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VIDEO: Day Moi visited Reagan at the White House and left journalists excited

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Kenya’s President Daniel Arap Moi was in Washington on March 12th, 1987. He got the media excited and the journalists clicked away for much longer when Mr Moi met his host, Ronald Reagan in the oval office. Journalists had unfettered access to the two and one could be heard shouting out a question about Kenya’s human rights record.

After holding bilateral meetings for two hours with Moi, President Reagan praised the Moi’s efforts and in particular complimented him for the way he handled the drought that had swept through the African continent in 1984.

Kenya, he said was exemplary in the way it handled the devastating dry spell.

They held meetings in the Cabinet Room,  walked along Colonnade towards the Residence and had  Lunch with Cocktails in both the State Dining Room and Family Dining Room. The two held a press conference on the South Lawn on March 12, 1987. “Kenya is among the few African countries with food surplus,” said President Moi.

The sooner apartheid ends in Spouth Africa, the better, he added.

In Moi’s entourage were cabinet ministers Robert Ouko, Elijah Mwangale, Nicholas Biwott, George Saitoti (all deceased) and Maina Wanjigi. The Kenyan president looked jovial and so did his host.

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Just like at home, getting passport for Kenyans abroad is a tough task

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Kenyans in diaspora note they are taking up to eight months to renew passport in an energy-sapping exercise

Like many Kenyans living abroad, Justin K Wangila in Tanzania was excited by the announcement in Nairobi in 2017 that the government would start issuing “new generation” passports.

“This was a dream come true because, for a long time, most of us Kenyans living in other countries, especially those in East Africa, had yearned for an East African Community passport … we were in a hurry to apply,” said Mr Wangila in an interview with the Sunday Nation. Mr Wangila was told the application process started online after one opened an account on the internet portal e-Citizen.

“That is where problems start. I wasn’t applying for a passport for the first time. I was renewing one. But this process makes you start from scratch because, like in my case, they had none of my records,” he said.

He needed several documents, such as his national identity (ID) number, his personal identification number (PIN) and his parents’ ID numbers.

“I got stuck because I did not have my late father’s ID. In its absence, the process required the number on the death certificate. My father died a long time ago and I wasn’t even sure a death certificate had been issued. I was forced to take some days off from work to travel home to try and find my father’s death certificate,” he added.

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SHOCKING: PR officer collapses and dies right after press briefing-VIDEO

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A Public Relations officer suddenly passed away while addressing a press conference on Tuesday evening.

Glory Mziray, who worked for the Tanzania Forestry Services (TFS) excused herself towards the end of her address saying she was feeling unwell.

According to journalists and government officials present at the event, Mziray started off her address speaking well but her condition deteriorated towards the end.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounce her dead.

“She started to become unconscious as she was taking questions from reporters and we were forced to take her out of the room so that she could get fresh air,” a reporter present at the press conference told The Citizen.

Source: SDE

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Uganda’s ruling party endorses Museveni for sixth term as President

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Uganda’s ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) top organ has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its flag bearer in the upcoming presidential elections.

The decision gives Museveni a shot for a sixth consecutive five-year term in office. Should he win, Museveni will have an opportunity to rule for a record four decades.

Uganda’s next presidential and general elections are two years away.

NRM party members had at a recent retreat christened President Museveni the ‘theoretician and principal strategist of the movement’.

“To emphatically recommend to the membership of the Movement and its organs that Yoweri Museveni, our leader and General of the African resistance, continues leading the Movement in 2021 and beyond as we eliminate the bottlenecks ‘to transformation’, the members noted in resolution after the retreat,” the party announced.

Asked whether the party had given Museveni the nod,  NRM spokesman said; “Exactly. That is what it means. I can only say that there is no danger in doing that. There is no law breached. This matter can continue to be sold to other party members as we get closer to the National Delegates Conference in November, this year.”

Suspicision that Museveni would seek re-elections gained momentum when he strongly supported a contentious Constitutional Amendment Bill, now law, to remove 75 years as the upper threshold age beyond which a person would be ineligible to stand for President.

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The provision meant that Museveni, now 74 years old, would have been unable to contest.

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