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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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NTSA boss singles out Subaru boys over spike in road accidents 




The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has put Subaru drivers on notice after the spike in road accidents in the country.

Speaking on Wednesday the 28th of October 2020 during the launch of National Safe Roads Programme in Upperhill, George Njao, NTSA Director-General, noted that young people caused the most road accidents in the country.

Njao further explained that young people after graduation always want fast cars like Subarus. Consequently, he revealed the NTSA would closely work with universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Traning (TVET) institutions to curb the accidents.

“We have got the youth community. we would like to work with the tvet and the universities. Those who are graduating from the university, what is the first thing a student does with his second salary?

“They buy a car. If you look at the number of fatalities that we have had, it is in the youth category of new cars, the Subarus. These new cars that our young people are driving are causing a problem for us,” Njao said.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i also noted that most road accidents involved youth who are in their prime years, further affecting the economy.

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The CS also urged elders to mentor young people to be responsible as it is the only way the country can curb road accidents.

According to a recent NTSA report, the country has recorded a 1.3% increase in road fatalities with 2,689 deaths this year from 1st of January to the 30th of September compared to 2,655 deaths last year.

However, a section of Kenyans felt that Njao was out of context seeing most young graduates can’t afford Subarus.

The netizens further noted that other cars such as Probox cause more accidents than Subarus.

However, Subaru drivers have numerously been under fire for their speed driving, hooting and overlapping while on the roads.

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The ocean is my moneymaker



For Mohammed Abbas, a fire was sparked as a child when he would accompany his father, a sailor, on his trips on the Indian Ocean. This boating hobby he started at 10 years old has now turned into a full-blown investment.

“I would go fishing with my father when I was a small boy at the creeks in Mtwapa and many other spots. I also learnt fishing from practising and hanging out wiht different fishermen. I started sport fishing as a hobby and soon after, I started getting inquiries from friends interested to try it out, because they were interested in water sports activities. At first we would pool resources and go out into the sea just for fun, until last year when I decided to venture into it as a business,” he shares.

Recreational fishing, also called sport fishing, is fishing for pleasure or competition rather than for survival.

While Mohammed’s first boat was a small fibreglass canoe 15 ft, five years ago, he bought the Tiara SST 31 Fishing Boat for offshore sport fishing, powered by two Turbo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 Knots. Among the reasons he selected this boat is that it comes with many strong features that make it the best for sport fishing, including a GPS Tracker, VHF Radio, Toilet, Ice boxes [so clients could be served soft drinks), rods, reels and tackles amongst others. .

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Besides monetary reasons, Mohammed ventured into boating and sport fishing out of an urge to show more people the sea life.

“There is so much to explore and we are happy to take people to it. It is also a prideful activity because we don’t have it anywhere else in Kenya, and we are lucky that as beneficiaries of the Indian Ocean, there are very many species of fish and other life to see. We have the big five catches [which include; the blue Marlin, Stripe Marlin, Black Marlin, Sail Fish and Broadbill), the Wahoo, Dorado, YellowFin Tuna and Kingfish. We tag and release the big five. We allow customers to take the pelagic fish home or it is served to them as the catch of the day if they are residents at the hotel,” he adds.

He also got into this business to create employment opportunities in the tourism industry, with the aim of making Diani the watersport hub. He has created employment for over nine people, who are all well trained in deep sea fishing, jet ski, wind surfing, kite surfing, kayaking and other motorised sports.

Being in this line of work is fun and pays off as it has been embraced both by international and local tourists. But also is not left without its own challenges, the biggest being non-licensed operators.

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“While safety is the most critical part of the sporting activities, unlicensed corporates do not adhere to many safety regulations. They are not a competition as such, but a threat to the business because once something goes wrong, then all the practising companies are categorised under one and we have to carry the blame and sometimes even at threat of being shut down. For instance, sometime back, there used to be skydiving in Diani, until there was an accident and someone died and the activity was completely banned here. Not only for the “unlicensed business owner” but for all of us,” he explains.

Despite presence of many boards in boating activities, the director shares that the government has not been doing much to get rid of unlicensed operators from the sea.

Just like many other businesses, Mohammed’s company has also been faced with Covid-19 challenges. However, unlike many businesses that were letting go of some staff, Mohammed could not lay off his staff because all of them depend on the activities for their income. Forced to take a loan to make ends meet and ensure that his staff are catered for, Mohammed is requesting for the government’s intervention to help businesses get back on their feet.

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While business has been highly dependent on international tourists, he is pleased that more local tourists are starting to embrace big game fishing and encouraging more people to experience and make memories. The boat can carry a maximum of six people, excluding the boat crew, and can go up to 48km on the sea. While the rates are not constant, the average rate is Sh16,000 for the day, which is negotiable. Also since the boat is located at Baobab Hotel, you could get your catch prepared for lunch at the hotel.


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PHOTOS: Actress Shiro from Aunty boss steps out in bikini



Shiro aka Nyce Wanjeri has lately been reaching out to her fans through her YouTube show; especially now that the Local TV series came to an end.

Just like the rest of the cast, Shiro has been trying to remain relevant in the entertainment industry; and this means keeping up with what fans want or rather would like to see.

When everyone else was sharing their bikini photos online the actress chose to hold back as she awaited to drop bomb bikini photos that have left tongues wagging on social media.

Aunty boss aka Nyce Wanjeri

Judging from the photos shared on her page just recently; we can all agree that the lady has the perfect body for tiny bikinis; and for this reason we cannot blame her thirsty fans for wanting to see more of these pictures.

Nyce Wanjeri

Silprosa’s bikini photos

Nyce Wanjeri however joins the likes of former Aunty boss actress Silprosa who brought the internet to a stand still with her swimsuit photos.

Having the young lady parade her thick curves on social media was the beginning of her new journey on social media! Many of her fans went on to praise Silprosa for embracing her imperfect imperfections that brought nothing but the best out of her.

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And with these swimsuit photos, the actress ended landing a job with Akothee Safaris; something she never dreamt of even in her wildest dreams! Anyway, let’s just say that 2020 was Silprosa’s year!


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