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"odinga" Discussed on WBUR
"Picture a winter scene, the crisp, fresh air, the amazing stillness of the white world, the snap of twigs underfoot. Do you know what doesn't spring to mind? Insects buzzing around your head and yet this is what one crowd science listener experienced in the middle of winter. Where do most insects go in the cold season? And what was that rare winter Nat up to? Join us to find out after the news. BBC News with Neil Nunes, voters in Chile have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed new constitution that would have transformed the country's social and economic structure with almost all the referendum votes counted 62% were against with just 38% in favor. Police in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan are searching for two suspects thought to have stabbed ten people to death at least another 15 were injured. The Royal Canadian mounted a police say they are investigating 13 possible crime scenes, the suspects have been named as Damien and miles Sanderson. High security is in place in Kenya where the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its judgment on a challenge to the result of last month's presidential election. The electoral commission declared the deputy president William Ruto the winner, but his rival Raila Odinga alleges the system was hacked to deduct some of his votes. The British foreign secretary Liz truss is expected to be named as the leader of the governing Conservative Party and the next prime minister later on Monday. She has led a polls of party members throughout the campaign to replace Boris Johnson her only remaining rival is the form of finance minister Rishi sunak. The power grid operator in California has urged consumers to reduce their electricity usage as demand has soared because of an extreme heat wave. The great operators had California was facing the possibility of rolling power cuts as demand is forecast to exceed supply by up to 4000 megawatts. A Turkish warship has docked in an Israeli port for the first time in more than a decade in a further sign of recently warming relations, a Turkish officials over the frigate was visiting Haifa until Tuesday as part of NATO maneuvers in the Mediterranean. BBC News. Ah, summertime in the northern hemisphere. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the bees are buzzing. Everything seems to be outside and having a raucous time.
"odinga" Discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily
"Monitor. Peacemakers and political reforms are transforming Kenya's political culture. Setting an example for Africa's other young democracies. The Kenyan elections are over, but peace campaigner beatriz karoli's work is not done. Miss groy is one of dozens of grassroots activists who sprang into action in the months leading up to Kenya's disputed August 9th presidential elections. The Supreme Court will rule on the disputed results September 5th after veteran politician Raila Odinga challenged official results that showed him losing to William Ruto. Mister Odinga has blamed 5 previous presidential campaign losses on rigging twice sparking deadly riots. Miss Croix's organization called wanna walk in Machina, Swahili for grassroots women, has organized the kind of holistic electoral monitoring, designed to prevent repeats of that violence. In the sprawling township of matare, the group has held community meetings where faith based leaders encourage calm. It's given election day, safety tips. In a deeply marginalized community, perhaps the group's most important work is also the simplest. It checks in on residents and listens without judgment. An uneasy peace holds, but violence and intimidation remain. In matare, Reagan Victor on dingo
"odinga" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Kenyan elections are rarely straightforward. Kenya's previous presidential election in 2017 took two attempts after the result of the first was annulled by Kenya's Supreme Court. The presidential elections of 2013 and 2007 were also disputed, and in 2007, dreadful post election violence left hundreds dead and thousands displaced. Kenya's 2022 presidential election, the results of which were announced this week, has in many respects conformed with recent tradition. It was close. It is being disputed and Raila Odinga lost and claims he didn't. Odinga, a former prime minister, was taking his 5th tilt at the top job. He was extremely narrowly defeated by another fixture of Kenyan politics, William Ruto, who was serving as deputy president to the previous incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. Despite his establishment seeming resume, president elect Ruto pitched himself as the scrappy outsider, leaning heavily on his humble beginnings as one of Kenya's classic hustlers in his case as a roadside chicken cellar. It didn't hurt Ruto's case that the president for whom he deputized endorsed his opponent. Kenyatta and Odinga are both members of political dynasties. Ruto voters had a lot to forgive, persistent allegations of corruption, and indictment eventually dropped by the International Criminal Court over the election violence of 2007. But forgive just enough of them did. Can Ruto see off Odinga's legal challenge. If so, what are Ruto's domestic priorities? And how will he position Kenya on the world stage? This is the foreign desk. One
"odinga" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Let's listen. If I go to my neighbor, he's the only give me sweet if I don't have schools. So if I think some beyond election, then I will look like my neighbor. I want to understand what exactly is going on with the opposition here, ate her, which seems to be the key question. We in the United States witnessed in the last couple of years, a circumstance in which a presidential candidate had clearly a strategy. He talked about how the election was going to be fraudulent months before. And then on the night of the election, according to plan, declared himself the winner without any evidence that he was the winner whatsoever. It was just a lie, but it was part of a larger strategy. When Odinga stopped short of accepting the election results, is that as far as you can tell, a strategy or is he just waiting for the final final final result? What's going on here? I think it's a strategy. If I load dinga has run 5 presidential campaigns before and the last time around, he ran, he lost the courts here throughout that first election, they reran it and right now this started as one of the most credible elections that Kenya has run, they made public raw data about 46,000 polling stations, and he is saying that they're rigged but he's providing no evidence for it so far. Ada, thanks for the update really appreciate it. Thank you, Steve. Enters a Peralta is in Nairobi Millions of students are entering a third full college year since COVID arrived. But this year, there are fewer masks and more in person classes for that more typical college experience, and VR's Alyssa nad warney reports. Do we want to roll this down to your car to get the rest of the stuff? Sure. Outside grace and broad, a residence hall at Virginia Commonwealth university in Richmond. Junior Alex Luna is moving in. His mom Beth is helping him put his stuff, kitchen supplies, laundry detergent, into a big cardboard box
"odinga" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"William Ruto, probably the longtime leader Uhuru Kenyatta is stepping down, revealing a respect for term limits its lamentably rare in Africa. Kenya has become a Beacon of stability and prosperity compared with its neighbors. It's arguably Africa's third most important democracy, and its elections matter, and not just because a clean fight sends a good regional signal. The country has been ravaged by protests and violence after past polls. In 2007, claims of vote rigging led to upheaval that lasted for two months. Ten years later, a similarly contested outcome resulted in the deaths of dozens of people. In both cases, the opposition candidate was rila Odinga, a former prime minister who ran yet again this time. But this year's polls were the most transparent and technologically advanced yet. And though there is some disquiet, mister Ruto ascending from deputy to president, had what might be seen as calming words. I want to tell them that they have nothing to fear. There is no rule. There is nothing there is no room for vengeance. There is no room for looking back. What seems clear is that mister Odinga will once again challenge the result. So the story isn't quite over yet. Yesterday afternoon, after 6 days of counting the vote, the chairman of the electoral commission declared that William Ruto Kenya's deputy president had one Kenya's election by a wafer thin majority. Adrian blomfield is our East Africa correspondent. He secured 50.5% of the vote beating Raila Odinga into second place Odinga secured 48.8% of the vote. So what is it that differentiated the candidates here? We have an election in which we've got two old timers contesting against each other who have been on the political scene in Kenya for a long time. Mister Ruto has very cleverly positioned himself as the voice of the disenfranchised, the marginalised the poorest in society. He has cast himself as the anti establishment candidate, despite the fact that he's very rich and he has been the deputy president for the last 9 and a half years. He has succeeded in transcending ethnicity one of the biggest features in electoral politics in Kenya. And we have seen people across tribes supporting mister retails for the first time we've seen class Trump ethnicity in a Kenyan election. And what about mister Odinga? Was the perennial anti establishment voice having contested for previous elections, the last three he was beaten into second place, but this time he won the endorsement of his former foe, the outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta, and so he has now become the establishment candidate. So it's one of the many ironies, the anti establishment candidates has become the establishment candidate, the establishment candidate, the anti establishment candidate. So you can forgive Kenyans for being slightly cynical about this process. And that's one of the reasons why we've seen turnout and much lower than in the two previous elections and it may be one of the reasons why we don't see so much violence this time. And what about the mechanics of the election itself? So we had had a very transparent election in terms of the count until the very last moment. We were waiting for the results to come in. We've been told that declaration was imminent, the opposition, mister Rudy's aides, came out and said that the process had been compromised that the servers had been hacked into of the electoral commission that some of the staff were in cahoots in that and that they did not trust the process and mystery dinga did not turn up for the declaration for an hour or so later, four of the electoral commissioners broke out, gave a separate press conference and said that they regarded the final phase of the camp as a peak. The chairman of the electoral commission then tried to come out to make the announcement he was physically pushed back by members of mister Odinga's team and he eventually had to be escorted out back to the podium under police protection where he declared that mister rito had won. And so where do you think things go from here? Well, we need to look at two things. What is going to be the reaction on the streets? And what is going to be the potential legal challenge so far we have seen some limited protests in Odinga's strongholds, but we have not seen the kind of violence that we have seen after disputed elections in the past, many of which mister Edinburg has been at the forefront of. But essentially, the ground has now been laid for a legal challenge at the Supreme Court. Mister Odinga now has 7 days and some of this, the splitting of the electoral commission is likely to be at the core of this, has it affected the integrity of the vote. So we're going to hear that in the next few days, but it is almost certain that we will see a challenge in the Supreme Court. And assuming this stands mister Ruto does become president what kind of Kenya is he inheriting. Well, he has lots of challenges ahead. Under his predecessor of Uruk Kenyatta, Kenya's economy already the largest in the region did grow. But the development model that was pursued led to a quintupling of public debt to fund large infrastructure projects mainly built by China. So Kenya now faces a potential debt crisis, the IMF has warned that Kenya is in debt distress. There is little headroom for borrowing more. And at the same time because he has appealed to the poorest in society, those expectations are going to be very high. And yet the poorest are those who are suffering most from a cost of living crisis. We could see inflation in the last quarter hitting the low double digits, a fuel and food subsidy that has been put in place before the election is likely to be lifted. So we could see this reversal. People who had expected to see their quality of life improving at the bottom of society could suddenly find that they're going to be living through even tougher conditions and who will they blame for that. Well, mister Ruto clearly, which leads to the question, is he the right man for the job? Do you think? Can he navigate these challenges? On the plus side, William Ruto is a very, very talented instinctive politician. He's hardworking. He's energetic. He's got an incredible command of detail, but he also has a very, very troubling backstory. He came into politics as essentially a bruiser for the former dictator Daniel Laurent moy. After the 2007 election, he was charged by the International Criminal Court with instigating ethnic violence that left 1300 people dead that case was only dropped after prosecution witnesses either recanted or disappeared. He's always denied the charges and he's also faced numerous corruption allegations which he also denies. So in his backstory, there are those strong man tendencies that make him sound a bit like dead Bolsonaro or Narendra Modi or other classic strongmen of that ilk, and you couple that with the populist message of the campaign. So you have got people who are worried. So the Kenyan people have taken a massive gamble in this election essentially. We could see potentially a leader who is able to do great things for the country, but we could also see an authoritarian leader in the making who takes this country down a very different path. Thanks very much for joining us Adrian.
"odinga" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Cairo are on high alert, inspectors from the prosecutor general's office are checking the area which police have cordoned off. The interior ministry said the fire was mainly because of an electrical fault in an air condition. It said many people suffocated due to the thick smoke that filled the place. The world's biggest oil producer Saudi company Aramco has announced record profits of more than $48 billion for the second quarter of this year. The news comes after Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a post pandemic surge in demand for oil sent crude prices soaring. Aramco has seen its net income leap by 90% year on year. Chinese customs officials have seized more than 20,000 maps due for export, which emitted Beijing's territorial claims. It's common for so called problematic maps to be confiscated in China, will Leonardo reports. Customs officers in the port city of ningbo had the maps fail to show the 9 dash line in the South China Sea, the basis for the Chinese government's argument it owns the vast majority of that area. Chinese claims on contested islands such as the Japanese controlled sengoku were also left off. It's not known where the mats were due to be exported to, disputed territorial claims have pitted Beijing against many of its neighbors, especially in the South China Sea, where the Philippines and Vietnam are among countries deeply concerned about Chinese military activity on remote islands. In 2016, an international arbitration court in The Hague said the 9 dash line had no legal basis in a ruling Beijing doesn't recognize. With almost half the results confirmed from Kenya's presidential election, the vice president William Ruto has 51% of the votes just ahead of his rival Raila Odinga on 48% and soy reports from Nairobi. Dramatic scenes were witnessed on the floor of the auditorium where the electoral commission is collating results from the presidential election. There was shouting, scuffles, and an announcement by a party agent declaring the room a crime scene before the microphone was swiftly switched off. There's an air of great mistrust between the two main camps representing the leading presidential candidates. The race is tight, and the electoral commission must by law declared the winner by Tuesday. The country remains peaceful but as it awaits the announcement. And soy reporting. World news from the BBC. This is WNYC in New York. I'm David first. Chance and drums filled saint Nicholas avenue in Harlem yesterday at an anti gun violence rally. We don't stop this what? And if you see something, what you gonna do? Jackie wrote Adams is a cofounder of Harlem mothers save, which brings parents together who have lost children to gun violence, two of her sons were killed in shootings. But
"odinga" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Of the results and the greater the fear of violence, but has this as has been suggested become the most boring election imaginable and is this actually a good thing? Well, joining me now from Nairobi is a journalist naveena Kota, good morning lavina. Good morning. So we are currently still nail bitingly close in the race between rila dinga and William Ruto. This has been going on for several days now. Yes, it's been going on since Tuesday and it might go on over the weekend as well from what we understand. The media organizations you have started counting the votes, but then they stopped. I think they didn't want to go ahead and announce the winner in what is a very contested election. We've had some announcements so far from election observers, including the EU this morning, commending the Kenyans for holding the selection in a very peaceful manner so far. And I have to say everyone is quite mesmerized by this process. Everyone thinks it's a bit slow. But equally, you will find people streaming media coverage off the count pretty much everywhere you go. So we'll see what happens. It is interesting to know that you're saying it is staying relatively peaceful, which many people arguably had been expecting this to be a violent process given what has happened in the past in Kenya. What's changed here? And is that correct? I think, I mean, it's still a bit too early to say whether it is going to stay peaceful, but sulfide has been a peaceful election. I think everyone is very relieved. It has been a peaceful election because the memory of what happened 2007 is still very alive in the mind of many Kenyans. What has happened since 2007 is that there have been some reforms that have strengthened the electoral process to a certain extent. And that's one of the reasons why this count is taking so long. It's because the election authority is has to make sure that the law is followed by the book that announcements can't be made before certain forms are handed in. So at the moment, forms are still trickling in from the constituencies and the national election committee is just taking its time to make sure that the election can not be challenged in the courts because announcements were made to early. Tell us a little bit more about who has decided to take part in this election. I mean, by all accounts, young voters decided to stay at home and it's not because of voter apathy. It was a decision to actively boycott this because the two candidates on the piece of paper in front of them didn't seem to have anything that was relevant to them. No, it is, I mean, like many other African countries is a very young country, the majority of the population is under 30. And if you look at the two candidates, William Ruto, who is the deputy president and Raila Odinga, who is the prime minister, they're both, they didn't really try to speak to the needs and the realities of these people. They did try to style themselves as people who will look after kind of ordinary Kenyans will help them who will provide them with grounds, but nobody really believed in it. I think it's a real sort of young word is really turned against the elites here who they consider to be corrupt and to be only preoccupied with their own economic interests. So I think that's something the next president and over the next four years, they will have to address because these issues are not going to go away. Just tell us then when we are due to expect any kind of result. I mean, are we looking at something in the next 24 hours? Possibly. The election authority has to make the announcement within 7 days. That's the latest by next week Tuesday. But many observers are expecting some announcement tomorrow afternoon. But I think it remains to be seen, they will not want this result to be thrown out by a court as it happened in 2017 because of some procedural issues. So as I said before, they're just taking their time, but we might hear something over the weekend. Thank you so much for joining us on the line. The time is 7 29 here in London, a quick look now at the latest news headlines. The former U.S. president Donald Trump will not oppose the release of a warrant to allow FBI agents to search his home in Florida. Mister Trump repeated the claim that the search earlier this week was politically motivated. The U.S. Department of Justice made a rare request to unseal the warrant, meaning the documents are made available to the public. A so called monster wildfire has continued to rage in southwestern France forests have been destroyed and 10,000 people have been evacuated from their home south of Bordeaux, German firefighters have arrived to help and others from Poland and Romania are expected to join them. The Samsung air lead J young has been granted a special presidential pardon 5 years after he was convicted of bribery and embezzlement. Lee was twice in prison for bribing a form of president. South Korea's government justified the move, saying the de facto leader of the country's biggest company was needed back at the helm. And a gunman who held a bank hostage for more than 6 hours in Beirut because he couldn't withdraw his own savings has been hailed a hero by the public.
"odinga" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Face a tense weight for the results of Tuesday's presidential election. The two frontrunners in this tight race are the former prime minister Raila Odinga and current deputy president William rutu. And Pierre's East Africa correspondent Ada Peralta joins us now from the Kenyan capital Nairobi hi aider. Hey Leila. So you were out all day at the polls yesterday. What was the mood and how was the turnout? The numbers we have seen so far show a historically low turnout. Perhaps the lowest turnout since Kenya became a real democracy. And that's what I heard yesterday a lot of cynicism a lot of apathy that they come to vote every 5 years. And their lives, the lives of ordinary Kenyans stay the same. In fact, right now life is tough, there are few jobs inflation is through the roof, a lot of Kenyans are only eating one meal a day. I talked to one man who had just finished voting. And I asked him if he was looking for change, and he gave me a half smile, and he told me that looking for change in Kenya is like looking for gold in the ocean. And I don't know much about mining, but I checked and getting gold from the ocean is nearly impossible. Wow. This is now expected to be a tightly fought race. You described this low turnout apathy, but tell us more about the two frontrunners that people were choosing between. So both of these guys have been around Kenyan politics for decades that I Lao Odinga is a former prime minister. He has been the perennial opposition leader running for president for the 5th time, and William Ruto is currently the deputy president. But over the past two years, the allegiances in Kenya have shifted dramatically both of these two politicians became friends with enemies and enemies with friends. It's been a soap opera, and in some ways, it has lifted the veil for Kenyans. I think a lot of them started wondering if politics, for which thousands have died in this country, is just a game to their leaders in a lot of them opted out this time around. All right, what you saw at the polls. When are we expecting to get the final results? We already have preliminary results. They're showing a tight race, but the constitution gives the electoral board 7 days to finish their counting. But we should get results by tomorrow or maybe the next day. And past elections in Kenya, they've turned violent. Are there concerns that that might happen this time around? I mean, that's always a concern in the government has deployed a lot of security across the country, but I can tell you that on the street. I heard a lot of apathy, even about defending this election in the past. I would talk to people and they would tell me that if things didn't go their candidates way, they were prepared to die. I did not hear that this time around. I heard a lot of Kenyans wanting this to be over. One analyst told me that perhaps it's a sign and it's a good one, he says that elections in Kenya have become routine. But violence is unpredictable. Everyone is holding their breath. But for now, everything is quiet. Elections routine, but so many people really not. It doesn't sound like they're having hope in the system at all. Yeah, that's right. NPR's ate her Peralta in Nairobi. Thank you so much. Thank you, leyla. In New Mexico, a man is under arrest in connection with the shootings of four Muslim men. Muhammad Saeed has been charged with killing two of them and is being investigated in connection with the other two. The alleged killer and the victims were all part of the community of the Islamic center of New Mexico in Albuquerque, which held an interfaith prayer event last night. All of us make all of us united, make all of us love and go on another. Alice fordham of member station KU and M was there and joins us now. Good morning, Alice. Good morning. So, Alice, this is a tough one. The victims and the suspected killer likely preying alongside each other at the same mosque, I know you've been speaking to people the Islamic center of New Mexico and in the larger community. What are they saying? They're really stunned Layla. So for the last few days, we've been hearing from people in the Muslim community in New Mexico who've been really scared that this series of attacks during the last two weeks or so one back in November were a targeted islamophobic campaign. Hate crimes by someone who hates Muslims. So then to learn that someone was arrested who was from within their community who actually attended this message, this holy place at the Islamic center of New Mexico. It was astonishing. The man arrested and had said he was originally from Afghanistan and the head of the Afghan society of New Mexico, selim ansari spoke at the event. He said he was so sad and shocked that his man was a member of the society that he'd known him personally. He said twice he couldn't believe it. And he thanked people for being there to share this grief with him. Have police said anything about the motive. Definitely nothing concrete at this point. Police are testing firearms. They found to try to establish a connection to the two other killings. The police department said yesterday, it wasn't yet appropriate to call these killings either hate crimes or serial murders. They did say that an interpersonal conflict may have been a factor. Now, there have been rumors that there may have been a sectarian dimension to the killings. And this is very much unconfirmed, but I will say that the president of the Islamic center Ahmad Assad told me yesterday there had been a rumor in the community that the suspect who's from the Sydney branch of Islam was upset that his daughter had married someone from the shear branch. And as I said, the police were aware of this rumor, but he doesn't know if it was a factor in the arrest at all. Just for context, the Islamic center serves a smallish community of a few thousand Muslims, many kinds of Islamic mix there. And mister esa told me that three of the men killed were from the share branch of Islam. One was Sydney. And one more thing was as I'd also said there had been an incident about two years ago when the suspect was excluded from the center for a period of time, after he was accused of slashing the tyres of a car, belonging to a family of another one of the victims Muhammad ahmadi at the Islamic center. And what have you heard from the community about where they go from here? So among the people I spoke with yesterday, they did speak about a fear other people from Muslim communities have expressed to me before that when one among them commits a crime, the whole community or even the whole faith might be seen as violent or extreme. I spoke with samia Assad who was leading the event. It took me back to September 11th. I mean, there's just a time where I just wanted to hide under a rock, and I had the same feeling when I heard the perpetrator of the Muslim faith and I just so unexpected, so unexpected. And so coming out of that number of people express this really strong desire to heal to unify to know each other better, Sanya Assad said, even if this suspect is convicted, this turns out to come from within this community she's determined to keep this Islamic center as
"odinga" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Much about mining, but I checked and getting gold from the ocean is nearly impossible. Wow. This is now expected to be a tightly fought race. You described this low turnout apathy, but tell us more about the two frontrunners that people were choosing between. So both of these guys have been around Kenyan politics for decades that I love Odinga is a former prime minister. He has been the perennial opposition leader running for president for the 5th time, and William Ruto is currently the deputy president. But over the past two years, the allegiances in Kenya have shifted dramatically both of these two politicians became friends with enemies and enemies with friends. It's been a soap opera, and in some ways, it has lifted the veil for Kenyans. I think a lot of them started wondering if politics, for which thousands have died in this country, is just a game to their leaders in a lot of them opted out this time around. Right, what you saw at the polls. When are we expecting to get the final results? We already have preliminary results. They're showing a tight race, but the constitution gives the electoral board 7 days to finish their counting. But we should get results by tomorrow or maybe the next day. And past elections in Kenya, they've turned violent. Are there concerns that that might happen this time around? I mean, that's always a concern in the government has deployed a lot of security across the country, but I can tell you that on the street. I heard a lot of apathy, even about defending this election in the past. I would talk to people and they would tell me that if things didn't go their candidates way, they were prepared to die. I did not hear that this time around. I heard a lot of Kenyans wanting this to be over. One analyst told me that perhaps it's a sign and it's a good one, he says that elections in Kenya have become routine. But violence is unpredictable. Everyone is holding their breath for now. But for now, everything is quiet. Elections, routine, but so many people really not. It doesn't sound like they're having hope in the system at all. Yeah, that's right. NPR's ate her Peralta in Nairobi
"odinga" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Whole faith might be seen as violent or extreme. I spoke with Sanya Assad, who was leading the event. It took me back to September 11th. I mean, there's just a time where I just wanted to hide under a rock, and I had the same feeling. When I heard the perpetrator was up the Muslim faith and I just so unexpected, so unexpected. And so coming out of the number of people express this really strong desire to heal to unify to know each other better as Sanya Assad said, even if the suspect is convicted, this turns out to come from within this community she's determined to keep this Islamic center as a sanctuary for believers. Alice fordham in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Thank you for your reporting. Thanks for having me. Kenyans face a tense weight for the results of Tuesday's presidential election. The two frontrunners in this tight race are the former prime minister Raila Odinga and current deputy president William rutu. And Pierre's East Africa correspondent Ada Peralta joins us now from the Kenyan capital Nairobi hi aider. So you are out all day at the pools yesterday. What was the mood and how was the turnout? The numbers we have seen so far show a historically low turnout. Perhaps the lowest turnout since Kenya became a real democracy. And that's what I heard yesterday a lot of cynicism a lot of apathy that they come to vote every 5 years. And their lives, the lives of ordinary Kenyans stay the same. In fact, right now life is tough, there are few jobs, inflation is through the roof, a lot of Kenyans are only eating one meal a day. I talked to one man who had just finished voting. And I asked him if he was looking for change, and he gave me a half smile, and he told me that looking for change in Kenya is like looking for gold in the ocean. And I don't know much about mining, but I checked and getting gold from the ocean is nearly impossible. Wow. This is now expected to be a tightly fought race.
Kenya in close presidential election amid prayers for peace
"Kenyans are voting in a rather unusual presidential election A long time opposition leader backed by the outgoing president faces the deputy president who styled himself as the outsider East Africa's main economic hub could see a presidential runoff for the first time economic issues could be more important than the ethnic tensions that have marked pass votes with some time deadly results The top candidates are regular Odinga whose vibe for the presidency for a quarter century and deputy president William Ruto who stresses his journey from a humble childhood to appeal to millions of struggling Kenyans long accustomed to political dynasties I'm Charles De Ledesma
"odinga" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"East Africa's largest economy, Kenya, is heading to the polls for one of the closest elections since becoming a multi party democracy, some 30 years ago. Now it comes as clients over the developing nations, pummeled by inflation, rising rates, food shortages, swiftly increasing the debt burdens. Bloomberg's Jennifer Sacha joins us now from Nairobi on election day, Jen. Great to have you with us. Excited you are there. Disappointed I'm not. Tell me, what can we expect today? Yeah, Manus. I mean, everybody is watching this election very closely. As you mentioned, it's one of the most closely watched elections in 30 years and the race is really sort of what we're focusing on here. We have deputy president William Ruto going against this time contender and former prime minister Raila Odinga, who happens to be backed by the current president Uhuru Kenyatta. So that is why a lot of observers are saying this could be a very close race and looming over this election. Of course, is the potential for unrest. We're hoping that that doesn't happen that did happen back in 2007 when 1100 people had died, but for the most part, this is going to be a peaceful election and really, I mean, if you think about it, Kenyans are very frustrated about some of those issues that you just outlined right there. There is unemployment. There's mounting debt here. There is inflation. We saw inflation rise for a 5th straight month in July to 8.3%. And when you think about Kenya and you think about the cost of living and how young Kenyans and average everyday Kenyans are living here, inflation hits differently. And so all of these things are really going to be on the next leader to address and have a plan going forward because it needs to take the economy into better shape than it currently is right now, menace. When I look at Kenya, I see a Kenyan shilling that's been thrashed the local currency. I mean, the biggest one day drop against the Dallas in August of 2020. I'm wondering how that gets sort of rolled into the wider conversation of debt we payments in this election. Yeah, you said that's a great point. And just yesterday we saw the shilling drop even more further weekend against the dollar. And when you think about some of these products that young people, Kenyans here are paying for. They're already facing higher prices. And if they are products that are being bought in dollars overseas with increased rates, that is going to make it harder for Kenyans here to be able to pay for them. And they're already going up and some of the essentials are going up as you mentioned. There's cooking oil. There's flour. There's fuel. We've seen the government come in and subsidize some of these products, but we don't know how that's going to work going forward, especially because of what you just mentioned. There's mounting debt this country has to handle its debt. The IMS suggests that we may here in Kenya be already in debt distress territory, but the two candidates who are running it today, the two leading candidates I should say who are running today have different ideas for how to handle that debt. We have William Ruto, who was saying, Kenyans need to pay back that debt and figure out still how to move forward and how to grow the economy. And also Raila Odinga, who wants to restructure the debt. Yusuf? Jen, fantastic to catch up on this historic day in Nairobi. That's with coverage throughout the day and beyond. When I get to some of the markets at this part of the world, some of the gulf equity indexes, the benchmarks because we are still focused on earnings. We had some important numbers out from international holdings, one of the largest listed companies in the united Emirates, but overall upside sentiment firm with Brent crude, holding close to important technical levels on the Saudi festival. We're up 7 tenths of 1%. We're counting down to salvage and taka today. There's only one thing that matters in the Biden administration. That is the price of gas at the palm. This is from sizzle to fizzle. This is the price of gas at the pump. You're down for 8 weeks in a row. The retail price of gas is now down at a 5 month low, just over $4 and 5 cents. We're already seeing demand destruction at the pumps. Gas pumps are selling 8 to 9% less gas than they did this time last year. Growing up in Brazil, Bridgestone
"odinga" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"Best shared universes are really the only ones that work are the ones that spring up organically. And whether or not trying. There's not some suits in a boardroom. Like you know putting the pieces together like the d. cinematic universe so it's like spiderman came out was a massive hit the opportunity to make wolverine like fingers crossed. They do that justice. And then it's like man like we could be building up. Some big insomniac. Crossover game in like six years. I guess i don't wanna get too far ahead of myself like that that that's kind of where my head is at insomniac. Has this pedigree of success. Now really has a formula down pat at like. I hope that we're starting to get the building blocks of a bigger character. Action games down the line but but you know one thing at a time. Let's let's get spider-man's you in veneman wolverine out away. I honestly it's time to bring the x. Men back back the nineties give the x. Men their time in the spotlight again. That spotlight has waned. We need all of the x. Men back don't let me down insomniac. It's time well. It's definitely happening. Assuming since we only saw a teaser and it was brand. New reveal for insomniacs wolverine. They did mention that spiderman. Two's coming on twenty twenty three. So i'm assuming that will see it a year in the future after that point We touched on god of were a little bit. But i want to hear what you guys think from. What we saw sounds like or was confirmed was a bit of a tease with his hammer. Being shown. and after the showcase they the conducted a short interview. Just sort of how. This isn't going despite the marvel copyright on this isn't going to be the like fear affable love Thor that we've come to know in the universe but more of like that grittier take a little bit more of a disaster zone considering we are talking about ragnarok. They did confirm that. It's thought were ragnarok. Coming in two thousand twenty two couple of their details Before thirty you guys. It will be crushed jen. It sounds like there's a ten dollar upgrade path. So this is sort of the first indication of sony sort of fully moving forward with not doing those Transitional like free upgrades anymore after the last one that they relinquished out to the community. What did we find out more. On the upgrade pass situation. I'm surprised because forbidden west like there's a little bit of a do about having to pay for an upgrade hand. Sony had to backtrack and say okay. Now you can get it for free. So they really want people to pay for those upgrades. It's a little bit like. Ea with their upgrade paths with their sports games. Now if you want to get an upgrade you have to buy the collector's edition which is quite expensive as for ghana for itself. I think i was tweeting a little bit earlier. That every time. I mike i'll play for rag knock but i'm not like super hype for it or anything but then i watched it this trailer for it and having a dog sled it's like bringing me back to god for twenty eighteen. It's definitely continuing on from some pretty interesting threads. A trays sounds like an adorable prepubescent boys at this point now. This voice is audibly cracking its rate clearly a little bit older and a little bit. Eiser question mark Might disagree based on that trailer. Toll time jump to one hundred years of the future because who knows how long it takes little kids to grow up when their norse gods right. I think like this is a story trailers so they show a bunch of new characters and introducing a bunch of you lor odinga's mention and there's a few other cheeses like that and then ragnarok is a a events that is covered in mythology. It's been covered in the marvel. Cinematic universe at a off way and presumably. This is about that. So i think that's interesting. What what's what's funny about four to me is that the series has always been about meeting a bunch of like bod's and mythological creatures and then cradles kills them. That's what the series is like god of war one-two-three like in the spinoff other games and then and then even the last game. It's like we all the gods. They're all assholes right. because because they're god's that's There's good reasoning behind that. They're supposed to be models for how we should behave. Shouldn't and mainly shouldn't these games but like you're introduced to all these things and they all look like boss fights to me now like i can't. I can't take this story seriously very much. Just like okay. I was going to kill or house. Greatest gonna take that hammer and shove it down his mouth and then he gets electrocuted by zone hammer. I guess that's what's going to happen and you know what i'm along for the ride. It's a pretty fun roller coaster for me biggest fan. But i'm a for all based on the two thousand eighteen got worse boss battles. I would assume he does all of that through cutie action. I think that's true. It's just showed him rash like some lizard thing as a centaur. He brings muskrats once. You get into just like you're not doing that again. That's that's exactly right wolf jamming while. Yeah exactly but it is like a really a high fidelity. I think you guys don't like gotta work quite as much as i do. 'cause like i i cannot get enough of that game and i think that was probably i think. Probably my second favorite gain from last gen behind the witness and in but what's so exciting to me about the about that is it was fantastic deserve the accolades in the game of the year. Awards it got. It was fairly restrained like there wasn't much in the way of enemy variety like there wasn't much in the way of a combat variety until kind of the twist in the back half of the game. You reform the same kind of troll. Many bosses over and over the game was fantastic. I absolutely adored it but they have so much to build on like if so many game play in story. Places to explore in the even held back on north north mythology said the number of god's character characters that didn't make any kind of appearance got four one but it never felt lacking and so that. That's what makes it my most anticipated sequel of like sure isn't going to be just more god of war but more but i think they can really get away with it in this instance in a way that maybe some other games can't just just because of how much space is left for them to kind of explore in in show off to us.
"odinga" Discussed on Not Another D&D Podcast
"Which will stop you from getting knocked off the horse and taking more damage or you could be high in the saddle which will have plus five to attack but minus five to your strength or again you can just do it neutral okay. Wow this is awesome. If you fall off the horse you'll be taking more damage so you definitely don't want to fall off the horse but also you may not want to be that conservative because you gotta do damage as well right then for the trial of the mind. Zirk the chaos or changes the battlefield at the top of every round. The effect is decided by six. Ooh most of the things that will just like flash and do something right away but some of the things are a little tricky so you might have to do arcana checked to determine what it's going to do it might need like a certain trigger so you'll kind of out as the fight goes. Can i send my steel defender to wack with zach. Oh so you basically want to pretend like it's cirque familiar. Yeah okay go ahead and give me a deception check. Can i have it like mel into sort of like instead of being a Spider everyone might know me for for sure. To like my. I might turn it into like a little snake. scher ooh. What if i would. If i poured out of a beaker into my hand and it turns into a snake sweet. Go ahead and get me deception. Check with advantage. That's a one and a three. Ooh but three plus wait. My my deception is really good. Eight eleven okay. You see that as erc as you go to like pull this out. Seagram don goes no no. Oh this is a gift for you for. It'll vet you more beers her hanging out tonight. Just take the vile and throws it. Suites okay sorry ability at the top of the round. The gladiator rolled really good on decks. So hank and gladiator are. I are both skeletal horses. Normally this might take some sort of animal handling check. But hank this is like a zombie. Horse like commanded by probably neck romances. Here so it is the most docile. Easiest horse stride. You've ever had it just without even odinga. Neither command is just like. Oh it's time to joust grim. Deng said go all right. You guys both charge at each other. Do you have an attack or a horse riding style that you would like to do. Yes feeling comfortable on this horse. Like a like a taylor in my hands. Since it's on autopilot. I am going to attack aggressively kendall ad plus by to attack minus five to ac. But i won't go whole hog yet. I'll whole hog fish. I should say as well as a standard writing style. Okay i'm gonna say this dude is going to do aggressive attack style and high in the saddle so he has right now. Like a plus eighteen to attack guys charge each other go ahead and make the tax simultaneously. All right okay. That's a twenty four okay Super hits this dude. But he also hits you. He got a agean twenty-seven to hit you guys both hit each other. You guys see they. Crash into each other hit each other shields lances break and like hit the heat each other. Like both in the chest with concussive damage. Go ahead and roll your damage Hank do a d twelve plus your strength plus three thousand six just like a boat with legs hank okay. That's twenty-four damage nice. He did twenty-one damage guys blast into each other huge crash zirk. You hear it from across the battlefield. These dragons are like to well trained to cheer they begin just like Pounding their lances like into the ground and appreciation should have done. the mind. should've done the mind. Expand a charge from this shield as well. Yeah go for it. So that is going to push him fifteen feet. Is that right. Emily while holding it. The wilder can use a reaction immediately after being hit by a malay attack to expend one of the shields charges and put push the attacker. Fifteen feet away. Shield gains one. Four expended charges daily at dawn sweets. Oh i see okay so you go down to three charges. But as as you guys collide. This dude is knocked back so it looks like you just cleaned the students fucking clock. You hear people banging their lances this dude flips off go ahead and do an extra three d six of damage as crashes into the ground. Come on sixes nine. You gotta teach teaching that infusion suites. Hank you took twenty-one damage.
"odinga" Discussed on The Comb
"So what team do you need to get people's attention about an issue. Well you put together a banging every to of course. That's confidence on the team at the cyber safe foundation did with this track called no go formiga warning about a whole load of cybersecurity and fern scams from your perspective. Do you think that the average nigerian would not know if the phone was infected. At some point it would know that he wasn't affected but none of them may not be take several steps back to retrace the steps and know how official math come about. Some of them are just notice orders. Something happening you know. Put it on. What tease exactly. So until a winners increases people begin to ask critical questions. We might not see those changes happen and you have been that people need to get in terms of getting your phones to ensure that saved until the awareness around that increases. Well consumers asking the right questions that making the right decisions around what devices the by what you look how devices and house those red flags just malicious software that can find its way onto your phone and use up your data or worse just a quick search on social media brings up experiences of uses of some smartphones especially handset to the cheaper end of the market complaining an advertisement at seem like they're very much part of the way the phone works. I'll just popping up when uses or an internet browsers but showing up on the home screen on the phone or when using certain apps as well. It's a bit different for melwood because it's more damaging your phone or been useful food but it can still affect the uses experience but let's get started if that's okay go to go. We're going to head to kenya and meet someone who's been taking a look at this so my name is odinga maroon ticket..
"odinga" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"Not been to the outer banks since before i had children back. This is not a big party. Traveling to north to south dakota Traveling with me is always just. I mean i can't. This is not like a game or a pity party. I literally can't remember the last time i did something. That wasn't a sick family. Member wedding funeral dance. Competition or work can't remember it. Well that's sad it you need to here. I'm going to shut up because when people say you need to. They need to shut up. Like if someone doesn't feel what you need you need to put yourself in a in a steaming bathroom that loosen that shut up. I'm not going to tell you what you need to. You know what you need to do for crying out loud. i have You know. I'm gonna be and people are like soon you'll have all the freedom in the world. No i won't. I won't really changes. i mean. Yeah my kids will be back in regular school. Hopefully not in their bedrooms. But i really won't. So i get what you need to plant something for your wife i. I'm beyond help. Don't worry about me. But if your wife is saying to you bob. I need to go somewhere. I need to see something i need to do. Something it doesn't have to be fancier expensive or elaborate. You need to plan something you plan it one hundred percent use. You're out all of it and then you put her in the car and taker there. You know what i think. She's really going to enjoy going to connecticut with me and hanging out with my friends from high school. Listen i'm so desperate joy that we're going to where we go pepys blackie's dodo sally's sally's places. It's bob and sheri use the talk back teach on the free and sherry app and leave us a message. Have you ever been fired sheridan. No no. I've only been fired once from this company. I told you about the city. Directory in providence rhode island where i walked from house the house. Knock on the doors and say could you tell me how many people live here. What kind of tv you have and what kind of carte and after having you know the door slammed in my face one too many times i started making up answers. They figured it out and i was fired. I i have been continually employed since i was nineteen in broadcasting. I just realized that the odinga which you know. Let something but if you've ever seen an old three stooges movie you know that there are some dumb people out there really really done. And i found on buzzfeed a collection of people who were so dumb. Did such stupid things that they got fired. So if you're going out into the world pay attention. Maybe don't do these things guy called into work and asked if we had found his we'd stash work because work was the last time he remembered smoking. Did you know. I mean it's so stupid to do that tells me that job. I know i was thinking about that. I mean that's really stupid to do. First of all it seemed like the day would never end but the other thing is what in the world are you doing stoned at work. I wonder what the percentage especially with Marijuana being legal in so many places now. What's the percentage of people you know. Blazin it up on the job. I think that There are some jobs where it probably doesn't matter if people have a buzz. Now you don't want that in your neurosurgery team from whole third jobs. Where in fact i've i've been in some retail settings where. I'm pretty sure i was doing that. We're rolling is pretty good God if i was working in like oh you know those kiosks they have in malls. We sit on a little chair. I think they issue a head. I think they issue of eight. You're sitting there and you. Sometimes you can call sir You know you'd like a bow tie man check out the bow ties but a lotta times. He just sitting around. I go out of my mind doing that. I bet that's the case sometimes Here's another guy that got fired. A guy told female coworker. He wanted to take her newborn baby home with him to quote inspire his wife to have one she complained and he was fired Like i said there's a lot of really stupid things out there. I worked at a retail store and found one of my co workers using the company ipad that we used to play music in order lunches on to go to craigslist and search for women and and is obviously too stupid to hide his tracks. Too stupid did not delete anything they just. I can't believe you just said that because they didn't delete anything One person says i once had a guy call in sick to the restaurant where we worked right before it started and then he showed up Absolutely you know what face for happy hour while he was supposed to be working at happy hour. You can't do that We had someone fall asleep at his desk with a lit cigarette in his hand in an office. Full of cubicles like six or seven years ago. Smokey was not even legal anywhere indoors. Let alone in an office building like this and the first time he wasn't fired that's right. They gave him a warning and he did it again. What's up with somebody like that. You just don't want the job. The part i love that you know. They're like it's not that he's sleeping at work. Fine okay right. Eight employees these days and a final one years ago at a lumber company had guy less than two hours after he started on his first day he picked up his car with a forklift and stood underneath it to see what was rattling when he when he drove. Not the first day bubba. Just don't.
"odinga" Discussed on Opening Arguments
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"odinga" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
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