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Somali Delegates Threatened With Eviction
ISSUE 122
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Headlines

- The Crowd Became Restive As Rayale’s 18th May Speech Was Marred By Sound System Failure

- Somaliland Seeks Uganda's Help

- Cold Steel Bars

Health

- Dreams Do Come True: Dr. Fahima Osman

- Somalis March Over Shut Hospital

International News

- Envoy To Arab League Says Salad Wanted To Kill Him

- United Nations Expresses Concern For The People Of Mogadishu

- Student 'Shot In Ritual'

- Somali Group Boycott Threat Over Passport Ban

- Somali Militia Abduct, Kill 3
- Kenya Deports Australians

- East Africa Stepping Up in Terror Fight

- IRS, State Investigate Somali Tax Preparers

- Scores Dead In Somalia Fighting

- Somali Warlord Eideed Jailed Over Unpaid Debt

- New Images Amplify Abuse at Iraq Prison -Report

Peace Talks

- 'Pain In The Neck' Leaders Hamper Somalia Peace Talks

- IGAD Ministers Meet In Bid To Kick-Start Somali Peace Process

- Hotel Throws Out Somali Delegates

- Somali Delegates Threatened With Eviction

Editorial & Opinions

- Demonstration

- Charcoal Production In Somaliland With Emphasis On Export And Cross Border Movement

- Somaliland Should Ban the Somalia Passport

- When Mouths Fail To Quiver


Nairobi, May 20, 2004 (The East African Standard) – The Kenya College of Communications Technology in Nairobi yesterday threatened to evict Somali delegates for non-payment of Sh154 million.

The move follows a trail of debts the delegates have left behind. At Sirikwa Hotel in Eldoret they incurred a bill of more than Sh400 million, while at 680 Hotel they were kicked out last Saturday over a Sh100 million debt.

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development delegates have been using the institution's facilities for the past 15 months to host the peace talks.

The move is expected to jolt Igad's Inter Ministerial Committee talks scheduled for this afternoon in Nairobi.

Somali warlords will be expected to make a landmark decision over the matter.

KCCT Director Isaac Bondet said their facilities had been stretched to the limit from hosting 286 delegates.

"Many of our suppliers have withdrawn credit facilities to us due to non-payment. We are unable to continue providing services to the delegates until substantial amount is settled," said Bondet.
He said the college had incurred expenses amounting to Sh6 million per week.

He said the college had spent Sh3.2 million on security and Sh3 million on medical expenses.

Bondet, who appealed to the government to address the problem, said the talks had taken a heavy toll on the college.
 

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