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Uhuru’s brother Muhoho Kenyatta attends memorial for Raila Odinga’s father Jaramogi

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President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to grace the modest ceremony in Bondo ahead of a major one to be held in Kisumu next Month.

The family of Kenya’s first vice president Jaramogi Oginga Odinga on Sunday commemorated 25 years since his death on January 20, 1994.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s brother, Muhoho, has graced the ceremony which was set to be a modest affair since an elaborate one will be held next month in Kisumu.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to grace the ceremony in Bondo ahead of the major event set to be held in Kisumu next Month, according to family spokesperson and EALA MP Dr Oburu Oginga.

Today, President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the son of late doyen of opposition politics are expected to lead other guests and family members for a prayer service at Nyamira ACK Church in Bondo before proceeding to the Jaramogi mausoleum to lay a wreath.

President Kenyatta returns barely a day after he attended the funeral of former Youth Development Fund chairman Bruce Odhiambo’s burial in Muhoroni on Saturday.

Mr Odinga and CS Raphael Tuju are already at the Nyamira ACK Church.

The major annual event which is usually hosted by family and graced by prominent persons, friends and supporters was postponed to February after Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o who is one of the organizers, fell ill.

The memorial as has been tradition is usually held on January 20 in Bondo Siaya County, home of the first Vice President of Kenya.

This time round, the family said it will be held in Kisumu to mark “quarter century” since his demise on January 20, 1994.

Yesterday, family spokesperson Dr Oburu Oginga stated the major ceremony was postponed to allow Prof Nyong’o who was taken ill last week, recuperate before plans continue.

“Given that the Governor was sick and the month also seemed squeezed for us, and because of the tight schedule, we decided to postpone the event to next month,” said Dr Oginga.

The Kisumu County boss was airlifted to Nairobi for what doctors at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu termed as ‘conclusive tests’.

Prof Nyong’o fell ill during the installation ceremony of catholic archbishop Philip Anyolo and was rushed to the hospital where he remained admitted.

The doctors stabilized and monitored him and later, his communication secretary said he had been diagnosed with low blood pressure and put on bed rest.

The governor is regarded as a key player in the organization of the event, according to Dr Oginga who confirmed to the Nation that plans are now in top gear urging the public to turn up for the fete on the day that they will be announcing later.

“This is the first event of its kind that we are hosting outside Bondo. We want people to turn up for this ceremony,” said Dr Oginga.

He added that the two-day event is expected to attract visitors from outside the country as well.

“The public lecture has attracted scholars, leaders, students and the general public who are all welcomed to the event,” said the EALA MP.

According to program, the February memorial will start with a morning Prayer at St Peters Cathedral in Kisumu and later a public lecture at Tom Mboya Labor College before a gathering at the Jomo Kenyatta sportsground.

The late Jaramogi’s memorial is usually conducted together with that of his grandson Fidel Odinga, who died on January 4, 2015.

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How drunk woman paid staggering Sh36,000 on Uber

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A drunk graduate had to cough up a staggering Sh36000 after forgetting to change her home address on Uber – and ordering a cab more than 300 miles in the wrong direction.

Helen Dryden, 25, enjoyed a boozy day out in Shoreditch, east London, with friends and ordered a cab to take her home afterwards.

She had hoped it would take her to Guildford, Surrey, but she forgot her Uber home setting was set to her previous address in Newcastle, 303 miles northeast.

And the bungling Newcastle University graduate fell asleep in the back of the cab and when she woke up an hour later she was 60 miles north – near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

The driver did a U-turn and eventually took Helen to Guildford, a journey which cost the woman Sh36,000.

“I couldn’t believe it. The whole day ended up costing me about Sh52,000,” she said.

“I feel so embarrassed. I was a bit too drunk and just fell asleep. I was devastated when I woke up. I feel really stupid and completely ridiculous.”I got too drunk. I’m supposed to be getting more responsible as I get older but it’s not happening so far.”

Helen had been drinking with two friends in Shoreditch and missed her last train home.Her only option – other than shelling out more than Sh13,000 for a hotel room – was to order an Uber for the 30-mile trip to Guildford for Sh10,000.She added:

“I fell asleep as soon as I got in the taxi. I woke up at Milton Keynes and I couldn’t believe it.”I thought I said I wanted to go to Guildford when I got in. But I can’t remember what his reply was.”He woke me up and said ‘are you sure you want to go to Newcastle?'”I said ‘what, no! Why would I want to go to Newcastle?’

I ended up getting home at about 4am.

“I take responsibility for it because I got too drunk. It’s the first time I’ve ever done something like this. I’m devastated by it. It’s too much money to comprehend.”To add insult to injury, Helen says she still hasn’t paid the bill because the card she paid on has insufficient funds.

The payment will be processed on pay day at the end of the month.Incredibly, Helen went out again on Saturday night and ordered an Uber home.

This time Helen made sure she asked to be taken home.An Uber spokeswoman said: “We are currently looking into this issue.”

source:the mirror

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Suspect behind car theft syndicate arrested in Umoja, two cars recovered

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Flying Squad detectives have arrested a suspect believed to be behind a car theft syndicate in Nairobi.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspect, Duncan Ochieng Ouso, was arrested in an apartment in Nairobi’s Umoja Estate on Friday.

Two motor vehicles – a Toyota Premio and a Toyota Wish – were recovered during the arrest. The recovered vehicles are believed to have been stolen.

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The DCI have said the suspect is notorious for receiving stolen vehicles and repainting them. The suspect is set to be arraigned and charged in court on Tuesday.

Last week, police in Nairobi were trying to uncover the identity of car thieves who have been stealing car parts and abandoning the shells in desolate locations in the outskirts of the city.

The police suspect that the stolen car parts and accessories eventually end up in garages where other motorists purchase them without knowing their origin.

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Uhuru laughs uncontrollably as he mimics Gov Lunyangapuo’s “Kijana Mfupi Round” Remarks

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday imitated West Pokot Governor John Lunyangapuo‘s remarks where he described a local politician as “Kijana mfupi round meaning a short person with a round figure.

President Kenyatta met the governor during a visit to former President Daniel Moi‘s Kabarak home to deliver his condolence message following the death of Jonathan Moi.

The video shows Uhuru repeating Lonyangapuo’s statement as he gestures to illustrate a protruding belly.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Senator Gideon Moi and Governor John Lonyangapuo at Kabarak on 22/04/19

The two then burst into laughter and proceed to shake hands.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo at Kabarak on 22/04/19

The action provided much needed comic relief to the mourners who had gone to console Mzee Moi.

In the governor’s clip that went viral, the Lonyangapuo was clearly agitated by a man who was causing trouble for him.

Dennis Ruto, the man believed to have been the target of the joke, explained that at first when he heard the county head’s sentiments, he felt bad.

“At first I actually felt bad because that was body shaming that is criminal [sic] . But at the end of the day, I laughed it off,” he told Nation.

“I had raised the issue of the deputy governor who had been sworn in and had gone to the United States and why he is earning public funds and not delivering services” Ruto added.

Dennis disclosed that he had embraced the name Mulmulwas (something that is round like a ball) and even formed a movement with the same name.
Watch the video of Uhuru imitating Governor Lonyngapuo’s remarks below.

SOURCE-Kenyans.co.ke

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