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VIDEO: Raila was drunk and stunk like a skunk, says Miguna

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Deported opposition activist Miguna Miguna has opened a new war front with his political mentor, Mr Raila Odinga, accusing him of abandoning him at his greatest hour of need and allegedly presenting a “fake picture to Kenyans that he is a statesman”.

In a scathing audio message from Canada on Sunday, Mr Miguna also poked holes in the unity deal between Mr Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying it is only a matter of time before it collapses, given the history of “shared cynicism” the two have towards the citizenry.

However, it is his outrage against Mr Odinga, who last week accused the fiery lawyer of being his own worst enemy, that is likely to stoke the political fires even more. Mr Miguna accused the former prime minister of political dictatorship and intolerance, and building “an edifice of political impunity within ODM where his word is like a fiat, or even the 10 commandments of God”.

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“He does not want a system that would encourage ability, merit and integrity to be the foundations of leadership,” said Mr Miguna, his apparent disdain for the opposition leader made worse by Mr Odinga’s assertion in London last week that he (Mr Miguna) had refused to cooperate with Immigration officials when he was deported from the country for the second time in March.

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REINSTATE HISCITIZENSHIP

“What did Raila do?” he posed, challenging the ODM leader to come clean on the efforts, if any, he has made to pressure the government to allow him back into the country and reinstate his citizenship.

“He talks as if he was detained with me (yet) he came to JKIA drunk as a skunk. He could not even speak. He was incoherent. He couldn’t even stand on his two feet.”

Mr Odinga did not respond to the claims, apparently on the strength of the advice of his party’s communication director, Mr Philip Etale, who cautioned him not to respond to Mr Miguna as “he is a man not worth his time”.

The self-declared general of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) said many Kenyans who support his quest for electoral and social justice still question Mr Odinga’s wisdom in abandoning his reforms crusade and joining hands with the government.

 

The “reconciliation” betrays the principles for which the NRM was established, which is to fight for electoral justice, social justice, the protection of and respect for the Constitution, respect for the rule of law, and the independence of the Judiciary, he added.

BETRAYED REFORMS

The ODM leader, according to Mr Miguna, betrayed the reforms cause, and so his ‘Building the Bridges’ initiative with the Jubilee government was “a myth that does little to address the country’s political challenges.

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“We’re not scared of them (Raila and Kenyatta) and we will confront the culture of impunity head-on,” he said.

“The myth about reconciliation is going nowhere because it is a manipulative, deceitful and fraudulent act by two individuals to save their skin. They are not visionary leaders and they must be opposed by Kenyans of goodwill.”

President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga have selected a 14-member team of advisers to oversee the implementation of their peace pact. The team is due to start its sittings in the first week of June.

ELITE-BASED LEADERSHIP

But Mr Miguna thinks that by agreeing to work with Jubilee and targeting the leadership of NRM, Mr Odinga is helping to build “a dynastic, elite-based leadership” to defeat political justice.

The fiery lawyer was accused of treason for his role in commissioning the mock swearing-in of Mr Odinga as the “people’s president” in January, and on February 6 was deported after being held incommunicado for five days. He was kicked out again in March when he tried to re-enter the country, and he says President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga should demonstrate willingness to change by allowing him back.

“If the mythical bridges mean anything, we would like to see whether the rule of law is going to be upheld, whether the Constitution is going to be adhered to strictly, and if court orders are going to be obeyed,” he said, referring to orders that he be issued with a Kenyan passport and allowed to return to the country.

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Meet couple working in the same matatu as driver and conductor

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A couple in Tanzania had grabbed headlines for working in the same Public Service Vehicle (PSV) as driver and conductor. Athuman Hatibu and his wife Witness Mushi have been working together for five years now and he swears by her work efficiency. According to Witness who’s a mass communication graduate, she quit her job to support her husband after numerous complaints over inefficient conductors.

 “It was not an easy decision to make because I led a different lifestyle before starting out as a bus conductor. My husband had a lot of complaints about the previous conductors who worked with him and most of the complaints were about little fares collected at the end of the day. I then told him to give me a day to learn and identify all the bus stations and fares along the route so he could afterwards decide if we could work together,” she told The Citizen.

According to Athuman, there was a noticeable difference in the amount of money his wife collected compared to other conductors he’d previously worked with. Citing a recent example when Witness had travelled and he hired his younger brother as a conductor, Athuman said, “working alongside my brother proved my point that no other person has ever reached the collection target my wife hits when she’s on duty.”

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Aspirations, challenges

The couple with four children said that working in the transport industry inspired their dream of owning a bus. Expressing optimism at the prospect of buying their bus, Athuman revealed that they plan on incorporating their first son into the business.

“The bus we are planning to buy will be coordinated by us and our son. He is currently upgrading his driving license,” he said.

Working together as a driver and conductor comes with its fair share of challenges, including passengers who make a pass at Witness not knowing she’s married to the driver.

“There are other times people approach me with different motives without the knowledge that the bus driver is my husband, and at times, it is literally the opposite. Sometimes passengers decline giving full amounts of bus fares once they reach their respective destinations,” Witness told The Citizen.

Her hubby, on the other hand, said it pains him when his wife is verbally abused by passengers but he instead opts to focus on the road. At the end of each trip, they have a debriefing where Witness informs him of any incidents and tips from male passengers.

Work-life balance

Their days typical involves waking up at 3am every day to ensure they hit the road by 4am. The couple usually end their work day at 11 pm having made 20 trips. Since they are rarely home during the day, two of their children are in boarding school and the two others live with their grandparents. To ensure their personal life doesn’t interfere with work, the couple made a pact to never let the situation at home interfere with the work environment.

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Woman takes pride in her house cleaning work: “I leave you satisfied”

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A Nigerian lady has showcased her house cleaning business and people have shown her great support on Twitter.

Nigerian lady who is a cleaner showcases her hustle without shame

The lady said that she is really very good at what she does. Photo source: @ada_kodi
Source: UGC

In a post on the platform Saturday, January 2, the lady described herself as the number one house cleaner in Enugu state.

She added that her work is so efficient that she hardly leaves behind stains and her service always gives premium satisfaction.

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Her post has gathered massive retweets on the platform with over 15,000 likes. Below were some of the reactions:

@engrifesi said:

“Do u have a branch in Anambra? Each time I go to village for Christmas (I go once a year); cleaning, sweeping is too much for wifey and domestic staff. I could need such services next Christmas.”

@AuntyJuwon said:

“Please keep a pocket knife with you whenever you go for a job. You’ll never know when you need it.”

@only1akin said:

“I practically love ladies who put their hands to good use…. I love you babes.”

@ebubemmuonso said:

“I’m proud.. what part of Enugu so I can see if I could refer my guys to you.”

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Impressive photo of Toyota pickup bed impresses fans online

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Just when you thought you’ve seen it all on social media then someone shares a picture of a bed that was designed using the backside of a large Toyota pickup.

Toyota bakkie bed impresses Mzansi: "I'm never leaving South Africa"

Mzansi loves the creatively thought of bed base. Image: Sizakele Mabila/ImStaying
Source: UGC

The picture was shared on Facebook’s popular ImStaying South African group.

The interesting post, which was made by a Facebook user, Sizakele MambaZinduna Mabila, showed the mattress neatly placed inside the backside of the pickup.

He captioned the post:

“I will never leave South Africa because wow, the creativity in this country.”

Many were impressed and had the following to say:

Bongs LeeMarque Ncapie said:

“When you dream of getting tickets from traffic officers. Know you’re having nightmares. They come with the package.”

Daddie Willie Nkambule said:

“No dream can beat this. We conquer every dream.”

Tiisetso Mank said:

“The snake towel, yah Neh!! Creativity”

Tshepo Kopano said:

“I did realize my appreciation for bakkie when I enquired with a specialist about this type of bed and couches.”

Hilton Victor Chapman Jnr said:

“Until you bang your shin against the side in the early hours going to the toilet.”

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