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CS Amina Mohamed orders school to re-admit Rastafarian Girl

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Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Thursday,directed that a rastafarian girl, Makeda Ndinda, suspended from Olympic High school over dreadlocks, be re-admitted.

According to media reports, the CS made the decision explaining that the girl was entitled to an education.

She further referenced to a court ruling that had allowed Muslim students to attend schools with hijabs and scarves since it was their religion’s requirement.

Members of the Rastafarian religion appear in court

Olympic High School sent the girl away claiming that it would only admit her if she shaved her dreadlocks.

The school’s decision, however, did not sit well with her father who then pressed charges stating that the dreadlocks represented their religion.

The father, John Mwenda, through his lawyer, Shadrack Wambui, accused the school of denying the girl her right to education hence fostering discrimination.

The case caught the eye of former presidential aspirant Ekuru Aukot who claimed that by the school’s action, it had discriminated against the student.

“I do not understand why a public institution would discriminate against a child. There are Akorinos, Sikhs and Muslims who are allowed in school,” stated Aukot.

Mwenda is seeking for her daughter to be compensated over the violation.

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Former presidential aspirant Ekuru Aukot and the Student Makeda Ndinda

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VIDEO: How rogue tailor turned Abel Mutua into a waiter on his wedding day

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The last thing you want is to look forward to that day you will tie the knot, the day you will walk the isle or see your better half walk the isle, only for things to go haywire.

Whether it is your cake well baked and designed to your taste, whether it is the bridal gown or the groom´s suit, whether it is your event organizers taking care of every little detail.

Everything just needs to be perfect for you to enjoy your day!

However, many have fallen into the traps of con-artists out to squeeze money from you for either lower quality product or for nothing in return.

Now Kenyan production mogul and actor, Abel Mutua faced a similar scenario for his young wedding.

Abel Mutua

Rogue tailor

Through his YouTube channel Young & Stupid Ep8, the former Tahidi High actor recalled how we sought designer services from La Giacca, a brand with an Italian name meaning ´The Jacket´.

His first contact with the tailor gave him an impressive perception of the brand and he did not doubt one bit!

He told me that the lapel fabric on my blazer would be imported and the whole outfit would only cost KSh 60,000. I thought the price was fair because at a high-end shop, it would have cost KSh 300,000 and above.

Best friends and celebrated actors, Abel Mutua (right) with Philip Karanja (left)

Up-front, Abel paid the amount in full because of how much trusted the tailor.

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His measurements were taken with a clean fit of the trends of that time. 3 weeks down the line and waiting, Abel was still confident with his tailor.

A month later, the tailor called and told him everything was done and even ready for wear but there was one thing he needed to work on, to complete the look.

The suit is ready to wear but there is a small piece of material that I haven´t received, give me one week to complete.

Kenyan actor, Abel Mutua

One week lapsed and his friends started growing doubts about the tailor but the young actor calmed them down.

The tailor however requested for another week, yet the actual wedding was just two weeks away.

He brought me another suit which he claimed had the same measurement and any adjustments would then be done on the actual outfit.

The tailor convinced him that in a few, he would bring back the complete suit, with every detail in place.

Turmoil

The TV personality never heard from his tailor until the eve of his wedding. The tailor came with the suit that allegedly was made of imported material but Abel could clearly tell it was locally made.

Abel Mutua

The tailor asked to go back with suit, to have it dry cleaned and pressed, ready for his big day. Promising to drop the suit by 4am the following morning – his wedding day.

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6:30 am, Abel´s alarm went on but on inquiring from his groom team about any parcel that might have been dropped early morning, the response was ´no´.

They rang the tailor´s phone but his phone was not going through. They kept their hopes high and waited for about 7:00 am to call back.

One hour later, phone still not going through. The actor started getting uneasy that he might disappoint his bride but he never told her of the happenings.

Abel Mutua with his wife

9:30, he was getting late to get to church that was set for 10:00 am.

Quickly, the groom and his team agreed on a common theme and then borrowed friends and neighbors something to substitute because time was not on their side.

We went to church and immediately the bride walked in, she was shocked at our outfits. We were dressed in black and white like waiters. She could not tell the groom from the waiter. The wedding started and we proceeded to the reception.

Abel Mutua´s wedding reception

Soon after the newly weds made their vows and already done with the reception, Abel´s phone rang and it was a notification that the tailor´s phone had now been switched on.

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It rang again and an unknown caller told him:

Your suit has been dropped off at your apartment.

Abel dressed in the new suit for his reception.

Abel Mutua with his wife

Since then:

I never heard from the tailor ever again. No apology, no remorse. From that day I learnt my lesson the hard way.

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Ben Githae opens up about marital issues that almost left him depressed

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Gospel singer Ben Githae did not have it easy in 2019. This is after his alleged side chick exposed him for neglecting their twin daughters.

According to the baby mama identified as Rose Wanjiru; the singer had been neglecting his responsibilities as a dad. She went on t0 add that the singer had even been threatening of killing her; after she refused to have an arbortion when the pregnancy was still young.

The serious allegations left Ben Githae ready to share his side of the story; but when you cheat on your wife of 18 years, how do you explain yourself?

Ben Githae (left) with his baby mama and Twins

Ben Githae speaks

Addressing this issue, singer Githae denied all the stories shared by his baby mama. He went on to claim that everything said was a lie aimed at making him look bad. According to him, he has been supporting his girls and has not reason to abandon them;

Contrary to what Wanjiru says, I have constantly featured in the lives of our girls. I have always taken care of them.
I have been taking all the responsibilities. I have been paying the house rent for her, doing everything for her. This woman is out to tarnish my name.

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Became a Laughing stock

After his affair with Rose went public; Githae says life changed as he became a topic of discussion among his friends. He went on to add that some would even remind him of the mistakes he did.

Ben Githae’s other family

But after seeing what depression had done to a few celebrities and pastors he knew; Githae recollected himself and decided to work on becoming a better person. This is because he was not ready to kill himself over mistakes that had already occured.

“It is deeply eating them in the present. Sh*t happens as it happened to me a few years ago and was exposed early last year. I became a laughing stock but I refused to die. I remained strong. I refused depression. I prayed for forgiveness from family, friends and the public. Most forgave me but a few keep reminding me of that bitter past,”

In conclusion Ben Githae said;

Believe the report of the Lord for He is a God of a second chance. Be resilient.”

 

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Anxiety high over Uhuru speech

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If there was a day Kenyans have recently looked forward to, it is today. This is the day the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the country to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus is supposed to end after President Uhuru Kenyatta extended it for 21 days last month.

But recent statements by senior government officials have tended to dampen the expectations of a majority of Kenyans, with some resigning to the possibility of the perpetuation of the status quo or a new order with just slight changes.

Friday, Cabinet secretaries seemed to be managing the people’s high expectations, with hints that a wholesome opening of the economy could lead to a spike in Covid-19 cases and put the vulnerable members – such as old parents – at risk when they host their kin from the cities.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha Friday hinted that schools will not be opened any time soon.

“The ministry will advise the level of preparedness that will be required of all stakeholders involved in the running of schools and teacher training institutions,” he said.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho earlier in the week said the government was considering a phased easing of the Covid-19 restrictions to help people to generate incomes.

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He said Kenyans should not expect a sudden return of normalcy.

President Kenyatta has also been facing pressure from religious leaders to open places of worship. Religious organisations have formally written to him asking for a review of the measures and promising to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and his Health counterpart Mutahi Kagwe met with religious leaders ahead of the handover of the report from the National Coordination Committee on Coronavirus to discuss how to proceed with religious activities in the event the government agrees to relax some of its guidelines.

Dr Matiang’i said the contents of the report will be communicated by the President.

Mr Kagwe urged religious leaders to assist in effecting home-based quarantine, a measure that the government is advocating as it moves to ease the Covid-19 restrictions.

Kenyans took to social media to express their optimism – and pessimism – about today’s speech by the President.

From making merry at entertainment joints to travel and reuniting with loved ones and lovers, expectations were so high that the hashtag #June6th was the number one trending topic locally on Twitter.

Tweeters filed their wishlists, a majority of which were hilarious.

Yet others just wanted the economy to be opened up.

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