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Court saves Marble Arch Hotel from demolition by Sonko

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Court has barred the Nairobi County government from demolishing the Marble Arch Hotel located along Lagos Road, Nairobi.

Governor Mike Sonko had threatened to bring down the hotel, owned by businessman Mike Maina who is believed to have been responsible for the Nyama Villa Estate demolitions.

On Monday however, Justice Samson Okong’o of the Environment and Land Court issued temporary orders blocking the county from bringing down the hotel.

He further directed that directed the Officer Commanding Central Police Station Nairobi to provide protection to the business premises and ensure its not interfered with.

The hotel management had been issued with a 14 day notice demanding that they vacate the premises.

Maina and Sonko were involved in a heated exchange where the latter accused the businessman of using a fake title deed.

An irate county boss ordered for the demolition of toilets belonging to Maina right opposite the hotel.

The structures he said sat on land belonging to the county fire station.

The government has since suspended the demolition of structures countrywide.

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Sankok likens DP Ruto to biblical Samson after fierce BBI speech 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Nominated Jubilee party Member of Parliament David ole Sankok on Tuesday 27 October 2020 praised Deputy President William Ruto for standing his ground and outshining his opponents during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.

The MP who represents people living with disabilities threw shade at William Ruto’s opponents pointing that the DP’s camp had scored an away goal.

He laughed off at their efforts to pay for live streams in all media houses, professional hecklers, transportation for goons from all quarters, coaching of sycophantic speakers only William Ruto to remain unfazed and drive his point home.

“We scored an away goal. How does it feel if you pay for; live stream in all media houses, professional hecklers, transportation for goons from all quarters, coaching of sycophantic speakers…only for your worst enemy to steal the show, become the talk of the town, and worse still drives his point home politely, smoothly, firmly and deeply like falling snow?,” he said.

He went on to urge William Ruto’s rivals to continue fighting him but he will always remain undefeated.

He went on to compare how he was shouted at while delivering his speech to how the biblical Samson defeated Palestinians.

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He added that William Ruto’s allies were proud of their “fifth” President.

“I know it pains but you must persevere because from today henceforth that will be your feelings. We are proud of our “fifth president”.

“It was a one-man army like Samson defeating 500 Palestinians; Ruto defeated not only the snake but also the gentiles. With God everything is possible,” he said.

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Waititu ordered to present himself to KNH after skipping court sessions 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu has received a directive from a Nairobi court to present himself at Kenyatta National Hospital.

This follows his lawyers’ sentiments claiming that the accused was ailing.

As per the prosecution’s request, the magistrate allowed Waititu to be checked by three doctors appointed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board (KMPDB). The doctors will afterwards present their report in court.

This comes after reports that the former Kiambu county boss tested positive for the dreaded covid-19 virus.

According to his lawyers, he was admitted at a health facility in Huruma where he was recuperating, which led to the adjournment of a graft case against him.

Although the defence team led by John Sakwa argued that a medical examination on Waititu would infringe on his privacy rights, the state counsel stated otherwise.

The magistrates has directed that a sealed medical report regarding Waititu’s health be presented to him within seven days.

Further, the magistrate ordered Waititu to avail himself in court for the hearing of the Ksh 588 million graft charges against him.

The corruption case that also involves Waititu’s wife Susan Wangari Ndungu failed to kick off on Monday for the third time.

READ ALSO:   Sonko freed on bail

This was after the court received information that the former governor was hospitalised.

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Veteran Vioja Mahakamani actor Mzee Makanyanga passes on

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Comedian Mohamed Tajiri popularly also known as Mzee Makanyanga has passed away at his Majengo, Pumwani home.

The news has been announced by Ken Waudo the chairman of Comedians In Kenya Society.

Comedian Mohamed Tajiri popularly also known as Mzee Makanyanga has passed away at his Majengo, Pumwani home.

The news has been announced by Ken Waudo the chairman of Comedians In Kenya Society.

He told Mpasho in a statement, “As #ComediansKE Society we would like to wish Mzee Makanyanga’s soul to rest in eternal peace. We celebrate him and his moments with us during his lifetime.”

He added,

“Arrangements are underway to inter his body tomorrow at 1pm at the Kariakor Muslim Cemetery.”

Mzee Makanyaga was born 1935 at Pangani, Nairobi was a veteran actor and comedian having acted in KBC/VOK programmes such as Zuberi, Chipukizi, Darubini, Vioja Mahakamani and Vitimbi.

He was 85 years old.

by Mpasho.co.ke

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