential to help millions of people in the developing world come online, unlocking opportunities for them to access information and services that can meaningfully improve their lives.”

Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator of USAID said:

“The growing digital divide is a global issue that can only be tackled collaboratively, and we are thrilled to be working with the diverse and committed group of the Alliance for Affordable Internet to enable even the most remote and impoverished communities to access the wealth of knowledge and connection that exists in the digital world.”

Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation:

“In a world where information sharing and communication is increasingly dominated by the internet, it is essential that everyone should have access to it at prices they can afford. The rapid expansion of all types of ICTs is nevertheless currently leading to ever-greater inequalities in the world, and so the creation of the Alliance for Affordable Internet is timely and important. By working together in carefully crafted partnerships, we can seek to redress this balance and turn rhetoric into reality.”

Download the Full List of Alliance Members:

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the World Wide Web Foundation.


Dillon Mann, Senior Communications Adviser, World Wide Web Foundation / + 44 203 289 7261 / Twitter: @dillonmann

Gabe Trodd, Communications Adviser, World Wide Web Foundation / + 44 7730 522980 / Skype: gabe784

Photographs and interviews available on request.

Further Information

Affordability Facts and Figures

(All from ITU report ICT Facts and Figures 2013 ( unless otherwise cited)

? In the developing world, 31% of the population is online, compared with 77% in the developed world.

? 90% of the 1.1 billion households not connected to the Internet are in the developing world.

? In Africa, 16% of people are using the Internet – only half the penetration rate of Asia and the Pacific.

? Between 2009 and 2013, Internet penetration in households has grown fastest in Africa, with annual growth of 27%, followed by 15% annual growth in Asia and the Pacific, the Arab States and the CIS.

? The gender gap is more pronounced in the developing world, where 16% fewer women than men use the Internet, compared with only 2% fewer women than men in the developed world. A recent report from Intel ( suggests that women are 43% less likely to have access to the internet in sub-Saharan Africa, 33% in South Asia, and 34% in Middle East and North Africa.

? In Africa, less than 10% of fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions offer speeds of at least 2 Mbit/s. This is also the case of several countries in Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and some Arab States.

? Over the past five years, fixed-broadband prices as a share of GNI per capita dropped by 82%. By 2012, fixed- broadband prices represented 1.7% of monthly GNI p.c. in developed countries. In developing countries, fixed- broadband services remain expensive, accounting for 30.1% of average monthly incomes.

Notes to Editors

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) ( is a global coalition committed to driving down the cost of internet access in less developed countries.

A4AI focuses on creating the conditions for open, efficient and competitive broadband markets via policy and regulatory reform. Through a combination of advocacy, research and knowledge-sharing, the Alliance aims to facilitate the achievement of the UN Broadband Commission target of entry-level broadband services priced at less than 5% of average monthly income. In doing so, A4AI will help to connect the two-thirds of people in developing countries who cannot access the internet.

A4AI members are drawn from both developed and less developed countries and include public, private and not-for-profit organizations. The World Wide Web Foundation (, founded by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, initiated the Alliance. Global sponsors are Google, Omidyar Networks, USAID and the UK DFID and the Alliance has more than 30 members.

For more, please visit:

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Doctor Know: A knowledge commons in health

From: Yona Maro

The way we create, access and share information is changing rapidly. Every time we look something up on Wikipedia, rate an experience on Tripadvisor or enter search terms in Google, we are taking advantage of the increasingly sophisticated way in which technology and digital tools are allowing us to capture, refine, synthesise and structure our collective intelligence.

With the ongoing advances of the semantic web, new sources of and different applications for data and cultural shifts towards greater openness and transparency, our capacity for creating and navigating complex knowledge grows.

These trends in the creation and application of knowledge have huge implications for how we access, create and apply information in health, a field where knowledge held by patients, doctors, medical researchers, nurses, carers, community providers, families and others is all critical in improving our individual health and well-being. Where information is vast and complex – and the need for accuracy and reliability can be a matter of life and death – our ability to orchestrate knowledge in a useful way is a central concern for any health system.


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Who’s not online and why

From: Yona Maro

As of May 2013, 15% of American adults ages 18 and older do not use the internet or email.

Asked why they do not use the internet:

• 34% of non-internet users think the internet is just not relevant to them, saying they are not interested, do not want to use it, or have no need for it.

• 32% of non-internet users cite reasons tied to their sense that the internet is not very easy to use. These non-users say it is difficult or frustrating to go online, they are physically unable, or they are worried about other issues such as spam, spyware, and hackers. This figure is considerably higher than in earlier surveys.

• 19% of non-internet users cite the expense of owning a computer or paying for an internet connection.

• 7% of non-users cited a physical lack of availability or access to the internet.

Even among the 85% of adults who do go online, experiences connecting to the internet may vary widely. For instance, even though 76% of adults use the internet at home, 9% of adults use the internet but lack home access. These internet users cite many reasons for not having internet connections at home, most often relating to issues of affordability—some 44% mention financial issues such as not having a computer, or having a cheaper option outside the home.


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Hackers invade CJ Willy Mutunga communication channels, judiciary promises to act

From: Gordon Teti


For a while now, the Judiciary has been grappling with the vulnerability of its communication, which has manifested itself in hacked e-mail accounts, the tapping of telephones, secret taping of meetings and the doctoring of official documents. The prevalence of these surveillance tactics has concerned the institution a great deal.

This country has fought long and hard to eliminate the culture of fear. Many people have paid a heavy price to eliminate this culture of being gratuitously spied on. In the past, reports have been made to the National Intelligence Service about people hacking into the Chief Justice’s Twitter account; and his email account has similarly been hacked in the past.

Keen to prevent the entrenchment of a mini police state within the institution, various efforts have been made to test whether or not the communication infrastructure in the Judiciary is secure. It cannot be normal that meetings are secretly taped, telephone conversations are habitually tapped and the email account of the Chief Justice – the head of an arm of government – can be routinely hacked.

The Judiciary leadership is determined to eliminate this surveillance culture by closing in on the small, cowardly and criminal enterprise that believes that it can violate official and private communication at will. Anyone who can hack an email can also doctor documents, and is essentially a criminal who deserves to be dealt with in accordance with the law.

This level of investment in surveillance is a clear indication of an overwhelming desire to control all communication. It also suggests that those behind it have something sinister to hide. It is a brazen attempt to take the institution hostage for financial, political, and administrative interests. Even judicial consultation and decisions would be at risk if this culture persists.

Whereas there are ongoing actions to review and audit the institution’s information and technology systems, the Judiciary is also investigating possible acts of criminality arising from the prevailing circumstances. The content of the statements published in a section of the media in reference to ongoing investigations within the Judiciary will not draw comment for now.

Indeed, as everyone is aware, the Judicial Service Commission has scrupulously followed due process and studiously avoided issuing statements on these investigations to steer clear of prejudicing the public interest or private reputations.

The Judiciary leadership is determined to conclude this matter in the right forum, and not to try any issue in the media.

Kwamchesti Makokha
Communication Office
Office of the Chief Justice

NOTE from the desk of Gordon Teti
It is payback time for the “six people” who presided over the presidential election petition at the Supreme Court following the contested Kenya presidential elections in March 2013. Surely, whoever said choices have consequences! Mutunga and his team are reaping the benefits of endorsing a rigged presidential victory.

FKPV Radio -Diaspora Voting Discussion with Presidential Candidates Kenya 2013

From: AKPA

Proudly Kenyan…..A tribute to one that fell and the legacy they left behind in our beloved country.

The tribute last night at the museum was moving, so in keeping with the depth, height, breadth and weight of the late professor’s writing. The siege at Westgate is still ongoing and a climate of fear permeates the air, but about 150 people showed up. Love and respect were palpable in the room. Two of Professor Awoonor’s sons, his daughter and niece, the Ghanaian High Commission and several Ghanaians came. We sang the Kenyan and Ghanaian national anthems. Most of us read from his works, many of which are elegies, hauntingly beautiful funeral songs inspired by his Ewe traditions. Kwame Dawes’ and John Sibi-Okumu’s tributes moved us to sorrow-tinged laughter. Tears threatened to overcome Nii Parkes, Paula Kahumbu and Warsan Shire during their tributes. Several others read from Professor Awoonor’s work including the Occupy Nairobi poets, Teju Cole, Michael Onsando, Aghan Odero of the Kenya Cultural Centre, Njeri Wangari who served as MC, and Binyavanga and Billy Kahora of Kwani, myself (Muthoni Garland) and others.

One of the outcomes of his passing is a surge of interest in Professor Awoonor’s work – younger poets, in particular, demand we get his work to Kenya. The irony is that Africa is where is it most difficult to access books by Africans, even the most prominent! The Ghanaian High Commissioner said to me, “Next year, I will bring you more writers from my country. That is what Kofi Awoonor would have wanted.” Auma Obama not only sent a tribute that we read, but she also confirmed that she is ready to be our next Storymoja Hay Festival Director to rally our spirits and ensure that the greater cause is not buried under by this tragedy. Nii Parkes, Teju Cole, Atinuke and Jenny Valentine insist they want to be on the SMHF programme next year. As Aleya Kassam said, “Just when we were feeling way too overwhelmed to imagine continuing on this journey, it seems we must.”

We will print out the tributes and paste them in the book of sympathy that most people signed, and give them to his family, together with the photos and voice recordings of his last class, a master-class in which he talked about ‘death and a writer’s legacy’, to his family.



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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned: The story of Njeru Mucheru

From: Kuria-Mwangi

This woman can make any adulterous man become monogamous. The husband must be peeing in his ofuongo. She has really washed dirty ofuongos in public.

Woman Turns To Internet To Vent Out Her Frustrations

Kenyan woman takes to social media to save her marriage

Kenyan woman takes to social media to save her marriage
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A Kenyan woman is going to unusual lengths to save her marriage. Njeri Mucheru is fighting back on what she terms as her husband’s “deaf ears” through her blog Njeri narrates how she came to find out that her husband was HIV positive even before they were married. She says however that through the 9 years of marriage and 3 children, she is still HIV negative. Njeri says once she discovered her husband’s infidelity, she has not been speaking to him nor picked up his phone calls. This prominent lawyer has turned to blogging to seek the public’s help in reaching out to her husband for him to get saved. She says this is the only way she is ever talking to him again. Here is part of the blog….

Lesson 2 of her blog:
On the night of Friday 5th July 2013, my husband came and knocked on the door to the room I was sleeping in. I had been sleeping in the visitor’s room for several months after I decided to end my marriage. I would not have opened the door had I not been sleeping.

I never spoke to my husband. I stopped speaking to him many months before I moved out of our bedroom and eventually even stopped picking his calls. For many months we lived in complete silence. I never asked him for anything at all. Thanks to my God, I have a successful career and was making my own money which was enough for me to provide for myself and my three children sufficiently.

On that night, when I opened the door and saw my husband standing there, I almost collapsed. I quickly came to my senses and listened to what he had to say. Fortunately he had not learned of what I had been doing for the last 4 days. I had been moving mine and my children’s clothes and personal effects to my mum’s house with the intention of leaving him and taking the children with me. He was not aware that this night was the very last night I was ever to spend in that house.

He said that he wanted to talk to me and I quickly said that I couldn’t talk because I was sleeping and perhaps we could talk on the next day. I will never know what it was that he wanted to talk about because the next day I left before he was awake. I did not want to talk. The last time we talked, I expressly told him that I was done talking. There really was nothing left to say. I had said, heard and seen enough to know that I was never meant to have survived my marriage. I was never meant to have had any children and if I had any, even my children were never meant to survive the marriage.

God is good. He is a good God. He taught me to forgive my husband and move on with my life. Forgiveness really truly is not for the person who hurts you but for you who is hurt. What my husband had done was unforgiveable. I was nevertheless able to forgive him when I realized that what he had done had destroyed him and not me or my children. Like Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego, I had been put into a burning furnace and came out not even smelling of smoke!

Today I want to teach you about forgiveness and just how easy it is when you know what it means to forgive.

You can only forgive a person when you are able to rise above your own pain and hurt and realize the following:-

1. Anyone who hurts you has been hurt. More often than not, that person was not hurt by you.

2. Anyone who hurts you hurts too.

3. You will never understand why anyone hurts you.

4. You can understand that anyone who hurts another is motivated by his/her own pain and not by his/her own pleasure.

5. Being hurt by someone is a choice.

6. The only alternative choice to being hurt is to change. You either hurt or you change.

7. Never wait for the person who hurt you to change. More often than not, that will never happen.

8. It is you, and not the person who hurt you, who has to change for you to stop hurting.

9. Even if, by some miracle, the person who hurt you changes, you will never stop hurting until you change too.

10.The change you have to make is to strive to become a better person.

11. You cannot change yourself.

12. Only your maker; your creator; the one true living God, can change you and make you a better person.

13. Forgiveness is the only means by which to stop hurting and choose to change.

14. Forgiveness comes when the hurt is worth the change you see in you.

15. You can never become a better person if you never get hurt.

Summary for This Lesson:-

Do not let the pain hurt you, let it change you.

Tip for this lesson:-

The lesson is in the doing. Don’t try to understand forgiveness; just do it.

Fast forward to….Lesson 27 of her blog……

My husband called me yesterday. I do not pick his calls. I do not speak to him. I stopped speaking to him because he does not listen to me. He does not listen to anything I say.

Since I discovered about his infidelity, I came to realize that everything I ever said to him was stored in a folder in his mind for future use.

At one time, he told me that someone called him a ‘gold-digger’. He then said that I was going around telling people that I am the one who supports our family and not him. He reached this conclusion because according to him, I always told people about the things that I had done like when I paid for the new sofas in our home. This is when he was telling me what was wrong with me. He said I was boastful.

At another time, he reminded me that I once compared him to one of his relatives and told him that he was refusing to think and with that I meant that he and his relatives are fools; so I look down on them.

I am unable to explain myself to my husband and he is unable to hear me let alone understand me. I also do not want to get into any argument with him. The image of me that he has concocted in his mind is a lie. I am not who he thinks I am.

I was told that he was calling me because he is afraid of my speaking at the Ignite Summit.

My husband’s greatest fear is for people to know who he really is.

I on the other hand find great joy in revealing my true self to the whole world.

In order to get saved, God made me face my greatest fear which was being rejected by a man that I loved. It is true that I was proud. I believed that I was all that and my husband was lucky to have me as his wife. The realization of just how little my husband valued my love for him tormented me and almost killed me.

Now it is my husband’s turn to get saved. We are saved by the grace of God. I believe that my husband can get saved because God is using me to make my husband face his greatest fear. God never fails and cannot be defeated. My husband will get saved. You wait and see.

We are married. We are one. So the same rules apply to my husband as they applied to me. I got saved, so will he.

Anything I ever said or did ended up in the folder in my husband’s mind from which he extracted all manner of accusations against me to tell his girlfriends what was wrong with me. In the same way, anything my husband says or does will end up on this blog.

The difference here is motive. My husband’s motive was to demean me; my motive is to save my husband. There is a very important point to gather here. What my husband did showed me what was wrong with me and when I realized what was wrong with me, I changed and got saved. I am doing the same for my husband.

My husband’s number is 0722523443. He also has a celtel number 0733523443. (The last five digits of his current receptionist/girlfriend’s number are 23443).

At this stage, I would like to make a special request to you, my readers.

Any of you who is determined to see my husband get saved, please call him for me and give him the following message:

Tell him that because he is the father of my children, I love him and what I am doing writing this blog and speaking at the ignite summit and appearing on television where I am telling, and will tell the whole world about what he did to me, is motivated by that love. He should therefore just relax and not fear anything. Tell him that I want him to get saved so that he can be able to hear me when I talk to him and it is only when he gets saved that I will start talking to him again. For now, he will have to talk to me through others. Ask him whether he has any message for me and listen to the message. Whatever happens when you call, post it as a comment to this lesson.

The ‘Save David Campaign’ is not a one woman show. I cannot save him alone. You guys have to help me.

David has to come to a realization that the real him is as wonderful a sight to behold as the real me is. He should remember just how young, slim and beautiful I became once I faced my greatest fear and let God help me overcome it.

Come to the Ignite Summit on Tuesday 17th September 2013 and watch me on K24 on Friday 20th September 2013 at 8.30pm and come to the GSAS on 28th September 2013 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and see for yourself.
Summary for This Lesson:-

The real you is a wonderful sight to behold.

Tip for this lesson:-

Find your greatest fear and face it head-on.

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Veritas liberabit vos
The truth Shall set you free

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