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Revealed! Uhuru’s plans to have Raila prosecuted for treason should he swear himself in

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By ALLAN TAWAI

Kenya’s President’s lawyer has revealed a strategy the President is laying in preparations to prosecute opposition leader Raila Odinga should he swear himself in as president.

According to Ahmednasir Abdullahi, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to remove former director of public prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko and former Directorate of Criminal Investigations director Ndegwa Muhoro from office was interpreted as a calculated move against the opposition.

 

Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi

Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi

The lawyer said these moves were meant to “put steel and polished diamonds in place” to prosecute National Super Alliance (NASA) front runner Raila Odinga.

 

 

He said this in regards to Raila’s highly awaited controversial swearing in as president on Tuesday, January 30, at the historic Uhuru Park grounds in Nairobi County.

 In Muhoro’s previous position, the former police spokesperson, George Kinoti , was appointed in an acting capacity.

 

Former DCI director Ndegwa Muhoro (l) hands over to George Kinoti. Photo: Uhuru Kenyatta/Facebook.

Former DCI director Ndegwa Muhoro (left) hands over to George Kinoti. Photo: Uhuru Kenyatta/Facebook.

Mr. Tobiko accepted his nomination and immediately resigned from his position to make himself eligible for the upcoming vetting processes.

According to prior reports, the opposition was determined on swearing in Raila Odinga as the people’s president based on the August 8 presidential election. This was decided after the opposition vowed to swear him in if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared President Uhuru the winner of the “pre-determined” October 26 repeat presidential election.

 

NASA insists Raila won on August 8 if the results from their parallel tallying center was anything to go by and vowed never to acknowledge Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya.

The opposition is presently laying ground for the formation of the People’s Assembly; which is said will swear in Raila Odinga.

 

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Boy, 2, puzzles with his ‘natural’ reading ability

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Elias Muthomi has mastered words and the alphabet all by himself, apparently

When Elias Muthomi was barely one-and-a-half years old, his parents noticed something strange — he could read out English words on a wall chart. Moses Gitonga and Monica Wambui initially thought their son had simply memorised what he was saying after hearing adults speak, but each day was a surprise as he read more words accurately.

Today, at the age of two years and nine months, Elias has become something of a celebrity in his Ngumba Estate neighbourhod in Nairobi for his reading ability — yet he has never stepped into a classroom and has not gone through home schooling.

When Sunday Nation visited their home, it did not take long for Elias to start reading the writings on the video camera. “Soony,” he said cheerfully, referring to the Sony camera.

More “tests” follow as he easily read the writings on the charts and even those projected by his proud father on the television screen. His parents had bought the charts to prepare him to join pre-primary once he attained the age of three years, but every time they showed him new writings and images, he promptly read them without any help. Apart from the alphabet, Elias can read and pronounce the vowels chart and the names of animals.

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“He likes watching news when most of his age mates like watching cartoons,” says his father, adding that Elias likes to read out the names of political leaders when their images appear on TV.

The dilemma his parents are facing is which school to take him to. They once sought advice from Elias’s paternal grandfather Stanley Ntiritu, a retired primary schoolteacher, who recommended further consultation with experts.

“People have advised me to take him to an international school where his potential can be exploited better but I do not have the money,” says the boy’s father. But his mother is concerned that Elias spends more time trying to read things while his age- mates are playing. She would like him to play more.

Source: Sunday Nation

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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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Mr Gitau said the embassy in DC told him biometric kits would only be available at two consular centres — Los Angeles and DC.

“If that is the case, it will cost each one a minimum of $750 (Sh75,000) for travel and accommodation, assuming you live in Seattle, Washington or Boston, Massachusetts, and you have to travel to either DC or LA to process a passport,” he added.

Source: Daily Nation, By Chris Wamalwa

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Dennis Okari proudly flaunts his wife

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NTV journalist Dennis Okari on Saturday proudly flaunted his wife Naomi Joy on social media.

The two got married a week ago in an invite-only ceremony and the journalist has now updated his profile across all platforms.

On Instagram, he added, “Husband to my Joy.”

Source: U-report 

 

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