first_imgFile Photo: Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji addresses a press conference on August 28, 2018 at the Kenyan capital Nairobi (Photo by TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images)The state has recovered stolen assets worth $20m from corruption cases, says Kenya’s Public Prosecutor Noordin Haji.However that is only 1% of an estimated $2bn worth of public money involved in high profile corruption cases.In recent years high profile politicians and public servants have been arrested and prosecuted for corruption, including the capital’s,  Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko,  but none has been convicted yet.The Governor who was barred from office after his arrest in December 2019, has denied charges of conspiracy to commit corruption, conflict of interest, failure to comply with procurement laws, unlawful acquisition of public property and laundering.Corruption is a huge drag on the economy and investor confidence in East Africa’s business hub.FILE PHOTO: NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 03: Demonstrators, including the Kenya Human Rights Commission, Transparency International in Kenya, and PAWA 254, protest the government not taking measures against corruption and the abuse of funds allocated for health, at Uhuru Freedom Park in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on November 03, 2016.(Photo by Bryan Jaybee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)Since taking office in 2013, Kenyatta has repeatedly pledged to tackle graft and over the past year the country’s top prosecutor has charged dozens of officials, including the then sitting finance minister Henry Rotich.Mr Haji spoke to the BBC’s Ferdinand Omondi in Nairobi about his hopes of securing a high-status conviction this year – a challenge put to them publicly by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday during a state speech he gave at his Mombasa residence, Kenya’s coastal region. Sign outside a Nairobi public administration office, Kenya. (Photo by: Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Related Stolen car recovered 22 years latercenter_img Nigeria stolen mace recovered, former senator arrested Angola recovers over $5bn in stolen assetslast_img read more

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first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Dominica’s Prime Minister Thanks Barbadian Forces by: by Kim Ramsay-Moore,BGIS Media – October 6, 2015 Share 291 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit thanking members of Barbados’ armed forces for their support of that country’s recovery efforts following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika in August. (C.Pitt/BGIS)Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has personally thanked Barbados’ armed forces for their assistance in helping Dominica in its recovery efforts after Tropical Storm Erika caused significant damage to that country.Mr. Skerrit, who was on the island to attend One Caribbean – the Concert for the Children of Dominica, visited the Barbados Coast Guard today, where he expressed his gratitude for the work done by the Barbados Defence Force, the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Fire Service.“The Coast Guard and the forces from Barbados played an integral role in the evacuation efforts in Dominica. They also assisted in the transportation of supplies to many of the affected areas and also provided security support to the officers in Dominica. The assistance was exceptional and I wanted to personally come here to thank them and express on behalf of the Dominican people, our profound gratitude and to say to them that we shall never forget their contribution,” he said.Mr. Skerrit added that he was particularly touched by the assistance received from Barbados and other countries in the region, as they were all experiencing economic challenges. “This is a true demonstration of generosity and speaks well for the future of our region…we are in fact our brother’s keeper and we are in fact one Caribbean,” he pointed out.Chief of Staff at the Barbados Defence Force, Colonel Alvin Quintyne, presented Prime Minister Skerrit with a token of appreciation. He noted that the soldiers deployed to Dominica spoke positively of their experience in that country, and that they had gained some knowledge on how to better prepare for natural disasters.center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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first_imgPanasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe is launching a new short-range, Bluetooth low energy and NFC combo module for implementing Bluetooth functionality into various electronic devices. The low cost PAN1761 Series enables robust Bluetooth low energy central and peripheral nodes to be built with very low total bill-of-material costs. The unique configuration of the device allows NFC to wake-up Bluetooth low energy from standby using a NFC field and automatically initiate a Bluetooth connection. Highly secure Bluetooth connections are created using NFC to exchange link keys (Out-of-Band pairing). Bluetooth low energy applications with extended battery life are possible as a result of zero power consumption in standby mode. A NFC enabled remote device may independently create a wake-up signal with neither host control nor local battery consumption.The module is available in a 15.6 x 8.7 x 1.8 mm surface mount package (same form factor as PAN1026 and PAN1760 Bluetooth modules) and has an integrated RF transceiver, programmable Bluetooth low energy EEPROM memory with 32kB on-chip RAM for host-less operation of application software and driver. Furthermore standard SIG Bluetooth low energy and “SPP over Bluetooth low energy” profiles, low-power sleep modes, short transition times between operating modes, and an operating temperature range from -40°C up to +85°C are included.By adding NFC technology to Bluetooth applications gives users a number of security and power related benefits in their application. Security features are enabled through the so-called man-in-the-middle scenario by NFC technology. A NFC enabled remote control device, e.g. smartphone/tablet, must be physically close to the other device which shall be connected to. On the other hand NFC as enabler for Bluetooth connection set-up leads to ease-of-use in applications. This enables new areas of application in the diagnostic and maintenance systems.”The low power consumption makes the new PAN1761 module the ideal choice for many applications like healthcare and medical diagnostic systems without any human control interface, Bluetooth low energy sensor applications with a need to send data on request, diagnostic and maintenance systems with a requirement for zero standby power consumption, embedded wireless, wearable devices, mobile phone accessories, as well as industrial sensors and measurement devices.An evaluation kit (PAN1761-EMK starter kit with NFC antenna) is currently available upon request.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Image Courtesy: Indian School NewsAdvertisementIndian Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang on Thursday will receive the Khel Protsahan award from the President for promoting shooting across the country and for guiding the young shooters in reaching world standards.Image Courtesy: Indian School News“This award is special. It is a recognition for giving back to the system and to the sport. The focus has been to help the shooters with better performances and also to broad base the sport. People had many questions, whether the sport was accessible, affordable’’, said Gagan, during his interaction with the media on Wednesday.Gagan went on to thank Lakshya for helping him set up the Gagan Narang Sports Foundation with an initial investment of 20 lakh rupees while also stating that he had put in all his winnings from the Commonwealth Games into its development.“The 20 shooters that we worked on initially went on to win 60 international medals. That motivated us to expand and reach out to talented juniors in other parts of the country. With whatever money we have, we try to support talented shooters,” With the foundation currently under operation, its operations have helped a number of former shooters to get into coaching and guide the juniors more efficiently. In fact Gagan himself went on to state that the current generation of shooters needed only a couple of years to reach world standards but it was a completely different story back then.“I had faced many hurdles in my journey as a shooter. Now, when you have a system, you cut a lot of time, and help the juniors achieve world standards quicker. What we did in 10 years, these kids achieve in three or four years. Now, anyone can just walk in and start in the sport without spending much money,’’ said Gagan.On a finishing note, Gagan openly admitted that he would need a miracle to make it into the Indian side for the upcoming Asian Championships.Also Read:Manasi Joshi covertly wins gold in Para-Badminton World Championshipslast_img read more

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