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BY BMJ MURIITHI

President Uhuru Kenyatta had a busy day as he crisscrossed the city Saturday accepting endorsements from friendly political parties before his convoy made its way into Bomas of Kenya where he accepted his own party’s affirmation.

But colourful as the events of his political fortunes were, it was the new shirt he donned that was the real talk in town – and beyond.

When pictures of Uhuru’s new apparel  hit the internet Saturday, compliments came from across the globe, mainly from the United States and Europe.

From  Nairobi to Milan to Atlanta and in-between, Kenyans took to social media to express their views over the president’s attire.

Uhuru (right) shakes the hand of his deputy, William Ruto. PHOTO/PSCU

But who was behind the president’s new look?

Ksnmedia.com can now reveal that the shirt that is causing so much vibe was designed locally (in Nairobi) by fashionista Carol Pulei.

Ms Carol Pulei: You can watch her video below.

Ms Pulei runs an apparel shop on Ring Road in Kilimani and she beat a number of other Kenya designers and won a tender to create the Jubilee presidential flag bearer’s shirt to be worn during what a State House insider described as “one of the most important occasions on the president’s calendar.”

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Here are a few of the comments:

@JOSHOWEN wrote on twitter: “The dude looks very cool in the shirt. Wonder who’s behind that art?”

@Vitamax in Atlanta said: “I would like a shirt like the one worn by the president today.”

John Kaira wrote on Facebook: “That’s my president. Just the shirt can make me vote for him.’ Tano tena!”

Karen Adhiambo wrote: “Wow, that is a cool shirt. At least it is different from the purple-ish Kitenge shirt that has been his favorite but which has chujukad over time. Who is the designer?”

@dennisitumbi tweeted: “Good job Carol Pulei  She is the designer who came up with the beautiful shirt worn by President Kenyatta today. She hustled for a chance, she got it and it was great. Much respect Carol.”

Where can I get a shirt like that? wondered UK based Waigwa George on Instagram.

Njeri Osaak wrote on FB:  “It certainly caught my eye too. Simple but makes you go “mhmn!”

A few though were of a contrary opinion, with one surmising that the shirt was bought with taxpayer’s money.

Wilfred Asiago Bosire wrote: Using tax payers money for his selfish ends.

 

Here is a brief video of Carol introducing here:

See more of the photos below:

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RELATED VIDEO Courtesy of K24 TV – Uhuru endorsed by several parties;

 


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Cry of a Kenyan man whose Multi-Million-Shilling Apartments have gone unoccupied for 4 Years

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A landlord in Kenya has been left counting losses after his real estate retirement plan goes down the drain.

85-year-old David Ndolo from Kitengela told the media that he had lost more than Ksh10 million in rent after his multimillion apartment block stayed unoccupied for 4 years.

Ndolo says he built the multi-million-shilling property in Kitengela, Kajiado County through his pension savings. Its construction was completed in 2014.

The building consists of five bedsitters and 19 two-bedroom houses, which should earn him a total of Sh250,000 per month.

“I have watched helplessly as my retirement investment crumbles,” he lamented.

According to neighbors, his tenants started fleeing due to sewer water suspected to be coming from an adjacent building linked to a retired government official.

Ndolo’s troubles began in 2014 when over 200 tenants occupied the adjacent building and sewer water started seeping into his apartments.

He says he reported the matter to the National Environmental Management Authority and public health officials but the authorities closed the building instead.

His daughter Roselyn Ndolo said that officials ordered the closure citing that the apartments were a health hazard.

When contacted by journalists, Kitengela Public Health Officer Benard Kiluva stated that he did not have enough information on the matter since he was recently posted to the area.

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Kajiado NEMA Director Joseph Kopejo promised to visit the site to probe the matter.

Government officials say Many landlords in the country have been contravening these provisions by either discharging untreated effluent into a public sewer or discharging it into the environment without an effluent discharge license.

“According to Kenyan law, it is illegal for  any person from discharging any effluent from sewer treatment works, industry or other sources into the environment without a valid effluent discharge license issued by the authority,” said a NEMA official.

 


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Kenyans in Diaspora to get a free ride from the Airport courtesy of Certified Homes

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Top athlete turns to jiko-making to beat pandemic

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They say a man must do what a man must do.

This idiom has become a reality to Dominic Samson Ndigiti, the reigning Africa U20 10,000 metres walk race champion and former World U17 10,000 metres walk race bronze medalist during the Covid-19 times.

Ndigiti, who has won Kenya a gold medal at the Africa Under-20 Championships held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, has been crisscrossing the country, doing what he now loves to do most: Making affordable, energy-saving jikos – charcoal cooking stoves.

Coronavirus pandemic

Though the walking race champion learnt the skills of making this particular kind of jiko in 2018 when in Finland where he had gone for a competition, he did not put them to use until when coronavirus hit the world, putting a break on most sporting activities.

“I saw the whites making the jikos in 2018 when we had gone to Finland for Under20 competitions. It took a week for me to learn. But I started being serious when coronavirus hit us. The jikos now earn me a living,” he said.

The 20-year-old says the modern jikos use charcoal or firewood.

The jikos are of different sizes and can fit in any kind of house be it permanent, temporary or semi-permanent.

“I do not discriminate for which house to make my jikos. Charges vary according to sizes. A one-stoned jiko goes for Sh3,000, two 4,500, three 6,000 and four and above goes for Sh10,000,” said Ndigiti.

He says that materials needed include cement, clay bricks, fireproof and red-oxide paint.

Different work

Ndigiti says many people see him as a successful person owing to his record in the walking race, but the tough times have forced him to work differently.

“I am grateful because Kenyans have responded very well to my venture. I have visited many counties in the past few months, making jikos. Before coronavirus, I did not know my home county of Kisii well, though I have was born and brought up here, but making jikos has made me a tourist,” he said.

Ndigiti, who hails from Marani sub-county in Kisii County, schooled at Kiandega High School in Nyamira county and developed a passion for the walking race while in Standard Six.

He says he was inspired by his teachers.

The IAAF World U18 Championships is an international event bringing together athletes from all over the world who are 17 or younger.

“Coronavirus brought a lot of problems in the world and we couldn’t go out to compete. I hope this will end soon. But this pandemic has made me learn the hard way. Talents are to be exploited, no matter how much little income they bring,” said Ndigiti.

He is hopeful that after the pandemic, he will represent Kenya in the Olympics and will bring home a gold medal.

Ndigiti comes from a humble family and his success in the walking race has not taken away his humility.

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“We live life easy. Living well with people has taught me a lot during this coronavirus time. The requests to make more jikos is overwhelming,” he said, adding that Elgeyo Marakwet Woman Rep Jane Kiptoo has already asked for his help in making more than 100 jikos for women groups.

He says most of his clients are women. “They have embraced my idea of making our kitchens look better.”


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