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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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We were not happy anymore – Lilian Muli speaks on split from ex-husband

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Days after K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo opened up to her Instagram followers that she is happy that her ex-husband Dennis Okari has moved on, Lilian Muli has taken a cue.

Speaking to Kalekye Mumo, Muli disclosed that her relationship with ex-husband, Moses Njuguna Kanene, came to a slow, grinding halt and they had to go their separate ways.

The Citizen TV anchor narrated that though the relationship was bliss at first, it reached a point where she felt “strangulated.”

She added that they mutually agreed to part ways and still remain friends to date.

I was young, I was a small girl. That seems like a long time ago but it was pretty romantic. He was my friend, he remain my friend to date. He is an extremely romantic gentleman and so he guided me a lot along that process, it is what it is, things didn’t work out. He is a person I respect to date

We were not happy anymore, and we just got to a place where you know we were not friends anymore, and I felt strangulated, I just felt that the Lilian I knew was getting suffocated in this environment and we mutually opted it was not working. We agreed to go separate ways. It is easier that way, there is no unnecessary drama. Once you have a child with someone really that person is your life forever,” Muli told Kalyekye.

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PHOTOS: Langata MP Nixon Korir weds lover in exclusive ceremony

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A day after NTV anchor Dennis Okari exchanged vows with Naomi Joy in an invite-only ceremony along Kiambu Road, Saturday the 16th was Nixon Korir’s turn.

The Langata MP wedded his longtime lover Beryl Zoraima at an exclusive wedding held at the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi.

The event was graced by family and friends as well as the who’s who in the political and entertainment scene.

Take a look at photos from the ceremony below…

 

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Murder most foul: Woman denies killing her ‘mother’

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Suspect is accused of stabbing elderly woman 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach

Bernadette Njoki Gachinga, 33, was adopted by Esther Wangari Kanuri at the age of three months after being dumped by her biological mother.

But, on the evening of February 23, 2014, Ms Kanuri was brutally killed by unknown assailants at her home in Kihuyo village, Nyeri town. The slain civil servant’s body was found by her husband, Michael Kanuri, lying in a pool of blood in her adopted daughter’s bedroom.

Ms Njoki turned out to be the prime suspect in the murder. It is alleged that she attacked her foster mother while she was taking tea in her living room and stabbed her more than 15 times in the neck, chest and stomach. She allegedly later dragged the body to her bedroom, locked it from the outside and escaped to Nyeri town.

Ms Kanuri, who was suffering from arthritis, had just arrived home from a church service at Kihuyo Presbyterian Church of East Africa.

Although Ms Njoki has since denied killing her foster mother, the court found that she has a case to answer.

During her defence at the High Court in Nyeri on Thursday, Ms Njoki admitted hating her foster mother. The court was told she made Ms Kanuri’s life a living hell after discovering she was not her biological mother.

Justice Abigail Mshila heard that Ms Njoki was a wild and indisciplined girl since her days in high school and was addicted to drugs like bhang and alcohol.

While being cross-examined by State Counsel Emma Gicheha and lawyer Gitonga Muthee for the deceased’s family, Ms Njoki admitted that she became errant and defiant to her foster mother after completing primary school education in 2001.

“I discovered that she was not my biological parent after snooping into a cabinet in the house that was always locked. I was 14 years then and I told my brother that we are adopted children. I became confused and escaped from home for one month to look for my biological mother but I later returned,” Ms Njoki said.

She admitted harbouring a grudge against Ms Kanuri for reasons she did not disclose. She said she was not bitter although Ms Kanuri had not told her she was adopted.

Ms Njoki is accused of stabbing her foster mother to death following an altercation caused by her indiscipline. The disagreement allegedly arose after Ms Kanuri asked her why she had not reported to her workplace in Nyeri town where she was operating a fruits parlour.

The prosecution told the court Ms Njoki, while in high school, wrote a letter to her foster father telling him how she hated her foster mother.

“Remember I wrote to you an SMS telling you that I hate mum. I was angry. I wish I got to know my real mother,” reads the letter.

Source: Daily Nation

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