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MUST WATCH VIDEO: Lee Njiru reveals tightly guarded details about Moi, Jomo Kenyatta

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Retired President Daniel arap Mo’s Pressman is revealing hitherto unknown details about two former Kenyan leaders.

Lee Njiru, in a tell-all interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange on Wednesday night, told of haow the first President of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta was neglected during his sunset days. He also tells a very interesting story about the day Fimbo ya Nyayo broke.

The value attached to Fimbo ya Nyayo had perhaps never been seen until an incident in 1981 when the ivory baton fell and broke into two pieces while the president was in Los Angeles after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Njiru reveals that this happened as Moi was getting ready to leave Los Angeles to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in Melbourne, Australia and there was no way he would appear in public without his mark of authority.

Calls were made to State House, Nairobi, for a new rungu to be flown to Australia.

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Njiru revealed that one of Moi’s aides Peter Rotich immediately swung into action, taking a flight across South East Asia via South Africa to deliver a new rungu to the president in Australia.

“We were heading to Australia to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm). We had to stay in Honolulu, Hawai because we had telephoned Nairobi, we got one of Mzee’s personal assistants called Peter Rotich. We told him to take two ivory batons go to Southern Africa and fly to Australia before we got there,” said Njiru.

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“Rotich had to be there before Moi lands in Australia, since Mzee Moi had to greet people waving the baton which was akin to President Kenyatta’s fly whisk.”

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Uhuru laughs uncontrollably as he mimics Gov Lunyangapuo’s “Kijana Mfupi Round” Remarks

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday imitated West Pokot Governor John Lunyangapuo‘s remarks where he described a local politician as “Kijana mfupi round meaning a short person with a round figure.

President Kenyatta met the governor during a visit to former President Daniel Moi‘s Kabarak home to deliver his condolence message following the death of Jonathan Moi.

The video shows Uhuru repeating Lonyangapuo’s statement as he gestures to illustrate a protruding belly.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Senator Gideon Moi and Governor John Lonyangapuo at Kabarak on 22/04/19

The two then burst into laughter and proceed to shake hands.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo at Kabarak on 22/04/19

The action provided much needed comic relief to the mourners who had gone to console Mzee Moi.

In the governor’s clip that went viral, the Lonyangapuo was clearly agitated by a man who was causing trouble for him.

Dennis Ruto, the man believed to have been the target of the joke, explained that at first when he heard the county head’s sentiments, he felt bad.

“At first I actually felt bad because that was body shaming that is criminal [sic] . But at the end of the day, I laughed it off,” he told Nation.

“I had raised the issue of the deputy governor who had been sworn in and had gone to the United States and why he is earning public funds and not delivering services” Ruto added.

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Dennis disclosed that he had embraced the name Mulmulwas (something that is round like a ball) and even formed a movement with the same name.
Watch the video of Uhuru imitating Governor Lonyngapuo’s remarks below.

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Jomo Kenyatta’s Pet That Had a Mercedes & Its Own Driver

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Mzee Jomo Kenyatta once owned a pet that was chauffeured in a Mercedes and had its own driver, privileges that left many working at State House in wonder.

Unknown to many, the former president was not fond of keeping animals as pets. However, when his close friend, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie gifted him a white doghe adopted an entirely different attitude.

According to biographer Jeremy Murray- Brown in his 1972 book, Kenyatta was initially angered by the gift adding that he would have preferred a cow.

Haile Selassie with one of his pet dogs.

Lee Njiru, who worked as Information Officer at State House, would later reveal that the president ordered a brand new luxury Mercedes Benz 280S to chauffer the dog whom he named Addis.

“Mzee had few bosom friends. One of them was the animal-loving Emperor Haile Selassie. The friendship was so deep that when he was gifted the white little dog during his visit to Ethiopia, he bought it a Mercedes Benz 280S.

“Addis had his own driver and normally sat back left whenever he accompanied Mzee during his long working tours around the country,” Njiru stated in an interview.

The president treasured the dog as it was a symbol of his friendship with the Emperor.

Their friendship spanned long before the two became Heads of State. While studying in London’s Quaker College in 1931, Kenyatta kept a red, green and gold Ethiopian flag in his room in England.

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It is reported that Kenyatta was so fascinated with His Imperial Majesty and 33 years after his stay at 75 Castle Road in England, he ensured the Emperor was Kenya’s first foreign dignitary invited during the Jamhuri Day celebrations in June, 1964.

Additionally, during his 14-year rule, Kenyatta -who hated flying – made only one foreign trip and it was to Ethiopia in 1969.

When he arrived, Ethiopia’s military performed a special aerial drill in Kenyatta’s honour by spelling his name, Jomo, in the sky.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (L) with Emperor Haile Selassie

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Man arrested after battering his wife to death

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Police officers in Kisii county have arrested a man suspected to have murdered his wife on Sunday night following a domestic wrangle.

According to reports from the police, Mr Peter Aching’a, 29, is said to have beaten up his wife, Ms Nancy Kemunto, to death at their home in Bosingi village, Nyamache sub-county.

Ms Kemunto was heard screaming for help in the middle of the night.

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One of the neigbours, Mr George Ombaba, said he responded to the woman’s distress call immediately only to find that other neighbours had already arrived at the scene and gotten hold of the suspect.

Kisii county police commander, Mr Martin Kibet, said the body of the victim had injuries on the face, legs and hands. He also said the victim’s bed sheets were soaked in blood.

The body of the deceased was moved to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem while the suspect is in police custody.

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