Wednesday, March 31, 2010

TWINS ARE A CURSE TO SOME COMMUNITY IN KENYA SO BURRY THEM ALIVE:(When twins become a curse that must die;(

The children’s father put them in a sack and buried them alive as they cried:(

Research by daily nation and Lucy Mashua
watch the above video...

A child’s birth is often a blessing, and getting twins is a double joy.

But for a family in Bungoma, the arrival of twins 10 days ago was considered a bad omen. The verdict: the twins had to die, and they were buried alive — by their father.

Samson Pakachini put his two new sons in a sack, dug a hole in his compound, and placed the boys, still alive, in it. He then filled the hole with soil even as the two infants cried.

Pakachini (not his real name), a Sabaot from Mt Elgon now living at Katome village in Bungoma West, says having twins is culturally unacceptable.

That is why, as soon as his second wife Anne delivered the twins, he buried them alive.

This was not his first encounter with twins; when his first wife had twins, villagers say, she fled the home with them when she learnt that her husband was planning to kill them.

This week, the mother of Pakachini’s new twins was too grief-stricken to say much.

She said between sobs that she was prevailed upon by the family and the community to have her children killed.

“They threatened to chase me away with my other children,” she added.

“I have no place to go; that is why I allowed them to do it.”

But former Mt Elgon MP Wilberforce Kisiero, a village elder, said the killings were uncalled for and urged police to arrest the couple.

Twins in the Sabaot community are revered and considered a special blessing, he added.

“Special songs are sung in their honour and they are protected by culture against any form of mistreatment. Among the things you cannot do to them is hit them on the head.”

Area chief Ronald Wachiye also condemned the killings, saying: “They are innocent victims who should not have been killed.”

Local residents were horrified after police held the couple for a few hours and then released it on Thursday evening.

And some residents on Friday marched to Lwakhakha police station and demanded that the couple be re-arrested.

Others were camping at the homestead, threatening to set their house ablaze.

I say the government of Kenya has failed to protect the defenceless this killers in the name of culture should face the music too..the stoning of children born on incest is still acceptable...three days after they are born. especially baby girls because they will be evil. well first of all the culture of wife inheritance by famiy members after a husband die should stop! also who will defend women who are raped by they own bloody relatives? then the kids are born and then stoned?, who can alter the mystrey of how babies are formed in the womb? what would happen to the octa mum Nadia Suleman if she was born in such evil culture ? God bless AMERICA and the respect of long will Kenyan government watch children being burried alive?,children mutilated FGM? ,children sold to he goats for wives and sex slaves? young girls and children human trafficked to middle East and parts of Europe ? women murdered,raped by husbands and authorities, because they are properties?,pupils raped by teachers and chiefs?......SHAME ON YOU !!!!!!! MAY THE BLOOD OF ALL INNOCENT LIVES THAT DIE UNDER YOUR WATCH ,COMMAND, INCITING HAUNT YOU TO CHANGE YOUR WAYS AND HAVE A HEART!..Good for the first wife of paka chini who fled...too bad for this second wife that she had no where to go and let her babies be burried alive:(((


:((The children’s father put them in a sack and buried them alive as they cried

Ambassador Lucy .s .Mashua President of Mashua's voice for the voiceless International

Assisting refugees in the US and representation in advocasy
The Global Ambassador for fighting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and standing up for Women’s Rights.
And the Chairperson of a worldwide campaign against FGM.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Vifo Nchini Saudi Arabia/death of Kenyan girl slaves in Saudi

Kenyan young girls are human trafficked to Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Arabia embassy in Nairobi is where all the girls slaves stay and sleep for weeks or months before they are shipped to their masters in Saudi...since this was reported girls are shipped back home dead ,abused and some burnt.THE GOVERNMENT OF KENYA IS SILENT IN ALL THIS....!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Girl, 10, rescued from forced marriage & her 4yr old brother who was a slave from my own village LOITOKTOK, research by Minister David Manjau

Story done by Standard Kenya and Lucy Mashua Usa

Police in Kwale have arrested a man for allegedly marrying a schoolgirl.
The girl, 10, from Loitoktok my own village where I was born and raised and cases like this are not new it's everyday activity:( my heart bleeds I pray for women and all children both boys and girls as a mother of both sexes I know and having been sold too at the age of 12 believe me I know and that it's why I choose to be the voice for the voiceless expose all this sexual assults in the name of religion culture and all craps! was in Class Four when her parents forcefully married her off to the man, 40, in Diani, Msambweni District immediately after FGM at 9 years of age....
A Good Samaritan, Ms Deril Nyawera, said the girl had been married as a second wife after the man paid Sh13,000 (US 170$) dowry(total cost of what she is worth) to her family this takes me back when I knew that I was just a man's property a tomato in the market!.
"The girl came to me crying and asked for help. She told me her father had married her off to an old man as a second wife," Nyawera told The Standard.
She took her to Diani Police Station and reported the matter to the OCS.
Apparently, her parents had also given her a four-year-old brother to take care of in her new home.
Cultural practices this is no culture this is human and sex slavery ,rape and all the evil things!
When The Standard visited her in Nyawera’s home in Diani on Monday, she said she had been living with the man for three weeks raping her every day so sick this heartless creature is!.
"I didn’t want to get married( a strong girl she already had plans for her future very brave girl I SALUTE YOU BABY GIRL.. I wanted to continue with my education but my father forcefully married me off to that old man," she said.
Kwale OCPD Nelson Okioga said when they interrogated the man, he said boastfully his traditions allow him to marry as many wives as possible.( this sick man should rot in jail agrrrrrrrr
"We want the so-called cultural practices ( I add rape,sex slavery,child labour come on a 4yr old boy to help in the chores? all the unspeakable acts) to cease being used as an excuse to mistreat girls( no mr Okonga this is not mistreat..this is child slavery,rape,human trafficking and it is a crime 25 years to life and no parole)," said Mr Okioga.
He also took issue with the parents for marrying their daughter off.
"The parents are also wrong. We will trace and take them to court " he added. (plse take them straight to jail and place the rest of their children in children homes and rescue centers. contact me I know of a secret rescue place this kids can be safe, And Loitoktok is a small village you will trace the parents put them in handcuffs!
He said the man would appear in court, while the girl would be taken to hospital. "The girl alleged she was assaulted by the man," he added. (hey mister not alleged this poor girl was raped night and day by this 40 yr old creature! and what about the 4 YEAR OLD HOME SLAVE OR IS IT BECAUSE HE IS A BOY? YOU ARE WRONG HE HAS EQUAL RIGHTS AS THE GIRL WE WANT JUSTICE FOR HIM TOO. WE WILL PROTEST IF THIS PEOPLE INVOLVED ARE NOT LOCKED UP AND THIS WILL BE A BIG LESSON TO ALL OTHERS!
Factors such as poverty, ignorance or greedy parents force several families to marry off their daughters at an early age.
The introduction of free primary education in 2003 reduced cases of early marriages, but they are still rampant in poor districts, especially at the Coast.
However, child rights activists insist all children should be allowed to be children.
They argue parents, society and the Government have a responsibility over their children.
Children officers have rescued many girls from forced marriages and helped them return to school.
The Provincial Administration has also helped fight the vice and residents advised to raise the alarm and report such cases.No problem we will report but tell me how many are in jail now? none! WALK THE TALK KENYAN GOVERNMENT!

Please teach all your children to speak up .if this champion 10 year old girl did not speak up how could she and her brother be rescued? I can tell she is going to be a great advocate for human rights.

Ambassador Lucy .s .Mashua President of Mashua's voice for the voiceless International
Assisting refugees in the US and representation in advocasy
The Global Ambassador for fighting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and standing up for Women’s Rights.
And the Chairperson of a worldwide campaign against FGM.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mrs Obama honors Women's Day, and tell a few jokes

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama helped celebrate International Women's Day today with some one-liners reminiscent of the old vaudeville routines of George and Gracie Allen, or perhaps of Sonny and Cher Bono.

"So, I get so speak first while he stands and watches -- I love this!" Mrs. Obama said of her husband, to the chuckles of the mostly female audience in the East Room at the White House.

"Look at me adoringly!," she told the president.

To which he responded: "I can do that ..."

To which she said: "... with sincerity!"

Later, Mrs. Obama, cracked, "it is my pleasure to introduce one of the few men in the room."

In his formal remarks, President Obama said the history of women in the United States, like the history of the country itself, has had peaks and valleys, but the line has always had "an upward curve."

He cited the contributions of American women throughout the centuries, from former first lady Abigail Adams to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to -- yes -- Secretary of State and former primary opponent Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The program also featured actress Kerry Washington, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Afghan singer Mozdah Jamalzadah, and singer Katharine McPhee.

Progress in women's rights has been made, the president said, but too many opportunities and glass ceilings remain "beyond the reach" of too many women. "We have so much more work to do," he said.

Obama also praised his spouse. "I'm biased, I acknowledge," he said, "but I think she's a pretty good first lady."

Oh, and Obama told Mrs. Obama: "I'm very sincere when I look at you adoringly."

by Mashua voice for the voiceless
I just love them as a couple!! I am sure that Bill and Hillary loved each other, they certainly supported one another; and there is no doubt that Barbara was the backbone of George...but neither put a smile on my face like Barack and Michelle. Well done Mr. President and First Lady!