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"william ruto" Discussed on The Vulnerable Scientist
"You're listening to the fad episode of our new series where we are letting Kenyans give their views on their result GMO ban being lifted after a cabinet meeting on a October 3rd, which was shared by the sitting Kenyan president, doctor William Ruto. Who happens to be a scientist with a PhD in ecology. This comes after a ten year ban by a previous public health minister. If you want to find out how and why, listen to our previous episodes. After our previous episodes where we had a cancer researcher doctor Victor aurea and our plant back to largest who has made a GMO before doctor Susan Wong, of which one of them are Kenyans, I'm quite surprised with the interest when it comes to the spike of dumbo as I got from this to episodes. When I'm still doing the interviews, I found a lot of questions and worries around their regulation of the GMO. So this made me send some more questions to a previous Kenyan regulator for her comments, working at the NBA national by 60 authority. I also reached out to biosafety officer from national biosafety authority, but before we get to that, let's have some comments from typical Kenyans. On this episode, I am bringing one of those typical Kenyans that read widely on topics not related to their daily work. When I asked her, why she accepted to comment on the issue, here is what she had to say. The thing is, in my house, I have 9 children. Wow. Why? So anything that will feed them. You need. I'll need the food. I don't need to worry that we don't have enough rain. When we don't have enough rain, then there's no food, then it becomes expensive and so hot. So as a parent, not only looking out for me, actually, also looking out for my children. Hoping that one day they will perpetuate my gym.
"william ruto" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"Is that you can wait to catch copies and hi any money we are calling zooms your car requires William Ruto by their poor cars is a one goes. This is a call or take a look. You can really come along. The leaders in Azure are not interested in many jobs whatsoever from the executive. We already have a lot of what to do. Keeping the executive and the check. The legislature is an arm of government. Can anybody ever give one guess? Can Lusaka kill him? Environment and climate change will be headed by his excellency. Doctor Wilbur ottico. Human resource labor and social welfare committee will be headed by his excellency, sakaja, Johnson. Accordingly, I will engage with the national treasury to ensure that there are no further delays and that all this buzz means to the counties are done on time to enable counties to meet their obligations. Now rice William wrote a meme watch who are watching, you know, I believe for the project. Watch or more suitors in a tertiary la chimi water force of the anglia model coming over Q&A sitter. That simultaneous city sits on Bailey when you're much higher. Someone a Manchester City and by one of the 14 who co asked them while you're accumulating what you should cut in a fancy attack to cover up a man alone, a brunch for loom China. The city market is a set of
"william 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
"william 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
"william 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.
"william ruto" 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
"william 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
"william ruto" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Neither legally and validity to clear it. Not a president elects. On Thursday, U.S. senator Chris Coons met with both presidential candidates as well as Kenya's outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta. Kuhn said he urged Kenyatta to support a quote peaceful transition of power. Kenyatta's not yet commented publicly about the election results on Wednesday the apparent president elect William Ruto said he plans to move forward on forming a new government. I want to say that this afternoon to ask all of us as leaders in Kenya to learn from the people of Kenya who have settled on the issues they now want us to deliver on the commitments that we gave the people of Kenya. And I want to say to this team that we do not have the luxury of time to waste. We go now to Nairobi, Kenya, to speak with the Kenyan writer and adolescent Angela. Her new piece in the nation magazine is headlined the Kenyan kakistocracy. What are we supposed to do when the electoral system consistently yields terrible candidates? Where's the headline? Ebola is also the author of the book digital democracy analog politics, how the Internet era is transforming politics in Kenya. Ebola begins by writing quote if you've noticed an eerie silence coming from the direction of Kenya. It's because many of us are struggling to believe that what the news is telling us has happened. Welcome to democracy now. It's great to have you with us and Angela. Can you talk to a global audience now about this presidential election in Kenya? And why so many are questioning the results. I think it's not so much that people are questioning the results by people who are questioning the outcome of the results. And that's an important nuance just because of the history of Kenny elections. We've had very heavily contested elections for the last 30 years starting in 1992. And there's always been a reason to doubt the results because of interference by the election commission by the people who are empowered. And the one that around the people might be most familiar with the 2007 round that led to violence, there's elections have just always come under a cloud of misunderstanding, misrepresentation, intimidation, the actual commission not rising to the occasion. Results being interfered with. And so there was a great deal of expectation really that after 6 cycles, as I said, beginning in 1992 that the electoral commission might be able to deliver a result that wasn't shrouded in lack of understanding or lack of clarity as it were. I think that this particular point, it's not so much people that are questioning the results, although the opposition certainly is, it is well within their rights to question the results of being there, not satisfied with them. I think it's the disbelief that after all of this time, these were the options that were put before voters and that the person who actually has been declared the winner is a person who has such a cloudy history and what does that actually hold for the country? So can you tell us about the two men who are vying for the presidency? I mean, William Ruto has announced he's won. He's the former deputy president. He's also been indicted by the International Criminal Court, and then the Israel Odinga, who has run for the presidency 5 times. He got 48.9% apparently William Ruto got 50.5% tell us about each person. Well, both of these men have been in politics for a long time. Odinga is obviously the son of general yu gingo dega, who was one of the leaders of the independence movement in Kenya, was in politics since 1960 and in many, in many ways sort of seemed to have been cheated out of his opportunity to rise to power by his chosen ideology. He was a socialist and at the time in the 1960s in Africa in the context of the Cold War and proxy wars being a socialist was seen as an unacceptable politics in this part of the world. And so there is always this history of what would have been if I think I have been given the chance sort of going all the way into the 1990s and Raila as his son inheriting this expectation and inheriting this idea of what could have been in Kenya had chosen a different path. On the other side of the equation, you have William Ruto who has had picked for power by the former president dynamite teacher of boy, the late dental authority chair of the moi. Sort of groomed into politics from 1992, all the way until the present, both men have been in different political parties in the different election cycles that have switched sides from governments to opposition, depending on who is in power, have never really gone head to head. In fact, we're on the same side of the same ballot of the ballots in 2007 were in the same side of the election. Had a rupture come from the 2007 post election violence and sort of have now found themselves in opposite sides. And if anything, the story of these two men really tells a story about how fluid can in politics has been in the last 30 years. But it's a very difficult to pin issues and it's very difficult to pin the ideologies and individuals and instead what we've seen is this elite quantization between all of these groups. All of these individuals trying to navigate their personalities, trying to sort of grasp for power around each other. Both men certainly have the Czech political past, as I said, both implicated in cycles of election violence at different cycles and election violence. Both implicated in very questionable political choices. Certainly over the last 5 years, we've seen what we call the handshake, this compromise between Raila and Uruk Kenyatta, who obviously was Ruto's boss as president, because deputy president sort of forcing this realignment between these characters. And long story short is that if there's a multiple levels of contestation happening here, there is obviously the personality consultation, but there is also the elite compact and the rupture of the week compound between these two men and votes is being pushed in a position where you have to choose between people who maybe don't rise to the standards of ethics and values that you would want in a national leader. And the fact that William Ruto has been indicted by the International Criminal Court explain why. Well, in the 2007 election cycle was probably the most hardly contested election in Kenyan history. And in that particular cycle of rilo Dinka, one in terms of we had a parliamentary system ended up with the most number of members of parliament and logically you would assume that that would then have him come out as president. Instead, what happened was that there was a lot of questions with the election results of very habited effort at altering the results of that particular election cycle. And we end up with his opponent being declared president. When that happened and December 29th of 2000 and 7, they needed outcome most people taking to the streets in protest. And the reprisals by the police sort of leading into this very tense beginning of 2008, four Kenyans. But then that sort of escalating into violence and specifically ethnic violence in different parts of the country, shutting down the country was the biggest political crisis in independence can in history certainly since 1982, the attempted crew of 1982. And when the crisis happened, the agreement was basically that between the two parties, if they didn't come together and sign a peace agreement that they would hand over the names of the 6 people who they believed were most culpable for the violence, Kofi Annan, who was immediately that he would hand over those news international criminal courts. And they didn't come to an agreement in time in a non handed over those names of international criminal courts. And so we had a wave of indictment coming down, including William Ruto and former president now former president Bohr Kenyatta. And so it's a cloud that's been hanging over routers politics since then because the ICC sort of, according to their assessment of the case, didn't so much another case as they stopped proceeding with the case because it was too dangerous for the
"william 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.
"william 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
"william 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.
"william ruto" 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
"william 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
"william ruto" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Then how do we also make sure that we have the absolute risk management in place so that we avoid any of the contagion that happened, which is exactly what we did? Fantastic insights from the crypto world that was a coinbase president and COO Emily Choi there. Now, that's a shift gears a little bit. Talk about politics because Kenyan authorities have begun counting ballots in one of the closest presidential elections since the country reintroduced multi party democracy sweet decades ago. Bloomberg's Jennifer Saba Santo joins us now from Nairobi. So we're waiting for the numbers to kind of crystallize. What's the state of play? Yeah, Yusuf. I mean, I think it's fair to say that it's still very early on. And as you mentioned, I mean, this is really going to be a very close race. So it's going to be a little bit of a marathon for us to wait for these results to officially come in. But as of early Wednesday morning right now, what we're seeing is deputy president William Ruto, taking an early lead ahead of former prime minister Raila Odinga. The daily local newspaper actually reported that ruta was at about 50.6% while Odinga was just over 48% of the vote. And what we do know, specifically about voter turnout because that was a lot of the concern and the focus of this election is that voter turnout was low and maybe it's partially due to the fact that fuel is higher people were not really willing to drive far out into their local areas. But then also the fact that there were a lot of promises made and a lot of promises that in the past have not been kept up. And so voters are really just waiting to see where this is going to shape up. It's going to be a long day for sure because polling stations opened a little bit later on Tuesday. They closed a little bit later. So definitely along a long day ahead. Jennifer stick with that. In terms of the market reaction, you spent a lot of yesterday I listened to some of your interviews, great work on the ground on economics on inflation and on the challenges, but what are the market reacting and how is the market set up for this president for this election? Man is it was interesting to see how the markets were reacting going into this election. There was a lot of unease. There was a lot of concern about what it is that we would see, but just personally being on the ground here in Nairobi, what we're seeing if you take a look just at a shot of the streets is really business is back to normal. People were off yesterday to vote, but today there was a lot of concern about potential unease that we could see, which is similar to what we saw in 2007, but we haven't really seen that at this point in time. So the markets are sort of stabilized, watching to see who ends up being the ultimate winner. And specifically when it comes to Kenya's $2 billion Euro bond, we saw it fall, the lowest in a month, which is significant because there was a lot of speculation about who is going to be the next president. How are they going to manage the debt load that this country has taken on? And right now it's looking like from what we're seeing. And again, I want to stress that this is very early on, but William Ruto has said that restructuring debt is not a part of his plan if he were to be elected president. And so that's why we're seeing a little stabilization from the markets right now. But again, it is very early menace. Jennifer, you're going to be in for a long day. That's the joys of being on the road there. Jennifer zaba zaja in Nairobi. Tracking the incoming results. Breaking news on the results from the Abu Dhabi would be energy
"william ruto" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Balance of power. I'm Bloomberg television and radio. I'm David Westin. Kenya is holding its presidential election today and our correspondent there, Jennifer zaba zaja, filed this report for us. Kenyans vote for their next president today and the leading candidates are current deputy president William Ruto and former prime minister Raila Odinga. On day one, the new administration is going to face a number of political and economic challenges and much like what we're seeing in countries around the world. One issue has risen to the top, and that is inflation. But in emerging economies like Kenya, price hikes create an even greater strain. Consumer prices have been rising at the fastest rate that the country has seen in 5 years inflation last month hit 8.3% food inflation hit 13.8%. And what we're seeing as a result of that is the government has been subsidizing a number of key staple items for Kenyans here that includes corn and fuel. But those subsidies come at a cost to an economy that is already approaching distress territory according to some estimates. Right now, Kenya is up to $72 billion in debt and much of that has been because of the spending on infrastructure that we've seen from outgoing president Kenyatta. China has like Kenya $6 billion in recent years and despite some of the controversy around the specifics of some of these deals, the viability and whether or not Kenya is actually going to be able to profit from some of these deals. A lot of the business leaders that we've been speaking to here in Kenya say that these infrastructure investments have been good business for them. There's been great progress on road infrastructure across East Africa. And that's making it easier for us. It's making it cheaper
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
"william 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
"william 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