Pres. Obama's Statement on Garissa University Attack

The White House
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Statement by the President on the Garissa University College Terrorist Attack


Michelle and I join the American people in expressing our horror and sadness at the reports coming out of Garissa, Kenya. Words cannot adequately condemn the terrorist atrocities that took place at Garissa University College, where innocent men and women were brazenly and brutally massacred. We join the world in mourning them, many of whom were students pursuing an education in the pursuit of a better life for themselves and their loved ones. They represented a brighter future for a region that has seen too much violence for far too long. We also commend the heroism of the responders who lost their lives in the selfless protection of the students and faculty.

I know firsthand the extraordinary resilience and fundamental decency of the people of Kenya. So I know that the people of Garissa and all of Kenya will grieve, but their determination to achieve a better and more secure future will not be deterred. And neither will the resolve of the United States. We will stand hand-in-hand with the Kenyan Government and people against the scourge of terrorism and in their efforts to bring communities together. This much is clear: the future of Kenya will not be defined by violence and terror; it will be shaped by young people like those at Garissa University College – by their talents, their hopes, and their achievements. This is a message I will relay to the Kenyan people when I visit Kenya in July. Even at this difficult hour, the Kenyan people should know they have an unwavering friend and ally in the United States of America.

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Statement source: The WHITE HOUSE.gov

Website operator sentenced to 18 years in jail

Kevin Bollaert, 28 who ran the sites UGotPosted[dot]com and ChangeMyReputation[dot]com has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for operating a “revenge porn” website and charging victims to remove the images, the California attorney general is quoted by The Associated Press as saying.

The sentence came after his conviction on 21 counts of identity theft and six counts of extortion.

That, Attorney General Kamala Harris said on Friday that the sentence shows there are severe consequences for exploiting people online. Harris warned that "Sitting behind a computer, committing what is essentially a cowardly and criminal act will not shield predators from the law or jail. We will continue to be vigilant and investigate and prosecute those who commit these deplorable acts," she said.

Bollaert was convicted in February of identity theft and extortion in San Diego Superior Court.

Prosecutors say he ran the website ugotposted.com, where people put nude photos of ex-lovers, who then had to pay Bollaert to take down the images.

Prosecutors say victims included teachers, wives and professionals. The compromising photos cost people jobs, damaged relationships and led to one attempted suicide.

Prosecutors say Bollaert earned about $30,000 from people who paid to remove the images and about $900 a month in website ad revenue .

Bollaert charged hundreds of dollars to remove anonymously posted nude photos.

NPR's reports that: "The way it worked: angry lovers could post intimate photos of people as well as gossip about them without their consent on ... UGotPosted dot com. It quickly became popular: in a 10-month period more than 10,000 racy photos were posted, mostly of women. When the subjects objected, they were directed to ... ChangeMyReputation dot com and had to pay $250 to $300 to have them taken down."

Mahojiano ya Babu Seya na TBC

Vodacom yaomboleza msiba wa washabiki wa Simba SC

Meneja Uhusiano wa Vodacom Tanzania, Matina Nkurlu akiongea na waandishi wa habari( hawapo pichani) wakati alipokuwa akituma salama za rambirambi kwa niaba ya kampuni kwa familia za mashabiki wa timu ya Simba waliopoteza maisha yao kwa ajali ya gari jana Mkoani Morogoro wakiwa safarini kuelekea mkoani Shinyanga kuishangilia timu yao dhidi ya Kagera Sugar.

Kampuni ya mawasiliano ya Vodacom Tanzania imetuma salama za rambirambi kwa familia za washabiki wa timu ya Simba waliopoteza maisha katika ajali ya gari jana mkoani Morogoro wakiwa safarini kuelekea mkoani Shinyanga kuishangilia timu yao dhidi ya Kagera Sugar.

Meneja Uhusiano wa Vodacom Matina Nkurlu katika taarifa yake aliyoitoa kwa niaba ya kampuni amesema kuwa msiba huu ni mzito kwa watanzania na wapenzi wa soka kwa ujumla.

“Vodacom Tanzania kama mdhamini Mkuu wa ligi kuu ya soka ya Vodacom Tanzania bara tumeguswa sana na msiba huu na tunatoa pole kwa familia zilizopoteza jamaa zao katika ajali hii na tunawaombea moyo wa uvumilivu katika kipindi hiki kigumu cha majonzi,vilevile tunatoa pole kwa majeruhi wote wa ajali hii na tunawaombea wapone haraka na kurejea katika hali zao za kawaida”.Alisema.

Ajali hiyo iliyotokea katika eneo la Mkundi katika manispaa ya Morogoro juzi imesababisha vifo vya watu saba na wengine zaidi ya 18 kujeruhiwa.

Kamanda wa polisi wa mkoa wa Morogoro.Leonard Paul amekaririwa akisema kuwa chanjo cha ajali hiyo ni mwendo kasi wa dereva aliyekuwa analiendesha gari hilo.

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Sikika haikuhudhuria mkutano wa wadau unaodaiwa kufanyika Dodoma kama ilivyodaiwa na Mh Peter Serukamba na leo maafisa wa TCRA.

Sikika haikutoa maoni kuhusu Mswada wa miamala ya kielektoniki kama ilivyodaiwa na Mh Peter Serukamba na pia leo maafisa wa TCRA.

Sikika ilituma maoni ya pamoja ya wadau kwa niaba ya wadau kuhusu #CyberCrimeBill kwa njia ya email kwa Mkiti Kamati Mh Peter Serukamba.

Maoni hayo hayakutumika kuboresha #CyberCrimeBill bali kuongeza tu orodha ya wadau wanaoda iwa "kushiriki" kwa lengo la kuonesha kuridhia.

Kwa kuwa maoni ya wadau hayakuzingatiwa na kwamba ‪#‎CiberCrimeBill‬ iliyopitishwa ina mapungufu mengi, Sikika na wadau bado wanaipinga.

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Mkurugenzi wa Sikika
4 Aprili 2015.

Garissa attack on Boston Globe's "The Big Picture"

A Garissa University student rests at a temporary shelter as he waits for relocation after Thursday's attack by gunmen in their campus, in Garissa, April 3. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

See more at The Big Picture: Attack in Kenya

Kenyans outraged on finding President faulted Britain's travel advisories against Kenya a day before Garissa Univ. attack



On these news video by Daily Nation Kenya and  K24 published on YouTube on April 1st, 2015, President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta is heard saying, "We are tired of your never ending travel advisories."

That was the message Nairobi was sending to London, after the UK enhanced its travel advisory against destination Kenya. 

After the Garissa University attack yesterday, April 2nd, 2015 NairobiNews website ran the following story:

Kenyans were outraged after finding out that Britain had fingered Garissa County as possible target by terrorists in its latest travel advisory, which was trashed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The UK government had advised against “all but essential travel to” areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somalia border, Garissa County, Eastleigh, Lamu County and areas around Tana River County.
It also warned its citizens against traveling to within 15km of the coast from the Tana River down to and including Tiwi, which includes Momabasa Island, Moi International Airport (including transit through the airport), Malinidi, Kilifi and Watamu.
MUSEVENI ACTED
UK had issued a similar advisory for Uganda, but unlike his neighbour, President Museveni took it seriously and deployed security personnel to patrol the streets including at night.
In contrast, President Kenyatta seemed angered by the advisory, dismissing it as sabotage.
On Wednesday, he haughtily dismissed British tourists as “taxi drivers”.
“I have not heard them (UK) issue any travel advisory against other European countries which are facing terrorism,” he said, adding that they will not intimidate Kenya.
“If they do not want their taxi drivers to come, (President Barack) Obama is coming.”
He was responding to questions from a TV presenter during the Diaspora Investment Conference in Nairobi.
Ni nyinyi mwende muulize hao watu wa UK. Muulize hao makaburu (it’s you to ask the British) how Kenya is unsafe.
“Wamejaa hapa. Maaskari wao wako hapa, wanatrain hapa (so many of their citizens, including soldiers under training, are in Kenya). Every afternoon wanacheza golf hukoWindsor halafu wanaenda wanasimama huko wanasema (they play golf here then go back home to say) Kenya is unsafe…” he said.
‘KUPIGA MAGOTI’
“We are tired kupiga magoti mbele yao (of kneeling before them),” he said in response to a question from a journalist.”
Kenyans online were outraged.
Barry said: “When will we learn.”
Charles Inwani wrote: “Knee jerk responses simply dig us deeper into a hell hole we are in!”
Eric Munene weighed in: “A week later we’re less 147 beings.”