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The East African : Sep 1st 2014
16 The EastAfrican NEWS AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Af≥ica’s top intelligence chiefs upbeat on wa≥ on te≥≥o≥ By TREVOR ANALO The EastAfrican AFRICA’S TOP intelligence chiefs’ ended their week-long meeting in Nairobi with an upbeat assessment of the war on terror, citing major gains against Al Shabaab in East Africa, the LRA in Central Africa and the successful campaign to push Al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) from northern Mali. But participants at the African Union’s Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) meeting, which brought together more than 40 top spy chiefs from around the continent, remained cautiously optimistic about the continent’s war on violent extremism following the rapid rise of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Fresh fears were raised over the influence of the Islamic State on Jihadist movements in Africa. While cautioning that though a number of active militant groups have beaten a retreat and are mainly on the defensive, the threat level in West Africa, as well as the Maghreb and Sahel regions, remains potentially explosive. On Thursday, the UN Security Council issued a statement reiteratREPUBLIC OF KENYA ing its concern over the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel. An AU-led initiative has seen the region’s intelligence chiefs meet twice a month to share information. Although the threat level in East Africa had been extremely serious, intelligence experts at the meeting thought the joint campaign by Amisom and Kenyan forces that drove Al Shabaab from Mogadishu and Kismayu, has stabilised the region. The majority of attacks in 2013 occurred in just a few countries, according to the Global Terrorism Database compiled by START. Nigeria had the most attacks last year, totalling 341 with 2003 fatalities, followed by Somalia with 331 and 641 fatalities and Egypt, which suffered 315 attacks and 243 fatalities. Kenya, which is leading the war on terror in East Africa, suffered 80 attacks last year with more than 100 fatalities. Zimbabwe’s Director of Exter- nal Intelligence Andrew Muzozini, who also chairs CISSA’s Panel of Experts, portrayed the rise of the Islamic State, which analysts say could eclipse its erstwhile ally Al Qaeda, as posing the greatest threat to the world since the September 11, 2001 attack on the GENERALS IN THE DOCK THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND DENTISTS BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board established under Cap 253 Laws of Kenya which is mandated to regulate the training and practice of medicine and dentistry in Kenya wishes to inform the public of the following:- 1. Minimum Admission Criteria for MBChB and BDS The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health in consultation with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board gazetted the minimum admission criteria for Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (“MBChB”) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (“BDS”) as contained in Legal Notice No. 37 of 2014 dated 11th April, 2014. This requirement applies to all medical and dental students training in the country and those training in foreign countries. The information is available at www.medicalboard.co.ke 2. The list of approved Medical and Dental schools in Kenya: A. PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES Name University of Nairobi, (Medical and Dental) Moi University (Medical and Dental) Egerton University (Medical) Kenyatta University (Medical) Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (“JKUAT”) (Medical) Maseno University (Medical) Teaching Hospital Kenyatta National Hospital (“KNH”) Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (“MTRH”) Nakuru County Hospital Kiambu Sub-County Hospital Gatundu Sub-County Hospital Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (“JOOTRH”) & Kisumu East District Hospital Name Mount Kenya University (medical) Aga Khan University (post-graduate only) Name Kenya Methodist University (medical) Uzima University (Medical) B. PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES Teaching Hospital Thika Level 5 Hospital Aga Khan University Hospital C. MISSION Teaching Hospital Meru Level 5 Hospital Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital (“JOOTRH”) & Kisumu East District Hospital County Meru Kisumu Note: Deans of the Medical and Dental schools should ensure that a list of all enrolled medical and dental students is submitted to the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board for the purpose of indexing on or before 30th www.medicalboard.co.ke DANIEL M. YUMBYA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND DENTISTS BOARD County Nairobi Uasin Gishu Nakuru Kiambu Kiambu Senior Rwanda military officers face charges Cha≥ge sheet lists incitement, ta≥nishing govt’s name, having illegal fi≥ea≥ms A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT The EastAfrican A Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) colonel and a re- tired general and his driver arrested by the military last week were arraigned in the Military Tribunal in Nyarugenge, Kigali, on Friday. Col Tom Byabagamba, Kisumu County Kiambu Nairobi Brig-Gen (Rtd) Dr Frank Rusagara and Sgt (Rtd) Francois Kabayiza were charged with inciting the public against the government, tarnishing the image of the government and the country’s leadership, and illegal possession of firearms. The trio is also accused of conspiracy to cover up activities that may lead to committing crimes and illegal possession of firearms. Capt (Rtd) David Kabuye, who was also arrested last week, was separately questioned by prosecutors at Gasabo district on charges of illegal possession of firearms, according to National Public Prosecution Authority spokesperson Alain Mukuralinda. Relatives of the detainees thronged the small military courtroom in the Nyamirambo suburb. Dr Rusagara, clad in a November, 2014. Indexing forms are available on our website green army detainee’s uniform, and Col Byabagamba, who donned military fatigues, arrived in handcuffs and hugged their relatives before taking their seats. Col Byabagamba, who until recently was a deputy peacekeeping force commander in Col Tom Byabagamba (in uniform) and Brig-Gen (Rtd) Frank Rusagara (in glasses) with their lawyers when they appeared before the Military Tribunal on Friday. Picture: Cyril Ndegeya Sudan, hugged his wife Mary Baine, who until earlier this year was the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The colonel, who was the commander of the Presidential Guard Brigade until 2011, is the brother of Dr David Himbara, a former principal private secretary of President Paul Kagame, who is in exile. Dr Rusagara is their in-law. The two did not enter a plea as the court adjourned the case to September 5 to allow Sgt (Rtd) Kabayiza to get a lawyer. Four charges Military prosecutors did not go into the details of the charges but a panel of judges, led by Charles Sumayi, pronounced the four charges. “The court has allowed Sgt (Rtd) Kabayiza his constitutional right to get someone to defend him before the courts of law as stipulated by the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda,” Judge Sumayi announced. “It states that ‘the right to be informed of the nature and cause of charges and the right to defence are absolute at all levels and degrees of proceedings before administrative, judicial and all other decision making organs’.” Earlier, Valerie Musoni Gakunzi, for Col Byabagamba, had sought a separation of the charges and for the suspects to stand trial individually, but the request was turned down by the judge. If found guilty, the three men could face up to 18 years in jail. It is not clear, however, how the three are linked. The retired general has pre- viously served in a number of positions, including as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Defence as well as head of Nyakinama Military College. Capt (Rtd) Kabuye is the husband of Lt-Col (Rtd) Rose Kabuye, who grabbed global attention in 2008 when she was arrested in Frankfurt, Germany, while on official duty in Europe as President Kagame’s director of protocol but was later released. That followed indictments issued by French Judge Jean Louise Bruguieire targeting senior Rwanda Patriotic Front officials whom he accused of downing former president Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane and triggering the 1994 genocide. The retired captain once headed the then public broadcaster Orinfor and also the pro-government daily The New Times. African Union’s Special Representative for Anti-Terrorism Commission Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira.
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