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BREAKING: Why Nakuru’s Governor Mbugua has bowed out of the race



Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has stepped down as an independent candidate and thrown his weight behind the Jubilee Party candidate Lee Kinyanjui.

Mbugua stepped down after meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto at State House Nakuru on Saturday morning.

The governor was accompanied by other Jubilee leaders in the county.

Mbugua, the former AP Commandant was defeated by Kinyanjui in the Jubilee nomination polls.

Kinyanjui, former chairman of the National Transport and Safety Authority and a former MP for Nakuru Town garnered 216,385 votes while the incumbent got 150,137.

Former Nacada boss John Mututho was a distant third with 30,487.

Mbugua, one of the senior Jubilee politicians who lost in the party primaries had defected from the Jubilee party.

He said the party primaries were not transparent and were marred by many irregularities.

He was seeking for re-election as an independent candidate.

Mbugua had picked a flamboyant MP aspirant, who lost in the Jubilee nominations for Kuresoi South, Peter Rutto as his running mate.

Rutto is a former finance manager and an ally of Deputy President William Ruto and Energy CS Charles Keter.


-The Star

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Swahili Village closed indefinitely following fire damage



In the early morning hours of Monday, May 7, 2018, there was a fire outbreak in the Kitchen of Swahili Village Bar and Grill. The fire was put out shortly after and there were no injuries. Due to the damage to the interior of the restaurant, Swahili Village bar and grill located at 10800 Rhode Island Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland will be closed until further notice.

Swahili Village Fire

Following the incident, Mr Kevin Onyona, the restaurant proprietor wrote on Social media:  “We hope to be up and running in the next two to three months. This is due to some substantial damages that will need to be repaired. Please continue to check on our social media pages for updates and news regarding the re-opening”.

Swahili Village Fire

Swahili Village has been providing a much-needed fine dining experience of Kenyan cuisine in Beltsville. Beltsville, Maryland is a hub of major industry pioneers and government agencies like  NASA, U.S. Department of Agriculture among others. Swahili Village’s clientele has grown to include a broad spectrum of ethnic cuisine enthusiasts from the African diplomatic missions, African diaspora and the general public with bookings for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and graduations celebrated in the mahogany wood finished interior with an elegant ambiance. This year Swahili Village is celebrating its nine-year anniversary since its inception in 2009.  The new Swahili Village location, now in its second year, has been highly rated and positively reviewed on Yelp, Foursquare, Yellow Pages and a multitude of foodie sites.

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The Swahili Village team is looking forward to once again serving our customers and offering you the True Taste of Kenya that you as our loyal clients have grown to love. We appreciate the prompt response by the Prince Georges county emergency team which includes the Prince Georges County Police Department and the Beltsville Fire Department. A huge thank you goes to our well wishers for your support as we work towards reopening.


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VIDEO: Bodyguard embarrasses president Kenyatta with awkward door opening



A security officer assigned to President Uhuru Kenyatta accidentally released the car door at the wrong time while his boss was trying to get out. The incident occurred on Thursday in South Africa where Mr Kenyatta is on a three-day official visit.

The Head of State brushed off the incident and carried on as if nothing has happened although a section of social media users questioned the professionalism of the guards.


Kenyatta held bilateral talks with his host President Jacob Zuma and addressing the press after the talks, the two leaders expressed their desire to strengthen relations between the two countries for the benefit of their nations and peoples.

They both confirmed they discussed trade and connectivity and how the two would boost industrialisation and create jobs for millions of young people.

“Industrialisation is key to creating job opportunities for the youth and wealth for our nations and peoples,” stated Kenyatta.

Apart from the issues of trade and infrastructure, they also deliberated on regional peace and security, especially the South Sudan conflict and the “new slave trade in Libya”.

President Zuma announced that he would host President Kenyatta for a State visit later this year.

“We will then conclude key issues when President Kenyatta is back later this year,” revealed Zuma.

On the agreed visit, Kenyatta added: “We have laid the groundwork for my State visit sometime in the first quarter of this year.

“We look forward to concluding and signing various agreements.”

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