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VIDEO: Meet a Kenyan governor’s daughter who quit law for the TV screen as sports reporter

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Joyce Mukami Wambora is among a crop of female sports journalists who have come out to challenge the male-dominated industry.

Mukami, who also happens to be Embu Governor Martin Wambora‘s daughter, has had a life-long love for football which drove her from a budding career as a lawyer to join the Citizen TV news team.

Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the journalist explained that she went to the University of Liverpool for her Law degree before returning to Kenya to work at the legal department of a local bank.

It was during her part-time work as a sports presenter at Capital FM that she decided her future was better placed in media than in the legal profession.

Mukami, who also played for the Liverpool University team as a striker, left radio and joined Bamba Sports, a free-to-air sports channel, where she stayed for a year, thereafter joining Citizen TV.

Speaking about her father, Mukami expressed her pride about his resilience in politics, having survived multiple impeachment attempts.

Mukami Wambora with Jeff Koinange at Citizen TV studio.

Despite some of her friends advising against using her father’s name, she enjoys being associated with him and her colleagues don’t treat her differently for it.

When asked about how she felt about Governor Wambora being frequently featured in the news, she responded, “I’m proud of my dad and what he has accomplished.”

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She described her father as very intelligent, wise and strong because even as he was battling to retain his seat, he would be the one comforting the family.

Mukami Wambora. FILE PHOTO

The Tusker FC and Arsenal FC fan was grateful that her father supports her passion for sports despite taking her to Law school.

Throughout her career, Mukami has been fortunate to interact with sports superstars like former Manchester United and Arsenal captains Rio Ferdinand and Thierry Henryrespectively.

When asked whether she had any political ambitions, she suggested that a position as Sports Cabinet Secretary (CS) was not very far from her wishlist.

Mukami Wambora with former Manchester United Captain Rio Ferdinand

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TV presenter Ben Kitili celebrates his baby son’s arrival

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KTN Political Affairs Editor Ben Kitili and his wife Amina Mude on Monday welcomed their second child.

Ben and Amina have a daughter together and are clearly excited about the arrival of their son as Ben took to Instagram to share the news with the world.

Ben shared an adorable picture of baby Roman Hami, who has been named after his grandfather and great great grandfather, Kitili wa Muthengi.

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“Another rock for my sling. Roman Hami Kitili. Named Kitili after his grandfather and great, great grandfather, Kitili wa Muthengi, a legend who had 33 wives. Baby and mother @amina_mude are well. We thank God,” he wrote.

The couple tied the knot last year at the Attorney General’s office and later held an invites only reception dinner at a Nairobi hotel attended by friends and family on November 16, 2018.

They union received mixed reaction from the online community given that Kitili is a Christian and Amina is a Muslim.

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In responding to the critics Kitili pointed out that when it comes to marriage God supersedes religion.

“In marriage, God is more important than religion. To those who are not so welcoming, we forgive you… you have a constitutional right to your opinion… however, should any of you cross the line against the law – as I said, I ‘ll protect my family with my all,” he said at the time.

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80 per cent of Kenyans support Handshake-Poll

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Eighty per cent of Kenyans support the March 2018 Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the latest study by Ipsos Synovate has revealed.

According to the study, Rift Valley (76 per cent), Central (76 per cent), and Western (75 per cent) regions registered relatively –but still high support for the reconciliation as the remaining five other regions gave resounding backing.

The study reveals that those who support the newfound friendship between Mr Odinga and Mr Kenyatta cite peace and tranquility as their main reason.

The study reveals 86 per cent of the respondents support of the handshake because, they believe, it has brought about peace and unity and eased political tensions in the country.

It further states: “On the other hand, the negators of the handshake claim that it has brought about political confusion (36 per cent) while 24 per cent hold that it has further weakened the opposition.After suffering successive defeats in Ugenya and Embakasi South, two-thirds of the total respondents said that ODM Party is on its death bed, the research says.

Sixty-six per cent of the respondents felt that internal wrangles would kill Jubilee.According to Ipsos, it fully funded the research which was conducted on April 15 and 18, 2019, where respondents were sampled across the country.According to the study, the Coastal region leads with the highest number of people who have never heard about the Handshake or events surrounding it at 25 per cent.

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It is followed by Western and Eastern at 16 per cent and 15 per cent respectively. In total, 12 per cent of respondents have never had about the newfound relationship between Kenyatta and Odinga.

Also in the study, 13 per cent of the respondents say the ODM Party lost the by-elections because of the poor choice of leaders.A significant amount of the respondents (36 per cent) say they have not seen the benefit of the handshake to the country.At the same time, Northeastern (7 per cent) and Nyanza (6 per cent) lead in terms of those who feel that the handshake has brought development.

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On Sunday, President Uhuru verbally attacked Tanga Tanga brigade allied to his deputy William Ruto warning them not to interfere with his efforts towards unifying the country.
Pro-DP Ruto Members of Parliament under the Tanga Tanga have expressed their displeasure with Uhuru’s closeness with his rival-turned-friend Raila Odinga. The MPs have always accused Mr Odinga of trying to wreck the Jubilee Party, and they have insisted that they are fully behind Ruto’s candidature in 2022.

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Bid to replace Chiloba hits a snag, yet again

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The recruitment of new a CEO for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has hit a snag yet again after the human resource firm picked by the commission to help in the exercise rejected the offer.

The ongoing process is the second attempt at hiring the commission secretary after the first failed when IEBC took too long to act upon the applications.

The process was stopped by the Employment and Labour Relations Court on May 20 after the IEBC was found to have flouted the law in the requirements for applicants.

Alpex Consulting Africa Limited (ACAL) surprised the commission when it communicated its rejection of the award last Friday, the day it was supposed to sign the contract.

The firm cited, among other reasons, the fact that it was not involved in the advertisement for the position, that the applications were handled by the management, which is conflicted, given that acting CEO Marjan Hussein is also eyeing the position. It even suggested that IEBC’s image problems arising from past elections were ‘a turn-off’.

The rejection is one of the many setbacks the search of new commission has suffered. Of the 11 firms the IEBC had pre-qualified, only four submitted their bids. The other seven, including PwC Kenya and Deloitte, did not respond.

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