Let’s Await The Fireworks As Kilimani Mums Admins Take Online Cat Fight To Court

Kilimani Mums is always set to private a bit of drama! The administrators of this popular Facebook group have taken their very ugly online cat fights to court.

Magdalene Nzisa, a lawyer who started the Kilimani Mums Facebook group, has taken the co-admin Purity Nduta to court. The two has a dramatic falling out that was documented in the group. It was at this time Purity was removed as an admin of the group.

No one thought the fallout would lead to a court battle, but here we are…

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Purity was informed about the lawsuit through a notice posted in the media as an advertisement.

The case will be heard on Friday at the Milimani Commercial Court.

Here is what the advertisement read,

“TAKE NOTE THAT A PLAINT AND NOTICE OF MOTION APPLICATION HAVE BEEN FILLED IN THE CHIEF MAGISTRATE COURT AT NAIROBI, MILIMANI COMMERCIAL COURTS IN CIVIL SUIT NO. 148 OF 2017 IN WHICH YOU ARE NAMED AS THE DEFENDANTS. SERVICE OF THE SUMMONS ON YOU HAS BEEN ORDERED BY MEANS OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. A COPY OF THE SUMMONS, THE NOTICE OF MOTION APPLICATION AND PLAINT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE COURT AT THE CHIEF MARGISTRATE’S COURT AT NAIROBI, MILIMANI COMMERCIAL COURTS REGISTRY AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT, UNLESS YOU ENTER AN APPEARANCE WITHIN 15 DAYS OF TODAY’S DATE, THE CASE WILL BE HEARD IN YOUR ABSENCE.”

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This lawsuit could just turn out to be a soap opera of sorts. On Friday, members of Kilimani Mums will be sitting on the edge of their seats watching as these two big-wigs battle it out.

4 Nagging Questions Couples Ask Before Filing For A Divorce

Divorces are never easy, and can get messy. You should make every effort to avoid this unfortunate event, which occurs for 40 to 50 percent of all marriages that end in divorce. But if you’re in an unhealthy relationship, it may be time for a change.

Whatever reasons you have for filing for divorce, it is a decision that should be made independent of emotion. Divorce decisions should only be made after you weighed all your options and are prepared to fight for your assets and custody of your children.

Every situation is different, but we’ve broken down the four essential questions you must ask yourself before proceeding with a divorce filing. As with any major life decision, a little thought and preparation can make a tremendous difference down the road.

1. Have I Tried to Repair the Relationship?
Is divorce your best resolution? If the current state of your marriage is non-violent but making you unhappy, you should seek professional help to determine whether you are going through a rough patch or whether ending your marriage is the only way to move forward. If personal issues are affecting your marriage, you may end up finding the same issues in future relationships if you do not address the root of your unhappiness. Consider these steps to repair your relationship before seeking a divorce.

– Identify main conflict points

– Seek outside guidance

– Try to improve communication

– Is this a phase, or an unsolvable difference?

2. Am I Safe in My Home?

If you’ve decided you want a divorce, your decision to leave or stay in your home can have serious implications. The safety of you and your children is most important, but if you’re not in any immediate danger, you should speak with an attorney before leaving your home, as it could affect your custody hearing. However, if you are in an abusive relationship you must take the necessary steps to remove yourself (and your children) from danger.

– Are you ever frightened of your spouse?

– Do you feel safe at home?

– Does your spouse throw objects?

– Are you allowed to spend time with family members and friends?

– Do you have access to spending money?

3. Have I Talked to a divorce lawyer?
Talking to an attorney is one of the most important things you should do before filing for divorce. The laws on divorce vary and change regularly. An attorney can help you navigate the landscape of family law.

If your case is complex and there are children involved you may want to consider hiring a family law specialist that is certified in divorce cases. The lawyer helps you answer key questions such as:

– Division of marital property

– Premarital/Prenuptial agreement

– Extramarital affairs

4. If Divorce is the Only Option, Am I Prepared?
If after following the steps above you decide divorce is your only option, make sure you are prepared for what lies ahead, which may include fighting for custody of your children and pets, protecting your property, and securing your bank accounts. Take steps to protect everything that could be liquidated by your spouse that is valuable to you. This includes personal property. Prepare by getting your finances and documents in order.

 

Facebook to be sued over privacy policies

Facebook is being sued in Austria over alleged privacy violations and claimed participation in the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM programme.

An Austrian law graduate called Max Schrems is leading the class action lawsuit on behalf of around 25,000 Facebook users based in Europe and beyond.

Germany, regarded as one of Europe’s more privacy-conscious countries, has the highest number of people backing the case with more than 5,000 users and more than 1,000 people from the UK and Ireland.

The hearing is set to begin in Vienna, where Mr Schrems will say Facebook took a “Wild West” approach to data protection.

They want Facebook to stop mass surveillance, to (have) a proper privacy policy that people can understand, but also to stop collecting data of people that are not even Facebook users.

“There is a wide number of issues in the lawsuit and we hope to kind of win all of them and to get a landmark case against US data-gathering companies.”

The case has been brought against the social network’s European headquarters in Dublin.

All accounts outside the US and Canada are registered there – around 80% of the site’s 1.3 billion users.

Mr Schrems is seeking compensation of around £360 per user.

In June 2013 Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg denied that Facebook had taken part in the NSA’s spying programme to share user information with the US government.

Makau Mutua resigns ina wake of criticism over his leadership skills

Vocal political activist Makau W., Mutua has resigned from his position as the dean at the Buffalo university in the US in the wake of criticism over his leadership.

Mutua’s seven years as dean appear to have divided the law school, pitting a man known across the world for human rights activism against many of the school’s most distinguished faculty members. Some members are quoted as saying that his leadership style was against critics but favored allies, however some alumni members say that he brought about a much needed change and the school saw an increase in donations since he took up the position.

In 2002-03, while on sabbatical in Kenya, Mutua chaired the Task Force on the Establishment of a Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission, which recommended a truth commission for Kenya. He also was a delegate to the National Constitutional Conference, which produced a contested draft constitution for Kenya.

He is Harvard Law graduate.

Read more: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-193213/prof-makau-mutua-resigns-buffalo-law-school-university-dean-after-he-was-accused

Lawyer in court seeking to have Ruto Sworn In As President

Lawyer Felix Kiprono has moved to court to compel  Chief Justice Willy Mutunga to swear-in acting President William Ruto as the President of Kenya.

This comes a day after President Kenyatta handed over power to Ruto in a joint session at the parliament.

The petitioner claims that Uhuru Kenyatta’s address to parliament on Monday amounted to resignation through power-transfer.

The case was certified as urgent.

Kiprono who is also a human rights activist has previously been  involved in a suit which sought to block President Kenyatta from attending his trial at the ICC, saying that doing so would “violate Kenya’s sovereignty.”

 

Sierra Leone law makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

Sierra Leone’s parliament has passed a new law making it a criminal offense to shelter Ebola patients.

Those caught face up to two years in prison, the justice minister said. The measure still needs to be approved by the president.

Earlier, Ivory Coast closed its land borders to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on to its territory.

The World Health Organization says the measures – taken by other countries as well – are counterproductive.

So far 1,427 people have died – more than in any other Ebola outbreak.

READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28914791