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Appoint Moi and Kibaki too after Moody Awori, Kenyans tell Uhuru



Disappointed Kenyans are now telling Pesident Uhuru Kenyatta to go ahead and appoint retired presidents Daniel Arap Moi and Mwi Kibaki to plum positions “since appointing younger Kenyans is tantamount to appointing thieves.”

A section of Kenyans had earlier questioned the wisdom of appointing 91 year old former Vice President Moody Awori as a member of the Sports, Art and Social Development Fund board.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with former Vice President Moody Awori during the National Prayer Breakfast at Safari Park, May 2015. /FILE
President Uhuru Kenyatta with former Vice President Moody Awori during the National Prayer Breakfast at Safari Park, May 2015. /FILE

But speaking during a KCB meeting on Thursday, Uhuru said Awori will ensure that money is not stolen at the Sports Fund board.

“I am being criticised for appointing a 91-year-old… put yourself in my shoes. Tumeona vile watu wakipewa kazi hizo vile wanafanya. Afadhali niweke mzee anichungie hiyo pesa…aaah mniwache bwana.”

In a Gazette notice dated November 28, Finance CS Henry Rotich noted that the board will be made up of five Principal Secretaries from the ministries of Education, Arts, Health, National Treasury and Sports.

The board is expected to manage the fund, prepare and submit quarterly reports to Rotich.

They are also tasked with developing infrastructure and facilitating Team Kenya for their national assignment.

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But with this appointment, Kenyans have asked why Awori, who turned 91 on Wednesday, had to be appointed to the board instead of young people.

During his tenure, President Uhuru Kenyatta said his government will ensure that he tackles youth unemployment.

Uhuru said the government has established a number of initiatives to nurture and build an entrepreneurial culture among the youth.

This includes the Sh6 billion Youth Enterprise Fund, which has so far benefited more than 2,000 youth enterprises and trained more than 200,000 entrepreneurs.

Mageshad wrote on Instagram: Acha za ovyo prezo. Usicheze na Wakenya. Just go ahead and appoint Kibaki and Moi to complete the equation then.

“Awori is 91 years old. He is making a comeback to public service as a board member while his 94-year-old counterpart in Kabarak is enjoying his retirement and pension with peace,” @ItsMutai said.

He added: “Something is fundamentally wrong in this country. Who really advices leaders in this country?”

“Awori, born in 1928, appointed to Sports Fund. Nothing against Uncle Moody, but do they want him to die in a public office so that he can receive a state-funded funeral?” @SaddiqueShaban

@scentor said: “19-year-old teenager former VP Moody Awori appointed board member of Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund. The young idealistic people truly have a place in our beloved government.”

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“‏When a Moody Awori trends you fear the worst. When you realise it isn’t what you first feared, the shock departs temporarily only to be replaced by more shock and sadness,” @cirasvoice said.

He added: “Initially for the loss of a great man and later for the loss of direction of dear country.”

“Awori now being given a state job when we have young energetic lads that can do the job….91 yrs for Gods sake..Then you’ll here some idiot somewhere saying that the government is empowering the youths,” @ItsKubasu said.

@NjeriwaKamau3 said: “Even a young Moody Awori wouldn’t be fit for the appointment. The guy has zero experience in sports. Uhuru is impermeable to basic common sense and logic.”

“No hate to uncle Moody Awori but at that age? Is there no one else I mean 91 year old man should be retired, enjoying his pensions,” @Sam_Lulli said.

@RobertAlai said: “Moody Awori getting appointed on boards is a great insult to the youth of this country by @UKenyatta. How does someone support this? Methuselah.”

“Hey @UKenyatta this is really good work.  However I have no doubt that his Hon Moody Awori has some investments and if not, he has grand kids he can take care of. Stop recycling these fossils. What value can a 91-year-old add to Sports, Arts and Social Dvt in Kenya?” @Kvaati said.

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Another user asked Awori to decline the appointment and allow a young Kenyan to join the board.

“The most noble thing ex-VP Moody Awori can do is to decline the appointment,” @AlexMenjoh said.

He added: “Thousands of youths are jobless and can do a better job than him. His future is in the past and the best thing is for him to do is continue investing his billions to create employment for other youths.”

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There’s a good chance your tin of coffee contains ground-up cockroaches



Some people can’t start a day without a coffee – and a lot of people might change their coffee habit for good after this.

For most of us who can’t afford a coffee shop-like monster machine to use whole beans, we often reach for big tins and jars of pre-ground beans to keep going for a couple of weeks at least.

A few people oddly develop an allergic reaction to this widely consumed type of coffee. Sucks for them but innocent enough, right?

Wrong. The reason why they start to experience this allergy will make your skin crawl.

That’s because if you’re drinking coffee made from pre-ground beans, there’s also a pretty high chance you’re swigging down ground-up cockroaches.

University of Montana biology professor Douglas Emlen first spilled the beans on the gross finding in a 2009 interview about his research into dung beetles, as reported by .

Dr Emlen described how, as a student, he drove across the country with his professor who was ‘fiercely addicted to caffeine’ and often made them drive up to 45 minutes off route to find somewhere that served whole bean fresh ground coffee.

“I remember giving him a really hard time because we were wasting a lot of travel time trying to feed his addiction because he needed a coffee every couple of hours,” said Dr Emlen.

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“And he finally explained to me he had to drink only whole bean fresh ground coffee — and it was because of cockroaches.”

After years of teaching entomology, the study of insects and their relationships with humans, the professor became badly allergic to cockroaches from handling them so often.

He couldn’t touch a cockroach without getting a reaction and suffered similarly when he drank coffee made from pre-ground beans.

When the professor looked into it he found pre-ground coffee is all processed from huge stockpiles that get infested with cockroaches.

He explained that little can be done to filter out the creatures, so they all get ground up along with the beans. Feeling ill yet? Here’s a little more.

Dr Emlen said at the time US defect standards allowed coffee beans to contain as much as 10 percent’ insect filth and insects’.


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Boda boda criminal gang giving residents of Kahawa Wendani sleepless nights



Residents of Kahawa Wendani estate are slowly losing the trust they have had with boda boda operators following a series of robberies that involve the riders.

For the last two weeks, area residents have experienced an upsurge in crime and are now asking the police to step up and stop the spate of muggings that has hit the area.


Mr Jairus Kipkorir, who lives in the area, says last weekend he witnessed two men on a boda boda snatching a phone from a woman and then speeding off.

“They did it so fast and before the woman could do anything they had already disappeared,” Kipkorir told Nairobi News.

Such incidents have become common in recent times in the area, according to the residents.

Another area resident, Ishmael Makau, narrated to Nairobi News how on Thursday last week, two men on a motorbike snatched a handbag from another woman just a few meters from the Kahawa bus terminus.

“Some people saw the incident attempted to give chase but the thugs somehow managed to escape,” he said.

Lucky Summer residents have also raised similar concerns over a gang that is unleashing terror on them at night.


On Sunday night, a woman who was walking from Baba Dogo estate, was accosted, attacked and robbed by two men as members of the public watched in dismay.

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Ms Tabitha Karungu said that her attackers wrestled her to the ground and stole and made away with her handbag.

“The number of touts famously known as Makanga is high in this estate. Something should be done about it,” she said.

She also narrated how on Sunday she saw touts beating up a man because he vomited in a bus.

“The man looked sick and we were forced to intervene and stop the touts from beating him up,” she said.

Nairobi News

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WATCH: Mariga struggles to answer questions from journalists



McDonald Mariga appears to be encountering challenges in his bid to transition from a star footballer to a politician.

On Sunday, the former Harambee Stars player appeared to struggle to respond to questions from journalists while on the campaign trail.

Mariga had organised a football tournament involving the local teams and took that opportunity to push for his sports agenda in the event he is elected to office to succeed the late Ken Okoth on November 7.

It took the intervention of Langata lawmaker Nixon Korir to help the former Inter Milan midfielder to respond to a question from NTV journalist Seth Olale on live TV.

Seth Olale: Mariga, it is just three weeks to the by-election, so far, in terms of your strategy, is it working for you? And in terms of some of the issues raised by your campaign team in terms of security, have they been addressed? And so far how is the ground in Kibra?

Mariga (responds in Swahili): Ground iko poa but today ilikuwa mambo ya sports sitaki kuongelea mambo mingi. Nataka tulaunch sports Kibra, na tu-nurture talents. (The ground is okay, but we are focusing on sports today, my aim is to nurture talent).

At this point Koriri interjects and continues answering the question, despite indications from the journalists present that Mariga should field the questions.

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Korir: Generally, we are doing well… you know where the violence is coming from. We are not a violent group. You can see right now all the players that are playing today are from different political parties but we’ve been unified today by football.

ODM’s Bernard ‘Imran’ Okoth, Eluid Owalo of ANC and Khamisi Butichi of Ford-Kenya alongside Mariga considered front runners in the Kibra race which has attracted a total of 26 contestants.

by Nairobi News

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