23 September, 2013

Kenya "Westgate Mall Terrorist Attack" Verified information Sources

Unfortunately the internet is awash with misleading information including reputable "foreign News Websites" whose local correspondents are peddling unverified information with intent to "be the first" in breaking out news.This is expected as the whole international attention is now focused on the terrorist attack attributed and claimed by Somali based Al Qaeda linked- Al Shaabab Militia.

For local Kenyan sources that are producing verified information please check up the following twitter handles:-

1.@Joelenku- Kenya's Cabinet Secretary Interior and Co-ordination of National Government
2.@kdfinfo- Kenya Defence forces official Information Channel
3.@InteriorKE -Official handle Ministry of Interior and C-ordination of National Government
4.@IGKimaiyo -personal account of the Inspector General of Kenya Police
5.@NDOCKenya -Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre

However please note that the official news sources from the Government are carrying news with abundant caution as the situation is ongoing and information being given out is measured.However their information may be more credible than speculation fuelled information from international news websites.

Popular Twitter handles being used in Kenya are #Westgate #Westgatesiege and #WeAreOne

Buzzfeed has terrifying photos taken by eyewitnesses at the onset of the attack, but i must warn you the images are uncensored and highly disturbing. JamboNewspot on Facebook is also carrying interesting news items but once again much of it is unverified but may prove useful.The Telegraph has a livefeed coverage on the event which is reliable to some extent.

On the other hand Al Shaabab are issuing their contradictory statements from the Twitter handle @HSM_Press2 which has now been suspended.Its funny how you condemn all issues about the West but use their resources(including their weaponry) to launch their warfare.Terrorism has nothing to do with religious beliefs but hatred!   

I will continue to issue other credible and reliable local information sources.

02 September, 2013

Explore the World with one of Emirates’ Best Offers of the Year

Nairobi1 September 2013 – Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, is offering travellers in Kenya the chance to visit exciting destinations around the world for less, in a week-long promotion that ranks as one of its best offers of the year.

Whether to visit friends, family, or to experience a new destination or for business, the Economy Class and Business Class offer runs from the September 2-9 for travel between 15 September 2013 and 10 April 2014

Travellers seeking to bag a good deal can take advantage of these attractive offers to selected destinations on certain flights, with tickets prices starting from USD668 including taxes for return travel to Dubai, to Mumbai from USD620, to New Delhi from USD1, 087, to Guangzhou from USD1, 132, to Beijing from USD1, 435, to Kuala Lumpur from USD1, 556 and to JF Kennedy from USD1, 199. Emirates is also offering discounted Business Class return fares from USD 2,472 to Bangkok; USD2,774 to Haneda and USD3,951 to Beijing. 

Announcing the new promotional fares, Emirates Sales Manager Stephen Kisaka said: “We would like to make it as easy and convenient as possible for our customers to spend precious time with family and friends, or to enjoy well-deserved and affordable vocational or business trips. These offers provide an opportunity to travel to a wide number of popular destinations at greatly discounted fares and we invite all our customers in Kenya to take advantage of these fantastic value-for-money deals.”

“In addition to the value fares our customers will be able to experience the Emirates’ award-winning ice in-flight entertainment system with a choice of over 1,400 channels on-demand as well as meals prepared by gourmet chefs and award-winning service,” Kisaka added.

The offer has some restrictions and is available only on particular flights. It is not valid for travel during the Canton Fair (12-31 October), Christmas period (05 to 23 December), New Year (01-12 January 2014), and the Chinese New Year (08-15 February 2014). Check with your local Emirates sales office or travel agent for full terms and conditions.

This offer gives travellers the opportunity to experience Emirates award-winning service from its international cabin crew from more than 100 countries, gourmet cuisine and its renowned ice inflight entertainment system, which offers passengers hundreds of audio and visual entertainment. Customers travelling with Emirates benefit from a generous baggage allowance 30kg in Economy Class, 40 kg in Business Class and 50 kg in First Class.

Emirates operates double daily flights (14 weekly flights) between Nairobi and Dubai and onward to more than 130 destinations.

EK 719 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 1045hrs and arrives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 1445hrs. The return flight, EK720, leaves JKIA at 1640hrs and lands in Dubai at 1040hrs.  Second flight EK 721 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 1505hrs and arrives at JKIA at 1905hrs. The return flight, EK722, leaves JKIA at 2250hrs and lands in Dubai at 0450hrs.

For more information on the offers, conditions and bookings customers can log onto http://www.emirates.com/ke 


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