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VIDEO: Uhuru tells CNN he is not interested in becoming a PM in 2022

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On Monday, international media house CNN aired an interview of President Uhuru Kenyatta with senior business anchor Richard Quest who visited the country a week ago.

The interview focused on the developing issues that the country was facing.

Here are the five things that Uhuru told Quest during the interview courtesy of CNN.

Economic Policies Set

The president stated that his government had taken the first five years to concentrate on the country’s infrastructure through improvement of the roads and railways system, better water connection and effective supply of electricity.

Uhuru explained that he has now shifted focus to the more softer aspects which include improvement of health, creation of jobs and better housing facilities which form the basis of the improvements he is to make during the remaining four years.

Problems that come with Elections

The Head of State noted that the country was moving away from having elections disorient the nation every time they are held as witnessed in previous years.

” That is why we have been really focusing ourselves on working together with even the opposition leaders and say Kenya comes first.

“We cannot be always going through this sickly cycle where we are talking and fighting about elections.

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“We need to move forward,” stated Uhuru.

He pointed out that the handshake with opposition leader Raila Odinga was aimed at steering the country forward.

Financial Debt facing the Country

President Uhuru highlighted that the reason for the acquisition of the loan from China was aimed to close the infrastructure gap.

” Someone coming to Nairobi in the next 10 years, let us not talk about the rest of the country but just Nairobi, will be able to note the improvements done,” stated the President.

Uhuru disregarded claims that Kenya is only borrowing from China and stated that the country was getting financial support from other nations such as Japan and France.

“We have borrowed from China, US, the General Electric, who are the backbone of what we are doing in the health sector.

“When it comes to energy, we are working closely with AFT(Agriculture Fast Track) by African Development Bank and the World Bank,” remarked Uhuru.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during the interview with Richard Quest

China’s Hidden Agenda

Uhuru dismissed the allegations that China had a hidden agenda towards the financial support they accorded African countries.

The president affirmed that Kenya had a development agenda that he was fully committed to achieve before the completion of his term in office.

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“From our Kenyan perspective, We have a development, social, economic agenda and we are willing to partner with any country,” stated the Head of State.

Running for a third Term

President Uhuru revealed that he would not change the constitution in order to run for a third term in 2022.

” I am not interested in a third term. People are talking about constitutional change not necessarily because they desire the president to seek a third term but due to the issues that are related to the cost of running the new constitution,” explained Uhuru.

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VIDEO: Now DP Ruto, Aisha Jumwa tell Matiang’i off and call for his resignation

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Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has said all those mentioned in the latest fake gold scam should carry their own crosses and desist from dragging the name of the president into the scandal.

Without dropping any names, Ruto said that “the political conmen had now tuned to gold.”

Walipanda ndege hapa na kwenda huko Dubai na kufanya maneno yao. Wabebe mizigo yao na waache kumuingiza rais kwa mambo hayo,” said Ruto during a fundraiser at a church in Endebess, Trans Nzoia County,.

Meanwhile, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, a close associate of Mr Ruto, has asked for the immediate resignation of Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matian’gi.

A section of Jubilee MPs havealso told ODM leader Raila Odinga to state what he knows about the fake gold scandal.

They said Interior CS Fred Matiang’i should also explain how the country’s security was protecting the premises with fake gold.

Speaking  on Saturday when they accompanied Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of various development projects in Trans Nzoia, the lawmakers asked Matiang’i to state what he knows about it.

The leaders were Governors Patrick Khaemba (Trans Nzoia) and Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu), MPs Robert Pukose (Endebess), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Janet Nangabo (Women Rep, Trans Nzoia), Rahab Mukami (Women Rep, Nyeri), Mathias Robi (Kuria West), Janet Jepkemboi (Turbo), Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West), Fred Kapondi (Mt Elgon) and Owen Baya (Kilifi North).

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This as it emerged that the Director of Public Prodecution, Nordin Haji, had defended President Kenyatta and former PM Raila Odinga.

Mr Haji issued a statement on Saturday about a recording circulated on social media that suggests that some information was relayed to President Kenyatta, Mr Odinga and Interior minister Fred Matiang’i, and that discussions followed.

He condemned the release and circulation of the recording, saying, “Such claims and their circulation through social media, specifically through leaked phone recordings in today’s age of real-time, borderless publishing, are alarmist and may needlessly cause disaffection.

He warned that “unless all facts are obtained and analysed, it is irresponsible and possibly unlawful to publish such material.”

SPEEDY PROBE

Mr Haji said he had personally received complaints from victims who said the person behind the scam had been invoking the President’s name in dealings and conversations.

“Having realised that they were conned on the availability of the gold, and the misleading knowledge and involvement of the President, the former Prime Minister and CS Matiang’i, they resolved to [file] a report [with] Kenyan authorities and cooperate with law enforcement in unearthing the under-dealings.”

The DPP said he had thus directed Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to speed up the probe; he said the file should be forwarded to him in the next seven days.

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Mr Haji also asked members of the public with helpful information to report it to authorities.

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VIDEO: Vote for our very own top Diaspora Gospel Artiste Naomi Karanja

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It’s back.

The 2019 edition of Groove Awards with Safaricom event is officially here. As was the case last year and years before that, the awards will celebrate excellence in Gospel music in Kenya and across Africa.

Celebrated Gospel Artiste Naomi Karanja from Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the finalists in the Diaspora Artiste of the Year Category. Please take a little of your time to vote for here here.

Since 2004, Groove Awards with Safaricom has celebrated excellence in gospel music in Kenya and across Africa. The awards, entering their 14th year in Kenya (and 6th in Rwanda), are this nation’s most prestigious and recognized Gospel music awards event, enjoying regional resonance and relevance.

Groove seeks to promote gospel music as a message of hope and an avenue to address issues affecting young people across the African continent with a key focus on its main objective – “Shaping culture through positive content and entertainment.”

Groove Awards has seen over 1,800 artists/groups nominated and almost 400 Groove statuettes presented to gospel musicians in Kenya and beyond.

The Venue and date for this Year’s Gala will be communicated in due course.

 

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Embassy in US writes to Kenyan comedian inviting him to perform in Baltimore, Maryland

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Apopular Kenya comedian has been invited to the United States to perform at this year’s   Makadara Day celebrations, organized by the Diaspora Baltimore Community.

In a letter by Deputy Chief of Mission, David Gacheru, the comedian is invited to The Hermes Center of St.Demetrios 2504 Cub Hill Road, Parkville, 21234 to perform to the Diasporans on June 8, 2019.

“To have you as one of our guests would be an honor to the people who will be there and the whole organization,” read part of the letter.

According to the embassy,  the event is attended by a huge number of Diasporans every year.

An excited Omondi took to his social media platforms toannounce the development.

“We need private jet guys!!! Baltimore see you in two weeks,” he wrote.

 

In Kenya, the Madaraka Day celebrations will be held at the Narok stadium, where the committee chairman, PS Karanja Kibichio, had visited over the weekend.

He was visiting the place to inspect how prepared the County was ahead of the celebrations which will be held on June 1, 2019.

The Principal Secretary assured the public that the stadium would be ready by next week.

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