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Mr. Israel Bereaved 💔

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Mr. Israel, the singer behind the smashing hit Young Man has lost his grandfather after an illness. He wrote on his Facebook page:

” My precious people, ladies and gentlemen, today am grieving, I have lost my Bomori/Agui, my best friend, mentor and spiritual advisor, pray fo us desr ones. Bomori i know u are at the chest of Abraham, see you in glory.”

From all of us at Kalenjins Online, pole sana. May God grant you peace of mind during these difficult times.

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Tanzania’s opposition wants FBI or Scotland Yard to investigate.

Chadema opposition party of Tanzania are sourcing for foreign investigative body to investigate the shooting of the controversial opposition politician Hon.Lissu who was shot afew weeks ago in Singida, Tanzania.
This happens even after the highest Court of the country assure they of the capabilities of the country’s investigating the incident.
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A help for Wambilyanga and his avocados

It’s no secret that avocados are delicate, and the flesh of a ripe avocado can quickly change color after it’s been cut, from a gorgeous green to a kind of icky brown. That change in color is a result of oxidation, the chemical reaction that occurs when an avocado is exposed to air, and it’s not a good look. It also doesn’t taste good. The experts at the Hass Avocado Board don’t recommend eating the parts of the avocado that have oxidized or turned brown. The good news is that you can still salvage your browned guacamole or avocado toast, assuming only the top layer has changed color and “the underneath is green.” All you have to do is skim off the brown bits, revealing the green avocado you know and love.

But the best way to avoid eating browned avocados is to prevent oxidation in the first place, and there are a couple of easy ways to stop cut avocados from turning brown. The first, according to Harold McGee in On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, is to add an acid to the avocado, like lime or lemon juice. This technique works because acid prevents the enzymes that cause the browning from working properly, and it’s a great option for mashed avocados and guacamole.

You can also prevent oxidization by blocking the avocado’s exposure to 

oxygen with plastic wrap. The trick to making this work properly is to ensure sure that the wrap is tightly surrounds the flesh of the avocado so no air can get in. “In the case of mashed avocado, this means pressing the wrap directly into the surface,” notes McGee, not just wrapping the bowl and leaving a pocket of air between the plastic and the avocado because there’s still oxygen in that little air pocket that’ll cause browning.

This plastic wrap solution works especially well for halved avocados, especially those with the pit still in it. That’s because the pit will act as a natural barrier against oxidation, so if you’re only using half of an avocado at once and saving the rest for later, wrap up the half with the pit inside.

There are other hacks out there that people swear by to keep an avocado fresh, like storing it with cut onions or 

brushing the flesh with olive oil. But really, keeping an avocado from getting brown means keeping it away from air, and as long as you keep that advice in mind, you’ll be better prepared to stave off the discoloration

How not to be bitten by mosquitoes

If you’re one of the lucky individuals mosquitos love, try this advice from Nora Besansky, PhD, a professor in the department of biological sciences at Notre Dame: “The simplest way, albeit uncomfortable in the heat, [to avoid bites] is to place a barrier between the skin and a day-biting mosquito—that is, long sleeves and long pants,” she explains. “Even better protection is to apply an effective mosquito repellant to such clothing.” She recommends spraying yourself with a product that contains DEET. For help choosing the right spray for you, check out our list of the best mosquito repellents.

5 why mosquitoes bite more than others.

(1)You’re pregnant

Female mosquitoes (the kind that bite) have a thing for carbon dioxide. Special nerve receptors help them detect the gas in the environment. What does that have to do with your baby bump? A 2002 study published in The Lancet found that women in the later stages of pregnancy (with a mean gestational in weeks) exhale 21% more CO2 than their non-pregnant peers. The researchers speculated that this physiological difference could help explain why the pregnant women who participated in their experiments attracted twice as many mosquitoes. (Because itchy welts are just what you need in your third trimester.) But CO2 may not be the only reason you’re suddenly more appealing: It could also be that pregnant women emit volatile odors that draw the insects, says Laura Harrington, PhD, a professor in the department of entomology at Cornell University.

(2)You’re dripping with sweat

If bug bites drive you nuts, you may want to take your workouts indoors this summer. Lactic acid, a byproduct of vigorous physical activity that’s excreted through sweat, is “indeed an attractant” for mosquitoes, according to Conlon. If you’re sweating profusely, your higher body temperature may play a role too. Warmth becomes more attractive as mosquitoes approach a potential host, says Conlon.

(3)You have type O blood

Just like you have favorite fro-yoflavors, mosquitoes possess so-called landing preferences, and one of them has to do with what’s running through your veins.A study in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that the bloodthirsty fiends are extra attracted to individuals with type O blood. “Type O individuals may share a propensity for exuding certain odors that mosquitoes find attractive,” suggests Conlon.

4)You just had a beer

APLOS ONEstudy done in West Africa on men who drank either beer or water revealed that “beer consumption consistently increased volunteers’ attractiveness to mosquitoes.” Harrington pointed to another study—a small experiment done in Japan—that suggested mosquitoes are drawn to people who have ingested alcohol. “But how widespread that phenomenon is truly remains unclear,” she said.

(5)Your genes make you more attractive

Research on identical and fraternal twins suggests that an underlying genetic mechanism may affect whether you get eaten alive in the deep woods, or escape relatively unscathed. Scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine reported that certain people produce natural mosquito repellents, a trait that appears to be genetically controlled.

Audit shows no hacking of Kenya vote system: French firm

Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta votes at a polling station during the presidential election in Gatundu, Kiambu county August 8, 2017

Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta votes at a polling station during the presidential election in Gatundu, Kiambu county August 8, 2017

An audit of the electronic system used to tally votes in Kenya’s cancelled presidential poll showed no manipulation of data, the French biometrics firm that supplied the system told AFP Friday.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the company, OT-Morpho, of being complicit in alleged rigging of the election, which was declared null and void by the country’s Supreme Court due to “irregularities and illegalities” in the transmission of results.

While the court has yet to deliver its final judgement detailing what went wrong, OT-Morpho said an “in-depth audit” of the system showed the opposition’s claims about hacking to be untrue.

In a letter to the French government, Odinga accused OT-Morpho of allowing unauthorised access to its servers and manipulating the transmission of results.

The company’s chief operating officer Frederic Beylier told AFP the audit, undertaken with help from external experts from security software companies, had shown the system “in no way suffered manipulation of data, attacks, attempts to penetrate the system or anything of that kind.”

OT-Morpho supplied the 45,000 tablets used to identify voters biometrically and an associated system used to transmit the results of votes counted by electoral officials as well as a photograph of the paper form 34A on which votes were tallied.

Delays in the scanning of these forms — which OT-Morpho put down to lack of 3G coverage in some parts of Kenya — were among the problems raised by the opposition.

The opposition had also claimed an algorithm was introduced into the system to manipulate the results as they streamed in.

“We obviously checked if there could have been questionable manipulations by any authorised or unauthorised persons and can confirm there was no manipulation of data that could raise questions,” said Beylier.

The company said it had transmitted all its logs to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, and was willing to participate in another external audit under the IEBC’s authority.

In court, the opposition argued that many forms 34A, once received, were unsigned, lacked the requisite security features or contained irregularities.

However without the full ruling from the court, it is unclear to what extent this influenced the outcome of the election.

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was ascribed 54 percent of the vote before being stripped of his victory.

It also remains unclear whether the results could have been manipulated before being entered into the electronic transmissions system, analysts said.

Beylier slammed a campaign of threats and intimidation against the company and its employees, insisting it had carried out its job in “complete political neutrality”.

“Some people are trying to make us the scapegoat of the political situation in Kenya and we don’t intend to play that role,” he said.

He referred questions on whether the company’s systems would be used in fresh elections planned for October 17 to the IEBC.



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