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Odinga’s beautiful message to Fidel four years on

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The family of Raila Odinga has paid a moving tribute to the ODM leader’s first born son, Fidel Odinga, on the day he passed on four years ago.

On Friday, the Odinga family used the occasion to remember the late Fidel who died on the morning of January 4, 2015 under unclear circumstances.

Here is what Mrs Ida Odinga shared on her social media pages as a special tribute to their son:

Today like many days is full of fond memories of you.

A loving son, a protective brother, a doting father and a loyal friend.

Today is always painful because once more it is a reminder that life is sometimes rough although we were blessed with years with you, our time together will never be enough.

For you were someone special who was thought so highly of and we will always remember you with affection, warmth and love.

Rest peacefully,

Fidel Castro Odhiambo Odinga

Fidel, the eldest son of Mr Odinga, was found dead on his bed and the cause of his death is yet to be made public.

The late Fidel Odinga

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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: See what Ruto and Uhuru did just a day 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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