Heaven on earth: Here are palatial homes politicians call ‘shagz’ (photos)

Here are the palatial mansions politicians including Uhuru Kenyatta call home when they are in ‘shags’ Or what the rich and mighty call holiday homes.

Uhuru Kenyatta – Gatundu

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s palatial home is Gatundu is said to be spacious and state of the art. Not much is known about it but a while back, the fourth president of Kenya refurbished his Sh 700 million house next to State House.

The first family’s stylish posh home which is located along Dennis Pritt road is highly secured and bulletproof residence, according to the Star.

“A concrete wall, high-tech electric fence, bulletproof windows and a state-of-the-art alarm system are among the security features. And 24-hour GSU protection.”

Uhuru’s new home which shares a fence with State House is said to be or rather will be the most expensive home in Kenya. The new palace ‘has a spacious basement/lower level for parking, offices and a kitchen.

Well, we have photos of satellite images from Google maps of the home and here is a breakdown of what it’s like;

Uhuru HouseThe ground floor features a living room and dining room, kitchenette and more offices.

The upper floor contains three spacious bedrooms and other rooms.

The wing on the right has a swimming pool, while the one on the left appears to have an unmarked helipad on the roof of the upper level.

Here is the satellite photo of President Uhuru’s new palatial home

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Satellite image of President Uhuru Kenyatta new mansion

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Raila Odinga – Bondo

Five years ago, it was reported that the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was putting up a Sh1 billion hill-side palatial residence in Riat Kisumu.

raila home in riatConstruction of the palatial, almost stately 74 roomed residence begun nine years ago and was completed sometime in 2015.

The home is crested in Kanyakwar, Riat Hills overlooking Kisumu International Airport. It affords the former PM a near-aerial view of Kisumu City, the base of his political power.

“At some point, the PM was under pressure from family members to convert it into a hotel facility but he stuck his ground on the home idea. His will has prevailed to date,” a source close to Raila said yesterday.

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The residence has close to 10 bedrooms- including Raila’s master bedroom all upstairs. It has four expansive kitchens, two main conference rooms, two small conference rooms and many offices.

The main contractor is said to be a foreigner who subcontracted local contractors. Currently, the contractor is doing final touches on the facility and at the same time doing landscaping outside.

Other sources said the construction is behind schedule as it was intended to be finished last year.

The political icon also has another home in the leafy suburbs of Karen.

Here are photos from today’s event where he hosted the president in his Bondo home.

William Ruto – Mombasa

Lap of luxury doesn’t begin to describe the new mansion of Deputy President William Ruto.

Details have emerged of a Ksh 50m home that is set to be refurbished for Ruto a.k.a the hustler.

The government is in a bid to refurbish DP Ruto’s Mombasa-based second home at a cost of Sh46.5 million.

This is a far cry from the shack he used to live in.

Below is the ‘cheap-looking’ house where the Deputy President used to live in as a true hustler. This was way before the big mullah checked in.

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According to Business Daily, the former Coast PC and a past Coast Regional Coordinator Samuel Kilele was the last occupant of the house.

 Cost details on refurbishing the home come days after it was revealed that taxpayers will pay Sh50 million to build a second office in Mombasa for the second most powerful man in the country.

During official working tours to the Coast, Mr Ruto is expected to put up at the new residence as opposed to staying at beach hotels like has been the case in the past, while President Uhuru Kenyatta spends time at State House in Mombasa.

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Ruto’s Eldoret home

Beside this, Ruto also owns a home in Nairobi’s leafy suburbs of Karen and Eldoret.

The palatial Karen property sits on a 10-acre piece of land.
He uses the Sh400 million Karen residence for official functions, especially when hosting delegations, besides his main office in Nairobi located on Harambee Avenue.
The Karen residence will be refurbished at Sh15.6 million.
His plush, multi-million-shilling residence in Eldoret town, was the talk of town when the aerial video of the estate went viral.

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Moving on, Ruto’s Sh450 million residence has spacious bedrooms, an office block, garage, swimming pool, gazebo, generator house, staff residence and a comptroller’s unit.

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Ali Hassan Joho – Mombasa

It’s no secret that Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, popularly known as ‘Governor 001’ is filthy wealthy.

Joho is very rich and he recently confirmed this fact when he told off another politician – who is also known to have deep pockets – saying the latter can’t afford to buy him. Ouch!

According to reports, the 40-year-old has invested in diverse sectors including shipping and logistics, environmental management, healthcare, manufacturing, just to name a few.

He recently invited Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena for an interview at his lavish house and many of us could not help but admire its grandeur. Joho really does live like a King folks!

Here are the photos, be the judge.
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Aden Duale – Garissa

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday January, 24 at his Garissa home.

The president was on a tour of the county to urge more Kenyans to register as voters ahead of the upcoming General Elections.

During the visit, Uhuru together with other Jubilee officials dropped by Duale’s home where they shared a meal before taking a few photos which were later shared on social media.

Its so hard to ignore Duale’s palatial home which stands firmly behind them. Don’t even get me started on the immaculately lawned garden.

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William Ruto graduates with Phd from the University of Nairobi (photos)

Deputy President William Ruto has graduated from the University of Nairobi, with a Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Ecology.

That is not the only big thing for him today as he is also celebrating his birthday plus his wedding anniversary to wife Rachel.

President Uhuru Kenyatta attended Ruto’s big day among others.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta with William Ruto during his graduation at UoN
President Uhuru Kenyatta with William Ruto during his graduation at UoN

Among other politicians who are graduating from the same University include Eugene Wamalwa, the current CS for Devolution and ASAL’s, Philomena Mwilu and footballer Allan Wanga.

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Kumeharibika: Matiang’i goes to war with DP Ruto over multi-billion-shilling tenders including that of new police uniforms

A vicious fight between Deputy President William Ruto and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i yesterday exploded into the open.

The two have been engaged in serious fighting, which has been kept out of the public eye for months, and those aware of it yesterday told the Star that the battle is spiralling out of control.

According to multiple sources, the fights have involved multi-billion-shilling tenders being pushed by Ruto and his associates, which Matiang’i has refused to approve.

The DP’s spokesman, David Mugonyi, when contacted yesterday evening for a response about the tender row, responded furiously,”That’s nonsense.”

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Matiang’i is known to be very close to President Uhuru Kenyatta and has his own presidential ambitions.

The latest incident occurred this week when the DP is reported to have asked the Interior CS to award a tender for the supply of police uniforms to other people, not just the National Youth Service.

Matiang’i stood his ground, insisting yesterday that all uniforms will be made by the NYS, as directed by President Kenyatta.

Without naming names, an angry Matiang’i told off a “politician” who wanted a share in the supply of the multi-million tender to supply fabric for the new blue police uniforms.

He was speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development after a meeting with MPs and the boda boda task force.

“The Inspector General of Police, the PS and myself have been under pressure by some quarters, and all manner of thieves, that we should import police uniforms.

“Listen to me very carefully. We will not import police uniforms, go and write another 10 headlines. We will not import police uniforms from any country. We have to promote the local textile industry,” Matiang’i said.

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The Standard yesterday reported that police have not been able to get their new uniforms because the fabric is unavailable.

But Matiang’i dismissed the claims, insisting that the government has already paid NYS Rivatex and companies in the Export Processing zones to make the uniforms.

“We will not import police uniforms. No amount of pressure, manipulation or anything will change that position. That style of life has come to an end in Kenya. It has come to an end and no one is going to live that way.

Sasa wewe na wakora wako mahali mlikubaliana mtanunua uniform mtaenda muwaambie na muwaeleze kwamba hatutanunua uniform kutoka kwingine,” Matiang’i said.

This loosely translates to “You and your crooks, wherever you agreed that you will import police uniforms, go back and tell them that we are not importing.”

Ruto and Matiang’i were also engaged in a cold war when the President visited Kisumu last week.

Intelligence sources told the Star yesterday that a governor from Nyanza, known to work with Ruto, ferried people from different parts of Nyanza to one of the venues where President Kenyatta was to address residents.

“Their brief was to heckle Matiang’i because of the boda boda crackdown but Matiang’i avoided the rally and only showed up at the Kisumu State Lodge in the evening.

On Monday Ruto, while speaking in Kakamega, opposed the boda boda crackdown, saying operators are businessmen and should be treated as such.

“There are many boda boda people in Kenya. They too are business people and I have told those concerned not to harass boda boda people,” Ruto said.

Ruto and Matiang’i also clashed in February this year over a multi-billion-shilling tender to supply arms.

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The police department had floated a Sh3 billion restricted tender for the weapons. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett then drafted a letter recommending that a tender be awarded to a company in Eastern Europe.

A government official aware of the incident said that

“When the CS saw it, he refused to sign and instead asked the IG to provided minutes from the National Security Advisory Council and the National Security Council supporting the recommendation.

The DP then asked Matiang’i why he was sitting on the tender papers but Matiang’i said he was waiting for the minutes, which never came,”

It is also understood that sometime this year the DP asked Matiang’i to approve a deal in which some “investors” wanted to develop prison land. The prison is located in Rift Valley on a huge piece of land.

“The CS asked the DP to arrange for Cabinet approval before he could authorise the investment. The DP was upset and the transaction collapsed,” another source familiar with the duelling said.

One of the most dramatic clashes between the two took place in September 2016 when Matiang’i was then Education Minister.

Ruto’s allies led by two governors and several MPs stormed Moi University to stop newly appointed acting Vice Chancellor Laban Ayiro from taking over. Matiang’i had appointed Ayiro to replace outgoing VC Richard Mibey whose term ended had ended.

But Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago with Elgeyo Marakwet’s Alex Tolgos, said they wanted a fellow Kalenjin, Prof Isaac Kosgey, appointed as they said he had “topped recruitment interviews”.

Ruto then asked Matiang’i to appoint Kosgey but Matiang’i refused, insisting that Ayiro was the most qualified to take over the leadership of the university.

“The CS then wrote a letter instructing himself to appoint Kosgey and wanted the DP to sign it. Ruto took the letter and tore it up,” a source in the Office of the President said.

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Exposed: Here is why we think Jacque Maribe might be preparing to join Murang’a politics

TV journalist Jacque Maribe appears to be positioning herself to dive into politics, if the latest developments are anything to go by.

The Citizen TV news anchor, who’s currently facing murder charges, threw a birthday party on Tuesday.

The intimate party was held at a restaurant in Kilimani where she invited women from her home county of Murang’a.

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Journalist Jacque Maribe with a host of women from Murang’a county during her birthday party at a Kilimani restaurant on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. /COURTESY

Reports from her close associates indicated that the TV siren may be eying the Murang’a Woman Rep seat come 2022.

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Reached for comment, Maribe said:

“It is something I would be interested in when the time is right.”

The women who attended the party are said to have assured her of their support if she decides to go for it.

Maribe’s interest into politics, at a time she is going through one of her most difficult moments in her life, doesn’t come as a surprise.

The TV girl has quite a good number of high ranking politicians as close friends who might have influenced her interest in politics.

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Jacque Maribe and Moses Kuria

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They include President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe among others.

Maribe and her fiance Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie, are facing murder charges in relation to the brutal murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani on the night of September 3.

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Githeri man and other Kenyans who became instant celebrities (photos)

As we start the count down towards the end of 2018 we take a look at common Kenyan citizens who became instant celebrities for one reason or another.

From interacting with President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto. Below is the list:
1. Ksh 100  Wedding Couple

Ann and Wilson Mutura, became instant celebrities after spending only a 100 bob for their wedding officiated by a pastor going by the name Prince Jasper Ojwach on Facebook.
This saw companies come out to help and below are some of the offers they received
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a. SLIQUE EVENTS PLANNER Ltd through M.D Aaltonen Jumba has offered a fully sponsored wedding to give Wilson & Anne an opportunity to celebrate with friends and family.
b. BONFIRE ADVENTURES AND EVENTS through CEO Kabu Simon has offered an all expenses paid honeymoon package.
c. FINE CINEMA PRODUCTION through M.D Maureen Karee have offered make-up artist and free photoshoot on Valentine’s Day.
d. Lilian, a volunteer in U.S has pledged start-up capital for a small business whichever Anne will find appealing.
e. Moses Meingati has offered one goat as a wedding gift.
f. Geoffrey Ngari has pledged a cake to the couple.
g7. Derek Otieno, Wambui King’ori, Rosalind Njogu, Monica Chau and many others have pledged small tokens to celebrate this marriage.

2. Githeri Man

He was spotted absentmindedly enjoying his maize and bean meal as he joined millions of Kenyans braving the cold, damp weather to cast their vote in 2017.

He trended and that saw him undergo an overhaul. He was even put in rehab after President Uhuru’s intervention, he was even dressed by Uhuru’s stylist.

Unsolicited goodies started coming his way from leading mobile network operator Safaricom, while other Kenyan corporate practically fell over themselves just to get a piece of him.

He got free holiday trips and new suits that transformed him from the haggard man in an ill-fitting checked blazer to a suave, streetwise, sharp dresser.

A Head of State Commendation during 2017 Jamhuri Day celebrations capped off the roller-coaster ride had been riding.

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3. Mama Susan Mukhasia

She became an instant celebrity after Deputy President William Ruto forked out a whopping 100,000 just for tea and chapati he had at her kiosk.

Taking to tweeter Ruto wrote

“While taking refuge when the rains disrupted our public meeting at Shianda, Mumias, Kakamega County, we enjoyed nice tea and chapati at Mama Susan Mkhasia’s kiosk,”

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On Monday, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale set tongues wagging after revealing that the DP Ruto had paid Sh100,000 for the snack.

“Yesterday a lucky Susan Mugasia served tea worth Sh 250/- to @WilliamsRuto & these VIPs at her kiosk at Shianda market in Kakamega. The Deputy President gave her Sh 100,000/- and told her to keep change!” said Boni Khalwale.

4. David Kuria

David Kuria received a surprise invitation to the State House to attend President Uhuru’s swearing-in and a State dinner thereafter. Kuria, a newspaper vendor had faithfully sold newspapers to Kenyatta along the streets of Nairobi for decades.

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5. Emily Wanjiru

An encounter with the president changed the life of young Emily Wanjiru‘s family. The little girl moved the president with her poem.

Shortly afterwards, the president offered to construct a better house for the family and pay for the girl’s education. This saw the family move from a 10 by 10 makeshift wooden house in Gachoror to a decent house.

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Drama as Sports CS Rashid Echesa is accused of paying people to photo shop Senator Malala’s nudes

Sports CS Rashid Echesa is on the spot after being accused of allegedly trying to frame Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala with fake nude photographs.

Rashid, a self-professed ally of Deputy President William Ruto reportedly paid some three journalists to photoshop Malala’s image to portray him in a compromising situation with a non-existent woman.

The strategy was to flood the Internet with the pornographic pictures in a bid to tarnish Malala’s reputation, especially in Kakamega, where their supremacy battles have played out openly.

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The vocal Malala, a close ally of Opposition chief Raila Odinga has been chiding Rashid, a former ODM national youth leader, as a Standard 7 drop-out who does not understand his work as CS.

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The three journalists – David Ndolo, Stafford Ondego and Alex Njue – alleged to be Achesa’s hatchet men, were arrested on Tuesday evening and locked up at KICC police station.

According to police, the three are accused of taking Senator Malala’s photo image, cropping off the head, placing an unrelated naked body and juxtaposing it next to a nude woman.

Yesterday ,Malala told Parliament reporters that

“Yesterday in some social media network there was demeaning photos of the CS in an unknown lodging with a woman in compromising situations. When those went viral Rashid looked for journalists whom he sent the photos and told them to Photoshop and replace them with me and release them online. Because I have acumen on intelligence I was able to round up those journalists with the help of police,” 

Malala said the images were to be used by Rashid to carry out a character assassination campaign.

“Kuna malumbano tuko nayo na CS Rashid. Juzi alikua radio mmoja kule nyumbani akasema mambo mengi sana ambayo sitaki kuyataja hapa juu alikuwa anataka kuniharibia jina. (We have our squabble with the CS. Recently he was on a radio talk show back at home and said a lot of things to defame me),” Malala said.

Malala, also the Senate Deputy Minority Leader, backed up his claims with mobile text messages and WhatsApp communication between the three photojournalists and a number believed to belong to Rashid.

According to the text messages, the CS sent the journalists Sh5,000 through his personal driver. According to Malala, the CS forwarded the demeaning photos directly to his cellphone.

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“Seconds after Ndolo sent the Photoshopped images to the CS, he forwarded to me the same. So I am a witness too in this case. We confiscated their phones and laptops,” Malala said, adding that he had instructed Siaya Senator James Orengo as his lawyer and engaged an expert to help with evidence gathering that would eventually be used during prosecution.

Rashid was not available for comment as his phone was off most of yesterday evening.

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 But last week, the CS launched a scathing attack on Malala, accusing him of branding Deputy President William Ruto as a thief when it is the DP who built him his house in Kakamega.

In the interview with a local radio station that has been trending, Rashid says he introduced Malala, then an MCA in Kakamega, to Ruto who funded him up to Sh7 million to build a house.

During the interview Rashid said that

“Today, he is not ashamed calling a man who gave him money to built a house where he is bringing up his children as a thief…He is telling churches, don’t accept money from the Deputy President. I am challenging him to knock down that house if its from stolen money,” 

According to the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act enacted in May this year, anyone who knowingly spreads false information electronically is liable to Sh5 million fine upon conviction.

Sharing pornography through various electronic means is punishable by a maximum fine of Sh300,000 or 30 years in prison or both.

Those who intentionally publish false, misleading or fictitious data, or misinform — with intent that it shall be considered or acted upon as authentic, with or without any financial gain — commit an offence.

The law prescribes stiff penalties for false publications, child pornography, computer forgery, cyberstalking and cyberbullying — likely offences the three journalists and the CS could be charged with should the case proceed to court.

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Rashid has been embroiled in several incidents since his surprise appointment as Cabinet Secretary by President Uhuru Kenyatta this year.

On July 29, three people were injured after rival supporters of the two clashed in Mayoni ward, Matungu after a rally. Malala complained that the CS had allegedly sponsored the attack on his convoy which he denied.

The row has festered into weekly exchanges on the ground, with Rashid occasionally attacking key western leaders opposed to the DP.

On August 6, Rashid was involved in another altercation with Alego Usonga MP Sam Atandi at Kisumu airport.

The MPs had been infuriated by what he termed as Rashid’s frequent attacks against Nasa leader Raila Odinga. Rashid had accused Raila — whom he had publicly dismissed Raila as a nobody — for pushing to have him dismissed as Cabinet Secretary.

The CS has also had run-ins with other western leaders, including Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula, whom he has criticized for misleading the Luhya community.

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Forget Okoth Obado’s mansion worth more than Ksh100 million ,here is Sonko’s million dollar mansion(PHOTOS)

Trouble seems to be following Migori governor Okoth Obado following the fate of campus girl Sharon Otieno.

Insight into the cause and motive of her death has unearthed the soft underbelly under which Okoth has been operating on even as she was laid to rest on Friday.

Despite his calm and collected nature Obado has been accused of milking  Migori County Government dry.

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According to EACC documents filed in court, Obado and his associates registered about 30 companies soon after he became governor through which they have pocketed Sh2.5 billion in “fictitious” contracts.

It has also newly built palatial home estimated to be worth more than Sh100 million located at Uriri.

 Migori Governor Okoth Obado's rural home.Photo Courtesy

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Others named as the governor’s associates who have allegedly benefited from fraudulent deals include Joram Opala Otieno, Patroba Ochanda Otieno, Beatrice Akinyi Ogutu and Kennedy Odhiambo Akello.

He is still in remand as he awaits appearing in court for the hearing of Sharon Otieno’s murder.

Among other politicians living in Mansions worth millions include,Evans Kidero,William Ruto,

1.William Ruto

The Deputy President is living in the Sh450 million official residence for a deputy president in Karen, Nairobi.

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William Ruto’s home

2.Evans Kidero’s home

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4.Sonko

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No hustlers in heaven: Deputy President William Ruto reveals his biggest fear in life (Video)

Deputy President William Ruto is a worried man, his biggest fear being that he might not get to see heaven to enjoy milk and honey.

He expressed this during the burial of famous secular artiste Joseph Kamaru who was laid to rest in Muranga on Thursday.

In a video doing rounds, he says

“Juu ya safari ya Mbinguni inaonekana watu wengi sana watabaki huku hawataenda hii safari.Tumepata wasiswasi mpaka nmeketi hapo nkauliza rais ‘Sasa unaonaje hii safari?’

Akaniambia, Inaonekana tusipojipanga vizuri na kufanya bidii inakaa sisi tutabaki huku, bishop nataka nikwambie tutafanya bidii hatutaki kukosa kwenda mbinguni

Na ile mambo yote umesema tutajipanga tuachane nayo halfu twende mbinguni.”

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He was among leaders who had graced the occasion to give a befitting send off for Kamaru, who passed on last week.

Among other leaders who were present include President Uhuru Kenyatta, Maina Kamanda, Charles Kanyi(Jaguar), Mwangi Wa Iria, Raila Odinga among others

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Photos of music icon Joseph Kamaru’s send off, attended by Uhuru, Raila and Ruto

Music legend Joseph Kamaru received a hero’s send-off at his home in Kaharati home in Maragua, Murang’a county on Thursday.

The burial was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto, leader of opposition Raila Odinga and a host of dignitaries from the entire country.

Scores of artistes, both gospel and secular, also attended Kamaru’s burial. The late popular artiste is credited with mentoring many of the said artistes.

The artistes collectively led the mourners in songs.

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Thousands of fans trickled into Muthithi secondary school compound where the ceremony was held, causing a serious traffic along Kaharati-Kigumo road.

Kamaru passed away on October 3 after developing breathing complications at MP Shah Hospital where he had been admitted.

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The 79-year-old musician’s career started in 1965. He was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and was in and out of hospital since last year.

 Kamaru’s remains will be interred at his late second wife Teresia Wanjiku’s home. His first wife Susan Wangari lives in Kangema sub-county. He had four children.
Below are some photos of the ceremony
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Joseph Kamaru laid to rest

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May he rest in peace

Deputy President William Ruto honored with Lifetime Achievement Award in Uganda

DP William Ruto was this past weekend feted in Uganda where he got the life time achievement award.

Ruto shared the news of his win in the post below.

“Honoured to receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during the Young Achievers awards ceremony, Kampala, Uganda, in the company of Uganda Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda.”

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Ruto was awarded in Kampala on Saturday night for being part of Jubilee’s initiative to give 30 percent of all government contracts to youths, women and the disabled.

He was described as being a visible champion for youth empowerment, industrial and technical training, and praised for supporting talent development through sports and art.

It was also noted that Ruto was once a ‘hustler’.

The DP said he accepted the award not because the organisers are well known but because of the idea it represents; that Africa must begin to celebrate and reward its achievers and validate their dreams instead of waiting for others to do so.

The DP noted that the continent is rich and values hard work, enterprise, craft and innovation, that are mostly associated with the youth.

To unlock their potential, he said, primacy must be given to science, technology and technical education as keys to transformation.

Ruto said: “We must start imparting relevant skills to our learners. For what will it benefit a young man to know when Vasco Da Gama came to Malindi when he doesn’t know how to mechanise his farm or innovate new technologies to scale his enterprise?”

He added: “Let us leverage on our young people’s enthusiasm and energy to unleash new opportunities and open arenas for discovery and achievement.”

 

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Parents should take responsibility for school students’ unrest – DP Ruto

Individual parents whose undisciplined children cause unrest in schools should be held responsible, Deputy President William Ruto has directed.

DP Ruto said the few students causing disharmony and leading strikes in various learning institutions depend with how they were being brought up in their homes.

“Respective parents should be called for questioning and be ready to take the responsibility if their children are found culpable of causing strikes or torching the school properties” He said.

The DP was addressing a fundraiser in Tenges Boys’ High School in Baringo Central Sub-county.

The school was among tens of schools in Kenya that led protest and torched their properties since the beginning of second term.

He appealed to them not to quarrel with the school administration for any punitive act given to their children owing to unruly behaviors yet they are responsible of disciplining their own child at home.

Furthermore he urged the students to become responsible and protect every facility that is available in school.

“Know that you are our children sons and daughter today in school, and you must know that these school properties are for your own good and you should leave them intact for the good of your siblings that will come after you” Ruto said.

He called on them, instead of destroying property, to consider channeling their bracing issues to the school administration, teachers and their parents to sort them out.

He emphasized that parents should take the key role to discipline and closely monitor the behavior and conduct of their children.

“We do not expect children who were brought up properly at home to come and cause havoc in our schools” The DP said.

-Joseph Kangogo

 

DP William Ruto to pay school fees for a watchman after hearing this sad story

Over the weekend Deputy President William Ruto was on a live Tv interview on NTV hosted by Mark Maasai.

The question and answer interview was highly criticized, with many terming it as a failure given the fact that the presenter did not give the Deputy President a chance to freely express himself.

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But behind the scenes, it has emerged that something good came out the interview after Dennis Itumbi informed his fans on Instagram that the DP had volunteered to help pay school fees for a needy Kenyan.

He wrote

“Dennis Itumbi Backstory: As Mark Masai interviewed DP William Ruto – A man who identified himself as a watchman sent in a text.
He has been saving and hustling to pay school fees for himself and he wanted DP William Ruto to assist him to go back to school.
During one of the breaks, as Mark scrolled on the massive feedback – he showed his guest the text.
DP agreed to take over the fees. #TeamHustle”

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Deputy President William Ruto is fond of referring to himself as a hustler given the fact that before being the powerful public figure he is now, he used to petty jobs.

KOT reacted sharply to news that Ruto would be paying school fees for the said watchman.

joymaureen4[email protected] …Bwana Itumbi on a personal level, kindly assist me pay my rent My house is about to be locked up

angiewahu…When Ruto’s Junkies realize that the Interview did not go as planned😮So they come up with a lame story about A Watchman,A text and School fees😮Please @dennisitumbi Spare us …

Is it not enough that the Government is allowing Billions of Public Funds to be stolen?😞Now we have to get on Instagram and read such Nonsense😐…

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Kwani zimetolewa hewa?Fans troll Vera Sidika after posting this photo

waguraben@dennisitumbi… to me I need a capital to start rearing Chicken I have a space nimezijegea nyumba bt I dnt have the Chickens need help if you can

paolatatua…Too much PR! We want real issues addressed. It’s fortunate that the guy had some money to even text out here people don’t have phones, are living hand to mouth*those that are privileged.!

sleepoutside,have no education, have no hope, have nothing! Basically nothing just their lives. I just pray that in whichever capacity, we have the tiniest of empathy more so when it comes to public resources

From the above comments it is obvious that people were not impressed and most think that this was just a PR tactic to redeem the DP’s reputation after the interview.

Dennis Itumbi had this message for those not pleased about the issue

“dennisitumbi @angiewahu – A family is happy tonight because hope is restored and they can dream. That is something worth an Insta update on my space. I did exactly that”

 

 

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Photos believed to be Ruto’s Sh1.2 billion plush Eldoret home emerge!

A view of the plush, multi-million-shilling residence in Eldoret town, that is believed to belong to Deputy President William Ruto has emerged.

Pictures have emerged of what is believed to be Ruto’s nearly completed home in Uasin Gishu.

The building, a plush, multi-million-shilling residence in Eldoret town, has a complete private airstrip.

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Aerial photos show the home has a main house with a gazebo right in front of it.

It also has an artificial lake in the middle of the compound and six other houses at the front.

The stately home sits on an estimated 20 acres, part of 700 the DP bought in Moiben constituency in 2015.

The land was part of the 6,000-acre Jagir Farm, known locally as Kapkochir, whose owner was an Asian businessman.

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Ruto often self-deprecates as a hustler who once sold chickens by a railway line.

But the Deputy President also owns the five-star Weston Hotel opposite Wilson Airport, Nairobi.

The Star first wrote about the home in 2015 but Ruto later denied that he was spending Sh1.2 billion on it.

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“I would be daft to take Sh1.2 billion to a village to build a house in which I will stay for a week a year. That story is ridiculous,” Ruto said in a TV interview days after the story ran.

-The Star

A Hustler’s Love! William Ruto Pens The Sweetest Message For His Wife (PHOTOS)

Love is love is love.

And Kenya’s deputy president has shouted about his love for his wife from the rooftops. After all she was his backbone and spiritual support when he was facing humongous charges on at the ICC.

After he beat the charges, the deputy president told members of the fourth estate how he would often find his wife has sneaked out from bed at midnight as she was out praying about his ICC case.

Ruto thanked Rachel for sneaking out to “pray fervently” for him, saying God was gracious to him and his family through the “torturous situation”.

And today, he took to the gram, to show his love for her.

Ruto wrote, “Today I want to appreciate my wife Rachel. Thank you for always being by my side. #wcw.”

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Check out reactions from Kenyans…

 

kipkarena: May God grand you both a great life and blessings to inspire more. A good woman comes from God
muhanjij: I love Rachel. In every successful man there is a powerful woman behind him. You have my vote come 2022.
keysha254: My future president and First Lady
leahsherry_g: A wife is a precious thing from God
paulinhojuma: Hapo ndio life imekufikisha brathe 😂😂😂😂
bram_ule_mchelsea: She’s one humble lady but you are Mr. Rough Rough 😂😂😂 ….ama namna gani
kagwidaniel: A blessed God fearing couple you are wonderful in the eyes of God Jehovah and i really admire you. Inbox me am from kirinyaga your exellency.

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Leaked! Audio of Ruto and Kibaki advising gospel artiste emerges online

Whoa..sema lanes. It seems the ‘marriage’ of Bahati’s producer has reached the highest office in the land. The music producer has shared a video of Deputy President William Ruto and Former President Kibaki seemingly advising the newly weds on married life.

In the video we hear the voice of Ruto congratulating him, even though he feels that the producer, named Saint P did not do what he was sent to do. According to Ruto, Saint P managed to tame Wangari because they’re both light skin which he refers to as rangi ya Peter Kenneth.

“Mtu tunamtuma Kubamba akafanye kazi naye anaenda kubamba Wangari? Ama ni kwa sababu wote wako na rangi ya peter Kenneth, My friend hi ni picha gani hii, this must be one saint P. Huyu Saint P namjua ameshaniproduce ngoma sasa antaka kuproduce watoto na wangare?

Ruto, who seems to love the wedding photos, says that he will have it put up in State House as a souvenir. “Hii picha lazima tuweke State house, hi picha lazima tutumie tukienda campaign Kirinyaga, kwa sababu huyo wangare kwa mbali anaenda kufanana na Waiguru”.

Saint P who is a gospel music producer had posted the photos on his social media platforms. See the beautiful ‘bride’.

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Former President Mwai Kibaki, who is also known for his satire, is also not left behind in giving the handsome producer a word of advice. Kibaki thinks that Saint P is very lucky to have such a wife who is so beautiful that he should even use a straw to kiss her. He warns Saint P that just because he is now married he should not go around having babies.

(puts on Kibaki voice)

Wanasema umepata jiko, hiyo hata ni meko, uko safi zaidi. Huyo hata I am suggesting uwe una mkiss na straw. Yuko mzuri sana zaidiU. kishapata Wangari huyo sio kila sa kila wakati wewe unaproduce mtoto, eti kazi ni hio hio tu, lazima upange uzazi. Ooh yes kako sawa“.

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Enemies To Friends: Esther Passaris Shows Her Caring, Mature Side By Visiting AILING Shebesh In Hospital (PHOTOS)

Rachael Shebesh, the current Nairobi Woman Representative for Nairobi County has been unwell and hospitalized, which explains her absence on the political scene in the last few days.

The Jubilee Party member has been nursing a leg injury and actually, she was presented with her nomination certificate while still in her hospital bed.

Rachel Shebesh shared a photo while receiving her nomination, with a warm message that read;

Today I received my Jubilee Certificate in Nairobi Hospital where I am recuperating from a leg injury. Thank you Nairobians for your continued support

This is when her fans finally knew what was keeping the ‘Mama Wa Nai’ away from the political activities, which are at their peak.

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Rachel Shebesh is set to go head to head with Esther Passaris aka Mama Taa, who is also an aspirant for the Nairobi Women Rep chair in this year’s election.

Despite their varied opinion and parties, Esther Passaris showed her mature side as she took upon herself to visit the ailing politician, putting aside all political rivalry.

Esther Passaris shared photos with Rachel Shebesh on her hospital bed, proving that politics cannot come in between true friendship and girl power.

The ODM party nominee put the photo as they hugged and smiled while looking at the camera, with a sweet caption that read;

Earlier this afternoon, I paid a courtesy visit to Hon. Shebesh who is recuperating. My supporters and I wish you a full recovery.

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This gesture attracted a lot of attention from Kenyans, who took to social media to congratulate Esther Passaris on her political maturity and her sense of responsibility.

She even explained why she brought her Chevra after a fan asked: “Yes. It’s what she craved. Indian sweet chevra. I like taking patients what they desire not the norm- fruits, flowers, lucozade, chocolate.”

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto also visited Rachel Shebesh in the hospital, which got her by surprising, putting a smile on her face: “Your kindness cannot be measured or expressed in words. You visited me by my bedside. What a pleasant surprise!”

Pole Sana: Ailing Nairobi Woman Rep Rachel Shebesh Expresses Surprise After President Uhuru Visits Her In Hospital

Check out some comments from fans and Kenyans below.

The Rich And Famous! Top 10 Kenyan Celebrities And Public Figures With The Most Flamboyant Houses

When you see these houses, you will realize that Kenya is not a poor country.

And yes, it is true that fame comes with money. I’m not talking about deadbeat celebrities who get caught up with petty areas over refusing to pay rent in their posh houses, I’m talking about celebrities and personalities who own their own homes.

I will let their flashy houses tell the story. Check out top celebrity houses in Kenya;

1. Akothee

Call her madam boss or the Benefactor hit maker. She is indeed filthy rich and even with fans speculating where she got all that wealth, it is true that Akothee owns most of the posh houses in Kenya. She has several houses after building another house in Nairobi from Mombasa where she used to live. But do I say!

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2.Mike Sonko

Let alone his Mua Hills mansion that left many jaws dropping over the flamboyant mansion. Mike Sonko’s house in Mombasa is one that even some of his fellow politicians cannot afford. He is stinking rich and his house shows how wealthy this politician is.

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3.Allan And Kathy Kiuna

They are probably the most wealthiest pastors in Kenya. The two who run the Jubilee Christian Church have one of the most flashy houses in the country. The couple have received condemnation for living a flashy life. But that doesn’t faze them. Check out their not-so-humble abode.

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4.Vera Sidika

Never mind her big derriere that gets her all the attention and did I mention her bleaching or as she likes to call it, skin lightening. Man, Vera loves the limelight and the limelight loves her. From her days of being a video vixen in the music video, You Guy, she has re-invented her brand. With the re-invention comes the money that has seen her invest in a posh house, in a leafy suburb.

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5.Mwai Kibaki

Kenya’s former president Mwai Kibaki owns a Ksh 500 million. That is what was spent to build the house. Whoever said more money more problems has not enjoyed the idyllic and calming view from this grandiose piece of real estate. The thing is, he refused to occupy the house once it was complete.

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6.Anne Waiguru

She needs no introduction! The former devolution CS lives in Kihigo estate, Kitsuru and is one female politician that we surely can say lives a luxurious life.

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7.William Ruto

Deputy president has had a rags to riches history, from living in a mud house in the village to getting a presidential house worth Ksh 450 million. The deputy President has two residences in Karen and Eldoret.

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8.Raphael Tuju

His rich neighbors around his Karen mansion cannot stop talking about how expensive and luxurious his mansion is. The former minister for Information and communication cum minister for tourism and wildlife has embrace life in the best way possible.

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9.Raila Odinga

Less has been told of his personal life but the Former Prime Minister is living large with a house in Karen, another in Bondo not to forget his posh mansion in Mombasa.

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10.Aden Duale

Being a majority leader, he need not tell you he has a flamboyant house, right? Check out his house;

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Woman Sues DP Ruto For Child Neglect

A woman has sued DP William Ruto for child support saying he has refused to provide. The star reports.

The woman said she wants the Deputy President compelled to support the minor.

She indicated in her court documents that she met Ruto in 2005 while studying at Moi University. She said her child was born on March 6, 2006 at Mediheal Hospital.

“The respondent has failed to provide the minor with adequate and basic necessities such as good health, food, school fees, clothing, shelter and medication,” the woman said in the suit.

 “The defendant has eschewed and neglected his parental responsibility as demanded of him under the constitution of Kenya.”

The lawyer filed the suit at Milimani law courts on Thursday. He noted the woman cannot adequately provide for the child and asked the court to give further direction.

“Unless the application herein in certified urgent, the minor will continue to suffer irreparable loss to healthy growth and educational development,” said Imanyara.

-The Star