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VIDEO: Uhuru tells of how surprised he was by the resignation of AG Githu Muigai

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Njee Muturi, who previously served as the Solicitor General, will now move to State House as the deputy Chief of Staff, while the President’s legal advisor Abdikadir Mohamed was appointed ambassador to South Korea.

Mohamed is a former Member of Parliament and the long-time partner to Ahmednasir Abdullahi – another of President Kenyatta’s lawyers.

The new changes signal a fundamental legal ideology in President Kenyatta’s administration.

Muigai is internationally respected and accomplished legal scholar who has on several occasions fallen out of favour of diehard Jubilee operatives over his voice of reason and calls for compliance with the law.

The witty professor of law had very few intellectual peers in the current Jubilee government and this may have contributed to his resignation.

Perhaps the only other learned face in the current administration has been Harvard-educated lawyer Mohamed who served as legal advisor.

The fact that he has also lost his job at State House and nominated as South Korean ambassador suggests that the President is keen on having “yes” men around him as he prepares to serve a second term as an authoritarian.

Many will recall that the newly appointed AG was blamed for a suspicious court order that was issued on the night of the October th election.

 

Kariuki constituted a bench on a public holiday that overturned a High Court decision declaring appointment of IEBC returning officers illegal.

The developments have also come at a time when the government has disobeyed court orders.

This may have angered professional lawyers with a reputation to protect hence the choice of intellectual lightweights as the replacement.

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Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi threatens to sue Safaricom

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Lawyer, Ahmednasir Abdullahi, has threatened a class action against Safaricom.

The lawyer said he has been receiving countless messages from third-party companies, of which he had not subscribed to.

“Lately, I’ve been receiving unsolicited sms from these numbers inter alia…21026, 23050, 40720, Creditinfo BNTSMS, Senti, 60040…and others. It’s very obvious that Safaricom allows third party to have access to my number without my permission,” Ahmednasir tweeted.

Ahmednasir called it a gross violation of his right to privacy, stating that a class action would, then be appropriate.

“This is obviously a gross infringement on my Right to Privacy under Article 31 of the Constitution. I suspect this breach of privacy is rampant and Safaricom may be charging fees the entities it gives access to phone data. I think class action is an appropriate step. What do you think, people?” He added.

In response to allegations, Safaricom denied ever granting access to third-parties.

Last year in June, one Benedict Kabugi sued the telecommunications giant for Ksh 115 trillion over breach of privacy.

However, Safaricom has always maintained that the user may have subscribed to the services through other prompts.

Following overwhelming responses in the affirmative, Ahmednasir said that he would proceed to write to the formally next week.

“Seeing the overwhelming response by Kenyan subscribers of Safaricom, I will INSHAALLAH formally write to them next week and then formally start a class action.

“Safaricom has been mining data and then gives access to third parties to our telephones…Kenyans, this is how law is made.” He said.

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Moses Kuria refuted claims that GEM leaders held meeting to discuss Uhuru’s succession 

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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has refuted claims that leaders from the Mt Kenya region held a meeting to discuss President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession.

Kuria claimed that the meeting at Thika Greens was not about politics, adding that the GEMA leaders were discussing development issues in the region.

According to Kuria, these meetings are as a result of the revenue sharing bill.

He also revealed that the GEMA leaders would be meeting up a lot in the next weeks.

The MP further disclosed that other regions in the country might also be meeting up to discuss development issues, and people should stop suspecting the Mt. Kenya region.

“Yesterday we kicked off a series of meetings as mps and leaders from mt kenya region to discuss the repositioning of our core counties with the additional resources that will ultimately come with the new formula,” Kuria said.

“Sadly, when mt kenya meets its followed by suspicion, misinformation, innuendo and propaganda. there was no politics- absolutely none- at thika greens yesterday, let alone succession politics,” he added.

Ngunjiri Wambugu, Nyeri Town MP, also backed Kuria insisting they did not discuss politics in the meeting.

He further went on to explain that they only discussed issues affecting the region and how they can overcome them.

“I was present at this meeting. we did not discuss anything to do with the 2022 presidency. in fact, we didn’t discuss 2022 elections at all,” Ngunjiri stated.

The MP also revealed that GEMA leaders would continue meeting up to discuss on development agendas affecting the Mt. Kenya region.

Prolific leaders, including PS Karanja Kibicho, attended the Thika Greens meeting. However, some Jubilee leaders from the GEMA region did not get the invite.

Some of them were MPs Alice Wahome, Ndindi Nyoro and Kimani Ichung’ wa.

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NMS issues statement after video of mother giving birth outside hospital went viral on social media

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The Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) has issued a statement after an unidentified woman gave birth outside Pumwani Hospital.

Addressing the matter, NMS said its was so unfortunate for security guards to turn away the woman in such a scenario.

According to Director of Health Services Dr. Josephine Kibaru, the incident happened at a time nurses were on a legal go-slow

NMS also apologized to the mother, her child and Kenyans at large.

“We take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to the mother and her child, their family, Nairobians and our mothers in particular for this most unfortunate incidence. We affirm our commitment to improve, ensure the delivery of affordable, accessible and quality Health Care,” the statement read.

“The Nairobi Metropolitan regrets the incident of a mother delivering at the gate of Pumwani Hospital,” the statement added.

The statement added that the incident happened when healthcare professionals were on a kegal go slow.

“It has since been confirmed that the incident took place on Sunday 13th September, 2020. This was two days after nurses began a legally notifies go-slow, which has since ended after NMS and the Health workers agreed on a return to work Formula.

“The security guard denied the patient access to the premises in a very unfortunate incident, before a nurse from the maternity ward was notifies of the occurrence and rushed to the scene to assist in the delivery and admission to the maternity ward,” it added.

NMS added the mother in question was later on admitted at the facility, until September 18th when she was discharged and allowed to go home.

Both the mother and the Baby are doing well.

The incident had caused an uproar among Kenyan who expressed displeasure in the manner which it was handled.

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