On the radar: Ruto, Raila in war of words over IEBC four removal

Key activities and events lined up for today.

In Summary

• Radio Africa Group has partnered with the Kenya Women and Children Wellness Centre organisation for a 16-day activism on gender based violence.

• The sensitisation drive on GBV will begin on Friday, November 25.

President William Ruto has fired back at Azimio  Chief Raila Odinga over his remarks on the removal of the four IEBC commissioners.

Raila had said the move was politically motivated and a continuation of the witch-hunt mission that President Ruto is on.

Ruto took to Twitter on Friday morning saying, "the lords of impunity, who destroyed oversight institutions using the handshake fraud should allow parliament to hold rogue officials who put the nation in danger by subverting the democratic will of the people be held to account."

Raila had on Thursday urged the four commissioners to boycott the hearings, saying it is in the interests of constitutionalism and rule of Law.

Court to rule on auctioneer behind Westland's demolition

The court is expected to rule whether it has jurisdiction to punish an auctioneer accused of violently evicting an Asian family from their Westlands home.

Property worth Sh80 million of the Asian family was demolished by a mob allegedly deployed by the private developer.

DP Gachagua to launch the Drought Response Committee

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will today launch the Drought Response Committee at Harambee House Annex.

The committee was appointed by President William Ruto and chaired by Safaricom Boss Peter Ndegwa.

The team made up of CEOs from the public and private sectors will help mobilize resources to augment the government’s drought response initiative.

In a Gazette notice, the committee is expected to support interventions to cushion the affected populations from the ravaging drought.

Court stops Wanga from recruiting chief officers

Court stops Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga from recruiting chief officers, directors and deputy directors on claims that it was done in absence of a properly constituted County Public Service Board.

Radio Africa partners with KWCWC for a 16-day GBV activism

Radio Africa Group has partnered with the Kenya Women and Children Wellness Centre organisation for a 16-day activism on gender-based violence.

The sensitisation drive on GBV will begin on Friday, November 25.

Radio Africa chief marketing officer Caroline Mutoko said RAG will be part of the 16-day activism initiative through awareness programmes to its audiences on the dangers of GBV.

Kindiki to preside over NGAOs pass out parade 

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki will preside over the pass-out parade of the National Government Administrative Officers (NGAOs).

The pass-out parade is for those who have completed a paramilitary course at Embakasi AP Training College.

The event will be at the Administration Police Training College (APTC), Embakasi.

Uganda schools shut early for Christmas over Ebola

Uganda has closed schools nationwide two weeks before the end of the term to curb the spread of Ebola, as the country continues to battle one of its worst outbreaks.

In the past two months, 55 people have died from the virus - and there were 22 probable Ebola deaths before the outbreak was officially declared on 20 September.

Many of the children who attend boarding schools will be travelling long distances across the country.

Kurdish forces threaten to stop guarding camps

Local forces in north-east Syria have told the BBC that they may be forced to abandon camps holding Islamic State (IS) group detainees.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they no longer have the capacity to guard the compounds if Turkey launched a fresh ground operation there.

Turkey has attacked hundreds of targets in the region in retaliation for a bombing in Istanbul.

At least six people were killed and dozens more were wounded in the blast.

Musk says Twitter to give banned users 'amnesty'

Elon Musk says Twitter will provide a "general amnesty" to some suspended accounts from next week.

This came after he started a poll on Wednesday asking Twitter users whether accounts that had "not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam" should be let back on the social media platform.

Several accounts, such as that of former US President Donald Trump, have already been reinstated by Mr Musk.

World Cup matches

Tuesday's matches in the World Cup will be Wales vs Iran, Qatar vs Senegal, Netherlands vs Ecuador, England vs US.

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