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VIDEO: My father recommended a wife for me – Uhuru

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President Uhuru Kenyatta recently revealed how he met his wife, Margaret. Speaking at State House in Nairobi on Thursday during the launch of the 2nd Strategic Framework for the engagement of the First Lady in the promotion of healthy lives for women and children 2018-2022, President Kenyatta told the attendees how his father, first President of the Republic of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, influenced him to befriend Margaret.

“I want to introduce to you a lady I have known for most of my life. I met for the first time when I was swimming with my father and he told me: ‘This one looks good’. And behold some 20 years later, it came to pass,” he said during the event that coincided with International Women’s Day.

Revealing the other side of his wife, President Kenyatta noted: “She has been my friend, my companion, supporter, humble, quiet… but as I and my children can attest, very firm and when required, very kali! (tough), So, I have to be very, very careful!” The President said at the end of his speech.

However, in 2017, Kenyatta told a  different story during a livestream on his official Facebook page where he answered questions from the public.

“This is an interesting one. How did I meet the first lady? When I met the first lady, she wasn’t the first lady. She was just another…. wonderful, beautiful girl. Ahhhh… let me say that I first met her brother and we were in secondary school together. We became friends and through him, I managed to meet his younger sister and we started off a relationship that has lasted from high school till now and I’m thankful to God for that,” he stated.

The contrasting stories raise more questions than answers.

In her response to the President on Thursday, the First Lady said: “His Excellency the President is one partner who deserves a special mention for his unfailing and unwavering support. Thank you (President Kenyatta).”

The two tied the knot in 1991.

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Kimunya hits at Maraga over Parliament dissolution

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BY KEVIN KOECH

National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya has accused Chief Justice David Maraga of creating chaos in the country with his advisory to President Uhuru Kenyatta on dissolving the Parliament.

Kimunya said Maraga made advisory just a week after he appeared before a House committee that apparently annoyed him by insisting he should be prepared to leave office soon.

Speaking to K24 on Sunday, September 27, Kimunya said Maraga appeared before the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee on the September 14 and a week later, he issued the advisory “as an act of self-preservation”.

“This advisory was not done in good faith. It was an act of self-preservation,” he said.

The majority leader also added that the CJ was fully aware that the House had started the process of passing the law allowing for the representation of the marginalised groups including women.

He said there was a matter pending in court also linked to the law and said it was shady that Maraga did not wait for the court case to be determined but thought it was better the Parliament to be dissolved.

In his letter to the president, Maraga said the National Assembly and the Senate had failed to enact legislation required to implement the gender rule for nine years.

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He said the dissolution of Parliament under Article 261(7) needed to be enforced to compel the political elite to fully adhere to the 2010 Constitution.

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Bungoma man who hung onto a helicopter dies

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Bungoma’s ‘James Bond’, the man who made headlines when he hung onto a chopper that was ferrying the body of fallen businessman Jacob Juma, has died.

The man, identified as Saleh Wanjala, died at the Bungoma County Referral Hospital on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Family members confirmed that ‘Bond’ was found unconscious and then taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The man will be remembered for his dare-devil stunt when he was filmed in 2016 hanging onto a chopper for over 2km in a manner reminiscent of James Bond, the famous British movie spy.

After the chopper incident, he was arrested and arraigned but released thereafter.

His body was taken to Bungoma County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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Ruto skips COVID-19 conference despite invitation 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Deputy President William Ruto on Monday, September 28, failed to attend the Covid-19 conference hosted at the KICC.

The official programme indicated that Ruto was expected to speak after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and welcome Uhuru to issue his speech.

Kanze Dena confirmed that Ruto was invited to the conference but was a no-show when it commenced at around 2 p.m.

Ruto’s Deputy Director of Communications Emmanuel Talam, however, raised questions about the Deputy President being invited to the conference.

However, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa said the DP had a meeting planned with European Union delegates.

“He had a very important meeting which took longer than expected. It is not necessary that he has to attend the conference because he is the assistant to the President so when Uhuru is attending, he does not necessarily have to attend.

“He was meeting EU delegates in Karen to unlock the deadlock of global funds brought about by the Covid-19 millionaires Exposé so that the country can resume receiving the funding,” explained Barasa.

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga on her side insisted that Ruto was not invited to the conference.

“When planning for COVID-19 response mechanisms they neither invited Ruto nor did they offer him a seat.

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“After messing up and they need someone articulate they offered him a seat at the National Covid-19 conference. And you expected him to attend? NEVER!” she noted.

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