Saturday, 16 November 2013

Reading links for people in search of the truth Hooray for The Guardian - Not perfect but a cut above!

Questions, questions, questions!

Reading links for people in search of the truth
Hooray for The Guardian - Not perfect but a cut above!

All articles of substance should raise more questions about ourselves, our own situation, and prompt us to make comparisons.

“Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel”- Max Blumenthal Essential reading Chris Hedges' review my favourite.  Try to see how this affects us in this part of the world.  Find out about Jewish people who are grieving for the loss of the things they dreamed of in their world because of the slaughter and apartheid in their country, Israel.  If people are asking where Israel exists then we should also ask whether Kenya really exists or is it just a figment of a collective imagination and/ or dream... and can it be fulfilled?  Why and why not?

Don't let the media brainwash you.  Think for yourself.

Dan Gilmore
The Guardian
What is the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and how does it affect us in Kenya and Africa?  Please send your opinions to me.  Clue:  Think about a marriage between the big corporates and the government, where the government plays the feminine and submissive role.

Who influences your thinking?  How do you know that the approach you are taking towards the solutions being touted for you by those whom you respect in authority is a suitable one for you and the future?  Do they really know what they are doing?

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek
meet in an extraordinary exchange of letters

The Guardian

Why is Pussy Riot a very important group?  What actually happened to them?  One of them was sent to prison for singing that the blind are leading are blind.  She got hospitalised because she went on a hunger strike.  She has a child out there whom she is separated from, and is dealing with the challenges of holding to her sanity (because she is being punished simply for following the logic of she is led to by her intellect).  Here she is conversing by letter from the prison with a philosopher.  What are they talking about?  The disaffection of a population forced to live in accordance with a system that doesn't work beyond mediocrity, forced not to think beyond what they are allowed to think?  Does this compare with the way we are in our part of the world?

The Independent
An article on Mahinda Rajapaksa, accused of War Crimes. Is this the level of hate we want to take it to in Africa?

Frances Harrison (Expert on the destruction of the Tamils in Sri Lanka)
Did you know that 40,000 people have been killed or have gone missing in Sri Lanka?  Are aware of the kinds of tortures members of the Tamil Tigers suffered after they lost the war there?  It's gory reading.  There's one story of a man (look up Frances Harrison on Google and find some videos there - there was a recent BBC docu about what has happened to these men) where an object of (sc)raping him was made from a pipe and barbed wire.  What is it about men that they allow themselves to be reduced to a level below animals and resort to torture?  Why is there no proof?  Why is it so silent when questions are asked.  David Cameron was there recently at the Commonwealth Conference and he became quite a hero.  But what sacrifices would he be willing to make in order to find some answers?

Matrimonial Bill: Women's rights in marriage and divorce in Kenya and the rest of the world

November 16th, 2013

Matrimonial Bill

Matrimonial Bill: Just who makes greatest contribution in marriage?
10 hours ago -
By LILLIAN ALUANGA-DELVAUX ... Five years into the marriage, Jacob landed a job in an European capital that came with a monthly salary of Sh1 million. ... “It is not only in divorce that issues of how to share matrimonial property come up. ... care', which is a contributor to the country's economic growth.

My opinion

It's not too difficult to calculate the woman's contribution in terms of time and dedication without cutting her off from her right to stay where she lived.  What's the big deal?  You can't kick the woman out.  Man has to leave and ensure she has a home and amenities and the ability to improve her lot.  All women, including prostitutes and Sugar Daddy predators, have rights over their men and men in general.  In being provided those rights women's trust in men will improve.  That is one step in the right direction towards a more enlightened society.  Women go bad only after men have gone rotten.

Okay, now women - you take the lead:  Where are the exceptions to such a rule?

Here are some links from Google:

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    Women Land and Property Rights in Kenya - FIDA Kenya
    Women LawyersKenya and the International Women's Human Rights .... Existing Marriage and Divorce Laws Rob Women of Their Matrimonial Property .
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    Women Property Rights - FIDA Kenya
    A. Gaps in Divorce Laws and Wide Judicial Discretion Leave Women with Nothing at Divorce, Violating their Rights to Equality, Housing, and an Adequate ...

  • Divorce in Kenya: What the law says | The Star
    Apr 4, 2012 - People have woken up to their family rights and unlike in the olden days, ... Kenyan law prohibits the presentation of a divorce petition to a court of law ... WITH Kituo Cha Sheria, The federation of women lawyers Kenya (FIDA).
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    Law and the Status of Women in Kenya - International ...
    by J Kabeberi-Macharia - ‎Cited by 3 - ‎Related articles
    Civil Law. 4. Legal Capacity. 4. Rights Relating to Marriage. 5. Rights of Inheritance. 8 ... In this chapter, we look at the legal status of women in Kenya. II.

  • Kenyan women to fight bill denying them property rights in divorce
    3 days ago - the small number of Kenyan female MPs is handicapping efforts to push through legislation promoting women's rights, in a country where men ...

  • Marriage Bill, 2013 - Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC) › Bills
    Kenya Law Reforms Commission KLRC Bills Laws. ... Defines marriage as the voluntary union of a man and a woman whether monogamous or ... Parties to a marriage have equal rights at the time of the marriage, during the marriage and at ...

  • Legal/Statutory Marriage in Kenya - Infotrack East Africa Ltd.
    The general position of the Law in Kenya is that Kenya is governed by various ... Divorce, Annulments, Judicial Separations, Restitution of Conjugal rights, ... man keeps one or more other women as his wives without declaring marriage.

  • Marriage in Kenya | Kenya Law - Kenya by Kenyans
    Marriage in Kenya: Bring original and copies of the Identity Cards or ... After 21 days, the couple completes the affidavit under S 11 of the Marriage Act, gets it commissioned by the Registrar and completes ... This is not a right and can be denied. ... Female Celebrities in Kenya · Top Ten Male and Female Musicians in Kenya ...
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    Gender Considerations in Constitution-Making- Engendering ...
    WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND THE LAW IN KENYA ..... Other than this, the Marriage Bill (1985) gives equal rights to spouses in a marriage in matters concerning ...