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Daily Nation : February 11th 2014
8 | National News Aga Khan to address Canadian MPs OTTAWA, Monday Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has invited the Aga Khan to deliver a speech to Canada’s parliament later this month. The Aga Khan will be making an official visit to Canada. Address to parliament is a rare privilege normally reserved for heads of state and government. “Our government is hon- oured to once again welcome His Highness the Aga Khan to Canada. Our country has a warm and lasting friendship with His Highness, who was granted honorary Canadian citizenship for his leadership as a champion of international development, pluralism and tolerance around the world,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a press release. Development projects The Canadian government and the Aga Khan Foundation cooperate on development projects around the world, including in Afghanistan, Pakistan and eastern Africa. Collaboration has been particularly strong in promoting maternal and child health — one of Canada’s key development priorities. In Afghanistan, for example, the collaboration supports health care and girls’ education in three provinces, while MOEZ VISRAM | AKDN His Highness the Aga Khan (right) receives a certificate of honorary Canadian citizenship from Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Toronto in May 2010. in Pakistan, the collaboration benefits women’s only markets and community-based savings groups. In Mali, the Foundation and the Canadian government work together on early childhood education and in Mozambique, the two entities support a number of agricultural projects. In addition, Ottawa hosts the world’s first Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat and the Global Centre for Pluralism — a joint initiative of the Canadian government and the Ismaili Imamat. (AKDN) DAILY NATION Tuesday February 11, 2014 TRIAL | Trial starts afresh after Judge Ombija’s sacking Murder suspect was a ‘respectable man’ Mother of deceased journalist says he was depressed after losing his job BY MAUREEN KAKAH @mollykakah email@example.com afresh. This came after the mother T of the deceased screamed when the court was told the hearing would be postponed because the presiding judge was not present. Mr Justice Nicholas Ombija, who was hearing the case, has appealed against a decision by the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board, which found him unfit to serve as a High Court judge. Three out of 12 witnesses had already testified bejore Judge Ombija. But yesterday, Lady Justice Roseline Korir directed that the case start afresh and gave he trial of a journalist accused of killing his wife has started the parties only 15 minutes to prepare. And so a teary Ms Agnes Njoki Kabiru, the mother of former NTV journalist Sarah Wambui Kabiru took the stand to tell of the relationship they had with the man accused of brutally killing her daughter three years ago. Ms Kabiru said Mr Moses Dola was a good man. “He was a good man, a good father, we had a good rapport, we respected him and thought he would have a good future with our daughter,” Ms Njoki said in tears. Ms Kabiru said the accused, ‘‘ a freelance investigative journalist, got into depression after losing his job and had at one time threatened to kill her daughter. She also told the court how Mr Dola slapped the deceased in a dispute over a working trip her daughter was to take and how she had advised her to get out of the marriage. However, Ms Kabiru added, her daughter chose to stay and sought the intervention of her mother-in-law and her husband’s uncle. The accused was living with the deceased in Nairobi’s Umoja Estate with their baby son prior to the murder incident on May 1, 2011. Ms Wambui’s body was He was a good man, a good father, we had a good rapport, we respected him,” Ms Agnes Njoki Kabiru found covered in bed in a locked bedroom. State Counsel Catherine Mwaniki said prosecution would provide sufficient evidence to confirm that Mr Dola killed his wife. But Mr Dola’s lawyer, Mr Cliff Ombeta, insisted the accused’s disappearance was merely a human reaction. The hearing continues today.
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