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Kenyan President in SA for talks with President Zuma

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Kenyan President in SA for talks with President Zuma

By ALLAN TAWAI

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has traveled to South Africa on a three-day official visit that will see him hold talks with President Jacob Zuma to boost cooperation in a wide range of areas including trade, security and infrastructure development.

The two presidents will seek to review the progress in the implementation of earlier signed agreements and explore new areas to deepen the fraternal ties between Kenya and South Africa.

In October 2016, President Zuma made a historic State visit to Kenya which witnessed the signing of six agreements and Memoranda of Understanding in various sectors.

The agreements were on visa exemption for passport holders of diplomatic, ordinary and service passports, on defense cooperation, police cooperation, on cooperation between Kenya Investment Authority, Export Promotion Council and the Trade-Invest of South Africa, cooperation in the field of biodiversity, on conservation and management, and on Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Projects.

During President Zuma’s visit to Kenya, both leaders directed that negotiation towards the establishment of a Bi-National Commission be expedited to further bolster trade relations between the two countries.

In the area of Immigration, the two countries were able to resolve some of the key issues including visa requirements for Kenya nationals traveling to South Africa.

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Key amongst these was the acceptance by South Africa to issue visa on arrival for official delegations, and the issuance of a one-off visa tenable for the duration of study in South Africa for Kenyan students.

President Kenyatta’s official visit to South Africa will also focus on enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the area of training.

Kenya and South Africa have concluded over 16 instruments of cooperation, agreements, MoUs and letters of intent on training. For instance, the University of Pretoria and the Kenya Wildlife Service entered into a MOU on October 16, 2013.

The MOU provides for capacity building for KWS staff in Rhinoceros DNA Index system involving DNA profiling, collection, classification and storage of information relating to population of Rhino in Rhodes Project based at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory of the University of Pretoria.

Both countries cooperate in scientific exchange, agriculture, public health, law, education and military training among others.

On trade, President Kenyatta’s discussion with President Zuma will focus on bridging the balance of trade which is currently highly in favor of South Africa.

The two leaders will also explore areas geared towards increasing consultations on global issues that would be enhanced by increased contacts at the highest bi-lateral level.

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Tomorrow, President Kenyatta will meet Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who succeeded Zuma last month as party leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

He will also meet Johannesburg business community; and the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen South Africa, Thomas Schaefer, who set up an assembling plant in Kenya in December 2016.

On Saturday President Kenyatta will attend celebrations to mark the 106th anniversary of the ANC.

The plane carrying the President and his entourage departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shortly before noon on Thursday.

 

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Mother-in-law actor Mustafa, wife announce pregnancy in adorable photo

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Talented Mother-in-law actor Dru Muthure alias Mustafa and his wife cannot wait to welcome a new member into their small family.

Mustafa announced that they are expecting through his various social media pages.

Mustafa who also doubles up as a Hot96 FM presenter shared a photo of his wife rocking a huge baby bump.

The excited man could not hide the joy and captioned the photo saying:

“My heartbeat in one picture.”

Mother-in-law actor Mustafa, wife announce pregnancy in adorable photo

Mother-in-law actor Mustafa and his wife are expecting their first child. Photo: Dru Muthure.
Source: UGC

Kneeling, Mustafa adorably held the baby bump with a wide smile spread on his face.

His wife on the other hand appeared overwhelmed. It appeared as if the two were feeling the baby kick.

Congratulatory messages

Following the announcement, the thespian’s friends flocked the comment section to show their love for the couple.

Many congratulated them for their blessings while others welcomed him to parenthood.

An Instagram user identified as Lydiah Gitachu wrote:

“Awesomeness, congratulations!”

A fan by the name Nelly_munga commented:

“Congratulations to You.”

Owens_wanjiru commented:

“Congratulations! Love just got real! So very excited for you.”

A few months ago, Mustafa celebrated his birthday in hospital despite thinking his big day would be filled with boredom and sadness.

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Despite his condition, the people who love him showed up to cheer him up so he could experience some kindness and joy on his big day.

His friends and family arranged a surprise party and visited the actor with goodies and a cake.

The thespian who turned 41 was surrounded by love, cake, laughter, good times and a lifetime’s worth of memories.

By Tuko.co.ke

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Lawyer Donald Kipkorir sees off daughter as she goes back to school in London

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Popular city lawyer Donald Kipkorir is not only an accomplished affluent advocate but a proud dad who has never shied from showing off his beautiful daughters.

The lawyer is known to have heavily invested in his children’s education which he showed while sending one of his daughters for studies oversees.

As schools slowly re-open in England months after they were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lawyer had to send his elder daughter back as shared on his Facebook page.

Well, the lawyer did not just take her to the airport and saw her off. No! he had a dad-daughter moment and did what any parent would have done – prayed for her safety.

“Seeing off my beloved daughter returning to school in England…so proud of her…May the Lord bless thee, and keep thee,” he wrote.

Lawyer Donald Kipkorir sees off daughter as she goes back to school in London

Donald Kipkorir is not only an accomplished but also affluent advocate. Photo: Donald Kipkorir.
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“The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace!” he added.

Unlike her initial trip, she wore a white pair of pants, a white top, covered up with a black half jacket and appeared not to be ready for a photo as she faced away from the camera.

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The girl, who is a mirror image of her father, had initially posed for a similar photo at the international airport in January 2020 when she was leaving for school.

Kipkorir is one of Kenya’s most elite and successful lawyers as his law firm (KTK Advocates) has represented a vast number of clients.

The flamboyant lawyer previously revealed his secrets to success through social media post titled Jabez Prayer: My Life is Abundantly Blessed.

He revealed how he was brought up in a poor family that he actually wore shoes for the first time when he joined secondary school.

He added that he once worked for Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula in the 90s and ended up setting his own law firm.

According to the religious advocate, his clients are State corporations, banks, insurance companies, energy companies, universities, high net-worth individuals and ministers.

In his entire life, he said, he has never been a broker, never taken money other than legal fees that are receipted, has no bank loan, debts and pays his taxes.

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PHOTO: What was happening Today at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace

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We thank God for the ongoing works at Amani Ridge the Place of Peace in Kiambu.

Today we were focused on the following works:

1. Cabro laying ongoing. (Cutting in progress)

2. Wall of Knowledge column and coping concrete in progress.

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