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VIDEO: Anne Waiguru reveals the properties she “actually owns”

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Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru has denied owning any building in Nairobi’s CBD.

Speaking to Jeff Koinange on JKL Show Wednesday, Waiguru laughed of the allegations while welcoming President Uhuru’s calls for lifestyle audit on public servants in a bid to curb rampant corruption.

“There have been lots of stories on social media about what I own. I don’t own anything on Luthuli Avenue,” said Waiguru.

The first-time governor also denied owning several other properties among them a lakeside hotel in Taita, an estate in Karen, a building on Ngong Road, a mall, as well as matatus and buildings in Murang’a County.

She also refuted claims that she owns 200 acres of land in Nanyuki while claiming “I don’t even own a quarter acre anywhere.”

Properties owned by Waiguru

During the interview, Governor Waiguru however admitted to owning several properties among them a house in Kihingo Village, Kitusuru where she currently resides.

“I also own a house in Runda, which I had before joining government,” she revealed.

Anne Waiguru at her residence in Kihingo Village, Kitusuru. The entrance gate to the gated community (right)

Waiguru further stated that she owns property at Mlolongo along Mombasa Road which she developed using a bank loan.

“I took a loan of Sh50 million in 2013,” said the governor, while revealing that she’s paying the loan.

Contradictory statement

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Contradicting her earlier statement on not owning even a quarter acre piece of land anywhere, Waiguru said that she owns two half acre pieces of land, one in Lukenya and another with a rentable space in Sagana.

Lifestyle audit

Regarding President Uhuru’s calls for a lifestyle audit on all government officials and their families earlier this year, Waiguru stated that EACC officials had already conducted the audit on her.

“EACC has done my lifestyle audit and I don’t mind if they make it public…The people who are corrupt imagine everybody is doing exactly what they are doing,” she said, distancing herself from corruption allegations.

Fresh NYS probe

Yesterday, a lobby group held demonstrations in Nairobi yesterday demanding a fresh probe into the first National Youth Service (NYS) scandal in which over Sh700 million was lost.

Bunge la Walipa Ushuru also demanded for a lifestyle audit on all those who were adversely mentioned.

Bunge la Walipa Ushuru hold protests

Waiguru, the then devolution CS was adversely mentioned in an affidavit sworn by Ms Kabura in 2016.

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VIDEO: Someone tell New York Times, in Kenya we align the journalists ourselves

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A furious Citizen TV journalist turned on his colleagues on Wednesday for blocking his shot during a media briefing that was being televised live.

Senior Reporter Hassan Mugambi, with vast experience in security matters, had spent hours covering events at 14 Riverside complex and did not take it kindly when his view was blocked

In a video clip that has gone viral, Mugambi is seen smacking other journalists on their backs as he tells them to cower and stop blocking his view.

 

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VIDEO: Woman claims singer Ben Githae has abandoned her with twins 

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A woman has come out claiming  Tano Tena hit maker Ben Githae has left her with two little girls.

The woman, Rose Wanjiru said she had an affair with the gospel singer and got twins from the relationship, but Mr Githae has now neglected taking care of the children.

However, reached for comment, Ben Githae rubbished the claims saying he was paying for rent for the woman.

“If she want to soil my name by going to media and if she thinks going to the media will help her, let her do it, but I have not denied the children are mine,” said Mr Githae.

The woman claims she met Mr Githae in 2011 in Thika where he had gone to perform, she got pregnant in 2016.

According to Ms Wanjiru, the singer helped her for sometime and later withdrew. She claims he at one time sent Mungiki thugs to beat her up when she was pregnant. Ms Wanjiru claims Githae later claimed the children belonged to a Pastor called JJ Gitahi.

“I have told him if the children are not his, let him come we carry out a DNA, he has stopped paying for rent, and claimed the children are Pastor JJ’s,” she said adding that she had met with pastor JJ Gitahi on three occasions then stopped so she could concentrate on Mr Githae.

Singer Ben Githae

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American newspaper New York Times declines to pull down graphic images on Dusit attack

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The New York Times has come under intense pressure from its readers and Kenyans online for publishing graphic images of victims of Tuesday’s terror attack at Dusit D2 Hotel at Riverside Drive in Nairobi.

Kenyans on Twitter came out in droves to condemn the New York Times after it published gory images that attracted a global outcry.

In a statement, the American publication said: “We have heard from some readers upset with our publishing a photo showing victims after a brutal attack in Nairobi.”

“We understand how painful this coverage can be, and we try to be very sensitive in how we handle both words and images in these situations,” the statement read.

Images published by powerful paper on its website showed bodies in the restaurant, victims covered in blood and gory scenes.

This sparked off an online backlash, with some readers asking the publisher to pull them down, because of their distasteful nature.

But the publisher is yet to delete the photos from their story.

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We want to be respectful to the victims and to others affected by the attack. But we also believe it is important to give our readers a clear picture of the horror of an attack like this — this includes showing pictures that are not sensationalised but that give a real sense of the situation,” the publisher said in a statement published on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

The publisher said they take the same approach worldwide whenever such events occur by balancing the need for sensitivity for respect with its mission of showing the reality of the happenings.

Source: Daily Nation

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