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Christine Blasey Ford begins negotiations with the Senate over her testimony about sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh

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  • Christine Blasey Ford told lawmakers on Thursday that she would be prepared to testify next week, as long as she’s offered “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”
  • Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school. He has denied the allegation.
  • Ford’s attorney said she would like to set up a call on Thursday with staffers to discuss the conditions under which Ford would testify.

Christine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who alleges that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school, is reportedly in negotiations with the Senate Judiciary Committee about telling them her story.

She “would be prepared to testify next week,” as long as she is offered “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” according to an email sent to the committee by her attorneys and obtained by The New York Times.

In the email, Ford’s lawyer said she would like to talk with committee staffers on Thursday about the conditions under which Ford would testify, but said that it is not possible for Ford to testify on Monday.

The lawyer, Debra Katz, said it is Ford’s “strong preference” that an investigation into her allegations be conducted prior to her testimony. Katz didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on the email.

“As you are aware, she has been receiving death threats, which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and she and her family have been forced out of their home,” the email said, according to the Times. “She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”

Kavanaugh, who has denied the allegations, has agreed to testify.

Republicans decided on Thursday to enlist an independent attorney with experience litigating assault cases to question Ford, according to The Times, rather than having the 11 male Republicans on the committee do so.

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PwC lauds ease of Customs tax

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PwC has commended the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for lifting restrictions on warehousing of goods in Customs bonded warehouses, noting that the action will enhance the competitiveness of Kenya as a global and regional logistics hub.
PWC said the policy will also boost to businesses that utilise Customs bonded warehouses to store goods, defer payment of duties and are involved in regional trade. It however called for consistency in tax law.
“We expect that with Customs having lifted restrictions on warehousing of goods will help contribute to the State’s agenda of reviving the economy in light of the ravages of Covid-19, improve cash flow and stock management for businesses,” said Indirect Taxes Associate Director at PwC Kenya Maurice Mwaniki.
“We expect this will once again enhance the competitiveness of Kenya as a global and regional logistics hub and assist attract inward investment into Kenya.”

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Kenya: Court Cancels Former Rugby Player Alex Olaba’s Sh300,000 Bail

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Nairobi — A Nairobi Chief Magistrate’s Court has cancelled the Sh300,000 cash bail issued on former rugby player Alex Olaba, after the prosecution said he had committed an offense of conspiracy to murder while he was still face a change of gang rape.

Trial Magistrate Zainab Abdul said the accused committed the offense while he was out on bond and proceeded to threaten the complainant in the case.

Olaba will remain in custody until the two cases are heard and determined. He wull be back in court on June 3 for purposes of taking a hearing date.

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The former Kenya Sevens and Kenya Harlequins player was arrested last month by detectives for allegedly trying to hatch a plot to kill witnesses in the case.

At the same time, the Court has also barred the media from publishing images of the complainant and directed that the matter will be heard in camera.

Olaba was previously charged with Frank wanyama with an offense of gang rape in 2019. They had been found gulty and sentenced to 15 years in jail. They however appealed against the sentence and the same was quashed by the High Court on a technicality.

The duo was later arrested in 2020 and charged afresh

When the matter came up for mention in April 22nd the suspect mulamba did not appear virtually instead he told the court that he was away in Bungoma, but according to the investigating officer he lied to the court he was in Nairobi.

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Kapsabet Boys are kings in Rift Valley in 2020 KCSE exam

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Kapsabet Boys had two candidates ranked among the top 15 students nationally in the 2020 KCSE exam. 

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