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Echesa: I don’t know why the president sacked me

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Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa says he doesn’t know why he was relieved of his duties by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Echesa spoke on Saturday at Marina Village in his Kakamega County home turf where he made his first public appearance 24 hours after being fired by the president.

The Head of State also clarified that this decision was aimed at enhancing service delivery and orienting the government towards delivering the Big Four Agenda.

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“I am cool and also want to urge my supporters and Luhyas to remain calm. I remain grateful to the President for offering me an opportunity to serve in his cabinet,” said Echesa.

“It is within President Kenyatta’s mandate to hire and fire but still I would also want to know what happened (why I was sacked),” he further said.

According to Nairobi News Echesa, who is believed to be a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, also received backing from a section of elected leaders.

“We are not happy with the decision. It was tough selling the Jubilee agenda in Western and Echesa was among people who went out of their way to propagate Jubilee and create in-roads for Kenyatta to access the region,” Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali said.

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Source: Nairobi News

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Ali Kiba finally reveals his marriage with Kenyan wife is almost dead but not yet over

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Singer Ali Kiba has revealed that things are not fine at home and it’s true his marriage to Kenyan lady Amina Khalef is currently on its death bed.

The singer, however, denied that the two have already divorced.

Speaking in an interview, Kiba said that a lot of rumours have been flying around about her union to Amina and most of it is not true. He, however, confessed that his wife had to be taken to back Mombasa as the two sort things out.

”It is true our marriage is on the rocks, but it is not true that I have divorced her.” he said. 

”I have not taken her back to Mombasa. It is also not true that she refused to stay with my mother and siblings. Stop spreading lies and work,” he added. 

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Babu Owino takes on Mariga over relationship with Anne Thumbi

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Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on Wednesday took a dig at Kibra parliamentary seat aspirant McDonald Mariga, asking him to choose between Nominated MCA Anne Thumbi and the Kibra seat.

Through a post on social media, Babu said Mariga was wrong to associate himself with Thumbi since she had a son with the late Ken Okoth.

“This is the lady who had a baby with the late Hon Ken Okoth. Mariga must choose between the lady or the seat.

“Hauwezi dharau the late Ken by taking both his seat and his wife. Choose one Omwami,” said Babu.

Thumbi has been seen beside Mariga in recent days and a photo of her sitting next to the former Inter Milan midfielder evoked a number of reactions online.

On Monday, Mariga was cleared by the IEBC to contest for the Kibra seat after a decision to reject his candidature was overturned.

The tribunal, chaired by IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati, declared that Mariga was a validly registered voter and could not be denied his right to vie for Kibra MP seat.

“We make the conclusion that the complainant was duly registered as a voter. The respondent (Returning Officer) decision of September 10, 2019 declining the nomination of the complainant is hereby set aside,” said Chebukati.

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The tribunal directed the Returning Officer, Beatrice Muli, to process the application for Mariga’s nomination immediately.

The tribunal’s verdict means that unless any case against him is filed at the High Court, Mariga’s name will be on the ballot on November 7.

By Standard.co.ke

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Polygamous MP proudly parades his two ‘First Ladies’ during political rally

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Nakuru East Member of Parliament, David Gikaria, recently excited a public gathering when he paraded and introduced his two wives to a gathering.

The incident happened during political rally under the ‘Inua Mama’ campaign in the MP’s home turf.

When invited by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika to ‘greet’ the crowd, Gikaria seized the opportunity to introduce his wives.

“I’m the Nakuru East MP and when one has a wife or wives, he has to acknowledge them. I have several Nakuru Town East First Ladies. Let me introduce them to you,” Gikaria said while beckoning his wives to the podium.

Both wives stepped forward with smiles on their face as they waved to the cheering crowd.

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“This is Veronica Wairimu, she is the First Lady number one. And this one is Dorcas Wangui, she is also the First Lady number one B. First Lady number one C is not here, but I will bring her here another day,” the MP said while alternately embracing each of his two wives.

Gikaria’s declaration is well within Kenya’s law which allows a man to marry more than one woman.

In 2013, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Marriage Bill which legalised polygamy.

It brings civil law, where a man was only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple partners.

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