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Former Kenyatta University VC Olive Mugenda’s husband is dead

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Professor Abel Gitau Mugenda, husband of former Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor Olive Mugenda died yesterday after a short illness.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has eulogised him as a distinguished scholar who made significant contributions to education.

Prof Mugenda died  after a short illness, according to a statement released on Sunday afternoon by the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).

In the statement, President Kenyatta noted the professor was also a researcher whose work has had great bearing on education and training in Kenya.

He also pointed out that Mr Mugenda authored and published several books and research, which will help grow the education sector for years to come.

“He was one of Kenya’s academic and research giants, who will be remembered for many years to come for his outstanding work,” said the president.

The president cited one of Prof Mugenda’s books titled Social Science Research: Theory and Principles, which he described as a valuable guide to research in Africa and the developing world.

Mr Kenyatta also described Prof Mugenda as a true patriot who committed himself to serving the country through his skills, knowledge and talent, despite his great achievements and exposure to opportunities outside Kenya.

“Prof Mugenda imparted great knowledge on research methods to our young people, not only through teaching, but also through his published works. We will forever be indebted to this great scholar,” he said.,

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Prof Mugenda worked with the United Nations and several International non-governmental organisations as a researcher and a monitoring and evaluation specialist.

He also lectured in the areas of research methods, monitoring and evaluation and statistics at the University of Nairobi, Iowa State University, Kenya Methodist University and United States International University-Africa.

Mr Mugenda authored several books in research methods, including Qualitative Research Methods and Social Science Research: Theory and Principles.

His widow is a currently a member of the Judicial Service Commission.

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Uhuru, Ruto on lunch date a day after controversial appointment of Matiang’i

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, on Wednesday, shut down dispute rumours with a lunch date in Mombasa.

Uhuru hosted Ruto for a Swahili lunch merely a day after he re-organized his cabinet seemingly trimming down responsibilities for his deputy.

The meeting was reportedly a closed door one in which the two intended to discuss the President’s recent appointments that sparked talks all across the country.

On Tuesday, Uhuru appointed Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i as the new chairman for National Development Implementation Technical Committee.

 

Matiang’i, a brash go-getter, was tasked with supervising all state projects including the all-important Big 4 Agenda.

As the Chairperson, Matiang’i will also answer directly to President Uhuru.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mombasa residents shortly after the meeting

This prompted several leaders to react to the changes including Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, a close ally of Ruto, who sarcastically congratulated Uhuru on his move.

 

 

“Congratulations to President Uhuru for the Exec Order 1 of 2019 and to my friends CSs Matiang’i and Henry Rotich for the additional responsibilities.

“We look forward to a more co-ordinated service delivery and greater accountability to the people of Kenya. God bless you William Ruto,” posted Murkomen.

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PHOTOS: Ruto lunch date with Uhuru after cabinet shakeup

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted Deputy President William Ruto for a Swahili lunch date in Mombasa.

This is a day after announcing a cabinet re-organization that diluted the influence of Mr Ruto.

The president had on Tuesday issued Executive Order No 1 2019 that named Interior Secretary Fred Matiang’i as chairman of the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee.

Dr Matiang’i’s  super role of providing ‘supervisory leadership” in national government programmes and projects has been seen as the president’s effort to remove his deputy from the inspection and management of key government projects.

Deputy President William Ruto is driven away after his lunch date with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to his supporters after having lunch at Barka restaurant in Mombasa

 

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to his supporters after having lunch at Barka restaurant in Mombasa

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Massive jigger infestation turns widow’s life into hell

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Jelia Makomba, an 80-year-old granny who was once a strong woman who could run her errands unhindered is battling a massive jigger infestation on her feet that has grounded her.

According to her elder son James Abina Kabinga, the family has given up, deeming her problem mysterious and incurable.

Makomba who comes hails from Bochiroche village, North Mugirango in Nyamira county, is currently at Nyamira County Referral Hospital where she was dumped by well-wishers,

Villager Joel Ondieki says the community disowned the octogenarian and no one wanted to be associated with her.

Nyamira Level Five Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Samuel Ombati confirms Makomba’s condition which was caused by jigger infestation is manageable.

 

Area County Health executive Douglas Bosire says about 2,000 homesteads are affected by the parasites.

Source: People Daily

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