Some examples of government action that violated rights, threatened or closed civic spaces and/or resulted in constitutional reversals include: In April 2015 the government named and threatened to deregister OSIEA grantees Haki Afrika and Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) as specified entities under the Prevention of Terrorism Act; In October 2015 the government gave notice of its intention to deregister 939 NGOs; A reintroduction of the unpopular amendments to the Public Benefits Organizations (PBO) Act 2013; and, Amendments to the National Police Service Act 2011 and the Independent Policing Oversight Authority Act 2011 to reinstate powers that had been removed from the Presidency by the 2010 Constitution thereby strengthening executive control of the sector and weakening civilian oversight and accountability mechanisms.Good for Kenya! SOROS DELENDA EST.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.