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Zain Verjee: I used boda boda to beat traffic to UN to host Uhuru, Macron session

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Former CNN news anchor Zain Verjee on Thursday claimed she was forced to use a boda boda to make it for a session with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.

The two leaders were at the United Nations complex in Gigiri for the ‘One Planet Summit’ that discussed renewable energy in Africa, financing the private sector and new innovation models.

Verjee moderated a discussion among President Kenyatta, President Macron, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Amina J Mohammed and Kristalina Georgieva, the interim president of the World Bank Group.

But while her guests had the roads cleared for them, Verjee, who left CNN a few years ago to start her own operation, said she had to hop onto a motorcycle to be at the complex in time for the session.

“So much traffic at the UN today , I had to take a boda boda to be in time to host #OnePlanetSummit thanks to John for getting me there in time ! #nairobijam #KenyaFranceRelations,” tweeted the journalist, attaching a selfie with her rider.

At the height of post-election violence in 2008, she said she had been hit by a teargas canister fired directly at her by a policeman.

source: nairobinews

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38-year-old DJ Makena says she’s not yet ready for marriage: Searching for someone who really speaks to my heart is not easy

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DJ Pierra Makena isn’t ready to walk down the aisle any time soon because she hasn’t found someone worth it.

The mother of one who recently clocked 38 years revealed that she’s not in a rush to settle down because she’s looking for someone who will understand her.

“I’m not ready for marriage, not ready to be someone’s wife yet. I’m not in a rush. Searching for someone who really speaks to my heart is not easy,” she said in an interview with Mpasho. 

Private

Makena said that though her love with her baby daddy went sour and he walked away, she’s still not afraid of loving again. But, she’s keeping everything private now more than ever.

“I believe in love. Many people thought that after the breakup I would not love again. I tend to give a lot of love, I get to receive a lot of love. But you know what, I never put my love life in public. I am a loved girl. I really like to keep my life private,” she said. 

Adding:

“Nowadays I look for the heart. It’s not all about material things. I love someone who speaks to my heart.” she posted. 

source:Ghafla

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Why Zahra Moi declined appointment to Nairobi Hospital board

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Zahra Moi has explained why she turned down her nomination to be a director at the Board of Management of Kenya Hospital Association, the owners of the Nairobi Hospital.

Zahra, who is the wife of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, has expressed her reservations regarding the nomination through a letter sent to the Nairobi Hospital Company Secretary.

“It is with regret, however, that I must decline your invitation. Due to time constraints, my schedule simply will not allow me to participate meaningfully on your board at this time,” Zahra explained in her letter.

“I have immense respect for the work you do, and fear that the demands on my time will prevent me from giving the KHA the attention it deserves,” she explained further.

STANDOFF

She also noted that she did not participate in any of the meetings leading to her nomination, nor did she offer herself for election.

Zahra said she had not been at the Nairobi Hospital in recent times, contrary to media reports on the recent change of guard at the facility.

On 17th April there was a standoff at the Nairobi Hospital as the newly-elected board members tried to access the premises.

The current board members said that they were still running the hospital as they had been given a court order barring the elected members to assume office pending hearing.

REAPPOINTMENT

“We are happy to inform you that the court has issued an order restraining those purported to have been elected from assuming office pending inter-party hearing,” the board members said in an advert in local dailies on Friday.

“We wish to assure you that the validly elected Board of Management continues to run The Nairobi Hospital and is making the best efforts to implement strategic decisions to enhance the governance and operations of the hospital,” read the advert.

Last month, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala reappointed Mrs Moi to sit in Tourism Research Institute Board, a post she has held since 2016.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 54 (1) (h) of the Tourism Act, 2011, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife re-appoints Zahra Bahwela Moi to be a member of the Board of Tourism Research Institute, for a period of three years, with effect from the 1st June, 2019,” the notice read.

source:Nairobi News

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Kenya to deport foreigners in betting

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has issued deportation order against foreigners who entered Kenya for other businesses but ended up investing in the betting industry.

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