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VIDEO: Uhuru receives hero’s welcome as he unveils his father’s bust in Cuba

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Cuba  honoured Kenya’s founding father Thursday as a towering figure in African and Caribbean liberation movement.

A bust of founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was unveiled at the Park of African Heroes in Cuba on Thursday at a ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Cuban leadership said the unveiling of the Bust of the late President Kenyatta at the Park of African Heroes in Havana was significant as it goes along way in demonstrating the rich history Kenya and Cuba have in terms of Liberation struggles.

The park was built for heroes who relate to the liberation struggle of African independence from the colonial powers.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s bust is the 17th of the African Heroes on display at the Park.

 

The recognition of the Late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta as one of African Heroes is a clear manifestation of his premier place among others in African history.

Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, President Kenyatta thanked people of Cuba for their selfless and persistent solidarity with the African people.

President Kenyatta said Africa and the African peoples would forever be grateful to Cuba as they have been the biggest benefactors of Cuba’s revolutionary stance.

“Africa will forever cherish its relationship with Cuba. Together we will continue to forge mutually beneficial partnerships for the prosperity of our peoples and nations,” said the President.

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“I take this opportunity to thank you and the people of Cuba for your solidarity and comradeship in the African liberation movements against colonialism, settler imperialism and apartheid,” said the President.

He pointed out that the Cuban people held strongly to the deep conviction that their freedom was inextricably linked to the freedom of Africa.

He pointed Kenya would not take for granted honour granted to its founding father, as the Park recognizes and celebrates the huge contributions of Africa heroes made in the liberation struggle for Africa.

“In honour of our founding fathers, Kenya and Cuba will continue strengthening relations through the principled development of human relationships based on mutual respect,” said the President.

President Kenyatta pointed out that it is the historical relationship that the two countries celebrate as it continues to inspire a new generation of African-Caribbean leaders.

“It is worth noting that during the Cuban revolutionary war, Fidel Castro named one of the Brigades the ‘Mau Mau’ in honour of the freedom fighters in Kenya,” said President Kenyatta.

The Cuban Minister for Culture Abel Prieto termed the late Kenyan founding father as an icon whose example of heroism inspired many to take up arms against the colonial masters.

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“Kenya’s rich liberation struggle story became a big inspiration to the Cubans resistance against imperialism,” said the Cuban Cultural Minister

Several African-Caribbean diplomats representing their countries in Cuba attended the ceremony.

PSCU contributed to this report.

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‘She said bad things about me,’ Njugush speaks about his ex-girlfriend

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Kenyan Comedian Njugush reveals that his ex dumped him because he did not have any money.

Talking to Dr King’ori on his wicked edition show, the couple recounted how they met.

Celestine says they connected well since they had just come from bad relationships.

Njugush said,

“I’m sure they are watching us today because they said bad things about me,” adding that he is grateful they broke up.

The comedian further explains how the break up was;

 “There are people in this life that speak things that they don’t know what they mean. When someone tells you that you are not headed anywhere in future. We broke up because of money, I had nothing at the moment, he said.

 

“I mean, those were tender ages and I blame her because you can’t judge a chick for not having wings yet it’s not yet a chicken.”

He says that hurt him because he took sometime before he could heal.

But now he is one of the richest comedians in town.

 

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Syokimau Commuter train stalls, again

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Hundreds of passengers were stranded on Wednesday morning after the Syokimau-Imara Daima-Makadara-CBD commuter train stalled.

The first train left Syokimau station at 6:30 am the normal departure time but kept making random stops.

After leaving the Nairobi terminal, the train stopped near Imara Daima station.

The train Hostess said the train was experiencing a mechanical problem.

“You will have to wait for about 20-30 minutes for a rescue locomotive which is coming from Makadara,” she said.

Travellers got angry due to lack of communication.

More confusion was experienced when the 7:40 am train from Syokimau-Imara Daima-Makadara-CBD arrived since commuters did not know whether to board the train or keep staying in the stalled one.

 

 

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Traffic police officer dies after being hit by matatu he had flagged down

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By JUDITH GICOBI

A Traffic police officer was hit by a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) that he had flagged down. He later died.

Mr Peter Perimoi Legetto was working at Lang’ata Police Station. He was hit by a matatu (KCH 796R) belonging to Aberdereline Sacco near the Lang’ata underpass area.

The victim was quickly taken to Nairobi West Hospital where he was being treated till his death.

“The officer met his death after being knocked down by a PSV motor vehicle a Toyota matatu of Aberdereline Sacco which he had flagged down at a road-block at Lang’ata underpass area along the Southern by-pass,” a police statement read in part.

His body was moved to Montenzuma Funeral Home in Nairobi.

 

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