After brewing a big cup of tea, the first thing almost all of us do is, a hunt for a trash bin to get rid of that soggy tea bag. “Yeah! a good deed was done”, wrong!
Surprisingly, old tea bags can be used in multiple ways. It is similar to your granny’s advice – might sound weird, but definitely effective when used. They are mentioned below.
1.Revitalises Puffy Tired Eyes
All of us have those nights when we are too engrossed in completing the series, and the result is zombie-like puffy eyes the next day. Tannins in black tea can energise your eyes, and also help in removing that extra baggage under your eyes.
Store used tea bags in an airtight jar, and keep in a fridge. Grab your instant cool “Eye-Lifters” whenever you have those lazy mornings.
2.Fixes Minor Burns
Tannins in tea bags soothe inflammation caused by heat, you can use your refrigerated tea bag to get relief from minor burns as well. It helps in reducing inflammation, and is an effective remedy for minor burns.
Do not worry if instead of getting a nice tan on the beach, you sun-burnt your back. A tea bag can be highly effective in getting rid of the itchiness as well as flaky skin. The acid present in black tea possesses soothing properties, that help in getting rid of the excess heat due to sunburn. So, next time pack a tea bag along with your sunscreen while going to the beach.
Get rid of warts by placing a green tea bag on the affected area. You can secure it by wrapping a bandage on top of the tea bag. Antioxidants present in green tea, prevents warts from growing bigger. Replace the old tea bag with a new one after every 15 minutes.
5.Helps Get Rid Of Dandruff
Dandruff is one stubborn issue that almost all of us face at some point in time. If you are done with spending money on expensive products, here is a simple solution – rinse your hair with tea. Steep your favorite tea for an hour before rinsing. A daily scalp massage with tea not only removes dandruff but also adds shine to your hair.
6. Freshens Your Stinky Shoes
Stinky shoes are a matter of deep embarrassment, especially when you are far away from the comfort of your own home. You can freshen your smelly shoes by placing a tea bag in each shoe. It absorbs moisture and wards off the stink.
7.Shoos Off Odour From Hands
Wash your hands with tea bags to get rid of onion and garlic smell. It is effective in getting rid of odours to some extent.
8.Avoids Sore Gums
Spoiler alert – you will end up looking funny! But who cares if it works. Place tea bags in your mouth to reduce swelling and blood clot.
9. Gets Rid Of Watermarks On Mirror
Nobody likes any kind of distraction in the middle of self-admiration, right? Get rid of those water marks on your bathroom mirror by wiping it with a cloth soaked in brewed tea bags.
10.Helps Cleanse The Dishes
We all understand the struggle of removing grime from the dishes. Here is an easy solution, soak your dirty dishes with tea bags for overnight. You will thank yourself the next day as they are much easier to clean now.
11.Acts As A Manure For Your Garden
Impress your buddies by this impressive re-use of tea bags. Tannins in the tea lower the pH levels of the soil. Lesser the pH level, fewer chances of fungus accumulation at the base of plants. Place the tea bag in the soil around the plant and enjoy the beautiful blossoms.
Government is effective July 1 set to elevate Fort Portal, Mbarara, Hoima, Lira, Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Jinja and Entebbe municipalities to cities, supposedly to promote regional development.
The Vision 2040 recommendation to create the new cities is to decongest Kampala, the commissioner in-charge of Urban Planning, Mr Justin Niwagaba, said last week.
According to the Local Government Act, a municipality must have a population of at least 500,000, have facilities, institutions, developments and an enabling environment that attract people to work, invest and stay there.
The private sector must also offer services to support the growing city and its population, among others.
According to Mr Niwagaba, Arua, Mbarara, Gulu and Mbale will be regional cities while others will be strategic cities; Fort Portal (tourism), Jinja (industrial), Lira (industrial) and Hoima (oil).
Nakasongola and Moroto have been differed because their planning requires a different model where basic amenities must be put in place in order to attract dwellers.
Fort Portal tourism city
A fortnight ago, Kabarole District Council approved the proposed Fort Portal tourism city after resolving to annex other lower administrative units as it gears up for the long awaited city status.
Parts of the district annexed to the proposed tourism city include Karago Town Council and Ibaale Parish from Busoro and Karambi sub-counties.
Others include Kiko, Mugusu and Kasenda town councils and Kasenda, Ruteete, Mugusu and Karagura sub-counties. These are endowed with tourism sites such as crater lakes.
The proposed city will have two divisions; one will cover the present East and South divisions, Ibaale Parish, Rubigo Parish and Karambi Sub-county, while the other will cover the present West Division, Karago Town Council, Bukuuku Sub-county and Butebe Parish.
Currently, Fort Portal has West, East and South divisions, covering about 40 square kilometers against the required 120 square kilometers, according to the mayor, the Rev Kintu Muhanga. The 2014 national census put the town population at 54,275.
The urban authority in 2016 launched a campaign of planting one million trees with the aim of creating a forest city by 2025.
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Former Prime Minister Prof Apolo Robin Nsibambi has died.
Ms Julie Nsibambi, his daughter, confirmed the demise of Nsibambi on social media.
Nsibambi, 78, an academic and politician was Prime Minister from April 1999 to May 2011, when Mr Patrick Amama Mbabazi succeeded him.
He studied at King’s College Budo, Makerere University, the University of Chicago, University of Nairobi, and the University of London.
In the 60s he taught at Makerere University and thereafter served as the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences from 1978 until 1983 and from 1985 until 1987.
He was appointed Head of the Department of Political Science at Makerere University in 1987, a position he held until 1990. He was Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) from 1994 to 1996.
Between 1996 and 1998, he served as Minister of Public Service in the Uganda Cabinet. In 1998 he was appointed Minister of Education and Sports, serving in that capacity until 1999 when he was appointed Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business.
Prof Nsibambi was the first non-Head-of-State Chancellor of Makerere University, a position he served from October 2003 to October 2007.
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President Museveni has described Rwenzururu Queen Mother, Christine Biira who died Tuesday as ‘a key champion of peace and unity in the Rwenzori region.’
“I got the sad news of the death of the Rwenzururu Queen Mother, Christine Biira, at Kilembe Hospital. Coming from the Basiita clan, she was my sister. She has been a key champion of peace and unity in the Rwenzori region. The country will miss her. May her soul rest in peace,” Mr Museveni tweeted on Wednesday.
Biira passed on yesterday morning at the age of 85.
She is the mother of Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere and Mr Christopher Kibanzanga, the State minister for Agriculture, among others.
Mr Kibanzanga, who also doubles as the chief prince of Rwenzururu Kingdom, told Daily Monitor in Kampala yesterday that their mother had been ill for the last six months.
“My mother died at around 10:30am from Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese. Her illness has taken more than six months. We treated her in so many hospitals in Kampala before she returned home. It is a sad moment for the royal family and the kingdom at large,” he said.
The Kilembe Mines Hospital administrator, Mr Onizimous Kibaya said the Queen Mother was admitted to the facility on May 28.
He could not immediately reveal the exact cause of death but said the hospital had been treating diabetes, high blood pressure and ulcers.
Mr Kibanzanga said the royal family and an organising committee set up in Kasese would announce the burial arrangements.
He said the body of the deceased was handed over to Uganda Funeral Services, which transported it to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital for postmortem.
King Mumbere, who recently decried being held under house arrest despite being out on bail, was reportedly heartbroken following news of his mother’s death.
He could not be reached for a comment but sources close to him said Mumbere wants the government to allow him travel to Kasese to mourn by “at least seeing the body of his mother”. In Bakonzo culture, kings are not supposed to participate in burials but it is not clear whether they also see dead bodies.
The king who is facing charges of treason, terrorism and murder, among others, is restricted from visiting his kingdom following his arrest on November 26, 2016 during a Uganda People’s Defence Forces raid on Buhikira Royal Palace that left more than 100 people dead.
Mr Mumbere last met with his mother under highly restrictive security measures early February when she was admitted to Case Hospital in Kampala.
At that time, two of her toes had been removed.
President Museveni also had visited her there and had promised to cater for her medication abroad.
Later in March, her leg was amputated at Kilembe Mines Hospital, where family sources said, the remaining part was cut up to the thigh after failing to heal permanently. The first trouble was a wound caused by poorly cut nail, which failed to heal.
She is survived by seven children.
A US envoy for Africa on Friday called for an "independent and credible" investigation into last week's crackdown on protesters in Sudan that left dozens of dead.
"The USA believe very strongly there has to be an investigation which is independent and credible which will hold accountable those committing the egregious events," Tibor Nagy, the assistant secretary of state for Africa, said in Addis Ababa after a two-day visit to Khartoum.
Thousands of protesters who had camped outside the army headquarters in central Khartoum for weeks were dispersed on June 3.
According to doctors linked to the protest movement, 120 people died and hundreds were wounded, while Sudan's health ministry put the death toll at 61.
Nagy said the crackdown marked a brutal reversal in a situation where hope had flowered.
"The events of June 3rd constituted, in our point of view, a 180-degree turn in the way events were going, with murder, rape, by members of the security forces," he said in a conference call with journalists.
"Until June 3rd, everybody was so optimistic. Events were moving forward in such a favourable direction after 35 years of tragedy for Sudan".
Nagy -- the US ambassador to Ethiopia between 1992 and 2002 -- pointed to fears in the region about potential chaos in Sudan.
"The last thing Egypt wants is another Libya on its southern border. The last thing Ethiopia wants is another Somalia on its northwestern border," he said.
Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi earlier Friday called for an "objective" international investigation.
Mahdi's elected government was toppled in 1989, in an Islamist-backed coup led by Omar al-Bashir.
After three decades in power, Bashir was himself ousted in April following mass protests, backed by Mahdi.
Bashir was replaced by a military council, but protesters carried on with a sit-in outside Khartoum military headquarters to demand a transition to civilian rule.
Nagy said the US backed mediation efforts by the African Union and an eight-country regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which is currently chaired by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
"The USA seek a civilian-led government at the end of this transition which is acceptable to the Sudanese people," he said.
On Thursday, a spokesman for the military council expressed "regret" over the events of June 3, saying the plan had been to clear an area close to the sit-in but "excesses happened".
The council rejected an international investigation, saying it was carrying out its own probe, whose findings would be released on Saturday.
Separately, the head of the military council, General Abdel Fattah Burhan, who met Nagy in Khartoum, made a one-day visit to Eritrea, the Eritrean ministry of information said on its website.
He met President Isaias Afwerki, who "underlined the need for all Sudanese political forces and population to participate in the perceptive transition phase the country is facing," the ministry said.
Eid al Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and it marks the end of Ramadhan, which is a month of fasting and prayer.
When contacted, the UMSC spokesperson, Hajji Nsereko Mutumba, reconfirmed the development, saying the month of Ramadhan ends today and as a result, Muslims across the country should observe Eid al-Fitr (communal prayers), which marks the end of Ramadhan and usher in a new month of Shawwal.
Ramadhan is normally observed for 29 or 30 days depending on lunar calendar which consists of 12 months of 354 or 355 days.
Hajji NSereko urged Muslims to keep up the good behavior they exhibited through the Holy Month of Ramadhan and should also celebrate it in accordance with the Sharia (law).
“The Umma (Muslim Community) should keep peace and be charitable,” he said.
Daniel Kanyerezi, Media programmer
“I started on the journey when I parted ways with the mother of my son. She left for Europe and before I knew it, I was solely raising the now nine year-old son. But she comes once in a while to check on us. My case is slightly different because she speaks to her son, most of the times. She had initially wanted to take him with her, but I objected. I could not allow my son to be raised in obscure environments. I didn’t want my son to grow up in a foreign land, and lose touch with his heritage. I now juggle single parenthood alongside the radio job, with the help of a house-help. She came in handy, although I labour to be hands-on. A school shuttle picks and drops him to and from school and I help him with his homework. Even though we are fond of each other and we joke about everything, I strongly emphasise discipline and honesty. I tell him that when I find out that he is telling me a lie, my friendship with him will be no more, a thing he detests.
Kizza Katongole, Farmer
After we lost our two daughters to sickle cells, my wife filed for divorce. That is the time I started to look after my children singlehandedly. My mornings were busy, since I had to prepare children for school. From our home in Kamwokya, I would leave my elder child at Wandegeya stage. I would then rush to Kololo to drop the young one and return to Wandegeya to take the other child to school, before proceeding to work. My lunch hours were occupied too, since I had to pick children from school, drop them at home, prepare lunch and leave them in my neighbour’s custody till evening. This was the routine until the war broke out in the 1970s and we relocated to Makindye. I enrolled them in a new school in Nsambya but continued with my routine as I struggled to make ends meet. When I got a new job in Kawolo, they joined a new school where they successfully completed Primary Seven. Unfortunately, one of the boys died. When the company I was working for collapsed, I resorted to farming. Amidst these life challenges, I stayed strong for my son. He graduated, got a job and he is doing well. My son and I are like brothers. We are very close. I believe God has given me the strength to walk this journey.
Bryan McKenzie, Events manager
Eight years ago, I became a single parent. As breadwinner, I hustle day and night to fend for my child. I hire house-helps to help me out. I admit that there is always a gap that remains unfilled, considering that his mother is away, but I try my best to be a good father.
Frobisher Kiyizi, Builder
I separated from my wife when my last born was just three years old. He is now 18 years old. At first it was tough, but the fact that I was self-employed, I somehow managed. I am grateful to my step mother who taught me how to do house chores. Since I could not trust any woman with my children, I chose to take care of them. I would wake up early in the morning, prepare breakfast, while the elder brother helped me dress his siblings. I washed clothes, ironed and cooked for them. When I got so busy, I would prepare supper before leaving home. I announced busy days in the morning, as I took them to school. The training and nurturing that I got from my mother is what I have passed onto my children. My first and second born are out of school now and are independent adults. The girl is into hair dressing and the boy specialised in art and graphics. My last born is sitting for Senior Six examinations this year. I taught them to do housework and this has made life easy. On Sundays, I would go to church with them, talk to them and check their books. I have never missed any visitation and parents’ meetings. The girl would once in a while visit her auntie who helped me tackle the issues I would not handle. My children are obedient, hardworking and God fearing. It is easy to raise God fearing children. I am still in touch with my children and we meet and dine together, most of the times. God has protected my children from serious illness. Apart from flu and cough, I don’t remember a time when they were admitted to hospital.
Hakeem Saga aka Hakeem the the Dream, Radio host
I called it quits with baby mama, a crossbreed of Dutch and Arabic descent. I am now looking after two handsome boys, aged six and eight. Peer bandwagon espoused her, resulting into neglect of marital roles. I cannot even remember the number of times I sat her down to talk. Eventually, I realised the total absence of a person my children called mother. I laboured to work out our differences in vain. I even sought out her family to reign in, to no avail. I am happy with the children and we share great memories every day. We are like brothers. They are under the custodianship of two househelps, who assist, as I embark on the hustle. I hate to see parents denying that they have children. Some have a tendency of hiding their identity as parents, and pretend to be childless in the eyes of new lovers, for fear of losing them. It is only right, that you say the truth. Some people have no problem raising their partner’s children, from another relationship. Take full charge once they come into the world. The major challenge has been lack of a motherly figure for so many years. Despite the fact that I am seeing someone now, their mother left them at a tender age.
Isaac Rucci, President, Federation of Gospel Artistes of Uganda
We had lived in diaspora for a long time but 13 years ago, I decided to relocate to Uganda with my family. We had just gotten married and we had two young girls. In 2006, I came back home with my daughters. One was one-and-half years old and the other was four-and-half years. I expected my wife to join us but things did not work out as I had planned. That is when I started the journey of raising my girls, singlehandedly. One thing that helped me from the onset, was intentionality. I purposed to raise my children, no matter the circumstances. This meant that my schedule had to change. I drafted a routine that my children and I would work with. I remember, I never took any meetings after 4pm and my friends and colleagues understood that. For about four years, I would not do anything after that time. That was time for my children. I had to pick the girls from school, we would play together, shower, have dinner, read for them or sing lullabies as they went to bed. This routine gave us sanity and balance. I had to compensate for their absentee mother. Of course, I have met challenges along the way as they grew up. When they fall sick or being in and out of hospitals are moments that make me feel their mother would have handled. As my girls began to experience body changes, I sought the help of my sisters and female friends. But I am stronger now and I believe I have pulled through. The priceless reward I have got from single fatherhood is the love and trust from my lovely girls. This role has earned me ‘super daddy’ title. The bond we share is so strong that they freely discuss anything with me. My first born is now 17 years and the other one is 14 years. They are soon joining college after a long time with their father. To all single fathers out there, be willing to take it on, be a good listener, be available and understand your children. Be approachable, get involved in their lives, give them that sense of security, encourage them, be honest with them, get to know their friends, what they like, shape them and give them the confidence they need to soar. Doing all this on your own may be hard sometimes. You must have a strong support system. If you are raising girls, let their aunties or your trusted female friends help out in matters you cannot. As fathers, we tend to become so protective of our daughters but you have to learn to let go, sometimes. It is healthy.
What experts say about single parenthood
Single parenthood may seem easy, especially for those who are financially stable since they can afford all children’s needs but everything is not about money.
Presence is key
Agatha Kisakye, a child psychologist, advises single parents to spend time with their children. “I know some parents decide to take their children to boarding school at a very young age so they can concentrate on work. However, parenting cannot be delegated neither can it be postponed. Children require your daily presence, conversation, instruction and correction. In there, are virtues and great lessons they will pick. If you are apart, how will you instil these? The parent is in the best position to offer a child individual attention. No one can parent like you,” she says.
Do not parent alone
Allow your children to interact with relatives and peers. Have a circle of relatives and parents in your life who you trust to pass on values to your children.
Have a strong family culture
Emphasise your do’s and don’ts. Children have a way of bending rules, but be firm and stick to them If they make up faces and swell up with anger, do not back down, it is a tool they use to get what they want.
Partner with God
Be intentional about prayer. Pray for your children, unceasingly. Our children are preserved by the prayers we make for them. Godfearing children make parenting journey easier.
Avoid making decisions that will compromise the life of your children. A bad relationship or work frustration should not make you forget about caring for your children.
Use affirming language
This will build your children’s confidence. Jonathan Okiru, a family counsellor says that despite how one ended up as a single parent, if they purpose to raise a responsible child, they will succeed at it.
Children are unique
Understanding that children are unique even if they are twins is key. This will help to avoid the mistake of generalising children.
If you are raising a girl child, you will need a mother figure. If it is a boy child, you will need a father figure. Girls need a mother figure to learn motherly instincts and boys need a father figure for affirmation.
Look out for people in your family who will play key roles to assist in child upbringing.
Sign up for a parenting course. There is so much to learn about parenting. Most people use the parenting tips their parents used, yet they could have made grave mistakes. You don’t want to pass on the same mistakes to you own children. Seek knowledge.
Attend parenting sessions
Be part of parenting sessions whether at your children’s school or at the place of worship. Parenting is so dynamic and requires a wholesome approach. Go out of your comfort zones and learn from others.
It takes a village to raise a child
African common adage says, “it takes the whole village to raise up a child”. Be involved in the day-to-day life of your child. Most parents think that providing for the child is parenting. If the child eat gets what they want, the rest does not matter.
Children need parents to be available. Play with the child, feed the child, dress the child, take the child to school, do homework with the child among other things. Ask God for wisdom in parenting.
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East African Community, Kampala, Uganda, 28 October, 2016: The second EAC Common Market Scorecard (CMS) 2016 which evaluates implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol was launched in Kampala, Uganda by the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration, Hon. Jesca Eriyo. The Scorecard 2016, which measures Partner States' compliance to the free movement of capital, services, and goods, was developed by the World Bank Group together with Trade Mark East Africa at the request of the EAC Secretariat.
The Scorecard was developed over a period of 18 months under the supervision of the EAC Secretariat and Partner States. The areas of capital, services and goods were selected for scoping as they are fundamental to the operations of the Common Market.
Addressing the participants at the launching, the EAC Deputy Secretary General stated that "a number of reforms have been undertaken since the 2014 CMS. These have brought the total number of non-conforming measures (NCMs) down from 63 in 2014 to 59 in 2016.'' While this shows progress it should be noted that all EAC Partner States remain largely non-compliant in their services trade liberalization commitments, added Hon. Jesca Eriyo.
Hon Eriyo disclosed to the participants that In CMS 2016 all Partner States were given full marks for compliance. Subsequent scorecards should consider assessing implementation of these commitments.The Deputy Secretary General informed the participants that the Scorecard is well aligned with the EAC's implementation priorities. "It fosters peer learning and facilitate the adoption of best practice in the region".
"The Scorecard will contribute to strengthen the regional market, grow the private sector and deliver benefits to consumers," stated Hon. Eriyo.
She said the implementation in terms of recognition of certificates of origin, an issue repeatedly identified as a significant non-tariff barrier (NTB) in 2014, Burundi continues to earn full points and Kenya continues to score 90 percent. Tanzania's recognition of certificates of origin has improved from 50 to 60 percent; Rwanda and Uganda's scores have both declined, indicating a worsening performance in terms of recognizing certificates of origin of other EAC Partner States. Most countries improved their score on applying tariff equivalent charges, though such charges persist as barriers to intra-EAC trade, stated the EAC official.
Hon Jesca Eriyo disclosed to the participants that the EAC average of resolution of new NTBs for the 2016 period was about 54 percent, better than the 38 percent rate for CMS 2014. The EAC Deputy Secretary General called for greater information sharing regarding the Treaty and Protocol provisions in the Partner States. Some members of the private sector, including private sector apex bodies, were unfamiliar with the Protocol or with the commitments affecting their operations. Hon Eriyo urged Partner States to strongly engage and inform the private sector on the implications on these reforms on their day-to-day operations across the region and develop a private sector reform champions who could help push for implementation.
Catherine Masinde, the Practice Manager, East Africa, Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank Group, said, EAC Partners have done a commendable effort in removing barriers to free movement of capital, services and goods, but more needs to be done
She said the EAC Scorecard provides transparent, rigorous, unbiased and client-led data on the key implementation gaps to the integration of the region's economies. It also highlights possible reform areas to improve compliance to the Common Market Protocol".
On his part Vice Chairman of East African Business Council Uganda, Kassim Omary, said it is of atmost importance to measure the extent to which the EAC Parter States are translating the Common Market Protocol into policies that support actualization of free movement of people and workers, goods, services and the rights of establishment and residence within the EAC Partner States
Mr Richard Kamajugo, Senior Director of Trade Mark East Africa in-charge of Trade and Environment, said that the TMEA Program of support to the Common Market Scorecard has been running from 2012 to march 2017,under the EAC Investment Climate Programe. He said the total budget support to the program was $ 10.4m, through IFC and EAC (technical support), under a 5 component program aimed at increasing inter and intra-regional trade and investment through investment climate reforms supporting the EAC Common Market.
East African Court of Justice, Arusha, 31st October, 2016: The Judge President of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), Hon. Justice Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, has on behalf of the Court congratulated Hon. Justice Isaac Lenaola upon his new appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kenya.
Justice Lenaola who has been a Judge at the High Court of Kenya been promoted to the Supreme Court of Kenya after a rigorous recruitment process. His Lordship has replaced retired Justice Philip Tunoi, former Vice President of the EACJ. Until his appointment, Justice Lenaola was the head of the Constitutional and Human Rights Division at the High Court of Kenya.
The Summit of the EAC Heads of State appointed His Lordship Justice Lenaola as a Judge of the EACJ, First Instance Division, in April 2011 and consequently designated him as the Deputy Principal Judge of the same Division in November 2013, a position he still holds to date. Justice Lenaola replaced retired Hon. Lady Justice Mary Stella Arach Amoko from the Republic of Uganda with effect from 1st December, 2013.
The President of the Court, Hon. Justice Dr. Ugirashebuja hailed Justice Lenaola upon his new appointment and wishes him success in his new role as a Supreme Court judge.
Hon. Justice Dr. Ugirashebuja said that Justice Lenaola's elevation from the High Court to the Supreme Court demonstrates the judge's industriousness and commitment to serve, thus his being entrusted with a greater assignment.
His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta swore in Justice Lenaola as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 28th October, 2016. Also sworn in at the same ceremony was Justice Philomena Mwilu as the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya.
About the EACJ
The East African Court of Justice (EACJ or 'the Court'), is one of the Organs of the East African Community established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community. Established in November 2001, the Court's major responsibility is to ensure the adherence to law in the interpretation and application of and compliance with the EAC Treaty.
Arusha is the temporary seat of the Court until the Summit determines its permanent seat. The Court's sub-registries are located in the respective National Courts in the Partner States.
Bad breath or halitosis can be an embarrassing social problem. Stinky breath in the morning is even worse. After all, who would want to kick off their day with a whiff of unpleasant smells? Spare your loved ones, colleagues, and friends the stink and yourself the unpleasantness – by treating it naturally.
Your first simple trick to battle bad breath is to keep your teeth really clean before you turn in for the night. For pristine pearly whites, brush well after dinner and use a tongue cleaner to remove any deposits stuck to your tongue. Rinse well and gargle to wash away any other food particles after you eat anything. That way you avoid bacteria from thriving on the food particles left in your mouth overnight.
Stay Hydrated At Night
Saliva helps prevent bacterial growth and moisture is needed to keep those salivary glands working properly. Getting your daily minimum recommended quantity of water is important to prevent bacterial growth and bad breath resulting from inadequate moisture and saliva. Drink water before you sleep, and try and sip some when you wake up during the night. This will keep your mouth moist. Plain water is best, because juices are sugary and can help bacteria thrive. Medicines and some illnesses tend to make the mouth dry, so drinking adequate water is even more important if you experience dryness in the mouth.
Chew On Natural Breath Fresheners and Mouthwashes
- Antibacterial remedies for breath like lemon rind, cloves, cardamom seeds, and fennel are natural mouth fresheners. These foods cause the mouth to increase the production of saliva and tackle the odor without using any strong chemical products.
- Mint leaves also help cut through the smell and freshen up your breath.
- Fenugreek leaves when brewed into a tea can also act as an effective antibacterial mouth freshener. Apples and pineapple juice are also said to help.
- Baking soda is great at battling bad breath and is quick and easy to use first thing in the morning. Simply dip your damp rinsed toothbrush into baking soda and use it to brush your teeth. Alternatively, mix it with water and rinse your mouth with the solution as you would a mouthwash.
Get Treated For Sleep Apnea
When you’re asleep, your mouth tends to dry out, especially if you have a tendency to snore or leave your mouth wide open while sleeping. One study found that dry mouth was a common symptom on awakening for those with obstructive sleep apnea. And this dry mouth, in turn, creates an environment ripe for bacteria to multiply, creating that notorious morning breath. To get over bad breath from this condition, you may also need to get the cause of the sleep apnea treated.
Mind Your Diet
Onions and garlic are common offenders when it comes to causing bad breath. Any strong foods, fermented pastes, and fishy smelling ingredients with pungent flavors and smells can linger on the palate, even overnight, whenever you eat them. If you do choose to eat these foods for dinner or for a snack later at night, be sure to brush and rinse your mouth well to clean it out. Pass up on the foods that could upset the balance of your gut flora, like junk food and preservative-laden foods or sugars that help bacteria thrive. Tobacco and alcohol are also taboo if you need to do away with stinky breath.
Certain foods can also help saliva to flow better, which can help you cope with bad breath. Eat whole-grain foods, fruits, orange and dark green vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and fish. Eat foods that aid digestion – high fiber foods will ensure your digestive system functions well so you eliminate waste better
Zinc is a natural antimicrobial mineral that kills germs in the mouth. Sometimes, halitosis can result from a zinc deficiency and this makes the problem of early morning stinky breath even worse.
Up your intake of zinc-rich food like poultry, lean meats, low-fat dairy products, cacao, pumpkin seeds, legume, and whole grains to increase zinc levels in the body.
Ayurvedic Cures To Battle Bad Breath
Ayurveda believes that accumulated “ama” in the body can cause bad breath. Consuming turmeric, coriander, fennel, black pepper, cumin, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, dried powdered ginger, and cayenne can kickstart your metabolism, help the body’s digestion, and cleanse the ama. To check if you have excess ama, look at your tongue in the morning. If it has a white film on the surface, this could be the cause of that morning stinky breath.
A triphala-based decoction can be used like a mouthwash twice a day to rinse the mouth. Be sure to do the first rinse in the morning to give your day a fresh, stink-free start. As one study found, this regimen along with oral ingestion of triphala powder for a month was found to be as effective in treating periodontal disease as modern alternatives. By getting to the root of the problem, this natural cure will do away with any bad breath linked to periodontal disease.