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Daily Nation : February 25th 2014
DAILY NATION Tuesday February 25, 2014 County News 23 FOR A GOOD CAUSE | Indian cycles around the world to wage war on HIV and Aids Indian cyclist Somen Debnath takes a break at Kenyatta Lane in Nakuru en-route to Uganda yesterday. Mr Debnath from Kolkata, is on a mission to pedal around the globe to spread awareness on HIV and Aids. He has so far toured 84 countries and plans to visit 191 countries by 2020. SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION BRIEFLY LAMU County boss justifies transfer of medics Lamu Governor Issa Timamy ROW | Advert appeared in an announcement inviting youth for an event to speak about sex Church defends ‘explicit’ poster Pastor says they are simply addressing issues that affect the youth BY NATION REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org the weekend. Pastor Mureithi Wanjau of Ma- A vuno Church on Sunday told the Nairobi News that his church was simply confronting issues affect- city church has defended its use of a poster that caused uproar on social media at ing the youth. “We want to connect with teens using the language they are using. We always start with where people are in culture and we lead them to where God wants them to be,” he said. The poster which was posted on the church’s Teenz Konnekt Twitter page was criticised for being too explicit. It shows a man embracing a girl whose legs are raised and bears the names of controversial songs plus the title of an erotic novel that contains scenes of sex. It appeared in an announcement of an event the church hosted on Sunday evening for the youth to speak about sex. And Pastor Wanjau argued they could only get them talking if they use their language and the titles of music they are used to. But Twitter ‘police’ took it to We want to connect with teens using the language they are using” Mavuno Church Pastor Mureithi Wanjau mean the church had turned into secular sex talk centre. One Comedy central tweeted: “#Mavuno church, seriously!!!! next tutaskia u will be holding a kesha at club…” Another, Idler Mata, accused Mavuno of behaving like an organisation other than a church. “Mavuno is an organisation not a church!!! Those kind of posters are not depicting anything to do with a church…” has refuted claims that the transfer of nine medical workers from Mpeketoni sub-District Hospital was done to facilitate closure of the institution. Speaking to the Nation, Mr Timamy warned locals against peddling such rumours and said he was not behind the transfers as that was the role of the county executive for Health. He urged residents to look at the transfers as a move to help improve services offered at the hospital. He added that the reshuffle was done in all public hospitals in the region. KISUMU MPs want crackdown on illegal sugar imports MPs from cane-growing regions have urged the government to stamp out illegal sugar imports. The lawmakers warned that the sugar industry could collapse if the government did not stop illegal sugar imports by wellconnected individuals who do not care about cane farmers. The MPs also demanded sufficient funding for expansion of sugar factories to encourage more farmers to grow more cane for local consumption and for export. The lawmakers were drawn from Rift Valley and Nyanza.
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