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Uhuru asks Kenyans to remain calm as Supreme court determines who will be president

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to continue with their normal businesses as the Supreme Court handles a case on presidential results.

“The Judgment will be made and whatever the outcome you should continue peaceful co-existence. It doesn’t matter the outcome, Kenya will still be here. Love one another and live together as brothers,” said President Kenyatta.

National Super Alliance on Wednesday announced that it will take its objections to the outcome of the August 8 elections to the Supreme Court.

He also urged Kenyans to maintain peace and co-exist together as citizens of one nation to enable faster development and improved quality of life.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi governor-elect Mike Sonko addressing traders at Nairobi’s Kenyatta Market on August 17, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU

During a meet the people visit at Kenyatta Market in Nairobi, the President said wananchi have no need to fight one another over politics.

“Leave us to sort our issues as leaders. Politics should not make you fight. When this market burns down it will not affect one community but all of you,” said the President.

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“I have seen all Kenyans doing business here. In this market there are Kambas, Merus, Luos, Kikuyus and all Kenyan communities. Please continue living together peacefully. Be your brothers keeper,” he added.

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Nairobi governor-elect Mike Sonko pledged to improve services to Nairobi residents saying once sworn in, he will start reducing license fees for small-scale traders.

Mr Sonko urged the residents of Kibra to leave politics to politicians and continue their normal lives.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta holding a baby during a visit to Nairobi’s Kenyatta Market on August 17, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU

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“You should continue with your daily activities as residents of Kibra and traders here at Kenyatta Market just as you have been doing before and after the General Election,” said Mr Sonko.

“Leave us as leaders to tackle our political battles but don’t allow any person to incite you into violence. We have seen those who allowed themselves to be incited losing lives while those who incited them continue enjoying themselves,” he said.

The President said he had urged Sonko to ensure he changes the image of Nairobi city by improving on service delivery to wananchi.

“ I thank you for voting my friend Sonko, I have asked him to ensure he changes the image of this city. He will sink a bore hole here to ensure constant water services to the traders in this market,” said President Kenyatta.

 


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The life lessons I learnt from a brief stay with my grandfather

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With the schools closed, my parents got tired of me and my three siblings quarrelling and sent us to the village to stay with my grandparents.

More than any book or class, this visit taught me so much about appreciating what I have in my life and being open to the differences that I was blind to.

I protested going to the village at first, but now I am happy I did.

I had never liked being around my grandfather for so long because he is such a strict disciplinarian.

However, staying around him taught me why he is the way he is. He taught me about the value of hard work and integrity.

My grandfather is not one to stand lazy and idle people. So he taught me that I needed to structure my day to the tasks I needed to accomplish and spend time in the evening enjoying leisure.

So in this plan, we wake up in the morning to sweep the compound clean. My sisters then join my grandmother in the kitchen to make breakfast, as my brother and I help grandfather feed the cows before milking them.

Tending the animals

After breakfast, we would all go to the farm to weed. The afternoons were more of reading and playing. My brother soon gravitated towards tending the animals while I enjoyed working on the farm with my grandmother.

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I also loved fetching water from the stream. We then spent the evening watching television to catch up with the news.

The discipline also made us more mindful about how our lives affected others, even when no one was watching.

We carried enough sanitisers and face masks to last us the duration of our imposed stay. We were careful because our grandparents were at that age of being vulnerable to the virus.

I noticed that many villagers were sceptical of the existence of Covid-19. They argued and dismissed the global pandemic as a hoax.

Some said they were yet to see anyone who had succumbed to the virus. Some were really tickled to see us donning face masks all the time, but we stayed true to the act knowing my grandparents’ lives depended on it.

This is how my grandfather raised my father and his eight siblings, and I am happy I got to learn this.

by nation.co.ke


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Decomposing bodies of a couple that has been missing for more than a week were found in their house in Laini centre off the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, yesterday.

A foul smell emanating from the house of the 72-year-old-man and his wife, 62, led to their recovery. Police have launched investigations into the incident.

There were conflicting reports about the deaths with some claiming that the two were murdered while others suspected that they could have died of carbon monoxide emitted from a jiko.

Police declined to give names of the deceased until the next of kin are informed. Emotions ran high as locals viewed the bodies.

A village elder, Moses Mwathi, revealed that the couple was working in a quarry before they went missing.

Mwathi said neighbours thought that they had travelled to their rural home but got concerned after a foul smell started emanating from their house.

“On checking they noticed that the house was locked from inside and the bodies could be seen lying on their bed,” he said.

Police gained access into the house after breaking the door. The bodies were taken to the mortuary

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru said initial investigations pointed to carbon monoxide poisoning from a jiko.

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“We can’t, however, rule out murder at this moment and only a post-mortem examination will establish the real cause of the death,” said the police boss.

And in the nearby Kinungi village, a 35-year-old farmworker committed suicide by hanging himself in a house.

The body was found by his employer before police were called in. Jim Kimani, a friend to the deceased, said he was in low spirits over debts.

“He claimed that some people he owed money were harassing him but we never thought that he would commit suicide,” Kimani said.

by Standardmedia.co.ke


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