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VIDEO: Furious Barack Muluka spills beans on what happened as Raila was being ‘sworn in’

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Kenyan opposition party Amani National Congress (ANC), a constituent member of the National Super Alliance (Nasa), now claims Mr Odinga “fooled” his co-principals in order to be sworn in alone.

ANC secretary-general Barrack Muluka on Wednesday night told Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) that Mr Odinga threw his colleagues into a spin when he appeared alone at Uhuru Park despite an agreement to meet before the event.

He termed the swearing-in a “dramatic statement,” which was just a “demonstration of frustration in point of facts”.

“He (Raila) told these three gentlemen to switch off their phones, and that he would reach them using a foreign number from Nigeria (sic), to tell them where they should meet that morning. That call never came,” Mr Muluka told Citizen TV.

He claimed Mr Odinga “lied” about his whereabouts on the morning of January 30 only to appear at Uhuru Park alone to take the oath.

“The three principals were not foolish enough to switch off their phones so they agreed to meet in the home of one of them. One of the principals managed to get him (Raila) and that call was put on speaker phone,” he said.

“Raila said ‘I’m marooned’ and he was asked by who? And he said, ‘these people’”, Mr Muluka said.

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“He was asked, marooned by police or the military? he quickly said ‘I will call you and tell you how we can meet’, then he left for Uhuru Park.”

Mr Muluka says Raila had signed an agreement which prohibits him from running again in 2022 regardless the outcome of the 2017 election.

He wants the Orange Democratic Movement leader to come out and tell Kenyans what really happened during that swearing-in. Watch the full JKL show below:

 

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Unmasking MPs: How they tricked Kenyans on new tax vote

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MPs may have tricked Kenyans into believing that they were on their side when they met for a special sitting on Tuesday and Thursday to consider President Uhuru Kenyatta’s memorandum on the Finance Bill, 2018.

A section of the MPs had planned to veto President Kenyatta’s reservations on the bill because it was going to increase the cost of living.

They cited the President’s proposal of eight per cent VAT on petroleum products, the 1.5 per cent levy on housing fund as well as the extra Sh18 for every litre of Kerosene among others.

In so doing, they lobbied a good number to shoot down the President’s views ahead of the big day. Just like amending the Constitution, it requires two-thirds or at least 233 of the 349 MPs in the House to veto the memorandum.

Although the MPs had been lobbied by their respective party leaders to pass the proposals, they were in a Catch-22 situation.

They were to please their party leaders, Mr Kenyatta, who held a Jubilee parliamentary group meeting at State House, Nairobi on Tuesday and the National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Mr Raila Odinga.

Mr Odinga had chaired the Nasa parliamentary group at Orange House on the same day Mr Kenyatta did at State House. However, the tricky part was that they were to please their party bosses without betraying the public.

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But how possible could this have happened? Unbeknown to the public, the MPs may have just killed two birds with a stone.

On Thursday afternoon, after approving the supplementary budget the MPs retreated to the committee of the Whole House to consider the memorandum.

Narok Woman Representative Soipan Tuya, also a member of the Committee of Chairpersons, was the chair of the committee for the afternoon.

When Ms Tuya put the clause on the eight percent VAT on fuel products to vote, she declared the “ayes” had won.

Those in opposition protested and stood up as the House almost degenerated into chaos.

According to Article 115 of the Constitution, those voting “nays” have the obligation to confirm that they have the requisite two-thirds majority before the presiding chair calls for a division.

Though leader of majority Aden Duale led some members out of the chamber, a claim he confirmed saying it was meant to deny the others the numbers, it is a trick that even the opposition previously employed to have their way.

However, under the same provision and Article 122, those voting “ayes” just need to be 26, being the simple majority.

In a voice vote, the only legally known and procedurally simple process is to rule that the “ayes” have it like Ms Tuya did so that the “nays” can vote electronically or by way of being counted, which is called roll call vote so that their number of 233 is confirmed.

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The roll call vote is quite popular in the US congress.

When Ms Tuya called for a roll call, the MPs would not listen with Isiolo Woman Representative Rehema Dida Jaldesa captured on the table microphone saying that they did not want the roll call because it would be known which side they were leaning on.

She would also be heard advising Mandera North MP Bashir Abdullahi against the roll call vote.

One of the MPs, who was against the memorandum blatantly told a parliamentary orderly that all they wanted was to be allowed to shout, as they did not have time for a roll call.

Daily Nation

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Kenyan woman in US who shot dead her ex-husband arrested

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Police in the United States are holding in custody a Kenyan woman for shooting dead her ex-husband last week.

Marie Kendale Kimani a resident of Rhome, Texas, who reportedly shot dead Jonathon Tumbo, was arrested in her apartment on Wednesday.

Officers who were responding to a call from Kimani about an argument between the two found the lifeless body of Tumbo at the home.

The man reportedly succumbed to a single gunshot wound to the chest.

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When questioned by police, Ms Kimani said she was involved in a physical altercation with Mr Tumbo.

“Subsequent follow up investigation by investigators and related evidence was not consistent with Kimani’s account of a physical altercation,” the Sheriff’s office stated in a press release.

Ms Kimani, 35, is currently being held in a County jail as she tries to raise Sh100 million ($1million) bail.

Nairobi News

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VIDEO: 5 years after WestGate attack, sisters narrate their escape when one was pregnant

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On Saturday, 21 September 2013, masked gunmen attacked the Westgate shopping mall, in Nairobi, Kenya which left 71 people dead.

Two beautiful sisters have narrated how they escaped the West gate shopping mall shooting that took place in 2013.

Sharon Nderitu and Annie Nderitu managed to escape during the heartbreaking ordeal that left the country heartbroken as many lives were lost at the mall.

The shooting took place at the West Gate mall in September 2013 that has since been refurbished.

At the time of the shooting, one of the sisters was pregnant and they managed to hide in the supermarket despite the ordeal they were going through hiding with others at a supermarket.

Their dad made his way to the mall which was under siege to look for his daughters because he feared for their lives and he was willing to risk it all.

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