Uhuru attends Mugabe funeral as burial stalemate resolved (images)

Uhuru Kenyatta attended the funeral of late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe to pay his last respects. The Kenyan president eulogised the deceased ex-commander in chief as an icon of Africa’s liberation struggle.

Uhuru said of the late leader in his speech,

The late comrade Mugabe was an embodiment of the pan-African spirit, offering immeasurable assistance and solidarity to many other African countries in their struggles to end colonial rule and apartheid.

Uhuru Kenyatta at Mugabe's funeral
The Kenyan president at Mugabe’s funeral

Other presidents in attendance were South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa and his Equatorial Guinea counterpart Theodore Obiang Nguema, besides the host president Emerson Mnangagwa. Former presidents Sam Nujoma of Namibia and Jerry Rawlings from Ghana also graced the funeral service of their departed colleague.

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The Kenyan president signing the condolence book

Zimbabwe’s current president Mnangagwa, once Mugabe’s close confidant, described his late predecessor as a revolutionary leader, patriot and a nationalist who believed in Pan-Africanism.

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Far from the colourful speeches from African leaders, it was impossible to ignore the embarrassingly low turnout of citizens at the Zimbabwe National Sports Stadium where the funeral service was held.

Uhuru Kenyatta attending Mugabe's funeral
Uhuru Kenyatta attending Mugabe’s funeral

Mugabe was the president of Zimbabwe for 37 years from 1980 to 2017 when he was ousted following a military coup. He died on Friday, September 6, aged 95 after a long illness. He passed on in Singapore where he had been receiving treatment since April 2019.

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Mugabe_1979_a

 

The family of the late president say that he will be buried in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, his family says, following a row with the government over his final resting site.

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Rich kid Anerlisa begs Uhuru to help her billionaire parents

Anerlisa Muigai’s world is in the throes of distress. The cause of the normally bubbly Keroche heiress’ emotional state is the news that her parents are been investigated for tax evasion by the government.

This state has forced the Nero Water CEO to appeal to a helping hand and none other than from the main man himself, President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Anerlisa’s appeal came moments after Ms Karanja and her husband, Joseph Karanja, were arrested on Thursday afternoon. DCI officers nabbed the couple, together with the company’s board members, at the gate of their factory in Naivasha.

Anerlisa's parents
Anerlisa’s parents

Miss Muigai penned her message to the president asking him to protect her family as they are entrepreneurs.

Her message is below;

Dear Our President (Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta)

I am writing in regards to our local entrepreneurs. I am humbly requesting you to intervene and help/protect us all in businesses. We chose you as our President. Every day our local entrepreneurs are being fought. We trust and believe that you will do something about it. Thank You. #BuyKenya #BuildKenya #

Anerlisa seating with her mother
Anerlisa seating with her mother

The message was met with mixed reactions from her followers with some telling her that it was karma for those who voted for Uhuru’s government at the polls. They told her to pray that her parents should pay their fair share of taxes as Kenyans are doing themselves.

Others urged her to stand strong and bemoaned the fact that the ‘greedy’ government was going for entrepreneurs.

Funny thing is I don’t think Anerlisa will have much help from the Head-of-State.

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Uhuru Kenyatta in a file photo

My reason being that the government has embarked on a campaign to not only deal with corruption but also target tax evaders.

This week, the CBK revealed that Ksh. 25 billion had been deposited in banks by Kenyans after it warned that hiding untaxed money in their homes.

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Uhuru Kenyatta and Jeff Koinange meet their high school teacher after 35 years!

Uhuru Kenyatta has one of the widest smiles you will ever see. That is likely why his face makes some of the best memes you will ever find on the internet.

And yesterday, the 4th president had more reason to show off the meme-worthy smile after he met his high school teacher at State House. The news was shared by his distant cousin Jeff Koinange who showed off the pictures on his Instagram page. The JKLive host explained that they were meeting their history teacher, Zelia Pareira, for the first time after 35 years.

Uhuru and his guests at State House
Uhuru and his guests at State House

His caption read;

Guess who got to meet his former Saint Mary’s School History Teacher after more than 35 Years? That’s right, the President himself! We had a great time and a good laugh!! Thanks, Mrs Pereira for molding us to be WHO we are today! 

Uhuru Kenyatta with his former teacher
Uhuru Kenyatta with his former teacher

Pareira taught the two leaders of their respective fields History while they attended St Mary’s School, Nairobi. Uhuru has in the past admitted that history was his favourite subject. Some of the comments to the post are below;

antoneosoul Teachers are the best ❤️❤️❤️
mwauambrose Ata President alisoma History 🤔
weru_j Who else read this in Jeff’s voice? 🤣🤣

Jeff Koinange has previously revealed an interesting character of President Uhuru Kenyatta during their early childhood days.

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In an interview with Kiss 100 presenter in 2016, the journalist revealed how the President at once bullied him at St Marys School in Nairobi where they schooled together.

Uhuru and his guests at State House
Uhuru and his guests at State House

Mr Koinange recalled how Kenyatta harassed him in the school bus, hitting him on the head an action commonly known as ‘ngoto‘. “Boss Uhunye alinihanda ndani ya mini-bus ya shule bwana (Uhuru used to bully me inside the school mini-bus). Can you imagine that he is now the President,” Mr Koinange revealed to Mote while illustrating the action.

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Uhuru reveals that he has Jamaican relatives on state visit

Uhuru Kenyatta has been in the Caribean island of Jamaica. What has the most hardworking, enterprising and dedicated president in Africa been doing in the country where many people get irie?

Well, Mr. Kenyatta was on an official 3-day state visit to the birthplace of reggae and its most famous export Bob Marley. Apart from the formal and boring business that happens on a state visit, Uhuru had some stunning revelation to make.

Uhuru in Jamaica
Uhuru in Jamaica

The fourth president declared that he had relatives that came from the island, saying;

My wife’s brother’s mother is from Jamaica. We affirm the Jamaican diaspora is everywhere and the prime minister was wondering whether we have some in Kenya. In deed I can confirm given the fact my wife’s brother’s mother comes from Jamaica and she lives in Kenya.

Many Kenyans wondered why the president hadn’t referred to the relative as his mother-in-law since the said person was his wife’s brother’s mother.

Uhuru in Jamaica
Uhuru in Jamaica

True to netizens insight, it appears the president had a slip of the tongue as we have discovered that the mother to the wife of Uhuru’s brother, Muhoho Kenyatta, is the link between the Kenyatta’s family and Jamaica.

Mama Norma Florienta Kanja who died on Wednesday, August 16, 2018, was mother-in-law to President Kenyatta’s younger brother, Muhoho.

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Norma was the wife of the late Jimmy Kanja. According to obituaryKenya, Norma, 83, was the daughter of the late Rupert and the late Loretta Forbes.

Loretta was the sister of Valerie Afflick, the late Doreen Nesbitt, and the late Carlton Forbes of Kingston, Jamaica. Uhuru said last year in her tribute;

As we have all heard, she was a wonderful human being and we can testify to that fact. Mama Norma Kanja lived her life well and has left an enduring legacy which should be emulated.

Uhuru in Jamaica
Uhuru in Jamaica

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his host Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness held bilateral talks on Monday, August 5, purposely to deepen ties and economic partnership. During a press briefing attended by delegations from the two governments,

It was also disclosed during the state visit that the two nations were planning to introduce direct flights from Nairobi to Kingston as part of the journey towards a vibrant economic partnership.

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Uhuru secret note to Gideon Moi gets hilarious reactions from Kenyans

Uhuru Kenyatta is a president who might be remembered more for the memorable memes that his face makes than for what he did for Kenya.

Uhuru Kenyatta
Uhuru Kenyatta

Moving on swiftly,  a new meme might just have started after a video emerged of the president scribbling something on a note then passing it to Baringo Senator, Gideon Moi.

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William Ruto speaking at the event. One can see Gideon on gthe right with red trousers and yellow socks

Despite the contents of the note being secret, the reaction by the Baringo Senator made it clear that Uhuru sent him something hilarious.

Gideon couldn’t contain himself as he laughed as Uhuru looked on at him cheekily.

Check out the video below;

What he was writing is the subject of speculation and many Kenyans are trying to work out the message he wrote for Gideon.

Some speculated that he wrote, the now popular term, ‘Wamlambez’ on the note. If you don’t know what that means, Google is your friend.

And guess what, Kenyans have a knack for coming up with some of the most hilarious things to say and this one was not any different. Some of the speculations from Kenyans is below;
Sheilah Birgen I swear this man is spesho! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤣🤣🤣🤣

KIMUTAI Msee hata haskizi mode, wanakumbushana tu vile funky ya Sato karibu wadandiwe kwa ile bus…

Wanjiku Yegon This is us passing sticky notes to each other during preps pale dining hall. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

MOSBY Cheki .. nikimalizia hii kitu si ni kujenge.. bora uniangushie ki mzeng ..

Wilson 🇰🇪 🇯🇲 And he pretends hakuna kitu amefanya😂

It is good when you can see our leaders smile like this, even with the crazy politiciking we witness day in day out.

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Collymore’s ‘boys club’ keeps request Uhuru asked them

Bob Collymore had kept a special and rare whiskey in place for President Uhuru Kenyatta. During Collymore’s memorial service, Uhuru said he was disappointed he did not get time to return to Collymore’s house to collect that ‘special gift’.

Uhuru Kenyatta and Bob Collymore
Uhuru Kenyatta and Bob Collymore in the past

That gift it transpired was bottle number 138 of Johnie Walker Directors Blend. According to Diageo’s website, the whiskey edition was released in 2010 and given exclusively to Diageo directors.

The directors blend
The director’s blend

The drink containing 46 percent alcohol volume is packaged in 700 ml bottle that retails at Sh 460,000. He told Collymore’s boy’s club at the memorial service;

I was supposed to have gone back to collect my gift reserved for a special friend from Bob and so Peter Kenneth, Oigara and crew, you will pay. That did not belong to you.

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The boys club that included; Alykhan Satchu, Patrick Quarcoo, Peter Kenneth, Jeff Koinange, Bob Collymore, Bharat Thakrar, Nic Hailey. Joshua Oigara

The boy’s club took the admonition to heart and have been able to get the bottle. Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth on Sunday revealed that the ‘boyz club’ has scoured the world for the bottle.

Details about the 130 year old gift Bob Collymore owed President Uhuru

He said that they were able to find the last bottle available globally of the exclusive whiskey Uhuru missed from the late Collymore.

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Peter Kenneth sitting

The revelation was made during a memorial service of Kenneth’s mother at his home in Loresho on Sunday. According to the Star, the bottle has been shipped by special courier from Amsterdam for the President.

A member of the club called it “an unbelievable stroke of luck to find it, but suffice to say, Bob may have helped from high up!

Where has your hair gone to? Kenyans curious about Joho’s hairstyle

Ali Hassan Joho is one of the most stylish politicians…nay people in Kenya. The governor’s tastes may be flamboyant but yet they are not gaudy.

Governor Ali Hassan Joho
The governor looking dashing

And keeping with his fashionable ways the good governor does not frown on the wonders of a good haircut or a great barber to boot. He admitted earlier this year that he pays his Congolese barber an eye-watering 10k for a single hair cut!

Joho at the barbers
Joho at the barbers

And the godly barber’s results were plain for all to see with many amazed that the governor’s once receding patch was now a thing of the past.

But it seems like the magic was temporary as a patch can be seen forming again. This was spotted by curious Kenyans when Joho gave Uhuru Kenyatta a tour of his county yesterday. The pictures showed a rear view of the governors head with part of his hair falling off.

Joho and Uhuru together
Joho and Uhuru together

One particular social media user captioned the photo inquiring whether Mombasa barbers had gone on a strike. Some of the comments are below;

BrutalHonest 🇰🇪 🇳🇬 🇸🇸 🇺🇬 🇿🇦; Whats happening with Johos hair.
Alube; Iyo kipara ya Joho imeweza
japheth mkenya; Please 001 visit Betty’s beauty parlor for better service..
Dr Mugo John; Niliwaambia hii mambo ya kulazimisha vitu si mzuri. Angalia vile Joho anapambana kuficha form. Nyoa kichwa safi kama balloon bana..ikikataa imekataa
Dr Mugo John; 😆😆😆😆 huyo camera man hajamfanyia fiti
Nature Geek; Amefanya nini nywele
OscarKaranja; He needs the barbershop ASAP, don’t Force the the disappearing Afro hehehehe… Time to go Clean & Bald… And enjoy time with the Wazee.
Dominic Nzikali; People are not being fair to Gov even on hair cuts😂
CASH BAIL!! 🇰🇪; Si atwee ndevu aweke kwa kichwa🤒🤒🤒🤒🤒
Lacaz; Lakini Hon. Joho akubali tu matokeo. Hiyo chinja ishamkataa, kipara tayari😂😂

Joho with his barber Dufanda
Joho with his barber Dufanda

What do you think of his hair yesterday? Bad hair day, or lack of photoshop?

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‘I’ve given up. Just take care of Wambui and my kids’ – Bob Collymore told Uhuru

Bob Collymore has been the by-word on many people’s lips and that is understandable. One person who spoke about him at his memorial service was President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Uhuru Kenyatta
Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru and Collymore were closer than most Kenyans were aware of. The two met barely a week before the late CEO’s demise and had a 4-hour conversation.

In that tête-à-tête, the two spoke about the future of Kenya as well as the telecommunications company. Bob also relayed news of his impending death.

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Bob-Collymore smiling

Though the 61-year-old corporate titan put up a brave face knowing the clock was ticking, he requested Uhuru to take care of his widow Wambui Kamiru and children.

Bob-collymore-with his wife back in 2017
Bob-collymore-with his wife back in 2017

The head of state also remembered a promise that Bob had given him during the heart-to-heart. Uhuru recalled Bob’s words;

I’m going to break a promise I made to you over a year ago. I don’t think I have more than a couple of weeks to go. I’ve given up, I’ve tried everything and I have accepted my time has come. My chapter is closed. You cannot do anything for me, I have sorted my life and issues, just take care of Wambui and my kids.

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Bob-Collymore-with his wife, Wambui

William Ruto also spoke about the late visionary leader in glowing terms. He said

When you met Bob, he behaved and interacted with you as if he was going to live forever, it was quite a paradox and goes to demonstrate his life well lived.

The deceased was confirmed dead at his Nairobi home on Monday morning after losing his battle to Acute Myeloid Leukemia. His remains were cremated at Kariokor crematorium a day later.

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Peter Kenneth relates how Uhuru Interrupted Bob Collymore’s holiday

As the days pass we learn more and more about the late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore. What is becoming clear is that the man had a big heart and that most people who encountered him were normally spellbound by the man he was.

Peter Kenneth and Bob Collymore smiling
Peter Kenneth and Bob Collymore smiling

Yesterday on Jeff Koinange’s show, JKL Live, the boy’s club as they were known reminisced about their lives with him. That Boy’s club included former presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth, Alykhan Satchu, Patrick Quarcoo, Bharat Thakrar, Nic Hailey, Joshua Oigara and Jeff Koinange himself.

The boys club
The boys club that included; Alykhan Satchu, Patrick Quarcoo, Peter Kenneth, Jeff Koinange, Bob Collymore, Bharat Thakrar, Nic Hailey. Joshua Oigara

Peter remembered how President Uhuru Kenyatta interrupted both of them during a trip they had taken to the coast. Peter recalled that Bob had picked him up in Nairobi and they both flew to Lamu on a helicopter that Bob himself was controlling.

When they landed they boarded a boat to take them around Manda Island and while they were sailing, Bob received a call that halted proceedings.

Peter Kenneth and Bob Collymore on a boat together
Peter Kenneth and Bob Collymore on a boat together

Peter told Jeff;

He goes to a corner of the boat, and he’s in this very tight conversation looking serious so I ask him what’s wrong with you we didn’t come here for phone calls and he says ‘Shhhhh’.

Peter went on to say that the conversation went on for 25 minutes more minutes with them unaware that Bob was speaking to the president during that whole time. He told Jeff;

So one day I’m going to tell President Uhuru he called Bob in my presence at that boat.

Peter Kenneth and Bob Collymore smiling
Peter Kenneth and Bob Collymore smiling

Despite Uhuru not being a member of Bob’s boys’ club the two clearly enjoyed a special friendship. Apparently, a day before the late CEO told his boy’s club about his impending demise to his friends Uhuru had visited Bob at his Kitisuru home where they spent time together.

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Bob-Collymore

Bob’s memorial will be conducted on Thursday at the All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi where President Uhuru is expected to attend and shed more light on his relationship with the departed corporate titan.

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Blessings: Sonko’s adopted son joins Uhuru Kenyatta’s high school

He grabbed national attention when his brother saved him from a terrorist attack in 2014, Likoni church in Mombasa.

Baby Satrin as we would later come to know his name was soon after the tragic incidence, adopted by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

The Governor and his wife Primrose have been updating us on the progress of the young boy, and now we know thanks to the first lady that he is joining a prestigious school.

Osinya has joined class one at the St Mary’s School, where President Kenyatta also attended.

First Lady Primrose updated on his school admission saying;

Baby Osinya is growing into a fine lad and has gained admission as a class one pupil at St. Mary’s School; a boys catholic institution. The school is known to have been an institution of learning to many high profile individuals in Kenya including H.E Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.

Here is another picture;

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Nairobi Gov Mike sonko’s wife Primrose and adopted son Osinya at St Marys Sch

Other famous Kenyans who attended the school include;

John Githongo, Lupita Nyongo, Gideon Moi, Eric Wanaina among others.

Stunning: President Uhuru’s sister Ann Nyokabi spotted in public

She keeps away from the public, but what we do know is that President Uhuru’s sister Ann is simply stunning.

Ann was spotted in South Africa this past weekend, where she attended the Global Citizen festival.

She was spotted speaking to the First Lady of South Africa Dr Tshepo Motsepe at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Ann was wearing a short sleeve black off the shoulder cut out dress that she accessorized with simple earrings and hand jewelry.

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Photo Of The Day: Meet the woman who welcomed president Uhuru to the world

A photo shared by State House Digital Director, Dennis Itumbi of President Uhuru Kenyatta holding hands with with the midwife who welcomed him to this world has wowed Kenyans on social media.

Many praised the president’s humility, for remembering the midwife, something not many would do.

Itumbi posted,

The President and the midwife who welcomed him to life.

Itumbi unye

Read some of the reactions below.

warria.teddy

May all the good men and women remember their teachers and midwives who taught them and welcomed them to the World safely!

markmaundu

very few people have taken photo holding hand with uhuru k she must be special

maureenmbiti

Omg, this is so precious… Can she still midwife now? I can imagine the experience she got!

 

 

Kenyans react after photos of Uhuru hanging out with salt bae in Dubai surfaced

Kenyans have been asking where President Uhuru is, as the country grapples with fuel price hikes.

We all thought he was still in China for the meeting between African heads of State, but it seems we had no idea.

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Andy Kamau‏ ..Anacheza kama yeye

Brownn‏ @Kicheko_Kilio …maze, kumbe yeye ndio Alikua ana #Umira_kUmira sisi Wengine sisi wengine tulikua tuji pange hehee smh so bitter with myself

Mercoginga‏ @BossProtege …Next usishtuke ukiona ni 16%Vat kwa Salt

Pang’Pang‏ ..Amemwagia economy chumvi mingi..its not feasible anymore around here

rancis Chuma ..Sitashtuka nikiona Uhuru kwa red-carpet ya BET awards akidab na Migos

Aledandro Buendia‏ ..Someone needs to do a documentary on his PR guy and the nightmare it’s been.

REBEL @ HEART‏ @RealJamesKarimi..Bora uhai Wakenya wenzangu ama vipi? Anyway nani hapa ataniloan 5K nitamrudishia next week? Nimefungiwa nyumba

NCREDIBLY TERRIBLE‏ @allen_arnold ..Ebu tupambane na hali yetu

CryptoKenya‏ @_Mutui_ ..Ouru are u aware that’s Kenyans are digging 16% more deeper into there already empty pockets ? And you are balling out the !

Ngong Road expected to have mad traffic, here is why…

Kenyans are crushing on the breathtaking Ngong Road.

The road has been fitted with intelligent traffic signals at most junctions, pedestrian walk ways, bus stops for PSV vehicles, U-turn, for changing lanes and a wider City Mortuary Roundabout with extra lanes to cater for all directions.

With other roads marked for expansion and new ones being built, the engineering surprises are limitless, as Ngong road is yet to be completed with Phase 2 —between Dagoretti corner and Karen junction set to start next month.

Kenya Urban Roads Authority has awarded Japanese company World Kogyo Kaihatsu. The project will cost of Sh1.98 billion.

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Now, police have warned of traffic disruption along Ngong Road today where President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to commission the construction of phase two of the dualling of the road from Prestige to Dagoretti Corner.

The 3.4 kilometer road is being constructed by Japanese company World Kaihatsu Kogyo Company at Sh2.2 billion and will be completed next year in July.

The president will also commission the first phase of the road, which is already complete. The project is aimed at decongesting the city.

Police warn there will be traffic disruptions on the road and want motorists to seek alternative routes.

More personnel have been deployed to the area to direct vehicles.

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‘I will not tolerate jokers,’ Mheshimiwa Jaguar revives beef with Babu Owino

Remember when Starehe MP Jaguar and Embakasi East MP Babu Owino almost came to blows?

Well, that standoff is about to be revived again in the second session of the 12th Parliament.

Speaking to the Star yesterday, Jaguar accused Babu of hurling insults at President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and hiding in Parliament to escape arrest.

“We are warning some of our leaders who use Parliament as a hiding den after hurling insults to Uhuru and Matiang’i. We are now back to business and will not tolerate jokers,” Jaguar said.

“If they continue insulting Uhuru’s administration, we will be smoking them out of Parliament and handing them over to the police.”

babu-owino-12On Wednesday last week, Babu sought intervention from House Speaker Justin Muturi after receiving reports that Flying Squad officers were eagerly waiting for him outside the precincts of Parliament Buildings.

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He claimed that police officers in three vehicles wanted to arrest him for remarks he issued during the NASA’s Baba Dogo rally.

“They want to arrest me but I don’t think I will get out. If matters worsen, I will spend the night here,” he said, “This is total witch-hunt. An abuse is not a crime. That’s a civil matter. If Matiang’i feels I abused him let him proceed to a civil court instead of using police to round us up.”

In January, the MP was arrested outside Parliament buildings over assault and malicious damage to property. He was detained for two nights at Parklands police cells and released after Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja intervened.

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Has Jaguar bought a brand new Range Rover Sport? Starehe constituents react (Photo)

On November late last year, Jaguar apologized to his constituents following a fist fight with Babu at Parliament buildings. Sergeants at arms had to separate the two.

Jaguar is said to have asked Babu to stop insulting the presidency before the fight.

He apologised, citing his counterpart’s alleged reference to President Uhuru Kenyatta as mtoto wa mbwa.

The first time lawmaker however promised to “square it out” with Babu if he continues to insult Uhuru and the presidency.

-The Star

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Lenga usaliti yao! Khalwale urges Uhuru to ignore betting companies blackmail!

Boni Khalwale has been agreeing more and more with what the Jubilee government has been doing, if you take his recent comments. One even wonders if they are living in a parallel universe? How can the former Kakamega senator be so enthusiastic about the new government’s measures, when he nary agreed with them when he was still a legislator. Wonders never cease is all we can say.

Boni Khalwale
Boni Khalwale. photo credit: the star

But this story is not about the man’s allegiances but what he is co-signing to. The government instituted a 35% tax on betting companies, that the companies say would make both sponsoring sports teams and making a profit difficult. So in a quick rejoinder to the courts upholding the government’s decree, the betting firm, Sportpesa immediately cancelled all sponsorship deals with teams within the country.

SportPesa Logo
SportPesa Logo. photo credit:bettingsites

The Bulgarian-owned company has, however, issued a notice to appeal against the High Court’s judgment, saying that the increased tax rate is in breach of Article 201 of the Constitution which demands the public finance system promotes an equitable society where the tax burden shall be shared fairly.

Boni Khalwale
Boni Khalwale. photo credit: nairobiwire

But the bullfighter as he is affectionately referred to by some has come out to defend the government’s actions. He said what Sportpesa was doing was tantamount to blackmail and that Uhuru Kenyatta should not be taken hostage. He made his point in a couple of tweets. He wrote:


He reaffirmed his position later in another tweet writing:

Whatever your opinion on betting and betting companies, this is a delicate matter that should be dealt with sensitively. I believe that there is a middle ground that can be reached if a compromise was to be had.

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Kamwana Atalala Na Viatu Leo! Gatundu Man Bakes Beautiful Cake For Uhuru Kenyatta On His Birthday (PHOTOS)

Kenyans are celebrating Uhuru Kenyatta’s 56th birthday today. President Uhuru who was born in 1961, October 26, is the fourth president of the Republic of Kenya and if he emerges the winner in today’s election, he will serve for the next five years.

Mike Sonko and Gideon Moi have led Kenyans in wishing Uhuru Kenyatta a happy birthday and here are the messages.

Uhuru Kenyatta

Mike Sonko: Happy birthday President Uhuru Kenyatta. Wishing you good health and a long happy and prosperous life. God Bless You.

Gideon Moi: Happy birthday my brother Uhuru Kenyatta

Marc Smith: Happy Birthday My Dear President Uhuru Kenyatta. Many blessings today and forever.

FrancisTosh: Happy birthday President Uhuru Kenyatta. My birthday gift to you will be my vote. May God bless you with many more.

Sylvia: To you Mr president( Uhuru Kenyatta ) as you turn 56, this my prayer to you.Psalms 56. Amen Happy birthday

Wamteru: Happy birthday our beloved president, We love you

Kimani: The good Lord who saw you rise to the presidency, the same God who will see you through trials and tribulations. Keep being strong. Happy Birthday Mr president

Also, a Kenyan man from Gatundu baked a cake for President Uhuru as a birthday gift and here are the photos

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A year older, a year wiser. Happy Birthday President Uhuru Kenyatta.

This Is What President Uhuru And His Wife Margaret Kenyatta Do When They’re On Vacation (Photos)

Do you sometimes wonder how our politicians relax when away from their busy schedules? Not many of them share details or pictures of their get-aways.

But just to mention a few who let us into their lives, we have Ababu Namwba who regularly posts photos of his ‘baecation’ with his beautiful wife. Their chilled out moments together give us relationships goals.

Well it seems President Uhuru could somewhat be following in his footsteps. The President is away on a vacation, and shared pictures hanging out with Maggie, watching wildlife. who knew he was into nature that much? The cute photos have gone viral on social media.

uhuru kenyatta

He captioned the photos with these words: ‘Sharing some moments with our magnificent national heritage as we await the conclusion of the judicial process. Keep the peace.’

Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta

Elephants

The two are dressed so appropriately for their get-away.