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Raila pushes for new govt structure

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Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday reiterated the need for a three-tier government, saying counties are too small to raise funds for major infrastructure projects.

Speaking during the 6th Annual Devolution Conference at Kirinyaga University, Mr Odinga asked governors to push for the formation of regional governments as part of the debate on constitutional changes.

The ODM leader also called for the formulation of a policy guiding county involvement in the Big Four agenda on food security, affordable housing, universal health coverage and manufacturing.

Mr Odinga accused the national government of taking over county functions such as the purchase of fertiliser and office equipment.

As such, he said, the devolved units should be supplied with resources that would see them fund projects that fall under the Big Four.

Source: Nation.co.ke

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Eric Omondi dejected as girlfriend Chantal leaves him, flies back to Italy

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Comedian Eric Omondi says his ex-lover Chantal Grazioli requested to fly back to her native country, Italy, to start her life afresh.

Speaking to EDAILY on Wednesday, Eric Omondi said upon granting Chantal her wish, they agreed that they terminate their romantic relationship but remain as friends.

“What Kenyans did not know is that Chantal has never been Kenyan; she is Italian. Whenever she jetted into Kenya, she always came to visit me. With her tourist visa, she cannot work in the country. And, she recently asked me if I can allow her to permanently stay in Italy and get formal employment there. And because I had seen her stay in my house doing nothing meaningful, I saw it wise to grant her her request. Given we would stay far apart from each other over an unknown period, we reached a mutual agreement to end the relationship,” Eric Omondi told EDAILY on phone.

“However, it doesn’t mean that our paths will never cross. There is a possibility, maybe a high one, that we will get back together some day,” said the funnyman.

Eric Omondi’s revelation comes a few hours after the humorist took to Instagram to announce his split from the model.

“I will miss you,” read a part of Eric Omondi’s lengthy post.

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“I met you when you were only 19. I have known you for 4 and a half years. [I have] shared and created some of the best moments in life with you. You changed my life completely.

“As you move into your new phase in life — with or without me — I want to wish you all the best, my love.

“I pray to God Almighty that He may keep you… May He lead you…

“May He watch over you…I want to let you know that I will always be here for you anytime, every time. As you fly away, my Love, may you glow, shine like the angel that you are.

“I will miss you. Every moment. Every single moment. You are the best thing that happened to me! Na kwa wale wadau wadaku, Chantal and I are okay. We were friends long before we were lovers and our friendship stays for life.

“And to those young men and women who prefer to take each others’ lives at the end of a relationship, let this be a lesson to you all. You do not own a person and it doesn’t always work out. Anyway, guys have yourselves a blessed day and remember to wish Chantal a happy birthday this coming Friday.”

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Fena Gitu thrilled after meet up with Raila

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Rapper Fena Gitu is over the moon after she met former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Tuesday.

Fena shared a photo of the airplane meet up with Baba featuring Raila Junior as a photo bomber.

“Baba while we were away. For a few hours in my lifetime, I sat next to one of the most powerful men of our time. What a humbling, dumbfounding… Mind blowing experience.

An inquisitive fan asked Fena whether Odinga was able to understand what she does.

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“How did you start explaining to him that you are an artist? I mean an encounter with these powerful people is usually intense, before you finish talking the bodyguards wako hapo kukutoa 😇,” the fan questioned.

To that Fena replied, “Inaitwa “Elevator Pitch” 😂

The ODM party leader was in West Africa as the African Union representative for a tour of several countries’ infrastructural projects.

Fena was in Accra for the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards where Sauti Sol had been nominated in the African artist of the year award that was bagged by Burna Boy.

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Marriage ends after man chooses mother over wife who wanted mother-in-law kicked out of their matrimonial home in Lang’ata

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A man has opted to lose his wife for his mother. In a divorce where a woman gave her husband an option of kicking out her mother-in-law from their matrimonial home in Lang’ata, Nairobi or lose her, he chose to have his mother stay and the wife out.

The divorce case between Hussein and wife Dayman did not have the grave issues that others normally cite such as infidelity, cruelty or desertion.

Instead, it was small squabbles, including one that Hussein’s mother should leave their matrimonial house. Another was that his wife was not breastfeeding their baby well.

The issues could have been easily solved out of court according to the principal Kadhi, who dissolved their union.When the woman filed for divorce in January, the court decided that the two approach an elder and iron out their differences.

This, however, did not work, as both parties returned to court seeking to part ways.

Hussein and Dayman married in Lang’ata on November 29, 2015. They have two children, one aged two and a younger one.

The woman’s only complaint was that her mother-in-law took over control of their house and had reduced her to a mere house help.

She accused her husband of being weak for avoiding to reconcile her with his mother in a bid to quell frequent disagreements over control of the matrimonial house.The man was also accused of failing to guarantee his wife’s privacy, as their home was full of his relatives.Another thing that hurt Dayman, the court heard, was Hussein’s search of her bag “like a thief” whenever she wanted to go run errands.

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Hussein told the court it was his estranged wife who fled sometime in October 2017 after they took their now two-year-old child to the hospital over malnutrition.

He said that on the day she left home, he had instructed her to prepare porridge for the child.  “Dayman was irresponsible and caused child malnutrition,” he testified.

According to the man, it cost him Sh82,000 in hospital bills to treat malnutrition.Court records show that even when both parties appeared for the hearing, they objected to any reconciliation.

“Parties herein agitated for dissolution of their marriage based on normal matrimonial issues that could have been solved out of court,” Principal Kadhi Sebastian Ratori said.“Hussein was put in a dilemma to choose between living with his mother or wife and preferred the mother, thus the separation. May be the separation of the mother and wife could have saved their relationship.”

According to Kadhi, the man had an option of separating his mother and her daughter-in-law or even partitioning their house in a bid to have the two live independently, but he did not.The issue of Hussein’s failure to pay dowry also emerged.

Dayman told the court her husband, an oil supplier, promised to pay Sh200,000 and one set of jewellery as dowry, but did not.

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Hussein could not also trust his wife with the children. He had urged the court to give him custody so that his mother would raise them.

But the Kadhi dismissed his prayer as the two are young.In reply, he told the court he would pay his dowry debt in 180 days.He was ordered to be paying Sh26,000 before the 5th of each month.

He is also to provide for school and medical fees for the two children.The woman is to provide basics for the children besides effectively breastfeeding the seven-months-old baby until the age of two.

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