Jurors shown taped confession in case against Edmond man accused of sexually abusing Kenyan orphans

It is indeed painful to get a foreigner in your country,pretending to be a savior in helping the needy orphans only to find he was pervasive man.


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EDMOND, Okla. –The trial of a 20-year-old Edmond man accused of molesting African orphans is underway in federal court.

Matthew Lane Durham has pleaded not guilty to 17 charges, including aggravated sexual abuse and engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places.

Prosecutors played Durham’s video confession in court, and the cell phone video sparked a lot of emotion in the courtroom.

The video was taken by the orphanage director in Kenya.

In it, Durham describes in detail what he allegedly did to the orphan children.

At first, he said he was having strange dreams from his Malaria medication. Then, he is seen admitting to raping some of the orphan girls.

Describing one of them, he said late at night he would take her from her bed and tell her to go to the bathroom. In the video, he said he raped her many times.

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We need more Kenya women to be Educated.

girlsWith the recent visit by US president Barack Obama to Kenya,he emphasized on the need of educating a girl child in society.

In his speech, the president said women and girls need to be respected and  treated equally like any other citizen. He added that communities which gave equal opportunities to both gender are likely to succeed.

“Women and girls deserve equal opportunity like anybody,they should not be treated like second class citizens, ”

He added that “If you educate a girl, she is more likely to produce educated children once she becomes a mother” he said.

Speaking on Sunday at the Kasarani Gymnasium, the US president condemned  the culture of denying women and girls equal opportunities in accessing education, technology and entrepreneurship sectors adding that the long days are no more.

“Any state that fails to empower women and educate girls is doomed to fail,” he concluded.

Women from Athi River protest release of rape suspect

WOMEN from Athi River town yesterday held a peaceful demonstration against the release of a man accused of raping a child.

Mavoko sub-county Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation chairperson Angeline Maloza joined the protesters on the streets from Makadara shopping center towards Athi River police station, demanding the arrest of the suspect.

“We are protesting to demand justice. The man defiled a girl who comes from a poor family and was arrested on Saturday,” Maloza said.

She said the man was detained at the cells for a few hours and released at around 2am in the night.

The women said the suspect is a popular businessman.

But officers took away their placards, saying the protest is illegal.

The girl’s mother said the man raped the 14-year-old girl on Thursday in a Kitengela hotel.

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New partnership to help close $33B financing gap for women’s, children’s, and adolescent health

women-healthThe World Bank Group has announced a new Global Financing Facility (GFF) in partnership with International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) to raise funds from capital markets for countries with significant funding gaps for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH).
The five-year investment plans is expected to support every Woman and Children’s health from Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
“A key aim of the GFF is to mobilize private sector resources that, in addition to public sector resources, help close gaps in the financing of essential interventions required to improve the health of women, children and adolescents.” Said the report.
The report said IBRD finances will lend its activities by issuing bonds in the capital markets, leveraging its equity to bring in private sector financing for sustainable development.
“The new GFF-IBRD partnership will mobilize the capital markets for better outcomes for maternal child and adolescent health, by using the overall IBRD funding platform, issuing Sustainable Development Bonds with a health focus, and designing innovative risk-sharing structures.” It said.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, Japan, and the United States announced new financing commitments totaling to $214 million. This is in addition to commitments previously made by Norway and Canada of $600 million and $200 million, respectively, to the World Bank Group managed GFF Trust Fund.
The monies will be used as performance payments to countries, due upon the achievement of agreed-to outcomes, significantly reducing countries’ borrowing costs while incentivizing performance. Further investments in this partnership will unlock significantly more resources from the private sector.
Further investments in this partnership will unlock significantly more resources from the private sector, with an objective of raising up to $1 billion in private capital.

When miscarriage leads to a 20 years imprisonment

In July 2013, Purvi Patel arrived at the emergency room of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mishawaka, Indiana, bleeding and seeking help. This Indian American woman eventually told health care workers that she had miscarried, but did not bring the fetal remains with her; she had disposed of them in a trash bin. Police found the remains, and despite having no valid scientific evidence that the fetus had been born alive, Patel was arrested on the charge of “neglect of a dependent.”

About a month later, county prosecutors added the charge of “feticide” based on text messages Patel had allegedly sent to a friend indicating that she had obtained and taken two drugs from Hong Kong in an attempt to end her pregnancy. Although Indiana’s feticide law was passed to punish people who cause harm to pregnant women, the prosecutor insisted that it could also be used as an abortion criminilization law to punish women who have, or even attempt to have, an abortion at home.pregnant+prison

The judge agreed with the prosecutor and allowed Patel to be tried on both the feticide and neglect of a dependent charges. She was convicted, and on May 1, 2015, sentenced to 41 years for both crimes. Patel will serve 20 of the 41 years in prison if her appeal does not succeed. Her case has caused International controversy about the criminalization of pregnancy.

Do you appreciate your mother for your stages in life?

From the date of childbirth and lying in the hospital bed while a mother gently cradles a baby in her arms, to the day a person may find himself lying six feet under; there has become an apparent process which every human must proceed through in order to truly and fully grow up. This process may be called the stages of life, and there are three major steps that an individual must overcome: childhood, college, and having a family.

For a kid, having a parent or guardian is like having a shadow cast over him, being influenced and restricted in the manner of which he lives. Until the shadow is lifted and a child is no longer pressed down by the parents’ rules, the stage may be classified as part of the childhood. Granted, teenagers are not typically labeled as children-being that they defy and revolutionize the rules of society- but because there is still that limitation, they may not proceed into the next stage of life. Childhood is not a stage to be rushed through like a NASCAR race; it must be enjoyed, cherished, and squeezed for everything that it is worth.

Personally, childhood has been a roller coaster ride of experiences, emotions, and friends. During a majority of years in the childhood stage, life seemed to be on the front car of the coaster, moving up the chain and causing my breath to be taken away. Along the lines of school work, I achieved phenomenal grades and my parents couldn’t be any more pleased. The social scene, however, was a slight bump in the road due to my shy, drawn back, turtle like personality. Other than that, life was but a piece of candy: sweet and delicious with more flavor to come. As a famous phrase once said, “Chew only what you can swallow.” As a child gets older to a woman, she may wish to get the previous opportunities granted by her mom but it would be late so let’s respects and honor our parents from where they have brought us.

A woman rejects her baby becouse she looks ugly

It’s inhuman and hurting when somebody goes against God’s blessings by throwing a premature child who had a rare wrinkly condition and weighs 800 grams citing she was looking ugly.
Mamata Dode, 25 years old lady gave birth at a nearby local hospital and when she discovered that her child was not normal like other children, she run away and later on her husband accompanied her.
Dilpe Dode, a 50-year-old mother to Mamata when she saw the bill was high and she was not able to settle it, she decided to take her grand child to another hospital in Maharashtra, western India where she was given a free medical service.
The doctors at Wadia said the baby was suffering from Intra-Uterine Growth Retardation (IUGR), a condition where fetus is not growing at a normal rate inside the womb.
They added that are many causes which may lead to Intra-Uterine Growth Retardation includes poor maternal nutrition, lack of adequate oxygen supply to the fetus, anemia, maternal smoking, alcohol and/or drug use, recent pregnancy, gestational diabetes, pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease hypertension.
Police are looking for the couples to be arrested as they are evading their parental responsibility.

Health hero for women with Fistula

Meet Edna Adan, mother, a nurse, midwife, teacher and former foreign minister of Somaliland who struggle day by day in saving the lives of thousands of mothers who suffer from fistula in Somali land.

The tireless 77-year-old woman, poured everything she had, including her pension, into providing much-needed health care to a population with one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world ; a situation that’s been exacerbated by Somalia’s long civil war.

“I decided to build Edna Adan University hospital (http://www.ednahospital.org/) to save lives of women who were suffering from fistula and were shy to approach male doctors.” She said.

Adan could call women politely by announcing on Radio platform and inform them that on a certain date, a surgeon will be available to check on women who have urine problem with no cost.

“If you say Fistula many would not understand but if you say a damage in bladder or urine that comes out uncontrollable, many would come to be examined by the doctor.” She said.

Adan said many women who suffer or die from fistula have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with Somali leading by 97 per cent.

She cited that her hospital has reduced the maternal deaths by a quarter and it has successfully attended to 12, 000 women who have given birth.

Being a community midwife who offers free services, Adan has undergone many challenges; for instance lack of equipment, Water, electricity and lack of skilled collogues.

She added that she will do her best to train more than 1000 midwives across the country in order to eliminate more deaths.

During the interview, Aden requested the Kenya government to expand and improve on health programs and also give women opportunity to reach and enter into decision making positions.

“The Government should not deny women access to share knowledge and experience this is because the world we live in it needs each other so let’s unit and work together.” She concluded.

Dr. Edna Adan Ismail

Affection to infection: A woman’s journey through love and heartbreak

“I met Sheck Mwamuzadi in Nairobi’s South C estate where I was working as a house help while he was my boss’s driver. We became friends and later on started dating secretly without the knowledge of my boss,” Leila Elizabeth narrates. Born in a humble family of two in Machakos, 19 year old Elizabeth dropped out of school in class eight. Her single mother could no longer raise her school fees.

Kenyan women asked to venture actively into politics

Kenyan women have been advised to seize every opportunity provided in the Kenyan constitution to vie for both political and appointive seats wholeheartedly.

National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso said many women who seek office make the move reluctantly hence hindering them from clinching the seat.

“Once you have put yourself in the situation, don’t do half measures. Go into it. If you are deciding to do it go ahead and do it right,” She said.

Speaking during the Billion Reasons discussion dubbed ‘Breaking the Barriers: Kenya Women Unbowed’ Laboso explained that many women who seek office try to do it the men’s way advising them to do it their way.

“I don’t believe in aggressive politics, I don’t believe in abusive politics. I run against 20 men very strong men with a lot of money. The point I tell my self is you do it your way and you are going to be a different politician, a person who tells the truth. I know it sounds like a dream but it’s true you can have a clean politics. We don’t have to be duty politicians,” she added.

Laboso further urged women to utilize the two thirds gender rule as a leverage while seeking both elective and appointive seats.

“By august we should have a mechanism on how the two thirds rule will be achieved. It’s the matter that has been carried up between the judiciary and the gender commission and we are waiting for guides from the AGs office for them to provide that document to bring it to parliament for us to process,” she said.

Speaking at the same function, High Court Advocate Judy Thongori said Kenyans need to connect with the constitution by living by the standards set in the constitution explaining that 30 per cent of the seats in parliament to be given to women.

“In Kenya we have not achieve what the constitution says, women should be given their rights to vie in political positions as well as leadership positions” she concluded.laboso1