William Ruto Sworn in As President of Kenya
William Ruto was sworn in as Kenya’s president on Tuesday. “A village boy has develop into the president of Kenya,” he mentioned. Mr. Ruto, who’s 55, was poor as he was rising up. However Mr. Ruto has develop into wealthy, and has robust political connections. He’s been Kenya’s deputy (vice) president since 2013.
Mr. Ruto defeated Raila Odinga 50.5% to 48.9% within the nation’s August election. Mr. Odinga challenged the outcomes, however the nation’s supreme court docket authorized the election. On Tuesday, Mr. Ruto mentioned that he would “work with all Kenyans” regardless of who they voted for.
Throughout the election Mr. Ruto promised to enhance life for Kenya’s many poor individuals. He mentioned he would concentrate on farming. “There’s completely no motive why we can not produce sufficient meals,” he mentioned.
However Mr. Ruto will face many challenges. Kenya owes some huge cash that it’s having a tough time repaying. There’s an excessive drought within the north of Kenya, and costs within the nation – particularly meals costs – are rising sharply.
New Plan to Use Credit score Playing cards to Monitor Drawback Gun Gross sales
A brand new plan may enable bank card corporations and banks to assist stop gun violence. By giving a particular code to gun shops, bank card corporations can be higher capable of observe when gun-related gadgets are purchased.
At present, bank card corporations use four-digit codes to determine completely different varieties of companies. The code for grocery shops is completely different from the code for film theaters, for instance. However prior to now, shops that offered weapons didn’t have a particular code. Many had been labeled as “sporting items shops”.
Now most main bank card corporations have agreed so as to add a particular code for gun shops. This could make it simpler for bank card corporations to trace gross sales associated to weapons. The hope is that this may enable them to acknowledge harmful patterns earlier if somebody is attempting to purchase a number of weapons.
The brand new system received’t have an effect on all gun gross sales. Solely about 50% of weapons are purchased at gun shops. And shops that promote different gadgets beside weapons won’t get the code. Nonetheless, teams that help gun management say the transfer is a vital step ahead.
Eiffel Tower Will Go Darkish Early to Save Electrical energy
Beginning September 23, the lights on the Eiffel Tower can be turned off over an hour earlier to save lots of electrical energy. Like a lot of Europe, France is going through rising vitality prices. That’s largely due to the warfare in Ukraine, and Russia chopping its fuel provides to Europe. French President Emmanuel Macron has requested governments, companies, and houses in France to attempt to reduce vitality use by 10%.
In Paris, one a part of that effort will imply turning off the lights on the Eiffel Tower at 11:45 at night time. Usually, the lights aren’t turned off till one within the morning. Flipping the swap earlier ought to save about 4% of the tower’s vitality prices.
That’s solely a small a part of the modifications in Paris. Different public buildings will go darkish at 10 p.m. Heating received’t be turned on in public buildings till a month later than regular, and the temperature can be lowered.
Did You Know…?
To save lots of vitality, Paris is even turning down the temperature in its public swimming swimming pools.