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Operating as usual

Earlier today, an announcement was emailed to Bobcats explaining what Phase 2 will look like on the Athens campus. Pleas...
09/08/2020
President Nellis shares updates for Fall Semester Phase 2

Earlier today, an announcement was emailed to Bobcats explaining what Phase 2 will look like on the Athens campus. Please review this link to read about Ohio University's plans for Phase 2 of the Fall Semester.

The trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, but one constant you can count on is Ohio University’s strong focus on the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

If you or your Bobcat missed out on any emails or updates, don't worry! Check out the most recent Ohio University news b...
09/02/2020
Keeping Bobcats Informed, Aug. 26, 2020 | Ohio University

If you or your Bobcat missed out on any emails or updates, don't worry! Check out the most recent Ohio University news by following this link: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/keeping-bobcats-informed-aug-26-2020

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Dear Bobcat Parents & Families, Since I stepped on campus as a first year student many years ago, I have never spent a Welcome Week weekend at home with a puzzle... until 2020. What a time we are in. I hope you'll take something from the messages below, which were sent to students yesterday. I also....

Help prepare your Bobcat for this unique fall semester with a Welcome to OHIO Care Package from The Bobcat Store and Stu...
08/14/2020

Help prepare your Bobcat for this unique fall semester with a Welcome to OHIO Care Package from The Bobcat Store and Student Alumni Board!

This care package includes an OHIO laundry bag, OHIO light box (batteries included), OHIO ceramic mug, two hot tea bags and your personalized note. There are limited quantities and the deadline to order is Aug. 23! Care packages will ship the first week of classes to Bobcats beginning their semester on campus or at home.

Order a care package for your Bobcat here: https://bobcatstore.org/welcome-to-ohio-care-package-2020/

Join us tonight for a virtual Town Hall to get all of the questions that you and your Bobcat have about the upcoming fal...
08/13/2020
Ohio University Student Town Hall | Ohio University

Join us tonight for a virtual Town Hall to get all of the questions that you and your Bobcat have about the upcoming fall semester answered! Tune at 7 p.m. for a conversation with some of our OHIO leaders by using this link https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/student-town-hall

We hear you, Bobcats! Join University Leadership, Student Affairs, and Student Senate on August 13 at 7 p.m., EST for a conversation with OHIO parents and students about the phased return to campus, facilities updates, student involvement, and other issues reported by the student body through our su...

08/10/2020
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Please check out this video discussing Ohio University's online classes for the upcoming fall semester!

Bobcats Are Back - Ep. 5
“Online Instruction”

OHIO first-year student Peter Kemeni speaks with Candi Morris (Associate Vice Provost, Instructional Innovation) and Robert Ingram, Ph.D (Professor of History) about improvements to OHIO’s online course structure and tips for success.

➡️ ohio.edu/be-safe-bobcats

08/07/2020
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You may have heard that your Bobcat received an email earlier this week informing them about the recent adjustments Ohio University has made to the fall semester. Read about the latest fall planning changes in our Keeping Bobcats Informed update here: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/kbi-aug-6

Also, if you're interested in receiving our newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest Ohio University information, you can sign up here: https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1912661/1911030/

08/03/2020
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Take a look at how the recruitment process will be changing this year to be safer for those looking to join a sorority!

Bobcats Are Back, Ep. 4: “Sorority and Fraternity Life”

OHIO senior Audrey Bull (President of Alpha Delta Pi) speaks with Ariel Tarosky (Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life) about virtual recruitment this fall.

➡️ ohio.edu/be-safe-bobcats

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08/03/2020

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Students with questions regarding the residency requirement and fall exception should email OHIO Housing & Residence Life at [email protected]

Learn about Ohio University's plans for to a phased return to the Athens campus and a hybrid approach for regional campu...
07/31/2020
Looking forward to Fall 2020

Learn about Ohio University's plans for to a phased return to the Athens campus and a hybrid approach for regional campuses during the fall semester here:

Updates on Ohio University's fall semester plans.

07/27/2020
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Check out the ways our library and study spaces are adapting to the times to create the safest learning environment possible for students when they return!

Bobcats Are Back, Ep. 3: “Libraries and Study Spaces”

OHIO junior Megan Rose speaks with Neil Romanosky (Dean of University Libraries) and Chad Boeninger (Head of User Services) about safety procedures for Alden Library and other campus study spaces.

➡️ ohio.edu/coronavirus

07/27/2020
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Over the past few weeks, OHIO staffers have been visiting every classroom across the Athens and regional campuses to review capacities and room features for a safe return to campus for students, faculty and staff. 👏😺

📰» ohio.edu/news/2020/07/ohio-modifies-classroom-and-building-spaces-preparation-safe-fall-2020-restart

07/20/2020
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Take a look at the ways Ohio University plans to adjust their dining experiences to provide the same delicious food as safely as possible!

Bobcats Are Back, Ep. 2: “Dining and Food Services”

OHIO junior Micaylah Nash speaks with Gwyn Scott (Associate VP for Auxiliaries) about safety procedures, online meal ordering and other measures being put into place for our dining halls this fall.

➡️ ohio.edu/coronavirus/fall-planning

The second edition of Bringing Bobcats Back went out to all our students and families this week! You can view all the mo...
07/17/2020
Bringing Bobcats Back, July 16, 2020 | Ohio University

The second edition of Bringing Bobcats Back went out to all our students and families this week! You can view all the most recent updates on the Student Affairs news site: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/bringing-bobcats-back-july-16-2020

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OHIO Parents and Families, Fall move-in is just six short weeks away! As the world around us continues to change, updates continue to flood into my office. You can expect Bringing Bobcats Back to increase in frequency as we get closer to fall. Please know that we are doing our best to organize the v...

07/13/2020
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Check out some of the precautions Ohio University is taking to ensure that students return to campuses safely this fall!

Bobcats Are Back, Ep. 1: “Classroom Spaces”

In the first of a series of videos highlighting plans for a return to campuses this fall, senior Demarius Rodgers speaks with Chris Ament (Chief Information Officer) and Shawna Bolin (Associate VP, University Planning) about OHIO’s preparedness for making campus learning spaces safe and functional.

➡️ ohio.edu/coronavirus/fall-planning

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07/10/2020

Ohio University

Statement from Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis regarding Governor Mike DeWine's plan for a responsible restart of higher education.

More info » ohio.edu/news/2020/07/ohio-president-nellis-statement-responsible-restart-higher-education

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07/09/2020

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OHIO reaffirms its commitment to fair treatment and inclusivity for our international students.

Full statement » ohio.edu/news/2020/07/ohio-university-reaffirms-its-commitment-fair-treatment-and-inclusivity-our

To the families of our 2020 Bobcats- thank you for all the support you've given your student throughout their time at Oh...
04/29/2020

To the families of our 2020 Bobcats- thank you for all the support you've given your student throughout their time at Ohio University, but especially in the last few weeks. We know this might be a difficult(but exciting!) time for seniors and have a few events to mark the occasion.
*Graduating in a Time of Uncertainty. Tomorrow- April 30- Counseling and Psychological Services and Ohio University Career & Leadership Development Center will host a webinar where seniors can talk about losing their final semester on campus, how to deal with uncertainty of the future, and finding a job in the current economy. More info at Ohio.edu/wellness
*Senior Toast. We are excited to recognize graduation with this beloved tradition! Seniors will need to RSVP here bit.ly/2W6glpZ
*#MyOHIOMoment. Even with a postponed ceremony, you can still celebrate your Bobcat's incredible accomplishments, perseverance, and degree! Whether you're having a Zoom party, making a special dinner, or holding a drive-by parade, we'd love to know how you and your Bobcat are celebrating (here are some cute ideas bit.ly/2KLGN2M)! Use #MyOHIOMoment to share your pictures!

This week is finals week, and your Bobcat is likely spending a lot of time studying, preparing for exams, and finishing ...
04/27/2020

This week is finals week, and your Bobcat is likely spending a lot of time studying, preparing for exams, and finishing projects. Please support them any way you can so that they can focus on finishing the semester strong!

Move out week is starting soon for off-campus students! In order to keep all our Bobcats safe, please encourage your stu...
04/22/2020

Move out week is starting soon for off-campus students! In order to keep all our Bobcats safe, please encourage your students to do the following:
* Move out before the week of the 27th if at all possible
* Coordinate with their roommates, so they aren’t moving at the same time
* Take your furniture home or put it in storage. Most Athens redistribution centers are closed right now.
* Take shelf-stable foods to local food pantries, like Cats’ Cupboard.
* Wear a cloth face mask.
* Don’t bring people who are sick to help move.
* Clean frequently touched surfaces, like door knobs, light switches, refrigerator handles, and the steering wheel of any rental vehicles.

We cannot believe how generous our Bobcat community has been! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Bobcats T...
04/14/2020

We cannot believe how generous our Bobcat community has been! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Bobcats Take Care fund. You've helped fund over 96 COVID-19 emergency microgrants, which students can use to pay for safe housing, food, medical care and other basic needs. You can find more information or donate to help Bobcats at https://bobcatstakecare.ohio.edu/

Parents- this is our first day of transitioning to online classes. Please be patient with your Bobcat during the next co...
03/23/2020

Parents- this is our first day of transitioning to online classes. Please be patient with your Bobcat during the next couple of weeks. This may be their first time taking a virtual class, and it can be quite a change for some students. One thing that can be helpful is having a schedule, so please be mindful of when your student is taking classes or has set aside time for assignments and studying.

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03/18/2020
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NEWS: President Nellis has announced the decision to postpone our Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies

When it is safe for our University community to come together again, we will immediately begin planning a postponed Commencement celebration.

The decision to postpone was made in the best interest of our graduating students and our entire University community.

We greatly look forward to the day when we come back together again for what will be an incredibly memorable and moving Commencement event 💚

Yesterday students were sent an email about the procedures for moving out of the residence halls. Make sure to read the ...
03/17/2020

Yesterday students were sent an email about the procedures for moving out of the residence halls. Make sure to read the email fully and follow the instructions to move out during your assigned time. These instructions were designed so that Bobcats can move out quickly and to maintain the social distancing that the CDC recommends, and you can find a copy here http://bit.ly/2TVZMNr.

If you need to store items from a residence hall, there are several self-storage facilities in Athens, and U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to college students. The nearest U-Haul storage facilities are in Parkersburg, WV (about 30 miles from Athens) and Lancaster, OH (about 40 miles from Athens), but as this is a limited-time offer subject to availability, you should call ahead to confirm the offer is still valid. Finally, the state of Ohio is currently limiting restaurants to offering to-go and delivery food (no sit-down service), so please be aware of this if you are looking to eat in town.

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03/16/2020

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A joint message from Athens Mayor Steve Patterson, Athens City-County Health Commissioner Dr. James Gaskell, MD, and Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis

📰» ohio.edu/news/2020/03/joint-message-athens-mayor-steve-patterson-athens-city-county-health-commissioner-dr

If your Bobcat is missing their friends, they might want to try some of these ways to still feel connected.
03/15/2020

If your Bobcat is missing their friends, they might want to try some of these ways to still feel connected.

We know that spring is one of the best times to be in Athens, and you’re probably missing your friends, co-workers, and favorite barista. While you’re waiting to come back to campus, here are some ways to keep in contact with your fellow Bobcats https://bit.ly/38RJutk

OHIO Division of Student Affairs
03/14/2020

OHIO Division of Student Affairs

We understand this can be a difficult financial situation for some of our Bobcats. Students who are in Athens currently have access to our Cats’ Cupboard food pantry, and you can see the most up-to-date hours at bit.ly/39Kf9hD.

We are currently evaluating a plan for food donations for our bobcats moving out of the residence halls next week. More information will be available soon.

Ohio University classes will be going online or remote for the remainder of the spring semester. You can find up-to-date...
03/13/2020
Ohio University

Ohio University classes will be going online or remote for the remainder of the spring semester. You can find up-to-date plans at ohio.edu/alert, but here are some of the major pieces of new information:
Students will who live in residence halls on the Athens Campus won’t be able to return to campus after 3/22, though they can apply for an exception. The Division of Student Affairs will be sending an email about scheduling move-out times soon.
The University is developing prorated reimbursements for students who reside on the Athens Campus and/or have a dining plan, and more communications will come later when plans have been finalized.

All OHIO University courses will move to remote and online delivery for the remainder of the semester.

Today it was decided that spring break will continue until March 22 with remote and online instruction beginning Monday,...
03/12/2020
Ohio University

Today it was decided that spring break will continue until March 22 with remote and online instruction beginning Monday, March 23. This will help ensure that our instructors have enough time to prepare high-quality online material and that students are able to prepare for the transition to online classes.

We appreciate the great amount of patience our Bobcat community has shown over the past few days. As coronavirus is becoming more widespread in the United States, we’ve had to make quick decisions following the guidance of the Departments of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to keep our Bobcats safe. We are thankful to our community members who are still waiting for responses to their questions and to our University employees who are working tirelessly to find solutions for our students, faculty and staff.

Ohio University’s Spring Break will be extended until March 22nd following guidance we have received at the state level and in response to concerns about the time needed for both students and faculty to adequately prepare to transition from face-to-face to remote or online instruction.

The latest updates on the decision to suspend face-to-face classes can be found here.

Here is some more information about dining for students who are approved to be back on campus during our online transiti...
03/12/2020

Here is some more information about dining for students who are approved to be back on campus during our online transition. We know many people are wondering about refunds for meal plans and housing, and right now University leadership is evaluating this question. We will provide more information as soon as possible.

West 82 will be the only dining venue currently in operation and only on a limited basis. During the following times, modified meals will be provided to all APPROVED meal plan holders beginning Sunday, March 15 and continuing through Monday, March 30. It is important to note that these meals are available for students only. There will be no campus dining options for OHIO employees.

Sunday:
Lunch- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dinner- 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Monday thru Saturday
Breakfast - 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch - 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dinner – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

This will be a carry out style of service - no seating.

Please check in with the Ohio University alerts page(ohio.edu/alert) and the Culinary Services Page (ohio.edu/food/coronavirus) often for updates.

Ohio University has put together an FAQ including answers to questions about dining, academic support and accessing on-c...
03/12/2020

Ohio University has put together an FAQ including answers to questions about dining, academic support and accessing on-campus belongings. It will continually be updated as more answers become available. If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 that are not answered in the FAQ, please email [email protected]. ohio.edu/coronavirus

Parents- you may have seen this message or received an email regarding Ohio University’s move to online classes for the ...
03/10/2020
President Nellis provides critical update about OHIO's response to coronavirus

Parents- you may have seen this message or received an email regarding Ohio University’s move to online classes for the next few weeks. We have taken these steps because it is an ever-evolving situation, and student safety is a top priority. Students who live in residence halls on campus are not to return to campus after spring break unless they request and receive prior authorization by contacting [email protected] or 740-593-4090.
If individuals have an immediate need to return to campus to retrieve essential items from their residence hall, they are asked to contact [email protected] or call 740-593-4090 for assistance. https://bit.ly/2W0Im3V

We have suspended in-person instruction on all campuses and locations and are moving to a virtual instruction environment, effective immediately and through at least Monday, March 30, 2020.

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Please vote for the book; Page Go to; https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page Browse then select General nonfiction category then select from pages 1-16, it is on page 5-16, select the book at the bottom & click on it. Please vote for the book it is now No. 2 deadline is Nov.13 . 2020. Ask your friends to also vote for the book .
I have another manuscript to be published , same Interesting story " The Once Powerful Talai Clan- A Trail of Tears". I need a publisher to publish the book.
On 4.8.2014, I assisted Mr. Alex Dyzenhous from the University of Oxford U.K , doing his degree thesis on African Political Science to give him Talai history & Challenges/ plight from pre , during & post colonial periods in Kenya. He really appreciated my assistance.
BBC interview of my father; "
Statement to BBC by one of the Historical Injustices who happens to be my father; "Brief Statement of my father a Gwassi Survivor STATEMENT 1. Name… Kibore Cheruiyot Ngasura 2. Date of birth….1924 3. I/D No..3867863 4. Clan…Talai 5. Village- Tugunon, Kipkelion 6. Tribe- Kipsigis/Kalenjin 7. Location- Kapseger 8. County- Kericho. -Where was your original home? Kimigik in Ainamoi -What is your current residence? Tugunon in Kipkelion -When was the eviction done? 1934 -Who carried the evictions? The Colonial administrators thro’ chiefs and their askaries known as Chepkusio or Kimanyata. -What happened during the evictions? Everything was chaotic, we were asked to move first to Kiptere, then later to Gwassi in 1934. -Can you describe what happened? The askaries and the chiefs visited Talai homes asked them to move immediately to Kiptere, those who refused were beaten up, some women were raped by the askaries. Reaching Kiptere we settled temporarily according to families, women and girls used to sleep in one house. The same askaries would come at night and rape our mothers. Some had miscarriages. -When being rounded up were you informed through writing or any other form that you will be moved? No, if they had done that some Talai would have escaped to other areas. -Did your people resist the eviction? No -Were lives threatened by the persons carrying out the evictions? Yes the askaries and chief threatened us saying that if we disobeyed their orders they would kill us. -Did you resist the orders? No. -Were there properties that were destroyed? Yes, like our millet, grains, calabashes, etc. -Were those facing evictions forced to abandon their homestead and belongings? Yes, we left our houses, food stores, some animals and other properties. -Were your abandoned properties protected? No -Do you have any written evidence ,testimonies, or information on the eviction? No documents but I saw everything, I experienced. - Did you have leaders and what happened to them? Yes we had, they were arrested and jailed. -What was the reason of your eviction? They said that Talai were big headed, they practiced witchcraft, they led the cattle raids and so many other bad things about us. -Were those true? No, the real reason they arrested our leaders & banished us all to Gwassi was because our leaders resisted the colonialists & their administration , in fact when we got to Gwassi, people there never complained of all those in fact they came to like us very much. Even when we came back some wanted us to stay. -How was Gwassi? Life was terrible, people died, animals died, there were a lot of screaming everyday because children/ someone had died and so on. -Did you get married there? No, after we (youths) protested we (45) were brought back to Kericho, a detention camp (Sigenge). Later we married and whenever one wanted to marry he was escorted by an armed askari to the place of the wedding. I was one of those who was escorted I got married in 1946.I worked for the Kericho magistrate Mr.Reade from 1947- 1952 as a houseboy cm cook.I wish I could meet his Children who are of the same age as my eldest children. Mr.Reade was a good "Bwana" (Sir). -How were you settled, were you given land? No, we were just asked to settle temporarily at Kericho Town, we were promised land at Kibulgeny, up to now we have not been given. -Does the State/County government monitor your situation?.. No, it is only recently that the Governor Mr. Paul Chepkwony (Timbiluet) came in to assist us to take our issue to the British govt. -Do you think the court will assist you? Yes, we know justice will be done to us. -What do you require the British govt to do to you?- We require them to compensate us for the losses we have suffered from 1934 until now, we require them to assist to educate our children, we require them to assist us to develop land if our governments (National & County) will give us, to construct roads, put up water system, electricity, hospitals and a home for the aged like me. -What else do you want them to do to you? We require them to Apologize and once they have done all that we will forgive them and forget of the past and shake our hands with them. - How soon do you want the compensation? As soon as possible, I need the compensation before I die. -Are there anymore eviction taking place for you and your people?..Yes, some of those who lived at Soin, their houses have been burnt.
Some foreign media institutions like the BBC, The Guardian, etc, who are covering the Talai vs British govt compensation case have said that the Talai book is a good material for a nonfiction action movie. David Ngasura Tuei- Eml:- [email protected] Phone:+254 722 619 901 ( Also WhatsApp No.)
The Foreward to the book was written by Grace Sullivan from Ireland who interviewed the historical Injustices Talai victims in 2015 in Kericho, Kenya.
The Talai community were the ruling Dynasty in Nandi & Kipsigis countries ( now counties in Kenya) . They also had prophets like; 1. Kipnyolei arap Turugat who in 1890 prophecied to his children & people that a whiteman traveling by something long like a snake that puffs on it's head (steam train) would come to Nandi & will take their land , kill their people & his son Koitalel who was killed by Capt. Meinertzhagen on October 19th 1905 ( Ref: The book by A.C.Hollis- The Nandi, their language and folk-lore). 2.Kipchomber arap Koilegen son of Kipnyolei arap Turugat who in 1913 prophecied to his sons & Kipsigis people during the British Colonial resistance period in Kipsigis & Nandi countries about the start of the whites' war ( WWI & II) and that they will recruit their children to fight for them ( to join KAR- King's African Rifles ( Ref:Kenya National Archives- KNA.DC/ KER/17)12/5/34). He also prophecied about the leadership of Kenya after Independence of the 1st President of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta & President Moi in 1916 while in detention in Fort Hall ( now Muranga) in central Kenya. Prof.Phyllis G.Jestice wrote in her book " The Holy People of the World A Cross -Cultural Encyclopedia as follows, " Other notable Christian partriot - saints of Africa are John Chilembwe ( 1875-1915) of Malawi, Kipchomber arap Koilegen (d1916) of Kenya and the West African James Johnson ( c.1836-1917)...and mentioned that arap Koilegen, Kipchomber ( d.1916 C.E), as one of the Kipsigis Prophet, nationalist leader." 3.Arap Boisio the son of Kipnyolei who was detained in Nyeri prophecied to the people of Nyeri & a member of the Kikuyu Central Association ( KCA) Harry Thuku that a war to bring Independence " The Mau Mau emergency will start in future & the sign of the millennium will be the appearance of the sun twice ( Eclipse of the sun of 1948)".This particular incidence made the colonial government to transfer arap Boisio from Nyeri detention camp to Moyale in 1929 where he died in December 1929. In 1952 the Mau Mau emergency started in Kenya which brought Independence in 1963 ( KNA:PC/NZA,3/32/39.16). 4.Kiboin arap Sitonik son of arap Koilegen; a)Prophecied in 1945 to his people that the WW II will end & his children in the KAR ( King's African Rifles) fighting in Burma would come back home- Kenya ( Ref: KNA:PC/NZA.2/7)66). b) In 1947 arap Sitonik prophecied to Hussein Onyango Obama that a child of his blood (Barack Obama) will rule the white man in future. This was confirmed by the former U.S President Obama when he visited Kenya in July 2015 while he addressed people at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, he surprised people when he told them as follows as reported by one of the Daily Newspapers of Tuesday, 28.7.2015 with the heading " A BETTER HISTORY: Barack Obama"; "...... President Obama said that his grandfather was in King's African Rifles during the Second World War, and was taken to the far reaches of the British Empire- all the way to Burma. And back home after the war, he was eventually, detained for a time because he was linked to a group that opposed British rule. And eventually be released...." d) In 1951 arap Sitonik also, Prophecied to Samoei arap Sonoet a Talai member who fought in Burma ( WWII veteran) that the King will soon die and his daughter ( Princess Elizabeth) will take over and that the daughter of the King before taking over would come to Kenya.Indeed in February 1952, princess Elizabeth came to Kenya with her husband, after some days she was recalled back to England as her father King George had died & she eventually became the Queen. After becoming the Queen some Kipsigis people who had heard of the Prophecy composed a song to praise the daughter of the King & the Kipsigis leader ( arap Sitonik). The music is found at some vernacular Kalenjin FM radio stations upto now that goes " The daughter of the King has won let's thank our leader", it was composed in 1952 after Princess Elizabeth became the Queen. Author - David NgasuraTuei Phone :+254722619901 Eml:[email protected].
I'm so excited because my book was just nominated for the 2020 Readers Choice Awards contest by TCK Publishing! The book is under the (General Nonfiction Category)- "The Kipsigis Talai - Tragedy, Tribulation and Triumph of a Community in Kenya". Please vote for it at; https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page/ You can find the book in the Amazon link; "https://www.amazon.com.au/Kipsigis-Talai-Tragedy-Tribulation-Community-ebook/dp/B07SK28KFC/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?qid=1560780276&refinements=p_n_publication_date%3A4910084051&s=books&sr=1-9 OR https://www.amazon.com/Kipsigis-Talai-Tragedy-Tribulation-Community-ebook/dp/B07SK28KFC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=the+kipsigis+talai&qid=1584209718&sr=8-1 David Ngasura Tuei Eml- [email protected]