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Our children and I used to call you a walking dictionary, Prof Olive Mugenda eulogizes husband

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An emotional memorial service for the late Abel Mugenda took place yesterday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church, Nairobi ahead of his burial today.

Olive Mugenda eulogized his late husband for 36 years as an honest and humble husband who never courted controversy.

“Our children and I used to call you a walking dictionary because of your intelligence and ability to cite facts on any topic of discussion even those outside your area of specialization, including medicine, law, international politics, history, philosophy and many other areas,” she said.

The judicial service commissioner expressed his vision of inspiring students and ensuring quality research that became entrenched in both universities and colleges.

“You also inspired many institutions to conduct monitoring and evaluation of their systems and processes to ensure that their targets were met,” she said.

Abel is survived with his wife and four children; Albert gitau, Chris nyoike, Angela wambui and Lynda wambui.

“I am grateful for the time God gave us with you. Your memory will always be in my heart,” his daughter Angela eulogized.

Various leaders were present to console with the family and friends including Chief Justice David Maraga, Cabinet Secretary for the Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Margaret kobia and clergies from the presbyterian church.

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Maraga said that he was an accomplished writer and a humble man whose humility and generosity touched many people.

“He was a well rounded person and tried in sporting activities like football and rugby. We join as a judiciary to mourn a great man,” he said.

Kenyatta university Chancellor Benson wairegi described the late as a great teacher and author who was committed in education and research.

“He was passionate in training and mentoring eminent and respected scholar in both local and international communities,” he said.

The family announced the 66 year-old professor died of a short illness. This was according to a statement that was released on Sunday, 6th January by the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).

However, there were reports indicating that he jumped to his death from the sixth floor of the four-star hotel in Nyeri town at 5am on Saturday January 5th.

He was a renowned consultant in the area of research, statistics, monitoring and evaluation.

He will be buried today at his rural home in Thogoto village, Kiambu county

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KCSE candidate loses two teeth in brutal attack by prefects

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A Form Four student at Mutindwa Day Mixed Secondary School in Tharaka-Nithi County lost two teeth in an alleged brutal attack by the school head boy and four of his friends.

Ian Karani, who is recuperating at PCEA Chogoria Mission Hospital where he was admitted on Wednesday last week, told the media that the prefect and his colleagues beat him up for walking out of the dining hall with food against the school regulations.

“The head boy approached me demanding to know why I taking my food outside the dining hall and before I explained he descended on me with blows before his four friends joined him,” Karani said.

Left lying

He said after a thorough beating he was left lying on the ground with blood oozing from mouth and the nose where he was picked by teachers and rushed to the hospital.

The students said teachers lied to the hospital that he had accidentally fallen and also demanded that he should not tell the truth to avoid the matter becoming a police case.

Mr Murithi Ndubi, Karani’s father, said when he got information on what had happened to his son, he rushed to the hospital and found him at the casualty room unconscious.

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He claimed that teachers have been intimidating his son forcing him to lie that he fell so as to protect the school reputation and avoid dragging the management into police cases.

“I want justice for my son because he suffered permanent injuries at the hands of prefects and teachers don’t want the truth to come out,” said Mr Ndubi.

Indiscipline case

School principal Mr Mugambi Mitambo agreed that the boy was beaten by the school head boy and four other Form Four boys and assured that he was handling the indiscipline case appropriately.

“Karani lost his teeth while fighting with the prefect and other four boys and I’m handling the matter as an indiscipline case,” said Mr Mitambo.

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Sonko compares his extended foreign tour to Trump’s trips abroad

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who has been ‘missing’ for almost two weeks now has compared his absence to that of United States President Donald Trump.

Even as he is being investigated in numerous corruption cases, Sonko has had the time to visit several countries abroad including Dubai, Italy, France and later in the week he will be visiting South Korea.

On Tuesday, through social media, Sonko explained why he has been away, stating that all the trips he has taken are good for the city.

“In the last week starting Monday 7th October, I have been out of the country on an official tour where I visited Europe (France) Montpellier, Copenhagen (Denmark) and Asia (South Korea) to attend key note events where other major cities of the world were represented by my counterparts,” Sonko wrote Facebook.

He compared the trips to those of Trump after he took over the Oval office.

“In 2017, US President Donald Trump made several foreign trips, one from 20th to 27th May (8 Days) where he visited a number of Middle East Countries and another in November 5th to 14th (10 Days) visiting Asia, the Korea Peninsula and China. In 2018, Trump went for several foreign trips with one lasting from June 7th to 16th (9 Days) in Europe,” he explained.

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He further said that as the governor he has also made several crucial official trips to represent Nairobi City around the world in the last two years.

This he explained is because he believes it is important for him get to interact with other world city leaders and get to see or learn what they are doing differently in their respective cities.

That aside, Sonko admitted that he has been enjoying every moment of his foreign trip.

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Nazizi exhilarated as son meets President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Last week marked eight decades since St Mary’s School, Nairobi was started and in honor of the fete, the school’s former and current students came together to celebrate.

Leading the ceremony was Saints alumni President Uhuru Kenyatta who stole the show when he turned up dressed in full school uniform.

Legendary Kenyan Hip hop artist Nazizi Hirji’s 9-year-old son Tafari Firoz who is a pupil at the institution had the privilege of meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta and sharing a cake-cutting session with him.

Tafari was among a select number of students chosen to participate in the event.

An elated Nazizi took to Instagram to share her proud mama moment with her online family.

“The president of my heart @tafari_firoz got to meet the President of Kenya yesterday. The celebration was #saintsat80 and yes @uhurukenyatta is an old Saints boy. Super proud mum,” she wrote.

Nazizi’s son with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Joining the president in celebration of the school’s 80th anniversary was Citizen TV news anchor Jeff Koinange, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and business mogul Jimi Wanjigi, also alumnus of Saints.

The president was pleased with the warm welcome he got from St Mary’s students and in turn extended an invite to the learners to visit the State House for a tour as he urged for the school’s improved infrastructure.

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“Let’s put up credible framework to marshal resources to assist the school in improving libraries and other infrastructure. Institutions’ histories are kept alive by people,” said the President.

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