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FirmRock Children's Helper Kenya will resume the FirmRock Library Foundation project through the tools at GoGetFunding.com. We have launched a campaign via the platform that we will be advertising in greater detail throughout the week. 

Our major objective at this stage is to create a capital stream by which we can start planning the construction of the central office to the FirmRock Library Foundation. 

This first achievement will set us on the path to constructing the entire FirmRock Family Life center on donated property in the community. 

FirmRock is a project near to the heart of the community of Itoloni Village in rural Eastern Kenya. 
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Farewell to Queen Victory__Kenya moves past colonialism with removal of statue
Kenya is uncomfortably familiar with the history of colonialism having only received its independence from Great Britain after the Mau Mau Uprising in the late 1950s. The Mau Mau Uprising was led by the major ethnic group the Kikuyu, see the BBC for more history.

The acidic memory of the Mau Mau still stings the soil of the Kenyan nation. There is perhaps one stark memory of the violence between the Western World and Africa. That is the statue of Queen Victoria, England's sovereign lady in the late 19th century. Her statue stood for more than a century in Jeevanjee Gardens, Nairobi. But in 2015, the statue was beheaded and tossed into a bush at the garden site. This was reported by Voice of America on June 11.

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States police officer Derek Chauvin, the entire African Diaspora has been irate for injustices against African descended ethnicities around the world. The people of Nairobi believed that the image of Queen Victoria in their garden went beyond the likeness of a historical monarch. Her image to the people of Nairobi represented an age of slavery, colonialism, and suffering. One that the world is received to see end for the sake of Africans as sovereigns of their own nations, and for the sake of a more hopeful future of peace with the Western world.


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This is the new official web handle for the New African Living Standard. The New African Living Standard is a passion news project created out of the efforts of the FirmRock Children's Helper media department to bring Africa news by Africans and for Africans.

Over the course of the next few months, we intend to build this project to also include United States correspondence. The FirmRock Press Team is based in the United States and so this is a logical development.

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FirmRock Farm Review presents: Kenya in Peril

Police kill 12 citizens in an attempt to enforce COVID-19 curfews_ 
Andalou Agency reports that Kenya police have killed at least 12 people in an attempt to enforce a dawn to dusk curfew. Now, citizens wear any makeshift mask that they can muster to stave off the violence of the police.

Within the last two weeks, police became violent enforcers of COVID-19 lockdown. In this footage, by Telegraph UK, Kenyan authorities deployed tear gas. 


In Kiamaiko, a 13-year-old boy was likewise shot by the police. The officer was enforcing COVID-19 curfew: 

Al Jazeera reported later that the police were to investigate the killing of the child: 


France 24 also shared an interview with Kenya's president, who apologized for the "excessive" behavior of riot police: 
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