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Daily Nation : February 10th 2014
DAILY NATION Monday February 10, 2014 National News 11 MONUMENT | Kisumu residents have their way What remains of a Sikh peace monument on Mosque Road in Kisumu after residents removed it yesterday. The monument, depicting a woman in prayer made by artist Oshottoe Ondula, created controversy in the city after Christians protested against its erection, saying it was akin to idol worship. JACOB OWITI | NATION Matatus threaten to raise fares BY NATION CORRESPONDENT Matatu owners have warned CONFLICT | United States calls for withdrawal of foreign troops from troubled Africa’s youngest nation Ugandan army told to leave S.Sudan Consequences which could result from regionalisation cited as reasons to remove forces BY BARBARA AMONG email@example.com In Kampala AND KEVIN KELLY firstname.lastname@example.org In New York T he US government has called for the withdrawal of foreign forces that were deployed to quell the internal conflict between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar in South Sudan. In a strongly worded press state- ment, President Obama’s government expressed anxiety that presence of foreign forces could result into regionalization of the conflict. “We urge the redeployment or phased withdrawal of foreign forces invited by either side, and warn of the serious consequences which could result from any regionalization of this conflict,” said Jen Psaki, State Department Spokesperson in a statement released on Saturday The US, Uganda’s strategic partner in maintaining regional security, is now in effect calling for Ugandan troops to leave South Sudan. The Uganda army is the only foreign force deployed in South Sudan to fight alongside forces loyal to Kiir. Uganda deployed troops to Juba in December, about a week after the war broke out between soldiers loyal to Kiir and Machar on December 15. Uganda says it helped avert a possible genocide and restored stability. Uganda has however maintained it will stay in South Sudan despite the calls for its withdraw. Last week, Norway called on Uganda to take its troops out of the troubled nation. UGANDA’S REACTION Big power politics “We went to help the South Sudanese people when everybody else ran away, now here they are giving us orders. We will follow the Addis Ababa agreement in consultation with the South Sudan government.” Uganda army spokesperson LtCol Paddy Ankunda. “They look at things differently and they may have interest. The President’s decision to deploy troops to South Sudan was endorsed by Parliament.” Presidential spokesperson Tamale Mirundi “We went to help the South Su- danese people when everybody else ran away, now here they are giving us orders. We will follow the Addis Ababa agreement in consultation with the South Sudan government. We are members of Igad and cannot violate our own agreement,” said army spokesperson Lt-Col Paddy Ankunda. Presidential spokesperson Tamale Mirundi dismissed the call as “an opinion expressed for the sake of big power politics.” “They look at things differently and they may have interest. The President’s decision to deploy troops to South Sudan was endorsed by Parliament,” said Mr Mirundi. “I would be worried if the US said if Uganda does not leave South Sudan, we will declare war. It is just an opinion, for the sake of big power politics” said Tamale. Meanwhile, Igad-led peace talks will resume on Thursday in Ethiopia. MERU CENTRAL DAIRY CO-OPERATIVE UNION LIMITED P.O. BOX 2919 MERU - 60200 TELEPHONE 064-30081, 30082, 32494, 0733554040: FAX: 064-30263 EMAIL: email@example.com TENDER NOTICE Meru central dairy cooperative union Ltd wishes to invite tenders for the SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING of the following items. 1. TENDER NO. MCDCU/1/2014 SUPPLY INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF 3 PHASE 415 VOLTS DIESEL GENERATORS; 1. 2. 3. KVA - 15 KVA KVA - 20KVA KVA - 40 KVA 2. TENDER NO. MCDCU/2/2014 SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF THREE ASEPTIC POUCH PACKING MACHINES 3. TENDER NO. MCDCU/3/2014 SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF 3 PIECES INK JET PRINTERS 4. TENDERS NO. MCDCU/4/2014 SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF ONE 400 KVA INDUSTRIAL UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY (UPS) 5. TENDER NO. MCDCU/5/2014 UPGRADING OF THE EFFLUENT SYSTEM A complete set of tender documents should be collected from the office of the General Manager, Meru Central Dairy Co-Operative Union LTD on normal working hours upon payment of non refundable fee of ksh.1,000 each. Completed tender documents in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked TENDER NO. ---- should be addressed to; THE GENERAL MANAGER MERU CENTRAL DAIRY COOPERATIVE UNION LTD P O BOX 2919-60200 MERU Or deposited in the Tender Box situated at the entrance to the MERU CENTRAL DAIRY OFFICES so as to be received on or before Friday 28/02/2014 at 12.00 noon. Tenders will be opened immediately in the Union Boardroom and any interested Tenderer is allowed to witness the opening at 12.30 pm 27th February 2014. NB: MERU CENTRAL DAIRY COOPERATIVE UNION LTD reserves the right to accept or reject any tender either in whole or in part and is not bound to give any reasons thereof. that public service vehicles will pass on increased parking cost to consumers. The Matatu Owners Association (MOA) accused county governments of “milking people dry” by imposing high parking fees. Speaking in Kericho County yesterday where he launched the Invesco Assurance Kericho branch, MOA chairman Simon Kimutai (above) warned that public transporters would have no choice but to raise fares. Although counties needed funds, they had to be considerate, he said. Taken advantage “Some governors have taken advantage to charge parking fees that are unrealistic,” he said. “If push comes to shove, we will pass these extra costs to matatu passengers to recover the money,” he said. Parking fees were for the first time more expensive than vehicle insurance covers, according to Mr Kimutai. He called on governors to with- draw the new parking levies until adequate consultations have been made with public transport vehicle owners, to avoid a fallout in the transport sector.
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