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MPs in near fist fight at Ruto meeting

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Two MPs from Meru have almost engaged in a fist fight as political rivalry escalated during Deputy President William Ruto’s meeting in Tigania East.

Tigania East MP Josphat Kabeabea and East Africa Legislative Assembly member Mpuru Aburi were Saturday separated by security officers before they could exchange blows.

The two political rivals engaged in a brief physical fight as DP Ruto flagged off construction machinery after commissioning the construction of Thanantu-Mulika road.

Before the leaders arrived at the venue, their supporters engaged in a shouting match in what has emerged as a supremacy battle.

Mr Aburi, who is the former Tigania East MP, is said to have claimed credit for the road project, forcing Mr Kabeabea’s supporters to print posters and banners with pictures of the PNU legislator in an attempt to assert his authority in the area.

Mikinduri MCA Gabriel Chokera said it was a shame that the legislators clashed in public instead of joining hands to lobby for more development projects.

“Mr Aburi should give space to Mr Kabeabea to do his work as the MP for Tigania East. It is a shame that their differences have reached a point of fighting in public. Aburi was preventing Kabeabea from going near the deputy president leading to the altercation. Were it not for the security detail, they could have fought,” Mr Chokera said.

He said the two leaders should apologise to the public and focus on development.

The rivalry between the two leaders was amplified in their speeches as Mr Kabeabea accused his predecessor of underperforming.

“During the campaigns, I came with a promissory note of what I could do while my opponent presented what he had done. The people elected me. The technical training institute which was started by my opponent is incomplete and Sh77 million meant for Akaiga water project was misappropriated,” Mr Kabeabea said.

In a rejoinder, Mr Aburi said he is the one who initiated the road project launched by the deputy president on Saturday only for the current MP to claim credit.

“This is a case of a man carrying a pregnant woman and claiming to be the father of the unborn child,” Mr Aburi said.

DP Ruto urged the two leaders to settle their differences as they are serving under one government.

Mr Kabeabea beat Mr Aburi in a hotly contested race that pitted the Jubilee Party against PNU.

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Teen hangs self after parents disciplined him over stealing sweets

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A 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a neighbour’s house at Shaviringa village, Hamisi Sub County, after his parents disciplined him.

It is alleged the Class Five pupil had stolen some sweets in a kiosk.

The owner then reported the matter to the boy’s parents who disciplined him over the same.

Shiru location Chief Josephine Khalwale said after the parents disciplined him, the boy disappeared from their home on Saturday morning, without saying where he was going.

“The parents thought he was remorseful of the offence committed and had only run away and would be back later in the day. That did not turn out to be the case,” Ms Khalwale said.

She noted when evening came, the parents started searching for the boy and after the endless search at school, the entire village andneighborhood, his body was discovered in a vacated house.

“The body was found hanging in the house at around 10:30pm on Saturday. It seems he hanged himself earlier in the day, only to be discovered late in the night,” she said.

It has not been established whether there is any other reason that led the boy to hang himself. The body has been taken to Vihiga County Referral Hospital mortuary in Mbale.

source: standard.co.ke

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Njoro Boys High School closed indefinitely

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Njoro Boys High School in Nakuru County has been closed indefinitely.

Ministry of Education official in Nakuru County made the decision today afternoon after a teacher on duty discovered a dormitory where some 70 students were sleeping doused with petrol.

The closure comes three days after a dormitory was set on fire destroying property of unknown value.

All students were sent home after a consultative meeting between the school management, local security team and education officials at Njoro sub-county.

Rift Valley Education director Mary Gaturu said investigations have been launched to establish who was behind the arson attack that occurred on Thursday last week and also to find out who doused the dormitory with petrol.

“All students have been directed to go home until further notice as we conduct investigations to avert cases of arson,” said Dr Gaturu.

On Saturday night, suspected arsonists believed to be students, doused a dormitory where students were sleeping with petrol

source:standard.co.ke

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My king has not been born yet – Lilian Muli

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Citizen TV anchor Lilian Muli has called on women to “do better” by evaluating their worth in order to reject what she said was “monkey business” in relationships.

While throwing her weight behind a post that urged women to resist conforming to the mentality of accepting to be side chicks, Muli stated that there are good people out there who have no time for games.

She posted that her ‘king’ was yet to be born but at the same time noted that she was “forever hopeful.”

The anchor reiterated that “relationships should be exclusive and uncluttered.”

“I find that females nowadays are completely ok with being someone’s side chick. I don’t think I can ever conform to that mentality. I’ve discussed it with women numerous times and they always argue with me. Nobody wants to be a priority anymore? In that case, I’m greedy. I want one man and I want to be his only woman,” read the post.

To which Muli responded, “I believe it’s possible; relationships should be exclusive and uncluttered and there are good men and women out there who don’t have time for monkey business so don’t settle for crap know your worth. My king hasn’t been born yet though but I’m forever hopeful. Ladies what do you think??? I believe we can all do better.”

source: SDE

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