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VIDEO: Kisumu reacts to Supreme court ruling

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Supreme Court’s decision upholding the re-election of President Kenyatta has touched off violent demos in some perceived opposition strongholds.

Supporters of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) and its leader Raila Odinga on Monday took to the streets to express their disappointment with the judgment.

DEMOS

The demos turned violent in some parts of Nyanza, Mr Odinga’s home turf, and Kibera and Mathare slums in the capital Nairobi.

In Kisumu, a car was set ablaze in Kondele slums moments after chaos broke out in the lakeside city in the wake of the apex court’s judgment.

Youths barricaded roads leading into and leaving Kisumu central business district with burning tyres and rocks.

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Some were stopping and inspecting public service vehicles for unknown reasons.

Youths block roads leading to Kondele on November 20, 2017. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

They accosted three occupants of a saloon car, beat and mugged them before vandalising and setting the vehicle alight.

The trio ran to the Kondele Police Station to save their lives.

KURIA

Businesses around Kondele and Kibuye closed in a huff out of fear of looting.

Parts of Kisumu CBD were, however, calm after the court’s decision.

In Migori county, residents expressed disappointment with the apex court’s decision.

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They said since they did not cast their ballots in the fresh presidential poll, they will not recognise the administration of Mr Kenyatta.

“We are waiting for our leader Raila Odinga to give us direction…if it will come to secession, then so be it,” said Mr John Onyango, a Jua Kali artisan.

A retired civil servant, Mr Barack Otieno, wondered how the divisions in the country will be addressed.

CALM

“Tribalism and hatred are getting entrenched by the day and the two major political divides continues to pull apart,” he said.

But most parts of Nyanza and western Kenya were calm as others, perceived to be pro-Jubilee Party, erupted in celebrations.

Scores of residents in Kuria in Migori county, for instance, celebrated the court’s verdict.

Protesters take to the streets of Kondele on November 20, 2017. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The residents, most of whom discussed the decision in groups, said they were happy that there will be no other election.

“We will forget about a possibility of another election and move on. We are tired of the incessant politicking. Let Uhuru continue. It is time to move on,” said Mr Chacha Burigiri, a resident of Kehancha.

They further called on the opposition leader Raila Odinga to respect the court’s decision.

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‘INJUSTICE’

“We ask Nasa leader Raila Odinga to accept the ruling and allow the country to move on. The current political grandstanding has really affected our economy and now lives are being lost because of chaos. We need to put this behind us,” said Ms Robi Jacky, a resident of Kegonga.

However, they are those who were displeased with the judgment, arguing that it has entrenched electoral injustice.

“I am not happy. The October 26 repeat poll was clearly a sham and I expected the Supreme Court to nullify it and give the nation another chance to hold a free and fair poll but this is not to be. Electoral theft has been legitimised,” said Mr John Robi Kehaga from Isibania.

In Kakamega, the town remained calm as residents went about their businesses normally.

But celebrations broke out in Mumias East, a Jubilee stronghold, shortly after the court’s decision.

KAKEMEGA

Some traders in Kakamega had closed their businesses fearing there would be an outbreak of violence and protests but later re-opened.

There was no heavy presence of security officers on the busy streets as the was the case on September 1.

Western region police chief Moses Ombati said the region was largely peaceful.

“We have not received any reports of protests but our officers are on the alert and closely monitoring the situation,” said Mr Ombati.

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The busy Kakamega main county market and the bus terminus were bustling with activity as residents went about their businesses.

VIHIGA 

Vihiga County, the home of Nasa principal Musalia Mudavadi, also remained largely calm.

Businesses in Mbale, Majengo and Luanda remained open as normalcy prevailed.

A spot check by the Nation revealed people went on with their activities as usual.

Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi, who had called for calm before the decision, later said the country was going through tough times.

“Transmission of results was manipulated. We will soldier on with liberation calls,” said Mr Agoi.

“We have our plan to redeem and reclaim our country. We want to restore electoral justice.”

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‘Nlipata divorce papers kando yangu’ Pitson talks on the day his wife walked out on him

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Gospel artiste Pitson has shared about a phase in his marriage to Karol Mwai when he woke up and found divorce papers placed besides him.

This he revelead during an appearance as a guest on the reality show ‘Dine with the Muraya’s’.

Talking about the horrifying experience he said

‘ It was very shocking.

Imagine waking up and finding divorce papers and my wife asking me to sign them.

She even went back to their home. I took three weeks before I went to get her back. Tumetoka Mbali’

Karol was quick to add that that move seems to have worked as he is now a changed man.

‘He should thank me, the ‘growing up’ that has happened in our marriage came up after that incident.’

Pitson hit the airwaves some years back thanks to his ‘Lingala Ya Yesu’ song.

In a past interview with the Standard, Pitson had narrated how he met Karol during a kesha (overnight vigil) in Limuru, in 2006.

 “She was one of those girls that would never stay behind after keshas to mingle and talk to artists.

That day when she heard me singing, she came back inside even if her friends left, as usual,” he says.

When he was done singing, out of character, Caroline went and said hallo to him.

“She said she was a law student in first year at Moi University and bingo! I knew it. Here was the wife I wanted to marry!”

By Mpasho.co.ke

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Devastating: Tributes pour in for journalist Edwin Audi killed in road crash

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The death of KTN news director killed in a car crash involving three vehicles, two trailers and a Toyota Probox on the Nairobi-Namanga highway has left his loved ones devastated.

Edwin Audi was in the company of four friends on Saturday when their vehicle collided with a trailer head-on near Maili Saba killing him on the spot.

Kajiado Central police boss Daudi Loronyokwe said two people were killed during the crash that involved multiple of vehicles

According to the police report, the car, a Toyota Probox, tried to overtake a truck when it collided with an oncoming trailer.

“The driver of the Probox tried to avoid hitting the trailer which was ferrying timber to Kajiado but hit the front side of the trailer prompting it to veer off the road before landing in a ditch. As a result, one of the passengers died on the spot.”

The other four occupants sustained injuries and were rushed to hospital after the Saturday evening crash.

Journalists mostly his colleagues at KTN took to their social pages to mourn their departed colleague.

KTN anchor Zubeidah Koome with the late Edwin Audi. [Courtesy]

Kiswahili anchor Zubeidah Koome eulogised Audi as one of the most talented and thorough news directors, describing his work ethos as top-notch and meticulous.

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“One of Kenya’s greatest News Directors, very talented, thorough, professional, all the assignments we’ve gone for were full of fun, and your news directing-Top notch,” she wrote on her Facebook.

“Just the other day you were about to start our show Kioo cha Hoja, the montage was already on air, all over a sudden you asked me, are you okay, are you ready to start the show, I said no and immediately you took a break, even without saying you were able to tell I wasn’t settled, that’s how perfect you were I will surely miss you, my friend and colleague, we all will RIP my brother It is well, till we meet again. May God comfort your family,” she added.

KTN’s Mwangi Maina with Edwin Audi. [Courtesy]

Another colleague, Mwangi Maina described Audi’s death like a bad dream, adding that he was humble and kind.

“Shine on your way my friend Edwin Audi. It feels like a bad dream, death is cruel. A very easy, humble and kind guy. Heartbreaking! RIP Audi.”

KTN reporter Mark Namaswa eulogised Audi as a friendly and calm character in the newsroom.

“I don’t know what to say. You were one friendly news director, very calm under pressure, and equally relaxed away from work. Shine on your way, brother. Till we meet again.”

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“Edwin Audi,,,,,maan it is unbelievable. Rest easy bro, till we meet again. We have lost a cool guy, a cool News Director just like that.” Said Jared Ontobo, another colleague at KTN news production.

Audi formerly worked for Nation Media group’s now-defunct QTV before moving to KTN.

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Likoni floating bridge to be ready in 6 weeks – KeNHA 

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Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) will complete the Likoni floating bridge by mid-November.

KeNHA said in a communique that all the steel material structures have been assembled, making it possible for the works to be completed ahead of time, KeNHA Director General Peter Mundinia confirmed the new forecast.

“We will complete the floating bridge construction ahead of schedule”, Mundinia said.

He said it was the mission and vision of KeNHA to move ahead of schedule, adding that their projects are enablers of the economy hence the need for quick turnaroune.

Mundinia said the Nairobi Expressway was progressing well and will also be completed ahead of schedule.

The Director-General said local engineers had been offered subcontracts as part of the Presidential directive to generate employment to locals.

“HE the President has issued directives on youth and professional engagements in the project which we are fully adhering to,” Engineer Mundinia said.

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