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"ruto" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Well, if there's one thing that should make us anxious, is of course climate change and it's time to speak now to Chloe Ferrand, who's a senior reporter and investigations lead for climate home news. Chloe, the United Nations General Assembly as we know is in session at the moment. Can you tell us more about the pressing climate issues being discussed there? Yes, well, good morning, Georgina. Well, the UN General Assembly is a moment for the world to reflect on some of the big challenges and set priorities for the year. And of course, tackling climate change is one of them. Although this year, there are concerns that the war in Russia and deepened geopolitical tensions are eroding momentum on climate action. So UN secretary general Antonio Guterres didn't mince his words on Tuesdays when he talked about the perils facing the world in his opening speech to the session. And so in his words, we are gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction and the international community is not ready or willing to tackle the big challenges of our time. That that is the case for climate change. He is saying, and that is also partly because of a lack of international corporation. So on the climate front, one way this manifests itself is the lack of funding for nations reeling from climate disasters. So you will remember, for example, devastating flooding in Pakistan, one of the world's worst ever climate disasters. Now the Pakistani government faces a reconstruction bill of $30 billion. This might surprise some listeners, but currently wealthy nations have obligations to provide funding to help developing countries cut emissions and help them adapt to climate impacts. There is no obligation for them to provide money to help them recover from climate disasters. So at the moment, humanitarian aid is playing that role, but the amount of money that is being raised is often inadequate and is often slow to reach people. So developing countries have called for a new funding channel to help nations address losses and damages caused by climate disasters. In the UN jargon, this is simply referred to as loss and damage. Now back to the UN General Assembly, all this context is relevant because the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has been trying to break the deadlock on this. What's happening is a wealthy nation of resisting cause to provide bespoke and additional loss and damage, finance, despite what we've seen in Pakistan and in other places around the world. So on Tuesday, he called on advanced economies to tax record profits, oil and gas companies have been making since the start of the war in Ukraine. And redirect some of the money to developing countries like Pakistan. So then can recover from climate disasters. Now this proposal is compelling because it makes the polluters pay for the consequences of their pollution. But there's also limitations that analysts have been discussing over the last couple of days. These windfall taxes on oil and gas companies are designed to be temporary. For example, in the UK, it's been announced for three year period only, whereas this need for funding for victims of climate disasters requires a much more longer term solution. Now one thing that we should just note from this week is that on the sideline of the UN General Assembly, I mean, this is really being discussed at the leaders level. This is really dominating some of the discussions. But on the sidelines, Denmark, this small Nordic country was the first country in the world to actually pledge some specific loss and damage finance. Scotland's done it before, but Scotland isn't a nation, a member state of the UN. So the amount of Denmark's pledge is small, we're talking $13 million only Pakistan needs 13 30 billion, but symbolically, this is really significant. And the question now is, will others follow? No, absolutely. Just time for a very, very quick look at this congressional investigation in the U.S. into climate disinformation. Yes, I think it's surprising that this story hasn't got more media attention. So this trove of emails are exchanges between a big oil companies like Exxon, Chevron and shell, and lobbyists working on their behalf. So this congressional investigation are basically has led to the disclosure of more than 200 pages of these internal emails. And basically the exposed oil companies lobbying tactics and how they think about their public image and reputation. So what really is happening here is that the inner workings of the PR machine serving these oil companies is really being exposed. It shows, for example, the eggs on mobile and Chevron tried to water down the climate commitments of the oil and gas climate initiative, which is a group of oil and gas companies which aims to accelerate emission cuts. Shortly after joining the group, Exxon and Chevron tried to remove language in support of the Paris agreement. Which obviously experienced a lot of pushback in this group. And there's another few examples of, for example, a shell, the lobby is working for shells and internal emails from them, for example, saying that basically NGO campaigns have been really effective against some of their operations. And in one email or shell, press officer wishes bed bugs on climate activists. How extraordinary Chloe, thank you very much, indeed, that's Chloe farran there. And this is the globalist on monocle 24. And finally, we tend to Switzerland where the 18th Zürich film festival kicks off today. Over the next 11 days, a total of a 146 films will be shown, 15 of which are world premieres. The festival has been growing in importance over the last few years, becoming a platform for fall and winter premieres across Europe. Well, earlier, monocles color to rebel caught up with Christian youngin, who's the artistic and executive director of the Zürich film festival. Carlos started by asking him about what to expect of this year's edition of the event. Last year we had over 100,000 visitors and this year, it looks even better. We kicked off ticket sales on Monday and it is going way above our expectations from the moment you have big names to announce such as Eddie Redmayne or Serbian Kingsley, people get interested. And it's very funny to see how different stars trigger different audiences. The younger audience is really going for Eddie Redmayne. The day we announced that he would attend, we had teenagers coming to our offices, asking for tickets. And the surveying Kingsley is very popular with bourgeois audience, maybe because of the film in daliland he plays Salvador
"ruto" Discussed on AP News
" Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world upon taking the throne in 1952, but many were unwilling and her death is stirring complicated feelings in Commonwealth countries like Kenya. I'm Ben Thomas with a closer look. On behalf of the people of Kenya. On behalf of the government of Kenya and on my own behalf, we commiserate with the people of the UK. Kenya's new president William Ruto signing a condolence book for the queen at the residence of the British high commissioner. In London. I love the queen. Kenyan Esther Raven or joined the crowds playing their respects. She's a true role model. She loved us all but in the foothills of mount Kenya, Matthew Y Reggie, says he can not mourn Queen Elizabeth, saying up the British. Those people, they took our land. 90 year old took part in the mau mau rebellion of the 1950s. I was there. For three years, and he says conditions were harsh. I did naked for about the month of June July when Kenya is very cold. Over 100,000 canyons were rounded up and it wasn't until 2013 that the British government apologized, paying millions in and out of court settlement to those who were tortured. Kenya declared its independence from Britain in 1963 and joined the Commonwealth of Nations, many credit Queen Elizabeth for embracing the wave of independence in Africa in championing the Commonwealth. President Ruto notes Elizabeth learned she had become queen while visiting Kenya and for many of his countrymen, he says. That is very sentimental. I'm Ben Thomas.
Queen Elizabeth II lies in state as throngs pay respects
"Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world upon taking the throne in 1952 but many were unwilling and her death is stirring complicated feelings in Commonwealth countries like Kenya I'm Ben Thomas with a closer look On behalf of the people of Kenya On behalf of the government of Kenya and on my own behalf we commiserate with the people of the UK Kenya's new president William Ruto signing a condolence book for the queen at the residence of the British high commissioner In London I love the queen Kenyan Esther Raven or joined the crowds playing their respects She's a true role model She loved us all but in the foothills of mount Kenya Matthew Y Reggie says he can not mourn Queen Elizabeth saying up the British Those people they took our land 90 year old took part in the mau mau rebellion of the 1950s I was there For three years and he says conditions were harsh I did naked for about the month of June July when Kenya is very cold Over 100,000 canyons were rounded up and it wasn't until 2013 that the British government apologized paying millions in and out of court settlement to those who were tortured Kenya declared its independence from Britain in 1963 and joined the Commonwealth of Nations many credit Queen Elizabeth for embracing the wave of independence in Africa in championing the Commonwealth President Ruto notes Elizabeth learned she had become queen while visiting Kenya and for many of his countrymen he says That is very sentimental I'm Ben Thomas
Injuries in crush at stadium as Kenya inaugurates president
"Schools of people have been crushed and injured as Kenyans force their way into a stadium where politician within Ruto is inaugurated as president Crowds push and shove to enter kasuri stadium to witness the inauguration ceremony Ruto narrowly won the election in East Africa's most stable democracy over longtime opposition figure Raila olinga the Supreme Court last week had rejected challenges to the official results Ruto's taking power in a country heavily burdened by debt that will challenge his efforts to fulfill sweeping campaign promises made to Kenya's poorest sector I'm Charles De Ledesma
"ruto" 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.
"ruto" Discussed on WBUR
"Danger. What we are seeing here is complete destruction. Everything these people owned is destroyed. Every bit of their land, every piece of their belonging is gone with the water. Military helicopters carry out daily rescue operations in this remote area. But there are not enough of them to reach every part of this vast province. At a relief camp in their jamali district, families get basic aid, but the emotional toll of this disaster is clear. The water was high, my husband and I picked up our children, but the water was flowing very strongly. We tried really hard to keep holding on to our children's hands. They kept slipping. My husband held my hand and kept telling me to stay strong to keep walking and not to be scared. And the fear now is that time is running out for some of those most desperately in need. For Javad reporting from southern Pakistan, you're listening to the newsroom from the BBC World Service, Neil, as I headlines. Police in Canada are hunting for two suspects after ten people were stabbed to death in a series of attacks in Saskatchewan. Voters in Chile have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed new constitution that would have transformed the country's social and economic structure. High security is in place in Kenya ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on the presidential election result. Last month, the head of the Kenyan election commission declared that William Ruto was the Victor in the election, but not all the commissioners agreed and the man who was narrowly defeated Raila houdin disputed the result. Can you Supreme Court will give its judgment in a few hours time? And soy reports from Nairobi. Rhodes leading to the call to have been closed. Many schools will be sending people's home early today and more security teams have been deployed to potential hotspots of violence across the country. The Supreme Court made history 5 years ago when it annulled the outcome of the poll citing procedural irregularities and illegalities. This time, railroad dingo wants it to overturn the result and either declare him winner or order a rerun. He's accused his rival of hacking the electoral bodies systems and deducting some of his votes, claims both the commission and mister Ruto denied. Mister Odinga also wants the electoral commission's chairman but from overseeing another poll. Four out of 7 commissioners, dissolved the results announced two weeks ago and supported mister Odinga's petition. And soy in Nairobi. Later today, Britain will know who is going to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister. A 160,000 members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party have been choosing between two candidates, the former Chancellor of finance minister Rishi sunak has been badly trailing his opponent, the foreign secretary Liz truss in every recent opinion poll the year announcement of who has won will come at about 1215 net today 1115 GMT. Our economics editor. Islam assesses the scale of the economic challenge for whoever wins. This is the economic reality facing the new prime minister. Inflation at 10% and heading higher on the official forecast, it might even go above 15%, 5, or even ten times target. Then the general economy, that's already falling and heading for a 1990s style recession, according to the Bank of England. The core of it all, energy prices in international markets, having gone up incredibly and tomorrow prices might shoot up again, reflecting the impact of Russia's decision to keep a key gas pipeline to Europe shut. And all of that is set against already rising government debts. Indeed, some signs this week that markets already seeing extra risks in the UK, with rates for government to borrow long-term, having shut up over the past month. The value of the pound has fallen notably too down close to 6% against the U.S. dollar and over 3% versus the Euro since the start of August. So what can the next leader do? We're expecting some sort of significant effort to help people with bills using help from public money or a system of repayment on bills over several years, as yet there's no detail though, Germany has just announced a 56 billion pounds package. If Liz trust wins, she says she'll help people keep more of their money by cutting taxes within a month. And she also intends to cancel a planned rise in taxes on corporate profits. So the new prime minister will have to choose what to prioritise right now the emergency help or more general tax cuts. It is to sum up an economically troubling time with a very big set of decisions, needing to be made within days that will very quickly impact every household in the country. Our economics editor Faisal Islam and the new prime minister will take over on Tuesday. The police shooting of an Aboriginal teenager in Australia in 2019 sparked nationwide protests as thousands demanded justice for cuman J walker. The 19 year old died after being shot three times during an attempted arrest in a remote community in central Australia, a police officer was later cleared of murder. Today an inquest into mister walker's death has opened in the desert city of Alice springs, our correspondent Phil Mercer is following the hearing from Sydney. This was the shooting of command J walker at a place called UN demu, which is about 300 kilometers from Alice springs. This was back in November 2019. Police officers had gone to detain the indigenous man. There was a struggle and a police officer was stabbed in the shoulder by the teenager with a pair of scissors. Now the police officer Zachary rolfe, then shot mister walker three times. He was taken to the local police station where he died. Many broader questions about policing in northern Australia remain and that's where the inquest that's just started in Alice springs comes in and it hopes to answer some of the broader questions about policing in that part of the country. Yeah, specifically what will it be looking at? Broadly, the inquest is investigating the circumstances surrounding command J walkers, death, it aims to look at very significant questions what happened inside that particular house in UN demu, was it appropriate to send in police officers carrying military style weapons and is there evidence of systemic racism or cultural bias in the northern territory police force, this inquest will hear from about 80 witnesses over the next three months, including constable Rolf. It's being heard before coroner Elizabeth Armitage. And she's been detailing the sequences of events that day, including how the indigenous teenager came to be the focus of the police that particular day. So this will be a long and exhaustive investigation into the death of this teenager in 2019. Phil Mercer talking to me from Sydney. Searchers are underway for a private jet that crashed in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Latvia. The plane had been due to land in Germany, but changed course. Air traffic controllers were unable to make contact with the crew. The newsrooms Richard Hamilton has been following the story. It left Perez and Spain at 1256 GMT and the flight proceeded normally until air traffic control over Spain lost contact with the plane. And the aviation source news website says it continued to overfly the German city of cologne its destination and continued on a direct track into the Baltic Sea. German and Danish warplanes from NATO were sent to inspect the aircraft, and
"ruto" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Odinga gave earlier in the week wasn't seen as very convincing and I think we really have to see what the legal challenge is going to be in detail, but so far there aren't that many people throwing themselves behind him with this assertion that the election might have been rigged. In terms of the media coverage, do you get the sense that there is an amount of nervousness in the media thinking back to memories of 2017 and 2007, especially, and they don't want to be seen to be stirring anything up. Are they trying? Do you think to report this calmly? So yes, the media coverage is fairly restrained fairly calm. It's been one of the most peaceful election campaigns we can remember and even the drama on Monday when the results of being announced there were scuffles as naveena mentioned. We didn't really see elevated tensions in the country. So I think elections in Kenya are increasingly becoming banal even the turnout was not as high as in the past which shows you that people don't really see it as a life and death matter. So I think that's important. And just to add to navigate point, it really does look quite dramatic and I can imagine to an outside observer to see the divisions in the electro commission. But that's very common in Kenya. In past elections, the control of the electro commission is very contentious. It's very political in 1997, the opposition threatened to boycott because of their composition of the electro commission in 2007, we saw a very controversial appointment which helped to trigger the crisis in 2018 again three commissioners resigned. So it's part for the cause when it comes to Kenyan elections. And naveen, what have we heard from president elect Ruto specifically about Odinga's dispute of the result? Is he engaging with this argument or just plowing serenely ahead as the president elect? I think mister Ruto is very confident that he has won the election on the day of the announcement after the scuffles after the delays.
"ruto" 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
"ruto" 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.
"ruto" 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
"ruto" 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.
"ruto" 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
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
"ruto" 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
"ruto" Discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily
"Pedro sula, Honduras for the monitor. In our progress roundup, we go big from a giant photo album that helps track species in the Amazon to a Pacific island that is protecting 100% of its seas. You can find the full roundup of this week's points of progress by Erica page in today's issue. Now, commentary from the monitor's editorial board on Kenya's new civic sensibilities. If all goes well in Kenya's August 9th presidential election, it will result in a rare occurrence in Africa. The second consecutive peaceful transfer of power after a fair vote. That reflects more than simply fatigue with past political violence. It underscores how democratic norms have matured since Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010. The two main presidential candidates Raila Odinga and vice president William Ruto have been quick to condemn acts of political violence. Such acts as mister Ruto are divisive and tear down democracy, such comments represent a break from the past when candidates often stirred up conflict between rival ethnic groups for electoral gain. In one of the most troubled regions in Africa, challenged by drought, Civil War, and Islamist extremism, Kenya is showing how democracy can take hold. When society embraces a higher identity
"ruto" Discussed on The Latched Mama Podcast
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"ruto" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Pull around the country have finally started voting. But the legal war over whether all of those votes get counted is already intense on Kai, right and on the United States of anxiety. This week, we report from Wisconsin, where community organizers have spent months trying to rescue democracy from a pandemic now Parts of assault on voting itself. Join me for the United States of Anxiety Live this evening at 6 93.9 FM, Am 8 20 of you in white. Coming over. These are in the next few minutes, took his treating President Trump Fork over 19 so he could be discharged tomorrow Monday, but also admitted today that he had been given oxygen. Also, we'll talk to Sweden's top infectious disease expert was the country write to charge a different course to its neighbors. Massai Corona virus, and the lack of new blockbusters may force thousands of cinemas. All that's coming up after the news. 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Tens of thousands of people joined protests in cities across Belarus for the eighth Sunday in a row. A policeman has appeared in court in Chile after being arrested for allegedly throwing a teenager into a river during a protest the officer Denys deliberately causing harm to the protester. One of the biggest matches in Italian football has been called off for the last minute after Napoli failed to turn up to play you've enters due to row about Corona virus tests. The dispute started when to Napoli players tested positive for covert 19, prompting the local health authority to order the team to remain in isolation on not to travel to Turin for the match. The legendary Japanese designer cancer. Takada has died at the age of 81 from the Corona virus. Kenzo was the first designer from Japan to make it in the competitive world ofthe French fashion. BBC news. Around next the latest on President Trump's health. But first we're going to turn to Kenya, where two people have been killed and several injured in clashes between supporters of Kenya's president Hurricane Yetta and those backing his deputy William Ruto. Rival supporters pelted each other with stones and burnt tires. A CZ Mr Rooter attended a church service in a political stronghold. Of the president. BBC Africa's manually Guns in Nairobi has been telling me more the ban tyres on the road. They were pelting stones at each other than police had to use tear gas to try and disperse them. And this also moved on to the church where the deputy president was supposed to be. The police unfortunately, threw tear gas inside the touch, and they had to stop the proceedings at some point. Deputy president himself has apologized and condemned the clashes that happened and asking for a bit of come among the his followers and the followers of the president to looking ATA. They have these two men being rivals in the past, but had been in a political alliance. Why have they fallen out now? In 2012. They came together. They had that case off people's election violence of the International Criminal Court, but it did come together with the promise of uniting the country because off the huge tribal divisions within Kenya. They also pledged to deal with corruption but within the government itself because they've had to share some of the Cabinet positions. It has been very tense over the years. The deputy president wants to run for office in 2022. The only problem is that some people who are like to the president himself who cannot are opposed to his bid to run for office, and this has created Ah, huge tension and summon lease have actually said. That the tensions that are being witness right now in the country who turn out Unfortunately to what we witness in 1007 when they're bloody clashes, tribal clashes that led to the deaths off more than 1000 people. Quite a complicated situation in the country right now, why the president's supporters so opposed to Mr Ruto standing given that Mr Canasta Constand again, can he The political alignments in the country, and what the allies off the president have been talking about is they do support different candidate in the 2022 elections there supporting the former prime minister in Kenya? Who's the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, and therefore they see The campaigns by the deputy president as being premature so on one and they say that the country should be concentrating on issues that have happened in the country, particularly also the covered 19, which has hugely affected the economy of the country. They said the deputy president should be addressing those issues rather than campaigning. On the other side Deputy president has been saying that he wants to lay ground for addressing poverty, unemployment, particularly among the youth and just to go to the doorstep of the president and told this functions that he has been holding scene that's quite aggressive towards the agenda that the president wants. It was the BBC's Emanuela guns speaking to me from nine.
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"Sorry this episode with the the other seasons. I've sent you through your. Previous rankings in the DISCHORD Elliott, because action, remember to this time the I will go with us. TV's ranking witches episode from best worst episode one. Tokyo digital crisis episode six, the targeted Kingdom episode to wargame, episode seven that Man Joke do episode three and to the Digital World Episode Five, the Holy Digital and episode four in last place Bertram on sores. Where would this episode go? At probably. Just, below targeted kingdom, so Mike third-place. Thinks about also the thing. I'm most enjoying about this new series consistent so much. My Sort of we'd lackluster feeling aside like the battle was a lot better than anything. We've had in previous seasons because we actually had some tactics. We actually had some thoughts going through. It wasn't just hey who can attack with the bigger attack. It was teamwork. It was guru on getting friendship staidness, but if that was the battles all good. Queen, your current ranking is episode six talk. Kingdom episode one Turkey Digital Crisis Episode Seven. The man Joe Cadeau episode fall at the Holy Digital episode to War Wargame episode three into the digital world, and in last place episode four bedroom on sores. Where are we putting episode eight? The children's sage I'm going to put it in first place. which puts me leaves me. Six, one, three, seven, five, two, three four. it was fine. It was very average. It's fine, but you put in place very average bird of. That's fair. Yeah, the you're right that that is. Right. As for me. Cuban mind I've also enjoyed the previous episodes more than Steven Quinn, so my ranking including episode aid is from best worst at six a target Kingdom Episode Five Holy Digital Episode One token digital crisis episode seven demand joke. Episode Four Virgil on source episode to Wargame Eight, the children siege and episode three and to the digital world, so it's in second to last place for me. With three point five as well. Yeah, like given like episode, three was the three for me and episode to a three point eight. I know this'll be new to point. Really Likes Jim on and gives it good. Here I really I really like it, but as I said I was kind of jumping between giving it like a two and the three point five that I gave it, but I looked at my writings, and I was like well. I can't just call myself, Atalaya. To say okay, it's it's too, but is higher in the Charles Molineaux. It's I'm I'm going to put it in there because that's where I want it to be, but I'm kind of glad that we have more or less different. Rankings. Like I'm big fan of that I. Think we can all agree that episode one and episode six both pretty good, though that's true. Spicy our primarily agreement. In, the in watching the show. Yes, that's some. That's the ranking. And next we will answer and read out some comments and questions so first of all. And actually wrote them down prior to the episode this time after just sort of half a million tabs up so well done me. I we have panda hang on twitter, who says and pointing at a mistake that I made just want to point out the domes BA is actually Kim Ruto and touches new as Porto, so that's where I got the borough thing like somebody definitely did say that gunman was brutal..
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