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Free school milk program returns to Kenya

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  • County First Ladies Association has formed a partnership with Non-communicable Disease Alliance that will see a program for free milk rolled out to school children.

    The initiation of the program will begin with a pilot phase that will focus on the counties of Garissa, Makueni and West Pokot.

    The program will then spread to cover other deserving areas as time goes by.

    Counties in arid and semi-arid regions are nonetheless the main targets of the program since the children therein are more vulnerable and likely to suffer from non-communicable diseases (NCD).

    The program will also focus on areas that are poverty stricken with children who are exposed to unbalanced diets.

    The move of the program was announced by the First Lady of Makueni County, Nazi Kibwana, who is also the Chairperson of the First Ladies Association.

    Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s wife, Nazi Kibwana, with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta

    Ms Kibwana indicated that the primary goal of the initiative was the eradication of non-communicable diseases in addition to the implementation of NCD-prevention strategies.

    She was speaking at Makueni Boys during the launch of “Start a Library” program.

    During the occasion, Makueni County Education and ICT official Damaris Makau indicated that they had already engaged in meetings with various school heads over the subject matter.

    A boy drinking milk. FILE PHOTO

    She stated, “We had stakeholders meeting where we made consultations on the schools to target.”

    Makau communicated that the county was focussing on schools in areas that are considered the driest.

    It was also revealed that they will conduct a health review of the pupils prior to the launch of the free milk program.

    Constant reviews will also be made after every three months to evaluate the progress and its outcomes.

    According to statistics from the World Health Organization, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity form the main risk factors for NCDs, which contribute to the development of a significant percentage of disabilities in Kenya.

    Nazi Kibwana Speaking and Offering Aid at a past public function for school girls

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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.

source:nairobinews

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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.

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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.

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Jomo Kenyatta’s Pet That Had a Mercedes & Its Own Driver

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Mzee Jomo Kenyatta once owned a pet that was chauffeured in a Mercedes and had its own driver, privileges that left many working at State House in wonder.

Unknown to many, the former president was not fond of keeping animals as pets. However, when his close friend, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie gifted him a white doghe adopted an entirely different attitude.

According to biographer Jeremy Murray- Brown in his 1972 book, Kenyatta was initially angered by the gift adding that he would have preferred a cow.

Haile Selassie with one of his pet dogs.

Lee Njiru, who worked as Information Officer at State House, would later reveal that the president ordered a brand new luxury Mercedes Benz 280S to chauffer the dog whom he named Addis.

“Mzee had few bosom friends. One of them was the animal-loving Emperor Haile Selassie. The friendship was so deep that when he was gifted the white little dog during his visit to Ethiopia, he bought it a Mercedes Benz 280S.

“Addis had his own driver and normally sat back left whenever he accompanied Mzee during his long working tours around the country,” Njiru stated in an interview.

The president treasured the dog as it was a symbol of his friendship with the Emperor.

Their friendship spanned long before the two became Heads of State. While studying in London’s Quaker College in 1931, Kenyatta kept a red, green and gold Ethiopian flag in his room in England.

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It is reported that Kenyatta was so fascinated with His Imperial Majesty and 33 years after his stay at 75 Castle Road in England, he ensured the Emperor was Kenya’s first foreign dignitary invited during the Jamhuri Day celebrations in June, 1964.

Additionally, during his 14-year rule, Kenyatta -who hated flying – made only one foreign trip and it was to Ethiopia in 1969.

When he arrived, Ethiopia’s military performed a special aerial drill in Kenyatta’s honour by spelling his name, Jomo, in the sky.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (L) with Emperor Haile Selassie

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