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VIDEO: Drama as Uhuru drives away with Raila, breaking all known protocol

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A strange thing happened at Kisumu airport on Saturday when President Uhuru Kenyatta broke protocol and was driven without security to an undisclosed location in the company of Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga.

President Kenyatta was just about to depart Kisumu and was seeing off dignitaries who had lined up near official plane.

Among those on the line were Mr Odinga, who had arrived in a helicopter ahead of the President to receive and bid him goodbye, after the two attended Music Producer Bruce Odhiambo’s burial.

Mr Kenyatta arrived moments later, also in a helicopter, disembarked and briefly went to the VIP room as protocol officers lined up dignitaries to see him off.

When the President came out and greeted two people on the line, the third, Mr Odinga drew him aside after pausing as if he had forgotten something important.

The two then left hurriedly.

Unbeknown to the rest of the people, Mr Odinga had organised a meeting that the President was set to attend and forgot to inform him about it.

After the hushed briefing, the President left with Mr Odinga and the Kisumu Deputy Governor Matthew Owili.

Already, traffic officers who were manning and clearing the roads had already been dismissed and the President’s motorcade drove towards Kisumu’s central business district without escort vehicles.

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The road was not cleared for them and they faithfully manoeuvred their way through the traffic to the undisclosed location.

All the while, the President’s jet remained parked on the runway, its engine running.

SOURCE-nation.co.ke

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Twelve police officers dead, one injured after IED attack in Wajir

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Twelve police officers were killed in Wajir late Friday, when Al Shabaab terrorists planted an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) on the road.

A senior police officer in the region said the attack occurred on Saturday morning at Konton centre, and were pursuing attackers who raided the village late Friday and drove away with three police reservists.

“They appear to have planted explosives on the road because they knew they will be followed,” another officer said.

According to police sources, there were 13 officers in a Land Cruiser that ran over the landmine, twelve of whom died on the spot.

Capital FM News later learnt that a missing officer had been accounted for, settling earlier concerns that some officers may have been kidnapped by the attackers.

Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai however, put the number of police officers on board the patrol vehicle hit by an IED at 11.

A brief statement dispatched to media houses Saturday afternoon indicated that the officers were on a routine patrol of the Kenya-Somalia border between Khorof-Harar and Konton area in Wajir.

“I have dispatched additional resources including air surveillance capability to continue with the operation,” Mutyambai said.

Source:Capital FM

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Governor Sonko sues Star over HIV story

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has sued Radio Africa and a journalist over an article published in The Star newspaper titled how ‘HIV report helped Sonko out of Kamiti Maximum Prison.’

The article published on June 7 was based on a documented that indicated a court had shortened Sonko’s prison term by three months.

Sonko has however told the court that he has never contracted the HIV virus as published by the paper and has attached medical documents from both Nairobi Hospital and Nairobi women’s hospital.

Through his lawyer Cecil Miller, Sonko says his HIV status is confirmed by the two tests carried out by the institutions in 2011 and 2019 respectively.He avers Radio Africa has knowingly exposed him to embarrassment and public ridicule.Sonko said the contents of the publication painted him as an immoral person and someone infected with the HIV Virus.

The Governor further say the publication branded him a convicted criminal who should not trusted by any right-thinking members of the public and particularly my voters who elected him Governor.Sonko says Radio Africa chose to recklessly and maliciously publish false statements without caring to verify the truth and he has suffered damages.

According to the court documents, Radio Africa published the said article as a vehicle for character assassination without any regard to his rights.

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He is seeking general damages for libel and slander and any other relief court may deem fit to grant.Sonko accused the journalist who authored the story of being driven by malice, propaganda, bias and personal vendetta against him.Sonko had demanded an apology from The Star after the said publication or sue for damages.

Source:standard.co.ke

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UoN students develop App that helps out colleagues battling stress, STIs

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Twelve University of Nairobi students have developed a mobile app that help students to share information and seek counselling on issues they are struggling with.

The RADA App was developed in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

It also helps students get professional information on sexually transmitted infections and diseases.

Other features include reporting and seeking help while in an emergency or an abusive situation, getting career tips and dealing with peer pressure.

The app also has emergency numbers, a hotline feature that helps students locate the nearest ambulance and a Hall’s officer.

It has licensed by the University of Nairobi and other institutions can adopt it and customize it.

The developers hope it will help curb students drop out rate, depression, suicide, alcohol, drug abuse and HIV infections.

Vincent Robin, a Fourth Year political science student who among the 12 behind the idea explained how they developed it.

“When I joined the group, I was trained on codes and together with other students we joined ideas to form what we have now. I was in the content creators group and I have also been in charge of graphic content for the app,” he said.

Source:nairobinews

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